Sketches of the life and labours of the rev. George Whitefield. To which are added, two discourses

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Page 44 - DO you trust that you are inwardly moved by the Holy Ghost to take upon you this Office and Ministration, to serve God for the promoting of his glory, and the edifying of his people ? Answer.
Page 30 - Praise the Lord, 0 my soul : and all that is within me praise his holy Name.
Page 256 - I happened, soon after, to attend one of his sermons in .•• the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften and concluded to give the...
Page 256 - I did not disapprove of the design, but as Georgia was then destitute of materials and workmen and it was proposed to send them from Philadelphia at a great expense, I thought it would have been better to have built the house here and brought the children to it.
Page 277 - In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Page 257 - The request was fortunately made to perhaps the only man in the company, who had the firmness not to be affected by the preacher. His answer was, " At any other time, friend Hopkinson, I would lend to thee freely ; but not now ; for thee seems to be out of thy right senses.
Page 255 - ... the only people fit for such an enterprise, it was with families of broken shop-keepers and other insolvent debtors, many of indolent and idle habits, taken out of the jails, who, being set down in the woods, unqualified for clearing land, and unable to endure the hardships of a new settlement, perished in numbers, leaving many helpless children unprovided for.
Page 289 - Paul saith : This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.
Page 35 - Thus," as he expresses himself, " he daily received fresh life, light and power from above ; and found it profitable for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, every way sufficient to make the man of God perfect, thoroughly furnished unto every good word and work.
Page 279 - God is not a man that he should lie; nor the son of man, that he should repent...

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