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faid unto him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou spendest
faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal.
of the Aesh. For the flesh lufteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the Aesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, feditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness; goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no
Paraphrase on the Collea for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. All powerful and eternal God increase our Faith in fectionately to reverence, and faithfully to perform, thy by Word, our Hope in thy Promises, and our Love Commandments upon Earth through Jesus Christ our towards thee, and all Mankind; and that we may at- Lord.. tain thy promised Happiness in Heaven, teach us af
Then said Jesus unto him Go, &c. By this beau: tian or a Pagan: and that when a neceffatous objell retiful Parable our Lord has powerfully recommended quires our relief, we ought to consider him as our universal benevolence; and has taught us to shew Neighbour, not inquiring where he was born, or what Mercy and Kindness to every one that standeth io he believes, but what he suffers. need of our affiftance, whether he be a near Relation * Walk in the Spirit, and we shall not, &c. By this 03.a Stranger, a Countryman or a Foreigner, a Chrif. is meant, leading a Life of Purity and Virtue in oppofi.
law. And they that are Christs, have crucified the Aesh, with the affections and lufts.
The Gospel. S. Luke 17. 11.
pasied through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, master, have mercy on us.
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole.
The fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.
petual mercy. And because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epifile. Gal. 5. 16. !
Paraphrafe on the Colleat for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. Mercifully protect, we beseech thee, O Lord, the serve us from all Things that may injure us, and lewhole body of Christians throughout the World ; and stow upon us whatsoever will be conducive to our Sal. because through our natural Weakness we are conti- vation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. nually liable to fall into Sin, withcut thy support; pretion to brutish and carnal Lufts--Living by Faith and probation which our Lord thewed of this Samaritans Grace, in opposition to any confidence in our own na behaviour in preference to that of the nine others who tural itrength-the governing oarselves by the Word were Jews, he plainly declared that an outward proof Christ, and the holy motions of his good Spirit with fesfion of Religion, (however excellent that Religion
may be in itself) is of no value before God, in como There are nor found that returned, &c. By the ap- parison of piety, and inward holy dispositions,
É fee how large 'a letter I have written unto you with mine
own hand. As many as desire to make a fair shew in the Aesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only left they should' fuffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themfelves who are circumcised keep the law; but defire' to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. Bút God forbid that I should glory, fave in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. * For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on thein, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Chrift be with your fpirit. Amen.
. S. Matth. 6. 24.
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and +Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, $Take no thought for your life, what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink? nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on: Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold, the fowls of the air; for they fow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them: Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his ftature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they
• For in Christ Jefus neitber Circumcifor, &c. Un- dent Men use in providing fuftenance for themselves and des the Gospel Covenant it is not of any consequence, their Relatives : but such an anxious care as makes us whether a Man be circumcised or not, but all depends difruftful of God's Providence, fretful and repining upon the renewal of his Heart, and the reformation of under his Dispensations, fordid and niggardly, griping his Life.
and uncharitable. For otherwise the Scripture incul+ Mammon. Is a Syriac Word fignifying Riches. cates diligence in Business; that instead of being uselefs
| Take no thought for your Life, &c. We are not loads upon Earth, we may be enabled to discharge the here by to suppole luch a thought is forbidden as pru- keveral duties of Life with decency. Titus sii. 14.
grow: they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven; shall he not much more clothe you, Q.ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we çat? or what shall we drink? or wherewithal shall we be clothed (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of al these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take. thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The fixteenth Sunday after Trinity.
fend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodnefs, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Ephef. 3. 13. Defire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is
your glory. * For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in lieaven and earth is named, that he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthned with might by his Spirit in
Paraphrafe on the Collea for the fixteenth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee, of thine infinite Mercy to its only security, let thine all gracio as power conting. purify the Christian Church from all Corruptions, and ally defend it, through Jerus Christ our Lord.
to protect it from all dangers; and because thy help is
that power ing of St. Paul's Prayet here is that God would con- enables, and of that goodness which disposes God so vey into the Minds of the Ephelians such addition liberality, in supplying all the wants of his faith'ul Ses. of divine Grace, as might be a fufficient preservation vants. Hence we should learn that our conftancy use against Temptations and Informities; that he would in- der Afflictions, and our Virtue in all cales are God's crease their abilities to resik and overcome, in propor- gift; and that the frength by which we ftand is agt rion as their condicts and necessities increased; and our own, but his. that this might be in such abundance, as was answer
the inner man: That Christ dwell in
hearts by faith) that ye being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all faints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth; and height; and to know the love of Christ, which pafseth knowi ledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we alk or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The Gospel. S. Luke 7. 11.
city called Nain, and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son
his mother, and she was a widow; and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier, (and they that bare him ftood still) and he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead, fat
and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all, and they glorified God, saying, That a great Prophet is risen up among us, and that God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about. The seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
follow us; and make us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Dd 2 Paraphrafe on the Collea for the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. "L'ord, we beseech thee to let thy fpiritual help at. fruitful in every good Work, through Jesus Chrit our tend us on all occasions; and make us to be always Lord. 1 And it came to pass the Day after, &o. The follow- ing Miracle, as it was a wonderful proof of our Lord's