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SER. I.
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RECONCILIATION.
It was also through the ineffable grace of the Son, our adorable Redeemer.

His own Testimony.

"The Son of man came not to be ministered unto but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Matt. xx. 28.

"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." John. x. 17, 18.

"As Moses lifted up
the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John, iii. 14—16.

"This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins." Matt. xxvi. 28.

The Testimony of the Spirit again, through Apostles and Prophets.

"Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling savour." Eph. v. 2.

"The Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Gal. ii. 20.

"Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity." Tit. ii. 14.

"Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father." Gal. i. 4.

"That he might reconcile both [Jews and Gentiles] unto God, in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby." Eph. ii. 16.