King's Business - 1938-09

T H E K I N G ' S B U S I N E S S

November, 1938


sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). (b) The believer becomes an heir of God —“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Gal. 4:6, 7). (c) The believer’s sins are forgiven — “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Eph. 1:7). (d) T he believer has eternal life —“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28). (e) The believer looks forward to a heavenly home —“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many man­ sions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3). A “Thank You” Prayer W e thank Thee, God, for everything— For lovely flowers and birds that sing, For soft white clouds and skies of blue, For showers of rain and drops of dew, For twinkling stars and fireflies’ glow, The moon that shines on us below, For sea and shells and fine white sand. And boats that sail away from land, And shady trees and new green grass, And daisies nodding as we pass, For bumblebees and butterflies, For nighttime when we close our eyes To sleep until a bright new day Shall waken us to come and play. Dear God, who gives us everything, Our thanks to Thee we gladly bring. New K. Y . B. C. Members The following have read through the Gospel ac­ cording to John and are now members of the Know Your Bible Club: Garden Grove, Calif.: Duane Anderson, J. D. Haley; Betty and Kenneth Hall; Glen Payne; Dorothy Richards, Bertha Mae, June, and Wanda Smith, and Lee and Ralph Stuck (Mrs. Lewis J. Gall, leader). Hebron, K y .: Wyona Jane Anderson; Kathleen Goodndge, and Violet Fay Hodges (Gertrude M. Smith, leader). Hensonvxlle, N . Y .: Ruth Card; Doris and Newton Ford, and Charles and Ruth Lockett (Mrs. Oscar Lockett, leader). Montrose, Iowa: Portia Anne and Wesley Becker. San Francisco, Calif: Gene Crawford; Norman Mont Eton; Evelyn Holtkamp; Elaine Karl; Jean White, and Jane Wiley (Mrs. Thomas D. Hughes, teacher). Santa Ana, Calif.: Marjorie Highley (Mrs. Lewis J. Gall, leader). How to Join the K. Y . B. Club To become a member of the Knoy Your Bible Club, read through the Gospel according to John, using either your own Bible or a Gospel of John which will be sent upon request. When the Gospel has been read, and a statement to this effect, signed by parent or Sunday-school^ teacher, has been sent to the Editor of the Junior King’s Business, a K. Y . B. C. pin will be mailed. Sunday-school classes or clubs desiring to order ten or more Gos­ pels or pins may wish to share the cost of these supplies, as the Lord directs: Gospels, postpaid, five cents each— in quantity, three cents; pins, without postage, two cents each. However, no one is to do without a Gospel or pin because of lack of money. Address: Junior King’s Business, 558 South Hope St., Los Angeles, Calif. —B ertha R. E llenberger , in The Sunbeam.

Pearce. “Salvation is ‘by grace,’ you know. Just take the Lord Jesus as your own Saviour now." And Ella Mae gladly received the Lord Jesus as her Saviour, and became a member of God’s family. “This has been my very happiest day, Mrs. Pearce,” Ella Mae said softly as she and Janet went to Janet’s room. “I'll never, never forget ‘For by grace are ye saved’!’’ —M. S. H. [Suggested by an object lesson given by Ralph Blakeman in the Child Evangelism class during the Biola Summer Session.]

“For by Grace Are Ye Saved” Ella Mae was spending the night at the Pearces’ house with Janet. The two girls were special chums at school, and they had enjoyed a happy afternoon of games and fudge-making, followed by dinner and still more games. As the living-room clock sounded out the eight o’clock hour, Mrs. Pearce, Janet’s mother, suggested that the two girls study their Sunday-school lesson before going to bed. “Oh, it will be much nicer to do it together!” exclaimed Ella Mae. Soon both girls were busy reading the lesson. “What is the memory verse?” asked Mrs. Pearce, after the girls had been studying a while. "It’s quite a long one,” replied Janet. “I’m not sure that I understand it, either,” added Ella Mae. “Read it aloud, girls,” suggested Mrs. Pearce. Both girls read: " ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of your­ selves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast’ ” (Eph. 2:8, 9 ). "Those are wonderful verses, girls,” said Mrs. Pearce as the girls finished reading. “They tell us how to be saved.” “But it’s the word ‘grace’ that I don’t understand. What does ‘by grace’ mean, Mrs. Pearce?" asked Ella Mae. “That is a wonderful word,” began Mrs. Pearce, “and yet one that is hard for many people to understand. I hope I can make it plain to you two girls. I have two new dimes in my purse. I will give one to you, Janet, if you will learn these verses and re­ cite them correctly, but to you, Ella Mae, I am giving the dime as a gift, just because I love you. I am not requiring you to memorize the verse.” So saying, she placed the shining new dime in Ella Mae’s hand. Janet looked puzzled for a moment, and then her face brightened. “Why, I see it, Mother. Ella Mae received the dime as a gift, while I have to work for mine.” “That is just it, Janet. Learn your verses quickly so that I can give you this bright new dime,” replied Mother. Janet soon learned her verses, and received her dime. “Now, girls,” continued Mother, “Janet received her dime as a reward. This was ‘by works.’ But this is not the way God saves a person. ‘Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt’ (Rom. 4 :4 ). Ella Mae, on the other hand, received her dime without doing a thing to earn it. It was a gift freely given. This is ‘by grace’—or as some one has said, ‘an undeserved favor.’ So we are saved ‘by grace,’ dear girls; that is, salva­ tion is a gift—that which we cannot earn nor do we deserve, but that which is pro­ vided for us by our Lord Jesus Christ in His death for our sins. This salvation is given as a free gift to those who will receive. In Romans 6:23 we read: ‘The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’ ” “Why, I have never been saved,” broke in Ella Mae. “Has Janet?” “I will let Janet answer for herself,” re­ plied Mrs. Pearce. Her face brightening quickly, Janet said joyfully, “Yes, I am saved. I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Saviour last Easter.” “I want to be saved, too,” said Ella Mae. “You may, my dear girl,” replied Mrs.

Gentleman Gay Said old Gentleman Gay, “On a Thanks­ giving Day If you want to be happy, give something away.” So he gave a fat turkey to Shoemaker P r i c e * And the shoemaker said, “What a fine bird! How nice! I’ll give Widow Lee the fine chicken I bought.” Said the pleased Widow Lee, “See this chicken! Oh, my! I would like to make some one as happy as I. I’ll give Washwoman Biddy my big pump­ kin pie.” And “Oh, shure,” Biddy said, “it’s the queen of all pies; Just to look at its yellow face gladdens my eyes! Now it’s my turn, I think, and a sweet ginger cake For the motherless Finnegan children I’ll make.” Said the Finnegan children—Rose, Benny, and Hugh, “It smells sweet of spice and we’ll carry a slice To little lame Jake who has nothing that’s nice.” “Oh, I thank you and thank you,” said lit­ tle lame Jake. “What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful cake! And such a big slice, I will save all the crumbs And give some to each little sparrow that comes.” And the sparrows they twittered as if they would say, Like Old Gentleman Gay, “On a Thanks­ giving Day, If you want to be happy, give something away.” [From "Friends in God’s W orld" K ey - stone Graded System.] Memory Work for November Question: What are some of the privi­ leges of being a member of God’s family? Answer: (a) The believer becomes a child o[ God —“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the

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