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~_Mlt.

:t8.6.

~Luke

J6.r..

Luke 1.4.

6.

II.

{

Of

theRE

suR R E c T 1 oN.

Sermon

l.

Thefe words,C

H ll I

s

T

iuifcn,werefirftuttered by an

Angell,this

day,in the

s"

1

cher; All the •

Evangelifts

foteflifie.

0

•PU •

This Text is a good Text,

bt~t

reacheth not to us, unleffe _it be helped with the

v.tpoftles Expojitton :

and then

1t

wtll.

The

Expo(ztton

1S

tt, that giveth us

0

hope,and the ground ofour hope. CH

R I

s

T

is rifen,[aith

the

Angel!.-

C

u

R 1 ,

ur

thefirjlfmits,

faith the

v.tp•Jlle.

And, markc well that word

firj! fmits

,. For ;,

that wora, is our

hope,

For, ifHe be as

thefilj'lfruits

in His

rijing,

His

rifing~~ft

reach to all that are ofthe heape,

wher~of

He.

is

the

{irjlfmits:

This is our hope.

1

Ill.

Bur, our hope mull:

hav.eareajim

(fatth

Satn~

'Peter)

and we be

ready !Vitf;it.

b

The

~ H~~';

,l

;~ ~·

hopetbat hath

a

gr~and

(fatth Same

i'attl)

thatts, '

.f]es

q11~

non confo.ndit.

Havin

•Rom. 5 . 5 •

then {hewed ustbts

hope

he lhcweth us the

ground

of tt. Thts: That, m very cquirf,

we are to be allowed to be

refloredulife,

the fame way welo!l:tr.

Butwe!oftir

by man: or, to fpcakein particular,

Byv.tdam,

we came by our

attainder.

Mee:

therefore, that, by man (and ro fpeake in particular,) that, by CH

RI

s

r we

·come to our

refloring.

This, is

rh'egro11nd

or fub!l:ance ofour

hope.

'

I V.

And rhus he hath fet before us thisday,lifeanddeath, inthemfelves and

rheirtl~

fes; two things,thar,ofall other doe mo!l:concerne us. Our lafl point lhall beroap–

ply it to the mcanes, this day, offered unto us coward the

rejlormg

m to

life,

i.

The Tt~t.

Cbri{IJsrifttt.

Chlp.IO.f.

!io(cl

t..Jf.

Vcrrc

•'9.

J8•

. '7·

~':

Tiaq.t6.

T

He doCl:rine ofthe

Refurreaion,

is one ofthe

F

ormdalillns,[o

calledby rl1e

Apoftlt;

Hebr.6.I.

It behqved hnn therefore(as a sktlfull worke-man)

to

fee it furely

l~d.

Thar,is !Urdy laid,that is laid

ontherocke :

and the

wckeisChri.Jl.

Therefore,hel~d

it on

Chrijl,

by faying fir!l:,

Chrijl

u

rifen.

Ofall rhat be

Chriflians,Chrifl

is the

hope:

bur, not

chrift

every way conlidered;

bur,as

rifen.

Even in chri.Jl,un.rifen, there is no hope. Well cloth the Apoll!c

begi~

here: and,whenhe would

open'to

ii<

&gate ofhripe,carry

us to

Chrijls

SepulchcremJ~;

to fhewus, and

to

heare the

v.tnge/1

fay,

He

i;

rifen.

Thence afrerto deduce ;If

He

were able to d<Ye rhus much for Himfelfe, He hath promifed us as nmch,and will d()(

as much for us.

We jhall be reftoredto life.

Thus had he proceeded, in the fou'te

verfes

before,

deffmaive.

1

Miferable

isrhar

man, that either

labot~retb,

or

faffmth in vAine.

>

Chriffian

men feeme to doefo, and

doe fo, iftherebe

no ether

lifo

bt~tthW.

J

There is no other life but rhis,

if

therebeno

Reft~rrellion.

4

There is no

're(urrefllon,

if C

ii

R I

s

T

be not rifen;

for, oursdepen.

derh,on His. And now heturnerh all aboutagaine. Butnow(faithhe)

1

C

i!"

sr

iJ

rifen•

.• IfHebe, welhall:

l

Ifwe lhall, we have (as Saint

Paul

callerh ir)

abkf.

fed hope,

and fo a

life

yet behinde.

+

Iffuch

hope

we have, we, ofall men,

labour

not

in vaine.

So,thereare fourethiAgs:

1

CH

RI

s

T

s

rijing,

>our

rejloring,

l

oufhopr,

and

4

ourlabMr.

All the doubt is, ofthetwofir!l:: The two other willfollowof

'thcmfelves. Ifa

·rejiorlng;

wehavegood hope: ifgoodhope,ourlabourisnotloft.

The two firlt'are in the fir!l: :the orher,in thela!l: words. The fir!l: are

;ChrijliSrift~;

the lafl,,ve

Jball be reffored to'life.

Our endevour is, to bring thefetwo together:

But

firfl, to lay tire

corner-Hone.

. ,

·cfirifll< rifen,

is the

Angels

Text: A part ofrhe

great my.flery ofGodlineffi ;

whtch,

as the

Apoflle

faith,was feet\ of

Angels

,by them

delivered,

and

beleevedon

by

thenm/J•

.f!.!!:_odcredibileprimtw;fecitillu videntittm certit11do, pof/. morimtittmfortiwdo,

}~mcrtf

di6ite mihi facit credentinmmtllltttldo.

It became credtble at fir!l:,

by

the

mtatniJ

0

them thatf.iw

it;

then, by the

conffancy

ofthem that

dtedfor

confeflion oftt; andbJ

0

._us now, the huge

multitu.de

ofrhem, thathavc a[\(!

doe

beleeve

it, makerh tt

mdt

i'~;