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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, February 26, 1919, Image 6

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WOMAN'S WORK
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The Church's Work Foursquare
Calls are coming in for help in
teaching the women the scope of the
great Stewardship Campaign now so
largely before the churches.
With the hope of helping to make
thiB clearer, this little Temple, first
presented three years ago, is given
again. It is designated to show the
various parts of the work of the four
Executive Committees of our General
Assembly.
The picture is self-explanatory, but
should you feel the need of more de
tailed information, write to each one
of the four committees for literature,
and you will meet with a cordial re
sponse, for it Id their pleasure to serve
you.
Each column is based on Christ
as the foundation of all our work.
Then come prayer and the Bible, for
through these we learn the "how of
service."
The Foreign Mission column begins
with healing, because so often mis
sions entered a country through the
healing skill of the doctor. Then fol
low teaching and preaching. Next are
given the names of our seven fields
In which our missionaries are work
ing. Get a copy of "The Seven" from
the Nashville office for further de
tails.
In showing the Publication and
Sunday School Extension column have
at hand a copy of each one of their
many publications to show something
of the extent of the work of this com
mittee.
For Information for the Home Mis
sion column, write to the Atlanta of
fice for their live leaflets and pro
grams, especially one leaflet called
"What Home Mission Money Will Do."
Tell them what you are trying to do,
and ask them to send anything that
will help.
For the Christian Education and
Ministerial Relief column, write to
Dr. H. H. Sweets, at Louisville, ask
ing for a full program on his v work
prepared by Miss Campbell; and also
for some telling leaflets to distribute
among your women, to be taken home
and read at leisure, and, possibly, by
the men in the home.
Any wood-working establishment
can easily turn these columns; the
measurements are 18x3 inches, al
lowing the architectural requirements
is slope which the wood-worker will
fully understand. The columns should
then be sawed into sections, as indi
cated in the cut.
This demonstration will be more
effective, and much more Instructive,
if the columns are built by different
circles, or by different Sunday school
classes, each one giving some specific
fact, as the block of the column is
placed.
STUDY MEXICO IN MAKCH.
Mexico.
(1874-1918.)
Population of our field, esti
mated 500,000
Foreigi workers 9
Children of foreign workers. . 6
Native workers 4 7
Our stations, places of regular
meeting 13
Organized congregations 16
Communicants 1,653
Additions in 1917 137
Christian constituency 2,689
Sabbath schools 19
Sabbath school membership. . 992
Schools 13
Students 6G1
Income from native sources
($10,205 Mex.) gold $5,103
Send to Dr. Armstrong, Nashville,
for these things:
Colored Post Cards, sets of 12, 10c.
In Cuba and Mexico, 5c.
Mexico, brief summary of Annual
Report, free.
Mexico, tbe land, climate, people,
free.
A missionary hen, free.
Redemption of Mexico, free.
Seed That Fell on Good Ground,
free.
FINANCIAL llUIHSET OP ONE
WOMAN'S AUXILIARY.
Foreign Missions $1,000.00
Home Missions ?
Assembly's ....$200.00
Synod's 100.00
Presbytery's ... 200.00
500.00
Christian Education and
Ministerial Relief. ...... 100.00
Sunday School Extension.. . 50.00
Home for Missionaries 100.00
Grundy Mountain School... 50.00
Assembly's Training School. 25.00
Leper Mission 40.00
Poor of Our Own Church. . 60.00
Lynchburg Orphanage 75.00
Red Cross 100.00
Bible Cause 50.00
Miscellaneous 800.00
Grand total $3,000.00
Number of women In the
Church 300
The women of one church dared to
undertake this budget. Their faith is
rewarded. They see the end of the
$3,000 in sight as the year's end ap
proaches.
OUR INFLUENCE ON ALIENS.
The wife of a Chinese official, who
had been for some years in Wash,
ington, returned to China. A mis
sionary calling upon her spoke of the
power of Jesus shown in the lives of
those in Christian lands. The lady
responded, "I think you are mistaken.
I was thefe a number of years and
no one spoke to me of Jesus or rec
ommended the Christian religion. He
is not esteemed in your country as
you think. ? Woman's Home Missions.
MACEDONIAN BENEVOLENCE.
The following brief article by Dr.
Pierson gives, we think, the true New
Testament principle of beneficence.
How cramped and uninviting does the
mere legal "tithing system" appear in
comparison with this whole-hearted
devotion to God! If right, why should
we not follow It?
In 2 Cor. 8 and 9 is the one dis
course on giving that makes needless
all other treatment of this groat
theme. And it is noticeable that the
two chapters not only present every
grand principle and motive of conse
crated giving, but they present seven
paradoxes that are very remarkable.
These Macedonians seem to have fur
nished the most singular example of
Christian benevolence to be found
anywhere in sacred Scripture; their
giving was a sort of reversal of all
ordinary experience.
1. They gave out of the abundance
of their poverty, not out of the plen
titude of wealth.
2. Their willingness exceeded their
ability, instead of their ability exceed
ing their willingness.
3. They were urgent to be allowed
to give rather than reluctant, while
those who received the gift were re
luctant to take it, knowing how deep
was their poverty.
4. They made the greater gift first
(of themselves), and the latter gift
was the less (their money). Usually
people give the least they can to be
gin with, and have to be educated
up to giving themselves at the very
last.
5. In these chapters value of gifts
Is reckoned, not by the amount given,
but by the degree of willingness and
cheerfulness exhibited.
6. We are here taught that increase
comes, not by keeping, but by giv
ing; that the way to get more is to
give more, and the way to lose is to
keep.
7. And the crowning lesson of all
is that they regarded giving, not as
a privation to be evaded and avoided,
but as a privilege and a blessing to
be courted and cultivated.
Can we do better than follow such
a glorious example?
PRACTICAL.
Don't throw away that old leather
hand-bag which is "rusty." Shoe pol
ish it with good polish; number of
coats according to degree of rustness.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
JOSHUA, PATRIOT AND LEADER.
March 9, 1919. Josh. 1:1-9.
""" Golden Text i~" Be strong and of a
good courage; be not afraid, neither
be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy
God is with thee whithersoever thou
goest." ? Josh. 1:9.
Additional Material for Teachers:
Josh. 1:10-3:17; 5: 13-15.
Primary Topic: Story of a Brave
Leader.
Memory Verse: ? I will be with thee.
Josh. 1:5.
Junior Topic: Following the Right
Leader.
Memory Versos: Deut. 31:7, 8.
Intermediate Topic: When to Be
Brave.
Senior and Adult Topic: How to
Serve One's Country.
Moses, probably the greatest human
being that ever lived in this world,
bad reached the ond of life's jour.
?ey. He had led Israel as a mob out
of the land of Egypt. During forty
years of wandering in the wilderneas
he had changed the mob into a well
organized nation. _ He had developed
an efficient army. He had received
from God laws spiritual and civil,
which he had transmitted to the peo
ple. Following instructions giveu by
God, he had built the Tabernacle and
bad established the worship of God.
In one crisis he had failed to give
God the credit that was due Him for
providing water for the famishing
People, and had claimed it for him
self. For this offense God had told
im that He would not permit him
to enter the land of Canaan.
God was not unmindful of all that
he had done, so He bestowed upon
Moses an honor that has never been
conferred upon any one else. God
took him up on a high mountain and
showed him the land which was to
be Israel's home. Then God laid him
down and closed his eyes, and he
slept the sleep from which there is
no awaking until the resurrection.
God then buried him in a grave that
^as marked by no monument. His
ife was monument enough to keep
his memory green through the cen
turies. From what is 8aid in Jude
, and from his appearance on the
Mount of Transfiguring, it seems that
God raised him from the dead, and
took his body to heaven to be re
united with his soul.
God then called Joshua to take the
Place that Moses had held as leader
of this great people. He had been for
many years Moses' assistant, so that
he no doubt was better trained for
the position than any one else. God
can accomplish great things through
untrained men, but He prefers a man
fitted for the work he has to do.
God made Joshua a most wonder
fu promise. He told him that the
children of Israel should have all the
land upon which their feet should
tread, from the Mediterranean Sea to
the river Euphrates. They never
gained more than a small part of this
vast territory. Even in the days of
the great empire under David and Sol
omon they never secured all the land
God had promised them. The
only condition that God imposed was
that the children of Israel should go
forth and walk over the land. But
Israel failed to trust and obey God.
In our spiritual experiences there
s no limit to what we may receive
Jf we Just go forward putting our
trust in God. The trouble with us
s that we are too fearful and timid
to take what God offers.
God makes a personal promise to
Joshua, that He will be with him. as
He had been with Moses. What more
could any one ask? In verses 6, 7
9. Joshua Is urged to stand strong
and be courageous. God was going
t<J help him, but wanted him to do
hla part jn full and to the uttermost.
We have a very poor opinion of the
man who Is well and strong and yet
goes begging help of some one who
has more means than he, while he
refuses to work to provide means to
supply his needs. But too often we
go to God for what we ought to pro
vide for ourselves, or at least we
ought to make an effort to provide
what we need. God told Joshua to
go forward with the children of Is
rael, and promised to be with him

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