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761-

-Uj the

S

&

No 1 No ·

Sermon

15 •

mmif/r•tions.

Anci where

Chrift

placeth,fo it is. For He placcth none

b~

Ioh.to.7.

Holy

Gh1/commends.

Chrijhsthcdme,of whichdoorethe Holy

Gh~jlisthe ;;t

e

No man palfeth through the

ioore,

but whom the

Parter

openeth to. Nom '

1

"•

C

)IRIs T,

but by and through the

Holy Ghoft:

nor tothecaHmg, butb

a~~o

through the

gift.

They that come not that way (by the doore) get in by

fome~th

d

back way;

per Pfeudothymm,

by fome

fal(e

p~fterne :

That marrs all. Thts i

~r

~auh.l.s.

If.

true order

;Vocavtt fervos,

&

tAlenta dedit:

fois the

Go!JeU:

whom he

calls

He';

1

e

talents

to. If he have none givea him, hee came uncalled ;at lea!i by C

~

1

:ve~

Hecald him not: Hccalll.e

un.fent;

at leaft

b~

Go o ; he fcm him not.

Thoughh~

anfwer,Rere/am,CHR r

sT

fpokenottohtm.

Thoughhecamerunnin~neve ~

Efayu.o6,

faft,G o o fent him nor.

Efay

asketh

.tV:oque!iions,~

tu hic?or

~aft q~ut•h:i ~

~iJ,

if by CH RI s

'I';

~4ft

q11n,

tfotherwtfe. Andmanya.Qg.fiquu (G on

wor) bave we among us.

Eacboo<to

What is thent<? be done, that C a •·

I

s

T

be not neglected, and His

call?

That

hove

"al/mg.

every one betake himfelfeto fome callmg, or other. In the

Mtntflery,

all:

All

Mini–

.fters; Minifters,

either of the

church,

or of the

State

and Common-Wealth: Bur,all

c.Mimftm.

Thofe that are not, that difpofe not rhemfdves foro be, to bee holden

Luke

sJ.a.

for

fup~rf!uous

creatures, for

inutilia

lt~r

..ponderA,

that

etember

but

the

ground,

and

keepe it

barrtn :

With whom the earth

IS

burthencd,

a~d

even groanes undmhem;

PC:d,

11

. 4 ,

De•fe .Adders

they are,at CH

R I

s

'I'

s

call

they fiopthm eates,who calls everyone

to a

Calling,

to doe fome fervice

Come

way,

&<

,.Ji.gto

To

be

in fome

tAll:ng:

but withall,to have a

gift

meet for that calling. But,ilnot

his,i(l,

attheftrftd,le(tht:Spmts)notatthefecond(CH

R 1

s

'I'

s

:)

nogiftthcre

noplm

here. Canany man devife to fpeake with more reafon, than cloth the

.!poftle(in

rhe

, Cor,

14 ,

3

a. XIV. Chapter

following~

If Any m.m beignorant, let hirn be

ig>~oT4nt

;(rhat is)hold

-

himfelfe for fuch, and not take on him the

place,

or

worke

of the skilful!. It is a_gainO:

Go o s will, ifhe doe.

Haveyourefufed toga:ne /mow/edge?

Then hA'!It Irefufed 'ou

Hore1•.

6 ,

for being AnJ Prie.ftuf miwe.

It is Go o Himfelfe

inHofeaiV•

Have younot ufedthe

meanes

~

Haveyou mif-fpent the time when you fl1ould have laboured forthe

gift

f

C H

R

x

s

't

hathno p!Jcefor you. Whom the

Spirtt

fi~rnifhed

withgifts,fonhemit

is C

H

R

1

s

'I'

providethplaces : forthem,and none elfe.

Io

1(]1111..

1

And yet, not every

place

for everygift,neither: Butwliave a

cAlling

proper to

his

gift.

Proper ro it, forthe

kind;

not

to

be mif-fort-ed imoa

place

no wayesmm:

his

g:ft

lying one way, his

place

another. But put the

right g:fi

in the

right

place.

.,

IoMt~fort.

z

Proper for the

kind,and

proper for

themeAJurealfo.

For,astherebemf4/•m

in

gift>, [o

there be

degrees

in

places,

to anfwerthem. And oncis not to rhrufi him·

felfe into a

place

difproportioned to the portion of his

gifts

(the iApofilecallsit

Cor.so....

~··1~'~'

''l'>1"""'

is to extend,

to

Hretch himfclfe

to

the full of his

rmafurt:

ut"1.imr,

is

w

firetch himfdfe beyond it ; to enter himfelfe farre beyond his fcantling:) Ruuf

a

meanegtft,

a

meane calting

to

content him.

Durm fermo;

for there is nonefomeane

in

gift,

mat he undervalues his:tift,forany place,yea even of the befi worth. You

Cor.

•6.

•'·

may fectheferwo :(• the kind,and • the

degree:)

the

kiwd,inVzziAb:

Heh~d

noc•l-

ling

to his

worluof incen{e,ofburning iwwife;

not at all. What became of

him~

You

may reade in his forehead. The

degree,inYzz.ah:

He had

acAI!ing;

was

of

cbeTrtb~:

~.Sam.

6

·-'·

went only beyond his

degree;

prelfed to

touch the

Arke,which was more than a

Lev:ll

might doe, and was ftruckendead for it by Go o. Go o nolelfeangry wtth him

that went beyond the

degree

of his

uUing,

than with Vzz.iAh,rhat had no

kmd

ofral.

ling

at all. None that is in therdore,to over-reach or prefume above h1sdegree, but

to keepe him within cornpalfe.

.

Now thegifis bedealt,and the

places

fild :the

Spirits

gifts put into CH

RI

s

T'

(that is) into

rightplaw.

Now fall wee to the third, to

Gods

divifion, rofetthej

to

r>orkt.

Every thing (we faid) bath his being,for the

werktit

is

to

doe.

Gifts,'

fi

ling

and all

fortheworke.

For, if the

worktfollow

not,the gifcis idle; you may ea

it

a1vay; the

caUing

is idle,

ym1

may caft it off. A

vocAti~R

it might be; a

vo>•

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