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BIBLE CLASS CONFERENCE

Representtaives of practically all the Presbyterian Bible classes throughout New Zealand .ire at, present in Core to the ntmber of 7lY> or over—principally young men and maidens, with a sprinkling of older folk—and they all seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. No doubt many lifelong friendships will be formed as a result, of their association together in the promotion of the Bible class movement. Since their arrival the weather has changed from bleak, cold winds to ideal sm;mier sunshine, and the ladies .in bright dresses and the young men in flannels add eor.-iderabls brightness to the. usual tamo aspect- of an inland town. On .Saturday evening in-this Presbyterian Church the delegates were accorded an official reception, when addresses were given by Mr G. J. Anderson, M.P./the lb:vs. J. M .Simpson and 11. B. Gray, and Mr Fras-.-r Barton (organiser of the Bible class movemcrt). —Sunday's Meetings

From 10 to 10.30 a.m. a devotional meeting was held in the Presbyterian Church, presided over by the Rev. J..M. Simpson. At, 11 a.m. divine service was held ; n the Princess Thcalie. the church being too small, and even tho theatre, which seats (,\v-r 1.000, being fullv taxed. The Key. C. 11. Balfour, M.A./8.D., conducted lhe t,ma ice which tool: the form of a. chilsermon Ironi th n text "Teach me to i'o Thy will, for 'Thou art, the Lord mv Cod" il'sahn exliii.. i'i). ' Lead, Kind I v Light' was rendered by the choir, and l'hrt rolo \llcbl '.: hou Mv Hand ' bv Mbs Landels.

Front 5 to 4 p.m. Mr Joseph Hunter, M.A., rector of t'h,- High School, presided over a voting men's meeting in lhe Methodist C'iureli.' and Mr ,1. M. Mackenzie LL.B., gave ar. address on 'Strengthening the Hands for the Good Work.' Camp nt tings were also held during tho a.lierr.onn. A ho.i-ty .-ingiug and free-.ind-oafe,-meiiing held in the men's i amp was much appreciated. '!ho evening service in the theatre was again crowded, when the Rev. (!. If. Balfour preached e. stirring sermon from tho tfxt, taken from the. Psalms. "I thought on mv wa\.- and turned my bet unto 'I by testimonies." Mr .1. Leech, of Dined in, sang a rolo. .-.oirl aop: opriate hynuiis and .in .mtheu were rendered by a strong choir. —Monday's Proceedings.— On Monday morning Bible study circles were held at the various cames f-oni l J to 10 o'clock. From 10.15 t0'11.30 the Young Women's Bible Class Union held a bc.--ine.-s conference at the. Presbyieria.u Church, and the young men held a meeting at the Methndir-t Church, when an

r.ddross was given bv Mr Stewart MTKnnbl, his -object being 'Effective Bible riu*s Methods.' At 7.40 p.m. uddrc'-ses wo:c given bv the <lc!eg-,:e-s a t a. meeting lull iu the 'Preshvtc-iiai. Church, the suhje- t "nr-iri" 'The Call of the Movrnynt.' The Rev." Mr M'.Wu- ; -ev- nn in tiv Mr-thndif-t Church on -The Manhood of (he Me.-tei.' The afternoon w.e; fl ~■ (m;. duty, and lhe di legato? .spent (lie time in playing games .end f-i-nv in ■■Mliug <,v' to vi-it adjoining town, hips nnd beauty spot?.—Chvn i-om"-pondei!t, December 2'?.

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BIBLE CLASS CONFERENCE, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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BIBLE CLASS CONFERENCE Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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