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Christ and the Salvation

By Horace Bushnell

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   1 - CHRIST WAITING TO FIND ROOM. - "And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the i
   2 - THE GENTLENESS OF GOD. - "Thy gentleness hath made me great."-Ps. xviii. 35. Gentleness in a deity-what other religion ever took up such a thought? When the coarse mind of
   3 - THE INSIGHT OF LOVE. - "She hath done what she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying."-Mark, xiv. 8. It takes a woman disciple after all to do any
   4 - SALVATION FOR THE LOST CONDITION. - "For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost."-Math. xviii. 11. Every kind of work supposes something to be done, some ground or conditi
   5 - THE FASTING AND TEMPTATION OF JESUS. - "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterw
   6 - CONVICTION OF SIN BY THE CROSS. - "Of sin, because they believe not on me. Of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye see me no more. Of judgment, because the prince of this
   7 - CHRIST ASLEEP. - "And behold there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep."-Matt., viii. 24. Christ
   8 - CHRISTIAN ABILITY. - "Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever
   9 - INTEGRITY AND GRACE. - "Judge me O Lord according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me."-Ps. vii, 8. A truly noble confidence!-and yet many
   10 - LIBERTY AND DISCIPLINE. - "As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can not fast. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then
   11 - CHRIST'S AGONY, OR MORAL SUFFERING. - "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 xxii, 44. Wh
   12 - THE PHYSICAL SUFFERING, OR CROSS OF CHRIST. - For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfe
   13 - SALVATION BY MAN. - For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection from the dead.-1. Cor. xv. 21. It can not, of course, be the apostle's meaning, that
   14 - THE BAD CONSCIOUSNESS TAKEN AWAY. - "Because that the worshipers, once purged, should have had no more conscience of sins."-Heb. x, 2. The reading is not, you observe, "conscience of
   15 - THE BAD MIND MAKES A BAD ELEMENT. - "Then answered the Jews and said unto him-say we not well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?"-John viii, 48. It is often remarked as a c
   16 - PRESENT RELATIONS OF CHRIST WITH HIS FOLLOWERS. - "Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away and come again unto you."-John xiv, 28. To go away and come again, or to go away in order to come aga
   17 - THE WRATH OF THE LAMB. - "And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the
   18 - CHRISTIAN FORGIVENESS. - "Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."-Eph. iv, 32. Under these words, "even as," and the relation or comparison
   19 - CHRIST BEARING THE SINS OF TRANSGRESSORS. - "So Christ. was once offered to bear the sins of many."-Heb. ix, 28. Christ bearing our sins ought to be the tenderest and most soul-subduing of al
   20 - THE PUTTING ON OF CHRIST. - "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ."-Rom. xiii, 14. The highest distinction of man, taken as an animal among animals, lies not in his two-handedn
   21 - HEAVEN OPENED. - "And he saith unto him-Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son o

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