Practical Sermons; To Be Read In Families And Social Meetings

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArchibald Alexander

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... heart, and of one spirit. Bigoted sectaries aim to keep up the walls of separation, but Christian love pants after unity with all the real children of God. 3. Another remark suggested by the history of Nathamael is, that our Lord is the witness of every action of our lives; and especially, of every exercise of devotion. He sees us, when we are concealed from the view of all mortals. He hears the prayer which is offered up, in the recesses of the forest or grove. Nathanael, under the fig-tree, felt himself to be retired from all the world, but there the eye of Christ was upon him. Hannah, when she wrestled with God for her Samuel and was heard, uttered no sound, but only moved her lips. No person present knew what was passing in her mind. Eli, the priest, who observed that she was much agitated by some internal cause, uncharitably attributed it to strong drink; but God, who searcheth the heart, knew the fervent desires of her inmost soul, and immediately returned an answer; in mercy bestowing the very gift for which she so earnestly prayed. The softest whisper of prayer, when prompted by sincere faith enters into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. It is not necessary to the efficacy of prayer, that it should be expressed even in a whisper; for our Lord would have all the churches to know that it is he who " searcheth the reins and the hearts." Therefore, the sincere desire which is not expressed by any external sign, is known to him, and is as acceptable as if uttered in a loud voice. We do indeed, read much in the Psalms of crying aloud unto God; and it is very natural for strong desires to seek for expression by the voice. It is often profitable to employ our voice even in secret prayer, because the sound of our own voice has a tendency...

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... heart, and of one spirit. Bigoted sectaries aim to keep up the walls of separation, but Christian love pants a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217320880

ISBN - 13:9780217320887

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