Old Sands Street Methodist Episcopal Church, of Brooklyn, N.Y.: An Illustrated Centennial Record, Historical and Biographical

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author, 1885 - Brooklyn (N.Y.) - 520 pages

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Page 144 - Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds: 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds : ) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath, shall be given: and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. 27 But those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Page 290 - And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
Page 119 - For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Page 462 - Well reported of for good works ; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
Page 289 - Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years ; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been...
Page 131 - His personal appearance was very imposing. In stature he was full six feet in height, with a finely developed form — though not corpulent, the breadth of his chest indicated the prodigious strength which enabled him to perform his almost gigantic labours. The general expression of his countenance betokened intelligence, gentleness and energy, while his full, frank face was illumined by his ever-kindling eye. His voice was full, clear, and of great flexibility, sweeping from the lowest to the highest...
Page 114 - We had a blessed meeting, it was the happiest day we had ever seen together, ' Now,' said she^ ' I am willing to be a Methodist too ; ' from that time we went on, hand and hand, helping and building each other up in the Lord. These were the beginning of days to us. Our children also began to yield obedience to the Lord, and in the course of about three months after my wife's conversion we had six children converted to God.
Page 298 - who " feared God, with all his house, and gave much alms to the " people, and prayed to God alway.
Page 135 - Be quiet, my son ? be quiet, my son ? No, no ! If I had the voice of an angel, I would rouse the inhabitants of Baltimore, for the purpose of telling them of the joys of redeeming love ! Victory ! Victory ! Victory ! through the blood of the Lamb !" 'Victory through the blood of the Lamb,' was the last sentence that trembled on his lips.
Page 103 - IN THE WORDS OF ITS MOVER. The circumstances which led to the adoption of that rule are not fully known at this day. Soon after the commencement of the present century two or three cases occurred that gave the Bishop great annoyance. Some preachers finding themselves in pleasant stations, and by the aid of self-constituted committees — believing, of course, that they could do better in the place than any one else — objected to removal, while the more pious part of the society would have preferred...

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