Plain sermons preached to country congregations by Francis Foreman ClarkPlain sermons preached to country congregations by Francis Foreman Clark

Plain sermons preached to country congregations

byFrancis Foreman Clark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... 243 SERMON XVII. Romans xii. 11. "Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." In this chapter, the apostle brings to bear upon a Christian's practice all the christian doctrines he had been explaining and defending in the former part of the Epistle. He connects the two great parts of it, the doctrinal and practical, in the words with which this chapter opens, (ch. xii. 1.) "I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." You see, he beseeches the Romans to this, "by the mercies of God:" by those mercies (i. e.) which, he had been showing are offered to men in the Gospel of Christ our Saviour. So that in what he said to them he teaches us, that in the doctrines of the Gospel are, as I may say, wrapped up the principles of christian duty. Indeed, Christ himself has taught this very thing in the most lively manner possible, by likening his Gospel preached to men, to "seed" 'sown in the ground; which is then only fruitful in a man, when, besides engaging his attention and filling his mind, it affects his heart, animates his motives, and alters his life. This, and nothing short of this, is the aim of the Gospel of Christ, to teach men what they must do to be saved, and to put them in the way of doing it. This truth I hope to make appear, in the course of what I have now to observe on the text: in which we may perceive, I. Two christian duties. II. The difficulty of uniting them. III. The only way of doing so. I. The two christian duties taught us here are, diligence in business, and fervency of spirit: in other words, diligence in business, and diligence in all the duties of religion. (1.) As to the first...
Title:Plain sermons preached to country congregationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021753192X

ISBN - 13:9780217531924

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