| TE HOA MAORI
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL,
" I haere mai hoki te Tama a te tangata ki te rapu ki te whakaora i te mea i ngaro. " Ruka 19. 10.
" For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. " Luke 19. 10.
NAMA 29 AKARANA, HURAE, 1893. Registered as
No. 29 J AUCKLAND, JULY, 1893. a Magazine.
" He pono te korero, a e pai ana kia tangohia rawatia, i haere mai a Karaiti
Ihu ki te ao ki te whakaora i te hunga hara; ko ahau ano hoki te tino tangata
hara o ratou. "1. Timoti 1. 15.
" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. "1- Timothy 1. 15.
NAAMANA, TE REPERA, ME ONA
RUKUNGA I TE AWA O HORANO.
TENEI tangata he " rangatira ope o
te kingi o Hiria, e whakanuia ana
hoki no te mea i waiho ia e Ihowa
hei kai homai i te oranga ki a
Hiria. He tangata marohirohi ano ia, he
toa; otiia he repera. " (2 Kings 5 1. )
Hei aha ranei te nuinga kautanga i tenei
ao ? Ahakoa e whai mana ana te tangata, e
whiwhi ana ki te nuinga o te taonga; e kake
rawa ana ranei, kite keokeonga o te kawana-
tanga: ka rite kau ia kia Naamana, te
repera. Me aha hoki tona turanga i tenei
ao; he tangata hara ia. Aue ! na tenei i
kino ai; na tenei i kawa ai nga mea katoa
ki a ia.
Tena matete reperae kore e taea e
nga rata. Ka tupu tonu a, kapi noa te
tinana i te pukupuku, i te hakihaki; a noho
kau ana te tangata, i roto tonu i tona mate
rihariha. Ko te ahua ano. tena o te hara.
E kore hoki tena e taea e te tangata te
muru; erangi e tupu haere ana. Ano te
kino o tena mea o te hara! Rapu kau te
NAAMAN, THE LEPER, DIPPED
SEVEN TIMES IN JORDAN.
This man was " captain of the host of the King of
Syria; was a great man with his master, and
honourable, because by him the Lord had given
deliverance unto Syria; he was also a mighty man
in valour; but he was a Leper. "2 Kings, v. 1.
'WHAT does earthly greatness
afford after all? A man be
ever so popular; he may
prosper in business to his
utmost cravings; or he may climb the
highest pinnacle of political honour or
military greatness. Naaman was all this;
but he was a leper. And man, no matter
what his position in this world, he ia a
sinner. Ah, this spoils all, makes every cup
of this world bitter.
Leprosy was incurable. Still it spread,
until the whole person was filthybloated,
pimpled, and scabbedwretched picture of
man's ruined, utterly ruined, lost condition
through sin. And, what is still worse, like
the leper he finds every effort in vain to cure
himself. The fearful poison spreads. Oh,
how loathsome is sin! My reader may have