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have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. John xyii. 4.
These things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, yé might have life through his name. John xx. 31.
For other foundation 'cân nó man lay, than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.-1 Cor. iii. 11.
They were all baptized unto Moses, &c. did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the same spiritual Rock which followed (or went with) them; and that Rock was Christ, &c. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them, &c.-1 Cori x. 2. 4. 9.
Jesus Christ, &c. whom ye cruci fied, whom God raised, &c. This is the stone which was set at nought, &c. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved, &c. Against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, &c. Acts iv. 10 12. 27.
Jesus, whom ye slew, &c. him hath God exalted, &c. to be a Prince, and a Saviour; to give repentance unto Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts v. 30, 31. Through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. Acts xiii. 38.
We believe, that through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, &c.-Acts xv. 11.
All the promises of God in him are Yea, and in him are Amen, unto the glory of God.-2 Cor. i. 20.
Paul, &c. reasoned with them out of the scriptures, &c. that this Jesus whom I preach unto you, is Christ. Acts xvii. 2, 3.
Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth (or fore-ordained) to be a pro pitiation, through faith in his blood. -Rom. iii. 24, 25.
God, who hath reconciled us to himself, by Jesus Christ, &c. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.-2 Cor. v. 18, 19.
Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins.-Gal. i. 3, 4.
In him we are blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, have remission of sins, all things.-Eph. i. 3, &c.
The Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.-Gal. ii. 20.
God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, &c. to redeem them who were under the law, &c. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, &c. -Gal. iv. 4, 5. iii. 13. Col. i. 14. Heb. ix. 11, 12.
Blessed be God, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings, &c. in Christ, &c. Chosen us, predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus, &c. made us accepted in the Beloved; in whom we have, &c. re mission of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Eph. i. 3, &c.
God, &c. hath quickened us together with Christ, &c. raised us, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus; who made us nigh, &c. Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom all the building, &c.
Eph. ii. 5, 6. 13, 14. 20, 21. Christ is the head of the church, and the Saviour of the body.-Eph. v. 23.
Who was delivered for our of fences, and was raised again for our justification. Rom. iv. 25.
When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the un godly, &c. While we were yet sin ners, Christ died for us, &c. If when we were enemies, we were reconciled unto God by the death of his Son, &c. Our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement Rom. v. 6. 8. 10, 11.
Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom vii. 24, 25.7% i'?
We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Phil. iii. 20.
It pleased the Father that in him
to reconcile all things unto himself, &c. Christ in (or among) you, the hope of glory.-Col. i. 19, 20. 27. Your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall, &c. Col. iii. 3, 4.
should all fulness dwell, &c. By him. Who hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, &c. The prophets, &c. who prophesied of the grace, &e. searching what, &c. the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory which should follow, &c. Ye were not redeemed with silver and gold, &c. but with the precious blood of Christ, &c. who verily was foreordained, before the foundation of the world, &c.-. 1 Pet. i. 3. 10, 11. 18-20.
His Son Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.-1 Thess. i. 10.
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.-1 Tim. i. 15.
We did not by art, &c. make known the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. but as those who had seen his majesty with our eyes, &c. He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: and this voice, which came from heaven, we heard when we were with him, &c.-2 Pet. i. 16-18.
Jesus Christ, &c. he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world, &c. Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ-1 John ii. 1, 2. 22.
us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation: and hast made us unto our God, &c.-Rev. v. 8-10.
The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, &c.—Rev. xiii. 8. - I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things, &c. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. -Rev. xxii. 16.
THIRDLY, The Excellency of this Saviour, and his Fulness and Dignity.
In his Person and Authority. YET have I set my king (or anointed) upon my holy hill of Sion, &c. The Lord hath said, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee, &c. I shall give thee the heathen for thy inheritance, &c. thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, &c.-Ps. ii. 6-9. xviii. 43, 44.
Thou art fairer than the children of men, grace is poured into thy lips, &c. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory, and thy majesty; and in thy majesty ride, &c. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, whereby the people shall fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre, &c. God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness, above thy fellows, &c. The King, &c. he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.-Ps. xlv. 1-6. 11. Isa. xlix. 2. Numb. xxiv. 17—19.
Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts.-Ps. Ixviii. 18. Eph. iv. 8.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth; they, &c. shall bow down before him and his enemies shall lick the dust, &c. All kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him, &c. His name shall endure for ever: his name
shall be continued as long as the sun (or shall be as a Son, to continue his Father's name for ever), &c. And all nations shall call him blessed.-Ps. lxxii. 8, 9.11, 17, 18. xci. throughout.
I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers, &c. Also I will make him my first-born higher than the kings of the earth, &c. His throne as the days of heaven, as the sun before me.-Ps. lxxxix. 184.108.40.206.
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool, &c. Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.-Ps. cx. 1, 2. 5, 6. Isa. xi. 4.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head of the corner.-Ps. cxviii. 22. Acts iv. 11, 12. Matt. xxi. 42.
Wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things which may be desired, are not to be compared unto it, &c. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding, I have strength: by me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth, &c. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, &c. I cause those who love me, to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures, &c. the Lord possessed me in the beginning, &c. when he appointed the foundations of the earth, then I was by him, &c. His delight; whoso findeth me, findeth life, &c.—Prov. viii. 11. 14-16. 18-23. 29, 30. 35.
Thy name is as ointment poured out, &c.-Cant, i. 3.
The beauty of his person described by the parts thereof, and said in the close to be altogether lovely.—Cant, iv. 10-16. Rev. i. 13-15.
A virgin shall, &c. bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel, God with us, &c.-Isa. vii. 14. Matt. i. 23.
Unto us a child is born, &c, his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace; of the increase of his govern
They shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek, &c. Beth-lehem Ephratah, &c. Out of thee shall he come forth unto me, that is to be ruler in Israel: whose goings forth have been from of old (or the days of eternity).-Micah v. 1, 2. The desire of all nations shall come. -Hag. ii. 7.
He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne, &c. -Zech. vi. 13.
Rejoice greatly, &c. behold, thy King cometh unto thee,&c.-Zech. ix. 9.
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, and worshipped him.-Matt. xx. 20.
When Christ was riding, &c. the multitude cried, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.-Matt. xxi. 9.
Jesus said, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, &c.— Matt. xxviii. 18.
The unclean spirit said, I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God, &c. with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they obey him, &c. He cast out many devils, and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him (or, to say that they knew him).-Mark i. 23, 24. 27. 34. v. 7.
Christ said to the man sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee, &c. Who can forgive sins but God only? &c. The Son of man hath power, &c. to forgive sins.-Mark ii. 5-7.9, 10. Luke v. 20-24.
Jesus he shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end, &c. The holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. Luke i. 31-33.35.
At twelve years old, He sat in the midst of the doctors in the temple, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all who heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.-Luke ii. 42. 46, 47. John vii. 46.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptores.-Luke xxiv. 45.
needed not that any man should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.-John ii. 24, 25. Luke ix. 47.
No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he who came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in hea ven, &c. He who cometh from above, is above all, &c. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.-John iii. 13. 31. 34, 35.
What things soever the Father doth, those also doth the Son likewise, &c. For as the Father raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will, &c. He hath committed all judgment to the Son; that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father, &c. As the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself: and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because, &c.-John v. 19. 21— 23. 26, 27.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, &c. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made which was made, &c. He is the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, &c. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, &c. Is preferred before me, for he was before me.John i. 3. 9, 10. 14, 15. 27. 30. iii. 16. 1 John i. 1, 2. -1 Cor. x. 4. 9. Heb. iii. 3, 4.
Jesus, &c. knew all men, and
Him hath God, the Father sealed, &c. I came down from heaven, &c. If ye see the Son of man ascend up where he was before, &c. Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him, &c. We believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.-John vi. 27. 38. 62. 64. 69.
Jesus said, I am the light of the world, &c. Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.-John viii. 12. 58. ix. 5. 1 Cor. x. 4. 9.
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God, &c. Ye call me Master, and Lord, and ye say well, for 80 I am John xiii. 3. 13.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father; and Jesus said, &c. He who hath seen me hath seen the Father, &c. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, &c. The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.-John xiv. 8, 9. 11.30.