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taketh before other his own fupper: and one is hungry, and another. is slrunken. What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not ? What shall I say to you ? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and faid, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he. took the cup when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my bload: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it io remem: brance of me, For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this. cup, ye do fhew the Lords death till he come. Wherefore, * where foever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unwor; thily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

+ But ler a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eatech and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lords body. For tiis cause many are weak, and fickly among you, and many sleep.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chaftened of the Lord, that we lhould not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tary one for another. rament; which was generally administered after the fuever by the irregular indecent practice, beforemena Love Featt

. But this custom became at length abused. tioned, Ihall profine this Holy Sacrament, they treat, For instead of earing in common (according to the Christ with a contempt like his Murtherers. first institution,) several took upon them to eat + But let a Man examine bimself, &c. That is, before their portions separately, whereby they that were poor, every approach to this Sacrament, it is proper, that a and could bring little, were hungry; and they that were man examine into the disposition of his mind, chat he rich, and had brought much ate and drank to a riotous come with due reverence to so holy an Ordinance and excess : making' no diftinction between the Lord's Sup with Charity to those for whom Christ died. per, and a common disorderly feast, and turning what For be shat careth and drinkesh unworthily, &e. That was intended to promote religion, into an occasion of is, He that eateth and drinketh in the indecent and difintemperance and profaneness. Thereby forgetting the orderly manner in which the Corinthians did, (whom end of the inftitution of the Sacrament, which was, St. Paul reproves) provoke God to inflict his Judge " the eating Bread, and drinking Wine in a thank ments upon them; as he did upon the Corinthians. " fal remembrance, of what Chrift Jesus has done and Concerning whom we are told that for this cause * fuffered for 16."

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And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Tbe: GospelS. Luke 23. 1.
THE whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilatet

And they began to accule him, faying, || We found this fel: dow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Çefar, faying, That he himself is Christ á king. - And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answered him, and faid, Thou fayeft it. I hen' faid Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no fault in this man.. And they were the more fierce, faying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. And as foon as he knew that he belonged unto Herods jurisdiction, he fent bim to Herod, who himself was also at Jerufalem at that time. And when Herod saw. Jefus, he was exceeding glad, for he was defirous to see him of a long feason, because he had heard many things of him, and he hoped to have feen fome miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he' an-fwered him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accufed him. And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, .and sent him again to Pilate. ŞAnd the fame day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before they were at enmity between

themfelves. And Pilate when he had called together the chief .priests, and the sulers, and the people, faid unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people, and

# We found ebis fellow perverting & Who fees 3. red the same day Pilate and Herod were mude friends. Rof the notorious falfhood of this accusation? But The Friend!hip which they now contracted seems only what will not malice invent to effect its wicked par- to have been in order to serve their own selfish pur. poses ? So far was Jesus from refuting to pay tri. poses. And the obfervation is too generally true that x.bote, or from affecting temporal Royalty, that he payed jarring vices will easily unite for the destruction of the one, though it could not be rightfully demanded of. kintuc. him, and refused the other when it was offered bim.


behold, I having eximined him before you, have found no fault in this man -touching those things whereof ye accufe him: No, not yet Herod: for I fent you to him, and lo, * nothing worthy of death is done unto him.:' I will therefore chastise him, and release him.'. For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast. . And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: (who for a certain fedition made in the city, and for murder was cast in prison) Pilate therefore willing to release Jesus, fpake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done ?. I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified: and the voices of them, and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence, that it should be as they required. t And he released unto them, him that for sedition and murder was caft into prison, whom they had defired; but he delivered Jesus to 'their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they -laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jelus. : And there fola ·lowed him a great company of people, and of women, who also be· wailed and lamented him. "But Jesus turning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, I weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then fhall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Nothing worthy of Deart is done unto him. Or as it. Corruption, and the Lamb of God, who was without: might be otherwise translated, It does not appear shat any spot or blemish, given up as a Sacrifice in their stead. rbing worthy of Death has been done by him.

1 We p. not for me but were for yourselves, c. This † And he released unto them him, &c. As 'a seditious · relates to the destruction of Jerufalem, which our Murderer was thus set at liberty, and an innocent Lord, thus prophecied was approaching: when it, person given up to Death. Thus were the rebellious' might janly be said concerning the people at that time, zace of Adam delivered from the bondage of Sin and that beiter had it been that they had never been bom

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$ For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place which is ca led Calvary, there they crucified him; and the malefactor's one on the right hand, and the other on the left

. Then said Jesus, | Father, forgive thein, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding; and the rulers also with them derided him, saying, 'He faved others, lét him save himself, if he be Christ the chosen of God. And the foldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offer- . ing him vinegar, and saying, If thou be the King of the Jews, fave thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged, railed on hiin, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Doft not thou fear God, seeing thoù art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, reme inber me when thou comeft into thy kingdom And Jefus faid unto him, Verily I-fay unto thee, * To day shalt tủou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour; and there was a dark

$ For if they do these tbings in a green Tree, &c. That Thew all meekness to all men, to make all fair allow is, if they fo cruelly treat à righteous person : Ezek. ances for human infirmity, and as God for Chriit's XX. 47. what shall become of thofe wicked persons, Sake hah forgiven us, chearfully to forgive our Felwho like a dry tree are ready to be burned...

low Creatures, who have injured us allo. Il Father forgive them, &c. Behold here an instance Tu day shalt thou be with me in Paradife. Let no of the most perfect charity, which calls equally for one who profefses himself a Christian cite the example our admiration and imitation. Jesus not only forgives of this penitent Thief as a Plea for a late

repentance. his perfecutors himself, when, by their means he was He shewed such an Ad of Faith on this occafion as expiring under the most unconceivable torture ; but no one ever did either before or fince. He acknoweven implores his heavenly Father to forgive them. ledged our Lord when mocked by men, hanged upon a Nay more-He even endeavoars to extenuate their Cross, and treated as the worst of Malefactors. But guilt, and excufe his Marderers : by representing for those who have enjoyed the light of the Gospel from their cruelty as the effect of ignorance ; they know not their infancy, and have daily enjoyed the means of rewhat they do. Surely did we duly and frequently con- tigious inftruction : yet have hardened themselves as template this glorious example, we should be alhamed gainst conviction, and rejected all helps for their spi. of indalging violent wrath, and implacable refent- ritual improvement. For such to hope that by a few ment against our brethren for such petty injuries as prayers and fighs and tears upon a death-béd they too many do. Nay we should be itrongly induced to fall be able to make atonement for a whole life of . Ses ve thee Spirit, one God, through all Eternity,


ness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the Ghoft. Now when the centurion law what was done, he glorified God, laying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that fight, beholding the things that were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

Good Friday.

The Collets.
Lmighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy

for which our Lord Jesus-Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer, death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghoft; ever one God, world without end. Ainen,

Lmighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole bo

dy of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive oyr supplications and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the fame, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Paraphrase on the firA Colle&t for Good Friday. Most mighty and eternal God, by the influence of · All powerful God, we humbly intreat thee to thew whose Spirit all Christians throughout the world, are mercy, favour, and protection, to these thy people here ruled and made Holy ; Accept our humble Petitions assembled ; for whose salvation thy blessed Son patiently in Behalf of all sorts of Men who profefs the Belief of fubmitted himse i to the painful Death of Cruci- the Gospel; that every one of them, according to his fx en ; who now reigneth with thee and the Holy - ability and ftation in life, may, diligently



with Sincerity and Piety, through our Lord and SaviParaphrase on the Jecond Colleat for Good Tridas. qur Jesus Christ. -Iniquity, and obtain an equal share of future happinels which surely can be admitted of by none but those

btaini with thor who by patient continuance in well doing whole understandings are equally, corrupt as their man have fought for glory and immortality - Is an absurdity ners,

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