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Then Pilate commande the body to be delive..... -Matt. xxvii. 57, 58.

And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight

Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

John xix. 39, 40. Read Luke xxiii. 50, to end. John xix. 38, to end.

XIX.

CHRIST'S RESURRECTION.

Therefore my heart is He seeing this before glad, and my glory re- spake of the resurrection joiceth: my flesh also of Christ, that his soul shall rest in hope. was not left in hell, nei

For thou wilt not leave ther his flesh did see cormy soul in hell; neither ruption. wilt thou suffer thine Ho This Jesus hath God ly One to see corruption. raised up, whereof we all —Ps. xvi. 9, 10.

are witnesses.-Acts ii. 31, 32 .

For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption :

But he, whom God raised again, saw no cor

ruption.-Acts xiii. 36, 37. Thy dead men shall Why seek ye the living live, together with my among the dead? dead body shall they He is not here, but is arise. Awake and sing, risen.-Lu. xxiv. 5, 6. ye that dwell in dust: for

And with great power thy dew is as the dew of gave the apostles witness herbs, and the earth shall of the resurrection of the cast out the dead.—Is. Lord Jesus.-Acts iv. xxvi. 19.

33. I know that my Re Jesus said unto her, I deemer liveth, and that am the resurrection, and he shall stand at the lat- the life: he that beter day upon the earth: lieveth in me, though he

And though after my were dead, yet shall he skin worms destroy this live.John xi, 25. body, yet in my flesh Now is Christ risen shall I see God :

from the dead, and beWhom I shall see for come the first-fruits of myself, and mine eyes them that slept.—1 Cor. shall behold, and not another.-Job xix. 25–27.

Read Luke xxiv. and John XX.

xv. 20.

XX.

CHRIST'S ASCENSION. Thou hast ascended on

And it came to pass, high, thou hast led cap- while he blessed them, tivity captive: thou hast he was parted from them, received gifts for men; and carried up into heayea, for the rebellious ven.—Lu. xiv. 51. also, that the LORD God So then after the Lord might dwell

among had spoken unto them, them.-Ps. lxviii. 18. he was received up into

heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.Mark xvi. 19.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts

unto men.—Ephes. iv. 8. Read Acts i. 1-10.

XXI.

CHRIST SENDING THE HOLY GHOST.

And it shall come to And, behold, I send pass afterward, that I the promise of my Father will pour out my spirit upon you: but tarry ye upon all flesh; and your in the city of Jerusalem, sons and your daughters until ye be endued with shall prophesy, your old power from on high.men shall dream dreams, Lu. xxiv. 49.

your young men shall see

And when the day of visions :

Pentecost was fully come, And also upon the ser they were all with one vants and upon the hand- accord in one place. maids in those days will And they were all fillI pour out my spirit.— ed with the Holy Ghost, Joel ii. 28, 29.

and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

-Acts ii. 1, 4. Thou hast ascended Therefore being by the on high, thou hast led right hand of God exaltcaptivity captive: thou ed, and having received hast received gifts for of the Father the promen; yea, for the rebel- mise of the Holy Ghost, lious also, that the LORD he hath shed forth this, God might dwell among which ye now see and them.-Ps. lxviii. 18. hear.-Acts ï. 33.

Read Acts ii.

XXII.

CHRIST BRINGING SALVATION TO THE GENTILES.

Nevertheless the dim And leaving Nazareth, ness shall not be such as he came and dwelt in was in her vexation, Capernaum, which is when at the first he light- upon the sea

coast, in the ly afflicted the land of borders of Zabulon and Žebulun, and the land of Nephthalim : Naphtali, and afterward That it might be fuldid more grievously af- filled which was spoken flict her by the way of by Esaias the prophet, the sea, beyond Jordan, saying,

in Galilee of the na The land of Zabulon, tions.

and the land of NephthaThe people that walk- lim, by the way of the ed in darkness have seen sea, beyond Jordan, Gaa great light: they that lilee of the Gentiles; dwell in the land of the The people which sat shadow of death, upon in darkness saw great them hath the light light; and to them which shined.—Is. ix. 1, 2. sat in the region and sha

dow of death light is sprung up.-Matt. iv. 13

-16. I the LORD have call Lord, now lettest thou ed thee in righteousness, thy servant depart in and will hold thine hand, peace, according to thy and will keep thee, and word : give thee for a covenant For mine eyes have of the people, for a light seen thy salvation, of the Gentiles;

Which thou hast preTo open the blind pared before the face of eyes, to bring out the pri- all people; soners from the prison, A light to light the and them that sit in dark- Gentiles, and the glory ness out of the prison of thy people Israel. house.Is. xlii. 6, 7. Lu. ii. 29–32.

I will also give thee for He said unto them, Go a light to the Gentiles, ye into all the world, and that thou mayest be my preach the Gospel to evesalvation unto the end of

ry.

creature. the earth.-Is. xlix. 6. He that believeth and

is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.-Mark xvi, 15,

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