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the flesh. For the flesh lusteth
The fifteenth Sunday after against the Spirit, and the Spirit
Trinity. against the flesh; and these are
The Collect. contrary the one to the other
and such like : of the which led Yehow large a letter I have
ye would. But if ye be led by the perpetual mercy: And because the Spirit, ye are not under the law. frailty of man without thee cannot Now the works of the flesh are but fall, keep us ever by thy help manifest, which are these, Adulte- from all things hurtful, and lead us ry, fornication, uncleanness, lasci- to all things profitable to our salviousness, idolatry, witchcraft
, ha- vation, through Jesus Christ our tred, variance, emulations, wrath, Lord. Amen. strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. murders, drunkenness, revellings,
written unto you with mine you before, as I have also told you own hand. As many as desire to in time past, that they who do such make a fair show in the flesh, they things, shall not inherit the kingdom constrain you to be circumcised; of God. But the fruit of the Spirit only lest they should suffer perseis love, joy, peace, long-suffering, cution for the cross of Christ. For gentleness, goodness, faith, meek-neither they themselves who are ness, temperance: against such circumcised keep the law; but dethere is no law. And they that are sire to have you circumcised, that Christ's have crucified the flesh, they may glory in your flesh. But with the affections and lusts. God forbid that I should glory,
The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11. save in the cross of our Lord JeA
went to Jerusalem, that he crucified unto me, and I unto the passed through the midst of Sa-world. For in Christ Jesus neither maria and Galilee. And as he circumcision availeth any thing, entered into a certain village, there nor uncircumcision, but a new met him ten men that were lepers, creature. And as many as walk who stood afar off. And they lifted according to this rule, peace be on up their voices, and said, "Jesus, them, and mercy, and upon the IsMaster, have mercy on us. And rael of God. From henceforth let when he saw them, he said unto no man trouble me, for I bear in them, Go show yourselves unto the my body the marks of the Lord priests. And it came to pass, that, Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our as they went, they were cleansed. Lord Jesus Christ be with your And one of them, when he saw spirit. Amen. that he was healed, turned back, The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. and with a loud voice glorified God, O man can serve two masters: giving him thanks : and he was a and love the other; or else he will Samaritan. And Jesus answering hold to the one, and despise the said, Were there not ten cleansed? other. Ye cannot serve God and but where are the nine? There are mammon. Therefore I say
unto not found that returned to give you, Take no thought for your life, glory to God, save this stranger. what ye shall eat, or what ye shall And he said unto him, Arise, go drink; nor yet for your body, what thy way: thy faith hath made thee ye shall put on. 'Is not the life whole.
more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the to be strengthened with might by air: for they sow not, neither do his Spirit in the inner man; that they reap, nor gather into barns; Christ may dwell in your hearts by yet your heavenly Father feedeth faith; that ye, being rooted and them. Are ye not much better grounded in love, may be able to than they? Which of you, by taking comprehend, with all saints, what thought, can add one cubit unto his is the breadth, and length,and depth, stature ? And why take ye thought and height; and to know the love for raiment ? Consider the lilies of of Christ, which passeth knowthe field, how they grow: they toil ledge, that ye might be filled with all not, neither do they spin ; and yet the fulness of God. Now unto him I say unto you, that even Solomon that is able to do exceeding abunin all his glory was not arrayed like dantly above all that we ask or one of these. Wherefore if God think, according to the power that so clothe the grass of the field, which worketh in us, unto him be glory to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into in the Church, by Christ Jesus, the oven; shall he not much more throughout all ages, world withclothe you, O ye of little faith?sout end. Amen. Therefore take no thought, saying, The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. we drink? or, Wherewithat shall A D it came to pass the day af
ter, that Jesus went into a city we be clothed ? (for after all these called Nain; and many of his discithings do the Gentiles seek :) for ples went with him, and much your heavenly Father knoweth that people. Now, when he came nigh ye have need of all these things, to the gate of the city, behold, there But seek ye first the kingdom of was a dead man carried out, the onGod, and his righteousness, and all ly son of his mother, and she was a these things shall be added unto you. widow: and much people of the Take therefore no thought for the city was with her. And when the morrow; for the morrow shall take Lord saw her, he had compassion thought for the things of itself: suffi- on her, and said unto her, Weepnot. cient unto the day is the evil thereof. And he came and touched the bier, The sixteenth Sunday after
(and they that bare him stood still)
and he said, Young man, I say unto Trinity.
thee, Arise. And he that was dead The Collect.
sat up, and began to speak: and he O
LORD, we beseech thee, let delivered him to his mother. And
thy continual pity cleanse and there came a fear on all: and they defend thy Church; and because it glorified God, saying, that a great cannot continue in safety without Prophet is risen up among us; and, thy succour, preserve it evermore that God hath visited his people. by thy help and goodness, through And this rumour of him went forth Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
throughout all Judea, and throughThe Epistle. Ephes. m. 13.
out all the region round about. I
DESIRE that ve faint not at
my tribulations for you, which The seventeenth Sunday after is your glory. For this cause I bow
Trinity. my knees unto the Father of our
The Collect. Lorde Jesus Christ, pof whome the LORD we pray there that teny is named, that he would grant you, and follow us; and make us conaccording to the riches of his glory, tinually to be given to all good
works, through Jesus Christ our up higher : then shalt thou have Lord. Amen.
worship in the presence of them The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. that sit at meat with thee. For THEREFORE, the prisoner whosoever exalteth himself, shall
of the Lord, beseech you that be abased: and he that humbleth ye walk worthy of the vocation himself, shall be exalted. wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long
The eighteenth Sunday after suffering, forbearing one another in
Trinity. love; endeavouring to keep the
The Collect. unity of the Spirit in the bond of LORD, we beseech
thee, grant peace. one Spirit, even as ye are called the temptations of the world, the in one hope of your calling; one flesh, and the devil; and with pure Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one hearts and minds to follow thee, God and Father of all,
who is above the only God, through Jesus Christ all, and through all, and in you all. our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 1. The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4.
your behalf, for the grace of chief Pharisees to eat bread, on God which is given you by Jesus the Sabbath-day, that they watch- Christ; that in every thing ye are ed him. And behold, there was a enriched by him, in all utterance, certain man before him, who had and in all knowledge; even as the the dropsy. And Jesus answering testimony of Christ was confirmed spake unto the lawyers and Pha- in you. So that ye come behind risees, saying, Is it lawful to heal in no gift; waiting for the coming on the Sabbath-day? And they of our Lord Jesus Christ, who held their peace. And he took shall also confirm you unto the him, and healed him, and let him end, that ye may be blameless in go; and answered them, saying, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Which of you shall have an ass or The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. an ox fallen into a pit,
HEN the Pharisees had straightway pull him out
heard that Jesus had put the Sabbath-day? And they could not Sadducees to silence, they were answer him again to these things. gathered together. Then one of And he put forth a parable to those them, who was a lawyer, asked who were bidden, when he mark- him a question, tempting him, and ed how they chose out the chief saying, Master, which is the great rooms; saying unto them, When commandment in the law ? Jesus thou art bidden of any man to a said unto him, Thou shalt love the wedding, sit not down in the high-Lord thy God with all thy heart, est room, lest a more honourable and with all thy soul, and with all man than thou be bidden of him; thy mind : This is the first and and he that bade thee and him great commandment. And the come and say to thee, Give this second is like unto it, Thou shalt man place; and thou begin with love thy neighbour as thyself. On shame to take the lowest room. these two commandments hang all But when thou art bidden, go and the law and the prophets. While sit down in the lowest room; that the Pharisees were gathered togewhen he that bade thee cometh, ther, Jesus asked them, saying, he may say unto thee, Friend, go What think ye of Christ? whose
son is he? They say unto him, give place to the devil. Let him The son of David. He saith unto that stole, steal no more; them, How then doth David in ther let him labour, working with spirit call him Lord, saying, The his hands the thing which is good, Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou that he may have to give to him that on my right hand, till I make thine needeth. Let no corrupt commuenemies thy footstool ? If David nication proceed out of your mouth, then call him Lord, how is he his but that which is good to the use son ? And no man was able to an- of edifying, that it may minister swer him a word, neither durst grace unto the hearers. And grieve any man, from that day forth, ask not the Holy Spirit of God, wherehim any more questions.
by ye are sealed unto the day of re
demption. Let all bitterness, and The nineteenth Sunday after wrath, and anger, and clamour, and Trinity.
evil-speaking, be put away from The Collect.
you, with all malice. And be ye kind GOD, forasmuch as with one to another, tender-hearted, forplease thee; mercifully grant that Christ's sake hath forgiven you. thy Holy Spirit may in all things The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. direct and rule our bearts, through Jassecentered
intoarships and The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17. own city. And behold, they brought TH THIS I say therefore, and testi- to him a man sick of the palsy, ly
fy in the Lord, that ye hence-ing on a bed. And Jesus, seeing forth walk not as other Gentiles their faith, said unto the sick of walk, in the vanity of their mind; the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, having the understanding darken- thy sins be forgiven thee. And ed, being alienated from the life of behold, certain of the scribes said God, through the ignorance that is within themselves, This man blasin them, because of the blindness of phemeth. And Jesus, knowing their heart : who, being past feel- their thoughts, said, Wherefore ing, have given themselves over think ye evil in your hearts? For unto lasciviousness, to work all whether is easier to say, Thy sins uncleanness with greediness. But be forgiven thee? or to say, Arise, ye have not so learned Christ; if and walk? But that ye may know so be that ye have heard him, and that the Son of man hath power have been taught by him, as the on earth to forgive sins, (then saith truth is in Jesus: That ye put off, he to the sick of the palsy) Arise, concerning the former conversa- take up thy bed, and go unto thine tion, the old man, which is cor- house. And he arose, and departrupt according to the deceitful ed to his house. But when the lusts; and be renewed in the spi- multitude saw it, they marvelled, rit of your mind: and that ye put and glorified God, who had given on the new man, which after God such power unto men. is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away
The twentieth Sunday after lying, speak every man truth with
Trinity. his neighbour : for we are mem
The Collect. bers one of another. Be ye angry: Our God, of thy bountiful and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither goodness keep us, we beseech
thee, from all things that may hurt those servants went out into the us; that we, being ready both in highways, and gathered together body and soul, may cheerfully ac- all, as many as they found, both complish those things which thou bad and good : and the wedding commandest, through Jesus Christ was furnished with guests. And our Lord. Amen.
when the king came in to see the The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. guests, he saw there a man who
spectly, not as fools, but as And he saith unto him, Friend, wise, redeeming the time, because how camest thou in hither, not the days are evil. Wherefore be having a wedding garment ? And ye not unwise, but understanding he was speechless. Then said the what the will of the Lord is. And king to the servants, Bind him be not drunk with wine, wherein hand and foot, and take him away, is excess; but be filled with the and cast him into outer darkness : Spirit: speaking to yourselves in there shall be weeping and gnashpsalms and hymns and spiritual ing of teeth. . For many are callsongs, singing and making melody ed, but few are chosen. in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto
The twenty-first Sunday after God and the Father, in the name
Trinity. of our Lord Jesus Christ ; sub
The Collect. mitting yourselves one to another G Riful Lord, to thy faithful peo
RANT, we beseech thee,merin the fear of God. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1. ple, pardon and peace; that they ESUS said, The kingdom of may be cleansed from all their sins,
heaven is like unto a certain and serve thee with a quiet mind, king, who made a marriage for his through Jesus Christ our Lord. son; and sent forth his servants to Amen. call them that were bidden to the The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. wedding would
Y brethren, be strong in the Again, he sent forth other
of servants, saying, Tell tuem who his might. Put on the whole arare bidden, Behold, I have pre- mour of God, that ye may be able pared my dinner: my oxen and to stand against the wiles of the my fatlings are killed, and all devil. For we wrestle not against things are ready: come unto the flesh and blood, but against prinmarriage. But they made light of cipalities, against powers, against it, and went their ways, one to his the rulers of the darkness of this farm, another to his merchandise : world, against spiritual wickedand the remnant took his servants, ness in high places. Wherefore and entreated them spitefully, and take unto you the whole armour slew them. But when the king of God, that ye may be able to heard thereof, he was wroth : and withstand in the evil day, and havhe sent forth his armies, and de- ing done all, to stand. Stand therestroyed those murderers, and burnt fore, having your loins girt about up their city. Then saith he to his with truth; and having on the servants, The wedding is ready, breast-plate of righteousness; and but they who were bidden were your feet shod with the preparanot worthy. Go ye therefore into tion of the gospel of peace; above the highways, and as many as ye all, taking the shield of faith, whereshall find, bid to the marriage. So with ye shall be able to quench all