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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 so
and they took up of the broken
meat yield your members servants
that was left, to righteousness, unto holiness. baskets. And they that had For when ye were the servants eaten were about four thousand of sin, ye were free from And he sent them
away. righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things, whereof
THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from
The Collect. sin, and become servants to O GOD, whose never failing 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, The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. through JESUS CHRIST
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
that followed which come to you in sheep's spiritual Rock clothing, but inwardly they are them; and 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 so
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 idolaters, 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 anything 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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unto him, How is it that I hear through JESUS CHRIST
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1. Then the steward said within CONCERNING spiritual himself, What shall I do? for gifts, brethren, I would not my lord taketh away from me have you ignorant. Ye know the stewardship: I cannot dig ; that ye were Gentiles, carried to beg I am ashamed. I am away unto these dumb idols resolved what to do, that when even as ye were led. Wherefore I am put out of the stewardship, I give you to understand, that they may receive me into their no man, speaking by the Spirit houses. So he called every of God, calleth Jesus accursed; one of his lord's debtors unto and that no man can say that him, and said unto the first, Jesus is the LORD, but by the How much owest thou unto my Holy Ghost. Now there are lord? And he said, An hundred diversities of gifts, but the same measures of oil. And he said SPIRIT. And there are differunto him, Take thy bill, and ences of administrations, but sit down quickly, and write the same Lord. And there fifty. Then said he to another, are diversities of operations, And how much owest thou? | but it is the same God who And he said, An hundred worketh all in all. But the measures of wheat. And he manifestation of the SPIRIT is said unto him, Take thy bill, given to every man to profit and write fourscore. And the withal. For to one is given by lord commended the unjust the Spirit the word of wissteward, because he had done dom; to another, the word of wisely: for the children of this knowledge by the same SPIRIT; world are in their generation to another, faith by the same wiser than the children of light. Spirit ; to another, the gifts And I say unto you, make of healing by the same SPIRIT; to yourselves friends of the to another, the working of mammon of unrighteousness; miracles; to another, prophecy; that when ye fail, they may to another, discerning of spirits; receive you into everlasting to another, divers kinds of habitations.
tongues ; to another, the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-same SPIRIT, dividing to
every man severally as he will. The Collect. LET thy merciful ears, o The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41. LORD, be open to the prayers AND when he was of thy humble servants ; and near, he beheld the city, and that they may obtain their wept over it, saying, if thou petitions, make them to ask hadst known, even thou, at such things as shall please thee, least in this thy day, the things
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which belong unto thy peace ! of all, that which I also received, but now they are hid from how that Christ died for our thine eyes. For the days shall sins,according to the Scriptures; come upon thee, that thine and that he was buried; and enemies shall cast a trench that he rose again the third day, about thee, and compass thee according to the Scriptures; round, and keep thee in on and that he was seen of Cephas; every side, and shall lay thee then of the twelve: after that, even with the ground, and thy he was seen of above five children within thee: and they hundred brethren at once; of shall not leave in thee one stone whom the greater part remain upon another ; because thou unto this present; but some are knewest not the time of thy fallen asleep. After that he visitation. And he went into was seen of James; then of all the temple, and began to cast the apostles : and last of all he out them that sold therein, and was seen of me also, as of one them that bought, saying unto born out of due time. For I am them, It is written, My house the least of the apostles, that is the house of prayer: but ye am not meet to be called an have made it a den of thieves. apostle, because I persecuted And he taught daily in the the Church of God. But, by temple.
the grace of God, I am what I am; and his grace, which was
bestowed upon me, was not in THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER
vain ; but I laboured more
abundantly than they all : yet The Collect.
not I, but the grace of God O GOD, who declarest thy which was with me. Therefore, almighty power chiefly in show- whether it were I, or they, so ing mercy and pity; mercifully we preach, and so ye believed. grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running
The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. the way of thy commandments, JESUS spake this parable may obtain thy gracious pro-unto certain which trusted in mises, and be made partakers of themselves that they were thy heavenly treasure, through righteous, and despised others : Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Two men went up into the
temple to pray; the one a PhaThe Epistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1.
risee, and the other a Publican. BRETHREN, I declare The Pharisee stood and prayed unto you the Gospel which I thus with himself: God, I thank preached unto you, which also thee, that I am not as other ye have received, and wherein men are, extortioners, unjust, ye stand; by which also ye are adulterers, or
this saved, if ye keep in memory Publican: I fast twice in the what I preached unto you, week, I give tithes of all that unless ye have believed in vain. I possess. And the Publican For I delivered unto you first standing afar off, would not lift
up so much as his eyes unto away ; how shall not the heaven, but smote upon his ministration of the Spirit be breast, saying, God be merciful rather glorious ? For if the to me a sinner. I tell you, this ministration of condemnation man went down to his house be glory, much more doth the justified rather than the other : ministration of righteousness for every one that exalteth exceed in glory. himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31. be exalted.
JESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came
unto the sea of Galilee, through THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER
the midst of the coasts of
Decapolis, and they bring unto The Collect.
him one that was deaf, and had ALMIGHTY and everlasting an impediment in his speech; God, who art always more and they beseech him to put his ready to hear than we to pray, hand upon him. And he took and art wont to give more than him aside from the multitude, either we desire or deserve ; and put his fingers into his pour down upon us the abund- ears, and he spit, and touched ance of thy mercy, forgiving his tongue; and looking up to us those things whereof our heaven, he sighed, and saith conscience is afraid, and giving unto him, Ephphatha, that is. us those good things which we be opened. And straightway are not worthy to ask, but his ears were opened, and the through the merits and media- string of his tongue was loosed, tion of Jesus Christ thy Son and he spake plain. And he our Lord. Amen.
charged them that they should
tell no man: but the more he The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4.
charged them, so much the SUCH trust have we through more a great deal they published Christ to God-ward : not that it; and were beyond measure we are sufficient of ourselves to astonished, saying, He hath think any thing as of ourselves; done all things well; he maketh but our sufficiency is of God. both the deaf to hear, and the Who also hath made us able dumb to speak. ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the
THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death,
The Collect. written and engraven in stones, ALMIGHTY and merciful was glorious, so that the children God, of whose only gift it of Israel could not steadfastly cometh that thy faithful people behold the face of Moses for do unto thee true and laudable the glory of his countenance, service; grant, we beseech thee, which glory was to be done that we may so faithfully serve