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Sermon

2.

Of

theNAr

r v

l

r

1

It.

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1

~

it_i_s-lu-ffi- ci_e_ut __

,-tl_u_t_t_he-fo_r_c--p-a-rt ofthe-Chapter is, by S.tint 1\f.rtthe:;;:-e-;;-prea;;;--

- .–

plied to our

S<tvio

11

r :

and chat,

t

~~isv.-rftdo~h

mlcp:Jrably dtpcndonthar, andis:J,ilcagedas

M" ·i·

1

f,

thereafon of

it .

For, rmtot/5.

0[

Hun therefore, we takctt, and

to

Htm apply tt, rhat cannot

bet.tktn,ofan;, or applied to any other, butHtm.

.

..

But bow cunc

Efay

to

fpeake of

cbrijt,

to

Ab11:t.

?

Thus:

v1

ha:r.

was then m .very great The,._

dill:rdf~~

he

had loll: in one day tigbry chouf.tnd ofhis people; and rwo hundred thouland

c4]ionof

of them(more)

rarricd away captives.

And now, the two

Ktng1

~vere_rarfing

new

po>~er

thtsPrr.

acrainfl hii

11 :

Thetimes grew vtry much overcall. And,rlus you!hall oblcrve: The cluefell:

~hm•.

p~ophecies

ofChri{l

came ever, infuc]l times: That, S.

Peter

drd

well~

to

ref~mble

the

won~

,

Pot,L•9

ofpropheCie

to

:1

c.ndle,m!ococalzgmofo,a dark

roome.

Iaco6s:ofShdo,

1~

i£gypt,

a dark

place: ~~~-

49·

Daniel's,

of

Mefia<,

m

Bab7lon;

a

place as darke,as

£gypt

.-

fhts of

Ejay,wl1cn

the

ten

Tnbcs

D.m. 9 ,,

4 ;

were on the point ofcarrymg away, under

Hoj/J:a.

That of_I

ererme (

'-,f

Woman j!Ja!!mclofe a

•1;

4

N•n)

whenlt!da,

in thefamecafe, under

Iuhonia1.

Ever;

m

darkcnmes,who therefore nee-

Icr.l"'~'

ded mof! rhelight ofcomfort•

.

But· what's this to

Ahaz

cafe~

He looked for another melfage froni hrm; How to

ef~ape

hisenemies.

A

cold comfort might he thinke it, to be preached to, of

lilimamte!,

In-

deed, he fo thought it; and therefore hee gave over

E(ay,and

bctooke him

ro

She6na;

who

wilhed him to fccke to the

King

of

A}lmr

for helpe, and let

lmmantttfgoe.

Yet, for all that;

even then

ro

fpeake of

Cl;rift,

being looked into, it is neither impertinent, norout offeafon.

\V

ithall chc Prophetsit is ufuall,inthecalamitics of thispeople,

to

have recourfellill, to the

fundamenrall promilc of the

Mefi«r.

For that;

till

Hee were come, they might bee fure

they could_!J01 be rooted out; bur mull: be preferved, ifit were but

~otthis

childeJ

fake, till

He

were borne.- And yet, rfthey could beleeve on Hrm, otherwife tt ts no match:

Niji

cre–

dideriti!~

Then, thus the Pr\}phets argue : He will nor denie you this f.wour, for He will

EC.',7·9·:

grant yoi.t

af.me

greatetthan this;cven Hts owne

Sonne;

and, by him;

a

fartegteater delive-

rance; and, 1fHecan de!tver you from thedevourmg fire of

Hell,

ml!ch more; from theni :

and if give you peace with

God,

muchmore with them. So, teaching thofe that willlcarne,

the onely right way to compalferheir 01vne fafety, is by making fure worke of

Immam•ei,God

with"'·

To the true regard of.whom,. Go

D.

hath annexed the

promifes

as

well of thi;, a< of

the other life.

All

are, as lines drawndrom this d:mcr

;:11!

in Him;

yeaaild Amen.

Which

all'

Ti...f.3.

fervc,

to

raife

Aha:r.

up, and his people, to receive this

Childe, andtorejoyce in His day,

as rheir

:

0

~

0

'·'·

Father Abraham

did.

lohn S.jG

Thus, the

occajionyou

have heard. Theparrs;

adoml11m

evidently, ate. two; 'a

child-

Tb,

Di~ .

birth :

and a

'Baptifme.

1

The

Child-birth,

in thefe:

For rmtoye11, &c.

'The

llapti{me,

in

vifioii.

thefe:

His

name,

&c.

lntheformer; r.Firli:ofrhemaine poinrs; TheNatttm,

Ptrfonandofjice;

1

Natum,in

I.

thefe:

Chi!deand Sonne. 'Perfon,

in thcfe:

HisJhottldm,His

N"'me.

;.

office,

inthefe

;Hi1 Go-

I

'Vernmmt,

z.

Then ofthe deriving ofanimerell:to us in thefe [Tot«,]two tim.es, And chat

"

is oftwo forts:

1

By being

6erne;

a right; by his

birth.

,

By

being

given:

a right, by a

deed

~f

gift.

.

"

. .

'

In the latter,_ of His

Baptifme,

isfetd01vne Hisll:ileconfi(ting of five peeces, comeining

II;

fiveufes; for wh1ch He was thus

given:

each to be ton!idcred

in

his order.

I

T is ever our lirltcarc,to beg!nwith,and to fettlethe

mainepoint

ofthe myfreric : ;

Nature,

Ii

'Per

[on

and

l

office:

and after, to looke to our owne

benefit

by

th~m.

To begin with

Th<

cbiltl~

theN

dltlres,

of

Go

D

and

Man :

They

be

*

fi•per ha11cpetram :

upon them

i

yerh the weight

~"~be

of

all the refi; they arc the

twojlJoulderJ

whereon this

Government

doth refl.

A(,,~,.

. We

have.two words,

childe

and

Son.ne

.'

neither,walt But, ifno more in tbefe.cond,than

~':It:

N.,;

In the firfl,thc

fi~ll:

had

b~ene

enough: 1fthe firll: enough, the fecond fuperfluous. Bur, in this '""''

:Booke,notlung ts fuperlluous. So then, two diverfethings they import.

M"·'·~··

fi

Wergh the words:

Child

is norfatd, but

in humanis,among

men.

Somumay

beindivirlis:

AsA<'

8

romheayen, God fpake it,

This iJ

my

Sonne':

May; andmult be, here,

.

.

As

G~~:

.

h

Wetgh theorhertwo:

•6orneand 'given.

That,whichis6orne,beginrmhthen(firll:)M'"'7·f'·.

to

abvelusbcmg, That, which

isgi'llm

prcfttppofeth

a

fort~~

er being:

for,

b4t

inull-,,thar

it

may

egzwn.

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