|Author:||Lennard, Samson, d. 1633.|
|Title:||An exhortatory instruction to a speedy resolution of repentance and contempt of the vanities of this transitory life. By Samson Lennard.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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An exhortatory instruction to a speedy resolution of repentance and contempt of the vanities of this transitory life. By Samson Lennard.
Lennard, Samson, d. 1633.
London: Printed by M. B[radwood] for Edw. Blount and W. Barret, 1609.
Printer's name from STC.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Repentance -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE RIGHT honorable, my very good Lady, the Lady Dacre of the South.
THE FIRST PART of the exhortatory instru∣ction to repentance, and first of the speed to be vsed therein.
CHAP. I. That the life of man is vnsta∣ble, and therefore repen∣tance not to be de∣ferred.
CHAP. II. How dangerous a thing it is to deferre our conuersion to the houre of death.
CHAP. III. That our last day is hidden from vs, to the end that all the daies of our life should bee as our last.
CHAP. IIII. The great inequalitie betwixt our present pleasures and the paines of Hell.
CHAP. V. That it is better to repent when we are young, than to put it off vntill we be olde.
CHAP. VI. That no man can repent, and yet follow his pleasures.
The Second Part of the exhortation to repentance.
CHAP. I. That restitution is an excellent testimony of remission of sinnes.
CHAP. II. That man must not feare his confusion with men, that will finde grace and fauour with God.
CHAP. III. That the grace of God is to bee preferred before all temporall riches.
CHAP. IIII. Almes vnlawfully gotten pleaseth not God.
The Third Part of the exhortation to repentance.
CHAP. I. That God doth not forgiue vs our trespasses except wee forgiue those that tre∣spasse against vs.
CHAP. II. That no work that a man doth, be it neuer so good, can bee ac∣ceptable vnto God, so long as he is not in charity with his neigh∣bour.
CHAP. III. That it is not lawfull to strike him that striketh.
CHAP. IIII. That by the example of Christ it is no hard matter for a man to pardon his neighbour as often as he of∣fendeth.
The Fourth Part of the exhortation to repentance.
CHAP. I. That God forgiueth sins, when with a true and contrite heart wee confesse them vnto God.
CHAP. II. That nothing is hidden from God, and that at the day of iudgement, the secrets of all hearts shall bee reuealed.
The Fifth Part of the exhortation to repentance.
CHAP. I. That God is not subiect to pas∣sion, and neuer forsakes a sinner, before a sinner forsakes him.
CHAP. II. A sinner how he falleth from one sinne into another, and so is hardned in his sinnes.
CHAP. III. That there is no man so great a sinner but by the power of the Creatour he may be conuerted.
CHAP. IIII. That God is faithfull, who suf∣fereth vs not to be temp∣ted aboue our power.
CHAP. V. That the feare of backesliding should not hinder the ri∣sing of him that is fallen.
CHAP. VI. How miserable the despaire a sinner is at the point of death.
CHAP. VII. Of the paines of hell.
The Sixth Part of the exhortation to repentance.
CHAP. I. That we are all sinners and haue need of the mer∣cy of God.
CHAP. II. That there is no sinne so great, but by true repentance it may be pardoned.
CHAP. III. Examples of such as haue grie∣nously sinned, & afterwards haue beene saued by repentance.
CHAP. IIII. That God denieth not mer••• him that conuerteth, since 〈◊〉 inuiteth him that is a∣uerted from him to conuersion.
CHAP. V. That a sinner being changed, God changeth his sentence.
CHAP. VI. That euen at the point of death repentance may be pro∣fitable to salua∣tion.
CHAP. VII. Of the ioyes of Heauen.
The conclusion of this exhortation to repentance.