Apr 23, 1799 Sermon Index
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imputed to his people is the sole meritorious cause of their justification. - As by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. [Rom. v. 19.]   He "who knew no sin, was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of GOD in him." [2 Cor. v. 21.]   He is the LORD our Righeousness. [Jer. xxiii. 6.]  

Sanctification flows from the same opened fountain. For holiness believers are as dependent upon CHRIST as for their pardon and right to eternal life. He is made to his people sanctification. "He delivers his captives fromt he mighty and his prey from the terrible." Destroys the dominion of sin in them, and begins, carries on and perfects what concerns the restoration of his image to all the redeemed.

To him his followers owe their safety and perseverance; he feeds the flock, gathers the lambs with his arms, and none can pluck them out of his hand.

His counsel guides, his arm defends, and his presence cheers and animates them on their way. Strengthened by him, they run and are not weary, they walk and faint not.

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In Death they are comforted by his rod and staff. To him they commit their departing spirits. [Acts vii. 59.    Psal. xxxi. 5.]   They enter into his peace, they rest in their beds of dust. [Isai. lvii. 2.]   And dying in him, their death is blessed. [Rev. xiv. 13.]

His voice will burst the tombs and raise the dead. All who are in their graves shall hear and come forth. The Redeemer of Abraham, and of the children of Abraham, is the Saviour also of the body. Because he lives, they shall live also. [John xiv. 19.]

From his mouth the sentence shall proceed which absolves from guilt and welcomes to the mansions he has prepared. And it is he who is to present the redeemed family, washed in his own blood and freed from sin and sorrow, to be satiated with the full fruition of the love of GOD the Father, with the uninterrupted participation of the grace of GOD the Son, and the continued communion of GOD the Holy Ghost.

In all the benefits of the covenant of grace, in all the blessings conferred upon those who are saved, either in this life or hereafter, CHRIST is all and in all. He has procured the. He






        
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