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SERMON

to

DELIVERED BEFORE

THE SOCIETY FOR PROPAGATING THE GOSPEL

AMONG THE

INDIANS AND OTHERS IN NORTH AMERICA,

AT

THEIR ANNIVERSARY,

NOY. 4, 1813.

BY JOSHUA BATES, A. M.
Pastor of the First Church in Dedham.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS AND HILLIARD, FOR THE SOCIETY.

Cambridge....Hilliard & Metcalf.

1813.

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At a meeting of the Society, November 4, 1813–

Voted— That Dr. LATHROP, DR. HOLMES, and Dr. WARE be

a committee, to present the thanks of the Society to the Rev. Mr. Bates for his Sermon, delivered before them this day, and to request a copy for the press.

A. HOLMES, Secretary.

SERMON.

ZECHARIAH ix. 10.

HIS DOMINION SHALL BE FROM SEA EVEN TO SEA, AND FROM

THE RIVER EVEN TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.

D.

you, with reference to this prophecy, make the inquiry, which the Ethiopian eunuch made concerning the fifty third chapter of Isaiah-do you ask, “ of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man ?»* We adopt in substance the answer of Philip; and, in imitation of that primitive preacher, we begin at this scripture, and preach unto you Jesus.

That Jesus of Nazareth, who by his mighty works and heavenly doctrines proved himself to be the Son of God, the promised Messiah, the Saviour of the world, is the subject of this prophecy, will readily appear from a view of the context.

Zechariah had been uttering a prediction concerning the temple, the house of the Lord. From this

type

of Christ he suddenly changes to the antitype, and in language of prophetic transport calls upon the church to rejoice at the prospect of the coming Messiah, and the future glories of his kingdom ; “Rejoice greatly, O daugh. ter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold thy king cometh unto thee. He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt,

• Acts yiii. 34.

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