T H E K ING ’S BUS INESS T H E EX T EN S IO N W ORK By Geo. W . H un te r
TN APRIL, 1912, George W. Hunter, as representative of the Extension Depart ment of the ' Institute, began conducting evangelistic meetings in the northern part of the State, making San Francisco his headquarters. He has also conducted Bible classes in San Francisco and adjacent cities and towns. These classes have been well at tended and hundreds of young people, as ‘ well as others, have been trained in the gre^t fundamental truths of the Scriptures., Many open doors give evidence of the thor oughness of Mr. Hunter’s work. A very blessed ministry has been carried on 'by Mr. Hunter in the penitentiary at San Quentin, where a large and interesting Bible class is conducted on Saturday after A LLEN DUNHAM, a former student of the Institute, when assured by his phy sician that he could not live long, deter mined to give what was left of his life to personal work. So, casting himself upofi the Lord, he has proven what it is possible for one man to do who will devote himself wholly to the one thing. God has not only spared his life, but has given him health ahd. strength and ability to do things which have counted greatly for His glory. The following is a little suggestion from Mr. Dunham with reference to his method of service: “I beseech you, therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”—Rom. 12 : 1 . Our willingness to. let Go<( use us in showing others the grace of God, through the Scriptures, opens the way for definite work. With John 3:16, John 5:24 and 1 John 5:13 for assurance of salvation (after giv ing the Gospel in 1 Cor. 15:3-5), we are
noons. The men rally for Bible study in preference to the half holiday in the yard. No greater evidence of the value of this work can be adduced than this fact that men in the prison are giving up their pleas ure for the study of the Word of God. We view San Francisco as one of the neediest fields in this whole country, and are praying that the way may be opened for a larger service in that city, and that the extension work already carried on will prove to be the basis of a work that shall be greatly blessed to the whole of the Northern part of this great State. Evangelistic Services, Bible classes throughout, the State and special confer ences are held from time to time under the auspices of our representative. 0 able to show the unsaved that they must depend on the plain Word of God for their salvation; that Christ died for the sins of all, God having accepted that sacrifice when He raised Him from the dead, and that stumblings and failures thereafter in their lives will not alter the fact that they are savéd for time and eternity. “By Him, all that believe are justified from all things.” Some need to be made to see that they are sinners, and Romans 3:23 and James 2 :10 will show them this, and Romans 6 :23 (first clause) the result of sin. As our business is urgent and the work great, the sooner we bring them face to face with the Gospel, the better. His Word never returns void, but accomplishes that whereunto He sends it. We need, never fear man or Satan, but walking by faith (which comes by the Word), we should sow beside all waters, early and late, never withholding our hands, for we cann'ot tell which will pro’sper. A good Scripture tract provides an easy opening. The meaning can be explained at the time it is given, or later, as the Lore} leads. In house to house work, the D. L. Moody books have opened homes, and ways to reach people, giving an opportunity to show
PER SON A L W ORK By T C. H.
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