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AN ELOQUENT SUNDAY SERMON WV
THE, REV., EDWARD NILES.
Theme: Rejoicing in Suffering.
Brooklyn, N. Y.-At the Bushwick
Avenue Reformed Church, the Rev.
Edward Niles, pastor, preached to a
large audience on the subject: "Re
joicing in Suffering." The text was
from Colossians 1:24: "Now I rejoice
In my sufferings for your sake, and
fill up on my part that which is lack
ing in the afflictions of Christ in my
flesh for His body's sake, which is the
church." Mr. Niles-said:
When Paul was converted, Chris
tianity was a Jewish sect unknown
outside of Palestine. When Paul had
finished his missionary tours, he
could say with pardonable exaggera
tion, "The gospel is preached in all
creation. under heaveh, whereof I
Paul, was made a minister." And
how he loved to preach! - How he
yearned to bring every one into
knowledge of the truth!
Then, while in his prime, he be
came a prisoner, fettered to a soldier,
any hour liable to execution. He
would be well nigh excusable had he
complained. I never read this verse
without astonishment: "Now I re
joice in my sufferings for your sake."
He is not submissive. No passivity
lurks in that word "rejoice." Now
after the flight 'f years, retracing
his life, he comes to realize that the
things for the present grievous never
theless worked out the peaceable
fruits of righteousness. Now, while
suffering, he rejoices.
No back sight, but present feeling.
Why does he rejoice? Not because
he is g1ld to have a rest from work.
Not because he is a poser and fishes
for sympathy. It is for the sake of
the church. There, in his cell, he
can perform what makes the church
happier, more-useful, healthier. Each
soldier who mounts guard over him
is a soul for him to save, until the
whole palace garrison talks about
Christ. His presence in the capital
city gives boldness to the brethren.
He has leisure for writing letters to
Epheseus, Colossae, Philippi which
will do good for centuries after his
preached sermons are forgotten.
So, whether as a minister or a suf
ferer, he fills up what was lacking in
th Afnictions of Christ, is a supple
is just that, although
lain it away.
I, Christ's sufferings
a lacking, His coming
to earth a partial failure.
Atonement means at-one-ment be
tween man and God. Our Saviour's
ministry and death brought it about
from God's side, not from man's.
The debt sinning humanity owed
was paid by Him, but the debtor
didn't know it. Jesus lived, preached I
and suffered in a little corner of the 1
world. He never went outside of that i
one Roman district on the east shore i
of the Mediterranean. Caesar never
so much as heard of him. Purposely
He made His work intensive, training I
a few men and women, who did not i
fully comprehend Him until fifty days 1
after His death, that they and those 1
they inspired might fill up what was
lacking in His sufferings .for the
Jesus died to save the world, but I
He could not save the world alone.
A thousand pep plo were probably con
verted by Paul's preaching to one by
Christ's. Pat~l's soul was full of hap- a
piness, no matter what the condition
of his body,'as he realized how essen
tial he was to the Son of God. It was t
for him to do what Jesus had not
done. If he could not do it in one
way, he would do it in another. Noth
ing was hard with such a stimulus. t
Paul far from filled up to the brim
what was lacking, with all hist
triumphs, lHe made a beginning and
every real Christian since has been
adding to Paul's contribution. Just
so much self-denying effort must be
actively put forth, just so much pain a
must be passively borne for others
before every phase of the redemption 1
plan is filled out and the great day of <
atonement is ushered in, when every
knee shall bow and every tongue con
fess Jesus as the Christ to the glory<
of God the Father.
In proportion then, as you do your" <
part will this kingdom of God be es
tablished upon earth. Yours is the
r'esponsibility for its delay! Chris- 1
tianity is not a means for you to es
cape suffering hereafter, a plan for 1
you to attain future bliss. It is a 1
method for you to hasten on the act- I
nalization of the angel's song ont
Like the greatest of Christians, you
are called to the ministry. A colle-t
giate education is not required, a the-t
ological course unnecessary, ordina-<
tion, a pastorate may be or may not 1
be conferred upon you. You have a1
ealling, whatever your means of live- I
lihood, and that calling is to fill up
what is lacking in the afflictions 'Of
Fill up the purse of this church so
far as in you lies. Fill up the pews<
of this church by your presence and I
persuasion. Fill up the prayers of 1
saints, those vials of golden incense<
which should ever be kept burning
before God. Fill up what is lacking
In Christ's afflictions for the children I
by participation in the Sunday-school
or some branch of yQung people's
k here reaches
Laukiug you, It
u4 'ufficient, mi
4" i ~vation inust
'.4,1'.' n or Hie. or
um a a. hE '.ivate behind
thegu is as imnerative as tha am
Ing when it comes to ou, Christian,
)r it'it has already come, don't bear
it,-I beseech you. Rejoice in it. Tra
vail is a part of the new heavens and
mew earth birth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness. So much groaning
md travailing in pain miust be before
'he great day of the restoration of all
things. Whatever you carry means
less'pain for others. You are thus a
vicarious sufferer. That made Jesus
perfect. It will you. Holies.t of all
loys is the mother's heartache when
der child is sick, is- that which the
rather feels when his boy is about to
aontest for some great prize in life,
which the pastor knows as he yearns
ifter a' wandering sheep. By bearing
)ur mutual woes and burden' the
body of Christ is cleansed of spots,
Loses its wrinkles, prepares for the
Each member of that body should
mupplement its head.
1. As an example. Jesus walks
io longer upon earth. Multitudes
iever read from His biography. All
hey know about Christ is what they
iee in you. You are His substitute as
L pattern. Your holiness incarnate
nust so attract them that they will
vant themselves to read of and know
1m who is the pattern you are copy
ng. The responsibility, would be
,rushing, were not the privilege so
2. You supplement His love. Jesus
vas the - perfect lover, because He
howed no favoritism. He went
tmong publicans, sinners, lepers and
)eggars without slighting the rich
Lnd prominent. He despaired of
weither the drone nor the dirudge. He
'eally meant it when He said, "Every
mne is'My brother and sister, My fath
r and mother." He isn't here now
,o tell them He will bear their griefs
tnd carry their sorrows. You are.
3. You supplement His salvation.
'ou are theambassador of good news,
he missing link between the sinner
Lnd the Saviour. The divine message
nust be interpreted by the human
roice. You have that voice. It needs
1o training in elocution to repeat to a
lying soul Christ's promises.
If we identify ourselves with
Thrist's sympathy for others by our
iving and dying for them, His expec
ations of us will never seem despotic
lemands, but ever the longing of one
art of the body to help another in its
Built upon the foundations of the
)rophets and apostles, Jesus Christ
-limself being the chief cornerstone,
rou and I are living stones. Just so
nany other living stones as we can
)ring hhstens so much filling up the
equired quota of repeated acts fo
elf-denial by successive generations
Your work may not "bring forth
he top stone with shoutings of grace,
race unto it." It will certainly sup
)lement what the cornerstone began.
You can do much by active effort,
3y rejoicing suffering, or by both, to
1asten' on the final glory of the term
)le of God.
Influence is to be measured, not by
he extent of surface it covers, but
)y its kind. A man may spread his
nind, his feelings, his opinions,
hrough a great extent; but if his
nind be a low one, he manifests no
reatness. A wretched artist may
Ill a city with daubs, and by a false,
howy style achieve a reputation;
mut the man of genius, who leaves
iehind him one great picture, in
which immortal beauty is embodied,
nd which is- silently to spread a true
aste in art, exerts an incomparably
Now the noblest influence on earth
s that exerted on character, and he
vho puts forth this does a great
york. The father and mother of an
innoticed family who in their seclu
ion awaken the mind of one child to
he idea and love of perfect goodness,
vho awaken in Jhim a strength of
vill to repel all temptation, and who
end him out prepared to profit by
he conflicts of lifu, surpass in influ
nce a Napoleon breaking the world
o his sway.-Channing..
What Lcd Him to Jesum
Dr. R. A. Torrey tells a beautiful
tory of a man in Chicago who had
swNeet little daughter. He loved
Ler dearly, but God took that little
hild away from him. The house
vas 'so lonely, and he was so angrys
gainst God that he went up and
own his room far into the night
ursing God for having robbed him
f his child. At last, thoroughly
vorn out, and in great bitterness of
pirit, he threw hisl on his bed,
le dreamed he stood beside a river.
tcross the river in the distan'ce he
eard the singing of such voices as
*e had never listened to before. Then
te saw in the distance beautiful lit
le girls coming toward him, nearer
,nd nearer, until at last at the head
f the company he saw his own lit
le girl. She stood on the brink of
he river an 4 called across, "Come
ver here, father." That oversame
is bitterness; he accepted Jesus and
irepared to go over yonder where
1i8 sweet child had gone.
,Vanity Spoils Everything
Hezekiah "showed them the house
if his precious .things, the silver, and
he gold, and the spices, and the
>recious ointment, and all the house
>f his armour, and all that was found
a his treasures; there was nothing
n his house, nor in all his dominion,
hat Hezekiah showed them not."
Let the spirit of display once get
nto you, even as a church, and you
may write Ichabob upon the temple
loor. The things to be shown in the
hurch are the Bible, the altar, the
~ross-" God forbid that I should
glory, save in the cross of our Lord
resus Christ." If men come .to our
hurches and see the precious things,
he silver, and the gold, and the
~$e, and the ointment, and see no
se5~ teyO will curse us in the day
I4Qt,4e$JQSanh Parkar. ...
TitE FS T.
Ringside photographs of the te
the Temperance Champ, and the
s'Demon" was put to sleep.
Officials Find the Wrecks Ai
Chicago.-Publicity Is cred
with having decreased accidents
the Harriman systemi of roads
tween'twenty and fifty per cent. m
in the past thgee years. This re
is indicated by a report made
Julius Kruttschnit.t, director of rr
tenance and operation, .to E. H. ]
riman, of a novel plan which has 1
tried on that system of roads.
Besides decreasing accidents,
licity has served, it is said, to
prove disciplineand increase effici
an~d also has protected the r,
against newspaper misrepresentat
and unfair hostility on .the par
commuriities. When the plan of
Ing the fullest publicity to wr<
was first broached by Mr. *Ki
schnitt, it was coldly received or
sides. Finally he succeeded in
ting it tried on .the Union Pacific,
now all the Harriman lines follov
rph .- -4,-A A--r . *
Rinthecasie ofotoheaaccident,~ ta
the bTamepere ithbmpng andh
"Den"he put know slep. n
papercae Fto .te Wrecks it
mehodisgodifferet iso cred
iaseidictdb a eort met
JMr.u Kruttschnitt irectorrm beiv
thria ofnoe plac whnimen ha
tried uon art sndeofrsadin
Weie deran accidents n
proe darripliand inradse seff
tendentomaseroectedi the r:
gnes oftewdsione misrepresnetao
ceand nfiosility bonr the pnqu
commupised ofheselve an onf
more theadn fuletizn puliit to wrm
was. Ifis boahd fayl to. aser
sidecs. Fly the scceded aine
board i ored o the enionaific,
nowtivelpoeHrinine fo m
sucace largely upn seedil moren
out o thcue ofmmunaident Shola
boardlame were fit, abthor'd bad
torednt the linwrallmanagei
paps eare to tll ou intnc
Caused reata Cmso commenau
the efrcac cmpublicnsenatmempt a
Unied upona right undertandin
thenHamissin roadsth theorsupo
telpnt cmlete mtschnvnicr andf
nel include inviso geort tonthe to
scent, and orice tat bordpot into
submosed of themselvy nd~ otne
morene l;eadn citzen o the cnsus
beenI stheith ar faish. ace
th ases of the acien, ntse
boarding toinber of the geniea st
aen oifertne cofmmunity thoual
board in turn faew, of thirbeqal
auoreithi the conrlmaag
It hed oinionl one inrstncer
yetimade ae thoe Syupply Wil
Was1ng0,hc D.Ced-te at<
tumeagrat op90,000,000,000p bo
census of the Prsandng toicmerie
cohe infoaion dstherednforto
ntimand in that report is aim
M wqi 0
b-artoonb T rdo inquir doessw
clt-te "uiceyn not,, infrequntl anew
e Less Frequent and Discipline Better.
ited the general manager thus been callet
on upon to act.
be- The board of inquiry does its wonl
'Lth.. quickly and not infrequently a news
suit paper *representative is a *membci
by The newspapers are furnished wLt
ain- a correct bulletin of the facts. Thi
ar- practice has greatly diminished tb
been newspaper appetite for wreck dati
unless the accident is in reality a bi
im- The effect upon the discipline hq
ency been marked, for every man in tb
Dads operating department knows that J
ions he is der. iiA in his duty his hom
t of community will know of it, and h
giv- will be discredited amdbg his friends
Dcks Men can stand being hauled onto tb
utt- "carpet" in the general manager'
all office, but they cannot stand the ligh
get- of local publicity.
t 3317 VICTIMS OF NEW YORK
ling ' RAIL.WAYS IN ONE MONTI
let- Report Shows There Were 5280 Accidents Il
,ws- City In August.
['his New York City.-There were 528(
one ,railway accidents in New York Cit:
at it in August, according to figures sub~
but mitted to the Public Service Commnis
r in sion by its secretary. They resuitec
hen in the injury of 3317 persons. 0;
[ of that number 2247 were passengers
539 were railway employes and 53:
y of were neither passengers nor em.
rin- ployes. Forty-four persons were
agi- killed, fifteen received fractured
the skulls, four lost legs or arms, thirty.
iry, four had legs or arms broken and
or dangerous injuries were inflicted or:
unlf- 138 other persons. The total num
Lain ber of persons dangerously wounded
end was 235.
per- The report shows there were dur
of ing the month 121 car collisions, 89-I
kin- persons and vehicles struck by cars,
ail- 652 persons injured when boarding
this cars and 1233 when alighting from
I is cars. Forty-one of the victims were
at hurt by getting in contact with elec.
TANDING TJ' M
Last About Twenty-thtree Years Longer.
nal to give an accurate basis for comput.
sed ing how long our timber supply will
Lt a last.
the The consensus of opinion is that
rhe the present' annual consumption of
to wood is about 100,000,000,000 board
the feet, or something more than that.
1 it One leading authority has placed it
res- as high as 160,000,000,000 board
be feet. Assuming a stumpage of
edse 1,400,000,000,000 feet, an annual
lee- use of 100,0010,000,000 feet and neg
has lecting growth in the calculation the
exhaustion of our timber supply is
of findicated in fourteen years, and as
Ltes suming the same use and stand, with
)0,- an annual growth of 40,000,000,000
set, feet, a supply for twenty-three years
ion is indicated. Letters to county clerkg
fied asking for statements of forest area
in their counties have been forward
rice ed. Seven thousand lumbermen and
ites timber land owners have been asked
an- to uuuply similar information. In
sue all, nearly 150,000 letters have been
tal sent. These letters also ask for a
ard wide variety of Information, includ
ho- lng not only the lumberink and mill
al inhnutis ut. all 0th re, even
th niectly dependent upon t use of
Miss HelenSauerbier, of 8153aiULGU
oseph, Mich., writee an Interosting ut
on the subjoct of catching cold, whaof.
cannot fall to be of valuo to all urenn ww
catch cold easlrT.
PERNA ADVISED FOR
It Should -Be Taken According te BW
rections on the Bottle, at the
First Appearance of the Cold.
ST. JOsEPH, MicH., Sept., 1901.-Igxe
winter I caught a sudden coLd wech de
vetoped into an unpleasant caturmib.
of the head and throat, depriving me of
appetite and usual ood spirits. A i=
who had been cured Peruna advised nm
to try it and I sent or a bottle at once;,
and I am glad to sgy that in three day.
the phlegm had loosened and I felt better,
my appetite returned and within nine das
I was in my t&sttat pood heattln'.
-Miss Helen Sauerbier.
Peruna is an old and weil tried remedy
for colds. No woman should be with
Peruna is sold by your local drqV
gist. Big a bottle today.
C A colored woman of Alexandria,.
- Virginia, was on trial before a natis
triite of that town charged witi in-.
human treatment of her offspring.
"Evidence was clear that the woman
1-l SeverCly beaten the youngster,
g Wlged Some lieic years, who was in
couir to exhibit his battered con
S (lition. Before imposing sentence,
e his honor wsked the woman whether
f she had. anything to say. ''Kin I
asky honah a question ?'' inquired
the prisoner. The judge nodded affir
. malively. ''Well, then yo' honor, I'd
s like to ask yo' whether yo' was ever
t the parien t of a piffectly wuthless
eullud chile. ''-October Lippincott'a.
Trying Now Tack.
''Jenkins is parading the fact that
lie is a woman hater. '
''Some girl threw him (lown ''
''No ; he niever got far enoingi
along wvith one for that. That's .just
the trouble. Lie has tried all othesu
means of winning their affetions,
andl~ he only became a woman hates
as a last resort.''
'Twas the verdict of the neighbor?
ie 'd (drawn his final breath
flhat he lived so strenuous a~ life
He'd livedl himself to death.
If things were done twice, all wogiJ
be wise.--German. So. 42-'OS.
WANTED) TO KNOW V
The Truth About Grape-Nuts Food!.
It doesn't matter so much what
you hear about a thing, It's what you.
know that counts. And corre
knowledge is most likely to conne
from personal erporience.
"A bou t a year ago," writes a N. Y.,
man, "I was bothered by indigestion.,
especially during the forenoon. 3
tried several remed-ies Without any
"My breakfast usually conhfated .1
oatmeal, steak or chops, bread, cotre
and some fruit.
"Hearing so much about Graps'.
Nuts, I concluded to give it a trial
and find out if all I had beard of t
-"So I began with Grape-Nuts and@
cream, two soft boiled eggs, toast, at.
cup of, Pdstum and sorne fruit. Bes
fore the end of the first week I wnas
rid of the acidity of the stomach on&
felt much relieved.
"By the end of the second week aE
traces of indigestion had disappesareg
and I was in first rate health onee
more. Before beginning this com
of diet I never had any appetite fee,
lunch, but now I can enjoy a heaa'-~
meal at noon time." "There's a Rem
Name given by Postum Co., BattS.
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road eg
Weliville," in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A~
one appear's from time to tirne, h~
sre gengine, ,frue, and full et
, itm. ac