Illustrations of the practical power of faith, discourses

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Page 49 - I would address Him in language powerfully expressive, at once, of the necessities of the preacher and the majesty of his theme. " What in me is dark, Illumine. What is low, raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert ETERNAL PROVIDENCE, And justify the ways of God to man.
Page 302 - Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar ? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect ? and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness.
Page 95 - THE FAITH OF ENOCH. HEB. XI. 5, 6. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him. PROCEEDING with the train of observation
Page 109 - FAITH OF NOAH. HEB. XI . 7. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is by faith. WE now come to the contemplation of a
Page 138 - AND FAITH OF NOAH. HEB. XI. 7. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Page 192 - in the land, which it was repeatedly promised he should possess,—he did not possess it,— but, "by faith," he sojourned even in the land of promise as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles or tents, without a fixed habitation, anticipating something superior to all temporal property, looking for a city which hath foundations, whose
Page 363 - it was imputed unto him for righteousness." " Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.
Page 154 - Now then we are ambassadors for God, as though God did beseech men by us, we pray men, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Page 196 - God gave him none inheritance in it; no, not so much as to set his foot on; yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession and to his seed after him." Isaac and Jacob in connexion with Abraham are referred to, as we have already
Page 338 - for he will abundantly pardon." " If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." And so on. Now, to all this what is to be objected? Nothing. We have no objection, we dare not object, to

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