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HOMILIES ON GALATIANS AND EPHESIANS.
Achan, his sin brought calamities upon all, 79.
Adam, the parent stock of mankind, 143.
Adultery, an instance of the willfulness of sin, 57.
Agar, interpretation of, 34 (note) .
Allegory, what, 34.
Altar, Christian, 64.
Ambition of those who wished to introduce circumcision, 42.
Angels, men become in the Gospel, 6; Priests called, 8-28; St. Paul received as, 32; their life a pattern for Christians, 55; cannot confer spiritual gifts, 60; are taught the mystery of the Gospel by the Church, 80; their knowledge limited, 80; orders of them alluded to, 81; as implied in the word "family," 82 (and note) ; surround Elisha and encamp unseen as guardians of God's saints, 95; keep unity, 99; are a pattern of love and unity to us, 100; are present at the Christian mysteries, 120; represented as girded like soldiers, 165.
Anomœans, 28 (note) .
Apostolic vocation, prerogative of, 2.
Argument, not the way to attain spiritual wisdom, 60.
Arius, the heretic, 164.
Armor, of the Christian, 167.
Babylas, St., buried in his fetters, 96.
Baptism, not the Law, makes us sons, 4; a crucifixion with Christ, 22; regenerating with the Word, 35; a confession of faith before and after it, 53 (and note) ; no second Baptism, 57, 73; raises Christians to sit together with Christ, 67; washes away sin, 69; the beginning of righteousness, 114; the danger of sin after it, 171.
Boasting in self ultimately leads to humility, 44.
Body, not sinful in itself, but sins, when left to itself, 73; should be in subjection to the soul, 74; the compactness and sympathy of its members a type of those of the Church, 106, 117; its limits forbid covetousness, 58; and excess, 138; the Church is Christ's body, 62; receives life from Him as the body from the head, 106; as such must not be torn by schism, ib.
Body and blood of Christ, partaken in the Eucharist, 63.
Carnal, what acts are so called, 73.
Cathari, a name indirectly assumed by the Novatians, 119 (and note) .
Catholics, accused of being through ambition contentious against heretics, 7.
Children, admonished, 153; their duty obedience, 153; need not be made monks, but must be brought up as Christians, 154; to be taught self-discipline and trained for immortality, 154; require this training more for courts than for monastic life, 155; they who train them are forming statues to Christ, 156.
Christ, His sufferings voluntary, 4; the cause both of our hidden and of our visible life, 22; was sacrificed for all men, 23; yet loved each enough to die for him alone, ib.; awful mysteriousness of His death, 23; took on Him the curse of the Cross, 27; in the baptized, 29, 30; Christians fulfill the Law one with and for another, 43; our Mediator and Judge, 51; above all principality and power, 61; our Head, 62, 105; made man's nature His garment, 62; His deep humiliation and high exaltation, 62; specially present in the Eucharist, 65; how He broke down the middle wall, 71; and abolished the enmity, 72; became a Jew by circumcision, 73; a Gentile by being a curse, ib.; united both Jews and Gentiles and slew the enmity by His Cross, 73; the chief corner-stone, 75; brought us to Himself, 75; dwells in the faithful, 81; His glory in the Church, 82; the exemplar of love to enemies, 84; and of forgiveness of injuries, 129; led captivity captive, 104; is the Head of the Church, and the Saviour of the Body, 144; the Bridegroom of the Church, 144; His love to the Church a pattern for husbands, 142-145.
Christians, in all conditions called saints and faithful, 49; their blessings spiritual, 50; how chosen in Christ, 51; in order to be unblamable, 51; ought to be like Angels, 55, 62, 100; how sealed by the Spirit, 56, 120; their privilege in having Christ for their head, 62; are members of His body, 62; partakers of His body in the Eucharist, 63; are made to sit in heavenly places, 67; are created unto good works, 68; may not live in the flesh, but in heaven, 74; are given what elder saints toiled after, 75; are collectively and severally the temple of God, 75; are bound as one body by mutual ties, 102; all equal in Christ, 102; alike in grace, differ in gifts, 103; how light in the Lord, 133; cannot serve God and mammon, 135; must walk circumspectly and not give offense, 137; must put on the whole armor of God, 160; their conflict with the devil, 161; must stand well and be braced up for the fight, 163; how they are to keep the Passover, 165; their warfare ceases in the land of promise, 166; are here in a pilgrimage or campaign, 166.
Chrysostom, St., did not preach to please, 79; calls to public humiliation, 102; offers to resign his dignity for the sake of unity, 108; his times, manifold vices of, 78, 79 (and note) ; neglect of Communion, 64; degeneracy of teachers, 78; Church offices salable, ib.; the Church in conflagration through pride, 100; treatment of slaves, 123.
Church, name of, implies unity, 4; divided into a thousand parties, 8; represented by Sarah, 34; its exaltation as the body of Christ, 62; is Christ's fullness, 62; shall continue till He comes, 76, 82; is one body in Him, 99; binds all together by mutual good offices, ib.; is like a house built of men's souls, 100, 101; set on fire by pride, ib.; ought not to seek the support of bad men, 107; is the spouse of Christ, 144; her condition when He took her, ib.
Commandments, the Ten, the order of them, 153.
Communion, Church, not to be expanded to take in bad men, 107.
Corner-stone. See Christ.
Corruption, various meanings of the word, 171.
Covenants, old and new proceeded both from the Father and the Son, 6.
Curiosity, generally misdirected and misplaced, 141.
Damsels, devoted to monastic life, 115-16.
David, a guileless character, 123.
Deacon, his office in dismissing the congregation, 64 (and note) .
Devil, why called the prince of this world, 66; why of the power of the air, ib.; takes advantage of men's quarrels, 119; and of their covetousness, 162; his wiles, 159; his forces, 160; maybe overcome, 160; but is not to be wrestled with so much as trampled on, 162; his fiery darts are doubts, 169; and evil desires and sharp sorrows, 169; to be slain by keeping the commandments, 169.
Dispensation of grace, 76.
Eucharist, called the flesh of Christ, 41; Christ's body and blood partaken in it, 63; the preparation for it, 63; profanation of it, 64; neglect of it, ib.; formalism of Communicating only at the seasons, danger of unworthy Communicating, 63; inconsistency of coming to Service and not Communicating, 64; unfitness not the fault of nature but of indolence, 65; Christ specially present in the Eucharist, 65; allusions to the Eucharistic Service, 120-21; see Sacrifice.
Evidences, of the Gospel, 9.
Faith, vitiated by a slight adulteration, 7; to be defended in slight matters, 8; slight perversion of, invalidates the ministerial authority, 8; anterior to the Law, 26-27; justifies without the Law, 26; but not without love, 37; ever sees Christ, 24; gains miraculous and spiritual powers, 25; as no force if the Law be added, 25; makes us sons of God, 30; always joined with love by St. Paul, 60; will not save without works, 67; a shield to protect ready believers, 169.
Falsehood, an instance of willful sin, 58.
Fasting, a means of intercession, 101.
Fathers, their duties in the nurture of their children, 154.
Faults, to be mildly corrected, 43.
Fetters and bonds, gloried in by St. Paul, 84, &c.
Flesh, means not the body, but the depraved will, 41.
Forgiveness, motives for it, 128-29.
"Fullness of the times" was Christ's coming, 54.
"Fullness of Christ" is the Church, 62.
"Fullness of God" explained, 82.
"Gather together into one," the meaning of the expression, 54.
Gentile customs, 8.
God, loves us for His own Name's sake, 56; a just apprehension of Him forbids us to doubt or rationalize, 60; the knowledge of Him derived from His Spirit, ib.; His goodness not to be presumed upon, 69; kind to the unthankful, 139; no respecter of persons, 159.
Good-pleasure, the meaning of the word, 52.
Harlots, their treatment of their lovers, 83.
Herod, judgment upon, 90.
Holiness in teachers more influential than miracles, 77.
Holy children, as examples of triumph over affliction, 93.
Hospitality, to he shown to the poor, 151.
Husbands, to love their wives as Christ loved the Church, 144-45; the husband the head of the family, 146; the importance of him to the household, 148; character of a good one, 149; must show all forbearance, 150; and wean his wife from the world, ib.
Ignorance, to profess it more wise than to profess knowledge, 141.
Incarnation, effects of, 30.
Inheritance, by lot, according to a purpose, 55.
Jailer at Philippi, conversion of, 87.
James the Less, not the Lord's brother, though so called, 13.
Jeremiah in prison, 94.
Jerusalem, earthly and heavenly, 166.
Jesus, the Son of Nave, the type of Jesus the Son of God, 166.
Job, an example of protracted suffering, 172.
John Baptist in prison, 94.
Joseph in prison, 94.
Judgments, temporal, a call to repentance, 79.
Julian, St., a recluse, his character, 156.
Laver, of Baptism. See Baptism.
Law the, not evil, but weak and dangerous, 20; death to, different meanings of, 22; causes faith not to avail, 25; curse of removed by the Cross, 27; partially restrains sin, 28; provided for self-knowledge and self-restraint, 29; once led to, now leads from Christ, 29; sometimes means Genesis, often the Old Testament, 33; obedience to part of, subjects to the whole, 36; abolished to make room for a higher rule of life, 39, 42; fulfilled by the various gifts of the faithful, 43; the ceremonies of, abolished in Christ, 72.
Lot, inheritance by lot implies that we are not chosen by merit, 55 (and note) .
Love, God's love the cause of our being chosen, 52; how to understand its extent, 82; its effects and obligations upon man, 98; always combined with faith, 60, 171; towards enemies enforced, 82, 127-129; its fruit unity and mutual confidence, 97-98; is the condition of our receiving the Spirit, 105; love between husband and wife, 149.
Lowliness, the ground of all graces, 96.
Manichees, 139 (and note) .
Marks of the Cross, 47.
Masters, their duties, 158.
Mildness in correcting enjoined, 43.
Minister, in what sense not applied to the Son, 54 (and note) .
Ministers of the Gospel to be obeyed though wicked, 8; unless they vitiate the faith, 8; maintained by their disciples, 44; mutual benefits of this, 45; contrast in the case of Heathen teachers, 45 (note) .
Moses, an example of love to enemies, 83.
Murder, an instance of voluntary sin, 57.
Natural, what acts are so called, 73.
Nature, does not force man to sin, 57.
Necessity, not to be pleaded in excuse for sin, 57.
Nineveh, its repentance an example to us, 101-2.
Novatians, denied repentance to the lapsed, 25 (note) .
Oaths, not necessary to beget confidence, 62.
Obedience, slight breach of, punishable, 7.
Paul, St., followed Christ's example in his mode of preaching, 1; his divine calling and commission, 2; suddenness of his conversion a proof of its being divine, 10; sincerity of his motives, 10; his opposition to Christianity on religious motives, ib.; called on account of his capacity, 10; reason of his first journey from Antioch to Jerusalem, 11; reason of his second journey, 14; his fervency and humility, 12; equal in dignity to St. Peter, 12; his humility shown in his visit to St. Peter, 12; his doctrine approved by the Apostles, 17; his tenderness and skill, 31-2; observed, but did not preach, circumcision, 38; usual arrangement of his Epistles, 39; why he wrote that to the Galatians with his own hand, 46; a proof of God's love and power, 52; had a foretaste of heavenly blessings, 56; his sympathy and affectionateness, 59; his gentleness, 65; bound for the Gentiles' sake, 76; saved by grace, 76; had special revelation of the calling of the Gentiles, 77; his zeal, endurance, and wisdom, 77; attributed all to grace, ib.; an example to teachers, ib.; his great humility, 79; his earnest supplication, 81; example of love to enemies, 84; glories in bonds, 85; but not before Agrippa, and why, 95; his skill as a spiritual physician, 118; his simplicity and condescension in admonishing children, 153; overcame Satan, 161; the intensity of his love to Christ, 161; asks his brethren's prayers, 168.
Peter, St., boldness of his character, 18; did not really dissemble at Antioch, ib.; reasons why he appeared to do so, 19; instructed not to spurn the Gentiles, 77; his deliverance from prison by the Angel, 86, 89-90.
Poverty the lot of the Christian, 46.
Prayer, the Lord's Prayer, how it should affect us, 120-21; prayer unceasing required in Christians, and watchfulness, 169; exemplified in the Canaanitish woman, the importunate widow, ib.; and in Hannah, 170.
Presence, real, of Christ in the Eucharist, 63-64.
Providence, instanced in mercies upon some, and judgments upon others, 90; implied in the circumstances of men, 139; in the order of nature, 140; proved by analogy, 140; yet wholly mysterious, 140-41.
Psalms, the expression of Christian cheerfulness, 138.
Punishment, degrees of it in hell, 69.
Rationalizing, its absurdity and shallowness, 139-40.
"Redeeming the time" explained, 137.
Redemption, absolute redemption will be in the next world, 56.
Repentance, possible after lapsing, 25.
Reproof, is charitable, and to be given at any hazard, 136.
Resurrection of Christ, effected by His own power, 3.
Reviling, shameful in Christians, 163.
Riches. See Covetousness.
Rites of the law, connected with each other, 37.
Salvation, is entirely of free grace, yet not exclusive of our virtue, 52.
Samuel, the child of a good mother, 154.
Satan, seduces gradually and secretly, 7.
Schism, cuts off from the Spirit, 105; implies want of love and of holiness, 106; especially provokes God's anger--like the sin of those who mangled Christ's Body, ib.; inexpiable by martyrdom, 106 (and note) , 108.
Schismatics, to be avoided, 106.
Seal, of the Spirit. See Spirit.
Self-indulgence, in Christian teachers impairs their power of converting and keeping in the fold, 77.
Sin, is evil, not the world, 5; not to be excused by nature or necessity, 57; its voluntariness instanced by various cases, with reference to the Commandments, murder, adultery, theft, perjury, assault, rapine, 57 et seqq.; would not be punished if of necessity, ib.; the ground of discord, 97; blinds the understanding, 112-13; is self-destructive, 113; is in omission as well as commission, 126; is the only real evil, 140; the source of corruption both of body and soul, 171; should be put away by acts of mercy, 172.
Slaves, how to be treated, 123-24.
Solitaries, Christians induced to be so by evil times, 78.
Son and Spirit, oneness of Their power, 2; sons of God we become through baptism, 4; by the Word, 35; in putting on Christ, 29-30; in receiving the Spirit, 30; out of the course of nature, as Isaac, 33.
Spirit, Holy, imparts righteousness, 37; gift of not by Law, but faith, not by circumcision, but grace, 47; Christians sealed by Him, 56, 120; the earnest of our inheritance, 56, 166; alone reveals mysteries, 60; and the true knowledge of God, ib.; the calling of the Gentiles, 80; alone can strengthen against trial, 81; His indwelling necessary to teach the love of God, 82; binds the faithful in one body, 96; His gifts manifold, 104; yet have all one office to build up each and all in one faith, 105; communicates life from the Head to the whole Church, as natural life is conveyed through the body, 105-06; how grieved, especially by sins of the tongue, 120; by bitterness, 121; His grace typified by the pillar of fire, 165; the sword of the Spirit, 169.
Submission, mutual, is mutual service, 142.
Suicide worse, and punished worse by God than murder, 5.
Synagogue, the, represented by Agar, 34.
Teachers, degeneracy of, their powerlessness to convert and guide, 77-78.
Teachers of error, to be cut off, their followers to be spared, 38.
Thanksgiving, universally a duty in Christians, 138-39.
Theft, an instance of voluntary sin, 58.
Times, how called evil, 137.
Tithes, the danger of omitting them, 69.
Trisagion, the Hymn so called. See Hymn.
Types, in the Old Testament, explained, 166.
Unity of the Spirit, binds all together, 97; its perfectness, ib.; promotes virtue, 97; kept by love, 98; binds in one body the faithful of all ages, 99; meant by St. Paul's expression, "a perfect man," 105; unity is the condition of our receiving life from the Spirit, 106; is founded on the Divine Unity, 146.
Unpopularity the lot of Christians, 46.
Valentinus, heretic, 164.
Vanity, not in the works of God but those of man, 109.
Vice, against nature, 58.
Vigils, of the Church, 170 (and note) .
Wall, "middle wall of partition," explained, 72.
Water with the Word regenerates, 35.
Will, in the Almighty precedent and consequent illustrated, 52.
Will, evil, the cause of evil, 5.
Will, unity of, between Father and Son, 4.
Wisdom, not curious but submissive, 141.
Wives, to submit themselves to their husbands in the Lord, 143; in what their excellence consists, 145; not to be chosen for beauty, ib.; nor for riches, 145, 151; to reverence their husbands, 146; not to be treated as slaves, 147; marry for richer for poorer, 149; to be formed by the husband and weaned from the world, 149-50; and treated with love and honor, 152. See Women.
Women, their self-denial and endurance, 115-16; a pattern to men, 116; their faults common to men, their excellencies their own, 116; warned against clamor, 123; especially in the treatment of their slaves, 124; leniency of laws towards them, 124.
Works, good, the fruit of the Spirit, 42.
World, not essentially evil, 5.
Wrath, "children of," explained, 66 (and note) .
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