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rHen drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for :fcv* hear him.. And the Pharisees' and scribes murmured, fay-. Wn£, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth" with them. *And lie fpaLe this parable unto them,, faying, What man of you having; an hundred sheep, if'he lose one of them, doth not leave the iiinety and nine in tfie wilderness, and",go after that which is Loft,' until he find it?, and when lie hath found it, he layeth it on his, shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh. home, he calfeth together his friends and neighbours, faying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my fheep which was lost. I fay unto you, that/ likewise joy'shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, morel thah over ninety and nine just persons. which need no repentance.
Either what woman having ten -pieces of silver, if she lose one
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I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise I fay- unto you, There is joy in the presence of the Angels of God-, over one finnev that repenteth. ;. • ■ ,
The fourth Sunday after Trinity* s
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OGod, the protector of all that trust, an thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; increase and multiply^ upon us thy mercy, that thou being bur ruler.and guide* r\ve; may. fo pass through things temporal, that we'finally lose.not the things
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0 God, the defender of al! that religioully rely on pass.through this transitory state of. things th.tt v/s fail sty protection, our only strength, the giver of all not to attain the ettrnal joys of another. Grant thic, goodness; shew thy Mercy tovards us abundrntly, O Father, for the-sake of JeTsw Christ our Lord. > .Ulat under thy governance and directi on, we may so ■«' i ■■»: >i I. . .
• And he Jpakc this Parable, &c. The Pharisees the conversion of Sin-ne<-s ij a thing highly acceptable
living murmured at our Saviour's cha;Uable con- to GoJ ; and consequently that whatever has a tendency
Ascension in preaching to, and endeavouring to pro- thereto is Co fir fron being inconstjltnt with goodatisj
mo.e the conversion of some noted Sinners.—Fie spoke that it is the very fjrjitbon osiu. * ihia and the following Parable in order to stiew that
eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christs fake our Lord. Amen. . ,
The 'Epistle. Rom* 8. 18.
IReckon 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 ot 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 froaa the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children 6f 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.
BE ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. , f Judge not, and* ye stiall not be judged: condemnnot, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven* give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, arid ,running over, jfha 1 men give into your bosom. For with the fame measure that ye mete withal, it mall be measured to you again. And he spake a parable unto them, jCan the blind lead the blinci? shall they not both fall into the ditch? .Thi 'discr le is not above his mastery but every one that is perfect shalj t>e as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that; is in thy brothers eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
* For the Cnature ivas made fuhjtd, i$e. That is, rious, lets you make both God and Man your Enemies, .all Mankind are i.ecome liable to Corruption, not by J Con the Blind had the Blind, ts'c. The meaning
<hoicc, but through th.- just dispensation of God, who is, the Scholar is in a fair way to be tinctured wita
ha:h intlicti-d Death upon them: yet this not without the opinions of his Mast. r. If therefore the Master
-enoVor hope: for a time is coming, when this De-jth is in an'error, the Scholar will probably be so likewise; (hall be succeeded by a happy Immortality, and this or which reason th-y who pretend to instruct others
Effect of Adam's Sin taken otf from his posterity. ought to be wll informed themselves in the Doclrinp
■f'Judge tat that je be not Judged, &t. Be not censo- thej arc to deliver.
Either Kow canst thou say to thy brother, Brotner, 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 see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brothers eye.
The fifth Sunday after 'Trinity.
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GRant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course os this world, may 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, i S. Pet. 3. 8.
BE 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. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against1 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 sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. . < B b
Paraphrase on the Colled for the fifth Sunday after Tnnity. 0 Lord, we beseech thee to establish, by thy Provi- all tri e Christians may exercise thy holy Religion in dencesuch an universal peace through the World, that joyful tranquility through Jesus Christ our Lord.
$ But and if ye suffer for Rigbtcoujnejs, 13c. If God Minds such ah holy fear and reverence os God, as
fcoold permit us to be persecuted; yet, when 'tis for a will induce us more to dread his displeasure than any.,
gftod cause, even this is for our advantage. And thing which we can suffer from Man—and by doing.
tKerefore, no sears of this kind ought to shake our our duty to brirg Glory to God and his Truth. , r , Resolution, but we should always keep up in -our
The Gospel. S. Luke -5. i.' *
IT came to pass, that as the people pressed upon, him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennefarjeth; and saw 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' piayed him that he would thrust out a little fiom the land: and he fat down and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Lanch- out into the deep,' and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the nighf, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word, I will let down the net. And when they had this done,, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes, *and their net brake. And they beckejned unto their partners which were in the other ship, that they, mould come and-help them. And they came, and .filled both the ships,, so that they began to fink* When Simon Peter saw it, he sell down at Jesus knees, saying, -f-Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught os the fishes which they had taken: and so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, §Fear nor, from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all and followed him.
The Jijcfh Sunday after Trinityv . . « The. Collett.. \
OGod, who hast prepared.for them that love thee, such good things as pass mans understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we loving thee above all things, may
• And tbtir Net trait. It ought to have been trail- respect he deserved, flatetl, their Net <urat it danger of breaking. J Fear not, from henceforth, &c. Signifying that by
\ Depart from me for 1 am a fnfutt l$e. Peter the power of his Doflrine he should d aw them out of,
was struck with such a pankk, upon observing such a the gulf of Ignorance, Wickedness and Misery,- io .
proof of Christ's power, that he desired him to depart- which they were immersed, and bring them into cap* ,
from hun> because lie was not able to shew him that tivjty to the Gospel.
o^iirt thy promises which exceed all that we can desire, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. *-m^t > -• ;;
,' The Epistle. Rom. 6. 3.
KNOW ye not,' that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him 'by^ bapfish> into death: *that like ai Christ Was. raised up from the dead by the glory os the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been plante4 together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is cru+ cifted with him/ that the "body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.- For he that is dead, is freed from sin. NoW if We be dead with Christ, we believe that we lliall also live with him; knowing that Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over hirj|. For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he Uvetn, he liveth unto God.' Likewise reckon1 ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin: but alive unto God, through Jefos Christ our Lord,
The Gospel. S. .Matth. 5. 29.
JEsus said unto'his disciples, 'Except your righteousness Æall "exceed the righteousness 'of rhelscribes and Pharisees', ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom os heaven.." Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thqfu malt hot kill: and whosoever shall kill, stiai) be iri danger of the judgment. ^Biit I say uritp you, That f whosoever is arjgry With his brother without a cause,
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Paraphrase on the C»lk£l for the sixth Sunday after Trinity. 0 God, who hast prepared Happiness inconceivable tilings, "may attain that blesled eterna? Inheritance for those that lovethee; inspire us with such an affec- .which exceeds oar utmost whines. •. Grant this for the Son for thee, that we pre erring thy service abov,e all .'seke of J<sus.Christ our'Lor^L - i
• That Hi* Oj Christ nuas raised up, ije. It is plain CJfase ; but by Faith and a Conversation agreeable to ft,
from this paiiaoe of Scripture, that Baptism implies, as a xondhutiul canse, without whkh the oth^-r will
and icquires an express Belief of the Death of Christ; stand us in no stead. So that aright Belief and a good
as the Instrument of our Salvation. Consequently, there Life, are our part of the Covenant, iiust be a firm hope and trust of obtaining that Salva- t Whosoever it M^yiohbhls" Brother, tifr. That
Son, by bis sufferings as the efficient and meritciiou/ is, whosoever is angry with, affronts, or judges evil