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a What shall I render unto the Lord, for all his Benefits towards me? I will take the Cup of Salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord : I will pay my Vows unto the Lord, in the presence of all his People.
b Whosoever shall eat this Bread, and drink this Cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord.
cLet a Man examine himself, and so let him eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup: For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh Damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's Body.
d Offer not polluted Bread upon his Altar, neither say, the Table of the Lord is contemptible.
HOLY Days, FEASTS, and Fasts.
e To every thing there is a Seafon, Holy Day). and a time to every purpose under the Heaven.
f. In fix Days the Lord made Heaven and Earth, the Sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh Day, wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh Day, and hallowed it.
8 Upon the first Day of the Week, the Disciples of Christ came together, to break Bread, and to hear the Word preached.
h There is a Day of Feasting and Gladness; and a Day for a Man to afflict his Soul.
a g Pf. 116. 12, 13, 14.
i Cor. II. 27. ci Cor. II. 28, 29.
d Mal. 1. 7. e Eccl. 3. 1.
f Ex. 20. II, Gen. 2. 3. & Acts 20. 7.
h Esth. 9. 17. If. 58. s.
a Thou shalt honour the Lord on his holy Day; not doing thine own Ways, nor finding thine own Pleasure, nor speaking thine own Words.
b Turn not again to the weak and beggarly Elements of the World, by observing those Days, and Months, and Times, and Years, which the Fews observed.
c One Man esteemeth one Day above another; another esteemeth every Day alike. Man be fully persuaded in his own Mind. But he that regardeth a Day, let him regard it unto the Lord.
d Six Days thou shalt do thy Work, and on the seventh Day thou shalt reft : that thine Ox, and thine Ass may reft ; and the Son of thy Handmaid, and the Stranger may be refreshed.
e Upon the first Day of the Week, whi called the Lord's Day, let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath profpered him.
Feafts. # Thou shall rejoice before the Lord thy
God, thou, and thy Son, and thy Daughter, and thy Man-servant, and thy Maid-servant, and the Levite, the Stranger, the Fatherless, and the Widow, that are among you.
& Thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God, in all that thou puttest thine Hand unto.
b What will ye do in the solemn Day, and in the Day of the Feast of the Lord ? It is a Day
a lf. 58. 13.
"1 Cor. 16. 2. Rev. I. IO. I Cor. 16. 2. Deut. 16. }i.
& Hos. 9. Si s Deut. 12. 18.
of Gladness, and Feasting; and a good Day: a Day of Joy, and of sending Portions one to another, and Gifts to the poor.
a Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; there. fore 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. This is the Day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
b When thou makest a Feast, call the Poor, the Maimed, the Lame, the Blind; and thou shalt be blessed: for they cannot recompense thee: but thou shalt be recompensed at the Resurreetion of the Just.
c Let there be no Spots in your Feasts of Charity.
d Let us humble our Souls with Fasting; Fafts, and afflict our selves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us.
e The Day of the Lord is very terrible; therefore now faith the Lord, turn ye to me with all your Heart, and with Fafting, and with Weeping, and with Mourning.
f When ye fast, be not, as the Hypocrites, of a sad Countenance: for they disfigure their Faces, that they may appear unto Men to fast : but thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy Head, and wash thy Face ; that thou appear not unto. Men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret : and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Efth. 9. 19, 22. * 1 Cor. s. 7, 8. Pf. 118. 24. b Liike 14. 13, 14.
d Pf. 35. 13. Ezr. 8. 21. Joel 2. 11, 12. * Mat. 6. 169
a Is this such a Faft as I have chosen (faith the Lord) for a Man to bow down his Head as a Bulrush, and to spread Sackcloath and Ashes under himn? Wilt thou call this a Fast, and an acceptable Day to the Lord ? Is not this the Fast that I have chosen, to loose the Bands of Wickedness, to undo the heavy Burthens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every Yoke? Is it not to deal thy Bread to the Hungry, and that thou bring the Poor, that are cait out, to thy House ? When thou seest the Naked, that thou cover him; and, that thou hide not thy self from thine own Flesh? Then shalt thou call, and the Lord will answer.
b Blessed are they that mourn , for they shall be com forted.
PUBLICK ASSEMBLIES for DIVINE WORSHIP.
© When Jesus was taken up into Heaven, the Apostles taught the People, publickly, shewing by the Scriptures, That Jesus was Christ. They frequently assembled themselves with the Church, and taught much People: They were bold to speak the Word, without Fear; and, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ ; speaking unto Men to Edification, and Exhortation, and Comfort.
d And at first, all that believed were together, continuing daily with one accord in the Temple. Many of them afterwards were gathered together in the Houses of some Disciples;
b Mat. s. 4
a if. 58. 5, 6, 7, 9.
c Acts I. II. A&S 4. 2. Acts 20. 20. Acts 18. 28. Acts 11. 26. Phil. 1. 14 Acts s. 42. I Cor. 14. 3.
d Ats 244, 46. Acts 12. 12.
and they often reforted to such places where Prayer was wont to be made. And when they were present before God, to hear all things commanded them of God; then did the Apostles speak unto them, and tell them what they ought to do.
a And they continued stedfastly in the ApoAtle's Doctrine, and Fellowship, and in breaking of Bread, and in Prayers.
b Having therefore, Brethren,' Boldness to enter into the Holiest, by the Blood of Jesus ; by a new and living Way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the Vail, that is to say, his Flesh; 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. And let us consider one another, to provoke unto Love, and good Works, not forsaking the afsembling of our selves together, as the manner of some is.
God is greatly to be feared in the Asembly of the Saints; and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him: unto his Habitation shall ye seek, and thither shall ye come, ye and your Housholds.
d Gather the People together, Men, and Women, and Children, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord, and observe to do all the Words of his Law: and
A&s 12. 12. A&s 16. 13. Acts 10. 33, 34. A&s 16. 13. Acts 1o. 6.
A&ts 2. 42.
b Heb. 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25., Pf. 89. 7. Deut. 12. 57 7. Deut. 31, 12.