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licly, showing by the scriptures that 1 Peter 5: 14. Peace be with you Jesus was Christ.
all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen. Ex. 24: 12. The Lord said unto 2 PETER 3: 18. Grow in grace Moses, I will give thee a law and and in the knowledge of our Lord commandments which I have writ- and Savior Jesus Christ. To him ten, that thou mayest teach them. be glory, now and forever. Amen.
Neh. 8: 8. The Levites read in Rev. 22 : 21. The grace of our the book of the law of God distinct- Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. ly, and gave the sense, and caused Amen. them to understand the reading.
Acts 20: 20. I have kept back 3. Meetings for Devotional Exercises. nothing that was profitable unto you; but have showed you, and have Mat. 18:19. If two of you shall taught you publicly, and from house agree on earth, as touching any to house.
thing that they shall ask, it shall be (See Means of Grace,” “ Word done for them of my Father which of God." p. 131.)
is in heaven. For where two or
three are gathered together in my III. Benedictions.
name, there am I, in the midst of
them. 2 Cor. 13 : 14. The grace of our John 20 : 19. The same day at Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of evening, being the first day of the God, and the communion of the week... the disciples were assemHoly Ghost, be with you all. Amen. bled. — 26. After eight days, again
Num. 6: 24. The Lord bless thee, the disciples were within. and keep thee : the LORD make his Acts 2:1. Peter and John went face shine upon thee, and be gra- up together into the temple at the cious unto thee : the Lord lift up his hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. countenance upon thee, and give 1:13. When they were come in, thee peace. And they shall put my they went up into an upper room. name upon the children of Israel; where abode Peter, &c. ... These all and I will bless them.
continued with one accord in prayer Ps. 134 : 3. The Lord that made and supplication, with the women, heaven and earth bless thee out of and Mary the mother of Jesus, and Zion.
with his brethren. Rom. 16 : 24. The grace of our 6:4. We will give ourselves conLord Jesus Christ be with you all. tinually unto prayer, and to the minAmen.
istry of the word. Now to him that is of power to 12 : 5. Prayer was made, without establish you according to my gos- ceasing, of the church unto God for pel, and the preaching of Jesus him. Christ, according to the revelation 16 : 13. On the sabbath we went of the mystery, which was kept se- out of the city by a river side, cret since the world began, but now where prayer was wont to be made. is made manifest, and by the scrip- LUKE 9:18. As he (Christ) was tures of the prophets, according to alone praying, his disciples were the commandment of the everlasting with him. — 28. About an eight days God, made known to ALL NATIONS after these sayings, he took Peter and for the obedience of faith : to God John and James and went up into a only wise be glory through Jesus mountain to pray. Christ forever. Amen.
11:1. As he was praying in a cerGAL. 6: 18. The grace of our tain place, when he ceased, one of Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. his disciples said unto him, Lord, Amen.
teach us to pray. Eph. 6: 23. Peace be to the brethren and love, with faith from God II. Seal of Covenant. the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
1. Baptism of John. COL. 4:18. Grace be with you. Amen.
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, Acts 1:5. For John truly bapand comest thou to me? And Jesus tized with water ; but ye shall be answering said unto him, Suffer it baptized with the Holy Ghost, not to be so now : for thus it becometh many days hence. us to fulfil all righteousness. Then 2 : 4. And they were all filled with he suffered him. And Jesus, when the Holy Ghost, and began to speak he was baptized, went up straight- with other tongues, as the spirit gave way out of the water.
them utterance. Mark 1: 4. John did baptize in 1 2:38. Repent and be baptized the wilderness, and preach the bap- every one of you in the name of Jetism of repentance for the remission sus Christ, for the remission of sins. of sins.
2:41. Then they that gladly reJohn 3 : 23. And John was bap- ceived his word were baptized : tizing in Enon, near to Salim, be- and the same day there were added cause there was much water there; unto them about three thousand and they came and were baptized. souls.
Mat. 3:11. I indeed baptize you with water, unto repentance : but he T 3: 12. When they believed that cometh after me is mightier than Philip... they were baptized, both I, whose shoes I am not worthy to men and women. ... Simon was bapbear : he shall baptize you with the tized. — 35. Then Philip, opened Holy Ghost and with fire : whose his mouth, and began at the same fan is in his hand, and he will thor- scripture, and preached unto him oughly purge his floor, and gather his Jesus. And as they went on their wheat into the garner : but he will way, they came unto a certain waburn up the chaff with unquencha- ter : and the eunuch said, See, here ble fire.
is water; what doth_hinder me to ACTS 19: S. And he said unto be baptized ? And Philip said, If them, Unto what then were ye bap- thou believest with all thy heart, tized ? And they said, Unto John's
And he answered and baptism. Then said Paul, John ver- said, I believe that Jesus Christ is ily baptized with the baptism of re- the Son of God. And he commandpentance, saying unto the people, the chariot to stand still : and they That they should believe on him went down both into the water, both which should come after him, that Philip and the eunuch; and he bapis on Christ Jesus. When they heard tized him. And when they were this, they were baptized in the name come up ont of the water, the spirit of the Lord Jesus.
of the Lord caught away Philip,
that the eunuch saw him no more : 2. Christian Baptism.
and he went on his way rejoicing.
10: 47. Then answered Peter, Mat. 28 : 19. Go ye, therefore, Can any man forbid water, that these and teach all nations, baptizing them should not be baptized, which have in the name of the Father, and of received the Holy Ghost as well as the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. we? And he commanded them to
Mark 16: 16. He that believeth be baptized in the name of the Lord. and is baptized shall be saved. Then prayed they him to tarry cer
JOHN 3:25. Then there arose a tain days. question between some of John's 13 : 23. Of this man's seed hath disciples and the Jews about puri- | God, according to his promise, rais
ed unto Israel a Savior, Jesus: when if the will of God be so, that ye John had first preached before his suffer for well-doing, than for evilcoming the baptism of repentance to doing. For Christ also hath once all the people of Israel.
suffered for sins, the just for the 9: 18. And immediately there fell unjust, that he might bring us to from his eyes as it had been scales: God, being put to death in the flesh, and he received sight forthwith, and but quickened by the Spirit : by arose, and was baptized.
which also he went and preached 16: 33. And he took them the same unto the spirits in prison, which hour of the night, and washed their sometime were disobedient, when stripes ; and was baptized, he and once the long, suffering of God all his, straightway. *And when he waited in the days of Noah, while had brought them into his house, he the ark was a preparing, wherein set meat before them, and rejoiced, few (that is, eight) souls, were believing in God with all his house. saved by water the like figure
16: 14. A certain woman named whereunto, even baptism, doth also Lydia, ... which worshipped God
now save us; (not the putting away heard us; whose heart the Lord of the filth of the flesh, but the opened, that she attended to those answer of a good conscience toward things which were spoken of Paul, God,) by the resurrection of Jesus
she was baptized and her house - Christ; who is gone into heaven, hold.
and is on the right hand of God;
angels, and authorities, and powers 1 Gal. 3: 26. Ye are all the chil- being made subject'unto him. dren of God by faith in Christ Je
1 Cor. 1: 13. Were ye bapsus. For' as many of you as were
tized in the name of Paul? I thank baptized into Christ have put on
God that I baptized none of you, Christ. There is neither Jew nor
but Crispus and Gaius, lest any Greek ; there is neither bond nor
should say that I had baptized in my free; there is neither male nor fe
own name. ... Christ sent me, not male ; for ye are all one in Christ.
to baptize, but to preach the gospel. Rom. 6: 2. How shall we that 10: 1. Moreover, brethren, I are dead to sin live any longer there would not that ye should be ignoin? Know ye not, that as many of rant how that all our fathers were
were baptized into Jesus under the cloud, and all passed Christ, were baptized into his death? through the sea; and were all bap'Therefore we are buried with him tized unto Moses in the cloud and in by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead, by the glory of the Father, even so 3. Relation of Baptism to Circumcision, we also should walk in newness of
and other Jewish Rites. life. For if we be planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall Rom. 2: 25. For circumcision be also in the likeness of his resur- verily profiteth, if thou keep the rection; knowing this that our old law; but if thou be a breaker of body of sin might be destroyed, that uncircumcision. Therefore, if the henceforth we should not serve sin. uncircumcision keep the righteous
Col. 2: 11. In whom also ye are ness of the law, shall not his uncircircumcised with the circumcision cumcision be counted for circumcismade without hands, in putting off ion? And shall not uncircumcision the body of the sins of the flesh: by which is by nature, if it fulfil the the circumcision of Christ, buried | law, judge thee, who by the letter with him in baptism; wherein also and circumcision dost transgress the ye are risen with him through the law? For he is not a Jew, which faith of the operation of God, who is one outwardly; neither is that hath raised him from the dead. And circumcision, which is outward in you being dead in your sins, and the the flesh: but he is a Jew which is uncircumcision of your flesh, hath one inwardly; and circumcision is he quickened together with him, that of the heart, in the spirit, and having forgiven you all trespasses. not in the letter: whose praise is
1 PETER 3: 17. For it is better, not of men, but of God.
Gen. 17: 7. I will establish my | where the priests' feet stood firm, covenant with thee and with thy twelve stones,and ye shall carry them seed after thee in their generations over with you, and leave them in the for an everlasting covenant. - 11. lodging-place, where ye shall lodge And
ye shall circumcise the flesh of this night. your foreskin; and it shall be a 19. And the people came up out of token of the covenant betwixt me Jordan, on the tenth day of the first
month, and encamped in Gilgal, in Rom. 4: 11. And he received the east border of Jericho. And the sign of circumcision; a seal of those twelve stones, which they took the righteousness of faith, which he out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in had, being uncircumcised; that he | Gilgal. And he spake unto the chilmight be the father of all then that dren of Israel, saying, When your believe, though they be not circum- children shall ask their fathers in cised.
time to come, saying, What mean Ex. 24: 6. And Moses took half these stones ? Then ye shall let of the blood, and put it in basins; your children know, saying, Israel and half of the blood he sprinkled came over this Jordan on dry land. on the altar. And he took the book For the LORD your God dried up the of the covenant and read in the au- waters of Jordan from before you, dience of the people: and they said, until ye were passed over, as the All that the LORD hath said will we Lord your God did to the Red sea, do, and be obedient. And Moses which he dried up from before us, took the blood, and sprinkled it on until we were gone over : that all the people, and said, Behold the the people of the earth might know blood of the covenant which the the hand of the Lor), that it is mighLord hath made with you concern- ty : that ye might fear the LORD ing all these words.
your God forever. MARK 7: 4. And when they come from the market, except they 2. Memorial of Christ's Death for wasu (baptize] they eat not. And
Sin. many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the
The Sacrament. WASHING [baptizing] of cups and pots, brazen vessels and tables.
Mat. 26': 26. As they were eatHeb. 9: 9. The first tabernacle ing, Jesus took bread and blessed it was a figure for the time then pres- and break it, and gave it to the disent in which were offered, both gifts ciples and said, Take, eat; this is and sacrifices, that could not make
my body. And he took the
and him that did the service perfect, as
it to them, pertaining to the conscience, which saying, Drink ye all of it; for this stood only in meats and drinks and is my blood of the New Testament, diverse washings [baptisms] carnal which is shed for many, for the reordinances, imposed on them till mission of sins. For I say unto you, the time of reformation.
I will not drink henceforth of the LUKE 11: 38. When the Phari- fruit of the vine, until that day when see saw it, he marvelled that he had I drink it
Fathnot first WASHED [baptized] before er's kingdom. And when they had dinner.
sung an hymn, they went out into the
Mouut of Olives.
Mat. 14 : 22. And as they did eat,
Jesus took bread, and blessed, and 1. Of Deliverance among the Jews. brake it, and gave to them, and said,
Take, eat : this is my body. And Josh. 4: 1. And it came to pass, he took the cup, and when he had when all the people were clean passed given thanks, he gave it to them : over Jordan that the Lord spake un- and they all drank of it. And he to Joshua, saying, Take you twelve said unto them, This is my blood of men out of the people, out of every the New Testament, which is shed tribe a man, and command ye them, for many. Verily, I say unto you, I saying, Take you hence out of the will drink no more of the fruit of midst of Jordan, out of the place the vine, until that day that I drink
of that cup.
it new in the kingdom of God. And passover is sacrificed for us. Therewhen they had sung a hymn, they fore let us keep the feast, not with went out into the Mount of Olives. the old leaven, neither with the
Luke 22 : 14. And when the hour leaven of malice and wickedness; was come, he sat down, and the but with the unleavened bread of twelve Apostles with him. And he sincerity and truth. said unto them, with desire I have 10:21. Ye cannot drink the cup desired to eat this
passover with you of the Lord and the cup of devils ; before I suffer. For I say unto you, we cannot be partakers of the Lord's I will not any more eat thereof, un- table and the table of devils. til it be fulfilled in the kingdom of 11 : 27. Whosoever shall eat this God. And he took the cup, and bread, and drink this cup of the gave thanks, and said, Take this, Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of and divide it among yourselves. For the body and blood of the Lord. But I say unto you, I will not drink of let a man examine himself, and so the fruit of the vine, until the king- let him eat of that bread and drink dom of God shall come.
For he that eateth And he took bread, and gave and drinketh unworthily, eateth and thanks, and brake it, and gave unto drinketh damnation to himself, not them, saying, This is my body which discerning the Lord’s body, For is given for you : this do in remem- this cause many are weak and sickly brance of me. Likewise also the among you, and many sleep. For cup after supper, saying, This is the if ye would judge yourselves, ye New Testament in my blood, which should not be judged. is shed for you.
But behold, the [For services at the communion hand of him that betrayeth me is table see our Savior's conversation at with me on the table.
the appointment of the ordinance. 1 Cor. 11. 23. For I have receiv- John 13 to 16, and his prayer, John ed of the Lord, that which also I 17.] delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he IV. Religious Festivals. was betrayed, took bread : and when he had given thanks, he brake it, 1. Thanksgivings for Mercies and Deand said, Take, eat : this is my body
liverances. which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me. After the same
(1.) Moses and Miriam. manner also he took the
when he had supped, saying, This cup
Ex. 15 : 1. I will sing unto the
is the New Testament in my blood :
for he hath triumphed glothis do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in riously : the horse and his rider hath
he thrown into the sea. The LORD remembrance of me. For as often
and he as ye eat this bread, and drink this
my strength and my song
is become my salvation. 21. And cup, ye do show the Lord's death till
Miriam answered them : Sing ye to he come.
the Lord; for he hath triumphed
gloriously; the horse and his rider Manner of observing this Ordinance.
hath he thrown into the sea. Acts 20:7. On the first day of
(2.) Deborah and Barak. the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preach
Judg. 5 : 2. Praise ye the LORD ed unto them.
for the avenging of Israel, when the 1 Cor. 10): 16. The cup of bless- people willingly offered themselves. ing which we bless, is it not the f, even I, will sing unto the Lord; communion of the blood of Christ? I will sing praise unto the Lord God The bread which we break, is it not
of Israel. — 9. My heart is toward the communion of the body of Christ? the governors of Israel, who offered For we being many are one body willingly of their substance ; praise and one bread; for we are all par- ye the Lord. takers of that one bread. 5: 7. Purge out the old leaven,
(3.) David. that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened; for even Christ, our 2 Sam. 22 : 1. And David spake