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What did the angels say to them? They said, “ Why seek ye the living among the dead, he is not here, he is risen. Remember what he said unto'you.”
What had Jesus said to them? He had told them he must be delivered into the hands of wicked men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
Did they all go home after this? They all went home but Mary; she stood by the sepulchre weeping; and stooping down, she saw the two angels in the sepulchre.
What did they say to her? They said, Woman, why weepest thou? And she said, because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
When she turned herself back, whom did she see? She saw Jesus, but she did not know it was Jesus.
What did he say to her? He said, Woman, why weepest thou? what seekest thou?
Who did she think he was? She thought he was the gardener, and said to him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take
When did she perceive that it was Jesus? When Jesus said to her, Mary, she knew it was Jesus, and said to him, Master
What did Jesus say to her? Go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend unto my father and your father, and to my God and your God.
How long was Jesus seen before he ascended to heaven? Forty days.
Where was Jesus when he left his disciples and ascended to heaven? At Mount Olivet.
How did he ascend? When he had been teaching his disciples, they saw him taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
While they stood looking as he went up, who came to them? Two angels clothed in white.
What did they say? 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.
When will Christ come again? At the last day he shall come in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory, and all the holy angels with him.
Hark, the herald angels say,
Angels, roll the rock away!
LESSONS OF ANALYSIS.
Jesus looked and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury, he saw also a poor widow cast in two mites which make a farthing. And he said, Of a truth, I
say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all.
For all these rich have cast in of their abundance unto the offerings of God; but she of her poverty, hath cast in all the living that she had.
Who looked to see how the people cast into the treasury?
What is a treasury?
How was it that she cast in more than they all, when they cast in large gifts, and she a small one?
Is it our duty to cast into the treasury of the Lord? Does Jesus always see what we cast in?
Two women who lived in one house had each of them a babe. One night when they were all asleep, one of the women turned herself over upon her babe, which lay close by her in the bed, and killed it. When she awoke and found her little babe was dead, she went and took the other woman's child for her own, and laid her dead babe in its place, while the woman slept.
When the other woman awoke, she first thought her own babe was dead, but when she looked on it, she saw it was not her child. Then she carried it to the wicked woman who had taken her child, and desired her to let her have her own babe; but the wicked woman said, the living babe is mine, and the dead babe is yours; and the other said, no, the dead babe is yours, and the living babe is mine. Then they went to king Solomon and told him.
And when king Solomon saw how they both claimed the living child, he said, bring me a sword. And his servants brought him a sword. Then he said, cut the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other.
Then the mother of the living child spoke, for she was distressed lest they should kill her child, and said, O my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill it. But the wicked woman said, no, let it be neither mine nor yours, but cut it in two. Then the king said, give her the living child who would not have it killed, for she is the mother.
How did the woman kill her babe?
When she awoke and saw her babe was dead what did she do?
What crime was that? Wnat crime did she commit next? How did king Solomon discover which was the mother of the living child?
Do parents love their children?
Is the love of God to his children greater than that of parents? It is, for he says, Shal a mother forget her sucking child, and not pity her own son? Yea, they may forget, yet will not I forget thee. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that love bim.
Which of God's holy commands, did the woman break who stole the child?
How did she break them?
Ahab, king of Israel, wanted Naboth's vineyard, which was near his palace. But Naboth would not sell it to him, because it was given to him by his father. Then Ahab became very sad, and laid himself down, and refused to eat. When Jezebel, Ahab's wife, saw his trouble, she sent men to kill Naboth, and then told the king he might have the vineyard, for Naboth was dead. Then Ahab arose and went down to take possession of it.
But God sent the prophet Elijah to him while he was in the vineyard. When Ahab saw him coming, he exclaimed, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy! and Elijah said, I have found thee, because thou hast done this evil in the sight of the Lord. Then Elijah told the king, that he and his wife were both to be destroyed for their wickedness, and said, in the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. He also told him that the dogs would eat Jezebel.
Of what sin was Ahab guilty?
Why was Ahab sad and unhappy? He was not contented and thankful for the good things which God had
What wicked passion did Jezebel have in her heart? To what did this wicked passion lead her?
Did Ahab's covetousness and Jezebel's pride and revenge make them unhappy?
When is the best time to subdue such evil passions?
Ahab served Baal, a false god, and he made and an altar for the worship of Baal in Samaria.
God was displeased with him for his wickedness, and sent the prophet Elijah to tell him that there should not be dew or rain for years. This dearth occasioned a great famine in the land.
During the famine, God sent Elijah to live by the brook Cherith.
God also sent ravens to carry him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening. So he ate the food which God sent him and drank water from the brook,
Who was Ahab? King of Israel.
What are false gods? All who are called gods, besides the one, only living, and true God.
Why was God displeased with Ahab? Because he did not obey his holy command which says, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
What did God send to punish Ahab? A famine.
Did the famine punish all the people with Ahab? Many people suffered by the famine, but God took care of his people and fed them.
What occasioned the famine? There was no rain or dew to make the corn grow.
Will not things grow from the earth, if it does not rain on its When there is no rain to soften the earth it becomes hard, and the grass and plants cannot grow.
What care did God take of Elijah during the famine? He sent the birds of the air to carry him food.
The brook Cherith_dried up_because there was no rain; then God sent Elijah to Zarephath, and told him be should find a widow there who would sustain him. When he came to the gate of the city, he saw a woman gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, fetch me,
pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. As she was going to fetch it, he called to her again and said, bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. And she said, I have no bread, I have nothing but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse; and see, I am gathering these sticks that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may