Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Rev. Matthias Bruen: Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, in Bleecker Street, New York

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J. P. Haven and C. G. and H. Carvil, 1831 - Clergy - 358 pages

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Page 326 - For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Page 326 - And though it is said, this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall put on immortality...
Page 194 - Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
Page 326 - I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and he that liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Page 4 - This excellent mechanism of matter and mind, which, beyond any other of His works, declares the wisdom of the Creator, and which, under His guidance is now passing the season of its first preparation, shall stand up anew from the dust of dissolution, and then, with freshened powers, and with a store of hard-earned and practical wisdom for its guidance, shall essay new labours — we say not perplexities and perils — in the service of God, who by such instruments chooses to accomplish His designs...
Page 326 - Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting ? O grave, where is thy victory ? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 4 - ... in the service of God who by such instruments chooses to accomplish His designs of beneficence. That so prodigious a waste of the highest qualities should take place, as is implied in the notions which many christians entertain of the future state, is indeed hard to imagine. The mind of man, formed as it is, to be more tenacious of its active habits, than even of its moral dispositions, is, in the present state...
Page 27 - God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
Page 160 - ... the contributions, which it is capable of furnishing to the stock of knowledge, possessed by an individual, exhibited more clearly, and decisively, than in his example. At the same time his own conversation was so agreeable, and intelligent, and his manners so engaging, that his company was coveted by all his numerous acquaintance. His life, also, was without a stain ; and, on his integrity, candour, and justice, his countrymen placed an absolute reliance.

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