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from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 8. 12.
Rethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh:
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live after the Aesh, ye shall die: *but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear: 'but ye

have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abb2, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs: heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The Gospel. S. Matth, 7. 15.
Eware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing,

but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits: Domen gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast in to the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the king dom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.

The ninth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

Paraphrase on the Colle# for the eighth Sunday afir Trinity. O God, the governor of the World, protect us we give us all such Tnings as thou seçst will be for our Beseech thee from whatever may be injurious to us, and benefit, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

But if ye through the Spirit do morrify. &c. From of the Spirit of God. this passage of Scripture we are instructed that a fure Not every one that faith, &c. It is not the bare token by which we may discover those that belong to profesion, or preaching of the Gospel, that will carry Christ is, that they do not indulge then felves in len- any Man to Heaven; but a conscientioas and dilt. Pual pleasures, but mortify and fubdue their irregular gent observance of the Rules of Life laid down there. Paffods and Defires ; and diligently purfue the dialates



Rant to us, Lord, we beseech thce, the Spirit to think and

do always such things as be rightful; that we who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle.

I Cor. 10. I. Rethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, bow that

all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud, and in the sea; and did all eat the fame spiritual meat, and did all drink the fame fpiritual drink: (for they drank of that fpiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ.) But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. * Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they alfo lufted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmer ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed left he fall. There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is com,

Paraphrase on the Collect for the ninth Sunday after Trinity. Give as Grace, we hefeech thee, O Lord, both to without thy afsiftance, may by thee be enabled to obey think and act always according to thy righteous Com- thee in all Things, through sefus Christ our Lord. mandments; that we, who cannot serve thee acceptably,

Now these things were our examples G. The People of God fell away into Idolatry, and were de hiftorical account of the manner in which God dealt prived of their Privileges : so are we also liable to be with the Israelites for their Wickedness is a warning draws aside from our Duty, and lose the divine fa19. us to avoid their Crimes, left otherwise, we be likevour: which should always induce us to keep in mind them in their punishments.

St. Paul's caution ; because of Unbelief they were broke** 1 Wherefore, let kim, that thinkerb, &c. That is, from off, and thou fandej by Faith. Be azot high minded, but". the foregoing examples of the Israelites, we, as Chrif- fear. Rom. xi. 20. wans 'fhould learn, that as they who were pace




mon to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

The Gospel. S. Luke 16. 1. Esus said unto his disciples, $ There was a certain rich man

who had a steward, and the fame was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the steward faid within i himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the itewardship: I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called every cne of his lords debtors unto him,' and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest ihou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends, of the mainmon of unrighteousness; that 'when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

The tenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Colle&t.
ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers

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tions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 12. 1. YOncerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have

Ye know that ye were Gentiles carried away these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jefus accursed; and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the fame God, who worketh all in all. *But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the faine Spirit; to another faith by the fame Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the fame Spirit; to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy; to another discerning of Spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-fame Spirit dividing to every man severally, as he will.

The Gospel. S. Luke 19. 41. ND when he was come near, he beheld the city, *and wept over it, saying, If thou hadît known, even thou at least in



Paraphrase on the Colle&t for the tenth Sunday after Trinity. We beseech thee O Lord, mercifully to accept the granted, teach them to ask fuch Things as are accordPrayers of thy People ; and that their Petitions may be ing to thy Will, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

But the Manifestation of the Pirit is given, &c. these are the gooa qualities this Epiltle aims at promoto The reason why this portion of Scripture is proposed ing: to our Meditation is, that we might be reminded And wept over it. The miseries of Christs bitwhence our good Gifts come-awakened to a conscien- terest Enemies had more influence to afflict and me't tious improvement of them--thankful for, and con his Soul, than the admiration, the acclamations and tented with what we have received-humble and mo hosannas of his Friends to elare him with joy. His deft in our opinion of ourselves--diligent in the Bufi- weeping was a glorious inftance of his humanity, and is ness of our particular Callingsmuseful to the Body of fo far from letfening the dignity of his character that Christians in general-tender and respectful to our it greatly exalts it. Let every Mortal then wonder Brethren--compaflionate to their Failings, liberal and and imitate. kind to theit Wants, and glad of their Advantages, for

this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee found, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and be. gan to cast out them that fold therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.

The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

The Colle&t.
God, who declarest thy Alnighty power most chiefly in

fhewing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 15. 1. Rethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also

which also you have received, and wherein ye stand. By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our fins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried *and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures; and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve. After that, he

Paraphrase on the Collect for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity. O God who principally shewest thy power by acts of thy Will, that we may attain that heavenly Inheritance, Mercy and Beneficence, mercifully afford us such fpi- which thou hast promised to all those chat truly love and situal afliftance, as may enable us fo faithfully to obey ferve thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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