The World's Great Sermons

The World's Great Sermons

by Grenville Kleiser
     
 

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Mark what I say: a faithful man is a fruitful man; faith enableth a man to be doing. Ask the question, by what power was it whereby Abraham was enabled to yield obedience to the Lord? The text answereth you, "They that walk in the footsteps" not of Abraham, but "in the footsteps of the faith of Abraham."

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Mark what I say: a faithful man is a fruitful man; faith enableth a man to be doing. Ask the question, by what power was it whereby Abraham was enabled to yield obedience to the Lord? The text answereth you, "They that walk in the footsteps" not of Abraham, but "in the footsteps of the faith of Abraham."

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ISBN-13:
9781419188756
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/23/2004
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.26(d)

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SCHLEIERMACHER 17681834 CHRIST'S RESURRECTION AN IMAGE OF OUR NEW LIFE A.x Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should walk in newness of life.Bomans vi., 4. It is natural, my friends, that the glorious festival of our Savior's resurrection should attract the thoughts of believers to a far remote time, and that it should make them rejoice to think of the time when they shall be with Him who, after He had risen from the dead, returned to His and our Father. But the apostle, in the words of our text, recalls us from what is far off to what is close to usto the immediate present of our life here. He takes hold of what is the most immediate concern, of what we are at once to share in and which is to form us, even here, into the likeness of Christ's resurrection. We are buried with Him, He says, unto death, that as He was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we also might walk in newness of life. And this new life is that which, as the Lord Himself says, all who believe in Him possesseven now as having passed through death to life. The apostle compares this with those glorious days of our Lord's resurrection; and how could we more appropriately keep this feasta feast in which, above all others, many Christians draw renewed strength for this new life from the most intimate union with our heavenly Headhow could we better celebrate it than by endeavoring to receive this directly for ourselves from the words of the apostle ? Let us then, according to the teaching of these words, consider the resurrection life of our Lord, as the apostle presents it to us, as a glorious, tho it may be unattainable, model of the new life in which we areall to walk through Him. 1. This new life is like that of our risen Savior, first, ...

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