ページの画像
PDF
ePub

1 Christ is the end of the law for righteousness, to every one that believeth, and doth not go about to establish his own righteousness: for we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2 We are washed, we are sanctified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God; and being purged from our sins, and having purified our souls in obeying the truth, he will present us holy, and unblameable, and unreprovable, in the sight of God.

: If the blood of bulls and of goats sanctified to the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who offered himself without spot to God, purge our consciences from dead works to serve the living God?

* By the will of God we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ. By which offering Christ hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified: so that those who are redeemed from among men, are without fault before the throne of God; and are complete in Christ.

LIFE.

5

Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

The Son of man came not to destroy men's lives but to save them; who hath abolished death through the Gospel.

6

4 Heb. x.

1 Rom. x. 4. 3. Eph. ii. 10.

21 Cor. vi. 11. 2 Pet. i. 9. 1 Pet. i. 22. Col. i. 22.

3 Heb. ix. 13, 14. 10. 14. T Rev. xiv. 4, 5. Col. ii. 10.

5 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22. 6 Luke ix. 56. 2 Tim. i. 10.

2

3

4

1 He came that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly.

Jesus is the resurrection and the life; and because he liveth, we shall live also : for he which raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise us up also by Jesus.

He will ransom us from the power of the grave : He will redeem us from death. O death! he will be thy plague! O grave, he will be thy destruction!

There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. And the sea shall give up the dead which are in it, and death and hell shall deliver

up the dead which are in them; and all that are in the graves shall come forth. Then shall the Son of man come with power and great glory; and he shall send his angels, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

5 The Lord Jesus Christ shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. It is sown in corruption, dishonour, and weakness; but it shall be raised in incorruption, glory, and power. It is sown a natural body, but it shall be raised a spiritual body: and as we have borne the image of the first man, who was of the earth earthy, we shall also bear the image of the second man, who is the Lord from heaven. Neither can we die any more, for we shall be as the angels of God in heaven.

• We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be

1 John x. 10.

2 John xi. 25. John xiv. 19. 2 Cor. iv. 14. 3 | Hosea xiii. 14.

4 Acts xxiv. 15. Rev. xx. 13. John v. 28, 29. Matt. xxiv. 30, 31. Mark xii. 27.

5 Phil. iii. 20, 21. I Cor. xv. 42, 43, 44. 49. 47.

Luke xx. 36.

Matt. xxii. 30. 6 1 Cor. xv. 51, 52. | Thess. iv. 16, 17. 15. 17. Rev. xxi. 4.

changed, in a moment, at the last trump, when the dead shall be raised incorruptible; and the dead in Christ shall rise first : then they which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so they shall ever be with the Lord. And there shall be no more death.

10 Death, where is thy sting? O Grave, where is thy victory? For then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

HAPPINESS.

3

? This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

The Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost; that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. And if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more then, being now reconciled and justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

* God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ; in whom believing, we rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ? God shall supply all our need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

5

"1 Cor. xv. 55. 54. John iii. 15. Rom. v. 10. 9.

5 Rom. viii. 32. Phil. iv. 19.

2 1 Tim. i. 15.

3 Luke xix. 10. 4 1 Thess. v. 9. 1. Pet. i. 8.

1

3

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

· Grace and peace are multiplied unto us, through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord; according as his Divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness.

We have been called unto liberty; and now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, we shall be free indeed, having our fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

If we take the yoke of Christ upon us, we shall find rest unto our souls; for his yoke is easy, and his burden is light; and his commandments are not grievous.

God is not unrighteous to forget our work and labour of love, which we have showed towards his

4

5

name.

6

7

Our spiritual sacrifices are acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. In whom we have boldness and access, with confidence by the faith of him. And whatsoever we shall ask of the Father in his name, he will give it us.

If we keep the commandments of Christ, we shall abide in his love; and we are his friends, if we do whatsoever he commandeth us.

* In the world we shall have tribulation : but Christ hath overcome the world, that in him we might have peace. And the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that we have suffered a while here, will make us perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle us.

1

Eph. i. 3.
2 2 Pet. i. 3.

3 Gal. v. 13. Rom. vi. 22. John viii. 36. Rom. vi. 22.

4 Matt. xi. 29, 30. 1 John v. 3. 5 Heb. vi. 10.

61 Pet. ii. 5.
Eph. jii. 12.

John xv. 16. 7 John xv. 10. 14.

8 John xvi. 33. 1 Pet. v. 19.

1 God hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace; which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast.

God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

3 He hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for us. For whom he justifies, them he will also glorify. The wages of sin is death ; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

He hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son; having made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

- Jesus Christ hath loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father.

We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained

mercy. We are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and Church of the first-born, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and

6

1

2

3

2 Thess. ii. 16. Heb. vi. 19.

Eph. ii. 4, 5, 6. 1 Pet. i. 3, 4. Rom. viii. 30. Rom. vi. 23.

4 Col. i. 13. 12. 5 Rev. i. 5, 6.

6 1 Pet. ii. 9, 10. Heb. xii. 22, 23, 24.

« 前へ次へ »