Lectures on the parables of our Saviour

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byEdward Norris Kirk

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... earth. The power of growth is in another's hands. He may sleep and rise, night and day, forgetting the humble seed he has sown; but it shall still "spring and grow up, he knoweth not how." I am confident, says Paul to the Philippians, " that he which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." But this divine agency is not designed to make us inactive in the pursuit of our own highest good. Spiritual progress depends also upon, 2. Our own external culture. And here the analogy of nature returns to us. An invisible, inaudible power carries the seed on, from stage to stage of its wonderful growth; but at the same time there is left a place where the skill and power of man can come in, and secure the best results of that powerful divine action. There are appointed means of grace. They consist in such as impart strength from God to the soul, or carry forth the soul in the exercise of its spiritual functions. The truth revealed in the Scriptures is the nourishment of the soul. That truth must be read with so much frequency as to keep its fulness and variety before the mind; its explanation and enforcement must be so heard as to keep the mind continually expanding in its apprehension of it, as to grow in divine knowledge; and so frequently meditated on, as to control the current of thought. Prayer in all its branches greatly aids the unfolding of every part of our spiritual nature. The various modes of Christian conference, especially communion in social prayer, exhortation, and the celebration of Christ's death; together with special acts of solemn self-examination, humiliation, attended with fasting, special acts of private thanksgiving and praise; and, united to these, the acting out of Christian benevolence in the employme...

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... earth. The power of growth is in another's hands. He may sleep and rise, night and day, forgetting the humble seed he has sown...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217501362

ISBN - 13:9780217501361

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