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hewn down, and cast into the lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, fire. Wherefore by their fruits as were some of them; as it is ye

shall know them. Not every written, The people sat down to one that saith unto me, Lord, eat and drink, and rose up to Lord, shall enter into the King- play. Neither let us commit fordom of heaven; but he that do- nication, as some of them cometh the will of my Father which mitted, and fell in one day three is in heaven.

and twenty thousand. Neither

let us tempt Christ, as some of The ninth Sunday after Trinity. them also tempted, and were The Collect.

destroyed of serpents. Neither , ,

murmur ye, as some of them also seech thee, the spirit to murmured, and were destroyed think and do always such things of the destroyer. : Now all these as be rightful; that we, who things happened unto them for cannot do any thing that is good ensamples : and they are written without thee, may by thee be for our admonition, upon whom enabled to live according to thy the ends of the world are come. will; through Jesus Christ our Wherefore let him that thinketh Lord. Amen.

he standeth take heed lest he The Epistle. 1 Cor. x. 1. fall. There hath no temptation I

but such as is comthat

ye should be ignorant, mon to man: but God is faithhow that all our fathers were ful, who will not suffer you to under the cloud, and all passed be tempted above that ye are through the sea; and were all able; but will with the temptabaptized unto Moses in the cloud, tion also make a way to escape, and in the sea; and did all eat the that ye may be able to bear it. same spiritual meat, and did all The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 1. drink the same spiritual drink :

JESUS said unto his disciples, (for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and which had a steward; and the that Rock was Christ.) But with same was accused unto him that many of them God was not well he had wasted his goods. And pleased; for they were over- he called him, and said unto him, thrown in the wilderness. Now How is it that I hear this of these things were our examples, thee? Give an account of thy to the intent we should not lust stewardship; for thou mayest be after evil things, as they also no longer steward. Then the steward said within himself, things as shall please thee; What shall I do? for my lord through Jesus Christ our Lord. taketh away from me the stew- Amen. ardship: I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved

The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1. what to do, that, when I am put NONCERNING spiritual out of the stewardship, they may gifts, brethren, I would not receive me into their houses. So have you ignorant. Ye know he called every one of his lord's that ye were Gentiles, carried debtors unto him, and said unto away unto these dumb idols, the first, How much owest thou even as ye were led. Wherefore unto my lord ? And he said, An I give you to understand, that hundred measures of oil. And no man speaking by the Spirit of he said unto him, Take thy bill, God calleth Jesus accursed; and and sit down quickly, and write that no man can say that Jesus fifty. Then said he to another, is the Lord, but by the Holy And how much owest thou ? | Ghost. Now there are diverAnd he said, An hundred mea- sities of gifts, but the same Spisures of wheat. And he said un rit. And there are differences to him, Take thy bill, and write of administrations, but the same fourscore. And the lord com- | Lord. And there are diversities mended the unjust steward, be- of operations, but it is the same cause he had done wisely : for God, who worketh all in all. the children of this world are in But the manifestation of the Spitheir generation wiser than the rit is given to every man to prochildren of light. And I say fit withal. For to one is given unto you, Make to yourselves by the Spirit the word of wisfriends of the mammon of un- dom; to another the word of righteousness; that when ye fail, knowledge by the same Spirit; they may receive you into ever to another faith by the same Spilasting habitations.

rit; to another the gifts of heal

ing by the same Spirit; to anThe tenth Sunday after Trinity.

other the working of miracles ; The Collect.

| to another prophecy; to another I ET thy merciful ears, 0 discerning of spirits; to another

Lord, be open to the pray | divers kinds of tongues; to ers of thy humble servants; and another the interpretation of that they may obtain their pe- tongues. But all these worketh titions make them to ask such that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally promises, and be made partakas he will.

ers of thy heavenly treasure; The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41. through Jesus Christ our Lord. AND when he was come near,

Amen. A he beheld the city, and wept The Epistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1. over it, saying, If thou hadst DRETHREN, I declare unknown, even thou, at least in D to you the Gospel which I this 'thy day, the things which preached unto you, which also belong unto thy peace! but now ye have received, and wherein they are hid from thine eyes. ye stand: by which also ye are For the days shall come upon saved, if ye keep in memory what thee, that thine enemies shall I preached unto you, unless ye cast a trench about thee, and have believed in vain. For I decompass thee round, and keep livered unto you first of all, that thee in on every side, and shall which I also received, how that lay thee even with the ground, Christ died for our sins, accordand thy children within thee; ing to the Scriptures; and that and they shall not leave in thee he was buried; and that he rose one stone upon another; because again the third day, according to thou knewest not the time of thy the Scriptures; and that he was visitation. And he went into the seen of Cephas, then of the temple, and began to cast out twelve : after that, he was seen them that sold therein, and them of above five hundred brethren that bought, saying unto them, at once; of whom the greater It is written, My house is the part remain unto this present ; house of prayer: but ye have but some are fallen asleep: after made it a den of thieves. And that, he was seen of James; then he taught daily in the temple of all the Apostles : and last of The eleventh Sunday after

all, he was seen of me also, as of

one born out of due time. For Trinity.

I am the least of the Apostles, The Collect.

that am not meet to be called an O God, who declarest thy al- Apostle, because I persecuted O mighty power most chiefly the Church of God. But by the in shewing mercy and pity; grace of God I am what I am: Mercifully grant unto us such a and his grace which was bestowmeasure of thy grace, that we, ed upon me was not in vain; running the way of thy command- but I laboured more abundantly ments, may obtain thy gracious than they all; yet not I, but the

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grace of God which was with serve; Pour down upon us the me. Therefore whether it were abundance of thy mercy; forI or they, so we preach, and so giving us those things whereof ye believed.

our conscience is afraid, and givThe Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. ing us those good things which ESUS spake this parable un- we are not worthy to ask, but

to certain which trusted in through the merits and medithemselves that they were right- ation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, eous, and despised others: Two our Lord. Amen. men went up into the temple to The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. pray; the one a Pharisee, and

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UCH trust have we through the other a Publican. The Pha- Christ to God-ward: not risee stood and prayed thus with that we are sufficient of ourselves himself, God, I thank thee, that to think any thing as of ourI am not as other men are, ex- selves; but our sufficiency is of tortioners, unjust, adulterers, or God. Who also hath made us even as this Publican: I fast able ministers of the New Testwice in the week, I give tithes tament; not of the letter, but of of all that I possess. And the the Spirit : for the letter killeth, Publican, standing afar off, would but the Spirit giveth life. But if not lift up so much as his eyes

the ministration of death written unto heaven, but smote upon his and engraven in stones was globreast, saying, God be merciful rious, so that the children of Is

I tell you, this rael could not stedfastly behold man went down to his house the face of Moses for the glory justified rather than the other : of his countenance, which glory for every one that exalteth him- was to be done away; how shall self shall be abased; and he that not the ministration of the Spirit humbleth himself shall be ex- be rather glorious ? For if the alted.

ministration of condemnation be

glory, much more doth the miniThe twelfth Sunday after

stration of righteousness exceed Trinity

in glory. The Collect.

The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31.

to me a sinner.

ALMIGHTY, and everlast JESUS departing from the

coasts more ready to hear than we to came unto the sea of Galilee, pray, and art wont to give more through the midst of the coasts than either we desire, or de- of Decapolis. And they bring

unto him one that was deaf, and | He saith not, And to seeds, as had an impediment in his speech; of many; but as of one; And to and they beseech him to put his thy seed, which is Christ. And hand upon him. And he took this I say, That the covenant him aside from the multitude, that was confirmed before of God and put his fingers into his ears,

in Christ, the Law, which was and he spit, and touched his four hundred and thirty years tongue; and looking up to hea- after, cannot disannul, that it ven, he sighed, and saith unto should make the promise of none him, Ephphatha, that is, Be open- effect. For if the inheritance be ed. And straightway his ears

of the Law, it is no more of prowere opened, and the string of mise; but God

mise; but God gave it to Abrahis tongue was loosed, and he ham by promise. Wherefore spake plain. And he charged then serveth the Law ? It was them that they should tell no added because of transgressions, man: but the more he charged till the seed should come, to them, so much the more a great whom the promise was made ; deal they published it; and were and it was ordained by angels in beyond measure astonished, say- the hand of a mediator. Now a ing, He hath done all things mediator is not a mediator of well; he maketh both the deaf one; but God is one. Is the to hear, and the dumb to speak. Law then against the promises

of God? God forbid : for if The thirteenth Sunday after there had been a law given which Trinity.

could have given life, verily righteousness should have been

the the God, of whose only gift it hath concluded all under sin, cometh that thy faithful people that the promise by faith of Jedo unto thee true and laudable sus Christ might be given to service; Grant, we beseech thee, them that believe. that we may so faithfully serve The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. thee in this life, that we fail not LESSED are the eyes

B finally to attain thy heavenly pro- which see the things that mises ; through the merits of Je- ye see. For I tell you, That sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

many prophets and kings have The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. desired to see those things which То,

Abraham and his seed ye see, and have not seen them; I were the promises made. and to hear those things which

The Collect.

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