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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
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
SER MO N I.
Preached in the
Church of St. Lawrence Jewry,
Decemb. zoth. 1679.
amongst us; and we beheld his glory,
HESE words con
tain in them three
great Points concern-
Author and Founder of our Faith and Religion.
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
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.
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