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the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth Thou art the Son of God.
when they were come into the ship, | them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness, and he was called the friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. ... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Faith necessary; but must be joined with good works, to give it saving efficacy.
From the Book of the Prophet Habakkuk; from St. Paul's Epistles to the Hebrews and Galatians; and from the General Epistle of St. James.
lifted up is not upright in him but the just shall live by his faith.
2 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. . . . . Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which do By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that 5
diligently seek Him.
3 Now we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
1 Habak. ii. 4.
Unity of Faith.
From St. Paul's Epistle to the
RETHREN, I beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you
4 For what doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto all.
Same subject continued. From St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians.
Same subject continued. From the General Epistle of St. Jude.
the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
RETHREN, unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore He saith, When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts And He gave 3
ESUS said to Ve
some, apostles; and some, pro-Jrily, verily, I say unto thee,
phets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the except a man be born of water and perfecting of the saints, for the work of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
1 Ephes. iv. 7.
Baptism, the remembrance and ful-
5 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein ? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptised into Jesus Christ were baptised into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death:
ELOVED, remember ye the
that like as was raised up
before of the apostles of our Lord from the dead by the glory of the Jesus Christ; how that they told Father, even so we also should walk you there should be mockers in the in newness of life. For if we have last time, who should walk after been planted together in the liketheir own ungodly lusts. These beness of His death, we shall be also they who separate themselves, sen- in the likeness of His resurrection : sual, having not the Spirit. But knowing this, that our old man is ye, beloved, building up yourselves crucified with Him, that the body on your most holy faith, praying in of sin might be destroyed, that
3 St. John iii. 5.
4 Brethren, after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works done, but according to His mercy of righteousness which we have He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal
2 St. Jude 17.
5 Rom. vi. 1.
henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once; but in that 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. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Subjection of our reason to the revealed Word.
From the Book of Proverbs, and from St. Paul's First and Second Epistle to the Corinthians.
Good works: we shall be judged, and rewarded or punished, acas they are so, or not.
Mtruth forsakettet med and From the Book of Ecclesiastes;
the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 Prov. iii 3.
4 Eccles. xii. 14.
from St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians; and from the Revelations of St. John.
OD will bring every work to
thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
5 For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
6 And I John saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, accord
1 Rev. xxii. 12.
tion of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me. Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? when saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee? or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee? Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
3 At that time Jesus said, When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory and before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed
T that time Jesus said, The
of my Father, inherit the kingdom kingdom of heaven is likened prepared for you from the founda
2 Dan. xii. 2.
3 St. Matt. xxv. 31.
Same subject continued. (Parable of the Tares.) From the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
unto a man which sowed good seed
Explanation of foregoing Parable. From the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
HEN Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house; and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable
of the tares of the field.
swered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in
cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath
1 St. Matt. xiii. 36.
Preparation for a future life, by good works, not to be delayed. From the Books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes; from the Holy Gospel according to St. John; from St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians; and the Second General Epistle of St. Peter.
OAST not thyself of to-mor
what a day may bring forth.
3 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Jesus said, I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day the night cometh, when no man can work.
5 Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
6 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. . . . Be diligent, that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Same subject continued. From the Holy Gospel according
to St. Matthew.
the end of this world. The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, 7 T that time Jesus said, Then and they shall gather out of His shall the kingdom of heaven kingdom all things that offend, and be likened unto ten virgins, which them which do iniquity; and shall took their lamps, and went forth to