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This Edition has been carefully revised, and slightly abridged,
with some changes of obsolete words.
Sketch of the Author's Life,
CHAPTER I-the excellENCY OF THE SUBJECT.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save
CHAPTER II-CHRIST IN HIS ESSENTIAL AND PRIMEVAL GLORY.
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. Prov. 8:30.
CHAPTER III.-THE COVENANT OF REDEMPTION BETWEEN THE
FATHER AND THE REDEEMER.
Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." Isa. 53:12.
CHAPTER IV.-THE ADMIRABLE LOVE OF GOD IN GIVING HIS OWN
SON FOR US.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
CHAPTER V.-OF CHRIST'S WONDERFUL PERSON.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. John,
CHAPTER VI.-OF THE AUTHORITY BY WHICH CHRIST AS MEDIATOR
For him hath God the Father sealed. John, 6:27.
CHAPTER VII.-OF THE SOLEMN CONSECRATION OF THE MEDIATOR.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself." John, 17:19.
CHAPTER VIII.-OF THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S MEDIATION.
And one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ
CHAPTER IX.--THE FIRST BRANCH OF CHRIST'S PROPHETICAL office,
CONSISTING IN THE REVELATION OF THE WILL OF GOD.
A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you. Acts, 3:22.
CHAPTER X.-THE SECOND BRANCH OF CHRIST'S PROPHETICAL OFFICEILLUMINATION OF THE UNDERSTANDING.
Then opened he their understandings, that they might under
stand the Scriptures.
CHAPTER XI.-NATURE AND NECESSITY OF THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST.
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the
CHAPTER XII.-EXCELLENCY OF OUR HIGH PRIEST'S OBLATION.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are
CHAPTER XIII.-INTERCESSION OF CHRIST. THE SECOND PART OF
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that
CHAPTER XIV.-THE SATISFACTION OF CHRIST. THE FIRST EFFECT
OF HIS PRIESTHOOD.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.
Gal. 3: 13.
CHAPTER XV.-THE INHERITANCE PURCHASED BY THE OBLATION OF
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth
CHAPTER XVI.-KINGLY OFFICE OF CHRIST AS EXECUTED SPIRIT
UALLY UPON THE SOULS OF THE REDEEMED.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5.
CHAPTER XVII. THE KINGLY OFFICE OF CHRIST, AS PROVIDEN-
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the
CHAPTER XVIII.-CHRIST'S HUMILIATION IN HIS INCARNATION. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil. 2:8.
CHAPTER XIX.--CHRIST'S HUMILIATION-IN HIS LIFE. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil. 2: 8.
CHAPTER XX.-CHRIST'S HUMILIATION UNTO DEATH. HIS FIRST
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the
world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through
CHAPTER XXI.-SECOND PREPARATIVE ACT OF CHRIST FOR HIS
The Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed,
CHAPTER XXII.-THIRD PREFARATIVE ACT OF CHRIST FOR HIS
And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and
CHAPTER XXIII-FIRST PREPARATIVE FOR CHRIST'S DEATH ON
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,
CHAPTER XXIV.-THE SECOND AND THIRD PREPARATIVES FOR CHRIST'S
And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he
CHAPTER XXV.-CHRIST'S ADDRESS TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM.
And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. Luke, 23:27, 28, &c.
CHAPTER XXVI.-THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S DEATH.
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and fore