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1. As our Lord was leaving the temple did any of his disciples address him? A. Matt. xxiv. 2 to 4.-v. 1 to 3. 2. As he sat upon the Mount of Olives, what question was he asked? A. Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us when these things shall be, and what shall be the sign, when all these things shall be fulfilled. Matt. xxiv. 5 to 13 inclusive.-v. 3 to 8 inclusive.

3. What prophecy does he make respecting the treatment which his disciples would hereafter experience? A. Matt. x. 29 to 35 inclusive.-v. 9 to 13 inclusive.

4. When were they that were in Judea to flee to the mountains? A. Matt. xxiv. 26 to 45 inclusive.-v. 14 to 22 inclusive.

5. Why does our Lord foretel all these things to his disciples? A. That they might take heed, and be prepared for the various temptations and persecutions to which they would be afterwards exposed.-v. 23.

6. What does he say will happen after the tribulation in those days? A. Matt. xxiv. 51 to 62 inclusive (except 53, 54.)-v. 24 to 31 inclusive.

7. What is meant by but of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father? A. That the Father had retained to himself the knowledge of the precise time when these awful scenes would take place; no angel or man was acquainted with it, and it was one of those things of which the Son in his human capacity was ignorant, and was not permitted to reveal to mankind. The knowledge of our blessed Lord, as man, was not infinite. Luke ii. 52,-v. 32. 8. What advice does our Lord give his disciples? A. Matt. xxiv. 69, 70.-v. 33.

9. To whom does our Lord liken the Son of man? A. To a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.—v. 34.

10. What does he mean by this? A. That his disciples were placed in the same state of responsibility as to the

discharge of their duty, lest they may be called away when unprepared, as servants who had been intrusted by their master with the charge of their fellow servants, and were in momentary expectation of his return.

11. What does he tell his disciples to do? A. Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning, lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.— v. 35, 36.

12. What particular hours of the night are here meant ? A. Matt. xxiv. 71, 72.

13. Does our Lord mean to confine this injunction of watching to his own particular disciples, whom he then addressed? A. No; he says, what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch; we must ail be ever in a state of preparation for the coming of our Lord; we know not how soon we may be called away.-v. 37.


1. How many days after this was the feast of the over? A. Two.-v. 1.


2. Did any persons conspire against our blessed Lord? A. Matt. xxvi. 4 to 101 inclusive, 108, 110 to 113.v. 2 to 50 inclusive.

3. Did the men who came to take our Lord attempt to seize on any other person? A. Yes; there followed our Lord a certain young man having a linen cloth cast about his naked body, and the young men laid hold on him, and he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.—v. 51, 52.

4. Why is this circumstance recorded by St. Mark? A. To show the extreme danger of appearing to be connected with our Lord at this time, of which the young man seemed to be perfectly aware, and also to show how wonderfully the disciples were preserved from danger, being reserved for other purposes.

5. What did they do with our Blessed Lord? 4. Matt. xxvi. 114 to 121 inclusive, 158.-v. 53 to 57.

6. Why did they bring the charge concerning the destroying the temple against him? A. Because they knew that the people were particularly attached to their temple, and would most probably be greatly incensed at any thing being said which they imagined to be disrespectful to it.

7. Did these witnesses agree together? A. No; St. Matthew and St. Mark point out a most remarkable difference in what they said. The former states that the witnesses charged our Lord with saying, I am able to destroy this temple, &c. Matt. xxvi. v. 61, while St. Mark tells us that the witnesses accused him, saying, I will destroy, &c. These variations in their evidence were sufficient to show the falsehood and malicious perversion of their accusation.-v. 58, 59.

8. What did the high priest now say? A. Matt. xxvi. 122 to 151 inclusive.-v. 60 to 72 inclusive 1.


1. Ar what time was our Lord taken? A. Matt. xxvii. 1 to 6, 18 to 25.-v. 1 to 6.

2. What remarkable prisoner was at that time in custody? A. There was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.—v. 7.

3. What did the multitude say to Pilate? A. Crying aloud, they began to desire him to do as he had ever done

unto them.-v. 8.

4. What did Pilate answer?

unto you the King of the Jews?

35 to 38, 44 to 64.- -V. 9 to 24.

A. Will ye, that I release


Matt. xxvii. 28, 29, 32.

5. At what hour did they crucify him? A. At the third hour, or about nine o'clock in the morning.—v. 25.


1 v. 68. St. Matthew does not mention the first time the cock crew. v. 34. St. Matthew gives the words in the Hebrew exactly as they occur in the 22d Psalm, Matt. xxvii. 46. St. Mark gives them in the Syro-Chaldaic dialect, which was commonly used in the time of our Saviour.

6. What superscription was written over his head? A. Matt. xxvii. 67-69.-v. 26, 27.

7. What scripture or prophecy was fulfilled by his being crucified between the two thieves? A. That of Isaiah, (liii. 12) which saith, "And he was numbered with the transgressors.”—v. 28.

8. Was our blessed Lord mocked and insulted whilst hanging upon the cross? A. Matt. xxvii. 70 to 93 in

clusive, 115.-v. 29 to 41.

9. By whom was he buried? A. Matt. xxvii. 94 to 97. -v. 42, 43.

10. What is meant by his waiting for the kingdom of God? A. His looking forward to the coming of the Messiah: he was one of our Lord's disciples. Matt. xxvii.


11. Did Pilate comply immediately with his request? A. He marvelled if he were already dead, and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead? and when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.-v. 44, 45.

12. Why did Pilate, who before had seemed so anxious about the release of our Lord, now seem so apprehensive lest he might be taken down before he was quite dead? A. He was fearful if he had appeared at all disposed to rescue him from death, after the charges which had been brought against him, that a complaint would have been lodged with Tiberius Cæsar the Roman emperor, who was of a remarkably jealous and suspicious character. His extreme caution however, through Divine Providence, was attended with the best effects, as it established the fact of our Lord being really dead, and thus made his resurrection appear more manifestly the effect of divine agency.

13. What did Joseph do with the body? A. Matt. xxvii. 98, 99.—v. 46.

14. Did any person see where he was laid? A. Matt. xxvii. 100.-v. 47.


1. When the Sabbath was past, who came to the sepulchre? A. Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Salome.-v. 1.

2. At what time did they come? A. Very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

3. What was the first day of the week? A. Matt. xxviii. 2.

4. For what purpose did they come? A. They had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint the body of Jesus.

5. What did they say among themselves? A. Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre ? they were anxious about it, for it was very great.—v. 3.

6. Did they find the stone in the situation they expected? A. No, when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away.- -V. 4.

7. When they entered into the sepulchre what did 'they behold? A. They saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they were affrighted. v. 6.

8. What did the angel say to them? A. Be not affrighted; ye seek Jesus of Nazareth which was crucified; he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.-v. 6.

9. What did he command the women to do? A. Go your way, tell his disciples and Peter', that he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. Matt. xxvi. 32. Mark xiv. 28.—v. 7.

10. What did the women do? A. They went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre, for they trembled and were amazed-v. 8.

11. What is meant by their not telling any man? A. They made such haste to bring the disciples word, they

1 It is supposed that Peter is here particularly mentioned to give him consolation, and to show that he had not forfeited his title of being one of our Lord's disciples; he might else have been afraid to come.

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