Letters on missions

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Page 48 - majesty of meekness".—" giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry might not be blamed, but in all things approving themselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;-by pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by
Page xxxvi - employed. Its success in any country, hitherto, will not justify the christian church in saying, " By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent." Here, as in other departments of
Page 174 - Acts xiii. 46.—("It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you ; but seeing you
Page 31 - hence, metaphorically to desire earnestly, to express eagerness to obtain. It is the same word used 1 Tim. vi. 10. " The love of money is the root of all evil, which, while some coveted after," &c. Like the miser's passion for money, should the man of God desire—covet not the wages, but the work of the ministry. The other word
Page 135 - its glad tidings, is either the duty of christians or it is not. If it be the duty of one it is the duty of all, according to their ability. But in the case supposed the plea in effect is inability. I
Page 174 - of a man, who, faithfully as he may be preaching the gospel to a congregation of professed christians, is hiding in a corner among them the talent that might have told with effect against the fabric of heathen idolatry ? * Is there not reason to suspect that he may here find the secret cause of his
Page x - arguments derived from the Scriptures, to persuade us that it is our duty to engage in this good work ; but a condensed view of the knowledge and experience which have been acquired during the last thirty or forty years. What appear to be the best fields of
Page 146 - beat their swords into plough shares, and their spears into pruning hooks, and
Page 121 - own truth and faithfulness in fulfilling his promises, that by methods known to his infinite wisdom he would enlighten the dark places of the earth with the pure light of evangelical truth, and hasten the happy time foretold when the dominion of Christ
Page 164 - is not able to bring his lamb may bring his turtle doves or two young pigeons; and he who is not able to present even these may offer the tenth part of an ephah of fine flower. (Lev. v. 7, 11.) But there is a rigid requisition upon every individual up to

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