A Century Sermon: Delivered in Hopkinton, Mass., on Lord's Day, December 24, 1815

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Crocker and Brewster, 1825 - 32 Seiten
 

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Seite 27 - For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead : otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Seite 32 - Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Seite 28 - Therefore I say to you : All things whatever ye ask, when ye pray, believe that ye received, and ye shall have them. 26 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one ; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Seite 30 - Thou shalt have no other God before Me. Thou shalt not bow down to any other Gods, for the Lord thy God is a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me.
Seite 22 - ... and town, as favorable circumstances, and the proposals that were made with respect to my support, as reasonable, though not large. The ministerial land I was sensible was good, though the state of cultivation was very bad, and the fences extremely poor. It then appeared to me, if I should be favored with prosperity, with the knowledge I thought I had of agriculture, that I should be able to support a family. With those views I gave my answer in the affirmative, •was ordained, and soon had...
Seite 16 - God requireth thereunto. 5. Church members who were admitted in minority, understanding the doctrine of faith, and publickly professing their assent thereto, not scandalous in life, and solemnly owning the covenant before the church, wherein they give up themselves and their children to the Lord, and subject themselves to the government of Christ in the church, their children are to be baptised.
Seite 21 - When the public took sides upon politics, your minister was a federalist, though he was sensible a very great majority of the town were of different sentiments. He believed then, as he believes now, that he ought to have more regard to his country than to any particular part of it ; and when he has occasionally preached political sermons, they have repeatedly occasioned uncomfortable feelings. " Another difficulty your minister has had to encounter was the want of support. A vast change has taken...
Seite 5 - Hopkins, which is, to give some encouragement in those foreign plantations for the breeding up of hopeful youths, both at the grammar school and college, for the public service of the country in future times.
Seite 22 - ... depreciating and labor rising, till it is not worth more than half what it was, when I was settled. " I have always been sensible of the difficulty of transacting money business with any people ; and from this impression have labored with my hands, to make provision for my family, and fulfil my promises : I have scarcely ever suffered myself to make any complaints ; but I find at present, that my expenses are increasing, and my income decreasing. This has led me into considerable perplexity with...
Seite 24 - This passed in the negative by a large majority. Then Mr. Howe proposed to see if the town will purchase his house and land and keep it for the next minister. This passed in the negative by a large majority. Then Mr. Howe proposed to see if the town will request the Church by a vote to grant him a dismission. This passed in the negative by a large majority. Then Mr. Howe said he had but one proposition more to make; which was to see if the town were willing...

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