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To whom does it apply?
And who was this Word ?
Did the Word exist before the world was made ? In what condition and where did he exist? -Ch.
17:5. 3 Who made all things?-Col. 1:16. Rom. 11 : 36. Do
you think that the phrase all things, means any more than the things in this world? What can men make ? Can one man create any thing ? Can many men create any thing ? Will you repeat some passages which speak of the CREATOR of the world ? Ps. 96 : 5. Jer.
10:11 — 16. Heb. 3: 4. 4 What was in him ? Does this mean more than to say he was alive?
Chap. 11; 43, 44. Can you repeat some passages to prove, that
something beside his power to give life to dead
bodies is meant ? - Heb. 5: 9. Col. 3 : 34. Was he a teacher of important truth, as well as
the AUTHOR of life ? - Col. 2 : 3. Were the people to whom Christ came ignorant ?
Matt. 4 : 16.
2 Tim. 1:10. 5 WHERE did the light shine ?
What kind of darkness is here meant ?
· Repeat 2 Cor. 4: 6. Was it by his instructions that Christ became a
LIGHT? Did their ignorance and sin incline them to re
ceive the Savior's instructions ? Do you like to see the truth so clearly as to FEEL
that you are very guilty before God ? 6 What man was sent from God ?
What John was this? Matt. 3:1.
What do you recollect about this man’s preach
How did John bear witness of the Savior ?
ior's coming into the world ?
Who did he mean by the phrase that light? 9 If the Savior was the true teacher, and the gos
pel the instruction here meant, have all men
been enlightened by it? What is said of the future extent of his king
dom ? - Dan. 2 : 44. Will all nations, then, know the Lord?-Is. 11: 9. 10 WHERE was he?
Did men of that time receive him ?
What is it said he made ? 11 What people are called his own ?
For what reason ?
Did they readily receive him ? 12 What did he give to those who did receive him ?
Is this a great privilege ? — 1 Jn. 3 : 2.
? 13 Whose children did the Jews call themselves ?
Chap 8: 89.
merely because they were descended from
your parents ? Of whose will were those born, who are really
the 'sons of God ? What influence does the hope that one is a
child of God have on his life ? - 1 Jn. 3 : 3. Have you such a hope as leads you to avoid sin ?
About Christ; and what John said of himself, to
the Messengers of the Priests.
Ch. i. 14 — 28.
14 | And the Word was made fiesh,, not. Art thou that prophet? And he
them that sent us. What sayest thou
24 And they which were sent were of 17 For the law was given by Moses, but the Pharisees. grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 25 And they asked him, and said unto 18 No man bath seen God at any time; him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou the only begotten Son, which is in the be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither bosom of the Father, he hath declared that prophet? him.
26 John answered them, saying, I bap19 || And this is the record of John, tize with water : but there standeih when the Jews sent priests and Levites one among you, whom ye know not: from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art 27 He it is, who, coming after me, is thou?
preferred before me, whose sboe's lat. 20 And he confessed, and denied not ; chet I am not worthy to unloose. but confessed, I am not the Christ. 28 These things were done in Beth
21 And they asked him, What then? abara, beyond Jordan, where John was Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am baptizing.
To whom did we conclude the term Word was
applied, in the last lesson ? Where did you tell me he was, before the world
was made ?
Among whom did the Word dwell, as a man ?
14. Matt. 8: 26.
be very kind and benevolent ?
15 What did John declare ? Do you know that John ever healed the sick, or
raised the dead, or cast out any devils ? Can
you think of some things in which Christ was superior to John ? Is this what he meant by being preferred before
him ? Where was Christ before John was born ?-v.1. 16 Of what was Jesus full ?
Of what do all his followers receive ?
those who love him ? - Rev. 7:16, 17. Do you receive blessings from God because you
deserve them ? Yet, do you not receive favor upon favor con
tinually ? · 17 By whom was the law given ?
Do you recollect any of the circumstances at
tending the receiving of the law, or the ten commandments, from God ? Was it a favor for men to be informed of the
will of God by the law ? Then was it not a much greater favor to know,
that Jesus Christ should come from heaven
to die for the guilty ? Have you kept all the precepts of the law ? What is said of those who fail to keep it per
fectly ? - Jas. 2 : 10.
Now can you tell what this verse means ? 18 Did any man ever see God ? Can you not tell much more about children
that you have seen, than about such as you
never saw ? You have told me, that Jesus Christ was with
God ; did this prepare him to speak about God, and to teach us his will better than any
man could ? What do you think is meant by his being in the
bosom of the Father ? Ought you not, then, carefully to regard his
declarations about God and heaven ? 19 Whom did the Jews send to question John the
Baptist ? What did they ask him ? 20 Who did he confess he was not? Did many people go out to hear John preach?
Matt. 3 : 5.
Whom did they mean by Elias ? - Mal. 4: 5.
prophet would appear before Christ came ? 22 What inquiry did they then make ?
Can you tell what was the name of the council
which sent these priests to John ? Will you give some account of this council ?
(See Malcom's B. D., article Sanhedrim.) 23 What was John's reply ?
What does this mean? — Isa. 40 : 3.
for the blessings of pardon and peace ? 24 Of what sect of the Jews were those who came
to John ? What do you know of these men ? — Matt. 28 :
27, 28. Do you think such men were prepared to re
ceive the preaching of John ? Can you repeat a passage where John speaks
very plainly to them of their wickedness, when they came to hear him preach ? — Matt.
3:7. 25 What question did they then ask him ?