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wisdom and spiritual understanding. * That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering, with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the faints in light.
The Gospel. S. Matth. 9. 18.
there came a certain ruler and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples. (And behold a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. For the said within herself,, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he faw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.) And when Jesus came into the rulers house, and faw the minstrels, and the people making a noise, he said unto them, Give place; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to fcorn. But when the people were put forth, he went ing. and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. The twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect. TIR up, we beseech thee; O Lord, the wills of thy faithful
people, that they plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good • Thas ye might walk worthy of the Lord; &c. Ob- Lord, modefly avoided the reputation which might ferve here, that the end of all our Christian Knowledge have accrued to him from it. But such modesty ofien is a Conversation fruitful in gaod Works, and a Life more effe&ually gains the end which it seems not to aim acceptable and well plealing unto God.
at: for we are told, notwithstanding, that the fame of + Give place ; for the Maid is not dead, &c. Thus this Müacle wert abroad into all that Lando in the very manner, of performing this Miracle, onr.
works, may of thee be plentcously rewarded, through Jesus Christ
For the Episile. : Jer. 23. 5:
David a righteous Branch, and *a King shall reign and ptoper, and shall exécuté judginent and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell fafely: and this is his Name whereby' he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore behold, the days come, faith the Lord, that they shall no more say, the Lord liveth who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The Lord Jiveth, who brought up, and who led the feed of the house of Ifrael out of the north-country, and from all countries whither I had driven them, and they shall dwell in their own land.
. S. John 6. 5. Hen Jesus then lift up his eyes, and faw a great company
come unto him, he faith' unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? (And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do). Philip answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peters brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place.So the men fat down in number
Paraphrase on the Collect for the twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord we beseech thee to excite in all Christians abounding in the work of the Lord, their labour may fincere D fofitions to obey thee; that, they always not be in vain, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
A King Mall reign and prosper, &c. &c. This Pro- powers of Darkness, and Sin and Death, and Hell? plecy is plainly applicable in a spiritual sense to our Who ever executed Righteoudness and Judgment in the bluffed Lord, and his Kingdom. "For what King ever Earth, like Him, who hath enacted Laws, to holy, o was fo prosperous, as this, who, by the propagation of prudent, fo bencficial ; that if duly obferved, the effect the Gosp:1, hath enlarged his Dominions, over the of them must be such exact justice, such uninterrupted or, diftant Regions of the habitable World? What conqueft der and peace, such gentleness and good nature, and was ever jo glorious, as that, which he hath gained universal charity, as would make even an Heaven up. cver che Errors and Prejudices, the Lafts and Padions on Earth? of wicked and mistaken Men; nay even over all the
about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples,
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then thofe men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This ts of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world. ( If there be any more Sundays before Advent-Sunday, the Ser
vice of some of those Sundays that were omitted after the Epiphany, fall be taken in to supply so many as are bere wanting; And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted: Provided that this last Colleft, Epifle, and Gospel, Asall always be ufed upa on the Sunday next before Advent.
Saint Andrew's Day.
Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay; Grant unto us all, that we being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up ousselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Asen.
Paraphrase on the Colleet for St. Andrew's Day. All powerful God, who; by thy Graçe, didi fo ina : being called by the Ministry of thy Word, may, withAuence the Heart of thy A poítle St. Andrew, that out delay, faithfully dedicate our
felves to thy service, he readily for fook the Things of the World to at in all holy Obedience, through the same Jesus Chrift tend upon thy Son Jesus Chrift; Grant that we also our Lord.
• Garber ap the Fragments, &c. This Command (Economy; and to thew that, tho' it is unlawful to be was given, that by the quantity of the Fragments rea. anxions for the Morrow, yet that it is not to jave any maining it might appear that there was no ilļusion in Thing for the Morrowi the Miracles It might be designed also as a Lesson of
../!.. The Epiftle.' Rom. 16. 9. I thou shalt confefs with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt be
lievein thine heart that God hath raised hiin from the dead, thou thalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confeflion is made untosalvation. For thefcripture faith, Whosoever believeth on him, shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the faine Lord over all, is richunto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upoa the Name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they callon himn in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach except they be fent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Efaias faith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses faith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
But Efaias is very bold, and faith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
But to Israel he faith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
The Gospel. s. Matth. 4. 18. Esus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon
called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the fea: (for they were fishers). And he faith unto them, Follow me
If obou shalt confess with thy Mouth, &c. &c. i. e. of God's holy Spirit to serve him acceptably, and the Whosoever thall acknowledge Jesus Christ to be the glorious hopes of eternal Life, upon his continuance in Son of God, and Saviour of the World, shall be admit- Welt doing unto the End. ted to partake in all the Blessings and Privileges of the And they straightway left their Nets &c. The bed Gospel, such asPardon of his paft Sins, the Alifance way of imitating the Example of these Apostles ise te
and I will make you filhers of men.
fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And goingon from thence, he faw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Žebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
Saint Thomas the Apostle.
on of the faith, didł fuffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Sons resurrection; Grant us so perfe&ly, and without all doubt to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for evermore. Ainen.
The Epiftle. Ephef. 2. 19.
fellow-citizens with the saints and of the houshold of God; Iand are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord; in whom yé also are builded together for an habitatiön of God through the Spirit. ;. F f 2
Paraphrase on the Colleet for Saint Thomas the Apostles Mof mighty and immortal God, who, for the firmer of Christianity, that our Faith may, by thee, be apestablishment of our Faith, didit permit thy Apostle St.' proved. Hear us, O God, for the sake of the same Thomas to doubt the reality of thy Son's Resurrections Jesus Christ, to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit, Grant that we may be so fully persuaded of the truth be ascribed all glory and praise both now and ever. ale that the Bujúntỹ of God hath given us conscientiously; I And are built upon the foundation, &c. They only to tromote, and, as we can, be liberal-and rich in pious can properly be said to be built upon this foundation, and good Works; not to be guilty of any evil thing for who lead a Christian Life upon Christian principles ; the greatest Advantage; if our deareft Enjoyments who reverence the Deity within them-keep themfelves cannot be preserved with Innocence, to give them up undefiled Members of Christ's Body, réckon 'their patiently; and how low foever reduced, to take every persons no longer their own—but make it their üliole Appointment of Providence contentedly trufting Business, by all their Actions, Words, and thoughts, God, both for present supplies, and for a future Res to glorify him to whom they are dedicated. ward.