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But The Great Question Remains: How Shall We Win Our Loved Ones To Christ?
      1. We must be sure of our own right relationship to Christ and them. If we are dead and dry in our own experience, we cannot help them to a real, bright and clear Christian experience. If we are earth-minded, careless and prayerless, we have nothin ... read more

Christ Versus Moses
      12. Excuse Twelve: "I do not tithe because the law of tithing belongs to the law of Moses which was annulled by Christ." We answer: the 'tithing law did not originate or end in the law of Moses. It was brought into existence because of a need which exi ... read more

God First
      4. Excuse Four: "I pay my own bills and then tithe what is left." Your own bills are not the Lord's bills. This reminds us of the colored boy who asked for the rind after he had been refused a piece of the melon, and received the selfish reply, "Dey a ... read more

Honest With God?
      Excuse Six: "Yes, I pledged myself to tithe when the others did, but I guess I won't payit," or "I'll make them think I pay it." (If church treasurers could only tell all they know). Is there anything in what you say? Do you make a solemn vow before ... read more

How To Catch Up
      2. Excuse Two: "I got behind with my bills and want to catch up before I begin tithing."Can an honest man rob his best friend, God, to pay his bills? What will become of the Church while you are catching up? You are using the reverse method, the cash of ... read more

How To Count Ten
      13. Excuse Thirteen: "Tithing may be all right, but I just can't understand it." People of all ranges of intelligence understand it enough to practice it, and I think I can tell you how, as follows: when you get your pay check or envelope, or gather yo ... read more

How To Get Saved
      How may we get saved and know that, we are saved? The greatest question ever asked by a human being was asked by the Philippian Jailer, when he asked Paul and Silas, "What must I do to be saved?" Every person is either saved or lost. But what does it me ... read more

How To Live And Give Holiness
      You must live a holy life in order to keep the Holy Ghost, and exert a holy influence,without which all else is vain hypocrisy. "Be thou an example of believers, in word, inconversation (and conduct), in charity (love) in spirit, in faith, in purity." L ... read more

How To Win An Unsaved Husband
       In First Peter three, one to seven, we have very careful directions by which a Christian wife may win her unsaved husband to Christ. There are many godly wives who bear great griefand suffer much because of unsaved husbands who oppose them and hinder the ... read more

Little Or Much
      3. Excuse Three: "I am just not able to tithe." Not able to obey God? Does God make unjust and impossible laws for his creatures? Is he a tyrant or a God of love? Does God rob poor people of the blessing of giving? "It is more blessed to give than to r ... read more

Mocking God
      9. Excuse Nine: "Oh, I give God all. I do not believe in just giving a part." This sounds good, but when did you turn it over to God? How do you treat God when he sends around the collection plate? Some do like the Wicked Husbandmen; they send God's se ... read more

No Credit System
      5. Excuse Five: "I tithe but I borrow it for my own use and pay it back when I do not need it." This is the sure road to backsliding from tithing, and eventually, from grace. While you are using the tithe for your own interests, you and the cause suffer ... read more

Not On Trial
      1. Excuse One: "I tried tithing once and could not tell that I got along any better financially." We answer, the law of tithing is not subject to your trial and approval. It is a divine command to meet a spiritual necessity and cannot be annulled or cha ... read more

      7. Excuse Seven: "I tithe, but I pay where I please, -- to kinsfolk, friends, sick people, etc."The tithe is not yours; then what right do you have to distribute it except for and through theChurch? "Bring ALL the tithe into the STOREHOUSE." It is you ... read more

Personal Responsibility
      8. Excuse Eight: "I would tithe, but I do not handle the money at our house." This may be true in some cases, but would you tithe it if you had a chance? Do you tithe the amounts that you do get? The wife has equal rights with the husband in the tithe i ... read more

Preach Constantly
      Preach Holiness constantly, not as a hobby, but as the great foundation and fountain of alltruth. John Wesley said, "Preach holiness in every sermon." You cannot preach the truth withoutpreaching holiness. Everything is holy or unholy. If you preach hol ... read more

Preach Holiness By Example
       Preach Holiness by example. Not only in your preaching, but in your daily life, manifestand prove your preaching. Live it and give it. Get it, live it and preach it. Live above reproach sothat those who oppose your life and ministry will have to realize ... read more

Preach Holiness Evangelistically
      Preach Holiness evangelistically. "True holiness' has always produced great revivals.Only holiness makes sinners conscious of the terror and awfulness of sin, and produces a longing desire within to be delivered from sin and restored to holiness of hear ... read more

Preach Holiness Negatively And Positively
      Preach Holiness negatively and positively: The heart must be purged from sin, before theHoly Ghost can come in. Only negative preaching diagnoses the disease of sin, but offers noremedy. Only positive preaching ignores the nature, then the fact of sin. We ... read more

Preach Holiness Scripturally
      Preach Holiness scripturally. It is a Bible doctrine, and must be proven by the Bible. It hasno other doctrinal proof. Preach it from the promises, as a great privilege. Preach it from the commandments as imperative. Preach it from the Old Testament an ... read more

Preach Holiness With Joy And Gladness
      Preach Holiness with joy and gladness, not sorrow and sadness. "For the kingdom ofheaven is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost." While the worldshouts over nothing, we should be able to preach so that people can shout ... read more

Preach It Boldly And Fearlessly Without Compromise
       Preach it boldly and fearlessly, without compromise or adulteration. Condemn everythingunholy, and defend everything that is holy. Do not fear being charged as radical, fanatical, etc."Perfect love casteth out fear." Let holy boldness be your motto and ... read more

Preach It Definitely And Specifically
      Preach it definitely and specifically as a second definite work of grace, no more and noless. "Press the instantaneous blessing." Offer the experience on Bible terms and conditions. Stresseradication and death to the old man, and old woman too -- "know ... read more

Preach It Logically And Theologically
      Preach it logically and theologically, as the great center and culmination of Bible truth anddoctrine. It is the most reasonable thing in the world. "Come now and let us reason together,Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow." Sho ... read more

Preach It Personally
      Preach it personally in your daily life and conversation to individuals in their homes, atwork, on the streets and every place where people need it. Holiness is not worth much if it dies atchurch. If you know how to preach to individuals, you can preach t ... read more

Preach It Practically
      Preach it practically, and in a simple form, so that "the wayfaring man, though he be a foolmay not err therein." Preach it for men, not angels. Put it down where all can understand and get it,but where none can trample it. A camp president said to a ca ... read more

Preach It Seriously
      Preach it seriously, not as a joke, but as a serious eternal issue. There is too much chaff inour modern pulpits. Many try to tickle and amuse people rather than bless them. If we are blessed,we do not need to be amused and entertained. It is all right to ... read more

Preach It Tenderly
       Preach it tenderly, with tears of compassion from Gethsemane, flowing from your hearts through your eyes and words, so that every place you go, saints and sinners will say, "He preaches so tenderly, and with such an humble spirit." The Pharisees and ... read more

Tearing The Blanket
      10. Excuse Ten: "I give more than the tithe." How do you know that you give more than the tithe? Do you keep books? Do not be so liberal; (?) cut it down to the tithe and keep books and you will be shocked at the little you were giving, and surprised at ... read more

The Choice Of Your Life Companion
       The choice of your life's companion will determine how well your other two choices will work out in the end. When two persons are combined in one flesh, it is very vital and important that they have a kindred and harmonious relationship, with common ... read more

The Perils Of Preachers And Churches
      [Note -- The following is a condensed revision of a chapter in "Methodism and It's Methods," written by Rev. J. T. Crane, in 1875. Dr. Crane's many years of travel, study andintimate observations of current and past church history gave him a vision an ... read more

The Salvation Of Our Loved Ones Is Our First Responsibility And Last Obligation
      This is a double responsibility, both for us and for them. Whatever else we may do for our loved ones, all is lost if they are lost. We may do our best for them, and yet they may choose to be lost; but if we do not do our best for them, they will likely b ... read more

We Must Preach It Experientially
       We must preach it experientially, not experimental, but as something proved by experience.[This distinction drawn between "experiential" and "experimental" here is not altogether welltaken, for the word "experimental" can mean "that which is known ... read more

Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
      There are loved ones in the glory, Whose dear forms we often miss; When you close your earthly story, Will you meet them in their bliss? In the joyous days of childhood, Oft they told of wondrous love; Pointed to the dying Saviour, Now they dwell with him ... read more

Your God
       Your God understands you completely, and knows all your past, present and future. He alsoknows your ability, temperament, qualities and possibilities, the trials and triumphs ahead. He ha sa special place for you in His work. He created you in His own ... read more

Your Life's Work
       Next to your surrender to God, comes Your life's work. "I'll live for Him who died for me:How happy then my life shall be." If God has a special mission or call for you, you will never be happy or prosperous without obeying that call. Keep busy an ... read more


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