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Gems of truth 
We must make it a matter of thought and of diligent study to present the truth in that sincerity and earnestness that will inspire confidence and faith that we have learned of Jesus. A flash of light will come upon the pages and bright gems of truth will be revealed to you, and it will be the voice of God to you, as a fire shut up in your bones. You will want to speak of the Bible truths, for you will feel that they are the most precious riches, treasure the earth cannot give, and while you are talking to the people light will be given from heaven. We want to search the Scriptures for ourselves and to be thoroughly in earnest.  
Sermons and Talks, Volume 2, page 13
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Here is a list of the pages where a Key can be found
Key  Phrases
 -  Connection with Christ    
 -  God's will and God's way      
 -   Needed Now more then ever
 -   Penitence and faith
 -   Promises of God
 -  Revival of primitive faith and godliness
 -   See things as God sees them
  -  Shut out His presence    
  -  This will be our test
  -  Truth will be revealed   
  -  Value of the Latter Rain   
  -  If you are faithful  ( 44 )
  -  Warning regarding Satan's Work
  -  Let the members of the church have increased faith
  -  Practical Religion  ( 74 )
 -  Perfect in Christ   ( 112  )     >   seek to become perfect in Christ  (  )   
Key Topics
  -   'The Church's Great Need' -  Review and Herald, March 22, 1887 
  -   Modern Revivals   -  The Great Controversy, page 464 - 478
  -   Snares of Satan  -  The Great Controversy, Chapter 32
  -   The Golden Rule    ( see below )
 Key  Texts
   -  Great Controversy, page 487.2     In the Judgement
   -  Great Controversy, page 499.1     Satan's Rebellion    God's Government
   -  Testimonies, Volume 5, page 274    Perfect Understanding
   -  Great Controversy, page 516.3      The Great Deciever
  -   Patriarchs and Prophets, page 202.3   Remain upon the books of heaven
                                                                      Overcome by Satan
Gold Background indicates phrases about Preparing for the Time of Trouble

The  Golden  Rule  -  Do unto others
Here the noble, unselfish spirit of Abraham was displayed. How many under similar circumstances would, at all hazards, cling to their individual rights and preferences! How many households have thus been rent asunder! How many churches have been divided, making the cause of truth a byword and a reproach among the wicked! "Let there be no strife between me and thee," said Abraham, "for we be brethren;" not only by natural relationship, but as worshipers of the true God. The children of God the world over are one family, and the same spirit of love and conciliation should govern them. "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another" (Romans 12:10), is the teaching of our Saviour. The cultivation of a uniform courtesy, a willingness to do to others as we would wish them to do to us, would annihilate half the ills of life. The spirit of self-aggrandizement is the spirit of Satan; but the heart in which the love of Christ is cherished, will possess that charity which seeketh not her own. Such will heed the divine injunction, "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." Philippians 2:4.   Patriarchs and Prophets, page 132.3
But it is to the wrongdoer himself that we are to present the wrong. We are not to make it a matter of comment and criticism among ourselves; nor even after it is told to the church, are we at liberty to repeat it to others. A knowledge of the faults of Christians will be only a cause of stumbling to the unbelieving world; and by dwelling upon these things, we ourselves can receive only harm; for it is by beholding that we become changed. While we seek to correct the errors of a brother, the Spirit of Christ will lead us to shield him, as far as possible, from the criticism of even his own brethren, and how much more from the censure of the unbelieving world. We ourselves are erring, and need Christ's pity and forgiveness, and just as we wish Him to deal with us, He bids us deal with one another.  {DA 441.4}
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