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USE S. 1. Comfort to Believers, that their Salvation is for GOD's Glory, 1 Tim. ii. 4.

2. Exhortation to follow Christ in glorifying GOD, I Cor. x. 31.

1. In your Thoughts, Prov. xii. 5. Ifa. lv. 7.
2. In your Affections, Gal. v. 24. Coloff. iii.

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3. In your Words, S. Fam. iii. 6, 9.
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In your Aations, S. Pet. ii. 12.

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II. OBSERVATION. Christ finished the Work which His Father sent Him to do, S. Job. iv. 34. 1. What was the Work Christ had to do? 1. GOD made Angels and Men capable

of the Knowledge and Enjoyment of

Himself, S. Matt. iv. 11. Gen. i. 26.
2. Some Angels, S. Jude 6. and all Men fell

from this happy Estate, Rom. iii. 10.

1 Cor. xv. 22.
3. The fallen Angels were left in a mise-

rable Condition to suffer for their Dif.
obedience, Hebr. ii. 16. 2 S. Pet. ii. 4.

S. Jude vi.
4. But the Son of GOD undertook the Re-

covery of fallen Man, 1 Tim. ii. 6.
5. To which end, the Father also conde-

scended to accept of Him as our Ran

som, S. Joh. iii. 16. 2 Cor. V. 19, 21.
6. The Son, to capacitate Himself for this

great Work, assumed our Nature, and

became Man, S. Joh. i. 14. 1 Tim. i. 15. 7. Being thus made Man, the Father exact

ed of Him, Ifa. lxi: 1, 2, 3 i Tim. v. 6.

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1. An entire Obedience to His Laws,

Hebr. vii. 26.
2. To undergo Sufferings for Sin, Ifa.

liii. 6. 2 Cor. v. 21. Hebr. ii. 9.
8. By complying with which Terms, He ef-

fected our Redemption, Hebr. iv. 15.

Rom. I, 16. I Cor. i. 30, 31.
2. How did Christ finish this Work?
1. As to all Sorts and Kinds, He did and

fuffered, Phil. ii. 8.
As to all Parts, every Thing requir'd;

It was the Emanuel, S. Matt. i. 23.
To Sylor, S. Luk. i. 35. Oscév3pw7os, in the

Language of the Fathers.
3. As to all Degrees, His Obedience was

perfect, 2 S. Pet. ii. 22. And His Suf-
ferings infinitely meritorious, 1 S. Joh.

ii. 2. A&t. xx. 28.
4. As to all the Times of Obedience, be con-

tinued in all Things, Gal. iii. 10. 3. What Benefits accrue

to us hereby ?
1. We are redeem'd from all Evil, Ifa.xxxiii.

22. I S. Pet. iii. 13.
1. From the Wrath of GOD, Rom, v. 9.
2. From the Power of Satan, S. Joh. xyi.

II, I S. Joh. iji. 8.
3. From the Prevalency of Sin, A&t. iii. 26.
4. From the Curse of the Law, Gal. ii. 13.
5. From eternal Torments, Rom. viji. 1.

i Thel. i. 10.
2. We are instated in all Good, Rom, vịji. 32.

I Cor. iii. 22.
1. In the Love of GOD, Rom. v. i.
2. In a justified Estate, Rom. iii. 24.
3. In the Power of Holiness, i S. Pet. i.

18.

4. In a Title to eternal Happiness, S. Job.

USES. xiv. 2.

USE S.
i. Information.
1. Christ is a complete Saviour, Hebr. vii.

25.
2. Justification is to be had only by Him,

Gal. ii. 17.
2. Confolation, Phil. ii. 1. 2 Thej. ii. 16.

3. Exhortation. Finish your Works, Rom. xii. 12. 1 S. Pet. ii. g.

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III. OBSÈ R V A TION:

1. We, in Imitation of Christ, ought to finish the Work which GOD hath given us to do; i S. Pet. ii. 21. I Cor. xi. 1.

That is, to glorify GOD.
1. By acknowledging our Dependence up-

on Him, and honouring Him accor

dingly, Psal. lxxxvi. 9.
2. By discovering His Glory and Perfections

to one another, Pfal. ix, 11.
3. By blessing and praising Him, Pfal.lxxxvi.

12. S. Luk. v. 25. 2 Cor. ix. 13.
4. By Confession of Sins, S. Joh. vii: 19. Fér.

xiii. 16. o
5. By a Dedication of the whole Man to

Him, i Cor. vi. 20.
6. By being fruitful in Holiness, S. Joh.

xv. 8.
2. Why should we finish this Work? This
was the End,
1. Of our Coming into the World, Pfal.

cxlix. 2. Prov. xvi. 4. Rev. iv. 11.
2. Qf our being endow'd with rational Souls

capable of this Work, Fob XXXV. 10, 111
AET, xvii. 26, 27.

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3. Of our Preservation, and all the Blessings

we receive from Him, At.xvii.28. Hebr.

i. 3. Psal. cvii. 8. 4. Of all the other Works He enables us to

do, S. Matt. V. 16. I Cor. X. 31. 5. Of the gracious Manifestations of His

Will to us, i S. Pet. ii. 9. 6. And of the glorious Hope set before us,

Colof.i. 27, 28. Hebr. vii. 19. 3. How may we finifh this Work ?

To do this, we must celebrate, 1. His Omniscience and Omnipresence, 1 Sam.

ii. 3. Jer. xxiii. 240 1. By acknowledging it, fob ix. 11. Pfal.

cxxxix. 7, &c. 1 King. xviii. 27, 2. By behaving ourselves as always in His

Sight, Pfal. xvi. 8. 3. By being sincere in all our Ways, Job

xi. II, 2 Cor. i. 12. 2. His Omnipotence, fob xxxvi. 9. S. Matt.

xix. 26. 1. By praying to Him, Ifa. lv. 6. Ephef.

vi. 18. 1. For the Prevention or Removal of

Evils, 2 Cor. xii. 8. S. Matt. viii. 2.

S. Fam. v. 13. Pfal. l. 15.. 2. For conferring any Good, Psal. xci.

15, 16. Phil. iv. 6. 2. By depending upon Him, Rom. iv. 20,

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3. By fearing Him, S. Joh. iv. 24. Ifa. viii.

13. Jer. v. 22. 4. And humbling ourselves before Him,

Ja. ii, 10, 11, 12. 3. His Wisdom by admiring it, Rom. ii. 33. 4. His Sovereignty by submicting to it,

I Sam. iii, 18. S. Luk. xxii. 42.

5. His Goodness, Isa. lxiii. 7. S. Matt. xix. 1. By loving Him, Deut. vi. 5. Psal. xxxi.

23. and cxvi. 1, 2. 2. By longing for Him, Psal. xlii. 1, 2. and

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lxxiii. 25.

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3. By rejoicing in Him in all Conditions,

Hab. iii. 17, 18. Phil. iv. 4. 6. His Veracity, by believing Him, Deut.

xxxii. 4. Psal. xxxi. 5. 1 S. Fob. v. 10: 7. His Mercy, Psal. cxlv. 9. 2 Cor. i. 3. 1. By hoping in Him, Psal. xxvii. 1. and

cxviii. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 2. By a Fear of coming short of it, Pfal.

CXXX:4• 3. By praising Him, Psal. ciii. 2, 3, 4, 5.

4. By imitating Him, S. Luk. vi. 36. 8. His Justice, Psal. xi. 7. and lxxxix. 14.

Zeph. iii. 5. 1.. By repenting of the Sins we have com

mitted, Fob xlii. 5,6. Ezek. xviii. 30.

A&t.iii. 19. 2. By not daring to offend Him for the

future, Mal. i. 6. Rev. xv. 8.
9. His Faithfulness, Deut. vii. 9. 2 Thefl. iii. 3.
1. By a Dread of His Threatnings, Amos

iii. 6.
2. By believing His Promises, Rom. iv. 20.

Hebr. X. 23.
10. His Spirituality, S. Job. iv. 24.
1. By not framing any Picture of Him,

Deut. iv. 15.
2. By serving Him in Spirit, S. Joh. iv.

24.
11. His Fulness and All-Sufficiency, Pfal.

xvi. 11. and xvii. 15.

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