Expository lectures on st. Paul's Epistle to the Colossians

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... need, ministers and people; grace to illuminate; grace to teach; grace to strengthen; grace to bless. If we have but larger and larger measures of the grace and free favour of God through our dying and rising Mediator, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we shall want nothing else for living, whilst life lasts, unto the Lord, and when we come to die, for dying unto the Lord--so that for us "to live may be Christ, and to die gain." LECTURE XXXV. CONCLUSION. We have completed our course of lectures on this instructive and most important epistle, and have endeavoured to adapt the apostle's argument to the errors of the times in which we live. The grand fundamental doctrine of the mediation of Christ we have found to be the centre-truth insisted on, in opposition to the idolatry and superstition of saintmediation and endless petty observances; and we have aimed at following step by step our apostle's method in resisting the pretences of similar corruptions in our own day. Some general remarks may, in conclusion, be expected on the whole epistle, with a view to a. practical application of its doctrine and spirit to the heart and conscience, more especially of those whi are ministers of our apostolical church, in such a critical period as the present. I. We may observe, then, that the practiced end in view of Christianity, as appears from this epistle, is love to God and man, devotion, meekness, preparation for heaven. This is its object. The Christian has more than enough to do with his own heart and his interior walk with God; and he turns not aside to controversy, except as compelled by fidelity to Christ in the station he occupies. His element is prayer, separation of affection from the world, watchfulness over his motives, the study of his Saviour's love, and th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... need, ministers and people; grace to illuminate; grace to teach; grace to strengthen; grace to bless. If we have but larger and large...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217716733

ISBN - 13:9780217716734

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