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BOSTON, GOULD, KENDALL & LINCOLN.... NEW-YORK,

LEAVITT, LORD & Co.

1836.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by J. S. and C. Adams, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massa

chusetts.

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A Divine Teacher needed-Desired-Might have been

expected—Was predicted—His advent in the person of

Christ--His lowly condition--Herald-Installation to

office-Subject proposed--A very small portion of his

discourses recorded--Scope of his teaching -First char-

acteristic,

authority. I. Authority of goodness--Invi-

tations--Beatitudes. II. Authority of greatness-

Claims universal audience-Superiority to Jonah, Sol-

omon, and all the great names of the Jewish Church--

Supremacy--Central object of the judgment day--

Impresses his name on every thing-Speaks of all

things awful and sublime, calmly, like one familiar

with them-Teaching, declarative and dogmatic.

III. Authority of solemnity--His peculiar formula-

His denunciations of woe.' IV. Legislative authority

-Revises the Mosaic code-Asserts his superiority to

law--Repeals existing economy--Controls laws of na-

ture himself

, and confers the power on others--'I say

unto you,'--His new commandment-Not only enacts

laws but' ensurse obedience-Forgives sin-Reposed

on his own personal authority--Conclusion--His

teaching exempt from all supposable circumstances

unfavorable to authoratative teaching--Taught with

the perfect conviction of the truth of his doctrine--

His example enforced it--Cordial sympathy with it-

Knew the ultimate principles on which his doctrines

rested--And the supreme value of the truth he taught

--And the purity of his own motives--And the ulti-

mate triumph of his doctrine--All this must have

clothed his teaching, especially when contrasted with

the prevailing mode of Jewish instruction, with com-

manding power--His disciples should be distinguished

by reverence and docility-These dispositions to be

sought and found at the throne of grace.

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Satan the prince of devils--Numbers of his agents—His

apostacy, and ruin of man-His power on earth, a
kingdom--Organized--Long almost_undisputed--
Christ came to dispute his authority--Took an affect-
ing view of human vassalage--Satan, aware of his
advent-Undertook to conduct his temptation-Made
his life an incessant conflict--Compassed his death-

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