The wolf in sheep’s clothing
Francis Barlow
1687
Location unknown
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – Romans 8:12-17

BRETHEREN, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The Psalm – Psalm 26

The Gospel – Matthew 7:15-21

BEWARE of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
2-AugPs 145 Ps 146 Song 7 & Song 88th Sunday after TrinityRom 8:12-17; Ps 26; Matt 7:15-21
3-AugPs 147 Ps 148Isa 1 MondayActs 12 
4-AugPs 149Ps 150Isa 2 TuesdayActs 13 
5-AugPs 1Ps 2Isa 3 & Isa 4 WednesdayActs 14 
6-Aug : The TransfigurationPs 3Ps 42 Pet 1:13-18; Ps 99; Luke 9:28-36ThursdayActs 15 
7-AugPs 5 Ps 6 Isa 5 & Isa 6 FridayActs 16 
8-AugPs 7 Ps 8 Isa 7 SaturdayActs 17 

This Week from the Apocrypha