If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.…
I. They witness to Him BY THE GREAT NEED OF A SAVIOUR, revealed by the lives and expressed in the words of the noblest of men.
II. They witness to Him BY THE UNSATISFYING EXPEDIENTS to which men resorted to meet that need — law, ritual, sacrifice.
III. They witness to Him BY TURNING MEN'S THOUGHTS from the past and the present to the future. The golden age of Israel was ever before her, not behind.
IV. They witness to Him BY THE UNREALIZED IDEALS of Prophet, King, and Priest, which Christ alone fulfilled.
1. As Prophet, He spoke with authority.
2. As King, He wrought with authority.
3. As Priest, He forgave with authority.
(C. M. Hardy, B. A.)
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