Faint, Yet Pursuing; And Other Sermons

Faint, Yet Pursuing; And Other Sermons

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the first lesson for Advent YSunday opens with a loud call to repentance. The heavens and the earth are aroused to listen and give-ear while the Lord pleads with His people, setting before them their sins and His mercies. But it is the same with all parts of all the services of this solemn season. They tell us how He.who once came to dwell visibly amongst His people now dwells invisibly, though not less surely, among them by His Holy Word an;l sacraments; that by His "still small voice" speaking to us in them, He might prepare us for the day when the sound of His voice shall no longer gently invite, but shall shake earth and heaven in calling us to judgment. Shall we cut with a penknife and treat with contempt these terrible warnings and gracious invitations? " There was no room in the inn."--LUKE ii. 7. FTER the creation of the world, the birth of Christ is the most important event in history. To every single human being Christmas Day ought to be the greatest day in the year. Why? Because, when Christ was born, the mighty God revealed to His creatures who were feeling after and ignorantly worshipping Him, that His highest nature is loving and full of tender mercy. Christ's own words, " He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father also," teach us that His incarnation has enabled us to know the invisible and infinite God, as we need to know Him, and as mankind has always craved to know Him. On Christmas Day we assert our belief in the Divinity of Christ in such phrases as--" There was always something in the inconceivable and infinite God which had sympathy for and afiinity with human nature. There was, so to speak, a human side in God. What could be so expressed--the human side, the moral and...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759761
  • 9781236759764