Questions on the Sunday Evening Lessons: In the Church Service

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Page 94 - In the primitive times the Christians of all Churches on this day used this morning salutation, " CHRIST is risen ; " to which those who were saluted answered, " CHRIST is risen indeed;" or else thus, "and hath appeared unto Simon ;" a custom still retained in the Greek Church. And our Church, supposing us as eager of the joyful news as they were, is loth to withhold from us long the pleasure of expressing it ; and therefore, as soon as the absolution is pronounced...
Page 22 - The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
Page 103 - The holy men of old said, Remit and forgive unto all men whatsoever they have done against me. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil thing. For thine is the kingdom, and thou shall reign in glory for ever, and for evermore.
Page 13 - Wo to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, And to the fading flower of their glorious beauty ! To those, that are at the head of the rich valley...
Page 103 - Lord our God ; Hallowed be thy name, and let the remembrance of thee be glorified in heaven above, and upon earth here below.
Page 9 - Church thought it meet that such a mystery as this, though part of the meditation of each day, should be the chief subject of one, and this to be the day. For no sooner had our Lord ascended into heaven, and God's Holy Spirit descended upon the Church, but there ensued the notice of the glorious and incomprehensible Trinity, which before that time was not so clearly known.
Page 27 - One of the great delights in travelling through a pastoral country, is to see and to feel the force of the beautiful imagery in the Scriptures borrowed from pastoral life. All day long the shepherd attends his flock, leading them into "green pastures" near fountains of water, and he chooses a convenient place for them to "rest at noon.
Page 94 - ... her members to call upon one another ''to keep the feast; for that CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us, and is also risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept,
Page 51 - God, in bis mercy and zeal for his people, will rescue them from this miserable condition: that the Redeemer will come like a mighty hero to deliver them : he will destroy his enemies, convert both Jews and Gentiles to himself, and give them a new covenant, and a law, which shall never be abolished.
Page 59 - The ^Jf° of times of Gregory the Great. The design of them is to call us back from our Christmas feasting and joy, in order to prepare ourselves for fasting and humiliation in the approaching time of Lent; from thinking of the manner of Christ's coming into the world, to reflect upon the cause of it, viz. our own sins and miseries ; that so being convinced of the reasonableness of punishing and mortifying ourselves for our sins, we may the more...

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