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What offices det! Christ execute as our Redeemer ? A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a Prophet, of a Priest, and of a King, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation t,


Luke i. 27. To a virgin espou- that spake on earth, much more sed to a man whose name was Jo, shall not we escape, if we turn away seph, of the house of David; and from him that speaketh from hea. the virgin's name was Mary. v. 31. ven. Compared with 2 Cor. xii. 3. And behold, thou shalt conceive in Since ye seek a proof of Christ thy womb, and bring forth a fan, speaking in me, which to you-ward and shall call his name Jesus. v. 35. is not weak, but is mighty in you. And the angel answered and said Heb. v. 5. So also, Christ glorified unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come not himself, to be made an high upon thee, and the power of the priest ; but he that faid unto him, Highest shall overshadow thee : Thou art my Son, to day have I therefore also that holy thing which begotten thee. v. 6. As he faith alshall be born of thee, Phall be called fo in another place, Thou art a the Son of God. V. 42. And the priest for ever after the order of fpake out with a loud voice, and Melchisedec.

v. 7. Who in the faid, Bleffed art thou among wo days of his flesh, when he had of. men, and blessed is the fruit of thy fered up prayers and supplications, womb. Gal. iv. 4. (See in the pre- with strong crying and tears, unto ceding question, letter n.)

him that was able to save him from Heb. iv. 15: For we have not death, and was heard, in that he an high priest which cannot be feared. Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore touched with the feeling of cur in. he is able also to save them to the formities; but was in all points utternost, that come unto God by tempted like as we are, yet without him, seeing he ever liveth to make fin. Heb. vii. 26. For fich an high interceflion for them. Pfal. ii. 6. priest became us, who is holy, harm- Yet have I set my king upon my less, undefiled, separate from finners, holy hill of Zion. If. ix. 6. For and made higher than the heavens. unto us a Child is born, unto us a

23. ( Ads iii. 21. Whom the Son is given, and the government heaven must receive, until the times shall be upon his shoulder : and his of reftitution of all things, which name shall be called Wonderful, God bath fpoken by the mouth of Counsellor, The mighty God, The all his holy prophets, since the everlasting Father, The Prince of world began,

v. 22. For Moses peace. . 7. Of the increase of bis truly said unto the fathers, A pro- government and peace there shall phet shall the Lord your God raise be no end, upon the throne of Da. up unto you, of your brethren, like vid, and upon his kingdom, to orunto 'me; him shall ye hear in all der it, and to establish it with judg. things whatsoever he shall say unto ment and with justice, from hence. you. Heb. xii. 25. See that ye re- forth even for ever': the zeal of fuse not him that speaketh : For if the Lord of hosts will perform this. they escaped not who refused him Matth. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daugh


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24. How doth Christ execute the office of a Prophet ? A. Christ executeth the office of a Prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation v.

Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a Priest?

A. Christ executeth the office of a Priest in his once offering up of himself a facrifice, to satisfy divine justice w, and reconcile us to God x, and in making continual interceision for us y.

0. 26. How dsth Christ execute the office of a King ?
À. Christ executeth the oflice of a King, in subduing

us ter of Sion, Behold, thy king co- the angels desire to look into. Joha meth unto thee, meek, and fitting xv. 15. Henceforth I call you not upon an ass, and a colt the fole of servants; for the servant knoweth an ass., Pfal. ii. 8. Ask of me, and not what his lord doth : but I I thall give thee the Heathen for have called you friends; for all thine inheritance, and the uttermost things that I have heard of my

Faparts of the earth for thy possession. ther, I have made known unto you. 1.9. Thou shalt break them with John xx. 31. But these are writa rod of iron, thou shalt dash them ten, that ye night believe tiiat Jein picces like a potter's vessel. v. 10. fus is the Christ, the Son of God, Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: and that believing ye might have be instructed, ye judges of the life through his name.

v. Il. Serve the Lord with 25. w Heb. ix. ill. How much fear, and rejoice with trembling. more thali the blood of Christ, who

24. v John i. 18. No man hath through the eternal Spirit, offered feen God at any time; the only be himself without spor to God, purge gotten Son, which is in the borom your conscience from dead 'works of the Father, he hath declared to serve the living God? v. 28. So him. 1 Pet. i. 10. Of which salva- Christ was once offered to bear ihe tion the prophets have inquired, fins of many; and unto them that and searched diligently, who pro:

look for him shall he appear the sophesied of the grace that mould cond time, without fin, unto salvacome unto you : v. 11. Searching sion. what, or what manner of time the x Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all Spirit of Christ which was in them things it behoved hi-tó be made did fignify, when it teltisied before. like unto his-brethren; that he hand the sufferings of Chrilt, and might be a merciful and faithful the glory that should follow. v. 12. high priest, in things-pertaining to Unto whom it was revealed, that God, to make reconciliation for the not unto themseives, but unto us {ins of the people. they did minister the things which

y Heb. vii.

24. are now reported unto you by them because he continueth ever, hath that have preached the gospel unto an unchangeable priesthord. v. 25. you, with the Holy Ghost sent Wherefore he is able also to save down from heaven ; which things them to the uttermolt, that come


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us to himself z, in ruling a and defending us b, and in reftraining and conquering all his and our enemies c.

Q. 27. Wherein did Christ's humiliation conpft?
À. Christ's hun lihonld, made under the law


e, undergoing the miseries of this life f, the wrath of God and the cursed death of the cross b; in being burried i, and

continuing unto God by him, seeing he ever faith, who for the joy that was set liveth to make intercession for them. before him, endured the cross, de

26. z Acts xv. 14. Simeon bath spising the shame, and is set, down declared how God at the first did at the right hand of the throne of visit the Gentiles, to take out of God. v. 3. For consider him that, them a people for his name. v. 15. endured such contradiction of finAnd to this agree the words of the ners against himself, left ye be weaprophet; as it is written, v. 16. red and faint in your minds. If After this I will return, and will liii. 2. For he shall grow up before build again the tabernacle of Da- : him as a tender plant, and as a root vid, which is fallen down : and I out of a dry ground; he hath no will build again the ruins thereof, form nor comeliness : and when we and I will set it up.

shall see him, there is no beauty a If. xxxiii. 22. For the Lord is that we should desire him. v. 3. He our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgi. is despised and rejected of men, a ver; the Lord is our King, he will man of forrows, and acquainted

with grief: and we hid as it were 6 If. xxxii. 1. Behold, a King our faces from him; he was despi. fhall reign in righteousness, and sed, and we esteemed bim not. princes shall rule in judgment. v. 2. & Luke xxii. 44: And being in And a man fhall be as an hiding. an agony, he prayed more earnestplace from the wind, and a covert ly: and his sweat was as it were from the tempest : as rivers of wa- great drops of blood falling down ter in a dry place, as the shadow to the ground. . Matth. xxvii. 46. of a great rock in a weary

land. And about the ninth hour Jesus ci Cur. xv. 25. For he must cried with a loud voice, saying, reign, till he hathi put all enemies Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is under his feet. Pfal. cx. throughout. to say, My God, my God, why

27. d Luke ii. 7. And she brought halt thou forsaken me? forth her firit-born son, and wrap- h Phil. ii. &. And being found in ped him in swaddling clothes, and fashion as a man, he humbled himlaid him in a manger, because there. self, and became obedient was no room for them in the inn.

death, even the death of the cross. e Gal. iv.

But when the ful-

i i Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered ness of the time was come, God unto you first of all, that which I fent forth his Son made of a wo- also received, how that Christ died man, made under the law.

for our fios, according to the scripf Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Je- tures : v. 4. And that he was burisus the author and finisher of our ed, and that he rose again the third


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death for å time k, Q. 28. Wherein confifteth Christ's exaltation ?

À. Christ's exaltation consisteth, in his rising again from the dead on the third day l, in ascending up into heaven m, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father n, and in coming to judge the world at the last day o.

Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchaled by Christ?

A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchafed by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us p, by his holy Spirit q.

Q: 30. Floww doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?

A. The Spirit applieth to the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us r, and

thereby day according to the scriptures. right hand in the heavenly places.

k Acts ii. 24. Whom God hath o Acts i. 11. Which also said, raised up, having loosed the pains Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye of death : because it was not possible gazing up into heaven? this fanie that he should be holden of it. v. 25. Jesus which is taken up from you For David speaketh concerning him, into heaven, shall so come in like I foresaw the Lord always before manner as ye have seen him go in. my face, for he is on my right hand, to heaven. Acts xvii. 31. Because that I should not be moved. v. 26. he hath appointed a day, in the Therefore did my heart rejoice, and which he will judge the world in my tongue was glad : moreover al. righteousness, by that man whom fo, my fesh shall rest in hope. v. 27. he hath ordained; whereof he hath Because thou wilt not leave my soul given assurance unto all men, in in hell, neither wilt thou suffer that he hath raised him from the dead. thine Holy One to see corruption. 29. p John i. 11. He came unto V. 31. He seeing this before, spake his own, and his own received him of the resurrection of Christ, that not. V. 12. But as many as received his foul was not left in hell, neither him, to them gave he power to be. his flesh did see corruption.

come the fons of God, even to them 28. 1 1 Cor. xv. 4. And that he that believe on his name. was buried, and that he rose again 9 Tit, iii. 5. Not by works of the third day according to the scrip- righteousness, which we have done, tures.

but according to his mercy he saved m Mark xvi. 19. So then after us by the washing of regeneration, the Lord had spoken unto them, he and renewing of the Holy Ghost was received up into heaven, and V. 6. Which he shed on us abursat on the right hand of God. dantly, through Jesus Christ our

n Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought Saviour. in Christ, when he raised him from 30. r Eph. i. 13. In whom ye the dead, and fet him at his own also trusted after that ye heard the


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thereby uniting, us to Christ, in our effe&ual calling ),

Q. 31. What is effectual calling?

À Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit t, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery v, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ w, and renewing our wills.x, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel y.

Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life? A. They that are effectually called do, in this life, par

take word of truth, the gospel of your through fanctification of the Spirit, salvation : in whom also after that and belief of the truth : ye believed, ye were sealed with

Whereunto he called you by our that holy Spirit of promise. v. 14. gospel, to the obtaining of the glo. Which is the earnest of our inheri- ry of our Lord Jesus Christ. tance, until the redemption of the v Acts ii. 37. Now when they purchased possession, unto the praise heard this, they were pricked in of his glory. John vi. 37. All that their heart, and said unto Peter, the Father giveth me, shall come to and to the rest of the apoftles, Men me; and him that cometh to me, I and brethren, what shall we do? will in no wise cast out.

v. 39. And

w A&s xxvi. 18. To open their this is the Father's will which hath eyes, and to turn them from dark. fent me, that of all which he hath ness to light, and from the

power given me, I should lose nothing, of Satan unto God, that they may but should raise it up again at the receive forgiveness of fins, and inlast day. Eph. ii. 8. For by grace heritance, among them which are are ye saved, through faith; and fanctified by faith that is in me. that not of yourselves : it is the x Ezek. xxxvi. 26. A new heart gift of God.

also will I give you, and a new spi: Eph. iii. 17. That Christ may rit will I put within you, and I will dwell in your hearts by faith : that take away the stony heart out of ye being rooted and grounded in your flesh, and I will give you an love. 1 Cor. i. 9. God is faithful, heart of fiel. V. 27. And I will by whom ye were called unto the put my Spirit within you, and cause fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ you to walk in my ftatutes, and ye our Lord.

thall keep my judgments, and do 9.

Who hath fa- them. ved us, and called us with an holy. y John vi. 44. No man can come calling, not according to our work's

to me, except the Father which but according to his own purpose hath sent me, draw him : and I will and grace which was given us in raise him up at the last day. v.45 Chrill Jefus, before the world be. It is written in the prophets, And gan. 2 Theff. ii. 13. But we are they shall be all taught of God, E. bound to give thanks always to God very man therefore that hath heard, for you, brethren, beloved of the and hath learned of the Father, Lord, because God hath from the cometh unto me. Phil. ii. 13. For beginning ehosen you to falvation, it is God which worketh in you,


31. t 2 Tim. i.

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