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licly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

Ex. 24: 12. The LORD said unto Moses, I will give thee a law and commandments which I have written, that thou mayest teach them.

NEH. S: S. The Levites read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

ACTS 20: 20. I have kept back nothing that was profitable unto you; but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house.

(See "Means of Grace," "Word of God." p. 131.)

III. Benedictions.

2 COR. 13: 14. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. NUM. 6 24. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: the LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee the LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

Ps. 134 3. The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

ROM. 16 24. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to ALL NATIONS for the obedience of faith to God only wise be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

GAL. 6: 18. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.


EPH. 6 23. Peace be to the brethren and love, with faith from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

COL. 4: 18. Grace be with you. Amen.

1 PETER 5 14. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

2 PETER 3: 18. Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory, now and forever. Amen.

REV. 22: 21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

3. Meetings for Devotional Exercises.

MAT. 18 19. If two of you shall agree on earth, as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I, in the midst of them.

JOHN 20: 19. The same day at evening, being the first day of the week... the disciples were assembled.

26. After eight days, again the disciples were within.

Acts 8: 1. Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

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1 13. When they were come in, they went up into an upper room... where abode Peter, &c....These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

64. We will give ourselves continually unto prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

12 5. Prayer was made, without ceasing, of the church unto God for him.

16 13. On the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made.

LUKE 9 18. As he (Christ) was alone praying, his disciples were with him.-28. About an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James and went up into a mountain to pray.

11 1. As he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray.

II. Seal of Covenant.


1. Baptism of John.

MAT. 3 5. Then went out to him

Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the fying. And they came unto John, and region round about Jordan, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was were baptized of him in Jordan, con- with thee beyond Jordan, to whom fessing their sins... Many of the thou barest witness, behold, the same Pharisees and Sadducees came to his baptizeth, and all men come to him. baptism.-11. I indeed baptize you 4: 1. When therefore the Lord with water unto repentance,... he knew how the Pharisees had heard shall baptize you with the Holy that Jesus made and baptized more Ghost and with fire. - 13. Then disciples than John, (though Jesus cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan himself baptized not, but his disciunto John, to be baptized of him. ples,) he left Judea, and departed But John forbade him, saying, I again into Galilee. have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water.

MARK 1 4. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

JOHN 3: 23. And John was baptizing in Enon, near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came and were baptized.

MAT. 3: 11. I indeed baptize you with water, unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner: but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

ACTS 19 3. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, That they should believe on him which should come after him, that is on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

2. Christian Baptism.

MAT. 28 19. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

MARK 16 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.

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ACTS 1 5. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.

2 4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance.

2:38. Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins.

2:41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

TS: 12. When they believed Philip... they were baptized, both men and women. . . . Simon was baptized. 35. Then Philip_opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he command

the chariot to stand still and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up ont of the water, the spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

10: 47. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

13 23. Of this man's seed hath

JOHN 3:25. Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about puri-God, according to his promise, rais



ed unto Israel a Savior, Jesus: when John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

9: 18. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

16: 33. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. 16:14. A certain woman named Lydia,... which worshipped God heard us; whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended to those things which were spoken of Paul, ...she was baptized and her household.

T GAL. 3: 26. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither bond nor free; there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ.

ROM. 6: 2. How shall we that

are dead to sin live any longer therein? Know ye not, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead, by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we be planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection; knowing this that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

COL. 2: 11, In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh: by the circumcision of Christ, buried with him in baptism; wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you being dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.

1 PETER 3: 17. For it is better,


if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well-doing, than for evildoing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, which sometime were disobedient, when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few (that is, eight) souls, were saved by water: the like figure whereunto, even baptism, doth also now save us; (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of 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.

1 COR. 1: 13. Were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius, lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name.... Christ sent me, not to baptize, but to preach the gospel.

10: 1. Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea.


3. Relation of Baptism to Circumcision, and other Jewish Rites.

ROM. 2: 25. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law; but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the righteous ness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter: whose praise is not of men, but of God.

GEN. 17: 7. I will establish my covenant with thee and with thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant. -11. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

ROM. 4 11. And he received the sign of circumcision; a seal of the righteousness of faith, which he had, being uncircumcised; that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised.

Ex. 24: 6. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the book of the covenant and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.

MARK 7: 4. And when they come from the market, except they WASH [baptize] they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the WASHING [baptizing] of cups and pots, brazen vessels and tables.

HEB. 9: 9. The first tabernacle was a figure for the time then present in which were offered, both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience, which stood only in meats and drinks and diverse WASHINGS [baptisms] carnal ordinances, imposed on them till the time of reformation.

LUKE 11: 38. When the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first WASHED [baptized] before dinner.

III. Memorials.

1. Of Deliverance among the Jews.

JOSH. 4: 1. And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, and command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place

where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones,and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging-place, where ye shall lodge this night.

19. And the people came up out of Jordan, on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones ? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty that ye might fear the LORD your God forever.

2. Memorial of Christ's Death for Sin.

The Sacrament.

MAT. 26': 26. As they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it and break it, and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins. For I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives.

MAT. 14: 22. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many. Verily, I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink


it new in the kingdom of God. And
when they had sung a hymn, they
went out into the Mount of Olives.

LUKE 22:14. And when the hour
was come, he sat down, and the
twelve Apostles with him. And he
said unto them, with desire I have
desired to eat this passover with you
before I suffer. For I say unto you,
I will not any more eat thereof, un-
til it be fulfilled in the kingdom of
God. And he took the cup, and
gave thanks, and said, Take this,
and divide it among yourselves. For
I say unto you, I will not drink of
the fruit of the vine, until the king-
dom of God shall come.

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you. But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.


passover is sacrificed for us. There fore let us keep the feast, not with leaven of malice and wickedness the old leaven, neither with the but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

of the Lord and the cup of devils; 10: 21. Ye cannot drink the cup we cannot be partakers of the Lord's table and the table of devils.

bread, and drink this cup of the 11: 27. Whosoever shall eat this Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup. and drinketh unworthily, eateth and For he that eateth drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. this cause many are weak and sickly For among you, and many sleep. For if ye would judge yourselves, ye should not be judged.

table see our Savior's conversation at [For services at the communion John 13 to 16, and his prayer, John the appointment of the ordinance. 17.]

1 COR. 11. 23. For I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread: and when he had given thanks, he brake it, 1. and said, Take, eat: this is my body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This the New Testament in my is this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.


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(1.) Moses and Miriam. Ex. 15: 1. I will sing unto the LORD; for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath

he thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song: and he is become my salvation. Miriam answered them: Sing ye to 21. And the LORD; for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

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