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Sermon

r.

Of the

PASS ION.

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1 · 011

~"or

it is not Mee, but

in Mee

:

Not onely

Vpon

Him, but

Into

atten

I

r•

'

fi

.

d

.

. h .

.

Him.

2 ,

That wee doe it o t, agame an bagame;

~Jt

lteratwn:

for,

!JI!JPicient,

is

re-afpicient.

N_ot a

J!ngle

ail,

ut an

aElzterate4.

3: That

r.

ur namre

to

doe It, as It.were, by vertue of an

In[unElton,

per

we cau1e o

. h

0

. .

ll

. . .

h

n

·t m

as the

Sc!Joolmen

call it. For mt e

ngma

,

It IS m t e

com-

ac.WIIetctu

,

.

. '

·

h

·

manding [onjmzCtion,

that figmfieth,faczent

fe

re/}zcere,

rat er than

!J(effe:

cient.

FirR

then, not llighdy,

fuperficiall~

or perfunctorily, budtedfaiHy;

h-~ and

with due attention, ro

look.e upon

Hmz.

And, not to lo?ke upon the

.,.!~

•. ·

out-fide alone; bur,

to

looke

into

the very entrailes ; andWith our eye to

Rrfpicimt

In

pierce

him tha_t

'V:

as thus

pierced. In Bum

beareth both:

_ .

Eum~

1.

P'pon

htm,tfwe

look,

we fhall fee fo much,as

Pdate

fhewed ofh1m,

&ce Homo,

that

He

isa

Man.

And, if he were not a

man,

but fome other.

unreafondble creature,

it were great ruth to fee him fo handled.

2.

Among men we leffepitie

MalefaElors,

and have moG compafsion

on them that be

innocent.

And, he was innocent, and deferveditnot (as

you have heard) his enemies_rhemfelvesbeing his fudges.

:

3. Amongthofe that be mnocem,

~he

more

noble

the perfo?, the grea.

ter the griefe, and the more heavy ever IS the

fpe~a~le.

Now, 1f we con.

fider the Verfe of thisTextwell, wee fhall fee, tt

IS

Go o himfelfe, and

no man that here fpeaketh (for, to G oo only it belongeth,to

poure out

the

Spirit of grace;

it paffeth mans reach, to doe it : )

~o

that, if we

looke

bet~

ter

upon

him, wee fltall fee as much as the

Centunon

faw? that

thit partie

Mat.

~

7

i-4.

thus

pierced

u

the

SoN

of

Go o._The

SoN

.of Go o flame! Sutdy, he

that bath done this deed

is

t/Je

(!Jild

of deatb,

would every one of us

fay :

2

Sam. u .r.

Et tu es bomo, Thou art the man,

would the

Prophet

anfwere us : You arc:

7•

they, for whole fins the SoN

ofGoo

bath hisveryheart-bloudfhed

forth . Which muG needs fhike into us remorfe of a deeper degree than

before : That, not only, itis wee that have

pi·erced

the Partie thus found

flaine; but, that this Parcie; whom vve have thus

pierced,

isnot a princi-

pall perfon among the children

of

men, but even the

Only begotten S

0 N

of

tbemofl

Hig/1

Go o: Which will make us crie out (with

St.Augufline)

0 amarttudo peccati mei, ad quam tol/enda.'fl necejfaria fuit amal'itudotanta!

Now fure,deadly was the bitterneffe ofour fins,that might not be

cnred~

but by the bitter death and blond fheddingpafsion of the SoN

of

G u o.

And this may we fee

looking upon Him.

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_

B~tnowthen,

if we_lookei.'1Eum,

into

Him, we

fhall

fee yet agrea.::

ter thtng, whtch may ratfe us m comfort, as farre as the other l:altus

downe. Even the bowels of

compaj?ion

and tender

lo1le,

whereby hec!

would and was content to fuffer ali this for our fakes. For that, whereas

a

110

man

had power to take His life from flim,

(for hee had po\ver tO have

"Ioh.ro.

1

g;

commanded

b

twel11e Legions

of

.A'ngels,in

his jnG defenfe: and, without

hMaM6.

5

~

;tny

dngellat

all,

p~~e~

enough of himfelfe with his

c

Ego

furu,

to

ftrzk.e c

fob.r8.61

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