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dois thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee found, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay chee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and be. gan to cast out them that fold therein, and them that bought, faying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.
The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.
shewing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,
The Epistle. 1 Cor. 15. 1.
which also you have received, and wherein ye stand: By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our fins according to the Scriptures ; and that he was buried; *and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures; and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve. After that, he
Paraphrase on the Culleet for the eleventh Sunday after Trinity. O God who principally thewest thy power by acts of thy Will, that we may attain that heavenly Inheritance, Mercy and Beneficence, mercifully afford us such fpi- which thou hast promised to all those that truly love and titual afliftance, as may enable us so faithfully to obey ferve thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
. And that he rose again the third Day, &c. In of Corinth-as a proof of the possibility of our Bodies this passage of Scripture St. Paul endeavours to efta- being raised again—and as a pledge of our Refurrettich blish the truth of our Lord's Resurrection, in opposition by virtue of Christ's conqueft over Death exe.nplised in to fome Corruptions which had crept into the Church his own.
was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present; but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the Apostles; and last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time: For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I, orthey, so we preach, and so ye believed.
The Gospel. S. Luke 18. 9.
selves, that they were righteous, and despised others; Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee food and prayed thus with himfelf, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican landing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heayen, but smote upon his breaft, saying, God be merciful to me a finner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other : for every one that exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, fhall be exalted.
The twelfth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect. Lmighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear, than we to pray, and art wont to give more than
+ For I am the least of the Apostles, &c. &c. From provement in Holiness to the goodness of God, and St. Paul's example here we thould learn to entertain a the operations of his blessed Spirit. humble and modeft opinion of our own performances Telus pake this Parable, &c. The tendency of frequently to recollect even those faults from which we this Parable is to thew that pride, uncharitable cenfoare reclaimed ; as a guard against spiritual Pridem jiousness, and contempt of our Brethren, are a means o endeavour to make reparation forour paft misconduct 'to render our religious services an abomination to God: by future diligence and zeal in the discharge ofour Du- and that humility and self-abasement are the most proiy-and thankfully to ascribe our_Reformation, and im- pei dispositions to appear with before him.
either we desire or deferve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us thosi: good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. 2 Cor. 3. 4. UCH trust have we through Christ to God-ward. Not that
we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. Who also hath made us able minifters of the new Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. + But if the miniltration of death written and engraven in stones was glorious; so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold
the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
The Gospel S. Mark 7. 31. Esus departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto
the sea of Galilee, through the midit of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, ş he fighed, and faith unto him, Ephphathaj
Paraphrase on the Colleat for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Most mighty and eternal God, who art always more Offences of whose consequences we are jully afraid
, ready to lupply our necefities than we are to ask their and bestowing upon us such Blessings as we could not relief, and whose benefits towards us are usually above presume to alk but through-the Merits and Intercellon our wishes, but always beyond our deserts ; deal with of Jesus Christ our Lord. us according to thy abundant Mercy, pardoning those
+ But if the Miniftration of Death, &c. St. Paul and success was the more to be expected on account of having declared his irm belief of the continued ef- the preeminence of the Gospel above the Law of Mo. ficacy and fuccess of the Gospel, through the aflistance fes: to which, God, however, gave some fignificant in of God's Holy Spirit to us Minifters-"He adds here, timations of his favous, though
they were not dengned as a farther argument for this trult, that such assistance to continue..
that is, Be opened. And straightway his cars were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man; but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it, and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
The thirteenth Sunday after Trinity:
"that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. 3. 16.
faith not, And to feeds, as of many; but as of one; And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the feed fhould come, to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if
Paraphrase on the Eollia for the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. All powerful and gracious God, by whom alone we World, that we may at lait be made partakers of the are enabled to fe ve thee acceptably; give us Grace eternal joys of another, through the merits of Jeids we beseech thee fo truly to obey thy blessed Will in this Christ.
He fighed. Perhaps there were circumstances to cause, Christ sigbing on this occasion evidently displayad us unknown, which made this dumb Person a, peculiar the tender regard which he bore to our species. For object of pity. Or by this example of bodily Deafness certainly it could be nothing less which moved him to ad Dumbness our Lord might be led to reflect on the compassionate. our Miferies, in so affectionats a mano spiritual defects of Mankind. But, whatever was the ner.
there had been a law given, which could have given life, verily
. righteousness should have been by the law. * But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
The Gospel. S. Luke 10. 23. Leffed are the eyes which see the things that ye see. For I tell
many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering, said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast anfwered right; this do, and thou shalt live. But he willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering, said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his sraiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil, and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him
to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and
of Two pence. Equal to about Fifteen-i ence Stei- Men were shut up as Priton rs, covde mne by the Law ling. The imallness of the Sum seems to denote the to Death, the punishment of Sın, till that Faith came to Samaritan's Poverty: and if so, greatl; heightens his be revealed, by which we obtain an happy freedom Clarity.
from Condemnation, • But the Scripture barb concluded, & That is, all