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Here are some of the goals that we ought to set before ourselves: Winning Others (Acts 8:26-40): Phillip was having a wonderful re vival meeting in Samaria. So far as we know this was the first foreign missionary work done by any one af ter the ascension of the Saviour and he was having wonderful success. Many were being converted. God came and took him away, and sent him on an errand without telling hint where he was going or for what purpose, cxcept that he was to go South. When God commanded he did not hesitate. He did not ask why he was to go in the way that was desert. lie could trust God. God had prepared an op portunity for him, and as soon as he saw the Ethiopian he went to him. He Immediately began to talk religion to him and to tell him about Jecus. This man was won for Jesus, and tradition says that the Ethiopian wont home and preached the gospel and was the founder of the Abyssinian Church, which even to the present time has preserved some of the truth. Follow the leadings of God, use tho opportunities He gives you and you will win souls. Training (Rom. 12:3-8): A great mistake made by many people is in thinking that everybody ought to ihink alike and act alike. God gives to each one his own peculiar charac teristics, and Ho expects each one to use what he has. Some men God calls to preach, some to go as mis sionaries, some to teach in the Sun day-school, some to do personal work, some to mako money to bo used for the advancement of tho kingdom of Christ. No matter what God calls us to do, He will provide all the gifts necessary for us to accomplish what >?, . n ecurity >JBk-"AEJeyi c e. ;? Uavings ntjaS " ~ ?FrR C^VE^ ITS ELF" J mm Americar\Nafioi\alBar\k CArTTAL ONE MILtOH RICMNOKD.VA ' S.H.HAWES & CO. * DEALER IN COAL ALSO Lime, Plaster and Cement RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Via Bristol and the Norfolk & Western Railway The Shore Line Between NEW ORLEANS. BIRMINGHAM, MEMPHIS. CHATTANOOGA, KNOXVILLH AND WASHINGTON, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK. 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Worship (Isa. 12:1-6): One of the best, most acceptable and most un selfish ways to worship God is by praise and adoration. When we ask God for something we are worship ing Him as the "giver of every good and perfect gift," but there is neces sarily a selfish element in it, for we expect to receive something. But praise expects nothing In return. It does in reality bring us a blessing, for it makes our hearts and lives hap pier. We are sure that birds are hap pier because they can sing. We would be happier if we sang more in praise of God. Consecration ( Psalm 40:1-11): Consecration is the willingness to do God's will. All the outward acts ot worship in which we engage will amount to little or nothing if we are not willing to do God's will. A group of Christian men were talking to gether of the power of a consecrated life. One of them said: "It yet re> mains to be seen what can be accom plished by a man who is wholly con secrated to God." The youngest of the number said very humbly: "By the grace of God I will be that man." The wonderful life and work of that young man, who was Dwight L. Moody, gave some idea of what we can accomplish through a life and heart consecrated to him. Christian Endeavor Goals and How to Reach Them (Rom. 12:1-13): The way to reach any goal connected with our religious life is to consecrate our souls and our bodies to God's service What Christian Endeavor Goal Most Appeals to You? Why? This is a question which must be answered by each one for himself. But in setting before us goals which wo are to try to reach, we must not select only those which appeal to us as pleasant and attractive. We should ask our selves what goal do we most need to reach for our own sakes and for the sakes of others and especially for God's sake. Why Should Church Membership Be a Goal? Because Christ estab lished his Church on earth, but lher? can be no Church without a mem bership. Church membership is worth a great deal in keeping us near to God and protecting us from the power of Satan. Why Should Definite Servico Be a Goal? If we do not set some definite goal before us we are too apt to neg. lect our duties. A definite work planned is likely to be a work well done. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR NOTES. Field Secretary Wyatt A. Taylor recently completed a six weeks' tour of Alabama in the Interest of Chris tian Endeavor. From the Tennessee River to Mobile Bay the work ie flourishing, and under the leadership of A. Clinton Decker, of Birmingham, the State organization is dMng a fine service. During the tour the field secretary had the privilege of presenting Chris Executor Administrator Trustee In the administration of all Trusts the service of this Company is prompt, efficient and complete. Careful attention is paid to every detail and large assets afford ample security for Trust Funds. Write for our booklet on Wilis. Capital RICHMOND TRUST AND SAVINGS GO. Main St.f Corner 7th tian Endeavor to the State Conven tion of the Christian Church, in sps s*ion at Cullman. A Christian En deavor society will shortly be organ ized in the Cullman Christian church. A new socicty was organized at Stony Point Congregational church, near Dcatsville, with more than a Fcore of members. Tho Endeavorers of the Christian church of Selma, Ala., publish a week ly paper, which serves also as a church bulletin. It is called the "Sev enette." The Marshal of Auburn, Ala., want ed to take the field secretary in as a German spy, the lone operator of tho telephone exchange having "tipped him off" as to the presence of a "sus picious looking" man in her office. The officer, however, was soon con vinced that he was on the wrong trail. J. Owen Williams, former Presi dent of the Birmingham Christian En deavor Union, recently received a commission as second lieutenant at Fort Oglethorpe. Duncan B. Curry, Chairman of the All-South Extension Committee of Christian Endaavor, is also a lieutenant. The Birmingham Union has recent ly closed a contest, in which wero reckoned attendance at Union rallies, wearing of C. E. pins, etc., and the winner of the contest, the Wylam Fo ciety, gets a banquet given to thorn by the Union. The Fairliope, Ala., Society recently closed a contest, in which points were given for attend ance, participation in meeting, etc., and a great deal of new life and in terest was awakened. The Endeavorers of Bessemer are planning to make the Alabama State Convention there next April the best ever held in the State. Wyatt A. Taylor. Life is not so short but there is al v ays time enough for courtesy. ? Em erson. Men Not Subject to Draft On this call may never be, we all hope. But wljo knows? Whatever happens, a bank account is essential to your welfare. National State and Gty Bank Richmond, Va. dfn H. Palmer, Pres. Wm. M. Hill, Vice-PTM. J. W. Sinton, Vice-Pro. 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