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TO THE

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H E following Sermons

were preached several years ago, in the Church of St. Lawrence Jewry in London ; and being now revised and enlarged by the Author are bere made publick: The true Reason whereof, was not that which is commonly alledged for Printing Books, the importunity

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Friends; but the importunate clamours and malicious calumnies of Others, whom the Author beartily prays God to forgive, and to give them better minds And to grant that the ensuing Discourses,the publicationwbereof was in so great a degree necessary, may by bis Blefing prove in some measure useful

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SER MO N I.

Concerning the
Divinity of our B. Saviour.

Preached in the

Church of St. Lawrence Jewry,

Decemb. zoth. 1679.

14:

JOHN I.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt

amongst us; and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the
Father, full of grace and truth.

HESE words con

tain in them three
T

great Points concern-
ing our B. Saviour, the

Author and Founder of our Faith and Religion.

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First, His Incarnation, the Word was made, or became, flesh.

Secondly, His Life and conversation here

among us, and dwelt amongst us, Forlu'woev ir jūr, he pitched his Tabernacle amongst us; he lived here below in this world and for a time made his residence and abode with

us.

Thirdly, That in this state of his humiliation he gave great and clear evidence of his Divinity ; whilst he appeared as a man and liv'd amongst us, there were great and glorious Testimonies given of him that he was the Son of God: and that in so peculiar a manner as no Creature can be said to be; And we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, &c.

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I shall begin with the First of these, his Incarnation; as most proper

for this solemn Time, which hath for many Ages been set apart for the commemoration of the Nati

vity

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