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kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's fake hath forgiven you.
The GospelSt. Matth. ix. 1.
into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy fios be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blafphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts, faid, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is çafier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee? or to say, Arife, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then faith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitude faw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such power unio men.
The twentieth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect. O
goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we being ready both in body and foul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. r. 15. EE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but
as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit: speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual fongs, singing and making melody in your heart to the
The Collect] This prayer for protectios was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was Pfalm xx.
Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ ; fubmitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 1. ESUS said, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a cer
tain king, who made a marriage for his son ; and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise; and the remnant took his fervants, and entreated them spirefully, and flew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was Wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then faith he to his fervants, The wedding is ready, but they who were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. Sothofe fervants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment: and he faith unto him, Friend, low camest thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. Then faid the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen,
A wedding-garment] This guest was inexcufably guilty of contemptuous behaviour; because the maiter of the featt himself furnished such garments.-Wolfius. Sibi millia quinque este domi chlamydum.Hor. They were probably mantles. How happily illustrative this part of the allegory is of the kind provilion of graces made gratuitously by the Gospel for its professors.
Few are chofen.e. Many are called to the belief of the Gospel; but few are objects of God's finalacceptance, from the circumstance of their abusing this inestimable gift. The first election into the Gospel covenant is often referred to in the Epistles; fo that eki?, and believer in Christ are fynony.
The twenty first Sunday after Trinity.
faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their fins, and serve thee with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10.
of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not againit flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high placisi Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet thod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the bield of faith, where with ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all faints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The Gospel. St. John iv. 46. THE THERE was a certain nobleman, whicle son was fick at
Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea joto Galilee, he went unto him, and befought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he mous terms. There is therefore a first and final election, as well as a forf and finaljustification and salvation.
The Collect] This prayer for the pardon of sin was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was Píalm xxi.
was at the point of deach. Then faid Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman faith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus faith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend: And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the fame hour in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth. And himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.
The twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity.
Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free froin all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ancn.
The Epiftk. Phil. i. 3. Thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
(always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy) for your fellow hip in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye are all partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray,
The Collech This práver for the peace of the church was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introiius was Píalm xxii.
love may abound yet more in knowledge, and jn all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be lincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xvii. 21.
fin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus faith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: bat, until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take account of his fervants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, who owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be fold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, who owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow-fervant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and cold unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredít me: Shouldeft not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you,
if ye from your hearts forgive not every one bis brother their trespasses.