It indicates His offices. Without revelation, without even the fixed data which science affords, men formed ideal images and called them God. That language can only have reference to a Divine Being, and it can only he with regard to His Divine qualities that Jesus Christ can be said to be immutable. Dec 8, 1996. This glory — the fulness of grace and truth — is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Nor is there any change in the great moral attributes which form the basis of the Divine character — justice, and truth, and love. Then let us to-day promote the manifestation of the true unity of all believers.(S. You would be sorry to see him now. how quietly and majestically she rides along 1" He has just finished speaking, when suddenly his friend drops a small pebble into the well, and he now exclaims, "Why the moon is all broken to shivers, and the fragments are shaking together in the greatest disorder!" When our impatience has been tamed, and our impetuosity has become subdued; when we have learned to distrust ourselves, and wish for an immutable goodness on which to stay; when we have learned to distrust the world, to look away from things and circumstances; after we have felt weariness and disappointment, we grow to value quiet. You might as well say that the laws of nature are repulsive, as to say that God's decrees are so. Lastly, look at these words in their application to THE RELATION BETWEEN THE UNCHANGING CHRIST AND THE ETERNAL LOVE OF HEAVEN. Nor is there any such change possible to God as belongs to men by reason of their external circumstances.3. I apply these words as a New Year's motto, in two or three different directions, and ask you to consider, first, THE UNCHANGING CHRIST IN HIS RELATION TO OUR CHANGEFUL LIVES. Yet here, where nothing is abiding but change — here where we "should imagine that we should get accustomed to change — we are always sighing for that which is the same to-day as yesterday, and which will be the same for ever. Yesterday lies consecrated in memory; to-morrow, radiant in hope; but to-day is poverty-stricken and prose. In disposition to fulfil them, and in power, Jesus Christ " is the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." "Yes; but you would not know him, he is so greatly altered." Sin will not overmaster you, nor guilt drive you to despair; for He whose blood first cleansed you will cleanse you still, and the ear into which you breathed your first penitence is listening still for your repentant prayer. What then, are the respects in which God is to be supposed to be immutable?1. Raleigh, D. D.)The unchanging ChristA. In these there has been great change. Follow for a moment THE SUGGESTIONS OF TRUE CONTEXT; remember those who exercised a blessed, loving, wise " rule " over you, who " spake to you the Word of God," pastors, parents, friends; those who first interpreted to you your soul's yearning and restlessness, and pointed you to Christ for rest; the true and trusty ones who warned you against your dangers, and helped you in your temptations, and solaced you in your griefs; who seemed to read your life, and could speak the very words you needed. is the astonished rejoinder of his companion. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I found his house shut up, and all his family gone away." I found his house shut up, and all his family gone away." Hebrews 13 Sermon Illustrations Hebrews 13:1-2 LOVE OF HOSPITALITY OUR TEXT refers to that memorable scene when Abraham was sitting at the door of his tent, probably inclined to slumber in the heat of noon. Yesterday kindred and friends were a wide social circle — to-day but a poor segment of that circle is left. He will not be unknown; He will be recognised who quickened, and guided, and sustained us, who was the steadfastness and identity of our passing earthly life. This gives undying value to all the offers, invitations, and promises of the gospel.(T. You will not sink in weakness, for He is the unchanging Strength. Jesus Christ is the same in His influence upon those who believe in Him. Death, or separation, or mutual alienation and distrust put an end to their guidance. Youth will wander and explore; but manhood asks a home wherein to dwell. His ear is the same — quick and sensitive; embracing the harmonies of creation, and receiving at the same time the whisper of a little one's prayer. "Your old neighbour? 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