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furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which hai happened. And it came to pass, that while they communed together, and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden, that they should not know him. And be - faid unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jérusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God, and all the people: And how the chief priests, and our tulers delivered hiin to be condemned to death, and have cruci+ fied him. S $ But we trusted that it had been he who Thould have redeemed Ifrael: and beside all this to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women aifo of our com: pany made us astonished, who were early at the fepulcher; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive: 7 And certain of them who were with us, went to the fepulcher, and found it even so as the women had faid; but him they fów nöti Then he said unto them, *0 fools and slow of heart to believe al} that the propriets have spoken!' ought not Christ to have fuffored these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Mofesy
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W hoje Nome meas Cleojas or siphuis. He was the vetouis, worlaty Views which they who pri fets therHusband of Mary who was litter to our Lord's Mother, "felves Christians in these days are apt to inddleand who is elsewhere called May the mother of, James. For tho' Godlinoks is indeed great gam; kaving ibe 10
But we trifid, that it had been be, &c. Obfervemije of the Life that now is and if that u buch is to come: here what carnal Notions.our Lord's Disciples had con- yet they who embrace Religion only for the sake seruing Christ's Redemption. They fus pofing that worldly'gain will never be truly rdigious as they o it confiited only in the Deliverance of the Jews from and have all the Reward they are to expect. the tyranny of the Romans, to whom they were then 01.cols. Hence observe that the coming tributary. This national prejudice however was hap- Matt. v. 22. is not always transgressed by this expr. fily corrected by the descent of the Holy Spirit at the "fiori, but only when it is used without cause, from an Feaft of Penticost : But however excutable this igno- undue commotion of Spirit,'or à Mind evil affected torance might be in our Lord's Disciples at that time, 'wardsour Brother."
and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures; the things concerning himself. And they drew.nigh unto the village whither they went; And he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, faying, Abide with us for it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he fat at mcát s with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to then: And their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished out of their fight. And they said one to another, +Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the fcriptures? And they rose up the fame hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread..
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Christ, haft overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy fpecial grace preventing us, thou dost put into our minds good desires; to by thy continual help we may bring the fame to good effect, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reignech with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.'
For the Epistle. Acts 13. 26. EN and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word
Paraphrase on the ColleA for Tufday in Easter Wiek. O moft mighty God, who through Jesus Christ hast things that be good, so by thy affiftance we may bring overcome the sharpness of Death, and opened the king forth the fruits of righteousness, through the same thy dom of Heaven to all Believers : grant we beseech thee, Son, who reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one that as by thy Grace we are enabled to think those God for ever and ever.
+ Did not our Heart burn within us, &c. Which in- trine, which to them appeared to be a proof of his being plies that they were deeply affected with his discourse, the fame divine Teacher, as they had been wont to be before time, by his Doce
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of this salvation sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets, which are read every fabbath-day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet defined they Pilate that he should be slain.:,And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a fepulcher. But God raised him from the dead: and he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you &glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the fame unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again, as it is also written in the second Pfalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wife, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he faith also in another Plalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine holy One to see corruption. For David after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on fleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and law corruption. But he whom God raised again, saw no corruption: Be it known unto you therefore, men, and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of fins: *and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, left that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
I They i.ave julfilied them condemning Lim. Who can judgments, and his Ways past finding our? fufficiently admire the Wisdom and Goodness of God, Glad Tidings. In this paffage is well explained who in the work of our Redemption hath so amazing the meaning of the Word Gospel according to its origily brought Good out of Evil: and converted the mali. nal Signification. cious dehigns of the Jews into a means of promoting the Ånd by him all that believe are juftified. &c. That is, Salvation of Mankind! Well may we say with St. Paul, through the meritorious Death of Jesus Chrift, all who lo Rom. xi. 33. O the depth of the Riches both of the Wij truly believe as to repent and forsake their Iniquities, dom and Knowledge of God! hezu unsearchable are his hall be cleared and acquitted from the guilt and cinde
The Gospel S. Luke 24. 36. Esus himself stood in the midst of them, and faith unto theni,
Peace be unto you.' But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seeir a spirit. "And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts. Behold, my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handler mey and fee; for a spirit' hath not flesh and bones, as:ye see me haves And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and chisi feet. And while they yet belieyèd not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Havé. ye here any meat? and they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honey-comb. z:And he took it, and did eat before them. And: lvės faád unto ibem, These are the words which I spake unto you, lwhile I' was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Mofis, and in the Prophets, and in the Plalms concerning me.' : +Then opened, he their understanding that they mighty understand the Scriptures, and said unto them, Ihus it is written, and thus' it behoved-Christ to fuffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; and that repentance and remiflion of fins ishould be preached in his Name among all nations; beginning at Jerusalem. And we are witnesses of these things are not 03:25 fv.on! is? :10011.JI
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, The Collecte de any 1; civi' Lmighty. Father, who hast given thine only &on to die for our fins, and to rise again for ouțijuftification 3 Grant us fo
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sohet leven better the heart to we also hay dearfe out a that he 'might procure our Absolution by presenting we n ay obey thee in all Holiness and Sincerity, through this Atonement before thee, as our Interceffor; grant, the Merits of the fame thy Son Jesus Christ. that as the Jews diligently-cleanfed their Houjes from nur.on üf thote Sins, from which they could not have it is, than tho' every Chriftian in the study of the Scrip, been exempted by the Law of Mojes.
tures ought to make a proper use of the reason with + Then operitd be their Underfionaings, &c. It is one which God has endowed him, and of those other helps thing to open or explain the Scriptures, and another, which Learning and Science will afford him; yet he to open their Underflandings to receive ihem. Chrift
, should not negle&t also to pray wish David, Open Trine did the latter, probably by çving them now some First Eyes, O Lord, that I way jue ibe venørous things of thy fruits of that Spirit of Prophecy, which fell n.ore plen- Law. titully upon them at the D..y of Penticoft. And certain
to put awảy the leaven of malice alìd wickedness, : that we may alway férve thee in; pureness of living and truth, through the merits of the fame thy Sdn Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PC --72Tize Epiffle. 1 S. Jom 5. 4. Hatsoever is born of God, over cometh the world; tand
this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcoinęth the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? | This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by: water only, but by water and blood: and it is the Spirit, that beareth witness, because the Spi: rit is truth. , For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witõesø of God is greater: for this is the witness of God, which he hath teftified of his Son. He that bet lieveth on the Son of God, hath the witness in himself: He that believeth not God, hath made him a liar, because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Sop, hath life and he that hath not the Son, hath not life, :1 ursioni bi od
il tosis The Gospel. S. John 20. 19. THE same day at evening, being the first day of the week,
when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jefus and stood in the midst, and faith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he Thewed unto them his hands andhis side. Then were the difci.
t And this is the Victory that overcometh, 66. By .! This is he that came by Water and Blood, &c. That i overcoming the World is meant the getting above the 16; for thei belief which is required of us we have the temptations of this wicked world, its evil principles and strongelt evidence ; even the innocence of Chrift's Life, practices, its pomps and vanities. And the Faith by the Merits of his Death, the Testimony of God at his which this Victory is obtained, implies a firm assent to Baptism, the Miracles at his Crucifixion, the Signs and our Saviour's Doctrines, a fedfast reliance upon the Wonders done by him, and by others in his Name, in Merit of his Sufferings and an affured expectation of his the Power of the Holy Ghoft, the Spirit of Truth. glorious promises.