Manner of the Week: Greet People Joyfully!
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” — St. John 15:11
The Collect for the Day (Trinity XV)
KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Minister. Who are you?
Answer. I am a child of God and an inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Minister. What are you?
Answer. I am called and do trust that indeed I am a Christian.
Minister. Why is God’s word named the Testament?
Answer. Because God’s will, what he would have us to do, or flee, is there perfectly and unchangeably contained : from the which we out not to swerve on any side.
Minister. By what means shall we come to the knowledge of God’s will written in his Word?
Answer. By diligent reading and studying of the same, or by hearing it read, and truly taught.
Minister. Is that sufficient?
Answer. Because no man can by his own wit or diligence attain to the knowledge of God’s wisdom, in his Word contained, we must with continual and fervent prayer crave of GOD, that it would please him by his Holy Spirit, to endue our hearts with understanding and belief of his holy Word, and with earnest desire to obey his will therein declared.
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