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affection on things above, not on things on the earth: for ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life stiali appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncieannefs, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness which is idolatry: for which things fake the w rath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
The Gospel. S. John 20. 1. §' I ^HE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, J_ when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and feeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher. Then she runneth and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and faith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therelore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchers So they ran both together; and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher: and he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying, yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulcher, and seeth the linen clothes lie; and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulcher, and he saw and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the discipies went away again unto their own home.
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ALmighty God, who through thy only begotten Son Jcfus Christ, hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate
\ U Is worthy to be observed in general concerning contained in it, go ou (to use David's Expressions _/ra»i this portion of-fleriptnre appointed for Tfhis day's Gos- Strtigtb to Streengtb, andJbine as it were mere and more pel, that the Testimonies of our Lord's Resurrection unto the ferfiS Day,
A P R ;A t T IC < A LK t)U L VL S T R A T T O N of .ewrialtiag life; We humbly befceeh thee, that as hy thy special ayci«c ^re/teiifmg fcs, thtf«.l tip^ip^C- ijlto our minds good desires,-fo by thy ebhfimiaj hejp we . -mMy<r bring the fame sto ! goodi eiiect,. tAtRWgk 'fe^-Chriil/^ir Lwd:,. who liveth and reigneth'with, thee aadftoti^ioly Ghost, ever one God world without end. Amem. < 'pQr the Epiftk, Acts; Iq. ^34. - t - ■ - ■ ■ !•■.:
PEter opened, his mouth, and: said, Of a- truth I 'peredve'that God is no respecter of persons; but itt fevery nation he .that feareth him, and Morketh righteoufneis^ isK accepted with him. 'p&tj. word which God sent unto the children os Israel, preaching peace by jjesus. Christ, (he is Lord of all)-..■that word, (Lsay) you ksÆrwwhich was published throughout all'Judea, and began from Galilee, alt^rthe baptism whicll John pteacbed: how God anointed JeTus of Naæatet-h with the Holy Ghost and with power, *who went about doing good and healing all that were- oppressed of the devil: for God was with him, Aadi we are witnesses .o£ all things which \tg did, both in the laadiof the Jews* and in Jerusalem) whorathey flew, and hangedLoa<a tree: Him, God raised,up the third day, and shewed him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, eyenrÆ0;U5y who did eat and driak*. with him after he arose scorii the dead.' And he commanded i'us>;tc> preach unto the people, and to; testify that it is he who was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his Name, whosoever believeth in him (hall receiverernistioa of sins, 4 1
7%e Gofyd. S, Luke 24. 13.
BEhold, two of his disciples went that fame day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about § threescore
Paraphrase on the Colled for Monday in Easif-Week. * ■ y
O all powerful God who through the Reiurrection inspires us may produce in us good Works, tbrojagh of thy Son our Lord hall triumphed over Death, and the fame thy Son Jests Christ, who reigneth with rate given us an Assurance of eternal fife : grant, we beseech and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. -*>■ thee, that those good dispositions, with which thou
* Who uuint about doing good. The Life of Christ best Christian who is most actively employed in promoWas not solitary^ but social. And he certainly is the ting the \VeUare of his Fdlcw-Cxeatures.
furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had, happened. And it came to pass, that while they communed together, and reasoned, Jefus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden,' that they should not know him. And he-faid unto them, Whati manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk and are sad? And the one of them, + whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, Arti thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God, and all the people: And how the chief priests, and out rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have cruci. fied him. But we trusted that it had been he who should have redeemed Ifrael: and beside all this to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our com: pany made us astonished, who were early at the sepulcher; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive: And certain of them who were with us, went to the fepulcher, and found it even so as the women had faid; but him they fåw noti Then he faid unto them, *O fools and flow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Mofes,
and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures, the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village whither they went; And he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, faying, Abide with usy ibr it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in.-tfo tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he fat at meat i with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to then. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, -f Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the fame hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saving, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, aud how he was known of them irt breaking of bread, J r. . ■ , »
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ALmighty God, who through thy only begotten Son Jesus Christ, hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us, thou dost put into our minds good desires;; f j by thy continual help we may bring the feme to good effect, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. \
For the Epistle. Acts 13. 26. . :lJ*:)->'
ME N and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word
Paraphrase on the ColUfi for Tujday in Easter Wed, "■„"
O most mighty God, who through Jesus Christ hast things that be good, so by thy assistance we may bring
overcome the sharpness of Death, and opened the king* forth the fruit* of righteousness, chroogh the fame thy
dom of Heaven to all Believers \ grant we beseech thee, Son, who reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
that as by thy Grace we are enabled to think those God for ever and ever. ;v ;:
t Did Ms «»r Heart burn -within ut, fcjfs. _ Which im- trine, which to them appeared to be a proof of his being
plies that they were deeply affected with his discourse, the same divine Teacher. . 6 . x m - » is they had been wont to bo before lime, by his Doc- .-v. .' -A In, r . of thik salvation sent. Eor they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets, which are read every sabbath-day, $they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they sound no cause os death in him, yet desired they Pilate that her mould be stain., , And when they had fulfilled, all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulcher. But God raised him from the: dead: and he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you §glad tidings j how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the fame unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again, as it is also written in the second Psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wife, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he faith also in another Psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine holy One to see corruption. For David aster he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on steep, and was laid unto his fathers, and few corruption. But he whom God raised again, saw no corruption: Be it known unto you therefore, men, and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of fins: *and by him air that believe are justified from all things, from which ye1 could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold* ye defpifers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in nowise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
I 'Ihty /.ave julpl.tdthem condemning:im, vVho can Judgments, and his Wayt past finding out!
fulBcient'y admire the Wisdom and Goodnes- os God, $ Glad Tidings. In this passage is well explained
who in the work of our Redemption hath so anwing- the meaning ot the Word Go/pcl according to its origi'
!y brought Good out of Evil: and converted the mail- nal Signification. n
uoui designs of the Jews into a means of promoting the • And by htm all that belie-ve are justified tfe. Thati,'
:on of Mankind ! Well may we fay with St. Paul, through the meritorious Dtath of Jesus Christ, all who so
Rom. xi. 33. O tbt defth of tht $jcht$ both ffthe Wis- truly believe as to repent and forsake their ipiq;:::? .
dim and Knrwkdge os God! hb-.v unsearchable are his shall be cleared and acquitted from |h? gmtft -.r.<!.