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continued only for a limited period, the “ blessings of the gospel shall be extend66 ed to the most distant corners of the “ habitable world ; they shall extend” from 66 sea to sea, and from the river to 66 the ends of the earth.” In

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that are passed, many have embraced the invitation ; and generations yet unborn shall share in its blessings. The promises of God respecting the enlargement of the Redeemer's kingdom shall all be fulfilled in their season, and multitudes of all people, kindreds, and tongues, shall continue to be added to the Church while sun and moon endure, till at length “ the knowledge of the Lord 6 shall fill the earth, as the waters cover “ the sea ;" “ and men shall be blessed 66 in him ; all nations shall call him bless66 ed.” What a mighty encouragement is this to all of you, my brethren, instantly to comply with this gracious invitation! Let not the powerful feeling of your multiplied and highly aggravated sins deter you from looking unto Christ. This is the

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Thus have I endeavoured to urge you to look to Jesus, because the object is most glorious; because it is the command of one whom we cannot, without the blackest ingratitude, disobey ; because salvation is the inestimable prize; because the duty is in itself easy and delightful; and because the way is free and open to all.

What more, my friends, needs be added to enforce these powerful considerations ? Though we were to expatiate ever so fully, “ in the enticing words of “ man's wisdom;" yet it is the Spirit of God alone that can render them effectual.

Let me again remind you, that there is no way of coming to the Father but by Jesus Christ. What then must become of those who seek salvation in ways of their own devising? Consider what would have become of the wounded Israelites, had they refused to make use of the remedy provided for them! When bidden to look at the brazen serpent for

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SERMON VI.

ON HEARING CHRIST.

MATTHEW XVII. 5.

While he yet spake, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them : and, behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

These words were spoken on a very remarkable occasion. Our blessed Lord having taken his three favourite disciples, Peter, James, and John, into a high mountain to pray, (to Mount Tabor, a beautiful hill in the land of Galilee,) was transfigured before them: His face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as snow. The

rays

of his divine glory burst forth through the veil of his human nature with a dazzling and amazing lustre ; and he displayed on

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