A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females eBook

Harvey Newcomb
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4. Regeneration. (1.) Its nature. 2 Cor. 5:17.  Eph. 4:24. (2.) Its author.  John 3:5, 6. (3.) Influence of the Spirit; how exerted; not miraculous John 3:8. (4.) Man’s agency in the work of regeneration.  Isa. 55:6, 7.  Acts 2:38. 16:31.  Phil 2:12, 13.

5. The condition of fallen man. (1.) Alienation from God.  Job 21:14, 15.  Rom. 1:28.  Eph. 2:1, 2. (2.) Exposure to his wrath.  Deut. 32:35, 41.  Ps. 7:11, 12.  John 3:18, 36.  Eph. 2:3. (3.) Personal misery.  Isa. 57:20, 21.  Misery the natural consequence of sin.  Jer. 2:19.

Practical Reflections. (1.) How Christians should feel, in view of this subject.  Isa. 51:1. 1 Cor. 15:10. (2.) How they should feel, in view of the condition of the impenitent.  Rom. 9:1-3. (3.) How act.  Acts 20:31, l.c.  Rev. 22:17. (4.) The necessity of a mediator between God and man.  Gal. 3:10.

6. The plan of Redemption. (1.) Why sin could not be pardoned without an atonement.  Gen. 2:17.  Dent. 27:26, compared with Deut. 32:4, l.c.  Heb. 9:22. (2.) What a mediator is.  Job 9:33. 2 Cor. 5:18, 19. (3.) Why it was necessary that our mediator should be God. (4.) Why, that he should be also man. (5.) Why it was necessary that he should obey the law.  Isa. 42:21.  Gal. 4:4, 5. (6.) Why, that he should suffer.  Gal. 3:13. 4:4, 5.  Heb. 9:22, 28. (7.) Why, that he should rise from the dead.  Rom. 4:25. 1 Cor. 15:17. 1 Pet. 1:21.  Heb. 7:25.

Practical Reflections. [1.] How the love of God is manifested in the provision of such salvation.  John 3:16.  Rom. 5:8. [2.] How we should feel and act in view of the amazing love of Christ. 2 Cor. 5:14, 15. [3.] What effect his love should have upon sinners.  Zech. 12:10.  Rom. 2:4. [4.] How Christians should feel, in view of the ingratitude of the impenitent.  Ps. 119:136, 158.

7. Justification [1.] What justification is. [2.] Why we cannot be justified by the law.  Rom. 3:23. [3.] The nature of all our good works, religious exercises, duties, &c.  Luke 17:10. [4.] The ground of justification.  Isa. 53:11.  Acts 13:39 Rom. 8:3, 4. [5.] The instrument or medium of justification.  Rom. 3:28. [6.] The effects of justification.  Rom. 5:1-5. 8:1-4. 15:13. 1 Pet. 1:8.

8. Adoption. [1.] What adoption is.  Exod. 2:9, 10. [2.] Through whom believers are adopted.  Gal. 4:4, 5. [3.] How their adoption is manifested to them.  Rom. 8:15, 16.  Gal. 4:6. [4.] To what adoption entitles them.  Rom. 8:17.  Gal. 4:7. [5.] What was the moving cause of adoption. 1 John 3:1. [6.] What emotions this should excite in the hearts of Christians.

9. Sanctification. [1.] What sanctification is.  Rom. 6:6, 11—­13. 8:13. [2.] By whom believers are sanctified.  Rom. 8:13, l.c. 15:16, l.c. 1 Pet. 1:22. (3.) The instrument of sanctification.  John 17:19. (1.) The procuring cause. 1 Cor. 1:2. 6:11.  Heb. 10:10. (5.) The importance of sanctification, or growth in grace.  John 15:8.  Col. 1:9-12. (6.) How we are to strive for sanctification.  Phil. 2:12, 13. 3:13, 14. (7.) How we may secure the aid of the Holy Spirit.  Luke 11:13.  Rom. 8:26. (8.) How Christ regards us, when we are not making progress in holiness.  Rev. 3:15, 16.

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