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Instructions to Beginners in the Christian Life by John L. Horst

By John L. Horst

John L. Horst, editor, designed this ebook to serve a twin function: as a consultant to the teacher and as a booklet to be learn and studied by way of the convert. a fantastic reward for all candidates for church club. 124 Pages.

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Then if he has a willing mind he can rest assured that the Lord will lead him to a church where he can serve his Master acceptably. Unless people unite with a church they will be deprived of the blessings of Christian fellowship with other believers, and of the opportunity of taking part in the ordinances which Christ has commanded His followers to observe. In the discussions of this chapter we shall consider the following topics: The Church of Christ; Seven Ordinances of the ChurchBaptism, Communion, Feet Washing, The Devotional Covering, The Holy Kiss, Anointing with Oil, and Marriage.

Page 37 c. Num. 3:12, 13. d. I Sam. 1:11, 27, 28. 3. Rom. 12:1; I Chron. 29:1114. 4. I Chron. 29:9, 17. 5. Ex. 32:29; Prov. 23:26; I Chron. 28:9; I Cor. 10:31. 6. II Cor. 5:14, 15; I Jno. 4:19. 7. Heb. 7:28. Practical Comments The Christian convert should at once face the question of full consecration to the service of God. Just as Abraham gave Isaac, or as Hannah gave Samuel, wholly to the service of God, so each one who begins the Christian life should give himself fully to God to be used in any way that He may choose.

At the same time it is well for us to remember that we are commanded to pray. Jesus, however, in His discourses usually takes it for granted that His followers should pray. While we are told to make our Page 32 requests known to God, we should remember there is more to prayer than asking favors for ourselves. Prayer should have in it the elements of thanksgiving and praise to God and intercession in behalf of others. We should learn to pray both in private and in public, and have regular seasons for private devotion.

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