On the Formation of the Christian Character: Addressed to Those who are Seeking to Lead a Religious Life

Hilliard, Gray, 1832 - 176 pagina's

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Pagina 45 - Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Pagina 144 - Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Pagina 4 - These can be found only in men, who love it for its own sake, and because it is ' the wisdom of God and the power of God unto salvation...
Pagina 144 - ... fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Pagina 72 - The proper season for this is the season of your daily devotion ; when, having shut out the world, and sought the nearer presence of God, your mind is prepared to work fervently. Then...
Pagina 32 - But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.
Pagina 166 - ... unfounded and false. In a word, be convinced that levity, uncharitableness, and falsehood, are as truly immoral and irreligious in the common intercourse of life, as on its more solemn occasions ; that idle and injurious words make a part of man's responsible character, as really as blasphemy and idolatry ; and that ' if any man seem to be religious, and bridle not his tongue, that man's religion is vain.
Pagina 40 - If a person, hitherto thoughtless, is in this state of mind, he is to be congratulated upon it. We are to be thankful to God in his behalf, that another immortal soul is awake to its responsibility, and seeking real happiness. We would urge him to cherish the feelings which possess him ; not with melancholy despondency ; not with superstitious gloom ; not with unmanly and unmeaning debasement : but with thoughtful, self-distrusting concern, with deliberate study for the path of duty, and a resolute...
Pagina 146 - In all other instances of social worship, your attention is required, without ceasing, to some external process ; and you pass on from one part of the service to another, with little opportunity to reflect, as you proceed, or to pursue the suggestions which are made, in the manner that your own peculiar condition may require. But in this, the leisure is given for thoroughly applying to your own personal state all that has met your ear, and for pouring out freely the devotional feeling which has been...
Pagina 6 - God, and to live under a sense of responsibility to him ; to cultivate assiduously those sentiments and affections which spring out of this responsible and filial relation, as well as those which arise out of your connexion with other men as his offspring ; to perform all the duties to Him and them, which appertain to this character and relation ; and to cherish that heavenward tendency of mind, which should spring from a consciousness of possessing an immortal nature. He who does all this is a religious...

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