The Man of Nazareth

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byFrederick Lincoln Anderson

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII THE CHARACTER OF JESUS What Jesus was, was the root of all that he said and did. All he taught originated in his inner experience, and his life was the undistorted reflex of his heart. This is what gives him that indefinable charm of simplicity, naturalness and reality, familiar to all readers of the gospels. Clear waters flow from a pure spring. The two foci of Jesus' inner experience were his Father and his mission of salvation for men (Luke 2: 49), but of these his Father was first. The deepest secret of Jesus is his relation to his Father. He could not remember the beginning of that divine fellowship, close, delightful, unbroken, reverent. He lived in the sunshine of his Father's smile. He was conscious of such a real unity of love, thought and purpose with God, that he could call him nothing less than Father, and himself nothing else than Son. His greatest happiness was in communion with the Father. Prayer was his vital breath, the basic activity of his soul. His life was consequently a life of childlike trust in his Father's love and wisdom. Even when his skies darkened, and apparent failure and death loomed large upon his horizon, he still trusted. He knew that the Father's will was best, and left all the future in the Father's hands. Even in that last strange cry upon the cross, God is still "my God." Jesus cannot, will not and does not lose his hold on God. In one of the few passages in which Jesus refers to his own inner experience, he tells us that his life had a joy deeper than all perplexity and sorrow, and a peace which the world could neither give nor take away. And this joy and peace sprang from his sense of his Father's love. That love was his life. He consciously lived and moved and had his being in God....

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII THE CHARACTER OF JESUS What Jesus was, was the root of all that he said and did. All he taught or...

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

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ISBN - 10:0217091490

ISBN - 13:9780217091497

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