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crowns of gold: and out of the throne thee, except a man be born of wa proceeded tightnings, and thunder-ter, and of the Spirit, he cannot en ings, and voices. And there were ter into the kingdom of God. That seven lamps of fire burning before which is born of the flesh, is flesh; the throne, which are the seven spi-and that which is born of the Spirit, rits of God. And before the throne, is spirit. Marvel not that I said there was a sea of glass, like unto unto thee, ye must be born again. crystal. And in the midst of the The wind bloweth where it listeth, throne, and round about the throne, and thou hearest the sound thereof, were four beasts full of eyes before but canst not tell whence it cometh, and behind: And the first beast was and whither it goeth; so is every like a lion, and the second beast like one that is born of the Spirit. Nia calf, and the third beast had a face codemus answered and said unto as a man, and the fourth beast was him, How can these things be? Jelike a flying eagle. And the four sus answered and said unto him, beasts had each of them six wings Art thou a master of Israel, and about him; and they were full of knowest not these things? Veeyes within: and they rest not day rily, verily, I say unto thee, we and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, speak that we do know, and testify Lord God Almighty, who was, and that we have seen; and ye receive is, and is to come. And when those not our witness. If I have told you beasts give glory, and honour, and earthly things, and ye believe not; thanks to him that sat on the throne, how shall ye believe, if I tell you o who liveth for ever and ever, the heavenly things? And no man hath four and twenty elders fall down ascended up to heaven, but he that before him that sat on the throne, came down from heaven, even the and worship him that liveth for ever Son of man, who is in heaven. And and ever, and cast their crowns be-as Moses lifted up the serpent in fore the throne, saying, Thou art the wilderness, even so must the worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, Son of man be lifted up; that who. and honour, and power; for thou soever believeth in him should not hast created all things, and for thy perish, but have eternal life. pleasure they are, and were created.
The Gospel. St. John iii. 1. THERE was a man of the Pha
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risees, named Nicodemus, a God, the strength of all those ruler of the Jews: The same came who put their trust in thee, to Jesus by night, and said unto him, mercifully accept our prayers; and Rabbi, we know that thou art a because, through the weakness of teacher come from God: For no our mortal nature, we can do no man can do these miracles that thou good thing without thee, grant us doest, except God be with him. the help of thy grate, that in keepJesus answered and said unto him, ing thy commandments we may Verily, verily, I say unto thee, ex-please thee, both in will and deed, cept a man be born again, he cannot through Jesus Christ our Lord. see the kingdom of God. Nicode- Amen. mus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can be en- BELOVED, let us love one anoter the second time into his mo- ther: for love is of God, and every ther's womb, and be born? Jesus one that loveth is born of God, and answered, Verily, verily, I say unto knoweth God. He that loveth not,
The Epistle. 1 John iv. 7.
knoweth not God; for God is love. man's table: moreover, the dogs In this was manifested the love of came and licked his sores. And it God towards us, because that God came to pass that the beggar died, sent his only begotten Son into the and was carried by the angels into world, that we might live through Abraham's bosom: the rich man him. Herein is love, not that we also died, and was buried: and in loved God, but that he loved us, and hell he lifted up his eyes, being in sent his son to be the propitiation torments, and seeth Abraham afar for our sins. Beloved, if God so off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And loved us, we ought also to love one he cried, and said, Father Abraham, another. No man hath seen God have mercy on me, and send Lazaat any time. If we love one ano-rus, that he may dip the tip of his ther, God dwelleth in us, and his fingerin water, and cool my tongue, love is perfected in us. Hereby for I am tormented in this flame. know we that we dwell in him, and But Abraham said, Son, remember he in us; because he hath given us that thou in thy life-time receivedst of his Spirit. And we have seen and thy good things, and likewise Laza do testify, that the Father sent the rus evil things; but now he is com Son to be the Saviour of the world. forted, and thou art tormented. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus And besides all this, between us is the Son of God, God dwelleth in and you there is a great gulph fixhim, and he in God. And we have led: so that they who would pass known and believed the love that from hence to you cannot; neither God hath to us. God is love; and he can they pass to us that would come that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in from thence. Then he said, I pray God, and God in him. Herein is thee therefore, father, that thou our love made perfect, that we may wouldest send him to my father's have boldness in the day of judg-house; for I have five brethren: ment; because as he is, so are we that he may testify unto them, lest in this world. There is no fear in they also come into this place of love; but perfect love casteth out torment. Abraham saith unto him, fear; because fear hath torment: They have Moses and the Pro He that feareth, is not made perfect phets; let them hear them. And in love. We love him, because he he said, Nay, father Abraham; but first loved us. Ifa man say, I love if one went unto them from the God, and hateth his brother, he is dead, they will repent. And he a liar: for he that loveth not his said unto him, If they hear not brother, whom he hath seen, how Moses and the Prophets, neither can he love God, whom he hath not will they be persuaded, though one Been? And this commandment have rose from the dead. we from him, that he who loveth The second Sunday after Trinity. God, love his brother also.
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19.
Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou
was a certain rich man. who was clothed in purple and dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and fine linen, and fared sumptuously love; keep us, we beseech thee, unevery day. And there was a cer-der the protection of thy good pro tain beggar, named Lazarus, who vidence, and make us to have a perwas laid at his gate, full of sores; petual fear and love of thy holy and desiring to be fed with the name, through Jesus Christ our erumbs which fell from the rich Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 John iii. 13, ther said, I have bought five yoke of ARVEL not, my brethren, if oxen, and I go to prove them; I
Mthe world hate you. We know pray thee have me excused: And
that we have passed from death unto another said, I have married a wife, life, because we love the brethren. and therefore I cannot come. So He that loveth not his brother, abi-that servant came, and showed his deth in death. Whosoever hateth lord these things. Then the master his brother, is a murderer: and ye of the house, being angry, said to know that no murderer hath eter-his servant, Go out quickly into the nal life abiding in him. Hereby streets and lanes of the city, and perceive we the love of God, because bring in hither the poor, and the he laid down his life for us: and we maimed, and the halt, and the blind. ought to lay down our lives for the And the servant said, Lord,it is done brethren. But whoso hath this as thou hast commanded, and yet world's good, and seeth his brother there is room. And the lord said have need, and shutteth up his bow-unto the servant, Go out into the els of compassion from him; how highways and hedges, and compel dwelleth the love of God in him? them to come in, that my house may My little children, let us not love be filled: for I say unto you, that in word, neither in tongue; but in none of those men which were bid deed, and in truth. And hereby den shall taste of my supper. we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and Lord, we beseech thee merciknoweth all things. Beloved, if our fully to hear us; and grant that heart condemn us not, then have we we, to whom thou hast given an confidence towards God. And what-hearty desire to pray, may, by thy soever we ask, we receive of him, be- mighty aid, be defended and comcause we keep his commandments, forted in all dangers and adversities, and do those things that are pleas-through Jesus Christ our Lord. ing in his sight. And this is his com-Amen.
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mandment, That we should believe The Epistle. 1St. Peter v. 5. on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, ALL of you be subject one to anoand love one another, as he gave us ther, and be clothed with hu commandment. And he that keep-mility: For God resisteth the eth his commandments, dwelleth proud, and giveth grace to the in him, and he in hir: and hereby humble. Humble yourselves therewe know that he abideth in us, by fore under the mighty hand of God, the Spirit which he hath given us. that he may exalt you in due time: The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16. casting all your care upon him; for A Certain man made a great sup-he careth for you. Be sober, be
per, and bade many; and sent vigilant; because your adversary the his servant at supper-time, to say to devil, as a roaring lion, walketh them that were bidden, Come, for about, seeking whom he may de all things are now ready. And they vour: whom resist, steadfast in the all with one consent began to make faith; knowing that the same afflic excuse: The first said unto him, Itions are accomplished inyour brethhave bought a piece of ground, and ren that are in the world. But the I must needs go and see it; I pray God of all grace, who hath called thee have me excused: And ano- us unto his eternal glory by Christ
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Jesus, after that ye have suffered a not the things eternal: Grant this, while, make you perfect, stablish, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's strengthen, settle you. To him be sake our Lord. Amen. glory and dominion for ever and The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. ever. Amen. Reckon that the sufferings of this The Gospel. present time are not worthy to THEN drew near unto him all be compared with the glory which the publicans and sinners for to shall be revealed in us. For the hear him. And the Pharisees and earnest expectation of the creature Scribes murmured, saying, This waiteth for the manifestation of the man receiveth sinners, and eateth sons of God. For the creature was with them. And he spake this para-made subject to vanity, not willingble unto them, saying, What man ly, but by reason of him who hath of you having an hundred sheep, if subjected the same in hope: because he lose one of them, doth not leave the creature itself also shall be dethe ninety and nine in the wilder-livered from the bondage of corrup ness, and go after that which is lost, tion, into the glorious liberty of the until he find it? And when he hath children of God. For we know found it, he layeth it on his shoul-that the whole creation groaneth, ders, rejoicing. And when he com-and travaileth in pain together until eth home, he calleth together his now: And not only they, but ourfriends and neighbours, saying unto selves also, which have the first fruits them, Rejoice with me, for I have of the Spirit, even we ourselves found my sheep which was lost. Igroan within ourselves, waiting for say unto you, that likewise joy shall the adoption, to wit, the redemp be in heaven over one sinner that tion of our body.
repenteth, more than over ninety The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36. and nine just persons, which need BE ye therefore merciful, as your no repentance. Either what woman Father also is merciful. Judge having ten pieces of silver, if she not, and ye shall not be judged: lose one piece, doth not light a can-condemn not, and ye shall not be dle, and sweep the house, and seek condemned: forgive, and ye shall diligently, till she find it? And when be forgiven: give, and it shall be she hath found it, she calleth her given unto you; good measure, presfriends and her neighbours together, sed down, and shaken together, and saying, Rejoice with me, for I have running over, shall men give into found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, say unto you, there is your bosom. For with the same joy in the presence of the Angels shall be measured to you again. And measure that ye mete withal, it of God over one sinner that repent- he spake a parable unto them: Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fal into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as O God, the protector of all that his master. And why beholdest trust in thee, without whom thou the mote that is in thy brothnothing is strong, nothing is holy; er's eye, but perceivest not the beam increase and multipiy upon us thy that is in thine own eye? Either Inercy; that thou being our ruler how canst thou say to thy brother, and guide, we may so pass through Brother, let me pull out the mote things temporal, that we finally lose that is in thine eye, when thou thy.
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Belf beholdest not the beam that isthe would thrust out a little from the in 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 clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
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, The fifth Sunday after Trinity. said unto him, Master, we have The Collect. toiled all the night, and have taken G 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 ordered they had this done, they enclosed by thy governance, that thy Church a great multitude of fishes, and their may joyfully serve thee in all godly net brake. And they beckoned unto quietness, through Jesus Christ our their partners which were in the Lord. Amen. other ship, that they should come The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 8. and help them. And they came, BE ye all of one mind, having and filled both the ships; so that compassion one of another; they began to sink. When Simon love as brethren, be pitiful, be cour-Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus teous; not rendering evil for evil, knees, saying, Depart from me, for or railing for railing; but contrari-I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he wise, blessing; knowing that ye are was astonished, and all that were thereunto called, that ye should in- with him, at the draught of the herit a blessing. For he that will fishes which they had taken; and so love life, and see good days, let him was also James and John the song refrain his tongue from evil, and his of Zebedee, which were partners line that they speak no guile: Let with Simon. And Jesus said unto him eschew evil, and do good; let Simon, Fear not; from henceforth him seek peace, and ensue it: For thou shalt catch men. And when the eyes of the Lord are over the they had brought their ships to land righteous, and his ears are open unto they forsook all, and followed him. their 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 God, who hast prepared for good? But and if ye suffer for righ- those who love thee, such good teousness sake, happy are ye: and things as pass man's understanding; be not afraid of their terror, nei-pour into our hearts such love tother be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.
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wards thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1. came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3. of Gennesaret, and saw two ships NOW ye not that so many of standing by the lake; but the fish- us as were baptized into Jesus ermen were gone out of them, and Christ, were baptized into his death? were washing their nets. And he Therefore we are buried with him entered into one of the ships, which by baptism into death; that like was Simon's, and prayed him that as Christ was raised up from the