King's Business - 1917-10



Joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17; Galatians 4:7). Made children of God (Romans 8:16). Called with an holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9). Therefore having this high position and privilege, the Apostle exhorts us to:

Walk worthy (Ephesians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 2 :12). Being fruitful as Christ Himself (Colossians 1:10). Hath chosen us, etc. (John 15:16; Ephesians 1:10). Increasing in knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10). S. R. B. and not see a road in it to Christ, I would break through a hedge or two and jump over a ditch, but I would get to Him some­ how ; for no sermon is worth the preach­ ing or worth the hearing that does not lead up to Christ.”— Selected. The Answered Prayer Once, in the heated prayer of early days, I begged a gift: “Give this one boon to me, 0 God! then will I live alone to Thee And labor on in constant prayer and praise.” He answered not. I doubted—“By its rays Has faith misled me? Where, O where is He? 1 thought Him Light and yet I cannot see— Still further must I seek in different ways,” But came a day when, out of a full heart, I cried: “O God, where art Thou? Only speak! I need Thee—in the hopeless dark I seek. Do with me as Thou wilt; stay not apart!” And lo ! He stood beside me in the way, And smiled: “Come with Me. Thou hast learned to pray.” Deceitful Appearances How much sunshine has come out of a bottle of ink! And yet people will judge by appearances.


But We Preach Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 1:23)

A young minister was preaching before an old Welsh divine—one who had been for years and years in the work; and after preaching, he was foolish enough to ask the old minister, “What did you think of • my sermon?” The old man answered, “I thought it was a very poor one.” The young preacher felt disappointed, and looked rather crest-fallen, as he replied, “But do you not think I kept to my text ? Did not I open up the subject? Was not my explanation correct?” “Yes, quite so,” said th e .old man, “but still, for all that, it was a very poor sermon.” “But do not you think my arguments were telling, and my illustrations appropriate?” “Yes, but for all that, it was a poor sermon.” “Why \ so?” asked the young brother, greatly 'troubled. “I call that sermon a poor sermon,” replied the divine, “that has not plenty of the Lord Jesus Christ in it; and that is what was lacking in yours.” “Yes,” said the minister, anxious to clear himself, “but I do not think that there was Christ in the text.” Do you not know,” said the old man, “that in every town and village and hamlet in England there is a road which will lead you up to the metropolis, if you go along it far enough?” “Yes, I believe so,” said the young man. “And so,” said the old preacher, “from every verse in the Bible there is a road right up to Christ, who is the metropolis of Scripture. And,” con­ tinued he, with a merry twinkle in his eye, “if ever I should get hold of a text

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