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AN IMPORTANT EVENT
IN Till PROGRI SS OP THE IMPERIAL
Public Worship Inaugurated Ser
vices at the New Christian
Church Last Sunday
TIIK I '.»» tor, Rev. John C. Hay, ;ir.
rived on time and intercHting ser
vice* were held morning and evening.
Intelligent and attentive audience*
greeted the speaker. The subject of
the opening di*cour*e was
GOD'S FA KM
Text 1 Cor. Ill: 9. "Ye arc God'i
husbandry.* 1 The marginal reading-—
The following i* in part what Mr.
Hay *aid: In our text the apostle is
addressing the Church of God at Cor
inth. He liken* the congregation to a
cultivated field under the direct care of
God. Paul, Apollon, Peter and other
preacher* and teacher* in thechurche*.
wore <tod'» ncrvantn, working under
<mml for the cultivating of Hi* field*
Hi* congregations. The members
of the Corinthian church were magni
fying the |>art* performed by their fa
vorite preachers. Paul rebuke* their
wrong and remind* them that they
*hould glory in the I.ord and not in
His ministers. Christian* were the
property of the Lord and not of their
preacher*. Their ground of confidence
wan the fact that the Father, Sou and
Holy Spirit were enlisted in their sal
vation from Kin and death. Therefore
he wrote: "I planted. Apollo* water
ed, (irrigated) but God gave the in
crease. So then neither is he that
planted anything, neither he that wat
ercth, but God that giveth the in
reasee. Now he that plautcth and he
that watcreth are one (partners) • •
For we arc God* fellow worker*: ye
are God's tilled laud, God* building."
-1 Cor. 111:6-9.
Lsct u» rejoice that the work which
we inaugurate today in Imperial is
God's work. The honor of being co
laborer* with Clod in Hi* congrega
tion* is the highest honor enjoyed on
earth. Our comfort and our ground of
courage and expectation i* the assur
ance of Chrint the Lord, "I*o, I am
with you." This promise is condition
al upon our proving faithful to the
part assigned His servants. The
Great Conimi»Hion read* an follows:
"Go ye therefore and make disciples of
all nations, baptizing them into the
name of the Father and of the Sou and
of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to
observe all thing* whatsoever I com
manded you, and lo I am with you al
way, even unto the end of the world."
TK ANSI-OHM ATJON
Under this commission the go»pel
has been preached among the greatest
variety of races and peoples on the
face of the earth. It* transforming
effects have been the name wherever
men have become true follower* of
Christ. Paul wrote to the Corinthians
in these word*: "Know ye not that
the unrighteous shall not inherit the
Kingdom of God? We not deceived:
neither fornicator*. nor idolater*, nor
adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abuscrs
of themselves with men, nor thieve*,
uor covetous, nor drunkard*, nor revi
lcr»i nor extortioners, shall inherit the
Kingdom of God. And such were hoiuc
of you: but ye were washed, but ye
were sanctified, but ye were justified
in the name of the I.ord Jesus Christ
and in the Spirit of our God."-- 1 Cor.
Under the system of cultivating the
Iw.iru and habit* of ChrUt'n riiftclple*,
in place of vice* of every kind the
hratitiful and uncful virtue* arc plant*
ed and developed. Hee Phil. IV: H.
The grand outcome !• UkeiiCM to
Jcmi* in heart and conduct. Thi* U
the |>erfcction of httiuan natnrc. It
Can be reached only by obed*
ience to the teaching* of Christ and
prayerful effort to be like Him. In
each congregation Christ '•disciple* arc
banded together a* one hou*ehotd of
faith in order to a (mint one another in
learning and practicing the Christian
life. They al»o labor v* one partner*
fthij> for the nalvatiou of their nci^h*
l>or»andof the nation*. Thun each
congregation in one of God* tilled
field**, undergoing the cultivation which
He ha* appointed.
THIS FUTUKK OMKATNKSS OF OUK IMI'K-
What *hall be the glory of these fer
tile plaint? Shall it be only great
cropn of grasses and grain*, fine vine*
yard* and orchard*, Kiiperior hornc*,
sheep and cattle? or shall it* chief glory
be the splendid men and women here
produced? Shall the people of this re
gion in the days to come be able to say
of noble HotiK and daughter*, blessing
them at home and honoring them
abroad, "these arc our treasures, our
delight and our glory?"
Would we here have such a future
we mttftt do our part as worker* to*
gethcr with God. We should place a
just value on physical culture. Wei
should highly esteem mental culture.
Hut we must hold as of paramount im
portance the spiritual culture provided
for mankind in Christ. In that dread
ful hour at Buffalo when our great and
hived President was confronted by the i
assassin, the world had set before it in
striking contrast the two opposite pos
sibilities of human nature. On the
one hand the grandeur attained by a
devout disciple of Christ, and on the
other hand the shockingdegradation of
a human being irreligious, ungodly!
and devilish in nature.
And since the church is God's church j
—his association of believers for pre
serving and disseminating the truth
which is the Holy Spirit's instrument
in conversion and >»anctitiication — we
should love the church. We read of
Christ that He "loved the church '
and gave Himself up for it."
The measure of our love for the'
church will be what we give to the!
church of thought, of prayer, of time
and money and labor. Should not thin!
day wherein public worship is inaugu
rated in Imperial be a day of gratitude j
and rejoicing — of thanksgiving to God
and gratitude to the brother whose
heart ha* been moved to rear this
house of prayer and praise. And shall ,
we not celebrate the day best by dedi- !
eating ourselves to the service of God
here in our new home?
"I love thy kingdom Lord,
The home of thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer saved,
With his own precious blood.
For her my tear* shall flow,
For her my prayer* ascend;
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end."
President Roosevelt by his emphatic
assurance that his policy will consist
in carrying out the policy of his pre-
dccesHor, by his sincere invitation to
all the members of the Cabineut to re-
tain their portfolios, despensiug with
the customary resignation* and reap
poiutineut* and by the serious earnest 9
lie** which he has displayed through
out the last few days, has done much
to prevent the political and commer
cial unrest which is almost inevitable
upon a change of executives, even
though they be of the same party.
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Forest Liea Selection
United State-. Land Office
Lob Angele*. Cat., September 24, I**>l
Notice it hereby given that A. 11. Heber,
whotc post office addre*» U 224 Stowed Block,
Los Angeles, California, has made application
toselect, nnder the Act of June 4th. 1877 (JO
Stats. 36) the following described tract, to-wit:
The S. S of the S.E. 'i of Section 34, and the S.
li of the S-W. }i of Section 35. Twp. 16 S., R.
13 E.. S. 11. M.. containing lu) acres.
Within the next thirty dars from date of the
first publication hereof, protests or contests
against the selection, on the ground that the
land described, or my portion thereof, is more
raluable for its mineral* than for agricultural
purposes, will be received and noted for report
to the Commissioner of the General Land Office
A. J. CKOOKSIIANK, Register.
p a P. BLAKE. M. D.
INDIO LANDS countVicaHfor*
— — — — •— ■— — • nia. Big flow-
ing wells of pure, soft water. Rich
E?ri?e e «t#,': Near ß.R. free water
ducing land in U. S. Unlimited mar-
ket*. NO COMPUIf lON. For sale by
M. \V. COTTLB & CO.,
452 Wllcox Bulldlao Los Aogelei. Cal.
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