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Sermon z.

Of the

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R suR RE c

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fo;lf ir be nor crediblc

1

how is it credible,rhat the world could belecve it'! the world

(l fa )being neitheren)oyned by aurhomy,n01 forced by feare,nor mve1gled by al–

l .

y

ents. but brouohr about by pcrfons, by meanes leffe credrble, than the thing

it

[ef[;.'

Gat~aliel

[aid,Ifit be of

Go o,

it willprevaile.

And,rho~gh

we cannot

a.rgu~,

.

all chat bath prcvailcd,1s ofG o o :yet, rhus we can: That whrch hath been

m1~hn-

All. f ·l7•

1 ·

u<:rned

and weakely purfued, and yet prevailed, that was ofG o o

cerra~nly

.{;~;~hich ~11

the Powers ofthe earth foughr, bur could not prevaileagainft, was

fi·om Heaven certainly•. Certamly, CH

R

r s

Tu

rifen:

for?ma~y.have

nfen,and

life up themfelvesaga1nllrt,but all are

fa~len.

But the Apsjl/cfarth, rt rsa

foundatton

s

that he will

nor/ay

tt agame

;

No more will we, but goeforward, and ralfc upon rt <

And fo ler us doe.

.

c

H A I

s

T

is,

rifm:

Suppofe, He be: what then

~

Though C H

R I

s

T

s

rifing:

did no way concerne us, or we that ; yet ' firft, in that a

0l1an,

one of

ou~·

owne

fle0

1

and bloud hath gonen fuch a victory, even for

humamttes

fake : ' Then, m that,

onethat is

innocent,

bath quit Himfelfe fowell,for

innocepcies

fake:

l

Thirdly,inthat

Heharh

fPiltda common enem1, foumities

fake:

_4

La!Hy, in that He bath wiped away ·

the

ignominie

of His

fall,

w1th the

glory

of H,s

riflng agame, forverttte

and

vatours

fake: for all thefe, we have cau[e to rejoyce with Him. All are matter

ofgra~

tulation.

.\V

)'

the

ApoJileisabout

a furt-her matter : that

Text

(thn.Angels

Text} he f:tw;

n;.

,

wrne,furrherrhan I havefa1d. Well may we congratulate Him,

The Apofi111

all: bur, otherwile it pertainestous, C H·l\

Is

r

it

rifm.

The

.ApoHt.

~?J'~'!'s-r,

rh,erefnre PrltPir<further,telling us, That CH

RI

s

T

d1d rhus

rife,

not as CH

RI sT

•nht fir{l

CH

R 1sT

t+eftrjl fruits.

CH

R l

s

T

:Jrifen,andinriling,bccomethc

fr•m,

: rifm,and fori(m:

that

is(ro

fpeake after

the manner of

men)thatthere is in

HR r s r a double capacity•• one,asabodynaturall,conlideredby Himfelfe,with-

our any relative refpect unto us, or ro-any: <In which regard, well may we be gla-d,as

one llranger is for another, but otherwife His

rifing

concernes us noi at all.) • Then,

He harh a fecond, as a

6ody Politike,

or

chief~

part ofa Company or'Corporati–

on,that have to Him, and He to them, a mutuall and reciprocal! reference: In which

re!peer, His

reft~rreaion

may concerne us,no leffe than Himfelfe:It is that, He giveth

usthefirft Itnnof,in thewordPrimiti.<; thatCH

1\

I

s r in His

rifing,

commeth not

to

be conlidered as a

Totumintegrale,

or body nawrall alone; as C H

1\

1

s

T ,

onely :

bur(that which makerh for us) Hebath bclides anorher capacity,that He is a part of

acorporation,

or body, ofwhich body we are the

members.

This being wonne; looke

what He hath futfered or done, it pemineth to us, and we have our part in it.

:

You !hall finde (and, ever when you 6ndefuch wordsmakemuchofrhem)

Ms,mlf

C"

RI

s

r called

a'

Head ;aHead

is a part: CH

11 Is

T

called

ab

Root,aRootisapart:

tbtwbolt.

,

and here CH

R

I s

T

called

ftrjl fruits,

which(we all know)is bur a part ofthe

fruits

:cphcf.

H~·

burahandfull ofa

heape,~r

a fheafe; and referreth

to

the reft ofthe(ruitJ,as a

part,t~

ilpo,.u.• ·•

the

••hole.

So that,there

IS(m

the

Apojlles

conmpt)one

m4Jfe

or heape of all mankind:

ofwh1ch,

~HR

Is

T

is the.fir.fl

fruits;

we, the remainder. So as, by the I..aw ofthe

body,all Hrsconcerneus no leffe; than they doe Him: whatfoever He did He did to

ou~b~toofe.

Die

Hc,or

rift;

we h:LVe our part, in His

deAth

,and in His

Re{urrellio»,

anAa

:why~

becaufe He is but the

ftrft fruits.

.

p

.

nd~

•f

Hewere but

Primm,

and not

Primiti.t dormie11tium,

there were hope.

P

or.

h ""'"' 15 an

ordinal/ number,

and draweth after a

f'econd

a

third

and Go o knoweth

ow many B

r

h

. '

I'

}

'

n

ifl

h.

ur,• mt at word,tberc be anyfcruple.(as,fometime it

is,v!ntequem

rh~;

fl,rfiat er,thanpojl

quemefo

alius)ifno more come but one: all the worldknowes,

·

hoeJ"

'"'

1 "

5 but apan of the

fruiu:

th~re

arc

fruits

bdidc

rhem,no man knowetb.

wmany.

,