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kingdom of God. Nicodems weakness of our mortal nature said unto him, How can a man we can do no good thing with be born wben he is old ? can he out thee, grant us the help of thy enter the second time into his grace, that in keeping thy com. mother's womb, and be born ? mandments we may please thee, Jesns answered, Verily, verily, both in will and deed, through I say unto thee, except a man be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. born of water, and of the Spirit, The Epistle. 1 John, iv. 7. he cannot enter into the kingdom BELOVED, let us love one an. of God. That which is born of other: for love is of God, and the flesh, is flesh; and that which every one that loveth is born of is born of the Spirit, is spirit. God, and knoweth God. He that Marvel not that I said unto thee, loveth not, knoweth not God; for ye must be born again. The God is love. In this was manifestwind bloweth where it listeth, and ed the love of God towards us, bethou hearest the sound thereof, cause that God sent bis only bebut canst not teil whence it com-gotten Son into the world, that we eth, and whither it goeth; so is might live through him. Herein every one that is born of the is love, not that we loved God, Spirit. Nicodemus answered and but that he loved us, and sent

said unto him, How can these his Son to be the propitiation for - things be ? Jesus answered and our sins. Beloved, if God so loved said unto him, Art thou a master us, we ought also to love one anof Israel, and knowest not these other. No man hath seer: God things ? Verily, verily, I say unto at any time. If we love one anthee, we speak that we do know, other, God dwelleth in us, and and testify that we have seen; his love is perfected in us. Hereand ye receive not our witness. by know we that we dwell in him, If I have told you earthly things, and he in us; because he hath and ye believe not; how shall ye given us of his Spirit. And we believe, if I tell you of heavenly have seen and do testify, that things ? And no man hath as- the Father sent the Son to be the cended up to heaven, but he that Saviour of the world. Whosoever dáme down from heaven, even shall confess that Jesus is the Son the Son of man, who is in heaven. of God, God dwelleth in him, And as Moses lifted up the ser- and he in God. And we bave pent in the wilderness, even so known and believed the love that must the Son of man be lifted God hath to us. God is love ; and up; that whosoever believeth in he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth him should not perish, but have in God, and God in him. Hereeternal life.

in is our love made perfect, that

we may have boldness in the day The first Sunday after Trinity. lof judgment: because as he is, The Collect.

so are we in this world. There is God, the strength of all no fear in love; but perfect love

those who put their trust in casteth out fear ; because fear thee, mercifully accept our pray. Thath torment: He that feareth, is en; and because, through the not made perfect in love. We

love him because he first loved us. may testify unto them, lest they If a map say, I love God, and ha- also come into this place of topteth his brother, he is a liar: for he ment. Abraham saith unto him, that loveth not bis brother, whom They have Moses and the Prohe hath seen, how can he love phets ; let them hear them. And God, whom he hath not seen ? he said. Nay, father Abraham; And this commandment have we but if one went unto them from from him, that he who loveth the dead, they will repent. And God, love his brother also. he said unto him, If they hear not

The Gospel. St. Luke, xvi. 19. Moses and the Prophets, neither THERE was a certain rich man, will they be persuaded, though

who was clothed in purple one rose from the dead. and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was The second Sunday after Trinity. a certain beggar, named Lazarus,

The Collect. who was laid at his gate, full of O Lord, who never failest to sores; and desiring to be fed help and govern those whom with the crumbs which fell from thou dost bring up in thy steadfast the rich man's table: moreover, fear and love; keepus, we beseech the dogs came and licked his sores. thee, under the protection of thy And it came to pass that the beg- good providence, and make us to gar died, and was carried by the have a perpetual fear and love of angels into Abraham's bosom : thy holy name, through Jesus the rich man also died, and was Christ our Lord. Amen. buried : and in hell he lifted up! The Epislle. 1 Joun, iii. 13. his eyes, being in torments, and M ARVEL not, my brethren, seeth Abraham afar off, and La-ave if the world hate you. We zarus in his bosom. And he cried, know that we have passed from and said, Father Abraham, have death unto life, because we love mercy on me, and send Lazarus, the brethren. He that loveth not that he may dip the tip of his fin- his brother, abideth in death. ger in water, and cool my tongue; Whosoever hateth his brother, for I am tormented in this flame. is a murderer: and ye know that But Abraham said, Son, remem- no murderer hath eternal life ber that thou in thy life-time re- abiding in him. Herehy perceive ceivedst thy good things, and like. we the love of God, because he wise Lazarus evilthings; but now laid down his life for us : and we he is comforted, and thou art tor- ought to lay down our lives for mented. And besides all this, the brethren. But whoso hath between us and you there is a this world's good, and seeth his great gulph fixed: so that they brother have need, and shutteth who would pass from bence to up his bowels of compassion from you cannot; neither can they pass him; how dwelleth the love of to as that would come from thence. God in him ? My little children, Then he said, I pray thee there- let us not love in word, neither in fore, father, that thou wouldest tongue : but in deed, and in truth. send him to my father's house. And béreby we know that we are for I have fire brethren : that he of the trutb, and shall assure onr

hearts before him. For if our ways and hedges, and conspel heart condemn us, God is great-them to come in, that my house er than our heart, and knoweth may be filled : for I say unto you, all things. Beloved, if our heart that none of those men which condemn us not, then have we were bidden shall taste of my confidence towards God. And supper. whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his com- The third Sunday after Trinity. mandments, and do those things

The Collect. that are pleasing in his sight. And O Lord, we beseech thee merthis is his commandment, That cifully to hear us; and grant we should believe on the name of that we, to whom thou hast given his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an hearty desire to pray, may, another, as he gave us command-by thy mighty aid, be defended ment. And he that keepeth his and comforted in all dangers and commandments, dwelleth in him, adversities, through Jesus Christ and he in him: and hereby we our Lord. Amen. know that he abideth in us, by the The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, v. 5. Spirit which he hath given us. ALL of you be subject one to

The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 16. 11 another, and be clothed with A Certain man made a great humility: For God resisteth the A supper, and bade many; and proud, and giveth grace to the sent his servant at supper time, humble. Humble yourselves to say to them that were bidden, therefore under the mighty hand Come,for all things are now ready. of God, that he may exalt you in And they all with one consent be- due time: casting all your care gan to make excuse : The first upon him ; for he careth for you. said unto him, I have bought a Be sober, be vigilant; because piece of gronnd, and I must needs your adversary the devil, as a go and see it; I pray thee have roaring lion, walketh about, seekme excused : And another said, 1 ing whom he may devour: wbom have bought five yoke of oxen.Tresist. steadfast in the faith: knowand I go to prove them; I prayling that the same af thee have me excused : And an- accomplished in your brethren other said, I have married a wife, that are in the world. But the and therefore I cannot come. So God of all grace, who hath called that servant came, and showed bis rs unto his eternal glory by Christ lord these things. Then the mas- Jesus, after that ye have suffered ter of the house, being angry, a while, make you perfect, stasaid to his servant, Go out quickly blish, strengthen, settle you. To into the streets and lanes of the bim be glory and dominion for eity, and bring in hither the poor, lever, and ever. Amen. and the maimed, and the halt.! The Gospel. St. Luke, xv.1. and the blind. And the servant THEN drew near unto him all said, Lord, it is done as thou hast the publicans and sinners for commanded, and yet there is to hear him. And the Pharisees room. And the lord said unto and Scribes murmured, saying, the servant, Go out into the high- This man receiveth sinners, and

eateth with them. And he spakejworthy to be compared with the this parable unto them, saying, glory which shall be revealed in What man of you having an hun- us. For the earnest expectation dred sheep, if he lose one of them, of the creature waiteth for the doth not leave the ninety and manifestation of the sons of God. nine in the wilderness, and go af. For the creature was made subter that which is lost, until he find ject to vanity, pot willingly, but it? And when he hath found it, he by reason of him who hath sublayeth it on his shoulders, rejoic-Ijected the same in hope : because ing. And when he cometh home. Ithe creature itself also sbal be he calleth together bis friends and delivered from the bondage of neighbours, saying unto them, corruption, into the glorious liRejoice with me, for I have found berty of the children of God. For my sbeep which was lost. I say we know that the whole creation unto you, that likewise joy shall groaneth, and travaileth in pain be in heaven over one sinner that together until now: And not only repenteth, more than over ninety they, but ourselves also, wbich and nine just persons, which need have the first fruits of the Spirit, no repentance Either what wo-leven we ourselves groan within man having ten pieces of silver, ourselves, waiting for the adopif she lose one piece, doth not|tion, to wit, the redemption of light a candle, and sweep the four body. house, and seek diligently tilll The Gospel. St. Luke, vi. 36. she find it? And when she hathlm found it, she calleth her friends B,

LIRE ye therefore merciful, as and her neighbours together cave your Father also is merciful.

y Judge not, and ye shall not be ing, Rejoice with me, for I haveli..

judged: condemn not, and ye found the piece wbich I had lost.

shall not be condemned: forgive, Likewise, I say unto you, there lor is joy in the presence of the An- and it shall be given unto you;

and ye shall be forgiven: give, gels of God over one sinner that

good measure, pressed down, and repenteth.

shaken together, and running The fourth Sunday after Trinity. over, shall men give into your The Collect.

bosom. For with the same mea. God, the protector of all that sure that ye mete withal, it shall v trust in thee, without whom be measured to you again. And he nothing is strong, nothing is boly; spake a parable unto them: Can increase and multiply upon us the blind lead the blind ? shall they thy mercy; that thou being our not both fall into the ditch? The ruler and guide, we may so disciple is not above his master; pass through things temporal, but every one that is perfect shall that we finally lose not the things be as his master. And why beholdeternal : Grant this, O heavenly est thou the mote that is in thy Father, for Jesus Christ's sake brother's eye, but perceivest not our Lord. Amen.

the beam that is in thine own eye? The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. Either how canst thou say to thy 1 Reckon that the sufferings brother, Brother, let me pull out

of this present time are not the mote that is in thine eye

when thou thyself beholdest not ships standing by the lake ; but the beam that is in thine own the fishermen were gone out of eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out them, and were washing their first the beam out of thine own nets. And he entered into one eye, and then shalt thou see of the ships, which was Simon's, clearly to pull out the mote that and prayed him that he would is in thy brother's eye.

thrust out a little from the land :

and he sat down, and taught the The fifth Sunday after Trinity. people ont of the ship. Now The Collect.

when he had left speaking, he said CRANT, O Lord, we beseech unto Simon, Launch out into the

U tee, that the course of this deep, and let down your nets for world may be so peaceably or- a draught. And Simon answerdered by thy governance, that ing, said unto him, Master, we thy Church may joyfully serve have toiled all the night, and have thee in allgodly quietness, through taken nothing; nevertheless, at Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Ithy word I will let down the net.

The Epistle. 1. St. Peter, iji. 8. And when they had this done, BE ye all of one mind, having they enclosed a great multitude

compassion one of another; of fishes, and their net brake. And love as brethren, be pitiful, be they beckoned unto their partners courteous; not rendering evil for which were in the other ship, that evil, or railing for railing; but they should come and help them. contrariwise, blessing; knowing And they came, and filled both that ye are thereunto called, that the ships : so that they began to ye should inherit a blessing. For sink. When Simon Peter saw it, be that vill love life, and see good he fell down at Jesus' knees, say. days, let hiva refrain his tongue ing, Depart from me, for I am a from evil, and his lips that they sinful man, O Lord. For he was speak no guile: Let him eschew astonished, and all that were with evil. and do good; let hiin seek him, at the draught of the fishes peace, and ensue it: For the eyes which they had taken ; and so of the Lord are over the righteo was also James and John the sons ous, and his ears are open unto of Zebedee, which were partners their prayers: but the face of the with Simon. And Jesus said unto Lord is against them that do evil. Simon, Fear not; from bence. And who is he that will harm you, forth thou shalt catch men And if ye be followers of that which when they had brought their is good ? Bot and if ye suffer for ships to land, they forsvok all, righieousness sake, happy are ye: and followed him. and be not afraid of their terror, Keither be troubled; but sanctify! The sixth Sundny after Trinity. the Lord God in your hearts.

The Collect. The Gospel. St. Luke, v.1. God, who hast prepared for luame to pass, that as the peo- . those who love thee, such

ple pressed ipon him to hear good things as pass man's underthe word of God, he stood by the standing ; pour into our hearts lake of Gennesaret, and saw two such love towards thee, that we,

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