W8115 SERMON NOTES BY REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN
Jun 1 1935 [approximate date]1
From: ['Whitehern,' Hamilton, Ontario]
John 4 [Jesus meets the woman of Samaria at the well]
Acts 3: 19,20 [".......your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord......."]
Is there any word in the language that falls more pleasantly upon the ear and offers more delightful thoughts to the mind than that word: Refreshing.
In the heat & grime of the city streets it speaks to us of green fields, cool woods & sparkling waters.
It suggests life-giving showers falling on a parched & thirsty garden. It is applicable to more truly delightful things than any other one word I can think of.
Now just how can the word be applied? ...........
But such sober things ..........
Four kinds of Refreshing
I. REFRESHING OF A NEW FREEDOM
II. REFRESHING OF A NEW VIEW
Refreshing of a New view
It is more than 30 years ............
So God refreshes us with a new view of life when we turn to Him.
1. New in its Breadth--the prairies room for all--see all as brothers instead of sep. cong.
2. New in Height--"Unto the Hills." Sight of Alps lifted heart to heaven and God. Their majesty suggests His, and His power means our protection.
3. New it its Limitless Length--View from the Jungfrau most memorable. Such a limitless view has to be from a height. So it is only when God lifts us into Heavenly places with Christ & God that we can see our anxieties as little. We need the long view to lift us over our disappointments to see a good time coming.
Wm. Smith & Marion.
III. REFRESHING OF A NEW MISSION
IV. REFRESHING OF A NEW COMRADESHIP
There is something here more refreshing than woods & water.
How can we make our own all these?
Turn, keep turning, abide.
1 We have selected the date of 1935 based on the few clues in the sermon. Calvin's mention of the Alps suggests that the date is likely to be after he had taken his European tour in 1931. Also, the mention of "more than thirty years" suggests his more mature years. This sermon was likely written for the patients at the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium where Calvin was chaplain from 1920 to 1950.