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July 7, 1915]
CHARGE TO A PASTOR. Delivered by Rev. A. H. Atkins at the Installation of Rev. J. W. Waddell, D. D., as Pastor of the Marietta (Ga.) Church. Take heed to thyself, and unto the doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:16. These words of Paul to Timothy I have selected as the foundation of my remarks to you. They read thus in the Revised Version, "Take heed to thyself, and to thy teaching." The apostle tells Timothy that if he will continue to do this he will save both himself and his hearers. I. Take heed to thyself. 1. Take heed to your physical welfare. However strong you may be mentally and spiritually, if you are not strong physically you will not render efficient service. Many a minister has wrecked himself physically by overwork. It is easy for ministers to do this for the reason that they love theii work. Your field of labor is a large one. While you should be faithful in the discharge of your duties you owe it not only to yourself but to your people to take care of your health. 9 TqI/O h ond A vnni* ?. uvuv4 tvy juui lUClItai >VfI" fare. Paul tells Timothy to take heed to reading, to exhortation, to teaching. Read and studv extensively. Above alt things study the word of God. It is not enough to read about the Bible. We should read and study the Book itself. Never neglect pulpit preparation. The pulpit is the minister's throne. It is when he preaches the Roanoke College gAT.PM VA. I Situated in the famous Roanoke LOCaMOIl Valloy, unsurpassed for healthful climate and grandeur of surrounding mountain scenery. ??Ranlt ^ Standard American College for i\dUK roen?\ B. degree accepted by heat American universities, fnnrtrt C?ur8c8 f?r aegrees arranged in LOUISES groups, preparing for life and looking to tho various professions. V- A strong faculty of twenty; rachitics library of 24,000 volumes; working laboratories; eight buildings, including new dormitorv svstem of five iwofinnfl Mn feet in length, and handsome now gymnasium. Roanoke is devoted to Christian education for the tervice of church and ttate. Sixty-third session begins September 15. For free catalogue and illustrated circular address . J. A. MOREHEAD, Presid. nt. Glendale College for Women GLENDALE, OHIO Suburban to Cincinnati "Education for Culture and Efficiency." Fall semester begins September 15, 1915. Catalogues sent upon application. Mihh R. J. DcVore, President. Miss F. M. Bowman, Richmond, Va., Dean. Greet PRESBYTERIAL M An up-to-date Military boarding school ?au coiie^e graduates, tracing moui main line C. & O. Ry. Brick buildings $285. For illustrated catalogue addres COL. H. B. MOORE, A. M., Prlnclj; AGNES SCO' #DECATUR LETTERS PHILOSOP N%kpaPRTVKNTRY 1776 Hampden-Si HAMPDEN-5 The oldest college in the South, save A strong faculty. A select student body. / campus. Ample athletic grounds, large convenience?steam heat, gas, hot and cold mept. Decrees conferred: B. A., B. S., M session begins September 15, 1915. For catalogue or further information, t PRESIDENT H. T. GRAHAM, D. D. THE PBESBYTERU gospel that he accomplishes the most good. 3. Take heed to your spiritual welfare. The best way to preach the gospel is with the life. If you fail to do this your words will fall upon the hearts of men as water does upon a stone. Lot was unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked because he did not live his religion. Conduct speaks louder than words. Let your conduct be such as uieii win taKe Knowledge of you that you have been with Jesus. Many of us are not strong spiritually because we neglect the means of grace. Some consecrated minister said that he had so much to do that he could not afford to pray less than three hours a day. We would preach with more power if we prayed more. "Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, the Christian's native air, his watchword at the gate of death; he enters heaven with prayer." The study of God's word is as essential to our spiritual welfare as prayer. II. Take heed unto the doctrine. The Revised Version reads, "Take heed unto thyself, and thy teaching." The apostle teaches by these words that the gospel should be properly proclaimed. "The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth." It is the instrument by means of which strength is imparted to the Church. However excellent may be the qualities of a telescope, if the man who takes hold of it does not know how to use it he will not be able by means of it to count the stars and observe the orbits of the planets. Wl.il- ? .t uhc uib sospei is an excellent instru ment by means of which strength is imparted to the Church, if it is not properly proclaimed it will not accomplish the purpose for which it was intended. 1. It should be proclaimed in its purity. Our theme should not be politics, or science, or philosophy. It should be Christ and him crucified. 2. It should be preached in its simplicity. Some ministers preach over the heads of their people. The Son of God did not preach in that way. We should preach the gospel so plainly that the youngest or the most ignorant person in the congregation can understand it. 3. It should be preached fearlessly. Let us not hesitate to preach the gospel in its purity and simplicity for fear of causing offence. All parts of the gospel should be proclaimed. We should he as ready to preach on the ibrier s [ILITARY SCHOOL. for 100 boys. Large corps of instructors itain climate. 2,300 feet altitude. On . Athletic field and gymnasium. Terms Si LEWISBURG, WEST VIRGINIA IT COLLEGE (6 Miles from Atlanta) GEORGIA SCIENCE 'HY HOME ECONOMICS DORMITORY CAPACITY LIMITED TO 30? t ritiltftin nF Y/Miit AW//#--## II. GAINES, D. D., l.L. D. dney College 1<M* SIDNEY, VA. one. High standards and thorough work. l delightful climate. Boautiful and extens'vo i dormitory equipped with every modern baths, etc. Fourteen unit entrance require. A., R. Lit. The one hundred and fortieth iddress , - Ilampden-Sidney, Va. lN of the south. The South Carolina Presbj A Standard College of Refinen Christian Influences C Home-like Surroundings Select Student-body Schc AN IDEAL COLLi For Catalogue and information, REV. S. C BYRD E A Real Public Se This company acts as executor and proper forms. Invests fund: sells bonds. iRicHMONDf CS | TRUST 1 reservations a<- 1 point in this I SAVINGS! you with fur VgOMPANY/ CAPITA! Main and S wrath of God as His love. Fear not m.u, m; uiuiucr, who can oniy Kill the body; but fear God who, after the body is slain, hath power to cast the soul into hell. Earnestly and tenderly warn men of the consequences of sin. In conclusion let me charge you to preach the great doctrines of God's word. Rev. Groves Cartledge, who ministered to many of your people for forty years or more, was a great doctrinal preacher. They delighted in hearing his sermons on the doctrines of God's word. I believe that the reason why many of the people of your charge are people of such great strength of character is because they were indoctrinated by this man of God. It is a mistake that men do not like to hear doctrinal sermons. They may not like to hear some doctrinal sermons. If doctrine is plainly and simply preached the ungodly as well as God's people, the ignorant as well as the intelligent, the vnune as woii no the old will listen to it with pleasure and profit. It is also a mistake that ministers offend other denominations when they preach doctrines. They will offend members of other denominations if they should attack their doctrine, but it is not necessary to do this. It is not necessary to refer to the doctrine of other denominations May your ministry be a fruitful one. FOREIGN MISSION STATISTICS FOR NORTH AMERICA. The Foreign Missions statistics of the United States and Canada for the calendar year 1914 were announced at the annual meeting of the Foreign Missions Conference In Garden City, Long Island, January 14, 1915. These statistics were compiled under the direction of Rev. Fred P. Haggard, D. D., chairman of the Home Base Committee of the Conference, and form a part of the valuable report of that rnmmitfod to fhn WVUaM<?v?vw vv vitv WlliCl CllVyC Ull LI1C outstanding features of the work of cultivating the home constituency on behalf of foreign missions. The total income of American foreign mission boards during the year was $17,168,611.18, an increase of nearly $1,000,000 over the preceding year. Other interesting facts were revealed in the report, as follows: $4.24 3,967.60 were' contributed by natives to the work being conducted by American missionaries; there are (469) 11 Off i, 1 rterian College for Women I ent, Distinction and Character ollege of Liberal Arts and Science^ >ols of Art, Expression and Business I EGE FOR WOMEN irvice Corporation of wills, as trustee in all legitimate i for clients, underwriters, buys or It will buy or sell country or city you, and rent out your property lr travel department will make aU wanted and sell you tickets to any s or foreign countries, and supply ids current anywhere. L ONE MILLION DOLLARS leventh Streets, Richmond, Va. 9,969 missionaries enrolled by the several organizations; 159,286 persons were baptized during the year as compared with 121,811 the year before; 9,9 4 6 churches are reported, a gain of 510; there are 606 colleges, theological seminaries and training schools, and 12,969 other schools, with a total attendance of 547,730. The statistics purport to cover the work of all American organizations doing educational and philanthropic as well as missionary work outside the United States and Canada, except that conducted under the auspices of certain home mission boards in Mexico,. Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska. For this work $414,438 was contributed in 1913 and $509,510 in 1914. The grand totals of missionary gifts from all Christendom are given up to the year 1913, when they reached the sum nf *39 1 51 9* A THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. fCont'nued from page 10.) Solomon's Gratitude: He awoke. It was a dream, but Invested with reality. He immediately returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the covenant, offered numerous burnt offerings and peace offerings, and celebrated his great blessing by gathering all his servants about him and making a feast. God's response to our worship and prayers calls for more worship and prayers. David said, in answer to his own question: "What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits?" "I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord." The life of the children of the kingdom is so wisely and bountifully provided for; the inevitable pains and troubles which fall to their share are so transformed; that from this present good we can infer a future better, gathering hints and promises of what we shall be from the realized felicity of what we are.?R. P. Horton. Our taking lip the cross means our complete self-surrender to God, once for all and at all times. Anything less than this is less than what Christianity, the religion of the crucified, means. But the result of such a complete devotion is a peace which passeth all understanding, a joy which no man taketh from you, a true spirit of delight.?Canon MacCulloch.