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The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. eth through dry places, seekJESUS was casting out a de- ing rest ; and finding none, he
vil, and it was dumb. And saith, I will return unto my it came to pass, when the devil house whence I came out. And was gone out, the dumb spake; when he cometh, he findeth it and the people wondered. But swept and garnished. Then gosome of them said, He castetheth he and taketh to him seven out devils through Beelzebub, other spirits more wicked than the chief of the devils. And himself, and they enter in, and others, tempting him, sought of dwell there; and the last state him a sign from heaven. But of that man is worse than the he, knowing their thoughts, said first. And it came to pass, as unto them, Every kingdom di- he spake these things, a certain vided against itself is brought woman of the company
lift to desolation; and a house di- her voice, and said unto him, vided against a house falleth. Blessed is the womb that bare If Satan also be divided against thee, and the paps which thou himself, how shall his kingdom hast sucked. But he said, Yea stand ? because ye say, that I rather, blessed are they that cast out devils through Beel- hear the Word of God, and zebub. And if I by Beelzebub keep it. cast out devils, by whom do
The fourth Sunday in Lent. your sons cast them out ? therefore shall they be your judges.
The Collect. But if I with the finger of God
of God G
RANT, we beseech thee, cast out devils, no doubt the
Almighty God, that we, kingdom of God is come upon
who for our evil deeds do woryou. When a strong man armed thily deserve to be punished, by keepeth his palace, his goods the comfort of thy grace may are in peace; but when a stron- mercifully be relieved; through ger than he shall come upon
our Lord and Saviour Jesus him, and overcome him, he tak- Christ. Amen. eth from him all his armour The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21. wherein he trusted, and divid
NELL me, ye that desire to eth his spoils. He that is not
be under the law, do ye with me is against me: and he not hear the law ? For it is that gathereth not with me scat- written, that Abraham had two tereth. When the unclean spirit sons, the one by a bond-maid, is gone out of a man, he walk- | the other by a free-woman. But
he who was of the bond-woman | them that were diseased. And was born after the flesh; but he Jesus went up into a mountain, of the free-woman was by pro- and there he sat with his discimise. Which things are an al- ples. And the Passover, a feast legory: for these are the two of the Jews, was nigh. When covenants ; the one from the Jesus then lift up his eyes, and mount Sinai, which gendereth saw a great company come unto bondage, which is Agar. For to him, he saith unto Philip, this Agar is mount Sinai in Ara- Whence shall we buy bread, bia, and answereth to Jerusalem that these may eat? (And this he which now is, and is in bond- said to prove him; for he him
with her children. But Je- self knew what he would do.) rusalem which is above is free; Philip answered him, Two hunwhich is the mother of us all. dred peny-worth of bread is not For it is written, Rejoice, thou sufficient for them, that every barren that bearest not; break one of them may take a little. forth and cry, thou that travail. One of his disciples, Andrew, est not: for the desolate hath Simon Peter's brother, saith unmany more children than she to him, There is a lad here, which hath an husband. Now which hath five barley-loaves, we, brethren, as Isaac was, are and two small fishes : but what the children of promise. But as are they among so many ? And then he that was born after the Jesus said, Make the men sit flesh persecuted him that was down. Now there was much born after the Spirit; even so grass in the place. So the men it is now. Nevertheless, what sat down, in number about five saith the Scripture ? Cast out the thousand. And Jesus took the bond-woman and her son; for loaves, and when he had given the son of the bond-woman shall thanks he distributed to the disnot be heir with the son of the ciples, and the disciples to them free-woman. So then, brethren, that were set down; and likewe are not children of the bond- wise of the fishes as much as woman, but of the free.
they would. When they were The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. filled, he said unto his disciples, JE
ESUS went over the sea of Gather up the fragments that
Galilee, which is the sea of remain, that nothing be lost. Tiberias. And a great multi- Therefore they gathered them tude followed him, because they together, and filled twelve bassaw his miracles which he did on kets with the fragments of the
five barley-loaves, which remain- | ator of the new testament, that ed over and above unto them by means of death, for the rethat had eaten. Then those men, demption of the transgressions when they had seen the miracle that were under the first testhat Jesus did, said, This is oftament, they which are called a truth that Prophet that should might receive the promise of ecome into the world.
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. The fifth Sunday in Lent.
, The Collect.
convinceth me of sin ? and
ye God, mercifully to look not believe me? He that is of upon thy people; that by thy God heareth God's words ; ye great goodness they may be go therefore hear them not, because verned and preserved evermore, ye are not of God. Then anboth in body and soul; through swered the Jews, and said unto Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
him, Say we not well, that thou The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. art a Samaritan, and hast a deHRIST being come vil ? Jesus answered, I have not
High Priest of good things a devil; but I honour my Fato come, by a greater and more ther, and ye do dishonour me. perfect tabernacle, not made with And I seek not mine own glory; hands; that is to say, not of there is one that seeketh and this building; neither by the judgeth. Verily, verily, I say blood of goats and calves; but unto you, If a man keep my by his own blood he entered in saying, he shall never see death. once into the holy place, having Then said the Jews unto him, obtained eternal redemption for Now we know that thou hast
For if the blood of bulls a devil: Abraham is dead, and and of goats, and the ashes of the prophets; and thou sayest, an heifer sprinkling the unclean, If a man keep my saying, he sanctifieth to the purifying of shall never taste of death. Art the flesh; how much more shall thou greater than our father Athe blood of Christ, who, through braham, which is dead ? and the the eternal Spirit, offered him- prophets are dead: whom makself without spot to God, purge est thou thyself? Jesus answeryour conscience from dead works ed, If I honour myself, my hoto serve the living God? And nour is nothing; it is my Fafor this cause he is the Medi- ther that honoureth of whom
ye say, that he is your God: yet to be equal with God; but made ye have not known him; but I himself of no reputation, and know him: and if I should say, took upon him the form of a serI know him not, I shall be avant, and was made in the likeliar like unto you; but I know ness of men : and being found him, and keep his saying. Your in fashion as a man, he humbled father Abraham rejoiced to see himself, and became obedient my day, and he saw it, and was unto death, even the death of the glad. Then said the Jews unto cross. Wherefore God also hath him, Thou art not yet fifty years highly exalted him, and given old, and hast thou seen Abra- him a Name which is above ham ? Jesus said unto them, Ve- every name; that at the Name rily, verily, I say unto you, be- of Jesus every knee should bow, fore Abraham was, I am. Then of things in heaven, and things took they up stones to cast at in earth, and things under the him: but Jesus hid himself, and earth; and that every tongue went out of the temple.
should confess that Jesus Christ The Sunday next before Easter.
is Lord, to the glory of God the
The Gospel. St. Matth. xxvii. 1.
HEN the morning was
come, all the chief priests der love towards mankind, hast and elders of the people took sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus counsel against Jesus, to put Christ, to take upon him our him to death. And when they flesh, and to suffer death upon had bound him, they led him the cross, that all mankind should
away, and delivered him to Ponfollow the example of his great tius Pilate the governour. Then humility ; Mercifully grant, that Judas who had betrayed him, we may both follow the exam- when he saw that he was conple of his patience, and also be demned, repented himself, and made partakers of his resurrec- brought again the thirty pieces tion; through the same Jesus of silver to the chief priests and Christ our Lord. Amen.
elders, saying, I have sinned, The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. in that I have betrayed the inLI
ET this mind be in you, nocent blood. And they said,
which was also in Christ What is that to us? see thou Jesus : who, being in the form to that. And he cast down the of God, thought it not robbery | pieces of silver in the temple,
ing God, who, of thy ten W
and departed, and went and gether, Pilate said unto them, hanged himself. And the chief Whom will ye that I release priests took the silver pieces, and unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus said, It is not lawful for to put which is called Christ ? For he them into the treasury, because knew that for envy they had it is the price of blood. And delivered him. When he was they took counsel, and bought set down on the judgement-seat, with them the potter's field, to his wife sent unto him, saying, bury strangers in. Wherefore Have thou nothing to do with that field was called, The field that just man: for I have suffered of blood, unto this day. (Then many things this day in a dream was fulfilled that which was spo- because of him. But the chief ken by Jeremy the prophet, say- priests and elders persuaded the ing, And they took the thirty multitude that they should ask pieces of silver, the price of him Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. that was valued, whom they of The governour answered and the children of Israel did value, said unto them, Whether of the and gave them for the potter's twain will ye that I release unto field, as the Lord appointed me.) | you? They said, Barabbas. PiAnd Jesus stood before the go- late saith unto them, What shall vernour; and the governour ask- I do then with Jesus, which is ed him, saying, Art thou the called Christ? They all say unKing of the Jews ? And Jesus to him, Let him be crucified. said unto him, Thou sayest. And the governour said, Why, And when he was accused of what evil hath he done? But the chief priests and elders, he they cried out the more, saying, answered nothing. Then saith Let him be crucified. When PiPilate unto him, Hearest thou late saw that he could prevail not how many things they wit- nothing, but that rather a tuness against thee? And he an- mult was made, he took water, swered him to never a word, in- and washed his hands before the somuch that the governour mar- multitude, saying, I am innocent velled greatly. Now at that of the blood of this just person : feast the governour was wont see ye to it. Then answered all to release unto the people a pri- the people, and said, His blood soner, whom they would. And be on us, and on our children. they had then a notable prison- Then released he Barabbas unto er, called Barabbas. Therefore them : and when he had scourgwhen they were gathered to ed Jesus he delivered him to be