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Adrersity, The Uses of, 600.
God, our Portion, 552.
Advices, Four, 503.
Guardianship, Religious, 456.
Bible, The (Translated from the German of Krummacher), Hints for Daily Practice, 18.
Henry, Matthew, Sentences from, 576.
Home, Peace at, 132.
Households, Unholy, 556.
I will Mock when your fear cometh, 588.
Ignorance, The Errors of, 540.
Calling, The Christian's, 348.
Insurance, Soul, 192.
Change, A, for the Worse, 551.
Jesus, The Friend of sinners, but the Enemy of Sin, 469.
Judgments, God's, and their Due Etheci. A sermon on tbe
Liber ality, False, 45).
Living Epislles, 300.
Church, Too Late for, 95.
Master and Servant. By the Rev. A. Thomson, Edinbürgh,
Different Preachers, 408
Conscience, A Good, Two Reasons for Getting, 444.
A Minister's Studies, 109.
Contrasts, Earth's, 359,
Preaching Christ, 460.
Conversation, Christian, 468.
The Souls of Children, 476.
Preach Plainly, 515.
Convictions, Trifling with, 95.
Outline of an Address to an Associationof Ministers,
By J. Pye Smith, D.D., London.
A Minister's Time, 588.
Dead, The, 239.
Words for Ministers, 276, 586.
Death, Welcome, 191.
Ministry, The Evangelical-the Mission, the Trials, and the
Claims of. By the Rev. W. M. Bunting, London, 86, 97.
Death, Is, Really to be Feared ? 443.
Morning Meditations, 563.
receive not your own Souls, 312.
Mother, Advices to a, 143.
Mother's Faith and Love, 156.
Mourner, a Page for the, 4:23.
Early Religion, 564.
Ear, Sins of the, 557.
Nalure, The Serinons and Songs of (Translated from the
German of Tholuck), 337.
Nature and Grace. By the Rev. J. R. Anderson, Glasgow,
| Enemies, Love of, 516.
Eternity-Oh Eternity, 23.
Negative Religion, 226.
Panting Soul, The. By the late Rev. R. M. M'Cheyne, 385.
Their Apathy as regards the Souls of their Children, 11.
A Good Mother, 12.
* Family, The whole," 344.
Folly, A Common, 468.
The Death of Children, 120.
Foster, Jobn, Extracts from the Journal of, 437.
Advice to Mothers, 143.
Parental Responsibility, 162.
A Word to Parents. By the Rev. D. Landsborough, Whisperers, 321.
Wicked, The Hope of the, Hopeless, 108.
Widow, A Certain Poor, 595.
Prayer, Questions to be put before, 615.
Believers, The Power of, to do Greater Things than Christi
Fairbairn, Allanton, 327, 399.
Burmese Customs Illustrative of Scripture. By John Kitto,
Providence, The Accidents of (from the German of Tho.
Christ's not knowing the Day and Hour of his Coming. By
Questions, Two, 47.
Chronological Curiosities of scripture, 415.
David, the Man after God's own Heart, 586.
Demoniacal Possessions, 9.
Disease, Connection between Bodily, and Sin, 141.
Egypt, The Monuments and Hieroglyphics of, Illustrative
of Scripture and its Evidences. By James Taylor, 1
“Refuges of Lies," 65.
Error, Reasons why, is Permitted, 574.
Fig-Tree, Christ Cursing the Barren, 417.
Flood, Picture of the. By Rev. J. T. Headley, New York,
Gospels, The Truthfulness of the, as Exinced by the Write
ings of Jewish and Heathen Historians, 76.
Imprecations of Scripture, 188.
Rules, Three Golden. By the Rev. Robert Macdonald, Blair.
John Baptist--His Message to Christ, 462.
Jonas, The Sign of the Prophet, 2:2.
Labourers, The, in the Vineyard, 438
Malachi, The Times and Writings of, 284.
Malachi, The Predictions of, 362.
Sadness, The Devil's Cure for, 324.
Miracles, The Argument from, 412.
Salt of the Earth, The, 550.
Misquotations, Popular, of Scripture, 546.
Satan, Cunning of, 432.
Pray? Ought a Wicked Man to, 563.
Satan Foiled, 480.
Prophets, The Minor, 306.
Satan's Sophisms-a Key to some of them, 167.
Providence, Objections to the Doctrine of a Divine, Con.
Schoolmasters, their Duty, to their Children, 561.
Punishment, Evidences of Endless, 498.
Science, The Greatest, 492.
Righteous, l'e not, Overmuch, 534.
Servants, A Page for, 514.
Shepherds in Judea, 72.
Shopkeeper, A Word to a certain, 191,
Sinner, Turn! 199.
Trinity, Doctrine of the, 544
Sins, All Human, Known to God. By the Rev. James Par.
sons, York, 229.
Discipline, Church, 464.
Spirit, The Work of the, in Conversion. By Robert Halley, Greek Church, The. By the Rev. Andrew Thomson, B.A.,
D.D., Manchester, 193.
Edinburgh, 111, 153, 249, 20).
Spring, A Drink from the, 455.
Jews, The, a People Scattered, 36.
Jews, The, Sufferings of the, 403.
Reformers, The, Before the Reformation, By the Rev.
Thanks, Give, 432.
Theatre, The, 537.
1. The Paulicians, 3.
Time, Want of, 352.
2. Johu Wicliffe, 162, 289.
Travellers, Rules for Visitors and, 240,
3. John Huss-his Condemnation and Martyrdom,
Trial, The Hour of, 192.
Unbeliever, The, in a State of Condemnation. A Sermon, by Wesleyan Methodism, Notes on. By Dr. J. B. Bennett,
the late Henry Duncan, D.D., Ruthwell, 109.
Unthankful, The, 307.
1. Its Rise and Progress, 79, ICA.
2. Its Doctrines and Devotional Services, 116.
3. Its Ecclesiastical Courts, 171.
4. Its Institutions and Funds, 206.
POPERY AND PROTESTANTISM,
Lorimer, Glasgow, 254, 268.
Madeira, Lives of the first two Converts from Popery in,
Pope, The, 401.
Profanity, Popish, 444.
Fragments from a Minister's Day-Book:-
1. The Infidel, 103.
5. A Three Years' Wound, 187.
Cecil, Richard, The Mother of, 334.
son, Sanquhar, 296.
Memoir of, 302.
Fairbairn, Allanton, 496.
Providence in a Shower, 504.
Christian Union, 397.
Work while it is called To-day, 168.
Youngest, The, 584.
TOPOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL.
Arran, by the Rev. D. Landsborough, Saltcoats, 160, 187.
Bethesda, The Pool of. By J. Kitto, D.D., 184.
Canada, Winter in, 382.
Carmel, Mount, 298.
Egypt, The Diseases of, 383.
Jerusalem, The Approach to, 5.
Missionary Journeys, 299.
Neufchatel and Farel, 5 3.
Olives, The Mount of. By Rev.J, T. Headley, New York,
Palestine, Condition of the Labouring Classes in. By John
Kitto, D.D., 94.
Pisgah, Mount. By Rev. J. T. Headley, 440.
Waysıde Notes. By a German Traveller 232.
Astræa, or the New Planet, and the Harmony of the Solar
System. By Sir David Brewster, 100.
Bible, Annals of the English, 346, 358.
Cheap Publications, 107.
Ciliogrades and Sea. Weed. By the Rev. D. Landsborough,
Death-knell, The, in the Country, 148.
Execution of two Young Men, Reflections on the, 214.
Glacier, The, 598.
Hand, Proofs of Design in its Structure ? 51.
Infidelity, Ilustrations of, in the Life and Correspondence
of David Hume, By the Rev. J. G. Lorimer, Glasgow,
339, 356, 411, 147, 476, 501, 578, 595, 602.
Interments. By J. Kitto, D.D., 288.
CONTAINING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF VARIOUS
THE RIGHT WAY TO READ THE BIBLE.
BY TIIE REV. JAMES HAMILTON, LONDON.
“Tue Word of the Lord endureth for ever,” and bettering to the intelligent believer." How we ought to study it with all the earnestness sweet are thy words unto my taste; yea, sweeter of those wlio feel that there is nothing ephe- than honey to my mouth! Through thy premeral or insignificant in it. We sometimes cepts I get understanding : therefore I hate feel a sadness in reading the clever works of every false way.” worldly men—their witty paragraphs and bril. To some the Bible is uninteresting and unliant essays, and sometimes their eloquent and profitable, because they read too fast. Amongst laborious treatises on themes of transient in the insects which subsist on the sweet sap of terest. The talent squandered on them is like flowers, there are two very different classes. an Arabesque painting on the walls of a snow One is remarkable for its imposing plumage, temple_exquisite while the fragile structure which shows in the sunbeams like the dust of lasts, but as soon as the melting weather comes, gems; and as you watch its jaunty gyrations only destined to give a vermilion tint to its over the fields, and its minuet dance from trickling decay. The words of the Bible may flower to flower, you cannot help admiring its not so glare and dazzle, at first glance, as some graceful activity, for it is plainly getting over words lavished on fugacious topics; but their a great deal of ground. But, in the same field worth is their substratum. They are graven there is another worker, whose brown vest and with a diamond on the rock for ever, and ex- business-like straight-forward flight may not press the same truths which we shall hereafter have arrested your eye. His fluttering neighread on the adamant of eternity. Man's bour darts down here and there, and sips elethoughts perish, but the truths of God will gantly wherever he can find a drop of ready never pass away; and this permanency of the nectar; but this dingy plodder makes a point Bible's contents should impart a solemnity and of alighting everywhere, and wherever he purpose-like earnestness to its perusal. alights he either finds honey or makes it. If
But not only are the contents of the Bible the flower-cup be deep, he goes down to the permanent-to those whose taste is true, they bottom; if its dragon-mouth be shut, he thrusts are attractive and pleasant. The right know- its lips asunder; and if the nectary be peculiar ledge of God—the plan of redemption, in its or recondite, he explores all about till he discontrivance, in its accomplishment, and its covers it, and then having ascertained the God-manifesting and soul-renovating develop- knack of it, joyful as one who has found great ments—the true history and future prospects spoil, he sings his way down into its luscious reof our human family, with all the Bible's re- cesses. His rival, of the painted velvet wing, sources for making the individual holy and bas no patience for such dull and long-winded happy-render it a book as satisfactory to the details. But what is the end? Why, the one thoughtful inquirer as it is healthful and heart- died last October along with the flowers; the