Lectures on Preaching and Sermon Construction

Lectures on Preaching and Sermon Construction

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... is an appropriate subject at the present time because of the moral chaos which the war has left behind. Hatred has blinded the soul to justice, and hardened it against mercy; and spitefulness, and the desire for revenge, have wounded love. In many hearts love is crucified by the remnant of those passions which the war has awakened; and God is Love. Even those who are too good, or too anaemic, to sin boldly by yielding to hatred and revenge, yet indulge in a petty spitefulness, the pricks of the crown of thorns of those who are not bold or bad enough to pierce the Sacred Heart with the spear. 1. JuneMEnr.--(1) It is to be noticed that throughout the Bible Judgment is often linked with Mercy as the attribute of God. In order not to exhaust your patience, I propose to speak of Justice this morning, and of Mercy at Evensong. But do not allow them to be separated in your heart. (2) Definitions of Justice---lst: That essential perfection in God whereby He is infinitely righteous and just, both in His nature and in all His proceedings with His creatures. Ps. lxxxix. 14: " Righteousness and Judgment are the foundation of Thy throne: Mercy and Truth go before Thy face." 2nd Def.: That political virtue which renders to every man his due--(a) Distributive, which concerns princes and magis JUDGMENT AND MERCY 163 trates, etc.; (b) commutative, which concerns all persons in their dealings with one another. 2. OFFICIAL JUncMENr--Difliculty.-" How can we avoid judging others, when it is our duty to represent God's righteousness and moral government to the world?" Answer.--(1) Our Lord's words "judge not " do not apply to those who are commissioned to judge on behalf of the community. (2) He Himself, to whom all...
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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889401
  • 9781236889409