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eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christs fake our Lord. Ainen.
The Epifle. Rom. 8. 18. Reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us
. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. *For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the fame in hope: Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves, groan
within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
The Gospel. S. Luke 6. 36.
+ Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you: good ineasure, preffed down, and shaken together, and running over, sha'l men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disci, le is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but perceivelt not the beam that is in thine own eye?
* for the Creature was made subject, Sc. That is, rious, leit you make boch God and Mar your Ene:nies. all Mankind are become liable to Corruption, not by I Conihe Blind lead the Blind, &c. The meaning choice, but through the juft difpenfation of God, who is, the Scholar is in a fair way to be tinctured with ha:h inflicted Death upon them: yet this not without the opinions of his Master. If therefore the Mafey "end or hope: for a time is coming, when this Death is in an error, the Scholar will probably be so likewise; Thall be fucceeded by a happy Inmortality, and this or which reason they who preterd to instruct others leffect of Adam's Sin taken off from his posterity. ought to be well informed themselves in the Dodrine
+ Judge not abar ye be not judged, &c. Be not censo they are to deliver,
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou fee clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brothers eye.
The fifth Sunday after Trinity.
be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 S. Pet. 3. 8. E ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love
as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous; not rendering evil for evil
, or railing for railing; but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers : but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good ? $But and if ye suffer for righteousness fake, happy are ye, and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but fančtify the Lord God in your hearts.
Bb Paraphrase on the Collect for the fifth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee to establish, by thy Provi. all tree Christians may exercise thy holy Religion in dence such an universal peace through the World, that joyful tranquility through Jesus Christ our Lord.
But and if ye fuffer for Regbteoujnejs, &c. If God Minds such an holy fear and reverence of God, as hould permit us to be persecuted; yet, when 'tis for a will induce us'more to dread his displeasure than any, good cause, even this is for our advantage. And thing which we can suffer from Man-and by doing therefore, no fears of this kind ought to take our our duty to brirg Glory to God and his Truth. Resolution, but we should always keep up in our
For the eyes
Simon, Lanch out into the deep,' and let down your nets for a
The Gospel. S. Luke -5. 1. T came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the
word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesareth; and faw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simons, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little fiom the land: and he sat down and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto
draught. And Siinon answering, said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word, I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclofed a great multitude of fishes, *and their net brake. And they beckened unto their partners which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink, When Simon Peter ; saw it, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying, +Depart from me, for. I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were part-, ners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, şFear not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men, And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all and followed him.
The sixth Sunday after Trinity.
things as pass mans understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we loving thee above all things, may
And their Net brake. It ought to have been tran- respect he deserved. flated, their Net was in danger of breaking.
Fear not, from benceforth. &c. Signifying that by + Depart from me for I am a finful, &c. Peter the power of his Doctrine he should daw them out of was struck with such a panick, upon observing such a the gulf of Ignorance, Wickedness and Misery, in proof of Christ's power, that he desired him to depart' which they were immersed, and bring them into caps from him; because he was not able to sew him that tivity to the Gospel.
and that we
fin to be dead of the Ċ OMM ON PRAY É R. ohtain thy promises which exceed all that we can desire, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Rom. 6. 3.
sus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: * that like ai Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we alfo should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that pur
old cified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not ferve fin. For he that is dead, is freed from fin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we fall also live with him; knowing that Chrift being raised from klie dead, dieth no more death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God, Likewise reckon ye also yourlelves indeed unto fin: but alive unto God, through Jefus Christ our Lord,
The Gospel., S. Matth. 5. 20.
exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall cin no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say unto you, That +whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause,
в ъ 2 Paraphrafe on the Collea for the 'fixth Sunday after Trinity. O God, who has prepared Happiness inconceivable 'things, may attain that blessed eternal Inheritance
for those that love thee; inspire us with fuch an afec. which exceeds our utmost wishes. Grant this for the tion for thee, that we pre erring thy service above all fake of Jesus Chrift our Lord,
That like as Christ was raijed up, &c. It is plain caufe; but by Faith anda Conversation agreeable to it, from this passage of Scripture, that Baptism implies, as a conditional cause, without which the other will and equires an express Belief of the Death of Chrift; stand us in nio stead. So that a right Belief and a good as the instrument of our Salvation. Consequently, there Life, are our part of the Covenant. must be a firm hope and trust of obtaining that Salva + Whosoever is angry with his Brother, &c. That tion, by his fufferings as the officient and meritorious is, whosoever is angry with, affronts, or judges evil
Thall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever. Ihall say ta liis brother, Rachá, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall fay, Thou fool, thall be in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there, rememberest that thy brother hålli'ought against thee; leave there thy gift bet fore the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; left at any time the adversary deliver thee to the juxtge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou thält by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermolt farthing.
The Seventh Sunday after Trinity.
of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness and of thy great mercy keep us in the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. 6. I Speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of flesh:
have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity; even so now
for as ye
Paraphrase on the Colleet for the seventh Sunday after Trinity. O God of infinite Power and Majesty, the giver of towards thee;- make us fruiiful in all Holiness, and all good Gifts; inspire us with a fincere Love of thee; enable us by thy Grace to persevere in it to the end of
--increase in us a right Faith, Fear, and Devotion our lives, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. concerning the spiritual state of another, without good time, God the loprene Judge, may call us away to pureason thali, (without Repentance) be liable to future nishment, and thereby put it out of our power for ever. punishment, in proportion to the nature and heinous. I For as ye have yielded your Members, &c. The Apofle ness of his Crime.
in this passage brings his Converts to remembrance of Agree with the Adverfary, &c. Our Saviour their former condition, and their behaviour under it; here exhorts us to make reparation for any Injuries we and from thence thews how reasonable it is that they have done to our Brethren, from the confideration of should thew the faite care and zeal in performing the what is reckoned prudent in our worldly concerns. Duties of their present profesion, that they had before Because, as without reconciliation with our Adversary expressed in gratifying their corfupi Appetites and we may be liable to be thrown into confinement-lo Paffions. without Repentance, and returning to Charity, in due