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of discontent, fret, worry, contention, quar rels,' strife, and war; whether in one’s' mind, heart, conscience] or in the family,; or among mates, or between coun tries.:( 2 ) It is the presence of contentment, quiet, rest, a clear conscience before God and rpan; it is holy joy in the heart, gentle manners in the home, unselfishness among mates, prosperity among nations. The 23rd Psalm is a psalm and picture of peace. The shepherd among hts sheep] the satisfied flock resting, lying down, in the pasture beside the bright rippling brook with its musical murmur. The absence of fear; the confidence in the shepherd, and the expectation of just such security “all Probably every Junior can think of some one who always makes trouble as soon as he or she joins the company. Everything was kindly, pleas ant, merry; now there is fuss, or loud con tention, perhaps even a quarrel. If- one is himself such, he can see, in such a one, himself “as others see” him, 3. Peace Makers. On the other side there are some who' seem like Jesus’ “ Peace be still”. (Mark 4:39) and the storm is over as soon as they join the company. Jesus says, “Blessed are the peace makers.” Do you not7think He is right. And blessed are the peace keepers, too. Why? “They shall be called the children of God.” He is called “the God of peace” f 1 Thess. 5:23), and “ God of love and peace” (2 Cor. 13:11); His Son is “ the Prince of peace” (Isa. 9 : 6 ) ; and the angels of God wish for “peace on edrth” (Luke 2:14) ] Jesus “made peace for us” ' (Eph. 2:14, 15) ; Paul says we should let His “peace rule our hearts” (Col. 3:15). It is easy to see w h y we should make peace and keep the peace that we “may be the children of our Father which is in heaven.” 4. Peace Takers. Have the Juniors peace with God? Are they on good and happy terms with Him? Tell them, “Acquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace” (Job 22:21). Why? “ There is no peace to the wicked” (Isa. 48:22).' How? Tak- the days of my life.” 2. Peace Breakers.
Sunday, June 28—Psalm 33: 12-22. Why I Am Proud of My Country. FOURTH OF JULY MEETING Show from 1 Corinthians 4:7 that, and why, we have no ground to be proud of anything. Our topic might better be—J Vhy I Praise God, for My Country. As far as possible persuade the meeting to mention the good points, advantages and blessings of our land. One might take up thé national hymn, “M y Country, ’ Tis of Th ee’’, item.by item, 1. “M y Country.”— What iéV l it, not' in name tut nature and comparison ? . 2. " Sweet land of lib e r ty —Show how this applies, compared with other times and lands, and it is due to Christianity. 3. “ Fathers” and “ Pilgrims.” —Who were they, and what have they to do with the matter? 4. The "mountain side” —this applies es pecially to the Coast. 5. “Let freedom ring.” —Let all, every where. rejoice in and maintain our happy .privileges. ; ■ '• » 6 . “My native country.” —But some who were not born here may now claim it as “my adopted country.” Let them be wel comed, and let them be thankful.. 7. “ Thy name I love.” —What is its name? The United States ; America ; Col umbia ; Land of the Free, etc. 8 . “ 1 love thy rocks and rills.” —The na tural beauties; and treasures of the land, fertile influences. 9. Thy “templed hills.” —The Christian character of the country. 10. “ Our father’s God—Author of lib erty.’ —Explain this and emphasize, with the content and meaning of the prayer lines following, and the significance of the con fession, “ Great Gad our King.” Sunday, July 5—Matthew 5:9. The Beatitudes, VI. Why and How to Keep the Peace. CONSECRATION MEETING 1. What is Peace? (1) It is the absence
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