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SermonThe Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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 the woman, given to her by Christ in her face. (2.) An answer according to her desire. (3.) The effect of her praying with instancy and pressing importunity of faith: the devil is cast out of her daught
The Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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 of a great faith. 1. A strong praying and a crying faith, is a great faith. So must Christ's faith have been, who prayed with strong cries and tears. Strong faith maketh sore sides in praying, as th
The Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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 that the word of promise hath influence in believing, and the less of convincing reason and appearances, the greater faith. Abraham had a promise of a son in whom the nations of the world should be bles
The Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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 say, That there is no inherent righteousness in the saints, and no graces in the souls of believers, but in Christ only.' There is water, even "the Spirit poured on the dry ground," (Isa. 44:3); "God's
The Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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; Luke 4:35). (2.) None can speak to leprosy, but Christ, "Be thou clean." (Matt. 8:3; Luke 4:39.) (3.) Christ can speak to stark death: "Jesus cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth." (John 11:43;
The Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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 be gone. It is a proper work of Christ to oppose Satan. "He took part of flesh and blood," Ina katargese, that he might make Satan unprofitable, and idle, and fruitless, (Heb. 2:14,) as the word is us
The Trial & Triumph of Faith: 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 shall not now refute the dream of Papists, from this collecting the lawfulness of their bastard confirmation, and of confirming children by the unhallowed blessing of the prelate; only observe the ca

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