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Did Jesus tell her any more about this living water? He told her if any one drank the water out of that well he would thirst again; but those who drink the water that he should give them should never thirst.
What did he say that this living water should be in them? He said it should be in them a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life.
Did she ask Jesus to give her some of this living water? She asked for some of this water that would keep her from thirsting, that-she need not come to the well to draw again.
What was this living water which Christ could give? The Holy Spirit.
Why is the Holy Spirit called water? Because water is the best drink, and as washing with water makes our bodies clean, so the Spirit of God washes away sin from our souls.
What is the thirst of which Jesus spake? Wishing for something to make us happy.
And will this Spirit that Christ gives make us happy? It will; we shall not wish for any other happiness,when the Holy Spirit shows us Jesus who died for sinners, for he is the chiefest among ten thousands and altogether lovely, and in him does all fulness dwell.
Did this woman go and call her friends? She did, saying, come and see a man that told me all that ever I did in
life. How had Jesus told her all things that ever she did? He told her of her sins, and she had sinned all her days.
Should sinners be invited to come to Christ? They should; for he is the only Savioạr of sinners.
Did Jesus invite all sinners to partake of this living water? He did, in the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, if any man thirst let him come unto me and drink.
THE RICH MAN.
Whom does this picture represent? A rich man.
How came he by his riches? God caused his ground to bring forth plentifully.
Had he more fruits and goods than his barns would hold? He had, and said he would pull down his barns and build greater, that he might have where to store his goods.
What would he say then? He would then say to his soul, “Soul, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry, for thou hast much goods laid up
many years.' What did God say to him? Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be?
Why was this rich man foolish? It was foolish to make such provision for his body which must die, and make no provision for his soul which will never die, and he was foolish to think riches would make him happy.
Was it wicked for the rich man to keep all which God gave him for his own use? It was, for it was disobeying God. He should have disposed of them for the good of others.
What will make people happy? Loving and praising God would make him happy in life, happy in death, and happy in heaven. Riches do not make people happy.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
What does this represent? A poor man who was going from Jerusalem to Jericho, but the thieves caught him, and stripped off his clothes, and wounded him, and left him half dead.
What did he do? He could do nothing, and would probably have died if somebody had not come to help him. Who came first?
A priest. Did he help him? No; he turned away from him, and went the other side of the road.
Who came along next? A Levite.
Did he help him? No; he went on the other side, and left the poor man alone.
Who came along next? A Samaritan.
Did he do anything for the poor man? He did; he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine.
What more did the Samaritan do for him? He put him on his own horse, and carried him to an inn, and gave the landlord money, and told him to take good care of him and he would pay him for it.
Now, dear children, can you tell me which of these three, who passed along the road, did what was pleasing to God?
What did Christ teach us by this story? That doing good is serving God.
What is a thief?
What is a priest? A man who leads in the worship of God.
Who is a Levite? A man who descended from Levi.
JESUS WALKING ON THE WATER.
What does this represent? Jesus walking upon the water.
When did he walk upon the water? When his disciples went over the water in a ship, and he sent the people away, and was left alone.
What did he first do, when he was left alone? He went
up into a mountain to pray and it was night. What befell the disciples that went away in a ship? When the ship was in the midst of the sea, it was tossed with waves, for the wind was contrary.
Who came to them in this tempestuous night? Jesus came to them walking on the sea.
What did his disciples say when they saw him? They said it was a spirit, and cried out for fear.
How were their fears quieted? Jesus spake to them saying be of good cheer: It is I, be not afraid.
Did they know him when he spoke to them? They did, and were very glad to know it was Jesus.
What did Peter do?. He was so rejoiced, he went to meet Christ on the water.
Could Peter walk on the water? He could when he believed, but when he saw the wind boisterous he was afraid and began to sink, and cried, “ Lord, save me, or I perish."
Did Jesus help him? He did; and reproved him for his fears.
Shall we all perish, if we do not cry to Jesus for help? We shall perish in our sins if Jesus does not save us.*
Whom did Jesus take with him when he went into the mountain to pray? Peter and James and John.
How did he appear while he prayed? Very beautiful; his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Who came and talked with him? Moses and Elijah, who had long been in heaven, appeared in glory and spoke with Christ about his crucifixion.
Where were Peter, James and John? They were asleep, but they awoke and saw Christ's glory, and they saw Moses and Elijah.
How were they affected? They were so happy they desired to stay and build them houses there.
What next appeared to them? A cloud came upon them. And there came a voice out of the cloud saying, This is my beloved Son, hear him.
How were the disciples affected? They fell on their face and were sore afraid.
What did Jesus do for them? He came and touched them, and said Arise, be not afraid; and when they had lifted their
eyes they saw no man save Jesus only.
* Acts iv, 12.
CHRIST RIDING INTO JERUSALEM.
What is this? Jesus riding into Jerusalem. · Was this the manner in which he used to travel? It was not; he usually walked.
Was he sometimes tired with walking? He was.
When did Jesus ride? The last time he went up to Jerusalem.
How long was it before he was crucified? Five days.
What did he ride upon? A colt, the foal of an ass, on which never man rode.
Were the people very much pleased to see him at this time? They were. A great multitude spread their clothes on the ground as a carpet for him to ride over.
What did others do? They cut down branches of the trees and laid them in the way. What did the children do? They sung,
" Hosanna, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the LordPeace in heaven and glory in the highest.”
What did Jesus do when he came near to Jerusalem? When he was come near, he beheld the city and wept over it.
What did the people in Jerusalem say, when they saw him come? They all ran and said, Who is this?
Who were displeased when they saw what was done, and heard the children praising in the temple? The chief priests and scribes.
What did Jesus say to them? Yea, have ye never read, “out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, thou hast perfected praise.”
Who foretold this event? The prophet Zechariah.
What did he say? Rejoice greatly, 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.
What did Jesus say when some of the pharisees requested him to rebuke the disciples? He said, I tell you
if these should hold their peace, he stones would immediately cry out.