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C. To show that he was the Son of God, and equal in power with God.
T. How did he perform them ?-C. By a word, or touch; sometimes on persons who were near, and on others who were at a great distance.
T. What did he generally require of those on whom he performed miracles ?-C. Faith.
T. Are we able, in any way, to imitate Jesus Christ in his miracles –C. Yes; by doing all the good that lies in our power.
T. Will Jesus Christ bless the endeavours of a little child, in doing good to others ?-C. Yes; for he hath declared, in Matt. v. 7.—" Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”
This Lesson may be extended, by the Teacher's inquiring of the children the names of those persons who were raised from the dead, restored to sight, &c., and other circumstances connected with these events.
[ Tune - Alfred.
CHARACTER OF JESUS CHRIST, OUR
References. Early Piety
Luke ii. 49. Forgiveness of injuries ...
Luke xxii. 34. Grief for the sins of others
Mark iii. 5. Humility of mind
Matt. xi. 29. Obedience to Parents ....
Luke 2. 51. Patience under Sufferings
i Peter ii. 21, 22. Praise and thanksgiving
Matt. xi. 25. Private prayer
Luke vi. 12. Pursuit of the Divine Glory . John xvii. 4. Reproof of sin
Matt. vii. 5. Self-denial
Phil. ii. 8. Submission to the will of God ...... Matt. 26. 39. Universal Holiness.
• Luke iv. 34. Unwearied activity in doing good .... Acts x. 38. Useful conversation
Luke xiv, 7.
"""" Victory over temptation
....... Matt. iv. 10, 11. Zeal for the worship of God
John ii. 17.
The Compilers recommend this lesson to be used by two Monitors- First Monitor, the character-Second Monitor, the text and reference. Here is a fine field open for gallery conversations, which, that Teacher, who studies the best interests of his little flock, will duly appreciate, and avail himself of.
A DIALOGUE ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST.
I've wanted long to speak with you.
And that is better far thun wealth.
Q. I wish to ask some questions, John,
Which, lately, I've thought much upon.
As God enables me to do.
That we, to his example bow'd,
Might also be the same to ours.
Of Christ's compassion shown to man?
For pard’ning love, and changing grace.
And bear the awful wrath of God ?
Where wicked souls for ever dwell. Q. Why did the precious Jesus bear,
The scourge of thorns—the painful spear? A. That, scourg'd and pierc'd, he might obtain.
Freedom for us from endless pain. Q. Why was he lifted up on high,
There, on the cross, to groan and die ?
And had not he, the sinner must!
And pris'ner be, himself, to death ?
And we might find it sweet to die.
What lesson does that theme afford ?
And rise, ourselves, to righteousness.
The school-bell ring-I'll haste for pray’r.
To seek for peace. - Good bye -Good bye.
The method of using this Lesson, must be obvious. Two little boys are called out-one to repeat the question, and the other the answers. The Teacher, afterwards, should by simple questious, endeavour to ascertain whether the children understand its meaning; and elicit Scripture texts from them, on the most important parts. We then
· Sing. [Tune – Bredby. Jesus, who liv'd above the sky, &c.
GOOD SERVANTS MENTIONED IN
Gen. xxx. 27. Joseph.-In Potiphar's House ... Gen. xxxix. 3. Moses.- In God's House
.... Numb. xii. 7. David. In Saui's House
1 Sam. xxii. 14. Obadiah.-In Abab's House ...... 1 Kings xviii. 3. The Little Maid.-In Naaman's House 2 Kings v. 3. Nehemiah. In the King of Persia's Service Neh. ii. Daniel.-In Darius's House ........ Dan, vi. 4. The Servant.- In the Centurion's House Luke vii. 2.
This Lesson may be used after the manner of Note on Page 32.
SINS TO BE AVOIDED IN THOUGHT,
WORD, AND ACTION.
References of Scripture. Atheism.-The fool hath said in his heart, there
is no God ............. Psal. siv. 1. Enmity. Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God, for it is not subject
can be .................... Rom. xiii. 7. Hypocrisy. That the triumphing of the wicked
is short, and the joy of the hypo-
References of Scripture.
be in any of you an evil heart of
........ Heb. iii. 12. Ingratitudc.-Yet did not the chief butler
remember Joseph, but forgat
him ........ ......... Gen. xl. 23. Lukewarmness.—So then, because thou art
lukewarm, and neither cold nor
mouth ................ Rev. iii. xvi. Pride.—Behold, I am against thee, O thou
most proud, saith the Lord Gud
shall find more favour than he that
fattereth with the tongue .... Prov.xxviii.23. Foolish Talking. Neither filthiness, nor fool
ish talking, nor jesting, which
giving of thanks ........ Eph. v. 4. Lying.– A false witness shall not be unpun
ished, and he that speaketh lies
............ Prov. xix. 9. Slandering.-He that hideth hatred with lying
lips, and he that uttereth slander
is a fool ............... Prov. x. 18. Swearing.–But above all things, my bre
thren, swear not; neither by