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SermonHow to Pray So As to Get What You Ask
      "The church was earnestly praying to God for him." Acts 12:5 Our Subject is, "How to Pray So As to Get What You Ask." I can think of nothing more important that I could tell you. Suppose it had been announced that I was to tell the business men of this city how they could go to any bank here and get all the financial accommodation they desired a ...read
PamphletHow to Study the Bible Preface
      This book has been written for two reasons: first, because it seemed to be needed; second, to save the writer time and labor. Letters are constantly coming in from all quarters asking how to study the Bible. It is impossible to refuse to answer a question so important as that, but it takes much time to answer it at all as it should be answered. Thi ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 1: Introduction
       THE METHODS OF THE MOST PROFITABLE BIBLE STUDY. THE METHODS AND FUNDAMENTAL CONDITIONS OF THE BIBLE STUDY THAT YIELD THE LARGEST RESULTS HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER TO METHODS OF BIBLE STUDY. We shall consider the most profitable Methods of Bible Study before we consider the Fundamental Conditio ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 2: The Study of Individual Books
      The first method of Bible study that we shall consider is the study of the Bible by individual books. This method of study is the most thorough, the most difficult, and the one that yields the largest and most permanent results. We take it up first because in the author's opinion it should occupy the greater portion of our time. I. The first wor ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 3: Topical Study
      A second method of Bible study is the Topical Method. This consists in searching through the Bible to find out what its teaching is on various topics. It is perhaps the most fascinating method of Bible study. It yields the largest immediate results, though not the largest ultimate results. It has advantages. The only way to master any topic, is to ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 4: Biographical Study
      A third method of study is the Biographical. This needs no definition. It consists in taking up the various persons mentioned in Scripture and studying their life, work and character. It is really a special form of Topical Study. It can be made very interesting and instructive. It is especially useful to the minister with a view to sermon building, ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 5: Study of Types
      A fourth method of study is the Study of Types. We have illustrations of this in the Bible itself, as for example in the Epistle to the Hebrews. It is both an interesting and instructive method of study. It shows us the most precious truths buried away in what once seemed to us a very dry and meaningless portion of the Bible. It need scarcely be sa ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 6: Chronological Order
       THE STUDY OF THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE IN THE ORDER GIVEN IN THE BIBLE AND IN THEIR CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. A fifth method of Bible study is the old-fashioned method of the study of the Bible in course, beginning at Genesis and going right on until Revelation is finished. This method of study is ridiculed a good deal in these days, but it has some a ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 1: Chapter 7: Practical Usefulness
       THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE FOR PRACTICAL USEFULNESS IN DEALING WITH MEN. The seventh and last method of study is the Study of the Bible for Practical Usefulness in Dealing with Men. To study the Bible in this way, make as complete a classification as possible of all the classes of men that one will meet. Write the names of the various classes a ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 2: Chapter 1: The Fundamental Conditions
       FUNDAMENTAL CONDITIONS OF PROFITABLE BIBLE STUDY. We have considered seven profitable methods of Bible study. There is something, however, in Bible study more important than the best methods, that is, The Fundamental Conditions of Profitable Study. The one who meets these conditions will get more out of the Bible, while pursuing the poorest me ...read
How to Study the Bible: Part 2: Chapter 2: Final Suggestions
      There are some suggestions that remain to be given before we close this book. i. Study the Bible daily. Regularity counts for more in Bible study than most people fancy. The spasmodic student, who at certain seasons gives a great deal of time to the study of the Word, and at other seasons quite neglects it, even for days at a time, does not achi ...read
BookHow to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 1
      PREFACE This book is written for both ministers and laymen. It will be of help to the minister in suggesting to him how to make full proof of his own ministry and how to get his people to work. It will be of help to laymen in leading them into many fields of fruitful labor for Christ. The Church of Christ is full of people who wish to work fo ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 2
      THE CONDITIONS OF SUCCESS I. PERSONAL EXPERIMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR. The first condition of success in personal work, and in all soul-saving work, is a personal experimental knowledge of Jesus Christ as Savior. It was because the Apostle Paul could say: "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Chri ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 3
      WHERE TO DO PERSONAL WORK I. PERSONAL WORK AFTER A GOSPEL MEETING. Perhaps the easiest and most natural place to do personal work is after a Gospel meeting. Whenever you attend a meeting, watch for some one to deal with after the meeting is over. Do not trust to chance in the matter, but as the minister preaches the sermon keep your eyes on t ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 4
      HOW TO BEGIN One of the most difficult points in personal work is beginning. It is comparatively easy to go on after one has got an opening. I. FIND THE ONE TO DEAL WITH. The first thing is to find the one to deal with. As has already been said, we should pray God to lead us to some one, or some one to us. When we go to church, or when we ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 5
      HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO REALIZE THEIR NEED OF A SAVIOR AND REALLY DESIRE TO BE SAVED We come now to the question of how to deal with individual cases. We begin with those who realize their need of a Savior, and really desire to be saved. We begin with these because they are the easiest class to deal with. I. SHOW THEM JESUS AS A SIN-BEARER ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 6
      HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO HAVE LITTLE OR NO CONCERN ABOUT THEIR SOULS The largest class of men and women are those who have little or no concern about their salvation. There are some who contend that there is no use dealing with such, but there is. It is our business when a man has no concern about his salvation to go to work to produce that co ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 7
      HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES We will find that a very large number of the persons whom we try to lead to Christ are really anxious to be saved, and know how, but are confronted with difficulties which they deem important or even insurmountable. Whenever it is possible, it is well to show such persons their need of Christ before t ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 8
      HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO ENTERTAIN FALSE HOPES I. THE HOPE OF BEING SAVED BY A RIGHTEOUS LIFE. 1. This is the most common of false hopes. Even among those who profess to be Christians, there are many who are really depending upon their lives as Christians for their acceptance before God. Those who are depending upon their righteous lives ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 1: Personal Work, Chapter 9
      HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO LACK ASSURANCE It is not enough that a man be saved: to be of the most use to God he must know that he is saved, and no small part of our work as personal workers will be to lead into assurance of salvation, men and women who do not as yet know that they are saved. There are two classes of those who lack assurance. ...read

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