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YOUNG PEOPIFS SOCIETIES
REVERENCE AND WORSHIP. M., Oct. 16. Revcronfo for God. Hah. 2:20. T., Oct. 17. Hovcrcnce for man. 1 Cor. 3:10, 17. W., Oct. 18. Hovcrcnce for God's house, l/cv. 20: 1. 2. T., Oct. 19. Worship in the heart. John 4:19-20. F.t Oct. 20. Holy adoration. Rom. 11:311-36. N? Oct. 21. Worshipping Christ. Hev. 5:1-14. S., Oct. 22. Topic ? Reverence and Worship. I's. 111:1-10. How can t ce cultivate a spirit of worrhip ? Why should we rerrrtnee humanity"! How can u~e show reterencc for older persons? Reverence* for God, Hab. 2:20: Man's attitude towards God should be one of quiet, respectful, dignified silence, while listening to hear Him speak. When we approach Him in prayer it should be with deep hu mility as to ourselves and with pro found respect and adoration to God. When we read His work we should feel that it is the great God of hea ven, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who is speaking to us. And when He speaks we should oot at tempt to put our thoughts in place of His. Reverence for Man, 1 Cor. 3:16, 17: A great teacher once said that he always felt like taking off his hat as he stood in the presence of a boy, for he did not know but that there might be a President of the United States in that boy. There are two things that we should remember, as we look upon a human being. One is that he was made in the image of God, and the other is that God made him for His own dwelling place. Sin has defaced the image, and as far as possible it keeps God out of the heart home. We should try in ourselves and in others to destroy the desecrating work of sin and open up the heart that God may come in. Reverence for God's House, Lev. 26:1, 2: God commands us to rev erence His house, and gives as the ground for the command, "I am the Lord." In Eccl. 5:1 we read, "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools." Foolish and irreverent talking and laughing, especially during the ser vices of worship, is "the sacrifice of fools," and is not acceptable to God. As we go into the church we should always remember that it is God's house, that He is there and that we are His guests. When we go as guests into other homes we conduct ourselves with proper decorum. Let us do so in God's house. Worship in the Heart, John 4:19 26: "God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." There are some people who. like the heathen, seem to think that the outward forms are all that is necessary in worship. We should never fqrget that nothing that Is not true is acceptable to God. We have no use for counterfeit money. God has no use for counterfeit wor ship. "Let us draw near with a true OCTOBER and harvest time! The farmers arc reaping their crops, and will soon l?enefit by their industry. How do you stand in this respect? Have you l>een saving? We invite you cordially to come in and open an account in our Savings eep rtment. ? Planters National Bank MAtN & 12th STS. heart" (Heb. 10:22). "It is good for me to draw near to God" (Ps. 73: 28). Holy Adoration, Rom. 11:33-36: In order that we may worship God properly, and that we may have right feelings toward Him, we ought to learn from the Bible all that we can about His character and attributes. The answer in the Shorter Catechism to the question, "What is God?" ex presses more in a few words than can be found anywhere else. We should think of Him as the great Creator and Ruler of the universe, as the King and Judge of all things, but we should also think of Him as a merciful and loving Father and Sa viour. Worshipping Christ, Rev. 5:1-14: The angels in heaven worship Christ, because He is their King and their God. The redeemed saints in heaven worship Him, because He redeemed them and took 'them to the place which He had prepared for them in His Father's house of many mansions. We should worship Him as our Lord and King and Redeemer. We should not only worship Him in public, but in secret also. Not only should we worship Him, but we should do all in our power to induce others to wor ship Him also. Rovcrence and Worship, Ps. Ill: 1-10: "I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation." Worship, if it is real, must come from the heart, and the worship of God is exclusive. There must be no division of heart. When we go into God's house it ought to be with the inten tion of worshipping Him. We wor ship Him as we sing hymns of praise. Sometimes little thought is given to the words we sing, and we do not stop to consider their meaning. When that is the case there is no worship. Some people carelessly do not engage in singing, and do not even listen to the singing of others. True worship in song requires that each one, who can sing at all, should Join heartily in the singing, and should feel that he is in this way speaking to God. He who is unfortunate enough not to be able to sing should follow care fully the words as others sing and make melody in his heart, if he can not with his voice. We worship God in prayer. In the public services of God's house one leads. Others should listen atten tively and as far as possible* make the thoughts of the leader their thoughts, and add any other thoughts that may suggest themselves as they lift their hearts to God. We worship God in the sermon. The preacher stands as God's repre sentative to speak for Him. We should listen reverently and quietly, trying to learn just what God wants us to know. We should listen to see whether the message Is from God's Word, and if it is we should receive it with thanksgiving to God. Since God has directed us to gather in His house to worship Him, he who stays away, when it is possible to be present, is disobeying God's com mand, and depriving himself of a great privilege. He who talks to others during the worship is not him self engaged in worship, and is pre senting others from worshipping God. And he who occupies his mind with other things or sleeps during the service is pretending to worship, when there* is no worship in his heart. We should try to realize the duty, the privilege and the benefit of wor shipping God, and should reverently and earnestly engafto In It, both prl vatoly and publicly. SUGGESTED PROGRAM. Doxology: "Praise God From Whom A1J Blessings Flow." The Lord's Prayer. Hymn: "Come, Thou, Almighty King." Prayer by the leader. Hymn: "Holy, Holy, Holy." Daily topics, assigned to seven members. Head the passages of Scripture and comment on them. Hymn: "Sun of My Soul." Topics to be assigned to- members: (1) "What Is true worship? (2) How can we worship God as individuals? (3) How can we worship God pub licly? (4) What can we do to improve the worship of our society? (5) What can we do to improve the worship of our Sunday school? (6) Whrat can we do to improve the worship of church? Sentence prayers. Hymn: "Lord, Dismiss Us." Closing prayer. SENTENCE PRAYERS. O Lord, as we are gathered here in Thy house, help us to realize that we are in Thy presence. O God, we pray that Thou wilt be gracious unto us and accept the praise we bring Thee for all the rich bless ings Tfarou hast bestowed upon us. Father, we thank Thee for the priv ilege of worshipping Thee, and pray that Thou wilt teach us how to wor ship Thee. Father, as we sing our hymns may we always sing with the heart and wltlr the understanding, and may our singing express the joy and gladness of our hearts. O Saviour, bless those of our num ber who are not here to-night, and help them to come to our next meet ing. O Holy Spirit, we pray that Thou wilt take the lessons we have learned to-night and plant them deeply in our hearts, may they be as seed sown in good ground, that shall bring forth fruit to Thy honor and glory. Father, we pray for Thy blessing upon the preaching service that is to follow this one, and may we all at tend it and take part in it. O Holy Spirit, bless our pastor as he preaches to-night. Fill his heart with Thy truthr and help him to de liver it to us so that we shall all be blessed. NEWTON COUNTY, GA. The churches of this group are re joiced over the very successful Chris tian Endeavor Conventionette held in Covington on Sunday, in which the Newton County Christian Endeavor Union was organized, with four so cieties represented. The two young est churches in the county, Gum Creek and Pine Grove, sent about eighty delegates to this meeting, and two of the county officers come from their number, Morris Robertson, vice-pres ident, and Irene Bostwick, treasurer. Since the pastor, Rev.- C. P. Allen, came on this field there have been 105 additions to the different churches in this group, 81 of them on profession of faith. Two new churches have been organized, one church building practically com' pleted, and one other being planned for. This group now has a total membership of 171. PUBLICITY IN UNION CITY, TENN. By C. F. Evans, Southern Secretary United Society of Christian Endeavor. Union City, Tenn., believes in Christian Endeavor publicity, and gave a splendid exhibition of its abil ity upon the occasion of the visit of Bert G. Jones, Tennessee's new Field Secretary, and Southern Secretary Evans. Across the main street of the city was stretched an immense banner containing the names of the secre taries, the date of their visit, the hours and places of the services to be held, and a cordial invitation to the public. Attractive home-made window posters were placed in 90 per cent, of the business houses. A fac simile of the front page of The Dixie Endeavorer, four times enlarged, as an "extra." announced the coming of the secretaries, where the meetings would be, etc. A welcome sign to the secretaries covered almost one entire side of the main auditorium of one of the churches. The Endeavorers wore paper badges, on which were pasted the pictures of the secretaries, cut from newspapers, etc., with suit able wording underneath. The day services opened with a sunrise prayer meeting at 6:30 and closed at 9:30 that night. The Junior Superintendent, his wife and seventeen Juniors from Dyer drove seventy miles by auto to attend the afternoon services. An other society, the location of which we have forgotten, drove ten miles to attend the services. E. L. Wuench, more lovingly known as "Shorty," is the chairman of the publicity work, and has done some of the finest publicity work Dixie has ever had. His poster ex hibit at the All-South Convention was one of the few to receive honorable mention. Union City Endeavorers are fortunate in having such publicity ability. One of the Cumberland Presbyte rian Sunday school classes of Union City maintains a club-room In honor of one of its members who gave his life on the battlefields of Europe, where the class members and their friends can rest, write letters and take advantage of the gymnasium. Union City is the home of Miss Viva Roper, who is secretary of the Northwestern District, Mr. Clark Wil liamson, of Newbern, being the pres ident. This district was tire first in the State to reach its goal on ad vance registrations for the State Con vention and is one of the best organ ized and best working districts in the State. The secretaries also visited the Memphis District, and in Memphis proper were greeted by almost 300 Endeavorers, seventeen gallons of Ice cue a in , a tub of lemonade, etc., in a great rally. The Memphis City Union, under President E. M. Flaniken, was the first City Union In Tennessee to reach its goal on advance registra tions for the State Convention. On the night of the rally the Memphis District went over the top on ad vance State Convention registrations, and was the second district in the State to reach its goal. Memphis gave Mr. Jones a roya' reception, welcoming him with a real spirit of hospitality, as he is to make his headquarters in that city. At Are Memphis rally three socle ties had 100 per cent, of their mem bers present. McLemore Presbyterian Senior Society had all their twenty seven active members there and twonty.throo visitors In addition.