Paths to Power; Central Church Sermons

Paths to Power; Central Church Sermons

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Nothing, therefore, more closely exhibits the method of Christ in history and the character of His influence over the soul. When He said to those disciples to give five barley loaves and two small fishes to five thousand, He disclosed to the world the fact that the mightiest factor of spiritual economies is the invisible, and when, after they were filled, He said "Gather up the fragments, that nothing be lost, ' He then indicated to mankind that, after a small power has been touched by Him, its littleness becomes greatness. This greatness was attested in its very fragments which must not be lost. Both are phases of one principle in His kingly policy. God in nature and God in Christ is one. The whole philosophy of the Invisible Kingdom lies in this. Creation and Incarnation manifest God in two ways. When the creation speaks to the scientist, every square foot of turf and every planet of the sky proclaim a severe economy, which, at the first, like Christ, seems to promise more than it can fulfill; but at last it says to the serving laws and forces of nature: "Gather up the fragments, that nothing may be lost." When God speaks in the Incarnation, Jesus has the same firm footing on the validity of the unseen and the same care for all fragments. God in nature is ever gathering up the waste. Like the Christ of God among men, He will have nothing left in the world that is not taken up into obedient hands. The grass that is left, when the feast of summer closes with the ices of the year, is to become material help to other grasses to live and grow well; the crumbling mountains become rich alluvial deposits, and the broken river bank is carried on to make a wide meadow. The winds gather pollen from the flowers, and the earth has gathered the raindrops, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665813
  • 9781236665812