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Sketch of the Author's Life,

CHAPTER I-THE EXCELLENCY OF THE SUBJECT.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save
Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Cor. 2:2.

CHAPTER II.-CHRIST IN HIS ESSENTIAL AND PRIMEVAL GLORY.
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him : and I was
daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. Prov. 8:30.

CHAPTER III.-THE COVENANT OF REDEMPTION BETWEEN THE

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Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he
shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath
poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made
intercession for the transgressors.” Isa. 53: 12.

CHAPTER IV.-THE ADMIRABLE LOVE OF GOD IN GIVING HIS OWN

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SON FOR US.

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son. John,

3:16.

CHAPTER V.-OF CHRIST'S WONDERFUL PERSON.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. John,

1:14.

49 CHAPTER XI.-NATURE AND NECESSITY OF THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the

CHAPTER 11.-OF THE AUTHORITY BY WHICII CHRIST AS MEDIATOR

ACTED

For him hath God the Father sealed. John, 6:27.

61 CHAPTER VII.-OF THE SOLEMN CONSECRATION OF THE MEDIATOR. And for their sakes I sanctify myself.” John, 17:19.

73 CHAPTER VIII.-OF THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S MEDIATION. And one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Tim. 2:5.

85 CHAPTER IX.--THE FIRST BRANCH OF CHRIST'S PROPHETICAL OFFICE,

CONSISTING IN THE REVELATION OF THE WILL OF GOD. A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; bin shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you. Acts, 3: 22.

97 CHAPTER X.-THE SECOND BRANCH OF CHRIST'S PROPHETICAL OFFICE

ILLUMINATION OF THE UNDERSTANDING.
Then opened he their understandings, that they might under-

112 stand the Scriptures. Luke, 24:45.

heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. Heb. 9:23.

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CHAPTER XII.EXCELLENCY OF OUR HIGH PRIEST'S OBLATION.

THE FIRST PART OF HIS PRIESTLY OFFICE.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are

sanctified. Heb. 10:14.

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CHAPTER XIII.-INTERCESSION OF CHRIST. THE SECOND PART 07

HIS PRIESTLY OFFICE.

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that

come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Heb. 7: 25.

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CHAPTER XIV.-THE SATISFACTION OF CHRIST. THE FIRST EFFECT

OF HIS PRIESTHOOD.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us. Gal. 3:13.
CHAPTER XV.-THE INHERITANCE PURCHASED BY THE OBLATUN OF

CHRIST. THE SECOND EFFECT OF HIS PRIESTHOOD.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth

his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal. 4: 4,5.

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CHAPTER XVI.-KINGLY OFFICE OF CHRIST AS EXECUTED SPIRIT

UALLY UPON THE SOULS OF THE REDEEMED.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalt

eth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5.

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CHAPTER XVII.-THE KINGLY OFFICE OF CHRIST, AS PROVIDEN

TIALLY EXECUTED FOR THE REDEEMED. And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church. Eph. 1:22.

CHAPTER XVIII.--CHRIST'S HUMILIATION IN HIS INCARNATION. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,

and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil. 2:8.

CHAPTER XIX.--CHRIST'S HUMILIATION-IN HIS LIFE. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,

and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil. 2:8.

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CHAPTER XX.-CHRIST'S HUMILIATION UNTO DEATH. HIS FIRST

PREPARATIVE ACT.
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the

1ST.

world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through
thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they
may be one, as we are. John, 17:11,

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CHAPTER XXI.-SECOND PREPARATIVE ACT OF

OWN DEATH. LORD'S SUPPER.

CHRIST FOR HIS

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The Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed,

took bread: and when he had given thanks, he brake it,
and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for
you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same man-
ner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This
cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft
as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. I Cor. 11:23-25.

CHAPTER XXII.-THIRD PREPARATIVE ACT OF CHRIST FOR nis

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OWN DEATH.

AGONY IN THE GARDEN.

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And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and
kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be will-
ing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will,
but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him
from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony,
he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were
great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Luke,
32:41-44.

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CHAPTER XXI-FIRST PREPARATIVE FOR CHRIST'S DEATU ON

HIS ENEMIES' PART. TREASON OF JUDAS.
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,
and with him a great multitude with swords and staves,
from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he
that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. And forth-
with he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed
him. Matt. 26:47-49.

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CHAPTER XXIV.-THE SECOND AND THIRD PREPARATIVES FOR CHRIST'S

DEATH. HIS ILLEGAL TRIAL AND CONDEMNATION.
And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he
might be crucified : and the voices of them, and of the
chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it
should be as they required. Luke, 23 : 23, 24.

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CHAPTER XXV.-CHRIST'S ADDRESS TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALÉM.
And there followed him a great company of people, and of
women, which also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus
turning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not
for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
Luke, 23:27, 28, &c.

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CHAPTER XXVI.--THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S DEATH.

Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and fore

knowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain. Acts, 2:23.

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CHAPTER XXVII.-THE TITLE AFFIXED TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST.

And a superscription also was written over him, in letters of

Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This is the King of the
Jews. Luke, 23 : 38.

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CHAPTER XXVIII.--SOLITARINESS OF CHRIST'S DEATH.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man

that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered ; and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. Zech. 13: 7.

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CHAPTER XXIX.-THE PATIENCE OF CHRIST'S DEATH.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his

mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his
mouth. - Isa. 53: 7.

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CHAPTER XXX.- THE INSTRUCTIVENESS OF CHRIST'S DEATH IN

SEVEN LAST WORDS ;—THE FIRST—"FATHER, FORGIVE THEM.”.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not
what they do. Luke, 23 : 34.
CHAPTER XXXI.-SECOND EXCELLENT WORD OF CHRIST UPON

THE CROSS—“BEHOLD THY MOTHER."
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! John,

19:27.

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CHAPTER XXXII.-THIRD OF CHRIST'S WORDS UPON THE CROSS

TO THE PENITENT THIEF.

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And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day
shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke, 23: 43.
CHAPTER XXXIII.-FOURTH SAYING OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS-

“ MY GOD, MY GOD."
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, say-

ing, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me ? Matt. 2: 46.

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CHAPTER XXXIV.-FIFTH SAYING OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS-

I THIRST.”

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accom

plished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst." John, 19:28.

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CHAPTER XXXV.-SIXTH SAYING OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS-"IT

IS FINISHED."
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is
finished : and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
John, 19:30.

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