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612 :tIiSpofitionen tibet bie atl1eite ~bangeIientei~e bet S~nobanonfeten3. of this disciple to serve her Master and His servants, gained the day. They abode with Lydia. Faith, which worketh by love, Gal. 5, 6, will always find ways and means to serve. Ohristianity knits the hearts together and makes of strangers brethren and sisters, willing to exer­cise that unstinted hospitality which so manifestly distinguished the Ohristians of the first century from the surrounding heartlessness and selfishness. Lydia, the first-fruit of the apostle's work in Europe. How boun­tiful the harvest that has since been gathered thoughout the cen­turies, is still being gathered, and will be gathered as long as the world shall stand! Truly, the work of missions, undertaken in the right spirit, will be blessed with success by the Lord of missions. In conclusion we offer a few outlines on this wonderful mission­text. In Doing Mission-work, WeAre Coworkers of God. 1. Obeying His call; 2. preaching His Word; 3. reaping His harvest. -To God All Glory in the Work of Missions. 1. He calls us into this work; 2. He gives us His Word to preach; 3. He grants success to our efforts. -What a Blessed Work the Work of Missions Is. Thereby we are 1. obeying the law of love to God; 2. fulfilling the law of love to our neighbor. -The Wondrous Effect of the Gospel of Christ. 1. It brings people to saving faith. 2. It works warm-hearted love and affection. -Let Us Never Cease in Our Missionary Endeavors. 1. Be­cause we have the Gospel; 2. because the Gospel alone can save; 3. because this Gospel will not be preached in vain. -A Lesson on Missions. 1. On the mission policy; 2. on the mission means; 3. on the success of missions. -The Macedonian Gall "Gome and Help usr 1. So calls the need of sinful man. 2. So calls the Lord of His Ohurch. -How is Man Brought to FaitM 1. The Gospel is preached to him. 2. By such preaching his heart is opened. THEO. LAETSOH. s)i~~ofitiouen liber bie 5wdte VOU ber 5t}uobtdfoufereu5 augeuommeue @uaugdieureiije. ~rfter iSonntag nadj :trinitati§. ;sol). 9,1-17. @'Jdjon im %frten :iteftament 11Jirb .;S@;fU£i ba£i mdjt ber m5eH genannt, ;Sef. 9, 2 (bgI. mit IDlattl). 4, 13-17); 42,6.7; 49,6. %fI£i foldjes lJaben il)n audj bie @Hiiubigen bes meuen :iteftamenHl edannt: ber aHe @'Jimeon, Euf. 2, 31. 32; ;sol) annes , ;sol). L ;sn unferm @;oangeIium nennt fidj ;s@;fus feTher bas mdjt bet ~erL ,,'!iicrtleH idj bin in bet !!Belt, bin idj bll~ 'Eid)t bet !!Belt." ~arin negt attleierlei: 1. ;S @; f usb e r tr ei b t 11 i e iY i n ft ern is. 2. @; r ttl i rf t. f 0 I an gee s :it a gift. ~iSvofitionen tibet bie at1leite ~b(mge1icntei!)e bet 6~nobanonferen3. 613 1. ZS05iu~ ertueift fidj ar~ mdjt ber ~ert an bem ~BIinben bor arrem baburdj, baB er ifjn aur 05denntni~ feine~ ,©eiIanbe~ oringt, bon @ldjritt au @Sdjritt au immer liefferer 05denntni~: menidj, m. 11; ~ropfjet, m.17; bon ®ott, m. 33; @Sofjn ®otte~, m. 35-38. @So ift ZS05fu~ nodj fjeu±e ba~ mdjt ber ~ert, ba~ nun in feinem ~otte Ieudjtet unb un~ menfdjen aur feHgmadjenben 05tfenntni§ ®otte~ liringt, 2 SPot. 4, 6; 1 ~e±t. 2, 9. ~r~ mdjt bet ~eH tuitft ZS05fu~ ferner mdjt aUf bunne 2elien~~ fiil.jrungen, m. 2. 3. »legatib aeigt er, baB in biefem g