The Ministry We Need by Seth SweetserThe Ministry We Need by Seth Sweetser

The Ministry We Need

bySeth Sweetser

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. CHRIST-LIKE COMPASSION. T may seem that what is conveyed by the term compassion, is properly included in what has already been said. There are, however, reasons for the distinction--a reason of emphasis, if no other. A portrait of Jesus, in which his compassion is not delineated, does not satisfy. His love takes that form when the sufferings of men arrest his attention. Distress penetrates his heart; sorrow brings tears to his eyes; the cry of the suppliant awakens his sympathy and the forlorn and helpless hear Him saying, "Be of good cheer, go in peace." His sensitiveness, his appreciation of human necessities, the yearning tenderness which poured out the pathetic lamentation over Jerusalem, indicate the depth and quickness of his compassions. Whatever in Christ illustrates his desire to forgive sin and deliver from the bondage of death, is the working of the same spirit. It is a faithful description of his life and mission, to say, "He had compassion on them, forgave their sins, and hfaaled their diseases." This quality of the Master's work should be closely emulated by the servant. It will bring him intp immediate contact with the sufferings which the gospel is to relieve. Christ came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance,--emphatically lost sinners Christ offered Himself to save the lost. He understood the contents of this fearful epithet. His compassions glowed, and his love yearned over souls under just such a weight of misery. The contumelies He endured in his earthly career, the incomprehensible struggle of Gethsemane, the awful darkness and desertion of the cross, give some glimpses, at least, of his estimate of the woes impending over the guilty. How else could He have ransomed them at such a cost? And how could He have met t...
Title:The Ministry We NeedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217356931

ISBN - 13:9780217356930