The History of Methodism in New Zealand

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McKee, 1900 - Methodist Church - 510 pages

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Page 168 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, And it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 168 - The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine ; 15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Page 104 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Page 168 - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, And the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Page 101 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind , and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Page 141 - Ye men of Israel, hear these words : Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain...
Page 2 - The much greater part of those who come to be ordained are ignorant, to a degree not to be apprehended by those who are not obliged to know it.
Page 143 - But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Page 98 - With all their presumed loftiness of understanding, such are merely natural, atheistical men — and we know well that "the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God : they are foolishness unto him ; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Page 3 - Indeed, it hath already brought in such dissoluteness and contempt of principle in the higher part of the world, and such profligate intemperance and fearlessness of committing crimes in the lower, as must, if this torrent of impiety stop not, become absolutely fatal.

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