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0/the

NATIVITIE • .

Sermon

fefledi»thejlefo

fhall

manifeft,to

the

flefb,rhefitlne!fe

ofthis

Myjl<rie,

Hi~ e~ernitie,glorie,anq

bliffe So frill

ir

rcmaineth a

myfterie

in part ; Apar.t thereofthere frill remaineth.behinde, to

be

,;nifJied.

What He is,

app~areth

J

what we fhall be, doth not yet appeare

3,

but fhall,

atthefecoNdappe.tri»g.

Two

vet!es.we rtadeof:

1

The

:'ez~eof

Htsjlefo (Hebr.X. Yerfe

XX:)

.• And the

veile

where our

hope

bath call:

anchpr,

even

rv_ttbm the vetle

,meamng

heaven~~

felfe•

.The fir!! is rent; thefe

myjlmes

are remembtances ?f tr•.

T~e

fecond alfo lhall be,a$weal(o

· wirh ir; and as he, (tntheend.ofrhe

rerjl) {o

we,wHb Hun,m rheend,lhall be

re(ti'V~d"f'"•

. ..

toglory.

To the

confummattofl

of

W~uch

greatMyjlme,

evenrhatGreatManife.lt.itton,He

1

Iob.•,?'/

vouchfafero bring us all, that was,

~his

day;for

lis

all;

manifefled 1n the

jlejh,

le{

m

Chrijl the

·

Bightt#IIJ,

&c.

·

,.

1

J

r-r1'ryq

a

~®~~~;~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*~~*

A

SE .RMON

PREACHE:Q

before the K

1 N

as M

A.

1

E

s

T 1

ii:,

·at

White-HaUi

on

Munday

the XXV. of

'December,

A. ,

D.

MD cl

x;

being

C

H

R.

I S T M A S

d.ay.

GAL

AT.

Chap. III. Ver.IV. V.

When the fulneffo'Of time

'll>M

c~e,God

font bis Son; made ofa'll>oman,madeun:Jer

th~

Law.

.

That, He migl1t reJeenie tbem tb4t 'll>ere

under

ihe

Law

;ihat 'li>e migl1t receil1e the

Ailop~

tion of Sons.

r,wr""""'futmJfe~f

time;ometh, God font

Hi!

So» :

then,~hen

GoJ

His Son,isthe.fu,lnefe

oftilper~me.

And_atthisday,

Goafmt

His Sm.

This day therefore(fo oft as by the revolution of

the

year>:

it commeth about) is ro us a yearely rqirefeqrationof

the(Ulne/fo

of time.

So it is: and afpeciallhonouritis to the

Feajl,

thatfoir is.

And we our felvesfeeme fo toell:eeme of iti :Forweallowforeve–

ry

inonet~

a.day;

(Loo~e

how

m~ny m~neths

fo many

tf.dyes;)

to

thi~

Fe

aft,

as tf te werei and we fotbought tt

to

be;the/11!1recaptrulauon

of thqvhole yeare. .

.

.

.

.

.

. . ,

.

.,

from

Chrift,

who is the

fubfl.4llrt

of this; and all other

Solemniliu

,.

m•J>4,Irmnchrijls fending.

(Eor,tbey that readthe ancient

W

rirers of

the

Lati~e

Church

and

cyprian)

kriow,that Miji'a,and

Miji'io,~nd.Remiff"a,and Re~

mif•o,wtth

t~em,are

t:tken for one. So

rbat,Chrifti miji'a,is

the

fem(ing ofchri{l.)

And whetl

then bath thtsText place fo fit,as

Now~

Or what time fo[eafonable ro inrreat ofit,as This

~

Of

the (ending of hiJ Son

;as

whenGsd fent

bu

Son :

Of

the ftilne[feof#me;

as;on the yeare;

lyremrne and memoria!I o£,it. '.

.

.

.

'

' .

io !ntreat of it then.

1'ild1ead~

arer,wo :

I.

Of

the fulnef!e of

ti•ne.

z;

Andoftiiat,

Tb•D~

whe:ewttb it is

filled.

r.

Times

f~lnejfe,iri

the[e,Whenthe fqlpejfeof time

ea"!,'·

:i.

Times jil-

";;;.,• .

/mgtnthereft,Goo

fentHisSq»,madeif a.n76rim;,madiundertheL4w,&c.

.

r

·

, ..

· ·.I?

the fo:mer;

(

[email protected]·7J.'t)1itjlenitildo timporis,,).

there

b~

foure points:

I1

Pknit11db,lfm-

I•.

Jm

1

ih~r,

t1me

bath a

fldnijje;

or, ,thattbere is

a fJilnej[eof flme. ·

%.

renH

plenitetdo :

-

-

· ' ,

· '

·

··

·

That,