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The Joy of Service

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - The Joy of SERVICE - There are many sources of joy. All men are in quest of happiness, and upon a thousand paths, the shoe-prints of the seekers are found. There is nothin
   Chapter 2 - The DUTY of Joy - "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4 "The joy of the Lord is your strength!" Nehemiah 8:10 They are in the
   Chapter 3 - Thunder--or Angel's Voice? - "Then a voice came from heaven: 'I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again!' The crowd standing there heard it and said it was thunder. Others
   Chapter 4 - Belonging to God - "You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 It is a great thing to have God for master--and to
   Chapter 5 - Our Deposit With Christ - In one of his epistles, Paul tells us of a trust which he had committed to Christ. Speaking of Him with whom he had made this deposit, he says he know
   Chapter 6 - Christ's Deposit with Us - Saving faith--is the committing of the life into the hands of Christ. It is spoken of in the Scriptures, as the depositing of all life's interests, wi
   Chapter 7 - Ministries That Bless - We mistake, when we think that only great deeds make worthy service. In no life can there be many large and conspicuous things; the years must chiefly
   Chapter 8 - Mistaken Ministering - We are to serve others. When we find God--we at once think of our brother. We begin to be like Christ--only when we begin to be helpful. But many mist
   Chapter 9 - The Curse of Uselessness - No lesson was taught by our Lord more impressively, than that we are responsible for making and doing the most and the best with our gifts and opportu
   Chapter 10 - The Living God - "We have put our hope in the living God." 1 Timothy 4:10 The God of the Bible is a living God. He has a heart of tenderness and love, like our moth
   Chapter 11 - The Increasing Christ - "Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!" Song of Songs 5:16 It is a joyful day--when one finds Christ. But the tr
   Chapter 12 - In Doubt and Perplexity - Doubt need not be sin. Unbelief is sin--unbelief that rejects Christ and denies God. But there is doubt which is only faith searching for and finding
   Chapter 13 - A Problem of Living - One of the problems of true Christian living, is to pass through the hurtful experiences of life, without being hurt by them. We often think of the se
   Chapter 14 - The Marks of Jesus - "I bear on my body the marks of Jesus." Galatians 6:17 O Hands that were extended upon the awful tree, Hold up those precious nail prints--and inte
   Chapter 15 - If Christ Were Our Guest - There is a little book entitled "How Christ Came to Church". A minister dreamed that a stranger one day came to the service, and that, upon asking who
   Chapter 16 - When Two Agree - "If two of you shall agree." Why two? What is the advantage of two over one, in prayer? Why may we not pray alone, singly, each one in his own closet,
   Chapter 17 - Lamps and Baskets - "You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampsta
   Chapter 18 - The Veiling of Lives - When Moses came down from the mount--his face shone with a strange brightness. So dazzling was the shining, that in order to conceal the glory, he had
   Chapter 19 - The Making of Character - The artist was painting a picture of a dead mother, and was using a photograph as his copy. But to make the face look fresher and younger, he was leav
   Chapter 20 - "Do Nothing Rashly" - "You ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly." Acts 19:36 The town clerk was wise when he urged the people of Ephesus to do nothing rashly. He
   Chapter 21 - Talking of One's Ailments - Some people seem to enjoy being miserable. At least, they make far more of life's discomforts, than of its pleasant things. They say very little about
   Chapter 22 - The Responsibility of Children - Many sermons are preached and books written on the responsibility of parents for their children--for their education and training, for their mental, m
   Chapter 23 - The Method of Grace - There is a phrase in one of the Gospels, referring to Christ, which is very suggestive. The whole verse reads: "Of His fullness have all we received,
   Chapter 24 - The Other Days - Anybody can be a Christian--on Sunday. It is not hard to have holy thoughts and heavenward aspirations and longings for communion with God--while we a

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