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fence against all our enemies, The Gospel. ' St. Luke xi. 14. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
JESUS was casting out a de
vil, and it was dumb. And The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1.
it came to pass, when the devil E
God, as dear children; and and the people wondered. But walk in love, as Christ also hath some of them said, he casteth loved us, and hath given him out devils through Beelzebub, self for us, an offering and a the chief of the devils. And sacrifice to God, for a sweet others tempting him, sought of smelling savour. But fornica. him a sign from heaven. But tion and all uncleanness, or he knowing their thoughts, said covetousness, let it not be once unto them, Every kingdom dinamed amongst you, as be- vided against itself, is brought cometh saints; neither filthi- to desolation; and a house diness, nor foolish talking, nor vided against a house, falleth. jesting, which are not conve- If Satan also be divided against nient; but rather giving of himself, how shall his kingdom thanks. For this ye know, that stand? because ye say that I no whoremonger, nor unclean cast out devils through Beelze. person, nor covetous man, who bub. And if I by Beelzebub is an idolater, hath any inherit- cast out devils, by whom do ance in the kingdom of Christ, your sons cast them out? thereand of God. Let no man de- fore shall they be your judges. ceive you with vain words: for But if I with the finger of God because of these things cometh cast out devils, no doubt the the wrath of God upon the kingdom of God is come upon children of disobedience. Be you. When a strong man arm. not ye therefore partakers with ed keepeth his palace, his goods them; for ye were sometimes are in peace; but when a strongdarkness, but now are ye light er than he shall come upon
him in the Lord: walk as children and overcome him, he taketh of light; (For the fruit of the from him all his armour wherein Spirit is in all goodness, and he trusted, and divideth his righteousness, and truth) prov- spoils. He that is not with me, ing what is acceptable unto the is against me; and he that gaLord. And have no fellowship thereth not with me, scattereth. with the unfruitful works of When the unclean spirit is gone darkness, but rather reprove out of a man, he walketh through them. For it is a shame even dry places, seeking rest; and to speak of those things which finding none, he saith, I will reare done of them in secret. turn unto my house whence I But all things that are reprov- came out. And when he comed, are made manifest by the eth, he findeth it swept and garlight; for whatsoever
doth make nished. Then goeth he, and manifest, is light. Wherefore taketh to him seven other spirits he saith, Awake, thou that more wicked than himself, and sleepest, and arise from the they enter in, and dwell there; dead, and Christ shall give thee and the last state of that man is light.
worse than the first. And it
came to pass, as he spake these But as then, he that was born things, a certain woman of the after the flesh persecuted him company lift up her voice, and that was born after the spirit; said unto him, Blessed is the even so it is now. Neverthewomb that bare thee, and the less, what saith the Scripture? paps which thou hast sucked. Cast out the bond-woman and But he said, Yea, rather bles- her son; for the son of the bondsed are they that hear the word woman shall not be heir with of God, and keep it.
the son of the free-woman. So
then, brethren, we are not chilThe fourth Sunday in Lent. dren of the bond-woman, but The Collect.
of the free.
The Gospel St. John vi. 1. ,
ESUS went over the sea of who for our evil deeds do wor
Galilee, thily deserve to be punished, Tiberias. And a great multiby the comfort of thy grace tude followed him, because may mercifully be relieved, they saw his miracles which he through our Lord and Saviour did on them that were diseased. Jesus Christ. Amen.
And Jesus went up into a mounThe Epistle. Gal. iv. 21.
tain, and there he sat with his
disciples. And the passover, ELL me, ye that desire to a feast of the Jews, was nigh. be under the law, do
When Jesus then lift up his not hear the law? For it is writ. eyes, and saw a great company ten that Abraham had two sons, come unto him, he saith unto the one by a bond-maid, the Philip, Whence shall we buy other by a free-woman. But he bread, that these may eat? (And who was of the bond-woman this he said to prove him; for he was born after the flesh; but he himself knew what he would of the free-woman was by pro- do.) Philip answered him, Two mise. Which things are an al. hundred penny-worth of bread legory: for these are the two is not sufficient for them, that covenants; the one from Mount every one of them may take a Sinai, which gendereth to bon- little. One of his disciples, An-. clage, which is Agar. For drew, Simon Peter's brother, this Agar is Mount Sinai in saith unto him, There is a lad Arabia, and answereth to Jeru- here which hath five barley salem which now is, and is in loaves, and two small fishes; bondage with her children. But but what are they among so maJerusalem which is above, is ny? And Jesus said, Make the free; which is the mother of us men sit down. Now there was all. For it is written, Rejoice, much grass in the place. So thou barren that bearest not; the men sat down, in number break forth and cry, thou that about five thousand. And Jetravailest not: for the desolate sus took the loaves, and when hath many more children than he had given thanks, he distrishe which hath an husband. buted to the disciples, and the Now we, brethren, as Isaac disciples to them that were set was, are the children of promise. down, and likewise of the fishes
as much as they would. When Testament, that by means of they were filled, he said unto death, for the redemption of the his disciples, Gather up the transgressions that were under fragments that remain, that no- the first Testament, they which thing be lost. Therefore they are called might receive the gathered them together, and fil-promise of eternal inheritance. led twelve baskets with the frag- The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. ments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and abové JESUS said, Which of you
me Then those men, when they if I say the truth, why do ye had seen the miracle that Jesus not believe me? He that is of did, said, This is of a truth God, heareth God's words; ye that prophet that should come therefore hear them not, beinto the world.
cause ye are not of God. Then
answered the Jews, and said The fifth Sunday in Lent. unto him, Say we not well, that The Collect.
thou art a Samaritan, and hast WE
TE beseech thee, Almighty a devil? Jesus answered, I have
God, mercifully to look not a devil: but I honour my upon thy people; that by thy Father, and ye do dishonour great goodness they may be me. And I seek not mine governed and preserved ever own glory: there is one that more, both in body and soul, seeketh and judgeth. Verily, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Verily, I say unto you, If a Amen.
man keep my saying, he shall
never see death. Then said The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11.
the Jews unto him, Now we CH NHRIST being come an high know that thou hast a devil:
priest of good things to Abraham is dead, and the procome, by a greater and more phets; and thou sayest, if perfect tabernacle, not made man keep my saying, he shall with hands; that is to say, not never taste of death. Art thou of this building; neither by the greater than our father Abrablood of goats and calves; but ham, which is dead? and the by his own blood he entered in prophets are dead: whom makonce into the holy place, having est thou thyself? Jesus answerobtained eternal redemption for ed, If I honour myself, my honus. For if the blood of bulls our is nothing; it is my
Father and of goats, and the ashes of that honoureth me, of whom ye an heifer sprinkling the unclean, say, that he is your God: yet sanctifieth to the purifying of ye have not known him ; but I the flesh; how much more know him: and if I should say shall the blood of Christ, who, I know him not, I shall be a liar through the eternal Spirit, of- like unto you: but I know him, fered himself without spot to and keep his saying. Your faGod, purge your conscience ther Abraham rejoiced to see from dead works to serve the my day, and he saw it, and was living God? And for this cause glad. Then said the Jews unto he is the Mediator of the new him, Thou art not yet fifty
years old, and hast thou seen The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1. Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto WHEN the morning was Then took they up stones to and elders of the people took cast at him ; but Jesus hid him- counsel against Jesus to put him self, and went out of the temple. to death. And when they had
bound him, they led him away The Sunday next before Easter. and delivered him to Pontius The Collect.
Pilate the governor. Then JuLMIGHTY and everlastdas, who
, ing God, who, of thy ten. when he saw that he was conder love towards mankind, hast demned, repented himself, and sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus brought again the thirty pieces Christ, to take upon him our of silver to the chief priests
and flesh, and to suffer death upon elders, saying, I have sinned
, the cross, that all mankind in that I have betrayed the inshould follow the example of nocent blood. And they said, his great humility ; mercifully What is that to us? see thou to grant that we may both follow that. And he cast down the the example of his patience, pieces of silver in the temple, and also be made partakers of and departed, and went and his resurrection, through the hanged himself. And the chief same Jesus Christ our Lord. priests took the silver pieces, Amen.
and said, It is not lawful for to The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5.
put them into the treasury, be.
cause it is the price of blood. ET this mind be in you,
counsel, and which was also in Christ bought with them the pot. Jesus: who being in the form ters field to bury strangers in. of God, thought it not robbery Wherefore that field was called, to be equal with God; but The field of blood, unto this made himself of no reputation, day. (Then was fulfilled that and took upon him the form of which was spoken by Jeremy a servant, and was made in the the prophet, saying, And they likeness of men: and being took the thirty pieces of silver, found in fashion as a man, he the price of him that was valued, humbled himself, and became whom they of the children of obedient unto death, even the Israel did value, and gave them death of the cross. Wherefore for the potters field, as the Lord God also hath highly exalted appointed me.) And Jesus stood him, and given him a name before the governor; and the which is above every name; governor asked him, saying, that at the name of Jesus every Art thou the King of the Jews? knee should bow, of things in And Jesus said unto him, Thou heaven, and things in earth, and sayest. And when he was acthings under the earth; and that cused of the chief priests and every tongue should confess that elders, he answered nothing. Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glo- Then saith Pilate unto him, ry of God the Father.
Hearest thou not how many
things they witness against thee? be crucified. Then the soldiers and he answered him to never a of the governor took Jesus into word, insomuch that the gover- the common-hall, and gathered nor marvelled greatly. Now at unto him the whole band of solthat feast the governor was wont diers. And they stripped him, to release unto the people a pri- and put on him a scarlet robe. soner, whom they would. And And when they had platted a they had then a notable prison- crown of thorns, they put it uper, called Barabbas. Therefore, on his head, and a reed in his when they were gathered toge- right hand; and they bowed ther, Pilate said unto them, the knee before him, and mockWhom will ye that I release ed him, saying, Hail, King of unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus, the Jews! And they spit upon which is called Christ? For he him, and took the reed and knew that for envy they had smote him on the head. And delivered him. When he was after that they had mocked him, set down on the judgment-seat, they took the robe off from him, his wife sent unto him, saying, and put his own raiment on Have thou nothing to do with him, and led him away to cruthat just man; for I have suf- cify him. And as they came fered many things this day in a out, they found a man of Cydream because of him. But rené, Simon by name; him the chief priests and elders per- they compelled to bear his cross. suaded the multitude that they And when they were come unshould ask Barabbas, and de- to a place called Golgotha, that stroy Jesus. The governor an- is to say, a place of a skull, they swered and said unto them, gave him vinegar to drink minWhether of the twain will ye gled with gall; and when he had that I release unto you? They tasted thereof, he would not said, Barabbas. Pilate saith drink. And they crucified him, unto them, What shall I do and parted his garments, casting then with Jesus, which is called lots: that it might be fulfilled Christ? They all say unto him, which was spoken by the proLet him be crucified. And the phet, They parted my garments governor said, Why, what evil among them, and upon my ves. hath he done? But they cried ture did they cast lots. And out the more, saying, Let him sitting down, they watched him be crucified. When Pilate saw there, and set up over his head that he could prevail nothing, his accusation written, THIS but that rather a tumult was IS JESUS THE KING OF made, he took water, and wash- THE JEWS.
Then were ed his hands before the multi- there two thieves crucified with tude, saying, I am innocent of him ; one on the right hand, the blood of this just person: and another on the left. And see ye to it. Then answered all they that passed by reviled him, the people, and said, His blood wagging their heads, and saying, be on us, and on our children. Thou that destroyest the temThen released he Barabbas unto ple, and buildest it in three days, them: and when he had scourg- save thyself: If thou be the Son ed Jesus, he delivered him to of God, come down from the