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S E R M O N S,

AND OTHER
PRACTICAL WORKS,

Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED

MR. RALPH ERSKINE, A. M.

Minister of the Gospel in DUNFERMLINE.

CONSISTING OF
Above One Hundred and Fifty SERMONS,

besides his POETICAL PIECES.

IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.

To which is prefixed,
An Account of the Author's Life and WRITINGS,

with an ELEGIAC POEM, and large CONTENTS.

I am set for the defence of the gospel, Philip. i. 17.

VOL. IX.

FALKIRK;

PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,
For the Revd. JOHN STEWART, Hugh MITCHELL, Bookseller,
and PETER MUIRHEAD,Merchant, the Publishers,

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SERMON CXXXIX, CXL. The Believer's internal Witness; or, the certain Evi. dence of true Faith,

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i i John V. 10. He that believeth on the Son of God, batb

be witness in bimself. After a copious introduction, in which the connection is traced, the words analized and explained, and a doctrinal proposition laid down,

the following general beads of method are prusccuted, viz. 1. What this faith is, enquired into,

' 14 2. What is that evidence and witness it carries along with it, opened, 16 3. What this witness doth depone and atteit, 4. What is the property and quality of this witness, 5. The'reasons why true faith hath this witness along with it, 25

Use (1.) Of information, in fix inferences,
(2.) OF examination, in several evidences,

ibid.
1. General marks of trial, in five particulars, .
2. Particular iarks, in respect to the leveçal ways of witnessing, 32

How the Spirit witncsléth, in six respects,
How he witnesseth by blond, in four initances,
How he witnefreth by water,
He doth it in relpect of mortification,

Sundry questions propounded and solved,

He doib it by vindication, in five respects,
(3.) Of exhortation, both to Sinners and Saints,

1. To unbelievers,
2. To belicvers, in four particulars,

SERMON CXLI.

The Repose and Repast of Faith, under the Shady and Fruitful Tree of Life,

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Song ii. 3: I put dowi under bis Shadow with great

deliebt; and bis fruit was Sweet to my taste.

The words being viewed in their connection and scope, and a doctrine

raised from them, the following heads of method are proposed, viz. 1. To consider the case of the believer, here supposed,

62 2. To speak of the object of faith, viz. Crist as a thadow and shelter, 66 | 3. To fpeak of the actof faith, as it is afitting down under this shadow, 75 14. To view the manner of faith's acting, Sitting down with great delight, 16

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