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SAVING FAITH THROUGH THE WORD.
JOHN, xvii. 20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHRIST'S PEACE AND
THE WORLD'S PEACE.
John, xvi. 27. Peace I leave with you ; my Peace I
give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
CONVERSION FROM SIN THE GREAT BLESSING
OF THE GOSPEL. Acts, iii. 26. Unto you first, God having raised up
his Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. 156
ESAU DESPISING HIS BIRTHRIGHT.
HEBREWS, Xii. 17. For ye know how that afterwards,
when he would have inherited the Blessing, he was rejected : for he found no Place of Repentance, though he sought it carefully with Tears.. 175
THE HUMBLE ENQUIRER AFTER WISDOM
James, i. 5, 6. If any of you lack Wisdom, let him
ask of God, that giveth to all Men liberally and upbraideth not : and it shall be given him. But let him ask in Faith, nothing wavering.
THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR AND THE DAY OF
Isaiah, lxi. 1, 2. in part. The Spirit of the Lord
God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to proclaim the Acceptable Year of the Lord, and the Day of Vengeance of our God. 207
CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CONFIDENCE AND
CHARACTER OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN STATED AND ILLUSTRATED.
ISAIAH, xxv. 9. And it shall be said in that Day,
Lo, this is our God, we have waited for Him, and He will save us : this is the Lord; we have waited for Him: we will be glad and rejoice in His Sal vation.
EVIL OF CALUMNY AND PREJUDICE EXPOSED.
Acts, xvii. part 6. and 7. These that have turned
the world upside down, are come hither also: whom
Jason hath received ; and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, saying, that there is another King, one Jesus.
CONVERTING MERCY A PLEDGE OF PERSEVERING
ROMANS, v. 10. For if when we were Enemies, we
were reconciled to God by the Death of his Son, much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his Life.
LUKE, i. 68, 69. Blessedbe the Lord God of Israel, for He hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up a horn of Salvation for us, in the House of his Servant David.
A RIGHT STATE OF HEART DESCRIBED AND
Acts, viji. 21. Thou hast neither part nor lot in
this Matter : for thy Heart is not right in the Sight of God.
IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTING ON OUR NATURAL
STATE OF GUILT AND CORRUPTION. Isalar, li. 1. Hearken unto me, ye that follow after
Righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the Rock whence ye are hewn, and to the Hole of the Pit, whence ye are digged.
THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART.
ROMANS, ii. 28, 29. For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly;
neither is that circumcision, which is out. ward in the flesh: but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God.
The rite of circumcision was one of the sacraments of the Jewish church. It was appointed by God as the ceremony of admission into that religion.
No one was allowed to partake of its ordinances and privileges, till he had first submitted to this rite; and indeed the severest threatenings were denounced on all who should refuse to comply with it. When our Saviour therefore came into the world, being born under the (Jewish) law, he submitted to this divinely-appointed ordinance; because in every thing it became Him “ to fulfil all righteous