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DISC. XXX.

On the Epistle for the tenth Sunday after Trinity.

1 Cor. 12. I.-12. Concerning Spiritual Gifts, Brethren,

I would not have you ignorant, &c

252

DIS C. XXXI.
On the Gospel for the tenth Sunday after Trinity.

St. Luke 19. 41-47. And when he was come near, be bebeld

the City, and wept over it, &c.

260

DISC. XXXI.
On the Epifle for the eleventh Sunday afrer Trinity.

1 Cor. 15. 12. Brethren, I deliverd unto you the Gore

- pel, which I -preach'd unto yox, &c.

269

DISC. XXXIII.
On the Gospel for the eleventh Sanday after Trinity.

St. Luke 18.-15. Telus Spake this Parable unto certain,

which trusted in themselves that they wererighteous, &c. 277

DISC. XXXIV.

On the Epistle for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

2 Cor. 3.

410. Such Trust have we thro Cbrift to God

Wardy &c}"

286

DISC. XXXV.
On the Gospel for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

St. Mark 7. 31, to the end. efus departing from the Coafts of

Tyre and Sidon, came unto the Sea of Galilee, C. 293

DISC. XXXVI.

On the Epistle for the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Gal. 3. 16. and following Verses. To Abraham and his Seed

were the Promises made, &c.

302

DI Ś C. XXXVII.
On the Gospel for the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

St. Luke 10. 23- 38. Blessed are the Eyes that see the

things that ye see, &c.

310

DISC. XXXVIII.
On the Epistle for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Gal. 5. 16. I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not ful-

ful the Lufts of the Fles.

319

DISC. XXXIX.
On the Gospel for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

St. Luke 17.11.-20. And it came'to pafs, as Fesus went'to

Jerusalem, oc.

327

DIS C. XL.

On the Epistle for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Gal. 6. 11, to the end. re fee how large a Letter I have writ-

ten unto you with mine omn Hand, &c.'

335

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DISC. XLI.

On the Gospel for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.

St. Mat. 6. 24, to the end. No Man can serve-two Masters;

for either he will hate the one and love the other, &c.

343

DISC. XLII.
On the Epistle for the fixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Eph. 3. 13, to the end. I desire that ye faint not of my Tribu-

Lations for you, which is your Glory, &c.

352

DISC. XLIN.
On the Gospel for the sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.
St. Luke 7. 11-17 And it came to pass the day after, that
Fesus went into a City callid Naim, c.

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DYSG. XLIV.
On the Epistle for the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.

Eph.4. 1-7. I therefore the Prisoner of the Lord, beseech you,

that ye walk worthy of the Vocation, &c.

369

DISC. XLV.
On the Gospel for the seventeenchi Sunday after Trinity.

St. Luke 14. Tom 11. It came to pass as Jefus went into the

House of one of the chief Pharisees, &c.

378

DISC. XLVI.
On the Epiftle for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

i Cor, 1.4-8. I thank my God always on your behalf, for

(the Grace of God which is given you by Fesus Chrift, &c. 386

DISC. XLVI.

On the Gospel for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

St. Mat. 22. 34, to the end. When the Pharisees beard-tbåt. Je

fus had put the Sadduces to filence, &c.

394

DISC. XLVIII.
On the Epistle for the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Eph.4. 17, to the end. This I say therefore and testify in the

Lord, &c.

402

DIS C. XLIX.

On the Gospel for the nineteenth Sunday after-Trinity.

St. Mat. 9. 1-9. Fesus entred into

ver, and came into his own City, &c.

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DISC. L.
On the Epistle for the twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Eph. 5.15--21. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as

Fools, but as Wife, &c.

DISC. LI.

On the Gospel for the twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

Mat. 22.114. Jesus said, The Kingdom of Heaven is like

unto a certain King, &c.

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DISC. LII. On the Epistle for the twenty first Sunday after Trinity. Eph. 6. 10-21. My Brethren, be Arong in the Lord, and in the Power of bis Might, &c.

435 DIS C. LIII. On the Gospel for the twenty first Sunday after Trinity. St. John-4. 46, to the end. There was a certain Nobleman, whose Son was fick at Capernaum, &c.

443 DISC. LIV. On the Epistle for the twenty second Sunday after Trinity. Phil. 1.3-I. I thank my God upon every Remembrance of you, always, in every Prayer of mine for you all, &c.

452 DIS Č. LV. On the Gospel for the twenty second Sanday after Trinity. St. Mat. 18. zi, to the end. Peter said unto Jesus, Lord, hone oft Shall my Brother

sin against me, and I forgive him ? &c. 460

DIS C. LVI. On the Epistle for the twenty third Sanday after Trinity. Phil. 3. 17, to the end. Brethren, be Followers together of me, and mark them who walk fogas ye brve us for Ensample, &c. 468

DI S Č. LVII. On the Gospel for the twenty third Sunday after Trinity. St. Mat. 22. 15-23. Then went the Pharisees, and took Counsel how they might int angle him in his Talk, &c. 476

DISC. LVIII. On the Epistle for the twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity. Col. 1. 3-13. We give Thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Chrif, &c.

484 DISC. LIX. On the Gospel for the twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity. St. Mat. 9. 18. -27. While Jesus Spake these things wito John's Disciples, bebold, there came a certain Ruler, &c.

492 DIS C. LX. On the Epistle for the twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity. Jer, 23:59. Behold the Days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, &c.

499 DISC. LXI. On the Gospel for the twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity. St. John 6.5- 15. Jesus went over the Sea of Galilec, which is the Sea of Tiberias, &c.

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PRACTICAL DISCOURSES upon

the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used throughout the Year.

The SECOND PART.

DISCOURSE I.

The Epistle for Ascension-Day.

Aats i. 1-12. The former Treatise have I made, 0 Theophilus, çf

all that Jesus began to do and to teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given Commandment to his Apostles, whom he had chosen ; to whom also he fbew'd himself alive, &c.

HE Collect for this Day calls to mind our Bea

lief in the Son of God's ascending into the T Heavens, and from thence directs us to pray,

that we may in Heart and Mind thither ascend,

and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth there world without end.

Of the Time and Manner of this great action and Exaltation of our Blessed Saviour, we have fome Account in the • Vol. IV. Part 23

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Epistle for this Day; which begins thus : The former Treatise have I made, 0 Theophilus, &c. Where by the former Treatise is generally understood the Gospel according to St. Luke and 'tis so calld, in respect to this latter, of the Acts of the Apostles: for which reason, St. Luke is suppos'd to be the Author of both. In both which, he dedicates or directs his Discourse to the excellent Theophilus ; which is not thought to be the proper Name of any particular Person, but a general Title belonging to every true Lover of God, for so the word signifies : and to all such he seems to address himself in both. In the former Treatise or Gospel, St. Luke gave an account of all that Jesus began to do and to teach, until the day that he was taken up; that is, from the day of his Birth to the time of his Ascension into Heaven, In this latter he gives a Relation of the Acts of the holy Apostles ; After that Christ thro the Holy Ghost had given Commandment to those whom he had chosen. And

The first thing he relates of them, was Christ's confirming their in the Belief of his Resurrection, by his particular Appearance to them; in the third Verse : To whom he Mem'd himself alive after his Passion, by many infallible Proofs ; as shewing them his Hands and Feet, with the Print of the Nails that fasten’d them to the Cross, letting them thrust their Hands into the Wound made in his Side by the Soldiers Spear; eating and drinking, and talking freely with them after he rose from the dead; and by many other palpable Evidences convincing them that it was he himself, in the fame Body in which he lived and died. This great Care he took for their Satisfaction, condescending to all they defir’d to that end, because they were to preach and publish him to the World, and become the Witneffes of his Resurrection to all people. And the better to confirm them in the Truth of these things, he would not presently leave the World after he was risen, but ftaid and convers’d with them upon Earth, for the space' of forty Days. Had he gone away sooner, he might have left the World in great Doubts about the Reality of his Resurrection, they might have concluded him to be only fome Ghost or Spectre, that appear'd for a while, and then vanish'd away. And therefort to remove all Scruples. in so weighty a matter, upon which all the Faith and Hopes of Chriftians depend, he continu'd forty Days with them before he went from them, 10 give them all possible Assurance in that great Point; s using which time he was daily seen and heard of them,

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