The Teacher's Companion: Designed to Exhibit the Principles of Sunday School Instruction and Discipline (Google eBook)

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Houlston and Stoneman, 1848 - Sunday school teachers - 386 pages
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Page 199 - Tis religion that can give Sweetest pleasures while we live : Tis religion must supply Solid comfort when we die.
Page 78 - It is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones should perish :
Page 21 - ... if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul ; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday : and the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones : and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Page 187 - ... they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
Page 193 - Do we pursue other ends in the same way ? Can the minister of the Gospel preach so as to interest, cheer, alarm, or move his audience, if he goes on any other supposition than that he must labour for the conversion of his hearers at the present time ? When can the conscience be reached, if not in childhood ? When has God promised that the soul shall find him, if not when he is sought early ? When will the Holy Spirit impress the heart which you are labouring to soften and subdue, if not when it is...
Page 120 - Schools, and should be the ambition and effort of every Teacher. Better to teach a few things well than to skim superficially over all the sciences. A popular writer quaintly remarks, that " teaching a pupil to read, before he enters upon the active business of life, is like giving a new settler an axe, as he goes to seek his new home in the forest. Teaching him...
Page 148 - The sight of these engravings, the explanations, and the poetical commentaries of my mother, inspired me, from the most tender infancy, with a taste and inclination for biblical lore. " From the love of the things themselves, to the desire of seeing the places where these things had occurred, there was but a step. I burned, therefore, from the age of eight years, with...
Page 143 - The first man that God made, and the father of us all. first woman, and she was the mother of us all. Q. Who. was Cain?
Page 186 - Make the Bible the foundation of all your instructions; and, while professedly teaching the doctrines of the Christian faith, see that its first principles are thoroughly understood : resolve that, to the utmost of your ability, every scholar in your class shall clearly understand the scheme of redemption, and the way by which alone salvation can be obtained. Whatever truth you exhibit, if it be possible, make that truth plain before you leave off; for what is not understood cannot be intelligibly...
Page 148 - ... Joseph, and Samuel ; and, above all, those beautiful patriarchal scenes, in which the solemn and primitive nature of the East was blended with all the acts of the simple and wonderful lives of the fathers of mankind. When I had repeated my lesson well, and read, with only a fault or two, the half page of historical matter, my mother uncovered the engraving, and, holding the book open in her lap, showed and explained it to me as my recompense. " She was endowed by nature with a mind as pious as...

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