- The exercise of making devout use of God’s Word; “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.”
- The exercise of the memory of Christ’s passion; by the example of Moses and Elias talking with Him of “His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.”
- The exercise of present opportunities of grace, before the cloud obscures Christ, and ye desire “to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and shall not see it.”
Sermon VI.—The transfiguration of Satan into an angel of light, and how he deceives men.
- He leads them into the high mountain of pride, that thence he may cast them down.
- He dazzles by the splendour of his countenance.
- He puts on a show of virtue, like glistering raiment.
- He brings upon men a cloud of doubts and difficulties and worldly delights.
- From that cloud he utters a loud voice, filling men with fear at the difficulties besetting them if they would begin the service of God.
- He chooses his apostles.
- He produces Elias; example of indiscreet zeal.
- He brings forward Moses; example of exaggerated meekness.
Sermon VII.—Eternal good things offered us by God: what they are and what their nature.
- They are solid and true. For the transfigura-