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GCD IN A NATION'S LIFE.
International Sunday School Lesson .
tor April 22, 1951. f .
Memory Selection! "Open s thou
mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous
things oat of thyJaw.f-4Psalra 119:18.
Lesson Text: Deuteronomy. 6: 20-25;'
5:1-6.: -. V - . ;
' Tm Alii Iauki Jar week, we- icon- .
sidered the covenant between God and
Abraham and in this lesson, we are A
see how God is carrying out His part
of -the covenant, leading the children
of Israel out of bondage in Egypt and
through it, w can see (His hand in
the unfolding history , of an entires na
tiom. y; -.- "' "
As our lesson story begins, the Is
raelites have long since been delivered
from bondage in Egypt During 1 the
intervening years, many of those who
fctft Egypt have died and their children
and jrrandchildren 'are ithe ones who
1 are aibout to enter miw wuai
Land of Canaan. Moses, their leader
alt through the wilderness wander-
' ings, is instructing Ithem, in the faith
and reminding 11 ithem how God cared
t for their fathers and had brought them
from a life of slavery to freedom in
..' a new land. " '
(Moses explains the meaning and im
portance of "the tew of God which had
been given to the children of Israel
by God on Mount ISinai, eo that when
itheir children, or their children's chil
Tia mMiiiiur of "the testi-
monies, and the statutes, and the or
dinaiices, which Jehovah our God hath
vmanflMf vnn." thev will be able ito
give them an adequate explanation of
the all-important itraaraon aim
ground of their people. ?
:. fRirn thi titf rf ithe Book of Deu-
la atmlfi&n.: It . means
l,i;vinu' ... : w-o
"second law' 'because Moses restated
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so many oi we ,6"
TwliiViw nd Numbers. It is
a book of xemindeiB, so much so that
it has been called by many, " ine own
iR.momKrue." Often throturn-
. .out the book he words "and that shalt
-Koi-" i reneaited. Israel had
much to remember. Although living
f among a people who worshipped many
a-a nA irtiPT, wsa no sod among
them like Jehovah, their God. God
chose Israel, disciplined tnem to near
and.aee. thte divine
iTT. 1w4 TswU'l- nut of JliflryiDw
and, out of Jov4tor Wat iatners,
brought them , to this- promised land.
As we look over the past, we can dis-
Kond or God. flruioinz ine wi-
faiis of men and of nations, even down
to the present tame.
- Charles v Edward DLocke declares:
"The Creator advances the slffairs of a
nation by a succession of divine im
pulses which responsive men have en
deavored to fulfill in their lives. As
we ponder1 ithe history of the forma
tion of the Hebrew nation, ; from e
yvf tnrmnaed and discourag-
luiuuvuuv -w rr - . . .
d people, into a hand of havincnv
men hopes and aspirations, with high
national consdoushess and a devotion
foi Jehovah .their God, we know.'Hiia
is true. As we Jook back, just a few
i.... the founding- of our
own great nation, begun by , a few
Bettlere whose one desire was to find
place where theyj could worship God
without persecution, we
litre v. i . . - ,
(With the acceptance of this heritage
of freedom of : worship, r. assemoiy,
speech and the press, fliere mustcomie
f refmonaJbilitv and obliga-
! ti- iPnw it Kmith savs: "" "Our
privileges areall on a cah-nd-carry
basis, they must be paid for in ser
vice. Every, one of va every, day
drinks from wells we have not dug. We
attend schools other people have pro
aa tu IW -wtorahin in churches
other people havw buflt for us. We
enjay liberties whicn nave coat uuii
,... iw mA team We realize
' the MeuansS i Cod, by means of a
fadtii other, men tve established. If
we are not prepared ito be. a spiritual
s parasite, we must repay life for every
ihenfifitSi .To consume
Q V . : ,
; more than we produce is to live at
texoense: to "take more
. from 1' ) V w we put into it is to be
a; .1 i "'r.'- ' !
"T.. j i r.o -Js fom these oV
ligations wih wl.kh we are confront
ed, except by paying dividends. Evas
ion and avoidance are both the way
of hLonor. fTo be born into a family
ta Tf n tn r-n ffood name of that
fmihr is to UU-av.tt.' To be born
irto a ii3t wo.i and not to' add o
tv 'f r.f -t"-:,Ll in ithe world is 0
tctr:y Ce f-vUre. To be born into
a d -mc-ii 7 and net to practice demo
'-- - h r- Ton of tha hich-
, -v , . . ' ' s nmn -! si. honored.
i , , -at! " ! , a i tcr. cf
i k j f..:j ta a t.e i. , . -
ipast has put at our iL,j 1."
A- v t i
Tommy has borrowed Daddy's rod and
reel, a can from the kitchen waste-basket,
and a couple of worms from Mama's flower,
garden. ' Now Tommy's going fishingjust
like Daddy and big brother Bill.
' Children like to grow-up by imitation.
Even though Tommy won't catch any fish,
it's fun to pretend to be a real grown-up
'The counterpart of imitation is example.
That is the blueprint that Daddy and Mama
and big brother Bill provide for Tommy's
adventure of growing-up.
But the Church has had a vital part in
Tommy's growth. Before Tommy was even
born, the Church was teaching his parents
and his brother the Master Blueprint of
fttwlafrSa. T ItrSniv : Anil rlffflf tlAU,. urflilft
I 4 it's teaching Tommy the first lessons of
faith, the Church is helping Daddy and
Mama and big brother Bill set the best
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THE CHURCH FOB ALL .
ALL FOR THE CHUHCH
n. nurch to Ih. greatest fac-
character and flood citizenship. It
wi7h.rhol., ' ,piritual '
Without a strong Church, neither
democracy nor civilization can
survive. There . four sound
..nT Wh.r v,r -hould
Port the ChnrM. "tv
r . . - are: in
For his own sake (2) F ii!
children's .nt. i or h'
ot hto community and nation. (4)
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C W. Doling. Pastor
Sunday School. 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:0C o'clock.
Evening Worship, 8 o'clock.
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Joe Brickhoose, Pastor
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BURGESS BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. R. Byerly. Pastor
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Sunday School at 10:00 A. M.
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Church School, 10:00 A. M.
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Sundav School. 11 A. W. .n finn.
day except third Sunday.
cnurcn services every third Sunday
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Elizabeth White, Pastoi
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M.
Church Services, 11 A. M.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30 P. M.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. E. G. Willis, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
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at 11 A. M.
Preaching second and fourth Sun
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Carl J. Tow. Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Morning worship 11.00 A. M.
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. G. M. Singletary, Pastor
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Church services, 8:00 P. M. on sec
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HERTFORD METHODIST CHURCH
A. L. Chaplin, Pastor
Church School. 9:45 A. M.
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Evening Worship, 7:30 P. M.
Mid-week Fellowship, Wednesday
at 7:30 P. M.
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Coy S. Saunders, Pastor
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Morning Worship, 11:00 o'clock.
Young People's Meeting, 6:80 P. M.
Evening Worship, 7:80 o'clock.
Mid-week Services, Thursday at
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Rev. Charles F. Wulf, Rector.
10:00 A. M., Church School.
9:00 A. M.. Holy Cemmunlon
1st, 2nd, 4th 5th Sundays .
; 11:00 A. M., Morntag Prayer
2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays
11.-00 A. M., Holy Communion
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Walker Perry, Pastor
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Morning worship on first and third
Sundays at 11 A. M.
Evening worship first and third
Sundays, at 7:30 P. M.
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A. H. OnOaw, Pastor
; Sunday School. 2 P. M. every first
Church Service 8 P. M. every first
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