By George A. Klingman
How great is our heritage! We have entered upon large possessions! Will we be true and faithful stewards in our Master’s house? We can do all things “through Christ who strengthens us”’ “Our sufficiency is of our God.” Our responsibilities are great but we are of good courage for God Himself has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake the.” We have:
- God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, as our own Father;
- Jesus Christ His Son as our own Lord and Savior and elder brother;
- The Holy Spirit as our Helper, our Comforter, and our Guest.
- God’s Holy Word “as a lamp unto our feet, and light unto our pathway”;
- The greatest message that ever graced the lips of man—a living message to a dying world—the good news of the kingdom—the gospel of our salvation.
- The church of the living God—with her ever-increasing fellowship, spiritual worship, mutual edification, loving service and sympathetic ministry to the needs of others, all in hallowed association with the sacred feast of the “Lord’s Supper” which we celebrate “In remembrance of Him! “Proclaiming His Death,” “Till He Come.” What a “blessed hope”! How fortunate we are to begin each week in such close communion with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
- And we have prayer. ‘What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer”! Let us take as our Golden Text the words found in Phil. 4:6-17 and, by the grace of God, make it our own rich experience.
— This is from a circular letter of G. A. Klingman, minister, to the membership, Washington, D.C. This was published in the April 1929 Word and Work. (Vol. XXII, No. 4)
- Bro. Klingman was the preacher at Portland Avenue Church of Christ (1894-1902)