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IV. - FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
I'nilir. Ir. 4,0.- Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Re-
joice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord
is at hand.
. . 23
V.- CHRISTMAS DAY.
THE ANGEL'S TIDINGS.
Si Lik . 10, 11.–And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for
behold I bring you tidings of great joy; which shall be to all
people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord . . . . 30
VI. --SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.
THE VALUE OF LIFE.
Imarau XXXVIII. 18, 19.-The grave cannot praise Thee, death can-
not celebrate Thee : they that go down into the pit cannot hope
for Thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise Thee. 38
1 St. John 1. 3.-The Life was manifested and we have seen it.
CHRIST IN HIS YOUTH AN EXAMPLE TO THE YOUNG.
St. LUKE 11. 40.-And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
filled with wisdom, and tbe grace of God was with Him.. 56
IX.-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
OUR LORD AT THE MARRIAGE.
ST. John 11. 11.-—This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of
Galilee, and manifested forth His glory : and His disciples be-
lieved on Him.
X.-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
THE CENTURION AND HIS SERVANT.
ST, MATT. VII. 5, 6, 7.-And when Jesus was entered into Caper-
naum, there came unto Him a centurion beseeching Him, and
saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, griev-
ously tormented. . .
. . 71
XI.-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
CHRIST AT NAZARETH.
St. Matt. XII. 54–57.–And when He was come into His own
country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they
were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom,
and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is
not His mother called Mary? and His brethren James, and
Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not
all with us? Whence then hath this man these things ? And
they were offended in Him. . . . . 80
XII.--FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
THE EPISTLE OF THE DAY.
COLOSSIANS III. 17.–And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do
all in the name of the Lord Jesus.
GOD SEEN IN HIS WORKS.
Ps. viii. 3, 4-When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy
fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained:
what is man, that Thou art mindful of him ? and the son of
man, that Thou visitest him? .
. . . 96
MAN'S SHAMEFUL FALL.
GEN. III. 24-So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east
of the Garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which
turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. . 104
CAIN AND ABEL.
1 ST. JOHN III. 11, 12.-For this is the message that ye heard from
the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain,
who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And where-
fore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his
. . 112
XVI. FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT.
THE GOODNESS OF GOD. A MOTIVE TO REPEKTANCE.
Rom. II. 4.-Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and for-
bearance and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of
God leadeth thee to repentance ?
. . 121
XVII.—SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT.
THE LOST BLESSING.
HEB. XII. 17.–For ye know how that afterward when he would
have inherited the blessing, he was rejected : for he found no
place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. 130
XVIII.-THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT.
THE RETURN OF THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT.
· ST. LUKE XI. 24, 25, 26.— When the unclean spirit is gone out of a
man, he walketh through dry places seeking rest; and finding
none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
And when he cometh he findeth it swept and garnished. Then
goeth he and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than
himself; and they enter in and dwell there : and the last state
of that man is worse than the first. . . . 139
XIX.-FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT.
GEN. XLII. 21. And they said one to another, We are verily guilty
concerning our brother.
. . . . 147
XX.-FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT.
ST. PETER'S REPENTANCE
ST. MARK XIV. 72.-And when he thought thereon he wept.
XXI.-SUNDAY BEFORE EASTER.
THE PENITENT THIEF.
ST. LUKE XXIII. 42, 43.—And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember
me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto
him, Verily, I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with Me in
Paradise. . . . . . . . 165
1 Cor. 1. 23.-We preach Christ crucified. .
1 Cor. xv. 20.-But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become
the first fruits of them that slept.
XXIV. FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.
CHRIST SEEN ALIVE AFTER HIS PASSION..
St. John xx. 30, 31.—And many other sigus truly did Jesus in the
presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book-
but these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing, ye might have life
through His name.