Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.4

f 8a Of the Kingdom of God. S E R M. I would not have you think meanly (Idle VI. external pofitive inftitutions of the gofpel. I am perfuaded no man who hath piety at heart, will defpife the publick as of devo- tion which Chrift hath appointed, fuch n prayer, and the facraments. But let human inventions be very little in your efleem, and even divine pofitive appointments be kept in their own place; regarded as the means and inftruments of religion, not the fubftance and effence of it be always ufed with a defigned fubferviency to, not fet againft or fubftituted in the place of faith, judgment, mercy, and the love of God, thofe weightieft matters of the law and of the gofpel, B R- o