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conduct of the Samaritan when he saw him?

What did he pour into his wounds?

What else did he do for him?

What further act of kindness did he show him on the morrow?

What is meant by twopence?

A. Two Roman coins, each of about the value of seven pence half-penny of our money, or about the price of a day's labour at that time.

Who was the host? A. The master of the inn.

What did he say to the host?

What made it a particular act of charity in the Samaritan to act thus ?

A. Because he was a stranger to the nation, and an enemy to the religion of the Jews.

What should this teach

us ?

A. That we should show compassion to the needy, whatever be their country or religion.

What was the question Jesus now asked the lawyer? Who was the lawyer? A. A person whose business it was to teach the people the law of God, as delivered by Moses in the Old Testament.

he was, and when he saw him he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out twopence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, "Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee."

"Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?" And the lawyer said, "He that showed mercy on him." Then said Jesus unto him, "Go, and do thou likewise."

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The end of him that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.

The ground of a certain plentifully. And he thought rich man brought forth within himself, saying, what shall I do; because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruit and my goods. And I will say to my soulgoods laid Soul, thou hast much for up many years; take thine ease: eat, drink, and be merry." But God said unto him, 86 Thou fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those

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What parable does the 5th chapter contain? Where is it written? What lesson do you learn from it?

What kind of tree was it that a certain man had planted in his vineyard? What did he expect to find on it?

What did he find?

What did he, therefore, say to the dresser of his vineyard?

What did he should say be done with the unprofit

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Whom does the barren fig-tree represent?

A. Unprofitable sinners. Who is meant by the owner of the fig-tree? A. God Almighty. Who may we suppose is meant by the dresser of the vineyard?

A. Jesus Christ.

What answer did the dresser of the vineyard make?

To whom did this parable in the first instance apply?

things be which thou hast provided?"-So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.

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CHAPTER V.

BARREN FIG-TREE.
Luke xiii. 6.

If God permits sinners to live, it is that they may have time to repent.

A certain man had a figtree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, "Behold! these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground?" And he,

A. To the wicked Jews, who did not repent.

And what should we all learn from it?

A. Not to be unprofitable sinners, or put off our repentance till it be too late.

CHAPTER VI.

What parable does the 6th chapter contain?

Where is it written? What do you mean by "prodigal ?"

A. Wasteful. What lesson do you learn from it?

A certain man had two sons, what did the younger say to his father?

What did the father do? What did the younger son do not many days after? Where did he take his journey?

What did he do with his substance?

What is meant by substance?

A. What his father gave him to live upon.

When he had spent all, what arose in that land? What happened to him then?

What therefore did he do? Where did the citizen of that country send him? What gladly eaten? Did

would he have

any man give to him? What is meant by his

coming to himself?

answering, said unto him, "Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it and if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down."

CHAPTER VI.

THE PRODIGAL SON.
Luke xv. 11.

GOD is always ready to forgive sinners, who sincerely repent, and apply to him for pardon through JESUS CHRIST.

A certain man had two sons and the younger of them said to his father,

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Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me." And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, who sent him into the fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, "How

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What did the father immediately order his servants to do?

What marks of kindness and regard did he determine to show him?

How was his son "dead?" A. He had been long absent, and was never expected to return; or, he was dead in sin.

What did they do on this joyful occasion?

Where was the eldest son all this while ?

What did he hear as he drew nigh to the house?

Whom did he call to inquire what it meant ?

What did the servant tell him?

What were his feelings on receiving this news?

What would he not do?
What ought he to have

many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired

servants.

And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son."

But the father said to his servants, "Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost and is found." And they began to be merry.

Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, " Thy bro

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