Short Discourses For All The Sundays In The Year; According To The Mind & Method Of The Catechism…

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byJohn Mcquirk

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... SEXAGESIMA. The Word Of God. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air ate it up.--St. Luke viii; 5. This parable illustrates for all time the course and destiny of the preaching of the Word of God among men: how to those who hear it with a perfect and docile heart it becomes the instrument of their salvation: how to those who hear without the proper dispositions, it is of no profit and may even become a means of their perdition; for light and grace abused imperil salvation, as it renders conversion impossible if persisted in. The parable also shows how little of the success of preaching is to be credited to the manner in which it is announced; how it all depends upon the dispositions of the hearers. The seed planted by one ignorant of agriculture will grow, if the ground be ploughed and harrowed, nurtured and fertilized that it may with genial embrace receive the seed. So with the seed of the Word of God. The hearts of-those who are to profit by it must be prepared to receive it as the Word of God and with an earnest purpose of applying it to themselves.' Otherwise they cannot expect the grace of God which must needs go with it, and without which all preaching is vain. For " though Paul may plant, and Apollo water, it is God Himself who gives the increase." Unless the grace of God is felt and His voice heard in the conscience, when the preacher's word is heard in the ear, he is become as a " sounding brass and tinkling cymbal "; and the hearers become as those that "hear, and hear not, as those that see, and see not." For salutary hearing and seeing must reach the heart, and co-operate with the divine grace which attends the message of God to the sinner through the mou...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... SEXAGESIMA. The Word Of God. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217552919

ISBN - 13:9780217552912

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