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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.

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D For if ye 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, Abba, 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. .' D Eware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing,

D but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye fhall know them by their fruits: Do men 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. No every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom 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 Collect for the eighth Sunday after Triniry.

* O Go, the governor of the World, protect us we give us all such Tnings as thou feeft 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 mortify, &r. From of the Spirit of God. * this passage of Scripture we are instructed that a sure Not every one that faith, & s. It is not the bare - token by which we may discover those that belong to profellion, 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 conscientious and diliJual pleasures, but mortify and subdue their irregular gent observance of the Rules of Life laid down therg. Paffods and Desires ; and diligently pursue the dičtates

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 Epiftle. I Cor. 10. 1. D Rethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, bow that D 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 same 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 also lusted. 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 fome 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 Colle&t for the ninth Sunday after Trinity. Give us Grace, we befeech thee, O Lord, both to without thy asliftance, may by thee be enabled to obey think and act always according to thy righteous Com- thee in all Things, through Jesus Christ our Lord. . mandments; that we, who cannot serve thee acceptably,"

Now these things were our examplese i 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 Iraelites for their Wickedness is a warning drawn aside from our Duty, and lose the divine fato us to avoid their Crimes, left otherwise, we be like vour: which should always induce us to keep in mind them in their punishments.

St. Paul's caution ; because of Unbelief they were brokent I Warrefore. let him that thinketb, C. That is, from off, and thou ftandeft by Faith. Be azot high minded, but the foregoing examples of the Israelites, we, as Chris- fear. Rom. xi. 20. . sans should learn that as, they who were pace the

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mon to man: but God is faithful, who will not fuffer 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.

i i The Gospel.' S. Luke 16. 1. JEsus said unto his disciples; $There was a certain rich man al who had a stewards and the same 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 himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: 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 one 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 quicklý, and write fifty. Then faid he to another, And how much owest ihou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he faid 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 your ! felves 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. I ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of U thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their peti.

There was a certain rich Man who had, &c. As means they might enjoy for advancing their spiritual the crafty Steward in this Paralle feized the opportu- welfare, and particularly to employ both their Time nities and advantages in his way for promoting his and Money in piomcting the Converfion of Sinners, worldly interef ro our Saviour hereby endeavoured to which, of all offices in their power, was moft acceptable excite his Disciples to improve, in like manner, the to God, as well as mof beneficial to Man.• *

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

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 12. 1. n oncerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ig

U norant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led, Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus 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 fame 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 same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same 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. A ND when he was come near, he beheld the city, *and wept A uver it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou at least in

Сс Paraphrase on the Colle&t for the tenth Sunday after Trinity. We beseech thee O Lord, mercifully to accept the granted, teach them to ak fuch Things as are accord

Prayers of thy People ; and that their Petitions may be ing to thy Will, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

# But the Manifeftation of the Spirit is given, &c. these are the gooa qualities thi. Epittle aims at promote The reason why this portion of Scripture is proposed ing.

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- tereft Enemies had more influence to afflict and melt rione 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 elate him with joy. His deft in our opinion of ourselves-diligent in the Busi- weeping was a glorious instance of his humanity, and is ness of our particular Callings--useful to the Body of so far from lefsening the dignity of his character that Chriftians in general-tender and respectful to our it greatly exalts it. Let every Mortal then wonder Brethren--compassionate to their Failings, liberal and and imitate. kind to their 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 chee“ éven 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 sold 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. . .
O God, who declarest thy Al.nighty power most chiefly in

shewing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a - measure of thy grace, that we running the way of thy command

ments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treafure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 15. 1. D Rethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached B unto you, which also you have received, and wherein ye stand. By which also ye are faved, 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 tlrat 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 Litual aflittance, as may enable us so faithfully to obey ferve thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And that he rose again the third Day, &c. In of Corinth-as a proof of the possibility of our Bodies this passage of Scripture St. Paul endeavours to efta- being raised again and as a pledge of our Refurrection blish the truth of our Lord's Resurrection, in opposition by virtue of Christ's conqueft over Death exe.nplised in to fome Corruptions which had crept into the Church his own.

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