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Sun and moon stand still. Josh. x, 13.
power, most chiefly in shewing mercy and pity, Apply to him for the exercise of his power on your behalf. 3d Collect, Morning Prayer...-Defend us in the same with thy
mighty power. 2d Sunday after Epiphany.---Almighty and everlasting God, who
dost govern all things, &c. 3d Sunday in Lent.-Stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty to
be our defence. 8th Sunday after Trinity..O God, whose never-failing providence
ordereth all things. He is a God of GLORY. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Ps. viii, 1. Tbine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory.
1 Chron. xxix, 11. The whole earth is full of his glory. Isa, vi, 3. Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Matt. vi, 13. Te Deum.--Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
He is HOLY. Ye shall be holy, for I am boly. Lev. xi, 45; xix, 2; 1 Pet. i, 15, 16. He is an holy God; he is a jealous God. Joshua xxiv, 19. There is none holy as the Lord. 1 Sam, ii, 2. Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness. Ps. V, 4. Worship at his footstool, for he is holy. Ps. xcix, 5. One cried, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts. Isa. vi, 3. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. Hab. i, 13. Holy Father, keep those whom thou hast given me. John xvii, 11. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. Rev. iv, 8. How long, O Lord, holy and true. Rev. vi, 10.
He is JUST.
Matt, xxv, 32, 33.
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord, Rom. xii, 19. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. 1 John i, g.
He is a God of LOVE. He hateth nothing that he hath made, and loveth his people with an everlasting love. How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God. Ps. xxxvi, 7. The Lord is good to all, &c. Ps. cxlv, 9. I bave loved thee with an everlasting love. Jer. xxxi, 3. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. John
iii, 16. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for
his friends. John xv, 13. God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. v, 8. The God of love and peace shall be with you. 2 Cor. xiii, 11, His great love wherewith he loved us. Epb. ii, 4, 5. Behold, what manner of love, the Father hath bestowed upon as.
1 John iii, 1. God is love, 1 John iv, 8, 16. In this was manifested the love of God, &c. 1 John iv, 8, 9.
He is MERCIFUL. The Lord God merciful and gracions, keeping mercy for thousande,
Exod. xxxiv, 6, 7. Thou art a God ready to pardon, a gracious and mercifal God.
Neh. ix, 17, 31. His mercy is everlasting. Ps. c, 5. As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward
them that fear him. Ps. ciii, 11. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting. Ps. ciii, 17. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed. Lam, iii, 29. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, Dan. ix, 9. He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust, &c. Matt. y, 45. Be ye merciful, as your father also is merciful. Luke vi, 36. The Father of mercies. 2 Cor, i, 3. . God who is rich in mercy. Epb. ii, 4. According to bis mercy he saved us. Titus iii, 5. The Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy, James V, 11.
He is a God of TRUTH and FAITHFULNESS; as for lies, he hates and abhors them. If you believe not, you make him a liar. 1 John v, 10. How dreadful an insult! Ask yourself, Do I believe him? Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Ps. xxxvi, 5. His truth endureth to all generations. Ps. c, 5; cxvii, 2.
Thee, the only true God. Jobn xvii, 3.
are able. 1 Cor. x. 13.
He is a COVENANT-KEEPING God. The covenant made with Noah. Geo, ix, 9, 11; Abrabam, Gen. xvii,
2-9; Isaac, Gen. xvii, 19; Jacob, Gen, xxviii, 13-15, Confirmation of the covenant. Exod. vi, 4. Promise of a new covenant. Jer. xxxi, 31. Jesus the mediator of the new covenant. Heb. viii, 6-9. Which keepeth covenant and mercy, &c. Deut, vii, 9, 12; 1 Kings
viii, 23; 2 Chron. vi, 14; Neh, i, 5; is, 32. Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant. Sam. xxiii, 5. My covenant will I not break. Ps. Ixxxix, 34. My spirit shall not depart out of my mouth. Isa. lix, 21.
He is UNCHANGEABLE. I am the Lord, I change not. Mal. lii, 6. The imniotability of his counsel. Heb. vi, 17. With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James i, 17.
He is UNCHANGEABLE in his determination to punish all unrepenting sinners, and in his love and mercy to those who fear and obey him. God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he
should repent. Numb. xxiii, 19. The Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent. 1 Sam. xv, 29.
Yet, however positive the denunciations of God against sin may appear, they are not to be understood as shutting up any repenting sinner in despair. Nor can we have any encouragement to expect the fulfilment of any promises in which we once appeared to have an interest, after we have forsaken that path of holiness, which was the evidence of our title to those blessings. And the Lord repented of the evil that he thought to do unto his
people. Exod. xxxii, 14. It repenteth me that I have set op Saul to be king. 1 Sam, xv. 11, 35. And God repented of the evil that he had said he would do anto
them; and he did it pot. Jonah iii, 9, 10, If that nation do evil in my sight, I will repent of the good where.
with I said I would benefit them. Jer. xviii, 8--10; see also
Jer. xxvi, 13 ; xlii, 10.
As “the Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible,"
We must believe, not only that they were made, but that they were made by God, and at the time and in the manner described by Scripture, Men work from materials; but God formed all things from nothing. He calleth those things wbich be not as though they were. Rom.
iv, 17. The worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things
which are seen, were not made of things which do appear. Heb. xi, 3.
The work of creation is described in the first and second chapters of Genesis, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen, i, 1. 1st day. He made the light. 2d day. The firmament. sd day. Waters separated from the land; grass, and fruit trees. 4th day. The sun, moon, and stars. 5th day. Inbabitants of water, and fowls. 6th day. Beasts and reptiles.-Man out of dust,
(Dust thou art. Gen. iii, 19.) 7th day. He rested, and hallowed the seventh day. In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth. Exod. x4, 11;
Xxxi, 17. Thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, &c. Ps. viii, 3. He commanded and they were created. Ps. cxlviii, 5. He made the earth by bis power, and hath stretched out the heavens
by bis discretion. Jer, x, 12; li, 15, And thon, Lord, in the beginning, bast laid the foundation of the
earth. Heb. i, 10. Every house is builded by some man, but be that built all things is
God. Heb. iii, 4.
Angels were also created by God. Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flame of fire. Pochy,
4; Heb. i, 7. Why were all things created ?
For the pleasure of the Almighty. Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were
created Rev, iv, 11. Do you believe in God the Father, in all his characters and attributes, as revealed in the Scriptures? If you do, you are living a blameless and holy life-obedient to your parents and teachers-desirous to receive instruction-reverencing the sabbath-doing to all as you would be done by-in short, keeping all the command. ments of God, and hating every evil way. Then happy indeed is your state, and you are ripening for still more exalted happiness in another world. But if the absence of these holy habits and inclinations, and an attachment to sin and sinful companions, show that you do not yet truly believe in him, let the conviction stop your dangerous career. Reflect on the character of him with whom you have to do. Tremble at his vengeance-lay hold on his mercy--betake yourself unto him, and say, with humble confidence but salutary fear, “ Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief.”
On the Creed. No. 2.
ON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
What is the second article in the Creed ?
And [I believe) in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
The Catechism states, “who redeemed me and all mankind.” What is the meaning of the word JESUS?
It siguifies Saviour, and was given him because he came to save all who believed op him, from sin and hell. That thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Isa.
ults, 6. Thou shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from
their sins. Matt, i, 21. The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost. Mart. svili,
11; Luke xix, 10. And bath raised up a horn of salvation for us. Loke i, 89. Mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Luke ii, 30. That the world through him might be saved. Jobo iii, 17. The Christ, the Saviour of the world. Jobn iv, 42. I came not to judge but to save the world. John xil, 47. There is none other name, whereby we must be saved. Acts iv, 12, From whence we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus. Phil. iii, 80. Jesas, which delivered us from the wrath to come. 1 Thess, 1, 10. God bath appointed as to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thess. v, 9. Cbrist Jesus came into the world to save sioners. 1 Tim. 1, 15. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeein ns from all iniquity.
Titus ii, 14.