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love toward him. For to this end John, xill, 20. Verily, verily, I | fasting, they commended them also did I write, that I might say unto you, He that receiveth to the Lord, on whom they beknow the proof of you, whether whomsoever I send receiveth me; lieved. ye be obedient in all things. To and he that receiveth me receiv

Acts xx, 17. And from Miletus whom ye forgive any thing, I for-eth him that sent me.

he sent to Ephesus, and called the gire also: for if I forgave any

elders of the church. thing to whom I forgave it, for DANGER OF REFUSAL.

1 Tim. v, 17--19. Let the elders your sakes forgave I it in the per

Matth. 2, 14, 15. And whosoever that rule well be counted worthy son of Christ.

shall not receive you, nor hear of double honour, especially they 2 Cor. vii, 15, 16. And his in- your words, when yo depart out who labour in the word and docward affection is more abundant of that house or city, slake off the trine. For the scriptare saith, toward you, whilst he remember- dust of your feet. Verily I say Thou shalt not muzzle the ox eth the obedience of you all, how unto you, It shall be more toler. that treadeth out the corn. And, with fear and trembling yo re-able for the land of Sodom and The labourer is worthy of his ceived him. I rejoice therefore Gomorrha in the day of Judgment, reward. Against an elder rethat I have confidence in you in than for that city.

ceive not an accusation, but beall things.

Luke x, 11. Even the very dust | fore two or three witnesses. 2 Cor. x, 8. For thongh I should of your city, which cleaveth on Titus I, 5, 6. For this cause left boast somewhat more of our au. us, we do wipe off against you: I thee in Crete, that thou shouldthority, (which the Lord hath notwithstanding, be ye sure of est set in order the things that given us for edification, and not this, that the kingdom of God is are wanting, and ordain elders in for your destruction,) I should come nigh unto you.

every city, as I had appointed not be ashamed.

thee. If any be blameless, the 2 Cor. xiii, 2, 10. I told you be


husband of one wife, having faithfore, and foretell you, as if I were

Luke x, 1, 9. After these things ful children, uot accused of riot, present, the second time; and be the Lord appointed other seventy

or unruly. ing absent, now I write to them also, and sent them two and two 1 Pet. v, 1. The elders which which heretofore have sinned, before his face into every city and are among you I exhort, who am and to all other, that, if I come place whither he himself would also an elder, and a witness of the again, I will not spare: Therefore

come. And heal the sick that are sufferings of Christ, and also a I write these things being absent, therein; and say unto them, The partaker of the glory that shall be lest being present I should use kingdom of God is come nigh uns revealed. sharpness, according to the

to you. power which the Lord hath given

DEACONS. me to edification and not to des


Acts vi, 1--5. And in those days truction.

1 Tim. II, 1-7. This is a true when the number of the disciples 2 Thess. lii, 4. And we have saying, If a man desire the office was multiplied, there arose a confidence in the Lord touching of a bishop, he desiretli a good murmuring of the Grecians you, that ye both do and will do work. A bishop then must be against the Hebrews, because the things which wo command blameless, the husband of one their widows were neglected in you.

wife, vigilant, sober, of good be tho daily ministration. Then the 2 Tim. 11, 2. And the things that haviour, given to hospitality, apt twelve called the multitude of the thou hast heard of me among to teach; Not given to wine, no disciples unto them, and said, it many witnesses, the same com- striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; is not reason that we should leave mit thou to faithful men, who bat patient, not a brawler, not the word of God, and serve tables. shall be able to teach others covetous; One that ruleth well Wherefore, brethren, look ye out also.

his own house, having his chil- among you seven men of honest Titus is, 15. These things speak, dren in subjection with all grav- report, full of the Holy Ghost and and exhort, and rebuke with ali/ity; (For if a man know not how wisdom, whom we may appoint authority. 'Let no man despise to rule his own louise, how shall over this business. But we will

he take care of the church of give ourselves continually to thet.

God?) Not a novice, lest, being prayer, and to the ministry of the THEIR CLAIMS UPON THE lifted' up with pride, he fill into word. And the saying pleased PEOPLE.

the condemnation of the devil. the wholo multitude: and they

Moreover, he must have a good chose Stephen, a man full of faith Matth. x, 11-13, 41. And into report of them wbich are without; and of The IIoly Ghost, and whatsoever city or town ye shall lest he fall into reproach, and the Philip, and Prochorus, and Nienter, enquire who in it is worthy; snare of the devil.

canor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and there abide till ye go thence. And when yo come into an house,

Titus 1, 7-9. For a bishop must and Nicolas a proselyte of Antisaluto it. And if the house bé be blameless, as the steward of och. worthy, let your peace come upon God; not self-willed, not soon an.

1 Tim. Iil, 8-13. Likewise must it; but if it be not worthy, let gry, not given to winc, no striker, the deacons be grave, not double return

He not given to filthy lucre; But a tongued, not given to much wine, that receiveth a prophet in the lover of hospitality, a lover of not greedy of filtby lucre; Hold name of a prophet, sliall receive good men, sober, just, holy; tem, ing the mystery of the faith in a & prophet's reward; and he that perate; Holding fast the faithful

pure conscience, And let theso receiveth a righteous man in the word as he hath

been taught, that also first be proved; then let them name of a righteous man, shall be may be able by sound doctrine

use the office of a deacon, being receive a righteous man's

both to exhort and to convince foand blameless. Even so must ward. the gainsayers.

their wives be grave, not slanderLuke x, 16. He that heareth

ers, sober, faithful in all things.

ELDERS. you, heareth me; and he that

Let the deacons be the husbands despiseth yon, despiseth me; and Acts xlv, 23. And when thoy of one wife, ruling their children be that despiseth me, despiseth had ordained them olders in every and their own houses well. For him that sept me.

church, and had prayed with they that have used the office of



a deacon well purchase to them. I will come when he shall have against the disciples of the Lord, selves a good degree, and great convenient time.

went unto the high priest. And boldness in the faith which is in

2 Çor. viii, 22. And we have Damascus; and suddenly there

as he journeyed, he came near Christ Jesus.

sent with them our brother, shined round about him a light

whom we have oftentimes proved from heaven: And he fell to the ITINERANT LABOURERS.

diligent in many things, but now Acts viii, 25. And they, when much more diligent, upon the earth, and heard a voice saying

unto him, Saul, Saul, why persethey had testified and preached great confidence which I have in

cutest thou me? And he said. the word of the Lord, returned to you.

Who art thou, Lord? And the Jerusalem, and preached the gos- Eph. vi, 21, 22. But that ye also Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou pel in many villages of the Sa- may know my affairs, and how I persecutest. It is hard for theo maritans.

do, Tychicus, a beloved brother to kick against the pricks. And Acts xiv, 21, 24--26. And when and faithful minister in the Lord, he, trembling and astonished, they had preached the gospel to things: Whom I have sent unto me 'to do? And the Lord sald

shall make known to you all said, Lord, what wilt thou bave that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, you for the same purpose, that unto him, Arise, and go into the and to Iconium, and Aniloch: we might know our affairs, and city, and it shall be told thee

that he might comfort your what thou must do. And the men And after they had passed

hearts. throughout Pisidia, they came to

which journeyed with bim stood Pamphylia. And when they had

Phil. il, 19, 23. But I trust in speechless, hearing a volce, but preached the word in Perga, they the Lord Jesus to send Timo- seeing no man. And Saul arose went down into Attalia; And theus shortly unto you, that I from the earth; and when his eyes thence sailed to Antioch, from also may be of good comfort when were opened, he saw no man: but whence they had been recom

I know your state. Him there they led him by the hand, and mended to the grace of God for fore I hope to send presently, so brought him into Damascus. And the work which they fulflled.

soon as I shall see how it will go he was three days without sight, with me,

and neither did eat nor drink, Acts Xv, 25-27, 33. It seemed

Col. iv, 7--9. All my state shall And the Lord said unto him, good unto us, being assembled Tychicus declare unto you, who arise, and go into the street with one accord, to send chosen is a beloved brother, and a faith which is called Straight, and enmen unto you with our beloved ful minister and fellow-servant in quire in the house of Judas for Barnabas and Paul; Men that the Lord: Whom I have sent one called Saul of Tursus: for, have hizariled their lives for the Dame of our Lord Jesus Christ. that lie might know your estate, unto you for the same purpose, behold, he prayeth, And hath

seen in a vision a man named Wo have sent therefore Judas and comfort your hearts; With Ananias coming 10, and putting and Silas, who shall also tell you Onesimus, a faithful and beloved his hand on him, that he might the saine things by month, And brother, who is one of you: they receive his sight. And Ananias after they had tarried there a


nake known unto you all went his y, and entered into space, they were let go in peace things which are done here. the house; and putting his hands from the brethren unto the apos

on him, said, Brother Sul, the tles.

1 Thess. II, 1, 2. Wherefore, Lord, even Jesus, that appeared

when we could no longer forbear, unto thee in the way, as thou Acts xviii, 27. And when he was

we thought it good to be left at camest, hath sent me, that thou disposed to pass iuto Achaia, the

Athens alone, And sent Timo- mightest receive thy sight, and be bretliren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive hin: who, theus, our brother, and minister filled with the Holy Ghost. And when he was come, helped them the gospel of Christ, to establish eyes as it had been scales: and he

of God, and our fellow-labourer in immediately there fell from his much which had believed through you, and to comfort you concern- received sight forth with, and grace. (Aj ollos.) ing your faith.

arose, and was baptized. And Acts xix, 22. So be sent into

2 Tim. iv, 9--12. Do thy dill- after that many days were fulMacedonia two of them that min: gence to come shortly unto me: filed, the Jews took counsel to istered unto him, Timotheus and For Deras hath forsaken me, kill him: And he spake boldly in Erastus; but he himself stayed in having loved this present world, the name of the Lord Jesus, and Asia for a season.

and is departed unto Thessaloni- disputed against the Grecians: 1 Cor. iv, 17. For this cause

ca; Crescens to Galatia, Titus un- but they went about to slay him, have I sent unto you Timotheus, me. Take Mark, and bring him they brought him down to

to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with which when the brethren knew, who is my beloved son, and faith with thee: for he is profitable Cesarea, and sent him forth to ful in the Lord, who shall bring to me for the ministry. you into remembrance of my Tychicus have I sent to Ephe- HIS TRAVELS AND LABOUR 8.

And Tarsus. ways which be in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

Titus ill, 12, 13. When I shall

Acts xvi, 19. And when her send Artemas unto thee, or

masters saw that the hope of their 1. Cor. xvi, 10–12. Now, if Timo- Tychicus, be diligent to come gains was gove, they caught Paul theus come, see that he may be unto me to Nicopolis: for I have and Silas, and drew them into the worketh the work of the Lord, as Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on with you, without fear: for he determined there to winter. Bring market-place unto the rulers.

Acts xvii, 14, 15. And then imI also do. Let no man therefore their journey diligently, that no mediately the brethren sent away despise him; but conduct him thing be wanting unto them.

Paul, to go as it were to the sea: forth in peace, that he may come

but Silas and Timotheus abodo unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

there still. And they that conAs touching our THE APOSTLE PAUL.

ducted Paul brought him unto brother Apollos, I greatly desired


Athens: and receiving a comhim to come unto you with the Acts ix, 1, 8--9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 23, mandment unto Silas and Timo brethren: but his will was not at 29, 30. And Saul, yet breathing theus for to come to him with all all to como at this time; but be out tbreatenings and slaughter I speed, they departed.


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Acts xvlli, 23. And after he had but the grace of God which was mander I have been with you at spent some time there, he depar- with me. Therefore, whether it all seasons, Serving the Lord with tod, and went over all the country were I or they, 80 we preach, and all humility of mind, and with of Galatia and Phrygia in order, so yo believed.

many tears, and temptations, strengthening all the disciples. 1 çor. Xri, 6-8. Now I will come which befel me by the lying in

W8. Acts xix, 1, 21. And it came to unto you, when I shall pass wait of the pass, that, while Apollos was at through Macedonia; (for I do pass 1 Cor. iv, 16. Wherefore, I beCorinth, Paul having passed through Macedonia;) And it may seech you, be ye followers of me. through the upper coasts came to be that I will abide, yea, and 2 Cor. iv, 1, 2. Therefore seeing Ephesus; and finding certain dis- winter with you, that ye may we have this ministry, as we have ciples. After these things were bring me on my journey whither received mercy, we faint not; ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, soever I go. For I will not see But have renounced the hidden when he had passed through you now by the way; but I trust things of dishonesty, not walking Macedonia and Achala, to go to to tarry a while with you, if the in craftiness, nor bandling the Jerusalem, saying, After I have Lord permit. But I will tarry at word of God deceitfully; but, by been there, I must also see Rome. Ephesus until Pentecost.

manifestation of the trutb, comActs xx, 2, 3, 25. And when he 2 Cor. 1, 15, 16. And in this con- mending onrselves to every man's had gone over those parts, and fidence I was minded to come conscience in the sight of God. had given them much exhorta- unto you before, that ye might 2 Cor. vi, 3-10. Giving DO tion, he came into Greece. And have a second benefit; And to

offence in any thing, that the there abode three months: and pass by you into Macedonia, and ministry be not blamed: But when the Jews laid wait for him, to come again out of Macedonia in all things approving ouras he was about to sall into Syria, unto you, and of you to be brought selves as the ministers of God, in he purposed to return through on my way toward Judea.

much patience, in aflictions, in Macedonia. And now, behold, I 2 Cor. ii, 12, 13. Furthermore, necessities, in distresses, know that ye all, among whom I when I came to Troas to preach stripes, in imprisonments, in tuhave gone preaching the King Christ's gospel, and a door was mults, in labours, in watchings, dom of God, shall see my face no opened unto me of the Lord. I in fastings; By pureness, by more.

had no rest in my spirit, because knowledge,' by long suffering, by Rom. 1, 10. Making request (if I found not Titus my brother: but; kindness, by the Holy Ghost, boy by any means now at length I taking my leave of them, I went love unfeigned, By the word of might have a prosperous journey from thence into Macedonia. truth, by the power of God, by the by the will of God) to come unto: 2 Cor. x, 7. Do ye look on things armour of righteousness on the you.

after the outward appearance? If right hand and on the left, Ву Rom. XV, 22-24, 28. For which any man trust to himself that he honour and dishonour, by evil recause also I have been much hin- is Christ's, let him of himself think port and good report: as deceivers dered from coming to you. But this again, that, as he is Christ's, and yet true; As unknown, and now having no more place in even so are ve Christ's.

yet well known; as dying, and, be. these parts, and having a great 2 Cor. xi, 5. For I suppose I was hold, we live; as cliastened, and desire these many years to come not a whit bebind the very chief- not killed; As surrowful, yet alunto you: Whensoever I tako est apostles.

way rejoicing; as poor, yet makmy journey into Spain, I will come

ing many rich; as having nothing,

2 Cor. xii, 11, 12. I am become a and yet possessing all things. to you; for I trust to see you in fool in glorying; ye have commy journey, and to be brought on pelled me: for 1 ought to have rude in speech, yet not in know

2 Cor, xi, 6. But though I be my way thitherward by you, if been commended of you; for in ledge: but we have been ther. first I be somowhat filled with nothing am I behind the very oughly made manifest among you your company. When therefore chiefest apostles, though I be noI have performed this, and have

in all things. sealed to them this fruit, I will things Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you

Gal. iv, 12. Brethren, I beserch come by you into Spain.

in all patience, in sigus, and won- you, be as I am; for I am as ye 1 Cor. iv, 10, 18-20. We are ders, and mighty decus.

are: ye have not injured me at all. fools for Christ's sako, but ye are

Gal. i, 17, 18, 21. Neither went I Phil. iv, 9. Those things, which wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, up to Jerusalem to them which yo have both learned, and ro

were apostles re me; but I ceived and heard, and seen in but we are despised. Now some

went into Arabia, and returned me, do: and the God of peaco shall are pusled up, as though I would again Into Damascus. Then, after be with you. not come to you. But I will come

three years, I want up to Jerusato you shortly, if the Lord will, lem to see Peter, and abodo with and God also, how bolily and

1 Thess, il, 10. Ye are witnesses, and will know, not the speech of him fifteen days. Afterwards I justly and unblameably we bethem which are puffed up, but the

came into the regions of Syria haved ourselves among you that power. For the kingdom of God

and Cilicia. is not in word, but in power.


Gal. il, 1. Then, fourteen years 1 Cor. ix, 2. If I be not an after, I went up again to Jerusa- know how ye ought to follow us:

2 Thess. iii, 7. For yourselves apostle unto others, yet doubtless lem with Barnabas, and took Titus for we behaved pot ourselves disI am to you: for the seal of mine

with me also. apostleship are ye in the Lord.

orderly among you. 1 Cor. xv, 9-11. For I am the Phil. il, 24. But I trust in the

His PREACHING. least of the apostles, that am not Lord that I also myself shall come meet to be called an apostle, be- shortly.

Acts ix, 20-22. And straightway cause I persecuted the church of

he preached Christ in the syna

His ExeMPLARY CONDUCT. God. But by the grace of God I

gogues, that he is the Son of God, am what I am: and his grace which Acts xx, 18, 19. And when they But all that heard him were was bestowed upon me was not in were come to him, he said unto amazed, and said, is not this he vain; but I laboured more abun- them, Ye know, from the first day thai destroyed them which called dantly than they all: yet uot I, that I came into Asia, after what on this name in Jerusalem, and



came hither for that intent, that need we, as some others, epistles 2 Cor. vi, 11-13. Oye Corinhe might bring them bound unto of commendation

to you,

thians, our mouth is open unto the chief priests ? But Sanl in- letters of commendation from you? you, our heart is enlarged. Yo creased the more in strength, and | Ye are our epistle written in our are not straítened in us, but yo confounded tho Jews which hearts, known and read of all are straitened in your own bowels. dwelt at Damascus, proving that men.

Now, for a recompence in the this is very Christ.

2 Cor. iv, 5. For we preach not same, (I speak as unto my chil. Acts xv, 34, 35. Notwithstand ourselves, but Christ Jesus the dren) be ye also enlarged. ing, it pleased Silas to abide there Lord; and ourselves your ser- 2 Cor. vii, 3, 4, 12 – 14. I speak still. Paul also and Barnabas vants for Jesus' sake.

not this to condemn you; for I continued in Antioch, teaching 2 Cor. v, 20. Now then we are

have said before, that ye are in and preaching the' word of the ambassadors for Christ, as though our hearts to die and live with Lord, with many others also. God did beseech you by us: we

you. Great is my boldness of Acts xviii, 11. And he continued pray you in Christ's stead, be ye speech toward you, great 18 my reconciled to God.

glorying of you: I am filled with there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among 2 Cor. xiil, 8. For we can do comfort, I am exceeding joyful in

all our tribulation. nothing against the truth, but for though I wrote unto you, I did it

Wherefore, them.

the truth. Acts xx, 26, 27, 31. Wherefore

not for his cause that had done the I take you to record this day, that

Gal. 11, 2. And I went up by wrong, nor for his cause that I am pnre from the blood of all revelation, and communicated suffered wrong, but that our care men. Fer I have not shunned to unto them that gospel which I for you in the sight of God might declare unto you all the counsel preach among the Gentiles, but appear unto you. Therefore we of God. Therefore watch, and privately to them which were of were comforted in your comfort; remember, that, by the space of reputation, lest by any means 1 yea, and exceedingly the more three years, I ceased not to warn should run, or had run, in vain.

joyed we for the joy of Titus, beevery one night and day with Gal. iv, 11, 13. I am afraid of cause his spirit was refreshed by tears.

yon, lest I have bestowod upon you all. For if I have boasted Acts xxvIII, 31. Preaching the you labour in vain. Ye know any thing to him of you, I am not kingdom of God. and teaching how, through infirmity of the ashamed; but as we spake all those things which concern the flesh, I preached the gospel unto things to you in truth, even so Lord Jesus Christ, with all confid- you at the first.

our boasting, which I made before ence, no min forbidding him.

Phil. 11, 16, 22. Holding forth Titus, is found a truth. Rom. xv, 29. And I am sure the word of life; that I may re

2 Cor. viii, 16, 17. But thanks be

same that wlieu I come unto you, I joice in the day of Christ, that I

to God, which put the

earbest care into the heart of shall come in the fulness of the have not run in vain, neither blessing of the gospel of Christ. laboured in vain. But ye know Titus for you. For indeed he

accepted the exhortation; but, 1 Cor. 11.3, 4. And I was with the proof of him, that, as a son you in weakness, and in fear, and with the father, he hath served being more forward, of his own

accord he went unto you. in much trembling. And my with me in the gospel. speech and my preaching was not

2 Cor. xi, 28. Besides those

1 Thess. ii, 1-3. For yourselves, with enticing words of man's brethren, know our entrance in

things that are without, that wisdom but in demonstration of unto you, that it was not in vain:

which cometh upon me daily, the the Spirit and of power.

care of all the churches. But even after that we had suffer. 1 Cor. iv, 14, 15. I write noted before, and were shamefully

2 Cor. xil, 15. And I will very these things to shame you, but, as entreated, as ye know at Philippi, gladly spend and be spent for you; my beloved sons, I warn you. we were bold in our God to speak though the more abundantly I For though ye have ten thousand unto you the gospel of God with love you, the less I be loved. instructers in Christ, yet hare ve much contention, For our exhor

1 Thess. ii, 8, 17-20. So, being not many fathers: for in Christ tation was not of deceit, nor of affectionately desirous of you, wo Jesus I have begotten you uncleanness, nor in guile.

were willing to have imparted through the gospel.

anto you, not the gospel of God 1 Cor. ix, 16, 17. For though I His LOVE FOR THE CHURCHES.

only, but also our own souls, be preach the gospel, I have nothing

cause ye were dear unto us. to glory of: for necessity is laid you, that I may impart unto you from you for a short time in pre

Rom. i, 11, 12. For I long to see But we, bretbren, being taken upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I some spiritual gilt, to the end ye sence, not in heart, endeavoured, preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing williogly, I have a re- I may be comforted together with face with great desire. Wheremay be established; That is, that

the more abundantly to see your ward: but if against my will, a you, by the mutual faith both of fore we would have come unto dispensation of the gospel is com

you and me mitted unto me.

you (even I Paul) once and again; 2 Cor. 11, 3-5. And I wrote this but Šatan hindered us. For what 2 Cor. ii, 15--17. For we are anto God a sweet savour of Christ, in | I should have sorrow from them rejoicing? are not even ye in the

same unto you, lest, when I came, is our hope, or joy, or crown of them that are saved, and in them of whom I ought to rejoice; having presence of our Lord Jesus Christ that perish. To the one we are confidence in you all, that my joy at his coming? For ye are our the savour of death unto Death; is the joy of you all. For out of glory and joy. and to the other the savour of much affliction and anguish of live unto life: and who is sufficient beart I wrote unto you with

His MEEKNESS. for these things? Cor we are not many tears; not that ye should be as many, which corrupt the word grieved, but that ye might know myself beseech you by the meek.

2 Cor. x, 1, 2. Now I Paal of God; but as of sincerity, bui as the love which I have more abun- ness and gentleness of Christ, of God, in the sight of God speak dantly unto you. But if any have who in presence am base among we in Christ.

caused grief, he hath not grieved you, but being absent am bold 2 Cor. Ill, 1, 2. Do we begin me, but in part; that I may not toward you: But I beseech yoriy again to commend ourselves or overcharge you all.

that I may not be bold when I am


present with that confidence, Phil. 1, 24-26. Nevertheless to the wicked, I wicked man, thon wherewith I think to be bold abide in the flesh is more needful shall surely die; if thou dost not against some, which think of us as for you. And having this confid- speak to warn the wicked from if we walked according to the ence, I know that I shall abide his way, that wicked man sha!! flesh.

and continue with you all, for die in his iniquity; but his blood Philemon 8.9, 14. Wherefore, your furtherance and joy of faith; will I require at thine hand. though I might be much bold in That your rejoicing'may be more Nevertheless, if thou warn the Christ to enjoin thee that which abundant in Jesus Christ for me wicked of his way to turn from it;

if he do not turn from his way, he is convenient, Yet for love's sake by my coming to you again. I rather beseech thee, being such

shall die in his iniquity; but thou an one as Paul the aged, and now

Jer. xxxl, 34. And they shall hast delivered thy soul. also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. teach no more every man his Mal. it, 7. For the priest's lips But without thy mind would I do neighbour, and every man his should keep knowledge, and they nothing, that thy benefit should brother, saying, Koow the LORD: should seek the law at his month: not be as it were of necessity, but for they shall all know me, from for he is the messeuger of the willingly.

the least of them unto the great- LORD of hosts. IV.

est of them, saith the LORD: tor I THE MINISTRY IN GENERAL, will remember their sin no more.

will forgive their iniquity, and IAND'UNDER THE NEW TESTAMENT, A DIVINE INSTITUTION.

John xxi, 15. So when they had Heb. viii, 11, 12. And they shall dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Erod. iv, 13. And he said, O my not teach every man his neigh- Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Lord, send, I pray thee, by the bour, and every man his brother, me more than these? He saith hand of him whom thou wilt saying, Know the Lord: fur all unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowsend.

shall know me, from the least to est that I love thee. He saith Ps. Ixvlil, 11. The LORD gave the greatest. For I will be merci. unto him, Feed my lambs. the word; great was the company ful to their unrighteousness, and Col. iv, 17. And say to Archipof those that published it.

their sins and their iniquities will pus, Take heed to the ministry Isa. lii, 7, 8. How beautiful upon I remember no more.

which thou hast received in the the mountains are the feet of bim

Lord, that thou fulfil it. that bringeth good tidings, that


2 Tim. ii, 24. And the servant publisheth peace; that bringeth UNDER THE OLD TESTAMENT. of the Lord must not strive; but good tidings of good, that pub


be gentle uuto all men, apt to Tisheth salvation; that saith unto 2 Chron. xxix, 11. My sons, be teach, patient. Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy not now negligent; for the LORD watchmen shall lift up the voice; bath chosen you to stand before all things, endure alllictions, do

2 Tim. iv, 5. But watch thon in with the voice together shall they him, to serve him, and that ye the work of an evangelist, make sing: for they shall see eye to eye, should minister unto him, and full proof of thy ministry. when the LORD shall bring again burn incense. Zion,

Ezek. ili, 17-21. Son of man, I the things which become sound

Titus ii, 1, 8. But speak thou Nahum 1, 15. Behold upon the have made thee a watchman unto doctrine. Sound speech, that canmountains the feet of him that the house of Israel

: therefore bear not be condemned; that he that is bringeth good tidings, that pub- the word at my mouth, and give of the contrary 'part may be lisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy them warning from me. When I solemn feasts, perform ihy vows: say unto the wicked, Thou shalt

ashamed, having no evil thing to

say of you. for the wicked shall no more pass surely die; and thou givest bim through thee; he is utterly cut not warning, nor speakest to warn

1 Peter iv, 10, 11. As every man off. the wicked from his wicked way,

hath received the gift, even 80 John xx, 21. Then said Jesus to save his life; the same wicked minister the same one to another, untu thom agun, Peace be unto man shall die in his iniquity; but as good stewards of the manifold you, as my Father bath sent me his blood will I require at ibine grace of God. If any man speak, even so send I you.

hand. Yet if thou warn the wick- let him speak as the oracles of

ed, and he turn not from his wick- God; if any man minister, let him Rom. x, 14, 15. How then shall edness, nor from bis wicked way, do it as of the ability which God they call on lin in whom they he shall die in his iniquity; but giveth: that God in all things may have not believed? and how shall thou hast delivered thy soul. be glorified through Jesus Christ; they believe in him of whom they Again, When a righteous man

to whom be praise and dominion have not heard? and how shall doth turn from his righteousness, for ever and over. Amen. they hear without a preacher? and commit iniquity, and I lay a And how shall they preach, ex- stumblingblock before him, he

STUDIOUSNESS. cept they be sent? as it is written, shall die: because thou hast not Acts xiil, 1,2. Now there were in How beautiful are the feet of given him warning, lie shall die the church that was at Antioch them that preach the gospel of in his sin, and his righteousness certain prophets and teachers; as peace, and bring glad tidings of which he hath done shall not be Barnabas, and Simeon that was good things!

remembered; but his blood will i called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, Eph. iv, 11--13. And he gave require at thine hand. Neverthe- and Mauaen, which had been Bome, apostles; and someprophets; less, if thou warn the righteous brought up with Herod the leand some, evangelists; and some, man, that the righteous sin not, trarch, and Saul. As they minise pastors and teachers. For the and he doth not sin, he sball surely tered to the Lord, and fasted, the perfecting of the saints, for the live, because he is warned; also Holy Ghost said, Separate me

Barnabas and Saul for the work thou hast delivered thy soul. work on the ministry, for the edi. fying of the body of Christ. Till Ezek. xxxiii, 7-9. So thou, o whereunto I have called them. we all coine in the unity of the son of man, I have set thee a 1 Tim. iv, 6, 13--16. If thou put faith, and of the knowledge of the watchman unto the house of the brethren in remembrance of Son of God, unto a perfect man, Israel; therefore thou shalt hear these things, thou shalt be a good onto the measure of the stature the word at my mouth, and warn minister of Jesus Christ, nourishof the fullness of Christ.

them from me. When I say unto ed up in the words of faith and of


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