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SERMON I.

The Work of the Christian.

(SEPTUAGESIMA.)

i Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. *

-Ps. civ. 23.

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MHOUGH God created the heavens and the earth in

six days, and then rested, yet He rested only to begin a work of another kind; for our Lord says, "My Father worketh hitherto "," and He adds," and I work." And at another time He says, concerning Himself more expressly, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work?” And when that night came, He said, "I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” “It is finished.” And in the text we are told generally of all men, “Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening." The Creator wrought till the Sabbath came; the Redeemer wrought till the sun was darkened, and it was night. “The sun ariseth," and “man goeth forth,” and works "till the evening;" when “the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men 1 John v. 17. 2 John ix. 4.

* John xvii. 4; xix. 30. [8. D.)

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