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The Spirit of God, like a dove, Moses in the law and the prophets lighting upon Jesus; and lo, a voice did write; Jesus, &c.-John i. 29, from heaven, saying, This is my be- 30. 34. 36. 41, 42. 45. loved Son, in whom I am well pleased. As Moses lifted up the serpent, &c. -Matt, iii. 16, 17.

even so must the Son of man be lifted: John said unto him, Art thou he up; that whosoever believeth in him that should come? or do we look for should not perish, but have everlasting another? Jesus said, &c. Shew John, life, &c. That the world through him &c. The blind receive their sight, &c. should be saved.--John iii. 14, 15. And blessed is he whosoever shall not 17. Numb. xxi. 8, 9. be offended in me, &c. For this is he, I know that Messias cometh, which of whom it is written, &c. Come unto is called Christ : when he is come, me, all ye that labour, &c.—Matt, xi. he will tell us all things. Jesus saith2-6. 9, 10, 28, 29.

unto her, I who speak unto thee am ., The voice out of the cloud said, he.-John iv, 25, 26, Acts ix, 5. This is my beloved Son, in whom I xxii. 8. am well pleased: hear ye him. The works that I do, bear witness Matt. xvii. 5.

of me, that the Father sent me, &c. And the angel said, &c. I bring you Ye will not come to me, that ye might good tidings of great joy, which shall have life.- John v. 36. 40. be to all people : for unto you is born Labour, &c. for that meat which this day in the city of David, a endureth unto everlasting life, which Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. the Son of man shall give unto you: And this shall be a sign unto you, for him hath God the Father sealed, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in &c. The bread of God, is he which swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, cometh down from heaven, and giveth &c. Glory to God in the highest, and life unto the world,&cAnd Jesus on earth peace, good-will towards said unto them, I am the bread of men, &c. Simeon to whom it was life: he that cometh to me, shall never revealed by the Holy Ghost, that he hunger, &c. I am the living bread should not see death, before he had which came down from heaven: if any seen the Lord's Christ, took up the man eat of this bread, he shall live child Jesus in his arms, and blessed for ever, &c.—John yi. 27. 33. 35.51. God, and said, &c. For mine eyes When ye have lift up the Son of have seen thy salvation, &c.-Luke man, then shall ye know that I am ji. 10-12. 14, 25, 26. 28. 30-32.1 he, &c. John viji. 28.

They who are whole need not a . Jesus said, Dost thou believe on physician, &c. I came not to call the the Son of God? He answered and righteous, but sinners to repentance; said, Who is he, Lord, that I might Luke: v. 31, 32. ..

, i believe on him? And Jesus said unto . Jesus said unto Zacchæus, This day him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is salvation come to this house, &c. is he who talketh with thee. John For the Son of mán is come to seek ix. 35-37. In and to save that which was lost.-t i lam the door (said Jesus), by me Luke xix. 8–10. Matt. xvii. 11, if any man enter in, he shall be saved, , John seeth Jesus, coming unto him, &c. I am come that they may have and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, life, and that they may have it more which taketh away. (or beareth) the abundantly, I am the good Shepsin of the world, &c. We have found herd, &c. I give unto them eternal the Messias ; which is (being inter- life.-John x. 9–11. 15. 28. xiv. 6. preted) the Christ. And he brought I came not to judge, &c. but to bim to Jesús, &c. Philip saith to Na- save the world. John xii. 47. thanael, We have found him, of whom . I have glorified thee on earth, I have finished the work which thou For other foundation can no man, gavest me to do.-John xvii. 4. lay, than that is laid, which is Jesus

These things are written, that ye, Christ. -1 Cor. iii, 11, might believe that Jesus is the Christ, They were all baptized unto Moses, the Son of God; and that, believing, &c. did all drink the same spiritual ye might have life through his name, drink; for they drank of the same -John xx. 31.

spiritual Rock which followed (or, Jesus Christ, &c. whom ye cruci- went with) them; and that Rock was fied, whom God raised, &c. This is Christ, &c. Neither let uş tempt the stone which was set at nought, Christ, as some of them, &c.—1 Cor. &c. Neither is there salvation in any X. 2. 4. 9. other: for there is none other name All the promises of God in him are under heaven, given among men, Yea, and in him are Amen, unto the whereby we must be saved, &c glory of God.2 Cor. i. 20... Against thy holy child Jesus, whom God, who hath reconciled us to thou hast anointed, both Herod and himself, by Jesus Christ, &c. God Pontius Pilate, &c.-Acts iv, 10m, was in Christ, reconciling the world 12. 27.

unto himself.-2 Cor. v. 18, 19. Jesus, whom ye slew, &c. him hạth Jesus Christ, who gave himself for God exalted, &c. to be a Prince, and our sins.--Gal. i. 3,4. a Saviour ; to give repentance unto. In him we are blessed,, chosen, Israel, and forgiveness of sins.- adopted, accepted, have remission of Acts v. 30, 31.

sins, all things. Eph. i. 3, &c. Through this man is preached unto The Son of God, who loved me, you the forgiveness of sins.-Acts and gave himself for me. (ial. ii. 20. xiji. 38. - 1.

God sent forth his Son, made of a We believe, that through the grące woman, &c. to redeem them who of our Lord Jesus Christ we shall be were under the law, &c. Christ hath saved, &c.-Acts xv. 11.

redeemed us from the curse of the Paul, &c. reasoned with them out law, being made a curse for us, &c. of the scriptures, &c. that this Jesus Gal. iv. 4, 5. iii, 13. Col. i, 14. whom I preach unto you, is Christ. Heb. ix. 11, 12 Acts xvii, 2, 3. i

Blessed be God, who hath blessed Jesus Christ, whom God hath set us with all spiritual blessings, &c. in forth (or fore-ordained) to be a pro- Christ, &c. , Chosen us, predestipitiation, through faith in his blood. nated us to the adoption of children -Rom. üi. 24, 25.

i.. by Jesus, &c. made us accepted in the Who was delivered for our ofs Beloved ; in whom we have, &c, rez fences, and was raised again for our mission of sins, according to the justification.-Rom. iv. 25.

riches of his grace.-Eph. i. 3, &c. . When we were yet without strength, God,&c. hath quickened us together in due time Christ died for the un- with Christ, &c. raised us, and made godly, &c. While we were yet sinus sit together in heavenly places in ners, Christ died for us, &c. If when Christ Jesus; who made us nigh, &ca we were enemies, we were reconciled Jesus himself being the chief corner, unto God by the death of his Son, stone, in whom all the building, &c. &c. Our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom -Eph, ij. 5, 6. 13, 14. 20, 21. we have now received the atone- Christ is the head of the church; ment.Rom. v. 6. 8. 10, 11. . . and the Saviour of the body-Eph,

Who shall deliver me from the v. 23. body of this death? I thank God, We look for the Saviour, the Lord through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus Christ.-Phil. iij. 20.. . Rom. vii. 24, 25. : '! i ! It pleased the Father that in him

should all fulness dwell, &c. By him · Who hath begotten us again unto to reconcile all things unto himself, a lively hope, by the resurrection of &c. Christ in (or among) you, the Jesus Christ, &c. The prophets, &c. hope of glory.-Col. i. 19, 20. 27. who prophesied of the grace, &c.

Your life is hid with Christ in God. searching what, &c. the Spirit of When Christ, who is our life, shall, Christ which was in them did signify, &c.—Col. iii. 3, 4.

when it testified beforehand the sufHis Son Jesus, who delivered us ferings of Christ, and the glory which from the wrath to come.—1 Thess. should follow, &c. Ye were not rei. 10.

deemed with silver and gold, &c. but This is a faithful saying, and wore with the precious blood of Christ, &c. thy of all acceptation, That Christ who verily was foreordained, before Jesus came into the world to save the foundation of the world, &c. sinners, of whom I am chief.- Tim. 1 Pet. i. 3. 10, 11. 18-20. i. 15.

We did not by art, &c. make known One Mediator between God and the power and coming of our Lord man, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Jesus Christ, &c. but as those who himself a ransom for all, to be testi- had seen his majesty with our eyes, fied in due time.—1 Tim. ii. 5, 6. &c. He received from God the Fa

Is now made manifest by the ap- ther honour and glory, when there pearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, came such a voice to him from the who hath abolished death, and hath excellent glory, This is my beloved brought life and immortality to light. Son, in whom I am well pleased : -2 Tim. i. 10.

and this voice, which came from hea· Jesus Christ, who gave himself for ven, we heard when we were with ús, that he might redeem us from all him, &c.—2 Pet. i. 16–18. iniquity, and purify unto himself a Jesus Christ, &c. he is the propipeculiar people, &c.—Titus ii. 13, 14. tiation for our sins : and not for ours Eph. v. 2.

only, but also for the sins of the His Son, &c. when he had by him- whole world, &c. Who is a liar, but self purged our sins, sat down, &c.- he who denieth that Jesus is the Heb. i. 2, 3.

Christ?-1 John ii. 1, 2. 22. Christ, &c. He became the author And ye know that he was maniof eternal salvation unto all them, &c. fested to take away our sins, and in ---Heb. v. 5. 9. 2 Tim. ii. 10. him is no sin, &c.' For this purpose

He continues ever, &c. wherefore the Son of God was manifested that he is able to save to the uttermost he might destroy the works of the (or for ever) those who come to God devil.-1 John iii. 5. 8. by him.--Heb. vii. 24, 25.

God sent his only begotten Son Christ now once in the end of the into the world, that we might live, world hath he appeared, to put away through him, &c. We, &c. testify sin by the sacrifice of himself, &c. that the Father sent the Son to be Unto them who look for him, shall the Saviour of the world.-1 John he appear the second time, without iv. 9. 14. sin, unto salvation.-Heb. ix. 24. God hath given to us eternal life, 26. 28.

and this life is in his Son-1 John v. We are sanctified through the offer- 11, 12. ing of the body of Christ once for all, · Unto him that loved us, and washed &c. By, one offering he hath per- us from our sins in his own blood. fected for ever them who are sancti. Rev. i. 5. Col. i. 14. fied, &c.--Heb. x. 10. 14.

They fell down before the Lamb, Looking to Jesus, the author and &c. saying, Thou art worthy, &c. for finisher of our faith, -Heb. xii. 2. thou wast slain, and hast redeemed

us to God by thy blood, out of every shall be continued as long as the sun kindred, and tongue, and people, and (or shall be as a Son, to continue his nation : and hast made us unto our Father's name for ever), &c. And all God, &c.—Rev. v. 8-10.

nations shall call him blessed.-Ps, The Lamb slain from the founda- lxxii.8, 9.11. 17,18. xci. throughout. tion of the world, &c.-Rev, xiii. 8. I will set his hand also in the sea, and · I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to his right hand in the rivers, &c. Also testify unto you these things, &c. I I.will make him my first-born higher am the root and the offspring of Da- than the kings of the earth, &c. His vid, and the bright and morning star. throne as the days of heaven, as the sun -Rev. xxii. 16. .

before me.-Ps. Ixxxix. 25.27.29.36.

• The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit THIRDLY, The Excellency of this thou at my right hand, until I make

Saviour, and his Fulness and Dig. thine enemies thy footstool, &c. Rule nity. . . .

thou in the midst of thine enemies,

Ps. cx. 1, 2. 5, 6. Isa. xi. 4.
In his Person and Authority.

The stone which the builders reYet have I set my king (or anointed) fused is become the head of the corupon my holy hill of Sion, &c. The ner.-Ps. cxviii. 22. Acts iy, 11, 12 Lord hath said, Thou art my Son, Matt. xxi. 42. this day have I begotten thee, &c. I Wisdom is better than rubies; and shall give thee the heathen for thy all the things which may be desired, inheritance, &c. thou shalt break are not to be compared unto it, &c. them with a rod of iron, &c.—Ps. ii. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: 6-9. xviii. 43, 44.

I am understanding, I have strength : Thou art fairer than the children by me kings reign, and princes decree of men, grace is poured into thy lips, justice. By me princes rule, and no&c. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, bles, even all the judges of the earth, O most mighty, with thy glory, and &c. Riches and honour are with me; thy majesty; and in thy majesty ride, yea, durable riches and righteousness. &c. Thine arrows are sharp in the My fruit is better than gold, &c. I heart of the King's enemies, whereby cause those who love me, to inherit the people shall fall under thee. Thy substance; and I will fill their treathrone, O God, is for ever and ever : sures, &c. the Lord possessed me in the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right the beginning, &c. when he appointed sceptre, &c. God, thy God, hath the foundations of the earth, then I apointed thee with the oil of glad- was by him, &c. His delight; whoso ness, above thy fellows, &c. The findeth ine, findeth life, &c.-Prov. King, &c. he is thy Lord, and wor- viii. 11. 14–16. 18—23. 29, 30, 35. ship thou him.-Ps. xlv. 1-6. 11. Thy name is as ointment poured Isa. xlix. 2. Numb. xxiv. 17-19. out, &c.-Cant. i. 3.

Thou hast ascended on high; thou: The beauty of his person described hast led captivity captive; thou hast by the parts thereof, and said in the received gifts.-Ps. Ixviii. 18. Eph. close to be altogether lovely.-Cant. iv. 8.

iv. 10–16. Rev. i. 13-15. He shall have dominion also from A virgin shall, &c. bear a Son, and sea to sea, and from the river unto shall call his name Immanuel, God the ends of the earth; they, &c. shall with us, &c.—Isa. vii. 14. Matt. i. 23. bow down before him: and his ene- Unto us a child is born, &c. his mies shall lick the dust, &c. All name shall be called Wonderful, kings shall fall down before him : all Counsellor, the Mighty God, the nations shall serve him, &c. His Everlasting Father, the Prince of name shall endure for ever: his name Peace: of the increase of his govern. ment and peace there shall be no end, Awake, O sword, &c. against the upon the throne of David, and upon man that is my fellow.-Zech. xiii. 7. his kingdom, to order it.- Isa. ix. 6,7. Ps. Ixxx. 17.

There shall come forth a rod out of And the Lord shall be King over the stem of Jesse, and the Spirit of the all the earth.-Zech. xiv. 9. Lord shall rest upon him; the spirit Who may abide the day of his comof wisdoin and understanding ; the ing? and who shall stand when he spirit of counsel and might, &c. appeareth? For he is like a refiner's Isa. xi. 1, 2.

fire, &c.-Mal. iii. 1-3. And the key of the house of David Mary, &c. was found with child of will. I lay upon his shoulder: so he the Holy Ghost, &c. That which is shall open and none shall shut; and conceived in her, is of the Holy he shall shut, and none shall open. Ghost, &c. and they shall call his Isa. xxii. 22. Rev. ii. 7.

name Immanuel, which is, God with I lay in Zion, &c. a stone, a tried with us, &c.—Matt. i. 18. 20. 23. stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure Luke i. 35. foundation.- Isa. xxviii. 16.

He taught as one having authority, Him whom man despiseth, &c. and not as the scribes.-Matt. vii. 29. kings shall see and arise : princes Luke iv. 32. also shall worship, &c. Isa. xlix. 7. The devils cried out, saying, &c. Ix. 3. 10. 12.

Jesus, thou Son of God, &c.—Matt. Behold, my servant shall deal pru- viii. 29. dently, he shall be exalted and ex- Jesus, knowing their thoughts, tolled, and be very high, &c. the kings said, &c. That ye may know that the shall shut their mouths at him.- Isa. Son of man hath power on earth to lii. 13. 15.

forgive sins.—Matt. ix. 4. 6. Behold, I have given him, &c. & All things are delivered unto me of leader and commander to the people. my Father, and no man knoweth the -Isa. lv. 4. .

Son but the Father. Neither knoweth I will overturn, overturn, &c. until any man the Father save the Son, he come whose right it is : and I will and he to whom, &c.—Matt. xi. 27. give it him.-Ezek. xxi. 27.

John X. 15. I will raise up for them a plant of Behold, a greater than Jonas is renown, &c.—Ezek. xxxiv. 29. here, &c. a greater than Solomon is

And my servant David shall be here.-Matt. xii. 41, 42. Mark i. 7. their prince forever.-Ezek. xxxvii. 25. The woman of Canaan came and

From the going forth of the com- worshipped him, and said, Lord help mandment, &c. unto the Messiah the me. — Matt. xv. 22. 25. xiv. 33. Prince, &c. -Dan. ix. 25.

xxviii. 9. 17. Luke xxiv. 52. . They shall smite the judge of Israel . Why callest thou me good? there with a rod upon the cheek, &c. is none good, but one, that is God. Beth-lehem Ephratah, &c. Out of Matt. xix. 17. thee shall he come forth unto me, Then came to him the mother of that is to be ruler in Israel: whose Zebedee's children, with her sons, goings forth have been from of old (or and worshipped him.—Matt. xx. 20. the days of eternity).Micah v. 1, 2. When Christ was riding, &c. the

The desire of all nations shall come. multitude cried, Hosanna to the Son Hag. ii. 7.

of David; blessed is he who cometh · He shall bear the glory, and shall in the name of the Lord: Hosanna sit and rule upon his throne, &c. in the highest.—Matt. xxi. 9. Zech, vi. 13.

Jesus said, All power is given unto Rejoice greatly, &c. behold, thy ine in heaven and in earth, &c. King cometh unto thee,&c.-Zech. ix. 9. Matt. xxviii. 18.

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