Schlater - BS2725 S35 1627

"1110 fàr+e. ''v+±o toq. ,C H Ap,Z, [email protected] vpoty the ftrg VER. a. O 3fer. a1ohtt15.1[6. ctfai.ó.z3. d à1at,449. viMat. 111.20. VP. amongft thispeople,q,d,and not without caule; foryou know that our entrance to you mu not vain. The chtefe Conclufion is : Pauls entrance mu not vain. And it is amplifyed by certaine helping caufes,auayling to make his Miniftery efeEìuall. Firft,in Paul, firft his boldnetre : ,Secondly, his fin - ceritie : Thirelly,his meeknet%,and amiable demeanour towards them. Secondly, in ttihe people; their reuercnt and refpeA- full behaviour in hearing, Verf 13. S enfe; our entrance : that is, fir(l,Preaching : mar not vain; fay fotne,in the matter,not vaine,buc tubftantiall and found. Rather, in the fruir not vaine; G OD fo, blefliing his payncs, that thereby they were conuerted, and brought to the Faith,Chap.1.9. . And what Paul fpeakcs of himfelfe, is generally true of all others, dealing fincerely in the worke of the Mini - fiery : Their preacheng feldome or neuer wants fruit ; feldome this fruit, conuerfon of Gods people. á I have font you andor- dained you,thatyou Amid ,ye and bring forth fuit,t'Ifthey had flood in my totenfett, they /hould haue turned the people from their etsill way.Though,Efay his Miaiftery wrought nothing in the multitude,but blindnctre and Rrbftinacie; c yet mu there a Tenth, that Jhould return. Maruell not at it : the proper end of the ordinance is, chat thereby (inners filould be conuerted veto Godsand hereto we are fens, loh. 1 5.16. What Chrift fpeakes to Pe- ter and Andrew,is true of all in their meafure; they d are made Fi f rers of men Betides,the promife is made of his prefence and Spi- rits afliftance to worke with vs,in the faithful! difcharge of our Miniflery : e he is x ith vs to the end of the wor/d,not onely by his power and providence to protcf s vs , but by his Spirit and Grace,to giue life to our Minifierie. It ferues to animate and encourage all Gods Minifters that haue any comfortable at urance of Gods fending them !mi .."..nowevA= ...

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