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• Of the Late REVEREND and LEARNED
MR. RALPH ERSKIN E,
Minister of the Gospel in DUNFERMLINE.
besides his POETICAL PIECES.
IN TEN LARGE VOLUMES OCTAVO.
To which is prefixed,
with an ELEGIAC Poem, and large CONTENTS.
Cbrist sent me to preach the gospel. I Cor. i. 17.
F AL KIRK;
PRINTED BY PATRICK MAIR,
SE R M O N LXXXIX. The promising God, a performing God, Page 9 Gen. xxviii. 15. — For I will not leave thee, until I have done that
which I have spoken to thee of. After an introduction, and the words viewed in their connection, divided,
opened up, explained, and the sense wrapt up in a doctrine, the
following general topics of discourse are handled, viz. 1. What is to be understood by the Bethel-visits that God may allow his people,
14 2. Some of the dark days that may follow these Bethel-interviews, · mentioned,
19 3. The promise explained, I will not leave thee, &c. though dark days
may intervene between the promise and the accomplishment, 25 4. Some grounds offered, upon which they may be assured that God
will not leave them, till he hath done that which he hath spoken
to them of, 5. Several inferences deduced for the application,
S E R MON XC. The Combination and Conjunction of Joys; or, the joy.
ful Approach of the Saviour, chearfully welcomed by the Church's Echo of Faith,
Psalu xlvii. 7.---Lo, I come!
The words being complexly viewed and explained, and the scope
of them summed up in a doctrinal proposition, the following general
heads of method are prosecute, viz. 1. What comings of Christ to his people are joyful to him and them,
pointed out, 2. What makes his coming joyful to bim, evinced, 3. Shew what makes his coming joyful to them, 4. What expressions of joy in him are imported in his, Lo, I come! 67 5. What expressions of joy in them are imported in their Bebold,
be cometb! 6 Whence is this combination and conjunction of joys,
73 7. Inferences deduced for the application of the whole, in an use of information, trial, and exhortation,