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upon this Foundation; using their best Endeavours to plant in them the Principlės of Religion, and to sow the Seeds of Virtue betimes in their Heartsy that they' may the better grow up to the Service of God and their Country.
Moreover, all faithful Pastors are not only to regard their whole Flock, but more especially, to feed the Lambs, which Christ, the Great Shepherd of the Sheep, hath made the greatest Mark of their Love, both to him and them: and therefore the Apostle wills them, as to have strong Meats for wellegrown Christians; so to provide Milk foto Babes, even the sincere Milk of the Word, that they may grow thereby. But above all, it should be the Care and
Wif dom of Superiors, fo to settle and regulate inferior Schools, that Children may not be poison'd by bad Principles ; an Error in the first Education, as in the first Concoction; being very difficult to be curid or remov'd after.
In a word, nothing tends more to the Peace and Prosperity of a“ Kingdom, than the well-training up the Members of it ; and instilling good Princie ples' betimes into those, upon whóm the Welfare. and Happiness of it must dependi
This is the way'to put a stop to the Overflowings of Vngodliness, and to prevent that Deluge of Im. piety that else muft unvoidably break in upon'
us. In short, this may help to retrieve'the Antient Piety and Simplicity of our Forefathers ; and to mend that in the next Age, which is amiss in this: Which is the hearty-Desire and Prayer of a True Wellizisher to his Church and Country:
The FIRST PART.
the Members of Christ, from Eph. 5. 20. We are Members
DIS C. VIII.
of the third great Privilege of Baptism, wherein we are
made Heirs, or Inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven,
In the fourth Question and Answer of the Catechism, three
things explaind: First, the soleñin Recognition or owning
DIS. 6. XVII.
Rev. 1. 8. The Almighty.
DI SC. VII. Mat. 1. 21. Thou shalt call his Name JESU S, for he"Thall save his People from their Sins.
DISC. VIII. Fohn 1. 41. We have found the Meffias ; which is, being interpreted, The Chrift.
192 DISC. IX. John 1. 14. We beheld his Glory, the Glory as of the onlybegotten of the Father.
199 DISC. X. 2 Tim. 1. 2. And Christ Jesus our LOR D.
205 DISC. XI. Mat. 1. 20. That which is conceiv'd in her is of the Holy Ghoft.
DI S C. XII. Luke 2. 6, 7. While they were there, the Days were ac
complish'd that she should be deliver'd ; and she brought forth her First-born Son, 8c
2 19 DIS C. XII. 1 Pet. 3. 18. For Christ also once suffer'd for Sins, the Just for the Unjuft, that he might bring us unto God. 225
DI S C. XIV. Mark 15.15. So Pilate, willing to content the People, releas'd
Barrabbas to them, and deliver'd Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucify’d.
233 DISC. XV. 1 Cor. 15. 3. Christ died for our Sins, according to the Scrip- .
240 DI S C. XVI. John 19. 40. Then took they the Body of Jesus and wound
it in Linen Clothes, with the Spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
247 DI S C. XVII. AEts 2. 27. Thou wilt pot leave my Soul in Hell.
254 DIS'C. XVIII. 1 Cor. 15. 4. That he rose again the third Day, according to the Scriptures.
26L DISC. XIX. Ephes 4. 10. He that descended, is the fame also that afcended up far above all Heavens, that he might fill all things.
270 DISC. XX. Mark 16. 19. And fat on the Right Hand of God, 277