the vurun nMEVKKNANsmu, nv c, tktrssay. jttt l r"v
P-rlr.lnr.1 Luk : 40-51 -
lvual (toils,: iMUh 5S:S-T.
II:v; to Grew
aaon for July 4, 1954 j
- ' IF A Chrlntl
, lt U Chrlstlsn at
; 14T Whatever a person may think
, about that, one thing: la certain:
' u Christian la not am win a -ha.
i Is not like Jesus. For the next
three monthi the Bible lesions
studied in .all the churches that
sponsor wis series
4 will be on the gen
. eral subject of
" , "Growth In Chris
tian Living." Can
.1 this, be, studied?
., coma naturally or
not at all? , For
.answer to that
.,uie Lord Jesus Dr. Foreman''
himself. It 1s said of him that he
"Increased in wisdom and stature
.end in favor with Gdd and man."
If Jesus Is our Example In growth
s well as in other ways, then
we can learn much about Christian
growth from him.
A Time for Struggle' r'
The Greek language in which
Luke wrote, has words for every-
, thing. Many times, we can see
what Luke meant by carefully
t looking Into the Greek words he
used, which are sometimes more.
' precise wan our '.English words
usually are.' In Luke 2:40 it Is
written that Jesus the boy "grew."
In Luke J: 52 it is said that he
Increased." Now those are two
i . A .... -I
amerent vireex woras, in tne ortg
inal manuscript, and they do not
mean Just the same thing at all.
The first Is the ordinary everyday
. .word for "grow." Plants grow,
- animals stow, the little hov Jem
-. aub Mini woru u usea lor
r aU kinds of living things. Now a
, little boy,' say Ave years old. no
more tries to grow than an oyster
- does. He' will grow, all right
- Nothing can stop him if he gets
plenty of food and sunshine. When
tie goes to scnooi he does not have
to study hard, he "picks up"
; things as we say. 'But there comes
a time in every boy's life, and it
v must, have come in Jesus' life,
,' when this simple word "grow"
' is not enough any more. The word
. "increase" is a different word, en
- tlrely. It means literally to cut
one's way forward. It la the word
which was used to describe' what
a road-building -crew did in chop
' ping out a trail through the. for?
est. It is a word for effort, strug
t. gle. hard work.- The time came
' for Jesus, as It does for all grow
. Ing persons, when, he could no
longer grow without putting out
his own vigorous strength, r s
Good Animal? 1
An angry woman oame into a
teacher's room one day and -com-:
plained about the way her poor
; little boy (a rascal If ever there
; was . one) had been, treated. .."I
; want you to understand," she said.
' "that I don't care If he is a
scholar or not All I want is for
him to be a good animal.'.' If the
teacher had not been young and
. shy, he would have said to the
r woman. "Madam, that's Just the
trouble. He Is a good animal; we
should like to have him develop
Into something else besides. If
' aO you want is a good animal,
' take your boy home) he has grad
' uatedl" Of course, tne lady was
partly right We human beings
are animals,' and as such we ought
; to develop physically to the best
of our capacity. We have to work
: at it Ood will not send it free,
'.not even to.CThristlanfcS;:,,t
Th All-Round r "
: Jesus cut his wsy forward not
i only physically, but mentally (wis-
dom), spiritually (in favor with
God) and socially (favor with
man). There comes a time in life
when if we are going to learn
something (say , the .Greek lan
' guage. or the guitar) we Just have
" to get down and dig. The growing
Christian' will grow In mind as
. well as in body. Ignorance la not
a Christian ideal The same is true
socially. Our Lord was popular,
in the good sense. People loved
him. But Luke suggests that this
wss Dot something that Just cam
to him. ha had to work at this too.
' (Some .persons are born more sociable-
by nature than others; but
.even the shy ones, the awkward
ones, can learn the fine art of
getting along with other persons,
If they try. U they never try,. this,
side pt their natures, of their,
lives, s wOl . be 'stunted. Even -the .
spiritual life doet not grow with
out effort We grow through those
old-fashioned but never out-dated
ways, which' Jesus used and which
we can use too; prayer, study of
God's word,. and. service in His
name. WC never grow spiritually
by magic, never by "wishing,"
only by working , with, God., r. ,,
HhiI h mIIms MrrrlrtiUS kf the
t.-io l ChrlMlu . ., Nf
Unl VmmnM rkrs Chrlat.
In In l. . A. BcioMo WmbuiV
T YID ALL 1
. Ci KCVNT CUT!
on of Wayne-Pflplfcv
v s-r " '
y 3 :
r ' . I rerared I I department of Libia '
' ,' VBXhXllZ. U JUNIOR COLLEGE
" . Luif'jn, N. C.
(Dept. of Bible, Presbyterian Junior
j . vuege, maxion, n. mj -t
i A little book has just arrived from
the publishers, A new book ia like
a Christmas package in that you
can hardly wait to get into it This
s especially true of this book, be
cause Its author is Betty W. Stof
fel, who lived in Max ton until last
year, and who was back to visit us
with her husband when he preach
ed our commencement sermon the
last Sunday, in Mar.. So we 'sat
and read it through v Tight
away. tf' ," - ? a -e
"Moments of Eternity" Is well4
named. "Betty has caught In -her
poems little thrills of, lfe, Just as
t fast-action i camera Stops motion
and preserves it on film for re
production.", Almost : every poem
holds a , single emotion In lovely
language and lets us share the feel
ing.',' Grace Noll Cro well says in
the introduction, -"Here is a writer
who writes with her heart" ; ,
I It la difficult to select one poem
as a sample, so we will be content
with- a few phraaes from, several
"God of evenr fin minute,
BEY. W. B HOOD. PASTOB
- , Wallace Chsveh
' Cvarv SundaV Morning '
4th, and 6th Sunday nights
Blacks Chapel -
3rd Sunday night
B1V J. M. NISBBTT, PA8TOB
Rockflsh, Church, H -Sad
ad 4th Sunday mornings
tr& Sunday ngini
BevoWade, H. Allison, Pastor .
Mount Zlon Church,.Rose Hill
Every . Sunday Morning ;
a Except Thii'A Sunday
Third Sunday Evening
. Oak- pums ennren t;
Firrf Sunday Night b
Third Sunday Morning ,
REV. NOBMAN FLOWERS
vfarsaw Church ;
. Every Sunday morning '
Bowden Community Chorea :
1st' 3rd. and 6th. Sunday sveninp
RET. J. T. HATTER, -JR PASTOB
2nd And 4th Sunday mornings .
- - HallsvUle Choreh
1st and 3rd Sunday marines
BET. W. a GOODMAN, PASTOR
..." - BenlavlOe Choreh
Every Sunday morning
;:-- PINK HILL GKOUP
' v J Ber. parrlor. Pastor
; pink Hill Thlsd Sunday A. M.
. and ist Sunday P. M.
' Women ef the Choreh
Circle No. 3 meets .3:30 p. m. on
first Tuesday of month.
" ' S MITHS
' Second Sunday A.- M. and
.,. Feurtk Sunday P. M."
Third Sundays 4 P. M. (3 P. M. :
s- -f Winter) j
. PLEASANT VIEW
1st Sunday" A. M. and 3rd
Sunday P. M.
leneral meetnig Thursday P. M.
after 3rd Sunday.. Circle. Thurs
day P. M. before 3rd Sunday .
Fourth Sunday A. M. and Second
-Sunday P. M. , ,
First Wednesday afternoon ,
t P. Field . Group 1st and ltd
Saturday evenings 0 P. M.
REV. TATLOR A. BTBD, PASTOR!
- Falson Orenp
1st, SreU 5th. gnndays at VM p m. ,
2nd. 4th. Sundays at 11 t ajn. ,
I- -. 'Oalypse
1st, 3rd, 5th. Sondays at U:M ajn.
t. ' Stanford
, tnd, 4th. Sondays st 1M pjk .
- - ". : " " "j
Choreh Service, let Sunday tight
1:MV M. tnd and 4th Smaday
dienitng, ll:t a au.
Rev. Vinton Bowering, Minister
Sunday School every Sunday
Morning et lfcOf a. aa.
tin. Ed Smith, Superintendent
. . MISSIONARY BAPTISTS .
' KENAN SVTLLB -
Ber. Lauren Sharpe, Psator
- KenansvUle ?
EACH SUNDAY MORNING J
BEVLAVILLE; GROTJP .
f, Rev. A. tk Brown, Ttof,i
- - i BeulavlUe , . - t.-vT
f 2nd, and 4th. Sundays
N V 4 Cedfei ' - :'-; 5'-Vl:
1st and 2nd Sundays ,
, . HallsvUle -3rd
and 4th Sundays v
' Ind and 4th Sundays
MAGNOLIA BAPTIST CHOK0H
' ReVr S. D. Everett Psstor
"1st and 3rd Sunday morningi -'
1st and 3rd Sunday nlghU
RET. EIXIOTT B. STEWART,
- Corinth "
' tnd and 3rd 8undayi
, .1st and 4th Sundays-
s it's r
T b tuUe possible through the
H'l'l H1 i 1
w m mm J
Lord of time,' and time to be,
Teach us how to treasure up '(
The moments of eternity." J";
The God who makes the moun
Also makes the man.-,
!Vou. will be remembered :
, FUEL OIL and
, , KEROSENE ,
Mt. Olive, N a
By REV. C. HERMAN TRUEBLOOD
TEXT "Blessed Is the natlen whee Oed b the Lerd," Psalm 13:13.
; From the i time when the "Mayflower'' furled her weather-beaten
sailsf to the present , hour, American
other nations. We wonder not that
hardly understand ourselves. Behind
our course in spite of all obstacles.
America has always been unique;
unique In training and above all unique in war. Throughout the ages
men have been taught the iron rule: "Might Makes Right," Our principles
will not allow us to practice that rulej We have never preyed on a weak
natlonj.our flag has protected but never cursed humanity by oppression;
we have never sought war. God honors those who honor him, but they
who disregard His laws shall go down into the grave of national oblivion,
unwept, unhonored and unsong. History furnished ample proof of the
Biblical declaration, that "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all
the nations that forget God." Ps. 9:17. t ; ; 1 " ' '
Our American forefathers have bequeathed to us a Glorious Heritage.
As we come again to our National Independence Day, the fourth of July,
we should "take stock," and recount, the priceless blessings that have
been vouchsafed to us at the cost of countless sacrifices, by those,, who
freely shed their blood, counting their lives not dear unto themselves, that
liberty and freedom not perish from pur midst" ' "
Our forebears landed in this country upon their knees in an attitude
of prayer of thanksgiving for a safe ; Journey across the seas, and for
divine guidance in their attempt to fashion a new home and nation on
this North American Continent This is a good time to "take courage,"
and .with fresh determination resolve
continue to be a "Nation whose God
America believes that "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
shall be granted unto every man. This noble spirit carried to its ligltimate
end would drive every form of oppression and wrong into the shades of
death where they belong. The earth is God's footstool, but to many it is
but the anteroom to preditlon simple because too many sing about "The
Sweet by and by," while they blast the now and now. 1
"Lest we forget" we should refresh our minds concerning the seven
foundation filllars, upon which our
iney are: me Bime, Tne Home, The Church, The Lord's Day, The Public
School. The Lnw; and The Free Pressl" j
i- Every collapse of civilization that
of history has been due to the breaking down of one or more of these
pillars of society; Indeed, when any one of them breaks down, all the
others must sooner or later go. ,
Our father's God, to Thee. Author
may ouf land be bright With freedom's holy light; Protect us by Thy
migni, ureal uoa, uur Bang.
FINK HILL i
1. R- Renn. Mlnlater Tal BHa
Woodland First Sunday Morning
. ana nira sunuay nigni
Pink Hill Second nd Fourth Sun
. days, Morning ana Migot '
FEARSALL CHAPEL F.WJt
Rev. L. L Parker, Pastor
Snndav School at 104 A. M.
Service each second Sunday morn
ing at 11:04 and evening at "I'M.
League every Sunday evening si
6:00. Prayer. Meeting each Wednes
day evening at T:vf .
i : CHINQUAPIN GROUP r
; Mlaskmary Baptist, Churefe
,Bev. Vi(hn MuxreU
SHARON ' -Morning
1st and 3rd. Sundays
Evening Services '
lnd 4th. and 8th. Sundays,
yV Morning Servlees ;
SndL 4th. and 5th. Sundays
f- -.-s i !:i
r?; Evening Seryicea' Z
Si;, 1st. 'and; 3rd. Sundays ;
. Island Cnek
3nd Sunday morning and 4th Sun
day 'evening. '
BEAB MARSH Jfv!
A last and 3rd Sunday
BOSS HILL )
ir..V Rev. J. T. CASE
Services every Sunday
Bev. M..M. Turner, JPaaint
1st and 3rd Sunday!
" Rev, -Paul JMulLiP-wtat
1st and 3rd Sundays-..
',1 7. . ,
I. J. SA?"3LIN cor:?ANi '
EJwe, Cre-i. l"y C.93
:.t ' . Letuave, N. C.-,.
8EBVIC3 B.OTtsa CO IP ANT
; DeSdto PlrmouUi
- Sales an fcervicu
Kenansviile, N. C
DR. a W. COLWELL
" " V Wallace. North Carolina
As the heart .remembers spring." My soul's up-reaching- Way, - -
"The mind of man wac7 made toT,Tbit attle eet which follow mine
' ' climb, ; ,
For noble thoughts are talL" v. -"Be
Thou my. courage.strength, of
j heart . ' ' t'
iU ' leaarraa. M. 'c' '-"
t iA aUreaetatha Wl i:i.X
, WARSAW FWrtAL
GEO., P. PiliDGEl!
STATE LICENSED ,
- HOT WATZX 'KXAftBI
-- WATfeat roMPs-i-'T
, ' KITCHKlf WM:-
WARSAW, N C ! 1 I
history Is the bewilderment of ait
we are Often misunderstood we
us stands the eternal God directing
. . ... . . i ,.. . -
unique in birth, unique in growth.
that this beloved land of ours shall
is the Lord." "
American civilization has been built;
has marked and marraTthe course
: .. . : . -.
of liberty. To Thee we sine: Lone
' LIMESTONE CHAPEL , .
Night, 5tand Smau NJghV AlseW
(juinn, raster it -
j, CABIN FREE WHX BAPTIST,
: ; . CHUBCH ..
Rev. JT a Starnes, paste. Ber
vices every 3ndfand 4th. Sundays
at 11:00 sum. and T:00 p m. Sunday
School at 10:00 a. m.
. CesMteed - .
2nd and 4th Sunday
Dr. se4e Faate
Servlces each .8tmdapia .
Ber. I A BsmfMlH
Snd and 4th Sunday
Dr. A. W. Gsdawi'
, . , GABNEBS CIUPEL... ..
i. A Rev. EugMML Hagur
j 1st and 3rd P-day, i jgttd
- - JONES. CHAPEL kJ
' 1 Ber. Enga.llan-ji- ."
1st and 3rd Sunday adgM
, .tad atodi.lBWtUnf.Vff
Unr. Knm' 9acat
&s Mm. augui M BUBJ.
- l v . i
' I "til fi H TJ 'A KiHi"
!!'JH U ) !..
pjxrzArj) eolisss isxx'
Is Near Ou'Uw t .rer
May not be led astray." vf J '
"Can- li bs that j. mother's heart is
To know God best at a baby's bed?"
r For Sole; :
; SAsn, doors, sheet-
cock wool, plast.
erv lime cement,
V: BRICK, MORTAR,'
; TA PD?E, DRAIN TILE,
WHITE ASBESTOS SI-
.i DLNG, ASPHALT
SHINGLES, ALL KIND
ROLL ROOFING, 5-V
: CRIMP TIN ROOFING
1 And BRICK SIDING
ROCK, i ROCK LATH
K. B. Wheeler, Mlhttter
Wallace Every Sunday morning
and every Sunday night
t.-rj".".; . -. " " '
Providence First and Third Sun-
1 days at 3 o!cleck p. m.
BOSS HILL GROUP
W. B. Ostteu, Minister
Carlton' F. Htracht. Minister
Church School 9:45 A. M.
3. P. Johnson, Superintendent
Worship Services 1st 2nd, 4th and
8th 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 11:00 A.M.
Snd and 4th Sundays
1.-M P. M.
te First Sunday night
Rev. Harold D. Minor, Minister
1st and 3rd. Sunday- morning,
11:00 am 2nd. and 4th. Sunday
evening,' 7:00 pan.
1st and 3rd. Sunday
. . KINGS
2nd. and 4th Sunday mornings,
MOUNT OLIVE CIRCUIT
Paul ' R. Mannes
Bethel Fourth Sunday morning
; and Second Sunday night
Calypso SeconoVSunday morning
, and .Fourth Sunday night
j Bone's Chapel Second and
, Fourth Sundays at 10:00 a. m.
-DUPLIN CHARGE .
Rev. James E. White, pastor
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
1st Sunday 11:00 A. M.
3rd. Sunday H:00 A .
3rd Sunday 7:80 P. M.
; Sunday School 10:00 A. 11
: 2nd Sunday night 7:30 o'clock
4th Sunday morning 11:00 o'clock
Snd Sunday 11:00 A. M.
4th Sunday 7:30 P. M.
V , Wesley
'Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
at Sunday 7:30 P. M.
3rd Sunday 11:00 A. M.
4th Sunday 11:00 A. M.
UNET GROVE '
" v Free Win Baptist '
! , Rev. J. B. Starnes, pastor
Services each first Sunday morning
at 10:00; 1st Sunday night at 7:00
I " v- Sabbath School at 11:00
SARECTA CHAPEL "Original Free
! W1H Baptist Church; j h i
ReC Carroll Hansley, Pastor
Sunday School every Sunday at
TlttOu A. M.
League every Sunday at 6:00 P. M.
Church First Sunday, 11 A. M. and
Til8P. M. Church Third Sundays,
IIjOO A. If. and 7:18 P. M.
CuUKCH OF JESUS CHRIST
1 ; OF LATTER DAT SAINTS -Sacrament
Meeting Sunday 7:00 pjn.
! , Sunday School 10:00 A. M. -
Relief Soolety, Tuef. 7:00 P. M.
It. 1 A. ft Primary Wed. 7:00 P. M.
- tTimaeulste Oneeptlen Chunk .
5 r; Tran"" 'ration Mlatloa -
j , V-tce, N. C
Rev. J a J. I "r. Pastor
f . i.-am'el iw -,-'"
Fl- tanday l each month UJM
a. 1 v. " ' .
L r -.J?p fcHowlng 3:45 a. uv
1 he' 4 ur '-
Shepherd of Tender . Yonti i
Kirm nM la livmn slneinot
hymnT One might as well ask how old is music . . .
who wrote the first note? . 1 . .
Because George Washington did so much tor his
- country, he is regarded ss its first president Actu
ally he was fifth. His four predecessors, under the
- Articles of Confederation, John Hanson, El lis Bou
dinot, John Hancock snd Nathaniel Gorham. are
seldom mentioned. .
Because Robert Fulton did so much toward the
development of the steamship, he is regarded as
its inventor. Mentionv is rarely made of Barce
lona's Blasco de Garey and bis steamboat of 1543, or
o! James Rumey's steam propelled boat on the
Potomac In 1783, or of John Fitch aad bis steamboat
run on the Delaware In 1786 all predecessors of
Fulton and his noted Clermont on the Hudson River
In 1807. . -
So it is with hymn writing. Because Isaac Watts
wrote hundreds of hymns at a time when departure
from Psalm singing was regarded as heresy and
punishable by Imprisonment the little Englishman
has gone down in church annals ss "The father
of the English hymn." Actually, there were scores
of hymn writers in England, and other parts of the
world, before Watts was ever heard of.
Shepherd of tender youth.
Guiding in love and truth . -
Through devious ways;
Christ, our triumphant King, -
We come Thy name to sing.
And here our children bring
To oln Thy praise.
Thou art our holy Lord,
O oil-subduing Word,
Healer of strife; ,
Thou didst Thyself abase, -That
from sin' deep disgrace
Thou mlghtest save our roce,
. And give us life.
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Luther wrote 37 hymns and tang feas aa aver ,
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and straw bed. St Francis ef Assist wrote "AB
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Summer day in 1225. Theodulph of Orleans
Ail uiory, uuo, am avmn
And bishop Amoroso m
the latter' part of tne louru century..
. The oldest hymn found in today's hysanehi waeA
taken from a poem A a book of phllosoplnr tfOed,
"The Instructors-written about the year f -V
Greek librarisn, preacher and teacher, aaased IMaw ;
Flavius Clemens, usually called St Clement ef
Alexanderia. " ,
The hymn has undergone so many hausfaHssa)
snd changes that St Clement himself weald Mt
recognize it For popularity, it is far down the Mat
snd Is rarely sung. It Is given here solely license ?
of its distincUon as being the oldest Christiau kyatu
tn use about 17 centuries old. "
be near our side. -
Our Shepherd end our Gulda
Our staff and song:
Jesus, Thou Christ of GoV
(tw TMm andurim Word. v
us where Thou ho
k Our faith make strong.
j So now, and till we ,
Sound we Thy praises MgK
1 And ioyful !na: : ..-
oil the holy throng
to Thy church be
to swell the song
Christ our King
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