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LESSON XIII. — DEC. 27.

REVIEW. The review plan is closely adapted from the one used by Rev. A. F. Schauffler in the Olivet Sunday school, New York City, and given in the Sunday School Times for Sept. 13, 1884. “Quarterly review may be conducted either in the classes singly, or by the superintendent from the platform. In most cases the latter is the better way. To be successful, the leader must have a

TITLE. very clear idea of what he wants to do,

GOLDEN TEXT. and must do it rapidly, and with as

E. AT D., . . Fear not much enthusiasm as possible. It must

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The things be interspersed with lively singing of

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Blessed well-known hymns, and must absolutely IV. T. R. . . . I was glad proceed on the basis of question and

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He, being answer. The following hints are given VI. S. OF J...

Arise, go to assist superintendents in this work: VII. E. OF J. P. . The men

“Have on the board, at the opening VIII. H. G. R. . . . He did of the school, the Titles and Golden

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The Lord Texts as follows. (If you have no X. THE S. N. . . Cease board in your school, repent at once of XI. THE S. S. . . The Lord your negligence, and bring forth fruits XII. THE G. I. , . Ho, every meet for repentance' by buying a board at once. Get a good board, five feet by three feet, and you will never regret it.) ".

Call for titles as you indicate the lessons with the pointer. In this, as in all questioning, do not be satisfied with partial answers, but work good-naturedly until the whole school answers well. Then give the title yourself, and ask the school to give the corresponding text. Do this in regular order, and then skip from place to place. Now wipe out the golden-text words, and, giving the title, or pointing to it, call for the text. Now go still farther, and wipe out title letters, leaving only the left-hand numerals on the board. Then, in calling your numbers, ask for title or text as you please. In schools accustomed to answer questions put from the platform, this should occupy not more than ten to fifteen minutes. In schools unaccustomed to this method it will take longer. Now have the school rise and sing some wide-awake hymn in a spirited way, wasting no time in playing the tune over, but giving simply the chord on the piano or organ, and starting right in.

On the other side of the board have prepared the following:

Names. - E., J., J. J., H., J., I.
Places.-D., S., J., J., N.
Nations. – K. of I., K. of J., S., A.
Events. – A. C., F. S., I and F. P. D.,

T. R., D. of E., J. R. G.,
J. P. N., G. R., H. R. S.

THE NAMES are Elisha, Jehoram, Jehu, Joash, Hezekiah, Jonah, Isaiah.
THE PLACES are Dothan, Samaria, Jerusalem, Joppa, Nineveh.
THE NATIONS are Kingdom of Judah, Kingdom of Israel, Syria, Assyria.

THE EVENTS. -- Army Captured; Famine in Samaria; Idols and False Prophets Destroyed; Temple Repaired; Death of Elisha; Jonah Running away from God; Jonah Preaching at Nineveh; Great Revival; Hezekiah's Recovery from Sickness.

Call these names, places, and events out by varied questions. Avoid monotony in the form of the questions. For example: “Give the name of the two most prominent men in these lessons.” (Elisha and Isaiah.) “I want the name of a world-renowned city.” (Jerusalem.) Give the name of a man who showed false zeal. (Jehu.) Give the names of two men who are examples of true zeal. (Joash, Hezekiah.) I see two men lying on

beds of sickness, – one died, the other recovered; who are they? (Elisha, Hezekiah.) What man tried to run away from God? (Jonah.)

Under places and events proceed in the same general way, only by what may be the pictorial method, as follows: I see an army groping in blindness, and led by a single man into the very capital of the nation they were fighting. Who was the man, and of what nation was the army? (The Syrians and Elisha. There is a terrible famine in a city surrounded by an immense army. Suddenly the army flee away in the greatest haste, and there is plenty in the city. (Samaria and the Assyrians). A beautiful building. In front of it a great contribution box. People flocking from all parts to put in money. Many workmen busy repairing the building.' What and where was it? (Joash repairing the temple.) I see a ship at sea in a great storm. The waves wash over it. Some of the sailors are throwing the cargo over, others are waking up a man asleep in the storm. At length they throw the man himself overboard. (Jonah.) A whole nation is aroused. A great meeting is held for two weeks. I see the men starting out in little parties all over the country, destroying every idol and every place of idol worship. Where and when was the great revival? (The great revival under Hezekiah.) I see another city besieged by a great army. The city is destroyed, the people are being carried away captive. They never return. The kingdom is no more. (The captivity of Israel and end of the kingdom, B.C. 721.)

These word-pictures can be elaborated and others drawn. “Let no leader be disappointed if this method does not work perfectly at first. Only practice makes perfect. But when the leader attains facility and picturesqueness in questioning, the school is always hearty and interested in its responses. Now sing again as before, this time not standing. (For the next exercise, preparation must be made beforehand, and those who are called out must be ready to give in a clear, audible tone their answers. These should be brief, and should be as practical as possible, adapting themselves to the peculiar needs of the school.)” Ask teacher, 1, What evidence does Lesson II. afford that God fulfils his promises? Teacher, 2, What additional evidence do you find in Lesson XII.? Teacher, 3, Name the practical lessons for us in the two great religious revivals described in Lessons IV. and VIII. Teacher, 4, What important warnings to us in Lessons III., VI., and VII.? Teacher, 5, What is the greatest event foretold in these lessons ? Teacher, 6, What is the dearest thought to you in Lesson XII.? Then taking one verse, such as “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price," "ask two or three persons what they consider the most emphatic words, and why. The answers (prepared beforehand by each person without consultation with the others) will always differ, and bring out many sweet lessons. In the ways above alluded to, spend as much time as appropriate, closing with one grand lesson to be drawn from all twelve lessons, and given by your best man. Then close with singing and prayer.”

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Abana .

Elisha revealing the enemy's plans · · · · · 241
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Acts of the apostles .......... I Elisha's tomb, the dead raised . . . ... · 267
Ahab . . . . . . . . . . .

Employed, Duties of . . . . . . . . . 117

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Ahab's death .

Employers, Duties of. . . . . . . . . . 118
Ahab's line destroyed.

Embarkation of Paul for Rome . . . .
Almost persuaded . . .

Ephesians, Epistle to the .....
Apology from Paul.

Euroclydon . . . . . . . .
Armor of God ...

Eutychus . . . . . . . . . .
Ashtoreth . . . . . . . . . . . .

Evangelist . . . . . . . .
Assyria ···::.

. 277 Exaltation of Christ. .
Assyrian monuments and the le.

283 Except these bonds ..
Athaliah .

Faith, Triumph of
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Atonement, The .........

305

Faithfulness, Exhortatio
Bad company .

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Famine in Israel..
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Baal . : : . . : . . : : : .

Famine in Samaria, The . . . . . . . . . 246
Baal's worshippers destroyed by Jehu .

255 Feeble beginnings despised .... • • 307,
Blaspheming God. .::· · · ·
217 Fight, The good.

. . 143
Beecher's, H. W., experience. ..... 246 Forgiveness on conditio repentance . 311
Bethel, Golden calf in . . . . . . . . 174 Four steps to glory . . . . . . . . .
Bible, the word of God ...... . . . 140

Freeness of the Gospel . . . . . . . . . 309
Cadmus, Legend of ....... . . 59 Fruits of sin . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carmel : : : : . . . . . . . . . . 125 Gilgal .................
Cesarea, Prophets in .......... 25 God and prayer. :::.......
Chariot of fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

God's message by his Son . . . . .

. . . 145
Cherubim. ..

God's method of making changes. ...
Christ's coming, Looking for. ...

Golden calf worship. . . . . . . . . 173, 174
Christ fulfilling types · · · · · · · · · 156 Guardian angels . . . . . . . . . 243
Christ our example . . . . . . . . . . 121 Hand of the Lord . . . . . . . . . . 206
Christian progress. .

. 158 Hezekiah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Children, Duties of, to parents . .

115 Hezekiah's good reign · ... · · · · 283
Christian contentment . . . . . . . 127 Hezekiah's prayer . . . . . . . .
Christian's defenders, The . . . .

Hezekiah's prayer answered ......
Chronology of the Acts . . . . . . .

Hezekiah's sin from pride . .

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Chronology of the Old Testament ...

Hezekiah, the kingdom in his r

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Claudius Lysias : . . :: . . .

High places . . . . . . . . .
Cleansing from sin, Two ways of ..... 300 Honoring parents . . . . . . . . ..
Cloud, The little . . . . . . . . . . 205 Hope of the Jews. . . . . . . . . . 25
Comfort in trouble

Hope, Assurance of ..

• 163
Coming into the kingdom, Dif. ways of ... Huguenots . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Conversion, The change wrought in Paul by . Huguenot's device . . . . . .

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Conspiracy against Paul . . . . . . .

Humility of Christ
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Contribution box, A large ...... 262 Hypocrítical worship. . . . . . . . . 299
Corrupting others. . . . . . . . . . . 301

Idolatry established . . . . .
Covelousness . . . . . . . . . . 215 Ingratitude of disobeying God..

297
Dan, Golden calf in .
174 Inheritance among the sanctified.

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Daniel Quorm . . . . . . . .

Invitation, The gracious . . . .
Death of Elisha . . . . .
265 Isaiah . . . . . . . . . .

295
Dial of Ahaz. . . . . . . . . .

Isaiah, Book of . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Diamond and charcoal . . . . . . .
121 Jacob's wagons.

295
Discontentment in a palace ..... 215 Jehoiada . . . . . . . . . .

260
Discouragement of Elijah, - its causes.. 209

Tehonadab . . . . . .

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Discouragement of Elijah, --its cure ·
210 Jehu . . . . . . . .

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Disruption of the kingdom, Effect of the.. 168 Jehu's false zeal

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Dothan . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jericho, Rebuilding of i... . . . 181, 182
Downward tendency . . . . . . .

Jeroboam . . ... . . . .

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Dream of a good man i:..... 246 Jeroboam, False

m. False policy of ..... . 173
Drifting away from the truth

149 Jews at Rome, Interview with ......
Echoes in the Newburyport church. .. 43 Jezebel . . . . . . . . . .
Effect of Jonah's preaching...... 277

Joash of Judah. .....

259
Elijah at Horeb .......... 207

Joash of Israel . . . . . . . . .
Elijah's mantle. .
223 Joash's trial by bows and arrows. ..

266
Elijah meeting Ahab

189 Jonah, Book of . . . . . . .
Elijah on Mount Carmel, the answer by fire. 203 Jonah, Story of. :::::
Elijah's test on Mount Carmel . . .

Judaizers opposed to Paul ....

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Elijah the Tishbite . . . . . . . . .

Keeping back the truth : . . . .
Elijah translated

220 Kingdom of Israel, End of the ......
Elisha .

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Kings, Books of . .
Elisha and the famine in Samaria . . . . . 247 Last days of Elisha, Lessons from the ::

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Elisha at Dothan .......

Legends of St. Thomas . . . . . . . . .
Elisha's last days.

: : 266 Lepers by the gate . . . . . . . . . .
Elisha makes blind the Syrian army

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Lessons from the repairing of the temple

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Ravens in England . . . . . . . . . . 189
Little faith losing the blessing . . . . . . . 266

Reasonableness of religion. ....... 300
Maid, The captive. . . . . . . . . . 234

Red dyes, Sin compared to . ..... 301
Mammoth Cave . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Redemption, Vision of . . . . . . . . 151
Melita, or Malta . . . . . . . . . .

Redwald, king of the Saxons ....... 200
Messiah, The, like a root out of dry ground .

Reformation delayed . . . . . . . . . .
Miracles . . . . . . . . . .
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Reformation needed in Judah . ......
Miracles by Paul . . . . . . . . . . .

102 Reformation successful. ....... 262
Missionary Report . . . . . . . . . . 31 Rehoboam . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Moabite stone . . .

182 Repentance of God . . . . . . . . . 281,
Mob at Jerusalem . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Retzsch's illustration of Faust ...... 289
Monk and bird, The . . . . . . . . . . 314

Revival of religion under Hezekiah. .... 285
Naaman the Syrian . . . . . . . . . . 233

Revolt of the ten tribes..
Naboth .

215
Nation. The sinful. . . . . . . . . 295 Robespierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Nineveh . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Roman citizenship . . . . . . . . 52, 58
Obadiah . . . . . . . . . . . .

190 Sadducees and Pharisees · · · · · · 55
Obedience . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Salvation, A great . . . . . . . . . . 150
Omri ..

178 Salvation, Example of . . . . . . . . 134
Oppressions under Solomon :

Salvation, Gratitude for. .

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Oriental delays. . .

Salvation of men, God's desire for the .... 137
Parents, Duties of, to children ...
116 Salvation, How to obtain .

• 135
Paul and Festus . . . .

82 Salvation, Neglecting ........ . . 150
Paul and his slanderers . . . . .

Samaria . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paul as pastor and teacher . . . . . . . . 10 Samaria besieged . . . . . . . . . .
Paul assailed . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sanhedrim, The . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Paul at Jerusalem. .

Saviour, The, bearing our griefs : : ..... 304
Paul at Miletus. .

Saviour, The, his triumph thro' suffering. ..
Paul at Rome . . . . . . .

107 Saviour, The, making atonement for our sins.
Paul at Troas ..

Saviour, The, neglected, why? ......
Paul at Tyre . . . . . . .
24 Saviour, The suffering ......

301
Paul before Agrippa

Saviour, The, why his Gospel should be rec'd.

302
Paul before Felix.

Schools of the prophets . . . . . . . . . 222
Paul before the Council . . . . . . . . . 51 Seals and signets . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Paul bitten by a viper .........

Serpent, brazen, Destruction of the . .... 285
Paul's charge to Timothy . . . . . . . . 139 Sevastopol, Scene at the siege of . . . . . .
Paul's conversion, Nine steps in ...... 46 Serving God from our youth . . . . . . . . 193
Paul's defence ... . . . . . . . . . .

Shishak, king of Egypt .........
Paul's determination . . . . . . . . . . 28

Ship in the mouth of the Amazon . . . . . 86
Paul's early training . . . . . . . . . .

Shunammite's son, The . . . . . . . . 227
Paul's encouragement, Reasons for... 103 Shunem . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paul's example . . . . . . . . . . .

19 Siberian mines. .
Paul's farewell . . . . . . . . . . . . Sickness, revealing their danger to the sick ..

290
Paul's going to Jerusalem . . . . . . . . 23 Skitzlanders. .
Paul's going to Rome . .

Slanders, A plan for refuting .......
Paul's history subsequent to

112 Smiting on the mouth . . . . . . . . 53
Paul in Macedonia . . . . . . . . .

Snow, Benefits of . . . . . . . . . . 313
Paul's life before conversion .

St. George of England . . . . . . . .

· 189
Paul's method of work ..

Still small voice, The ..........
Paul sent to Felix. ..

St. Theresa . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Paul's shipwreck.

Symbolic teaching ..........
Paul's two years at Rome.

Syria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Paul vindicated ..

Syrian army in a panic ..........
Paul's vision in the storm . .

Syrian maid, A modern ........ 238
Paul's voyage :.

Tabernacle and its furniture; what they symbo-
Paul working with his hands . . . . . .

lize . . . . . . . .

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Payson's rejoicing in his last hours . ...

Temple repaired, The . .

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Persian fable . . . . . . . . . . .

The Abbot's one harvest . . . . . . . .
Persian princes . . . . . . . . .

The faithful saying . . . . . . . . .
Peter, Epistles to .......... 158 The iron tree . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pharpar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Thirst in oriental lands. . . . . . . . 309
Philippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Thirsts of the soul . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Pizarro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Timothy, First Epistle to . . . . . . .
Plants, Inner and outer life of ...... 138 Timothy, Second Epistle to ........ 139
Prayer for rain. . . . . . . .

204 Trial of faith . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Prayer, Immediate answers to. .

295

Turning points in life . . . . . . . 171
Preaching the Word . . . . . . . . . 141 Tyndall, Professor, Experiments of . ... • 50
Priesthood of Christ . . . . . . . . 152 Types and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Promises, Precious ..

Unbeliever and prayer . . . . . . . . 195
Promises, Rich and abundant . . . . . . . . 269 Unbelief, The fate of . . .
Prophets of Baal ..

195 Unfailing cruse, The . . . . . . . . . . 187
Prophets of Baal slain

204 Woman's work under the Gospel .. ...
Prophets of the Lord.

Work for God a cure for despondency. ... 212
Pumping from a sinking ship. ...... 270 Worldly-wise policy, Bad effects of .

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Punishment . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Zarephath, the furnace of trial . .
Quaker's dream, A . . . . . . . . . . 264

Zarephath, Widow of . . . . . . . . .
Ravens feeding Elijah .... ....185, 189 | Zeal, Jehu's ..............

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