July 28, 1776

1776 July 28 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on the subject which I have been long upon, viz. Faith; our Justification and eternal salvation thereby.  I was now in the closing up of the whole, the motive, and Inducements to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.  This part was begun from Joh. 3.36 but today finished on Mat. 25.46 from p. 87.  Mrs. Maynard and Mrs. Hannah Rice, widow of the late Mr. Noah Rice of Sutton, dined with us.  P.M. I preached on Isa. 63.8, repeating what I delivered formerly from that Text, to p. 8.  I admitted Mrs. Wheelock — and appointed the Communion.