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THE

SERMONS,

AND OTHER

• PRACTICAL WORKS,

Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED

MR. RALPH ERSKINE, A.M.

Minister of the Gospel in DUNFERMLINE.

INFERMLINE.

CONSISTING OF
Above One Hundred and Fifty SERMONS,

besides his POETICAL PIECES.

IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.

To which is prefixed,
An Account of the Author's Life and WRITINGS,

with an ELEGIAC Poem, and large CONTENTS.

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, Rom. i. 16.

VOL. VII.

• F A L K I R K :

PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,
For Peter MUIRHEAD, Merchant, the Revl. JOHN STEWART,
and Hugh MITCHELL, Bookfeller, the Publishers,

M.DCC.XCVI.

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SE R MON CVII, CVIII.
The Commencement of all Saving Blessings,
Hag. ii. 19.-- From this day will I bless you.

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The words being considered in their connection, divided and explained,

and the spiritual meaning contained in them given in a doctrinal

proposition, the following topics are discussed, viz. 1. What this spiritual temple in

13 2. What is the foundation thereof, 3. How this foundation is laid,

22 4. The day described in which the foundation is laid, and from which

blessings take their date, 5. What the blellings are which commence from this day, 6. It is proved that saving bleilings do commence from that day, 7. The application of the whole subject, in several uses, · Use (1.) Of information, in four inferences,

ibid. (2.) Of exhortation, in six particulars, . (3.) Of examination, both to unbelievers and believers, 52

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S E RM O N CIX. Glad Tidings in Sad Times ; or, the City of God,

in Times of Trouble and Confusion, watered with the river of Confolation,

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Psalm xlvi 4. There is a river, the streams whereof

make glad the city of God. After a brief introduction, clear analization, and succinct explication,

of the words, and a doctrinal proposition raised from them, the following heads of method are proposed, vis. 1. To Speak of the city of God, 2. To shew what these fad times are, that put the city of God in con

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3. To enquire what grounds of encouragement the city of God hath

in these sad times,
4. To deduce some inferences for the application,
Ufe (1.) Of inforination, in three particulars,

(2.) Of examination, in seven particulars,
(3.) Of cxhortation, to three forts of persons,

ibid.

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