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BIG LICK. N C.. JULY. 1914.
I'he above is a cut of the West^Albemarle Ba-ptfst Baraca Class. Th's is one of the beat, classes w^-.ever
saw. We could not get all of the- boy-s present, but have enough of them'to to make a fair-"showings;of the class.
There were about twenty-five .absent when this was-made. Broth'er O. D. Caudle is president and A. L. B'sirley-
soa is their enthusiastic leader. . " ' '■ " •-! >'
to those who .are wasting thair lives
sinoking poisonous cigarettes. Boys,
do you khow"|t;hat The^ ar'4 the ‘ntdst
degrading thing we have aroan'd-\i^^>
If you could see the' evil " they hijv; '
done, "you surely , w9ul.d,^ot smoke
any more.' They will destroy your
physical body' arid rifia'ke a wVietsiifiof:
your soul." I advise you>.tci' abstsiri ,
from this dreadful mOristeri. ! '-;] H i'
" May God gjide .and, direct u.s
through all our lives, "is my humble
■' . . . . . BRADIE ‘^.- BU^LEYSOI^.'''
Bloomirigton.'j?.'^. • - • • *
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Our- Meeting" With ’ th^-tChadwick
*:Churth at Cfcariotte'.- ( -:i."
On Monday after the first Sunday-
in June, we went To Charlotte to aid
Bro. J.'C. Gillespie in a meeting ot
' days at the Chadwick church. T 1^0 •
; been there "before, so, it was a great
I pka'sure'to • retdim'•■fob I had 'many
j friends in mirid that 'l wanted to see
I again. We began iN'uiday nightJ-Th-.^
ting was good from the begfniriT*'.'
.» . e'/. •
did not. have s'.;eh a .stir as Vv-e
I- . ■ ' ‘ , I We dii
Ol R BASIS OF APPE.VL. _ wrons' wlth the basis .of our-ftppeai. • the Bible jays, t-o .shun the .very ^P‘■ sQ^netimes sebr^ut a genuine revival.
rcy—“••VC Tl,t-rfm.-c.h-=.c-.rrrcd ifi. ^.■■-K'finai.'ShJ-ni.
, liqung.ni.eri -.gerisrallv think piorp of^ ,„teting. .aiuF when ,\ve called
worldlv things tlian thej ao of, sp.irit- ypgj.^ jg anytliirg; if;responded
ual things. I think we dught t'o think ugjjlv. It wn.s great to be in the pre-
By Rev.' J. "J. Bea
gave the it
when we should have asked for a life.
’ V,’y ha\k" been getting our churches
and Suriday. schools bn-the "honor r-oU,
"when-we should have beeiv asking for
the consecration of the lifts of- them
tb tile" service cf God. "Brethten, G d
Wants vou, not voar.', and -vour g'ft
yourself into the plate fi'."5t.''"I thlfk -^g- ,,-g„h while, .when, it fitly
there is such a thing as serving "the.the consecration -of vouri
Lord by proxy with your money, but .j.-fk j,- Him .aiitf a-’fibe'ihl pefi.cent- of - ......
you can not serve him with yma4.monr,-'.As su'g.gestedtby this wha.t he yyapts. fo and be j’r.st What-li-i;
ey when your "heart is far fronr HAn. t^xt, P want us to make, three; great wants to be. He can be a criminal or
seLves.,^to the Lord, and. unto us
the. wiij^cf. God."'tll Cor. 8:5). . '
Motive is everything "\vith'-God. Put
more 'an4.speakl.eps, bp.t aiyiibys tfiirk. paratory prayer 'me;tlng.L’’^hey were
the Tight- kpi.d cf, thip..gr,. .,._I haye. sQ.u.).irispiflng. ’ If thtTy. '"a'?e "kept
seen toys .rcc.^ntly. yylfo r would '.taki
Ged’s name Iij^ygin and,doiarid say
many mp.re; tliii"[ks thpy. sho.ul-d not.
They say ’llial’ they cannof. ejuit it.
I say they, cap.. ,j A bqy: can, d.'i ju.st
g' ft is rif no value until-.yem .
give Him , yburse-lf. . 'Yoii' c’ati. -fiot
atgne for a la'cli'of lo'.^ bV" fin ir.cfsaSe
of gift?. This an" ag^ Cf "mofiey
1. Give ourselves to tlie
L:rd.' 2. Give ourselves fo the laad-
ers''"in the work by the wiil->of God."
k? - Jrake 'an offering that will do
giving. Men "are poufirig-ogt .tlie-tr -^i.e'diti to.such consecration,
money by the thouifind's Into every , ,jf ourselves to the Lord,
kind of charity'thit? can"m'ajia any. smaller riiatter cf the money of-
e.xcuse at all for fin appeal. .They w li, takes care cf itself. "
e’lurcs-piay do. W^heid tjiep} ip'tha
little- Sijijfiay'. school ’ rouir.s ’at" the
rear "of the. rostrum. Vr’erw.'uld somar
times, haye the ,rocrn full. .The
.earhC!ffii’!!‘'Tf the b-'.'etSrl’n \"TaW "tiia
greatest -I ever satv. i' T"hey i prayed
in; the eld" lime way,- They "simpljl
talked to'Gid.The pastor wat? very
greatly hindered at the close cf fh«
.lyeeting o.n account or being sick, and
have their secretary- write . a check
whiJe they go on making the money
the check represents. Do these heart
less ^"'fts count when" it comes to the
work ^cf our Lord? The Lord ha.'
been saying to all the agfis "ithfit
"small gift with
Gastonia, N. C.
-A'MESSAGE to YOUNG MEN.
I \vondes if-we yqung..men, ever
a heart "‘behind "It think cf the way we are living in. this yoiing men.
he can be a "hiari. It iS just as he
chocses. I pref’er fo -bfe *a man. We
hav-e too many- criminals now-. If
you ■ will -go t6 tli8’'«'iaih" gang you
will ste the effects.of 'siri; Boys, don’t
do "anything- that will put y-ou there
oh in'a •criminfii-'S' cail.--f'We all -have
temptations thtiwri around us, - but
-we'-m.tist net yield tp thern.-' We must y,, ^j,e truestyoky fellows
flee frenTThem. •I -vvoi.ifd to God that h-ave ever lafioi'ed witTu^He helps
every boy was a a Christian. ' That . knows.^Cist
would Tfiake--lt so ■'nnicri'’better. AV 6 make a felloiv" enjoy hiniseir.
then ■ would'hot'find fitripfes on so \v'e shall never forget‘'our stay .with
Just a f2w words the Chadwick folks. - '
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the feeble condition of his’ aged fath
er." Bro. Gillespie is one of tbe'-mos:
consecrated ' m'en- wq o.Ver saw.- -"No
'Imore congenfal fellow-can. be found
counts for more in Hii'sight than all world cf sin?'.- We- jufit go ,a.long
the treasures of the’"rich,.;heartlessly through the world, n^ver g.ving a
given, or put in that the donor may. single, thought as-to how we.shoulo
receive the-plaudits of the public. > • live "or of the all-wije Godi. In some
I fear that there ifi not much heart oases we are just stumbling-blocks for
in a great deal of bur giviljg, ana others. • We should.lyatch and not be;
hence no blessings of the Lord at- stumbling-blocks foe tRe others, We
tend it. A dollar thoughtlessly given should always be true to our G'd,
will surely buy food in the market to Another thing which comes to .m-y
feed the poor, but will the money be mind is that mo§t of us-do not honai
blessed of the Lord to the salvatioi, our parents as we should. Nearly
of"the host? Does God make any dis- all of us do and say things that-cau-^e
linction in "gifts? Has motive any- them sorrow. Now, my young friends,
thing to do with the efficiency of an let’s watch these little things and.not
offering? Does Gid count money hurt the feelings of the best friends
like a church treasurer, in dollars and we have on earth,
cents? No “To what purpose is the I will ask another question: Are
multitude-of your sacrifices to ile, we doing our duty toward God? l
saith the Lord.” I wonder if we have do say that most of us are not. We
come to the altar with our offering just stroll around and lock armsi-wlth
and foun^ it could ,be be received everything that we should noL Jf
because we had come in a wrong it is the vilest kind of sin, we seem
•sr ’*■? to draw nearer than we ought to.
With Bo^Gsts growing richer as I have heard cf people saying that This is one of the most enjihusiastic classes we :ha"\'.e ever seen. They i»re
fast as we I ojd they are, why does it was nq harm to step behind the "willin.g to do anything for the Master. There is more real consecratiop^ ip.^
the work of our Lord have to go beg- door and take a drink. It may not this class than we have found in any other. Miss Cora Parker is president
ging? There must be something do you any harm at the present, but and Willie A. Greene is the teacher. They are the pastor’s helpers.
The above is a cut of the West-Albemarle Baptist Philathea Class.