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the inner man: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith] that ye being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth', and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that wfe ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The Gospel. S. Luke 7. ir. % A N D it came to pass the day after, that Jesus went into a XJL city called Nain, and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out^ the only son os hk mother, and she was a widow; and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the-bier, (and they that bare him stood still) and he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead, fat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all, and they glorified God, saying, That a great Prophet is risen up among us, and that God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.
The seventeenth Sunday aster Trinity,
LORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always prevent and follow us; and make us continually to be given to all good r- works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, r D d 2
'Paraphrase on the CdUa for the fimtnteeatb Sunday after Trimly. '"""fcord, We beseech thee to let thy spiritual help at- fruitful in every good Work, through Jesus Christ our tend us on all occasions; and make us to be always Lord. •
I And it tarn to pass tht Day after, toV. The follow- ing Miracle, as it was a wonderful proof of our Lord'*
love; endeavouring,to keep the unity of the spirit in the hond of peace. There is one . body, aricj. one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your eaUingj'one/Lord,, one faith, one baptising pne God and Father of all, wljia is, above all, and through all, and ui you all.
The Gospel. ■■ S. Luke 14. 1.
IT-came to pass, as Jesus went into the house or one os the chief" Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath-day, that they watched Jiim. And behojd, there was a certain man before him who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spake unto the lawyers, and Pharisees, saying, ^ Is it lawful to heal on the.sabbath-day? and they beld their peace. And he took him, and healed, him, and let him go; and answered them, saying, Which os you shall have an ass, or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him, put on the sabbath-day? And they could not answer him. again to. these things. And he put forth a parable tothpfe who were bidden, when, he marked how they ehofb out the chief rooms, faying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to-a wedding, fit not down in the highest room,, lest a more honourable man than, fhou be bidden of himand he that bade thee and him, come and fay to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to*
Mercy and Companion for the afflicted; »so it was,arv dent caution not to give offence to them, who, we instance of God's Wisdom,in sometimes'suffering his know, are apt and willing to take it. But in his solServants to. be driven to extremities-beyond humau sowing Gonduct-we have a, pattern too of resolution in. help—and of his goodness in comforting and reKev- doing good when we have power and a fit opportunity; ing them when reduced to such a situation. though sensible that offence is like'y to ba taken, or $ I therefore tke Prisoner of the Lori beseech that such good may bring us into some danger. And you, tsfr. This Epistle consists first- of an Exhor- lastly, in the apology-which he makes,for himself,, we tation to such dispositions, and behaviour as. becomes have a shining instance of condescension and Meekness j. Christians: and secondly of a description of that Unity -which should teach us not to insist too rigorously upon in the Church, which is. the great enforcement of St.. being in the right, nor satisfying ourselves always with Paul's Exhortation-. -i. . i • that; but taking all sit occasions to vindicate our ac^_ X It it lavish to heal on the Sabbath Day? In this tions from offence, though never so unreasonable, never. Question our Saviour has given us an example of pru. so unjustly taken..
take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may lay unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence os them tha<t sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth hirn.sels shall be exalted. . • i . - •
r The eighteenth Sunday aster Trinity,
The ColLeSi. ■
LOrd, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds, to follow thee the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..
The Epifll'e. I Cor. i. 4./ *T" Thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him in all utterance, and in all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you; So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ* who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christy
The Gospel. S. Matth. 22. 34.
WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees, to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them who was a lawyer, asked him a: question, tempting him and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in, the law? . Jesus said unto hkn,t % Thou malt love the Lord thy God with all
• Paraphrase on the Collect for the- eigbietntb Sunday, astir Trinity.. O Lord, we tiitreat thee to give all Christians Grace Enemy of Mankind—and with holy dispositions to to resist the alluremf nt3 of this wicked. World,—of obey,thee the only true God, through Jests Chri.t our disorderly passions and desires,—.-and of Satan the great Lord.
• / thank my God always,, tjit. The principal de- not signif> that he only is to bclov~d, but that we ought
sign of this portion of Scripture is to instruct us by Sti to love him with a sincere, andprevailing Love. So
Paul's example, to be highly pleased'with, and truly that tho' our Friends or Relatives may have-Æ Jhare
thankful tor the spiritual advantages which the bounty of our affection-, yet that nothing ought to be loved
«lf God bestow? upon any of our Brethren. above, nothing equally ivith God, much less ctntraiy.
X. Tbou Jhait hut the Lord thy Cod, &c. This does to, or against him..
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye os Christ? whose son is he? They fay unto him, The son of David. He faith unto them, How then doth David in spirit calj him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his Son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man (from that day forth) ask him any more questions.
The nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.
OG O D, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct, and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
. The Epistle. Ephef. 4. 17.
THIS I fay therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind; having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because os the blindness os their heart: who being past seeling, have given themselves over unto lafcivioufnefs, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ: if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off, concerning the former conversation, *the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be re
Paraphrase on the ColhS for the tiinttuntb Sunday after Trinity. u' ' ■ O God, since without thy assistance, we are not able rify and govern our Tempers anil Dispositions, throogh to serve thee acceptably; grant we beseech thee, os Jesus Christ our Lord.
thy Mercy, that thy Holy Spirit may continually pu- * •• - \-*' » i
• Tie eld Math Siguines those evil Habits which . the Ephesian* bad footing practised in she state os He*newed in the spirit os your mind; and that ye put on the new marij which aster God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour; for we are members one of another. fBe ye angry, an_d fin not. XLet not the fun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all'bitterness, and wrath, and anger., and clamour, and. evil-fpeaking be put away from you, with'all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ* fake hath forgiven you.
The. Gospel. S. Matth. 9. i.
JESUS entered into a snip, and'passed over, and came into his own. city.. And behold,, they brought to him a man lick, of the palfy, lying on a, bed. And Jcfus feeing their faith, said unto the lick of the paliy, Son, be of good cheer, thy fins'be forgiven thee; And behold, certain of the scribes said within therrbselves,. This man, blasphemetli. And; Jesus, knowing their thoughts, saidy Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to fay, §Thy sins be forgiven thee? or to fay, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then faith he to the sick, of the palsy) Arises
tfcenTm; the New Man, that divine Life; that Kft of- crifwe that so he may lift up to God fmt HanJj, ixifh
Righteousness and Holiness which Christianity requires, out fPratb. iTimii.8-.
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Atiger. .•"••!.. cient and modern tell us that Patsies are sometimes oc
I Let not the Sun gn do-ivn, l3c. This precept,. <kys cafioned by Intemperance. Wherefore, if'this Para
Jjxttvch, the Scholars of. Pythagoras observed, who Iytic brought his Disease npon himself by Drunken
when they had been angry, and reproached one ano- ness or Lust, the propriety of the terms in which the
»her, " before the Sun went down, they shook Hands, Cure was pronounced wiLmore folly agpeai. Tty Sint
"and embraced one another." Thus mull the Chris- art fogiven tbu. . t:^a do,,lefo»e he offers up to- God his Evening Sa- -,••»•