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Cefar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cesars. Then faith he unto them, IRender therefore unto Cesar, the things which are Cesars; and unto God, the things that are Gods. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went
The twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity.
ces; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those fins which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, o heavenly Father, for Jesus Chrifts sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
The Epiftle. Col. 1. 3.
Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love, which ye have to all the saints; for the hope which is laid up
you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel ; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause, we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray
you, desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, is all
Paraphrase on the Collea for the twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we intreat thee to pardon our Sins; that ness we are exposed: Grant this O Father of Heaven, through thy abundant Mercy we may be released from for the fake of Jesus Chrift our Redeemer and later. the bondage of Iniquity to which through human weak- ceffor.
Render therefore unto Cæsar, &c. Thus Jesus clear. terfere in the least, becaufe Magiftrates are God's ly coafuted them on their own principles, and newed Deputies, and rule by his authority. that the rights of God and the Magiftratc do not in
svisdom 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 Jight.
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
but touch. his garment, I shall be whale. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw 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 faid 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 in, 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.
Thas ye might walk worthy of the Lord, &c. Ob- Lord, modeftly avoided the reputation which mighe ferve here, that the end of all our Christian Knowledge have accrued to him from it. But such modesty often: is a Conversation fruitful in gaod Works, and a Life more effe&tually gains the end which it seems not to aim acceptable and well pleasing unto God.
'at: for we are told, notwithstanding, that the fame of. + Give place; for the Maid is not dead; 86. Thus this Misacle wert abread into all ebas Londo in the very manner, of performing this. Miracle, anr.
works, may of thee be plentcously rewarded, 'through Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
For the Epifle. : Jer. 23. 5.
David a righteous Branch, and *a King Mall reign and ptofper, and shall execute judgment 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 froin all countries whither I had driven them, and they shall dwell in their own land.
The Gospel. S. John 6. 5. 'Hen Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw 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, faith 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 sat 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 Dil, ositions to obey thee; that, they always not be in vain, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
* A King shall reign and prosper, &c. &c. This Pro- powers of Darkness, and Şin and Death, and Hell? p'ecy is plainly applicable in a spiritual sense to our Who ever executed Righteoulness and Judgment in the blessed Lord, and his Kingdom. For what King ever Earth, like Him, who hath enacted Laws, so holy, so was fo prosperous, as this, who, by the propagation of prudent, fo beneficial ; that if duly observed, the effica the Gospel, hath enlarged his Dominions, over the of them must be such exact justice, such uninterrupted ordistant Regions of the habitable World? What conqueft
. der and peace, Tuch gentleness and good nature, and was ever so glorious, as that," which he hath gained universal charity, as would make even an Heaven upcver che Errors and Prejudices, the Lafts and Pallions 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 those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world. 4 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 laft Collect, Epifle, and Gospel,
fall always be ufed up 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 ouļselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Asen.
Paraphrase on the Colleet for St. Andrew's Day. All powerfțil God, who; by thy Grace, didt fo in being called by the Ministry of thy Word, may, with Auence the Heart of thy A postle St. Andrew, that out delay, faithfully dedicate ourfelves to thy service, he readily forfook 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 re- unxions for the Morrow, yet that it is not to jase any maining it might appear that there was no illusion in Thing for the Morrowi the Miracle. It might be defigned also as a Leflon of
L., The Epistle. Rom. 10. 9. I thou shalt confess with thy inouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt be
lievein thinc heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou (halt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made untosalvation. For the fcripture fith, Whosoever believeth on him, shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the fame Lord over all, is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they callonhiin 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 a!) 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 Ifrael 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 fea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon
called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: (for they were fishers) And he faith unto them, Follow me,
If shou pale 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 glorior's hopes of eternal Life, upon his continuasce in Son of God, and Saviour of the World, shall be admit- Well doing unto the End. ted to partake in all the Bleslings and Privileges of the And they straightway left their Nets &c. The bed Gospel, such asPardon of his patt Sins, the Aliftance way of imitating the Example of these Apofles is, e