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Lesson NO!. I-Sabbath'. Jianuary 5, 1946.
SOURCE AND AIM OF TRUE EDUCATION
1. Who is the source of all true education? Job 12:13; 1,
Cor, 1:30; Col. 2:2, 3. Whose spirit giveth man under-
tJ NOTE: "Our ideas of education take too narrow and
too low a range. There is need of a bro der sco e, a
hjgher True education means more an e pUl'sual
of a certaIn course .of study. It means more than a pre-
paration for the life that now is. It has to do with the
. whole being, and with the whole period of '-existence os-
sible to man. It is the harmonious de elo ment of e
p YSlCal, t e mental, an e SpIrI ua owers; It pre-
ares e the joy 0 s I e In . orId, and
for the higher joy of wider serVIce In wor to come,"
-Ed., p. 13.
2. Who is the greatest Teacher of mankind? John 3:2;
Isa.• 9:6'; John 7:46.
NOTE: "In a knowledge of God, all true knowledge
and real development have their source." Ed., p. 14.
3. Where did God first establish a place for the educa·
tion of man? Gen. 2:8. Who ,stood in the centre of
this system? Gen. 1:26-28; Luke 3:38.
NOTE: "The system of education established. in Eden
centered in the family. Adam was 'the Son of God,' and
it was from their Father that the children of the Highest
received instruction. Theirs, in the truest sense, was a
family school." Ed., p. 33.
4. What knowledge is found in true education? John
17:3; Luke 2:49·5'2.
5. What is the highest aim of true education? Ma.tt. 5:48.
What is the reward of faithfulness? Rev. 22:14.
6. How many may receive the benefit of a godly educa.
tion? 1 Tim. 2:4.
7. What position do men generally take toward the
Source of true Jer, 2:13.
NOTE: "In the prevailing systems of education, human
phHoSQphy had taken the place of divine revelation. Instead
of the heaven-given standard of truth, men had accepted a
standard qf their own devising." Ed., p. 74.
8. Whom did God the 'Father send for our true educa·
tion? Luke 9:56; John 8:15, 16; 3:16.
NOTE: "He who had a-eated man, undel'stood the
value of humanity. Evil He denounced as the foe of
those whom He was seeking to bless and to save. In
every human being, however fallen, He beheld a son of
God. one who might be ·restored to the privilege of His
divine relationship.... Looking upon men in their suffer-
ing and degradation, Christ perceived ground for hope
where appeared only despair and ruin." Ed" p. 79
9. What is the reward of true education? Rev. 21:1.7;
22:1-6; Isa. 35:10. .
Lesson No.2-Sabbath, January 12, 1946
THE BIBLE AS AN EDUCATOR
1. What position should the educator take toward the
word of God? Josh. 1:8; Deut. 6:6.
NOTE: "Every part of the Bible is given by inspira-
tion of God, and is profitable. The Old Testament no less
than the New should receive attention. As we study the
Old Testament, we shall find living springs bubbling up
where the careless reader discerns only a desert. The
book of revelation, in connection with the book of Daniel,
especially demands study. Let every God-fearing teacher
consider how most clearly to comprehend and to present
the gospel that our Saviour came in person to make known
to His servant John." Ed., p. 191.
2. Whom should parents espeCially instruct in the word
of God? D e ~ t . 6:7.
NOTE: "Let the yQuth, then, be taught to give close
study to the word of God. Received into the soul, it will
prove a mighty barricade against temptation." Ed., p.
;I. What position should be taken toward Bible truths1
John 7;38; Rev. 1:3; Provo 7:1-3..
NOTE: "The great motive powers of the soul are
faith, hope, ~ n d love; and it is to these that Bible study,
rightly pursued, appeals. The outward beauty of the
Bible, the beauty of imagery and expression, is but the
setting, as it were, for its real treasure':-the beauty of
holiness. I'n its record of the men who walked with God,
we may catch glimpses of His glory." Ed., p. 192.
4. What is the best method of searching the Bible? Isa.
NOTE: "In daily study the verse-by-verse method is
often most helpful. Let the student take one verse, and
concentrate the mind on ll.'3certaining the thought that
God has put into that verse for him, and then dwell upon
the thought until it becomes his own. One passage thus
studied until its significance is clear, is of more value than
the perusal of many chapters with no definite purpose in
view, and no positive instruction gained." Ed., P. 189.
5. What means may be employed to impress Bible truths
more deeply home upon our hearts?" Hab. 2:2.
NOTE: "The use of object-lessons, blackboards, maps.
and pictures, will be an aid in explaining these lessons,
and fixing them in the memory. Parents and teachers
should constantly seek for improved methods. The teach-
ing of the Bible should have our freshest thought, our
best methods, and our most earnest effort." "Ed., P. 186.
6. On what occasion especially should the Bible be read?
PS, 63:2-7. What time should be the most blessed in
the family? Who should take part in reading the
Bible a.t family worship?
ANSWER: "The 'hours of morning and evening wor·
ship should be the sweetest and most helpful of the day.
Let it be understood that into these hours no troubled,
unkind thoughts are to intrude; that parents and children
assemble to meet with Jesus, and to invite into the home
the presence of holy angels. Let the services be brief
and full of life, adapted to the occll.'3ion, and varied from
time to time. Let all join in the Bible reading, and learn
and often repeat God's law. It will add to the interest of
the children if they are sometimes permitted to select the
reading. Question them upon it, and let them ask ques-
tions. Mention anything that will serve to iHustrate its
meaning. When the service is not thus made too lengthy,
let the little ones take part in pl'ayer, and let them joi.n in
song, if it be but a single .verse." Ed" p. 186.
7. What hoelp is received through the word of GOO when
it is in our heart? Ps. 119:11; 17:4, 5.
8. On what path does the word of God lead usf Matt.
7:14; ps. 119:105. '
9. What should we earnestly pray to the Lord who is
the foundation of all true educati'on? Ps. 86:11.
Lesson No.3-Sabbath, January 19, 1946
EDUCATION THROUGH MEDITATION UPON
1. What part of, the Bible is especially of educationlll
value? Why? Heb. 11:32-34.
NOTE: "As an educator, no part of the ~ i b l e is of
greater value than are its biographies; These biographies
differ from all others in that they are absolutely true to
life," Ed., p. 146. '
2. WJtat truth has God clearly revealed in His word?
Isa. 3:10, 11. Provo ,2.6:2.
NOTE: "No truth does the Bible more clearly teach
than what we do is the result of what we are. To a
great degree the experiences of life al'e the fruition of our
own thoughts and deeds." Ed., p. 146, .
3. What is broug'ht to our remembrance through sacred
history? What men are presented to us' in Bible
ANSW/ER: "Sacred history presents many illustra-
tions of the results of true education. It pl'esents many
noble examples of men whose characters were formed
under divine direction; men whose lives were a blessing
to their fellow-men, and who stood in the world as repre-
sentatives of God." Ed., p. 51.
4. What report is giwn us concerning Josel!h? WJtat was
the mystery of his godly life? Gen. 49 :22'·25.
NOTE: "In the crisis of his life, when making that
terrible journey from his childhood's home in Canaan to
the bondage which awaited him in Egypt, looking for the
last time on the hills that hid the tents of his kindred.
Joseph remembered his fa her's God. _Ile th1t
so 0 IS C I a ood, and hIS
reso ve to prove Imse true--ever to act as became a
subject of the King of. heaven. In the bitter life of a
stranger and a slave, amidst the. sights and sounds of
vice and the alluremenbl of heathen worship, a worship
surrounded with all the attractions of wealth and culture
and the pomp of royalty, Joseph was steadfast. He had
learned IEl!!son of obedience to Faithfumesll i
'eveI;l stitiOii;""i'rom the most... IoU to the-:fupst
tramed every power for liighest service." pp. 52.
5, What report does the Bible give us concerning Daniel1'
Dan. 1:8. What instructiOn is herein found for the
children and youth of day?
ANSWER: "Daniel and his companions had been:
faithfully instructed in the principles of the word of
They had learned to sacrifice the earthly to the spiritual..
to seek the highest good. And they reaped the
Their habits of temperance and their sense of responsi-
bility as representatives of God called to .noblei:}t develop-
ment the powers of body, mind, and soul. . . 11 The same
mighty truths that were l'evealed through these men, God'
desires to reveal through the youth and children of" too.
day.'\/Ed., pp. 55, 57.
6. Whose son was Elisha? What qualificationsl did he
possess, and how was he prepared for II. great w'ork?
1 King 19 :19-21.
-NOTE: "The son of a wealthy farmer, Elisha had
taken up the .work that lay nearest. While possessing the
capabilities of a leader among men, he received a train-
ing in .life's common duties. In order to dil'ect wisely-. he
,must leal'!\- to obey. By faitfil'iil'fiess: Utt,le :thin]§) he-
was .,2reI!ared for weightier trusts." d., p. 58.
7. Wha was Elisha's trade when he was called to be a..
prophet of God? What did 'he realize? 1 King 19:20.
NOTE: "When he was first summoned, his resolution
had been tested. As he turned to follow Elijah, he was
bidden by the prophet to return home. e must count the
or 'e' ca ut
"Elisha-unaerstood-t1le- value of his opportumty. f
8. To wha.t company -in Israel did Elisha belong? What
mission was he to perform? 1 King 19 :16-18.
9. Bow old was Moses when he was separated from his
ANSWER: "Younger than Joseph or Daniel was Moses •
when removed from the sheltering care of his childhood's
home; yet already the same agencies that shaped their lives
had moulded his. Only twelve' years did he spend with
his Hebrew kindred; but during these years was laid the
foundation of his greatness; it was laid by the hand of
one little known to fame." Ed., p 61.
10. What did Moses obtain while in Egypt? But what did
he rath'er choose, and where was his education com-
pleted? Beb. 11 :24-26.
NOTE: "From the humble home in Goshen, the son
of Jochebed passed to the palace of the Pharaohs, to the
Egyptian princess, by her to be welcomed as a loved and
cherished son. In the schools of Egypt, Moses received
the highest civil and military training. Of grea.-t personal
attractions, noble in form and stature, of cultivated mind
and princely bearing, and renowned as a milita leader,
he became the nation's pride. . . . Not yet was Moses
prepared for his life-work. h I -
oS n dence 0 'v' e. . . . In the wi ds
of Midian, Moses spent forty years as a keeper of sheep.
Apparently cut off forever from his life's mission, he was
receiving the discipline essential for its fulfilment." Ed.,
11. Where do we find two self.denying men? Wherein did
their self·denial consist? 1 Sam. 19:1-7; Matt. 3:4..
"On the record of those who through self-
abnegation have entered into the fellowship of Christ's
sufferings, stand-one in the Old Testament and one in the
New-the names of -i,onathan: and of J ol::!n tlJe_lllultist.
Jonathan, by birth nell' to the -him-
elf set asi e b the divine decree; to his rival tfie most
ten er and fait u 0 nen s, s ielding David's life at
the peril of his own. . . . John the Baptist, at his llP-
pearance as the Messiah's herald, stirred the nation. From
place to place his steps were followed by vast thl'ongs of
people of every rank and station. B the one
came to whom he had borne witness, a was chan ed.
""1Olrowed "Jesus, ana John's ..}York seemed ast
Yet there was no wavering, of his fam.
12. In what manner did the world receive great blessings
through faithful women? Heb. 11 :23; Matt: 1:20,. 21.
NOTE: "Jochebed was a woman and a slave. Her lot
in life was humble, her burden heavy. But through no
other woman, save Mary of Nazareth, has the w'Orld re-
ceived greater blessing." Ed., p. 61.
13. In whose school must the instruments of God for His
service and for heaven, be educated? 1 Peter 5:10;
Reb 12:6; Rev. 3:19; Provo 3:12.·
Lesson No. 4-Sabbath, January 26, 1946
EDUCATION IN THE. FAMILY
1. Where was the first school of education established '!
NOTE: "The sYstem of education instituted at the be-
ginning of the world, was. to be a model for man through-
out all after·time. As an illustration of its principles a
model school wag. established in Eden, the home of our
first parents. The garden of Eden was the schoolroom,
nature was the lesson·book, the Creator Himself was the
instructor, and the parents of the human family were the
students." Ed., p. 20.
SInce the fall of
2. Where is the centre of educa'tio
man? Gen. 18:19; Deut. 6:6-9
NOTE: "The education centering in the family Wll5
that which prevailed in the days of the patriarchs. For
the school thus established. God provided the conditions
most fav.ourable for the development of character." Ed.•
3. Whlllt book is of greatest educational value? 2 Tim.
3:16; .To-hn 5:39.
NOTE: "The Bible contains all the principles that
men need to understand in order to be fitted either for
this life or for the life to come." Ed., p 123.
4. Of does the responsibility of the parents con·
sist? Ps. 78:1-8. 1 I . . ';'
NOTE: "What the parents are, that, to a great ex-
tent, the children will be. The conditions of the
parents, their di osit' n . s, and
ral e en s are, to a greater or less degree, repro-
uce in t eu' children. he 0 Ie' the ai s, the higher
the mental and spiritual en owmen , a the better
developed the physica powers of th arents, the better
will be the life equipm nt ey give eir c 11dren. . . .
Fathers and mothers need to understand their res onsi-
b'lit." M.H., p. 371.
5. What is unfortunately neglected by some educators?
NOTE: "I saw that young and old neglect the Bible..
They do not make that book their study and their rule of
life as they should. Especially are the young guiLty of
this neglect. Most of them are ready, and find plenty of
time, to read I almost any other book. But the word that
points to life, eternal life, is not perused and daily studied,
. . . Pa en would etter urn the es of the da
and t 0 e as t ey come IntO theil" .houses. wou d
be a mercy to e c 1 reno . . . arents. say that un-
less you awake to the eternal interest of your children,
they will surely be lost through your neglect. And the
possibility that unfaithful parents will be saved if< UW
Vol. 1, pp. 134, 135. .
G. Who is the child's first teacher? '2 Tim. 3:15; Acts
16:1; 2 Tim. 1:5; 2 John 1:1.
NOTE: "Especially does the responsibility rest
the mother. She, by whose life-blood the child IS
nourished and Lts physical frame built up, imparts to it
also mental and spiritual influences that tend to the
shaping of mind and character." M.H., p. 372.
7. What laws. should the educators also understand?
Judges J3:3.7, .
NOTE: "In the study of h io
led to see' the value of h IC
be so 'preserved and in the
highest degree to success in life's great struggle. Child-
ren should be early taught, in simple, .easy lessons, the
.rudiments of io y and ii' The work shoUld be
begun by the mot er in the home, and should be faith-
fully carried forward in the school." Ed., p. 196.
8. What qualifications must parents possess to be true
educj\tors of their chiWren? Ps. 128; Provo :u:'2.6·30;
1 Tim. 6:14.
9. In what should the children also be instructed from
their early youth?
ANSWER: "In the home training of the youth, the
-principle of co-operation is invaluable. From their earliest
years children should be led to feel that they are a part
Qf the home firm. Even the little ones should be trained
to share in the daily work, and should be made to feel
that their help is needed and is appreciated." Ed., p. 285.
10. What has God instituted for the oeducation of the
family? Ex. 2()·8:11.
NOTE: "The value of the Sabbath as a means of
education is beyond estimate. . .'. The Sabbath and the
family werg alike instituted in Eden, and in God's pur-
-pose they are indissolubly linked together. On this day
more than on any other, it is possible for us to live the
life of Eden." Ed., p. 250.
11. What is the first lesson a child needs to learn? Ex.
20:12; Eph. 6:1-4.
NOTE: "One of the first lessons a child needs to learn
is the lesson of obedience. Before he is old enough to
reason, he may be taught to obey. Rio' gentle, persistent
effort, the habit should be established." Ed., p. 287.
12. What should the scholars be taught concerning their
attitude toward 'God, and also be shown through prac-
tical 'examples? Ps. 111:10; Provo 9:10; 2:1-5; Rev.
NOTE: "Ano.ther precious grace that should be care-
fully cherished is reverence. True reverence for God is
inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and a reali-
zation of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen the
heart of every child shouW be deeply impressed. The
hour and place of prayer and the-services of public wor-
ship the child should be taugnt to regard as sacred be-
cause God is there." Ed., . pp. 242, 243.
Lesson No.5-Sabbath, February 2, 1946
EDUCATION FOR WORK AND SERVICE
1. Through whom does the Father in heaven minister to
mankind? John 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:18, 19.
NOTE: "AU things both in heaven and in earth
declare that the great law of life is a law of service.
The infinite Father ministers to the life of every living
thing." Ed., p. 103.
2. Who is our great example in s6uice? Matt. '20 :28.•
31. To what are we also called? 1 Peter 4:10, 11. Where
should we do service for God and for one another?
ANSWER: "Like our Saviour, we are in this world
to do service for God. Weare here to become like God
in character, and a life of service to reveal Him to'
the world." M.H., p.O.
4. In what conditio should we always be found? Tit.
3:8, 14.' t·
5. Where should the foundation of service be laid?
, ANSWER: " : r h ~ hOJlle is the child's first school, and
it is here that the foundation should be laid for a life of
service." M.H., p. 400.
6. Who is also our example in this respect? Luke 2:51,
NOTE: "Jesus secur,ed His education in the home.
• .- . He who had been the commander of heaven, was
a willing servant, a loving, op'edient son. He learned a
trade, and with His own worked in the carpenter's
shop with Joseph." M.H., p. 399. -
7. What N!sponsibility rests upon parents educators of
s. What feelings are manifested on the part
of children-who often do not understand the discipline
of the parenlts.?
ANSWER: "Children are sometimes tempted to
under restraint; but in after life they will bless their
parents for the faithful care and strict watchfulness that
guarded and guided them in their years of inexperience."
M.H.. p. 394.
9. How should the husband and wife help eaoh other in'
the training of their children? Gal. 6:2.
NOTE: " e ect should exist between hus-
band and' wi e. 0 r tney should consider their respon-
et l' they should work for the highest good
of their chil ren," M.H., pp. 393, 394.
10. WJtat should be the motive of all actions for service?
2 Cor. 5:14, 15•. 'It
11. On what occMlion did' Jesus serve His disciples once
(" more before His death? John 13:3.5. What instruc-
tion for us is found in this example? Verses·13·1-7.
12. Where is Jesus now? Phil. 2:9.11.
What will be the reward of those whQ in this life
. have given self·denying service to their Master? JOhD
Lesson No. &--Sabbath, February 9, 1946
EDUCAnON IN THE CHURCH 'lI
. .J I. ' ;- QUESTIONS,
, 1. /what '/tt.e( fnstitution did God establish for the educa-
tion of His children? 1 Tim. 3:14...,u.
NOTE: "The parable of the vineyard applies not alone
to the Jewish nation. It has a lesson for us. The church
in this eneration had been endowed by God Wl grea
II VI eges essings, and He expects corresponding
returns." C.O-!'., p. 296.
.2. How thoroughly were the children of Israel educated
in organization on their journey? Ex. '20:18.,20; Num,
11;16, 17; Ex. 19.:5, 6. e.l.
NOTE: "From the outset of the journey from Egypt,
lessons had been given for their trainipg and discipline.
before the* left EJqDt a temporary
liiW'15"een CL a"i'i'a"" the people were arrange m com-
llanies, under all,IDl.inte2., leaders. At Sinai the arrange-
ments for orgiiiuzatlonwere • The order so
'Strikingly displayed in 1>f God was manifest
in the Hebrew economy. God was the centre of author*,
and ,government. Moses, 'lIS'" His representatlVe, was 0
admlPlster Hie1aws in His name. Then came council
<of.. the and a J!rincEla. uner trie'Se
'lrCaPtams over houllands, and captams over hundreds,
and c tains 0 e fif i s, and over tens,' and,
lastly, 0 cers appomted for s ecfaf"du"tieS':" i!ld., p. 37.
.3. What is God's intention for the last church? What is ,
her duty? Matt.. 5:13-16; 1 Peter (( .. - ,
NOTE: "The purpose which God seeks to accomplish
through His people to-day is the same that He desired to
accomplish through Israel when He brought them forth
out of Egypt. By beholding the. rc ,
and the love of ev LIed I e c r I the
or is to have a 'fepre'sentatlOn 0 IS character." Vol.
6, p. 1 .
4. When only is the church able to accomplish her edu-
cational work? Upon what foundation must she stand?
1 Cor. 3:U; Col 1:17, 18; 2 Tim. 2:19.
and working power in the
What characterizes the true
does she proclaim? J'JMI.olilIIlI6I.1W-
NOTE: "During ages of spiritual darkness, the church
of God has been as a city set on a hill. From age to
age, through successive generations, the pure doctrines
of heaven have been unfolding within its borders." . . .
"God's remnant people, standing before .the world as reo
formers, are to show that the law of God is the foun.
dation of all enduring reform, and that the Sabbath of
the fourth commandment is to .stand as. a memorial of
creation, a constant reminder of the power of God." A.A.,
p. 12; P.K.. p. 678.
8. What solemn respoIUlibility is resting upon ministers
and educators in the church? 2 Tim. 4:2·5.
9. What should their lips always declare? Mal. 2:7; Eze.
10. Whom must every teacher and educator especillllp
watch? 1 Tim. 4ati,; 2 Cor. 6:3.10; 1 Cor.. 9:217.
11. Of what importance for the minister is. a right example-
and right teaching? Acts 20:26, 27.
12. To w.hat high standard should the members of t h ~
church attain? Col. 1:24·28; Eph. 4:11.13.
Lesson N:o. 7-Sabbath, February 16, 1946
THE HOLY SPIRIT AS EDUCATOR
How does a man;;.l'eceive it 1 Cor. 2:10. ,
Who is especially given us from God for wisdom and!
understanding? 1 Cor. 1:30..·,-....,..."..
How much we do wit out Christ? John 15:5 (last
part:> . ·...,1, J
5. What help did, Christ promise to send u 's dis-
ciples after His ascension? John 15:26 ~ . . ; ) . . ~ J .
NOTE: "Christ promised the gift"Of the Holy Spirit to>-
His church, and the promise belongs as m ~ h to/U as t
the first discjples." G.,,!,., p. 284.' r, ..
6. In what manner does the Holy Spirit worK? .tohn
14:26. W.hy oes He ,reprove the world? John 16:8-
7. How much does the preaching of the Word help us
without the Holy Spirit?
ANSWER: "The preaching of the word is ().f no avail
without the presence and aid of the Holy Spirit; for this
Spirit is the only effectual teacher of divine truth. Only'
when the truth is accompanied to the heart by the Spirit.
will it quicken the conscience or transform the life."-G.W.•
8. What does the Holy Spirit perform in r heart? Eze_
36:26, 27; John 3:5; 6:63.
NOTE:. "The impartation of the Spirit is the impar-
tation of the life of Christ. Those only who are thus
taught of God, those only who possess the inward work-
ing of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is
manifested, can stand af? true representatives of the
Saviour." G.W., p. 285. I
9. Only by whom w'l the
John 14:17, 21-24
NOTE: "Christ promiS"ed that the Holy Spirit should
abide with those .who wrestle for victWY over sin, to
demonstrate the power ofaivine might by endowing the
human agent with' supernatural strength and instructing
the ignorant in the mysterieS'" of the kingdom of God."
G.W:., p. 286. •
10. What .fruits are seen in the life of those who are led
by the Uoly Spirit? .Gal.· 5:22, . 23, 16.
NOTE: ''The Spirit that reveals, also works in him
the fruits of righteousness. , . . Those who have this
Spirit are earnest workers together with God; the heavenly
u>P ate ith t,laem, and they go weighted
:with the Spirit of the message that they bear. They speak
words 0 s lid se e and from the treasury of the heart
bring ort e, tW.lll:S, after the example of
Christ.'·-G.W., pp. 287, 288.
11. Realizing the great need of the Ho y
we therefore do? Luke 11 :9-13.
NO'I'E: "My brethren and sisters, plead for the Holy
'Spirit. God stands back of every promise He has made."
Vol. g, p 23.
LesSon No.8-Sabbath., February 2·3, 1946
EDUCAnON AND· CHARACTER
What is the beginning of wisdom? Provo 1:7. What
is wisdom for those who possess it? Provo 4:9.
Which wisdom improves our character? James 3:17.
From whom daes this wisdom come? James 1:17.
How important is character.building?
Upon what motives is often based? 1 Tim.
(a) toward God? Matt. 22:37, 38.
(b) toward men?, Matt. 22:39, 40.
11. What else is manifested in true character? Isa. 33:6.
What decision will many therefore make? Deut. 4:6-8.
12.. What influences must our you·ths meet to-day? What
What is the best virtue and characteristic that man
may possess? 1 Cor. 13:1-3.
How is love reV'e8led and what will it n'Ot do? 1 Cor.
Who is our example in character? 'I John 4:9-16; Ps.
9. In whom is the godly character revealed? John 17:4.6;
10. How does a true character manifest itself?
is the source of worldly education and worldly charac-
ter? 1 John 4:5. From what does the Bible warn us?
What will be the inheritance of those whose character
has been changed into the image of God? Ps. 15;
Rev. 22:14. ' _,. ro· •
NOTE: "What. are the works on which, throughout the
most susceptible years of life, the minds of the youth are
led to. dwell? In the study of language and literature,
from what fountains are the youth taught to drink?-
From the wells of pagallism' from ied by c0i"
rUEtions of anclegt heathendElll ••.....,.. . care fa mff •
encel to be met Y' me
yout of to-day. To stand amidst
such upheavals they are now to lay the foundation of
character." Ed., pp. 226, 228.
How the Holy Spirit picture the chllJ'laoter of
those living in the laSit days? 2 Tim. 3:1-5, 9. What
will be the end of the wicked? Mal. 4:1; Rev. 21:8.
• ,1 _ •
Lesson No.9-Sabbath, March .2, 1946
THE POWER OF FAITH AND PRAYER
1. How only can we please God? Heb. 11 :6. How is
faith reveaJed? Verses 1-4. What does it mean to
ANSWER: "Faith is trusting God-believing that He
loves us, and knows best what is for OUr good. Thus,
instead of our own, it leads us to cboose His way." Ed.,
2. On whom will the faithful educator firmly hold? Heb.
4:12. How only can he be a blessing f()l' others?
John 7:38. In what manner will hel enoourage his
scholars? Heb. 3:12 .ta--- _ ---
NOTE: "These are lessons that only he who himself
has learned can teach. It is because so m.any' parents and'
teachers profess ·to believe the word of God while their
lives deny its power, that the teaching of Scripture has
no greater effect upon the youth," Ed., p. 259.
3. How does the true teacher come in contact wi.th God?
When only does God work with him? Matt. 14:23; Isa.
NOTE: "It was in houri:! of solitary prayer that Jesus·
in His earth-life received wisdom and power. Let the
youth follow His example in finding at dawn and twilight
a quiet season for communion with their Father in heaven."
.Ed., p. a59.. .
4. In what condition is th,e believing Iieart? Ps. '4'6:1l.;
62:1, 2; Isa. 30:15. Why do many, even at worship,
receive no blessing from God? .
ANSWER: "Many, even in their seasons of devotion,
fail of receiving the blessing of real communion with God.
They are in too great haste. With hurried steps they press
through the circle of Christ's loving presence, pausing per-
haps a moment within the sacred precincts, but not wait-
ing for counsel. Tiiey have no time to remain with the
divine Teacher. With their burdens they return to their
work." Ed., p. 260.
5. What do even some of God's ohildreh neglect? What
is their duty?
ANSWER: "I have frequently seen that the children
of the Lord neglect prayer, especially secret prayer, alto-
gether too much; that many do not exercise faith which
it is their privilege and duty to exercise, often waiting
for that feeling which faith alone can bring. Feeling is
not faith; the two are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise,
but joyful feeling and the blessing are God's to give. The
graoe of God comes to the soul through the channel of
living :faith, and that faith it is in our power to exercise."
E.W., p. 72.
6. Why is there so little power in Israel? How often did
Elijah pray? James 5:17, 18.
NOTE: "I asked the angel why there was no more
faith and power in Israel. He said, lYe let go of the arm
of the Lord too soon. Press your petitions to the throne,
. and hold on by strong faith.''' E.W., p. 73.
7. When is ,pi-ayer and faith especially needed?
ANSWER: "The very time to exercise faith is when
we feel destitute of the Spirit. When thick clouds of
darkness seem to hover over our mind, then is the time
""to let living faith pierce the darkness and scatter the
clouds," E.W., p. 72.
8. For what should teachers and scholars especially pray?
James 1:5. In what manner should this be done?
Verse 6. How much will those who are wavering reo
ceive? Verses 7, 8.
'9. What did Daniel and his companions do when they
were in danger of losing their lives? Dan. 2:17. 18.
.How was the power of faith and prayer ·revealed?
What did God do? • Verses 19:23.
10. In whom' only may we be really established? Col._
2:6, 7. Through whom do we reach perfection? - Verse
:ill. For what did the apostle Paul pray, and what was his
desire for the believers which God had- committed un·
to his trust? Eph. 3:14·21.
Lesson No. 10-Sabbwth, 9, 1946
POETRY AND SONG AS MEANS OF EDUCATION
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'I. What happened when the Lord created heaven and
earth? Job 38:7.
:2. Where do we find the first song mentioned in the
Bible? What song was it? Who composed- it? Who
sang the song? Ex. 15:1.5.
:3. What did Miriam, the prophetess, and the wom-en &f
Israel do? What musical instrument did they use to
the glory of God? Ex. 15:20, 21.
·4. What message did the king Jehosaphwt receive? 2
Chron. 20:12. What did the king and the people do?
Verses 3-6. Who manif-ested Himself now in the con·
gregation? Verses 13, 14.
c.a. Whom did the king then appoint? Verse 21. WJtat
did these singers and alI the people do? 22.
What to their enemies? Verse ':w, r'-:
41. Upon what did Asaph the of psalms medi-
tate at night? PS, 77:6. 11·20. What are the psalms?
---Ps. 92:1.5; 33:3; '2. - - •
7. Are all psalms songs? i\nswer: No. expcess
impressions of the poets in their different conditions:
of faith, joy, prayer, repentance, praise, etc. There-
fore we have: Praise-psalm,s, psalms of. repentance,.
psalms of sorrow, psalms of need, psalmS' of consola-
tion, Messiah-psalms, psalms of prayer, etc.
8. What are we admonished to do? Col. 3:16, 17.
should we sing?
ANSWER: "The value of song as a means of educa··
tion should never lost sight of. Let there be singing:
in the home, of songs that and there
will be and more-or 'cheerfulness:
hope an JOY. e ere be singing in the school, and the'
pupils will be drawn closer to God
to their teachers, and'
to one another. As a part 6f religious service, singing is:
as much an act of worship as is Jl;:p:yer, Indeed, many !t.
song is a prayer."-Ed., p. 168. .t='<·:!5'·
9. What will the children of God do in the midst of the'
last great crisis? Isa. 24:14.16; 26:1.4.
NOTE: "Amidst the deepening shadows of earth's last'
great crisis, God's light will shine brightest, andPr:rrsong
*. will be 'heard in clearest an 0 tiest-
s rams." 166.
10. What is acconl,plished through music and song when
it is used to the glory of God?
ANSWER: "The history of the songs of the Bible is'
full of suggestion as to the uses and benefits of music
and song. , . . But, rightly employed, it is a precious
gift of God. designed to uplift the thoughts to high and'
. noble themes, to inspire and' elevate the soul." Ed., p.
11. What report is given by the Seer of Patmos about
the red·eemed of the Lord standing on mount Zion?
W,hat song do they sing? Rev. 15:3, 4; 14·:1-3. Where-
did they learn this song?
ANSWER: "As our Redeemer leads us to the thres·'
hold of the Infinite, flushed with the glory of God, we
may catch the themes of praise and thanksgiving from the
heavenly choir round about the throne; and as the echo or
the angel's song is awakened in our earthly homes, hearts
will be drawn closer to the heavenly singers,
communionI e ins on
o )ts raise. ., p. 8.
Lesson No. 11-Sabbath, March 16, 1946
EDUCATION THROUGH NATURE TEACHING
• ./ f. . c-" QUESTIONS
1. What do the works of Creation .to us? Rom.
2. Through whom were all things created? Col. 1:15-19;
Beb. -;='J( Y<1?.. ,o.
By what was the Creation accomplished? Beb. 11:3;
..J. : "',. Gen. 1:3. Who sustains alI things, and by' what?
4. What is the word of God? What should it accom·
I. pUsh on the hearts of men? 1 Peter 1:23; ,<-uke 8:11.
5,. What happens when natural seed is - sown in
Bow it grow? Mark 4:2aJt, ' ..} .. _
6. What object-lesson is berein found? .
ANSWER: "The develol!ment of the plant.
from the seed is an object-lesson 1n child training. There
is 'first the b.lade, then the ear, after that the full corn
in the ear.' . . . The little ones should be educated in
childlike simpllcity. They should be trained to be con-
tent with the small, helpful duties and the pleasures and
experiences natural to their years." Ed., pp. 106, 107.
7. What else does the g,rowth in nature symbolize? Col.
1:9-11; Isa. 61 :11."" "i1'" '-' '7' .... "'f v
NOTE: "For a time the good seed may lie unnoticed
in the heart. giving no evidence that it has taken root;
but afterward, as the Spirit of God breathes on the soul,
the hidden seed springs up, and at last brings forth fruit."
Ed., p. 105.
8. What happen with the seed before it begins to'
grow, and what lesson is herein found for spiritual
ANSWER: "So spiritual growth is attained through
co-operation with divine agencies. As the plant takes
root in the soil, so we are to take root in Christ. As the
plant receives the sunshine, the dew, and the rain, so are
we to receive the Holy Spirit. . . . J'he of
seed represents the beginning.... of·spmtuat hfe, ana
M t'.. 0../.16:
the development of the plant is a figure of the develop-.
ment of character." Ed., pp. 105, 106.
9. What does the farmer expect after he has sown the
seed? What promise has Godl given? Gen. 8:22. .Jt,.,
10. What are counselled to do? Eccl. 11:6....... , V .f"
11. What other lefson' is taught by the sowing of seed?
2 Cor. 9:6., _
NOTE: "The lesson of se-ed·sowing teaches
. . . By casting it away the sower JIllllt.i1JlililJ! his seed.
So by imparting we se 0 r blessings." Ed. pp. 109,
12. What will one always reap? Gal. 6:7, 8.-
NOTE: "The harvest is a reproduction of the
sown. Every seed yields fruit 'after its kind.' So It IS
""Wnlt the traits of character we cherish. Selfishness, self-
love, self.esteem, self-indulgence, reproduce themselves, and
the end is wretchedness and ruin. . . . Love, sympathy,
and kindness yield fruitage of blessing, a harvest that is
imperishable." Ed., p.. 109.
Lesson No. 12-Sabbath, March 23, 1946-
EDUCATION THROUGH NATURE TEACHING 11-/J.
1. In wha.t manner did Jesus present to His hearers
mysteries of heaven? Matt. 13:34, 35.
2. To what did He liken hea.venlY things when He spoke
to the people? Matt. 13:44.
NOTE: "Natural things were the medium for the
spiritual; the things of nature and the life experience of
His hearers were connected with the truths of the writ-
ten word. ILeading thus from -the natural to the spiri-
tual kingdom, Christ's lil!.ks !!t.... vu- chain oj
truth that unites man with God, iiria eanli WltJi
'tti:t.L., pp. TS': -
3. As what did He consider' Himself? When only can a
corn of wheat bring forth fruit? John 12:23, 24.
4. How was this fulfilled in Christ? Rom. 14:9; Phil.
2:6-8; Matt. 21-59, 60.
'5. What followed the self-denial and sacrifice of Jesus?
Rev. 1:18; Luke 24:6; Phil. 2:9·11.
6. What should come forth from the dymg corn of
wheat? How much seed (fruit) should be brought?
Isa. 53:10-12; John 15:8.
7. What teaching is herein found for us""? 1 Peter 2:
21-24; John 3:30; Rom. 6:1-6. What happens to the
unfruitful tree? Matt. 3:10.
8. What should be our gain? Phil. 1:21. What should
happen ti) the outward m8;n? 2 Cor. 4:10\.16.
9. How often did Paul die (deny, himself)? 1 Cor. 15 :31.
10. What must first pass away before we receive newness'
of life? 1 Cor. 43.
NOTE: '''The seed dies, to spring forth into new life.
In this we are taught the lesson of the resurrection." Ed.,
Lesson No. 13-!3abbath, March 30, 1946
RELATION OF EDUCATION TO REDEMPTION
QUESTIONS c/k\. ft>-__
1. What should ev>ery scholar ful .realizl!! and under-
stand? Rom. 3:28; 5:12_ , l.-.: Jf"
2. To what plan are we in our to be pointed?
1 Peter 1:10, 11; Eph. 3:10-12.· S n::>l1
NOTE: "By sin man was shut out from God. Except
for pll!J;l "of ',rEldemption, eternal separation from God,
the arkness or unendmg .night, would have been his:'
Ed., p. 28.
3. Who 4esigned this plan? John 3:16; Rom. 3:22; Isa.
NOTE: "I saw the lovely Jesus, and beheld an ex-
pression of sympathy and sorrow upon His countenance.
Soon }; saw Him approach the exceeding bright light
wlllch enshroUded the Father. Said m¥
angel, He is in close converse with His Father. . . . He
then made known to the angelic host that a way of es-
cape had been maqe for lost man. He told them that He
had been pleading with His Father, and had offered to
give His life a ransom, to take the sentence of death
upon Himself, that Him man might find pardon;
that thl'ough the merits of His blood, and obedience to
the law of 'God, they could have the favour of God, and
be brought into the beautiful garden, and eat of the fruit
of the tree of life." E.W., p. 149.
4. With what words does the apostle Paul express his
admiration over the wisdom of God as revealed in the
plan of redemption? Rom. 11 :33-36. What was his
• commission? Eph. 3:8, 9.
5. To whom must everl educator point? 2 Cor. 5:19-21;
1 Cor. 2:1, Z; 1:18.r .. r( l i . J..
J&- 6. What does the Lord impart in tTte heart? 2 Cor. 4:6.
7. Through what power is oUr hoort reached and
changed? John 3:5, 6. What will such' a soul lay
aside? 4:21.23; Rom. 6,:6.
8. What does the Bible call a truly converted man? 2
Cor. 5:17; Eph.4:24.
9. In what relationship to 'GOd is man brought by being
born again? John 1:12, 13; 3:1, 2.
1.0. What does a soul receive through the new birth? 1
• John 1:2; ,
NOTE: "And while Chl'ist opens heaven to man, the
life which He imparts opens the heart of man to heaven.
. . . As through Christ £.very human being has' life, so·
also through Him every soul receives some ray' of divine
light." Ed., p. 28, 29.
11. What principles will those who are born ,agail\. teveal
in their life? Rom. 1:16, 17. What ilo tli.ese prin.
ciples mean in th,e formation of our charaoter?
himself his nobles ideals. The opportunities of the
highest education for life in this. world are his. And in the
training here gained. he is entering upon that course which
In the highest sense, the 1¥OSls E
tee ucAjon an e work of redemption are one. .
12. What will be the benefit of su<:h an education? Isa.
59:19.21; Tit. 3:4·7; Rev. 21:7; Isa. 35:10.
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