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Christ the beloved of his church.
Song of SOLOMON, viii. part of verse 7.
Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon
her beloved ?
Christ the husband of his church.
Isalah liv. part of the 5th verse.
Thy Maker is thy Husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name 18
Christ by his Spirit the teacher of his church.
JOB xxiv. 32.
That which I see not teach thou me; if I have done iniquity
I will do no more
Christ the strength of his church.
Hebrews xii. Ist and part of the 2nd verses.
Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the
race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus
Christ the corrector of his church.
Jeremiah xii. 7.
Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle
from the place where I had hid it, and behold the girdle
was marred, it was profitable for nothing
Christ making trial of his church.
Ruth i. 15, 16.
Behold thy sister-in-law is gone back unto her people, and
unto her gods : return thou after thy sister-in-law. And
Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from
following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go, and
whither thou lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my
people, and thy God my God
Christ the support of his church.
MATTHEW xiv. 28-31.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me
come unto thee on the water; and he said, Come ; and
when Peter was come down out of the ship he walked on
the water to go to Jesus; but when he saw the wind bois-
terous, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried, say-
ing, Lord, save me; and immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand and caught him, and said unto him, Othou of
little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Christ the ark of salvation to his church.
HABAKKUK iii. 17, 18.
Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be
in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and tủe
fields shall yield no meat ; the flock shall be cut off from
the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; yet I
will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salva-
Christ the tree of life.
Genesis xlix. 22-24.
Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well;
whose branches run over the wall : the archers have sorely
grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him; but his bow
fu.. abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made
strong by the hapds of the mighty God of Jacob; from
thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel
supposition that they may be read by
many of that congregation, for whose be-
nefit they were written, I have chosen to
retain the familiar mode of address which I
customarily adopt in the pulpit.
Isaiau liv. part of the 5th verse.