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your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, &c.-Gen. xix. 23.
am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.—Matt. ix. 12, 13.
Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, &c. and ye shall find rest unto your souls.—Matt. xi. 28, 29. Ps. xxxiv. 9, 10.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.-Luke i. 53.
The Son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.— Luke xix. 10.
He that cometh to me, shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me, shall never thirst.-John vi. 35.
his sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. -Job xiv. 19-21.
My goodness extendeth not to thee but to the saints that are in the earth.-Ps. xvi. 2, 3.
But the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten: also their love and their hatred, and their envy is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.-Eccles. ix. 5, 6.
Doubtless, thou art our father; though Abraham be ignorant of us; and Israel acknowledge us not.-Isa. lxiii. 16.
OF OUR LORD'S KINDRED ACCORDING TO THE FLESH.
I AM become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children, &c.-Ps. lxix. 8.
Then Joseph, &c. took unto him his wife, and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son. -Matt. i. 24, 25.
out, desiring to speak with thee.Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark iii. 31-35.
Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? and his sisters, arc not they with us? Whence then hath this man these things?-Matt. xiii. 55, 56.
She brought forth her first-born son, &c. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and his mother went up to Jerusalem; and returning back, missed him, &c. They sought him amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintance, &c.-Luke ii. 7. 42-44. Matt. i. 25.
After this he went down to Capernaum; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued there not many days.John ii. 12.
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, &c. For neither did his brethren believe in him, &c. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, &c.-John vii. 3-5. 8-10.
These all continued with one accord, &c. with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.-Acts i. 14.
I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, &c. But other apostles saw I none, save James, the Lord's brother.
While he yet talked to the people, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand with--Gal. i. 18, 19.
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ABASE. See Humility.
Accept rebukes and admonitions, 15.
Abide in faith and well doing, 14. Chat.Appearance of evil to be avoided, 14.
Acknowledge him in our troubles, 20.
Almightiness of God, 2.
All-sufficiency of God, ib.
Altars before the law, 43.
Comforts arising from them, ib.
When greatest, then generally is deli-
Intended for good in the end, ib.
Acknowledge it to one another, 15.
Add not to the afflictions of others, 20.
Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1.
Affections of believers each to other, 15.
Have been the portion of believers, ib.
Assembly of saints for worship, 25.
Assurance. See Faith.
Attributes of God, 2.
Avenging the saints is God's prerogative,
Avenge not on enemies, ib.
Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14.
Authority of magistrates. See Magistrates
BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians.
Bear afflictions patiently, 20.
Believers' fruits. See Character of saints,
Belief. See Faith, and Trust.
Belief, what. See Nature of faith.
Their failings, 11.
Their privileges in general, 12.
Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
Blindness. See Ignorance of natural men.
Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper, 25.
Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting
Burial. See Death.
CALAMITIES, public or common, 21.
Charity in walking toward saints, 15.
Cheerfulness under afflictions, ib.
His excellency and dignity, ib.
In his person and authority, ib.
In his nature, ib.
Church, what, 25.
Church assemblies, ib.
What he became, did, and suffered, to
redeem mankind, 6.
He took flesh upon him, ib.
His kingship, ib.
Our great Prophet, ib.
Our all in all, ib.
Christ's second coming to be waited for, 14. Deceivers, 28.
Christianity, its importance, &c. 44.
Consideration in general, 29.
Content with lawful governors, 22.
Conversation of believers in general, 14.
Corruption of man's nature, 4.
DAY of the Lord: or, judgment day, 34.
Dead men ignorant of the things of this
Death of Christ, 6.
Death or mortality of mankind, 32.
Deeds of the law justify not, 4.
Delays of amendment. See Time.
nest means, may be endeavoured, 20.
Depart not from God and truth in the ge-
Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
believers, how, 25.
Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
He cannot hurt without leave, 20.