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HE only grounds on which

can presume to entreat Your Majesty's favourable acceptance of this Volume of Sermons are, that a great part of them was preached in Your Majesty's own Chapel, and that my intention in publishing them was to serve (as far as a situation of much labour and little leisure would allow) the cause of that holy religion, to which Your Majesty has ever approv

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ed Yourself a sincere and cordial friend. An intention of this fort, however feebly executed, will, I am persuaded, be considered by Your Majesty as the best and most becoming return I can make, for those spontaneous marks of Your Majesty's goodness to me, which have impressed the warmest sentiments of gratitude on the mind of,

SIR,
Your Majesty's
most obliged,
and most dutiful

Subject, and Servant,

B. CHESTER,

THE

CO N T E N T S.

S E R M ON

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On the Love of God.

Preached at St. James's Chapel, Feb. 10, 1774.

Matth. xii. 30. Thou shalt love the Lord

thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy foul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great commandment.

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John iii. 19. This is the condemnation, that

light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

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The possibility of resisting temptation as,

serted and proved.

Preached at St. James's Chapel, Feb. II, 1770.

JAMES i. 13. Let no man say, when he is

tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted of evil, neither tempteth be any man.

S E R M O N

Iy.

The same subjectcontinued, and the same text.

Preached at Lambeth, April 6, 1777.

S E R M O N V. VI. VII. A summary view of the natural, moral, and

scriptural evidences of a future life, and a future retribution.

Enlarged from three sermons, preached at Lambeth,

1774, 1775, and 1776. MATTH. xxv. 46. And these fall go away

into everlasting punishment : but the righte« bus into life eternal.

SERMON

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