Sermons Preached At St. Paul's Cathederal (volume 2) by Sydney SmithSermons Preached At St. Paul's Cathederal (volume 2) by Sydney Smith

Sermons Preached At St. Paul's Cathederal (volume 2)

bySydney Smith

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1846. Excerpt: ... SERMON XV. POVERTY A HOLY STATE. 2 Cor. viii. 9. ' Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich." St. Paul is here stirring up the Corinthians to give alms to the poor saints, by the voluntary poverty of our Lord. He tells them of the Macedonians, who, in the spirit of His example, made large offerings out of "their deep povertyand says that they "first gave their own selves to the Lord," and, with themselves, all that they had to His service. He then says, " Ye know the grace," the freeness and largeness of the charity of Christ, who, "though He was rich," in His eternal kingdom, in the bliss of His Father, "yet for your sakes He became poor;" stripped Himself of His heavenly state, laid aside His glory, "made Himself of no reputationwas made man, hungered, thirsted; was weary, wandered without a place where to lay His head; suffered all shame, hardship, pain, and death; that through this, His poverty of all things heavenly and earthly, ye, in the remission of sins, the cleansing of the soul, the grace of adoption, and the inheritance of the kingdom of heaven, "might be rich." Some perhaps might have expected that, at the coming of the Son of God into the world, He would have assumed the power and disposal of all things by which the world is maintained and governed; that is to say, that He would have carried on openly, and by a visible disposal, the divine administration of worldly affairs, as He ever does in secret; that His providence would have been manifested in His person. Of course, no one would expect that He should have affected earthly state or greatness: the very thought can hardly be expressed without a sin. It seems almost like the suggestion...
Title:Sermons Preached At St. Paul's Cathederal (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217993737

ISBN - 13:9780217993739