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ment thereof. Deut. xvii. 12. The man I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable that will not hearken unto the priest, or for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in unto the judge, shall die.
the day of judgment, than for that city. Josh. i. 18. Whosoever will not hear. | Ver. 40. ken unto thy words, he shall be put to xxviii. 18–20. Jesus said, All power death.
is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Judg. ii. 17. They would not hearken Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, to their judges.
baptizing them in the name of the Father, Ezra vii. 26. Whosoever will not do and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; the law of God and of the king, let judg- teaching them to observe all things what. ment be executed speedily upon him, soever I have commanded you: and, lo, I whether it be unto death or to banish- am with you alway, even unto the end of ment, or to confiscation of goods, or to the world. Amen. imprisonment. Ch. x. 6, 7, 8.
Mark iii. 14, 15. Jesus ordained Rom. xiii. 2. Whosoever resisteth, re- twelve apostles, that they should be with sisteth the ordinance of God; and they him. And that he might send them forth that resist shall receive to themselves to preach, and to have power to heal damnation.
sickness, and to cast out devils. Ch. vi. See the rebellion of Korah and his com. 8. See Luke vi. 13.-ix. 1. 6.-X. 1. 16. pany, Numb. xvi. 1, &c.—Of the Jews, –xxi. 15. Ezek. xvii. 12 to 20. See also Prov. xvi. John xiii. 20. He that receiveth whom. 14, 15.-xix. 12.-XX. 2.
soever I send, receiveth me.
xvii. 18. As thou hast sent me into CXIV. Disobedience to magistrates a the world, even so have I also sent duty, when they abuse their power, by them into the world. Ver. 6, 7, 8. commanding things contrary to God's law. 14. 26. Instances. Exod. i. 15 to 20. The mid. xx. 21. As my Father hath sent me, so wives in Egypt.
1 Sam. xiv. 45. Saul's army. Ch. xxii. Acts i. 24. For filling Judas's place, 17. Saul's footman.
the apostles prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, 2 Chron. xi. 16. Those which refused which knowest the hearts of all men, to worship Jeroboam's calves.
shew whether of these two thou hast Esther iii. 1, 2, 3.-Ch. v.9. Mordecai. chosen, that he may take part of this
Dan. iii. 15 to 18. Shadrach, Meshach ministry, &c. Ver. 25. and Abednego.
ix. 15. The Lord said of Paul, He is vi. 7 to 10. The prophet Daniel. a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name Acts iv. 18, 19, 20.--Ch. v. 27, 28, 29. before the Gentiles, and kings, and the The apostles.
children of Israel. Ver. 17. Heb. xi. 27. Moses.-Obeying in such xiii. 2. The Holy Ghost said, Separate cases a sin: Şee 2 Sam. xxii. 18. 2 Kings me Barnabas and Saul, for the work xvii. 7, 8. 19. 1 Kings xii. 28.
whereunto I have called them.
xxii. 21. Paul said, Jesus said unto
me, I will send thee far hence, unto the MINISTERS OF CHRIST. Gentiles.
xxvi. 16–18. Jesus said to Paul, I CXV. Ministers of Christ, their du- have appeared unto thee for this purpose, ties. The commission given to the apostles. to make thee a minister and a witness, Matt. v.1. Jesus's disciples came unto him. both of these things which thou hast -Ver. 18. He said, Ye are the salt of the seen, and of those things in the which I earth, the light of the world. Ver. 14. will appear unto thee, delivering thee
ix. 38. Pray the Lord of the harvest from the people, and from the Gentiles; that he will send forth labourers. to whom I now send thee, to open their
X. 5. 7, 8. These twelve Jesus sent eyes, and to turn them from darkness forth; and commanded them saying, unto light, and from the power of Satan Go preach; heal the sick, cleanse the unto God. lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils. Rom. i. 1. Paul, called to be an apostle, -Ver. 14, 15. Whosoever shall not re- separated unto the gospel of God. ceive you, nor hear your words, when x. 14, 15. How shall they hear without ye depart out of that house or city, a preacher ? and how shall they preach shake off the dust of your feet. Verily except they be sent ?
Rom. xv. 15, 16. I have written the Rev. i. 11. What thou seest write more boldly unto you, putting you in in a book, and send it to the seven mind, because of the grace that is given churches. See The Spirit's influence to me of God, that I should be the minis- upon the apostles. ter of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, minis. tering the gospel of God, &c. 2 Tim. i. CXVI. Power committed to the apos. 11.-ii. 7.
tles. Matt. xviii. 18. Whatsoever ye 1 Cor. i. 17. Paul said, Christ sent me shall bind on earth, shall be bound in hea. to preach the gospel. Ver. 27.
ven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on iv. 1, 2. Let a man so account of us, earth, shall be loosed in heaven. Ch. as of the ministers of Christ, and stew. xvi. 19. ards of the mysteries of God. Moreover John xx. 23. Whose soever sins ye re. it is required in stewards, that a man be mit, they are remitted; and whose soever found faithful.
sins ye retain, they are retained. ix. 17. A dispensation of the gospel is 1 Cor. ix. 18. Í abuse not my power committed unto me.
in the gospel. xi. 23. Paul said, I have received of 2 Cor. i. 24. Not that we have domi. the Lord that which I delivered unto nion over your faith, but are helpers of you.
your joy. XV. 3. I delivered unto you, that which x. 8. Our authority the Lord hath I received, how that Christ died for our given us for edification, and not for desins, according to the Scriptures. struction.
2 Cor. iii. 5, 6. Our sufficiency is of 1 Pet. y. 3. Neither as being lords God; (1 Tim. i. 12.) who hath made us over God's heritage; but being ensam. able ministers of the New Testament. ples to the flock.
iv. 7. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power CXVII. Ercommunication. Matt. xviii. may be of God and not of us. Ver. 1. 15—17. If thy brother trespass against
v. 18. God hath given to us the mi. thee, go tell him his fault between thee nistry of reconciliations-Ver. 20. We and him alone: If he shall hear thee, are ambassadors for Christ, as though thou hast gained thy brother. If he God did beseech you by us: we pray will not hear thee, then take with thee you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to one or two more: and if he neglect God.
to hear them, tell it unto the church; xii. 1. I will come to visions and reve. but if he neglect to hear the church, let lations of the Lord.
him be unto thee as an heathen man and a Gal. i. 1. Paul, an apostle, (not of men, publican. neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and Rom. xvi. 17. Mark them which cause God the Father.) 1 Tim. i. 1.
divisions, contrary to the doctrine which Ver. 15, 16. It pleased God, who sepa- ye have learned, and avoid them. rated me from my mother's womb, and 1 Cor. v. 1-5. It is reported that called me by his grace, to reveal his Son there is fornication among you, and such in me, that I might preach him among fornication as is not so much as named the heathen.
among the Gentiles, &c. I have judged Eph. iii. 7. I was made a minister of concerning him that hath done this deed. the gospel, according to the gift of the In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, grace of God given unto me, by the ef- when ye are gathered together, and fectual working of his power. (Col. i. 23. my spirit, with the power of our Lord 25.) Gal. i. 11, 12. Neither was I taught Jesus Christ, to deliver such an one unto the gospel but by the revelation of Jesus Satan, for the destruction of the flesh, Christ.
that the spirit may be saved in the day of iv. 11, 12. He gave some apostles, and the Lord. some prophets, and some evangelists, and Ver. 11. 13. I have written to you not some pastors and teachers; for the per- to keep company, if any man that is called fecting of the saints, for the work of the a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or ministry, for the edifying of the body of an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or Christ. 1 Cor. xii. 23.
an extortioner, with such an one no not Heb. xiii. 7. Remember them which to eat. Therefore put away from among have the rule over you, who have spoken yourselves that wicked person. unto you the word of God. Phil. ii, 12. 2 Cor. ii. 6. Sufficient to such a man is the punishment inflicted of many. I will give thee a law and command. Jude 22.
ments, which I have written, that thou 2 Thess. iii. 6. Withdraw yourselves mayest teach them. froin every brother that walketh disorderly. Lev. x. 10, 11. Take heed that ye put
Ver. 14. If any man obey not our a difference between the holy and unholy, word by this epistle, note that man, and and between the clean and the unclean. have no company with him, that he may (Ezek. xliv. 23.) And teach the children be ashamed.
of Israel the statutes which the Lord hath 2 John 10. If there come any unto spoken unto them. Deut. iv. 14.—v. 31. you, and bring not this doctrine (of -vi. 1.-xxxi. 19. Christ] receive him not into your house, Deut. xxxiii. 10. The children of Levi neither bid him God speed. See Lev. shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Isx. 10. Put a difference between the holy rael thy law. 2 Kings xvii. 28. 2 Chron. and profane. See Deut. xvii. 12. Ezek. xxx. 23.---xvii. 9. Ezra vii. 10. xxii. 26.-xliv. 23.
1 Sam. xii. 23. Samuel said, I will For persons unjustly excommunicated teach you the good and the right way. and hated, see Suffering for religion, and Neh. viii. 8. The Levites read in the Supports of ministers, and others, under book of the law of God distinctly, and sufferings for religion.
gave the sense, and caused them to under
stand the reading. See ver. 5. 6. CXVIII. None may intrude into the Isa. viii. 20. To the law and to the ministerial office. Numb. xviii. 7. The testimony, &c. Lord said, I have given your priest's of- xxviii. 10. Precept must be upon prefice unto you, as a service of gift.- Ver. cept, line upon line, here a little and 32. Neither must the children of Israel there a little. henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of 1. 4. The Lord God hath given me the congregation, lest they bear sin and the tongue of the learned, that I should die.
know how to speak a word to him that Deut x. 8. The Lord separated the is weary. tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the co- li. 16. I have put my words in thy venant of the Lord, and to stand before mouth, and have concealed thee in the the Lord, and to minister unto him, and hollow of mine hand, that I may plant to bless in his name. Ch. xxi. 5.
the heavens and lay the foundations of Jer. xxiii. 21. I have not sent these the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art prophets, yet they ran.-Ver. 30. I am my people. Jer. i. 9. against the prophets, saith the Lord. (viii. 1. Cry aloud, spare not : lift up
xxix. 31, 32. ' I sent him not, and he thy voice like a trumpet, shew my peocaused you to trust in a lie; therefore I ple their transgressions, and the house will punish, &c.
of Jacob their sins. Ezek. xvi. 2. Cause John x. 1. He that cometh not in by Jerusalem to know her abominations. the door is a thief and a robber.
Ch. xx. 4. Cause them to know the Rom. x. 15. How shall they preach abominations of their fathers. except they be sent ?
Jer. iii. 15. I will give you pastors Phil. i. 15. Some preach Christ even according to mine own heart, that shall
feed you with knowledge and underHeb. v. 4. No man taketh this honour standing. to himself, but he that is called of God xxiii. 28, 29. The prophet that hath a as was Aaron. See the punishment of dream, let him tell a dream ; and he that intrusion into the priest's office upon hath my word, let him speak my word Korah and his company, Numb. xvi. 1 faithfully: what is the chaff to the wheat, to 36.-Upon king Saul, 1 Sam. xiii. 13 saith the Lord? Is not my word like to 16.—Upon Uzziah, 2 Chron. xxvi. 16 as a fire, saith the Lord, and like a ham. to 22.
mer that breaketh the rock in pieces ?
Ch. xx. 9. CXIX. Teaching truth, the duty of Ezek. ii. 7. Then thou shalt speak my ministers. Exod. xviii. 20. Thou shalt | words unto them, whether they will hear teach them ordinances and laws, and or whether they will forbear. shalt shew them the way wherein they iii. 17-19. I have made thee a must walk, and the work they must do. watchman unto the house of Israel ;
xxiv. 12. The Lord said unto Moses, therefore hear the word at my mouth,
and give them warning. When I say Ver. 28. Take heed, therefore, unto unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die, yourselves, and to all the flock, over the and thou givest him not warning, nor which the Holy Ghost hath made you speakest to warn the wicked from his overseers, to feed the church of God.wicked way, to save his life, he shall die Ver. 31. Watch, and remember that I in his iniquity, but his blood will I re- ceased not to warn every man, night and quire at thy hand. If thou warn the day, with tears. wicked, and he turn not from his wicked. xxviii. 31. Paul continued preaching ness, he shall die in his iniquity, but thou the kingdom of God, and teaching those hast delivered thy soul. Hab. ii. 1. things that concern the Lord Jesus, with
Ezek. xvi. 2. Cause Jerusalem to know all confidence. her abominations.
Rom. xii. 7. Let us wait on ministerHos. viii. 1. Set the trumpet to thy ing, on teaching, on exhortation. mouth.
xv. 16. Ministering the gospel of the Mic. iii. 8. I am full of power by the grace of God. Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and xvi. 12. Tryphena, and Tryphosa, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his trans. Persis, laboured much in the Lord. gression, and to Israei his sin.
1 Cor. iii. 9-11. We are labourers Mal. ii. 7. The priest's lips should pre together with God. According to the serve knowledge, and the people should grace of God, given unto me, as a wise ask the law at his mouth; for he is the master-builder I have laid the foundation. messenger of the Lord of hosts.
Other foundation can no man lay than Matt. xiii. 52. Every scribe instructed that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. See into the kingdom of heaven, is like an to ver. 15. householder, that bringeth forth out of iv. 1, 2. Let a man so account of us his treasure things new and old. as of the ministers of Christ, and stew.
xxviii. 19, 20. Go ye, and teach all ards of the mysteries of God. More. nations; teaching them to observe all over, it is required in stewards, that a things whatsoever I have commanded man be found faithful. Ver. 4. 1 Pet. you; and, lo, I am with you always even iv. 10. unto the end of the world.
Ver. 14. As my beloved sons I warn John xxi. 15. Jesus said to Peter, you. Feed my lambs, Feed my sheep.
ix. 16. Though I preach the gospel, Acts v. 42. Daily in the temple, and I have nothing to glory of, for necessity in every house, the apostles ceased not is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if to teach and to preach Jesus Christ. I preach not the gospel.
vi. 4. The apostles said, We will give xiv. 3. He that prophesieth, (i. e. ourselves continually to prayer, and to preacheth,) speaketh unto men to edificathe ministry of the word.
tion, and exhortation, and comfort. xiv. 21, 22. When they had preached xv. 10. I laboured more abundantly the gospel, and taught many, they re than they all; yet not I, but the grace of turned again, confirming the souls of the God which was with me. disciples, and exhorting them to continue xvi. 10. Timotheus worketh the work in the faith.
of the Lord, as I also do. 2 Cor. vi. L. xvi. 40. Paul and Silas comforted the We then as workers together with God, brethren and departed.
beseech you, that ye receive not the grace xviii. 6. Paul said, I am free from the of God in vain. blood of all men.
2 Cor. ii. 17. We are not as many xx. 17–20. Paul called the elders of which corrupt the word of God, but as the church of Ephesus, and said, Ye of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of know after what manner I have been God speak we in Christ. with you at all seasons; serving the iv. 2. We have renounced the hid. Lord with all humility. I kept back den things of dishonesty, not walking nothing that was profitable unto you.- in craftiness, nor handling the word of Ver. 24. I have testified the gospel of the God deceitfully; but by manifestation grace of God.-Ver. 26, 27. I take you of the truth commending ourselves to to record that I am pure from the blood every man's conscience in the sight of of all men. (Ch. xviii. 6. Ezek. iii. 17.) I God. have not shunned to declare unto you all v. 19, 20. God hath committed to us the counsel of God.
the word of reconciliation. Now then
we are ambassadors for Christ; as though Ver. 3, 4. If any man teach other. God did beseech you by us, we pray you wise, and consent not to wholesome in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to words, even the words of our Lord Jesus God.
Christ, and to the doctrine which is acEph. vi. 21. Tychicus a beloved cording to godliness, he is proud, know. brother, and faithful minister in the ing nothing, but doting about questions, Lord. Col. iv. 7.
&c. Phil . ii. 16. Holding forth the word of 2 Tim. ii
. 2. The things which thou life, &c.
hast heard of me among many witCol. i. 28. Christ whom we preach, nesses, the same commit thou to faithful warning every man, and teaching every men, who shall be able to teach others man in all wisdom, that we may present also. every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
Ver. 15. Study to shew thyself apiv. 17. Take heed to the ministry proved unto God, a workman that needeth which thou hast received in the Lord, not to be ashamed, rightly dividing that thou fulfil it.
the word of truth.-Ver. 25. In meek1 Thess. ii. 3. Our exhortation was ness instructing those that oppose themnot of deceit, nor of unrighteousness, nor selves. in guile.
iv. 2. Preach the word, be instant in Ver. 9. Labouring night and day, be- season, and out of season, reprove, re. cause we would not be chargeable unto buke, exhort with all long suffering and you, we preached the gospel of God. doctrine. Tit. i. 13.
Ver. 11. Ye know how we exhorted, Ver. 5. Watch in all things, endure and comforted, and charged every one of afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, you (as a father doth his children.) make full proof of thy ministry.
iv. 1. We beseech and exhort you by Tit. i. 9. By sound doctrine convince the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received gainsayers. of us how ye ought to walk, and please ii. 1. Speak the things that become God, so ye would abound more and more. sound doctrine.
2 Thess. iii. 12. We command and Ver. 7,8. In doctrine shewing uncorexhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that ruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech with quietness they work, and eat their that cannot be condemned. Ver. 15. own bread.
These things speak and exhort, and re1 Tim. i. 3, 4. Charge some that they buke with all authority. teach none other doctrine. Neither give Heb. x. 11. Every priest standeth heed to fables, and endless genealogies, daily ministering. which minister questions rather than xiii. 17. Ministers watch for souls, as godly edifying, which is in faith. Ch. they that must give an account. vi. 4, 5. 2 Tim. ii. 14. 16. Ch. iv. 4. 1 Pet. v. 1. Feed the flock of God; Tit. i. 14.-iii. 9.
taking the oversight thereof, not by conii. 7. I am ordained a preacher, and straint but willingly; not for filthy lucre, an apostle; a teacher of the Gentiles in but of a ready mind. faith and verity. 2 Tim. i. 11.
iv. 11. If any man speak let him iv. 6. If thou put the brethren in re- speak as the oracles of God; if any man membrance of these things, thou shalt minister let him do it as of the ability be a good minister of Jesus Christ, which God giveth ; that God in all nourished up in the words of faith and things may be glorified through Jesus of good doctrine.-Ver. 11. These things Christ. command and teach-Ver. 16. Take 2 Pet. i. 12. I will not be negligent heed unto thyself and to thy doctrine. to put you always in remembrance of Ver. 13.
these things, though ye know them, v. 17. Labour in the word and doc- and be established in the present truth. trine.
-Ver. 13. I think it my duty to stir Ver. 20—22. Them that sin, rebuke up your pure minds by way of remem. before all, that others may fear. Observe brance. (Ch. iii. 1.) Ver. 15. I will these things without preferring one be- endeavour, that after my decease, ye fore another, doing nothing by partiality. may have these things always in remem. Lay hands suddenly on no man. Ch. iii. brance. Phil. iii. 1. 2 to 10. Tit. i. 6. to 10.
1 John i. 3. That which we have seen vi. 2. These things teach and exhort. and heard declare we unto you.