On preaching the Word, a discourse

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Page 14 - For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them : but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Page 14 - And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Page 7 - I thank my God, I fpeak with Tongues more than you all : yet in the Church I had rather fpeak five words with my underftanding, that by my voice I might teach others alfo, than ten thoufand words in an unknown Tongue $ verf.
Page 6 - ... and must therefore put such parts of his discourses as 'he would have all understand, in so plain a form of words, that it may not be beyond the meanest of them. This he will certainly study to do, if his desire be to edify them, rather than to make them admire himself as a learned and high-spoken man,
Page 12 - Enjoyments, that . it may be our Meat and Drink to do the Will of our heavenly Father.
Page 15 - If any man will do his will, he fhall know of the doftrine, whether it be of . God, or whether I fpeak of my (elf.
Page 10 - Paul may plant and Apollos may water, but it is God who giveth the increase...
Page 6 - Method, thatL0gzV£ directs. In fhort, a Preacher is to fancy himfelf, as in the Room of the moft unlearned Man in his whole Parifh ; and therefore he muft put fuch Parts of his Difcourfe as he would have all underftand, in fo plain a Form of Words, that it may not be beyond the meaneft of them. This he will certainly ftudy to do, if his Defire is to edify them, rather than to make them admire...

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