The National Sunday School Teacher Volume 5

The National Sunday School Teacher Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...and that he may give the joy of his recovery to the family who were afflicted in his sickness. 20. Decapolis is a Greek word, and means " the ten cities.' Of these Gadara was one. They were partly colonized by the Romans, and received peculiar privileges. All these cities, except Scythopolis, lay east of the Jordan and of the Sea of Galilee, and it was in this half Jew, half-Gentile country that the' healed demoniac preached the power and compassion of Jesus. PRACTICAL REFLECTl0NS.---Christ a deliverer from the power of the devil.--'l'his Gadarene demoniac like an awakened manHe is full of contradictions. He humbly reverences Christ as one who can help him and yet he feels that Christ's presence is a torment to the evil principle in him. Some' times the evil, SOIIlUlTl6S the good speak.--The tenderness with which Jesus delivers one from this state of contradictions.---" Clothed and in his right mind.'5 What a picture of all who come to Jesus for he1p.--How many send Jesus away. as the Gadarenes did, because they fear 'to receive him and give up their sins.--The duty and privilege of witnessing for Christ. I. 'Telling how great things have been done for us. 2. Praising the Lord's compassion toward us. 3.-'itnessmg, first of all, among our own friends and neighbors EXTRACTS FROM COMMENTARIES. VERSE 1. Gadara stood on a partially isolated hill at the north-western extremity of the mountains of Gilead, about sixteen miles from Tibenas, where he the extensive and remarkable ruins of Um Re-is It occupies the crest of a ridge between two wadys, and as this crest declines in elevation toward the east as well as the west, the situation is strong and commanding Christ came across more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987799
  • 9781236987792