From Him they were inseparable. A period of law begins. "Never man spoke as this man." Reply. "You never saw a woman sewing without a needle! Here, as in Jesus' discourse on the Good Shepherd (10:1-18), we see an extended metaphor. 1; 2; 3; Next; Have you ever pondered how powerful light is? The man chosen as the representative of this period was Abraham. And as the first dispensation ended in a slavery in Egypt, or broods darkly over Pagan nations still, so the lawless motions of every self-guided will end in a servitude to some Pharaoh in the members that cries aloud for emancipation — a settled alienation from the household of the good.II. Let us hold it right to our intellectual eye; not behind us, as the wicked do, they cast God's word behind them; not beside us, like the rich worldling that called to Christ — not to turn the back of the glass towards us, which is the very trick of all hypocrites; nor, lastly, to look upon ourselves in this glass when we are muffled, masked, or cased, for under those veils we cannot discern our own complexions. So, in the heart of childhood, there are expectations of the responsible second stage of manhood; it is too thoughtless yet to look beyond, to the age of mature Christian holiness. Huntington. Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Nov 2, 2008. Consequences which were penal as long as we were unforgiven, become simply natural and disciplinary as soon as sin has been remitted. They are natural consequences of certain past events in the man's history; they are not the penal results of the man's vices. Reply. Morally, they are children all their lives. But it made ready for the Physician, who was to come with grace and truth. The world's religious experience is concentrated in Judaea, human progress running on through Hebrew channels. It obeyed no written code of moral regulations. Let us view our text for the day, John 15:1-17. Corresponding to this impulsive religious age of the race, is the natural state of the individual. What we call Nature seems to show no mercy to those who disregard her method. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". Moses raised up by God; Christ sent forth from God. But man, with his free agency, beset before and behind by evil, is not like a lily growing under God's sun and dew, with no sin to deform its grace or stain its colouring. Moral, representing the inculcation of holiness. Throughout the whole of this era, reaching from Adam to Joseph, there were beautiful virtues, flowering into the light by the spontaneous energy of nature, but poisoned in many spots by the slime of sensuality. They are natural consequences of certain past events in the man's history; they are not the penal results of the man's vices. It is a very substantial part of the gospel itself, and a part of the gospel exceptionally necessary in our times. What he says is, "The law was given by Moses, grace came — grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." In Christ, the gracious power of the Eternal revealed, not to one age only but to all ages, that nature is not supreme, but that God is supreme. About the grace and the truth which have come through Jesus Christ, they know almost nothing. )Grace comprehends all the perfections of the will; truth all the virtues of the understanding. What is Mohammedanism? Nature prepares the way for law, making the heart restless by an unsatisfying experiment without it. I will begin with what is most obvious. When I was little, the small country church I went to in Westernville had a big emphasis in Sunday School on memorizing Bible verses. The drudgery of obedience is beautified into the privilege of reconciliation. We must have something to do with them, or they will have something to do with us. Do not imagine you can glide over into the favour of heaven, without first keeping the commandment. And wherever the grace is obscured, the truth, the very reality and substance of the Christian revelation loses its place, and the mere shadows of heavenly things remain. A period of law begins. 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