But all who undertake to climb over into the fold by any other way are thieves and robbers. 2. About a year since, two of my companions and myself were passing by a church. She wrote half a page. What must I do to be saved? No intellectual activity, no induction of reason, no range of research can fill up this chasm in the mind of man. Emphatically may it be said that it is a way of peace. Here is a ship at sea. There is something solemn and impressive about it. The father of a little girl was once in great trouble on account of his sins. She poured out her little heart to Him with a child's full faith, and found comfort in Him. TRUTH WAS AN ATTRIBUTE ABOVE ALL OTHERS, ESSENTIAL TO THE OFFICES WHICH CHRIST UNDERTOOK TO FULFIL.1. And so Jesus can support all His people.III. 2. 2) “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. Others, and among these many of the noblest benefactors of mankind, have been compelled to speak thus. Parsons.I. The model of goodness is the example of Jesus. A paved street or a turnpike road, is a plain way. How many are content with the knowledge of individual facts and unimportant generalizations, just because the skeptical spirit of the time indisposes them to believe in the possibility of grasping the truth upon the greatest subjects of all! And, when we go outside of the homes, in the fields, on the hills, in the ponds, and rivers, and. SAVES US. 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. 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? But it is particularly because He gives life to souls dead in sins, and makes it possible for them to live forever, that Jesus is called "the Life." It was myself. What a sermon in stone that monument preaches! )Christ, the Christian's lifeJ. Some years since, a respectable-looking person said to two collectors for the Bible Society, "I belonged to a company of pickpockets. Nothing could continue to live, if it were left entirely to itself. She has been overtaken by a dreadful storm. Truth had died out of the earth, when Christ came to re-make "truth," to be "Truth." You think you have some preparations to make, some feelings to pass through, something or other to perform; but all you can do to make yourself fit for Christ is to make yourself unfit; all your preparations are but foul lumber — put them all away. And why? THE SAVING TRUTH. Worlds that have never fallen are in a state of natural religion. And, then, I can see, and hear, and feel. And every man — as he dwells more with Christ — grows in rectitude of conduct and integrity of practice. Hodge, D. D.Life includes —1. 1. Can you reconcile it? Take Nellie's hand." And the bodies of believers, as well as their spirits, will be drawn up to Him at last. Man is guilty, and therefore condemned; depraved, therefore impotent; hopeless, therefore wretched. Thus we are cleansed from our transgression, justified from all condemnation, made partakers of the Saviour's Spirit, destined to the Saviour's glory. And yet, God has announced, that "every soul that sins shall perish." Then he stooped down to speak to the boy. Vaughan, M. A.We do not wonder to find "Truth" made the centre bit of the arch. And that was the only way in which He could be manifested personally to the eye of flesh. But she had been taught about Jesus, as the Friend and Saviour of sinners. THE ONLY WAY. 1. No other being possesses the characteristics which are possessed by our Lord Jesus, and which are necessary to constitute a sufficient mode of access to the Father. In like manner, "the Truth" of Christ is the cardinal point of all the strength of Scripture. )Christ the only way of approach to the FatherJ. It was myself. you would find nothing in all those studies that would be the least help to you in answering that question. His right to command is as extensive in one thing as another; His least command is as important as His greatest.(J. Baptism symbolizes our being born in Christ, and the Lord's Supper symbolizes our being fed by Him. ITS AUTHOR.1. With a very sad heart, her father said: "My darling, the doctor is afraid you cannot live." And yet, God has announced, that "every soul that sins shall perish." 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. But her husband was an infidel. (Isaiah 35:8; Habakkuk 2:2). The Sacraments. And the air is full of life. A. This life is given to us through —1. Truth had died out of the earth, when Christ came to re-make "truth," to be "Truth." Christ is the eternal fountain — the life of the soul (Romans 8:38, 39).II. Prophets God is to be viewed by us not merely as God, but as a God whom we have offended. )The Life.Jesus, the LifeR. Or conceive of the subjects entering the presence chamber of their monarch, and that without adverting to the proclamation that had been made, they should come and unite together in some manifestation of their feelings with regard to his government and his reign, and the happiness of his subjects; never once referring to the business on which they were supposed to come. Between man and God there stretches a wide gulf which sin has opened. "I am better, doctor. And yet, God has announced, that "every soul that sins shall perish." THE WORK OF THE LORD JESUS AFFORDS A METHOD BY WHICH MEN MAY COME UNTO THE FATHER. There are three empires of "truth. ESTABLISH THE TRUTH, and to set up a kingdom in which truth reigns, and the subjects of which have truth in their inward parts. The Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Charles I, lies buried in Newport Church, in the Isle of Wight. Some by the word mean literal accuracy of speech, some a restricted class of theological truths; others some philosophical theories. 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. No error can be harmless; every truth must have its use; yet it is equally evident that all truth is not of the same importance; but this is the central, all-pervading truth. The way of salvation in Jesus is easy to find and easy to keep, if we only ask God to help us in finding and keeping it. There is something solemn and impressive about it. It is to take to the lifeboat. With a very sad heart, her father said: "My darling, the doctor is afraid you cannot live." A marble monument erected by Queen Victoria shows, in a very touching way, what her feelings were about the matter of which we are now speaking, at the time of death. THE TRUTHS IN THEIR CONNECTION. For what sort of people. The poor dear child turned her face to the wall and wept. Christ is the eternal fountain — the life of the soul (Romans 8:38, 39).II. At once she was quieted and comforted. This is a staggering statement because Jesus is affirming his deity, placing himself on an equal level with the Father as an appropriate object of faith. We shall have a welcome, and shall surely receive whatever is requisite to ensure for us happiness and satisfaction. The letters were crooked. The Ten Commandments, in large gilt letters, were on the wall behind the pulpit. We have no power to make ourselves alive, and when life is given we have no power to keep or preserve it, and therefore we need such a one as Jesus. THAT THOSE WHO COME TO GOD BY THE MEDIATOR, AND THEY ONLY, ARE PREPARED FOR DWELLING WITH GOD HEREAFTER. A few simple facts and doctrines constitute the main features of our religion. V. THAT THOSE WHO COME TO GOD BY THE MEDIATOR, AND THEY ONLY, ARE PREPARED FOR DWELLING WITH GOD HEREAFTER. You say to him: "Don't be troubled; two and two make four; or the sun rises in the east and sets in the west." INCOMPARABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL TRUTH. It is —(1) To obtain an accurate acquaintance of His character and His will. It made me think of my dear mother, now in heaven. your personal freedom; but this affects your soul, your conscience, your character, your eternity. She heard the voice of Jesus saying: "Let go that branch, and I will save you." he asked. He took her pale, thin hand in his, and said slowly but solemnly: "My darling daughter, take your mother's way." There was a poor sailor who had lived a very wicked life. I was about right — only needed a little help, and now, knowing that I was in the right way, I did run. Chapman. And why? A. If some poor soul, distressed about his sins, should come to you and ask the question: "What must I do to be saved?" "Yes, 'Jesus Christ tasted death for every man.'" And so Jesus can support all His people.III. 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