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kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field, the which, when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

So shall it be at the end of the world: God and his angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.

The kingdom of God cometh not with observation, for behold, the kingdom of God is within you.* I am the light of the world. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest; take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. The Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. But not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;

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but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. It is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein; and there is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come, life everlasting.

Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock: and every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.

In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you and will come again, to receive you unto myself, that where I am ye may be also. And where I go, ye know, and the way ye know.

I am the good shepherd; I am the door of the sheep: by me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall

go in and out and find pasture. And other sheep have I, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring: and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when I come; at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning. And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.

No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.



NOTE 1. The Churches: The churches of the past have done a good work. Regardless of all criticism which might be made, the church as an institution has been the greatest of all factors in resisting the excessive materialism which has accompanied the rapid growth of our many-sided civilization. The church has had, it now has, and should always continue to have a very definite place in the life of man. The church, the school, and the home are the three greatest continuing forces in the world. The school, except in matters pertaining to right and wrong, is a neutral institution and should always remain so. But the church, as an institution, has heretofore considered herself as being at enmity with the world. Now the world, mature in physical development, should reverse this attitude and should court the church, and if possible, win her-to nurture, develop and conserve the best in life for all of mankind. The world is not evil; it is mostly man and his doings which constitute the sum total of evil in the world. So the church, the school, and the home ought really to be made together, the world's three greatest permanent allies. And if God and we, through the school, the church and the home, are in love henceforth united, the home life of man will become, as it should be, the supreme creating force of God in this world. And with the world, the home, the school, and the church thus united, and with the church conserving all, we shall attain true freedom; and the excessive materialism of worldly man will gradually disappear and will become a thing of the past.

NOTE 2. Forty-two Generations: The words "forty-two generations" do not appear in the Bible. The original text, Matthew 1:17 reads as follows: "So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations."

NOTE 3. He said unto him: The sayings of Jesus, as published in this book, are not arranged in all cases in exact order of sequence. The general plan has been to get away, in so far as possible, from details concerning time and place and to group together under a few logical headings, the leading facts concerning the life of the


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