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88

Motives.

Chrift

a

farre

more excellent

Preacher,

Ionah

a

type

of

Chr

jl.

nor repent

at

Chrifts

doftrine

as

they

did

at

Ionah:.

For

I. Who

are

they to

us

?

They

barbarous

Heathens,

and

Gentiles,

never inftrneted

before

:

wee

have

beene

trained

in

the

Scriptures

from childhood.

z.

What

were

their

meanes

to

ours

?

Jonah

preached but

three

.

day

es

to

them

:

Chrift

bath preached,

not three

dayes

as

he,

nor three yeeres

as

to

the

Iewes;

but

aboue

three

-

fcore

yeares.

He

preached one

fermon

:

Chrift

a

thou

-

fand.

3.

What

was

their

Preacher

to

ours

?

I.

Io-

nah

was

a

weake

nnan

:

Chrift

is

God

and man.

2.

Io-

nah

a

finful

man,

caft

into

the

fea

for

his

owne

finne

:

Chrift

an

innocent

man,

'caft

into the

fea

for our

finne.

3. Jonah

a

Prophet,

a

fervant

:

Chrift

the

Lord

of

all

the

holy

Prophets

,

therefore

of

Ionah.

4.

Jonah

a

ítranger to them

:

Chrift

of

our

owne

kindred

and

fa-

mily. 5.

Jonah

preached

unwillingly

:

Chrift

prea-

ched

freely,

and

fpent

himfelfe for

us.

6.

Jonah

prea

ched

nothing but deítru

&ion

of

them

and

their

City

:

Chrift

a

fweet doctrine

of

grace,

falvation,

and

the

pro-

mife

of

a

kingdome

of

heaven.

7.

Ionah

came in-

deed

out

of

the

belly

of' the Whale, but

did

no miracle

for confirmation

ofhis

dobrine

:

Chrift

came

both from

the bofome

of

the Father,

and from

the

heart

of

the

earth,

and

did

innumerable

fines

and miracles

in which

wee

fee

his

glory.

8.

Jonah

a

molt angry

and

impati-

ent

man,

would

faine

die

becaufe

the Ninevits

did not

:

Chrift

a

mirrour

of

patience

will

die

leaf

his

hearers

fhould.

9.

To

Ionah no

Prophet

gave

witneffe,

Or

foretold

of

him

:

To Chrift

all

the Prophets

gane

wit-

neffe

,

A5

.

i

o.

43. and fpake before

of

him.

Shall

now

Nineveh repent

in

fackcloth and afhes

by

Jonah:

Miniftery

of

three dayes; and (hail

not

wee

by

Chrifts

contant

Miniftery

of

threefeore

yeares

?

Shall

Nineveh

condemne Judea

for not acknowledging

a

greater

then

Jonah;

and (hall

it not condemne

us

not repenting?

whole

finne (hall

bee

farre

greater

then

that

of

the

Jews,

who.