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It is presumed that every teacher will be supplied monthly with the Notes on the Scripture Lessons, and that he will, by the study of them, and by regular weekly attendance at the preparation class, make himself master of the subject, and thus be thoroughly prepared to teach the lessons for the day,
It should be remembered that, in consequence of the limited space at command, in some cases a large portion of the lesson selected for the elder classes is necessarily omitted. The teacher, therefore, may have to introduce the subject, or supply a connecting link in the middle. When a short line is inserted, it is to show that either the selection is from two separate chapters, or the continuity of the reading is broken. This gives a larger scope in the selection, and with care will make the lesson more interesting both to the teacher and scholar.
1. The children should be encouraged to commit to memory during the week the Golden Text and the Lesson Verse.
2. Each scholar being provided with the lesson, the teacher should announce the appointed subject, and briefly introduce it in a lively and attractive manner, by the aid of some well-chosen illustration which shall naturally lead on to the main facts or doctrines of the lesson to be taught; thus tending to secure for it the interest and attention of the class.
3. The lesson may then be read by the scholars simultaneously or individually, the teacher reading a portion in turn.
4. The teacher having previously divided the lesson into sections according to its character and meaning, the first section should be read again, and, by suitable questioning, explanation, and illustration, its meaning made plain to the scholars. The other sections should be dealt with in a similar manner. Examination by questions should follow each section.
5. In the foregoing exercises the leading practical truth or truths which the teacher desires to impress on the mind and heart should be constantly kept in view, and gradually brought out as the lesson is proceeded with. The close of the teaching will consist of a brief and earnest attempt to press home the practical application of these truths in the most forcible and affectionate manner.
If these suggestions be duly considered, and, as far as applicable to each particular case, be carried out with an earnest spirit, a loving heart, and in prayerful dependence on the Holy Spirit, teachers will not fail to secure the blessing of Him who hath said, “My Word shall not return unto Me void.”
PAGE April 3. The Power of Jesus' Name
36 3. Joseph Sold into Egypt
37 10. Victory over Death...
38 10. Joseph Exalted......
39 17. Christ the only Saviour
40 17. Joseph makes himself known
41 24. The First Christian Martyr
42 24. Joseph Honouring his Father
43 May 1. An Anxious Enquirer....
44 1. The Death of Joseph 8. A Remarkable Conversion...
46 8. The Child Moses
47 15. Good Works 15. The Call of Moses
49 22. The Spread of the Gospel
50 22. The Passover.......
51 29. The Humanity of Jesus Christ..
52 29. The Red Sea .....
53 June 5. The Deity of Jesus Christ
54 5. The Manna
55 12. Love, the Chief Grace......
56 12. The Commandments
57 19. The Christian Armour..
58 19. The Commandments
59 26. Bible Heroes
66 26. Review of the Quarter's Lessons
61 The LIST OF SCRIPTURE LESSONS for the entire year is published at ls. per 100, and will also be found in the "Sunday School Illustrated Almanack," price One Penny.
The great work of religious instruction will be materially assisted by teachers inducing the parents of Sunday scholars to post up in their dwellings, where it may conveniently and continually be seen, a copy of the List of Lessons or the Sunday School Illustrated Almanack.
POWER OF JESUS' NAME.
GO L D E N TEXT. God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name
which is above every name.-PHILIPPIANS ii. 9.
ACTS iii. 12-20. AND when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, 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 ?
The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus ; whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
And His name through faith in His name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know : yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
. And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all His prophets, that Christ should suffer, He hath so fulfilled.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you.
JOSEPH SOLD INTO EGYPT.
GOLDEN Τ Ε Χ Τ. The Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy.-GEN. xxxix. 21.
GENESIS xxxvii. 23-28, 31-34. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him; And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood ?
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh.
And his brethren were content. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found : know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
VICTORY OVER DEATH.
GO L D E N TEXT. Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ. -1 CORINTHIANS xv. 57.
1 CORINTHIANS xy. 47–57. THE first man is of the earth, earthy : the second man is the Lord from heaven.
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy : and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.