The student and pastor; or, directions how to attain to eminence and usefulness in those respective characters

J. Buckland and E. and C. Dilly, 1750 - 163 pages

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Page 104 - Galatia, grace be to you, and peace, from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Page 56 - ... whate'er it shines upon, It gilds all objects, but it alters none. Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent, as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words...
Page 67 - Clergy have one great advantage, beyond all the rest of the world, in this respect besides all others, that whereas the particular callings of other men prove to them great distractions, and lay many temptations in their way, to divert them from minding their high and holy calling...
Page 87 - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities ; for we know not what to pray for as we ought ; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Page 104 - Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invifible, the only wife God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.
Page 64 - He best deserves to be heard who uses speech only to clothe his thoughts, and his thoughts only to promote truth and virtue. Nothing is more detestable than a professed declaimer, who retails his discourses as a quack does his medicine.
Page 157 - I. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are fpiritual, reftore fuch an one in the fpirit ofmeeknefe ; confidering thy felf, left thou alfo be tempted.
Page 97 - It would be of excellent use to improve us in the gift of prayer, if in our daily reading the word of God, we did observe what expressions were suited to the several parts of this duty ; adoration, confession petition, or thanksgiving ; and let them be brought into our addresses to God that day.
Page 60 - ... bottom of your subject ; and think of everything that ought to be said upon it. And consider what points, or parts of it, your hearers would be glad to have cleared up, or most enlarged upon. To skim off only the surface is to put off your audience with froth. The weightiest sentiments often lie at the bottom; be at the pains, then, of diving deep to bring them up from thence. On the other hand, 2. Take care you do not torture your subject, by aiming to exhaust it.
Page 9 - Such diversions as his health, or the temper of his mind, may render proper for him, ought to be manly, decent, and grave ; and such as may neither possess his mind or time too much, nor give a bad character of him to his people. He...

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