WHAT IS THIS FAITH? But the love of Christ was greater than this.(R. (Thomas Jones. )Great loveR. Without faith, virtue would languish, our command over our passions be weak, and the back of patience quite broken, and our care of the-knowledge of Divine things very small.3. )Luther's mottoC. Temptations.III. )Christian enthusiasmC. )Death and lifeT. Christian enthusiasm, so far from CRUSHING INDIVIDUALITY AND INDEPENDENCE, EMPHASIZES THEM.VII. THE TREE OF LIFE AFFORDS THE ANTIDOTE TO SIN.1. OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS LIFE.1. The old life is killed out. (Thomas Jones. "(Dean Stanley. Are we crucified with Christ or not? Now we are said to live by faith —1. )The immortality of life in ChristThomas Jones.The sun might say every morning in the spring, I am come that the earth may have life and have it more abundantly; I am come that the fields may grow, that the gardens and vineyards be more fruitful, that the beauty of the landscape may appear, that the dead may become alive, and the world be filled with joy. In Scripture language we are said to live by faith, but to work by love. Before the Cross, faith and love are self-crucifixion. We wake up in the morning and we say, just like we said at the very point of our salvation, we said, "I cannot do this on my own, I need you to save me." I am beholden to Christ. The love of God. Afflictions.2. 1. Christian enthusiasm is POSSIBLE UNDER GREAT NATURAL DISADVANTAGES.II. And in a measure she came in the spirit of the gospel; for the gospel comes to make us hate sin by showing that another suffered and died for it.(C. Because whatever is ascribed to faith, redounds to the honour of Christ. )The life of faithT. Because it is the grace that unites us to Christ.2. Spurgeon. Will you forge a dagger with which to pierce this little one's heart?" Adams. )Christ's love is an individual loveMoody.The great trouble is that people take everything in general, and do not take it to themselves. The text examines us about our standing in the eye of the law. 3. Ah! In the transverse, by the ready extension of our hands to all good works of piety, justice, and charity; in the arrectary, or beam, by uninterrupted perseverance in good; in the head, by an elevated hope and looking for of glory; in the foot, by a lively and firm faith, fastening our souls upon the affiance of His free grace and mercy. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me, and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.". I am beholden to Christ. 2. Faith now serves instead of sight and fruition (Hebrews 11:1).(T. )The immortality of life in ChristThomas Jones.The sun might say every morning in the spring, I am come that the earth may have life and have it more abundantly; I am come that the fields may grow, that the gardens and vineyards be more fruitful, that the beauty of the landscape may appear, that the dead may become alive, and the world be filled with joy. He is already taken, charged, tried, convicted, sentenced, shut up to the just judgment of wrath, and only waiting the hour of death to meet its execution. She did not talk of policemen and prison; she wanted to bring the innocent one before him, as much as to say, "Will you make a thorny couch for this little one to lie upon? Resting on Christ.II. Every action must be influenced by religion, looking to the promises. THE SOURCE OF IT ALL IS THE INDWELLING CHRIST.(C. We never" live comfortably, till we live by faith.4. You remember the penitent thief, as their crosses were lifted side by side, he saw Christ entering into his wretchedness. It is the first stone in the spiritual building, to which all the rest are added. (Bishop Hall. THE TREE OF LIFE AFFORDS THE ANTIDOTE TO SIN.1. (3) This is a crucifixion with Christ. H. Spurgeon.Luther's motto was, Vivit Christus, Christ liveth. We must not think of keeping ourselves aloof from our fellow-men as though we should be degraded by mingling with them. Spurgeon. The character of our inner life. )Life in ChristW. THE BELIEVER LIVES AND YET HE DOES NOT LIVE.III. The other took his rose, enjoyed its perfume moderately, carried it in his hand for a while, then put it on the table in water, and hours after it was almost as fresh as when it was plucked from the bough. union,, between Paul and John; the Pauline form of "He that hath the Son hath life."(W. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Galatians 2:20 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE LIFE I NOW LIVE" I. He suffered so much from his eyes that the rough Galatians felt so much for him that they would have been willing to give him their own. Its EFFECTS, as —1. )Strong in ChristThomas Jones.Plant the tenderest sapling in the ground, and all the elements of nature shall minister to its wants. J. Muir, M. But when the truth comes to me that eternal life is mine, and all the glories of heaven are mine, I begin to be interested.(Moody. (Bishop Hall. (c)Every believer may comfort himself that having died with Christ he shall not die again. It is gloriously aroused by THANKFULNESS TO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT.V. "Well," I say, "I don't doubt that; it's rather a common thing to happen," and I don't think anything more about it. Resting on Christ.II. 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