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offence in any thing, that the | alone, but by every word that ministry be not blamed; but proceedeth out of the mouth in all things approving our of God. Then the devil takselves as the ministers of eth him up into the holy city, God, in much patience, in and setteth him on a pinnaafflictions, in necessities, in cle of the temple, and saith distresses, in stripes, in im- unto him, If thou be the Son prisonments, in tumults, in of God, cast thyself down; labours, in watchings, in fast- for it is written, He shall give ings; by pureness, by know- his angels charge concerning ledge, by long-suffering, by thee, and in their hands they kindness, by the holy Ghost, shall bear thee up, lest at by love unfeigned, by the any time thou dash thy foot word of truth, by the power against a stone. Jesus said of God, by the armour of unto him, It is written again, righteousness on the right Thou shalt not tempt the hand and on the left, by ho- Lord thy God. Again, the nour and dishonour, by evil devil taketh him up into an report and good report; as exceeding high mountain, deceivers, and yet true; as and sheweth him all the kingunknown, and yet
yet well doms of the world, and the known; as dying, and be- glory of them; and saith hold, we live; as chastened, unto him, All these things and not killed; as sorrowful, will I give thee, if thou wilt yet alway rejoicing; as poor, fall down and worship me. yet making many rich; as Then saith Jesus unto him, having nothing, and yet pos- Get thee hence, Satan ; for sessing all things.
it is written, Thou shalt worThe Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1. ship the Lord thy God, and HEN was Jesus led up him only shalt thou serve.
of the Spirit into the Then the devil leaveth him, wilderness, to be tempted of and behold, angels came and the devil. And when he had ministered unto him. fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an The second Sunday in Lent. hungred. And when the
The Collect. tempter came to him, he said,
God, seest that we have no command that these stones power of ourselves to help be made bread. But he an- ourselves; Keep us both outswered and said, It is written, wardly in our bodies, and inMan shall not live by bread wardly in our souls; that we
may be defended from all ad- of Tyre and Sidon. And heversities which may happen hold, a woman of Canaan to the body, and from all came out of the same coasts, evil thoughts which may and cried unto him, saying, assault and hurt the soul; Have mercy on me, O Lord, through Jesus Christ our thou Son of David ; my Lord. Amen.
daughter is grievously vexed The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1.
with a devil. But he answer
ed her not a word. And his E beseech brethren, and exhort you him, saying, Send her away;
disciples came and besought by the Lord Jesus, that as ye for she crieth after us. have received of us how ye he answered and said, I am
But ought to walk, and to please not sent, but unto the lost God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know sheep of the house of Israel.
Then came she and worshipwhat commandments gave you by the Lord Jesus. ped him, saying, Lord, help For this is the will of God, said, It is not
meet to take
But he answered and even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from forni- | the children's bread, and to cation; that every one of you Truth, Lord; yet the dogs
cast it to dogs. And she said, should know how to possess eat of the crumbs which fall his vessel in sanctification
from their master's table. and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Then Jesus answered and
said unto her, () woman, Gentiles which know not God; that no man go be great is thy faith : be it unto
thee even as thou wilt. And yond and defraud his brother her daughter was made whole in any matter; because that
from that hour.
very the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you, and testified.
The third Sunday in Lent.
The Collect. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto
WE beseech thee, Alholiness. He therefore that
mighty God, look updespiseth despiseth not man, humble servants, and stretch
on the hearty desires of thy but God, who hath also forth the right hand of thy given unto us his holy Spirit
. Majesty, to be our defence The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. against all our enemies ; ESUS went thence, and through Jesus Christ departed into the coasts Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. things that are reproved are
and walk in love, as Christ manifest is light. Wherefore also hath loved us, and hath he saith, Awake, thou that given himself for us, an offer- sleepest, and arise from the ing and a sacrifice to God dead, and Christ shall give for a sweet-smelling savour. thee light. But fornication, and all un The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14.
ileanness, precoxerted sness , Jet J ESTIS awas casting counta
it not be once named amongst devil, it dumb you, as becometh saints; nei- And it came to pass, when ther filthiness, nor foolish the devil was gone out, the talking, nor jesting, which dumb spake; and the people are
not convenient; but wondered. But some of them rather giving of thanks : for said, He castethout devils this ye know, that no whore- through Beelzebub, the chief monger, nor unclean person, of the devils. And others, nor covetous man, who is an tempting him, sought of him idolater, hath any inherit- a sign from heaven. But he,
in the kingdom of knowing their thoughts, said Christ, and of God. Let no unto them, Every kingdom diman deceive you with vain vided against itself is brought words: for because of these to desolation; and a house things cometh the wrath of divided against a house fallGod upon the children of dis- eth.
the children of dis- eth. If Satan also be diobedience. Be not ye there- vided against himself, how fore partakers with them : shall his kingdom stand ? for ye were sometimes dark- | because ye say, that I cast ness, but now are ye light in out devils through Beelzethe Lord : walk as children bub. And if I by Beelzeof light; (for the fruit of the bub cast out devils, by whom Spirit is in all goodness, and do your sons cast them out? righteousness, and truth;) therefore shall' they be your proving what is acceptable judges. But if I with the unto the Lord. And have no finger of God cast out defellowship with the unfruit-vils, no doubt the kingdom ful works of darkness, but of God is come upon you. rather reprove them: for it When a strong man armed is a shame even to speak of keepeth his palace, his goods those things which are done are in peace; but when a of them in secret. But all stronger than he shall come
upon him, and overcome him, I and Saviour Jesus Christ.
her voice, and free; which is the mother of said unto him, Blessed is the us all. For it is written, Rewomb that bare thee, and joice, thou barren that bearthe paps which thou hast est not; break forth and cry, sucked. But he said, Yea thou that travailest not: for rather, blessed are they that the desolate hath many more hear the Word of God, and children than she which hath
an husband. Now we, bre
thren, as Isaac was, are the The fourth Sunday in Lent. children of promise. But as The Collect.
then he that was born after RANT, we beseech thee, the flesh persecuted him that
Almighty God, that was born after the Spirit; we, who for our evil deeds even so it is now. Neverthedo worthily deserve to be less, what saith the Scripture? punished, by the comfort of Cast out the bond-woman thy grace may mercifully be and her son; for the son of relieved; through our Lord the bond-woman shall not be
heir with the son of the free-| buted to the disciples, and
So then, brethren, the disciples to them that we are not children of the were set down; and likewise bond-woman, but of the free of the fishes as much as they The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. would. When they were ESUS went over the sea filled, he said unto his dis
of Galilee, which is the ciples, Gather up the fragsea of Tiberias. And a great ments that remain, that multitude followed him, be- nothing be lost. Therefore cause they saw his miracles they gathered them together, which he did on them that and filled twelve baskets were diseased. And Jesus with the fragments of the went up into a mountain, five barley-loaves, which reand there he sat with his dis- mained over and above unto ciples. And the Passover, a them that had eaten. Then feast of the Jews, was nigh. those men, when they had When Jesus then lift up his seen the miracle that Jesus eyes, and saw a great com- did, said, This is of a truth pany come unto him, he saith that Prophet that should unto Philip, Whence shall come into the world. we buy bread, that these may eat ? (And this he said to The fifth Sunday in Lent. prove him ; for he himself
The Collect. know what he would do.) W E beseechothee, ai:
mighty God, mercihundred peny-worth of bread fully to look upon thy peois not sufficient for them, that ple; that by thy great good, every one of them may take ness they may be governe a little. One of his disciples, and preserved evermore, both Andrew, Simon Peter's bro- in body and soul; through ther, saith unto him, There is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. a lad here, which hath five The Epistle. Hebr. ix. 11.
Harley-loaves, and two small C High Prieste of good
fishes : but what are they