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2. Four Horns, &c. 18—21. Hostile
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.
4. Latter times of the Gospel. xii.—xiv.
His entrance into Jerusalem. ix. 9. St. Matt. xxi. 4, 5.
for which he would be sold. xi. 12, 13. St.
Rev. i. 7.
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
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
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.
Rom. vii. 17.
Covenant, or Dispensation.
Jesus Christ. How do
divide the New Testament?
What books are historical?
The four Gospels and the Acts.
Good spell : good tidings.
Gospels about 33 years: Acts about 30.
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?
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.
1. The infancy of our blessed Lord. i. ïi.
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.
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?
one of the twelve.
For the Christians at Rome: between A.D. 60 and 63. Whose companion was he?
St. Peter's. 1 Pet. v. 13.
Conciseness and minuteness.
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.
Compare St. Matt. ix. 20—22, and St. Mark v. 25–34.
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?
James the son of Zebedee: the Great. Acts xii. 2.
Author of the Epistle of St. James.
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."