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By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

God listens for nothing so tenderly, as when His children help each other by their testimonies to His goodness and the way in which He has brought them deliverance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

The peoples of the old world have their cities built for times gone by, when railroads and gunpowder were unknown. We can have cities for the new age that has come, adopted to its better conditions of use and ornament. We want, therefore, a city planning profession.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Not all the winds, and storms, and earthquakes, and seas, and seasons of the world, have done so much to revolutionize the earth as Man, the power of an endless life, has done since the day he came forth upon it, and received dominion over it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

It doth not yet appear what we shall be. We lie here in our nest, unfledged and weak, guessing dimly at our future, and scarce believing what even now appears. But the power is in us, and that power is finally to be revealed. And what a revelation will that be!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

As long as we abide in Christ, our action is from Him, not from our own corrupt and broken nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christ is known only by them that receive Him into their love, their faith, their deep want; known only as He is enshrined within, felt as a Divine force, breathed in the inspirations of the secret life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

When has the world seen a phenomenon like this? a lonely uninstructed youth, coming from amid the moral darkness of Galilee, even more distinct from His age, and from every thing around Him, than a Plato would be rising up in some wild tribe in Oregon, assuming thus a position at the head of the world and maintaining it, for eighteen centuries, by the pure self-evidence of His life and doctrine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christianity is no mere scheme of doctrine or of ethical practice, but is instead a kind of miracle, a power out of nature and above, descending into it; a historically supernatural movement on the world, that is visibly entered into it, and organized to be an institution in the person of Jesus Christ.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

My own experience is that the Bible is dull when I am dull. When I am really alive, and set in upon the text with a tidal pressure of living affinities, it opens, it multiplies discoveries, and reveals depths even faster than I can note them. The worldly spirit shuts the Bible; the Spirit of God makes it a fire, flaming out all meanings and glorious truths.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

To understand a philosopher requires a philosopher.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

The resurrection morning is a true sun-rising, the inbursting of a cloudless sky on all the righteous dead. They wake transfigured, at their Maker's call, with the fashion of their countenance altered and shining like His own.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Take your duty, and be strong in it, as God will make you strong. The harder it is, the stronger in fact you will be. Understand, also, that the great question here is, not what you will get, but what you will become. The greatest wealth you can ever get will be in yourself. Take your burdens and troubles and losses and wrongs, if come they must and will, as your opportunity, knowing that God has girded you for greater things than these.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Be sure that Christ is not behind you, but before, calling and drawing you on. This is the liberty, the beautiful liberty of Christ. Claim your glorious privilege in the name of a disciple; be no more a servant, when Christ will own you as a friend.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

A house without a roof would scarcely be a more different home, than a family unsheltered by God's friendship, and the sense of being always rested in His providential care and guidance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Nature has no promise for society, least of all, any remedy for sin.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

There never has been a great and beautiful character, which has not become so by filling well the ordinary and smaller offices appointed of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christ does not dress up a moral picture, and ask you to observe its beauty. He only tells you how to live; and the most beautiful characters the world has ever seen, have been those who received and lived these precepts without once conceiving their beauty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Somewhere under the stars God has a job for you to do and nobody else can do it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

It is the grandeur of Christ's character which constitutes the chief power of His ministry, not His miracles or teachings apart from His character. The greatest triumph of the Gospel is Christ Himself--a human body become the organ of the Divine nature, and revealing, under the conditions of an earthly life, the glory of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Go to your duty, every man, and trust yourself to Christ; for He will give you all supply just as fast as you need it. You will have just as much power as you believe you can have. Be a Christian; throw yourself upon God's work; and get the ability you want in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Trust in God for great things. With your five loaves and two fishes He will show you a way to feed thousands.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Persecution has not crushed it, power has not beaten it back, time has not abated its force, and, what is most wonderful of all, the abuses and treasons of its friends have not shaken its stability.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

We are to work after no set fashion of high endeavor; but to walk with Jesus, performing, as it were, a ministry on foot, that we may stop at the humblest matter, and prove our fidelity there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Take your burdens, and troubles, and losses, and wrongs, if come they must and will, as your opportunities, knowing that God has girded you for greater things than these.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

It is the grand endeavor of the gospel to communicate God to men.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency of sin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

However dark our lot may be, there is light enough on the other side of the cloud, in that pure empyrean where God dwells, to irradiate every darkness of this world; light enough to clear every difficult question, remove every ground of obscurity, conquer every atheistic suspicion, silence every hard judgment, light enough to satisfy, nay, to ravish the mind forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

It is only Christianity, the great bond of love and duty to God, that makes any existence valuable or even tolerable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Forgiveness is man's deepest need and highest achievement.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christ's sacrifice stands in glorious proportions with the work to be done. Nothing else or less would suffice. It is a work supernatural, transacted in the plane of nature; and what but such a work could restore the broken order of the soul under evil?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christ is redemption only as He actually redeems and delivers our nature from sin. If He is not the law and spring of a new spirit of life, He is nothing. "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God," as many, no more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Fashionable dances as now carried on are revolting to every feeling of delicacy and propriety and are fraught with the greatest danger to millions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christ commands you to take up His cross and follow Him, not that He may humble you, or lay some penance upon you, but that you may surrender the low self-will and the feeble pride of your sin, and ascend into the sublime patience of heavenly charity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Feeble are we? Yes, without God we are nothing. But what, by faith, every man may be, God requires him to be. This is the only Christian idea of duty. Measure obligation by inherent ability! No, my brethren, Christian obligation has a very different measure. It is measured by the power that God will give us, measured by the gifts and possible increments of faith. And what a reckoning will it be for many of us, when Christ summons us to answer before Him under the law, not for what we are, but for what we might have been.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

We shall never recover the true apostolic energy, and be endued with power from on high, as the first disciples were, 'till we recover the lost faith.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Christ wants to lead men by their love, their personal love to Him, and the confidence of His personal love to them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Be an observer of providence; for God is showing you ever, by the way in which He leads you, whither He means to lead. Study your trials, your talents, the world's wants, and stand ready to serve God now, in whatever He brings to your hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Every man's life is a plan of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

True conviction of sin--how difficult it is, when its appearances and modes of life are so fair, when it twines itself so cunningly about, or creeps so insidiously into, our amiable qualities, and sets off its internal disorders by so many outward charms and attractions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

However dark our lot may be, there is light enough on the other side of the cloud.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Jesus does not drive His followers on before, as a herd of unwilling disciples, but goes before Himself, leading them into paths that He has trod, and dangers He has met, and sacrifices He has borne Himself, calling them after Him and to be only followers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Horace Bushnell

We come, in our trust, unto God, and the moment we so embrace Him, by committing our total being and eternity to Him, we find every thing is transformed. There is life in us from God; a kind of Christ-consciousness is opened in us, testifying with the apostle,--Christ liveth in me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace Bushnell

Jesus is the true manifestation of God, and He is manifested to be the regenerating power of a divine life.