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Sermon

18.

Of

the

R

Jt

s

u

R

R.

E

c

T

1

o

N.

that we

can

delire or imagine., Vpoo earrh, there isno

gr~atet

_thing thana

King-

Luk.u.J•··

dime:

and,

00

Ieffe than a

ldngdome, -tt uHf'Fatherswtllto.dijjofeuntum•

.But,a

·

[illgdome etema/1, allglomfl1

and

bt:ffed:

farrc

above thefe here.

.

All this is

a

good hearing. Hitherto

we

-h_ave heard riothing, but pleafeth

u~

II.'

\vel!.

God atpedce

:'The

Shepherdbrm•ghttodeath,

that we nughrnot: and

~rought

Theoho

·g

rd

ft

m

d

eath

char we alfo miglu

be

broughtfrom thence:

:wd nor

brPt<ght,and

ldtto the

bc dcnc hy_usi

0

'

.

db"

h'h

·rd·

H'

llhcfillm-'

wide world;

bur

further, to receJVetholegoo t mgsw -tc ar.ecompnte

m

ts

ordomg.

Tefla'l'ent.

Thisisdone:

do~eby

Htmfurus.

Now, tdthatwhtchtstobedone; to

to be done

by

m.

Nor,for

Hnn:

(I

010uld not doe well

to

fay

f~)

bur tndeed,forour

felvu.

For

lo,

for us, in the end, it will prove. Both what He dtd, and

;~h.lt

we

doe

ourfelves.

·

That, which, on our pm,the

Ufpoftli

wiiherh us, is, that we may be fo happie;

as that

God

would in effeCt doerhe fame for us, He did for Him: (rh.tr is)

bring

us

backt;

backe from

ourftnfull

cour[e of life, to a new, given

tO

cioe gooJ workes.

The RefurreClion is here termed

•··~y•y»,

a

bringing backe.

So rh.!r, any

bringing

backeirom

the worfe ro the better, carrieth the Type, is

a

kinde of

a

Rifutreaion',

re.

ferres to that of

C

H R ,

s

T:

who

died,

and

rofe,

rhatft.~ne

might

die,

and

rhatgood

worku

might

rife

in us. Bdth the

time,

and the

Text

lay upon us this duty,ro fee, if

goodworl:es

rharfeemero

be

deAd

andgon~,

we can bring

life

eo

rhem,and m"ke then:i

eo

rife

~gaine.

·

The rule of reafon is :

rnumquodque propter operationem

[uAm

;

every

rhing is,

and

bath his being,forrhe worke, ir ts ro doe. And, thefe

ate

the

workes,which

we were

borne, and came into the world

eo

doe. The Apoj//efpeakes ir plainly:

we were crea–

ltd forgoodworkes, towalke in them (Ephefii.X.)

And agome: Thar

weewertredee–

med, to be

a

people t;atoujly given togood workes (Tit .ll,X

/V.)

So, they come

doub~y

corn

mended ro us,as rhe end of our

Creatum

and

Redempti6n,

both.

;

.

In

this Text (wee fee) iris

Gods will,

it is

Hisgaodpleafure,

we doe them: if wee

anything regard either His

will,

or

pleA[ure.

.

In this Texr, rlte

Apgftle

prayes, that we may

be madeperfeE!,in them.

So,

unper–

feE!

we are, without rhem :

unperfetl

wee, and.our

jAtth

both. For, by

worlw

ts our

fAith madeperftll (

lam.ll.

)even as

Abr•hams f•ilh

was. And,rhefaith,thar is with-

l1m<s

our them, is not only

rmperfetl,bur fiarkedead: {o

as, that

faith

needs

a

RefurreE!ion,

-

to

be

brought

ftom

the dead

agJine.

And,whatfoever become of rhe rell:,in this Tex.tit is,rhar He harh nor lefr rhem

out, nor unremembred in His

Tefiament.

They are in it:

:md

divers good legacies ro

usfor them. Which, if we meane to be

Legataries,

we mull: have

a

care of.

Filt,

as

Ht.s

hloud

ferverh for the taking away of

evtli workes

;

So dorh H>s

Teflamcnt

,for rhe

brmgmg againeofgood,

And,asit is good

Philofopbie: Vnumquodqriepropteroperatio–

nem foam :

So,this is fure; it is found

Divinitie; rnufquifque recipiet fecundum

opera·

tronem

fuam.

At our comming backe from the

d~ad

(whence we :ll!OJallcome)

IVe iliall

be-d~fpofed

of according to them :

Receive

welhall, every man :1ccording

to

Matth,16.

'7•

!fu

workes.

And, when it comes

rog6ing,

they that have done

goodrvorkes

!hall goe

llltoeverlajling lift;

and rhey (nor, that have done evil!, but rhey) rhar

have not done

good,iliall

goe, you know,whirher. Ler no man deceivt: you: rhe

Root

of

Immorta!i–

~,theCameisthe

Root

of

rertue:

Bur one,and rhe fame

Root,borh.

When

all

is faid,

atcfanbe : Naturally, :,nd by very courfc of

kinde,goodworkes

(you

fee) doe

rifr

pur

o .

CH

~

1

s ... s

Re[urreE!io11~

ft

·~·ke

JIU

pirfeE!

(fo \Vet'eade it;) which lhewes

We

are

(as indeed weare)in

K<7df7ic"';

h

ate

0

tm;erfecrion,

till wedoethem. Nay if

thatb~all

wewillne.:erll:ickefor

fiT'

11

'"'t'P"~

t

at

Co¥nor-

·

.f.

'

'

'

c

fin

' ·

And

th

~~""m

tmperJ

erlr~m

noJ1rum,

we yecld our

Cdves

for fucb

1

ror

rmper e":

Pf:ll..S!··h

'

at

15

well. B,lt, wee mult fo finde and ftele our impcrfeetwn, that :ts the

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