Sermons by the Late Thomas Chalmers, D.D. LL.D. Illustrative of Different Stages in His Ministry

Sermons by the Late Thomas Chalmers, D.D. LL.D. Illustrative of Different Stages in His Ministry

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...inadequacy of his own strength to meet the coming trial and to conquer it, he would have feared, and feared on the right ground. Had this fear clothed him with humility, and caused him to transfer his dependence from himself unto the Saviour, he would have been courageous, and courageous on the right ground--and it were a confidence that would not have been put to shame, for then would he have been in the way of the promise-----that the God who resisteth the proud giveth grace unto the humble. The history of this apostle after the resurrection illustrates the matter still more. It is quite palpable that he then underwent a great moral transformation, and conducted himself with a decision and an energy before unknown to him--preaching the word with all boldness, and, with only one recorded exception, doing the whole work of an apostle in a way the most firm and unfaltering--insomuch that faithful to his dangerous com mission, he kept by it in the face of imprisonments and persecutions, and at length closed an honourable life by the agonies of a painful martyrdom. Now, what was it that caused this revolution? What new and better principle was that which seems now to have sustained him? Be assured that it consisted in his now fearing on the right ground, and in his having faith on the right ground. He feared when and where it was proper, and he feared not when and where it was proper. When, on looking to the trials that beset or that awaited him, he measured them with his own strength, then he had the fear--when he measured them with the strength of the Lord Jesus, then he had the faith. In a word, he put no confidence in himself, knowing that in himself, that is, in his flesh, there dwelt no good thing--he put all his confidence in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989848
  • 9781236989840