7. Afiliations are fan&ify'd to the Ele& in

the Person of Christ. 8. Hence learn the doleful Estate of Sin.

ners in the World to come, S. Luk.

xxiii. 31. I S. Pet. iv. 17, 18. 9. Wherefore bewail and and abhor Sin,

Job xlii. 5,6. 10. Never think any thing too much for

Christ, Phil. iii. 8. 11, Murmur not at AMiations. 12. Believe in Chrift for the Pardon of


Christ, as Man, was averse from Sufferings.
1. In Christ were two Natures, Isa. vii, 14.

1. Divine, i S. Joh. v. 20.

2. Humane, 1 Tim. ii. s. 2. These two Natures were united in one Per. son, ibid.

3. Hence are the Properties of the One, fome. times attributed to the Other, A&. xx. 28.

4. But yet the Aas of each are diftin&tly to be consider'd: Some things He did as GOD, some as Man, others as God-Man.

5. This Aversness from Suffering proceeded not from,

I. His Divine Nature.
2. Nor from Him as God-Man.

3. But as meer Man. 6. This Aversness did not argue any Sinfulness, but only the natural Infirmity of the humane Nature, Hebr. iv. 15.

7. It argues also the Purity of His humane Na. ture, in that it abhorr'd to lie under the Wrath of GOD.


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i. Chrift was truly Man, 1 Tim. ii. s.

2. That His Sufferings were real Sufferings, Ifa. liii. S. Luk. xxiv. 46.

3. That it is no Sin, but our Dury to fear the Displeasure of GOD, Hebr. x. 31. fer. V, -2.

4. That Christ's Sufferings were the greatest piece of Self-denial in the World, Phil. ii. 6,

7, 8.

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5: That we also, in Imitation of Christ, are to deny ourselves any Thing for the Glory of GOD, S. Matt. xvi. 24.

1. Our Honours, Phil. ii. 6, 7.
2. Pleasures, Lam. i, 12,

1. Not to deny ourselves, is to deny GOD,

Phil. jii. 19. 2. The more we gratify ourselves, the

more we destroy ourselves, Hof.xiii.9. 3. We cannot deny ourselves so much for

Christ, as Christ hath done for us. 4. The more we deny ourselves now, the

more happy we shall be hereafter. III. OBSERVATION.

Christ in His Agonies addresleth Himself to
GOD, as His Fatber.

1. Christ was God-Man,
2. And the Son of GOD in both Natures,

3. His Divinity, at present, was hid from the Sense of His Humanity, S. Matt. xxvii. 46.

4. Yet still He apprehended Himself as Inno: eent in His own Person, S. Joh. iii. s.

S. Luk. i. 35.

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5. Hence

Hence He still retains a Sense of His Relation to GOD, as He was Man, S. Matt. xxvii.


6. This Sense, of GOD being His Father, emboldens Him to pray, S. Matt. xi. 25. S. Luk. xxiii. 34, 46. S. Joh. xvii. 1, 5, 24.

7. His Prayer is, Remove this Cup, S. Luk. xxii. 42.

Where observe,
1. The Sense of GOD's Wrath is an up-

portable to humane Nature in its best

Estate, S. Job. xii. 27. 2. No Trouble so great, but we are to be.

lieve that GOD can remove it, S. Mar..

xiv. 36. 3. In Prayer, as we are to believe the Power,

so we are to submit to the Will of GOD.

Learn in your Affiliations,

1. To keep a clear Evidence of your Relation to GOD. 2. Pray to Him. 1. If you fear Trouble, to prevent it, Pfal.

cxix. 39.
2. If you feel it,
1. To san&ify it, Hebr. xii. 6, 7, 8, 9.

1. By deadening your Hearts to the
2. By quickening your Repentance,

, 2 Chron. xxxii. 25, 26. 3. By mortifying your Sins, Job xxxvj.

8, 9, 10. Ifa. xxvii. 9. 4. By improving your Gracęs, Rom. y. 3, 4, S.

!. Faith,

1. Faith. 2. Fear. 3. Love. 4. Hea

venly-mindedness. 5. Thank

5. Stirring you up to Duty.
2. To strengthen us for it, S. Luk. xxij.

3. To remove it, 2 Cor. xii. 8, 9.
3. Learn to submit to GOD's Will.


We are to submit our Wills to the Will of GOD; or the Will of Man is to submit to the Will of GOD.

1. What is the Will of Man? It is a Faculty of the Soul; whereby,

1. He chooseth Good, Isa, vii. 15.
2. He refuseth Evil when apprehended.
To the First belongs, Love, Hope, De fire, Joy:
To the Second; Hatred, Fear, Deteftation,

Grief, Anger. 2. What is the will of GOD? A Property in GOD, whereby we appre

hend Him, as willing Good and refu

sing Evil: It is, 1. His secret, Deut. xxix. 29. A&t. i. 7. I S.Pet.

jii. 17

2. His reveal'd Will, 'wherein He discovers

to us, 1. What He wills Man to do. 1. By implanting the Knowledge of it

in our Hearts, Rom. ii. 15.
2. By His written Word, 2 Tim. iii. 16,
3. By His immediate Revelations, Gex.

xxii. 1, 2.
2. What He wills Himself to do.

1: Extraordinarily,


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1. By immediate Revelations, i Sam.

iii. 11, 12
2. By His prophetical Inspirations.

2. Ordinarily, by His Providences.
3. What is it to submit our Wills to GOD's?
1. We submit our Wills to His commanding

1. When we do what He wills we should

2. When we therefore do it, because He

wills it, i Sam. XV. 22.
3. That we will the doing of it, as well

as He, i Chron. xxviii. 9. 1S. Pet.

V. 2.
2. That we may submit to His acting will,

is requir'd,
1. That we do not murmur at what He

doth, i Cor. X. 10.
2. That we acknowledge His Will in it,

S. Matt. vi. 26. and x. 29.
3. That we will and choose what He

doth, 1 Sam. iii. 18.
4. Why are we to submit our Will to GOD's?
1. Because He is our Creator and Gover-

nour, i San. iii. 18. 2. Because His Will is always good, Pfal.

cxix. 68. 3. Because what we will contrary to GOD,

is Sin. Signs of our submitting our Wills to GOD's. 1. When we acknowledge GOD's Good

nefs in our very Troubles.
2. When we run not to unlawful Means, but

wait upon GOD, Ifa. xxviii. 15, 16.
Hebr. x. 38. S. Jam. V. 7,

3. When we perform our Duty, whatsoever

the Success prove, At. v. 29.

4. When

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