Plain sermons by James Galloway CowanPlain sermons by James Galloway Cowan

Plain sermons

byJames Galloway Cowan

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... I SERMON IX. CHRIST'S TRUEST MANIFESTATION. St. John, Xiv., 22, Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world. /N the festival of the Epiphany, and on several Sundays afterwards, we commemorate what are called manifestations of Christ; revelations and exhibitions of Him, in His nature, His person, His might, His wisdom, His various offices. In one sense, Christ's whole life, from the manger in Bethlehem to the Mount of the Ascension, was a manifestation. It was not possible to see or hear Him, without becoming convinced--if open to conviction--that He was different from all other men, and superior to them. His every deed, His every word, His every look, designedly or undesignedly proclaimed "This is God manifest in the flesh!" Still, there were some particular exhibitions of Himself, which, from the special circumstances attending them, the preparation made for them, their peculiar importance, their wonderful effects, or their relations to certain classes or individuals, are entitled to be distinguished from the rest of that life-long Epiphany, and to be called par excellence the manifestations of Christ. Of this kind, was the exhibition to the shepherds, and again, that to the wise men of the East--prefiguring, commencing the manifestation to the Gentiles; the declaration that He must be about His Father's business, the baptism by John, the show of His power in converting water into wine, in cleansing the leper, in calming the troubled sea, in casting out devils; the unfolding of His wisdom in speaking parables, the preaching of judgment by the Son of Man--all of which are in turn commemorated at this season. Of this kind, again, were the teaching on the Mount, all the miracles, the Tranfiguration, the appearances after ...
Title:Plain sermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217531881

ISBN - 13:9780217531887