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Women's SUGGESTION FOR YOUR MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Miss C. L. Campbell. Any business requires equipment. Why not equip "the King's business?" Any band of the King's daughters can raise $10.00, if they are possessed with the importance of this equipment. These tools of service are a large missionary map of the world 12 by 6 feet from the Missionary Education Movement, 156 Fifth Avenue, ixew lorn city, costing $3.50; the five maps of our own mission fields from Dr. Armstrong of the Executive Committee of Foreign Missions, Nashville, Tenn., costing $2.50; four most illuminating charts from the same source, 35cts. for the four; and, the most important of all, that compendium of information full of inspiration, the Prayer Calendar from the Presbyterian Book House, Richmond, Va.t of lOcts. a. copy. From time to time there will appear in these columns suggestions as to how to use these tools. On the large map, during one of your meetings, have some member place a star, large enough to be seen easily, on each of our seven fields,?Africa, Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan, Korea, Mexico. As you study a given country, make a special feature of placing a star on each of the stations on the smaller maps as a report is given from that station. Remembering that 80 per cent, of information is gained through the eye. get the consent of your pastor or session to leave these maps and charts where they will be seen all through the year, changing them from time to time, that the message be not dulled. If you find it impossible (a strong word) to secure the money for this better equipment write to the Foreign Mission Committee of Nashville for their last report which has good small maps, and some clever school girl or boy can enlarge these to a usable size. A Call to Prayer. Find that artistic, but modest member, who can make attractive marking letters, and ask her to put this motto on a card board large enough to reach the eye of all. "You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can not do uiuic man (jiuj uncn you nave prayed." S. D. Gordon. Keep this as your slogan for the year, and watch the change in the spirit of your meetings. A Call to Service. The year is still new, and some of your members have inwardly resolved to do more serving. Call this out by writing on your black board. Which will you do? Get a new member for the Society. Get a new subscriber to the Survey. Read the Survey through each month. Sell, or give away, how many Pray er Calendars. Follow and use the Prayer Calendar, dally. Pray one minute each day for this Society. Read one book on Missions. Join a mission study class. Lead a mission study class one day. Get up a mission study class. Write to a missionary. Conduct one meeting of this society. Increase your gifts to missions this year. Have slips of paper distributed; and aak that the service be reported # THE PRESBYTERIA Societies at tli is meeting,?with or without name as preferred. IS THIS OUR SLOGAN? When Rev. Gordon Poteat was about to start to China he gave his reason for going and the purpose he had in view. He said: "The Standard Oil Company has adopted the slogan, 'Standard Oil tin in every village in the Orient'; the American Tobacco Company is using the motto, 'A cigaret in the mouth of every person in China'; so I, as a promoter of the Church of Jesus Christ, have taken the watchword, 'Christianity and its teachings in every hamlet within the boundaries of the Chinese republic.' " Should the Church not remember that the slogan given by the Saviour is, "The gospel for every creature." uu iiuu on me worm anu preacn the gospel to every creature." "How shall they preach, except they be sent?" A PLEA FOR PRAYER CALENDARS. The best possible way to make prayer for missions definite, intelligent, and systematic is to make daily use of the calendars or year books of prayer now issued by almost all denominations. In some cases these Include both home and foreign missions; in others, separate ones are issued for each. The fact that these calendars not only include the names of all the missionaries of the denominations but their stations and the special lines of work in which they are engaged, gives them an educational value as well as a spiritual one. "Our calendar is not only a roster of tlie workers at the front," says The Missionary Survey, "but a very complete mirror of the varied character of their work. One heauty about It is that as we use this little guide from day to day we are acquiring a knowledge of the great work in the field which could hardly be gained in any other way. One cannot pray for God's servant and that servant's work without having his interest quickened in the whole cause." In Woman's Work. Mrs. Noble C. King, mission study secretary of the Woman's Board of the Northwest (Presbyterian), recently described a prayer calendar which must have given its owner a very wide knowledge of the whole range of work under the Presbyterian Board. "I wish VOll mlellt have c aan o ../? markable copy of the 'Year Book of Prayer' which I came across while attending the meeting of the Michigan Synodical Society," she says. "It helonged to one of their Presbyterian treasurers. She had cut out every face of a missionary found in Woman's Work, if small enough, and pasted it opposite the name in the 'Year Book,' making note also of every reference in the magazine to that particular missionary. The booklet was full of faces and penciled notes, and indicated an acquaintance with our missionaries on the field and a definiteness in prayer that is most unusual. If more of our women used their magazines and year books in this way, their interest would grow to he in tense." An Encouragement to Prayer. "While I was at home on furlough," wrote Mr. James D. Taylor, of Impolweni. Natal, to The Missionary Herald, "the advertising agent of a largo business house showed me the filing system by which he keeps track of the business brought In by his various advertisements in different periodicals. Every word that goes out from his department is after results, and N OF THE SOUTH. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL THE SPIRIT OF LIFE. Rom. 8:12-17, 26-30. Golden Text: "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Rom. 8:14. Our last two lessons have been about the Holy Spirit and His work. He came upon the disciples and took possession of them. He spoke through them and many were converted. In this lesson we are told of the life and blessings and hopes of one who has the Spirit dwelling in him. The sinner is dead, says Paul in chapter 6, verse 23. "The wages of sin is death." But he shows in chapter 7 that the sinner may be forgiven, because of the redemption purchased by Christ. The sinner redeemed: In the first vara A n f tliic pliantor in - V ? niiiv.ll UUI teason is found Paul says, "There is. therefore, no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus," and who because of this union and indwelling, "walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Redeemed by Christ Jesus, the Christian puts away the life controlled by the flesh and its lusts and begins the life controlled by the Spirit. I<aw ?f Sin Versus Law of Christ: The sinner who is in Christ Jesus has been freed from the law of sin, and, instead, he submits himself to the law of Christ (vs. 2). Failure of the Law: The law which God gave to man to be kept by him under the covenant of works, failed to save the sinner; for, because of his evil nature, he cannot keep the law (vs. 3). Christ Succeeds in doing what man cannot do. He keeps the law and pays the debt of the sinner (vs. 3). The Contrasted Life is shown (vs. 4-11). Those who are out of Christ continue in sin and are lost. Those who are in Christ live lives guided by the Spirit; and not only the soul, but the body is redeemed and exalted to heaven for the service of God. Our Debt (Vs. 12): The redeemed sinner is in debt. He has received a great blessing, even the salvation of the soul. He is not indebted to the flesh?to himself?for what he has received. He could never secure his own salvation. The flesh brings only death. Our indebtedness is to the Stlirit of flnil wlio worlrliior In no - " ? "O. applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ. We are also debtor to Him for the life that makes us sor s of God (vs. 18). Not Bondservants but Free (Vs. 15): The redeemed soul is no longer in bondage to the law, which engenders fear, but he is made a son of God, by adoption. The Proof (Vs. 16): We have two witnesses to prove our adoption and hence our freedom. We have our own consciousness of the great change that has taken place in our hearts, and we have the testimony of the Spirit that we have been adopted into the family of God. Heirs (V3. 17): The adopted child has all the rights of the child born in the family and shares equally with him in the inheritance left by the parents. Adopted into the family of God, we become His heirs. Christ these are carefully traced and recorded. "As I think about it, it occurs to me what interesting reading might be found in an American Board file tabulating the results of the prayers that week by week are focused on different portions of the great world field, as the faithful constituency of the (Continued on page 11.) [January 12, 1916 Jesus is the Son of God. By adoption we become members of the same family, aud in some mysterious way, we become jolnt-lieirs with Him to an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away, and we shall share In His glory. Ldfe in this World is shown (vs. 18-25) not to be all glory and happiness. There is much suffering, for even the redeemed man is subject to the old nature cursed by sin. But though the trials of life may be great, they are as nothing compared with the glory and blessing that await the children of God. and this bono ??? tains them. Our Helper (Vs. 26): The Holy Spirit helps us to bear these trials and burdens. In our ignorance we know not even what we should pray for, and so the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us. So in earnest is He that these prayers of His are made with groanings that cannot be uttered, that is which cannot be described in words. Our petitions, weak and imperfect, and it may be mingled with sin, He indites, He makes them what they ought to be, and presents them in a manner acceptable to the throne of grace and to Him who sits upon this throne. Tlio Heart Searcher (Vs. 27): He tO W'Vinm I ? ~ * * ,,uwiu nibciucooiuu is maae is uie all-wise God, who knoweth even the thoughts and intent^ of the hearts of His children, and He knoweth the purpose of the Spirit in making intercession and the ground upon which it is made. Having this knowledge and being a God of love and mercy and grace, a sympathizing Father, we may be sure He will answer such prayers. All Things Servants to God's People (Vs. 28): Another ground of comfort and encouragement to the children of God, is that they are placed in circumstances planned by a loving Father. The world was planned and exists for them. In the carrying out of His plan God makes all things work together for good to His people. Who are they? Those who love God, having been called by Him out from the world. And they were called according to His purpose long before determined upon. It is easy to see that experiences of joy and prosperity are for our good, but it is harder to understand that troubles and trials and afflictions bring us blessings. Clouds and rain and storm and darkness are just as essential to the life of the world as is the light of the sun. God takes care of nature, and so he does of us. God's Plan (Vs. 29, 30): All that God does is according to His fixed purpose and plan. In the beginning, even before He had created man, there were those whom He foreknew whom He chose to be His children, and in order that this might be brought about He predestinated them to be conformed to the image of His Son, through the redemption purchased for them, in order that they might be made brethren of God's Son. When man came into being on the earth those who had been predestined were called to repentance and salvation and they respond to the call. When they answer the call by putting their trust in the Saviour and accepting the sal- . vation provided for them, God Justifies them and treats them as if they had never sinned. When the sinner is justified before God, he is given sal nation and life everlasting, and so is glorified. This glory begins in the new life that is given in this world, but will only be completed in heaven, when the soul shall be freed from sin, its guilt and power and consequences, and shall be given a crown of life which the Lord, the righteous Judge has in store for all those who lov? Him and await His appearing.