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What Mectfa is to the Mohammedans and Benares to the Hindoos and Jerusalem to the Christians, Rome and Venice and Florence and Milan and Paris and Ant werp are to the young artists and sculp tors. So overcome with Michael Angelo when he first looked upon the wonderful figure of St. George carved by the sculp tor Donatello on the outside of the church of San Michel at Florence that for a time he could not speak. Then as he studied the magnificent proportions of that great est of all the great works of the Floren tine sculutor he raised his hand majesti cally and cried, "Now, march!" In these two simple words the architect of St. Peter’s, the sculptor of "David" and "Moses" and the artistic creator of "The Last Judgment" and of the frescoes of the Pauline chapel affirmed that the statue of St. George was perfect In its physical proportions and had everything In Its makeup but a human soul. The works of the old masters are al most overpowering; hence we find that the greatest art schools of the world are near to the galleries in whlQh are pre served the Immortal pictures and the statues of the greatest artists and sculp tors of past centuries. The Louvre has more to do with attracting art students to the "Latin quarter" of Paris by the hundreds and thousands than any other cause. Not a day passes but you can see scores of young students, with their easels, copying Murillo’s "Holy Family ’ or his "Assumption of the Virgin," which hang upon the Louvre walls. There Ru bens and Rembrandt and Velasquez and Fra Bartolemeo and Da Vinci are still as much art professors as though they were alive in the flesh. What is true of Paris Is equally true of all the Italian cities. So much are the models of the ancient artists sofight after for copying purposes that the Italian government has forbidden any of its subjects to sell any of these old masterpieces to any buyer outside of the country. The king of Italy knows that the loss of the works of the old masters would he Irreparable, and if they were scattered one of the greatest glories of Italy would have vanished forever. What Raphael’s Madonnas are to the young art students as models, the charac ters of Moses and Joshua and Samuel and Nehemlah and Daniel and John the Bap tist and Peter and Paul and John, the be loved disciple, are to younug Chris tians. These Bible characters are not perfect, any more than the ar.tistic works of the old masters are perfect. Paul Veronese, one of the greatest of Vene tian artists, painted Ills female char acters of "The Family of Darius at the Feet of Alexander After the Battle if Issus" In the hoop-skirts and low bodlc ed waists of the Venetian costumes of the sixteenth century, although the battle of Issus was fought a third of a millen nium before Christ was born. There is only one perfect being mentioned in the Bible, and that person is Jesus Christ. But though the best Bible characters are not perfect, yet, many of them are right ly held up as prototypes for young Chris tians to copy after. Today I want to speak about one of the best and noblest of the apostles for us to emulate. 1 want to show how St. John was strong, and how he was one of the most influential and perhaps the best beloved of all the | disciples who gathered about the table at the last supper, just preceding the cruci fixion. 8t. John a Model. The model of my text, in tne nrst piaco, was, I believe, n Christian of superb phy sical proportions. He was not, as some people suppose, a physical weakling. He i did not have his head pillowed upon Christ’s breats at the banquet table of the last supper because he was a suffering invalid. Oh, no. Far from that. Of all the stalwart young men gathered about this table—for at that time they were probably all young—St. John, I believe, had the best and the strongest physical frame. His eye, like David’s, the shep herd boy, must have been clear and quick. His limbs must have been supple anl sinewy. His chest must have been broad and deep. His skin must have been aglow with health. He must have had the body of an athlete. He must have been a young man bubbling over with fun and good humor, on account of the resiliency of his strong physical constitution. He must have had all the advantages which accrue fro mgood health, because the Bible indirectly affirms it. How does the Bible assert this? You must read between the lines. The Bible implies that John lived to be a very old man. You must not study St. John the young man at the foot of the cross unless you study St. John and old man on the island of Patinos. There he was supposed to have lived to a very advanced age. Al bert Barnes declared that In all probabil ity St. John must have lived far on in the nineties before be died. Like Titian, the great artist, who died of the Venetian plague In his ninety-ninth year, St. John may have almost reached the century mark before ho passed to glory. Now, no man could have lived as long as St. John lived and have done the work he did unless he started with an unlimited supply of physical health and had careful ly husbanded his health all through life. Lord Palmerston, governing the destinies of England In his elghty-flrst yea,r, and William E. Gladstone, still vigorous and ambitious at eighty-five, and Count von Moltke, the most eminent member of the German relehstng at ninety, and Dandolo, the doge of Venice, leading his soldiers in battle at the age of ninety-five, and Homer, a blind old man, writing his “Odyssey" when nearly all of the contem poraries of Ills own generation were dead and gone, were not any greater physical marvels than this young man who is the prototype of this morning’s text. Stronger Than Peter. But we do not have to turn to Revela tion to prove that John was physically a marvel. There is another reason why I know St. John had a superb physical body. When we read the twentieth chapter of St. John we And Peter and John running toward the rifled tomb on the morning of the resurrection. Which was the swifter of foot? There, in John's own words, we read, "And the other disciple did outrun Peter.” Now. no one for a moment would judge the physique of Peter to be that of valetudinarian. Oh, no! If is muscles were i those of a powerfully formed fisherman. His skin w»as bronzed from many a hot sun and tempest beating down upon Lake Galilee. When the artists draw his pic ture it is always with the swarthy neck and the deep chest. Yet this other disci ple did outrun Peter. When John surren dered his life to the work of the Master he did not have to say, "Here, Lord, is a pair of wheezy lungs and a heart whose valves are out of gear and a brain with all Its corpuscles white." He did not say, "Here, Lord, are my weak nerves, too much out of tune to do anything but cad for a medicine chest." Oh. ho—that was not St. John! He came to the Master and said: "Here, Lord, is a fine physical body. I was born well. I promise to take care of this body to my utmost and make it a nflghty agent to do thy work. 1 will keep it well supplied with food. *1 will look after it to my best ability, so that I may live on earth five score years if pos sible to do thy work. Here it is, Master. Take it for thy service." Will we conse crate our bodies to God, as did John? If we are prone to physical ailments, will wra do all In our power to win bark that health In order to become physical as well as spiritual athletes In the Master's ser vices? • "Oh, yes," say some people, "John was on© of those lovable men. He was one of those clinging vines. He was the gentle John. He never would say anything to hurt anybody’s feelings. He would go miles and miles to tell a pleasant fact. He would go miles and miles to escape telling an unpleasant truth." In other words, most artists paint John with an effeminate face. He 1b supposed to have a face which could never belong to a great surgeon who has to* drive In the knife or to a great prosecuting attorney who has to arraign a criminal at the bar of Justice or to a great commander who has to lead on his soldiers In battle or to a great statesman who has to sign a death war rant when It Is necessary and right so to do. We do not picture him as a man of wrath and denunciation, but only ofa pardon and of peace, whereas, in fact, no* human face should be chiseled with firmer features of decision. He was a positive man through and through. He seemed to be able to handle the thunderbolts of heaven as no Inspired writer before or since has ever been able to do. Where can we find such awful descriptions of eternal punishment as In his book of Revelation? Where such denunciation of sin and eter nal death as in his apocalypse and his visions? If you would be an apostle like St. John you must be an uncompromising foe of evil as well as one wrho preaches the love and the pardon and the mercy and the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. St. John No Compromiser. St. John was one of the favorite disci ples of Jesus Christ on account of his positiveness. When the question of righc and wrong came up he was out and out, up and down, through and through for the right. There was no compromise. Are we going to b© Ilk© John in our denuncia tion of evil? When it is necessary to use the knife upon the deadly cancer a good surgeon will keep on driving It In and cutting down until he gets out all of tire roots? It is a dangerous matter, this tampering with evil. In my Chicago church there sat Sunday after Sunday a beautiful woman who was the mother of j three fine children. One day she cam© ! to me and said: "The doctor wants me to go to the hospital and have a lump upon my breast cut out." The next day she had this operation done. But the sur geon was one of those vacillating men.' Ho never did his work thoroughly. He made a small Incision and took out the lump. But he did not take the roots away. With in four month the lump came back. Then another surgeon saw It. He said: "Had I done the first operation I could have saved her life. I fear It Is too late now.’ Then he laid that woman upon the tabic and began to cut. He cut away the | fleshy part of that woman’s right side, j from the waist up Into the cords of tho neck. But, alas! he began his cutting too j late. That mother Is now In her grave j because the first surgeon did not cut deep ] enough. This charge can never be made against St. John. When he uses the knife upon the cancer of sin he cuts clear down to the root. He was a mah of positive characteristics. His lip was a smiling lip, but It was a firm lip. May God help us to be like John. May we learn how to denounce evil, as well as to preach th© j pardoning love of Jesus Christ. But as we come into the banquet hall | and find the twelve apostles gathered j around Jesue for the last supper there j Is another characteristic to which I \ want to call your attention about this same St. John. He was not only a dis ciple who saw visions and dreamed dreams, but he was one of the most practical of men. All his castles were not air castles. All his Utopias were not anchored in the cloudlands. All his j telescopes were not focused upon the dim future. lie could see the grass growing at his feet as well as the stars glittering above his head. While he thought about heaven, he always had his feet planted upon the soil of earth. The echoing sounds of the celestial chorus did not drown out the roaring waves beating themselves into foam upon the rocky heights of old Patmos; neither did the "Bread of Heaven" en tirely shut his eyes to the necessity of working in the harvest fields near his own home. In other words, when John prayed he prayed like the common sense Christian Mr. Spurgeon once told j about. A poor laborer with a large family broke his leg. Then the good man's friends decided to hold a prayer meeting to ask God to rare for his help less servant. The meeting was con ducted by a Deacon Brown. Hardly had the meeting got under way when there was a knocking at the poor man’s door. "Is Deacon Brown in?" asked a husky, growing youth. "Well, father wanted me to tell him he did not have time to attend the meeting to day. He had to work. But he has sent ; Ills prayers and they are out in,the cart." ! The prayers that were sent w^*e piled in an old farm wagon. These prayers con sisted of big bags of potatpes and beef and flour. So when St. John prayed ho prayed with his hands and feet as well as his lips. He did not worship God as did the devotes in the temple of Ino, who always worshiped their deity by going to sleep; but he was ready to toil and labor for his dally bread, as every other man ought to be. St. John Was Practical. "Well,",you ask, "how do you make St. John out to be such a practical man? How do you know he was careful about his money matters and careful to pro vide clothing and a home? Does the Bi ble teach us that? I never heard of St. John being a capitalist or being careful about Ills money matters." Yes, my friends, I think the Bible tells us that St. John was very prudent and careful about the practicalities of life. xjrio uic pirture. liiiibi is aying; the great drops of agony are wrung from his brow; groan after groan es capes his lips; he has only a few hours more of life. To whom Is he going to intrust the care of his mother? All the poets and the painters and the theolo gians love to describe the helplessness of Mary the Virgin when Jesus was about to be born. Tell me, was she as help less then, with the big. brawny Joseph by her side, ns she was on the day of the crucifixion, when, as a broken down, helpless widow, she knelt at the foot of the cross to see her divine son die? Tell me. where can you find in all history a picture so pathetic as that crucifixion scene of Mary in her desolation and helplessness? Ah, yes; the most pathetic scene In all the Bible to me is that broken hearted widow watching the dying agony of her divine sou! Agony of Christ finds its echo in agony of maternal heart; dy ing gasp of Jesus is answered by the moaning cry of this mother, who swoons away. Now, Christ was God. but Christ was also man, and Christ did for his mother just what you and I would do for ours If we had been in his place. He wanted to put her In the care of one who would never neglect her and never let her want. He did not give her-to Peter; he was not sure of Peter; Peter was not steady enough. But he gave her to the faithful John. He practically said: “John, I know you will never neglect her; T know you will clothe and feed her and give her a home to shelter her weary head. Ixiok after her for my sake." I^et us learn to be like the practical John. A man cannot be a true Chris tian and be simply a theoretical Chris tian; he must be a practical Christian. He must know that it is his duty to work for his dally broad. He m^ist moke an honest struggle to pay his butcher, his grocer and his clothier’s bill and to care for those of his own household, or else he Is no Christian at all. What does James write? He says your faith must go hand in hand with your works. Your faith can no more live without works than your hand can live after It has been amputated from the arteries of the arm. “Faith, if it hath not works, is dead.” St John was Last Week of the I sK Clearing Sale T EXPECT to make this last week the best of all. New I goods are clamoring for attention, and I wish to clean up all I present season stocks. In clothing the styles are perfect on :• the wearer, but it would be “old goods” on my tables, so they must go. These prices will be irresistible. 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Bringing it home to you, how jj often, when asking for SUGAR GLEN, have you been offered f, another brand, ^yith the explanation: “This is just as good?” Those five words prove our claim. They acknowledge SUGAR GLEN is the standard and the best. ASK YOUR GfcOCER FOR sugar Glen Pure Sugar Cane Syrup Sold in 25c, 40 c and 75c Can3 «j Sugar Glen Molasses Candy Kisses are Sweet, Wholesome and Nutritious. 25c per M Pound—15 Foi- 5Cents. v g J. E- Moody, Mgr., Birmingham Office 2109 Morris Avenue, Phone 533 ■ _HP a practical worker as well as Palmos StBiit there are still two more thoughts to which I would rail your attention. The first is. John was ready to give up all for Christ; for Christ's sake lie was readv to break the home ties and bo Into a foreign land ns a missionary and even to yield up his life. Are you and I Willing to do so much for Christ? Per haps we nre too old to become foreign missionaries or ministers of the gospel, tiipn the next best plea that I make is tills- Are vou willing to give your chil dren up for the service of the master, as John went to minister to the seven churches of Asia? In Master's Service. “Oh." says some one, "I have nothing to do in reference to my children enter ing the missionary or the ministerial fields' That coll mnBt tome from God. 1 do nqt believe in parent-made minis ters or In parent-made missionaries.” The parents have more to do with the children's consecration of themselves than you think. The reason we have not our theological seminaries crowded with students today is because the pa rents are not sending their children there. How are the parents to send them there? Rv consecrating their children's lives to the master's service at their very birth and by keeping on consecrating their children to God’s service every day of their school years. Then these children cannot help entering the master's service any more than the brothers and the sis ters of Henrj\ Ward Beecher could help enteririg that'service. Would you like me to tell you why Lyman Beecher's children turned out as they did? Well, I will, by quoting from the diary of t^ils illustrious man. written on the day his first child, the famous Catherine Beecher, was born. These are his woe “Saturday, September 6, 1800.—This mo ment, blessed be God, my dear, dear wife is delivered of a daughter, and my soul, my very soul, from agony. Oh, may l never fofget the goodness of God, who has heard our prayer. Jesus, thou former of the body and father of the spirit, accept in thine this immortal soul thou hast ushered into life. Take, oh, take it to be thine before it clings around my heart, and never suffer us to take it back again. May it live to glorify thee on earth and to enjoy thee forever in heaven. Now, Lord, we look to thee for grnce to help us rear It for thee. May it be thine for ever. Amen and amen.” Do you suppose any child, or any collection of children, parentally consecrated to Jesus Christ ns were Lyman Beecher s, could turn out otherwise than they did? If by prayer and consecration Lyman Beecher could send ‘ his boys and girls into Christian service, cannot we by prayer make our own boys and girlg devoted Christian workers for this century, as St. John labored in for eign lands during the first century? If by prayer we can consecrate our children to Christ, shall we not by prayer first con secrate our own selves to his dear name? And now a closing word of warning. Like John, let us be careful that we re main faithful to Christ unto the end. Oh, that we might all. as young, as middle aged, and as old men and women, cling close to the Master! What do I mean by this? Why, I simply want to warn you against the temptations which Satan con tinually sets for the gray haired, as well as for the youth of the raven locks. This is no useless “red light’’ which I am throwing over the rocks lining the jagged shores of eternity. When we were young our friends were continually warn ing us against sin. But whin we become older, when we made a success in life, when we became ministers in the pulpit * - % ( / or elders by the communion table or moth ers of grown-up daughters, the people seemed to think we were safe. Are we’ Was Solomon safe? Was David safe? Are you safe, oh, father or mother? What Is the sin that is beckoning to you now? 0 God. I have often prayed for thee to save me from the sin of youth. Father, 1 now pray to thee to save me from the temptations of the thirties and of the for ties and of the fifties and of the sixties and of the seventies, and. Lord, from the temptations of the eighties. Thou didst guard and keep St. John the pure, noblo Christian that he was, clear on into the twilight of life. God and keep me fro.n .the sins of mature manhood. Though I may be thy servant to proclaim thy name in thy pulpit, make my faith that of a little child. And this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, who was with the aged St. John In Asia and on Patmos, and who was also with St. John In the banquet hall of the last supper when he was a young man. God, keep our children from sin. God, keep our young men from sin. God, keep us when we are middle aged, and, God, keep us when old, like St. John, our eyes are dim and our step Is heavy. May wa be like John, the young man, and like St. John, the aged patriarch. (Copyright, 1906, by Louis Klopsch.) Ideal Lives. From the Louisville Courier-Journal. "They tell me," said the first native New' Yorker, "that in some cities the peo ple live in detached houses, with only one family to a house. What do you think of that?" "Grand scheme,” answered the second native New Yorker. "Think of It. Every! man his own janitor! It must be delight ful."