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I YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES
PRIDE AM) HUMILITY. M., Auk. 7. Pride of prosperity. Pout. 8:1 1-20. T., Aug. 8. Humility of Christ. Phil. 2:1-11. W., Auk. 9. Prido of poeit ion. Matt. 23:1-12. T., Auk. 10. Humility of heart. Ps. 131:1-3. F., Auk- 11- Spiritual pride. Rev. 3:17-22. 8., Auk. 12. Humility in practice. Luke 22:24-30. S., Aug. 13. Topic ? Prido and Humility. Jaa. 4: 6-10. What dangers arise from pride f How dot* humility differ from weaknesst How does Jesus snow humility T I*ride of Prosperity, DcMit. St 11-20: It might have seemed strange to those people in the Wilderness that they should be warned against wealth, for they were very poor. But God knew that the time would come when many of them would be rich, and knew the danger of their claiming all they would have as the result of their own labor. He reminded them that all the blessings they had were His gifts. There are many people like Nebu cadnezzar, who said. "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for t lie house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?" Humility of Christ, Phil 2:1-11: Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Creator and Ruler of the universe, humbled Himself and left His home in glory just to come down to earth and by His shameful death to provide salvation- for sinners. If there is need for help of any kind by any one in our reach, we ought to render the assistance needed, even though we have to humble ourselves to do it. Remember how the Saviour served His disciples. We ought to be willing to serve those who need our service. Prido of Position, Matt. 23:1-12: The Scribes and Pharisees were very proud of the position which they oc cupied among the people. They over looked the; fact that the position which they occupied ought to have led them to serve their fellowmen, but instead, they said to others, "Stand by thy self, for I am holier than thou." And yet the Saviour called them vipers and hypocrites. Humility of Heart, Ps. 131:1-3: Humility and pride may be shown in either words or deeds, but in either case it comes from the heart. "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh," (Matt. 12:34). If there is humility in the heart it will be shown in our words and in our lives. If we could once realize how great sinners we are, how much we have done that we ought not to have done and how much we have left un done that we ought to have done, and then could realize how much mercy and how many blessings God has be stowed upon us, it would take all of the pride out of our hearts and make us humble. Spiritual Pride, Rev. 3:17-22: The Lavodicean Christians were puffed up Just Where You Want It Our uptown office at. 108 Enst Broad Street which Ik* opened al>out November 1st. You may Ik; quite mire of getting the name Hatinfactory service oh rend ered nt the main office. We n?k you to Rive uh the opportu nity of HervinK you. PLANTERS NATIONAL BANK Main & 12th STS. with pride and said they needed noth ing from God; that they were rich. He told them that they were disgust ing to Jliin, and that they were far from being rich. They were "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." Many a man thinks he is rich when he is a pauper. Tho Saviour tells of the man who thought he was rich, but He calls him a fool. And Ho said, "So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." Humility in Practice, Luke 22:24 30: God does not measure as man does. The disciples were arguing aa to which of them should be the greatest in the Kingdom of God. Jesus tells them that he will give to each of them a kingdom, but it is a kingdom of service. He set them an example of service, all through His life, hut as tliey did not take in His meaning He gave them an occular demonstration when He washed their ? 4 feet. He who shows true humility before Clod and man and is faithful in service shall ho highly exalted. Pride and Humility, .las. 4:6-10: "God resisteth the proud," for He is the enemy of pride. Then it is foolish for us to he proud, for in this way wo make God our enemy. He "givetli grace unto the humble." He shows favor to them, has mercy upon them, gives them the blessings of 'His grace. He is their loving Friend and Father. Wise and fortunate is he who, casting aside pride, humbles himself before God. Justifiable Pride: There is a pride which all ought to show. We should be proud of being human beings, and should make ourselves the very best possible. We ought to bo proud of being God's children, and show our selves worthy of our Father. We ought to be proud of our business, il it is a kind that (Sod would approve of our having, and we should strive to make it a success. We ought to be proud of our homes and make them as comfortable and attractive as pos sible. We should be proud of our country and prove ourselves loyal to it. We should be proud of our Church, never criticize it, except for the pur pose of making it better, and wo should support it faithfully in all things. We should be proud of being in the Kingdom of God, and should do all in our power to uphold its dig nity and advance its interests in every way possible. We should be proud of our lloavenly Father, and tell others what a Father we have. GROUPS AT KKRRVILIjE PRB8BYT ERIAX ENCAMPMENT KERRVlLIiE PRESBYTERIAN ENCAMPMENT. The most successful Young Peo ple's Conference ever held under the auspices of the Westminster Presby terian Encampment convened at Kerr vllle, Texas, July 12th, and continued through the l!)th. Attendance at the Conference, including delegates from every Presbytery in Texas as well as visitors from all over the South, reached a grand total of 750 before the session was over. Approximately 175 young people took the Conference work. Westminster Presbyterian Encamp ment is the property and agency of tho Synod of Texas U. S., and is con trolled by a board of trustees ap pointed annually by the Synod. l>r. W. P. Dickey of Kerryville Is presi dent of the board. Rev. C. H. Storey of. Corsicana, Texas, serves as program and platform manager, and Prof. J. J. Delaney of Kerryville handles the business Interests of the institution. This Is the encampbent's 10th sue* cesslve year. The encampment grounds are lo cated one mile south of the quaint lit tle city of Kerrville, on the banks ot the beautiful Guadalupe River. Kerr ville is 70 miles northwest of San An tonio, situated in the heart of the fa mous Korr County mountains and on the historic old Spanish Trail. Tne encampment represents the best there is in the South in the line of scenic and natural beauty. Each succeeding year has seen the encampment grow in strength, in interest and in result. Facilities for the entertainment of visitors on the Encampment grounds Include a special dining hall, over one hundred cottages and walled-in tents, a large girls' dormitory and annexes, club houses of the various Texas Pres byterian Colleges, a hotel with modern conveniences and other accommoda tions. Every part of the campus has electric lights and water. The pres ent year has seen many improvements on thei Encampment grounds. A, dozen or more new cottages and over a score of walled-ln and screened tents have been added. The roads and entrances resemole driveways within a city park; views of the broad lawns and forest of trees form a pic turesque setting to the rugged moun tains that surround the Presbyterian Encampment. One hundred and seventy-five men and women, representing every sec tion of Texas, went through a week of ideal "Christian vacation" during the Young People's Conference. It wast a more mature group than we have had heretofore, being confined almost exclusively to the ages of six teen to twenty-four, with a number of leaders. Mornings were devoted to class work under the supervision of a most capable faculty; arternoons were set aside for rest and rccrea tion; and Inspirational addresses fur nislfr'd the evening programs. Inter est and enthusiasm in class work was a distinguishing mark of the Con feren^. A regular schedule of classes was followed out daily, the young delegated entering into the class work with as much aeal and aarnentn?nis a? real university life.