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A Dialogue.
Q. Kind Teacher, I am come to learn

In this short plain address, ---
By asking questions, that concern

My endless happiness.
A. Yes, child; but if you'd learn to run

The great salvation race,
Know, that the name of Christ alone

Can answer ev'ry case.
Q. By sin, my God and all is lost,---

Oh where may God be found ?
A. In Christ; for so the Holy Ghost

Shews by the Gospel sound.

R. But how shall I escape and flee

Th’avenging wrath of God ?
A. In Christ, who bore upon the tree

That whole amazing load.

Q. Then where's my title, right, or claims

To Heav'n's eternal bliss ? A. In Christ alone, that glorious name,--• The Lord our Righteousness.

Q. But mayn't the spirit, weak as grass,

Fail, ere it reach its length ? A. Jesus, the Lord,---thy Righteousness--

Will be the Lord, thy Strength.

Q. But may not Justice interpose,

And stand in Mercy's way!
A. Jesus did all the debt thou owest,

To Divine Justice pay.

Q. Where may mine eyes the pardon spy,

Unto my saving good ? A. In Christ's free promise, see it lie.-. In his atoning blood.

Q. Repentance must attend---but whence

Shall I this grace receive ?---
A. Christ is exalted as a Prince,

All needful grace to give.

Q. But how shall faith be had ? Alas!

I find I can't believe;
A. Christ is the Author of that grace ;

And faith is His to give.

Q. But where shall I be safe at last, ..

From hell and endless death ?
A. Christ is a Refuge from the blast

Of everlasting wrath.

Q. Why, Sir, is Christ the whole you say?

No answer else I find
A. Because, were Christ, our All, away,

There's nothing left behind.

The preceding Lesson is used in the Rostrum, by two Monitors; after which, the children should be questioned, or conversed with, on the subjects, and bring forward Scripture proofs, &c.





References. The relapsed Demoniac ......... Matt: xii. 43–45. Sower and the Seed ......... . Matt. xiii, 1–23. Tares and the Wheat ..........

Matt. xiii. 24-43. Springing Seed .....................

Mark iv. 26—29. Grain of Mustard Seed ............. Matt. xiii. 31, 32. Leaven .................................

Matt. xiii. 33–35. Hid Treasure ............

Matt. xiii. 44. Pearl of Great Price ..........

Matt. xiii. 45, 46. Net cast into the Sea................ Matt. xiii. 47–53. Unmerciful Servant .......

Matt. xviii. 21—35. Labourers in the Vineyard..... ......... Matt. xx. 1-16. Wicked Husbandmen ................... Matt. xxi. 33-46.











References. Obedient and Disobedient Sons Matt. xxi. 28-32. Wedding Garment ........

Matt. xxii, 1–14. Ten Virgins...........

Matt. xxv. 1-13. Good Samaritan ...............

Luke x. 30-38. Rich Fool ............ .....

Luke xii. 16–21. Barren Fig Tree ............................

Luke xiii. 6-9. Lost Sheep ..........

Luke xv. 1-7. Lost Piece of Money...

Luke xv. 8–10. Prodigal Son ......

Luke xv. 11-32. Unjust Steward .......

Luke svi. 1-13. Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke xvi. 19-31. Unjust Judge .........

... Luke xviii. 1-8. Publican and Pharisee ..

Luke xviii. 9-14. Talents ......

Matt. xxv. 14–30.

In the general instruction of the School by this Lesson, one, two, three, or more children may be called out, each one giving out the subject of the Parable, and where it may be found in the New Testament; after which, the Teacher may sometimes take up any one, and question the children as to its meaning. We subjoio an example.

T. What is a parable ?-C. An instructive story.

T. Who spake the parables we have now been repeating ?-C. Jesus Christ.

1. Why did Jesus Christ instruct his disciples by parables ?-C. That they might the better understand the lesson he wished to teach them.

T. In the parable of the tares among the wheat, who is meant by the man sowing the good seed ?-C. Jesus Christ.

T. What by the field ?-C. The world.
T. What by the good seed ?-C. Good people.
T. What by the tares !--C. Wicked people.
T. Who by the enemy ?-C. Satan.
T. What by the harvest ?-C. The end of the world.

T. Who are meant by the reapers !--C. The angels of God.

T. On the whole, what may we learn from this parable ?-C. That, although God permits good and bad people to live together in this world, they will be separated in the next. T. Who will separate them ?-C. The angels of God.

T. What will be done with the wicked ?-C. Sent to everlasting misery

T. What with the good ?-C. They will be received into heaven, where they will shine as the sun, in the kingdom of God their Father, throughout the countless ages of eternity.

T. May you, and I, dear children, be made partakers of this blessedness.

Sing: [Tune -- Portugal New.
He spake of the Sower, who scatter'd the seed.
The Tares 'mong the Wheat, which some wanted to weed.
The Leaven conceal'd in three measures of meal.
The Treasure that one took and hid in a field.
Th’ Unmerciful Man, whom his kind Lord forgave,
On his poor fellow-servant no mercy would have.
Ten Virgins, of whom five were wise and awake;
The other five slumber'd, nor oil did they take.
The Master, who Talents to his servants did give.
The Prodigal Son, who in riot would live.
The Rich Fool, that hoarded his wealth in great store,
Would pull down his barns, and build up many more.
A Samaritan, kindly, the poor man relieves,
Who, in trav’lling to Jericho, fell among thieves.
The Fig Tree, on which no fruit could be found,
By mercy is spared another year round.
The Lost Sheep recover'd, that wander'd astray,
Causes greater rejoicing than many that stay.
The poor man with sores, laid at Dives's gate,
After death was exalted o'er him, who was great.
Two Men that went down to the Temple to pray,
The one, who was humble, came happy away.
The Shepherd so good, kept his flock from alarms,
Both the young and the tender he bore in his arms.

That Shepherd is Jesus ;—the lambs who are weak,
Are we little children ;-then Him let us seek.
In his arms he will bear us to happier folds,
Free from sin and from sorrow, while eternity rolls!


References. Raising the dead ...... Luke vii. viii. John xi. Healing the sick ......... Mark iii. Lukeiv.-v.&c. Cleansing the lepers .......... Matt. viii. Luke xvii. Casting out devils ...... Luke iv. Matt. viii. Luke vjii. Making the deaf to hear ...... Mark vii. Making the dumb to speak .... Matt. ix.-xii. Making the blind to see ...... Matt. ix.-XX. John ix. Walking on the sea .......... Matt. xiv. 22-23. Calming the tempest ...... Matt. viii. 23-27. Feeding five thousand men, with

five barley loaves, and two

small fishes ............. John vi. 1-15. Feeding four thousand men, with

seven barley loaves ...... Matt. xv. 32-39. The tribute money ........ Matt. xvii. 24-27. Escaping the Jews, by making himself invisible

.......... John viii. 59. Cursing the barren fig-tree .. Matt. xxi. 18-22. Miraculous draught of fishes .. Luke v. 1-11. Turning water into wine ...... John ii. 1-11.

This Lesson is used in the same manner as the preceding one. The following is a specimen of our mode of applying it.

T. What is a miracle ?-C. Something that man cannot perform without the power of God.

T. Who performed the miracles we have been speaking of ?-C. Jesus Christ.

T. Did ever any one, beside Jesus Christ, perform a miracle?-C. Yes.

T. Who ?-C. Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, and the Apostles.

T. Who gave these persons the power to work miracles ? --C. God.

T. Who gave Jesus Christ that power?-C. No one; for he was God, and, therefore, wrought them by his own power.

T. Why did Jesus Christ perform miracles ?

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