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ANECDOTES

ILLUSTRATIVE OF

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTS.

THE CLERICAL LIBRARY.

I. Three Hundred Outlines of Sermons on the New Testament.

Third Thousand.
II. Outlines of Sermons on the Old Testament.
III. Pulpit Prayers.

By Eminent Preachers.
IV. Outline Sermons to Children.

With numerous Anecdotes.
V. Anecdotes Illustrative of New Testament Texts.

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ANECDOTES

ILLUSTRATIVE OF

NEW TESTAMENT TEXTS.

London:
HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXIV.

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I. A Christian's Death. MATT. i. 21. « Thou shalt

call His name Jesus : for He shall save His people from their

sins." As the late Professor Hodge of Princeton was lying on his dying bed, and just before he breathed his last, after saying, "My work is done; the pins of the tabernacle are taken qut,” he began to repeat the lines,–

A guilty, weak, and helpless worm,

On Thy kind arms I fall,” when his power of utterance seemed to fail. His sorrowstricken wife, who was by his bedside, finished the stanza thus,

“ Be Thou my strength and righteousness,

My Saviour, and my all.' “Say Jesus,said her dying husband, and then breathed his last.

II. A Russian Legend. Matt. ii. 2. " Where is He

that is born King of the Jews ? for we have seen His star in the

east, and are come to worship Him.THE Russian peasantry have a curious tradition. It is that an old woman, the Baboushka, was at work in her house when the wise men from the East passed on their way to find the Christ-child. “ Come with us," they said ; "we have seen His star in the East, and go to worship Him.” "I will come, but not now," she answered ; "I have my house to set in order ; when this is done I will follow and find Him." But when her work was done the three kings had passed on their way across the desert, and the star shone no more in the darkened heavens. She never saw the Christ-child, but she is living and searching for Him still. For His sake she takes care of all His children. It is she who in Russian and Italian houses is believed to fill

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