The Hero of Heroes; A Life of Christ for Young People

The Hero of Heroes; A Life of Christ for Young People

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the boat came to the beach, the Teacher and Healer saw just the same sight that he left at Capernaum. His compassionate heart was moved. He landed, and climbed the hill; the people followed, and he went on till evening healing and teaching as usual. The crowd was partly made up of those who were forming parties to go up to Jerusalem for the Passover, which reminds us that the second year of his ministry was drawing to an end (John vi. 4). When you think how his heart was aching for John, how he wanted rest and the opportunity to hear what the Twelve had been doing, you see what it meant for him to be thus surrounded day after day. The apostles said, when evening came: "Now send the people away to get their meal, and let us have a little peace." But Jesus said: "They need not go away, feed them yourselves." They were dismayed. Philip was the one who looked after the food for the apostles. "What will you do?" said Jesus to Philip. "Well," he said, "if we had eight pounds' worth of bread we might give each of them a taste." Then Andrew broke in: "There is a boy here with five barley loaves and two fishes; that might feed five men, but there appear to be about five thousand!" Each of the apostles had his little wallet, the cophinus, it was called, in which every Jew used to carry his food, that he might not eat what was common or polluted. Strange to say, the cophini were all empty to-day. But Jesus had a thought in his mind. He intended to make a meal the sign by which his disciples would always remember him. And here was the opportunity, while the thought of John's sudden death was in his mind, to sketch out for his disciples what he meant. "Make the people sit on the grass," he...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603745
  • 9781236603746