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DOCTRINAL AND PRACTICAL
THE LORD'S SUPPER;
COPIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LEADING DOCTRINES OF THE
GOSPEL, AND OF THE LEADING DUTIES AND VARIED
THE REV. JAMES GRIERSON,
MINISTER OF ERROL.
JOHN JOHNSTONE, HUNTER SQUARE.
M. DCCC. XXXIX.
THE REVEREND ROBERT GORDON, D.D.,
ONE OF THE MINISTERS
OF THE HIGH CHURCH, EDINBURGH,
HONOURED IN MANUSCRIPT BY HIS PERUSAL,
WITH EVERY SENTIMENT OF AFFECTIONATE REGARD; WITH A JUST ADMIRATION
OF HIS PIETY, DEVOTEDNESS, AND EMINENCE,
AS A MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST;
WITH A PLEASING REMEMBRANCE
OF THE COMFORT AND DELIGHT WHICH WERE ENJOYED
FROM HIS FELLOWSHIP AND ASSISTANCE,
ON THE FIRST OCCASION ON WHICH THE AUTHOR PRESIDED AT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SOLEMN ORDINANCE
TO WHICH IT RELATES;
AND WITH A LIVELY SENSE OF THE HAPPINESS
WHICH HE HAS LONG EXPERIENCED
IN THE POSSESSION OF HIS FRIENDSHIP.
THIS little volume is with much diffidence sub mitted to the attention of the Christian reader. It embodies the views and illustrations which the Author has been accustomed to present to the earnest consideration of those young persons who, in a populous parish, have successively applied to him for admission to the most solemn ordinance of our holy religion.
After maturing his thoughts on this sacred and interesting subject, during a period of nearly twenty years, and making trial of various methods of instruction and means of illustration, particular circumstances occurred which suggested to the Author the propriety of committing his thoughts to writing. This he first did while lecturing to his congregation on that part of the SHORTER CATECHISM which relates to the Sacraments. Soon after this, the Introductory Chapter of the present Treatise was printed in the SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN HERALD