Present-day Preaching

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1909 - Preaching - 198 pages
 

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Page 43 - O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee ; mercifully grant that thy HOLY SPIRIT may in all things direct and rule our hearts, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
Page 104 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Page 167 - And if there be any of you whose conscience is troubled and grieved in any thing, lacking comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other discreet and learned priest, taught in the law of God, and confess and open his sin and grief secretly, that he may receive such ghostly counsel, advice, and comfort, that his conscience may be relieved, and that of us (as of the ministers of God and of the church) he may receive comfort and absolution...
Page 167 - God's mercy, and with a quiet conscience ; therefore, if there be any of you, who by these means cannot quiet his own conscience herein, but requireth further comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other Minister of God's Word, and open his grief ; that he may receive such godly counsel and advice, as may tend to the quieting of his conscience, and the removing of all scruple and doubtfulness.
Page 87 - ... experience (the only way of ascertaining the real value of Forms of Prayer), have been so much approved, that the compilation ranks, perhaps, as the first devotional work of the English Church, and it has been said, and re-echoed by many a devout soul ; "Pray with Bishop Andrewes for one week; and he will be pleasant in thy life ; and at the hour of death he will not forsake thee.
Page 184 - And inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me...
Page 87 - I had looked into a great many books, which were not commonly known at the Universities, where they seldom read any books but what are put into their hands by their tutors...
Page 92 - ... [Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips...
Page 180 - ... must class him, like Bunyan and Tolstoy, amongst those upon whose soul the iron of melancholy left a permanent imprint. His redemption was into another universe than this mere natural world, and life remained for him a sad and patient trial. Years later we can find him making such an entry as this in his diary : " On Wednesday the 12th I preached at a wedding, and had the happiness thereby to be the means of excluding carnal mirth.
Page 124 - GOD, give me grace to trust to thy neverfailing care and love those who are dear to me, for this life and the life to come ; knowing that thou art doing for them better things than I can desire or pray for ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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