Leaves From the Tree of Life
Sermons for Children on the Truths about Jesus that Heal the Soul
“This book has much to say about healing. And to souls diseased by sin, as ours are, this is a matter of the greatest importance. We see its importance when we remember that one of the sweet names by which our blessed Savior is spoken of in the Old Testament is Jehovah-Rophi, or ‘The Lord who healeth.’ It chiefly means that Newton makes use of in healing souls is the truth about Jesus, of which the Bible tells us. ‘He sent His word, and healed them,’ says King David.
It is more than 20 years ago since the writer of this book first engaged in the work of preaching to children, and making books of sermons. He was first led to do this by thinking on the words of Jesus to Peter, ‘Lovest Thou me? Feed my lambs.’
* The Bible Compared to a Tree of Life: Revelation 22:2
* The Lesson of Obedience: Luke 2:51
* The Leaf for Curing Lying: Psalm 120:2
* The Leaf for Curing Covetousness: Proverbs 3:9,10
* The Lesson of Patience: James 1:4
* The Leaf for Healing Idleness: Ecclesiastes 9:10
* The Leaf for Curing Pride: James 4:6
* The Leaf for Healing the Evil Conscience: Hebrews 10:22
* The Leaf for Curing Quarrels: Matthew 5:9
* The Lesson of Faithfulness: Revelation 2:10
About Author Richard Newton
Charles H. Spurgeon gave author Richard Newton the title, “The Prince of Preachers to the young.” Richard Newton, D. D. (1813-1887) was born in Liverpool, England in 1813, but came to America and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania. He then served as an Episcopal rector in Philadelphia for many years. In addition to thirty volumes of children’s sermons, he wrote Illustrated Rambles in Bible Lands, Five-Minute Talks for the Young, Heroes of the Early Church, Heroes of the Reformation, and numerous other works for youth.