Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions

Fifty Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions

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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. 1707 edition. Excerpt: ...which hath Light and Heat together-0 which clears the Scriptures to the People's Capacities, and warms their Affections to Spiritual things. And it is hardly possible to mistake, as to the best Method of Preaching, if men do but judge. aright concerning the End and Design of it. For there must be Strength and Clearness to convince and a close Application to Men's Consciences, to excite and persuade them to the Practice of those things which men can hardly be ignorant of, and yet are very backward to do. And therefore this must be the chief Work and Business of our Preaching. Which none ought to undervalue or be asham'd of, who do in earnest believe God and another World 5 none ought to neglect, whose peculiar Office and Dignity it is to take Care of Men's Souls and none will be careless in it, who have a regard to their own or others Soul. For irt Tirfi # doing jhk, faith St. Pant to Timothy, speaking of his diligence in his, s" Function, Thou shalt both save thy self and th$m that hear thee as though a Man's a Man's own Salvation, and that of his Hearers, went together. That is indeed the most desirable thing in the World to be the Instruments of Dan.u. 3-carryingSouls to Heaven; for they who convert many to righteousness, shall pine as the flars for ever and ever: but yet, the most careful Endeavours do notalwaystneet with Success; and even our Blessed Saviour's Preaching, who spake as never man spake, was ineffectual to many; ( What then may we expect!) But this is our Duty, and the most likely way of doing good to Souls, as appears by our Saviour's own Practice; and if we do not meet with success to our desires, let us not give over doing tsi. 49. 9. our Duty; and fay, We have labour d in vain, and spent our strength for nought and in...
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  • English
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  • 9781236598776