A Congregational Manual; Theory And Practice, For The Use Of Ministers, Churches And Deliberative…

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWilliam Eleazar Barton

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... God to associate ourselves together four times in ye compass of a year, viz: The 1 Wednesday in Peby.; ye 1 Wednesday in May; ye 1 Wednesday in August, and ye 1 Wednesday in November, with a view to promote Religion in ourselves & among our People; & we agree that ye Association shall be under ye following regulations, in general: ' 1. We will endeavor to order ye Business of our families & of'our particular callings in such a manner before hand as that we may attend ye Association at ye time & place appointed, with as little Inconveniency as may be. "2. At each meeting we will choose a Moderator & also a Scribe to keep the minutes of ye Transactions of ye Association. "3. In as much as ye revival of Religion depends upon ye outpourings & gracious Influence of ye Spirit of God, for which He hath said yt He will be enquir'd of by ye house of Israel, therefore we will (if other nessary Buisness dont prevent) spend a very Considerable part of our time in prayer therefor. "4. We will have at least one publick Sermon preach 'd for ye Benefit of ye people in ye Town where we shall meet, by such of our Number as we shall nominate. "5. We will consult from time to time what measures we Judge will most Conduce to revive Religion in our selves & among our people, & also assist one another in difficult Cases. "6. 'If any Candidate for the Ministry shall apply to us for approbation, we will take pains to know & to satisfie ourselves as to his qualifications for ye Sacred Work. "7. We will hear & consider any regular Complaints or Petitions that shall be preferred to us, & give our best advice thereon; not assuming any authoritie, but with a view to promote Christian Purity and Peace. "8. We will endeavour to strengthen the hands, preserve the Reputation &...

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... God to associate ourselves together four times in ye compass of a year, viz: The 1 Wednesday in Peby.; ye 1 Wednesday ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217150179

ISBN - 13:9780217150170

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