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Sermons for the New Life

By Horace Bushnell


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   1 - EVERY MAN'S LIFE A PLAN OF GOD - Isaiah xlv. 5.-"I girded thee, though thou hast not known me," So beautiful is the character and history of Cyrus, the person here addressed, that ...read
   2 - THE SPIRIT IN MAN - Job xxxii. 8.-"But there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." IT is something great in man, as the s ...read
   3 - DIGNITY OF HUMAN NATURE SHOWN FROM ITS RUINS - Romans iii., 13-18.-"Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips. Whose mouth ...read
   4 - THE HUNGER OF THE SOUL - Luke xv. 17.-"And when he came to himself he said, flow many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger." ...read
   5 - THE REASON OF FAITH - John vi. 36.-"But I said unto you, That ye also hail seen me and believe not." IT is the grand distinction of Christianity, that by which it is sep ...read
   6 - REGENERATION - John iii. 3.-"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God." THI ...read
   7 - THE PERSONAL LOVE AND LEAD OF CHRIST - John x. 3.-"And he calleth his own sheep by name and leadeth them out." IN this parable, Christ is a shepherd, and his people are his flock. And tw ...read
   8 - LIGHT ON THE CLOUD - Job xxxvii. 21.-"And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and clanseth them." THE argument is, let man be ...read
   9 - THE CAPACITY OF RELIGION EXTIRPATED BY DISUSE - Matthew xxv. 28.-"Take, therefore, the talent from him." MANY persons read this parable of the talents, I believe, very much as if it related only ...read
   10 - UNCONSCIOUS INFLUENCE - John xx. 8.-"Then went in also that other disciple." IN this slight touch or turn of history, is opened to iis if we scan it closely, one of the mo ...read
   11 - OBLIGATION A PRIVILEGE - Psalms cxix. 54.-"Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." WHEN the eastern traveler takes shelter from the scorching heat o ...read
   12 - HAPPINESS AND JOY - John xv. 11.-"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." CHRIST enters the world, brin ...read
   13 - THE TRUE PROBLEM OF CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE - Revelations ii. 4.-"Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." THERE are some texts of scripture that suff ...read
   14 - THE LOST PURITY RESTORED - 1 John, iii. 3.-"And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." THIS hope, as the apostle is speaking, is a hope ...read
   15 - LIVING TO GOD IN SMALL THINGS - Luke xvi. 10.-"He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much." A ...read
   16 - THE POWER OF AN ENDLESS LIFE - Heb. vii. 16.-Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. THIS word after is a word of correspo ...read
   17 - RESPECTABLE SIN - John viii. 9.-"And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out, one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last, an ...read
   18 - THE POWER OF GOD IN SELF-SACRIFICE - 1 Cor. i. 24.-"Christ the power of God." THE cross and Christ crucified are the subject here in hand. Accordingly, when Christ is called the power ...read
   19 - DUTY NOT MEASURED BY OUR OWN ABILITY - Luke ix 13.-"But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat." WHEN Christ lays it thus upon his disciples, in that solitary and desert place, to feed f ...read
   20 - HE THAT KNOWS GOD WILL CONFESS HIM - Psalm xl. 10.-"I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-k ...read
   21 - THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PASSIVE VIRTUES - Revelations i. 9.-"The kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ." KINGDOM and patience! a very singular conjunction of terms to say the least; as if, i ...read
   22 - SPIRITUAL DISLODGEMENTS - Jeremiah xlviii. 8.-"Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither ...read
   23 - CHRIST AS SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD - Hebrews vii. 26.-"Separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens." WITH us of to-day, it is the commendation of Jesus that he is so profou ...read

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