A Sermon Commemorative of the Life and Character of the Rev. Lyman Coleman, D.D.: Late Professor in Lafayette College, Delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Easton, June 25th, 1882


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Página 27 - And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them.
Página 10 - From John Harris, DD, Author of ' Mammon,' etc. I need not say that the perusal of your work has very highly gratified me, as it must have done numbers besides. Its well digested and rightly applied learning, catholic spirit, and comprehensive plan, cannot fail to place it among standard works in its particular department, and to render it subservient to the final triumph of scriptural Christianity. I shall certainly make it a. class book on the subject on which it treats. Yours, respectfully, JOHN...
Página 4 - ... made which show that the persons are quite distinct. The first of these names means initiation or consecration, and might very well be applied in the former sense to the first son of Cain born in exile, as subsequently to the first-born of Reuben (Gen. xlvi. 9), and in the latter sense to that holy man who walked with God and was not, for God took him.
Página 20 - Chris19 tian as a spirit of self-assertion. He could only hope and trust. His piety was not ecstatic, emotional, impulsive. It pervaded his whole life and character. It was manifested in an habitual reverence for God and Divine things — even in the reverent way in which he ever pronounced the Divine Name. It also exhibited itself in a childlike faith and obedience, in an humble, consistent walk with God, in filial piety and in love of kindred, friends and country, in interest in all that concerned...
Página 18 - ... until we look upon them as simple modifications of his natural character, resulting either from a long experience with men or from conflict with more than the usual share of life's trials. (1.) The first thing everybody noticed about him was his commanding presence. This impressed young and old, family, friends and strangers. In traveling, whether in his own country or abroad, it at once drew people to him.
Página 16 - January, written in reference to the death of a 2 15 friend of.sixty years' standing. It so well exhibits his poetic imagination, which was strong to the end, as well as his religious hope, that we venture to give the following extract. He says: " The wave of the ocean rises and rolls in a restless tide for a time, alternately gilded by sunshine and darkened by storm, then sinks and mixes with its original element. Such is our life.
Página 27 - Ballard then said (in substance) : 26 importance that the cardinal points be fixed with precision as the centres from which our lines of conduct are to radiate. And we bless and revere the memory of Dr. Coleman for what he so successfully did for us in this higher cartography ; for the faithful map which he has left us of a pure, humble earnest Christian example. Would that with his...
Página 18 - He felt that 110 one who indulged in such a habit could be neat and tidy. (3.) He was, also, scrupulously observant of the courtesies of life. His constant feeling was that religion should make a man a gentleman. In a talk of his on St. Paul's letter to Philemon this was one of the morals he drew : " St. Paul," he said, " in another place bids us

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