Mephibosheth, or, The Kindness of God. In this beautiful exposition of the unmerited kindness of King David toward the poor lame orphan Mephibosheth, we see a picture of the kindness of God, through Jesus Christ. The condition of fallen man, the wondrous grace of God in His kindness to poor lost sinners and the privileges of conferred sonship - “and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually” - are clearly brought out by this gifted expositor. A word about the author: Charles Stanley (1821-1890), of Rotherham, England, was left an orphan at the age of four. Converted when fourteen, that year he preached his first message. At age twenty-three, with meager capital, he had begun his own hardware business in Sheffield. Then the businessman met Captain Wellesly, (the nephew of ""the Iron Duke"" of Wellington). Under his gracious teaching, the Bible became a new book to him. It was his daily study, and ""he grew in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."" His favorite Old Testament story was of Mephibosheth, the orphan who was tragically crippled. Speaking of his message on Mephibosheth, he remarked: ""I believe the Lord rarely ever led me to preach from Mephibosheth without souls being converted”. This book is part of the Brethren Writers Library series. These books go forth with the purpose of introducing the listener to the writings of men who were gifted of God as teachers ‘for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ’. Many of their writings are freely available online at Stem publishing.com. Words by the Wayside, 2014.
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