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THE i:"!tEWS IN SLAVERY :
International Sunday School Leason
For October 23th, 135L ' ,
. Memory - Selection: "Be etrbng,
fear not: behold, jrous God willfome
. . . . and save you." Isaiah 35: 4.
- Lesson Text,Exodua It 7-14;
'V ''"'-.v. 8, , J
The. first five verses of the first
chapter of Exodus give a brief census
of Jacob and his-family when they
' first arrived in Egypt- From .this
small 'beginning Jacob and . his 12
eons, his wives and servants, or the
"seventy souls", in all, that came into
Egypt to escape the disastrous famine
that 'was threatening their very exist
ence, the children of Israel were
"fruitful," and increased -abundantly,
and multiplied, and waxed exceedingly
i mighty; and the -land was filled with
."' Upon the death of Jacob and Joseph,
and later, Pharaoh, and the ascendan
cy of a new king; who knew nothing
about Joseph, fear came upon the
. Egyptians lest the Israelites become
mightier than they and " take over
their land. Therefore, the new king
i called ' together his . counsellor and
they decided that something drastic
must be done about, the situation. ;
'As a result, the children of Israel
were reduced to slavery, with harsh
taskmasters 'placed, over . them, and
were assigned difficult and well-nigh
- impossible tasks to perform. From
their accustomed work of keepers of
sheep.'these people were made to per
form laborious 'tasks of construction,
of digging canals and making brick
.'. from the sticky clay of the Nile river.
In spite of the hardships heaped
upon them,' the Israelites continued to
multiply and, seeing this, the Egyptian
' rulers made- their lives bitter, with
harder and harder service, so much sot
that the Israelites cried out to Uod for
help. And, oiir scripture Reference de
clares: "God heard their groaning,
and God - remembered his covenant
with Abraham,' with Isaac, and with
Jacob.' And saw the children of Israel,
and God took knowledge of them."
As one writer, , referring to God's
providence, points out:, "We find it
difficult to accept the .doctrine that
there 1s a Providence in the individual
. lifey -thai is interested in afcd watches
over and cares for each man and wo
man and little child in all the world,
and it is not easier to believe in a
Providence for the nation, a God to
whom the life and needs of the people
as a whole are matters of concern,
and to whom the destiny of races
is a supreme care; The forces that
seem to control in the life of a people
seem far removed from any purpose
ful planning of a wise and beneficient
"But, as we take the long view, look
over the broad stretches of history,
we -find, it easier to believe that he
has taken knowledge of them, and
while he cannot always save peoples
' any more than he can save individuals
from the results of their own folly
and willfulness, . He is nevertheless
working' for beneficient ends. We
readily see this in the history of the
Israelites. - - 1 , ,
-Their very oppression in Egypt
. was providential. Had they not been
..oppressed and thus eventually forced
to" return to Canaan, they never would
have become the Chosen - People
through whom God was to work such
great results for the world."
"Benjamin - Franklin said : "God
governs in the affairs of men; and If
a sparrow cannot fall to the ground
without his notice, neither caa a king
dom rise without his aid." .While a
long perod of time, probably several
hundreds of ' years, elapses .between
the death of Joseph until the call of
Moses by God to deliver his people,
; God is "watching them and will bring
i them out of their distress in his own
good time.,.. '
ji The words of our Memory Select'on
come to us in a day when great cour- i
; age is. also needed. Dr. H. C. Moore
declares, "The folk of the fearful
, heart are in their own way and in the-
way , of others. They ;t may not be
t cowards, but tnelr acts are cowardly.
, They may not mean to be'hinderrs,
but 'they block the way with 'their
: .hesitt.n , . . To one and all comes
. the wr-i of coura ve in bugle note
; from Ce t! rone on L'h: 'Be strong.
fear not CLr:'h first: for ths tonic
of strength is r.:: 'id to quiet the
'fearful heart.' 'ZJ.iold, your God
: will come . . and save you . '
BI3 a uTTrrni
,' citizen! ;
go to co:ie
This famous statue represents an idea. Rodin's "The Thinker" is
not particularly the portrait of a man immersed in thought. It is the
: creation .of a sculptor's sense of design, bis love and appreciation for
rfcrj&a and form, -
; The artist transfers thoughts and ideas into visual beauty.
' la much the same manner, the Church is the sculptor of man. It
strives for perfection through instilling an understanding and glorifi
cation of God. The Church works with the beauty of soul. -
Through the Church we realise that the only lasting and real beauty
comes from within. We are enabled to perceive the divine nature of
God by seeing His Spirit reflected in the ideals and actions of His
creation, in this way is the Church our greatest asset in building a
woria or peace, narmony, ana jojr,
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C:rrcli Yci- Church .iy Church But Go
HERTFORD BAPTIST CHURCH
C W. Doling, Pastor
, Sunday School, 945 A. M.
. Morning Worabip, 11:0C o'clock.
Evening Worship, 8 o'clock.
Midweek Servicea, Wedneeday at
Joe Brickhotue, Pastor
11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
BURGESS BAPTIST CHURCH
Colon Jackson, Jr, Pastor '
Church services second and fourth
Sundays at 11 A. M.
Sunday School at 10:00 A. M.
. FJT? 7:45 P- M- econd
and fourth Sundays. .
J. S. Oaf fin, Paston
New Hope Church, 11:00 A. M.
Oak Grove Chuch, 7:30 P. M.
Winfall Church, 11:00 A. M.
Cedar Grove Church, 10 A. M.
Woodland Church, 7:30 P. M.
L Third Sunday
Oak Grove Church, 11:00 A. M
New Hope Church, 7:30 P. M.
J. Fourth Sunday
Cedar Grove Church, 11:00 A. M
Woodland Church, 10 A. M.
Winfall Church, 7:30 P. M.
m Fifth Sunday
Woodland Church, 11:00 A. M.
xu-fTfZ.?1? eSch Wednesday a
Wuifall Church at 7:30 P. M.
R. M. Gradeless, Pastor
Church School, 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 A. M., sec
ond and fourth Sundays.
WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
James F Burke, Pastor
Church Services on second and
fourth Sundays at 11 A. M.
First and Third Sundays at 7:45
Sunday School 9:45 A. M.
UP RIVER FRIENDS CHURCH
Elizabeth White, Paatoi
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M.
Church Services, 11 A. M.
Christian Endeavor. 6:30 P. M.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Kev. Bennie Crawford, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Preaching first and third Sundays
at 11 A. M.
. Preaching second and fourth Sun
day evening at 7:30.
PINEY WOODS FRIENDS
Carl J. Yow, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Morning worship 11.00 A. M.
WHITEVILLE GROVE BAPTIST
Rev. Carl Bjork, Pastor
Sunday School, 11 A. M., every Sun
day except third Sunday.
Church sevices every third Sunday
at 3 P. M.
HERTFORD METHODIST CHURCH
A. L. Chaplin, Pastor
Church School, 9:46 A. M.
Morning Worship, 1J:00 o'clock.
Youth Fellowship, 6:45 P. M.
Evening Worship, 7:80 P. M.
' ti$Q,gs Fellowship, Wednesday
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RAGLEY SWAMP PILGRIM
Coy S. Saunders, Pastor
Sunday School, 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 o'clock.
Young People's Meeting, 6:80 P. MY
Mid-week Services, Thursday
Rev. Charles F. Wnlf, Rector.
9:45 A. M., Church School, every
9:00 A. it., Holy Communion, 1st Sun
8:30 A. M., Holy Communion, 2nd, 4th,
11:00 A. M.,'Holy Communion, 3rd
11:00 A. M.j Morning Prayer, 2nd,
4th, 5th Sundays
10:00 A. M., Holy Communion, Fri
days and Saints' Days.
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BEREA CHURCH OF CHRIST
Walker Perry. Pastor .
2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30 A. M.
Morning worship on tint and third
Sunday at 11 A. MY
; ' Evening worship first" and third
Sundays at 7:80 P. M.
CHAPPELL HILL BAPTIST
A. H, Outlaw, Paster
Sunday School. 2 P. MY every first
Church Servic 8 P. M. every first
Sunday cSchool at 11 X U every
second, third and foarth Sunday.