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(The

Paffeover,

a

type

of

Chriß.

at

a great

mans

table,

confider

diligently

before

con-

Meru

thee

:

Much

more

here

at

the great

God

s

Table,

no

ion, of

the

Author,

matter, maner,

end,

fruit, and

ufe

can

be

futicient. W hat

a

fearefull

thing

is

it to

come

as

moll

men

doe,not

c

®nt'idef

that

the

Lords

thato

ate

down

miferable was the fentence

g ucf

},

at the

Kings

table

without

his

wedding

garment

?

Our

Matt,zz4

3=

common preparation

is,

to

put

on

our

bei$

clothes, and

to

cover

our

bodily nakedneffe

in

moll

curious

manner

:

In the

meane

time

the Lord

feeth,

and

mens

owne

con-

;

fciences

witnefleagainfl them,

how naked their

foules

lie,

and filthily

di'covered.

The due preparation to

this

ordinance

would

be

attended

with

more

comfort

with-

in,

and

more reformation

without, then wee

can

efpie

in

moll

communicants.

3.

As

the

Pafchall

lamb

mull never

bee eaten w

itlr

out fower

herbes

:

fo

we

muf$

never come

to

the

Sacra-

ment

without

true humiliation

and

forrow

for

finne.

There

can bee

no

fweetneífe in

the

blood

of

Chrift,

till

the

heart

bee

full

of

bitterneffe for

finne.

For

as

fower

fawces

whet

the flomacke,

and

provoke

the

appetite:

!

fo

true

forrow

for

finne,

ffirreth up our delire and appe-

tite

after

jefus

Chrif$,and

prepares

us

to

ail

good

duties,

and

holds

us

in

a

fitneffe

to pray,

to

heare

the

word,

to

the

Sacrarent, to works

of

mercy,

&c.

What

a

fweet

fowerneffe and

bitterneffe

is

that which brings

fuck

de-

,

leaable

fweetneffe

and

refrefhing

after

it

?

Any

man

of

reafon

would

make

hard fhift to

drinke downe

a

bitter

i

potion to

helpe his

bodily health

:

and much

more

a

god,

ly man

will

be

contented

to

digeft godly

forrow

for

the

procuring

of

heavenly

joy, and the fweet comforts

of

Gods

falvation.

4.

As

the

Jew

might

not

Bate

the lamb,till he

had

pur-

ged

d

leaven

out

of

his

houfe

:

So

we

muft

not

come

to

the

Sacrament

without the

forfaking

of

our finne.

Ne-

ver

can

a

man

expeó

any

comfort

by Chrif$s

Sacrifice

that

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