The Life of Edward Henry Bickersteth D. D., Bishop and Poet: Bishop of Exeter 1885-1900

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1907 - 222 pages
 

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Page 211 - Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith : or ministry, let us wait on our ministering : or he that teacheth, on teaching : or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Page 52 - God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all, making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ...
Page 213 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Page 212 - Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God ; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone ; in whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : in whom ye also are builded together, for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Page 206 - And all Priests and Deacons are to say daily the Morning and Evening Prayer either privately or openly, not being let by sickness, or some other urgent cause.
Page 31 - Christian saw the picture of a very grave person hang up against the wall, and this was the fashion of it : It had eyes lifted up to heaven, the best of books in his hand, the law of truth was written upon its lips, the world was behind his back, it stood as if it pleaded with men, and a crown of gold did hang over his head.
Page 70 - ... there is one body and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in all ; and thus may we love each other as brethren.
Page 52 - I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant ; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan ; and now I am become two bands.
Page 20 - He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.
Page 121 - Our years are like the shadows On sunny hills that lie, Or grasses in the meadows That blossom but to die ; A sleep, a dream, a story By strangers quickly told, An unremaining glory Of things that soon are old.

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