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of all the scripture: all things and persons in the old world were types of him; all the prophets foretold him, all God's love runs through him, all the gifts and graces of the Spirit flow from him, the whole eye of Good is upon him, and all his designs both in heaven and earth meet in him; the great design of God is this, That “ he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are ou earth, even in him," Eph. 1:10.

All things are summed up in this one Jesus Christ: if, we look on the creation, the whole world was made by Christ, if we look on providences, all things subsist in Christ, they have their being, and their well-being in him. Where may we find God but in Christ?. Where may we see God but in this essential and eternal glass? Christ is “the face of God," 2 Cor. 4:6. “ The brightness of bis glory, the express image of his Fa. ther's person,” Heb. 1:3. The Father is (as it were) all sun, and all pearl; and Jesus Christ is the substantial rays, the eternal and essential irradiation of the sun of glory: Christ outs God as the seal doth the stamp: Christ reveals God, as the face of a man doth reveal the man, so Christ to Philip, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father,” John 14:9. 9. d. I am as like the Father as God is like himself: there is a perfect in. divisible unity between the Father and me, “I and the Father are one;"> one very God, he the begetter, and I the begotten: Christ is the substalitial rose that grew out of the Father from eternity: Christ is the essential wisdom of God; Christ is the substantial word of God, the intellectual birth of the Lord's infinite understanding: oh the, worth of Christ! compare we other things with Christ, and they will bear no weight at all; cast into the balance with him, angels, they are wise, but he is wisdom; cast into the balance with him men, they are liars, lighter than vanity, but Christ is “the Amen, the faithful witness;" cast into the scales kings, and all kings, and all their glory, why he is King of kings; cast into the scale millions of talents' weight of glory; cast in two worlds, and add to the weight millions of heavens of heavens, and the balance cannot down, the scales are unequal, Christ outweighs all. Shall I yet come nearer home? What is heaven but to be with Christ? What is life eternal but to believe in God, and in his Son Jesus Christ? Where may we find peace with God, and reconciliation with God, but only in Christ? "God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself," 2 Cor. 5:19. Where may we find compassion, mercy, and gentleness to sinners, but only in Christ? It is Christ that takes off infinite wrath, and satisfies justice, and so God is a most lovely, compassionate, desirable God in Jesus: all the goodness of God comes out of God through this golden pipe the Lord Jesus Christ. It is true those essential attributes of love, grace, mercy and goodness, are only in God, and they abide in God, yet the mediatory manifestation of love, grace, mercy and goodness, is only in Christ; Christ alone is treasury, store-house, and magazine of the free goodness and mercy of the Godhead. In him we are elected, adopted, redeemed, justi. fied, sanctified and saved; he is the ladder, and every step of it betwist heaven and earth; he is the way, the truth and the life, he is honor, riches, beauty, health, peace and salvation; he is a suitable and rich portion to every man's soul: that which some of the Jews observe of the manna, that it was in taste according to every man's palate, it is really true of Christ, he is to the soul, whatsoever the soul would have bim to be. All the spiritual blessings wherewith we are enriched, are in and by Christ: God hears our prayers by Christ: God forgives us our iniqui.

ties through Christ; all we have, and all we expect to have, hangs only on Christ: he is the golden hinge, upon which all our salvation turns.

Oh! how should all hearts be taken with this Christ? Christians! turn your eyes upon the Lord: “Look, and look again unto Jesus,” Why stand ye gazing on the toys of this world, when such a Christ is offered to you in the gospel? Can the world die for you? Can the world reconcile you to the Father? Can the world advance you to the kingdom of hea. ven? As Christ is all in all, so let him be the full and complete subject of our desire, and hope, and faith, and love, and joy; let him be in your thoughts the first in the morning, and the last at night. Shall I speak one word more to thee that believest? Oh! apply in particular all the transactions of Jesus Christ to thy very self; remember how he came out of his Father's bosom for thee, wept for thee, bled for thee, poured out his life for thee, is now risen for thee, gone to heaven for thee, sits at God's right hand, and rules all the world for thee: makes intercession for thee, and at the end of the world will come again for thee, and receive thee to himself, to live with him for ever and ever. Surely if thus thou be. lievest and livest, thy life is comfortable, and thy death will be sweet. If there be any heaven upon earth, thou wilt find it in the practice and ex. ercise of this gospel duty, in “Looking unto Jesus."

FINIS.

CONTENTS.

BOOK 1.

PAGL.

CHAP. I. The proern, division and opening of the words,

CHAP. II. Sect. 1. The duty of looking off all other things confirmed and cleared, 11

Sect. II. An exhortation to look off all other things,

Sect. I. Directions how to look off all other things, . .

CHAP. III. Sect. l. An explanation of the act and object, . .

Sect. 11. The main doctrine and confirmation of it,
Sect. . Use of reproof, .
Sect. iv. Use of exhortatiori,
Sect. v. Motives from our wants, in case of neglect,
Sect. vi. Motives from our riches, in case we are lively in this duty,
Sect. vni. More motives to encourage us in this work,
Sect. viii. Use of direction, • •

BOOK II.
Chap. I. Sect. 1. Of the eternal generation of our Jesus, .

Sect. 11. Of our election in Christ before all worlds,
Sect. III. Of that great treaty betwixt God and Christ to save souls,
Sect. iv. The project, .
Sect. v. The counsel,
Sect. vi. The foreknowledge.
Sect. vii. The purpose,
Sect. III. The decree,

Sect. ix. The covenant,
CHAP. II. Sect. 1. Of knowing Jesus as carrying on the great work of our salva
tion in that eternity,

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Sect. 11. Of considering Jesus ini that respect,
Sect. II. Of desiring after Jesus in that respect,
Sect. iv. Of hoping in Jesus in that respect,
Sect. v. Of believing in Jesus in that respect,
Sect. vi. Of loving Jesus in that respect. .
Sect. vii. Of joying in Jesus in that respect,
Sect. vii. Of calling on Jesus in that respect,
Sect. ix. Of conforming to Jesus in that respect, .

BOOK III.

CHAP. I. Sect. 1. Of Christ promised by degrees,

Sect. 11. Of the covenant of promise, as manifested to Adam, .

Sect. II. Of the covenant of promise, as manifested to Abraham, .

Sect. IV. Of the covenant of promise, as manifested to Moses,

Sect. v. Of the covenant of promise, as manifested to David, .

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Sect. vi. Of the covenant of promise, as manifested to Israel about the time of

their captivity, . . . . . . . . . .

CHAP. II. Sect. 1. Of knowing Jesus as carrying on the great work of our salva-

tion from the creation until his first coming,

Sect. 11. Of considering Jesus in that respect,

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Sect. ii. Of desiring Jesus in that respect,

Sect. iv. Of hoping in Jesus in that respect.

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Sect. v. Of believing in Jesus in that respect, .

Sect. vi. Of loving Jesus in that respect,

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Sect. vn. Of joying in Jesu in that respect,

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Sect. vni. Of calling on Jesus in that respect, . . . . . 153
Sect. ix. Of conforming to Jesus in that respect, . . . . . 155

BOOK IV. PART 1.
Chap. I Sect. 1. Of the tidings of Christ, . . . . . . .

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Sect. 11. Of the conception of Christ,

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Sect. . Of the duplicity of natures in Christ,

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Sect. iv. Of the distinction of the two natures of Christ,

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Sect. v. Of the union of the two natures of Christ in one and the same person,
Sect. vi. Of the birth of Christ,
Sect. yir. Of some consequents after Christ's birth, .

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Chap. II. Sect. 1. Of knowing Jesus, as carrying on the great work of our salva-
tion in his birth, .

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Sect. II. Of considering Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. Ill. Of desiring after Jesus in that respect,
Sect. iv. Of hoping in Jesus in that respect,

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Sect. y. Of believing in Jesus in that respect, . .

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Sect. vi. Of loving Jesus in that respect, . .

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Sect. vir. Of joying in Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. vii. Ofcalling on Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. ix. Of conforming to Jesus in that respect,

BOOK IV. PART II.
Chap. I. Sect. t. Of the first year of Christ's ministry, and therein of the begin.
ning of the gospel, ;.

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Sect. 11. Of the preaching of John the Baptist, -
Sect. Ill. Of the baptism of Jesus, . . .

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Sect. iv. Of the fasting and temptation of Christ,
Sect. v. Of the first manifestations of Christ, .'

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Sect. vi. Of Christ's whipping the buyers and sellers out of the temple, . 246
Chap. II. Sect. I of the second year of Christ's ministry, and of his acts in gen.
eral for that year, . . . . . . . . . .

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Sect. II. Of Christ's sermon this year, :

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Sect. 111. Of Christ's prophetical ofhce,

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Sect. iv. Of Christ's miracles,
Cuap. III. Sect. I. Of the third year of Christ's ministry, and generally of his act.
ing that year,
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Sect. 11. Of Christ's ordination of his apostles, .

260
Sect. II. Of Christ's reception of sinners, . . .
Sect. iv. Of Christ's easy yoke and light burden, .

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CHAP. IV. Sect. 1. Of the fourth year of Christ's ministry, and generally of his act.

ings in that year, . . . .
Kect. ll. Of the distinctions, or several divisions of Christ's righteousness, .
Sect. Il. Of the holiness of Christ's nature, • • •
Sect. iv. Of the holiness of Christ's life, . . . . . . . 283
Sect. v. Of the great controversy, Whether we are not justified by the passive

righteousness of Christ only, without any consideration had to the righte.

ousness of Christ, either inherent in him, or performed by him?. . 287
CAAP. V. Sect. 1. Of knowing Jesus as carrying on the great work of our salvation
in his life,
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Sect. Il. Of considering Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. iii. Of desiring after Jesus in that respect

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Sect. iv. Of hoping in Jesus in that respect,

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Sect. v. Of believing in Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. vi. Of loving Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. vii. Of joying in Jesus in that respect, . .

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Sect. viii. Of calling on Jesus in that respect, .

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Sect. ix. Of conforming to Jesus in that respect,

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BOOK IV. PART III.
CHAP. I. Sect. i. Of the day of Christ's sufferings, divided into parts and hours,

Sect. 11. Of the brook over which Christ passed, . . . . .

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