Herein is the importance of the doctrine of original sin. God is on a throne of grace in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:19).2. No one need wait, then, for this before he approaches God in prayer. )Hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.Sins of ignorance and weaknessJ. The bishop said that the sound of that pen made him very careful to say nothing but what was strictly true. There must be perseverance in practice. He is a friend of ours who is set over the house of God (ver. Let us detest and eternally abhor to waver; let us go on whatsoever it may cost us.(G. (6) As a spouse to a husband, for our Maker is our Husband. Because He loves you. The promises upon the accomplishment so much of our comfort depends are promises of grace.3. As well might he endeavour to escape from his shadow when the sun is shining. That promise has been fulfilled. How THIS DUTY MAY BE ACCEPTABLY PERFORMED. Hebrews 10:23-25; Materials. (4) As friends; friends of God, to have fellowship with Him, who may freely converse with Him: to unbosom ourselves to Him, and to be let into the secrets of the covenant (John 15:15). D.The doctrine of the Incarnation is a promise; it assures us that God has become man to save us from sin. Christianity is a spiritual democracy. : —I. you may draw near to God. (1)Insensible sinners will .not (John 5:40). But if He is faithful that has promised — if till this moment you have proved the power of prayer, the wisdom of providence, and the truth of the Sacred Word, then deal with my Lord as He has dealt with you. "Dear father," at once added the young man, "I will take to my God in heaven a penitent, humble heart, sprinkled with the blood of Christ." (Coleridge's Aids to Reflection. Only God. Faith, hope, and love — this is the threefold result of Christ's entrance into heaven, spiritually discerned.A believing, hoping, and loving attitude of heart corresponds to the new covenant revelation of Divine grace.1. 4:16). There is a way to the throne never trod, nor designed to be trod, by any but sinners such as you, and the like of you. Not weary, but faithful unto death.4. While pacing the deck at night, on the lonely seas, and talking with a pious shipmate, he became convinced of his need of a Saviour and became His disciple, remaining true to his profession to the last. There is a way to the throne never trod, nor designed to be trod, by any but sinners such as you, and the like of you. The moment he heard that two of his sailors were meeting for reading and prayer behind one of the guns, he sent for one of them, and instantly ordered a portion of the lower deck to be curtained off, and gave orders that no one should molest them. When you are brought by the Holy Spirit to a just consideration of your own state as sinners, and with your eyes fixed upon the Infinite One, and stripped by transgression of all the rights with which you were originally invested, and when you see the manner in which God bestows everything out of His own fulness, and supplies your daily and your hourly wants; it is not on yourself or fellow-men that you can depend, for they are weak and evanescent as you are. If we believe that He has come, we also hope that He will come. )Standing.fireSome time ago, in one of our great ships of war, there was a solitary sailor who was not ashamed to own himself a follower of Christ. We have a promise. With striking confidence the youth at once replied, "Everything that is good, dear father — everything that is good!" that black future! Now nothing can be more unscriptural than such doctrines. IT IS A FACT — "He is faithful that promised."1. It is an ever-present tense — "He that believeth hath eternal life."2. If we wait for a blessing at the hand of God till we are worthy of it, we shall die unblessed, and be lost for ever. You will sleep quietly on, just as though the alarm had never been given. Place yourself under the "sprinkling"; if you cannot, ask Him to place you. There must be perseverance in practice. Conscience is God's scribe or private secretary; it writes down all that we do, or say, or think, or feel. What bashfulness it cost you to make the first confession of your faith! Have you found Him faithful? (3) Get your hearts beforehand " sprinkled from an evil conscience." It is God's presence makes holy ground; God's immediate presence in Christ makes any place the holiest of all: and this is it into which we are to draw nigh, and in which we are to abide. 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