King's Business - 1922-11

T HE K I N G ' S B U S I N E S S and told the people what a wonderful Saviour Jesus was, and how He had power to do things that no one else could do. When they came to a place where the people would not listen, they told the people they were lost and would die in their sins and he lost for­ ever. Jesus told these men that if the people heard their words and believed it was just the same as if Jesus Himself had told them of the gospel. Even though these men had a hard time in some of the places, they came to the Lord Jesus filled with joy, because a great many people had heard their mes­ sage with gladness and believed on Jesus. Now, boys and girls, Jesus has gone back to heaven, and those first seventy men are there with Him, and do you know on whom He is counting to go out and tell this same gospel story today? Yes, Earl, that is right, He is counting on you and me, and if we know people who do not love Jesus, we are the ones He is asking to go to those very people. Let us say our memory verse and just remember that Jesus is saying it to each one of us. “ Go ye into all the world, and preach the gos­ pel to the whole creation.” •That means, we are to go to the boys and girls who do not go to Sunday School, and try to get them to come with us. Call for them and tell them what a good time we have, and do all we can to get them to come. We must always remember to pray for those whom we are trying to bring to Jesus, and ask Jesus to put it into their hearts to want to come. Closing Prayer. WHAT A SMILE DID In London, in 1872, one Sunday morn­ ing, said D. L. Moody, a minister said to me: “I want you to notice that family there in one of the front seats, and when we get home I want to tell you their Story.” When we got home I asked him


for the story, and he said: “All that family were won by a smile.” “Why,” said I, “how’s that?” _ “ Well,” he said, “as I was walking down a street one day, I saw a child at a win­ dow; it smiled, and I smiled, and we bowed. So it was the second time;- I bowed, she bowed. It was not long be­ fore there was another child, and I got in the habit of looking and bowing, and pretty soon the group grew, and at last as I went by a lady was with them. I didn’t know what/ to do. I didn’t want 'to bow to her, but I knew the children expected it, and so I bowed to them all. The mother thought that I was a minister, and the children followed me the next Sunday, and found I was a min­ ister. And they thought I was the great­ est preacher living, and their parents must hear me. A, minister who is kind to a child, and gives him a pat on the head, why, the children think he is the greatest preacher in the world. Kindness goes a great way. And to make a long story short, the father and mother and five children were converted and are going to join our church next Sunday.” Won to Christ by a smile! We must get the wrinkles out of our brows, and must have smiling faces. Is? § » LOVE OP LUCRE “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Itgroweth up a little plant of cov­ eting: presently the leaves get rank, the branches spread, and feed on petty thefts; then, in their early season, come the blossoms,—black designs; plots, in­ volved and undeveloped yet, of foul con­ spiracies; extortions on the weak; rich robbings of the wealthy; the threatened slander; the rewarded lie; malice, per­ jury, sacrilege: then speedily cometh on the climax, the consummate flower,— dark-red murder: and the fruit, bearing in itself the seeds that never die, is righteous, wrathful condemnation.—Tup- per.

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