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should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.
17. Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature; old, things are passed away ; behold, all things are become new :
18. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
"TE. APOSTLES' PAITHFULNESS IN THE MINISTRY-ADMONITOR
AGAINST CONNEXION WITH UNBELIEVERS.
Does not Paul's account of himself and his fellow labourers, evince that they demeaned themselves with great circumspection, whilst they sought the good of others 2-Read his remarks.
1. We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain,
3. Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed.
4. But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in aflic. tions, in necessities, in distresses,
5. In stripes, in in prisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings ;
6. By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7. By the word of Truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the rigbt band and on the left.
10. As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as laying nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Is it not the duty of Christians to avoid connecting themselves, cither by marriage or otherwise, with unholy persons.?
14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowsbip hath righteousness with unrighteousness? or what communion bath light with darkness ?
15. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16. And what agreement bath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said: I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17. Wberefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord ; and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18. And will be a Father unto you, and yo shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
ON PURITY.GODLY SORROW.
Ought not the merciful promises of God to induce us to abstain from all impurity ?
1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthi. ness of Nesh and spirií, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
What is the effect of godly sorrow ?
10. Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation, not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world worketh deatb,
EXHORTATION TO LIBERALITY.
By what argument does Paul stir up the Corinthians to liberality a
7. As ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us; see that ye abound in
also : 9. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through his poverty might be made rich.
Is liberality to be estimated by the amount of the gift, or the disposition of the giver ?
12. If there be first a' willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hatb, and not according to that he hath not.
ON GIVING WITH CHEERFULNESS AND LIBERALITY.
Is it not essential to the value of a gift that it be cheerfully dispensed?
6. He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly ; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7. Every man according as he purposeth in his beart, so let him give: not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver.
What quotation does the apostle introduce to illustrate this ?
9. It is written : He hath dispersed abroad : he hath given to the poor ; his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Is not benevolence to our fellow creatures at means of giving honour to God.
12. The administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God.
THE CHRISTIAN WARFARE.
In what consists the efficacy of the weapons of the Christian warfare?
3. Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh :
4. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ;
15. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God; and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
PAUL VINDICATES HIS CONDUCT TOWARDS THE CORINTHIANS,
How does Paul express his fatherly concern for the Corinthians , and his fear lest they should be beguiled from the simplicity of the Gospel.
2. I am jealous over you with godly jealousy : for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3. But I fear lest, by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your