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that we do know, and testify that viour of the world. Whosoever we have
and ye receive not shall confess that Jesus is the Son our witness. If I have told you of God, God dwelleth in him, and earthly things, and ye believe not ; he in God. And we have known how shall ye believe, if I tell you of and believed the love that God heavenly things ? And no man hath hath to us. God is love; and he ascended up to heaven, but he that that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in came down from heaven, even the God, and God in him. Herein is Son of man, who is in heaven. And our love made perfect, that we may as Moses lifted up the serpent in have boldness in the day of judgthe wilderness, even so must the ment; because as he is, so are we Son of man be lifted up; that who- in this world. There is no fear in soever believeth in him should not love; but perfect love casteth out perish, but have eternal life. fear; because fear hath torment:
He that feareth, is not made perfect The first Sunday after Trinity. in love. We love him, because he The Collect.
first loved us. If a man say, I love GOD, the strength of all those God, and hateth his brother, he is
who put their trust in thee, a liar : for he that loveth not his mercifully accept our prayers; and brother, whom he hath seen, how because, through the weakness of can he love God, whom he hath our mortal nature, we can do no not seen ? And this commandment. good thing without thee, grant us have we from him, that he who the help of thy grace, that in keep-loveth God, love his brother also. ing thy commandments we may The Gospel St. Luke xvi. 19. please thee, both in will and deed, WHERE was a certain rich man,
who was Amen.
fine linen, and fared sumptuously The Epistle. 1 John iv. 7.
every day. And there was a cer
other: for love is of God, and was laid at his gate, full of sores; everyone that loveth is born of God, and desiring to be fed with the and knoweth God. He that loveth crumbs which fell from the rich not, knoweth not God; for God is man's table : moreover, the dogs love. In this was manifested the came and licked his sores. And it love of God towards us, because came to pass that the beggar died, that God sent his only begotten and was carried by the angels into Son into the world, that we might Abraham's bosom: the rich man live through him. Herein is love, also died, and was buried : and in not that we loved God, but that he hell he lifted up his eyes, being in loved us, and sent his Son to be the torments, and seeth Abraham afar propitiation for our sins. Beloved, off
, and Lazarus in his bosom. And if God so loved us, we ought also he cried, and said, FatherAbraham, to love one another. No man hath have mercy on me, and send Lazaseen God at any time. If we love rus, that he may dip the tip of his one another, God dwelleth in us, finger in water, and cool my tongue; and his love is perfected in us. for I am tormented in this flame. Hereby know we that we dwell in But Abraham said, Son, remember him, and he in us; because he hath that thou in thy life-time receivedst given us of his Spirit. And we thy good things, and likewise Lazahave seen and do testify, that the rus evil things; but now he is comFather sent the Son to be the Sa- forted, and thou art tormented.
And besides all this, between us tle children, let us not love in word, and you there is a great gulph fix- neither in tongue; but in deed, and ed: so that they who would pass in truth. And hereby we know that from hence to you cannot ; neither we are of the truth, and shall ascan they pass to us that would come sure our hearts before him. For from thence. Then he said, I pray if our heart condemn us, God is thee therefore, father, that thou greater than our heart, and knowwouldest send him to my father's eth all things. Beloved, if our house; for I have five brethren : heart condemn us not, then have that he may testify unto them, lest we confidence towards God. And they also come into this place of whatsoever we ask, we receive of torment. Abraham saith unto him, him, because we keep his comThey have Moses and the Pro- mandments, and do those things
let them hear them. And that are pleasing in his sight. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but this is his commandment, That if one went unto them from the we should believe on the name of dead, they will repent. And he his Son Jesus Christ, and love one said unto him, If they hear not another, as he gave us commandMoses and the Prophets, neither ment. And he that keepeth his will they be persuaded, though one commandments, dwelleth in him, rose from the dead.
and he in him: and hereby we
know, that he abideth in us, by the The second Sunday after Trinity. Spirit which he hath given us. The Collect.
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16. LORD, who never failest to CERTAIN man made a great
help and govern those whom supper, and bade many, and thou dost bring up in thy steadfast sent his servant at supper-time, to fear and love; keep us, we beseech say to them that were bidden, thee, under the protection of thy Come, for all things are now reagood providence, and make us to dy. And they all with one consent have a perpetual fear and love of began to make excuse : The first thy holy name, through Jesus said unto him, I have bought a Christ our Lord. Amen. piece of ground, and I must needs
The Epistle. 1 John ii. 13. go and see it; I pray thee have me M the World
TARVEL not, my brethren, if excused: And another said, I have that we have passed from death to prove them; I pray thee have unto life, because we love the bre-me excused : And another said, I thren. He that loveth not his bro-have married a wife, and therether, abideth in death. Whosoever fore I cannot come.
So that serhateth his brother, is a murderer: vant came, and showed his lord and ye know that no murderer these things. Then the master of bath eternal life abiding in him. the house, being angry, said to his Hereby perceive we the love of servant, Go out quickly into the God, because he laid down his streets and lanes of the city, and life for us : and we ought to lay bring in hither the poor, and the down our lives for the brethren. maimed, and the halt, and the blind. But whoso hath this world's good, And the servant said, Lord, it is and seeth his brother have need, done as thou hast commanded, and and shutteth up his bowels of com- yet there is room. And the lord passion from him; how dwelleth said unto the servant, Go out into the love of God in him ? My lit- the highways and hedges, and com
pel them to come in, that my house it? And when he hath found it, may be filled: for I say unto you, he layeth it on his shoulders, rethat none of those men which were joicing. And when he corneth bidden shall taste of my supper. home, he calleth together his friends
and neighbours, saying unto them, The third Sunday after Trinity. Rejoice with me, for I have found The Collect.
my sheep which was lost. I say O
LORD, we beseech thee unto you, that likewise joy shall
mercifully to hear us; and be in heaven over one sinner that grant that we, to whom thou hast repenteth, more than over ninety given an hearty desire to pray, may, and nine just persons, which need by thy mighty aid, be defended and no repentance. Either what wocomforted in all dangers and ad- man having ten pieces of silver, if versities, through Jesus Christ our she lose one piece, doth not light a Lord. Amen.
candle, and sweep the house, and The Epistle. 1 St. Peter v. 5. seek diligently till she find it? And A
LL of you be subject one to when she hath found it, she calleth
another, and be clothed with her friends and her neighbours tohumility: For God resisteth the gether, saying, Rejoice with me, proud, and giveth grace to the hum- for I have found the piece which ble. Humble yourselves therefore I had lost. Likewise, I say unto under the mighty hand of God, you, there is joy in the presence that he may exalt you in due time: of the angels of God over one sin. casting all your care upon him; for ner that repenteth. he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary The fourth Sunday after Trinity. the devil, as a roaring lion, walk
The Collect. eth about, seeking whom he may o trust in thee, without whom devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith; knowing that the same nothing is strong, nothing is holy; afflictions are accomplished in your increase and multiply upon us thy brethren that are in the world. But mercy; that thou being our ruler the God of all grace, who hath and guide, we may so pass through called us unto his eternal glory by things temporal, that we finally Christ Jesus, after that ye have lose not the things eternal : Grant suffered a while, make you per- this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus fect, stablish, strengthen, settle Christ's sake our Lord. Amen. you. To him be glory and do The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. minion for ever and ever. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1. of this present time are not THEN drew near unto him all worthy to be compared with the
the publicans and sinners for glory which shall be revealed in to hear him. And the Pharisees us. For the earnest expectation and Scribes murmured, saying, of the creature waiteth for the This man receiveth sinners, and manifestation of the sons of God. eateth with them. And he spake For the creature was made subject this parable unto them, saying, to vanity, not willingly, but by What man of you having an hun- reason of him who hath subjected dred sheep, if he lose one of them, the same in hope : because the doth not leave the ninety and nine creature itself also shall be deliin the wilderness, and go after vered from the bondage of corrup: that which is lost, until he findstion, into the glorious liberty of
the children of God. For we know The Epistle.' i St. Peter ili. 3. that the whole creation groaneth. B compassion one of another and travaileth in pain together until now : And not only they, but love as brethren, be pitiful, be ourselves also, which have the courteous; not rendering evil for first fruits of the Spirit, even we evil, or railing for railing; but conourselves groan within ourselves, trariwise, blessing; knowing that waiting for the adoption, to wit, ye are thereunto called, that ye the redemption of our body. should inherit a blessing. For he
that will love life, and see good The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36.
days, let him refrain his tongue E
your Father also is merciful. speak no guile : Let him eschew Judge not, and ye shall not be judg- evil, and do good ; let him seek ed: condemn not, and ye shall not peace, and ensue it: For the eyes be condemned: forgive, and ye of the Lord are over the righteous, shall be forgiven: give, and it shall and his ears are open unto their be given unto you; good measure, prayers: but the face of the Lord pressed down, and shaken toge- is against them that do evil. And ther, and running over, shall men who is he that will harm you, if give into your bosom. For with ye be followers of that which is the same measure that ye mete good ? But and if ye suffer for withal, it shall be measured to you righteousness' sake, happy are ye: again. And he spake a parable and be not afraid of their terror, unto them: Can the blind lead the neither be troubled ; but sanctify blind? shall they not both fall in- the Lord God in your hearts. to the ditch? the disciple is not above his master; but every one
The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1.
IT that is perfect shall be as his mas
peoter. And why beholdest thou the word of God, he stood by the lake
ple pressed upon him to hear the mote that is in thy brother's eye, of Gennesaret, and saw two ships but perceivest not the beam that
standing by the lake; but the fishis in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Bro- ermen were gone out of them, and ther, let me pull out the mote that were washing their nets. And he
entered into one of the ships, which is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in he would thrust out a little from the
was Simon's, and prayed him that thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, land: and he sat down, and taught cast out first the beam out of thine
the people out of the ship. Now, own eye, and then shalt thou see when he had left speaking, he said clearly to pull out the mote that is
unto Simon, Launch out into the in thy brother's eye.
deep, and let down your nets for a
draught. And Simon answering, The fifth Sunday after Trinity. said unto him, Master, we have The Collect.
toiled all the night, and have taken GRAN RANT, O Lord, we beseech nothing; nevertheless, at thy word
thee, that the course of this I will let down the net. And when world may be so peaceably order-they had this done, they enclosed a ed by, thy governance, that thy great multitude of fishes, and their Church may joyfully serve thee in net brake. And they beckoned unall godly quietness, through Jesus to their partners which were in the Christ our Lord. Amen. other ship, that they should come
and help them. And they came,minion over him. For in that he and filled both the ships ; so that died, he died unto sin once; but in they began to sink. When Simon that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' Likewise reckon ye also yourselves knees, saying, Depart from me, for to be dead indeed unto sin ; but I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he alive unto God, through Jesus was astonished, and all that were Christ
our Lord. with him, at the draught of the The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 20. fishes which they had taken; and
, so was also James and John the Except your righteousness shall sons of Zebedee, which were part- exceed the righteousness of the ners with Simon. And Jesus said Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in unto Simon, Fear not; from hence- no case enter into the kingdom of forth thou shalt catch men. And heaven. Ye have heard that it was when they had brought their ships said by them of old time, Thou shalt to land, they forsook all, and fól- not kill; and whosoever shall kill, lowed him.
shall be in danger of the judgment.
But I say unto you, that whosoever The sixth Sunday after Trinity. is angry with his brother without The Collect.
a cause, shall be in danger of the GOD, who hast prepared for judgment: and whosoever shall
those who love thee, such good say to his brother, Raca, shall be things as pass man's understanding; in danger of the council: but whopour into our hearts such love to-soever shall say, Thou fool, shall wards thee, that we, loving thee be in danger of hell fire. Thereabove all things, may obtain thy fore, if thou bring thy gift to the promises, which exceed all that we altar, and there rememberest that can desire, through Jesus Christ thy brother hath aught against thee, our Lord. Amen.
leave there thy gift before the altar, The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3.
and go thy way, first be reconciled KNO
NOW ye not that so many of to thy brother, and then come and
us as were baptized into Je- offer thy gift. Agree with thine sus Christ, were baptized into his adversary quickly, whiles thou art death? Therefore we are buried in the way with him ; lest at any with him by baptism into death ; time the adversary deliver thee to that like as Christ was raised up the judge, and the judge deliver from the dead by the glory of the thee to the officer, and thou be cast Father, even so we also should into prison. Verily I say unto thee, walk in newness of life. For if thou shalt by no means come out we have been planted together in thence, till thou hast paid the utthe likeness of his death, we shall termost farthing. be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old The seventh Sunday after Trinity. man is crucified with him, that the
The Collect. body of sin might be destroyed, that LOD art the
giver henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead, is freed from of all good things; graft in our sin. Now, if we be dead with Christ, hearts the love of thy name, inwe believe that we shall also live crease in us true religion, nourish us with him, knowing that Christ be- with all goodness, and of thy great ing raised from the dead, dieth no mercy keep us in the same, through more ; death hath no more do- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amon.