A preacher's story of his work

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The Outlook company, 1903 - 244 pages
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Page 45 - Is it true, O Shadrach, and Meshach, and Abed-nego ! do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? " Now if ye be ready, that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music...
Page 238 - First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh.
Page 208 - ... superb mental endowments will not enable him to secure the great end for which his office has been instituted ; but if he has been successful in conveying that impression, he has proved his fitness for his work, even if he have no grace of oratory or charm of diction. " By manifestation of the truth to commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God...
Page 125 - The Church ought to be able to fit herself to new conditions. She is like a fisherman accustomed to earn his bread at catching herrings ; presently the run of herrings goes away from that section of the sea ; in their place comes a tremendous run of smelts. If the fisherman could change his net, he would be a richer man than before, because smelts are better fish ; but he starves because he cannot change the size of the meshes.
Page 144 - I found that the senior, being only human, arrogated to himself certain rights which were not helpful to 144 him or to his junior brothers. Then I got the inspiration that each of my clergy should be the senior assistant for one week in a month; during that week he is officer of the week, so to speak, as a cadet at West Point is selected to be officer of the day ; he must see the people, take the funerals...
Page 146 - ... temperaments and types of intellectual attitude are provided for in the inclusiveness of an order of worship not fashioned for the occasion, but the product of the whole growth' of Christianity. In the nonliturgical churches there is an increasing number of men and women who share Dr. Rainsford's feeling : I cannot conceive of any man, whose religious life is earnest, who does not find himself more comforted and uplifted by the use of written prayers, especially when he has a collection of the...
Page 91 - Britain the average time of transition from ita to to would be at the end of the second or beginning of the third year.
Page 166 - If a man would minister successfully, he must have his finger on the pulse of the community where he is and know how it beats.
Page 179 - I am not seeking to defend them — their treatment of the " scab " is wrong ; they assume an unmoral position which they have learned from the rich, like the Standard Oil Company and others ; but fundamentally they are trying to build up something bigger than personal fortune. As a basis...
Page 206 - Eunomius during the succeeding reign, and innovated about the other doctrines of Eunomius and about the divine baptism. They asserted that baptism ought not to be administered in the name of the Trinity, but in the name of the death of Christ. It appears that Eunomius broached no new opinion on the subject, but was from the beginning firmly attached to the sentiments of Arius, and remained so. After his elevation to the bishopric of Cyzicus, he was accused by his own clergy of introducing innovations...

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