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forth we should not serve sin. For he gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus that is dead, is freed from sin. Now, if Christ our Lord. we be dead with Christ, we believe that The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. we shall also live with him, knowing that TN those days the multitude being very Christ being raised from the dead, dieth

I great, and having nothing to eat, Jeno more ; death hath no more dominion

sus called his disciples unto him, and over him For in that he died, he died

saith unto them, I have compassion on unto sin once ; but in that he liveth, he the multitude, because they have now liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye

Leen with me three days, and have noalso yourselves to be dead indeed unto

thing to eal. and if I send them away sin; but alive unto God, through Jesus

fasting to their own houses, they will Christ our Lord.

faint by the way: for divers of them The Gospel St. Matt. v. 20. came from farAnd his disciples an

swered him. From whence can a man TESUS said unto his disciples, Except

satisfy these men with bread here in the your righteousness shall exceed the

I wilderness ? And be asked them, How righteousness of the Scribes and Phari.

many loaves have ye? And they said, sees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that

Seven. And he commanded the people it was said by them of old time, Thou

to sit down on the ground : and be took shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill,

the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and shall be in danger of the judgment.

brake, and gave to his disciples to set But I say unto you, that whosoever is

before them; and they did set them be.

for angry with bis brother without a cause,

the people. And they had a few

small fishes; and he blessed, and com shall be in danger of the jurigment : and

manded to set them also before them. whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,

So they did eat, and were filled shall be in danger of the council : but

and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be

they took up of the broken meat that was in danger of hell fire. Therefore, if thou

left, seven baskets. And they that had

eaten were about four thousand bring thy gift to the altar, and there re

And

he sent them away. memberest that thy brother bath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be recon The eighth Sunday after Trinity. ciled to thy brother, and then corne and

The Collect. offer thy gift Agree with thine adver GOD, whose never failing provi sary quickly, whiles thou art in the way dence ordereth all things both in with him ; lest at any time the adversa heaven and eartis, we humbly beseech ry deliver thee to the judge, and the thee to put away from us all hurtful judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou things, and to give us those things which be cast into prison. Verily I say unto are profitable for us, through Jesus thee, thou shalt by no means come out Christ our Lord Amen. thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost

The Epistle. Rom. viii. 12. farthing

DRETHREN, we are debtors not to

D The seventh Sunday after Trinity.

the Aesh, to live after the flesh: For

if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die ; but The Collect.

if ye through the Spirit do mortify the LORD of all power and might, who deeds of the body, ye shall live For as U art the author and giver of all good many as are led by the Spirit of God, things; graft in our hearts the love of they are the sons of God. For ye have thy name, increase in us true religion, not received the spirit of bondage again nourish us with all goodness, and of thy to fear; but ye have received the spirit great mercy keep us in the same, through

of adoption, whereby we cry. Abba. FaJesus Christ our Lord Amer.

ther. The Spirit itself beareth witness The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19.

with our spirit, that we are the children

of God. And if children, then heirs; T SPEAK after the manner of men, be.

heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ I cause of the infirmity of your flesh :

if so be that we suffer with him, that we for as ye have yielded your members ser

may be also glorified together. vants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity, even so now yield your

The Gospel St. Matt. vii. 15. members servants to righteousness, unto DEWARE of false prophets, which holiness For when ye were the servants | D come to you in sheep's clothing, of sin, ye were free from righteousness. but inwardly they are ravening wolves. What fruit had ye then in those things, Ye shall know them by their fruits : do whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the | men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of end of those things is death. But now thistles ? Even so every good tree bring. being made free from sin, and become eth forth good fruit ; but a corrupt tree servants to God, ye have your fruit unto bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tres holiness, and the end everlasting life. cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can For the wages of sin is death but the la corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

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Every tree that bringeth not forth good I am ashamed. I am resolved what to fruit, is bewn down, and cast into the do, that when I am put out of the stew.

art. Wherefore by their fruits ye shallardship, they inay receive me to their know them Not every one that saith houses. So he called every one of his tanto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the kingdom of heaven ; but he that the first, How much owest thou umto my doeth the will of my Father, who is in lord ? And he said, An hundred meaheaven.

sures of oil. And he said unto him,

Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and The ninth Sunday after Trinity. write fifty. Then said he to another, The Collect.

And how much owest thou ? And he

said, An hundred measures of wheat. RANT Lo us, Lord, we beseech thee, And he said unto him, Take thy bill, U the spirit to think and do always and write fourscore Andt ute ioru comsuch things as are right; that we who

mended the unjust steward, because he cannot do any thing that is good without

had done wisely for the children of this thee, may by thee be enabled to live ac

world are in their generation wiser than cording to thy will, through Jesus Christ

the children of light. And I say unto our Lord. Amen.

| you, make to yourselves friends of the Ike Epistle. I Cor. . 1. mammon of unrighteousness; that when DRETHREN, I would not that ye !

ye fail, they may receive you into everD should be ignorant, how that all our

lasting babitations. fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea ; and were all bapti

The tenth Sunday after Trinity. zeu unto Moses in the cloud, and in the

T'he Collect. Sea ; and did all eat the same spiritual

I ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be meat, and did all drink the same spirit

1. open to the prayers of thy humble ual drink ; (for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and

servants; and that they may obtain their

petitions, make them to ask such things that Rock was Christ.) But with many

as shall please thee, through Jesus Christ of them God was not well pleased; for

our Lord. Amen. they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to The Epistle. Cor. xii. 1. the intent we should not lust after evil ONCERNING spiritual gifts, breth. things, as they also lusted. Neither be Jen, I would not have you ignorant. ye idolaters, as were some of them : as it Ye know that ye were Gentiler, carried is written, The people sat down to eat away unto these dumb idols even as ye and drink, and rose up to play. Neither were led. Wherefore I give you to un. let us commit fornication, as some of derstand, that no man, speaking by the them committed, and fell in one day Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed; three and twenty thousand. Neither let and that no man can say that Jesus is the us tempt Christ, as some of them also Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. there are diversities of giits, but the same Neither murmur ye, as some of them al Spirit. And there are differences of ad. so murmured, and were destroyed of the ministrations, but the same Lord And destroyer. Now all these things hap there are diversities of operations, but it pened unto them for ensamples: and is the same God who worketh all in all. They are written for ur admonition, up But the manifestation of the Spirit is givon whom the ends of the world are come. en to every man to profit withal. For Wherefore let him that thinketh he stand to one is given by the Spirit the word of eth, take heed lest he fall. There hath wisdom; to another, the word of knowno templation taken you, but such as is ledge by the same Spirit ; to another, common to man: but God is faithful, faith by the same Spirit ; to another, the who will not suffer you to be tempted gifts of healing by the same Spirit ; to above that ye are able ; but will with the another, the working of miracles to temptation also make a way to escape, another, prophecy; to another, discernthat ye may be able to bear it.

ing of spirits; to another, divers kinds The Gospel St. Luke xvi. 1. of tongues ; to another, the interpreta.

tion of tongues. But all these wurketh TESUS said unto his disciples, There

that one and the self-same Spirit, divi. was a certain rich man who had a

ding to every man severally as he will. steward; and the same was accused un. to him, that he had wasted his goods.

The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41. And he called him, and said unto him, ND when he was come near, he beHow is it that I hear this of thee? Give A held the city, and wept over it, say. an account of thy stewardship; for thou ing, If thou hadst known, ever thou, at ma yest be no longer steward. Then the least in this thy day, the things which steward said within himself, What shall

belong unto thy peace! but now they 1 do 2 for my lord taketh away from me l are hid from thine eyes. For the days the stewardship : I cannot dig : tu beg l shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and com- off, would not lift up so much as the pass thee round, and keep thee in on ev. eyes unto heaven, but smote upon a's ery side, and shall lay thee even with the breast, saying, God be merciful to me a ground, and thy children within thee: sinner. I tell you, this man went down and they shall not leave in thee one stone! to his house justified rather than the othupon another ; because thou knewest noter : for every one that exalteth himseit, the time of thy visitation. And he went shall be alased ; and he that humbleth into Uhe temple, and began to cast out himself, shall be exalted. them that sold therein, and them that hought, saying unto them, it is written, The twelfth Sunday after Trinity. My house is the house of prayer : but

The Collect. ye have made it a den of thieves. And ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, he taught daily in the temple.

A who art always more ready to hear

than we to pray, and art wont to give The eleventh Sunday after Trinity. more than either we desire or deserve, The Collect.

pour down upon tis the abundance of thy

mercy, forgiving us those things whereGOD, who declarest thy Almighty

of our conscience is afraid, and giving power chiefly in showing mercy us those good things which we are not and pity; mercifully grant into lis such

worthy to ask, but through the merits i nieasure of thy grace, that we, running and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son the way of thy commandments, may ob

our Lord. Amen. tain thy gracious promises, and be made parlakers of thy heavenly treasure,

The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

QUCH trust have we through Christ

to God-ward : Not that we are su!. The Epistie. 1 Cor. xv. 1.

ficient of ourselves to think any thing as DRETHREN, I declare unto you the of ourselves; out our sufficiency is of

D Gospel which I preached unto you, God. Who also hath made us able min. which also ye have received, and wherein isters of the New Testament ; not of the ye stand: by which also ye are saved, if letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter ye keep in memory what I preached un- killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But to you, unless ye have believed in vain. if the ministration of death, written and For I delivered unto you first of all, that engraven in stones, was glorious, so that which I also received, how that Christ the children of Israel could not steadfast. died for our sins, according to the Scrip ly behold the face of Moses for the glory tures, and that he was buried; and that of his countenance, which glory was to he rose again the third day, accord be done away; how shall not the minis. ing to the Scriptures ; and that he was tration of the Spirit be rather glorious ? seun of Cephas; then of the twelve : Af. For if the ministration of condemnation ter that, he was seen of above five hun. be glory, much more doth the ministra dred brethren at once ; of whom the Lion of righteousness exceed in glory. greater part remain unto this present ; The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31. but some are fallen asleep. After that TESUS, reparting from the coasts of he was seen of James ; then of all the J Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Apostles and last of all he was seen of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts me also, as of one born out of due time. of Decapolis, and they bring unto him For I am the least of the Apostles, that one that was deal, and had an impediam not meet to be called an Apostle, be ment in his speech ; and they beseech cause I persecuted the Church of God. him to put his hand upon him. And Lut, by the grace of God, I am what I he took him aside from the multitude, 8.m; and his grace, which was bestowed and put his fingers into his ears, and he upon me, was not in vain; but I labour.

spit, and toucbed his tongue ; and look. ed more abundantly than they all : yet

ing up to heaven, he sighed, and saith not I, but the grace of God which was unto him, Ephphatha, that is, be opened. with me. Therefore, whether it were I, And straightway his ears were opened, or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. and the string of his tongue was loosed,

The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. and he spake plain. And he charged TESUS spake this parable unto certain

them that they should tell no man: but 3 which trusted in themselves that

the more he charged them, so much the they were righteous, and despised oth

more a great deal they published it; and ers: Two men went up into the temple

were beyond measure astonished, saying, to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the

He hath done all things well : he maketh other a Publican. The Pharisee stood

both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to and prayed thus with hibiself: God, I

speak thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, umjust, adulterers, or

The thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. even as this Publican : I fast twice in

The Collect. the week. I give tithes of all that I pos- ALMIGHTY and merciful God. of test. And the Publican standing afar lr wbose only gift it conth at thy

thful people do unto thee true and oil and wine ; and set him on his own landiable service ; grant, we beseech thee, beast, and brought him into an inn, and that we may so frithfully serve thee in took care of him. And on the morrow this life, that we fail pot finally to attain when he departed, he took out two the heavenly promises, through the mer pence, and gave them to the bost, and ils of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. said unto him, Take care of him; and

The Epistie. Gal. iii. 16. whatsoever thou spendest anore, when I To Abraham and his Seed were the

come again, I will repay thee. Which I promises made. He saith not, And

now of these three, thinkest thou, was to seeds, as of many ; but as of one, And

neighbour unto him that fell among the to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I

thieves ? And he said, He that showeit say, that the covenant that was confirm.

mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto ed before of God in Christ, the law,

lim, Go, and do thou likewise. which was for four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. should make the promise of none effect.

The Collect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, no more of proniise ; but God gave it to

A give unto us the increase of faith, Abraham by promise. Wherefore then

hope, and charity, and that we may ou. serveth the law ? It was added because

tain that which thou dost promise, make of transgressions, till the seed should

us to love that which thou dost comcome to whom the promise was niade ;

mand, through Jesus Christ our Lord. and it was ordained by angels in the hand

Amen of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one ; but God is one, Is

The Epistle. Gal. v. 16. the law then against the promises of IT SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, ani! God? God forbid; for if there had been ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. a law given which could have given life. For the flesh lusleth against the Spirit, verily righteousness should have been by and the Spirit against the flesh; and the law. But the Scripture hath con these are contrary the one to the other; cluded all under sin, that the promise, so that ye cannot do the things that ye luy faith of Jesus Christ, might be given would. But if ye be led by the Spirit, lo them that believe.

ye are not under the law. Now the The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23.

works of the flesh are manifest, which

are these. Adultery, fornication, un. DLESSED are the eyes which see the

cleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchD things that ye see: For I tell you,

cruft, hatred, variance, emulations, that many prophets and kings have de

wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, ency. sired to see those things which ye see,

ings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and have not seen them; and to bear

and such like: of the which I tell you those things which ye hear, and have not

before, as I have also told you in time heard them. And behold a certam law

past, that they who do such lbings, shall yer stood up, and tempted him, saying,

not inher the kingdom of God But Master, what shall I do to inherit eter

the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, nal life? He said unto him, What is

long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, written in the law ? How readest thou ?

faith, meekness, temperance : apuinst

faithm And he answering sid, Thou shalt love

such Uiere is no law. Arid they that the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and

are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with with all thy soul, and with all thy

the affections and lusts. strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself And he said

The Gospel St. Luke xvii. 11. tato him, Thou hast answered right : AND it came to pass, as Jesus went this do and thou shalt live But be, 11 to Jerusalem, that he passed through willing to justify himself, said unto Je. the midst of Samaria and Galilee And sus, An' who is my neighbour ? And as be entered into a certain village, there Jesus answering said, a certain man met him len men that were lepers, who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, stood afar off. And they lifted up their and sell anyong thieves, which strip him voices, and said. Jesus, Master, have of his raiment, and wounded him, and mercy on us. And when he saw them, departed, leaving him huif dead. And he said unto thein, Go show yourselves hy chance there came down a certain unto the priests. And it came to pass, Priest that way; and when he saw him, that, as they went, they were cleansed. be passed by on the other side. And And one of them, when he saw that he likewise a Levite, when he was at the was henleil, turned back, and with a lour piace, came and looked on him, and pass- voice glorified Guci, and fell down on his ed by on the other side. But a certain face at his fect, giving him thanks : aut Sainaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was a Samaritan. And Jesus anbe wus: and when he saw him, he had swering said, Were theie not ten cleans. compassion on him, and went to him, ed ? but where are the nine? There are

wound up his wounds, pouring in not found that relumed to give glory lo God, save this stranger. And he said, have need of all these things. But seele unto him, Arise, go thy way thy faith ye first the kingdom of God, and his inath made thee whole.

righteousness, and all these things shal)

be added unto you Take therefore no The steenth Sunday after Trinity thought for the murrow; for the mor. The Collect

row shall take thought for the things of TEEP, we beseech ther. O Lord, thy

itself: sufficient unto the day is the evi

thereof. A Church with thy perpetual mercy : And because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy

The sisteonth Sunday after Trinity. help from all things hurlful, and lead us

The Collect to all things profitable to our salvation, LORD, we beseech thee, let thy through Jesus Christ our Lorii. Amen. continual pity cleanse and defend The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11.

thy Church, and because it cannot conV

tinue in safety without thy SUCCour. E see how large a letter I have writ1 ten unto you with mine own hand.

a preserve it evermore by thy help and

goodness, through Jesus Christ Our As many as desire to make a fair show in the Aesh, they constrain you to be cir.

Lord. Amen. cumcised : only lest they should suffer The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. persecution for the cross of Christ. For DESIRE that ye faint not at my trineither they themselves who are circum- bulations for you, which is your glo. cised keep the law; but desire to have you ry. For this cause I bow my knees un. circumcised, that they may glory in your to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, flesh. But God forbid that I should of whom the whole family in heaven and glory, save in the cross of our Lord Je- earth is named, that he would grant you, sus Christ, by whom the world is cruci according to the riches of his glory, to fied unto me, and I unto the world. be strengthened with might by his SpiFor in Christ Jesus neither circumcision rit in the inner man ; that Christ may availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, but a new creature. And as many as being rooted and grounded in love, may walk according to this rule, peace be on be able to comprehend, with all saints, them, and mercy, and upon the Israel what is the breadth, and length, and of God. From henceforth let no man depth, and height; and to know the love trouble me, for I bear in my body the of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, 1 ye might be filled with all the fulness of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be God. "Now unto him that is able to du with your spirit. Amen

exceeding abundantly above all that we The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24.

ask or think, according to the power that N o man can serve twu masters : for

worketh in us, unto himn be glory in the I either he will hate the one, and love

Church, by Christ Jesus, throughout ail the other, or else he will hold to the one,

ages, world without end. Amen. and despise the other Ye cannot serve The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. God and mammon. Therefore I say AND it came to pass the day after unto you, Take no thought for your life, that Jesus went into a city called what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; Nain ; and many of his disciples went nor yet for your body, what ye shall put with him, and much people. Now, on. Is not the life more than meat, and when he came nigh to the gate of the ci the body than raiment? Behold the fowls ty, behold, there was a dead man carried of the air: for they sow not, neither do out, the only son of his mother, and she they reap, nor gather into barns; yet was a widow : and much people of the your heavenly Father feedeth them. | city was with her. And when the Lord Are ye not much better than they ? saw her, he had compassion on her, and Which of you, by taking thought, can said unto her, Weep not And he came add one cubit unto his stature ? And and touched the bier, (and tbey that bare why take ye thought for raiment ? Con

mument ? Con bim stood still) and he said, Young man, sider the lilies of the field, how they I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was grow : they toil not, neither do they dead sat up, and began to speak : and be spin ; and yet I say unto you, that even delivered him to his mother. And there Solomon in all his glory was not array. came a fear on all: and they glorified ed like one of these. Wherefore if God God, saying, that a great Prophet is riseu so clothe the grass of the field, which to up among us; and, that God hath visit. day is, and to-morrow is cast into the ed his people. And this rumour of him even ; shall be not much more clothe I went forth throughout all Julea, and you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take throughout all the region round about. no thought, saying, What shall we eat ? or, What shall we drink? or, Where. The seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. withal shall we be clothed ? (for after all

The Collect these things do the Gentiles seek :) for IT ORD, we pray thee, that thy grace your heavenly Father knoweth that ye 1 may always prevent and fullow us:

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