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His self-denlal-Deadness to the world-Devoted to his Father.
was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb. 7. 26. For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.
1 Pet. 2. 21. Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again.
60. Did Christ deny himself ?
Mat. 8. 20. The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
2 Cor. 8. 9. Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be wich.
61. How did Christ regard the world and its honors ?
Mat. 4. 8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan.
Jn. 5. 41. I receive not honor from men.
Jn. 18. 36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world.
62. Did Christ love, obey, and please his Father ?
Ps. 40. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Jn. 4. 34. Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Ja. 5. 30. I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Jn. 6. 38, I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Love to mankind-His compassion-His condescension. Jn. 8. 29. The Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
63. Did Christ love mankind ?
Ac. 10. 38. Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.
Rom. 5. 6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die.- -But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Ep. 5. 2. Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God,
1 Jn. 3. 16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.
64. Was Christ compassionate ?
Mat. 9. 35. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Mat. 15. 32. I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
Mat. 23. 37. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not.
Lk. 23. 34. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
65. Was Christ a pattern of condescension ? Mat. 9. 11. Why eateth your Master with publi
cans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician but they that are sick.
Mat. 19. 14. Suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto me.
Mat. 20. 28. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Lk. 22. 27. I am among you as him that serveth.
Jn. 13. 14. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example,
should do as I have done to you. Verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord.
Ph. 2.7. But made himself of no reputation, and took
upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death even the death of the cross.
66. Was Christ meek and lowly ?
Is. 53. 7. 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.
Mat. 11. 29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat. 21. 5. Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
2 Cor. 10. 1. Now I Paul myself beseech you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ.
1 Pet. 2. 21. Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 23. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
His industry-His prayerfulness. 67. Was Christ industrious ?
Lk. 2. 49. Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Jn. 9. 4. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Ac. 10. 38. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
68. Was Christ prayerful!
Mat. 14. 23. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
Mat. 19. 13. Then were brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray.
Mat. 26. 36. Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 39. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. 42. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 44. And went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Mk. 6. 46. And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
Lk. 5. 16. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness and prayed.
Lk. 6. 12. He went out into a mountain, to pray, and contiuued all night in prayer to God.
Lk. 9. 18. As he was alone praying, his disciples were with him. 28. He took Peter, and John, and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias.
A reprover–His popular favor. Lk. 11. 1. As he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Lk. 22, 31. Simon, satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not.
Jn. 14. 16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.
Heb. 7. 25. 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. 69. Was Christ a bold
reprover ? Is. 11. 3. He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Mal. 3. 2. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap. And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in right
Mat. 3. 12. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor.
Lk. 12. 49. I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I if it be already kindled?
Jn. 18. 37. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. [See Mat. Chap. 5th and 23d throughout.]
70. Did Christ receive any popular favor and applause for his virtues and works of beneficence ?
Mat. 21. 8. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches