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Sermon

1;

-.or

our

going•

But this ofours is another manner of

acc6mpt

,of

duty

togo from

us~

.

m.

fwered by us. And Cuch an one rhere is too, and we

mu~

reckon of it. I adde, that

'h'I1>c

duty or

thiS here IS our firfi accompt; you fee it here called for, tnthe

Epifiletothe Romant·

~

"&<·

the other commerh afrer, in the

Epijlle to

th~

Corinthians.

'

In very deed, this of ours is the key to rhe other, and we lhall never finde found

comfort of ·that

1

unlelfe we doe fi_rfi well palfe th1s

dccmipt

here. Itts (Ifay)lirft

bccaufeitis prefcnr,and concerneth ourfoulcs,even herein this life. The orher

isfu~

ture, and toucherh out our

bodies,and

that in the lifeto come. It is an·error cert•inly

which runneth in mens heads, when they heare of

thereft~rreffion

to conceive

of

it'

~olof.p.

as of a matter meerely future, and nottotakeplacetillrhelatterday. Not only

Chrift

u

ri(en,

butif all be, as it lhould be,

Wee are already rifenwith him,

(faith the

:Apcx:,,o,G,

.Ap'?flle,

inthe Epifile this day, the very firfi words of it: ) and even here now (faith

St.

John,)

is there a

jirjl Re{rerreflion,and

happie is he that

hath hu part in it.

A like

er,

ror it is to conceit the

Refurrec1ion'as

a thing meerely

corporal/,

and no wayes to be

in.

cident into the

Spirit

or

Soule,

at

all.

The

Apojlle

hath already given us an/temto

rh~

Ch.lp. 4

.,r;

conrrarie,in the end of thefourth

chapter

before: Where heiairh;

Herofe agaimfor

our Jufiijication:

and,

Iujlijic41ionis

a

matter fpirituall:

Iujlijcatm

ejl

ffiritu,

(faith the

1

Tino..

pi.

Apojlle)

of

Chrift

Himfelfe. Verily,here mufi the

ffirit rifetograce,

or elfe neirherrhe

lmly

,norit lhall there

rife toglory.

This then is our

firl~ acc~wpt;rhat

accompt of

ours,

which prefently is to bee palfed,and our of hand; th1s ISit, whtch firfi wemull

rake

order for.

The Summe or charge of which accompt, is fer downe in thefe words,Simiuttr

'robct~lte

&

vos:

That web.elikeC Ha

Is

T,carrieHisJmagewhoisheavm/y,aswehave

c

H JUST.

carried rhelmageofrhe

earthly,. &conformedto flu likenej[e;

that what

CH~

1.,

hath wrolight for us, rhelike bee wrought in us: What, wrought forus, by

His

ftefo;

the like wrought in us,by His

Spirit,

Iris a

Maxime

or maineground, in all the

Fathers,that

fuch an

accompt

mufi be: The former,what CH us T hath wrought{"

us,

Deus reputat nobu,

Goo accompreth to us: Forrhe latter, what

CH

a

I,

Tharh

wrought

in

m; Repnt•te vos,

we mull:

ac,·ompt

to G o o. And,r_hat is,s

imiliter

&

v1r,

that we falhion our

[d

ves like Him.

Yone~.

, Like Him,in as many points, as we may :but namely,and exprefly,in theferwo

herefetdowne,'

In dying tofin,

In living 11nto

Go o,in rhefetwo firft: andrhen[e.

condly, in doing both thefe,

•~«. ~.but

once, for all.

Like Him in thefctwo : 'In His

dying.

For He died not only

to

offer afocrijhe

for us (faith Sr.

Paa!) butal[otoleave an example

to us (faith St.

Peter.)

Th]ltexam–

ple are wctobe/ike. •

In Hu rifing.

For He aro[e,notonly that wemighrberegtnt·

ratedto alively hope,

faith St.

Peter :

but alfo, that we might be

graftedintotheJimifi.

tmle of Hu Re[urreEtion;

faith St.

Paul,

a little before, in the

fifth ver{e

of this very

chapter:

That

Similitude

are we to refemble. So have wethe exemplarie

pa~:

ofborh

thele, whereunto we are toframe our

Similiter

&

vos.

He dyedtofin,

there is our patrerne: Our firfiaccomptjmufi

be

Compt yourfelvts

dead tofin.

And that wedoe,when,thereis neither

aEtion,

nor

affiEtion,

nor any

figne

of

life,in us,towArdfin;

no more,than in a dead bodie: when,as men

cmcijied(

which

is not only His

death,

but the kind of His

dc41h

too) we neither move

hand,

nor air

foot,

toward it: both, arenayleddowne, fafi. In a word, to

dye to fin

(with Sr.

Paul

here)istoceafe.fromjin(wirhSt.Paer,

I

Pet.

r.)

.

.

To

ceafe from

ftn(I

fay) underfianding by fin, not from finaltogether(thatJsa

~igher

perfeClion, than this life will

bear~)

but as the

Apofl/eexpo~ndeth

hirofelfe,

m

the very next words,

Neregnetpeccatum,

that is, from

rhedoiiJmtonoffinne,

to

ceafe. For till we befree from

death

it felfe (which in this life we are not) wcdhall

, not bee free

fromfinnealtogether :

only wemaycomcrhusfarre,

neregnet,_rhat

finne

reigne not,

weare not a crowne, fir nor ina throne, hold no

Parliament!

wtrhtn

lts, giveusnolawes; in

a

word(as in the fourth verfc bcfore)that

weferveztnot.

1

1

'l

Jye,

to the

dominion offin

;that, by the grace of Go owe may

:andtharwemuft~c·

~ ~ompt

fo1·

flee