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3. In our Tongues,. Psal. xxxiv, 13, Mats.

xii. 36.
4. Qur Hands and Actions,
I, Towards God.

2. Towards Men.
3. Of the Aggravations of our Sins.

As committed,
1. Against God,
1, The Father, I Sam, ii. 25. Ifa, iii. 8.
2. The Son, Heb, vi, o,
3. The Holy Ghost, Rev, iii, 20, i Thes, v. 19,

Eph, iv, 30, 2. Against frequent Reproofs, Jer. xxix. 18, 19,

Prou, xxix. 1. 3. Against Light, John iii. 19. 4. Against Vows and Resolutions, Pfal. Ixvi,

13, 14. Ecclef. v. 4. II. In Contrition for Sin, Psal. li. 17. Ifa. lvii. 15. c. lxvi, 2, 2 Cor. vii.

Which Sorrow or Contrition should be, 1. Hearty, Joel ii, 13, Psal, li. 17, 2. Sincere, or upon right Grounds ; because

offensive to God, Luke xv. 21.
3. Universal, Psal. xix. 12.
4. Exceeding all other Sorrow, Zech, xii, 10, 12,
5. Accompanied with Shame and Confusion of

Façe, Ezok, xxxvi. 31, 32,
III, Confession of Sin, 1 foln i, 9,
1. To God, Ezra X, 10, II.

1. Cordial, Rom. X. 19.
2. Humble, Ezra ix. 6. c. X. 1. Neh. ix, 1, 2,

Luke xviii. 13;

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3. General and particular, Psal. li. 3, 4. with

the several Aggravations of them, Dan.

ix. 13•

4. With loathing and abhorring our felves for

it, Dan. ix. 4, 7. Psal. xxxviii. 18. 5. With Prayer to God, Dan. ix. 20. 1. To pardon, Luke xviii, 13. Psal. li. 9 2. To subdue it, Psal. li. 7, 10. Who fo thus confefseth his Sins, God will for

give them, Psal. xxxii. 5. 2. To Men, Jac. V. 16. Especially when the Conscience is troubled,

and God eminently provoked, 2 Sam.

xii. 13:

IV. Resolutions against Sin, Psal. xvii. 3. Psal. xxxix. 1. Joh. xxiv. 15.

This must be, 1. With serious Deliberation. 2. In the Name of Christ, and by the Grace of

God, fobn xv. s. 3. Strengthned with Prayer, Psal. cxli. 3, 4.

Psal. xix. 12, 13.

V. Conversion, 1. What must we be converted from? Sin

and Wickedness, Ezek. xiv. 6. 6. xviii. 30. 6. Xxxiii. 11. Ifa. Iv. 7. 1. From Sin, as Sin. I. As it is the Transgression of God's Law,

1 John iii. 4. Rom. vii. 11, 12. 2. Contrary to his Nature, Ifa. iii. 8. 3. Dishonourable to his Name, Rom. ii, 23.

1 Sam. ii. 30. Mat. V, 16.

2. From

2. From all Sin, one as well as another, Ezek

xviii. 30, 31. Jac. ii. 10. And by Consequence from our darling Sin,

Pfah xviii. 23. 1. That which our Hearts are most fet upon,

Ezek. xxxiii. 31. Asts viii. 22. 2. Which we are most easily overcome by,

Heb. xii. 1. 3. Which we are most loth to part with,

Matt. xix. 21, 22. To forsake this Sin, is very acceptable to

God, Gen. xxii. 16. 3. We muft not only turn from the Commis

sion of Sin, but from all Love to it, all Pleasure and Delight in it, 1 John ii. 15. Fer. iv. 14. Prov. ii. 14.

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OBJ. 1. I shall then leave my Pleasures. 1. They are not real Pleasures, Ifa. lvii.

20, 21.

xii. 19.

xi. 25. :

2. At the best they are but Brutish, Luke 3. But for a Moment, 2 Cor. iv. 17, 18. Heb. 4. End in Misery, Rom. vi. 21. Prov. xxiii.

31, 32. 5. You lose much greater Pleasures for them,

Psal. xvi. 11. 1 Pet. i. 8.

Obj. 2. But there is Profit in them, Aits xix.

27, 28.

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1. It is but seeming Profit, Prov. X. 22. Jac. V.

2, 3. 2. You · lose more than you get, Matt,

xvi. 26.
3. You will gain more by losing such Profits,

I Tim. iv. 8. c. vi. 6.
1. The Favour of God.
2. A Blessing upon what you have.

3. Everlafting Life, Matt, vi, 19, 20.
2. What must we be converted to God and
Goodness, Hof. vii16.

What is that? 1. Negatively 1. To turn from one Sin to another, is no

turning to God, Matt. ix. 13. Luke xi.

24, 25. 2. To turn to a meer civil Life, is not true

turning to God, Mark xii. 34. 3. To turn from one Sect to another, or

from a gross to a superftitious Way of Living, is not turning to God, Matt.:

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2. Positively: We must turn from Sin, so as

to have our whole Hearts inclined to God,
Joel ii. 12.
1. To love him with all our Hearts, Deut.

vi. s. Matt. xxii. 37. c. X. 37.
2. Tó Desire him, Pfal. Ixxiii. 25. Psal. xlii.

1, 2. Pbil. iii. 8, 9. 3. To rejoice in him, Psal. iv. 7. i Pet. i. 8.

Hab. iii. 17, 18. 4. To trust and confide on him, Prov. iii. 5.

yfa. l. 10. Psal. xxvii. 1, 2, 3.

f. To

s. To fear and dread him, Isa. viii. 13.

Matt. X. 28. 6. To serve, honour and obey him, and do

all such good Works as he hath prepa

red for us, Pfal. xxxiv. 14. lsa. i. 16, 17, 18. 7

To believe in Jesus Christ, and the Promises which God hath made to us in him.

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Take not up with a partial Repentance, 2 Cor.

vii. 10. Mark vi. 20.

VII. We must not only be converted to God the Father, but to the Son too, so as to believe in him for Pardon, in order to our obtaining of it, Afts iii. 38. Mark i. 15. 1. There is nothing of Worth or Dignity in

our Repentance it felf, whereby it can de

serve Pardon, Luke xvii. 10. 2. However, it qualifies us for it, and puts us

into a Capacity of obtaining it. 3. But it is conferred upon us only on the Ac

count of Christ, and his Merits, Col. i. 14.

Matt. xxvi. 28. Rom. V. 10. 4. Though Christ hath merited it for us, we

cannot partake of it but by Believing in him, Atts xiii. 38, 39. Rom. iii. 28, Gab ii. 16. 2. How doth it appear, that if we so repent,

we shall be pardon'd? God hath said it, Ifa. lv. 7. Ezek. xviii. 30.

A&s xvi. 31. Zech. i. 3.

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