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Acts, 3rd chapter, 19th verse.- Repent ye therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Acts, 5th chapter, 31st verse.-Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance unto Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Acts, 17th chapter, 30th verse.-And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth he all men every where to repent.
Remark to the Sick Person.That on account of the sins which we constantly commit, 'we have all need of repentance, and do not deserve the notice and protection of God. That without sincere repentance for what we have done amiss we cannot expect pardon. That repentance is not only being sorry for our sins, but stedfastly resolving to forsake and lead a new life, avoiding every thing that would lead us back to our former sins, and constantly doing those things which God approves, and requires from us. We must pray that our sins may not be reserved for punishment in another world, but that God would be pleased to accept of our repentance, and to wash them out by the blood of his dear Son who died for sinners, That every man should say “I cannot undo what was done, and I " perish if God hath appointed no reme“ dy, if there be no remission :--but then “my religion falls together with my “ hope, and God's word fails as well as I, “ but I believe the article of forgiveness of “ Sins, and if there be any such thing I " may do well, for I have, and do, and will " do that which all good men call Repen“ tance ; that is, I will be humbled before “ God, and mourn for my sin, and for ever " ask forgiveness, and judge myself, and “ leave it with haste, and mortify it with “ diligence, and watch against it care“fully.--(Taylor's Holy Dying.)
On Forgiveness. Collect for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. · Read Psalms 25th, 86th, and 103rd. Exodus, 34th chapter, from verse 4th to 10th.-Deut. 4th chapter, from verse 29th to 32nd ; and 30th chapter, to verse 11th.-Isaiah, 1st chapter, from verse 16th to 21st.-Micah, 7th chapter, from 19th verse.--St. Matthew, 18th chapter, from verse 21st.-Acts, 13th chapter, from verse 38 to 42nd.—Ephesians, 1st chapter, from verse 7 to 15th, or the following texts :
First Epistle of St. John, 1st chapter, 8th and 9th verses.—lf we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.-2nd chapter, 1st and 2nd verses. If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.-4th chapter and 10th verse. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Revelations, 1st chapter, 5th and 6th verses. Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness and the first-begotten of the dead, and Prince of the Kings of the earth : unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. And hath made us Kings and Priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion, for ever and ever. Amen.
Remark to the Sick Person.--That God willeth not the death of every sinner. That if we will but repent, he will forgive us for the sake of our dear Redeemer. That he has promised us forgiveness if we will apply to him for it in the name of his Son. That we have no claim to this forgiveness, but that it is obtained for us by the merits and mediation of our Saviour Jesus Christ. That there is no other name under heaven given amongst men whereby we can be saved, and therefore that all our prayers for forgiveness must be offered up in his name, and in firm trust and confidence in his power, and willingness to hear and help
For one that has been long ill.
Read Psalms 119th, from verse 65 to 81; 102nd and 142nd.—Genesis, 3rd chapter, to verse 20th — Deut. 28th chapter, from 58th verse.-St. Matthew, 9th chapter, from verse 20 to 23d.-St. Mark, 2nd chapter, to 14th verse.—St. Luke, 4th chapter, from verse 38 to 42nd.St. John, 5th chapter to 17th verse.Romans, 8th chapter, from verse 18th to 29th, and from the 35th verse to the end, or the following texts :
St. Paul's 2nd Epistle to the Corin