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Hope of the Gospel

By George MacDonald

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   1 - Salvation From Sin - --and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.--Matthew i. 21. I would help some to understand what Jesus came
   2 - The Remission of Sins - John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.--Mark i. 4. God and man must combine for salvat
   3 - Jesus in the World - 'Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.' And he said unto them, 'How is it that ye sought me? wi
   4 - Jesus and His Fellow Townsmen - And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to rea
   5 - The Heirs of Heaven and Earth - And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, 'Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.' ...'Blessed are the meek; for
   6 - Sorrow the Pledge of Joy - 'Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.'--Matthew v. 4. Grief, then, sorrow, pain of heart, mourning, is no partition-wall betwe
   7 - God's Family - 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.' 'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.'
   8 - The Reward of Obedience - 'Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.' 'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of
   9 - The Yoke of Jesus - At that time Jesus answered and said,--according to Luke, In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said,--'I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven a
   10 - The Salt and the Light of the World - 'Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast
   11 - The Right Hand and the Left - Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your father which is in heaven.... But when
   12 - The Hope of the Universe - For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.--Romans viii. 19. Let us try, through these words, to

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