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m. 4:11.16; U PeUr 1:9-T S:18.
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WSEM to a "grown person"
grown?. All sensible grown
upe know that they are not quit
tully grown in some ways. When
ever you see an adult takine a
correspondence ,course, or taking
: dancing lesions or
trying to play a
better gam of
golf,; or being a
smarter farmer or
business . man ' or
what not, there
you see la grown
.person who knows
be -atill has room
. to grow, and can
row. Psycholo- Dr. Foreman
gists tell us that one of the , great
. scientific discoveries of this age
is finding that adults are plastic,
- that is to say, no one is ever too
old to learn, too old to grow.
flrewlRf Us ft Wfcitt
- The tragedy Is that many Chris
tians, these same people who are
not content to be just the same
, farmer or golf-player they used to
be, 'these same people Who are
growing in other ways, are con-
' tent to be no bigger or better
Christians than they, were 20
years ago. As Christians, they
re dwarfs, midgets. They
topped growing long . ago. , It is
-worth ' while to 'remember that
Paul's letters were written to
grown people, not children; yet
he urges these adults not to be
children any morel Paul has a
good deal to say about growing as
Christian, and he points out that
this Is the most important growth
. there Is. The first thing you want
to know, In growing anything, is
what you want this thing, , this
plant or animal or what not, to
'be. When a home gardener raises
tomatoes, he always has in mind
-the pictures on the seed catalogue
cover. When a horse breeder in
'Kentucky raises a colt, he has
some -great race horses in his
mind's eye. If you don't know
where you are beaded, you can't
tell whether you are making prof-
resa. Now the Apostle Paul leaves
no doubt as to what is (he goal of
Christian growth. It is not a what
at all. but a whena. The measure
of Christian manhood is Christ
Life brings us some crises, when
we grow up, so to speak, over
Slight. But these are rare. It is all
J. mistake to sit around waiting for
. something marvelous to happen all
at once. The Bible's emphasis on
Crowing suggests that we become
more Christlike by degrees. There
are springtimes of the spirit when
growth is faster than in life's win
ter nights. But the growing season
for the Christian is the year round.
'This la specially important to re
member when we are up against
.something that seems to block us
off and keep us from any progress.
We must remember what we were
-thinking about last week, that
growing demands effort, effort
gainst odds sometimes. Is It like
ly that the young man Jesus found
Nazareth the kind of town that
helped him to increase in favor
with God and man? No; but the
very fact that he had to push
against the down-drag of that vil
lage, made him stronger. If you
want to grow stronger physically,
you will have to lift heayy weights,
not egg-shells. If you want to grow
mentally, you will have to study
something harder than the multi
plication table and the primer. So
we may be helped to grow in spirit
by those very things which make
It hard to be a Christian. "
Keats Dan ,".'
.There would be no point what
ever in the command given more
than once, "Growl" if there were
nothing we could do about It tt
' Peter S: IS gives one extremely val
uable hint: "Grow in the grace and
knowledge of our , Lord j and
Saviour.' If growing In his grace
" seems a bit hard to understand,
growing In knowledge of him ia
' surely plain enough. Do we want,
to grow as Christians? Do; we
want, really, to be more like the
WasterT Then we shall have to
know him better. There are two
ways of knowing Christ better. One
Is to read the gospels more often,
think about them more. Matthew,
Mark, Luke and John ought to be
the most familiar books the Chris
tian knows. But Christ ia far more
than a historical character. He
Uvea today in the hearts of those
who love and work with him. It
is possible, and for a growing
' Christian it is necessary, to know
Christ as the "unseen companion,"
the Christ who through his Spirit
"dwells in the heart by faith." But
how can Christ live in the heart.
If the mind never-,jpVes hlnva
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BET. W. B HOOD, PASTOR
Every Sunday Morning
and. 4th, and 5th Sunday nights
3rd Sunday night
REV J. M. NISBETT, PASTOR
2nd aad 4th Sunday mornings
Yrd Sunday ngiht -
Rev. Wade H. Allison, Pastor
Mount Zion Church, .Rose 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
Bowdea Coaununtty Charon
Ist'Srd. and 8th. Sunday evenings
RET. J. T. HATTER, JR, PASTOR
2nd and 4th Sunday mornings
: HaBsvilla Chnreh
1st and 3rd Sunday, morlnga
RET. W. H. GOODMAN, PASTOR
Every Sunday morning
PINat HTLli GROUP .
Rev. Farrlor, Pastor
Pink Hill This Sunday A. M.
, and 1st Sunday P. M.
Women ef the Chnreh
Circle No. 2 meets 3:30 p. m. on
first Tuesday of month.
Second Sunday A. M. and
Fourth Sunday P.
Third Sundays 4 P. M. (3 P. M.
1st Sunday" A. M. and 3rd
Sunday r. m.
General meetnlg Thursday P. M.
after 3rd Sunday.. Clrcle.Thura
day P. M. before Srd Sunday
Fourth Sunday A, M. and Second
Sunday P. M.
First Wednesday afternoon
r. P. Field Group 1st and 3rd
Saturday evenings fl P. M.
RET. TAYLOR A. BTRD, PASTOR
1st, 3rd. 5th. Sundays at VM p m.
2nd, 4th. Sandaya at 11:0 ajn.
1st, 3rd, 5th. Sundays at 11:0 ajn.
2nd, 4th. Sundays at 7:00 pjn.
Church Service, 1st Sunday sight
JM P, M. tad and 4th Sunday
nomine, ll:tt a. m.
Rev. Vinton Bowering, Minister
Sunday School every Sunday
Morning at 10:00 a. aa,
Mrs. Ed Smith. Superintendent
. MISSIONARY BAPTISTS .
Br. Lauren' Sharpe, Paste
Kenansville - -BACH
" BECLAYDULR GROUP
- Rev. A. L. Brown, Pastor
BeuUvlUe ; .
,2nd and 4th Sundays
1st and 2nd Sandaya
3rd and 4th Sundays
',. pastor :,
2nd and 4th Sandaya
MAGNOLIA. BAPTIST CHURCH
. Rev. J. D. Everett, Pastor
1st and 3rd Sunday mornings
;. 1st and 3rd Sanday nights ,
RET. ELLIOTT B. STEWART,
. ' zndsnd Srd Sondayt
A . Teachey . -V
i Ut and 4th Sandaya -
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Weddings, Parties, Aamlversarles
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' By Appointment r
Pink Hill. N. C.
T. J. Turner
The Christian Conqueror
By REV. C. HERMAN TRUEBLOOD
TEXT: "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him
that loved us." Rom. 8:37.
Paul, in claiming to be a conqueror, is using a word which the
Romans used frequently; the word is weighed with pomp and glory, and
accompanied with cheering and honors. When Paul boldly proclaims
himself a conqueror in a letter to the Romans he is making a claim that
would surely strike the Romans with great amazement. What was there
in Paul's life to correspond to the claim? Was there anything to suggest
the radiant entry of a triumphant victor into the city of Rome?
Let us look into the record of his life, or some of it, and see: In
Damascus his enemies watched the
Jerusalem he was received with
Iconium he was assaulted; in Lystra he was stoned; in Phillipi he was
beaten with many stripes and cast into prison; in Thessalonica he was at
tacked by a 'mob; in Athens he was despised; lA Ephesus he was exposed
to wrath; in Jerusalem the second time he was bound with chains; in
Rome he was imprisoned. Was such an experience a Journey of victorious
accomplishments? There are two ways of estimating a victorious life:
L BY EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES. We can measure success by
materilaistlc measuring lines and rate
what he does with his physical prowess and mental alertness. We can
look at the condition of men's bodies, and at their social standing, fin
ancial standing, or political achievements, and at other things whereby
they have succeeded in worldly attainments. Judged by these standards
Paul's life was a miserable and wretched failure; it was a most disastrous
and dismal succession of appaling defeats. Mterialistically, there was
nothing in Paul's life to suggest a CONQUEROR!
2. BY SPIRITUALIZED CHARACTER Paul" rose above circum
stances to sublime heights of victory through spiritual power because
he had become throughly dedicated and consecrated to his Lord and
Saviour, Jesus Christ Because he
Christ he refused to be submerged
him, a soul in its successful ascendency through every kind of hostility
to greater and nobler heights of character and virtue. Measured by the
Spiritual Yardstick, Paul was a colossal success; he was) indeed, a Con
queror, A CHRISTIAN CONQUEROR, standing at the top of the list of
Conquerors, of all time.
8. PAUL'S THREEFOLD SECRET. Why was Paul such a wonderful
Christian Conqueror? ,
? (1) His. Was A Surrendered Life. At the time of his conversion, Paul
wholeheartedly exclaimed: "Lord, what wilt thou have jne to do?" Acts
(2) His Was A Growing Life. Paul never considered himself perfect,
or too old to grow spiritually; said
prize of the hlghcalling." Phil 3:14.
(3) His Was A Faithful Life.
Paul could say: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
I have KEPT THE FAITH." 2 Tim. 4:8.
J. R. Regan, Minister Tel. 2750
Woodland First Sunday Morning
and Third Sunday, night
Pink HillSecond and Fourth Sun
days,' Morning and Night
FEARS ALL CHAPEL F.WA
Rev. L. L. Parker, Pastor
Snndav School at 10:00 A. M.
Services each second Sunday mom
hut at 11:00 and evening at 7:30.
League every Sunday evening at
6:00. Prayer Meeting each Wednes
day evening at 7:00.
MJsatecjary Baptist Ghurch
Rev. Venn Mnrrell
1st and 3rd. Sundays
4th. and 5th. Sundays
2nd, 4th. and 5th. Sundays
1st and 3rd. Sundays
2nd Sunday morning and 4th San
day evening. ;v;-7v;...,.,,.
last and 3rd Sundays
Rev. S. T. CASS
Services every Sanday'
. . FAISON
1st and 3rd. Sundayi
Rev.Paul MuJU pastor
1st and ' 3rd Sundays
a at the
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Howe, Gnr. Pry Geeda
BenUvUs, N. C
SERTICB Bil'OR COMPANY
, DeSoteFl; -mouth
. i Sales and &ervtea
' i Kenansville. N. C
DR. tt W. COLWRLL
. - - Wallace, North Carolina
Office Phone:. 2001 Residence: 3441
year, will total 300.000 bushels, com
pared with 1.709,000 bushels In 1909.
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gates night and day to kill him; in
suspicion by his fellow believers; in
a person a victor or a failure by
was so possessed of the Spirit of
by evil antagonisms we can see in
he "I press toward the mark for the
"Coming to the end of life's journey,
Advent Christian Church
Services 1st and 3rd Saturday
Night Suit and Sun. Night Alto
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. Peston, Pastor
Services each Sunday
Rev. J J. Buerer, Pastor
2nd and 4th Sundays
Dr. A W. Greenlaw; pastor
Services each Sunday
Rev. Eugene Hagar
1st and 3rd Sanday sKwalag
4th Sanday nlgaf
Rev. Eugene-' Hager
1st and 3rd Bandar nigh
2nd Sanday moraing
Rev. Eugene -Hagar
2nd Son. aught 4ua
BliCTARn HOLMES MILL
. Near OaUawt Bridge .
't.'-i f'r :,liji.'(-itiJf t-rti'-i-v'1' .;-''.''. y .W
v Cera MaaMtock Vsai. , '
In , its various libraries, . Wake
forest College posse about 124,000
volumes! " , ' '
SASn, DOORS, SHEET
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SHINGLES, ALL KIND
ROLL ROOFING, 5-V
CRIMP TIN ROOFING
And BRICK SIDING
ROCK, ROCK LATH
WALLACE. N C
K. R. Wheeler, Minister
Wallace Every Sunday mornins
i and every Sunday night
Providence First and Third Sun
days at 3 o'clock p. m.
ROSE HILL GROUP
W. B. Oattoa, Minister
Carlton F. HlrschL Minister
Church School 0:45. 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 0:30 A. M.
Church School 10:00 A. M.
L. A. Sutton, Superintendent
1st Sunday night 8:00 P. M.
3rd Sunday morning 11:00 AM.
2nd and 4th Sundays
1:00 P. M.
Turkey Third Sunday mornlaj
and the First Sunday night
Rev. Harold D. Minor, Minister
1st. and 3rd. Sunday morning.
11:00 ajn. 2nd. and 4th. Sunday
evening, 7:00 p.m.
1st. and 3rd. Sunday evening,
2nd. and 4th Sunday mornings,
MOUNT OLIVE CIRCUIT
Paul R. Mannea
Bethel Fourth Sunday morning
and Second Sunday night
Calypso Second, Sunday morning
ana rourur'suuaay nigni.
Rone's Chapel Second and
Fourth Sundays at 10:00 a. na.
Rev. James E. White, pastor
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
1st Sunday 11:00 A. M.
3rd. Sunday H: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. M.
Free 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
SARECTA CHAPEL "Original Frae
' Rev: Carroll HanaVty, Pastor
Sanday School ovary Sunday at
League every Sunday at &00 P. M
Church First Sunday, 11 A M. and
7:15 P. M. Church Third Sundays,
11:00 A. M. and 7:18 P. M.
CHURCH OP IE8US CHRIST
OP LATTER DAY SAINTS
Sacrament Meeting Sunday 7:00 pjn,
: Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
Relief Society. Tuea. T:qp P. M.
M. t A. & Primary Wed. T OO P. M.
:, Iauaaeulate Caneeptlan Chnreh
Transfiguration Mlaatoa -
Wallace, X. C
: Bar. John J.- Harder, Pastor '
' ' Ijam of ism
First Sanday af each anon ta 11M
a. as. . -
Bvsry Sunday follswlns 145 a. ga.
lierricai -art held npstgra at
ofHoe Na. 1 of new Lea Building,
"Thine hand, fair little maiden, let me see.
How rua the mystic lines of destiny ..."
- So. began a Juvenile poem Francis Scott Key
wrote on the, back of a hyme book tor a little
9-year-old girl who sat on his knee.
"One of the best American types" Is what some
historians call the author of our national aftthem.
Others define hlln as "The pure souled patriot"
But whatever the epigram, all agree that Francis
Scott Key was of sterling character, soft-spoken,
highly cultured, of excellent manners, courteous,
tactful sn able lawyer and, above all, a Christian
Perhaps that's why, a century and a quarter
ago, President Andrew Jackson singled out Key
from all the lawyers in America and sent him
to Tuscaloosa, Ala, to work out an agreement
between the federal government and the state
in a controversy that bad arisen over disputed
. tord, with glowing heort I'd praise Thee,
For the bliss Thy fovt bestows;
For the pordoning grace that saves me,
A-.d the peoct thol from It flows.
Praise ry soul, the God that (ought thee, .
Wretched wanderer, far astray:
Found thee lost, and "kindly
From the poths of death
Meets At Queen's
On July 13-15
Raleigh. N. C. The One-Hun
dred Forty-First session of the
Presbyterian Synod of North Caro
lina will convene in Queens College,
Charlotte, North Carolina. July ,13-
15, according to Dr. Harold J.
Dudley, Stated Clerk and Modera
tor of the 1953 Synod, who will
preach the retiring moderator's
sermon on Tuesda; evening. Other
speakers for the Synod include two
of the Moderators of the three
churches contemplating union;
namely. Dr. Wade H. Boggs, Sr.,
Atlanta, Moderator of the Presby
terian Church U.S., and Dr. Ralph
Waldo Lloyd, Maryville, Moderator
of the Presbyterian Church U.SA.
Dr. Albert E. Kelly, Pittsburgh,
Moderator of the United Presby
terian Church, will be unable to
attend the meeting due to a pre
vious engagement which takes him
to the west coast. Dr. Boggs is
Executive' Secretary of the Board
of Annuities and Relief for his de
nomination and Dr. Lloyd is Presi
dent of Maryville College. Other
prominent speakers on the program
will include Dr. George Lang, Tus
caloosa, Alabama, for 35 years pro
fessor of Philosophy and Religion,
which department he headed, at
the University of Alabama; Dr. S.
Hugh Bradley, Nashville, Tenn.,
Field Secretary for the Board of
World Missions of the Presbyterian
Church in the U. S.; Herman F.
Reinhardt, New York, of the firm
of Ward, Wells, Dresham, and
Reinhardt; Dr. James G. Patton,
Atlanta, Executive Secretary of the
General Council of the Presbyterian
Church in the U. S.; and Dr. Roger
P. McCutcheon, Nashville, Tenn.,
Director of the North Carolina
Presbyterian Educational Institu
The Synod will hear a report by
the special committee, named in
1953 to study the problem of alcohol
as it relates to the church. The re
port will be made by the itev.
Sam M. Inman, pastor of the Selwyn
Avenue Presbyterian Church, Char
Dr. Edwin R. Walker, new presi
dent of Queens College, will wel
come the Synod. A. E. Gison, Wil
mington layman, and Chairman of
Synod's Church Extension Commit
tee, will present the report of this
committee, recommending a goal of
$2,000,000 for the 1955 Church Ex
tension Campaign. The Reverend
W. M. Currle, Associate Pastor of
the Greensboro First Presbyterian
Church, will make the report on
Christian Education, embracing the
sub-committees of Religious Educa
tion, Educational Institutions, ana
Campus Christian Life. The report
will deal only generally with the
survey being made of the Synods
educational institutions ..under a
$50,000 Ford grant. The findings of
the study will be presented as major
business for the 1955 Synod. W. E.
Price. Charlotte, a former Modera
tor of the General Assembly and
the Synod and the present Chair
FUEL OIL and
R. B. WARREN
Mt Olive, N. C
Qlowing Heart I'd PmiseThee
On the last night of his stay at Gov, GayleV
mansion la Tuscaloosa- then the state capital
the 53-year-old Key held little Sarah Ana Gayle
on Ms knee and wrote poetry for her. Turning
through the songbook on which the lawyer-poet
had been writing, the little gui saw Key's name ;
ever a hymn and, at her request, he sang tt for
her.' ; ?A -.''.;;-v.-w: W.x? v- ,
Everybody knows that Francis Scott Key wrote
"The Star-Spangled Banner." But not everybody
knows that the author of our national anthem
was also a prolific writer of church hymns. We
give here the one he sang for little Sarah Ana
Gayle. He wrote tt In 1817, just three years after
he walked the deck of a British man-of-war, on
which he was detained, and wrote "The Star
Spangled Banner" on the back of a letter.
. Indeed fitting that our national anthem should
have been written by a man of such character
as to write poetry for a little girl . , . and Chris
tian hymns like this:
Prolse, with love's devoutejt feeling, '
Him who sew thy guilt-born feor;
And, the light of hope revealing.
Bade the blood-stained cross appear. -
brought thee, '
WILCOX-FOLLETT CO., Chicago, El.
From The Book A HYMN IS BORN" Copyright 1952
man of the Synod's Council, will
present the Stewardship Report
which will recommend a benevo
lence budget for 1955 totalling in
excess of $1,500,000 of which $1,304,-
000 will be for the causes of the
General Assembly, including World
Missions, Christian Education, An
nuities and Relief, Church Exten
sion, and the General Fund.
The Synod of North Carolina is
composed of nine Presbyteries with
a combined membership of 126,072.
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And, since words can never measure, , '
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