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DISCOURSE I. The Difference between the Activity of

Youth, and the Infirmities of Age: ; JOHN XXI. 18. Verily, verily, I fay unto thee, When

thou waft young thou girdedx thyself, and walkedt whither thou wouldeft : but when thau pealt be old, thou Jalt stretch forth thy hands, and another Ball gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldeft mot.

PAGE 1 DISCOURSE II.

Barzillai's Refusal of David's Invitation of

him to Jerusalem.

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2 SAM. XIX. 34. And Barzillai faid unto the 'king,

How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

DISCOURSE II.

The Fruitfulness of aged Chriftians. PSALM xcii. 14. They shall fill bring forth fruit in old age ; they shall be fat and Aourishing. 52

DISCOURSE IV. '

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Caleb's Reflection on the Goodness and

. Faithfulnefs of God to him. . JOSHUA X1. 10. * And now behold, the Lord hath

kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years,
even fince the Lord pake this word unto Mofes, while

the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness : ..and now lo, I am this day fourscore and five years

74: DISCOURSE. V.. The Design and Improvement of useless

Days, and wearifome Nights. : JOB VH. 3. So am I made to polefs months of vanity, and wearifome nights are appointed to me. ?'97.

DISCOURSE VI.
God's Promise to bear, carry, and deliver

his aged Servants.

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ISAJAH XLVI. 4 And even to your old age I am. He,

and even to hoar hairs will I carry you : I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry and will deliver you.

: DISCOURSE VII. Ifrael's Journey through the Wilderness,

an Einblem of the Christian's State on Earth.

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Nomb. X.. 12. And the children of Ifrael took their

journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai ; and the cloud rested in the wildernefs of Paran.

ouderness of Parall. . 147 DISCOURSE VIII. The Inward Man renewed amidst the De

...cays of the Outward Man. 2 Cor. iv. 16. For which cause we faint not ; but,

though our outward man perijb, yet the inward mar is renewed day by day.

172 DISCOURSE IX." Jacob's Acknowledgment of the divine

Care, and bleffing bis Grand-children.

GENESIS XLVIII. 15, 16. And he blessed Joseph,

and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Ifaac did walk-the God which fed me all my life long unto this day-the Angel which redeemed me from all evilbless the lads : and let my name be

named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham .. and Ifaac; and let them grow into a multitude in ** the midst of the earth.

. : 192 : DISCOURSE X. in Joseph's dying Assurance to his Brethren

that God would visit them. GENESIS L. 24.' And Fofeph faid unto his brethren, :. I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you

out of this land, unto the land which he fware to Abraham, to Ifaac and to Jacob.

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Discourse 1.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACTI. 'VITY OF YOUTH, AND THE INFIR. MITIES OF AGE.

JOHN **1. 18. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou:

was young, thou girdedA thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest : but when thou Jhalt be. old, thou shalt Aretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and car

ry thee whither thou wouldejt not. ,, O UR bleffed Lord, just before his

ascension to heaven, had eaten with his apostles, and inquired particularly of Peter, three times, whether he loved him. Peter having appealed to him for the fincerity of his love, Christ commands him to show that love. by-feeding his Theep and lambs ; taking care of the interest of his

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