The mission which is now in progresn at the Primitive Methodist Church continues to grow in interest and influyjiio. At the morning service yeuterday the church was well filled when the Rev Jamas Cookßr, the missioner,preached a deaply though if ul, timely, and practical sermon on tho subject of " sins of mission," taking for his text the word "Ya did ir/Nol;." Tha address bristled with gems of thought, find the illustrations were at once homely and pointed. A gracious influence pervaded the service, and numerous were the expresssions of good recgived. Many of the hearers were brought face to faca with the fact tha* they hid frequently left undone those things they ought to have done.
Miss Feltham sang two solos with much sweetness, her rendering of " Angela over Bright and Pair" being especially fine.
In tha afternoon a successful scholars' service was held, when there were signs that very deep impressions for good had been made apQQ the hearts of the senior scholars.
In the evening the churoh was ovowdod in every part, several persons having to be accommodated with seats on the ro?tram. Mr Cocker's subject was "The Living Past," and in a very impressive sermon the preacher went on to show that the past lived at the present time, and that the present would be carried into the future. Many illustrations froni history and science were given which served to impress the truth upon the congregation. The preacher was listened to with very great interest.
During the day a number of persons professed conversion. Miss Felthara again sang very sweetly two gospel solos. Her singing is a great help to the mission, The services will ba continued each evening this week until Thursday night.
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Evangelistic Mission, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 17 July 1905
Evangelistic Mission Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 17 July 1905
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