Life of Bishop Stewart of Quebec

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General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union and Church Book Society, 1859 - 137 pages
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Page 91 - Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness ; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of GOD.
Page 93 - Christ) which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit ; That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, by the Gospel...
Page 104 - Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection ; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Page 27 - Christ, that you have in remembrance, into how high a dignity, and to how weighty an office and charge ye are called: That is to say, to be Messengers, watchmen, and stewards of the Lord; to teach, and to premonish, to feed and provide for the Lord's family; to seek for Christ's sheep that are dispersed abroad, and for his children who are in the midst of this naughty world, that they may be saved through Christ for ever.
Page iv - I wish you would never miss the prayer days ; yet I do not mean you should despise sermons, even of the preachers you dislike, for the discourse is often much better than the man, as sweet and clear waters come through very dirty earth.
Page 27 - LORD ; to teach, and to premonish, to feed and provide for the LORD'S family...
Page iv - Go constantly to church, whoever preaches ; the act of devotion in the common prayer book is your principal business there, and if properly attended to, will do more towards amending the heart than Sermons generally can do. For they were composed by men of much greater piety and wisdom than our common composers of sermons can pretend to be...
Page 48 - Christ, that it could cheerfully sacrifice luxuries, and even be indifferent to comforts, if, by so doing, it might better enjoy the sweet luxury of doing good. The outer door opened into an apartment which served the double purpose of parlour and dining-room. The only furniture was a plain deal table, and a few wooden or rushbottom chairs, together with a large chest, which served as a depository of Bibles, Prayer-books, and tracts for distribution, and which, when the number of guests was greater...
Page 70 - ... kind. The farmer's family, who lived below, boarded him and his servant. Soon after my arrival, I was seized with an attack of illness, and he immediately gave me up his room, and made shift for himself in some other part of the house ; how, I know not. " And here, buried in the woods, and looking out upon the dreary landscape of snow, some thousands of miles away from all his connexions, many of whom were among the highest nobility of...
Page 56 - ... only the instructor, but the familiar companion of the virtuous in the humblest stations of life. As an illustration of this, I well recollect hearing a very poor, but intelligent and pious woman, express her grateful surprise that Mr. Stewart would sometimes call at her log hut, and, seated on the block of wood which poverty compelled her to use as a substitute for a chair, would converse with her upon the holy themes of religion, as freely and kindly as though she had been the finest lady in...

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