Memoir Of The Life And Brief Ministry Of David Sandeman

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAndrew Alexander Bonar

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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. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. fragments. SELF-EXAMINATION--LETTERS--SERMONS. "If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may he glorified through Jesns Christ." 1 Peter iv. 11. M If at this point we introduce some miscellaneous pieces of Mr Sandeman's, it is not with the view of claiming for him great literary eminence, but with the desire of prolonging his usefulness. There is one chord in our heart which may be touched by the fine verses of the Latin poet: "Ipsa qnidem virtus sibimet pulcherrima merces. Dulce tamen venit ad manes, quum gloria vita? Durat apud superos, nee edunt oblivia landem." (Sil. Ital. xiii. 663.) Thus Christianized: "The Life of Faith is its own rich reward; It asks no praise of man, no song of bard. Yet even in him who stands before the throne, Glorying for ever in his Lord alone, Perchance it might awake new joy to know That he, though dead, still speaks to men below." Elisha's bones were made means of life to the cold corpse of an Israelite (2 Kings xiii. 21). Would not this event at once recall the departed prophet to the memory of a people for whom he had lived, laboured, 180 Klisha's Bones. and prayed? And without excluding the historical lesson, Elisha's God liveth when Elisha himself is gone--or the typical lesson, The dead soul is quickened in the moment of contact with the death of Him who lay for us in that rock-hewn tomb--may we not view the incident as suggesting that it may sometimes please the Lord to put power into the remains of His servants, to wit, into their deeds and words, recorded or recalled to mind when about to fade away from the survivors' thoughts? Here, then, are some fragmentary pieces. As it leads us farthest back, we begin with his inquiry into the rise and progress of his i...

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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. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. fragments. SELF-EXAMINATION--LETTERS--SERMONS. "If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217020615

ISBN - 13:9780217020619

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