a: II King 14:33-39
'i Reading i Iaalah St:l-t
Lesson for June , 195
IS THE country prospering? Ask
the Chamber of Commerce and
they will give you a commercial
answer, as you would expect They
-will give you figures on the na
tional' Income and - the national
;, debt! they will, furnish you with
statistics -. on farm ; prices and
freight-car loadings and employ
ment figures. If all these look
good, then the C of C will teU
.you the country is sound and pros.
' perous. Away back in the times
of the Bible, In the r
administration of I
Jeroboam n, if ,
there had been an II
of "Commerce, ;
tftey must nave t-
about the prosper
ity of their coun
try. .Wealth had P'- Foreman
risen to unprecedented ' levels,
trade was active, the territory
: of Israel was growing. There
never had been so many mil
r lionnaires in Israel.
There was Just one man, so far
as we know, who did not see eye
to eye with the optimists in Israel.
: His name was Amos and he lived
in the back districts as a hired
man, perhaps as a migrant work
er. He had had a good look at
Israel from the seamy side, for
his layer in the social cake was
somewhere below the bottom
He is known to history as a pro-
; phet, but he did not claim that
title for himself. "The Lord spoke
to me," he said, and that . was
enough. Perhaps the reason he
did not care for the label of
prophet is that he did not want
to be mixed in people's minds
with such Yes-men as King Ahab
had gathered around him. But
. he believed and we believe that
, he had the mind of God, and
that Is what a prophet has. He
went up to Bethel, one of the main
cities of Israel, and there made
t some speeches that nobody liked.
v He even got himself attacked as
subversive. At all events, he
brought what the leaders of Israel
thought was a very sour note into
the sweet chorus of - prosperity.
What Is Happening to People?
Amos looked at "prosperity" in
another light, or we may say he
measured prosperity with a dif
ferent yardstick. Whether a coun
try is on the up-and-up or on the
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covered by looking at dollar signs
or counting freight cars. The real
question is: What is happening to
people? The first of all questions
is: Which seems to you more im
portant, people or property? If
they both seem equally important,
or if property seems even more
important, then Amos would say
you are certainly using the wrong
yardstick. He looked over the na
tion of Israel and he saw two
classes of people, the poor and
the rich. The poor went to jail
for robbing the rich, but no one
ever jailed the rich for robbing
the poor. The rich were growing
richer and the poor were growing
poorer. This was not the worst
of it, for in the process of be
coming wealthy, the luxury
classes of Israel were growing
both softer and harder than they
should be softer by indulging in
luxuries, harder by indifference
to the troubles of the people at
the bottom of the pile.
A Few Questions
"Social Justice" or its opposite,
social injustice, is a big all-inclusive
phrase. If you think it
has nothing to do with religion,
you have the Bible against you.
Let us bring it down to cases, as
Amos did. Is there social justice
in your community, your state?
Eetore you can answer that cov
erall question, you will have to
break it down into particular ques
tions. For example: Are there
any second-class citizens in your
community? Are the same jobs
open to all. at the same waes
or salary? If a man has to bor
row money can he get it at a rea
sonable rate of interest or do the
loan sharks run wild where you
live? Are the responsible citi
zens of your community and state
willing to be taxed for the benefit
of better schools? Compare sal
aries paid in your state to horse
trainers, with salaries paid to
school teachers. Do horses seem
to be rated higher than children?
Does every child in your state'
. have an adequate opportunity for
an education, or are children pen
alized for being born in the coun
try? (httl Minn M)rrl(Mea k? tha
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WARSAW N. C
REV. W. B HOOD. PASTOR
Kvarv Sunday Morning
tad, 4th, and 5th Sunday nights
Biaeu una pei
3rd- Sunday night
REV J. M. NJSBETT. PASTOR
2nd s.d 4th Sunday mornings
id Sunday nglht
Rev. Wade H. Allison, Pastor
Mount Zion Church,. Hose Hill
Every Sunday ' Morning
Except Third Sunday
Third Sunday Evening
Oak Plains Church
' First Sunday Night
Third Sunday Morning
REV. NORMAN FLOWERS
Every Sunday morning
Bowden , CommnnitT Chunk
1st.' 3rd. and 5th. Sunday evenings
RET. J. T. HATTER. JR, PASTOR
End and 4th Sunday mernlngs
1st and 3rd Sunday merings
RET. W. H. GOODMAN, PASTOR
Every Sunday morning
PINK HHX GROUP
Rev-.- Farrior, Paster
Flak Hill Third Sunday A. U.
and lit Sunday P. M.
Wscnea ef the Chorak
Circle No. 2 meets 3:30 p. m. on
first Tuesday of month.
Second Sunday A. M. and
Fourth Sunday P. U. '
Third Sundays 4 P.M. (Sf.M.
1st Sunday" A. M. and 3rd
Sunday P. M.
General meetnig Thursday P. M.
after 3rd Sunday. Circle-Thursday
P. M. before 2rd Sunday
Fourth Sunday A. M. and Second
Sunday P. M.
First Wednesday afternoon
I. P. Field Group 1st and 3rd
Saturday evenings IP, U.
REV. TAYLOR A. BTRD, PASTOR
1st, 3rd., 5th. Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
2nd, 4th. Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
1st, 3rd.. 5th. Sandays at 11:00 a.m.
2nd., 4th. Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Church Service, 1st. Sunday night
7:00 P, M. 2nd and 4th Sunday
morning, 11:00 a. m.
Sunday School every Sunday
Morning st 10:00 a. m.
Mrs. Ed Smith, Superintendent
MISSIONARY BAPTISTS .
Rev, Lauren Sharpe, Pastor
EACH SUNDAY MORNING
Rev. A. L. Brown, Pastor
2nd and 4th Sundays
1st and 2nd Sundays'
3rd and 4th Sundays
2nd and 4ti Sundsys
MAGNOLIA BAPTIST CHURCH
Kev. J. D. Everett, Pastor
1st and 3rd Sunday morning,
1st and 3rd Sunday nights
REV. ELLIOTT B, STEWART,
2nd and 3rd Sundays
1st and 4th Sunday
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By REV. C. HERMAN TRUEBLOOD
TEXT: "And whatsoever ye do,
not unto men." CoL 3:23.
We are repeatedly warned against having "zeal without knowledge;
and without any doubt we are
hibitions of "zeal without knowledge," particularly in the realm of
religion and politics. However, it is time to warn against the perils of
"Knowledge without Zeal!" Our churches were never so well equipped,
our preachers well schooled, and our church edifices were never so
attractive and costly. Yes, today, we have more culture, more education,
more institutions of learning, and more books to tell us "How To Do
Things," than ever in the history of the world. But do we have more
piety, more consecration, more spirituality, and MORE ENTHUSIASM
in the Lord's work? We have come
to tell which is the most dangerous
out Knowledge, or Knowledge without Zeal."
We are concerned particularly in
ZEAL, church members. The engine
suggest that it be painted. Another affirms that, if only a good-looking
engineer be put in the cab, it will be sure to go. Another says be sure
to keep the brass well polished, etc. A practical trainman in overalls
comes along and shouts: "Why in the name of high heaven don't you
build a fire under the boiler and get up steam, if you expect the engine
and train to move?" The question
church to move forward with great evangelistic and missionary power,
if we depend merely upon human knowledge and organisational forces,
minus the spiritual power that only prayer and deep consecration can
generate ? .
In His farewell message to His disciples, Jesus said: "Ye shall receive
power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses
unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto
the uttermost part of the world." Could it be possible that the lack of
enthusiasm, on the part of so many professing Christians, is due to a lack
of the indwelling Spirit of God? There is nothing more ghastly than
a church from which the Spirit of .God has gone - leaving it only as
an intellectual forum, or social club. Any lodge, ethical society, civic
club, or welfare organization, is more vital, and is rendering more
service to man and God, than does a self-complacent, lifeless, spiritless,
dead church. We have political "PEP" rallies and Pep rallies for games
of sports. The time is hand for more "pep" and enthusiasm - KNOW
LEDGE plus ZEAL - in spreading the gospel. Paul in 1 Cor. 2:2 gives
us the clue to Christian Enthusiasm, when he declared: "I determine not
to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and him crudified."
Again, said Paul: "Whatsoever ye do, do it HEARTILY (Enthusiastically),
as to the Lord, and not unto men."
J. E. Regan, Minister TeL 2750
Woodland First Sunday Morning
and Third Sunday night
Pink Hill Second and Fourth Sun
days,' Morning and Night
PEARSALL CHAPEL F.W.B.
Rev. L. L. Parker, Pastor
Sunday School at 10:00 A. M.
Services each second Sunday morn
ing at 11:00 and evening at 7:30.
League evary Sunday evening at
8:00. Prayer Meeting each Wednes
day evening at 7:00.
Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Vann Murrell
1st. and 3rd. Sundays
4th. and 5th. Sundays
DOBSON S CHAPEL
2nd., 4th. and 5th. Sundays
1st. and 3rd. Sundays
2nd Sunday morning and 4th Sun
last and 3rd Sundays
Rev. J. V. CASK
Services every Sunday
Rev. M. M. Turner, Pasta
1st aid 3rd Sundayi t
Rev. . Paul Mull, pastor
1st and 3rd Sundays
L J. SANDLIN COMPANY
Hdwe Greet. Dry Oasa. "
Beulavllle, N. C. . .
SERVICE MOTOR COMPANY
Sales and Service
Kenansville, N. C
DR. H. W. COLWELL
Wallace, North CaroUna V
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Mt Olive, N. C.
A. J. Cavenaugh, Jeweler
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Servants Of God
do it heartily, as to the Lord, and
almost constantly beholding noisy ex
upon a time when it is really difficult
threat to Christianity "Zeal with
this little message with Indifferent
"Slow-Pokey." KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT
on the track wont move. Somebody
here is, how can we expect the
Advent Christian Church
Services 1st and 3rd Saturday
Night. Sun. and Sun. Night. Alts
CABIN FREE WILL BAPTIST
Rev. J. B. Starnes, pastor. Ser
vices every 2ndand 4th. Sundays
at 11:00 a. m. and 7:00 p m. Sunday
School at 10:00 a. m.
2nd and 4th Sundays
Dr. Poston, Pastor
Services each Sunday
Rev. J J). Buerer, Pastor
2nd and 4th Sundays
Or. A. W. Greenlaw, pastor
Services each Sunday
Rev. Eugene Hager
1st and 3rd Snnday nemlnfl
4th Sunday night
Rev. Eugene Hager
1st and 3rd Sunday night
1 2nd Sunday morning
Rev. Eugene' Hager
zaa Ban, sugnt 4ta Baa.
the following hnsfness torts
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KenansviUat N. C.
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Weddings. Psrtiev Anniversaries
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Sittings Nights and Sundays
Aidway , Dog;
Friend Cures ;
Mange in one '
of two Appli
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ded, For Sale, By
v Warsaw Drug Ce. '
Kenansville Drug Co.
, 8 oz. Bottle $1.00
' WALLACE GROUP.
K, R. Wheeler. Minuter
Wallace Every Sunday mornlns
and every Sunday night
Providence First and Third Ban
days at 8 o'clock p. m.
ROSE HILL GROUP
W. B. Cotton, Minister
Carlton V. Hirschi, Minister
Church School 9:45 A. M.
J. P. Johnson, Superintendent
Worship Services 1st, 2nd, 4th and
5th Sundays 11:00 A. M.
3rd at 9:00 A. M.
Church School 1st and 3rd at
10:00 A. M.
2nd and 4th at 10:30 A. M.
J. E. Blanchard Superintendent
Worship Services 2nd and 4th
at 9:30 A. M. ,
Church School 10:00 A. M.
L. A. Sutton, Superintendent
1st Sunday night 8:00 P. M.
3rd Sunday morning 11:0Q AM.
2nd and 4th Sundays
7:00 r. M.
Turkey Third Sunday momln
and the first Sunday night
Rev. Harold D. Minor, Minister
1st and 3rd. Sunday morning.
11:00 a.m. 2nd. and 4th. Sunday
evening, 7:00 p.m.
' 1st and 3rd. Sunday evening,
2nd. and 4th Sunday mornings,
MOUNT OLIVE CIRCUIT
Panl R. Mannea
Bethel Fourth Sunday morning
and Second Sunday night
Calypso Second Sunday morning
and Fourth Sunday night.
Rone's Chapel Second and
Fourth Sundays st 10:00 a. m
Rev. James E. White, pastor
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
1st Sunday 11:00 A. M.
3rd. Sunday 11:00 A M .
3rd Sunday 7:30 'P. M.
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
2nd Sunday night 7:30 o'clock
4th Sunday morning 11:00 o'clock
2nd Sunday 11:00 A. M.
4th Sunday 7:30 P. M.
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
1st Sunday 7:30 P. M.
3rd Sunday 11:00 A. M.
4th Sunday 11:00 A. SC.
Frea Will Baptist
Rev. J. B. Starnes, pastor
Services each first Sunday morning
at 10:00; 1st' Sunday night at 7:00
, Sabbath School at 11:00 ; ...
SARBCTA CHAPEL "Original Frea
Will Baptist Church,-"
Rev. Carroll Ranalav. Paetw
Suriday 8chool every Sunday at
1V.W A. SS..iffW.U'i :
League every Sunday at 8.-00 P. M
Church First Sunday.'ll A. 1C and
7:15 P. M. Church Third Sundays,
n:uu a. at, ana t:is p. u.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
' Or LATTER DAT SAINTS :
Sacrament Meeting Sunday 7:00 pjn.
ounaay scnooi 10:00 A. M.
Relief Society. Tues. 7:00 P. M.:
"MA. Primary Wed. 7:00 P. II
Sat. John J. Harper, Pastor v
t . Honrs of Maaa
First Sunday t each month 11.00
very Snnday following 8:45
(Services are held upstairs to
office No. 1 of new Lee Building.
I V An
Three tnfle wide, 30 mllea long and 1400 feet who, in addition to editing The Sunday School
above tea level Lai. Chautauqua. In Southwestern Stt" Sunday School Teacher" and
v0.fc , i,ih. ,i0Ma hod of inaugurating the Sunday School lesson system, was .
t, New York State, to the highest Mvigahia oooy np to his neck in work as executive secretary of
water in the United States and on of tha most u,, Methodist Sunday School Union. So busy wan .
picturesque spots In the world . . which Is one Vincent that Mist Lathbury volunteered to help
' reason why the Methodists have held camp-meetings' with details of his work. She was still helping him
' there every Summer for more than a century. tlia following Summer when, with Lewis Miller, Dr.
While laymen, bishops, preachers and evangelists Vincent Inaugurated an educational Idea that has
- gathered at Lake Chautauqua In the Summer of gone down In history as "The Chautauqua Move. .
1873, a quiet and unassuming artist bent over her Bent : i .
drawing board In New York City and turned out By 187T Chautauqua educational clubs had .
v some of the finest illustrations for children's books spread across the country. Four hundred thousand
; and magazine stories In America. The illustrator people were on Chautauqua rolls. During the Sum
modestly signed her drawings "M. A. L." but her mer" months 50.000 people lammed the hillsides '
. fuli name was Mary Artemlesla Lathbury. . around the lake to attend lectures, study, bear ser
in 1873 Artist Mary Lathbury was 33 years old, mons and sing In the vast choir directed by Boston's
' Weary of her studio and plagued by poor eyesight Baptist music director, WUiiam Flske Sherwln.
. that had troubled her all her life. Miss Lathbury - Inspired by Sherwin't great Chautauqua Choir,, ,
" decided to take a rest She bad beard her Metbv Dr. Vincent remarked to bis assistant, former Artist
odist preacher father and her two Methodist preach- Mary Lathbury. that It would be nice if Chautauqua
,er brothers speak of beautiful Lake Chautauqua had vesper hymn all its own. So, that afternoon '
and the big camp-meetings there-every Summer, about sundown, Miss Lathbury, slipped away to
: 'So Mary Lathbury locked her studio and went to hillside overlooking the lake and wrote a poem. '
Lake Chautauqua, So far as her art career was She gave It to choir director Sherwin and Sherwln
concerned, she might as well have thrown sway the wrote a tune for it Thus, Chautauqua bad a vesper
key. - . . ' hymn all it own but It has been Included In 1
At Lake Chautauqua. Mary Lathbury met Tut- hymnals around the world and la called "one of the
caloosa. Ala.'s, Rev. John H. VlncenWater bishop finest and most distinctive hymns of modern tunes."
Day Is dying In the west, , i
Heaven is touching earth with rest;
Walt and worship while the night
Sets her evening lamps alight .
Thro all the sky.: ! v i-,
Lord of life, btneoth the dome j
Of the universe. Thy home. , 1
Gatfwr us, who seek Thy face,
To th fold of Thy embrace,
For Thou art nigh.
While the deepening
. Heart ot Love, enfolding all.
The Gmsfinn Viovjpomt
' Prepared By Department of Bible .
PRESBYTERIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE
It is interesting to notice the em-
phasis upon fellowship and unity,
in the early Christian church as the
account of the beginnings of the
church are given us in the book of
Acts: "These all continued with one
accord In prayer and supplication,
with the women, and Mary, the
mother of Jesus, and with his bret
hren." (Acts 1:14) Then they that
gladly received his word were bap
tized: and the same day there were
added unto them about three thou
sand souls." (Acts 2:41) "And they
continued steadfastly in the apost
les' doctrine and fellowship, and in
breaking of bread, and in prayers."
(Acts 2:42) "And all that belelved
were together-." (Acts 2:44)
And the Lord added to the
church daily such as should be
saved." (Acts 2:47) "Howbelt many
of them which heard the word be
lieved; and the number of the men
was about five thousand." (Acts
4:4) And the multitude of them
that believed were of one heart and
of one soul-." (Acts 4:32) "And they
were all with one accord in Solo
mon's porch." (Acts 5:12) "And the
word of God increased; and the
Angler Girl Wins
Ann Critcher, 17-year-old high
school Junior from Route 2, Angier,
has been selected to receive the
WPTF Scholarship to the Fourth
Annual North Carolina High School
Miss Critcher, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Critcher, will be
presented the award at a later date
when she will also be a guest on
the "Harriet Pressly" program. An
outstanding student at Coats High
scnooi, she has been a member
of the Beta Club, honorary scholas
tic organization for three years, and
has been active in sports and music.
At the Radio-TV Institute, jointly
sponsored by the University of
North Carolina Department of Rad
lo and the North Carolina Associa
tion of Broadcasters, students will
be instructed in announcing, radio
production, and writing. The Insti
tute opens on June 8 and continues
through June 20. .;
Miss Critcher Is the third winner
of the' scholarship award, which is
valued at 8100, and: covers all . ex
penses to the Radio-TV Institute.
Last year's winner was Michael
O'Hara of Neuse.
Machines are' able to do every.
thing today except make a dollar
go as far as It used to. :
Some people never put off until
tomorrow what they can sav todav.
Laughter eases you over the Jolts
and hard places on the highway of
life. ' " .
Flattery has been Defined syi the
practice of sprinkling salt on the
tail of vanity. j
I ' INSPECTION AND
, TERMITES t
. EAST COAST
phone sen '
artist goes to camp meeting '
. Of the
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WDLCOX-FOLLETT CO., CIucrko, ,HL
From The Book 'A HYMN IS BORN" Copyright 1952
number of the disciples multiplied
in Jerusalem greatly; and a great
company of the priests were obed-
lent to the faith.'' (Acts 8:7) "Then
had the churches ' rest throughout
all Judea and Galilee and Samaria,
and were edified; and walking in
the fear of the Lord, and in the
l DAI?JTY MAID
rav ; DREAD
1 4 y
' III, YOUR CLv".C.lS DIALIR TODAYI
glory and the, grace ' '
store that veil Thy foot,
ascend, -v :
forever from our sight ;
tha atari tha nlnhr i t i 4'i
is night, . 7,V; .
- ' v
, . . . . .. ;. . :
noiy, urg uoa or nosrti jj
- neovsn ana eartn are tun ot l nee , ;:
Heaven and earth are praising Thee, . Jf1lv3
comion oi me noiy spirit, were
multiplied.". (Acts 9:31) "And when
they were come to Jerusalem, they
were received of the church, and
of the apostles and elders." (Acts
15:4) "Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to all the flock,
over which the Holy Spirit hatha
made you ,, overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath pur
chased with his own blood." (Acts;
20:28) ' ; ' 1 "
Fellowship, a sense of oneness,
and brotherhood, were marks of
the early church. -
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