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Of the

R

E

s

u

R R E

c

T 1

o

N.

Sermon

1,

for our times, being, that much we

know,

and little we

compt :

oft wehcare and when

we haveheard,Cmallreckoningwe make of it. What

CH

R

r s

T

didonEafter-Day

we know well; what we are then to doe, we gtve no grear regard : our

Scicntes

is

withoat a

Rept~tantes.

Now

thi~

Scripture,

e." tot!. SubflMJtia,

out of the whole frame of it teacheth

us

otherwife; that chriftian

knowledge

is not a

knowledge

without

all

manner of

accompt_

but that we are

accomptants

for it : that we are to keepe

anA11dite

of what we hear/

and take

ttcrompt

ofour felves ofwhat we have learned.

'-'?·i(•~,,

is

an

Auditors

terme~

thence the Ho

L

t

G

H

o

s

T

hath taken it; and would have us to be

At~ditorsin

both Scnfes•

. And t)lis t.d be generall, in whatfoevcr we

know:

But fpecially, in our

knowldg

1

touching

tliisFeaft

of

CaR r s

T

s

Refurremon

l

where there

arefp~ciall

words for

it in the

Text,

where inexpreife rermes an

accompt

is called for at our hands as anef.

fentiall duty of the Day. The

bmejii,

wee remember,isfogreat; theFe•.ft,wee

hold, fohigh

1

as, though at other rimes we might be forborne, yet on this day,

we

may nor.

·

N

owthe Summe of our

accompt

is fet downe in thefe words

[Similiter

dr

-vos:

J

tbat

we fafhion our [elves

like

to

CH

R 1

s ·r,

dying and rifing: caft qur

[elves

in

tht

fartle moulds; expreife Him, iriboth,as neere as we can.

·

To

accompt of

rhefe, lirfl:: that is,

toaccompt

our felves bound, thus to doe.

To

accomptfor

thefe, fecond: thjlt 1s, to

accompt

w1th our felves, whether

wee

doefo.

Firft

1

to

accompt

our felves bound,thus to doe: refolving thus within our

felv~·

that to heare

a

Sermon of the

Refurrei!ion,

is nothing; 'tO keepe

a

featl:ofrhe

Rtf•;–

rei!ion

is as much, except

it

end in

Similiter

&

-vos.

Nift

(faith St.

Gregury) qa<dde

more celebratur, etiam quoad moreuxprim&tur,

Vnleifeweexpreifethematlerofthe

ieAjl

in the

forme

of our lives; Vnleife,as Heftwn

the gra-ve,

So we

from

fin

:and live

toGodlinejfe,as Heunto

Go n.

Then

to

accompt

with our felves,whetherwe doe thus: that is, to fir downe and

refleCt upon the Sermons wee heare, and the feafl:s wee keepe; how, by knowing

C n

R

Is

T

s

deathwedyetojin;

how,by

knowing

His

Refurrei!ion,we li-ve to

Gon;

how our eftate in foule is bettered : how the fruit of the words wehcare, and the

feafl:s we keepe, doe abound daily toward our

accompt

againft the great Audire.

And

this to

be"

our

"ccompt,

every

Eajler-dJ.y.

Th,Divifiow.

Ofthefe two poims,the former is in the two firfl: verfes,what weniufl

know:

the

· -

latter, is in the lafl:, what we

m~1H

ao-compt

for.

And they beejoyned withSimi/i.

ter

\

to fhew us, they be and muft belof equall.andlike regard :and we,•s

know

;S~

ACcompt.

r.

n.

I

But becaufe, our

knowing

is the groimdof our

ammpt,

the ApoH!e beginncth

with

knowledge.

And io mull: we.

Kno,Piedge,

in

all

Learning, is of two forts:

'Remm,

or •

(arefamm;

~T,, Or~:,;

That,

or,

in that.

The former is in the firfl: Verfe

:,Knowing that

C

H R

I s

T,

&c.

Thelmer,in the Second :

For,

in that, &c.

And becaule we cannot cafl: up a

Summt,

except we have

apartiwlar;

the Apofl:legiveth us a Particular of either: A

parncu:

larof our

Knowledge,.fl.!!,oadres;

whichconfiftetbof thefetbree: '• That

chrift•

rifenfromthedettd.

z.

Tharnow,Hediethnot.

Thatfromhence-forthdeathhAthn<

dominion o-ver Him.

All, in the firft Verle.

Then,aparticular of our

knowltdgt,

.fl.!!,oad caNf,u.

Thecaufe' of His

death,Sin, He died tofinne:

Of His

life,

Go"'

He li-veth to

Go n.

3

And boththefe, bur

once

for all. All,in rhefecond Verfe.

,

.

Then followcth our

Accompt

(in the third Verfe.) Whereinweconfiderfirfi;

1

The

Charge;

and thenthe Difcharge.

1.

The charge firft,

Similiter

&

-vo~:

!hat

we be like to

CH

Il 1

s .,.• And then, wherein: ,

Like,

in

dying to Sin;

Ltkt,

mlr·

'lling to

Go

n;

Which are the two moulds, wherein w:earero be caft, rhatwemay

comeforth

like Him.

This is the

Charge:

z.

And !all: of all,

Themeanes

we have to

helpeustodirchar,.eit,inthelafl:words.:ill·

CH

R

1sT

h

s u

our

Lo1t

v.

,

"'

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·

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