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Children's Letters A BIG CHURCH. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little boy ten years old. I go to Sunday-school every Sun day 1 can. 1 go to the First Presbyterian church. It occupies one whole block. It is a beautiful block. 1 received my Testament for reciting the Child's Catechism two years ago. when I graduated from the primary de partment. I hope to receive a Bible rally day for reciting the Shorter Catechism. I have one sister and one brother. I go to the fourth ward school and will be in the fifth grade this fall. 1 hope to see my letter in print as this is my first letter. Your little friend, William Strong, Jr. My dear William: Thank you for your letter. Your church must be a beautiful one and very large. Won't you write to us again and tell us about your rally day? H. A. WORKING FOR PROMOTION. Dear Presbyterian : 1 am a little boy eight years old. My mamma takes your paper and 1 am always anxious to read the stories and letters and Children's Sermons. I have a Li cycle and 1 ride it every day. 1 have a broth er and two sisters, all younger than I. We go to the "Hull Memorial" Sunday-school all the time. Our class is studying the Catechism and supplemental work to be promoted in Oc tober. 1 will now ask a question and close with wishing you good luck. Who went to heaven without dying? Hoping this letter not too long for my first one. Your unknown friend, Savannah, Ga. Fred Meyer. Dear Fred: We all enjoy long letters, and like to know what our friends are doing. We hope your whole class will be promoted this year. H. A. A MUSIC PUPIL. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl ten years old. This is my first letter to you. I have been going to Sunday-school ever since ; can remember. I am in the fifth grade in kchool and I take music from Miss Dyer. Mv school teacher is Miss Tate. I have a little brother named Fred Hale. I have a bicycle and I enjoy riding very much. I will answer Erma Brooks' question. The longest chapter in the Bible is 119 Psalm. 1 would like to sec this in print. York, Ala. Helen Rumley. Dear Helen : I am sure Erma will be pleased to see the answer to her question. Do you like music? Write again soon. II. A. CITY OF PALM TREES. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl nine years old. 1 have two sisters and one brother. For pets we have a dog and two cats. We have an automobile. 1 will ask a question. What city was called the City of Palm Trees? Yours truly, Blacksliear, Oa. Claire Littlefield. Dear Claire : I think you have very nioe pets and I know you enjoy the automobile. Be on the watch for the answer to your question. H. A. PICKING COTTON. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl nine years old. Papa takes your paper and 1 enjoy Children's Sermon The Children's Saviour. "Thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins." Matt. 1 :21. God sent an angel to Mary and Joseph to tell them that lie was going to send them a little baby boy. And the angel gave' them a name for him. lie told them to call him Jesus. When our mothers and fathers gave us our names, it was not because the names had a .meaning. Hut the name Jesus has a meaning. It means Saviour. The angel told the parents why they were to give him this name. It was like his saying this: "You must call him Sav four for he is going to save his people from their sins." When Jesus was grown he told the people that he had come down from heaven to save sinners, ami that is just what the angel said he would do. Every one of us is a sinner, no matter wheth er We are old or young. Every one of us has done something that is wrong, something that we ought not to have done. And sin is so bad that God says that everybody that sins shall die. Ami this does not mean only the dying of the body, but it means also the dying of the soid. And the soul that dies cannot go to heaven to be with God, but it goes to be with Satan. God does not want any souls to die, so he sent Jesus to save them. Jesus said to his Father that he did not want any souls to die, and then lie said that he would take the place of sinners -and suffer all the punishment that they would suffer, and that he would die for them. God said that He was willing for this, and that anybody who was willing for Jesus to die for him would be saved. Jesus wants to save everyone of us, if we want him to save us. Once there was a man called to go into the army. lie had a wife and five sweet little chil dren. lie did not want to go into the army, because he loved his wife and children and did not want to leave them. But he thought he had to go. lie had an older brother who did not have to go into the army. He did not have any "wife or children to leave, so he went to his ?younger brother and told him that he would take his place and go into the army and let him stay at home. At first the younger brother would not agree to it. The older one told him that he could not make him agree to it, but he wanted very much to take his place and let him stay at home. After awhile the younger brother let the other take his place, and he went into the army. One day the army was fighting and this brother was killed. When the yonger brother heard about it he was oh ! so sorry. But he could not help being glad that he had not gone to the war; for, if he had gone, he would have been killed. But his brother had been killed for him and so he never had to go into the army. He had always loved his brother. But now hie loved him more than he had ever done before. Jesus does not want a single one of us to die. So he offers to take our place. He has already died, but he says that, if we will agree to his taking our place he will count it as his having died for us. We ought to be willing to do this. All that we have to do is just down in our hearts to say to Jesus that we are willing for him to take our place and save us, and then just trust him to do it. "When we do this he just somehow whispers iu our hearts and tells us that he has saved us. "We ought to love Jesus with our whole hearts for doing this for us, and we ought to be very happy. When Jesus saves us we ought to try to do everything that he wants us to do. He wants us to live just the best lives we can live. He wants us to read the Bible and pray to him every day. And he wants us to tell others that he will save them, just as he saved us. Because he saves us, when we die, he is going to take us to live with him in heaven. When we get there, we will want to have our friends with us. The way to have them in heaven with us is to tell them now about Jesus, and that he wants to save them. Then we con pray to Jesus to save them. He has promised to answer our prayers. Remember, his name is Jesus, because he saves his people from their sins. reading the children's letters. I have two brothers and two sisters. I live on the farm. I enjoy picking cotton and eating grapes and ap ples. 1 will close, asking a question. Which is the shortest verse in the Bible? Yours truly, Wade, N. C. Gertrude McMillan. Dear Gertrude: A farm is such a nice plaoe to live, isn't it? I wish I could go out with you and pick cotton one of the fine fall days. The apples and grapes must be nice, too. Won't you write us something about how the cotton grows? I expect a good many of our girls and boys have never seen any growing. II. A. AN ANSWER. Dear Presbyterian : T am a little girl seven years old. I have a little brother nair^ed Wil liam. I go to the Presbyterian church and my Sunday-school teacher is Miss Virginia McCreary. Miss Mary Williams is my school teacher. She is Gertrude Price's aunt and I am answering Gertrude's question. Adoin bezek had his thumbs and his great toes cut off. I know part of the Catechism and am trying to get a Testament. Yonr unknown friend, Mary Margartet Lee. Ronceverte, W. Va. Dear Mary: You did well to find the an swer to Gertrude's question. I hope you will get your Testament soon. H. A. AN ANSWER. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little boy. I will be eight years old February the 6th. I go to Sunday-school every Sunday. My teacher's name is Mrs. Boyer. I go to school and am in the second grade. We live on a farm. Edward and Monroe are my brothers. We help father. T will answer P^ul Wilhelm's question. Moses struck the rock with an iron rod and the water came out. Your friend, James McSherry .Tannery, Jr. Liberty town, Md. Dear James: It is fine to help father, isn't it? I think so. Why don't you ask a question and see if Paul can answer it H. A.