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know that he was very familiar with the Bible; he knew nature, and he knew people and their characteristics. We should study the.se subjects, and the more we study them the more we will find there is to know, and the more we will become convinced that we can never graduate in the study of them. l*r ogress in Spiritual Strength: Bodily strength increases with exer cise, so with spiritual. As we exer cise our faith it grows stronger. The more we put our trust in God, the more confidently will we trust Him. The more we pray, the more will we grow in the spirit of prayer. As we work for God we become more ex perienced. We should never be satis fied unless we are growing in the Christian graces. l*roRrass in Generosity: We should never lose sight of the fact that gen erosity is a grace. We can be gen erous in our gifts, in our service, in our opinions of others. In regard to money we are sometimes told to "give until it .hurts." If we give with the proper spirit, it will never hurt; but will always be a source of pleasure. We should remember that when money or service is given to God or for God, it becomes an act of wor ship. We will find that the more we give in either case, the more we will want to give, and the more we shall be able to give. l'rogressive Living: Peter says of Christians that they are partakers of the divine nature; that is, we have something of the nature of God. But we are not to .be satisfied with the mere fact that we have been given this high honor, and sit down and do nothing. We ought continually to be striving after the development of this nature. The essential of this nature is faith. "Without faith it is im possible to please God." This is the foundation upon which the Christian life is to be built up. One grace is to be added to another, until we reach the stature of the full grown man in Christ Jesus. Peter represents this development as the building of a wall or a tower. On the foundation stones are to be laid one upon another. The first is virtue. This is a clean, strong life. Then comes knowledge. We must know God's character and our own. We must know His will and how we can keep His commands. In all things we must be temperate or moderate. We are to keep control over our tongues, our deeds and our desires. If we do not control them, they will control us. Closely allied to this is patience. He who rushes madly into anything shows weakness. He who is ready to go forward, but waits God's time, will be the success ful one. Godliness is godlikeness. We should all try to be like God in all His attributes in which we can share. We become like Him through Christ Jesus. One of the characteris tics of God, which we can share with Him is kindness to others. We hear a great deal in these days about the brotnerhood of man. But unless we are children of God, we are not going to show true brotherhood. If we are, ?we will show ikin mess- to others. Kindness may ibe only an outward act. It may even be prompted by an evil motive. What we should have and what we should have is charity, or love, for others. Our Saviour gives as our second greatest duty, that we should love one another. When we cultivate these graces and add them one by one, we will soon find that we are making progress in the life that is hid in Christ Jesus. The greatest railroad train is of no value, unless It moves. Let us move for God, Miscellaneous IS IT NOT TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO DO AGGRESSIVE AD VERTISING? Is the Church to stand still or go forward? Are pastors content to preach Sab bath after Sabbath without reaching the unconverted in the community of the church? The fifty largest churches in our Assembly have 49,904 members, or 13 per cent, of the entire membership of the Southern Presbyterian Church, yet they received only 10 per cent, of those received on profession of faith by the entire Church last year. Only 11 of the 50 churches received more than the average for the entire Church. Thirty-nine churches re buted being put back into Religious Advertising. Bill boards can be erected of wood or brick. Electric lights over the top of the board will enable the message to be read day and night. The num ber of persons that such a board would reach if erected on the lawn of one of the churches in a city of 300,000 was found to be 20,000,000 people a year, at the lowest estimate. Many churches have just such wonderful opportunities for reaching the pass ing multitude by using bill boards on their church lawns. Posters have been sold in over forty cities. Some of them are: Freeport, 111.; Wichita Falls, Tex.; Norfolk, Va.; Amarillo, Tex.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Enid, Okla.; Chicago, 111.; Atlanta, Ga.; Oakland, Cal.; Anniston, Ala.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; Havana, Cuba; Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada; Knoxville, Tenn.; Camden, "Take the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God" ? Eph. 6:17. "The Word of God is full of life and power and sharper than any two edged sword" ? Heb. 4:12. It has been said that the right way to ad vertise the religion of Jesus Christ is to publish the "Word of God, which is the Sword of the Spirit." Churches interested in religious ad vertising should write the Religious Advertising Association, Columbia, South Carolina, for samples showing the advertising services gotten out. Don't be afraid to spend money on the right kind of advertising. Ad vertising pays manufacturers and merchants, and it will certainly pay churches. If your church is closed 160 out of the 168 hours during the week, there is no reason why you should not have a message of Hope, Joy and Peace for the passerby on the outside of the church. V L.LL Should- 1 jiD TO CHURCH! God i3 eternal Romans 6: 23 Third Ave. Lvtheran Church -7lo.5 ceived less than the average for the Church. These fifty large churches, with 700 to 1,900 members, received less than one person a Sabbath on pro fession of faith, yet in most cases these churches are well filled Sabbath morn ing and evening, many of them being crowded every Sabbath. The only inference that it is pos sible to draw is that unconverted peo ple ure not attending church services. This we know is the opinion of many preachers and evangelists. If the un saved do not attend the church ser vices, how can the Church reach th? unsaved? There are two mediums through which every person in a community who can read English may be reached ? the newspaper and bill boards. These two mediums can be used to carry a gospel message and an in vitation to attend church to every person in a community. A Religious Advertising Association has been formed in Columbia, Soutb Carolina, whose purpose it is to sup ply churches with advertising that will reach every person in the community of the church with a gospel message and invitation to Church. The above illustration shows one poster of a series of six gotten out by the association. The other posters carry the following texts: John 3:16, 1 Cor. 2:9, John 3:3, 1 John 4:15. These are lithographed posters in colors and are unusually attractive. They are 21 feet 9 inches by 9 feet 4 inches, and sell for $2.50 each. This price is less than half that charged for commercial posters, as this asso ciation is not in business to make money, all money made and contrl Ark.; Amsterdam, N. Y.; Union City, Pa.; Winona, Minn.; Milburn, N. J.; Brookings. S. D. ; Grand Rapids, Wis. This association is also getting out a series of posters for Bible classes. These posters are 28 inches by 4 2 inches. There are six to a set, and they are very attractive. They sell for $1.00 a set. These posters are to be used on small sidewalk bill boards or on houses, walls, etc. If a church placed ten of these small boards on corners of blocks within four or five blocks of the church, they would reach every person in the neigh borhood of the church every day. This is the least expensive advertising that can be devised. They have also a weekly matrix service for newspapers. This service consists of Scripture verses carefully selected and set in attractive borders. The borders can be extended so as to insert church notices. This service is being given to newspapers or churches that wlil use the service. Numbers of newspapers are now pub lishing the service weekly and giving the space free. Religion is not getting as much news space as it deserves, and if Christian men and women make it a point to write editors requesting that more space be given to religion, we would have more religious news. Sports, politics, finance get ten times as much space as religion, yet religion is the foundation of political liberty and of national prosperity. It is time the Church realized the. need of the right kind of publicity. There are three texts that we should bear In mind when thinking of re ligious advertising: "My Word shall not return unto Me void" ? Isa. 55:11. "THK FOUR HUNDRED" AGAIN. By Rev. H. H. Sweets, D. D. Some time ago one of the elders of the Church sent a remittance of $1, 000 for the Endowment Fund of Min isterial Relief. He suggested that there ought to be four hundred mem bers of the Presbyterian family who would give a like amount, thus secur ing at once the $400,000 needed to secure the Graham Building in Jack sonville, Florida. Some of the mem bers of the Church immediately en tered the "Four Hundred." We have just received a letter from one of these, stating that he had be come lonesome and enclosing another remittance of $1,030, which, together with his former remittance of $1,000 pays for a room in the Graham Build ing. He asked that this be recorded in the name of his wife. As she is still living and they are happily united in their home, it is not to go as a memo rial, but as a loving tribute to her character and work. There is barely time for others to get into the "Four Hundred." The $400,000 must be in the Louisville office December 1, 1920, in order to meet the conditions laid down by Mr. Graham. Lkberty Bonds and War Savings Stamps are being received and cred ited at par. Pledges payable on or before January 1, 1922, will be count ed in the $400,000. Louisville, Ky. The day is short and the task is great, and the workmen are sluggish, and the reward is much, and the Master is urgent. ? Rabbi Tarphon.