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What it is wherein we have peculiar fellowship with the Lord Christ. This is
in grace. This proved; John i. 14. 16, 17. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. 2 Thess. iii.
17, 18. Grace, of various acceptations. Personal grace in Christ proposed
to consideration. The grace of Christ as Mediator intended; Psal. xlv. 2.
Cant. v. 9. Christ how white and ruddy. His fitness to save, from the grace
of union. His fulness to save. His suitableness to endear. These conside-
Of the way and manner whereby the saints hold communion with the Lord
Christ, as to personal grace. The conjugal relation between Christ and the
saints, Cant. ii. 16. Isa. liv. 5, &c. Cant. iii. 11. opened. The way of com-
munion in conjugal relation. Hos. iii. 3. Cant. i. 15. on the part of Christ; on
Some excellencies of Christ proposed to consideration, to endear our hearts unto
All solid wisdom laid up in Christ. True wisdom wherein it consists.
ledge of God, in Christ only to be obtained. What of God may be known
by his works. Some properties of God not discovered but in Christ only;
love, mercy others not fully but in him; as vindictive justice, patience,
wisdom, all-sufficiency. No property of God savingly known but in Christ.
What is required to a saving knowledge of the properties of God. No true
knowledge of ourselves but in Christ. Knowledge of ourselves wherein it
consisteth. Knowledge of sin how to he had in Christ. Also, of righteous-
ness and of judgment. The wisdom of walking with God hid in Christ.
What is required thereunto. Other pretenders to the title of wisdom, ex-
Of communion with Christ in a conjugal relation in respect of consequential af-
fections. His delight in his saints first insisted on. Isa. lxii. 5. Cant. iii. 11.
Prov. viii. 21. Instance of Christ's delight in believers. He reveals his
whole heart to them; John xv. 14, 15. Himself; 1 John xiv. 21. His king-
dom. Enables them to communicate their mind to him, giving them assist-
ance; a way; boldness; Rom. viii. 26, 27. The saints' delight in Christ;
this manifested. Cant. ii. 7. viii. 6. iii. 1–5. opened.
2 Cor. viii. 9. Phil. ii. 6, 7. 3. Obedience as a servant. 4. In his death.
His valuation of them in comparison of others. Believers' estimation of
Christ. 1. They value him above all other things and persons. 2. Above
their own lives, 3. All spiritual excellencies. The sum of all on the part of
Christ. The sum on the part of believers. The third conjugal affection on
the part of Christ, pity or compassion, wherein manifested. Suffering and
supply, fruits of compassion. Several ways whereby Christ relieves the saints
under temptations. His compassion in their afflictions. Chastity, the third
conjugal affection in the saints. The fourth on the part of Christ, bounty;
Of communion with Christ in purchased grace. Purchased grace considered
in respect of its rise and fountain. The first rise of it, in the obedience of
Christ. Obedience properly ascribed to Christ. Two ways considered.
What it was, and wherein it did consist. Of his obedience to the law in ge-
neral. Of the law of the Mediator. His habitual righteousness how neces-
sary, as also his obedience to the law of the Mediator. Of his actual obe-
dience or active righteousness. All Christ's obedience performed as he was
Mediator. His active obedience for us. This proved at large; Gal. iv. 4, 5.
Rom. v. 19. Phil. iii. 19. Zech. iii. 3--5. One objection removed. Con-
siderations of Christ's active righteousness closed. Of the death of Christ,
and its influence into our acceptation with God; a price; redemption, what
it is. A sacrifice; atonement made thereby; a punishment; satisfaction
thereby. The intercession of Christ; with its influence into our acceptation
The nature of purchased grace, refer ed to three heads. 1. Of our accepta-
tion with God. Two parts of it. Of the grace of sanctification. The seve-
How the saints hold communion with Christ as to their acceptation with God.
What is required on the part of Christ, hereunto; in his intention; in the
declaration thereof. The sum of our acceptation with God, wherein it con-
sists. What is required on the part of believers to this communion; and how
they hold it with Christ. Some objections proposed to consideration; why
the elect are not accepted immediately on the undertaking, and the death of
Christ; in what sense they are so. Christ a common or public person. How
he came to be so. The way of our acceptation with God on that account.
The second objection. The necessity of our obedience stated; Eph. ii. 8—
10. The grounds, causes, and ends of it manifested. Its proper place in
the new covenant. How the saints in particular hold communion with Christ
in this purchased grace. They approve of this righteousness; the grounds
thereof. Reject their own; the grounds thereof. The commutation of sin
and righteousness between Christ and believers. Some objections an-
Of communion with Christ in holiness. The several acts ascribed unto the
Lord Christ herein. 1. His intercession. 2. Sending of the Spirit. 3.
Bestows habitual grace. What that is, and wherein it consists. This
purchased by Christ; bestowed by him. Of actual grace. How the saints
hold communion with Christ in these things, manifested in sundry parti-
Of communion with Christ in privileges of adoption; the nature of it; the
consequences of it; peculiar privileges attending it; liberty, title, boldness,
The foundation of our communion with the Holy Ghost. John xvi. 1-7. opened
at large. Пapánλnтos, a comforter; who he is. The Holy Ghost, his own
will in his coming to us; sent also by Christ. The Spirit sent as a sanctifier
and as a comforter. The adjuncts of his mission considered. The foundation
of his mission; John xv. 26. His procession from the Father twofold; as to
personality or to office. Things considerable in his procession as to office.
The manner of his collation. He is given freely; sent authoritatively. The
sin against the Holy Ghost, whence unpardonable. How we ask the Spirit
of the Father. To grieve the Spirit, what. Poured out.
Ghost is received; by faith. Faith's actings in receiving the Holy Ghost.
His abode with us, how declared. How we may lose our comfort, whilst the
Of the things wherein we have communion with the Holy Ghost. He brings
to remembrance the things spoken by Christ; John xiv. 26. The manner
how he doth it. The Spirit glorifies Christ in the hearts of believers; John
xvi. 14. sheds abroad the love of God in them. The witness of the Spirit,
what it is; Rom. viii. 16. The sealing of the Spirit; Eph. i. 13. The Spirit,
how an earnest, on the part of God, on the part of the saints. Difference be-
tween the earnest of the Spirit, and tasting of the powers of the world to
come. Unction by the Spirit; Isa. xi, 2, 3. The various teachings of the
The general consequences in the hearts of believers, of the effects of the Holy
Ghost before-mentioned. Consolation; its adjuncts, peace, joy; how it is
wrought immediately, mediately..
Some observations and inferences from discourses foregoing concerning the
Spirit. The contempt of the whole administration of the Spirit by some.
The vain pretence of the Spirit by others. The false spirit discovered...
Particular directions for communion with the Holy Ghost
Of particular communion with the Holy Ghost. Of preparation thereunto.
Valuation of the benefits we receive by him. What it is he comforts us in,
The doctrine of the holy Trinity explained and vindicated
Of the satisfaction of Christ.