And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,…
I. INVITATIONS OF GOSPEL REPEATEDLY GIVEN. God calls
(1) in every stage of life;
(2) by many voices.
II. PROVISIONS OF GOSPEL FULLY COMPLETED.
III. PROFFERS OF GOSPEL BASELY REJECTED BY —
(1) The proud;
(2) the worldly.
IV. MESSENGERS OF GOSPEL CRUELLY TREATED.
(1) Unlawful seizure;
(2) cruel treatment;
(3) unnatural murder.
V. REJECTORS OF GOSPEL JUSTLY PUNISHED. They —
(1) Excite God's anger;
(2) provoke His vengeance;
(3) incur His punishment.
VI. PROCLAMATION OF GOSPEL UNIVERSALLY COMMANDED. There are —
(1) No bounds fixed — highways;
(2) no conditions.
VII. SUCCESS OF GOSPEL ULTIMATELY CERTAIN.VIII. PROFESSORS OF GOSPEL WILL BE PERSONALLY EXAMINED.
(J. T. Woodhouse.)
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