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When the Spirit of truth is come, no sin, &c.- Cor, v. 21. Heb. &c. he shall glorify me, for he shall iv. 15. receive of mine, and shall shew it He raised him from the dead, and unto you. All things which the Fa- set him at his own right hand in the ther hath, are mine, therefore said I, heavenly places, far above all princithat he shall take of mine, &c. We pality and power, and might, and doare sure that thou camest forth from minion, and every name which is God, &c.-John xvi. 13—15. 28. 30. named, not only in this world, but

O Father, glorify thon me, &c. also in that which is to come; and with the glory which I had with thee hath put all things under his feet, before the world was !-- John xvii. 5. and given him to be head over all

When Jesus said, I am he, those things to the church, &c. who filleth who came to take him, went back- all in all.—Eph. i. 20—23. ward and fell to the ground.- John The unsearchable riches of Christ, xviii. 5, 6.

&c. God, who created all things by Thomas said unto Jesus, My Lord, Jesus Christ, &c. of whom the whole and my God :-John xx. 28. xxi. 2. family in heaven and earth is named.

Jesús, &c. a man approved of God, -Eph. ir. 8, 9. 15. &c, he hath made that same Jesus He descended first into the lower whom ye have crucified, both Lord parts of the earth : he who descended, and Christ.--Acts ii. 22. 36. Mark is the same also who ascended up far xi. 3, 4. 6.

above all heavens.-Eph. iv. 9, 10. But ye denied the Holy One, and Jesus, who being in the form of killed the Prince of life, &c.-Acts God, thought it not robbery to be iii. 14, 15. vii. 52.

equal with God, &c. God also hath Against thy holy child Jesus, whom highly exalted him, and given him a thou hast anointed, &c.--Acts iv. name which is above every name, that 27. 30.

at the name of Jesus every knee Jesus Christ, he is Lord of all, &c. should bow, of things in heaven, and God anointed Jesus, &c. with the things in earth, and things under the Holy Ghost and with power.-Acts earth: and that every tongue should X. 36. 38. 2 Cor. vi. 5.

confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, Feed the church of God, which he &c.-Phil. ii. 5, 6. 9-11, John v. hath purchased with his own blood. 17, 18. X. 33. Acts xx. 28.

Jesus Christ, who shall, &c, acConcerning his Son Jesus Christ cording to the working, whereby he our Lord, &c. and declared to be the is able even to subdue all things unto Son of God, with power; according himself.-Phil. iii. 20, 21. to the Spirit of holiness, &c.Rom. Who is the image of the invisible i. 3, 4.

God, the first-born of every creature. Christ, who is over all, God blessed For by him were all things created for eyer, Amen.- Rom. ix. 5. that are in heaven, and that are in

Christ both died, and rose, and re- earth, visible and invisible; whether vived, that he might be the Lord both they be thrones, or dominions, or of the dead and living.---Rom. xiv. 9. principalities, or powers: all things

There is one Lord Jesus, by whom were created by him and for him, and are all things, and we by him. he is before all things, and by him 1 Cor. viii. 6.

all things consist; and he is the When he shall have put down all head, &c. that in (or amongst) all rule, and all authority and power; for things he might have the pre-emihe must reign till he hath put all ene- nence: for it pleased the Father that mies under his feet.- 1 Cor. xv. 24, 25. in him should allfulness dwell.--Col.i.

He hath made him, &c. who knew. 15--19. 2 Cor. iv. 4. Heb. iii. 3, 4. 6.

Christ, for in him dwelleth all the A living stone, &a chosen of God, fulness of the godhead, bodily, &c. and precious, &c. who did no sin.-The head of all principality and power, 1 Pet. ii. 4. 22. &é. Having spoiled principalities, Jesus Christ, who is gone into &c.-Col. ü. 8-10. 15.

heaven, and is on the right hand of God was manifest in the flesh, jus- God; angels, and authorities, and tified in the Spirit, seen of angels, powers being made subject unto him. &c. received up, &c.—1 Tim. iii. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 21, 22. Jesus Christ, which in his times he

The power and coming of our Lord shall shew, who is the blessed and Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses only Potentate, the King of kings, and of his majesty. For he received froin Lord of lords ; who only hath immor- God the Father honour and glory, tality, dwelling in the light, which when there came such a voice unto no man can approach unto; whom no him from the excellent glory, This is man hath seen, &c. To whom be my beloved Son, in whom I am well honour, &c.—1 Tim. vi. 14-16. pleased.-2 Pet. i. 16, 17. 1 Pet.i. 21.

The doctrine of God our Saviour, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; &c.—Titus ii. 10. 13.

to hiin be glory both now, and for His Son, whom he hath appointed ever.—2 Pet. iii. 18. Jude 25. heir of all things, by whom also he In himn is no sin, &c. Hereby

made the worlds. Who being the perceive we the love of God, because · brightness of his glory, and the ex- he laid down his life for us.-

- John press image of his person, and up- iii. 5. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 18. holding all things by the word of his His Son, Jesus Christ: this is the power ; when he had by himself true God, and eternal life.- John purged our sins, sat down on the v. 20. right hand of the Majesty on high: Jesus Christ, &c, the Prince of the being made so much better than the kings of the earth, &c. To him be angels, as he hath, &c. a more excel- glory and dominion for ever and ever, lent name, &c. Unto which of the Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the angels said he at any time, Thou art beginning and the ending, saith the my Son? &c. He saith, And let all Lord; which is, and which was, and the angels of God worship him, &c. which is to come; the Almighty, &c. Therefore God, even thy God, hath I am the first, and the last: I am he anointed thee, &c.—Heb. i. 2, &c. who liveth, and was dead; and beviï. 1. x. 12. xii. 2. Col. iii. 1. , hold, I am alive for evermore, Amen;

We see Jesus, &c. crowned with and have the keys of hell and death. glory and honour, &c.—Heb. ii. 9. Rev. i. 5, 6. 8. 11, 17, 18. ii. 8,

Having neither beginning of days, I am he which searcheth the reins nor end of life; but made like unto and hearts.-Rev. ii. 23. the Son of God, &c. Such an High These things saith he that hath the Priest became us; holy, &c. and made seven spirits of God, &c. that is holy, higher than the heavens.-Heb. vii. &c. that hath the key of David; he 3. 26.

that openeth, and no man shutteth, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and &c.-Rev. iii. 1. 7. to day, and for ever.-Heb. xii. 8. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the

Our glorious Lord Jesus Christ root of David, &c. Thou art worthy (or our Lord Jesus Christ of glory), to take the book, and to open it, &c. &c. That worthy name, by which we Worthy is the Lamb which was slain, are called.-James ii. 1.7.

to receive power, and riches, and The precious blood of Christ, as of wisdom, and strength, and honour, and a lamb without blemish, and without glory, and blessing, &c. Blessing, spot.--1 Pet. i. 19. I John ii. 1. and honour, and glory and power be

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unto him who sitteth opon the throne, The Sun of righteousness shall
and unto the Lamb for ever, &c. The arise, with healing in his wings.
elders fell down and worshipped him Mal. iv. 2.
who liveth for ever.-Rev. 1. 5. 9. Jesus sat at meat, &c. many Publi-
12-14. xv. 3, 4.

cans and sinners came, &c. The PhaAnd the kings of the earth, and the risees said, Why eateth your master great men, &c. said to the mountains, with Publicans and sinners ? &c. Jesus &c. Hide us from the face of him said unto them, They who are whole who sitteth upon

the throne, and from need not a physician; but they that the wrath of the Lamb; for the great are sick. But go ye and learn what day of his wrath is come, and who that meaneth, I will have mercy, and shall be able to stand ?- Rev. vi. not sacrifice : for I am not come to 15--17.

call the righteous, but sinners to reThe kingdoms of this world are be- pentance, &c. When he saw the mulcome the kingdoms of our Lord, and titudes, he was moved with compasof his Christ, and he shall reign for sion on them, because they fainted ever.-Rev. xi. 15.

(or were tired), and were scattered The Lamb shall overcome them; abroad, as sheep having no shepherd, for he is the Lord of lords and King &c. He healed their sick, &c. would of kings.-Rev. xvii. 14. xix. 16. not send them away fasting, &c.

I am the root, &c. of David, and Matt, ix. 10-13. 36. xiv. 14, 15. xv. the bright and morning star.-Rev. 32. xx. 34. John iv. 31, &c. xxii, 16.

Learn of me, for I am meek, and

lowly in heart.--Matt. xi. 29. FOURTHLY, In his Nature.

When Peter was sinking, and cried He shall feed his flock, like a shep- out, Lord, save me, &c. immediately herd: he shall gather the lambs with Jesus stretched forth his hand, and his arms, and carry them in his bosom; caught him, and said unto him, &c. and shall gently lead those that are Wherefore didst, &c.-Matt. xiv. 30,31. with young (or give suck).—Isa. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou who xl. 11.

killest the prophets, &c. How often He shall not cry, nor liftup, nor cause would I have gathered thy children his voice to be heard in the street. together, even as a hen gathereth her A bruised reed shall he not break, chickens under her wings, and ye and the smoking (or daily burning) would not ?-Matt. xxiii.

37. flax shall he not quench.—Isa. xlii. Christ excused his disciples when 2, 3. Matt. xii. 18—20.

they slept, &c. He said, The spirit I gave my back to the smiters, and indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. my cheeks to them that plucked off -Matt. xxvi. 21. the hair: I hid not my face from The Son of man is not come to shame and spitting.- Isa. 1. 6. Matt. destroy men's lives, but to save them. xxvi. 67.

Luke ix. 56. He was oppressed, &c. he opened The Son of man is come to seek not his mouth. He is brought as a and to save that which was lost, &c. lamb to the slaughter: and as a sheep When he came near the city, he wept before her shearers is dumb, so he over it, saying, If thou hadst known, openeth not his mouth, &c. He had even thou, at least in this thy day, done no violence; neither was any the things which belong unto thy deceit in his mouth. Isa. liii. 7.9. peace, &c.-Luke xix. 10. 41, 42. Mal. ii. 6.

Mark iii. 5. Thy king cometh unto thee; he is Jesus said, Father, forgive them; just, &c. lowly, and riding upon an for they know not what they do. ass.-Zech, ix. 9.

Luke xxiii. 34.

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And the Word was made flesh, &c. full of grace and truth.-- John

CHAP, V. i. 14.

How CHRIST wrought this Salvation When Jesus therefore saw her weep- for Sinners, and what he was made ing, &c. he groaned in the spirit, and and is ; what he undertook, and did, was troubled, &c. Jesus wept. Then in order to do it. said the Jews, Behold, how he loved him !-John xi. 33. 36. Luke

Sect. I. He is Mediator. vii. 12-14.

THERE is one God, and one Mediator Let not your heart be troubled: ye between God and men, the man Christ believe in God, &c. Peace I leave Jesus.—1 Tim. ïi. 5. with you: my peace I give unto you, By so much was Jesus made a &c. Let not your heart be troubled, surety of a better testament.—Heb. neither let it be afraid.- Joho xiv. 1, vii. 22. 27. Matt. xiv. 27.

He is the Mediator of a better coI have yet many things to say unto venant, which was established upon you, but ye cannot bear them now: better promises.—Heb. viii. 6. howbeit, &c.-John xvi. 12, 13.

And for this cause he is the MediWhen Mary sought Jesus, weeping, ator of the new testament, that, &c. he appeared to her, to comfort her, -Heb. ix. 15. &c. He shewed himself also to his And to Jesus, the Mediator of the diseiples, his hands and side ; and new covenant (or testament).-Heb. the second time to Thomas, when he xii. 24. would not believe the report of the rest. —John xx. 11. 14--16. 19.

Sect. II.

He took upon him the Na25. 27.

ture of Man, a Body of Flesh, and Christ gave charge three times to

humbled himself. Peter, that if he loved him, he should God said to the serpent, &c. I will feed his lambs, and his sheep.-- John put enmity between thee and the xxi, 15–17.

woman, and between thy, seed and her Ye denied the holy One, and the seed; it shall bruise thy head, and just.-Acts iii. 14.

thou shalt bruise his heel.-Gen. iii, I obtained mercy, for this cause, 14, 15. that in me first Jesus Christ might Behold a virgin shall conceive and shew forth all long-suffering, for a bear a Son, and shall call his name pattern to them who should hereafter Immanuel.-Isa, vii. 14. ix. 6. believe on him.-1 Tim. i. 16.

And there shall come forth a rod In that he himself hath suffered, out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch being tempted, he is able to succour shall grow out of his roots; and the them who are tempted.--Heb. ii. 18. Spirit

of the Lord shall rest upon him, iv. 15.

&c. Isa. xi. 1, 2. Acts xiii. 22, 23. Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, His visage was so marred, more &c.—Heb. vii. 26.

than any man, and bis form more Christ, as of a lambwithout blemish, than the sons of men.-Isa. lii. 14. and without Pet. i. 19. He hath no form nor comeliness;

Hereby perceive we the love of and when we shall see him, there is God, because he laid down his life for no beauty that we should desire him, as, &c.—1 John iii. 16.

He is despised and rejected of men, Behold, I stand at the door, and a man of sorrows, &c. We hid, as it and knock: if any man hear my voice, were, our faces from him; he was and open the door, I will come in to despised, and we esteemed him not, him, and will sup with him, and he -Isa. liii. 2, 3. with me.-Rev. iii. 20.

The Lord hath created a new thing

in the earth : a woman shall compass sworn with an oath to him, that of a man.-Jer. xxxi. 22.

the fruit of his loins, according to the They shall smite the judge of 18- flesh, he would raise up Christ, &com rael with a rod upon the cheek.- Acts ii. 29, 30. Micah v. 1.

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ, The birth of Jesus Christ was on our Lord, who was made of the seed this wise, &c. Mary was found with of David, according to the flesh. child of the Holy Ghost, &c. She Rom. i. 3. 2 Tim. ii. 8. Rey, xxii. 16. had brought forth her first-born Son, God, sending his own Son in the and be called his name Jesus.—Matt. likeness of sinful flesh. Rom. viii. 3. i. 18. 20. 23. 25.

Of whom, as concerning the flesh, Thou shalt conceive in thy womb, Christ came.Rom. ix. 5. and bring forth a Son, and shalt call Ye know the grace of our Lord his name Jesus. That holy thing which Jesus Christ; that though he was shall be born of thee, shall be called rich, yet for your sakes he became the Son of God.-Luke i. 31. 35. poor, &c.--2 Cor. viii. 9.

He was tempted of the devil. Though he was crucified through Matt. iv. I-9.

weakness, yet he liveth.-2 Cor. xiii. 4. And Jesus said unto them, The God sent forth his Son, made of a foxes have holes, and the birds of the woman, made under the law.-Gal.iv.4. air have nests : but the Son of man But made himself of no reputation, hath not where to lay his head. and took


him the form of a serMatt. viii. 20.

vant, and was made in the likeness of Is not this the carpenter's son? Is men; and being found in fashion as not his mother called Mary? and his a man, he humbled himself, and bebrethren James ? &c. And they were came obedient, &c.-Phil. ii. 7, 8. offended in him.-Matt. xiii. 55-57. Hath he reconciled, in the body of

The Son of man came not to be his flesh, through death, &c. Col. i. ministered unto, but to minister. 21, 22. Matt. XX. 28.

Great is the mystery of godliness : He rode upon an ass into the city of God was manifest in the Aesh.-1 Jerusalem.-Matt. xxi. 2. 4. 7. Tim, iii. 16.

She brought forth her first-born Jesus, who was made a little lower Son, and wrapped him in swaddling than the angels, for the suffering of clothes, and laid him in a manger, death, &c. He who sanctifieth, and because there was no room for them they who are sanctified, are all of one: in the inn, &c. He went down with for which cause he is not ashamed to them, &c. and was subject unto them; call them brethren, &c. As the chilBut his mother kept, &c.—Luke ii. dren are partakers of flesh and blood, 6, 7. 51.

he also himself likewise took part of And the Word was made flesh, and the same, that through death, &c. dwelt among us.-John i. 14. Verily, he took not on him the nature

Jesus therefore being wearied with of angels, but he took on him the seed his journey, sat thus on the well.- of Abraham ; wherefore, in all things John iv. 6.

it behoved him to be made like unto The bread that I will give, is my his brethren. Heb. ii. 9. 11.14.16, 17. flesh, which I will give for the life of Who, in the days of his flesh, when the world. John vi. 51.

he had offered up prayers, &c. Though The high priest prophesied that he were a Son, yet learned he obeJesus should die, &c. and gather the dience, &c.—Heb. v. 7, 8. dispersed sons of God into one. John Sacrifice, &c. thou wouldest' not, xi. 49, &c.

but a body hast thou prepared me, David, &c. knowing that God had &c. A new and living way, which he

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