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Address by John Strang

20 Ecclesiastical Observer, The, an
to Sunday School Teachers 7

Appeal,
Adversity, The Blessed Uses of 224

Edification and Pleasing

253
After Death-A Dream
273 Editorial

145
Alexander, Dr., on Church Dangers 36 Engel, David

285
America, Progress Men in 128, 235 Evangelists, Ordination of

198
Annual General Meeting 299, 335 Excluded nor Invited, Neither 61, 209, 261
Appeal to Christians, by D. L. Moody 171 Extract from the General Baptists'
Associations, Our Relation to the

Magazine

201
Religious

314, 325
Authority of the Fourth Gospel 258 Faith, The Walk of

138
Faithful Deacon, A

391
Falls, Sudden

214
Baptism into Christ

341, 399

Force of Prayer
The State Church and

287
382
For Jesus' Sake

53
Baptists and Baptism and Remis-

Fortnight with Moody & Sankey, A 92
sion, The

371
Four Letters, A Religion of

279
The Decline of in Ireland 381

Fulness of the Time 3, 49, 75
Bethany College, Presentation of

Funeral Sarah Norris, Words
Bust of A. C. to

290
Ordination at

417
34, 54, 103

Spoken at the ...
Birmingham Clergyman Advocating General Annual Meeting
Disestablishment, A

299, 335
404
Blessed Uses of Adversity, The

God, The Omnipotent

286
224

The Work of, and His Servants
Blessing, The Place of

181

117, 157, 195
Gospel by John, The

15, 66
Canada, To my Brethren in
233 Grapes from Thorns

136
Chapel Building Fund

Great Desideratum, A
214

277
Christ, Baptism into

Guthries' Dr., Habit
341

287
Christadelphian Perplexity

421
Christians, An Appeal to

171
Heretics, A Stake for

266
Misshapen

369 History, Studying for Some Purpose 379
Christianity, Spiritualism-its rela. House, The Plan of the

388
tion to...
37 Housekeeping a Profession

392
Church Dangers, Dr. Alexander on

How They Did it
36

289
Increase

to Produce Conviction of Sin
89

73
Liberality

137
Churches, Weak

of Resurrection and Life
267

7
Come, Lord Jesus

317
Commentary, New Testament, The 264

If He Would Only Speak ...
Communion, Open...

In Memoriam
239

167, 241
Conclusions, Rash

354

Intelligence of Churches 30, 69,
Conviction of Sin, How to Produce

106, 139, 176, 209, 249, 288,

73
Courtesies to Parents

345

313, 355, 394, 422
Cure for Consumption

Institution, A Training
248

147
Isle of Man-The State Church
and Baptism

382, 419
Dale, R. W., on the title “Rev.”... 58 International Lessons, The

34
David Engel

285 Invited nor Excluded, Neither 61,209, 261
Deacon, Å Faithful, and Old Rut 391

...

16 Hymn

67

...

...

“I Want to go Home”

243
Desideratum, A Great

277
Detroit, A Visit to...

270 Johannine Authorship of the
Doing with One's might
109 Fourth Gospel

258
Dragon, of the Pews

145
Dream, After Death

273 Labourers together with God 216
Dry Sermons, On
121 Laziness

346
Due Time, The 114, 153, 192, 229 Lesson for some Wives

205
Dying Rich...

247 | Letters on Primitive Chriistianity... 13

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Life of Walter Scott

253 Relation to the Religious Associa-
Light Keeper, The
246 tions Around Us, Our...

314, 325
Look Up
282 Religion of Four Letters, A

279
“Lord Jesus, Come"
347 Religious Twaddle

359

Love...

412 Remission and Baptism and the

Baptists

371

Reply to “Why Baptize the Little

65

23
Meeting of the Midland Division...

217
Memoriam, In
167, 241 Revivals, Modern

201
184 Revivalisms, Needed Cautions
Milligan, Robert, The President

133
Missbapen Christians

369 Rights of Children. No. II
Model, The Teacher's
375 Robert Dale Owen ...

354
Modern Revivals

217
Moist Sermons, On...

161

Moody and Sankey...

294

Scholars, and How to Deal with

347

Mothers, A Word for

207

Them, Our

Sentimentalism, On

111

Sermons, On Dry

121

On Moist

161

Needed Cautions-Revivalism 201

On Rambling

199

Neither Invited nor Excluded 61, 209, 261

On Sleepy

262

New Testament Commentary, The 264

Seven Letters on Primitive Christi-

Notes for Sunday School 28, 62, 103,

anity

...13, 101, 174
131, 165, 203, 237, 275, 297,
Sowing

248
343, 378, 406
Spiritual Mindedness

125, 162

Stake for Heretics, A

266

Obituary 33, 72, 108, 143, 180, 212, State Church and 'Baptism, The ... 382

252, 288, 314, 359, 396, 427 State Church as it is, The ... 427
Open Communion

239 Studying History for Some Purpose 379

Omnipotent God, The

286 Sudden Falls

214

Ordination at Bethany 34, 54, 105 Sunday School Teachers, Address to 7

of Evangelists...

198

“Our Baby”

249

Teacher's Task, The

413

The Commission as Given in Mark

Parents, Courtesies to

345

xvi.—Is it Genuine

397

Perfect Day, A

208 The Ecclesiastical Observer- An

People Mr. Moody Meets Every-

Appeal ...

428

where

213 The State Church as it is

427

Perplexity, Christadelphian

421
Thomas, Dr., His Life

22
Pews, The Dragon of the

145
Touch the Torch

215

Place of Blessing, The

181

Training Institution, A

147

Plan of the House

388
Pleasing and Edification

353

Poetry 7, 137, 208, 243, 248, 249, 347

“ Pray for the Peace of the Soul” 137

347

287 Value of Work, The

Prayer, The Force of

Preachers Without Places...

367

Presentation of Bust of A. Campbell 290 Walk of Faith, The

138

President Robert Milligan 184 Walter Scott, The Life of ... 255

Primitive Christianity, Seven Let- Watch the Lips

296

13, 101, 174 Weak Churches

267

Principles

361 | What Will the End Be ?

46

Progress Men in America 128, 235 Wives, A Lesson for Some... 205

Word for Mothers, A

207

Words from the Work Table 25, 83, 170
Rumbling Sermons, On

199 Words Spoken at the Funeral of
Rash Conclusions

354
Sarah Norri

417

Reading

248 Work of God and His Servants, The 117,

Reason and Religion

402

157, 195

Recent General Meeting, The 335 Work, The Value of

347

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The Ecçlesiastical Observer.

“Come let us anew
Our journer pursue-

Roll round with the year,"
And never stand still till the Master appear.

AND we shall move on in one very important sense, whatever else we do or leave undone. In the journey of life there is no standing still, for

“ Time is winging us away,
To our eternal home."

In another respect, also, we do not, and cannot, long stand still. In the Divine Life we either move forward or retrograde. We crucify the flesh with its affections and lusts, or they become stronger. We appropriate the “ Milk of the Word,” and “grow thereby," and then new and higher results come forth in our life; or, neglecting that divinely-constituted pabulum, we sicken and pine, carnality being in the ascendant.

Then we are so prone to this neglect. There is so much to do, so much to see, so much to enjoy, and withall so much to read that the good old Book is too often forgotten, or passed over with but scant attention. Indeed, in some instances, the taste is so perverted by the light-reading of the day, that the appetite will not accommodate itself to the food of heaven-the only aliment by which spiritual life can be sustained. How has it been with you, dear reader, in this particular ? Have you made progress in Bible knowledge? Have you so digested the Word of Truth that it has become, therefore, a part of yourself, bringing forth fruit unto life eternal? In this particular—"Let us anew, our journey pursue," pressing onward till “the Master appear." The Master!What a designation !

What a designation! Our Master! Then we are servants? Yes—servants of the Lord Jesus. Not merely servants, but friends, and even more than friends. Blessed truth! Still we have a service to and for Him. It is a high and holy vocation : precious and

Observer, Jan. 1, '75.

us.

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honourable. It is a service of love—love growing out of His love for How, then, have we served Him this past year ?

With great imperfection and unworthiness certainly, when looking even at the best. In some cases, no doubt, the languor has been so intense as to warrant reference to His—“I know thy works : that thou art neither cold nor hot. I would thou wert cold or hot. So, then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

“As many as I love I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and REPENT.” Let us, then, hear Him who speaks from Heaven.

His adorable will
Let us gladly fulfil :

And our talents improve, By the patience of Hope, and the labour of Love. Yes, He chastens those He loves not for Hi pleasure, but for their profit; that they may partake of His holiness. Some, perhaps, exclaim, “Yes, and this last year I bave had affliction enough ; and I am not at all sure that it has done me much good.” Very likely. But in that case, unless given up as reprobate, more may be expectedmercy being unable to withhold it.

Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which must be held in with bit and bridle.” Remember the sublime saying, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it that it may bring forth wore fruit.” Pruning comes not on wholly barren branchesthose that bear fruit feel the knife " that they may bear more fruit.” Forgetful of this we may readily exclaim

" Ah, Lord! Thy chastening hand restrain,
Strike not that fruitful bough again,
Give it sweet sunshine, dew, and rain.
Are there not other branches bare
Of clustering fruit that need Thy care ?

Expend thy sharp correction there."
But then the Heavenly Pruner may well reply-

“On fruitful boughs my care I spend,

And sharpness with my love I blend;
When most severe, then most their friend.
The thick green leaves I cut away,
To let the sunshine have full play,
And touch the grapes with ripening ray.
I crop each useless tendrill'd shoot,
Lest it should rob the swelling fruit
Of moisture rising from the root.
Fruit is my glory ; and I smite
The boughs in which I most delight,

To make them glorious in my sight.” Never stand still till the Master appear.Well, the toil and the battle, so far as we are personally engaged, are not likely to last till He comes. There is the "sleep in Jesus ;" and during the past year some have laid their armour aside, having fought the good fight of the faith ; and,

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