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Building the Kingdom   4 comments

Building the Kingdom

Above:  Part of the Original Document

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Matt. 10, 7-8

Mk. 16, 15-20


Jesus came to found a spiritual kingdom–himself the King–of truth and righteousness.  It opposes every evil thing and champions the right.  He is to guide and empower for service.


The building is to be done by his people–the church.  Hence he sent out his disciples (Matt. 10, 5 etc.), the Seventy (Lk. 10, 1), and gave the Great Commission (Mk. 16, Matt. 28).  It is our work.


How are we to build it?

1.  By preaching the gospel (1 Cor. 1, 21; Mk. 16, 15).  This has first place; it calls men to him–the first work of the church.

2.  By much prayer, calling down the power from on high–“Thy kingdom come.”

3.  By the help of personal influence.  Every act should contribute to this cause.

4.  By fostering every good cause.  Rejoice that so many things contribute to it, as tributary streams enlarge the river.

5.  Money consecrated to his cause is a great power for good.

Why do you desire money, for self or to help build the kingdom?

This vitiates or consecrates every act.  Let all be done for his kingdom.


Can the Lord depend on you?

Will you be true at all times and do what you can to help?


Luke 10, 2   1 comment

Luke 10 Sermon

Above:  The Beginning of the Original Document

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Luke 10, 2


“Harvest”–souls to be led to Christ.  Everyone a possibility.   Christ died for them all.  How he yearns over them!  “His harvest.”  I have meat to eat ye know not of.


It is “great.”

(1)  Great to save our soul.  God values each one above rubies.  “If this Academy shall save but one boy that will be ample return for all it cost.”  “Mr. Mann, were you not a bit extravagant in that statement?”  He:  “No, not if it were my boy.”  Shall save a soul from death and hide a multitude of sins!

(2)  Great in numbers.  Near a billion souls have not the name of Jesus.  Let none forget this!!  “Christians have the world on their hands.”  Do we realize this?–a staggering thought.  Will we rally all our forces for the mighty task and gather his great harvest for him?  Have we not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?


“Pray the Lord of the harvest.”  We or ourselves are not equal to the task.  The call of the hour is enough to send us to our knees daily.  Your place to serve God is right where you are.  If God has other work for you he will open the way.  Now is the time for all of us to keep busy for him.


Gospel of Luke   1 comment


Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)


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One Thing Needful   1 comment


Above:  Jesus in the Home of Mary and Martha, by Jacopo Tintoretto

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Luke 10, 42

Martha was domestic & must have undertaken more than an ordinary meal.  Mary quite forgot other matters sitting at the feet of Jesus.

1.  One thing is needful–compared to it all else is insignificant.

(a)  Man is a soul that will abide forever.  It is of first importance.  Religion is man’s chief concern.

(b)  It is man’s temptation to become so engrossed in other matters as to neglect his soul.  Pity he yields!  No one ought to become so busy that he has not time for daily meditation and prayer.

2.  It is all the result of choice.  God delegates this sovereign right to every man.  It adds dignity and happiness to man.

When this choice is made all other questions take their proper place.

3.  There are rich results that flow if one chooses that good part.  Surely pardon, peace, and constant fellowship with Christ & heaven at last are all the heart could wish.

Let everyone attend to the one essential thing–choose Jesus first.


Posted August 20, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 M-R, Luke-Acts

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The Good Samaritan   1 comment


Above:  The Good Samaritan, Circa 1880

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Luke 10, 25-37

1.  To love God with all the heart and our neighbor as ourselves is the express command of God in both Testaments.  This fulfills all law.  This precept is specific and universal.

2.  But who is my neighbor?  The Priest and the Levite neglected the poor suffering man; the Samaritan rendered needed assistance.  Who was neighbor to the needy?  “He that shewed mercy.”

It is not a question of nationality but of need on one hand and the ability to help on the other.

The Priest and the Levite were coldhearted and indifferent–their hearts did not respond to their brother’s need.  Here is the peril of it!!

The Samaritan loved men.  Love responded to a brother’s need.  “Do likewise.”

3.  We have only to look to find people in sin and dying.  We have the gospel–the help–they need.  By every token we are obligated to help them.

4.  Who are we?–the indifferent ones, or the sympathizing ones glad to reach forth a helping hand?  The answer is important and serious.  Do we love men or no?


Posted August 10, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L, Luke-Acts

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