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JESUS CHRIST;

OB, A PLAIN AND PROFITABLE
DISCOURSE ON JOHN vi. 37.

SHEWING,
The Caule, Truth, and Manner of the Coming of

A SINNER TO JESUS CHRIST;
With his happy Reception, and blefied Entertainment.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,
THE ONE THING NEEDFUL;

COR,

SERIOUS MEDITATIONS ON THE FOUR LAST

THINGS,

Death, Judgment, Heaven,and Hell.

BY JOHN BUNYAN,
AUTHOR OF THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.

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66 And they fhall come which were ready to perish."

Jaiali xxvii, 15.

LONDON:

Printed for A. MILLA", W. Law, and R. CATER; and
for Wilson, SPENCE, and MAWMAN, York.

ANNO 1798.

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Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ.

JOHN vi. 37.

All that the Father giveth me fall come to mei;

and him that cometh to me I will in no wise casi out.

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read that the Lord Jesus walked on the sea to go to Capernaum, having sent his disciples be. fore-.in a thip, but the wind wa

contrary ; by which means the fhip was hindered in her pasfage. Now about the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came walking on the Tea, and overtook theni ; 'at the fight of whom they were afra da

Nore, When providences are black and terrible to God's peope, the Lord Jesus ' fhews himself to them in a wonderful manner : the which fometimes they can as birtle bear, as they can the things that were before terrible to them. . They were'afraid of the wind and water ; they were allo affaid of their Lord and Saviour, when lie appeared to them in that state.

But he raid; Be not afraid ;-it is 1.

Note, That the end of the appearing of the Lord Jeras'unto his people (although the manner of his appearance be never so terrivie) is to aliay zheir feans and perplexities.

Then they received him into the snip; and its mediately the ship was at land whither it went.

Note, When Christ is abent from his people, they go ou but duwls, and with great difficulty; But wiren he juios himself unto them, Oh ! how tust they leer eheir course! how soon are they at chieir journey's end !

The people now anong whom he last preached, when they saw that both Jesus was gone and his disciples, ihey also took thipping, and came to Capernaum, reeking for Jesus. And when they hac found him, they wonderiog afked him, Rabbi, when camelt thou hither. But the Lord Jesus fighting their compliment, answered, Verily, verily, gje seek me, 1104 because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the leaves and were filled.

Note, A people may follow Chrift far for., base 'ends, as there went after him beyond {ea for loaves. A inan's belly will carry him:

a great way in religion ; yea, a man's belly: will make him venture far for Chrilta.

Note again, They are not feigning compliments, but gracious iptentions, that crown the work in the eye of Christ'; or thus, it is not the soil and business of professors, but their lo e to him, that makes hiin approve of them.

Not agein, Where men hall look for friendly entertainment at Christ's hand, if their hearts be Totten, even then will they meet with a check and rebuke. le seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but becaule ge did eat of ļhe loaves, and were filled.

Yct objerve again, He doth not refuse to give, even to these, good counsel : He bids then la. bonr for the meat that endureth to ererpal life. O how willing would Jerus Christ have even

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Efiorenprüféffors that come to him with pre. tembels oilý, come to bim facerëly, that they thay be payed.

1. Thier text, you will find; is after much more discourse with and about this people, and it is uctered by the Lord Jesus' así the conclusion of the whole, and intimateth, that since they were profeffors in prerence only, and therefore such as his fótfl could not delight in, as such, that he would content himself with a remuant that his Father banti bertowed upon him. As who mould say, !! I am not like to be honoured in your falvatiòn; but the Father hath bestowed upon me'a

la people; and they all come to me in truth, and in them will I be satisfied.” The texi before may be called Ckrift's repore; in iñe fulfilling whereof he refleth himself contézt, after-inuco labour and many sermons spent, as it were, in vain.' A's he faith by the prophet, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my firength for nought, and in vain. Ifa. xlix, 4. **But as there he faith, My judgment is with the Lord, 'and my work is with my God; fo in the lexi he faith, All that the Father giveth mu · Shall come to me ; anë: him that com:th to me I will in no wise cat out. By these words, therefore, the Lord Jefus Chrift comforteth himself under the consideration of the diflimulation of some of his followers. He also thus betook himself to rest une der the confideration of the little effect that his miniitry had in Capernaum, Churazin, and Beth. faida: I thank thee, O Father, said he, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou has hid these things from the wife and prudent, and has revealed them. to babes : even fo, Father, for it fo feem:d good in thy fight, Matt. xi. 25. Luke X. 21.

Ine text, in the general, consists of two parts,

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