A Sermon Delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. William Henry Furness, as Pastor of the First Congregational Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, January 12, 1825

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Page 3 - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2.
Page 16 - Oh how unlike the complex works of man, Heaven's easy, artless, unencumbered plan ! No meretricious graces to beguile, No clustering ornaments to clog the pile ; From ostentation, as from weakness, free, It stands like the cerulean arch we see, Majestic in its own simplicity. Inscribed above the portal, from afar Conspicuous as the brightness of a star, Legible only by the light they give, Stand the soul-quickening words — BELIEVE, AND LIVE.
Page 32 - Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Page 35 - But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
Page 35 - Martyrs of the primitive ages, men whose praise is in all the churches, who counted not their lives dear unto themselves, so that they might finish their course with joy, and the ministry which they had received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.
Page 9 - by labouring for three years in the most despised corner of the most despised nation on earth, whose whole territory is but a speck on the map of the world, — laid the foundation of a work which was to survive the changes of empires, and the ruins of the philosophies and religions of man. And this, without seeming to make provision by any means adequate to such an effect. Other teachers have, committed their wisdom to writing, lest, being entrusted to words which are but breath, it should be dispersed...
Page 35 - Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine ; continue in them : for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Page 35 - They who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament ; and they who turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Page 29 - ... of the week, and on Sabbath day I rode five miles again to the Chapel, and filled an appointment in the afternoon for the last time as I thought, but the Lord seen best, and I was retained another week ; the next Sabbath I filled an appointment from the following text: Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord have free course and be glorified even as it is with you ; which was my Farewell Sermon. After which I returned to Ammonsburg in the fear of God ; where I preached several...
Page 1 - Minister of the Second Church in Boston. Together with the Charge, by Aaron Bancroft, DD, of Worcester (Mass.), and the Right Hand of Fellowship, by Ezra S. Gannett, of Boston. Philadelphia : Printed and Published by Abraham Small.

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