A Homiletic Encyclopaedia of Illustrations in Theology and Morals. ...

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Funk & Wagnalls, 1885 - Homiletical illustrations - 892 pages
 

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Page 398 - For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Page 224 - And all that believed were together, and had all things common ; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Page 124 - Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Page 119 - ... books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Page 58 - HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Page 282 - As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : When shall I come and appear before God...
Page 97 - 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.
Page 15 - And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Page 375 - Omnipotent. Ay me ! they little know How dearly I abide that boast so vain, Under what torments inwardly I groan, While they adore me on the throne of Hell. 'With diadem and sceptre high advanced, The lower still I fall, only supreme In misery; such joy ambition finds. But say I could repent, and could obtain By act of grace my former state ; how soon Would height recall high thoughts, how soon unsay What feigned submission swore ! ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
Page 391 - Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made ; well : but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace ; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands...

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