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HE

HO::A(_OV1\,rv113L8,

0L1VER

L01\'D

1o

aN,

Baron ofBlerfo, his very good Lord;

(jrace andPeace.

I

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.

HE

facrcd Scnp!Ures(RightHonourablc) arefiyled by the Spirit of,

1

I

rruth,

to

be all and wholly

'righteom,

b

pe_rfec7,

and~

p;m,yeamojl " ptlrc,

~~i~~.;!:~

thac it mufl needes fauour of the fpmt of Anuchnft, to tudge any , ,

''"'"·''"'·!

part thereof (as the Papi(\s doe) vnmeete for Gods people

'to

be

~c-

:',';•1...,.

quaintcd withall. And yet

I

doubt not but that on our behalfe tor :

:'~,'t;~J::.~.~~

.

fomerefpects,akinde ofpre11eminence

may

bee yerldedro fomepar- , ' '

P;"·l'·

j

cells ofScripmre aboue others,

wit

hour any derogation therefrom: clre the 'Apo!llcs

~.~·,<,",~·.~'·

fhould hatte wrongco!

Mofu

and the

Prophets,

by prcferringd1e Gofpel farre before · •.!'"·'·''·

theming/orieand

ertidence.

Andtherdore

asPat~/gaueafpecrall

charge tor

Timothie

r,;r;m.•..,.

ofbisparchmcntsJbouehisbooku;

as beeing, though not for matter :noreprctious;

yet for prefent v(e at lea

it

,

more expedient! fo may our hearts, cmbradng with renc-

rence the whole truth of God

as

pure and perfect, in regard of fitne!fc

tO

our peculi-

ar eftare, cleaue more nearcly to fome portion thereof then vnto others: for fecing

herein is both

milhe

and

Jlro,,g me.tle,

who will doubr,but that according to our

~ge

and

growth in Chrift wefhould atfect?

But I

may not here dilate ofthis difference ofScrip-

wre, and therefore will coine direCtly to that portion of it,

chrijls Sermon inthe Mormt,

whichisherecxplaned in this Commentaric; endeauouring briefly to fhew fome

notes of eminence i11 tbefe three

chapters,

for which they deferue among all the

Lords

Worthie.

to haue the

n•me

of the firft

three.

And ro.omit the

<.Aulhor

hereof, though

lefm

Chrifl theSonne of God,

becaufe

the ·;;who!e Scripture

WM'

gitlen hy in(Pirationfrom

g

'·,.'"'!·"

the famefpirit;

as ;;lfo his

preparation

hereunto ( though extraordinaric)

_hy

h

pra}fr

h

t ..

k.•.

u.

to God the whole night hcfore,

which mull ocedes import fomc confequence of great im–

portance;

I

will onely point at the

manner of penning

this Sermon, and the marcer which

It

containeth.

For the firft: when the belotted Apo(\le C1ith of Chrifls fayings and doings, that·

man~

things were not written,

and yetfome

thingJ were written

for the ground and confir-

roh.••·Jo·l'

manon of our faith, none

(I

hope) will denie,bm thefe things which were written,were

hy the holy Gholt iudged more behoouefull for the Church, then thofe which were o–

mirted.Wbence by good collection it will follow,that things more largely penned were

alfo deemed the more expedient: for why fhould the holy Ghoft in penning bee more

copwns,vnle!fe the things propounded were

(to

vs at leafl) more pretions? Now fearch

~he

holy records of Chrifl thropghout, and fee what Sermon is fo fully regiftred as this

1s;ynle!fe

1t

Were his'

eonfo!ation

vttered to his Difciples, with his

pra7ervnto

his Fath_cr a >toh.,

4 ,, 5 ,

lttt!e before his paffiom

Thi<

being his

wcfcomcro

rh

cm

into their Apollle(hip,and

That,

'''

''·""P'·

his

farewell

at hrs death.

But

to

come

to

the matter it feffc.

This Sermon contah1eth

12.

feuerall heads of ,.,""'"'" '

Doctrino, anfiverable •indeede to the number of the

12.

Apof\les, to whome it was

or,,;,,,~

prin~ipally

imcnded, vpon their calling to that office, although

I

dare not fay, parri-

cular.y

to

be ap?lied

pArt

to

per[on,

bnt rather generally the whole

to

euery one; vnle!fe

it may bee, in the lafl pareell by the great

mine ofthe houfe vpon the (ands,

Chrift

had a lpcciall aymc atthe fearefull fall of

ltJdas

that betraied him. Now the

jirjl

of

thcie concerncth mans

cheefegoodm true bappznejfe,

whJCh is here fo plamcly declared

t

;;;·,~·;~,~,.

I

in_:,ghr_

~eucrall

rules, as they lead eucry man hereto, and giue the chrld of God

m

of\

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