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The joy of the Christian mourner

a sermon occasioned by the death of William Hickling Prescott, preacher in the First Church, Feb. 6, 1859
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Crosby, Nichols , Boston
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StatementBy Rufus Ellis
LC ClassificationsPS2657 .E4
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Open LibraryOL24733577M
LC Control Number17004944

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One of the great struggles of the Christian life is falling into sin. We profess to follow Jesus, but our moment-to-moment behavior contradicts us.

The awareness of our sin can rob us of much of the joy of Jesus, or paralyze us in guilt, even going as far as to cause us to doubt our salvation.

But often our perceptions aren’t accurate. The joy of the Christian mourner: a sermon occasioned by the death of William Hickling Prescott, preached in the First Church, Feb. 6, Author: Rufus Ellis ; First Church (Boston, Mass.).

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Page 79 - The sun shall be no more thy light by day; Neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: But the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, And thy God thy glory.

Thy sun shall no more go down; Neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: For the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, And the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

The psalmists write, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Ps. b) and “Shout for joy to God, all the earth” (Ps.

Likewise, in the New Testament, we read that joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. ), which means that it is a Christian virtue.

Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy. 1 Thessalonians But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.

The most honest Christian book I’ve ever read, which begs the question why as Christians we have such a hard time being honest, especially about the most difficult parts of life - like death. Wolterstorff writes about the death of his yr-old son/5.

The book of Philippians has much to say about joy, even though Paul wrote the epistle from prison. Philippians –8 gives some guidelines for experiencing joy in the Christian.

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The Joy of Ministry contains eight theological reflections on ministry to help pastors recognize their identities and the joy in the midst of their ministry of sharing the gospel. Rooted in the writings of Karl Barth and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Thomas Currie reminds readers of the basis for the church s ministry in what God has done in Jesus Christ and ways the gospel joy is expressed in ministry in the church.5/5(2).

Journey to Joy is a six-part series on the theme of joy in the book of Philippians. John Piper walks us through a short study on how to understand joy, pursue it for ourselves, and then apply it in all of life.


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The Hebrews, at the death of their friends and relations, made striking demonstrations of grief and mourning. They wept, tore their clothes, smote their breasts, threw dust upon their heads, Joshuaand lay upon the ground, went barefooted, pulled their hair and beards, or cut them, Ezra Isaiahand made incisions on their breasts, or tore them with their nails, Le   The "Joy of Christianity," is one of the major themes of the New Testament.

The Apostle Paul wrote often about the joy of being a Christian, and we find that joy. "The Holy Spirit has exhorted the faithful to continue clapping their hands for joy until the advent of the promised Redeemer," wrote John Calvin in a comment on Psalm Paul would heartily concur.

Writing from a prison cell from which he had no certain knowledge of escaping other than to his execution, joy is what came to mind. Joy is what the epistle to the Philippians is all about.

A Kingsbury Collection: Three Novels in One: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, On Every Side by Karen Kingsbury out of 5 stars   This bracing, prophetic book deeply influenced the theology of John and Charles Wesley. It is no surprise that one of the best-selling nonfiction books of all time is The Purpose Driven Life.

Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians ) but can often seem elusive for Christians. Before delving in to how we can experience joy in the Christian life, we must first recognize that joy is not based on circumstances.

Our joy in Him may be a fluctuating thing: His joy in us knows no change. Hudson Taylor. Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy.

Funeral Prayers for Mourners When a loved one passes it's hard to have the right words to use for the funeral prayers. Though the heart has no trouble communing with God, the lips need help. Summary of Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel) Evangelii Gaudium is a fantastic document that will have a deep impact on our Church for several generations.

It is also a LONG document.

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In his own words, “I have dealt extensively with these topics with a detail which some may find excessive” (#18). Further, this joy pervades, as it were, the whole of Christian life and experience. There is joy in faith—in hope—in love—in communion with the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit—with the faithful in heaven and earth—with the holy ones who have laid aside their.

And the joy referred to in Hebrews is clearly the very joy that Jesus himself has today in heaven which sustained him through suffering. It says, “ looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne.

Explore these inspirational Christian quotes about joy from notable authors. I call the New Testament the Book of Joy. There is nowhere in the world another book that is pervaded with such a spirit of exhilaration. - Henry Ward Beecher. Scripture Joy. Your success and happiness lies in you.

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and. Mourner (6 Occurrences) Genesis And Jacob rendeth his raiment, and putteth sackcloth on his loins, and becometh a mourner for his son many days, (YLT) 2 Samuel Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched there a wise woman, and said to her, "Please act like a mourner, and put on mourning clothing, please, and don't anoint yourself with oil, but be as a woman who has mourned a long time for the.

Following is the second of two excerpts from A Simplicity of Faith: My Experience in Mourning, published by Abingdon in The article includes a short introduction taken from the book's preface.

Joy and Gladness for Mourning Souls. Preached at Providence Chapel, on April 2nd,by J. Philpot. "To appoint unto those who mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.".

The Joy of Falling is an amazing story of grief and healing, joy and triumph, and the importance of relationships in every aspect of life (family, friendships, romance). Oh, and a little armchair adventure in New Zealand happens along with ALL THE FEELS/5. The Master's Blesseds: Chapter 2 - The Beatitude for the Mourner.

By J.R. Miller "Blessed are those who mourn--for they shall be comforted." Matthew The house of sorrow is a strange place to look for joy. Mourners are the last people, that the world would call blessed or happy. Expressions of joy are the language of the soul; the greatest anomaly in the world is an unhappy Christian!

Certain scrip-tures relate to this fact. The Joy of Acceptance (Acts ) "And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

THE JOY OF MOURNING. MATTHEW & 2 CORINTHIANS INTRODUCTION: How would you define “paradox”? What is a paradox? And no, it’s not two physicians! Is a paradox a contradiction? Actually no. A contradiction is something that is wrong, two things obviously opposed.

Douglass delivered this message to greatest effect in his first autobiography, the iconic Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Published inthe book .