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Mar 04, 2018
Preacher: Robert Hawker
Passage: Hebrews 12:2

Resting upon the work which Christ hath finished

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…

(HEBREWS 12:2)

[Beloved] of all the mistakes that the people of God are prone to fall into, to the perpetual distress of their mind, this seems to be the great predisposing cause: placing their confidence in a supposed work [done] in them, instead of resting upon what is [done] for them: looking to the improvement which they have made, instead of resting upon the work which Christ hath finished: living upon what they feel, instead of living wholly upon Christ and [who] He is: and while the mind is resting upon creature-confidences, and finds comfort from leaning upon them, is it to be wondered at, when at any time the prop gives way, if the poor creature falls down? Whereas in every state, and through every progress of the life of grace, the soul needs Jesus to the very latest period, as much as in the earliest moment of its acquaintance with Him. For what is the child of God, in his best state, but in a state of dependency, living by faith upon the grace of Christ? Whatever intervenes to stop this constant communication, interrupts the happiness of the believer; and just so much as we live upon Christ, in the same proportion will be our happiness and joy in Christ.

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