The Power Of Illustration; An Element Of Success In Preaching And Teaching

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Dowling

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... does "the Great Teacher," who "spake as never man spake," employ this mode of enlightening the ignorance, rebuking the ingratitude, or condemning the obduracy of his hearers. True, the result was not always to produce the contrition and the penitence of a David; for sometimes, when the reason was convinced, and the conscience was compelled to make the application, the pride and obduracy of the heart were still unsubdued. Thus did it happen, that after our blessed Lord had exposed the madness and the cruelty of the Jews, and foretold their approaching fate, in the parable of the vineyard and the husbandmen, who destroyed, first the servants, and then the "beloved son" of their Lord;--that his auditors were compelled to self-application, and perceived the justice and felt the severity of the reproof, while they still hated the reprover. For "the chief priests and the scribes the same hour," says the evangelist, "sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people; for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them." The richness and beauty, the instructiveness and variety of our Saviour's parables, is a theme too copious even to touch upon in the present discourse. It is sufficient to say, that they constitute a complete and invaluable model for the study and imitation of all whose duty it is to teach and to preach the truths of that gospel which Christ himself proclaimed, in such a way that the multitudes "hung upon"t his lips, and "the common people heard him gladly." And it is certainly, Luke, xx. 19. Compare Mark, xii. 1--12. t Luke, xix. 48. "All the people were very attentive to hear him. Greek, iitMurs--from Et/cpr/ia/iu!--to hang upon, i. e. his lips. X Mark, xii. 37. a sufficient reply to those who affect to undervalue or to despis...

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... does "the Great Teacher," who "spake as never man spake," employ this mode of enlightening the ignorance, rebuking the ingrati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217365469

ISBN - 13:9780217365468

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