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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 The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36. joy in the presence of the
BE ye therefore merciful, as angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned : for.
give, and ye shall be forgiven: The Collect.
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 The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. perfect shall be as his master I RECKON that the suffer
And why beholdest thou the ings of this present time are mote that is in thy brother's eye, not worthy to be compared that is in thine own eye? Either
but perceivest not the beam with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest
how canst thou say to thy broexpectation of the creature ther, Brother, let me pull out the waiteth for the manifestation
mote that is in thine eye, when of the sons of God. For the
thou thyself beholdest not the
beam that is in thine own eye ? vanity, not willingly, but by Thou hypocrite, cast out first reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope : be- and then shalt thou see clearly cause the creature itself also
to pull out the mote that is in shall be delivered from the
eye. bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and
The Collect. travaileth in pain together until GRANT, O LORD, we beseech now: and not only they, but thee, that the course of this
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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.
unto Simon, Launch out into The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 8. 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 were with him, at the draught who is he that will harm you, of the fishes which they had if ye be followers of that which taken ; and so was also James is good? But and if ye suffer and John the sons of Zebedee, for righteousness' sake, happy which
partners with are ye : and be not afraid of Simon. And Jesus said unto their terror, neither be troubled; Simon, Fear not; from hencebut sanctify the LORD God in forth thou shalt catch men.
And when they had brought The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1.
their ships to land, they forsook
all, and followed him. 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
The Collect. 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
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hearts such love towards thee, the kingdom of heaven. Ye that we, loving thee above all have heard that it was said by things, may obtain thy promises, them of old time, Thou shalt which exceed all that we can not kill; and whosoever shall desire, through Jesus Christ kill, shall be in danger of the our LORD. Amen.
judgment. But I say unto you,
that whosoever is angry with The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3.
his brother without a cause, KNOW ye not that so many shall be in danger of the of us as were baptized into judgment: and whosoever shall Jesus Christ, were baptized say to his brother, Raca, shall into his death? Therefore we be in danger of the council : are buried with him by baptism but whosoever shall say, Thou into death; that like as Christ fool, shall be in danger of hell was raised up from the dead by fire. Therefore, if thou bring the glory of the Father, even thy gift to the altar, and there so we also should walk in rememberest that thy brother newness of life. For if we have hath aught against thee, leave been planted together in the there thy gift before the altar, likeness of his death, we shall and go thy way, first be reconbe also in the likeness of his ciled to thy brother, and then resurrection : knowing this, come and offer thy gift. Agree that our old man is crucified with thine adversary quickly, with him, that the body of sin whiles thou art in the way with might be destroyed, that hence- him ; lest at any time the forth we should not serve sin. adversary deliver thee to the For he that is dead, is freed judge, and the judge deliver from sin. Now, if we be dead thee to the officer, and thou be with Christ, we believe that cast into prison. Verily I say we shall also live with him, unto thee, thou shalt by no knowing that Christ being means come out thence, till raised from the dead, dieth no thou hast paid the uttermost more ; death hath no more farthing. dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto GOD. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to
The Collect. be dead indeed unto sin; but LORD of all power and alive unto God, through Jesus might, who art the author and CHRIST our Lord.
giver of all good things; graft The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 20. in our hearts the love of thy
name, increase in true JESUS said unto his disci- religion, nourish us with all ples, Except your righteousness goodness, and of thy great shall exceed the righteousness mercy keep us in the same, of the Scribes and Pharisees, through JESUS CHRIST ye shall in no case enter into Lord. Amen.
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of sin, ye
to O GOD, whose never failing
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19. them; and they did set them I SPEAK after the manner
before the people. And they of men, because of the infirmity had a few small fishes ; and he of your flesh: for as ye have blessed, and commanded to set yielded your members servants
them also before them. So to uncleanness, and to iniquity, they did eat, and were filled; unto iniquity ; even
and they took up of the broken
meat that yield your members servants
baskets. to righteousness, unto holiness.
And they that had For when ye were the servants eaten were about four thousand
were free from And he sent them away. righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things, whereof
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The Collect. sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto providence ordereth all things holiness, and the end everlasting both in heaven and earth; we life. For the wages of sin is humbly beseech thee to put death : but the gift of God is away from us all hurtful things, eternal life, through JESUS and to give us those things Christ our Lord.
which are profitable for us,
CHRIST The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. through Jesus
Lord. Amen. IN those days the multitude being very great, and having
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 12. nothing to eat, Jesus called his BRETHREN, we are debtors disciples unto him, and saith not to the flesh, to live after unto them, I have compassion the flesh: for if ye live after on the multitude, because they the flesh, ye shall die ; but if have now been with me three ye through the SPIRIT do days, and have nothing to eat: mortify the deeds of the body, and if I send them away fasting ye shall live. For as many as to their own houses, they will are led by the Spirit of God, faint by the way: for divers of they are the sons of God. For them came from far. And his ye have not received the spirit disciples answered him, From of bondage again to fear; but whence can a man satisfy these ye have received the spirit or men with bread here in the adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, wilderness? And he asked them, Father. The SPIRIT itself How many loaves have ye? beareth witness with our spirit, And they said, Seven. And he that we are the children of God. commanded the people to sit And if children, then heirs ; down on the ground: and he heirs of God, and joint heirs took the seven loaves, and gave with CHRIST: if so be that we thanks, and brake, and gave suffer with him, that we may be to his disciples to set before also glorified together.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vii. 15. did all drink the same spiritual
BEWARE of false prophets, drink; (for they drank of that which come to you in sheep's spiritual Rock that followed clothing, but inwardly they are
that Rock was ravening wolves. Ye shall CHRIST.) But with many of know them by their fruits : do them God was not well pleased; men gather grapes of thorns, for they were overthrown in
the wilderness. or figs of thistles? Even
Now these every good tree bringeth forth things were our examples, to good fruit; but a corrupt tree the intent we should not lust bringeth forth evil fruit. A after evil things, as they also good tree cannot bring forth lusted. Neither be
ye evil fruit; neither can a corrupt
as were some of them : as it is tree bring forth good fruit. written, The people sat down Every tree that bringeth not to eat and drink, and rose up forth good fruit, is hewn down, to play. Neither let us commit and cast into the fire. Where- fornication, as some of them fore by their fruits ye shall committed, and fell in one day know them. Not every one
three and twenty thousand. that saith unto me, LORD, LORD, Neither let us tempt Christ, shall enter into the kingdom of as some of them also tempted, heaven ; but he that doeth the and were destroyed of serpents. will of my Father, who is in Neither murmur ye, as some of heaven.
them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples : and
they are written for our admoThe Collect.
nition, upon. whom the ends of GRANT to us, LORD, we the world are come. Wherebeseech thee, the spirit to think fore let him that thinketh he and do always such things as standeth, take heed lest he fall. are right: that we who cannot There hath no temptation taken do any thing that is good you, but such as is common without thee, may by thee be to man: but God is faithful, enabled to live according to who will not suffer you to be thy will, through Jesus Christ tempted above that ye are able; our Lord. Amen.
but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, The Epistle. 1 Cor. x. 1.
that ye may be able to bear it. BRETHREN, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 1. how that all our fathers were JESUS said unto his disci. under the cloud, and all passed ples, There was a certain rich through the sea ; and were all man who had a steward; ana baptized unto Moses in the the same was accused unto him, cloud, and in the sea ; and did all that he had wasted his goods. eat the same spiritual meat, and And he called him, and said
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