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Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
X. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation"
Q. 25. Hove
weak, but is mighty in you.
Heb. uttermost parts of the earth for thy v. 5. So also Christ glorified not
possession. Ver. 9. Thou shalt break himself to be made an high priest ;
them with a rod of iron, thou shalt but he that said unto him, Thou art dash them in pieces like a potter's my Son, to-day have I begotten thee. vessel. Ver. 10. Be wise now thereVer. 6. As he saith also in another fore, o ye kings: be instructed, ye place, Thou art a priest for
af. judges of the earth. Ver. 11. Serve ter the order of Melchisedec: Ver. 7. the Lord with fear, and rejoice with Who in the days of his flesh, when trembling: he had offered up prayers and sup;
24. u John i. 18. No man hath plications, with strong crying and
seen God at any time; the only betears, unto him that was able to save
gotten Son, which is in the bosom of him from death, and was heard in
the Father, he hath declared him, that he feared. Heb. vii. 25, 1 Pet. i. 10. Of which salvation the Wherefore he is able also to save
prophets have enquired, and searchthem to the uttermost that come un
ed diligently, who prophesied of the to God by him, seeing he ever liv
grace that should come unto you: eth to niake intercession for them.
Ver. 11. Searching what, or what Psal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my King
manner of time the Spirit of Christ upon my holy hill of Zion. Isa. ix. 6. which was in them did signify, when For unto us a child is born, unto us
it testified beforehand the sufferings a Son is given, and the government
of Christ, and the glory that should shall be upon his shoulder: and his
follow. Ver. 12. Unto whom it was name shall be called. Wonderful, revealed, that not unto themselves, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
but unto us they did minister the everlasting Father, "The Prince of things which are now reported unto Peace. Ver. 7. Of the increase of
you by them that have preached the his government and peace there shall gospel unto you, with the Holy Ghost be no end, upon the throne of Da
sent down from heaven; which things vid, and upon his kingdom, to order
the angels desire to look into. John it, and to establish it with judgment
xv. 15. Henceforth I call you not and with justice, fronı henceforth,
servants; for the servant knoweth not even for ever: the zeal of the Lord
what his lord doeth : but I have call. of hosts will perform this.
Mat. ed you friends; for all things that I axi
, 5. Tell ye the daughter of Sion, have heard of my Father I have made Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, known unto you.
John xx. 31. But meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a
these are written, that ye might be
Psal. ii. 8. lieve that Jesus is the Christ, the Son Ask of me, and I shall give thee the of God, and that believing ye heathen for thine inheritance, and the might have life through his name.
colt the foal of an ass.
25. W Heb.
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice", and reconcile us to God *; and in making continual intercession for us y.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the ofice of a king?.
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself?, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies Q. 27. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?
A. Christ's humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition", made under the law, undergoing the
set it up.
it. Ver. 2.
25. W Heb. ix. 14. How much phets; as it is written, Ver. 16. Af more shall the blood of Christ, who ter this I will return, and will build through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge
again the tabernacle of David, which
is failen down; and I will build your conscience from dead works, to again the ruins thereof, and I will serve the living God? Ver. 28. So Christ was once offered to bear the a Isa. xxxiii. 22. For the Lord is sins of many: and unto them that look for him shall he appear the
our judge, the Lord is our law-giver,
the Lord is our king ; he will save second time, without sin, unto salvation.
b Isa. xxxii. 1. Behold, a King shall x Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all
reign in righteousness, and princes things it behoved him to be made shall rule in judgment. like unto his brethren, that he might And a man shall be as an hiding, be a merciful and faithful high priest place from the wind, and a covert in things pertaining to God, to make
from the tempest; as rivers of water reconciliation for the sins of the people.
in a dry place; as the shadow of a y Heb. vii. 24. But this man,
great rock in a weary land. be
ci Cor. xv. 25. For he must cause he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Ver. 25.
reign, till he hath put all enemies unWherefore he is able also to save
der his feet. Psal. cx. throughout,
27. d Luke ii. 7. And she brought them to the uttermost that come uni
forth her first-born son, and wrapped to God by him, seeing he ever liveth
him in swaddling-clothes, and laid to make intercession for them. 26. 2 Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath de
him in a manger, because there was clared how God at the first did visit
no room for them in the inn. the Gentiles, to take out of them a
e Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness people for his name.
of the time was come, God sent
Ver. 15. And to this agree the words of the pro
forth his Son, made of a woman,.
made under the law.
miseries of this life, the wrath of Gods, and the cursed death of the cross", in being buried', and continuing under the power of death for a time k.
Q. 28. Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation ?
A. Christ's exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day', in ascending up into heaven in sitting at the right hand of God the Father", and in coming to judge the world at the last dayo.
Q. 29. How
f Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jesus,
our sins, according to the scriptures; the author and finisher of our faith; Ver. 4. And that he was buried, and whó, for the joy that was set before that he rose again the third day, achim, endured the cross, despising the 'cording to the scriptures. shame, and is set down at the right k Acts ii. 24. Whom God hath hand of the throne of God. Ver. 3. raised up, having loosed the pains of For consider him that endured such death: because it was not possible contradiction of sinners against him
that he should be holden of it. self, lest ye be wearied and faint in Ver. 25. For David speaketh conyour minds. Isa. liii. 2. For he shall cerning him, I foresaw the Lord algrow up before him as a tender ways before my face; for he is on plant, and as a root out of a dry my right hand, that I should not be ground: he hath no form nor come moved : Ver. 26. Therefore did my liness; and when we shall see him, heart rejoice, and my tongue was there is no beauty that we should glad; moreover also, my flesh shall desire him. Ver. 3. He is despised
rest in hope: Ver. 27. Because thou and rejected of men, a man of sor
wilt not leave my soul in hell, nei. rows, and acquainted with grief; and ther wilt thou suffer thine Holy One we hid as it were our faces from
to see corruption. Ver. 31. He, him: he was despised, and
seeing this before, spake of the re
surrection of Christ, that his soul 8 Luke xxii. 44. And, being in an
was not left in hell, neither his flesh agony, he prayed more earnestly : did see corruption. and his sweat was as it were great
28 11 Cor. xv. A. And that he drops of blood falling down to the
was buried, and that he rose again ground. Mat. xxvii. 46. And about
the third day, according to the scripthe ninth hour Jesus cried with a
tures. loud_voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama
m Mark xvi. 19. So then, after sabachthani? that is to say, My God,
the Lord had spoken unto them, he my God, why hast thou forsaken nie?
was received up into heaven, and h Phil . ii. 8. And being found in
sat on the right hand of God. fashion as a man, he humbled him
n Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought in self, and became obedient unto death, Christ, when he raised him from the even the death of the cross.
dead, and set him at his own right il Cor. xv. 3. For 1 delivered un hand in the heavenly places. to you first of all that which I also
° Acts i. 11. Which also said, Ye received, how that Christ died for
men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing S
esteemed him not.
ye believed, ye' were sealed with brethren, beloved of the Lord, be
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit !
Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us', and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling *:
Q. 31. What is effectual calling?
up into heaven? this same Jesus, Which is the earnest of our inherit-
ance, until the redemption of the
purchased possession, unto the praise ner as ye have seen him go into of his glory. John vi. 37. All that heaven. Acts xvii. 31. Because he the Father giveth me shall come to hath appointed a day in the which me; and him that cometh to me I he will judge the world in righte- will in no wise cast out.
Ver. 39. ousness by that man whom he hath And this is the Father's will which ordained; whereof he hath given hath sent me, that of all which he assurance unto all men, in that he hath given me I should lose nothing, hath raised him from the dead. but should raise it up again at the last 29. P John i. 11. He came unto
day. Eph. ii. 8. For by grace are ye his own, and his own received him saved, through faith; and that not
Ver. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power
yourselves : it is the gift of God. to become the sons of God, even to
s Eph. iii. 17. That Christ may them that believe on his name.
dwell in your hearts by faith : that 9 Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of love, c. 1 Cor. i. 9. God is faith
ye, being rooted and grounded in righteousness which we have done, ful, by whom ye were called unto but according to his mercy he saved
the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ us, by the washing of regeneration,
our Lord. and renewing of the Holy Ghost ;
31. t 2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved Ver. 6. Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our
us, and called us with an holy callSaviour.
ing, not according to our works, but
according to his own purpose and 30. ' Eph. i. 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
Jesus before the world began.
2 Thess. ü. 13. But we are bound to salvation : in whom also, after that give thanks alway to God for young that Holy Spirit of promise, Ver. 14.
cause God hath from the beginning
grace, which was given us in Christ
by, convincing us of our sin and misery", enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ ", and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel y.
Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification”, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them b.
Q. 33. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins“, and accepteth us as righteous in
chosen you to salvation, through hath sent me, draw him: and I will sanctification of the Spirit, and be raise him up at the last day. Ver. 45. lief of the truth : Ver. 14. Where It is written in the prophets, And únto he called you by our gospel, to they shall be all taught of God. the obtaining of the glory of our Every man therefore that hath Lord Jesus Christ,
heard, and hath learned of the Fa4 Acts ii. 37. Now when they ther, cometh unto me. Phil. ii. 13. heard this, they were pricked in For it is God which worketh in you, their heart, and said unto Peter, and both to will and to do of his good to the rest of the apostles, Men and pleasure. brethren, what shall we do?
32. 2 Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, Acts xxvi. 18. To open their whom he did predestinate, them he eyes, and to turn them from darkness also called; and whom he called, them to light, and from the power of he also justified; and whom he justiSatan unto God, that they may re
fied, them he also glorified. ceive forgiveness of sins, and inherit a Eph. i. 5. Having predestinated ance among them which are sancti us unto the adoption of children by fied by faith that is in me.
Jesus Christ to himself, according to * Ezek. xxxvi. 26. A new heart the good pleasure of his will. also will I give you, and a new spirit
b 1 Cor. i. 26. For ye see your will
put within you; and I will calling, brethren, how that not take away the stony heart out of many wise men after the flesh, your flesh, and I will give you an not many mighty, not many noble, heart of flesh,
Ver. 27. And I will are called. Ver. 30. But, of him put my Spirit within you, and cause are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God you to walk in my statutes, and ye is made unto us wisdom, and righshall keep my judgments, and do teousness, and sanctification, and them.
redemption. Y John vi. 44. No man can come 33. Rom. iii. 24. Being justified to me, except the Father, which freely by his graee, through the re