Explanatory Discourses on the Epistles in the Book of Common Prayer, for Every Sunday in the Year, and the Principal Festivals

Explanatory Discourses on the Epistles in the Book of Common Prayer, for Every Sunday in the Year, and the Principal Festivals

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...the prize. This direction is given at large by the apostle when writing to the Hebrews; he says, Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.61 Here we learn, that if we would run this race, we must lay aside every thing that would encumber us on our way; we must avoid all sin, we must turn from every evil way, we must forsake all evil practices, however pleasing to our natural inclination they may be, however alluring, however urgently they may press upon us for compliance with them; and our eye must be singly directed to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. We must put our trust in Him alone for the salvation of our souls. Without this our course cannot be a Christian course. It must be entered on by faith in Christ and love to Him, and it must be continued by a life of obedience to His commandments, and of self-denial in every thing which God has forbidden, however gratifying to our fallen nature it would be to comply with 60 Matthew vii. 13, 14. 61 Hebrews xii. 1, 2. the temptations of our spiritual enemies, or mortifying to resist them. We must renounce, not in profession only, but in reality, the world, the flesh, and the devil. As we are not able of ourselves to do this, we must seek earnestly the grace of the Holy Spirit to enable us to pursue our course so as to please God. And, Thirdly, The object is to be kept in view continually, for which we have set out on our race. We are so to run, that we may obtain. We are to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820231
  • 9781236820235