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HINTS AND DIRECTIONS FOR THE DUE

PERFORMANCE OF THEM.

BY THE REV. JOHN JONES,

Minister of Cradley Chapel, Worcestershire, and Author

of " Scripture Antiquities.'

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more

ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not what they do. Eccles, vi, 1.

PRINTED

LONDON:
FOR L. B, SEELEY & son, FLEET-STREET ;

By J. Seeley, Buckingham.

1824.

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CONTENTS.

Inconsistencies and indifference during public wor-
ship.---Carelessness and irreverence.---Not uniting in
public prayer.- Erroneous notions of public worship.-
Wrong motives of attending public worship.---Propriety
of conduct in the house of God pointed out.--Prayers
to be offered up in the name of Christ.-Collects in the
Liturgy end in his name.---Sermon no part of the
immediate worship of God.-Serious attention proper.-
Sleeping in public worship exposed.-The heart to be
fixed on God.-- Quotation from Dr. Doddridge's Life of

ESSAY V.
The Law commanded to be publicly read every sab-
batical year.---Scriptures read in the synagogue service.
The Christian Church adopted the custom.--Excellency
of our Liturgy.---So large a portion of Scripture read
every sabbath day.—Doctrines of our Church, the doc-
trines of the Bible.—Directions of our Church to read
the Scriptures.-Scriptures to be read with the under-
standing.---The privilege of possessing the Scriptures.-
The duty of profiting by them.

ESSAY VI.
Origin of preaching from a text.-Preaching still
appointed as a means of grace.-Ministers of Christ
charged to preach the whole truth.St. Paul's mode
of preaching. -Great plainness of speech expedient.-
The Christian minister is to preach scrip!urally.--The
sermons of the ancient fathers. The modern method
of preaching different from the ancient -The mode of
preaching in the primitive times.-- What is required of
the Christian preacher - Essential doctrines of the Gos-
pel to be brought forward. - Political preaching, the
impropriety of, and its bad tendency.--Extempore
preaching, from notes, and written sermons--difficult
to say which is the best.-Christian minister is to preach
faithfully, &c. cvangelically, practically.-Directions to
the hearers.

APPENDIX.
Apostolical Canons for the regulating and conducting
of the Public Worship of God.

Christian Minister's Soliloquy in his way to the
Sanctuary.

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