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MATT. XXVIII, 18, 19.

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tions, and languages, should serve salem, and in all Judæa, and in Sahim: his dominion is an everlasting maria, and unto the uttermost part of dominion, which shall not pass away, the earth, Acts i. 8. See also on and his kingdom that which shall not chap. viii, ver. 11. clause 1. be destroyed, Dan. vii. 14. He shall b Then Peter said unto them, Rebe great, and shall be called the Son pent, and be baptized every one of of the Highest: and the Lord God you in the name of Jesus Christ for shall give unto him the throne of his 'the remission of sins, and ye shall father David : And he shall reign : receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, over the house of Jacob for ever; Acts ii. 38. Then they that gladly and of his kingdom there shall be no received his word were baptized : and end, Luke i. 32, 33. All things are de- the same day there were added unto livered to me of my Father : and no them about three thousand souls, 41. man knoweth who the Son is, but the But when they believed Philip preachFather; and who the Father is, but ing the things concerning the king. the Son, and he to whom the Son will dom of God, and the name of Jesus reveal him, x. 22. Therefore let all Christ, they were baptized, both men the house of Israel know assuredly, and women. Then Simon himself that God hath made that same Jesus, believed also : and when he was bapwhom ye have crucified, both Lord tized, he continued with Philip, and and Christ, Acts ii. 36. The word wondered, beholding the miracles and which God sent unto the children signs which were done. Now when of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus the apostles which were at Jerusalem Christ : (he is Lord of all), x. 36. For heard that Samaria had received the to this end Christ both died, and rose, word of God, they sent unto them and revived, that he might be Lord Peter and John : Who, when they were both of the dead and living, Rom. come down, prayed for them, that xiv. 9. God-bath in these last days they might receive the Holy Ghost : spoken unto us by his Son, whom he (For as yet he was fallen upon none of hath appointed heir of all things, by them : only they were baptized in whom also he made the worlds, Heb. the name of the Lord Jesus), viii. i. 1, 2. See also on chap. xi. ver. 27. ' 12-16. And as they went on their clause 1.

way, they came unto a certain water : VER. 19.

and the eunuch said, See, here is Πορευθέντες ούν μαθητεύσατε πάντα τα

water : what doth 'hinder me to be zovn, Bewri?ovres autoùs els sò ovoud to baptized ? And Philip said, If thou Πατρός και του Υιού και του αγίου Πνεύ- believest with all thine heart, thou patogu

mayest. And he answered and said,

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son aGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, 6 baptizing them in the name of chariot to stand still: and they went

of God. And he commanded the the Father, and of the Son, and of the down both into the water, both Philip Holy Ghost : Or, make disciples, or, Christians of 36–38. And immediately there fell

and the eunuch; and he baptized him, all nations.

from his eyes as it had been scales : a And he said unto them, Go ye and he received sight forthwith, and into all the world, and preach the arose, and was baptized, ix, 18. Can Gospel to every creature. He that any. man forbid water, that these believeth and is baptized shall be should not be baptized, which have saved; but he that believeth not shall received the Holy Ghost as well as be damned, Mark xvi. 15, 16. And we? And he commanded them to be that repentance and remission of sips baptized in the name of the Lord. should be preached in his name among Then prayed they him to tarty cerall nations, beginning at Jerusalem. tain days, x. 47, 48. And when she And ye are witnesses of these things, was baptized, and her household, she Luke xxiv. 47, 48. But ye shall re- besought us, saying, If ye have judged ceive power, after that the Holy me to be faithful to the Lord, come Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall into my house, and abide there. And be witnesses unto me both in Jeru- she constrained us, Ivi. 15. And he

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took them the same hour of the night, am I: and now the Lord God, and his and washed their stripes; and was Spirit, hath sent me, Isa. xlviii. 16. baptized, he and all his, straightway, Now there are diversities of gifts, but 33. And he said unto them, Unto what the same Spirit. And there are dif. then were ye baptized? And they said, ferences of administrations, but the Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, same Lord. And there are diversiJohn verily baptized with the baptism ties of operations, but it is the same of repentance, saying unto the people, God which worketh all in all, 1 Cor. that they should believe on him xii. 4-6. The grace of the Lord which should come after him, that is, Jesus Christ, and the love of God, on Christ Jesus. When they heard and the communion of the Holy this, they were baptized in the name Ghost, be with you all. Amen, 2 Cor. of the Lord Jesus, xix. 3-5. Is xiii. 14. For through him we both Christ divided ? was Paul crucified have access by one Spirit unto the for you? or were ye baptized in the Father, Eph. ii. 18. For there are name of Paul? I thank God that I three that bear record in heaven, baptized none of you, but Crispus the Father, the Word, and the Holy and Gaius ; lest any should say that I Ghost: and these three are one, 1 John had baptized in mine own name. And

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John to the seven churches I baptized also the houshold of Ste which are in Asia : grace be unto you, phanas : besides, I know not whether and peace, from him which is, and I baptized any other, 1 Cor. i. 13–16. which was, and which is to come ; Else what shall they do which are and from the seven Spirits which are baptized for the dead, if the dead before his throne; And from Jesus rise not at all? why are they then Christ, who is the faithful witness, and baptized for the dead ? xv. 29. The the first begotten of the dead, and the like figure whereunto even baptism prince of the kings of the earth. doth also now save us (not the put. Unto him that loved us, and washed ting away of the filth of the flesh, us from our sins in his own blood, but the answer of a good conscience And hath made us kings and priests toward God,) by the resurrection of unto God and his Father ; to him be Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. iii. 21.

glory and dominion for ever and ever. c And Jesus, when he was bap- Amen, Rev. i. 4-6. tized, went up straightway out of the

VER. 20. water : And, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the

Διδάσκοντες αυτούς τηρείν πάντα όσα Spirit of God descending like a dove, ενετειλάμην υμίν και ιδού, εγώ μεθ' υμών and lighting upon him: And lo a

είμι πάσας τας ημέρας, έως της συντε

λείας του αιώνος. 'Αμήν. voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well a Teaching them to observe all things pleased, Matt. ij. 16, 17.

And God whatsoever I have commanded you: and, said, Let us make man in our image, lo, bI am with you alway, even unto after our likeness, Gen i. 26. And the end of the world. Amen. the LORD God said, Behold, the man * Therefore whosoever heareth is become as one of us, to know these sayings of mine, and doeth them, good and evil, Gen. iii. 22. And the I will liken him unto a wise man, Lord said,- let us go down, and there which built his house upon a rock : confound their language, xi. 6, 7. And the rain descended, and the The LORD bless thee, and keep floods came, and the winds blew, and thee: The Lord make his face shine beat upon that house; and it fell not : upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: for it was founded upon a rock. And The Lord lift up his countenance every one that heareth these sayings upon thee, and give thee peace. And of mine, and doeth them not, shall be they shall put my name upon the likened unto a foolish man, which children of Israel ; and I will bless built his house upon the sand : And them, Numb. vi. 24-27. Come ye the rain descended, and the floods near unto me, hear ye this ; I have came, and the winds blow, and beat not spoken in secret from the begin- upon that house ; and it fell : and great ning ; from the time that it was, there was the fall of it, Matt. vii. 24–27.

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Ye shall observe to do therefore as Christ Jesus, Col. i. 28. Furtherthe Lord your God hath commanded more then we beseech you, brethren, you : ye shall not turn aside to the and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, right hand nor to the left, Deut. v. 32. that as ye have received of us how ye What thing soever I command you, ought to walk and to please God, so observe to do it: thou shalt not add ye would abound more and more. thereto, nor diminish from it, xii. 32. For ye know what commandments we And they continued stedfastly in the gave you by the Lord Jesus, 1 Thess. apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and iv. 1, 2. Now we command you, in breaking of bread and in prayers, brethren, in the name of our Lord Acts ii. 42. And how I kept back no. Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourthing that was profitable unto you, but selves from every brother that walkhave shewed you, and have taught you eth disorderly, and not after the trapublicly, and from house to house, Tes- dition which he received of us. For tifying both to the Jews, and also to yourselves know how ye ought to folthe Greeks, repentance toward God, low us : for we behaved not our. and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ, selves disorderly among you : NeiXX. 20, 21. For I have not shunned to ther did we eat any man's bread for declare unto you all the counsel of nought: but wrought with labour and God, 27. Now I praise you, brethren, travail night and day, that we might that ye remember me in all things, not be chargeable to any of you : Not and keep the ordinances, as I deliver- because we have not power, but to ed them to you, 1 Cor. xi. 2. If make ourselves an ensample to you any man think himself to be a pro- to follow us. For even when we were phet, or spiritual, let him acknow- with you, this we commanded you, ledge that the things that I write that if any would not work, neither unto you are the commandments of should he eat. For we hear that the Lord, xiv. 37. And he gave some, there are some which walk among apostles ; and some, prophets ; and you disorderly, working not at all, but some, evangelists; and some, pastors are busy-bodies. Now them that are and teachers ; For the perfecting of such we command and exhort by our the saints, for the work of the mi- Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietnistry, for the edifying of the body of ness they work, and eat their own Christ : Till we all come in the unity bread, 2 Thess. iii. 6–12. Let as of the faith, and of the knowledge of many servants as are under the yoke the Son of God, unto a perfect man, count their own masters worthy of unto the measure of the stature of the all honour, that the name of God and fulness of Christ : That we henceforth his doctrine b'e not blasphemed. And be no more children, tossed to and they that have believing masters, let fro, and carried about with every wind them not despise them, because they of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and are brethren ; but rather do them ser. cunning craftiness, whereby they lie vice, because they are faithful and in wait to deceive ; But speaking the beloved, partakers of the benefit. truth in love, may grow up into him These things teach and exhort. If in all things, which is the head, even any man teach otherwise, and conChrist: From whom the whole body sent not to wholesome words, even fitly joined together and compacted the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, by that which every joint supplieth, and to the doctrine which is according according to the effectual working in to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothe measure of every part, maketh thing, but doting about questions and increase of the body unto the edify- strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, ing of itself in love. This I say there- strife, railings, evil surmisings, 1 Tim. fore, and testify in the Lord, that ye vi. 1--4. But speak thou the things henceforth walk not as other Gen- which become sound doctrine : That tiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, the aged men be sober, grave, temEph.iv. 11–17. Whom we preach, perate, sound in faith, in charity, in warning every man, and teachi patience. The aged women likewise, every man in all wisdom ; that we that they be in behaviour as becometh may present every man perfect in /holiness, not false accusers, not given

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to much wine, teachers of good things ; liness ; and to godliness brotherly That they may teach the young wo kindness ;' and to brotherly kindness men to be sober, to love their hus- charity. For if these things be in you, bands, to love their children, To be and abound, they make you that ye discreet, chaste, keepers at home, shall neither be barren nor unfruitful good, obedient to their own husbands, in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus that the word of God be not blas- | Christ. But he that lacketh these phemed. Young men likewise exhort things is blind, and cannot see afar to be sober minded. In all things off, and hath forgotten that he was shewing thyself a pattern of good purged from his old sins. Whereworks : in doctrine shewing uncor fore the rather, brethren, give dili. ruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound gence to make your calling and elecspeech, that cannot be condemned; tion sure : for if ye do these things, that he that is of the contrary part ye shall never fall. For so an enmay be ashamed, having no evil trance shall be ministered unto you thing to say of you. Exhort servants abundantly into the everlasting kingto be obedient unto their own masters, dom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus and to please them well in all things; Christ, 2 Pet. i.5–11. That ye may not answering again; Not purloining, be mindful of the words which were but shewing all good fidelity ; that spoken before of the holy prophets, and they may adorn the doctrine of God of the commandment of us the apostles our Saviour in all things, Tit. ii. 1 of the Lord and Saviour, iii. 2. And 10. Which in time past were not a hereby we do know that we know people, but are now the people of him, if we keep his commandments. God: which had not obtained mercy, Hethat saith, I know him, and keepeth but now have obtained mercy. Dearly not his commandments, is a liar, and beloved, I beseech you as strangers the truth is not in him, 1 John ï. 3, 4. and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly And hereby we know that we are of lusts, which war against the soul; the truth, and shall assure our hearts Having your conversation honest before him. For if our heart conamong the Gentiles: that, whereas demn us, God is greater than our they speak against you as evil-doers, heart, and knoweth all things. Bethey may by your good works, which loved, if our heart condemn us not, they shall behold, glorify God in the then have we confidence toward God, day of visitation. Submit yourselves iii. 19-21. Blessed are they that do to every ordinance of man for the his commandments, that they may Lord's sake: whether it be to the have right to the tree of life, and may king, as supreme; Or unto governors, enter_in through the gates into the as unto them that are sent by him for city, Rev. xxii. 14. the punishment of evil-doers, and for 6 For where two or three are gathe praise of them that do well. For thered together in my name, there am so is the will of God, that with I in the midst of them, Matt. xviii. 20. well doing ye may put to silence the And they went forth, and preached ignorance of foolish men: As free, every where, the Lord working with and not using your liberty for a cloak them, and confirming the word with of maliciousness, but as the servants signs following, Mark xvi. 20. I will of God. Honour all men. Love the not leave you comfortless : I will brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the come to you. Yet a little while, and king. Servants, be subject to your the world seeth me no more; but ye masters with all fear; not only to the see me : because I live, ye shall live good and gentle, but also to the fro- also. At that day ye shall know that ward. For this is thankworthy, if a I am in my Father, and ye in me, and man for conscience toward God en. 1 in you. He that hath my comdure grief, suffering wrongfully, 1 Pet. mandments, and keepeth them, he it ii. 10–19. And beside this, giving is that loveth me: and he that loveth all diligence, add to your faith vir- me shall be loved of my Father, and tue ; and to virtue knowledge ; and to I will love him, and will manifest myknowledge temperance; and to tem- self to him. Judas saith unto him, perance patience; and to patience god not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou

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wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not ened me; that by me the preaching unto the world ? Jesus answered and might be fully known, and thut all said unto him, If a man love me, be the Gentiles might hear : and I was will keep my words : and my Father delivered out of the mouth of the will love him, and we will come unto lion, 2 Tim. iv. 17. The grace of our him, and make our abode with him, Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. John xiv. 18—23. Notwithstanding Amen, Rev. xxii. 21. See also on the Lord stood with me, and strength chap. i. ver. 23. clause 2.

END OF ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL.

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