Bible Echoes; Addresses To The Young: addresses to the young

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byJames Wells

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ...footprints, especially the little footprints He has left for little feet. "It is written," Luther says, "that an old bishop longed to know what Jesus did in His youth. His prayer was answered in a dream. He seemed in his sleep to see a carpenter in his shop, and a little boy at his side gathering chips. Then a maiden clothed in green came in, and called them to their meal, and set porridge before them. 'Why does that man stand there?' the little boy said (the bishop was standing at the door), 'shall he not also eat with us V This so frightened the bishop that he awoke." Luther adds, "Whether this be fable or a true story, I none the less believe Christ in His childhood looked and acted like other children, in fashion like a man, yet without sin." Yes; I believe that the child Jesus led a quiet, sweet, simple life, just like the other village children, yet without sin. There was nothing strained, or unearthly, or terror-striking about Him. Thus His youth is described in a single verse, "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." His outward life was so natural and pleasant, that He was a universal favourite, as we say. He also lived in childhood for us, leaving every youth an example that he should follow His steps. In the boyhood of Jesus I can discover only three things: He wrought as a carpenter; He was obedient to His parents; and He was godly. His life, like the life of every boy, had three circles--the social life, the home-life, and the inner life. We begin with the outermost, and the widest circle, whence we shall find our way to the centre. i. His Social Life.--There can be no doubt that He was a village carpenter till His thirtieth year;--don't start back from it. He made yoke...

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ...footprints, especially the little footprints He has left for little feet. "It is written," Luther says, "that an old bishop long...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217444407

ISBN - 13:9780217444408

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