Centennial History of American Methodism, Inclusive of Its Ecclesiastical Organization in 1784 and Its Subsequent Development Under the Superintendency of Francis Asbury; With Sketches of the Character and History of All the Volume 3

Centennial History of American Methodism, Inclusive of Its Ecclesiastical Organization in 1784 and Its Subsequent Development Under the Superintendency of Francis Asbury; With Sketches of the Character and History of All the Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...17 80 he wrote in his Journal, at a certain place: "I proposed meeting the children when I came again. I appointed a place for them to sit, and desired the parents to send a note with each, letting me know the temper and those vices to which the child might be most subject." A few days later he records: "I gave an exhortation, took down the names of the children, and spoke to some of them. I desired the preachers to meet the children when they came along--an important but much neglected duty. To the shame of ministers be it spoken." In January, 1801, he wrote: "I feel deeply affected for the rising generation. Having resolved to catechise the children myself, I procured a Scripture Catechism, and began with Brother Horton's. To this duty I purpose to attend in every house where leisure and opportunity may permit." In 1806 he wrote: "A few young people are under the operations of grace here; among whom are the two children of George Pickering--my namesake, Asbury, aged about ten; and Maria, still younger." Near to the close of his life he wrote: "I remember the little children." The venerable Boehm says Bishop Asbury was very fond of children. " They would run to meet him, and then receive his blessing. They gathered round his knees and listened to his conversation. He would sometimes place them upon his knee and teach them the following lesson: . "Learn to read, and learn to pray; Learn to work, and learn to obey." Then he would show the benefit of learning those lessons: 'Learn to read, to make you wise; learn to pray, to make you good; learn to work, to get your living; learn to obey, that you may be obeyed.' " One day we were...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802969
  • 9781236802965