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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 iii. 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. OF OUR LORD'S KINDRED ACCORDING
His brethren therefore said unto TO THE FLESH.
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.
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. Apostacy, 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. Amictions 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.
When greatest, then generally is deli- Bishops. See Officers of churches.
verance nearest, and most wonder- Bitterness, 58.
Intended for good in the end, ib. Bless God. See Praises.
Shall have an end, God will deliver, ib. Blessedness of afflicted ones, 20.
Have been the lot of Christ and his Blindness. See Ignorance of natural men.
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 encmies, 20.
Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting
Burial. See Death.
Calamities, public or common, 21.
They are from God, ib.
Saints privilege therein, ib.
Their duty in such a time, ib.
Calling of the apostles, 54.
Calling. See Election.
Captain of our salvation, 6.
Çare to be cast on God in general, 14.
In tiines of affliction, 20.
Cause of punishment, is sin, 14.
Cause of suffering, see it be good, 20.
Celebrate the praises of God, 14.
Character of saints indeed, 10.
Characters of true wisdom. See Wisdom.
Character of Antichrist. See Antichrist.
Charity. See Love, and Distribution to
Charity in walking toward saints, 15.
Chastisements from God, 20.
Cheerfulness under afflictions, ib.
Charms. See Witchcraft.
Children's duties to parents, 16.
Censoriousness. See Judging of others.
Christ the Saviour, 5.
His excellency and dignity, ib.
In his person and authority, ib.
In his nature, ib.
What he became, did, and suffered, to
redeem mankind, 6.
He took flesh upon him, ib.
Was our High Priest, ib.
He was crucified, died, ib.
He rose from the dead, ib.
He ascended into heaven, ib.
Christ's intercession, ib.
Christ's coming to judge the world, 34.
Christ the head of the church, 6.
His kingship, ib.
Our great Prophet, ib.
Our all in all, ib.
Christ's second coming to be waited for, 14.
Christianity, its importance, &c. 44.
Church, what, 25."
Church assemblies, ib.
Church dignities and blessings, ib.
Church acts, as such, ib.
Churches' duties to their ministers, ib.
Church officers, ib.
Church censures, ib.
Cleave to God in general, 14.
In affliction and persecution, 20.
Comforts in afflictions, ib.
Comfort others in trouble, ib.
Comfort one another mutually, 15.
Coming of Christ to judgment, 34.
Coming of Christ to be waited for by be-
Commendatory letters, 25.
Commission of the apostles equal, 54.
Commit all to God in trouble, 20.
Compassion of God, 2.
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.
Confidence. See Trust in God.
Conjuration. See Witchcraft.
Conscience in general, 27.
Conscience good to be preserved in suffer-
Consideration in general, 29.
Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Contempt of God. See Man's desperate
state by nature in wickedness.
Contention avoid, 15.
Content with lawful governors, 22.
Contentment in all conditions, 71.
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.
Corruption of man's nature, 4.
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.
Deacons. See Officers of churches.
Dead men ignorant of the things of this
Death of Christ, 6.
Death or mortality of mankind, 32.
Deeds of the law justify not, 4.
Delays of amendment. See Time.
Delight in God and Christ, 14.
Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, ho-
nest means, may be endeavoured, 20.
Deliverance from trouble then nearest to us
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.
Determinations of controversies amongst
believers, how, 25.
Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
Devil in general, 28.
He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Devils ruling in wicked men, 4.
Equivocating. See Lying.
Eternal God, 2.
Eternal life, 8.
Example of Christ and saints, follow. See
Live to God. .
Excellency of God, 2.
Excellency of Christ, 5.
Excellency of the righteous, 12.
Excellency of the Holy Scriptures, 1.
Excommunication. See Discipline.
Exhort one another, 15. 25.
Exhortations in public assemblies, 25.
Exorcism. See Witchcraft.
Extol God. See Praises.
Extraordinary gifts, 25.
Eye God in afflictions, 20.
Devotion. See Worship of God.
Difficulty in being really a Christian, 44.
Dignity of Christ, 5.
Dignity of the righteous, 12.
Dignity of the church in general, 25.
Dignities among men are from God, 22.
Diligence in worldly business, 52.
Diligence in improvements. See Time and
Discipline in the church, 25.
Discontent one against another, 58.
Discontents of Israel, 51.
Discover treason, 22.
Disobedience in general. See Obedience.
Disobedience threatened and punished, 14.
Disposal of man's ways by God, 70.
Dissimulation. See Hypocrisy.
Distribute to the poor, 15.
• Distrust of Israel while God was delivering
Divination. See Witchcraft.
Doubting. See Faith.
Duties of believers in their afilictions, 20.
Duties toward God in general, 14.
Toward brethren mutually, 15.
Toward relations in the flesh, 16.
Toward all men in general, 17.
Toward the afflicted, 20.
Toward persecutors, ib.
Duties toward God under trials, ib.
Duties in common calamities, 21.
Duties of subjects to governors, 22.
Duty about worldly things. See World.
Duty in respect to temptations. See Devil.
With respect to error. See Deceivers.
Duties toward the Spirit of God, 19.
Duties of churches toward their governors
in Christ, 25.
Duties of magistrates, 22.
Duties of gospel preachers, in general, 24.
Duties of pastors of churches, 25.
Failings of God's children, 11.
Faint not in times of trouble, 20.
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.
Faithfulness of God, 2.
Faithful and true to enemies, 17.
Falling away. See Apostacy.
Fall of Antichrist. See Antichrist.
False teachers, 28.
Fasting. See Prayer and common Calami-
Fathers. See Parents.
Favour of God to the righteous in general,
In time of affliction, 20.
In common calamities, 21.
Fear not man, 14.
Fear God, ib.
Fear lest we sin or apostatise. See Watching.
Fervency of spirit. See Sincerity.
Flesh of Christ, 6.
Flattery. See Hypocrisy.
Follow God fully, 14.
Follow after the Spirit, 19.
Fools. See Wisdom.
Forgive each other, 15.
Forgive enemies, 17. 20.
Forgiveness in God, 8.
Forgiveness of sin. See Pardon.
Formality. See Hypocrisy.
Formal professors, fierce persecutors, 20.
Forsake sin, 14.
Forsake not God or his ways, ib.
Fortress, God is to his. See Trust in God.
Free grace, 7, 8.
Frowardness of spirit. See Meekness.
Fruits of God's love to men, 5. 20.
Fruits of faith, 9.
Fruits of the Spirit, 19.
Fruits of men's love to God, 14.
Fruits of our love to the brethren, 15. 20.
Fruitfulness in good works, 14.
Fruitfulness therein is from God, 18.
EFFECTS of faith, 9.
Effects of God's love to men, 5.
Effects of the believer's love to God, 14.
Effects of love to each other, 15. 20.
Effects of sin, 4. 14.
Effects of the Spirit, 10. 19.
Elders of churches. See officers thereof.
Election according to the purpose or grace
of God, 7.
Election of church officers, 25.
Emulation. See Envy.
Enchantment. See Witchcraft.
Encouragement. See Incouragement.
Enmity of blind zealots against the truth,
End of God in the saints afflictions, 20.
Enemies of saints overruled by God, ib.
Enemies forced to acknowledge their inno-
Epicures. See World.
Equality of the apostles, 54.
GENTLE toward all men, 17.