Abstract
Volume 2, No. 10
18610101


 
[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
pp.1-2 The New Year
Expresses New Year's greetings to all belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ. Discusses the previous year and gives advice for the future.
Includes three waiata [songs].
The assembly of Wesleyan ministers for the year 1860
Reports the annual meeting of the committee of Wesleyan ministers. Notes poor attendance due to the current war and expresses sadness that the work of the Church has also been affected.
Lists amounts of money collected by Maori churches.
pp.2-3 Christmas
Discusses the tradition of celebrating Christmas and the role of Jesus.
Includes scriptural quotation and references.
Bethlehem
Discusses the town of Bethlehem and events surrounding the birth of Jesus.
Includes a scriptural quotation.
The time of captivity
Discusses the siege of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and the activities of King Cyrus of Persia, Darius the Mede, and Daniel in the lion's den. Notes the fulfilment of several prophesies.
Includes scriptural quotations and references.
pp.3-4 Generations
Praises Maori for learning their genealogical links and discusses the importance of such links in the Bible. Four points support the value of this knowledge.
The death of Māka
One of the monitors of Mangamuka, of the Wesleyan Church
From Mōihi Ōtene and Hēnare Tīpene, Mangamuka, Hokianga
Obituary for Māka. Recognises Māka's strong Christian faith and describes the nature of his work for the Wesleyan Church.
Cites comments from Māka's last sermon and prayer.
Includes scriptural quotations and references.