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Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, A. Millar, 7. and
R. Ware, and M. Cooper:
SERMON LXXXV. .
The love of God to men, in the
incarnation of CHRIST,
1 JOHN IV. 9. In this was manifested the love of God towards us, be
cause that God sent bis only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
\HESE words contain a clear and evidents ERM.
LXXXV. demonstration of the love of God to us ; « In this was manifefted the love of GOD Preached
in the s towards us ;” that is, by this it plainly appears, that God had a mighty love for us, “ that he sent Lambeth- . “ his only begotten Son into the world, that we house on
Christmas “ might live through him.” In which we may Day, consider this threefold evidence of God's love to 1691. mankind.
I. That he should be pleased to take our case into consideration, and to concern himself for our happiness.
II. That he should design so great a benefit to us, which is here exprest by life; “ that we might live " through him.”
III. That he was pleased to use such a means for the obtaining and procuring of this benefit for us ;
" he * sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we "might live through him." Each of these fingly is Vol, VI, A 2