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S. Jo H. xiii. 17.
If ye know these Things, happy: are ya

if ye do them.

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DOCTRINE I.

E Mould strive to know our Duty.

i. What kind of Knowledge ?
1. Clear and diftin&t, 1 S. Pet. iii. 15.
2. Scriptural, S. Joh. v. 39. Ifa. i. 12..
3. Efectual.
4. Uniirsal, Pfal. cxix. 6.

5. Growing, 2 S. Pet. iii. 1 8.
2. What Duties?
1. TO GOD.
1. Repentance, S. Matt. iv. 17.

Consisting,
1. In Sorrow for Sin, joel ii. 12, 13.

Ezek vii. 16.
2. Aversion from it, Ezek. xxxiii. 11.

3. Conversion to GOD, Zach. j. 2, 3.
2. Faith.
1. In GOD the Father, S. Joh. xiv. 1.

1. That He is our Creator, Gen.

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i. 1.

2. Preserver, A&t. vii. 28.

3. Governour, S. Matt. viii. 29, 30.
2. In GOD the Son, S. Joh. xiv. 1.
1. That He came from the Father,

S. Joh. xiv. 11. and xvii. 21.
2. Is our only Saviour, A&t. iv, 1 2.
3. Able to save all that believe ,

Hebr. vij. 25.

3. Love

xxii. 37.

3. Love to Him above all Things, S. Mätt. 1. As the Chiefest of Goods, S. Luk.

xviii. 19. 2. As the Fountain of Goodness and

Happiness, Psal. xxxvi. 9. 4. In Fear and Reverence, S. Matt. x.28. s. In Desire, and seeking Him before

all Things, S. Matt. vi. 33.
2. To Mah.

1. Love, S. Matt. V. 44:
2. Justice, S, Mutt. xxii. 21. and vii. 12.
3. Mercy, S. Luk. vi. 36.

4. Humility, s. Joh. xiii. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, cc.
3. Why should we know our Duty ?
1. Because the Law and Gospel were both

written for this end, S. Joh. xx. 31. 2. To know a Duty, is itself a Duty com

manded, 1 S. Pet. iii, 18. 3. We can perform no Duty, without we

first know it, Rom:-X. .

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xxii. 29.

USE.
Labour to know your Duty.

Consider,
1. Ignorance is the Cause of all Error, S. Matt.
2. You have all Mćans requisite for this Know-
ledge ;

1. The Scriptures, S. Joh. v. 39.
2. The Ordinances, Rom. x. 14, 15, 17, 18.

3. Prayers, fam. i. 5.
3. Consider therefore it is your own Faul's,
if you know not how to serve GOD, Hef

4. Hence you will be inexcalable at the Day of Judgment.

xiii. 9.

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5. And

5. And so have greater Condemnation at the Day of Judgment, S. Fob. iii. 19.

II. DOCTRIN 8.
We should do what we know.

1. How should we perform all the Commands of Chrift? 1. From such Principles as Christ com-,

mands. 1. Love, Gal. v. 6. 2. Obedience, Rom. xiii. 5. 1 Sam. XV. 22.

3. A Desire to please GOD, 1 Theff. iv. 1. 2. In a right Manner.

1. Understandingly, 1 Cor. xiv. 15.
2. Willingly, Psal. cx. 3,
3. Chearfully, Rom. xii. 8. Psal. xl. 8.
4. Believingly, Rom. xiv. 23. Hebr. xii. 6.
š. With our whole Might, Ercles. ix. 10.
6. Humbly, S. Jam. iv. 6.
1. So as never to think we can do e-

nough, S. Luk. xvii. 10.
2. Nor merit any Thing, Gal. ii. 16.
3. But that our best Duties are full of

Infirmities, fa. lxiv. Q.
3. To a right End.
1. Negatively.

1. Not for Vain-Glory, Mal. vi, 1.

2. Or temporal Interest. 2. Positively. But 1. For GOD's Glory, Ş. Matt, V. 16, 1 Cor.

X. 31. 2. In order to our own Şalvațion, : Cor: 2. Why should we perform all the Commands of Christ? !: This was His End in commanding them.

ix. 27.

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2. The only way whereby to manifeft our

selves to be His Disciples, S. Job. xiv.

15. 3. He that does not keep all, keeps none,

S. Jam. ii. 10.

xxii. 37.

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USE
1. Reproof to such as know and do not, you
all know that you ought,

1. To believe in Chrift, A&t. xvi. 31.
2. Love GOD above all Things, S. Matt.
3. Love one another, S. Joh. XV. 17.
4. Be just and righteous in your Dealing,

S. Matt. vij. 12.
5. Not take the Name of GOD in vain,

S. Mart. V. 34.
6. Read the Scriptures, S.Joh. v. 39.
7. Pray, S. Mart. vii. 7. S. Luk. xviii. 1.

8. Hear the Word constantly.
2. Exhortation. Do what ye know.

Consider,
1. Whose Commands they are; Christ's.
2. You vowed in Baptism to keep them.
3. Keeping His Commands, is all He ex-

peas from us, for what He hath done

for os, S. Mart. vi. 8. 4. And it was the End of all He hath done

for us, At. iii. 26. 3. It is the End also of what He still doth,

in giving us His Scriptures and Ordi

nances.
6. He will judge us according to these Laws,

S. Jam. ii. 12.
7: It is the only way to Happiness.

III. D.o

III. DOCTRINE. They that do GOD's Commands, are happy. 1. Happy in this Life. 1. In the doing the Commands, Psal. xix.

11. 1. In that we need not fear the Curses of

the Law, Mal. ii. 2. 2. Nor the Wrath of GOD, Pfal. vii. 11. 3. Our Consciences will be clear, 2 Cor.1.12.

Our Souls kept in right Order, Isa.

lvii. 20, 21. 5. We have the A Mistance and Communion

of the Holy Ghost, S. Job. xvi. 7. 2. Happy by keeping them. 1. GOD will still be present with us,

Ifa. xli. 1o. and xliii. 2. 2. He will direct us, Prov. iü. 6. Pfal. XXV.

12. 3... Protect us from Evil, Psal. xlvi. 1, 2. and cxxi. 70

8. Prov. jii. 21, 22, 23. 4. Make all Things work together for our

Good, Rom. viii. 28. 5. Hereby we may discover the special

Love of GOD to us, and ours to

Him, 1, S. Joh. v. 3: 6. The Truth of our Faith, S. Jam. ii. 20,

22, 26.. 7. That we are the Children of GOD,

S. Joh. i, 12. 8. And to have a true Title to everlasting

Life, Mal. xix. 16, 17. 2. Happy in the World to come ; happy, 1 Cor. ij. 9.

I. In our Freedom.

1. From Pains, Rev. xxi. 4.
2 Cares, S. Matt. vi. 25. S. Luk. xxi. 34.

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3. Fears

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