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VOL. XXXIV FEBRUARY 1 No. 3
A. D. 1913--A. M. 6041

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CONTENTS

The Cost of Discipleship.......................... 35
Fidelity to the Truth a Cause of
Persecution................................. 36
The Golden Rule a Test........................ 36
The Burning Outside the Camp.................. 37
Reports from Foreign Branches for 1912............ 37
Abraham's Age on Entering Canaan.................. 42
The Oath-Bound Covenant........................... 42
Abraham's Three Wives Typical................. 43
Abraham's All Given to Isaac.................. 43
As the Stars and as the Sand.................. 43
God's Oath to Abraham......................... 43
Hope for the Sodomites............................ 44
The Wickedness of Sodom Great................. 44
The First Resurrection........................ 45
Abraham's Faith Tested............................ 45
"If We Suffer With Him"....................... 46
The Ram in the Thicket........................ 46
Some Interesting Letters.......................... 47
Berean Questions in Scripture Studies............. 47

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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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1913--MEMORIAL SUPPER--1913

The proper date for the celebration of the Memorial Supper this year will be Thursday evening, March 20, after 6 p. m. This is the beginning of the 14th of Nisan of the Jewish Calendar. The 15th of Nisan marks the full of the moon following the Spring Equinoxes. The moon symbolized the favor granted to Israel. It was at its full the day Jesus died--thereafter it began to wane, symbolical of the Jewish favor having ended at that time.

We commend to all of the Lord's people the celebration of our Savior's death, in harmony with His request, "As oft as ye shall do this, do it in remembrance of Me." We understand this to be an injunction to an annual celebration, and that the appropriate time is the anniversary of the first celebration. We give notice thus early because subscribers to this Journal as far away as Alaska, Japan, Australia, China and India are interested with us in this precious memorial of our Master's sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It is to us a remembrance also of our covenant to share with Him in His sufferings and of His promise that the faithful shall also be partakers of His coming glory in the Kingdom.

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"IN THE GARDEN OF THE LORD"

This is the title of a very beautiful little poem from the pen of Sister G. W. Seibert. It has been published in booklet form with sixteen illustrations, twenty-four pages, paper. It was our hope that we should have had these in time for the use of the friends, as holiday souvenirs, but they arrived just too late for announcement. They are useful at all times, however. We suggest that the various Classes of Bible Students desiring these order them together. The convenience of making larger shipments will permit us to make a proportionately lower price--6c. each, 65c. per dozen, postpaid by us.

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MID-WINTER SOUTHERN CONVENTIONS

Further particulars respecting these Conventions may be expected in our next issue. We merely now announce that Brother Russell may be expected to meet with the friends at Jacksonville, Sunday, February 16 and Monday, the 17th; at Kingston and vicinity, February 24-26; at Tampa, March 5; at Pensacola, March 6; returning to Washington Temple, March 9.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR MARCH

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 March follow: (1) 7; (2) 102; (3) 47; (4) 208; (5) 191; (6) 87; (7) 160; (8) 43; (9) 299; (10) 105; (11) 116; (12) 255; (13) 22; (14) 72; (15) 307; (16) 259; (17) 243; (18) 114; (19) Vow; (20) 106; (21) 39; (22) 273; (23) 332; (24) 240; (25) 203; (26) 101; (27) 235; (28) 331; (29) 8; (30) 305; (31) 303.

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r5172 THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
r5174 REPORTS FROM FOREIGN BRANCHES FOR 1912
r5177 ABRAHAM'S AGE ON ENTERING CANAAN
r5177 THE OATH-BOUND COVENANT
r5178 HOPE FOR THE SODOMITES
r5180 ABRAHAM'S FAITH TESTED
r5181 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS

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BEREAN QUESTIONS IN SCRIPTURE STUDIES

Series VI., Study XIII.--Parental
Obligations of the New Creation.

MARCH 2

Read P. 541, par. 1, to P. 554, par. 3

PROPER EXERCISE OF THE CHILD-MIND

(30) How should a child be taught to discriminate in his choice of reading matter? P. 541, par. 1.

(31) How serious and lasting is the influence of evil suggestions? P. 541, par. 2.

(32) Who should be the child's tutor in religious training? And why is it unjust as well as inexpedient to attempt religious instruction in the public schools? P. 542, par. 1; P. 543, par. 1, 2.

THE INFLUENCE OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS

(33) From what viewpoint may the Sunday School be considered beneficial? P. 544, par. 1.

(34) How have Sunday Schools been injurious to Christian parents? P. 544, par. 2.

(35) Why is the Sunday School a disadvantage to the children of believers? P. 544, par. 3.

MARCH 9

Read P. 545, par. 1, 2, to P. 547, par. 2.

(36) How is the Sunday School reacting to the disadvantage of both parents and children? P. 545, par. 1, 2.

(37) Point out the decided advantage both to child and parent in the Scriptural arrangement for the child's religious training. P. 545, par. 3; P. 546, par. 1.

(38) How is the Sunday School arrangement naturally in line with sectarianism? P. 546, par. 2.

(39) What is the history of the Sunday School? P. 546, par. 3.

(40) How may the New Creation rectify their mistakes of the past as respects the religious training of their children? P. 547, par. 1.

THE CONFIDENCE OF CHILDREN

(41) What should be the basis of a child's confidence in its parents? P. 547, par. 2.

MARCH 16

Read P. 548, par. 1, to P. 550, par. 1

(42) How should a child's confidential questions be encouraged and answered by the parent? P. 548, par. 1.

(43) How will a properly trained child regard a parent's word or command? And what three elements of character must combine in the parent in order to make his power and authority valuable in the home? P. 548, par. 2.

THE POWER OF SUGGESTION IN CHILD-TRAINING

(44) What is the importance of the human will, and how is a child's mind influenced by suggestion? P. 549, par. 1.

(45) How is this principle illustrated in the Bible and in all proper preaching? P. 549, par. 2.

(46) Explain the secret of a successful parent in respect to this suggestive method. P. 550, par. 1.

MARCH 23

Read P. 550, par. 2, to P. 554, par. 1

(47) How may a mother's wise suggestions anticipate a child's disappointment over a rainy day? And how are such suggestions helpful also to the parent? P. 550, par. 2, and foot note.

(48) Explain how the suggestive method may be applied with advantage to the child's dietary? P. 551, par. 1.

(49) May suggestion be equally potent in teaching moral lessons to the child? P. 552, par. 1.

(50) From what standpoint should reproofs be administered in case of disobedience on the part of the child? P. 553, par. 1.

(51) What should be the standard in all suggestions? P. 554, par. 1.

MARCH 30

Read P. 554, par. 2, to P. 556, par. 2

OUR CHILDREN IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE

(52) Could the New Creation reasonably expect a miraculous protection for their children in the world-wide time of trouble? P. 554, par. 2.

(53) What Scriptural promise would seem to apply to children as well as all lovers of righteousness? P. 555, par. 1.

(54) What is the natural anxiety of parents for their children during this period, and how should it be overcome? P. 555, par. 2.

(55) Explain the best possible provision the New Creation can make for the protection of their children in the time of trouble. P. 556, par. 1.

PROPER AMUSEMENTS

(56) What should be the attitude of the New Creation toward amusements for their children? P. 556, par. 2.

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VOL. XXXIV FEBRUARY 15 No. 4
A. D. 1913--A. M. 6041

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CONTENTS

A General View of The Messianic Kingdom........... 51
The Seat of Divine Government................. 51
Future Sufferings of Ancient Worthies......... 52
Future Reward of the Faithful Princes......... 52
Future Work of The Christ..................... 53
The Arch-Enemy of The People of God............... 54
Proper Method of Resistance................... 54
The Lesson of Confidence in God............... 55
St. Peter's Exhortation to the Elders............. 56
Danger Involved in the Eldership.............. 56
Humility an Element of True Courage............... 57
Humility Precedes Exaltation.................. 58
Wisdom of this World Foolishness.............. 58
Decorum in the House of God....................... 58
Consideration of Others....................... 59
A Peculiar Marriage............................... 59
Rebecca at the Well........................... 59
The Ancient Worthies.............................. 60
Abraham Looked for a City..................... 61
"As Deceivers and Yet True"....................... 62

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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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VOLUNTEER MATTER FOR 1913

This year's Volunteer literature (PEOPLES PULPIT) is now in course of preparation, and we hope to begin making shipments soon. We doubt not that this issue will be more far-reaching in its effect than any other previous edition. It is for you to say whether our expectations shall prove true.

The year 1912 witnessed the publication and distribution of thirty-five million copies of PEOPLES PULPIT and EVERYBODY'S PAPER, or totaling more than one hundred million sermons preached by the dear Volunteers in a most effective manner. Shall we endeavor to double these figures for 1913?

We suggest that orders be sent in at once, to enable us to calculate as to the quantity to be printed.

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"IN THE GARDEN OF THE LORD"

This is the title of a very beautiful little poem from the pen of Sister G. W. Seibert. It has been published in booklet form with sixteen illustrations, twenty-four pages, paper. It was our hope that we should have had these in time for the use of the friends, as holiday souvenirs, but they arrived just too late for announcement. They are useful at all times, however. We suggest that the various Classes of Bible Students desiring these order them together. The convenience of making larger shipments will permit us to make a proportionately lower price--6c. each, 65c. per dozen, postpaid by us.

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r5181 A GENERAL VIEW OF THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM
r5183 THE ARCH-ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD
r5185 ST. PETER'S EXHORTATION TO THE ELDERS
r5186 HUMILITY AN ELEMENT OF TRUE COURAGE
r5186 DECORUM IN THE HOUSE OF GOD
r5187 A PECULIAR MARRIAGE
r5188 THE ANCIENT WORTHIES
r5189 "AS DECEIVERS AND YET TRUE"