A Christian Program for the Rural Community

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Publishing house M. E. Church, South, 1923 - 188 pages

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Page 149 - Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29 And there shall come from the east and the west and the north and the south ; and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
Page 109 - The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Page 122 - Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Page 102 - Blow ye winds and lay on ye storms And come ye pests in rabble swarms And fall ye blights in legion forms I am here: I surrender not Nor yield my place one piece or jot; — For these are my lands And these are my hands And I am bone of the folk that resistlessly stands.
Page 164 - We propose meeting together, talking together, working together, buying together, selling together, and, in general, acting together for our mutual protection and advancement as occasion may require.
Page 76 - To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be, — in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm. I have not got it.
Page 18 - We believe that according to the life and teaching of Jesus, the supreme task of mankind is the creation of a social order, the Kingdom of God on earth, wherein the maximum opportunity shall be afforded for the development and enrichment of every human personality; in which the supreme motive shall be love; wherein men shall cooperate in service for the common good and brotherhood shall be a reality in all of the daily relationships of life.
Page 120 - I will make the poems of materials, for I think they are to be the most spiritual poems, And I will make the poems of my body and of mortality, For I think I shall then supply myself with the poems of my soul and of immortality.
Page 19 - The purpose is rather to concentrate the thought of Christendom on the mind of Christ as revealed in the Gospels towards those great social, industrial and international questions which are so acutely urgent in our civilization.
Page 149 - He then laid on the disciples' conscience, as with His dying breath? ' This is my commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you.' It is the Sermon on the Mount in brief. No church since the early centuries has had the courage to formulate an ethical creed, for even those bodies of Christians which have no written theological creeds, yet have implicit affirmations or denials of doctrine as their basis. Imagine a body of Christians who should take their stand on the Sermon of Jesus, and...

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