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When the Spirit of truth is come, &c. he shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things which the Father hath, are mine, therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, &c. We are sure that thou camest forth from God, &c.-John xvi. 13–15. 28. 30. O Father, glorify thou me, &c. with the glory which I had with thee before the world was !-John xvii. 5.
When Jesus said, I am he, those who came to take him, went backward and fell to the ground.-John xviii. 5, 6.
Thomas said unto Jesus, My Lord, and my God!—John xx. 28. xxi. 2. Jesus, &c. a man approved of God, &c. he hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.-Acts ii. 22. 36. Mark xi. 3, 4. 6.
But ye denied the Holy One, and killed the Prince of life, &c.-Acts iii. 14, 15. vii. 52.
Against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, &c.-Acts iv. 27.30.
Jesus Christ, he is Lord of all, &c. God anointed Jesus, &c. with the Holy Ghost and with power.-Acts x. 36. 38. 2 Cor. vi. 5.
Feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.Acts xx. 28.
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, &c. and declared to be the Son of God, with power; according to the Spirit of holiness, &c.-Rom. i. 3, 4.
Jesus Christ, who shall, &c. according to the working, whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.-Phil. iii. 20, 21.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature. For by him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in re-earth, visible and invisible; whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him, and he is before all things, and by him all things consist; and he is the head, &c. that in (or amongst) all things he might have the pre-eminence: for it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.-Col. i. 15-19. 2 Cor. iv. 4. Heb. iii. 3, 4. 6.
Christ, who is over all, God blessed ⚫ for ever, Amen.-Rom. ix. 5.
Christ both died, and rose, and vived, that he might be the Lord both of the dead and living.-Rom. xiv. 9. There is one Lord Jesus, by whom are all things, and we by him. 1 Cor. viii. 6.
no sin, &c.-2 Cor. v. 21. Heb. iv. 15.
When he shall have put down all rule, and all authority and power; for he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet.-1 Cor. xv. 24, 25. He hath made him, &c. who knew
He raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every name which is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come; and hath put all things under his feet, and given him to be head over all things to the church, &c. who filleth all in all.-Eph. i. 20-23.
The unsearchable riches of Christ, &c. God, who created all things by Jesus Christ, &c. of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. -Eph. iii. 8, 9. 15.
He descended first into the lower parts of the earth: he who descended, is the same also who ascended up far above all heavens.-Eph. iv. 9, 10.
Jesus, who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, &c. God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth: and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, &c.-Phil. ii. 5, 6. 9—11. John v. 17, 18. x. 33.
Christ, for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the godhead, bodily, &c. The head of all principality and power, &c. Having spoiled principalities, &c. Col. ii. 8-10. 15.
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, &c. received up, &c.-1 Tim. iii. 16.1 Pet. iii. 21, 22. Jesus Christ, which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, &c. To whom be honour, &c.-1 Tim. vi. 14-16.
The doctrine of God our Saviour, &c.-Titus ii. 10. 13.
His Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. Who being the · brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power; when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: being made so much better than the angels, as he hath, &c. a more excellent name, &c. Unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son? &c. He saith, And let all the angels of God worship him, &c. Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee, &c.-Heb. i. 2, &c. viii. 1. x. 12. xii. 2. Col. iii. 1.
We see Jesus, &c. crowned with glory and honour, &c.-Heb. ii. 9.
Having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God, &c. Such an High Priest became us; holy, &c. and made higher than the heavens.-Heb. vii. 3. 26.
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.-Heb. xiii. 8.
Our glorious Lord Jesus Christ (or our Lord Jesus Christ of glory), &c. That worthy name, by which we are called.-James ii. 1. 7.
A living stone, &c. chosen of God, and precious, &c. who did no sin.1 Pet. ii. 4. 22.
Jesus Christ, who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels, and authorities, and powers being made subject unto him.
The precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish, and without spot.- Pet. i. 19. 1 John ii. 1.
The power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice unto him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.-2 Pet. i. 16, 17. 1 Pet. i. 21.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; to him be glory both now, and for ever.-2 Pet. iii. 18. Jude 25.
In him is no sin, &c. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.-1 John iii. 5. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 18.
His Son, Jesus Christ: this is the true God, and eternal life.-1 John v. 20.
Jesus Christ, &c. the Prince of the kings of the earth, &c. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord; which is, and which was, and which is to come; the Almighty, &c. I am the first, and the last: I am he who liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen ; and have the keys of hell and death. -Rev. i. 5, 6. 8. 11. 17, 18. ii. 8.
I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts.-Rev. ii. 23.
These things saith he that hath the seven spirits of God, &c. that is holy, &c. that hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no man shutteth, &c.-Rev. iii. 1. 7.
The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, &c. Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open it, &c. Worthy is the Lamb which was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing, &c. Blessing, and honour, and glory and power be
unto him who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever, &c. The elders fell down and worshipped him who liveth for ever.-Rev. v. 5. 9. 12-14. xv. 3, 4.
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, &c. said to the mountains, &c. Hide us from the face of him who sitteth upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?-Rev. vi. 15-17.
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever.-Rev. xi. 15.
The Lamb shall overcome them; for he is the Lord of lords and King of kings. Rev. xvii. 14. xix. 16.
I am the root, &c. of David, and the bright and morning star.-Rev. xxii. 16.
FOURTHLY, In his Nature. He shall feed his flock, like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in his bosom; and shall gently lead those that are with young (or give suck)-Isa.
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking (or daily burning) flax shall he not quench.-Isa. xlii. 2, 3. Matt. xii. 18-20.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.-Isa. 1. 6. Matt. xxvi. 67.
He was oppressed, &c. he opened not his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter: and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth, &c. He had done no violence; neither was any deceit in his mouth.-Isa. liii. 7. 9. Mal. ii. 6.
The Sun of righteousness shall arise, with healing in his wings. Mal. iv. 2.
Jesus sat at meat, &c. many Publicans and sinners came, &c. The Pha risees said, Why eateth your master with Publicans and sinners? &c. Jesus said unto them, They who are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, &c. When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted (or were tired), and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd, &c. He healed their sick, &c. would not send them away fasting, &c.Matt. ix. 10—13. 36. xiv. 14, 15. xv. 32. xx. 34. John iv. 31, &c.
Thy king cometh unto thee; he is just, &c. lowly, and riding upon an ass.-Zech. ix. 9.
Learn of me, for I am meek, and lowly in heart.-Matt. xi. 29.
When Peter was sinking, and cried out, Lord, save me, &c. immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, &c. Wherefore didst, &c.-Matt. xiv. 30, 31.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou who killest the prophets, &c. How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not?-Matt. xxiii. 37.
Christ excused his disciples when they slept, &c. He said, The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matt. xxvi. 41.
The Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. -Luke ix. 56.
How CHRIST wrought this Salvation for Sinners, and what he was made and is; what he undertook, and did, in order to do it.
SECT. 1. He is Mediator.
THERE is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.-1 Tim. ii. 5.
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.—Heb. vii. 22.
He is the Mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.-Heb. viii. 6.
And for this cause he is the Mediator of the new testament, that, &c. Heb. ix. 15.
And to Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant (or testament).-Heb. xii. 24.
SECT. II. He took upon him the Nature of Man, a Body of Flesh, and humbled himself.
GoD said to the serpent, &c. I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.-Gen. iii, 14, 15.
Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel.-Isa, vii. 14. ix. 6.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots; and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, &c. -Isa. xi. 1, 2. Acts xiii. 22, 23.
His visage was so marred, more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men.-Isa. lii. 14.
He hath no form nor comeliness and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him, He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, &c. We hid, as it were, our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isa. liii. 2, 3.
The Lord hath created a new thing
She brought forth her first-born Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn, &c. He went down with them, &c. and was subject unto them: But his mother kept, &c.-Luke ii. 6,7.51.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.-John i. 14.
Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. John iv. 6.
The bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John vi. 51.
The high priest prophesied that Jesus should die, &c. and gather the dispersed sons of God into one.-John xi. 49, &c.
i. David, &c. knowing that God had
Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, &c. He who sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, &c. As the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death, &c. Verily, he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham; wherefore, in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren.-Heb. ii. 9. 11. 14. 16,17.
Who, in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers, &c. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience, &c.-Heb. v. 7, 8.
Sacrifice, &c. thon wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me, &c. A new and living way, which he