Sermons, Volumes 1-2

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Longman & Rees, 1801 - Sermons

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Page 73 - And behold, a woman in the city which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Page 174 - I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers ; and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
Page 166 - And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
Page 136 - For the poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
Page 3 - Whence, it may be asked, does this love of our country, this universal passion, proceed ? Why does the eye ever dwell with fondness upon the scenes of infant life ? Why do we breathe with greater joy the breath of our youth ? Why are not other soils as grateful, and other heavens as gay ? Why does the soul of man ever cling to that earth where it first knew pleasure and pain, and, under the rough discipline...
Page 180 - And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Page xviii - There is a bad taste in the language of sermons evinced by a constant repetition of the same scriptural phrases, which, perhaps, were used with great judgment two hundred years ago, but are now become so trite that they may, without any great detriment, be exchanged for others. " Putting off the old man — and putting on the new man," " The one thing needful," " The Lord hath set up his candlestick," " The armour of righteousness,
Page 4 - It cannot be this ; the most friendless of human beings has a country which he admires and extols, and which he would, in the same circumstances, prefer to all others under heaven. Tempt him with the fairest face of nature, place him by living waters under...
Page 7 - ... guides us to another world, by showing us how to act in this ; in precepts more, or less general, it enacts and limits every human duty; the world is the theatre where we are to show whether we are Christians in profession, or in deed; and there is no action of our lives which concerns the interests of others, in which we do not either violate or obey a Christian law ; I cannot, therefore, illustrate a moral duty, without, at the same time, enforcing a precept of our religion.
Page xxi - Why are we natural everywhere but in the pulpit? No man expresses warm and animated feelings anywhere else, with his mouth alone, but with his whole body; he articulates with every limb, and talks from head to foot with a thousand voices.

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