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GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

ILLUSTRATIONS FROM ALL SOURCES

PICTURESQUE GREEK WORDS

LIBRARY REFERENCES TO FURTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHS OF CELEBRATED PICTURES
REFERRED TO

FOR THE USE OF

LEADERS OF PRAYER-MEETINGS, CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS,
SUNDAY-SCHOOL TEACHERS, PASTORS

REV. F.^'PELOUBET,' D. D.

AUTHOR OF "SELECT NOTES" ON THE INTERNATIONAL LESSONS, ETC.

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COPYRIGHT, 1897,
By E. R. HERRICK & COMPANY.

All Rights Reserved.

PRESS OF
E. O. JENKINS' SON,

NEW YORK.

"' Can you apply a parable'? says one of Robert Louis Stevenson's characters. 'It is not the same thing as a reason but usually vastly more convincing.' 'Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact, and no spiritual fact can be understood except by first knowing the natural fact, which is, as it were, its double.'" Illustrations from nature, " all are but letters of the alphabet by which we spell Influence." "How may we gain this power to enrich our teaching with side-lights? First, by studying the great masters of the art of illustration; Beecher, Spurgeon, Dr. Parkhurst, are all worthy of emulation. In a recent sermon Dr. Parkhurst illustrated his single point from botany, physics, physiology, a ship, and from the actual experience."— Walter L. Hervey, Ph.D., President of Teacher? College, New York, in " Picture Work."

"Language becomes more picturesque as we recede toward its earlier forms. Primitive speech is largely figurative; primitive words are pictures. As the language becomes the expression of

a more conventional and artificial life the old words

"pass into conventional symbols None the less these words

forever carry hidden in their bosom their original pictures and the mark of the blow which struck each into life." "In the histories of its choicest words, Christianity asserts itself as a redeemer of human speech. The list of New Testament words lifted out of ignoble associations and uses, and mitred as ministers of sacred truth, is a long and significant one; and there are few more fascinating lines of study than this."—Prof. M. R. Vincent, DJ)., in the preface to his " Word-Studies."

"Of all the things that a teacher should know how to do, the most important, without any exception, is to be able to tell a story."

G. Stanley Hall, President of Clark University.

"Picturesque language means that he who employs it is a man in alliance with Truth and God." "Hence good writings and brilliant discourse are perpetual allegories." "And with these forms, the spells of persuasion, the keys of power, are put into his hands."

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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