The Nation Behind Prison Bars Part 22

Sermon Geo. L. Herr

Benediction.

March--"Boston Press Club" Rollinson March--"Yankee Grit" Holzman

"CLING TO THE BIBLE."

Tis the anchor of hope and the lamp that gives light, Tis the star that will shine thro' your life's darkest night, If you follow its guidance, you'll always be right, So cling to the Bible and walk in its light.

To neglect, reject or doubt the Bible in any particular is but an entering wedge to spiritual apathy. The "Bible tinkers" of this or any other age have been men whose hearts are cold and whose soul saving powers were limited.

To obey the Bible, will lead to a perfect salvation, make possible a victorious faith, surmount the difficulties of life and gain an "inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you."

Watson says, "The Bible is a rock of diamonds; a chain of pearls; the sword of the Spirit, a chart by which the Christian sails to eternity, the map by which he daily walks; the sun dial by which he sets his life; the balance by which he weighs his actions."

The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters, 810- 697 words, 31- 175 verses, 1,189 chapters, and 66 books. The longest chapter is the 119th Psalm. The shortest and middle chapter the 117 Psalm. The middle verse is the 8th of the 118th Psalm. The longest name is in the 8th chapter of Isaiah.

The word "and" occurs 46,627 times; the "Lord" 858 times. The 37th chapter of Isaiah and the 9th chapter of the 2d book of Kings are alike. The longest verse is the 9th of the 8th chapter of Esther and the shortest verse is the 35th of the 11th chapter of John. In the 21st verse of the 7th chapter of Ezra is the alphabet. The name of G.o.d is not mentioned in the book of Esther. The model prayer is the 17th chapter of John. The 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians is the most practical.

It Contains Knowledge Holiness Wisdom and Love The Tree of Life and Knowledge

"DO YOU KNOW THE WORLD IS DYING FOR A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE?"

Practical results are happy homes, husbands and fathers restored to their families, wives and children made happy, mult.i.tudes rescued, and the world made better.

The magnitude of this work will never be known until Eternity's records are disclosed. Little did we think twenty years ago that so humble a beginning would be attended with such remarkable results.

Rev. Herr holds a unique position in the evangelistic field. He is considered the greatest evangelist among prisoners in the United States.--Louisville Herald, May 17, 1909.

When you help the missionaries, you help the poor fellow in trouble.

When you help those in trouble, you help yourself, and when you thus help the missionary, the outcast, and yourself, G.o.d will help you.

OUR MOTTO:

"Seeking the lost."

"Helping the helpless to help themselves."

All along life's pathway there are men and women in need: Go and help somebody just now.

With a word of kindness or a loving deed, Go and help somebody just now.

Dear Friend--Our country is taxed with a burden of thousands of prisoners. These people are crippled, not in body, not in mind, but almost always in morals, which is the most serious. It is to help or recover them that we are giving our lives. Our labors have not been in vain, as the testimonials will show you. We want you to "hold the rope while we go down into the pit," by subscribing for our support and transportation in this work of prison evangelism; and in so doing you become the benefactor of a submerged cla.s.s.

May we not hope to have your check to help in this concerted effort? I am,

Yours sincerely, GEO. L. HERR, Louisville, Ky.

-------- "He that hath the Son, hath life, and he that hath not the Son of G.o.d hath not life."--1 John 5:12.

"How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?"--Heb.

2:3.

"For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"--Mark 8:36.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of G.o.d and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."--Matt. 6:33.

GET REV. HERR'S NEW BOOK.

Ent.i.tled "The Nation Behind Prison Bars," for your good; but chiefly for the good of others.

The nation behind the bars is an interesting nation, a pitiful nation, a needy nation. Help them and interest yourself in them by buying and reading this book.

"You have a superb record."--Rev. Horace G. Ogden, D.D.

"He has wide experience on both sides of the line."--Rev. H. C.

Morrison, Editor Pentecostal Herald.

"His labors are abundantly blessed."--Rev. Joseph Severance.

"The large number who have been helped by hearing your message will be still further benefited by reading your book."--Rev. Albert J. Steelman, Ph.D., Chaplain, Illinois State Penitentiary.

"You and your good wife were father and mother to the prisoners."--John R. Pflanz, Jailer.

"George L. Herr is not the man to do anything in an ordinary way."--Rev.

D. J. Starr, D.D., Chaplain of Columbus, O., Penitentiary.

"His work among prisoners has been very successful, and through his efforts many erring creatures have been induced to reform."--Charles F.

Grainger.

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