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(a) Rom. xii. 3. For I say thro GREAT among you, let him the Grace given unto me, to eve. be your MINISTER; [Mr.] ry Man that is among you, not to

THINK of himself more HIGHLY and whosoever of

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than he ought to think ; but to be the chIEFEST [M.] a- think soperly, according as God mong you, (Mr.] Thall be hath dealt to every Man the Mea

sure of Faith SERVANT of all : [M.] even

16. Be of the SAME Mind one as the Son of Man came towards another. Mind not high not to be MINISTRED unto, Things, but CONDESCEND

Men of low Eltate. Be not WISE but to MINISTER, and to

in your own CONCEJTS. give his LIFE RANSOM for

i Cor. iii. 19. For the WISDOM many.

of this WORLD is FOOLISHNESS

with God : for it is written, He TAKETH the Wise in their own CRAFTINESS.

21. Therefore let no Man GLORY in Men, for all things are yours.

Chap. iv. 6. Learn in us not to think ot' Men, above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one againit another.

7. For who maketh thee to DIFFER from another? And what hart thou that thou didst not receive ? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadít not received it?

Gal. v. 26. Let us not be desirous of VAINGLORY, PROVOKING one another, ENVYING one another.

Cel. iíi. 12. Put on therefore (as the Ele&t of God, holy and beloved) Bowels of Mercies, Kindness, humbleness of Mind, Meekness, Long-lutfering.

James iii. !. My Brethren, be not miany MastERS, knowing that we shall receive the greater Condemnation.

See the References pag. 54,56.

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The Disciples contending who should be the

Greatest, CHRIST teaches them to be meek and humble by the Example of little Children; which is enforced by an Instance of his own profound Humility, in washing his Disciples Feet.

Matt. xviii. 1. Mark ix. 33. Luke ix. 46.

HEN there arose a REASONING among them, L.THEN

which of them should be che GREATEST. And Jesus PERCEIVING the THOUGHT of their HEART, [Mr.] and being in the House, he asked them, What was it that

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ye disputed among your felves by the Way? But they held their Peace ; for by the way they had disputed among themselves who should be the GREATEST. . And he fat down, and called the TWELVE. [M.] At the same time came the Disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatett in the Kingdom of HEAVEN? (Mr:] And he faith unto them, If any Man defire to be the first, the fame shall be last of all, and SERVANT of all. [M.] And Jesus called a little Child unto him ; ( Mr.] and he took a Child, (L.) and set him by him, [Mr.) in the midst of them: And when he had taken him in his Arms, he said unto them, [M.] Verily I say unto you, * Except ye be CONVERTED, and become as little Children, ye Mall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever therefore shall HUMBLE himself as this LITTLE CHILD, the fame is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. And (L.) whosoever shall receive this Child, or (Mr.) one of such Children, in my Name, receiveth me, and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me : (L.) for he that is LEAST among you all, the same shall be GREAT. [Mr.] And John answered him, saying, Mafter, we saw one cafting out Devils in thy Name, and he followeth not us, and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. (L.) And Fesus said unto him, Forbid him not ; [Mr.] for there is no Man which shall do a Miracle in my Name, that can lightly speak Evil of me ; [L.) for he that is not against us, is for us : [Mr.] For whosoever shall give you a Cup of Water to drink in my Name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his Reward. And whosoever shall offend one of these LITTLE Ones that BeLIEve in me, it is better for him, that a Milftone were hanged about his Neck, and he were caft [M.] and drowned in the Depth of the Sea. Wo (a) (a) Rom. xiv. 1. Him that is unto the World because of weak in the faith receive you,

but not to doubtful DISPUTATIONS. Offences; for it must needs

2. For one believeth, chat he may be that Offences come : but eat all Things : another wbo is wo to that Man by whom weak, eateth Herbs. the Offence cometh. [Mr.] thy Brother ? or why doit thou fet

10. But why dost thou JUDGE And if thy Hand offend thee, at nought thy Brother? for we shall cut it off, [M.] and cast it all stand before the JUDGMENTfrom thee : (Mr.] it is bet

SEAT of Christ.

13. Let us not therefore JUDGÉ Der for thee to enter into LIFE one another any more : but judge maim

this * See the References pag. 54, 55, 56.

maimed, than having two this rather, that no Man put a StumHands, [Mr.] to, go and bling block, or an Occasion to FALL

in his Brocher's way. [M.] to be cast [Mr.] into

19. Let us thererore follow after Hell, [M] into everlasting the Things which make for Peace,

and Things wherewith one may, Fire, (Mr.] that never shall

EDIFY another. be quenched, where their

21. It is good neither to eat Flesh, Worm dieth not, and the nor to drink Wine, nor any thing Fire is not quenched. And whereby thy Brother STUMBLETH,

or is OFFENDED, or is made weak. if thy Foot offend thee, cut

1 Cor. ix. 19. For though I be free it off, (M.] and cast it from from all Men, yet have I made my thee; (Mr.] it is better for felf Servant unto all, that I might

gain the more. thee to enter halt into Life,

20. And unto the Jews I became than having two Feet to be as a Jew, that I might gain the cast into Hell, (M.] everlast- Jews; to them that are under the

Law, as under the Law, that I ing Fire, [Mr.] that never might gain them that are under the fhall be quenched; where LAW; their Worm dieth not, and

21. To them that are without the Fire is not quenched. without Law to God, but under

Law, as without Law (being not And if thine Eye offend thee, the Law of Christ) that I might pluck it out, (M.] and cast gain them that are without Law. it from thee : [Mr.] it is you, Brethren, warn them that are

i Thell: v. 14: Now we exhort better for thee to enter into unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, the Kingdom of God with support the weak, be patient to

ward all Men. one Eye, than having two

(6) Isai. Ixvi. 24. And they shall Eyes to be cast into - Hell go forth and look upon the CarcaFire : where their Worm di- les of the Men that have TRANSeth (6) not, and the Fire is Worm Thall nut die, neither shali

GRESSED against me: for their not quenched : for every one their Fire be quenched, and they shall be falted with Fire : shall be an ABHORRING unto alt

Flesh. and every Sacrifice shall be falted with Salt. Salt is be turned into Hell : and all the

Pfal. ix. 17. The WICKED thall good: but if the Salt have Nations that FORGET Gon. lost his Saltness, wherewith

(c) Psalm viii. 2. Out of the

Mouth of Babes and Sucklings haft will you season it? Have thou ordained STRENGTH, because Salt in your felves, and have of thine Enemies, that thou mightPeace one with another. [M.] elt still the Enemy and the A

venger. Take HEED (c) that

Ps. cxxxi. 1. Lord, my Heart is SPISE not one of these lit. not HAUGHTY, nor mine Éyes Lor. Tle Ones: for 1 say unto TY: neither do I exercise my self you, that in Heaven their

in great Matters, or in Things too

HIGH for me. Angels do always behold the

2. Surely I have behaved and qui. Face of my Father which is eted my self as a Child that is in Heaven. For the Son of weaned of his Mother : my Soul

is even as a weaned CHILD. Man is come to SAVE that

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which was lost. How think 3. Let Israel Hore in the Lord, ye, if a Man have an hun- from henceforth and for ever.

1 Pet. ii. 2. As new born BABES, dred Sheep, and one of them desire the fincere Milk of che be gone astray, doth he not Word, that ye may grow thereby. leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the Mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he REJOICETh more of that Sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even fo, it is not the Will of your Father, that one of these LITTLE ONES Should PERISH.

Matt.xix. 13. Mark X. 13. Luke xviii. 15. [Mr.] And they brought young children, [L.] Infants, [Nr.] to him, that he should touch them, and [M.] that he mould put his Hands on them, and pray: [ Mr.] and his Disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeafed, and [L.] called them, the Children unto him, and said, Suffer little CHILDREN to come unto me, [M.] and FORBID them not to come unto me, for of such is the KINGDOM of HeaVEN. [L..] Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the KINGDOM of God as a LITTLE CHILD, shall in no wise enter therein. [Mr.] And he took them up in his Arms, put his Hands upon them, and BLESSED them, [M.] and departed thence.

John xiii. 1. Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his Hour was come, that he should depart out of this World unto the FATHER, having LovED his own which were in the World, he loved them unto the End.

2. And Supper being ended (the Devil having now put into the Heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's Son, to betray him)

3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all Things into his Hands, and that he was come from GOD, and went to God,

4. He riseth from Supper, and laid a fide his Garments, and took a Towel and girded himself.

5. After that he poureth Water into a Bason, and began to wash the Disciples Feet, and to wipe them with abe Towel wherewith he was girded.

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6. Then cometh he to Simon Peter : and Peter faith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my Feet ?

-7. Féfus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knoweft not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

8. Peter faith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my Feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hart no Part with me.

9. Simon Peter faith unto him, Lord, not my Feet only, but also my Hands and my Head.

10. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed, needeth not, fave to wash his Feet, but is clean every whit : and ye are clean, but not all.

11. For he knew who should betray him, therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

12. So after he had washed their Feet, and had taken his Garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13. Ye call me Master and Lord : and ye say well; for

so I am.

14. If I then your Lord and Master, have washed your Feet, ye also ought to wash one another's Feet.

15. For I have given you an Example, that ye fhould do as I have done to you.

16. Verily, verily I say unto you, The Servant is not greater than his Lord, neither he that is fent greater than he that sent him.

17. If ye know these Things, happy are ye if ye do them.

18. I speak not of you all ; I know whom I have chosen : but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth Bread with me, hath lift up his Heel against me.

19. Now I tell you before it come, that when it is come to pass, ye may BELIEVE that I am he.

20. Verily, verily I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I fend, receiveth me : and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that fent me.

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