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THE WARNINGS OF CONSCIENCE NOT TO BE NEGLECTED.
ACTS xxiv. 25.-And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judg-
ment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this
time; when I have a more convenient season, I will call for thee.
A WARNING TO UNBELIEVERS.
JOHN iii. 18.-But he that believeth not, is condemned already.
THE DANGER OF FORFEITING THE HEAVENLY REST.
HEBREWS iv. 1.-Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering
into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
THE RULE OF FUTURE JUDGMENT.
MATTHEW Vii. 21.-Not every one that saith unto me, LORD, LORD, shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
PARABLE OF THE TALENTS.
Matthew xxv. 14-30.-For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling
into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto
them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two,
and to another one; to every man according to his several ability;
and straitway took his journey. Then he that had received the five
talents, went and traded with the same, and made them other five
talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other
two. But he that had received one, went and digged in the earth, and
hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants
cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five
talents, came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deli-
veredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained besides them five
talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and
faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will
make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
He also that had received two talents came, and said, Lord, thou
deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other
talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and
faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Then he which had received the one talent came, and said, Lord I
knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not
sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed: and I was afraid,
and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is
thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
gather where I have not strewed: thou oughtest therefore to have put
my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have
received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him,
and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that
hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that
hath not shall be taken away even that he hath. And cast ye the
unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.