Gospel Herald, 1860-12-01, page 01
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"BEHOLD, I BRING TOXT GOOD TIDINGS OP GREAT JOT ON EARTH PEACH, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.'i VOL. 17. DAYTON, 0., SATURDAY, DEC. 1, ]8()U NO. 30. A NEW BOOK OF SEEMOITS. their sinfulness and saw their danger. Their hearts way to get rid of troubles is to cast them upon the Lord, were broken. Thus it wtis with David. How deeply and let them alone. He will take caro of them We are publishing a now volume of sermons from ho was convicted under the preaching of Nathan. He Many are hurtiened and heart-broken with sorrow, the pen of Eld. J. Maple, Author of "Maple's Sermons" revealed tho state of his mind when ho said : I found because they refuse to cast tlteir cares upon the Lord, '—"Sermons on Heaven". &c.,&c., which will be ready trouble and sorrow." How earnest the feeling of his and seek for consolation in their own way. I have for delivery in a few weeks. It will contain from soul when ho prayed : "Havo mercy upon me, 0 G-od, seen grounds covered with trees of centuries growth, twenty-five to thirty short, pithy, pointed, practical according to thy loving kindness: according unto the The'grand old monarclis ofthe forest, Hfted their sermons, upon the names and offices of Christ, prac-multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my trans-heads high in the air, full of twilight attnid-day. Tbo tically considered; making a hook of 400 pages.gressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniqtiity,owners of these grounds, when thov went to build, Maple is considered ono of our best practical minis-and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my cleared them bare. Not a tree w"a3 left standing. ters, and we look upon this as one of the roost inter-transgressions; and my sin is ever before me." Psal.When tho desolation was completed, and the fierce esting, dticidedly, of anything we have seen from his51: 1-3. He folt as the poet did when he sung: summer gazed full into their faces with its fire thoy pen. An extract or two, however, will exhibit the "Here on my lieart the burden lie,, wished for shade, and immediately set out a genera- spirit and merit of the work much more eflPcctually And past oiTences pain mine eyes," tion of their shadowless sticks, and pined and waited than any remarks of ours. It will be afforded at To all such, Ohri-st brings relief He calms the trou-till they should darken the ground with shadow, and ?8,00 per doz,, or 11,00 single copy. Orders can bodied j^i^^^ atjjig ^he voice of the guilty conscience, and protect them from tho burning sun. Thus it is with forwarded immediately, either to Eld, James Maple, p^^^.^ the oil of joy and gladness into the wounded those who refuse the tree of bfe, the shadow of tho Franklin, Warren .Co., Ohio; or at our Office, hero, in ^.j^iio Being justified by faith, wo have peace with Almightj^, and set under feeble trees of their own Dayton, Ohio. But the extract: God, through our Lord Jesus Christ." All was an-planting, whose tops will never bo brottd enough to guish and sorrow of soul; now all is joy and peace, s^iield them. III. The work to which Christ was anointed. t^o penitent believer can sing: Christ brings relief to the burdened heart by the 1st, "To preach good tidings unto the meek." "Patherl-how .weet tlty voi^e assurrance thttt all sorrows shall come to an end in Christ came down from heaven to reveal God as our ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^.^^^^ J ^^_J . death. There are tiavs when the mists hang over the Father, to proclaim his wdlingne-ss to receive the sinner That bids the nenitent revive, ' hills aud mountains, and the whole day is filled np and pardon all hia sins, to wash him from all his un¬ righteousness and prepare him for the enjoyment of a cloudless eternity. This was the most thrilling and joyful message that was ever borne from heaven to earth. God sent his messenger to tho Hebrews -vvhen "Patherl—hot? 9weet thy voice, That speaks of life and peace ; That bids the penitent revive. And all his anguinh cease. No balm on earth beside, Can cheer the contrite heart; No flattering dreams of eartlily bliss, Suoh pure delight impart. with intermittent showers. In tho evening the mist rises, tho clouds are blown awa}^ and the sun shines out clear and bright. Thus with some christians, lifo is filled up with sorrow and brooding care. Chilling rains have fallen at intervals through ull hia years. To in Egyptian bondage, to inform them that he would The Savoir brings relief to the heart-broken by tbo ^,^^,1^^ ^„^t,j j^ ^^^ cl.^aring-up shower. It scatters tho strike off their chains, and bring them out of their afflicting dispensations of divine providence. There ^10^^^,^ j^„,i|,j,t i^^l^i,,^ it are the gleaming glories of prison house of bomlago. This was a glorious raes-.ti'o many heart breaking sorrows iu this life that leave j^g,,^,^,^,,^ and the songs of angels. "Weeping may en- sage, aud it sprung the bow of hope across the dark a tlark shadow upon the soid. '^^^'^ ^^"^'^'^^^^-''^^'^^hi.n-ii &:iv ii. n\g\^t, \mt-py k^^^ bosomof the storm cloud that had so long overshadowed alpine heights aud eternal snows, sometimes in tho them. But.what is this compared to the messugo ofmonths of July and August, finds a wreath of half- Christ? Moses came to reveal tcmportd deliverance melted snow at the foot of some peak. There it lies to a nation. Christ came to proclaim eternal redemp-like a dark spot amid grass and flowers. Thus -vve tion to a lost world. The Jewish law-giver can.e to sometimes find a death-spot iu the human hoartctmong roll back the waves of the Ilcd Sea and led the He-:d! '^.'..luing flowers, cold and cheerless, unwarined by brews through to the land of liberty. Christ came ti. .mibeam, unmelted by the heat that unfoldH thou- to wrest the iron sceptre of death from the httnds of sands of blossoms all around. "O, I wish I was dead," "him that had the power of death, that i's'the devil;" said a little boy to his mother, his eyes streaming with to subvert tho dark empire ofthe grave, and bring tears. "Why niy son ?" asked the kind hearted moth- "life and immortality to light." Tho Hebrtiw prophet or. "Why, the boys in ' the street all pester me so came to guide the redeemed nation through tbo wil- about ray Father, They taunt mcabout his drinking, derncss to the promised land. Christ came to lead his and falling ip tho mud, aud I don't want to go again, people to heaven, in tho night, to tbe store after bim," The thought ^.^l^:^.^^ -,y,^,^, ] ^^l^^, j^,^,j, Tho mission of Christ moved vvith the most intense that his' father was a drunkaril was a death-spot inji„|. that to whom ye vield feeling, theimmtn-tal spirits of heaven. A. "multitude his soul, that amid the joyousness of youth, cast its,^;^'^'^^;^,^^^^^^ ^,^ ..^^,^ ^^, ^^,j,^,,^ ^^ ^^^^,. whether of sin of the heavenly host" came to celebrate his birth and gloomy shallow over his mmd. Christ comes to bind ^,^^,^ ^(^..^^j,^ ^^. obedience untoViglitemisness " "Who sing praises to (iod. Thousands of angels in glory ap- up such broken hearts as this. What a fountain of^^^,^,^^. ^y,.„„it,tcth sin is the servant of sin " Sin is pear. They join hi one concert, and this was their joy and gladness His proiinscs are to the ByxSuring ^^^^^^^^^^-f^^^y ^j^^^ the hlca of a tyrant andm<m tbome : "Glory to God in' the highest, and on oarthchild of sorrow. They are as wells of living water bi j^, ^.^ ^^,j.^..^,.^,^ p^^^^,^, ^^,,1 ^^.^^j^^ .^ ^^ ^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^ peace, good will toward man," Tho gospel is to bo a burning desert. The Arabs of Nubia have a custom ^.j_^ ,^,.^ „,,t ehristians are tho slaves of some evil habit' preached to all men, but it is good tidings only to the of placing under a low roof, at short distances, by the ^^. ^^.^^^5^,,; ^>^^^ .^ ^,^^^ ^,,^^^^ ^^, ..^j^_ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^_ meek. It is uot good tidings to tho proud, the haughty road-side, jars of water, where tho weary traveler can j^j^j^^^ ^^^j;^,^._ ,,„,.^,t,o„gnes3 or auger They <rovorn and rebellious.. It pronounces "everlasting dcstruc-quench his thirst. Thus the protnises of Christ open',^,,^^ ^.^ .^ ^^^^j^^^ .^.^^^^^ .^^^^ ,^^ .^ inraorecruel b^da-e tion" upon all such characters. For in it the wrath fountains of consolation all along the pathway of than the southern slave. Terrible, terrible is the dct of God is-revealed fromheaven against all ungodliness life where the weary and burdened Christian ri^^J-^-^M^^.^of ,,inidh-Mt. We have an awful'illustration and unrighteousness of men, who bold the trutli in drink and find new strength, ^j, ^j.-^ j^^ ^-i,,^ ^^.^^^^,^ of Coleridge, oucof the most Lnfted unrighteousness." But to tho "meek," the humble. Many go sori'owing all their days bectrase tbey doj^^^ji^^^^^^j ^^. ^.,^^; Hehad fljrmedthe habitof usinr. the penitent, it promises pardon aud everlasting life.not avail themselves of God's grace. They aro eom-,,j,;^^,^^^ ,^,,,, f^,. t,,-^„-,ty years be battled with this tv"^ 'inded to oast nil their cares oh the Lord; but when ^.^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^.^^^ voluntary iniprisonniont He '•Poor traveler o'er life's troubled wave— Cast do"Vfn by grief, o'lirtvhetmed hy care- There is an arm above can save; Then yield not thou to fell despair, I«ok upward moui tiers, look above I What, tliou,^li the thunder.q echo loud ; The. sun Bhiue.Hbrigi.t beyond the cloadl Then trust to ihy redi'inner'alovo. Where er thy lot bs cast, Whate'crof toil or ivo be given— His tirin —renicnihtr lo I'ae last— There are no tears ia heaven," 3d. "Toproclaim liberty to tlie captive." Man is here represented ii.s a captive, ¦at hia will. He lias been "Know yo To such it is good tidings of great joy. 2d. To bind up tlie brokendieaited. they attempt it, they are sure to catch them uy.. again, ^^^^,^^ ^ ^^ ^^^ ^^..^^^,1^ j^-j^^^ I^^ ^,.^^ ^^^ fiight.^and koTp accountand think it pious to walk under the Inirtlen. They iii,,i_ by force, from tasting tlie [lernicious druo. Yet That is, those whoso hearts are broken on accountand think it pious to want under the inirtien. 'I'liey iijm^ \yy of sin When the sinner is aroused to a sense of bis are like tho traveler who takes a ticket for Now York during all the best years of bis litivhe wa8l:od bis sinfulness, and sees tbe awful danger to which ho is from Cincinnati; but instead of getting in the cars, siibstauce and his ,heaUh--.ncglectcd his fatnily and exposed, it fills bis soul with sorrow and be is led to shoulders his baggage and walks the whole waj-.^'^'*^'^'^''•-™ " ''^" aceur.set cry to God for mercy. The "three thousand souls" Thus some men take a —., , ^^ .-- — pricked in their boai-t" commands them to ca.st all their cares on Him ; but and bribe the jailor to whom ho had voluntarily Hm-! js.' The rendered himself. becau.so be had uot reso- ., _, luv.ui. ..V. ..—..... ^.,., would lajr plans, to cheat tho -'-'"'^ very man Whom ho paid to keep the drii^'from bim on the day of pentecost, wore "; by the convicting power of divlao truth They feittlioy shoulder them and carry them themselves.'
|Title||Gospel Herald, 1860-12-01|
|Subject||General Convention of the Christian Church -- Periodicals|
|Place||New Carlisle (Ohio)|
|Source||V 286.605 G694|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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