Sermons: Bearing on Subjects of the Day
THOUGH God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then rested, yet He rested only to begin a work of another kind; for our Lord says, “My Father worketh hitherto,” and He adds, “and I work.” And at another time He says, concerning Himself more expressly, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” And when that night came, He said, “I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” “It is finished.” And in the text we are told generally of all men, “Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.” The Creator wrought till the Sabbath came; the Redeemer wrought till the sun was darkened, and it was night. “The sun ariseth,” and “man goeth forth,” and works “till the evening;” when “the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men bow themselves, and those that look out at the windows are darkened, and desire fails, because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets;” when “the silver cord is loosed, and the golden bowl is broken, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns unto God who gave it.”
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“I am the least of the Apostles,” he says, “that am not meet to be called an Apostle
, because I persecuted the Church of God.” “Not that we are sufficient of
ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves.” And in the text he speaks of himself
And again, “I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in
persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
” Is it possible to conceive a greater contrast than is placed before us in the
picture of ...
Yet, after all, how different their lives are from that described as a Christian's life
in St. Paul's Epistles! I do not mean different in regard to persecutions,
wanderings, heroic efforts, and all that is striking and what is called romantic in
the Apostle's ...
Elisha understood that it was a call to follow the persecuted Prophet in his forlorn
course. So he asked his leave to bid his friends farewell. “And he left the oxen,
and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, ...
He warned them that they should receive “houses and lands, with persecutions.”
Such is the kingly power of Christ,—reached through humiliation, exercised in
mortification. 2. Take another instance. How much is there to admire and revere