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To whom did Christ speak this parable?
To what place did the two persons go of whom it speaks?
What temple was this? A. The temple of God at Jerusalem.
For what purpose did they go thither?
Who were they?
Who were the Pharisees? A. A proud sect of the Jews, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others.
Who were the Publicans?
ed by the Romans.
In what manner did the ?
What did he show by thus boasting of what he had done?
A. That he trusted in himself that he was righteous.
What did he show by his remarks on the vices of other men ?
A. That he despised others.
Where did the Publican stand?
To what place would he not lift up his eyes?
What did he say as he his breast?
What did this show?
A. That he was a sincere
and humble penitent.
of the humble penitent, but not those of the proud and presumptuous.
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, "God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are; extortioners, unjust, adulterers; or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess."
And the Publican standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven! but smote upon his breast, saying, "God be merciful to me a sinner."
What happened to him rather than the other? What do you mean by "justified?"
A. Pardoned and accepted. Why was the Publican justified in the sight of God, rather than the Pharisee?
A. Because the Publican was humble and penitent, and the Pharisee proud, and took too much upon himself.
What will happen to every one that exalteth himself? What do you mean by "abased?"
A. Brought low.
What will happen to him that humbleth himself? What do you mean by
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
Why then did God give his only-begotten Son?
Who is not condemned? Who is condemned? Why is, he condemned? What is the condemnation, that is, the cause of condemnation?
Which did men love, darkness or light? Why did men love darkness rather than light?
What is meant by "light?"
A. The revelation of God's will and truth in the Gospel. What is meant by "darkness ?"
A. That state of man, not enlightened by divine revelation.
What does every one that doeth evil, hate?
What does he not come to?
But who doth come to the
demn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
What hour did Christ tell the woman was coming? How will true worshippers worship the Father?
Who is meant by the Father?
Whom does the Father seek to worship him? What is God?
How must he be worshipped?
Who did the woman say she knew was coming? What is Christ also called?
What is the meaning of the words Christ and Messias ?
A. They both mean anointed.
When Christ was come, what did the woman say he would do?
What did Jesus say to
Who then was the person expected as Christ, or Messias?
The hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. The hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, "I know that the Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things." Jesus saith unto her, "I that speak unto thee, am he."
Unto whom has he committed all judgment? For what purpose? How are men to honour the Son ?
If any man does not honour the Son, what does he not do to the Father?
Who sent the Son?
Who is said to have everlasting life?
Into what will such a person not come ?
From what is he passed? What hour did our Saviour say was coming?
Whose voice did he say that the dead should hear? Who are here meant by the dead?
A. Those who were dead in trespasses and sins.
What did he say should become of those that should hear?
What discourse is contained in the fourth chapter? Where is it written? What is the subject of it? What is a synagogue? A. A Jewish place of wor ship.
What is here meant by never hungering or thirst ing?
A. Shall never want the
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son, that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation: but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.