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having an hundred sheep, if he upon us thy mercy; that, thou lose one of them, doth not leave being our ruler and guide, we the ninety and nine in the wil may so pass through things temderness, and go after that which poral, that we finally lose not the is lost, until he find it? And things eternal: Grant this, O heawhen he hath found it, he layeth venly Father, for Jesus Christ's it on his shoulders, rejoicing. sake our Lord. Amen. And when he cometh home, he
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, I Reckon that the sufferings of Rejoice with for I have found my sheep which was lost.
thy to be compared with the gloI say unto you, That likewise ry which shall be revealed in us.
For the earnest expectation of joy shall be in heaven over one
the creature waiteth for the masinner that repenteth, more than nifestation of the sons of God. over ninety and nine just per- For the creature was made subsons, which need no repentance. ject to vanity, not willingly, but Either what woman having ten by reason of him who hath subpieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, the creature itself also shall be
jected the same in hope : because and sweep the house, and seek
delivered from the bondage of diligently till she find it? And corruption, into the glorious liwhen she hath found it, she call. berty of the children of God. eth her friends and her neigh- For we know that the whole crebours together, saying, Rejoice ation groaneth, and travaileth in with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost. Like pain together until now. And wise, I
not only they, but ourselves also,
There is say unto you,
which have the first-fruits of the joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that within ourselves, waiting for the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan repenteth.
adoption, to wit, the redemption The fourth Sunday after
of our body.
The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36.
E ye therefore merciful, as O God, the protector of all your Father also is mercithat trust in thee, without ful. Judge not, and
shall not whom nothing is strong, nothing be judged: condemn not, and ye is holy; Increase and multiply shall not be condemned : forgive,
shall be forgiven: give, The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. iii. 8. and it shall be given unto you; BE ye all of one mind, hav
down shaken together, and running other, love as brethren, be pitiful, over, shall men give into your be courteous ; not rendering evil bosom. For with the same mea- for evil, or railing for railing ;
ye mete withal, it shall but contrariwise blessing; knowbe measured to you again. And ing that ye are thereunto called, he spake a parable unto them, that ye should inherit a blessing. Can the blind lead the blind ? For he that will love life, and shall they not both fall into the see good days, let him refrain his ditch ? The disciple is not above tongue from evil, and his lips his master; but every one that that they speak no guile : let him is perfect shall be as his master. eschew evil, and do good; let And why beholdest thou the him seek peace, and ensue it. mote that is in thy brother's eye, For the eyes of the Lord are but perceivest not the beam that over the righteous, and his ears is in thine own eye? Either how are open unto their prayers: but canst thou say to thy brother, the face of the Lord is against Brother, let me pull out the mote them that do evil. And who is that is in thine eye, when thou he that will harm you,
be thyself beholdest not the beam followers of that which is good ? that is in thine own eye? Thou But and if ye suffer for righthypocrite, cast out first the beam eousness' sake, happy are ye: out of thine own eye, and then and be not afraid of their terror, shalt thou see clearly to pull out neither be troubled; but sanctify the mote that is in thy brother's the Lord God in your hearts. eye.
The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1. The fifth Sunday after Trinity. IT
T came to pass, that as the
people pressed upon him to The Collect.
hear the Word of God, he stood RANT, O Lord, we be- by the lake of Gennesareth, and
seech thee, that the course saw two ships standing by the of this world may be so peace- lake; but the fishermen were ably ordered by thy governance, gone out of them, and were that thy Church may joyfully washing their nets. And he enserve thee in all godly quietness; tered into one of the ships, which through Jesus Christ our Lord. was Simon's, and prayed him Amen.
that he would thrust out a little
from the land : and he sat down, / good things as pass man's underand taught the people out of the standing; Pour into our hearts ship. Now when he had left such love toward thee, that we, speaking, he said unto Simon, loving thee above all things, may Launch out into the deep, and obtain thy promises, which exlet down your nets for a draught. ceed all that we can desire; And Simon answering said unto through Jesus Christ our Lord. him, Master, we have tailed all Amen. the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless, at thy word
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3. I will let down the net. And NOW ye not, that so many when they had this done, they in- of us as were baptized into closed a great multitude of fishes, Jesus Christ were baptized into and their net brake. And they his death? Therefore we are beckoned unto their partners buried with him by baptism into which were in the other ship, death; that like as Christ was that they should come and help raised up from the dead by the them. And they came, and filled glory of the Father, even so we both the ships, so that they began also should walk in newness of to sink. When Simon Peter saw life. For if we have been plantit, he fell down at Jesus' knees, ed together in the likeness of saying, Depart from me, for I am his death, we shall be also in a sinful man, O Lord. For he the likeness of his resurrection : was astonished, and all that were knowing this, that our old man with him, at the draught of the is crucified with him, that the fishes which they had taken ; | body of sin might be destroyed, and so was also James, and John, that henceforth we should not the sons of Zebedee, which were serve sin. For he that is dead is partners with Simon. And Jesus freed from sin. Now if we be said unto Simon, Fear not, from dead with Christ, we believe that henceforth thou shalt catch men. we shall also live with him ; And when they had brought knowing that Christ being raised their ships to land, they forsook from the dead dieth no more; all, and followed him.
death hath no more dominion
over him. For in that he died, The sixth Sunday after Trinity. he died unto sin once; but in The Collect.
that he liveth, he liveth unto O God, who hast prepared for God. Likewise reckon ye also
them that love thee such | yourselves to be dead indeed
unto sin, but alive unto God | The seventh Sunday after through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I might, who art the author shall exceed the righteousness of and giver of all good things; the Scribes and Pharisees, ye Graft in our hearts the love of shall in no case enter into the
thy Name, increase in us true Kingdom of heaven. Ye have
religion, nourish us with all goodheard that it was said by themness, and of thy great mercy of old time, Thou shalt not kill : keep us in the same: through and whosoever shall kill, shall be Jesus Christ our
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. in danger of the judgement. But
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19. I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother with
I Speak after the manner of out a cause shall be in danger of
I men, because of the infirmity the judgement : and whosoever
of your flesh: for as ye have shall say to his brother, Raca,
yielded your members servants shall be in danger of the council:
to uncleanness, and to iniquity, but whosoever shall say, Thou
unto iniquity; even so now yield fool, shall be in danger of hell
your members servants to righfire. Therefore if thou bring thy
teousness, unto holiness. For
when ye were the servants of gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath
sin, ye were free from righteousought against thee; leave there
ness. What fruit had ye then in thy gift before the altar, and go
those things whereof ye are now thy way, first be reconciled to
ashamed ? for the end of those
things is death. But now being thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine
made free from sin, and become adversary quickly, whiles thou
servants to God, ye have your art in the way with him ; lest at
fruit unto holiness, and the end any time the adversary deliver
everlasting life. For the wages thee to the judge, and the judge
of sin is death: but the gift of deliver thee to the officer, and
God is eternal life, through Jethou be cast into prison. Verily
sus Christ our Lord. I say unto thee, Thou shalt by The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. no means come out thence, till IN those days the multitude thou hast paid the uttermost far- 1 being very great, and having thing.
nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith un- / be profitable for us, through Jeto them, I have compassion on sus Christ our Lord. Amen. the multitude, because they have The Epistle. Rom. viii. 12. now been with me three days, PRETHREN, we are debtand have nothing to eat: and if D ors, not to the flesh, to live I send them away fasting to after the flesh. For if ye live their own houses, they will faint after the flesh, ye shall die ; but by the way; for divers of them if ye through the Spirit do morcame from far. And his disci- tify the deeds of the body, ye ples answered him, From whence shall live. For as many as are can a man satisfy these men with led by the Spirit of God, they bread here in the wilderness ? are the sons of God. For ye And he asked them, How many have not received the spirit of loaves have ye? And they said, bondage again to fear ; but ye Seven. And he commanded the have received the spirit of adoppeople to sit down on the ground. tion, whereby we cry, Abba, And he took the seven loaves, Father. The Spirit itself bearand gave thanks, and brake, and eth witness with our spirit, that gave to his disciples to set before we are the children of God: them; and they did set them be- and if children, then heirs ; heirs fore the people. And they had of God, and joint-heirs with a few small fishes; and he bless- Christ: if so be that we suffer ed, and commanded to set them with him, that we may be also also before them. So they did glorified together. eat, and were filled : and they The Gospel. St. Matth. vii. 15. took up of the broken meat that DEWARE of false prophets, was left seven baskets. And D which come to you in sheep's they that had eaten were about clothing, but inwardly they are four thousand. And he sent ravening wolves. Ye shall know them away.
them by their fruits : do men
gather grapes of thorns, or figs The eighth Sunday after Trinity.
of thistles ? Even so every good The Collect.
tree bringeth forth good fruit; n God, whose never-failing but a corrupt tree bringeth forth
providence ordereth all evil fruit. A good tree cannot things both in heaven and earth ; bring forth evil fruit; neither We humbly beseech thee to put can a corrupt tree bring forth away from us all hurtful things, good fruit. Every tree that and to give us those things which bringeth not forth good fruit is