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

i27 SERMON II. Men tempted to Ev i r. by their own Lus-rs. JAMES I. 14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own Iz ft and enticed. T is very necefl'ary for chriflians, and S E R M, I very ufeful to the conduct of life, to un- II. derftand aright the doarine of temptations, to know whence they proceed and derive their force, and how we may arm ourfelves in the belt manner againft them. We meet with them fo often, and are in fo great dan- ger of being drawn into fin through their influence, it muff be highly advantageous to be well acquainted with their true nature and tendency, and with the utmofl extent of their power, that fo we may take proper precautions againft them, and be always pre- pared to make our defence. Upon this fubje t St. James teacheth us two very im- portant leans; Firf?,