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cause they believed not them which had seen him after ihe was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. *He that believeth and is baptized, jOhall be saved; but he that believeth not, shall be damned. And these iigns mall foliowhthem that believe: in my NaaUG ctiall they cast out devils, they £hall speak with new tongues, they mall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they mall lay hands on the sick, and theysliallirecover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, -f-and fat on the right hand of God»* And they Jvænt forth and preached every where, the Lord working with thent, and confirming the word with signs following. '■■*; u- v-r .tt^

Sunday, after Ascenjion-day* t .:i . u(

\.. ,Tbe ColleEi. i .i.j.,.: ■ .^.{j

OGod the King oEglory^who haftJexalted thine only Son Jtffos Christ with great triumph unto thy. kingdom in heaven -rWt beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but fend to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort iis, and exalt us unto the fame place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee, and the Holy Ghost, 6ne God, world without end. Amen.>^. J i

The Epistle, i S. Pet. 4. 7. ;• % .

*/ I ^HE end of all things is'at-hand.; be ye therefore sober, and J[ watch unto prayer. And above all things have servefct

Paraphrase qn the CtJleS for the Sunday after Ascension day. O infinitely glorious God,-who hast 'highly exalted 'corn fort of thyHoly Spirit under all ouV ffilrresies, \nd hySon Jesm Christ in Heave*, and lendcicd him vie- advance us to those heavenly Manfiom where thy Son lous over all his Enemies: leave us not destitute we ^our Forerunner is entered .before us, who reigneth tvith eech thee of thy help and support; but grant us the thee and the Holy Spirit,, one God for ever aud ever.

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charity among yourselves: § for chanty shall cover the multitude os tins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God: If any man minister, let;him do it, as of the ability which God giveth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen, i' -i5T/fe Gospel. S. John 15.' 26. and part of the 16 Chapter.

WHEN the Comforter is come, whom I will fend unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceed • eth'from the Father, he (hall testify of me. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginnin T. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye mould not be offended. They shall put you out os the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service. \And these things wnT they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me; but these things have I told you, that when the time mall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.

JVhitsunday,. , . *

The ColleB. V ''1 ! >.u ...

GO D, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them, the light os thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the fame Spirit to have a right judgment in all things,

The end of all Things, i£e. That is, the end of the served here that tho* Christianity is at present coun

Jewislj Church and State are at hand, see Luke xxi 9. tenanced and supported by the civil Government: yet

34.55. 36. that saying of St. Paul's still in some measure holds

$ For Charily shall co-ver, tS/c. Th.lt is, where a good (viz.) that all that -will live godly in Christ Jesus,

Person is poisoned of real Charity it will induce him to Jhall suffer persecution. For as the conduct of a truly

treat his fellow Creatuies with Gentleness, Meekness, pood Man is a continual reproach to the wicked, and

ind Forbearance,—will engage him to draw a Veil therefore as offensive, to them as the light to sore

aver their failing and infirmities, andmercifuly ti)««r« Eyes; so 'tis no wonder if they endeavour by calumny

W such injuries and offerees done to him as call not and detraction to .reduce him as much as possible to

for DuMick justice. See Prov. x. 2. . 1_ . • their own level; and to harass and diltrcfs him accords

\ And tbe/e Things rjjll they do, 13c. It may be ob- ing as they have power and opportunity.

and evermore to .rejoice in his holy comfort, through the merits oF Christ Jesus our Saviour., -who liveth and reigneih; with thee, .in theuiiity of "the fame Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen, .:

;. ,'.. 'Fo^jhe Epistle. .Acts 2. .1. . ."• . - i~ §\:X T^E N . tne ^ay^p'f Pentecost.was fully cojeae^ they were all y y with one . accord, in one place. And suddenly there earned a sound from Heaven, as.of a rushing, mighty wind, and it filleda.ll the house where they were fitting. 'And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like-as of fire, and it fat upon each of them: And they were air filled" with the Holy Ghost,-and began to speak with Other tongues, as the Spirit gave 'them utterance. And there were dwelling' at Jerusalem Jews, .devout men, but of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad,' the multitude came together, and yere confounded, because that every, man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed,, and marvelled, sayingvone to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans f And hdw hear we every man in ourt own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya, about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes, Cretes- and Arabians, we do hear them .speak in our"tongues the wonderful works of God.

The Gospel. S.; John 14. 15. TEfus said unto his .difciples^ If ye love me, keep my commandJ ments. And I will pray trie Father, and he shall give you

—„ Paraphrase-on the ColltH for WhltsunRay*. " ""~

O God, who as at this Time didst enlighten and in- (landing of the Things that pertain to Salvation, and struct the Apostles by the miraculous descent of the be filled with all joy in believing, through the Merits Holy Spirit upon -tnem. Grant that we also, by the of Jesus Christ* who reigreth with thee, and the fame influence of the fame Spirit may gain a right under- Spirit, one God, forever and.ever.

* $ When the Day of Pentecost. It was so called from at the sartvj tirrK by Christians, is supposed to have been

Its being the fiftieth Day after the second Day of the so called from the white Garments which the Persons

Feast of the Passover. It was observed by the Jews as baptized inthe ancient Church at this season, were used

a Feast of Thanksgiving for the gathering in their to weai as an emblem of that Purity which became

Harvest, and reaping it in freedom from Egyptian their profeslion*' servitude. This Festival of Whitsunday which is keot .

another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it feeth hin not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you; and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet, a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see.me:lobecause I live,' ye shall live also: -At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepěth them, he it is that loveth mesrand he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas faith unto him, (not Iscariot) Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyfelf-unto us, and not unto the world? Jefus answered, and faid unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abodę! with him,ji(He that loveth me not, keepeth not my fayings; and the word which you hearg is not imine, but the Fathers which fent me. These things have Irfpoken unto you; being yet present with you.. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he fhall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto your not poboa lorli tore honon2:2750 Droid bow!! !

1. And we will come unto him, &c. i. e. by chat Spi- * is in Company with the greatelt of Beings. Even rit whose Temple is the Body of the Saints, 1 Cor." in the Hour of Death he confiders the pains of his 5ii. 16.Lvi. 13. and by those union with them they dissolution to be nothing else but the breaking down are made an habitation of God, Ephef. ii. 27 Howo - that partition, which stands betwixí his Soul, and ** happy therefore (lays an ingenious Writer) is an, be the fight of that Being, who is always present with • intellectuab Being, who, by Prayer and Meditation, i himand is about to manifelt--tfelf to him in fula " by Virtue and good Works, opens thes Communication nefs of joy. I we wopld be thus happy, and thus « between God and his own Soul! tho' the whole sensible of our Malers presence, fiom the Secret • Creation frowns upon him, and all Nature looks effects of his mercy and goodness we must keep fuck * black about him, he has liis light and support within a watch over all our Thoughts, that in the language w him, that are able to cheer his Mind, and bear him of the Scripture, his Soul may have pleasure in üst • up in the midst of all those horrors that encompass b. We must take care not to grieve his Holy Spirit, si him. In the midst of Calumny and Contempt, he ats and endeavour to make the Meditations of our « tends to that Being who whispers better Things with « Heart always acceptable in his light, that he may « in his Sool, and whom he looks upon as his Defent delight thus to reside and dwell in us." See Speltaa «s der, his Glory; and the lifter up of his Head. Io tor; No.:57.

iii ::.. i * his deepest solitude and retirement he knows that he jew:"!!.. is uni i ki in

as the world gjyeth*, giVP Junto you. Let not your- heart-,.be doubled, neither let h.be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and,.come again unto you. Is ye loved me, ye ■would rejoice, because J said, I go unto the Father: for my Father, is, greater than ^ :;:Aw$flif>J$*I. have told you/before it come to paisj that when, it is corfle;;(p <pafs* ye might believe. Hereafter. I will not talk. much, with <you,r for the prince of this world cometh, and Jiath nothing it* mt* z But:that, the Worjd may know that I love -the Father; and as'theFather gave me commandment, even so I do, % .Monday in Whiisun-'week. ;. y

: L.: o „Vv^i. \>$be Called. J^u r \" < ".

GO D, who as. at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the fending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the fame Spirit to have a right judgment-in all things, and evermcre to rejoice,in. his holy comfort, through the merits of Christ Jem our saviour, .Tvho livech and reigneth wkfvthee, m the unity of; the fame Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen^

. For the Epistle. Acts ip, 34. '''\; '\f/j7jJj

THEN Peter opened his mouth, and said, £Of a truth I gflrr,-} ceive that Godas no respecter of persons; but m every nation he that feareth him,', and workethsighteoume-ii, i& accepted wit& him. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaerrifig peace, by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)7That word,, .Itjsay* ^us know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began fronir Galilee,, after the baptism which John preached; How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power, yrh% <

Paraphrase on the Collet! for Monday in tf^hilsun-tfsiek. ~ O God whoa* at this Season didst instruct the first tion; and a holy joy and consolation nnder all our Christians by the miraculous illumination of thy Holy Trials and Afflictions, thmugh the Merits of our Sra» Spirit. Give us we beseech thee by the same Spirit, a viour, Chrisl Jesirs, who reigneth with thee and thesitme right knowledge of all things pertaining to our Salva- Spirit, one God, forever and ever. _ • ., .

% Of a truth I perciixie tbat;Gt>d*&£. St. Peter thus ceptable to God, not on account of their descent or

refutes that mistaken opinion o£ the Jews, that they Circumcision, but because theysearGbd and tuork Rigb'

were the only acceptable People to God; and that teoufiass. • And fr»m the calling of Cornelius it is evi

rnerely on account of the Nation and Ancestors to which dent that some of other Nations owning the/.true God;

they>belonged; but he here shews that Men not only not only'^Sr, but did fear Gtd and-Work RightAbusi

of the Jtivift, but of any other Nation may be ac*: heli before their «onverstoa to Cluistianiijr,»' v - •'":

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