The Clergyman's Instructor, Or A Collection of Tracts on the Ministerial Duties

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At the Clarendon Press, 1807 - Clergy - 426 pages

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Page 1 - I have resolved to set down the form and character of a true pastor, that I may have a mark to aim at ; which also I will set as high as I can, since he shoots higher that threatens the moon, than he that aims at a tree.
Page 126 - If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of Hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings : yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Page 42 - He often tells them, that sermons are dangerous things, that none goes out of church as he came in, but either better or worse; that none is careless before his Judge, and that the word of God shall judge us.
Page 169 - Be to the flock of CHRIST a shepherd, not a wolf; feed them, devour them not. Hold up the weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring again the outcasts, seek the lost.
Page 124 - The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost...
Page 126 - The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips : he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and did turn many away from iniquity.
Page 42 - But it is gained, first, by choosing texts of devotion, not controversy, moving and ravishing texts, whereof the scriptures are full. Secondly, by dipping and seasoning all our words and sentences in our hearts, before they come into our mouths, truly affecting and cordially expressing all that we say...
Page 295 - And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended...
Page 169 - Give heed unto reading, exhortation, and doctrine. Think upon the things contained in this Book. Be diligent in them, that the increase coming thereby may be manifest unto all men. Take heed unto thyself, and to doctrine, and be diligent in doing them: for by so doing thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.
Page 54 - THE PARSON'S CHURCH. THE country Parson hath a special care of his church, that all things there be decent, and befitting His name, by which it is called.

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