Yale Lectures on Preaching

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J.B. Ford, 1872 - Preaching - 263 pages
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Page 254 - But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children : so being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. For ye remember,
Page 35 - but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place ; and labor, working with our own hands ; being reviled, we bless ; being persecuted, we suffer it ; being defamed, we entreat ; we are made as the filth of the world, and are the oifscouring of all things unto this day.
Page 254 - our labor and travail : for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblamably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children.
Page 35 - for one moment what must have been the state of mind of the man who wrote such a thing as this : — " For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death ; for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ.
Page 11 - That the apostles were accustomed first to feel for a ground on which the people and they stood together ; a common ground where they could meet. Then they heaped up a large number of the particulars of knowledge that belonged to everybody ; and when they had got that knowledge, which everybody
Page 12 - about forty of them. When I had got through that, I turned round and brought it to bear upon them with all my might ; and there were seventeen men awakened under that sermon. I never felt so triumphant in my life. I cried all the way home. I said to myself: "Now I
Page 229 - and not to common life. Involved sentences, crooked, circuitous, and parenthetical, no matter how musically they may be balanced, are prejudicial to a facile understanding of the truth. Never be grandiloquent when you want to drive home a searching truth. Don't whip with a switch that has the leaves on, if you
Page ii - to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, BY JB FORD AND COMPANY, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. UNIVERSITY PRESS: WELCH, BIGELOW, & Co., CAMBRIDGE.
Page 254 - As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children.
Page 64 - Do you think you are more sensitive than thousands of God's best ministers have been ? But perhaps you love the praise of men more than the praise of God. The thing for you to do, then, is to train your approbativeness, so that, instead of delighting in the lower types of

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