Interest of Working Men in the Substitution of Living Language for

School Language—That Living Language very awful—Why it is
impossible for us to avoid the subject of spiritual powers and influ-

s–St. John's recognition of them as widely diffused, and as need-
ing examination-What comes under the head of spiritual powers
or influences—The notion of communications from celebrated men


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The words, The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the World,'

considered in reference to the subject of the last lecture—St. Paul's

Speech to the idolaters at Athens—The blessing of those who

believed that in God they lived, and moved, and had their being-

Men's feelings respecting God illustrated by their thoughts of a

judgment --St. John's boldness in the prospect of judgment—The

warrant for it-Words, ' There is no Fear in Love, considered—The

apparent limitation of them, why it does not apply to that love of

which St. John speaks-Words, ' We love Him because He veth

us,' considered-Do they refer to the 'motive of gratitude?'-Love

again asserted to be the obedience to a commandment -Love, in

our day, supposed to be incompatible with fervent hatred—It is

worth nothing unless it be fiery, and intolerant of what is unloving

-How we may become worse than our forefathers—How we may

become better than our forefathers


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The different worlds in which the Ephesian Christians found themselves

-The actual victory of the Son of God over these worlds—Cause of
this victory—Can it be ascertained by speaking of Christianity and
its high moral code ?—How St. John speaks of it-Words, 'Jesus
Christ came by water and blood,' considered--How the Gospels ex-
plain them—How the history of Christendom explains them - How
the Spirit witnesses with the Water and the Blood–The spurious
text, its irrelevancy to the subject of the passage-How these three
witnesses on earth explain the blessings of Christendom, and its
sins—The worth of Testimony–Testimonies of God and Man-Out-
ward and inward Testimonies




St. John writes to believers in the Son of God that they may believe

in Him-What this means-He declares Eternal Life to be given-
Why then does he speak of Prayer ?—Prayer part of the gift of Life-

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What the early Church would have expected in a letter from St. John

to an Elect Lady-What is actually found there—The Lady a
Mother-TRUTH, the place it holds in St. John's Ethics-Truth said
by the doctors to be found only in Propositions— The Truth of which
the Apostle speaks in a PERSON-It is Truth in which we dwell, and
which dwells in us—The command not to bid God speed to the false
Teacher, considered—Its application to the first age, and to ours-
Wherein the Second and Third Epistles are alike—Wherein they differ

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