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Vol 18 Issue 08

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Attention

To arouse the child’s interest and hold his attention once awakened is a major problem in the sphere of instruction. What is attention? How can it be enforced? Volumes have been written on this subject. This question confronts us with a problem also from the purely natural, psychological point of view. The teacher, in school or in catechism, must cope with this difficulty. One must know not only what to teach but also how to teach it. This question also asserts itself in the realm of the spiritual. We refer to instruction in the things of God’s Word and covenant....

Proper Cooperation between Parents and Teachers

Healthy, intelligent, helpful co-operation is necessary wherever and whenever two or more persons or groups are called upon to work together toward the accomplishment of a joint task. This is a well-known fact and admitted as an established truth by everyone that stops to think only for a moment. In our large industrial plants, for example, all the departments must interrelate, they must coordinate their work. Efficiency demands that nowhere along the line of production should there be any interruption. If one part of the production line comes to a halt it not infrequently brings the entire plant to a...

The Person of the Prophet Daniel

The angel Gabriel was wont to address our prophet as “A man greatly beloved” (Heb. man of desires)—beloved certainly of God. Of all the prophets, he was the only one who was given this title. There was reason. The written history of his life shows that he was a man of unfaltering faith, uncompromising obedience in the face of the most trying circumstances, sterling integrity and unselfish devotion to his calling. The name Daniel signifies “judge of God,” that is, one who pronounces judgment in the name of God. Some interpret the name by “judge through God,” while still others...

Elijah and Elisha—The Baptist and Christ

The relation that Elijah sustained to Elisha was similar to that sustained by John the Baptist to Christ. What Christ said of John in comparison with himself can be said of Elijah in comparison with Elisha. Said Christ, “For John came neither eating nor drinking. . . The son of man came eating and drinking. . .” (Matt. 11:18, 19). So, too, Elijah and Elisha; the former came neither eating nor drinking. The latter came eating and drinking. He came neither eating nor drinking, did John. The wilderness was his abode, and his meat there was locusts and wild honey....

Lord’s Day 3, Chapter 2: Man’s Relation to God (continued)

Many and serious objections may be raised against this rather generally accepted doctrine of the “covenant of works.” That the relation between God and Adam in the state of righteousness was a covenant relation, we readily admit. But that this covenant should be an established agreement between Adam and his Creator, consisting of a condition, a promise and a penalty, and that it was essentially a means whereby Adam might work himself up to the higher state of eternal life and heavenly glory that is now attained by the believers through Christ, we deny. First of all, there is the...

The Power of Exaltation

. . . . And set him at his own right hand in heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.Eph. 1:20b, 21. O, that this prayer be ours! And that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ may hear us! This prayer of the apostle in behalf of the Church at Ephesus, which is after all, the prayer which the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ wrought in his heart, in his mind, and...

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