Heroes Of The Faith - Horatius Bonar

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Horatius Bonar:

Horatius Bonar

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Horatius Bonar Why do a series on Heroes of the Faith? No one is perfect and no saint is either. What can we learn from them to live biblically and faithfully?

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Horatius Bonar Dates: 1808 -1889 Childhood Early Ministry

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Horatius Bonar I heard the voice of Jesus say, Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast. I came to Jesus as I was, Weary and worn and sad; I found in Him a resting place, And He has made me glad.

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Horatius Bonar The Disruption Pioneering Call to Edinburgh

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Horatius Bonar Mature Ministry Key Themes: 1) the centrality of the cross 2) the all-sufficiency of Christ Times of Loss and Suffering

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Horatius Bonar Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another's life, another's death, I stake my whole eternity. The believed gospel saves; but it is the believed promise that assures us of this salvation. Christian, your whole life is to be one continuous following of the Lord.

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II Corinthians 1:3-7 3  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  4  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  5  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

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II Corinthians 1:3-7 6  If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.  7  And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

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Lessons Faithfulness through suffering It is easy to become angry at God when suffering comes It is easy to blame God and turn away from him It is precisely in those moments that we need to turn to him for healing and comfort

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Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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I Corinthians 2:1-5 When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.  2  For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  3  I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.  4  My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,  5  so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

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Lessons Exalting Christ and Not Ourselves - He asked that no biography be written of him. He did not want them to exalt him but to exalt Jesus. - He would have made a direct connection between loss of spiritual power and failure to exalt Jesus.

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Conclusion Pastoral compassion and evangelistic zeal can live together! Hymns and songs should exalt Jesus not the artist or musician

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