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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 al] 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 commandments, and do those
things that are pleasing in his The Collect.
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 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 the highways and hedges, and The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1. compel them to come in, that THEN drew near unto him my house
may be filled : for I 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
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, beland sweep the house, and seek
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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
mote that is in thy brother's eye, ings of this present time 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 bro
ther, Brother, let me pull out the expectation of the creature
mote that is in thine eye, when waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the beam that is in thine own eye ?
thou thyself beholdest not the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by the beam out of thine own eye,
Thou hypocrite, cast out first reason of him who hath sub
and then shalt thou see clearly jected the same in hope : because the creature itself also
to pull out the mote that is in shall be delivered from the thy brother's 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
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 were
partners with are ye : and be not afraid of Simon. And Jesus said unto their terror, neither be troubled; Simon, Fear not; from hence but sanctify the LORD God in forth thou shalt catch men, your hearts.
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
THE SIXTH by the lake of Gennesaret, and
TRINITY. 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 which was Simon's, and prayed understanding ; pour into our
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
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
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 Iord. Amen.
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