"Use. This may inform is of our duty, and this may inform you of your happiness. 1. Here is our duty, I mean ours of the ministry; Christ ordained his apostles to preach the gospel, and Paul's motto may be ours, 1 Cor. 9:16. "Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel: what though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of, for a necessity is laid upon me." This day hath Christ sent me on this errand, Matt. 10:7. "Go, preach, saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." "Surely, the Lord hath put this message into my mouth, Repent, swearers, repent, drunkards, repent, sinners, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Gospel discoveries are made every day; Christ is arising and shining in our horizon more and more clearly: this great design of God's love to our souls, is manifested in every sermon, on every Sabbath; is not this gospel preaching? What is the gospel, but the treasures of love in Christ opened to us? Oh! it is pleasant work in this respect to be a minister of the gospel, to be always searching into the treasures of love, and to make them known to poor souls for the gaining of them unto God. 2. Here is your happiness, Christ hath not erected any standing sanctuary, or city of refuge for me to flee to for their salvation, but he hath appointed ambassadors to carry this treasure unto men's houses, where he invites them, and entreats them, and requires them, and commands them, and compels them to come in. Oh, the unsearchable riches of Christ!" Isaac Ambrose pg. 262 'Looking Unto Jesus'
an old Crookedfingers diary entry The American Nightmare