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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, September 08, 1909, Image 9

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September 8, 1909.
Devotional
THAT WH!
*Tis true that fragile
That tapestries sui
And pigments on a <
When they that wr
But these, too, soon a
The narehmenta ah
The tapestries with i
The pigments sear,
One loving act of Ma
Still keeps her in ]
While he who built t
His name is lost to
Carve not your name
On brazen tablets i
For time shall crumt
One deed of LOVE
A GOOD PASTOR E
PR]
A good pastor is bett
entire stranger may plet
possess no cpialities whi
need great preachers, a
the pulpit and make i
Those can be purchase
stand. People go to chi
ter still to be Christian
preachers discussing p<
are ignorant, nor do th
pose of listening to seen
illustration. People re?
right living, they want
both God and their fell
want to hear that which
ter, but which will also 1
en them. They want tl
a life that is worth livin
But preaching is only
life. The pastor, in the '
importance, for as such
liar influence and power
of the pulpit determinenot
those who are in ti
times ljear persons say,
pit and socially, but I <
_ 1 _ ?f T . 1?/V* 1, .. 1
sick. it is cumcuit to i
good pa? tor, but it is un
/ for the former. When
want some one in whc
' ope whom they know
L hearted, one who can b
I their infirmities. It is a
? those who are in troub
f almost any one can fit i
I call on thee." When d
urirlnurc of Tnnnr r\( r\r%,
ST? ?MW ?T O M W W* UIU
they sent two men up t<
him that he come at on<
for the village blacksm
THE PRESBYTEF
and Selections
[CH ABIDES.
parchments last,
-rive the mould and must;
:anvas still remain
ought them are but dust.
ire claimed by time;
rivel, crumble and decay;
ige do fall apart,
and blur, and fade away.
ry Magdalene
perpetual memory;
he pyramids for fame,
i us and lost to history.
i on monuments of stone,
all your deeds recall;
>le all of these away,
outlives them all.
?John Richard Moreland.
BETTER THAN A GREAT
SACHER.
er than a great preacher. An
ise as a preacher, and yet may
atever for a good pastor. We
md yet we must not mistake
t a place for literary essays.
>d for ten cents at the news
arch to be edified, and yet betized.
Men do not care about
alitical themes of which they
ey attend church for the purilar
subjects, except by way of
.i:?? i ~r ? r -
in^v mtu IHCU Ul LUllIIbCl lor
to be told their duty toward
owmen, and at the same time
i will not only make them betlelp
to encourage and strengthlie
better to know how to live
Sone
side of the true minister's
eyes of many, is of still greater
the minister exercises a pecu.
What the minister is outside
j to a large degree whether or
rouble want him. You some"I
like my minister in the pulion't
care for him when I am
be both a good preacher and a
fortunate to sacrifice the latter
in trouble is the tipie persons
?m they can place confidence,
to be sympathetic and kind>e
touched with the feeling of
i compliment to be sent for by
le, for in health and pleasure
n, but "In trouble, Lord, they
eath robbed the poor and the
z who has been dear to them,
5 Lydda for Peter, and begged
'e to them. They did not send
ith to tell them some funny
IIAN OF THE SOUTH.
story, but they wanted a man
them comfort. The minister
sympathetic can do a won
among his fellowmen in his
Peter, he takes the trouble
leaves the homes of such muc
nrpcpnf drilron
|y? vuvnt, oiicvrvv.il ilia Willed, dl
merman, D.D., in Lutheran C
THE MARKS OF A MIS
At the Laymen's Missiot
ronto, Dr. Gandier, the new p
gave the marks of a missiona
1. He is intensely intere:
No man can interest others i
not himself interested, and a
what their minister is really
2. He regards his whole c
ary society, whose duty and
the gospel.
3. He sets and maintain
giving.
4. He gladly obtains and 1
visiting missionaries and
stoutly protect their pulpits f
fail to see that, if the congreg
touch with larger things, th
every direction.
5. He keeps his congrega
ments of the age and sees th;
the providential movements <
6. He introduces the best
7. lie has faith in his peo
do. In introducing missiona
often in the pastor and sess
past them there is no trouble
A PRAYER AT
Into thy hands, O Fathe
With bodies wearied with th
burdened by the weight of
shadows of depression and
as the mists of evening dark
Confused and trembling in
grope after Thee, for we ha^
places where our erring feet
us, Oh, Father, into the co
embrace. May Thy forgivei
mistakes have made, and T
the sharnnose <~>f mir
Rest us and all our dear on
of labor is ended now, and o
promise of no earthly refug<
Oh, Father, give us rest this
if it be Thy will, may we ar
eager for new service.
In Jesus's name we ask the
be the glory evermore. Ame
Truth can not be crushed
may sulfer tortures, they m;
'very agonies so far from dri
istence will but attract a tli
every soldier who falls.
4- * x
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of God to come and give
who is kind-hearted and
iderflll amount- of crr\r\A
6v^_rv?
pastoral relations. Like
to God in prayer, and
:h as if an angel has been
id'departed.?L. M. Zim)bserver.
1SIONARY PASTOR.
lary Convention in Toirincipal
of Knox College,
.ry pastor as follows:
sted in missions himself,
in a thing in which he is
congregation soon knows
interested in.
ontrrpirafinn ac o miccmn
privilege it is to spread
s a worthy standard of
nakes use of outside help,
workers. Some pastors
rom these appeals. They
jations were brought into
lev will increase gifts in
tion in touch with moveit
they are not left out of
>f the times.
: methods of giving,
pie and in what they can
rv work the hindrance is
ion. When you can get
: with the people.
EVENTIDE.
:r, we commit this day.
e stress of toil and hearts
cares, we feel the chill
regret fall on our spirits
en.
the gathering gloom, we
/e stumbled in the rough
have wandered. Gather
mfort and peace of Thy
less heal the wounds our
hy compassion overcome
es, Fathef. The long day
ur change-filled lives give
i from the carking cares,
night and with the morn,
ise refreshed in body and
se things, and Thine shall
II.
to earth. Its champions
\y go to death, but their
ving the truth out of exlousand
new recruits for

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