HOMILY ON THE PLACE AND TIME OF PRAYER

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<bkdv3 n="11814"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE OF THE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="11815">place and time of Prayer.<f t="bl">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-1"><bkdv3 n="11816"><f t="bk">G<f t="bl">OD through his Almighty power,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-2"><bkdv3 n="11817">wisedome, and goodnesse, created in the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-3"><bkdv3 n="11818">beginning, heauen and earth, the sun,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-4"><bkdv3 n="11819">the moone, the starres, the foules of the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-5"><bkdv3 n="11820">ayre, the beastes of the earth, the fishes
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-6"><bkdv3 n="11821">in the sea, and all other creatures, for
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-7"><bkdv3 n="11822">the vse and commodity of man, whom
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-8"><bkdv3 n="11823">also he had created to his owne image
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-9"><bkdv3 n="11824">and likenesse, and giuen him the vse and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-10"><bkdv3 n="11825">gouernment ouer them all, to the end
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-11"><bkdv3 n="11826">he should vse them in such sort as he had
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-12"><bkdv3 n="11827">giuen him in charge and commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-13"><bkdv3 n="11828">ment, and also that hee should declare
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-14"><bkdv3 n="11829">himselfe thankefull and kinde for all those benefits, so liberally and so
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-15"><bkdv3 n="11830">gratiously bestowed vpon him, vtterly without any deseruing on his be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-16"><bkdv3 n="11831">halfe. And although we ought at all times, and in all places, to haue in
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-17"><bkdv3 n="11832">remembrance, and to be thankefull to our gratious Lord, according as it

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11833"><cit work="OT. Psalm 103.22"><f t="r">Psal.103.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-18"><bkdv3 n="11834">is written, I will magnifie the Lord at all times. And againe, Where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-19"><bkdv3 n="11835">soeuer the Lord beareth rule, O my soule prayse the Lord: Yet it appea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-20"><bkdv3 n="11836">reth to be <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> good will and pleasure, that wee should at speciall
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-21"><bkdv3 n="11837">times, and in speciall places, gather our selues together, to the intent his
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-22"><bkdv3 n="11838">name might bee renowned, and his glory set foorth in the congre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-23"><bkdv3 n="11839">gation and assemblie of his Saints. As concerning the time which
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-24"><bkdv3 n="11840">Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath appointed his people to assemble together so{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-25"><bkdv3 n="11841">lemnely, it doeth appeare by the fourth commandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">:
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-26"><bkdv3 n="11842">Remember, sayth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that thou keepe holy the Sabbath day. Up{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11843"><cit work="NT. Acts 13.14"><f t="r">Acts 13.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-27"><bkdv3 n="11844">on the which day, as is plaine in the Actes of the Apostles, the people
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-28"><bkdv3 n="11845">accustomably resorted together, and heard diligently the Law and the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-29"><bkdv3 n="11846">Prophets read among them. And albeit this commandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-30"><bkdv3 n="11847">doeth not binde Christian people so straitely to obserue and keepe the vt{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-31"><bkdv3 n="11848">ter ceremonies of the Sabbath day, as it was giuen vnto the Iewes, as
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-32"><bkdv3 n="11849">touching the forbearing of worke and labour in time of great necessity,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-33"><bkdv3 n="11850">and as touching the precise keeping of the seuenth day, after the manner
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-34"><bkdv3 n="11851">of the Iewes. For wee keepe now the first day, which is our Sunday,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-35"><bkdv3 n="11852">and make that our Sabbath, that is our day of rest, in the honour of our
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-36"><bkdv3 n="11853">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, who as vpon that day rose from death, conquering the

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<bkdv3 n="11855"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the place and time of Prayer.</fw><fw t=page>125</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-37"><bkdv3 n="11856">same most triumphantly: Yet notwithstanding, whatsoeuer is found
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-38"><bkdv3 n="11857">in the commandement appertaining to the law of nature, as a thing most
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-39"><bkdv3 n="11858">godly, most iust, and needefull for the setting foorth of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-40"><bkdv3 n="11859">it ought to bee retained and kept of all good Christian people. And there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-41"><bkdv3 n="11860">fore by this commandement, wee ought to haue a time, as one day in the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-42"><bkdv3 n="11861">weeke, wherein wee ought to rest, yea from our lawfull and needefull
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-43"><bkdv3 n="11862">workes. For like as it appeareth by this commandement, that no man
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-44"><bkdv3 n="11863">in the sixe dayes ought to bee slothfull or idle, but diligently to labour
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-45"><bkdv3 n="11864">in that state wherein <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath set him: Euen so, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-46"><bkdv3 n="11865">giuen expresse charge to all men, that vpon the Sabboth day, which
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-47"><bkdv3 n="11866">is now our Sunday, they should cease from all weekely and workeday
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-48"><bkdv3 n="11867">labour, to the intent, that like as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> himselfe wrought sixe dayes,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-49"><bkdv3 n="11868">and rested the seuenth, and blessed, and sanctified it, and consecrated it to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-50"><bkdv3 n="11869">quietnesse and rest from labour: euen so <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> obedient people should
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-51"><bkdv3 n="11870">vse the Sunday holily, and rest from their common and dayly businesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-52"><bkdv3 n="11871">and also giue themselues wholly to heauenly exercises of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> true
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-53"><bkdv3 n="11872">religion and seruice. So that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth not onely command the ob{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-54"><bkdv3 n="11873">seruation of this holy day, but also by his owne example doeth stirre and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-55"><bkdv3 n="11874">prouoke vs to the diligent keeping of the same. Good naturall children
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-56"><bkdv3 n="11875">will not onely become obedient to the commandement of their parents,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-57"><bkdv3 n="11876">but also haue a diligent eye to their doings, and gladly follow the same.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-58"><bkdv3 n="11877">So if we will be the children of our heauenly Father, wee must be care{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-59"><bkdv3 n="11878">full to keepe the Christian Sabboth day, which is the Sunday, not
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-60"><bkdv3 n="11879">onely for that it is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> expresse commandement, but also to declare
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-61"><bkdv3 n="11880">ourselues to be louing children, in following the example of our gratious
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-62"><bkdv3 n="11881">Lord and Father.
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-63"><bkdv3 n="11882">Thus it may plainely appeare, that Gods will and commandement
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-64"><bkdv3 n="11883">was to haue a solemne time and standing day in the weeke, wherein the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-65"><bkdv3 n="11884">people should come together, and haue in remembrance his wonderfull
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-66"><bkdv3 n="11885">benefits, and to render him thankes for them, as appertaineth to louing,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-67"><bkdv3 n="11886">kinde, and obedient people. This example and commandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-68"><bkdv3 n="11887">the godly Christian people beganne to follow immediatly after the assen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-69"><bkdv3 n="11888">sion of our Lord <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and began to chuse them a standing day of the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-70"><bkdv3 n="11889">weeke to come together in: Yet not the seuenth day, which the Iewes
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-71"><bkdv3 n="11890">kept: but the Lords day, the day of the Lords resurrection, the day af{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-72"><bkdv3 n="11891">ter the seuenth day, which is the first day of the weeke. Of the which

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<bkdv3 n="11892"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 16.2"><f t="r">1.Cor.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-73"><bkdv3 n="11893">day mention is made by Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> on this wise, In the first day of the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-74"><bkdv3 n="11894">Sabboth, let euery man lay vp what hee thinketh good: meaning for
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-75"><bkdv3 n="11895">the poore. By the first day of the Sabboth, is meant our Sunday,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-76"><bkdv3 n="11896">which is the first day after the Iewes seuenth day. And in the Apocalyps

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11897"><cit work="NT. Revelations 1.10"><f t="r">Apoc.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-77"><bkdv3 n="11898">it is more plaine, where as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> sayth, I was in the Spirit
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-78"><bkdv3 n="11899">vpon the Lords day. Sithence which time <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people hath al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-79"><bkdv3 n="11900">wayes in all ages, without any gainesaying, vsed to come together vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-80"><bkdv3 n="11901">the Sunday, to celebrate and honor the Lords blessed Name, and care{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-81"><bkdv3 n="11902">fully to keepe that day in holy rest and quietnesse, both man, woman,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-82"><bkdv3 n="11903">childe, seruant, and stranger. For the transgression and breach of which
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-83"><bkdv3 n="11904">day, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath declared himselfe much to bee grieued, as it may ap{\-}

<bkdv3 n="11905"><fw t="sig">Ll 3</fw><fw t="catch">peare</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-84"><bkdv3 n="11907">peare by him, who for gathering of stickes on the Sabboth day was sto{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11908"><cit work="OT. Numbers 15.32-36"><f t="r">Num.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-85"><bkdv3 n="11909">ned to death. But alasse, all these notwithstanding, it is lamentable to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-86"><bkdv3 n="11910">see the wicked boldnesse of those that will bee counted <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-87"><bkdv3 n="11911">who passe nothing at all of keeping and halowing the Sunday. And
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-88"><bkdv3 n="11912">these people are of two sorts. The one sort if they haue any businesse to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-89"><bkdv3 n="11913">doe, though there bee no extreme neede, they must not spare for the Sun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-90"><bkdv3 n="11914">day, they must ride and iourney on the Sunday, they must driue and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-91"><bkdv3 n="11915">carry on the Sunday, they must rowe and ferry on the Sunday, they
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-92"><bkdv3 n="11916">must buy and sell on the Sunday, they must keepe markets and fayres on
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-93"><bkdv3 n="11917">the Sunday: finally, they vse all dayes alike, workedayes and holy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-94"><bkdv3 n="11918">dayes all are one. The other sort is worse. For although they will not tra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-95"><bkdv3 n="11919">uell nor labour on the Sunday as they doe on the weeke day, yet they
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-96"><bkdv3 n="11920">will not rest in holinesse, as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> commandeth: but they rest in vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-97"><bkdv3 n="11921">godlinesse and filthinesse, prancing in their pride, pranking and pricking,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-98"><bkdv3 n="11922">pointing and painting themselues to bee gorgious and gay: they rest in
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-99"><bkdv3 n="11923">excesse and superfluitie, in gluttony and drunkennesse, like rattes and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-100"><bkdv3 n="11924">swine: they rest in brawling and rayling, in quarrelling and fighting:
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-101"><bkdv3 n="11925">they rest in wantonnesse, in toyish talking, in filthie fleshlinesse, so that it
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-102"><bkdv3 n="11926">it doeth too euidently appeare that God is more dishonoured, and the de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-103"><bkdv3 n="11927">uill better serued on the Sunday, then vpon all the dayes in the weeke
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-104"><bkdv3 n="11928">besides. And I assure you, the beasts which are commanded to rest on the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-105"><bkdv3 n="11929">Sunday, honour <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> better then this kinde of people: For they offend
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-106"><bkdv3 n="11930">not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, they breake not their holy dayes. Wherefore, O yee people of
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-107"><bkdv3 n="11931"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, lay your hands vpon your hearts, repent and amend this grie{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-108"><bkdv3 n="11932">uous and dangerous wickednesse, stand in awe of the Commandement
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-109"><bkdv3 n="11933">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, gladly follow the example of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> himselfe, be not disobedi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-110"><bkdv3 n="11934">ent to the godly order of <name t="ps">Christs</name> Church, vsed and kept from the Apostles
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-111"><bkdv3 n="11935">time, vntill this day. Feare the displeasure and iust plagues of Almigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-112"><bkdv3 n="11936">tie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, if ye be negligent and forbeare not labouring and trauailing
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-113"><bkdv3 n="11937">on the Sabbath day or Sunday, and doe not resort together to celebrate
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-114"><bkdv3 n="11938">and magnifie <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> blessed Name, in quiet holinesse and godly re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-115"><bkdv3 n="11939">uerence.
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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-116"><bkdv3 n="11940">Now concerning the place where the people of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> ought to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-117"><bkdv3 n="11941">sort together, and where especially they ought to celebrate and sanctifie
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-118"><bkdv3 n="11942">the Sabboth day, that is the Sunday, the day of holy rest: That place
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-119"><bkdv3 n="11943">is called <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Temple or the Church, because the company and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-120"><bkdv3 n="11944">congregation of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people (which is properly called the Church)
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-121"><bkdv3 n="11945">doeth there assemble themselues on the dayes appointed for such assem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-122"><bkdv3 n="11946">blies and meetings. And forasmuch as Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath appoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-123"><bkdv3 n="11947">ted a speciall time to be honoured in, it is very meete, godly, and also ne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-124"><bkdv3 n="11948">cessarie, that there should be a place appointed where these people should
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-125"><bkdv3 n="11949">meete and resort, to serue their gracious <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and mercifull Father.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-126"><bkdv3 n="11950">Trueth it is, the holy Patriarchs for a great number of yeeres had nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-127"><bkdv3 n="11951">ther Temple nor Church to resort vnto. The cause was, they were not
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-128"><bkdv3 n="11952">stayed in any place, but were in a continuall peregrination and wande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-129"><bkdv3 n="11953">ring, that they could not conueniently build any Church. But so soone
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-130"><bkdv3 n="11954">as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had deliuered his people from their enemies, and set them in

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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-131"><bkdv3 n="11957">some libertie in the wildernesse, he set them vp a costly and curious Ta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-132"><bkdv3 n="11958">bernacle, which was as it were the Parish Church, a place to resort vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-133"><bkdv3 n="11959">to of the whole multitude, a place to haue his sacrifices made in, and o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-134"><bkdv3 n="11960">ther obseruances and rites to be vsed in. Furthermore, after that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-135"><bkdv3 n="11961">according to the trueth of his promise, had placed and quietly setled his
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-136"><bkdv3 n="11962">people in the land of <name t="pl">Canaan</name>, now called <name t="pl">Iurie</name>, hee commanded a great
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-137"><bkdv3 n="11963">and magnificent Temple to be builded by King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name><f t="bl">, as seldome the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-138"><bkdv3 n="11964">like hath beene seene: a Temple so decked and adorned, so gorgeously
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-139"><bkdv3 n="11965">garnished, as was meete and expedient for people of that time, which
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-140"><bkdv3 n="11966">would be allured and stirred with nothing so much, as with such out{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-141"><bkdv3 n="11967">ward goodly gay things. This was now the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, endued
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-142"><bkdv3 n="11968">also with many giftes and sundry promises. This was the publike
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-143"><bkdv3 n="11969">Church, and the mother Church of all <name t="pl">Iurie</name>. Here was God honoured
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-144"><bkdv3 n="11970">and serued. Hither was the whole Realme of all the Israelites bound
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-145"><bkdv3 n="11971">to come at three solemne feasts in the yeere, to serue their Lord <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-146"><bkdv3 n="11972">heere. But let vs proceed further. In the time of <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his Apo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-147"><bkdv3 n="11973">stles, there were yet no Temples nor Churches for Christian men. For
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-148"><bkdv3 n="11974">why? they were alwayes for the most part in persecution, vexation and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-149"><bkdv3 n="11975">trouble, so that there could be no liberty nor licence obtayned for that pur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-150"><bkdv3 n="11976">pose. Yet <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> delighted much that they should often resort together
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-151"><bkdv3 n="11977">in a place, and therefore after his ascension they remayned together in an
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-152"><bkdv3 n="11978">vpper chamber, sometime they entred into the Temple, sometime into
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-153"><bkdv3 n="11979">the Synagogues, sometimes they were in prison, sometimes in their hou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-154"><bkdv3 n="11980">ses, sometimes in the fields, |&|c. And this continued so long till the fayth
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-155"><bkdv3 n="11981">of <name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name> began to multiply in a great part of the world. Now
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-156"><bkdv3 n="11982">when diuers Realmes were established in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> true Religion, and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-157"><bkdv3 n="11983"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had giuen them peace and quietnesse: then began Kings, Noble
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-158"><bkdv3 n="11984">men, and the people also, stirred vp with a godly zeale and feruentnesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-159"><bkdv3 n="11985">to build vp Temples and Churches, whither the people might resort, the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-160"><bkdv3 n="11986">better to doe their dutie towards <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to keepe holy their Sab{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-161"><bkdv3 n="11987">both day, the day of rest. And to these Temples haue the Christians cu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-162"><bkdv3 n="11988">stomably vsed to resort from time to time, as vnto meet places where they
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-163"><bkdv3 n="11989">might with common consent prayse and magnifie <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> name, yeel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-164"><bkdv3 n="11990">ding him thankes for the benefits that he dayly powreth vpon them, both
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-165"><bkdv3 n="11991">mercifully and abundantly, where they might also heare his holy word
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-166"><bkdv3 n="11992">read, expounded, and preached syncerely, and receiue his holy Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-167"><bkdv3 n="11993">ments ministred vnto them duely and purely. True it is that the chiefe
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-168"><bkdv3 n="11994">and speciall Temples of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, wherein he hath greatest pleasure, and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-169"><bkdv3 n="11995">most delighteth to dwell, are the bodies and mindes of true Christians,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-170"><bkdv3 n="11996">and the chosen people of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, according to the doctrine of holy Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-171"><bkdv3 n="11997">tures, declared by Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">. Know ye not (sayth hee) that yee bee the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11998"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 3.16-17"><f t="r">1.Corin.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-172"><bkdv3 n="11999">temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth dwell in you?
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-173"><bkdv3 n="12000">The Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is holy, which ye are. And againe in the same
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-174"><bkdv3 n="12001">Epistle: Know ye not that your body is the temple of the holy Ghost dwel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-175"><bkdv3 n="12002">ling in you, whom you haue giuen you of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that yee bee not

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12003"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.19"><f t="r">1.Corin.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-176"><bkdv3 n="12004">your owne? Yet this notwithstanding, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth allow the materi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-177"><bkdv3 n="12005">all Temple made with lime and stone (so oft as his people come together

<bkdv3 n="12006"><fw t="catch">into</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-178"><bkdv3 n="12008">into it, to prayse his holy name) to be his house, and the place where hee
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-179"><bkdv3 n="12009">hath promised to be present, and where he will heare the prayers of them
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-180"><bkdv3 n="12010">that call vpon him. The which thing both <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his Apostles, with
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-181"><bkdv3 n="12011">all the rest of the holy Fathers, doe sufficiently declare by this: That albe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-182"><bkdv3 n="12012">it they certainely knew that their prayers were heard in what place soe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-183"><bkdv3 n="12013">uer they made them, though it were in caues, in woodes, and in deserts,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-184"><bkdv3 n="12014">yet (so oft as they could conueniently) they resorted to the materiall Tem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-185"><bkdv3 n="12015">ples, there with the rest of the congregation, to ioyne in prayer and true
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-186"><bkdv3 n="12016">worship.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-187"><bkdv3 n="12017">Wherefore (dearely beloued) you that professe your selues to be Christi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-188"><bkdv3 n="12018">ans, and glory in that name, disdaine not to follow the example of your
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-189"><bkdv3 n="12019">master <name t="ps">Christ</name>, whose schollers you say you bee, shew you to bee like them
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-190"><bkdv3 n="12020">whose schoolemates you take vpon you to bee, that is, the Apostles and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-191"><bkdv3 n="12021">Disciples of <name t="ps">Christ</name>. Lift vp pure hands, with cleane hearts, in all pla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-192"><bkdv3 n="12022">ces and at all times. But doe the same in the Temples and Churches
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-193"><bkdv3 n="12023">vpon the Sabbath dayes also. Our godly predecessours, and the ancient
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-194"><bkdv3 n="12024">Fathers of the Primitiue Church, spared not their goods to build Chur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-195"><bkdv3 n="12025">ches, no they spared not their liues in time of persecution, and to hazard
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-196"><bkdv3 n="12026">their blood, that they might assemble themselues together in Churches.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-197"><bkdv3 n="12027">And shall we spare a little labour to come to Churches? Shall neither
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-198"><bkdv3 n="12028">their example, nor our duety, nor the commodities (that thereby should
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-199"><bkdv3 n="12029">come vnto vs) moue vs? If wee will declare our selues to haue the feare
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-200"><bkdv3 n="12030">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, if we will shew our selues true Christians, if wee will bee the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-201"><bkdv3 n="12031">followers of <name t="ps">Christ</name> our master, and of those godly Fathers that haue li{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-202"><bkdv3 n="12032">ued before vs, and now haue receiued the reward of true and faithfull
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-203"><bkdv3 n="12033">Christians, we must both willingly, earnestly, and reuerently come vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-204"><bkdv3 n="12034">to the material Churches and Temples to pray, as vnto fit places appoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-205"><bkdv3 n="12035">ted for that vse, and that vpon the Sabboth day, as at most conuenient
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-206"><bkdv3 n="12036">time for <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people, to cease from bodily and worldly businesse, to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-207"><bkdv3 n="12037">giue themselues to holy rest, and godly contemplation pertayning to the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-208"><bkdv3 n="12038">seruice of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: Whereby wee may reconcile our selues to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-209"><bkdv3 n="12039"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, be partakers of his holy Sacraments, and be deuout hearers of
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-210"><bkdv3 n="12040">his holy word, so to be established in faith to Godward, in hope against all
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-211"><bkdv3 n="12041">aduersity, and in charity toward our neighbours. And thus running
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-212"><bkdv3 n="12042">our course as good Christian people, wee may at the last attaine
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-213"><bkdv3 n="12043">the reward of euerlasting glory, through the merits of our
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-214"><bkdv3 n="12044">Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to whom with the Father
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-215"><bkdv3 n="12045">and the holy Ghost, be all honour and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.1-216"><bkdv3 n="12046">glory. Amen.

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="12049">{P} The second part of the Homilie of the place<f t="bl">
<bkdv3 n="12050"><f t="i">and time of Prayer. <f t="bl">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-217"><bkdv3 n="12051"><f t="bk">I<f t="bl">T hath beene declared vnto you (good Christian people)
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-218"><bkdv3 n="12052">in the former Sermon read vnto you, at what time and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-219"><bkdv3 n="12053">into what place ye shall come together to prayse <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-220"><bkdv3 n="12054">Now I intend to set before your eyes, first how zealous
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-221"><bkdv3 n="12055">and desirous ye ought to be to come to your Church. Se{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-222"><bkdv3 n="12056">condly, how sore <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is grieued with them that doe
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-223"><bkdv3 n="12057">despise or little regard to come to the Church vpon the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-224"><bkdv3 n="12058">holy restfull day. It may well appeare by the Scriptures, that many
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-225"><bkdv3 n="12059">of the godly Israelites, being now in captiuity for their sinnes among the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-226"><bkdv3 n="12060">Babylonians, full often wished and desired to bee againe at <name t="pl">Hierusalem</name>.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-227"><bkdv3 n="12061">And at their returne, through <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse (though many of the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-228"><bkdv3 n="12062">people were negligent) yet the fathers were maruellous deuout to build
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-229"><bkdv3 n="12063">vp the Temple, that <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people might repayre thither, to honour
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-230"><bkdv3 n="12064">him. And king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> when he was a banished man out of his countrey,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-231"><bkdv3 n="12065">out of <name t="pl">Hierusalem</name> the holy city, from the Sanctuary, from the holy place
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-232"><bkdv3 n="12066">and from the Tabernacle of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: What desire, what feruentnesse was
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-233"><bkdv3 n="12067">in him toward that holy place? what wishings and prayers made hee to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-234"><bkdv3 n="12068"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to be a dweller in the house of the Lord? One thing (sayth hee)
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-235"><bkdv3 n="12069">haue I asked of the Lord, and this will I still craue, that I may resort
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-236"><bkdv3 n="12070">and haue my dwelling in the house of the Lord, so long as I liue. Again,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-237"><bkdv3 n="12071">Oh how I ioyed when I heard these words, <f t="r">Wee shall goe into the Lords<f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12072"><cit work="OT. Psalms 122.1, 9"><f t="r">Psal.122.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-238"><bkdv3 n="12073"><f t="r">house<f t="bl">. And in other places of the Psalmes hee declareth for what intent
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-239"><bkdv3 n="12074">and purpose he hath such a feruent desire to enter into the Temple and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-240"><bkdv3 n="12075">Church of the Lord: I will fall downe (sayth he) and worship in the ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-241"><bkdv3 n="12076">ly Temple of the Lord. Againe, I haue appeared in thy holy place, that

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12077"><cit work="OT. Psalms 63.1-2"><f t="r">Psal.63.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-242"><bkdv3 n="12078">I might behold thy might and power, that I might behold thy glory and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-243"><bkdv3 n="12079">magnificence. Finally he sayth: I will shew foorth thy name to my bre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-244"><bkdv3 n="12080">thren, I will prayse thee in the middest of the congregation. Why then
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-245"><bkdv3 n="12081">had <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> such an earnest desire to the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? First because
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-246"><bkdv3 n="12082">there he would worship and honour <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Secondly, there he would
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-247"><bkdv3 n="12083">haue a contemplation and a sight of the power and glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-248"><bkdv3 n="12084">Thirdly, there he would prayse the name of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, with all the congre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-249"><bkdv3 n="12085">gation and company of the people. These considerations of this blessed
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-250"><bkdv3 n="12086">Prophet of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> ought to stirre vp, and kindle in vs the like earnest
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-251"><bkdv3 n="12087">desire to resort to the Church, especially vpon the holy restfull dayes,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-252"><bkdv3 n="12088">there to doe our duties, and to serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, there to call to remembrance
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-253"><bkdv3 n="12089">how <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> euen of his meere mercy, and for the glory of his name sake,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-254"><bkdv3 n="12090">worketh mightily to conserue vs in health, wealth and godlinesse, and

<bkdv3 n="12091"><fw t="catch">mightily</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="12092"><f t="r"><fw t=page>130</fw><fw t="header">The II.part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-255"><bkdv3 n="12093">mightily preserueth vs from the assault and rages of our fierce and cruell
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-256"><bkdv3 n="12094">enemies, and there ioyfully in the number of his faithfull people to praise
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-257"><bkdv3 n="12095">and magnifie the Lords holy Name.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-258"><bkdv3 n="12096">Set before your eyes also that ancient father <f t="r"><name t="ps">Simeon</name><f t="bl">, of whom the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-259"><bkdv3 n="12097">Scripture speaketh thus, to his great commendation, and an encou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-260"><bkdv3 n="12098">ragement for vs to doe the like. There was a man at <f t="r"><name t="pl">Hierusalem</name><f t="bl"> named

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12099"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.25-38"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-261"><bkdv3 n="12100"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Simeon</name><f t="bl">, a iust man, fearing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: he came by the Spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-262"><bkdv3 n="12101">to the Temple, and was told by the same Spirit that hee should not dye
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-263"><bkdv3 n="12102">before hee saw the Annointed of the Lord. In the Temple his promise
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-264"><bkdv3 n="12103">was fulfilled, in the Temple hee saw <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and tooke him in his armes,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-265"><bkdv3 n="12104">in the Temple hee brake out into the mighty prayse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> his Lord.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-266"><bkdv3 n="12105"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Anna</name><f t="bl"> a prophetesse, an olde widdow departed out of the Temple, giuing
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-267"><bkdv3 n="12106">herselfe to prayer and fasting day and night: And she, comming about the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-268"><bkdv3 n="12107">same time, was likewise inspired, and confessed, and spake of the Lord,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-269"><bkdv3 n="12108">to all them that looked for the redemption of <name t="pl">Israel</name>. This blessed man,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-270"><bkdv3 n="12109">and this blessed woman, were not disappointed of wonderfull fruit, com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-271"><bkdv3 n="12110">modity and comfort, which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> sent them, by their diligent resor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-272"><bkdv3 n="12111">ting to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy Temple. Now yee shall heare how grieuously
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-273"><bkdv3 n="12112"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath beene offended with his people, for that they passed so little
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-274"><bkdv3 n="12113">vpon his holy Temple, and foulely either despised or abused the same.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-275"><bkdv3 n="12114">Which thing may plainely appeare by the notable plagues and punish{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-276"><bkdv3 n="12115">ments which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath layd vpon his people, especially in this, that
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-277"><bkdv3 n="12116">he stirred vp their aduersaries horribly to beate downe, and vtterly to de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-278"><bkdv3 n="12117">stroy his holy Temple with a perpetuall desolation. Alasse, how many
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-279"><bkdv3 n="12118">Churches, Countreys, and Kingdomes of Christian people, haue of
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-280"><bkdv3 n="12119">late yeeres beene plucked downe, and ouerrunne, and left waste, with
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-281"><bkdv3 n="12120">grieuous and intolerable tyranny and cruelty of the enemie of our Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-282"><bkdv3 n="12121"><name t="ps">Christ</name> the great Turke, who hath so vniuersally scourged the Christians,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-283"><bkdv3 n="12122">that neuer the like was heard or read of? Aboue thirtie yeeres past, the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-284"><bkdv3 n="12123">great Turke had ouerrunne, conquered, and brought into his dominion
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-285"><bkdv3 n="12124">and subiection, twenty Christian kingdomes, turning away the people
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-286"><bkdv3 n="12125">from the faith of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, poysoning them with the diuelish religion of
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-287"><bkdv3 n="12126">wicked <f t="r"><name t="ps">Mahomet</name><f t="bl">, and either destroying their Churches vtterly, or filthily
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-288"><bkdv3 n="12127">abusing th&emacron; with their wicked |&| detestable errours. And now this great
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-289"><bkdv3 n="12128">Turke, this bitter and sharpe scourge of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> vengeance, is euen
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-290"><bkdv3 n="12129">at hand in this part of Christendome, in <name t="pl">Europe</name>, at the borders of <name t="pl">Italy</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-291"><bkdv3 n="12130">at the borders of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Germanie</name><f t="bl">, greedily gaping to deuoure vs, to ouerrunne
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-292"><bkdv3 n="12131">our countrey, to destroy our Churches also, vnlesse wee repent our sinfull
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-293"><bkdv3 n="12132">life, and resort more diligently to the Church to honour <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to learne
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-294"><bkdv3 n="12133">his blessed will, and to fulfill the same. The Iewes in their time prouoked
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-295"><bkdv3 n="12134">iustly the vengeance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for that partly they abused his holy Tem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-296"><bkdv3 n="12135">ple with the detestable idolatry of the heathen, and superstitious vanities
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-297"><bkdv3 n="12136">of their own inuentions contrary to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandement, partly
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-298"><bkdv3 n="12137">they resorted vnto it as hypocrites, spotted, imbrewed, and fouly defiled
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-299"><bkdv3 n="12138">with all kinde of wickednesse and sinfull life, partly many of them pas{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-300"><bkdv3 n="12139">sed little vpon the holy Temple, and cared not whether they came thi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-301"><bkdv3 n="12140">ther, or no. And haue not the Christians of late dayes, and euen in

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<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-302"><bkdv3 n="12143">our dayes also, in like maner prouoked the displeasure and indignation
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-303"><bkdv3 n="12144">of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? partly because they haue prophaned and defiled
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-304"><bkdv3 n="12145">their Churches with heathenish and Iewish abuses, with images and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-305"><bkdv3 n="12146">idoles, with numbers of Altars, too too superstitiously and intolerably
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-306"><bkdv3 n="12147">abused, with grosse abusing and filthy corrupting of the Lords holy sup{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-307"><bkdv3 n="12148">per, the blessed Sacrament of his body and blood, with an infinite
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-308"><bkdv3 n="12149">number of toyes and trifles of their owne deuises, to make a goodly out{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-309"><bkdv3 n="12150">ward shew, and to deface the plaine, simple, and sincere religion of <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-310"><bkdv3 n="12151"><name t="ps">Iesus</name>, partly they resort to the Church like hypocrites, full of all ini{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-311"><bkdv3 n="12152">quity and sinfull life, hauing a vaine and dangerous fansie and perswa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-312"><bkdv3 n="12153">sion, that if they come to the Church, besprinckle them with holy wa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-313"><bkdv3 n="12154">ter, heare a masse, and bee blessed with the chalice, though they vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-314"><bkdv3 n="12155">stand not one word of the whole seruice, nor feele one motion of repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-315"><bkdv3 n="12156">tance in their hearts, all is well, all is sure. Fie vpon such mocking and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-316"><bkdv3 n="12157">blaspheming of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy ordinance. Churches were made for a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-317"><bkdv3 n="12158">nother purpose, that is, to resort thither, and to serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> truely,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-318"><bkdv3 n="12159">there to learne his blessed will, there to call vpon his mighty Name,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-319"><bkdv3 n="12160">there to vse the holy Sacraments, there to trauaile how to bee in chari{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-320"><bkdv3 n="12161">tie with thy neighbour, there to haue thy poore and needy neighbour in
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-321"><bkdv3 n="12162">remembrance, from thence to depart better and more godly then thou
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-322"><bkdv3 n="12163">camest thither. Finally <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> vengeance hath beene, and is dayly
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-323"><bkdv3 n="12164">prouoked, because much wicked people passe nothing to resort to the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-324"><bkdv3 n="12165">Church, either for that they are so sore blinded that they vnderstand no{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-325"><bkdv3 n="12166">thing of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and godlinesse, and care not with diuilish example to
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-326"><bkdv3 n="12167">offend their neighbours, or else for that they see the Church altogether
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-327"><bkdv3 n="12168">scoured of such gay gazing sights, as their grosse phantasie was greatly
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-328"><bkdv3 n="12169">delighted with, because they see the false religion abandoned, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-329"><bkdv3 n="12170">true restored, which seemeth an vnsauory thing to their vnsauory taste,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-330"><bkdv3 n="12171">as may appeare by this that a woman said to her neighbour: Alas gos{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-331"><bkdv3 n="12172">sip, what shall wee now doe at Church, since all the Saints are taken
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-332"><bkdv3 n="12173">away, since all the goodly sights wee were wont to haue, are gone, since
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-333"><bkdv3 n="12174">wee cannot heare the like piping, singing, chaunting, and playing vp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-334"><bkdv3 n="12175">on the organes that we could before. But (dearely beloued) we ought
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-335"><bkdv3 n="12176">greatly to reioyce and giue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> thankes, that our Churches are
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-336"><bkdv3 n="12177">deliuered out of all those things which displeased <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so sore, and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-337"><bkdv3 n="12178">filthily defiled his holy house and his place of prayer, for the which hee
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-338"><bkdv3 n="12179">hath iustly destroyed many nations, according, to the saying of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">:
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-339"><bkdv3 n="12180">If any man defile the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will him destroy. And
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-340"><bkdv3 n="12181">this ought we greatly to praise <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for, that such superstitious |&| ido{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-341"><bkdv3 n="12182">latrous maners as were vtterly nought and defaced <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory, are
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-342"><bkdv3 n="12183">vtterly abolished, as they most iustly deserued: and yet those things that
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-343"><bkdv3 n="12184">either <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> was honoured with, or his people edified, are decently
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-344"><bkdv3 n="12185">retained, and in our Churches comely practised. But nowe forasmuch

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12186"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 3.17"><f t="r">I Cor.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-345"><bkdv3 n="12187">as yee perceiue it is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> determinate pleasure ye should resort vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-346"><bkdv3 n="12188">to your Churches vpon the day of holy rest, seeing yee heare what dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-347"><bkdv3 n="12189">pleasure <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> conceiueth, what plagues hee powreth vpon his diso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-348"><bkdv3 n="12190">bedient people, seeing yee vnderstand what blessings <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> are gi{\-}

<bkdv3 n="12191"><fw t="catch">uen</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="12192"><f t="r"><fw t=page>132</fw><fw t="header">The II.part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-349"><bkdv3 n="12193">uen, what heauenly commodities come to such people as desirously and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-350"><bkdv3 n="12194">zealously vse to resort vnto their Churches, seeing also ye are now friend{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-351"><bkdv3 n="12195">ly bidden and ioyntly called, beware that ye slacke not your duetie, take
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-352"><bkdv3 n="12196">haede that you suffer nothing to let you hereafter to come to the Church
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-353"><bkdv3 n="12197">at such times as you are ordinarily appoynted and commanded. Our
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-354"><bkdv3 n="12198">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> telleth in a parable, that a great supper was prepared,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-355"><bkdv3 n="12199">gestes were bidden, many excused themselues and would not come: I
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-356"><bkdv3 n="12200">tell you (sayth <name t="ps">Christ</name>) none of them that were called shall tast of my sup{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-357"><bkdv3 n="12201">per. This great Supper, is the true religion of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-358"><bkdv3 n="12202">wherewith hee will bee worshipped in the due receiuing of his Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-359"><bkdv3 n="12203">ments, and sincere preaching and hearing of his holy word, and practi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-360"><bkdv3 n="12204">sing the same by godly conuersation. This feast is now prepared in
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-361"><bkdv3 n="12205"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> banqueting house the Church, you are thereunto called and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-362"><bkdv3 n="12206">ioyntly bidden: if you refuse to come, and make your excuses, the same
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-363"><bkdv3 n="12207">will bee answered to you that was vnto them. Now come therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-364"><bkdv3 n="12208">(dearely beloued) without delay, and chearefully enter into <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-365"><bkdv3 n="12209">feasting house, and become pertakers of the Benefites prouided and pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-366"><bkdv3 n="12210">pared for you. But see that yee come thither with your holyday gar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-367"><bkdv3 n="12211">ment, not like hypocrites, not of a custome and for manners sake, not
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-368"><bkdv3 n="12212">with lothsomenesse, as though ye had rather not come then come, if ye
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-369"><bkdv3 n="12213">were at your liberty. For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hateth and punisheth such counterfet
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-370"><bkdv3 n="12214">hypocrites, as appeareth by <name t="ps">Christes</name> former parable. My friend (saith
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-371"><bkdv3 n="12215"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) how camest thou in without a wedding garment? And there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-372"><bkdv3 n="12216">fore commanded his seruants to binde him hand and foote, and to cast
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-373"><bkdv3 n="12217">him into vtter darkenesse, where shall bee weeping, and wayling, and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-374"><bkdv3 n="12218">gnashing of teeth. To the intent that yee may auoyd the like danger at
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-375"><bkdv3 n="12219"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand, come to the Church on the holy day, and come in
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-376"><bkdv3 n="12220">your holy day garment, that is to say, come with a chearefull and a
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-377"><bkdv3 n="12221">godly minde, come to seeke <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory, and to bee thankefull vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-378"><bkdv3 n="12222">to him, come to bee at one with thy neighbour, and to enter in frend{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-379"><bkdv3 n="12223">ship and charity with him. Consider that all thy doings stincke before
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-380"><bkdv3 n="12224">the face of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, if thou bee not in charity with thy neighbour. Come
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-381"><bkdv3 n="12225">with an heart sifted and cleansed from worldely and carnall affections
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-382"><bkdv3 n="12226">and desires, shake off all vaine thoughtes which may hinder thee from
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-383"><bkdv3 n="12227"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> true seruice. The bird when she will flee, shaketh her wings:
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-384"><bkdv3 n="12228">Shake and prepare thy selfe to flee higher then all the birdes in the ayre,
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-385"><bkdv3 n="12229">that after thy duety duelie done in this earthly Temple and
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-386"><bkdv3 n="12230">Church, thou mayest flee vp, and be receiued into the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-387"><bkdv3 n="12231">glorious Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in heauen through
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-388"><bkdv3 n="12232"><name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name> our Lord, to whom with the
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-389"><bkdv3 n="12233">Father and the holy Ghost bee all
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-390"><bkdv3 n="12234">glorie and honour.
<ttdv4 n="II.8.2-391"><bkdv3 n="12235">Amen.

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