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WORKSHOP OF GOD.
Place Where the Omnipotent Skill Is \ Building Humanity Anew. • Dry Done* of Mnn’« Moral Fnlliiri Dade to Live Again in Clinlat Joann —Sermon by the “Hl*hnaj> null Sly way” I'ronolirr. [Copyright, 1902. by A. N. Kellogg News paper Co.] Chicago, 1902. Text: "For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that w should walk in them.”—Ephesians, 2:10. The Workshop.—A workshop is ; place where raw material is takei and the finished product turned out Our text makes the declaration tha the Christian is the workmanship o God. He has taken the natural mai and by His marvelous, wonder-workiiij power He ha® created him anew ii Christ Jesus. This thought of God’ receiving the raw material of a perish able human life and turning out i finished product for eternity is sug gestive of a workshop wherein thi marvelous process takes place. Di< you ever go through a manufacturinj plant? What a busy place it was. Th hum of the whirling wheels, the cliel and grind and pound of the machinery and the bustling, busy workmen, al told a story of something beinj wrought . You were first shown the pile and piles of crude, raw. unshapen mate rials bearing no resemblance vvhateve to the delicate and beautiful piece o machinery being packed forshipmen in the shipping room. Step by step yoi saw the process by which the raw mate rial was cut and molded and shape: / into the complete, perfectly-workim machine which was to be sent out on : mission of usefulness. At each ma chine you observed that, some part o the raw material was clipped, o shaved, or filed or bored away and lef in the scrap box below, while the par upon which the workman wa®expend ing hiu skill and energy became mor V __1.. _!ik _.... ^4* ♦ V « ...... .. . ohine. Every part of the plant, ever; machine bore an essential and neces sarv relationship to the finished ma ohine which was capable of doing th work for which it was created. We turn to the conception of th spiritual workshop in which God opeT ates. and find that a close parallel es ists between it and the workshop i which man operates. Tn the unsee: realm of God's activity He has estafc lished His workshop. We cannot kno\ all the marvelous and beautiful mys tery of that wonderful and busy place but it is our privilege to behold o every hand the raw materials of mb spent, and misdirected human live which are taken into God’s- worksho and then to see the finished product o transformed lives sent forth to per form good work. When we see th drunkard lifted out of the gutter an by the transforming power of Go made a useful and honored member o society; when we see the vicious an criminal stripped of their evil prr pensities- and filled with new spirit an purpose; when we see the willful, self centered expand under the Divin touch and reach out with His love t serve a lost, dying humanity; whe' we see earthly ambitions and hopes o the human heart exchanged for th certainty of eternal riches and hono and glory; when we see dark and cloud ed brows transformed into counter ances beaming with a heavenly light when we see burdened hearts and live; crushed under the weight of earthl cares and responsibility, mounting u into the heavenlies on the wings o faith; when we see all this, and mor< then we know that a great work ha been wrought by the unseen hand o God—that the omnipotent forces o His workshop have been in bles-se operation. What are these forces? God’s workshop is a co-partnershi affair, consisting of God the Fathei God the Son and God the Holy Ghosi Perfect harmony and cooperation eu ists between this triune managemen God the Father, if we may reverent! so declare, is the Founder and Hea Manager of this spiritual workshop God the Son is- the Pattern after whic all lives coming into the workshop'ar molded and formed. But He is mor than this. He is the vitalizing forc< the transforming power which, pei meating the raw material of the dea sou 1. creates it anew in Him. God th Holy Ghost is the Active Agent throng whose operation the work of the Fa ther and the Son is made possible. A the Special Renresentative of the Sot Jesus Christ. He goes out into th world soliciting material for God’ workshop. He convicts the world o sin. of righteousness and judgmern Having convinced the soul of the nee of being created anew in God’s wort shop He returns with the son] to hel carry on that blessed operation. The Raw Material.—Our text set before us attractively the finishe product of God’s grace—a soul beai ing the impress of the Divine hanc Think of it! The painting of Raphael can he identified by the mas ter strokes of the brush and the super coloring. The graceful lines of th sculptured figure reveal to a certaiut the sensitive t ouch and marvelous ski' of a Michael Angelo. The soul-inspii ing lines as they tell off in musica rhythm life’s story of love and devc tion. of tragedy and sorrow, of deep rooted villainy and exalted heroisi and self-sacrifice, hear the positiv marks of the creative genius of Shakespeare. And the new creature 5 Christ Jesus which God turns out froi His workshop shines forth in resplei dent glory as the product of His hand work. “For we are His workmanshi] created in Ghrist Jesus unto goo works.” But what of the raw mate rials out of which have been evolve this wonderful Divine creation? The painting of Raphael if trace back to its elements was but a collei tion of unmixed points such as an child might use to daub the crude pi< ture, and the brushes used were sue as the most mediocre artist used. Th statue of an Angelo stepped out < a common block of marble such as an: one might cut out of the mountaii Just the ordinary paints and brushe just the crude unshapen mass of mai ble. Very different indeed in appeal anee from the finished product wbic artistic conception and the skill c genius were able to call ipto beinj So with the finished product of God workshop. It is very different froi the crude materials which are firs received. And what of this raw mi tcrial? Scripture is clear and positive in its description and identification of the raw material with which God has to deal. From the Old‘Testament flash ' such declarations of God as: “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” “There is none that doeth good. They are all gone aside, they are all to gether become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” And the New Test-ament lays bare the aw ful condition of the human heart and life, its desperate need, when it de . dares: “Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, • unthankful, unholy, without natural i affection, trueebreakers, false accus ers. incontinent, fierce, despisers of l those that are good, traitors, heady, i highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.” This long and full epumeration by Paul is but the differ f ent manifes'tations of fhe condition of i the human heart and life, which is one 1 of dendness, until it is called into life i in God’s workshop; for we are all “dead ; in trespasses and sins.” Let Ezekiel, the prophet, supply us i with a metaphor which he applied to - the house of Israel, likening them to » a valley full of dead and dry and bleach 1 ing bones. The blackness and silence of !' death there. Heaps on heaps of hid ? eons, grinning skeletons, but no life, c no activity, no usefulness there. Such is fhe condition of the world. A great 1 valley full of the deadness and black r ness of sin. The world does not see it, i for it loves darkness rather than the - light because its deeds are evil. But the Holy Spirit, the Active Agent of f God’s workshop, is out in the world t trying to convince it of its dead cbn i dition. If you will let Him present - His overwhelming arguments to your i soul He will convict you of your con i' dition and your need. i The very best, salesman in the world - with an article of the most pronounced f merits would not be able to sell it un less he could1 secure an audience with the prospective buyer. The need of the argument of the salesman unanswer able, vet it all would be of no avail if he should refuse to listen. The Holy Spirit is pressing upon the human heart on every hand for an opportunity to present His claims and secure raw material for God’s workshop. Let Him clarify your vision and you will be able to see the dry bones all about. And can these bones live? Is it possible - tha; out of such hideous and revolting 1 material can be made a saint to shine i eternal in the heavens? Is it possible for that black and jagged rock before ■’ the smelter door to yield the pure, un tarnished gold? Is it possible for the • blocks of steel and brass in the factory 1 to yield the perfect, little timepiece, ticking off the vanishing minutes? Is ' it possible that that blackish tar. that 1 foul-smelling refuse of the gas plant, ^ can yield under the proper processes the pure white paraffine? Is it pos sible that Mother Nature can take the ^ cold, black earth with its offensive fer * tilizer and pour into your lap the ! golden grain and the ripened fruit? ' Ah, how wonderful! Hut how infin itely more wonderful is it that God can take into His workshop the raw mate rial of man’s failure and recreate him in Christ Jesus. 1 The Power of Choice.—Hut suppose 1 the gold quartz should refuse to yield to the refining process, the steel and brass should not submit to lathe and 1 drill, the black offensive tar should persist in flowing to waste instead of into the retort where its different ele ' ments could be chemically separated, ’ or Mother Nature should disdainfully 1 turn from the rich, black loam to the j. glistening white hard sand oT the sea shore? No bright and shining gold, no ^ busy ticking watch, no white paraffine. ^ no grain and fruit. Useless would be ^ the plants established to carry on j these processes. So is it with man. Unless he lets the Holy Spirit have him to take into God’s workshop, there to carrv on the wonderful transforming work, the infinite love and power of God cannot be manifested in him. Man can say to the quartz, the steel and the brass, and the coal tar. you must. Hut j God does not. go to the human heart with any such imperative summons. ' He has given to man the power of choice. He must decide himself wheth p p er to enter God’s workshop and submit to the molding of the Divine hand and ,’ will. ^ The workshop of the Almighty in the dawn of the world’s history throbbed and pulsated with the mighty activity which brought, the atoms of R dust together and formed the flesh and bones and organism of the human J body. His breath filled the nostrils of R the lifeless clay, and the littag cells be f gan to rise and fall with the quicken ing of fleshly life. With the giving of 1 life was bestowed the freedom of choice. All good was placed at the ^ disposal of man. and ns long as he fed upon the right fruit his life ran paral , lei with that of his Creator. But in 1 the day in which he disobeyed God _ and ate of the forbidden fruit the seed of death entered into his soul. Man’s a way thereafter lay apart and led away r from God. The fleshly life of man con [, tinned as it continues to this day, but e the seed of death in the soul wrought t, eternal separation from God. Para j dise was lost through the freedom of _ choice. Paradise is regained by the j exercise of the same Divinely-given _ privilege. But now see how the love of God has (, been manifested throughout the ages, t for before the foundation of the world 3 the workshop of God was busy work n ing out a plan of redemption whereby n the dead soul could be quickened into . life again. The first Adam was created . out of the dust of the earth and fell >. into sin and died. The second Adam 3 came from Heaven, became our substi tute and an offering for sin, overcame 3 death, and made the glorious declara tion of our text possible; gave God 3 the opportunity of creating man anew !- in Christ Jesus. y The Process.—The world has/ been ■- asking with Nicodemus, ever since h that midnight conversation in the e presence of Jesus, how a soul could be f born again, how God could create jt ■- anew. And the Lord comes with the i. same answer as of old: “The wind 5, bloweth where it listeth, and thou •- hearest the sound thereof, but canst ■- not tell whence it coineth, and whither h it goeth; so is every one that is born f of the Spirit." And would we dare to attempt to lay bare the hidden mys s teriesofGod? We may not enter into n the workshop of God and spy out with t. curious eye the wonder-working oper t- ations there. We may not study the , life-giving process, m an astronomer / * searches out new facta In regard to the tiny star, or the scientist through his microscope learns more and more of the infinitesimal microbe, but, ohi we may submit to the hand of God and experience the thrilling joy of the new life. ‘‘I know not how this saving faith To me He did Impart. Nor how believing In His word Wrought peace within my heart. “I know not how the Spirit moves, Convincing men of sin. Revealing Jesus through the Word, Creating faith In Him. "But ‘I know whom I have believed. And am persuaded that He is able To keep that which I have committed Unto Him against that day.’ ’’ The Pattern.—As in every workshop where raw material is taken and man ufactured into articles useful and or namental, there is the pattern, the working model which is followed, so it is in the workshop of God. The perfect man, Christ Jesus, is the mod el after which all the constructive work of the shop is carried on. The first Adam disobeyed God and be came subject to death as a conse quence of sin. All molded after his pattern in the world1 since then have borne the same disfiguring marks of sin and' death. You cannot expect the machine which is constructed after the imperfect model will be free from defects. It was necessary, therefore, if man was to be recon structed, recreated, a new and perfect model must be secured,. For centuries God was busy preparing for this tre mendously important event in the world. In the fullness, of time He chose His dearest, treasure, His only begotten Son, to go to the earth and by His life among men, and, as a man, sup ply the perfect pattern after which the new and' Heavenly race was t-o be con structed. He perfectly kept the law of God and did His Father's will. He was tempted in all points, like as we are, yet without sin. Wherein Adam the First failed, He won glorious, vic tory over Satan, and forever put the aicu u<eLciVcr ox inaiiKimi i-u lugub. As the perfect pattern He stood upon the mountain of transfiguration and the glory of God transformed Him and He was revealed, to the eyes of sin ful man as the perfect man. He was ready to go back to God, as far as He Himself was concerned]. But from beholding the face of His Father in Heaven He turned' liis gaze back to earth and saw the son6 of Adam the First dead in trespasses and sins, lie had demonstrated His own purity and holiness. Now came the working out of a plan by which death as punishment for sin could be over come and man could be recreated After the perfect pattern. And this was the subject of conversation between Christ Jesus, the perfect man, and Moses and Elijah. He talked with them concerning His decease, or ex odus, which He should accomplish at Jerusalem. He was to become more than the pattern. He was to become the vitalizing force by which the dead soul was to be called into life again. Talk as much as you will about Jesus being the perfect model, and hold Him up to the world to follow, to “doas. Je sus would do,” to follow “in His steps!” Why, it is. simply impossible and. preposterous for unregenerate man to try or expect to do such a thing! You can no* reshape the old unregenerate man into the likeness and form of the perfect pattern. God knew it couldn't be done. He knew that man had to be reborn, recreated, tc be made a new creature, and that then the molding into the likeness of the perfect pattern would be a simple matter. Christ saw this clearly as He stood upon the mountain of trans figuration. He was ready to . step back into His place in Heaven, but He sc loved the world that He came dow n into its midst again and became “sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” He became our substitute for sin, for “the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Thus in Christ man escapes the consequences, of sin. while at- the same time God’s judg ment against sin is perfectly satis fied. He triumphed over death in His resurrection, and thus became not only the perfect pattern to be used in God’s workshop, but the vitalizing force as well. , Good Works.—Man in his workshop builds machines to perform certain work. They are expected to do that work or be cast aside as worthless Xo less is this true in God’s workshop. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, unto good works.” God cannot be satisfied with the soul which is content to rest in the thought that it is safe in Christ Jesus. He wants t-c see that new-born creature in Christ Jesus performing the functions for which he was created. “Created untc good; works.” Impossible to do good works apart from Christ, but in Christ such activity becomes; possible. It is evidence that the soul has been born again, and it is absolutely essential to its life and, growth. God, found Pe ter an ignorant fisherman by the lake of Galilee and made him into an apostle and preacher, not for himself alone but that he might preach on the day oi Pentecost and win three thousand souls for Christ. And that he might go on doing the good works of God, from raising the lame man at the tem ple gate all through his busy ministr; to the glory of his martyrdom. God reached down and dragged out of the awful depths of unbelief and hellish hate Paul, the “chiefest of sinners,,’ not for Paul’s sake alone, but that he might become the great apostle tc the Gentiles and reveal the wonderful mysteries of the glorious Gospel oi Jesus Christ. God takes you and me my brother, into His workshop and creates us anew in Christ Jesus that we may begin to work for Him. Saved to serve. "Serving God through all our days. Tolling not fcr purse or praise; But to magnify His name, While the Gospel we proclaim. "Seeking only souls to win, From the deadly power of sin; We would guide their steps aright. Out of darkness into light” Sure Way to Get It. A rural Virginia preacher took ad. vantage of neighborhood hullabaloc over a robbed chicken cpop in the fol lowing manner: “Dear Friends: I’se about to tak« up a c’lection for ta repair dis church; an’ I ean’ to say dat, if dar am an; nigger here to-nigh’ what had a han in steaiin’ Farmer Jones’s chickens. I doan* wan’ him to put nuffin’ in d« plate.”—Philadelphia Time*. 1 LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S VEGETABLE COMPOUND WOMAN’S REMEDY FOR WOMAN'S ILLS. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. -■ ■ - % Ltcion In the International Serle* for October 12, 1002—Ironing the Jordan* THE LESSON TEXT. (Joshua 3:9-17). 9. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel: Come higher, and hear the words of the Lord your God. 10. And Joshua said: Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fall drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the HitlteB and the Hlvites, and the Perlzzltes, and the Girgiashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusltes. 1L Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over be fore you Into Jordan. 12. Now therefore take you 12 men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man. 13. And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest In the waters of Jor dan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap. 14. And it came to pass, when the peoplb iemoved from their tents to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people; 16. And> as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water (for Jordan over floweth all its banks all the time of harvest), 16. That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an neap very tar irom tne city Aoam, tnat la beside Zaretan; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, ever, the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jer icho. 17. And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan. GOLDEX TEXT.—When thou pastiest through the waters. I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee.—Is. 43:2. OUTLINE OF SCRIPTURAL SECTION. The preparation .Josh. 3:"1- 6 The crossing .Josh. 3:7-17 The memorials.Josh. 4:1-24 NOTES AND COMMENTS. The Preparation.—The host had been encamped on the upper terraces of the Jordan valley. Early on the morning of the 7th of Xisan they broke camp and descended to the water’s edge. It was on this day that Joshua made arrangements for the food supply (1:10,11). Here, as if watching their chance to cross, they remained for three days. But for their faith that somehow God would find a way, this would have been very hopeless busi ness. Joshua used the days of wait ing to perfect the arrangement for the crossing, and directed that the peo ple sanctify themselves (see Ex. 19: 10). The Crossing.—The Jordan valley may be described as a great trench “160 miles long, and from two to 15 broad, which fails from the sea level to as low as 1.292 feet below it.”—G. A. Smith. The river itself is a small, tur bulent shallow stream, about 90 feet in width—about the width of many of our city streets. At certain seasons, however, it overflows its regular bed, and spreads out over the bottom lands, becoming quite a formidable stream. The river was high at the time of our lesson, and the fords, usually covered by only three feet of water, must Have been impassable. The two spies prob ably crossed by swimming. “Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you:” Tn the few encouraging words which Joshua spoke to the peo ple before the start, he centered their attention on God. who was a living, helping present person. In Him was their strength. “The Lord of all the earth:” An idea of God vastly stipe- I rior to that of the surrounding na tions. “A significant title of the Most High at a time when the conquest of the land was contemplated.”—G. F. Maclear. “When they that bare the ark were come unto the Jordan:” The priests, whose duty it was to carry it. They were over half a mile in advance of the people. Remember that Israel was a great company, and was spread out for a long distance up and down the river. The movement of the ark could not have been seen if the people had swarmed in all around it. From this time on, the ark, and not the pil lar of cloud, was to be the symbol of God’s guiding presence. “Rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam:” This damming up of the river took place over 15 miles above the point of crossing, probably near Tell Damieh, where the mountains crowd the river, and where a landslide or “jam” of floating trees could easily accomplish the result described. At the crossing of the Red sea God used “a strong east wind” to accomplish His purpose. Here it was probably some unusual ob struction near Tell Damieh. As a mat ter of fact, exactly this thinghappened in the year 12G7 A. D. at this very place. “What occurred 650 years ago, by what we call natural causes, may well have occurred 3.000 years before, timed by Divine interposition.”—Canon Tris tram in Sunday-School Times. “The people passed over:” Probably below the place where the priests stood in the river bed, that they might feel that God stood between them and the returning waters. The crossing was hurried, and effected at many differ ent points. The Memorials.—This memorial was a constant reminder of what God had done for them as a nation. Think, in this connection, of the value to us of ous various memorials—soldiers’ mon uments, national holiday#, Christmas, the Third’s Supper, etc. The* Irony of Fate. "There goes a poor fellow who has hard work to make end* meet," says my friend, indicating a portly person across the street. "So?” I inquired. “Yes. He is an artists’ model, and before he got so fat he made good money posing as heroes and demigods, but now he is so obese that the only occupation he can find is an occasional pose as a purse-proud plutocrat for some cartoonist.”—-Philadelphia North American. Politeness costs little and yields much.— Mine, de Lambert.__ A CHARITY FIB. rhe Yomg Idea Was ito Sol tlhe Sen sitive Person Perfectly at Ease About His Noae. Notwithstanding the man knew hcrw he had come by his red nose, Me was extremely sensitive about it, and any reference to it was rebented promptly and with emphasis. One day he was calling on some ladies when the small boy of the family was present. The youngster was strangely attracted by the radiant nose, and kept watch on it from thy j moment the visitor entered the room until ' ie had a chance to speak to his mother, ra lates the New York Herald. “Is it wrong to tell a story, mamma?’' he isked so that everybody could hear. “Of course it is,” she replied, with a proper degree of horror. “But isn’t it right to tell one just some times?” he persisted. “Well,” she hesitated, “possibly if one Is told to spare the feelings of some person it might be excused." “And why does my little man ask such a question?” inquired the gentleman very coaxingly. “Because,” responded the boy, “I wanted to say your nose wasn’t a bit red, if some body else wasn’t going to say it pretty soon. ’ Later when the culprit was going to pun ishment he asked his mother if she wouldn't have licked him just the same if he hasl told the truth. Moral—Don’t monkey with morals. COULDN'T BOcS HIM. A Clergyman Who Wouldn’t Submit to Any Orders from au Un dertaker. Rev. R. Perry Bush, of Chelsea, who was present in a ministerial capacity at the open ing of the convention of the Massachusetts Embalmers’ association recently consented, in the absence of Mayor Collins, who was to address the body, to speak a few words of greeting. He related an instance of a stuffy undertaker and a funeral, says the Boston Herald. “As I entered the church,” said Mr. Bush, “I wus greeted by the undertaker in charge of the luneral, who said: 'I want you to stand there,’ pointing to half-way up the pulpit steps. “ ‘I prefer to stand either at the top or the bottom, I replied. Iheu 1 can see my audience.’ “ ‘You stand where I tell you,’ was the re tort. ‘I’m running this funeral.’ “ ‘But you are not running me,’ I an swered, ‘and I will give you just one minute to withdraw your order or get another min ister.’ And I took out my watch and com menced to count off the seconds. 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