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Sermon

I.

Of

theRE s

v

R REcTI

oN.

}

which made the

Prophet

call

it{opio{am Redemptionem

a

plenteott< Rtdemptiht.

Bur

t~~

.

A

of/le

he goeth beyond all, mexpreffing thts : moneplace tl"<

mtn~

<t

""""""~''

1

n

Eph

,_

1 •

,

atorher·~~ft~iew.r{v&o~v,

inanocher

'lfA.iovti.(ro~v :

mtrcy,nch,

tx~cedtng,graceoverabounding,

Eph.,

s.

1

ha

race jieperjlnom

(for fo is

"""d(pv:

}and

Jitperftuottn~

en011gh a':dtoffiare;

fupeJ:.. •

Tun·•·••·

flu~~

is (cleerd y)

eno11gh

and

more thtm enough. Once dyutg

then, bemg more thJn en.

.

ough, no reafon Hcfhould dye more than once. That, of Hts dcat!H

.

.

N

W O

fHislife:

HdivtthrmtoGo

01

TheRigouroftheldwbeingfully

H•Thecaurc•!

0

I

.

fl1

b

c

!! d

.

1Sltv,.g.

fatisfied by His

de•th :

then was He no onger

JU

y, ut wrongru y eramed by

death:

As therefore, by the

po;~et

He had, Helayd downe H1s

life,[oHetookc

it

againe, and

ro(e againefom the dead.

And not on!y

rofe

H1mfelfe; Bur, m one

COil-

current aC!ion Go o, who had by H1s dearh, rece1ved full famfachon, reached

Him

(asinvcr~)

His hand, and raifcd Him to life. The Apollles word

'"'fa,;,

in the

native force doth more properly figmfie,

rayfed6y another,

rhan

rtfm

by Htmfelfe.

And is foufed to !hew, it was done, noto'lly by the power of the

Sonne,

but by rhe

111

i!l,

confenr,

~nd

co-operation of the

Father;

and Hethe caufe of ir, whoforrhe

over·abundant

merit of. His

death,

and His

humbling Himfel(e,andbecomming obediest

Piu!.•.s;

todeath, even the.death of the Crof{e,

not only

rayfedHim,

bur

propter

IJDC,

even

for that

caufe,exalted Him alf•,

ro live wuh Him,in joy and gl ory for ever. For, as when He

-lived roman, Helived

to

much m1fery; fo, now He

livtth to

Go o, He !tveth in all

felicitie. This pm being oppofitely fer downe

to

the former:

livtng,

to exclude

dy.

ing againe ; living to God,

to

exclude

death• dominion,

and all t'· 1ngs per,Jimng t')

1

r,

For, as with G

b

D IS

life,•nd

tht

fountame

of

life,

again{!

death;

I

even the

fountainp

of

life

never

fJil~ng,

but ever tcnewing

to

all eternity:) fo Wtth Him alfo,

t<.'orrens

Phil.3&.t~

de!tciarum,

a

mamerwer ofp!ea{ures,

even

p!eafurcs_

for

evermore;

never ebbmg,but

ever flowing, to all contenrmenc; agamft the

mifenes

belongmg to

deaths dominzon.

And there

H~

liveth

rhus : nor

~ow,

as the

Sonne of

Go o, as He Jived before all

worlds, bur as the

Sorme of"''"'

in the right of our nature : roeftate us, in rh.is Jife

io rhe hope of

artverfiM·

•10djn the life to come, in perfecbnd full poffeffion

ofH~

owne and His

Fathersb!iife

and happineffe: when we ihall

al(olivet~

Go o, and

G

0

~be

all

in all;

which is the higheft pitch of all our

hope.

We feethen,H:sdying

.2nd r!fl11_g-,and the grounds

of

both: And thus have we the

tot

an

of our

Smnw,

.

Now followcth our

ai:compt.

An

11ccompt

is

either of what is

comining

to

nf.;

IT.'

and thatwclikewdl: or what

isgoingfom tu,

and that is not io pleafing.

Comming

tom,

I call matter of

henejt: GoingfoJittu,

mmer of

duty:

where(! doubr)many

?~'r ~~;·;;.;:

:an expectation will be d-:ceived, makmg

accompt

ro heare from rhe

refiirrefliim

mar~

mi;'·"

·•,

tho

ter

of

be~efit,

only to

come in,

where

theApojile

calleth us to

ammpt

for matter

ofdu.

benefit.

ty

whtch ts to goc from us.

.

·

An

accompt

there

i~

growing

to

us by

Chrifts rifing,of

matter of

6en'eft

and com–

fort: fuch an onetherCJS,and we have rouched ir before. The hope ofgayning a be"t·

re~

hfe, whichgroweth from

Chrifts riflng,

is ourcomforr againfi thefeare of lofing

thts. Thus doe we comfort our ielvesagamfi our deaths:

Now

blef!ed be

Go o

that

,p.,,q:

hath

rer;ener•ted tu tD altvely hope, by the rejitrreflzon

of

Iefru

Chrifl :

Thus doe we

comfort

OUT

felves againft our friends death;

Co~nfort

JOllY

[<Ives one another

(faith

~e Apo~le,)

w1th thefe words: what words bee they

(

Even thole

of

ourS •-

,

T&.r.

4

.~.s;

fo

:r?

u• m

~he

GbfPell,

Re{urget

frate~

tm«,

Thy brothrr

(or

thy Father,

or

thyfriend)

loh.u,, 3 •

h.

~ife

agame.

And nor onely aga10fi

death,

bur even againfi

"I!

rhc

mJ(rries

if

·

·

~fo

1

f~:

It was

lobs

comfort onthe dung-hill: well yet,

videbo J>wm in carne mea:

:tnda

t'

Go o

tn

myjlefh.

And not in Our miferies alone, bur when

w~

doe well,

Iob

,

9 ,, 1 ;

.

fi.

oaman refpeel:eth us for it: Iris the .ApoH!esconclufionof rheChapter ofrhe

~e

urre

zon :

Be ofgood cheere yer,

tabor veffer non crit intWu in Domino :

your

la-

1

Cor r, 1

r ·

oO!Ii'unottnv .

,

t'

L d

lb 11

,r,

·"

h

, ,. -•

·u.ft

All

amer~

':'

or

: you

a have youqeward atthc

r~11rreuton

I!J

t

e

.

.

J

•.

thefe wates, cotnfort 'ommetli unto us by it,

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