An explication of the hundreth and tenth Psalme wherein the severall heads of Christian religion therein contained; touching the exaltation of Christ, the scepter of his kingdome, the character of his subjects, his priesthood, victories, sufferings, and resurrection, are largely explained and applied. Being the substance of severall sermons preached at Lincolns Inne; by Edward Reynoldes sometimes fellow of Merton Colledge in Oxford, late preacher to the foresaid honorable society, and rector of the church of Braunston in Northhampton-shire.
Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676.
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A Table of the Contents.

CHrist Iesus the summe of Holy Scriptures.
Pag. 1
The Ordination of Christ unto his Kingdome.
6
The Qualifications of Christ for his Kingdome.
7
The Qualitie of Christs Kingdome.
9
How the will is drawen unto Christ.
11
Subjection unto the Kingdome of Christ.
12
How Christ is a Lord to his people, and to his fore-fathers.
17
The right hand of God.
22
Christs sitting at Gods right hand noteth,
1 His glorious Exaltation.
23
All strength from his exciting and assisting grace.
25
2 His accomplishing all his workes on earth.
29
3 The actuall Administration of his Kingdome.
33
4 The giving of gifts unto men.
34
The Arke how a Type of Christ.
35
How the Spirit was given before Christ, and how after.
37
The difference was in the Manner of his mission.
pag. 39.
The difference was in the Subjects to whom hee was sent.
pag. 39.
The difference was in the Measure of his grace in regard of knowledg.
p. 42
The difference was in the Measure of his grace in regard of strength.
p. 42
The Reason of the Spirits Mission. How the Spirit is a comforter to the Church.
43
1 By being our Advocate and how.
44
2 By representing Christ absent to the soule.
47
3 By a sweete and fruitfull illumination.
 
4 By unspeakable and glorious joy.
48
How the Spirit worketh this joy in the heart.
49
  • By his Acts of Humbling.
  • By his Acts of Healing.
  • By his Acts of Renewing.
  • By his Acts of Preserving.
  • By his Acts of Fructifying.
  • By his Acts of Sealing.
Enmitie against Christ in all his Offices.
56
Page  [unnumbered]Grounds of misperswasion touching our love to Christ:
1 The countenance of Princes and publick Laws.
59
2 The Rules of tradition and education.
60
3 Selfe love, and furtherance of private ends.
61
4 An Historicall assurance of his being now in glory.
66
5 A false and erronious love to his ordinances.
68
True love unto Christ is grounded on the Proportion that is in him to our soules.
69
True love unto Christ is grounded on the Propriety that our soules have unto him.
69
This true love will manifest it selfe,
1 In an universall extent to any thing of Christ his Spirit.
71
1 In an universall extent to any thing of Christ his Ordinances.
71
1 In an universall extent to any thing of Christ his Members.
71
2 In a right manner it is love Incorrupt.
74
2 In a right manner it is love Superlative.
74
2 In a right manner it is love Vncommunicated.
74
3 In the genuine effects thereof Vniversall obedience.
75
3 In the genuine effects thereof Chearefull suffering.
75
3 In the genuine effects thereof Zeale of his glory.
76
3 In the genuine effects thereof Longing after his appearance.
77
The continuance and limitation of Christs Kingdome.
77
The stability of the Church grounded upon An unalterable Decree.
79
The stability of the Church grounded upon A free gift of God to Christ.
80
The stability of the Church grounded upon A growing Nature of its owne.
81
Papall Monarchy raised upon inevident presumptious.
82
The stability of the Church a ground of comfort against the violence of the enimy.
89
The present inconsummatenesse of Christs victories over his Enemies, with the reasons of it.
91
Gods patience hath fixed bounds.
93
The wicked shall bee punished by Gods immediate power.
98
The easinesse of Christs victorie over his Enemies.
108
The folly of nature to Iudge of God or our selves by things in the present.
110
The punishment of the wicked bringeth order and beauty on the face of the World.
113
What it is to bee under Christs feete.
114
Page  [unnumbered]Christ suffereth in the sufferings of his Church.
115
Christs Triumph over his enemies, and the comforts thereof to us.
118
Footstoole noteth Shame.
122
Footstoole noteth Burden.
123
Footstoole noteth Recompence.
124
Footstoole noteth Vsefulnesse.
126
The Gospell with the Spirit is full of power and strength:
135
1 Towards those that are saved, in their Conversion.
137
1 Towards those that are saved, in their Iustification.
140
1 Towards those that are saved, in their Sanctification.
141
1 Towards those that are saved, in their Perseverance.
142
1 Towards those that are saved, in their Comforts.
143
1 Towards those that are saved, in their Temporall blessings.
144
2 Towards those that perish in Convincing them.
145
2 Towards those that perish in Affrighting them.
150
2 Towards those that perish in Iudging them.
151
2 Towards those that perish in Ripening their sinnes.
153
2 Towards those that perish in Enraging them.
153
2 Towards those that perish in Altering them.
155
The Gospell to bee preached with authoritie.
156
The Gospell to bee received in the power thereof.
157
The Gospell onely able to hold up in extremities.
158
No acquaintance with God but in the Gospell.
159
The Gospell is not sent in vaine.
161
The Gospell with the Spirit is full of glory.
162
1 In regard of Author of it.
165
The Gospell a mystery unsearchable by humane reason.
167
Contempt of the Gospell preached is contempt of Christ in his glory.
171
Expect to heare Christ speaking from heaven in his word.
173
2 In the promulgation thereof.
176
Evangelicall knowledge the measure of grace.
179
3 In the matters therin contained.
180
His Wisedome, Goodnesse, Power, Grace, Kingdome.
182
Gods glory can no where bee looked on with comfort but in Christ.
184
4 In ends and purposes for which it serveth.
186
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To illighten the conscience.
187
To bee a ministration of righteousnesse.
189
To bee a ministration of life.
190
To bee a spirituall Iudge in the heart.
191
To bee an abiding ministration.
192
To enoble the heart,
195
With Magnanimity.
196
With Fortitude.
198
With Lustre and majesty.
200
With Liberty and joy.
201
The dispencers of the Gospell are therein to use Libertie.
201
The dispencers of the Gospell are therein to use Sinceritie.
205
The Gospell to bee received with all honor and acceptation.
208
And to bee adorned in a suteable conversation.
214
Wee adorne the Gospell of Christ.
1 When wee set it up in our hearts as our onely rule.
216
2 When wee walke in fitting obedience thereunto.
219
3 When wee continue therein.
219
4 VVhen wee hold it in the unitie of the Spirit.
221
5 VVhen wee seriously seeke the knowledge of Christ and heaven in it.
222
6 VVhen wee make it our onely Altar of refuge in trouble.
223
Christ in the ministery of his Gospell is full of care over his Church.
228
This care seen in his Love.
233
Studie & inquisitivenesse.
233
Constancy & continuance.
234
Emptying of himselfe.
235
Laying downe his life.
 
Grace and Spirit.
236
Preparations for the future.
 
The effects of his care Food.
237
The effects of his care Guidance.
 
The effects of his care Health.
238
The effects of his care Comfort.
239
The effects of his care Protection.
 
The grounds of this care.
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Hee is our Kinsman.
240
Hee is our Companion.
241
Hee is our Head.
 
Hee is our Advocate.
242
Hee is our Purchaser.
244
A right Iudgement of God in Christ doth much strengthen faith.
245
The Gospell is Christs owne strength.
249
Christ then is to bee preached and not our selves,
250
With Authoritie.
254
With Wisedome.
254
With Meeknesse.
256
With Faithfulnesse.
256
Christ preached is to bee received,
257
With Faith.
257
With Love.
259
With Meeknesse.
259
Gods ordination gives life and majesty to his ordinances.
260
There is a naturall Theologie, no naturall Christianitie.
261
Gods Iudgement unsearchable in hiding the Gospell from former ages.
262
The Gospell an heavenly invitation unto mercy.
263
The Gospell not to bee preached but by those that are sent.
264
Three things requisit to an ordinary mission Gods providence casting upon the meanes.
265
Three things requisit to an ordinary mission Meete qualification of the person sent Fidelity.
265
Three things requisit to an ordinary mission Meete qualification of the person sent Ability.
268
Three things requisit to an ordinary mission Ecclesiasticall ordination by imposition of hands.
269
The Church of the Iews was the chiefe Metropolitan Church.
269
The calling of the gentiles to be Daughters of that Mother Church,
271
The Church is the seate of saving Truth.
273
The office of the Church concerning Holy Scriptures.
275
The stabilitie of the Church, with the grounds thereof.
278
VVhether the Church may faile.
281
VVhether the Church bee alwayes visible.
282
Christs Kingdome is a Hated Kingdome.
284
Christ hath enemies there where his Kingdome is set up
286
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287
Christs Kingdome quiet in the mids of enemies.
290
The faithfull are Christs owne people,
By a right of Donation.
296
By a right of Purchase
297
By a right of Conquest.
297
By a right of Covenant.
297
By a right of Communion.
298
VVee may belong unto Christ by Externall profession.
299
VVee may belong unto Christ by Reall Implantation.
299
Christ bringeth selfe-evidencing properties into the soule.
300
Christs proprietie to us the ground of his Caring for us.
305
Christs proprietie to us the ground of his Purging of us.
306
Christs proprietie to us the ground of his Sparing of us.
307
Christs proprietie to us the ground of his Praying of us.
307
Christs proprietie to us the ground of his Teaching of us.
308
Christs proprietie to us the ground of his chastising us in mercy
308
Christs people militarie men.
308
Satans wayes and Methodes of assaulting the Church.
309
Christs people are willingly subject unto him.
312
By nature men are utterly unwilling.
312
Apt to charge the wayes of God as Grievous.
313
Apt to charge the wayes of God as Vnprofitable.
 
Apt to charge the wayes of God as Vnequall.
314
The Spirit of Bondage compelleth many to unwilling services.
314
The power of the word in naturall men worketh a velleitie or incomplete will.
315
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Evidence and sense of their naturall estate.
320
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Spirituall illumination of minde.
321
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Comunion and adspiration of the Spirit
324
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Apprehension of Gods deare Love.
324
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Beauty and pretiousnesse of heavenly promises.
325
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Experiences of peace, comfort, and security in Gods wayes.
326
Willingnesse in Christs people wrought by the Beauty of holinesse.
327
Such as the will is such is the service.
Because the will is the first mover.
328
Page  [unnumbered]Because God esteemeth himselfe most honoured thereby.
330
Whether those who are truly Christs people may not have feares and un∣willingnesse in his service▪
330
1 They may have a feare of Suffering Gods wrath.
331
1 They may have a feare of Of medling with his service.
331
2 They may have deadnesse, wearinesse, and a mixture of unwillingnesse in his service,
332
From the Strength of corruptions.
333-334
From the Weaknesse of graces.
333-334
From the Importunitie of Temptations.
333-334
From the Weight of some fresh sinne.
333-334
From the Spirituall desertions.
333-334
3 Yet still their wills are sincerely carried towards God.
335
Christs people are made willing to obey him by an act of power.
337
The ground hereof is the universall fleshlinesse and reluctancy of the will naturally against grace.
344
The more earnest should wee bee to serve Christ when wee are his.
347
Holinesse a glorious and beautifull thing.
349
In regard of the Author of it.
351
In regard of the Nature of it.
352
Properties of it, Rectitude.
354
Properties of it, Harmonie.
354
Properties of it, Maturitie.
356
Properties of it, Indeficiency.
357
In regard of the Operations of it.
357
All Christs people are Priests unto God.
359
Holinesse the character of Christs subjects.
359
None willing to come to Christ till they see beauty in his service.
363
Multitudes borne unto Christ by the Gospell.
365
Whether universality and visible pompe bee a note of the Church.
369
All Christs subjects are withall his Children.
374
And should expresse the affections of Children.
376
The Birth of a Christian is a heavenly worke.
377
Therefore the seed must bee received with heavenly affections.
379
Therefore wee must looke unto God in his Ordinances.
380
The Birth of a Christian a secret and undiscerned worke.
380
The Birth of a Christian is a sudden Birth.
381
Page  [unnumbered]How the Lord sweareth.
384
VVhy the Lord confirmed the priesthood of Christ by an oath.
385
Christs solemne Ordination unto the office of a Priest.
387
Which is the foundation of all the Churches Comfort,
388
in regard of Christs Fidelity.
390
in regard of Christs Mercy.
391
in regard of Christs Power.
ibid.
in regard of Christs Propriety.
ibid.
in regard of Christs Sympathy.
393
in regard of Christs Consanguinity.
ibid.
How God is said to repent.
393
Whether God hath repented him of the law.
395
Why the Covenant of Grace is immutable
398
What a priest is.
402
Grounds tending to discover the necessity of a priest for man.
403
A discovery of that necessity,
408
With the Application thereof.
411
Qualifications of the person which was to be our Priest.
416
He was to bee all in the unity of one Person.
420
a Mediator,
417
a Surety,
418
a Sacrifice,
ibid.
an Altar.
419
Wherein the Acts of Christs Priest∣hood consisted, namely, Oblation.
424
Wherein the Acts of Christs Priest∣hood consisted, namely, Intercession.
424
Christs will made his death a Sacrifice.
425
Christs Intercession or Appearing in Heaven for us.
428
Christs death did merit, and his life conferre Redemption.
429
Wherein Christs Intercession consisteth.
431
No Mediators of Intercession.
433
The great benefits which come to us by Christs Intercession.
434
What is the fruit and vertue of Christs Priesthood, namely, Satisfaction for our debt,
438
What is the fruit and vertue of Christs Priesthood, namely, Acquisition of our inheritance.
438
An Explication of the Doctrine of justification by righteousnesse impu∣ted.
440
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How Christ being innocent might justly suffer the punishment of our sinnes.
444
1. God may cast paines upon an innocent person.
445
2. It is not against generall equity for one to suffer anothers sinne.
446
3. This Equity in the present case is, that all parties are both Willing and
446
3. This Equity in the present case is, that all parties are both Glorified.
446
4. In the innocent person thus suffering as a sacrifice for the nocent is required,
1. An intimate conjunction with him that is nocent.
447
2. A full dominion over that from which in suffering he parteth.
448
3. A strength to breake through the sufferings.
449
How sinne thus punished may be said to be pardoned.
449
A double use of the doctrine of Righteousnesse imputed. Selfe-deniall.
450
A double use of the doctrine of Righteousnesse imputed. Confidence.
452
Redundancie of Christs merit, purchasing for us Immunity from evils.
455
Redundancie of Christs merit, purchasing for us Priviledge of Vnion with him whence our Vnction,
456
Redundancie of Christs merit, purchasing for us Priviledge of Vnion with him whence our Adoption,
456
Redundancie of Christs merit, purchasing for us Priviledge of Vnion with him whence our Exaltation.
456
Duties growing out of the consideration of Christs priesthood.
457
Of Melchisedek his Person, Order, Bread and VVine, Benediction, Tithes, Genealogie.
461
Christ is a King of Righteousnesse.
465
Christ is a King of Canaanites.
467
VVhere Christ is a King of Righteousnesse, he is a King of Peace.
469
Christs forwardnesse to meete and to blesse his people.
471
Christ a Comforter and Refresher of his people.
472
Christ a Receiver of Homage and Tribute.
473
Liberall maintenance due unto the Ministers of the Gospell.
475
Page  [unnumbered]Christs priesthood is everlasting.
482
VVhy the Lord is said to be at the Right Hand of his Church.
485
Christs enemies kings.
487
All praise and honour to bee given unto God for the Power and Office of Christ.
489
Christ is present and prepared to defend his people from their enemies.
491
Christ in his appointed time will utterly overthrow his greatest enemies.
493
Satans enmitie is in Tempting.
494
Satans enmitie is in Accusing.
495
How the Spirit of judgement overcommeth corruptions.
495
How Christ overcommeth his potent adversaries in the world.
498
There is a constituted time wherein Christ will be avenged of his enemies.
502
1. VVhen sinne is growne to its fulnesse,
503
which is knowne by its Vniversality,
504
which is knowne by its Impudence,
504
which is knowne by its Obstinacie.
504
2. VVhen the Church is throughly humbled and purged.
506
3. VVhen all humane hopes and expectations are gone.
506
Christs victories are by way of pleading and disceptation.
509
A torrent of curses betweene man and Salvation.
515
The Necessity of Christs Sufferings.
522
The Greatnesse and Nature of Christs Sufferings.
521, 522
The Power, and vertue of Christs Resurrection.
524