The New Covenant, Or The Saints Portion: A Treatise Vnfolding the All-sufficiencie of God, Mans Vprightnes, and the Covenant of Grace. Delivered in Fourteene Sermons Vpon Gen. 17. 1.2. Wherevnto are Adioyned Foure Sermons Vpon Eccles. 9. 1.2.11.12, Volume 1

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I[ohn] D[awson, George Purslowe, and William Jones], 1630 - Sermons, English - 610 pages
 

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Page 294 - I will enter into a bond as it were, I will not be at liberty any more, but I am willing even to make a covenant, a compact agreement with thee.100 It is so reasonable.
Page 329 - ... the ground of all you hope for, it is that that euery man is built vpon, you haue no other ground but this, God hath made a Couenant with you, and you are in Couenant with...
Page 118 - ... to that purpose, to this or that end. And so he doth in the worke of grace; he doth not carry a man on to the wayes of righteousnesse, leaving him in the state of nature, taking him as he is, but he takes away that heart of his, and imprints the habits of grace in it, & he changeth a mans heart, so that he is carried willingly to the wayes of God, as the Creature is carried by a natural! instinct to its owne place, or to the thing it desires.1 Normally the instruments by which He engenders faith...
Page 294 - ... willing to enter into Couenant with thee, that is, I will binde my selfe, I will ingage my selfe, I will enter into bond, as it were, I will not bee at liberty any more, but I am willing euen...
Page 475 - Hope has, perhaps, been too seldom mentioned and enforced in modern times. When St. Paul prayed for the Ephesians, it was, that "they might know the hope of their calling, and the riches of their glorious inheritance, and the exceeding great power of God towards them that believe.
Page 118 - God carries all things to their end, by giving them a nature suitable to that end. An Archer makes an impression vpon an Arrow, but it is a violent impression; God...
Page 118 - God carrier every thing to that end, to which he hath appointed it; but with this difference, that he makes not a violent impression, ... & therefore he doth it not by an onely immediate hand of his owne, as we doe, but he causeth the Creature to goe on of it selfe, to this or to that purpose, to this or that end. And so he doth in the worke of grace; he doth not carry a man on to the wayes of...
Page 486 - AH men are divided into these two rankes, either they are good or bad, either they are polluted or cleane, either they are such as sacrifice or such as sacrifice not: There is no middle sort of men in the world; . . ." 6 How can one tell if he is among the elect? First; the tree must be good, as you have it in Math.
Page 489 - Math. j. 16. 17. that is, a man then is said to be a good man, when there is good sap in him . . . when there are some supernatural! graces wrought in him. . . . Secondly; consider whether thou bring forth good fruit, that is, not onely whether thou doest good actions, but whether they flow from thee, whether they grow in thine heart as naturally, as fruit growes on the tree, that flowes from the sap within . . . and the meaning of the holy Ghost is therefore to show, that then a man is good, when...
Page 489 - All works performed before faith, or while in a State of unbelief, are no better than dead works, and cannot be acceptable with God. Works do not give value to faith, but it is faith that makes works acceptable : it is the tree that makes the fruit good, and not the fruit that makes the tree good. Enoch was uniform and constant in his obedience, and walked with God ; but it was by faith that he obtained this testimony that he pleased God. Let our affections be ever...

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