Explanations of the Church Service; Or, a Series of Thoughts on the Lessons, Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, for Young Readers, with Questions for Us

Explanations of the Church Service; Or, a Series of Thoughts on the Lessons, Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, for Young Readers, with Questions for Us

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ..." Fight the good fight of faith." That is what you must do. You are made in your baptism soldiers of Jesus Christ; you must fight against the devil, your enemy. Do not be afraid, young soldier; your great Captain, Jesus Christ, will take care of you, and if you obey Him, and fight bravely, you will surely conquer in the end. SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. N the First Morning Lesson to-day, you read how God placed the beautiful rainbow in the clouds, as a sign that He would never again send a flood to destroy the earth. The Second Lesson is very important, because we read there about the conversion of the first Gentiles. The Jews, you know, had many laws about not eating certain animals which they called unclean. God chose to give them these laws, and it was right to obey them until Jesus came; but God did not bid us to use such laws after that. The Jews also kept themselves aloof from the Gentiles; and, at first, the apostles did not preach the Gospel to the heathen. So God Bent a dream to St. Peter, to show him that he was not to call any tiling common or unclean ', and that the Gentiles should be taught to be Christians as-well as the Jews. After this dream, St. Peter went directly to the house of Cornelius; and, after preaching to him and his friends, he baptized them and brought them into the Church. Thus, you see, he opened the doors of the Church to the Gentiles, as well as to the Jews. In the Collect we pray to God to take care of us, and make us love and fear Him always; because He never fails to help and govern those who serve Him. St. John teaches us again, in the Epistle, that we must love God and our neighbor, if we want to be God's children. In the Gospel you read the story of the man who made a great supper, and asked many...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543556
  • 9781236543554