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XXXV. Christ stiled a King having dominion. Gen. xlix. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between his feet, till Shiloh come, and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Numb. xxiv. 17. For there shall come a star out of Jacob, and a sceptre shall rise out of Israel.

Ps. ii. 6. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. xlv. 6 The sceptre of thy kingdom, is a sceptre that is right. lxxxix. 27. I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.

Song i. 4. The King has brought me into his chambers.

Isa. xxxii. 1. Behold a King shall reign in righteousness, a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place, as a shadow of a great rock in a weary land. Ver. 2.

Dan. vii. 14. There was given him dominion and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations and languages should serve him, his dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, his kingdom shall not be destroyed. Ver. 17.

Zech. ix. 9. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem, behold thy King cometh unto thee, he is just and having salvation. Isa. lxii. 11. Matt. xxi. 5.

xiv. 9. The Lord shall be king over all the earth. Ps. lxxii. 8. Matt. ii. 2. Where is he that is born King of the Jews. John i. 49. Thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel, xii. 13. Blessed is the King that cometh in the name of the Lord. xviii. 36. My kingdom is not of this world. Ver. 37.

xxv. 34. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom, prepared for you.

1 Cor. xv. 24. Then cometh the end when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father. Ver. 26, 27.

Heb. ii. 9. Jesus crowned with glory, and honour, and all things put under him. Ver. 8.

Rev. xi. 5. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ.

XXXVI. Prince. Dan. ix. 25. From the going forth of the commandment, to Messiah the Prince. Isa. ix. 6. The Prince of peace. Acts iii. 15. The Prince of life. Acts v. 31. A Prince and Saviour to give repentance and forgiveness of sins.

XXXVII. Governor. Ps. xxii. 28. He is the governor among the nations.

Isa. ix. 6. The government shall be upon his shoulders. liii. 12. He shall divide the spoil with the strong.

Mic. v. 2. The ruler in Israel. Matt. ii. 6.

Isa. xl. 10. His arm shall rule for him. Ch. Ixii. 11.

lv. 4. I have given him for a leader, and commander to the people. Ps. lxxii. 2. He shall judge the people with righteousness. cx. 6. He shall judge among the heathen. Joel iii. 12. Isa. ii. 4. He shall judge among the nations. Mic. iv. 3. Mal. iii. 2. He is like a refiner's fire, and fuller's soap.

XXXVIII. Christ is stiled David. Jer. xxx. 9. They shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. Ezek. xxxiv. 23.-xxxvii. 24.

Hos. iii. 5. The children of Israel shall seek the Lord their God, and David their king.

Amos ix. 11. I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and will close up the breaches thereof, and will raise up the ruins, and will build it as in the days of old.

XXXIX. The offspring of David. Isa. xi. 1. There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. Isa. xi. 4. With righteousness shall he judge. Rom. xv. 2.

xxii. 22. The key of the house of David, will I lay upon his shoulders.

Jer. xxx. 5. I will raise unto David a righteous branch, and a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Ver. 6. In his days shall Judah be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely.

xxxiii. 15. He shall execute judgment, and righteousness in the land. Ver. 17.

Zech. iii. 8. I will bring forth my servant, the Branch.

Ver. 9. I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day.

vi. 12. The man whose name is the Branch, he shall grow out of his place, he shall build the temple of the Lord.

Ver. 13. He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne.

Rev. v. 5. The lion of the tribe of Judah hath prevailed.

xxii. 16. The root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star.

XL. The Son of David. Luke i. 32. The Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David.

Ver. 33. He shall rule over the house of Israel for ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Rev. iii. 7. These things saith he that hath the key of David, that openeth and no man shutteth, and that shutteth and no man openeth. Ch. i. 18. That hath the keys of hell and death.




I. BAPTISM before Christ's death. Luke iii. 16. John said, I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. John i. 2, 6, 31, 33. Acts i. 5.

Acts xix. 4. John baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

John iv. 2. Jesus baptized not, but his disciples did.

1 Cor. x. 2. Our fathers were all baptized in the cloud, and in the


II. Baptism after Christ's resurrection. Matt. xxviii. 18, 19. All power is given unto me in heaven, and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Ver. 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world.

Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. John iii. 5. Jesus said, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts ii. 38. Peter said, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins.

Ver. 41. They that gladly received his word, were baptized.

viii. 12. When those who had been deceived by Simon Magus believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and


Ver. 13. Simon believed also and was baptized.

Acts viii. 36. The eunuch said to Philip, here is water, what hindereth me to be baptized.

Ver. 37. Philip said, if thou believest with all thine heart thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Ver. 38. And they went both down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

x. 47. Peter said, can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized which have received the Holy Ghost.

Ver. 48. And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.

xvi. 15. Lydia whose heart the Lord touched, and her houshold, were baptized.

Ver. 33. The jailor, and all his, were baptized.

xix. 5. Some that had been baptized with John's baptism, were again baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

xxii. 16. Ananias said unto Saul, why tarriest thou? Arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Cb. ix. 18. And he arose and was baptized.

Rom. vi. 3. As many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death.

Ver. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead, by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

1 Cor. i. 14. Paul baptized Crispus and Gaius.

Ver. 16. He baptized also the house of Stephanus.

Ver. 17. Christ sent him not to baptize but to preach the gospel. xii. 13. By one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, bond or free.


Gal. iii. 27. As many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.

Ver. 28. Ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Col. ii. 12. Ye are buried with Christ in baptism, wherein also ye

are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Tit. iii. 5. He saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Heb. vi. 1, 2. Baptism is one of the principles of the doctrine of Christ, along with the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judg‐


1 Pet. iii. 20. In the ark eight persons were saved.

Ver. 21. The like figure wereunto baptism doth now save us (not the putting away the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


See The passover instituted to the Jews. Exod. Ch. xi. To be eaten by all of them, even by some that were unclean.

Numb. ix. 6 to 11. And was eaten by some such. 2 Chron. xxx. 18, 19.

1 Cor. v. 7. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us, therefore let us keep the feast.

III. The institution of the Lord's Supper. Matt. xxvi. 26. As Jesus and his disciples were eating the passover, Jesus took bread and blessed it and brake it, and gave it to the disciples and said, take eat, this is my body. Luke xxii. 19. Which is given for you, this do in remembrance of me.

Ver. 27. And he took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, drink ye all of it.

Ver. 28. For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for the remission of sins.

Ver. 29. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the wine, until that day, when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. See the parallel places. Mark xiv. 22 to 25. Luke xxii. 14 to 21.

Saint Paul's account of the Lord's supper is-1 Cor. xi. 23. I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed took bread,

Ver. 24. 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.

Ver. 25. After the same manner 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.

Ver. 26. For as oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death tiil he come.

IV. It is to be received frequently. Acts ii. 42. The primitive Christians continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and prayers.

xx. 7. On the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them. Ver. 11.

V. It is to be received with suitable preparation. 1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump as ye are unleavened : for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

1 Cor. v. 8. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old lea ven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

x. 3. Our fathers did all eat the same spiritual meat.

Ver. 4. And did all drink the same spiritual drink, (for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ.) 1 Cor. x. 5. With many of them God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Ver. 6. These things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things as they lusted.

Ver. 7. Neither be ye idolaters as some of them were.

Ver. 8. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them did. Ver. 9. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted. Ver. 10. Neither murmur, as some of them murmured.

Ver. 14. Flee from idolatry.

Ver. 16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? the bread which we break is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

Ver. 17. For we being many are one bread, and one body, for we are all partakers of that one bread.

Ver. 20. The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God, and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

Ver. 21. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils, ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

Ver. 31. Whether ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Ver. 32. Give none offence, to Jews nor to Gentiles, nor to the church of God.

xi. 27. Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1 Cor. xi. 28. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

Ver. 29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. See abuses of this ordinance committed by the Corinthians reproved and threatened in this Chap. from ver. 17 to 23, and from ver. 30 to 32. See Mal. i. 7. The wicked say, the table of the Lord is contemptible.

Portions of Scripture affording suitable matter of meditation, at, before, and after receiving the Sacrament.

Ps. cxvi. 6, 12, 13, 14. Song ii. 3, 4.—v. 1. Isa. xxv. 6 to 10.— Iv. 1. Rev. xxi. 6.-xxii. 17. John iv. 14.-vi. 35, 48, 51 to 63.

N. B. The preparation required to the acceptable receiving the Lord's supper, are those same qualifications that are required in acceptable prayer, which see at large in the chap. upon prayer. The sins for which men ought to be excluded from this ordinance, are the same sins persisted in, for which the sacred scriptures allow that they should be excluded from Christian society, and declare that

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