|Author:||Scortreth, George, b. 1612 or 13.|
|Title:||A vvarning-piece for the slumbring virgins. Or, An alarm to the friends of the bridegroom,: in some awakening meditations upon Christ's own watch-word, Matth. 26.41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation, &c. / By Geo: Scortreth, preacher of the Gospel in Lincoln.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A vvarning-piece for the slumbring virgins. Or, An alarm to the friends of the bridegroom,: in some awakening meditations upon Christ's own watch-word, Matth. 26.41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation, &c. / By Geo: Scortreth, preacher of the Gospel in Lincoln.
Scortreth, George, b. 1612 or 13.
London: Printed for Thomas Brewster, at the Three Bibles in Paul's Church-yard, near the west end, 1657.
Bible. -- N.T.
To the Friends and followers of the Lamb.
To my welbeloved Friends, endeared to me in the love and bonds of the Gospel, at Lincoln, or elsewhere.
To the Reader.
A Warning-Piece FOR THE Slumbring Virgins.
But what is this Gospel duty of Watching?
What are the speciall times for a Christians Spirituall watch?
Application by way of Information.
Use of Examination.
Discoveries of Spiritual Slumber.
Directions for Watchfulnesse.
First, Watchfulnesse helps to lift up, and keep up Prayer, as Aaron and Hur held up the hands of Moses, Exod. 17.12.
Secondly, Prayer helps to keep up our Watch; it cannot fall down, while Prayer is up with faith and ferven∣cy.
A double ground in the Text, why we should double our duty in Watching and Praying.
Upon this double Account, that they are so exposed to Temptation, and so indisposed to Opposition, who do no Watch and Pray: Let me call for double diligence in the Name of the Lord, to this double Duty.
Secondly double your duty of Prayer; Pray, Pray.