In connection with His public efforts we find that Jesus was also a personal worker—He worked for individuals.
By Joseph Capman
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With every evidence before us that the world is hastening to its end, and the coming of our Lord is right at hand, how can the claims which we make denominationally be justified in the sight of judgment-bound men, if we do not continually bring into our ministry the vigor, the enterprise, the vision, and the hope of youth—especially at such an hour as this?
I am convinced that our greater success in the ministry is dependent upon our learning to rely upon the promised power disclosed in these words: "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zech. 4:6.
Many of us, no doubt, who are continually looking at the prophetic pictures of future events, trying to see more clearly every line of the picture drawn by the inspired pen, often find a detail obscure, when the essential outline stands out plain and clear and positive.
The assertion was recently hurled at me that Christians worship an illegitimate child. Answered by reference to Matthew 1:20, the question was then asked, "Why was it right for the Holy Spirit to do what it was not right for man to do?" How can I best answer this challenge?
We have all been distressed to see persons come into the church, apparently in good faith, remain a short time, and then drop out. In my own work I have tried in many ways to remedy this situation. The baptismal class has given some help; but it seems as if we need a more extended course of instruction than the usual class of this kind imparts.