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? charity among yourselves: S for charity shall cover the multitude

of fins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man {peak, let him speak as the oracles of God: If any man minister, let him do it, as of the ability which God giveth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. The Gospel. S. John 15.-26. and part of the 16 Chapter. HEN the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you

from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceed. eth from the Father, he shall testify of me. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me; but these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.

W bit funday.

The Collect.
YOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful

people, by the fending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the fame Spirit to have a right judgment in all things,

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The end of all Things, &c. That is, the end of the served here that thó' Christianity is at present counJewish Church and State are at hand, see Luke xxi. 9. senanced and supported by the civil Government: yet 34. 35. 36.

that saying' of St. Paul's Nill in some measure holds For Cbarily shall cover, &c. That is, where a good (viz.) that all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, Ferson is possefied of real Charity it will induce him to fall juffer perfecution. For as the conduct of a truly treat his fellow Creatures with 'Gentleness, Meekness, good Man'is a continual reproach to the wicked, and and Farbearance,-will engage him to draw a Veil therefore as offenfive to them as the light to fore over their failing and infirmities, and mercifuly to corre Eyes ; so 'tis no wonder if they endeavour by calumny look fuch injuries and offences done to him as call not and detraëion to reduce him as much as poflible to for publick justice. See Prov. x.

their own level; and to harass and distress him accord i And these I hings will shey do, &c. It may be ob- ing as they have posver and opportunity.


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and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort, through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the uility of the fame Spirit, one God, world without end, Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 2: 1, IEN the day of Pentecoft was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rufhing, mighty wind, and it filled all ihe house where they were fitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it fat upon each of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling' at Jerufalemn Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue wherein we were born ? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Afia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya, about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

The Gospel. S. John 14. 15. (Esus faid unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my command

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Paraphrafe on the Collez for Whitsundaya O God, who as at this Time didst enlighten and in: Aanding of the Things that pertain to Salvation, and fruct the Apostles by the miraculous descent of the be filled with all joy in believing, through the Merits Holy Spirit upon them. Grant that we also, by the of Jesus Christ, who reigreth with thee, and the same influence of the same Spirit may gain a righe under. Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

$ When the Day of Pentecoft. It was so called from at the same time by Christians, is supposed to have been its being the fiftieth Day after the second Day of the fo. called from the white Garments which the Persons Feast of the Passover. It was observed by the Jews as baptized in the ancient Church at this season, were used a Feast of Thanksgiving for the gathering in their as an emblem of that Purity which became Harvest, and reaping it in freedom from Egyptian their profeffiona fervitude. This Festival of Whitsunday which is kept


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another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it feeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet, a little while, and the world seeth me no more;: but ye because: I live, ye shall live alfo. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepéth them, he it is that loveth me;rand he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifeft myself to him. Judas faith unto him, (not Iscariot) Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thy self unto us and not'unto the world? Jesus answered, and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, *and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him, j.(He that loveth me not, keepeth not my fayings; and the word which you hear, is not mine, but the Father's which fent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. . But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you

all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said anto you, Peace I leáve with you, my peace I give unto you: not

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And we will come unto him, &c. i. e. by that Spi- is in Company with the greatest of Beings. Even rit whole Temple is the Body of the Saints, 1 Cor." in the Hour of Death he considers the pains of his fii

. 16. vi. 13, and by whose union with them they diffolution to be nothing else but the breaking down
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the fight of that Being, who is always with . intellectual Being, who, by Prayer and Meditation, « him, and is about to manifelt tself to him in ful" by Virtue and good Works, opens this Communication nefs of joy. If we would be thus happy, and thus “ between God and his own Soul! tho' the whole “ sensible of our Mal ers présence, fiom the secret " Creation frowns upon him, and all Nature looks effects of his mercy, and goodness we must keep fuch " black about him, he has luis light and support within a watch over all our Thoughts, that in the language to him, that are able to cheer his Mind, and bear him of the Scripture, his Soul may have pleasure in ust

up in the midst of all those horrors that encompass . We mult cake care not to grieve his Holy Spiije, him. In the midst of Calumny and Contempt, he ats and endeavour to make the Meditations of our tends to that Being who whispers better Things with « Heart always acceptable in his light, that'he may · in his Sonl, and whom he looks upon as his Defent "delight thus to reside and dwell in us." See Specta " der, his Glory, and the lifter up of his Head. Io tor, No. 57. his deepest solitude and retirement he knows that be


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as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be . troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you,

I go away, and come again untu you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is.

greater than I. And now, I have told you before it come to pass, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter. I will not talk much with you for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in més e. But that the World. may know that I love the Father;

and as the Father gave me commandment, even fo I do.

Monday in. Whitsun-week.

LOD, who as at this time didt teach the hearts of thy faithful

people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the fame Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermcre to rejoice in his holy comfort, through the merits of Christ Jesu our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the fame Spirit, oně God, world without end. Amen,

For the Epistle. : Acts 10, 34.
THEN Peter opened his mouth, and said, I of a truth! per-,

ceive that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that fearech him, and worketh righteousness, is aécepted with him. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jefus Christ (he is Lord of all). That word, I say, you: know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galitee, after the baptism which John preached: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power, who

Paraphrase on the Collea for Monday in Whitfun-Wiek. O God who as at this Seafon didit inttruct the first sion; and a holy joy and confolation under all our Chriftians by the miraculous illumination of thy Holy Trials and Africtions, through the Merits of our Sale Spirit. Give as we beseech thee by the fame Spirit, a viour, Christ Jefus, who reigneth with thee and the fame sight knowledge of all things pertaining to our Salva- Spirit, one God,

for ever and ever. : I of a truth I perceive that God,&c. St. Peter chasceptable to God, not on laceount of their descent or reutes that mistaken opinion of the Jews, that they Circumcifion, bát because they fear God and work Righwere the only acceptable People to God; and that teoufmeysa. And from the calling of Cornelius it is evimerely on account of the Nation and Ancestors to which dent that some of other Nations owning the true God; they belonged ; bac he here thews that Men not only not only might, but did fear Grd and work Righteour of the Jewish, but of any other Nation may be aco: ness before their converfion to Christianity,

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went about doing good, and healing all that were opprelfed of the devil: for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did, both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they flew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up

the third day, and shewed him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God; even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he comnianded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witnefs, that through his Name whosoever believeth in him, shall receive reiniffion of fins. While Peter yet spake thefe words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them who heard the word. And they of the circumcision who believed, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, becaufe, that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift

ft of the Holy Ghoff. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then anfwered Peter, #Can any man forbid water, that thefe should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

The Gospel. S. John 3. 16. YOD fo loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Song U that whosoever believeth in him, Thould not perish, but have everlasting fife.'' For God fent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemdation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. *For every one..

1 t Can any Man forbid Water, Es's. These Words, only declares that it ought to be administered to there. contain a plain and convincing demonitration of the Persons who had received the Baptijn of the Spirit; sisce Gary of Water Baptifm; since the Apostle here nog but commanded them to be baptized on chati account


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