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that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they who would pass from hence to you, canFot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my fathers house: for I have five brethren; that he may teftify unto them, left they also come into this place of torment: Abraham faith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he faid unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be perswaded, though one rose from the dead.

The second Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
Lord, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou

dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love; Keep us, we befeech thee, under the protection of thy good providence,

and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. I S. John 3. 13.
Arvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. #We knoty

that we have passed from death unto life, because we love; the brethren: he that loveth not his brother, abideth in death. Who

Paraphrase on the Colleet for the second Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, who dost continually allift and defend those inspire us perpetually with a filial fear and affection for) who are firmlyinttructed in the fear and love of thee. thee through Jesus Christ our Lordi Let thy gracious Providence always preserve us, and are rich in Faith and Virtue; there is a Time coming to Mansions of Peace and Joy, and Glory everlasting. when he will not neglect them, though. Men may. | We know that we have passed, &c. As Charity And they, who fo haughtily and coldly look down upon to our Brethren is a iure evidence of our being reali their sufferings in the mean while, may find cause to Christians, and in a state of Regeneration ; so is Malice envy their happiness. For, when the gay, and fleetirg as fure a mark of our being in an unregenerate and Vanities of this World shall be reduced to a Coffin damnable ftate. Every malicious Man being in the and a Shroud, the pity or fcorn of survivors; then Eye of God a Murderer in the disposition of his Hearts Hall the godly poor be conveyed from grief and labour and the construction of God's Law. Mal v. 21. 22.



foever' hateth his brother, is a murderer; and ye know that no murderer hath 'eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this worlds good, and feeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of God in hini? $ My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, than have we confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his fight. And this is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

The Gospel. S. Luke - 14. 16.
Certain man made a great fupper, and bade many; and

fent his fervant at fupper-time to fay to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse: The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excufed. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused! And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come: So that servant came and shewed his Lord these things. Then 's My little Children, let us not love 'in Word, '&c. the Jews; and foretold, that thuagh it was to be offered The Love we are bound to must not confift, în outward with every circumstance that coul. recommend it, they

would reject it with disdain, preferring the present Life * A certain Man made a great Suppex, &c. In this, to that which is to come; while the Gentiles would em. parable of the Marr age Fealt, by the invitations of the brace the Gospel with readiness, and thereby, be pres. Guests, and the success of those invitations, our Saviour, pared to sit down with

Abraham liaac and Jacob described the success which the Gospel, that invitation the Abodes of the blesseda to the great Feast of Heaven, should meet with amung


profeffion only, but must prove its fincerity by action.


the mafer of the hause being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the freets and larcs of the city, and bring in hither the poor and the maimed, and the halt and the blind. And the fervant faid, Lord it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is rcom. And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the lighways, and hedges, and compel them to come in, that mıy. house may be filled. For I say unto you, that none of thok men which were bidden Thall taste of my supper.

The third Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that

we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. 1 S. Pet. 15. 5.
IL of you be subject one to another, and * be clothed with

humility:: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Be fober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a rnaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, ftablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. : Amen.

Paraphrase on the Colica for the third Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we intreat thée graciously to hear our pe. to ask thy aid and protection, may, by thy powerful citions; and grant, t'iat we, to whom thou hast given help, be prese ved and relieved under all difficulties and such a sense of our wants and infirmities, as induce us dillreffes, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Be derbid with Humility. The original word intimates, that Humility ought to be always vi ble in which we render hers, be clothet, is of peculiar elegance Christians, in every aâion of our lives to express itsignifying properly an upp’r Garment, girt about over felf, and to be a significant park of oui belonging ta the rest, as a distinction of Servants. Hereby the Apostle Chrift.

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The Gospel

. S. Luke 15. 1. Hen drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to

hear him. And the Pharisees and fcribes murmured, faying, This man receiveth finners, and eateth with them. he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you having ån hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? and when he hath found it; he layeth it on his shoulders; rejoicing. And when he cometli home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice withi me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. Ifay unto you, that likewise joy'shall be in heaven over one finner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, faying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had loft. Likeivise I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of the Angels of God, over one finnes that repenteth.

The fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom

nothing is strong, nothing is holy; increase and multiply up, on us thy mercy, that thou being our ruler and guide, we may lo pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things

Paraphrafe on the Collect for the fourth Sunday after Trinity O God, the defender of all that religioufly rely on pass through this transitory Atate of things that we fail thy protection, our only strength, the giver of all not to attain the etrrnal joys of another. Grant this, goodnes ; shew thy Mercy to vards us abundantly; O Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. that under thy governance and direction, we may fo

And he spake this Parable, &c. The Pharisees the conversion of Sinners is a thing highly acceptable having. murmured at our Saviour's charitable con to God; and conf quently that whatever has a tendency descention in preaching to, and endeavouring to pro- thereto is fo far fro in being ineonllent with goodness, more the conversion of some no:ed Sinners. He spoke that it is the very perfection of its this and the following Parable in order to thew that

eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christs fake our Lord. Amen.

The Epislle. Rom. 8. 18. Reckon 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 of 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 himn who hath subjected the same in hope: Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we kņow 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.
E ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful

+ Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condeinn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you: good ineasure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, Thalmen give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.. And he spake a parable unto them, I Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disci le is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but perceivelt not the beam that is in thine own eye?

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* For the Creature was made fubjefl, &Jc. That is, rious, leit you make both God and Man your Enemies. all Mankind are become liable to Corruption, not by I Can the Blind lead the Blind, Esc. The meaning choice, but through the juft dispensation of God, who is, the Scholar is in a fair way to be tinctured with ha:h inflicted Death upon them: yet this not without the opinions of his Mafter. If therefore the Mafer "end or hope: for a time is coming, when this Death is in an error, the Scholar will probably be so likewise; thall be fucceeded by a happy Immortality, and this or which reason they who preterd to initruct others effect of Adam's Sin taken off from his posterity. ought to be well informed themselves in the Do&rine

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