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acceptation, that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners.
1 Tim. i. 15. Behold, the LORD hath
Looking for that blessproclaimed unto the end ed hope, and the gloriof the world, Say ye to ous appearing of the the daughter of Zion, great God and our SaBehold, thy salvation viour Jesus Christ.--Tit. cometh ; behold, his re- ii. 13. ward is with him, and his work before him.- Is. lxii. 11.
CHRIST ENDUED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Behold my servant, And Jesus, when he whom I uphold; mine was baptized, went up elect, in whom my soul straightway out of the delighteth; I have put water: and, lo, the heamy spirit upon him: he vens were opened unto shall bring forth judg- him, and he saw the Spirit ment to the Gentiles. — of God descending like a Is. xlii. 1
dove, and lighting upon him :
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matt. iii. 16, 17.
He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth
not the Spirit by measure
unto him.-John. iii. 34. And the spirit of the God anointed Jesus of LORD shall rest upon him, Nazareth with the Holy the spirit of wisdom and Ghost and with power: understanding, the spirit who went about doing of counsel and might, the good, and healing all spirit of knowledge and that were oppressed of of the fear of the LORD.— the devil; for God was Is. xi. 2
with him. Acts.x. 38.
Read Isaiah xi. 1–10. John i. 29–37.
Is not this the carpenbefore him as a tender ter's son? is not his moplant, and as a root out ther called Mary? and of a dry ground: he hath his brethren, James, and no form nor comeliness; Joses, and Simon, and and when we shall see Judas ? him, there is no beauty And his sisters, are that we should desire they not all with us? him.
Whence then hath this He is despised and re- man all these things? jected of men; a man of And they were offendsorrows, and acquainted ed in him.--Matt. xiii. with grief: and we hid 55–57. as it were our faces from And Jesus saith unto him; he was despised, him, The foxes have and we esteemed him not. holes, and the birds of -Is. liii. 2, 3.
the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not
where to lay his head. -Matt. viii. 20.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.2 Cor.
viii. 9. Read Isaiah lii. 13, and liii.
CHRIST TO WORK MIRACLES.
Then the eyes of the And great multitudes blind shall be opened, came unto him, having and the ears of the deaf with them those that shall be unstopped. were lame, blind, dumb,
Then shall the lame maimed,and many others, man leap as an hart, and and cast them down at the tongue of the dumb Jesus's feet; and he healsing. - Is. xxxv. 5, 6. ed them :
Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.-Matt. xv. 30, 31.
Now when John had
heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see:
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised
and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.—Matt. xi.
246. Read Isaiah xxxv. Mark vii. 31 to end, ix. 14 --29. John ix.
CHRIST'S ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM. Rejoice greatly, 0 And the disciples went, daughter of Zion; shout, and did as Jesus comO daughter of Jerusalem: manded them, behold, thy King cometh And brought the ass,
unto thee: he is just, and and the colt, and put on having salvation ; lowly, them their clothes, and and riding upon an ass, they set him thereon. and upon a colt the foal And the multitudes of an ass. .-Zech. ix. 9. that went before, and that
Save now, I beseech followed, cried, saying, thee, O LORD: O LORD, Hosanna to the son of I beseech thee, send now David: Blessed is he that prosperity.
cometh in the name of Blessed be he that the Lord; Hosanna in cometh in the name of the highest.--Matt. xxi. the LORD.—Ps. 118, 25, 6, 7, 9. 26. Out of the mouth of And when the chief
and sucklings hast priests and Scribes saw thou ordained strength, the wonderful things that because of thine enemies, he did, and the children that thou mightest still crying in the temple, and the
enemy and the aven- saying, Hosanna to the ger.--Ps. viii. 2
Son of David; they were sore displeased,
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected
xxi. 15, 16.