Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our Lord Jesus Christ

“Paul, called as the apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother.

To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind in the same judgment.” (1 Cor. 1:1-10)

"And O that all to whom Christ is dear, would study to exalt and honor him ....

By frequent and delightful speaking of him and for him. When Paul had once mentioned his name, he knows not how to part with it, but repeats it no less than ten times in the compass of ten verses. 1 Cor.1:1-10. It was Lambert’s motto, ‘None but Christ, none but Christ.” It is said of Johannes Milius, that after his conversion he was seldom or never observed to mention the name of Jesus but tears would drop from his eyes; so dear was Christ to him. Mr. Fox never denied any beggar that asked alms in Christ’s name, or for Jesus’ sake. Julius Palmer, when all concluded he was dead, being turned as black as coal, at last moved his scorched lips, and was heard to say, ‘Sweet Jesus,’ and fell asleep.” (The Fountain of Life by John Flavel)

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