Hints on Scriptural Education, and on Instruction by Catechising; Intended for the Use of the Superintendents of Parochial Schools: a Charge Delivered to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Salop, in the Diocese of Lichfield, at the Visitation in June, 1835

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J. Hatchard, 1837 - Christian education - 35 pages

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Page 3 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 35 - Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Page 7 - It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers In Christ's Church — Bishops, Priests and Deacons.
Page 25 - Mindful, then, of what we had read together, I thought of the two men who went up into the Temple to pray, and I knew there were no better words that I could say beside his bed, than " O Lord, be merciful to him a sinner !
Page 5 - WILL you then give your faithful diligence always so to minister the Doctrine and Sacraments, and the Discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath commanded, and as this Church and Realm hath received the same...
Page 21 - This practice exceeds even sermons in teaching. But there being two things in sermons, the one informing, the other inflaming ; as sermons come short of questions in the one, so they far exceed them in the other. For questions cannot inflame or ravish : that must be done by a set, and laboured, and continued speech.
Page 1 - David's, in which he exposes the inefficiency of what has been called " moral preaching," and the fallacy of the assumptions on which it proceeds; adds, " I flatter myself that we are, at present, in a state of recovery from this delusion. The compositions which are at this day delivered from our pulpits are, I think, in general, of a more Christian cast than were often heard some thirty years since, when I first entered on the ministry.
Page 22 - ... it has passed away from them as it flowed, and whether the matter discussed related to Peter, or James, or John, or the facts were done at Jericho or Jerusalem, or the scope of the argument was to teach men to pray, or to give alms, to repent, or to believe the Gospel, they know not. The sermon was blameless, but there was no constraint upon them to give their thoughts to it.
Page 35 - See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Page 4 - Are you persuaded that the holy Scriptures contain sufficiently all doctrine required of necessity for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? And are you determined out of the said Scriptures to instruct the people committed to your charge, and to teach nothing (as required of necessity to eternal salvation) but that which you shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved by the Scripture? Answer. I am so persuaded, and have so determined by God's grace.

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