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Page 85 - Brother, fear not; greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the world. The pain that we are to suffer is short, and shall be light; but our joy and consolation shall never have an end. Let us, therefore, strive to enter into our Master and Saviour's joy, by the same strait way which he hath taken before 'us.
Page 4 - And the execution of that calling: ' He shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.' Then the quiet and peaceable manner of the execution of his calling : ' He shall not strive nor cry, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets,
Page 109 - He fwalloweth the ground with fiercenefs and rage ; neither "believeth he that it is the found of the trumpet. He faith among the trumpets ha, ha, and he fmelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the fhouting.
Page 74 - God will look to that. Therefore we should not set up sails to our own meditations, that unless we be carried with the wind of applause, to be becalmed and not go a whit forward ; but we should be carried with the Spirit of God and with a holy desire to serve God, and our brethren, and to...
Page 45 - I might observe this, that none should take that office upon them to which they are not called of God, nor qualified by his Spirit, especially ministers, because Christ did not set upon his office, till the Spirit was put upon him. The Spirit must enable us and fit us for everything.
Page 53 - Let us not abuse ourselves, as the world commonly doth, concerning Christ. They think God is merciful, and Christ is a Saviour. It is true, but what hath he wrought in thee by his Spirit ? hast thou the Spirit of Christ ? or ' else thon art none of his,
Page 35 - Law is a commanding thing. To shew that the life in Christ is a commanding life, it countermands all opposite lives whatsoever, of sin and death ; and this law is a countermand to all other laws. ' The law of the Spirit of life ' frees us from all other laws. So here is life, the Spirit of life, and the law of the Spirit of life — all words of strong signification.
Page 74 - Let us labour to be good in secret ; Christians should be as minerals, rich in the depth of the earth ; that which is least seen is his riches. We should have our treasure deep ; for the discovery of it we should be ready, when we are called to it, and for all other accidental things, let them fall out as God in his wisdom sees good. So let us look through good report and bad report to heaven ; let us do the duties...