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means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
The seventh Sunday after Trinity. The Collect.
might, who art the author and giver of all good things Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Romans vi. 19. 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 ye then in 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, through
The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. I N those days the multitude 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 wil. How many loaves have ye? And derness? And he asked them, they said, Seven. And he commanded the 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 tishes; and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and 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 Trinity. The Collect.
God, whose never-failing providence ordereth 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 be profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Romans viii. 12.
BRETHREN, 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
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 jointheirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
The Gospel. St. Matth. vii. 15.
BEWARE of false prophets,
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 idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither 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 common to man:
but God is faithful, who will
not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
The ninth Sunday after Trinity.
GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful; 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. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. x. 1. RETHREN, I would not rant, 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
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 1. unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man which had a steward; and the same was accused unto
goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the steward said
within himself, What shall I | Spirit of God calleth Jesus ac do? for my lord taketh away cursed; and that no man can from me the stewardship: I say that Jesus is the Lord, but cannot dig, to beg I am asham- by the Holy Ghost. Now there ed. I am resolved what to do, are diversities of gifts, but the that, when I am put out of the same Spirit. And there are difstewardship, they may receive ferences of administrations, but me into their houses. So he the same Lord. And there are called every one of his lord's diversities of operations, but it debtors unto him, and said unto is the same God, who worketh the first, How much owest thou all in all. But the manifestaunto my lord? And he said, An tion of the Spirit is given_to hundred measures of oil. And every man to profit withal. For he said unto him, Take thy bill, to one is given by the Spirit the and sit down quickly, and write word of wisdom; to another the fifty. Then said he to another, word of knowledge by the same And how much owest thou? Spirit; to another faith by the And he said, An hundred mea- same Spirit; to another the gifts sures of wheat. And he said of healing by the same Spirit; unto him, Take thy bill, and to another the working of miwrite fourscore. And the lord racles; to another prophecy; to commended the unjust steward, another discerning of spirits; to because he had done wisely: for another divers kinds of tongues; the children of this world are in to another the interpretation of their generation wiser than the tongues. But all these worketh children of light. And I say that one and the self-same Spiunto you, Make to yourselves rit, dividing to every man seve friends of the mammon of un- rally as he will. righteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations."
The tenth Sunday after Trinity.
LET thy merciful ears, O
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1. Co ONCERNING 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
The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41.
AND when he was
near, he beheld 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 now 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 knewest 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, My
house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.
The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.
God, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in shewing 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 Lard. Amen.
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 Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. JESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were rightcous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to the other a Publican. The Phapray; the one a Pharisee, and risee 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,
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1. RETHREN, I declare unpreached 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, un-ing, less 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: af ter 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 one born out of due time. For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which
sess. And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, say
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 Trinity.
ALMIGHTY 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 Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4.
maketh both the deaf to hear,
Christ to not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God." Who also hath made
The thirteenth Sunday after
us able ministers of the New
ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudkilleth, but the Spiri: givethable service; Grant, we beseech life. But if the ministration of thee, that we may so faithfully death written and engraven in serve thee in this life, that we stones was glorious, so that the fail not finally to attain thy children of Israel could not heavenly promises; through the stedfastly behold the face of merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Moses for the glory of his coun- Amen. tenance, 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 Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one; And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this 1 say, That the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the Law,
The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31.
the which was four hundred and coasts of Tyre and Sidon, thirty years after, cannot disancame unto the sea of Galilee, nul, that it should make the through the midst of the coasts promise of none effect. For if of Decapolis. And they bring the inheritance be of the Law, unto him one that was deaf, it is no more of promise; but and had an impediment in his God gave it to Abraham by speech; and they beseech him promise. Wherefore then serv to put his hand upon him. And eth the Law? It was added behe took him aside from the cause of transgressions, till the multitude, and put his fingers seed should come, to whom the into his ears, and he spit, and promise was made; and it was touched his tongue; and look-ordained by angels in the hand ing up to heaven, he sighed, of a mediator. Now a mediator and saith unto him, Ephphatha, is not a mediator of one; but that is, Be opened. And straight- God is one. Is the Law then way his ears were opened, and against the promises of God? the string of his tongue was God forbid for if there had loosed, and he spake plain. been a law given which could And he charged them that they have given life, verily righteousshould tell no man: but the ness should have been by the more he charged them, so much Law. But the Scripture hath the more a great deal they pub- concluded all under sin, that lished it; and were beyond the promise by faith of Jesus measure astonished, saying, He Christ might be given to them hath done all things well; he that believe.