Sermons For The People.

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byFrederic Dan Huntington

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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. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON XX. THE SOUL'S DEPENDENCE ON CHRIST, AND VICTORY BY HIM.* WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING. -- John xV. 5. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME. -- Phil. iv. 13. In the two members of this double text are affirmations of both the weakness and the power belonging to us. " Without me ye can do nothing," from the lips of the Redeemer, signifies our complete dependence. " I can do all things through Christ strengthening me," the exulting claim of an Apostle, exposes the breadth of our .liberty. And inasmuch as they who can do all things ought to do greatly, this sinless boast of Paul challenges us with a grand ideal. It utters a stimulating call to our spiritual energies. In this twofold bearing, the text is only true to the profound facts of our nature and our position. We are -- experience and analysis equally confirm it -- we are both weak and strong, both dependent and free. Our probation is balanced between these conflicting conditions. * Preached before the "Autumnal Convention" at Worcester, Mass., October 20, 1853. There precisely is the problem we are to work out, and there is the sharp strain of our discipline. God knew that just these conditions were the most fruitful for producing. moral maturity. Looking at our duty from one side, it would seem as if all we have to do is to put forth our moral energies,--to act. Looking at it from another side, it would seem as if our chief business is to appreciate what Christ does for us, -- to realize that we belong to him. To learn how to adjust these elements,-- how to combine and manage both our large birthright of freewill and its humbling limitations,-- how to use our ability nobly, and at the same time to draw the grace of submission out of our insignificance, not suffering the one to en...

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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. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON XX. THE SOUL'S DEPENDENCE ON CHRIST, AND VICTORY BY HIM.* WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING. -- John xV. 5. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THR...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553664

ISBN - 13:9780217553667

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