Sermons preached in Cheltenham College Chapel

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byGeorge Butler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1862 Excerpt: ... XXIX. THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. "And this is the name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."--Jeremiah Xxiii. 6. The passages in the books of the Prophets of the Old Testament which refer to the kingdom of the Messiah are neither few nor unimportant; but it would be difficult to point to any of greater weight than this, which has been chosen by our Church for the Epistle for the last Sunday in the Christian year. It follows, in the Book of Jeremiah, a denunciation of woe against the false shepherds, who had misled and scattered the people of the Lord; with which is joined a promise of a general restoration of the flock, and their re-establishment under the protection of shepherds which should feed them. The passage which we are immediately concerned with opens with the prophecy--"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous branch." As if the promise of faithful shepherds were not enough, God adds to it an assurance that He will raise up one of the seed of David, whose kingdom shall be a righteous kingdom, and who shall bring salvation to His people. This prophecy of the Messiah under the name of the Branch, is not peculiar to Jeremiah. We find it also in Isaiah, in more than one place. Thus we read,1 "In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious;" and,8 "There shall come a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." It was calculated to awaken in the Jewish people feelings of reverence for their rulers of the royal seed of David, and an expectation of deliverance through their descendants from the dangers that threatened them. Such a promise, which linked their hopes of the future to all their brightest associations of the past, was well suited to enco...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1862 Excerpt: ... XXIX. THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. "And this is the name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."--Jeremiah Xxiii...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217988970

ISBN - 13:9780217988971

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