The British Pulpit, Consisting of Discourses by the Most Eminent Living Divines, in England, Scotland, and Ireland, Accompanied with Pulpit Sketches, to Which Are Added, Scriptural Illustrations, and Selections on the Office, Volume 1

The British Pulpit, Consisting of Discourses by the Most Eminent Living Divines, in England, Scotland, and Ireland, Accompanied with Pulpit Sketches, to Which Are Added, Scriptural Illustrations, and Selections on the Office, Volume 1

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...my friends, you profess to have appreciated the character, the work, and the excellences of Christ, and to be influenced by love to him. You have avowed your attachment to him in the most solemn and public manner, and you are bound by every consideration of duty and consistency habitually to act under the constraining influence of love to Christ. The pulse of this heavenly affection ought to beat strongly and steadily within you, so long as your heart retains its natural warmth. Your love to Jesus must not blaze like a meteor, but burn like the sun. No combination of external circumstances must quench the pure flame of heavenly affection to the Saviour. Providence may frown, friends may disclaim you, or, like the leaves in autumn, may drop into the grave--health may depart--the languor of disease and the fell grasp of death may paralyze your faculties; biit whatever you may have to encounter from the attacks of enemies without, or suffer from within, endeavour never to allow the ardour of your love to cool. So long as it is in vigorous exercise, it will bear you up over every calamity. You will not hesitate to suffer for Him who did so much for you. Seek then to have your love fed with the holy as your war-cry the words of inspiration, "God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." The text calls on Christians, 3d. To be faithful in maintaining the royal authority of the Saviour, and his headship over his church.--Jesus was foretold by the prophet as a priest on his throne, intimating very forcibly that he would unite in himself the offices of a king and of a priest; that while he would come in all the meekness of a lamb to be slain, and in all...show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526937
  • 9781236526939