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A Discourse of the Cleansing Virtue of Christ's Blood
      And the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1. 7. The apostle, in the beginning of the chapter, puts the saints to whom he writes in mind of the Gospel he had writ, wherein he had declared to them that Word of life which had been with the Father, and was manifested to the world, and which he now declares again, that ...read

Discourse of God's being the Author of Reconciliation
      And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.2 Cor. 5:18,19. These words are small in bulk, but great in mystery, it is the heads of the gospel in a nut-shell; the most sparkling diamond in the ...read

Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration - Part 1
      Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.-John 1:13. This evangelist so plainly describes the deity of Christ, and in so majestic a style, in the beginning of the chapter, that the accidental view of it in a book lying open by neglect, was instrumental for the conversion of Junius, that emin ...read

Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration - Part 2
      Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.-John 1:13. Two doctrines were raised from these words. 1. That man, in all his capacities, is too weak to produce the work of regeneration in himself. This I have despatched, and now proceed to the 2nd Doct. God alone is the prime efficient ...read

Discourse of the Nature of Regeneneration
      Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.-2 Cor. v. 17. The apostle in those words, ver. 13, 'For whether we be besides ourselves, it is to God; or whether we be sober, it is for your cause,' defends his speaking so much of his integrity; though some men would count ...read

Discourse of the Word, the Instrument of Regeneration
      Of his own will begot he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.-James 1:18. I have chosen this text to treat of the instrument of the new birth. The apostle having advised them (verse 13, 'But let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted to evil, neither temp ...read

Necessity of Regeneration
      Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.-John iii. 3,5 These words contain the foundation of all practical religion her ...read


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