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taketh before other his own fupper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them thar have pot? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you.
not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered . unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the fame night in which he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and faid, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup when he had fupped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blogd: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it ju remem: brance of me, For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this: cup, ye do fhew the Lords death till he come. Wherefore, * when foever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unwor, thily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. + But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lords body. For this cause many are weak, and fickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chaftened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tamy one for another.
rament; which was generally administered after the foever by the irregular indecent practice, beforemenLove Featt. But this custom became at length abused. tioned, thall profane this Holy Sacrament, they treat For instead of eating in common (according to the Christ with a contempt like his Murtherers. * first institution,) several took upon them to eat t But let a Man examine himself, &o. That is, before their portions feparately, whereby they that were poor, every approach to this Sacrament, it is proper, that a and could bring little, were hungry; and they that were man examine into the disposition of his mind, that he rich, and had brought much ate and drank to a riotous come with due reverence to so holy an Ordinance and
excefs : making' no diftin&ion between the Lord's Sup- with Charity to those for whom Christ died. * *per, and a common disorderly feast, and turning what I For be shat easeth and drinketh unworthily, &c. That
was intended to promote religion, into an occafion of is, He that eateth and drinketh in the indecent and dif
intemperance and profaneness. Thereby forgetting the orderly manner in which the Corinthians did, (whom · end of the inftitution of the Sacrament, which was, St. Paul reproves) provoke God to inflict his Judge
" the eating Bread, and drinking Wine in a thank monts upon them; as he did upon the Corinthians, "ful remembrance, of what Christ Jesus has done and Concerning whom we are told, that for this cause * fuffered for us."
wa fame were weak and Ackly, and many died. 3 • Whosoever doall car this Bread, &0. That is, wboo o n do me . . . .
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come. ";,"Dur"',. ,.? 1 : El ---
. The Gofpel.: S. Luke 23. 1....... ...... EHE whole: multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilates
1 And they began to accule him, faying, || We found this fel low perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Çefar, faying, That he himself is Christ a king. And Pilate asked him, faying, Art thou. the king of the Jews? And he answered him, and faid, Thou sayest it. I hen faid Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no fault in this man. . And they were the more fierce, faying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. And as foon as he knew that he belonged unto Herods jurisdiction, he fent bim to Herod, who himself was also at Jerufalem at that time. And when Herod saw fefus, he was exceeding glad, for he was defirous to see him of a long feason, because he had heard many things of him, and he hoped to have feen fome miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he'anfwered him nothing. And the chief priests and feribes stood and vehemently accufed him. And Herod with his men of war fet him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, .and sent him again to Pilate. ŞAnd the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before they were at enmity between themfelves. And Pilate when he had called together the chief priefts, and the rulers, and the people, faid unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people, and
• H We found this fellow perverting Go. Who fees and the Jame day Pilate and Herod were mude friends, not the notorious falfhood of this accusation. But The Friend hip which they now contracted seems only what will not malice invent to effect its wicked par- to have been in order to serve their own selfish pur. pofes ? So far was Jefus from refuting to pay tri. poses. And the obfervation is too generally true that .bute, or from affecting temporal Royalty, that he payed jarring vices will easily unite for the destruction of the one though it could not be rightfully demanded of wintuc. him, and refused the other when it was offered him. en storie
behold, I having eximined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching thole things whereof ye accufe him: No, nos yet Herod: for I sent you to him, and lo, * nothing worthy of death is done unto him.: I will therefore chastise him, and retease him. For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast. And they cried out all at once, faying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: (who for a certain fedition made in the city, and for murder was cast in prison) Pilate theres fore willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done ?. I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go, And -they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified: and the voices of them, and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave fentence, that it should be as they required. + And he released unto them, him that for fedition and murder was caft into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jefus to 'their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one
Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they -laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jetus. : And there fola lowed him a great company of people, and of women, who also be wailed and lamented him. “But Jesus turning unto them, faid, Daughters of Jerusalem, I weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then fhall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
- Nothing worthy of Dearh is done unto him. Or as it. Corruption, and the Lamb of God, who was without · might be otherwise translated, It does not appear that any spot or blemish, given up as a Sacrifice in their stead. rbing worthy of Death has been done by him.
I We p. not for me but weep for yourselves, &c. This, *** † And he released unto them him, &c. As a seditious · relates to the destruction of Jerufalem, which our Murderer was thus fet at liberty, and an innocent Lord, thus prophecied was approaching: when it. perfon given up to Death. Thus were therebellious' might jusly be said concerning the people at that time zace of Adam delivered from the bondage of Sin and. that better had it been that they had neyer been born
siFor if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And there'were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place which 'is ca led Calvary, there they crucified him; and the malefactor's one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, # Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and całt lots. And the people stood beholding; and the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He faved others, lét him fave himself, if he be Ghrift the chosen of God. And the foldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, Ifs thou be the King of the Jews, fave thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, , THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou'be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him,, saying, Doft not thou fear God, feeing thoù art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he faid unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comeft into thy kingdom. And Tefus faid unto him, Verily lay unto thee, *To day shalt thou be with me in' paradise. And it was about the sixth hour; and there was a dark
6 For if they do these ibings in a green Tree, &c. That' hew all meekness to all men, to make all fair allow is, if they, fo cruelly treat a righteous person: Ezek. ances for human infirmity, and as God for Christ's XX. 47. what mall become of those wicked persons, Sake hash forgiven us, chearfully to forgive our Felwho like a dry tree are ready to be burned. . .. low Creatures, who have injured us also.. ..
ll Fasher forgive them,, &c. Behold here an instance • Today Jhalt thou be with me in Paradise. Let no of the most perfect charity, which calls equally, for one who profelfes himself a Christian cite, the example our admiration and imitation. Jesus not only forgives of this penitent Thief as a Plea for a 'late repentance. his perfecutors himself, when, by their means he was He shewed such an Act of Faith on this occafion as expiring under the most unconceivable torture ; but no one ever did either before or fince. He acknow. even implores his heavenly Father to forgive them. ledged our Lord when mocked by men, hanged upon a Nay more-He even endeavours to extenuate their Cross, and treated as the worst of Malefactors. But guilt, and excufe his Murderers : by representing for those who have enjoyed the light of the Gospel from their cruelty as the effect of ignorance ; they know not their infancy, and have daily enjoyed the means of rewhat they do. Surely did we duly and frequently con- ligious instruction : yet have hardened themselves as template this glorious example, we should be ashamed gainst conviction, and rejected all helps for their spi. of indalging violent wrath, and implacable refent- ritual improvement. For such to hope that by a few : ment" againt our brethren for such petry injuries as prayers and fighs and tears upon a death-bed they too many do. Nay we should be strongly induced to Thall be able to make atonement for a whole life of All powerful God, we humbly in treat thee to Thew whose Spirit all Christians throughout the world, are mercy, favour, and protection, to these thy people here ruled and made Holy ; Accept our humble Petitions affembled ; for whole salvation thy blessed Son patiently in Behalf of all sorts of Men who profefs the Belief of fubmitted himse t to the painful Death of Crucithe Gospel ; that every one of them, according to his fixion ; who now reigneth with thee and the Holy ; ability and ftation in life, may diligently serve thee Spirit, one God, through all Eternity, it with Sincerity and Piety, through our Lord and Savi6* Paraphrase on the second Colleet for Good Tridage i rour Jesus Chrift..., ot
ness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the fun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the Ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, laying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that fight, beholding the things that were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquain tance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. Siilin ; Good Friday. s. ... ... ... . . i .. The Colleets... Tiniti ;
Lmighty God, we beseech' thee graciously to behold this thy A family, for which our Lord Jesus-Christ was contented to be "betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer, death 'upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
A Lmighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole baH dy of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive pur supplications and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the fame, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen."; C' Paraphrase on the fir A Colle for Good Friday. Most mighty and eternal God, by the influence of
r i ; Iniquity, and obtain an equal share of future happinels which surely can be admitted of by none but those 'with thos who hy patient continuance in well doing whole undertandings are equally corrupt as their mas. have fought for glory and immortality. Is an absurdity ners. : ..itd.. ..... ....2