Sermons for Sundays and Some Other Holidays of the Christian Year

Sermons for Sundays and Some Other Holidays of the Christian Year

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...already in prospect. But we must not be surprised. if we are not conquerors all at once. By little and little the Lord drove out the enemies of Israel, and it is, commonly, by little and little that He puts out ours. We must be prepared, therefore, for a continuous warfare. Sometimes we shall prevail over the temptation of the day--then we shall be encouraged: the next day, perhaps, we shall be defeated by it, and then we shall be humbled. Sometimes we shall look back, and feel that we have advanced: at other times we shall be conscious of a loss of ground, and then we shall betake ourselves afresh to humiliation and prayer. But, on the whole, there will be no doubt, so long as we continue to struggle, and to struggle by faith not in ourselves but in Christ, that we are making progress. Things which once seemed impossible will have become easy; things which once seemed irresistible will have been found conquerable in the name of Christ. Never indeed must we expect, while we remain in this world, to be left without employment for our armour: a man's besetting sin will commonly remain such to the end: but "patience worketh experience, and experience hope, and hope maketh not ashamed." By little and little, as it is written, our foes are giving way before us. Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and find us with His armour on, maintaining the post which He has assigned. Nor is this an arbitrary arrangement, but one designed and calculated for our good. "Thou mayest not destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee." The sudden and final discomfiture of our foes at the moment of our first onset would not, in all probability, promote but defeat our ultimate good. There is a lesson to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516591
  • 9781236516596