The parable of the Wedding Feast is explained in this excellent treatise by Harrison, demonstrating the Gospel offer of God to poor sinners, and providing assurance to those already converted.
The Believer’s Marriage with Christ by Michael Harrison (1640-1729)
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Michael Harrison (1640-1729) was a faithful puritan minister of the Gospel and a powerful Reformed Presbyterian preacher.
What does it mean to offer the Gospel freely to sinners? In this work Harrison brings the blessed Gospel offer in all its power in the outward indiscriminate preaching of the word of God. Yes, God offers Christ to poor sinners that they may find rest, and that without money and without price.
In this expanded work from a sermon that Harrison delivered faithfully to his church, he expounds Matthew 22:2-14, “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son…” He divides the teaching, as all good puritan preachers were accustomed to do, into three sections. He first opens the text, then provides the doctrine of the text, and then applies the text. His main doctrine, faithfully developed, is that God in and by the Gospel freely offers Jesus Christ, with all the benefits of his death, to all that are willing to come to him and receive him on Gospel-terms.
As much as this work is a plea to sinners on behalf of Jesus Christ, ministers of the Gospel today, even those of the reformed flavor, would do well to listen to Harrison, and learn of him in his presentation. If more preachers would follow his doctrine, style and fervor, the Spirit would look kindly on such endeavors, and there would be more Christians today made by God’s grace, and for Christ’s glory.
This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.
Table of Contents
Freely Offering Christ to Sinners – C. Matthew McMahon
Meet Michael Harrison – C. Matthew McMahon
The Author’s Advertisement to the Reader
PART 1: The Text Opened
PART 2: The Doctrine
PART 3: Application
The Postscript to the Reader – by J.N.
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