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Christ's Merit

"I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me" (John 17:23). He loveth us because he loved Christ. Therefore it is said: Eph. 1:6, 'He hath made us accepted in the beloved.' The elect a... Read More

Christ's Prayers

"I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine" (John 17:9). On it is a sad thing not to have a name in Christ's prayer. There is a great number left out; and if you will know who they are, they are called 'the world! It presseth us to come out ... Read More

Eternal Riches

"The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever" (1 Peter 1:24-25). Be not contented with outward happiness; things are worthy according to their duration. Nature hath such a sense of God's eternity that the more lasting things are, it accounteth... Read More


"For it became him [the Father].... in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings" (Heb. 2:10). Christ hath had experience of all trials whereinto any of his servants can fall, poverty, forsaking of friends, exile, imprisonment, hunger, nakedness... Read More

He Hasn't Forgotten

"... but these are in the world, and I come to thee" (John 17:11). We have Christ always for us in heaven; he hath a part of his office to perform there. His absence doth not hinder us from having a right to him, or a spiritual possession of him. He is ours, and he hath his residence in heaven, and ... Read More

Seeing to Business

"I am glorified in them" (John 17:10). Those that mind Christ's glory, he mindeth their salvation. He is interceding for you in heaven when you are glorifying him on earth; he is doing your business in heaven when you are doing his business in the world; he is your advocate, and you are his bailiffs... Read More

United With Christ

"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me" (John 17:21). Though it be secret and mystical, yet it [our union with Christ] is real; because a thing is spiritual, it doth not cease to be real... Read More

Mortified Eyes

Mortified Eyes Thomas Manton, 1660 "Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity—quicken me in Your way" (Psalm 119:37). The first request is for the removing of impediments to obedience; the other request is for addition of new degrees of grace. These two are fitly joined, for they have a natural influe... Read More

Depart From Me!

Depart From Me! Thomas Manton, 1620-1677 "Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels!" Matthew 25:41 Now we come to the sentence itself. There we shall first take notice of the loss, Depart . The point is— DOCTRINE. This is the Hell of hells, that... Read More

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