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ye were the
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The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19. them; and they did set them
before the people. And they
So to uncleanness, and to iniquity, they did eat, and were filled; unto iniquity; even so
and they took up of the broken members servants
meat that was left, to righteousness, unto holiness. baskets. And they that had For when
eaten were about four thousand
which are profitable for us, The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. through Jesus. CHRIST
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 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 or figs of thistles? Even
the wilderness. 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
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
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 disciunder the cloud, and all passed ples, There was a certain rich through the sea ; and were all man who had a steward ; and 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
unto him, How is it that I hear through Jesus Christ
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1.
tongues ; to another, the inter-
every man severally as he will.
AND when he was
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which belong unto thy peace ! of all, that which I also received,
the grace of God, I am what 1
which was bestowed upon me, was not in 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 arisee 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 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
have believed in vain. I possess. And the Publican For I delivered unto you first standing afar off, would not lift
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up so much as his eyes unto away ; how shall not the
JESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of
Decapolis, and they bring unto The Collect.
him one that was deaf, and hai 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 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
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