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dream they must not return to Herod, so they went to their own country another way.


Whom do these represent? Joseph and Mary with the child Jesus going into Egypt.

Why did they go into Egypt? The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said to him, arise, take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt --for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

How did Herod seek to destroy the child? When he saw the wise men had not done as he requested them, but had gone home another way, he was exceeding angry, and sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem—from two years old and under.

What did the prophet Jeremiah say of this event? In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning; Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Was Rachel buried in that country? She was buried between Rama and Bethlehem.

Were these infants, who were so cruelly murdered, her children? They were her descendants.

When did Joseph and Mary return with their babe from Egypt? When Herod was dead, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph again, and told him to return to the land of Israel.

How did Herod die? The cruel Herod was seized with so loathsome a disease, that the worms fed upon him before he died.


Who does this picture represent? The devil tempting Jesus.

How did he tempt him? Jesus had been in the wilderness forty days and had eaten nothing in all that timethen the devil said to him, if thou be the Son of God, command these stones that they be made bread.

* See Matt. iv. 1 to 12.

How did Jesus answer him? Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

What do you understand by this? That bread feeds only our bodies; we must have the word of God to feed our souls.

Did king David delight more to feed his soul than his body? He said, the word of God was sweeter than honey to his taste, that he loved it more than his food.

Does the devil tempt people to do wickedly? He does. He goes about, seeking whom he may destroy.

What direction does God give us in his word how to avoid him? Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you.

Resist the devil and he will flee from you.


What does this picture represent? Jesus Christ blessing the little children.

What did the disciples do, when they saw persons bringing little children to Christ, that he might touch them? They rebuked those who brought them

What did Jesus say? He was displeased with his disciples and said, suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.

What more did he say of the children? Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

What children do receive the kingdom of God? Those who choose to love and serve the Lord.

What did Jesus do for the little children which were brought to him? He took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them and blessed them.

What is it to bless? It is to make happy.

Did Jesus have more love for the little children than the disciples had? He had, and he has more love than our parents have.

Does Jesus love little children now? He does, and calls them to come to him; and all who come to him with faith and love, he will bless and make happy.


Did Jesus Christ preach to the people? He did, and told them all that they must do to please God, and be happy here, and forever.

What did some say who heard him? Never man spake like this man.

Where did he preach? He spake openly to the world, in the synagogue, and in the temple.

Did Jesus once preach on the Mount of Olives, and bless the people who loved and served the Lord?' He did.

What are those blessings called? Beatitudes.
How many beatitudes are there? Eight.

What is the first? Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

What is it to be poor in spirit? It is to feel that we are sinhers, and hope for salvation only through the mercy of God in Christ.

What is the promise to the poor in spirit? They shall be happy in heaven.

What is the second beatitude? Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

What is it to mourn? To be very sorry, or deeply grieved.

What mourners shall be comforted ? Such as mourn for the sin that is in themselves and in others.

How shall such be comforted? They shall have their sorrow turned to joy, through hope of salvation.

What is the third beatitude? Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

What is it to be meek?. It is to bear ill treatment, without anger or revenge.

What is the promise to the meek? Though the wicked hate and persecute them, God will take care of them and give them all they need.

What is the fourth beatitude? Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

What is it to hunger and thirst after righteousness? It

is wishing to be holy that we may serve God without sin.

What is the promise to such? They shall be filled with all the fulness of God.

What is the fifth beatitude? Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

What is it to be merciful? To be good and helpful to all, even to the wicked.

What is the promise to the merciful? God will show mercy to them.

Do we all need God's mercy? Yes, we should perish without it.

What is the sixth beatitude? Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

What is it to be pure in heart? It is to love God, and banish all wicked thoughts and passions,

What is the promise to such? They shall see the beauty and glory of God.

What is the seventh beatitude? Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

What is it to be a peacemaker? It is never to disturb or afflict any one, and never to quarrel, but to persuade those who are quarrelling to be quiet, and live in peace.

What did Christ promise to such? God will own them for his dear children.

What is the eighth beatitude? Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

When are persons persecuted for righteousness' sake? When good people are hated, and afHicted by the wicked, who do not love what is good and holy. The wicked Jews persecuted Christ, when they hated him, because his holy conduct made them feel guilty and ashamed. They also persecuted him when they afflicted him and put him to death.

What did Christ promise to such as are persecuted for righteousness? They shall be forever happy in heaven. Though the wicked afflict them here, they cannot keep them from heaven. Even when they are trying to keep them from all good, they are helping them to glory.

Come, children, sing the song,

Jesus to bless us came,
Come every child and use your tongue,

To praise his blessed name.

Sing of his dying love,

Sing of his rising power,
Sing how he blesses with his love,

And how our sins he bore.

Sing, till we feel our heart

Arising with our voice,
Sing, till the love of sin depart,

And Jesus is our choice.

Soon shall we hear him say,

Ye blessed children, come,
Soon will he call our souls away,

And take us to his home.

Soon shall our happy tongues,

His endless praise proclaim,
And sweeter voices tune the song,

Jesus to bless us came.


What does this picture represent? Jacob's well.
Who is that sitting by it? Jesus Christ.

Why did he sit there? As he was going through Samaria to Galilee he was wearied with his journey and sat down by the well to rest.

Who came to the well at this time? A woman of Samaria came to the well to draw water.

What did Jesus say to her? He asked her to give him some water to drink.

What did Jesus say when she refused to give him drink? He told her, if she knew what God could give, and who it was that asked her for rink, she would have asked of him, and he would have given her living water.

Did the woman know what he meant? She did not

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