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Of

theRE

suR R E c T 1 oN.

Sermo n

to confider :

•Themfel<~es

,in the firll: : •

Their IQIIrney,

in the

{econd

and

third:

and

;

Their Sttcce(fe,in

the

fourth.

In the

AngeU,•

the mahnerof

his appearing,

and oftheir

ajfeEiingwithit,

!nrhec.Me/[agt,

Thenewes itfelfe:

I.

ThatcH

RI

s

T

urifen:

z. Thatlleis

gone beforethem to Gdilee.-

3• That

thtrttbey {hallfee Him:

4•

Peter

and all:!· Then

theite&

dicite~ ~be

Commijion. Ad_ E.vangelizandum;

not

toconcealethcCego~

newes,bllt publdh 1t : Thefe,roH1s DlC!pks:thcy, to others,and fo to us: we to day

andfo to the worlds end.

'

J

~

r

A

S the Tdrtlycth,tlie

part

that firCr offcre"th

it

felfe,is

Theparties,to whom

this

m~.

The

Nrtit<

to

fifage came. Which were

three Women·.

Where,finding that

Women

wererhdinl

;;om:

that hadnoticeofC H..

I

s

T

s

Re[ttrrrEiion,we

ft.ay. For,irmay feemefiiaooeth

1;

"'

TYom<n.

palling by all

men,

yea, the

ApoJiles

themfelves, C n a

I

s

'r

\Vould have

Hi~Jif.,.

reEiion

firft. ofall made knowne, to that fex . 1\eafons are rcndred, ofdtvers

diverOy,

We may beboldroalleagethat, theAnge//doth, in the Text

(Ver(.5.)

rosmimqil<l~

Heb.

6,1o;

ritis,for

they

fought

C n

RI

s

T.

And,C n

R 1 ST

is notunrighteom, toforgtllbcworke

and labour oftheir Love, thatfeeke

Him. Verily there willappeare more

Love,anJ.t

4•

ho11r

in rheteWomen,thaninMen; even the

Apof!les

themfdves. At this time (l\no

1

v

1 1

nor,how

)M

en

were then become

Women,and

d1d

animosgerere

m11lie~res

;

and

W1mc~

• '"

'

0

·'9·

were

M

en :

Sure, the more

mtinly

,ofthe rwaine. The

Apoftles,

they fare mured

up,.U

the doom fttjl

about them ;

fought

not, went not to the Sepulcher. Neither

Petmlut

Iou.~

1

·'

r,•o.

loved Him,nor Iohnwhom He loved;

till thefe

Women

brou9htthem word. Butthefe

Women

(we fee) werela.ll: at His

.P4f!i~n,

and firll: at His

Re;11rreEiion :

ll:aid longefiat

that,came foonell: to th1s: Even mrh1s refpect,to be rcfpected.Sure,as iris Caidofthe

Law, Yigilantihm

&

nmdormientibm

f~ccimitlex

;

fo may it no leffe truly be faidof

the

Goffe!l.

We fee it here,ir commeth not to

jleepers

;

but,to them that are

mvakt,and

up and about their bufineffe, as thefe

Women

were. So that, 'there was a capacity

ill

them to receive this prerogative.

}.rary Magda-_

lt'thfirfi:.

Col.,.u:

Luke

_1$. 2.S.

Before I leave this part,of;he

Parties,!

may nof omir, to

~bferve

Mary Magdak11

place, and precedence among the three. All the

Fat

hers

are careful! to note it. That

iheft.and~th

firft. ofthem: F.6r

1

irfeemeth no good order. She had had

(wendtvils

in her (as we find,

Yerfe

9)

She had had theblemilh to be called

Peccatrix,asone

famoll4, andnotoriok

in that kinde: The other were ofbonell:report, and ncverfofiai·

ned: Yet, is lhe named

with them. Withthem,we.rcmuch

:

bur, not only wirhthem;

but

before them.

With them : (and that is to /hew, C Il

R I

s

T

s

Refttrrec1ion

(as

well as His Death) reachet!\ to

Sinners

ofboth

fex~t:,

And that, to

S}nncriofnute,

no

leffe than rhoferhat feeme not to have greatly goHe aft.ray.) But,

beforerhem,too;

And that is (indeed) to be noted; that

1

lheis

th~

firll:

1

itHhelill:ofWomm:

and

Saint

Peter,

in that of

men.

Thefe two : the two chicfe

Sinners,

either ofrhetr

fix.

Yet they, the two, whofelots

camefir!l:forthinSorteSanEiomm,

in partaking

rh~

l,lewes. And ti)is, to /hew, that chiefc

Sinners

(as thefe were) ifchey carry them·

fclves,as thefe drd, lhall be at nololfe, by

theirfaU :

!hall not onely be pardoned,but

honoured

(evenashewa~)

likethefe, wirbf/o!a

prima,

rhejirftroheinalltheWara·

robe;

and ll:and formoft. .ofall. And, itis nor without a touch ofthe formerreafon;

In that, the

Sinner,

afcer his recovery; forthe moft.part

feeketb

Go o more

fervrnt·

ly :

Whereas they, that havenotgreatlygoneaft.ray, are but evenfo

fo;

if"''"'

1

'

itisall. And with Go o, it is a Rule:

Plm

v.alethor~tfirvensqulmumnftstepetJf

An hower of

fervor,

more worth than amonth of

tepor.

Now, fucb was

Mar)

N•f

~alen;

here,and elfe:

w:h~rc,

vouchfafedtherefore this degree ofexalcation,to be

'1:ft