Joseph Parker, D.D; His Life and Ministry. Minister of the City Temple, London...

Joseph Parker, D.D; His Life and Ministry. Minister of the City Temple, London...

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... 20th anniversary of the service Dr. Parker observed: "I have done nothing in it, I have simply said, ' Lord, speak through me.' I have hardly ever known one sentence I was going to utter, but I knew every thought I wished to explain and to enforce." The One Thousandtfl Noonday service was held on Thursday, une 30th, 1892. The occasion was a memorable one. The building was crowded to overflowing, and many leading ministers, including the late Dr. ohn Pulsford, and laymen, who could not be present, sent letters of congratulation. To commemorate the event a stained glass window was placed in the City Temple at a cost of 150. When resuming the service after the summer holiday on the first Thursday in October, 1900, Dr. Parker remarked that he thought he saw signs that the Thursday morning service "is, by the blessing of God, going to take a new lease of life," and went on to observe that he had never preached upon collisions, earthquakes, great railway accidents, or even general elections. If enlarging congregations, and intenser interest in the utterances and greater devotion to the person of the preacher indicatea new lease of life, then certainly the Thursday service has entered upon it. The vitality of the service is of course explained by the perennial freshness and vigour of its central figure. Dr. Parker seems to have learned the secret of rejuvenation; he is continually renewing his youth and receiving fresh accessions alike of spiritual power and physical health. He has his periods of depression when he talks of giving up his work and hiding himself in some obscure corner until the final summons; but these moods pass away, he attacks his work with added zest, and astonishes himself not more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796438
  • 9781236796431