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5. That the service of the Lord Christ is both safe and honour-
6. Great is the spiritual and eternal security of them that truly
believe in Christ, •. - -
1. All pre-eminence and exaltation of one above others, depends
on the supreme council and will of God,
1. Every thing in Scripture is instructive,
2. It is lawful to draw consequences from the assertions of Scrip-
ture, and such consequences, rightly deduced, are infallibly true,
and de fide,
3. The declaration of Christ to be the Son of God, is the care and
work of the Father, .
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
- . 177
4. The command of God is the ground and reason of all religious
. . . 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
1. Our conceptions of the angels, their nature, office and work, is
to be regulated by the Scripture,
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,
2. It is the duty of all believers to rejoice in the glory, honour,
and dominion of Jesus Christ,
3. It is the divine nature of the Lord Christ, that gives eternity,
stability and unchangeableness, to his throne and kingdom :-
“Thy throne, O God, is for ever," .
4. All the laws, and the whole administration of the kingdom of
Christ by his Word and Spirit, are all equal, righteous and holy :
--" His sceptre is a sceptre of righteousness," -
5. The righteous administrations of the Lord Christ in his govern.
ment, proceed all from his own babitual righteousness and love
thereunto, - - - - - - 206
6. God is a God in especial covenant with the Lord Christ, as he
is the Mediator :-" God thy God,"
7. The collation of the Spirit on the Lord Christ, and his glorious
exaltation, are the peculiar works of God the Father :-“ God
thy God hath anointed thee,”
8. The Lord Jesus Christ is singular in this unction,
9. All that serve God in the work of building the church, accord.
ing to his appointment, are anointed by his Spirit, and shall be
rewarded by his power, Dan. xii. 3. - • - ib.
10. The disciples of Christ, especially those who serve him in his
church faithfully, are his companions in all his grace and glory, 203
1. All the properties of God considered in the person of the Son,
the Head of the church, are suited to give relief, consolation and
support unto believers in all their distresses, - - 224
(1.) The properties of God are those whereby God makes known
himself to us, ; . .. . . .
(2.) God oftentimes declares and proposeth these properties of his
nature to us for our support, consolation, and relief in our trou-
bles, &c. - - - - - -
(3.) That since the entrance of sin, these properties of God, abso-
lutely considered, will not yield that relief and satisfaction unto
the souls of men, which they would have done and did, whilst
man continued obedient unto God, according to the law of his
creation, . . - - - -
(4.) These properties of the divine nalure are in every person of the
(5.) The person of the Word, or the eternal Son of God, may be
considered either absolutely as such, or as designed in the coun-
sel, wisdom and will of the Father, -
2. The whole old creation, even the most glorious parts of it, has-
tening to its period, at least of our present interest in it, and use
of it, calls upon us not to fix our hearts on the small perishing
shares which we have therein, especially since we have him who
is omnipotent and eternal for our inheritance,
3. The Lord Christ the Mediator, the Head and Spouse of the
church, is infinitely exalted above all creatures whatever, in that
he is God over all, omnipotent and eternal,
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
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,
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,
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,
1. The highest honour of the most glorious spirits in heaven, is to
minister unto the Lord in the service whereunto he appoints
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
. - 270
4. Believers obtain heaven by inheritance and free gift of their Fa-
ther, and not by any merit of their own,
2. There are sundry times and seasons wherein, and several ways
and means whereby, men are in danger to lose the word that
they have heard, if they attend not diligently unto its preserva-
3. The word heard is not lost without the great sin, as well as the
inevitable ruin of the souls of men, .
4. It is the nature of the word of the gospel to water barren
hearts, and to make them fruitful unto God, . . ib.
5. The consideration of the revelation of the gospel by the Son of
God, is a powerful motive unto diligent attendance unto it, 284
6. The true and only way of honouring the Lord Christ as the
Son of God, is by diligent attendance and obedience unto his
1. Motives unto a due valuation of the gospel, and perseverance
in the profession of it, taken from the penalties annexed unto
the neglect of it, are evangelical, and of singular use in the
preaching of the word, .
2. All punishments annexed unto the transgression either of the
law or gospel, are effects of God's vindictive justice, and con-
sequently just and equal, . .
3. Every concern of the law and gospel, both as to their nature
and promulgation, is to be weighed and considered by believers, .
to beget in their hearts a right and due valuation of them, 306
4. What means soever God is pleased to use in the revelation of
his will, he gives it a certainty, stedfastness, assurance and evi- .
dence, which our faith may rest in, and which cannot be ne-
glected without the greatest sin, - - - 309
5. Every transaction between God and man, is always considered
and ratified by promises and threatenings, rewards and punish-
ments, “ every trespass," .
- - 311
6. The most glorious administrators of the law, do stoop to look
into the mysteries of the gospel, .. .
7. Covenant transgressions are attended with unavoidable penalties,
8. The gospel is a word of salvation to them that do believe,
9. The salvation tendered in the gospel, is great salvation,
10. Men are apt to entertain thoughts of escaping the wrath of
God, though they live in a neglect of the gospel, .
11. The neglecters of the gospel shall unavoidably perish under
the wrath of God,
. 2. That he is our only head,
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, -
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
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, - -
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
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,
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,