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Sun and moon stand still. Josh. x, 13.
Paul unhurt by the viper.
Jonah ii, 10.
Acts xxviii, 5.
Judg. vii, 22.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: Isa, liv, 17. Collect, 11th Sunday after Trinity.--Who declarest thy Almighty power, most chiefly in shewing mercy and pity.
Apply to him for the exercise of his power on your behalf.
3d Collect, Morning Prayer.--Defend us in the same with thy mighty power.
2d Sunday after Epiphany.--Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things, &c.
3d Sunday in Lent.-Stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty to be our defence.
8th Sunday after Trinity.---O God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things.
He is a God of GLORY.
Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Ps. viii, 1.
Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory. 1 Chron. xxix, 11.
The whole earth is full of his glory. Isa, vi, 3.
Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Matt. vi, 13.
Ye shall be holy, for I am holy. Lev. xi, 45; xix, 2; 1 Pet. i, 15, 16.
Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness. Ps. v, 4.
John xvii, 11.
One cried, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts. Isa. vi, 3.
He is JUST.
Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Gen. xviii, 25.
Just and right is he. Deut. xxxii, 4.
Justice and judgment are the habitation of his throne. Ps. lxxxix, 14.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways. Ps. cxlv, 17.
I the Lord, a just God and a Saviour. Isa. xlv, 21.
Are not any ways equal? Ezek. xviii, 29.
He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.
Matt. xxv, 32, 33.
God is no respecter of persons. Acts x, 34,
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Rom. xii, 19. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. 1 John i, 9.
He is a God of LOVE. He hateth nothing that he hath made, and loveth his people with an everlasting love. How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God. Ps. xxxvi, 7. The Lord is good to all, &c. Ps. cxlv, 9.
I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Jer. xxxi, 3. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. John iii, 16.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John xv, 13.
God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. v, 8.
The God of love and peace shall be with you. 2 Cor. xiii, 11.
Behold, what manner of love the Father bath bestowed upon us. 1 John iii, 1.
God is love. 1 John iv, 8, 16.
In this was manifested the love of God, &c. 1 John iv, 8, 9.
He is MERCIFUL.
The Lord God merciful and gracious, keeping mercy for thousands. Exod. xxxiv, 6, 7.
Thou art a God ready to pardon, a gracious and merciful God. Neh. ix, 17, 31.
His mercy is everlasting. Ps. c, 5.
As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Ps. ciii, 11.
The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting. Ps. ciii, 17.
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed. Lam. iii, 22.
God who is rich in mercy. Eph. ii, 4.
According to his mercy he saved us. Titus iii, 5.
The Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy. James v, 11.
He is a God of TRUTH and faithfulness; as for
lies, he hates and abhors them.
If you believe not,
you make him a liar. 1 John v, 10.
Thee, the only true God. John xvii, 3.
Let God be true, but every man a liar. Rom. iii, 4.
God is faithful. 1 Cor. i, 9.
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye
are able. 1 Cor. x. 13.
Eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised. Titus i, 2.
He is a COVENANT-KEEPING God.
The covenant made with Noah. Gen. ix, 9, 11; Abraham, Gen. xvii, 2-9; Isaac, Gen. xvii, 19; Jacob, Gen. xxviii, 13--15. Exod. vi, 4.
Confirmation of the covenant.
Promise of a new covenant. Jer. xxxi, 31.
Jesus the mediator of the new covenant. Heb. viii, 6-9.
Which keepeth covenant and mercy, &c. Deut, vii, 9, 12; 1 Kings viii, 23; 2 Chron. vi, 14; Neh. i, 5; ix, 32.
Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant. Sam. xxiii, 5. My covenant will I not break. Ps. lxxxix, 34.
My spirit shall not depart out of my mouth. Isa. lix, 21.
He is UNCHANGEABLE.
I am the Lord, I change not. Mal. iii, 6.
The immutability of his counsel. Heb. vi, 17.
With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Jamesi, 17. He is UNCHANGEABLE in his determination to punish all unrepenting sinners, and in his love and mercy to those who fear and obey him.
God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent. Numb. xxiii, 19.
The Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent. 1 Sam. xv, 29.
Yet, however positive the denunciations of God against sin may appear, they are not to be understood as shutting up any repenting sinner in despair. Nor can we have any encouragement to expect the fulfilment of any promises in which we once appeared to have an interest, after we have forsaken that path of holiness, which was the evidence of our title to those blessings. And the Lord repented of the evil that he thought to do unto his people. Exod. xxxii, 14.
It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king. 1 Sam. xv. 11, 35. And God repented of the evil that he had said he would do unto them; and he did it not. Jonah iii, 2, 10.
If that nation do evil in my sight, I will repent of the good where. with I said I would benefit them. Jer. xviii, 8--10; see also Jer. xxvi, 13; xlii, 10.
How does the Creed further describe God.
As "the Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible."
We must believe, not only that they were made, but that they were made by God, and at the time and in the manner described by Scripture. Men work from materials; but God formed all things from nothing.
He calleth those things which be not as though they were. Rom. iv, 17.
The worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen, were not made of things which do appear. Heb. xi, 3.
The work of creation is described in the first and second chapters of Genesis.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen. i, 1. 1st day. He made the light.
2d day. The firmament.
Waters separated from the land; grass, and fruit trees,
Inhabitants of water, and fowls.
Beasts and reptiles.-Man out of dust.
(Dust thou art. Gen. iii, 19.)
7th day. He rested, and hallowed the seventh day.
In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth. Exod. xx, 11; xxxi, 17.
Thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, &c. Ps. viii, 3.
He commanded and they were created. Ps. cxlviii, 5.
He made the earth by his power, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. Jer. x, 12; li, 15.
And thou, Lord, in the beginning, hast laid the foundation of the earth. Heb. i, 10.
Every house is builded by some man, but he that built all things is God. Heb. iii, 4.
Angels were also created by God.
Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flame of fire. Pa. civ, 4; Heb. i, 7.
Why were all things created?
For the pleasure of the Almighty.
Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created Rev. iv, 11.
Do you believe in God the Father, in all his characters and attributes, as revealed in the Scriptures? If you do, you are living a blameless and holy life-obedient to your parents and teachers-desirous to receive instruction-reverencing the sabbath-doing to all as you would be done by-in short, keeping all the commandments of God, and hating every evil way. Then happy indeed is your state, and you are ripening for still more
exalted happiness in another world. But if the absence of these holy habits and inclinations, and an attachment to sin and sinful companions, show that you do not yet truly believe in him, let the conviction stop your dangerous career. Reflect on the character of him with whom you have to do. Tremble at his vengeance-lay hold on his mercy-betake yourself unto him, and say, with humble confidence but salutary fear, "Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief."
On the Creed. No. 2.
ON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
What is the second article in the Creed?
And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
The Catechism states, "who redeemed me and all mankind."
What is the meaning of the word JESUS?
It signifies Saviour, and was given him because he came to save all who believed on him, from sin and hell. That thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Isa. alix, 6.
Thou shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from
their sins. Matt. i, 21.
The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost. Matt. xviii,
11; Luke xix, 10.
And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us. Luke i, 69.
Acts iv, 12.
Phil. iii, 20.
I came not to judge but to save the world. John xii, 47.
1 Thess. v, 9.
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i, 15.