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CHRIST's Cross and CROWN, viewed from Pfal.
xl. 1, 2, 3.
waiting, waiting patiently, and crying, 3 CHAP. II. Of the Messiah's pasve obedience, or his being in “ the horrible pit, and miry clay,"
23 PART II. of the Redeemer's Exaltation and Crown. CHAP. I. Of the Father's inclining unto him, and hearing his cry;
41 CHAP. II. Of the Father's bringing up the Man
Christ out of the horrible pit and miry clay, 51 CHAP. III. Of the Father's setting Christ's feet
upon a rack, CHAP. IV. Of the Fathers establishing the Me
73 PART III. of our Lord's Employment with the faved Ones in
Heaven, and of his Triumph over the Hearts of
Sinners on Earth,
the mouth of Christ, as Man Mediator,
CHAP II. Of the Redeemer's triumph over the
hearts of finners upon earth. " Many fall “ see it, and fall fear, and fall trust in " the Lard,
S E R M N I. The Christian's Duty toward Kings, and those in
Authority, 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2.' I exhort therefore, &c. 119
S E R Μ Ο Ν II. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2. I exhort therefore, &c.
S E R M N III. The Excision; or, Troublers of the Church cha
racterized and cut off. Gal. v. 12. I would they were even cut off, &c.
SER M N IV. The Conversion of the Gentiles illustrated. Matth. viii. 11. I say unto you, &c. 190
S E R M N , V. The Synod of Jerusalem; or, Courts of Review in
the Christian Church considered. Acts xv. 31. They rejoiced for the consolation,
SE R M 0 N VI. Christ the Builder and Foundation of his Church, Matth. xvi. 18. Upon this rock I will build my church,
I waited patiently for the LORD, and he inclined
HE promises, prophecies, and doctrines of
the Old Testament, meet in Jesus Christ, as the different radii, from whatever point of the circumference, meet in the center. They have all a regard, more immediate or remote, to him; and can only afford encouragement and consolation to finners, as they respect the Saviour. There are a variety of passages in the Old Testainent writings,
which have such a direct and evident relation to the Meffiah, that almost no Christians disagree in the application of them; but there are others, tho' no less expressive of the Messiah, in his humbled or cxalted fate, or both, which are not universally viewed in that light. Of these we take the passage now mentioned to be one : for though generally these verses are considered as pointing out the exercisc of David, the then church, or after faints, they are more probably a prophetical description of his exercise who is David's Lord, the church's head, and the king of faints, namely, of the Old Testament Messiah, our New Testament Redeemer ; and they are fo, chiefly, because we find the 6th, 7th, and 8th verses of that pfalm quoted and applied to Jesus Christ, by the author of the epistle to the Hebrews, in the xth chapter of that epiftie, 5th, 6th and 7th verses; and having an inspired commentator to copy after, we need have no reluctance in treading his steps *. Befides, the repeated mention our Lord makes of what was written of him in the psalms, as well as by Moses and the prophets, corroborates the presumption; and fur
* The original text runs thus :
“ Sacrifice and offering thuu didit not desire, mine “ ears halt thou opened: burnt-offering and fin-offer
ing halt thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come : in the volume of the book it is written of nie: I delight to do thy will, () my God : yea, thy law is within my heart.” The quotation by the apostle runs thus :
" Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he “ faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a
body hast thou prepared me : in burnt-offerings, «s and facrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure : then “ laid I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is “ written of me) to do thy will, o God.”
ther justifics the application of that passage to him f. To which it need scarce be added, that in the A ts of the apostles, we are informed of their following that immaculate pattern, once, again and again , for the imitation, doubtless, of after saints, in their Audy of the Old Testament scriptures.
Of the REDEEMER'S Humiliation or Cross.
с Н А Р І. Of Christ's ačtive obedience, or of his waiting, wait
ing patiently, and crying.
SECT. I. H's
waiting for the Father fays, that, as the
Messiah, or Christ, he stood and acted in the capacity of the Father's servant; and did fo in the different regards to be mentioned : according to the doctrine of the holy Ghost, Pfal. cxxiii. 2. where the church is represented as saying, “Be
hold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hands “ of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto 66 the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon " the Lord our God.” For our Lord, in his mediatory character, is denominated the Father's fervant, both by Old and New Testament writers. The prophet represents the Father as saying of Christ the Messiah, " Behold my Servant whom I
+ Luke xx. 42. and xxiv. 44.