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Title: Darton's Sunday pleasure book
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Title: Darton's Sunday pleasure book
Alternate Title: Sunday pleasure book
Physical Description: viii, 283 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Taylor, Helen L ( Helen Louisa ) ( Author )
Miles, H. J. A ( Illustrator )
Wells Gardner, Darton & Co ( Publisher )
Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: 1898
Subject: Bible stories, English -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Christian life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Manners and customs -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Coloring books -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
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General Note: Date from t.-p. verso.
General Note: Some of the contents, arranged for twenty-six Sundays, originally appeared in Sunday reading for the young. These articles have been rewritten by Helen L. Taylor.
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Full Text


'Excellent for our little ones on Sunday. They can learn, they can paint, they can
read, and all from these capital little books.'-Church Bells.

With Outline Illustrations, by Helen Miles, for Colouring. Sm. 4to. 6d.

Easy Bible Reference Work for Children, with several Illustrations for
Colouring. Small 4to. 6d.

Designed with a view to promote Bible Reading. Printed on superfine
paper, with Ruled Lines. Illustrated by Helen Miles. Small 4to. 6d.

A Series of Bible Outlines, printed on Superfine Lined Paper, for the
Little Ones to Colour and Write about. Imperial 8vo. Is.; cloth, Is. 6d.
'The publishers improve on the educational idea, which is at the root of the
Kindergarten system, of making children teach themselves in their amusements. In
"Happy Sunday Afternoons for the Little Ones" this firm, so pleasantly associated
with a long history of juvenile recreation, supplies the means of self-improvement by a
series of simple Bible outlines, to colour or write about either from memory or by
reference to the Scriptures themselves.'-The Daily Telegraph.

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Simple Outlines to Colour and Illuminate. 4to. coloured boards, Is.;
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Literary World.








THE right observance of Sunday is a subject that must fre-
quently occupy the minds of all thoughtful parents. There are,
unhappily, so many distracting influences at work, so many calls
on the time of parents, and such a general and wide-spread feeling of
indifference, that any return to the quiet simplicity of our early days
should be welcome. We can most of us recall the simple lessons
learned 'at mother's knee,' and, happily, their influence is felt long
after other lessons have faded from our minds.
No attempt has been made in the following pages to supply a
consecutive Bible lesson-book, because this has frequently been done
before; but such employment is given as will tend (as has been
abundantly proved) to make Sunday a bright and happy day. The
contents are very varied; even the little ones will find in these
pages pleasant and suitable occupation, while many of the subjects
dealt with may be profitably worked out by young and old together.
If recreation is required by elder or more skilled readers, the outline
pictures can be re-drawn and coloured. A key to the whole is
provided, printed separately on coloured paper.
The volume is mainly the outcome of contributions and sug-
gestions made by numerous parents, teachers, and readers of Sunday
Reading for the Young, which was .started some years ago by Canon


J. Erskine Clarke. Though Canon J. Erskine Clarke has ceased for
some time to be connected with this popular Magazine, it is never-
theless indebted to him for one of the most widely appreciated
forms of Sunday recreation.
In every case, Miss HELEN L. TAYLOR, Author of 'Little
Christian's Pilgrimage,' has carefully re-cast or re-written such of
the papers as originally appeared in the pages of Sunday Reading
for the Young.


ACROSTICS ... ... .. 4, 70, 75
Badger, 106 Goat, 147
Bear, 250 Horse, 191
Came], 22 Locust, 208
Crocodile, 45 Sheep, 67
Deer, 86 Wild Boar, 106
Fish, 206 Wolf, 6
'BIBLE NAMES, 4, 16, 28, 35, 49, 65, 68, 79,
98. 111, 117, 134, 137, 148, 168, 179, 203,
213, 235, 244, 258
BIBLE PICTURES, 34, 77, 116, 157, 198, 239
SAlmonds, 188 Laughter, 49
Angels, 21 Leaves, 88
Arrows, 94 Locusts, 208
Baskets, 134 Magicians and Sor-
Bbars, 250 cerers, 149
Bethlehem, 16 Marriages, 82
Branches, 89 Merchants, 153
Brides, 84 MusicandMusicians,
Briers and Thorns, 265
114 Needlework, 119
Burdens, 176 Nuts, Lentils, &c.,
Camels, 22 154
Candles and Candle- Old Age, 189
sticks, 199 Ornaments, 108
Carpenters, 331 Ovens and Cooking,
Chains and Bonds, 102
201 Peacemakers, 252
Chariots, 185 Pearls, 223
Courts and Palaces, Pharisees and Pub-
193 licans, 162
Crowns, 1 Pools, 241
Doves, 60 Precious Stones, 48
Dreams, 130 Prisoners and Cap-
Feasts, 267 tives, 78
Figs, 169 Reeds and Rushes,
Fish, 206 175
Fringes and Phylac- Repentance, 101
series, 166 Rings,Ear-rings,&c.,
Goats, 148 109
God's Providence, Runners, 27
141 Sacrifices, 71
Grapes, 64 Salutations, 224
Hidden Treasures, Sandals and Shoes,80
182 Sheaves, 130
Horses, 190 Sheep, 67
HuntersandDeer,87 Shields and Spears,
Intemperance, 99 137
Jezreel, 210 Sieges, 180
Labour, 38 Songs, 199

BIBLE QUESTIONS (continued):-
Spices, 155 The Sea of Galilee,
Spinning and Weav- 168
ing, 124 The Seasons, 203
Stoning, 121 The Vine, 63
The Ark, 258 The Willow, 216
The Blind, 160 lTools and Wood, 282
The Crocodile, 45 Veils, 195
The Cross, 144 WildBoarandSwine,
The Hours of the 106
Day, 220 Windows, 240
The Jordan, 110 Wine, 98
The Law and Com- Wine-presses, 133
mandments, 229 Wolves, 6
BIRDS OF THE BIBLE ... 127, 271
CROSSES ... ... ... 142, 158, 170, 194
CROWNS ... ... ... ... 1,13,35
DOUBLE ACROSTICS 210, 219, 255,262
EASY PAINTING ... 2, 50, 93, 172, 209, 251
HIDDEN TEXTS, 27, 40, 59, 82, 90, 100, 118,
129, 143, 151, 158, 183, 215, 223, 267

Heavenly Gifts, 65 Thy F
Peacemakers, 253
JEWELS ... ...
LEAVES ... ... ... 87

lock are we, 12

46, 57, 68, 83
,107,117, 128

Eating, and Reclin. Salutations, 224
ing at Table, 269 Tents and Taber-
Fringes and Phylac- nacles, 32
series, 165 Veils, 195
Ovens, 102 Wine-press, 99, 133
MISSING BIRDS ... ... ... ... 128
MISSING CITIES ... ... .. ... 226
MISSING PLANTS ... ... ... 245
MISSING VERSES, 104, 141, 153, 171, 190,
MISSING WORDS, 12, 21, 31, 43, 53, 62, 73,
81, 95, 101, 111,123, 145, 164, 174, 230, 234


MOTTOES TO PAINT, 13, 37, 57, 78, 98,
125, 137, 160, 179, 199, 221, 244, 264

A Burden, 176
A Carpenter, 231
A Chariot, 186
A Corner-stone, 54
A Cross, 144
A Labourer, 38
A Marriage Proces-
sion, 82
A Peacemaker, 253
A Runner, 26
A Sacrifice, 71
A Shepherd, 7
A Siege, 180
A Sun-dial, 221
A Wine-press, 99,133
An Angel, 20
An Apostle, 42
An Eastern Bride, 84
An Eastern Tent, 263
Arrow and Quiver, 94
Branches, 89
Briers and Thorns,
Candle and Chains,
SCourt of a Palace, 193
Dove, 60
Eastern Oven, 102
Eating andReclining
at Table, 269
Egyptian Musicians,
Figs, 169
Fringes and Phylac-
teries, 166
Grapes, 64
Moses,the Law-giver,

Mother and Babe,
48, 49
Mount Hermon, 211
Myrrh, 155
Needlework, 119
Nuts, Lentils, &c.,
Ornaments, 109
Pitchers and Wells,
Raven, Hawk, and
Sparrow, 272
Reeds and Rushes,
Rose, 246
Salutations, 224
Sandals and Shoes,
Sheaves, 130
Shield and Spear, 138
Spikenard, 149
Spinning, 124
Temple andPriest, 70
Tents and Taber-
nacles, 32
The Ark, 259
The Blind, 161
The King, 5
The Martyrdom of
Stephen, 121
The Parables of
Christ, 39, 81, 100,
162, 163, 185, 243
The Pool of Heze-
kiah, 241
The Queen, 15
Veils, 195
Willows, 216

72, 91, 120, 131, 152, 173, 192, 212, 233, 254

Almond, 188
Briers and Thorns,
Myrrh, 155
Nuts, Lentils, &c.,

Reeds and Bushes,
Rose, 246
Spikenard, 149
Vine, 63
Willow, 216



Bethlehem, 16 Th
Nazareth, 228 1
The Jordan, 110

219, 242, 270
46, 142, 209
... ... 140-
e Sea of Galilee,

51, 63, 75, 84, 103, 113, 125, 132, 155, 163,
185, 196, 205, 225, 268
SEEKING AND FINDING, 25, 69, 111, 161,
196, 226, 247
TEXTS TO COLOUR, 8, 24, 33, 44, 55, 66,
76, 85, 96, 105, 115, 126, 135, 146, 156, 167,
177, 187, 197, 207, 217, 227, 238, 249, 260,
THE LORD'S PRAYER, 15, 57, 95, 132, 159,
194, 226, 229, 236, 240, 247, 251, 257, 263,
162, 163, 181, 201, 202, 222, 237, 243, 267
THE SHIELD OF FAITH, 11, 56, 97, 136,
178, 218.
29, 41, 51, 74, 92, 112, 121, 139, 150, 183,
203, 213, 235, 247, 255.
WELLS OF THE BIBLE ... ... 261


... 78, 169, 181, 264-

... ...




CROWNS are worn by kings and by conquerors; bytlbose wliho
rule and by those who overcome. Coronets, which are small
crowns, are worn by people of noble birth. In some countries
a bride wears a crown on her marriage-day; and a wreath, which is
the simplest form of crown, is often laid upon a coffin or a grave..
So we see that a crown is always a sign of honour or respect.
Can you colour the crowns which have been drawn for you?
Then try to find the answers to some easy questions.

1. Who robbed a dead king of his crown ? 2 Sal u Io .
2. Who are said to be the crown of old men ?'9r6~t 6r AV/,6
3. Who was compelled to place the king's crown on the head of
his own enemy ? /br vl .//.
-4. Who wore a crown of thorns that we might wear a crown of
glory? S.Mataflitwx x i. 2 I Rhr. v. 4
5. What did St. Paul say to the Corinthians about 'a corruptible
crown?' I Cn'vitz/'s. Ix. 25.
6. Who cast their crowns before the throne of God ? evlCL -n. Io,
(Continued on page 13.)

[Paint the circles with the colours named in the texts.]

SHE heaven was

with clouds.'

1 Kings, xviii. 46.

line in the window.'

3. His branch shall not be

Joshua, ii. 21.

Job, xv. 32.

-4. Her clothing is silk and



Proverbs, xxxi. 22.

The two men in the picture lived together, but their servants
quarrelled, and this led them to separate. In choosing a new home, the
younger man acted foolishly, and in the end lost all that he possessed.
Where did he go, and what relation was he to his companion ?

r ---:
"=~ "

[The first letters of the missing words form a name which means a crown.']
1. 'The Lord their God shall save them; they shall be as the
4 .fu/....... of a crown.' Zechariah,,.q ... .../.6.xL
2. 'When they had platted a crown of thgR?........, they put it
upon His head.' St. Matthew, .27..C-. ..29...t2
3. Doth the crown endure to eM y. generation ?'
Proverbs, ............ ............
4. 'Woe to the crown of .tAde...............' Isaiah, ..J..
5. 'Thou crownedst him with glory and h P. l t.....' Hebrews, .2Zd..7.
6. 'His ........ were as a flame of fire, and on his head were
many crowns.' Revelation, ./l.4& ..l2... V
7. 'Hold that fast which thou hast, that ..2 <...... man take thy
crown.' Revelation, ..3..a, ...IL.Q...

[I. The initials of the kings by whom the following words were spoken will give the name of
one who began his reqgn badly, and ended it well.]
1. 'Blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies
into thine hand.'
2. 'Help us, 0 Lord our God, for we rest on Thee.'
3. 'I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added,
unto me.'
4. The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as
it seemeth good to thee.'
5. 'There hath not failed one word of all His good promise.'
6. 'To-day the Lord hath wrought salvation in Israel.'
7. 'Keep silence.'
8. 'What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me?'

The picture can be coloured.
[II. The.initials of the kings to whom the following verses refer will give the names of two
kings who began their reigns well, and ended them badly.]
1. While he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of
David his father.'
2. 'Behold, his bedstead was' a bedstead of iron.'
8. 'Because he humbleth himself before Me, I will not bring the evil
in his days.'
4. '0 Lord our God, save us from his hand.'
5. 'The king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison.'
6. 'He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not
with a perfect heart.'
7. 'I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.' -
8. In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord.'


1. Which prophet twice speaks of a time when the wolf and the
lamb will live peaceably together ?
2. Of whom does Jeremiah say, A wolf of the evenings shall spoil
them ?'
3. Whose horses were said by lHabakkuk to be 'more fierce than
evening wolves ?'
4. Of what city does Zephaniah say 'her judges are evening wolves ?'

The picture can be coloured.

Who are compared to wolves in the Sermon on the Mount?'
To whom did Jesus say, 'I send you forth as sheep in the midst of
wolves ?'
In which parable does Jesus mention a wolf ?'
When did St. Paul speak of Christ's church as a flock, and its
enemies as wolves ?

What does

the Bible say


Shepherds ?"


The picture can be coloured,

A Text to colour.

[The initials of the persons to whom reference is made will tell you what St. Paul hated in his
youth, and loved in his old age.]
1. 'This woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
2. 'The king stretched forth his hand to vex certain of the church.'
3. The hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not
seeing the sun for a season.'
4. 'A devout man, ............ which gave much alms to the people,
and prayed to God always '
5. The people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and
not of a man.
6. Our helper in Christ.'
7. She opened not the gate for gladness."
8. 'The chief ruler of the synagogue believed on the Lord, with all
his house.'
9. 'Immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave
not God the glory.'
10. 'He oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.'
11. 'Very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence.'
12. 'A just man, and one that feareth God.'
13. Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrec-
tion is passed already.'
14. She 'perished not with them that believed not, when she had
received the spies with peace.'
15. The son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the
16. 'A man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost.'
17. 'A beloved brother,. and a faithful minister and fellow-servant
in the Lord.'

WHAT do we mean by the Church ? The flock of which
Jesus Christ is the Shepherd, and of which all baptized
Christians are the sheep.
At first this flock was very small, and during His life upon earth
Jesus guided and cared for it Himself. When He ascended into
Heaven, He gave it into the charge of twelve under-shepherds, whom

we call the Apostles, and they, in their turn, handed on the work to
Have you ever watched a flock of sheep leaving the fold-yard to
wander over some mountain-pasture ? They do not all go the same
way. Some take one path and some another, but they are all bent on
the same work, finding food ; they are all marked with the same brand,
and when evening comes they will all be gathered into the same fold.
If we bear this in mind, the story of our Church will not seem so sad
and puzzling.
When we look round us to-day, we see that Christ's flock is no
longer one. The under-shepherds have. not always been wise or
faithful, and the sheep have often been wilful and disobedient. They
have wandered in unsafe places, and many have strayed far from the
fold ; but they are still Christ's sheep, and in His own good time He
will once more gather them together, and there will be, as at the first,
'one fold and one Shepherd.'
This thought will help us to understand why Christ's most faithful
servants do not speak bitterly of those who differ from them in their
way of serving God. They know that while we are in this world we
shall find nothing that is perfect, and although they are always ready
to help those who are in doubt or ignorance, they are content to leave
the work of judgment to the Good Shepherd.
Even in the days of St. Paul, when those who had seen Christ and
heard His words were still living, all Christians did not think alike;
and, as time went on, they began to pay too much attention to their
differences. They quarrelled over them, and even fought about them,
and at last became so unlike their Master that they persecuted each
other, torturing and killing those with whom they could not agree, so
that the heathen nations were no longer able to say, See how these
Christians love one another.'
In these days we have learned to be less cruel, but there is still
much bitterness and unkindness between those who ought to love and
bear with each other for the sake of the one gentle Shepherd who gave
His life for them all. So, dear children, let us try to have no share
in this un-Christian feeling, but strive to think and speak gently of
those who differ from us, even if we think they are mistaken. We
may feel quite sure that all who really love and try to follow Christ
will find Him, and that the best way to hasten the time when there
shall be 'one fold,' is to love one another.'
(Continued on page 18.)

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SThe first letters of the missing words form one of the titles oj ChrOst.]
1. 'The Lord tp.O.k.. me as I followed the flock.' Amos, .7../S.....
2. We are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His ..&.rti
Psalm Q.Ky ...
3. Give c;0., 0 Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like
a flock.' Psalm 1S, /....
4. 'He made His own people to go forth like sheep, andf l~de
them in the wilderness.' Psalm .7a, 52.
5. H.caleth Hi A W.z sheep by name.' St. ohn, t.A, 3...
6. T^ g0.t d Shepherd.' Ezekiel, ai.,.3..
7. 'The sea-coast shall be dW. e2 nd cottages for shepherds.'
Zephania, 2-/. ......
8. 'They fainted, and were scattered abroad as sheep having no.
she-head.' St. Matthew, 6...
9. The Lord of hast5. hath visited His flock.' Zechariah, ,h..$t....
10. 'He that.t. e din by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.'
St. John, LQZ......
11. Ye, My flock, the flock of My b astUh~ re men, and I am your
God.' Eekiel, S.4,51..
12. Upon the hbgh mountains of Israel shall their fold be.' Ezek.3..14,.
13. 'My flock was scattered upon all the face of the e4rzab Ezk. 5/y4
14. 'Ye were as sheep going astray, but are nowfrtltra.unto the
Shepherd.' 1 Peter, 2.,2 ..
15. 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the d.O.Q.7 of the sheep.'
St. John, 101.Q ....
Thy flock are we, dear Saviour;
And Thou our Shepherd art,
Who guards the pastures where we dwell,
And bids all ill depart,!
In every hour of danger,
Wherever we may be,
Thy loving-kindness knowing well,
We place our trust in Thee !
0 Lord, forsake us never,
Till perils all be past;
And lead us, in Thine own good time,
To thy sure fold at last.

Thy sheep are apt to wander,
And find themselves astray,
Then for their gentle Shepherd's care,
In piteous need are they !
In such sad times, 0 Saviour,
Lest they misguided fall,
To save them from the tempter's snare,
Be near them when they call! E. 0.

[Fill in the missing words, and theirfirst letters will form the motto. The motto can be'di'aw n-
and painted in a copy-book. Ifpreferred, the letters can be pricked out.]
S 1. 'Be patient, therefore, 2i thkreunto the coming of the Lord.'
James, v. 7.
2. Tribulation worketh patience; andpatience I.rP.t A Rom. v. 8, 4..
3. 'Let patience have her~e.rYftC. work.' .Tames, i. 4.
4. 'Truly the signs of an ajozfTewere wrought'among you in all
patience.' 2 Corinthians, xii. 12.
5. The tr.yMg of your faith worketh patience.' James, i. 3.
6. 'Followers of them who through faith and patienbeinJ.e tthe.
promises.' Hebrews, vi. 12.
7. 'Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the .l.....
of the Lord.' James, v. 11.
8. Ye have L.n .d of patience.' Hebrews, x. 36.
9. 'Rejoicing in hope, patient in t~ib 12atianKomans, xii. 12.

CROWNS (continued).
TO-DAY we will look for texts in which crowns are mentioned'.
Copy each text into your drawing or copy-book, and, instead
of writing crown,' you can draw a crown wherever the word!
comes in, and colour it carefully.
Now, is there any Bible crown whicli you are likely to wear on
earth ? In the Proverbs of Solomon we read, The hoary head is a.
crown of glory.'

Sometimes people are sad when they see the silver threads be-
ginning to shine amongst their hair. They do not wish to put on
the Crown of Age, and to feel that their life in this world is
drawing to a close. It reminds them of work that is unfinished, of
duties that have been neglected, of pleasures which they love so dearly
that they cannot bear to think how soon they will be over. To them
it is a Crown of Shame.
But the end of our verse speaks of something better. 'If it be
found in the way of righteousness.'
God's faithful servants welcome the signs of age. They have been
working hard, and they are growing weary. They rejoice to think
that the evening is coming on, and that they will soon be at rest for
ever with the Master whom they have striven to serve. The Crown
of Age is indeed to them a Crown of Glory.
Dear little ones, pray every day that if God spares you to wear
this earthly crown, it may bring you, not regrets and sorrow over a
misspent life, but the peace and happiness which are the reward of
faithful labour.
Perhaps God will not leave you here long enough to wear this
crown, but He has prepared another which is brighter and more
beautiful. 'Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the
Crown of Life.' However young you may be when God calls you
Home, you will not be too young to receive this precious gift. Only
love Him with all your heart, and try each day to serve and obey
Him, and although you may be quite a-tiny child, one of His shining
crowns will be given to you.
There are crowns for little children,
Above the bright, blue sky i
And all who look to Jesus
Shall wear them by-and-by.
(Continued on page 25.)

I.-' Our Father.'

THE prophet Isaiah
says, '0 Lord,
Thou art our Father,'
and St. Paul writes, in
his epistle to the Ro-
mans, 'We are the
children of God.'
How does an earthly
father treat his child-
ren? He loves them.
He protects them. He
provides for them.
Can you find texts
to show that God does
the same for us ?

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[Give the names of the following Queens.]
1. A queen who disobeyed her husband and was punished.
2. A queen who disobeyed her husband and was forgiven.
3. A queen who feared that her son would not be allowed to succeed
his father.
4. A queen who murdered her grandchildren in order that she might
keep the crown for herself.
5. A queen who led her husband into grievous sin.
6. A queen whose father gave her a city for a wedding present.
7. A queen who received news which caused her to take a journey.
8. A queen who was sent by her husband to consult a blind prophet.
9. A queen whose treasurer became a Christian.

[To what Queens do the following verses refer? The first letters of the missing words will
give you the name of one of them.]
1. 'Let the king give her royal e'ta2teunto another that is better
than she.' fsm$.er. -,/9. Ki s X.13.
2. She turned and went to her own country, she and her Sf?..yi?
3. 'When she came. to the thr.holiof the door, the child died.'iKinqs.yv,,.
4. 'Slay her not in the hon.S of the Lord.'2-hron.xxui/,i4.
5. 'Think not with thyself that thou shalt es5.ca/e in the king's
house.'Estuhr. iv, i3.
6. 'Even her he -rmnavedfrom being queen, because she had made
an idol in a grove.' Chron,.x V, /

1. Which of the patriarchs buried his wife near Bethlehem ?
2. Who gleaned in the fields of Bethlehem, and afterwards married a.
good man who had great possessions there ?
3. What famous king was born at Bethlehem ?
4. When did three soldiers risk their lives to obtain water for their
leader from the well of Bethlehem ?

5. Who came from a far country to seek a king in Bethlehem ?'
6. Whose birth made Bethlehem one of the most famous cities in the-
world ?



[The initials of the persons to whom the verses refer will give you the meaning of the
name Bethlehem.]
1. 'When he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the
people together, he demanded of them where Christ should
be born.'
2. He shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of
thine old age.'
3. God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark
of God.'
4. I will bring him that he may appear before the Lord, and there
abide for ever.
5. 'There shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.'
'6. 'The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his,
father, his father would die.'
7. She went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers.'
8. My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends:
for ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is right.'
9. 'Behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of
many nations.'
10. 'He was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly
to look to.'

IN the second part of the Bible, which we call the New Testament,
we find four books containing the story of Christ's life upon
earth. Of these, the first and last were written by the Apostles,
Matthew and John, the second iby St. Mark, who was the nephew of
St. Peter, and the third by St. ,Luke, a Christian physician, who for
many years was the faithful friend and companion of St. Paul. The
fifth book of the New Testament was also written by St. Luke, and in
it he tells us how the twelve Apostles carried on the work which Jesus
had given them to do; how they first established the Christian Church
in Jerusalem, and then travelled from place to place, teaching and
baptizing. both Jews and Gentiles. This book is called the Acts of
the Apostles, and-for- every one who believes in Jesus Christ it is the
beginning of the Church story.
Before His Ascension, Jesus gave His disciples certain commands.

First, they were to wait at Jerusalem for the promise of the Father.'
Then they were to go 'into all the world, and preach the gospel to
every creature,' baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Ghost.' Jesus also promised to give them
certain special blessings which would help them in their work.
'These signs," He said, 'shall follow them that believe : in My name
shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues ; they
shall take up serpents ; and, if they drink any deadly thing, it shall
not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
recover.' And, last of all, came the gracious words which have helped
and comforted so many of Christ's faithful servants in times of bitter
pain and trial, 'Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of
the world.'
The little company were upon the Mount of Olives, near to
Bethany, when Jesus left them and ascended into Heaven. How
lonely they felt when He was out of sight How they must have
wished for one more loving glance, for one more word of counsel !
But He was gone, and they were left behind, a few poor men and weak
women, among a whole nation of unbelievers. Would it not be better to
return quietly to their homes, and carry on their ordinary work ? If He
had been put to death by His enemies, how could they hope to escape ?
Thoughts like these may have passed through their minds as they
stood together upon the hill-side, gazing upwards as if in hope that
their Master might appear to them once more. This could not be, but
they were not left long in, their sorrow. Behold, two men stood by
them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand
ye gazing up into Heaven ? This same Jesus, which is taken up from
you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go
into Heaven.'
They were no longer comfortless. The angels had given them
something to hope for. Perhaps some of them remembered the, story
which Jesus had told them of the master who took a far journey,
leaving his house in the care of his servants, and 'to every man
his work.' They must waste no time in weeping for their loss. They
must begin at once to obey the commands which Christ had given
them. Who could tell when He would return, and require from each
of them an account of what they had done ?
(Continued on page 29;)

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1. When did a lonely traveller dream of angels passing between
earth and Heaven?
2. For whom did an angel prepare a meal in the wilderness ?
3. To whom did an angel say, Blessed art thou among women ?'
4. To whom did a multitude of angels appear upon the hills near
Bethlehem ?
5. Where was Jesus when the 'angels came and ministered unto
Him ?'
6. Who was led forth from a prison by an angel ?

To whom were the following words addressed by angels ?
[The first letters of the missing words will gire tte name of a Prophet who requested for himself
that he might die,' and was comforted by an angel.]
1. Though thou detain me, I will not ........ of thy bread; and if
thou wilt offer a burnt-offering, thou must offer it unto the
2. 'The ......... is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.'
3. 'Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here;
lest thou be consumed in the ............ of the city.'
4. 'Arise, and eat; because the ............ is too great for thee.'
5. 'Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou ..........
unto him.'
6. Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her ...........'

To what incidents do the following verses refer ?
[The first letters of the missing words will give (1) the name of a King who saw the angel of the
Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand,' and (2) the
name of an Apostle to whom an angel brought comfort during a storm at sea.]
7. 'I know of a surety that the Lord hath sent His angel, and hath
........... m e.'

8. Then the angel of the Lord went forth,. and smote in the 'camp
of the ........., a hundred and fourscore and five thousand.'
9. The angel o the Lord stood in a path of the ........ a wall
being on this side, and a wall on that side.'
10. 'There appeared unto him an angel of the Lord, standing on the
right side of the altar of .............
11. 'The angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, .and came and
rolled back the stone from the .................., and sat upon it.
12. 'At the ninth hour I ............ in my house, and, behold, a man
stood before me in bright clothing.'
13. 'The Lord commanded the angel, and he put up his sword
.......... into the sheath thereof.'
14. 'There appeared an angel ............ Him from Heaven, strength-
ening Him.'
15. 'My God hath sent His angel, and hath shut the ............
mouths, that they have not hurt me.'

1. Who found a traveller by a well, and drew water for him and for
his camels ?
2. Who 'came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery, and
balm, and myrrh? '
3. Of what nation do we read that 'both they and their camels were
without number?'
4. Who slew two princes and took 'the ornaments that were on
their camels' necks ?'
5. When did four hundred young men escape for their lives upon
camels ?
6. Who came to Jerusalem 'with camels that bare spices, and very
much gold,, and precious stones?'

7. Of what city does Ezekiel say that it shall be made a stable for
camels ?'

8., Who wore a garment of camels' hair?

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"WHEN we are in need, we seek for some one to help us, but
we do not always find what we want. There is only
One Friend who will never fail us. We may seek Him
every day of our lives, and be sure of finding Him; and, whatever our
need may be, He will not send us away unsatisfied. St. Paul says,
y My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.'
How can we seek God ? By telling Him in prayer of our need;
and, if we wish to know 'something of His riches, we must search
in the Bible for the promises which He has given. Will you try to do
this ? Here are seven little prayers, one for each day in the week.
Can you find seven promises to meet them ?
1. 'Lord, to whom shall we go ?' St. John, vi. 68.
2. '0 Lord, be not far from me.' Psalm xxxv. 22.
3. '0 Lord, pardon mine iniquity.' Psalm xxv.11.
4. '0 Lord, deliver my soul.' Psalm vi. 4.
5. 'Lord, be Thou my helper.' Psalm xxx. 10.
6. 'Let Thy mercy, 0 Lord, be upon us.' Psalm xxxiii. 22.
7. 'Hear my prayer, 0 Lord.' Psalm xxxix. 12.

CROWNS (continued).
IF I held up a crown, all shining with jewels, and promised that
we would have a race, and that any one might run who
wished, and that the crown should be given to the winner,
would you not all try to obtain it ? Supposing I promised even
more, saying, There is a crown made to fit each of you, and you
can have it if you will show that you really want it, by making
some. effort for it.' Would you turn away, or would you begin at
once to prove that you cared for the crown, and hoped some day
to wear it ?
In the days of St. Paul, there was a famous race-course near
Corinth, where men ran for a prize. It was only a wreath of pine-
leaves, not a crown that would last; but the honour of winning it
was so great that men were ready to deny themselves all kinds of
pleasure, and to undergo very severe training, in order to fit them-
selves for the race. When St. Paul wrote his first letter to the

Corinthians, he reminded them of this, because he knew that, if he
compared the Christian life to a race, they would all understand
what 'he said.'
'So run,' he writes, 'that ye may obtain. Every man that
striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things' (ready to give
up, anything that would lessen his chance of winning). 'Now, they'
(that is, the runners of whom the Corinthians were so proud) 'do
it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.'
This incorruptible crown is the Crown of Life, which God offers
to each of His faithful servants, not only to the one who serves
Him best. Surely we must all be eager to win it How can we
prove that we really wish for it ? We must follow the example of
those ancient runners, and give up everything that hinders us in
our race. All the little faults, which hang about us like weights
and make it difficult for us to run in the way of God's command-
ments-pride, selfishness, a quick temper, wilfulness-we must put
away all these, and 'run with patience the race that is set before
us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.'
(Continued on page 35.)

1. After what battle did a man run to Shiloh, with his, clothes rent,
and with earth upon his head?'
2. After what battle did a soldier say to his captain, 'Let me now
run and bear the king tidings ?'
3. When did a prophet run before the chariot of a king ?
4. Who coveted the goods of a rich man, and ran after him to
obtain a gift by deceit ?
5. Of what does David say it 'rejoiceth as a strong man to run
a race ?'
6. Of whom does Isaiah say, 'They shall run and not be weary ?'
7. Who ran before Jesus, and climbed into a tree that he might
see Him ?
8. Which of Christ's disciples ran to the sepulchre on the morning
of His Resurrection ?

[One of six things which Solomon tells us are hated by the Lord. Take one word from
each verse to form the hidden text.]
1. 'Make straight paths for your feet.' Hebrews, xii. 13.
2. 'It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of
God that sheweth mercy.' Romans, ix.16.
3. 'Narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be
that find it.' St. Matthew, vii. 14.
4. 'I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the
swift.' Ecclesiastes, ix. 11.
5. 'They which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize.'
1 Corinthians, ix. 24.
6. 'There came one running, and kneeled to Him.' St. Mark, x. 17.
7. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left.' Proverbs, iv. 27.
8. 'If we tarry .... some mischief will come upon us.' 2 Kings, vii. 9.

To what women do the following verses refer ?
[The first letters of the mussing words will give the name of a Shepherdess for whom
stranger 'rolled the stone from the welts mouth and watered the flock.']
1. 'She hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and .........
again unto the well to draw water.'
2. 'Thou hast given me a south land; give me ........... springs
of water.'

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3. 'Tlv ............ and drew water, :.x1 tle'i-'. the tru..:l to water
their !iher's fl:hk.'
4. 'Sir, thou ........... within to draw with, and the well is 't-ep.'
5. God opened her .. ....... and i saw a well of water.'
'6. T,: ':i],A of the ............ -.mrd her by a tinut.-.in of water
in the wilderness.'

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A the time of our Lord's Ascension, the Jews were 1'. ':,i'
forward to the second of their great yearly feasts, the F.::-i
of Weeks. St. Luke calls it by its Greek name, the Feast of
Pentecost. Pentecost means 'the fiftieth,' and this feast betanl on
the fiftieth day after the Passover. It was the Jews' harvest f .-ti-.:l.
and each man offered before the Lord two loaves made from the
flour of the corn which had just been reaped. Many Jews who
came from, a distance to keep the Passover remained at Jerusalem
until the close of this second feast, and others whose homes were
nearer returned to the city a day or two before it 1,-a: ; so that :l
houses were always filled with guai.ts. and the streets and the courts
of the T'--ple must have been ,_,rj-ti..nufly cr(.1-ld.1..
Seven weeks had passed since the Galilean Te .:l'-:. Jesus of
Nazareth. had been crua-ifiedl upon 1MIlimt Calvary. iTheI Jews could
reel.y have forgotten all the i'[ra.,--': '1-.in-2 which had a.'t:..-i.-'-l
:.i the day of His de:-h-the sudden darkness. the earthquake, and
the reui'k..tz :.1 the Temple veil. ThEi. fi- davs aT. came the
-tory of the Rm:nmn soldiers, who had been bribed by the priests to
say, 'His dis.lple' came by night, and stole Him away while we
-lent.' His followers had .ii4.:-,,,rt t md. if ther- were some among

the Jews who had begin to think, on the day of His Crucifixion,
that it uilrl.hit, after all, have been He which should have redeemed
Isiael,' the hope in their hearts had died away, and they no longer
believed that He was the Messiah.
But, on the first day of the feast, a strange rumour spread
through the city. The little company of disciples had been seen
once niire, and were amazing the people by their words." As they
stood in the crowded 't,'A-,t. the multitude pressing round them said
to each other, What meaneth this ?'-for these Galilean fishermen,
who had never been beyond the borders of their own land, were
.-,-'liih"' not only in Hebrew, but in many other languages, so that
Pa rih;ia-, Medes, Egyptians, Cyrenians, Romans, and Arabians
I, vi-,.ll i, n;iLr 'We do hear them speak in our tongues the
i\-..l1,'id.l works of God!' And another change had come over the
disciples. Th:e were no 1:i, r cowards, but brave and earnest men.
Peter, who a few weeks before had not dared to own that he knew
Jesus, now Vilitcl up his voice without fear, and declared that the
words s.-"lon long ig-,i by the prophets had been fulfilled, and that
Jesus .tf N:u-:LrL:h,- W\ lom 'ye have taken and by wicked hands have
:ru;i.-ii! and lI;ini.' was indeed the long-expected Christ.
At s:t-':. some of the crowd mocked the disciples, -a;iyln, These
men are 'fill o' new wine;' but the people soon saw that this was
not true, : l, as they listened to Peter's earnest words, they were
S. ,'*.1 in their heart,' and -i,'-, 'Men and brethren, what shall
we do ?'
The 'promise of the Father,' the baptism of the Holy Ghost, had
been given. IL that very r ,.A'inig, while the little ,ompary were
assembled in the upper room, where they had been livr:; ieti -
t,, :,..: since their Lord had left fl.. -i ttL-e,- had heard 'a sound
.. :. '., as ., a --. mighty wind,' and had seen 'cloven
tongeas .. as of fire' which rested mini,. each of them, and they
were 'filed with the TH1oly- 'Ti:.t.' The power which Cl(ri-t had
priniised came np'r n tl., and ti- n that time trh-v were witn,.-s-
unto Pci -i.. as H: n;m.l said, both in Jerusalem and in ai.i.i and in
Samaria., and unto the uttermost parts .. the earth.'
'-: r; I onlyy one answer to make to the cry of the m-hiti1u-,
..-,nat. and be, ~i !.!-; every one ..' you in the name of Jesus
i "' I -i i the remission of and vr- r l-.1 receive the trifr, of the
Holy _.: t G. But so --.:VI..t). a did that ti'rT sermon, i.'en;hehd in
the v*i..-'"i'...i ,e.:."-t, i R--.r L.. \\ho 1:ho-.-'," it, that St. Luke tells us
the same l.- tri,'er. r ,: -:.k-. unmto them n:i;'~n t tib-e tr,.':iL;


[The initials of these twelve names will give one of the titles of the Holy Spirit.]
1. One whom St. Paul calls My own son in the faith.'
2. One of the two men of whom he 'says, 'Their word will eat as
doth a canker.'
3. One whom he calls 'The first-fruits of Achaia unto Christ.'
4. One of two men whom he baptized at Corinth.
5. One of whom he says, 'The Lord grant unto him that he may
find mercy.
6. One of whom he says she 'bestowed much labour on us.'
7. One of three men of whom he says, 'They have refreshed my
spirit and yours.'
8. One of whom he says, 'Receive him as myself.'
9. One whom he mentions as chosen in the Lord.'
10. One whom he calls 'My partner and fellow-helper.'
11. One of two people whom he desires to be of the same mind in the
12. One to whose mother he sends a salutation.

{The first letters of the missing words will give the names of a Tentmaker and his wife.
The pictures may be coloured.]
1. 'They brought in the ............ of the Lord, and set it in
his place in the midst of the tabernacle.' 2 Samuel, ............
2. 'Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make
ready ......... three measures of fine meal.' CGenesis, .....
3. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the taber-
nacle of the ............
shall flourish.' T T abenamle in tvle Wilderss.
Proverbs, ............
4. How goodly are thy
tents, 0 Jacob, and thy '\ -- '
tabernacles, 0 ......'
Numbers, ...... ......
5. 'All your days ye
shall dwell in tents,
that ye may live many
days in the ............
where ye be strangers.'
Jeremiah, ............ '

6. 'Sisera fled ............
on his feet to the tent
of Jael, the wife of
Heber the Kenite.'
Judges, ..........
7. 'Jacob was a .........
man, dwelling in tents.'
Genesis ..... ......
8. 'Moses laid up the '
......... before the Lord
in the Tabernacle of wit- mrpg, te yeast o Tabernacl .
ness.' Numbers, ............
9, Thou shalt put away
............ far from thy
Job, ..........
10. 'God shall enlarge Ja-
pheth, and he shall
dwell in the -tents of

Genesis, ..............
11. 'They came up with
their ........ and their
tents, and they came
as grasshoppers for
Judges, ...........
12. 'Ye shall dwell in
booths seven days ; all
that are ......... born
shall dwell in booths.'
Leviticus, ............
S 13. 'They arose and fled
in the twilight, and left
"-- "'":' "- ~ their tents, .... and
E AND TABRNACLE fled for their .......
2 Kings, ..........
14. 'A cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of
the ......... filled the tabernacle.' Exodus, ............
15. 'Babylon shall never be inhabited . neither shall the.........
pitch tent there.' Isaiah, ...... ....

33 -34

[The initials will give the name of a Prophet's mother.]
1. A prophet who fasted forty days and forty nights.
2. The husband of a prophetess who. dwelt under a palm-tree.
3. A prophet who reproved a king for showing his treasures to
4. A prophet who ministered before the Lord in his childhood.
5. A prophet who at one time of his life was an herdman and a
gatherer of sycamore fruit.
6. A prophet who pronounced a blessing when he was expected, to
pronounce a curse.
7. A prophet in whose hand twenty loaves of barley were made to feed
one hundred men.
8. A city to which a prophet was journeying when he was overtaken
by a mighty tempest in the sea.
9. A prophetess by whom God sent a gracious message to a young

CROWNS (continued).
ALTHOUGH the crown of life is offered to every one, God will
not give it to those who do not care to receive it. He
bestows it only on His faithful servants, who, whether their
lives have been long or short, have really striven to do His will.
How can we be sure that we are serving Him in the right way ?
If you have a difficult piece of work set before you, do you not say,
' Please show me how to do it, and then I will try.' That is just
what we must say to God.' Teach me Thy way, 0 Lord.' And
when He has taught us what to do, we must do it with all our might.
In order that we may known exactly how to please Him in our
lives, God has given us a pattern to copy, the holy life of Jesus, of
whom St. Peter says, He left us an example,' that we should 'follow
in His steps.' We must do this diligently, humbly, and prayerfully.

Long ago, a great King prepared a piece of work for his servants.
It was very large, and some parts of it were very difficult. He divided
it amongst them, giving to each a task according to his age and
ability, and when all was finished, the large pieces and the little pieces,
the easy ones and the difficult ones, were to be joined together and
made into a perfect whole.
'Here,' said he, 'is a pattern for you. I have made it myself, so
that I know how hard some corners will be to turn, and how difficult
you will find it to smooth down some of the edges. Here are the
tools and materials that you will need, and here are written rules for
you to follow. I shall be near you while you are working, and if you
need help you have only to ask me for it. Some of you will have to
work for many hours, and some for few, but to every faithful worker I
will give a crown of gold.'
Then the faces of the servants shone with 'pleasure, and they
determined to show their King how beautifully they could do his
work. They were quite eager to begin, and at first they were all very
industrious, and each one read his rules, and looked carefully at the
pattern placed before him. But after a time, one made a mistake, and
had to take out a piece of his work. The King was close to him, but
the servant was proud. He would not ask for help. He went on
trying to put the work right by himself, until it grew into such a
hopeless tangle that he gave it up, and cried with vexation. But the
King did not help him until at last he sobbed out, 'Oh, Master, I
cannot do this! will you show me how?'
Then a bright light shone over the work, and the King's hand
touched the tangled threads, drawing them out into even lines, and the
servant went on again in a humbler spirit, not trusting to himself as
before, but asking from time to time, Master, is it right ?'
One by one the tasks were finished, and the servants were called
away to receive their crowns. Other work was brought out, and new
workers filled the vacant places, and at last an old man, who had
toiled on patiently from the beginning, began to think, Can the
Master have forgotten me ?' A shadow passed over his face, but it did
not rest there long, for he thought, No, that cannot be; I have only to
call, and he always answers,' and as, he sat at work he whispered,
Master, art thou really here ?' and the answer came, I will never
leave thee.'

This old patient worker had done much for his fellow-servants.
To some he had given a cheering word, or a helping hand. He warned
some who began to play, and forgot their task. Others he helped to
find the tools they had mislaid, and to straighten out the threads that
were becoming confused, and as he went on doing this, he said to
himself, Perhaps this is my reward, for it is blessed to be allowed
to help the Master as well as to work for him.'
At last his long task was ended, and he was called to receive his
crown, but it was not merely a circlet of gold. Every act of kindness
shown to his fellow-servants had been turned into a precious jewel,
and these jewels shone like stars upon the crown for ever and ever.
What is the meaning of our story ? Just this : Our King and
Master has given to each of us a life to live, according to the pattern
of His own. He has provided us with tools and materials, time,
talents, and opportunities, and our rules are written for us in the Bible.
He is always near to help us if we are in any difficulty, and the
oftener we seek for His guidance, thebetter will be our copy of His
work. We must be diligent and prayerful, and we must not think
only of ourselves. Our lives are to shine before men,' that is, we are
to live so that others may be helped by our example. In this way, we,
like the old servant, may work with our Master, as well as for Him.

[Fill in the missing words, and their first letters will form the motto. The motto can be draws
and painted in a copy-book. If preferred, the letters can be pricked out.]
1. 'If any man serve Me, let him AZLo W.... Me.' St. John, xii. .
2. 0x. is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.'
St. Matthew, xxiii..,
3. If ye L .V.'. Me, keep My commandments.' St. John, xiv. JS:
4. He that loveth Me, shall be lvead, of My Father.' st. John, xiv../,
5. aCtt..y.. till I come.' St. Luke, xix. 3,

6. He that followeth Me, shall not waLk... in darkness.' st. John, viii. 12,
7. If any in. A.iwill come after Me, let him deny himself.' St. Luke, ix.2a,
8. 'I have given you an examLtghat ye should do as I have done
to you.' St. John, xiii. IS'

1. How many days has God
given us in which to
labour ?
2. What does Solomon say
about 'the sleep of a la-
bouring man?'
3. For what did Jesus tell the
multitude they were not
to labour ?
4. In which of His parables
does He speak of la-
bourers ?
5. To whom does St. Paul say,
'We are labourers together
with God ?'
6. Whom did he call his com-
panion in labour ?'

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[Write the story of this parable in
your own words, and give its



St. Matthew, xx. 1-16.

[Take one word from each verse to form the hidden text, which is a command to be obeyed
by all God's servants.]
1. 'Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.'
Ecclesiastes, ix. 10.
2. Without Me ye can do nothing.' st. John, xv. 5.
3. What shall we do, that we might work the works of God ?'
St. John, vi. 28.
4. What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love
mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God ?' Micah, vi. 8.
5. Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord
Jesus.' Colossians, iii. 17.
6. 'Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto
men.' Colossians, iii. 23.
7. The night cometh, when no man can work.' St. John, ix. 4.
8. 'Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto
their children.' Psalm, xc. 16.
9. Establish Thou the work of our hands upon us.' Psalm xc. 17.
10. 'God shall bring every work into judgment.' Ecclesiastes, xii. 11.

[The initials of these names will give one of Christ's last commands to His Apostles.]
1. 'An ambassador in bonds.'
2. 'He did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord.'
3. 'A cunning hunter, a man of the field.'
4. An eloquent man and mighty in the scriptures.'
5. 'A fugitive and a vagabond in the earth.'
6. The Lord was with him, and he prospered whithersoever he went
7. All, as many as obeyed him, were scattered and brought to nought.'
8. 'I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit.'
9. 'A scribe of the law of the God of heaven.'
10. 'A doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people.'
11. 'He wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all
that were before him.'

12. 'There was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person
than he.'
13. She hath been a succourer of many.'
14. 'He had this testimony, that he pleased God.'
15. 'The beloved physician.'

THE Temple at Jerusalem had ten entrance gates. Nine of them
were overlaid with gold and silver, but the tenth, which was
called the 'Beautiful Gate,' was of Corinthian brass. It was
on the eastern side of the building, and was larger and more splendid
than any of the others. These gates led into courts -or porches, paved
with marble and roofed with cedar. Only the priests and Levites were
allowed to enter the Temple itself, but the porches (especially at the
time of any great feast) were often thronged with people.
In the southern countries of Europe, beggars who are blind or lame
almost always spend their days upon the steps leading to the churches,
asking alms of those who pass by. Nineteen hundred years ago, the
beggars of Jerusalem did just the same. They were led or carried by
their friends to the gates of the Temple in the early morning, and
remained there until the evening. Charitable people gave them money,
and many of them must have been well known both to the priests and
the worshippers.
Not long after the Feast of Pentecost, Peter and John were passing
through the Beautiful Gate at the hour of evening prayer, when a man,
whoin they must often have seen before, spoke to them. He was more
than forty years old, and had been lame all his life. Every day his
friends laid him down at the Temple gate. He must have seen Jesus
and His disciples pass in and out, and no doubt he had heard of the
Crucifixion, and of the wonderful way in which, although their Master
had been taken from them, the followers of that strange Galilean Teacher
were gathering round them a large company of people, who believed
that Jesus was really the long-expected Messiah. Perhaps he knew
Peter and John by sight, but he did not know how great a gift God
was about to send him through their hands.
St. Luke says he 'asked an alms,' and when Peter replied, Look on
us,' he thought they were about to give him money. But Peter said,
'Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee !' He

had something better than money, and he was willing to use it for
the help of this poor cripple. Christ's promise to His disciples had
been, not only that they should 'speak with new tongues,' but that
they should lay hands on the sick, and they should recover.'
'In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.'
What a wonderful command Every one who heard it must have
paused to see what would happen. Peter took the lame man's hand as
he spoke, and raised him from the ground, and 'immediately his feet
and ankle-bones received strength; and he, leaping up, stood, and
walked, and entered with them into the Temple, walking, and leaping,
and praising God.'
The people were amazed. The news flew quickly from one to another,
and as Peter and John led the man through the Beautiful Gate, and into
the court called Solomon's
Porch, a crowd gathered
round them, eager to see
what had been done, and
ready to listen to anything
the two Apostles might
say. Peter had now lost
all fear, even in the Temple
court, where he knew that
at any moment he might
be seized by the angry
priests. He turned at once
to the people, saying,
'Why marvel ye at this,
or why look ye.so earnestly
on us, as though by our
own power or holiness we
had made this man to
walk?' and then he went I
on boldly, telling them in
the plainest words that
they had denied and cruci-
fied the Son of God, that
He had risen from the
dead, and that 'His Name,
through faith in His Name,
hath made this man strong, ,
whom ye see and know.' outline to colour.
(Continued on page 51.)

\Thefirst letters of the missing words willform a name given by Jesus to two of the Apostles.]
Upon what occasions were the following words spoken by Jesus
Christ ?
1. 'All things are possible to him that .............
2. 'Take heed that ye despise not one of these little .............
3. 'Take heed that ye do not your ............ before men.'
4. 'Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My ........., He will give
it you.'
5. 'Ye are the salt of the ............
6. 'Blessed are ye, when men shall ............ you, and persecute you.'
7. 'Herein is My Father ............, that ye bear much fruit.'
.8. Love your ............, bless them that curse you.'
9. 'Enter ye in at the ............ gate.'

To which of His Apostles did Christ address the following words ?
1. 'Arise, and be not afraid.'
2. Ye know not what ye ask.'
3. 'Be not faithless, but believing.'
4. Tarry ye here, and watch with Me.'
-5. Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat ?'
.6. 'Wherefore didst thou doubt ?'
By which of the Apostles were the following questions asked, and
what answers did Christ give ?'
1. 'Lord, why cannot I follow Thee now ?'
2. 'Lord, wilt Thou that we command fire to come down from
Heaven ?'
.3. 'Lord, we know not whither Thou goest, and how can we know
the way ?'
4. 'Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive
5. 'Lord, how is it that Thou will manifest Thyself unto us, and not
unto the world ?'
6. Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do ?'

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1. What do we read in the book of Job about the teeth of Leviathan ?
2. About his neck ?
3. About his scales?

4. About his courage ?
5. In which Psalm do we read of God destroying Leviathan and the
'dragons in the waters ?'
6. What king was called by Ezekiel 'the great dragon that lieth in
the midst of his rivers ?'

'I do set my bow in the cloud.' Genesis, ix. 13.
IN every life there are times of sunshine and times of shadow, but
God in His mercy gives a rainbow with each cloud to those
whose eyes are opened by faith to see it. The bow is formed by
the sunlight of God's goodness shining through the raindrops of our
sorrow, and the Bible is full of passages which illustrate this. Shall
we try to find some of them ?
Here are six verses which speak of trouble. Write opposite to
them any words from the Bible which you think would be helpful or
comforting, and so light up the cloud as with a rainbow.
1. Man dieth, and wasteth away.' Job, xiv. 10.
2. He hath made me weary.' Job, xvi. 1.
3. Mine eye poureth out tears.' Job, xvi. 20.
4. He hath set darkness in my paths.' Job, xix, 8.
5. 'They whom I loved are turned against me.' Job, xix. 19.
6. My familiar friends have forgotten me.' Job, xix. 14.

WHAT are jewels ? precious stones, which we value for their
beauty and their rarity. Men take much trouble to obtain
them, high prices are paid for them, and those who possess.
them count them as treasures, and guard them with the greatest care.
Jewels are often mentioned in the Bible, for the people of the East
have always loved to collect and wear them. We read of kings who
possessed large stores of precious stones, with which they adorned
themselves and their favourites, and of women wearing them; as they
do still, either set in gold or silver, or sewn upon their clothing.
When Moses prepared the garments to be worn by Aaron, the first

high priest, he made a breastplate of cunning work,' and 'they set in
it four rows of stones.' These were all precious stones, and upon each
was engraven the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, so that
Aaron might bear them upon his heart, when he entered the Holy
Place, for a memorial before the Lord continually.'
When Solomon built the Temple, jewels were used to beautify its
walls and furniture, and in St. John's vision of Heaven he saw the
Holy City with its foundations 'garnished with all manner of precious
Eighteen precious stones are named in the Bible, and to these we
may add Pearls, which, although they are not stones, are
always counted as jewels. Will you find out their names, and
write them in the spaces prepared for you ?
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1. From whom did David take a crown, 'the weight whereof was a
talent of gold with the precious stones ?'
2. From whom did Solomon receive gold and precious stones ?
3. Who prepared 'onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones,
and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones,' for a
building which he knew he would never see ?
4. Who garnished God's House with precious stones for beauty ?'
5. What king made himself treasuries
for silver, and for gold, and for
Precious stones, and for all manner
.'..--^ of pleasant jewels ?'
6. Of whom does Ezekiel say that they
S' brought precious stones into the
Markets of Tyre ?
7. To whom did God give special skill
J to work' in the cutting of stones,
Sto set them?'
1.. 8. When did a king find precious
'/ jewels upon the dead bodies of
I his enemies, after a battle in which
-. / his army had taken no part ?

[The initials of these five Mothers will give you the name of one of them.]'
A mother to whom God gave a son in her old age.
A mother who was her son's 'counsellor to do wickedly.'
A mother who watched for many days and nights by the dead'
bodies of her sons.
The mother of the first musician.
A mother who lent her son to the Lord.

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HE name of the baby in the picture means laughter. When he-
was born, his mother said, 'God hath made me to laugh, so
that all that hear will laugh with me.' Who was she, and
what was the baby's name ?
1. Who laughed when God told him that he should have a son in his
old age ?
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2. Of what animal is it said 'He laugheth at the shaking of a spear ?'
3. On what occasion do we read of Jesus that they laughed Him to
scorn ?'
4. Who laughed at the promise of a blessing which she did not expect
to receive ?'
5. Of what king did God say, 'The daughter of Zion hath laughed
thee to scorn ?'
6. Who was laughed at by his enemies for planning to restore a
ruined city ?
7. By whit king were letters sent into the country of Ephraim and
Manasseh, 'but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them? '


upon me, and my bones are burned

with heat.'
Job, xxx. 30.
'The Moabites saw the wateron the other
'The range of the side as

mountains is his pas-
ture, and he searcheth
after every
'In the court of the garden of


fastened with cords of

The priest
shall take cedar-
wood, and hys-
sop, and
Numbers, xix. 6.


as blood.'
2 Kings, iii. 22.

thing.' Job, xxxix. 8.
the king's palace, where

and 0 hangint

fine linen and
Esther, i. 5, 6. C
Upon the table of
bread they shall
spread a cloth of
Numbers, iv. 7.

'The branches thereof are made


.' Joel, i. 7.


' My skin is


[The initials of these twelve persons will give-(1) the name of a Captive, who received great
honour in a strange land, and (2) the name of a King who showed him much kindness.]
1. 'A silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana.'
2. As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be
childless among women.
3. 'This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our
4. He saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant.'
5. Thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth.'
6. 'Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.'
7. 'He fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five
8. He was as light of foot as a wild roe.'
9. 'The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee.'
10. 'When they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his
bedchamber, and they smote him and slew him.'
11. His name spread far abroad, for he was marvellously helped, till
he was strong.'
12. 'Our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many
of us.'

IT was not long before the priests heard what had happened, and
hurried to the court in which the Apostles were speaking. They
were followed by a company of the Sadducees, who had very
likely assembled for the evening sacrifice; and the captain of the

Temple, whose duty it was to keep order amongst the worshippers,
was with them also.
The Sadducees, who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead,
were filled with anger against the two men, who, not content with
declaring that the crucified Jesus was the Son of God, were persuading
the people that He had risen from the tomb, and was even now able to
grant power and blessing to those who had faith in Him.
The preaching of the Apostles was quickly stopped, and they were
led away and imprisoned until the morning. But the people had seen
the miracle. They knew the man too well to have any doubt that he
had really been a cripple, and was now able to walk as other men.
Only God could have done this, and the Apostles must surely be His
servants. The astonished crowd felt that what these men said must
be true, and 'many of them which heard the word believed.'
On the morning of the next day, the Sanhedrin, or council, came
together, and the Apostles were brought before them. Did they
tremble at the sight of so many priests and elders and scribes ?
Were they afraid to speak of Jesus in the presence of so powerful an
assembly ? No! We may be sure that during the hours they had
spent in prison they had thought much of their Lord and Master, and
that many of His words had come back to their minds to help and
strengthen them. Had He not warned them that this trouble would
come upon them, and had He not said, Take no thought beforehand
what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate, but whatsoever shall
be given you in that hour, that speak ye ; for it is not ye that speak,
but the Holy Ghost?'
SSt. John was known to the High Priest's household, and some
of those who were present remembered that both he and St. Peter
had been amongst the followers of Jesus. But Jesus had been
put to death. Why, then, were His disciples still preaching to the
people ?
The court was open to those who cared to be present at any trial,
and the man who had been healed had come to see what would happen
to his friends. With him, no doubt, were many of those who had
seen the miracle, and this made it difficult for the council to deal with
their prisoners.
'By what power,' they asked, or by what name have ye done

this ?' Perhaps it would be possible to accuse the Apostles, as they
had accused Christ, of seeking the aid of Satan.
Then Peter, 'filled with the HolyGhost,' made a bold profession of
the truth. 'By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye
crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man
stand here before you whole.' Then he reminded them of the old
prophecy, that 'the stone which the builders rejected should become
the head of the corner.' They had indeed despised and slain the Son
of God, but His Church had been established on a sure foundation, and
could never be overthrown. He was the true and only Saviour.
' There is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby
we must be saved.'
What could the priests and elders say ? They sent the Apostles
out of the council chamber, and consulted together. The miracle
could not be denied, and its. workers could not be charged with any
crime in performing it. All that the council could do was to forbid
the Apostles to continue preaching; but when St. Peter and St. John
were commanded not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus,'
they had only one answer to make: Whether it be right in the sight
of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we
cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.'
(Continued on page 74.)

[The first letters of the missing words will form one of the titles of Christ.]
1. 'Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a I. .r' stone,
a precious corner stone, a sure foundation.' Isaiah, li6..
2. 'The stone which the builders refused is become the kV9aLd ...
stone of the corner.' Psanm .,/.60.2.,
3. A chief corner-stone, .L Zr ..., precious.' I Peter, .2.p.,....
4. 'A living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but 4Ca .sa... of
God.' I Peter, .Z....
5. For ,r.'1... foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which
is Jesus Christ.' 1 Corinthians, ..,//.....

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6. 'It fell not, for it was founded upon a l Jk.......'
St. Matthew, ..
7. There is none beside Thee; .h.ei2e.fis there any rock like our
God.' 1 Samuel, rt2......
8. Blessed be my rock, and let God of my salvation be t1al.2'A~r
Psalm .lS., h..
9. 'Who is a A........, save our God?' 2 samuel, .,52..
10. 'Ye also, as lively stones, are built up air.tar.1thouse.'
1 Peter, .Z,.--
11. Know ye not that ye are the .tLAZTh of God?'
1 Corinthians, .3.,/6....
12. 'Him that a..rU c4vill- I make a pillar in the temple of my
God.' Revelation, 4,.2.....
13. To him that overcometh will I give a white stone, and in the
stone a new .n. w... written.' Revelation, .2.,J ....
14. 'We have a building of God, a house not made with hands,
CFterttin the heavens.' 2 Corinthians, SI .......

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[Thefirst letters of the missing words willform the motto.]
1. 'Love as ..........., be pitiful, be courteous.' 1 Peter, iii ......
2. Be not forgetful to ............ strangers.' Hebrews, xiii ......
3. He brought him to an inn, and took ........ of him.'
St. Luke, x. ......
4. Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor .......... him.'
Evodus, xxii ......
5. '......... hospitality one to another, without grudging.'
1 Peter, iv. ......
6. 'If thy brother be waxen poor, thou shalt ............ him, yea,
though he be a stranger.' Leviticus, xxv. ......
7. 'Love ye ........... the stranger; for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt.' Deuteronomy, x. ......
8. 'Some have ........... angels unawares.' Hebrews, xiii..:....
9. 'I ........... my doors to the traveller.' Job, xxxi. ......
10. 'The stranger that dwelleth with you shall be ........... you as
one born among you.' Leviticus xix. ......
11. I was a ........., and ye took Me in.' st. Matthew, xxv. ......

II.-' Which art in Heaven.'
UR Father's home is in Heaven. The home of a child is with
its father, so, if we are God's children, Heaven is our home
What can you find in the Bible to show-
1. That God dwells in Heaven?
2. That our life upon earth is only for a time ?
3. That when it is over we shall be with our Father for ever ?

JEWELS (continued).
SOD says of His people, They shall be Mine in that day when
I make up My jewels.' He speaks as a king, who is about to
look over his treasures.
In the book of Ezekiel we read of the King of Tyre. God
commands the prophet to say to him, Every precious stone was thy

covering.' Nine jewels are mentioned in this passage. Can you find
it, and fill in their names ?

In what way are God's people like jewels ?
1. They are of great value to Him. We do not care for common
stones which can be picked up by the roadside. Precious stones are
difficult to find and cost large sums of money. St. Paul says, Ye are
bought with a price.' What did God give for us ? The life of the:
Lord Jesus was paid as the price for each soul brought into God's.
treasury, and having made us His own at such a cost, He cares for us.
and keeps us safely.
2. They need cutting and polishing, in order to bring out their-
beauty. Jf you saw a jewel in its rough state, you would not think it
beautiful at all. Both skill and patience are required to bring out its
colour and brightness. Our human nature is defiled with sin. We have
neither brightness nor purity of spirit until God has dealt with us ;
but He can see the jewel in the rough stone, and will spare no pains.
to fit us for the place He wishes us to fill. With the blood of Christ
He cleanses us from sin, with the sharp tools of sorrow and suffering
He takes away the ugly points and angles of our nature, and with,His

love and mercy He brings out the brightness and colour which were
hidden from all eyes but His own.
How can we know that God has done this for us ? A jewel when
it has been polished reflects the light. It has no light in itself, but
when its surface has been properly prepared, it throws back every ray
which falls upon it. We must do the same. God loves us, and we
must love our neighbours. He forgives us, and we must forgive
others. He blesses us, and we must strive to make our lives a blessing
to those around us.
(Continued on page 68.)

[Take one word from each of the following verses to form the text, which speaks of God and
His people.]
1. They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts.' Malachi, iii. 17.
2. Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.' Psalm xc. 17.
3. He knoweth them that trust in Him.' Nahum, i. 7.
4. 'All Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine, and I am glorified in
them.' st. John, xvii. 10.
5. That we might be partakers of His holiness.' Hebrews, xii. 10.
6. 'Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.'
1 Corinthians, vi. 20.
7. 'Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.'
1 Peter, ii. 9.


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1. What king, speaking of a time of trouble, said, 'I did mourn as
a dove ?'
2. Who wished for the wings of a dove that he might escape from his
enemies ?
3. To whom did a dove bring a welcome gift?
4. Which of the prophets speaks of the dove making her nest in the
rocks ?
5. What do we read in the Psalms about the dove's feathers?
6. Of whom does Ezekiel say that 'they shall be on the mountains
like doves of the valleys ?'
7. When did the Holy Spirit appear in the form of a dove?
8. What did Jesus say to His disciples about doves?
9. What did He say to those who sold doves in the Temple?

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1. Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set nrm ....
by it for to keep them.' Joshua, .l1D., .8.
2. The field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto
Ab aor7m for a possession.' Genesis, .........
3. It shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put
thee in a CZ.5l 2.... of the rock.' Exodus, 3.3.t ZZ
4. 'Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine
h zat..., 0 thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock.'
Jeremiah, u,
5. 'The people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in
rocks, and in high places, and in ,ai2S......' 1 samuel, .3.16.....
6. 'Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field
of phtO.L.' Genesis, 2 F.
7. 'Thine eyes have seen how that the Z.5 .. had delivered thee
to-day into mine hand in the cave.' 1 Samuel, .14,Lb..
8. 'They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of
-the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His
majesty, when He a.t~ L~ to shake terribly the earth.'
Isaiah, .2., 1...
9. They shall h.t2nt... them from every mountain, and from every
hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.' Jeremiah, 16.( 16,.
10. 0 Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day
of. o .tht o4L Jeremiah, ./.6.,
11. 'Be Thou my strong rock, for an house of dcfet .e to save me.'
Psalm .2.11,2.
12. The eternal God is thy refuge, and tare are the everlasting
arms.' Deuteronomy, z3t 27..
13. The Zd.dr.... also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble.' Psalm ,,......
14. Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the 4iY.t$. ..'
Psalm ,. ..
15. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide
under the shadow of the d.m7t'J y salm ..q.lml,..
16. 'He only is my rock and my salvation : He is my defence; I
shall not be 2.oQVtPL' Psalm ..67,.( .

I.-The Vine.
1. Who dreamed that he saw a vine, and gathered its fruit?
2. Where do we read of vines being destroyed by hail ?
3. In whose reign are we told that Judah and Israel dwelt safely,
every man under his vine and under his fig-tree ?'
4. What did God say to Ezekiel about the uselessness of vine-wood ?
5. Where is a defeated army compared to a leaf falling from a vine ?
6. Who revenged himself on his enemies by burning their vineyards ?
7. When did an angel appear to a prophet 'in a path of the.
8. Who was slain for the sake of his vineyard ?

[The initials of these persons willform one of the titles of Christ.]
1. 'The son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed ;
but his father was a Greek.'
2. 'He clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him.'
3. Surely the Lord's anointed is before Him.'
4. An instructor of every artificer in brass and iron.'
5. He returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and
I, whither shall I go ?'
6. 'When he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction.'
7. 'The mother of all living.'
8. 'She was fair to look on.'
9. 'He grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.'
10. A just man, and perfect in his generations.'
11. A ready scribe in the law of Moses.'

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1. Where do we read of a band of conspirators that they trode the
grapes and made merry ?'
2. Of whom did Moses say,' Their grapes are grapes of gall ?'
3. Who were commanded to eat 'nothing .that is [made of the
4. Where do we read of' grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens'
being 'brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day ?'
5. What was the law of Moses about eating grapes in a neighbour's
vineyard ?
6. What do the following verses mean?
'He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of
grapes.' Genesis, xlix. 11.
'Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the
vintage of Abiezer ? Judges, viii. 2.
'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are
set on edge.' Ezekiel, xviii. 2.

[The initials will give the name of a woman whose greatest recorded sin was connected with
a vineyard.]
1. One of a band of men who explored a strange country in the time
of the first ripe grapes.'
2. A prophet who brought a terrible message to a king as he walked
in his vineyard.
3. One of David's servants, who had charge of the increase of the
4. A valley famous for its grapes.
5. A soldier who cast the dead body of a king into a plot of land
which had once been a vineyard.
6. A prophet who wrote of Jerusalem as a vine which 'brought forth
branches and shot forth sprigs.'
7. A king whose mother warned him against the use of wine.

Whence come the fair and lavish gifts
That all around we see,
Those scenes that make earth beautiful ?
From Thee, O Lord, from Thee!
The sun that warms us day by day,
The flowers that deck the land,
The birds that trill on every spray,
All, all are from Thy hand.
We praise Thee we praise Thee
For these fair gifts we see!
For one and all from Heaven fall;
Are sent, O Lord, by Thee!
Whence come the harvests of the fields,
The fruit on bush and tree,
Each year as draws their season nigh?
From Thee, 0 Lord, from Thee!
Our daily bread, the waters clear,
Are sent at Thy command;
The lives around us, loved and dear,
All, all are from Thy hand.
We praise Thee! we praise Thee
For these fair gifts we see!
For one and all from Heaven fall;
Are sent, O Lord, by Thee !
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1. To whom was the message brought, The fire of God is fallen from
Heaven, and hath burned up the sheep?'

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'2. Who reproached the Reubenites for abiding in their sheepfolds in
time of war?
'3. From whom did David receive a gift of 'honey, and butter, and
sheep ?'
-4. Who fought with the Hagarites and took from them two hundred
and fifty thousand sheep?
'. Who refused a favour to a company of men who had protected
his flocks?
B. In which of the prophecies do we read, For a wife he kept sheep ?'
To what do the words refer?

[The first letters of these names will form that of a King who was a Sheep-master.]
1. One who was for many years a shepherd, and afterwards a ruler.
2. A nation from whom a king of Judah carried away sheep and
camels in abundance.'
3. A king whose daily provision included one hundred sheep.
4. A king who, at the time of a great Passover, gave to the congrega-
tion 'a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep.'
,5. A rebel prince who slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle,' and made
a feast for his followers.

JEWELS (continued).
EACH stone of the breastplate bore the name of one of the'tribes
of Israel, so that when the High Priest entered the Holy Place
he carried upon his heart a memorial of the whole nation.
The names were engraven on the jewels. They could not be
rubbed out, and the stones were firmly set, so that it was not possible
for the jewel of any tribe to be missing when the priest offered up his

We, also, 'have a great High Priest, that is passed into the-
Heavens, Jesus the Son of God.' He bears our names upon His heart,
as Aaron bore those of the tribes of Israel. He offers our prayers to.
His Father, and He prays for us Himself.
Does He ever forget one of His people? No. God has given them'
to Him, each one a precious jewel to be kept safely for ever. His
love surrounds us, as the golden setting surrounded the jewels of the
breastplate, and 'who shall separate us from the love of Christ?' He-
has passed out of our sight, as Aaron passed beyond the vail, but His
chosen ones know that 'He ever liveth to make intercession for them.'
Let us think of Him every day, and pray that our names may be
written upon the jewels which He bears, deeply engraven, so that no
power of Satan may avail to rub them out. And when we feel our-
selves to be weak and sinful, and unfit even to offer up our daily
prayers, will it not comfort us to remember that 'we have not an
High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmi-
ties?' He 'was in all points tempted like as we are.' He knows
how difficult it is for us to keep our hearts bright and pure, and He
says to us as He said to Peter, I have prayed for thee that thy faith
fail not.'
(Continued on page 83.)

[Find a PROMISE to meet each PRAYER.]
1. 0 Lord, to Thee will I cry.' Joel, i. 19.
2. 'Hide not Thy face far from me.' Psalm xxvii. 9.
3. Have mercy upon me, 0 Lord, for I am weak.' Psalm vi. ..
4. Strengthen Thou me.' Psalm cxix. 28.
5. 'Save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee.' Psalm 1xxxvi. 2.
6. '0 keep my soul and deliver me.' Psalm xxv. 20.
7. Lord, remember me.' st. Luke, xxiii. 42.

'[The initials of these eight Priests will give the
name of one of them.] I1
1. A priest who prophesied that /
Jesus would die for the Gen-
tiles as well as for the Jews.
12. A priest who, in a time of pes-
tilence, 'made an atonement for
the people,' standing 'between -'
the dead and the living.'
3. A priest who acted as overseer
to those who carried the Taber- outline to colour.
nacle through the wilderness.
4. A priest who was reproved by an Apostle.
5. A priest who led the army of Israel against the Midianites.
6. A priest in whose days the Temple was repaired.
7. A priest who joined in a conspiracy against his king.
8. A priest who was one of four men placed in a position of trust
'because they were counted faithful.'

[The initials willform the name of a Priest who received strange tidings while he was
ministering in the Temple.]
1. In whose reign do we read that the King of the Chaldees burnt
the House of God and brake down the wall of Jerusalem? '
2. What king bribed another king with 'silver and gold out of the
treasures of the House of the Lord?'

:8. Who said: All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord God of
Heaven given me; and He hath charged me to build him an
house in Jerusalem?'
4. Who made for the first Temple 'a molten sea,' which 'stood upon
twelve oxen?'
5. Who 'took down the sea from off the brazen oxen that were under
it, and put it upon a pavement of stones?'
6. In whose reign did a king of Egypt rob Solomon's Temple of many
7. Which of the prophets saw a vision of God sitting upon a throne,
while His train filled the Temple?'
8. From what king did Ezra the priest receive offerings of silver and
gold for' the house of the God of Heaven?'
9. What prince took charge ot the vessels of gold and silver which
were brought back from Babylon to Jerusalem?'

1. When did two brothers \
offer sacrifices, of [
which one was ac- )
cepted by God and not >
the other ?
2. Who offered a sacrifice'
after being preserved I
with his family in a -- r
time of great peril?
8. Who offered a sacrifice
in the night because
he feared his father's
household and the men
of the city ?'
4. Where do we read of
men offering a sacrifice
of thanksgiving after
a storm at sea? "
5. What king, released
from captivity, 're-
paired the altar of the
Lord, and sacrificed
thereon peace-.offer-
ings and thank-offer-
ings ? Outline to colour.

6. When did a prophet offer a sacrifice6to God in the presence of a
large company of heathen priests ?

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7. On what occasion were the sacrifices so numerous that 'the priests
were too few,' and 'their brethren the Levites did help them?'
8. Where do we read of a heathen ruler who mingled the blood of the
worshippers with the sacrifices they were offering to God?

[The first letters of the missing words will form one of the titles of Christ.]
1. To do good and to ........... forget not, for with such sacrifices
God is well pleased.' Hebrews ..............
2. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a
contrite .........., O God, Thou wilt not despise.' Psalm...... ......
3. 'They shall offer sacrifices of .............' Deuteronomy, ............
4. 'Let my prayer be set forth before thee as ...........; and the
lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.' Psalm ............
5. Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable ...........' Romans, ............
6. I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of ............' Psalm............
7. 'To ........... is better than sacrifice.' Samuel,..............
8. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord; but
the prayer of the ............ is His delight.' Proverbs, ............
9. 'Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His
works with ............' Psalm ...... .....
10. 'Let us offer the sacrifice of .......... to God continually.'
Hebrews, ...... .....
11. 'Offer up spiritual sacrifices, ......... to God by Jesus Christ.'
1 Peter, ............
12.' Therefore will I offer in His tabernacle ............ ofjoy.'
Psalm ............
13. 'Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an
offering and a ......... to God.' Ephesians,....:.......
14. 'I will go into Thine house with burnt ............ ; I will pay
Thee my vows.' Psalm ............
15. 'Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pay thy ............ unto the
Most High.' Psalm............
16. 'So will I sing praise unto Thy name for .........., that I may
daily perform my vows.' Psalm ............
17. 'Offer the sacrifices of ............, and put your trust in the Lord.'
Psalm ............

7T HE Apostles were received with great joy by their brethren, and
a prayer of thanksgiving was offered to God for protecting
them, a prayer also that His blessing might still rest upon
His servants that 'with all boldness' they might speak His word.
For a time the little Church prospered. The Apostles continued to
preach of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and great grace was
upon them all.' There were no disputes or divisions'among them.
Those who were rich shared their money with those who were poor,
and those who had houses or lands sold them and brought the price to
the Apostles, to be distributed as they thought best.
But at last a sad thing happened. A man named Ananias, who
perhaps did not wish to be thought less generous than his companions,
sold a possession and brought part of the price to the.Apostles. There
was no harm in doing this. The money was his own, and he was not
obliged to offer it to God. How then did he sin? By allowing his
brethren to suppose that he was giving them all that he had received
from his land. He did not say what was untrue, but, as St. Peter told
him, he lied 'not unto men, but unto God.' He offered the price of
the land, but what he gave was not the whole price, so that he was
really trying to deceive God.
God sometimes sends terrible punishments for sin, that we may
see clearly how grievous it is to Him, and He now showed His hatred
of untruth in a very awful way. Ananias fell to the ground in the
midst of the assembly, and those who hastened to him found that he
was dead.
A little later in the day, his wife Sapphira came in also. She had
not heard of her husband's death, and when Peter said to her Tell me
whether ye sold the land for so much?' she answered boldly 'Yea,
for so much.' Peter knew that such sin must not remain unpunished,
and he said,' How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the
:Spirit of the Lord ? Behold, the feet of them which have buried thy
husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.'
The death of these two people was very terrible, and we read that
great fear came upon all the Church, and upon as many as heard
these. things.' (Continued on page 92.)

[The initials will give the names of two men, each of whom brought great trouble into his life by
a single act of deceit.]
1. A man to whom St. John wrote, 'Thou walkest in the truth.'
2. A prophet to whom a widow said, 'The word of the Lord in thy
mouth is truth.'
3. A king who 'wrought that which was good and right and truth
before the Lord his God.'
4. A king who commanded a prophet to say nothing to him but the
5. A lying prophet by whom that king was deceived.
6. A man to whom David said, Mercy and truth be with thee.'
7. A man who accused his friends of being forgers of lies.'
8. A priest who lost his life through the deceit of a soldier.
9. A people of whom St. Paul said they were always liars.'
10. A prophet who said of Edom,' The men that were at peace with
thee have deceived thee.'
11. A king who was deceived and afterwards murdered by his servant.

{ Which of the people to whom the following words were addressed deceived others, or were,
(themselves deceived? The initials will tell you of two gifts which came by Jesus Christ.']
1. Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive-
yards ?"
2. 'I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.'
3. 'Why hast thou troubled us? The Lord shall trouble thee this
4. The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground.
5. 'Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy
Art thou in health, my brother?'
7. 'Let us meet together in the house of God, ..... for they will come
to slay thee.'
8. 'Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?'
9. The love of money is the root of all evil.'
10. Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into
thine house.'
11. Go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed.'
12. There are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers.'
13. Thou makest this people to trust in a lie.'

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Psalm xxxiv. 13.

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An Apostle is in prison,
guarded by Roman soldiers.
His friends pray for him.
An angel releases him.
Give some account of this
Apostle, and the name of the
damsel who opened the door to
him after his release.

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1. Who was 'shut up and bound in prison,' because 'he brought no,
present to the King of Assyria as he had done year by year?'
'2. When were the lives of several prisoners saved for the sake of one;
of them ?
3. When was a book which had been written in prison read in the
House of the Lord ?
4. Which of the kings of Judah spent part of their lives in captivity ?'
5. Where do we read of a captive child?
6. Where do we read of a captive priest who was also a prophet?
7. Who carried into captivity all the 'craftsmen and smiths' out of the
land of Judah?

'A ND the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took
the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked
among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave
them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble
of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm
trees, to their brethren.' When did this happen to the people of
Judah, and who were their captors ?

[The first letters of the missing words will form the motto.]
1. 'Hear my prayer, 0 God; give ear to the ............ of my mouth."
Psalm liv. ......
2. 'Is any among you ........ ? Let him pray.' James, v ......
3. 'Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with ................
Colossians, iv. ......
4. They poured out a prayer when Thy .............. was upon them.'
Isaiah, xxvi. .......

5. Thou shall make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall ......... thee."
Job, xxii. ......
6. 'In the day when I cried, Thou ............ me.' Psalm cxxxviii. ......
7. 'Evening, and morning, and at ........ will I pray.' Psalm 1v ......
8. Pray for them which ............ use you.' St. Matthew, v.......
9. 'In the morning shall my prayer ............ Thee.' Psalm ixxxviii .......
10. 'The Lord will ............ my prayer.' Psalm vi. ......
11. 'He hath ........... to the voice of my prayer.' Psalm xvi. ......
12. 'I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto .............
Philemon, ......

[The initials willgive the name of a Prophet who was in prison at Jerusalem when the city was
taken by the Chaldeans.]
1. A prisoner who was so trusted by his keeper that he committed to,
his care all the prisoners that were in the prison.'
2. A man who rescued a prophet from a dungeon where 'he was likely
to die with hunger.'
3. A city in which an apostle suffered imprisonment..
4. A king who, when he came to the throne, brought forth a captive.
king from his prison and 'spake kindly unto> him.'
5. A king of Judah whom the Assyrians bound 'with fetters and,
carried him to Babylon.'
6. A prophet who foretold that Christ should proclaim liberty to the,
7. A king, named in the Old Testament, who imprisoned a prophet,
whose words offended him.
8. A king, named in the New Testament, who did the, same..

1. Who was commanded by an angel to gird himself and bind on his
sandals ?
2. To whom was Jesus Christ speaking when He said, Be shod with
3. Which of the prophets twice speaks of the poor as being bought
'for a pair of shoes' ?
4. In which of the parables does Jesus mention shoes ?
5. Who said he was not worthy to unloose or to carry the shoes of
6. Where do we read of a king walking with bare feet as a sign
of mourning?
7. Where do we read of a bargain being completed between two men
by one plucking off his shoe and giving it to the other ?
8. When was a soldier deceived by men who wore old shoes, and
clouted, upon their feet?'
9. We read of two men who were commanded to take off their shoes
when standing before God. Who were they?
10. What prophet was forbidden to put off his shoes when mourning
for the death of his wife?

THE PARABLES OF CHRIST. II. st.Mtthew,xxii.1-14..
[ Write the story of this parable in your own words, and give its meaning.]
[The first letters of the missing words will tell you what the man in the picture ought to have-
had, and had not.]
1. Thou shalt make holy
garments for ......... \
thy brother for glory
and for beauty.'
Exodus, .. ......
2. 'Let thy garments be
always .............'
Ecclesiastes, ..........
3. 'White robes were '
given unto ...........
one of them.'
Revelation, ............
4. '........... shall clothe
a man with rags.'
Proverbs, ............
5. 'The King's............
is all glorious within;
her clothing is of
wrought gold.'
Psalm ............
6. 'I have caused thine
......... to pass from
thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.' Zechariah,............
7. 'If thou at all take thy ............ raiment to pledge, thou shalt
deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down.' Evodus,.............
8. 'Who is this that cometh from Edom, this that is ......... in His
apparel?' Isaiah, ...........
9. 'Why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the
field, how they ............' St. Matthew, .........
10. 'Even Solomon in all his glory was not ............ like one of
these.' st. Matthew, ............
11. Let thy priests be clothed with ..............' Psalm ...... ...:..
12. Thou art clothed with honour and .............' Psalm .............
13. His ............ will I clothe with shame.' Psalm ............
14. Thou knowest not that thou art miserable, and poor, and blind,.
and ............' Revelation, ...... ......
15. 'We are all as an unclean ........., and all our righteousnesses-
are as filthy rags.' Isaiah, ............
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[One word taken from each of the following verses will form the text, which shows how
St. Paul served the Lord.]
' Be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.' Romans, xii. 11.
'Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness
and true holiness.' Ephesians, iv. 24.
'Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.' Romans, xiii. 14.
'Ye have put off the old man with his deeds.' Colossians, iii. 9.
'Put off all these; anger, wrath, malice.' Colossians, iii. 8.
' Be clothed with humility.' 1 Peter, v. 5.
'Put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.' Colossians, iii. 14.
'Put on therefore, as the elect of God, kindness, humbleness of
mind, meekness.' Colossians, iii. 12.


1. In how many of our Lord's parables is a marriage mentioned?
2. What miracle did He perform at a marriage feast?
3. Where do we read of marriages taking place on the eve of a great
calamity ?

4. With whom did God forbid the Israelites to make marriages?
5. Name a king who brought trouble upon himself, and another who
brought trouble upon his people, by breaking this law?
6. In which of the Psalms do we read of a king's marriage ?

JEWELS (continued).
WE have learned in what way we are like the jewels of a king,
precious in the sight of God; and like the jewels of a
priest, carried upon the heart of our Saviour into the
presence of His Father. We have also seen that we can shine as
jewels in the world, reflecting the light of God's goodness and glory
for the benefit of those around.
We may learn one more lesson from these beautiful stones.
Eastern women, especially at the time of marriage, wear many jewels.
Solomon had this in his mind when he said, 'Let not mercy and truth
forsake thee, bind them about thy neck.' Wisdom is better than rubies.'
There is gold and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge
are a precious jewel.' The prophet Isaiah was thinking of it when he
said, God hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath
covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh
himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.'
'St. Peter referred to it also, when, in his first epistle, he bade Christian
women put on the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the
sight of God of great price;' while St. Paul commanded that they
should adorn themselves, 'not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or
costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness), with
good works.'
Love, faith, hope, gentleness, mercy, truth-all these are like jewels,
which will make our lives beautiful to our neighbours, and, better still,
pleasing in the sight of God.
Will you find the verses we have just been reading, and then look
in the book of Job, and see what is said there about wisdom and jewels ?

EASTEUF 1. Who took a long journey to be
SBIF IDE. married to a man whom she
had never seen?
2. What exiled maiden became the
bride of a king?
3. Who built a house for his bride
of costly stones and cedar-
wood ?
4. When did a bride bring into her
husband's country a band of
idolatrous priests?
S, 5. Which of the prophets asks, 'Can
a bride forget her attire?'
1 / 6-. Of what country did Jeremiah
S say three times that God would
/ s cause to cease in it
Sthe voice of the
,, _.., bridegroom and the
voice of the bride?'
Y. <7^ 7. Where is the Church
of Christ compared
.. to a bride?
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I The initials of the persons by whom the following words were spoken will tell you what the
Church was once called by an angel.]
1. 'Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break
down their stone wall.'
2. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces.'
3. Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.'
4. 'Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me !
5. 'The Lord your God, He is God in heaven above, and in the earth
6. 'Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me
away from you?'
7. 'The journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour.'
8. How can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred ?'

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1. Of whom is it said that 'he was a mighty hunter before the Lord ?'
2. Who was sent by his father to hunt for venison?
3. Who was as light of foot as a wild roe?'
4. For what king's table were 'harts, and roebucks, and fallow-deer'
provided daily?
5. Where do we read of a band of soldiers who were 'as swift as the
roes upon the mountains?'
6. In which of his Psalms does David mention the hart?
7. Against what was Solomon speaking when he said, Deliver thyself
as a roe from the hand of the hunter?'
8. Of whom does he say, that he 'roasteth not that which he took in
9. At whose coming did Isaiah say the lame man should 'leap as an

WHAT would the world be without leaves? It is not only
that many leaves are useful; it is for their beauty that we
chiefly value them. Think of the dull Arctic regions-cold,
white, and bare, or of the hot deserts, where neither tree nor plant can
live amongst the burning sand Travellers can endure the heat or the
cold, can put up with all the hardships of a difficult journey, the want
of food or water, and the weariness and weakness which often overcome
them; but what is it for which they watch longingly as they return to
less barren soil? Upon what do their tired eyes rest with the greatest
delight? Surely upon the leaves, so green and hopeful!
In countries like England, leaves are to be seen almost everywhere,
all the year round; but even here, there are courts in crowded cities
where those who are too sick or feeble to leave the dim chamber which
they call home, long as eagerly as any traveller for the sight of a green
If you live in a city, little reader, even though you may be too poor
to have a garden of your own, out of which you can gather a bunch of
flowers, remember that God's garden is open to every one. His
beautiful leaves grow green and thick along the hedgerows, and if you

-can do nothing else for some sick friend, whose chamber is dark and
'lonely, make a little wreath of leaves and hang it up near the bedside,
.and see what comfort and blessing your simple gift will bring.
When do the leaves come? Chiefly in spring. You know that
God has two books out of which He teaches us-the Bible and the book
of Nature. The book of Nature is His picture-book, and in it there is
a picture for almost every lesson in the Bible. Sometimes the same
picture belongs to more than one lesson, and it is so with the leaves.
In spring they teach us first of all the grand lesson of the Resurrection.
How bare and dry the trees looked in the winter; but we did not
trouble about them. We did not say, 'They are dead; they will never
be beautiful any more!' We should have laughed at any one who
mourned over them. We were sure that, in a very short time, the new
buds would swell and break, and the leaves would be dancing in the
breeze once more. Now, can we not see God's lesson in this? Even
little children know what it is to lose a dear friend, perhaps a
school-fellow or a baby sister, or, saddest of all, a precious mother.
But we must not think that they are gone for ever. Just as surely as
the leaves awake in spring, so surely will our dear ones awake from
their sleep in the grave, and we shall see them once more, full of life
and beauty, in the paradise of God.
(Continued on page 107.)


1. By whom were leaves used for clothing?
2. To whom did the sight of a leaf bring great happiness ?
3. Where do we read of trees whose leaf shall not fade ?'
-4. Of what tree is it written that its leaves were 'for the healing of
the nations?'
5. Of whom did God say, 'The sound of a shaken leaf shall chase
6. When was a tree destroyed because there was 'nothing thereon, but
leaves only?'
7. Where do we read of a tree whose leaves were fair, and the fruit
thereof much ?'


1. Who dreamed of a vine with three branches?'
2. Who lost his life through riding beneath the branches of an oak ?
3. Where is it said of the wicked that the day of God's judgment will
'leave them neither root nor branch?'
4. Of what tree was Jesus speaking when He said, The birds of the
air come and lodge in the branches thereof?'
5. Where does God speak of His Church as The branch of My
planting ?'
6. Where does St. Paul compare the Gentiles to branches cut from
a wild olive?

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[Take one word from each verse to form the text, which speaks of our life in Christ.]

1. 'If the root be holy, so are the branches.' Romans; xi. 16.
2. 'A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit.' St. Matthew, vii. 18.
3. 'A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things.' St. Matthew, xii. 35.
4. The branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine.
St. John, xv. 4.
5. 'If God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also
spare not thee.' -Romans, xi. 21.
6. 'Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away.'
St. John, xv. 2.
7. 'Without Me ye can do nothing.' St. John, xv. 5.
8. He that abideth in Me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth
much fruit.' St. John, xv. 5.
9. The tree is known by his fruit.' St. Matthew, xii. 33.
10. 'Every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.' st. Matthew, iii. 10.
11. 'Every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring
forth more fruit.' St. John, xv. 2.
12. The righteous shall flourish as a branch.' Proverbs, xi. 28.
13. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters.' Psalm i. 3.
14. 'In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and
glorious.' Isaiah, iv. 2.

HE two lads in the picture were brothers. Certain blessings
belonged to the elder of them; but, coming in one day,
wearied with hunting, he gave up these blessings to his
younger brother in exchange for a dish of food. Who where the lads,
and of what nations were they the founders ?


HRIST'S promise to His Apostles had indeed been fulfilled.
Not only had the lame man been healed, but we read, also,
that 'many signs and wonders were wrought among the
people.' Doctors were less clever in those days than they are now, and
every city had its multitude of sick folks, whose diseases could not be
cured. But, if the cripple, who had been lame all his life, could be
made strong and well, surely there was hope for others; so the poor
invalids were carried by their friends into the streets, and laid there
upon couches and beds, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing
by might overshadow some of them.'
Now that the feast was quite over, the visitors to Jerusalem began
to return to their own homes, taking with them the tidings of all that
was being done by the disciples of Jesus. No doubt many of the
country people remembered Him. They knew how for three years He
had gone from place to place teaching, and that, wherever He went,
He had been ready to heal the sick who were brought before Him.
Perhaps they had heard of His death, and even those who did not
believe that He was the Son of God would be sorry to think that so
kind a friend would visit them no more. The liews that His disciples
also possessed this wonderful gift of healing was very welcome, and
soon out of the country came a crowd of people bringing with them
friends who were sick in body or mind, and they were healed every
one.' We need not wonder that St. Luke writes of the Apostles, The
people magnified them, and believers were the more added to the Lord,
multitudes both of men and women.'
But Jesus had warned His servants that they would have to suffer
for His sake. The high priest and his friends, who were Sadducees,
and could not bear to hear of the Resurrection, were 'filled with
indignation,' and seizing the Apostles, threw them into prison. In the
morning, when the great council assembled, the prisoners were sent for,
but the officers returned, saying, 'The prison truly found we shut with
all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors; but when
we had opened, we found no man within.'
Then the priests felt frightened, wondering what would be the end
of these strange things; and as they sat, uncertain what to do, a
message came to them, that their prisoners were standing in the
Temple, teaching the people as before. God had sent an angel to release
them, and bid them stand and speak in the Temple to the people all
the words of this life.'
(Continued on page 112.)

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