A Sermon

A Sermon
A Sermon
Excerpt from A Sermon: Delivered at Portland, June 27, 18551 Cor. 9: 23. And this I do for the Gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.Man's life begins in action; in the action of the lungs and heart, the opening of the valves, the circulation of life's current in every part of the system, and in the exercise of the mental faculties. For, who can show that the mind of the infant is inactive? Who believes that it has not its field of observation and thought, into which it enters at once on its discoveries - the circle of which in continuation enlarges its circumference?Life, with all its energies, its intellectual and moral and physical powers, does, and must, have an object, for the sake of which it is spent. Most deplorably ignoble would life be, were it otherwise. With every man there is a "this," which he is doing as the means to an end. And it becomes the chief subject of his thoughts, concentrating his energies; it is the development of the decision to which he has come, fixing the course of his activity, in which his deeds will make for themselves a channel, broad and deep, to the judgment of "the quick and the dead."It was so with the Apostle, for he wrote to the Corinthians: "And this I do for the Gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you."The text naturally leads us to consider: The Course of the Apostle; the Cause for which such was his course; and the Reason which he gave for his course.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.