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5. That the service of the Lord Christ is both safe and honour-

able,

6. Great is the spiritual and eternal security of them that truly

believe in Christ, •. - -

VERSE 4.

1. All pre-eminence and exaltation of one above others, depends

on the supreme council and will of God,

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VERSE 5.

1. Every thing in Scripture is instructive,

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157

2. It is lawful to draw consequences from the assertions of Scrip-

ture, and such consequences, rightly deduced, are infallibly true,

and de fide,

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158

3. The declaration of Christ to be the Son of God, is the care and

work of the Father, .

159

VERSE 6.

1. That the authority of God speaking in the Scripture, is that

alone which divine faith rests upon, and is to be resolved into, 176

2. That for the begetting,'increasing, and strengthening of faith,

it is useful to have important fundamental truths confirmed by

many testimonies of Scripture, .

3. The whole creation of God hath a great concern in God's

bringing forth Christ into the world, and in his exaltation in his

kingdom, -

- . 177

4. The command of God is the ground and reason of all religious

worship,

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. . . 179

5. That the Mediator of the new covenant is in his own person

. God blessed for ever, to whom divine or religious worship is due

from the angels themselves,

6. The Father, upon the account of the work of Christ in the

world, and his kingdom that ensued on it, gives a new command-

ment unto the angels to worship him, his glory being greatly

concerned therein), -

7. Great is the church's security and honour, when the Head of

it is worshipped by all the angels in heaven, ·

8. It can be no duty of the saints of the New Testament to wor-

ship angels, who are their fellow-servants in the worship of Jesus

Christ, •

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VERSE 7.

1. Our conceptions of the angels, their nature, office and work, is

to be regulated by the Scripture,

• 186

2. That the glory, honour and exaltation of the angels, lies in

their subserviency to the providence of God,

VERSES 8, 9.

1. The conferring and comparing of Scriptures, is an excellent

means of coming to an acquaintance with the mind and will of

God in them,

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church, is infinitely exalted above all creatures whatever, in that

he is God over all, omnipotent and eternal,

- 226

4. The whole world, the heavens and carth, being made by the

Lord Christ, and being to be dissolved by him, is wholly at his

disposal, to be ordered for the good of them that do believe,

5. There is no just cause of fear unto believers from any thing in

· heaven or earth, seeing they are all of the making, and at the

· disposal of Jesus Christ, - - - -

6. Whatever our changes may be, inward or outward, yet Christ

changing not, our eternal condition is secured, and relief pro-

vided against all present troubles and miseries, . . .

7. Such is the frailty of the nature of man, and such the perishing

condition of all created things, that none can ever obtain the

least stable consolation, but what ariseth from an interest in the

omnipotency, sovereignty, and eternity of the Lord Christ, 227

VERSE 13.

1. The authority of God the Father, in the exaltation of Jesus

Christ as the Head and Mediator of the church, is greatly to be

regarded by believers,

• 247

2. The exaltation of Christ, is the great pledge of the acceptance

of the work of mediation performed in the behalf of the church,

3. Christ hath many enemies to his kingdom,

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4. The kingdom and rule of Christ is perpetual and abiding, not-

withstanding all the opposition that is made against it, -

5. The end whereunto the Lord Jesus Christ will assuredly bring

all his enemies, let them bluster whilst they please, shall be

unto them miserable and shameful, to the saints joyful, to him.

self victorious and triumphant,

"phant, -

VERSE 14.

1. The highest honour of the most glorious spirits in heaven, is to

minister unto the Lord in the service whereunto he appoints

them, .

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- 256

2. Unto what ends and purposes doth God make use of the minis-

try of angels, for the good of them that do believe, : 262

3. The Socratical fancy of one single guardian angel attending

every one ; as it is, if admitted, a real impeachment of the con-

solation of believers, so a great inducement unto superstition and

idolatry,

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. - 270

4. Believers obtain heaven by inheritance and free gift of their Fa-

ther, and not by any merit of their own,

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. 2. That he is our only head,

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VERSES 6-9.

1. The consideration of the infinitely glorious excellencies of the

nature of God manifesting themselves in his works, doth great-

ly set out his condescension and grace, in his regard and respect

to mankind, - - - - -

1. The respect, care, love and grace of God unto mankind express-

ed in the person and mediation of Jesus Christ, is a matter of sin.

gular and eternal admiration, -

. 383

2. That such was the inconceivable love of Jesus Christ the Son of

God unto the souls of men, that he was free and willing to con-

descend unto any condition for their good and salvation, - 387

3. The blessed issue of the abasement of Jesus Christ, in his exal-

tation unto honour and glory, is an assured pledge of the final

glory and blessedness of all that believe in him, whatever diffi.

culties and dangers they may be exercised withal in the way, 391

4. Jesus Christ as the Mediator of the new covenant, hath abso.

lute and supreme authority given unto him, over all the works

of God in heaven and earth, .

5. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only Lord of the gospel state of

the church, called under the Old Testament the world to come,

6. The Lord Jesus Christ in his death did undergo the penal sen-

tence of the law, in the room and stead of them for whom he

died,

- ib.

VERSE 10.

1. That the whole work of saving the sons of God from first to

last, their guidance and conduct through sins and sufferings un-

tn glory, is committed unto the Lord Jesus, - . 404

2. That the Lord Jesus Christ being priest, sacrifice and altar him-

self, the offering whereby he was consecrated unto the perfec-

tion and complement of his office, was of necessity to be part of

that work which, as our priest and mediator he was to undergo

and perform, - -

. 415

3. The Lord Christ being consécrated and perfected through suf.

ferings, bath consecrated the way of sufferings, for all that fol.

low him to pass through unto glory, - . . ib.

4. Such is the desert of sin, and such is the immutability of the

justice of God, that there was no way possible to bring sinners

unto glory, but by the death and sufferings of the Son of God,

who undertook to be the captain of their salvation, . 420

VERSES 11-13.

1. That all the children that are to be brought unto glory, antece-

dently unto their relation unto the Lord Christ, are polluted, de-

filed, separate from God,

en.

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conocina Church. He

. . 433

2. That the Lord Christ is the great sanctifier of the Church. He

as the Captain of salvation, sanctifies every son whom he brings

to glory, .. . ; : :

3. The agreement of Christ and the elect in one common nature,

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