Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Imitation of Christ

9 Too Much Familiarity Is To Be Avoided 1 John 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  Mark 14:36 “Abba Father, … Continue reading

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The Imitation of Christ

Mark 14:36 “Abba Father, everything is  possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Luke 22:42-44 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours … Continue reading

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The Imitation of Christ

  7 Fleeing From Fruitless Hope And Pride He is vain who puts his trust in people, or in any created thing. Do not be ashamed to serve others for the love of Jesus Christ, or to be thought of as a … Continue reading

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The Imitation of Christ

6 The Reading of The Holy Scriptures Truth, not eloquence, is to be sought for in reading the holy Scriptures. Each word of the Scriptures must be read with the same spirit in which it was written. We should search the … Continue reading

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The Imitation of Christ

5 Immoderate Desires Whenever we desire anything excessively, we become those who are not yet perfectly dead to themselves, are quickly tempted and overcome in small and unimportant things. The weak in spirit, and those that are still somewhat carnal and … Continue reading

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The Imitation of Christ

4 Wisdom and Forethought in Our Actions We must not listen to every saying or suggestion, but with caution and patience we should ponder everything in keeping with the will of God. But alas!—- it is our weakness that we … Continue reading

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The Imitation of Christ

3 The Doctrine of Truth Happy is the person who is taught by truth alone, not by figure and words that pass away, but as truth is in itself. We are often deceived by our own opinions and sense, and … Continue reading

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