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Page 372 - Thou knowest that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me?" He then proceeds to enumerate individuals, of whom it may be presumed that he once entertained better hopes. While, therefore, we possess the works of this great Apostle, and still many continue to receive so little benefit from
Page 157 - duties of a Christian minister, to which there is also a reference in this chapter, was never compressed into so small a compass as in his charge to his beloved Titus *; — "In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works. In doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech.
Page 196 - Let me rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain." When he expresses such a feeling sense of distress, upon the interesting occasion
Page 381 - Christianity elevating civilisation and sanctifying commerce — had the Royal Saint witnessed this combination of mercies in one single country, what had his feelings been ? He who so passionately exclaimed, " Oh, how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of Hosts ! — my soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord — blessed are they that dwell in thine house
Page 66 - all proposed with a minuteness which will scarcely bear a comparison but with his own catalogue of virtues in a kindred Epistle: " Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report; if there be any
Page 381 - my soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord — blessed are they that dwell in thine house — one day in thy courts is better than
Page 3 - how low was its highest standard. It had completely betrayed its inability to effect a revolution in the minds of men. " Human reason," says the same great authority above quoted, " never yet, from unquestionable principles or clear deductions, made out an entire body of the law of nature.
Page 204 - I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ." * As the representative of his Master he implores of man the reconciliation for which it would be natural to expect that
Page 327 - newly conceived in the Apostle's mind; he had before told the Thessalonians — " the Lord himself shall descend with a shout, with the voice of an Archangel and the trump of God." His grateful spirit does not forget to remind them to whom the victory is owing, to