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all temptations' to sin. And I told you, when I concluded, that, as soon as you knew more of God and of Jesus Christ, you will have no fear of suffering through witchcraft, or obeah, but may bid defiance to wicked men, and wicked spirits, knowing that no harm can happen to those who repent of their sins, believe in Jesus Christ, and try to do as their Saviour commands.
I now go on with an account of our Saviour's life, which I give you from the Bible, the best book in the world, and very often in the very words of the Bible.
My friends and hearers ; Jesus Christ, having been baptized by John, and having prepared himself by prayer and fasting, having also parried all the attacks of that great enemy of his and one's, Satan, the devil, the murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, and of all wickedness, begins to do the work, for which he came
into the world, for which he left Heaven,
your eyes may now at length be opened, and your hearts turned
from the power of Satan unto God; Oh, my friends, repent, and repent truly of all your misdoings : be sorry that you have walked in the evil way, and turn yourselves : turn yourselves through Jesus Christ, and he will turn to you: he will open his arms to receive, he will call you into his Church on earth, and if you do not fall back into sin, he will call you, at your deaths, into his Church in Heaven. Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand : repent, for the gospel is now preacbing to you, to whom it was not preached before, ye are now to be made Christians : repent, for you cannot live always upon earth, and if you do not repent and believe in Christ, you will not be owned by him as his servants, when be comes to judge the world, when he comes with thousands and ten thousands of angels, to separate the good from the wicked, to gather the good into his own garner in Heaven, and to send the wicked into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels,
After Jesus had begun to preach, and to call upon all men to repent, he chose certain men to be constantly with him, that they might hear all that he said, and see all that he did, and might themselves preach about him to the world, after he went up into Heaven. The first whom he chose, were two fishermen, harmless and inoffensive men. They were casting a net into the sea, when Jesus saw them, and knowing them by his Almighty wisdom to be fit persons for the work, he said to them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men ; you shall seek after sinners, and make them believe and follow me. They left their nets and followed him: he chose also two others after the same manner,
and they followed him; they were charmed by his words; they saw that he was a divine person; they left their former business at his call, and followed him through life. They followed him also through death, for they suffered death for the sake of their master, and they have followed him into
Heaven, where they are now happy with him in a manner, beyond our thoughts to conceive, and will come with him, when he comes to judge the world.
Our Saviour became now very busy in carrying on his great work of preaching to sinners, and saving them. He went about all the country, teaching in their synagogues and churches, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, or the glad tidings of salvation, and healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease among the people. It was in this way, my brethren, that Jesus Christ proved to the world, that he had the power of God in him, and that he could do all that he promised. He only spoke a word, and be healed all manner of sickness: he said to a leper, be clean, and he was immediately clean: be said to a man, who had lost the use of his limbs, arise, and walk, and he immediately took up his bed and walked. He said to a dead man, arise, and he