|Author:||Pearse, Edward, 1633?-1674?|
|Title:||The best match, or, The souls espousal to Christ opened and improved by Edward Pearse.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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The best match, or, The souls espousal to Christ opened and improved by Edward Pearse.
Pearse, Edward, 1633?-1674?
London: Printed for Jonathan Robinson .. and Brabazon Aylmer ..., 1673.
"To the reader": p. - signed John Rower.
Imperfect: print showthrough, with loss of text.
Errors in paging.
Reproduction of original in the Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Sermons, English -- 17th century.
to the reader
To the Reader.
The best Match: OR, The Souls Espousal to Christ.
CHAP. I. Wherein an Introduction is made into our intended Discourse, the Foun∣dation thereof laid, and the Mat∣ters to be inquired into in our pro∣cedure therein proposed.
CHAP. II The Espousal or Marriage-Relation be∣tween Christ and Believers opened, and the import thereof laid down in sive things.
CHAP. III. In which the way and means of the ac∣complishment of this Espousal or Mar∣riage-relation between Christ and Be∣lievers is enquired into, and a general account thereof given.
CHAP. IV. Wherein are contained the more remote Acts of Divine Grace, put forth more immediately by the Father and Jesus Christ, for us and towards us, in order to the accomplishment of the Espousal between Christ and us.
CHAP. V. Which gives an account of those (which I call) more near Acts of Grace, which the Father and Jesus Christ by the Spirit do put forth in us and upon us for the effecting of the Espousals be∣tween Christ and us.
CHAP. VI. Being a Call to and Treaty with Souls, in order to an Espousal between Christ and them.
CHAP. VII. Which shews what manner of Husband Christ is, and how qualified for the endearing of him to Souls, and ren∣dering him desirable in a Conjugal-Relation.
CHAP. VIII. Which shews what great things Christ does for all his Spouses.
CHAP. IX. Which opens a little the heart of Christ, and shews how much he is Jet upon an Espou∣sal with Sinners.
CHAP. X. Which Directs Souls, and shews them the way, how to Attain unto this sweet and Blessed Espousal with Jesus Christ.
CHAP. XI. Being a contemplation of the infinite Love and Condescention of Christ to Souls, and the unspeakable Comfort and Hap∣piness of Believers in this sweet Espou∣sal.