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MScnooi Lesson <By B. O. SELLERS, Director of Even ing Department, The Moody Bible In stitute of Chicago.) •^^A^AA^AAAAA/WWAAAAAAAA/' LESSON FOR MAY 18 JOSEPH MEETS HIS BRETHREN. LESSON TEXT-Oen. 42:3-17. GOLDEN TEXT—“Whatsoever a man aoweth, that shall he also reap.” Gal. Joseph was thirty years of age when be reached his position of supreme au thority, but we ought not to allow our selves to forget those thirteen years of humiliation, during which he was betrayed, sold into slavery and neg lected by those whom he befriended. Yet those were days of fidelity in his service, of victory over fierce tempta tion. of enduring unjust imprisonment .—a long period of patient waiting but a valuable period in that now at thirty years of age he comes to this position of power fully equipped with that knowledge qf men, control of himself and faithjn God as tosbe properly fit ted for the burden of respdiliibilltjr thrust upon him —«•—. *•••• Bid Not Forget. j. The Brothers Need, vv. 3-6. The famine was not confined to Egypt, but reached over to Canaan, where Jacob and his sons lived. The desperate ness of the famine is indicated by Ja cob’s command to buy, "that we may live, and not die.” But Jacob is too old to travel, hence the brothers un dertake the journey. Twenty-two years have passed since that experi ence when Joseph’s brethren cast him Into the pit They have been years filled with wonderful experiences for Joseph. Now their attitude is changed; Instead of being his tormentors they are suppliants at his feet During these seven years of garnering Joseph had set up his own family and two sons were born, the names of whom were significant. The possession of a child of his own would naturally quicken his inquiries as to his father’s household, for he assumed that in the order of events his father must be dead. II. A Brother's Memory, vv. 7-17. Jo seph at once recognized his brothers, but treated them brusquely, demand ing from whence they came and the purpose that brought them hither (v. 7). Again (vv. 8, 9) the text re minds us that Joseph remembered. Only God can forgive and forget. But Joseph is an inspiration to us that •though we may not be able to forget we can forgive. The question might be raised, “Why then did Joseph dis simulate?” The answer is threefold: - (1) Joseph desired to ascertain the characters of his brothers. Did they remember? Yes, for they replied that they were "twelve brethren.” Ten were before him, one at home and ■“one is not.” That their characters were not entirely changed is evi j__ _ j i_ _; _ _3™ KTTTa n uj iuv.ii »»»_/» v w w men” (v. 11), which of course was not the truth. (2) Joseph desired to know of his father and of their home life. The accusation that the brothers are spies called forth the statement that the father, Jacob, is still alive. The third reason for this treatment devel oped out of these first two, viz., Jo seph desired to reach his father and Benjamin, whom he had never seen. We do not commend Joseph’s method as being of the highest ethical value, for his standard was not the standard of the man who knows Christ. Joseph is a type; there is only one perfect man, Jesus Christ, and Joseph points toward that promised Saviour. • Guilty Consciences. Joseph knew his brothers told the truth about their not being spies, but he also knew that they lied when they asserted themselves to be true men and that one brother ‘‘is not.” Here 'is the lesson of mistaken estimates of one’s self and that a man’s true value is known and appreciated. Little did they realize, however, that their false hood was being read as it was uttered and that the man before w^hom they were standing was this same brother. Joseph affected not to believe any of their story and demanded proof (vv. 15, 16) of their assertions. After three days in jail he appeared to relent and ordered that only one of their number should remain as hostage. The result of all is shown in v. 21. After invol untarily leaving Simeon shut up in the Egyptian prison their minds traveled back to that time twenty years before and they remembered Joseph’s an guish and distress when they would not hear, "therefore is this distress come upon us.” Their guilty con sciences are aroused. Jacob’s cry, "All things are against ~me" v. 36, was a mistake. Joseph was alive and exalted that be might save the life of Jacob and his chil dren. Simeon was alive and drawing his brothers back to Egypt Benjamin would come back safely. Emphasize the fact that we cannot forget our wrong acts and that Joseph was not troubled by any such mem cries. Also emphasize the return of good for evil, Rom. 12:20, 21. Joseph’s brethren were sowing the fruit of the «eeds of envy and malice they had sown twenty years previously. So also was Jacob reaping the seeds of his 'deceit for in spite of his great ma terial prosperity he has great anguish of heart We try to sow and not to irsap. See that the seed thoughts in ■the heart are right The grace of •God forgives sin, but it remains a ‘terrible fact in our lives. I TEXT—And the angel said unto them Fear not: for, behold, I bring you gooi tidings of great Joy, which shall be to al people. For unto you Is born this day lr the city of David, a Savior, which ti Christ the Lord.—Luke 2:10-11. r • | The best met * . sage for thli Christmas time the best message the world evei heard, is the message whicli came to the Judean shepherds on the first Christ mas night nearly two thousand years ago; the message of One who' had come to redeem mankind, But wto anything new about this wonderful blessing which follows the C6mlng of Christ? The message has come through the medium of angels from Heaven^ prophets had foretold the StP viour, the apostj£& &ncT "martyrs, the 6aint£ of nil ages have spofcen of the glory which followed. Nineteen centuries of eloquence from poets, painters and sculptors, oratory and literatu-0 and song have united in telling the story of the glory of the first Christmas and the transforming power of the Christ-child. And yet the story never grows old; it is still the sweetest story ever told; nor is It strange that this should be so, for the coming of Christ was the supreme event in human history, the turning point in the calendar of the world, and the greatest gift to man. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The message was one of good tid ings; of salvation, of forgiveness from ' sin. of deliverance from bondage, of ; refuge from the storms of life, of peace amid the restlessness of the 1 world, of power over the evil in hu man nature, of cleansing from the stain of sin. of comfort in the midst of the world’s sadness, and of a crown at the end of the race. The message was of good tidings of great joy, and this is the keynote of the Gospel, for he who really has Christ in the heart can hear the Saviour say and realize the truth of it "That your joy might be full.” The message is all inclusive—to all people. In the Psalms, we read that Christ shall have dominion from sea to sea. There is no narrowness in God’s plan. “There’s a wideness in God's mercy like the wideness of the sea.” This babe born in Pethlehem is he who shall rule in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth. "All kings shall bow down before him.” There is no better day than Christmas, and no higher theme and no greater motive for an appeal for our interest in foreign missions, for this same Saviour said: “Go ye into all the world.” This is the best message because it announced the Saviour. Redemp tion is the greatest factor in human historv: although it reminds us of the awful fact of sin;, for these two explain all mystery and unravel all history. Sin is the ground, redemp tion the process of all salvation. Sin makes redemption necessary; redemp tion shows us God, and we shout: "What a wonderful Saviour.” In a very true sense God was a Redeemer before he was a Creator. This Saviour is announced as Christ and Lord, and every word is emphatic. Christ is the Messiah who was to come, and as Lord he takes his place as ruler in the hearts and lives of those who ac cept him. The emphasis of the message is upon the fact that Jesus Is the Saviour. There is one line that runs through all the Rible; it is the scarlet thread of the blood of Christ. There is one fact that shines out on every page of the book, the face of One who became man for us men and for our salvation. This Is the message of prophets and angels, of types and ’symbols, of persons and sacrifices; the multitudes have found It true. It reminds one of the first words of a song used in the south: "How do X know my Ix>rd Is dlvineT He saves me from my sin.” The message Is persona)—"Unto you.” Blessed be the night that song was born; blessed be the Saviour who came and who now lives in his saints; blessed be the God who sent such a wonderful redemption and said: "Whosoever believeth in him shall not perish.” So the blessing reaches me add that means Christmas for my soul and redemption for me, and peace, and joy, and Christ, and Heaven—If I will. How is it with you? Has Christ been born unto you as a Savior? Have you accepted the greatest gift God could make? Have you made the Babe of Bethlehem your Savior and Christ and Lord? "O holy child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter In, ! Be born in us today. 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Five or six doses will break any case, and if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not return. It acts on the liver better than* Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c Notice of Public Work. Notice is hereby given that, on the First Mon day in June, at the court house in the city of Tupelo, Miss., the Road Commissioners of the 3rd Supervisors District, will let contracts for the construction of the following roads in said dis trict, to-wit: The completion of the Tupelo & Chesterville road, and grading Auburn road and Auburn, Hebron and Eggville road. Plans and specifica tion for said work are on file with the clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Bids must be sealed and filed with the clerk of the Board of Super visors on or before 1 o'clock, p. m„ of said date, and must be accompanied with certified check for $5(>0. to secure the faithful performance of the contract. This the 8th day of May, 1913. D. VV. ROBINS, H. B. HEARD, T. E. WHITESIDES. 7-4t Commissioners Notice as to Working Roads in Fifth Supervisors District. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Sup ervisors of Lee county, Mississippi, intends to enter an order upon the minutes of said board, at the June term, 1913, thereof, electing to come under the provisions of chapter 257 of the Laws of 1912 of the state of Mississippi, as to the fifth district of said county, unless on or before the First Monday in June 1913, twenty (20)per centum ‘ of the qualified electors of said district above shall petition the said board to order an election to determine whether said district shall come under the provisions of said act. This the 7th day'of May, 1913. 7-3t JOHN M. WITT, Clerk. Notice of Bond Sale. In the matter of the petition of J. W. Wesson, et al. No. 70. Notice is hereby given that, on the 2d day of June, 1913,at the court house in the city of Tupelo, Mississippi, the Board of Supervisors of Lee county. Mississippi, will sell at public outcry, to the highest bidder, road bonds of the Second Supervisors District of said county in the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars. Said bonds to be dated the second day of June, J1913, with interest pay able semi-annually on the 1st day of March and September, at a rate not to exceed 6 per cent per annum. Each bidder will be required to file with the clerk of the Board of Supervisors a certified check for 1500 for the faithful performance of the contract should his bid be accepted. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. This the 7th day of May. 1913. B F PARKER JOHN M. WITT, Pres. Board of Supervisors Clerk Board of Supervisors. 7-4t Notice of Public Work. Notice is hereby given that, on the 2nd day of June, 1913, the Road Commissioners of the Third Supervisors District and the Board of Super visors of Lee county. Miss., at the court house in the city of Tupolo, within lawful hours let con tract for graveling levees across Town Creek bottom, on Tupelo and Saltillo Road and Tupelo and Fulton road, and also Levee on Tupelo and Pontotoc Road across Kings Creek bottom. Plans and specifications on file with the clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Gravel will be furnished to contractor. This the 7th day of May. 1913. D. W. ROBINS. T. E. WHITESIDES, H. B. HEARD, 7-4t Commissioners. Bridge Notice. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Sup ervisors of Lee county, will on the First Monday in June, 1913. in front of the Court House door in the city of Tupelo, let the contract, to the lowest responsible bidder, at public outcry, for bridge across Little Coonewah Creek, near Dick Reah, on Tupelo akd Endville Road, also for new bridge on Tupelo and Okolona Road in Chiwappah bottom. Right reserved to reject all bids. Same to be built according to specifications on file in Chan cery Clerk’s office. This May 7 th. 1913. 7-3t JOHN M. WITT, Clerk. Commissioner’s Sale John Clifton vs. Bamma Whitesides, et al No. 3313. By virtue of a decree of the Honorable Chancery Court of Lee county, state of Miss issippi, rendered at the April term, A. D., 1913, thereof, ordering a sale of certain lands mentioned therein, John Al. Witt, the under signed, appointed commissioner to execute said decree, v. ill. on Monday. June 2nd, 1913, expose at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the court house door in the city of Tupelo. Miss., the following described property to-wit: Beginning at the northwest corner of lot No. 5, in the southwest J of sec. 30, twp 9, range 6, Lee county, Miss., and running due east 105 feet, thence south 105 feet, thence west 105 feet, thence north 105 feet to the beginning point, in the city of Tupelo, Miss., and being the home of Nancy Clifton. To gether with the appurtenances and heredita ments thereunto appertaining. JOHN M. \\ ITT, Commissioner. Dated 30th dav of April, 1913. W. A. Blair, Sol. 6-4t Commissioner’s Sale M. E. Leake, et al.. vs. Bamma Whitesides, et al. No. 3301. By virtue of a decree of the Honorable Chancery Court of Lee county, state of Missis sippi, rendered at the April term. A. D , 1913, thereof, ordering a sale of certain lands mentioned therein. John M. Witt, the under signed, appointed commissioner to execute said decree, will, on Monday, June 2nd. 1913, ex pose at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the court house door in the city of Tupelo, Miss., the following de scribed property, to-wit: Commencing at the intersection of the east line of Green street with the north line of Franklin street, and run north with east line of Green street 474 feet for a beginning point, thence run east 201 feet, thence north 116 and 4 inches, thence west 131 feet, thence south 3^> feet, thence west 70 feet, thence south 81 feet and 4 inches to the beginning point, and in nei of sec. 31, twp 9, range 6 east, in city of Tupelo, Lee county. Mississippi, i Together with the appurtenances and heredi taments thereunto appertaining. JOHN M. WITT, Commissioner. Dated 30th day of April, 1913. W. A. Blair, Sol. 6-4t Notice. State of Mississippi, Lee county. Chancery Court in Vacation, May 5th, 1913. In re petition ot K. G Strain, et a], asking for the organization of a drainage district of the swamp and overflowed lands in Town Creek bottom, in Lee county, Mississippi. No. 3349. To all persons interested: You will take notice that the report of T. R. Stubbs, E. L. O'Shields and J. T. Patton, Drain age Commissioners of Lee county, Mississippi, has been this day filed in the office of the Chanc ery Clerk of Lee county, Mississippi, and that a map and description of the work laid off and pro posed to be constructed is on file in this office, and that no lands are proposed to be thrown out. or excluded from said District; and that application will be made for confirmation of said report before the Hon. J. Q. Robins, Chancellor of the First Chancery Dis trict of Mississippi, at the court house in the city of Tupelo, Lee county, Mississippi, at 10 o'clock, a. m.. on the 31st, day of May, 1913, at which time all persons interested may appear and contest the confirmation thereof, or show that the report ought to be modified in any particular, and offer any competent evidence in support thereof. Witness my hand and seal of office this the 5th. day of May. 1913. JOHN M. WITT, Clerk of the Chancery Court of 7-4t Lee county, Mississippi.