ears against the truth, nor your hearts against its influence, while weendeavour to point out the way to happiness, and while we urge youto avoid the paths which lead to destruction.We shall endeavour, in this discourse, to show you,I. The path which men, feeling the movements of the Spirit, likeFelix, ought to pursue.II. The danger, presumption, and sinfulness of such a course as thatwhich Felix pursued.III. The necessity of your giving heed to the things of your peacenow.I. We shall consider, in a sentence or two, the course which the con-victed sinner should pursue. There were three paths before Felix. Hemight have chosen the way of the infidel — to reject the gospel altogether,or the course he did pursue — namely, to neglect it, to postpone the fullconsideration of those things of eternal moment, which were pressed uponhis attention, — or the full and instant closing with the overtures of sal-vation. He had the offer of a free pardon, a full acquittal, and a gloriousinheritance ; but, like Demas, he loved the present world. There is,said conscience, responding to the fervid eloquence of Paul, a reality inthe truth ; and although he put off its consideration, he desired, likeBalaam, "to die the death of the righteous." The cares of office, and thedistractions of business, and the service of the state, occupy and absorbhis thoughts. It is not convenient for him now to serve the Lord. If any of you desire to die the death of the righteous, you must live thelives of the righteous too. If death, and judgment, and eternity pressheavily upon your minds, you must turn away from all your sins, andgive yourselves entirely and unreservedly to the Lord. o other pathof salvation can we point out — no other way will lead us to heaven thanChrist. And, now, we make a full tender of salvation to your souls — weoffer, on the authority of Christ, and as the ambassadors of the Lord, afree pardon. If you desire salvation, come to Christ now, that all yourdefilement may be washed away. Run not voluntarily the risk of beingengulphed in an abyss of misery, and say not with Felix, " Go thy wayfor this time." This is the path which the sinner, convinced of sin,which all the trembling Felixes out of hell, should pursue — to repentand break off from all their sins, and close with Christ. And not on theconvicted sinner merely do we make this demand, but on all men. On212 FREE CHURCH PULPIT.