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The Trial & Triumph of Faith

By Samuel Rutherford

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   Introduction to Sermons - THE TRYAL & TRIVMPH OF FAITH: OR An Exposition of the History of Christs dispossessing of the daughter of the woman of Canaan. De
   Sermon 1 - "And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and went into an house, and would that no man should know it: but he could no
   Sermon 2 - "And he went into a house, and would that no man should know it." THIS will, according to which, it is said, "he would that no man should know it
   Sermon 3 - QUESTION. But cannot Christ be hid? Answer. Not of himself. It is hard to hide a great fire, or to cast a covering upon sweet odours, that they smell
   Sermon 4 - "The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation." MUCH woe is denounced by the prophets against Tyrus and Sidon; yet sweet Jesus draweth aside
   Sermon 5 - "VEXED with a devil;" she is devilled, that is, fully possessed. The malice of the devil is a natural agent, and worketh as intently and bently as he
   Sermon 6 - IN her prayer, as it is expressed by Matthew, we have, 1st, The manner of it: "she cried." 2nd, The compellation, or party to whom she prayeth: "O, Lo
   Sermon 7 - SON of David; "O Lord, thou Son of David!" In this compellation, consider why Christ is called the Son of David, never the son of Adam, never the son
   Sermon 8 - THE condition of the covenant is faith; holiness and sanctification is the condition of covenanters, (Gal. 4:21-24; Rom. 10:4-7). This do, was the con
   Sermon 9 - "O LORD, thou Son of David." The one word "O Lord," holdeth forth Christ's Godhead; the other, "Son of David," holdeth forth his manhood. Here is the
   Sermon 10 - "MY daughter is grievously vexed with a devil." Children, especially to mothers, whose affections are more weak and soft, are taking lovers, espe
   Sermon 11 - "But he answered her not a word: And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I
   Sermon 12 - "And his disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away," etc. IN the disciples we see little tenderness: no more but "send her away, she
   Sermon 13 - "OF ISRAEL." It was then a privileged mercy, that Christ was sent to the Jews. (1.) The Jew is the elder brother, and the native heir of Christ. Chris
   Sermon 14 - "LOST sheep." Lost, is either understood of the common condition of all men, and so, because all are the heirs of wrath, (Eph. 2). "All have sinned, a
   Sermon 15 - "Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me."--VERSE 25. CHRIST had denied her to be his, but she will not deny but Christ is her's:
   Sermon 16 - "But he answered, and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat of t
   Sermon 17 - "And she said Truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from the master's table."--VERSE 27. OBSERVE, 1. The woman's witty answer. By
   Sermon 18 - NAY, give me leave to say, that Antinomians make justification and free grace, their common-place of divinity, as if they only had seen the visions of
   Sermon 19 - OBJECTION. But the gospel, from the law of love, not the law itself, forbiddeth the believer to sin; neither teach we, (say they,) that the gospel mak
   Sermon 20 - YEA, the law from the highest bended love, even from love with all the whole soul, and all its strength, (Matt. 22,) forbiddeth all sin, no less than
   Sermon 21 - "Then Jesus answered, and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith," etc. THIS is the last passage of the text, containing a commendation of th
   Sermon 22 - NOW, a word of a strong and great faith, and withal, of a weak and fainting faith. For the most, I go not from the text, to find out the ingredients o
   Sermon 23 - 5. THE woman had no apparent evidences of believing; yet did she hang by one single thread of the word of the mercies of the Son of David. The more th
   Sermon 24 - "THY faith." Faith is so Christ's, as the fountain and the cause, that it is ours, as agents moved and acted by Christ. Hence it is a foul error to sa
   Sermon 25 - "BE it unto thee as thou wilt." (Genetheto soi;) it is a word of Omnipotency, to create being. (1.) It is spoken of Satan, and to Satan, (Mark 9:25; L
   Sermon 26 - "BE it unto thee as thou wilt."--We see what power Christ hath over the devils: Christ sent him an invisible summons, Let Satan be gone,' and he must
   Sermon 27 - "And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out and her daughter laid upon the bed."--MARK 7:30. BECAUSE I haste to an end, and

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