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therefore he is worthipped and glorified with them, by our being Baptiz'd in his Name, (Matth. 28. 19) by our being bleffed in his Name, (2 Cor. 13. 14) and by our giving thanks and praying to him with the Father and the Son, in the Prayers of the Church. a Acts 21. 10. 11. 2. Pet. 1. 21.
b Eph. 4. 4, 5, 6. e Gal. 1. 8, 9. d Upon our being once Baptiz'd, and our true Repentance, we have the remiffion of all the fins of our whole life (Acts 8. 38. 2 Cor. 7. 9, 10. Fam. 5. 15.) for
the fake of Chrift's Dying for us: provided we partake of the other Sacrament. Matth. 26. 28. There is no command, nor warrant for our being Baptiz'd again.
e See the Command-
30, 31, 32 2 and
(Amos 8.5) and Fafting
otherwise after the Ser
mon or homily. They
And I believe one Catholick b and Apoftolick c Church. I acknowledge one Baptifm for the remiffion of fins, d. And I look for the refurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
/ Here is to be remembred, that in the
Then the Curate fhall declare unto the people what Holy days e, or Fafting days fare in the week following to be obferved g. And then alfo (if occafion be b) fhall notice be given of the Communion; and the Banns of Matrimony publifhed; and Briefs, Citations i and Excommunications read. And nothing fhall be proclaim'd or publifh'd in the Church, during the time of Divine Service, but by the Minister k: nor by him any thing, but what is prescribed in the Rules of this book, or enjoyned by the King, or by the Ordinary of the Place.
Order of Baptifm the Godfathers and Godmothets are requir'd to call upon the child to
hear Sermons, that he may the better know what he has promis'd by them. Therefore Sermons ought to be for the most part fuch as explain the Catechifm.
m Offering of alms, (1 Cor. 16 2) and ob
lations. Deut. 16. 16, 17. n For to move the congregation to of fer bountifully, whe
ther for Chrift's Minifters, or his poor Members, remembring how
lies already fet forth, or hereafter to be fet forth by Authority.
9 Set not your heart upon it. ver. 21. By
ferving God, not mammon, that is worldly wealth, (ver. 24) and and by liberal alms (1 Tim. 6. 17, 18, 19) and oblations; (Gal. 6. 6 to 10) whether the oblations be offer'd in the Church, or elfe
Then fhall the Prieft return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory m; faying one or more of thefe Sentences following, as he thinketh moft convenient in his dif cretion n.
• The of alms in this, and other publick collections; and of your other good
works that cannot be hid; but not fuch good works, as may be done in fecret. Matth. 6. 1, &c. p By praifing him for your good works, and by following your good example of obedience to his will.
Chrift offer'd himfelf for us.
Let your light o fo fhine before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father which is in beaven p. Matth. 5. 16.
Lay not up for your felves treasures upon earth q, where the rust and moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for your felves treasures in beaven r, where neither moth nor ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and teal. S. Matth. 6. 19, 20.
Whatfoever ye would that men fhould do unto you, even concerning our duty fo do unto them: for this is the
s The Sum of the Law and the Prophets
to Our neighbour. law and the prophets s Matth. 22. 39, 40. S. Matth. 7. 12.
Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, fball enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doth the will of my Father which is in heaven. S. Matth. 7. 21.
Well done, but
never commanded in
all cafes. But a reafonable fatisfaction ought to be made befides the principal. See theCommandments 75 2, and
Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own coft? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. 9. 7.
If we have fown unto you fpiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? I Cor. 9. 11.
Do ye not know that they who minifter about holy things, live of the facrifice u? and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? Even fo bath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gofpel, fhould live v of the Gospel. 1 Cor. 9.
u Numb. 18. 8 to v. Honourablly 1 Thef. 5. 12. 13.1 Tim. 5. 17, 18.
Zaccheus food forth, and faid unto the Lord, Bebold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor: and if I bave done any wrong to any man, I reftore four-foldt. S. Luke 19. 8.
If he thinks, he does according to his ability. Otherwife he reaps nothing but punishment, because he, defpifes the ComCom mandment of God,
He that foweth little, fhall reap little +: and he that foweth plenteously, shall reap plentiously. Let every man do according as he is difpofed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of ne
Deut. 15.7 to 12.
end. Gal. 6. 6. 7.
ceffity: for God loveth a chearful giver. 2 Cor. 9. 6, 7.
X, that Catechizeth. Without diligent Catechizing all other teaching is to little purpofe. To be fure the Teaching here is a teaching in order all a Chriftian ought to know. y He that foweth to his flesh, by beftowing all his worldly wealth only on his body and worldly matters, ball reap lofs and ruin. But be that foweth to the Spirit, by liberal beltowing his wealth on fpiritual and charitable works, shall reap life everlasting. ver. 8.
Let him that is taught w in the word, minifter to him that teacheth x in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man foweth y that shall be also reap. Gal. 6. 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do good unto all men, efpecially unto them that are of the boufhold of faith. Gal. 6. 10.
b In not performing his promifes to works of charity. Matth. 10. 42. ch. 25. 34, &c.
Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that be bath z. For we brought nothing into this world; neither may we carry any thing out a. 1 Tim. 6. 6, 7.
* So content with that he hath, as to be willing to give according to it. a It is therefore great folly to lofe the use of it here; (Deut. 15. 10. Prov.
3. 9, 10. Luke 16. 11. 2 Cor. 9. 7, 8) and alfo to lofe that use which will yield us great gain even in heaven. 10. 42. ch. 25, 34 to the end. Gal. 6. 6, 7, 8.
Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to diftribute, laying up in Store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. 6. 17, 18, 19.
he will forget your works and God is not unrighteous b, that labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have fhewed for
bis Names fake, who have miniftred to the Saints, Heb. 6. 10.
and yet do minifter. To do good and fuch facrifices God
to distribute forget not: for with well pleafed. Heb. 13. 16.
Whofo bath this worlds good, and feeth his brother have need, and fhutteth up his compaffion from him; bow dwelleth the
God's love to us, which he commands
us to imitate, ver. 16.
love of God c in him? 1 S. John 3. 17.
= from any poor man: and then the face of the Lord fhall not be turned away from thee. Tob. 4. 7. Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much 3. give plenteously. If thou haft little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for fo gathereft thou thy felf a good reward in the day of neceffity. Tob. 4. 8, 9.
He that bath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord and look what he layeth out, fhall be paid him again. Prov. 19. 17.
Bleffed be the man that provideth for the fick and needy the Lord fhall deliver him in the time of trou1. ble. Pf. 41. 1.
Whilft thefe Sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Churchwardens, or other fit perfon appointed for that purpofe, fhall receive the alms for the poor, and other devotions of the people, in a decent bafon to be provided by the Parish for that purpofe; and reverently bring it to the Prieft; who fhall humbly present and place it upon the holy Table d.
e Offer with the
And when there is a Comalms and other devoti- munion, the Prieft fhall then
d Take care that thy alms or other devoti
ons be fuch as are fit to
be prefented upon the