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A DISCOURSE DELIVERED IN ARGYLE CHAPEL,
OF ITS OPENING.
THE OLD EVANGELICALISM
AND THE NEW.
R. W. DALE, LL.D.,
27, PATERNOSTER ROW.
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And dry by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they did take their food with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved.”—ActS ii. 46-47.
HESE words give us the impression that
the Christian Church was distinguished for some time after the day of Pentecost by great buoyancy of spirit; and that this buoyancy of spirit was one element of its attractiveness and charm. Only a very few weeks before, the friends of Christ were in despair. All seemed lost. A great darkness had fallen upon them. At His resurrection the dawn came. But I suppose that at first they were unable to receive all the blessedness of it. Christ was restored to them ; but His relations to them were not just the same that they had been before. He ap.