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his sons come to honour, and he out, desiring to speak with thee.kyoweth it not : and they are brought Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark ii. 31–35. low, but he perceiveth it not of them. Is not this the carpenter's son? Is -Job xiv. 19-21.
not his mother called Mary ? and his My goodness extendeth not to brethren, James, and Joses, and Sithee : but to the saints that are in the mon, and Judas ? and his sisters, are earth.-Ps. xvi. 2, 3.
not they with us? Whence then hath But the dead know not any thing, this man these things ?-Matt. xiii. neither have they any more a reward, 55, 56. for the memory of them is forgotten : She brought forth her first-born also their love and their hatred, and son, &c. When Jesus was twelve their envy is now perished; neither years old, Joseph and his mother went have they any more a portion for up to Jerusalem; and returning back, ever in any thing that is done under missed him, &c. They sought him the sun.-Eccles. ix. 5, 6.
amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintDoubtless, thou art our father; ance, &c.-Luke ii. 7. 42–44. Matt. though Abraham be ignorant of us ; i. 25. and Israel acknowledge us not.—Isa. After this he went down to CaperIxiii. 16.
naum; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they
continued there not many days. CHAP, LXXIX.
John ii. 12.
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Ju
dea, &c. For neither did his brethren I am become a stranger unto my bre- believe in him, &c. But when his thren, and an alien unto my mother's brethren were gone up, then went he children, &c.-Ps. lxix. 8.
also up unto the feast, &c.—John Then Joseph, &c. took unto him vii. 3-5. 8-10. his wife, and knew her not till she These all continued with one achad brought forth her first-born son. cord, &c. with the women, and Mary -Matt. i. 24, 25.
the mother of Jesus, and with his While he yet talked to the people, brethren.--Acts i. 14. his mother and his brethren stood I went up to Jerusalem to see Pewithout, desiring to speak with him. ter, &c. But other apostles saw I Then one said unto him, Behold, thy none, save James, the Lord's brother. mother and thy brethren stand with: -Gal. i. 18, 19.
TO THE FLESH.
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IN DE X.
For the page of each Chapter, see Table of Contents.
ABASE. See Humility.
Antichrist, 73. Abide in faith and well doing, 14.
Appearance of evil to be avoided, 14. Ability to know and please God, not of man, Apostacy. See Perseverance. but the gift of God, 18.
Apostacy, to be watched against, 14. Accept rebukes and admonitions, 15. A postacy, to call our security against it, 18. Accord amongst brethren, ib.
Apostles' call and commission equal, 54. Acknowledge God in his Providence. See Arguing of God with sinners, 14. Providence.
Ascension of Christ, 6. Acknowledge him in our troubles, 20. Assembly of saints for worship, 25. Acknowledge sin in general, 14.
Associate not with the wicked, 17. In affliction, 20.
Assurance. See Faith. Acknowledge it to one another, 15.
Attributes of God, 2. Acts of churches as such, 25.
Avenging the saints is God's prerogative, Add not to the afflictions of others, 20.
20. Adhere to God stedfastly, 14.
Avenge not on enemies, ib. Admire God and Christ, ib.
Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14. Admonish one another, 15.
Avoid trouble by lawful ways, 20. Advantage of afflictions, 20.
Authority of Christ, 5. Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1. Advocate Jesus, 6.
Authority of magistrates. See Magistrates Adultery, 60. Affections of believers each to other, 15. BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians. Affiance. See Trust in God.
Backbiting. See the same. Afflictions in general, 20.
Baptism, 25. Afflictions the birthright of all, ib.
Bear afflictions patiently, 20. Have been the portion of believers, ib. Bear each others' burdens, 15. Sent from God immediately, ib.
Believers' fruits. See Character of saints, From wicked men, ib.
anger, affections, glory. From formal professors, ib.
Belief. See Faith, and Trust. Why sent, ib.
Belief, what. See Nature of faith. Comforts arising from them, ib.
Believers' character. 10. Believers privilege and advantage, ib. Their failings, 11. Render man happy and blessed, ib.
Their privileges in general, 12. The notice God takes of them, said to Benefit of faith, 9. be afflicted with them, ib.
Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
verance nearest, and most wonder Bitterness, 58.
See Knowledge. Almightiness of God, 2.
Blind zeal persecutes, 20. All-sufficiency of God, ib.
Blood of Christ takes away sin, 8. Altars before the law, 43.
Blood of beasts could not do it, 4. Ambition. See Humility, and World. Boasting, no cause for it in us, 74. Amity. See Love to saints, and all men. Boasting in man to be avoided, 14. Angels, 39.
Boast and glory in God alone, ib. Anger in general, 14.
Born again. See Character of saints. Anger amongst brethren, 15.
Bounty of God, 2. Its bounds and cure, ib.
Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper, 25. Prohibited, 17.
Brethren, Christian, their extraordinary Even toward encmics, 20.
Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting Compassion of Christ, 5.
Company of the wicked avoid, 17.
Complaints against church officers, 25.
Complaints against sin, 14.
Complete in Christ, 6.
Communicate to the poor. See Distribute.
Confess sin to God in general, 14.
In affliction, 20.
Confess sin one to another, 15.
Confess Christ before men in general, 14.
Under persecution, 20.
Conjuration. See Witchcraft.
Conscience in general, 27.
Conscience good to be preserved in suffer-
Consideration in general, 29.
Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Content with lawful governors, 22.
Content with what we have. See World.
Continue and persevere in well doing, 14.
Contrition. See Murmuring for sin.
Controversies among Christians, how ended,
Conversation of believers in general, 14.
Correction of God's children, 11.
Cover faults in love, 15.
Courteous to all, 17.1
Creator of all things, 2
Curse of the law, 4.
Curse borne by Christ, 6.
Curiosity above what is written, vain, 69.
Day of the Lord: or, judgment day, 34.
Dead men ignorant of the things of this
Death of Christ, 6.
Death or mortality of mankind, 32.
Delays of amendment. See Time.
Delight in God and Christ, 14.
Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, ho-
nest means, may be endeavoured, 20.
in our extremity, ib.
Depart not from God and truth in the ge-
Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Depart from sin, 14.
Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Designs of God in the saints afflictions, 20.
believers, how, 25.
Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Devils ruling in wicked men, 4.
Devotion. See Worship of God.
Equivocating. See Lying.
Eternal life, 8.
Example of Christ and saints, follow. See
Live to God.
Excellency of Christ, 5.
Excellency of the Holy Scriptures, 1.
Excommunication. See Discipline.
Exhort one another, 15. 25.
Exhortations in public assemblies, 25.
Exorcism. See Witchcraft.
Eye God in afflictions, 20.
Failings of God's children, 11.
Faith a means of salvation, 9.
Faith's nature and object, ib.
Its farther benefits, ih.
Its fruits and operations, ib.
It is the gift of God, 18.
Faithful and true to enemies, 17.
False teachers, 28.
Fasting. See Prayer and common Calanı-
Fathers. See Parents.
Favour of God to the righteous in general,
With respect to error. See Deceivers. Fear not man, 14.
Fear God, ib.
Fervency of spirit. See Sincerity.
Flesh of Christ, 6.
Follow God fully, 14.
Follow after the Spirit, 19.
Fools. See Wisdom.
Forgive each other, 15.
Forgiveness of sin. See Pardon.
Formality. See Hypocrisy.
Forsake sin, 14.
Forsake not God or his ways, ib.
Fortress, God is to his. See Trust in God.
Free grace, 7, 8.
Fruits of faith, 9.
Fruitfulness in good works, 14.
Fruitfulness therein is from God, 18.
GENTLE toward all men, 17.