LUKE, ii. 13, 14.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitudeof the heavenly host, praising God, and saying; Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

Sr. Paul, having said, “Without controversy, "great is the mystery of godliness; God was ma"nifest in the flesh," adds among other things, that he "was seen of angels." These heavenly worshippers saw the Lord of glory, their Creator and Sovereign, clothed with human flesh, and laid as an infant in a manger; they saw him tempted by the devil in the wilderness, and ministered to him when he had overcome the enemy; they were spectators of his transfiguration on the mount, and of his agony in the garden; they beheld him expire on the cross; they attended his glorious resurrection

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and ascension; and when he was exalted in human nature to the mediatorial throne, they did him homage, and joined the redeemed in singing, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, "and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." For when the Father "bringeth in the First begotten into the "world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. Finally they will be attendant and ministering servants, when Christ shall come to raise the dead and judge the world

In taking occasion from the present festival to discourse on a subject, with which we should be conversant at every season of the year, 1 shall,

I. Make some remarks on the event celebrated by the heavenly host.

II. Explain their song of exalted praise and adoration.

III. Endeavour to bring the matter home to ourselves by some practical deductions.

And may the Lord himself direct and bless our meditations; that we may be animated and assisted, in "keeping a day unto the Lord," after a holy aud heavenly manner; and not in conformity

Rev. v. 9-14. * Heb. i. 6.

SIGNS and DUTIES of the TIMES, &c.

ANCE stated from Scripture, and shewn consistent with
exhortatory and practical Preaching, and conducive to
Holiness of life.

sent me.

All that the Father and him that cometh unto For I came down from but the will of him that

SERMON.-John vi. 37-40.
giveth me shall come unto me:
me, I will in no wise cast out.
heaven, not to do mine own will,
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me,
that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing,
but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is
the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the
Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life; and I
will raise him up at the last day.









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