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Chattooga High School, Summerville, Georgia, 1973 Annual Dedication   Leave a comment

Nell Taylor 1973

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The text in honor of my grandmother:

…to Mrs. Nell Taylor for her many years of hard work and loyalty to Chattooga High School.

It was an appropriate dedication.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Magnetic Power of Christ   1 comment

Magnetic Power of Christ

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

With this post I complete the process of posting my great-grandfather’s sermon outlines so far as I have them.  There were probably (and might remain) other notebooks of these, but I do not possess them.  Nevertheless, I have posted hundreds of his sermon outlines.  If, however, anyone with other notebooks of his sermon outlines wishes to send them to me, I will accept them gladly.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSAPHAT KUNTSEVYCH, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF POLOTSK, AND MARTYR

THE FEAST OF CHARLES SIMEON, ANGLICAN PRIEST

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Jno. 12, 32

I.

His life on earth was related to and in behalf of man.  He was seeking him that He might save his.  His deeds were to this end.

II.

“If I be lifted up.”  This refers primarily to His death on the cross.  It reveals His great love as nothing else could.

But the story must be told till men everywhere shall know it.  Hence we are to tell it over and over.  What a privilege it is.

Lift Him up in our lives–illustrate in all we do the beauty of His grace.  Does the world see Jesus in you?

III.

Will draw, as a magnet, all men unto Himself.  Man cannot resist, but needs not [do so], and many will gladly yield.  No other message has such power to attract men.  The old, old story is ever new when told under the power of the [Holy] Spirit.

IV. 

Let us resolve

(1)  To tell it to others–the child, the adult.

(2)  To help send others to tell it to those who cannot see.

(3)  To exalt Him in our daily lives.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted November 12, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1914-1956, Johannine Gospel

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Opera Trip, Chattooga High School, Summerville, Georgia, 1970-1971   Leave a comment

Opera Trip 1970-1971

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Nell Barrett Taylor (my grandmother, standing at the back and right) and one Mrs. Grant took a group of students at Chattooga High School, Summerville, Georgia, to an opera performance during the 1970-1971 school year.

John 13, 1   1 comment

John 13

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Despite all their inconsistencies, Jesus “loved them unto the end.”  Men glory in His love.  Notice some of its characteristics.

I.

Its intensity–“moved with compassion.”  His heart was deeply stirred–boundless love.

II.

Its continuousness.  It never wore off.  He never got used to physical sufferings, never forgot man’s spiritual needs.  He was constantly relieving both.

III.

Its personalness.  No one was ever lost in the crowd.  He saw and loved each one.  How minute is his care for us.  Not one is overlooked.

IV.  

It was constructive.  It built up character, developed the powers of believers to a high degree.  He sees the possibilities in each one of us and seeks to expand and develop them.  This opens up a great future for us.

V.

We should strive to be like Him, to love men like He did and seek to help them to be their best selves, to think of men in terms of their possibilities under grace.  This will also enrich and sweeten their lives.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Ezekiel’s Vision   1 comment

Ezekiel's Vision

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Ezek. 37, 1-10

1.  Vast multitude.  Numbers make their appeal ton the soul.  “He was moved with compassion.”

2.  Condition-dead, dry bones, helpless, no life, no response to life about them.  Pitiable indeed is the soul in sin.

3.  God’s call to his servant to prophesy, to declare God’s message.  His word is the one only adequate call–“is spirit and life.”  O that men would hear and head this call of the Lord (verse 4).  But “how can they hear without a preacher?”

4.  The call to the life-giving Spirit (vs. 9-10).  Only he can quicken these slain and cause them to stand upon their feet.  No device of man can do it.  He is the original source of all life.  “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.”

5.  He is our indispensable need.  “Tarry ye until ye be endued with power from on high!”

O blow upon these slain, thou mighty Spirit, that they may live!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted November 12, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1914-1956, Major Prophets

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Language and Fine Arts Department, Chattooga High School, Summerville, Georgia, 1973   Leave a comment

CHS Language Department 1973

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Nell Barrett Taylor, my grandmother, is second from the right on the front row.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 COMMON ERA

Is It Nothing to You?   1 comment

Is It Nothing To You

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Lam. 1, 12

I.

The cause of this lament–the broken walls of Jerusalem.  Her fair daughters taken away, her strong sons slain.  The dashed hopes of the proud city apparent to everyone, but the people were indifferent to it all.

II.

The people of our land are going into sin.  Character, the most sacred thing in the world, is broken and dashed to the ground.  Souls are groping in misery and sorrow.

III.

Is it nothing to us, do we not care?  Shall we not do our utmost to save as many as we can?

What of our Lord’s attitude?  Does not his heart ache because of the havoc sin works?  Does he not call on us as in the text?

IV.

We are sure there is a remedy for all this hurt.  All who come to Christ find [that] it makes such a difference.  He saves from sin and the desire to do wrong, gives victory over Satan and makes the heart pure, the life useful and happy.  God sent us out to win men to him!

Worlds are changing, heaven beholding.

Thou hast but an hour to fight:

Now the blazened cross unfolding

On!  right onward for the right.

O let all the soul within you

For the truth’s sake go a road;

Strike , let every nerve and sinew

Tell on ages, tell for God.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT