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of Israel from Mount A. Remember, that Sinai.
thou keep holy the sabQ. Which is the first bath day. Six days shalt commandment ?
thou labor, and do all that A. Thou shalt have no thou hast to do; but the other gods but me.
seventh day is the sabbath Q. Which is the second of the Lord thy God. In commandment?
it thou shalt do no manA.
Thou shalt not ner of work, thou, and thy make to thyself any gra- son, and thy daughter; ven image, nor the like- thy man servant, and thy ness of any thing that is maid servant; thy cattle, in heaven above, or in the and the stranger who is earth beneath, or in the within thy gates. For in water under the earth;
earth; six days the Lord made thou shalt not bow down heaven and earth, the sea, to them, nor worship and all that in them is, them ; for I, the Lord thy and rested the seventh God, am a jealous God, day; wherefore the Lord and visit the sins of the blessed the seventh day, fathers upon the children, and hallowed it. unto the third and fourth Q. Which is the fifth generation of those who commandment? hate me; and show mer A. Honor thy father cy unto thousands of those and thy mother; that thy who love me, and keep days may be long in the my commandments. land, which the Lord thy
Q. Which is the third God giveth thee. commandment?
Q. Which is the sixth A. Thou shalt not take commandment? the name of the Lord thy A. Thou shalt do no God in vain ; for the Lord murder. will not hold him guiltless Q. Which is the seventh who taketh his name in commandment ? vain.
A. Thou shalt not comQ. Which is the fourth mit adultery. commandment?
Q. Which is the eighth commandment ?
A. Thou shalt not have become accustomed steal.
to it, and have formed a Q. Which is the ninth habit which cannot easily commandment?
be broken; particularly A. Thou shalt not bear by avoiding the company false witness against thy of wicked persons, who neighbor.
would soon make us like Q. Which is the tenth themselves; and by being, commandment ?
in a more especial manner, A. Thou shalt not cov upon our guard against et thy neighbor's house; those vices, to which our thou shalt not covet thy situation and circumstanneighbor's wife; nor his ces make us peculiarly servant, nor his maid, nor prone. his ox, nor his ass, nor Q. Is any man able to any thing that is his. fulfil all the commands of Q. What
those God, so as to live entirely principles which most ef- without sin ? fectually lead to the ob A. No.' Our merciful servance of these, and all God and Father knows other of God's command- that we are not able to do ments ?
this, and therefore doth A. A high reverence not expect it from us. He of God, and a sincere only requires that we regood will to our fellow pent of the sins we comcreatures, joined with a mit, and endeavor to live just regard to our own better lives for the future. real interest.
Q. What should a sense Q. What is the best of our frailty and pronemethod we can take, to ness to sin teach us? guard ourselves from all A. Humility and watchvice and wickedness ? fulness, and earnestness
A. By being careful not in our prayers to God, to to indulge sinful thoughts; enable us to resist tempand by correcting every tation, and to strengthen thing which is amiss in and confirm our good disthe beginning, before we positions.
Q. Did Christ appoint our resolutions to live as any outward ordinances as becomes his disciples. means of promoting his Q. Had Christ no parreligion ?
ticular reward on account A. He commanded his of what he did and sufferdisciples to go and teached for the good of men ? all nations, baptizing them A. Because he humbled in the name of the Father, himself to death, God has and of the Son, and of the highly exalted him, and holy Ghost ; and he also made him head over all commanded them to eat things to his church; and bread and drink wine in at the end of the world he remembrance of him. will come to judge the livThis rite is called the ing and the dead. For Lord's Supper.
this hope which was set Q. What is the mean before him, he endured ing of baptism?
the cross, and despised the A. The washing of wa shame of that ignominious ter in baptism probably death. represents the purity of Q. What do the scripheart and life, required tures say concerning the from all who become the day of judgment ? disciples of Christ.
A. That Christ will Q. What is the nature come in the clouds of heaand use of the Lord's ven with power and great Supper ?
glory, when every eye A. By eating bread and shall see him ; that he drinking wine in remem will separate the wicked brance of Christ, we keep from the good ; that he alive the memory of his will send the wicked into death and resurrection ; a place of punishment, we acknowledge ourselves and take the righteous to to be Christians; we cher a place of happiness where ish a grateful sense of the they shall live for ever blessings of the gospel of with himself. Christ; and strengthen
END OF THE CATECHISM,
SERVICES FOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS
The Instructer shall begin My children, forget not
with the following Exhor the law of God; but let your tation in the words of hearts keep his commandScripture.
ments. For length of days,
and years of life, and peace, COME, ye children, heark- shall they add to you. Let en unto me; I will teach not mercy and truth forsake you the fear of the Lord.
you. Bind them about your The fear of the Lord is necks; write them upon the the beginning of wisdom; tables of your hearts. So but the wicked despise wisó shall you find favor in the dom and instruction. My sight of God and man. children, if sinners entice you, consent ye not. If they Then shall the Children say; say, Come with us, cast in your lot among us, — my WE call with our whole children, walk not in the hearts; hear us, O Lord; way with them; refrain your we will keep thy statutes. feet from their path; for
Instructer. Let us pray. their feet run to evil. When wisdom entereth into your Then the Children shall say, hearts, and knowledge is after the Instructer, the pleasant unto your souls, following Prayer. discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep O LORD, our heavenly you ; to deliver you from the Father, Give us wisdom, give way of those who leave the us understanding. May we paths of uprightness, to walk fear to do evil, and learn to in the ways of darkness. do well. May we love the
truth, And love goodness, take us to heaven when we And love thee, our God, die. And Jesus Christ, our Sav We pray thee, O God, to jour. We thank thee, O bless our parents and our Lord, for the gift of thy Son; kindred, Our teachers and Who came to teach us what our friends.
O guard them is true and good, And died from danger, And comfort that we might live. We them in trouble, And heal thank thee, that when he them in sickness, And delivwas on earth, He suffered er them from evil. Bless all little children to come to mankind. Pardon our offenhim, And took them in his ces; Help our infirmities;
and blessed them. And accept our prayers ; May we be worthy of his Through Jesus Christ, our blessing; May our souls rest Lord. Amen in his arms.
May we be gentle and kind; May we Instructer. The Lord bless be patient and meek ; May you and keep you ; the Lord we love each other with pure be gracious unto you, and hearts; So that our heavenly give you peace, now and evFather
The Instructer shall begin them, they are more in num with the following Ad
ber than the sand. He feeds dress.
us; he clothes us; he gives us friends.
He gives us evMY dear children, God ery good and perfect gift. our Father has preserved us We cannot repay him for all since we last met together; his loving kindness; but he he has been mindful of us, has graciously assured us, and has blessed us. We can that he will accept say, How dear thy praises and thanksgivings, if thoughts unto us, O God! we offer them purely and how great is the sum of sincerely. Let us join in them! If we should count offering praise to God with