A Martineau Year Book: Extracts from Sermons

J. H. West, 1905 - 207 pages
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Page 179 - That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Page 139 - For he justly thought that though a hypocrite may easily contrive to appear better than he really is to a stranger; and that no one should be too soon trusted, merely for having a few good words in his mouth ; yet as he knew that " out of the abundance of the heart " the mouth speaketh ;" he always accustomed himself to judge favourably of those who had a serious deportment and solid manner of speaking.
Page 66 - Depend upon it, it is not the want of greater miracles, but of the soul to perceive such as are allowed us still, that makes us push all the sanctities into the far spaces we cannot reach.
Page 134 - Thy spirit, the resistance of our passion, indolence, or fear. Consecrate with Thy presence the way our feet may go; and the humblest work will shine, and the roughest places be made plain. Lift us above unrighteous anger and mistrust into faith and hope and charity by a simple and steadfast reliance on Thy sure will.
Page 119 - shine as the brightness of the firmament, and as the stars for ever and ever.
Page 24 - ... else, it is of the mere meanness and penury of our own spirits, that we lapse into so unworthy a complaint. If we look for a few moments into the different ends to which men live, we shall soon see, which of them are measurable by quantity, and proportioned to the time spent in their attainment. Some men are eminent for what they possess : some, for what they achieve: others, for what they are.
Page 86 - But the COMFORTER, which is the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, HE shall TEACH you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Page 66 - The universe, open to the eye to-day, looks as it did a thousand years ago: and the morning hymn of Milton does but tell the beauty with which our own familiar sun dressed the earliest fields and gardens of the world.
Page 6 - Nothing less than the majesty of God and the powers of the world to come, can maintain the peace and sanctity of our homes, the order and serenity of our minds, the spirit of patience and tender mercy in our hearts.
Page 90 - You believe him ready to succour them that are tempted, and to lift those that are bowed down : then in what passionate hour did you subside into his calm grace ? in what sorrow lose yourself in his "more exceeding...

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