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and the prophets. While the that ye have heard him, and Pharisees were gathered toge- have been taught by him, as ther, Jesus asked them, saying, the truth is in Jesus: that ye What think ye of Christ ? put off, concerning the former whose son is he? They say conversation, the unto him, The son of David. which is corrupt according to He saith unto them, How then the deceitful lusts; and be doth David in spirit call him renewed in the spirit of your Lord, saying, The LORD said mind : and that ye put on the unto my Lord, Sit thou on my new man, which after God is right hand, till I make thine created in righteousness and enemies thy footstool? If David true holiness. Wherefore putthen call him Lord, how is he ting away lying, speak every his son? And no man was able man truth with his neighbour : to answer him a word, neither for we are members one of durst any man, from that day another. · Be ye angry, and sin forth, ask him any more ques- not: let not the sun go down tions.
upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal no more ; but
rather let him labour, working AFTER TRINITY.
with his hands the thing which The Collect.
is good, that he may have to
give to him that needeth. Let O GOD, forasmuch as with
corrupt communication out thee we are not able to proceed out of your mouth, but please thee ; mercifully grant that which is good to the use of that thy Holy Spirit may in edifying, that it may minister all things direct and rule our grace unto the hearers. And hearts, through Jesus Christ grieve not the Holy Spirit of our Lord. Amen.
God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption. The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, THIS I say therefore, and and anger, and clamour, and testify in the LORD, that ye evil-speaking, be put away from henceforth walk not as other you, with all malice. And be Gentiles walk, in the vanity of ye kind one to another, tendertheir mind; having the under-hearted, forgiving one another, standing darkened, being alien- even as God for Christ's sake ated from the life of God, hath forgiven you. through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. of their heart: who, being past JESUS entered into a ship, feeling, have given themselves and passed over, and came into over unto lasciviousness, to his own city. And behold, they work all uncleanness with brought to him a man sick of greediness. But ye have not the palsy, lying on a bed. And so learned ChrIST; if so be Jesus, seeing their faith, said
unto the sick of the palsy, Son, SPIRIT: speaking to yourselves be of good cheer, thy sins be in psalms and hymns and forgiven thee. And behold, spiritual songs, singing and certain of the scribes said within making melody in your heart themselves, This man blas- to the LORD; giving thanks phemeth. And Jesus, knowing always for all things unto God their thoughts, said, Wherefore and the FATHER, in the name think ye evil in your hearts? of our Lord JESUS CHRIST ; For whether is easier to say, submitting yourselves one to Thy sins be forgiven thee? or another in the fear of God. to say, Arise, and walk ?
But that ye may know that the Son The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1 of man hath power on earth to JESUS said, The kingdom forgive sins, (then saith he to of heaven is like unto a certain the sick of the palsy) Arise, king, who made a marriage for take up thy bed, and go unto his son ; and sent forth his thine house. And he arose, and servants to call them that were departed to his house. But bidden to the wedding: and when the multitude saw it, they they would not come. Again, marvelled, and glorified God, he sent forth other servants, who had given such power saying, Tell them who unto men.
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner : my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto
the marriage. But they made The Collect.
light of it, and went their ways, O ALMIGHTY and most one to his farm, another to his merciful God, of thy bountiful merchandize : and the remnant goodness keep us, we beseech took his servants, and entreated thee, from all things that may them spitefully, and slew them. hurt us ; that we, being ready But when the king heard both in body and soul, may thereof, he was wroth : and cheerfully accomplish those he sent forth his armies, and things which thou commandest, destroyed those murderers, and through Jesus CHRIST our burnt up their city. Then saith Lord. Amen.
he to his servants, The wedding
is ready, but they who were The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. bidden were not worthy. Go
SEE then that ye walk cir- ye therefore into the highways, cumspectly, not as fools, but and as many as ye shall find, as wise, r?deeming the time, bid to the marriage. So those because the days are evil. servants went out into the Wherefore be ye not unwise, highways, and gathered togebut understanding what the will ther all
, as many as they found, of the LORD is. And be not both bad and good: and the drunk with wine, wherein is wedding was furnished with excess; but be filled with the guests. And when the king
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came in to see the guests, he with the preparation of the saw there a man who had not Gospel of peace; above all, on a wedding garment. And taking the shield of faith, he saith unto him, Friend, how wherewith ye shall be able to camest thou in hither, not quench all the fiery darts of the having a wedding garment ? wicked. And take the helmet And he was speechless. Then of salvation, and the sword of said the king to the servants, the Spirit, which is the word Bind him hand and foot, and of God: praying always with take him away, and cast him all prayer and supplication in into outer darkness: there shall the Spirit, and watching therebe weeping and gnashing of unto with all perseverance, and teeth. For many are called, supplication for all saints; and but few are chosen.
for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the
Gospel ; for which I am an The Collect.
ambassador in bonds : that GRANT, we beseech thee, therein I may speak boldly, as merciful LORD, to thy faithful I ought to speak. people, pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all The Gospel. St. John iv. 46. their sins, and serve thee with THERE was a certain noblea quiet mind, through Jesus man, whose son was sick at CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Capernaum. When he heard
that JESUS was come out of The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. Judea into Galilee, he went
MY brethren, be strong in unto him, and besought him, the Lord, and in the power of that he would come down and his might. Put on the whole heal his son; for he was at the armour of God, that ye may be point of death. Then said able to stand against the wiles Jesus unto him, Except ye see of the devil. For we wrestle signs and wonders, ye will not not against flesh and blood, but believe. The nobleman saith against principalities, against unto him, Sir, come down ere powers, against the rulers of my child die. Jesus saith unto the darkness of this world, him, Go thy way, thy son liveth. against spiritual wickedness in And the man believed the word high places. Wherefore take that Jesus had spoken unto unto you the whole armour of him, and he went his way. And God, that ye may be able to as he was now going down, his withstand in the evil day, and servants met him, and told him, having done all, to stand. Stand saying, Thy son liveth. Then therefore, having your loins girt inquired he of them the hour about with truth; and having when he began to amend: and on the breast-plate of right- they said unto him, Yesterday, eousness; and your feet shod at the seventh hour, the fever
left him. So the father knew that are excellent, that ye may
The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 21.
PETER said unto JESUS,
Lord, how oft shall my brother
sin against me, and I forgive
him? till seven times ? JESUS LORD, we beseech thee to saith unto him, I say not unto keep thy household the Church thee, until seven times : but in continual godliness ; that, until
seventy times through thy protection, it may Therefore is the kingdom of be free from all adversities, heaven likened unto a certain and devoutly given to serve king, who would take account thee in good works, to the glory of his servants. And when he of thy name, through Jesus had begun to reckon, one was CHRIST our Lord. Amen. brought unto him, who owed
him ten thousand talents. But The Epistle. Phil. i. 3.
forasmuch as he had not to I THANK my God upon pay, his lord commanded him every remembrance of you to be sold, and his wife and (always in every prayer of mine children, and all that he had, for
you all making request with and payment to be made. The joy) for your fellowship in the servant therefore fell down and Gospel from the first day until worshipped him, saying, Lord, now; being confident of this have patience with me, and I very thing, that he who hath will pay thee all. Then the begun a good work in you, will lord of that servant was moved perform it until the day of Jesus with compassion, and loosed CHRIST; even as it is meet for him, and forgave him the debt. me to think this of you all, But the same servant went out, because I have you in my heart, and found one of his fellowinasmuch as both in my bonds, servants, who owed him an and in the defence and con- hundred pence; and he laid firmation of the Gospel, ye all hands on him, and took him by are partakers of my grace. For the throat, saying, Pay me that God is my record, how greatly thou owest. And his fellowI long after you all in the servant fell down at his feet, bowels of Jesus Christ. And and besought him, saying, Have this I pray, that your
love may patience with me, and I will abound yet more and more in pay thee all. And he would knowledge, and in all judgment: not; but went and cast him that ye may approve things into prison, till he should pay
the debt. So when his fellow- things.) For our conversation servants saw what was done, is in heaven, from whence also they were very sorry, and came we look for the Saviour, the and told unto their lord all that Lord Jesus Christ; who shall was done. Then his lord, after change our vile body, that it that he had called him, said may be fashioned like unto his unto him, O thou wicked ser- glorious body, according to the vant, I forgave thee all that working, whereby he is able debt, because thou desiredst even to subdue all things unto
shouldest not thou also himself. have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even
as I had
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 15. pity on thee? And his lord was THEN went the Pharisees, wroth, and delivered him to the and took counsel how they tormentors, till he should pay might entangle him in his talk. all that was due unto him. So And they sent out unto him likewise shall my heavenly their disciples, with the HeroFather do also unto you, if ye, dians, saying, Master, we know from your hearts, forgive not that thou art true, and teachest every one his brother their the way of God in truth, neither trespasses.
carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Tell us, therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful
to give tribute unto Cæsar, or The Collect.
not? But Jesus perceived their O GOD, our refuge and wickedness, and said, Why strength, who art the author of tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? all godliness ; be ready, we Show me the tribute-money. beseech thee, to hear the devout And they brought unto him a prayers of thy Church; and penny. And he saith unto grant that those things which them, Whose is this image and we ask faithfully, we may ob- superscription? They say unto tain effectually, through JESUS him, Cæsar's. Then saith he CHRIST our Lord. Amen. unto them, Render therefore
unto Cæsar the things which The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.
are Cæsar's; and unto God the BRETHREN, be followers things that are God's. When together of me, and mark them they had heard these words, who walk so, as ye have us for they marvelled, and left him, an ensample. (For many walk, and went their way. of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is
The Collect. destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in O LORD, we beseech thee, their shame, who mind earthly labsolve thy people from their
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