Christianity Between Sundays

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byGeorge Hodges

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... THE PROVING OP PHILIP. "When Jesus then lifted up his eyes and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little." There does not seem to have been anything extraordinary about the apostle Philip. He was a plain man like the rest of us. Indeed, all the apostles were plain men, about whom nothing is, perhaps, more notable than the fact that they were not notable at all. Christ passed over the more conspicuous men of his day and chose these twelve out of the people, twelve plain men. So much the better examples are they for us. There was not one uncommon man among them. They were not even uncommonly good, but had their defects, and their littlenesses, and their shortcomings, and their sins, as we have. We put a title before their names, and call them Saint Peter, and Saint John, and Saint Philip; but that is only to distinguish them from any other Peter, and Philip, and John, so that everybody may know whom we mean. We must not let that title deceive us into thinking that they were really different from us. They were plain people just as we are. And Christ chose these twelve men, who were no scholars, and had no money to speak of, and were none of them particularly distinguished citizens of the towns in which they lived--Christ chose these men who were no better than we are to be his companions and to take up and carry on his work. These plain men turned the world upside down. So can anybody who loves Christ as they did, and believes the supreme truth with the unspeakable confidence which they had, and is dead in ear...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... THE PROVING OP PHILIP. "When Jesus then lifted up his eyes and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217189784

ISBN - 13:9780217189781

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