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makes sinners nigh to God. The blood ment and wrath of God that my sins de. The object of this publication is to make of Christ alone gives us liberty in God's served, in His death upon the Cross. By known, as widely as possible, “The glo- presence. The blood of Christ alone His one sacrifice, He paid all my debt of rious Gospel of the blessed God;" and blots out sin; and it cleanseth from all sin, and there is a gentleman sitting by our heart's desire and prayer to God is, sin. The Cross is the new and living way me, that I doubt not can say the same.” that for this service, we may have such to God.
Most of the passengers seemed remarkpower of the Holy Spirit, as will enable In 1512, Lefevre, before the University ably struck with this firm expression of us to glorify God, exalt Christ, and win of Paris, exclaimed, in reference to the confidence in the atoning work of Christ, souls through the blood of His Cross. Cross of Christ, “Oh, unutterable ex. but only one spoke, who said, “We can
We feel that time is short; Jesus is change! The sinless One is condemned, not answer for another, Sir. It is no use quickly coming; our years are rapidly the guilty goes free; the Blessed bears for us to appeal to our friends. God passing away; many are hourly dying, the curse, the cursed bears the blessing; only knows our hearts. Religion is a perhaps in their sins; millions never hear the Life dies, the dead live; the Glory personal thing.” the Gospel; and our heavenly Master is covered with shame, and the shame is The gentleman that had been referred still says, “Pray”—“Watch”-“Work” covered with glory."
to then said, “You are quite right, my “Preach the Gospel to every creature." O that the Cross of Christ were always friend: true religion is a personal thing,
Knowing these things, and being cer- before our eyes, the love of the Cross a matter between our own souls and God. tain that every sinner, who is brought to fresh and fervent in our hearts, the But, blessed be God, I can say, that I rest his guilty soul upon the precious blood of the Cross on our consciences, know that my Redeemer liveth. I am blood of Christ, is at once and for ever the wisdom of the Cross in our minds, sure that Jesus suffered for my sins in saved from the wrath to come, how can and the holiness of the Cross our con
His death upon the Cross. I have been we do otherwise than prayerfully, and stant rule of life!
a very vile sinner, and know that my diligently, make known these glad tidings “The Cross! the Cross ! O that's our gain,
heart is desperately wicked, and it is not in every possible way?
Because on that the Lamb was slain;
because of any good works that I have
'Twas there our Lord was crucified; We earnestly and affectionately call
done, or may do, that I have peace with
'Twas there our Saviour for us died.” upon all who feel Christ precious to
God; but it is all through the finished their souls, to help in this blessed ser
work of Christ crucified for sinners. I
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"Jesus sought me when a stranger, purchase a few copies monthly, to dis
Wand’ring from the fold of God; all round the passengers, after receiving He, to rescue me from danger, tribute among their neighbours, or send their fares! “Yes," said a man sitting
Interposed His precious blood. them by post to distant lands; and all
Oh to grace how great a debtor Christians can help on the work by their near the door, “they have all paid
Daily I'm constrained to be! now." prayers.
Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter, All Communications, Subscriptions,
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gentle tone, “Now tell me, my friend, bidding our fellow-passengers farewell.
OR, THE WOMAN IN THE CROWD.
MARK V. 24-34.
To Jesus and His blood."
Now look at the woman.
JESUS MAKING WHOLE;
There was one person in the midst of this vast What blessed intelligence for a poor disconsolate crowd of people, in whose heart the Holy Spirit soul! How welcome were the tidings! She felt
was effectually working, and, as far as we know her plague; she had proved the failing of every "And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, it was only one. So it has often been, and still und thronged him. And i certnin woman, which had an is. Hundreds and thousands crowd to hear the human prescription; she had “spent all,” and
Now how did she treat of many pbysicians, and had spent all that she had, and gospel, but the heart of one only may be opened was worse than ever. was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she to receive it.
the report? Did she hear, and not act ? No. She had heard of Jesus, came in the press bebind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I
In the narrative we are considering, there are came to Jesus. Oh, yes; the Spirit of God leads shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood two points which I desire, as the Lord may gra- the soul straight to Jesus. He reveals to the sinwas dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed ciously help, to make a few remarks upon.
stricken soul Jesus crucified, as a present and an that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the The work of the Spirit in the soul of the woinan; eternal salvation. The woman was thoroughly press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his dis and, 2. The way of Christ towards the sinner.
convinced that Jesus, and Jesus only, could heal ciples said unto him, Thou seest the inultitude thronging
her. It was not the venerable Jairus, nor even he
1. THE SPIRIT'S WORK round about to see her that had done this thing. But the When the Holy Ghost takes a soul in hand, He Jesus, for she knew that He could heal her, and
ordained Apostles that she felt she needed ; only wer, cume una ten down before him, and told him all the teaches effectually. He uncovers the filthy rags He only. Her faith beheld Him in the midst of made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." self-reforination, and gives us a true knowledge living water, and she felt she must drink or die. And he said unto her, Danghter, thy faith hath of self-righteousness, exposes the dark patches of the vast crowd, like an overflowing fountain of
of our state before God. He is the Spirit of There was remarkable simplicity in the ways of Truth. He convinces of sin. He lays bare the
She said within herself, "If I may but touch His Jesus. His words also were full of deep doctrine, heart, by so applying the written word as to clothes, I shall be whole."'. She was sure there and the more we meditate on them, under the show its desperate wickedness in the light of the touch of faith, and have it she must
. Her neteaching of the Holy Ghost, the more we shall God's holy presence. He fastens upon the conbe convinced of the infinite depth of gospel truth science the vile workings, unclean thoughts
, and cessity was most urgent and imperative. Neither embodied in them. His heart was always as full intents of the heart.
the press of people, nor anything else, could of grace when He walked up and down this earth
hinder her making her way through the crowd,
“ He never leads a man to say, doing good, as when He died upon the Cross: and,
till she touched His garment, and had the heal
Thank God I'm made so good; oh! bow blessed it is to trace Him in the various
She knew Christ as the giver, and incidents recorded in the gospels, and to contem
But turns His eye another way
she came simply as a needly receiver--she touched plate the exceeding rich and abundant grace that
His garment. How blessed is this sample of faith! He manifested! It is wonderful that Christ- Ah, my reader, it is very solemn and humi- What discrimination was wrought in her soul, the only begotten of the Father-should ever liating to be under the Holy Spirit’s convicting by the Spirit of God, between crowding around have been seen in this world of sin, except in power
. He makes us feel that we are lost and Jesus, and the necessitous touch of faith! Now, fiery judgment; but to find Him leaving the undone, and shows us that every human resource mark the result. She felt that she was healed of heights of glory and bliss, to come into this evil is only a sandy foundation. He makes us sensible that plague. world to save sinners, is surpassingly wonderful. of the fact, that the all - searching eye of God is Before we proceed further, let us seek to apply
In the Scripture for our consideration, we find upon us, that He knows us thoroughly, and this. We tell you, dear reader, of Jesus the son that Jesus was in the midst of a crowd of per- justly pronounces us to be unrighteous, unholy, of God, who came into the world to save sinners. We are told that “much people followed and unclean before Him.
We present to you His death, as the Sin-bearer Him.” Thousands, probably, surrounded Him.
She not only felt upon the tree; fur “He died, the Just for the Apostles were there, and Jairus, one of the rulers that she had a disease, but that it was incurable, unjust, to bring us to God.” We testify of His of the synagogue was there also; but most of so that no earthly resource, no human means, blood; for the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth those who pressed and thronged Him came only could heal her, She had long tried various ex. from all sin. Dear reader, Jesus only can save to see His miracles and wonderful works, and pelients, and did not cease to try, and “suffer you from the wrath to come, and He can save to to be partakers of His temporal bounty in the many things,” until she had “spent all her the uttermost. All Scripture points thus to Jesus. Joaves.
living;" but the end proved that “she was nothing God the Father draws sinners to Jesus. Jesus There must have been something deeply in- bettered, but rather grew worse.” Thus all help himself says to the heavy laden sinner, “Come teresting in beholding a man heal the sick, cast failed, all hope was gone. She felt that her con- unto me, and I will give you rest.” The Holy out devils, cleanse the lepers, and raise the dead dition was hopeless, helpless, and incurahly bad. Spirit leads the convicted sinner to Jesus. Tie to life. There is something attractive to the Blessed picture of the Spirit's work in the soul, Gospel declares there is salvation in no other. natural senses in beholding such miraculous though a humbling and painful process for the Your state as a sinner is incurably bad. You power put forth. Jesus had just before cast out proud heart to pass through!
are lost. You now hear of Jesus, that blessed
Saviour who came to seek and to save the lost. many devils from a man, and was on His way to
Most people around us know that they are a ruler's house, to raise his dead child to life. sinners. "Ask whom you will, the answer is, “I God commands this good news to be published. There was, I say, something deeply interesting know I am a sinner.' But when the Spirit of
How do you treat this blessed report ? Do you works. They thus made Jesus an object of they are lost sinners, hell-deserving sinners, the touch of faith got virtue out of Him. It is in all this. People liked to see such wonderful God works in the heart, He teaches men that come to Jesus to save you? You have just seen attraction ; but, lamentable to say, they knew helpless and guilty sinners before God. Him not as their Seviour. They did not regard who say that they are sinners, do not mean that not merely hearing of Jesus, or reading about Him as the Redeemer of the lost, but as a worker they are born in sin, full of sin, dead in sins. Jesus, or talking about Jesus, that will save you. of miracles. They knew Him only as an object children of wrath. It is because people do not | No: those taught of the Spirit of God know that of present interest, but not as the author of "eter-know their real state, that they, like the woman, Jesus to be cleansed in His precious blood. Oh! nal salvation.” This is very solemn; but, I ask, try this or that expediency, vainly hoping to Are not the same principles at work nov? Is make themselves better. They go here and there, He sits on 'heaven's throne, His eye discerns your
my reader, Jesus delighteth in mercy. Though there not a vast religious crowd all around us? leave off certain outward habits, put on the mea-inmost thoughts, and His ear can welcome the Are not multitudes making Christian religion a sure of outward sanctity, break through certain subject of interest and conversation, without long-accustomed ways, and adopt other lines of
cry. He knows how thoroughly sinful knowing Christ crucified as their Saviour ? It is pursuit; hoping in this way to commend them- you are, and still He says, “Whoso cometh unto astonishing how most people, in this and other selves to the favour of God, anl procure ease of me, I will in no wise cist out.” Be assured that countries, like to be accounted Christians. If conscience. Many a man, when he knows that desire His salvation. He will run to meet you, English people go to the land of Hottentots, or he has transgressed against God's law, endeavours when you are a great way off, and then you will to idolatrous India or China, do they not gene-to atone for it by outward reformation, blindly feel happier than you ever did before. You will reader, beware of any religion that comes short to act for the future as to conceal the past. But know Jesus as the one who put away your sins of present forgiveness of sins and eternal salva- we may be sure, that if the Spirit of God is hy the blood of His Cross, who was brought again tion through the finished work of Christ! Do working in their souls, they will feel “nothing from the dead by the blood of the everlasting not rest, I beseech you, until you can truthfully bettered” by these things, but that they “ rather covenant, and who entered into heaven itself, as say, “Christ has cleansed me from all my sins. grow worse;" for the Holy Spirit will so open your Great High Priest, by His own blood. 'Be The crowd that surrounded Jesus cared little up to them the desperate wickedness and deceit- assured, dear reader
, that as soon as your troubled, for Him, because they knew nothing of His per- fulness of their hearts, that, after all their carnal sin-sick soul looks to the atoning blood of Jesus, son and work; and the mass of people operated contrivances, they will feel the plague of sin in believing God's testimony to the value of that
blood, you will feel whole of your plague; for rather as a hindrance to a sin-convicted, helpless their conscience worse than before. one coming to Jesus. So it is now. Who, I ask, Oh! my reader, if you are trying to make you will see that Jesus hare your sins, and put Are they not those persons who make a religious lish your own righteousness, thinking to com- of God, but will feel peace in His holy presence, are the great hinderers to the gospel in our dayè yourself better, if you are going about to estab-them away for ever, by, His death upon the profession without a vital acquaintance with mend yourself to God by any thing of your own, Christ Himself? those who are content to hear may you now see the folly of it, and solemuly) and be able to sing, about Christ, without having received Christ feel that you are a lost sinner in the sight of God!
" He ransom'd me from hell with blood, Are not Do not any longer be content to form one of the And by His power my foes controllid;
He found me wand'ring far from God, nominal Christians the very persons who cry religious crowd around us, the church-going,
And brought me to His chosen fold.” out against brokenness of heart, repentance, the chapel-going multitude, who so pass by repentnew birth, and present forgiveness of sins? But, ance and the new birth, and yet presume to take 2. CoNsIDER THE WAY OF JESUS WITH THE blessed be God! whatever apparent hindrances Christian ground; but may you turn to Jesus, SIXNER. It was a serious moment with tbis there may be to souls coming to Jesus, His who is exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour, to woman, as well as a precious occasion for the eternal purpose must stand; and a living faith give repentance and remission of sins.
outflowing of the love of Him who was full of in a living Saviour allows nothing to hinder it It appears from the Scripture record, that this truth and grace. Jesus was on His way to the from that object, which is felt to be of such woman, in her sad condition, heard of One who rulers liouse, whose daughter was said to be on pressing necessity, and eternal importance- could cure her-“She heard of Jesus.” She “the point of death.” But the case of this one Jesus Christ and llim crucified.
heard that He could do what men could not do. needy woman was such a weighty matter, that
into their hearts as their saioation ?
Jesus called the attention of the whole multitude able word “Go." I often think of it. Some other persons, a young man requested the to it. She came behind Him to touch His clothes, persons never seem to learn its force in their ex- favour of being allowed to converse with him; but with what gracious majesty did the bless-d perience. They may be sincere believers, but they Lord “turn Himself about in the press, and say, are always hanging about Christ, with doubts, not he assented with Christian politeness. The Who touched me?" It is blessed to contemplate knowing forgiveness of sins; they are constantly young man asked him if he recollected being these ways of Jesus. A sinner, taught of the asking to be made whole, hoping to be pardoned, in such a part of America about years Spirit, häd proved the healing virtue of Jesus, &c., when Christ says to them, You are forgiven; and the attention of the whole crowd must be “Go.” They do not credit the glorious truth of ago; he replied in the affirmative. " And do arrested, and the urgent journey must be inter- present forgiveness
, and liberty of sonship; they you recollect, sir, in attempting to cross the rupted for the moment, while the heart of this are, therefore, in bondage and fear. Jesus would
river, being nearly drowned?” “I remember trembling one is established and comforted, have it otherwise.
He says, “Thy faith hath and her Christ-glorifying testimony published. SAVED thee; go in peace !" As much as to it quite well.” “And do you recollect going “Who touched my clothes ?” said the tender- have no more doubts, fears, or misgivings; you are to the house of a widow lady, in such a vilhearted Jesus. The believing sinner must be made whole, pardoned, reconciled, a child of God, lage ?” “ I remember it well,” said the doctor; singled out froin anong the thousands, her soul a sinner saved. “Go in peace.” Dear reader, if must be taught the deep and everlasting intimacy you are a believer in Jesus, take your right place" and never shall I forget the kindness which with the Son of God, which she had by faith been before God and before men, as saved! Wherever she showed me.” “And do you remember, brought into. She must be made to feel that her you go, go in peace, as to your salvation, knowing when you departed, leaving a tract at that place is not now to be behind the Lord, but to that Christ has removed your transgressions from stand before Him in perfect confidence, and un-you, as far as the east is from the west ; and your lady's house ?” “I do not recollect that," clouded affection. Ah, my reader, when Jesus sins and iniquities God will remember no more. said he; " but it is very possible I might do is made knowil, in the healing virtue of His Some one of my readers may be saying, “Am blood, to any sin-sick soul, an eternal intimacy I pardoned ?” “Are my sins forgiven ?" Im- so.” “Yes, sir,” said the young man,“ you is begun, and Jesus will shew us, as He did this portant questions indeed. Be persuaded, my did leave there a tract, which that lady read, woman, something of the dignity and blessing friend.
Take your right place before God of a and the Lord blessed the reading of it to the that His own grace has brought us into. He will guilty sinner; turn away yourself from make us know the things that are freely given to other refuge, and come straight to Jesus, and to conversion of her soul : it was also the means us of God. He will say, “Thou art mine. 1 Jesus only for salvation. Trust wholly in His of the conversion of several of her children will never leave thee. I will uphold, and bless death. Behold Him bearing sin in His own and neighbours; and there is now, in that thee," &c.
body upon the tree, and the fierce wrath of JeThe needy woman had secretly come behind hovah poured out upon Him, because of the sins village, a little flourishing society.” The tears Jesus, but He will have her now stand publicly that were laid upon Then, hear God's of Dr. Coke showed something of the feelings before' Him. There must be dealing with Jesus, testimony: “God so loved the world, that He of his heart. The young man resumed, “ I and learning the lessons of His healing grace in gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth secret, before any can truly confess Him before on Him should not perish, but have everlasting have not, sir, quite told you
all. I am one of men. Jesus turned Himself about in the press; life.” Believing God's record of the value of the that lady's children, and owe my conversion His voice was heard by her; His loving eye sin, Cross of Christ for your salvation, He warrants to God to the gracious influence with which gled her out among the crowd of thousands, and your saying, “I am God's child.” Jesus hath the woman fell down before Him, and with a atoned for my sins: “with His stripes I am he accompanied the reading of that tract to grateful heart told Him all the truth “before all healed.”
my mind, and I am now, Dr. Coke, on my way the people.” (Luke viii. 47.) With fear and Oh, my reader! what will become of you, to conference, to be proposed as a preacher. trembling, I grant, as we all feel, when we first if you die without Christ ? Is it not written, leave the long-accustomed ranks of unbelief, and “He that hath not the Son of God hath not life, plant our feet beneath the earth-despised shelter but the wrath of God abideth on him!” Oh! 0 Emmanuel's Cross.
“ BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD." think of this, I earnestly beseech you. You are Oh, my reader, see what an important matter full of sin. You now hear of Jesus as the only
Thou bleeding Lamb! what wondrous love in the mind of heaven is the salvation of one Saviour of sinners. How do you treat Him?
Thy shame and death tell forth; soul! Jesus rejoices over one lost sheep, when it Do you come to Him to save you, or do you deis found! The Father runs to meet one return- spise Him ? Remember that when the woman
How can my grateful heart but move, ing prodigal! The Holy Spirit often seems to in the crowd heard of Jesus, she came to Him to To sing thy matchless worth ? pass by crowds to comfort one poor, broken- heal her, and you have read the happy result. hearted sinner! There is joy in the presence of Woe, woe unto you, if you neglect this great
How can I but extol and praise the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth! salvation. How can you escape the eternal tor
The God of hope and peace, How blessed this is !
ments of the damned, if you continue to set at When I behold such saving grace, But notice another thing. Jesus holds up, naught God's Gospel? Oh, poor sinner, couldst
And find such sweet release. before the multitude, the faith of this one sinner thou but feel thy guilt and danger, how wouldst who had so honoured Him. He receives her thou flee to the outstretched arms of the loving There in the crimson stream, my soul worship, confesses His acceptance of her, and Jesus, crucified and risen, and long to feel the
Beholds God's loving heart; proclaims the new and everlasting relation- cleansing virtue of His blood !
There, “ It is finished” crowns the whole, ship subsisting between them. Jesus calls her “Fly, then, awaken'd sinners, fly,
And all my fears depart.
Your case admits no stay; “Daughter." This title shewed ber new relationship to God. “Ye are all the children of God,
The fountain's open'd now for sin,
There, my foul sins were all remov'd, by faith in Christ." Beloved, now are we the
Come, wash your guilt away.
“As far as east from west ;" sons of God.” It is this that the Spirit of God
Only by faith in Jesu's wounds
Self-righteous claims are all reprov'd, now bears witness to, in the consciences of be
The sinner gets release; lievers." The Spirit itself beareth witness with
No other sacrifice for sin
And in my God I rest. our spirit that we are the children of God.”
Will God accept but this."
“old man" is crucified, Christian reader! Do
your sonship? It is not a mere honorary title, like many dis
And Jesus says, “Thou’rt free;"
ONE TRACT. tinctions of this world, but a new and eternal
There in the love of God I hide, relationship, which God, in Christ, has brought In attempting to cross a river in America, Dr.
And know He dwells in me. us into. “Bihold what manner of love the Father Coke missed the ford, and got into deep wahath bestowed upon us, that we should be called
There, when I'm near Emmanuel, the sons of God!" Yes; believers in Christ Jesus, ter; he and his horse were carried down the
And eat His flesh and blood; are sons by choice, by regeneration, and by stream, and were in considerable danger; he
I fear not Satan, death, nor hell, adoption.”
caught hold of a bough, and with some diffiJesus also told her, that she was made whole
But joy, through Christ, in God. by faith—“Thy faith huth made thee whole." culty got upon dry land; his horse was carried
There, as my Surety, gracious Lord, She had confessed the Lord “ before all the down the stream. After drying his clothes in
Thou didst thy life lay down; people," but that had not made her whole. It is the sun, he set out on foot, and at length met important to see that it is not our tears, sorrows,
In thee God's justice plunged the sword, reformations, or efforts of any kind that make a man, who directed him to the nearest village, That I might wear a crown. us whole. No. It is Christ, and Christ alone. telling him to inquire for a Mrs. —, from
Now rais'd unto the Father's throne,
Triumphant from the dead,
attention she could show him; messengers assured her, that the healing was perfect-she
My place the Lamb doth now prepare, was made whole. Yes; Jesus is the Rock, and were sent after his horse, which was recover- And longs me to embrace; His work is perfect. He receives returning, sin- ed and brought back. The next morning he Soon will He meet me in the air, ful prodigals. He cleanses them by His blood,
When I shall see His face. clothes them in His righteousness, sends His Spirit took leave of his kind hostess, and proceeded into their hearts, and assures them they shall not on his journey. After a lapse of five years, Then let me suffer grief or pxiin, come into condemnation, but that they have passed Dr. Coke happened to be in America again. from death unto life.
I rest upon His word ; The last words of Jesus to the woman are very
As he was on his way to one of the provincial 'Tis but “a moment” ere I reign emphatic—“Go in peace.” The first is a remark-I conferences, in company with about thirty For ever with the Lord."