The Church A Family; Twelve Sermons On The Occasional Services Of The Prayer-book Preached In The…

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byFrederick Denison Maurice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... SERMON XII. COMMESTATION SERVICE. Preached in Lincoln's Inn, Quinquagesima Sunday, February 10, 1850. Malachi IV. 6. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. NEXT Wednesday is the day appointed for reading the Commination Service. That service has often been complained of as one which savours of the Law rather than of the Gospel, which curses instead of blessing. Many think that they ought to absent themselves from church on Ash-Wednesday, because, if they come, they will be obliged to pronounce sentence upon their neighbours or themselves. Nevertheless, this Office winds up the series on which I have been commenting. I am not in the least desirous to pass it by; nor do I think that the impression which it leaves on your mind will be at variance with that which you have received from any that have gone before. Brethren, there are two methods--and, I believe, only two methods--which a Church, or the minister of a Church, can adopt in speaking to the members of it. Either they must be belief,-whether there should or should not be a testimony to this truth; that they of all people should say, 'The order of our divine family is not to imply or embody these truths upon which it stands?' To have said this would have been to say that they had been sent into the world in the latter days to annul and set aside all that had been doing in times past, that their Master came to destroy, though He declared that He had come, not to destroy, but to fulfil; that God had not been governing the world hitherto, had not been hewing out stones one by one from their native quarry and preparing them for the temple in which He would dwell for ever. A...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... SERMON XII. COMMESTATION SERVICE. Preached in Lincoln's Inn, Quinquagesima Sunday, February 10, 1850. Malachi ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217575145

ISBN - 13:9780217575140

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