The Writings of John Bradford, Vol. I - Containing Sermons, Meditations, Examinations
The English religious martyr JOHN BRADFORD (1510-1555) was an Anglican who spent the last several years of his life in the Tower of London, imprisoned by the newly ascended Catholic queen Mary Tudor. Bradford spent his years in the Tower, before he was burned at the stake as a heretic, sharing his thoughts on God with anyone who would read them. In Volume I of Bradford's collected writings-some composed before his incarceration, and some during-discover his sermons, meditations, and examinations, including: . sermon on repentance . his preaching before the court of Edward VI . meditation on the Lord's Prayer . meditation on the sober use of the body . meditation on true mortification . meditation on Death . instructions for prayer . a sweet contemplation of Heaven . and much more.
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Page 265 - Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
Page 341 - Saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Page 120 - People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that, is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 286 - Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
Page 235 - Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee, for thou art my God : let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness. 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name's sake : and for thy righteousness...
Page 275 - My soul is athirst for GOD, yea, even for the living GOD : when shall I .come to appear before the presence of GOD...
Page 80 - Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, that being justified by his grace we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Page 275 - My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee : in a barren and dry land where no water is.
Page 269 - If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God.