With Open Face; Or, Jesus Mirrored In Matthew, Mark And Luke

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byAlexander Balmain Bruce

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE CHRISTIAN PRIMER "Suffer the children to come unto me," said Jesus. It is with a view to fulfil this command that I write this concluding chapter. It is my desire that the children also may see Jesus " with open face." Existing Catechisms do not accomplish this good object. In them Jesus is seen only through the somewhat opaque veil of theology. I do not quarrel with theology, but it should come last, not first. Theology is for full-grown men, not for children. The Jesus of the Gospels is for all. There is indeed much in the Gospels also that is beyond the comprehension of early years. But they contain much suited to young capacities, quite enough to enable children to know Jesus well, and to love Him with all their hearts. To gather out of the Gospels this Gospel for the children is my present aim. If I include in my Primer some things young people cannot fully understand, I trust there will be found nothing in it to which they can attach no meaning. I arrange the material in Catechetical form. 1. Who was Jesus? He was the Son of Mary of Nazareth in Galilee whose husband Joseph was a carpenter. 237 2. What is the meaning of the name Jesus? It means "Saviour," for the mission of Jesus was to save men from their sins. 3. What happened to Jesus when he was twelve years old'! He went up to Jerusalem to the passover with His parents, found His way into the temple where the doctors taught, and was there when His parents left to go home. 4. What did He say to His mother when she found Him? "How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be in my Father's house?" Luke ii. 49. 5. What was the early occupation of Jesus? When He grew up to manhood He became a carpenter. 6. Why did He leave this occupation? Because the Spirit of God told Him H...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE CHRISTIAN PRIMER "Suffer the children to come unto me," said Jesus. It is with a view to fulfil this command ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217419232

ISBN - 13:9780217419239

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