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'the Abundance of the Things which he 'poffeffeth, Matt. x. 31.

• Godliness with Contentment is great 'Gain. For we brought nothing into this • World, and it is certain we fhall carry ' nothing out. And having Food and

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Raiment, let us be therewith content; 'but they that will be rich fall into Temptation, and a Snare, and into many 'foolish and hurtful Lufts, which drown • Men in Deftruction and Perdition, I • Tim. vi. 6, 7, 8, 9.

But thou, O Man of God, flee thefe Things, and follow after Righteousness, 'Godliness, Faith, Love, Patience, Meeknefs. Charge them that are rich in this • World, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain Riches, but in the living God, who giveth us all Things richly to enjoy. That they do good; that they be rich in good Works; laying up in Store for themselves a good Foundation against the Time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal Life, 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.

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• Here we have no continuing City, but 'feek one to come, Heb. xiii. 14.

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Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth, • Heb. xi. 13.

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What is your Life? It is a Vapour, that appeareth a little Time, and then vanifheth away, James iv. 14.

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It is appointed unto Men once to die, • but after this the Judgment, Heb. ix. 27. Now, I fay, Brethren, it remains that • both they that have Wives, be as though they had none; and they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they poffeffed not; and they that ufe this World, as not abufing it; for the Fathion of this • World paffeth away, 1 Cor. vii. 29, 30, 631.

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Our rejoicing is this, the Testimony ❝ of our Confcience, that in Simplicity and godly Sincerity, by the Grace of God we "have had our Conversation in the World, 2 Cor. i. 12.

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And herein do I exercife myself, to • have always a Confcience void of Offence, towards God, and towards Men, Acts xxiv. 16.

'If our Hearts condemn us not, then "have we Confidence towards God, 1 John iii. 21.

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Thou ftandeft by Faith. Be not high • minded but fear, Rom. xi. 20.

• Watch and pray, that ye enter not into Temptation. The Spirit indeed is willing, but the Flefh is weak, Matt. xxvi. 41.

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"God is faithful, who will not fuffer you 'to be tempted above what you are able; but will, with the Temptation, make a Way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it, I Cor. x. 13.

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For though we walk in the Flesh, we • do not war after the Flesh: for the Wea'pons of our Warefare are not carnal, but 'mighty through God to the pulling down • of strong Holds : Cafting down Imaginations, and every high Thing that exalteth ⚫ itself against the Knowledge of God, and bringing into Captivity every Thought to the Obedience of Chrift, 2 Cor. x. 3, 4, 5. Let your Loins be girded about, and your Lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto Men that wait for the Lord, • Luke xii. 35.

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• The Hour is coming, in the which all 'that are in the Grave fhall hear his • Voice, and fhall come forth: They that ' have done Good unto the Refurrection

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' of Life, and they that have done Evil, unto the Refurrection of Damnation, • John v. 28.

Take Heed to yourselves, left at any Time your Hearts be over-charged with Surfeiting and Drukennefs, and Cares of this Life; and fo that Day come upon you unawares, Luke xxi. 34.

The Cares of this World, and the De'ceitfulness of Riches, and the Lufts of ⚫ other Things entering in, choke the Word, • and it becometh unfruitful, Mark iv. 19. • In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much Fruit, John xv. 8.

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Every Tree that bringeth not forth good Fruit, is hewn down and caft into the Fire, Matt. vii. 19.

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Every Branch in me that beareth not Fruit, he taketh away: and every Branch that beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more Fruit, John xv. 2. Judge nothing before the Time, until the Lord come; who will bring to Light ⚫ the hidden Things of Darkness, and will 'make manifeft the Counfels of the Heart,

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1 Cor. iv. 5.

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If ye love me, keep my Commandments. He that hath my Commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me, fhall ⚫ be loved of my Father, and I will love • him, and manifeft myself to him. If a Man love me he will keep my Words. • He that loveth me not, keepeth not my Sayings. Ye are my Friends, if ye do 'whatsoever I command you, John xiv. 15, 21, 23, 24, and xv. 14.

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One comes to him, and asks him, faying, Mafter, what fhall I do to inherit 'eternal life? Jefus faid unto him, if thou 'wilt enter into Life, keep the Command'ments, Matt. xix. 16, 17.

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This is my Commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. These things I command, that ye love one another, John xv. 12, 17.

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me, let him deny himself, and take up

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