The Hero of the Desert; Or, Facts More Wonderful Than Fiction

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General Books, May 18, 2012 - 66 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...to faithful preaching than this. It is when the conduct and life of professing Christians in the pew contradicts tbe preaching in the pulpit. But while we point out hindrances we must also advert to the helps which all Christians may become to their ministers. Christians can greatly help their ministers by their endeavours to save souls. The men whom Christ first selected for this work were clerks at the receipt of custom, fishermen on the shores of Galilee, and sons of toil. They were not persons who could boast of their ancestry, of their princely fortunes, of their scholarship, or of their high position in social or civil life. They were men very different from one another: one was impulsive as Peter, another was reflective as Thomas; one was affectionate and confiding as John, and another was intellectual as Philip, refusing to be satisfied without proof, and whose cry was, " Show us the Father, and it sufficeth us." But notwithstanding these differences, they all loved Christ, their common Master, and gave themselves to the great work of saving souls. And if any person loves Christ as they did, whatever may be his position in society, let it be ever so humble, he is under obligation to use his best endeavours to save souls. To some, the Sabbath-school opens a promising field; to others, the family affords a pleasing spot; to others, the scenes of business and the associations of life offer many opportunities. If we love the house of God ourselves, we shall persistently and heartily invite our neighbours to attend it; kindly welcome them when they come, and not forget them when they leave. In short, by relieving the poor, by instructing the ignorant, by consoling the miserable, and by visiting the sick and the dying, we may, each and all, in o...

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