How to Build a Church

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Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society, 1883 - Church management - 76 pages
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Page 12 - Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too. Affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Page 23 - So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.
Page 25 - And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
Page 6 - But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
Page 40 - ... solutions to this problem. We do not, however, feel that these solutions now exist in prefabricated form. Such solutions to be workable and practical must be developed among the retired people themselves. Their residual of training, knowledge, and experience must be given an opportunity to be used. They must be made to feel that they have a place in the community in which they have lived most of their lives. Such a place must have validity and not be based upon charity. The older people themselves...
Page 38 - Christ?' Bring in the boys, then you will have the men. . . . Seek the children early, seek them faithfully. The pastor's best work will be in giving direction to their life at the start.
Page 38 - ... the children, we save the world. The world is most easily and effectively saved in childhood. . . • Life and death are in the training of children. The generation which takes the most children along with it for Christ will do most to build his kingdom, and to thin the ranks of the opposition. . . . Shepherds increase their flocks by carefully nursing the lambs ; so pastors enlarge their folds by caring for the young. The question is being earnestly asked, ' How can we bring the men to Christ?
Page 37 - Dr. Goodell makes clear his opinions on this point. He says emphatically: "He who builds the Church of Christ must save the children. If we save the children, we save the world. The world is most easily and effectively saved in childhood. . . • Life and death are in the training of children. The generation which takes the most children along with it for Christ will do most to build his kingdom, and to thin the ranks of the opposition. . . . Shepherds increase their flocks by carefully nursing the...
Page 39 - ... work will be in giving direction to their life at the start. The pointing of the gun determines the entire course of the ball. There is no escape from these truths."1 In describing the methods of a pastor's work for the young, in accordance with the principles thus announced by him, Dr. Goodell says: "The pastor will reach the children through the Bible-school. That is not the children's church, but it is the church and pastor mingling with the children, and laying out all their experience and...
Page 23 - I mean St. Paul's commendation of himself to the Corinthian Church. This, however, is prefaced with a quotation from the Old Testament as the word of God ; in which it is declared, that not he who commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth. He then pronounces boasting to be folly ; and declares himself to be compelled to this folly by the Corinthian Church ; because some of its members had denied his Apostleship : a denial, fraught with the utmost mischief to the Christian cause,...

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