A Sketch of Missions: Or, History of the Principal Attempts to Propagate Christianity Among the Heathen

Flagg and Gould, 1819 - 432 ページ


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76 ページ - It implied' an inconceivable severity of conviction that he had one thing to do, and that he who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces, as, to idle spectators who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.
134 ページ - And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
98 ページ - And all that believed were together, and had all things common ; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
406 ページ - ... western world ; whether they may expect patronage and support from a missionary society in this country, or must commit themselves to the direction of a European society ; and what preparatory measures they ought to take, previous to actual engagement. The undersigned, feeling their youth and inexperience, look up to their fathers in the church, and respectfully solicit their advice, direction, and prayers.
15 ページ - Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you : but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
84 ページ - I am an aged hemlock. The winds of a hundred winters have whistled through my branches, I am dead at the top.
75 ページ - ... it had an equability of manner which scarcely appeared to exceed the tone of a calm constancy, it was so totally the reverse of any thing like turbulence or agitation. It was the calmness of an intensity...
194 ページ - I might kill him, and throw him out into the wood, and who would regard it? But this gives him no concern. However, I could not forget his words. They constantly recurred to my mind — Even when...
115 ページ - Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with rny God.