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@ THE DYNAMIC OF SERVICE

By A;"Pagdt Wilkes

The author presents the. responsibility of service as being truly a Dy- "

namic to the soul. A Christian is his brother _ keeper, no man lives

unto himself, the humblest Christidn is responsible' for bringing men_"

i to Christ. Replete with st_dng sermonic material.

• : • MINDIN G YOUR CHURCH'S BUSINESS .i " •

By LeenardB..Spangenberg, LL.D.. : . - ': .'.. . " ' _;,..,

Foreword by Roger W. Babson. A guide for Ra'stors, church officials and .'

acti_,e laymen in •condtlcting the business of the church--finances, advertising,

personnel, equipment, building campaigns_.--eyery conceivable

phase,of/he business end of church affairs iS covered in this

book of twehty chapters and 142 pages...This volume should be on

every pastor% desk. -- .

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THE.CALL' TO CHRISTIAN PERFF-CTION "

.-. By Samuel Chadwick."

To say that this is another book on holiness 'does not. do it justice. It '

is more than tl_at. This volume presenisChristian Perfection in all its ,,

phases and applications..

Some of the chapt0m are . The Accent. Of _Vesley_s' Teaching,

Christian Perfectionl Implies, The Essential Element in Christian Perfection,

Christian Perfection as Interpreted by John Wesley, "Christian

Perfection in Relation to Sins and l(4istakes, Chrmtian Perfecti6n

Temptation..,,Do the Scriptures Teach.a Second Blessing?" There are

thirteen chapters• in all.

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4o_ember.Oecember. 19.45 l-p_lbl-_/_/_-aZ_JF_ JLsfition pastors 6f with- today a as.compared fine layman with in " J.B. " Cl_aFman , Editor _

- . . - . those of the earlier days of his ex- f_'BF.,EK mythol0gy deserlfies a erttel priesthood goes, without predeee_ar or "

. ... . . perience in the church. His con- t %.J tyrant who received overulg/{t gue#a , successor, But one must not go then to

versation wag helpful and positi_,e Into his house, and tl/eti made them all Melehisedee and make ofhim some raysin

its emptiasis. He was of thb'opin,. _.. 1" tit the bed" he gavi them -to sleep ripen, tical persefl whose every quality and ex-

C O ]V TEN T S iou that" tile average pastor of today " : If the guest Was short, the tyrant stretched "perience must speak, of. Christ. He was

• " -' is mud_ better qualified to do the him.-H.he Was lolag, the tyrant sawed, atypa of. Christ only In thht he.was _i

Convincing d. B..'Chapmafi Preachtog--lllttstration's ..: .............. ..,..:;.. "- 3 work. of the m[tdstry than was the him bff. This Story remInds me o{ the" priest of the Most' High God , and had .

. average p,_stor of" the earlier• da_' • manner In.whlch Some preachers use the no predecessor or,successor, so far as his

Forceful Preaching--Unction gen_era!ly speaking, he:thought thdy parables of the Bible, the stories of Bible ,l'eeoided histalTy germ. "

Word J:, BPictures Chapman from ........................ Colossians . 4 have"a better training and a better history, and even'illustrations from'their If a sermon without iliustratious In like a /

-, Olive Gleanings,from M. ,Winchester the. Greek ". .................. New Testament... 6 under:standing they are more of sympathetic their work, with that " " " or01 it Is the experlen'ce edntont ofand BibleobservafloiL truth tha_. Is And, the hiuse without Windowe, then a aerlnon

WeRalph Have "Earle Abol sl;_'i_eli'"_ - :'" ..... ,'.:"i"'.'. g " peop]e and "espocialiy with young - overnight .gueSt in ",such eases.. The " "whose with tooWalls marlyare illastratiens 'weakenedhy' is liketooa many house

- people and their problems, that.they " pre'achel_ "throws the parable down on zta wihdows. But althoug/i iilustxatious "

Chaplain-John T, Dmmelly._.,..........:. 12- recognize more definitely thevalue - all-fours" and then stretches or saws off should _not be many. In ,number, they

Some Marks of Good Preaching _" " of promoting the .work of the dif- :- his doctrines to make them fit. The prae- shdtdd be selected with utmost care. All ""

Arthitr E. BarkleY .......... " ..... :. 15 . ferent dep/trtments"of the church tier is m'_ gruesome In p_aelalng as it was material that smaelm of the coarse nnd

The Pulpit.Silence and of having the whole church give In enterinlnmant In the tyrant's house

,A Eliot New Tool Clayton .., .................... "

_"16 " a systematic support of the -whole - .vulgar should be immediately .barred, Out.

Joseph Gray ...................... ::.. 20 'program of the ehurdla in its local'. Even, the phrables-.of: Jesus were'not, Storiesthechief point of which is a pun

The Pastor's Ministry to Children field, its district work and _n its,v given _ illustrate all truth.. They were or jokecalculated prtn'clp/dly to enlivim

Robert I':ii Tere ey- . ........ _..... 26 v;,orld-wide evangelistic emphasis; [ _ il/dstratidnh, tiSually o£ bhe-po[nt, app|l- a]lotfld 1_ used Sl_aringly_ ,Stories in which

A Letter "to a Retiring Preacher that they are more combetont in _ cation; and When they "are applied .in all the speaker himsdf was the'evident hero

SERMONS:

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. ................ 28 handling the official business ofthe 1 details they tire twisted beyondtheir put- must be -limited and guarded, lest they

The A,. Watchman Mihon Smith and .... the Nigh_., '.:... ; ; : .... : ..... 29 elinrch, n better and understanding that they seem :of theto place** here • ._.' pose than himamers'to and heroine drl_,e vehicles home'nalhi.of of faney_ rather ti'uth iserve t_ , exalt to lionize Christ the Stei-ies= preacl_er, Involving rother 'than bad

The Call to Holiness. Orville W. Je.kias 31 "the church should fill in the corn- " as ,the Master intended them 'to.be, And aiorals are ales to be need ,_aalxledly, and

( Spiritual Invincibility. d. H, Parker . ..... " 34 • : munity.:. . . , , . . • ',' .storie_ from .history and from life nearly they mtmt be a_ told'as to make it clear

Tlie Hopo--The Riches=-The Power, There were two points on which' he _dl :have like limitations. • Truth is flinch that the evil they involve is condemned,

W. Shelburne BrOwn ................. 37 was not so _fire that the pastor if " bigger than any one lmint tn lt_ armor. :Illnstrattofis "fl'0m the Bible have two

Depar/mants - ted0y was equal.to those of the Take, the type_ of.tha Old, Testament: the

The The01dgidal Question Box, . earlier day. One was'in.hi_ preach- { tabernacle was Itself a tylm of Christ; hat exeeptionh,:the life.invol{,ed Is B[ble'his-

' H. Often Wile_l ........... ::..;....'_.:... 40 ing. He Was not. certain that-the the'sin offering, the scapegoat;, the altar, tory'and stories.was simple life, andthe

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Searching "Truths for Ministers ...... :...... ;44 " same conviction or earnestness; -ha service were also pre-[;hadowa of "Jesus people." I have often been amazed to find

The Preacher's English ............. : .... 45 thoughLperhaps that the _men of the _ "dad .His worl¢; 'But end_ ltelfl touched timt _nlettored people in heathen lands

The Preacher's .Scrapbook ... ....... -....... 46" earlier day, preached more from the . . i upon a certain, point, and' no type was c.an: readily understand the, inlagery of

Quotable Poetry .................. ...... 48 .heart while the pastor if today ._ . within Itself x:gmpleta; arid yet In every the, Bible, while our current life)pub.zion

Sermon Missionary .Outlines Department ...................... ..., .... 50 60 makes more'of an intellectual, ap-

type there were some linings, that did not them" beyond measure. The second ad-

Ilinstrationa ........... "............. '.,, .-,. 62

Among the,New _ooks P.H.L_n ......... _5 _roach. attitude, of The.other olderpoint pastor Whs,in "toward.. the.. i 1_ "_r_r' o_ ".. ._o_o:rd_::_a_¢_.m_l: " 'T_ ." _o_go_ _us_L_bl_e_inta_et_ • .

his'pastoral work; it was his opmmn ,' k .i, Aaron. and in regulai_ order, having life- anteIng to make pe_0ple _ with Blhle

• "* " that he seemed to manifest..more of _ ened Christ to David as _ and to Moses eontenh and if•well told, the stories serve

" . - . "genuine interest in the people, in • aspi'bphi_ he should have said Ch/'ist w_" also to encourageBlble _'eadang. '

J, B_ CIlAPMAN, D.D. Editor

home visitation and pastoral mtn- . lika Aaron as arrest But *herff ,,,o-_'_.,^ " "

tstry than .the average pastor of to- I bad limltn#lnn* -n,4,, ,,._,..h./- a .... _..a BUl, the preacher must always remember

" PubUihtdt_tr,_0ntht, _, the Sa,a,t,e pokiest,n,,oust 2,,, day "_" " '_=strm of i_s"owl_ for" hI_"'" "_'V7 :"2. " th,tl[.the l][i/_tralian-:ln not _o I_'eanfus_ .

rroost and in Avenue the interest Box 527, of thegangas Church Clayof 10the Ma_ourl Nazarene, maintained Subleriptl_n b_ , .... • " " " _ , - - " ' W n atonement • naa with the tr_ "L _t-lll IIlus-- u'ag_u. ' t" @ £ -- /UtVO " * t "

price: $1.00 d _ear.EnteredaS _gcondeMSImiLLerat the poll Wc " do well to thlll k" upon . these , , f ' .. to_ha made 'and...... the other was that' he , ' this hasten ¢_- in my_ o.._, ,... axpa.._nce . ,,to ,,a ,_ .

office at Kansas City,' Me. Acceptance for mailing at saeclal rate th rigs " Was m e • .

. . . • . ortoland likelyto leavethepriests . Indlcatodby theresult at ,h_d__ ,h

"©f.postape provided tot In Section 110_, Act of October 3; 1917 . ' " "" _l ' • • . ' " . . . . _ - -7_ --. ........ y_ _. _.e

amnor.¢0 t_eeemb,e_0, 1'_5. _'.ttdrma to,trl,oU_rnto the D. SHrL,V CooL'Zre, L, Ot ea vaasn,L ..Ther_e,ra .on .this point,'. ,!servlea that I. finish the story which I had"

Clty.Preather'SlO, MIstouri.M*g_zlne' 29Z} "[roostAvenue.flex S¢7, garaal Managing Editor "" me writer of Hahrewtt/qand:a bettertype ./allowed only to .the place where it made

- in:'Melehisedecwho was, so :faras his dear _ha.point of;truth:lhad In.mind.

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;ri_e listener, ilowev_r, iastinterestL_.the Let'usnot-lesesightof'therantthatour . All men. at leasta big majorityin all had been thrown down. He arrangedthe

lineof truthI was presenting,and wanted taskis"notto makc man do rightagainst 'cinssesand callings_ofmen, have a ten= wood upon the alter and. the sacrifice

only tofollow.thesthry.Aiid in tidscon- " theirwill.but to leadthem to willto do " " dcncy te componsutd. That is,when thep .upoU the .wood. Andupon thishuman

nectinnthe preachermust himselfnot get . right. Our instrument.aspreachersisthe hn_;ac!neImportantadvantage,they inclinedto leaveoffotherswhich are alsa are ' out foundationGod the firethesentdown serviceWould the fire.. haveWith-

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so token up _vfih his s_dry that he fctllowa gospel; arid if we are to lead mbn to calit

on beyoi_d the polv.t of _pplieation. If "._at_onthrouglL the gospolj we must ,con-" _. important. Onb of the examples "of this meaningless, but without the p_eparation' •

era who ard well-trained in the art of background of our present thought there

_.taller, h_ dOeSratherSO folloWthan it,a hepreacher.becomes a story. _,incO]marts their_may belntellcC_moved, in order that their • • _] • "_tendency is foi/nd in the fact that preach- there would 'have been. no fire _]n the .

t." p_cdacldng are inclined to neglect the . has been no neglect'of the.human phases.

Bible inetep!mr's_ are universally under- " " " : " _ spiritual qualifications for their task, and The" pi:eecher, of whom we are thinking

standablebecause they draw so con- _


election, Thaodorc Roosevelt had made- get rifle came out from thb middle of the temperament; r_rne rejoice with Joy.w_lch" so as though aceom_ded .with, outward

the race for the presidency .on thd Bull big. bei-rel. That has happened to a seeks to "valee itself in ecstatic shou.ts of m mnifastatians It is a conseiousass wrought

Moose or PrngrekSlveflcket. _He carried ._ preacher also. And'when it happens to - prnlse_ and others may weep for joy, but in theseul, that a change is effceted,"

on. a noisy and far-reaching c_mpelgn, you or me, .what shall We do? 'There is . hone of these, manifestations constitute A Wz_,_'H 0_"ASSlmANCE

and he and his friends claimed that he was ' just one 'thing for '_ns to do. 'We must" the witness of the Spiritl they ore resultant

going to _-Weepthe countcy and be elected, build the altar more carefully. We must " • " " effecis_ "_ While the nature of the witness is thot

But when the yotcs were counted in NO- arrange the" wood with greater concern. • ¢- " ' of an inner persu_iofl, yet it is not withL

vembar. Theodore did not rc:Ceive enough. We must make more certain, that th_ "Th_ witness consequently ls not arty par- out a very do/L-rite certitude. Some who

. ticular.form of emotional satisfaction. Do" , like Naaman Of old Would desire to see

electorel v_tes.to-make his candidacy look sacrifice is in place, • .Then we must ap_ not: mistake; we would Sot infer that it seine great thtns, um_ be disappointed at

serious. The cartoonist pictured Roosevelt preach the next contest wtth'firmar faith, does_not produce emotional satisfaction; it its simplicity, but tl_ose v_hd are -more

as a gunner "holding the firing sh-lng of And. parations we must,continu_ and lift u9 "to the mak_ r.all the for lpre- fire " ., • most • surely does, But by cenfu_ing'the interested In facts than insigns or Wonders

:a Thelarge-hutted, bore of the sho_-ldarreled gun reprasented cannon, the" until the fire comes dt)wn._ For Jttst as

cause and effect in this ease some have recognize the substantiality of mlC_ a witpro-election

predictions. The. moment of the contest on ,Carmel depended upon.th_ erred. -Same have experienced' a. certain nbss In the verse, or r,thar, part"thereof,

the election came. Teddy pulled the string; coming.,of the fire_ so certainly does" the sense of emotional relief nn_ they. have Which we have' chosen..the expression is

But instead of the big BOOM!.which, the force and effectiveness of our preaching i ' inferred that this whs the _vitneas of the all wealth of full "assurance." The phrase"

cannon promised v a llttio'_ag, such as dapendnpon the unction and pewar, of the _dtrit .only to lind'.out intar that. "they is redundant In denoting the Iflentitode of

" not real_y ancnoreu me_r sam m dl_ this as._urnnse,. In the statemen_ all

might be_'expects_i'.. from a 22--caliber tarL Holy Spirit. upon na. . vine truth, wealth, there is the indication that no to=

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thereare Having two thus witnesses,.we established .the considernext fact that • on howinamcr/dlcas I assuredthatth!sisnot error and delusion. my case; And : "'eanings l Tcstament:

in order the specific work nf each indi- ahd that I do .not mistake the voice 'of

vidua_lwitness.In the caseof the witness theSpirit?Even by thetestimonyof your _p11 " "

of .theSpirit,itis immediate and direct, own spiritby the'answerof a good con- Ra Ear1_ .. ;.

As'to themode that i-ematnsa m_stery, sciencetowardsGod.'By the frui_which

but this does'not.impair its reality, .There im hath wrought in your spirit, you r,hall % 6. Holiness in the New Testament

are many things in life that are beyond _ur .know .th.e teMimony of the Spirit ,of God. - :

comprehension and ut}derstanding, but Herebyyou shall know that yott ax:e in no

yet their factual, existence is without delusion, that you have' not deceived your • _ - - : . ' .. -.

question..As to.our mode of apprehension own -soul, The immeclinta "frnits of the "_T IS obvious that a proper understand- from a ritual use to an ethical ,meaning.

Of this Witabss, this Mso has somewhat Spirit_ ruling in th_ heart, are 'love,. |oy_ " " J['i/ag of the meanings of the Greek words J.V. Barfle_ .after" discussing the dlstine.

of a mystery attached to it, but we do ,reave, bowels of mercy, 'humblene_ of" "nsedin the New T_stament in relationto lion between hagiadzein and hoonidzein

-know hoW to .ciassify it';it is by intuitiori'; mind, meekness, gentleness, long suffer- holiness is basic to:.onr study of the sub- says, "_eh verb passes _thrbugh a ritual

In this connection 'Steele Commen_, "What ing.' And the outward ft:ulls are, the iccL : H we.go astray here, we shall lose stage of. meaning to reach an ethical dr

has token place' is that my d_ad soul has doing good to all men; the doing no evil to our way-. L'ompletely. . . spiritual One." .Trensh, in his. discussion

my.dormant power of spiritualpereeption, ous, uniform obedience to,'all the com.-. . . " .

so that I know by unerring intuition the . manOments at God.". . :

; _ presence, of God, "the Holy Spirit. 'To MOreever, Wesley warns that one should " .

know the Sptrit_? says Murray, _is the di- never rest in s seemlng..witoess of'the In62 of toes6 eeeurrenees.it is used as n the Service of Deity.. .But the thought

vine foundation of certainty, ,Christian Spirit without the witness oil his own . _ substantive and is translated"seint." " .lies very near, that-what is set aldart from

experience rests.upon the some basis with spirit; .moreover ire should nob .regard c "" The_pH_mary meaning of bogies is "dc0i- " the world ,and to God, .should sepai'ate it-

"mathematics. and all philosophy'--self- what might be evident fruits of the Spirit . catad to the gads sacred," "It-is rare. in self from the "world's defilements, 'and

cvidant timth, the activity of the3mman- without having the. witness of /he Holy Attic and never:in Homer, The common should.share in God's.,purity_ and In this

way haglos speedily acquires a moral

• _nt God -in. the. htmian soul.."... (Joseph Spirit. Should one do'this he would not [ classical worel is hagnca, which means

, oak), . • " " " . have the fvJues_ of the wealthier esm._r- . _ "venerable, secr_'d," and also 'pure, pu_re 'significance."

• As regards_he Witness of our'0wn spirit,,, once; he would have entered into only half _ _ from carnality." - - ' ' '" Moultan and Mililgan'note that "the adth_

is inferential.' We read in the Word " of his ir_zorltance. • '_ •. ' ' " _ "Abboit-Smlth,glvca the following treat_ 'jective is common as a title of, the gods"

• of God the marks of Christian experlencd,"'._, Thus we have n wealth'of assut'anco In ._ met_t of bogies as it is used in the Hew in the .inscriptioi_s."

then we note the transformation that ha_ " that It is sufficient to prove the Case be- | Testamenii . " It l_ Clear that the ,ddrb hagiadsei_ lure

taken graces place and virtues giving have evidenee been born that inansh Our: yand question;" there need be no doubt *' 4' "1. Its highest application • is to God' tt'dsfiniie ethical connotatinn -in the New

.regarding our pel'sonal salvation. While himself in His _urity, majesty, and glory, Testament and- means something, more

own soul; they do not. receive theft_ full-, th_ may be regerdad as the principal de- Hence _ (h) of things and places which than mere!y "to cdnsecrate, or set apart."

development with their first incoming, bt_t stgnation in the passage .we. have .used; , • h_ve-a claim m reverence as aae/'ed tO This. fact is recognized by almost all ,lexithdy.

,are present and' will grow and in- yet we feeltl{at there should also be noted God;. (b) of persons employed by hlm_.as cographers. Liddcif and Scott's Lexicon

crease hs the days go'by. Perceiving these that the_e could well be included the facts afigels; p_pheis; apostles. 2. Applied to defines the tern1: "tdhallow, purify, con-.

sourcegraces within,is none WeotherCOncludethan divine,that theirand to which testimony is borne, that is; great " persona as separated to God's rerviee: secrate (2) to cleanse, from pollution, "_-

that,they have been wrouglxt there bythe spiritual realities, • the greatest values.of .. (a_ of' Christ; (b). of ChrL_ilans, 3. In "purtfy"and notes there uses in both the

life..As life is'preferred hayond 'all other _ the m0ral sense_of shar_g God's purity. Septuagint and New Testament. Thayer

Holy Spirit. It has been said .that the goods, sO spirItuar life is transcended above 4. Of pure, clban seerlfice_'and offering*." follows suit. .

second witness is a self:judgment, con- . natural life; the presence of spiritual life Thayer trans]_ates the word in its moral • We shall take a brief pt:elimtnary view

firming the ,firSt • " in our heart and soul:is .the priceless trea_, sense, "pure, sinless, upright, holy.!' In . of some of th_ passages,in which: the verb

Wesley in_disouksing the relation of the tire, the pearl Of sup_:emd'wgt:th for which • his discussion of the use of .the acljecifve bagtad_eiu occurs hi the New Testament.

witness of our.spirit .to.'that of :the Holy we might well part with' everything else as a substantive he.says:. In Matthew 23:17, 19,: Jesus speaks ed.'.

Spiritasks,"But l_ow., - shallI know that to obtain.:How thanlduLwd. should ,Ira .j nst . as the " Israelites claimed for them- the temple sanctifying . the'gold with which.

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• 'w selected._heni from the other nations to altar sanctifying the gift which was laid

• .farif a man mistake in this, he may run .-of lifef lead a life acceptabh_ to him and _jalce upon It. In both cases the evident mean-

" • . : ' in his favor arid protection, so this ap_ ing is that the gold and_the ' gift are ran- •

• , _¢c_¢cca¢¢¢¢_¢¢_o_m_ " pellatian is'very o_taa in tha H. T. irons- . "dared ascred,.b_, the fact of their associn- '

.. farted to Christians as those whom Gad tion with that WHIch is already sacred to

Life is worth while if you are growing daily in spiritual knowledge. _ _' has" selected " out ' " of the world,, ' " tha_ under 'God. The formal, ceremonial idea of sane-.

Life is worth while if.you are epnstantly unfolding in nobility of character. the*influenee. of the Holy ,Spirit .they may 'tification. i._,evldendcd'here, ..

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Life ts worth: while, if you are faltlduliy ,tfllllllng every ohllgall_z_ and re- , • _ofee_l_:_:_dn'ih_°e"_gh°o_e:_'GP_.tak°rs: • The a.__otKyl_l of Christ b, the Father

sponstbllity. Life is worth while if you ar_ developing a 'deeper conscioUS- _ ; ... _ .. * is_stated by.Jesu.s Himself in Jqlin 10:36--

-zne s_gm_tcant thing, about hafffoa .and" '*whom the'Father sanctified and rent into

nc_ of your personal allhmee with God.---Gaz_I._t,z K.t,zasca, its derivative verb is. the p_:ogressh3n the ,world." Obviously, thfs has no refer-

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ence to purifyingf It simply signifiesthat •"1. to 'dedies_e separate, set apart .for . synonyms_ "He enters into the theological through the New'Tastement, noUng their

Jesus was set apart by the Father _or o "Ged; 2., to purify, make conformable in implications of the terms'more thn_ is various uses. "This can be done with the

,definite mission, which was to be accom- character to such dedication: forensically, ... necessary for our disctission in" this chap- help of either Young's Analytical Conpilsbed

through His incarnation; - by actuaI sanctification of life." " ter. But certain points are of interest cordance or Strong's Exhaustive C_Ocor-

Closely related to this thought is the There are three main S_lbstantives. de- here. dance. Every preacher should own one of

statement of Jesus in John 17:19--"end _u rived from bogies.. They are. hagiarmds, _ _ . Attention "i's first given to the reason "these.

behalf of them I sanctify myself," Hei'e. hagtotes and.hagtosune. Of the last two, . _vhy the biblical writer_ chose hagtas. Its

again, the thought of purification is neces- bath of which may be translated "holt- use.in _the New Testament is due to its ((¢(>

sarlly excluded. Just as the Father set ness." haglotes refe_-s properly to (he abe' ,•adoption : by the Septuagint translators. _ . . •

. _ apart "_oi"His redemptive work and stract quality, while .hegtasune refers, to. ...... They are the, hues. who. chose, the word. A Thanksgivin_ Prayer

sent Him into the world., to accomplish it, the state in man resulting from hagtasmos. - n andinvested it with a deflmte significance.

so. Christ now. set .Himself apart -to ex- So states Abbott-Smith.-' But.Bartlet-shys - . Cremer paints out the tact "that bieros is It. E. L. Pru_ty

perlence willingly the l_ssion and resur- • that hegiosune mean.# the abstract quality" : the most .common,word in classical Greek

• recfion which lay just ahead, and haglotes, ;'the same concretely, and . • .to. exprd.ss the idea of holiness, : But it Dear Lord: "- ....

subjectively conceived as a persohal qual- . was rejected--it .0ccur_ only tw.lC.e in the For the _Jdy el Thy" leading, _bh_.n the

26:18)herfiahce,amongthere

In tvJo passages,

occurs, thoseteewhoOXprbssi°n'have

in .Acts (20:32

• i_en_

and ity."

equivalent.

Liddell

Thayer

and Scott

does

make

not discuss

the terms

their

New

,'nan's

Testament,

.Greek {_ohcbrdance--nnd%instead

according ,to.,th'e Englibh.

. Fdr

.tva_l

the

is

rainbow'

dark;

a_tor the,rain,

_. • '..

_. "

sanctified." There does not _edm to be relation to each other, the Scptungint.trenslatora sele,cted haoles, For the hepethat springs, i_ the human

anything in the context .of either passage

-.

Of t.hethree terms noted

" "

above, hagias-

'a Ver'j rare wbrd in classical .Gi_cek, as we

" heart, .'. .

that would define the exact memdng .of rues alone may properly be" ,translated have already seen. Cremer agrees with That ]attune will smile agath; .-

.,:, sanctificatlon_ "sanctification."

-

Ahbett-Smlth says, ;'As '

"Moulton and Milligan as to the ren_u for

"

,.t

• _" _ . ,: .... - tl_to . have. a term as free :as possible-: . Fbr "'the "" e_astening.._power ' '

old.tears aad

_ Hebrews 9:13 there_ is a reference to an active verbal noun in -mo_, itslgnlfles _rom _gan association, • ., pain; "_ .,-. , - '

" the _eremonlal act of sEt/_cilfying of the [_roperly the process rather than the re- """ " For the billows w_lch 'threate_t our

I._vifical system0 accomplished by the sultant state.,.He thinks that" it has this It appanm that the final' ccttIement.on ' barque, " -

. . sprinkling of blood.. Obviously, this cese- proper grammatical.sense in _tght'eht'of the mea_dhg of haoles and its-del-ivatives "For the _alth to beliers 'our loss is our

menial sanctification •did. not, of itself,

tea

Testament.

passages

He

where

•says

it occurs

that inin

the

the*New.

other

_'

"

]

[ ,.

.

"

will.have

use Jn the

to

New

be made

Testament

on the

end

basis

the

of their

Sop- " And

' , gain,

that light u_tll rome

.-

o_tor..the

"

dark;


produce any inward- change of character, two, I Thews. 4:4 and I Tim. 2:15, "it l_r_ w _ ,_ tuagint, rather than" on the root meaning ." _ . ,. , i. , , _. , "

But trast the between writer this of Hebrews outward 'ceremony draws a con- and hops inclines to the,resultant, state." _'. . I_ ' a'[one " " "As ha-los _ was ,,_ed "_ bv_ th_ .......... Gr_,_c ' Fdr the _ove _oa_ch , ' cam/arts . - _nen• " magn-.

the actual purging of our .consciences "by Bartlet i-goeS'sos this Opinion.

• "

He writes

' t] classical Writers' it did not have the' f_l " ..= t.er is g.one;_ _ ......

• , . . ................. For too lalttt Which Kuows no de_sotf

the' blood _of Christ. It '/s evident that on this point: . . " . • _ mgnutcenco tna_ z_ nns m me _ew Testa- For con e_t---_' " _ ......

. . . . • . • • , rage r _ eaclt fray iot_lt _C

• ment. The theologica_ and ecclesiastical - dawn, " " •

New Testament sanctification; then, in- _rhe form of the word. indeed, suggesta . development of Words used in:the Greek For the battl_r _hb u_lll not retrest;

: valves" an inward "cle[insing. that emphasis should.:lie, an the process Bible .is a favorite theme with, Cremer. " ' -

There are three passages in w_ich the involved. But itsactual usage, which is "

"verb hagtadzo is used simply in the sense perhaps exclusively biblical "and patristic, O_ course, his thesL_ has been weakerted_ For the _eilowshlp bo_n o_ cdnnmunlfll li]e;'.

of ?'Imllow_g." Twoof .them are in the does _ot ,bearthis c_ut... • ,.Hence. the gseafly and laterby scholai'_. the discoveries But there el Deissmenn :still a For

For,

.t/re_

the

spirit

losses

tchish

anti,asses

bans

_ve

both

bear;

divhten

• so-called I Peter 3:15 "Lord's where Prayer._' we are , told The to third:is "sanctifyin_" idea sometimes o_ sonctifiCatiou attaches as to aha_arnas, quality or state even ." " residuum of truth in the fact that biblical .' ond-stri]e_ i . ' : 'L .

_ = r = " --

Christ as Lord" in our hearts.. This seems outside the N. T.; while in the N. T, it Will - writers put track or increased content inte " Aud drives o_t m,qdcton o_l Care;

• to refer to a proper recognition of Christ's be: found to _e .the prevailing thought it/ the terms they USed. . ,. . For _oed' and _or raiment afut b|e_istn_ el

. lordship in our lives, .This idea would in. one form or auother.'! " " • As .inr as _lerivati0n of, words is con- For health;" the courage : • to dare- and _ . to d.o; :

" valve the act of ,full conscoration; err- The exclusive Jewish and Christian use cerned,. A. B. D_vidson has h discrimlnat- _or ll]e, love and laugh_or--tvhet wonder-,

•. tainly, end an.attitude of deep reverence of these nouns is stated by Moultou and ing obsai'vatiou' ta Offer. " He writes: .

.Not

]ul

confined

wcelth.--

tot the.Gentile

& =

or Jew!


[or the

Christ_

holy c_acier

"

of the

.

indwelling

" ...

_Wllligen_

and noun

!'Clear

outside

"evidence

b!blical

for

and

the verb

ecclesias-

.'. i Y'Etymology is

• "' the_'recl meaning

rarely a safe guide tO

of words.: Language,

For,_he

. ,

isnd o] the

the brahe,

free sad the home.el

" _ , ' •

Areviewof the Use of the verb hai)_ladrein

tn the New Testaraent would seen_ to

" tical writings appears

Theyalso suggest that

to be _vanting:"_ "

these four derivanswehaveitintmyliterature_lias'alreody

'di'ifted far awuy from the primary sense

For thechurch

echsol;

and.the.home

" " "

and4h_

. -

"

indicate that, far from being confined to fives ,from bogies were.fornied,when that "_ '_ of the words, Usage is th0 only'safe guide. (Grant each one the grace of'Thy Sp[rlt

the sanctifyingof our heartsby the Holy term "was appropriated'InJewish circles ",;.. Hence the Concordance isal_ays h " to pulds : ' - " "

Spirit,it Is employed frequently,wlth to•representtheirspecialidea Of _holi-i safer enmpardan than the Lexicon:' " In the _a_ o[ the Golden Rule ) "

_ :reference t0the holiness bf God.and Y_o hess.'" The Greek already'hod hagldzo_ . " So, whi}b We have found that hagter F_r the meu w h? See Ohio''and _dllow

• ottr.lioilness as consisting.priniarily 'of a and" its de_lvativas; "the variant words. _ end Its derivatives h_vo primarily the their track, . , " ' "

certoh:t relatidnddp to God. That rela-" with the 'addsd a auswered'to them in _ " " idea of. saeredness'_nd secondly, the:Idea Forthedre_in_t_hotretnfnthe_nks;

,_ tionship is possession, based upon cause- "function, but were" free ]rem pagan as- of purity, yet it will be in a study of the For all. who light evil and will not turn,

cratten. The Old Testament Connotation soclatien." ....... use o£ the terms in. the- New _lk,_stement back--

bulks 'large in the New Testament.. " Cremer. in his Biblteo-TheologtcaI Le'x, itself'that.we shall make ourflnal decisten _ For. these blessbigs,, dear Lord, t_e _Va

Perhaps the best summary, definition icon, devotes.twen_y-flve pages to a treat- _as to meaning, The stttdious minister "thanks.- . . .

." Lsto'be found in Abbett-Smith: - . ment of bogies, its derivations, and its L" " " would do well to follow these Greek words " The Pente_staI H_ruld ,:

" -io.(Ss0).... " ' • .. : ThePnmr._sXT,_man. _ovo_b_-_,sember. ' _g45" • • : • (aSl)Sl


• • • .

to'declarethe whole counselaf God; in .thatheaven istheatmosphereIn which the

We H av. e Abohsh e dHcll , lo.e, Thebutwtthautminoing. church did nat create hell nor did almost . oofGodi/ve,

rtdiculom it howimpe 'is to believe haw this lhlo

¢ . - it invent.the idea of it. The church simply without aLso believing h_ the terrihla up-

" ".... ChaFlaln 'John 2". Dotinelly states the revealed truth" regarding it, peslte. And this hell Wldch is where*Gad

" . " .- . . . . . ,#,_ .especially Christ's aAvn references to it. is not and where the devil is, is nothing

__ WAS discussing a child's Bible storybook The subject is hard. tb pre_fch abeut. Jesus describes hell as a prison, a plage trainslike thefarmodernistthe next purgatorY,examinaflon_, a"whereplace_ene

I with a lady, and in. the course of .the There is no spiritual joy for the saul, but- " dr. outer darkness, a _urning lira, a place with fine tropical climate, really _bracing

conversation .she said, "When, I was rather, does it leave a -sense of depression of "anguish and suffering, .a place from 'to the constitution.-Such .thoughts am

young all one heard at ehtirch nnd •Sunday and heartache. What makes it doubly which there is no escape. An environmenf cheap and _rivolbus. The reality is somesoheal

was sin and hell, but folks don't hard is .the fact that if the 'subject is " - where the weaIth and pleasures and pres- thing much more tregie and terrlble; And- .

believe in that sort of thing anymore." preached on at all it is not received with tige of earth are valueless. Where men" so at last.webegin to understand the hor-

Whethbr .we like to admit it or not we are seriousness by many in the congregation, who have never behaved wlti be disei- rible nlghimare of bell has .one of its

forced to confess that much that the lady One .Sunday evening I I1reached on "Tl_e . plined. "When absolute justice will be .sources in something far less ignoble than

said is true. We hear little of the subject S_rrows of .the Damned, After the'_er-, measured aut to all. Where mercy shall We first supposed; 'l/all is the shadowy

of sin and hei/, and there" _re many people

vice one of.the indies exclaimed purt'ingly never be given and hope shall not be. from a/out on fire'; and it is nai the great-

and many churches that no longerbelieve to my wife, "I think your husband is so The holy .and terrible" wrath of Gad . est sinners who shudder at the thouilht,

• " " cute when he tries to I)6 so serious.'* " " against sin has been folly revealed, "The init. thh greatest saints who know what

these doctrines. . . . wrath to come" is an awfulthought. But the.loss must be when God turns His face

Ho_v-often ft has:bash stated by those The future punishment" af .the wicked . .

-claiming, some attempt at reasoning, that wag a subject that occupied a _verylarge Gedlmust punish sin; sin'hnd snffe_-lng are- away."

there cannot bea hell oi torture silch_aS l_ince m• the ministryel! • Jesus. Inseparable. not mocked: for "Be'.not whatsoever d_eel,/ed;- a man God soweth, is "" - War'wick• Dceping wrpto "HER _ " is " a vain "

that Which the church teaches tbei-e-is. ."Wllasoever shall" Sayt Thou fool, shall that shall he aisq'reap'.' (Gal 6:7). "He regret for failure. To. stand, at the and

One wrote, "The fear.of heti and the devil _e in danger of hell fire"_ (Matt. 5:22)'. that'bellaveth not shaU be damned" (Mark af one's days and to know that the landhas.

been eliminated, for" which we, give "It is profitable foi" tilde' that one af thy 16:16). scape

of stones,

you

and

I/ave'

the

painted

.bones

is

of.brokenmerethanks."

But the denial of the truth can members should perish and hat that thy -Jesus ga¢e the 'account 'of Lazarus. in

gray, a place

never destroyit. " " " " " whole body shared be cast _.into hell'! .. paradise, and of Dives in hell lifting.up his aries.' Who Wilt'deny it?. Can any r/ran7

The idea generally asserted is that..the (Matt. 5:29). ' . . . - t q eyes in torment that w_ .beyond relief Hell is to 10ok back at the dim, rep_anchiul

Idea of hall is .contredictory. to the fact" of "Fear him'which is able to destroy.beth and beyond remedy. Hd pleaded for. one facesof those who loved us, v/nd whom.we

God. Men of feeble wisddm and of•in - . soul and body in hell" _Matt.. 10:28). _' drop of' water., He had' .at last arrived have betrayed."

complete knowledge try to express ape .............. _,_ ,.,L_ il where he had bcen jatlrneying to all his Tttere is or/e "h_tortcal soefie which by.

- "'" "" "" - G d of _ear ram. wmcn al_erne ham Kmcu w ' "

pealingly and nrllua_uy .ma_ a o .. ' " " a " " _ : ,, fife. Although he wag clothed in purple Itselfwould show that the idea of imlove

a'nd merry .could nat be a God of .beth power to e st into t/ell (Luke 12.5) .....

wrath and punishment: a God .wh6 made " "And if thy hand offend thee, cut itoff: .: _ _dy, fmQwas llna_n' "faredp se_ ny many'SUmPtus'us'lyana envma'eVerYnymeasurable.. ., , ,,suffe/'ing. .....dues..: nats' contradict_,.,al

the" dblicate.•flowers, the glorious sunseh, it is .better "for thce_ t_ enter Into 'life " " fill, this w_ts hi_ end What'is sale1 uf him me mea oz _ou; tea¢ is. me cane oz _ -

the beautiful, waterfall, the singing .birds, maimed, than having'two'hands to.go Into '_ must be said of" every Clirist-rejeeting'. vary! .im,Pertshably yield" in the factual

ti/_ reli/ng sea, ahd who fills the field with hell, into the fire that never shall .be .pers_, of every person in fact Whois not" recordings of the Gospels,

• _ . . t ....

grain end"the orchard with" fruit, could .quenched: Where thel_ worm diethno, . Christ-centefi_d and SplHt-fillrd. I' do nat believe "that anyone who lure..

not be the same ALmighty who: formed and the fire is not qdench_l. And if thy ". .The Bible has a great many passages, ever censidere_l'theagany of Christ an the

a pit of fire and torture and cast souls _dat offend'.thea, cut it off: it is better.far "that-picture a very real and literal hell. " cross can really deny the existence of bell.

into it to.suffer the ifiexpressible pains 'of thee. to enter halt into life, than having " . -

the last through'all eternity, - , two feet to be cast' into hell .... "And But "even aside from the direct.thxts the - First of "all,'if her did not exist,, why .

•if .thini_ eye offend thee, plub.k It auti it " church marshals in conclusive pi'oof of should He have been dn the Cross at all'_

The reason the teaching of thh doctrine is bettor fai- thee to enter into the kingdom "' the.. existen_.d' 9f" hell bY the Scriptures. He was not _there beeatts6 he .could nat

of etenml punishment has been abolished . of God with'one eye, than having two ' which show it ii not only _notcontrary •to have escaped, _sr because "He was' unable. -

Is due to the hot that no one wants'to' be- eyes .to be '_st into hell .fire" (Mark 9: the true character af God, but is in per- to ,av01d the cross. Sdverut times'before

feet "harmony with tt. •God's infinite hall- He.lbR His enemies empW-handed".when

,of llevehell. In such Every_ dreadful sincere and truth'as deep-thinking the fact " 43-48)_ "Ye make" " : him ' twofolcl "_ , ',' more the" ' child "" " ness and jnstice_and man's utter wicked- .. they thought they had caught Him. and " '

soul, however, must believe,, for the facts' • _ hess demafid it." His ward proclaims it. even :In Gethsemane He 'cast His appre- •

are compelling even though it is not a - of hell "than yaurselves" :(Matt. 23:15). • History .has proved .it..And every man's benders powerless to the' ground. H He

pleasantsubjectto thinkabout, " "How can ye escape the.damnation of - conscienc • expectsiL . . _ _ ,, . __ ... had so wished He could have walked away

Dea_W _ _nge OI_t. _t_auls lnL_Dnooll ¢ _

Until eomparatlvaly recent _mes the helII?' (Matt, _q3:33). ' . . • .rem'..._m, --e.._e v (w ,,_,-,,,i_*,,d ,.............. mm_.t_ to

• topin of hell was the central theme of - In these seven references "hell" is mep_._ _ could nat be accepted as anything hut very ..... ._ ¢_o _ _._ ._ • _ ..._ ,I..

ev)angelislle Ifreaching. "Flee from the . tloned ten tlines. In each ease the_words ' • "...eran_" ........... _"_.

" "" h_o "*h.^l^_._,_ " .... _i'_t .... '- h_ d _...d_inetlv_ reof the ea connemnea .tagen.--an"be cause ._e.y as.t'eter _"'e"_'_dan" sat anu ..._us.._. P a!tu --

wrath to Come," was the fervently _pdated are given by Jesus Christ Himself. - "lost expressau ' me uaecrme Dean" o[ me as-he ea was called .... repeated "in _'way : Gad fulfilled , what

exhortation."LiterarymenlikeMflton.and "In this da_; when everything "is quas- . 'TheGinomy • •

Dante, and'preachers.like Knox, Edwards, ttoned and the tendency is to soft-pedal said,- "It is hfirdiy too much. to. say that Ha had aunauneed beforehand hy "the

'and Fiuney depletedthe.storesof humart

allthe disturbingnotesof llfe_thefollow- heaven and hellstand and falltogether..mouth af theprephets;namely,ifiatCl_L_t

When _te have taught aursolves to li_; should miller." .. . _"

speech to desqribe hell, er of Christ is.duty'bound to believe'and

I_ (352).. . . . . . 'ZI_o. . Preacher's..Ma_axlno • ,j. Navam]Sor-Docember,• 1946 _. . . . '. . . .' . . (353).I_


- . .. . . • . -', , | " .

• " ofGood "

own'Son to"suffer death on the cross but in one of His parables. "These _ go

hoore Can.at U0w a :esusmadea verygnmoantsto mant S0m e Mar ks , Preaching

actually:willed that He should thus suffer, away h/to everlasting punishment" {Matt.. "- " ' " ' " " " '

it is dear that t.he idea of m/ffertng is not 25:46). It does hat"say they were sent

in opposition to the conception of God. _wa.¢, They went- away because they " Arthur E. Barldej/

God's very nature demnhds suffering cam- willed to go. Judas though a professed . . _ _ "

mansurate with the .injury done, 'q?he follower of Jesus Christ, bcldnged tb Satan. _ '# ' " " -

•_[ 7MAT a prlvilege_it is to be .a Some preachershave soft-soaped]people

soul that sirmeth it shall, die'* (Ezck. ,18: Itis place" said(Acts of him1:25): that"'heGodwent did tonot hlsown send

VV preacher of the glorious gaspe ! of until they are blinded by t.he suda. : ."

4); We olxlyescap_such unrelenting'just God[ God has ordainedand placedpi-caehhim

If onethere, goes nor to hell will iris He_asnd because anyone they there." "go" ,-., ing lea a major,means of extending His " 'A .third "characteristic is, 'earnestness.

lice threugh the suffering of Christ in our

place. '_-lewas wounded for our traus- and not because they are senL m kingdom.,hto trtiesen_, every sermon The pulpitisthelastplacefor'uncertoh_ty,

grassinus_ ha _¢asbrnised.for our iniquities: - • " isonly worth Lhere_mltItproduces,Very v_gueness.Or doubL People don t co_

the chastisement of our peace was "upon Ovdr and over again there is the positive few preachers are able. to pt'each great about the construction o_ your sermon, the

big question in the mind of _he ave_e

him; and with his-stripes we are homed" statement in.th6,Word in Which Jesus de- , sermons bdt :_rtainly every grace' of ex- listener is this: "Is 'it alive?" It matters

by(ha'man's53:5)"sinKSoffendsthe insultthe Infbdtenmde in.BeingGo_ should_perish,dares that Hehutis that"n°tallWillingshouldthat_comeany'to " " . prasstan, and _very natural igift _of _mind little how e_xcollent the fuel. ff the fire'.

repentance" (H Peter 3:9). Timothy' should be,used for the effectof our- isout_ Ngtnilpreaek.erecan..heeloquang

then 6niy an Infin|to Being can atone for speaks of "God our Saviotir, who will'havo _.. piceshing. God's Work• is worth' ul/ that but: all can be earnast. Dr Chadwick

it. When an individual fails.in aecopt"th 9 "aU. men in be.saved.'. "KS I live, asith d vaan can give, and wurth all the:man. " said,. "Men ablaze are "invincible." Why

atonement provided he must then m/ffer the Lord, I have no'pleasure in the. death :A sermon cannot be:judged _.s a literary should .we not have Jeremiah's id6al: as

through" an infinity .."of duratio_ ca//ed e_ _the w_cked; 'but that the .wicked turn i" " ours. "His word wan in mine heart as a

eternity, which is helL Chrlst_'ascrud- from his.way and live" (F_,zek. 33:1I). . -pervade or artistic:product,, ]t more or leas; alihoul_h l_ut these _esoaro ouly may burning/ire shut up in my .bone_h and l

fled/or us and Will redeem •from this tar- Jesus exclaimed, ."How often would I hut _ "

ment all who believe.in.. I-/im. But God _ ye would not" (Matt. 23:37). AgMn He " " . means to an end.' It 'cannot l_e |udged-us.. was not sty." weary, "Why with forbearing, is it." _ld 'and a ci6rgyman I o3uld

leaves • e man's will free.in all things, even said _ "Ye will not come unto me that Y e _" shakeSpeard judged'., tha dremr4--hy, fts to David Garrick. the London . a_inr, '-'that

to TI_ thd point m--deT' of letting ra I him __ lose .. his soul. might ___..... ha_e v lifo" ___ .._ _'John __. 5 _:__. ,t0) ..... "I hay# ' ' :, ,,. ability to please, dr_stir admlratisn--i_ut you', draw the inultitudes:whlla I. preach ,

:. e oo ca . I_ ieycnoasemeisown _calledandyerefused;lhaveatretehed0ut i. "'_ ohiy _y its in_uence on "vdil.. and con- to 'empty peWs?" "Because," sald.the a_..t6r,

destiny, Therefore It. is posslble'far the my•,haiad and no :man rcgorded" (P/_v. • _'sdence_, _ " . . " '

:'Iset fort]f fiction _ ff tt were true,wMIe

"Individual and as it were to reject decide to Christ's pay hLs redemption own delft, li24), " - . " , :' " The first chai'acteristie is clearne_. The ' you preach the truth as if It were flaileD."

which because of. his Kmited n_ture he Thordo_e. it is the person's own fault common people heard Jesus gladly, he-_, Than, again_ bre_tcy is another.essentiaL

cafinotdo. _ . . . i_.heislast, Folks'have.laughed'andm!ade • - • cause Lhey liked His. plai_ "and simple • Fewsermous'err by hrev|_. _n early

fight"td hell,bixtwha _ escape,can there teaehlng and /-/is !'direct"lilustrelion.4., colonistwas so imj_re_ed by the short

" . _¢re is aldeflnite reaspnshleness and. be? "How id_all we escape 1_ _e negleci S0meanehasasld that thelanguageof the ser_hon'of ht_ an hodr_in. St. Phlillpfl

:. Islets to the doctrian o_ the eternal punish- so great .solvatlan" (Heb. 2:3). "

mente_thewleked, Hellisintalrejection . ,. ., .. :.,._preach_r.sho_ d be "the language of the Church in .Charleston..thathe wrote

of Calvary. Calvary.gK,as a meaning to "One of the professorsunder whom' I inarketplacdand the home Wised to its ab°ut itin-hlsdiary,Which was published -

tim very danlalof heR, as far as ram1- .studied told how one day.his wile dis- :' ldghast powel-." Do We retdise tlmt it is andcireulatdd'farandwlde.' Stop preach- -

kind is concerned. ._ovdred thelr little son toddling his kiddie- . pax:t, of .oUt_.job ,_o.speak'so as to "make ..' L_hlle th6 peopJe _re wanting to hear

- " .... " - car .down the- sircot amid ,'the' dangerous - our _iaeas dear, and dress .them. in cam- more_ and yell "will alway_ have semei_ne

." should

However,

be emphasized;

there isn ipasitivo

It is God's

truth _a't

wlil

trMfic.

child, "Camel

The frigh_ned

here, • you

mother

will 'be,

called

kliled]"

to "man, ordL_ry speech, l_ersonMly, I like Wanting. to he_

• .

you. .

" star dust and superb: oratory, but that t_po.

• to sa'Je nil men from hell. T_ere is no But the liltie one, unaware o_ the'dangers . ' of preaching L_ too high and lofty for the Dr. Chahuers once compelx, d the p_'e.,ch- -

need for arty i/_dlvldusl to go to heR. The and deliglxted fivith the'nice shlooth st_f hveregb man seekingthe way _ salvation, ing of a c6ntemporar_ to _ fine winter

Scripturesdestlnctlytoilus_ in faet_that

• such 4-place of .torment was "prepared "_ang back Joyfully; "I will be killed, I will " /ionia preachers haw the Instinct of uvia=. : day. His_sermous were "shgrt, clear,_and

for the.devil and his angels" (Matt. 6:24), "be ktiled,.I will be kliled,_' and cohtinued " tars, and same r_ake;their h_mes on' the cold.". "Brevity is good i dearnasa is hotter

It.is not Ged'_ _m now, nor'was it ever tod_-_on_ . *ay. " " : . Gran9'_a,_-_,huto_ _t._k in_!ng •hut_,_md_ _ h_i Wht _es an_

HIS_----_ r-- ----'--'_' , --'--k

Hlswhl"that any sli0uldperish" (ifPetor The world, Ls full. of foolish folksYthot • a, heard Is t_ practice clearness. . J6re_atthr'Wer_._'_o thelr_own: g_neratl0n,

3:9). Man "takes his position vdlufitarfly a_blindiy _pedaling" fl_¢lr "kiddieLcare " ' " : Socend, natu_ainass. I have i_o da_e"t0 we.are to be" to burs tO_ly4r'. _WOd_.q ate.-

" under the authority of God Or Satan_ and. 'down the dangerous thoretm_are" of'ran- ' ' . _ leman thesohmnity and dignity of stench- 'c_sihle;.thal _ the hegL"Jilng an_" endd'

belongs to and r_,,rvas one or "the other,

ht/tnattbboth. 'Norrna'l'_t c_'_'serv_a

_ul" living in carte_ m'_d"etertmi :doom

"deshltetheren_ated_t'fitntm_f1,_l" d'_ "

ins, .but

° •.

I fail to _

,: x....

"_h,, ^n_ =l,_,,_,t t._

*; ........

o_r

..

ga_e],

'

l read

.

flfl_ statement recen

tiY

mastem" (Matt.' 6:_)., H an _vid_

....

• belongs to God he will.obedientlyand " .

O"

"

_--

"

rS Unnaturm m manner

this: Billy Sunday

or/n

said,

voice to eshlev¢

• "I. preich' ;as

. _ ao not receli where, •'_'he Thermopylae

9f C.hrhtisnity is fife pulpit." God t'_kes

. . Joyfullyfollow'//L, fito heav_, Ifone has .Al1that'a in,ercl/_,Goalcan do He has . _mturallyasI breathe,Or eator an0re."In !tlidman; the._ rankas the preacher.

: spent a lifetime in the service of the devil done; We aldne are in blame if we neglect this conue_tion, l_t us avoid' flhttery,. "Let us strive to be the _ Pebble ex.,

! he bdangc, to the devil.and will follow -His bo/mfl_ui provision. _or tt_g .God '_ " Flattery- ' .m" i soft-seaping, ' '.someone has mnples of God'_ ambassadors, that we n_

him to hell, ' '_ . ". " . ' not wflti_ that any should perish.; , ' . said, and s0ap ..is inins_y Imr cent lye. be used of'Him "In wining, seula'today;


I

. • • . , •,

• • • " . • .

" 'Different from ratheon that c_apol oc- it,'his pulpit would oftener become, as it

.. The Pulpit Silence , . assiozi lady wes, _ald themefacewhen'I of the visited man of her whomin were, people. a Mount of Transfiguration " for"

Chicago. He was of a devbtlana] spirit, Just a word, in*,canclucllng, as to that

• J_]Jot Claytbtt " and just before the incident I shall relate pulpit in a more mfiterial aspocL I have

. . took place, he "had spent a considerable been in a certein church_ {here are three

• " time ln...private religious exereises; if- chairs on the platform-where the preacher

TN MY- college ttme,..years ago, I recall / quartet is being heard. Whatever the I recall.correctly, this hn d issN_d f?rthree stends'tS"speak his me._age," One of these,

; A being in_ the recitation" room of the reason for his temporary non-speaking; days. Then hb proceeded to the home the larger one, is directly, behind "the

"Latin professor and noticing on the blhek- the preacher has an opportunity dtlring it.

!_ .vocal." I)oard these I have"foi'gotten words written. everything: "Voices else' not mind If.ho• dwell falls in Onmake the Sermon use,ol it, heif.heleishis is soon to . a t" m of beenMrs.. ill." Jones, my • . • informant, who had s_cred left the pastor of this desk," to first sit the0thers one. in this" Itwas middi_ te't.he thechair. right, custom- The and of

. (there were a number of words, chalked deliver, if he tu_as over the pages'of some " - Whdn he rang the bell, the lady _nt result was that he was invisible to those

l" on that dark surface), but that aliltarallVe 'book Lu his.hand: _or_in ?my way'.makes It her.maid

the girl hqrried

down to

back

answer

up

It.

the

Immediately

steps, and

in the congregation except to the ones

expression

memory. I

has

was impressed

remained

by

dmbeddad"

its suggesin

.

appear

taking

that'he

place at

is

the

not

moment,

interested

he

inwhat

is losing

Is

"

. o:_cit_dly exclaimed in all sincerity, not sitting

The attendants

near the outer

with seats

efids of

to-&ards

the pews.

the

finn that there is'such_a thing as a speak- contact with. the people in fi'0nt of him; ." inkin_ktlmo to conduct the visitor in, "Oh, _:enter aisle" whould see him only when he

ing silence. . it may seem to them.that he is vitelly con- Mrs..Jones, Jesus Christ" is down there stoqd-up to sing, read/ make announceas

"he " _corned only in What _ he has a speaking at the" door." Such •was the radiance and .menis end preach..Part of the singing was

ml,,h_ I wander th # if a rn,_ent minister h realizes _ t.of re ht_ . part in As "the observer of all obser-" , . beauty on, that. man's face, after" his con- " done,while the cangregation was not stand-

_,-. -.a..,. every. -- _... .--e _ _..o. lwa -- vers" ' no;"win'" d'n welt°"to maintain" "" an at- .esniration on things 'unseen and eternal, ing. The feeling Was ttmt he had]usulhted

•.uh congregauon _ 1; neh,,_ LS prea_nmg, .ll _h_ fim_. not. '_;th a hi_ ys .. utuno"at _ -- aJertnessand • " - respenswenessta - - • that that unlettered glx:l _ough't. the " himself from hls audience fo_ a po/-tian of

........ f .a _........ nnd" nt,_f ps,

tu___ _- ................ of body .. _..e.e ,rh _ wl _ I b e • what - • is ,' going • on, . that will help "

. to make -his.

. : Saviour

in.that home.

really wascoming

" "

to..Im a guest .the se/'vice, With. a consequent loss of el-

• " .......... l- " eta " auditors attentive to him when he ad- feetivenesa:

OesaSlOIL_ when _ win De I IS mos_ p nt _ " " " '_--'* " 1 "" " _ "

" reachln . _ . dresses mere ._me peep e _e preaen. I _;erily believe that. if it were l_essible ". Lai:t Sunday evening I .was in a church

P • g_ "" ' or," • _ " " • . . . for every -minister" to go. from an hour's where the pastor sat in a Chair behind and

I once attended a meeting on Sunday. " c0mmuning,v]lth God directly "into the at dne side of the pulpit. Here he.could

afternoon wl_ere, different persons Who .At time# the p_ter .will come into the -

had part in it sat facing the audience, pulpit with someheavy personal burden, _" _ pulpit,_ there would be shcha splendor be seen bY amuch larger number of folks

" r some private'sorrow with which "no °nhisfaee, andsuchtriurDphandj°ymanl_ ' in the audience The bo_hseeuance _vnn

s_ln_:_ahtitavl_S_i_e?d_ea_ tW_ymYine_,_--strange_ intermcddleth.", He may be • rested in every.movemen_of.his l_ody,'that that dm:in_ those paris of the' mec_

eye

",_e ",acear " Y_:

oneo__.os_,p_rnepan_

_ Y "" ' " Y'"I -"

.....

physically depleted" or" weak

--

In

....

body a

." ..'.'te.an_' been if he

wo.id

did not

be

say

"a _e_on'

a word

fO_:.

his eoun-

J_.,

when he was not _tendin_ h_ b_t h;,_._o_¢

as he was beforeus. Such\au unrespen- rawness o, sp_rus'_ay oe assaumg .nun. . - 'ch_:ist,'" as aflectiveas:anythinghe " would touch with_thosebe_ore "

h_'-There'_)s

in: e_oser._v_o_o_,ioal°';_,_'_'£ir"_,'.7 _'_

siveness,such- a woodenness and llfe..-Tqletany of theset_ngs be manlfestod htier. But,'.llke tl_e_Hebrcw:leaderi'he-."notthe 'se_t_of intermlttentSeparations.

lessuesswas writtenall over.him, that to any"greatextefit'inhisface,as..l)e 'ape . would not be'consclouso[ that.bpteiulor.

one .zmgnt

" -

h_nagme

' .....

an _gYpuan mum

m

y, "i

pears

_

befo_:e

°

his

r

hearers

"'at a

Will

"l

"be

'

to court

° his ,features.

Of course, "the. preacher "is not in the

• - - pLdplt to exhthit, himself. But he is,

:hysome powerful sercery, hadbecg,v0,, is - on

'a galvanized existence. He trtfly appbared ", ¢ rn T ' g . • po , -. It was after long whiting on God that nevertheless, on exhihlttoh, in a certain

to haves ame to 11 ' and et Wbs dead. fram.heavan whereby n minister may find 'Moses came down frown the manntein_ and sense; that is, under'the scrutiny of every :

..

_e _eemea

n

completely

. . _c,

an_wteas.to

..Y _ ' -- .-

nts

that

balm

"there

" "

is

":

n _oy

--

in

rien"

sorrow,

"is

a _ecraf,

--"

: h_aveafy brightness made his e0untenanco one to whom he seeks to hi-lag the message.

S_I*rou_GIn_S.... t al_ o getrle "" r mdiff c re nt" -- to ,_ mr pam. . _xpe crag _i' m•

trum so .resplendcht .that the people to whom of life, Well for him, well. for' his people,

" what speakers preceding or following "him the glory of. his countenance, wdl' be full ' " he-ministered" Were awed (Exodus 34:29- IF even. t_is silences there heeome eloquent

.were saying. . .... of iastructio_and consolation for those who 35). True glortausl_, tru% for pr'eachers of the mighty truths he has experienced

" . .- . sit in the pews, even thbugh heresy not . aS they. tarry h/'the divine l_resen_e in and dcsiras to express. There is a' sacred

I recall a pleasanter scene. A revival be at his best as hq:prcoches. , " preparatlon for the appearance in .the oratory that appeals powerfull] to the eye

service is in _I_rogress, As the evangelist Our,,faesS speak in ways we do. not su- _ presence of their panicle will-be the Words as well as to.the ear, It isthe energizing •

preaches the 'song.1oadar sits facing .the _-_oot, V_hon'I wn_ n t_neh_v in n ee_#_]. " of the psalmist, '_rhey lo6ked unto 'him,

cangregati0n; such

expressionat .on" her joyous .face':.is approastion..,

frequcntl_._:' -"eall_, to.....................

n/_,"YouIdoked one of m_" students sa'sorrowfido_syou. one day "_--said ,; .._ .A[S.R):.andtheirfaceswere lightened (illuminated," " not . ashamed. .'radiant',, Spirit that works: in " ea'ch-case_ "

.

'o_ various statements of the sermon that _.t wlt_; t_,_ fne.]_ nn _b_ ._tfnrm _" (Psalms 34:5). Also, lhq Words of Paul ((

it addo-greetly to the effectiveness of the .the chapel during the regular daily ser- . are applicable, here "But we "all . with . -

message • . vice. And. she added, I wondered if it open •face beholding' as in n glass the glory O divine Master, grant that I may not

There are interva_ while the r_iniste_-, was because you were grieving, over the of the Lord, are, al_anged into the s_ane so much seek. to be cousol_l, as to con.-

Is In the pulpit, when he will not bespeak- failure of some of your students te do * ._. ' , image from glory.to glory' (H Car..3:18). sole; to be Uhderstood as in tuidemhmd;

ing. It may :be, if be'is not his own sopg their work faltlffully." You tony'.be sure It Was while:Jesus pra_/ed that '_is face to I)e loved as in love. For it Is _ giv_

" leader, when the singing is inking phi, m; that after that, seeing raysel{ ns others . did shLue'as, the "rain" (Matt. 17:2, with

- or. as the offering tg being placed in the ' lind seen me, _I ._as careful not to lot Luke 9:29), If a preacher 'would spend ing that We raceive;' _t is "in pardoning

-plates; perhaps when the-choir'is rendering any depressio_ of• spirits find expression - as much time in praying abodt his serthon : that we are pardoned, trod it is in dying

a special number,, or a solo, duet, trio, or in 'n _soi'rdw/ul countenance." - . . ashe spends hi studying _or It, arid writing that we are bern to eternal llfe.----_elected.

16 (356) , , . The PsonchefJ Macjmdne November:December.1945 ". " • .... " {35"/} 17


•., . ., . . • , . . . ",7" ,_" ; .. . .

What Should I D O With My .Life? m .Purity' andgenerosity. .' ghtcous. waswen,goingbothw 'heavan:e forand a co

• . Ond..of my of_ccra W'_ telltn_ me .the I _should struggle" after.a fur trust In

! 'General William Booth • - _ other day that such was the effect pro- :God:

- " duced upon his mind by first reading of

• - " '" " , - " the Gospels tl_at be co_ild not bring hhn- When the way _as d_rk, and I could not

A certain cciein'ated n_theress Is re- In pursuance of this object, I should_re- .,. _ self to believe that the" Aposiles' were . sod;

ported to have said that were she called- solve :to be something that would count , natu/_l men; he thought they must lfe When my heart seemed hard, • and I could

.upon to live her life again, she would cam- in .the strife between go6d and evil raging splrlt_ "_nt down -from heaven, who had not loci; . . -: • . .

menca by!hanging herse!fl .- aroimd me. No silly w_ting of time, or assumed..a human form' in order to show Whcu.'my spirits asnk, aug :I.. could net

' Now, Were the pi-ivilege of.repeating my sti'ength; o.r faculties, dr goods or oppor- , the poor, blind world Wha_ real religion rise; . -

! • - earthly career allotted me,.I am quite sure tunities would satisfy sue. All -would be _ " #" .was." • . - . - "" When persecution raged," .end comrades

consecrated, all baptized with holy power,. • • "

I. that I should not be tempted to.inaugur- all made tru}y divine• Ob, if I were young again,'wlth the pros- ,J'/ed; ., ": • . .-

ate it alto1- that fashion. It istrue that I pacts of a lang_ilfb befureme, lshauld.. WhcupoeergYandtemptaticuwerernyl°t;

have had my "share of .s6rrew, perhaps .""To further my dcslgn,.I should do many mt_,_l., _.., "nh ._., _4 _-- • _".._ " Whcu bereave-moat and loneliness, dark,..

more than ordinarily falLs to- the let_ of things: - ,. indedd and dr'truth be ahaly m°_ that I - ..ones my aurae. _ . •

: " ,man; btlt after all,I have not bees.so dl_- ' "

appointed, with my life's hapl_ntngs, or -I 1. should I should learn hehow a man besta[ tospiritual fight the skilb-- eft- heaVen may make realiy.tsl" men know.what . , - the . kingdom . of -" I should boa - man possessed of the Holy

" " . __. • • Ghost; when men:heard my name they

so meddCne_l' by its' failu_-es, as _.0 be emles of God and man, bring them hi-sub- 5. I . man el comJ_ssioT_/or would thlhk about God. -

tempted to take the effective rNethod of mission, tr_form them to good soldiers of . should cultivate the - " • "

_ preven_lhg their recurrefi_ I_ bringing Jesus Christ, unite them for: the most el- " spirit of sympathy with human distres# lshould _ to be filled with the SpirR,

• my exLstence to violent c6nciuslon, lea'live action and lead them I"orth to cam- wherever' ancI Whenever I n'Jght find,men, and nsph:e, _lke the Apostles of old, to go"

qtNo, that ls.ce_aintynot

"

the_ course I bat with the foe,

" " "

:, and

"

women,' and children In.sorrew, he

about.the world iml_rting the Holy Spirit,

: should adopt; _but I _wK1 tel/ you what I By night and by day I shauld_read, in- matter whether, their distress had been and breathing forth light, hope, end pew-

[- should do, could I go back once inore to .,,;_ nl_._' i_.h..... d /,v.,._' _,-n,_ + ,,am brought about by t[mlr own evil conduc_ " or on the soUlS 0f men..Verily, verily, I

_

if/e beglrming of my career and be assured I could do this work either as le-d_r . . or the evil canduc6 of Others oi" by bbme, _hould he an exemplificatt0n of-the Mas_

1 " .., .... or ter's prophecy," 'Out O| him shall, flow

_at a eng. spe/l of vigorous life was be- _as a follower,as Providence should decide . . nPischanco for which they were .not re- _ rivers oi living water." " . '

fore me,. I shored offer my life :up; wlth- u to "' "II " • . ....... ,, _ .sperislbte. - _ •

.-

out a men'eat's hasRatlon_ o_ the"alter - p tae.lu _evel oz_my mgnasl natural " I shmzld pity thelr conditlfn/ anil, _o -'My'comrades,-I have gi_;en youonly a

o

f

'redeeming

l

eve, I should

....

pLace.myself .

powers.



-


-, " "


hr as.I had opperlunlty,,conh-lve to give "ver_.'faint-and imperfect idea of'the man-

'_ --liedy, soul and Spirit-at th6 leer'of Jesz : 2. I shduld be a. _aan el sacrtffcc--I them practical assistance, . - . _er .in which I should deal with my life,

u_s'Christ, ready end willhig literally to " ,wOuld accept a life of poverty, privation, • ". - • , • . • had I the privilege.of living it e_;er nguin.

I! live


suffer, fight and die for Him. • and

way

toil,

for rife.

as being

And I

my

should

heavenly.Father's

'struggle _mtil-

" _

: uasge

.In this

of.my

I should

heevculy:Father,

only be" copying

:who'.n/gkes

the. Nevertheles_

tion of that'stimdard'I

It is_there,

shall

and

eerutecrate

to therealizathe

But did I notdo • this Ynany yca_s_age? I attained that sto'te of mind x#inch" would. ' ' ' His the sun _ust to and.the chin_ 'on unjust, the evil nnd and following the good, In • remaluln_ For all Willda',;s a_ree of that mytheadvanced so,-Vlce.and .•veare: de-

Cerhalnly I did! When a lad of only fifteen enabl_ me to endure hardship without o " e ......... " .....

"

_! years nf age' I made this offering, so far "murmur-or complaint th steps of my Savinur, _ho went.about v0iloa which I fe61.would be my duty at

._ as my limited knbwledge would allow_ . ..... " - ao_g good ,alike to : the" bodies and the the. 6_mmenedment. hf n_ life must be

ha - . 3.'_lsTiouldbea.mano/prayer--Ishould soma. of men. " " eqUal/y my duty et its'dose: .

But ff found In the cireumstancas.l ve_ accustom myself to. holding IntercoUree . 6. F shou[d be'a m.,ln' " 0_ _alth.-In reply

i th0t.ha.,

lit With heaven, until myspirit wes ever co. • ,wh eryoang or is •

• o e ys "e me to my.sam mrongu manh= with _ed inter- "_ ., ._,.. to our Lord's que/_tian, :'When tho Sori of standard of love and duty, and my stond-

_ e rinn "' " - -,o .. , ceamg m..._.

ixsl_uldCe,akO:gTsatlarO.n ?_d instruction,, and cryingfar the H01y Ghost_that is, Man cometh, shhll. He flfid l_alth on the ard it shall continue te be.until I utter

_ _=_ mere __m w.o_e.earu:_uy ..... _.! __ umn o • orang, can men. on_y mr". until- I , prayed • "without . . ceasing," . • .. , earth?". other heart, I should .ThOusoy, shalt"Y_.I_rd, find the, precious If in .no . my on earth. last. word, and. . ." breath6 _V last " breath

"at an76 gi'oe_d to act in"_o_su_i_ have traveledthroughtheworld,my corn- . 'To thate'ndI ahduld culllvate'lhe hol_. lfon_..Long yoar_moy'yet be.your _r_

l "

m -iy

And_

consecration,

having' made

_nd

the

that

off r'

_'n

,'

me"

_

_

:h

most'

ul_

-- cedes/what

Oh,:when

.... a

I

precious

look beck

ln,vainable,;

over the

privilege,

cotirse'I prInciple

habit of trusting

rcignh_g,'and

Gdd.,'

ruling

Ifi scosbn

hi:mine,"

anc_ ou_ tipn:

Will

.The.

you

world,

not Join

iris1/ye't

me in.this

be be_ore

consents-

-you:_

_;i thorough manner possible. . of'prayer has been mtnel " - of season .i should practice 'belieblng: " " Godis bn.your side. "

son Thy servant, Thy soldier,. Hencaf0rth ing on the threshold" Of my earthly llfe could possibly'befall reel "I should acous T spei/ula_ng as to your future. Hu_aanity

letme do nothing, and_allow nothing in my whether.fang, or short, I should at once. - tom myself to'a bold reliance oh the pro- needs you. A' great deal of thd :/'ellgi0n

i : . he(u-t I should or in soy_ my life, "Oh, butmywhat God, is Icalculated am Thy ' s_art Weie to prey, [, while..I ."". write' this, again :" siand4" ". " "_ tectton Under" n_d the'most pa'ovisIon difficult and directio_, conditions, of' that. my around .Men,'hngeI_ you'ls find spear friend6waY. are everywi_e_e So haln_e to

to pron_ote Thy interests on the earth. ' Indeed I shoulc_ pray in" public and ih !_ . s_'lovhig Lord. .... ""..-.: . . - " • the rescue, my comrades. Lift up" your

• make Thee famous_omongmen end.a_wer .private; yes evarywohere .I should" pray, O "In' ovary hour and In every place I he_d_.: Fix your eyes on thefuture. Rise

• the purpose, for which I have been _an- .until my every thought Was a piay.er . • " "should s_a'lve to believe all the time.that to your opporturdties-=the, biggest, the

'_ trusted With my. being; and then let me ::4. f shculd be a man O_ hbllneSs--_-I my-Father's arms were around:'me,..that grandest, and the mast. pregnant with

come up and.i,e/ffn wlth Theelarever and should rejoice In being known, revered.., my Sa¢lour'a wings..were over me, -thgt " blessing of any that have come to roan'in .

_ IG (_501: " -. . • "The Ike_l_e_s Maguslue Novembe_Dsoemb_ri 1945 " ' •" ''' " (359) 19

i forever." " • " _ arid feared everywhere for truth, honor the'Spirit's light was guiding'me, and.that - these last' days. . " . "

/k , ,


# A

b_W tool

• - . ,

Away wlth'everyfcarl,Trampleheslto- behind yet/. • • . . " • " " " "-

ties and half-measures beneath your feeh And, havirig taken your stand, then on, ' . Sorrow of Chrisl_ •Depression, Gloom, "Word .than ever before. I thhik'so.much

forgbt the failures of the past;leave .them and on, and still sol--The War Cry. Grief, Melancholy, Mourning, Sadness, .of it "that L. am tu'ging, every young

Tear, and Weeping. Under "Tear," I found preacher I know to buy it. It Is one of

"this striking text that I had completely the first books I urged my boy to buy'.

¢¢c¢¢¢¢¢¢¢c¢


The optimism Of J'_us'was maulfestod" "for the" needs of the world the clouds God Has Appalnted_.

in an undying'faith in hdmanity. H any break and the sun of a new hope shines

. • . . . . . .

po imisuo eanoeming mentt wasJesus.inn church ,,realwoy, thosowho Eve -Preacher a Saver .

man who ever livedhad occaslonto be through. You willfindthatthe pessimists _)T .S()ul " "

j At thebeginningof His ministryHe chose aloofand put no'hand to the burdens. , _ .

twelve men _o be with Him.' They were . Again, the opthnism of Jesus was one _. Rt'F. navld Anderson

the men He was ta trnin tobe the pillars that _triumphed over conditions. We .have

Of the •Church He wsa to establish. For heard it said, "It is always easy to hb ?"r'_HE ,most important event in all the ." us, If we are tobe efficient in our Cal_.

'] months end years He liv_d with tiWm and .cheerful i,{ one has everything In l|fe that | history of mankind "is the vicarious There is pasiff_ely .no substit_ta .for. the

I sacrificed evcryt[dng for them. _When the "" he want_. But real hdppinees, as most of .A. ate'unmeet made by 0or .Lord desLt_ , holy /lame of di_.ine love in .thn'huma_

"" end came how did these men repay Him? us have learned frgm.experlenco, is some-

:_ . 0_o of them"betrv_ved Him_ an_othcr _icnicd thing aport from any material consldera-. " to redeem man from tilt'fall and its dire heart. This moves us to feel as Jesus felt. .

Him, and the _'estran away and :left Him tion. Jesus was poor. He lind no place consequences.. It is greeter "and more .When we m-e right with God; His joys ar_

._ even tO lay:His "head. When He wsa arresting thnn the mighty work of crea_ _ouv:_oys, mad His sorrows are o_Ir sorrows;

,_ in the hour of His greatest need. "But He crucified and His 'persOnal property was tion in. which God !'_pake# and it wa_ When the catico-of God "langulahes,.cwry

n_v'er lost HIS faith in them.. How short . dlvided..arnongthe _aldiers who 'put Him done; he commanded, and 'it staod feeL'! t_e Chi:istian mourns. " -,.

- is :our patience with ,our fellows. One to death, the only thing He had _wbs the Our redemption cost the tears, groar_, and . People to y"fire' seeking .that which

, unfortunate experience wlih sonic,one we humble garb He wore. Ma_y times in His " untold agony "of, the innocent Son of God premises to yield the most' handsome divlha_.,e

trusted is'mff_iclent.to stagger our life He was hungry .and cSld and lonely, " demis.'" Investments :_re with this end in

faith.. Tliere are in every community men I_ut it never _or a..momcnt" changed" H_ He sank beneath our heavy'_oes vieW.. When people-live for this._orld,

and women who .have become" sour•and sunny Optimism. Poverty. may occcaton- To lilt-us to His th¢one; .

cynical because they }_av_. bean: d_sp- nUy make men pesslmistsi hut. riches, will Therc'e eel a gilt H{s. ha.rot bestow_ eternaltheY' become: oolites, more, The _andworkmOreof soul-saving'blind, to

pointed in someone fi_cy loved, Would arcomPlmh the same -result. H mcu and . But cost His heart a groan.

thb_ we might all" have a little of the pa_. wom_n, insist" on thinking of whht they - " " " " any_'ieldsinyestment ofinfinitely gre_tarwhlcl_ mortaldiVldendslinindthancnn

, . - have" not and envying othe_s _vho have It has pleased God to "call the commie- conceive. -Time and eternity are insopa-

_! tlence of Jesnsl more of _ world's:goods, they will in- ; .' sloe and equip human beings to bear the rably related because we are grcatursa of

i_ - One of the greatest teachers the wbdd evitably "become, morose, and discontented. " glad tidings of;reden_ption to. our fellow both'spheres; "[ .

has ever known was Thomas Arnold of It is by .rejoicing- in what we have and _ # men,- Angels would most gladly- engage

Rugby, He loved boys,-ond many-a man returning thanks t9 God for it that our .in the work. o£ soul-savifig, arid in their , . Every minister sheul_ specialize _In .

who afterward became great .in'the Brlt- hearts are filled with Joy.--Ds. SI"u_T . invisible capscity dbubtlvss do so, "Are brlngtag souI_ to "ChrisL ,His'every oct

"_ tsh Empire owed everything that he was. , NYE HrrrCHLSON;in The Pres_ytertsn. , "they not: _di nilnistering spirits, sent forth should, have this in view.' It 'is notso

to the contagious optimism vf Thorans _ L'. _'.to ministerfor them, who shallbe the much a mattat', of'greatprefiehingusItis

Arnold, He never judged a boy by the .


done -quickly. Sinners are helplessin out of sdason,"watchingfor opportunities notatelevelthan . our"own, too"oftenthe lifefor ins Irlends."Yc are m y,friends, , n

'_ themselvesto come to God because they tosow thegood seed. We must canstanty: . very tone of.our volcc_is"dispoz_aging of .Thiswas the suprdinelove. This was the

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are in tile cruel grip of the enemy, .To maintain the freshness and mellownessof _other people to whom .we feel superior, humility of love.practiced as nc'_er before

the rescuel To the rescuel" should be the the richest experience of grace which we _ It is part el our .earthly human nature to and never Will,be again.

"i call ringing in the soul" of every minister have ever possessed "or.known: Anything. _i enjoy importance _ind supcfiority_-it as_ The communion, then, is the 'synibolle

• of Clirist. We arc saved in Order to save less will.never satisfy.. -, tually seems that • a necessary prerequisite* . demormtraiiouof the htunlIity of love. We -

_, others. We have accepted the gosl_el in- ..The very spirit of the age is against us; for happiness.is this s0nsa'of preeminence partake o| it to commemorate w_at Jes_

't citation "Come"--wRh"eflual delight we "'it is so easy to drift _nconscisusfy and " • over someolle eise..Yet _" the root of .did in ou_ behalf and to rsne_/ o'ur dedishould

accept the gospel commission "Got" eventually to cool off, Paul exhorted labor strike_, domestic 'quarrels, and. "cation to the cause of serving.mankind in

Notions exert strenuous elforis_ to pro- -Timothy to stir up the gift.that was in him; = q _ clmreh discord is this matter of. Sel_-" HIS name. We meet nt tim- communion. •

q duce a revival in commerce. Merchants. we need the _ same _/dmonltion. Let us esteem. It is .no exaggerotlon to say that table tohave the assurance of His.presence

_" strain every nerve to perpetuate gain'frO keep ,divine fire flaming wJthin our souls I with us and to feel.the oneness whlch is

the problems of the world, "of the nation. .ours in His name and spirit; To it are

business. Shell we, .whoni Gad has so by observing daily, stated; regular times and ofour homes willnever, be solved invited all. who feel the need of HIS

clsarly live at scalled, poor dying'rata remain hal[-l_eartod splrltually, when. and for prayer,and real seasons by being of unswervingly fervent, prevailing obedi- at until lovewc learn th_ lesson el)the humility, strengthening power, Thareis no distine-

God has placed the stupendous possibilities eat to all the w l]l of'God. By so doing. .... tion of. race or color. " If you d_sire m

of grace within ou_ reach? . The baptism soul burden will be th9 incvltable result. But how hard it is to. lesrn.ilmt lesson! draw closer to Christ, come to this camwith

the Holy Ghost will preeminently and winning men" and women .for Christ We see other people doing things for the munion.-_REv, Gsoass L.. Hv_z, in The

qualify any mlnistsr for his task 0f rascu- glory of It and we say, -"He'shduld.learn Presbllterlan.

ing" the lost.

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And every soul WG lead. to wl!l be our chief delight ....

" " to be'more humble." But by that very " , "

Christwhets our appetiteto rescue an-,, Pastor,.WeSleyan Church, Bradiot-d, statementwe oursclves_judging another >

¢,_,.. other. We are to he "instant in season and" Pehasylvanla_ The Free .Methodist. . . person, are exhibiting the opposRe of hu-

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!_i • " " ' ' Granted " A" Wordllri Se_onl

The Pastor's Ministry to Children

Taking Things for

" . " " . Thetl soon _'erget If ts merks; thel/toatted Perhaps I am growing conservative now.

_, Robert Kitlners/ey :not ]'er His counsel (Psalms 106:13). that I am well past that tlme when lifo•is

said to begin', butwhatever the rcason, I

l_i ' " ... -, _* erie of the most irmocont locking sins, confess myself very much distressed ove_"

"_ A'OST of ou_'work has been:wlih thosq A rule that is of the utmost impertnnc_ . =, yet one that reveals a loveless heart, is the the persistence among.religions people of

J.V g unfortunate children whoso parents .is, "Make the church and the service sin of ingratltu_/e "This sin tsquiee prove.

are disinterested in the church and .its theirs." We had no elder young people, lent. We have felt its stihg.. We ourselves that I. shall, conditlan call .the'Hollywood which, for lack ment/dity_ of a name,

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work; therefore, it has bco_t either interest so tried to organize _ Junior Society. All ; have been gni!ty time without number.

the children or Iese them. We do net h_ve last year we worked, prayed, •end. planned ,=

We take- things for granted in the home I h_/d been naive enough to believe that

•all'theanswers yet,as thbre L_ stilln programs and partlcs,hut seemed to meke and among (Tiends."We are far.less'Cob2 we had "been dlsRhtslanedby the.sorry

leak/ige,'especlally With thb intermedistes;'littleprogress. This.year.the Juniors" _slderateof _e feelingsof the home folks performancesof the pe/'sonallty boys .6f'n

l_ut.We have Icorned."sorne.definlte "do'a'_ are planningthe lessonsthemselvesland

than ef_siraflgers_Too'often our leved_ 'few yearsage,.andtlu/t?we'had_eco_.,ered

and '*den'ts" in our work with them., are taking a genuine, interest. The pro- ones go on tell/fig with no sunshine of ap._ (Tern that, form of. abnormal psychology

We have

the handicap,as do many fel- grams don't run as_moothly, th'cpare [. " prec_atienlightingup.the way... - which _we_caught from the movies; but

arenet as welldone,and the thoughtsai-e _ We. take things.forgranted with Geol. evidentlyI _,vastoo ei_thnlstla, Like malow

pasters, ef a ene-room church. It is seldom •new (to us, anyway), but It's • We' forget . His kindness and mercies., larla it's bac k on Us again.

hard to ke_p the interest of the'adults a:fd theirs, and'it is holding, theml I'm sure We forget that in Him we live and have How-does the disease work?. It distorts

still hold the children, bu_ let us not say this Is a lessen we shall net soon forget, our being. We _arget His great redemp- the vision so that the victim cannot dis_.

it is impossible. The'after-Sunday-schael- Our Bible' Sdhcol gave us a good boost tJve work in Christ. With0iR giving any " tern true values in the wm'k of the Lord.

• . walk-out became so serious that we de- .with th_,_children.. We tried to,have well:, thought' to _ur worth-=for there is none--- He shrugs off impatiently the time-honored

cided something mttst he done. • ' We tried planned programs, wholesome recreation; ;

omitting the benediction; we had the pas- . .. He eent,His;'san.and placed ul_offHim all .ways. of the-saints'and goes out for coldr,

_and educailohal handwork: We studied - : oflr birts_' Jdsns snffered _lso .fro'm these . flash,, e_e, vim, and .zip. Quiet .trust=

.toi" take charge immediately after /:lasses; . prayeri _/nd learned how to pray-some- . sins ef lngl:aritude. He weeps cver;Jeru.- " einbflity_ repose: these a/e passed up'•in

we tried special programs and invitations, thing.that had been neglected in the Sun-_, " Salem that would net recognlzd His met- a flurry of raligloim excitement. "

but still they would Icave. - .. • " day school, . " " - CIte.. He laments because" Capernaum Numbers come first, so anything .will

Finally we tried the 'unified sarvicel and We have planned Whalesome socials and _ == would not listento His Word nor appredt_ do if it will bring a crowd. •'The meet disfound

it qdite successful." The superiny entertsinment; _i little Saturday feethall . . ate His mighty _vark_. . • " mal:example to Come to my notice of

tendent takerS, the epening, *:vlth l_ymns, _wlth the boya;-'er a taffy puJl or'a hyran • We also forget His counsel and His theshoddymqausused_odoaxinaerowd

"prayer, and comments on the Sunday-. Sing in the winter. Chlldre_ need an- . works. _n His word God.-spoaha" to us, appeared on' inechuroh pegs of a big citY.

._ • school lesshn, largely on. the"level of=the - tortalmuent so why net make it whale- _ ' • 'but We fail in read it., We pey no ntten- daily recently: "_!7:30 p.-m., Moving pl_=

adulL •Then the pester tokes charge, lbt- some and draw them to th'o church as " lion _oHls wm_n_ngs nor to His Invitations. lures df Cannibelism." " And .they were•

ring them.sing a few ciioruses--shme wlth well? A' picnic .or a flour of :interesting ' We live as though there were no God. • advertising a misstousry..convenLlon[

motions, to take care ef the wiggles--or. _iings right nt home, such as the beker_,, " Oh, the sinfulness' of eur . tha/ddess The fevered prophets who prometethla

clap .oUt a song, Salvation • Army st_l_., ice-plant, or ean/_ing foolery, are good out- hearts! • _ "" highly,nervoUs variant of true'Christian.-

The sermon is mestly oh the ldvell of th_. lets for 'e_/cess eriergy and "builders ef " Stich sinb nre in6xeusebla. We ought in ity -lefig "fbr"pubilcity as a fever paUant

children, rniIInrobjects with and frequent numereus,.illustrnt|ons. references to fa. clean up_'lglit " boys and girls. ' " " recognise the favers we receive from God, thirsts, for :water.. It. is their life, Thelr

(And.this pastor has found that the a_Iulis " We have always walc_med the children from our.friends, and from eur feLlow'plen, chn_aless clamor after pre0s notice ls eellike

simple; plain preachtug.) Then let in our home. The girls enjoy pleying It is fcoson_ible to expect us to i'emem- decca enough of their.lash carnality," and

• with the ,baby,. or playing party games - har, Yet we ferget_ But we cannotdls-" "nobody knqwa it better than the sarcastla

!'I the m have their Sunday-schbol class; with us. '. : • miss these negle¢is, with e Shrug of the newsmen who have to handle the copy.

• As we car/,' we are adding to our equip- Last fall in dur revival _ve saw severn] Shoulder. They must ha forgiven.. We _

mont. The psychaleglsts tell us that nearly of these same young l_Opl .er_-whe _ Ijad : must not only as_ God in"farglve, but aloe' Even in some of the" best spiritual clrninety

per cent,el our |carp.lag IS threnRh never been In a '_evival befefe---_hew "at" plead feF strength in overcome this sin cies where symptoms' are, less marked_

', the eye. _hy net'-'put this fact to work the altar of prayer. Two received a delia- .of ingratitude today and tomorrow, there ls still.to6 much evidence of this dis-

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.In Snnday school? An object lesson will Re,expermnee. ;Net'hlg results, you ay? - Almlghty.God, give us'a thnnk/ul heart, ease. Pulplt; ,committees demand ."bi_"

be remembered long after a sermon is {ar- .' No,' not blg numbers, bU_ 'precious.souls: *" _,_ In 3"dens' name we"trek it. 'Amen.-w]._'em names for their services; and when" they

gotinn., Othar vlsual aids, such, as' chalk , and we sea.drill praying; w0rklng_ and . . Candles e], tha Lord. ere "forced someLlmce'to put up wlth'-a

talks,or feltboa1:dalsecan be.ure_i....., trusrifig for more in

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eus curbingrevivals.. ?

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humble

they alt"disapPointed

and obscure' servant

and uncomfortable,

.of the Ldrd_

• '. , " "¢¢(¢(¢(((_¢(dff¢¢o_)'))_))_)>_i#)i:_ . - ". " . " _ :A shipbuilder w_ once asked what he wondering.nervously what the.public will

" .thanght of George .Whitefield, the great think Of their roan..

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We nev_-r work alone when we are trying to'do ;;chat God weirs ef us. . ,

If a task seems "too great for our powers_ let us remember it is hot ted great of the _N'ew Testament, this whalb attitude

fer,Hhn. There can be no ultimate failure to one who while doing his very .stem tostern under the Sermon; hut trader is seen in be unballevh:tg and eartldy_ and

Observer. • . " - plankl"---SzLzcl"zv. _ Rzv: A: W. Toz_ in The Alliance Weeklg.

gO _OU)" ' "" . .... _ha Prec=¢her'eN_l_lus : . Novembe_Ves_d_r, ,l_aS _ t7

best is at the same time trusting fuLly .in the divine parinershlpe--Christlan .. ! Mr. Whitefield "I, cannot ,lay a slngle the results can only be:.tragle at lasts-


me,

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z shahbe o-hopptest ofal ' The Watchman and theNight

_. A _Lott0F persons. I'shall eonslclcr that Ihave been - . "

"- ' _ a success.Sinceyour son-isableto say " " .

,_ To a Retiring Preacher the above things in sincerity about his . , , A Sermon'by Rer. A. Milton Smith

wonderful parents,.he is ready to acknowl=

•:"" .Frottf -f'_isSoft edge them as the most perfect,most won- " "

.... derful, and the two. grandest persons in w .,, Watchmanj ,what el the night? The The faithful watchman will lift his voice

• . "" •pld}_he willwain of impending danger.

_il DSAnsaT DAn(Also ANDMOCHFJ_: a Preacher) . _ the you worl_ for your Isacrifice, am eternallyindebted.tb love, and constant watchman also thentght said,The (Isaiah .

mot/lingcomcth,and 21:11-12). " ,

againstthatwhich

The answe_ to "What

willdestrbythe , of the night?"

penis

By the time_ this letter reaches you, you ..bestawment of benefits upon me." From T SAIAH called this- the "burden of Du- " "The morning comcth and also the night."

willbe on the retiredlist•Yeacan look a heart'fullof,love,I remain, "_ _ £ mah." It was 'a.cry from a distressed •_Mornb/g an_ night_re mlxed.ln"our _Xhack

over your life and feel.that you hove " " '


11 " find themselves or their loved ones i_a. the church was the only. thing that had . . . clare "Our_Gcd whom we saree is able 'ove'rshadowing 'GOd, "w6. c_ face odr

,- trouble. A child has gone w_0ng, or a courage enough to chall0nge and defy to deliver us, :; But ffnot, be It known tasks unafraid . ARbedgh the futurd is

husband or wife has become immoral., and Hitleris/n in Germany. Leaders of state . unto'thee, O king; that we _til not.saree : uncharted, yet we :move forward with

! confusion reigns. People are trouble_, not _: and nation thrcugbeut the world now ' thy gods." Thel_e -Is, pnly one attflude ' co/didence; for our trust is in the Eternal "

,_ oat at the edge of life, but at the very recognise the value cf the church. The to have, and'that is,nne of faith and con:. GOd..Louise Haskins' words about, the

_ heart 'They _are confused in tho things '_ place of o,dr own Nazarene chaplains in- " L fidence in God. 1Our •supreme task is to new year are appropi'ist6 as .we face life

_i that count [or most; perplexity is far too dicates an increased appreciation fur the. _ [- _, " .befaithful and devoted; tbe course of wis- In: the'future: "I said to a man Who stood

_: - frequent in the places that count for life church. . " . " ". , : ._ • " • -.: ". _ dam is 'to walk with the Lord whatever .at the gate of the yeor 'Give me r/ light "

_ and death., '_ " " " The fact that ma_iv have turn'l to'G0d . ' • else may happen. _He, gives victory in that .I may tread.safely into the unknqwn'.'

rL " " . " -- -- " " _-- "".... ' " life, and- ceuscs'us "to .triumph _n death, And he replied_ 'Go ogt into the dark.

_ , The night of indifference is seen every- m recent oays m enCouregmg., u me re- • ' " Whoever trlumnhs in Him "trlum-hs fo_-. ness ahd "ut .,otXr hand TM ,I. _..a e.

_!_' where;iris seenin the home ln_:hurch ports _ true, htmdrodsand_ousandso£ ' , ever! : _-, . . ,. ._ l- ,_. _,_ _ThY*'_£_Tt h_ .^ m_o gme...._c.

_I_ in schocl, and in business.. There is in-" ' cur servicemen hnve .accepted. the Lprd. • . • "_J_h .._......._:.._I..1_.. r..t. ,. ;:._ _'_'hi*'--'2 _'r:: ___'__ "Tf_'__2___._'_._,, _,

'71 " JJte ...... __...__J" _s.:__. "...1_. -lt^r ]fie The arm,, is not a -lace for revivals etit.tt ' ". . ,, ,-, o,'-,, -,,_,,,,*,_ts-,9,,_ -,,,,,, u, ,.,, _ ;,,s-, .u-_ o,,_ _u_ _ _ow_z wv_vo

:_ . materially. Too many people are lettln_ is encouraging that m.any nave Iound a . , .. . .. • . . • . . .. _: - . . _ " .- • . . . .

";_ ' _o of those stabilizing qualities and rugge_ 'solid faith in Gou whflc they have been. • " __>i> , .... "

' _ - _rineieles that 'have ch_iraqterised the in the saevlce of the country It is hoped " " . '. • : ' . " " : ' ". _' • .

_' noble thr6ugh the centuries. We see *in- that. their faith, and devotion 'will help _. : • .. . . . ; • . ... _ . .

:• erenretoward asin- to=cuteanewanth mfcr church'tli •, • * " Call.*n :.

_;:I! dicated by a lack of concern o_ the part when they return. . . • • J_.. - • ... .. , . "" _. "" ". ......... •

_ of paran_ ahd l_aders _of _tate and church. P_h_;e'r has been given a pre_ainent place "' "_" . " ""," '. " _. " .- " :' ." " " " ' - " .• '

:i Tolerance _f shocking ;,viis and prectle_s, durin_ the, last fl/w years "Peonle sneak ' i _ ' ' ' _ ;4 .¢,,,,_,_, 'I,,, lr/,,,_, "I'},.,_,'IA, M7 "r,,,,l--,,, ./ " " " _ "

_. _is a result of h_d]ficrence,.. .'., ' "_. of pra_ymg itf dead e'arnes't; ._hey are%of . ' ' '.'" . . "'" _'".'"°..".'° ,"Y ..... "_'_°'°"" "_" J'"'_'_ _ . ' -

_ii" ., V_ldlethecelsnightinthewerld yetthe _ ..ashamed'that they prsy. It:is-a part of " " "" _ ." _ • " ...... .. . ' . • . . .

_'_ .'watshman saw streaks" of. the down'.m_ the regular ce_versatton and:a part. of .... "' "I be*eech yqff. therdfore, breth;'efi, "by : _ '. ." ",./. [ . ,

•lZghg and he s._d, "The mcrI0ing cem.e.th.• puare._ mva.rlous placps:' z-rayc_ nave• '.. "the mere/de _J.J_od,•that lie present yqur _,2 ___ .i_ _=:,, ._2. --, f •

.Thank GOd, .that w e can see some ngnt oeen oueren a_ name an,a. cn tnc xte[a.o_ ... _" . bodies a |iei,-/ sacrifice, hdl,, acce'atablo " . ,'_ '-_.c'euw .rcm_ze u_ ._o.a has pro- .

shlning through even in thedarkness of battle, on the'_and, on the water and l__ I unto God t0h'l_ is _= :_'-_2:_-:g_q-.-, • waea.me means _ur our holiness. The

the rdght: T_is light gives us courage _ the air. People believe in prayer, and - ;.. _n_.'_. 1_._ _*_............... "" Apostle, Panl .points to ,_ ample pro_

press on, believing that a' b6tto_;' day is they say right• cut .t_at they do. _Ed.die . . [ . :. _ _.._•.._,o ..,;?_ _ . ' i" _ . wslon by .speaklng-_ of the mere!de: of .

coming. There ,are some indications that Richenbacher and .many others relieve , _ ]r.T.IS inipo/_lhle'to divorce-the .]fie of s_t_ne'_ms..:te, rm is, certainly, 'n streng

' the Light of 'a better day is at hired, that prayer erought mere mreugn. _Our _. _ • JLhcly tiving_ from :the experience, cf_ -- _nr_ _u_ what .uses me APostle

. -- . ... ., boys prhyod when they were In fight ' - [ * . holinesscf he,,rt'the two are inse-lar_ble: nave m minu when he emplpys thisphrase?

war Howto we end. havenopeaanapreyeamr What a nlglit it was The tnc, spc ts"nnd _e the • _' believe, thnt. .. P ra.Yer was I - Holy living is_the " ' natt_ral, outflow_ _" _ of a ' " .1 In"" one " sense the Apostle _ _isdechrimt..... ""

H_hta were lowered all over the world,,ff ausw rod. . . ._ . .. [ pure heart. ..The Apostle Paul, as he be- that all the loving, tender blessings from

n_t out aP^-ether" but new it" is over " Then there is the l_ght that God still ..... gins his discourse on righteous living lays. GOd are given to eneournge us to properly '

_£_e fightin_e e_ded and m_a_. of:our.', live,, add that He is. on the thr.cnel :He" I e ,. the fcundation for sush'livhig by plead; ,yield ourselves to Him. The mercies of .-

'--_ _ _;"hnme "or "n the Way The has not abdicated the throne,'leavlng the [ ing that we bec_me "a.living sacrifice," To God tlmt have spardd our hves, brought us .

ught.shlnes pgaln. Let us wprk gn.d pray . Y. , . . .'. _," :, ' _ :._ '-.: ] .'. the indwelling Co.m/urtor that wi are en:-. i-ing to/he redemption that'G0d has so -

• _t.. the 'gosp.d.wth ,_ne.:_er an,a.,nsaz- ,We are _opeml oz me _ture sin.co Ooa [ . " ablod to live and dcvel0P the sanctified . greetouslyL 'provided, Think of ill Man_'

untR many susu see the: _lgnt oz _c a s ,sm_, rul_ z_s unxvarsa.__e .so nc_ lmqw ' ] life; there lp no other, fotmdo!.icn to T right- kind lost in sin requires a great salvation.

'a-uth and be saves, '.. • . lust what may happen to, usar ,me Wer_a, . _ous living. Certainly ours is a day that Stt_ggle as we may; we are. unable.-to "

'" "Increa_._d appreoiatidn 'fbr the church is out we.Kn.ow that. Gun _s over an; .mere . . [" . ." demands •holy living and conduct. One improve our let Or to save cursalves. God

encouragln_also. It isbelng reeognized Lisno acuot out mat _ou win.nave .me ' • Of the"pre_nt_day tragediesis the vast: sentHN onlybegotten'SonWho took'npon .

_that the c_urch is'indlspensable td the f.inalLWerd" He. 'Wi_.ImaKeeven, m.ewr.a,th ._ hreakdownofmcralstandards. Nomnount Himself. the sius of-us all and dled :on

]fie and c_arnetar of the people. It is plain oz men to pre]sc _Im. uut oz me aa.rJ¢ • . | ' . of. legislation .will :eerreet this .eituatinn; Calvm'y's brew'_ 81ving His:blo0d as ato_le- •

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J thatprovidesthe Holy Spiritas oursane- .Lord. I 'said'Sink.or swim, liveor die,. Afterhaving been born again,and having our beingholy Paul'says"which is your

?. tffying"agent. While JeSus'conversed Lord,.IjustfakeThee at Thy word and, become'e member of the greatfaml]_,of r cosonable service. " " Since' "' God _ " holy

with .His disciplesin theirlastmeeting do"believe Thee now to sanctifyme . God, it is then and then only,that'as and sinceHe has providedthe means for

_' prior to His crucifixion, .He promisedto wlxolly.'Sure e_nough,justthen-a_grent 'Ged's .... child@ecnn consecrateourselves• our holiness,how r_esenableitisthatWe

- ,_.^-- ,u^ _L ._., .... _., "_.,._#h_;1-_s r cram seemen m sweep over my. sam ann to Him , . , . snores present ourselves "to Him" and reo

,, • . . Itwas as ifa troubledsea had come to • . • calvethisgrace, RecentlyI had the o d

i tellyou the tr.uthItIsexpedientforyou rest As I look back:now I am m_de to _ * _ Even as the an realwas put to death in -_........• •, ,..... _ g o

_.' " that.Igo away Ior ffl.gonot away the • realize_at itWas the'ten_ernessof God . order to m sisterto.theneeds of/the.one r_oo_ur at recelvmg an: eleerJy:'couple

_ - Comforter wdl.not come unto yon; but thatsteeredme andled me'intn the ex- " - " who'offeredit,-somust the carnalnature, eh.reh _.c_urcnpy professlano[faith,the

'I_ if I depart,I willsend him unto you," neriencewhich I hold today. Had itnei_ withinus be put to death farthisdeath _ _'_r_ me lay.o_ sc_.mgmere t).ov/at

._i_ r£hat same evening, as He prayed, to the _een' for God's mercy, I" perhaps would ' is.the basis for our more effective living .... I,_ .,_ prayel_.an.u xma_nrtst.m His

_ Heavenly Father He cried out ' Sanctify- have given up and finally _turned hack" ._- ,: S tailor to the .ce'terplllar encased in tl_e _ver_'_'_c_-'_,_,, • uea_'v°me tune aRer t_.tr con-..

_. " them through thy truth: thy word is As he concludedspeaking,tearswelled up " cocoon seemlngly'Iostin death,butwhich tiresanctifi_|_w- _m-;_em_-c_-n_rn_n_.'en'

[_! . truth." A little later._in that "p.rayer .we in his eyes, bn.d. as our hands me_ in a " realiy"resurrcc_ to the" more beautiful' ex._._.:_"_=_'_'_!,'_P'am.m_ °_ w_a_ me .

_ hear the_e words as they xiow _rom _Lm, firm grasp snenUy _estuying o_ the gras_- " life of a hu'terfl s the _" • '" -- e ..... _ _,_eu. an_[ now it -_vns

,:,[., - b_t for_ . . _ y, O _nrlsuan m Wrou ht i " '

_eomi_stP':Yh_w_fo;dh,_a.l_ebi!i°e_Ch ri°_ e " _ueas.r!d,X_wfri_;eo_fe_; _ _cmh_/r_oa_re_ /. _ fd:a_tt_lothro°lad =algl:raitour:l:_s_e'nt_c e _e_d_P_} _:Y_sp_e'.t'b_

_l_._= , i promlsad .g and ¢ prayed .. for our " r recelvl "n g" brethren, by" tile _ercies of God ...... - r " 1. " L....... ke Christ .= was....... crucified so'must ...... _the out : d eclaring, .,, Why, , this ". experience . spoke "

_:. ._,. _v^l.. S-rP in sanetl_"in _ -ower At . • " IP _u_,a_ ,a_u_e w_tam us oe pur to aeam;_ which ,,0,, _-_*,^ 4;._, _ __.--

[ His last appearance, before them; Jesus l .l . .... and like .Christ .aro_, wo:too:ans_ te _-- most foglcal SinCe I h_vve been saved I

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_ be endued with power from on h g x". ,"_t .re' _resent you_" bodiesa living, Sac- . ' " .the.grace of alto ghty ,Gad'. ' ,." : _ want'__o vecomo'a-nving"U_

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'_ That' little 'hand of Christ-followers was rffice ho_y acceptable unto God.' Con:.' • " " 2. An..acceptahlq consecration is hbl{I, less to es.." before many d.aw nn_ a_e_l_

L_ true to H_s command to _rry ann a _ew sccratlon and _aith go hand in hand for " " The animal which the Jew presented for cou"_t an_ _-=_--_ _;'- =_ .----e_-s.:e

t_ days later we see the fullillment m m no man can make a commitment of him- his sacrff es was required to be clean and _ence She.saw end realized th a_ _"_ wasP- nor"

•!_ promise as. they..are s)vept'up0n by, and self to God without having complete con- - without blemish; not Just 'any animal _,re-so--L_ - • . -- .

,i_ "" baptized with the mighty. Hmy _nost; fidence and trust in the Lord, The te/-m . . " would 'd_ but the choicest animal in the . _ ._e_..rv_ce to _ecome . fully

'i - " . . ., , / * . - • ' " "." ' q r¢_, ' p - p ys. beseech.you or in other

:_ - gracious provision to us today. . tibn that-includes "oUr all the inner as " " alty of death to observethe rgld rules words 'I warn you" 'Our be_nr_,'_, .

_! 4. One 'of the basic .prerequisites ifor w.bll'ns 'all of the odtwnrd alementa ofoour; _ _ .of:God f_orcleansing and purifying them- living sacrifice is n'ot*nmat_er to-_'ch-o_en

recelvin_ the experience of entire sane- " lives must oe tully y_elaecL xne arms- ' octets'. They were dealing with the sacred or rejects1 _ecordln_ t_ _._." ,_ -_-._._" '

"tifeatior'_ is'a_h'unge_ " and thirsting for .fions, emotions and will must be purged of ' : . " things of the Lord, ahdwerethusrequlxed T0 hesr Go_i,sc-_lar_n c_ll:'_._h:t"l:.:'.--'_ '

'_ " Hghthonsness "Blessed are they which allcarnality;the carnalselfmust be cru_- '*.' _." to be men who were cleanand holy Our ,..f,,_. z: _ _,-_.--.--.......s,an.

do hunger and thirst after rlghteeu_es_: effled, and then W!_b the real se_ we can . eonseCi:ation.mnst be not only liv_g, but • ;bs_at_ rr_°_o_sr aanger°us;' anu. if

" _or they shall be ftll_." :It lathe me_'cy say with Paul: I am crucified with " ' , .fiiso it must he holy. " The demands "d "_in p --m ..o _sponn _;.persis_.d

o[ God that 'awakens us to odr need af Christi ne,/erthetess I live; yet nnt I, hut.-- . . "God for His people always liave beefi 4hat : . '_ _.)Y_" prove _ata_ _o [us sp]rlmar m_.

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of God. Sensing our need, and realizing lion I_lngs our time, talents, possessions . and conduct is an honor to _hrist.is both to _ altar aga_ seeking to be sencti.

that ample provision for our complete and possibilities in subjectmn-t _ th.e L_rd. : . .our privilege-and o.ur responsibility.. : fled. He kept his vow for a number"

" cleansin_ from all sin' has been made, why "When we experience me turin : o_ oemg " _ ,rt,._ *_._.._ _. "" . - .".". nf tnontbe and as. _a result he lost. the

" ' _hould _e go on in sin any longer_ God,- Sp_rR=ftlied.and'Christ-c.entered, we find • c0_secratton_sq_i?toLthvl_/cc_p_b_-/grecoofGod o_tt ofhls'haart_ Gedha_

•, thro_agh, His tender . mercy has provided ", real lay ann'p_easure , in. uvmg posRivew: " " ¢':. _o., a _s .'_ we ,- nave mreaay • - ._- mumatea"_... it LS eslled the Hol_, Spirit had awakaned nn_

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_or US n salvation tha_ is complete and 1 A_ " _ t,,_- is " rise _ "., ...... "_ illuminated his mind until h "

1- "_--' " '_ co ':-hall -_n- ..._.our scr.p_._ sugges , a.co - . . zne uving and holy',saerifice which l_ ....... .. .. e saw the.

- ._y um_ s_e mercy *'e..._n,_, . _. _. oration which is acceptable unto Gad pes. " " , pleasing to the Lord; God, h_ His very' _pessmmt_es oz nis neing sanctified, but '

us to thIs experience ann lue oz holiness he refused

, .- • . " , . ." _ _espes three 'qnaltiias_ First o{ all_ it is . _. naris'e," could not aecept_ sanetlon'or ap= . .to walk in the.light.; It is.da.n-

Only yesterday I conversed with. a ltOln_, .In' making their various sa_i- ,, . prove .tl)at which is otherwise. In the _ gecous, yes, it is fatal to _:eJect the .light

young man who told m? that for tw e years ll_es, the Jews always 'presented a living : _ rbahn of experhne_ta'l' salvation, there is • o: God. • . , .

- or morehe strpggled in'his desire to he- croature'te be offered up; the living'ereCt- I " • nothing that .'surpasses the deep inward .I"n--eal "- _-:- '- 1-- "'*L: ;, ._ j. "

• -come f_llyyieldedto the,Lord..He,said,' inru was elelnmid .offeredup to minister , [ peace and conten_ent thet one hasin' .as'H_k_ __ ._.: _ar use can m _o_

• "Even though I had been' brought up in to the needs of the.ane who preSented it. '. knowing that he belongs to the Lord and. then _I _ _ ou _'_ mo _.po_._e,. a_,a

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• aftermonths of .seeking,in sheer des- a sinner,dead in sinsand _espsases,we inally;note theurgency of the e.allto mt livingsaerlficehy comingland

"pejcati0nand utter exlmustlonof ec,ul,I need to be made aliveby the new blrth_' . _?llne_, An_/:_levout follower,of the y|eldlng"your.'all to Christ.• Come just

•. _ - ' _ . . . __ ,. . Chrbistwill admit the reasonablenessof now and.gleeyourselftoHim • " •

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A ,, • . _ I- rT T, f . " . , ." " " • , dlscmiraged the church. We cannot do it the wonder of His power. -To see one

, 4 OerfffoH ty_t _ev. jr..4,-2, k'aYRcr . alone " . " • " • " mnn chasing a thousand 'and two men

- . ' " _ .. _ : . . . ; . . .__ causing ten thousand to f e% is to reoog-

• " " " , • ' " ' • . .. ,_ • al Bar ts toe secret lonna m ignoring n|_ n _unorlnr nnwer worktnt_ in man •

Tmcr-rHovatihouldoneehaxeathousand, the have wrought on the earth_ all thb_ " _ " ale .real.t'ssue'•and sirtkin_/ o.ut a_/stnst , lVI_v w_-b_-ab-le _o-se-e R ....... "

" aRd tWo'put tea thousand to ]llaht_ except s_e.ring, nil the "sickness and death the ,, . men el _rato, . " . " , .. ---" ........ ?-. ; ' '"

J ':their Roch had sold thettt, on_ th_ Lord #orld ever has known has come from this. .The devil is not dis_lOased when the ' V. Comfld_r now faith this _llvthe _m_oer

had shut them up. (DeuL 32:30) source. All the.broken hearts'and iatir_ed chorch or the Chrisri_n_goas off on some ainU-that the church _tatl" be mad=-tn "

' '- ' lives, all the hate, all of the anguish and .. __._ t...... t_-i-b_,*le is a,;ainst sin _ " " " '-- "

" ,_'rHE ileitis (hat are inobt distant often grief, every, falling tear,, come from heie," _' " _om_v_n"del'lz_"_'to"7'inva_"the _omam. of bincthl_ftvhat, respoasibllity mitt'Year b_•'

i "J. seem the fairest. It has been said This Power has debauched and. detJrnded " ' : darkne_ and'"sin, and rescue souls held the¢Iv_rO_ Ier that pot#e*'. . '. '

tha t 'distance tends enchantment, to (he:. manhood, and womanhood. It has plucked _" " 'in the prison house of sin. ' It is a es'il to We Jook'at the task and tremble Who "

; ',view" so it is that we are given to speak the rosgs from rite: cheeks of "the young eonfllctVwi(h nnwers greater than we ever r_ -t._ . .._ .. ,.,. " .

r of the •great, things of other .days..Th ' e taken the gl eam of hop c from their ey as ,. " i., "can ho"e to _efest alone' We have been _,_ ame _or IL_ """ ,_er_tmy , l_ we h trlore h_ no., the

,, "" best things seem to have been said and and vibrant joy of llfe from their sa_ '_ com,-_l_e_i to witness not'the ,defeat.of ah snore.are .muuens el sOUov,_eL_ ,-_ _-,_

. done in the p_t the 'great,st revivals the "robbed them of, homo and started their feet. ' _ " oha_ent" church, but the sad siaht' of a ' power- o_ _m :ann: _.atan, me,_c_mns o__ ::.

, most outstanding m_tings (he best'.#ex'- on the way in hell.'" , ' ' _' " church that has turned'from its G_d-Given .aar_mccccccccc_ s.tana _g_, us; ye_oatspe_

" ' n es lens 0f .... ' ,- _.' . ' • _ throu n _ts worn ann as , _,pe_aK, ....

; men.S,the mastu usual,man_ tat.... , Now _twould strikeat-Christ"through . 11-" ash to win scala,to toying wlth Issuer.that_c,, t'oforward."_swe had to.f_ce .

i.• ,tfOUSrl_.wer...Ann, i_a.i_tnlsm ioeze__m His church_ It wmild Weaken our hands " . ' . matters. Today our nationis at war. It .t,6en_r_,_albnd" We mIoht well tm'n and

• " the:_mp m me past, .mgre seems m De and retard Our .efforts to carry on for , is not of our choosing, and Wc mUst' Win _a in f_a_' b_t the _ord is that one

.- .very ll_ue nape xo_ our any.. ,: . ' - Christ and His kingdom: Literally rive/-s " it winit for the sake of all' that is rtght_ ._n _has_" a thousand "'_a_dthen. ]inked "

But the Bible speaks of an unchangng of Christian blooc_ have drenched the , and, good and to win itwe are g d , _ -,.:,t..;.t. _._.,t.er haltevin o =_ni tha_ '

. God, with whom: !s.. no, _artsblenass, earth, fire and sword and tim torture . , an all out..effort. T_.ugs once Important shall cause tan: times as many to Bee. ,

._ . neither slmOOWat turning,. _t l,S written cimmbcr have been used to ctest_oy the are now.re.Inanely ummportant. _ae mus_ ,Hare'is the power.of spiritual unity, what .

. in Hebrews 13:8 Jesus. Carrot the same faith of the people of, God. And us'ill give our an to win; mere esn.t)e no mmu-_ a nitv that Gad't/.,eoole are not in a' past- '

- " .yestor..dayand today and'foi'evor. ? So ".the .end0f ti_dithe "gatesof hell",, will, . " gencein nonessentials'All of,us agree on ...............

¢_n "_nron|i_nfiai_m'_o_fuse. ..Whatre-'

• regardless of the age, He who moved in. strive to overcome the saintff, . " ,. this. " " " _ - .' ' ,'" ' " - -.m_nsibJllty rests upon, us _at men die ..

• power'over- the pages of history, is as . _ A . .,_ " "; ' _- t' -_I" ' "irtthal "' '_ ._ -- Then how muetl mor_ vital. Is it.for us . L._-sin:and shame What shamb that we do "',

. able tu do now in our day td pk'ove. His d.':t_a_ey_m_epressure_._'aartse_..s_a ._._' " '. to recognize 'that we meet ,a t'eal enemy, ' s0 little about iL ]ff _ve would we cot_ld

. • , . . _U_ lat_._ Lt#.e value _ _sse#._ t,tett.._ us_, t4_.a.. . t - .

. • m ght ..... , - --." - - _ -J t,,_ and face a rasl battle, and,to win w_ rnus release t_owers on-Jhis old •world that

, L ' -' appreasn, more snot|e aetl relln_a_ ._..r " "" "" " "' l k 'e "' "" '

• ,, • Our text speaks of ancient Israel ns (hey, none-the-less resl.-Tho attemut is" to dis- " bring o1_r-:all.. It wil to e:,.,..t_ If w ,. would bring a mlghty, revival.' .We,thlnk- ,

, " entered the PrOmised Land. There seven ' coti_ago .the _inis "to wbar'tl_cm,.0ut." are .to Know sp_rlluat mvmmouity. . of the 'powere'of sin' as holding-back this -

_ations:'opposedL them, any. one of them That one,who has _ad to stand up tigainst " .' " _BI_ Nor is this secret found tn mere resultS, that "the "world and sin mak e it

" 6uthdmbering 'the people of :God..:With disesure_cment knows h_w _ "real the '" unts_ Of name. _ , - • r • imposszble . Butmay f say.that It is the ." ,

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met for hattie, and doubtless better trained. _wn in loyalty to Christ and' His 'king- ' . ;_ _._l t,t.._1 ,_ - _t.t ,_..t,,v "._,-_q, blessed victory. ,I believ e that. G d .

and directed--but, when tho.bORISended, dam -Aja'd:this

justwinitthe e_omy ' _usemnn%::'_'_-°_r %" _'f_i_el_'_do°n_" ,'move togive a roy.teal in our day..,"

itwas said thatone Israsuutehad chased ,wants us (o do. When:we .give.'heedLIe "• worth While.unlessitrepresefiis a Union... We have looked at cbndltio_mllllthey '

.. .,athousana of'me enemyl,anu WnerrOtv_o him. we are alread_on the.way to defeat . of spiritIn thefearof God; Thismust.be have clouded,o"i"visionof GOd vand His

• nan lames, mress,,ten meusana an m and spiritualbononga. And more than . a h_artunlty'hunityof faitha unitythat.,power to timer prayer :We Imve looked

. ,fear. , .. -- ' ... .. this, we will.wFak.dn_ehands.o_othcra, , " f_.lfillS the prayer of Jesus L-_ John 17, - at0ur.dilfteulriea, and at ou_r weaknesS. ,

Does this mean that me me n at Israel Land convince mere mat mm way has no " that,they may.be one .as'we are.- One " until men have thrown rip. thelr nanas m ..

,' were of'such superior._tuff that one man real meaning to us, hence may have no ' Jn Christ, as He W_s ons.wlth the:Father." despair., No,wonder the Word calls onus ,

, could chase:'athousand? .And, ..t_.iten r yahtefor them. , ," ' , '

thousand-? _ am sure this is not,me oea O_e_ aaaitmt this I nut the Word of Jesus

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.',members. Of that.greatspiritual, body' o_-"-to'*lift Up onr eyes:' W e need to get a : •

" Christ the unity of hearts made new and .visiox/ of wlmV God can do. "Not us--we,

• given here. One man did appear to ci_ase that,(he "l,.,a_ of hell bhall n_t -ravall" ' ' "" clemm_l thrdugh the mighty power Of the are feeble; hut He wo_d use us. He wants

n thousand hut it was the invisible pros- , ,., - . # ,--L_ ,,_ ;_ _" - _'' - • Hob, B.,irlL " • " ' * ' to ble_ men through _men. He wants -a '

-nc_ of _od _ that enrriedOn to victor,,' #, smm no,.nave..... xmm vmtory we may De f _"• -" "_" ..... , . victorious • -- -- _t, _.,nrcn ............. toa_ nsnors Xlun'oy lm ' "

¢ •or,_. _. ,_ ,,." -o. . I. _y --;.t..._. ......... I.., # ._.._;. h,,_ invincible in and through ChrisL' I want • " IV The' i_vinctbriity o_ the church is

V ........ r .... victory' not merely a group interested in


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is the

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And again we read _I[ God l_. for us 4 _^•_. •._...h_. "--irt/-;al t--lndlnilP ". '.. .'//¢acv oy toe t.m_rea. " ."B r • The church/s.not a society of self-centered

• who can be against us? nd, we e o _ • a.," _._._ t _.m. - .. _ He never has given .that power to any men and women whose only. intgre_t is in

• than" cenquero):a through him that- loved.: _o. ,s ,_•erm .... _y our ?it s,_.,., po_er... , MM other" He Is the head of. the ,body both ' being happy and gettlng.to hesven; I am

, _Us." Thus the, secret of Israel's invinci- _'Tho arm of flesh' will fall you;" The ' _- it_ heaven and on eartti. He is the.strength sure, they have very, little -fitness for " -

btilt is found in the fact of die'me war _ ch r

• Y , . " .pe picture' 'of ;thousands .running from one #'m[ ofthe ti ch in Him We ore to be strong - hen.con 'who ha'),_ ,no vision of lost hu_.

.. "--Godin, themldst ofHlsloeoplel • .. ru_ larger, no stronger then any whd flee • • In the pewer.of.His.mighL. Think of it, ; rmmity,,and no concern that souls _r

• ! Jesus

church

applied this same

when He said" that

truth to His

the "gates Of,

" raises

. Sheer

(he question as to' why

weight of numbers @ould

they

crush

run.

add :'. ,

ff you

given,

c.an,_the power of. the Aln'd..ght_ : saved. As, min!stsr_, "we a_re. eslledte_

to puhy manl . I am hushed into. do more than .manage (he .ch_:ch,-more

,.

' • hell shall n_t prevail agMnst IL" And who ""overwhelm the torte pursuei" Where is " silence and, wonder at the very tl)ought, than direct' its social ac_vlttes., Tha '

. can know wlmt ,tremendous power this his;power? How can be dave this muD, God workin.ln Us bo,th to wlJl and to do Chure_ ]s .an..m-my, a mighty_ splr teal

' ,replants? The

coaled themselves

powers of.hell have re- titudo? _ It

in the fearhfl havoc-•power f_m

is clear

above.

that

How

there must be

Bttla we sands


..

of his

leney

good

0f the

pleasure. ,,_t

power, may•_e

the '_exesl-.

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_ana sarv!es,'cauea

sacrifice anu sulferln_

to cnsso a ttmusmm.,

.'.

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*i_ tens of-thousand' nncl to meet in the. which the world,needs mast_ The world " The Hops'The Riches. The 'Power*

_ " eoufllet with powers greater than we can" cannot be satisfied with, a sap; it must -. -- " " ' " .... .

care for alone. ' ' " . . ' " " have reality. It has euffer_l long enough " " : "- ", ,. " , _ vTr • at.' _t__.--.- B--:;'/¢ "

: . True we litre a mi-ht,, foe a v_ii6 and . from the emptiness it- has khown May. /1 oertnott 17y __¢y, re..onelourn¢ ru_r .

_'_ r

i: wa.-f foe' the ,-_w_r% _r _in " r_/,,,,._ God helpus to have that which meets the . " " • . " " " • " "

wr_'_ not agal%st _flgslfan_d blood, h'ui need today.. The task: the great te.sk e,f . "._ ' •""" .= ........ "' -'ectives z/r:e not s0 readily 0bteinable hut

,fi against principalities, against powers,:" the._'nurcn--ara we. anlc for this issue? * • . _CaWCuar,--._pnesmns _._,- the striving for-those goals comas :a .

iI!:,_

]._

against

. worm

the rulers .of..the

against spiritual

dar.kne_ of this

.wtcKeaness m

VI.It _t_

,h_ rh0.._h

this spiritual tnvlncibUtty that

.._],.. _ + J-_. _ _ "

|


DAUL

llnWnrCl

prayed in singing sentencas;.The

nressure m a spiritual xervor

"satisfaction that'inr surpa_.as

hmllv nttaihin_ some eartmv

that.of acammuou

'

], _ high places. But tim weapons of our war- _;_d " " - • | _med to make his ideals stumble over , - o . • . ....

,,._ . fare are not carnal, hut. m g Ry through. "_"" ". '', ' " : " " [ .... gnch other in thci/" impetuoUS__ rush. fer. ' The pessibilities at nu_nan, sptrauat, a_ .

!__1_ God to the Pullin g down of stran g holds '. It, lilts her- from a.. eewardL . Y-. cringing .- - • •I express.an. _ R,_t ---, h|q .-- nrnvnr_ --_ ...... excel all toinmenis are . _ar _rom. nemg exnansma, ,

!_i_ Thank God for our God-given equipment;, company of re!lgiou 9 mendicants, begging .| 'other portions in.their _eouty of phrasingr no on a hasyet seen the 1,i_ t of God's

_ only with .this can- we be. invincible, in " tar the very right to exist;'and transinrms" | and beundlessness ef meaning;. . " . . .war,king w_.th a man. ,r_oeca., ,me aver_se

!_1 Christ. We'Can,.and we ought.to.be vie- "_mr Into a courageoUS company of Chris- I a ' .1 gin,,1. ;_ _h_ r_tlilnn for the--_ *C_nstian nvas vetow me_a_mmmen_ u a

_b'_l torious in ahd thrSugh Him _,vho alone'to tian .soldiers made victorious i/1_ Christ | _ _ gee.. e,x.,,,r._ ..;-7"-,f-T_:'7._-_-.:. _ see0nd_work ef greee--neart nc4me_._--- ...

1_{ ablci .... _ " . ." JesusL Such apli-itual invincibility honors t _pnes_n tc_ur_nthw_l_etter _O_ph_D._n_ , which i_, the privilege Of every believer.

_.:t

....

Surely men and women

"

need the.men-

• Christ

,_.........

in the

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eye_

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the World,

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_t urge them to come,, but, when they do , ._ . • . ,. - _ God ef,.our Lord Jesus_Christ, the Fathe increases a lon_in_ to be more like Him

,:_ come, what have we to'g ve them? Can _Jou wants .us to arise to snake elf the :_ of glory may give unto you the spirit of --73-_-\_.ZL';_'%, 7,,_,.._ f;,_ld _ _;.,.le-

_!. we show them the wayto Christ, to peace sackcloth and ashes of _efeat, and puton _ wisdom and revelation in the knowledge -.. :. , ,,g _.;,,# _f _nd is still handi-

_'_i: -had pardon .•and purity? Can Xve help the garment' of praise and strength. Then ,_ of him: The eyes of your understanaing _ ".es_;_-"'e.._-.'.'i_L4_,'_--_,_ %_.; _,_' h_ _i.

_ i them to find relecse from the burdens they in ,the, name of anr gioilous, invincible , I beine .enlightefied;'that ye may. know--" eappe_?_._'_."_."s_ph:'i_n_t_'t[o_s'of_the

_

i_ _ , carry? and women; The they worldare hasrushy tired _ of sn weary . nnd-_k men Master da.y of toglorious go - farWarvl_d_ry withHlmto We will theflnal. never , ' | |', , spiritual an d_ere Insights he ask_ fer these thr_eare, ver3' "what iinportont is the eorpo,,_,_-_._-_- _uman-_e_.Y_._^ U Ullt,_ R, tt _rfn| .............. t t_'thabreast mind :.....

nr_ el the n|l

i_tl the wayto peace, Can we tell them'how.' relelee In .,thafl.day unless, we have known :| .: l/op¢ of his eelling, and what the riches ef _° _ee°gn_s _'t_i hogeof-lds Calling; fer

!p/_! to find it? To bring men in the Lchurch me grace teat wins sere ana now " - '. [ the glory of his inheritance in the saints _'-"'_ _ __ 2::2...... _ that his wa,, which

'_ and

"

then

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"_ . which they need -has not gained anything Christ way but this is a glorious com- _, _' power to us-ward .... who believe according ._Sme, i . , be continued._ on an eternal basis

.i_ " fer the church; nor" will those who Come pony, and We ere "not ash_ned,of oneof , 'to the werking ef his mighty power. • 'minus the h/mdicaps of egrthly existence •

_!_

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their life

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-_

_ * ......... . had a visitor m the nght, cried to his wins and that power is given _rrough the whe .can ....... look ferward with, _ In antietpatmg everlasting life where esus

_ " " • ...... that _uture: Our hope depends entirely shall become sweete_ as the days go by,

i__ • neighbor, . I have noifung to set before Incoming of the Holy Spirit." Do _ou know "*h, ,_,dltlnn nf an status'in ' ' of

i]_ him,"So give me of your breed: Remain- that mighty presence? Has He come' to', " up on---_u.;.,:_--- _ox_ourh_Wn%o LS lie - Oh that l maY l_now more of thehop e

' " bar the time when Jesus sf_ek_ to His ',,_-,_' T_,,( *h....... d_.+._+g_ I. ,_ retouch to _eu.. ,:,,,_ :o_-. --. , . _ calsmg. . ' - . .

disciples in the wilderness as he" heed come to .Him for His 'touch on your life; ing In.sin .h_s__m.a.ll_nope, ye_:, ^as of his ..... _ "

a hungry multitude He said, "Give ye the touch that makes yeu invincible tar- nepe _er+m,e _U_s e .wgo'arn'r_cked by, " . 11 ,

th.em a ty eat. But a 'saarch-'revealed e_3_ Christ, the pewer to wlnl . pre_n_ Srmesteo f sine U,._n whose roalate tha " Much is 'said and'written about ti_e te-

law lOaVeS anQ fis " , _vu w_ t t'_ r_ .... "

has in the entire cam- The .can is to the Church--yes; _and to tastes of earth already *have cloyed, can beritonce of the saints. When God adopts

pa_ _Are..we.as unready?. Are we as "each. member Of the church. A unlvarsaf see nothing hopeful In an ete_al eanfinu-. ,us into .the family relation, we become

parr n_ _we:;e!mm rouen .m,.me gospel, call, but also a /oersoual call. WtU yeu atlas of such a eefidltiou. Small Wonder sons of God, heirs of God and joint

t_e_ esnoc za!z to .prove.zt m tins mfr say hdarl it? .Will yeu answer "Master, l_ere then that..men 'fling themsel'$ee out the .heirs with Jesus Chrlst_ Yrhat fact of sbfier

need,! .. '. . - '. " .. am r'? "If _o; then' for you there is a brick door ef life by suicide; "having no ship,insures an inheritance. But what

I am sui'e that Gad means that we shall spirRuM In,:'incibifity, and you may chase hope,' and without LGOdin the world" is that-which'we shall some day.come into

be able to meetthe needs of a poor dis- thousands in this giorleus war. May It he truly ls'a*pRlable sltu/_tl0n., at the time of th6 bestowal?. - "

tressed World, for He has g ven us /.hat yours in the fullest measursi .

A person" who pins his hope and" am- •A. A few verses previous to _ pray-

: .... . " . . bitionsenthegalns'efthewarldatondsin ee, paul sa_s,."Inlwhem also, af._,'r.t,lmt

[_'_ :_i! (((


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I " _ "

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Spirit; this Is the gift,'the, earnest, which _ pi:ampted from'.a pure' motive But then, The guilty heart that has z_efused the

makes the Christian life so glorious. - with ehrtidy limitations removed, we shall love Of God shown by the death of Christ The Bible :

- The e_:nest is a pledge of the inifill- be like Him in'th0l_erfeetion of bur purity, on the cross, and In that refusal has turned " "

his back enhis only.soured of hope in the For ever, 0 LOr_I,thy tcord is settled 'in

ment of a bontra0t. A man who had in= Man needs peace, and that also is a pervested

in some oil stock was given n snmil tlon of our iulierltence, One is almost', world; that one too can find power for heaven (Psalms 119:59). - ".

bottle of the oil sand'which had cdme from amazed at the lack of peace in the world, salvation. We: must come only with the This book eonta_m: the mind of G&I,

the well whicl_ was being drilled. :This Peruse any 'daily paper and 'the news is'_ plea:. - , -" -• - the state oLman,the way. af salvhtion the

was a sample of what should come,la(er almost a monotonous record of divorce,' " ' tioom'olsinners,end the happinessof b_-,-

when the well was completed, and in full murder, attempted murder, illicit : rela-. . _aviour, hear ,me, while before" Thy Jee¢ liavara Its doctrine_ are ho[_;, its precepts

production. So the earuest in 6u_'hearts is : tions,' and warfare, Weneed petico in so:. _I th.e, recora ol my sl_ repeat, , are. binding its instorlas ere true find its

a sample af the quality of _that winch has vial rdiatiop_s, national relations, epirltiml - Stat r_d with gutit, myself abhor-ring, decisions are immutable. ,Read • it to 1)e

been purchased for us..We have not yet' •relations.. Meg rush madly, about in a i _ _Ftlld witk grief, my soul outpouring:. ' wis_, halle')-._ it to be s_¢_, -----_"_ r--'_;"etico "

received the full lnhert/ance_ hut we know feverish chase for that which will console • Canst Thou stiff in mercy think o] me, -it to be holy, ' . " .

what it will be like for we have. a fore- end satisfy btit the soul tilat "on Jasus _toop: t#set m_/'shecklcd rpirtt_rce? ' It co tair_'U-Lt to direct ou food te

taste of its glory now. " ' • hath'leaned for repose" has a contentment _ Raise m_/ sinktn9 heart, and bid me be" _., or_ ^. an_.4 ',_f_,.t _ _ ".._ ,, rt

_. ......... _,h en we ,i.1_ ..u,._ o..._...=,,, at._._;, t,I ...s no. , • past knowledge 0f theworld .. 'The Chris- Thy child once morel . .' ' is _ traveler's map the pllgri_nas staff

the _arlv -ares We look for" the., w ..I._, tian asff say, with.Paul I have lesrued. " •' , . ....... ,' ., the pilots compass, the soldiers'

sword,

"n6t _ _o_?ththe run _ _at _erd°_. in wks_,oever.stateI am therewithto'be" Grace therclsmY evr_ldebt"topay,., " and the Christian's charter. _ , '

• It is not the ' dtree*_ "_ o_ dduln., 5 -_0_ t._ nor.' Scontent.', aks "M -In pain he _caa"

say as God . B|ood to wash my en _. _n, awoy, ." 'Here heaven is opened, and the gates of

the_ .tas..... --...-,_"u° "'"_ "-'_."_"_"_" ._*._"""-.,_p.co-_:-- "• pc y grace is suflic_ent, for thac: [ _o w r, to. _ecp .m e stmess any sy a_y, hell disclosed. Chr_t is its gread subject,

ence o_'Chr/et.that makes our inheritance" for my stre.ngfl] is made perfect In weak- e_r me, lor me_ "'. _ - our good its design end the glory 0_ God

worth striving for[ What we,haVe" now .ar hess. 'For Ann_ at_e t_e* hour _.. of_- death, _--_-. thewords _,_.] *^

" .. its end, It should fill,the memory, rule

. is only a sample, o drop,trdm.en ocean ,a, _........ , ,.__. ,_ ....... "Ye, shall receive, power_ after that 'the : the heart, and guide the feet.

, " _. grain of mmdfrem a continent, in cam- _e _. sam. _,_t z, me peaco.w.az uasus :Hol_. Ghastis"come u_on you: and ye '_.. ReadAt slewly frequehtiyprayerfnlly.

- •: parison to what that' will he: . _g vesl " " snait no w_masses .... ,. : • ' : It ts a mine of wealth, a paradise o[.glor_Y

O. thatwilt be glory -" " " _ . HI, " - . -: .Th_po_ver"does'not"stopshort at c0n- , and.'ariverof pleasure.It'isgivenyoulor'me_

versian,nor at sanctiflcatibn; thera is a in Ufewill be opahed at the |udgrnent,

Glory forme_ glo_:y]erme, • Power is that which men 'covet the • ".constantcnipowering in the outworking and be :remembered forever,It:involve,,l-

:When byHis gracel.shailookan'Hislace, mest e_d of winb.h4hey have the lesst. of the Christiar/lifo. Althdugl_haltingthe the ingbestresponsibility, willreward"tha

That "will be glory, be g eril for me Oh that God could truly open our under- words, and unorthodox the methbds, if the- greatest labor t and condemn all who trifle "

. ' "_,, ' . , • ' : standing until we could know the great--* " Spirit iia. the re; the power :o_ the _Spirit with:its sacred contents. ' . - • : -

n .'v^ _sover _° more'" a_u_'^*:'_'_.,e'._es_-_ hess'of power,_ HIS What'is of. the Power

will freight th_e words' with conviction."" - ' But continue thou in the thingr.which :

- ;;." . "'........ God. In- the beginning was the "Ward,

ar tins inheritance, we m_gnt as_ wast _t All thin-s were mad _-., _-_ ._a ' Let our. faith be the. owlish, that .throws thou. hast learned and hast been assured "

• is

no

the

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in our

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them;

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of

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:a._dld

,then hast

thou

learned

Hast

"

caius What does the Fa_'er" have .t._. was made. It was He who brought out ,. our'lack'of faRh. May Paul's prayer come known the" holy• scriptures, which- are

w e n_.. _._ -_mm_,.a.e_ywe k_-_ , I, _"..... can hue "_"._ ou¢ of He the set_he primeval bou 'da chaos ""..... a form and orde_" ',true in our lives, "that'ye may, knew....', able to make thee' wise unto :_lva_ _

-' the material, world obviously God' owns d vide "_'" n . r.y.ozaay and mgnt, ena the exceeding 'greatness'.ofh_ powerl" '., tion .through faith which rb in : C_ "

the'whole universe The ca"'e o' " l umeseaanulat_d Heput thesuns . , • . , '. - ' . " ' Jesus. All s_fiptureisgWdn by_laspLCa-

'thn._nnd ht|l_ nv_. Y;. '"" If W_ t_A,,.h_ and stars and planets m their places and " ' >)> ' tion of God find is profitable for ddctrine

"it"

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best

ures

for

of

his

"

children

.-

to

:=

be rich

• .'.

In the

- .

Sc_o_t _. them

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to ..r_mning

ma ncauty

with

and

infinite

the gren-,

pre-,

" John Wesley

. ""

say:s there

"

is

-"

a peculiar bless-

• for

,inrigincousness:

reproof for correction

that themenof

for instruction

GodmaY

1 eas me worln, tie souse make dour on rids ia et " -- "

" " us. all wealthy beyond inesaure: but He ' - •.. -p .n . mr .our enJoymen¢ . lagthat comes to those who testify in full be 'perfect, (hroughl_ inrulshed unte.all

• knows an" at lea-- ' "_ " " , enu. men ennowea _t with minerals and '

i ,. n we e rnmg, ma_ .mesa v et " " _; . salvation., Experience proves .him to be car- good ' works (H Tnn 3:14-17).--G_ma_

,. tre_tres are not a basis _for rich _ilving, .eg_ arian sot, hat it would sup_port human . reet..--3elected:, " . • H Wr_n_.

'" .'It is net'.things, but it is those attributes exmtenco. _ L_ ewucnco or H_ great • . "

• of.the heart.and s0ulthat bring peace, "power. ,• _ . _ . . . . .- . -" ..... " "

, Joy end contentmentwhich:we so greatly •Magulflcbntas "Isthatpower, there" is a ' I "" f _

".. :rlack" .-_" - ,- : , ," '.'greater glow ,and exceeding greatness, "' - ;

" I

• .

Wo

pauses

need His _urtty. "Whenever a man

long :ehough' to: exam[n 9 his conpaul

codld htand in the presence

might, Greek wisdom, and'Jewish

of .1_,man ' " '

b]gntr,j;

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Yoli" W._II_. _o .Be' ._o_e_" _- . .

-

dltion so_riousiy there go0s, up from his hemet scholars end priests end dehaucha_a ' '

, lips-David's cry, ."Create In me'a clean of.the pagan temples. T_each he Unhesi... • Dan_t contradist people,, even if you me,sure you are .right,. " , *.-. .

heart, O God. That is a bade need. The" tatingly declared "the,gaspel _d Christ: " Don't "be.inqulslt/ve about the affairs.of even your m0st_intlmatu _dend.

desire to be rid Of impurity has ocCupied

religious minds a_ long as men have ex-;

. for it is the pawei" ofGod

: to e#ery one that,haliev0th."

unto salvatlon

What is tllat '

Don't.underrate _anything Just because'yen do:not po._sees IL _ ' '-: '

I - feted; and we _ have t_t portion of our power? The'p0wer ,of God to save a sin- Don't balieve that everybody else in the World •ishappier then you ....

:. , inharltanee there. By,Ged s grace, through nar. That means that e'_ery, soul who _ . Don't"sonclude that'you have uever had any opportunities in Hfe,-; . . • .

. 'faith, we can knave our hearts m-e pure bound_by the bonds of sin ca. be released _ " Don't b9 redo to your inferiors in social position,"

• _ in-His sight; but even this stroll coma in. that one in whose life sin has debauched, ....

_. , "its' fuline_ at. the second, coming for. 'degrudcd, damned and destroyed every- -. Don't repast.gossip even if'it does n0t.interest thecrowd. , " ""

- now "We know in part,'.' but then _ we "thing of Worth:--although .he may have LearK to _ide your aches and pains _inder apleasant statiC: "

pe act our.Judgment at times, for himesif--that, soul ..c;_n ,have release_ '- . .

how stumbling our efforts, even though , from sin by the power of God, ¢ .... .," _: _ - • - --Tha Friend

_1] (376) ' " - " " "' ' ' l'ho' l_sachox's Magmdm) Novomber.Decemlz_r,' 1945" . : . . "

" (379) 99


i!i " - - The Theological Que.tion BoX : tude markedtawhrdthe'offeudar by the Spirit of Christ. must always Still, on- be odins resembles foreigner them called in external sin, _ho appearance, slightly

.', " tire sanetific_/tion does glve perfect pa- but is wholly different in moral character. "

_)r. _ Ortott .Wiley . . . -. tienec. wholly, not Whenonly a patiadee, person issanctified but oU the Iexten_led must confess throughthatmany a dose yearn, observation, demon-

.. - graces of the Spirit dwdll witldn the heart strates the justice of this plea• Hence I

,'-" " " - . - . " " , in their purity: Bishop Foster .snys_ .livein ]_eacewith these old e}Kzens,but

./'s/it possible td lose the blqss_n_ ._ a clea/tsed .away as ,in the.case of ill ad_ " "T _ese graces wdi exist in the sanctified _ do not:dehght In their society. I . .

12 _'e heart, and still retain a justi]isd ex- quired depravity..,Hence he _mgin_ined" soul Without alloy without mirrors in Dr Steele furth' d _, _,._ h "

•_ _eri_tec? " • . . • . flinta person.must:Derestoreso2,,a smgle " simphcRy. ' " There" is nothing contrary _ to tween ' sins. and - infirmities er _ra_s in.his a con.._..e- chanter

_.. -e.. -- .". .. ' _ reach of faith. Many .of the older bell = them ahd they exist in measure cortes- - o*" "St_s ' I-n,'_m,_ _nd #h,, A_,,n,,m_,_#"

L _ This question is frequently'asked by . hesspeople hq!dthispositlor_, hurl th.ink.o poi_dingto thepresentcapaiityof thesoul _,'_p.h_'is '_,_.'ha'"_,s_,o''_'_'_ t'_e- °l_s'(_'1_4_n'_

those interestedin the doctrhinand ex- . itmoot so common amon,_.us._ t_ernaps bpossessingthem. .. evn_ publ_hed_n thissubject.We can

• perlonce of t_ntlrn sanctification..We think : in .instanecs like. this, one S teaching/in- . . -- ' only give a.brlof summary of his pusttlo/m.

that _ _£ generally ,,q_,, ¢ I. those _ falling ,,,,A _'_iaht into sin reia",,n lose - :men.c_,.s.his upon ,we wur,,s slc_lg/_g..w_tJl ,_, gracevou, o_ l,eop l_?_jz_nc_ _ es,; - . l_hy do lieu make a rIisttoctio*t bbtween 1, IMirmttles_ are failure_ to keep the ""

w_m

"'" J_

one

_ _'"

m _usm_cauon..

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,_ appea

r-h

a ow-


- orally

,h. _._,_.|_

are taught to

n_¢|

seek

lnt_"

forgiveness

beo_m_ can

for.

"

-

. _stn;.'and infirmity? Are not to]trmittes

law

in F.den.

of perfect

This law

otiedidnec

no man

given

on earth

to Adam

can

..

........ tangos it is other ......... s-_ .................. " ..... '

ever_ l_lag lu SO]_Le Ins - ' sane

' _e "" " nd ' the man didates for the experience of entire _- sins _or winch atonemen.t.must bc made? keep sinde sin has impaired, the powers

w_se.

nor m

_'¢e_u_..

wmcn mm

,g aepe

graceis

_s uper}

lo_n

If b

y.an

-" tifiection

'

The

"

minister

'

mentioned

h I

above_

'

Lq.

-..ereis'ava.,_-_-ncdo..

h ' ' L lid _liffi_ t " "b'_t"

_ ,.een

" Sin of universal

.

humanity

.'_

Sins

,

are offenses

.

- .. • .. .... _ , _.,,. holding as he did that a. si g e grasp of and Infir_nlty, -Sip attaches solely.to the -agamst the law of. love, ,_e law. of Christ..

•sues and _ustifcationbefore • "' God i s lost.......... ,az_,, _,ou .................. a" ' ..... _- spiritual realm, to .man as.a free and re- 2. Infirmities are an mvaluntary .out:.

But'if th/'0uoh i_,norance or uneonseidus non :tom wmcn ne xeth m mmmea tnoz . sponsiblo agent 'before God. Infirmities flov_ from our imnerfect moral organiza-

. tach tergely to the soul as dwelling in a • ' " : - .

h sio_ t, a under the Curse of death 3 :hfirmltles have their ground in our

• r d hysical nature and they are eggravated

"_, pOnly y _ in the .o_y resu-rechonwill.mar/sbe , • y • _ " •'l e--at" fl" ncles.'Sinre ts I" " [

__i _ _i_?r_i are the oohsec_ueneesof thnfa]l, and•at-tieR. "Sin is always"'vgluntary. • " "

may evidently bn lost Withdut forfeiting _bareldv _inI_ o_h_nlfirSttedinSn_n_d_ltne Is. "..

and

be freed,

enter

fsom

lot6 its

the

glorified

consequences,

state.

of

Purity

sin,;

ssiz

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m 9ur

e m

momt

.ue.

nature.

e)e_ . 0

' .

t-

,. !

the state of justification, : If_ as ts true, ce ,,_y o _. _ , • .. - " ' "of heart.does not bring perfect._n ofjudgr _t. "Infirmities entail regret and humllla-

•,h ,, ,_I _ ,, _,_ ,_-,_' has harden cesslm_es twoworgs o_ grace. J.l_now- '

w_mout

me ..ey.y

comptexe

_onver_-

pu

_._..f,

o

hea_" life ever

"

in the'case

"

of

"

h lapse this ceases

u

to_,

_sdundness

went nor does

Of body.

entirn

Generally,.

sanctification

we

bring

know.'

tlon

_..

Sin

......

always produces

......

guilt.

".

'

. • . "

...... " "' n of _ove and ;usti[l be inherited sin, and becomes acq Irsd the distinction between a manssaul and a. mur mmes m wen.-1 .i_truc_ SOUl_.

• WlUlOU_ U perzec_.lo • t • " _" r " '_ _ '* "

cation without entirs_s_ctt[lastion, than _ep _wty,. mn aeeve mennoned, position _ los • body; but that soul dwells In-a haman •...... aonas mmrrupt eommumon .. w_m . ,,_ou. _ '

h._d_, ana-_,e i.'a,motalwaws'tell where the ' _m cuts me te_egropmc cammumcauon

it oppears, reesanal_le to supEese, that thb woum seem to. se .tenan!e. ' .... _,_ir_l"--a_ and ,h _ff'sioal be,_us with heaven . (Here he puts In the fplwhoLly

sanctified person' may fall .back : " ' " • " " ",,_o_uld Weehnb_Sknowt_l_ o_Ycertaintv_.'w_, lowhg, note: The'infirmities" of unenlightagain

into this same oondltlon.,'wtthout a _ ' " -- ' " _ Should alwavn know the line bet,deen' in- ened believers bei/_g regarded as sins

_omplete break with .God. The whole Does a purs heqrt give.onoperfeet pa- " fi,'_itv "_1_r ._ _, *h" "_" _,m '_" m-_t may produce. "condemnation and sunder

matter seems 'to rest. in thL_, _]oes the fiance? """ _ on. sm. --o. _,is .en_ --e ..._ " b --" " in_ ':%nco '-

_anctified I_rsan, or 'does. he _ot, fall b£ ,. .. always • exercise oharRy in our dealings _ e..on-_munmn, . y. oastro,y g. eonu_ ,?_.

an overt act

of sin.

" : .

"."

writer

In asking"

is seeking

this

to

question,

oauntei'act_a

I think

false pothe

with

gelists

one

preach

another..

as if.

We

all.

have

!'nerees"

heard e_,anwere

_,oa...

uon0

-z-nousanas

.

are

.

•m

. •

_-saa

."

eenm-

. .


• "--7- sition concerning the nature" of patience " mcrdy anbther name for the •carnal mind.- "6.. Infirmities, hiddcn" from ourselves,

. '. I_ one" _ho is. enttrslll _ancfl/ted fat/8 as a "grace. of. the Spirit.' The reason that Doubtless they find much gamd. in this _e covered by the blood of Christ With:- -

.. ]rom 0race into actual zln, is tt oases- I think this is. true is due to a further " hiding place. But there" are cases of out a definite' a'ot of faith,' tn the case o!

-. sary to .hi# lull reaofatton that'.he fdrst statement of the writer. He i_ays; "Will • nerves, and one's 1: the saul vitally united with Him. Sins

'":be JUsti)¢ted, uud: hter .s_iuctt]tsd?. Holt-- sanctLlicatian fix n man up'-.so he: .Will. fleets Itself in the Dr., W. 'C. demand a specihl, resoi't .to .the" blood "of.

ness _people hi,re been somewhat "divided actually 'kiss .the .cow'.' When she_ kicks, spi-inkling and on act of reliance on Christ.

'in thclr opinions ceneerning:this inatter., over .the proverbial pall of milk? -What 7. Infirmities are. without remedy so

• A Wesleyan. Methodist preacher_ about little Johnny when he throws rocks as weare in.the body. Sins, by the.

• man whom I knew as a through the window for the third or fourth dren "all di_yi would sometime_ come 'to the

• 'insisted that. what timc, should, the parsnts grab him. and altar to seek when what of Christ, are. avoidable

act must kiss him, or 'bust his hide?'" The .best' they.needed to da was'in,go l_our 6f our. regenerdto life,

• definition- of holidess Is the statement, a glass of butthrlnilk d,nd g_

- 8. A thousand infirmities are consistent

grasp, el spoken concerning our Lord which says_ , o • Dr.. Daniel Steele bes': the following to with perfect love, but no one sm,- .'Who .

in. this manner, r- "thou hast loved rlgh(eonsness: and' hated say of "infirmities.. "Thdrn 'are old resl- can Understand. his .errors? Clcause thou

._n must sack for as iniquity." Trun holinegs is not,a passive dents of this country who are by no me_us me/row secret (unconscioUs) faults; Keep .

n second work 'of to state merely; it is aCttee_ loxling the right-, favorites with me an_ I out their oeouahi- back thy servant, also, from presumptuous .

Justification, for th a- -and hatlug the wrong. Patience Is not • tanecs as much as possll_le, such'as [gnor- (willful;. high handed) sins; let them not "

purity 'of his heart _ not ms ny choice but mere"passivity. Any interpretation of.this • _ 'anne forgeffLuiness, " misjudgment, erro_, have dominion over me; then shall I .be .

by-inheritance." Bul_ once 'this person hos boantMul grace of the Spirit which WouldP. _madvertance, 'failuro,:and a terge family upright,' (Hebrew, perfect) and 1.shall be '.

been wholly • sanctified, end then frills make it passive in the presence of wrong[ by the name of Infi/mlty. In fact, ][ have 'innocent irora, the grsat., fraasgr_c'_sian."

from gi-ace, the deprsvity of his heart ts is false. To he n'.llttle "•morn _orcefu], , repeatedly east'my vote foi _ tholr.l_xolu: Heie the. psalmtet expects to faLl Into

no ldnger origthal or Inherited depravity" dt is plain stt/pldhy..:Chri#t was patient, ston, hut they insist that they have a . errors 'and unconscious faults, aud he

but personal and acquh'ed "depraVity. "It .' arid yet he drove the money-ckangcrs _nt:. •right to remaIn, since no 'statute lies p_'ays to be cleansed from them, but 'he "

attaches to his sin as defilement, and on of the temple, Patience must never con,_, against them. They say" that tl_ey are prays to ha'kept from Rnown and volun- -

the pardon of -that sin, the defLlement i_" dana unrighteousness,' although its atti- grossly wronged when confounded with an tary sins.... - " ' .

(390) Novsmb_r-Doesmbe_, 11_45


" " " . . 1 " •

the .bullot_ _ o_ w_k_ _ a Jounce, . ten not a true index to o_-motiVns-and I

. About Church Bulletins Original cover designs should he prhited heart; Out of these dntntentionai Injuries .

" " " . - -. In quantities/or they take:too much time to one another grow most of the quarrels l

- "Conducted by. ReJ,. C. Wesley/ones . . .. to produce weekly• of life. /:low many of'these would disap_

. It should be mentioned that the bulletin pear :if" we would hunt for our wrongs i

must have. refreshing variations of form to'/others, and apolog zo for" them,' rather

• -eT_HOUGH dCprived'_f h complete mira- money bag eficil-cled by overlapp, ir_g.coins. "" and content though the same basic.design than hunting lot' the wrongs done by-

'. J. eographing 6utfit_" a bulletin edito,. _ " On communion Sunday it is "effective to' • rosy be followed. Useless material should

can produce a publication that is disttnc- use. a shadIng plato to produce _, cross on not be carried fi:om wce_ to Week: For _ others to us, and hugging closely to our

" live and attractive• This of'necessity Galls the background of the order of worsh p. " Instance_ church directories are toe often, besoms "the ghosts of offended feelingsl

for a bit of ingenuity, Often the less time The cross should not be Outlined. and only space fillers and poor • ones _at that, Some peopin' spend much'time fretting

• on? h_s to pi'eparo a bulletin, the more In- shofdd be dimly prInted. This mu'n_ l/tea_ iThn officers and committees" riced not up- over the wrongs others ht_,/e dane to them.

can he Carried out on other, holidayswith ' pear' more. h'e_tuantiy than qufirtorly. . '. It. navel _ o_curs to them how much they

• genfitty'is demanded. . . " : : appropriate designs. If a candielightlng " Finally, let us remembel _ that'the at_ , hhve wronged others. We can just about

The cover of the bulletin h of prime service is.to be held, candles may beused tractive bulletin may. be an invaitmbld tell what our state of grace is'by how our

imperhlhce for it makes, the first imprea-, effectively in. the bul/etha servarit _f the_busy pastor, thoughts turn, in"moments of lel_fzre, Is

sion on the reader. IF on6 desires to use .

• • - " Letierin Ides n bu' : ' . : "_. " there a burden over the wrongs dehe to

the hthographed Covers available through g -gu • co trl to greatly to - ¢ • • . . .

- the publishing house, this problem Is ira- . the 'attractiveness:. of a . mimeographed . I . . ¢¢¢¢c¢_¢e_, • - others? Test yourself out and seewhich

• mediately solved.'...On the other hand ".it buUetin, giving variety and .setting off . . • . . . . stirs you me most. . . . - "

' '" a "personally styled printed '-or mlmeo_ . the 'variou.? feature, Guides enable the W_.l_ _e-_._Ofi_.. _ _k_-,,ctl_,_nrr " ct is h,,.,-I ,_ _'.'.,.,_1^_i_, "tim"" to" aCce,_t "

- graphed cover_ is to be used, the .planning operator to de l_ttertng neatly and. unl- : _. aa_. _J_,_,._. v, _ _.,_.,_), . _. .--_e.._ vw..:b_e ;* v -

mus_ be carefully done: Cuts of. the . formly with little effort. Care should be . ., - .... ., . . . • an apotogyj :_o accept an apgto.gy means

hess'of any bulletin but can be used to -. .. • " " '- " ,i._" . A Baby wasbarn In Befl_ehem many years ago. His parents were poor. .

" The rise of color is a fascinating study and th " _ kingdom, he owned no real astato,_ar_d he hrid no bank account. Neither did "

. demands some skill. -. a. "bulletin. using these Ideas. Howo_er, he write becks or paint pictures or'.compese'mu_le. He was mocked bythe "

• . Previously the content, n_ the bulletin' if 'one's Ideas are filed :and" one's" work _. - great and died a c_:lmlnal death. Yet thlslMan has revolutionized the eK;il- ",

". :has been mentioned but It might be well to plarmed, l_is possible to put out a "bulletin.

" ' note some addltional'matte-t-s here. Digfil- ; h_ record'time. The_wrltdr .begins pro- "" ', lzed'world. Multitudes'have lived and died triumphantly by the. power of' •

• fled onts_, drowings, ,_'.h_rts and designs paring e _master copy. On 'Manday, _and " _. faith in'him _and obedience to the doctrines hfi inonlcatad, and he has more " - "

• add greatly to reader interest. The writer slips it Into the typewrxter from day to day fallowers in the world iods_, than ever before.. His"maxlms are /_cknbwb .

/ . .preaehi_ _on Peter Osed a trae./ng of a to add to it, Then onFriday "or Satud'd_ _ edged, even by _those who reject hi_ authority, to be.the noblest and purest

• - cock to advertise the Cv'oning message and the joh is fInLshed up and tile iRencU .is that ever ha_'e been able topick' a_,_ In _ eharqaier. ,What will you do

v,'lth ,l_tts who is called Christ7 _ Br,oom_.. " - ." .- ."

." preaching on Jud._"uaed a _raein_ of a vuL . It Is often possible' to print .1-_. 0f • .. .. ,

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THE VA"RE'CHER'S . ' " :

_' • ' Leewln .B. Williams ".

_'i - . and Do duties we look Inlifeupenas our a burden responsibilities or.as a, ". own to gohearts, hut.' Iforthought the tendency about that, of fire arid IsI ITEBARY' " critics " are .inclinedto "

emphatic

cast be may say," rising a slightly more

_ti . privitega? H we meet them only as neees- • said to myself,• 'Yes, fire will go out ufi-

•_i_ s_/ry tasks that must be performed tbay less I do three things: (1) Keep the drafts • •L all thought -' " into moulds all about of their as many own form, "I do tt"Ivery seldom, seldomar at never the utmost,, do it," or -i. (in

will become _to us-drudgery and wear hess open. (2)• Keep the ashes, and clinkers / making "lucre are usu y

e,,

of sl_lrlt. But if they are carried out in sbeken hut. (3) Put on' more fuel.' Then• " styles . as . there . are Individuals. • , To _ to mhYem . oPiniori) r is correc probably:but never. "seldom Either or ever" oz

the spirit of love and af eagerness, for I applied it to my own gaul. I am .not-. " blerld your style, into, that at anamer , _latte o, t, • . . .

service, they will result in that joy atzd: to run around and kindle my fire at "file _;)eaker w. hem y ou Bdmir6 ' _'" may toga ---innthe" .s ,mcorr_.. DmCL_--_ O. ,, " btnee _: • l_ier5 . ¢ _,....,.lulte. x_- __

peace that are among th'e highest catis_, altar of .someone vise. I have. a :fire of .,. , life out of your meSSacgl_edX_hal_a_;u_ cent time g;ast, while ago covers p_t

factions of life. Love :'beare_ all things' my own. I am:to keep tim drafts ol_e_ .., TrYP_ablGvr_ h=_ped_cl_ Lincoln tim.e ln.genel'a!i_a_--:lA._maas_slncng_rw_s,,_e _

- and sacrifices "endureth as loss, nil but things," ouly neve_ as gain; counting ' Few ."keep toward testifying, heaven... keep I. am the to ,keep- ,windows the ashes open " ' _a_t-lm_'t time "ta-submit'_lsMGet_tSebrUrg

people who have, given for Others" 'sa_'s outDI cannot depend upon past. experl- _ " Address to .the averagc, editor or ,.., _,ry " male-- • executes f: ...... H_ died .accntury .spa

Dr. James Reid, "or for some big .cause encest I must:seek God afresh. Then I .- critic; " • ' , - " • • : "! hroUcht yoU Ward an hour'-since, "

-have not felt ,that they got more than must _dd fuel_pile on hew truth, search , "Four score and seven years ago (too f'Snec]a"lliy--spcch-l-AL-t-ty -- Spec alty

they gave," .And "those "who give ,them- the Scrlpturca, feed my soul.. The"blasts " stilted--say 'e|gbty-seven') .olzr,. fathe_ --.-S_ESH-al-ty.. Speciality Is ti_._ statc,or

selves gladly for the gake" of Christ think Of hell will blow out the t/zinc 'if,I don't _bl-ought falqh ( founded woum ,_e.t_etter_ quality of being spceisl; spccisltp is an

•afforthethe.WOrdglorioUs"saertfica"

onlyprivil_ge asynanYmof

a _crving= tributed.'guard the .fire. in my own hcart!'_--Can-, • _in_isl_:_:t_:nntaam_ei: _ayr_nB(I_z)atc_na- -_mPol_Ydmeant ar_cleWhiinCh_wh_cnl_ o_e ':Pe_I_IY

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Words cannot e_presS the joys of soul- " _,a--te'°r_pen_-_--ceis,seldom true but true

wmmng. A. youn_ man In St. Louis could repentani:e is never too Latn.--Vl_mn_o, . • . ,,

have lived- with hL6 parents in _ besutifm Before God can deliver us we mttst un- i

Georlle Mueller on'Bible Reading Pardon .places me:in y.he kingdom o| . •home in. the suburbs; hut.,he e_ase life deceive ourselves.--_ua0s'rmg. " . " •

, "

• "_

•van o...e

¢ ,1, ""

ma

i

n sources

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o•

r

power

' I.

-...e

+h

me,

God; purity

'

plnces the kingdom

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of

_'

Gad'in

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in the rooming house ,.for'there ne found ' ' --The :Weslepan Methodist . }

life-of George Mueller of Bristol England, : p ,2.1".._uts _ _ m_ ]_ .i qti- -1_d to •

' a fruitful field 'for poP'anal ministry. He' . . ' '

" -..as 14. _-^"^n "- _- _alt'r- "xs.... _ a._o., v .n.o j a_ a. _ .... would quietly engage a rooni llke anyone" . , ' : ¢¢¢¢e_)_ : : . .• .

}_ :,._o;.'__._,_._._"f.'_'.._'1_:'__._- ._._._.,_ _._._ ,,_ _.u a-_ _,_ -,_ ._:v_- u . heaven; fitness for purity heaven., puts .into. my heart -. a moral . else, and settle down to work his flelmd .. .Someone pointing but the simplicity of '

t _°winnegrPrinclp_e_l,f°r rending.theBthle Pardo. m_t precede purity, justesthc : Whenth_-ough, heraovedtoanotherro6- theBIble,says' " "''

.or'r_ sane. p • % -- . ./ . . '"birth of a sidld "c_rtainiy must precede _ink house, and: sO, year in and" year out, . • "The simplicity of the .language of the. -

I _. _xeau ¢cgma.rly. _cea alternately, the ._,dn_,of a he_:edita,_ _ease t: • this humble man labored for the Mastei _he Savionr and the Bible is in striking con-

.from the,Old and New Testaments. Be-' Portia'-on'and urit arv'_both "|red b_, .loved:, HIS secular wark,threugli the day frost with the verbo._dtV, or needle_-S _se ' :

t " gin o_ the begLanihg'of each Ma_k where": "- - ,, P_ Y o _ _ _,h.t_h_ i, =_ * provided the fh_ances; his evenings, just • of words of the aslent_ts and, evolution.. " :

•,bu l_a ''^ _f_ _ac _- _ _ ..... _. _._.._ sepora.e, spe_...c ac_ o..m..; ..c_ _. when the men in.the buildings were a.c- Take,. for example, the saving statement • :'

f..:, _'_ _" _ ': _"_'. V"cY _,_" "_7 c both- Instantaneously wrought :by an not cesslble Ida Sundays and holidays, were as to His message to earth, given in words , "

[_... _lnl_eu oae[l ._cSteBlen_ D@gm Ig again " _,f th_ _li,_ln_.._Ill. nv_ hn#h n_t_Siod hv the

o_ 2, Read' praller_ully. Seek carefully the .............................. . _--- •devoted tn-his blessed minis(ry in behalf of ode el/liable... 'For the Sen'of ./_n is • . "i

_ ............ • ,, • .. ., Holy Ghost, are.both rotalned by constant- of sauls. Imal_ine the delia[his of. such a come t6 seek 'and :to save" that whlch was . , :

,,_teon_ me now _pxrl_ so mat =e w_ e1_. submission Unwavering trust, and obedl- , " humble'.sarvico here and the glad hands lost' (Luke 19: I0). " " _ ' " ' I

_ "'. " __ a _eanyou. w tit • mealtatmn .... , '_onner -- ". ,,' me once _ /.a,o up to* all a•h our,,,,_. spiritual us_l light life o_ are both " hd wlti ali_sp, in the Great Dayt--Gospsi' "The ewecrest tni_ttation ever _lycn to .

" truth sO ,that It maybe oppI!ed to your ahssiutely essent_a_te edmissien to heaven. Herald," . ' . : " - ." . mankind in words" of not more 'than two .

" . . near_. ue_er ' roan a mue ann minx much _--43. D. W^T SON. • .... • " " , " c¢¢_I_ x , syllables. 'Come unto me,.all ye. _...at. La-

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The Christmas

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, think," T/d8 insor|pfl0rt appears on

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! - ' to discover the revealed. Word of God quite seventy years ago since the fl/'$t was ' livln_ wastrels who re_ard timh as an in- man be lifted up; that WhOSoever _vaeve._ ,

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that. "1'h_'cescore years m,e _ao.n _.,_. .: t "-,_J.,_^- ,,,_ '

" 6, 'Read to carny'into practice." Accept atn_ and who was at any'rate the first to and ao ten" h' is •_.b an individual .t "_d_t_nont promise. ntThat a_e dream " TaKeoiagain, ovognuon, ,me stor_,.o_ T'nmK _,_v,. OXuge ella- _,_,- .' _

| , God's Word as being the revelation of HIS sac its possibilities was W.C.T. Dobsanf . . - _,,, w.y. ,, we _,_.,,._ -..e o o.................... _.t ©_mAdI_ in their pUcity of the Bible . statement.. ' In th h ha- . ' :

I Will. He expects us to do as _vdll _ to 11. A. an. Englishman who when quite a" " sa.en.y _,_n_ _._l_ ._...nc _h_l_ ................... "_.11_ O" Can • ginning God orasted the heaven and the .., '

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" ' _ know. " . " " . " - ' YOung man" in. 1844 was prom_ted :at .__'.."_'",_L':_'-_:_'_'_'=._'d_q."_]er lt_'aV be earth. (Gem 1: I),. and compare this, the: . "

" A seventh suggestion might be added: . , "Christmas to make a little sketc_ sym- *_ _._ou o,egaru,v_:,_hy_,,?.:. .... _ " _¢erboslty ef Herbert Spencere definition .

" * 7. Reed to lind Christ.in-the.whole belleof the season'sJoys and.festiv|iles' la,_r _,an yo,...n... " .... ,: ..........

I • Word of God-_as'He is.promised,incar-, nnd to send-ittea friend..It seemed 're" • Mostof. us hay6 a long listof "musis" _a_tV°l_n_n_o_t_grnaU_%°]. .

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" _..... _y..... a continuous _--'-ro--nelt.,. anange tel •

• ' " " % 2/ . ' IIthograpbed._,vas enabled to send./:oples , valc_ i_¢* _...I_.Io of th_ _¢ pmcrasti_/afingdead '.._¢_.I¢hk.I, *_obs t_ohind wbo _o 8trnctnre ae_Im_, ttnu co_L_'_,_.cgdxs_ve _,_., ----o ........ .. •

,. • paraon'ana'Pur_ty .. , to "tWenty-five or thirty fricnda._gx ........ _ ............... _'_ ........... ,_..... "_ _*e.,raflous_ during '-.

" Pfirdon and,purlty are the'tWo hamis- :i:han_e; : . ' , - • cries . out. . Traveler . it. may.he • ..... later thim ........... Wilton _st} ro_u_-._k :___ motion undergoes o

pheras

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of evangcliealrellglon. Pardon and "

are tho tw_ wbeals to the chariot of •

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parallel, trans_ormaflon_ _ou _can accept

x.h;oh _nu Hke I 'ureter the ,dignified '

i New TeslAmant sOleallen _hile falth and: . .. _nztre_y :1OO /_t/_r// , acce P t " Chsist-- asme'da " Y . ' LikeFelix, -- " " they' e statementof "-'-" _- ............. the Word of God,..andmore. - •

! . ",loveare the celestial steedstimt_r_,wthis H We are : .. .. . - , .,' ,.. .are only waltlng,for'a cenvem,ent um . scientists a=Y_d 'othcrsare comlng'toaccept .

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" chariot along the King's highway,to hcay- too busy to'read a book that.promlses I But hear lathe "pLaintivean ou "'''S°ULS:"--.-,Selected-Xrave_er' 'thin__as .c°rrect" as" the days paes by:'--

., an. Pardon and/_urity:_re the .two pests . to. Widen our .horizons ,' it may he tar th y tlmm" • -So ectdd ' - " • ' " . " - " " . '

' •

• , on which the gates of pearl swing back to . too.busyto keep, our friendships in'goed ' ' " ¢¢¢¢e_f ' , . • • ' ¢¢¢¢._ . -

,:, -" admit us into the chy. of light .... *repair; " . " _. .. I ,". ." 'Noted • 8allmgs . ,. . on Rope/trance. : . . " " ." a c. . ¢,,1 _ellc,io_ • .• ,,., "

_" - Pardon tnkes.away the guiltof allsin-': ,too busy tn:mnLntaln.,i consistentdove, L 'True repentanceconsistsin _L "he_ ' '

'- _ulaeis,wordaand purposes;"purity"takes, " tionallifb . , '"i _ • ", .,'

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and desires which are oftennotshapedinto • . interest of. efficiency; . ":-'err .:a" ' Into: abounds-'-'-'* ...... In song. ,.Atheism Is -s6ngless,

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of God; purity harmonizes me with the . week in.worshlp_' " •_..." • God _oth-I/_omised,pardan. to him t_t, the" ongeisgreetedHis birfl_with a song, 1

. .cborscte_ of God. " : .. ' ' ' . too busy to give time to .the culture . • repenteth; but He hem not pmmlasd re- "- --n _en chsisilan song has al/ied " _1

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The Mani[ested. Mystery: • Morning and Eveni.g

,_ il QUOTABLE POETRY • • • • • • • o, • • Ruby ..... Harned

Whsnthouwokest tnthe

" " • Ere thou tread the untried way

,, What is this mystery O] the lot that lies'be[ore thee,

" 0] [lodliness_ - Thrbugit the coming busy day,

• Gracious Lord qf Bethlehem A Thanksgiving Prayer This.great uherrtng truth - Whether sunbeams .promise brightness,

Christmas.day is here _gMn, We tliafik Thee, Father, [tree.of all ' Which men con]ess? . Whetber dim ]erebodings lull, . .

O let flair hearts rejoice. For precious souls who ]o_nd the Way,. • t. • Be ,tby dow_iiog glad or gioomli_

" . Let'u_ worship Jesus Christ, Then lteerd some aveaher brother's nail Wouldst thou the answer know? " Go'to Jesus--tell Him all.. _ ". •

- And-raakehis will our choice. Since last.Thanksgiving Day. Look in thestall . .

_:_.,_ " ..Babe - Yet was Saviour ke ino]_mnkind,. m_nge_- low, We thank _ Thus, Lordj _o_"Thy [one and And.then Thou cause on Calvtry's gee all. ero_s . " . In Letthy the calm .daily o] work stbeetbe erasmus;on done; "

. Saert]tcta[ . In whom LarCh sweet o] peace God, we ]ind. Thoucare-;- Great Protector and our Guide; J- _;/te mystery r_vealed-Z-J " _ ': Care be' banished, patience won_

For answering every .eaimest prayer.--. Gadwas in Chrisf_.

Lc_ us in the Spirit . ." For help Thou didst-provide. To reconcile the world-- And. Seekt] earth, the spirit _lth toits'enchantments,

enthrall, . .

" Praise his na_e .]erevermera, _ . . b Love • snarl]teed. " " " " " - Ir_ Ere the tl(ou _eace listen, o] soul ere .tho_ outpouring answer -

In this rimeo[ testing sore, For grace to bear them and chance to God .manifest in ]isshl " " ." . " . ---Selected.

" AIU There'slil_e. k_y _ - " "

• Trust Through in himwlia_dver to keep liesahead. us . " Par service pray; " done in' :'" Thy sweet name, " 17nlasktng all the doOrs ¢¢¢¢o_))_'

Gractou$ Lord o] Bethlehem, , Since last Thanksgiving Day. " " To this sweet myste.fy. TWO Mothers

Thy mantle o'er us;spread. . " " . -in Heart arid Idt]e * - I

i . . Stay : at r. . minds upan "--FaArtczs him UR_ ; We thefik thahk Thee; "Thee, toa_ .Lord,[or for tests,that homes came-- where _¢¢co_s. " ' " A woman Turn to sat _Jesus--tell bo ahearthstde Him a . place

• . . Unbroken _qreles. meet to dine; . My Prayer . " 'Till a child came up with a -childish [rows

The Best.Wish" For thbbe submissive to Thy will --'. • .God, make me stalwai't as a tree And pushed the book_ saying, "Put it

There is no Joy like Christmas Joy! . " . Who sadly meet at some sweet shrine. . When winds around are blowing, " down." "

, In every house the same " Accept our grafltudo,4hough very smali_L. ' . Lm'd_ make mc pt_re_as sparkling de w Then the mather, slapping his curly head,

Where He is oved and honored'true Whorl morning.right Is. glowing. " Said, "Troublesome.child, go o]] .to bed;

2 The Christ 0] holy name. • " Lard; _elp us treat Thee and obey, ' Oh_ make me lovely as "a]lOwer . A great deal o]'God's BoOk I. _hust know

• . " " So that each morn, despite what.may be- a • S_lll' blooming in. the 'evening, .. To trabi you up an a child should go.""

It ts this'Joy this Christmas joy, lull, . •

.That. makes lrue friend_blps glow, .... Will brtng.a glad Thankeglolng Day. ._nu Sweet, ma_erest me and gentle fragranee_ as a oreeze _eaving. . : .""A_I_ And the denounced i:ldld went religidh--by o1] to bedand to cry by. .

So wtshtfig tt'in.]ullncss is . --_Mm Evwanos Cota_l._l Anu when the sun o7 die has set _. ' : " " H • ' .....

"! And Thy. call sounds thsdugh the air, " " "' : ' "" " k

The best wisl_ that I know. - . . • ¢¢¢¢o_>> _ _'Tt'a-_'nlont me to Th,, _,orden then " " Another" woman bent oar a ago

"_N0aM._ C. SeHrhc_rrm " . _t'a-I_ved b, Tho v_resencethere "'

Reading

Wtt _ a smile

a book

o[

with

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a pleasant

an intent

leer,

look,

.3 ¢¢¢¢om> Far, On' a Hillsidel " . . _ o _ _.._ "_rrl.r.s Till a child came up and Jogged Ier knee,

il i Chr_tmas" " Gilts" " " ' Far, on a hillside, stood s iepherds amazed; . _" "" 7_'Al_rr_" -_ "" " " And said o] the book, "Put it down--.take. -.

- - Heralds from heaven ]ull'.onthom had" " .:" . me. .- ":

Frances Ridley llavergal .i'aised: .. " Our Dwelling'Place The mother _ghed'us she strohed hl_ head; .

Christmas gilts ']or" thee, "Glory to God, and on earth be His peacel" Saying so]ely, "l never shall get.it- read;

Pair' and ]reel "L" Harm above me_ shall those, echoes ne'er Edwin O; Kennedy. - But And 1'I! His try..by oiJa intolo_tng mg child to learn l_stlll." His" will, .

"larecious things 'from the heavenly store, . eeasel i . When I am dying something shall not die, . . [

. FtlllngOty.casket more and more;

" - But risa and say to Death; "Thdu art not That And child will love w_nt "_ciigionl-by to bed without anda'stgh

by.

. Golden love tn, .divtncst ehain_ Far, in a arable, u little Child: lay; ". hiri_. " . ' , "

That never ban. be 'untwined again; . High o'er his bed it Slur'shed .Its'salt ray; Or eonqnerar." Across the ddrk I' l._ inb " ' "- , -_Aneny_nous

' " Silvery carols.o] Joy that swell Silent the townwhere Divinity came: . Fttith ltkb a banner that shall Otve the lte (¢(¢o>>_> .. '

Sweetesto] all in the heart's loire" cell; . • Siaeplntb "unheeding, they knew "'not his " To all his claims ,_ o] mastery.. .My era ". . ' -,; qdlllql_glna_ . " __lgea&lly• - .

Pearls o] peace that were sougl;t ]er thee " rmmb. " _ Shall _cho still O Death, where is thy • .. •

In the terrible depths o] a fiery sea; .. _. " sting? "_ '" • " "= PEACE'on each goodwill to'm_n--

Diamond promises sparkling bright, Far, _K n winding rdad, hbste_d men Whet'h, Grave th-'victory?" I stili eha_l Thi_ :Christmas passiOn tr:ae .

Flqshirig" tn ]arthest reaching light, three, . " _in,_ ' " . ..... " " Is b essing earth "lahore'or it is " '

. . Camels, and servants_&a great company; • Ann all tl_e ]aith[ul :hi'allhe stendltig by-_ Alive in me .and you. • . :..•

Chr_atmas gt]ts _or thee . . Raptured, they potnt to the Star. o'er the ' "Lord, Thou has_ been o] old ourdwelling-

Grand and']reel ' .- . . hill:.. . • ." All wha know wlmt .Christmds mean*

Christmas gilts from" the King o] love, Praying they eome.'to see God'a say{rig' _ "Before " place. the mduntalr_ ".. were brought ]orth, Who let its truth contral

Brought from HIS royal'home above;". "wilt. " ' . '* " be[ore ' • . .'. Their. wa_/s'wlth me_, are helping earth

...... " " ,,_ The earth uias 'fdrmed, be]ore the slightest Achieve it* Christmas goal .

B_'ought to in the far-off land, : l l], my"

Brought tO thee by HIS own.dcttr hand."

of.S_ . trace .. '. " " "

Promises held by Christ _or thee, . ... God, . . : . . " ' . . 0] sunlight or o] starlight eyrir bore ' Peace on earth, goodwill tO men--- "

Peace as il rive'_ Jlowing free, ' . : Come, as I vJorshlp on roads quickly plod: Their wltne_ to the EusrlastinO Grae_ . 'Let's sing it udth new might, - • :

Joy that in.His own Joy must' live, . "Glory to God, and an eerth be Hl_'pedce!" "Thou hast, bee-_ Gbd-._nd shall be ever- Believers in the.Christmas star:-.- "

And love that In]tnite Looe _an gbJe. " Yes" .,.,• .Anmy soul shall thase • echoes 'morel _ • Let's radiate its light.

_urely thy heart-'o[ hearts' uplt/ts : " .. " ne'er teasel ' .-;-The Preeb_erien Tribune . '. - Nov._o_ C. ScHIa_'tm

Coro_ o[ praise ]or such Christmas gl]t_l --Ll:I_trv MissiLe _ Novembtr-December, 1845= (389) 49


_'F_ SERMON OUTLINES . • . . ;. thorofarogif'f est the gift of God,' ", said Jesus thouknew- to the. through forlife. hll creation. tistheord,. We live because "

poor ignorant woman of Samaria; but she some 1.lying organism gave its life for us .

' " ' '" • " ' " ' __ ' - ' . did not lmo_v. IgnoranCe' has cheated a This principIe is pre-eminent in pe_ent- "

i/_ : Heart Throbs .., " " Christmas . ." good many out "of the gift of God, God ." hood' and'it runs through the commercial, .

.:.,,: . t.,_..der_ul .I ¢' 7every waters, one and that he that thirsteth,' batb np come mohey,come ye to the ally--and in scriptural. in the Christianity. highest sense--it The wise,maR

t/'ue '

_' ' : " " " " • ,. • . _Today the world stands still ,46 cam- ._ ye." In the last bgok of the Bible, Rcvela- " brought frankincense and myrrh_ typi_

. INa'nOOUOrlON - " ,' . mcmorate the birth of a child; .the ad- "_ t on. are the wortis, "Wheseaver will, let " lying the' sweet in_ense and healing air- "

. Wonderful earth.on wnlch we live - ,,_-_ ,,¢ _ lifo' the cam t-- _¢ _ _t'ara_t_r :. , him take" . " . " " rue of Christian serviee.--Heart and Li_e .

.Wonderful ego in which we live .. ' '_the ......... fact of _, gift_' desigrinted ,-t_ u........ ds the un-- , ._ ......... God s gift is a generous glfL_ Nat as the . " " "'"-,,,,_(, ..... .... " '

orld iv th " " n....... ....... •.........

God has given _ a.wondortm Saviour speakable Gift of God And the world _, i _ w g e ,_ two t u to you, r_o,.mam¢ , • J • • . .'.. .

I. WoNeza_nEYe To S_ US " 'wilt never get over the w0nderinl, event.'" I God He does no_ give as the world . Pauls Remedy for Spiritual

A Never slumbers' Or sleeps -- the Christmas will not go out of the calendar. • _ • gives.. His giving is not stihind; not . ' " .Fainting ' " '"

psalmLst . . .. nor will it go out. of the hearts Of the • 1,. tainted With .selfishness, but .is generous ,. .' " "

B. Eyes of'the Lord in eve W plhc_ be:. woHd. ' . - and unselfish, fre_ for all and froe:_o all. S_tP_eE--H Corinthians 4 ..

- holding the gee0 and evil. " • WhY au.c_ commotion over the birth of . merit God's., arises .gift out is. aof meritorious the Person,, gift. the God- The t_,_,oo,,,X.,oe TmcT--H C'or'. 4:1: and ' 16, "We - hint not". • ._". :

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"]tun to- and. fro throughout the a Chilli of _tedemption. 'Unte 3;ou is bern of humanity ¢ r_s _- ,'.. umamw, * I- ¢I. aa .me _. ,_ claims .._ remeay " - _ " tar " xai hung. "' _'_"_- -_:nmxs " " a p i_ nowhole

earth"--:they see every tear "%his day in the. city of David a Saviour_, God and man .. _.e _e';L...e ...... H_ _o .t,. e ,._,^ ...c_.-...an, _t rival' theme for these' trying daye,

H. WONVZaF_L E_,_O H_ US which [s Christ the Lord./' .' ' .. L otor betw_e,. ........... God and man ,t.^ _ '"_"- __. " "- w hen many arc. being" defeated and -

'

A, Tireless never wea W of our cam- The birth, of_ Chrfst became the g_eat Christ JesusY ..... .The,royal i-ead _ to ......... God and becoming faint. ' "

: ing "• " . _ " , center_of intei"est. The educational world, heaven is thranglr Him " .. i • 2:: The modem "first aid". cure for one

: B., God lL_tens; our misdeeds grieve is represented _in the wise men; the peas-, .. ' ,This,- dear f/-iends,., is" God's .Christm_is who is about to fair/f is to bend over

" Him; He listens because He wants.to ants arc represented in. thd :Sbephei_ds; - gift to you and for you_. yes to all the until the,head is.between the knees,

• . help us. " • royalty is represented in" Herod; nature L_ .world-ahd for the world. - thus the blood returns to the head

" C, Hears 6ur faintest ow-=-every "sigh - represented in her gifts, "gold, and frank- - . - 'again mad things take.on a .true per-

/If A: Wom_zmrOL"Hr_rr _o 'Lovz.Hs incense, and myrrh"; the heavens are rap- " H. THe CHemT "OF CHRIffl_IAa, /_ C}L_L-L cetive,

Human love-- lave is deep resante d in _e"ster which led thp w.a.y; " t.gsoz _ ._tz Gwr or _r_sou^Lrrx" • "3. _iJah had fourid such aremedy for

• mad strong; love of a parent toward the heavenly hosts are represante_ in uaetr _ • ' In view" of.' t Hs Wonderful _i_ of God fainting when on Mt: :Carmel---tilth

. ' a wayward child; 'lave of parent for presence,and praise;' the lower croatian-is :.t_ the worldt there eames to ns"at this " he_d between his knees hb prayed

sick _hild ... • " • • _represented in c_ttle around tbe_nanger;" " time the great,atlanta of the Christ.. "(_ee also James 5:17). . • . " .

_-B Soldier's" love for lfls country _ ' '. poverty is rdprescnted in the place .in There is,. first of _dl the 'challenge to' This, we cbntend' is a better way than

_"

.......

c_tst,_ love'

'

the

'

Father's love (John

"

"which He is born. ,This

"

.wanderkd

' ]_t

bLrth • the gift of porsonalit_, with .all that it In-' the ."Juniper _'" experience that

" - 3'16" Rordans 5'8) brought salve- still holds the center of interest. . has . • _-alves. God gave .His Son, CIxrist ga_,a came to him while fleeing fi-om.Jaze-

_i'on' , ' .' • • ? ' not _bated.by. th6 years, for the simple Himsel£ - . bel. Juniper trees-make peer oanC-

•_r _r "'" " _.,_._ _ _r;,._ _ro _A. .rear,on Heis the same yesterday .tqday, We should.' give ourselves. The wise tusries ....

mmrr,z S_ata_o_a_ men brought to Jesus "gifts; gold. and ... 4! Jesus tells us that.men bught always

A. Parent takes child's hand when Wonderful hirth, the : Vlrgin...birthl frankincer_e, and myrrh." Gold, the n_ost to pray and not.to faint (see Luke

crossing dangerous street " Wonderful child" .the Child Jesus Christ, : valuable filing of life. typifies human per- 18:1_. .The Greek word. for. faint

B, God's hold is secure - " the Child.of Redemption, the Child of His- soanHty. It is recordc_ of the.converts in" is.enkhkanmett and means -"t_ grow

" - C, His evarissting arms.llfl_ us and hold tow, for:the date. and year'_followed by •the New. Testament" Church. that _they " weary, to lose courage," to flag to

- us above the sins of this world " . A. D, still presents its m'gnmantl' 'The °'first gave their. own- solves to" the Lord,', • faint." " " - " ' '

Child of Peace, "Glow to God in the high- and unto us (that,is 10 the c_urch vie- 5. Here Paul suggests three reasons,why

V. Wo_te_a_ux, WORDTO CEmza Ua ast_ find on. earth peace,'gnsd wM toward • r rim. will _ofGodY God needs be floes not become faint: We have

A. Promises never fail .

B The Word gave Christ victow over maul" The Child of Destiny, "The goW rather than things, and no- obtained mercy; we have a precious

crnmant shall be upon his shoulder: '_ ' - cote things will take treasure we have a true perspective.

" • the ter_pter • ., ,,

C It makes God real and brings Him The advent of a life; did we say? But Man

, " close • , What a "li'fel A sinless llfe for He was. t is the I Wz I_I/,t'z Om;amz_ M_c_ (_erae 1).

A. Cor_demnafion of soul is one of the : .

VI Woua_'r, Chapters fotir_-e'n San_ To to Gow_ sixteen" Us of' the World, and ls Without given that _in; the.world a llfe glven might for the not

hue- _eatest modern.causes of frustration;

Gospel of John

• : perish but have everlasting life - should first "

Thank

ence our-great

Godfor

need

mercyl

6f divine

O the

mercy.

depths

B. He guides and,inhehes . "A character! " " Yes;o_a " that is ,tile h01i- _ this challenge to the gift of of itl Thank God for the eaur/tge be-

C; He" comforts and is our compa_on eat"among the might_r, the.mightiest among : unselfish'life, gallon, af mercy/ " "

V If. A WON0_rUL HOMe _O HI_CEI_ILUs, the holy; the blammess One." • in this B. We faint not: "

A A t_rooared vlace by Christ our A Gift. Yes, "1'hanks be .unto Go 1.' We'faint not to pay away sin (v. 2)

• Savlou'r : • ".. : " " .' for his uuspeakable, gift_'* , ". ; : ideal! _'Ho .died - "P_enotmce'--thls is a s!gniflcanf con-"

B. Fo/" £ preparc_l peopla'wbe are being . If'is a lo_,o gift• "God so loved 'the 'le_ which live st/ohld _ot can_itant of :aslvgtian. Sin mustgot

prepay'cal, by the Holy .Spirit .of a world, that-he gave _ ouly begotten - but unto .2. We fal6t not to "pay away deception

' ' '. , ovei: to the gifttho_ _ the Word.of God; must be exchanged

• C, .i " . ,' :i1' .i I ' . ."He laid down his. life for usi for Christian sincerity, by which we

and we ought t_ lay down _ur lives for "command'.eurselves in evew man's

the b.rothren:' Here-is moral abUgation, eousclanea.in, the night of God."

50 (390) . .. . Tb_' Preackar',s Magcudne November.December, 1845 " : " _ ' (391) _1


W

_, 3. :We faint not to proclaim a full gospel God until you have caught a ,,qsion of, fors_that they need cleansing; that they M. Ernum_ wrm CHzwr " . _ •

of the glory of God (of. vs 4-6) . " the Eternal City with its sea of irons- have the germ of -sin within and will be_ i'I will that they whom thou hast given "

We have a true ministry of the Word parent g ass? Do yoli endure es.seo-' come infected unto death unless this thing, mE be with me where I .am "" In this _ '

'of God, It is so truthful find opec ing Hirh who is invisible? is burned out by the fiery: hoptlsm of .the twenty-fourth Verse He prays that they ' i

thatitishidden only from thosewho CoNcau_io., ' .- Holy Ghost.which isthe processof sane- might _be sanctified.in order that they '.

have been .blidded b_, unbelief. It" _ ...... "- hhcailon! . ' .... might be fit subjects _for. heaved. Here

is Col a gospel v 5V of, Christ, - not of . ourselves - - •. 1. Have ual tamtmgT .you been ,_ue troubled now with t0r mercy spirit- p Sdme one has asked, "How long can one is His admission _that holiness,is necessary

['t-c0mes'_s

illumination(v.6). t _e resultnf - _ God-given. __ HorUembley_UrsSClf o's. by Ronotincesin bedding lowwith be" exporting7 liveh justifi_lifewithout etOsaUrct._es_v.Crofh_ gettingthis jUSte_anngtthe to fitone whole forheaven. plan of redemption--tobe This lethe endsafe

of .

4. Having bbtelnedmercy,forodrselves, allitsdeceptions Let Chrislfill,you eno depends g ong the degree " ' . of | ghtours one . has . eternity.Wet instin thehear portalsof.God the writerto tht-fingliout

theHe- • -

" we may now minister the same with "h_rlven'streasure,the Holy When once thelightshinesWe eitherwalk"• hrewsliynicing .thd same' thought.,"Hol- "

throughChristunto.others. . "Spirit.Come ton trueChristlan.por-q. _in itand nre'clesnsed, or we failto walk inessIWlthoutwhich no man shallsee the

specilveof thingsiha rightestlmain

itand dm.sp ntuaUy, or loseour lusti- Lord_ The. same .thmg'ds.expressedin

If.WE HAVE /_.Pmcomss TReASOnS "" tionef values• flcafian Note inconjunction w fixthis :Paul'sprayerfor_the.Thessalanians .when .

A. A treasurein earthenvessels;hence 2, The Christianshoutsin trinmph."We thought/the words,of the apostlePaul. he prayed,that',theymight be 'preserved " "

. . the treasure itself'is the. main at- "'' 'faint notV' becpuso

traction. Only as the vessel .bears We've.found mercy and the ministry " -Master. They exactly In hiscoincide first letter with to these The_a- of ,the ' .blameless Holtaess isunto:the necessary coming order of our to qualify Lord.. .

the ti:essuro is it gtaFificd. The clay of it to. others, lonian%,chapter four and Verse three, "For us for the coming of Jesu._ •

flower.pot is not a thing of,glory ex- We ha_,e come into possession of an this.is the will of God even your sancti-. " Surely we wont to live, we wont to be

copt as it boars within it the be_uil- eternal treasure, fication,, that ye" should -abstain from _kept, but we don't want" to Just. merely"

B. This treasureiso dynamictroesuro. Christianperspectlve.--Roes E, Palc/:.

"That• the excellency of the power " . . _>>>_

lnay be of God." It b_gets power for

e_durar_ce (cf v_ "8-12) Hehce, "we _ " HoUBess . ."

fdint not. It is. tbe life of Jesus ..... .... : _vait Until wedie is to mL_,two-thirds of.

manifest ...... in mortal flesh,the prin- JEsus'T_ l'_asu_a_os, S..,Ne_r]_acA_o_ . If.Rra,susuc'no_" ' ' " ' . . " the purpose.forbeing'sanctified, namely,.'_"

clpleof _mmortahty, " Bz L. Dew Wsm_T ."T_'at:theWo_'Idml-ht believe;' In 'this lifeand'producilan.To be minus,either .

C. Ti_istreasure•l_gets an .unshaken In'the se_,,enteCnth of John's - ": .-. 'it _",..*_ "....... of these isto disqualify,foP the,thirdfor

twen_y-ltrs_ verse, me _waster stoics _p.at "., . t.t,_ ' * in 'ke Via ad I, at"f,_,It _

" faithin God..A God who imisesthe _ Christis talkingto-HisFather _ ¢"sanctifisnil0n is necessaryin',order that:__ we n_...enot _ •@ n -e2- 'I'-" -. "._

dead (_. 14). A f_ith' that takes .its one and great need o_ His child . they might be productive; Therc-'is'. no we .a_ cut o_,_.ana case away. ramer,

fruition in dynamic testimony (e£ v.. gives the reasons why I_ children need to virtue in living unless one can be pro- sane.my mere. . • ,

• 13). -A faith'_thet knows the future" be _anctifled, It_wiil I_ worth our time . ductive. In the •fifteenth chapter of this " • . .


• . • , . " , . . "- k • .

'6. Giving _vlth Joyfulness (v;.35). Paul continues'his dtagrmn of deliver- .' IV. lhlk.MA_n_c_wz MEa_S ) " _'ermon ,.quggea|_

T. His constant prayer and pastoral card ance by pointraylng of dcliveranc_ completes .Paul's dlngmm. For Miss/0nary. Empho/ds

_. (v, 36-38).--E_w_ S. Gins. " H. TII_:MAN_¢ M_cY ., - He tellsuS that all this ,is made .possible • T_E HEW Ommt or R1mr_m_a0_ "

" by and that the Holy Ghesl is sl_ea on us - . .. . _.. ,

i' ,cc¢c¢_))_ It is true that we descended tc such abundnnil3'through Jesus Ch_ist'our D_. CsarlesC, _nepp.." ;

A Diagram o[ Deliverance depths .of degradation, until we foolishly Saviour. Jest_ is the magnificent means - & new aroor was .given oy me r_en

,

i

."S-c_n._-vas---Titus

'

3:3-6.

d_regnrded

Satan-insplredself-dcoeption"But

and disobeyed God in

niter

our 4" ,of

eel

our

in

glarlans,deliverance

thislife,but alsoin

,from

the world

sin not

to

Lord

and- a-evolutionary,

in Acts 1:6-8.

departures:from

It involvedradical

me

" is_'noouc_oN " that" the kindness and. lov_ of Gad our c_e. He is God's tmspeakabie gift past in thought and action: - _

The Apostle Psul. is here drawing a Saviour toward man, appeared." AI- "There is none other name'under heaven 1.. A new responsibility was" disclased.-- this

'diagram bf dativerance which involves.the • though we were utterly and completely given among meni whereby we mUSt be. : Ye shall he witnesses , , . ,. Up to

entire plan of salvation from sin. First, he undeserving .we wbre convinced of .the s s saved." H? wonder I the poet umg, • time the disciples had been spectatOrs in-

• canses'Vs to consider--; " . kindness and love cf God tow,ard ,us be- - the drama of redemption. Their privilege

i, THZ M_ Mmq : " " cause Jesus .came. Our actions merithd • . " Jesus, Jasns,Jcsus • was going to issue in responsibility.

.wrath_and ha_-shlfess" but,God was kind; Sweetest.name l knomj • "2.A new scopeo] servicewee ope_ted---

.He commences his diagram by painting our guilt cailed_ for punishment and pain " . Ft _ my every t0nging, .... _'Both in Je/-usalem'. ; .-. and ur_to ,the

a pathetic picture of.all peoplolwho 'never but God revealed lovXe; our cohsalence _ Keeps me singing _ I go. " " uttermast parts of the earth." The strughave

experienced or partaken of thepp," . warned of a, Judge *and jnstie0 but God " b: is. -ra_.e we should " gle against the exclu.qive,, national spirit

doning and purifying power of our Lord sent JesuS and, through Him marc3_ was Being'j_tlfiod y h _, , - . of the.Hehrew people had beena losing

Jesus Christ. He remin_ 'us that all of na made manifest, be made heirs accord!ng to the .hope ar fight; thelther tl_e. slblrit of,Isaiah nor the

in our rcgenecato a_ate werd "_ooRsh dls- Sill/ following Paul's _lsgram, we" see eternal llfe. :--L. S, Qlav_." . • , satire of .Johah had prevailed.. How as .

obedient, deceived; serving dlvers-lusts " , " ."_cc_¢¢_¢_e_)_ ' , then, .bitter irrational, antianallsm and

• ,hate_'ul, and pleasures, and hating living one in malice another." a6d 'What envy III. " THE MIeHTY. " M^NN_ or D_Iv£nA_c_ _ ' _,, _-ve.... ,_I._ c. rmon " :Themes '• " " race IR*Christ prcjudlca alone .will Is the.tcae sabotage vision 'the ofthe peace.

a vivid portrait ol a _nnar! . , . .. Salvation from _sin is not Obtained hy

• "works of" righteousness "'which we )rove .'.'L#ve in the Impera'tine Mood 't. (Mark * nations. ._. : . . " =.L.._. _v "

The' Bible _nnakes vei'y clear what Con- dane" hut _by the washing of regenaratiori , 12.30, 31), by Dr ,. Wm T LY ile • " : ,, "3 "A ecw sptn_ua{ • enaowme_, wa_ - u, = .

,,_ _:_nh_t*n||_r] Mpn't fActs 2'41-433 en: "Ye shalL.receive power.... That . • ,

s[ltotes fool hi_th _ foolish said in man. his In heart, it wercad_ there is"_he no and the renewingof corruplioh of the' sin Holy contaminating Ghost." ' With our ' _." _#,Pe"_'_Y,':{'--_._-I"_'_ . "--- " , "--; Spirit still flows through those channels

,God." According_ the _ib]e,theu, a .. hearts,mid the_)allutiou of sin.staining.our "Y'_iv'_ _d_d;'_;e" (Romans' 1:19_-- wl_ch are cansccrated to the supreme task

_ool'is, one:who as;fur as his thinking, hls . hands, there was"nothing we nan. doto 21)_:by Roy. Lewis R. Brown, L : * God _]as g_ven m me . .

planning, and-l de living are concerned extricate oursalves from its snares But _ . "God's Greatest "Word" (Mark 16:8), _ ". A L.0s_rWo_.v

• acts as if there were no God and corse-. ' God found a Way "to-effect oUr complete' by Dr" James K., Loiteh. _ • Dr,, Robert E. Spear .,

q_Jes_Jy, _alis tO"take Him into account, deliverance: "' " " "V_ce Training Par Excellence" (ROY, . Three plain basic facts, old and familiar..

A,godless man is a foolish man, "Man less

• ' ' ' " _ ,9,,10), by Rev. Paul L. Reynolds. : can be ignored but cannot, ha _Vfuted:

God crlUals fool, just ns sUrely ns fdur ) ."He saved us, b_" the washing ofregen._ ', - ,?The Two Inseparebles' (II Car. 8:5), 1, The vieed o)_:the _/d--H the world

le_. two leaves, two,. This was eXaotiy. ' eration -=this.is too hrst step in oolivct- _.by Dr Jmpas A Pollock . . ' of a gener_tion-ago was satisfied wt_h it-

. _Christ's charge against the, rich farmer. ' once. Regeneration ._. that experieties _.' ' ,,-." .. : .i- _ '_ _ t ,_.^ • _e'" self it is of,_0 sUch mind now_. It knows

There was nothing wron_ in his baing a wherein we who were. aead in trespasses . z-- , "tne _a_ man a_ ._ me -x_rh _nu. t 1"__,_I o_ ....-,-. Doing? ,_ that ltis_ull oftnjnstica nndwrongda in g

_donn: _:_ nn_ .,..a. -- ._--- -- ---_ " " " " " It

i'

"

rich

there

mid

anythit_g

successful

wrbnst,in

farin_r.

his raisii_g

Neither

bumvwas

'

"

and

spiritual

sift§"

life.

are. resurrected-to

We becbme new

[i newness

creatures

.of L by

,t-t._|_.;_...

.Dr, W.'_P. McInty_e.

_ _.d___;t

• * /,

,._

.

n o ?

,,. of

neons

cvti

r_gntcousness,

:l_.slsn_, of, _a_S_!mara!i_Ues.,

x_. _nows _t ...

is

er croo_ and building"larger,butidln_s in Christ Jestis"by virtue of the..new" - " /,T_hn _ ........_-"............ 15 i_ and "Semanhares Pin rtal, Life" f_li of hate . and Ires a bad heart; _ ..,, .

_uti_'waswrongforhimtob_camuao b._th. We _ro,"born_g._".-a_d.._'ald: •-.........

t_., _s_ _ '_ '_ I_D_" ._'amesK Laitch, ' Hiflarisquotedas'sayirig" Asnau. e.ra _-.,

engr0ss_..d in these tld_gS'LUnifl he wo_l _ things.are passes ,_waY; 0e_.o!a, au-.t_mgs ' " '...... 'An Anclent''_' "_"Hvssn"-_(1' Th-n, 3"16)" by ' lcate the thousands of years of h._.

neglect the epirltual; and when he .got are become ne.w, Sins. Ot tne past are w,_=-_o,_,,l%'=_.,ol_ls. - _ .'' '. "', - domeaiicaflon,,:*I want to see again'in,the

-


terlsl

in theplace

_osses_ofis"

where

to

he

bring

expected

_e_urltv

these

and

rna-,

to

washed

sparg_mg

away

t_Iooa

in

'wman

.that, c_ncon

z_ows '_rom

stream

uaJm

.

"_'_/A

i. r_

_Go'd_nh'oli_

_^_.. _ _|_.

Man" (I Sam; 3:19)

""

.' eyes.

vrey

of

_

youth.,

yours

th.e

wm

gleam

grow up

of the

_o.u

.bew_

v,

satisfy" hig,sonl--Jesns pronounce_ him a vary 's n_Ss." Jansue ,wa_dr_,f_x_ce_gt to ;_afl_n_ ,y

"Perfect

_,r. --_r

_curitv" _H Tim

.

l:J2)

"

by the

:..........

Worluwltt 8nrLrt_.

".......

ztwo

rid like

. .._-

-fool,'God subtractedL_m Ida llfeleR xperlencLwne uesa_ , pum ............... : . -? ,isa,lostwarld and needs tobe savea. "_ne

nothlng--batfool . - . ' ," be born again,he cannotsee the kingdom _ .Dr.James .... Best, .. ,, m_.. _.i3 _ and ' need'is desperate for righteousness peace#

' ' _ wh" "- ns _¢L't'era ",,clUbno God ":of Ged/' Thank'God for sush an experl- , tne _'rcgress_ve " _ _e _,_m. , o. h _.]_ev " ana. .. love, . ' ., . , * ' .

--ose • " ............ o _..e " "" -- 1 ence wh_i sh will redeem from'ale, ' relieve • 'r_'h1_ e PCat_'ainonW.._" (Luke ;L174! ' " y : 2." The of_'erL0_Christianity to meet th{s.

CmUlO_, De expecueo, to o_y _ awe. . ,,- -- V " " •' "

D _a.._s ,,1_ ex tr_ .ar__na,_, ._ a preh c_ ion ._ Af a or guli_ remo e- all oonoemnaUon, . ann , ..... "_You......... nnd.Today'! (Esther 4:14), by Rev. need_-The • Father sent his Son to be th e

sinner'sconditioncomp_c_our respectand restorereall_eaceof mind) .... . . Robert I-LFrench. • .. Saviour of the world, The kingdom of "


admiration.He

we were foolishand.dlcebodlcnt

revdlndsus tha_

itwas

when

be- here

/"And

is the

renewing

,second

0£_the.Holy-Ghost'--_ '"Fruitsin _the•Garden of.God' (Lay. God.which hepreashodls righteousness,

crisisin deliverance

causewe were deceived.While boasting from:sin.Regenerationridst_e hands o! •

25

(Mm_k

19)_and

10.21),

One

by

Hundred

Rew .OrvilleFleming.

Less One peace,"andlove,

isin allgdodncssand

.The.fruit.

righteousnessand

of ILLslight

of our_"f_codom in sin Weak.ally ._were sln'estains'whiI0sanctification tokes the "A Home for ,Christ".(Eph.3-17),by truth.

• • slavesto sin,"servingdlver_'lq#tsand contamlantlon:from the hbart..The.root Rev. W. ScottMcMunn. "Only through Mc"--4_heclco_*ILiohcall

le

. - p sautes. P.oject_g God to llve as we of sin .in the soul from which outward- " _'Dri_g of God's' Goodness" (Num, _, comae pfplle_ _ ., ......

pleased, we didn_t please .ourselves nor L-transgrs_lans have sprung muSt bo'cpm_ _ 20:11) ,bY Dr.J Hay McElhinney. . Above trte tnunacre of me omens prom; ..

anyone else. Consequently, we, Wer e -plcinly annihliated_bx'the invastan oUthe , • .,'Wl_e Servtae:nf'a:V_liling Heart' '(Ex.. ""Only through Me can li_e's moun_lir_ -

• _ ' had ,"What "HopeWein Need Darkness'Y Today"' (Jar (Hob, 8 18), 12:27) by " Only . again." through '.. Me_ "_I shall' eartTt have peace

• Dr. Charles W. Fulton.--The United Prss- ' 3, The duty of the Christian shurch--

b_tart/t',t.. -. . T_an l_nsinass of, the clmrch is to hrlng the

" : ' "r"

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iII world and " Christ : '' together. He " charged " ' world ' scoael. " " What; " _opes wouldspring up[ " " "

m life. He faced death, and f0und'death . _ not . . be shaken, then the foal- .

¢II the church with the continuancd of. his in thb human breast Whether it lmppcns _ and .was forsaken in death. Death ish could not stand; one was on the

_,' missibn. "If the world is to be saved on g world scale or not, it 'can and must ' _1 reigned and ruined and rotted the eternal, the other on the earthly;

from destruction, pilyslcal rioless than, happen to me; rm committedl I know b6dy ,. -with T disdnsbl .,o _,_, discomforts _n r_cover and us II THE one Lm_nuTI was rewarded, Jsveryone the other-rotatOr ma_ Is u_ -T" . -.

spiritual destruction,", as Henry Watter- In .my soul that nothing, but Christ will msornars, Lues ........ -_....... " _'- -- his _o*_r" tv 48_

son said, "it Will be saved by the Christian have the backing of the universb..So I'm to likeness and liberty one to ul,_ I ' . le_nm_y_._..W-wo"dr_ '_als'fro'm the

religion."' • - - . . " committed[ Ch_t is. vty hope. I shoal HI. TIff POSSESSIONOF _ALVATION--._,,IS _, _Jte .u,, ........

"G0a's P_wsl[R'Y I_aHT fairly shout .Him as my answer to' the Q' I,. day Is salvalton eeme to this house." ,, _neanlng of the Word "perfect"whleh-

• " " Dr. ]ohT_ E. Si_tpso;t ", world.--F_'oin " Men ahd -" Missions " Manudi • • " 1. - AnyDe,fred---He rflan that wants sought the toSaviour see Jesus. will • . thol:oughly. from the Greek, It.means is also to. translated complete

God demands l_riority in two important _¢>_>>_ have his desire •satisfied. .. "fronts," and "j'estore." (See Hethings:

• "' 2. He Decided. "He made haste, and brews 11:3 and Gal, 6:L) The Lord-

1. Kingdom A_atrsl They are on' his Ex]_ository Outlines _ 1 came,,down, and recelved Him ]ay-_"" ship ofJcsns imparts Purity and Per-.

_list

fh-st

of

his

top-ranking

kingdom and

priorities,

his rightoousiiess."

• . "Seek .ye Lesson Reading: Luke.19:1.10 fully,

chdose.

He

Him,

willed

nnd

to

confess

receive

.I{im,

Him.

arid

We

-

fdclton;

erty. We.

His

can

Likeness

exemplify

radons

the

our

Master,

Lib-

Jesus said "When ve nrav sa_, The, kin,* " Tr.x"r-.-For the Son el man Is Come to seek constrain Him to be our Guest.

o : hut not equal Him: We con have His _ -

] dam come, thy will be done on earth as and to save that which was lost (Luke • 3, He _Ddmonst_'ated, "Lord the" half graces but not His greatness. Pes- " .

' _" ...... " _ " of m goods I give to .the poor; and • - fcdt.in purity and in peace- and in

and it is make in heaven,"..Alsb, disciples of all ."Gonb.tions.'.' ye, thbrefore, That ._ .19:10), . • Is'z_oaec_no_ " . :" . " _ " if " I _avg .e. taken any thin - g from" _ any him" : purpose, complete We restoration have complete and a rest, CompleX and .'

.

man D lmse llCCUSauutt_ _ . ...... • • ' " .

'"is a'misslon program--worldwide. . Jesus has declared the purpose of His Y . " relat nshi . We can be httdd,

2.. Ktn,jdom FtannceM On'e of the earl- presence in the world; "He is cbme to make foui'fold." • Ha witnessed, a_..d war, _fram_'_ _Pd fashioned after HIS

icst commands of scriptnre requires that " a way hack.:t0.God for fallen men." The " shtped,f salvationand worked.thepleasureHe nsu meofproot.the ' •" Image.'.. • _. _ . . .. "

Gad'be given priority in money..tnatters, account of His visit tothe house of.Zoo- _ . , .t :_.___;.t.t._o.©lns 2 Tltez'er_ormance. "_is is seen m me

The kingdom of God has been held back cheus" the publican :presents the pattern _avtour, one me. p_u_,, ,_..... : ' Saviour's words abeut_the "mote nnd

- because we have been unwilling to give of the Savlou_"s Work of reaclting the lost. T.M. A_D_SON. . beam in the,_eye." "

Him priority in, money matters, A great - - ¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢_._)_

church _statesn_an recently _ declnsed that' . On_z.m_ The performance must ba without

•"it has never been a matter of securing I. T_ts Pd_ross or _c So_--*"rha Son of Lesson Reading: Luke 6:3_:49

. . pretense, "th6u hypocrite,. cast out

young life for mission service. The pro- man is come to seek and to save." T_x_--W _y calf lie me Lord_ Lord, and do .. first.the beam out of thin_ own eye.

blem has always been the getting of money 1. The SacrlItce'o_ the Spa. Jesus must not _he things tqhich ' I say ( Luke 6:46). • - " We -,_ must _h_,, haveshaftdearsee perception, dearly" ".

to send them." Nor has. it been that we' first suffer before He cab' save. His '

,

'

, I_._oaucr_o

N

......

...........

t _in _We must have

,

conslstant profession,

ha_.'e been unable-to do so. The ealimaled pasoaen was the purchase :price• of _z ' Jesus never ._olerntes pre_._ _, _ - • . . '

cost of _ destroying one great city oaon_ redemption. He cduld not .deliver "cerity and s0rvice. Thl.s question reveals. . We must be. sincere an d ciuless, in .

would have paid the entire expenses of us except He die _or us. _.He was the nvcoesllv of obediance to the LordL_to ' " oraer to,serve am,ors. " ..... _L

ten thousand missionaries in Japan for .. , lifted, and we look, and we llve. _--uemonstram- " "" -our"-_,_-_-_ .... ,,.t_qhin His Lord- 3_ The. Proauctton. .zor. evej'_,, _re?

_evonty years. 2. The Sesking b_ the )_inner. He has . -. . e _ ,_,_ ,_, ¢._,_ _h_ _stiive . known by his own frost. Tt_cre Isa

• made the first move toward tho man_ f stop. VIeW we ,_,u_y llgl',l *_._ _.t_ t,t, _and-_'_-con_e_t-what'* : law • of . production; like. produce, s

•Tnz HoPs or T_t_ WUSw. He loves us; and locates us. and leads

.the .lordship

'

of

Jesus

n_

cans in term_ of

"

like--a

...... + f'_,it"

good tree

The

bringeth

pure produce

not zorm

the

The familiar

- Dr. E,

picture

Stanley

of

Jones

Hope' so.£_c_ on our

us" out.

deliverance,

He seeks

and

our

our

decislonl

devotion,

nnd

_

Spiritual life. :

,.,v'rLm_

= " ....

- -

" • ' : _rtflt_f:tl_e'_sp,_R

. '

the. evil

e the

produce

fruit

a sphere', blindfolded, playing dna_ 3. The Saving el the Soul.. He.saves the I. TIlE LoaI_SHIP=---. "Why call yc me, Lord._ . . the. :.fruit- of., i'sift'andWethehav'fridtof' our

with all the strings broken, but one, a_'l'd hateful, and :the. hopele_, and the Lord? Whosoever. comcth in me; and Ot me spxr _, _

yet playing ou that one string;is a ptcture , bcipless. He has the power to save, ear thm 8a in s aud doeth them. I " service,.and the fruit of souls saves

-. of the'world today. . - - and.the pity to. save, and the promlsa h e Y Y -g .... _--,, through- our Works, and .walk and

All the. alrings we played on in' bur hal- 1. The Fact in Bclicvin_l. We mtist know witness ng. , - " • -

.cyon days have been. broken. PeaCe, so- '. to Hissave. goedncss,and He saveshyi'grace

togory.. ,and by willshow the lordship you whom of Jesus ne Is-_, in the fact " of . ]_. THII_LIVINO--Anc] • . ye sh_li be c_]ooed ""

curlty," hope of a united world=all .are lI: THZ P_IOHT or. THS Svm_L-"Thot experience in the beart. Our "faith the children of the Hignest. (vs. _-_v.I -

gone. There is one string, left-,Christl wldch was' lost." " '. .... makes Him first;' our love makes Him 1_ The ChiMren • Love. "But love' ye

He is the one hope left and the only hope, .1..The Lost • LIl_eness. The fall of man Lord. we hear Him,.hoed Him, and - youranemics. .We must be' living

All the half.answers have left us with • a resulted in the los_ of the moral ira- _ bold Him as p_:e-eminent in.place, examples of love like .the Lord: He ".

sense that there is no answer. But there" . "age of God. He became depr_ived, 2. The Foundation o_ Building. We loved, the wicked, arm the w_ywara

is onel defiled, and disobedient. SalVation is draw "this fi'om, the. two builders the weak. He loved the ungrateful, '

_When someene._'emarkedto Edison that a recovery of that which was lost in whom Jesus mentions.• One ,digged and the ungodly, and the _nfortunall

his thousand experiments had failed, the _fall. The loss of place, the loss deep and lald the foundation on a ate, He loved the dcprived,_ and the

he replied "Oh no I've merely found OUt . of. purity,• and the loss' of peace." We .,_. a rock. '. 'We build our eternal hope, depraved, and the deceitful. He loved

a tho_'aan_cl ways how not to do things.'. 'nt;e redeemed, reconciled,, and re- our eternoa habitation, our eternal the blind, "and the bound, andthe

That was gain[ We are finding but a stored to likeness, happiness on Christ; To dig deep ' bereaved. " " "

thousand ways how life will not work. 2. The Lost Libert_l..Man wa_ means to i-emove everything between. 2. The Children' Lend, "And.lend, hop-

Hate won't work.. Force won't work. Sol- of his rights, andhis " " :us "and Jesus; It _ndens • to• rest on thd . ins _ouls,_nd-inservice, fdr .ridthing." We _nd must" in invest sacrifishn_sWon't

lusionment we

work.

bre being

Out

compdled

.ofsheer

to

disiltry

'bound,

hisrewards.

..and banished.

H

*_ 3.

Rock

The Folly

of Ages.

o_ the Builder,

"He

built

lice.Wc investtime,.andtalant_ and

God's way: Chr_t;" If intelligcut, choice company of God, and the comfort of his house upon the earth." He built our. treasuce. .We. have •'received • a

_won't lead us in him, then "sorrow may God, and the confidence of God. He on the surface, and not on the Say- grit of fullness, and we must go loathyet

toss us to.his breast"---the only after-'. : became a culprit, and a four. He was shoalbw.having no se- fully and give freely Lend your

native to the chaos of the world. . cursed earth, gorily against the storm to .come, . mind and ybur min_xy .arid your

Suppose we should suddculy wake up to 3. Thd He retreated life ". • The wise builds'x: had depth, the fool- messages." Sow them in' toll.and in .

that' fact and" begin to realize, it' on a ish hod deception. The wise could tears and reap them in triumpn.

" - " (387) 57

,58 (398) " " The lh'eachar's Mogcain_ November-December. 1945 . -


_! " . . . .• • : • , - "'. . . . "

: 3_ The Children Lead. "Can the hltod things are become, neW.. And all an the cross. For us He' was .despised, Chl'istlnas Scrnlon _/lenles

, _' lead the blind?". But the seeing can things ar e of Go d. " New desires, new. and defamed, and deserted. He was

lead the stoner. We can influence disposition, and new destiny. The_ - the Lamb, and the Lord, and the -"Getting Ready for Christmas," by Dr.

men and" invlta men," and implore passing of the old ways, .the 61d . Liberator of men " Howard 1_: Jamicsen.

,

ii men. _We can point'them to Christ Wants, and old works. Nev_ hchit_, The Purch_e of Sduis--.We .were "God Manifest in the Flesh', by Dr. ,

and preach them to Christ, and pray and new. happiness, new Helper.-Fcom 2.' bought-with blood; ' we are worth C.K.'McGeorge. ._, . • '

• them to Him. We reveal thg way, the old man to. the new man, and more than a world He recovers the "Christ' .the Brancb, by Dr. Ralph T.

tj and llm Word, and the work_" There from darkness to light, from _aten _ _" " soul; and restores the sol,l, and ,re- "McLaughlto,

is a way of pardoh_ andpeace, and to the Saviour... generates the SOUL" "/SCssorL_'to' Look for Thls Christmas,"

purity. There is the wordof prom- 3. The Constraint al Christ----"The llve

' lse_ and' of power and of •privilege of Christ. constraineth me (Ver. t4). 3. T m Promise el the Spirib--"The•'Holy .by Dr. James K. LeRch. ,

• there is-tl_e work of the' cross, the Constrained 'to live, and labor, and Ghost which is.in you, which ye have "Christmas Expectations" and' A Christwork

of elesusing and the. Worl_ of look fo_"Him. We have, conflddnce'_' _ of God:' .We ha_:e the r_ldent:Spirlt, mas in 'India," by Dr. W. ,,D' Mercer.

the Comforter. • We lead. soinis'and ln..FIis love, and are cofisoi_us of His and the reinforcing Spirit, .and the "A Song from Heaven,• by Dr. S. L.-

sinners to the truth._T. M. A_v_so_. love; and ore companions in His.love. - revealing Spirit.. He /Lbtdes, and as- Louder/. • • • : " "

_¢_c¢_¢c¢o))_)_)_, TIT. Pr.Rs_avse

"

nY R_w,um--We

.

must all

..sures/and achieves, through us, "When- the Angels Had Gone "AWay--

appear • before the judgment scant'of H. THE Pohrrv---"Ye are washed, ye are Wmt Happened Then?" by D_'. Francis

Lesson Reading: Christ; that every one may receive the : -sm_cllRed_ ye are justified in the Name Hall.

I'Coridthians 6:9-20 . " _ 1.

things

The

done'in

Appearing

his

in

body""

Jud4/menb---N_:ex-

(Var. 1O),. . .el the.Lo_-d_esus, and by the Spirlt of

Stewart.

'_l'he Living :Word," by Dr. A; IC .

. God" (Var. II). . '

Try:r--Knowing therelore .the terror o_ espllo_ are' made; we must:all'ha • 1, .T_e Change--"But such were some !'Dcpnrttog -frOm _Bethlehem" (Matt.

the Lord, we pprsuade men. (II Corin- there to render account, Both good. • of you. ' See.the list of sins, " thatpre-• 2.2), %, by Rev.W Seo_tMcMunn. '" Dr '

• thians 5:11). :and bad, saved • and sinful, rlgl_toous " ' cede this. .From such sins Christ" On the Road to. Bethlehem . by .

" .' Im'nooucrmN and rebels.' To appear means to be " "Ires delivered them, and changed the Jolmsten Calhoun,. ' : . '- , "

• The. pi'eacher is moved by the fear of revealed in the true.light before the': : . course of their conduct: Saved from ' LetUs Now Go Even unto Bethlehem

God savedand by judgment grace. He tois persuede never indifferent men to be to 2. Lord: The Accepted by J:udgc--'!Be . accepted _. " " flsino_.and from sinning, and to salva- . (Luke 2:15),,This Christmas"bY Rev. Eugcneand "WhenE'Allert.Peace' :

thd sinners lest.'about him. He labors, of Him" (Vor. 9). Shall Hd reactive 2..The Cieamdng-_-"But ye are wasbed, Co_es,',' by Dr. V_cent D. Becket t:

that. whether present or oh'sent from the us, and reward .u_, end reJeice Over but' ve are _n_ifled" Washed _rom ' God 8 Holy Hottr, ny ur, 1_.w. "_nomp-

Lord, he may •be accepted of Him; mid us? He will pass us, and prate _, the "deeds of sh_, and sanctified san. " "

rewarded as ,faithful in• the day of the and present us .in glory. .-. through the San and Spirit and_ "The Hymn of Zacha/'isS" (Luke 1:6"/-

• ". Lord. 3. The Au_ardtng o_ Justtce-."Aeco_l- • _livered from the'dwelltog sin, . . g0),'by

"Mary's

Rev.

Christmas

Looter C. Tr/ylor.

Carol--The

,

Meg-

Om'L_S - ing to that.he hath done, wether,it be clear, togis beth•the birth and bop- nificat" (Luke 1:46-55), hy _Dr. James

L PI_tSU_DES TO RECONC1LIATION-.-_r_eye "good or bad.".: Justice meted, out. .tiara of, the'Spirit..

" or pl_ast_re from a.just God. Our - .i

_. " 1..The Jesus.Christ". made 21),. Way a sin-offertog oI was(Ver'.lS)_ Receuctitatten.--"God made forourus.. Jesus sacrifice (Ver. was deeds, God, Life is and our oppo_:tunity; the desires, gospel, and it and isour ohodlene_ _ dealsions. the good it " :'. !" _ !

and m_bstltute, and our salvatiofi, can overcome; it can offer, and it

2. The World' Recanctled---"God Was in- can obsecve._T. M. A_v_o_[_ ..

Christ, 'reconciling the _;orld. unto ..

_¢_¢t¢¢_¢_)_)))))))_ - " gseco_ "' "'-:' - . , Rev. Paul S. Montgomery. ¢,

hlmself'! (Vet; 19). All men can be Lessolt Readln_F: .:" IIL T_E pusPos_--"Thorefore glorify .G.oa • "Is the Inn Too Crowd_t? . (Luke 2:7) .

3, The Word "of Reebnciftetten_--"And Corinthians 6120);

hath cemniitt0d unt_'u_ the word of . I_oDbqrxe._ - i

reconciliation." • "We are ambassadors Ou_ study reveals so_ne sublime truth

for Christ" (Ver. 20). We must plead, that should be disclosed to all 'men. We

andplty, and p_:evall with_men in are told that oui" bo_es are members, of . ':

preaching. Inspire hope, invite-them: the body 'of Christ, apd that every eln that

to Him, and implore them to seek a nmn does is Without the body except'., _ . _ _

the Savinur. one. This terrlhle: sin' dl_onot_ Christ • "

H. P]msu._ To R_sm'so'_sNass--"rhat We and defeats dnd destroys the a0ul; the.

might be made. the righteousness of price paid for our redemption is too great' " and holy purpose, of" so all by Dr:.:James A/Pollock; ." " " "

God in him '-(Ver. 21). . - • lot us to sell. our souls so cheaply, : ' _. are to glorify Him in .works_ifvandi_in s ' "Behold the Sun" (Luke 1:78, "/9),-by

L The Cresllo_ in Ch_Isi--'!If any man '" Otrri_ . _ • . ] ,_ _ word,.' and in 'worship.. Glo fy • l_ev. Henry.H. Ford. ' ' ..' _ . .

be in 'Christ, hc is a hew creature" I..T]n_ Posa_sslos:--"Andye ar_ not your _t ! Son,'and His Spirit, and the Supreme "The Call to Christmas," by Dr. Danlel

(Ver, 17)." His power produces this " own. Far ye are bought With a price !_ " " Go_ of all. G]ori_ Him in apirlt, and C. Campbeif.--The United Preshytarlan. .

new creature. The efficacy is in ' •(Ver. 19). - " servles_, hnd. in saerifleea. Gloruy " • . . .

Him; the exterit is to "anyman;" and .L The Price of Su[[ertng--It required ._ His Grace and His.Goodness, and His . a¢¢@)))_. .

the experlence is _ cdmpl_in change: . the dealh of the Son of God to re- • Godhead, Glorify His Name and HIS

2. The Cleansingin Chrlst-_-"Old things deem us from sin.-HIS passion,snd Nature by precept,•andby patlence_ Souls,like.'eteel, lose'their u.sef_ness

'are passed away; and behold all pain_and prayerminglod_dth'blood " and pralse_-_T_ M.'A_ezmsOs, When theylose theirtempar.---S_r.c'n_.

. . . • . . • , • -. . • . .

68 (390) : : • " Tho Preache_"s Maga_e November.December, 1845 • .,, • (39_), 59

@. . i i


? MISSIONARY DEPARTMENT . . . .: ' d" had plnnneU-an ambush. Suddenly," as .the _|u[f M_ttiomlr-_., ate Made Of

."hq ascended a hUiside, Scott _ound.. him- Wh_n the misstohar ex lorer _'red

_._ " " ' , . . . . " " .. self surrounded by saCage men, armed '_._t. ,.._^_ ..._1. t.isYbla_ la_ls ,-_

ii lvorll Coast "Kltlfe Man" " • "He was lying upon the bed,-every " wlm. . •....... spears . wucn , were - , . leev .. 1" ea..... at his ......................

v ass" mR "' mroug., h a" clump - m•----- gruas, a " great • .

i_ . _ '. ' . '. '_ .. . : ,joint in" Ills "body was immovable, unable : noart ": .,_,ny.......... moment mlgut De nts las_, lion sprang - - out toward the last lad in the

, .z_ tlangerous muraerer on,me_ xvo.ry to turn in any direction • HIS jaw Was bat the m_guiy power ox t;urast was nts i_._ r,_*,,*h,. Arnnt ]_nnpd Lh_[w_on

_,• . . t.oas_,,, e.ar_ca, ....was Known as me _,nue looked, so that ..... it ..... _........ sit_,_4 th_....... --.._.--_t •" _ P strongho d in that hour. . of,,Jais need; 'Had, ' _'h'_'..emnn_-_""_._overcd'-_i_-bo--_v=th--e y z l_i_"o--"_ wn

_l Man. But one day Va!ent'm! one of the of his front teeth to Insert the spout.of. He not sent him saying,. Lo, I am wltlL. _.6a,,' The.,nat yes fled, nnd the lion •

3 " Oum_ Christians brougut this fehow to hisfeedina cu_ rti_ ,,_h_1_ h_a,, _,.... :4 you"? " " . f, ... _' . . :. _ppgrenfly confused at' _o much move"

_ . " the mLssionary ma_. intxodueed.hina: . _ stiff as a _og _i w'oo'd,:'b"ut_his-'naln'd%as At the prohnpting ot me no!y _psrlt no ' ,_,,r ,,,,_d _nd l_ft without' do_-_ any

_ .. " TbLs is the IG'aife Man, and he has "full of vigor and his heart was full of the _ .unslung. his violin _qm his she der, harm. The chief of the tribe, uponhear-

• come to give his heart Io Jesus P grace of sere ce " ' " " 0 tuezea st unaer ms emn, one hogan m . in,, of- this Ine den * said 'rd -o any.

I_.. . _ . " ,, • '_ ' .V: cplay a hymn, singing to it sam6 words he w_ere i-ith a wh te_man _vfi6 _flar°owsi_"

_ Neae opened his mouth and_spoko for For.twenty-aline years he has.labs- 1

himself" - " ' . . thus, fed only on liqu d foods . For r _ had translated int0-thelr language... - own _y' between a lion and a black •

i . . "I've sinned a. lot; I've killed fblk.' I" twenty-two years he has been hlind. /s it | .,.," _ . ...... " _, *.. • • lad of no account" Such is .the spirit of "

_,_,• .wantto be changed, like these two here": possible .that such an -one' as he coul d | _aas And ann did mu my m_, oovregu o,awour ue? _.meeac . . .. .' "Africa's' miss|onartes " ' (and the a" missionaries

d wn " "

_ referring to ".Valnntin arid Gabriel,- two _ do anym_.ngto heap arbors?,., ... • t _....... "_ " _ In other lands). They I y _ ,their

¢_ - of the .faithtul baptized Christians. "I IASten oevenseen o.Lma cnnaren are l woma He. aevgte that _crea none lives' for. !'black lads of..no account" find

_! • . want -to Pra Y' " "he eofitinued t ".all d hur_ • giJpported . . by his . cfinrtg in India; ten' in For suqh aworm as I? - . . couiat It • a JOY Codo so_l_tsstqeary

] all mv fetishes," - . ' China a blind Bible waman-in.Korea; a ! ' ' "' ' ' " Monthly. " . '

_! " : ""Ve'r_ well" said the.missionary "W_ blind boy in the Sudan; a blind hay. in ' [ The _men stood spellbound as he.con- . , • ' " . .

_ • _ • _ . -_ _ " " Unued:', " " • . . " - " . "- (¢((@)))) " • ..

, . will go to the church at once." - F,li_"a blind woman !n Jails..Three hun- ]

_i " On the- way,_ the men was asked if he urea pounos a yen r.tsrecesvea.m ar.zwer: I ; _L " ' " " ' . " : " ' ' .'Dan Crawford the eccentric but sttrring

_._ knd,,,_ .on.,thin==_, at all al._utw -._hg Gospel. 'to prayer, vy th0t. faltnsm, sightless silent, " . Was it for crimes thatI have done • missionary of Africa, in his book, "Thlnk_ '

_:_ He replied that he had attended some of pWalyzed disciple _,n that httle chut-in I " He groaned ape n the ._ne_? i': " ' ing B ae1_,", relates the follgwing: "An

_ the Sunday morning services, "hut lind' room in Melbourne. --Selected. " ' I_ Amazing pltyl, Grace un own " . astonishing thing is that these converted

'! " thought that the "Good News" could never ' • ". ". '_¢


+ ' I r '":

• " than'everbefore but Introduclngsystem with His provldantiaicare our wants, A'I_X#"_,'N:I'#": _ ql_T...]rI:_. "N.TI:2XWT_/"It('_'_ " -

} . Into out,giving has compelled us to intro- - throwing about usthe arms of HIS love L-_£V£k.JJ.N_ _JLJUJU2_ J.NX_ YV x.l,,.,_.*_.._ .., . • • * .*

:,i " duce system Into all our financial affairs, and care, holding up h'ofore us In: our . " . . " " , .... .

_,_ " and we are actually living better on the last hours our eternal hope. But if the' , " " .. - . .' . ' . .

'_J. nIne-tenths' than we were on the ion; consciousness of God's •sustaining presence • " n_ _ev. 1). H. Lunn "

"_ tenths, and that in spite of the fact that were suddenly to be blotted out of our ' . . • _ " "' • . , ._ "

t!_ we are one more than.when I signed the thinking we would know. ns the lost child#. . _ . '. • " " ' ._ • "'/ ...... titu'-'s

'_" .pindgc'--Geo_azQ FFa_ in Arkansas •.did wl/atit means to thirst,for Him.-_ _M_c_eY's ILLUS_^'/mtrs thing ,bet_r m.an-ttseIL..-_ne _ .._

. ' ' , _ - • - " " r " " new Baouooo_¢ recognizingtinsinch 9as

Metlvodlst..., .. Selcc_ed. , . - . By^,._..._. teen,Clarence E. Macartney (Ablngdou-. as!i_s .."}__I,_ -..,"Eve_ .-_ citizena . steward of

_d • . ' " • " • , " For a New Begmnsng _ t _for .thLd book MacarIney s sermonS ar_ the' enemies of noble • living are .born. of

'_ . Singing in fhe R_tns " -_- _' .......... , .... characterized hy evangelistic force end selfishness and greed He shows how"

|_ " ........ " _mnop _ommg-mru vtstea a nosp_a_ ' .......... The best of his ..... ' - " -- Illhal '

_.i " _ • - - " _ -_ In Su_-,_,,_,_,],m,4.;,A,_t,_A+_ -'-,.^r . perunent llluslratlons. : . - • systematicana mtomgen_ glvmg w . p .

_l ". _• ixouc_ ooe_¢ the stc_e. ;; .ana. sat upon ,,;,_n_,'\_,;h_,;_;/"_,' _h_,_;_?t,,_,,,,_. _._ - iliustraflops, 1,500 of them, have • been .. to solve many of the basic problen_, o_"

_| : it (Matt 28.2). A .Y9ung .Lona.oncr now _',:_:'"_0"_%'_'_'=_ ,,'_:'._: • i • ' prlntefl m this volume. They .are c.lass_.-: the world today. He reminds us thato m"

_tl " . .in the. R.A.F. told. m my hearing, of an ;--;-_.... y,---------;-;-_.-.t:_;.-_,, v_. , fled by subject 421 pageS..We give It government recognizes that "Philan_

_ . experience that was his in the .days of noan ana ko.t;ntr,,pa.rts, m .nor oooy. oamy . top place In this' month's t-ecbmmenda-; . threpy is the highest form of patriotism"

i_ the terrible bombing of London One . cut. _ne sam, _vdnisler, _ ve; lost e?ery- lions " ," ." hv the exemption of fifteen per-,ccnt of

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" . arriving that .it was o bombed-ruin The from under her pillow, she pulhda faded . I • There s hardly, a •preacher in .the land ' slbilities that lie before,_, In this ._eld.

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- • hooks, and standing In the midst of that' sn_,_am _o - ,, "= ..... " -;'. '. • • I ers ana lessors,' ,,_r. T_ett preaches throbs with life, life _tored. in ,material .

_" - scene of'destruction'those Christian be- .._rne mole: is _e hoax w]m watch every.' [ with strong convlcuon, anu eIlecuve P- form, seeking release that It may grapple . I

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a •_ • _ _ .r _ • . • th and n e failedto.insst upon IL '_ .Thoseofyou who are InterestedIn blog - _" ._ _-_.... _v._._,,k.la_hm_ gl_O_

• • The story is.told of one of her ministers i_ phy w II. enjoy this book. Incldsntaily I ..... __ =. ¢^.,.._.. _.a ..... dent of

_, ...... . ._ , , - _ of State who arrived at Windsor Castle ]i_ you havent developed a real liking ,w --

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he could endure, and through Him, he . ; _,'_lt'_,_g_,_'_'_f,'.,",_,'_ +h"_H"_,='.¢-_,^',;'_: I*"n,, n.,,.;_. "Clark M D: ._Evan_el pub- ways stood tmcompromlsmg.lY._or m e..olu .

'more than conqueror."--From The 8an- _r_.._.;_._,;._f,r_.:L,,_:_,_._=;::_ _. _,:=_.: . _ _e_._th3. _ ,.. . • , o ' faith and the authority o_ _ou;,s .worn:

, . , . . , . . . att,, dance tomorrow, morning . • - Tins.Ls of Course .a .reprint oz an. y _..._+Mb- _u_._:"__.,""h .dmonl_ tion friendly_ .

• ..,..,.,, Tomorrow Is the Sabbath ,my lord , , • ml hess class c winch has been qut of -.,._,;_ _nrl hnmo_nun nhilosan_v '

' True, Your Majesty, but.the business printfor years. It.has been somew,ha .-

One day we met a. little bey who was of the State will not ,acindt of .d_lay." • abridged with its essential message unnn- . . , - -- '.

losL' He had'started out hand In hand . The next mo/ning the Q_een and,the, haired; The price Is a bit high.ei, en for. " ,- . . . " :'. . ."

with his.f_ither. They had mingled with court went to church and lister_ed to" a - _ book of 216 pages, .neve.r,,_eless we'un- ' GOD'S,WOND_ WolR_ . '

• the crowd hut the lad had let go of, that sc,rmon on "The Christian Sabbeth;-Iis _, # hesitatingly give • it '_must' rating,_-You B,_ Bernice Brvafit, • (Christian Board

" sustaininghfindand,had ,wandered awal_ Dutiesand Obllgatlons'the Queen hhving".' _ can'taffordto be without it " " _.-_Vublication"St' Louis"$125) ."

. for a moment or tWO, and now'he could , sent the clergyman the textfrom .whlc_1: .,'", '': - • ", .' "... -__'.'." ..,." .'...,"• __',• J_v^ti_.o_l

. not tInd hLs father. His grief and .despair h_ preadied. Not a word was safd about' .. , , ; _ ' ....... :.._ . .'l'n_., m a :hoax ;o_^ o_one_n_d_f_)r

werehasrt-rend/n_ Like.most little.boys the State .an_rs _durin_' tbo'da,, but in ,AA_O_t, _rZWAaDSHIP nss_-_u'_ na_u- memm_Ons m sm_ ._,.,, _----o--:---_

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dld not.know.how much ha needed him thesepapers,'_ . .. _ " ganizations,now has itsown: Research such as would up,peal naturallyto chliuntil

he lost him... ' , ,. . "I cou_ld not'think of intrdding upon Department. It,is the National'Steward-' dren. The authors gift for,thinking with

,'In the someway we are unconsdous of •Your Majesty at so early an bout','" re- '" ship i_titute and_is a laboratorY of ,l!fe_ ,chtlch'.en'a_:a v{_le.aW_emake_olotkSur_

bfir "thirst for God. We. bay0 always had plied the ,minister: "nine o'clock will 'Be .'. Money _ life Inconcon_ati_d zorm;,wmcn ma_, _.,_-,, _j_, 2_^t. Tl_e_m_di_a_oas

Him. We know He • is here supplying quite soon' enough."--The Holines/Era.' • is .of yaiue only when it secures some- rasa _ ag_-u_ ,n_ -s ....... t_u:"_)_5 "

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• clay boy, who" diseovers God at work In nuni .prceontetioh and are now gathering /? , ." • . . __ " . ,

many unexpcded places. A prayer: and material for next year's series. Repre- '_ .' _ _ .

' Bible" .verse to remember accompanies seating the Church of the Nazarene in the . .. _, . _ -- •--: -_-_ ._ I • " -

• each meditation The Bi])le versb for the 1946 series will be General Supcrintend_ '._ 'lm_*'_ " _,E_._,'_-_li_]_ _ _"

first" meditations seems to be the ke_, to ant, Dr. J. B, Chapman. and Dr. Russell _, ] # _ _"_, __l_liH _ :

,. -' all that •follow, "Thou art great, and V. DcLong. ' • , _ ._,. . _,,irllT|[_l __:_:ll_H, _ _

• ,_ doest,_wondxous ^things: thou ,art. God In tlds first Series of:eight books ar_ _ . _',o%IfluHr_IAHII . lIKq_[:[_ll l_f_i _,

mon_ .t_sa_ms 8.6:10): ".tms eeoc. may foul)d sermons wi_ a wide spread of , _ .... [_Li*llll_]_lLll_r_,_.:"-[ ............... _'_ ..;: '

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• crease., • ' , .-. , . " ideas of scripture,interpretation. In Vol-_ ]& _0_'1 _ -- -_ ; • ._; ;_

I _'_n _W_,i_.-_'_,_ve_m-_v' Church Faces Th s Year of Crisis is au- ] l'_ :":l _l[_[_,_ [_,_r_:

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I " In. _ biography the writer presents the'Disconcerting Facts,". In Chapter V ' " /_"_ [_l_J:[,_._$ ', .[_:_

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