Colossian and Philemon Studies; Lessons in Faith and Holiness

Colossian and Philemon Studies; Lessons in Faith and Holiness

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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. 1898* edition. Excerpt: ...that I ow'd was fully paid By my Emmanuel. Sabinb HOL Y LIBERTY IN UNION WITH CHRIST Hake me a captive, Lord, And then I shall be free; Force me to render up my sword And I shall conqueror be: I sink in life's alarms When by myself I stand; Imprison me within Thine arms, And strong shall be my hand. G. Mathesom, D.D CHAPTER VIII HOLY LIBERTY IN UNION WITH CHRIST Colossians ii. 16-23 ST PAUL has unfolded something of the treasures hidden for us in our Lord Jesus Christ. He has disclosed to us the bright depths of the divine " Fulness," all embodied in Him, so that we, being in Him, are filled full ot It. He has told us that our union with Him is a spiritual circumcision, an act powerful for our purification, and also the pledge of all the gifts of the better Covenant. He has led us up to the Cross of Calvary, and shewn us there the death-warrant of the broken Law, pierced with the nails that pierced the Lord, cancelled for ever by His precious death in our stead; we, His members, enjoy the " forgiveness of all our trespasses" because our Head has suffered for them. And then He has lifted the veil of the Unseen, to shew us the awful personal powers of evil spoiled of their prey, conquered in what seemed their hour of conquest, led along in triumph by our King, who has transfigured the Cross into the car of victory. It is Jesus Christ, always and everywhere. The invaders of the Colossian mission had never indeed professed to banish Him out of their system; but they did not enthrone Him in it everywhere and always; and it is this which His servant cannot tolerate. Such is Jesus Christ that He cannot but claim to be "all things in all things" to us, if we would be Christians indeed. The programme of our personal religion must be nothing short of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680197
  • 9781236680198