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The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3. kill, shall be in danger of the KNOW ye not that so many judgment. But I say unto you, of us as were baptized that whosoever is angry with
into Jesus Christ, were bapThis brother without a cause, tized into his death? There-shall be in danger of the judg fore we are buried with himment: and whosoever shall by baptism into death; that say to his brother, Raca, shall like as Christ was raised up be in danger of the council; from the dead by the glory of but whosoever shall say, Thou the Father, even so we also fool, shall be in danger of hell should walk in newness of life.fire. Therefore, if thou bring For if we have been planted thy gift to the altar, and there together in the likeness of his rememberest that thy brother death, we shall be also in the hath aught against thee, leave likeness of his resurrection: thee thy gift before the altar, Knowing this, that our old and go thy way, first be reconman is crucified with him, that ciled to thy brother, and then the body of sin might be de-come and offer thy gift. Agree stroyed, that henceforth we with thine adversary quickly, should not serve sin. For he whiles thou art in the way with that is dead, is freed from sin. him, lest at any time the adNow if we be dead with Christ, versary deliver thee to the we believe that we shall also judge, and the judge deliver live with him; knowing that thee to the officer, and thou Christ being raised from the be cast into prison. Verily I dead, dieth no more; death say unto thee, thou shalt by no hath no more dominion over means come out thence, till him. For in that he died, he thou hast paid the uttermost died unto sin once; but in that farthing,
he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin; but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 20.
JESUS said unto hisdisciples,
ORD of all power and might, who art the au
Except your righteousness thor and giver of all good shall exceed the righteousness things; graft in our hearts of the Scribes and Pharisees, the love of thy name, increase ye shall in no case enter into in us true religion, nourish us the kingdom of heaven. Ye with all goodness, and of thy have heard that it was said by great mercy keep us in the them of old time, Thou shalt same, through Jesus Christ not kill; and whosoever shall our Lord, Amen
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19. he took the seven loaves, and SPEAK after the manner gave thanks, and brake, and of men, because of the in-gave to his disciples to set befirmity of your flesh: for as fore them; and they did set ye have yielded your members them before the people. And servants to uncleanness, and they had a few small fishes; to iniquity, unto iniquity; even and he blessed, and commandso now yield your members ed to set them also before them: servants to righteousness, unto So they did eat, and were holiness. For when ye were filled; and they took up of the the servants of sin, ye were broken meat that was left, sefree from righteousness. What ven baskets. And they that fruit had ye then in those things, had eaten were about four whereof ye are now ashamed? thousand. And he sent them for the end of those things is away. 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
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wages of sin is death: butO GOD, whose never-failthe gift of God is eternal life, all things both in heaven and ing providence ordereth though Jesus Christ our Lord. earth; The Gospel. St. Mark viii. 1. thee to put away from us all we humbly beseech N those days the multitude hurtful things, and to give us being very great, and hav-those things which are profiting nothing to eat, Jesus called able for us, through Jesus his disciples unto him, and Christ our Lord. Amen, saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, be
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 12.
cause they have now been with BRETHREN, we are debtors
me three days, and have no- not to the flesh, to live thing to eat and if I send after the flesh: For if ye live them away fasting to their own after the flesh, ye shall die; houses, they will faint by the but if ye through the Spirit do way for divers of them came mortify the deeds of the body, from far. And his disciples ye shall live. For as many answered him, From whence as are led by the Spirit of God, can a man satisfy these men they are the sons of God. with bread here in the wilder-For ye have not received the ness? And he asked them, spirit of bondage again to fear; How many loves have ye?but ye have received the spirit And they said, Seven. And of adoption, whereby we cry, he commanded the people to Abba, Father. The Spirit sit down on the ground; and itself beareth witness with our
spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
The Gospel. St. Matt. vii. 15.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. x. 1.
joint-heirs with Christ: if BRETHREN, I would not SO that ye should be ignobe that we suffer with him, rant, how that all our Fathers that we may be also glorified were under the cloud, and all together. passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud, and in the sea; EWARE of false prophets and did all eat the same spiwhich come to you in ritual meat, and did all drink sheeps cloathing, but inwardly the same spiritual drink; (for they are ravening wolves. Ye they drank of that spiritual shall know them by their fruits: Rock that followed them; and Do men gather grapes of that Rock was Christ.) But thorns, or figs of thistles with many of them God was Even so every good tree bring-not well pleased: for they eth forth good fruit; but a cor- were overthrown in the wil rupt tree bringeth forth evilderness. Now these things fruit. A good tree cannot were our examples, to the inbring forth evil fruit: neither tent we should not lust after can a corrupt tree bring forth evil things, as they also lusted. good fruit. Every tree that Neither be ye idolators, as bringeth not forth good fruit, were some of them: as it is is hewn down, and cast into written, The people sat down the fire. Wherefore by their to eat and drink, and rose up fruits ye shall know them. to play. Neither let us comNot every one that saith unto mit fornication, as some of me, Lord, Lord, shall enter them committed, and fell in into the kingdom of heaven; one day three and twenty thoubut he that doeth the will of sand. Neither let us tempt my Father, who is in heaven.
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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 RANT to us Lord, we these things happened unto beseech thee, the spirit them for ensamples: and they to think and always do such are written for our admonithings as are right; that we tion, upon whom the ends of who cannot do any thing that the world are come. Whereis good without thee, may by fore let him that thinketh he thee be enabled to live accord-standeth, take heed lest he fall. ing to thy will, through Jesus There hath no temptation Christ our Lord. Amen. taken you, but such as is com.
mon to man: but God is faith-than the children of light. ful, who will not suffer you to And I say unto you, Make to be tempted above that ye are yourselves friends of the mamable; but will with the tempta-mon of unrighteousness; that tion also make a way to escape, when ye fail, they may rethat ye may be able to bear it,ceive you into everlasting habitations.
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. i.
ESUS said unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his
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Lord, be open to the
goods. And he called him, LET thy merciful ears, O and said unto him, How is it prayers of thy humble serthat I hear this of thee? Give vants; and that they may oban account of thy stewardship tain their petitions, make for thou mayest be no longer them to ask such things as steward. Then the steward shall please thee, through said within himself, What Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved
The Epistle. 1. Cor. xii. 1.
ONCERNING spiritual what to do, that when I am put gifts, brethren, I would out of the stewardship, they not have you ignorant. Ye may receive me into their know that ye were Gentiles, houses. So he called every carried away unto these dumb one of his lord's debtors unto idols even as ye were led. him, and said unto the first. Wherefore I give you to unHow much owest thou unto my derstand, that no man, speaklord? And he said, an hundred ing by the spirit of God, calleth measures of oil. And he said Jesus accursed; and that no unto him, Take thy bill, and man can say that Jesus is the sit down quickly, and write Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. fifty. Then said he to another, Now there are diversities of And how much owest thou gifts, but the same Spirit. And he said, An hundred mea-And there are differences of sures of wheat. And he said administrations, but the same unto him, Take thy bill, and Lord. And there are diversiwrite fourscore. And the lord ties of operations, but it is the commended the unjust steward. same God who worketh all in because he had done wisely ;all. But the manifestation of for the children of this world the spirit is given to every man are in their generation wiser to profit withal. For to one is
given by the Spirit the word The Eleventh Sunday after
of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same
GOD, who declarest thy
Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same] Spirit; to another, the work-in showing mercy and pity; ing of miracles; to another, mercifully grant unto us such prophecy; to another, discern-a measure of thy grace, that ing of spirits; to another, di-we, running the way of thy vers kinds of tongues; to ano- commandments, may obtain ther, the interpretation of thy gracious promises, and be tongues. But all these worketh made partakers of thy heathat one and the self-same venly treasure, through Jesus Spirit, dividing to every man Christ our Lord. Amen.
severally as he will.
The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1. RETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also AN ND when he was come ye have received, and wherein near, he beheld the city ye stand; by which also ye are and wept over it, saying, If saved, if ye keep in memory thou hadst known, even thou what I preached unto you, at least in this thy day, the unless ye have believed in vain. things which belong unto thy For I delivered unto you first peace! but now they are hid of all, that which I also refrom thine eyes. For the days ceived, how that Christ died shall come upon thee, that for our sins, according to the thine enemies shall cast a Scriptures; and that he was trench about thee, and com-buried ; and that he rose again pass thee round, and keep thee the third day, according to in on every side, and shall lay the Scriptures; and that he thee even with the ground, was seen of Cephas; then of and thy children within thee the twelve: After that, he was and they shall not leave in thee seen of above five hundred one stone upon another; be-brethren at once; of whom cause thou knowest not the the greater part remain unto time of thy visitation. And he this present; but some are went into the temple, and be-fallen asleep. After that he gan to cast out them that sold was seen of James; then of all. therein, and them that bought, the Apostles and last of all saying unto them, it is written, he was seen of me also, as of My house is the house of one born out of due time. For prayer but ye have made it I am the least of the Apostles, a den of thieves. And he that am not meet to be called taught daily in the temple. an Apostle, because I perse