Sermons on Several Occasions and Subjects; In Three Volumes. by the Reverend Dr. Richard Lucas,
General Books LLC, 2009 - 126 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1722 Excerpt: ... SERMON III. The Greatness and Certainty of a Christian's Reward. The First Sermon upon this Text i Cor. xv. 58. Therefore my beloved Brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your Labour is not in vain in the Lord. HIS Day He, who was Vol. II. deliver'd for our Offences, Qf rose again for our Justi-en Eaftetf cation; this Day was ful-. ir# fill'd that of the Royal 25. Psalmist, Thou wilt not leave my Soul in. Hell.? neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy oneTM'TM1'10' to Vol. 11. / Corruption. This Day our Lord, /"Y"v who had before defeated all Temptations, and baffled the Malice, Subtilty, Activity and Force of Satan, triumph'd over Death itself. Ah! how much greater was he, than all the Conquerors either before or after Him, which the World feisty calls Great? They conquer'd by Policy and Force, he by Humility and Suffering; their Conquest wrought the Destruction his the Salvation of Mankind; they, when they had fill'd tl Wcdd with Desolation and Blood, became at last themselves a Prey and Spoil to Death and the Grave. This Victory of our Lord is matter of inexpressible Joy to us, for there is such a close Connection between i?'s ResurrectiEj.H 6. on and ours, that we are said to be rats'd together with himf and to Jit together with him in Heavenly Placss. and no wonder, jefi.xiv.2.for he tells us himselfjs I go to prepare a Place for you; and St. 'Paul tells us, that Heb. vi. He is enter'd into Heaven for us as our 30, Forerunner; and we are every where; assur'd, that if we tread in his Steps we 2 Tub. ii shali partake of his Glory; that if ws " suffer with him, we shall also reign with 'him', that, if we die to Sin and to the j fr., World, and rife with him by Newness j...
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