My Father's Business; A Series Of Sermons To Children

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byCharles Edward Jefferson

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... VIII THE WILL "I will." Makk I: 41. Preached Sunday Morning May U, 190; THE WILL THE first glimpse which we catch of Jesus as a man is that which we get of him at the river Jordan on the day on which he was baptized. A great preacher has appeared at the Jordan, calling on men to turn away from their sins. He urges them to show their desire to do God's will by submitting to the ceremony of baptism. His voice has something in it which smites and pierces, and many, obedient to his word, are baptized. All sorts of men come, rich and poor, high and low, young and old, good and bad, fishermen and farmers, sailors and soldiers, shepherds and merchants, masons and vineyard dressers, publicans and common laborers, and not one of them is turned away. The exhortation is for all, and whoever comes is received. But all at once something happens. The procession is halted. The work of baptizing ceases. Every one stands astounded. A man has appeared whom the great preacher will not baptize. "No, no," he says, "I cannot do it, it is not fitting that I should do it, I must decline to do it, for I am the one who ought to be baptized by you!" But the stranger, brushing aside all the arguments and protestations of the preacher, quietly insists on being dealt with as the other men have been, and the stalwart, iron-willed preacher speedily succumbs. Here is a man against whom he cannot stand. Shaken from his resolution he proceeds to do what the stranger says he ought to do, and thus it was that Jesus of Nazareth entered upon his public career. It is worth while remembering that the first sunbeam which falls upon the man Jesus reveals to us in him the trait of steadfastness, or tenacious resolution. At the very start he meets with opposition; the opposition melts and the man of...

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... VIII THE WILL "I will." Makk I: 41. Preached Sunday Morning May U, 190; THE WILL THE first glimpse which we catch of Jesus as ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217258425

ISBN - 13:9780217258425

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