The Purpose and Use of Comfort
Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M10 1 - 384 pages
One of the most popular American preachers of the 19th century, Episcopalian bishop Phillips Brooks was famous-and beloved-for his collections of sermons. The Purpose and Use of Comfort, first published in 1878, includes the title sermon as well as: . "The Withheld Completions of Life." "The Conqueror from Edom." "Keeping the Faith." "The Soul's Refuge in God." "The Man with One Talent." "Is It I?." "The Food of Man." "The Symbol and the Reality." and more.American clergyman PHILLIPS BROOKS (1835-1893) is also the author of Bohlen Lectures on The Influence of Jesus (1879) and Sermons Preached in English Churches (1883), but he is best remembered for writing the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
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Page 73 - ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace by the confession of a true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity...
Page 38 - And I looked, and there was none to help; And I wondered that there was none to uphold : Therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; And my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, And make them drunk in my fury, And I will bring down their strength to the earth.
Page vii - And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
Page 2 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort ; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Page 19 - Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now ; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
Page vi - And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, "Fear not; I am the first and the last. I am he that liveth and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Page 52 - I have trodden the wine-press alone, and of the people there was none with me : for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury, and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Page 316 - I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ ; which is far better ; nevertheless to abide, in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all, for your furtherance and joy of faith, that your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Page 191 - Except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God,