Sermons Preached in Rugby School Chapel, in 1858, 1859, 1860 by Frederick Temple

Sermons Preached in Rugby School Chapel, in 1858, 1859, 1860

byFrederick Temple

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXVIII, STRENGTH A DUTY. PHILIPPIANS iv. 13. 'I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me' T T is quite certain that the Apostle is not here speaking of a gift given to him as an Apostle, in which other Christians did not, and do not, share. He means to say the same of all Christians that he says of himself. He had the weaknesses that other Christians have. In particular he had that thorn in the flesh which made him beseech the Lord thrice that it might depart from him. But the answer that was then given to him is also given to us: 'My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' No Christian has a right to say or to think that a temptation has been too much for him. His fellow-Christians may pity and even palliate; his fellow-Christians may feel doubtful whether in the same trial they would not equally have fallen. But neither his fellow-Christians, nor, still less, he himself, can dare to say that the needful strength was not given him, and that he was simply unable to obey his conscience. This, , indeed, is not, as a general rule, a conviction for which we need a revelation. If ever we do wrong, our conscience, if we will but listen, will invariably tell us that we need not have done the wrong, and that if we had chosen to use it, the strength was within our reach. Nay, even in those rare instances where the temptation so falls in with our weakness, that a bystander, who knows us thoroughly, would anticipate our fall with something like certainty, even in those cases we know that we have it within us, if we but choose, suddenly to rise up stronger than all anticipation, and to falsify even most intimate knowledge by our resolute refusal to sin. It is, indeed, by such unexpected victories over foes w...

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Title:Sermons Preached in Rugby School Chapel, in 1858, 1859, 1860Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217552943

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