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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 see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brothers eye.
The fifth Sunday after Trinity.
may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 S. Pet. 3. 8.
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 i evil, and do good; let him feek 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 against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? ŞBut and if ye suffer for righteousness fake, happy
and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.
Bb Paraphrafe on the Collect for the fifth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee to establish, by thy Provi. all trie 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 suffer for Rigbreoujnefs, &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 thake our our duty to bring Glory to God and his Truth Resolution, but we hould always keep up in our
The Gospel. S. Luke 5. 1: IT 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 from the land: and he sat 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 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 faw it, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying, +Depart from me, for. I finful
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, $Fear 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 trane respect 'he deserved. flated, their Net was in danger of breaking.
Ś Fear not, from henceforth, &c. Signifying that by t Depart from me for I am a finful, &c. Peter the power of his Doctrine he should d'aw thein 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 chew him that tivity to the Gospel.
he liveth unto to be of the COMMON PR A Y É Ř
obtain 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 a Christ was taifed 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 likes ness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that cified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve fin.r For he that is dead, is freed from fin. Now- if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; knowing that Chrift being raised from the dead, dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto fin once: but in that he liveth, God. Likewise' reckon
ye also yourselves dead indeed unto sin: but alive unto God, through Jefus Christ our Lord,
The Gospel., S. Matth. 5. 20. TEfus faid unto his difciples, Except your righteousness shall
exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in 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,
B b 2 Paraphrafe on the Collect for the fixth Sunday after Trinity. O God, who haft prepared Happiness inconceivable "things, may attain that blefed eternal Inheritance for those that love thee; inspire us with fach an affec- which exceeds our utmost wishes. Grant this for the ition for thee, that we pre erring thy service above all sake of Jelus Christ our Lord,
. That like as Chrift was raijed up, &c. It is plain cause ; but by Faith and a Conversation agreeable to it, from this pastage of Scripture, that Baptism implies, as a conditional caale, without which the other will and equires an expreis Belief of the Death of Chrift; stand us in no stead. So that a right Belief and a good as the Instrument of our Salvation. Consequently, there Life, are our part of the Covenant. fruft be a form hope and trust of obtaining that Salva + Whosoever is angry with his Brother, &c. That tion, by his fufferings as the efficient and meritorions is, whosoever is angry with, affronts, or judges evil
thall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever fhall say to his brother, Rachia, fhall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest thắt thy brother håtli'ought against thee; leave there thy gift obefore 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; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily
Verily I say unto thee, Thou fhalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost 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 Epiftle. Rom. 6. 19. Speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: Ifor as ye
have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity; even so now'yield your
Paraphrase on the Colle 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 "
Gists; 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, Fcar, 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 pureajon shall, (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. For as ye have yielded your Members, &c. The Apollle ness of his Crime.
in this passage brings his Converts to remembrance of Agrue with thone Adver fary, &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 fhew the faire care and zeal in performing the what is reckoned prudent in our worldly concerns. Daties of their present profesion, that they had before Because, as without reconciliation with our Adversary expressed in gratifying their corrupi Appetites and we may be liable to be thrown into confinement-fo Paltions. without Repentance, and returning to Charity, in due
members servants to righteousness; unto holiness. - -For when ye were the servants of fin, ye were free from righteousness.: 'What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now alhamed? For the 'end of those things is death. But now being made free from fin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of fin is death : but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Gospel. S. Mark 8. 1.
thing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and faith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. And his disciples anfwered him, 'From whence can a man fatisfy these men with bread here in *the wilderness? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? and they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them: and they did fet them before the people. And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed, and commanded to set them also be fore them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
The eighth Sunday after. Trinity.
in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put awy The TV ilderness. One cannot but remark with fuch as had dispositions proper for profiting by his In. what Wisdom Jesus chose to be so much in Deserts, ftructions. And to say the Truth, not a great imany du ing this period of his Ministry. He was resolved others would accompany him into folitudes, where they in the discharge of it, to make as little noise as pof- were to futtain the inconveniencies of Hunger and the lible, to avoid Crouds, and to be followed only by Weather for several Days.