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Q. 102. What do we pray for in the sccond petition ? A. In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom comca). we pray, That Satan's kingdom may be destroyed 6: and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced “, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in ita; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened ®.

Q. 103. Wnat do we pray for in the third petition?

A. In the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in hcaven) we pray, That God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things 8, as the angels do in heaven?

Q. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth petition ?

Ă. In the fourth petition (which is, Give us this day our daily breadi) we pray, That of God's free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them k Q. 105. What do we pray for in the

fifth petition ? A. In the fifth petition (which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors!) we pray, That God, for Christ's sake, would freely pardon all our sins m; which we are the rather encouraged to

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among all nations.

Ver. 3. Let the people unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God praise thee, O God; let all the people into the city: if I shall tind favour in the praise thee.

eyes of the Lord, he will bring me again, z Psal. Ixxxiii. throughout.

and show me both it and his habitation. 102. a Mat. vi. 10.

Job i. 21. And (Job) said, Naked came I b Psal. lxviii. 1. Let God arise, let his out of my mother's womb, and naked enemies be scattered : let them also that shall I return thither : the Lord gave, and hate him flee before him. Ver. 18. Thou the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the hast ascended on high, thou hast led cap- name of the Lord. tivity captive: thou hast received gifts for h Psal. ciii. 20. Bless the Lord, ye his men ; yea, for the rebellious also, that the angels, that excel in strength, that do his Lord God might dwell among them. commandments, hearkening unto the voice

c Rev. xii. 10. And I heard a loud voice of his word. Ver. 21. Bless ye the Lord, saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, all ye his hosts ; ye ministers of bis, that and strength, and the kingdom of our God, do his pleasure. and the power of his Christ : for the ac. 104. 1 Mat. vi. 11. cuser of our brethren is cast down, which k Prov. xxx. 8. Remove far from me accused them before our God day and vanity and lies; give me neither poverty night. Ver. 11. And they overcame him nor riches ; feed me with food convenient by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word for me: Ver. 9. Lest I be full, and deny of their testimony; and they loved not their thee, and say, Who is the Lord ? or lest I lives unto the death.

be poor, and steal, and take the name of d 2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, pray my God in vain. Gen. xxviii. 20. And Jacob for us, that the word of the Lord may have vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with free course, and be glorified, even as it is me, and will keep me in this way that I with you. Rom. x. 1. Brethren, my heart's go, and will give me bread to eat, and rai. desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that ment to put on. 1 Tim. iv. 4. For every they might be saved. John xvii. 9. I pray creature of God is good, and nothing to be for them: I pray not for the world, but for refused, if it be received with thanksgiv. them which thou hast given me; for they ing: Ver. 5. For it is sanctified by the are thine. Ver. 20. Neither pray 1 for these word of God and prayer. alone, but for them also which shall be- 105. I Mat. vi. 12. lieve on me through their word.

ni Psal. li. 1. Have mercy upon me, o e Rev. xxii. 20. He which testifieth these God, according to thy loving-kindness; things saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen, according unto the multitude of thy tender Even so, comie, Lord Jesus

mercies blut out my transgressions. Ver. 2. 103. Mat. vi. 10.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, & Psal. Ixvii. throughout. Psal. cxix. 36. and cleanse me from my sin. Ver. 7. Purge Iucline my heart unto thy testimonies, me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash and not to covetousness. Mat. xxvi. 39. me, and I shall be whiter thalt uuw. Ver. And he went a little farther, and fell on

9. llide thy face from my sins, and blot his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, out all mine iniquities. Dan. ix. 17. Now if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: therefore, 0 our God, hear the prayer of nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou thy servant, and his supplications, and wilt. 2 Sam. xv. 25. And the king said cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary

ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others n

Q. 106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?

A. In the sixth petition (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil o) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to sin P, or support and deliver us when we are tempted ?

Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us ?

A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen") teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only , and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to bim . And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen v.

that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. against him. Ver. 16. O Lord, according 18. O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, open thine eyes, and behold our desola- let thine anger and thy fury be turned tions, and the city which is called by thy away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy name: for we do not present our suppli- mountain: because for our sins, and for cations before thee for our righteousnesses, the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem but for thy great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lord, and thy people are become a reproach to hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken all that are about us. Ver. 17. Now thereand do; defer not, for thine own sake, O fore, 0 our God, hear the prayer of thy my God: for thy city and thy people are servant, and his supplications, and cause called by thy name.

thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that n Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our sins; is desolate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. 18. for we also forgive every one that is in- O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; debted to us.- Mat. xviii. 35. So likewise open thine eyes, and behold our desola. shall my heavenly Father do also unto tions, and the city which is called by thy you, if ye from your hearts forgive not name: for we do not present our supplicaevery one his brother their trespasses. tions before thee for our righteousnesses 106. o Mat. vi. 13.

but for thy great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lori), P Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, that ye hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken enter not into temptation: the spirit in- and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O deed is willing, but the flesh is weak. my God: for thy city and thy people are

q 2 Cor. xii. 7. And lest I should be ex- called by thy name. alted above measure through the abun- t1 Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore David dance of the revelations, there was given blessed the Lord before all the congregato me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger tion: and David said, Blessed be thou, of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be ex- Lord God of Israel our father, for ever alted above measure. Ver. 8. For this and ever. Ver. 11. Thine, O Lord, is the thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it greatness, and the power, and the glory, might depart from me.

and the victory, and the majesty: for all 107. r Mat. vi. 13.

that is in the heaven and in the earth is s Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto the thine ; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Lord my God, and made my confession, thou art exalted as head above all. Ver. and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful 12. Both riches and honour come of thee, God, keeping the covenant and mercy to and thou reiynest over all; and in thine them that love him, and to them that keep hand is power and might; and in thine his commandments. Ver. 7. O Lord, righ. hand it is to make great, and to give teousness belongeth unto thee, but unto strength unto all. Ver. 13. Now therefore, us confusion of faces, as at this day; to our God, we thank thee, and praise thy the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants glorious name. of Jerusalern, and unto all Israel, that are v1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else, when thou shalt near, and that are far off, through all the bless with the spirit, low shall he that countries whither thou hast driven them, occupieth the room of the unlearned say because of their trespass that they have Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he trespassed against thee. Ver. 8. O Lord, understandeth not what thou sayest? Rev. to us belongeth confusion of face, to our xxii. 20. He which testifieth these things kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen. Even because we have sinned against thee. Ver. So, come, Lord Jesus. Ver. 21. The grace 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled Amen.

TIE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

Exod. xx. OD spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought theo I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy Cud am a jealous Gou, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

IV. Remember the sabhath-day, to keep it huly. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it.

V. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee,

VI. Thou shalt not kill.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

THE LORD's PRAYER.

Mat. vi. OUR Father be baiche art in the aren, iJiallowed me thyename is Thy kingdom come.

done in as it is in heaven. Give us this day . And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Amen.

THE CREED. J

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth ; and in Jesus

Christ, his only Son, our Lord, which was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried : le des. • i. e. Continued

cended into hell; * the third day he arose again from the dead; he In the state of the ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father dead, and under Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. the power of death I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholick church; the commutill the third day.

nion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

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much of every question, both in the Larger and Shorter Catechism, is repeated to the end the learner may further improve it upon all occasions, for his increase in knowledge and piety, even out of the course of catechising, as well as in it.

And albeit the substance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, commonly called The Apostles' Creed, be fully set forth in each of the Catechisus, so as there is no necessity of inserting the Creed itself; yet it is here annexed, not as though it were composed by the Apostles, or ought to be esteemed canonical scripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much less a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue,) but because it is a brief sum of the Christian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and anciently received in the churches of Christ.

THE

SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE:

OR, A

BRIEF SUM OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE,

CONTAINED IN

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES,

AND HOLDEN FORTH IN THE FORESAID

CONFESSION OF FAITH AND CATECHISMS ;

TOGETHER WITH

THE PRACTICAL USE TIEREOF.

John vl. 87. All that the Father hath given me shall come to me; and him that

cometh to me I will in no wiso cast out

TIIE CONTENTS OF THE SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE.

HIEADS.

2. llis earnest request to be recon. 1. Our woeful condition by nature.

ciled. II. The remedy provided in Christ 3. Ilis command, charging all to Jesus.

believe. III. The means provided in the 4. Much assurance of life given to covenant of grace.

believers, &c. IV. The blessings conveyed by these means.

Evidences of true Faith. The Use of Saving Knowledge. 1. Conviction of the believer's ob1. For convincing of sin by the law. ligation to keep the moral law. 2. Of righteousness by the law.

2. That the believer practise the 3. Of judgment by the law.

rules of godliness and righ4. For convincing of sin, righteous

ness, and judgment by the 3. That obedience to the law run gospel.

in the right channel of faith of righteousness to be had only

in Christ. by faith in Christ.

4. The keeping of strait commuFor strengthening a man's

nion with Christ the fountain faith, &c.

of all grace and good works. Warrants and Motives to Believe.

For strengthening the believor

in faith and obedience, 1. God's hearty invitation.

these evidences.

ousness.

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