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thee in this life, that we fail not have not seen them; and to finally to attain thy heavenly hear those things which ye promises, through the merits hear, and have not heard them. of Jesus CHRIST our Lord. And behold a certain lawyer Amen.
stood up, and tempted him,
saying, Master, what shall I do The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16.
to inherit eternal life? He said TO Abraham and his seed unto him, What is written in were the promises made. He the law? How readest thou? saith not, And to seeds, as of And he answering said, Thou many; but as of one, And to shalt love the LORD thy God thy seed, which is CHRIST. And with all thy heart, and with all this I say, that the covenant thy soul, and with all thy that was confirmed before of strength, and with all thy God in Christ, the law, which mind: and thy neighbour as was four hundred and thirty thyself. And he said unto him, years after, cannot disannul, Thou hast answered right: this that it should make the promise do, and thou shalt live.
But of none effect, For if the he, willing to justify himself, inheritance be of the law, it is said unto JESUS, And who is no more of promise; but God my neighbour ? And JESUS gave it to Abraham by promise. answering said, A certain man Wherefore then serveth the went down from Jerusalem to law? It was added because of Jericho, and fell among thieves, transgressions, till the seed which stript him of his raiment, should
to whom the and wounded him, and departed, promise was made; and it was leaving him half dead. And ordained by angels in the hạnd by chance there came down a of a mediator, Now a mediator certain Priest that way; and is not a mediator of one; but when he saw him, he passed by God is one. Is the law then on the other side. And likewise against the promises of God? a Levite, when he was at the God forbid ; for if there had place, came and looked on him, been a law given which could and passed by on the other side. have given life, verily right- But a certain Samaritan, as he eousness should have been by journeyed, came where he was : the law. But the Scripture and when he saw him, he had hath concluded all under sin, compassion on him, and went that the promise, by faith of to him, and bound JESUS CHRIST, might be given wounds, pouring in oil an to them that believe.
wine; and set him on his own
beast, and brought him into The Gospel St. Luke x. 23.
an inn, and took care of him. BLESSED are the eyes which And on the morrow, when he see the things that ye see: for departed, he took out two I tell you, that many prophets pence, and gave them to the and kings have desired to see host, and said unto him, Take those things which ye see, and I care of him; and whatsoever
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thou spendest more, when I love, joy, peace, long-suffering, come again, I will repay thee. gentleness, goodness, faith, Which now of these three, meekness, temperance: against thinkest thou, was neighbour such there is no law. And unto him that fell among the they that are Christ's have thieves ? And he said, He that crucified the flesh, with the showed mercy on him. Then affections and lusts. said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11.
AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of
Samaria and Galilee. And as The Collect.
he entered into a certain village, ALMIGHTY and everlasting there met him ten men that God, give unto us the increase were lepers, who stood afar off. of faith, hope, and charity; and And they lifted up their voices, that we may obtain that which and said, Jesus, Master, have thou dost promise, make us to mercy on us.
And when he love that which thou dost com- saw them, he said unto them, mand, through Jesus CHRIST Go show yourselves unto the our Lord. Amen.
priests. And it came to pass,
that, as they went, they were The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
cleansed. And one of them, I SAY then, Walk in the when he saw that he was Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the healed, turned back, and with lust of the flesh. For the flesh a loud voice glorified God, and lusteth against the Spirit, and fell down on his face at his feet, the Spirit against the flesh; and giving him thanks : and he was these are contrary the one to a Samaritan. And JESUS anthe other; so that ye cannot do swering said, Were there not the things that ye would. But ten cleansed ? but where are if ye be led by the Spirit, ye the nine ? There are not found are not under the law. Now that returned to give glory to the works of the flesh are God, save this stranger. And manifest, which these, he said unto him, Arise, go thy Adultery, fornication, unclean- way: thy faith hath made thee ness, lasciviousness, idolatry, whole. witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I
The Collect. tell you before, as I have also KEEP, we beseech thee, O told you in time past, that they Lord, thy Church with thy who do such things, shall not perpetual mercy : and because inherit the kingdom of God. the frailty of man without thee But the fruit of the Spirit is cannot but fall, keep us ever by
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thy help from all things hurtful, what ye shall put on. Is and lead us to all things profit- not the life more than meat, able to our salvation, through and the body than raiment? Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Behold the fowls of the air :
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. for they sow not, neither do
YE see how large a letter I they reap, nor gather into barns; have written unto you with yet
your heavenly Father
feedeth them. Are ye not mine own hand. As many as
much better than they? Which desire to make a fair show in
of you, by taking thought, can the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they And why take ye thought for
add one cubit unto his stature ? should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
raiment ? Consider the lilies of
For neither they themselves who the field, how they grow: they are circumcised keep the law; and yet I say unto you, that
toil not, neither do they spin; but desire to have
circumcised, that they may glory in even Solomon in all his glory But God forbid was not arrayed like one of
these. Wherefore if God so that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus clothe the grass of the field, Christ, by whom the world is
which to-day is, and to-morrow
is cast into the oven; shall he crucified unto me, and I unto
not much more clothe you, O the world. For in CHRIST JESUS neither circumcision ye of little faith? Therefore
take no thought, saying, What availeth any thing, nor uncir
shall we eat? or, What shall we cumcision, but a new creature.
drink? or, Wherewithal shall And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them,
we be clothed ? (for after all and mercy, and upon the Israel
these things do the Gentiles of God. From henceforth let
seek :) for your heavenly Father no man trouble me, for I bear
knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the
first the kingdom of God, and grace
his righteousness, and all these
Lord JESUS Christ be with your spirit. Take therefore no thought for
things shall be added unto you. Amen.
the morrow; for the morrow. The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. shall take thought for the things NO
two of itself: sufficient unto the day masters : for either he will hate is the evil thereof. the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take
The Collect. no thought for your life, what O LORD, we beseech thee, ye shall eat, or what ye shall let thy continual pity cleanse drink; nor yet for your body, I and defend thy Church; and
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because it cannot continue in when the LORD saw her, he had safety without thy succour, compassion on her, and said preserve it evermore by thy unto her, Weep not. And he help and goodness, through came and touched the bier, (and JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. they that bare him stood still,) The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. and he said, Young man, I say I DESIRE that ye faint not
unto thee, Arise. And he that at my tribulations for
was dead sat up, and began to which is your glory. For this speak: and he delivered him
to his mother. And there came cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord JESUS
a fear on all : and they glorified Christ, of whom the whole God, saying, that a great Profamily in heaven and earth is phet is risen up among us; named, that he would grant
and, that God hath visited his you, according to the riches of people. And this rumour of his glory, to be strengthened Judea, and throughout all the
him went forth throughout all by the inner man; that Christ region round about. may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend, with all saints,
The Collect. what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to
LORD, we pray thee, that know the love of Christ, thy grace may always prevent which passeth knowledge, that
and follow us; and make us ye might be filled with all the continually to be given to all fulness of God. Now unto
good works, through JESUS him that is able to do exceeding
CHRIST our Lord. Amen. abundantly above all that we The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1 ask or think, according to the
I THEREFORE, the pripower that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church, by that ye walk worthy of the
soner of the LORD, beseech you CHRIST Jesus, throughout all
vocation wherewith ye ages, world without end. Amen.
called, with all lowliness and The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. meekness, with long-suffering,
AND it came to pass the day forbearing one another in love ; after, that Jesus went into a endeavouring to keep the unity city called Nain; and many of of the Spirit in the bond of his disciples went with him, peace. There is one body, and and much people. Now, when one Spirit, even as ye are he came nigh to the gate of the called in one hope of your city, behold, there was a dead calling ; one Lord, one faith, man carried out, the only son one baptism, one God and of his mother, and she was a Father of all, who is above widow: and much people of all, and through all, and in you the city was with her. And all.
you. So that
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 1. THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER TRINITY. IT came to pass, as Jesus
The Collect. went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread,
LORD, we beseech thee, on the Sabbath-day, that they grant thy people grace to with watched him. And behold, stand the temptations of the there was a certain man before world, the flesh, and the devil ; him, who had the dropsy. And and with pure hearts and minds Jesus answering spake unto to follow thee, the only God, the Lawyers and Pharisees, through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen. saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath-day? And they The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4. held their peace. And he took
I THANK my God always him, and healed him, and let
on your behalf, for the
of him and answered them, God which is given you by
go; saying, Which of you shall Jesus Christ; that in every have an ass or an ox fallen into thing ye are enriched by him, a pit, and will not straightway in all utterance, and in all pull him out on the Sabbath. knowledge; even as the testi, day? And they could
mony of CHRIST was confirmed answer him again to these
ye come behind things. And he put forth a in no gift ; waiting for the parable to those who were coming of
our Lord Jesus bidden, when he marked how Christ, who shall also confirm they chose out the chief rooms; you unto the end, that ye may saying unto them, When thou be blameless in the day of our art bidden of any man to a Lord Jesus Christ. wedding, sit not down in the highest room,
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. honourable man than thou be WHEN the Pharisees had bidden of him; and he that heard that Jesus had put the bade thee and him come and Sadducees silence, they were say to thee, Give this man place; gathered together. Then one and thou begin with shame to of them, who was a lawyer, take the lowest room.
But asked him a question, tempting when thou art bidden, go and him, and saying, Master, which sit down in the lowest room; is the great commandment in that when he that bade thee the law ? Jesus said unto him, cometh, he may say unto thee, Thou shalt love the Lord thy Friend, go up higher: then God with all thy heart, and shalt thou have worship in with all thy soul, and with all the presence of them that thy mind : This is the first and sit at meat with thee. For great commandment. And the whosoever exalteth himself, second is like unto it, Thou shall be abased : and he that shalt love thy neighbour as humbleth himself, shall be thyself. On these two comexalted.
mandments hang all the law