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for them"; and revealing unto them, in and by the word,

the mysteries of salvation; effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit"; overcoming all their enemies by

his almighty power and wisdom, in such manner and ways

given me, I should lose nothing, but

should raise it up again at the last day. John x. 15. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. Ver. 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. * I John ii. 1. My little children, these things write 1 unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: Ver. 2. And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that condemneth It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. * John xv. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ver, 15. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace : Ver. 8. Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Ver, 9. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good

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pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself. John xvii. 6. I have mank fested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thougavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

*John xiv. 16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 2 Cor. iv. 13. we having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak. Rom. viii. 9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that to Spirit of God dwell in you. . if any man have not the Spirit." Christ, he is none of his. Ver. 14. For as many as are led by the SP. rit of God, they are the sons • God. Rom. xv. 18. For I will not dare to speak of any of those thing: which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obe: dient, by word and deed. Ver, 1% Through mighty signs and wo: ders, by the power of the Spirit of God : so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto ly. I have fully preached the gošP. of Christ. John xvii. 17. Sanct" fy them through thy truth; th;

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necessity of nature determined, to good or evil".
II. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power
to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to
God: but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it".
Ill. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly
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have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy
seed may live.
II. b Éccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only
have I found, that God hath made
man upright; but they have sought
out many inventions. Gen. i. 26.
And God said, Let us make man in
our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over all
the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
• Gen. ii. 16. And the Lord God
commanded the man, saying, Of
every tree in the garden thou mayest
freely eat: Ver. 17. But of the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the
day that thou eatest thereof, thou
shalt surely die. Gen. iii. 6. And
when the woman saw that the tree
was good for food, and that it was
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be
desired to make one wise; she took
of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and
gave also unto her husband with
her, and he did eat.

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III, d Rom. v. 6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. John xv. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. * Rom. iii. 10. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. Ver. 12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that doeth good, no, not one. f Eph. ii. 1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Ver. 5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved.) Col. ii. 13. And you, being dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses. * John vi. 44. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Ver. 65. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, That no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the Prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in

the children of disobedience. Ver, 3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Ver, 4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved ui, Ver. 5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved.) 1 Cor. ii. 14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritual dicerned. Tit. iii. 3. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lust: and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. Ver. 4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Sawiour toward man appeared, Ver, 3. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. IV. h Col. i. 13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. Johnviii. 34. Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever comm. teth sin, is the servant of sin. Wer. 36. If the Son therefore shall * you - o free, ye shall be free inde 1 Phil, flee to do good alo

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*Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lusteth and the Spirit the one to o o: are i. Other; so that !..."; do the things' that ye I do i o Vol. 15. For that which t ti, I °W not; for what I would, do I y." but what I hate, that me ū. 18. For I know, that in £00d thi o, In my flesh) dwelleth no with m "ş" for to will is present """, but how to erform that. Sood I find not. Ver. 19. ; b good that l would, I do ; Out t & which I would A '', Ver, 21. I find then lo that when would do good, Present with me. Ver. 23. Crs o other law in my memmind o.. ost the law of my y ringing me into captivity

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to the law of sin, which is in my' members. V. Eph. iv. 13. Till we all conne in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. Heb. xii. 23. To the general assembly and church of the first-born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. 1 John iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know, that when he shall appear, we shali be like him ; for we shall see him as he is. Jude, ver. 24. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. I. “Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called; and, whom he called, them he also justified; and whom. he justified, thom he also glorified. Rom xi. 7. What then Israel hath rot obtained that which he seeketh, for ; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, - Eph.

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rit", out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ"; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to under

stand the things of God"; G.

Eph. i. 10. That in the dispensation of the fulness of times, he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in him. Ver. 11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. b 2 Thess. ii. 13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord ; because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: Ver. 14. Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. iii. 3. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ,

ministered by us, written not with .

ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. Ver, 6. Who also nade us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. * Rom. viii. 2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death, Eph. ii. 1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Ver. 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Ver, 3. Among whom also we all had our

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conversation in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Ver. 4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ver, 5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved) 2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved us, and called us with, an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus, before the world began ; Ver. 10. But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour #. co, oft, hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

d Acts xxvi. 18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power. of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inherito among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me, 1 Cor. ii. 10. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spino searcheth all things, yea, the do things of God. Ver. 12. Now . have received, not the spirit of o world, but the Spirit which is " God;’ that we might know to things that are freely given to . of Čod. Eph. i. 17. That the Go of our Lord jesus Christ, the Fath" of glory, may give unto you to Spirit of wisdom and revelation o the knowledge of him : vo .

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