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Y., sole agents for the U. S. Kernt-mber the came Dean's and take no oilier. THE COMING SERMON. REV. DR. TALMAGE TELLS WHAT IT OUGHT TO BE. He Says the Sermon of Today Ha» Too Maeh Dead Wood — Tlie Sermon of the Future Will Be Short, Spirited, and It Will Be Reported In the Press. [Copyright, 1S97. by American Press Association.] WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.—Most appropriate to the times we live in is Dr. Talmago's discourse of today. All Christian workers will read it with interest. His text is Luke ix, 60, "Go, thou, and preach the kingdom of God." The gospel is to bo regnant over all hearts, all circles, all governments and all lands. The kingdom of God spoken of in the text is to bo a universal kingdom, and just as wide as that will be the realm sormonic. "Go, thou, and preach the kingdom of God." We hear a great deal in these days about the coming man and the coming woman and the coming time. Some one ought to tell us of the coming sermon. It is a simple fact that everybody knows that most of the sermons of today do not reach the world. The vast majority of the people of our great cities never enter church. The sermon of today carries along with it the dead wood of all ages. Hundreds of years ago it was decided what a sermon ought to be. and it is the attempt of many theological seminaries and doctors of diviuity to hew the modern pulpit utterances into the same old style proportions. Booksellers will tell you they dispose of a hundred histories, a hundred novels, a hundred poems, to one book of ^ermons. What is the matter? Some say the age is the- worst of all ages. It is better. Some say religion is wearing out, when it is wearing in. Some say there are so many who despise the Christian religion. I answer, there never was an age when there were so many Christians or BO many friends of Christianity as this age has—our age; as to others a hundred to one. What is the matter then? It is simply because our sermon of today is not spited to the age. It is the canalboat in an age of locomotive and electric telegraph. Tho sermon will have to be shaken out of the old grooves or it will not be heard and it will not be read. Before the world is converted the sermon will have to be converted. Yon might as well go into a modern Sedan or Gettysburg with bows and arrows instead of rifles and bombshells and parks of artillery as to expect to conquer this world for God by the old styles of ser- monology. Jonathan Edwards preached the sermons best adapted to the age in which he lived, but if those sermons were preached now they would divide an audience into two classes — those sonnd asleep and those wanting to go lOmo. The Sermon of the Future. But there is a coming sermon. Who •will preach it I have no idea; in what part of the eurth it will be born I have 10 idea; in which denomination of hristians it will be delivered I cannot juess. That coming sermon may be >oru in the country meeting honse on the banks of the St. Lawrence, or the Oregon, or the Ohio, or the Tombigbee, or the Alabama. The person who shall deliver it may this moment lie in a cradle under the shadow of the Sierra I Nevadas or in a New England farmhouse or amid the ricefields of southern savannas, or this moment there may be some young mnn in some of our theological seminaries, in the junior ox mid- j dla or senior class, shaping that weapon I of power, or there may be coming some j new baptism of the Holy Ghost on the j churches, so that some of us who now I stand in the watchtowers of Zion, waking to the realization of our present in- j efficiency, may preach it ourselves, j That coming sermon may not be 20 years off. And let us pray God that its j arrival may be hastened, while I an- j notrace to you what I think will be the i chief characteristics of that sermon j when it does arrive, and I want to make the remarks appropriate and suggestive to all classes of Christian workers. First of all, I remark that that coming sermon will be full of a liTing Christ, in contradistinction to didactic technicalities. A sermon may be fall of Christ, thongh hardly mentioning his name, and a sermon may be empty of Christ while every sentence is repeti- of his titles. The world wauta t living Christ, not a Christ standing at the head of a formal system of theology, but a Christ who means pardon and j sympathy and condolence and brotherhood and life and heaven, a poor man'3 i Christ, an overworked man's Christ, an invalid's Christ, a farmer's Christ, a merchant's Christ, an artisan's Christ, i an every man's Christ ] A symmetrical and finely worded sys- tern of theology is well enough for theological classes, but it has no more business in a pulpit than have the technical phrases of an anatomist or a physician | in the sickroom of a patient. The world wants help, immediate and world uplifting, and it will come through a sermon in which Christ shall walk right down into the immortal soul and take everlasting possession of it, fllling it as full of light as is the noonday firmament. That sermon of the future will ! not deal with men in the threadbare il- i lustrations of Jesus Christ. In that coming sermon there will be instances of vicarious sacrifice taken right out of ev- j eryday life, for there is not a day somebody is not dying for others. As the physician, saving his diphtheric patient i by sacrificing his own life; as the ship i captain, going down with his vessel, ' while he is getting his passengers into the lifeboat; as the fireman, consuming in the burning building, while he is taking a child out of a fourth story window; as last summer the strong swimmer at Long Branch or Cape May or Lake George himself perished trying to rescue the drowning; as the newspaper boy not long ago, supporting his mother for some years, his invalid mother, when offered by a gentleman 50 cents to get some especial paper, and he got it and rushed up in his anxiety to deliver it and was crushed under the wheels of the train and lay on the grass with only strength enough to say, "Oh, what will become of my poor, sick Brother now?" A Hopeful Outlook. Vicarious suffering? The world is full of it. An engineer said to me ou a locomotive in Dakota: "We men seem to be coming to better appreciation than we used to. Did yon see that account the other day of an engineer who, to save his passengers, stuck to his place, and when he was found dead in the locomotive, which was found upside down, he was fonnd still smiling, his hand on the airbrake?" And as the engineer said it to me he put his hand on the airbrake to illustrate his meaning, and I looked at him and thought, "You would be just as much of a hero in the same crisis.'' Oh, in that coming sermon of the Christian church there will be living illustrations taken from everyday life of vicarious sufferings-—illustrations that will bring to mind the ghastlier sacrifice of him who, in the high places of the field and on the cross, fought our battles and wept our griefs and endured our struggles and died our death. A German sculptor made an image of Christ, and he asked his little child, 2 years old, who it was. and she said, "That must be some very great man." The sculptor was displeased with the criticism, so he got another block of marble and chiseled away on it two or three years, and then he brought in his little child, 4 or 5 years of age, and he said to her, "Who do you think that is?" She said, "Thut must be the One who took little children in his arms and blessed them. " Then the sculptor was satisfied. Oh, my friends, what the world wants is not a cold Christ, not an intellectual Christ, not a severely magisterial Christ, but a loving Christ, spreading out his arms of sympathy to press the whole world to his loving heart. But I remark again that the coming sermon of the Christian church will be a short sermon. Condensation is demanded by the age in which we live. No more need of long introductions and long applications and so many divisions to a discourse that it may be said to be hydra headed. In other days men got all their information from the pulpit. There were few books and there were no newspapers, and there was little travel from place to place, aud people would sit and listen two and a half hours to a religious discourse, and "seventecnthly" would find them fresh aud chipper. In those times there was enough room for a man to take an hour to warm himself up to the subject aud an hour to cool off. But what was a necessity then is a superfluity now. Congregations are full of knowledge from books, from newspapers, from rapid and continuous intercommunication, and long disquisitions of what they know already will not be abided. If a religious teacher cannot compress what he wishes to say to the people in the space of 45 minutes, better adjourn it to some other day. The Time to Stop. The trouble is wo preach audiences into a Christian frame and then we preach them out of it. We forget that every auditor has so much capacity of attention, and when that is exhausted he is restless. That accident on the Long Island railroad came from the fact that the brakes were ont of order, aud when they wanted to stop the train they could not stop, hence tbe casualty was terrific. In all religious discourse we wan t locomotive power and propulsion; we want at the same time Jtont brakes to let down at rhe right instant. It is a dismal thing, after a hearer has comprehended the whole subject, to hear a man say, "Now to recapitulate." and "a few words by way of application,'' and "once more." and "finally.'' and "now to conclude." Paul preached until midnight, and Eutychns got sound asleep and fell out of a window and broke his neck. Some would say. "Good for him." I would rather be sympathetic, like Pan!, and resuscitate him. That accident is often quoted now in religious circles as a warning against somnolence in church- Is is jast as much a warning to ministers against prolixity. Entychus was •wrong in his somnolence, hot Paul made a mistake when he kept on until midnight He ought to hare stopped at U p'clook. and then would have been ' no accident. If Paul might have gone • on to too great length, let all those of j us who are now preaching the gospel i remember that there is a limit to religious discourse, or ought to be, and that in our time we have no apostolic power or miracles. Napoleon, in an address of seven minutes, thrilled his army and thrilled Europe. Christ's sermon on the mount—the model sermon—was less than 18 iniuntes long at ordinary mode •of delivery. It is not electricity scattered all over tbe sky that strikes, bnt electricity gathered into a thunderbolt and hurled, and it is not religious truth scattered over, spread out over a vast reach of time, but religious truth pro| jected in compact form that flashes light npon the soul uud rives its indifference. When the coming sermou arrives in this land and in the Christian church— the sermon which is to arouse the world and startle the nations aud usher in the kingdom—it will be a brief sermon. Hear it, all Theological students, all ye just entering upon religious work, all ye men and women who in Sabbath schools and other departments are toiling for Christ and the salvation of immortals. Brevity, brevity! But I remark also that the coming sermon of which I speak will be a popular sermon. There are those in these times who speak of a popular sermon as though chore must be something wrong about it. As these critics are dull themselves, the world gets the impression that a sermon is good in proportion as it is stupid. Christ was the most popular preacher the world ever saw and, considering the small number of the world's population, had the largest audiences ever gathered. He uever preached anywhere without making a great sensation. People rushed out in the wilderness to hear him, reckless of their physical necessities. So great was their anxiety to hear Christ that, taking no food with them, they would have fainted and starved had not Christ performed a miracle aud fed them. Why did so many people take the truth at Christ'i hands? Because they all understood it. He illustrated his subject by a hen and her chickens, by a bushel measure, by a handful of salt, by a bird's flight and by a lily's aroma. All the people knew what he meant, and they flocked to him. And when the coming sermon of the Christian church appears it will not be Princetonian, not Eochesterian, not Andoverian, not Middletonian, but Oli- vetic—plain, practical, unique, earnest, comprehensive of all the woes, wants, sins, sorrows and necessities of an auditory. Churches Will Be Thronged. But when that sermon does come there will be a thousand gleaming scimitars to charge on it. There are in so many theological seminaries professors telling young men how to preach, themselves not knowing how, and I am told if a young man in some of our theological seminaries says anything quaint or thrilling or unique faculty and students fly at him and set him right, and straighten him out, and smooth him down, and chop him off until he says everything just as everybody else says it. Oh, when the coming sermon of the Christian church arrives, all the churches of Christ in our great cities will be thronged. The world wants spiritual help. All who have buried their dead want comfort. All know themselves to be mortal and to be immortal, and they want to hear about the great future. I tell you, my friends, if the people of these great cities who have had trouble only thought they could get practical and sympathetic help in the Christian church there would not be a street in Washington or New York or Boston which would be passable on tbe Sabbath day, if there were a church on it, for all the people would press to that asylum of mercy, that great house of comfort and consolation. A mother with a dead babe in her arms came to the god Veda and asked to have her child restored to life. The god Veda said to her, '' Yon go and get a handful of mustard seed from a bouse in which there has been no sorrow and in which there has been no death, and I will restore your child to life.'' So the mother went out, and she went from house to house and from home to home, looking for a place where there had been no sorrow and where there had been no death, but she found none. She went back to the god Veda and said: "My mission is a failure. You see, I haven't brought the mustard seed. I can't find a place where there has been no sorrow and no death." "Oh, "says the god Veda, "understand, your sorrows are no worse than the sorrows of others. We all have our griefs and all have our heart breaks.'' Laugh, and tie world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borro-w its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. We hear a great deal of discussion now all over the land about why people do not go to church. Some say it is because Christianity is dying out and because people do not believe in the truth of God's word, and all that. They are false reasons. The reason is because onr sermons are not interesting and practical and sympathetic and helpful. Some one might as well tell the whole truth on this subject, and so I will tell it. The sermon of the future—the gospel sermon to come forth and shake the nations and lift people out of darkness— will be a popular sermon just for the simple reason that it will meet the woes and the wants and the anxieties of the people. There are in all our denominations ecclesiastical mummies, sitting around to frown upon the fresh young pulpits of America, to try to awe them down, to cry out, "Tut, tut, tut, sensational!" They stand today, preaching in churches that hold 1,000 people, and there are 109 persons present, and if they cannot have the world saved in their way it seems as if they do not want it saved at alL I do not know but the old way of making ministers of the gwpel is better. A collegiate education and an apprenticeship under the care and home attention of some earnest, iujed Christian minister, tba ycnuut man GOLD DUST WASHING POWDER insist oe the ,A FQ ^4ii-'_. r >,, -f. .~o %^ T^^^ ^1 'l& ^j" Ti:2 best u'a^liing Powder Best fbr ail dc-ar- c;iea^:.v and thoroughly. Largest package—greatest economy. Chicago, THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Si. Louis, Neir York, Boston, getting the patriarch's spirit and assisting him in his religions service. Young lawyers study with old lawyers, young physicians study with old physicians, and I believe it would be a great help if every young man studying for the gospel ministry could put himself in the home and heart arid .sympathy and under the benediction and perpetual presence of a Christian minister. An Awakening Sermon. But, I remark again, the sermon of the future will be an awakening sermon. From altar rail to the front doorstep, under that sermon au audience will get up and start for heaven. There will be in it many a staccato passage. It will not be a lullaby, it will be a battle charge. Men will drop their sins. for they will feel the hot breath of pursuing retribution on the back of their necks. It will be a sermon sympathetic with all the physical distresses as well as the spiritual distresses of the world. Christ not only preached, but he healed paralysis, and he healed epilepsy, and he healed the dumb and the blind and the ten lepers. That sermon of the future will be an everyday sermon, going right down into every man's life, and H will teach him how to vote, how to bargain, how to plow, how to do any work he is called to, how to wield trowel and pen and pencil and yardstick and plane, and it will teach women how to preside over their households and bow to educate their children and how to imitate Miriam and Esther and Vashti and Eunice, the mother of Timothy, and Mary, the mother of Christ, and those women who on northern and southern battlefields were mistaken by the wounded for angels of mercy fresh from the throne of God. Yes, I have to tell you the sermon cf the future will be a reported sermon. If you have any idea that printing was invented simply to print secular books, and stenography and phonography were contrived merely to set forth secular ideas, you are mistaken. The printing press is to be the great agency of gospel proclamation. It is high time that good men instead of denouncing the press employ it to scatter forth the gospel of Jesus Christ. The vast majority of people in our cities do not come to church, and nothing but the printed sermon can reach them and call them to pardon and life and peace and heaven. So I cannot understand the nervousness of some of my brethren of the rain istry. When they see a newspaper man coming in, they say, "Alas, there is a reporter." Every added reporter is 1,000 or 50,000 or 200.000 immortal Bouls added to The auditory. The time will come when all the village, town and city newspapers will reproduce the gospel of Jesus Christ and sermons preached on the Sabbath will reverberate all around the world and, some by type and some by voice, all nations will be evangelized. The practical bearing of this is upon those who are engaged in Christian work, not only upon theological students and young ministers, but upon all who preach the gospel, and that i& all of you, if you are doing your duty. The Gixt of Preaching;, Do you exhort in prayer meeting? Be short and be spirited. Do you teach in Bible class? Though you have to study every night, be interesting. Do yon ac- oost people on the subject of religion in their homes or in public places? Study adroitness and use common sensa The most graceful, the most beautiful thing on eartn is the religion of Jesus Christ, and if you awkwajrdly present it it is defamation. We must do onr work rapidly, and we must do it effectively. Soon our time for work will be gone. A dying Christian took out his watch and gave it to a friend and said: "Take that watch. I have no more use for it Time is ended for me, and eternity begins." Oh, my friends, when our watch has ticked away for us for the last moment and onr clock has struck for us the last hour, may it be found we did our work well, that we did it in the very best way, and whether we preached the gospel in pulpits, or taught Sabbath classes, or administered to the sick as physicians, or bargained as merchants, or pleaded the law as attorneys, or were busy as artisans or as husbandmen or as mechanics, or were like Martha called to give a meal to a hungry Christ, or like Hannah to make a coat for a prophet, or like Deborah to rouse the courage of some timid Barak in the Lord's conflict, we did our work in such a way that it will stand the test of the judgment. And in the long procession of the redeemed that marches round the throne may it be found there are many there brought to God through onr instrumentality and in whose rescue we are exultant. But, oh, you unsaved, wait not for that coining sermon. It may come after your obsequies. It may come after the stonecutter haa chiseled our name on the slab 50 years before. Do not wait for •tewntx of th».Canard £r tstar line to taEo yon off the wrecki bul hail the first craft, with however low a mast, and however small a hulk, and however poor a rudder, and however weak a captain. Better a disabled schooner that comes up in tirae than a full rigged brig that comes up after yon have sunken. Instead of waiting for that coming sermon—it may be 20, 60 years off—take this plain invitation of a man who, to have given you spiritual eyesight, would be glad to be called the spittle by the hand of Christ put on the eyes of a blind man, and who would consider the highest compliment of this service if at the close 500 men should start from these doors, saying: "Whether he be a sinner or no I know not. This one thing I know—whereas I wa» blind, now I see.'' Swifter than shadows over the plain, quicker than birds in their autumnal flight, hastier than eagles to their prey, hie you to a sympathetic Christ The orchestraB of heaven have already strung their instruments to celebrate your rescue. And many were the voices around the throne; Rejoice, for the Lord brings back hu own. A telegram from Battleford, K. "W. T, announces a severe storm and t»mp«ra» ture below zero some 20 degrees. ia Limited. Arrangements have been perfected for a line of Semi-weekly Pullman Vestibuled, Double Drawing Room, and Sleeping Cars between St. Louis and Lo sAngeles, Cal., running through without change. These cars will leave St. Louis every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9 :00. p. m., arriving at Los Angles, Saturdays and Tuesdays at 5:50 p. m. A Buffet Smoking Car and Dinning Car are attached to this train at Kansas City, running through to Pacific Coast without change. Only three days from Logansport to Los Angeles, via this line. For berth reservations etc., call on or address WABASERR, Lo^aneporl, Ind. The Central Passenger Association 100U Mile Interchangeable Rebate Ticket Islorsale at principal ticket Office* o The Pennsylvania Lines. It ig honored one year from date of sale, tot Exchange 1 icktts over either of the foilowinr named Lines: Ami Arbor. Baltimore & Ohio, Baltimore 4; Ohio Southwestern, Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Chicago fc;we8: Michigan, Cincinnati & Muskinpam Valley, Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, Cleveland & Marie -.ta, Cleveland, Canton & Southern, Cleveland. Cincinnati, Chicago 4 Bt L Cleveland. Lorain & Wheeling-. Cleveland Terminal & Valley, Columbus, HocKing Valley & Toledo, Columbus, SaDduaky & Hocking, Detroit;& Cleveland Steam Navigation, Detroit, Grand Rapids & We*tem, Dunkirk, Allegheny Valley & rlttsburg. E7an§vtlle & iDdianapolia, Kv«n»Tilie & Terre Haute. r'indiny. Fort W»yne * Western, Flint & Fere Marquette, Grand HapHs & Indiana, Indiana. Decatur k Western. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, Louisville & Jsatbville. Between Louisville * Cincinnati and between St. L and Kranrvlll* Louisville, BvauKvllle * 8t LotxU, Louisville. Henderson & St Louia. Michigan Central, New York. Chicago & St Louis. Ohio Central Line*, renusylvama Line* We*T. of Pitwburr, Peoria, Decatur k Kvansvflle, Pitteburg & Lake Erie. KtMbnrt i Western, Pitttburg. Lisbon i Western, Toledo, St Louis t ' B '*""- CftJ Yjkndalia Line, Wabash Kailroad, ZanerrfUe & Ohio river. The price nf thf «e tickets we Thirty DoO*n each. They are not transferable ifuwtiekM i» used in iu entirety and «>clu«lvelr by tb*> original purchaser, a rebate of Ten Dollar* to paid by tbe Commlaatoner or the OmtnU PM> notrer Anodiitloii, ID. A. Ford, Gen. Past. Aft.