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POINTS BY THE LATE DR. PARKER. There are some people who arc never in an ecstacy. I used to know them, but when I found it necessary to weed my friends, and to select only the good, I left all these people out of the reckoning. They arc afraid ox rapture. They are afraid of Salvationism. They are afraid of Methodism, The Methodists are in some cases getting afraid of their own Methodism—oh, that they would come back with something of the old Hallelujah which was in its own expression a battle half-won. Do not be afraid of ecstacy. rapture, holy sympathy with" good things. —— Some persons may tempt you, and say that you must not rely upon movements of inspiration and moments of ocstacy, but you must attend

to the ordinary means of grace. That is quite right ; I hate no objection to the ordinary means of grace, only I hold that no means of grace ought to be ordinary. I hold there ought to be no great occasions for a preacher ; I hold that he is no preacher who waits for his audience The true preacher .waits for the Book and for the Spirit, and finds in one man host enough for any eloquence he may be able to ■ master. They will tell you that now ho will rise to this occasion. Never ! There car, be no occasion to rise to, except it be the very least according to human reckoning. —— Oh. man of God, if there is before thee one poor. despairing, fainting sinner, don’t let him go. That is an old preacher's' advice to his young friends who will Hollow him. —^— When people tell you about the or- 1 dinary means of grace, be suspicious as to what they mean. There is no occasion in the sanctuary that is not great, and every sermon a preacher delivers should be in its meaning and resolution the greatest sermon he ever attempted to deliver.

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SUNDAY AT HOME., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907, Incorrect pagination

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