The Results of Obedience

Hearing that a church member has said recently, "Our church does not yet see the necessity for giving a lecture," I would like to tell of the experience of a small church which made this demonstration in the face of many seeming difficulties, and which is now rejoicing in the blessings which follow from obedience to this wise and loving provision of our Leader, as set forth in the Church Manual.

The church was organized less than two years ago and has fifteen members. A lecture was given soon after the organization of the church, but when the subject of a second lecture was brought up we found so great misapprehension in regard to the meaning of the By-law and the purpose of a lecture that we asked a Scientist whose wise counsels had guided us before in times of doubt and difficulty, to come and make clear to us our duty in this matter. This was most faithfully and lovingly done. We immediately began to make preparations for the lecture, but it was some months before the lecturer whom we had chosen could come to us. There was no money in the treasure, but we worked and prayed, knowing that God would supply every need.

November 26, 1904

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