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kingdom of God. Nicodcmiis sni.,I unto him. How can a man he horn when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womh, and he horn? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man he horn of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is horn of the flesh, is flesh ; and that which is horn of the Spirit, is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must he horn again. The Wind hloweth where it listeth. and thou hearest the sound thereof, hut canst not tell whence it cometh. and whither it goeth; so is every one that is horn of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things he ? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I- nave told you earthly things, and ye helieve not; how shall ye helieve, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, hut he that •ame down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man he lifted up; that whosoever helieveth in him should not perish, hut have eternal life. ,
The ftril Sunday after Trinity. The Colled. f\ God, the strength of all ^^ those who put their trust in thee, mercifully accept our pray en; and hecause, through the
weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, hoth in will and deed, through Jesus Christ our Lord, rimen.
The Epistle. 1 John, iv. 7. gELOVED, letJis love one an
other: for love is of God, and every one that loveth is horn of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us, hecause that God sent his only hegotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, hut that he loved us, and sent his Son to he the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath see'-. God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Herehy know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; hecause he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to he the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. Apd we have known and helieved the love that God hath to us. God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have holdness in the day of judgment: hecause as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; hut perfect love casteth out fear; hecause fear hath torment: He thatfrarelh. is not made perfect in love. We love him hecause he first loved us. If a man say. I love God, and hateth his. hrother, he is a liar: for he thai Ipveth not his hrother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God, love his hrother also. The Gospel. St. Luke, svi. 19. rPHERE was a certain rich man. who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain heggar, named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores; and desiring to he fed with the crumhs which fell from the rich man's tahle: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass that the heggar died, and was carried hy the angels into Ahraham's hosom: the rich man also died, and was huried: and in hell he lifted up his eyes, heing in torments, and seeth Ahraham afar off, and Lazarus in his hosom. And he cried, and said, Father Ahraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, thai he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Ahraham said. Son, rememher that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: hut now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And hesides all this, hetween us and you there is a great gulph used: so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to ii« that would comefrom thence. Then he said. 1 pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house . for I have five hrethren: that he
may testify ijnto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Ahraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the Prophets ; let them hear them. And he said. Nay, father Ahraham; hut if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the. Prophets, neither will they he persuadi'd, though one rose from the dead.
The second Sunday after Tnnity.
The Colled. C\ Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost hrine up in thy steadfast fear and love ;Keepus,we heseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. v
The Epistle: Uohn, iii. 13. jyf ARVEL not, my hrethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, hecause we love the hrethren. He that loveth not his hrother, ahideth in death. Whosoever hateth his hrother, is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life ahiding in him. Herehy perceive we the love of God, hecause he laid down his life for us: and wo ought to lay down our lives for the hrethren. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his hrother have need, and shutteth up his howels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, et us not love in word, neither in tongue : hut in deed, and in truth. And herehy we know that we we of the truth, and shall awnre onr P)
ways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may he filled: for I say unto you, that none of those men which were hidden shall taste of my supper.
hearts hefore him. For if our heart condemn us, God is great er than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us nol, then have we confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, hecause we keep his com mandments,- and dtxlhose things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should helieve on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us command incut. And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him and he in him: and herehy we know that he ahideth in us, hy the Spirit which he hath given us. The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 16 A Certain man made a great '"' supper, and hade many ; and sent his servant at supper time, to say to them that were hidden Come.forall things are now ready And they all with one consent hegan to make excuse: The first said unto him, I have hought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused: And another said, 1 have hought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused: And another said. I have married a wife and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house, heing angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly tnto the streets and lanes of the city, and hring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt and the hlind. And the servant said. Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the high
Tht third Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect. f'\ Lord, we heseech thee mer^^ cifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, hy thy mighty aid, he defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, v. 5.
A LL of you he suhject one to '^ another, and he clothed with humility: For God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humhle. Humhle yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him ; for he careth for you. Be soher, he vigilant; hecause your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh ahout, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith; knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your hrethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called lis unto his eternal glory hy Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stahlish, strengthen, settle you. To him he glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke, xv,l. 'T'HEN drew near unto him all the puhlicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scrihes murmured, saying. This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parahle unto them, saying, What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighhours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, fori have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall he in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And whet) she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighhours together, saying. Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the Angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
The fourth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect. f\ God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; increase and multiply upon us liiy mercy; that thou heing our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18
I Reckon that the sufferings
of this nresent time are not
worthy to he compared with the glory which shall he revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made suhject to vanity, not willingly, hut hy reason of him who hath suhjected the same in hope : hecause the creature itself also shall he delivered from the hondage of corruption, into the glorious liherty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now: And not only they, hut ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our hody.
The Gospel. St. Luke, vi. 36. DE ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not he judged: condemn not, and ye shall not he condemned : forgive, and ye shall he forgiven: give, and it shall he given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your hosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall he measured to you again. And he spake a parahle unto them: Can the hlind lead thehlind? shall they not hoth fall into the ditch? The disciple is not ahove his master; hut every one that is perfect shall he ashis master. And why heholdest thou the mote that is in thy hrother's eye, hut perceivest not the heam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy hrother. Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see
when thou thyself beholdesl not ships standing hy the lake; but
the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's,
clearly to pull out the mote that and prayed him that he would
is in thy brother's eye.
The fiflh Sunday after Trinity. The Colled. 1RANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this World may be so peaceably ordered hy thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve theeinallgodlvqiiietness.lhrough Jesus Christ our Lortd. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, iii. 3. T3E ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For bel'iat will love life, and see good days. let him refrain Ids tongue from evil, and his lips that they ape.ik no suite: Let him eschew evil, and do tiood; let him seek peace, and ensue it: Fortheeyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are op;*n unto thi*ir prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? B:it and if ye suffer for righteousness suke. happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, Beiitier be troubled; but sanctify the L ud God in your hearts. The Gospel. St. Luke, v. 1. \ I came to pass, that as the peo
llu ust out a little from the land: and he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless, at thy word I will let down the net. And when ihey had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake. And: they beckoned untotheir partners which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled hoth the ships: so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he wai astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken; and so was also James and John the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. Arid Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men And when they had brought their hips to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
The sixth Sunday after Trinity.
f"\ God, who hast prepared for
^\ those who love thee, such
Iile pressed upon him to hear i?ood things as pass man's underthe-word of God, he stood hy the standing; pour into our hearts lake of Uennesaret, and saw two such love towards thee, that we,