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The Gospel. St. John x. 1. power of the divine Majesty to
VERILY, verily, I say unto worship the Unity; we beseech you, He that entereth not by thee that thou wouldest keep the door into the sheep-fold,
us steadfast in this faith, and but climbeth up some other evermore defend us from all way, the same is a thief and a adversities, who livest and robber. But he that entereth reignest,
God, world in by the door, is the shepherd without end. Amen. of the sheep. To him the
For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. porter openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calleth
AFTER this I looked, and his own sheep by name, and behold, a door was opened in leadeth them out. And when heaven: and the first voice he putteth forth his own sheep, which I heard, was as it were he goeth before them, and the of a trumpet, talking with me; sheep follow him ; for they which said, Come up hither, know his voice : and a stranger and I will show thee things will they not follow, but will fee which must be hereafter. And from him; for they know not immediately I was in the the voice of strangers. This Spirit; and behold, a throne parable spake Jesus unto them; was set in heaven, and one sat but they understood not what on the throne: and he that sat things they were which he was to look upon like a jasper spake unto them. Then said and a sardine-stone: and there Jesus unto them again, Verily, was a rainbow round about the verily, I say unto you, I am throne, in sight like unto an the door of the sheep: all that emerald. And round about the ever came before me are thieves throne were four and twenty and robbers ; but the sheep did seats; and upon the seats I not hear them. I am the door: saw four and twenty elders by me if any man enter in, he sitting, clothed in white raishall be saved, and shall go in ment; and they. had on their and out, and find pasture. The heads crowns of gold : and out thief cometh not but for to steal, of the throne proceeded lightand to kill, and to destroy: 1 nings, and thunderings, and am come that they might have voices. And there were seven life, and that they might have lamps of fire burning before it more abundantly.
the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. And before
the throne, there was a sea of The Collect.
glass, like unto crystal. And
in the midst of the throne, and ALMIGHTY and everlasting round about the throne, were God, who hast given unto us four beasts full of eyes before thy servants grace, by the and behind : and the first beast confession of a true faith, to was like a lion, and the second acknowledge the glory of the beast like a calf, and the third eternal TRINITY, and in the beast had a face as a man, and
the fourth beast was like a lis flesh; and that which is born flying eagle. And the four of the Spirit, is spirit. Marvel beasts had each of them six not that I said unto thee, ye wings about him; and they were must be born again. The wind full of eyes within: and they bloweth where it listeth, and rest not day and night, saying, thou hearest the sound thereof, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God but canst not tell whence it ALMIGHTY, who was, and is, cometh, and whither it goeth ; and is to come. And when so is every one that is born those beasts give glory, and of the SPIRIT. Nicodemus honour, and thanks to him that answered and said unto him, sat on the throne, who liveth How can these things be? for ever and ever, the four and Jesus answered and said unto twenty elders fall down before him, Art thou a master of Israel, him that sat on the throne, and and knowest not these things? worship him that liveth for ever Verily, verily, I say unto thee, and ever, and cast their crowns we speak that we do know, and before the throne, saying, Thou testify that we have seen ; and art worthy, O Lord, to receive ye receive not our witness. If glory, and honour, and power; I have told you earthly things, for thou hast created all things, and ye believe not; how shall and for thy pleasure they are, ye believe, if I tell you of and were created.
heavenly things ? And no man
hath ascended up to heaven, The Gospel. St. John iii. 1.
but he that came down from THERE was a man of the heaven, even the Son of man, Pharisees, named Nicodemus, who is in heaven. And a ruler of the Jews: the same Moses lifted up the serpent in came to Jesus by night, and the wilderness, even so must said unto him, Rabbi, we know the Son of man be lifted up; that thou art a teacher come that whosoever believeth in from God : for no man can do him should not perish, but these miracles that thou doest, have eternal life. except God be with him. JESUS answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he
The Collect. cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How O GOD, the strength of all can a man be born when he is those who put their trust in old ? can he enter the second thee, mercifully accept our time into his mother's womb, prayers ; and because, through and be born? Jesus answered, the weakness of our mortal Verily, verily, I say unto thee, nature, we Ι
can do no good except a man be born of water, thing without thee, grant us and of the spirit, he cannot the help of thy grace, that in enter into the kingdom of God. keeping thy commandments That which is born of the flesh, I we may please thee, both in
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will and deed, through Jesus We love him, because he first CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
If a man say, I love
God, and hateth his brother, The Epistle. 1 John iv. 7.
he is a liar : for he that loveth BELOVED, let us love one not his brother, whom he hath another : for love is of God, seen, how can he love God, and every one that loveth is whom he hath not seen? And born of God, and knoweth God. this commandment have we He that loveth not, knoweth from him, that he who loveth not God; for God is love. In God, love his brother also. this was manifested the love of GOD towards us, because that
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19. God sent his only begotten Son
THERE was a certain rich into the world, that we might man, who was clothed in purple live through him. Herein is and fine linen, and fared love, not that we loved God, sumptuously every day. And but that he loved us, and sent there was a certain beggar, his Son to be the propitiation named Lazarus, who was laid for our sins. Beloved, if God at his gate, full of sores; and so loved us, we ought also to desiring to be fed with the love one another. No man crumbs which fell from the rich hath seen God at any time. If man's table : moreover, the we love one another, God dogs came and licked his sores. dwelleth in us, and his love is And it came to pass that the perfected in us. Hereby know beggar died, and was carried we that we dwell in him, and by the angels into Abraham's he in us; because he hath given bosom : the rich man also died, us of his Spirit. And we have and was buried: and in hell he seen and do testify, that the lifted up his eyes, being in FATHER sent the Son to be the torments, and seeth Abraham Saviour of the world. Who-afar off, and Lazarus in his soever shall confess that Jesus bosom. And he cried, and said, is the Son God, God Father Abraham, have mercy dwelleth in him, and he in on me, and send Lazarus, that God. And we have known he may dip the tip of his finger and believed the love that God in water, and cool my tongue, hath to us.
God is love; and for I am tormented in this he that dwelleth in love, flame. But Abraham said, Son, dwelleth in God, and God in remember that thou in thy lifehim. Herein is our love made time receivedst thy good things, perfect, that we may have and likewise Lazarus evil things; boldness in the day of judgment; but now he is comforted, and because as he is, so are we in thou art tormented. And this world. There is no fear besides all this, between us and in love ; but perfect love you there is a great gulph fixed : casteth out fear; because fear so that they who would pass hath torment: he that feareth, from hence to you cannot ; is not made perfect in love. I neither can they pass to us that
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would come from thence. Then to lay down our lives for the he said, I pray thee therefore, brethren. But whoso hath this father, that thou wouldest send world's good, and seeth his him to my father's house; for brother have need, and shutteth I have five brethren : that he up his bowels of compassion may testify unto them, lest they from him ; how dwelleth the also come into this place of love of God in him ? My little torment. Abraham saith unto children, let us not love in word, him, They have Moses and the neither in tongue; but in deed, Prophets ; let them hear them. and in truth. And hereby we And he said, Nay, father Abra- know that we are of the truth, ham; but if one went unto and shall assure our hearts them from the dead, they will before him. For if our heart repent.. And he said unto him, condemn us, God is greater If they hear not Moses and the than our heart, and knoweth all Prophets, neither will they be things. Beloved, if our heart persuaded, though one rose condemn us not, then have we from the dead.
confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive
of him, because we keep his TRINITY.
commandments, and do those The Collect.
things that are pleasing in his
sight. And this is his comO LORD, who never failest mandment, That we should to help and govern those whom believe on the name of his Son thou dost bring up in thy JESUS CHRIST, and love one steadfast fear and love ; keep another, as he gave us comus, we beseech thee, under the mandment. And he that keepeth protection of thy good provi- his commandments, dwelleth in dence, and make us to have him, and he in him: and hereby a perpetual fear and love of we know, that he abideth in thy holy name, through JESUS us, by the Spirit which he hath Christ our Lord. Amen. given us. The Epistle. 1 John iii. 13. The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16.
MARVEL not, my brethren, A CERTAIN man made a if the world hate you. We great supper, and bade many ; know that we have passed from and sent his servant at supperdeath unto life, because we time, to say to them that were love the brethren. He that bidden, Come, for all things loveth not his brother, abideth are now ready. And they all in death. Whosoever hateth with consent began to his brother, is a murderer: and make excuse. The first said ye know that no murderer unto him, I have bought a piece hath eternal life abiding in him. of ground, and I must needs go Hereby perceive we the love and see it; I pray thee have of God, because he laid down me excused. And another said, his life for us : and we ought I have bought five yoke of
oxen, and I go to prove them ; vigilant ; because your adverI pray thee have me excused. sary the devil, as a roaring lion, And another said, I have mar- walketh about, seeking whom ried a wife, and therefore I he may devour: whom resist, cannot come. So that servant steadfast in the faith; knowing came, and showed his lord these that the same afflictions are things. Then the master of the accomplished in your brethren house, being angry, said to his that are in the world. But the servant, Go out quickly into the God of all grace, who hath streets and lanes of the city, called us unto his eternal glory and bring in hither the poor, by Christ Jesus, after that ye and the maimed, and the halt, have suffered awhile, make you and the blind. And the servant perfect, stablish, strengthen, said, Lord, it is done as thou settle you. To him be glory hast commanded, and yet there and dominion for ever - and is room.
And the lord said ever. Amen. unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1.
1 compel them to come in, that THEN drew near unto him my
be filled : for 1 all the publicans and sinners for say unto you, that none of those to hear him. And the Pharisees men which were bidden shall and Scribes murmured, saying, taste of my supper.
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man
having an hundred sheep, if The Collect.
he lose one of them, doth not O LORD, we beseech thee leave the ninety and nine in the mercifully to hear us; and grant wilderness, and go after that that we, to whom thou hast which is lost, until he find it? given an hearty desire to pray, And when he hath found it, may, by thy mighty aid, be he layeth it on his shoulders, defended and comforted in all rejoicing. And when he cometh dangers and adversities, through home, he calleth together his Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. friends and neighbours, saying
unto them, Rejoice with me, The Epistle. 1 St. Peter v. 5.
for I have found my sheep ALL of you be subject one which was lost. I say unto to another, and be clothed with you, that likewise joy shall humility : for God resisteth the be in heaven over one sinner proud, and giveth grace to the that repenteth, more than over humble. Humble yourselves ninety and nine just persons, therefore under the mighty which need no repentance. hand of God, that he may exalt Either what woman having ten you in due time: casting all pieces of silver, if she lose one your care upon him; for he piece, doth not light a candle, careth for you. Be sober, be and sweep the house, and seek
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