Chapters On Preaching; A Manual For The Guidance Of Young Preachers

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Fletcher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... and their denunciation of its practices. They overcame the world, resisting its allurements and defying its threats. (3) They found, therefore, that the fear of God and faith in Him were the secret of true life here and now. They knew but little of life after death; their notions were dim and shadowy, as we see in Job and the Psalms; but here and now they found satisfaction and guidance in God Himself. The Jew had learned to think of temporal prosperity as the mark of the favour of God; as the reward of a man's goodness; but when the evident exceptions to this perplexed believers, they were still sure that the good man had the best of it whatever his adversities might be. God Himself was a greater possession than any earthly good. And they gradually saw that there was profit in affliction; that God used adversity to chasten those whom He loved. This is one chief element in the value of the Book of Job. IX. We seem to see, therefore, the broad lines of the preacher's use of the Old Testament. First, he uses it as having a real unity of its own; as " a Divine Library"; its component parts selected by the Spirit of God; and as organically connected with the New Testament. The writers were for the most part ignorant of one another, and knew nothing, or but little, of one another's work; they wrote in independence of each other. But the subjects of which we have been speaking, and their development, show a real underlying unity. The preacher uses it, too, as an inspired history; a history of events that were under the guidance of a higher than human power; and a history the record of which was guided by a higher Mind than that of the writers. The essential points for the Divine purpose were selected by that directing Mind. Secondly, the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... and their denunciation of its practices. They overcame the world, resisting its allurements and defying its th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217456855

ISBN - 13:9780217456852

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