Point and Purpose in Preaching (Classic Reprint)

Author: Elijah P. Brown

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Excerpt from Point and Purpose in Preaching A young woman, who had studied Latin for a couple Of weeks and then stopped, explained that She only wanted to get an insight into it, but to know anything about preaching we have got to go very much deeper than that. We must not only go at it, but keep everlastingly at it. Learning how to preach is much like learning how to swim. Others may tell us how to do it, but the thing that counts is the paddling we do ourselves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Pastor's Library

An Annotated Bibliography of Biblical and Theological Resources for Ministry

Author: Robert A. Yost

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 388

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In the spirit of Cyril Barber’s classic work from the 1970s, The Minister’s Library, Robert Yost provides students and pastors with expert guidance on building a working ministerial library. From Old and New Testament languages, lexical aids, and grammatical tools, to commentaries and theologies as well as pastoral resources, Yost is a trustworthy guide through the multiplicity of books that seem to just keep rolling off the presses. Far more than just a guide to commentaries as are so many works today, this resource is a balanced pastoral tool for pastors and students who are overwhelmed by the proliferation of literature in the fields of biblical and pastoral studies.

1896 and the Five Redemption Years

A Blade O' Grass (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Henry Bishop

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Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Excerpt from 1896 and the Five Redemption Years: A Blade O' Grass Christian men, even in these more enlightened times, have been wont to hide behind the letter of the Scripture, and to declare that they are not at fault God, in his infin ite wisdom, has not seen fit to save the world; or sinners, in the hardness of their hearts, have refused to be converted. God has not even inspired his disciples to work more dili gently for the world's salvation. As the inspiration for every good work must come from God, Christian people are not to blame for the unsatisfactory moral condition of man kind. Inferentially and theologically it is God who is at fault. The Christian church goes scot free of blame! The Word of God declares that it has pleased God, through the foolishness of preaching, to save those who believe. If we ignore the less positive teaching of the Scriptures upon this point, and make this text our Bible as far as this one point is concerned, it would seem that preaching is the only duly accredited means of saving the world. At least in apparent fidelity to this idea, the church has magnified the office of the preacher of the gospel until he stands almost alone as the human instrument of salva tion in the modern church. He alone is considered the evangelist of the gospel of Christ, and in every village and hamlet in Civilized countries there has been a pulpit erected for him, and our missionaries also occupy every point of vantage in heathen lands. Surely it would seem that the divine commission had been fulfilled. We have preached the gospel continually and are still preaching, preaching. Preaching; and yet the world is not saved. People will not even come into our churches and sit in the cushioned pews we have provided for them. We have certainly fulfilled the demands of the law, since the gospel is preached every where. What more is needed? Why is the world not saved? The Bible specifically makes faith the basis of salvation, and also teaches that the prayer of faith is duly answered. The church, reading the letter of the law in this respect, also, has established prayer-meeting rooms in connection with every place of worship, and its membership is dili gently exhorted to have greater faith in God, and in his power to save mankind from its sins. We have prayed times without number that the world might be saved, and that the church might receive a greater baptism of the Holy Spirit, and thus be better able to lead men to the Savior, but our prayers have not been answered. We have prayed diligently, and we have also paid for the preaching of the gospel in our churches, but still the world is not saved. What more can be lacking? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Dioscuri in the Christian Legends (Classic Reprint)

Author: J. Rendel Harris

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Social Science

Page: 74

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Excerpt from The Dioscuri in the Christian Legends We must not search for the stonecutter in that direction. Suppose, however, that we divide the word in another way. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Endowments of the University of Cambridge (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Willis Clark

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Reference

Page: 704

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Excerpt from Endowments of the University of Cambridge Some members of the senate having expressed to the vice chancellor their wishes that he would print and circulate in the University the W'ills, the Deeds of Foundations, and the Statutes of the respective Professorships, in order that the Professors may know what are required of them and the conditions under which they accept of their said Professorships: he complies with the wishes of these Members, not in the least intending by this compliance to interfere with the present professors of these Professorships, most of whom have been admitted into them in ignorance of the particular regulations by which they were to be governed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Economics and Syndicalism (Classic Reprint)

Author: Adam W. Kirkaldy

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Excerpt from Economics and Syndicalism The Industrial World is passing through a stage of acute unrest. The situation has not developed suddenly, nor was it unexpected by those who know what has been going on quietly for some years past. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Christian Point of View in the Study of the Bible

A Sermon Preached in Balliol College Chapel on Trinity Sunday, June 8, 1879 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas Kelly Cheyne

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Category: Religion

Page: 20

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Excerpt from The Christian Point of View in the Study of the Bible: A Sermon Preached in Balliol College Chapel on Trinity Sunday, June 8, 1879 Evangelical, but an appeal from, all material forms, whether of speech or of ceremony, to Jesus Christ, the only Mediator between God and man? Jesus Christ, and He alone, is the religion of Protestants. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

United States Congressional Serial Set

60th Congress, 1st Session; December 2, 1907-May 30, 1908 (Classic Reprint)

Author: United States Government Printin Office

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Category:

Page: 544

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Excerpt from United States Congressional Serial Set: 60th Congress, 1st Session; December 2, 1907-May 30, 1908 23 gross penholders, 43 gross penholders, assorted 25 gross penholders, assorted ll) gross penholders, 79 gross penholders, assorted 100 dozen copying cl. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Pattern in the Mount

And Other Sermons (Classic Reprint)

Author: Charles H. Parkhurst

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

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Excerpt from The Pattern in the Mount: And Other Sermons "Look that thou make them after the pattern that was showed thee in the mount." - Ex. xxv. 40. This occurs in the course of a lesson that the Lord was giving Moses on architecture. The tabernacle was not yet built. This lesson had primary reference to the tabernacle and its furniture. Moses when he went down from God on Sinai knew what he was going to build and how he was going to build it. The tabernacle was with him already a fact, a mental fact - as real a thing to him then, I suppose, as it was afterward when it stood out upon the plain a palpable affair of rams' skins, goats' hair, and shittimwood. The thought of a thing, the conception of it, is its first half and largest half. It is easier to pour in the molten iron than to make in the sand the mould into which it is to be poured. In the idea, the tabernacle was already finished and furnished. He had now only to go on and set up upon the ground in forms of wood, linen, and metal, the structure that in his mind was already forecast and divinely complete. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Story of Joseph, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Adam C. Welch

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

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Excerpt from The Story of Joseph, Vol. 3 The title of the present series is a sufficient indication of its purpose. Few preachers, or congregations, will face the long courses of expository lectures which characterised the preaching of the past, but there is a growing conviction on the part of some that an occasional short course, of six or eight connected studies on one definite theme, is a necessity of their mental and ministerial life. It is at this point the pro jeered series would strike in. It would suggest to those who are mapping out a scheme of work for the future a variety of subjects which might possibly be utilised in this way. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Sermon Preached at the Opening of the New Sabbath-School Rooms, of the Green Point Presbyterian Church, Noble Street, on Sabbath Morning, April 7, 1872 (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Howell Taylor

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 30

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Excerpt from A Sermon Preached at the Opening of the New Sabbath-School Rooms, of the Green Point Presbyterian Church, Noble Street, on Sabbath Morning, April 7, 1872 The words of Moses Aare not inappropriate words at this time, and to those who have built this house of God. That portion of Scripture in which we find the passage is full of promise, andgood cheer, and comfort. It predicts the restora tioh and ingathering of a scattered people; it declares that the Lord will make them plen teous in every work reminds them that He is their life tells them to be strong, and of good courage, and fear not for the Lord. He it is that doth go before thee: He will-not fail thee nor forsake thee and then commands, saying: Gather the people together. Men, and women, and children_, and thy stranger that is 'within thy gates. That they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law; and that Z/zesv' chiidren, which have not known anything, may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God. As long as ye live in the land.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sermon Composition

A Method for Students (Classic Reprint)

Author: George S. Hitchcock

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Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Excerpt from Sermon Composition: A Method for Students A certain bishop once asked Betterton, the actor, how he accounted for the fact that actors seemed to awaken so much more interest than preachers. Betterton replied: "Because actors through their training have the gift of making the fabulous appear real, whereas preachers make the real appear fabulous." The point of this not over-polite remark seems to be that preachers, as a rule, neglect training and preparation. Now no men can less afford to neglect them. The art of oratory consists of a series of rules framed to enable speakers to accomplish their object with the greatest possible completeness and effect. That object - to instruct and persuade his fellow-men - is the highest use to which man can put his marvellous endowment of speech. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Universal Christ

And Other Sermons; Preached in Liverpool (Classic Reprint)

Author: Charles Beard

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

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Excerpt from The Universal Christ: And Other Sermons; Preached in Liverpool Real way - Christ was with the Israelites in the desert, and that the source of their spiritual nourishment was the same as Paul made known and offered to the church of Corinth. In other words, there was in the Apostle's view a man Christ Jesus, a human figure of the first century, and a divine and universal Christ, always playing a part in the spiritual history of the race. There was a Christ who had been recently seen in the flesh by many, and a Christ who was a general spiritual fact. And perhaps the latter was to Paul the more real of the two. He thought less of Galilee and Jerusalem as the scenes of Christ's activity, than of the councils of Heaven and the long course of human history. And, at all events, it was no marvel to him that the Divine Personage who had long ago guided his people through the desert to the land of promise, slaking their daily thirst, and feeding them with food convenient for them, should have stooped down from heaven to remonstrate with his own obstinacy, and with a heavenly compulsion pressed him into his service. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Triumphant Certainties

And Other Sermons (Classic Reprint)

Author: Alexander Maclaren

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Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Excerpt from Triumphant Certainties: And Other Sermons Then there is a further step to be taken, and that is that this sonship of God, which is the result of being born agam, Is mediated and received by us through our faith. Remember the prologue of John's gospel, where, as a great musician will hint all his subsequent themes in his overture, he gathers up in one all the main threads and points of his teaching. There he says, To as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God. Long years afterwards, when an old man in Ephesus, he writes down in this last chapter of his first epistle the same truth which he there set blazing in the forefront of his gospel when he says, in the first verse of this chapter, Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. On condition, then, of a man's faith in Jesus Christ, there is communicated to him a new life direct from God, kindred with the Divine, and which dwells in him, and works in him precisely in the measure of his personal faith. That is the first point that I desire to establish. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Schism

A Sermon Preached at Bytown, Before the Eastern Clerical Association, on Thursday, January 10th, 1839, and Published at Their Request (Classic Reprint)

Author: Robert Vashon Rogers

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Category: Religion

Page: 22

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Excerpt from Schism: A Sermon Preached at Bytown, Before the Eastern Clerical Association, on Thursday, January 10th, 1839, and Published at Their Request These are but few of the many texts to the same point; sufficient, however, are they for my purpose. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Gospel and the Age

Sermons on Special Occasions (Classic Reprint)

Author: W. C. Magee

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 340

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Excerpt from The Gospel and the Age: Sermons on Special Occasions The sermons contained in this volume were preached, as their title states, on special occasions. They were selected for publication not as possessing, for that reason, any special merit, but because they were the only ones the publication of which was possible for their author. The preacher of what are called extempore sermons - that is to say, sermons not read from manuscript, but delivered from brief notes - cannot reproduce them in print unless they happen to have been taken down at the time by a reporter. Such reports can hardly ever be verbatim, and are for the most part more' or less imperfect and inaccurate. The process of revising them and of supplying their omissions, with a view to publica tion, is not an easy one, even when attempted after the lapse of a few days - still less so after that of years; and its results are rarely quite satisfactoryeither to the author or the reader. A sermon thus patched and mended has neither the freshness and point of the extempore nor the smoothness and sustained thought of the written composition. It is neither a religious speech, which the extempore sermon ought to be - nor a religious essay, which the written sermon ought to be; and it runs the risk of uniting the defects of both styles with the merits of neither. Such as it is, however, this method was the only one available for me, when, in compli ance with many and repeated requests, I employed the enforced leisure of a long convalescence in pre paring for the press those few sermons of mine which have been reported with sufficient accuracy to allow of the attempt to reproduce them in somewhat better form. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Preaching of the Cross, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Henry James Coleridge

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Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Excerpt from The Preaching of the Cross, Vol. 2 The present volume of the Public Life of our Lord is entirely occupied with the larger portion of the great addition made by St. Luke to the Evangelical history, as he found it after the labours of St. Matthew and St. Mark. This addition, which fills more than a third of his whole Gospel, contains his gleanings as to a part of our Lord's Life which had no chronicler before him, having been spent out of Galilee, and before the time came for the Passion. It thus happens that this volume is entirely devoted to passages of the third Gospel, as to which St. Luke is our only authority. It was a part of our Lord's teaching which left many traces behind it of which we gather the importance from the passage in the Acts in which St. Peter refers to the preaching of his Master in the country parts of Judaea, properly so called. Of this we have no other record in the Gospels. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The Leaven of the Kingdom of God, Or Christianity Leavening Common Life and Conversation

A Sermon (Classic Reprint)

Author: W. H. Lyttelton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 34

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Excerpt from The Leaven of the Kingdom of God, or Christianity Leavening Common Life and Conversation: A Sermon By forgetting these fundamental truths men have learnt contentedly to leave their common life unblest. Their opinions and ways of thinking and feeling on common subjects are lighted with no Heavenly light. Human life and the world, and its marriages, births, deaths, politics, daily joys and sorrows, are thought to have become, by a melancholy necessity, in their very nature, low earthly things, which cannot be made beautiful or heavenly, nor salted with any salt to keep them from cor ruption. Angels who live in Heaven may, they think, he like G01), and so may we, if we can become like angels, and separate from the earth but so long as we are engaged in earthly cares and thoughts we must be of the earth earthy - not made in Gon's image at all. This is to forget that great truth taught us at this season (christmas -the truth namely, that the son or Goo lived a common man's life, for the very purpose of show ing how the fulness of the Godhead may shine through the whole of it, and make birth, and marriage, and death, and every thing, beautiful and heavenly - as Goo is willing always to make them. In the following Sermon I have endeavoured to point out a test or means of self-examination, by the use of which we may discover how far this has been the case with us, and how far our habitual opinions and feelings are leavened with Christian leaven. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Conversion and Religious Experience (Classic Reprint)

Author: Rev. Oscar S. Kriebel

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

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Excerpt from Conversion and Religious Experience This treatise on Conversion and Religious Experience is the outgrowth of a special sermon preached about two years ago to the members and friends of my congregation on the general subject of salvation and religious experience. The request was made at that time that the sermon be put in writing and published for general distribution. An effort was made to carry out the wishes of friends, but lack of time prevented the completion of the task while the interest in the subject was fresh. Delays and postponements have been frequent since then, and it is only recently that time and strength seemed available to carry the unfinished work through to completion. During the last few months I have taken the opportunity of preaching three different sermons on the following phases of the subject under consideration: I. Conversion as a Radical Change; 2. Conversion through Christian Culture; 3. The Varieties of Religious Experience. In these discourses I endeavored to show that for the confirmed sinner a radical transformation in con version was necessary, as shown by the Bible and human experi ence, but that for the child of Christian parentage and Christian surroundings a process of gradual growth and development through Christian culture was the normal one and the one to be aimed at. I also endeavored to show why there is such a large variety of religious experience during the process of moral te construction and to point out the essential and the non - essential elements in Christian experience. The thoughts presented in the spoken discourses are somewhat elaborated in this treatise and reenforced and substantiated by frequent quotations from the works of the best modern writers on the subject. The form of the sermon has, therefore, largely given place to the method of treatment found most convenient in the tract or the printed book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Open-Air Preaching

A Practical Manual for Pastors, Evangelists, and Other Christian Workers (Classic Reprint)

Author: Edwin Hallock Byington

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Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Excerpt from Open-Air Preaching: A Practical Manual for Pastors, Evangelists, and Other Christian Workers In London I have seen street-preaching time and again. In fact, near the Tower Hamlet's mission, on the broad sidewalk, I have seen two services going on at the same time, the one not more than two hundred feet from the other, and in one the Gospel was being proclaimed red-hot, while in the other equally red-hot atheism was being set forth. Men went from the one to the other, and yet all was done decently and in order. I was pleased to see that the Gospel preacher got and held a larger audience than the infidel. In New York this same method has been adopted with marked results. It makes with us very little difference what the weather is. The people will stand and listen even if the thermometer is down to the freezing point, and the rain makes not much change in their attendance. Where the preaching is regular, there are always those who will come week after week, and if there are tenement houses near, they will throw up the windows and listen to the truth. We have also used the stereopticon in giving pictures Of the life of Christ, - and this is a very popular service. If held outside of the church, you can then at the close of the service get many to enter who could be gotten hold of in no other way. But what is the use of saying anything more on the subject when it is so fully discussed in this volume? All that is needed in an introduction is that the writer should commend that which is to be found in'the vo'lume, and say that he is in hearty accord with it. This I do with all my heart, and commend the practice to all who Wish to Obey their Master's injunctions, and 'f go out into the high ways and hedges and compel them to come in. Mr. Byington has done a most needed work, and has done it well, and now only one thing remains, and that is for the readers of the book to carry out the practical suggestions that they will find in its pages. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.