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THE REVEREND

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MR. JOHN F L A V E L,

Late MINISTER of the Gospel at Dartmouth in Deven.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

An Alphabetical Table of the principal Matters con-

tained in the Whole.

THE EIGHT EDITIO N.

V VOL.

VII.

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The Epistle Dedicatory,
Prov. iv. 23. Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of

it are the issues of life,

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The TOUCHSTONE of SINCERIT Y.

The Epistle to the Reader,

109 Rev. iii. 17, 18. Because thou sayes I am rich, and in

creased with goods, and have need of nothing ; and knoweft not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked : I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich, &c.

с Н А Р I. Wherein the text is opened, and the doctrines are propounded,

113 с н А Р. II. Wherein the first do&trine is opened and proved briefly, as

a preliminary discourse to the principal subject herein defigned,

118 CH A P. IIL Lontaining the use and improvement of the second doétrine, 131

C Η Α Ρ. IV.
Wherein the third do&trine, being the main subject of this

freatise is opened, and the method of the whole discourse
ftated,

139 CH A P. V. Shewing what probation adversity makes of the fincerity or unfoundness of our hearts,

149 С НА Р. VI. Sheiving indwelling fin to be to grace, what fire is to gold;

and how the foundness and unfoundness of our hearts are discovered by our carriage towards it,

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people, yet he fometimes exposeth them to great and grievdus sufferings ; with a brief account why, and how he calls them thereunto,

300 С Н А Р. III. Shews, that it is usual with God to premonish his people of

approaching trials and sufferings; with fame account of
the manner how, and the reason why he fo forewarns
them,

CH A P. IV.
Demonstrating the excellency of a prepared heart for the

worst of sufferings ; and what a blessed thing it is to be ready to be bound, or to die for Christ, as Paul here was, 312

с на Р. V. Evincing the necessity of à found, and real work of grace - upon the heart, to fit a man for suffering for Christ, 322

CH A P. VI.
Wherein the nature of this work of grace, in which our

habitual fitness for suffering lies, is briefly opened, and
an account given of the great advantage the gracious
perfon hath for any, even the hardest work thereby,

с н А Р. Vil. In which the necessity of getting clear evidences of this

work of grace in us, in order to our readiness for fufferings, is held forth; the nature of that evidence opened; and divers things, that cloud and obscure it, removed out of the way,

335 С НА Р. VIII. Discovering the necesity of an improved faith for the

right management of fifferings, nnd direcling to some special means for the improvement thereof,

341 С НА Р. IX. Wherein the necessity and usefulness of Christian fortitude

in order to sufferings is evinced, with a brief account
of its nature, and the means of attaining it,

С НА Р. X.
Discovering the necesity of an heart mortified to all earthly

and temporal enjoyments, in order to the right manag-
ing of a suffering condition : with several directions for
the attaining thereof,

353 с н А Р. XI. Wherein is opened the fingular advantage that suffering faints have by their skill and insight into the methods and mysteries of Satan's temptations ; some of those wiles of

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