Manual of the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, Mass

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Printed at the Riverside Press, 1873 - 64 pages
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Page 29 - Whosoever . therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Page 5 - I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works ; and the last to be more than the first.
Page 35 - For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Page 37 - As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Page 33 - The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.
Page 21 - Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus : that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 24 - Secondly: That the religious doctrines professed believed and taught by the Members of the said Christian Mission are and shall for ever be as follows: — 1 We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
Page 6 - What hours of temptation may overtake these churches, is not for us to say. Only the Lord doth many times so order things, that when his people have made a good confession, they shall be put upon the trial one way or other, to see whether they have (or who among them hath not) been sincere in what they have done.
Page 33 - The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.
Page 27 - ... encouragement to attend upon them, and renders all hopes of conversion in the neglect of means eminently presumptuous. " You believe that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and of the unjust, when all must stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and receive a sentence of retribution, according to the deeds done in the body ; and that the wicked will go into punishment, and the righteous into life, both of which will never end.

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