King's Business - 1947-01

Elmer L. Wilder

Illustrated by Gladys Bowman

Lesson: If a Christian mother should serve this kind of a meal to her unsaved family, I am sure it would be remembered longer than any other meal. I can hear them say, "Mother, what does such a strange meal mean?” She would say, “Father, you have a golf ball to remind you of the words of the prophet Isaiah: ‘Where­ fore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not?’ Golf takes you away from the house of God on Sunday, keeping you from hearing about the Bread of Heaven, Christ Jesus. He alone can satisfy. “And you, John, are served with a gambling card. You spend your spare time with cards. They have caused you to believe that you have no time for the house of God. They are keeping you from receiving Christ, the Bread of Heaven. “Mary, your plate is served with a theater ticket. You spend much of your time and money at the thea­ ters. Remember what God says: ‘She that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.’ You have been feeding on pleasure, forgetting to satisfy your hunger with the Bread of Heaven.” “Mother, why do I receive two things on my plate?” “William, you have a bottle, rep­ resenting whiskey, and rags, to re­ mind you that the Word of God says: ‘The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.’ You will find that drink is a hard taskmaster, and that it will bring you to rags. Not only will your life bring you poverty,* but it will also starve your soul for the Bread of Heaven.” “Thank you, Mother, for the beau­ tiful scarf.” “Yes, Ethel, the scarf is beautiful, but it is poor food. Your heart has told you that it would be satisfied with beautiful things, but remember that the Bible has said: ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?’ The heart can never be satisfied, until it rests in Christ. Pase 35

“HELPLESS,” “HOPELESS,” “DIS­ EASED,” “UNCLEAN,” “FEVERISH,” and “DEAD.” All have large, ugly holes in them. They remind me of the sad people whom the Lord Jesus healed. On various occasions many kinds of diseases were healed by Him. We will bring these hearts to­ gether, showing how people were brought to Christ. (Stack the hearts in the order mentioned, allowing each word to show and hold firmly in that position.) As we place this red heart over the others, we will see what Christ did for those who were afflicted. We read the word “HEALED.” How happy they were when they were healed by Him! An example of His healing power is found in John’s Gospel, the fifth chapter, where it is related that the crippled man was made to walk. We read, “Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole” (vs. 8, 9).

First Week H opeless H earts H ealed

Objects: Seven paper hearts. (They should be 8 inches'wide, measuring 7 inches from the bottom of the “V” to the upper notch. The total height of each heart should be 8 inches, or larger if visibility requires. On the first heart, 1 inch below the notch, print the word “HELPLESS,” placing the “H” in the middle of the heart. Cut just below this to within-1 inch of each side, and down to within 1 inch of the point. This will leave a triangular opening. Above the word, cut several jagged holes. The second heart has the word “HOPELESS,” with the “E” in the middle. This word is % of an inch lower than the first word. Cut below and above the word as directed for the first heart. On the third heart, print the word “DISEASED,” placing the "A” in the middle, and cut as directed. Each word is % of an inch lower than the previous one. The fourth heart has “UNCLEAN” printed on it, with the “L” in the middle. “FEVERISH” is printed on the fifth, with the “E” in the middle. The word “DEAD” is printed on the sixth, with the “D” in the middle. No hole is cut below this word. The seventh heart has a slot %x4% inches, beginning % inch from the notch and running down 4% inches toward the bottom. Color this heart red. When it is placed over the other, the word “H-E-A-L-E-D” will show through the slot.) Lesson: What sad-looking hearts these are which I have brought this morning! We will need six boys and girls to hold them for us. We read JANUARY, 1947

Second Week F ood for a F am il y

Objects: Six dinner plates, a golf ball, or symbol of some other sport more prominent in the locality, an imitation gambling card, an imita­ tion theater ticket? a small bottle of vinegar, some rags, a scarf and a loaf of bread. (Set the plates on a small table, placing one of the ob­ jects on each plate. The vinegar and rags should be on the same plate. Put the golf ball at one end of the table and the loaf of bread at the other.)

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