Concordia Theological Monthly

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church work, high powered, pressure, salesmanship

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


High-Pressure Church-Work.

There is a very significant article in the New Republic of June 10, 1931, the gist of which is reproduced in the August, 1931, number of the Readers Digest. Its general line of thought is that of a similar article on porch-climbers in the Forum of April, 1931. Both articles speak at some length and with considerable frankness of high-powered salesmanship and of modern selling methods in general. And their conclusions are not at all favorable to this form of selling, with all the machinery that has been assembled to serve the end of this high-pressure salesmanship, which in its present form is a product of the world war.


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Psalm 69:35; Psalm 72:13; Zechariah 9:16; Matthew 1:21; 1 Timothy 1:15; Matthew 18:11; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 18:15; 1 Corinthians 9:19-20, 22; Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19; Luke 12:3; Matthew 10:27; Acts 8:37; Acts 16:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 11:29; Hebrews 5:12-6:3; Ephesians 4:14-16; 1 John 4:1 ff; 1 Peter 3:15; Mark 4:28; Romans 10:14, 17; Romans 9:16; Luke 14:28-33; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 3:5-7; John 3:30-31;

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