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Proceedings of the Thirtieth Anniversary at Cleveland, Ohio, 1902
to Christ and his love for the brethren which was quite reviving
to his hearers.
    Topic 2nd on program was then taken up for debate.  Exe-
gesis, Spiritual Hunger and Thirst, Matt. 5th chap., 6th verse,
Rev. Richard Meredith introduced in a most interesting and im-
pressive mannar.  Additional remarks were made by Revs. Ev-
erett, Jackson, Robinson, Prowd and others.  The brethren said
to hunger and thirst after righteousness is to exercise a zealous
desire for the heart, soul and mind to be filled with righteousness
and holiness for the glory of God and our Savior, so as to enable
us as believers in Christ to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus.
    Topic 3rd.  Essay Growth in Grace, II Pet., 3rdchap., 18th
verse.  Rev. R. D. Phillips delivered a most interesting and
beautiful address on the subject of Growth in Grace, and in the
knowledge of our Blessed Christ.  This topic was debated on by
many of the brethren.
    It was the voice of the brethren that in order to be a good
successful servant of Christ it was the duty and obligation of
each and every one to cultivate his mind and brain with knowl-
edge of Christ and his heart with grace. Knowledge and grace
most co-operate together.
    Rev. I. V. Bryant, of Gallipolis, O., was appointed to preach
at 8 o'clock p. m.
    Committe on program was appointed:
    Rev. R. D. Phillips, Rev. C. H.  Washington, Rev. E. J.
Woodward, Rev. Joseph Spells, Rev. O. O. Jones.
    Motion to adjourn prevailed. Hymn, "Praise God From
all Blessings Flow."  Benediction by Rev. J. M. Riddle
          TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 7:30--NIGHT SESSION.
    Western Union Baptist Minister's Institute met, President
Rev. R. D. Grant, in the chair. Meeting opened by singing
hymn 556, "Let Zion's Watchmen all Awake, and Take the
Alarm They Give." Prayer by Rev. Obadiah Jones. Rev. I.
V. Bryant, of Gallipolis, O., was introduced as the preacher.
Text, Prov. 14th chap., 34th verse. "Righteousness exalteth a
Nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
    The brother proceeded to give a brief explanation of the
wisdom of Solomon. He said that it is not that seemeth to be,
or even that as led by the conscience of some, but that which is


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