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Page 37 - O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Page 136 - And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
Page 89 - Howbeit, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Page 13 - PRAYER is the application of want to him who only can relieve it; the voice of sin to him who alone can pardon it. It is the urgency of poverty, the prostration of humility, the fervency of penitence, the confidence of trust. It is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but compunction of soul. It is the ' Lord save us we perish' of drowning Peter; the cry of faith to the ear of mercy.
Page 21 - I beheld, and lo ! a great multitude, which no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues...
Page 135 - God' in behalf of his friends. Is it for an increase of their wealth, their power, their fame, or any other external prosperity ? No : it is that ' God would grant them according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might in the inner man:' — it ¡ч that 'Christ may dwell in their hearts by failh ;' — it is ' that they may be rooted and grounded in love...
Page 169 - Lord; and though it doth not yet appear what we shall be, yet we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like Him.
Page 116 - Thy sight," plainly declaring, that all sin is, in the first instance, a sin against God. While the most worldly are ready enough to exclaim against notorious sins, or against any sins carried to the greatest excess, to smaller offences they contrive to be tolerably...