To them (as the Parable goes on) the Porter openeth, and the Sheep hear his
Voice, and he calleth his own Sheep by name, and leadeth them out ; where the
Porter is generally understood of Christ, who after calls himself the Door, and the
by the Arts of Speech or Words, to call the Sheep after them : whereas Shepherds
now go after and drive the Sheep before them •, such Customs being disferent in
divers Countries. Of the Custom of leading or going before the Sheep in antient ...
Acts 20. 29, &c. idly, From Christ's comparing his Followers to Sheep, and calling
them so often by that Name, they should learn to imitate the Simplicity, Meekness
and Innocence of that, harmless Creature. The Sheep, we know, often receives, ...
Again, he tells them, that he came to seek and to save all that were lost, that he
was sent first to the lost Sheep of the House of Israel, to bring them home to the
great Shepherd and Bishop of their Souls., and after that to reduce all that were ...
Once more, a wan- dring Sheep of all Creatures is the most unlikely of it self ever
to return ; for being once bewilder'd, it will stray for ever, unless the Shepherd find
and restore it t So is it with lost Man, who being out of the way would return no ...
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