Imágenes de páginas

The Ehistle. Rom. vi. 19.

SPEAK after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh : for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness, unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had yethenin those things, whereof ye are now ashamed : for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, though Jesus Christ our Lord.

[ocr errors]

N those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat; and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness : And he asked them, How many loves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground; and

he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them ; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed, and commanded to setthem alsobefore them: So they did eat, and were filled; and they took up of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them away.

The Eighth Sunday after
The Collect.

O GOD, whose never-sail

ing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; we humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us, through Jesus Christour Lord. Mmen,

The Eftistle. Rom. viii. 12.

RETHREN, we are debtors

not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die ; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our

spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ : if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The Goshel. St. Matt. vii. 15.

EWARE of false prophets which come to you in sheeps cloathing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles : Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit : neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father, who is in heaven.

The Winth Sunday qfter Trinity.

The Collect.

RANT to us Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and always do such things as are right; that we who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mmen.

The Eftistle. 1 Cor. x. 1.

RETHREN, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our Fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea ; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud, and in the sea ; and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink; (for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them ; and that Rock was Christ.) But with many of them God was not well pleased : for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolators, as were some of them: as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neitker let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation

taken you, but such as is com.

mon to man : but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the tempta. tion also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it,

The Gosfiel. St. Luke xvi. i. Joops.

There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee 2 Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first. How much owest thoutinto my lord? And he said, an hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ? And he said, An hundred mea. sures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust steward. because he had done wisely; for the children of this world

than the children of light. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations,

The Tenth Sunday after

The Collect.

ET thy merciful ears, O

Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Eftistle. 1. Cor. xii. 1.

(NONCERNING spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed; and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God who worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man

are in their generation wiser

to profit withal, For to one is

given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

The Gosfiel. St. Luke xix. 41.

ND when he was come near, he beheki the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou. at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace : but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knowest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, it is written,

The Eleventh Sunday after
The Collect.

GOD, who declarest thy Almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity ; mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Eftistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1. RETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures; and that he was seen of Cephas; then of the twelve : After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once ; of whom the greater part remain unto this present; but some are fallen, asleep. After that he was seen of James; then of all. the Apostles ; and last of all he was seen of me also, as of

My house is the house of one born out of due time. For

prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. And he

| am the least of the Apostles,

that am not meet to be called

taught daily in the temple. an Apostle, because I perse

[ocr errors]

cuted the Church of God. But, by the grace of God, I am what I am ; and his grace, which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore, whether it were I, or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

The Gosfiel, St. Luke xviii. 9.

J. spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican : I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyesunto heaven,but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.

The Twelfth Sunday after
The Collect.

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to

pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve : pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. .Amen.

The Eftistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4.

UCH trust have we through

Christ to God-ward : Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. Who also hath made us able 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, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

The Gosfiel. St. Mark. vii. 31.

ESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee,

through the midst of the coasts

« AnteriorContinuar »