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Delivered at St. Pauls and St. Giles his Church,


The Right Honourable


Reverend Father in God

Lord Bishop of VVinchester.

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Never before excant.

"Αποθανών έτι λαλείται. Ηeb. . 4

Printed by R. Hodgkinsonne , for H. Moseley, A. Crooke,

D. Pakeman, L.Fawne, R. Royston, and N.Ekins. 1657.

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S there is nothing that a Christian

can more desire than a personal
union with his mystical Head; fo
there is nothing that a Christian

ought more to value than the preti-
ous meanes of its atchievement : For, as the high-
est degree of perfe& Happinesse, is to be a&tually
present with Chrif in Heaven; so the highest dea
gree of imperfect happinesse C Juch of which wee
are capable in this valley of Teares) is our affu
rance of hope that we shall be happy in perfecti- planospania
on. Non amongst the severall Requisites and als
meanes of Blisle, our invoking of God Almigh-
ty is not the least : for whosoever shall call up- bRom.10.13
on the name of the Lord shall be saved. But as
we cannot call upon him inwhom we have not belee-
ved, nor beleeve on him of whom we have not yet
heard ; so neither can mee heare without a
Preacher. Upon which it tollowes, That because
Faith a commeth by Heariug, and Invocation by Iverse 17.
Faith, therefore in order of Nature, though not
of Dignity) Invocation is the third step; Faith

cverse 14.

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