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[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
Peacemaking in Taranaki
Reports the return of the Governor and several Maori chiefs from Taranaki where it is said that peace has been made. Assures readers of the good intentions of the Queen's soldiers, who were merely punishing and not attempting to destroy Maori as a people, but warns, in figurative language, that Maori would be outnumbered and defeated in future conflict.
pp.1-2 Activity of the Churches of Auckland
Reports a week-long interdenominational conference of Churches in Auckland at which representatives listened to speakers and spent much time praying for the Holy Spirit to come to New Zealand and bring peace between Maori and Pakeha.
Good work in Jamaica
Outlines the history of missionary activity amongst slaves in Jamaica and reports recent and dramatic conversions to Christianity, said to be the work of the Holy Spirit. Encourages Maori readers to seek the same experience.
pp.2-3 Letters from ministers in Jamaica about the work of the Spirit there
Extracts from letters of three ministers and a judge describing the spiritual experiences of people of all ages. Editorial comment expresses the hope that such experiences will happen in New Zealand.
pp.3-4 The Kings of Israel
2. David
Discusses David, based on 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. Advises readers to study his songs of lament, especially Psalm 51, and that he prepared the way for Jesus Christ.
Letter from Hēmi Matini, Whāingaroa
Expresses greetings to Te Haeata, copies of which Mātini is to distribute.
Takes issue with those who will not pay for the paper and stresses the benefits of its teachings. Comments on a matter involving [Wesleyan teacher Thomas] Skinner's school at Aotea.
Includes scriptural quotations.
A quiz
Seven questions for readers, testing knowledge of the Scriptures; answers to be sent for publication.
The nature of sin
Identifies sin and its characteristics.