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A SERMON.

Matthew xxiii. 8-10. Be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father

upon the earth : for one is your father, who is in beaven. Neither be ye called masters : for one is your Master, even Christ.

Such is Christ's charter of his Church's liberties. Such is Christ's constitution for his kingdom of heaven upon earth :-Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood : the equal brotherhood of a common spiritual nature, common rights, common duties, common hopes, common relations to one Father, even God, and one Master, even Christ; a brotherhood that admits, indeed, of distinctions distinctions of elder and younger, teacher and taught, giver and receiver—but not of any such distinction as imports command on the one side and obedience on the other. In Christ's kingdom, all are brethren ; fellow-heirs and fellow-servants : and no man can judge his fellow-servant—he may help him, advise him, teach him, but not command, not judge him for the very reason that he is a fellow-servant, and has his own master to whom he standeth or falleth.

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