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Sermon

I.

Of the

PAssiON•

.

}

made for

Iojiar.

And

rBebold a greater_ then

I

o

s

1

As is

here.

Ccimming

t (as hee)

to

an honourable death

m

battell;

but

to

a.

moll vile deatll

n:

death of

a

MalefaElor

:

And not (as

IojiM)

dying without any

faul~

~/theil'S;

but mangled and

maff~crcd

in this fhamefull fort

,for m;

.even

for us and our

tral~greflwn's.

V

enly, the du_mbe and fenfeleffe

~ream

res

had this effeCt wrought in them ( of

m.ourmng)

at the fight ofHts death ;

in their kind farrowing for the murder of the

S

o

N NE

of

G

o

D.

And,

wee truly

{hall

be much more

~enfdeffe

then

~hey_,

If it have in us no

worke

eo

the like effeCt.

Efpec~ally,

confidermg It was not forthem,

He

[[

1

ffcred all this; nor they no profit by ic_: but, for us it was; and

wee by it faved : Andyet, they had compalsion, and wee none. Be this

then the firft.

Now

as

the

firltis~fince

&trans}i{tre,

Lcioke upon Him, and be

~

Ref}ittr$_

pierced:

rd,

the lecond may be (and that·fi.tly)

~JP

ice

&

transfige;

Look

transft~·

upon Him , and,

pierce

:

and

pierce

that in thee, that was the cau{e

of

c

HR 1

s

1-'s piercing:

(that is) finne and the lulls thereof. Fe-r, as men

that are

pierced

indeed With the griefe ofan indignitie offered, withall are

pricked to take

re:Ve1!,ge

on him that offers it : fuch alike affeCtion ought

our fi:cond

looking

to

kindle in us; even to take a wreake, or revenge upon

fin ne,

quiafe"cit l1oc,

becauleit hat_h been the_ca?fe of all

~hi_s.

I

meane (as

the H o

L

y

G

H

o s

T

termeth It ) a

mortifyll!,g

or

crucifjmg

;

a

thrufting

thorow of our wicked palsions and concupifcences, in fome kind of

re~

paying thofe manifold villanies , which the

S

o

N N E

of

G

o

D

f

uffered

bymeanes of them. At leallwife ( as before) if it kindle hot our

z..eale

[o

farre againll

jinne;

yet, that it may flake our

z..eale

and

:~ffeCl:ion

to

finne:

that is,

!f.VJPice, m re.JPiciM: !1\,ef}ice

CHRIsT

u

M,

ne re.JPiciM

peccatum~

Thanve h;.;e leffe mind,lelTe liking,leffe acquaintance with

finne

,forrhe

Pafsion-lake.

Forthat, by this meanes we do in fome fort,fpare

CHRtST;

and (at leafl) make His wounds no

Tvider

:

\Whereas by affecting finne

a~

new, we do, what in us lieth,

to

crucifie Him

afrefh, and both increafe

the number, and enlargetheTPidene.ffi of His

Tvounds•

.It is

no

unreafonable requell:, That, if wee !ill: not

wound

finne, yeti

fcemg

CH R

1

s T

hath

;.yound~

enough,and they wide and deep enough;

\Ve fhould forbeare to

pzerce

Him further, and have (at leafl) this fecond

fruit of our

looki'!,g

:1pim Rim

:

either to looke

and

to

piercefinne;

or to

looke,

and

JPare

to

pierce

Him any more.

.

Now,as it

wasjinne

dlat gave Hini thefe

1i?ounds:

fo,

it was love to

3

ReJi,irr(f_

tis t?at made Him receive them, being otherwife able enough

to

have

dilsg•,

av~nded

them all. So that , He was

pierced

with

lol!e;

nb leffe then with

grzefe

:

and it Was that

Tvound

of

lolie,

made Him fo conll:aritly to endure

~I ~he

other.

~hich

lol!e

we inay read in the

palmes

of

Flu

h~nds

(as the

atJersexpre[eit,out of

Efa.

49·

16.)

For,inthe

P11lmeso[Hlsbands,He

Hh3

-

~~~tf!.