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SCRIPTURE READING UNION.

holy temple, in the Lord," “exceeding magnificent" (Eph. ii. 21). The “living stones, cut and polished” (Ps. cxliv. 12, margin), shall be kept by the “power of God” (1 Pet. i. 5). “ Not one thrown down.”

Nov. 28.—Ch. xxi. 37, 38. Days of teaching, and nights of prayer -doubtless, intercessions for those to whom, during the day, He had spoken and pleaded with (John xvii. 9, 15, 20). No wonder “all came early in the morning to hear Him." Communion with the Master will make us "wise to win souls” (1 Pet. ii. 21).

Nov. 29.-Ch. xxii. 1. An instrument of Satan yieldedunto him, or even he dared not use him (Rom. vi. 16). "Taken captive by him at his will” (2 Tim. ii. 26), he went his way (verse 4), and it led -whither ? (Prov. vii. 27 ; Job xxvii. 8).

Nov. 30.--Ch. xxii. 31. An instrument of God; “ yielded” unto Him (verse 33; Rom. vi. 16), and, therefore, His. « Desired” by Satan, but "prayed for” by Jesus (verses 31, 32); “restored” when dimmed (verses 61, 62); and “used” to turn many to righteousness, when renewed and "filled with the Holy Ghost ” (Acts ii. 4, 14, 41). To whom ye yield yourselves, His ye are” (Rom. vi. 16).

BACK VOLUMES. We have a few of these on hand, and if any of our readers require a complete set of volumes for themselves, or for presents, we will send those for 1878, 1879, 1880, and 1881, carriage free, for 68.. Single volumes of any year to complete sets are 2s. each, post free. Apply to the Rey. Ernest Boys, Sidcup, Kent.

"CHRISTIAN PROGRESS” SCRIPTURE READING UNION. 1. Every MEMBÉR reads dally the same Chapter of the Old Testament and a short Evening Portion

of the New ASSOCIATES read only the New Tostament Portion, any time during the day, 3. Persons of all ages and all denominations may join.

AU Roadors of LIVING WATERS &re invited to join thia Union, ofther'as Members or Andociates, and to ask their friends to do so. They should send their full names and addresses (stating whether Rov., Esq., Mr., Mrs., or Miss) to the Rev. ERNEST BOY8, Beverley, Sidcup, Kont. One stamp must be enolosed, and a card of Membership will be forwarded.

We still continue to increase. During the past month we have received the names of 999 Members, and 656 Associates. This makes our registered total on October 10th to be 57,011 Members, and 25,000 Associates.

We hope next month to give a report of the progress of our SPECIAL Associations in various spheres of work. These, especially the Village Associations, are getting on well,

SUBJECT FOR PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER. For much blessing on the labours of all our Members and Associates who are engaged in any Christian work.

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OLD TESTAMENT DAILY CHAPTERS FOR NOVEMBER. 1 Proverbs ii. 9 Proverbs x. 17 Proverbs xviii, 25 Proverbs xxvi. 2 iii. | 10

xi. 18
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xxvii, 3 iv. 11 xii. 19

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xxiv. 8 jx. 16 xvii. 24

XXY. December 1st commences with Ecclesiastes i. and January 1st with saiah xii. The readings for the intermediate days can easily be calculated at the rate of one chapter a day.

NEW TESTAMENT READINGS FOR THREE MONTHS.
(ASSOCIATES read only these New Testament portions.]

NOVEMBER 1 Luke xi. 37 to 54 11 Luke xiv. 25 to 35 | 21 Luke xix. 1 to 11 2 xii. 1 to 13 12

xv. 1 to 11 22

xix. 11 to 29 3 xii. 13 to 32 xv. 11 to 32 | 23

xix. 29 to 48 4 xii. 32 to 49 14 xvi. 1 to 13 24

xx. 1 to 19 5 xii. 49 to 59 xvi, 13 to 31 25

xx. 19 to 41 6 xiii. 1 to 10 16

xvii, 1 to 20 26 xx. 41 to xxi. 5 7 xiii. 10 to 22 17 xvii. 20 to 37 | 27

xxi. 5 to 25 8 xiii. 22 to 35 18 xviii, 1 to 15 28

xxi. 25 to 38 9 xiy 1 to 15 19 , xviii. 15 to 31 29

xxii. 1 to 24 10 xiv. 15 to 25 20 xviii, 31 to 43 30

xxii. 24 to 39 DECEMBER. 1 Luke xxii. 39 to 54 12 John i. 29 to 43 23 John v. 1 to 19 xxii. 54 to 71 13

i. 43 to 51 24

v. 19 to 30 3 xxiii. 1 to 13 14'

ii. 1 to 12

V. 30 to 47 4 xxiii. 13 to 26 15

ij. 12 to 25 26

vi. 1 to 15 5 xxiii. 26 to 39 16

iii. 1 to 14 27

vi. 15 to 30 6 xxiii. 39 to 56 17

iii. 14 to 25 28

vi 30 to 41 7 xxiv. 1 to 13 18 iii. 25 to 36 29

vi. 41 to 59 8 xxiv. 13 to 33 19

iv. 1 to 15 30

vi. 59 to 71 9 xxiv. 33 to 53 20

iv. 15 to 31 31

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W Ye are the salt of the earth. Matt. v. 13.
Th Thy right hand shall save me.

Ps. cxxxviii. 7.
F We are unprofitable servants.

Luke xvii. 10.
S I bear thee on eagles' wings. Ex. xix. 4.

SU WITH GOOD WILL DOING SERVICE. Eph. vi. 7.
M Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth, i Sam. iii. 9
Tu The God of peace...

make you perfeet. Heb. xiii. 20.
w My cry did enter into His ears. 2 Sam. xxii. 7.
Th He knew what was in man. John ii. 25.
F The Lord...was their inheritance. Jos. xiii. 33.
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SU HE THAT WATERETH SHALL BE WATERED ALSO
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Prov. xi. 25.
M Peace be unto you. Luke xxiv. 36.
Tu The God of heaven, He will prosper us. Neh. ii. 20.
W Known of God. Gal. iv. 9.
Th Our eyes are upon Thee. 2 Chron. xx. 12.
F Take up the cross, and follow me. Mark x. 21.
S Cast thy burden upon the Lord. Ps. lv. 22.

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M | Not worthy of the least of Thy mercies. Gen. xxxii.

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W Call unto Me, and I will answer thee. Jer. xxxiii. 3.
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HALLELUJAH FROM THE DESERT.

HALLELUJAH FROM THE DESERT!

A LETTER FROM EGYPT.
ANY of our readers must have had friends or relatives in

the late war in Egypt, and they specially will read with
keen interest the following letter which we have been

given leave to publish, It is from a Scripture reader, who was formerly a soldier in the 71st Highlanders. Now he is to the front” in the Gospel war; the war that kills enemies

by changing them into friends. Pray for the Highland and other regiments still left in Egypt. Praise for them, too, so that their Hallelujah and ours may sound together before the throne of God !

“Khedive's Palace, Cairo, Egypt,

“19th September, 1882. "MY DEAR BROTHER JACK,--You will observe that "G. P. M.' bas got into a palace in Time. I never expected that I was to shout for the Lord in an earthly palace; but here I am, and Mathers (brother Scripture reader) and I last night had a shout for the King of kings in the large hall, a place, doubtless, where Gospel music had never before been heard.

“If I did not tell you before, I do so now, that at Ramleh we fired much Gospel ammunition. Many were wounded, and healed by salvation through the Blood-Hallelujah! After ten days sharp shooting at that place, the Highland Brigade embarked at Alexandria for Ismailia I was on board the 'Nepaul' with the good old 'Forty-twa.' Every night we opened fire on the forecastle (i.e., preached the Gospel), and every night there was fruit to the glory of our risen Lord. Just farcy, Jack, one night seven souls surrendered and were born anew-ransomed souls. We lay in the harbour for a week, and there we sang ‘Hold the Fort,' in grand style. A similar work was going on in the ' France' with Mathers and the 74th. Of course, you dear ones were praying

Hence : 'They that remain at home shall share the spoil.' “We disembarked on the 9th of September, and the Brigade marched through the desert of sand. Man, it was hard on the dear lads, but our God remembered His twa wee laddies. We fell in with the Mounted Infantry, and through them the Lord gave us a horse each. Just fancy, Jamie and I trotting through the desert on an Arab steed, and the Lord, when He went to Egypt, was on an ass. Well, brother, it's just like Him. Jamie said, 'He kent brawly we needed a lift home, and He has given us a horse.' After being in the saddle seven hours

for us.

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