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VOL. XXXVII. MARCH 1 No. 5
A. D. 1916--A. M. 6044

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CONTENTS

"Ye are Bought With a Price" . . . 67
Divine Paradox--Liberty Through
Bondage . . . . . . . 68
Treasures Laid Up in Heaven . . . 69
Balm of Gilead for Broken Hearts . . 69
Incentives to Faithfulness . . . 70
Heavenly Pilgrims Nearing Home . . 70
Second Epistle of St. Peter . . . . 71
The Fire a Needful Kingdom Preparation 71
Philip and the Ethiopian . . . . 72
An Earnest Truth-Seeker . . . 72
The Great Multitude . . . . . 75
Two Companies--Two Rewards . . 76
Expecting a Personal Anti-Christ . . 76
The Editor's View is Different . . 77
The Truth in South Africa . . . . 78
Interesting Letters . . . . . . 78
Blessed Australasian Convention . . 78
Do Not Take Anybody's Say-So . . 79
The Daily Cup (Poem) . . . . . 79

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N. Y., U. S. A.

Foreign Agencies:-British Branch: LONDON TABERNACLE, Lancaster Gate, London, W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Flinders Building, Flinders St., Melbourne. Please address the SOCIETY in every case.

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SEND MONEY BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY.
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Terms to the Lord's Poor as Follows:-All Bible Students who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for this Journal, will be supplied Free if they send a Postal Card each May stating their case and requesting its continuance. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually and in touch with the STUDIES, etc.

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SAMPLE COPIES FREE.
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P. O. CHANGES--RENEW IN SAME NAME

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Hundreds of Post Offices are dropped in favor of new ones every year. Any change in yours should be immediately reported. Sisters renewing WATCH TOWER subscriptions should give the same initials as at first or mention the change, and thus save us and themselves much trouble.

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ENTERTAINMENT OF THE PILGRIMS

All friends of the Truth properly feel it an honor and a privilege to entertain the Pilgrim Brethren during their brief stays. However, the interests of the Truth and the comfort of the Pilgrims should also be considered. The Elders, or, under their direction, the Class Secretary, should see to it that Pilgrims are entertained in homes where they will not be a burden and where they will be comfortable. Those who travel and preach continuously are more or less under a nervous strain and need comfort, proper rest, and some degree of privacy for meditation. All having the interests of the work at heart should, therefore, cheerfully cooperate that the Pilgrim may be entertained in a home where accommodations are suitable.

The entire Class would surely be disgraced if the Society's representative were otherwise treated. We are sure that only thoughtlessness on the part of some has made this suggestion necessary.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR APRIL

After the close of the hymn the Bethel family listens to the reading of "My Vow Unto the Lord," then joins in prayer. At the breakfast table the MANNA text is considered. Hymns for April follow: (1) 5; (2) 196; (3) 263; (4) 46; (5) 102; (6) 37; (7) 114; (8) 145; (9) 99; (10) 214; (11) 191; (12) Vow; (13) 7; (14) 182; (15) 290; (16) 14; (17) 279; (18) 198; (19) 154; (20) 273; (21) 221; (22) 324; (23) 8; (24) 261; (25) 166; (26) 72; (27) 195; (28) 272; (29) 1; (30) 286.

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r5859 "YE ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE"
r5862 TREASURES LAID UP IN HEAVEN
r5863 THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PETER
r5864 PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN
r5864 THE GREAT MULTITUDE
r5865 EXPECTING A PERSONAL ANTI-CHRIST
r5867 THE TRUTH IN SOUTH AFRICA
r5868 INTERESTING LETTERS
r5868 THE DAILY CUP

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VOL. XXXVII. MARCH 15 No. 6
A. D. 1916--A. M. 6044

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CONTENTS

Thoughts of the Memorial Season . . 83
First-Fruits and After-Fruits . . 83
Jesus Our Passover Lamb . . . 84
Primary Significance of Bread and Cup 84
Deeper Significance of Loaf and Cup . 85
The Celebration in the Kingdom . . 85
Opposition from Religious World . . 86
The Ransom and the Sin-Offering . . . 87
Ransom Price and Ransom Work . . . 87
The Sin-Offering is Different . . 88
The Secondary Sin-Offering . . . 88
Value of Scape Goat's Suffering . . 89
"Why Persecutest Thou Me?" . . . . 90
Conscientious Wrong-Doing . . . 90
St. Paul as a Type . . . . . 92
Aeneas and Dorcas . . . . . . 92
Meaning of the Term Saint . . . 92
Lesson of the Lilies . . . . . . 94
Passover Proving (Poem) . . . . . 94
Interesting Letters . . . . . . 95

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N. Y., U. S. A.

Foreign Agencies:-British Branch: LONDON TABERNACLE, Lancaster Gate, London, W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Flinders Building, Flinders St., Melbourne. Please address the SOCIETY in every case.

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 (4s.) IN ADVANCE.
SEND MONEY BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY.
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Terms to the Lord's Poor as Follows:-All Bible Students who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for this Journal, will be supplied Free if they send a Postal Card each May stating their case and requesting its continuance. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually and in touch with the STUDIES, etc.

==========
ALSO FRENCH, GERMAN, SWEDISH AND DANISH EDITIONS.
SAMPLE COPIES FREE.
==========
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER AT BROOKLYN, N. Y., POSTOFFICE.
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE DEPT., OTTAWA, CANADA.
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COLPORTEUR'S SAMPLE CASES

We have on hand some very neat Colporteur Cases which hold a complete set of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, regular edition. These Cases are neatly gotten up and much resemble the doctor's case. Price, $3; charges collect.

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ARMENIAN STUDIES AND SCENARIO

We have now the First Volume of SCRIPTURE STUDIES and the DRAMA SCENARIO in the Armenian Language. Order as needed--usual prices.

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TISCHENDORF NEW TESTAMENTS EXHAUSTED

Our stock of Tischendorf New Testaments is exhausted. We can find none in the United States. We are seeking some in Great Britain--thus far without success. The book is published in Germany and is not obtainable from there under present conditions.

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ANOTHER VOLUNTEER NUMBER OF B. S. M.

Those who have used the first Volunteer matter of the season and who are, therefore, properly ready for our second number for 1916 volunteering, will please notice that it will be ready for them shortly and that orders may be sent in at once. The leading article in it will be "What Is A Christian?" This article seems to appeal to a very large number of intelligent, conscientious, thinking people, and, we believe, will be a means of doing much good.

Regular Volunteer matter is sent "Collect," thus insuring prompt delivery; but the Society reimburses the transportation expense on receipt of the bill for same.

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I. B. S. A. BEREAN BIBLE STUDIES
FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

Questions from Manual on SERIES THIRD of
"STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES"
STUDY IV--V.

Week of April 2......Q.40 to 46 Week of April 16......Q. 1 to 8
Week of April 9......Q.47 to 52 Week of April 23......Q. 9 to 15
Week of April 16......Q. 1 to 8

Question Manuals on Vol. III., STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, 5c. each; or 50c. per dozen, postpaid.

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r5869 THOUGHTS ON THE MEMORIAL SEASON
r5872 THE RANSOM AND THE SIN-OFFERING
r5874 "WHY PERSECUTEST THOU ME?"
r5875 AENEAS AND DORCAS
r5874 LESSON OF THE LILIES
r5875 INTERESTING LETTERS

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