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Why was he preferred before him?
16. What is said of Christ in this verse ?
Who are meant by “we” in this verse ?
Are these the words of John the Evangelist or John

the Baptist?
What is meant by “his fulness?
How may it be obtained ?
17. By whom was the law given?
What is here meant by the “ law”?
Who was Moses?
Who gave the law to Moses?
What did Christ bring ?
How did he bring grace and truth?
What is the difference in this respect between the

law and the gospel ? Has any one ever perfectly kept God's law? What would have become of sinners, if Jesus

Christ had not brought this grace ? 18. What is said in this verse? Did Moses never see God ? What has Christ done? What is meant by the expression that Christ is “in

the bosom of the Father"? How has he declared the Father? Should we know any thing clearly of God's will

without the gospel ? How may we know what Christ has declared ? 19. What did the Jews do?

whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

19 | And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thout

Who were the Levites?
Who were the priests ?
20. What did John say to them ?
Why were the Jews anxious to know who John was!
Did they expect Christ at that time?
21. What did they ask John ?
What answers did he give?
Who is meant by Elias"
Did the Jews expect that Elijah himself would

come ?
Why did they expect him?
22. What did they then ask him?
Who had sent them?
23. What did John

say

he was? Whose words did John quote ? 24. Of what sect were those that were sent? What were the peculiar views and habits of the

Pharisees? 25. What did they ask him? 26. What did John answer? Whom did he mean ? Was Jesus actually present at the time John said

this? In what sense then is it to be taken?

20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then ? Art thou Elias ? And he saith, I am not.

Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou ? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, If thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet!

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water : but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27. What more did he say of Christ ? What did John mean by this expression ? In what respects was John so inferior to Christ? 28. Where were these things done? Which side of Jordan is meant by beyond Jordan? What was John doing there? 29. What took place the next day? What did John say? Why is Jesus called the Lamb of God? Did Christ come to take away the sins of the Gen

tiles as well as of the Jews ? May any one look for pardon in any other way? If we would have our sins taken away by Christ,

what must we do? 30. Whom did he say Jesus was? 31. What further is said in this verse ? Had John never seen Jesus before ? What is it to make manifest" ? Who are here meant by “ Israel? How did John's baptizing manifest Christ to Israel ? Did John wish, by his baptism and ministry, to

exalt himself, or Christ? 32. What was John's record ? What is the meaning of “record? When and where did this take place ?

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not : but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from benven uke a dove, and it abode upon him.

33. How did John know Jesus? 34. What does John say in this verse ? What did he see? What did it prove? How ought we to receive this record ? Does faith in Christ mean any thing more than

believing that he is the Messiah ? Why do those who reject Christ deserve greater

punishment than those who sinned under the law of Moses?

LESSON III.

Calling of the Disciples.

John i. 35–51. 35. What took place the next day? What are « disciples"? Who was one of these? 36. On whom did he look ? What did he say? Why is he called “the Lamb of God" ? Why should sinners behold the Lamb of God? 37. Who heard John speak? What did they do? Why did they follow him ?

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descenda ing, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. 35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God !

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

38. What did Jesus say to them? What did they answer? What is the meaning of Rabbi"? Who were called Rabbis among the Jews ? 39. What did he say to them? What did they then do? How long did they abide with him ? What hour was it? How did the Jews divide their time? What time in our day was their tenth hour? 40. Who was one of these followers? 41. What did Andrew do immediately? What did he say to his brother? What is the meaning of the names “ Christ” and

Messias? Why was Jesus called the Anointed? 42. Was Andrew satisfied with merely tell

ing this to his brother? What did Jesus say to Simon ? What new name did he give him ? How do you explain this ? What is the English of Cephas or Peter? By which name is he most commonly called ?

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou ?

39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, Wo have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

42 And he brought him to Jesus, And when Jesus beheld him, he sald, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

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