Sermons On Christian Communion; Designed To Promote The Growth Of The Religious Affections By…

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byThomas Russell Sullivan

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... SERMON I. BY HENRY A. MILES. MAN BEFORE GOD IN THE ATTITUDE OF A SINNER. GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER!--Luke Xviii. 13. Br a few simple and graphic words, what wonderful pictures did Jesus draw! The parable with which this text is connected holds up before us almost a living scene. We can see the proud Pharisee with his broad phylactery and boastful self-righteousness, and with that curl of contempt on his lip when he saw the despised publican at his side; nor is the picture of the publican himself less strongly marked, with his downcast look, smiting his humble and contrite heart, and daring to offer only the words, " God be merciful to me a sinner! " Language cannot paint any thing more striking than the contrast here presented. In all ages of Christendom, in all tongues into which the Gospel has been translated, and in all minds which have received the words of Jesus, has this parable been preserved, a living picture, rebuking spiritual pride, and showing to us the true attitude in which we should present ourselves before God. This is the lesson which I would offer to you at this time: the attitude in which we should come before God is the attitude of sinners humbly seeking forgiveness. With no plea of self-righteousness, with no thought of any merit, with no complacency in view of our good lives or good intentions, with no expectation of favor on the ground of any right or claim, but remembering that all favor is of grace, that all notice is of condescension, that in God's sight we are guilty beings, and that our first want is that of forgiveness, we are to sue for it in humility, in deep self-abasement,--" God be merciful to us who are sinners! " This is acknowledging the true relation in which we stand. The relation is that of sinners. No self-del...

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... SERMON I. BY HENRY A. MILES. MAN BEFORE GOD IN THE ATTITUDE OF A SINNER. GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER!--Luke Xviii. 13. Br a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217050344

ISBN - 13:9780217050340

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