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only begotten Son that wh should not perish, but hav when He bids us to let our seeing our good works may is in Heaven? "In God's own might We gird us for the c Anri ctrnncr in Him In conflict with unht We grasp the weapo The Light, and Trutl Austin College. LO"\ By Rev. J. V The thirteenth chapter o of the most beautiful passag in all literature. But it was the aesthetic taste. The p loveliness and supreme exc uan virtue,?10 mane us ia may desire it and follow ai scribed in this chapter in style, and held up for our i King James version it is English word "charity" do< meaning of the original G places in Scripture is trail agape, was not used in is a peculiarly scriptural w and stands for a thing, wh not have. The classical C expresses the love that spr and was too deeply dyed ii used for the Christian love. This love, spoken of in t ierent ironi natural artectn liusbands and wives, pare forth. One mat- have sue] wholly lacking in the love This love is a spiritual aff who are born of God. "C God; and every one that 1 and knoweth God. He th; God; for God is love." (i mentioned as the first and i Spirit (Gal. 5:22). The fir: is to love. (Matt. 22:38) of the law" (Rom. 13: 10). and ruined condition the w< lacking in this which is th had not only lost the thing that it had no word to exprc unto us this love, and the held is shown by the fact with its cognates, the verb than three hundred times Christianity is just full of wholly lacking in the ungo< The thirteenth chapter wnoiiy occupied with this necessity of having love I say. all that we have, and nothing) ; then the chara scribed ; and finally its etei sized. THE PRESBYTERIAN osoever believeth on Him c everlasting life"? Why, light so shine that others glorify our Father which oming fight, whose cause is ours >ly powers, ns He has given,? h, and Love of Heaven. fE. V. Lafferty. i First Corinthians is one ^es in the Bible, and in fact not meant simply to please mrpose is to show us the ellence of the chief Chris11 in love with it, that we iter it. That which is desuch exquisitely beautiful idmiration is love. In the called charity, but the es not have today the full reek word which in other slated love. This word, classic Greek at all. It ord and expresses an idea, ich the heathen world did ireek word for love, eros. ings from sensual passion, n pagan associations to be he Scruptures, then, is dif3n,?the affection between nts and children, and so h natural affection and be described in this chapter, ection, possessed by those iod is love." "Love is of oveth is begotten of God, it loveth not knoweth not John 4: 7. 8.) This love is nost important fruit of the st and great commandment "Love is the fulfilling It shows in what a lost ,r1 /J tirl C I i - ? L rvl 1 - - iu ?? ao iiiai' ii was vviiun^ e very essence of virtue,? itself, but the very idea, so ;ss it. Christianity restores importance in which it is that the word a^ape, love, and adjective, is used more i in the New Testament, this new love, which was ily world. of First Corinthians is subject, and sets forth the u/ifliruif it oil tV?ot **' ' i? n an mai w t all that we do, amounts to icteristics of love are dernal permanence is empha r OF THE SOUTH. How important, then, tha cultivate love. There is no out of this world with us. 1 l./i L -I V 1 uc leu Denina; not mucn o in this life will be of perm best, partial, dim. and will will endure. Our life in this world is tl existence, and should be occi love. Students of child-nat tions are developed before loves before he can understi mistake if we begin by ed rather than its emotions. 1 tions comes first. And. as the apostle sug? present live in this world is i childhood to manhood. Our ures. achievements, are but ; nursery as compared with 1 the methods, the pleasures when manhood comes, but have been the means of cul the Christian, the'things o away, but love remains an Of what little worth are achievements of this preset love which shall endure, wl love above all things. Use tion. God is love?Jesus is love and kind ; patient, and endut envious, not proud, not sell ture of love, and the founta Christ formed in us we have low after love" (i Cor. 14: Concord, N. C. WHY CHURCHES E I must say that not a littl vacant places; and in prevei from the fault-finding, un< attitude of many of our pec man to fill their church, ai what they can to keep it en away from church, or attend They demand of him that h themselves are apathetic. T1 dues and so create a defici that the cry of a deficit s They wait to see whether ister, while they know ver> like one another. In view c not one fairly put to the di question of the Master: ' mote that is in thy brother the beam that is in thine beam out of thine own ev? clearly to cast out the mote ?Bishop Hare. Self-reverence, self-kno These three alone, lead September 8, 1909. it \vc use every means to t much that we can carry Material possessions must f the knowledge acquired anent Value; it is, at the be superseded. But love lie childhood period of our upied chiefly in cultivating ure tell us that the emothe intellect. The child and. and we make a great ucating a child's intellect rhee education of the emojests in this chapter, our related to the future life as present occupation, pleasis the play and toys of the the future life. The toys, of childhood are set aside the emotions, which they tivating. remain. So with if thi<5 wnrlfl cli'jll irinicli d develops and increases, the possessions and the it time as compared with lile they pass away. Seek everything for its cultiva. Jesus was long-suffering ed all things. He was not ish. He is the living picin of love for us. Having : love. Cultivate it. "Fol0 )0 NOT PROSPER. e of the difficulty in filling uting vacancies, has arisen sympathetic and exacting jpie, they expect a clergyxl yet they themselves do upty by habitually staying ling only when they please, e shall be alert, while they ley fail to pay their church t, and yet tliey are vexed hould be raised so often, all will like the new minr well that they do not all >f this state of things, may issatisfied parishioners the 'Why beholdest thou the f _ I! - - 1 s eye, om consiaerest not own eye? First cast the and then thou shalt see qut of thy brother's eye." wledge, self-control, life to sovereign power. T* An niicnn * Willi Y .?'/!!