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ces, and transactions of life. Do not think it enough, to preserve the recollection of it, in seasons of holy ordinances only; but let it mingle, in all the events, which concern you. Let the sweet thought, perpetually cross the mind, both in lying down, and in rising up when you sit in the house, and when you walk by the way: that the Lord Jesus, your Jesus, who is soon coming, to gather his people to himself, and to take out of his kingdom, all things that offend, is coming, under all those endearing characters, in which you have already known him. He that hath now saved, will then come to glorify. Say as Paul did; we look for the Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ.

I cannot better fold up my Sermon, on a subject of this nature, than in the same words, with which the Apostle Paul endeavoured to comfort the minds of the Church, of the Thessalonians on a similar subject. If we believe (says he) that Jesus died, and rose again; even so them also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. For this we say unto you, by the word of the Lord: that we wlrich are alive and remain, unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain, skall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


* Thes. 4. 15.


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