|Title:||The excellency of Christ, or, The rose of Sharon shewing the art of taking Christ as the onely soveraign medicine of a sin-sick soul : accomodated both for those that are without and for those that are in Christ who are thereby instructed how they must be fitted to apply Christ unto themselves in 25 cases upon that excellent text in Cant. 2:1 ... / by Christopher Jelinger.|
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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The excellency of Christ, or, The rose of Sharon shewing the art of taking Christ as the onely soveraign medicine of a sin-sick soul : accomodated both for those that are without and for those that are in Christ who are thereby instructed how they must be fitted to apply Christ unto themselves in 25 cases upon that excellent text in Cant. 2:1 ... / by Christopher Jelinger.
London: Printed by I.L. for Fran. Eglesfield and are to be sold by William Russell, 1641.
Imperfect: dedication to William Birch lacking. Prefatory matter from defective Harvard copy spliced at end.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Song of Solomon II, 1 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Christian life -- Anglican authors.
TO THE RIGHT VVorshipfull Master VVILLIAM BIRCH, Maior, together with his Brethren, and the rest of the inhabitants of the famous town of Plymouth.
To my much respected and deerely beloved friends, The Inhabitants of the town of Stonehouse.
THE EXCELLNCY OF CHRIST, Or THE ROSE OF SHARON.
SECT. 1. That Christ is like a Rose in Sharon field, Cant. 2.1.
SECT. 2. Of Christs fairenesse, usefulesse, De∣sirablenesse.
SECT. 3. Satisfaction for the Consciences of Christs people.
SECT. 4. Conviction for such as want Christ.
SECT. 5. Matter of feare for such as reject Christ.
SECT. 6. Matter of shame for carelesse and loose Walkers.
SECT. 7. Comfort for Gods carefull people.
SECT. 8. An exhortation to such as want Christ, to seeke him in the Law and Gospell.
SECT. 9. Faith must be gotten for the taking of Christ.
SECT. 10. Christ must be sought speedily.
SECT. 11. Foure grounds which should draw men to Christ.
SECT. 12. Sixe Lets, which keep men from Christ, are to be removed.
SECT. 13. Of Blockishnesse, the second Let.
SECT. 14. Of Basenesse, the third Let.
SECT. 15. Of Brutishnesse, the fourth Let.
SECT. 16. Of Bitternesse, the fifth Let.
SECT. 17. Of Businesse, the sixth Let.
SECT. 18. An exhortation to Gods people to be more for Christ then ever they were.
SECT. 19. Christ should be used much.
SECT. 20. Christ is to be made use of in 25. Cases.
SECT. 21. Eight Rules to observed in the taking of Christ.