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1886-7 -- Algona
       During the closing months of 1886, Brother Weber labored at Algona, Eagle Grove, andCorrectionville, Ia. In each of these places many professed conversion, and "Heaven came down his soul to greet, While glory crowned the mercy-seat." "Living holier than in any other time" in his life, no wonder that he was able to speak tothreate

A Love Feast
       "Ye shall be witnesses unto Me." Jesus. "BLEST be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love,The fellowship of kindred mindsIs like to that above." Brother Weber like Paul, has many children in the Gospel, and, like the converts in theearly church, they love to receive letters "written in his own hand" by their spiritual

Birth, Ancestry and Early Formative Influences
       Soon will come the close of time, the dissolution of worlds, the final judgment, and afterthat the unfoldings of eternity. As our eyes shall then behold the countless constellations of the redeemed, and view thedifferent degrees of glory with which they shine, an index of their deeds below, not faintest amongthe many that glow with surpa

Bro. Weber's Experience as Related in His Meetings
       There is generally a great deal of curiosity exhibited when it is announced that I am to tell "How the Lord converted me, a Roman Catholic." People often say, "What nationality are you, Mr. Weber?" Some think an Irishman, some aDutchman, and some one thing and some another. I will give you my parentage, and you can judgefor yourself.

Conviction -- Conversion and Call to the Ministry
       A member of the Romish Church, but not converted. Such was the experience of Mr. Weberduring all the days of his childhood and youth. When conscience would speak to alarm him, Satanwould give the cradle of Catholicism, in which he had been placed, a nudge, and soon he would befast asleep again. Were such scenes confined only to the Roman

Eighth River -- Stealing The Eighth Commandment
       "Thou shalt not steal." -- Ex. xx, 15. The eighth River down which Satan is drifting multitudes of young and old into the River ofDeath is Theft. This sin, like the others which have been named, is so fearful in God's sight that hedeclares that they who are guilty of it "destroy themselves" (Prov. xxi, 7); that it brings a cu

       Did you ever stop to think about Eternity? How long is it? I imagine I hear some one say, "Why, it is so long that if you should begin now, and countevery drop of water there is in every river, lake, and ocean on this globe, when the last drop iscounted it would only be just begun." I imagine I hear another say: "If you would t

Fifth River -- Obedience to Parents
       "Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lordthy God giveth thee." -- Ex. xx, 12. "Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother." -- Deut. xxvii, 16. "And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death." -- Ex. xxi, 15. "Children, obey

First River -- Idolatry
       "Thou shalt have none other gods before Me." -- Ex. xx, 3. Idolatry is the name of the first Stream that we will study which feeds the River of Death.Many think that all Idolators are in heathen lands, and bow down to gods of wood and stone; butthis is a mistake, for ALL ARE IDOLATORS WHO LOVE ANY ONE OR ANYTHING MORETHAN THEY LOVE GOD

Fourth River -- Sabbath Breaking Remember the Sabbath Day
       "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, northy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant; nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that iswithin thy gates: for in six days the Lord made h

Full Salvation for the Young
       If I could have' the thousands of young persons before me whom I expect will read thisbook, I would like to ask the following questions: "Do you not believe it is possible for every child to cheerfully and gladly obey theirparents?" You answer, "I am sure it is." "Then, if that be true of earthly parents, who make mis

God's Law
       "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye may not sin." -- 1 John ii, 1. "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is become guilty of all." -- James ii, 10. The accompanying Chart clearly depicts the awful consequences of God's Law broken; the eternal joys of God's Law o

His Call to Evangelistic Work
       "Do the work of an evangelist." -- Paul Having noticed his call to the ministry and successful pastorate, we now come to one of themost eventful periods in Mr. Weber's life. Soon after his call to the ministry he became convinced that his life work was to be that ofan evangelist. That God was calling him to fill "An office

Holiness Triumphant
       John they say and feel: "Unto Him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by His blood; and He made us to be kings and priests unto His God and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion for ever and ever." True holiness people confess their dependence upon Christ, and are always glad to give glory unto Him. He hath "loosed us from our

How Retained
       It is one thing to be healed and another to retain health and develop growth and strength. The Double Cure is not designed to be an end, but the means to a greater end. If the soul health it brings is not preserved then its benefits are lost. If they are preserved then the soul will grow in grace and increase in strength, enjoyment and usefulnes

Jackson, Mich., Tornado
       This was one of the most remarkable revivals in the history of Michigan. Dr. F. Reasner,an official member of the First M. E. Church, met the evangelist at the Lake Side Campmeeting andobtained a promise from him, that, if the church called, he would come and labor at Jackson. In duetime the official call came, and, true to his promise, Septemb

Messages To The Churches
       God recognizes Churches in their organized capacity. He addresses His message to the angel, or pastor, of the Church in Ephesus. The Word of God clearly teaches that His invisible Church on earth has a visible body. As the human soul finds expression in a human body, so the spiritual Church has an outward organism. Christ Himself is its Head, an

Messages To The Churches -- Continued.
       Man's Disloyally does not destroy God's Love. -- Even the Omniscient Eye could see nothing in the Church at Sardis to commend. All of the other Churches we have noticed, no matter how far they had fallen, had something commendable. Yet God did not pass Sardis by, but revealed Himself unto her as a perfect God, and the Owner and Defender of Hi

Michigan Tornadoes
       October, 1887, found Mr. Weber preparing for a soul-saving tour in California. He had received a cordial invitation from Bishop Fowler to labor there, with the promise that he would use his influence to open the way and to aid him in the work. He bade farewell again to loved ones, and took the train for his trip to the land of gold.

Michigan Tornadoes, Continued
       Did you ever pass from a parlor adorned with beautiful paintings, fragrant with deliciousodors, fanned by balmy breezes, and flooded with radiant light, into a dark, cold ice-house? If so,then you have some idea of the difference between the church which Bro. Weber left at Coldwaterand the religions condition of LESLIE, the next place whe

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