The Christian Minister's Affectionate Advice to a Married Couple

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American Tract Society, 1840 - 96 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 42 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church : and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Pàgina 38 - Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord...
Pàgina 92 - Bible discover much more : they discover the tender heart of Christ; the efficacy of His blood, to cleanse from all unrighteousness ; and a variety of spiritual blessings, which are the present reward of being true-"hearted in His service. I am at a loss for words to express how much solid knowledge, transforming your mind into the Divine image, you will certainly gain by persevering in diligent prayer, year after year, for the true interpretation of God's blessed Word, that you may be made wise...
Pàgina 95 - Hence the most distinguished saints, before they .entered on any arduous work for the glory of God or .the good of men, did not think their purity of intention, .or the promise of God's Spirit, sufficient, without preparing by much retirement. Moses, Elijah, Daniel, the Baptist, and our Lord himself, teach us, by their practice, the benefit and necessity of being often and much alone.
Pàgina 94 - ... ourselves ? how feel contrition for the follies of our innate depravity ? how. with the blessed Mary, ponder in our hearts the sayings of our Lord ? how enter deeply into his agony and death, the price of our peace and eternal life? how weigh the value of our spiritual privileges, and the weight of the crown of glory laid up for the faithful?
Pàgina 95 - ... depravity ? — how, with the blessed Mary, ponder in our hearts the sayings of our Lord ? — how enter deeply into his agony and death, the price of our peace and eternal life ? — how weigh the value of our spiritual privileges, and the weight of the crown of glory laid up for the faithful ? — how feel the strength and multitude of .our obligations to live in exemplary obedience, constrained by love passing knowledge ? Though the pastors of Christ's Church speak on these subjects, and they...
Pàgina 88 - In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness unto the Lord; and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord...
Pàgina 67 - ... to maintain the christian conflict. Be, however, of good cheer. GOD is all-sufficient. " You have often encouraged me in my religious course; permit me to make my last recompense to you in kind. GOD, I know, will bless you. He will keep you amidst the snares of life; direct you in all the labours and difficulties of the family ; and support you in the last hour, as he does me. Then shall we meet again. I do rejoice in this expectation. I take delight in the thought of seeing you again. " I thank...
Pàgina 71 - ... approaches. She chose, therefore, to cover her intention ; which she did, by calling first one, and then another of her servants, to her bed-side, and making those kind inquiries about their health, which seemed to be occasioned merely by their being for some time invisible to her through her confinement. When she had thus gone round with her inquiries, she began to speak of her own case. She told them of her supports, of the goodness of God, and the blessedness of religion. She admonished them,...
Pàgina 56 - Conclusion. EVANDER and THEODOSIA were both the offspring of pious parents. Their union was a natural one. It had all the qualities which accompany an attachment founded not merely on similarity of religious views : it was such an affection as they could neither suppress nor direct to another object. But though their attachment was not produced by their religion, it was nourished by it. Whatever they saw in each other's person or temper to unite their hearts, was heightened by the satisfaction they...

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