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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.

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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.



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.

For the Page of each Chapter, see Table of Contents.


ABASE. See Humility.

Antichrist, 73.

Accept rebukes and admonitions, 15.
Accord amongst brethren, ib.
Acknowledge God in his Providence.

Abide in faith and well doing, 14. Chat.Appearance of evil to be avoided, 14.
Ability to know and please God, not of man, Apostacy. See Perseverance.
but the gift of God, 18.
Apostacy, to be watched against, 14.
Apostacy, to call our security against it, 18.
Apostles' call and commission equal, 54.
Arguing of God with sinners, 14.
Ascension of Christ, 6.

Acknowledge him in our troubles, 20.
Acknowledge sin in general, 14.
In affliction, 20.


Almightiness of God, 2.

All-sufficiency of God, ib.

Altars before the law, 43.

Comforts arising from them, ib.
Believers privilege and advantage, ib.
Render man happy and blessed, ib.
The notice God takes of them; said to
be afflicted with them, ib.

When greatest, then generally is deli-
verance nearest, and most wonder-
ful, ib.

Intended for good in the end, ib.
Shall have an end, God will deliver, ib.
Have been the lot of Christ and his
saints, ib.

Acknowledge it to one another, 15.
Acts of churches as such, 25.

Add not to the afflictions of others, 20.
Adhere to God stedfastly, 14.
Admire God and Christ, ib.
Admonish one another, 15.
Advantage of afflictions, 20.

Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1.
Advocate Jesus, 6.
Adultery, 60.

Affections of believers each to other, 15.
Affiance. See Trust in God.
Afflictions in general, 20.
Afflictions the birthright of all, ib.

Have been the portion of believers, ib.
Sent from God immediately, ib.
From wicked men, ib.
From formal professors, ib.
Why sent, ib.

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Assembly of saints for worship, 25.
Associate not with the wicked, 17.

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.
Avoid trouble by lawful ways,
Authority of Christ, 5.


Authority of magistrates. See Magistrates

BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians.
Backbiting. See the same.
Baptism, 25.

Bear afflictions patiently, 20.
Bear each others' burdens, 15.

Believers' fruits. See Character of saints,
anger, affections, glory.

Belief. See Faith, and Trust.

Belief, what. See Nature of faith.
Believers' character. 10.

Their failings, 11.

Their privileges in general, 12.
Benefit of faith, 9.

Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
Bishops. See Officers of churches.
Bitterness, 58.

Blasphemy, 50.
Bless God.

See Praises.
Blessedness of afflicted ones, 20.

Blindness. See Ignorance of natural men.
See Knowledge.
Blind zeal persecutes, 20.
Blood of Christ takes away sin, 8.
Blood of beasts could not do it, 4.
Boasting, no cause for it in us, 74.
Boasting in man to be avoided, 14.
Boast and glory in God alone, ib.
Born again. See Character of saints.
Bounty of God, 2.

Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper, 25.
Brethren, Christian, their extraordinary
gifts, ib.

Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting

in God.

Burial. See Death.

CALAMITIES, public or common, 21.
They are from God, ib.
Saints privilege therein, ib.
Their duty in such a time, ib.
Calling of the apostles, 54.
Calling. See Election.
Captain of our salvation, 6.
Care to be cast on God in general, 14.
In times of affliction, 20.
Carnal-minded, 30.
Cause of punishment, is sin, 14.
Cause of suffering, see it be good, 20.
Celebrate the praises of God, 14.
Character of saints indeed, 10.
Characters of true wisdom. See Wisdom.
Character of Antichrist. See Antichrist.
Charity. See Love, and Distribution to



Charity in walking toward saints, 15.
Chastisements from God, 20.

Cheerfulness under afflictions, ib.
Charms. See Witchcraft.
Children's duties to parents, 16.
Censoriousness. See Judging of others.
Christ the Saviour, 5.

His excellency and dignity, ib.

In his person and authority, ib.

In his nature, ib.

Church, what, 25.

Church assemblies, ib.

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What he became, did, and suffered, to

redeem mankind, 6.

He took flesh upon him, ib.
Was our High Priest, ib.
He was crucified, died, ib.
He rose from the dead, ib.
He ascended into heaven, ib.
Christ's intercession, ib.
Christ's coming to judge the world, 34.
Christ the head of the church, 6.

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.
Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Contempt of God. See Man's desperate
state by nature in wickedness.
Contention avoid, 15.

Content with lawful governors, 22.
Contentment in all conditions, 71.
Content with what we have. See World.
Continue and persevere in well doing, 14.
Contrition. See Murmuring for sin.
Controversies among Christians, how ended,


Conversation of believers in general, 14.
Correction of God's children, H.

Corruption of man's nature, 4.
Cover faults in love, 15.
Covetousness, 63.
Courteous to all, 17.
Creator of all things, 2
Curse of the law, 4.
Curse borne by Christ, 6.
Curiosity above what is written, vain, 69.

DAY of the Lord: or, judgment day, 34.
Deacons. See Officers of churches.

Dead men ignorant of the things of this
world, 78.

Death of Christ, 6.

Death or mortality of mankind, 32.

Deeds of the law justify not, 4.

Delays of amendment. See Time.
Delight in God and Christ, 14.
Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, ho-

nest means, may be endeavoured, 20.
Deliverance from trouble then nearest to us
in our extremity, ib.

Depart not from God and truth in the ge-
neral, 14.

Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Depart from sin, 14.

Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Designs of God in the saints afflictions, 20.
Determinations of controversies amongst

believers, how, 25.

Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
Devil in general, 28.

He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Devils ruling in wicked men, 4.

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