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2. Four Horns, &c. 18—21. Hostile

powers,

and

powers to conquer

them. 3. Measuring line. ï. 1, &c. Prosperity of Jerusalem. 4. Golden Candlestick. iv. 1, &c. Success in rebuilding

the temple. 5. A flying Roll. v. 1, &c. Divine judgments against

robbery and perjury. 6. A woman in an Epha. v. 7, &c. A second captivity

threatened, if the Jews continue in sin. 7. Four Chariots. vi. 1-8. The four great Monarchies. What is signified by the crowns? vi. 9—15. The re-establishment of the Jews: the priesthood and

kingdom of Christ. Mention the prophetical Discourses.

1. Moral Admonition and Encouragement. vii. viii.
2. Conquests of Alexander the Great. ix. 1–7: of the

Maccabees, 11–17.
3. Rejection of the Jews for rejecting Christ. xi.

4. Latter times of the Gospel. xii.—xiv.
Mention a few remarkable predictions concerning Christ.

His entrance into Jerusalem. ix. 9. St. Matt. xxi. 4, 5.
The
money

for which he would be sold. xi. 12, 13. St.
Matt. xxvi. 15. xxvii. 9, 10.
The piercing of his side. xii. 10. St. John xix. 37.

Rev. i. 7.
The preaching and triumph of the Gospel. xiv. 8, 9.

XII. MALACHI.

BETWEEN B.C. 436-397.

When did Malachi prophecy?

About the time of Nehemiah. What was his object?

To reprove the degenerate Jews. For what does he reprove them?

1. For contempt of religion. i. 7, 8.

2. For profligacy. ii. 11, &c. Mention a prophecy of John the Baptist. iii. 1.

“Behold, I will send my Messenger,” &c. Mention a prophecy of Christ. iii. 1. iv. 2.

“ The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come,” &c. What is our Lord called by this prophet? iv. 2.

“ The Sun of righteousness.” Why is He called the Sun?

Because He is the light and life of the world. Why is He called the Sun of righteousness?

Because He is righteous, and the Author of all righte

ousness.

Mention some passages on this point in the Old Testament.

Ps. xlv. 447. Is. xi. 3-5. Jer. xxxiii. 15. Dan. ix. 24. How is Christ spoken of as a Sanctifier? üi. 2.

“He shall sit as a purifier and refiner of silver.” Quote the description and blessedness of the good. iii. 16–18. “ Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to

another,” &c.

III. A PARTICULAR VIEW OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

What do we commonly mean by the word Testament?

A Will: a writing about the disposal of property.
What does the New Testament, thus viewed, show us?
The Christian's inheritance, as a child and heir of God.

Rom. vii. 17.
What other word do we use in describing this book?

Covenant, or Dispensation.
What does the book teach us, viewed as a covenant?
The terms on which God offers salvation to man through

Jesus Christ. How do

you

divide the New Testament?
Into History, Epistles or letters, and Prophecy.

What books are historical?

The four Gospels and the Acts.
What does the word Gospel mean?

Good spell : good tidings.
What time do the Gospels and Acts comprise?

Gospels about 33 years: Acts about 30.
Are the Gospels a complete and full history of Christ?
They only record His early life and His last

years. Are the Acts a full history of the Apostles? No: they are only a narrative of facts relating to the

spread of Christianity.

First Part: Historical Books.

I. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW.

Who was St. Matthew?
Levi: St. Mark ü. 14. A native of Galilee: one of the

twelve Apostles. What was his business?

A Publican: a gatherer of taxes under the Romans. Where and when did he write?

In Palestine: perhaps about A.D. 38, and 61.
Divide the book into four parts.

1. The infancy of our blessed Lord. i. ïi.
2. Events preparatory to his ministry. ii. iv. 1–11.
3. His ministry, especially in Galilee. iv. 12.-xxv.
4. His sufferings, crucifixion, resurrection, &c. xxvi.

xxviii.
What are the peculiarities of this book?

Its adaptation to the Jews.

Its minuteness in recording some of our Lord's discourses. What may we call the Sermon on the Mount?

A commentary on the Moral Law. Mention a most instructive chapter of parables.

The Thirteenth.

G

Mention a most solemn chapter.

Chap. xxv.: the proceedings of the last day.

II. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK.

Who is St. Mark supposed to have been?
Nephew to Barnabas. Acts xii. 12. Col. iv. 10. Not

one of the twelve.
For whom and when did he write?

For the Christians at Rome: between A.D. 60 and 63. Whose companion was he?

St. Peter's. 1 Pet. v. 13.
What are the peculiar features of his book?

Conciseness and minuteness.
Whom does he say that Christ was? chap. i. 1.

The Son of God. What does he say of Faith? xvi. 16. “ He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but

he that believeth not shall be damned." What do you infer from the latter part of this verse?

That unbelief is a great sin.
Give an instance of St. Mark's minuteness.

Compare St. Matt. ix. 20—22, and St. Mark v. 25–34.
With what does St. Matthew conclude his Gospel?
With Christ's Commission to His disciples : “Go ye

therefore," &c. With what does St. Mark conclude his Gospel? With Christ's Ascension, and the labours and success of

the Apostles. xvi. 19, 20.

III. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE.

Who was St. Luke?

Probably a Gentile convert: not one of the twelve. What is he called by St. Paul? Col. iv. 14.

“ The beloved Physician."

Whose companion was he?

St. Paul's. Acts xvi. 11. 2 Tim. iv. 11. When did he write?

About A.D. 63 or 64. What is peculiar in his book? He records many things omitted by St. Matthew and

St. Mark. Mention some of them. 1. Miracles. Raising the widow's son. vii. Healing the

deformed woman. xii. Cleansing the lepers. xvii. 2. Parables. The Humane Samaritan. X. The Rich Fool. xii. The Barren Figtree. xii.

The Prodigal Son. xv.

The Unjust Steward. xvi. The Rich Man and Lazarus. xvi. The importunate widow ;

the Pharisee and the Publican. xviii. 3. Some Discourses. Christ's preaching at Nazareth. iv.

His conversation with two disciples. xxiv. With a particular view to whom did he write?

To the Gentile converts; as St. Matthew to the Jewish.

IV. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN.

Who was St. John?
The son of Zebedee and Salome; brother of James (the

great).
Two apostles bore the name of James : distinguish them.

James the son of Zebedee: the Great. Acts xii. 2.
James the son of Alphæus: the Less: the Just: Acts

Author of the Epistle of St. James.
When did St. John write?

About A.D. 97. What was his object in writing? xx. 31. That we “might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the

Son of God."

xv. 13.

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