|Author:||Parkhurst, Nathaniel, 1643-1707.|
|Title:||The faithful and diligent Christian described and exemplified, or, A sermon (with some additions) preached at the funeral of the Lady Elizabeth Brooke, the relict of Sir Robert Brooke, Kt. ... who departed this life July 22, and was interred in the parish-church of Yoxford, July 26, 1683, and in the 82d year of her age to which is annexed ... an account of the life and death of that eminent lady : with an appendix containing some observations, experiences, and rules for practice, found written with Her Ladiship's own hand / by Nath. Parkhurst ...|
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The faithful and diligent Christian described and exemplified, or, A sermon (with some additions) preached at the funeral of the Lady Elizabeth Brooke, the relict of Sir Robert Brooke, Kt. ... who departed this life July 22, and was interred in the parish-church of Yoxford, July 26, 1683, and in the 82d year of her age to which is annexed ... an account of the life and death of that eminent lady : with an appendix containing some observations, experiences, and rules for practice, found written with Her Ladiship's own hand / by Nath. Parkhurst ...
Parkhurst, Nathaniel, 1643-1707.
London: Printed for Samuel Sprint ... and John Harding ..., 1684.
Errata: p. .
Reproduction of original in British Library.
Imperfect: film lacks port.
Brooke, Elizabeth, -- Lady, -- 1601-1683.
Church of England -- Sermons.
Sermons, English -- 17th century.
To the much honoured, Truly Vertuous and Religious, Mrs. MARY BROOKE.
A SERMON PREACHED At the FUNERAL of the Lady Elizabeth Brooke &c.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE Life and Death Of the LADY Elizabeth Brooke,
THE Life and Death Of the LADY ELIZABETH BROOKE.
AN APPENDIX, Containing Some considerable OBSER∣VATIONS, EXPERI∣ENCES, and RULES for Practice: found written with her Ladiship's own Hand.
I. The World's Vanity.
II. Good Actions will bear Considera∣tion; but evil Actions will not.
III. The Worship of God is made pleasant by a Sense of his Presence in it.
IV. It is our Interest to be Religious.
V. It is difficult to pray without some wandring Thoughts in Prayer.
VI. A deep Sense of God in Prayer, is desirable and ravishing.
VII. We ought to be constant in Prayer.
VIII. Sincere Prayers are never offered in vain.
IX. Prayer promotes Piety, and Godli∣ness, and Acquaintance with God.
X. The real Christian loves Solitude.
XI. There is more necessary to the rendring us truly Religious, than a mere external Revelation of Truth.
XII. Religion in the Practice of it is most highly Rational.
XIII. Religion in the Practice of it, is a li∣ving in, and conversing with God.
XIV. Religion gives us a real Enjoyment of God.
XV. Religion gives a Man the power of himself, who by Nature is his own worst Enemy.
XVI. Self-denial bears a great part in the practice of true Religion.
XVII. We glorify God, not by giving to him, but by receiving from him.
XVIII. God's Being, and Providence, and Covenant, are most agreeable things to purified Minds.
XIX. Peace and Hope generally attend Sincerity.
XX. The Method of attaining Spiritual and Great Comfort.
XXI. A good Name is a great Blessing, which God only can preserve to us.
XXII. The Certainty of a Future Glori∣ous Life.
XXIII. God must not only be known, but also acknowledged.
XXIV. Death is a Christian's Passage to Heaven.
XXV. The necessity of having the Assi∣stance of the Holy Ghost.
XXVI. Conscience must not be offended, by allowing any Sin.
XXVII. It is not good to pass immediately from much Business to Prayer.
XXXVIII. Christian Watchfulness is very ne∣cessary.
XXIX. They that know God's Law, and will consider and reflect, will discern much Sin in themselves.
XXXI. The Remain of Sin with us, is very active.
XXXII. Sin cannot be mortified by our own Strength.
XXXIII. There arises a great Pleasure from having resisted Temptations.
XXXIV. It is better to prevent Sin than to admit it, and then mortify it.
XXXV. Anger is seldom innocent.
XXXVII. There is a Chain of Graces.
XXXVIII. To be impartial in Piety and Mor∣tification, is very difficult.
XXXIX. To trust in God, is a Christian's necessary Duty.
XL. Trusting in God produces real Comfort.
XLI. To trust in God is one of our most difficult Duties.
XLII. Faith is the Root of other Graces.
XLIII. The Devil is a mighty, but not an invincible Enemy.
XLIV. The Things which the Holy Ghost teacheth.
XLV. Holiness is a Privilege.
XLVI. The necessity of having, and living by some stated Rules.
XLVII. We converse with God in his holy Ordinances, when our Minds are sutably affected under them.
XLVIII. To govern the Tongue, is one of the difficult parts of Religion.
XLIX. He that governs his Tongue a∣right, the same is a perfect Man.
L. A due Care of our Thoughts is a great Evidence of Upright∣ness.
LI. Meekness produces Peace and Joy.
LII. Meekness gives us the possession of our selves.
LIII. Meekness preserves our Peace with our Neighbours.
LIV. The expectation of Death is profi∣table to a Christian.
LV. Formality in Holy Things must be avoided.
LVI. The Government of our Thoughts is necessary.
LVII. The End of our Actions must be good.
LVIII. We must beware of Spiritual Sloth.
LIX. Detraction must be avoided.
LX. The Promises are full of Support and Comfort, but God must il∣luminate our Minds to discern what is treasured up in them.
LXI. The Holy Ghost proceeds in his Operations gradually.
Rules for Practice.