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What will be measured to measure ye mete, it shall be
measured to you again. And What do you mean by why beholdest thou the 6 mete ?"
mote that is in thy brother's A. Measure.
eye, but considerest not the Repeat what our Saviour beam that is in thine own says about the mote and the
eye? Or how wilt thou
to thy brother, Let me pull What does Christ tell
you out, the mote out of thine to do first?
eye, and behold a beam is in What will be the effect of thine own eye? Thou hythis ?
pocrite, first cast out the What is meant by a mote beam out of thine own eye; in your brother's eye ? and then shalt thou see
A. A small defect or fault clearly to cast out the mote in another person.
out of thy brother's eye. What is meant by a beam in your own eye?
A. A great defect or fault in myself.
What are you here taught to do?
A. To correct my own faults, before I blame or attempt to amend the faults of other people.
VER. 6. section ?
Christ forbiddeth the prostiTo whom must you not
tution of holy things.
Give not that which is give that which is holy ? Before whom must you
holy unto the dogs, neither not cast your pearls ?
cast ye your pearls before Why?
swine, lest they trample them What is meant by“ dogs
under their feet, and turn
again and rend you. and swine ?"
A. Profane and malicious persons.
What advice does Christ here mean to give us ?
A. That we should not
throw away good instruction upon
those who will not listen to it. VER. 7-12.
VER 7—12. What does Christ recom
Christ recommendeth mend in this section?
prayer. What does Christ promise
Ask, and it shall he given you if you ask?
you ; seek, and ye shall find ; What does he promise if knock, and it shall be open
ed unto you:
every What does he promise if
one that asketh receiveth; knock ?
and he that seeketh findeth; you What do all these expres
and to him that knocketh it sions mean?
shall be opened. Or what A. That if we pray with
man is there of you, whom faith and constancy, we shall if his son ask bread, will he obtain whatever desire give him a stone? Or if he far as is needful and good ask a fish, will he give him
a serpent ? If ye then, beHow does Christ point ing evil
, know how to give out the kindness of men to good gifts unto your children their children?
how much more shall your What do men give to
Father which is in heaven their children ?
give good things to them To whom will our hea
that ask him? Therefore venly Father give good
all things whatsoever ye things?
would that men should do But how must we ask fa- to you, do ye even so to vours of God ?
them ; for this is the law A. In faith and humility
nd the prophets. What must you do to
Our Saviour says that this rule, to do to others, as you would have them do to you, is the law and the prophets.
What is meant by this?
A. It contains every thing which the law commanded, and the prophets taught respecting our duty to our neighbour.
VER. 13, 14.
VER. 13, 14. What is the head of this Christ exhorteth to enter in section ?
at the strait gate. Where are you to enter ? Enter ye in at the strait
What is the meaning of gate; for wide is the gate, • strait ?”
and broad is the way, that A. Close or narrow. leadeth to destruction, and
What is the gate that many there be which go in leadeth to destruction said thereat, because strait is the to be?
gate, and narrow is the way What is the way that which leadeth unto life, and leadeth to destruction ? few there be that find it.
Whither do many go?
What kind of way is that
To beware of false prophets, section.
who may be known by their Of whom are you to be
Beware of false prophets, Who are meant by “ false
which come to you in sheep's prophets ?"
clothing, but inwardly they A. False teachers. are ravening wolves. Ye How do they come to
shall know them by their fruits. Do
gather What are they inwardly? grapes of thorns, or figs of What is meant by
thistles? Even so every good "sheep's clothing?"
tree bringeth forth good A. An appearance of in
fruit : but a corrupt tree nocence and piety.
bringeth forth evil fruit. What is meant by vening wolves ?"
A. Wicked and mischievous persons. How shall
How does our Saviour show this?
What does a good tree produce ?
What does a corrupt tree bring forth?
What can a good tree not A good tree cannot bring bring forth?
forth evil fruit, neither can What can a corrupt tree
a corrupt tree bring forth not bring forth ?
good fruit. Every tree that What does a good tree bringeth not forth good fruit represent?
is hewn down, and cast into A. A good man.
the fire. Wherefore by their What does a corrupt tree
fruits ye shall know them. represent?
A. A wicked man.
What does the good or evil fruit represent?
A. Bad or good works.
What is done to every tree that does not bring forth good fruit ?
What will be done to every man whose actions are not good ?
A. He will be cut down or destroyed.
How then will you know either a good tree or a good man ? VER. 21-23.
ver. 21-23. Repeat the head of this
Not to be Christ's disciples section.
in professsion only, but in Who is it that shall not practice. enter into the kingdom of
Nor every one that saith heaven ?
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall What is meant by saying,
enter into the kingdom of Lord, Lord ?”
heaven ; but he that doeth A. Merely professing to
the will of
Father which be a disciple of Christ, with
is in heaven. out keeping his commandments, What more must you
do in order to enter into the kingdom of heaven?
What will many say to Christ in that day?
What does that 66
Many will say to me in mean?
that day, Lord, Lord, have A. The day of judgment. we not prophesied in thy
What will he profess to name ; and in thy name them?
have cast out devils; and in What is the meaning of thy name done many won“ I never knew you ?"
derful works? And then A. I never acknowledged will I profess unto them I or approved of you.
never knew you; depart from Whom will he command me ye that work iniquity. to depart from him?
What is the meaning of
Christ compareth doers of section ?
the word to houses built To whom does iour Savia
on a rock, those that are our compare the man who
hearers only to houses hears his sayings, and does built on the sand. them?
Therefore whosoever hearWas this man wise or eth these sayings of mine, foolish ?
and doeth them, I will liken What is said to have come him unto a wise man, which against the house?
built his house upon a rock: What became of the house? And the rain descended, and Why did it not?
the floods came, and the To whom is the man winds blew, and beat upon likened, who hears the say- that house; and it fell not: ings of Christ and does for it was founded upon a them not?
rock. And every one that Was this man wise or heareth these sayings of foolish ?
mine, and doeth them not, What became of this lat- shall be likened unto a ter house?
foolish man, which built his Why?
house upon the sand. A. Because it was built on sand.
What did our Saviour mean to represent by storms and floods?