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ARRANGEMENT OF SUBJECTS.
OPENING AND CLOSE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP.
Attendance and worship in the sanctuary
On the Lord's day
Morning and evening devotions.
At close of service
II. GENERAL PRAISE.
Praise to God
III. BEING, PERFECTIONS, AND PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
The being, glory, and unity of God
God incomprehensible, spiritual, invisible
His majesty, dominion, power and condescension
His goodness to ma
God our shepherd.
IV. GOD MANIFEST IN NATURE
V. THE SCRIPTURES.
The scriptures compared with nature
Their excellence, inspiration, instruction, and use
VI. CHRIST. HIS LIFE, MINISTRY, CHARACTER, &c.
John the Baptist his herald
Christ's teaching, character, miracles, life, &c..
His resurrection, reappearance, and ascension
His various names, offices, characters, &c. .
His names and characters (in alphabetical order)
VII. THE GOSPEL
VIII. THE REIGN OF CHRIST.
Its universal blessings.
Its stability and success foretold IX. THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH X THE SALVATION OF ALL
XI. REDEMPTION, GRACE, AND PARDON.
XII. CONFESSION AND PENITENCE.
L PRAYER AND DEVOUT EXERCISES.
True and false worship contrasted
Invocations, to divine love, the holy Spirit
Various petitions:-for the graces of the Spirit, 373.- for all spiritual
good, 374.-for all ages and classes, 375. The universal prayer,
for the divine influence at all times, 377.-for various blessings, 378.-
for holy affections, 379-381.-for salvation from error and guilt, 382.-
for a thankful and submissive heart, 383, 390, 392.—for a right spirit,
384.-for prudence and wisdom, 385.-for forgiveness and renewal of
mind, 386, 387.-for freedom from secret sin, 388.-for tenderness of
conscience, 389.-for a life devoted to God's glory, 391.-for resignation
and confidence in God, 393, 394, 400.—for sincerity in worship, 395.-
for the understanding and guidance of God's word, 396.--for divine light
and support, 397.--for divine guidance and sustenance, 398.-for guid
ance to the Promised Land, 399. Solomon's prayer for wisdom, 401.
Agur's prayer, 402. Aged Christian's prayer, 403. "Lord, remember
IV. THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER, GRACES, &c.
The beatitudes, 405. God dwells with the humble and contrite, 406.
"Who shall abide in thy tabernacle?" 407-409. The independent
and happy man, 410. The Christian's wealth, 411, 412. The Christian
warrior and warfare, 413, 414. The Christian race, 415. Rising from
moral death, 416. Charity, 417, 418. Communing with Christ, 419.
Faith, 420-422. Faith, hope, and charity, 423. Fear of the Lord,
424. Confidence in God, 425. Hearts placed on things above, 427
Adorn the truth by godly lives, 428. Longing for heaven, in affliction,
429. Liberality rewarded, 430. Love and charity, 431-433. Mutual
charity among Christians, 434-436. A candid and inquiring mind,
437. Meekness and moderation, 438, 439. Patience, 440. Prudence
and peace-making, 441. Importance of religion, 442. Holy resolve,
443. Self-knowledge, 444. Self examination, 445. Walking with God,
446. Uprightness and justice, 447. Wisdom, 448, 449. True and false zeal, 450. "Fear not," 451. The Christian encouraged, 452 The joy of conversion, 453. Heavenly joys on earth, 454.
XV. LIFE, DEATH, RESURRECTION, AND ETERNITY.
God eternal, and man mortal...
Shortness of time, and frailty of man
The world to come
The seasons, annual thanksgivings, &c. .
Beginning and end of the year
Christmas. (See VI.)
Public fasts. (See also XII.)
Laying of corner-stone; and dedication of churches
Formation of churches, and receiving members
Communion. (See also VI.)
Baptism and dedication of children
Funerals. (See also XV.)
Parting and return of travellers and seamen
XVII. OCCASIONS IN PRIVATE AND FAMILY DEVOTIONS 572-587 XVIII. MISCELLANEOUS.
Power of sin broken at death, 588. Pride, 589, 590. Inconstancy, 591. Despondency and want of faith reproved, 592, 593. Sinners ad
monished, 594. Wisdom's voice to sinners, 595. State of the wicked and righteous, 596, 635. Prevalence of vice, 597. "Shall man be more just than God?" 598. Secular and spiritual blessings, 599. Vanity of the world, 600. Persecution, and uncharitable judgment, 601, 602. "Joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth," 603, 604. "The law of the Lord is perfect," &c. 605. Influence of the Sun of Righteousness, 606. "A fountain opened," 607. Song of the church universal, 608. The martyrs in glory, 609. The river of life, 610. A time of refreshing, 611. "A hiding-place from the wind," &c. 612. Preparation for old age, 613. Old age anticipated, 614. Dangers of youth, 615. God's Word a guide for youth, 616, 617. Advantages of early piety, 618, 619. "Forgive, and thou shalt be forgiven," 620. "Why stand ye idle here?" 621, 622. Terrible appearing of God in judgments, 623. The fall of Israel, 624. Restoration of Israel, 625, 626. Missionary hymns, 627, 628. "Shall we sin because grace abounds?" 629. The gospel revealed to babes, 630. The perfect law of liberty, 631. God's grace in our adoption, 632. Punishment without rejection, 633. Obedience, not from fear, but love, 634. Different ends of the virtuous and vicious, 635. "Come unto me and I will give you rest," 636.