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not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
wash thy face, that thou appear | by knowledge, by long-suffer ing, by kindness, by the holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. The Gospel. St. Matth. iv. 1. THEN was Jesus fed up of the Spirit into the wildersakeness, to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an-hungred. when the tempter came to him. he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he anMan shall not live by bread swered and said, It is written, alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and
The first Sunday in Lent.
Lord, who for our
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1.
WE then, as workers toge-setteth him on a pinnacle of the ther with him, beseech you also, that ye receive not the grace of God in vain; (for be saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation;) giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed; but in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; by pureness,
temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get | thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
The second Sunday in Lent.
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our Souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1.
WE beseech you, brethren,
and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk, and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication; that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not
God; that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter; because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you, and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xv. 21. JESUS went thence, and de
parted into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disci
ples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she But he ancrieth after us.
swered and said, I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, sayBut he ing, Lord, help me. answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's
table. Then Jesus answered and
said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
vided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say, that I cast out devils through Beelze bub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace; but when
let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolishtalking, nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks: for this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore par-stronger than he shall come takers with them: for ye were upon him, and overcome him, sometimes darkness, but now he taketh from him all his arare ye light in the Lord: walk mour wherein he trusted, and as children of light; (for the divideth his spoils. He that is fruit of the Spirit is in all good- not with me is against me: and ness, and righteousness, and he that gathereth not with me truth;) proving what is accept-scattereth. When the unclean able unto the Lord. And have spirit is gone out of a man, no fellowship with the unfruit- he walketh through dry places, ful works of darkness, but ra- seeking rest; and finding none, ther reprove them: for it is a he saith, I will return unto my shame even to speak of those house whence I came out. And things which are done of them when he cometh, he findeth it in secret. But all things that swept and garnished. Then goare reproved are made manifest eth he and taketh to him seven by the light: for whatsoever other spirits more wicked than doth make manifest is light. himself, and they enter in, and Wherefore he saith, Awake, dwell there; and the last state thou that sleepest, and arise of that man is worse than the from the dead, and Christ shall first. And it came to pass, as give thee light. he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lift up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.
The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. JESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But
The fourth Sunday in Lent.
GRANT we beseech thee,
her knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house di-thily deserve to be punished, by
the comfort of thy grace may | diseased. And Jesus went up mercifully be relieved; through into a mountain, and there he
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Epistle. Galatians iv. 21. TELL me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman. But he who was of the bond-woman was
sat with his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? (And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what he would do.) Philip answered born after the flesh; but he of him, Two hundred peny-worth of bread is not sufficient for the free-woman was by promise. Which things are an al- them, that every one of them legory: for these are the two may take a little. One of his Covenants; the one from the disciples, Andrew, Simon Pe ter's brother, saith unto him, mount Sinai, which gendereth There is a lad here, which hath to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in small fishes: but what are they five barley-loaves, and Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in among so many? And Jesus bondage with her children. But said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in Jerusalem which is above is the place. So the men sat free; which is the mother of us down, in number about five all. For it is written, Rejoice, thousand. And Jesus took the thou barren that bearest not; loaves, and when he had given break forth and cry, thou that thanks he distributed to the travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and she which hath an husband. likewise of the fishes as much Now we, brethren, as Isaac as they would. When they were was, are the children of pro- filled, he said unto his disciples, mise. But as then he that was Gather up the fragments that born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the remain, that nothing be lost. Spirit; even so it is now. Ne-Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskvertheless, what saith the Scrip- ets with the fragments of the ture? Cast out the bond-woman five barley-loaves, which reand her son; for the son of themained over and above unto bond-woman shall not be heir them that had eaten. Then with the son of the free-woman. those men, when they had seen So then, brethren, we are not the miracle that Jesus did, said, children of the bond-woman,This is of a truth that Probut of the free.
The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. JESUS went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because
phet that should come into the world.
The fifth Sunday in Lent.
they saw his miracles which WE beseech thee, Almighty
he did on them that were
God, mercifully to look
upon thy people; that by thy | judgeth. Verily, verily, I say great goodness they may be unto you, If a man keep my governed and preserved ever-saying, he shall never see death. more, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil: Abraham is dead, and The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he CHRIST being come an High Priest of good things thou greater than our father shall never taste of death. Art to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made Abraham, which is dead? and with hands; that is to say, the prophets are dead: whom of this building; neither by the makest thou thyself? Jesus anblood of goats and calves; but swered, If I honour myself, my by his own blood he entered in honour is nothing; it is my once into the holy place, hav- Father that honoureth me, of ing obtained eternal redempwhom ye say, that he is your tion for us. For if the blood God: yet ye have not known of bulls and of goats, and the him; but I know him: and if I ashes of an heifer sprinkling should say, I know him not, I the unclean, sanctifieth to the shall be a liar like unto you; purifying of the flesh; how but I know him, and keep his much more shall the blood of saying. Your father Abraham Christ, who, through the eter- rejoiced to see my day, and nal Spirit, offered himself with- he saw it, and was glad. Then out spot to God, purge your art not yet fifty years old, and said the Jews unto him, Thou conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus this cause he is the Mediator said unto them, Verily, verily, of the new testament, that by was, I am. Then took they up I say unto you, before Abraham means of death, for the redemp-stones to cast at him: but Jesus tion of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. JESUS said, Which of you convinceth me of sin? and if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory; there is one that seeketh and
hid himself, and went out of the temple.
The Sunday next before Easter.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting