AN IELOQUENT SUNQAY- SERMON BY,
THE REV. MERLE A. BREED.
Theme:Realiing the Pattea.
Lincoln, 1Xeb.-The Aev. Merle A.
Ureed, who recsntly Ohtered Vpop the
fifth year of his pastorate bf the Con
gregational Church at Montieallo,
Iowa, 6oupied the pulpit of the First
0ongregational Church of .thi City
Suiday. morning. He spoke troin He
brews 8:5: "See, saith he, that thou
Make all things according to the pat
trni that was shewed thee in the
Xount," taking -the subject, "The
Pattern in the M4?nt,: thw Building
en the Plaf." rt. Breed said in the
Vourse of his sermon: -
Our text, w1hich is a,quotation from
1xdus 25:40, sets. before us a pic
ture as Interestibg as it is suggestive.
The hosts *f Israel have been waiting
long before Mount Sinai. Their lead
er. Moses, is hidden in the cloud
capped, fire-riven summit in com
Manton with Jehovah. While the
people are waiting in the plain, he
has gone forth to the mountain's tow
ering peak to be with God, to hear
lift will for them and for himself,"and
to bring down a divine pattern of a
ta)ernacle for God's worship and the
10lifting of men's hearts and lives-to
heavenly things. The people in gen
,ral had but earthly ambitions. While
Moses was hidden in the clouds and
,darkness of the mount, they were
eccupied with dancing and feasting,
'with eating and- drinking, and mak
'Ing golden calves to worship, Moses is
beholding the- pattern of that -taber
macle about which the religIous life
of the nation Was to arlse, and which
Was to stamp .its impress upon ithe
world. Moses id4filling his sel with
the vision which he is to endeavor to
realize among the rude; Ignorant, vu
perstitious, half-wlld Ibraelltes in the
plain beneath him. To one man 1cahe
the vision of heavenly things. The
- rest were to recelre it through him.
His life work was to be tha,t of bring
ing this within their reach and mnak
Ing it real to thein.
The vision splendid 'came to hIm on
the heights. The details, measure
ments, gathering (ot materials, :labor
of construction, were-ai to be wrought
out on the levels ef common life-upon
the plain. We niay easily imagine
that the children of Israel -and the
roving tribes about :them greaitly ad
mired the completed tabernacle, with
a'ns of iblue, -purple -and scar
s 'ts ark -and :altar, 'its candle
cherubim, Ats pillars and
manopies-and courts, its holy
I holy 'of holies, its laver,
.t and 'mysterious separating
..t there was ,one 'who had
seen someth'ing better, who knew
that, beautiful and costly as it was,
the tent of meeting 'but dimly fore
shadowed forthAthe glory of .that pat
tern shown bim'in the mount. The
people saw*only the tabernac'lein the
plain, but the -eyes of Moses looked
beyond and -throu-h that -and saw
:behdld ;in the
ad .theft is our
the building in
nI I has *iM Sinais,
1!!als, and it has
its plaimp, where these;are to tie real
ized. Surey he is a sorry ibuilder
who has seen .no pattern .in the
For the -success of -our biilding.
much will Aepend .upon our choice of
The costTiest 'buiilding is mahhood
and womanhood, .that somethina we1
call self, a life, charactert. Yet.thei;e
is -much haphazard building. sWith
* the greatest variety of plans there is
little attention to :-etandards, and an
infinite varletby'of:results, because the
pattern is not selected with the.care
an architect 'draws .his designs ,npon
his trestle board.
What shall we 'build our fives
hovel, or palace, or temple? Itia an
exhilarating..reftection that evy yact
or thought 'iB building them 'into
something. 'What an infinite vaiety
of patterns. -We can not build after
them all-which shrill we cheose?
There must ,be unity in the degign.
The eclectic method, pur'e'and siaile,
will hardly ava;il for this. Whatrtone
age approved fails to .win the aptro
bation of the :next. 'Tshere must Ibe
permanence and real iworth in ithe
pattern, if it is'to -satisfy ourselves .or
.others as .the y.ears pass, iAs we rmad
,3 jistory and tbs -great names of past
-eras move 'befor.e us, wi often fedi
how transient they were. How like 'a
'hovel is Midae., tb.e Phrygian king s.f
2egend and story.. How like a mold
ering trireine upon the shares of tiime
is Pompey the Great. How like a
dust covered ru.in in ~the Roman
.foraum is Caesar..
Now we may all be etabernacle
builers, like Moses, if we w32(1.
For this method Moses folltowed is
not ito be thought of 'by us :as excep
tional. It is a type for us each in our
building. We, too, are bailding,
*ibutiding pvery day. buildin,g for
gtern'It;y, and our Scripture lesson
told us that -our building must stand
God'e.test. We have like opportuni
ties with the great Jewish lawgiver.
If he had eyes to see God, and ears
to hear-God, so have we. Will we
choose-the tabernacle pattern for our
lives? -"Every human soul." wrote
Martford's, greatest. divine, "has a
complete and perfect plan, cherished
for it'in the heant of God-a divine
biography marked out, which it en
ters into life to live. This life, right
1y unfolded, will be a complete and
beautiful whole, an experience led
on by God, and unfolded by His se
.ced4~ mirte're, great in its conception,
-divine skill by which it
I :'.'i, ove all, great in the me
~:':. . a: Iglorious issues it pre
,may be used for other
U 'r', m. doubt, but do they sat
lSi -b ?t life, insipid,'unce istying,
will say, IO U 1
Other levels-i .,with
things, with t a bing of
Uas acts- ad rout pg Aervice.
WWW Opportunity can there . for
0ato chieve such largeo worthy
futs? If conditions were 4tent,
or IY calling other toal k. is all this
r'ight be of interest to : .- j long to
put Just this into my liag, but It is
all too remote from life'as J have' to
live it." Here, lies tUeY.alue of the
scene before ui. Through 3(oses the
humblest of the peopl beolkie part
ners with, him in -building th4 taber.
nacle. Moses did not rear t upon the
cloud-encircled mount, but* in the
plain, that you and I might be encour
aged to realize the purpose .of God
for us in the field of q6mnon daily re
latiq4s. a4d amid what will,otherwise
betHeiedrugery of daily living. He
leaves us the same task.* Merchant
and teacher, sailor and soldier, farm
or and workman, autikor and editor,.
housewife and clerk, 'iistress and
maid, lawyer and preacher, however
humble and obscure our lives seem,
we are to be fellow workmen with
God in bringing things divine into
these seemingly common and un
meaning activities and relations.
Aftei the clouds and glory had with
drawn from Sinai, the humblest Is
raelite could point to the tabernacle
and say: "The glory of God still fol
lows us all throqgh our wilderness
wanderings in .that tabernacle yonder,
and without me it would never have
been complete." Your life, where it
is, is needed for the rearing of some
thing greater and better than the
tabernacle in the world of to-day, and
without it the kingdom of God will
never come in its fullness. Before.
this all other needs of our time sink
into insignificance; for the truest
tabernacle for the showing 'forth of
God to tie world is not a pattern
hidden in the majesty of unapproach
able heights, nor is It tetqple or
cathedral, helpful as these may be,
but a life simple outwardly, though
with luxuriant and divine furnishings
within; a life spent on the levels
where; our fellqw men live theirs,
filled not with such consedrated fur
nishings as adorned the tabernacle
Moses -fashione4, but wIth .tle graces.
-and kindly deeds ni6n need to see and
feel near at hand. This is our work,
as divinely appointed to us as It was
to Moses. It is the greater baldiug,
in which all our common :asks and
humblest efforts may have an honored
place as truly as did the altar and
laver in the ancient taberac.le.
But for this successful bufilding of
our lives into God's purpose we, too,
must seek our pattern in the mount.
God Hintself builds :aecording to
plan. Even a casual gla'nce at His
wonderful world this morning 'will
disclose thA. Purpose and plan -are
everywhere. Not one -grain of. ssnd
is a law unto itself. Not one flower
blooms, or withers, 'unbidden. Not
one leaf drops before its time. Not a
bird note its aurelated,; its music is
born from -pretent kconditions and
wakes its wvn -echo. All things fall
into their place and 43arty .out tle di
This Is ithe -method 'o 'the ''divine
building. whether 'in nature -or In hu
man lives. .And 'it may be so 'in your
life and mine. We may know God's
purpose %Dr .us -and follow it ras trulY
as the grain of .sand, ithe 'flower, the
bird of the 'air. '"UY any man -willeth
to do His wil;," said 'the 'Mader, "he
shall knew.'" -God 'does not withhold
His plan -trom any iman. 'The mount
is ever ready for 'the revealing of the'
pattern, but ,men 'must take 'the time
to learn, :to withdraw to "its tretreat.
The patteltn reame.inot to Moses till he
had twice :spent forty days and forty
nights in ethe mount alone stth God.
After mnery :yeati' tuition 'in the
wilderness' -came *Johfi the ~Baptist,
herald of 'Cdhrist.' 'The wildenness was
his moua.-t <of vidion. Handel had a
spiritual ear, 'and;gave the world the
oratorio of ithe Mestiah, and -when we
hear it we 'must 'net forget tllre 'long
period of -prebaration. Michael Ai
geo had tre .spiritndi eye and hand
and painted :the frescoes of the:Paul
ine . Chapel tWith athe representations
of the marityrdom <of St. 'Peter and
the conversion of St..Paul, and rcarved
the statues of -"Da'y&d" and "Moses."
If Paul spn:t ithree years in .Arabia
to meditate iupon the vision 'Ire had
had of the Chr'ist, 'who had unit him
on his way -to Damascus; if flhrist
Himself retired to saIitary plates for
quiet and prayer, you:and I needitime
for such a dieclosure ret God's Wil for
us as He Is -waiting .to give. Before
we can righQly 'rear tthe tabesinacle
of our lives in the plasin of daily iser
vice we must seek the pattern in :the
mount, not Olnai, but the heaaven
;reaching life of Christ. The diline
pattern ha*s comne near mnen in Jeeus
Christ. We h.ave not to seek i.t autid
the perils, da-rkness aind difficultaes
efd Sinai; it Is here with us, built 3.h'
all its divine perfection on the leyven
gdi our daily needs-; supp1-yng us with
al;l desirable inspirations, helps and
satisfying fellowship, opening the
ve~r vail by which we enter Into the
apost holy place idelf. It ie not a
inount distant .gnd removed, but a
presence near At' hand, farmiliar- with
our naeeds, to which we may with
draw*in moments of discouragenielif.
or temnpta.tion, full of divine comfor&
and Solace for the hours of sorrow,
full of divine strength and vitality in
our days of weakness when all other,
help seems far away, full of gracious
warning when we are careless and
wayward,. We need ever to be with
drawing into this mount, Jesus
Chridt, if 'we are to realize the pattern
in the plain of our earthly living. Be..
cause it is so accessible', so comnDlete
in its ministry. "See, therefore, that
thou make all things according to the
pattern that Was shewed thee in the
The True Conqueror.
The greatest conqueror -is he that
has mastered the world that lies In
his own brzr.t.-Scotish Reformegr.
tN9'U*AT ONA AggbON COM.
axes ,ZOn NovgBununI22.
Subjeat: ,Solomon Anointed King, i
Miags 1:1-:.12-Golden Text, 1
Ch;oU4 as:I0--.mConmmit Verses
1015B. . 1ACE.--Je
EXPOSITIO!.--I. .Solomon Anoint
ed King, vs. 10bd. God had chosen
Solomon to' e king. . He had called
him "Jedidah.," that is, "the beoved
of Jehovah" (2 Sam. 2:25). But
Joab, the general, and Abiatha, the
priest, bad coapired with Adonijah,
the oldest next son of David to Absa
lom, to thwart God's plan to mako
Solomon king. David was so old and
decrepit that Joab and his fellow
conspirators did'-not think that he
would rally to thwart the conspiracy.
But no conspiracy of man, no matter
how strong,.can overthrow the plans
of God. David, when informed of the
conspiracy, old and decrepit as he
was, rallies and. proves sufficient for
the occasion. He calls to his as
sistance his trusted friends of old,
-Zadok, the priest, and Nathan, the.
prophet, and Benaiah, a military
man, one of the mighty men of David.
It was through Nathan that God had
announced to David His favor toward
Solomon (2 Sam. 12:24, 25). David's
action is prompt and thorough. While
Adonijah and his fellow-conspirators
were still feasting (v. 9) David's
trusted friends without delay go
through all the necessary formalities
and anoint Solomon king. Solomon
was placed on David's own mule.
David was still obedient to the law
of God, and even in the days of. his
great power had, not adopted hbrses
to,ride.upon. To do so was expressly
'torbidden by God: to Israel's kings
(Deut. 17:16). Absalom had done so
in the brief days of his glory '(2 Sam.
15:1). Adonijah also (v. 5). The
priest and the prophet were to unite
in anointing Solomon (v. 34). The
anointing was the symbol of dedica
tion to God (Lev. 8:10 -12). 'the oil
the symbol of the Holy Spirit (Acts
10:38). Appeal was Ynade to God to
secure the safety of 'the .new-made
king. 3David will leave no doubt Tn
the minds of any tht Solomon is.'ig
own choice for king. While he still
lived be appointed that Solomon
should sit upon his throie and be
king In his stead and in unequivocal
terms declared. "I have appointed
him to be king over Israel and rovez
Judah." As secure as this made Sol
omon on the throne, there was an.
other fact that made him more se,
dure, namely, that God had made hin
ruler over Isradil and over* Judah
Benaiah, the warrior, appears as thi
Inott religious man in the 'who]
transaction (vs. 36. 37). Jdhoval
had 'been with 'David, an Benatal
prays that He may now be 1VKh Sol
omon as He has been with David (v.
37), and he prays that his throne may
be-greater even'than the throve of him
father. This prayer of Benatah was
abundantly answered. David% three
trusted frisUos proceeded tq.do exact.
ly -what they were told. The mil with
wl1th Solomen was anointed was
taken out of the tabernacle, the place
where God dwelt. The whole people
agreed with David's choice and God's
cheice and the whole city was filled
with music anfl with joy. When this
wofld agrees to make Him King
whom God has-already made King the
wirdle earth -4hall rejoice with great
N. Aldonijdh Filled With Fear, vs.
50.58. While thle people were. filled
with joy the enemies of the king were
filled with -consternation. S. will it
6e -at the conling of our Solomon (2
Thess. 1:'7-9; Rev. 1:7; 6:'15 and
16).. Adonfijgh was a coward as well
as a 'rebel. 'Rdbels against God are
always cowards (Prov. 28:1).- Adon
ijah 'fled to the ihouse of God for safe.
ty, presumably -not because Lie had
any epecial reverence for We h,ouse of
Gqd, !but abecause he knew t ut Sol
omom ihad. He wvas afraid that Sol-.
omon would kill him. Probafbly he
would 'have killed Solomon if he had
h'ad a rdhance :and :judged. Sol,omon by
himself, He speaks-. of ~ bimbOlt as
~olomansa servant (v. 61), bat the
change 'from enemy to servant was
.very sudden *and no evidence was
'given of tthe -genineness of 'the con
version. 'Solomon eon his part was
ready to Lorgive if Adonijah would
only give 1noof -of 'tte reality' of his
repentance. All he .asked ',as that
Adonijah should .prvve himself a
worthy man ('v.. 52).. All that God
asks of us is that we "bring forth
fruit meet for repentance" (Matt.
8:7). If Adoniah would only do this
he would be free from all danger, not
a hair of his head would fall to the
earth. On the other hand, if wicked
ness should be found In him the pen
alty was certain. He should die. No
matter what protestations of repent
ance ,we make, if we do not Yforsake
sin we shall perish. The scene closes
with Adonijah doing obeisance to Sol
omon (V. 53, R. V.). The time is
coming when every enemy of Jesus
must bow the knee and confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of
God the Father (Phil. 2:10, 11).
Adonijahl did not prove himself a
worthy man and later paid the pen
alty of his rebellion (ch. 2:12-25).
Miany of those who profess to yield
their hearts to Jesus do not really
do so. They coll Him Lord, but
do not do the things that He says
(Luke 6:44), Their calling Jesus
Lord will not save them. They will
be cast outtfrozs is presence (Matt.
ol of Int.st aS y
or LowS 1.16no as . i
The Gerayj) city of Plauen was
shaken by an earthqual-.
A steamer was wreck( on a Japa
nese island with a loss of 150 lives. t
Victo&ien Sardou, the famous
French playwright, died after a long
Cubans will vote for President and
other officers -under the restored re
public next Saturday.
Rqmor of furher procristination
in -the present awkward German situ
ation caused indignation.
While J. L. Morgan, of Marion, N.
C., hunted his eloping daughter in
Paris she was married to W. P. Craig,
a clerk, in London.
In the South
Dr. John S. Lupton, the pioneer
fruit grower of Winchester, is dead.
Boys under 16 smoking cigarettes
in Honaker, Wise county, Va., will
be fined $10.
James Grant was found dead in
the road hear Abingdon, Va., having
apparently been murdered.
In .a fight following the electiQn. at
Hurricane Creek, Buchanan county,
a judge's nose -was broken.
Dr. W. S. Gregory who is accused
of attempting to assault a patient,
will be put on trial in Roanoke.
The Maryland Psychiatric Society,
for the study of nervous diseases,
was organized at the Sheppard and
Enoch Pratt Hospital.
After failing to commit 'suicide
Thomas Clarence asked a Norfolk
judge to send him to the electric
The Government board has decided
to test -a new signal invention for au.
tomatic control of trains.
The House Committee will next
begin 'public hearings on the propos.
ed bi'll to revise the tariff.
. President Roosevelt made public a
letter in which he denounces the at.
temVt in the campaign to drag inte
politics the religious belief of Mr
Wat C. Goodwin and Edna Goodrieb
A Cambridge professor found i
Mexico a tribe of Indians living in
as absolutely primitive state.
The New York Psyehical S0eiety
has offered a reward of $5,000 for any
real communication with spirits.
'The general committee on foreign
missions of the Methodist Episcopal
Church appropriated $1,060,000 fo,
'Chares W. Morse, banker, was sen
tenced to 15 years in the penitentiary.
Alfred H. Curtis, the ex-bank presi.
-dent, being released.
4A civic exhibit will be a feature of
the annual meeting o fthe National
Municipal League and the American
Civice-Association in Philadelphia.
President (1ompers, of the Federa
tin1 of Labor, faces a hard fightet
the annual convention on tecount of
his -coms~e in the national campaign.
As a result, it is believed, of the
lett,ers written by Mrs. Peter C.
Hains, Jr., to her husbaral there has
bees a bid . shake-up among the offi.
cers at Fort Hamilton.
The United States Cir,cuit Court at
Chicago issued a temporary order en
joining the rate reduction on Mis
souri river traffic made by the Inter
state Commerce Commission.
Chaneellor Day, of Syracuse Uni.
versity, declared Mr. Taft to be a
great piece of ballast, which can be
depended on to keep the country
New York had its first snow flurry
of the IAason.
Orop Values for 1908' Higher Than in
Washington, Special.-Thie Depart
ment of Agriculture issued a prelimi
nary estimate of the production of
the principal crops of the United
States showing' that corn. wheat, oate
and eight other crops, representing
approximately 70 per cent of the
value of all farm crops this year ag
gregate about 3 per cent, greater
than a ye'ar ago and 2.4 per cern
greater than the average for the past
ul, for he
But.for the mista e dade
men, history would b wf1
-he United Stas
764,128 barrels of salt, eseb 9
punds, in 1907, leading the
On the occasion of the late J*
of the town of Wilhelmburg. to
many, the burgrmeister feste
telegram, tign odby -I the - .
gils of the place, advisigW hI
married, an.d saying that *k*
undersigned hid any.eei
coming his wife.
Experts of the department
riculture, have discovered that
pocket gopher, the depredations %
which cost the farmer* .aNd ftm
growers of the country i12 66
annually, are good eating. Tb* e
when properly prepared for tMe
is said to be delicious, rivaing
in flavor: With the price of
all foodstuffs ballooning in
says the Washington Post, there
a fortune in store for the man wh6
converts the Americans into a natiew
of gopher eaters.
There may be some way ef
in love and escaping dire results,
if so, the average man ha, zew
found it out.
7. . Maxwell, Atlata,. ia.,. ss m
sffered ageny with a seveOO 0sof s
me, Tried six iffereat resaeds aG 1me
in deopar, wbe a neighbertold m ao t
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