The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Sermons

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...heroism of the past, and resort, in your own personality and action, to a do-nothing, inactive, contemplative, and self-enjoying life. If you are in the heroic line prove it by showing the heroic spirit. You are not in the heroic line; you did not come out to church the other night because you thought it was going to rain; so you have nothing to do with this verse, and don't look as if you had. You have nothing to do with it, because you declined to subscribe to send the missionaries away, to tell the story of the heroic Cross. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with martyrs, let us be martyrs. Do not let the line of succession break down at our individuality. Do not let it be said on the gravestone, "Cowardice began here; up to this man the family history was one of heroic heroism, noble courage, spiritual audacity, self-denial, selfcrucifixion, but this man violated historic sequence, and set up in his family an element and a symbol of cowardice." We do not like such " Wherefores "; they grip us, they arrest us, they talk right into us, they make us ashamed of ourselves. What have we to do if we would follow out the tradition of the elders, prove ourselves in some sort worthy of the historic succession in which our lives are found?" Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us." What is that sin? You have slept through a good many sermons in which it has been expounded. What is it? You think every schoolboy knows what the besetting sin is. Very good, let any schoolboy stand up and tell me; let the oldest man in the company stand up and expound it. We have heard our dear father-pastors talk to us about this, and we have comfortably dozed through all their exposition of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829891
  • 9781236829894