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sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

partaker of thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. glory in the Order my steps in thy word : and let not any ini. life to come ; quity have dominion over me. Psal. cxix. 17. 133.

That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform ; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the Lord thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth. Deut. xxiii. 23. Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart. 2 Chron. xix. 9. I live by the faith of the Son of God. Gal. ii. 20. For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor. v. 7. Teach me to do thy will ; for thou art my God. Psal. cxliii. 10. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Col. ii. 6, 7. If ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Pet. i. 10, 11.




To be used on the first Day of Lent, and at other times, as the

Ordinary shall appoint.
CCXXXIII. The Minister's Address to the

Congregation. 1. Brethren, 1. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when tive Church" ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the there was a power of our Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver such an pline, that, at one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the beginning the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jeof Lent, such

sus. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the

whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, torious sin that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. were put to Now I have written unto you not to keep company,

if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator,

persons as stood convicted of no

open penance, and

be saved in

and that others, ad

the more afraid to offend.

punished in or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunk. this world, that their

ard, or an extortioner ; with such an one no not to souls might eat. Therefore put away from among yourselves the day of that wicked person. 1 Cor. V. 4 to 7. 11. 13. Them the Lord; that sin rebuke before all, that others also may

fear, 1 Tim. v. 20. If there arise a matter too hard monished by for thee in judgment, being matters of controversy ple, might be within thy gates : then shalt thou arise, and get


up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, and thou shalt come unto the . priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire, and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment: and thou shalt do according to the sentence. And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die : and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel. And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. Deut. xvii. 8, 9, 10. 12, 13. See also,

Matt. xviii. 15 to 18.-John ix. 2. Instead 2. Moses charged the people the same day, saytil the said ing, These shall stand upon Mount Gerizim to bless discipline the people ; and these shall stand upon Mount Ebal stored again, to curse. And the Levites shall speak unto all the

men of Israel with a loud voice. And all the peowished,) it is ple shall answer and say, Amen. Deut. xxvii. 11 thought ood, to 15. And all the people gathered themselves totime in the gether as one man into the street that was before presence of

the watergate ; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe

to bring the book of the law of Moses which the neral senten- Lord had commanded to Israel. And Ezra the

priest brought the law before the congregation both cursing against im

of men and women, and all that could hear with ners, gather- understanding, upon the first day of the seventh ed out of the month. And he read therein before the street that

was before the watergate from the morning until Chapter of

midday, before the men and the women, and those

may be re

which is much to be

you all) should be read the ge

tes of God's

seven and twentieth

that could understand ; and the ears of all the peoother places of Scripture ple were attentive unto the book of the law. Neh.

viii. 1, 2, 3. Now in the twenty and fourth day should an8wer to every of this month the children of Israel were assembled


my, and

and that ye

Sentence, Amen: To the intent

moved to ear nest and true

and may walk more

your own

curse of God to be due.

with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon

them. And the seed of Israel separated themselves that, being from all strangers, and stood and confessed their of the great sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. And they indignation stood up in their place, and read in the book of the against sin- law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the the rather be day; and another fourth part they confessed, and

worshipped the Lord their God. Neh. ix. 1, 2, 3. repentance;

Unto them that are contentious, and do not obey

the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and warily in wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of these dangerous days; man that doeth evil. Rom. ii. 3, 9.

God is angry fleeing from with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will for which ye whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it aflirm with

ready. Psal. vii. 11, 12. There remaineth a cermouths the tain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indig.

nation, which shall devour the adversaries. Heb. x. 26, 27. Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts : let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet, Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach. Joel ji. 16, 17. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing : let them not feed, nor drink water : but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger,

that we perish not ? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way ; and God repented of the evil that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. Jonah iii. 4 to 10. Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. Jer. vi. 16. Depart from evil, and do good ; seek peace, and pursue it. Psal. xxxiv. 14. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted. and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 1 Cor. x. 8, 9, 10. Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live : and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. The prudent shall keep silence in that time, for it is an evil time. Amos v. 14, 15. 13. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Tim. iii. 1 to 5. O that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men ; that I might leave my people, and go from them ! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies ; but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth ; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother : for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth : they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord. Jer. ix. 2 to 6. And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity. 2 Chron. xv. 5, 6. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Eph. v. 15. Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Tim. ii. 19. Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thess. v. 22.

CCXXXIV. The sentences of Cursing. 1. Cursed is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to worship it. Amen. Deut. xxvii. 15.

2. Cursed is he that curseth his father or mother. Amen. Deut. xxvii. 16. 3. Cursed is he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. Amen. Deut. xxvii. 17. 4. Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way. Amen. Deut. xxvii, 18.

5. Cursed is he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, the fatherless, and widow. Amen. Deut. xxvii. 19. 6. Cursed is he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. Amen. Deut. xxvii. 24. 7. Cursed is he that lieth with his neighbour's wife. Amen. Lev, xx. 10. 8. Cursed is he that taketh reward to slay the innocent. Amen. Deut. xxvii. 25.

9. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, and taketh man for his desence, and in his heart goeth from the Lord. Amen. Jer. xvii. 5.

10. Cursed are the unmerciful, fornicators, and adulterers, covetous persoas, idolaters, slanderers, drunkards, and extortioners. Amen. Si. Matt. Ixv. 41. - 1 Cor. vi. 9. 10.

1. Now

CCXXXV. The Application and Exhortation.

1. Thou hast rebuked the proud : and cursed are ali they are they that do err from thy commandments. My flesh accursed (as trembleth for fear of thee ; and I am afraid of thy David bear: judgments. Psul. cxix. 21. 120. Lord, when thy eth witness) hand is lifted up, they will not see : but they shall and go astray see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people ; mandments yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them. of God; let Isa. xxvi. 11. Remember Lot's wife. Luke xvii. bering the

32. God is angry with the wicked every day. If

he turn not, he will whet his sword; he bath bent judgment hanging over his bow, and made it ready. He hath also preand alway's pared for him the instruments of death. Psal. vii. ready to fall 11, 12, 13. Our God is a consuming fire. Heb. tum unto our xii. 29. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your

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