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XXIII.-The Apostle Thomas.
John xx. 29. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed
XXIV.-Jesus the Son of Man.
Luke xvii. 22. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it
XXV. —Jesus the Son of God.
John xx. 17. Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I
ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my
XXVI.-Christ's Poverty our Riches.
* Cor. viii. 9. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich - - - - -
XXVII. —Christ's Farewell Wish of Peace to his
John xiv. 27. Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you
XXVIII.-The Apostolical Benediction.
2 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen - -
XXIX.—Of Praying in the Name of Christ.
John xvi. 24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may
be full - - - - -
VI.-On the same Subject and Text.
COUNSELS OF PRUDENCE FOR THE USE OF YOUNG PEOPLE.
DISCO U RSE *
WISDOM OF THE SERPENT AND THE INNOCENCE OF THE DOVE,
** ***H ARE REcoMMENDED GENERAL RULEs of PRUDENCE ; witH *ARTICULAR DIRECT ions RELATING to BUSINEss, CoNVERSATIox, FRIENDship, AND Useful NEss.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: ** therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt. x. 16. * This advice is found among those directions which our blesed Lord gave his disciples when he sent them from him upon a "commission in his lifetime here on earth. o These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying: Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not; but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Matt. x. 5–8. It is reasonable to conclude, that the disciples received this commission with much pleasure and satisfaction, accounting it a great honour done them, and conceiving at the same time fond expectations of honour and acceptance wherever they came. They were to carry with them very joyful and desirable tidings, that “the kingdom of heaven was at hand :” they were empowered to confer very great benefits, and were required to do all freely, without receiving any gratuity. The limitation in their commission could not but be a high recommendation of it: the good news was to be published to Jews, and them only, not to Gentiles, nor to Samaritans. But our Lord thought not fit to dismiss them without some particular counsels and directions, which would be of use to them now, but especially hereafter; when their comWOL. 1X. B