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The Lesson of Love

By J.R. Miller

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   Preface - The Lesson of Love J. R. Miller, 1903 PREFACE To learn how to love--is to learn how to live. The lesson is a long one--but it is the great bu
   Chapter 1 - The LESSON of Love - Christian love has to be learned. There is natural affection which does not need to be learned--the love of parents for children, of children for pare
   Chapter 2 - Things That are LOVELY - Nothing that is not beautiful, is fit for a place in a Christly life. Strength is essential--but strength need not be rough and unlovely; art has lear
   Chapter 3 - To SUFFER and Love On - "Then Jesus said to his disciples--If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me!" Matthew 16:24 A Christ
   Chapter 4 - The Hurt of FLATTERY - "You know we never used flattery!" 1 Thessalonians 2:5 "A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin!" Proverbs 26:28 "He
   Chapter 5 - "Nor Life" - "I am convinced that neither death nor life . . . will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
   Chapter 6 - Having the Mind of Christ - "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5 The ideal Christian life, is one in which the mind that was in Christ Je
   Chapter 7 - The Second Mile - One of our Lord's remarkable exhortations is, "Whoever shall compel you to go one mile--go with him two." That is, do more than you are expected to do
   Chapter 8 - Losing SELF in Christ - "If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but
   Chapter 9 - Growing By Abandonment - "One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called m
   Chapter 10 - Leaving Things Undone - Among the memorabilia of a departed godly man, it is said: "He left nothing undone." That is more than can be said of most people. The best of us are
   Chapter 11 - Living for the BEST Things - In one of our Lord's lesser parables, there is a pleasant story of a man who was in the pearl business. He was always on the quest for pearls. He must
   Chapter 12 - Serving and Following Christ - 'Tis not for man to trifle-- Life is brief, and sin is here! Our age is but the falling of a leaf, The dropping of a tear! Not many lives, but only on
   Chapter 13 - Citizenship in Heaven - Our Lord spoke a great deal of a kingdom that is not of this world. He said this kingdom does not come with observation; that is, men do not see its p
   Chapter 14 - Gladdened to Gladden - Perhaps we do not think often enough of the responsibility of JOY. When God makes us glad the gladness is not to end with ourselves--we are to pass it
   Chapter 15 - The Gentleness of Christ - Gentleness is not weakness. The true man is always strong. Tourists sometimes find high up on the Alps, on some bald crag, on the edge of the eternal
   Chapter 16 - Would Our Way Be Better? - We often think we could do better--if things were in our hands. We think we could direct our affairs so as to get more happiness and greater good out
   Chapter 17 - In the Father's Hands - "Our Father in heaven." Matthew 6:9 There is infinite comfort in the truth of the divine Fatherhood. The name 'Father' carries in it a whole theolo
   Chapter 18 - One Day at a Time - "And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day." Genesis 1:5 One of the secrets of happy and beautiful life, is to live one day at a
   Chapter 19 - True Friendship's Wishes - Paul has given us many lessons in friendship. He himself had a genius for friendship, and no one can study him in his relation to his friends without
   Chapter 20 - Christ in Our Everydays - "Casting all your cares upon Him; for He cares for you!" 1 Peter 5:7 Some people seem to miss altogether--the thought of bringing Christ into their
   Chapter 21 - In Tune With God - In music, everything depends on tune. It is so also in living. Many people are like instruments out of tune, sometimes badly out of tune. There is no

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