Sermons by Thomas M'crieSermons by Thomas M'crie


byThomas M'crie

Paperback | February 8, 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.1836 Excerpt: ... SERMON V. THE PRAYER OF THE THIEF ON THE CROSS. Luke, xxiii. 42. AND HE SAID UNTO JESUS, LORD, REMEMBER ME WHEN THOU COMEST INTO THY KINGDOM. When a friend whom we tenderly loved, and to whom we are deeply indebted, has died at a distance from us, we are anxious to have the fullest information respecting the manner and circumstances of his death; and we peruse, with a lively interest, the letters of those who relate what they saw and heard on the melancholy occasion. We wish to know the immediate cause of his death, the degree of pain which he suffered, the treatment he received from his attendants, the conversation which he held with them, his dying sayings, his last words, the day and even the hour of his expiry, and the manner in which the final duty was paid to his earthly remains. All this information respecting the best friend of men has been transmitted to us in the narratives which the four Evangelists wrote of the death of Jesus Christ. His death, indeed, differs widely from that of all other men; it stands by itself, and is altogether peculiar in its causes, and the designs which Providence intended to effect by means of it. " It is appointed to all men once to die," and every one dies for himself and not for others; but Christ was once offered " to bear the sins of many;" and was " cut off, but not for himself." This is the proper light in which that event ought to be viewed; and of such magnitude and interest is it, that it might seem, at first sight, to exclude and banish the thought of every thing else as trivial and unimportant. ' Christ died for our sins (you may be apt to say), and that is enough for us to know.' But, my brethren, it is otherwise. The circum stances of his death were fixed by the divine decree, as well as the event itself; ...
Title:SermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021704803X

ISBN - 13:9780217048033