Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Cheltenham College

Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Cheltenham College

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Should we feel in ourselves the frequent wandering, the frequent coldness, which so often make our service all but lifeless? No! I think not. God grant us to believe, what is most true, that Christ calls us and welcomes us here, that it is He who speaks the Absolution, He who calls us to His own Holy Table, that His eye is upon our souls, His ear open, His voice ready to catch and offer up our prayers with His own holy intercession! Then shall each service feed our spiritual life, and make us ready for the worship of heaven, where our life shall be no longer hid, but revealed through Christ in God. Such, my brethren, is the inner life of devotion. God grant you to grow into it! Be not deceived by the common talk of society, in some respects peculiarly set now against an avowedly religious life. Be not discouraged in seeking it by your own weakness and sin. It is yours, as Christians; and if you seek it, " God is faithful and just" to give it you. If He gives, none can take it away; if He hides it in His own sacred presence, none can trouble it. In it Christ shall be one with you, and in His image you shall endure now, and shine forth hereafter. SERMON XIX Acts Xx. 32. "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among them who are sanctified." We enter to-day, my brethren, the Holy Week. The story of the Passion has been read in our ears, and some shadow of the Cross must surely have fallen upon our souls. Yet it is not on the doctrine of the Passion in itself that I would dwell to-day, lest I should anticipate the solemn thoughts and the deep mysteries, on which Good Friday will call us to meditate. Eemembering, as I cannot but do, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658225X
  • 9781236582256