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f HE SUNDAY SCHOOL
UISSON XII, FOURTH QUARTER, INTER
NATIONAL SERIES, DEC. 23.
Vcmt of the Lnmn, Lake xxlv, 30-S3.
Memory Verw, 40-4M Oolden Text,
Lake xatv, 01 Couiitientary Pre
pared by Rev. D. M.
Copyright, 1900, by American Press Association.!
' While the topic of the lossou Is "The
ABceusion," the portion assigned cov
ets the evening of the tirst resurrec
tion day and suggestively all the
- erects between that and the actual
ascension of verse 51. The alternate
It&ton suggested by the committee Is a
dorlstuias lesson from John 1, 1-14, oil
"The Word made flesh," hut both can
be easily combined, and each contains
ftfets and truths which need to be
strongly emphasized. The Word by
Vnom all things were created waa
wade flesh and dwelt among men on
arth, God manifest iu the flesh, and
the body In which He dwelt was pre
pared by the Holy Spirit In the Virgin
Mary, so that Jesus was In a peculiar
atvi unique sense "the seed of the wo-
man" (I Tim. III. 10; Luke 1, 31, 35) of
On. Ill, 15. He wus made of a woman,
attde under the law
,tBt were under the 1
sad, having borne our sins In His own
body on the tree and been made a
corse for us. He rose from the dead
In a literal, material body of flesh and
, bones, concerning which He said,
"Handle Me and see," and He showed
(hem In His hands and feet the marks
of the nails by which Ue had been
(fastened to the cross. He also actually
ate before them (verses 39-43). "That
resurrection body Is a sample of what
lnrs will be when we shall be like
Blm" (I John ill, 2; Thll. Ill, 20, 21) in
the first resurrection at His coming.
tie would have us believe these
things regardless of all sight or feel
ling (John xx. 29; Mark v, 36) and in
'the power of the Holy Spirit proclaim
repentance and submission of sins
among all nations as His witnesses
(97, 48). He would have us restful,
peaceful, untroubled and fearless (30
38; John xlv, 1, 27), consciously united
t Him, the risen, living Christ, and
believing that He sends us as the Fa- j
tber sent Him and that He is with us
aft the days as the Father was with
Him (John xvii, IS; xx, 21; vi, 57; Matt,
axvlii, 20). To be His witnesses w
must believe the books of Moses, the
prophets and the Psalms as He did, i
64-40) and from the Scriptures preach
Jtsus as 1'hilip did (Acts vlii, 35). As
ve see how literally prophecy has been
fulfilled in reference to His humilia
tion and sufferings we must believe
that all prophecy concerning His king
dom and glory-shall be Jnst as literally
fulfilled, remembering His words In
verse 44, "All things must be fulfilled,"
and again In John x, 35, "The Scrip
fare cannot be broken." There is no
pewer for life or testimony apart from
the Word of God and the Spirit of God,
But filled with these the weakest ves
sel will be used by God as a witness
Tjto Jesus Christ. Every believer has
liecome a temple of the Holy Ghost
and Is Indwelt by Him (John xlv, 17;
I Cor. vi, 19, 20), but every believer
should be filled with the Spirit (Epb.
, 18), speaking the word of God with
boldness (Acts lv, 31), for otherwise
the preaching, however orthodox, may
be only cold water instead of boiling
yater to make His name known (Isa.
It What He waa and did those forty
flays between His resurrection and
visible ascension gives us some idea of
iwhat we shall be and do in our resur
rection bodies in His kingdom, of
which He had so much to say those
forjy days (Acts 1, 3). While this pres
ent evil age of "the mystery of the
kingdom" (Matt, xiii, 11) continues
and the witnesses go forth with the
Incorruptible seed of the word we
most expect to find it just as He said
It would be in the parables of the
sower and of the wheat and tares and
other parables; but, as He was sus
tained under all His trials by the joy
et before Him (Heb. xll, 2), so we,
like the disciples, may Joyfully con
tinue (52, 53) amid all discourage
ments to be His faithful witnesses.
A more full account of His ascension
in found In Acts 1, 9-11, where notice
Khe words "taken up" In verses 9, 11,
and also verses 2, 22. In that same
material but glorified body which
-came out of the tomb, which could be
handled and In which He could eat
and walk or vanish at pleasure, He
iteceaded to the right hand of God,
where as our High Trlest He ever liv
eth to make Intercession for us, sym
pathizing with us, for He was in all
points tempted like as we are.
We can scarcely understand the
amazement of the disciples as they
saw Him slowly and calmly, with lift
ed bands stretched out to bless them,
leave their midst and majestically as
cend skyward. They were lost to all
tut their ascending Lord till the cloud
received Him out of their sight, and
then they continued gazing up into
heaven, as if perchance they might ob
tain another glimpse of Him, until
they were recalled to earth by the
voice of two beside them, who said,
"This same Jesus which is taken up
from you into heaven shall so come In
like manner ad ye have seen Him go
into heaven." This second coming of
Christ to end this age and bring la a
better one is the blessed hope of the
church (Tit. II, 13) for which' we wait.
He will come to the air to receive us
to Himself (I Tbess. Iv, 10-18; I Cor.
v, 23, 51, 53, and then a little later
He will come In glory, bringing all
His saints with 111m to end this age
and set up His kingdom with Israel
as Its center (Col. Ill, 43; I Tbess. ill.
13). Then shall His feet stand again
n the very hill from which He as
cended, and Israel shall receive Him
as their Messiah (Zeeb xlv, 1-5; Isa,
xxv, 0); then shall be glory to God
and peace on earth.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
LESSON XIII, FOURTH QUARTER, IN
TERNATIONAL SERIES, DEC. 30.
Text of the Lfmuu, Comprehensive
Quarterly Review Golden Text,
Ima. Ix, Commentary Prepared by
Rev. U. M. Stearns.
Copyright, 1IW8, by American Press Association.
Lesson I. The two great command
incuts (Mark xll, 2S-34, 38-44). Golden
Text. Mark xil, 30, "Thou shait love
the Lord thy God with all thy heart."
The scribes knew the truth and were
very religious, but their religion was
a mere pretense, nu outward form
without any heart, a cloak to cover up
a lot of sin. They were outwardly
righteous, but Inwardly full of hypoc
risy and iniquity (Matt, xxill, 2S; Islr,
xxix, 13; xxx, J)-11). The poor widow
was right with God.
I.esso.n II. The ten virgins (Matt.
xxv, 1-13). Golden Text, Matt, xxv, 13,
"Watch, therefore, for ye know neither
the day nor the hour wherein the Son
of Man cometh." All these parables
of the kingdom of God or of heaven
are covered by the phrase iu His first
, jo redeem tuem ,)llruMo, "the mysteries of the king
law (Gal. lv, 4, D), dom 0f heaven," and refer to this
present age while the King Is rejected
and the kiugdom in abeyance waiting
for. the King's return.
Lesson III. The parable of the tal
ents (Matt, xxv, 14-30). Golden Text,
Trov. xxviii, 20, "A faithful man shall
abound with blessings." During the
absence of the King His redeemed
ones. His servants, being intrusted
with talents or pounds, are expected
to occupy, trade, do business with
these till His return, when all will
have to account of their stewardship
and be rewarded according to their
works. See I Cor. ill, 11-15; Rev. xxiL
12; II John, S.
Lesson IV. Jesus anointed In Beth
any (Matt, xxvl, 0-10). Golden Text,
Matt, xxvl, 10, "She hath wrought a
good work upon me." There were so
few who understood Him. No one did
fully. Not even Teter and John believ
ed what He told them concerning His
death and resurrection, but there was
one in this Bethany home who seemed
to come nearer to Him than all others.
Lesson V. The Lord's supper (Matt,
xxvl, 17-30. Golden Text, I Cor. xl, 24,
"This do iu remembrance of me." For
nearly 1,500 ye;:rs Israel had been re-
memberlng from year to year their
deliverance from the bondage of
Egypt, with Its iron furnace, by the
mighty hand of God and by the blood
of the pussover Lumb, but now a
greater deliverance for Israel when
the kingdom shall come is spoken of,
and till then all believers are to com
memorate often the death and resur
rection of the King.
Lesson VI. Jesus in Getbsemane
(Matt, xxvi, 30-50). Golden Text, Luke
xxll, 42, "Not my will, but thine, be
done." We can only stand in awe and
dumb amazement as we read of this
agony in Getbsemane, the strong cry
ing, and tears, the sweat, as it were,
drops of blood, the sleeping disciples
who could not watch one hour, and the
thrice repeated prayer. We note that
the prayer was heard, and He was
strengthened to go on and die on the
cross and finixb His work.
Lesson VII. Jesus before Caiapbas
(Matt xxvl, 57-08). Golden Text, Isa.
liii, 3, "He is despised and rejected of
men." Their long determined purpose
is now to be earned out, and the time
has come to let them, for they could
have no power against Him except it
was given them from above (John xix,
11), and they could not take His life
from Him unless He was willing to let
them (.John x, IS).
Lesson VIII. The world's temper
ance Sunday (Isa. v, 11-23). Golden
Text, I Cor. ix, 27, "I keep under my
body and bring it Into subjection."
The only true temperance that is,
complete self control will be ours Just
in proportion to our being occupied
with the Lord Jesus suffering in our
stead; then, instead of the self life of
intemperance, there will be the desired
fruit of the first part of our lesson
Lesson IX. Jesus before ' Pilate
(Luke xxill, 13-25). Golden Text, Luke
xxlii, 4, "Then said Tilate I find
no fault in this man." Three times
Pilate testified to His innocence, yet
he delivered Jesus to their will. There
are many now who have no fault to
find with Him, but are not willing to
be identified with Him, yet if we are
not for Hlni we are against Him
(Matt, xll, 30).
Lesson X. Jesus on the cross (Luke
xxill, 33-40). Golden Text, Luke xxill.
34, "Father, forgive them, for they
know not what tbey do." Study the
seven sayings and note in the first
three salvation and gtory and all that
is needed between. See the King of
the Jews crucified and remember that
as the riu Christ He wults for the
throne of David. All the prophecies
concerning His kingdom and glory
must be as truly fulfilled as those con
cerning His humiliation.
Lesson XI. Jesus risen from the
dead iMatt. xxviii, 1-15). Golden Text,
Matt, xxviii, 0, "He is risen, as He
said." See I Cor. xv, for the necessity
and Importance of the resurrection.
Believe fully and firmly all the Scrip
ture says of this great event that the
body which came out of the tomb was
the same body that was crucified and
still bore the marks of nails and spear.
Lesson XII. Jesus ascends into
heaven (Luke xxiv, 20-53). Golden
Text, Luke xxlv, 5L It. V., "While
He blessed them He parted from them
and was carried up into heaven." He
is now a risen and ascended Living
Saviour, having all power In heaven
and on oartl;, our great High Priest
ever making intercession for us and
touched with a feeling of our Infirmi
ties, while we go forth with His gos
pel to complete His chdrch td bring
MIKE WRITES ON
Cli macks, N. C,
K. F. D. No. l.J
Dec. 12, 190G
My Dear Uuole Pat:
I have just got your letter. No,
the lloaters would not take money
from the Providence township Re
publican boss. They don't seem to
like him, and they told him they
would rather vote the Democratic
ticket for nothin 'than to vote his
old ticket for dough. Floters vote
for the cash, but sometimes they
wont take cash from a man that is
worse than they are, that, is, they
won't s"ll out to a man that nuts
. dnlhu-a of the boodle in his own
pocket, to eery dollar he ptys the
llotprs for votm, lou cm oet on
You've heard of black pills, hain
jour Well, the Kepublieaus over
in (Jhicago swollerea one at tne eiex
tion. and. as the old doctor used to
say, they have been trying to vom-
miCK it up every since, ut n uiaun,
nill is so well suted bv nature to
Republican's politishen's stumick
that he can't heave it up. Th
thing just sticks because its natural
for it to do so. ies. tnev nominal-
id a nicsrer for indue iust to get all
theneggersto voce tne iLpuuiiuau
ticket. Mml the old coon cot elected.
Now they are in an awful fix and
they are trymg to get mm. to resign
hut the old coon wants "to hold
.vp iist n Wtle bit 'fore he resigns."
Aint it amusiu to see toe naus
hate the nisrers before the elextion
nd then tell em to skiddo after it is
over? And aint it funny to hear
em cusa Teddy Kosenveit tor uis-
channn those colored men wno
made up that black company of nig
ger soldiers. But Teddy'll have em
ail right by next elextion. If he
cunt tret, em in a ffood hu.nor any
other wav he'll have em all over to
Washington, and dine witn him and
his distinenished friend Booker
Thev sav SDencer blackburned is
a goin to coutest the elextion in De
At ViPfause he didn't zet enough
votes, and the weaklv tar heel keepa
uownin because speucser oeeauuams
wnnt tell how manv votes the Rails
got in this state at the last elextio.
1 guess mistnr spenser uw nuuauia
hna hr mnch richt to be ashamed as
nv bodv. far thev dident 2et nigh
as many votes as they got when tom-
mas roluns was a ruunm me macn-
ine. I think 1. 1. hicks and mister
toms is a kickin cause tne naus
nuilKPiTi hslieve that thev would
carry the state, and they flopped over
at the wrong time, and mary ann
buttler, the two spensers and BIG
BOSS jeemes is moi tinea oeoause
not aa mnnv votes in the
state as thev promised Teddy, while
the little tiny boaa in mis county
nntnnlv failed to tell his crowd how
to get votes but mad a dismal falure
showin em how to do it. A man
who dont know when its a goin to
rain is at a verv ereate disadvantage
in bein able to tell his crown wheu
to run to she Iter.
The ltada have manv different
kinds of bosses. There's the state
boss, the county boss, the township
boss, and then all these bosses have
lutenent bosses. Its not hard to
wnrlc ii n to the Dosition of Republi
can township boss in this cosnty.
All a man hafl to do is to deuv the
Ten Commandments occasionally.
resurrect old. Annaniss, ooej me
nmmtj hnHH. and distribute the
dough without lettin to much of it
stick to his ringers, ui course, juu
know a man couian t maice mucn
hread it nearly all the dough was
stick to his fingers. Some seem to
wnmipr whv thev anient nave more
Radical bread in Providence, but
they ought to see what went with
the dough bet ore iney wonaer very
mnr.h about it.
Well its verv amusin to see the
old, battle-scarred Republican bosses
since the election, iney iook just
like they'd been a foolin with the
hind legs on the bacK end oi a kick
in miilp. One of em said their lead
ers lost their heads, bat I dont see
what difference that makes, for they
cau go to the store and buy a cab
bage head lor nve or ten cenia.
Koncrress haz plade the dickens
with Kosenvelt's spelin klasa by
swopin oft Andru Karnegyi Bymply
fid snfdin book for Webster dic-
shnnery. Elihu Rute wood hav got
a duzen bed marks u ne naa oin
aloud la tpel like this: "M-u-l-e,
mule: f-u-l-e. fool: s-k-u-l-e. school:
h-o-p-e, hope; s-o-p-e, soap, and so
4th. If mary ann nutier aoni tarn
tn Teddv's releef in thvs eyelin biz
ness I dont C hou in the kingdum
kum he kan ever get his klass thru
thA hook, and civ his skolars a thure
dril in the grate and symplyfide art
of spelin, as was his purpose when
he adopted Andru'z nu spelin book.
0, its d red fnl, nuful ilrfdfnl, not 2'
B aloud 2 use nu things.
Well, its about time for BIG
BOSS jeemes I to ome down ;
and straighten out things, and he,
ought to bring spencer bee addamms
and mary ann butler and t. t. hicks
to dress the wounds of the fallen.
Mike Doooasshifld, Jr.
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Many people right here In this vi
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a'.Ae to drag about don't know what
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