The Oklahoma Christian. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 8, 1899 Page: 2 of 8
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The Oklahoma Christian
Y. P. S. C. E. COLUMN.
Miss Nellie F. Whitlifld. Editor.
TOPIC FOR JUNE 4,
A perfect child. I,like 2:40-52.
One of the chief characteris-
tics that made Jesus a perfect
child was obedience. What a
child learns lie must largely
learn from his parents, and no
one can learn much without
obedience. Oh! how much God
could teach us older children if
we would only obey him impli-
Humility is another condition
of growth. One who thinks he
"knows it all" will be ignorant
of it all. The reason why you
do not know of God is probably
because yoa think you know
much about God.
Christ was a perfect child be
bause in his love for his earthly
father and mother he never for-
got his heavenly Father. We
must make all our homes mere
vestibules to the home above.
The recording angel takes his
account of your Christianity
from the folks at home, and not
from your pastor and Sunday
Illustration. I do not like to
be beating children, said a kind
father; "the world will beat
them." As soon as children
leave ihey will meet with sufti
cient lashings. All the more
need, however, of whatever
sternness and admonition, yes,
and even chastisement, may be
necessary in the home to pre
pare them for that strict outer
Illustration. Tl^ great
Frenchman, Mirabean, oncesaid
that the best way to install lib
erty into the hearts of the peo
pie is to "begjn with the infant
in the cradle and let the first
name it lisps be Washington."
If our children are to be free
with the liberty that alone
makes men free, the first name
they lisj) must be that of Jesus.
—From Fmleavorer's Daily Com-
11(1 ii ion.
Next week this column will
contain a report of the Terri-
toral C. E. convention.
Nelije F. Whitfield.
Dedication at Waukomis.
Enid, May 80. The church at
Waukomis was dedicated May
L'K Brother Monroe, of El Reno,
dred dollars from the extension
fund which may not now be
needed in the full amount.
Brother Monroe will continue
the meeting through this week,
llis sermons are soul inspiring,
and liis success is very encour-
The new church is a neat and
commodious building with seat-
ing capacity of about three hun-
dred. J. S. Riley.
K. L. MORTON.
In our first article we learned
what prayer is, "Calling on the
name of the Lord out of a pure
heart." And also who may pray
the sinner can pray to God,
the Christian to our Heavenly
In this article we want to
learn how to pray.
A careful, prayerful study of
the New Testament will aid us
I think that many times when
people say their prayers they
are not heard farther than the
sound of the voice. Not because
the individual is not in earnest,
but because of ignorance!, Gross
ignorance! Inexcusable ignor-
ance! It makes one sick to hear
a prayer addressed to the Fath-
er, to the Son, to the Holy Ghost,
with greatest emphasis laid
upon the Ghost. It is time in-
deed that the disciples were
learning to pray as He taught
them. Turn and read the mod-
el prayer, in the sixth chapter
of Matthew,and "after this man-
ner therefore pray ye."
Christ taught his disciples
that whatever they would ask
of the Father in His name that
would they receive, Jno. 1."): 16;
lti: Which read. In Paul's
letter to the church at Rome,
chapter 1, verse H, lie says "I
thank my God through Jesus
Christ for you all."
The whole trend of the teach
ings of the New Testament is
that tlie Holy Spirit assists the
Christian in his Christian life
Would it not be more scrip-
tural. intelligent, and common-
sensical to pray to the Father,
thronr/h Christ, the Son, by the
aid <>/ the Holy Spirit.
The Savior told also not to
use "Vain repetitions."
1 have in mind at this time
some good men, who, every time
did not know what is going on
here;they simply ought to thank
Him for the good and implore a
deliverance from the evil. We
hear people inform the Lord
that they have met kind friends,
spent a pleasant day,or a profit-
able hoijr, when a simple ex-
pression of gratitude would be
Again we hear men take upon
themselves the responsibility of
instructing the Lord, even to
imperativeness; require of the
Lord that he come in person
and in power, that he send the
Holy Ghost at once, and kindred
expressions, when God has re-
vealed himself to the world in
an ever-present manner and
sent his Spirit into the world
long ages since.
As well pray for God to send
the sunshine at noonday.
Simply thank God for his rev-
elation and the gift of his Spirit,
and pray that we may so live
thatiwe may have the spirit as
our truide and comforter.
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Occasionally I hear some one
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face. On one of these one of
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tales. Of course there are peo
pie who do not understand the
circumstances, and are there-
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old clock is all right, but that
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late in meeting their engage- \ddr
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The Oklahoma Christian,
I CAPITAL CITY BUSINESS COLLEGE!
ALL REGULAR WORK CONTINUED.
SPECIAL CLASSES IN PENMANSHIP
preaching the sermon, which they pray use the very same ex
was the best ever listened to at pressions. Such becomes an
Waukomis. The pastor J. S abomination, even to other good
Riley superintended the taking men. Again how often do we hear
of the offering, which amounted good men when they pray take
to six hundred dollars, besides it upon themselves to inform
what had already been subscrbed the Lord of heaven and of earth
by the brethren. The church of things that are taking place j
had secured a loan of four linn | on the earth, just a> though He
FROM H::;O TO !»
4:110 P. M. TU
10 A. M. AND 8:30 TO
CALL FOR PARTICULARS.
^ Corner Oklahoma and Division. GUTHRIE, OKLA. ^
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Boen, J. B. The Oklahoma Christian. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 8, 1899, newspaper, June 8, 1899; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc305672/m1/2/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.