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Gospel of St John

Gospel of John Chapter 1

Gospel of John Chapter 1 Verse 27

NIV. He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.

KJV. He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

John Evelyn's Diary 1670 February. 06 Feb 1670. Dr. John Breton, Master of Emmanuel College, in Cambridge (uncle to our vicar), preached on John i. 27; "whose shoe-latchet I am not worthy to unloose," etc. [Note. This is the King (39) James Bible translation], describing the various fashions of shoes, or sandals, worn by the Jews, and other nations: of the ornaments of the feet: how great persons had servants that took them off when they came to their houses, and bore them after them: by which pointing the dignity of our Savior, when such a person as St. John Baptist acknowledged his unworthiness even of that mean office. The lawfulness, decentness, and necessity, of subordinate degrees and ranks of men and servants, as well in the Church as State: against the late levelers, and others of that dangerous rabble, who would have all alike.

Gospel of John Chapter 3

Gospel of John Chapter 3 Verse 3

NIV. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.

John Evelyn's Diary 1657 December. 3d December, 1657. Mr. Gunning (43) preached on John iii. 3, against the Anabaptists, showing the effect and necessity of the sacrament of baptism. This sect was now wonderfully spread.

Gospel of John Chapter 4

Gospel of John Chapter 4 Verse 1

NIV. Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

John Evelyn's Diary 1679 February. 4th February 1679. Dr. Pierce, Dean of Salisbury, preached on 1 John, iv. 1, "Try the Spirits, there being so many delusory ones gone forth of late into the world"; he inveighed against the pernicious doctrines of Mr. Hobbes.
My brother Evelyn, was now chosen Knight for the County of Surrey, carrying it against my Lord Longford and Sir Adam Brown, of Bechworth Castle. The country coming in to give him their suffrages were so many, that I believe they ate and drank him out near £2,000, by a most abominable custom.

Gospel of John Chapter 4 Verse 32

But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you don't know about.".

John Evelyn's Diary 1653 January. 01 Jan 1653. I set apart in preparation for the Blessed Sacrament, which the next day Mr. Owen administered to me and all my family in Sayes Court, preaching on John vi. 32, 33, showing the exceeding benefits of our blessed Savior taking our nature upon him. He had christened my son and churched my wife (18) in our own house as before noticed.

Gospel of John Chapter 4 Verse 33

The disciples therefore said one to another, "Has anyone brought him something to eat?".

John Evelyn's Diary 1653 January. 01 Jan 1653. I set apart in preparation for the Blessed Sacrament, which the next day Mr. Owen administered to me and all my family in Sayes Court, preaching on John vi. 32, 33, showing the exceeding benefits of our blessed Savior taking our nature upon him. He had christened my son and churched my wife (18) in our own house as before noticed.

Gospel of John Chapter 6

Gospel of John Chapter 6 Verse 17

NIV. where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.

KJB. And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 March. 14 Mar 1686. The Bp. of Bath and Wells (48) preach'd on 6 John 17, a most excellent and pathetic discourse : after he had recommended the duty of fasting and other penitential duties, he exhorted to constancy in the Protestant religion, detestation of the unheard-of cruelties of the French, and stirring up to a liberal contribution. This Sermon was the more acceptable, as it was unexpected from a Bishop who had undergon the censure of being inclin'd to Popery, the contrary whereof no man could shew more. This indeede did all our Bishops, to the disabusing and reproch of all their delators ; for none were more zealous against Popery than they were.

Gospel of John Chapter 8

Gospel of John Chapter 8 Verse 46

NIV. Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?.

Gospel of John Chapter 16

Gospel of John Chapter 16 Verse 2

NIV. They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 November. 05 Nov 1686. I went to St. Martin's in the morning, where Dr. Birch preached very boldly against the Papists, from John xvi. 2. In the afternoon I heard Dr. Tillotson (56) in Lincoln's Inn chapel, on the same text, but more cautiously.

Gospel of John Chapter 18

Gospel of John Chapter 16 Verse 36

NIV. Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”.

John Evelyn's Diary 1657 August. 10th August 1657. Our vicar, from John xviii. 36, declaimed against the folly of a sort of enthusiasts and desperate zealots, called the Fifth-Monarchy-Men, pretending to set up the kingdom of Christ with the sword. To this pass was this age arrived when we had no King in Israel.

Gospel of John Chapter 20

Gospel of John Chapter 20 Verse 17

NIV. Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'".

KJB. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Noli me tangere means "Touch me not". Best known from the Gospel of John Chapter 20 Verse 17 for being what Jesus says to Mary Magdelene after his resurrection.

Gospel of John Chapter 20 Verses 21-23

NIV. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”.

John Evelyn's Diary 1676 February. 20th February 1676. Dr. Gunning (62), Bishop of Ely, preached before the King (45) from St. John xx. 21, 22, 23, chiefly against an anonymous book, called "Naked Truth," a famous and popular treatise against the corruption in the Clergy, but not sound as to its quotations, supposed to have been the Bishop of Hereford's and was answered by Dr. Turner, it endeavoring to prove an equality of order of Bishop and Presbyter.

Matthew

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 4: Jesus Tested in the Wilderness

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 October. 24 Oct 1686. Dr. Warren preached before the Princess [NOTE. Not clear which Princess this is]; possibly at Whitehall, on 5th Matthew, of the blessedness of the pure in heart, most elegantly describing the bliss of the beatifical vision. In the afternoon, Sir George Wheeler, knight and baronet, preached on the 4th Matt. upon the necessity of repentance, at St. Margaret's, an honest and devout discourse, and pretty tolerably performed. This gentleman coming from his travels out of Greece, fell in love with the daughter of Sir Thomas Higgins, his Majesty's resident at Venice, niece to the Earl of Bath, and married her. When they returned into England, being honored with knighthood, he would needs turn preacher, and took orders. He published a learned and ingenious book of his travels, and is a very worthy person, a little formal and particular, but exceedingly devout.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 October. 24 Oct 1686. Dr. Warren preached before the Princess [NOTE. Not clear which Princess this is]; possibly at Whitehall, on 5th Matthew, of the blessedness of the pure in heart, most elegantly describing the bliss of the beatifical vision. In the afternoon, Sir George Wheeler, knight and baronet, preached on the 4th Matt. upon the necessity of repentance, at St. Margaret's, an honest and devout discourse, and pretty tolerably performed. This gentleman coming from his travels out of Greece, fell in love with the daughter of Sir Thomas Higgins, his Majesty's resident at Venice, niece to the Earl of Bath, and married her. When they returned into England, being honored with knighthood, he would needs turn preacher, and took orders. He published a learned and ingenious book of his travels, and is a very worthy person, a little formal and particular, but exceedingly devout.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5 Verse 13

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5 Verse 44

NIV. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,.

John Evelyn's Diary 1689 March. 08 Mar 1689. Dr. Tillotson (58), Dean of Canterbury, made an excellent discourse on Matt. v. 44, exhorting to charity and forgiveness of enemies; I suppose purposely, the new Parliament being furious about impeaching those who were obnoxious, and as their custom has ever been, going on violently, without reserve, or modification, while wise men were of opinion the most notorious offenders being named and excepted, an Act of Amnesty would be more seasonable, to pacify the minds of men in so general a discontent of the nation, especially of those who did not expect to see the government assumed without any regard to the absent King, or proving a spontaneous abdication, or that the birth of the Prince of Wales was an imposture; five of the Bishops also still refusing to take the new oath.
In the meantime, to gratify the people, the hearth-tax was remitted forever; but what was intended to supply it, besides present great taxes on land, is not named.
The King (55) abroad was now furnished by the French King (50) with money and officers for an expedition to Ireland. The great neglect in not more timely preventing that from hence, and the disturbances in Scotland, give apprehensions of great difficulties, before any settlement can be perfected here, while the Parliament dispose of the great offices among themselves. The Great Seal, Treasury and Admiralty put into commission of many unexpected persons, to gratify the more; so that by the present appearance of things (unless God Almighty graciously interpose and give success in Ireland and settle Scotland) more trouble seems to threaten the nation than could be expected. In the interim, the new King refers all to the Parliament in the most popular manner, but is very slow in providing against all these menaces, besides finding difficulties in raising men to send abroad; the former army, which had never seen any service hitherto, receiving their pay and passing their summer in an idle scene of a camp at Hounslow, unwilling to engage, and many disaffected, and scarce to be trusted.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 Verses 9-14

NIV. 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father(I) in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

John Evelyn's Diary 1658 May. 23d May 1658. Dr. Manton, the famous Presbyterian, preached at Covent Garden, on Matthew vi. 10, showing what the kingdom of God was, how pray for it, etc.
There was now a collection for persecuted and sequestered Ministers of the Church of England, whereof divers are in prison. A sad day! The Church now in dens and caves of the earth.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 21

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 22

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 23

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

John Evelyn's Diary 1683 December. 30 Dec 1683. Dr. Sprat (48), now made Deane of Westminster, preached to the King (53) at Whitehall, on 6 Matt. 24. Recollecting the passages of the past yeare, I gave God thanks for his mercies, praying his blessing for the future.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 33

NIV. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

John Evelyn's Diary 1661 February. 10th February 1661. Dr. Baldero preached at Ely-house, on Matthew vi. 33, of seeking early the Kingdom of God; after sermon, the Bishop (75) (Dr. Wren) gave us the blessing, very pontifically.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 8 Verse 34

NIV. Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

John Evelyn's Diary 1651 January. 29th January 1651. Dr. Duncan preached on 8 Matt. v. 34, showing the mischief of covetousness. My Lord Marquis of Ormonde (40) and Inchiquin, come newly out of Ireland, were this day at chapel.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 13 Verse 44

NIV. The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 14

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 14 Verse 3

NIV. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,.

John Evelyn's Diary 1687 March. 03 March 1687. Dr. Meggott, Dean of Winchester, preached before the Princess of Denmark (22), on Matt. xiv. 23. In the afternoon, I went out of town to meet my Lord Clarendon, returning from Ireland.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 14 Verse 6-8

NIV. 6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 14 Verse 17

NIV. “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

John Evelyn's Diary 1655 March. 18th March 1655. Went to London, on purpose to hear that excellent preacher, Dr. Jeremy Taylor (42), on Matt. xiv. 17, showing what were the conditions of obtaining eternal life; also, concerning abatements for unavoidable infirmities, how cast on the accounts of the cross. On the 31st, I made a visit to Dr. Jeremy Taylor (42), to confer with him about some spiritual matters, using him thenceforward as my ghostly father. I beseech God Almighty to make me ever mindful of, and thankful for, his heavenly assistances!.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 18

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 18 Verse 25

NIV. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

John Evelyn's Diary 1661 February. 27th February 1661. Ash Wednesday. Preached before the King (30) the Bishop of London (Dr. Sheldon (62)) on Matthew xviii. 25, concerning charity and forgiveness.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 23

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 23 Verse 20

NIV. Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.

John Evelyn's Diary 1679 November. 23d November, 1679. Dr. Allestree (57) preached before the household on St. Luke xi. 2; Dr. Lloyd (42) on Matt. xxiii. 20, before the King (49), showing with how little reason the Papists applied those words of our blessed Savior to maintain the pretended infallibility they boast of. I never heard a more Christian and excellent discourse; yet were some offended that he seemed to say the Church of Rome was a true church; but it was a captious mistake; for he never affirmed anything that could be more to their reproach, and that such was the present Church of Rome, showing how much it had erred. There was not in this sermon so much as a shadow for censure, no person of all the clergy having testified greater zeal against the errors of the Papists than this pious and most learned person. I dined at the Bishop of Rochester's (54), and then went to St. Paul's to hear that great wit, Dr. Sprat (44), now newly succeeding Dr. Outram, in the cure of St. Margaret's. His talent was a great memory, never making use of notes, a readiness of expression in a most pure and plain style of words, full of matter, easily delivered.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 26

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 26 Verse 29

NIV. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

KJB. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 March. 28 Mar 1686. Dr White, Bp. of Peterboro' (58), preach'd in a very eloquent style, on 26 Matthew 29, submission to the will of God on all accidents and at all times.

Gospel of Matthew Chapter 26 Verse 36-40

NIV. "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37 Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.".

John Evelyn's Diary 1687 March. 20 Mar 1687. The Bishop of Bath and Wells (49) (Dr. Ken) preached at St. Martin's to a crowd of people not to be expressed, nor the wonderful eloquence of this admirable preacher; the text was Matt. xxvi. 36 to verse 40, describing the bitterness of our Blessed Savior's agony, the ardor of his love, the infinite obligations we have to imitate his patience and resignation; the means by watching against temptations, and over ourselves with fervent prayer to attain it, and the exceeding reward in the end. Upon all which he made most pathetical discourses. The Communion followed, at which I was participant. I afterward dined at Dr. Tenison's (50) with the Bishop and that young, most learned, pious, and excellent preacher, Mr. Wake (30). In the afternoon, I went to hear Mr. Wake (30) at the newly built church of St. Anne, on Mark viii. 34, upon the subject of taking up the cross, and strenuously behaving ourselves in time of persecution, as this now threatened to be.
His Majesty again prorogued the Parliament, foreseeing it would not remit the laws against Papists, by the extraordinary zeal and bravery of its members, and the free renunciation of the great officers both in Court and state, who would not be prevailed with for any temporal concern.

Luke Gospel

Luke Chapter 2

Luke Chapter 2 Verse 14

NIV. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

John Evelyn's Diary 1660 October. 25th October, 1660. Dr. Rainbow preached before the King (30), on Luke ii. 14, of the glory to be given God for all his mercies, especially for restoring the Church and government; now the service was performed with music, voices, etc., as formerly.

Luke Chapter 10

Luke Chapter 10 Verse 27

NIV. He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'".

John Evelyn's Diary 1675 April. 25 Apr 1675. Dr. Barrow (44), that excellent, pious, and most learned man, divine, mathematician, poet, traveler, and most humble person, preached at Whitehall Palace to the household, on Luke xx. 27 [Note. This reference should be Luke x. 27], of love and charity to our neighbors.

Luke Chapter 10 Verses 41 and 42

NIV. But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.".

John Evelyn's Diary 1688 April. 01 Apr 1688. In the morning, the first sermon was by Dr. Stillingfleet (52), Dean of St. Paul's (at Whitehall), on Luke x. 41, 42. The Holy Communion followed, but was so interrupted by the rude breaking in of multitudes zealous to hear the second sermon, to be preached by the Bishop of Bath and Wells (50), that the latter part of that holy office could hardly be heard, or the sacred elements be distributed without great trouble. The Princess being come, he preached on Mich. vii. 8, 9, 10, describing the calamity of the Reformed Church of Judah under the Babylonian persecution, for her sins, and God's delivery of her on her repentance; that as Judah emerged, so should the now Reformed Church, whenever insulted and persecuted. He preached with his accustomed action, zeal, and energy, so that people flocked from all quarters to hear him.

Luke Chapter 11

Luke Chapter 11 Verse 2

NIV. He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

John Evelyn's Diary 1679 November. 23d November, 1679. Dr. Allestree (57) preached before the household on St. Luke xi. 2; Dr. Lloyd (42) on Matt. xxiii. 20, before the King (49), showing with how little reason the Papists applied those words of our blessed Savior to maintain the pretended infallibility they boast of. I never heard a more Christian and excellent discourse; yet were some offended that he seemed to say the Church of Rome was a true church; but it was a captious mistake; for he never affirmed anything that could be more to their reproach, and that such was the present Church of Rome, showing how much it had erred. There was not in this sermon so much as a shadow for censure, no person of all the clergy having testified greater zeal against the errors of the Papists than this pious and most learned person. I dined at the Bishop of Rochester's (54), and then went to St. Paul's to hear that great wit, Dr. Sprat (44), now newly succeeding Dr. Outram, in the cure of St. Margaret's. His talent was a great memory, never making use of notes, a readiness of expression in a most pure and plain style of words, full of matter, easily delivered.

Luke Chapter 13

Luke Chapter 13 Verse 5

NIV. I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

KJB. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 January. 11 Jan 1685. A young man preached upon 13 St. Luke 5 after the Presbyterian tedious method and repetition.

Luke Chapter 13 Verse 23 and 24

NIV. 23 Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

John Evelyn's Diary 1658 March. 7th March 1658. To London, to hear Dr. Taylor (45) in a private house on Luke xiii. 23, 24. After the sermon, followed the blessed Communion, of which I participated. In the afternoon, Dr. Gunning (44), at Exeter House, expounding part of the Creed.
This had been the severest winter that any man alive had known in England. The crows' feet were frozen to their prey. Islands of ice inclosed both fish and fowl frozen, and some persons in their boats.

Luke Chapter 16

Luke Chapter 16 Verses 30-31

NIV. 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”.

John Evelyn's Diary 1680 October. 31st October, 1680. I spent this whole day in exercises. A stranger preached at Whitehall on Luke xvi. 30, 31. I then went to St. Martin's, where the Bishop of St. Asaph (53) [Note. The next post refers to William Lloyd Bishop 1617-1717 (53) being made Bishop St Asaph. The previous incumbent Isaac Barrow had died 24 Jun 1680] preached on 1 Peter iii. 15; the Holy Communion followed, at which I participated, humbly imploring God's assistance in the great work I was entering into. In the afternoon, I heard Dr. Sprat (45), at St. Margaret's, on Acts xvii. 11.
I began and spent the whole week in examining my life, begging pardon for my faults, assistance and blessing for the future, that I might, in some sort, be prepared for the time that now drew near, and not have the great work to begin, when one can work no longer. The Lord Jesus help and assist me! I therefore stirred little abroad till the 5th of November, when I heard Dr. Tenison (44), the now vicar of St. Martin's; Dr. Lloyd (53), the former incumbent, being made Bishop of St. Asaph.

Luke Chapter 18 Verses 7 and 8

NIV. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”.

John Evelyn's Diary 1656 December. 28th December, 1656. A stranger preached on Luke xviii. 7, 8, on which he made a confused discourse, with a great deal of Greek and ostentation of learning, to but little purpose.

Luke Chapter 19

Luke Chapter 19 Verse 41

NIV. As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it ...

Great Fire of London

John Evelyn's Diary 1666 October. 10 Oct 1666. This day was ordered a general Fast through the Nation, to humble us on the late dreadful conflagration, added to the plague and war, the most dismal judgments that could be inflicted; but which indeed we highly deserved for our prodigious ingratitude, burning lusts, dissolute court, profane and abominable lives, under such dispensations of God's continued favor in restoring Church, Prince, and People from our late intestine calamities, of which we were altogether unmindful, even to astonishment. This made me resolve to go to our parish assembly, where our Doctor preached on Luke xix. 41: piously applying it to the occasion. After which, was a collection for the distressed losers in the late fire.

Mark Gospel

Gospel of Mark Chapter 8

Gospel of Mark Chapter 8 Verse 34

NIV. Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.".

John Evelyn's Diary 1687 March. 20 Mar 1687. The Bishop of Bath and Wells (49) (Dr. Ken) preached at St. Martin's to a crowd of people not to be expressed, nor the wonderful eloquence of this admirable preacher; the text was Matt. xxvi. 36 to verse 40, describing the bitterness of our Blessed Savior's agony, the ardor of his love, the infinite obligations we have to imitate his patience and resignation; the means by watching against temptations, and over ourselves with fervent prayer to attain it, and the exceeding reward in the end. Upon all which he made most pathetical discourses. The Communion followed, at which I was participant. I afterward dined at Dr. Tenison's (50) with the Bishop and that young, most learned, pious, and excellent preacher, Mr. Wake (30). In the afternoon, I went to hear Mr. Wake (30) at the newly built church of St. Anne, on Mark viii. 34, upon the subject of taking up the cross, and strenuously behaving ourselves in time of persecution, as this now threatened to be.
His Majesty again prorogued the Parliament, foreseeing it would not remit the laws against Papists, by the extraordinary zeal and bravery of its members, and the free renunciation of the great officers both in Court and state, who would not be prevailed with for any temporal concern.

Gospel of Mark Chapter 8 Verse 38

KJB. Whosoever, therefore, shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of Man be ashamed when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.

ASV. For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 December. 20 Dec 1685. Dr Turner, brother to yc Bp. of Ely (48), and sometime Tutor to my son, preach'd at Whitehall on 8 Mark 38, concerning ye submission of Christians to their persecutors, in were some passages indiscreete enough, considering yc time, and the rage of the inhumane French tyrant against the poore Protestants.

Gospel of Mark Chapter 12

Gospel of Mark Chapter 12 Verses 16&17

NIV. 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar’s," they replied. 17 Then Jesus said to them, "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.". And they were amazed at him.

John Evelyn's Diary 1681 November. 05 Nov 1681. Dr. Hooper preached on Mark xii. 16, 17, before the King (51), of the usurpation of the Church of Rome. This is one of the first rank of pulpit men in the nation.