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Weekday Religion

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - What Is Your Life? - Weekday Religion by J. R. Miller, 1880 DEDICATORY It may be that this little book will be accepted of the Master and sent by him on a missio
   Chapter 2 - Getting Help from the Bible - Oftentimes young Christians say, "I cannot find the beautiful things in the Bible, nor can I acquire a taste or relish for it. I want to love it and t
   Chapter 3 - Practical Consecration - "I used to chafe and fret when interrupted in favorite pursuits--but I have learned that my time all belongs to God, and I just leave it in his hands.
   Chapter 4 - How to Live a Beautiful Christian Life - "Whoever claims to live in Him--must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6 "Leaving you an example--so that you should follow in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21
   Chapter 5 - The Cure for Care - There is no life into which do not come many things calculated to cause anxiety and distraction of mind. There are great sorrows; there are perplexiti
   Chapter 6 - Glimpses at Life's Windows - No one can ponder the great theme of immortality for an hour--and not feel the stir and glow of a better, nobler life in him. In our more commonplace
   Chapter 7 - The Marriage Altar--and After - The preparations are all at last made. The bridal dress is completed. The day has been fixed. The invitations have been sent out. The hour comes. Two
   Chapter 8 - Religion in the Home - Much is said and written on religion in the home, and yet it may be, that there is not always a clear conception of the meaning of the term. It is som
   Chapter 9 - The Ministry of Sorrow - A book that treats even fragmentarily of Christian culture, would be incomplete without a chapter on the ministry of sorrow, for this is an experience
   Chapter 10 - As unto the Lord - "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord." Ephesians 5:22 A great deal is said in the Scriptures, about serving the Lord.
   Chapter 11 - Humility and Responsibility - There are some rare and beautiful virtues--in whose shadow, evils lurk. Thus humility is one of the loveliest of the Christian graces. It is an orname
   Chapter 12 - Not to Be Ministered Unto - There are many people who want to be useful, who want to live to help others--who find insuperable obstacles in the way. There are some to whom they f
   Chapter 13 - Weariness in Well-doing - "The beginning is half of the whole," said the ancient Greeks. And it is true--true whether the beginning is right or wrong. And yet a good beginning
   Chapter 14 - Wayside Ministries - "I expect to pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there is any kindness I can do to any fellow-being, let me do it now. Let me not defer
   Chapter 15 - The Beauty of Quiet Lives - Many people measure a man's power or effectiveness--by the noise he makes in the world. But this standard is not always correct. The drum makes vastly
   Chapter 16 - Kindness That Comes Too Late - I have always been glad that there was one who brought out her alabaster vase, and anointed the Lord beforehand for his burial. Most people would have
   Chapter 17 - The Duty of Encouragement - "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "But encourage one another daily, a
   Chapter 18 - On Loving Others - "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples,
   Chapter 19 - Thoughtfulness and Tact - "Evil is wrought by lack of thought--as well as lack of heart." Some people have a wonderful way of always speaking a kind word or doing a kind act
   Chapter 20 - Mutual Forbearance - "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2 "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly
   Chapter 21 - Manly Men - The Christian life is more than a tender sentiment. Christian character is more than gentleness, patience, meekness, humility, kindness. There are som
   Chapter 22 - Books and Reading - "The wish falls often warm upon my heart--that I may learn nothing here, that I cannot continue in the other world; that I may do nothing here, but d
   Chapter 23 - Personal Beauty - The desire to be beautiful, is natural and right. Holiness is beauty. The human form, when it first came from the Creator's hands, was perfect in love
   Chapter 24 - Taking Cheerful Views - "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the s
   Chapter 25 - Amusements - "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do--do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed-
   Chapter 26 - On the Choice of FRIENDS - Few objects are of such vital importance to young people--as the character of their early friends. Tourists among the Alps climb the mountains tied to
   Chapter 27 - The Ethics of Home-decoration - This is not an essay on household taste or on the artistic principles which relate to the adornment of homes--but there is an ethical side to this sub
   Chapter 28 - Pictures in the Heart - Niebuhr, the distinguished traveler, became blind in his old age. But, having traversed many lands, amid the fairest and loveliest scenes of the world
   Chapter 29 - Losses - There is no other loss, in all the range of possible losses, that is so great as the breaking of our communion with God. I know that this is not the o
   Chapter 30 - The Service of Consecration - The more deeply we read into the life and teachings of our Lord and his apostles--the more clearly does it appear that the golden thought of "loving o
   Chapter 31 - Beautiful Old Age - This may scarcely seem a fitting theme to introduce in a book meant chiefly for the young, and yet a moment's reflection will show its appropriateness
   Chapter 32 - Unconscious Farewells - Every hour there are partings, thought to be only for a little season--which prove to be forever. One morning a young man bade his wife and child 'goo

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