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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 pleas- As Moses lifted up the serpent, &c.
ed.—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 everlast
another? Jesus said, &c. Shew John, ing life, &c. That the world through
&c. The blind receive their sight, &c. him should be saved.—John iii. 14,
Aud blessed is he whosoever shall not 12.17. Numb. xxi. 8, 9.
be offended in me, &c For this is he of whom it is written, &c. Come unto me, all ye that labour, &c.—Matt. xi. 2—6. 9, 10. 28, 29.
The voice out of the cloud said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.— Matt. xvii. 5.
I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I who speak unto thee am he.—John iv. 25, 26. Acts ix. 5. xxii. 8.
The works that I do, bear witness 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 bom 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, &c. And 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 anyseen 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 vi. 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 ii. 10—12. 14. 25,26. 28. 30—32. he, &c John viii. 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. believe on him? And Jesus said unto
Jesus said unto Zaccheeus, 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 man is come to seek ix. 35—37.
and to save that which was lost.— I am the door (said Jesus), by mc
Luke xix. S—10. Matt, xviii. 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 Shepsinof the world, &c. We have found herd, &c. I give unto them eternal
the Messias; which is (being interpreted) the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus, &c. Philip saith to Nathanael,We have found him, of whom
life.—John x. 9—11.15.28. xiv. 6.
I came not to judge, &c. but to save the world.—John xii. 47.
I have glorified thee on earth, I
have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.—John xvii. 4.
These things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye might have life through his name. —John xx. 31.
Jesus Christ, &c. whom ye crucified, whom God raised, &c. This is the stone which was set at nought, &c. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved, &c. Against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontus Pilate, &c.—Acts iv. 10— 12. 27.
Jesus, whom ye slew, &c. him hath God exalted, &c. to be a Prince, and a Saviour; to give repentance unto
Israel, and forgiveness of sins
Actsv. 30, 31.
Through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.—Acts xiii. 38.
We believe, that through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, &c.—Acts xv. 11.
Paul, &c. reasoned with them out of the scriptures, &c. that this Jesus whom I preach unto you, is Christ.— Acts xvii. 2, 3.
Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth (or fore-ordained) to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood. —Rom. iii. 24, 25.
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.—Rom. iv. 25.
When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly, &c. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, &c. If when we were enemies, we were reconciled unto God by the death of his Son, &c. Our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement—Rom. v. 6. 8. 10,11.
Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.— Rom. vii. 24,25.
For other foundation can no man lay, than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.—1 Cor. iii. 11.
They were all.baptized unto Moses, &c. did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the same spiritual Rock which followed (or went with) them; and that Rock was Christ, &c. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them, &c.—1 Cor. x. 2. 4. 9.
All the promises of God in him are Yea, and in him are Amen, unto the glory of God.—2 Cor. i. 20.
God, who hath reconciled us to himself, by Jesus Christ, &c. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.—2 Cor. v. 18, 19.
Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins.—Gal. i. 3, 4.
In him tve are blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, have remission of sins, all things.—Eph. i. 3, &c.
The Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself forme.—Gal. ii. 20. God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, &c. to redeem them who were under the law, &c. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, &c. —Gal. iv. 4, 5. iii. 13. Col. i. 14. Heb. ix. 11, 12.
Blessed be God, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings, &c. in Christ, &c. Chosen us, predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus, &c. made us accepted in the Beloved; in whom we have, &c. remission of sins, according to the riches of his grace.—Eph. i. 3, &c.
God.&c.hath quickenedus together with Christ, &c. raised us, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus ; who made us nigh, &c. Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom all the building, &c. —Eph.ii.5, 6. 13, 14.20,21.
Christ is the head of the church, and the Saviour of the body.—Eph. v. 23.
We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.—Phil. iii. 20.
It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell, &c. By him to reconcile all things unto himself, &c. Christ in (or among) you, the hope of glory.—Col. i. 19, 20. 27.
Your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall, &c.—Col. iii. 3, 4.
His Son Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.—1 Thess. i. 10.
This is a faithful saying, and worthy"bf all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.—1 Tim. i. 15.
One Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.—1 Tim. ii. 5, 6.
Is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light. —2 Tim. i. 10,
Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, &c.—Titus ii. 13,14. Eph. v. 2.
His Son, &c. when he had by himself purged our sins, satdown, &c.— Heb. i. 2, 3.
Christ, &c. He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them, &c. —Heb. v. 5. 9. 2 Tim. ii. 10.
He continues ever, &c. wherefore he is able to save to the uttermost (or for ever) those who come to God by him.—Heb. vii. 24, 25.
Christ now once in the end of the world hath he appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, &c. Unto them who look for him, shall he appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation.—Heb. ix. 24. 26.28.
We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Christ once for all, &c. By one offering he hath perfected for ever them who are sanctified, &c—Heb. x. 10. 14.
Looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.— Heb. xii. 2.
Who hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, &c. The prophets, Sec. who prophesied of the grace, &c. searching what, &c. the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory which should follow, &c. Ye were not redeemed with silver and gold,&c. but with the precious blood of Christ, &c. who verily was foreordained, before the foundation of the world, &c.— 1 Pet. i. 3. 10,11.18—20.
We did not by art,&c. makeknown the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. but as those who had seen his majesty with our eyes, &c. He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: and this voice, which came from heaven, we heard, when we were with him, &c—2 Pet. i. 16—18.
Jesus Christ, &c. he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world, &c. Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ?—! Johnii. 1,2.22.
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin, &c. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil.—1 John iii. 5. 8.
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him, &c. We, &c. testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.—1 John iv. 9-14.
God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.—1 John v. 11, 12.
Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.— Rev. i. 5. Col. i. 14.
They fell down before the Lamb, &c. saying, Thou art worthy, &c. for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation: and hast made us unto our God, &c—Rev. v. 8—10.
The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, &c.—Rev. xiii. 8.
I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things, &c. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. —Rev. xxii. 16.
Thirdly, The Excellency of this Saviour, and his Fulness and Dignity.
In his Person and Authority.''
Yet have I set my king (or anointed) upon my holy hill of Sion, &c. The Lord bath said, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee, &c. I shall give thee the heathen for thy inheritance, &c. thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, &c.—Ps. ii. 6—9. xviii. 43, 44.
Thou art fairer than the children of men, grace is poured into thy lips, &c. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory, and thy majesty; and in thy majesty ride, &c. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart «f the King's enemies, whereby the people shall fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre, &c. God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness, above thy fellows, &c. The King, &c. he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.—Ps. xlv. 1—6. 11. Isa. xlix. 2. Numb. xxiv. 17—19.
Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts.—Ps. lxviii. 18. Eph. iv. 8.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth; they, &c. shall bow down before him: and his enemies shall lick the dust, &c. All kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him, &c. His name shall endure for ever: his name
shall be continued as long as the sun (or shall be as a Son, to continue hs Father's name for ever), &c. And all nations shall call him blessed.—Ps. lxxii. 8, 9.11.17,18. xci. throughout.
I will set his hand alsoin the sea, and his right hand in the rivers, &c. Also I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth, &c. His throne as the days of heaven, as the sun before me Ps.lxxxix.220.127.116.11.
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool, &c. Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.— Ps. ex. 1, 2. 5, 6. Isa. xi. 4.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head of the corner.—Ps. cxviii. 22. Acts iv. 11,12. Matt. xxi. 42.
Wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things which may be desired, are not to be compared unto it, &c. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding, I have strength: by me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth, &c. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, &c. I cause those who love me, to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures, &c. the Lord possessed me in the beginning, &c. when he appointed the foundations of the earth, then I was by him, &c. His delight; whoso findeth me, findeth life, &c.—Prov. viii. 11. 14—16. 18—23. 29,30.35.
Thy name is as ointment poured out, &c.—Cant. i. 3.
The beauty of his person described by the parts thereof, and said in the close to be altogether lovely.—Cant. iv. 10—16. Rev. i. 13—15.
A virgin shall, &c. bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel, God with us,&c.—Isa.vii. 14. Matt. i. 23.
Unto us a child is born, &c. his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of 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. lxxx. 17.
There shall come forth a rod out of And the Lord shall be King over the stem ofJesse, 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 wisdom 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—Mai. 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. xxti. 22. Rev. iii. 7. name Immanuel, which is, God with
I lay in Zion, &c. a stone, a tried us, &c.—Matt. i. 18. 20. 23. Luke stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure i. 35.
foundation.—Isa. xxviii. 16.
Him whom man despiseth, &c. kings shall see and arise: princes also shall worship, &c.—Isa. xlix. 7. lx. 3.10.12.
Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and ex
He taught as one having authority, and not as the scribes.—Matt. vii. 29. Luke iv. 32.
The devils cried out, saying, &c. Jesus, thou Son of God, &c.—Matt. viii.29.
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
Iii. 13.15. forgive sins.—Matt. ix. 4. 6.
Behold, I have given him, &c. a AH things are delivered unto me of
leader and commander to the people. my Father, and no man knoweth the
—Isa. Iv. 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.
John x. 15.
Behold, a greater than Jonas is here, &c. a greater than Solomon is
And my servant David shall be their here.—Matt. xii. 41,42. Mark i. 7. prince for ever.—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. xxviii. Prince, &c—Dan. ix. 25. 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.
Bethlehem Ephratah, &c. Out of
thee shall he come forth unto me,
that is to be ruler in Israel: whose
goings forth have been from of old (or and worshipped him
the days of eternity).—Micahv. 1,2. When Christ was
The desire of all nations shall come. —Hag. ii. 7.
He shall bear the glory, and shall tit and rale upon his throne, &c.—, Zech. vi. 13.
Rejoice greatly, &c. behold, th Kingcometh unto thee,&c-Zech.ix.
is none good, but one, that is God.— Matt. xix. 17.
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, Matt. xx. 20. ding, &c. the multitude cried, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.—Matt. xxi. 9.
Jesus said, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, &c.— Matt. xxviii. 18.