A Sermon Occasioned by the Death of the Rev. James Patterson: Preached in the First Presbyterian Church, Northern Liberties, November 26th, and in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, December 3d, 1837
H. Probasco, 1838 - 44
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Strona 4 - Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Strona 32 - But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Strona 40 - God to the pulling down of strong holds;" and that the " word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than a two edged sword.
Strona 14 - April, 1810, he was licensed to preach the gospel by the Presbytery of New Brunswick.
Strona 23 - ... burning eloquence, and heart That into Heaven's mystery dips, Instruction, awe and peace impart, With Saxon strength of language, he Pours thoughts that rise in giant strength ; With quaint, appropriate imagery, Convincing in simplicity, He shows his subject's breadth and length. The weapon doth he strongly draw, Bright, keen and tempered, of the law ; And while fools cavil that its edge Wears not a nice and useless shine, It severs like a mighty wedge The gnarled tough heart with power divine.
Strona 40 - However valuable other means may be for preventing the external manifestations of sin, it is only by the gospel that the heart can be changed. Other means may act against the outworks of sin and misery, but the gospel is mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. To elevate a people without the gospel, would be nothing more than a temporal elevation. They must still be left without hope for eternity. Nothing but the...
Strona 18 - ... have done of himself. If he stood again where I now stand in the place which he so long occupied ; if he were to give me a charge on this occasion, and tell me what to say, he would tell me, as the lamented Bruen told his friends when he was dying, "Dont make me out a saint, for that would be the way to ruin souls! dont preach a gloomy sermon, but make heaven seem brighter than the world.
Strona 24 - It was this single-hearted devotedness to God, and to the good of men, which was the foundation of the high esteem in which he was held in this community ; and which was the foundation also of his eminent success as a preacher, and a pastor. It was a characteristic of his piety that he was always cheerful. He suffered much from feeble health, and during the latter years of his life from a constitution greatly impaired by excessive labors.
Strona 4 - ... and their guide ; of the man who has been with them in their hours of darkness and perplexity ; counselled them in times of embarrassment ; comforted them in times of sickness and bereavement ; attended their friends to the grave ; but whose venerated form they will see no more. There are no earthly ties like those which bind pastor and people together ; nor is there any relation in life where so many tender...
Strona 36 - ... or in the scene of prayerless festivity and mirth. They do not rebuke the world for its follies, or the sinner for the error of his ways. They associate comparatively little with the humble followers of the Redeemer, and they enter very little into any plans for the salvation of the sinner, and the conversion of the world. The remark which I now make is, that it is...