The Life Of Christians During The First Three Centuries Of The Church; A Series Of Sermons On…

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byChristian Ludwig Couard

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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. 1841. Excerpt: ... SEKMON X. THE CONDUCT OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS IN THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS WORLD. O Lord, if it please thee to lay upon us crosses and sufferings in thy service, lend us also the strength to bear them with patience, to the glory of thy name, and help us that we may always pray, with childlike resignation to thy counsels, "Thy will be done;" do thou direct our looks, as we bear our cross, to the glories of the world to come, and let the comfort which thy holy word gives us be strong within us, when it proclaims to us that " they that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." And if there be any among us bowed down with sorrow, do thou, O Lord Jesus, raise up their broken spirits; for thou hast said, " Come unto me all ye that travail and are heavy laden and I will refresh you." Amen. Our life upon earth, my brethren, does not pass without crosses and sorrows. Although it be but a span of time which lies between the cradle and the grave, yet no one in this short life is free from trouble and labour, care and conflict, need and tribulation. Even the pureest piety is no protection against it; and it were a foolish madness for any one to suppose, that, in following Jesus Christ, he will be spared from all sorrow. Has not the Lord himself made this declaration, " If any man will be my disciple, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me." And St Paul expressly declares, that "through much tribulation we must enter into the kingdom of God." And St Peter reminds Christians, " Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you." In like manner, St James writes,...

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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. 1841. Excerpt: ... SEKMON X. THE CONDUCT OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS IN THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS WORLD. O Lord, if it please thee to lay upon us crosse...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217942717

ISBN - 13:9780217942713

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