King's Business - 1915-04


4. He Bore Contradiction Against Him­ self, Heb. 12:3. 5. He Purged Our Sins Himself, Heb. 1:3. 6. He Expounded the Word Concern­ ing Himself, Luke 24:27, 44. 7. He Himself' Shall Descend from Heaven, 1 Thess. 4:16.— H. M. WE OUGHT TO BE: 1. Followers of God, Eph 5:1. 2. Sober and Watch unto Prayer, 1 Pet. 4:7. 3. Kindly Affectioned, Rom. 12:10. 4. Content With What We Have, Heb. 13:5. 5. Doers Not Hearers Only, James 1:22. 6. Patient Toward All, 1 Thess. 5:14. 7. Ready for Christ’s Coming, Luke 12: 40.-i-Herbert Mackzie. OUTLINE III. To W h a t ? (1) “Drink,” i. e., takes and appropriates (swallows) inwardly. (2) “Water,” i. e., the Spirit (John 7:37-39), the Word (Eph. 5 :26), equaling two ele­ ments—one the Spirit, like oxygen the quickening, another the Word, like nitro­ gen negative by itself, the Spirit and letter unite in one life-giving mixture. (3) “Of life,” i. e., living, quickening, satisfying (John 4:10, 13). IV. T he C onditions . (1) To want" it. (2) To take it. (3) “Freely,” i. e., no money (Isa. 55:1); no works (Titus 3 :5) ; no godliness (Rom. 5 :8-10).—5". FOLLOWING GOD. “Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children .—Ephesians 5:1. I. In Conscious Sonship (1 John 3:1-3). • II. In Sacrificial Love (v. 2). . III. In Sanctity (vs. 3-5).

CONSIDER. 1. Our Apostle and High Pfiest in Faithfulness, Heb. 3 :1. 2. Our Lord in Endurance of Injury, Heb. 12:3. 3. The Word, and Seek Understanding, 2 Tim. 2:7. 4. One Another and. Provoke Unto Love, Heb. 10:24. 5. The Lilies and the Father’s Care, Matt. 6:28. 6. Thyself as Liable to Temptation, Gal. 6 : 1 . 7. The Elder, His Faith and Conduct, Heb. 13:7 .—Herbert Mackzie. CONCERNING HIMSELF. 1. He Humbled Himself, Phil. 2:7, 8. 2. He Gave Himself, Titus 2:14. 3. He Showed Himself, John 21:1. THE LAST INVITATION. “The Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst Come. And whoso­ ever will let him take the water of life freely." —Rev. 22:17. Impressive moment: the last Scripture is to ' be written! What shall it be? Con­ sidering the record—an imprecation. But, no; an invitation Preceding invitations, e. g., Isaiah 55:1. I. B y W hom ? (1) The Spirit. (2) The Bride, i. e., the Church. (3) The Hearer, i. e., the believer. Every man’s call to the ministry. II. To W hom ? (1) The Thirsty, i. e., him who longs for Salvation. (2) “Who­ soever, i. e., any man. (3) “Will, i. e., not - only wishes but wills to. No others are invited, or accept. SERMON

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