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cause they believed not them which had seen him aster he was -risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. *He that believeth and is baptized, ihall be saved; but he that believeth not, (hall be damned. And these signs ihali follow them that believe: in my Name mall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues, they mail take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it mail not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, -f-and fat on the right hand of God.- And they tvint forth and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following... v.r „■;* o... .rr,.

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t :. 1- i'/ . . if..u 22« ColleEl* >. I.i».:■ ■ "< t*-n'tr[i y^\G6d the. King ofglory^who hast.exalted thine only Son Jefas \J Christ with great triumph unto thy. kingdom in heavens We beseech , thee^ leave us .not comfortless; but fend to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the fame place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee, and the Holy Ghosty bne God, world without end. Amen.^ i i

The Epistle, i S. Pet.. 4. 7. L tr*.'.u K *HE end of all things is' at.' hand.; be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have servejlt

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Paraphrsse on the CvlkS for the Sunday ester AJctnJion day. O infinitely glorious God, who hast highly staked 'coinfort of thy Holy Spirit under all our ffistretTes,'_ _ iy.Son.Uius Christ in Heave*, and leiidcied htm Tic- advance us to those heavenly Mansion* where thy Son torious ojeer all his Enemiw: -leave us not destitute we -our Forerunner is entered before us, who reigneth with thee of thy help and support; but grant us the .thee and the Holy Spirit,, one God for ever aud ever.

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•tphaiity among yourselves: § for chanty shall cover the multitude os lins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God: If any man minister, let him do it, as of the ability which God giveth, that God in ail things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel. S. John 15.' 26. and part of the 16 Chapter.

WHEN the Comforter is come, whom I will fend unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceed • eth from the Father, he shall testify of me. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye mould not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service. XAnd these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me; but these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.

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The ColleSi. V ''': : . <> ■■

(">O D, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful JT people, by the sending to them the light os thy Holy Spirit •, Grant us by the fame Spirit to have a right judgment in all things,

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7 'he end of all Things, l£<. That is, the end of the served here that tho'Christianity is at present coun

Jcwisti Church and State are at hand, fee Luke xxi 9. tenanced and supported by the civil Government: yet

34* 35* 3^* that saying' of St. Paul's still in some measure holds

J For Charity Jha'l cover, i£c. That is, where a good (viz.) that all that will live godly in Christ Jesuit

F erson is possessed os real Charity it will induce him to /ball suffer persecution. For as the conduct of a truly

treat his fellow CreatuiCs with Gentleness, Meekness, pood Man is a continual reproach 10 the wicked, and

and Forbearance,—will engage him to draw a Veil therefore as offensive to them as the light to fore

over their failing and infirmities, andmercifuly to own. Eyes; so 'tis no wonder if they endeavour by calumny

Itei such injuries and offences done to him as call not and detraction to .reduce him as much as possible to

for puMick justice. See Prov. x. 2. , ."_ • their own level; and to harass and distress him ac tor dr

J And theft Ihingt -j;ill they do, 13e. It may be ob- iag as they have power and opportunity.'

and evermore to .rejoiqe in his holy comfort, through the merits of! Christ Jesus our Saviour, .who liveth and reigneth with thee,.in the unity of "the fame Spirit, one God, world without end.. Amen. • , ,F'oKjhe Epistle. .Acts 2. 1. - -t~ '. •»

§T "X TH E N the day [of Pentecost was fully come, they were all V V with one accord, in one place. And suddenly there came a found from heaven, as.of a rustling, mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were fitting. 'And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, pf fire, and it fat upon each of them,: And they were alrfiUed" with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with Other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, .devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and yere confounded, because that every, man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed^ and marvelled, faying, one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt,, and in the parts of Libya, about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them .speak |ri ourtorigues the wonderful works of God. m

'The Gospel. S. John 14. 15.

JEfus said unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my commandments» And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you

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O God, who as at this Time didst enlighten and in- Aanding of the Things that pertain to Salvation* and struct the Apostles by the miraculous descent of the be silled with all joy in believing, through the Mer;ta Holy Spirit upon .them. Grant that we also, by the of Jesus Christ* who reigreth with thee, and the fame influence of the fame Spirit may gain a right under- Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

* { Wktn tht Daj of Pentecost. It was so called from at the fame tinwby Christians, is supposed to have been.

Its being the fif'''tk Day after the second Day of the so called from the <whift Garments which the Persons

Feast of the Passover. It was observed by the Jews as baps'zed in the antient Church at this season, were used

a Feast of Thanksgiving for the gathering in their to weai as an emblem of that Purity which became

'Harvest, and reaping it in freedom from Egyptian their profession*'

servitude. Thij Festival of Whitsundaj which is kept . j ..*'.*»


another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, -because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him; for he dwelleth .with you, and mall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet,, a .little while, and the world seeth me no more;: but because: I Ijve, yt mall live also. At that day ye mall kriow-that I am in my Father, atid' y<*U in me, and I in you; He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he . that loveth me, mall be loved of mjr Father, and I will love him^and will manifest myself to him. Judas faith unto him, (not Isckrldt) Lord, how is it that thou wilt

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as the world gjyeth*. glvs J unto you. Let not your- hearts be ^troubled, neithfcr let it.fee afraid. . Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and^eorae ,again unto you., if ye loved me, ye ■would rejoice, because J said > I gounto the Father: for my Fatheris*. greater than I, . And: rntyv, I have told you, before it come to paikjthat whcn^-;if,is, c<^n5fe;(o fftsfr. ye might believe. Hereafter. I will, not talk much, with yout (or the prince of this world cometh, and Jiath nothing in. mes s Butithat the World may know that I love -the Father; and as,the;Father gave me commandment, even jo I do. ';|; ..Monday in Wbasun-week.. \- r. trf

GO Di who .as. at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, hy the fending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the fame Spirit to have a right judgment in all things^ and evermcre to his holy comfort, through the merits of Christ Jem our Saviour, /who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the. unity of! the fame Spirit, one God, wiorld without end. Amen,'

For the Epiftie. Acts id, 134..?- \' •'' I *|

THEN Peter opened his mouth, and said, 'X Of a truth I pqr^ ceive that God is no respecter of persons; r^ut in every nation: jae that feareth him,' and. worketlv'righteousnesi, -is- accepted witn him. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of allJ^Fhat worol^ .ltffi^j "jrou^.< know* which was ~-ul:'1—' -11 T,,j—1 i c.


Galilee, after the

Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power, who

Paraphrase on the Collefi For Monday in Whitsan-Wtek. , O God who as at this Season didst instruct the first tion; and a holy joy and consolation under all our Christians by the miraculous illumination of thy Holy Trials and Afflictions, thmugh the Merit* of our SaSpirit. Give us we beseech thee by the some Spirit, a viour, Christ Jesus, who reigneth with thee and the fame Tight knowkdge of all things pertaining to oor Salva- Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

X Of 'a truth Iperctisqt that Gcd,i£i:. St. Peter thus ceptable to God, not on - account of their descent or

refutes that mistaken opinion e£ the Jews, that tbty Circumcision, but because theyfearGdd and <uwi RigV

were the only acceptable People to God; and that ttou/nt/;. And frtm the calling of Cornelius it is evi

merely on account of the Nation and Anaftcr* to which dent that some of other Nations owning the true God',

(hey-belonged; but he here sliews that Men not only not onlyrtigfy, but did star Gtd and wv»rk Rigfitehui^

of the Jrwift, but of any other Nation may be ac*'1 ness before their conversion to Ghti£&imif+' rj J C

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