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How to Support the Gospel
The rule of equality is carried
out by giving as God prospers us.
The following table shows what a
»on, nmy dTby a pfôpôrtiônïte
giving every Sabbath. It is calcu
lated for God’s poor people.
Amounts may be respectively in
creased and the numbers giving
proportioned to the means and
numbers of any congregation. A
new congregation in a country dis
trict was especially in view in pre
paring this table:
TMte thrrminy whrtf a(Jonyregalian of 100
Pertone am do entity in one year.
If ten person* give $0J0 ««ch, amount would be
$1.00 a Sabbath, or $52 a year.
115» pereona give $0,2v each, amount would be
$12.50 a Sabbath, or $>150 a year.
If 30 persona eive $0.50 each, amount would be
$15 a Sabbath, or $18» a year.
If 10 persona give $1,00 qrch,amount would be
$10.00 a Sabbath, or $520 a year.
100 persons give together r total of $38.50 a
Sabbath, or $2,002 a year.
$G-.10eaoh Sabbath, 52 8abbatha. $ >.20
$0.25 each Sabbath, 52 Sabbaths, $13.00
$0.50 each Sabbath, 52 Sabbaths, $26.00
$1.00 each Sabbath 52 Sabbath», 52.00
One hundred persons can easily,
-even .i n asmall congrog a t i o n, raise
in this way over two thousand dol
lars, and thus support their pastor
comfortably and assist the various
benevolent schemes of the church.
The rates aro designedly made
very small, and are not to be con
sidered in any sense a limit to
giving. There are members well-
to-do who can, if they are “ willing
of themselves,” give twenty dollars
more easily every Sabbath than
their servants can give ten cents.
It must be carefully noted that
proportionate giving must be
regular to be effective. Should any
be absent on one or more Sabbaths
from their church, the amount
must be sacredly laid aside, It is
the Lord’s money. “ It is devoted,
and brought when the worshiper
appears again in the house of God.
We ought to consider it a blessed
privilege to be allowed to give to
God for his worship and service.
We should give cheerfully “ The
Lord loveth a cheerful giver;” the
Lord will abundantly compensate
all who thus give.” *' There is that
_ giveth and yet increaseth ; there is
that withholdeth and it tendeth to
The proportion must also be well
settled, so that we shall not mock
God by our offerings. What are a
few cents offered to God by those
who are well able to do mòre ?
Consider if this is as God prospers
you. ~ Wouldmy uf us offer «
friend such a paltry sum who asks
us to help him, if we are able to
assist effectively ?— N\ Y. Inde-
under the auspices of the ministries culation its powers of endurance. «
—According to the Missionary of foreign affairs and.public instruc Efforts, to be permanently useful,
must be uniformly joyous—a spirit
Review's tabled, the Foreign Mis tion.— Christian Standard.
sunshine—graceful from very
sionary Societies of the world show
American Bible Society.
gladness, beautiful because bright.
■again nf 308,6.43 .cftUHiuinicaiijaJu
the T“"* 5'<Jar They^pent a little | - Tl,,; staudf meeting st the »ami
leas than eight and a half millions- of Managers was held at the Bible of man is an action, not a thought.
of dollars. The home churches House, on Thursday, January 4, Endeavor incessantly, with all the
could not show a corresponding in 1883, Frederick H. Wolcott, Esq., strength that is in you, to ascertain
what—there where you are, there
Vice Presidential the chair.
crease for their outlay.
you are—you can do in this
Religious services were conducted
—The Baptist Home Missionary
1 ssirs1 1 "^5 1 It has byrthe Rev, J.M. Pringle, of Astoria, world ; and upon that bend your
whole faculties, regarding all rev
paid $1,700,000 for actual mission N. Y.
Grant of books were made to the eries, feelings, singular thoughts,
ary services, $1,000,000 for educa
tional work among colored people value of about $9,<X)0, and a grant moods, etc., as worth nothing what
and Indians, and over $300,000 has of $182 36 in money to the Mission- ever, except as they bear you on
been loaned to 331 chnrches for the »^Society of the Methodist Epis- that and will help you on toward
that. In a valiant suffering for
copal Church for Sweden.
erection of edifices.
During the month of December, others, not in a slothful making
—It is estimated that the number
of schools at present connected with 21,865 volumes of the Scriptures, of others suffer for us, did nobleness
the various foreign missions exceeds the value of $6,722, were consigned ever lie. The chief of men is be
12,000. The Bible has been trans to 180 colporteurs of the Society at who stands in the van of men, front
ing the peril which frightens back
lated into 236 languages and dial work in twenty two States.
Two societies in California, four all others, which, if it -be-not van
ects, while its circulation during the
past eighty years has reached an in Iowa and one in New York, were quished, will devour the others.
Every noble crown is, and on earth
recognized as auxiliary.
aggregate of 148,000,000 copies.
AV it h in the last year thew omen
Mr. Loomis, theSocietys agent will forever be; a crown of thorns.
of Nov- My friends,alt srpecctrand-Turnoriir
of the United States have given the Th Japan", wfites un^
magnificent sum of six hundred ember 14, giving the very impres short-lived, foolish, and untrue.
thousand dollars for the spread of sive intelligence that Japanese Genuine work alone, what thou
the gospel in heathen lands. Of this Christians hail formally expressed workest faithfully, that is eternal
amount the Presbyterians gave an earnest desire to be represented asthe Almighty Founder and world
nearly $200,000; the Baptists, $156,- in the work of translating the Old builder. Himself. Stand thou by
000; the Congregational ists, $130,- Testament by scholars chosen by that, and let fame and the rest of it
go prating. To the better order of
000 ; the Northern Methodist, $108,- themselves.
It was announced that C. T. O. minds, any mad joy of denial has
000 ; and the women of the Metho
of Monrovia, has accepted the long since ceased; the problem is
dist Church South, $25,110. An
examination of the reports of these position of agent of the Society in not now to deny, but to ascertain
denominations show that many of Liberia, to which he was recently and perform.”— E jc .
thfcir large amounts are made up of elected by the Board.
God’s greatest blessings often
Mr. Hamilton, the Society’s agent come to us in the way of surprises.
small contributions. It illustrates
the value of the small mites when in Mexico, wrote on December 11 When the skies are as brass, when
that the sales during the four pre the earth is parched, and the
—The Burmans are beginning to ceding months had amounted to (lowers dying, and we bow our
show increased interest in Christ $380.
beads in despondency, how often
ianity. Though the Baptist mis
does it happen that we are startled
sionaries in , Burmah began their cently received from Mr. Prince, of from our hopelessness by the pat
labors among them, they only num St. Petersburg, from the Rev. 'Jas. ter of sudden rain, and, looking up,
ber about 1,500 converts, while E. Tracy, of the Madura District, we see the green earth created anew
there are 81,899 church members India, and from Mr. Wm. Ireland, about us. God’s mercies in their
of the Zulu Mission.
among the Karens.
coming have the freshness of that
—The exploration of Africa goes
unexpected rain. When human as
on apace. The French Chamber of
sistance is impossible, and it seema
Deputies have voted 1,275,1KM) francs
that eVen God cannot, or will not,
to defray the expenses of M. de
Brazza’s mission to Africa. Henri
Rochefort’s son has been authorized
to accompany de Brazza. The re
port of the committee on M. de
Brazza’s mission says that he con
siders it possible to complete the ex
ploration of the Upper Congo in
two years. His object is to main
tain the position already achieved,
by founding eight chief and elevep.
minor stations, forming a chain to
Brazzaville from Gaboon and from
the sea. In order to mark the pa
cific character of the mission, it joe»
Carlyle on Work.
" Give us, oh, give us the man
that sings at his work ! Be his oc
cupation what it may, he is equal
to any of those who follow the same
pursuit in silent sullenness. He
will do more in the same time, he
will do it better, he will persevere
longer. One is scarcely sensible of
Tue very stars are said to make
harmony as they revolVe in their
spheres. Wondrous is the strength
of cheerfulness, altogether past oal-
help, there comes a sudden change,
and the difficulties disappear, and
the heart that scarcely dared to
hope is filled with the love that is
without fear. “ He that believeth
in Him shall not be confounded
when his need is direst, he shall
had that God is nighest; when his
own hand cannot save him, he shall
stand st il| and ace the swift salv$-
tion of God.— S. S. Times.
Step by step hit bad to good,
Without halting, without nat,
Lifting Better up to Beat;
Planting seeds of knowledge pure.