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Repeat the head of this section.
What was formerly said of our conduct towards our neighbour and our enemy?
But what rule does Christ give us?
What are you to do to those who curse you?
What to those that hate you?
What to those that despitefully use you, and persecute you?
What argument does Christ use to persuade you to this conduct?
Who is your heavenly Father?
What instance does our Saviour give of God's kindness to his enemies?
What persons is it not enough for us to love?
What shall we not have for doing so?
Who are said by our Saviour to do the same?
VER. 43-47. To love our enemies. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate
thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you: That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye; do not even the publicans the same? And it' ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
about it, that people may see it.
Who is meant by an hypocrite?
A. One who pretends to be religious without being really so.
What is meant by synagogue?
A. A place of worship among the Jews.
What is the object of such hypocrites?
What have they?
A. The praise of men, but not the praise of God.
What rule does our Saviour give us for doing alms? What are we to understand by this?
A. That they should be as private as the circumstances of the case will allow, and that we should not value ourselves upon them.
If our alms are done in secret, who will reward us? Who sees in secret? How will he reward us? When?
A. At the day of judg
What is the head of this section?
Who are the persons whom you must not be like when you pray?
How do they love to
What is their object?
Where does Christ direct you to go when you pray? ? To whom must you pray? Where is your heavenly Father?
Where does he see? What will he do to those who pray to him in secret?
What direction does Christ give you concerning your prayers?
Who use vain repetitions? Who were the heathen? A. All who were not Jews. Why do they use them? What reason does our Saviour give for not using vain repetitions?
What has Christ here taught his disciples to do? Repeat his prayer.
What do you pray respecting God's name?
What is the meaning of being "hallowed ?"
A. Used in a holy and
What do you pray respecting his kingdom?
What is meant by the petition that God's kingdom may come ?
A. That the Gospel of Christ may be believed and practised upon earth, and that God would be pleased
when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy
to hasten his heavenly king- kingdom come. dom.
What do you pray respecting God's will? What do you mean by that?
A. That it may be done by men on earth as readily and fully as it is by angels in heaven.
What do we pray God to give us?
What is meant by "daily bread ?"
A. All such things as are necessary for us.
What do we pray that he will forgive?
What do you mean by "debts or trespasses?" A. Sins-offences.
When do we trespass against God?
A. When we break his laws.
When do we trespass against our neighbour?
A. When we in any way injure or ill-treat him.
What do we pray God not to lead us into?
What do you mean by "lead us not?"
A. Suffer us not to be led. What do you mean by "temptation ?"
A. A hard trial or enticement to sin.
From what do we pray God to deliver us?
What do we acknowledge
to belong to God?
Thy will as it is in
be done in earth,