What think you would be the testimony of the widow of Nain to the gracious character of our Lord? (4) Is His end any better? The only-begotten of the Father.2. His family is His body, and His body is His bride, and His bride is His Church; and He lives in the members. The reality of Christ's Deity gave sacrificial efficacy to His death on our behalf.2. A word of continuance. The only-begotten of the Father.2. The topic of John's Christmas message is the "The Word". How can we behold?1. Infer the incomparable sweetness of Christianity that shows such a foundation for the sinner's hope.5. "In Him was life; and the life was the light of men." THE PROOF WHICH IS FURNISHED OF THIS TRUTH. (2) How born? Culross, D. D.)Christ's glory in the fleshJ. )Christ, the life and the lightD. think what this means! How reconcile justice and mercy? The book of Acts is the second volume of the life of Christ, the first being an account of all Jesus "began." The development of the kingdom of God among mankind follows naturally a historical method; and so Genesis comes first, with much afterwards, in the preparatory dispensations, before the birth of the Saviour. A glory, therefore, which could only have come down from THE FATHER, and which led the disciples afterwards from the earthly Master to the heavenly Father.(A. The almightiness of God now moved in a human arm; the infinite love of God now beat in a human heart; the unbounded compassion of God to sinners now glistened in a human eye; God was love before; but Christ was now love, covered over with flesh."(R. If we study the great principles which constitute His doctrine we hear the voice of one who spake as never man spake. Cynddylan Jones, D. D.)The beneficent inspirations of the IncarnationJ. The letters are little, thick, squarish things, with dots all over them, as if the pen had been sputtering when it was writing I Now you could see these words, but you could not understand them by yourself. Thomas, D. D.(text in conjunction with Ephesians 3:17): — There are two births of Christ — one unto the world, the other into the soul. In the previous verses of the chapter St. John has been speaking of the Word, though only in the fourteenth verse does he begin to speak of the Word Incarnate. There is in Him not only the nature, but the wisdom of the Father. (2) Integrally. That development is gradual, and is concurrent with the study of Christ. That of three Persons in one God: essentially.2. The FEMININE AND MASCULINE VIRTUES in sweetest harmony. From the benignant character of His religion.II. But that of —II. There is more heart in the gospels than in all other books put together. The Word showeth the manner, the Son the truth of His proceeding. But the grace of His heart was not expended by its earthly efforts; after He ascended to glory, He manifested in an equal degree the forbearing kindness of His heart, the distinguishing sovereignty of His grace. (1) As prophet; for as God He knows the mind and will of God (John 1:18; John 3:13); as man He is fitted to impart it to us (Deuteronomy 18:15-18 cf. THEIR EXALTED PRIVILEGE. Then the Christian will be like Him, for he will see Him as He is. THAT GOD IN HIS LOVE HAS SENT DELIVERANCE. Howat. That of three Persons in one God: essentially.2. Its uses.1. )The relations of the IncarnationJ. (4) Not made by compounding, and so a third thing produced of both, as Eutyches.2. Cynddylan Jones, D. D.)Lessons of the IncarnationJ. Let Christians inform themselves of this momentous trust, and hold it fast against subtle adversaries.2. The Divine nature or life was not naturally ours — it was lost. (5) Christ redeems us to His image, His grace, His heaven (Psalm 86:11).4. The Divine did not become human, the Word was not made flesh, if the will of the Son on earth was not at all times and in all things at one with the will of the Father in heaven; and if we may not accept the words, "Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God," as a full and adequate statement of the mission of Jesus Christ. He is neither an insignificant atom nor God. "Christ did not gain one perfection more by becoming man, nor could He lose anything of what He possessed as God. There is a unity in the sacred writings, and that unity is the person of the Incarnate Word. For God can have no fellowship with sin, and had Christ been a sinner He could not have satisfied for the sins of others (Hebrews 7:26). Men are thus moved because a destiny is being weighed in the balance and at such moments the depreciatory theory of man's nature and origin gives way. Prior to the Incarnation a wide gap divided the Creator from His creation, but the Incarnation filled it up, and did away with the antithesis. But men required something more, something to show them how to live and to make themselves ready for their pure inheritance. If we study the great principles which constitute His doctrine we hear the voice of one who spake as never man spake. Not that Divine manifestations began at the Advent. He is especially the revealer of God. Deity in the abstract is unrevealed; only through the Word has He made Himself known. The moral beauty of which mankind is capable appeared in Jesus as it never appeared before or since. (2) Others to Philo, who spoke much of a semi-divine person called the Word of God. Death dissolves that, but this is indissoluble. (1) Grace and truth are spoken of in the concrete; not full of the news of grace and truth. But how merit this? If man, yet the man hath part — the soul.5. ).The necessity of the IncarnationJ. He is the Holy Spirit. From the benignant character of His religion.II. A. Because he was full of truth, he was able to pay for our sins completely. Yet the properties of our nature are not imparted to the other, nor is it proper to say that the Divine nature suffered, or that the human was omniscient. Culross, D. D.Here is an answer to Solomon's wondering exclamation: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? And DWELT.1. The life of the Saviour imparts must be sustained by the same energy.5. J. Vaughan, M. A.1. How then do we come to know Hebrew? Just now the deprivatory account is the popular one. A. The gift is salvation. He was a man, no doubt; but no man ever looked more like God. The human nature is a glass, through which we may see the love and wisdom and glory of God clearly represented to us. This of two distinct natures in one Person: hypostatically.For the more distinct management of this latter I shall speak of it —1. What responsibilities!(Bp. We get some person who knows Hebrew, but who also knows English, and he teaches us. There is now not a single break in the chain of existence. 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