Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.1

SERMON I. Of SELF - DENIAL. Matth. xvi. 24. Then ¡aid Jefus unto his difeiples, if any man will come after me, let him deny himfelf. THESE words certainly contain what SE R m. is of the greateft importance to all I. Chriftians, for it is an effential part "-^"--" of the chriftian charmer. Whatever is parti- cularly meant by a man's denyinghimfelf, our Saviour exprefsly declares it, has a ftrit con- nexion with being his true difciple; the uni- verfality of the demand, and the indifpenfa- ble neceffity of complying with it, could not be more ftrongly exprefs'd in words, If any man, any one of mankind however diftin- guifhed, Jew or Gentile, of whatever fort or condition he be, will become a follower of mine, he muft deny .himfelf ; on no other terms will I acknowledge him for my fincere and approved difciple. Let us therefore apply our minds to the ferious confideration of that Vo L. I S fell: