Substance of a Sermon Preached on the Occasion of the Death of Rev. Robert R. Roberts, Late Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Printed at the Methodist Book Concern. R.P. Thompson, printer, 1843 - 24 pages

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Page 18 - A bishop, then, must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach ; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre ; but patient ; not a brawler, not covetous ; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity...
Page 21 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Page 16 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Page 18 - A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach...
Page 3 - For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption : But he whom God raised again saw no corruption.
Page 23 - Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in their graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and shall come forth : they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation,
Page 22 - To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and made us kings and priests unto God and his Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Page 24 - Thou art gone to the grave, but 'twere wrong to deplore thee, When God was thy ransom, thy guardian and guide; He gave thee, and took thee, and soon will restore thee, Where death has no sting, since the Saviour has died.
Page 17 - And this appeared in the steadiness wherewith he pursued whatever he undertook for his Master's sake. Witness one instance for all, — the Orphan-house in Georgia ; which he began and perfected, in spite of all discouragements. Indeed, in whatever concerned himself he was pliant and flexible. In this case he was ' easy to be entreated ' ; easy to be either convinced or persuaded. But he was immovable in the things of God, or wherever his conscience was concerned. None could persuade, any more than...
Page 22 - Therefore not unto us, О Lord, not unto us : but unto thy Name be given the glory.

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