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HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST.
COURSE OF LECTURES,
BEtlVE^ZO AT THE
SCOTS CHURCH, LONDON-WALL.
BY HENRY HUNTER, D. D.
The First American Edition.
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EArVING founp Jt requisite to publifh a new and uniform Edition of Sacred Biography in four volumes, together with an additional volume of lectures, frequently called for, on the history of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 1 felt myself injustice obliged to print that volume separately, fofc Jjisj« accommodation of those who may have purchased prior editions of the book in six volumes. .Being of nearly the fame size with these; it admits of being bound up in the fame form, and may be marked Vol. VII. But though of the fame size, the Reader will please to observe that this volume contains fully a third more matter than any of the preceding, the sixth excepted. #
For the liberal patronage given to the work by the public 1 feel myself highly indebted, and beg leave hereby to express my cordial acknowledgments. To the people of my immediate charge 1 owe a tribute of peculiar thanks, for the encouragement and support given to my various labours during an union of more than thirty years. Many of them* I know, will be gratified in reading what they heard with so much patience, attention and candor, during the months of November, December and January last. If this volume shall survive me, I bequeath it to them as a small token of an affection and gratitude which no length of time or change of circumstances can diminish.
From the very nature of the thing, this could not possibly pretend to be considered as a whole. But is
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not every incident of our Saviour's life, a whole of itself, while it is in an intimate connection with others, and a part of the stupendous WBole, which far transcend; the comprehension of men and of angels P Though, therefore, the entire volume be but a frag* meat, each particular discourse aims at presenting on* distinct and individual object, gradually melting away into another, and it may, of course, be read either separately, or as a link in a chain. - The additional volume, and its predecessors, I again recommend to the blessing of God Almighty^ and with equal deferent*^ as in the beginning, cheerfully submit my work to the judgment of the candid, the serious and the benevolent. .
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John i. 1—14.—In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God. The fame was in the beginning with God. and the word was God. All things were made by him ; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In trim was lite; and the lise was the light of men. And the light fliineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There .vas a man sent from God, whole name was John. The fame came for a witnefs, to bear witness of the fight, that all men through him might believe. He was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the fons of God; tven to them that believe on his name: which were born, not ot blood, nor of the will of the flesti, nor ot the will of man, but of God. Aad the word was made flefli, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory,.the glory as of the only begotten oi the Father,) lull ot grace and truth.
Ifaiah liii. 8r—Who shall declare his generation?