Sermons preached in Christ church, Skipton by Richard WardSermons preached in Christ church, Skipton by Richard Ward

Sermons preached in Christ church, Skipton

byRichard Ward

Paperback | February 7, 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.1843 Excerpt: ... SERMON VIII. TEMPTATION NO EXCUSE. 1 Cor. x, 13. THERE HATH NO TEMPTATION HAPPENED UNTO YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE; BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTA-TION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT. The Christians of Corinth, to whom these words were first addressed, appear to have been guilty of two great faults. They were puffed up with pride on account of the spiritual gifts and advantages which they had received: that is, they thought less of God who was the Author and Giver of all the blessings they enjoyed, than of themselves who had been called by His mercy out of heathen darkness into the light of the Gospel of Christ. This was one especial sin in the sight of the Most High, and the other would necessarily follow. They did not use their great advantages as they ought; they were making no progress in holiness; they were still divided among themselves, without peace, without charity, without submission to authority: they were covetous also, and eager in contending for their own rights, fond of litigation, fond of choosing for themselves; and yet in spite of their boasting they were too often ready, in a time of real trial, to compromise matters with their heathen neighbours, and pay some token of respect and reverence to those false gods whom they knew to be nothing but stocks and stones, and whose worship was an insult and an abomination to their Almighty Maker, Preserver, and Judge. All this sinful conduct was closely connected with their indulgence of spiritual pride. No one who prides himself upon any of the gifts which God has sent him can possibly be making a right use of those gifts. For if he were even trying to use them aright--if he were trying to ...
Title:Sermons preached in Christ church, SkiptonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217989004

ISBN - 13:9780217989008