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· The unclean spirit said, I know needed not that any man should testhee who thou art, the holy one of tify of man: for he knew what was God, &c. with authority commandeth in man.-Johnii. 24, 25. Luke ix. 47. he even the unclean spirits, and they Noman bath ascended up to heaven, obey him, &c. He cast out many but he who came down from heaven, devils, and suffered not the devils to even the Son of man which is in heaspeak, because they knew him (or, to ven, &c. He who cometh from above, say that they knew him.)–Mark i. is above all, &c. The Father loveth 23, 24. 27. 34. v.7.

the Son, and hath given all things Christ said to the man sick of the into his hand.-John iii, 13.31.34, 35. palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee, What things soever the Father doth, &c. Who can forgive sins but God those also doth the Son likewise, &c. only? &c. The Son of man hath For as the Father raiseth up the dead power, &c. to forgive sins.-Mark ii. and quickeneth them, even so the Son 5-7. 9, 10. Luke v. 20–24. quickeneth whom he will, &c. He

Jesus: he shall be great, and shall hath committed all judgment to the be called the Son of the Highest ; Son; that all men should honour the and the Lord God shall give unto him Son, even as they honour the Father, the throne of his father David, and &c. As the Father hath life in him. he shall reign over the house of Jacob self, so hath he given to the Son to for ever; and of his kingdom there have life in himself: and hath given shall be no end, &c. The holy thing him authority to execute judgment which shall be born of thee, shall be also, because, &C.-John v. 19. 21called the Son of God.- Luke i. 31 23. 26, 27. --33. 35.

Him hath God the Father sealed At twelve years old, He sat in the &c. I came down from heaven, &c. midst of the doctors in the temple, If ye see the Son of man ascend up both hearing them, and asking them where he was before, &c. Jesus questions. And all who heard him knew from the beginning who they were astonished at bis understanding were that believed not, and who and answers.—Luke ii. 42. 46, 47. should betray him, &c. We believe John vii. 46.

and are sure that thou art that Christ, Then opened he their understand the Son of the living God.-John vi. ing, that they might understand the 27.38. 62. 64. 69. scriptures.—Luke xxiv. 45.

Jesus said, I am the light of the In the beginning was the Word, world, &c. Jesus said unto them, and the Word was with God, and the Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Word was God, &c. All things were Abraham was, I am.-John viii. 12. made by him, and without him was 58. ix. 5. 1 Cor. x. 4.9. not any thing made which was made, Jesus, knowing that the Father had &c. He is the true light, which given all things into his hands, and lighteth every man that cometh into that he was come from God, and went the world. He was in the world, and to God, &c. Ye call me Master, and the world was made by him, &c. And Lord, and ye say well, for so I am. the Word was made flesh, and dwelt John xiii. 3. 13. among us; and we beheld his glory, Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew the glory as of the only-begotten of us the Father; and Jesus said, &c. the Father, full of grace and truth, He who hath seen me hath seen the &c. Is preferred before me, for he Father, &c. Believe me that I am in was before me.—John i. 3. 9, 10, 14, the Father, and the Father in me, &c. 15. 27. 30. iii. 16. 1 John i. 1, 2. The prince of this world cometh, and 1 Cor. x. 4. 9. Heb. iii. 3, 4.

hath nothing in me.-John xiv. 8, 9. Jesus, &c. knew all men, and 11. 30.

When the Spirit of truth is come, no sin, &c.—2 Cor. v. 21. Heb. &c. he shall glorify me, for he shall iv. 15. receive of mine, and shall shew it He raised him from the dead, and unto you. All things which the Fa- set him at his own right hand in the ther hath, are mine, therefore said I, heavenly places, far above all princithat he shall take of mine, &c. We pality and power, and might, and doare sure that thou camest forth from minion, and every name which is God, &c.—John xvi. 13–15.28.30. named, not only in this world, but

O Father, glorify thou me, &c. also in that which is to come: and with the glory which I had with thee hath put all things under his feet, before the world was !—John xvii. 5. and given him to be head over all

When Jesus said, I am he, those things to the church, &c. who filleth who came to take him, went back- all in all.—Eph. i. 20—23. ward and fell to the ground.-John The unsearchable riches of Christ, xviii. 5, 6.

&c. God, who created all things by Thomas said unto Jesus, My Lord, Jesus Christ, &c. of whom the whole and my God!-John xx. 28. xxi. 2. family in heaven and earth is named.

Jesus, &c. a man approved of God, -Eph. iii. 8, 9. 15. &c. he hath made that same Jesus He descended first into the lower whom ye have crucified, both Lord parts of the earth: he who descended, and Christ.-Acts ü. 22. 36. Mark is the same also who ascended up far xi. 3, 4. 6.

above all heavens.-Eph. iv. 9, 10. But ye denied the Holy One, and Jesus, who being in the form of killed the Prince of life, &c.—Acts God, thought it not robbery to be üi, 14, 15. vii. 52.

equal with God, &c. God also hath Against thy holy child Jesus, whom highly exalted him, and given him a thou hast anointed, &c. -Acts iv. name which is above every name, that 27. 30.

at the name of Jesus every knee Jesus Christ, he is Lord of all, &c. should bow, of things in heaven, and God anointed Jesus, &c. with the things in earth, and things under the Holy Ghost, and with power.-Acts earth : and that every tongue should x. 36. 38. 2 Cor. vi. 5.

confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, Feed the church of God, which he &c.-Phil. ii. 5, 6. 9–11. John v. hath purchased with his own blood. 17, 18. x. 33. -Acts xx. 28.

Jesus Christ, who shall, &c. acConcerning his Son Jesus Christ cording to the working, whereby he our Lord, &c. and declared to be the is able even to subdue all things unto Son of God, with power; according himself.-Phil. iii. 20, 21. to the Spirit of holiness, &c.—Rom. Who is the image of the invisible i, 3, 4.

God, the first-born of every creature. Christ, who is over all, God blessed For by him were all things created, for ever, Amen.-Rom. ix. 5. that are in heaven, and that are in

Christ both died, and rose, and re- earth, visible and invisible; whether vived, that he might be the Lord both they be thrones, or dominions, or of the dead and living.-Rom xiv.9. principalities, or powers : all things

There is one Lord Jesus, by whom were created by him and for him, and are all things, and we by him.- he is before all things, and by him 1 Cor. viii. 6.

all things consist; and he is the When he shall have put down all head, &c. that in (or amongst) all rule, and all authority and power; for things he might have the pre-emihe must reign till he hath put all ene- nence: for it pleased the Father that mies under his feet.-1 Cor. xv. 24,25. in bim should all fulness dwell.—Col.

He hath made him, &c. who knew j. 15-19. 2 Cor. iv. 4. Heb. iii. 3,4.6. Christ, for in him dwelleth all the A living stone, &c. chosen of God, fulness of the godhead, bodily, &c. and precious, &c. who did no sin.The head of all principality and power, 1 Pet. ii. 4. 22. &c. Having spoiled principalities, Jesus Christ, 'who is gone into &c.—Col. ii. 8–10. 15.

heaven, and is on the right hand of God was manifest in the flesh, jus- God; angels, and authorities, and tified in the Spirit, seen of angels, powers being made subject unto him. &c. received up, &c.—1 Tim. iii. 16. —1 Pet. iii. 21, 22.

Jesus Christ, which in his times he The power and coming of our Lord shall shew, who is the blessed and Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses only Potentate, the King of kings, and of his majesty. For he received from Lord of lords; who only hath immor- God the Father honour and glory, tality, dwelling in the light, which when there came such a voice unto no man can approach unto; whom no him from the excellent glory. This is man hath seen, &c. To whom be my beloved Son, in whom I am well honour, &c.—1 Tim. vi. 14–16. pleased.--2 Pet.i. 16, 17.1 Pet.i. 21.

The doctrine of God our Saviour, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; &c.-Titus ii. 10. 13.

to him be glory both now, and for His Son, whom he hath appointed ever.—2 Pet. iii. 18. Jude 25. heir of all things, by whom also he In him is no sin, &c. Hereby made the worlds. Who being the perceive we the love of God, because brightness of his glory and the ex- he laid down his life for us.- 1 John press image of his person, and up- iii. 5. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 18. holding all things by the word of his His Son, Jesus Christ: this is the power; when he had by himself true God, and eternal life.- 1 John purged our sins, sat down on the v. 20. right hand of the Majesty on bigb: Jesus Christ, &c. the Prince of the being made so much better than the kings of the earth, &c. To him be angels, as he hath, &c. a more excel- glory and dominion for ever and ever, lent name, &c. Unto which of the Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the angels said he at any time, Thou art beginning and the ending, saith the my Son? &c. He saith, And let all Lord; which is, and which was, and the angels of God worship him, &c. which is to come; the Almighty, &c. Therefore God, even thy God, hath I am the first, and the last: I am he anointed thee, &c.—Heb. i. 2, &c. who liveth, and was dead; and beviii. 1. X. 12. xii. 2. Col. iji. 1. hold, I am alive for evermore, Amen ;

We see Jesus &c. crowned with and have the keys of hell and death. glory and honour, &c.—Heb. ii. 9. -Rev. i. 5, 6. 8. 11. 17, 18. ii. 8.

Having neither beginning of days, I am he which searcheth the reins nor end of life ; but made like unto and hearts.- Rev. ii. 23. the Son of God, &c. Such an High These things saith he that hath the Priest became us; holy, &c. and made seven spirits of God, &c. that is holy, higher than the heavens.—Heb. vii. &c. that hath the key of David; he 3. 26.

that openeth, and no man shutteth, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, &c.—- Rev. ii. 1.7. and to-day, and for ever.-Heb.xiii. 8. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the

Our glorious Lord Jesus Christ root of David, &c. Thou art worthy (or our Lord Jesus Christ of glory), to take the book, and to open it, &c. &c. That worthy name, by which we Worthy is the Lamb which was slain, are called.-James ii. 147.

to receive power, and riches, and The precious blood of Christ, as of wisdom, and strength,and honour,and a lamb, without blemish, and without glory, and blessing, &c. Blessing, spot.—1 Pet. i. 19. 1 John ii. 1. and honour, and glory and power be unto him who sitteth upon the throne, The Sun of righteousness shall and unto the Lamb for ever, &c. The arise, with healing in his wings.-elders fell down and worshipped him Mal. iv. 2. who liveth for ever.-Rev. v. 5.9. Jesus sat at meat, &c. many Pub12-14. xv. 3, 4.

licans and sinners came, &c. The And the kings of the earth, and the Pharisees said, Why eateth your great men, &c. said to the mountains, master with Publicans and sinners? &c. Hide us from the face of him &c. Jesus said unto them, They who who sitteth upon the throne, and from are whole need not a physician ; but the wrath of the Lamb; for the great they that are sick. But go ye and day of his wrath is come, and who learn what that meaneth, I will have shall be able to stand ?~Rev. vi. mercy and not sacrifice; for I am not 15-17.

come to call the righteous, but sinners - The kingdoms of this world are be- to repentance, &c. When he saw the come the kingdoms of our Lord, and multitudes, he was moved with comof his Christ; and he shall reign for passion on them, because they fainted ever.-Rev. xi. 15.

(or were tired), and were scattered The Lamb shall overcome them; abroad, as sheep having no shepherd, for he is the Lord of lords and King &c. He healed their sick, &c. would of king3.-Rev. xvii. 14. xix. 16. not send them away fasting, &c.

I am the root, &c. of David, and Matt. ix. 10–13.36. xiv. 14, 15. xv. the bright and morning star.-Rev. 32. xx. 34. John iv. 31, &c. xxii. 16.

Learn of me, for I am meek, and

lowly in heart.-Matt. xi. 29. FourthLY, In his Nature.

When Peter was sinking, and cried He shall feed his flock, like a shep- out, Lord, save me, &c. immediately herd: he shall gather the lambs with Jesus stretched forth his hand, and his arms, and carry them in his bosom; caught him, and said unto him, &c. and shall gently lead those that are Wherefore didst, &c.-Mat.xiv.30.31. with young (or give suck).—Isa. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou who xl. ll. .

killest the prophets, &c. How often He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor would I have gathered thy children cause his voice to be heard in the together, even as a hen ga hereth ber street. A bruised reed shall be not chickens under her wings, and ye break, and the smoking (or daily burn- would not ?--Matt. xxiii. 37. ing) fax shall be not quench.-Isa. Christ excused his disciples when xlii. 2, 3. Matt. xii. 18-20.

they slept, &c. He said, The spirit I gave my back to the smiters, and indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak, my cheeks to them that plucked off — Matt. xxvi. 41. the hair: I hid not my face from The Son of man is not come to deshame and spitting.--Isa. 1. 6. Matt. stroy men's lives, but to save them. xxvi. 67. .

- Luke ix. 56. He was oppressed, &c. he opened The Son of man is come to seek not his mouth. He is brought as a and to save that which was lost, &c. lamb to the slaughter: and as a sheep When he came near the city, he wept before her shearers is dumb, so he over it, saying, If thou hadst known, openeth not his mouth, &c. He had even thou, at least in this thy day, done no violence: neither was any the things which belong unto thy deceit in his mouth.-Isa. liii. 7.9. peace, &c.—Luke xix. 10. 41, 42. Mal. ii. 6.

Mark iïi. 5. Thy king cometh unto thee; he is Jesus said, Father, forgive them ; just, &c, lowly, and riding upon an for they know not what they do.ass.--Zech. ix. 9.

Luke xxiij. 34.

And the Word was made flesh, &c. full of grace and truth.-John

CHAP. VI. i. 14.

How Christ wrought this Salvation When Jesus therefore saw her for Sinners, and what he was made weeping, &c. he groaned in the spirit, and is ; what he undertook, and did and was troubled, &c. Jesus wept. in order to do it. Then said the Jews, Behold, how he loved him !-John xi. 33. 35, 36.

Sect. I. He is Mediator. . Luke vii. 12- 14.

There is one God, and one Mediator Let not your heart be troubled : ye between God and men, the man Christ believe in God, &c. Peace I leave Jesus.--1 Tim. ii. 5. with you : my peace I give unto you, By so much was Jesus made à &c. Let not your heart be troubled, surety of a better testament.--Heb. neither let it be afraid. John xiv. vii. 22. 1. 27. Matt. xiv. 27.

He is the Mediator of a better coI have yet many things to say unto venant, which was established upon you, but ye cannot bear them now : better promises.--Heb. viii. 6. howbeit, &c.—John xvi. 12, 13. And for this cause he is the Medi

When Mary sought Jesus, weeping, ator of the new testament, that, &c. he appeared to her, to comfort her, -Heb. ix. 15. &c. He shewed himself also to his. And to Jesus, the Mediator of the disciples, his hands and side; and new covenant (or testament).—Heb. the second time to Thomas, when he xii. 24. would not believe the report of the rest.-John xx. 11. 14-16. 19 Sect. II. He took upon him the Na. 25. 27.

" ture of Man, a Body of Flesh, and Christ gape charge three times to

te humbled himself.

numele Peter, that if he loved him, he should God said to the serpent, &c. I will feed his lambs, and his sheep.-John put enmity between thee and the xxi. 15–17.

woman, and between thy seed and Ye denied the holy One, and the her seed; it shall bruise thy head, just.—Acts iii. 14.

and thou shalt bruise his heel.-Gen. I obtained mercy, for this cause, iii. 14, 15. that in me first Jesus Christ might Behold a virgin shall conceive and shew forth all long-suffering, for a bear a Son, and shall call his name pattern to them who should hereafter Immanuel. Isa. vii. 14. ix. 6. believe on him.--1 Tim. i. 16. And there shall come forth a rod · In that he himself hath suffered, out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch being tempted, he is able to succour shall grow out of his roots; and the them who are tempted.—Heb. ii. 18. Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, iy. 15.

&c.—Isa. xi. 1, 2. Acts xiii. 22, 23. Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, His visage was so marred, more &c.—Heb. vii. 26.

than any man, and his form more Christ, as of a lamb without ble than the sons of men.- Isa. lii. 14. mish, and without spot.—1 Pet. i. 19. He hath no form nor comeliness;

Hereby perceive we the love of and when we shall see him, there is God, because he laid down his life no beauty that we should desire him. for us, &c.--1 John iji. 16.

He is despised and rejected of men, Behold, I stand at the door, and a man of sorrows, &c. We hid, as it knock : if any man hear my voice, were, our faces from him; he was and open the door, I will come in to despised, and we esteemed him not. him, and will sup with him, and he — Isa. liii. 2, 3. with me.-Rev. iii. 20.

The Lord hath created a new thing

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