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circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOWING TO
THE FLESH, AND TO THE SPIRIT.
GALATIANS, vi. 7, 8. Be not deceived; God is
not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption : but he that soweth to the spirit, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting
THE FAITHFUL SAYING.
1 Tim. i. 15. This is a faithful saying, and
worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,
THE BRAZEN SERPENT.
John, iii. 14, 15. And as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the Wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in Hin, should not perish, but have eternal life. 126
JESUS CHRIST THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL
HEBREWS, v. 9. And being made perfect, He
became the Author of Eternal Salvation unto all them that obey Him.
THE OFFICES AND GIFTS OF JESUS CHRIST.
Acts, v. 31. Him hath God exalted with His
right Hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give Repentance to Israel, and Forgiveness of Sins.
THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL, IN CHANGING
THE HEARTS AND LIVES OF MEN:
I CORINTHIANS, vi. 11. And such were some of
you : but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
SANCTIFICATION THROUGH THE WORD.
JOHN, xvii. 17., Sanctify them through thy Truth: Thy Word is “Truth.
FALSE AND TRUE MARKS OF GROWTH IN
2 PETER, iii. 18. Grow in Grace.
THE DUTY OF LETTING OUR LIGHT SHINE
MATTHEW, v. 16. Let your Light so shine before
Men, that they may see your good Works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. 226
THE WORLD OVERCOME BY FAITH.
1 John, v. 4. This is the victory that overcometh the World, even our Faith.
BLESSEDNESS OF THOSE WHO HUNGER AND
THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS.
MATTHEW, v. 6. Blessed are they which do hunger
and thirst after Righteousness ; for they shall be filled.
John, x. 14. I know my Sheep, and am known of mine.
PROMISE OF STRENGTH AND PEACE.
Psalm, xxix. 11. The Lord will give Strength
unto his People : the Lord will bless his People with Peace.
GHRIST'S SECOND COMING.
MALACHI, iii. 2. But who may abide the Day of
his Coming? And who shall stand when He appeareth.
THE FOOLISH BARGAIN.
MATTHEW, xvi. 26. What is a man profited, if he shall gain
the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for
his soul? No
person can hear these questions without understanding them. Their meaning is plain. They speak for themselves, and carry with them their own answer. Our blessed LORD, in asking them, clearly intended to lay down this awful and interesting truth: ! That the man, who for the sake of worldly happiness, however great, shall lose his soul, will make a most foolish bargain, and in the end will bitterly repent what he has done.'
This truth I shall endeavour to explain
In judging of a bargain, whether it be good or bad, two particulars must be taken into account, the thing bought, and the price given for it. These must be compared 10gether, for it is the proportion which they bear in value to each other, that shews what