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Ten little missionaries heard God’s call divine;Mom steered her child away from it – “Enough,” she said, “is nine.”Nine little missionaries to reach a world of hate; Dad wanted his son an athlete and Cared not God had but eight.Eight little missionaries to point the way to Heaven;“Children make mistakes,” shrugged one, “God must need...
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I pray the Lord also to raise up many brethren and sisters from our midst to go to “the regions beyond” as missionaries of the cross, and to move you, who cannot yourselves preach, to give of your substance either for the training of our brethren in the College, or for the support of those...
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Our text is a prophecy of the conversion of the Jews. They practically pierced the Saviour when they clamoured for his crucifixion, although Pilate tried to make a way for his escape, and the whole Jewish race has continued to endorse their dreadful deed. Most of the Jews who are now living still reject Christ...
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I beg you once more to look at the great field of the world. Do you see how it is overgrown with thorns and nettles? If an angel could take a survey of the whole race, what tears he would shed, if angels could weep! What a tangled mass of weeds the whole earth is!...
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If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let no one go unwarned and...
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And this is our satisfaction, to persevere till our work is finished. You do not know how near you may be to the completion of your work. You may not have to toil many more days. The chariot-wheels of eternity are sounding behind you. Hasten, Christian! Use the moments zealously, for they are very precious....
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There is one other thing that ought to be true of me if the Lord is my Shepherd, and that is, I ought to recognize his rights over me, and his property in me. The Eastern shepherd is usually the owner of his sheep. He may sell it, or kill it, or do what he...
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“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” While his eye was on the Jews his heart was on the Gentiles too. He is a shepherd who is not content with the...
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There is a tendency to cease from well doing because of the unworthy receivers of our good deeds. As I have already said, there were those in the Thessalonian church who received the gifts of the faithful, and who sat still and did nothing that was of any good, but became a pest and nuisance...
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Jonah was asleep, with all the heathen around him, upbraiding him by their actions. They were praying while he was sleeping; and, at last, it came to this,—that the shipmaster sternly addressed the prophet of God, and said, “What meanest thou, O sleeper?” It is sad indeed when things have come to such a pass...
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