Sermons on the Christian Life

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge Burgess

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... SERMON XII. TAKING UP THE CROSS. St. Mark, viii. 34. "And When He Had Called The People Unto Him, With His Disciples Also, He Said Unto Them, Whosoever Will Come After Me, Let Him Deny Himself, And Take Up His Cross And Follow Me." The first three of the evangelists have all recorded this memorable saying, and its occasion. Our Lord had immediately before announced to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. It is not said that he named the cross, as the instrument of his death; but the subsequent allusion to the cross would thus be understood, since he was to suffer violence, cruelty, and ignominy, and these belonged peculiarly to the punishment of crucifixion. The Apostle Peter, who had just received the promise of the keys of the kingdom of heaven, was offended at this saying, and even began to remonstrate with his Master. But Jesus, in the presence of the disciples, rebuked him with words of piercing and severe kindness. He warned him that it was a thought most hostile to his kingdom, and according well with the designs of Satan, savoring of the things of men, and not of God. For what could have more successfully overthrown the hopes of a world that waited for its redemption, than if the' Son of Man could have been tempted to shrink from his great sacrifice? Or, what could more fatally have arrested the establishment of his cause on earth, than if his apostles and his church had learned to nourish the spirit in which Peter had spoken? Our Saviour, therefore, was not satisfied with a private reproof of his erring follower. He turned and looked on his disciples while he uttered it. Then, passing beyond their circle, he called the p...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... SERMON XII. TAKING UP THE CROSS. St. Mark, viii. 34. "And When He Had Called The People Unto Him, With His Disciples Also, He ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217554156

ISBN - 13:9780217554152

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