Tom Patterson - Almonte Convention, Ontario, Canada - Thursday Evening, July 1953

For the Kingdom’s sake, David slew Goliath.

1 Chronicles, last chapter, David and the people offered willingly to the Lord.  God remembered others for David’s sake.  Jesus gave Himself for us that He might deliver us from this present evil world.  Jeshuran objects of God’s special delight. 

What God’s people are:  1 Corinthians 6:11; l Corinthians 3:9

Labouring with God, not for God.  Ye are God’s husbandry or farm or garden spot.  The old world is a desert.  A garden is fenced, dug up, disked, etc.  God comes with a grubbing plow first to get weeds out, as pride, bad habits, etc.  God won’t  sow His seed in a brush pile.  Our nature is weedy enough to make us need to keep weeding.  When weeds get all the food from the ground, the crops are poor.  If you are God’s garden spot what kind are you, weedy or cultivated? 

1 Peter 5:2, God’s house. 

1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Christ lives in other people’s human lives now. 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “All things were created by God for God.”  By Him we are and were created.  God bought and paid for us and if we won’t let Him have it we are selfish. 

2 Corinthians 3:2, “Ye are our epistle.  [In] the last four verses of Chapter 2, it calls us a savour of His knowledge, a sweet savour of Christ, etc.  God’s television is His people. 

Philippians 2:14,15,16, a great place to fill, but only as He gets full control.