Sermons On The International Sunday-school Lessons For 1876-19; 1st - Series

Paperback | February 9, 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.1875 Excerpt: ... SERMONS FIRST QUARTER. SAUL REJECTED. LESSON.' GOLDEN TEXT. I Sam. xv. 10-23. Heb. xii. 17. 1 Samuel, Xv. 23. "Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king" A Graphic picture is the history of Saul. A few bold touches on the canvas, and his character stands out in startling impressiveness to all beholders. Saul was on trial. Would he prove equal to the trusts God had committed to him? Time would tell, and did, to Saul's disgrace and ruin. The narrative before us brings two facts into striking contrast, Saul's opportunity and his failure. I. Saul's opportunity. It was a new era in Jewish history; one of those transitional and critical periods, when one man, like a Winkelried or Washington in struggles for independence, like a Luther or Wesley in church reform, throwing himself wisely into the breach, can change the future of his land or race. When the waters surge through a narrow channel, the passage may be commanded by a single fort, while in the inland sea beyond, a wide cordon of defences might be insufficient. The period of the judges was now to be succeeded by the period of the kings. Sublime was the opportunity at that juncture for a king of patriotism, genius, and high resolve. Principles were to be determined, precedents established, government organized. A man of pure ambition would have hailed the opportunity, and have been nerved thereby to heroic deeds. And Saul, as Israel's king, was to be God's vicegerent. The theocracy still existed. God still claimed to be king of Israel, and required the Jewish monarchs to administer the government in his name. This gave Saul an added glory, a grander opportunity. He was God's representative, doing God's work. Had he of himself, through his kingly presence, sec...

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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.1875 Excerpt: ... SERMONS FIRST QUARTER. SAUL REJECTED. LESSON.' GOLDEN TEXT. I Sam. xv. 10-23. Heb. xii. 17. 1 Samuel, Xv. 23. "Because thou hast...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217554334

ISBN - 13:9780217554336

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