Funeral Sermons and Outline Addresses; An Aid for Pastors

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Law - 182 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... V. He shall yet awake out of sleep. The night shall terminate, the morning dawn. The Master will call him at the set time, then he shall rise reinvigorated, refreshed, ready for new service. He shall awake never to sleep again. 1. Let tired laborers be encouraged. There is a time of rest. 2. Let mourners be comforted. Your loved ones, who served the Saviour, are only sleeping. They shall awake to newness of life. THE BREVITY OF HUMAN LIFE. BY THE REV. JONATHAN EDMONDSON. The days of our years are threescore years and ten: And if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.--Psalm Xc. Io. I. The period of human life is short. T")ASSING over the thousands and millions A who die in infancy, in youth, and in the bloom of life, we may say of all who attain the full age of man, that their life is "a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James iv. 14). It may fitly be compared to a post, a shadow, a flower, a flood, a dream, and a tale that is told. Our life appears short, when compared with Conclusion. the lives of the antediluvians. They lived many hundreds of years. The period of human life appears shorter still, when compared with the duration of the world. It is near six thousand years since the world was created. What a vast number of generations have passed away since then! When compared with eternity, our lives dwindle to a point. Those who entered upon eternity several thousand years ago are but now upon the borders of an endless duration; and when thousands and millions of ages are gone, they will be exactly in the same situation. What a great subject for the little mind of man to contemplate! Endless duration confounds our thought. What, then, ...

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