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TE HOA MAORI,

WITH

" 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 15. AKARANA, HAUNARE, 1890. Registered as a Magazine

No. 15. AUCKLAND, JANUARY, 1890.

" E rongo ana aku hipi ki toku reo a e matau ana ahau ki a

ratou e aru ana hoki ratou i a au.

Ae hoatu ana e ahau ki a ratou he oranga tonutonga; e kore

ano hoki ratou e ngaro ake, ake, ake, e kore anohoki tetahi e

tango i a ratou i roto i toku ringa. "—Hoani 10. 27-28.

" My sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they

follow me.

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never

perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. —John

10. 27-28.

KO TENEI WA E TUTATA NEI—KO

TERA WA MUTUNGA KORE.

E MARAMA ana nga tangata ki te

tikanga a tenei wa e tutata nei, te tau,

te marama, te ra ranei: engari ra ko wai e

marama ana ki te tikanga o tera wa ti wa

mutungako ? E kite ana te tangata i tenei

wa inaianei nei, engari ko tera wa ka haere

tonu ake, ake, ake tonu atu!

"E tutata ana te wa, " e ai ta te Wairua

o te Atua. (1 Koriniti 7-29. ) To tatou

oranga, " He kohu ra, e iti nei te wa e puta

mai nei, na, kua memeha atu. " (Hemi 4.

14. ) "He atarangi nei hoki o tatou ra i

runga i te whenua. " (Hopa 8-9. ) Ano ra,

" Rite tonu hoki ki te tarutaru nga kihokiho

katoa; te kororia katoa ano hoki o te

tangata, ano he puawai tarutaru. E

maroke te tarutaru, e ngahoro tona puawai;

ko te kupu ia o te Ariki mau tonu ake ake. "

—1 Pita 1. 24, 25.

TIME-ETERNITY.

TlME can be measured; Eternity cannot.

Time comes to an end; Eternity is

unending and eternal. Time is but a

moment, and like a drop in the ocean, com-

pared with Eternity.

" Time is short, " saith the Spirit of God

(1 Cor. vii. 29); our life " a vapour, that

appeareth for a little time, and then vanish-

eth away " (James iv. 14), " our days upon

earth are a shadow" (Job viii. 9); and "all

flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as

the flower of grass. The grass withereth,

and the flower thereof falleth away; but the

word of the Lord endureth for ever. "

(1 Peter i. 24, 25. )

Beloved reader, think over these solemn

facts. They are well worth giving heed to,

for to-day you are in Time, but to-morrow

you may be in Eternity. And does not the

inquiry spontaneously rise in the mind,