The School of Christ; Plain Sermons to Children on the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments

The School of Christ; Plain Sermons to Children on the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...is given unto Him. We are the clay, and God is as the potter, forming us and shaping us as He will. "Thine is the glory;" not ours, but God's. We say that a general has won a glorious victory, or an artist has produced a glorious picture, or carved a glorious statue, but the glory is God's; He it is Who enables us to do these things. My children, in all we do, in our prayers, and in our work, let us always put God first, let His honour and praise have the chief place. "Whether ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God," for " Thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." Notice that word "Amen," with which we always end our prayers. It means true, or verily, and we end our prayers with it to show that we believe what we have said or heard. When people have to sign a legal document they do so in the presence of witnesses, by placing their finger upon a seal, and saying, " I deliver this is my act and deed." Well, Amen is the seal to our prayer. We mean that what we have just prayed is no mere form, but our solemn belief, and act, and deed. You will remember how the Catechism ends its explanation of the Lord's Prayer; after we have prayed that God will give us grace to serve, worship, and obey Him as we ought, to send us all things needful for our souls and bodies, to forgive us our sins, to guard us against temptation, to deliver us from sin and the power of the Evil One, we are taught to say, " All this I trust He will do of His mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore I say, Amen, so be it." The chief word for us to think about is trust. When we pray to God we must not think--I hope God will hear me; perhaps He will have...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580079
  • 9781236580078