An earnest exhortation to a frequent reception of the holy sacrament of the Lord's supper, by a layman [sir J.A. Park].

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F.C. & J. Rivington, 1813 - 24 pages

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Page 21 - If any man be well grown in grace, he must needs come, because he is excellently disposed to so holy a feast : but he that is but in the infancy of piety had need to come, that so he may grow in grace. The strong must come, lest they become weak ; and the weak, that they may become strong. The sick must come to be cured, the healthful to be preserved. They that have leisure must come, because they have no excuse : they that have no leisure must come hither, that by so excellent religion they may...
Page 15 - Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. For he knoweth whereof we are made, he remembereth that we are but dust.
Page 8 - Drink ye all of it : This is my blood, (the blood) " of the new testament, which is shed for you, " and for many, for the remission of sins. (This " do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of
Page 21 - All Christian people must come. They, indeed, that are in the state of sin must not come so, but yet they must come. First, they must quit their state of death, and then partake of the bread of life. They that are at enmity with their neighbours, must come ; that is no excuse for their not coming ; only they must not bring their enmity along with them, but leave it, and then come. They that have variety of secular employments, must come; only they must leave their secular thoughts and affections...
Page 21 - The strong must come, lest they become weak; and the weak, that they may become strong. The sick must come to be cured, the healthful to be preserved. They that have leisure must come, because they have no excuse; they that have no leisure must come hither, that by so excellent religion they may sanctify their business. The penitent sinners must come, that they may be justified : and they that are justified, that they may be justified still.
Page 18 - ... yet if thou, Lord, shouldst be extreme to mark what I have done amiss, who can abide it? And, therefore, where I have failed, Lord, show mercy to me, for I plead not my righteousness, but the forgiveness of my unrighteousness, through his merits who died to purchase pardon for penitent sinners. And since I owe...
Page 16 - It is a remark that has long since been nv.de, that no man who prays can long continue a sinner ; for either his praying will make him 1 <jff sinning, or. his sinning will make him leave off praying J.

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