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Either how canft thou fay to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyfelf beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? thou hypocrite, caft out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brothers eye.


The fifth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect

Rant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world; may be fo peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy, Church may joyfully ferve thee in all godly quietness, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Epiftle. 1 S. Pet. 3. 8.

E ye all of one mind, having compaffion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwife, bleffing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye fhould inherit a bleffing. For he that will love life, and fee good days, let him' refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him efchew evil, and do good; let him feek peace, and enfue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? § But and if ye suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye, and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but fanctify the Lord God in your hearts.


Paraphrafe on the Collect for O Lord, we beseech thee to establish, by thy Providence fuch an univerfal peace through the World, that § But and if ye fuffer for Righteousness, &c. If God fhould permit us to be perfecuted; yet, when 'tis for a good caufe, even this is for our advantage. And therefore, no fears of this kind ought to make our Refolution, but we should always keep up in our


the fifth Sunday after Trinity.

all true Chriftians may exercife thy holy Religion in
joyful tranquility through Jefus Christ our Lord.
Minds fuch an holy fear and reverence of God, as
will induce us more to dread his difpleafure than any,
thing which we can fuffer from Man-and by doing
our duty to bring Glory to God and his Truth.


The Goffel. S. Luke 5. 1

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T came to pafs, that as the people preffed upon him to hear the word of God, he ftood by the lake of Gennefareth; and faw two fhips ftanding by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the fhips, which was Simons, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land: and he fat down and taught the people out of the fhip. Now when he had left fpeaking, he faid unto Simon, Lanch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, faid unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word, I will let down the net. And when they had this done,. they inclofed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake. And they beckened unto their partners which were in the other fhip, that they fhould come and help them. And they came, and filled both the fhips, fo that they began to fink, When Simon Peter faw it, he fell down at Jefus knees, faying, +Depart from me, for I am a finful man, O Lord. For he was aftonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and fo was alfo James and John, the fons of Zebedee, who were part-, ners with Simon. And Jefus faid unto Simon, §Fear not, from henceforth thou fhalt catch men, And when they had brought their fhips to land, they forfook all and followed him.

The fixth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

God, who haft prepared for them that love thee, fuch good: things as pass mans understanding; Pour into our hearts fuch love toward thee, that we loving thee above all things, may

* And their Net brake. It ought to have been tranflated, their Net was in danger of breaking.

+ Depart from me for I am a finful,&c. Peter was ftruck with fuch a panick, upon obferving fuch a proof of Chrift's power, that he defired him to depart from him, because he was not able to fhew him that

refpect he deserved.

Fear not, from henceforth, &c. Signifying that by the power of his Doctrine he fhould draw them out of the gulf of Ignorance, Wickednefs and Mifery, in which they were immerfed, and bring them into caps tivity to the Gospel.

obtain thy promises which exceed all that we can defire, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Epifle. Rom. 6. 3.

NOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jefus Chrift were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptifm into death: that like as Chrift was raifed up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even fo we alfo should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we fhall be alfo in the likenefs of his refurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is cru cified with him, that the body of fin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not ferve fin. For he that is dead, is freed from fin. Now if we be dead with Chrift, we believe that we fhall alfo live with him; knowing that Chrift being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto fin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewife reckon ye alfo yourselves to be dead indeed unto fin: but alive unto God, through Jefus Christ our Lord, The Gospel. S. Matth. 5. 20.

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Efus faid unto his difciples, Except your righteoufnefs fhall exceed the righteoufness of the fcribes and Pharifees, ye fhall in no cafe enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was faid by them of old time, Thou fhalt not kill: and whofoever shall kill, shal be in danger of the judgment. But I fay unto you, That whofoever is angry with his brother without a caufe,

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caufe; but by Faith and a Converfation agreeable to it, as a conditional caufe, without which the other will ftand us in no ftead. So that a right Belief and a good Life, are our part of the Covenant.

That like as Chrift was raised up, &c. It is plain from this paffage of Scripture, that Baptifm implies, and equires an exprefs Belief of the Death of Chrift; as the Inftrument of our Salvation. Confequently, there muft be a firm hope and truft of obtaining that Salva-↑ Whosoever is angry with his Brother, &c. That tion, by his fufferings as the efficient and meritorious is, whofoever is angry with, affronts, or judges evil

thall be in danger of the judgment: and whofoever fhall fay to his brother, Racha, fhall be in danger of the council: but whofoever shall fay, Thou fool, fhall be in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remembereft that thy brother hatli ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adverfary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; left at any time the adverfary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be caft into prifon. Verily I fay unto thee, Thou fhalt by no means come out thence, till thou haft paid the uttermoft farthing.



The feventh Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect.

ORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the fame, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Epiftle.

Rom. 6. 19.

Speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members fervants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity; even fo now yield your

Paraphrafe on the Collect for the feventh Sunday after Trinity.

O God of infinite Power and Majefty, the giver of all good Gifts; infpire us with a fincere Love of thee; -increase in us a right Faith, Fear, and Devotion

concerning the fpiritual state of another, without good reason shall, (without Repentance) be liable to future punishment, in proportion to the nature and heinoufnefs of his Crime.

* Agree with thine Adversary, &c. Our Saviour here exhorts us to make reparation for any Injuries we have done to our Brethren, from the confideration of what is reckoned prudent in our worldly concerns. Because, as without reconciliation with our Adversary we may be liable to be thrown into confinement-fo without Repentance, and returning to Charity, in due

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towards thee;make us fruitful in all Holinefs, and
enable us by thy Grace to perfevere in it to the end of
our lives, for the fake of Jefus Chrift our Lord.
time, God the fupreme Judge, may call us away to pu-
nifhment, and thereby put it out of our power for ever.

For as ye have yielded your Members, &c. The Apoftle in this paffage brings his Converts to remembrance of their former condition, and their behaviour under it; and from thence fhews how reasonable it is that they fhould fhew the fame care and zeal in performing the Duties of their prefent profeflion, that they had before expreffed in gratifying their corrupt Appetites and Paffions.

members fervants to righteousness, unto holiness. For when ye were the fervants of fin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in thofe things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now being made free from fin, and become fervants to God, ye have your fruit unto holinefs, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of fin is death : but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jefus Christ our Lord. The Gofpel. S. Mark 8. 1.


N those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jefus called his difciples unto him, and faith unto them, I have compaffion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. And his difciples an fwered him, From whence can a man fatisfy these men with bread here in the wildernefs? And. he afked them, How many loaves have ye? and they faid, Seven. And he commanded the people to fit down on the ground: and he took the feven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his difciples to fet before them: and they did fet them before the people. And they had a few fmall fishes; and he bleffed, and commanded to fet them alfo before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left, feven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he fent them away.

The eighth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both all both in heaven and earth; We humbly befeech thee to put away

The Wilderness. One cannot but remark with what Wisdom Jefus chofe to be fo much in Deferts, during this period of his Miniftry. He was refolved in the difcharge of it, to make as little noife as poffible, to avoid Crouds, and to be followed only by

fuch as had difpofitions proper for profiting by his Ip ftructions. And to fay the Truth, not a great many others would accompany him into folitudes, where they were to fuftain the inconveniencies of Hunger and the Weather for feveral Days.

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