HOMILY ON THE WORTHY RECEIVING OF THE SACRAMENT

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<bkdv3 n="15527"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE OF THE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="15528">worthy receiuing and reuerend esteeming of
<bkdv3 n="15529">the Sacrament of the body and blood
<bkdv3 n="15530">of <name t="ps">Christ</name>.<f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-1"><bkdv3 n="15531">T<f t="bl">HE great loue of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-2"><bkdv3 n="15532">towards mankinde (good Christian peo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-3"><bkdv3 n="15533">ple) doth not onely appeare in that deare
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-4"><bkdv3 n="15534">bought benefit of our redemption and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-5"><bkdv3 n="15535">saluation by his death and passion, but
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-6"><bkdv3 n="15536">also in that he so kindely prouided, that
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-7"><bkdv3 n="15537">the same most mercifull worke might be
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-8"><bkdv3 n="15538">had in continuall remembrance, to take
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-9"><bkdv3 n="15539">some place in vs, and not bee frustrate of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-10"><bkdv3 n="15540">his end and purpose. For as tender pa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-11"><bkdv3 n="15541">rents are not content to procure for their
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-12"><bkdv3 n="15542">children costly possessions and liuelyhood,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-13"><bkdv3 n="15543">but take order that the same may be con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-14"><bkdv3 n="15544">serued and come to their vse: So our
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-15"><bkdv3 n="15545">Lord and Sauiour thought it not sufficient to purchase for vs his Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-16"><bkdv3 n="15546">thers fauour againe (which is that deepe fountaine of all goodnesse and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-17"><bkdv3 n="15547">eternall life) but also inuented the wayes most wisely, whereby they
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-18"><bkdv3 n="15548">might redound to our commodity and profit. Amongst the which means,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-19"><bkdv3 n="15549">is the publike celebration of the memory of his pretious death at the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-20"><bkdv3 n="15550">Lords table. Which although it seeme of small vertue to some, yet being
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-21"><bkdv3 n="15551">rightly done by the faythfull, it doeth not onely helpe their weakenesse
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-22"><bkdv3 n="15552">(who be by their poysoned nature readier to remember iniuries then be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-23"><bkdv3 n="15553">nefits) but strengtheneth |&| comforteth their inward man with peace and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-24"><bkdv3 n="15554">gladnesse, and maketh them thankefull to their redeemer, with diligent
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-25"><bkdv3 n="15555">care and godly conuersation. And as of olde time <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> decreed his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15556"><cit work="OT. Exodus 12.14"> <f t="r">Exod.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-26"><bkdv3 n="15557">wonderous benefits of the deliuerance of his people, to be kept in memo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-27"><bkdv3 n="15558">ry by the eating of the Passeouer, with his Rites and Ceremonies: So
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-28"><bkdv3 n="15559">our louing Sauiour hath ordeyned and established the remembrance of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-29"><bkdv3 n="15560">his great mercy expressed in his passion, in the institution of his heauenly

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15561"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.26-28"><f t="i">M<f t="r">atth.26.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15562"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.21">1.Cor.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-30"><bkdv3 n="15563">Supper, where euery one of vs must be ghestes, and not gazers, eaters,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-31"><bkdv3 n="15564">and not lookers, feeding our selues, and not hiring other to feed for vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-32"><bkdv3 n="15565">that we may liue by our owne meat, and not to perish for hunger, whiles

<bkdv3 n="15566"><fw t="sig">Rr 3</fw><fw t="catch">other</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="198" sig="Rr3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="15567"><f t="r"><fw t=page>198</fw><fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-33"><bkdv3 n="15568">other deuour all. To this, his commandement forceth vs, saying, Do ye

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15569"><cit work="NT. Luke 22.17"><f t="r">Luke 11.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15570"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.24-25">1. Cor 6.<f t="i"></cit>
<bkdv3 n="15571"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.28">M<f t="r">atth.26.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-34"><bkdv3 n="15572">this, drinke yee all of this. To this, his promise entiseth, This is my bo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-35"><bkdv3 n="15573">dy which is giuen for you, this is my blood which is shed for you. So
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-36"><bkdv3 n="15574">then of necessity we must be our selues partakers of this table, and not
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-37"><bkdv3 n="15575">beholders of other: So wee must addresse our selues to frequent the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-38"><bkdv3 n="15576">same in reuerent and comely maner, lest as Physicke prouided for the bo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-39"><bkdv3 n="15577">dy, being misused, more hurteth then profiteth: so this comfortable me{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-40"><bkdv3 n="15578">dicine of the soule vndecently receiued, tendeth to our greater harme and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15579"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.29"> <f t="r">1.Cor.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-41"><bkdv3 n="15580">sorrow. And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayth: He that eateth and drinketh vnworthily,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-42"><bkdv3 n="15581">eateth and drinketh his owne damnation. Wherefore, that it be not sayd

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15582"><cit work="NT. Matthew 22.12"> <f t="r">Matth. 22.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-43"><bkdv3 n="15583">to vs, as it was to the ghest of that great Supper,<f t="r"> Friend, how camest thou
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-44"><bkdv3 n="15584">in, not hauing the mariage garment?<f t="bl"> And that wee may fruitfully vse Saint

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15585"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.28"> <f t="r">1.Cor.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-45"><bkdv3 n="15586"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name><f t="bl"> counsell, <f t="r">Let a man prooue himselfe, and so eate of that bread, and drinke
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-46"><bkdv3 n="15587">of that cuppe:<f t="bl"> We must certainely know, that three things bee requisite in
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-47"><bkdv3 n="15588">him which would seemely, as becommeth such high mysteries, resort
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-48"><bkdv3 n="15589">to the Lordes table. That is: First, a right and worthy estimation and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-49"><bkdv3 n="15590">vnderstanding of this mysterie. Secondly, to come in a sure faith.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-50"><bkdv3 n="15591">And thirdly, to haue newnesse or purenesse of life to succeede the receiuing
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-51"><bkdv3 n="15592">of the same.
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-52"><bkdv3 n="15593">But before all other things, this we must bee sure of especially, that
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-53"><bkdv3 n="15594">this Supper be in such wise done and ministred, as our Lord and Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-54"><bkdv3 n="15595">our did, and commanded to bee done, as his holy Apostles vsed it, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-55"><bkdv3 n="15596">good Fathers in the Primitiue Church frequented it. For (as that wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-56"><bkdv3 n="15597">thy man Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl"> sayth) he is vnworthy of the Lord, that other{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-57"><bkdv3 n="15598">wise doeth celebrate that mystery, then it was deliuered by him. Neither
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-58"><bkdv3 n="15599">can he be deuout, that otherwise doth presume then it was giuen by the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-59"><bkdv3 n="15600">authour. We must then take heed, lest of the memory, it be made a sacrifice,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-60"><bkdv3 n="15601">lest of a communion, it be made a priuate eating, lest of two partes, we
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-61"><bkdv3 n="15602">haue but one, lest applying it for the dead, we lose the fruit that be aliue.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-62"><bkdv3 n="15603">Let vs rather in these matters follow the aduice of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cyprian</name><f t="bl"> in the like ca{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-63"><bkdv3 n="15604">ses, that is, cleaue fast to the first beginning, hold fast the Lords traditi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-64"><bkdv3 n="15605">on, doe that in the Lords commemoration which he himselfe did, he him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-65"><bkdv3 n="15606">selfe commanded, and his Apostles confirmed. This caution or foresight
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-66"><bkdv3 n="15607">if we vse, then may we see those things that be requisite in the worthy re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-67"><bkdv3 n="15608">ceiuer, whereof this was the first, that we haue a right vnderstanding
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-68"><bkdv3 n="15609">of the thing it selfe. As concerning which thing, this we may assuredly
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-69"><bkdv3 n="15610">perswade our selues, that the ignorant man can neither worthily esteeme,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-70"><bkdv3 n="15611">nor effectually vse those marueylous graces and benefits offered and ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-71"><bkdv3 n="15612">hibited in that Supper: but either will lightly regard them, to no small
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-72"><bkdv3 n="15613">offence, or vtterly condemne them, to his vtter destruction. So that
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-73"><bkdv3 n="15614">by his negligence he deserueth the plagues of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to fall vpon him,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-74"><bkdv3 n="15615">and by contempt hee deserueth euerlasting perdition. To auoyde then

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15616"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 23.1"> <f t="r">Prou.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-75"><bkdv3 n="15617">these harmes, vse the aduice of the Wise man, who willeth thee when
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-76"><bkdv3 n="15618">thou sittest at an earthly Kings Table, to take diligent heede what
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-77"><bkdv3 n="15619">things are set before thee. So now much more at the King of Kings
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-78"><bkdv3 n="15620">Table, thou must carefully search and know what daynties are proui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-79"><bkdv3 n="15621">ded for thy soule, whither thou art come, not to feede thy senses and

<bkdv3 n="15622"><fw t="catch">belly</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="15623"><f t="r"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning the Sacrament.</fw><fw t=page>199</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-80"><bkdv3 n="15624">belly to corruption, but thy inward man to immortalitie and life, nor to
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-81"><bkdv3 n="15625">consider the earthly creatures which thou seest, but the heauenly graces
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-82"><bkdv3 n="15626">which thy faith beholdeth. For this Table is not (sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrysostome</name><f t="bl">)
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-83"><bkdv3 n="15627">for chattering Iayes, but for Eagles, who flee thither where the dead bo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-84"><bkdv3 n="15628">die lyeth. And if this aduertisement of man cannot perswade vs to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-85"><bkdv3 n="15629">sort to the Lords Table with vnderstanding: see the counsell of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-86"><bkdv3 n="15630">the like matter, who charged his people to teach their posteritie, not only
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-87"><bkdv3 n="15631">the rites and Ceremonies of the Passeouer, but the cause and end thereof:
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-88"><bkdv3 n="15632">Whence we may learne, that both more perfect knowledge is required at
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-89"><bkdv3 n="15633">this time at our hands, and that the ignorant cannot with fruit and pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-90"><bkdv3 n="15634">fit exercise himselfe in the Lords Sacraments.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-91"><bkdv3 n="15635">But to come nigher to the matter: Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> blaming the Corinthi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-92"><bkdv3 n="15636">ans for the prophaning of the Lords Supper, concludeth that ignorance
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-93"><bkdv3 n="15637">both of the thing it selfe, and the signification thereof, was the cause of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-94"><bkdv3 n="15638">their abuse: for they came thither vnreuerently, not discerning the Lords
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-95"><bkdv3 n="15639">Body. Ought not we then by the monition of the wise man, by the wise{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-96"><bkdv3 n="15640">dome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, by the fearefull example of the Corinthians, to take ad{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-97"><bkdv3 n="15641">uised heed, that we thrust not our selues to this Table, with rude and vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-98"><bkdv3 n="15642">reuerent ignorance, the smart whereof <name t="ps">Christs</name> Church hath rued and la{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-99"><bkdv3 n="15643">mented these many dayes |&| yeres? For what hath bin the cause of the ru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-100"><bkdv3 n="15644">ine of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> religion, but the ignorance hereof? What hath bin the cause
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-101"><bkdv3 n="15645">of this grosse Idolatrie, but the ignorance hereof? What hath beene the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-102"><bkdv3 n="15646">cause of this mummish Massing, but the ignorance hereof? Yea, what
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-103"><bkdv3 n="15647">hath beene, and what is at this day the cause of this want of loue and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-104"><bkdv3 n="15648">charitie, but the ignorance hereof? Let vs therefore so trauaile to vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-105"><bkdv3 n="15649">stand the Lords Supper, that we be no cause of the decay of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-106"><bkdv3 n="15650">ship, of no Idolatry, of no dumbe Massing, of no hate and malice: so may
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-107"><bkdv3 n="15651">we the boldlier haue accesse thither to our comfort. Neither need wee to

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15652"><cit work="NT. Acts 1"> <f t="r">Actes 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-108"><bkdv3 n="15653">thinke that such exact knowledge is required of euery man, that hee be
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-109"><bkdv3 n="15654">able to discusse all high points in the doctrine thereof: But thus much

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15655"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.26"> <f t="r">Matth.26.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-110"><bkdv3 n="15656">we must be sure to hold, that in the Supper of the Lord, there is no vaine
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-111"><bkdv3 n="15657">Ceremonie, no bare signe, no vntrue figure of a thing absent: But (as the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15658"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10.16-17"> <f t="r">1.Cor.11.</cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-112"><bkdv3 n="15659">Scripture saith) the Table of the Lord, the Bread and Cup of the Lord,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-113"><bkdv3 n="15660">the memorie of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, the Annuntiation of his death, yea the Commu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-114"><bkdv3 n="15661">nion of the Body and Blood of the Lord, in a marueilous incorporation,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-115"><bkdv3 n="15662">which by the operation of the holy Ghost (the very bond of our coniuncti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-116"><bkdv3 n="15663">on with <name t="ps">Christ</name>) is through faith wrought in the soules of the faithfull,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-117"><bkdv3 n="15664">whereby not onely their soules liue to eternall life, but they surely trust
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-118"><bkdv3 n="15665">to win their bodies a resurrection to immortalitie. The true vnderstan{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15666"><cit work="Irenaeus, Bk. 4, Chap. 34">Irene.lib.4.
<bkdv3 n="15667">cap.34.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15668"><cit work="Ignatius, Epis. ad Ephes.">Igna.Epis.
<bkdv3 n="15669">ad Ephes.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15670"><cit work="Dionysius?">Dionisius.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15671"><cit work="Origen, Optat. Cyp. de Cana Domini">Origen.
<bkdv3 n="15672">Optat.
<bkdv3 n="15673">Cyp.de cana
<bkdv3 n="15674">Domini.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15675"><cit work="Athanasius, De Pec. in Spir. Sanct.">Atha.de pec.
<bkdv3 n="15676">in spir.sanct. <f t="r"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-119"><bkdv3 n="15677">ding of this fruition and vnion, which is betwixt the body |&| the head be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-120"><bkdv3 n="15678">twixt the true beleeuers and <name t="ps">Christ</name>, the ancient Catholike Fathers, both
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-121"><bkdv3 n="15679">perceiuing themselues, and commending to their people, were not afraid
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-122"><bkdv3 n="15680">to call this Supper, some of them, the salue of immortalitie and soue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-123"><bkdv3 n="15681">raigne preseruatiue against death: other, a deificall Communion: other,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-124"><bkdv3 n="15682">the sweet dainties of our Sauiour, the pledge of eternall health, the de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-125"><bkdv3 n="15683">fence of Faith, the hope of the Resurrection: other, the food of immorta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-126"><bkdv3 n="15684">litie, the healthfull grace, and the conseruatorie to euerlasting life. All

<bkdv3 n="15685"><fw t="catch">which</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="200" sig="Rr4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="15686"><f t="r"><fw t=page>200</fw><fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-127"><bkdv3 n="15687">which sayings both of the holy Scripture and godly men, truely attribu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-128"><bkdv3 n="15688">ted to this celestiall banket and feast, if we would often call to minde, O
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-129"><bkdv3 n="15689">how would they inflame our hearts to desire the participation of these
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-130"><bkdv3 n="15690">mysteries, and oftentimes to couet after this bread, continually to thirste
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-131"><bkdv3 n="15691">for this food? Not as specially regarding the terrene and earthly crea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-132"><bkdv3 n="15692">tures which remaine: but alwayes holding fast, and cleauing by Faith
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-133"><bkdv3 n="15693">to the rocke whence wee may sucke the sweetnesse of euerlasting saluati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-134"><bkdv3 n="15694">on? And to be briefe, thus much more the faithfull see, heare, and know
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-135"><bkdv3 n="15695">the fauourable mercies of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> sealed, the satisfaction by <name t="ps">Christ</name> to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-136"><bkdv3 n="15696">wards vs confirmed, and the remission of sinne established. Here they
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-137"><bkdv3 n="15697">may feele wrought the tranquilitie of conscience, the increase of Faith,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-138"><bkdv3 n="15698">the strengthening of hope, the large spreading abroad of brotherly kind{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-139"><bkdv3 n="15699">nesse, with many other sundry graces of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. The taste whereof they
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-140"><bkdv3 n="15700">cannot attaine vnto, who be drowned in the deepe durtie lake of blind{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-141"><bkdv3 n="15701">nesse and ignorance. From the which (O beloued) wash your selues with
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-142"><bkdv3 n="15702">the liuing waters of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, whence you may perceiue and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-143"><bkdv3 n="15703">know, both the spirituall food of this costly Supper, and the happy tru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-144"><bkdv3 n="15704">stings and effects that the same doth bring with it.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-145"><bkdv3 n="15705">Now it followeth to haue with this knowledge a sure and constant
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-146"><bkdv3 n="15706">faith, not onely that the death of <name t="ps">Christ</name> is auaileable for the redemption
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-147"><bkdv3 n="15707">of all the world, for the remission of sins, and reconciliation with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-148"><bkdv3 n="15708">the Father: but also that he hath made vpon his Crosse a full and suffici{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-149"><bkdv3 n="15709">ent sacrifice the thee, a perfect cleansing of thy sins, so that thou acknow{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-150"><bkdv3 n="15710">ledgest no other Sauiour, Redeemer, Mediatour, Aduocate, Interces{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-151"><bkdv3 n="15711">sour, but <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely, and that thou mayest say with the Apostle, that he
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-152"><bkdv3 n="15712">loued thee, and gaue himselfe for thee. For this is to sticke fast to <name t="ps">Christs</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-153"><bkdv3 n="15713">promise made in his Institution, to make <name t="ps">Christ</name> thine owne, and to apply
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-154"><bkdv3 n="15714">his merits vnto thy selfe. Herein thou needest no other mans helpe, no
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-155"><bkdv3 n="15715">other Sacrifice, or oblation, no sacrificing Priest, no Masse, no meanes
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-156"><bkdv3 n="15716">established by mans inuention. That Faith is a necessary instrument in
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-157"><bkdv3 n="15717">all these holy Ceremonies, wee may thus assure our selues, for that as
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-158"><bkdv3 n="15718">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, without Faith it is vnpossible to please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. When
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-159"><bkdv3 n="15719">a great number of the Israelites were ouerthrowne in the wildernesse,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15720"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 11.6"> <f t="r">Heb.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-160"><bkdv3 n="15721"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses, Aaron</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Phinees</name><f t="bl"> did eat Manna, and pleased <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for that

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15722"><cit work="Augustine, In Johan. Hom. 6">In Iohan.
<bkdv3 n="15723">Hom.6. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-161"><bkdv3 n="15724">they vnderstood (saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">) the visible meat Spiritually.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-162"><bkdv3 n="15725">Spiritually they hungred it, spiritually they tasted it, that they might
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-163"><bkdv3 n="15726">be spiritually satisfied. And truely as the bodily meat cannot feede the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-164"><bkdv3 n="15727">outward man, vnlesse it be let into a stomacke to bee digested, which is
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-165"><bkdv3 n="15728">healthsome and sound: No more can the inward man be fed, except his
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-166"><bkdv3 n="15729">meate bee receiued into his soule and heart, sound and whole in Faith.

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15730"><cit work="Cyprian, De cana Domini">De cana
<bkdv3 n="15731">Domini. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-167"><bkdv3 n="15732">Therefore (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cyprian</name><f t="bl">) when we doe these things, we need not to whet
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-168"><bkdv3 n="15733">our teeth: but with syncere faith we breake and diuide that whole bread.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-169"><bkdv3 n="15734">It is well knowne that the meat we seeke for in this Supper, is Spiri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-170"><bkdv3 n="15735">tuall food, the nourishment of our soule, a heauenly refection, and not
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-171"><bkdv3 n="15736">earthly, an inuisible meat, and not bodily, a ghostly substance, and not
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-172"><bkdv3 n="15737">carnall, so that to thinke that without Faith wee may enioy the eating
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-173"><bkdv3 n="15738">and drinking thereof, or that that is the fruition of it, is but to dreame a

<bkdv3 n="15739"><fw t="catch">grosse</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="201" sig="Rr5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="15740"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning the Sacrament.</fw><fw t=page>201</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-174"><bkdv3 n="15741">grosse carnall feeding, basely obiecting and binding our selues to the ele{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-175"><bkdv3 n="15742">ments and creatures. Whereas by the aduice of the Councell of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Nicene</name><f t="bl">,

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15743"><cit work="Council of Nicene">Concilium
<bkdv3 n="15744">Nicen.<f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-176"><bkdv3 n="15745">we ought to lift vp our mindes by fayth, and leauing these inferiour and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-177"><bkdv3 n="15746">earthly things, there seeke it, where the sunne of righteousnesse euer shi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-178"><bkdv3 n="15747">neth. Take then this lesson (O thou that art desirous of this Table) of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-179"><bkdv3 n="15748"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Emissenus</name><f t="bl"> a godly Father, that when thou goest vp to the reuerend Com{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15749"><cit work="Eusebius Emissenus, Serm. de Euchar.">Euseb.Emis.
<bkdv3 n="15750">serm.de Eu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="15751">char. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-180"><bkdv3 n="15752">munion, to be satisfied with spirituall meates, thou looke vp with fayth
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-181"><bkdv3 n="15753">vpon the holy body and blood of thy <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, thou maruayle with reue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-182"><bkdv3 n="15754">rence, thou touch it with the minde, thou receiue it with the hand of thy
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-183"><bkdv3 n="15755">heart, and thou take it fully with thy inward man.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-184"><bkdv3 n="15756">Thus we see (beloued) that resorting to this table, we must plucke vp
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-185"><bkdv3 n="15757">all the rootes of infidelity, all distrust in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> promises, that we make
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-186"><bkdv3 n="15758">our selues liuing members of <name t="ps">Christs</name> body. For the vnbeleeuers and faith{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-187"><bkdv3 n="15759">lesse, cannot feed vpon that precious body: whereas the faythfull haue
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-188"><bkdv3 n="15760">their life, their abiding in him, their vnion, and as it were their incorpo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-189"><bkdv3 n="15761">ration with him. Wherefore let vs prooue and trie our selues vnfaynedly,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-190"><bkdv3 n="15762">without flattering our selues, whether we bee plants of the fruitfull O{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-191"><bkdv3 n="15763">liue, liuing branches of the true vine, members indeed of <name t="ps">Christs</name> mysti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-192"><bkdv3 n="15764">call body, whether <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath purified our hearts by fayth, to the sin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-193"><bkdv3 n="15765">cere acknowledging of his Gospel, and imbracing of his mercies in
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-194"><bkdv3 n="15766"><name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name>, so that at this his table we receiue not only the out{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-195"><bkdv3 n="15767">ward Sacrament, but the spirituall thing also: not the figure,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-196"><bkdv3 n="15768">but the trueth: not the shadow only, but the body: not to
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-197"><bkdv3 n="15769">death, but to life: not to destruction, but to saluation:
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-198"><bkdv3 n="15770">which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> grant vs to doe through the me{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-199"><bkdv3 n="15771">rits of our Lord and Sauiour, to
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-200"><bkdv3 n="15772">whom bee all honour and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-201"><bkdv3 n="15773">glory for euer,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.1-202"><bkdv3 n="15774">Amen.<f t="r">

</ttdv3>

<hr>

<bkdv3 n="15775"><fw t="catch">{P} The</fw>
<hr>

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<bkdv3 n="15776"><fw t=page>202</fw>
<hr>

<ttdv3 n="2" t="part">

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="15777">{P} The second part of the Homilie, of the worthie
<bkdv3 n="15778">receiuing and reuerend esteeming
<bkdv3 n="15779"><f t="i">of the Sacrament of the Body
<bkdv3 n="15780">and Blood of
<bkdv3 n="15781"><name t="ps">Christ</name>. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-203"><bkdv3 n="15782">I<f t="bl">N the Homilie of late rehearsed vnto you, yee haue
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-204"><bkdv3 n="15783">heard (good people) why it pleased our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-205"><bkdv3 n="15784"><name t="ps">Christ</name> to institute that heauenly memorie of his
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-206"><bkdv3 n="15785">death and passion, and that euery one of vs ought to
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-207"><bkdv3 n="15786">celebrate the same at his Table, in our owne persons,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-208"><bkdv3 n="15787">and not by other. You haue heard also with what
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-209"><bkdv3 n="15788">estimation and knowledge of so high mysteries, wee
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-210"><bkdv3 n="15789">ought to resort thither. You haue heard with what
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-211"><bkdv3 n="15790">constant faith wee should clothe and decke our selues, that wee might be
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-212"><bkdv3 n="15791">fit and decent partakers of that celestiall foode.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-213"><bkdv3 n="15792">Now followeth the third thing necessarie in him that would not eate
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-214"><bkdv3 n="15793">of this bread, nor drinke of this cup vnworthily, which is, newnesse of life,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-215"><bkdv3 n="15794">and godlinesse of conuersation. For newnesse of life, as fruits of faith are
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-216"><bkdv3 n="15795">required in the partakers of this Table. We may learne by eating of the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-217"><bkdv3 n="15796">typicall lambe, whereunto no man was admitted, but hee that was a
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-218"><bkdv3 n="15797">Iewe, that was circumcised, that was before sanctified. Yea Saint

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15798"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10.1-11"> <f t="r">1.Cor.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-219"><bkdv3 n="15799"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> testifieth, that although the people were partakers of the Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-220"><bkdv3 n="15800">mentes vnder <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">, yet for that some of them were still worshippers of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-221"><bkdv3 n="15801">images, whoremongers, tempters of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, murmurers, and coueting
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-222"><bkdv3 n="15802">after euill things: <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> ouerthrew those in the wildernesse, and that
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-223"><bkdv3 n="15803">for our example, that is, that wee Christians should take heede wee re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-224"><bkdv3 n="15804">sort vnto our Sacramentes with holinesse of life, not trusting in the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-225"><bkdv3 n="15805">outward receiuing of them, and infected with corrupt and vncharitable
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-226"><bkdv3 n="15806">maners. For this sentence of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> must alwayes be iustified: I will
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-227"><bkdv3 n="15807">haue mercie and not sacrifice. Wherefore (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Basil</name><f t="bl">) it behoueth him

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15808"><cit work="Basil, De Bapt., Bk. 1, chap. 3">De Bap. lib.
<bkdv3 n="15809">1.cap.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-228"><bkdv3 n="15810">that commeth to the body and blood of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, in commemoration of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-229"><bkdv3 n="15811">him that died and rose againe, not onely to bee pure from all filthinesse of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-230"><bkdv3 n="15812">the flesh and spirit, lest hee eate and drinke his owne condemnation: but
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-231"><bkdv3 n="15813">also to shew out euidently, a memorie of him that died and rose againe
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-232"><bkdv3 n="15814">for vs, in this point, that yee be mortified to sinne and the world, to liue
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-233"><bkdv3 n="15815">now to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in <name t="ps">Christ Iesu</name> our Lord. So then we must shew out{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-234"><bkdv3 n="15816">ward testimony, in following the signification of <name t="ps">Christes</name> death, amongst
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-235"><bkdv3 n="15817">the which this is not esteemed least, to render thanks to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-236"><bkdv3 n="15818">for all his benefites, briefly comprised in the death, passion, and resurrecti{\-}

<bkdv3 n="15819"><fw t="catch">on</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="203" sig="Rr6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="15820"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning the Sacrament.</fw><fw t=page>203</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-237"><bkdv3 n="15821">on of his dearely beloued Sonne. The which thing, because we ought
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-238"><bkdv3 n="15822">chiefly at this table to solemnise, the godly fathers named it <f t="r"><name t="ps">Eucharistia</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-239"><bkdv3 n="15823">that is, thankesgiuing. As if they should haue said, Now aboue all other
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-240"><bkdv3 n="15824">times ye ought to land and praise <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Now may you behold the ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-241"><bkdv3 n="15825">ter, the cause, the beginning and the end of all thankesgiuing. Now if
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-242"><bkdv3 n="15826">you slacke, ye shewe your selues most vnthankefull, and that no other be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-243"><bkdv3 n="15827">nefite can euer stirre you to thanke <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who so little regard here so ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-244"><bkdv3 n="15828">ny, so wonderfull, and so profitable benefites. Seeing then that the name
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-245"><bkdv3 n="15829">and thing it selfe doth monish vs of thankes, let vs (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith) offer

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15830"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 13.15"> <f t="r">Heb.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-246"><bkdv3 n="15831">alwayes to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the host or sacrifice of praise by <name t="ps">Christ</name>, that is, the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-247"><bkdv3 n="15832">fruite of the lippes which confesse his Name. For as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> singeth: Hee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15833"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.23"> <f t="r">Psal.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-248"><bkdv3 n="15834">that offereth to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> thankes and prayse, honoureth him. But how
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-249"><bkdv3 n="15835">few be there of thankefull persons, in comparison to the vnthankefull?
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-250"><bkdv3 n="15836">Loe ten Lepers in the Gospel were healed, and but one onely returned to
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-251"><bkdv3 n="15837">giue thanks for his health. Yea happy it were, if among fourtie commu{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15838"><cit work="NT. Luke 17.17"> <f t="r">Luke I7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-252"><bkdv3 n="15839">nicants, we could see two vnfainedly giue thankes. So vnkinde wee
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-253"><bkdv3 n="15840">bee, so obliuious wee be, so proud beggers wee be, that partly wee care not
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-254"><bkdv3 n="15841">for our owne <app>commmoditie <rdg resp="IL">commoditie</rdg></app>, partly wee knowe not our duety to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-255"><bkdv3 n="15842">and chiefly we will not confesse all that wee receiue. Yea, and if wee be
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-256"><bkdv3 n="15843">forced by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> power to doe it: yet wee handle it so coldly, so dryly,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-257"><bkdv3 n="15844">that our lippes praise him, but our hearts dispraise him, our tongues
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-258"><bkdv3 n="15845">blesse him, but our life curseth him, our wordes worship him, but our
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-259"><bkdv3 n="15846">workes dishonour him. O let vs therefore learne to giue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> here
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-260"><bkdv3 n="15847">thankes aright, and so to agnise his exceeding graces powred vpon vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-261"><bkdv3 n="15848">that they being shut vp in the treasure house of our heart, may in due time
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-262"><bkdv3 n="15849">and season in our life and conuersation, appeare to the glorifying of his
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-263"><bkdv3 n="15850">holy Name.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-264"><bkdv3 n="15851">Furthermore, for newnesse of lift, it is to bee noted that Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-265"><bkdv3 n="15852"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> writeth: that we being many, are one bread and one body: For all
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-266"><bkdv3 n="15853">bee partakers of one bread. Declaring thereby, not onely our Commu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-267"><bkdv3 n="15854">nion with <name t="ps">Christ</name>, but that vnity also, wherein they that eate at this table,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-268"><bkdv3 n="15855">should bee knitte together. For by dissension, vaine glorie, ambition,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-269"><bkdv3 n="15856">strife, enuying, contempt, hatred, or malice, they should not bee dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-270"><bkdv3 n="15857">seuered: but so ioyned by the bond of loue, in one mysticall bodie, as
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-271"><bkdv3 n="15858">the cornes of that bread in one loafe. In respect of which straite knotte
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-272"><bkdv3 n="15859">of charitie, the true Christians in the Primitiue Church, called this
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-273"><bkdv3 n="15860">supper, loue. As if they should say, none ought to sitte downe there,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-274"><bkdv3 n="15861">that were out of loue and charitie, who bare grudge and vengeance in
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-275"><bkdv3 n="15862">his heart, who also did not professe his kinde affection by some charitable
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-276"><bkdv3 n="15863">reliefe, for some parte of the congregation. And this was their prac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-277"><bkdv3 n="15864">tise. O heauenly banket then so vsed. O godly ghestes, who so esteemed
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-278"><bkdv3 n="15865">this feast.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-279"><bkdv3 n="15866">But O wretched creatures that wee bee at these dayes, who bee
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-280"><bkdv3 n="15867">without reconciliation of our brethren whom we haue offended, without
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-281"><bkdv3 n="15868">satisfying them whom wee haue caused to fall, without any kinde of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-282"><bkdv3 n="15869">thought or compassion toward them whom we might easily relieue, with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-283"><bkdv3 n="15870">out any conscience of sl&amacron;der, disdaine, misreport, diuisi&omacron;, rancor, or inward

<bkdv3 n="15871"><fw t="catch">bitter{\-}</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="204" sig="Rr6v" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="15872"><f t="r"><fw t=page>204</fw><fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15873"><cit work="OT. Genesis 4.8">Gene.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15874"><cit work="OT. Genesis 27.41">Gene.27.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="15875"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 3.27">2.Sam.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-284"><bkdv3 n="15876">bitternesse. Yea, being accombred with the cloked hatred of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cain</name><f t="bl">, with the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-285"><bkdv3 n="15877">long coloured malice of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esau</name><f t="bl">, with the dissembled falshood of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioab</name><f t="bl">, dare ye
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-286"><bkdv3 n="15878">presume to come vp to these sacred and fearefull mysteries? O man, whi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-287"><bkdv3 n="15879">ther rushest thou vnaduisedly? It is a table of peace, and thou art ready
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-288"><bkdv3 n="15880">to fight. It is a table of singlenesse, and thou art imagining mischiefe.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-289"><bkdv3 n="15881">It is a table of quietnesse, and thou art giuen to debate. It is a table of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-290"><bkdv3 n="15882">pitie, and thou art vnmercifull. Doest thou neither feare <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-291"><bkdv3 n="15883">maker of this feast, nor reuerence his <name t="ps">Christ</name> the refection and meate, nor
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-292"><bkdv3 n="15884">regardest his spouse his welbeloued ghest, nor weighest thine owne con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-293"><bkdv3 n="15885">science, which is sometime thine inward accuser? Wherefore (O man)
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-294"><bkdv3 n="15886">tender thine owne saluation, examine and try thy good will and loue to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-295"><bkdv3 n="15887">wards the children of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the members of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, the heires of the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-296"><bkdv3 n="15888">heauenly heritage: yea, towards the image of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the excellent
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-297"><bkdv3 n="15889">creature thine owne soule. If thou haue offended, now be reconciled.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-298"><bkdv3 n="15890">If thou haue caused any to stumble in the way of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, now set them
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-299"><bkdv3 n="15891">vp againe. If thou haue disquieted thy brother, now pacifie him. If
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-300"><bkdv3 n="15892">thou haue wronged him, now relieue him. If thou haue defrauded him,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-301"><bkdv3 n="15893">now restore to him. If thou haue nourished spite, now imbrace friend{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-302"><bkdv3 n="15894">ship. If thou haue fostered hatred and malice, now openly shew thy loue
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-303"><bkdv3 n="15895">and charitie, yea be prest and ready to procure thy neighbours health of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-304"><bkdv3 n="15896">soule, wealth, commoditie, and pleasures, as thine owne. Deserue not
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-305"><bkdv3 n="15897">the heauie and dreadfull burden of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> displeasure for thine euill
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-306"><bkdv3 n="15898">will towards thy neighbour, so vnreuerently to approch to this table of

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15899"><cit work="Chrysostome, Ad Popu. Ant. Homil. 6">Chrysost.ad
<bkdv3 n="159307">popu. Ant.
<bkdv3 n="15901">Homil.6. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-308"><bkdv3 n="15902">the Lord. Last of all, as there is here the mysterie of peace, and the Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-309"><bkdv3 n="15903">crament of Christian societie, whereby wee vnderstand what sincere loue
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-310"><bkdv3 n="15904">ought to be betwixt the true communicants: So heere be the tokens of
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-311"><bkdv3 n="15905">purnesse and innocencie of life, whereby we may perceiue that we ought
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-312"><bkdv3 n="15906">to purge our owne soule from all vncleannesse, iniquitie, and wicked{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-313"><bkdv3 n="15907">nesse, lest when we receiue the mysticall bread (as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Origen</name><f t="bl"> saith) we eate it

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15908"><cit work="Origen, In Levit. Cap. 23.">In Leuit.
<bkdv3 n="15909">Cap.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-314"><bkdv3 n="15910">in an vncleane place, that is, in a soule defiled and polluted with sinne.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15911"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.29"> <f t="r">1.Cor.11.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-315"><bkdv3 n="15912">In <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl"> law, the man that did eate of the sacrifice of thankesgiuing,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15913"><cit work="NT. Luke 17.1"> <f t="r">Luke 17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-316"><bkdv3 n="15914">with his vncleannesse vpon him, should bee destroyed from his people.

<note place="lmargin">
<lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15915"><cit work="Chrysostome? Homil. 14"><f t="i">Homil.14. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-317"><bkdv3 n="15916">And shall we thinke that the wicked and sinfull person shall bee excusable
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-318"><bkdv3 n="15917">at the table of the Lord? We both reade in Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, that the Church
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-319"><bkdv3 n="15918">of <name t="pl">Corinth</name> was scourged of the Lord, for misusing the Lords Supper,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-320"><bkdv3 n="15919">and wee may plainely see <name t="ps">Christs</name> Church these many yeeres miserably
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-321"><bkdv3 n="15920">vexed and oppressed, for the horrible prophanation of the same. Wherefore
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-322"><bkdv3 n="15921">let vs all vniuersall and singular, behold our owne maners and liues, to
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-323"><bkdv3 n="15922">amend them. Yea now at the least, let vs call our selues to an accompt,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-324"><bkdv3 n="15923">that it may grieue vs of our former euill conuersation, that wee may
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-325"><bkdv3 n="15924">hate sinne, that wee may sorrow and mourne for our offences, that we
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-326"><bkdv3 n="15925">may with teares powre them out before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that we may with sure
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-327"><bkdv3 n="15926">trust desire and craue the salue of his mercy, bought and purchased with
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-328"><bkdv3 n="15927">the blood of his dearely beloued Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to heale our deadly

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15928"><cit work="Chrysostome, ad popul. Ant. Homil. 6">Chrysost. ad
<bkdv3 n="15929">popul Ant.
<bkdv3 n="15930">Homil.6. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-329"><bkdv3 n="15931">wounds withall. For surely, if wee doe not with earnest repentance
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-330"><bkdv3 n="15932">cleanse the filthie stomacke of our soule, it must needes come to passe, that
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-331"><bkdv3 n="15933">as wholesome meate receiued into a raw stomacke corrupteth and mar{\-}

<bkdv3 n="15934"><fw t="catch">reth</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="28" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="205" sig="Ss1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="15935"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning the Sacrament.</fw><fw t=page>205</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-332"><bkdv3 n="15936">reth all, and is the cause of further sickenesse: so shall we eat this whole{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-333"><bkdv3 n="15937">some bread, and drinke this cup to our eternall destruction. Thus we and
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-334"><bkdv3 n="15938">not other, must thorowly examine, and not lightly looke ouer our selues,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-335"><bkdv3 n="15939">not other men, our owne conscience, not other mens liues, which wee
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-336"><bkdv3 n="15940">ought to doe vprightly, truely, and with iust correction. O (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chry{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15941"><cit work="Chrysostome, Ad popu. Ant. Hom. 6">Ad popu.
<bkdv3 n="15942">Ant.Hom.6. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-337"><bkdv3 n="15943">sostome</name>) let no <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudas</name><f t="bl"> resort to this Table, let no couetous person approach.
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-338"><bkdv3 n="15944">If any be a Disciple, let him be present. For <name t="ps">Christ</name> saith, With my Dis{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15945"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.18"> <f t="r">Mat.26.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-339"><bkdv3 n="15946">ciples I make my Passeouer. Why cryed the Deacon in the Primitiue
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-340"><bkdv3 n="15947">Church, If any bee holy, let him draw neere? Why did they celebrate
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-341"><bkdv3 n="15948">these mysteries, the quier doore being shut? Why were the publique pe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-342"><bkdv3 n="15949">nitents and learners in Religion commanded at this time to auoid? was
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-343"><bkdv3 n="15950">it not because this Table receiued no vnholy, vncleane, or sinfull ghests?
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-344"><bkdv3 n="15951">Wherefore, if seruants dare not to presume to an earthly masters table,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-345"><bkdv3 n="15952">whom they haue offended: Let vs take heed we come not with our sinnes
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-346"><bkdv3 n="15953">vnexamined, into this presence of our Lord and Iudge. If they bee wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-347"><bkdv3 n="15954">thy blame which kisse the Princes hand with a filthy |&| vncleane mouth:
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-348"><bkdv3 n="15955">shalt thou be blamelesse which with a stinking soule, full of couetousnesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-349"><bkdv3 n="15956">fornication, drunkennes, pride, ful of wretched cogitations and thoughts,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-350"><bkdv3 n="15957">doest breathe out iniquity and vncleannesse on the Bread and Cup of the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-351"><bkdv3 n="15958">Lord?
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-352"><bkdv3 n="15959">Thus haue you heard, how you should come reuerently and decently

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="15960">Epilog. <f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-353"><bkdv3 n="15961">to the Table of the Lord, hauing the knowledge of his word, of the
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-354"><bkdv3 n="15962">thing it selfe, and the fruits thereof, bringing a true and constant Faith,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-355"><bkdv3 n="15963">the roote and welspring of all newnesse of life, aswell in praising <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-356"><bkdv3 n="15964">and louing our neighbour, as purging our owne conscience from filthi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-357"><bkdv3 n="15965">nesse. So that neither the ignorance of the thing shall cause vs to con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-358"><bkdv3 n="15966">temne it, nor vnfaithfulnesse make vs voide of fruit, nor sinne and ini{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-359"><bkdv3 n="15967">quitie procure vs <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> plagues: but shall by Faith, in know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-360"><bkdv3 n="15968">ledge and amendment of life in Faith be here so vnited to <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-361"><bkdv3 n="15969">our Head in his mysteries, to our comfort, that after wee
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-362"><bkdv3 n="15970">shall haue full fruition of him indeede, to our euerla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-363"><bkdv3 n="15971">sting ioy and eternall life, to the which he bring
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-364"><bkdv3 n="15972">vs, that dyed for vs and Redeemed vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-365"><bkdv3 n="15973"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> the righteous, to whom
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-366"><bkdv3 n="15974">with the Father, and the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-367"><bkdv3 n="15975">one true and eternall <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, be
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-368"><bkdv3 n="15976">all praise, honour and domi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-369"><bkdv3 n="15977">nion for euer,
<ttdv4 n="II.15.2-370"><bkdv3 n="15978">Amen.<f t="r">

</ttdv3>
</ttdv2>