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remetabrance yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, of his death; what zeal, yea, what revenge! 2 Cor. vii. 11. Let charity with us search and try our ways, and turn again to the all men.

Lord. Lam. iii. 40. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Titus ii. 11, 12. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God ? Mic. vi. 8. And having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Heb. x. 21, 22. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him ; he hath put him to grief : when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days. Isa. liii. 4, 5. 10. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things. Rom. viii. 32. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 1 Cor. xi. 26. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son : in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Col. i. 12, 13, 14. If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way ; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matt. v. 23, 24. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John iv. 11. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice : and be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Eph. iv. 31, 32. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us : therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7, 8. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil ; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail ; whether there be tongues, they shall cease ; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. And now abideth faith, hope, charity ; these three ; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Cor. xiii. 4 to 8. 13. Finally, be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 11. 14.





CLXXXVIII. A serious Address to the Congregation. To the end that Confirmation may be ministered to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hath thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be Contirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer io such other questions, as in the Short Catechism are !!tained: which order is very convenient to be observed ; to the end that children,

now come to the years of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers

and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they may themselves, with their on mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify and contirm the same; aad also promise, that by the grace of God they will evermore endeavour themselves, faithfully to observe such things as they, by their own confession, have assented unto.

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John : who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost : (for as yet he was fallen upon none of them : only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. Acis viii. 14 to 17.

CLXXXIX. The Solemn Stipulation. Q. Do you here, in the presence of God, and of this Congregation, renew the solemn promise and row that was made in your name at your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the same in your own persons, and acknowledging yourselves bound to believe, and to do, all those things which your Godfathers and Godmothers then undertook for you ?-A. I do.

And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small : and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the Lord. And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep bis commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book, and he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 2 Chron, xxxir. 30, 31, 32. See also, 2 Kings xvii. 13, 14, 15.

1. Our

CXC. Acts of Praise. 1, 2. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who Name of the made heaven and earth. Psal. cxxiv. 8. I will lift

up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh hath made my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which bearen and made heaven and earth. Psal. cxxi. 1, 2. Happy

is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose


2. Who


3. Blessed

hope is in the Lord his God : which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : which keepeth truth for ever. Psal. cxlvi. 5, 6.

3, 4. Blessed be the Name of the Lord from this be the Name time forth and for evermore. Psal. cxii. 2. Daniel

4. Hence said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever. without end. Dan. ii. 20. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel

from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. Psal. cvi. 48.

See also, Ezek. iii. 12. 5. Lord, 5, 6. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry

come unto thee. Psal. cii. 1. Out of the depths 6. And let have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my

voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. Psal. cxxx. 1, 2. See also, 2 Chron. XXX. 27.

hear our prayers;

our cry come unto thee,

| Let us pray,

Ghost, and

unto them

of all their sins ;

CXCI. Supplication for the Gifts and Grace of

the Holy Spirit. 1. Except a man be born of water and of the Almighty Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. and everliv: John iii. 5. But ye are washed, ye are sanctified, hast vouch- ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and nefratele rese - by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. vi. 11. Not by thy servants works of righteousness which we have done, but acby Water and the Holy

cording to his mercy he saved us, by the washing

of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost. hast given

Titus iii. 5. Now we have received, not the spirit forgiveness

of the world, but the Spirit which is of God. I Cor. ii. 12. Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts ii. 38. God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Eph. iv. 32. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his naine's sake. 1 John ii. 12. You, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses. Col. ii. 13. See also, other quotations in the office for Public Baptism of Infants.

2. Strength 2. Thy God hath sent forth strength for thee; beseech thee, stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought O Lord, with in us. Psal. Ixviji. 28. For this cause I bow my the Holy Ghost the knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Comforter,

whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. ii. 14, 15, 16. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power. Col. i. 11. The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Pet. v. 10. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abicle with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name. John xiv. 16, 17. 26. Surely, shall one say, In the Lord have I righteousness and strength.

Isa. xlv. 24. 3. and 3. The head from which all the body by joints daily increase in them tby

and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit manifold

together, increaseth with the increase of God. Col. gifts of grace;

ii. 19. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. James i. 17. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. Covet earnestly the best gifts. 1 Cor. xii. 4. 31. Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Pet. ii. 18. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Phil. i. 9, 10, 11. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. ij. 13, 14. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to


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