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The Efficacy of a Mother's Prayers: Illustrated in the Conversion and Labors ...
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Página 60 - Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Página 21 - is too much elated at present, and carried away with the pleasing novelty of his error, to regard any arguments, as appears by the pleasure he takes in puzzling many ignorant persons with his captious questions. Let him alone ; only continue praying to the Lord for him ; he will in the course of his study discover his error.
Página 24 - I was ; without hesitation she replied, it was not said, where he is, there thou shall be, but where thou art, there he shall be. Her prompt answer made a stronger impression on my mind than the dream itself. For nine years, while I was rolling in the slime of sin, often attempting to rise, and still sinking deeper, did she in vigorous hope persist in incessant prayer.
Página 55 - God after the inward man, yet that there is another law in his members warring against the law of his mind, and bringing him into captivity to the law of sin, which is in his members.
Página 85 - Dwith a fever, which ended in his dissolution, in the 430year 430. He lived seventy-six years, forty of which he had been a presbyter or bishop. He used to say, that a Christian should never cease to repent, even to the hour of his death. He had David's penitential psalms inscribed on the wall, in his last sickness, and he read and wept abundantly ; and for ten days before he expired he desired to be uninterrupted, that he might give himself wholly to devotion, except at certain intervals.
Página 68 - He who remaineth for ever; if these things should now hold their peace, and God alone should speak, not by any emblems, or created things, but by himself, so that we could hear his Word; should this be continued, and other visions be withdrawn, and this alone seize and absorb the spectator for ever, is not this the meaning of ' Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord?