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Delivered at PROVIDENCE CHAPEL,

Feb. 17, 1788.

BY

WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S.S.

MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT PROVIDENCE CHAPEL, LITTLE TITCHFIELD-STREET; AT MONKWELL-STREET CHAPEL, IN THE CITY;

AND AT RICHMOND, IN SURREY.

And the band of the Lord 'hall be known toward his servants,

and his indignation toward his enemies, Isa. Ixvi. 14. Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that ferueth God and him that serverb bim not, Mal. iii. 18.

L O N D ON: Sold by G. Terry, Paternoster-row; J. Chalmers, No 210, White

cross-street, near Moorfields; J. Davidson, No 7, Poftern-row, Tower-hill; Mr. Baker, No 226, Oxford-ftreet; Mrs. Howes, N° 15, Charles-street, Wells-street; at Monkwell-ftreet Chapel every Tuesday evening; at Providence Chapel, Titchfield-ftreet; by Mr. Mantle, Lewes, Sussex ; Mr. Fenley, Broad Mead, Briftol; and by Mr, Chamberlain, Portsmouth.

MDCCLXXXVIII.

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S E R M 0 N,

From 2 Tim. ii. 24, 25. And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be

gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves.

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HE apostle dedicates this and the former

epistle to Timothy, of whom in the bowels of Christ he seeins remarkably fond. He ftiles him his own son in the faith ; not only because he had begotten him in the bonds of the gospel, for in this sense he had many sons, but because there feemed so much of the spiritual image and heavenly likeness of the father about him I trust to Send Timotheus; for I have no man like-minded, who will naturally care for your state, Phil. ii. 20. and because of his dutiful deportment and diligent attendance and readiness to allist his venerable father in the word and work of the Lord But you know the proof of Timothy, that as a son with the father be hath served with me in the gospel, verse And because there seemed so strong an

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