Virginia Baptist Ministers Volume 3

Virginia Baptist Ministers Volume 3

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...up by eyes expressive of a quick and active intelligence; his voice, which even at fourscore retained much of the compass and power of earlier days, was sweet and musical, delicately modulated to the varying emotions of the mind. His personal bearing was modest and retiring, but always agreeable, attractive, and winning. He was a man of kindly and pleasing, rather than of impressing and imposing, presence. In the natural relations of life, Brother Garnett was upright and exemplary; a man of untiring industry, he was diligent in business as well as fervent in spirit. A bountiful provider for his family; a firm, yet equable and kind, ruler of his household; a good husband, father, and master; an honest man; a frank and generous neighbor; a useful citizen--he secured and preserved, through a long life, the respect and confidence of all who knew him. As a preacher he was plain, and wholly devoid of effort at oratory or fine speaking. His favorite themes were those most closely connected with the cross; and his preaching was characterized by a clearness of conception and a plainness and accuracy of statement, which made it always instructive, while his illustrations, being drawn chiefly from the sacred writings, rendered his people more familiar with the Bible than is ordinarily the lot of sermon hearers. Although, as I have said, his sermons were devoid of oratorical effort or display, yet they were not without that earnestness and feeling, which often lifted them into true oratory, and gave them power among the people. He labored not without many proofs of the power of his ministry in the conversion of sinners, and the edification of the saints. In the administration of church affairs he was preeminent for a sound and judicious...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974328
  • 9781236974327