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PAGR. The Sabbath school concert, 97 A superintendent's apology,
110 Ellen Newport,
99 Teacher's relation to the pastor, 110 Sabbath school experience, 104 The word of God hid in the heart, 111 Reminiscences of Sabbath noon at The great deceiver,
113 the parsonage, 106 Effect of faithfulness,
115 Eulogistic verses on Tyndale the Woman's indebtedness to the Bible, 117 martyr,
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JUST PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY, SCRIPTURE QUESTIONS, Vol. XI, on the History of David. By Rev. Joseph ALDEN, D. D.; price 10 cents.
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SCRIPTURE QUESTIONS, Vol. XII, on the Book of Psalms. By Mrs. Louisa Payson HOPKINS.
The LIFE OF REV. JOHN COTTON. By Rev. A. W. McClure,
The object of the articles which we publish under this head, is not merely to stimulate and encourage all who attend the Sabbath School Concert to a faithful performance of their duties, but to give facts, and to suggest hints and illustrations which the conductor of the concert, by expanding and applying, may use to interest and impress the minds of the children who may be present on those occasions.
One great end which, whoever conducts the Sabbath School Concert, should be, as it appears to us, ever kept in view, is, to point out to the young the danger that they incur by associating, in their childish sports, with the vicious and profane among their youthful companions, and having shown them the need of the upholding and preserving grace of God in a world like this, to lead them for security to the Saviour, in whom alone they can find righteousness and strength.
Our children, as soon as they set foot in the world, are assailed by a legion of temptations which are calculated, not only to arouse and strengthen all the evil passions of the heart, but to keep them from attending to the instruction
which might be the means of their salvation. Not long ago, a boy about ten years of age, was turned out of one of our schools for disobedient and vicious conduct. I asked him how it happened that he, so young, and with such faithful instruction as he had received, should be so self-willed and perverse ? I shall never forget his reply, for it brought to view one of the most fruitful sources of evil to our children, especially in our cities and large towns, with which we have to contend. “The reason,” said the boy, “why I am so bad, is that I run in the streets, and play with older and wicked boys so much.”
Now let the conductor of the Sabbath School Concert communicate a fact like this, and expand and apply it so as to make both parents and children aware that the great school of vice is the street, and that there is infinite danger in walking in the counsel of the ungodly, in standing in the way of sinners, and in sitting in the seat of the scornful. This fact, thus applied, may possibly awaken parents to the importance of making home so pleasant to their children, that they shall not desire to associate with rude and vicious boys in the street, and also of deterring the children from a course so perilous to their character and their souls.
Perhaps, too, the importance of guarding against the beginnings of vice, may, at such a season, be illustrated by some striking fact in nature which may have been noticed by the scholars.
At the bottom of my garden there was once a young quince tree of great beauty and promise, which I expected would some day supply me with a sufficient quantity of its peculiar fruit. When the tree had attained about one half of its size, I noticed that the tender shoot of a grape-vine had sprung up at its root, and was stretching forth its fine tendrils towards its neighbor for support. Without much thought about the matter, I suffered “both to grow together," until the vine had