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will and deed, through JEsUs | We love him, because he first CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
loved us. If a man say, I love GOD, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we
The Epistle. 1 John iv. 7. BELOVED, let us love one another for love is of GOD, and every one that loveth is born of GoD, and knoweth GOD. 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
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19.
GOD towards us, because that 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 OF 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. neither can they pass to us that
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 I have five brethren: that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER
O LORD, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love; keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy name, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 John iii. 13.
brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of GoD in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, GoD is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards GoD. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son JESUS CHRIST, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we know, that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
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 one 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
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O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1.
THEN drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them,
saying, What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his 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 you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek
diligently till she find it? And ourselves also, which have the when she hath found it, she first fruits of the Spirit, even calleth her friends and her neigh- we ourselves groan within bours together, saying, Rejoice ourselves, waiting for the with me, for I have found the adoption, to wit, the redemption piece which I had lost. Like- of our body. wise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of GoD over one sinner that repenteth.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER
The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36.
BE ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto O GOD, the protector of all you; good measure, pressed that trust in thee, without whom down, and shaken together, and nothing is strong, nothing is running over, shall men give holy; increase and multiply into your bosom. For with upon us thy mercy; that thou the same measure that ye mete being our ruler and guide, we withal, it shall be measured to may so pass through things you again. And he spake a temporal, that we finally lose parable unto them: Can the not the things eternal: Grant blind lead the blind? shall they this, O heavenly Father, for not both fall into the ditch? JESUS CHRIST's sake our Lord. The disciple is not above his Amen. master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, that is in thine own eye? Either but perceivest not the beam how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18.
I RECKON that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope: because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of GOD. For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER
GRANT, O LORD, we beseech
now and not only they, but thee, that the course of this
world may be so peaceably | him that he would thrust out a ordered by thy governance, little from the land; and he sat that thy Church may joyfully down and taught the people serve thee in all godly quiet- out of the ship. Now, when ness, through JESUS CHRIST he had left speaking, he said our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 8.
unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon BE ye all of one mind, answering, said unto him, having compassion one of Master, we have toiled all the another; love as brethren, be night, and have taken nothing; pitiful, be courteous ; not nevertheless, at thy word I will rendering evil for evil, or let down the net. And when railing for railing; but contra- they had this done, they enriwise, blessing; knowing that closed a great multitude of ye are thereunto called, that ye fishes, and their net brake. should inherit a blessing. For And they beckoned unto their he that will love life, and see partners which were in the good days, let him refrain his other ship, that they should 'tongue from evil, and his lips come and help them. And that they speak no guile: let they came, and filled both the him eschew evil, and do good; ships; so that they began to let him seek peace, and ensue sink. When Simon Peter saw it. For the eyes of the LORD are it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, over the righteous, and his ears saying, Depart from me, for I are open unto their prayers: am a sinful man, O Lord. For but the face of the LORD is he was astonished, and all that against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the LORD GOD in your hearts.
The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1.
were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken; and so was also James and John the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And JESUS said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER
IT came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were O GOD, who hast prepared washing their nets. And he for those who love thee, such entered into one of the ships, good things as pass man's which was Simon's, and prayed understanding; pour into our