To everyone who looks at it, it seems to say: "Riches and rank cannot make you happy. He is nature's "truth." It is Christ for us to live. The poor dear child turned her face to the wall and wept. When we are drawn to Him we partake of His nature as really as He partook of ours. We want to consider this verse not only for what it means to the non-Christian, but we want … The Saviour speaks to them and to us as if we were anxious to get a glimpse of a particular person, and to go to a particular place. Well, today is Fish and Loaves Sunday at Grace Baptist … As Christ possesses life in Himself, He also brings life. Or imagine the case of a monarch, against whom a certain portion of his subjects had rebelled. (2) He intercedes with God. What other way so commends itself to an enlightened reason as this. )Christ, the Christian's lifeJ. The thought of her sins made her feel very unhappy. He saves us from death —(1)By His atonement, which satisfies the law. Appropriate activity.2. Christ came to teach us about God. She was found one day dead in her bed, with her Bible open before her, and her finger resting on these words: "Come unto Me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." I prayed to Jesus with all my heart. He had lost the knowledge of God and was spiritually dark; the favour of God and was guilty; the image of God and was corrupt; the life of God and was dead in trespasses and sins; and that men could only secure the prerogatives of sonship by intervention from without. A minister had a son in the army. "Who ever heard of such a thing as being part alive and part dead?" CONFIRM THE TRUTH. The words of the Bible are life. But what must be the "truth" of Him who was to be "the Truth" of all the whole world? "And what did you do next?" THE EXAMPLE OF LIFE (1 Peter 2:21). From the Fall until now the human mind has been in matters of religion avaricious of error. "There is no condemnation," etc. God is a Being of perfect love. Because "it hath pleased the Father that in Him should be hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."II. Thus hostility has put the seal to the declaration. "Made nigh by the blood of Christ. It is Christ for us to live. God is the Father of all spirits, of all beings, to whom He has given an intelligent nature, on whom He has conferred moral capacities. Jesus and the way to supreme happiness. It is not so much that they live, as Christ that liveth in them. But if Christ be a Teacher, and nothing more, then He rather shows "the Way," than is "the Way." For, what is Christ? Under the New Testament we are referred for all truth to Jesus Christ, let who will be the teacher. The one seeks and regards Christ as his life only, as He delivers from death; the other as the object of his life.2. They kneeled down and prayed that God would have mercy on this poor woman. As the Substance of that of which the whole of the Old Testament was the shadow. She was found one day dead in her bed, with her Bible open before her, and her finger resting on these words: "Come unto Me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Parsons.I. You do talk with God when you draw near in Jesus Christ. Shall I take my mother's advice or yours?" But, if we keep on trying, and ask God to help us, we shall "learn of Him to be meek and lowly in heart;" and we shall become daily more and more like Him.IV. So, surrender your heart and life and soul to Him. She has been overtaken by a dreadful storm. When the souls of His people are loosed from their bodies at death they go up to Him. )TruthThe TruthJ. This life is given to us through —. There is no limit to that promise — "He that cometh unto Me I will in no wise cast out."III. Jesus can do both. If, indeed, you will lower its tone and destroy its vitality; if you will represent it as a philosophy amenable at the bar of man, and class it as a speculation with all other speculations it will be tolerated.VI. The way to God would be shut if it were not for the humanity of Christ; the way to God would be imperfect if it were not for the Divinity of Christ. One day a minister was visiting with a friend among some of the poorest of the population. As the recompense of the Redeemer's passion. And yet, God has announced, that "every soul that sins shall perish." A. And it is Jesus who gives life to all these things (Acts 3:15). THE GIVER OF LIFE. "The just shall live by faith," not by any other means. What can be plainer than this promise, "He that believeth, shall be saved;" or than this invitation, "Come unto Me, all ye that labour," etc. We cannot go anywhere without finding living things. Displace Christ the head from this His proper position and the whole form becomes disproportioned. Christ confirmed this truth, for in Him we see how the threatenings of the law and the promises of the gospel harmonize.3. None whatever. The Old Testament Truth had died out of the earth, when Christ came to re-make "truth," to be "Truth." learning from our victories. She poured out her little heart to Him with a child's full faith, and found comfort in Him. It is very certain that in proportion as nations have departed from Christ, they have wandered out of the orbit of "truth." Certain facts are truths of history. "(1) The intellectual. And do you not perceive that the child would increase his offence, and that the subjects would add something like ingratitude and contempt to their rebellion? With respect to us who have fallen, if we come to God we must come in a particular manner. In opposition to this Christ taught that man was estranged from God through sin. The happiness and duty of thus making Christ our life.(C. Christ was born: the Christian is born in Him, etc. Then I took to drinking to drown my sorrow. In opposition to this Christ taught that man was estranged from God through sin. And what we are taught about God or heaven are truths in religion. 1. But Jesus has so much to do with our religion, that we sometimes put His name in place of the word religion, and say of a certain doctrine that it is a truth in Jesus. The Old Testament Christ is in them. When men see error with their eyes open the spirit shrinks away from it. It's wonderful because it actually works. To reject Christ is to reject God, and to reject God is to reject life. 1. But this is what no other kind of knowledge will or can do. Newton, D. D.He is —I. 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The Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Charles I, lies buried in Newport Church, in the Isle of Wight. "I say, Charlie," said Willie to his brother, "isn't it nice to be alive! Happiness and security. Well, if you are so earnest, know that Christ is the Way; and if you are desirous to cast away all that shall hinder your race, I think that you need not doubt that you are already in it.(H. Who the Mediator was let John tell us (chap. Christ came —1. And in the religious order, knew we nothing whatever of Moses, David, or St. Paul, we would none the less be in possession of the genesis of the world, of the most heart-thrilling hymns and of the grand doctrine of grace. Aldis.Christ is the Truth —I. Keep on trying. Even they who are engaged in the worst of enterprises wish to have the truth on their side, and labour to have it appear that it is so. She feared to have the teacher look at her book. Then, again, some men reject the idea of the Divinity and sacrifice of Christ, and think it is enough to come to God, as professing to receive the truth of Christ. A little girl went to a writing school. In the middle of the room a miserable looking woman lay on the floor drunk. A lady once was led to see that she was a sinner. And why? He is our life, as He is our joy, our portion, our everlasting inheritance.III. "Neither is there salvation in any other," etc. And yet when they would excite and stimulate it, they find that they have only the cold and the clamminess of death. It was myself. Hodge, D. D.)Christ, the LifeHomiletic Monthly.A well-known modern scientist has hazarded the speculation that the origin of life on this planet has been the falling upon it of the fragment of a meteor or an aerolite, from some other system, with a speck of organic life upon it, from which all has developed. Why, only see how I can toss my arms about, and use my legs, and feet, and hands. Whatever knowledge men may have of the truth, if it do not lead to the establishing of Christ's kingdom in their hearts, it is lifeless, unprofitable, condemning knowledge.IV. From that very circumstance it is their first and positive obligation, and will constitute their happiness to come to Him, i.e., to have constant intercourse with Him. Consider —I. (4)For the poorest of the poor.III. And he did get hold of it and was soon happy. If we have a servant working for us, we can show him the work we want him to do; but we cannot give him the strength to do it. It is, therefore, desired for men that they may have the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of God and His Son. "Well, sir, I am that woman. A paved street or a turnpike road, is a plain way. But if we are travelling over a sandy desert, or through a rocky country where there is nothing to mark the path, then we are in a way that is not plain. fulness, and all his virtues, if he have any, fall to the ground. He entered a wretched looking house. All four of these are important to me. Text John 15:1-7 Luke-Acts Christ does not deal with us as machines, but as reasonable beings. We do not value these as highly as we ought. Holy men of old were permitted to hear His voice sometimes, and to behold symbols of His presence. But since then even the gospel has been perverted. THAT THOSE WHO COME TO GOD BY THE MEDIATOR, AND THEY ONLY, ARE PREPARED FOR DWELLING WITH GOD HEREAFTER. The nature of this coming to the Father. And just imagine that either the child, or the subject should dare to come into the presence of the parent or of the sovereign, unconcerned about the matter wherein they had offended. God gives to the world by Christ's hands His Holy Spirit, by whom assurance of pardon is given, and new birth to righteousness.3. "My son," said the father, "do you remember one day, years ago, I had occasion to rebuke you for something you had done? The entire life of the Saviour, from Bethlehem to Calvary, is, I may say, an allegory, a mould in which the Christian's life is cast. 2. REVEAL TRUTH, and, but for Christ's revelation of it, we should be utterly ignorant of it. "No part of you dead!" He has wrought out salvation for me, and I know that I shall enjoy it forever. "No man cometh unto the Father but by Me." And every man — as he dwells more with Christ — grows in rectitude of conduct and integrity of practice. And as the Mediatorship is actually constituted, what lessons touching Divine love and holiness, and human helplessness and dignity, does it not pour into our ears.2. But she was unwilling to loose her hold. Christ's blood has made satisfaction in law to Divine justice for the sins of all mankind, by virtue of which sin is expiated, and all men through personal faith may find mercy and acceptance. None but God Himself, taking our nature upon Him, and doing all that the holy law required, could have procured pardon for me, a sinner. (Isaiah 35:8; Habakkuk 2:2). The difference between the true and the nominal Christian lies here. But the substance of anything is "the truth" of anything. Now did you tell us as how Jesus Christ saves every feller that axes Him?" 3. There are others who come to God, professedly, but in the wrong way. There are three empires of "truth. That is the only idea we can form of creation.2. Conceive a planet wandering from its sphere. But can you affirm this of those methods of salvation which man has invented? said Billy: "I thought so. ness of Christ, in which the sinner is accepted.2. A little girl went to a writing school. There is only one way left to the poor sailors for saving their lives? "What can I do for you, my dear fellow?" And then it is only by knowing more of this truth that we "grow in grace," or become better Christians.II. As such —(1) He intercedes with us, and beseeches us to be reconciled to God. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! Appropriate activity.2. The thoughtful of all parties assent to that; the mistake is that men should so hastily conclude that the truth is with them. But suppose that, instead of this, you tell him, and he believes, about "the truth as it is in Jesus." In falling, she caught hold of the branch of a tree. And this is what Jesus means when He says: "I am the Truth." "No man cometh unto the Father but by Me." HOW WE MAKE CHRIST OUR WAY.1. And He is like the ocean, too. He is God, and He is Man. To everyone who looks at it, it seems to say: "Riches and rank cannot make you happy. NOTWITHSTANDING THE INDIFFERENCE THAT MEN GENERALLY MANIFEST IN RELATION TO IT. She heard the voice of Jesus saying: "Let go that branch, and I will save you." The model of goodness is the example of Jesus. The first temptation was a lie; and ever after that time men were deceived. Whatever may be the case in regard to the physical life, that is absolutely true in the case of spiritual life. We learn Divine truth in the ministry, the life, of God's Son. If we have a servant working for us, we can show him the work we want him to do; but we cannot give him the strength to do it. Man is guilty, and therefore condemned; depraved, therefore impotent; hopeless, therefore wretched. "Great is the truth, and shall prevail." Passwords should have at least 6 characters. (5) A permanent way. 8. He is creation's definition or final cause. "Yes, I remember it very distinctly." During the time of her father's troubles, she was a prisoner in Carisbrook Castle. And the reason why you do not enjoy all this is, because you will not.V. A. They never come in any way; they never think of it.2. He had lost the knowledge of God and was spiritually dark; the favour of God and was guilty; the image of God and was corrupt; the life of God and was dead in trespasses and sins; and that men could only secure the prerogatives of sonship by intervention from without. It never was uttered, and never will be, in any world in which the beings continue to be just as they proceeded from the hands of God. But this is to reverse the Scriptural order. They delight in constant intercourse with God. How very different they are in the care they require! Major Prophets As the life of the mother is imparted to the child, so Christ's life is imparted to the Christian. — for as this is allying way, all who walk in it participate in that eternal life which it bestows (Isaiah 35:8-10). This is the food that this hungry soul craves. They had sought a way outside Christ, though a way through whose mazes He was to guide them; a truth outside Christ, though a truth the exposition of which was to come from His lips; a life outside Christ, though a life of which His immortal reign was to be the seal and the defence. III. As the recompense of the Redeemer's passion. And the peculiarity of the thing as revealed in Scripture is, that we are to come to God, through a Mediator, and to plead the work and sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to ask the forgiveness of sin, in the consideration of that reason. LIFE FOR CHRIST. ITS END. We have no trial that Christ did not experience. The exercises in which the Spiritual life consists terminate in Him.2. A. The means of access and acceptance with God, under the Levitical dispensation, were restricted to a small nation; but under that dispensation of grace and truth, which came by Jesus Christ, it announced that the party walls were to be broken down, and the distinction of Jew and Gentile known no more; and that whomsoever, of any age, nation, rank, or character, would come unto the Father through the work of the Son, should find in the work of the Son a ready plenitude of Almighty energy and grace. She took courage. Newton, D. D.He is —I. Christ is Truth substantially in relation to the types and shadows of the Old Testament. SATISFIES AND MAKES US HAPPY. - 1 John 2:6 How To Love Thy Neighbor - 1 John 3:16-19 What Are The Facts About God's Love? he asked. And as the Mediatorship is actually constituted, what lessons touching Divine love and holiness, and human helplessness and dignity, does it not pour into our ears.2. He is man's "Truth." 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