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Book Of Common Prayer 1979

Celebration of a New Ministry

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung. The Institution The Wardens, standing before the bishop with the new minister, say these or similar words Bishop N., we have come together today to welcome N.N., who has been chosen to serve as Rector of (name of church). We believe that he is well qualified, an... Read More
Book Of Common Prayer 1979

Ordination of a Priest

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung. The people standing, the Bishop says Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. In place of the above, from Easter Day through the Day of Pentecost Bishop Alleluia. Christ is risen. People The Lord is... Read More
Charles E. Cowman

Cast Down

Charles E. Cowman"Why art thou cast down, O my soul" (Ps. 43:5). Is there ever any ground to be cast down? There are two reasons, but only two. If we are as yet unconverted, we have ground to be cast down; or if we have been converted and live in sin, then we are rightly cast down. But except for these two things th... Read More
Daily Light

OCTOBER 24 - morning

I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. I forgat ... Read More
Athanasian Grail Psalter

Book II

Psalm 42(41) Quemadmodum .2 Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God. .3 My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life; when can I enter and see the face of God? .4 My tears have become my bread, by night, by day, as I hear it said all the day long: "W... Read More
John Piper

Be Filled with the Spirit

John PiperMarch 8, 1981 Ephesians 5:18 The apostle Paul commands in Ephesians 5:18 that we be filled with the Spirit. Therefore, I want to try to answer two questions today. What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? And, How can we be filled with the Spirit? I think it might help you follow me if I tell... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
St. Benedict of Nursia

The fourth degree of humility

St. Benedict of NursiaThe fourth degree of humility is that he hold fast to patience with a silent mind when in this obedience he meets with difficulties and contradictions and even any kind of injustice, enduring all without growing weary or running away. For the Scripture says, "The one who perseveres to the end, is th... Read More
Tom Macartney

The God of hope

Tom Macartney“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). What a wonderfully encouraging verse! What an antidote to depression! What a wonderful God we have: In verse 5 of this same chapter, He is cal... Read More
Andrew Bonar

Letters: Rev. William Armstrong, Rutherglen (2)

Andrew Bonar20 INDIA STREET, 1st Decr.1885. MY DEAR MR. ARMSTRONG, — It was very kind in Mrs. Armstrong to write to me, letting me know that you are making some progress. I wonder what your meditations have been. Did you ever see the little book I enclose (Thoughts in Prospect of Death, by D.Rintoul)— the obser... Read More

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