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The Exaltation of the Son as Mediator.
The Redeemer's Intercession constant and
prevailing. HEB. vii. 25-He ever liveth to make interces
sion for them.
The spiritual life under the emblem of a
2. Tim. 4.7--I have fought a good fight.
The spiritual life under the emblem of a race. 2. Tim. iv. 7-I have finished my course..
The importance of stedfastness in our chris.
The glories conferred on the just at the final
retribution. 2. Tim. iv. 8—Henceforth there is laid up for
me a crožvn of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me at that day, and not to me only.
The future manifestation of Messiah, the
object of desire to his followers. 2. Tim. iv. 8.—That love his appearing.
Jehovah's Wisdom as displayed in our Re
demption by Jesus Christ the subject of
research and admiration to Angels. Eph. iii. 10.-To the intent that non, unto the principalities, and powers in heavenly places, might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.
The Gospel designed for all Nations. MARK xvi. 15.-And he said unto them, go ye
into all the world, and preach the gospel to
II. CORINTHIANS, V. 14.
For the Love of Christ constraineth us.
WE are assembled once more to commemorate the death of our Saviour, and Lord in the ordinance of the supper. This institution affords a most interesting and astonishing display of his love to our perishing world. The bread and the wine, the elements used in this ordinance, are a visible, affecting exhibition of “the Lord of glory wounded and bruised for our iniquities;" suffering, bleeding, and dying for the redemption of apostate, guilty man. The peculiar circumstances of the Son of God when he instituted the supper are eminently calculated to “ commend his love to us,” and to excite our gratitude to Him. He thought upon us, and ordained this feast for our entertainment not when the admiring multitude acknowledged that “man never spake like this man:” not when they led him in triumph to Jerusalem “ spreading their garments in the way," and shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David.” Very different were the circumstances of our Lord when he appointed this ordinance for the support and edification of his followers. It was done “the same night in which he was betrayed.” The darkest scene of his hu