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Chriftians, 1 Pet. 4. 15: nor of
them that fo fuffer, 2 Tim. 1. 8, 16.
The Danger of being afhamed of
Chrift and our Duty, 58, a, 25.

Shepherd.

Jefus Chrift the good Shepherd,

403, a, 27.

Sickness.

Some Difcafes probably inflicted
by evil Spirits, who may be the
Executioners of God's Vengeance,
on 2 Cor. 12. 7. Saul's Melancho-
ly is afcribed to an evil Spirit
from God, 1 Sam. 18. 10. God's
plaguing the Egyptians, is ftyled,
fending evil Angels among them,
Pfal. 78. 49.

Ends for which Sickness is fent:
The Glory of God, 399, a, I.
For
the Tryal of good Men, Job 2.3,
&c. For the Punishment of Sin,
45, b, 7. 715, a, 14.

Afa blamed, becaufe in his Dif-
cafe he fought not to the Lord, but
to the Phyficians, 2 Chron. 16. 12.

The anointing of the Sick, in St.
James, probably miraculous, 717,

a, r3.

The Sick to be visited and com-
forted, 2 Kings 8. 29. Job 2. 11.
Mat. 25. 36.

Sin

Is the Tranfgreffion of the Law,
608, b, 8. 609, a, 33. Sin ftyled
iniquity, Gen.15.16. Perverfenefs,
Numb. 23. 21. Wickednefs, Gen.
39. 9. An Offence, Rom. 5. 5.
Unrighteoufnefs, 1 Joh. 5. 17.

Sin is put for a great and crying
Sin, 1 Tim. 5. 20. Joh. 3. 9. For
the Guilt of Sin, Joh. 9.41. Joh
16. 8, 9. Rom. 7. 8. For a Sin-
Offering, 2 Cor. 5. 21.

He who omits to do good Works,
is guilty of sin, and liable to Pu-
nishment, Mat. 25. 42, &c. Jam. 4.
17.

There are Sins of the Mind and
Spirit, as well as the Flesh, Mat. 5.

28. 2 Cor. 7. 1.

who? Joh.

Servants of Sin,

8. 34.

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There feems to be a Time, when
God will no longer bear with the
Sins of a People, which is expreffed
by their Iniquities being full, 126,
a, 3. Nations and Societies punit
ed in this World for Sin, 916, 1,3,
7. Amos 3. 2.

No Sin fo fmall but it deferves
Eternal Death, Rom. 6. 23. 1 Joh.
3. 4.

Of the Sin against the Holy
Ghoft, 71, a, 1. on Mar. 3. 29.

Sins committed after Baptifm
may be forgiven on trué Repent
ance, Mat. 6. 12. 1 Joh. 1.7,9. I
Joh. 2. 1, 2. on Heb. 10. 26.

Chrift delivers his Servants nit
only from the Guilt and Punif
ment, but the Power and Domin
on of Sin, Mat: 1. 21. A&s 3. 26.
Tit. 2. 14. Rom. 6. 14.
Heb. 9.
13, 14.

Forgiveness of Sin expreffed by
blotting of it out, 472, a, 2. Pr
mifes of Forgiveness, 341, b,
513, a, 4. Forgiven for the fi
of Chrift, 480, a, 35. 526,2,16.
God only can forgive Sins, 163, 6,
7. Chrift afferts his Power to fo
give Sins, Mat. 9. 2, &c.

Confeffion of Sin. See Conf
Aggravations of Sin, 1011, 4, 1
Sin muft not have dominion or
us, 616,a, 9.

Remedies against Sin, 903, 4,
See Mortification, Prayer, Wat
nefs.

We should humble our felves
our Sins, becaufe they offend G
Gen. 39. 9. because Chrift died
Pet. 3. 18. becaufe Sin defiles
Sin, Rom, 4. 25. Heb. 9. 26, 28.
Seul, Mat. 9. 11. and enflav
to Satan, 2 Tim. 2. 26, and

rates

rates us from God, Ifa. 59. 2. and
is the Caufe of Afflictions and
Death, Pfal. 107. 17. Rom. 5. 12.
Sin is to be abhorr'd and forfa-
ken, 614, b, 20. 648, b, 21. 805,
b, 5. However dear any finful Lufts
are, they must be parted with, on
Mat. 5. 29. or we must be exclu-
ded from the Kingdom and Pre-
fence of God, 39, a, 1, 13.
Motives to forfake Sin. We can-
not be the Servants of Sin, and
the Servants of God too, 392, b, 3.
Sin is unprofitable, 810, a, 20. and
deceitful, 907, b, 23. Sin brought
a Curfe upon the Earth, 626, a, I.
Sin fometimes punifhed in this
World by Sickness, &c. our Lord
making thefe Expreffions, Thy
Sins are forgiven thee, and, Arife
and walk, to be in effect the fame,
Mar. 2. 9.

Sin, when committed by thofe
who in the general Courfe of their
Lives approve them felves to God,
punished in this Life, 2 Sam. 12.
2 Chron 32. 25.

13, 14.

Sin expofes the Guilty to the

Wrath of God, 596, b, 25.

Chrift came to destroy Sin, 776,
b, 11. 799, a, 33.

Threatnings of God against Sin
and Sinners, Job 18. 5, &c. Prov.
1.24, &c. Ezek. 6. 11, &c. Mal.
2. 2. Rom. 2.6, &c. 2 Thef. 1. 7,
&c. 369, a, I.

It is neceffary to forfake Sin, in
order to our having our Prayers
heard, 401, a, 6.

1. 1. Elihu, Job 33. 3. David, 1
Kings 3. 6. 1 Chron 29. 17. Chrift,
1 Pet. 2. 22. The Apoftles, 351,
b, 14.

Sincerity

Expreffed by fingleness of Heart,
Eph. 6. 5. by uprightnefs in Heart,
Pfal. 125.4. in Converfation, Pfal.
37. 14. in the Way, Prov. 13. 6.
Sincerity, a Duty, Jofh. 24. 14.

The want of Sincerity the Cause
of deftructive Errors, Luk. 11. 34.

Motives to be fincere, 282, a, 13.
351, a, 30. 814, a, 3. Pfal. 11. 7.
Pfal. 15. 1, 2. Pfal. 84. 11. Pfal.
97. I. Prov.10.9. Prov. 11.3,6, 20.
Prov. 28. 18.
Examples of Sincerity, Job, Chap.

Sinners

Invited to come to Chrift, Mat.
11. 28. What kind of Sinners Chrift
came to fave, on 1 Tim. 1. 15%
Why our Lord converfed with Sin-
ners, Mar. 2. 17. Luk. 15. 2, &c.

Great Sinners faid to fell them-
felves to work Wickedness, 620, a,
r. and to be in the Gall of bitter-
nefs, Acts 8. 23.

We cannot conclude thofe who
fuffer much in this World greater
Sinners than other Men, on Joh. 9.
3. 398, a, 10.

Slander,

Is raifing a falfe Report, Exod.
23. 1. Bringing an evil Name up-
on a Perfon, Deut. 22. 14. Report-
ing panderously, Rom. 3. 8. and
bringing up of Slander, Numb.

14.36.

Backbiters and Slanderers con-
demned, 767,b, 6.

Of being reviled,reproached, and
fpoken evil of, for the fake of
Christ, 936, a, 28.

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The Jews flandered our Bleffed
Lord, 49, b, I. Mat. 9. 3. Luk. 23,
2,5, 14. The Apoftles were fan-
dered, A&ts 16. 20. A&s17. 6. A&s

24.5.

Motives to efchew the Sin of
Slandering, Pfal. 101. 5. This Vice
often makes a Part of the Character
of a very bad Man, Pfal. 50. 19,

20.

The Heinoufnefs of the Sin of
Slandering appears, in that it robs a
Man of that which is of greatest
Value, Prov. 22. 1. Eccl. 7. 1. Ec-
clefiafticus 41. 12, 13.

Sloth,
See Diligence.
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Sorrow.

Of Sorrow for Sin, Pfal. 38. 18. 2 Cor. 7. 9, &c

To rejoice with thofe that do rejoice, and mourn with thofe that mourn, a Duty, 650, b, 1.

Our Griefs and Sorrows born by Christ, 43, a, 12.

Chrift was grieved for the hardnefs of Mens Hearts, Mar. 3. 5. Good Men grieve for the Sins of others, 547, a, 20.

We ought not to forrow for our deceafed Relations as thofe who have no hope, 850, a, 5.

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Understanding, I Cor. 2. 10, 11. Will, 1 Cor. 12. II. and Power, Eph. 3. 16. afcribed to the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is a Perfon, as appears from the perfonal Actions afcribed to him. He defcended in a vifible manner on our Lord when he was baptized, 11, a, 24. H bears witnefs, 1 Joh 5. 8. He is a Comforter, 426, a, 12. He infp red the Prophets in the Old-Tellment, $90, b, 2. Things of God revealed by him, 76, a, 5. 999,5, 3. He fhews things to come, 4} b, 6. He is faid to fpeak, A&ts 1 19, 20. A&ts 13. 2. Acts 28. Heb. 3.7. To reprove, Joh. 16. ^ To diftribute Gifts, Cor. 1 &c. Actions afcribed

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Divine Attributes afcribed to
the Holy Spirit: Omniprefence,
Pfal. 139. 7. I Cor. 3. 16. Omni-
cience, for he fearcheth all things,
I Cor. 2. 10, 11. Eternity, 592,

1, 21.

We are baptized in the Name of
the Holy Spirit, Mat. 28. 19.

Our Lord caft out Devils by
the Spirit of God, Mat 12. 28.

Of the Sin against the Holy Ghost,
71, a, 1. Whether abfolutely un-
pardonable, on Mar. 3. 29.

The Holy Spirit his defcent on
the Apoffles, A&ts 2. given to
great Numbers in their Time,
480, b, 18. 777, b, 10. Given to
the Obedient, Acts 5.32. 1 Joh.3.24.
Prophecies refpecting the Holy
Spirit, 159, a, 25. 462, a, 5. Pro-
miles refpecting him, 342, b, 32.
426, a, 2.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit com-
pared to Water, 385, b, 22.

The Promife of the Holy Spirit
extends to every fincere Believer,
true Chriftians being his Temple,
622, a, 15.

3. 14.
3. 14. Phil. 2. 12, 13. His Ope-
rations not always diftinguishable
from the Reasonings of our own
Minds, on Joh. 3. 8. The Holy Spi-
rit the Author of all inward Gra-
ces in us, they are therefore ftyled
the Fruit of the Spirit, Gal. 5. 22.
He enlightens our Minds, 1 Cor. 2.
10, 12. Eph. 1. 17, 18. He convin
ces the Judgment, Joh. 16. 8. He
renews, regenerates, and fan&tifies
the Soul. Joh. 3. 5. Tit. 3. 5.
The Holy Spirit unites us to Chrift,
I Cor. 12. 12, 13. Eph. 4. 3, &c.
It is through the Spirit that we are
enabled to Obedience, 971, a, 4. He
affifts us in our Prayers, helping us
to obtain a Divine and heavenly
Temper, and fuggefting fuch things
to our Minds as are fit for us to
ask, Rom. 8. 26. on 1 Thef. 5. 19.
The beginning, continuing, and
perfevering to the End in a Chri-
ftian Courfe, afcribed to the Holy
Spirit. Hence we are faid to be
led by the Spirit, Rom. 8. 14. To
walk in the Spirit, Gal. 5. 25. To
be kept by the Power of God, or
the powerful Operation of the Holy
Spirit, 1. Pet. 5. 5.

The Holy Spirit does not generally
work in fuch manner as Men can.
not refift him, on Joh. 5. 40. on
Joh. 6. 37. For he was refifted by
the Jews, Acts 7. 51. Hence we
are forbidden to grieve or quench
the Holy Spirit, Eph. 4. 30. I Thef.
5. 19. and commanded not to neg-
lect, but improve his Gifts, 1 Tim.
4. 14. 2 Tim. 1. 6.

The Things of the Spirit are the
Graces and Fruits of the Spirit,
Rom. 8.5.

The Holy Spirit conferr'd in Bap-
tifm, Acts 2. 38. Heb. 6. 4. Hence
Baptism and this Gift are menti
oned together, 9, b, 22. Joh. 3. 5.
Tit 3.5.

Of the ordinary Influence of the
Holy Spirit upon Chriftians, on Rom.
8.9. on Heb, 8. 8. Joh, 7, 39. Gal,

The Holy Spirit, a Pledge,an Earn-
eft, and a Witnefs, 624, b, 22. How
we may be affured that we have
and are fealed by the Holy Spirit, on
Rom. 8. 16. on 2 Cor. 1, 22.

The

The Holy Spirit fometimes fills
the Mind with Joy and Peace,
Rom. 15. 13. But I do not take
fentible Joy a neceffary Sign of
our having the Spirit, on Gal.

5.22.

Spiritual

Perfons difcern all things, 1 Cor.
2. 15. Comparing Spiritual things
with fpiritual, what? on Cor.
2. 13.

Steadfastnefs

In Religion, a Duty, 827, a, 9.
Heb. 4. 14.

We should not be prevailed with
to quit our Profeflion, or to omit
our Duty, either by Threats, Acts
4. 17, 18, 19, 21. or Promifes,
Mat. 4. 8, 9. Mar. 14. 10, I.
Tim. 4. 10. or Afflictions, Mat. 5.

2

10, 11. Mat. 7. 26, 27.
Motives to feadfastnefs,
28, 29. I Cor. 15. 58.

Luk. 22.
God is able to confirm and establish
us, 666, a, 3, 13.

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All our Determinations ought to
be made with fubmiffion to the Will
of God, 552, a, 12.

Submiffion, a Duty to be practifed
to Magiftrates, 1 Pet 2. 13, 14
To the Minifters of God, 1 Cor.
16. 16. Heb. 13. 17. A Duty which
Chriftians owe to each other, 649,
2,37.

Sufferings

Of Christ, 580, b, 23. Luk. 22.
44. Jefus Chrift derided and mock-
ed, 153, a, 14, b, 4. fcourged,
fpit upon, crown'd with Thorns,
crucified, Mat. 27. 26, &c.

Christ fuffered in his Soul, Ma
26. 37, 38. In his Body, Mat. 26.
67. In his Reputation, Mat. 10. 25.
Mat. 27. 63.

ferings of Chrift, 471, b, 34. 580,
Prophecies refpecting the Suf
b, 23. He foretold his Sufferings,
93, a, 1. He filently bore them,
147, b, 20.

Jefus Chrift endured the Contra
diction of Sinners, Heb. 12.3.

To be ready to suffer for the like
of Chrift, a Duty, 58, a, 25.,
We thould expect fuch afering,
535, a, 25.

The Apoftles and firft Chriftians
underwent great fufferings, 321,2,3-
630, a, 1. 682, a, 16. 736, a, 1,
16. Even Death it felf, 321,b,18.
They effeemed fufferings as a Grace
or Favour, Phil. 1. 7. They re
joiced in them, 482, a, 11. St. Paul
took Pleafure and gloried in his In-
firmities, that is, his Sufferings for
Chrift's fake, 674, b, 20.

We fhould not faint at the Pro-
fpect of fufferings, 802, a, 9. But
with Mofes, chufe them, rather
than omit our Duty, Heb. 11. 24,
&c.

Confiderations under Suffering:
for Chrift, 535, b, 21.
1 Cor. 11.
32. Heb. 12. 2. We may expect
Strength and Support from God,
802, a, 26. The firft Chriftians
were comforted by God, 735,b,
Motives to fuffer for the fake f
Chrift. It is acceptable to

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