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INDEX.

Address to Parents of the Working Classes on Earthly and Heavenly Parent, The, 39.
the Importance of their Children, 6.

Encouragement to Christian Parents, 232.
Anecdote of Rowland Hill, 334.

Eternal Fellowship in Heaven; an Encourage-
Asking the Way, 61.

ment to Minister to Suffering Christians while
Books, Notices of,

on Earth, 208.
Millie Howard; or, Trust in God, 31.

Exeter Hall Lectures to Young Men, 115.
Thoughts on the Freedom of the Will: with Extracts of Letters from the East, 12, 53.

Remarks on the Rev. James Morison's Lec- Family Happiness, the Elements of, 75.
ture on this Subject, 31.

Future Sin and Future Punishment, 261.
Mornings with my Class : Questions on Pas. George Muller, and the Bristol Orphanage, 263,

sages of Scripture to assist in Bible Teach. 307.
ing, 31.

Ghost Story, A True, 214.
The Flower of the Family, 31.

Glasgow Mission to the Hospital at Scutari,
The National Restoration and Conversion of 23, 56, 92, 121, 159, 187, 219, 253, 285, 317, 346,
the Twelve Tribes of Israel, 31.

378.
Thoughts on Sabbath Schools, 63.

Gleanings from the Mission Field,
Practical Analysis of the Act for better Regis. India Mission of the Church of Scotland-

tration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Madras, 58
64.

Baptism of Seven Natives in Connexion with
Christ as made known to the Ancient Church, the Church of Scotland's Mission, Madras, 58.
129.

Bombay, 59.
An Appeal in Behalf of Native Education in Mission to the Jews, 59.
India, 159.

Darmstadt, 59
The Scottish Psalm and Tune Book, 160.

Missions to Turkey, 60.
Recollections of Russia, during Thirty-three The American Board of Foreign Missions, 60.
Years' Residence, 223.

Glasgow Mission to the Hospital at Scutari,
Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber, 256.

92, 121.
The Decalogue: Discourses on the Ten Com. St. Andrews' Students' Missionary Associa.
mandments, 287.

tion, 92.
The Suffering Saviour ; or, Meditations on the Kylius, the Pastor of Simpheropol, 93.
Last Days of Christ upon Earth, 32).

Progress of the Gospel in China, 95.
Doctor Antonio: A Tale, 351,

Church Missionary Society, 96.
Internal History of German Protestantism, Wesleyan Missionary Society, 96.
since the middle of last Century, 379

Sunday School Union, 96.
British Association, The-Its Men, 245, 274. Irish Church Missions, 96.

Its Recreations, 311. Notices of State of Religion and Ministerial
Buenos Ayres, Notices of the State of Religion Labours in Buenos Ayres, 124, 191, 220.
and Ministerial Labour in, 124, 191, 220.

Missions in India, 126.
Ceylon, Missionary Incident in, 297.

Gleanings on the War,-
Channel, a Peep across the, 144, 178, 240, 373. Prayer and the War, 17.
Children, Short Sermons for, 268, 296, 329, 368. Outline for United Prayer for the Army, 18.
Christian Baptism and Christian Education, 41. Letters of George Whitefield, 18.
Christian Education in Right Thoughts of God, Christmas in the Trenches, 54.
103,

A Christian Soldier, 55.
Christian Medical Biographies, 107.

A Christian Hero-Colonel Shadforth, 57th
Church of Scotland in the Mission Field, 150.

Regiment, 206.
Colonel Rawlinson's Assyrian Discoveries, 250. Fruits of French Evangelization in the Crimean
Correspondents, Notice to, 32.

Army, 206,
Crown Jewel, or the Miser, The, 328.

Harris, the late Richard, Esq , M.P., 201.
Dishonesty in Trade, 345.

Immortality, 30.
Earnestaess, 300.

India, the New Education Measure for, 237, 270.

Intercessory Prayer, 331.

Popular Superstition, Sketch of, 111, 140, 209. Jerusalem Revisited, 81.

Prayer for the Soldier or Sailor abroad by his Matthew vi. 12, Sermon on, 321.

relations at home, 20. Mind of Jesus, the, 117, 338.

Progress of a Penny Savings' Bank, 186. Missionary Record of the Church of Scotland Psalmody, 334, 359. for October, 255.

Reading, 49. Mosque of Omar, Jerusalem, Visit to the, 216. Religion in Common Life, 363. “No More Sin," 365.

Sabbath School, the First, 77. Note by the Editor, 380.

Sacred Poets, Notes from my Journal-the Crimea, 280.

I. George Herbert, 46, 87, 136, 172. Parables, 327.

II. John Milton, 339, Parish Tracts, 119.

Salvation, the Way of, 343. “ Peoples' Day, the," 376.

Scriptures, on the Intelligent Study of the, 168. Perseverance, Sobriety, and Honesty, Illustra. Sensitive Plant, the, 306. tions of, 10.

Sermons byPoetry,

The Rev. J. L. Blake, M.A., Stobo, 1. War, (Coleridge,) 16.

David Brown, St. Bernard's Church, Sonnet, (J. D. Burns,) 19.

Edinburgh, 33. Memorial Lines, (J. D. Burns,) 29.

Alexander Rattray, M.A., CamA Remembrance, (J. D. Burns,) 29.

lachie, Glasgow, 65. Reflections on the Lord's Prayer, (Waller,) 52.

Walter Weir, Campbelton, 97. On Charity, 62.

Peter Macmorland, St. Luke's Ch., Humility. (J. D. Burns,) 63.

Edinburgh, 129. Hymn, (Monsell's Parish Musings,) 80.

William Robertson, Monzievaird On Atheism, 110.

and Strowan, 161. To Blossoms, (Herrick,) 149.

James Craik, D.D., St. George's Peace and War, (Tennyson,) 171.

Church, Glasgow, 193. The Brook-an Idyl, (Tennyson,) 186.

Archibald Nisbett, St. Stephen's To Daffodils, 206.

Church, Glasgow, 225. Toa Wounded Sea-fowl, 209.

W. Herdman, Rattray, 257. The Mother and Child, (Donne,) 236.

David Runciman, D.D., St. Andrew's The Banks in Autumn, 244.

Church, Glasgow, 289. Solitude, (Mrs. Sigourney.) 244.

Thomas Gordon, Newbattle, 363. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep, (E. B. Brown Shepherd, the Lord is my, 176. ing.) 260.

Sinai and Palestine, 371. Faith, (R. S S. Andros,) 267.

Statistics of Protestant Missions, 320, 350. The Angel of Patience, (J. G. Whittier.) 267. St. Luke, Readings from the Gospel of, 324. Man's Two Enemies, (Francis Quarles,) 273. Stray Thoughts, (from the German,) 269, 295, To the Dying Year, (J. G. Whittier,) 295,

332. The Alpine Flowers, (Mrs. Sigourney.) 326. “Strong in Him," 370. Re-union, 329.

Training, a Few Words on, 71. Industry and Prayer, (Carlos Wilcox,) 383. Wanderings in Corsica, 21. The Idol, (Anon,) 333.,

TII E

EDINBURGH CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE.

Sermont.

By the Rev. J. L. BLAKE, A.M., Minister of Stobo.

“Behold, the days como, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and & King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."-JEREMIAH xxiii. 5, 6.

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us : we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew 110 sin; that we might be inade the righteousness of God in Him."-2 COR. V, 20, 21.

The apparent contrast between those two , silence preserved before the fiercest accupassages of Scripture is one we frequently sers and tormentors. At one time His find in the prophetical books. And, in- progress is described as a triumphal prodeed, the verses from the Epistle are cession ; again, His humiliation is the parallel to some in the 53d chapter of deepest possible for man. Grace, dignity, Isaiah. It aids us, in taking a compre- and glory, are to crown His head; yet hensive view of the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF reproach and ignominy are wellnigh to CHRIST, to combine the two lights in break His heart. His name is to be the which He is represented by the ancient “ Lord our Righteousness;" and yet He is prophets, and in which He himself, and to be numbered with the transgressors. His apostles, have also spoken of His He is to be a conqueror, leading captivwork, and of its glorious results.

ity itself captive; he is to be a prisoner, Prophecy, at one time, tells of the great under sentence of death. His kingdom and honoured Ruler, with a divinity shall be an everlasting kingdom; about His power; at another, of the de. He shall suffer a malefactor's doom. A spised and rejected man. Now He is fore- prince of peace-a man of sorrows. The told as a king, with widespread authority; Saviour and friend of man—forsaken and and now as one of the lowliest of the friendless among men. The Holy One earth. We hear of regal preparation and the Just; tortured and condemned heing made for His coming ; in the filling at an earthly tribunal, and bruised and up of valleys, the levelling of hills, and put to grief by divine justice !-who, making of highways through the pathless among the wise men of the earth, could desert : but we hear also of His being led have imagined the reconciliation of those as a lamb to the slaughter, and of meek apparent contradictions, before Messiah

and yet came? The strange requirements, at (1.) As all the moral attributes of Deity first, appear impossible to be fulfilled ; are inseparably related to holiness, so in but Christ has reconciled-Christ has ful. Christ the eternal love of goodness-holifilled them all. And He whom Jeremiah ness--as an ever-active attribute, comes speaks of as a glorious monarch, is well | into view when we think of His rightdescribed by the apostle Paul as having eousness. The holy actions of the Son been made sin, or a sin-offering, for us. of God, before He appeared on earth,

Surely, of all prophecies, the fulfilment though unrecorded to us, must have been of such as appear almost incapable of known and celebrated by the angels fulfilment is intended thoroughly to of God. Although our sin-darkened awaken the attention of mankind. We thoughts cannot be permitted, on earth, cannot expect ever to know a more mar- to penetrate back, as it were, into the vellous truth of Scripture than this beautiful light and holiness of those ages reconciliation of seeming contradictions, that preceded the ages of our world, yet in the person of the Son of God-at once

are we constrained to believe in the our King, our High Priest, and our heavenly life of the Son of God, and in Atonement.

His glorious holiness. Before the sunIn many of the pious Jews, who looked light struck upon our world, or its wideforward to the coming of Messiah, such winding shores were covered with rational words as Jeremiah’s would excite the creatures—before the sea flowed, or the hope of a good and wise ruler, under cloud hovered in the sky-ere yet the whose benignant sway the animosity of foundations of the mountains were laid, the tribes would be quelled, and all their or the stars began to shed their scintilenemies subdued. Even Christ's disciples lating rays across the material universewere thus partial in their interpretation the holy Son of God had His being in of the Scriptures; looking only at the the light of the almighty throne, infinite bright spots in the prophetical picture, and unchangeable in His righteousness, they always expected Christ to allow His and the only-beloved of God. Unless exaltation to a seat of princely honour on thus we think of the dignity and holiness earth; and that He would give to each of of Christ, as He existed in the blessedthem corresponding advancement under ness of heaven, and before He was maniHis dominion. Nor were they unde- fested to mortal eyes, we cannot rightly ceived, till the Saviour's body lay cold value what He has done, as the self-sacriand still in the hollowed rock, near the ficing Friend of sinners. But looking place where He was crucified. At that back, as it were, to His former majesty time, their hopes, always too earthly, and perfect holiness, we see more clearly sank even lower still; and it was only the greatness of His effort to save us. after they had lost their Master's bodily (2.) Nor was the holiness or the rightpresence altogether, that they received, or eousness of the Son of God impaired, or could receive, their greatest comfort—the lessened in any degree, by His wondrous true Comforter,-and could understand condescension in taking our nature upon their Lord's essential glory, with the full Him, consenting to call us brethren, and meaning of His incarnation and death. yielding to death for our sakes. Suffering Then, at last, they came to remember and self-denial have no immorality in them, better His own words, and to compre- although they may have been made needhend how He who knew no sin, but ful by sin. To suffer is not to sin; but all was righteousness itself, had been made sin necessitates suffering, either bodily or a sin-offering for them, that they might mental, or both. At the same time, penibe made the righteousness of God in tence, which is a species of suffering, does, Him.

under the Christian dispensation, prevent Let us turn our attention to the nature greater suffering. And the earlier the peni. of His righteousness who is called, "the tence, the less will be the suffering to Lord our Righteousness," and who was every true follower of Christ. “For if we made a sin-offering for us.

would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” Suffering checks human trans- , which, in every possible point of view, gression, if it does not always purify the constituted everlasting righteousness and human heart. It weakens the power that everlasting gain. The most precious man has to do wrong, if it does not always jewel on earth might escape from its betdispose him to act uprightly. But over ting, and be found in ashes or in dust-to many it has a marvellous power to sweeten outward appearance it might be marred, the temper, to purify the heart, and to and its beauty for a time concealed ; but breathe a spirit at once of Christian re- while it remained really unchanged, it signation and Christian zeal over the will. would be as precious as ever. Its value Suffering, then, it is evident, does not might not be known by those who found of itself make the human character less it; but that could not make its absolute pure or moral. And we cannot bring value less. It might be sold at a low. ourselves to a proper comprehension of rate, peradventure for thirty pieces of Christ's righteousness, unless we under- silver, its value being far more than ten stand that His sufferings and humiliation thousand times the sum; yet would not had no power to change the purity of His that affect its intrinsic preciousness, or holiness. We do not call the philanthro- take away from its beauty. And in pist degraded though he becomes the Christ Jesus there was holiness, undimcompanion of prisoners, and familiar, in med and bright as ever, though, to the his walks of benevolence, with diseases, world's eye, He had no form, comeliness, and squalor, and wretchedness in all its or beauty, and though, in the world's forms. His condescending, self-forgetting memory too, His visage is that of one kindness is not surely of itself immoral. more marred than any–His form that of The eye of “the world,” clouded as it is a tortured man, of whom the worldling by sin and pride, will call it a demeaning has often heard, but in whom he cannot of himself; but the unworldly will think believe as his King, Priest, and Atonethat such conduct ennobles man or wo- ment. man, giving a beauty to the character (3.) Christ's righteousness was rather which cannot fade. Although Christ's increased, than lessened, if we might so human flesh was subjected to the attacks speak, by all He did, and taught, and of Satan, and to the wants and woes of suffered on earth. He came to reveal, humanity, yet was He never out of har- vindicate, and enhance the holiness and mony with the divine will. No discon- righteousness of God; and it was as the tent or murmuring, nothing that could last hours of His life drew nigh, and as bedim the holiness of His character, ap- the betrayal, the cross, and the sepulchre peared in the man Christ Jesus. Satan arrayed themselves before the Redeemer, tried every avenue that was possible to that He could say: “O righteous Father! find access to the heart of Christ, and the world hath not known thee: but I to corrupt His humanity, and at every have known thee, and these have known available moment sought to hinder the that thou hast sent me.” He came to establishment of Christ's kingdom, but in identify himself with men, and to be their vain. Even the needless suffering and substitute as well as friend, in perfectly mockery that seemed to be heaped upon obeying the will of God, and in offering His holy head on the night in which He and making atonement for foul revolt, on was betrayed, and on the day in which their part, against that holy will. He He was crucified, by those whom He came to increase the righteousness of the desired to save, could not invade the universe; and all He did was done in meekness of the blessed Redeemer. In righteousness for this great end. Sin the very depth of His humiliation, the was a stranger to His holy soul; and He bright purity of His nature was un- desired to make it as strange to the souls changed, and we do well to meditate of those whom He condescended to call on this; for it is too common a result in His brethren. He adopted our position the careless beholder of the Saviour of on earth, that an everlasting relationship men, to count that a loss of character might exist between us and Him, and

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