HOMILY ON THE RESURRECTION FOR EASTER DAY

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<bkdv3 n="15099"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE OF THE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="1511">Resurrection of our Sauiour Iesus
<bkdv3 n="15101">Christ.
<bkdv3 n="15102"><f t="i">For Easter Day.<f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-2"><bkdv3 n="15103">I<f t="bl">F euer at any time the greatnesse or
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-3"><bkdv3 n="15104">excellency of any matter spirituall or
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-4"><bkdv3 n="15105">temporall hath stirred vp your mindes
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-5"><bkdv3 n="15106">to giue diligent care (good Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-6"><bkdv3 n="15107">people, and welbeloued in our Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-7"><bkdv3 n="15108">and Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>) I doubt
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-8"><bkdv3 n="15109">not but that I shall haue you now at
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-9"><bkdv3 n="15110">this present season most diligent and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-10"><bkdv3 n="15111">ready hearers, of the matter which I
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-11"><bkdv3 n="15112">haue at this time to open vnto you. For
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-12"><bkdv3 n="15113">I come to declare that great and most
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-13"><bkdv3 n="15114">comfortable Article of our Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-14"><bkdv3 n="15115">Religion and fayth, the Resurrection of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-15"><bkdv3 n="15116">our Lord <name t="ps">Iesus</name>. So great surely is the matter of this Article, and of so
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-16"><bkdv3 n="15117">great wayght and importance, that it was thought worthy to keepe our
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-17"><bkdv3 n="15118">sayd Sauiour still on earth forty dayes after hee was risen from death
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-18"><bkdv3 n="15119">to life, to the confirmation and establishment thereof in the hearts of his
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-19"><bkdv3 n="15120">Disciples. So that (as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> clearely <app>test fieth <rdg resp="IL">testifieth<wit></rdg></app> in the first Chapter
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-20"><bkdv3 n="15121">Actes of the Apostles) he was conuersant with his Disciples by the space
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-21"><bkdv3 n="15122">of <app>fo ty <rdg resp="IL">forty</rdg></app>dayes continually together, to the intent he would in his person,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-22"><bkdv3 n="15123">being now glorified, teach and instruct them, which should bee the teach{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-23"><bkdv3 n="15124">ers of other, fully and in most absolute and perfect wise, the trueth of this
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-24"><bkdv3 n="15125">most Christian Article, which is the ground and foundation of our whole
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-25"><bkdv3 n="15126">Religion, before he would ascend vp to his father into the heauens, there
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-26"><bkdv3 n="15127">to receiue the glory of his most triumphant conquest and victory. Assu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-27"><bkdv3 n="15128">redly, so highly comfortable is this Article to our consciences, that it is
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-28"><bkdv3 n="15129">euen the very locke and key of all our Christian Religion and fayth. If it

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15130"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 15.14-20">
<bkdv3 n="15131"><f t="r">1.Cor.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-29"><bkdv3 n="15132">were not true (sayth the holy Apostle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) that <name t="ps">Christ</name> rose againe: then
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-30"><bkdv3 n="15133">our preaching were in vaine, your fayth which you haue receiued were
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-31"><bkdv3 n="15134">but voyd, ye were yet in the danger of your sinnes. If <name t="ps">Christ</name> be not risen

<bkdv3 n="15135"><fw t="catch">againe</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="15136"><f t="r"><fw t=page>190</fw><fw t="header">The Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-32"><bkdv3 n="15137">againe (sayth the Apostle) then are they in very euill case, and vtterly pe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-33"><bkdv3 n="15138">rished, that be entred their sleepe in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, then are wee the most misera{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-34"><bkdv3 n="15139">ble of all men, which haue our hope fixed in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, if he be yet vnder the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-35"><bkdv3 n="15140">power of death, and as yet not restored to his blisse againe. But now hee
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-36"><bkdv3 n="15141">is risen againe from death (sayth the Apostle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) to be the first fruites of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-37"><bkdv3 n="15142">them that be asleepe, to the intent to rayse them to euerlasting life again:
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-38"><bkdv3 n="15143">Yea if it were not true that <name t="ps">Christ</name> is risen againe, then were it neither
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-39"><bkdv3 n="15144">true that he is ascended vp to heauen, nor that hee sent downe from hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-40"><bkdv3 n="15145">uen vnto vs the holy Ghost, nor that hee sitteth on the right hand of his
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-41"><bkdv3 n="15146">heauenly Father, hauing the rule of heauen and earth, raigning (as the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15147"><cit work="OT. Psalms 72.8">
<bkdv3 n="15148"><f t="r">Psal.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-42"><bkdv3 n="15149">Prophet sayth) from sea to sea, nor that he should after this world, be the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-43"><bkdv3 n="15150">Iudge aswell of the liuing as of the dead, to giue reward to the good, and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-44"><bkdv3 n="15151">iudgement to the euill. That these linkes therefore of our fayth should all
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-45"><bkdv3 n="15152">hang together in stedfast establishment and confirmation, it pleased our
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-46"><bkdv3 n="15153">Sauiour not straightway to withdraw himselfe from the bodily presence
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-47"><bkdv3 n="15154">and sight of his Disciples, but he chose out forty dayes, wherein he would
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-48"><bkdv3 n="15155">declare vnto them, by manifold and most strong arguments and tokens,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-49"><bkdv3 n="15156">that he had conquered death, and that he was also truly risen again to life.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15157"><cit work="NT. Luke 24.27">
<bkdv3 n="15158"><f t="r">Luke 24.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-50"><bkdv3 n="15159">He began (sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl">) at <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl"> |&| all the Prophets, and expounded vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-51"><bkdv3 n="15160">them the Prophesies that were written in all the Scriptures of him, to
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-52"><bkdv3 n="15161">the intent to confirme the trueth of his resurrection, long before spoken
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-53"><bkdv3 n="15162">of: which he verified indeed, as it is declared very apparantly and mani{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-54"><bkdv3 n="15163">festly, by his oft appearance to sundry persons at sundry times. First, he

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15164"><cit work="NT. Matthew 28.5-6">
<bkdv3 n="15165"><f t="r">Matth. 28.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-55"><bkdv3 n="15166">sent his Angels to the Sepulchre, who did shew vnto certaine women
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-56"><bkdv3 n="15167">the empty graue, sauing that the buriall linnen remayned therein. And
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-57"><bkdv3 n="15168">by these signes were these women fully instructed, that hee was risen a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-58"><bkdv3 n="15169">gaine, and so did they testifie it openly. After this, <name t="ps">Iesus</name> himselfe appea{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15170"><cit work="NT. John 20.16">
<bkdv3 n="15171"><f t="r">Iohn 20.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-59"><bkdv3 n="15172">red to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Mary Magdalene</name><f t="bl">, and after that to certaine other women, |&| straight
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-60"><bkdv3 n="15173">afterward he appeared to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">, then to the two Disciples, which were
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-61"><bkdv3 n="15174">going to <name t="pl">Emaus</name>. He appeared to the Disciples also, as they were gathe{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15175"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 15.6-7"><f t="r">1.Cor.15.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15176"><cit work="NT. Luke 24.13-15">Luke 24.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-62"><bkdv3 n="15177">red together, for feare of the Iewes, the doore shut. At another time hee
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-63"><bkdv3 n="15178">was seene at the <name t="pl">sea of Tiberias</name> of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Thomas</name><f t="bl">, and of other Disci{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15179"><cit work="NT. John 21.1, 4">
<bkdv3 n="15180"><f t="r">Iohn 21.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-64"><bkdv3 n="15181">ples, when they were fishing. Hee was seene of more then fiue hundred
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-65"><bkdv3 n="15182">brethren in the <name t="pl">mount of Galile</name>, where <name t="ps">Iesus</name> appoynted them to bee by
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-66"><bkdv3 n="15183">his Angel, when he sayd, Behold, he shall go before you into <name t="pl">Galile</name>, there
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-67"><bkdv3 n="15184">shall ye see him as he hath sayd vnto you. After this hee appeared vnto

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15185"><cit work="NT. Acts 1.9">
<bkdv3 n="15186"><f t="r">Acts 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-68"><bkdv3 n="15187"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl">, and last of all he was visiblie seene of all the Apostles, at such time
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-69"><bkdv3 n="15188">as he was taken vp into heauen. Thus at sundry times he shewed him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-70"><bkdv3 n="15189">selfe after he was risen againe, to confirme and stablish this Article. And
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-71"><bkdv3 n="15190">in these reuelations sometime he shewed them his hands, his feet, and his
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-72"><bkdv3 n="15191">side, and bade them touch him, that they should not take him for a ghost
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-73"><bkdv3 n="15192">or a spirit. Sometime he also did eat with them, but euer hee was tal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-74"><bkdv3 n="15193">king with them of the euerlasting kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to assure the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15194"><cit work="NT. Luke 24.45-47">
<bkdv3 n="15195"><f t="r">Luke 24.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-75"><bkdv3 n="15196">trueth of his resurrection. For then he opened their vnderstanding, that
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-76"><bkdv3 n="15197">they might perceiue the Scriptures, and sayd vnto them: Thus it is
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-77"><bkdv3 n="15198">written, and thus it behooued <name t="ps">Christ</name> to suffer, and to rise from death the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-78"><bkdv3 n="15199">third day, and that there should be preached openly in his name pardon

<bkdv3 n="15279"><fw t="catch">and</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="15201"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Resurrection.</fw><fw t=page>191</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-80"><bkdv3 n="15202">and remission of sinnes to all the Nations of the world. Yee see (good
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-81"><bkdv3 n="15203">Christian people) how necessary this Article of our faith is, seeing it
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-82"><bkdv3 n="15204">was prooued of <name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe by such euident reasons and tokens, by
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-83"><bkdv3 n="15205">so long time and space. Now therefore as our Sauiour was dili{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-84"><bkdv3 n="15206">gent for our comfort and instruction to declare it: so let vs be as ready
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-85"><bkdv3 n="15207">in our beliefe to receiue it to our comfort and instruction. As he died not
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-86"><bkdv3 n="15208">for himselfe, no more did he rise againe for himselfe. He was dead (sayth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15209"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 15.3-4">
<bkdv3 n="15210"><f t="r">1.Cor.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-87"><bkdv3 n="15211">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) for our sinnes, and rose againe for our iustification. O most
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-88"><bkdv3 n="15212">comfortable word, euermore to be borne in remembrance. He died (saith
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-89"><bkdv3 n="15213">he) to put away sinne, hee rose againe to endow vs with righteousnesse.
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-90"><bkdv3 n="15214">His death tooke away sinne and malediction, his death was the ransome
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-91"><bkdv3 n="15215">of them both, his death destroyed death, and ouercame the deuill, which
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-92"><bkdv3 n="15216">had the power of death in his subiection, his death destroyed hell, with all
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-93"><bkdv3 n="15217">the damnation thereof. Thus is death swallowed vp by <name t="ps">Christs</name> victory,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-94"><bkdv3 n="15218">thus is hell spoyled for euer. If any man doubt of this victory, let
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-95"><bkdv3 n="15219"><name t="ps">Christs</name> glorious resurrection declare him the thing. If death could not
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-96"><bkdv3 n="15220">keepe <name t="ps">Christ</name> vnder his dominion and power, but that he arose againe, it
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-97"><bkdv3 n="15221">is manifest that his power was ouercome. If death bee conquered, then
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-98"><bkdv3 n="15222">must it follow that sinne, wherefore death was appoynted as the wages,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-99"><bkdv3 n="15223">must bee also destroyed. If death and sinne be vanished away, then is the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-100"><bkdv3 n="15224">deuils tyranny vanished, which had the power of death, and was the au{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-101"><bkdv3 n="15225">thor and brewer of sinne, and the ruler of hell. If <name t="ps">Christ</name> had the victory
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-102"><bkdv3 n="15226">of them all by the power of his death, and openly prooued it <app>bp <rdg resp="IL">by</rdg></app>his most
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-103"><bkdv3 n="15227">victorious and valiant resurrection (as it was not possible for his great
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-104"><bkdv3 n="15228">might to bee subdued of them) and it is true, that <name t="ps">Christ</name> dyed for our
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-105"><bkdv3 n="15229">sinnes, and rose againe for our iustification: Why may not wee, that bee
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-106"><bkdv3 n="15230">his members by true faith, reioyce and boldly say with the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Osee</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-107"><bkdv3 n="15231">and the Apostle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, Where is thy dart, O death? Where is thy victory,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-108"><bkdv3 n="15232">O hell? Thankes be vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, say they, which hath giuen vs the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-109"><bkdv3 n="15233">victory by our Lord <name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name>.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-110"><bkdv3 n="15234">This mighty conquest of his resurrection, was not onely signified be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14:1;111><bkdv3 n="15235">fore by diuers figures of the <cit work=""OT">olde Testament</cit>, as by <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sampson</name><f t="bl"> when hee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15236"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 17.35, 49">
<bkdv3 n="15237"><f t="r">1.Reg.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-112"><bkdv3 n="15238">slew the Lion, out of whose mouth came sweetenesse and hony, and as
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-113"><bkdv3 n="15239"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> bare his figure when hee deliuered the lambe out of the Lyons
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-114"><bkdv3 n="15240">mouth, and when he ouercame and slew the great Gyant <f t="r"><name t="ps">Goliah</name><f t="bl">, and as
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-115"><bkdv3 n="15241">when <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ionas</name><f t="bl"> was swallowed vp in the Whales mouth, and cast vp againe

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15242"><cit work="OT. Jonas 1.17">
<bkdv3 n="15243"><f t="r">Ionas 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-116"><bkdv3 n="15244">on land aliue: but was also most clearely prophesied by the Prophets of
<ttdv4 n="II.14:1;117><bkdv3 n="15245">the <cit work=""OT">old Testament</cit>, and in <cit work="NT">the new</cit> also confirmed by the Apostles. He hath

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15246"><cit work="NT. Colossians 2.15">
<bkdv3 n="15247"><f t="r">Colos.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-118"><bkdv3 n="15248">spoyled, saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, rule and power, and all the dominion of our
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-119"><bkdv3 n="15249">spirituall enemies. Hee hath made a shew of them openly, and hath
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-120"><bkdv3 n="15250">triumphed ouer them in his owne person. This is the mighty power of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-121"><bkdv3 n="15251">the Lord, whom we beleeue on. By his death, hath hee wrought for vs
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-122"><bkdv3 n="15252">this victory, and by his resurrection, hath hee purchased euerlasting life
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-123"><bkdv3 n="15253">and righteousnes for vs. It had not beene enough to bee deliuered by his
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-124"><bkdv3 n="15254">death from sinne, except by his resurrection wee had beene endowed with
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-125"><bkdv3 n="15255">righteousnesse. And it should not auaile vs to be deliuered from death, ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-126"><bkdv3 n="15256">cept he had risen againe, to open for vs the gates of heauen, to enter into

<bkdv3 n="15257"><fw t="catch">life</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="192" sig="Qq6v" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="15258"><f t="r"><fw t=page>192</fw><fw t="header">The Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15259"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1:3-5">
<bkdv3 n="15260"><f t="r">Pet.1</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-127"><bkdv3 n="15261">life euerlasting. And therefore Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> thanketh <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-128"><bkdv3 n="15262">ther of our Lord <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> for his aboundant mercy, because hee hath
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-129"><bkdv3 n="15263">begotten vs (sayth hee) vnto a liuely hope by the resurrection of <name t="ps">Ie{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-130"><bkdv3 n="15264">sus Christ</name> from death, to enioy an inheritance immortall, that neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-131"><bkdv3 n="15265">shall perish, which is layd vp in heauen for them that bee kept by the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-132"><bkdv3 n="15266">power of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> through faith. Thus hath his resurrection wrought
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-133"><bkdv3 n="15267">for vs life and righteousnes. He passed through death |&| hell, to the intent
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-134"><bkdv3 n="15268">to put vs in good hope, that by his strength we shall doe the same. He payd
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-135"><bkdv3 n="15269">the ransome of sinne, that it should not be laid to our charge. He destroyed
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-136"><bkdv3 n="15270">the deuill and all his tyranny, and openly triumphed ouer him, and tooke
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-137"><bkdv3 n="15271">away from him all his captiues, and hath raised and set them with him{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15272"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.6">
<bkdv3 n="15273"><f t="r">Ephes.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-138"><bkdv3 n="15274">selfe among the heauenly Citizens aboue. He dyed, to destroy the rule of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-139"><bkdv3 n="15275">the deuill in vs: and he rose againe, to send downe his holy Spirit to rule
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-140"><bkdv3 n="15276">in our hearts, to endow vs with perfect righteousnesse. Thus it is true

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15277"><cit work="OT. Psalms 85.11">
<bkdv3 n="15278"><f t="r">Psalm.84.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-141"><bkdv3 n="15279">that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> sung, <lang t="l"><f t="r">Veritas de terra orta est, |&| iustitia de c&oe;lo prospexit.<f t="bl"><lang t="e> The
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-142"><bkdv3 n="15280">trueth of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> promise is in earth to man declared, or from the earth

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15281"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 4.8">
<bkdv3 n="15282"><f t="r">Ephes.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-143"><bkdv3 n="15283">is the euerlasting veritie <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Sonne risen to life, and the true righte{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15284">Captiuam
<bkdv3 n="15285">duxit capti{\-}
<bkdv3 n="15286">uitatem. <f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-144"><bkdv3 n="15287">ousnesse of the holy Ghost looking out of heauen, and in most liberall lar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-145"><bkdv3 n="15288">ges dealt vpon all the world. Thus is glory and prayse rebounded vp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-146"><bkdv3 n="15289">wards to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> aboue, for his mercy |&| trueth. And thus is peace come
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-147"><bkdv3 n="15290">downe from heauen to men of good and faithfull hearts. Thus is mercy

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15291"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.14">
<bkdv3 n="15292"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-148"><bkdv3 n="15293">and trueth as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> writeth, together mette, thus is peace and righteous{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15294"><cit work="OT. Psalms 85.10">
<bkdv3 n="15295"><f t="r">Psalm.48.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-149"><bkdv3 n="15296">nesse imbracing and kissing ech other. If thou doubtest of so great wealth

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15297">Misericor{\-}
<bkdv3 n="15298">dia |&| veri{\-}
<bkdv3 n="15299">tas obuiaue{\-}
<bkdv3 n="153150">runt sibi. <f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-151"><bkdv3 n="15301">and felicity that is wrought for thee, O man, call to thy minde that there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-152"><bkdv3 n="15302">fore hast thou receiued into thine owne possession the euerlasting veritie
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-153"><bkdv3 n="15303">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to confirme to thy conscience the trueth of all
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-154"><bkdv3 n="15304">this matter. Thou hast receiued him, if in true faith and repentance of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-155"><bkdv3 n="15305">heart thou hast receiued him: If in purpose of amendment, thou hast re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-156"><bkdv3 n="15306">ceiued him for an euerlasting gage or pledge of thy saluation. Thou hast
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-157"><bkdv3 n="15307">receiued his body which was once broken, and his blood which was
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-158"><bkdv3 n="15308">shedde for the remission of thy sinne. Thou hast receiued his body, to
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-159"><bkdv3 n="15309">haue within thee the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost, for to dwell
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-160"><bkdv3 n="15310">with thee, to endow thee with grace, to strength thee against thine
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-161"><bkdv3 n="15311">enemies, and to comfort thee with their presence. Thou hast receiued
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-162"><bkdv3 n="15312">his body to endow thee with euerlasting righteousnesse, to assure thee of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-163"><bkdv3 n="15313">euerlasting blisse, and life of thy soule. For with <name t="ps">Christ</name> by true faith art

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15314"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.1-2">
<bkdv3 n="15315"><f t="r">Ephes.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-164"><bkdv3 n="15316">thou quickened againe (saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) from death of sinne, to life of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-165"><bkdv3 n="15317">grace, and in hope translated from corporall and euerlasting death, to the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-166"><bkdv3 n="15318">euerlasting life of glory in heauen, where now thy conuersation should
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-167"><bkdv3 n="15319">bee, and thy heart and desire set. Doubt not of the trueth of this matter,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-168"><bkdv3 n="15320">how great and high soeuer these things be. It becommeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to doe
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-169"><bkdv3 n="15321">no small deedes, how impossible soeuer they seeme to thee. Pray to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-170"><bkdv3 n="15322">that thou mayest haue faith to perceiue this great mysterie of <name t="ps">Christs</name> re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-171"><bkdv3 n="15323">surrection: that by faith thou mayest certainely beleeue nothing to bee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15324"><cit work="NT. Luke 18.27">
<bkdv3 n="15325"><f t="r">Luke 18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-172"><bkdv3 n="15326">impossible with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Onely bring thou faith to <name t="ps">Christs</name> holy word
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-173"><bkdv3 n="15327">and Sacrament. Let thy repentance shew thy faith, let thy purpose of a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-174"><bkdv3 n="15328">mendment |&| obedience of thy heart to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> law, hereafter declare thy

<bkdv3 n="15329"><fw t="catch">true</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="27" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="193" sig="Rr1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="15330"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Resurrection.</fw><fw t=page>193</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-175"><bkdv3 n="15331">true beleefe. Endeuour thy selfe to say with Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, From hence{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-176"><bkdv3 n="15332">foorth our conuersation is in heauen, from whence wee looke for a Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-177"><bkdv3 n="15333">uiour, euen the Lord <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, which shall change our vile bodies,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-178"><bkdv3 n="15334">that they may be fashioned like his glorious body, which hee shall
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-179"><bkdv3 n="15335">doe by the same power whereby he rose from death, and whereby he shall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15336"><cit work="NT. Philippians 3.20-21"><f t="r">Phil.4.</cit><f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-180"><bkdv3 n="15337">bee able to subdue all things vnto himselfe. Thus (good Christian peo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-181"><bkdv3 n="15338">ple) forasmuch as yee haue heard these so great and excellent benefites of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-182"><bkdv3 n="15339"><name t="ps">Christes</name> mighty and glorious resurrection, as how that hee hath ranso-{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-183"><bkdv3 n="15340">med sinne, ouercome the diuell, death, and hell, and hath victoriously
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-184"><bkdv3 n="15341">gotten the better hand of them all, to make vs free and safe from them,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-185"><bkdv3 n="15342">and knowing that we bee by this benefite of his resurrection risen with
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-186"><bkdv3 n="15343">him by our faith, vnto life euerlasting, being in full surety of our hope,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-187"><bkdv3 n="15344">that wee shall haue our bodies likewise raised againe from death, to haue
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-188"><bkdv3 n="15345">them glorified in immortalitie, and ioyned to his glorious body, hauing
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-189"><bkdv3 n="15346">in the meane while this holy spirit within our heartes as a seale and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-190"><bkdv3 n="15347">pledge of our euerlasting inheritance. By whose assistance we be reple{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-191"><bkdv3 n="15348">nished with all righteousnesse, by whose power we shall bee able to sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-192"><bkdv3 n="15349">due all our euill affections, rising against the pleasure of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. These
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-193"><bkdv3 n="15350">things, I say, well considered, let vs now in the rest of our life de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-194"><bkdv3 n="15351">clare our faith that we haue in this most fruitfull article, by framing our
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-195"><bkdv3 n="15352">selues thereunto, in rising dayly from sinne, to righteousnesse and holi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-196"><bkdv3 n="15353">nesse of life. For what shall it auaile vs (saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">) to bee esca{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15354"><cit work="NT. 2 Peter 2.20-22"><f t="r">2.Pet.2.</cit><f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-197"><bkdv3 n="15355">ped and deliuered from the filthinesse of the world, through the know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-198"><bkdv3 n="15356">ledge of the Lord and Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, if wee be intangled againe
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-199"><bkdv3 n="15357">therewith, and bee ouercome againe? Certainely it had beene better
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-200"><bkdv3 n="15358">(saith hee) neuer to haue knowne the way of righteousnesse, then after
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-201"><bkdv3 n="15359">it is knowne and receiued, to turne backe againe from the holy Com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-202"><bkdv3 n="15360">mandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giuen vnto vs. For so shall the prouerbe haue
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-203"><bkdv3 n="15361">place in vs, where it is said: The dogge is returned to his vomit againe,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-204"><bkdv3 n="15362">and the Sowe that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire againe.
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-205"><bkdv3 n="15363">What a shame were it for vs, being thus so clearely and freely wa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-206"><bkdv3 n="15364">shed from our sinne, to returne to the filthinesse thereof againe? What
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-207"><bkdv3 n="15365">a follie were it, thus endowed with righteousnesse, to loose it againe?
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-208"><bkdv3 n="15366">What madnesse were it to loose the inheritance that wee bee now set in,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-209"><bkdv3 n="15367">for the vile and transitorie pleasure of sinne? And what an vnkindnesse
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-210"><bkdv3 n="15368">should it bee, where our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> of his mercie is come to vs, to
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-211"><bkdv3 n="15369">dwell with vs as our ghest, to driue him from vs, and to banish him vi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-212"><bkdv3 n="15370">olently out of our soules, and in stead of him in whom is all grace and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-213"><bkdv3 n="15371">vertue, to receiue the vngracious spirit of the diuell, the founder of all
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-214"><bkdv3 n="15372">naughtinesse and mischiefe. How can wee finde in our heartes to shew
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-215"><bkdv3 n="15373">such extreme vnkindnesse to <name t="ps">Christ</name>, which hath now entred within vs?
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-216"><bkdv3 n="15374">yea, how dare wee be so bold to renounce the presence of the Father, the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-217"><bkdv3 n="15375">Sonne and the holy Ghost? (For where one is, there is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> all whole
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-218"><bkdv3 n="15376">in Maiestie, together with all his power, wisedome, and goodnesse) and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-219"><bkdv3 n="15377">feare not I say the danger and perill of so traiterous a defiance and de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-220"><bkdv3 n="15378">parture? Good Christian brethren and sisters, aduise your selues, con{\-}

<bkdv3 n="15379"><fw t="sig">Rr</fw><fw t="catch">sider</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="194" sig="Rr1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="15380"><f t="r"><fw t=page>194</fw><fw t="header">The Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-221"><bkdv3 n="15381">sider the dignity that yee bee now set in, let no folly loose the thing that
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-222"><bkdv3 n="15382">grace hath so preciously offered and purchased, let not wilfulnesse and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15383"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 6.11"> <f t="r">Ephes.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-223"><bkdv3 n="15384">blindnesse put out so great light that is now shewed vnto you. Onely
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-224"><bkdv3 n="15385">take good heartes vnto you, and put vpon you all the armour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-225"><bkdv3 n="15386">that yee may stand against your enemies, which would againe subdue

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15387"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.18-20"><f t="r">1.Pet.1<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-226"><bkdv3 n="15388">you, and bring you into their thraldome. Remember ye bee bought from
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-227"><bkdv3 n="15389">your vaine conuersation, and that your freedome is purchased neither
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-228"><bkdv3 n="15390">with gold nor siluer, but with the price of the precious Blood of that
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-229"><bkdv3 n="15391">innocent Lambe <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, which was ordained to the same purpose
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-230"><bkdv3 n="15392">before the world was made. But hee was so declared in the latter time
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-231"><bkdv3 n="15393">of grace, for your sakes which by him haue your faith in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-232"><bkdv3 n="15394">hath raised him from death, and hath giuen him glory, that you should
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-233"><bkdv3 n="15395">haue your faith and hope towards <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Therefore as you haue hither{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-234"><bkdv3 n="15396">to followed the vaine lustes of your mindes, and so displeased <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-235"><bkdv3 n="15397">the danger of our soules: So now, like obedient children thus purified
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-236"><bkdv3 n="15398">by faith, giue your selues to walke that way which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> mooueth
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-237"><bkdv3 n="15399">you to, that ye may receiue the end of your faith, the saluation of your
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-238"><bkdv3 n="15400">soules. And as yee haue giuen your bodies to vnrighteousnesse, to sinne

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15401"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.9"> <f t="r">1.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-239"><bkdv3 n="15402">after sinne: so now giue your selues to righteousnesse, to bee sanctified

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15403"><cit work="NT. Romans 6.19"> <f t="r">Rom.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-240"><bkdv3 n="15404">therein. If yee delight in this Article of our faith, that <name t="ps">Christ</name> is risen a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-241"><bkdv3 n="15405">gaine from the death to life: then follow you the example of his resurrec{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15406"><cit work="NT. Romans 6.4"> <f t="r">Rom.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-242"><bkdv3 n="15407">tion, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> exhorteth vs, saying: As we be buried with <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-243"><bkdv3 n="15408">by our Baptisme into death, so let vs dayly die to sinne, mortifying and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-244"><bkdv3 n="15409">killing the euill desires and motions thereof. And as <name t="ps">Christ</name> was raysed
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-245"><bkdv3 n="15410">vp from death by the glory of the Father, so let vs rise to a new life, and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-246"><bkdv3 n="15411">walke continually therein, that wee may likewise as naturall children
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-247"><bkdv3 n="15412">liue a conuersation to mooue men to glorifie our Father which is in hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-248"><bkdv3 n="15413">uen. If wee then be risen with <name t="ps">Christ</name> by our faith to the hope of euerla{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15414"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.16"> <f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-249"><bkdv3 n="15415">sting life: let vs rise also with <name t="ps">Christ</name>, after his example, to a new life,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-250"><bkdv3 n="15416">|&| leaue our olde. We shall then be truely risen, if we seeke for things that
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-251"><bkdv3 n="15417">be heauenly, if we haue our affection on things that be aboue, and not on
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-252"><bkdv3 n="15418">things that bee on the earth. If yee desire to know what these earthly
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-253"><bkdv3 n="15419">things bee which yee should put off, and what bee the heauenly thinges
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-254"><bkdv3 n="15420">aboue, that yee should seeke and ensue, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> in the Epistle to the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15421"><cit work="NT. Colossians 3.1-2, 5-9"> <f t="r">Coloss.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-255"><bkdv3 n="15422">Colossians declareth, when he exhorteth vs thus. Mortifie your earthly
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-256"><bkdv3 n="15423">members and old affection of sinne, as fornication, vncleannesse, vnna{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-257"><bkdv3 n="15424">turall lust, euill concupiscence, and couetousnes, which is worshipping
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-258"><bkdv3 n="15425">of idolles, for the which thinges, the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is wont to fall
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-259"><bkdv3 n="15426">on the children of vnbeliefe, in which things once yee walked, when yee
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-260"><bkdv3 n="15427">liued in them. But now put yee also away from you, wrath fiercenesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-261"><bkdv3 n="15428">maliciousnesse, cursed speaking, filthy speaking, out of your mouthes. Lye
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-262"><bkdv3 n="15429">not one to another, that the olde man with his workes be put off, and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-263"><bkdv3 n="15430">the new bee put on. These bee the earthly thinges which Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-264"><bkdv3 n="15431">mooued you to cast from you, and to plucke your heartes from them. For
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-265"><bkdv3 n="15432">in following these, yee declare your selues earthly and worldly. These
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-266"><bkdv3 n="15433">bee the fruites of the earthly <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name><f t="bl">. These should you dayly kill, by good
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-267"><bkdv3 n="15434">diligence, in withstanding the desires of them, that yee might rise to

<bkdv3 n="15435"><fw t="catch">righte{\-}</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="195" sig="Rr2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="15436"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Resurrection.</fw><fw t=page>195</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-268"><bkdv3 n="15437">righteousnesse. Let your affection from hencefoorth bee set on heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-269"><bkdv3 n="15438">things, sue and search for mercie, kindenesse, meekenesse, patience, for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-270"><bkdv3 n="15439">bearing one another, and forgiuing one another. If any man haue a
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-271"><bkdv3 n="15440">quarell to another, as <name t="ps">Christ</name> forgaue you, euen so doe yee. If these
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-272"><bkdv3 n="15441">and such other heauenly vertues ye ensue in the residue of your life, ye shal
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-273"><bkdv3 n="15442">shew plainely that yee bee risen with <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and that ye bee the heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-274"><bkdv3 n="15443">children of your Father in heauen, from whom, as from the giuer, com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-275"><bkdv3 n="15444">meth these graces and giftes. Yee shall prooue by this maner, that your
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-276"><bkdv3 n="15445">conuersation is in heauen, where your hope is: and not on earth, follow{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-277"><bkdv3 n="15446">ing the beastly appetites of the flesh. Yee must consider that yee be there{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15447"><cit work="NT. James 1.17"> <f t="r">Iames 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-278"><bkdv3 n="15448">fore cleansed and renued, that ye should from hencefoorth serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15449"><cit work="NT. Philippians 3.20"> <f t="r">Philip.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-279"><bkdv3 n="15450">in holinesse and righteousnesse all the dayes of your liues, that yee may
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-280"><bkdv3 n="15451">raigne with them in euerlasting life. If ye refuse so great grace, where{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15452"><cit work="NT. Luke 1.74-75"> <f t="r">Luke 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-281"><bkdv3 n="15453">to ye bee called, what other thing doe ye, then heape to you damnation
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-282"><bkdv3 n="15454">more and more, and so prouoke <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to cast his displeasure vnto you,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-283"><bkdv3 n="15455">and to reuenge this mockage of his holy Sacraments in so great abu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-284"><bkdv3 n="15456">sing of them? Apply your selues (good friendes) to liue in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, that
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-285"><bkdv3 n="15457"><name t="ps">Christ</name> may still liue in you, whose fauour and assistance if ye haue, then
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-286"><bkdv3 n="15458">haue yee euerlasting life already within you, then can nothing hurt you.
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-287"><bkdv3 n="15459">Whatsoeuer is hitherto done and committed, <name t="ps">Christ</name> yee see hath offered
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-288"><bkdv3 n="15460">you pardon, and clearely receiued you to his fauour againe, in full sure{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15461"><cit work="NT. John 5.24"> <f t="r">Iohn.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-289"><bkdv3 n="15462">tie whereof, yee haue him now inhabiting and dwelling within you.
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-290"><bkdv3 n="15463">Onely shew your selues thankeful in your liues, determine with your
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-291"><bkdv3 n="15464">selues to refuse and auoyde all such thinges in your conuersations as
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-292"><bkdv3 n="15465">should offend his eyes of mercy. Endeuour your selues that way to rise

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15466"><cit work="NT. Colossians 3.5"> <f t="r">Coloss.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-293"><bkdv3 n="15467">vp againe, which way ye fell into the well or pitte of sinne. If by your
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-294"><bkdv3 n="15468">tongue you haue offended, now thereby rise againe, and glorifie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-295"><bkdv3 n="15469">therewith, accustome it to laude and prayse the Name of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as ye
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-296"><bkdv3 n="15470">haue therewith dishonoured it. And as yee haue hurt the name of your
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-297"><bkdv3 n="15471">neighbour, or otherwise hindered him, so now intend to restore it to

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15472"><f t="i">Restitution. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-298"><bkdv3 n="15473">him againe. For without restitution, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> accepteth not your con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-299"><bkdv3 n="15474">fession, nor yet your repentance. It is not enough to forsake euill, ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-300"><bkdv3 n="15475">cept you set your courage to doe good. By what occasion soeuer you haue
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-301"><bkdv3 n="15476">offended, turne now the occasion to the honouring of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-302"><bkdv3 n="15477">fite of your neighbour. Trueth it is that sinne is strong, and affections

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15478"><cit work="OT. Psalms 36.1"> <f t="r">Psal.36.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-303"><bkdv3 n="15479">vnruly. Hard it is to subdue and resist our nature, so corrupt and leaue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-304"><bkdv3 n="15480">ned with the sower bitternesse of the poyson which we receiued by the in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-305"><bkdv3 n="15481">heritance of our old father <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name><f t="bl">. But yet take good courage, saith our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15482"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6"> <f t="r">Matth.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-306"><bkdv3 n="15483">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, for I haue ouercome the world, and all other enemies
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-307"><bkdv3 n="15484">for you. Sinne shall not haue power ouer you, for yee bee now vnder
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-308"><bkdv3 n="15485">grace, saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">. Though your power bee weake, yet <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-309"><bkdv3 n="15486">is risen againe to strengthen you in your battaile, his holy Spirit shall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15487"><cit work="NT. Romans 6.9"> <f t="r">Rom.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-310"><bkdv3 n="15488">helpe your infirmities. In trust of his mercy, take you in hand to purge

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15489"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.26"> <f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
<bkdv3 n="15490"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 5.7">1.Cor. 5.</cit><f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-311"><bkdv3 n="15491">this olde leauen of sinne, that corrupteth and sowreth the sweetenesse of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-312"><bkdv3 n="15492">our life before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that yee may bee as newe and fresh dow, voyde
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-313"><bkdv3 n="15493">of all sower leauen of wickednesse, so shall yee shew your selues to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-314"><bkdv3 n="15494">sweete bread to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that hee may haue his delight in you. I say

<bkdv3 n="15495"><fw t="sig">Rr 2</fw><fw t="catch">kill</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="196" sig="Rr2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="15496"><f t="r"><fw t=page>196</fw><fw t="header">The Sermon |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-315"><bkdv3 n="15497">kill |&| offer you vp the worldly and earthly affections of your bodies. For
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-316"><bkdv3 n="15498"><name t="ps">Christ</name> our Easter Lambe is offered vp for vs, to slay the power of sinne,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-317"><bkdv3 n="15499">to deliuer vs from the danger thereof, and to giue vs example to die to
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-318"><bkdv3 n="15500">sinne in our liues. As the Iewes did eate their Easter Lambe, and keepe
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-319"><bkdv3 n="15501">their feast in remembrance of their deliuerance out of Egypt: Euen so let
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-320"><bkdv3 n="15502">vs keepe our Easter feast in the thankefull remembrance of <name t="ps">Christes</name> bene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-321"><bkdv3 n="15503">fites, which he hath plentifully wrought for vs by his resurrection and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-322"><bkdv3 n="15504">passing to his Father, whereby we are deliuered from the captiuity and
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-323"><bkdv3 n="15505">thraldome of all our enemies. Let vs in like maner passe ouer the affecti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-324"><bkdv3 n="15506">ons of our olde conuersation, that we may be deliuered from the bondage

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15507"><cit work="OT. Exodus 12.15"> <f t="r">Exod.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-325"><bkdv3 n="15508">thereof, and rise with <name t="ps">Christ</name>. The Iewes kept their feast in abstaining
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-326"><bkdv3 n="15509">from leauened bread, by the space of seuen dayes. Let vs Christian folke
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-327"><bkdv3 n="15510">keepe our holy day in spirituall maner, that is, in absteining, not from
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-328"><bkdv3 n="15511">materiall leauened bread, but from the olde leauen of sinne, the leauen
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-329"><bkdv3 n="15512">of malitiousnesse and wickednesse. Let vs cast from vs the leauen of
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-330"><bkdv3 n="15513">corrupt doctrine, that will infect our soules. Let vs kepe our feast the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-331"><bkdv3 n="15514">whole terme of our life, with eating the bread of purenesse of godly life,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-332"><bkdv3 n="15515">and trueth of <name t="ps">Christes</name> doctrine. Thus shall wee declare that <name t="ps">Christes</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-333"><bkdv3 n="15516">giftes and graces haue their effect in vs, and that wee haue the right be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-334"><bkdv3 n="15517">liefe and knowledge of his holy resurrection: where truely if wee apply
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-335"><bkdv3 n="15518">our faith to the vertue thereof in our life, and conforme vs to the example
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-336"><bkdv3 n="15519">and signification meant thereby, wee shall be sure to rise hereafter
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-337"><bkdv3 n="15520">to euerlasting glory, by the goodnesse and mercy of our Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-338"><bkdv3 n="15521"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to whom with the Father and the
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-339"><bkdv3 n="15522">holy Ghost bee all glorie, thankesgiuing,
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-340"><bkdv3 n="15523">and prayse, <lang t="l"><f t="r">in infinita seculorum
<ttdv4 n="II.14.1-341"><bkdv3 n="15524">secula,<lang t="e"> Amen.

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