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Revival Essentials: Prayer .AND People
Sanme] Young
• V. I! Lewis
G_o,._JCoum:r
Edward Lawlor
By Hugh
Eu_,nu, L. Stowe
Orville W,'Jenki'ns'"
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Chu.ch el HwNazalenu
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• Re'deal. Essentia'l?;: - Pra}.,er'AND
People, thigh +C. Bt, l_eer
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Fishing Season, Edilm:ial
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Does Anyone Else Feel Th's Way Ab(mt 117 Edit,.'i_JI
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Famous British P,reachers on Holiness tIII), It. K. Hedu'ell. .....
How lo Have a Magnificct:tt "Failure"'
in Yon/' Church Revival.
William
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But praljer alone is not_ e)tough! I have encountered,
situations
where a rdatively
small gi'otip engaged most earnestly
in+l:irayer for
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winning with little, effectiveness.
Why? Because of
the lack of PEOPLE.
Certainly
those of that small, intensely earnest
group Were strengthened
spil:itually
but there was no broad outreach
simply because the attendance
at most of the.services :was small.
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It is my observation
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of revival
For Me tb Live Is Christ: James F._BMh, w ..........
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Further
Insights frotil lhty Expositors Ab_ml "The Old Man" (IV),
Ross E. Price ...................
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The Significance of the Miracles of Jesus. Thomas L, Core_t ........
Gleanings
from the Greek, Ralph Earle . .................
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Rhapsody in G, T. Crichlo,
Mitchell
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Introducing
tim Church
{Ideas), Carlos Sp, t'ks ..................
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in t'elative
not more
failure
because
liy consistent
buton
week-.
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half
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convicting
spiritual
awakening.
Spasmodic
attendance
vitiates
the
power of rite Holy; Spirit and constitutes
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element in revival., possibilities.
to,means
of
Let every pastor ar/d evangelist " give serious,thought
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securing
that which contributed
so greatly
to the effedtiveness
of
eariiml revivals_the
c0nsisLent att'efldance of our people. This is their .
Christian duty, their responsibility,
as well as their privilege•
We must have prayer--more
prayer--earnest,
burdened, ,prevailtag prayen
But let'us also.do whatever'it
.takes to have PEOPLE.
Only thus can our prpyers have muc h genuine relevance
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proje,_ts
that a very high percentage
Only as we 'find the' means of securmg
the attendancb
df. all
"able-bodied
members at every >service can we hope for any deep and"
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pp.,17-32
* Queen
of the Parsonage, p: 33 • hi:the Stffdy, p. 35 * Doctrinal Studies.
p. 37 • Gleanings
from the Grcek_ p 39 • Timely Outlines. p. ;411
• "Hynm of the Month, p. -13 • Ideas That Work. ii. 43 • Bulletin
•Barrel, p. 4,t • Here and There A/aim g Books. 4t1 • Calendar
Digest, p. 48 * Pleachel
s Exchange.
p, ,18 • Annmg Ourselves.
inside hack covet'.
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years
and evangelistic
nights tile number
Sunday :attendance,
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over many
." odr o_n Nazarene people, do not support sloth events
attendance:"
On Sundays the church m_iy be well-filled,
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If You Can'| Add--Don't
Subtract.
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A Big,God Makes Problems Small. Job. C. Fob:.. ..............
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The Eva}agelis! Who If•(1 a Friend. J . (..• Wall(
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My Heritage, Doulla CItlrE Goodrich
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Prayer is essential.to
revival, Thereshould
be no question at this
point. Doubtless many revival efforts are limited Or frustrated.because
of the lack of "effectual. fervent prayer+"
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Harvey PraeOcal
J. S. Bta,c)j
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O_p_[_akilag
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Members
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_l_ecbanic._
of th e Mmistt_ (Propaganda
Tefh_uques),
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th_em. sit with them. help.them
through at the filtar, with big, hot,
slfining tears; then stick right with them, lake them back home, n_rture them, put thornir_ a membership
class, and before the autumn
leaves turn crimson _ind gold havethem
all in church membership!
Here's oue editor that knows exactly what .would happen.
We
would more than surpass the •vision" of our secretary
of evangelism.
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Dr. John ofL. 5.500
Kniglat,
during
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churchtlaatfnembers
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get their
they can
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Of
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and August
call us to the outdoors.. A lot of pi'eachers will
tackle, out this month, arid dream 'of the magic:houP
when
slip off. tothe
ri,ppling streanl or plae[d'lake
or pounding
these there' are two kinds.of
fishermen.
Some will simply
.go fishing; otlrerswill
To_ the.so m._ho
go tocatch fish_
first group it is tim fislfing-that
courffs.
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is thea dangling
outdoors, pole,
the silence
alon'eness,
the chance
tasit.
with
andwatchand the
fleecy clouds
skip lamblike across the' sky. ,If a lisadecides
to bite. this is a bonus, BUt a
ful! creel is not indispensahle
to their enjoyment,
The other class• on the contrary,
can't get too excited about the
idea of mere fishing. They are after fish, and without fish they cannot be happy, This writcir's "father was.st_ch a' fisherman.
The Pherisees who would ten, pass sea ar/d land 'to make: one proselyte
had
n611fing onhim..
IIe wbhld compass sea and hutd t0 catch' one fish:
.Once I tried to follow [aim ovm' jagged, slippery
rocks and through
"tanglod-slashings
along a wild mountain stream.
I was soon worn out.
but it seeme'd tlmt every trout he thrust triuniphanfly
into his has.kct gave him a burst of n_w energy, and on up the stream he raced."
But Im Went after souls that way too- Asa pastor he was never
content to enjoy a quiet, cgmfortable
pastoral
relationship
as shepherd and sheep. As an evangelist
he couldn't go out just to "h01d a
meeting_!'
was ,'ifter
and "generally
.Without
them'he wasHea very
restless souls,
and frustrated
nmn. he go!. them.
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Coflld it'be that some of us. as preachei's,
btisiness of fishing for; men l_l_e the first group,
second'?
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summer
we attention
might "garner
lay
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" As
occasional
guest preaclmr
or evangelist,
lind myself
no.N'
and
thenan the
bap[)y recipient
of a check.
I am not I about
to registoi"
a comphfint over thi_t, 'I am always gi'ateful
(and seem norm: without
places to put it) n9 matter. What ils size. Normally _ I,.quickly slip. it
into my Bible el' pocket without looking at it,
Rather
furtively, .in fact. For very frequently
the.' pastor
or
treasurer
will wait flntil I am stirl:oundod by chm'ch members
and
visitors atthe
door, then in tim grand manner thrust the check into
my liand. "Here's something
for your sexy'cos,
the_ _i)ill announce
distinctly.
Mayhe they .are trying to'make
sure that tim .folk know
they are not forgetting
their-duty
to the preacher.
More likely the_¢
have no motive at all except to catch up with.the guest speaker before
he.escapes out the door.
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of motive, at" least tiffs preachm" is embarrassed•
To observers who arc not initiated in such matters, the "payoff" might
look like the settling of a business contract.
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go about this holy
instead of like the
2kncl are we not sometimes mistaken
about _hat is the bestfishing season?
Summer!--our
boys' and girls' camps, vacation
Bible
scllools, youth institutes_ camp meetings;
these are not just babbling,
aimless creeks, but deep. pools.and
whole lakes of opportunity
litorally teeming
wfth fish. Do. we .plunge into these waters
with a
glint in our eyes and "a quickened pulse, with determination,
to go
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moment of anticlimax
(maybe after a great altm:'Se_vic_).secretly
felt "let down."
Tlie proaclier seemed to be so sph.itual_ sd earnest,
in his search for.souls--but•maybe,
after all: this was what h'e was
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Clearly,
this way of.paying
a prcach_r'is
crude,
to. sav.tlm
least.
And it is misleading..
True, the Bible .says that tliose wire' minister
" in spiritual thini_s should be ministered
to in earthly th!ngs. But not
as a commercialized4ransaction.
The truth is that in most cases no
agreemeiit
was entere'd in.to at all. The preacher
was invited to fill
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for a few fish in the falVand
spring, then laze: through" the most promising
fishing .season o1[ all?
back What
to ourwould
churches
with in
trophies
of grace?
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the year
Of our Lord . 1970. . this. summer.
if every Nazarene pastor would get excited about the.fishing.prospects,
and would scheme and plan and manage to have people, young and
old, from his churchi-m
every single summer, event; would pray for
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tiffs happens)
he'gets nothing.
Genre:ally he is remunerated.
But to
avoid embarrassment
and a false image, the clmck should be glyen
privately.
slmuld henotcame.
be the
subject.of (yes,
an
tim pulpit--forFurtheaTnore,
one. service theor amount
a Week'atid
Sometimes
emergency
hoard meeting aftel' the last service.
And it should-be
presented.in
"a sealed envelope.
The evangelist
Should he paid,'hut
not in such a way as to make him feel-:o/" 16ok--like either a hii'eting
or a l{eavenly
May, 1970
porter
who is getting
his tip.
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Murray. McCheyne
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was,
.1.1 one of the outstanding-Scottish
pt'eachers
of. the .early
nineteenth
century.
He was much used of God
during
the revival that swept Scotland and Irehmd in the early part of
that" century.
His name became
a
household
woi:d for saintliness
of
character.
He was brilliant in in/el/
lect, and it is said that he taught
himself the Greek alphabet't:oi'
recreation at the age of four. I_e" later
became an accomplished
Hebrew and
Greek
scholar.
Among
his. closest
friends
were
the two well-known
brothers,
Andrew
ahd Horatius
Benar, and it Was'Andrew
Bonar who
wrote the hiograpfiy
of McCheyne.
McCheyne
did not enjdy
good
health, and, was only 30 years of'age
when he died. Yet in the few yem's
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life,
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preaching
went far beyond bis theology• He was
a holy man in. every respect,
and
"hts p,'issionate
prayers
reveal
his
ardent,
pursuit
of holiness.
In a
chlirge to a young man being ordained
into the ministry
he said, "I believe,
brodmr,
that
you are bm'n from.
above, therefore I have confidence
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God touching you, that you will he
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kept from evil. But oh/study
universal holiness Of life! Your whole use= -.
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fulness
depimds on this,'. Your sermon
on Sabbath lasts'but
an hotir or two,.
your
life preaches "all
the week
Remember,
ministers
are standard
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bearers,.
Satan aims his .fiery darts
at them. -If he. can. only make you ,7' - " ' "
Covetous
minister,
or a lover
of
pleasure,
or a lover of praise, or a
lover of good .eating,
then lie has
allotted to himhe
accomplislmd
much
ruined
your ministry,
fro'ever.
Ah!
more than many who live to. be 90.
- (says Satan) let him preach.on
f fty
His life was deeply influenced
by
years, he will never do me any harm.
the saintly David Brainerd. and.there
Dear Brother,
cast yourself
at the
is.' much' in common
in their spirit
feet' of-Christ,
.implore His Spiritto
and outlook.
A London minister "de- ' make you a holy man. Take heedto
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scribed McCheyne
as "altogether
one
thyself aficlthedoctrlne."
_of the loveliest
specithens
of the
In a pastoral
letter
to his flock
Spirit's workmanship•"
Another:saicl
.he challenged, "Wlmt fruitis there in
""To know him was the best,interyou of crying after holiness?
Is this
pretation of any te_:t."
the one lhing you clo? Do you spend
While he held tenaciously
to the your life in cries for deliverance
fi.om
Calvinistic view that we can never be
this body of sin and death? Ah, I fear
free from inbred gin in ttfis life,.his
there is little of this• The most of
God's people are contented
to be .
e¢flly*Nazareneon
furlough.mlsst°nary
Swaziland. Africa:,pres- saved from. hell that is without. They
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selvesclean
away. to God? Arg you
. willing that your will should be lost
in His great will?"
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"In a powerfu]
sermon
on "What
Have I to Do with idols?"
(Has 14: "
8), he reaches
the climax in tliese
burning words: "Dem'ly beloved and
much longed for: my heart's
desire
for you, isto see you a Italy people•
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longpr my ministry
may
be continued
among you, God only
knows: but if God Will give me health
and grace among you, I here willingly
devote my all to Him. No moment,
no" pleasul:e, no ease. no wealth do I.wish for myself. I feel He has bought
me and I am His property.
Oh come.
give yourselves
to the Lord with meI
Bind :}ourselves to the:horns of God's
altm _. Time past is enough' to-have
been the devil's, the World's. our own.
Now let tiS be Christ's'alone,
_Areyou
"willing?
Lord, bear witness, seal it
in heaven,
w/'ite it in Thy -Book!
Bear witness, angels, de_'ils, sc_Jwling
woHd; bear witness, sun and
beai" witness, stones and timber;
witness. Lamb of God. We'arc
now and forever.
Whal have
do any more with idols?"
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to .Rev. W, C.
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holiness, constant nearhell within. •What: fruit is there of
ness toGod bythe blood of the Lamb!
actual likeness to God in you?
Do
Bask in His.beams,
lie back in His
you love to be much" with God, to arms of love, be filled with Hi t Spirit:
climb up near to God, _to love, to
or'all success in the ministry will only
plead, to lofig_ to Wt:estle and stretch
be your everlasting
confusion."
after Him? Are you weaned from the
'To George
Shaw of Belfast
he
wm'ld, from !ts praise, from its hatred,
wrote: "Let _,our soul be filled with
from its scorn?
Do you give y.oura heart-ravishing
sense'of the sweet-
Burns
discussing the revival tires then burnlug in Scotland. he dechh'ed tlmt'his
- prayer
was :that the revival
should
be deep and pure, widespread
and
peymanent.
Tben he followed
tiffs
up with these words:
"I.am
also
deepened in m_ conviction, that it we
are to be inMruments
in such a work,
we must 'be purified
fron3 all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, Oh, cry
May, 1970
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moon;
bear
Thine
weto
riess and excellency
of Christ and.all
that is in Him. Let the Holy-Spirit
fill every chamber of.your heart; and.
so there will be. no room for folly, or
tile world, oi'the flest{,orSatan."
" Again m writing t_ the.mqmbers
of a prayer group he inquirpd;
"Do
.you: hear fruit?
Without holy fruit
all evidmwes ar_e vain. Dear frie_/ds.
you have awakeuings,
enligbtenings,
experiences,
a full heart of prayer-butif you lack holiness yeu willnever
see the Loi'd, Do not'be content With
bearing
thirtyfold
or six tyfold, pray
to besanctified
wholly: Pray that the
whole lumpmay
be leavened.
Pray
that. day or night, in company
or
_alone, Sabbath
and weekday',
you
may adorn the. doctrine
of God our
Saviour in allthings."
In another sea!'ching sermon on the.
breaking
of'. the alabaster
box ,and
anointing of Jesus he q_otestheSong
of Solomon concerning
the Church:
':Wire is this that eometh out of the •
wilderness
l_]_q pillars of smoke, perftimed with myrrh and frankincense
wflh all powders
of the merchant.
He goes on: "The holiness of the be1lever is like the most precious
per-fume.
When a holy beliek, er goes
through
the World, filled w_.th the
Holy Spirit,
made. more than conqueror, the fragrance
fills, the room:
.'tis'as
if an angel slmok l_is wings.
Ob there is no argument
like a Italy'
life!"
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God like Robert Murray
McCheyne.
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Andrewtr°m
Memolr*nonar.
Moody°l
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small ad in tile local paper. It is really
better not to'even use tim newspaper
. for announi:ing
it. Only a' few will
see it and it may not be worth your
money.
Don't try to get a "news
release"
int'_ the paper.
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tBiqgs. It is possible-that
some of tim'
congregation
may be quite attracted
to him. Yeu. may, thereby, lose some
of yotn" a.wn populhr[ty.
Too, if .l_is.
work is advertised,
he may draw
much larger c}owds from tee outside
and your own people-may
be confused by s_cb unexpected
crowds. As
a consequence,
•after.the
meeting is
over, it may seemmore
diffi/mlt for
you to preach to the smaller,.,normal
in tim chm'eh..Or
quite often you can
get p_pular'singing
groups, and splice
in afew short "sermonettes"
of alight
nature,
and attract
quite an allendance.
Never
mind about
getting
seekers forward; the day is past when
this is the r'ule in ninny meetings.
Don't be disturbed
if you have no
seekers.
Take the attitude
thaf the:"
times in which we live don't, warrant
mucb of this anymore
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COULD STATE how to. succeed
in fulfilling
this title in a single
sh9uldbea
hit mm'e
stated, and some definite poin/s
clearly made. if one'is going to really
succeed.in
having a.truly magnificent
failure in his church
revival!-And
here is how to do it most successfully:
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1. Mhlce no deliaite
plmts fi_: the
leering beyond
the date. Years ago
only another
function
he must.take
lim'e out oto attend'and
direct.
To
find a true man of God in his.study
with bwo or three hours daily far
prayer,
meditation,
resem'cb,
and
study flu;. better "se "nun preparation
has bet:omealr0ost
a rarity. So if you_
really want to givethe
l;evival a good
'flop, keep up this routine, arid" keep
the inenfl_brship
just as ke:_ed Up as
possible
right
up to revival
time.
one could set a date, announce
a re-'
and expect to have quite a goc_d
rime with desired
results.
But that
day .m past. If one wishes to make
They will all be too worn out to really
get into.tim meeting, and.will do",vell
to atterid it'half the time.
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the best flop of re_'ival start with no
planning
for it---just expect the
miraculous
to happen?
Keep
church's
yourself
so b'its!l wilh
routine
the
program.a_ld
all ils.
you have 7re.time
to reoIIy work ]or revival.
The average pastor today among- the holiness
churches
is continually
programmed
iand rushed almost_,to lhe
bl'eaking
point.
There
is hardly
a
n!ght that something
is not going on
to call fro'. his time, attest on, and"
strengtb.
A " eviwfi,
then. becomes
•Aulhor n,ld evangelJsl; El Monte, Calif.
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Do not'bother
to have'a_ty spc"cial CODtmunit!h church extra prmder
mee_inffs, Let the revi'val eam,y its
own.load.
Take'the
attitude
tbat. it
is a "policy of the church"
to have
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though Several thousand
may read a
not likely
news rele_ise, they will.
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person, has traveled
widely, lteld _mput'rant offi,ces, and made a successful
contribution
to the work o[the Lord.
try to'avoid mentioning
any of these
ceeds in mhking change_ you
especially
like. So tryto
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someon.e ]or an e'vangeBst who is _zot
so strong inthis
field. "Quite often
you can seeure-a
neighboring
pastor
who is far i6o busy to spend any
Worthwhile time in prayer. Occasionally you .might also secure.a-fellow
who has nothing else to do, m_d 3vhom
you wisb to help a little. Often. lie
will be so busy with other things that
lie has little burden
for. or understanding of, the great needs of revival
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Often,,.too,
the editor sue-
erally irrelevant
to, revival.
It helps
t_ detract
from the spirit of :the
revival, takes away h'om the evan• gelist's needed
time for a soul-bur:
dened message,
and" generally
helps
to contribute
to effective
failure,in
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news
crowds again.
So be sure to pla_'
'doi_,n the ,qdvertising--it
is: an. extra
cost that can be avoided,
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If these
things
don't
cause
your
church
to have a failure
m re_/ival
effort, add to it as much'pressure
as
5. Build
"the
revival
_prog
can
around as much cf_tertainment
as-pus-" . early,
so
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stele: Doh't allow anyone to get the " _ee.theu"
ide,'i that anything too serious is going
have any
get to get the service over
all .can
rush back l:_ome to
C
favorite TV plograms.
Don t
lingering'.sessmns
of prayer.
regula-r "revival effol ts,' but do not
get too excited about it. Keep your
congregation
pretty mueh.on the even
keel. Take the position:that,
after all
revivals
never built a church.
This
will keep. the m'dbr cool enough to
insure failure for the upcoming meet-ing,
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upt°happenas
mucliduringtime
as'tlmp0
ssiblerevival'forTakepi'e"
T_'Y'aBout.nottbetO
fact.W°rrYthatanYthey°f
may.the
saintShave
liminaries;
t:epeat the announcements
lest ground
spiritually
and need to
every night,
and Comment at length
move up closer.to God.
on' them--they
are so very zmportant!
But-if you really want to have a
If you have any kind of•outside meet"live-wire,
successful revival, Brother,
ings--distriet
youth r/ally, zone_meettheft
translate
everything
in tlfis
ing, _ete.---cbming .up'm
your area
article
into positive
action,
Take
within two or three months, be sure
every suggestion
in just- the reverse
4. Do not bother to 6dvertlse
the
mceti_g
beyond the hi.ere mmou_ce-
to announce
the meeting.
meat
in services
and
possibly
Tho Nazarene
one
Preacher
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May,
else
1970
it several
Comment.
connected
times during
too, on an_¢with,
but gen-
order, do some extra praying_ and
-you'll likely have a successful revival
in yot_r ehm'ch.
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can be done to prdtect
ministers
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expenses than is ideal, and perhaps even
delay the. delightsome
experience
of
establishing his own home beyond the
time of his desires. SL Paul said that
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1. • people propel:inK f6i. tbe Clirisfian
ministry, none is.more fai'-reaching than
that of finances, dust. as a business will
fail if it is not adequately financed, or a
church 'will,close its dom:._ unless it is
support,Jd,in
like manner itis poss!ble
for a student to fail in achieving, his
goals if lie must go too deeply in!o debt
in the process.
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to pay offliis_debta.
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Anotber young nmn is entering col;
logo _.his fall to'prepare for the ministry.
He is enthusf'd_tje mid .his parents are
overjoyed. But the family finam_es are
not adequate for college expenses, and
so for tile first semester he bas borrowed
S1,500. At this ride tim potential debt
.during his years o( preparation
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a
tlmy are
legitimate
But this is only one _ide of tile matter.
The church too has great responsibility
in the producing
of the ministers it
needs• One does not wish to ignore the
contributions'being
made ill many ways,
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differencel
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i enjoy watching
my pash)r introduce
new Illel|ihers to tile fellowship.
You can
inc uding tile support of "our various
tell thai be thinks it. imporlani--wblch
edueatioiml institutions.
But tbis has not il is! It is no It#it matter to gave exalleviated the problem here suggestcd,
press[on h; your union tvilh the Imdy of
Local churches sbould recognize bolii Cbiist, tile Church,
.the reslJonsib!lity and tile privilege of
, Ten fine'peaple united with tile. church.
offering direct assistance to their young
rabr/who have.begun to'feel the call.of
last Stmday. morning, The pastor hadmet.
God. Mature tldid mce_ moral supped't., with each famiI_¢in their home with llible
interees_;ory prayer, and financial asSlid'Mammal.
lie had"answered their quessistm:tce wisely given couhl make tile lions until they knew what andwhy
they
diffcrem:e.betweentheir
floundering in
joifilng. In the public service his
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timattempt to make.t _elr.own,way and
emphasis was on cbnfession ofCbrist anti
their coming td,.th S pastorate Wbll-pro.y. tile compensations
of Cbristian fellowship
tinted and user|cumbered
With unrea--it tooh me back 25 3,ears Io another setsomibiy large t ebts " Sue _'assistanee
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it, I_I1
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took II1_ VOWS_
could also be n defense
agalnst .discouragenmnt'in
-facP of difficulties, dis,There were appraprlate mus c, a splr tual
illiisionment i1"_times of darkness, and
mood, a rich and significant prayer, and
t_gainst,
the, pronuse
.toma_lation._
ofother,,
call,..ngs..a
warm. greetlng from the .nest.r "and
which
more ready
solution
to
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I pard. Each departmental head representfinancial worries,
ed a segment of the cam'el! find the"whole
The kind of interest ant] involvement
eongregldiim sang "Blest Be the Tie _£hat
Whiell is here snggested could do mucli
to supply more adequately tile.demand
Binds,"
for pastors.- God does n6t want His pepThat evening the pastor entertained all
- pie to fa 1 in achieving that'to which He
lhe new membebs and board.in his home
has called them. We can be fully as_- with simple but delicious refreshmentssupsurcd of. His belp and blessing• But
plied by tile church anti a .committee I
usually.He blesses what we have givmi
think .every new member felt. the value
and works througtt what we do.' 'lTbe of church
loaves and fishes were given for Jesus
touseinpe?fm'nSing.the
miracle of feed- ,it-so.
ing tile rhultitude. 'We can be sure that
God would, work more miracles m our
day if His peoiple would make more of
their substance _wailable to young men
and women whoin He is calling into His
service.
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A young pastor and wife took their
be staggering in light of his anticipated
first church, full of dptimism and faith ability to ppy.
.for a fruitful ministry. Tile salary was
. Atlitudes ioward this situation vary
small hilt they were willing to sacrifice ." all the way from ignoring tile problem
because "they believed that they were
to charging, those who hesltate to faeb
where God wanted them. Tbo pressures
this kind 'of prospect.with lack of dcdisoon began to biaild, up when they realcation' and failure to obey God's call,
ized how much it took to keep a liome,
But the real answer lies somewlere
iyl
raise a ram ly run a ear, and make
the realistic
recognition, of life x;ery
month.ly, payments on the loans which "practical problems irJvblved, and sernms
both had taken out'for their ,_duca'tion. • attempts on tile part of Gdd's people to.
He obtained part-time ,work. but" tlie helwsolve them. Entire conseerati0n to
church suffered for. lack .of attentiotl,
the call of God does not deny that some
and soon this very' promising young
loads may be too heavy to carry and
couple decided that they had attempted
some-responsibilitieS
beyond onCs curthe impossible•
rent resourdes_ The more seriously a
A second very talented young minister
student takes his call to "tile ministry,
graduated fromcollege with an excellent
the more seriously hd sliduld take the
planning necessary tofinally
reach his
record. He had borrowed toward" college
expenses,, partly, because` he was pastorgoal of being a full-time preaelier, of
ing a home mission church• and it betlie gospel.
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tocontraetforaddii.ional
What slould lie the attitude of the
loans to attend seminary. As. he looks
ministerial si.udent? He should first be
ahead he says.that
he will probably careful not to'accumulate
debts larger
need'to teach school or engage in some
than he will be able to pay _ the pastor
of a smallchurch.
$-Iemay have to;resist
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opportunities to make loans, extend liis
stuP_fe_°srlerGnr_da_Uatr_nDl_lo_l°e_ e O_ttT/_°lt_ic_; aI' education
over" a longer-than-normal
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fin,.clalorother.
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things are riot expedient."
No one who
has n call to, tile Christi,n
ministry
should jeopardiie his .prospects by un:.
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1970
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EillC JOlIDEN In an arficld
in'tile
N zt rcne Pr_.,acher sa3,s the Greek
verb for tile word e.nggelidzo
means "to
evap_elizb,"
He states
thai it ts often
used
in lho New
Testament
ns tim
equivaldnt
to tile word -"prolmganda."
,This ,_vord was used in Acts 2l:8 when
Philip was designated
"evangclist."¢
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Ileither
he suhstitutes
for nor replacements,
of
the.techniques
of tile Early Church,
but
.i'ather additions
ihrougli
which we may
.bettei" propagatidizc.tlle
world
of out.
day.. As one writer put it, we should
be
"geared
to:.the
times, but anchored
to
tile Hocl_."
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• Superintendent.
Erlc_
_Jorden.
E.:
these
NqrthWes.t
"Dedicated
additional
District.
Prnpagant_ML%"
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tools!
. •.tying
remindera coogrcgat
can be onan together
invaluableas well
aid "to
as
to propagandize
new contacts
Modem
'advertising
methods
involve
"saying
ii.
often, andmaking
it bt/rn." And if your
constituency
see
enough
about
your
Tho Nazarona Ptoachot.
i
look.
it
win
should
common
practice
to
notify
them.
Revival
advertising
must
nevm'
be
uhdei'cstimated.
It is distressing
see
make
a lasting, burning
impression toupon
the low value
santo pastors
put on. it.
UsuAlly tile evangelistic
success is pro-
series of meetings.
The fastest
growing
sects today
are
those
who are prodigal
pro(propagandize)
everyone withof their
a special
paganda.
Dare
we be outdone
when
we have
tile greatest
gospel
in the
portional-to'the
propaganda-quotient!
Jesus
cbildreti w,ser
of this
are in said.
their "TilL,
generation
thanworld
tilt,
children
of light" fLuke 16:8]." Let us.
wise up! If a departmeni/store
wishes
an upsurge' in btisiness
(a re_'ival)'.its"
management
will go all out to advertise_
Newspapers,
radio_
TV. posters,
and
handbills
;ire "used prbfuseiy.
Result:
a crox_;ded store, increased
sales, and a
world?
Tracts.
special
copies
of the
Herald,.
portions,
pieces ofGbspel
]_ttgl'ature
should andbe manyother,
rehgtously
distributed
on tim wings af prayer
and
faitb_find
God will give the increase.
I, fear the days arc past when _i,,e can
simply open the church doom for h set.vice and hope to have a full hotuse- of
people. God
is just as udeqdate,
but
people
are so distracted.
We need to
psychological
dii'eet
impression
made
upon
many new and old customers" that it is
wise to trade at that store becfuse
they
}lave something.going
on,
It should
be an embarrassment
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pastor if anyone within a tmtius of bno
mile of his church
does" not I(uow his
"revival is on. In-some
conmmnities.
it
.
be
their attention
toward
tt_c Churchl
sothey
may'exper!ohcc
the adequacy
of
God." "He that winneth
souls
is w'se
(Prey,
11:30). "And they• t lit he wise
shall shine as tile brightness
of the firmamenl: .and
they tirol turn many
to
"igt_ eous'ness
as the. st,ar_ tar ever and
bver" (Dan. 12:3),
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in "applied
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in order to secure the Dailies
and data of visitors:
Follow-up
letters
and techniques
produce
results
as cer-
pact of the gospel wo'uld'have
been felt
e:centuatc
in a harvest•
much
and would perhaps
he',re influenced
A Sunday
d gritty
and
media farther
of propaganda,
tim im- " tainlyms
properbulletin
care ofadds
a farm
crop Will
tile "world much more qt|ickly
titan it
interest, to a church service,
Amidweek
they
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This •word "propag_mda"
is a moving
,EVery growing
chui'ch should have a
word that speaks of agt on, enthusiasm,
distinctive
piece of literature
designed
"
and energy expended
in order to further
to advertise
its net:vices and program," It
a,cause.
Those early disciples
left few
should
be small-.e-Dough
to carry
con:.
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stones
uriturne'd
in their eagerness
to
vertically
in the. pocket.or
purse,
yet
propagate
the gospel
that had. turned
" comprehensive
enough.to
elicit the in ....
their nlgM into day
True, they (lid. not
tel;est of people• A picture of the pastor
possess many of the tools We have. but . and clmrctf is helpful, together.with
the
they used.what
they had with joyful"
Iocai.ion of the church
and time 6f ser-.
abandon
and with telling effect• After
vice, as wellas
a statement
ofwelc0me
all tl_ere are no substitutes
for a transand friendship.
,Distribution
•of these to "
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formed life and a dynamicwitness.
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mnumerable
contacts
throughout
the
I am .convinced.
however
tlmt if the
year will pay dividends
in duo season.
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possessed
tile prbiting
" A visitor's carol is a "must" for every
- service.
Cimreh ushers el- hostesses
can
press,
the duplica_tor,
paper,
be trained
to use them
wisely
and
they would
ba,ie used and
them chi_ap
with d61igbt
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to implement
tlmir growing *,york,:' ISikewise. if .they had had access to newfipaper advertising,
the radie, and othe_"
eFerywhere
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mathematics
si2eln to
have important
I think refer
l haveto
hc,'ird"
some
of relation/_:
the
brethren
statistics"
as- numerical
mampulafions,
but I think it might be good for us to
think-of
them as applied
mathematics:
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May. 1970
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poraries
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remember
same other contem:of Old cloth, I. thmtgl_t dmt; it
might be appropriate
to,call toone.of
mathematical
admonitions
mind, Paul's
"That
ttmrebe
no di_,isions atnong you" (I Car.
1:10); in other words, if you can't mubtip/y, don't divide.
Floweret,
I calculate.flint
in this mat11
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ter of reporting
members
each of .us
would
like to .repeat
tbe report
that
Luke gave of the Early ,Church
-"Then
had the churches
rest' througlmut
all
Judaea.
and "Galilee
and Stamaria,
and
. were cdifiedi and walking in ihe fear of
the Lord.werefindmultiplied"
inthe
comfort
the Holyor
Ghost.
(Actsof 9:31);
Tile
members|tlp'roll
Reports
sbould
of your church:
give a reliable • picture
The zone district,
and.
.
-signedgCneralcertainresponsibilities,leaders;
to Whom yOUshot]ldilhve
as-be:
able to ]oo1_ over _,our reports
and, put_
tiug them
together,
be able
to plan"
enjoy
the success
of'those
victorious
knowledgeably
azld confidently
a fordays
wben
"the
Lord
added
to the
ward-lookitgprog'am
fot'advafi0e,
"cburch daily.,
." (Acts 2"47).
1.'Ke,:.p.'your
melnbei'sbip
rolls ac•
" curately,..
Add- carefully
all. who are
In my battles
Over the call to pi'eacb
receive'd
int5 cburch
membership.
Rehack in the days-of my youtlb I rel_911cd
move immediately
the names
of those
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Since in our compumr
age statistics
have become so.very important,,and
our
.reliable'reporting
becomes a part of the
picture
of our whole eburi:h
yehr'after
year, we must also g ve respect to ethel's
who. are vitally
involved
and affected
by our reeotx/s,
1. Report
_vithhigh
respect
for you).
local cbtircb.
Ydur people deserve to be
you can add. A drastic
change
in .tim
membership
will ofreflect
the
character
and rollvision
your on"
ehu_:ch.
Think...
for at least a._cear or so beforeyou afflict them'with
sucb"d/'astJc
reflections.
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you d(J; (b') he loved the people, your
[m;'orites
now,
as milch
as you
do:
(_). be Was as dedicated
to the church
and his call to the minislry
as yo_! are.
Dou't'"lop"
off names In a hurry beck)use
they are riot mean_ngf
l to you. yet.
Treat
him. as yoti want your successor
to treat you. If. we fail tb give respect
.one to the other, how can we "possibly
expect respect"from
our laymen'. _
• Your report becbmes
a part of their
report to die church world.
How is this
constiintly
watched• big-little
denomination doing?
Are weholding
our own?
Are we gaining a little) in spite of every
opposing
power? : Then
odr-" reports
ought
to show tbat! Your.church
m no
island, hut a real part 'of our cburcb
world.
6. Report'wlth
honest respect " for your.
own" conscience'.
If we. do "not keep a:
good. conscience,
we just
do" not keep•
Wc must keet_ a' good • conscience
toxvard
God nnd men. But if _'e keqp this . good
conscience
toward
G()d_ we must do it
by acknowledging
also our responsibility
to men--the
men we work with.
As'I said at the beginning,
keep good,
records•
Keep them up-to-date•
If you
rind yourself
in a bad situation,
work
out of it: don't just :'subtract?
out ofit,
l bare never, seen a pastor ora
church
that sloughed
off a big poi'tion of the
roll that ever;made
a good or a quick
, comeback.
Tile congregation
that=wants
to look that" much sinalier will be in the
mood tO stay, that'sreall
for no small
time.
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May I.conclude
by repeating:
Make
then to
learn
were not
able
.add that
have severfil
subtractedwho anyway-some 30, and some
40, and some. 60_
,your
give the best
pictUre possible report
of tile character,
the strength,
and
the •sprit
of yourchurch,
in fliq light of
.
from the fold. Remember
yourbrethren
its past and its present.
when you report,
_ " •Make your
report,
re_:ognlzing
the
4, Report
with genuine
respei:t
for
effect it will have on others--especially
your district'superintendeiaL
' Remember
thechurch
itself, your predecessor,
your
that he.is not only an •administrator.
but
fellow pastors
youi" district superintenn man called of God, who carries
an • dent, your generhl _uperinte_dents
and
intense
burder/
for souls.
He .wants to
general
leaders,
and your
own
consee the district
membership
grow; for
science.
Otis is the best evidence
that we have
" Wobld
:/ou indulg_
me a personal
,'is. well
The l_'azbrene Pxeachot
there
apparently
is healthy
progress,
late wlmle
reports increase
of largeverysubtractions.make
-the
marginal?
Keep
your
district
superintendent
in mind
when you report.
It !s his report too.
5. Report
with sincere
respect
for
your
geberal
superintenden'ts
.and
the
general
churcb
leaders:
We !nave asked.
them to lead our-.great
'world- ¢lmrci
3. Report with thoughtfnl
respect
for
your ,fellow
pastors•
We are ,a team
What a team!
It thrills me to be a part
-of it! How true
is ,Paul's
statement,
"But. God ,lt_
harmmiized
the whole
body by giving importance
of function
to" the parts which
lack apparent
iraper!ante,
that. the body
should
work
together as a whole with all'the members
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in sympatlletie
relationship
v_ith
one
another.
So it happens that if one mereber suffet:s, all the other membe_
suffer
with it. and. if one member
is honored
. all /,he:members
share a common
joy',"
(I Cor. 12:25-26, Phillips)!
Isn't it discouraging
to come with n
good report, nnd feeling that surely our
district
will have a banner
year. attd
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Is
it.quite
fair then to._be so generous
in
oui- subtracting
tbht just when the distriet seems
to be in -good sllape, and
with due" respcdl
for your
Please
keep in mind, no
it appears
at'tbe
moment.,
2. Report
predecessor.
matter
how
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" and lost farm; With thq Lord.
If I lind
whojoin
_te Church Triumphant.
Drop
known
that l.must
fill out n report
the .muses
of tbose" who" join
other
blanlf'and
then give an oral report.eaclt"
cburclies
m your city
Note those who
- " _ year, I probably would bave backslidden
/`ransfer to ether'NazarenE
churches
and
at least 4wice. And to De honest.. I have
indicate
the, transfer
on your
record,
caught
myself, rebelling
many times as Then you will fmve no serious
trouble
I ilave wrestled
with the repoi't
and'
t(,lmn rept_rt time comes,
fated
my ann_al
judgmcfit
day before
2: Know
your membership.
'At-least
the man with the gave behnd
tm bg
b6 act uamtea.xwtn
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tile names,
llecoge ',
desk.•
Forty_th.ee
'co,seen!lye
),ears of .- size. tt a"t ca-c_h n ante stanas
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reporting
as a pastor
has not diss pared _),.at start!is
. _, •lore
- , , _ you or a
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pg2rson'_,ueulel
this feeling of frustration
and sometime_
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prcuecessor
rccelveu
ram.
Ann somefear. • But the importance
of it to the
wberq tie, ibis wide, wide world isa soul
progress of our church Ires become yery
represented
by that name to whom some
evident to me. and difficult
thougll it.is,
Nazarene
pasto'm
1 _tbrcd with at least
_) ..
I. do it with a:sense
of worthwhile
seta measure
.of success•
Do not
remove
vice.
I still do.. not like-, to" prepare
the name of that person who is difficult
reports, but I do like to read them• .I do
to find the-first
morith, or the first year,
not like to give mine, but I do._tike-to
end maybe you slmuld b'e patient
Even.
hear the:other man's
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"a time
L do not 'mean
to. suggest
•that our
or two because
I was'no!
more patient.
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reporting
is the only- pla_e- where
we"
3. Consider
.church
membership
iraneed to improve,
but 1 do think
that
poI'tnnt.
I am not discussing
wb6 shouhl'
,5n understahdirig
of the importance
of
be received
into the Cl_urch. or when to
the report
will give- us. anti the rest
receive
them. or .how- to receive
them:
of the Nazarene world a truer piett_re of
BUt I do think I am in the rhnge of my
the
vision and vitality
of mar respective
subject.w
ran _ say i•MAKE
MEMBERdistricts.
Our reports'to
th_'d strict asSHIP
IN YOUR
CHURCH
IMPORsembly
are
important
VERY
IMPORTANT,
and
it
will
be
easier
not to
" TANT!
subtract
until you can add.
They indi_:ate our strengths
_nd our.
weaknesses. TheyTl_ey
to our
planning,
givegive"us guid/mc(_
encouragement,
or deepen ot(r eoneern, o'_ both. If they
• are' as helpful
an they should
be, they
must be given aecurately_
honest/y,
and
promptly.
The numerical,
report is fully
as _mportant
as the financial
i'ecord and
should, be prepared
as carefully,:
.Even
in this affluent
pe_:iodi men are more
important
than money
And they ghould
concern preachers
much more
fairly
represented
by your report..Be
careful
lest your' desire
to look good
(and
this
is not necessarily
carnal)
pressure
you .'into subtracting
before
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brother
past.r, butfirst
the expressed
seed s6wn by
by ahim
tins grown
to a. deep persorfal desire?
"I!hat we
coulyl have one year:--mhybe just one
year, but anyway ONE YEAR--witch
not a pastor on any dislrict would need
to reportwe acould
net loss
believe
do itinff membership.
we determined I
to. and backed .that determination
up
with-vision,
desire, prayer, and work.
t. pray it will bappma, am], plehse God.
m_iy _t lmppen this ye,_r.1
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the district
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But I--like.
so many"
tile work'!no
brethreri--WaS
"poorm.tithing"
it everywhere,
attd according to. God's standards,
I was poorI
Poor
because
I was .miserable,
w_etched, and blind to all God's provisions and blessings.
I was:Jcaught.
up in tim treadmill. 0f_ccumulating
the thingsiof the world.
head.
head
But now, 'I'm a rich'man!
say, you got a promotion?
I'll just stop you and.speak
as
of .this• family 'and'say,
"JuSt
absolutely
correct.
I did[ God took
my steel_mill job away and made me
problems are small, or vice vm-sa,
Lasl year I wa_ classified as a "poor,
struggling"
Nazarene
preacher.
Now
get. this! I was working full time in
a steel mill as an assistant supervism:;
and at the same time living rent-free
andsuppliedwith
household
utilities
.in
a Nazarene
parsonage,
while
receiving
a much-better-than-homemission salary..Actually'with
the two
salaries,
I was making as much as
a _ull-timo Nazarene preacher in the
sanae church!
The' church; the same
one that had been content with my
part-tlme
le,adership
for nine years,
unhnimottsly
voted to increase
my.
Weekl3, salary •by. $40.00. This was
great faith on their part.
If I too
would live by such faith, trust God
for .fir family needs, _/nd work full
time for God and His Church, with
neither
myself
nor my wile
(the
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half
of the minister's
life) .in
The Nazarano Preacher
eight months the church :has been
blessed with nine new adult members
by profession of faith. And I had no
deep and f!ll the net with the big
Catch--their
parents!
So as I write, tlie blessings of God
results
like this in my
"Working
years"_especially
in winning
so_ls,
I was content to he a "bream fishing"
preacher--likd
a friend of mmo, with
are upon us sothat "our church runneth over" with parems,
children.
neighbors,"
friends,
prospects,
and
more prospects.
But God hath pro-
the
fine fishing
boat..located
bass
a tackle
full onbuy
ofabig
tile
latest lake,
big-fisbing
plugs.box He'll
50
cents'
worth
of grasshoppers,
ride
i/ided
space fewformonths
the crowds and us
also,
from In
tile a old
building, we're-moving
_eating about
i00. into a beautiful
sanctuary
that
miles across the lake_ anchor in the
hot sun in s6me little cove, and fish
will seat over.300,
education-huilding..
.this _or us!
doesn't
God
that
said• '!I
will make"bream
you
fishersJesus
of men,"
I compare
fishing"
to adding .a few Sun'day
school .children
to the ehurcli
roll
each
year
and
rationalizing
. thfit
there's notlting Wrong with jdniors as
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With a two-floor.
Yes, God did hll
Maybe "you asl_:, "Why.
do things for "me like
this?"
it be.that,littleyouth.ings
are content--as Could
I was--with
and
with'the
little' gods of men's hands.
--gold,
silver, and brass, or in the
modern
vernacular=-camper
trailer,
color TV, and new automobiles?
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That's
faith, and a.big God!" How wonderful
to know, when our God is big, out"
members..
But
this
was
Sunday
schbol work, and "my good Sunday
schooYteachers
had wen'them,
not I.
Anyhmvi ,who knows at the district
assembly whom the "six by profession
of faith" means, and who ,won them?
But faith and a big God create, a
"de_irewithin
us to lunge out into the
for little old bream
so small they
couldn't fill a .biscuit.
Remembering
"
mt_cu would.it
to suppertand
care for take
a'family
'of
seven? Thlswouldinclude-five
teenagers, one of them in college, two in
high .school planning on cbllege, and
two ifi junior high school. How much
would
it take" these days to .supply
theneeds
for this preacher's
family?
Well, while tile wheels, are tuYning,
and.the figt_res are pouring into your:
public work, then _urely God's plan
• for my life and His work would be
realized,
Today I'm ina new romance
serv:
ing- God and o.ur church full time,
with my wife by my side
The
records
show a 20-to
30 pro'cent
i}acrease in eve!'ything:
Already
in
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in
Order to produce.boncert
pitch so the s.ill must. live in a certain
intensity of devotion if we are to maintain
a concert pitch of holiness
and victory.
It is the.fullness
of the Spirit which p_'ovides the spiritual energy
for this sustained•intensity.
Only in Him can out' tone're;main
sound "
and vibrant: without eithe/" snapping or slacking.
Only in Him can
there be spiritual.intenSity
without strain, fervency
without
fever
zeal in the midst'of'peace
and rest. Withot/t this fullness we have to
rely on human drive, and we soon wear bursel_res out. We tighten
until we snap. It is because we are the tup.er as well as the instrument.
We have not turned'the
tuning key over to the.Holy
Spirit,_EoI_'on.
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GENERAL
Edward
It lind
been
a long,
hat
summer
alnd line end-was
tllc nature
of my callinlg, Iltere lind
when
work was a hit set'lree. There
hills
were'
and
earnestly
will
for
And
hlrger
lhan
Ihal
Ibe
income.
God•would.
our
lives
then
tree evening
been
had
Bly
in
tile
spite
wife
:
food
and
. After
this time
not:had
a great
lie
rang.
Tile
wbere
voice
Ills.
"
enjoyment
togetlier,
at tlmt
me
lime.
into
us tlmre
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of_experienee
the
in
In God
Wilh
in my
type
hands
el
our
a priest,
lleavenly
of Divinity.
he lille{
Faliler.and
For
a brief
nay wife
scented
moment
seemed
to belifted,
of line i_fasler.
to
every
and
,_. .
gtauts.
We
for Ihe same Kingdom.
understood
I'am
each
an evangelist;"
otlmr
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""Why
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evangelist.
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services,.or
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Office of Wills, Annuities, and
SERVICES
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You
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stewardshipcallsfor
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Sunday
perfectly.
Jol n Knight
•W! son LanDher
M, LUnlL
T. _,v; Willingham
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"Life
dark
We
mighty
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"Where There's a Will"
"When You Consult Your
•Attorney" . •
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like
IL DaleReZa Mitchell
H.T.
--"' •-- " FULLMEASURE
1." FREE
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As they
the worhl
Wesscls
liafner
.-
me
They
said
good-bye,
shook nu'r hands,
and
departed.
walked
out into the darkness;
they seemed
to tower aliove,
"• "
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prohlem
every
Paul SEars
Kenneth Rice
_W.T. Pulkiser
]l. _.v•]|urn
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1if work,
-cnnfronled
=Dean
A.F.
Mary Scott
U. Edgar Johnson
Uennett Dudney
o• Joe OLson
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tlney accompanied
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M.
Lynn
John A; Stockton
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prnlldem
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y e _que* l y, De simply
inn tim room with us. lie lind
every
the authorityof
presence
the
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I dou't thinE"
that one.
11 wasnot
a hind
made ;to effort
lie stood tlnere
T,rember_
Adviser
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a relaxed
evening
visiliug
and talking
we had in common,
h.nd then when
quietly,
"Let us pray together
hefore
met with a solution,
every burden
cloud disappeared
lit the presence
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talked
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yet
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next evening
and his wifc
an'd cheer-
a very
COMMITTEE
Gcn.'S=q)[.
Committee
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flint
nn the
Stewardship
E. S• PUlllips, Chnlnlmt¢
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amount
h)llg
fdlhiwing
it',seemed
we kad
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and Ine certainly
to God as'lhough
nnd
effnrts,
prayed
darker.
• .
we go." We .bo'.ved our Ineads and h_
1.1rove
qver imard a prayer
_uite
like
prayer,
talked
kee I) us
our
fellowship.
us ,o our home• where we spent
together
about.the
many things
they arose. [o go, he said very
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I had
us out In dinner
the
He lohlme
that he
they came
i)y--lmppy
fat--and
ia a lovely
the road look
grew usrougher
and restauraut,
Ihe nlgbt
hoarof
and
m
._lump"...-fa tinie
weeks
wken
the
and
nf
leleph(me
would
be by to pick us up anti take
smlnded
cheerful
antl euthusiaslle.
--on
them,
At the appointed
time
ful
a ."summer
been some
di/'eei,lns
IIowever.
lust yet..Due
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SCHOOLS
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Don't Keep Them-Outside
Organize a
Looking ..In-.
Caravan Today!
For Informat
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Camps,and
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sti an.facult'y members
• 1,379 graduates in 1969
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• 322 gradua'tes were prepared for full-time
• 3.091ne.w students in1969
° 682 new students planning.for
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INVEST
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WILL YOUR DISTRICTBE "PAID IN FULL"
ON A 5 PERCENTBUDGETFOR EDUCATON?*
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Don't neglect this ministry
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SERVICE
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Cillne a Jew. When, he conversed-with
a
bondsman,"
he beealnl_ a wearer of
chains. When he sat with free lilt!n, lit'
good ailtl Ihe' had (,ccu!'t•onct,s in llllr
daily lift,• anti Ill give all sid¢,s lit all
isstit,...
identified with the way (if Ire°dent.
Paul exlilairied that tlii,s was his.God-
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BOARD OF PENSIONS
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1. One month prior _to file enc[ of (,our _tatistical .year; have a meeting of
yore. deparzment h(.,adsnnd -ire em'b a Department report foi'In, Sol a
deadline for t!mcbmplet'ed form to be. returned, so you can m_ike yore'
report on time:'
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information
you 'have
andtrouble
suggestions:
completing
.
on several
time. ' ask
your
. ahead
. district
. of
secretary
for
suggestions.
Be sureyour
you reporl
ask_him
weeks
the due dfite.
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Membership and Property
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31 mad 32 can probably be ol)iained with the.help of your insurance
{
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Nazarene Publishing House, 'they provide the needed data for your annual
report,
Plan"to mail your annual report to reach your district
_wo ';.reeks l?rior to your dislrict asseinbly.
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100,63
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100.14
100.01
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Oklahoma
5.
Alaska
7. Northwest
Rocky Mountain
97.91
99.62
97.53
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92.84
92.59
65. Florida
66.
Georgia
82.08"
80.30
92.46
67. Alabama
92.15
92.31
92.86
92.04
92.03
92.02
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68.
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91.90
91.81
91.72
91,60
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in the church
Trinity
8' Ma_edoma
9,. Cortlano
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.
comm[nity,
neeos
to be
2. FairbanksFirst
mobilized;
Effectiveluse
of our buildings,
personnel,
periodicals
equipment,
and organization
will help US achieve desir'ed results,
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Paseo, Kansas
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ALABAMA--S167,40.
$542,76
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HuntsvHle First
5.
6." BirminghamAcip_o
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"360.04
346.37
363.86
312.70
8. _Port St. Joe
9. Albertville
7. Mananna
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355.84
446.67
340.30
291.21
290.03
$596.08
287.71
211,45
210.27
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5: Globe
6. Phoenix Maryvale ,
7. Apaclie
Junction
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8. Tu(;son .Central
9. Somertor- .
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385.50
362.81
346.57 •
329,69
322.56
298.79
328.25
288.74
ARIZONA--S228.53
2. Bisbee
CAHAD_ATLANTIC--$142.SB
Goose,Bay
$463.11
'Stephenville
307.00
Dartmouth
253,10
"_4iddleton
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Truro
-221,41
Moncton First
213.52"
O'Leary
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206:37
Bay Rober_s
180.65
Bass River
170.83
St. John's. Nfld,
165.13
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4.
419.23
398.30
.ALASKA--S313.58
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one wl]o claims "Him as 'Saviour
to participate
in
Christminlstty
is our motivating
Force. He challenges
everythis
of reconciliation.
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baptism....
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STEWARDSHI
345.62
. ". 337.62
335.64
308.57
291.73
286.63
$365.78'
280.17
278.33
277.38
CANADACENTI]AL--$218.79
Feversnam
$489.17
Windsor
"463.88
Toronto Kennedy Road'342.89
Brantford
338.39
MarkIJale
319.00
Brampton
293.93
Franklin .
293.45
Montreal •
28121
Ottawa Trinity
273.46
Preston
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STEWARDSHIP
CANADAPACIFIC_$227.95
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2,
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Royal View
Gdildford
pentlcton
MapleRidge
Esquimalt
Vict0r_First
Vancouver, First
8. Pri nee George
9. Langley
10.
ComoLake
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$385.70
,297.73
285.48
269.27
. 261.32
246.21
237.30
236.47
212.12
206.64
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2 Caroline
3. Fort Smith
4. Moos£,Jaw
5. ,AberDeen
6. Innisfail
7. Westlock
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345.53
"335,47
294,08
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285.37
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3, Fargo
4. Ray
5,'Spencer
6 Regent
7, Denhoff
8 Gi'and Forks
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2. Newport
" 453.19
3. Chattanooga East Riage
344.98
1. Ooltewan
$470.80
4.
Knoxville
South
,341.27
5. Manchester .
308.57
6. Er,till Springs
302.05
7. Lebanon First
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296.03
8. Mr. Juliet
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9. WhiteWing
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10. ChattanbogaGrace
285.03
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668.71
439.09
422.25
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372•93
361.35
359.38
353.30
325.73
Burlington
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Denver
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370.19
324:51
320.52
298,9]
290:27
270.48
265.49
261,22
260.35
EASTERNKENTUCKY,S148.20
Kentucky Heights
290.58
Highland Heights
237.37
Covington Centra
$406.45
Ertanger
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220.93
Beattyville
,
217.95
Covington Eastside
2]0,52
Newport
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Ash and Fi_'st
201.69
Ludlow
201.29
Grayson
191.95
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2.
3. Hilo
Kaneohe
4. Honolulu First
5. Wahiawa
6. Ewa Beach " 7. Mail]
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9, ,Hanapepe
10..Kahului
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331.5t.
312.31
309.4 ]
286,99
286.30
DALLAS--S188.23
GEORGIA--S186.25
FLORIDA--$217.68
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9,
10.
Venice
Pom_anoBeaeh
Me[tSourne First
LehlghAcres
Eau Gallie
ClearwaterCentral
Punta Gorda
Sarasota First
Jacksonville University Blvd.
Perry
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-1. Lawton Grace. Okla. . " "
$425.00
337.78
2. Richrhonc[Woodvilfe, Va.
200.78
310.50
3. MemphisNewP.ros_ect, Tenn.
1'86.44
303.83
4: Nashville Community, Tenn•
132.00
293.21x
5. Gainesville Bethel. Ga.
106.81.
292,38
E. Oklahoma City EmmanueI.Okla•
90.65
285.05 • 7. NewOrleansBetheI, La,
75.81
275.20
" 8. San Antonio MorningGIdry. Tex.
62.00
270.96
9. Memphis Friendship "Fenn. .61.33
268.95
10. Met dianFitk n Mem,,Miss, "
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344.88
336.87
336.75
336.66
329.44
327,00
319.23
318, [4
305;50
GULF CENTRAL_$76.89
HAWAII=--S230.60
$512.13
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417.50
407.89
343.67
6. BoL]lder Ma'rt[n Park
7. "Cahon
CitySprings
Lincoln Park
8.
Glenwood
9. Colorado Springs Firs]
10.' Denver First.
1. Greenville SouLhside
2, Curs]Dana
3. Richardson
- 4. Irving First
5. Daltas #torth
6. Grand Prairie
"7. Dal as Central
8. IrVing Faith
9. Garland" "
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$449.69
430,14
"411,65
392.11
" 380.31
370,29
350.00
344.84
342.30
340.19
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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$449.11
436.85
"338.96
' 385,33'
333.I8
328.00
301.27
298.05
297.46
. 292.05
344.67
342_44
337.58
AnnArbor University
Elmwood
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Berkley
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Highland -Temperance
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M Ilington
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Fl[ntDetroitStreet.
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6. PortChnton
7. Lucasvllle
8..Amherst
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383,41
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CHICAGO CENTRAL--S265.98
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4.
5,
6.
7.
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9.
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CENTRAL 0H10_$198.16
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476.62
.467.,30
348.04
1. Kempton
2. Brookfield
3. NaoerviBe
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5: St, Char]es
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9. Braidwood "
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5. Lake Isabella
6. Detano
7..McFarland
8. Coafin_a
9. Pottery]lie
FresnoTr[nity
10.
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Airdrie
109 Yorkton
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1. Waterford
2.,,Auberry
3. Exeter
4. Moddsto Trinity
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EASTERNMICHIGAN-=-$262.38
$530.36
499.80
468,38
424.76
418.00
378.87
366,80
HOUSTON--S222.21 . "
$418.11
365.67
359.38
268.12
247.30"
231.95
188.80
144.48
136.69
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$377.09
355.37343,64
323.65
319.27
315.40
309•71
306.01
299.35
297.07
.
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" ILLINOIS-.:.-$216.64 "
1. Burley
$442.43
1., Mahomet ",:
2, Idaho Falls
389.77
2. West Frankfort
3..McCall
383.68
"3, Salem Grace
4. Poc_itetlo
371:78
4. Rosewood Heights
5. NewBridge
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360.31
5, Hull"
.
6, Emmqtt
- 346,87
6, East St, Louis.Crestview "
7. Middleton
341.43
7, Sl_arta
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278.20'.
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10. 8oiseFirst
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623.30
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534,86
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Southside
Southport
525.70
6. Des
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City
Carmel
502.29
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Greenfield Grace
471.41
8. Deep PJver .
Waiter's Chapel
469.93
9. Monticello
Clermont
448.11
10, AIgona
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$472,13
433.17
359.73
334..82
329.64
321.46
319.47
313.61
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311.35
$514.13
430.93
424.19
440.00
388.16
.386.70
375.10
.365,25
359.34
358.53
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STEWARDSHIP-
/OPLIN--$170.97
1.
2.
3,
4.
5,
6,
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8,
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10,
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Buffalo
Adrian
Mansfield
Independence
Hal!town "
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KANSAS--S207.84
$322.85
310.60
299.80
293,75
279.29
262.34
245,53
238.31
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81TY--$254.27
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3. Lenexa
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6, Drexel
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462.23
414.57
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399.52
390.95
388,g4
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336.15
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432:01
417.23
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374.12
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362,20
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422,07
390.88
379,35'
355.64
330,86
328.48
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300.47
292.55
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1. Campoellsville
2.. Louisville St. Matthews
3. FrankfortCapital
4, Benton
5. Yosem te
6. Murray
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8. Lexington Calvary
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LOSANGELi:S--$239.07
1, Bishe#
2, Palrndale
3..Ridgecrest
4. Camariho
5 Los Angeles Grace
6. Ojai
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8. Tujunga
9. Glendale Lake Street
10. Montrose "'
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354.03
351,30
319.53
316.78
292.03
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Cape Eliz_ibeti_
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Wiscasset
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$1,587.00
408.19
389.19
312.87,
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292.65
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5. Lansm_,gendonDr,
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8. Corunna
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East Lansing
431.40
424,23
418.71
416.45
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281.25
248.00
236.53
236.28
235.95
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225.74
225,52
NEWENGLAND--S252.21
1. Dennisoort
2. Nashua
3. Wa[e lain
4. Maynard
5. Malden
6, Burlington
.7: .Hartford
8.'Bevgrly
9. Welfbero
10 Hooksett
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$356.20.
1. Moss Point
353.46.
2. Jackson Emmanuel
350.48
3, Canton
320.34"
4. Jack_on Grace
313.24 ." "5. Jackson Magnolia Heights
296:28
6. Clarksdale
284.95
7. Jackson First
274 57
8. ,Tupelo
267.71
9: Biloxi
265.40
10. JacksonWoodville Heights
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$451.00
378.84
355;38
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263.20
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4. Poughkeepsie
5..Soarta
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8. Fishkill
9, Yonkers
]0 Brentwood
$652.59
515.79
455.47
393.18
366,70
353,45
353.09
314.34
309,77
303,14
NORTBCAROLINA,$194.O8=
NORTH
ARKANSAS--SIN3.45
Lincoln
Goshen
Osceola
Sunnyside
Knobffl
-Conway First
HeberSor/ngs
Farmington
Fort Smith Trinity
Berryville
$331.62 . 1,-Henderson
287.55
2. Fayetteville
282.44
3. Salisbury
241.87
4.
241.67
5. Norwood
Charlotte First
223,93 _ 6. Jacksonville
2]2.52
7, Charlotte Calvary
211.93
8: Kinston
205,30
9. Charlotte Thomasboro
204_p7
10. Durham
NORTHEAST
OKLABOMA--$211.1T
TulsaCenti:al
Okmulgee
Muskogee Memorial
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Tulsa University
Broken Arrow
Skiatook
Dewey
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NEWYORK.;-$242.72
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MINNESOTA--$2:I416'7
$299.93
298.75
285.38
275.89
270.88
268.56
268.47
258,]3
253.51
253.36
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2, •Minneapolis Camden'Park
3, Merrifietd
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5. Dawson
6. Co_uso _
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8. St. Paul Grace
9: Rochester
10. Fergus Falls
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NEBRASKA--$212.95
i. Cozad
2,
3 Valentine
McCook
4. Curtis
5. Farnam
6: York
.7.. Br0ken_Bow
8, Newman Grove
90mahaCentral
10. Cl_adron
_IEWMEXICO.--:$I89.66
1, Gallup
2, Tularosa,
3. Van Horn
4 Santa Fe
5, Albuquerque First
6. Caottan
7. Carlsbad First
8. Melrose
9, El Paso Grace
10. ,Kermit
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.MAINE_$192.12
$603.50
564.18
.475.33
387.80
380.50
360,67
349.67
343.87
328.78
326.14
NEVADA.UTAIt--$239.67
LOUSANA:-.$217
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1. Sttreveport Southern Hills
2. New OrleatnsCalvary
3, De Ridder
;4, Baton Rouge First
5. NewOrJeansDowntown
6. ShrevenortLinwood
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8. ShreveportQueensborough
9. Lake Charles College Park
lO.,Winnsboro
. MISSOURI--S216.18
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4 St. Louis BeBefontaine
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7. Valley I?ark
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$406.74
349.50
332.90
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417.00
404.90
387.47
384.64
374.46
347.60
342.76
337.72
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N'ORTHWEST--$207.99
$442.35 " 1. BIlensburg
414.04
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411.57
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393.49•
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5. Colfax
357.43
6. Heppner
344.60
7: Royal City
341.56
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, 323,09
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321.73
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$589.25
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452.08
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353.84
308.80
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298.51
297.26
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1. Beevdle
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6. Ballmger
'7. Corpus Christ_'Trinity
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$473.50
347.92
322.58
288.70
279.74
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322.81
314:64
313.36
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10. E.argo
$451:30
391.89
371.57
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344.50
332.00
326.72
310.23
306.65
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3. West Milton
4, Wren
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$475.22
455.06
404.44
389.95
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$400.03
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$556.85
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361.0#
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419.99
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333.85.
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326.01
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388.18
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318.51 • 5. Northfield
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• 279.96
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278.95
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275.31
8. Lansdale
340.20
Reedsport
274.38
9. Mt. Laurel
324.62
Grand Rondo
245.77
10..Harrisburg First
316.34
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2. Pittsburgh Terrace
3 Boswe[!
4, Pittsburgh South Hi/Is
5 New Castle East Side
6. Canonsburg
7 Du Bois
8 Scottdale ..
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$481.82
351.1.5
323.62
303.37
300•20
298.37
293.94
287.05
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3. Magnolia
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7. Forrest City
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9. DeQueen
10. Hot Springs Richard St.
NORTHWESTERN0H10--$222.58
$538.57
432.96
423.46
403.33
402.33
PITTSBUHGB--$186.60
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4. Rawlins
5. Laramie
6. Whitefish
7. Libby
8. Hay're
9. Bozeman
10. Billings First
$349.22
325.63
321.96
318.39
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293.17
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1..Myrtle Beach
317.00
2..Gree'nville
283.50 . 3. Co_mbia North Maili
269.93
4.-Elgr_nce
234•99
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232.33
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230.22
7. Goose Creek Calvary
226.07
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224.91
9.. Camden First
222.08
10. Charleston West Ashley
SOUTHEASTOKLAHO_IA--$176.82 "-]Ada Arlington
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1. ImpenalBeach
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3. Norco
4. San Pedro
5.-Anaheim West
225.48
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258.50
224.95
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223 72
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217.86 '-10. Homer
SOUTHWESTINDIANA--S199.96
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376.00
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PointTownship
371.67
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361.96
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355.15
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316.60"
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295.00
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1. Mount (;armet
2. Fairfield
3. Lebanon
4. Dayton Huber Heights
5. Dayton Daytonview
6. C ncinnati Mt. Healttiy
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8. Ripley
9 Vandalia
10..Dayton Kettering
May, 1970
$572.35
479.11
426.88
392.35
354.60
335.71
306,94
305.19
291.99
289.35
$436.50
355.66
347.56
296.14
278.38
267.58
256.33
248.49
236.16
233.35
$528.50
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320.80
303.54
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Ardmore First
$478.57Oklahoma City McConnell
421.11
Lindsay
416;67
Bethany Calvary
366.68
Eldorado
357.21
Oklahoma City Soatheast
354.22
Oklahoma City Portland Ave.
337.36
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311.05
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Nashville Blakemore
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The
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Y0urMmmary
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go about changing my address with the Social Security..Adminis!ratie:_?
P. Social security is a federal program and no notice is necessary when
moving from dne state to another or to a different church within_yeur present
state. The only time it i_ necessary to noti:_ythe Social security A_lministration
of a change inaddress is.when you move while receiving sbcial security checks.
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1970.
theGeneralE]oard
appointed16
new ministerial
_nissionaries. - •
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in December of 1969• What must I do to qualify for Medicare? :'
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A. You will automaticallybe eligible for hospital insurance benefits ur_der .
Medicare effective the first day of the month you reach age 65. This is true
. because you previously pi'oved your age _o social security when you•estab -.
lished your right, to benefits. A card will be mailed to you about three months
before age 65 asking .whether or not y'ouwant the doctor's insurarlce. This is
the part.that costs $4.00 a month and it isstrictJy voluntary. Youmay .apply
for the do.c!or's insurance, i_ you wish, or you may rely/so it and still have the
hospital insurance at no monthly cost
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rental valu.e may be determined By the Iodal comparative property The Iocai'
church board, or the finance committee, may alsobe able to help determine
"" the fair rental value in your partieu!ar location.
ever
appointed.
49 missionaries
were"appointed.
(Bythe wa_;,
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is a means
of information
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Nazareneminister
andhis
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please.send
t'nem
to
DeanWessels.Department
of MinisterialBenevolence,
6401The:Paseo,
KansasCity,,
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in this monthlyfeature•
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Pastor.
_You
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If you have young people interested
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Q. The church, of Which I am the pastor, providesme with a parsonageand
pays the utilities._What is.my obligation'in reporting ihis for federal income
tax purposesand socialsecurity purposes?
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Yes,inthe two years§i nce I968, Nazarenepastorshave ordered
nlore than 18,000 Family Life PacketS.That compares with 14,000
• during the four years 1964-68..
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blessingwhich can come from using the Family Life Packet. PerhaPS
you cou d.use order number F-52 to secure a.fresh supply from the
Nazarene Publisl_ing HoUse.You may also send for. them on your
quarterly Sunday school supply order blank. Youql be glad you did!
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now in use in nqo[e-Nazarerle
hbmesthan ever Before. Morehave been
soid inthe last two y#_irsthan during the entire previous quadrennium..
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5% gain in. attendance
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he adMt glasf. Irum or_dn_z.lhona_ .
An @lDltl_nce_l
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. her.dream
no( play an lstrument,
it was
that her children-would
bemusical.
dreamed
of.-Even
though
Mother She
did
"fl
the speaker
there.
Sunday
night fouhd-had
us back in otif own. ehui'eh
for the
evening
servme.
She never seemed
to
realize tllat, 'if children
are made to. go
" to shut'cA When ihey're young, they niay
not want4o go wlien they're older,
- , "" When we moved into town it seemed
at. our house iri the'
around
tile piano, ex-
myeach
brother,
the ironings
$5.00 bandso fee
semester,could
for-needed
food. and'a friend coming.by
with some money
she owed her. She
planned
on bringing
it by next
morning
hutsomethingtheUrgedher.stores close."'N°'"
rake
it
tonight
before
Mother tried to talk me out of datifig
flnsaved
boys, and many times when l
would return
from _.date
I would find
her asleep on her knees,
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she was "Morn"
to a lot of
and talk with
I was jealous
It wasn't,
her. When
oT sharing
long before
I was younger
this attention•
thefamily
circle
grew smaller.
The three oldei' children
" married, and I moved .to Kansas
were
as though
perimenting
mostwith_)f the
an erector
neighborhood
cAllother
but
I grew older
who Ithe
fe_tt
:Was
they
proud.
could come
(:orfl.
I nevei'.realized
untd set,
later potting
.when
City,as children
There'I
mef
one•God:planned
she did her washing
ironing,
cleaning,
terms to marry.
and othen housework.
It must have been
On the day 'of my wedding as Mother ..
after we went to bed, for she had _inotherhelped me button my wedding gown, she
job during the. ....
day.
expressed
disappo n.trflent 'because
'she
I remember
when she sold that house,
could not get me an expensive
wedding
My two brothers
each got the horn they "gifi.
But I told 'her .then;.and I repeat it
wanted,
and I got the accordion
I had . to her now. she ga/,e me the finest wed-*
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heritage
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for dinner,
to listen to
jigsaw puzzles" together,
and there was
alwaysthe
family quiz hook. At the end
of the even. ng there was cocos
or., pop.
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one art,sic a monlhm the "Chulch School Builder'"
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CltU
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LEAGUE E
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BIP"-
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SERMON
OF. TIlE
Ilt'r
I,)orlh
is
cleanlngwoman.
- Tile h6I_rt ot
bir
ahove
t,
secretary,
her bashaml
trust in her whether
doctor,
or
doth
sitf('l)_
with eligihlclmdlehlr
or high-pressure salesman,
She ac'cepteth hi_r hushand m;_ he is and
hangeth up pajamas all. the days (if her
llfe.
.
Sbe seeketh
new
furniture
bul settleth
fief.family
feeleth
in best of taste
on materialism,
tb'e house
cfn
"lived .in"; yet it suddeqly beeomelh
inoculate.when
doorbell ringeth,
She rlsefli,
also
when
the
nlarm
and
She
cboir,
.altendeth
spendeth'
with
non-Christisn
wear.
rabies
shols,
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-neiglthors,
iln-
palmier-math'3
doeth
hoy.
-And when. with family finally
'andgently
remindeih
in. bul the fur'nace
prunlngs ta the street
Sbe eooketh, ample
herself.
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"She knoweth
for disposal picl_up,
meals, yet avoideth
nal
Imsband to bring it
fillers _,hc cleani_lh
how
10 raise
hood
automobile, but.yetshe
haveth nil clmnged,
slmck absorbers checked, and tires rotated,
Give her a card on Mother's Day; and
She openelb
her.... mouth with wisdom
but knowelh 'wlnen to. keep it shut, Slle
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seldom aboul
trivia
and never
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let her own.works praise
her in Ihe gates,
_lany wives do a pretty lair job, but
thou, O modern m0m, excellest-them"all,
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Every person has a hero.'It is difficult to
their woi'ld was tobe God. In tim five or
find a small boy whose l(ands d6 not clutch
more thousands of years since thetl, that
ais pae]_age
of baseball
on star.
which Ymmg
there
has
is still_ tilept_rposeGod
of
the infage
of some cards
basel)all
God not
thai ehdnged;
our'wm'ld.it have
its center
people mterested m music often' adorn, the
Almighty.
You remember
the historical
lop of the ptano with statuettes .of musiaccdUnt that is given to us in the_'op_ning,
caps,CianS'haveAIl
_'mallsun/_
ofb°YS'a
mandressed'_'ho
"killedifl
"coonskinhim.
a
pageSchose
to°f theaet,
accordingW°rd
of God,totheirh°W
thOSeowh
will.tw°
b'ar when be was only three." We _pdak
even"
it ranwill
in immediate
conflictthough
with theytl/eknew
known
of God.
even name
now of ofAbrabam
Lincoln
tile cornmoo
"Abe." as
if he bywere
_ome
Against the'will of their Creator and against •
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in his
their Friend, they, daose to move m rebel._tory "The Great StOnE Face." drew great : lion,us
a hel'itageAS
a consequenCeof
self-wlll.t ey have given: .to. ,,
-,
moral
otrtanti
of admire
the f_iethave
that a.heroes
whom truths
men see
_reat
9fleet upon their lives. MEn are changed
and moved and motivated by the heroes
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of
for teen.agers.chocolate,
nuts, chewy, foods,
raw celery; and for husband, Idgh cholesterol. She forgetteth not to delrost dinner.
football
"
tucked
She girdi_th her arms wfih 'strength and
on Tuesdays eartqeth .out leaves and tree
f_rgeiteth
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log. cabin .for'sax!'_ sndal sthdies projegtp
sbe eonsoleth daughter
snubbed hy sentor
into bed, she beareth phone ring, she reporleth to husband that "e¢erythbtg's
fine."
SIze buyeth salt i'or the water "s'oftener
She
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:
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Angeles gates, sh¢_ patiies not. SIze moppeth
Imsement. floor: she ordereJb new
beater;
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By James F. Ballew*.
cooketh,
off add, di'esseth, maketh breakfast, and
packetli lunches while the. family is still
inserting contact lenses.
during
,
all. meeting_;, slngeth in
tone to i)ecofile friends
_' .
water
•For Me fo.Live Is Christ "
. :
Sire hecometh not "obsolete" as hushaml
bccDmeth knowil 'at the gales. But if lois
position rlselh nfft, sbe remamell
"
content.
Wben" husband
spendelh
week at Los
be
(1)entccnsO
..
meals fqr sick. tencbeth
Ilible d_lss_-l)nt
never l)ce.(nueth tieell or cr.s_.
lien" clithlrcn
!lever rise up. I. wondi'r
why the3" have no d6an socks or umler-
for old nn d anllqueth it with her.imnds,
SIze runnetlv not ou/ of milk and hri_|g-,
etb her food from afar. not just stores
giving
Green stamps.
She decora(eth ber-honm
but showelh not emphasis
Ill|ir_ll_
MONTIi
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Who
:an findn
suitable
auburban
wife?forannual
cb ckup,
orthodo..sts..eye
for
!
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We need to recognize then that. aparl
h'om the interventioff of divine grace, the
hor0 of the natural man is himself.: The
they have. teachings
ndstakable
Now one of
.of the
the Word
cIear.'and
of God
an-is
n_tural man battles
warfare.-He
fights. toHemaintain
issued bih_self
tile cente_ii_
that the hero of the natural man is himself.
At
thanbywetim
areheroism
moved we
by
men,'a deeper
we are level
moved
imagine and"grasp for ourselves,
- of tile stage.. Some small children campaign
to
capture aridfails
hold a_:robatib
guests' attention.conversation
tricks or When
even
intentional rudeness may be'trled, simply to
There is, for all men to bear. the story
of Adam
and Eve,
by a Iovit_g
for
fellowship
and created
commumon.
The God
zignificazat reason for both the. creative and
redemptive
Durposes of God is fellowship.,
maintain the center of the stage. By high
" _iderably
school and more
collegb
days,in we
subtle
our become
metho_ls.conof
attracting
attention to ourselves.
A thirst
for promLnence may lie behind the bllmigg
spmtualEach',
of attainment,US
rises to andhiscanhigl!eStmeasnre.16vel
his°f of oil.it
mldnight
iz a recogniZEd" f_/et"tliat' if persons fail
aeeomplishmcnts,
only at the'lefql
of- his
fellowship and. cmr/munion with God. Holyby. normal'or
socially accepted means to
"
_
ever
lavisll were
ever large
great and
the power
given tbe
to benefices
them. how-of
God in their behalf, Adam and Eve were
.
not intended to become tile center
of their
*Deceased: sermon preached to Ills flock at
Monrovln.. Calif.. 81ort v before his unthnely
"death
wire
reco_nized,
then •degree
it is quite
common
to
satisfy'
to some
thi_ desire
to be
.attempt to secure that attention bg antiber
class in which
a young
fellow
socialbeing
and inbya unaccepted
means
.I remem'who .had failed rather badly'to attract attention in normal ways Woiald, whenever
cancer.
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Findeth a Good Thing
By Jane B. Sorenson
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Tho Nazai'eno Proochel
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the class was silent, make a harsh and raspy
talk about tl e vo ce?of God ".speaking t6 us.
clearing of his throat. He was simply, sayThough these :u'e.-hunlan
terms, and fail
ing, "Look at me. notice me!--can't
you see
m carry- the full expression, we mean there
that I'm i_ere, that I want to be _omebody,
is somehow, hy divine grace, a power of
that I want to gain attention?"
You've
cothmunication
hy wliicl_ God duly _peak
rheard perhaps of the boy who, out on a date
to us. It may he difficult to explain, hut
with his girl friend, talked unendingly
el
it can be a fact of expe!'ience.
" .
ldmself, and then recognizmg her restle_sBut it is the teaching of the Word of God
loess, said. "Let's talk about,something
else."
that there coexists itl th& human heart-not
Waiting just a mo_nent he said. "WhaL do
only that Spirit of God which seeks to
y0t:l think about me_'"
conform us to the wilt of God. but a carnal
Ttle sarne'kind
"of motivation
moves and
spirit as well that seeks to destroy us. In
colors adull life as _vell as the lives of
the sixth qhapt6r of :Roz_mns tl_e Apostle
children.
Politics is not limited to governPaul speaks to those who art* yet carnal,
ment, with the various ways by which men
whom he has noni_thele._s declared to be
seek to maintain the center of the sta_e,
men of God. He adntoldshes tt_em. "Let not
Those persons
who work
with peopld;
sin therefore
rezgz_ in yo _r mortal hody"
whether
it be_,in a religious area in the
(Rom;6:12).
church
or in some other social
content.,
And so_ like some modern state in which
reco._mize the marks of a _elf-eentered
way
there lived two .kings, ttlere-i_ n sen.se in
of life. It kvarps one's personality
and
Which file Holy Spirit and our own selfishaffects
everythihg
it touches.
SelI_cen- " ness coexist. Even if men did not read it in
teredness, like a unger "tar narcotics, will
the Word of God, they wouhl witness it in
use any method_ however sinful, io gratify
their own hearts. It is interesting, to ob_
itself. In Paul's letter to the Galatians you
serve that in die field of philosophy twhich
will find a list of the manifestations
of
,represents man's best power to ththk) and
carnality.
It is a declaration
of the depth • in the.field of literature
(which often repto which men finally go who permit themresents man's best power to feel)• yoti will
selves to become their god.
fifid in humanistic
terms
a declaraiio_i
When God comes in the pres_ence and
about this inner conflict, the dl_po:.ition to
power of tl_e Holy. Spirit to abide in our
obey. God add the disposition to disobey
hearts and lives, He comes to seek'detainHim.
ion. We have not always been as clear as
This self-ci-_ntercdness
in,the
t-edeemed
we need to be to declare that when "we are
exists as a tendency, a potential• disposition.
saved the Holy Spirit cornea. Jobs Wesley
which if expressed moves out'into the utica,
used to abide hy a rather dear distinction
of experience
and we have _inned. Then
between using the terms "initial sanctifiea-,
we come penitently
prayiltg
indeed, the.
tlon" and "entire
sanctification.
To our
moving words of the fiftyrfirst
psalm. If
fellows in.the church world we.lmve some-- "that carnal dlspositton does n6t move out
times seemed to say that the Holy Spirit
into the area of e;_pression, if it is.soniehow
. does not come at all until we,are sanctlfied,
by the _race of God corralled--held
in-and of course this is in error. For, every
then we are aware of it as an inner disgood thing that is effective in your life at
position that would flare'out
and he con.:
the level of the spirit is effeeted in this
trary tothe known will of God.. This means
dispensation
b.y the ministry of the•Holy
that. although Christ is•in the life, He has
Spirit•
""
not been given its center.
•
Coming to an altar is not simply
to'
l'am attempting
lo zero in t/t_qn sbme- •
exercise one's will to be good. That is folly ._hing that is so basic and so vital to our"
and foolishness at the most dreadful level. ,• understanding'and
to our Cin'istlm:_ g_'owth
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, _tm.rn of deliverance,
and the Holy Spirit
"The expression
he palates anthropos,
_, the power of'deliverance
(see'Gab 2:20:
'the old man. is significant
Man is pictured
I; 1,1:Ram. 8:131 12:1).,
here as a moral being; anthropo_ is intendThe Cro:,s is made real. i_, made vital in
ed to stand for the entire moral habitus.
our live . el.we surrender
Otlrselves
l'ully
"the moral being of man. The varied mates
te God. The.Holy
Spirit is made real in
et actus mentisi_t
volitntatis ;constitute a
It.m_s of Xpower as we by faith permit His1
unit
and
evidence
t
le moral ehara'eter
of
.
,
O
".,
te inhabit, not portions .or purl but the . a man The old man,. as we hp.ve remarked
fetal being, personality,
and spirit
The
in cofiamenting upon l_om,' 6:6. is the car,.h,t_ of the experience
that we sometimes
rupt and sinful ego, that inl_eritance from
c:dl the indwelling
of the }Jol'_ Spirit, or ,Adam. the inborn, vCieked moral "habitus.
]
d_,, fullness of the i_les_ing at God, is the.
the depraved disposition aild character
The
''
c_ucifixion of that disposition of. man-to
old man is the totality o'f _dl p6ssible.hunian
"_ule--that disposition
whiell has hrouglit
immoralities or vices. which in their• union
_ut,h havoc and ruin and hin't and desphlr
and
interaction
constitute
a complete
m inn' world--and
to replace ft. with the . human entity, a mat1 considered
as a ret.;dnl:.affirmation
"For. to me to live is
sponsihle ethical being. Tbis. old man, this
CI "st..
ethical agent, is lhe charaeteristicum*_of
What does it mean. then. to allow' the
evel:yhuman
being born into this world.'"
I,rat'e of God. the Holy' Spirit, to fully
George Barker Stevens: in his Pauline
i_dud_it our liveg,?,. It does not mean any
Theology, ehlls the 'old _hah "the former
prt_di_posilioned
standard
_f some sort,
sinffll self. ''_ B. F. Westeott. iff 'his eomIhough in effect it may m_m that. It means ' menus on ha Imlaios 'aattlzropos, says; _"T)_e
fo_ us what it meant for the ApoStle Paul
yvhole .character _represe_ling
the former
"For to nm to Iiye's Clu'st.
self. This was not only corrupt,-_but
ever
llow can.we _tm away, turn an mitering
growing more and more eot;rnpt. '_ And he
hcml. or disreg;_rd Christ?
To really, live
coptinues, "There is much in the genera]
i Io be like Christ. motivated by the love
temper of the' world--self_assertion,
self),
-f-God. Mtiy we by our lives, and by our
seek ng--whicb
ans'_,crs to 'the old man.'"'
le_timony of act and wore, bear that lpes_.
_,at.'eto our World. But first, naay we ihvite
Alexander'
Maelaren
thinks of the old
the Spirit of God to come in His fullnesS..man.,
aaSchristless"the
universallife
underSinfulthe
dominionhUman
selfof
hat be
weahle
rhay to dethrone"
the
false"
hero,
self,
tyrannoits desires. ''_ lte further thinks of
'"r.,
_iall
say
Irtlly,
"For
to
me
to
ive
.s CI •. st.
it as "our gravitation
to earth dBd sin . . .
_
the ingrained:evil
which .has stained every•
" _
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" " part. of ma'n's being .. . this old nature
.whichhas
strnck its rooL_ so deep.into our
being. ''_ tie then" cites Ram. 8:2 as the
remedy for thls_inful proclivity.
"
Let "us bp convinced that Paul's term,
the old man. is more thfin a mentel oh.;
_traetlon from his or tbe Ephesians"former
].
manner of llvi_g. Fo_; t_s H. H. Rowley so
aptly 6hserves:
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and evil are personal' ternm.
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By Ross • E, Price*
Abstractions have no independent exlslence.
I
And goodness and evil are not impersonal
entities,
floating. . around 'someffyre
. in
_
space
They" t_Jhere in persons and only in
When we come to an altar to pray we conless our need, we repent, and insofar as we
know how permit our wills to be placed
antl development
tht_t we dare "not misunderstand it.
It is simply that the l_ero of the n_it/ral
in done
terms hyof. the
the Holy
redemptive.power
God
is
Spin:it. We areof to"
be
God-touched
'and God-an6inted.
The Holy
Spirit comes to bei:ome a Wit_ess to us of
situation
may at"
hesmall
expressed
levels in as
the itliv_'s
childrenat surface
it is a "
haste.... eonf tet in _erent.m. mass, sp •r •t
ad . _
needing the eleansing power and presence
•
o/
,Holy
to tile
know
thatSpirit
there ,Tile
are Bible
both privileges
the patternus
the power
of God
of the will
God.
We
reave tha_.
altar and
of:prayer
and of
purpose
Further
InsightsfromtheExpositorsp._o_.
:About "The 01d Man"
is good,
I
Goodness alone is'.eternal. .for- God
and He alone exists from eternity.
Its logical correlate, evil, came into exls-
t
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of: a series)
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A recent commentary
on Elthesians
i._
that of G. Stoeelthardt.
translated into' rite
English by Martin S. Sommer.
Hi_ camh_en/s on Eph. 4:22 m:e enlightening:
.
the"
will of.
God,. as
and.evil
it.continues
in "evil
persons
sc ldngpprson_ continue
to•be.
There is here noddng
to threaten
monotheism, orour philosophical desire for
ultimate, unity. "_
.
.
That the Apostle Patti has in eonsiderav
ties, under such a term, our racial n_.r_tyl
i_.. probalfle,
judging
from his Hebrew
"
"
m our
hearts and
to doright.
We like
feel God..
ntensely
- our
hiJnger
thirst" ta be
We
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under
'and
the it
power
for deliveran[e.
In the is
Word
of God
is declared
that the Cross
the
- the power
of God,
All that is clone
"The _laiatono P_eachet
man is himself.
This is not dilly
a comic
*Professor
ot theology,
Olivet Nazarene College.
Kankakee.
Ill.
Moy, 1970
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37
who opI_osed
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The Signlfirance of
the Miracles of Jesus
i,ackgrotmd
manner of thinking.
To
continue fromand
Rowley:
"Here I think wc can find some hc'li)
from the Hebrew colweption of corporate
personality.
The Hebrew never tbou_bt of
man as merely an individual.
He was also
p_]rt of a larger whole, consi_lifig not, merely of the other contemporary
men[hers of
"
By Thomas
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t. Corey
Tbere is much skepticism in s6me circles
regarding the credibility of Jesus' miracles.
the group to ",vlfich he belonged, but erabracing-those"
who lind,gone
.before: into
the inberitance
of.whose spirit his generation had come, and those Wbo would come
after, wbo wei'e'cqually
bound up on" this
t
,., testifi,3d
to themiracles
presencebe of
tile King?Lint
Even though
heaped
upon
,,,_.,_6,
the merely cur_gus,-the
seekers'
":ttt_,_r;i_ms,would ne'_cr be 'able to under,c..d the tdtimate ._igntfic:_nee of His eeL's,
"Je_us..a:, the Son of God. "knew' that He
w;_s actin_ under tile direction 9f nod in
¢_hct/ienc_. to "the Pathei" by doit_g those
Resultantiy,
we often find ourselves asking,
"WhetIts
thb significance
of Ilia mighty <
'worlcs? ' Scholars who a_:c_,pl the Scriptures
"
as" divine trnth tend to group then' answers
to that question in:fout_gnneral.m:eas.
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Tho Hazarono P_o_chot
....
,
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Ma_h,r Io .bear Ills "]ha]iifest/dions
of tbe
"'_mudonl nf God" thrown
back at tIim
"t:rhally ns "an alliance with Satan"[
He,
,,,hid not give the people the decisive sign
_.. widch they looked. Tbby wanted ]o see
[lirn hlin_ ill tile kingdom of God although
H,. had ](1st given cvidi:nce of iL'_presence.
of
must,drd-seed
hold:back:this
daily
and allow laith,
thedemons
to infestpower
and
ravage the,earth.
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Though many yt3ars removed from Jesus'
li/'etime, we nevertheless
have seen- tile
signs and heard accounts of tbe miracles,
His. wm,ds must surely apply to .us also.
""But .if I with the.fihger of God cast out
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By Ralph Earle*
lh. faired himself treadle to produce the
" "
phv:,l • K t_g on thofilth. He did not lack
.
. l Tinl. 4il-6
th,, power, to do _o." The.I_lessiah- wa_ ]lot
-_
"Expressly" or."l':xpl'leitly"?
"l'_'ltlL'Jesus:" He wa'_ buta humble Uslier.
;_'Suffering Servant.
the Medium through
The [faun theme means somethin._ _,aid or
wllh'h the power of. God hechme opnralive,
spoken. "So the ad_,d]'b hore_ rhetbs, is
lie hml met the individuals
and had inti'dwell translated
"expressly."
But"explicit-:
,{i_ct,d tb_tt powbr_ They had tbwarted the
ly" i_;a more contemporary'term.
vIfcvliveness of the S.oirit by their disbi.qlef
.
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Latter Times" or "Last Times"?
Je,,us t'bhl the people that these were not
Ih¢_e,.orks of n auman wonder-_worker,
but
The Greek literally says_/'later"season_."
_;dh_'r acts of tbe. Slib'i_ the "finger of . But" Arndt
nod Gingrich" suggest for L't'bis
God?' These were direct acts of God whicl_
passace "in the last times.'" IL wo/lld thus.
f(;reshadowed the establi.'_bmenL of His final,
be equivalent
to "the last days" (II Tim.
rr_en The miracles we_ c only tokens" of
3:1).
the l'[imtdom that is coming to destroy tile
" . "
_c'ign of Satan. Thi_ p6wer of the finger of •
"Seared with ailot
Irml"
God l]Otllts to the coming of the Kingdon'_.
"
.
,los s "m'racles were sgn]hc mt in ideaTbis" is" all one word in the Greek.: the
lifymg His role. ns tile Adversary
of the
perfect
passive
participle
kekausterias_
forces of ruin.
Still, the exorcisms
were
mcno_t iv. 2). The verb ka_i.steriazo (only
-sly preliminary
in charactdr.
Tbey were
herq in NT} means "to mark._y branding,
, merely-the
first binding of the strong man
brand"
_'Abbott-Sn'_itb).
or "to hut's in
biffot_b plundering
his house.
The final
With a branding iron" (Tbayer).
Schneider
miracles, the coming of the reign of God,
(Kit[el." 111.. 644-45). d.e_/elop.s' this .point
i_ in the future, and was only hbraldcd by
(urther. He sees a reference to the custom
Jesus'. wo
deeds
of branding slaves and criminals.
"Among
'Tlie first binding _ignified lbe beginning
the Gi'eeks branding was mainly a punisbof file kingdnm of God anti. correspondingment for runaway " slaves..
" " The mm'k
,.lY, the 6rid of: Satan's absolute rule. -Even
wa:_ usuglly' put on the fm:el_e_d with an
now the dec sh sp rits must be cent _ual y
iron" So these false teachers bear the Stark
"taking,flight
of slaves.
It's a[nazing, in the light of fills _,ruth.
Bernard
[Pastoral • Episllcs, p: 65) tram_[bat the average Christian is treadle to act
lates the _whole phrase "branded
in :their
against the powers of evil. Are we checking . own conscience."
It is more tban "seared.','
the mbacles of Jesus? God, by me_'ely liftthat is, made insensitive., He comments:
ing His finger, can overcome
the Satanic
"But the metaphor
more probably
has
enemy.
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We....lrougb
our
disbellef
and
lack
*||. van Der Lops. The Miracles al J;2slts
_L_lden. Netberlands: E. J. grill, 19651, p. 1B9
May, .1970
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xQ_k_,.ill which the power of Satan w'gs ,tievil.4.- no doubt /be kingdom of God" is
"rht,t'ked'
and tllc. forces of natth'e, were . come titian you.'"
'._tlbjeeied "to ttis. will." .so that it cotdd be
tt.,vt,aled tb;_t -the kingdom
of God }lad
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t'_m]c:'*
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transcending
as. it did his individuality,
o] identitl]. They wei'e tbe evid,3nce of the.
!
fiaight function
through
him, so that he
credentials
wbich Lht, Sou of Man hekl.
might be its organ add its representative.""
God empowered
Jesus
just as lie had
_
A-, S. Peake, commenting
on Col 3 9,. empowered Moses before Pharfioh to prove
specifies the meaning
of he palates an- " I-Its divine power and confirn_'His promises.
"
thvopos to be ,"the old non-Cbristlan
self.""
More than that. God_v,;anted-te
leave ]1o
Alford agrees with Meyer in calling it "the.
doubt concerning I-Its Son s chv ntty nature "whicb :they had bdfore cancerOther scholars.i;ttcrprbt
the miracles a_
siOU.''t° T.. K. Abbott
comments
on this
outward displays el dcstts"eolopas_]olt.
Unpassage in'Eph. 4:22 lethe
effect that ton
doubtediy
He was overwhelmed
by the
palates authvopon is equivalent tc tile ego
suffering of mankind.
The. mb'acles w_re
sarkikos of Ram, 7:14, as opposed to the
spontaneous
responses of.His
great mercy
haian winch after God is created in ]ighto the sitttatlon
• . .
tcousness and true holiness.. _Ie notes that
The _mraeles were mca_s el arousing
".the adoption of the exi_ressioh thi_ old and
leith. They had been used in the Old Testamest
to cause m- to strengthen
belief:
the nqw aathropos, indicates that the change _
affecta, not some particulars
only_ but _the
Many of the crowds were attracted
by [be
dynamism
of Jesus'
acts.
Through
the
whole persom!lity or ego. ''t]
-miracles many.could
have been induced to
It is not without insight that Weymouth
adopt the doctrine of the Gospel. "
translates._Eph.
4:22 to _:ead: "Put away
The miracles were alsosig.s.
They pointyour original evil _mture, as .displayed in
ed chiefly to God. They wbre signs of His
your former mode of life. a datum wb/d_ is
omnipotence.
They were
products
of. the
doomed to perish/' etc./_
Or .as'"Verkuyl
Incarnation
_31adsignifiedthe
reign of-God,
has _.tin the Berl_ele_,. Version, "You are td
- Each of these a'rcas holds a certain degree rid yourselves of your old nature with your
of.insight
concerning
the ziteaning of lbe
previous babits? _
miracles.
To obtain a clearer unde_:standCroskery'presents:
a very incisive homily"
ing, it wot_ld be better to consider all.four
m tbd Pulpit Commentary
on this Epbesi_'m
in combination.
However, the' best in[err
passage; With it our next article must conpretatibn must carefully weigl_ Jesus' words
cerii it._elf.
within Luke 11. Let us look at the account. il_
"
of the miracles and the nature df the sign
St. Paul's Le
recorded therein.
"
,
rer.'G.to Stoeekhardt.
Ike Epkeslan_ Commentary
is[. Louis:onConcordla
Pub, .
Ilouse, 1952)..p. 215,
JesUs had east a demon out of a previous:G. B. Stevens
TheololTZl. pp. 14,5 272.
_I] F, Westeott.Paulbt_
St. Pa_Jl'_
Epistle to tile . ly speechless man. Naturally
the people
Ephesians,-p, 68.
wbo "ditnessed the act mtirCeledand
spoke
4Lee.
-.
When they
_Alex,eft.
Maelarea. E _heslans,
E_poslIions o[ 11_o111 of the source of His power.
._er, _ure. pp. 234 ':_39.
asked for a .s_gn from heaven. He knew
"t_}d,. u. e46.
" "
""" "
_H l-l. Rowley, The Relel_anteof'Apoeab]pti_.
what _]ey had in mind
To.send
awaya
_: ]7s.,
demon was really nothing, for it •could be
_tbfd,
175.76."Eptleslans." ExpnslLor's Greek
arranged through the priests. Tbey'wanted
_A., S.p _.
Peake,
Teslament, :ILL,539.
something
that was above [be thrill of
'°llenry
Alford,
Greek
Testame_it
lit,"
2:_1
magic
and
greater than file "nliraeles"
of
Meyer's-German reads: die vorekrtMltche lndividuaH a .- I a es are mine.
their leaders. They wanted to be convinced
UT. K. Abbott, "Epltestnns and Colosslans," . by some more speetai:ul.ar act that tie pos-:
Commentarll.
p. 136. _"
Ills
• International
itsllcs. I haveCrltic'at
transliterated
his Greek.
sessed'realbJ dlvine'power.
..
_:R.'F.
Weymoutb,
Tke
NT
tu
Modern
Speech,
HDw0ver, He regarded His. mighty works
: m italics.
_lerkeleyVersioa,
n_y ]taltea.. as .signs which validated His i_roelamation
"39
-
reference
to
the
penal
,brhndin_
el
trim-
*professor, GrUel[ New Testsment Nazarel]e
Theological Seln hary. Kansas Ci y, _o.
00
.
,
• .
*
-
,
II
II
inals
. .'thesq.hylmcrltes,
with
their
out-
P, Jr
L_ ours[ as Pentecost
shbw,_, and the
5.of
Cmnelius
prov, es. But ALL are
_i:,to,
and so all are theirs
who are to
._ ml:.l
.m
of Calvin.
ANI)" Arminins.
AND
ward
show
of h61iness
and
of extreme
ascetic/sin
. .,. "have '4he }_rantl of _m on
their own
cmse ences.
Similarly
Schneider
writes:
"The meaning
is that
they are m
bomlage
to secret.. .sis"
"Sanct;fle_l"
top.
cir.,
p.:6443.
'.
"..... _:
[hm
oi. "Consecrated"?
verb
iv
5) usually not d_eans
to the
set
• Whenhagiazo
apart
for.applled
sacred 1o
use,things,
consecrate. persons,
But that
!_
idea hardly
seems to fit' here.. Lock
tPasferal Epistles,
p; 48) comments:
"It becomes
holy to. the eater;
not that it was unclean
..by itself,
but that his scruples
or thabk2
a_-ls
indicated"
(7:49)
"Tim
word of God and, I/rayer".could
suggest the
readitig
of ._ brief biblical
passage;
followed
by a prayer,
of thanks.
This
custom
is
• Observed
at the breakfast
table
in many
Christian
hollies today• 'White ties the two
expressions
t0gethor.
He.thinksit
means "a
seriptura!
prayer;
a prayer
in'harm0ny
with
God's reeealed
tr_th"
(EGT. IV, J22) 'Al
of those suggestions,
may be employed
in
"asking
the blessing"
before meals,
"
"
. . .'lit Remembrance'"or"Polnt
By
.
TEXT: ICor.
Out"?
Rhap:ody':_
in" G
. " . '
T." Crichton
.t° Ilim
verb
is
which
"heside."and
Here
parakolotttheo,'from
moo.as "follow."
inSoII it;means
Tim. 3:I0
it."follow
suggests
and
eke.:
pare,
closely."
"follow
Paul
bel0ngedto
Timothy
the
'firSt
to
the
continuance
of Christifirdty
the faithf(flness
of the new
_/eneralio_
believers.
Tiffs puts a heavy responsibility
on us today, if the faith is to survivn,
40
of
secondl
The
•
dependedon
generations
of
No
conAND
the'Chinch • No f/'om
,, ,.i.
mr present.
other piracy:
pldlo._ophy
safe--
• "
return
sin!big
.
--CIIARLES
WESLEY
This abi)/ty
to ._et aim .whole of Clu'istian
experience
to.mu,_ic has hqen eharacterlstie
of the Church
ifam
the beginnii_g,
The
"--
Aad the world
"Jesus bought
of men is my lerrilory
it anti sent tits: servlmts
_
1
'.
.
Paul here reverses
the order el Romans
_ because
[herd death
is the lesser of two
,)s_ibilities:
here -the order
is of simple.
*,nltmeratiou
L _e re litl is our_ because
',Go are Chlist's
tt'f. Itoalan_/ 5; II Co/in[hi-
he
}
,n:; 6)
t
;[lid "_,'(tart
t in Cluist.
need to..yun
from
hlc;
ill Christ
tile full Noresources
for
life's
mastery.
' • ..
."
"
IV. DR,_'n Is Puns
" We belong
to life,
Th.o Scotti._h" martyr
_iiid. 'if have
_ottan
me Christ
and Christ
hath gotleu
me the victortL".
It is integral
to the Gospel
that
IF LIFE
IS CHRIST.
DEATH
IS
GAIN.'
TOe' Ch* _st-mastei'ed
a heavenly
rhapsody
I 'T
in .G
_ •
. .
_ WOss^Ns
late Pn_^olgas
Paul
luxury.
It is not
Paul
or,
but
and .....
Paul is ours.
We are chiefly
his planting;
Apoll0s
is 0urs, for .we are his waterii?g;
*Fatuity,
British I_lea NaZarene
ehe.sler, England.
Colte1_e. Man-
The Bazt_taaa
Pxoachor
"Clogs
The
Jesus
- i
Master
Tmuas
P_sEn_
may miss the
adversity
.and
saying
puts it..
m clogs
I three geberations."
NEB has _veH tm2._erved
tl_e nmJa-
I. - DENI^h IS Ta_: LESSEe DANGER
of life,
It
is
not
of
lesser
consequence,
but.
it
it; lessto deny
likely. JesusIt is_ not
for a
nfan
Peter,impossible
did. find deiital
is deadly (Matt.'10:33,
II Tim. 2'.12).
But
the chief dhnger
is that we will.be
nudged
and inched
away
from
our
moorings
n'l
, christ,
that out" affection
toward
HJn_ will
slot.ely: cool, tilat we will get eatlght
in the
" run)ring
currents
of the age.
"
"
II. DI{tleP Is TILE;MAJOa DANaga
the Golden
odventt/rd,
marvel.,
Ear those
death is double
death.who
These
too are
_eem as though
1
,
is the
sees death,
the_'eford,
as
to the Pacific
of eternal
disco'very
haL"inChrist." and
V.
Christ
of things
they
encounters
-with
An "aid English
phor
of [he sldp and the currents.
The
thither,
of Hehrqws
is. in fact. co(resoling
second-generation
Christians
who have tibt
yet "resisted
unto blood."
And lie warns
them of the drift--just
as tim Romans
had
been w;nned
of the sqltee_.e
and {lie Eph_sians of the coolmq,
and the Cortathians
of
" tile bleachbt!!.
LI::/_ IS OURS
man
Gate
It was not that the Corinthians
shouldn't
-highly
esteem
the preachers
bfft that they
should
most highly
regard,.the
Word
The
poverishing
.
TEXT'. Thus
me _rl, boltltd 1o 1 fig _11 the
(nero. heed to whttt we have b_,en tola,"]or
[ear el .drilting
]ram our course
tHeb.'2:l.
NEBL
" Dxifting
is ti_e poet
i" dar go" of.. t _e
second
and
third
generations
hccanse
in
....
i;tkt_ possession
af it in tli_ naiue
"l.will
_,.'e you [he heathen
. . . lind tOo. uttermost'
;,. t_ of the earth."
!l
. .
Will You-Driftor Drive?
the nature
enriching
hardship.
aged to set Matthew
I to mu._ic; [he Scottish
Presbyterians
con[rived
to similarly
manage
Psalms
119. And as we .see ahove,Charles
Wesley
was forever: 's _g ng his boly pedi-,
!me.
.
So
does
Paul
here.
The
grown-up
children
of the Corinthian
church
caused
him many
problems--sectarianism,
sephi_try, carnal
pride.
And now Paul
is trying
to sort them out and le_'el
them
tip, and
right in
[he middle
of this
._rious
matter
into
"
'I'._ "*,Vonl.vIs Putts
Ear[It ,arottnd
is sweet_.r
greea;
S_) ac I i_ g lives m ever!/hue
Cl_ristless_q!/es
had ,let,or seen,
apostles
were expert
at it. Calvin
hadh/s
people "sing'tile
ereect: tile _Puritei_s
man-
bursts
_
"['h*. world
of nature
and' ]nen
I of. this
This
is my
Hpune
with
Ram.
8: 2 8).
.,i ht s world
Real estate
may lid with
;d[h bu[ appreeiatioh
and enjoyment
lie
::_t)l Irust.
The
gFacl2-wilshcd
heart
ill,ils.the
eardL
"
""
lh'uvenXabovei_so_ter
blue:
"
faithfully"
a rule or standard
[Thayer).
Timothy
had faithfully'
followed,
tile good
teaching
("doctrine.'.!
KJg)
of Paul.
Now _ Word and [he preachers
were-theirs
becanse
he was to pass this on to those to whom lie
all were Cluist'_.
Partisanship
was a lux.ury
ministered.
"
they could riot afford,
for it was an ira-
Christians.
Bresce.
,
In '•lie"place
active, tinder"
the verbor h_jpotithemi
6) " MAJOR:
"For all or
things
are yours
whether
means
"lay down." [k,.
Tiffs
Paul,'or
Apollos,
CopSes.
or thee;arid,
is the way. it is used in the only other place
or life. or death, el" tltinffs present,
or [hinos '
WhRre: it occurs
in tile New
Testament
to come: all are youI'._; and yc, are Christ's;
(Ram.
16:4).
But.hero
it is in toe middle
and Christ is God's."
"
.
.
,
..
voice and
means
"to suggest"
(A.-S,)
or
That's rliapsgdy
Ant the G isfor grace-•'point out" IA. & G.). Itreferfi
to teaching
hecan,¢e
you "are
Christ's:
and
Christ. is"
.tile truth,
God's."
Thus.Pan/
handles
all tilt; stops of
:
•
.
the,spirit,
and sweeps
the ![rings
of the
"Attained"
or "Followed!'7
.soul.
The
louiheo,
AND
Mitchell*
[ came
I am:
I teith
Wesley,
rna_culaled .Gospel.
And no. merely
_,.mporary
one. I am of pastor
past
f1
3:21-23
- FrotlkJeho_ah
For.His glor9
. . And.
The custom
of saying
_race before
meals
.was practiced
by the Jd,_s and taken over
by .the early
Christians..Often
phra_;es .of
- Scripture
were
used
in titis
prayer
of.
"Put
.
the:
les,sness might
make
it so."
Probably
hes), translation
here is "sanctified."
.
.
"'The Word el God and Prayer"
thanksgiving
for the £opd,
in the Apostolic
Constitntions
"
AND
really had
the roots of this matter
in us.
drink you that it ,would
REALLY
be impassaic
to look
as though
lie[sing
had
happened'. _
•
are.
•
^m_ FUTURi_
"The
lance."
price
of,freedom
is eterhal
vigi-.
We must
he Christian,
vigilantes,
Tile "(allege
.with
zeal b'ackstudent
home
who
is'in
into a nomtaal
backgro(lnd,
.'faith in
the deep freeze
our.,..
It may sometimes"
we are fighting
a losing
has
Christ
dang _eerVo_d
r f melting,
of
or
of: put,tin!
mere
inteN
lectualism
The Christian
businessman
come to a point wltere
he no longer
may
opens'
bati, le. that love has a hard time of it_ in a
world of hat_. and holiness
in a world of
sin. But tile battle
is, the Lord's.
and w6
.
are IIIS,
.
*,
.
Why i_ it that no one tu the church
rises .
his Bible
for more
than a minute,
and
seldom prays on Bended knees.
Tim housewife may be swept, into the region
of the
ieebergs,
through
much serving..DRIFT
Js
to cry, "Nonsense,"
,when 'such.
taking claim fis Paul's
is made?
d_¢_ attitude'of
your normal.way
of life
)_ofir usuhl i:0mpanions,
toward Christ,
May,
1970
a breathFor if 'wd
the
danger.
Are
you
drifting?
Simply
test
or
41
ltZ•C...sNTs a.te
o.to"tl,atMAJESTIC
CHRIST.
for th.l
Coniundions
of ,Constraint
Thoeallhoro to"hold amoa
l".ndto,'he
ill.otd.ftwboso heorti.k.oltod
not
moved
away
from
tile
hope
ofthe
ol_
gospel."'What are some of the forcesndlitaring against faith these days?
A. Neglect. Neglect of tile Word of "so
greqt _salvation," " neglect of worship.
It
Jeszl_,
PelfeeI
nl
-
[
"
I_:_o,uermn:
Make
real story (verse la).
sure
0 JESUS, I Have Promised•
that
lb).
it' is
llle
i
"
llre
o[
drioe
is
'Therefore" in file' text is a finger • pointing
backwards:' This _ball .tin"li[e. Tim subject
and object of'that
polnffng tinges the
majestic
Christ of e.' 1". Tie yotlr, heart
42
"'T_.II me
sto_'y Remember
._oftl_,, with l'm
ehrnest
tones
and thegrave.
the'
stoner whom Jesus came to- save."
- •
•
A." IM_cause it tell._ of the sorrows of
'.'God.
• . •
'
"
-
•
B. Bbcauso
it tells of the stifferingsof
Jesus.
C. Because-it
toils of the seriousness'
of sin.
I,his one
l
"
A. Becausg it bwites,
B. Because it warns.C.. Because
'
Intr0dueing the Church
For
her..
to the
"_lscfpl
those who 'don't mind blowlhg our
the following
breezy introdttctian
Chilrch.of
the Nazarene. could be
if altachcd
to the vJeekly news-
letter
the [ir._t mailing
to a new aaame:
is the
only
one
fbal
is well-
OF TIlE _AZAIIENE',
_
Wedon't
see how you missed
us.
There ar6 a MILLION
enr.lled
in our
Stiu(hw
schools.
Th.Ye are more '.than
,,
•
•
b.O00 N _z rent congrcgahons
arou
i I the
world, cared for hy m.rc than ttmt many
_ ""
" .. For years the'Church
of the.
'"
has led all olhel_ .proteStant
deneminatiohs
of over 10O.09O member:
ship in per capita giving.
AND when
yon are in I_lusas
Cils,,
Me.. on.vacation.
be sure to see the Nazarcfle
Phhlishing
House--the
seventh
largest
dcnominatiered ptdJlishingAtouse
in the world--'
publishing
,under the NPH a_d Be_)con
' Hill
ira)tint.
Lillcnas
music
you so: so oftenANDin. that
advertisements
a.d
in miJsie stores is burs too. It is publiSlied also" at "Kansas City byLillenas
Publi_hin_
Company,
the,largest
gospel
inusic
publishing
housf' in the world.
NO .wonder
we are sursprised _.hat you
"
Ihlnti_ the
gton: Story,
I_ill_r'sWfieh
_}ymn Angel
"I Love
]Icar
Voicesto
Tell."
This was first published
in the
:'_Iethodiht Sundqy
Scltoq_ Ttnle /300/¢ .in
1881.
.
doh'tknow
us.
BUT that may he more our fault than
,yours.
:,reekschurch
We arebulletin
going
to send SO
youforoui'a few
weekly
i
I
Matin was born iti Norwich,
in 1850. He receivedthe
Dec(or
_
i
_
. .
WORK
klmwn tot y He..died in 1874_
'
rhc composer,
Arthur.
Henry
Mann.
.rieinolly
composed
the
hymn
lone.
"Angels'
Story,"
as a setting for Emily
.i
IV. TELLI_ SWZm'LV lverse 41. "
by
'_d at Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire.
Ahhmlgh
Bode ofwrote
srveriil
volur0es
poems andandpublished
hynltlS,
"
TrLL
(,veL,;e
3)."seaThis.verse
is not IT zSorrLy
" c hym
za Pro
d Wor_
ship.)
Ill.
We
We
DEVOTION.
.
A.
B. Not:
BilL heeatse
because i is
silldull.
has dulled
my
und¢2rslanding,
C. And beean_e qvcry word is meaningful,
ness"
of. love
to Christ
So
we may
continue
to drift,aqdor His
we Word•
lnay ha.d
ourselyes over
to Jesus Christ and take
No 42. Praise and Worship gymnal
"
.This lovely
hyn}p
was written
",
.rv. Jnlm E Bode in 1868 for. Ihe ser' ' ''' r " '
'
" '"
" "
,,_1 _ d
t
_
P
tid*rd "the follol, ving
year..
Born .in
'l,.fidou
qn 1816. Jol]n Bode hecame'a
lll(h,.l with many i_onors
and was a
.dm_td 0f Eloh _ndOxford:
Ordained
minisler: i_i'the Cimrch
of England. he
"b,'rmne' rector at Westwall
Oxfordshire,
II. T_Lt. IT SI_OWL','fverse 2/.
V. TH_ _Nswr.n TO bai_r
Wlmt shall we do? Drift is a lab t,aml
can be cured. Its deepest cause is shallow-
, C. The
•
THAT
vOd'veNvEaHs^gD
orTttz
Story"
B. Nor hecause'it
_,ill not. lvepay .deep
thought,
C. But because it :Jmldy mbst he clear
--it is the most c/tlcial flows in all
the world.
selve._, others who are depending upon us,
our
)tomes.
and our clmrdzes-for no
men oflr
drifL_families,
ill isolation
]
-
"
_;
' CllUl_el[
"Tell Me the OId,'Obl
Drift
results
in dislhnee,
dan_qer, and
ddatlL How. very {di" we may drift! Into
what da.gers
we may drift! How terribly
deadly are th6rap ds of life! The younger
son whistled his Way i.to file far country;
Sa._son strolled, into Gaza. "IVe never dFi]t
into fires er security.
We endanger .our-'
Why
doh't "/udder,,
we do aso]Jesus
"
B. ,,The.
drivesaid.'9
is.DIRECTION•
The B_smark .was captured although she
had plenty of power
Her. steering gear
had been shol away.. Obey the Spirit's
directions and guidance,
"
"For I am not ,ashamed."
T. CIUCHTONMrrcn_a.L
-
.'" _
A.Gospel
i. " Hymn
"
I
Pride.
I
I. T_tt Iv Srm't,Y.(vet_e
won't conquer
tim w6rld. tim flesh, and
TV by'wishing
they h,Sdn't been invented."
Se.d tip a ear for help, and obev Jesus.
rn.,
-
.
strong
completelyreasons
cleansed.
for doing
Most the
of "4s
things
can find
we
like, and often the firings.we condemn .are
Mmply tile tiff.us that don't appeal to us
in inky case• Otir hearts may become in_olved with ungodly.romont)g,
making the
current
seem the stronger,
At any rate.
only the,earnesl will conquer, as one author
says.
"
....
.
, -.
ourselvesseverely
A. Tile answer inIo ha.d.
drif. t is.DRIVE:
must obey the dtings we have heard.
']'t\z Rom, l:14-16
I Douh[(, Debtor. "..
hotti to .
. and
u)
_- .
l] [lead!/ Response. "So
I am ready."
[
-
of
treati0g?God,s
Wordlife as safely
an aside-lakes
two oars great
to row
am/
a margi.hl-matter;
"
" B. Compromise.
The human heart is ex-
IDEAS
Cin•i._t is
the .nfailing,' driving
force of Cln'isiian
lie ng,
: •
'Are youdriftlng
or driving?
T. ClIICItTONMITCltr:LL
• su'aight. Tiie 1.we oars are work AND warslfip. Theauthor
here points out the da.ger
"
love for Jexus
[
England,
of Music
"de,roe
from at
Oxford'ln-1882.
He served
as chm'ister
Norwleh
"Cal!tedral
and
later" w_is organist
at Kings
College,
Cambridge.
This famous chtlrclf musir
.
cmn. composer,
arid m_Jsic editor for the
Church'-of
England
hymnal died iu 1929.
it points beyond•
T. CllteIfTON MtTClH:LL
t
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wr_ipped up iu themselves---thgy
are u._ually fit to bg tied,
The Nazarene Preacher
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Io acquaint
y.u with our local cbureb."
In a.[ew weeks your address label series
will
arid
so.will noTImre:girnmlcks.WiLl
your receipt
of
ourbillfexpire
orNEWSLETrER'you
to pay
be wen°
just hope that in a 'few weeks ;.ve will
never hestrangers
again.
C^a_os
Johnson
Seanxs
City, Temt.
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your income, hut'on.bow
you overcome.
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very
a Poor
careless
and
:
Pastor
irregular
we ore
never
called
WORKERS .WITH HIM
to
he therThometer._,
bat to ,be thermostats
We are to a[fect our environment
instead el just reflecting
"
iL Do yea al[eet
d_"ose orotund you Jor'good--or
are you
. ¢contm_t to me :ely b'c a _herniomcter?
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Way to Make
Ckrislians
in .
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i:ln !e ismueh when God i_-in.it/
Man's,1 aslest day's not worth God's " ,dnute¢
U _eh is little everywhere.
II G_)d tile labor does not share,
:_o work with God and not/Hag's Io._h.
Who works,with
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1hOSt--
attending
cburch.
Never go, except
YOU'V F GOT TO Dlfi!
_hen
you can find no excuse
for
stayingat
home,
Said the little red rooster. "Believe me.
2; When at church,
be eithei" asleep or,
thinks z!re. tough.
staring
about.
Do not listen to the "Seems Ihat the worms are scarcer, andI
sermon.
.
can't find enough.
.
.
" 3. -When you go home, complain of the
What's heeonle of all• timse fat ones is a
sermon
as light
and'chaffy,
or. dry " Theremystery
me:
•
were to
thousands
througil tile
rainy
and uninteresting,
spell--hu|
now Where can they h_?
4. Treat your pastor with cold and un-.
Tllen :tim old hlaek hen who heard him
more popular with the people,
Be very
lukewarm
and \vorldlyminded, and yet complain of him for.
"I must go to tim worms,", sire said;
worms won't come,to'me!"
8.
want of zeal,
.
, Ti,e roostervainly•spent irisday, througl,
Negh:ct to provide.for
his necessary
'
habit, hy the ways
wants,
and then complain
of him
_,l.here fat. round worms Imd passed in"
let
loose.upon.him,
approbation."
Do these, things and you will never
fail to'ha're a pogr-pastor..
--Author
unknown "
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newspaper,
dated April 1,:1858)
Submitted
by
Ted
Conway
Kingston,
pastor
N.C
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"What.am
l' supposed
to do
_)_vled tile young
hot-redder,
_,r_eant handed him' a receipt
lic tirket,
".lust hohl on to it,') said
"Whcll, .
b ,_¢ e
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get four
of them
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Ihere.
clasp
That bindeth up the trust
Oh. break "it not; lest all the leaves
SlmllscAtter
andbe lost!
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as the this?"
desk
for his traftile o[[icer.
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in prayer
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and'the
Nazarene
preacher
a .long time also
since a]tcr
f really
sach osliberty
i_tterceasio_t;
readingexperienced
such articles
'_The
(August
issue),
"Needless
Mtntstertal
O_ Time"
,,
. Sutctd.e
Monage_ tent
(d ill I issue),
aitd "The Rewards
oJ the Pastorate;
I experienced
such
brokenness
oI spirit and such blessing
in renevjal
o] His touch
upon
niy soul that I _elt I ought to write and let you kn0w how grhte_ul
I am
jqr this magazine.
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11t the past'I
have also abtaiaed
tremeadous
help from "Practical
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Points
articles.
That
Make
a -Di_er_tce"
and
YOurs
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This _lo_ting
I _e[I snch 'a hunge_
¢tfler God that
chitreh.
whicqt adjoins
the mtlnse,
1o pra,t
l took'with
;
Tim and.dropped
ohl Idack henher perch
Iter hopper]
eyes to to.
sleep.
And murmured
in n drowsy tend k "Young
man,. hear this and weep:
I'm lull of worms and happy too, for l'vc
efften like'a
pig.
the
genera[
in Christ
OSCAR ANDFJISEN
Cape Town, South
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The Nazarene P;oache_
paints
"_
he.tired
too.
1 rested while I watched for worms, so I
perh,
But feel
imwfaintly
are you--without
worms too-_ after nil that work!"
Anlhor unknown
Gi'ancl Rapids, Minn..
ROY NICKELS,.p.s{or
And
"
"tim
boy, "
and
Love is ll_e llttlegolden
.
said.
with' you_
you're"It's
not worse
only. hungry,
hut you must
'rile worms are there as always-_hut,
l.'had in dig!"
best
-_A: A. Rr, Es
.because }m wants his salary,
squads hack in tile rainy days.
9: If he commits
a fault, or makes a. "When ni)Ihtfall fouiul him supperless, he blunder,
be sure to 'be the first to '_
growled in accents rough•
"
"i'm hungry as a f0_i'l 'eiul be. C_ntdithlns
mention it.
are sure tOllgh!"
"
., I0. When you hoar, the tonflue of +idilie turned then to tlt_ ,dd Idaek itch and
cule
"g
veit or a slander
sm l_'of
Him does
Tile parents are tile cover
"
ThAt protective
beauty gives,
Tile childrenar_"
its leaves
At first t e I ages el the book
Are blank nnd parely lair.
Bat time sooa w_tes its me luories
Work old Work,on!:
" inviting civility,
and- then complain "
: didn't grumlde or e0mphdll,
of him for not _,isiting you.
She flew up'on the grindstone and site gave
5. Neglect
to pray for a blessing
on
her claws a whet,
him and his labors
and then cam- _ _-s she.said.
'Tee never seen tlw time'.
plain of him becausethe
church
there were not worms to gel."
I' She picked n new and. un!lug .spot; tile
does not prosper,
ear/it was imrd and firm:
6. Be ahvays finding fault with your
pastor and yet regret that he is riot
Tile That's
little norooster
_"Net_: groulid[
ldnce jeered,
for a w,rpW',
7.
The filmily is llke a book•
superintenden
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Africa
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ANo
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the
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ofthe
B,t,
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lilt Kay/ K. Ari_in (Nashville:
Press. 1969. 125"pp_.cloth, $1.25.l
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{::ondueted by Willord H. 1",,ylo¢*
Wallace-Fisher:
tile sen.mr, minister
or
the Evangelical. Lutheran
Church
of the
Hol_'Tt:n ty in Lancaster_ P_i., wades into
the deep waters of n6inihal ChristianiLy in
our time. and comes 9ut,with
a cleverly
devised
committedstatement
Christian.of who it meat_s to he a
:
experience
"conversion."
which i_ae_lns that
'there is a "qualitative
diffe
6ue's
person and in one's familial and communal
relationsltips,
One's style of life Is altered
radically. The author does not speak in
"or;sic" terminology, but.he conceives conversioh as having radical results. His car-.
respOndent'experiences
change, 1oo. but l
find it difficult to appreciate his characterization of this convoision since it,lacks.'the
Usingthe
method of a series of letters
(paralleling
C. S. leewis' Scrcwtnpe
Letters.
businessm
style)
from.. 1969 "to 1984. between' _
exeeut ve ant his former teacher,
a umversity
professor, the author attacks
casual commitment,
cdmpartmentalized
religion. .and
,6nti-intellebtualism:._.r
i p.lb
threats popular
to _ relevant
.Christian
Witl,/,a
style, Fisher
"argues"witness,
with
hl.s "correspondenl"
concerning
the. impli-_
peimonal,
_lepth whieh
I associate
with .'i newethical
life in'Chrlst.
Tlm use
of.profaniiy, for example,
is deplored
by the
-.
average evangelical.
To be fair with rite author, it must be
a'dmitied that he "heads ihto" some of the
tough issues,of our lime; i_specially.as they
relate. •to _hristian
witness
The richness
af his reading breaks through in, numerous
places
to'show the reatler hbw desperately
"
Enemy
By Wallace 'E. Fisher.
(Ne_ York: Abingdon Press, 1970.. 157 pp., cloth. $3.95.)
we lieed to expose the "Affable Enemy" tn
the church, and bring him to real li]e m
Christ.
.
.
The last letter in the book" iz dated June
14; 1984. Ted Conners has entered politics
as an expression Of his Christian service
and has been n0rdina'ted for United States
,senator.
This letier attempts
to review
0ftweenscriptureW_meSSandandtradltion.W°rship'thetbenature'aUth°ritYahd
what' it means to be truly Chrislian.
It is
hmguage of faith,
a response to tile question;. "Why was I
hles_od and burdened with opportunities to .
The "Affable Enemy".'is not hard 1o lobe successful, to exercise responsibility
in
eate.theHenature
is 1he oflayman
is "uninformed
the 'coi'ridors of power, _ -and to mature "
on
biblicalwhofaith,
disposed to
view ecclesiastical .forms- as ends rather
in human relatfonships in my.home, anti in
than means, and theologically
naive." In.
diverse segments of society?" Other people,
such as the Kennedys And Kings were cut
Ted,Conners.the
thiSwhobOOk.is
po_:trayedit
isofthehisbusinessman.as
subvertIng case
the of
Church
because
misunderstanding of, aiad indifference
to. the gospel
and the Church.
Fishcr's views'which
come to expression
are based
upon wide
reading correspondence
in current theology
and sociological
analyses of the religious llfe.of
America.
He believes
that
to he Christian
one must
ologle!atSenanary°[
biblical theology. Nazarene Tbe'
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ans_,erd°Wh'
'Fisherabout
the.meaningtalks
rather eloqucntly0f
fate, freedom,in
his "
.
and obedience. He concludes that Paul pro-,
vi_les the substantial'and
concise answer _o
the question--Ram:8:28.
" "
Tiffs book is well-documented
and in_eludes an excellent bihliography
on current
thought
on the
Christian
faith, Christianity and culture. Christian futurity, which
the professor
recommended
to his car-.
respondent
friend, Here is ,a book loaded
wlth quotable
material : hut also one. of
The N_z_zrone Preacher
Broadman
_s espec!ally meaningful
for the reviewer.
lIere is a solid and scholarly attempt to
!_how the unity of the Bible by 'tracing
canonically some of the patterns of thought
_r. themes which are r,.:.current in the Old
Test,'imenl and whidt are eansummalcd
in
I e New Testament
"
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- Dr. B
c mgen seven' themes: the
"rule of Gdd, the salvation of.God, the vie.
io'y of'God, the people of God. the Son o¢
,David, the Servant-Messiah,
and the Shop' hbrd-King.
"
In an intl'oductory " chapter
the .author
raises the question of howto
organize Old
Testament .t]_eology and i_t his answer ,Ira
prcselats briefly the methods einployed by
cations of _.he Chr st an faith for life-marriage, family, vocation, ehurchmanship,
citizenship.
Tim author. however, does not
limit himself to the "life dimensions"
of
the
faith•
He givestheological
attest;ha issues
also to
some
of the
perplexing
current
among.clerics;such
ns,.th'e relationship be_-
. .
" "
deed
the ofthe
- .
Outline
and
Baekgro,und
Helps
.
You may wish to use certain books of the.
Old Testament more than you do. but point
at attack or approach to such book_-is not
blear. Sttmmary outlines often prove help"ful; the'two
hooks following loay. be 'lhe
ki_)_l you are looking'for:
"
"
"
Isaiah.
"The
Salvallon
of Jehovah"
.
By A1Jred
Martin (Chicago: Moody-Press,
1956_127 pp.. paper, 95c,)
This i.s a_,_general treatment of the Book
of Isaiah. After h,hrief discussion' concern-
various
contem!_orary
'*scholars.
He single
conmg
date, theincontent
of the .
elude's thal'"it
is d_ffieult
to find one
Bookauthorship
of Isaialt and
is presented
clear, outline
principle, around wlaieh a eohei'ent " and
form w th. helpful interpretation
of main
comprehensiye
Old
Testament
theology
passages. The comments at various points.
. . . can be c0asirueted"
(15. 15)." Bruce
in the outlining of Isaiah are directed fremakes
the same judgment
about
New
quently to the fulfillment of particular pa_:Testament
theology. While aekhowledging
sages in the life. ministry, and death of
that .one cannot overlook
the ubiquitous . Christ., This hook shduld provi_ helpful to
character
of some of. the princlples
sugone'whO has found Isaiah a difficult book.
gested by' Lhe various scholars, the author
to "unlock" foi" preaching and other purconcludes that we'can
get to the heart of
poses,
May, 1970
"
.
itb,
known at this juncture that Bruce does
not settle for a proof-texting
approach m
the_._urvey of these th'enms or motifs. He
reaches into the depths of the bihlical and
The subtitle of this volume explains its
non-biblical material
to expos? the hidden
_'_mtems: "/tow,,to Have a Successful anti
meanings ai_d to shqw thb facets of conIlappy Christian Marriage."
Many of the
tifluity between the Old ,snd New Testa-..
IlroblL'n]
areas
"O[ m.arrlage--communieantelltS.
tibia, finances; sex," and religious faith-.The author's
closing dmpter
on the
:tit. explm.ed in qontechniehl.' homey ways,
Shepherd-King
is _vorth tt[e hook. tI6re he
Ill, re is a "'_ood" sense" appl:oac _ to mar- . ties togetliel_ the Old Tcstament's portrayal
ria.qe.
•
" of Christ as the Shepherd-:King.
The .ex"
egetieal br'id_e is Zechariah 9--14, 'since it .
WnJ;a_tD If. TaVLOn
furnishes
phrases
and predictive
words
_ which _arallel the closing days
of our
"
Lord's life.
New Tes|auleit[
Develolnu_nt
.o[
.
Ohl Tes|anlenl
Themes
Biblical pf¢,,'_ching presuppose, s a reasofiabls." good knowledge, no1 only of the delbj" F'. F. Br_lce (Grand Rapids:
Win. B.
lails of the Book. lint also of thd overarching
E_,rd'mans Puhlishing
Co,, "1968. 122 pp.,
a t co at'o Ill g mess lge" from Genesis to
_'1oth.$3:95.)
.
Revelation.
Thistlmes:which
monogr.'iph assist
adds theto st_lthe
" ""
studies of otir
" I...."F. Bruce,'Rylands
Professor of Bihli_,l. Criticism and Exegesis at Manchester
dent of the Wor!l to grasp ns Inessaffo with
Us;verst v in England. isone of.i.he _'eat
some eomprehem;ivcne_,
lfore's a really
t'.nservative
scholars on both sides of the
eood followservant!.
Allanlic. His deep appreciation
for the B[_,V_LLa_
It. Ta_'t:o_
ble asthe Word of GOd comes to the surlace in this brief study in a manner 4,vhieh
•
Tile Affable
I'_1-=1
over• each one of these motifs of revelation
comes to fulfillment in Jesus. for He is in-
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_UESTIONS
IIAVE DEVELOPED
ill tile minds of some pastors .whether
_.
there will still be-a demand for their services after they hdve
reached [he age of 50 or mm'e_
Some have considered
another
cai'ee¢ in teaching
or in. the
business world as msui'ance against that"day when doers'of'pastoral
service may be closed to 'tlaem.
- .
-.Slrangc_ly enough, qtiestions like these are being looked at 1;athe'r
seriously
in Mher areas of activity besides' the ministry.
A recent
report of an executive sales£trainif/g organization.indicated
that there
are special.l_roblems
among "veteran"
saleZsmen. Some of them are,
as [ollows:
_'refusal to become revolved,
fa lure to utilize new
training aids and equipment',"
"being satisfied bcith lower personal
goals," "loss of enthusiasm
and eagerness."
Or_e sales manage!" made
the observation,
'*Except for poor healtl',, problems
wlaicla .we have
with an older salesman are usually the same problems he"had, when
he was younger."
.
While the ministry and the business world are' Llifferent in many
respects, there are some similarities.
Perhfips it could be summed up
like this: Attitude.
more than age, determines
the extent "of a man's
usefulness, whe.ther he's in the ministry or. in secular life.
In many respects an older man has advantag6s
which should
make ]]is services more desirable,. He has experience.
Witli age he
Exhortali,_i'L
Publlshci]
tnonlr y by Ille N_ZARENE
plice:
"$200
'a year,
'Second.clas_
subscri0h0ns
to NM_Icn_
PobJlSh[ng
'_
should be more underManding
and tolero.nt. He. should.have
deeper "
insights into human natut'e and hl_o into spiritual truth.
Certninll;
there
sa _)lace for-men
over 50 in the ministry
of
the Church of tl{e Nazat'mm:
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• IF_he
continues, t6 be enthfisiastic
about his Work: Zeal and
" fervency are contagious.
People are attracted
by'enthusiasm
and reby pesstm_b m. People not only .see and hqar the mini'ster-.they also _eel him,
•
IF--he
continues
to be. fresh in his outlook,
his methods,
had
|fis preaching,
Awareness
is an intangible thing. But it's very real
To become
sterile in ideas and stereotyped
in methods.kins
a.man's:usefulness
at any age. Graphic accounts
of a- man's, acc6mplishmefits
in, the
past are no substitutg for present effectiveness.
IF--he
continued
to bi_ invdlved in the lives of 'tl_e people to
whom he ministers.
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Age brings problems.
Some are physical. ,some are emotional,
The tefidency is to withdraw and let the rest of the world go by..
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on lilc inevitahle end result: a doctrine of salvation.
Wben tbese [oundQtlon_!
understandings
di[[er, file doclriuc o[ sahmlion will differ. Therefore we come
around very. quickly tn'the, hlunt statement
tbat we cannot surrender our
denomlnatlohal
integriiy and our unique mission unless we are ready to surrender onr.doctrlne
of salvation.
Now if we are cmivinced tllat our doctrine
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The:
[o'llowing
article
{vas
al Separateness •
orig/nall_,
read
at
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.Fronl oize sta.dpoiut
anlienest
e;zd6arar Io win men t(_ Chrlst is in itself
sufficient jtlstificati6n
for tile lwtivity of any religious agenry,.auywhere.
But ' .
there is another s|andpoint
from wldcb sucb agencies' may be judged, and
Ibis is the quest/on of nplimunl strategy, it Was the insistence _)f. John R,-Motl
that Christian workers skould aiw,ays seek the line of ntaximum strategy. The
logic of this is iuescapable, if we desire-maximum
results. On ihls basis he
_.vt_ut cimlienge the Cimrch of Ibe Nazarene to prove that i_y adding one more
cburcb to tim ninny _dready in Euro ;e we were pursuing a I_olicy best i:alculated
(o prenmte tim highcsl interests of tbe Kingdom in-general• We cerlainiy cannot
claim that tiie ,Cimrcb of the Nazarene is Europe's[ only hope of hearing the
gospel. Tbere are scores of virile, aggressive agencies whicb are ewmgelical
in doctrine and re,ire* ,w le,_s evan_elislie
in=method,
In view of lids, the
question is botk legitimate and persistent- 'Would not more of Europe's millions
he reached for Christ. if. instead of proliferating
denominations,
our money
arid manpower were teatfied up witll other evangelical, onlreaeh
efforts?
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e heart of le eenmemeai philosophy, and for'timse who yearn
Io evangelize Europe as r_p ( y and as extensively as possii}le, its most powerful
appeal.
- It is nol enougb to explain: tirol fraternaliy
we are linked with all evan.
gellcals, that we bid titem Godspeed, aml i t many specific undertaking:_ ',;:ill
cooperate. The observer could rightfully ask.w y, if our motives are Christ.
centered rather lhun delmminatiou-centcred,
we do not.go a step farlher_and
pool oar resources orgnnicall_, in the interests of greater economy end efficiency.
.This is a ckailenge Wldch we cannot sidestep. Can we justify our presence us a
new and indcpendent dehorn
ttion wilhout repudiating
John R. MoWs prin-
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strategy?
byfar" ti/e most important lacier is tile nlesSllge, Mas_sive and skillful organizalion for th,e prop gath n of a'_sub-Christiim .gospel wouhi be a lacticai hlunder
(If Ihe most serious order,
What are the distinctive and unto. )d ,fm i .e rotes •n "tru y hibliral doctrine
of salvation?
.Perhaps
we sllouhl first stifle the nondisli_lctive, notes--those
pubits on which we are in ngreement .wilb all evangelicals,
leith Ihem we
hclieve tirol men are saved item the guilt nf tlleir past when they arc regcnerated, anti tGat lids" incorporates a cliange of heart and a change of dire_llon',
We helleve limt Chrisl sl yes, furlhermore,
from elernal losiness, the legitlmate
and ineviialde cpnsequcnce of unforgiven sin, We believe, with others, timt in
Ihe life hereafter the saints will he" saved from .the sears of sin as.well as the
limitations
and disiorlions -of o .sinful. e_virunment,
'But ahout here some
questions hegin" to 'arise, which are demanding.and
.insistent:
Wbat ahout the
daily Christian walk? What shoot tim l_ractlce t_f sin niter conversion?
What
about victory over besetting sins? What. about the inherde I smf d. hsp s t on.
Is there uny remedy for flint? lluw holy can mere become? If holiness is a
pnssihiiity,
Is it merely a by:product of sdlvatinn or.ls it tile essential, heart?
Issuch holiness a rare attain'meal enjoyed hy a few 'saints. or is it God;s plan_
-prt vision, and requirement
for all? Is our [itiai salvation
in iwaven in any
sense dependefil on our full sitivation from sin now?
Oiwiously these are pivotal questions.
They boil dowh to som.e very ele.
mentai'y issues., Does Cbrist-save men in.sin'or
[rum sin? From-some sin, or
all?, In simrt, is lie an adequatc Savior .or inadequate?
Does. lie save from
hell hy and i)y, but falls silort of power It) save Its from sin now?
The Church 'of the Nazllreue believes thai the Bible unmistakuhiy
teaches
printed
as our"
reasons
for beirig anywlmre.
In the.place
of "Europe"
let the reade_
substitute
his ()':vn country,
or even his local eomr0unity.
And oul _
justification
f6rbeing
present
is also otir justification
tot'.remaining
aloof from tile ecumerdcaI
mirage.
Hence
the change in title,
.
relevance
tit this
to Mott's
llrincipfc of;ma×immn
can lie
st,,e,lThothis
way: 'Tim
acceptance
of iiutdequale
doctrine us strategy
ti,e platform
of
evangelism, in tim inler.e_ts of ecumenicity,is'no(
even good strategy, to say
nolbing o_"maximum,
For arhong the factors widch must he considered in the
determination
o[ slrategy, such as tile wisest use'of money and manpower,
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Nazarene
Preachers'
Convention
at Beeksberg, Holland, last
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the. htle
Jushfymg
Our European
Presence,"
It is
here because
the reasons
for" being
in Europe
are the same
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of salvation
is hibJicnl, w_r have in that simple fact all :the justificatiml
wc
need for our presence in Europe. But, for that matter, our. justification
for
beiv.g in Europe i_ preci,_ely ourjustificalinn
for heing anywimre in the world.
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Th6 answer is ycs, and the" reasons for our answer arc sound• First is the
the,ilogicid reason. Ti_is involves "all of titose theological" distinctives
wkich
mark tbc way we think about God, man, and our thsk, and whlch'very
soon.
in lhe evangelistic end timological entecprise, creel barriers and _lenve divisions
between us and those wire think" within.eithnr
u Calvinistic or u liberal-tainted
theological frame of reference.
Perhaps it would be. more accurate to say, not
"cleave di_,isions,', hut constitute divisions• I refer to different uhderslandings
of God's 'sovereignty, lhe.free will of man, the operations of grace, tbe nature
Tile Nazmeno.Proache_
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a sa|valion
thrnugb Christ wbich is adequate for the sin problenl, is available
now, atltl is men tat ry mw Iha God's order is to save in this lile from sin.
and in the next life front tim scars of sin: that furthermore His method is to
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save frmn guilt nnd rondemuatiou_and
ti;e practice of sin in the new hirtb,
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nml then cleanse [rum inln:ed sin inca distinct w_rk of grace, (hrougit lhe
baptism
with the lhdy Spirit_ we believe further that ' Christ saves on a
tl oroughiy moral bass i'e., b3, tl o insistence of moral conditions-=-repentance
.
initlaiiy, entire consecration
as ligi_t comes and suhsequent
t delity anti obed ' "
ence'throughout
our earlidyS_prohation; anti timt any cml_kasis on faith to tile
neglect of repentance
aml continuums ohedieuce results in a spurious faitil,
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consequent
deiusio_l and'disaster.
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Now if' we. ar_i t ai acquainted
witi_ the wa] most cvangelicals
think
about lheso vilal matters, we can. see clearly timt between their doctrine hf
salvalion _and ours arc some irreconcilable
dlffcrences. If our doctrine of satvation is biblicul_ titan, to surrender it to the mists of theological
compromise
would fie sinful: If wc are to bare [reetlom to preach.and
propagate such a
concept of salvatbm, there must he an organizatlonai
medium--a
denominu=
tion--_penifically
and wholeheartedly
committed.to
this doctrinal position, The
conclusion to ivhiri] we are forced, therefore, is tltat theologically tim presence
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0el
to. let
be followed
ordination
by ordinariness
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within
reach,
Dol_'t just
preaek
on
Sunday,
conduct
prayer
7nettings,
attd
do what
is reguired'.of
yqu.- B_trden
sit in oar pews.
Too many tintes oltr
sermoffs
rattle
like a string o_ en_ptff
cars lute the depot
behind a wheezing
e'ugine,
Each
word
should
be bur,dened with trutho_" left ant'el the troth,
yoursel_
with
programs
and projects
which
will lay a heavy
demand
upon
you, [or only thus will yo_e make
life
lull and rewarding.
After
all. li/'e is
just days. aud the sunt total o[ it is only
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and will liave to do h [ol more
earning
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beJore
anotheryou Su_tday
comesand around,
Each week
must tear_t
learn,
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DEan BiiE'rmu_s" t_ Tim MzNts'rev
or
C ttRtsr:
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Accept
my sincere
eongrall_latio_ls
upon the occasion of your ordination
to
the Christian
ministry.
Yo_t have earned
" [0_" yourselves
the h_ghest, honor
the
church can bestow.
You are trusted
_o
stand between
God with lfis" adetlnate
.grace. and man with.his
artier need. and
minister
by the grace o] (Due to the
needs of the other.
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Ymt
have
become.
MINISTERS
[or
lilt,
Yon are men whose
_tire
livesare set
apart _or serving
the needs o_
others.
The church
will pay your living
expenses
_n order' that ydu may devote
your life to that serwce withoilt
chai.ge
and
Witho_t
claim.
Rich
men
and
widows alike will give of. their li_e earnings that your
time utay be available.
without cost-to.all who have need.
You 'will find the ministry
_6 be in=
valved witli'tl!e
most earth.y thin_js You
will _teed to keep your parsonarje
yard
so that ymtr members'aoillbe
proud'to
point it o_t[. You must keep yonr study
s_el_ that" your
parishioners
will
be
prottd
o/' it. You _nltsl keep lip your
. personal
appearance,
your
manner
of
dress, and ymtr posture
such as becomes
an inlyortau5
perso*L
You olffst work
hard. pitt in labia ho_rs,
make every
l_li_tlt$o coltllL ilnd always be more dill:
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or[liuaf'y
Of living done in its hurrying,
hours. To _t_e time.inefJicieut-
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that
yoaknowHowever.
g" odoy
.n°lifglyistolifoinefliciently,
for o_'dination.
youtO
do
not
is to .waste llfe. To be ro
less.than ho.rs
your
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r
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poems--but
write: for in no _ther ,way
caTr, we learn
to load our words
with
trutlt and deliver thbm to the peol?le who
The board has looked.into
_,_ttr educational preparation
and beeT_:cmtvinced
To the Ordination Class
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gent wit h ymtr work iban ymlf' church
_ten are lsith theirs.
Learn.efficiency,
.practice
it. and ]ormhabits
which will
enable gaff to ge_ the last posszble" drop
o/. worth ottt of the cup o] living.. Hard
work'won't
Eurt* yon_ Medger
income
"will not
hurt
you. ,O_ily
self-pity,
la.:_ness, d_sorgan_zation,
or sinl_L pride
.can blight
you..These
are :s_tbt'le. sins
to which
we of the ministry
are _nost
s_sceptible.
:
Regardless
o1 how smaU the assibnmeal do it well. IJ it be planting.lie
vers
in'the parsonage or ch_rcli yard. hblping
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_t child, or being secretary
o[ a cammittee, do it Well. Most of the work el
the atiuis'try is made tip of commonplace
little .ministries.
a_id if. tliey are dm_e
i_arele_s y, 'you are a careless
person,
Regardless
o] how small the attendance,
oreaek the best sermon yon are capable
of prenehiug.
Never do less than ,your
fiest at anything.
]or to do so_ill
lessen
your ability
and will bring your
best
._'
prodttction
dow_ to the ltabit you /'orm,
Read izidely,
study
much.
and kee_
your mind constantly
Jilli_g witk thing,s
relezmut
to the lives o/' your people.
lf, eep your
ministry
within
reach
o/'
little children.
Keep ymtr _words sntall,
but bu_'d6n those small words with great
_deas.
Write.
write,
aud write
more.
Write
letters,
sermons,
pope
r s, aud "
The Nazarene Preacher
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• best for • day [owersyour
lifetime
of liviltg.
The
minister.of
mere "tiltie
grade }_or a
most effective
this geueratimt
bit
than
Zion. There hasis uota
no li_tlt.
people.
Studyonlythe about'
bu_'dens,
sorrows,
you
do. well.enough
days. Bei]
Learn.
uot
God.thebur
abmit
to what
you can do with
with your
a lifetime
e sT fferi_gs,
and the .ways of people,
efficient,/'or
life is.r_ally short.
Wtteu you see a 1 erson
i trying thro_tgh
. Li/'e isill at ti_lles honor you and give
[i_e, oak for thq nail in hi.s "shoe and
ZlOlt good positions.
Remember,
in,such
help him if it is liossilile.
If you see a
times they will only peucil
your saute
" [_erson ]all,.look
quickly to see what has
in, and soon ahother
name,will
replace
tripped
him: I1 yell see people- sttf_er,
/,/ours
If yo_ are ever to. have your
_ind a pla_:c close-to,
thbm _where ym,
name
carved
in granite _br marble,
it
ca_l _eel their pain o _d learn its 'source
will, be done whert you haw lived well,
,nd its remedy,
served
many,
loved .mauy,
and. been
lVh_n people
reject you, d_m't blame
loved by many.
In su_k a" ti_ e others
the_h:
hsk yoursell
_ehy
I e_l do. it,
will carve that name. b_tt. you will eel
When they opl ose _1o _, s|udy yoltr ow_
see _t. It wil! lasi i_t honor t te_t on y. as
positioit as well as theirs.
TItere will be.
long its the memory . ol _o[t_: elfectivetimes when tlfey are righL
When iwohess in ring lds s in the tainds of the.
ple brag on you, tl ey
ay be gen inely,
l_eople.
Even
marble
cannot
preserve
.
siueere,
or t icy'may
be f a ering you.
the g ory o[ a ma_'s lilt.
The.glory
o_
" " Aedet_t el! that is sincere with humility,
the uw_tts life must g vb _ teauing to the
aud 1ie sure that _nsincerb ]lottery never
marble.
.
.
influences
your decisions.
Be as faithYo t're"goi'ag
to have rz lot of fits
[ul to yottr enemies
as to yo_" /.rituals.
People
are wonderful.
Churches
are
regardless
w] how difficult
it may be
"made o_ people attd ivi_q among thmit
The. only reid way to- get rid of an
is _heilling.
By our constant
encounter
eueml/is
to make a _rieud of him.
with them, even tn some abrasive situaWork widely in your contntllnily;
eat
ti6us, we are enribhed,
polished,
and
with ""publicans
and
sinner.s";
make
made
better,
Above
all, you'l
enjoy
Iriends
o_ all the deiffhbors
and iheir
working
with
the Galilean
who went
dogs. Build
for your
church
andt /'or
oboist dolug good.
As R_ served,
ymt
yoi_rsc[/' acm t t _it9 i _ge which ioill
wil! .serve,
By His:,exa_]ple
yo u Will
enable'you
to walk erect itt anU yro tp, • find life's ass_gumeuts
possible of acThis will 1Je one of. yo_tr mosi di/'/'icnlt
contplish_teut..
Walk close to Hint had
" assignntents
i_t many parishes,
w_ttch His ntetbods._ind
dttitudes.
Li/'e isn't very
long.: What
you do
The doetriues
you have confessed
are
you will have to do in a little spa_t 0/' - .sou_t'd. the church
you have entered
_s
. time.
You can't e_ arge l!fd much
by
wholesome,
and the future is bright.
It
lengthening
it. Your only chance is to
bblongs
to yolt and others
toho will
wideu it. This is d6ne _y J,c¢inq
each
joi_ you year after year.• It will be _
day f.ulL" o/' the ntiidstries
which
are
miserab'/e
experience
if //oil ask it iv
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Ilono_ you; but if you-go into seeking to
serve
with hnmlii(y
and to love with
integrity, you will flnd'the ehu:reh warm.
to ,keep
• affectionate,
and honest.
You will find
some small-souled
inen who will try to
make for themselves
nn empire and'will
seek to accomplish
it b'y political man-
that
with the confidence
of good people.
So
live that U_hen nightfall
comes at :the
end of. the day, and "at rite end of life.
you will have no cause
to think
any
Dear Son:.
I read the other
day
wbere
Albert
rea'elt that point of maturity,
Well. San, I lust bad to say IL For last
Sunday
you got some
firings eft your
ebest, hut you didn't get them into my
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people
not content
to be
re.wrong.
They
demand
to be t01d why
it is wrong,
By thi_ they mean what harm the sin
will do to their mental_'spifitual,
a_d.
physicfil
welfare.
If we
dig deep
[
endugh,
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wlt
there
because
arbitrary.
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sucTiffs
little
shows that they.are
told' thai something
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The Nazarano Preacher
Jauncey_'
people:back
particular
from
feature
unhapp[.
depends
upon the fact that sexual
intercourse
tends
to crystallize
love in the subc6nseious,
where
it can be the basis
.
on..The
followingc_sehistm:y
willillustrate,
Dianne
hadn't
been
married
more
than
a few
mon:ths- before
she not
only
lost all interest
.in sex.
but it
"became
repugnant
,to her.
The subsequent
analysis.revealed
an almost
.of all:kinds
of u;oublcs later,
something
like this because
many
of . forgotten
adventure
a t high
school
the
traditional
props,
a r e being
when she had beet/intimate
just once
knocked
from underneath
him. There
with a boy who dated
her.
At first
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was a time when he could: appeal
to
she could
not remember
any
such
the dangers'of.pregnancy
and disease
incident
(and
this itself, was-slgnifias deterrents,
but these are fast losing,
cant)
but
gradually
it came
back.
their" force.
The'new.
contraceptives
This one act was sufficient
to t:ause
are approaching
100 percent
reliabilher
tobe,
emotionally
tied to this
ity, and the new wonder drugs, have
boy in her subconscious,long
after he
greatly
reduced
the terrors
of veneral
had
disappeared
from
her life and
disease • (although
that
is still _'ith
from her conscious
mind.
Her frigidus m significant incidence),
fly was the protest of her subcon-
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newspa.pe
, to keep
are finding
ess_ disturbance
This
to a recent
psychologists
in.men(al
' "known
feature
of human
ps_;ehie
_ makeup..Yet
knowledge
of-this
teature' can enbi'mousl_¢
strengthen
tlie
hand of-the
pastor
or counsellor
who
is trying
to )promote
the biblical
position on premarital chastity.
" Now
the
modern
minister,
needs
sage directed toward tbeir needs--a, message l'rom God. That means _that you
transcend
your own problems and act as
Ged's oracle in Ills "pup l speak ng.to llis
people,
It takes a pretty big man to isolale his
own problems in order to'meet
the needs
of others. The compensations
are rich to
that man who through God's grace • can
:nd adequate always.
i?tCttristian
fraternity,
Ja rues
" among" -young.
coeds
who have
cumbed
to the "new morality."
is not surprising
in ?view of a
TIle lwo /llsiingaisbed
ministers laughed
at eacb other as 'ibig_' men can:. but it
said solnethirig to ,me about a few men 1
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a "suunding
boarll 'r for personal problems--and
all men have them!
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ACCORDING
Z Jk l:eport,
an increase
Ed-
most industrious,
tile, most effieieut,
and
the most wh61esome
husband
itl the
community.
Site took you. t,or better or
for worse.
Give her a good investment,
May God be with yo_t and keeli you.
May He make
you strong
when
the
loads are lleavy, _coarageous
when
life
Bible
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By
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nto, my•heart."
Look at'the other side of tim coin. Ilere
is a hungry people Wh9 are depending
upon you to grace that pulpit with ames-
I_ILO L. ARNOLD*
.*PJ'ofessor of, practical theology,
unhappiness"
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_s forced to be:to fit into the fl:ante you
provide for it:
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The lovely wi_e who sh'ares your ndventure,
who. partakes
in your yentares, and whose love /'or God and ]or
you involves
her so intimately
in your
ortunes
deserves
to be the wife of a
great man.
She "will be l)roud of you,
not beeadse.the,world
calls you great,
but because day and night site will discover you to be a man with a great
'soul. a solid irttegrity,
ahd an unselfish
love.
She'll
help
ym_
ulore
"can know.
Slle wants
to
live titan
with you
the
Yours
from
got it off yourchest.but not
.ward Day told K. Morgan Edwards alter
the Ifttter's sermon. "You got it off your
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bhck
fences
' The Psychological Arg ument Ag ainst Promiscu'ity
disfavor
lingers
in the mind
of God.
Never be _shamed
of a,small office, but
be terribly
asllamed
if you find tltat
you have been a Snla,ll man.
Life is measured
by the dimensions
of your soltl.
It ismade
good by th_
integrity
o[ your choices,
the g_Jieieney
of your labors,
arid. the lolse bartering
of your hours. It is as big asymt.dare
to make it. It is as excitingas
you allow
it to be. It is as narrowttnd
small as it
"
people
as
.
but you need not.be
their apparent
see-
-eess, for time has ways of eroding men. , "You
who are made
of inferior
,_tnff. Long ' "
after riley are gone, you will be.6"usted
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designed
difference
a
I
them
about
are
make
envors,
selfish
pro,about
o,id
i. ustiee
tothe,ae,,
"tlbydoing
e,...ro,I
will not like
too alarmed
.laws
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They
Christian
is always
some
God's laws are
are designed
"
church,
El
Such
never
as fences
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Paso,
scious
violation
of that- ,
of the eases el psy-,
"chically
indtieed
frigidity
or iml)otence
are due more
to subconscious
guilt than subconscious
love.
No matterhowmuch
young'personsrational-'
ize their
intuitively
sexual
acts. deep down
know it is still virong.
psychic
result
is cancers--subconscious
that most
dangerous
This
may
then
attach
itsell
Tax.
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against,a
deep-downlove.
However, most
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The
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to the
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it about,
and gradually
el;ode it until it destrays it. Thm'e is plenty of evidence
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to shov_ that ,this_. may occur in even
that the most effective way.for a girl
to lose her man is to allow him to be
intimate with her.
"
Marriage sometimes defeats itsown
themost sophisticated
people,
The
unconscious
(br ctmscious)
guilt which
accompanies
an illicil
pu_'posE, for this vm'y reason.
except
in the case of shallow
immature
men. m0rriage
brings
But
'and
in a
to cripple in ot:her,_arezis as we!l_nr
into a l'elfftionship
which ts permasexual
instead• tielI know
may sI_rdad_far
of one manbeyond
who had
sex."deeper
neat andpsychology,
whieli lias that
the of
sanction
eriteringof
a complete 'breakdown
in his fifties
God and society.
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because of an indiscretima
when he
. It appears't'hat
the basic psycht_logwas
17. illustrate
This isan tileextreme
case, that
but
it does
destr_action
can be' caused by this kindeft wrongdoing,
Not all the damage is lf.;1_g-range
ical rehction
men : isto-unmarried
sexualof yoo,,g,
intercourse
diffelt:at from that. of young women. To
the-boys
it is the end of the hi{at:
to the girls it. is the cementing
of
by, any -echo
meaias.ihe I misery
have hadof countless
others
a girl, I
will'can
Jane• lonewas
a freshman
in collbge_ very much in love with a
fellow. After h few nmnths they hecame engaged a_d then he began to
put on tile pressure,
argiaing that i-f
she real]y loved him shi_ would sub-
hive.
Of course law.
this is
far fl_om
an incx(mahle
Mat_y
girls heing
show
.reaction
the
,
of boys and vice versa.
Bat it" is suffici(tntly
comprehensive
to act Ll.(;_ wal:nitlg.to
any girl who
imagines that hdr lo_'er's reaction to
sex is going _.o be th_ so-me as hers:
In that way lie h_artbreak
ahd disaster,
This does not mean that the Casa'nova goes-scot-free
psychologicall:,,,
He may appeal" to be going front one
-mit..He
said they wer6' married
in
their hearts anyway.
Reluetanlly. she
agreed.
But 16 her "dismay, after
• about a month of intimacy lie began
:-
to lose ittterest in'her.
Soon the engagemeni:wps
aba'ndoned.
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Her- heartbl;eak
was pathetic.
The
sexual
_:elations had succeeded
in
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The
Uazt_ol_
P_octchoz
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(2hristian
case for chastity
is this:
God has 'built our.psychological
noture in such a way that premarital
sexual relations are alien to its: best
welfai'e, and 'those who indulge
in
fornication
do so at the peril of their
own welfare and those they" are explaiting for temporary'sensual
gain.
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and w
thoil_h
short
timse, l,:vandays"
rltnsl,htur_,
at,list Ruth wnsn gi_uat to this writer as
hi. listened to th, e rot) ileetit _ stwaker
years nt_o ilt Jamestown.
N.D.. C, W..
Ruth's d,-iys on eart'h were frdm 1865 t_
19.11. Ifi, _'as horn near QEnkertowr.."
•Pa.. anti whs 'f'_illed to heaven from the
carn./)us of Asbtmy College, Wilmore. Ky.,
lie served'his
generation as one of th0
foremost holiness evangelists.
As I recall him now. his lahors of love stand
" out tilreefold,
bed to" another with-impunity,
but it
is ..pever . that. _,easy. t-to , is _paying
an
.
awful price m.suhcons(_tous
gudt and "
in the deteriorati0n"df
h'is own char-
c(_mEnting her love.for
a man.who
actor..
no longer wanted her. Now shame
But someone may ask. "Don!t psy-"
at what she had done added "to her
chologistsadvochte
free love for mengrief, to bring, her close to a sm'ious
tal health?"
Very few competent'and
breakdown,
responsible
psychiatrists
would take
AnothEr serious factor showed itthat stand today.. Tha't is a relic of
self in this case. and this is not un- . the Freudian
re'a, and psychology
has
common
With many men, seduction " gone d long way since the n, It is.krue
is an ego-satisfying
adventure
and:.
that all psychologists
wouldwarn
of
that is all So when.thee conquest
is tl_e da.nger of repressaon,
but most
complete_
tl;_e motivation
has been
would approve: of sltppressio_t.
ReSatisfied
and then they have to empression
is th6 refusal to recognize
bark on another
adventure.
Meanthe sex urgE, thus driving it underwhile tile original girlhas
served he_ _ ground.
Supprgsmon
is the selfpurpose
and is abandoned
like a. co.ntrbl wl_ich recognizes
it as good
squeezed-out
d_'ange,
and normal, but delays it until cirThe implieatiml,
ill
FtlOSt
cases,
is
CUltlstancEs
ai'e right.
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Now in. spite of all this. the courtseller would be going too'far
if he
maintaiued
that dire psychologii:al
elfccts will follow evm'y caze of feralcation. This would be like saying that
everyone
who smoke_s x':ill get lung
cancer,
The Irutl_-which
strengthens-the
_'
it)
of x.l("err. /-tisseehers.ran
into/Ill,
theIlfiitlt
thousands.
.
. 2. EvaJ_g_lisl Ruth was the possessor
of a trencha_lt pen.
Its deep-cutting
powers carved .out some of the best
articles on many pha_es of holiness "
which then current-, editors of all baliess periodicals
would
gladly
print.
Being _ good student and a former
printer, he knew how to write and lie
had a large reading audiefice d_rougnout.
the _anon, He.also wrote several books
on the subject of holiness _,vhich are
. considered
classics. He kept l_is pen
1: He continually
preached with a . warm t 9 thevery enct.
"
Iriumplicznf _tote of- victory. His chief
3. God used C. ,W. Rutb to tie "the
aim was to see to it that every listener"
ttolines_ people _ogethm" from coast to
m his audience sotight
and obtained
coast• As a carr.o meeting.speaker,
Ruth
"second-blessin_
holiness."
Invariably
land labored in all points atthE eomp:_ss
' his positive preaching would he _31assified He .had been witb P. F. Bresee and
as _,xpositorv, and.more particularly tbe
church
California.
On"
tem'bings of t h e Scriptures
oia i.he
s.'/w tl_ein worth'
bf tbi6 Later
newly while
formi_d
migl_ty truth of saner fientior_,
the train and .in prayer, ,be-said,
"O
As a believer in audience pa_'ticipaLord, why can't we have an organized
'tion of the service• he would ask the
church from coast to coast?" And soon
people to /_ring their Bibles ted follow
116set himself to work and brought, to along as he turned nage after page expass tim meetii'_g of the "East and tire
plaining what the "Book" bad to reveal
West:' io the. Chicago
GEneral Asconce/'ning hpliness of heart anti life. It
semb|y of 1907. and.the,
next one at
" has been shld, that in his 55 years of . Pilot Palm, TE_.. in 1908..It was tile
holiness evangelism he literally wore io
spirit and personality
of C. W: Ruth
tatters more than 20 Bibles
But the
that worked and labored'to bring :these
anointing on l_im made the truth that
brancbes of noble people together and
much more triumphnnt.
It w_s positive
thus weld tbe groups,into a mighty.force
lmown-the
over now as the
Clmrch of the world
Nazarene•
*ConulllSstoned
Iune,
1970
evatlgellsl
Kankakee,'
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Getting
out of
the
that
most
vacation
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Wehave
veered away from the idea of rest
and rela:_ation
for. the body
and
Illustrations"
recently that"God
built
.the'world
on a program
of pulsation
and pause. Plants need winter as well
as summer.
Time is divided into day
spirit. There is always someplace
to
go, a sight-seeing
trip, the glow of a
new thrilling
experience,
and .we
often travel
great "distances
during;
., s]eep."
and
night--a time to work anda time
Richard
Taylor
says,
"Holidays
shoul_l-be
the spice of life. not the
chuck]e in vacation
my newspaper
so-called
tim e.explains
Today's a
vacation thfas: _'A v_cation is a period
When you exchange
good •dollars for
•main- 'dish."
A Wise mlnister
will :bad quartqr£"
And we too often• re' know how to use his vacation
tihae
turn home from the strain with no
profitably.
He will
invest
rather
recuperation
of b0dy_
rest
and
than waste it. Recreation
must not
stimulus
of mind; or sweet fellowhe"wreckreation."
Pastimes and play
'hhip with our Savior.
Let me sugperiods
are essentidl,
but life must
gest that we try a vacation where.we
not be h perpetual holid_yl
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,.rest a while.". H_ive a little fun and
Some preachers
I have known were
wholesomepleasm'e;
take some time
literally"
fagged out" after their sofor bodily exercise;
but don't forget
called vacation.
They made it strenthe rest period for the .reading of a
uous in'stead
of relaxing,
harmful
good book and meditation
on things
" rather
than helpful,
destructive
indivine.
"
stead of: "upbuilding:
Leisure
time
D. L..Moody i.ook four months each
should
be used' to build character,
summer wlien.he was secluded. Billy
strengthen
the body,and
restore deGraham returns:to
his.home as often
pleted energy.
One must learn how
as possible. He has built for himseH
"to run his'machlne,
take proper ex_ind [aniily a stri'ctly private
home
ereiso, sleep well; .live plainly,
and
which isnot accessible, for the-public.
keep his total life under Gbd'a conHe:withdraws
from public contacts
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trol. Many a man proudly boasts, "I
and engagements
while he uses his
have my ear under control."
which
time profitably
for physi_:.al"exercise,
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_s J'ight and proper,- hut has not
reading, study, and prayer, and thus
learned that his. body ."is the .temple ' "prepares himself for his great revival
of the Holy Ghost, '_ to be iised .only
crusades. In One crusade he reports he
for the glory of God.: Strike _ proper
lost 20 pounds. Therefore
he must •rebalance
in your li_ for work and'.sort
ever and anon to'.l_is retreat for
play..
.
relaxation and recuperation.
When our Master said to HisdisIf Jesus a.sked .His disciples to seek
eiples, "Come ye yourselves
apart in- "a 'quiet place of rest, it may be well
to a desert place, and rest a while"
for _as 'to consider
the true." merits
(Mark 6:31), He expressed
a differof His kind and considerate
invitaent concept from that in general vation to d01ikewise.
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R_t.ovi_o,
1 pray you
may prosper
the a/fhirs of the chui'ch, weddings,
1.$
in.every
way/and
keep well-:funerals, mad social events_ and many
as indeed your soul is keeping well"
other
necessary
engagements--all
(Moffatt).
demaod a preacher's
Ume and sap his
Piety:,!s not a synonym for invalidenergies.
Because of many pressures
ism
The body "is the home..of
the
and manifold dutiesthe
minister must
soul• and man is greatly
influencedlearn how' and when to work and'
by his dwelling pla'ce The pl:eacher!s
When to play. A proper
b_ilance is
body, as well as his soul. is_a vital
necessars(.
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factor of success in all his ministraE. Stanley Jonesisstilrgoingstrong
lions. Physical vitality gives.quality
past 80. He says, "I want to go full
and ton'e to the ministry,
but feeble
steam until the bpiler bursts."
In
.nerves. acidity, of the stomach
.and
1963 he spent •six months
hop.ping
langhid _bcaring
destroy
the magh'om one missionary
outpost to .annetic fot_ce and vital power of the
other 'in Asia and "Latin America,
preacher.'
Therefore•it.
m esseritial
filling
736 preaching
engagements,
that the servant
of God take proper
and spent his "vacation
writing
hls
care of body and soul.,
twenty-fourth
bookma
spiritual
auThere are times when the mini_icr
tobiography.
He humbly-says,
,I can
must be expendable.
It is more comdo as muei_ now as I could 40 years
mendable
"to wear out than to rust
ago. I can s/ill do 30 pushups with"
out." And a faithful minister will be " out breathing
hard."
He credits his
- " a hardworking
than. The draft on the .energy to eight hours of good sleep
physical forces of the pi_/i3it is greatat nigh't,'plus
"grace, grass [his Word
er than most people realize, and'pasfor vitamins]
and gumption."
"
toi-a] labors_.--ealling
on t'h esiek.
'Dr. Haegler/of
Switzerland
is re-'
praying
with the dying, Comforting
. ported in have discovered
that more.
the 15creaved and heartbroken,
point-"
oxygen is used in a day's toil than
ing the convicted
and despairing
to
is _reeovered. in a night of rest, and
the onlySavior
who can heal both
the Sabbath rest makes up for the
body a.nd soul, and administering
all
cumulative
losses ofthe week. Phys' _
iologieally
it is true of respiCation,
•I{lchla|ld. Waah.
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blood pressure,
and the heartbeat.
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Machineryl
animals..a
n d mankind
need the sabbatic i.est period. Fletcher Galloway
told us in his "Lesson
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strength" (Isa, 30:15),
June, 1970
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II
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those
whe
:here
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are
good
once
"took Greek t_-
reasons
for
"
brushing
up
"':
the passage
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PaSTO_ Is Btrsy. Perhaps.there
sharp disagreement
about a passage:
.L
are tim_s when he feels that he .the pastor can ill afford to clioose beis too busy to spend "X" numberof
tween'them
on tbe basis of _vlmt he
hours in his study, too busy to take
likes the be_t [or his coming Sunday
a vacation i too busy to share a am- .sermon.
Far too .often, thetois-busy.
-ment With liis wife and c'hild_:eu. It
pastor
cheeks
several
translations.
is right for the pastor to be bug:,,,
and then chooses the one which most
It is .wrong for him to be toobus_/. It • read ly lends.itself
to an alliterative
is Wrong for thepastor
to be ion busy
sermon
title cather
than
the one
,,to award
15 minutes
of his. daily
which best represents
the Greek text.
'schedule
'to the study of his Greek
:The pastor
who is" really, too busy
New Testament.
To avoid il. through
should se_:iously co_:_sider thf' alternafear. to overlook
it through
ignotire .of comparing
one or two good
rance, to deny its place
in sermon
translations
with the Greek.text"
lot"
preparation;
is to settle for less.iban
. accuracy.. He can thereby save on the
the best. It is-to be 1oo busy.
time it wmfld otherwise
take 'for him
The
classic
m'gument
which
is
to read dab dozens of recent ironsadvanced agailast tbe use of t'_ae New
lations and l_araph/'ases oil the'marTestament
in its m'iginal language is
ket. Tbe Greek
text is a veritable
that there.at}e
many world-fanxo'us
gold mine of "preaching
points" if it
sclt01ars
who "have. given' accurate
is properlyworked,
tl:anslations
which the too-busy pasA second
argumem
is _h/tt the
tor may use. Ttiis argpment
should
many
commomar es available
prehe attacked
as the error of the unerupt the'need for-study of tbe Greek
informed.
Too many scbolai's are not
text. This argumem
too needs close
of the
Wesleyan-Arminian
persuaexamination.
The best commentai'y
sionl and their
starting points will
on arty book of the Bible is without
not allow eertaib
passages
to read .doubt'the
dUe'written
with reference _
correctly.
John Wesl@ saw the Cal-:
to the "'original
text. the Smealled
vinistic
slantandof be
[he felt
popular
versionOf . pastor,
"c rit[eaI'_
of
his day
the need
can commentary.
easily cbecl_ theTile.careful
reliability
making his.own translation:
Further.
" of the comment
by using a Greek
if great scholars of equal meri.t are in
]exicoi_ ahd a good grammar.
But
even more importantly,
the. pastor
can often
better
understand
the
Instructor
In biblicallanguages.Nnzarene•student
Theological
Seminary,
Kansas
Cily,
Mo,
commentary
itself
after
examining
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Naza_refio
Preachor
Pastor.
you minister
to many
spa-
cialists. "More and more they' expect
you to be a speeialist-aa
specialist
in psychology,
in finance, in administration. in visitation, inpublie
relafinns. But your Iirst calling is to be
who
examines
it Chrefully'
a nd "-dust
on yourin Gi'eek
New Perhaps
Testamentthe
the Greek
t6xt thai,,
b!,' th'e paslor
a.spccialist
the Word.
prayerfully.
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is sl/nply Ih,S dust of a. man who is
The busy pastor might agree .that
"busy bard and tliere."
If so, it is the
it.is impm'tant
for him to study 0m
dusl of a man who is fop busy. ReGreek New Testament.
but the enormove tbe dust with consistent-daily
rnity of the task may discourage
hfiu.
usage and. neve_;let
it collect there
Perhaps
the "best _starting
point for
again.. Then present the message of
.the pastor who has little tim'e is the.
the New Testament
to your people.'
word-study'approach.
For example,
not as the message of a strange and
" was it with "power"
or "authorit:r"'
mystical tongue whii:h".nnly, you..can
(d]l mns m" exoasia)
that Cbrist oxunder:stand,
but as tile. message
of
palled the demons?
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is not.a magic wand; its use does not
assure one of total accuracy:
But it'
does increase
his chances
for the
best interpretation.
MOre errors are
preached by t re.pastor wbooverlooks _
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in his own way.
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love for' "people and a sincere desire to minister
to.all tbe people ot every age ,'ind class will..create
a demand for
. a minister's
services.
People still respbn d to-loqe, to interest,
and
to spiritual concern.
.
IF_he
is more interestc:d in service than in status.
In the later years of a man's life,be may no! be able to continue.
to carry the load of responsibility,
and activity he carried in emqier
years.
Some of our ministers
who bave served
some-el
otir larger
churlzhes
have continued
to give "excellmat
serwce
in smaller
churches
without feeling downgraded
or demoted.
Long after some
have turned aside."these
men'contifiue
to minister
with joy and fruit:
fulness bbcause they we'e Willing.to enter the "t_pen doors" available
. to them by the pro_,ident;es'of Goyt and the will of t!ae church.
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IF--he
continues
to make
his puipit
ministry
a fresh
and
anointed exposition of God!s Word ....
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What happens in that pulpit is more important.today
than ever
before
God's Word still speaks.t0
men's' need, Set'raohs fresh and
!"
.
fervent,
afhime an
withabundant
holy love,
still inpenetrate
hearts of from
sinnersa heart
and pt:bduce
harvest
tlm lives the
of
'the saints.
Look beyond
50. m' 60, m" even 70 for some! Your ministry
can be a growing one, em'iehed by the years and blessed in increasing
measure by the Holy Spirit. Pat_l summed it up like thig, '!We never
give up" (II Col.. 4:11], Living Letters}.
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but it shows appreciation
of the congregation
who
ttie Lord
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It in= '
voh,e;s a constm:tt _orking
at the.job,
day in and day out, With every
avail:able tool.
It looks like the Lordhas
fixe_d it ul_ until one cannot get out of
work
any .lash
situation.
instance,
a man in has
hair to For
comb,
he hasif
Some
more
may
incre_e
with
little
face
to wasli.
One
may
as
well
mtlngbeCaUSefaetor.°f
prestigeButortheSOmeaverage•Other
PwhatantoheisW°rkti.yingattothedo,
job regardless
of
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church
must
work
hard
at the lob.
Usually
themost
fru tful contacts are
using every legitimate
means.available,
pdrsons who are knOWn by members
6f
and toning it up with as much sanctified
the congregation
Consequeltly,
your
lmagipation
as possible.
I recall
the
pegple should be challenged
to be alert
story of a.small
busi, nessman;whose.es1o all inleresied
persons, relaying
tbeir
tablishmcnt
was sand',viched
.between
names arid data to tim pastor. The pas-
be alert each service
to welcome
these
persons
and g:aide
them to "their respective
Glasses,
A letter of 9ppreciation
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The Nazarene
Preacher
Knowing
that someone
noticed
them
and remembered
them is like a magnet
[.hat drm.vs them back" ag _ n a _d again,
to the fellowship
of a thoughtful
e mrc _.
E'_en though
they are from a distdnt
city, such a. letter, will conjure,
up a
warmth of goad fechng as they rmncmber
the
church
withknows
the
mobile
nationthey'visited.
that We have,Andkcho
btit.that
tilts very family
may decide
someday
to 3nave up•your
direction
to
make your churell their heine church?
You remember
the'scriptural
injunction
to'"cast
t_y bread upon the watersfor
thou shalt
fiml it after
many-days':
(Eccles. 11:] I.
The wise re'an of.old
said. "He that
- ,,
winheth
souls shall
is wise
God. to
grant
such wi.4dom
be given
us, that
and
.
"contact
dynamic"
it may be asking
it:self the question:
"Wherb
are all the
people?"
while
its adequate
message
goes.unheard
andunheeded
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co.ce ns,
lronic.lly,tot ouldhefaithful
infollowing
nO:
both of these.-concerns
put on a huge,
the_e contacts, not only in order to help
sale with their glaring posters
covei'ing
- bring them into the chtlrch, hut to entbeir Windows.
The poor man-caught
courage tile members
who have sought
between
.the
hor_ts
of this
dilem'ma
out these persons.
I know qpe pastor"
found
a wa:¢ out.
He merely
had.a"
who has 'done a magnificent
job tnenlarge 'sign made" xqith these, words
on
larging
his congregation
and memberit: "MAIN ENTRANCE,"
and placed
it
Ship, who h_ promised
his pdople, that
over his door. Lo_'o will fihd a way in
if they.ask
him: to call on someone
he
lg for tile Lord.
will do it. Then, when and if the conChurch anti Sunday school attendance,
tacts attend
the clmrch
as visitors,
he
on the average, depends on a continuous
asks th:em tostand
and also the original
effdrt on the part'of
pastor and people " informer,,
andsays:
'We at:e delighted
to reach out and loueh new people. 'Dais
to "have /dr. and Mrs. Jones
with. us
is not easy, There is no simple way to
today forthe
first time. They are the
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"StaleJintendent, Northwest District.
them to eomei" This technique
not only
secretary
,qnd.
other person-
dance of new people sent by file pastor
the follow,ring week
after their
attendance
brings a warm glow to anyone.
spaced
and adultS.in
calls upon
the new
their family
respective
_ould prosmake
thatpursue
to
We will
it. have
T_m world']s
the'. will bidding
and purpose
high
peels.
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devotion
of 4he populace
forits
" Naturally,
the arrival
at. the clmrch
mnny-facctcd
.'operetta _ Cubs,
organof any. of these-amy
persons shou]d_he
izations,
groups of all'kinds_some
good
a thing of pleasant
and lasting joy to
and
some
bad
are out _'or new ad.the strangers._ .... This, of . course
involves
herents.
Their promotion
and assumed
a follow-through
techmque
on the part
benefits
are
aftracting
multitudes
of
of the attendance
committee,
x(,ho will.
people.
Unless. the church
sharpens
its
effort
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neltovisltthbsepeople,
A new
famfly-prospeEt,shoald
he
balled Ul_On by represeniotivc
personnel
from the church.
Sunday school teachers
of respective
age-groups
bf
children
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keep
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hopper
full of new contacts.
This
m true m any buslrfess, and the business
of the Kingdom
Is the grf'atest.business
•in the worhl.
Alertness
at this point can
mean
the
difference
between
success
or failure,
of increase
or decrease,
.
groups
through
the attendance
pastor, who v,,ill delegate
Contact Dynamics
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cemmittee"
lis_ should
distributed
tile cam.m!ttee
each be
'week,"
and calls,to either
hy.
phone-or
personate-person,
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be
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bas worked for
valuable
contact -prograin.-.This adjunct
mlast beto a-your
handpicked.group
'headed
by an "attefldance
secretary."
This person'should
be consecrated,
tactful, energetic,
and resourceful,
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is not simply
his ability
to
love humble
people,
but tel'do
itwithout
'self-conscmusneas.
Some
are disdainful
of humble
people,
and show
it. in dozens
of self" conscmus
ways
Othm's
are
gracious
and kind.
but wilh
an inner
smugness.
Still others
really feel at liome--at.ease--among
the-10wly;
and upon
other occasions
equally
at. ease among.the
elite•
They
see
the lowly
as people,
lovable,
intexesting
of infinite
"<alue; and this
is. exactly,
t m way they
see ted
more
refined
and afflnettt.
They
are all people, created
by God, needing
Christ,
and moreover,
needing
the pastors
as:Christ's
minister.
This .is the true
freedom,
from
foelis]i pride
On the one hand, 'and
equally
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deep is tile darkness_ The drums Ileal. It seems Satan. flnds n_.re anti more
recruits. Help me to wm some or this vast.company or heathen that are almost
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tilem? Tiley are unsaved, some of them. Others need splritual help, 1 tried on
furlough; hut there was so little time Iletween the traveland
many-services.
O Lord. help Cousin
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The N"
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one is
family
of Nazarencs
I hoped
call something
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But with
everyol]e
too busy,
it seems, whom
Lord. help
them could
to find
in my letters, and ill tile llerafd o[ lfoflness Which [ am sending tilem, flint
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O Lord, lay it on that pastor's heart to once more rail on dear Sister If. She
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old memher_ in the church I pastured before coming to Africa• TIle church
has heen closed s) I contacted I)er )3' a•Cilllrrh or tile Nazarene Jn n neighbor.
ing town. There were two or three contacts, and then _all seemed to stop.
Mrs. !! is hungry f r her own Church'-of tile Nazarene. ,Site.lies very litile
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In tire meantime, a Seventh.Day
Adventist friend has
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in the growth of his c hurch
In lknowheintendedlo'eaa,
x-',u my _ousi,, B. and his wife. Tile.,,' are quite
near n Clturcix dr. the Nazarene. hut it seems they have not Ileefi _ontaeted,
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A NEW
ilimtoclllandpraywithller,
Add tile/,. Lord. I.hri.lg
tile oilier day from
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T'hen,Lord. You know thilt letter I received
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To help you evaluate your.progra[r a brand-newfilm nas been pro.
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][_lh _]ni_ ltro_)nl St_
LIL'LII.I J_lilp, J_[]T _l_
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"_l
. that
inspire' Ifaith,
booksspiritually.
of testimony,
of
insigbts,
develop
The
arewhatyoure,hd."WbenIreadbeblcs
mind sod soul have to feed upon some.And I repeat that to a great exient"you,
thing. Just-as
we like to exchange
new
recipes,
fashion
and decorating
ideas,
hobbies,
travel experiences,
we. nedd to
"share new recipe.s fdr Christian IN'ing..
One can soon discover if a writer noeepts and knows Christ and has n liv. tag rehttinnship
withHim..
Many limes "
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I hage.been
gi'ehtly helped tn areas in
whieb-smne
other Christian has excelled•
but realized
at"the
same time.that
the
writer didWt knbw some of ttm cxperiences
I knew. But I gleaned the help I
needed• and "spit out tim seeds."' Ihave
redeve(
imnmlsu?abe
hell) on such
subjects
,as positive
thinking,
whenin
reality I felt I knew mucl(more
about
tim "saving grace
of
Jesus
thdn .the
Wrimr. but I didn't know'as
much shout
positive
tlfinking
,as he, and so I used
his ideas to build upon my own.Christian foundation,
and profited greatly.
Our main excuse for not reading more
is that we have no time. Undm'standable!
But [ find when '_ consistently
neglect reading
good.books
I det:line in
growth, in inspiration,
and ideas
A young
minister's
wife thrilled
my
s0ul this week when she told me that.
although
she lutd done little,
reading
. .
previously,
she lind come to realize that
she needed
to.read
This lady ires two
preschool
children
and is one of the
most active pastors'
wives I know.
In
their present p0storate
she,aml bet h/as k
band
have
won between
30 and ' 40
brand-new
couples to Cbrist: She works
at it eonstantly
and is sold on "'personal
"
fellow_hi ) evangelism"
as 'sbe calls it."
But back to h_r story: This young lady
told the Lord she weald read, but she
must find a' time. And'with
real-enthusiasm sire
told me." "The Lord lies
given
me .a quiet,
time
for reading
and devotions
about one and a half
• "hours each day. When tim childreninke
their naps, I.put
a tape over the doorbe_, take the 4eceiver
off tbe phone,
take'my
Bible and the.book
tam
readrag, and go. to the .d(_n in the basement,
God hss given me this time that is :so
34
fortify
own soultohave
or I have
to
give my
out.. lhcme
interfere,
this nothing
time n,
!'Often I.am tempted to put the clothes
important
to my soul, and I let nothh,g
in.the
madfine
to bewashing
at this
time• or I remember
that
thb meat
,sho_ahl be taken
from the freezer
to
"thaw..and
I tttink of a myriad of other
little i.hings that I sbould
do before .I
start my quiet time, ImtI disc pliue mvself. Nothing,
but *tothinfll must intrude
upon'this
time.. Even when I bear n,3
little -14-montb-old
boy awake and moving shout, I just let him play upstair.,
until I fifiisb my quidt time
Oh. liow
much I mn learning,
including some. ntis- "
,takds .I have .made' in my naive zeal!
I've hecn telling others Shout this'wonderful quiet time God has given nm for
persoflal
improvement
of my nth_d aml
soul: And I k_aow that when nay children no longer take naps; and my daily
routine ebanges, God will ahosys help me
find a quiet time."
" ' "
We ,'ill bare need of this, • and most of
"
t is.will
have to exercise
real discipline
to achieve
it. We need tt_ be able to
recommend
and toshare
good books. In
some of oui" churches
there has been an
entbusiafftie
reading
group
that
con. stantly pss_ed around
'helpful
books,
I
lm_.,e, bought as many us-four' copies of.
.a book which _vas outstanding,so
several
could be reading
it at once• If I feel a
book is exceptional,
I get extra copies to
, keep for my girls' futurolibrliries..
Besides
the personal
]benefits,
reading makes
you a better Sunday
school
teacher, a more competent
witness,, and
often a type'0f
"reader's
digest" for your
husban_t.
You'll
feel
real
satisfaction
'.when he makes use of someth'ing
in l)is
sermon
that youl have' relayed
to him
from #our reading,
..
.
.Mark your books.
Make thein tools;
A wh eblack someone loaned me a book,
anti •after reading
only two-chnpter_
I
•
was so exclted
over it I went right to
the phone and ordered it from the book-.
store.. I ]liSt had to mark it for my own
use..
From time to time we hope to reeommend some books or have short reviews
in this section.
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"_TUDY
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Heb.
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Exhortation "
4:i,'11;
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16
By Vernon t. WilcoX*
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Three ve.rses in :this chaptet_ open with
pi'ecisely the same ferret a.. Let us therefore." Tiffs -presupposes
_omcthing
gone
• before to ?,v c reference must be made if
we
art. into not
undemmnd
exhortation.
Word
dark nndthediffieuh
as a God's
rule,
terrible nnd of"doubl ds rathei'harmlessZ-not undeJ.'standing
ttmt this is the prime
xstrunmnt of Satan in'defeating
hs. To
quote Hedding: "Doubt.backs.
a man .up
against
too
scared to the
come Wall
out!", of his mimmum,
if we bring toits study an openmind_
an
One never accomplishes anything besides
intelligent,
ressonable
mode of interpretsfailure while i)bsd_edlby
doubt. Questionlion. and a willingness to obey its message,
ing is a "search for something strong 'and
'Muchunnecessary,
fruitless'argumen't
aboutable to bear one's weighl[, but doubt (active
. the Bible co,aid be-avoided if we studied it
unbelief) is the enemy of all that. is good,
in tilts receptive manner• Let us come then : the implicit dm3ial of every ideal, find the
. to this imssage of scripture
to receive enbuilt-in conditioner .of every spiritual failtighte'hment
for
oui'
minds,
and
encourageure.
as we elephants,:
would
ment for our Imarts.
rabid We
dog,should
a hordeleerdoubt
of rampaging
. :
or tbe bubonic plague.
Israel failed at this point of flnbelief
I. "LET Us TitrmzrosE FeAs."
They saw the good land,.the
grapes, the
To leeris'not
coward y if it is based on
honcy,_the ntilk--ali
the" pleasant life God
"" a recognition- of danger.
The dearer
iJ
wanted_ tOt.give them--but
they doubted:
here dearly set forth: tbat even thougb a" either His power or Hi_ .purpose-to
lead
promise has been given we may still come
them in' and give it. to them. So the),.
•shaft"of
realizing
it. At first this might . wandered utitil they died--a whole generaseem to indicate
that. God could fail to
tiofi of unbelievers,
We are exltorted to
keep His. pi'omise, but we imlhcdiatsly
re-.
fear this tragedy for ourselves, and thereby
ject this as being both unworthy
of His
to enter thesoul
rest God has planned for
"
" Jntegrity and against all .revelation ofHis"
thoge wbo love Him and are Willing to.
character,
obey Him.So titan we look back from the "there.
. '
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fore"
the1. theunbelief
danger (Heb.
of missing
.
God's to
bestlind
is through
3:12).
II. "LeT US TlUmEFOaE
L^sons," .
Unbelief
is here shown for the devilish
" "
monster'it
is--"an evil heart of unbelief"
Nothing is farther from scriptural
truth
and rite word "evil" in the Greek Itere
than"irresistible
grace." A man was asked
means "wicked,
grudging,
grievous,
dishow he got'saved. I_e said, ?I opposed GOd
eased."
We often think of other sins as
all I.could, and He did the rest." But
, "
is not according
to thd Bible. or human
*Pastor. North Church. Sacramento, (_allt.
experience.
While we are always told that
.The Nazareno Pleacher
f.f
IN TH
Juno, 1971]
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sa|vatiofi
i,_ hy grace thrmlgh
fMth we :lxe
al_o
repeatetily
exhorted
16 work
ant
labor•
We must cooperate
with ,God to be
saved.
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Here the'exhortation
is to labor to enter.
into the re_t that
remain_
to the people
of
God. To Israel
this meant
C_mnan--a
type
of boliness,
m whicb
there
is peeve,
because
conflict
of will
ha; been
and tiletileheart
is fixed
on God
and
th6re is r_st. because
we no-longer
"I
.By
resolved
n wi ich
live m
a
the ,.a,.n.t
,ni.,l_
Rest_,,le
does olnothondage.lo
menn _lpinely
lying with
bhmkst
over
one's
head,
bat _elnxed
nctivity in full-possession
t)f our powers,
ag
. n skilled
workmml
operating
a machine',
or
an artistcreatinga
pip'lure
" "
Sucb
victory
does
not.
however,
come
easily.
Satan _ill oppose, and men will hinder. but we will labor
on over tile f=b_lach, s
until our eonsecratzon
ts complete,
n_d the
Spirit
of God comes
in" _anctilvin_-powor.
Ross
E:
Price"
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CrOskery's
Homilyonthe Transition
From the 01d Man to the New Mort
that .tile apostle clearly', malntfiins
in this
familiar
figure
between
'the old man _ and
"the new alan,'
Sometinms,
he refers
to
ot • egal condition,
sonu2ttale:_ to our moral
"Observe:
"l. That
tile next; man is a creation,
nmn was a-creation
at the beginning.
ale God'ffworkmansltip'
(Eph. 2:10).
condition.
'Ptit ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ'
(Rein
13:14).
In this Epistle
tile hpostle
exborts
the Christians
to "put off the
old
man: but ill tile Epistle to the..Colosshms
he
_as;s tile old l_mn Ires been alri:ady pat off
(Col. 3:9).' In this I_l>lstle the.exhortation
i_
_iven.
'PuL 9 n tile new nlail'
[v. 241; but
u,J_ewhert_ that _'lticb
m new has been iti-
"2. The new man is in God's
image,
as
the first
man
_qas in God's
image.
The
apostle
says,
'Ac'cordinlt
to the .image
of
him wbo created
bim' (Col. 3:105.
"3• .Tile
lineaments
new ttlan are
which
guides
of
tbe.image
of
.
as
'we
tile
"l'lght*2ousness'
that principle
hinl ill all ttis relationships
=eady hccompli._h'ed
(If Uor; 5:1"7I
We ate.
to G6d, man, and biinseJf;
and .'holiness'--'.
exhorted
la be 'tress(mined'
Rein.
12:21
.that principle
of thespiritual
life which.bns
_md" 'renewed'
'(v. 23); hut we are elseilrimaoy rplntlon
to God himself.
,
where
said to be already .'trnnsfornled
_lnd
"Rigb_eotlsness
anti piety,
govm'ned
and
'renev_ed'
(II Cor. 6:I7)
It is necessary
to
guided
by the truth,
are the two
great
mark tills distinctioll,
that we
my not tie - principles
of spiritual
perJcction.
'Tbe image
led aside
or into
that
nw_;ticivm
wbich
arid God
of
in.iL_i_: mm_d
thus side
manife._t
in its intellectual
seems
to eonfonnd
justilicaiion
.with sa_w"All things,
indeed,
bave become
new to
t f t'al On
"It i_ worse
than a mistake
to say that
tht' •believer--a
now name.
new
relations.
we ought not to t'of lJ e o r_eJves about sin
new honors, uew posse:;sions,
new thougbL_.
" because
the new man .e.qnnot _in. anti .all
new affecfions,
new words,
new .fictions
sin comes from the old mnn. wbo'has
been
becatlse
be now acfs from a new prinei/ile
-"
already
crucified
mad nut off. " Th_s theory,
('Gal. 2:20), and is governed
by =l new end
re'ekes the _vork of tile Ho12,_Spirit 01together
m life (I Cor, 10:31)'"
Let-us
now note briefly
the theoiogy
o;
nnnecessary.
Croake'ry's
homily.
be warn_
us not
"
"
to make
the
Roman First,Catholic
mistake
of
conflict
against
God's
the warfare
against
the
(Article
5 of a series)
. '
.
yell
lllllot I,o lollfter
rice as Ihe Gentiles
do. i, the f.milit!l" of their ._rlind_ . .
Ytm did .ot _o lerrn .Chrtrt!_a_'umzn_'l
that
?/ot_ /mt_,
heard
about
him
a_td
were
•tal_._lht ,)_ him. as the. troth i_ t)l :Je,u_.
Pal
o,ff , _/o r o/d
zlature
_t_bicb - beb)nos
to
!lol4r H)rmer rnrlll_ler o] liJe a_=d i_ eorra=pl.
• through
deeetiSul
hists
and be renetced
iu
'thel .rpirlt of _our mfi=d._.' mid p(tt on the
nero nature,
created
(_]ter the likeness
el
God
in true
righteousness
and
holiness
world' and sin goes on. Temptation
a_sails
on every band,
doming
through
our sense_
and n/ltural inclinations.
We are bidden
to come
holdly
to the
throne
of grace.
'lqlis boldfiess
is to be
bused on the atonement
of Cbrist
our Hizb
Priest.
"who wns tempted
in all points
like
tEph. 4:17,24_ RSVI
.
"
" - •
Professor
T. Croskery
_s one of tilt, five
_ehhlars
who presenl
homilies
on the ".;oriotm passages
of the ]_phesian
e term
the.
Pu/pil
Co _ e arll.' His insi_,bts
m:e helpfnl n_ he discmtrses
o_ the fact
that ,t
as we are. yet w'thot t s'n.
As a man He
was. subjected
to all tile fiery assaults
of
tim enemy.
Because
of tiffs we havg a High
Priest
touched
wfth
tile feeling
of row ill-
Christ
the transition
|_ eI/ected
old man
to tile _ew man:
We
libcity
of reproducing
his homily
mp,d in iL_ entirely:
firmities--Qn6
wbo.uriderstands
all about
ua and what
we" are- [4oing fllrough,
even
before we approach
Him for heln.
We dre to crone boldly.
Tbis sugge._ts the
Old Testament
story of Esther
coming
before the king to plead for her people.
We
"The apostle
repre,_;onts.'beliovers'
a_ hayin_ 'learned
Christ.'
not ai; baying
learned
about. [aim, but as'having
reacb¢.d the true
lcnowledee
of bim. having
heard
his voice
and bavlng
I_een taught,by
hlm. as to 'the
t_:utb a_ it is in Jesus'--a
truth
that.circled
is vividly
pictured
)y the apostle:
_waxing.
corrupt'
according
to the hlsts, of deceit•'
There
is a proEressive
mo/'al
disintem'ao
nature
of tbat sin prlnctp/e
and pi_tting
on of-the
new
ne_s.
tion. which
of God
ot_
moral
nature
witl_
the:. lifd
of man.
The
under
the ae-
• It is not. therefore,
an unwarranted
inference
thattim
apostle
depicts
the trans(el'mattes
aspects of both works of grace by
arq
them
ties
e6rr(xption. in Then
its
natural of this
development
'lusts itof finds
deceit•'
'These
lusts are deceitful,
for they promise
pleasure
.and t;rlng pain they
promise
lib-
his
MtJreover,
apostleanalogy
is sureof contrasts
that
the best
.guarapteethe
against
a repetition
of the praY:tides of 'the
old man is for the old man to be done to
•"
.
III
'LE_U_
=
Willie
the _inner
will in vnnqnished,
to
be
,
TIIEaEFOR_ Cozi E.
bold,
not
in
our
own
strength,
but in the confidenqe
of His mercy
and
lave: hold, not in :our wisdom,
hut in the
assut:anee
that He knows
wbat is' best _ for
us. We can.rest
our ease before
Him ahd
be perfectly
at ease, " knowifig,
that
His
.way is be_t, With .)oh We can say, "Thougb
he slay mei yet will I trust
in him?' .This
is not -a lirash boldness
filled
With brangadocio
trying
to conwnee
itself, • but _ holy
boldness• • so utterly
sure
of the goodness
and mercy
of God that it can enter
ihlo
the Very• throne
room of heaven
and re:ceivograce
to help in time of n_od.
" How often God's people
have iarov6d this
be
• to
wbich
30
"
true[
precious
is this'privilege
helongs How
to every
believer[
"
far
apart
from
tile frightful
_rom
take.
here
-
.
.
"II;
.
TIlE NECESSrry OF Tilts
"A'. The .Old Man re n.esents
tu'_e, and is called 'old' because
a,; opposed
to wbat is new.
'It precedes
what
is new.
of
:
Tll^_rs_ofiMa?toIq
"The question
might naturally
arise--Had
r_oi.'ttm saints at Ephesus
already
put off the
old man and put on the new:isis?
Were
they
not
ah_eady
true
believers?
Why
sbould
they. be asked to do it again?,"
"We must keeI_ in view
the distinction
"
"Professor of
lelIe,.'Kankakee
.
the
the
el-
license
t_leoloff3;.'Ollvet
lie
•
Nazm'ene
The Nazarene
"
""
"
•
is incojzsmtent
tile bappiness
goes, to,pleces
be-
corrupt
noit Is original "
confusing
justification
wRh, or making
it
dependent
upon, sahetification.
Second.
bewarn_
us against
th& Zinzendorfian
(or
Pl_mouthBretl_ren)
mistake
of identifying
justification
.with
sanctifieation_
Third.
he
rethinds
us that. tber_i is' the legal,putting
off of the-old
man in justif cation with its
concoinitant
putting'on
there
is also
a moral
ILs character
erty
and
brin_
bandage;
they .promisesecrecy
and b/'ing shame;
they prontise
irapttnity and bring retribution:
death
by a crneifixion
once-for-all
stripping
shotild
not overlook
"Christians
this old man.
aorist :tense is
off"
and
the
linear
present
,
.
tmumg
renewal
we must
speak
Here
we may
are
well
taught
to
"put
off
•
!'B. The New
Man
represents
the new
nature,
with
its renewed-intellect,
its. re"newed
affections,
its renewed
will.
"It has
been
'created
after God in the
righteousness
alid, holin0ss
of. truth';
that is.
in the righteousness
and
holiness
which
belong
sential
Cot-
Pr0dehor
TIlE NATua_ oF'TUl.g Ta^NSFOrramlo_r
"This
is .evident.
from tile contrast
t',;,,een the old man and the new-man,
the.beathen.
W6 now understand
the exact
.imj_ort of this truth.
It is to put offthe
old
man and put on tile new rrian."It
is in a
word. SANCTIFICATION
"I.
:
luno,
to the ti;tith,
products,
1_70
or
which
are
its
es-
of file
puttfng
new.
But
off of the
insan.ctifieation
nature
of holi-
-
(Rein.
6;6); and a
off .(Eph.
4:22}•
We
the
fact
that
the"
used bere
fo_ the "putting
"putting
" on."
whereas
the
tense
ts used for the con-
in spirit
of mind.
Of this
further
m a later
article•
simply
note tba! Paul'Iooks
. .
. ' tTIiePuivlt
Colamcntavi/
_n Elheslatl_. p. 1F,_.
lix_ Ihe above excel _t the eapitaUzfflloll
italics,
and homiletleal nrrangenmnt are by the presentwrUel'.
"
37
"
upon the death of the old man as a crisis .
whence
belos-'threshold'l
denotes
that
event,
which is 'trodden.'.'open
to access.' and so
Croskery also calls our attention to the
again 'unconsecrated'
in contrast to hierosfact that the apostle's exhortation
here is
[sacred]_ '°
to "believer_" and not to sinners, or those
Arndt find Gingrich poinb out the fact
still walking in d state of Gentilism. Finalthatwhile
behelos is uzed in the Old Tes_:epresenta the old nature, whereas the new
ly, he
is quitethe_ure
that the old- nian
man
represents
rtew nature.
remains
only forthatthisthel:e'ls
_riter lo
ob_,rve,
in Itthis
connection,
a repudiaties of .the old nature withits
practices
in
and )ustificatlon,
and there
• repentance
i
"
" "
"
"
G'EANINGS
t,
, .... from
•
-
"
I Tim.
The
"
-
Q_D._,TT.
"
t
"Profane" or "Worldly"?
.
adjective
bebelos occurs five times
The verb agonize
pete best
in antranslalinn
athletie
'The
"toil and struggle"
and strive" (NASB).
. 'q'rust"
in our passage: "As spirited
ththgs in the PastoraLs. the
to Gnostic teachings which
described as'profane and un(I Tim.'4:7)."
It would seem
that "worldlY."
well here.
(Goodspeed,
NASB)
fits .
- "Old Wives" oi- "Ohl Wishes'?
The Greek :adjective graod'e s is found
only herein" tl_e New Testament. -It comes
from graus, lmeaning "01d' woman." and so
English
'pro-
(pros oligon)
cotrid very
well
"Conduct"?
in
is ohvlousty
The conversation"
G_ek.
has two
distinct'
word, in conduct."
.redundant.
items:
"in
. =
"Doctrine"
"Teaching"?
The Greek
word ordidaskalia
(v. 131 has
"not theological overtenas, such as attach to
our Word . "doctrine."
What tl_is verse says
is.that Timothy lsofo perform:three
essenffal functions, as pastor: (1) the public read=
"
• ProfeSsorSeminary,
of the New
Tent'_ment.
Nazarene
Theological
Kansas
Oily, Me.
38 :
"
'
:
The Nazarono PtoQehot
By T, Crichton
Mitchell*
"Heding in His Wince'
'
: people to walk in rimlight
of-God's Word;
f3) teaching
them what the
means_the
ing
of the Scriptures,
(2) Word
exhorting
.Tr,x't: Titus 2:ll-14, NEB'
Grace'is God's sunrise', on .our benighted
"The Presbytery"
"
_
This comes directly from the Greek word
presbyterinn
(v, 14 Elsewherein
the New
Testmnent th'e term occurs only in Luke'22:
66 and Acts 22:5. In. . both those places it
refers to the. Jewish Sanhedrin.
Here it
. means the group, of elders who laid their
hands or, Timothy, evidently at the time, of
his ordination into the Christian ministry.
largel_ context and we see the dawn of grace
end"the
sunrise of holy possibility
and
spiritual health; Cf. the text with Mal. 4:2
and Luke 2:_9-32, and you have .a Ihost
beautiful and moving picture.
"
humafi scene.
Set the .text down in its
'_Medilt_te" o_: "Be Diligent"?
intotheJesus
world."
When
scooped
rite
child,
into his
arms Simeon
and lifted
his eyes
comes
be translated "for n little," and- apparently
carries that meaning in Jas, 4:14. But here
rite contrast with "unto all things" (pros
pouts)
.seems to rule out that Idea. So .
Arndt and Glngrich suggest the rendering,
"profitable
for (a). little." " The point is-
.
WeI avealready
mettheGreek
word
"Exerelse'"or
"Training"?
"
The noun (v. '8; only here in NT) is
ffb,mnasia, from which
obviously
comes "gymnaSium."
The verhls
gymnazo (v, 7,
aim Greek
"Prolitihg"
"Progress'!?
The .word
prokope ormeans
"a cutting for,ward," "an. advance."
ILs clear and simple
meaning
is "l_rogre_s."
Aside ft_om this
.. passage it occurs only in Phil.- 1:12, 25.
"
",
where
it is" rendered
"furtherance."
It
or ."llope"?
shoald"be "progress" in all three places,
" These two words do not mean exactly
The NASB ltas properlycaught
the meanthe same thing.
The" GEeek clearly has
ing of this" verse. It readh: "Take pains
"hope";'litei'ally,
" ave set our hope." This
with these things; be absbrbed in.them, so
beamsto be. another ex'ample, of a careless
that your p'rogress may be evidegt to all."
renderirlg in KJ:Y.
atmstrophe (v._ 12) and noted that it refers
" to the whole "manner of.life."
"In word,
of as Ignorant.
athletic training is inherent
here, it would
seem that "training"
is a more adequate
translation than "exercise." The NASB goes
so far as to use '°discipline,"
This gives a bit Of added thrust to "the
clothes when eXercising.
verb"exercise"
in verse Since
7. We
theidea
a_
of
to
"train" fA. & G.} ourselves daily in spiritual things, if we wislt 'to maintain good
healrit spiritually,
_,
"Little" or, "For a Little"?
li_erally means "camcontest".
(el. Col.
of this passage
is 1:29).
eirimr
(Goodspeed)
or'"labor
"Conversnthm'.or
for
old (RSV).
women,".or,
mote besitilply,
,'silly
myths"
It should
Yemembered
,that in those days girls ordinarily received
no sehooling,.so
that women were usually
"profane'! _u I_JV. Arzidt .and Gingl'teh
suggest "worldly;"for
our passage her_'.'but
"profane". for the other two applications .tothings. With regard .to persons; riley prefer
"godless" for I "Jim. 1;9 and -"irreliginus"
If,Tim. 2:16)..Ih
forHeb.
12:16 (as every
a description
ease it of
is:translated
Esau).
J. C. Lambert in his article "Profa_iing,
Prdfanity" (Hastings'
Diettandry
o] Christ
and the Gospels, If, 422), points out the
origin of theword. He writes:,.
"
"Bebelas is the almost exact equivalent"
lane.' Prolanus
(from 'pro-'before.'
and
]anum-'temple')
means 'without the ternple,' and so 'unconsecrated,'
as opposed
to sneer. Bebclos
(from .baitm-'to
go,'
prophet c preaching
In verse 15 he says,
"Be constantly careful about the_ .things."
i
•
"naked."
This calls, attention
to rile fact
that
Greek athletes
'custamacily
no
"exercise").
which
comes from wore
gffmaos,
whence
or "Sirive"?
In Kittel's Theological Dictionary of the"
NeuJ Testament
fI. 6041 Hauek says rills
to persons {I Tim. 1:9; Heb. 12:16]. Threi_
times
describes
things Twice
(f Tim..J:7;.6:20;
in rile ItNew
Testament.
it.is applied"
of Latin proJanus,
Reproach"
bulk of the medieval
manuscripts
Imve ,.. self wholly to them, literally reads. "Be
This.is a matter
textual
The " in In
Greek
tim second clause, "Give .thy.oneidlzometha
(v. of10):
But eriticlsnl.
the original
the_e
things."
J'eading seems to have been agoni:.ometha
thought
4:7-16
"Suffer
_
_!
is nothing here to suggest specifically "old
"literally
mean,
wives." The
idea"old-w'amo,lsh"
is rimt of "fables fit ti'ere
only
"
B,_RalphEarln*
"
r.-
[h_ - G#Qo_
"
l
play on words in the Greek which is lost
in English. In verse 14, Paul says to Timo-thy,"Don't
be careless about file gift you
received at.your.ordlnatiou"--perhaps
the
"gift" (Greek, chd_risma) of .prophecy, or
the New Testament
always fis an ethical
tamestreligious
in a term.
ritualistic
it occurs
in
and
aimt'issense,
"profane"
which
is
not saci'ed, which leaves God
out secular,
of account,
ts an eradication
of the 91d nature
in
about bebelos
what Wesley called "eritire sanctification"
to material
Ors_ee!'the
_weSeC°ndhave,blessingbeen
i0sistir.gpr°perl_/on
_ theCalled"'fact
"""word refers
are scornfully
of a sin]ul imture as o'_er against a cleansed
holy myth61
nature,
our next article should, concern
itself with the metaphysical question: "DOes
man- have a nature? or is he merely an
activity?"
probably that of extent rather than time.
That is because physical exercise has only
temporal si_Inificonee, while spiritual trainlug is of etbrnal value,
.
fronl
I. DAWN UPONALL ]_tEN Grace is" a Person. and the Person is
Jesus ChrlsL To _ay, "Grace has dawned,"
is th_ same as saying, _'God sent His Sen
The verb is meletao.
It "to
" ta heaven and almost sang his prayer to
metete, "care." and so means
care for."
God,.he spoke of One who came inte history
,"to attend to" fAbbott_Smithl:,lt
is _from
as both-Light'and
Life. "Thy salvation .. .
the stem of the verb male, "to care for."
.
In verse 14 "neglect" is tim verb ameta,
male
will]
thPJ fi negative,
ailere
is thus a
"Faculty.
British Isle_
Nazarene College, Manchester,
England.
.
Juno, 1970
•
"
-
:
39
.
I
a light. '_ "A light to lighten
the Gentile.%"
,or as suggeslively-put
in the RV margkL
I
"for tile unveiling
of the Gentiles.':
In Jbsus
Christ
redeeminff
mdrey
aud grace
Immanuel.
crowned
"Lord of _aints and
have
"crone
whole
wide
h'om hefiven
He L, our Hope; eternal
day
will come: the _lory of Jesus wil be seen:
_avlng
1
If
Person.
[orward."
"dawned."
upbn
world
of men
Grace.
is
the
the
Cf. 3:4-7..
One
drown
day soon
"the
last
the Advent
trumpet
of lime's
cvahgels,"
wilh many
angels,
will
:will
and
The DivineDellveranEe
crowns,
the
be revealed
0f
ancl the hope of the children
of tile day
will be. realized
fact•
, Here is a glorious
tmlaqce
of work
and
waiting,
of walk =ind expectation.
6f dis-
HEALZN_-rOR ALL _{EN
SMvatiJn
is ".oul bealthL-"l(ealh_g'for
all,"
By that Paul does not nman that all men
willbe
healed:
but that all mczl nlay...l_e
healed,
That is "the.healthy
teachiixg"
(cf.
1:9).
In Christ
there
are
healing
and.
health
for
all.
Sin
is 'tile disease:
evil
thoughL%and
deeds ;ire tile syrnptoo_s.
I¢'o1".
these
latter we must be forgiven;
but st •
in the article
is the di._ease,.
Ifealing
is
cipline
and
puts it:
hope:
As. the
eli]
Negro
us...
and purify
,
.
song
not a dodtrine,
There • is a second
blessimz
'!properly
so-called.",
hat
hol.iness
is not
crism livthg
It iv; disciplined
living,
Sound
committed:
"Never
mini.'" tJoim 7:461.
man
_pake
conduct.
.
good. but
Itoocl TO
.
"
othera,
notAT
them.
"Godly"
iq not an
adjective
that the. sanctified
man
takes
to
himself: it is one he unwitthagly'
earns,
D. Expectation:
"looking
forward
to..
""
Our desire
and hope
are to hccor0e
ever
more like Jesus,
One day
the full blaze of His glory.
eternal high noon
40
He will
It will
reveal
be an
"
" .
II
Wlm,'d
All
Christ,
Boly Helper
but
Utt-
like
this
ever
tJohn 1,1:16, Moffatt),
" "
Introduction:
Two
thilies
ale
"
..
"
.
to rtive
you _or
pikestaff:
L. We
need
.
divine'
. .
Ptoc=chor
you
•
everything
I
an IT nor an influence.
of l'fe.
I ut "He.'
Our
Person
He
is
"
the
help
plain
as
to live
"
tbeir
cab'not,
lives
receive
tohim Jesus
. ,
in all. thirds,
for fie is "God m• action,
the Creator Spirit "by,whose
aid tile world's
•foundations
first Were laid." but we need a
[_er::ohalIfelper7.a
personal
Holy Helper-not some
philosopldeal
"ground
of
• t nierely
otlr being ; a real. live. mid living
Holy
ltelper.-And
the Holy Spirit is with and
m all who 'commit
themselves
to JesuS;
Christ
m personal
faith and
1rust..
ttow
Do_s
va_,s,
HI: }tELl,?
TIe
Sp
t • . - helpeth
taft/rallies."
TheSpirit
himsel].
He
U's-ill our weakness,
and He alone
Strength
of our Mrenttth.
He prays
-and
tie prayg
with
beyond"
woi'ds, forso usdeeply
does tie feel the weakness,
:( "'in
width
Ht,
lives
And
our
helpg
is. tim
m us,
sighs
grdans"
find and
profoundly
of" these temple_
He ,l_elps
us
to
toe life
thal pleases God,
2. We can have all the help We fiet,d,
The first, is demonstrated
m expert,'nee,
One" man said, "A fellow needs
t9 be made
of steel to sut_vivein
"days like
these."
He
• does
riot.
But he does need
help.
Like
""
DOES He HELP?
who
comhdt
"Th,i.world
. .
pray.
]h_.ltelpsdin,ells',
'immediately;
i.e.: dir0cl]_,' in""
ou.'A heart:_:
without
"'goLbetween_
He impi'esses
the _otil: He inspu'es,
euliffhtens, aml quickens
themind;
often He helps
us by teaching
us how to help ourselves
'B.
lie
propriate
helps
me?liately;
i,e:,
and
apl_ointed
means
through
of
apgrace
Peter we cry, "Lord, save me'"
. .
.
Wesley. once.del'ined'a
mystic
as one who
The second•is
a plain
promise
made by
'dispenses
witlr' the means
of grace.
This
Jesus-Christ.
We can have all the help we
kind
of mystic
is not the creation
of the
need ,to liqe the life we ought, We can
Holy Spi'rit. He helps us _not
only
have
help--we
may
ba'¢e
tile
1. Throhgk
other
periple,
Just
as He,
Helper
hbJtsel_[, "Another"
Helper--for
Je- " .helped
Joses so 1o help others
in the Early
sus was the fit.st,
and the Other
is His
Church
that
tile
apostles
renamed
bim
'othee self and essence
all-divine•"
Barnabas,
the sen'of the Comfoi'tet.
2. By superintending
ailli interpreting
the
,events
and circumstances
of life.
I.
hinlself
•
inof tbat
me
neither..sees
nor knows
hiz_a': ,', but you
know luriC
"
Oh, we tlave heard about tile Spirit. being.,,
III
]'he
..
"
Tr.xT: . . . f will a_k the Father
_ou "o_lother. Elelper
tc be wi01
-
to
ffol£v Spirit
Helper " is a "real
.He
aNz> _'ll_: Dts_,_sr._ tvv. 17-22_
"
IV. GOD AND TIlE STOI_M-_'OSSED
fVV. 18732)
"
•
Couclusion:
God'deJiveL's'on]y
tim dO,perate; Jesus Christ deals only with dcsperale
people,
Many
remain
unsaved
_,imply he-
•
verdicts
_ "
A, call
He' himself.
Not
nor a "principle
iw,: .I-ll
.
blanks
witness
used niasculine
pronot_ns
strongly
He spoke of Someone
as realas
Paul
Convine¢;d
'and
. . . continueth
Tho N_zarona
ha" L_race ('¢v. 1-3_.
CatlSe they are not despprate
enouuh,
l{e
came _o see[_ and _ave the lost, lo lelease
" " rite prasoner,
to touch the eyes of ihe blind
" to beal.the
sich. to sitter the ._l,rm-tossed
• - .
toharbor,
._
.
.
WhL_fi we'desire
._alvation as the body tie_ltes au. the Lord can help us.
Vile
I to the _ountain
fly.
'
Was'h _he, Saeiottr
. or ] die.
_
B, "Wherefore"
(v. 25),
"The man Chris1 Je_tis; who gave
a ransom .for h]l."
Gratihlde
a
Verdict
of. the Guiltybut Des"This
nmn
hatb
doim
nothing
Luke 23 411,
V
The
Verdict
o] the
Committbd:
"This
man
ever"
fHeb, 7:24).
A. "Because"
(v. 24).
hdroduction:
,
"
.
IV, The
perat_:
am'ss"
.
. He will
have said."
Ill. "Go_
or the healthy
teaching,
leads
'
"
to goodness.
:It leads tri--.
"
If The V,,rdiet
o_ the Privileoed
bttt 'Iraperuious:
"Ti_is
man
is
not
of
God";
"ThLs
A: Temt)erdnee:
the whole
temper
and
man _s a sinner"
{John 9: 16, 24"1
tempo
and tempermnent
of life disciplined
finder grace to walk 6penly in the simlight
III, The Verdtel
oJ "rite Critical
b'u(:H_JperHealthy-mindedness--the
mind
furnished
critieeil:
"This man reeeiveth
stoners,
and
with the "healthy
doetrinC'
of the Gospel.
.
eateth With tltem" tLuke
15:2).
B. tImtestu:,
integrit._, of persortaliiy.
No ....
discrepancy;
between
cr_e_ .and
Lffminous
living in tile light:
C Godlikeness:
Good. people'do
are not "do-gooders"--they
do
pl e
"
no x_,i]l_
gal)_ bear
or
If. 'GOD AND Tilt; ]3OUNI) _.'_.'. 10-161
" :
doctrine,
directly
"
107
!
Titere's a Killfl and Captain hiffh.
.,l_d lie's ocomtn' l_ to zd.bo:
/3ut lle'll lind me heeler' eottoll when
lh, conies.
.
There
are other
and
diffbrerii
passed on this Man
.
I. The Verdit't
o] tin,' Impres_,d
•
Jesus
personal,
Trxr:'Psalms
- I." Goo A:_O T_lr Lost
Jesus Christ.
it is •also the verdict
of'evan_eJical_expdr_ence
based
on those historic
facL_,
Ifh HEALTIt lN ALL DI_PARI?dENT_IOP LIFE
Holiness
is Imb; living--".
. disciplined
to renounce..,
and'to
live . . ." There
is a doctrine
of holifics,_, . but holiness
is
Pe0
;
posslb e, Dawn has come,• If we will reahy
. open our souls • to tile gloi-ious suuliuht,
we
..
.
can.be
chaneed.Grace
is the all_:wt_l Chris1.
.
is 1he Ctwe,
'_Chi.ist. _ "wrote. John Newton.
that erstwhile
drunken,
swearing
sot of. a
_tlll. F(lshloll
£15 (I _all_
sailorman.
"has become
my raedieine
and
my health."
Purity
o(lleart,
health
of soul. this ix the
T_x'r: Phil. 2:8'
provision
of the Gospel in this day of grace,
Introductioa:
. This
verse
is tile ,,;ez_diet 'of
He "gave
bimself
for us.
tlmt
he mjghl'-faith
on'the
faces of. history
relative
to
redeqm
Desperfl|e
pletely,
with
kl/ow]edge.-"He
Who. Is He?
Jesus
spoke
knew, One who
luno,
1970
of One
;vhom
he himself
knew Him utterly
and corn-
3[ Throfigh
the. means
of .graee-sueh
as
consistent
end sustained.and
devoted
read-:
ing of tim Word
of God: real pyayer
and
41
'
tacle
waiting
un God;
public
and personal
and
family" worship; tile sacraments;
Christian
service and fellowship. He is our Helper.
IV.
i
....
.
Wfix- Doss H_:H._P'?
"The BigPush":
the phrase
reminds
it
Will
make
as
the
men
and
me
of tile thirtyyeighth
parallel or the Caen or
Burma roads; of armies soaking the advahce
road with precious blood. "Push"--not
dash.
"Press .... fight . . lay hold." These are
Paul's terms for Christian living• Or perhaps
the metaphor of d trained _thlete (ef,*Philliras),
_
"•
_TH
! OI_AS
_t?r
.
we
R K
women, boys and girls, bundled
up head
to foot, walk dutifully
to church, carrying water
bottles,
brooms,
dust mops,
sheet rhusic, sermon manpscripts,
flash:
"lights, hammers,
saws, and .other bag:
gage!
Isn't this a great idea?
A ne(v day, is
dawning
for the church
that needs no
money,
!
That wouldbe
rather llke the question,
Wh3, does God love me? And the answer is
A passible "paslorar'
[effer-the same--Because
God i_ holy Love• The
Spirit is Help. +That is+His name, and that
I. CI{RISTIANLIFE Is NEVERSTATIC.
"
#/The Church
Thflt
is His nature
He-belps
us that we may
.
"
.
live lives thaiinwardly
al_ victorious and
Always there are bei_hts above. us. We
" _ ".
.
Ne'ed$.
No _oney
H
Would 5,ou rehlly wish itthis'Avayb:._ If '
outwardly are •radiant: He helps that we
must always cry, "Excelsior!"--Onward
and
.
" not, give God 10 percent of your Income,
may help Him- help others: He helps us that " Upward!
Paal says that he experiences
"
" and the church can.operate
in the scrip- "
we may live "above the world' arid" sift":
Christian perfectioa, but is aiming at resur"" "
.
DEAR FELLOW MEMBER:.
tural manner.
He helps us that we may live triumphantly,
rection likeness to Jesus .Christ: He L_ not
_ - We have discox_erbd
a' way for a . .But, aetflany,
your church needs no
optimistically, anlt expectantly•
decrying
all perfection,
.only that which
"
" " church to function
witliout money.
Will
money in the first, place.
YOU are. the
" thrns Christian living up a cul-de-sac.
Eou cooperate?'
"
"
'
"
one who uses the heat, light_ water, and
".V:-WILE HZ Htz,e Mz?
Each member
will. cothe to services
music.
YOU: are the one.who
makes
•
[I CIUnSTIANLWE Has a CLE^a Cost (vv.
suitably
dressed to elimin_ita the necesuse of the pastor, office equi!bment,
the
Ye_! "The promise is unto you" (AcLs
13-16).
sity.of
heating
or cooling the: btiilding,
janitor, and whatexier church staff there
2:39).
Father gives
"the 11:13).
ttoly Spiril
Paul describes here his attitude to total
- "Dfis will dis_mse of the fuel bill.
may be. So as you sit in your comte themAndthatthe askhim".
[Luk_
The
one necessary
prerequisiia
'is that your
existence•
Each member will take his turn playfortahle
pew,
which "xvil] it be--the
heart be made clean and ready to receive
_.. As to the PAST--larger
it!
ing t!le organ or prone, and leading the
weekly
brooms
and mops
and other
Him. He. is the Spirit•of purity and grace
music
Then
no organist,
pianist,
or
baggage, or the weekly tithe?.
"
God. wht) .knows. the depths of the need of
1. By putting all its sin and guilt remusic director
win be needed.
Als0 each "
--AUTnOIt UNK'NOWN
• our heart_ as we ourselves cannever
know,
pentmltly
under the blood of Jesus
fvv.
one will direct the choir in turn. and
'"
"
4-6).
""
" ."
can. purify th_ heart
and ill] the clean
each one will pay for his own music.
Submitted
b_ Michael Hutchens
heart with His Holy Spirit (Acts 15:8).
. 2. By putting all its triumphs and joys
i
"
. .
underfoot ,as piek:n_arks on t.he mountain-Also, each one will purchase- bis own
Eaton. Ohio
Cm_cluslou: You need help?--to
hear or. to
toeholds of faith:
:
-" . _ - " "
hymnal.
"
Each member will . come to chui'eh with
discard youy burden?
B As Io the PRESENT--locus
it. "This
hroom and dust mop to keep his part
You need help?--to
r_sist that specific,
one tiring [do."
..
of the building
presentable.
Then
a
::[__:_l[_[_
fierce, recurrent temptation?
Concentration:
$inglemindedness,
".parity
"
,paid [aoitor'will
not be necessary.
You need beip?--to
answer and be true
of heart, willing only. one thing--and
that
-. Those
who x._ish te use water
will
. .
to rite high ea|l of Christ Jesus: for your
the \villof God. The big.push calls for this
t_rit_g their
own
bottles.
Those
who
life?
.
kind of consberalibn
and commitment
of
wish more light will bring-their
flashJesus Shall ReignTbb Holy'.Sl_irit is our HOLY HELPER
the whole life in one. narrow channel like a
lie will help, if you seek Hir_
for His
millrace..
own holy sake.
" - C. As to die FIJTURE--]ashionit.
Spirit o] purity and grace,
Today is the womb of lamer, row; today
My weakness pitying see:
shapes tomorrow.
"I _¢eep on grasping ever
And make my heart Thydwelliag
place
more firml_ that purpose for.which
Christ
And wortkier Thee.
grasped me" (Phillips): .We Iashior/ tamer"
""
"
row by foeusin_ today. "Paul l)as already
.....
0o 1:12-18) _xpounded hisphilosophy
of
han_tling the present
wit h the future in
.mind.
might to intheeffect'be
asking
us_
"What He
happens
things that
happen
"She Big Posh
•
Tr.xv: :Phil. 3:12-14
Introduction:
There are no terminal facillties in Christian living. "I do not consider
myself to have arrived"
(Phillips).
The
Sp tit "of .God keeps us out of terminal
points .I have not attained; I am not perfect;
I press on; "This abe thing I do."
42
-
toyou?
Will they fall out to the furtherance
of
the Gospel?"
"
"Higher still...
•
..
,_
i
_
Where light increases.",
.
-.
A father was one day teaching his llttle
hay what manner of man s Cbristian is.
Wben the lesson was finished, the tether
got the stab of his life, when the.bo_' asked,
"Father, have I ever seen a Christian?"
The Nazarene Praachor
_"
•lights.
Each member
will .spend some time
working in the church
office. If anyone
desires
a copy. of the built;tin, he will
bring his owfi supplies for•printing
same.
This will eliminate
the expense
of oflice hel_ and equ!pmcnt.
._
Each .member
will
take
his
turn.
preaching,
leading in the services,
condueting funerals,
performing
marriages,
calling on member's and prospects,
visit:,
ing
the of
Sick,the andchurch.
guiding This
the _,vill
ndininistration•
save
theEach
expense
of having
one must
agree,a pastor.
to spend at least
aycar
as a missionary
at his'0wn
expensel in some foreign
field.' This will
dispense with missionary
offerings,
Thus we can be known, as the "Chui'cl_
That Needs No Money."
What a speeJune,,.1970
No. 90 P_aise" and Worship" ltymnaI
The authgr,
Isaac Watts (1670-1748),
was the .first to Write Cl_ristian
hymns
as we-linow
them.
In those early days
most persons felt that woids fi'om the
Bible. were the only f!tting hymns
to
be used.
in church
worship.
In the.
churches,
of England,
the music consisted mostly of psalms sung in a sort
of chant without
accompaniment.
The
"clerk"
would first.read
the congregation
would
a line
and
sing
it after
then
him.
out" 15,
thehe songs.
" ThisWhen was
Isaac called
Watts "lining
was about
camplhined
to his. father,
then
liastorin
Southampton:
"We preach
the.Gospel,
and pray
in Christ's
name, ancl then
check
the
droused
devotions
of'the
Christians
by giving out a' sang of the
4S
•,
old dispensation.
The.singing
prmse
is the part of worship
t_eaven,
and its performance
us is the worst on earth!"
Probably
of hearing
exclaimed,
of God's
nigllest
a m o ng
because he" tmdgro(vn
tired
his son s crzt.... msms. ills father"Then give _s something
bet-
ilnd he never heard a word of any sermr;n. yet he continued
to _o.
One "dfW I asked him. ?'Grand m why
"
c o you.keep
going
to Sur_dav school ' and
churcla :when
you. can't
laear a word
. that the t reacher
,
s,. 3_."9
"I k_:ep on going," he 'repl ed, "eveu
_
]
|
_l,
ter. young
r_qant.'' BefOre the evening"
if I c n t hear. I_ecause I want'peopl_
to
service Isaac had' written his first hymn.
,know winos6 side I'm on:"
which was lined out.anal sting that night
--Selected
m the Southampton
worship
service•
Thus.begzn
tile revolution
to a"different
Plainvie_
Tex:
type 0f.hymn m all tim churelles.
"Jesus
•
OaEat, BnOWN, ptlstor
Stroll Reign"
ts considered
to be" the "
finbst missionary
hymn ever written.
The tune most
commonly
iased .for
this bymn is called "Duke Street."
corn=
"
"
posed by John ttattor,
who was bon_
MY FATHER PRAYS 'FOR ME
near
Liverpool.
date
unknown,
and
died at St Helen's
in'r1793..The
iune
When Father pr vs he doesn't use
. Tile words .the preaclter dotes.'
is" named
for tile street
in St, Helen's.
TItere_s differenl thinlzsfor
differdlttdays
0n _.hich he lived.
But mostly "ts far us.
•
.,
, " "
.
"lie
prays
that
'¢.'e
nlay
I_e
goad
boys,
.
"
,
. .
"
.
!
"Wiles Ize ,,','as six, .his falller dropped
him off at Sunday
school on his way
to the g01f course•
Wllen he ,k_ls" eight'_
they bough(
him .a BB gun and tauglit.
him to shoot sparrows.
He learned
to
shoot the streetligtlts
but by himself,
Whc_t_ be, was 10. lie spent his after" noons, squatting
at a drt_gstore
newsstand reading
comic b6oks.
His motller
wasn't home and his father
was busy;
When
he was 13. he,told
h!s parents
other
boys stayed
out as late as they
" w_m_.ed to. so they said he could ton. I{
was easier_that
Way,
When he, was 15. they gave hith ;_
deadky two-ton
ms'chine,
xCattgled a,litense for him to dried it,. and told ldm
• !to be eare,{ul- When
he was 16. tile
po ce ch led isis borne.one
night and
Iles
c.'' m
said,
"We bare
your
boy,.
trouble."
Screamed
the father. "It can't
be lny.ho_,[.'_ But itwas,.
=-Selected
-
."
And later on. good men:
B
ULLETI_,,,_
BARREL
.
"
.
_
flare any quarrels. ;,n,lil,,
You'd"
never
tlfink.' to and
h)ok think
at Dad.
And theft
we.squirm,
we won't
lie once Itad tempters too.
I _uess if Father nee_fK It) pray,
We yottng_lers surely .I,,.
.
"
One
dad
to another:
I m no model
.
ether.
All I'm trying
to'do
is.bdhave
so that; _ehet_. people tell m_3 son that:
hq reininds
them ,of. me, he'll stick
olit
his chest instead o_ I_is zonffue."
"' " "
To be popular
at home is a great
achievement.
_he mar_ who ts loved by
tl_e hesse cat bff
e dog. by the neighboi"s children,
and b_d Iris own zolfe is a'
ffreat man. even i/ he .'_tever
had his
name ilr "Who's Who."
_TuoMas.DIzEIEI_
-"
Sometimes
prayer, ge,ts ver_ lon_
And bard the
tn underataml.
"
And tbela l.wi_gle up quite close
And'let.idnl-hold
my hand.
.
.
.
1 can't remember all of it:. '
" ' "
I'm little yet, you see,
But-one tiling l caunol fnrgt't_My father prays for me.
.
."
--Autl_or unknowfi
"
.
.
Once
A SILENT
SERMON
"
Grandfather
.would
tuck
his. ]3il)le
tinder
Ilis, arm and walk -through
tile
small to_.vn wl_ere he lived to Sund{_y
school und ehtiYciz services,
For tile last
five years of his life he could ] ot eat-.
44
.....
. .
"
'
there
was three
him over
.w,'ts a little boy: • Wben.he
•
•
Wdeka.old,
his parents
turned
to a baby-sitter.
When tile.
boy 'was two.. they dressed
him up like
a cowboy, sod _,ave blm _l gun.
When
he was three
e_.,erybody
said, :'How
cute["
,as be "went lisping a- beer eemmdrcial jingle,
The Nazarono'Ptactcher
"fEN
.-
"
.
.
COMMANDMENTS
,
"
.,
"
5. You shall so intently
llve ,to' pleitse
add serve (led tiler it will itispire tbe same
zeal. in yourchildr¢_n.
6. You shall seek to develop your ehild;s
" potential
to 'its greatest degree, "for. the
. _,,ternal blessing 6f his fcliowmcn and for
the glory of God,
in heaven.
,
. -. . •
--Selecled
Dral_ DADDY:
Wiles I'm. it ftr._a l ff a7 like ymt.
1 want to do j_ stl ke yo do; "
I'sfloin'togojtstwlereyonffo;
I stunt.t6 knom all that _.lOUknow,
l'sjnst
a-fire t_inft _e_
)9.
And walking in the:tracks
you diff;
I think,,it won't,be zloty lmlff.
.
l'sffroot_t
f s .andflettinflstronft.
A_tt[ ,':ao t l_ll fie- o ote_ with you
And _e yozir _flrtller
day tllroltffl
Ill•
t a
A' qettin'
I. Yet| slmil so live'a_
Io transmit a,
your cldldrt_a, phys c
I_l)dies sh'ong and
. " ' . . clemz,
" "
.
.
2 You sllall .be tile head.el
your l;0me
und m6del it idler God's law in love and
.
jusilce,
" "
3, You slmli preserve the lore'between
yourself and the mother of _'our cldldreil
and promote .Iove'bciwcen
your children.
,I. You sltall not teach by precept alone.
'bill I)Y,l?ersonal e_¢ample.
.
family circle
l m
..
FOR FATHERS
.
A 15ARABLE,FOR
"
" " .' ':
PARENTS
TO PONDER "
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_ith Ynllr wife and ellildrcn
to Sunday
school and church regularl_ ;.
.
10, You slmll make yaur prmmry abjective [he introduction
of each child to
Jesus..as Lord and Savior, and.thus lit Itim
[or life anti
Ileretheandreunion
qualifyof Idm
for life
eternal
the complete
lzttle,.¢lreot
"
) fi man,
like yell f.asi's I can
D_:.,,,
So.i-"
1',,
.}llad
you wa
"lik_ me to be
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Yct,l must clutugc some thi_ fls I ._,cc
1I J)Oil ioill'do jllst iolzat 1 do.
A_zd f.o o e me the lo old let fI I t _ro q/,
Tl,en I mill pray .or S _"!?1_
I I and power
To wtdk the CIn.ikt li.fc eocrH:hour,
Amllenoe
tracks all
onff mff way,
"Which lead to jolt and ehdless,da_.
,.
--Sehzcled
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, Ill.
I_AllOLD'DERRYBEIUI,
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Don't Meddle in GOd_s P)an
Cease aleddilng witlt God's plan aud will:
You touch aoyihbtg ofllls•aml
you mar
llze y.'ork .....
You'may
mtn.'e the hands of tile clock to
sub you. but y._iudo not claange tl_c time.
7..You slmll prod'tile and parlicipate
in " You may mrr3 life unfohling of God's will,
recrealiondl' dlverslons andlead year fatalbill you Itarm and do not help tl_e work,
ly .8,in You"
having
shallfuzzbeand
the.wl_olcsome
instigator
frolic,
and the
leader in daily family worslfip. Anti you
shall conduct this ff'orship lima.in such a
manner tln[t your c]fildren, may develop It
.relish for God's Word and afaitl_
in the
exercise Of pray'or.
.Juno, 1970
You
can open a rosebud hut you spoil the
flower,
Leave all to litre. "Thy will. not mine."
--Stephen
Merrill.
:
lh, rry, Mich.. Neledetler
,it. Gouthc._ Jones
45
,_
.Justlfwing
Our
Denominational
Sepal'fltenes$
(Continued
1rum pagd3)
II
But our presence
needs to be just.tiled
by
results
_ well as by theology.
In
it is
to admit that
unreasonable
observers
have a right to expect that a
• no
be
Found non-holiness
between
out _ church,
people .and
ordinary
in the
the
fruit ofthe
Spirit, in ardor of devotion:
in war/nth.of
stewardship,
in victorious•
.bearing
of burderu% in'depth
of piety, in
lov'c,of God and" man. in delight in the
Bible and prayer
and all holy things,
in unblemished
righteousness
and ethical
consistehc_',
then
we should
take• an-
-
. .salvati°fl
should produce superior
saints:
not superior
in their
own eyes. but
superior
in quality of life. If after some
years in a'commtinity,
no difference
can"
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other look at our right
• ground.!,
. .
In such a.hypothetical
having.amust "beginning."
there
be a 6onversion.
By thisHowever,
he means
he
these undei'standir_gs
"femaleness"
are essential
of "maleness"
in building andn
emphasizes the notion tbatusually
converhealthy relationship in marrtsge.
04 ijreat
stun corses m Lacrisis time of life. He writes:
help is Buyer's discussion on the comparison
"Most of the people-I know who are living " of-man as rite head of the marriage and
vital Christiari-liyes, beganand
have grown
woman as the hearl of the marriage.
in crises which exposed their emptiness, and
This book could be Of great value to a
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Conducted
case
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BOOKS
by Willard
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thentie." hnd.vitalizing
ticating
in wbieh he speaks
ministryofthe
of the
autimnHoly
.
"_'.
ii
_
B. Taylor*
him
through'some
associations
with a individuals.
"6,he themselves"
possessed
dynamie personal faith and who'were radicalI:_ involved in the needs of others,
lifeit aswas
it was
meant
to be,"
powei:_f serlife
.as
meant
to be."
.The"the
individtial
moss deal with grace, love, scxuality_ set:.
vice marriage, and.,power
as they relate
of Surprises
',t
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By Lloyd. John Ogiivie'(Nevc, Yot:k: Abingdon Press. 1969. 144 pp., cloth, $3.00.)
'This senior minister, of the First Prosbyterian Church.of
Betldehem,
Pa., has a
deep conviction-that
tile Christian life when
authentic is ioyful; lcesourceful, socially oriented, and more than a match for our trouhlesome times. HIS assurance arises out of
n personal kno;ccledge of the love and forgivenes:s of God, which was op6ned up to
Full
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tionship he:enjoys
with Christ can be onof the Christi_/n community.
.
Ogilvie
exciting relato There
the life.
the individual
Ch_:istian and " - "
toted
into believes
by every thht
man.theFurthermore.
he
is aofgrand
note of authenticity
is ready to declare in a time wimn it _s .expectation in Ogilvie'_ sermans. He writes
- t,
being questioned whether, the local, tnstiwith n freshness of style and with a sim• tutiana] church will survive as a crucial
l_licity of ekprcssion.
He touches, however,
pert of God's strategy, that "a cangregntiqn
off some of the deep truths of the faith as
"
"
they come to thb surface in the Sermon on
,Professor of biblical 'd_eology, Nazarene. Tile""
ologlealSemlnary,
the Moufit. Also, one finds here abundant
The Nazarene
Preacher
'Perhaps my reaction results from my own
"theol6gy
of crisis",
forcesnature
the toofplace
the emphasis
upon which
the crisie
the
experience of eon';'ersion itself.
"rite author closes his book with a sermen entitled "The Authority
of the Au-
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[
....
can be it viable and flexible center of _piritual experimentation
which deploys [n_ the
world contagiotls
people who can corn- ,
musicale
their faith find participate
"&ith.
Christ in the transfer:marion
of _bciety.'"
To r.transmlt this enthusiastic
message, the
ht_thor employs tim Sermon of the Mount as:
a base. Jesus '• famous homily describes the
quality of life which is a po_ibility for all
Christian._ In a three-part
analysis of the
s e r m o n. Ogilvie disdusses "the plan of
life asit was meant to be." "the purpose of
A Life
insufficiency."
One cannot argue that many, . pastor in the following ways: .(1) as a
people turn .radically to Christ when life
guide to-understanding
his own marriage,
tumbles in on them. But it teems to. the
(2) as resource material he can .use in
reviewer that tlie basic emphasis-should
fall
premarital
education and rnarrioge counrather ttpon the truth that ever1 the man
sellng, and (3) as a source book he can
who is not ,experiencing anxiety over some
recommend'to
bis parishioners.
_ . amman,scubic
situ,ltion in life e_n be led
J,t_IEs D.-II,_tL;?O_
b_"the Holy Spirit' to see himself as a sinnor arid to receive Christ as his Saviour.
A Tentple
or a Tavern?
"I
and humility
to look to ourselves
and to
our methods.
"
Ne'xt month:
A Look
at Ourselves
and Our Methods
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!(o "cumber
plicatioti would well-nigh,be
inc'scapable
that there was fault in either .the ruessage, the messengers,'
or the method
of
propagation.
If the -defect is not in the
message,.we
,are compelled
iv; all honesty
•
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marrmge
relationship.
anther
deals
with .the basic
attitudinalThe differimces
between man and woman and shows how
_
• claim 9 f doctrinal
superiority
must be
validated
by superior
transformation
it.
the lives and souls of men.
I do not
concede that we can fairly be judged by
tim number of conversions,
or tim i'apidily of growth; that can be a very illusory
yardstick.
But a superior
doctrine
of
I
illustrative
whieliconsideration,
"sheds some
light"
on the material
truth under
Ogilvie speaks of.tile
Christian.life
as
B!I
Russell
V. DeLong
(New$3.75.)
Ydrk:- Vantage
Press.
1969.176
pp., cloth.
In' the short,
pithy sentences
full of.
hought-proi_'ok ng facts' and. ideas wbleh
c?harai_terized his preaching on the _Showers
.
"DeLong
of Blessing"
records
bt:oadeast
34 inspirational
for _;everal years.
addresses
Dr.
ing hero shout a post-conversion
experience " moas. '_ he" is attempting" to reacb a wider
' in which the tIoly Spirit fills the life upon
audience including'the
"space age youth"
pearsyielding
to.the
ia-the •reviewer
tim
is speakIt ap-in
terstoday
thls
as addresses
volame.In
or presenting•these
essays insteaJ
chap
.tile"Spirit
oflife
all ofto thatOgilvie
Him. Christian.
The
status
of
of
who
automatically
tune
outof."serany. tim persons about whom h_e writes as illastrative of what God wishes to do in the
thing labeled
wider latitude
life
a bit be
obscure.
Nevertheless,
apprecialien is must
expressed
Ior the-passionate
plea for a wholely dedicated
life to, the
Spirit which provokes ti)is'l_J0d _f preaching..
--WILLAee If. "I',;.'2Lo_
jects,
not remarks
always finding
it necessary
base Iris
on scriptural
exegesis•toHe. writes of :sports, games, conflicts, arebitions, goals, disappointments.
His chapter headings i_adicate the interest _ppeal in
sueb the_nes'as "Guideposts
to Greatness,"
"The Gapae Is Only Half Over," and "Both
Black and White, Dark and Bright. Count,"
Frank Harris_ gchial pr"csident of•Home- makers Guild. suggests in.the
Foreword
that this volume might well be the one to
be treasured
almost equally
as well as
tile Bible, since it presents sueb.'an illuminating and inspirin:g philosophy of life: Dr.
DeLong's friends, and .he has many, will
likely share "this viewpoint.
A Temple or a Tavern? prpvides an attractive and contemporary
volume of DeLung's' hard-hitting
messages.
Correction-Inadvertantly
tile first line was omitted •
_rorri the March book review,,p.
48. The
book Breakthrough.
by Alan. Walker.• is
published by Ahingdon Press, 1969. 92 pp.,
cloth, $2•75.
"
' A Handbook
to Marriage
By Theodor
Bevel
{Gar_len •City, N.Y.:
Doubleday
Company, Inc.," 1969. 158 pp.
paper, $1.25.)
sally published under the title Love; Skill..
ThisMitstery:
exi:ellent Dr.little
paperback
was origir
and
Bevel,
an eminent
g_iss
.doctor and marriage counselor, relates the
physical side of marriage to personal .love
and religious beliefs_ He combtnes medical
expertise, psychological
insight, and spiritual awarene_
in such a way as to .give
the reader
a well-rofinded
view of the
lune, 1970
"sermon.".
He
for his treatment
Trumpets
also leaves
of the.sub-
MeOa^w
in the , J^_s
Morning"
By Ita_:per Shannon. (Nashville: Broadman
Press, 1969.156
pp., cloth, $3.50,)
In a day when'ministers
are fleeing frm
"the cloth" almost •daily, it is sheer joy to
read a book in which a minister speaks
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happily about hi_ call ,_nd pastoral service,
So it is with _bls Somborn Baptist clergyman.
The 14 ehalners m this hook cover nearly
every phase
of tile ministry,
including
studying and sermorlizing,
t|z6 prolJlem of
time. pastor-:staff relatio_sbi. )s, the .role of
the layman
to m_mo a few.
Well-written
and sensihh., lids study exudes the spirit of ils author, wlto sues the
to the parab)es, miracles. Ser_non on the
Mount. nnd Resurrection.
Every preacher
wbo has. a homeletical '!feel" for tile Gbspels
will ' discover
numerotLS
semlndl
thoughts itt this section. At times Hunter
seems to '_tbrow in the sponge" to contemporary
negative ways of handling
the
miracles.
However one sontence oil p. 93
contains one massive trut_ wblch indicates
his final commitment:•_'I_
a.word,
grant
gospel/ministry
as "the
nmst thrilling
dynamic experience
a I_e'son
cah have and.
on
this earth."
'the
miracle'.ofmanthein Ii_arnation,
tlmt grand,
God hecame
Jesus. and grant*
most
of the object o _s to h s miracles fall tc tbe
Wtnl:xnffIL
By
Bibli_ and,G_spel
Archibahl
M.
Fluster
as well"
reading
of bihlica] preaching.
I.
same
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S_'hool
:a sourc_
As
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Iltv:Stm_l;Jv
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a rodent
Is Slipping."
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ministry of Jesus--_gwing
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])O_lS_and
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individuals
who Bible
are skeptical
about tim
relevance
and itssuggestions
message
for
our
times of
willthe find
helpful
in
lbis study. For example. Hunter _lttempts
to answer such questions
as. Why read
tbe Bible?
What do we find there that
we
no' other
l_ what sense
is itfindthe in Word
of book?
God? Since•we
are
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bulletins
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poeticSemf-serm°mC'pieces
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the liistori_al Jesus•"
Since this 'material
w,'m originally
presepted
talks to tt lay
groulJs'in
churches
near as
Aberdeen.
is
fieither technical
not' stuffy• Indeed; it s
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a wbole.)'(2)
n study of tlto GoSpels 'and
OiL,pOVSOI_and, work of Jesus as "rec0rded
m tbem, (3) a study: of "tbe II{2W quest
of
i:
.
'
"broad
under_;tanding
of euri'entIn' thought
on
d_e suhjdct
under discussion
fact. ttflntur is a deft ep tom st, bringing .togethei" the
)lest of scbolarsbip from many source) and
presenting it-in capsulated and readily camprcsensible form.
This comparatively
brief book has three,
.paris: (1) an introduction
to tile Bihle as
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Westminster
Pr6sS. 1969. 146. pp., paper,
Preachers and students who are acquainted with'writings
of A M. Hunter. professor
of'.NeW
Testament
at the University
of
iAht:.rdebn;
Scqtland, kno_
tlmt he _t;rites
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