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GENERAL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

PAGE
Bradford. Rev. B. Wood

201
The Association Programme. Rov: Wat-
son Dyson

182, 222

General Baptist College. Rev. R. F.

Griffiths..

228

The Needs and Prospects of English

General Baptists. Rev. W. Orton 257
The Bradford Association. Rev. A. O.
Perriam

882
The Work and 'Want of the Home Mis-'
sion. Rev. J. Fletcher

284
Encouragements to Home Evangeliza-
tion. Rev. J. Jolly

289

The Need for Home Missions. Rev. J.

H. Atkinson...

290

United Effort in Home Mission Work.
Rev. W. Lees

292

Our College

300

Sunday schools. C. w. Pratt

321

BY THE EDITOR-

Looking Ahead

2

Daniel Macmillan, the Publisher

16

Then and Now; or, Salvation Army 20

Baptism and the Church

52

in the Four Gospels 81

Acts & Epistles 85

Objections to and Advantages from a

return to the Teaching of the New

Testament in the Matter of Baptism 89

Signals for Preachers and Teachers 187

Young Men, Money, and the Ministry 139

Church Reports

145

The Jewish Race

161

The late Rev. Isaac Preston

179

A French Medley

185, 223

The Public Dedication of our Infants to

God..

260

The late Rev. Edward Bott

262
France and England

305

General Baptists in 1883

861

A Personal Witness

383

The Start for Manhood

414

Farewell Words

441

Manly Thinking

452

SCRAPS FROM THE EDITOR'S WASTE BASKET-

Magazine

27, 147, 306, 428, 461

Parliament

147, 307, 348

School Hymnal

27

Church and State 27, 106, 269, 308, 347, 429

Christian Book-keeping

27

Temperance

28, 220, 300, 347

The Decay of Native Races

28

The Stage

28

The New Judaism ..

28

Egypt

70

Giles Hester

106, 306

Ireland

106, 848

Ministers

Elementary Ethics

106

Swear not at all

India

147

Social Purity

Don't Forget the Fire

Saturday Sectarianism

Working Men and Public Worship.

307

Genius getting to Work

308

Sunday

308

Spiritual Energy our First Need

347

Robert Moffat..

347

British Association

387, 428

New-Comers

387

Ministry of the Weak

888

College

427

Outcast London

428

PAGE

Mr. Gladstone..

426, 429

Electricity in the Kitchen..

429

Women and University Degrees

461
The Next Move in Politics..

461

ASHBY, W.-

The Union of General Baptists in Large

Towns

11

ATKINSON, J. H.-

Loyalty to God at any Cost

180

AVERY, W. J.-

Gentle-Manliness

62

The Baptist Union at Leicester

404
Axton, E. JOSEPH-
Friend or Foe-24, 66, 103, 142, 180, 218, 263

302, 344, 384, 419, 457
BISHOP, W.-
The Building Fund

184
CARRINGTON, E.-
Self-Reliance

830
CHAPMAN, W.-
A Devotional Spirit

. 205, 250

Cox, FRED J.-

Why does Sunday School Teaching

succeed in Winning more Girls than

Boys to decide for Jesus Christ? 447

EALES, G., M.A.-

Definite Aims
EARP, H. W.-
Mosquito Curtains

374
EDMONDS, E.-
Place of Music in the Worship of the

46, 97
FLETCHER, J.-
The Association Letter

49

Notes ..

184, 225

Among a strange People

827
How Men have Risen

876
Ford, C.-

Flaws in Christian Character .. . 125, 172
GOADBY, T., B.A.-
The Value of a Capable and Competent
Ministry

866
GRIFFITHS, R. F.-
General Baptist College

223
HAMILTON, KATE W.-
Thanksgiving Ann

57

JACKSON, E. H.-

Pen Pictures of Nonconformity-184, 208, 407

JOLLY, J., B.A.-

Dublin University.

44, 101

Character..

254

LEE, A, HAMPDEN-

Multiplied Pleasures

214

LUCY, W. H.-

Mr. Gladstone's Library..

426

M'CREE, G, W.-

Poor Clergymen

21

MOORE, ALFRED H.-

In Praise of Virgil..

14

ORTON, W.-
A Visit to Norway–127, 176, 211, 247, 297

338, 372
PIKE, G, HOLDEN-
Some Classic Books of the English

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PAGE

Harvest Hymn. J. G. Whittier

329

My Bark is Wafted. Dean Alford 329

Free-Will. J. W. Barker ..

381

Unanswered Yet. R. Browning

406
A Christmas Greeting. Marianne Farn-
ingham

451

MISCELLANEA-

The Growth of London and Temperance 13

The Glorified Crutch

23

Perils in the Pulpit

129

The Tomb of Amplias ..

136

The Smoke Idol

144
High Resolves

175
Christians and Social Purity

140
A Christian Man of Business. Hon. W.
E. Dodge

141
Change without Relief

265
Decay of Preaching

304
Seven Wonders of the World

301
Enough of the Bible to Poison a Parish 337
John Ruskin and his Home

882
Make Distinctions

383
G. B. Preachers' Institute, London 422

REVIEW8—Pages 29, 108, 148, 226, 269, 309, 349

888, 430, 462

CHURCH REGISTER—Pages 31, 71, 109, 150, 187

228, 270, 311, 351, 390, 481, 466

OBITUARIES—Pages 72, 111, 151, 232, 272, 312

852, 392

MISSIONARY OBSERVER

Half as Much Again

89

Notes

from my Diary. P. E. Heberlet–35, 474

The Voyage to India. Rev. T. F. Mul:
holland

36, 75, 156

Arrival of Mission Party in Orissa .. 77, 159

News from Rome. Rev. N. H. Shaw-38, 39

78, 198, 235, 278, 472

Mission Services

. 40, 200, 320, 476

Half as Ma Again

78

The Fulfilment of a Vow

79

The Orissa Conference

113, 154

New School-Rooms, Cuttack 115, 398

Missionary Progress in India

117

Arrival of Mr. Young at Cuttack

119

The Mission Accounts ..153, 160, 193

Bible Women in Orissa

160

Sunday School Treat at Cuttack. By

Miss Barrass

194

A Visit to Choga. Rev. T. Bailey .. 195

Notes of a Preaching Tour in Sambalpur.

Rev. J. G. Pike

196

The Bible Society and the Baptists

Not Krishnu, but Christ

Questions for Consideration

238

Home and Foreign Missions

273
The Inadequate Support of Foreign
Missions. Rev. Joseph Cook

239

A Hindoo on Protestant Missions

239

Home and Foreign Missions. Rev. J.

Buckley, D.D.

273

Missionary Facts and Principles

279

The Annual Meetings

313

Extracts from Sixtieth Annual Report.. 317

The Needs of the Mission once more 353

Extracts from Indian Letters

855

Letter to Rev. T. Bailey.

Rev. w.

Bootley, M.A.

356

The Earthquake in the Island of Ischia.

Rev, N. H. Shaw

858

Letter from Dr. James L. Phillips:: 359

Notes of Preaching Tours..

393, 438

Extract from a Widow's Letter

897

The Pope and History. Rev. N. H. Shaw 399

The Committee Meeting at Leicester 433

Baptist Missionary Society at Leicester 434

On Board the Mission Boat “ Herald" 435

Notes from the Pooree District. Rev. J.

Vaughan

437

Sambalpur Book Room and Preaching

Stations..

439

Gopalpore in Ganjam ::

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Hyson Green

266
New Basford

346
Allerton, Sandy Lane

346
Burton-on-Trent

423
East End, Finchley

425
New Fletton

425
Sutterton ..

425

Denholme..

460

Loughborough, Baxter Gate

460

Walsall, Vicarage Walk

461

IN MEMORIAM-
John Starbuck

107
William Quiney

112
Matthias Scott

112
B. Walker..

152
Rev. I. Preston

179
Edward Bott

842

POETRY-

The New Year. G. Rawson

A New Year's Prayer. H. E. P.

1

The Broad Shoulders. W. J. Mathams 100

His Name shall endure for ever. D.Burns 124

Who worketh all things after the Counsel

of His own Will. G. Rawson

175

A Prayer for Rest. F. R. Havergal 204

A Song of Summer. C. P. Mitchell

259

A Nature Song. Charles Kingsley.. 296

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FATHER Divine, to Theo we pray

In wisdom's ways our footsteps lead ; For blessings on this New Year's Day: With heavenly manna, daily food. Look down in mercy from above:

We long to serve Thee as we ought; Hear our petitions, God of love.

Conformed — in word, and deed, and

thoughtTo-day we launch our little barque

To Christ's own image; patient, kind, Upon a sea unknown and dark;

Unselfish, spotless, meek, resigned.
We fear the rocks and stormy wave,
But Thou, O Lord, art strong to save. 0! satisfy us with Thy love;

Prepare us for Thy home above;
O keep us ever in Thy fear-

And when these transient scenes are o’er, Obeying, trusting, year by year:

Land us on heaven's eternal shore.

H. E. P. JANUARY, 1883.- VOL. LXXXV.-N. S. No. 157.

Xooking bead !"

DEAR FELLOW TEACHERS, I want to talk to you, this New Year's morning, about “ Looking Ahead,” or fetching help in to-day's duty, by a far away vision of the incidents and accidents, possibilities and probabilities, of our Sunday School work. As a wise captain studies the chart of his ship’s course; vividly represents to himself quick-sands and shoals, possible storms and collisions, and takes due care to prepare for the worst; so the teacher, whilst maintaining his faith in God, in his children, and in the Gospel, should work for his pupils, in full view of the fearful perils they have to face, and the prodigious difficulties they will confront; that is, he should use the best materials, adopt the best methods, and work on the best principles, so that he may prepare them to endure any strain of trial or shock of temptation, to which they may be exposed, and inspire them to attempt the loftiest height of spiritual achievement life may offer them.

That is a high aim and a difficult task. But I have long felt it is “the one thing needful” in Sunday School work, the supreme educational problem-nay, may I not say the chief national and world problem ?

For we dare not deny that we too frequently fail to give our young friends help, where it is most wanted, and when it is most difficult to get it, and of the precise sort they most acutely require. We take hold of infant life and nurture it, with delight in its charming simplicity, openeyed curiosity, singular freshness, and beautiful trust. We detain the child in the gentle grasp of the soft tendrils of affection, by the ministration of knowledge, sympathy, and love; and in many gladdening instances we keep the children as they travel through the first year or two of their teens,” but as they get to

THE BRIDGE that unites the life of the youth and the man, of the grown girl and the woman; and on whose pathway temptations crowd in terrific numbers and appalling strength, we let go their hands, and in many cases never lay hold again. Hence, a large portion of the manhood and womanhood of the land is indifferent to the charms and claims of religion, neglectful of the love and law of God, and unenriched by His mighty and life-ennobling salvation.

The last census of religious worship suggests that, notwithstanding our conspicuous successes, this is where our work fails. Only one in four of the population seek the help of religious teaching and Sabbath worship, instead of one in two; and competent witnesses assert that most of those who are alien from organised Christianity have passed through our Sunday Schools, received religious instruction, and heard the warning voice of teachers and friends. But now they care not for the “ services” to which they were trained. The school has not led to the church, as a porch to the temple, or childhood to manhood. Home, school, and church, together have failed for them. We began to build, and built with fine promise. We had capital tools, good materials,

* Opening paragraphs of "LOOKING AHEAD!” a New Year's Address to Sunday School Teachers. By J. Clifford, M.A., L.L.B. Sunday School Union. Price One Penny.

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