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SUNDAY-SCHOOL DEPARTMENT.

many responses to the call, and we have BE PROMPT.

the assurance that the Home will be re

built. Many boys and girls, have Let no time be wasted. Unless it is offered up sacrifices which are rising up generally known that the services will to Heaven as sweet incense on the altar begin precisely at the appointed hour, of God. We thank the Lord that He teachers and scholars will be sure to be- has put it into the hearts of His people come irregular and careless. . to do these liberal things ; but the

There should be no time spent by the question still confronts us: Have we officers during school hours, in selecting done our best? hymns, and reading-leesons. All this Are there not many Sunday Schools, should be attended to before the open- | families, and individual Christians, who ing of the school.

have not yet enjoyed the delight of It is a good thing to have a black-making a special contribution to this board, or large slate, on which to write noble cause? Can we rest satisfied the numbers of the hymns, so that the without doing our part? Remember scholars may be ready to join promptly too that it is not enough to contribute in singing them,

to the rebuilding of the Home; we There should be no appearance of must provide for the constantly rehaste, of course, but the order of exer- curring wants of the ininates. We cises should move “like clock-work.” hope the Sunday Schools will not fail As soon as children are left unemployed to do their full duty in this respect. they instinctively feel that they might as well be somewhere else, and begin to long for green fields, and bab.

AN EXPLODED IDEA. bling brooks; surely, there is no advantage in detaining them longer than

The exploded idea that the Sunday

school is only for little children seems is necessary for worship and instruction. To superintendents no less than to

still to exist in the minds of too many,

especially of many of the numerous volpastors, we commend the advice of Luther, in which he inculcated prompt

unteer Sunday-school address-makers. In ness, earnestness, and brevity:

listening, or trying to listen, to the

“ few remarks to the dear lambs" with " Tret frisch auf !

which twenty-five out of the sixty Thu's Maul auf!

minutes of a school session were wasted, Hör bald auf!

we have thought to ourselves, “Well, if many such baby-talks are made here,

it is a wonder that any but infants · THE ORPHANS.

come to the school at all!” At other

| times, where the scholars over fourteen Are we doing our best for the years of age outnumbered the younger Orphans ? Our hearts thrilled when ones five to one, we have almost felt we heard that they had lost their beau- with the older majority like resenting tiful Home; and when we read Dr. as an insult the constant appeals to Bausman's tender appeal, we all de- “My dear little friends,” and “dear termined to do our best to relieve their children," and the silly stories told in necessities. Well! There have been silly language and tone, in order to

“illustrate” a truth already clear and becomes familiar, of betraying his real fully understood even by the youngest. want of courtesy. Weare all in danger Some superintendents even still have an of living too much for the outside world, evil practice of addressing the school the impression which we make in as “ dear children.” If there is any- society, coveting the good opinions of thing that boys and girls, to say nothing those who are in a sense a part of ourof men and women, dislike, it is to be selves, and who continue to sustain and talked to as if they were babies. It be interested in us notwithstanding these destroys all the good effects an address defects of deportment and character. might otherwise have. It is, indeed, a We say to every boy and to every girl, little matter only, but it is one of no cultivate the habits of courtesy and prolittle importance. We all dislike con- priety at home—in the sitting-room and descension and a patronizing toue and kitchen, as well as in the parlor-and manner addressed to us. And the you will be sure in other places to deyounger we are the more sensitive we port yourself in a becoming and attracare.-Moravian.

tive manner. When one has a pleasant smile, and a graceful demeanor, it is a

satisfaction to know that these are not MANNER.

put on, but that they belong to the One of the most prominent public,

character, and are manifest at all times

minent pubnic and under all circumstances. -Sunday men of our time said lately:

School Classmate. “I have lived sixty-three years in the world, and have come in contact with all ranks and quality of men ; but

HASTY WORDS. I have never met one who, when I spoke to him with sincerity and Half the actual trouble of life would courtesy, would not reply to me in like be saved if people would but remember manner.”

that silence is golden-when they are This testimony is the more valuable irritated, vexed, or annoyed. To feel as it comes from a man who probably provoked or exasperated at a trifle when possesses more personal popularity than ihe nerves are exhausted is perhaps naany living American, and who owes it tural to us, in our imperfectly sanctified to the magnetic charm of his sincerity state. But why put the annoyance into and courtesy of manner.

shape of speech, which once uttered is Dorothy Dix, who visited almost remembered, which may burn like a every prison in the United States, said blistering wound, or rankle like a poi. that she had never received once a rude soned arrow? If a child be trying, or word from a convict, no matter how de- a friend capricious, or a servant unrea graded he might have been.

sonable, be careful wbat you say. Do"I showed them that I trusted them not speak while you feel the impulse of by my manner," was her secret. anger, for you will be almost certain to

There is no personal quality which say too much, to sily more than your young people are so apt to neglect as cooler judgment will approve, and to this, of an attractive, magnetic manner, speak in a way that you will regret. Be which is so much more potent and en- silent till the "sweet by-and-by,”—when during a charm than the beauty of you shall be calm, rested, and self-conface and figure which they prize solirolled.--Christian Intelligencer. highly.

HOME POLITENESS.

The smallest bark on life's tumultuous ocean,

Will leave a track behind forevermore;

The lightest wave of intlueuce set in motion, A boy who is polite to his father and Extends and widens to the eternal shore. mother, is likely to be polite to every | We should be wary, then, who go before one else. A boy lacking politeness to A myriad vet to be, and we should take his parents may have the semblance of

Our beiring carefully, where breakers roar 1

And fearful tempests cather: one mistake courtesy in society, but is never truly May wreck unnumbered barks that follow in polite in spirit, and is in danger, as hell our wake.

LESSON 1.

Palm Sunday.
The Mission of the Twelvo. MARK 6:1-13.

April 2, 1882.

Commit to memory verses 10-12 1. And he went out from thence, and came into to send them forih by two and two; and gave them bis own country, and his disciples follow him.

power over unclean spirits; 2. And when the Sabbath day was come, he began 8. And commanded them that they should take to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him nothing for their journey, save a stait only; no were astonished, saying, From whence hath this scrip, no bread, no money in their purse; man these things ? and what wisdom is this which 9. But be shod with sandals; and not put on to. is given unto him, that even such mighty works are coats, wrought by his hands?

10. And he said unto them, In what place 3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the soever ye enter into a house, there abide til brother of James and Joses, and of Juda and Simon ? ye depart from that place. and are not his sisters here with us? And they were 11. And whosoever shall not receive yon, offended at him.

nor hear you, when ye depart thence, 4. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not with shake off the dust under your feet for a testiout honor, but in his own country, and among his mony against them. Vertly I say unto you, own kin, and in his own house.

It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and 5. And he could there do no mighty work, save Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that he leid his hands upon a few sick folk, and that city. healed them.

12. And they went out and preached that 6. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. men should repent. And he went round about their villages teaching.

13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed 7. And he called unto him the twelve, and began with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

51. THE SAVIOUR REJECTED, Vs. 1-6. OUTLINE: 1 2. THE TWELVE SENT OUT. Vs. 7–13.

GOLDEN TEXT: " He that receiveth you receiveth me; and he that recolveth me, recelveth him that sent me.” Matt. 10: 40.

INSTRUCTION.

Verse 1. Thence, from Capernaum. His own country, Nazareth. 3. Joseph was a carpenter, and Jesus had also worked at that trade. Brothers and sisters; perhaps children of Joseph by a former marriage. 6. Villagcs, small towns near Nazareth. 7. Tre troelve, the Apostles. Two and troo, mentioned only by Mark. 8. Nothing," for the laborer is worthy of his hire." Scrip, a leather bag, or wallet, hung over the shoulder, to carry provisions. Noney, brass or copper; they should not even take the smallest amount. 9. Sandals the commonest protection for the soles of the feet. Two coats ; long carments; one was enough, 10, Not go from house to house, 11. Shake off dust, in token that all feilowship was at an end. Sodom, etc., the cities destroyed by fire,

CATECHISM.

Ques. 14. Can there be found anywhere one, who) mittel; and further, no mere creatore can sustain is a mere creature, able to satisfy for us?

the burden of God's eternal wrath against sin, so 29 Ans. None; for first, God will not punish any to deliver others from it. other creature for the sin which man hath com

QUESTIONS. I. THE SAVIOUR REJECTED. Vs. 1-6. 1 6. What caused Jesus to marvel, or wonder?

Verse 1. To what place did Jesus go? II. THE TWELVE SENT OUT. Vs. 7–13. What interest had He in this place?

7. To whom did He send the twelve ? 2. What did He do on the Sabbath ? Had Matt. 10: 5-6. Did they all go togei her ? He done the same there before? (See Luke 8. What command did He give them ? 4: 16-24.) What effect had His preaching? From what were they to be free? Is selfWhat question did they ask? Could they | denial becoming ministers ? deny “the mighty works ?”

9. Why not two coats ? 3. Were they prejudiced against Him be 10. Whence should they have their sup, cause of His lowly trade and humble rela- | port ? See 1 Cor. 9: 14. tives?

11. What is meant hy shaking off the dust? 4. What proverb did Jesus utter? Is it What shall become of those who reject the true everywhere, and at all times ?

gospel? Had Sodom rejected the Saviour ? 5. Why could He do no mighty work 12. Did the Apostles preach a new doctrine ? there? Can God save an unbelieving and What had John and Jesus preached ? unwilling soul?

13. What success had the Apostles ?

Keynote for Palm Sunday._"Rejoice greally, o daughter of Zion; shout, o daughter of Jerusalem. behold thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation, lowly, and riding upon an ass. And His dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river into the ends of the earth." Zechariah 9: 9-10, These words describe Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; and wherever the twelvo and their successors go preachins, the great King comes in His power to bloss and save. Let the Church receive her glorious King with glad hosannas.

LESSON 1. APRIL 20, 1882. and therefore only to those in whom a Palm Sunday.

germ of faith was awakened, and that, I. THE SAVIOR REJECTED. Vs. 1-6. this being wanting He could not heal Jesus withdrew Himself from Capernaum without violating the fundamental prinand went with His disciples to Nazareth, ciple of His life. And where faith is where He had been brought up, and wanting to-day and Christ is rejected, which is called "His own country.” As no mighty works are wrought in His on a former occasion, mentioned in Luke name by the Gospel. His salvation is 4:16-30, He entered into the synagogue made available only where it is acon the Sabbath day and taught. In cepted. His previous sermon at Nazareth He V. 6. He marveled. The Omniscient chose the beautiful text from Isaiah One is yet surprised! “All such seem61: 1, and thus signified that He was the ing contradictions are parts of the great Messiah. But the people were filled | mystery of godliness, God manifest in with wrath, and cast him out of the Syn- the flesh.” He made himself of no repuagogue. Once more His love for His tation-literally emptied Himself of cerkindred and acquaintances led Him to tain Divine prerogatives, such as forevisit them and give them an opportunity knowing all things. Yet He could read to repent and accept salvation. Again | men's thoughts, etc. they are offended. Their prejudice so About the villages. In the surroundblinded them that they rejected every ing villages there was not such wideproof of the goodness and power of Je- spread unbelief; and there He healed sus. They thought that a poor neigh- the sick and taught the people. bor of theirs could not be a great Teacher, II. THE TWELVE SENT OUT. Vs. and they despised His words, and hind- 7-13. We have already learned of the ered His works. Elsewhere.His words call of the twelve in lesson 6, first quarproduced such mighty works, (v. 2); butter. He now sends them forth, two by in His former home the carpenter was two, to the lost sheep of the house of not allowed to set Himself up as a guide Israel, Mat. 10: 5,6. They were to minand teacher! They were offended at ister both to the physical and spiritual Him, v. 3.

needs of men; especially to free them Jesus then uttered a proverb, which from the power of unclean spirits, v. 7. is true of all places and times, v. 4. In The spirit in which they were to go all the walks of life great men are least forth underlies the commands He gave esteemed at home; but when they have them, vs. 8 and 9. It was tbat of selfpassed away, their own country and kin denial, of comparative poverty. As they claim the honor of having produced the went to bestow spiritual blessings on men, famous men. Seven cities claimed to be temporal good was to be given them in the birth-place of the blind poet, Homer, return. They that preach the Gospel after he was dead; but whilst living he shall live by the Gospel. These commands had to seek his daily bread amongst of Christ ought to be sufficient to keep strangers. V. 5. No mighty work. This lovers of money out of the ministry. At does not mean that He had lost the the same time, when a minister trusts in power of working miracles. The im- the liberality of the church, his wants possibility was not because “He was onght to be cheerfully supplied, so that weak, but because they were faithless.” he can give himself wholly to his work. In a moral sense, He could there do no V. 10. The worthy are not those who mighty works, because it would not deserve, but those who desire the blesshave been consistent with the design and ings of the Gospel. With such the Apospurpose of His Mission. Then, too, the tles should abide; from others they people, having no faith in Him and de- should separate. spising His claims of superiority, did These instructions suited the circumnot present themselves for healing and stances of the times. The mission of the deliverance as they did in other places. twelve was to a “narrow district of Among the conditions to which Christ country, and extending only for a few subjected Himself on earth was this, weeks of time, in a mild and even clithat He put forth His power of healing mate, and under a simple state of society, only as a means of spiritual development, so that elaborate preparations were not necessary.” A minister's circumstances ridge, made of nutritious cereals; you should correspond with his surroundings must eat rare roast beef and steak and to a certain extent. There is a mission mutton chops, and plenty of fruit. And to the lanes and alleys, and another to if you go to bed early, bathe in cold the main avenues. It is nevertheless water once a day, keep your mind busy true that “the noble enthusiasm of pov- and your heart at rest, by leaving life erty" has accomplished the greatest and its orderings submissively with works in the home and mission field. God, you will have what every woman The work prospers in proportion as that needs if she would be useful and happy spirit prevails. But the poverty, with good health and good looks. out the enthusiasm, is of no effect. “Sil- A friend says, “Do tell the girls to ver and gold have I none," said Peter; rest, and not to wear themselves out by but a spiritual fulness was not wanting too much pleasuring, too much study

V. 11. They that reject Christ and re-ing, or, indeed, by too much of any. newal in Him, must expect the doom of thing.” such rejection—the floods of sin, crime And that is good advice, too. But and judgment. Life and property, even, the mothers need it quite as urgently as are insecure in wicked places; much the daughters; possibly a great deal greater peril awaits the soul at the final more.Christian Intelligencer. judgment,

Vs. 12–13. These words describe the work in progress. Success attended the THE TRUE GENTLEMAN. efforts of the Apostles.

The following sketch is called “ The

Portrait of the True Gentleman." It WHAT MAKES YOU. SO PALE ? was found in an old manor-house in

Gloucestershire, written and framed, and Probably a lack of fresh air and ex

| hung over the mantle-piece of a tapeercise out of doors. Housework is ex- estried sitting-room: ercise, of course, but it has not the in- ' “ The true gentleman is God's servant, vigorating quality that a brisk walk in the world's master, and his own man; the open air has. I wish, dear Daisy, Virtue is his business, Study his recreayou would be persuaded to try for a tion, Contentment his rest, and Happimonth the effect of a regular walk ness' his reward. God is his Father, every day, in the morning, which is the Jesus Christ his Saviour, the Saints his vital, exhilarating, delightful part of brethren, and all that need him his the day.

friends. Devotion is his chaplain, ChasBut walking without an object is very tity his chamberlain, Sobriety his butler, stupid, you urge. That is true enough. Temperance his cook, Hospitality his Have an object. Do the marketing. I housekeeper, Providence his steward, Undertake some of the family errands. Charity his treasurer, Plenty his mistress Go to see the poor and the sick, the of the house, and Discretion his porter people who are in trouble or weighed to let in or out, as most fit. with some infirmity. Carry the papers “Thus is his whole family made up that you have read to Aunty Brown, of virtue, and he is the true master of who never sees a paper unless some one the house. He is necessitated to take lends it to her. Ask to be included in the world on his way to heaven; but he the Visiting Committee of the Sunday- I walks through it as fast as he can, and school, and look after absentees. That all his business by the way is to make will give you an object.

himself and others happy. Take him Still, all the outdoor exercise you in two words-a Man and a Christian.” can take will not make you bright and blooming if you do not eat the right Our life is but a Winter's day, sort of food. Tea and toast, coffee and Some only breakfast, and away! warm biscuit, rich cake and pastry

Others to dinner stay, and are full fed;

The oldest man but sups and goes to bed! above all, Daisy, the constant nibbling

onog Large is his debt who lingers through the day; of sweets and candies will keep you who goes the soonest, has the least to pay! pallid. You must eat wholesome por

-QUARLES,

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