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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.
He caused the deaf his voice to hear ;
The dumb proclaim'd their Saviour near;
The blind rejoic'd to have their sight,
And the lame leap'd with great delight.
Diseases at his bidding fed,
And life re-visited the dead ;
He bade the raging tempest flee;
He calmly walk'd upon the sea.
And wond'ring multitudes he fed,
With a few tish, and loaves of bread;
By his own power he left that grave,
To which he stoop'd, our souls to save;
And numerous witnesses record
The resurrection of our Lord.


Compassion to the distressed ...... Matt. xx. 34.
Contextment in a low condition ...... Luke ix, 58.

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.

Sing. [Tune--Colesham.
Dear children haste--the call obey,
Take up th' example of the Lord !
His practice is thy living way, .
Thy guide, His pure unerring word,
The lovely perfect pattern read,
And haste in all his steps to tread.

Q. Good morning, John-pray how d’ye do ?

I've wanted long to speak with you.
A. I thank you, James -- I'm bless'd with health,

And that is better far thun wealth.

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Q. I wish to ask some questions, John,

Which, lately, I've thought much upon.
A. With pleasure, James, I'll answer you,

As God enables me to do.
Why was the Saviour born a child ?
Why was he always meek and mild ?

That we, to his example bow'd,
Might never augry be, nor proud.
Why did the Lord, while here below,
Obedience to his parents show ?
That we, with all our little powers,

Might also be the same to ours.
Q. What lesson learn we from the plan,

Of Christ's compassion shown to man?
A. To do his will, to seek his face,

For pard’ning love, and changing grace.
Why did he sweat great drops of blood,

And bear the awful wrath of God ?
A. To save us from the flames of hell,

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 ?
A. He died, because the law was just;

And had not he, the sinner must!
Q. Why would the Lord resign his breath,

And pris'ner be, himself, to death ?
A. That, in his grave, our sins might lie,

And we might find it sweet to die.
The resurrection of our Lord -

What lesson does that theme afford ?
A. That we should trust him in distress,

And rise, ourselves, to righteousness.
I thank you, John,-but hark! I hear

The school-bell ring-I'll haste for pray’r.
A. Yes, without that, 'tis vain to try

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.


Eliezer.-In Abraham's House ...... Gen. xxiv. 2.
Jacob.-In Laban's House

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.




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
to the law of God, neither indeed

can be .................... Rom. xiii. 7. Hypocrisy. That the triumphing of the wicked

is short, and the joy of the hypo-
crite but for a moment ...... Job, xx. 5.,


References of Scripture.
Infidelity.—Take heed, brethren, lest there

be in any of you an evil heart of
unbelief, in departing from the
living God ......

........ 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
hot, I will spue thee out of my

mouth ................ Rev. iii. xvi. Pride.—Behold, I am against thee, O thou

most proud, saith the Lord Gud
of hosts, for thy day is come that
I will visit thee ............ Jer. 1. 31.

Flattery.—He that rebuketh a man, afterward

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
are not convenient; but rather

giving of thanks ........ Eph. v. 4. Lying.A false witness shall not be unpun

ished, and he that speaketh lies
shall perish

............ 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
heaven, neither by the earth,
neither by any other oath ; but
let your yea be yea, and your
nay, nay-lest ye fall into con-
demnation ................ James v. 12.

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