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themselves to be killed rather than deny what they had seen, we must believe them; the things must be true. This is the case with respect to our Saviour's healing sick. 'nesses by a word, and raising the dead by his command. Jesus Christ, then, must be, what he called himself, the Son of God: he came into the world, that whusoever believeth in him should not perish, but should have everlasting life. Believe in him then, my friends : resolve this night, to repent of all that you have done amiss, determine to be baptized, as soon as I shall determine to cbristen you, and then lead Christian lives. You will then be among those, whom your Saviour, when he judges the world, will place on his right hand, and will say to you, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Yo are they who have followed me on earth, and ye shall follow me into those blessed dwellings, where ye shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, where the Lord
God will destroy death, and him that hath the power of death, and will wipe the tears from off all faces.
And though your Saviour is not now on earth to heal the sicknesses of your bodies, yet he is with you by his Spirit, to heal the sicknesses of your souls. He hears your pravers : he can tell the wishes of your hearts to be Christians and to live like such: he can wash off all the stains which past wickedness may bave left on your souls: he can cleanse you from every evil habit, and purify you as he is pure. Come unto him, all ye that travail and are heavy laden with the thought of all your past sins, come unto him, and he will give you rest: he will give you peace of mind here, and endless happiness hereafter. ;
And now to God, &o.
ST. MATTHEW v. 1, 2. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into
a mountain, and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them.
SINCE you have been attending this church, I have been telling you a good deal about what Jesus Christ, our ever blessed Saviour, did and suffered : how he was baptized, how he was tempted, how he healed sickness and disease amongst the people by a word. I am now to tell you this evening what he said, and as there is a great deal of it, it will take me several evenings, before I shall be able to finish it. I must, therefore, entreat you to come regularly, not to miss a single evening,
and to listen to me with all your care, for, as Jesus Christ is your great Teacher and King, you must know what his commands to you are, before you can obey them, and if you do not obey them, he will have nothing to do with you. All, who wish to be christened, must attend to me most carefully, for, unless you promise me to try to do what Jesus Christ orders you to do, I can never christen you: in fact, you would not be Christians, even although you were christened: baptism would be of no use to you; it would be of harm, because it would add to your sins, and offend the Almighty.
Our Saviour, having gone up on a high place, from which he could be better seen and heard by the multitude of people around him, opened his mouth, and thus began : Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their's is the kingdom of Heaven. To be humble in mind and behaviour is the duty of every Christian. You have all of you great cause to be humble. God has been
pleased to place you in an inferior situa. tion in life, and it is your duty to behave as becomes persons in that situation. All impudent, insolent, and even unmannerly behaviour towards your superiors or betters is contrary to your duty as Christians: if you are overbearing, proud, thinking too highly of yourselves, and despising others, you cannot be Christians: you must shew that you are humble in mind, in your behaviour to each other. A civil treatment to persons of your own colour is your duty. But I would wish to tell you of another kind of humility, which you must have, if you wish to be Christians : you must look upon yourselves as sinners, sinners in the eye of God, and you must own, that you are, on that account, deserving of punishment from God, when you come to die. When you think so, you will wish to be pardoned by God Almighty: and when, I tell you from the Bible, that he pardons none of us but for Jesus Christ's sake, and that unless we believe in Jesus Christ, we