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Prayer continues in the desire of the heart, though the understanding be employed on outward things.

    Topics: Prayer

The world is my parish.

    Topics: Preaching

I am well assured that I did far more good to my Lincolnshire parishioners by preaching three days on my fathers tomb than I did by preaching three years in his pulpit.

    Topics: Preaching

Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame, if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.

    Topics: Preaching

God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him.

    Topics: Purity

When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.

    Topics: Reasoning

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.

    Topics: Reasoning, Passion

The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.

    Topics: Religion

It is good to renew ourselves, from time to time, by closely examining the state of our souls, as if we had never done it before; for nothing tends more to the full assurance of faith, than to keep ourselves by this means in humility, and the exercise of all good works.

    Topics: Renewal, Humility

As the most dangerous winds may enter at little openings, so the devil never enters more dangerously than by little unobserved incidents, which seem to be nothing, yet insensibly open the heart to great temptations.

    Topics: Satan, Temptation

The general rule of interpreting Scripture is this: the literal sense of every text is to be taken, if it be not contrary to some other texts. But in that case, the obscure text is to be interpreted by those which speak more plainly.

    Topics: Scripture

To abandon all, to strip one's self of all, in order to seek and to follow Jesus Christ naked to Bethlehem, where he was born; naked to the hall where he was scourged; and naked to Calvary, where he died on the cross, is so great a mercy, that neither the thing, nor the knowledge of it is given to any, but through faith in the Son of God.

    Topics: Self-denial

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