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OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR'S SERMON ON THE
CHAPTER V. Whose sermon is this? Who is our blessed Savi
ST. MATTHEW V.
VER. 1-12. Christ beginneth his sermor
upon the Mount, declaring who are blessed.
Why is he called our Saviour ?
A. Because he saveth us from our sins.
What is the meaning of the word " Jesus?"
Where is this written ?
Whither did Jesus go, on seeing the multitudes?
Who came to him when he was set down?
What is the meaning of the word “ disciple ?"
A. One who receives instruction from another?
How does Christ begin his sermon ?
On whom does Christ first pronounce a blessing?
What do you mean by 66 blessed ?”
Who are the spirit?
A. The humble.
What is meant by “ the kingdom of heaven?"
A. The being members of God's true Church here, and heirs of eternal happiness hereafter.
Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him : and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are
What kind of mourners they that mourn, for they does our Saviour declare to shall be comforted. Blessed be blessed?
are the meek, for they shall A. Those who mourn for inherit the earth. Blessed their sins.
are they which do hunger How shall the meek be and thirst after righteousblessed?
ness, for they shall be filled. Who are the meek?
Blessed are the merciful, A. Those who have a for they shall obtain mercy. mild and gentle temper.
Blessed are the pure in What do you mean by heart: for they shall see 66
their inheriting the God. Blessed are the peace. earth ?”
makers; for they shall be A. Being in quiet posses
called the children of God. sion of their rights in this world.
What do you mean by hungering and thirsting after righteousness?
A. Earnestly desiring it above all things.
With what shall they be filled ?
A. With the assistance and grace of God here, and his blessed rewards hereafter.
From whom will the merciful obtain mercy ?
A. From God.
What will be the reward of the pure in heart? What will the
peacemakers be called ?
What will be their re- Blessed are they which are ward who are persecuted for
persecuted for righteousrighteousness' sake ?"
ness' sake :" for theirs is the What do you mean by "righteousness' sake ?"
A. The sake of Christ's true religion.
What does Christ tell his kingdom of heaven. Blessed disciples they should do, if are ye, when men shall revile persecuted and reviled for you, and persecute you, and his sake?
shall say all manner of evil What is meant by against you falsely for my
sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the prophets which
were before you.
A. Speaking reproachful words to any one.
Why does he tell them to rejoice ?
What was done to the prophets ?
Who were the prophets ?
A. Holy men among the Jews, inspired by God to foretel things to come.
VER. 12-16. Repeat the head of this section.
What is meant by the word “ similitude ?"
What does Christ call his disciples ?
From what does salt keep meat ?
A. Growing bad.
What were Jesus Christ's disciples to keep the world from?
A. Growing wicked.
If salt loses its savour, what is it good for?
What does Christ mean to teach by this?
A. That if the doctrine of his disciples become bad or corrupt, it will be good for nothing.
What does Christ call his disciples in the next place?
Why does he call them so?
VER, 12-16. Christ calleth his disciples
the salt of the earth, the light of the world, and by the similitudes of a city on a hill, and of a candle, hé urgeth upon them the necessity of setting a good example.
Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted ? It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot
on a hill ?
A. Because they were to
Yé are the light enlighten and instruct man- of the world. A city that kind.
is set on a hill cannot be What is said of a city set hid. Neither do men light
a candle, and put it under Where do men place a a bushel, but on a candlecandle ?
stick: and it giveth light Why?
unto all that are in the What should we then let house. Let your light so our light do?
shine before men, that they Why?
may see your good works, What is the meaning of and glorify your Father letting our light só shine which is in heaven. before men ?
A. Setting a good example.
What does Christ then urge on the disciples from the above comparisons ?
A. The necessity of their setting a good example.
Who would then be "glorified ?"
What do you mean by
Christ came not to destroy next section.
but to fulfil the law. What did not Christ come Think not that I am come to do to the law, and the to destroy the law or the prophets ?
prophets: I am not come to What did he come to do? destroy, but to fulfil. For
What is meant by verily I say unto you, till jot, or one titile?”
heaven and earth pass, one A. The least part.
jot or one tittle shall in no What did he say should wise pass from the law, till be fulfilled ?
By what were the Jews taught, before Christ came ?
Å, The law and the prophets.
What law ?
A. The law delivered by God to Moses.
What prophets ?
A. The writings of the old prophets.
What do the law and the prophets compose ?
A. Great parts of the Old Testament.
What shall be done to him, who breaks one of the least commandments, or all be fulfilled. Whosoever teaches men so?
therefore shall break one of What do you mean by these least commandments, that?
and shall teach men so, he A. He shall not enter shall be called the least in therein at all.
the kingdom of heaven : But What is said of him who whosoever shall do and teach does them, and teaches them, the same shall be others to do them?
called great in the kingdom What must our righteous- of heaven. For I ness exceed ?
you, That except your righWhat is here meant by teousness shall exceed the exceeding ?”
righteousness of the Scribes A. Being more sincere. and Pharisees, ye shall in no What was the chief fault
case enter into the kingdom in the righteousness of the of heaven. Scribes and Pharisees?
A. They attended principally to outward forms and ceremonies.
How must our righteousness exceed theirs ?
A. By attending to duties as well as forms and ceremonies ; to inward purity, as well as outward conduct.
What will happen to us, ifour righteousness does not exceed theirs ?
Who were the Scribes?