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THE SIXTH TEN

PSALM 32., 5.

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.




I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid:
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. - R.V.

I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah - N.K.J.V.

I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,"
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 1.

I. - Sin Acknowledged.
  1. Who spake these words?
    David.
  2. What led him to speak them?
    The thought of the blessedness of sin forgiven.
  3. What induced him to acknowledge sin?
    The hand of God heavy upon him.
  4. What is meant by "Thy hand was heavy upon me"?
    God was awakening his conscience to the horror of sin.
  5. What name do we give to this experience?
    Conviction of sin.
  6. Who is it that convicts of sin?
    God the Holy Spirit.
  7. What does conviction of sin lead us to desire?
    The removal of our sin from the sight of God (Note three words. Transgressions " lifted," Sin " covered," Iniquity " not imputed").
  8. What are the three names given to departure from God in the text?
    Sin, Transgression, Iniquity.
  9. What is meant by "sin"?
    Any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God.
  10. What is its special meaning here in relation to the other words used?
    It means failure or missing the mark.
  11. What is meant by " Transgression"?
    Crossing over the line; violating God's law.
  12. What is its special meaning in relation to the other words?
    It means a breaking away from or rebellion against God's law and emphasises the voluntary nature of the act.
  13. What is meant by "Iniquity"?
    Lack of righteousness, inner wrongness.
  14. What is its special meaning here in relation to the other words?
    It means perversion or distortion, internal error; and presents sin guilt, i.e., that which deserves punishment.
  15. What did David do concerning his transgression?
    He acknowledged it.
  16. What did he do when he realised his iniquity?
    He refused to hide it.
  17. What is meant by acknowledging sin?
    Recognising that there has been failure and evil in our lives.
  18. What is meant by " mine iniquity have I not hid "?
    There was no attempt to deny or excuse sin so as to escape its guilt.
  19. In what ways may iniquity be hidden?
    By cherishing sin,
    Job 20., 12. By concealing wrong, Joshua 7., 19-21.
    By deceit, 2 Kings 5., 25. By excuses, Job 31., 33.
II. - Sin Confessed.
  1. What did David say?
    " I will confess," etc.
  2. What is meant by confessing transgressions?
    Acknowledging that by our own act we broke away from God.
  3. Why does David mention confessing transgressions?
    Because sin reveals its presence by deliberate acts of rebellion.
  4. To Whom did David confess?
    To the Lord. Jehovah.
  5. Why is there need to confess to Jehovah?
    Bccause sin is a breaking of Jehovah's Covenant.
  6. What lesson do these words convey?
    That sin must be confessed to the Lord.
  7. When should sin be confessed?
    The moment God's Holy Spirit shows it to us and leads us to acknowledge it.
III. - Sin Forgiven.
  1. What followed confession?
    God forgave the iniquity.
  2. What is meant by forgiving iniquity?
    . Removing the guilt of sin so that we are not exposed to punishment
  3. How is the guilt of sin removed?
    By the sacrifice of the death of Christ.
  4. What has confession to do with forgiveness?
    Although it does not move God to pardon (His own grace does that) nor yet merits forgiveness (only the death of Christ does that) yet when God reveals our sin to us and His mercy in forgiving, true repentance compels confession; and such only as repent and confess enjoy His pardoning love.
IV. - Error Condemned.
  1. What does the Church of Rome teach concerning confession to God only?
    That unless it is accompanied by perfect contrition it is unavailing.
  2. What does she teach concerning confessiion to a priest?
    That in this case imperfect contrition, or attrition, suffices.
  3. What is attrition?
    Fear arising from the turpitude or wickedness of sin occasioned hy a dread of God's wrath accompanied by inchoate, or unformed love, towards God.
  4. At what period was the system of forgiveness by attrition and confession to a priest instituted according to the Roman Church?
    After the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. How did the fathers of the Old Testament obtain forgiveness?
    By direct confession to God.
  6. What objection is there to suggesting the introduction of a different method of forgiveness for those in the New Testament times than to those in Old Testament times?
    That there is no hint of it in the New Testament.
  7. How would you show it is contrary to New Testament teaching?
    The apostle Paul quotes this Psalm as describing the blessedness of forgiveness in Christ. (
    Romans 4., 6, et seq.)
  8. What injury is done to the Lord by Rome's theory?
    It represents Him as requiring different conditions of forgiveness: one with, the other without, a priest.
  9. What does the text teach us?
    That confession should be made to God direct.
  10. What comfort does it give us in confessing to God?
    The moment David's confession was made forgiveness was realised.


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ACTS 13., 38, 39

Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man
is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things,
from which ye could not bo justified by the law of Moses.




Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this man
is proclaimed unto you remission of sins: and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things,
from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. - R.V.

Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man
is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things
from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. - N.K.J.V.

Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man
forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything
from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 2.

I. - What We Need to Know.
  1. Who spake these words?
    Apostle Paul.
  2. Where did he speak them?
    In the synagogue of Antioch of Pisidia.
  3. Where is Antioch of Pisidia?
    In Asia Minor.
  4. Why does he say " Be it known unto you therefore" ?
    Because his statement is a conclusion from what went before.
  5. What was Paul talking about immediately before?
    The Resurrection of our Lord.
  6. What does he say of the Resurrection?
    It is a proof that God had fulfilled His promise made unto the fathers,
    Romans 13., 32, 33.
  7. What importance does this give to the Resurrection?
    It makes our hope of salvation depend on the truth of it.
  8. How does our text begin?
    " Be it known unto you."
  9. What does this teach us about the duty of those who receive the Gospel?
    They ought to make it known.
  10. What can we learn from the use of the word " known "?
    That the things concerning salvation are facts, neither imaginations nor theories.
II.- The Subject of the Proclamation - This Man.
  1. How may we be sure that the things concerning salvation are facts?
    By noticing that they centre round the life and work of a real Person.
  2. How is this brought before us in the text?
    By the words " Through this man."
  3. What is meant by " through this man " ?
    By means of this man. (Greek with Genitive.)
  4. What is meant by " through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins "?
    We proclaim that sins can be forgiven by means of our Lord Jesus Christ
  5. Who is meant by "this man"?
    Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. What is meant by preached?
    Proclaimed or revealed.
  7. What is made known or proclaimed?
    Forgiveness of sins.
  8. What does this teach us as to the matter of Gospel preaching?
    It is concerned with the forgiveness of sins,
  9. What praciical Gospel blessing is brought before us in these words?
    The knowledge of sins forgiven.
III. - The Object of the Proclamation-Justification.
  1. How is this thought of forgiveness expanded?
    " All that believe are justified from all things."
  2. What is meant by "justified"?
    Accounted righteous before God, treated as though we had never sinned.
  3. Who are said to be justified?
    " All that believe."
  4. What is meant by "believing"?
    Trusting, confiding.
  5. By Whom are those who believe justified?
    By our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. What is meant by saying we are justified by Him?
    That faith unites us to Him and He satisfies for all our sins.
  7. How is the fulness of this justification taught?
    " From all things." (Not to be taken with following as though it read from all things from which the law of Moses could not justify, implying some exceptions, but absolutely.)
IV. - The Defect of the Law.
  1. What contrast is introduced in the text?
    " Could not be justified by the law."
  2. Why could we not be justified by the law of Moses?
    Because it only commanded what was to be done, and made no provision for those who broke it.
  3. What is the difference between the Law and the Gospel?
    The Law commands us to do, the Gospel invites us to trust.
  4. In what circumstances could we be justified by the law?
    If we observed all its commands without breaking one at any time.
  5. What was the mistake of the Jew?
    He thought he could establish his righteousness by the law.
  6. How does our text correct this error?
    By teaching we could not be justified by the Law of Moses.
  7. How does our text make room for those who are not Jews?
    It tells us that all who believe are justified, whether Jews or Gentiles.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. How are we to receive the gift of justification?
    By believing.
  2. How does the Church of Rome say we receive it?
    By sacraments.
  3. How does the Church of Rome think we can increase justification?
    By our own good works.
  4. How does this contradict our text?
    It would make the law have a part in our justification.
  5. How does it injure the Gospel message?
    It teaches that we assist in justification while the text says we " are justified from all things" by our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. What is the means of justification in the text?
    Believing.
  7. How does that contradict Rome's theory?
    It shows that justification must depend entirely on our Lord Jesus Christ as it is secured by trusting and not by working.


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ROMANS 8., 32.

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?




He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not also with him freely give us all things? - R.V.

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all,
how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? - N.K.J.V.

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all,
how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 3.

I. - The Gift of God the Father.
  1. What questions precede our text?
    Romans 8., 31.
  2. About what had Paul been speaking?
    The fact that all things work together for good to them that love God.
  3. How does he show that all things woik together for good?
    By showing God's unalterable purpose,
    Romans 8., 28-30.
  4. What is the result of this unalterable purpose of God?
    It proves that God is for us.
  5. What practical proof have we that God is for us?
    The fact that He spared not His own Son.
  6. What is meant by the word "spared"?
    Grudged not, did not refuse to give up.
  7. What Old Testament incident had Paul most probably in his mind?
    Abraham's offering of Isaac.
  8. To whom does the word " He " refer?
    To God the Father.
  9. How do we know that God did not spare His Son?
    By the fact that He delivered Him up.
  10. What is meant by " delivered Him up "?
    Handed over, or delivered up to justice.
II - The Character of the Gift.
  1. How is our Lord Jesus Christ described?
    As " His own Son."
  2. What is meant by "His own Son"?
    One who was of the same nature with the Father.
  3. Why are the words " His own Son " put in here?
    To show the greatness of the sacrifice.
  4. How do the words " spared not His own Son " show the greatness of God's gift?
    By directing attention to the character of Him Who was delivered up.
  5. What does it teach us concerning our Lord's relation to the Father?
    That He only is the Son of God in truth and fulness.
  6. What lesson do we learn from this?
    That our Lord Jesus Christ is truly God.
  7. How does His Sonship differ from ours?
    We are made Sons by adoption. He is a Son in the truth of His nature.
  8. What do the words "spared not" and "delivered up" teach us?
    That God gave in some sense at great cost to Himself.
  9. What comfort does this bring to us?
    That so great a sacrifice cannot be in vain but must accomplish its object.
III. - The Objects of Christ's Sacrifice.
  1. For whom is our Lord said to be "delivered up"?
    " For us all."
  2. How are the same people referred to previously?
    " Them that love God," " the called according to His purpose." (
    Romans 8., 28.)
  3. What therefore is the meaning of the word "all" here?
    All believers alike - Jew and Gentile.
  4. What is meant by the words "for us all"?
    On behalf of all of us, or instead of us all (Greek with Genitive).
  5. What may we learn from the fact that our Lord was delivered up for us?
    That we owe our salvation entirely to His suffering in our place,
  6. What does it teach concerning God's purpose in Christ?
    That God designed to make His Son's sacrifice available for them that love God.
  7. What effect ought this to have upon us?
    It ought to give us certainty when we trust in Christ.
IV. - The Consequences of God's Condescension.
  1. What argument does Paul base upon the gift of our Lord?
    " How shall He not with Him," etc.
  2. What sort of argument is this called?
    An argument from the greater to the less (the greater gift includes the less).
  3. What is meant by " How shall He not "?
    How is it possible to think that after so great a gift He will withold the less.
  4. What may we learn from the words "with Him"?
    That the necessary gifts are never separated from Christ.
  5. What practical lesson ought we to draw from this?
    The important thing is to possess Christ.
  6. What does Paul say are freely given in Christ?
    All things.
  7. What are we to understand by " all things "?
    All that is good and necessary for salvation.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. What important lesson does our text teach?
    That all we need for salvation is found in our Lord Jesus Christ
  2. How does it declare that these things are bestowed?
    Altogether freely.
  3. What may we learn from the use of this word "freely"?
    That all that belongs to salvation is of God's grace.
  4. What does the Church of Rome teach about Penance?
    That it is the second plank after shipwreck.
  5. Wherein does it differ from Baptism?
    The forgiveness of sin in it is not so complete.
  6. What results from this fact?
    We have to earn the remainder of forgiveness by rendering satisfaction to God.
  7. How does our text contradict this?
    By showing that if we are in Christ all things are freely given to us.


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1 JOHN 1., 8, 9.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.




If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - R.V.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - N.K.J.V.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 4.

I. - Self-Deception and its Consequences.
  1. Against what error does our text warn us?
    Against saying we have no sin.
  2. Of what had John been speaking?
    1 John 1., 7.
  3. How might this text be mistaken?
    By imagining that it freed us entirely from sin.
  4. What class of persons is addressed in 1 John 1., 7?
    Those who are walking in the Light.
  5. What does our text to-day warn such people against saying?
    "We have no sin."
  6. What do we learn from this connection?
    That even Christians who are following the Lord are not free trom sin.
  7. What is the error against which our text warns us?
    The doctrine of sinless perfection.
  8. How does the error arise?
    People mistake a state of cleansing for a state of freedom from the taint of sin.
  9. What does John say of those who say they have no sin?
    They deceive themselves.
  10. What is meant by the word "sin"?
    The root of evil in our nature.
  11. What do we call this evil root?
    Original, or Birth sin.
  12. How does our Article describe it?
    Article 9., the " fault and corruption of the Nature."
  13. What is meant by saying "we deceive ourselves"?
    We lead ourselves astray.
  14. How do we lead ourselves astray when we say we have no sin?
    We weaken our idea of the power of sin and lessen our watchfulness so that we fall into evil.
  15. Why does John say "we deceive ourselves"?
    Because the error concerns our own state and leads us to wander - it does not lead others astray.
  16. What does John add?
    " The truth is not in us."
  17. What is meant by "the truth"?
    God's full message concerning sin and redemption.
  18. What is meant by saying "the truth is not in us"?
    That we are not possessed and controlled by the truth.
  19. What lesson can we learn from this?
    That a sense of sin is an important part of truth.
II. - Confession and its Consequences.
  1. What is the correct thing for us to do?
    To confess our sins.
  2. What is meant by "sins" in contrast to "sin"?
    The evil thoughts, words and acts that spring from our corrupt nature.
  3. What is meant by "confessing sins"?
    Admitting their presence and dealing with them as God requires.
  4. What is involved in true confession?
    Repentance, or forsaking sin. and faith in the power of our Lord s blood to cleanse them.
  5. To Whom should we confess our sins?
    To God against Whom we sinned.
  6. How is this shown in the text?
    By the following words. He is faithful and just.
  7. What is meant by " faithful"?
    True to His promise, capable of being relied on.
  8. What is meant by "just"?
    Righteous.
  9. How does God exhibit His faithfulness?
    In forgiving sins.
  10. How does He manifest His righteousness?
    In cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
  11. How does our text show that God's faithfulness and righteousness are connected with our forgiveness and cleansing?
    It says that He is faithful and just for the very purpose of forgiving and cleansing (Greek - in order that He may, etc.).
  12. What is meant by "to forgive us our sins"?
    To release us from their guilt.
  13. What is meant by "to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"?
    Purifying us from the pollution and defilement of sin.
III. - Error Condemned.
  1. Who wrote the words of our text?
    The apostle John.
  2. How do we know he included himself in the message he delivered?
    He uses the pronoun " we " throughout.
  3. What does he say concerning himself and others?
    We have sin.
  4. How does he express the absolute truth of this?
    By saying that if he declared otherwise the truth would not be in him.
  5. What does the Church of Rome teach concerning saints?
    That by obedience to counsels of perfection they can acquire merit before God.
  6. What are "counsels of perfection"?
    Commands over and above our duty, which enable us to acquire superabundant merit.
  7. What does John say of this doctrine?
    " If we say," etc.
  8. How does the fact that we have sin directly contradict Rome's theory of merit?
    Sin is defect. If John at the end of a busy life still confessed defect it is absurd to say he acquired merit, much more super- abundant merit.


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GOSPEL of LUKE 24., 45, 46, 47.

Then opened he their understanding, that they might understanded the scriptures, And said unto them.
Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that
repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.




Then opened he their mind, that they might understand the scriptures; and he said unto them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. - R.V.

And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them,
"Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that
repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." - N.K.J.V.

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem." - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 5.

I. - The Source of Enlightenment.
  1. With what word does our text open?
    "Then."
  2. What is meant by "then"?
    At that time.
  3. To what time is reference made?
    The time between the Resurrection and the Ascension.
  4. What had our Lord been saying?
    Luke 24., 44.
  5. What does our text, which follows this, teach?
    That we require guidance in the understanding of Scripture.
  6. Who is it that gives us guidance?
    Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. How did He guide the disciples?
    By opening their understanding.
  8. What is the R.V. for understanding?
    " Mind."
  9. What is meant by, opening the mind, or understanding?
    Causing people to recognise the truth of the Divine message.
  10. What does the employment of the word "mind" teach us. That spiritual truth is received through the ordinary processes of intellect.
  11. What do we learn from the need of opening the mind?
    That sin affects the mind as well as other parts of our being.
  12. To what did our Lord direct the mind of His disciples?
    To the Scriptures.
II. - The Object of Enlightenment.
  1. How are the Scriptures described in the previous veise?
    The law of Moses, the prophets and the Psalms.
  2. What is the meaning of the word Scriptures?
    Writings.
  3. To what writings does our Lord refer?
    To the Old Testament
  4. What special truth concerning the Old Iestament does our Lord teach?
    That the messages in it concern Himself.
  5. How is the importance of a knowledge the Scriptures brought before us?
    Our Lord opened their minds to enable them to understand them.
  6. When do we understand the Scriptures?
    When we are able to see our Lord Jesus Christ in them.
  7. How does our Lord bear witness to the Divine authority of Scripture?
    By saying " all things must needs be fulfilled " (R.V.
    Luke 24., 44) and by saying "Thus it is written" (Luke 24., 46).
  8. What can we learn from our Lord's saying:- "Thus it is written"?
    That He set His seal to the authority of Scripture.
III. - The Content of Scripture.
  1. What does our Lord say the Old Testament taught concerning Him?
    Luke 24., 46.
  2. Where did those who were taught by our Lord here find the evidence of the Resurrection?
    Acts ii., 27.
  3. What passage speaks of His suffering?
    Isaiah 53.
  4. What is R.V. for "thus it behoved Christ to suffer"?
    " That the Christ should suffer."
  5. What is meant by "the Christ"?
    The One anointed of God.
  6. What is the Old Testament word for Christ?
    Messiah.
IV. - The Consequent Gospel Message.
  1. What other message did our Lord give?
    " And that repentance," etc.
  2. What is the Rhemish word for " repentance "?
    Penance.
  3. What is the usual English word for the word here translated " Penance "?
    Penitence (Latin, paenitentia).
  4. To what mistake is the use of the word " Penance " likely to give rise?
    To the mistake of confounding an outward practice of confession and the performance of satisfaction with an inward condition of soul.
  5. What is the meaning of "Remission"?
    Forgiveness, release.
  6. What is meant by "in His Name"?
    In connection with His Person and work.
  7. How is the universality of the Gospel message emphasised?
    That it should be preached " among all nations."
  8. How is the duty of testimony at home made clear?
    " Beginning at Jerusalem," - that was at home.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. What two things are closely connected in our text?
    Understanding the Scriptures and preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins.
  2. What does this connection teach us?
    That the means for securing repentance and forgiveness is to preach the Word of God.
  3. To what other passage in the New Testament is this closely related?
    John 20., 21, 22, 23.
  4. What does this relation teach us?
    That the power of forgiving sin is exercised through preaching.
  5. What confirmation is there of this fact?
    Peter at Pentecost preached saying, " Repent and be baptised,"
  6. What error of the Church of Rome does this condemn?
    That the power of forgiveness is exercised judicially by means of the confessional.


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JOHN 15., 26.

But when the Comforter is come whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from tho Father, he shall testify of me:




But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness of me: - R.V.

“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father - the Spirit of truth
who goes out from the Father - he will testify about me." - N.K.J.V.

"But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth,
who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me." - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 6.

I. - The Titles of the Holy Spirit.
  1. What is the first name given to the Holy Spirit in our text?
    The Comforter.
  2. What is the meaning of the word "Comforter"?
    Strengthcner or Helper ("Comfort" in English has changed its meaning, Compare " comfortable sacrament," which is not exactly " comforting sacrament " in the modern sense).
  3. What is the reading in the Rhemish Testament?
    Paraclete.
  4. What does the Greek word " Paraclete " mean?
    One called to your side to help-an Advocate.
  5. How often is the word found in the New Testament?
    Five times.
  6. What persons are spoken of as Advocates in New Testament?
    The Holy Spirit and our Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. Where is our Lord Jesus Christ spoken of as an Advocate?
    1 John 2., 1.
  8. What does the use of the word Comforter or Advocate teach us concerning the Holy Spirit?
    That He helps us by pleading God's cause in our hearts.
  9. What else is the Holy Spirit called in our text?
    "The Spirit of Truth."
  10. Whatt is meant by saying " The Spirit of Truth "?
    The Spirit Who is truth and reveals truth to men.
  11. What help do we get from thinking of the Holy Spirit as " The Spirit of Truth "?
    We know that He is able to teach us all about God and our Lord Jesus Christ that we require to know
  12. Where is truth found most fully?
    In the messages of God to man.
  13. What does this teach us concerning the work of the Holy Spirit?
    That it is His work to reveal the things of God to the soul.
II. - The Promise of the Holy Spirit.
  1. What does our Lord promise concerning the Holy Spirit?
    Referring to the Holy Spirit, He says, "Whom I will send unto you from the Father."
  2. Why was it necessary to send the Holy Spirit?
    Because our Lord was going away from earth (Compare
    John 16., 7).
  3. What do the words " I will send unto you" teach us?
    That the Holy Spirit is our Lord's chosen Representative on earth.
  4. What words had our Lord before used that shows this very dearly?
    See
    John 14., 18.
  5. What encouragement does this promise give us?
    That in all our work for God we have a Divine Helper specially given to us.
III. - The Procession of the Holy Spirit.
  1. What does our Lord say of the Spirit in relation to the Father?
    Which proceedeth from the Father.
  2. What is meant by " proceedeth "?
    Goes forth.
  3. Where is reference made to these words?
    In the Nicene Creed, "who proceedeth from the Father and the Son."
  4. What truth are they used to teach?
    That the Holy Spirit eternally goes forth from the Father and the Son.
  5. What is the clause " and the Son " called?
    The Filioque clause.
  6. When was it added to ihe Nicene creed. At the Council of Toledo in Spain, 589.
  7. Why do we think it right to speak of the Holy Spirit as proceeding from the Father and the Son?
    Because both the Father and the Son are said to send the Holy Spirit and the Father and the Son are both said to dwell in us by the Spirit.
  8. What great truth is preserved by the words of the Niccne Creed?
    that the Holy Spirit is truly God of the same power and nature is the Father and the Son.
  9. How else is this truth taught us in the text?
    The Holy Spirit is spoken of as " He."
  10. What is the exact meaning of the word "He" in our text?
    That Person.
  11. What is remarkable about the use of the pronoun " He " here?
    A masculine pronoun is made to refer to a neuter noun.
  12. What did our Lord mean us to understand by the words " He shall testify of me"?
    No less a Person than the Spirit of Truth shall bear witness.
IV. - The Work of tho Holy Spirit.
  1. What then is the work of the Holy Spirit?
    To bear witness of Jesus.
  2. What makes Him specially fit to bear witness?
    The fact that He is the Spirit of Truth while our Lord is also the Truth.
  3. What may we learn from the fact that the Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus?
    That the words and works of our Lord Jesus Christ are the final testimony of God to man.
  4. Against what error does this guard us?
    Against the error of those who boast of fresh revelations given by the Spirit.
  5. In what two special ways is the promise made concerning the Holy Spirit fulfilled?
    In the inspiration of the Bible and in the continual opening of men's minds to understand it.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. Who does the Church of Rome say is the vicar of Christ?
    The Pope.
  2. What does she say concerning the teaching of the Pope?
    That he is infallible when teaching ex cathedra.
  3. From Whom is he supposed to receive this infallible power?
    From the Holy Spirit.
  4. How then does the Holy Spirit teach of Jesus according to the Church of Rome?
    . By preserving the Church from error through the infallibility of the Pope.
  5. How did our Lord teach that the Holy Spirit would bear witness?
    By direct contact with the souls of men.


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2 TIMOTHY 3., 16, 17.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may bo perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.




Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work. - R.V.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. - N.K.J.V.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 7.

I. - The Nature of Scripture.
  1. Who spoke these words?
    The apostle Paul.
  2. To Whom did he speak them?
    To Timothy.
  3. What had he just said concerning Timothy?
    2 Timothy 3., 15.
  4. What led him to refer to Timothy's knowledge of Scripture?
    His warnings against the rise of evil men and seducers,
    2 Timothy 3., 13.
  5. How was Timothy to protect himself and others?
    2 Timothy 3., 14.
  6. What does this teach us?
    That the Holy Scriptures are the true guide and correct false doctrine.
  7. Why are the Holy Scriptures capable of correcting false doctrine?
    Because they are inspired of God.
  8. What is the meaning of the word "inspire "?
    To breathe into.
  9. What is the meaning of Scripture?
    Writing.
  10. How does Paul distinguish Holy Scripture from all other writings?
    By saying it is "God-breathed."
  11. How much of Holy Scripture is " God-breathed " or given?
    All Holy Scripture.
  12. What is the R.V. reading?
    " Every Scripture inspired of God."
  13. What helps us to understand the extent of Paul's reference?
    He had just spoken of the collected books of the Old Testament.
  14. What lesson do we learn fiom his words?
    Thar every part of the Bible comes to us through the inspiration of God.
  15. How can we he sure that the New Testament, not then completed is included?
    Because it contains the revelation of the Lord Jesus to which the Old Testament leads us.
    2 Timothy 3., 15.
II. - The Employment of Scripture.
  1. What has Paul to say of the uses of Scripture?
    2 Timothy 3., 16.
  2. What is the first use mentioned?
    Doctrine.
  3. What is meant by doctrine here?
    Teaching, that which we should learn and which should be taught us. Compare
    Romans 15., 4.
  4. What is the next use of Scripture?
    Reproof.
  5. What is the meaning of " reproof " ?
    Conviction, the power of bringing a sense of sin home to the hearer or reader.
  6. What is the next use?
    Correction.
  7. What is the meaning of " correction " here?
    That which brings us back to a right state of life and character.
  8. What is the last use mentioned?
    " Instruction in righteousness."
  9. What is meant by " instruction in righteousness " ?
    The whole course of training and discipline which causes us to go in the way of righteousness.
  10. How might we sum up the teaching given here in a sentence?
    All that we require for our spiritual needs can be obtained through the assistance of Scripture.
III.-The Object of this Employment.
  1. What results from the right employment of Scripture?
    2 Timothy 3., 17.
  2. What is meant by " perfect "?
    Complete, fully prepared. (Special aptitude for given uses.)
  3. What is meant by the " man of God "?
    The man who is doing God's work, fulfilling God's purpose; here particularly the preacher Timothy.
  4. What lesson do we learn from this?
    It is only those who read or hear and obey the Scriptures who are fitted to do God's will in the world.
IV. - The End Aimed at in this Employment
  1. For what purpose does the man of God become perfect?
    For " All good works." (R.V, " Every good work.")
  2. What does the study of the Scripture do for the man of God?
    It furnishes, or equips, him thoroughly for his work.
  3. What does this teach us concerning the way to use Scripture?
    We should so employ it that we become more useful to God and to our fellow-man.
  4. What two great objects had Paul before him when he gave this message?
    The avoidance of coming evil and the exposure of false teachers.
  5. What then are the two uses of Scripture?
    To lead us in the way of God and to reveal to us the error of those who seek to draw us astray.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. What is the Rhemish note on this text?
    It requires us to add to the Old Testament, the New Testament and the traditions and interpretations of the Church.
  2. On what ground is this contention based?
    On the ground that the New Testament was not then written.
  3. How do you reply?
    Paul refers to a quality-inspiration-which being present the profit results. Tradition is not inspired.
  4. How would you show that the interpretation of the Church is no additional rule of faith?
    Two Church teachers axe condemned in the context.
  5. Why do we exclude tradition?
    Because Paul definitely teaches that inspired Scripture makes the man of God perfect.
  6. How does our Article express this?
    "Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation" - Article VI.


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ACTS 10., 42, 43.

And be commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which
was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness,
that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.




And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he which
is ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him bear all the prophets witness,
that through his name every one that believeth on him shall receive remission of sins. - R.V.

And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who
was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness
that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." - N.K.J.V.

"And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed
by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that
everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 8.

I. - The Charge of tho Risen Christ.
  1. Who spoke these words?
    Peter.
  2. Where were they spoken?
    In the house of Cornelius.
  3. Who was Cornelius?
    Acts 10., 1-2.
  4. What does Peter say our Lord did?
    Acts 10., 42.
  5. When was this command given?
    When our Lord had risen from the dead.
  6. What evidence had the chosen witnesses that it was indeed the Lord who commanded them?
    Acts 10., 41.
  7. What is meant by the word " commanded" here?
    To give a message that passes from one to another.
  8. What does this teach us about ihe Gospel?
    It was intended to be shared with others.
  9. What command was given?
    To preach and to testify.
  10. What is meant by the word " preach " here?
    To teach publicly as a herald announces a message.
  11. What is meant by "to testify" ?
    To bear a solemn witness unto a fact.
  12. To whom was the testimony to be borne?
    To the people.
  13. What is meant by the people?
    The great mass of mankind, everyone generally (but compare
    Acts 10., 41.)
II. - The Message of the Witnesses.
  1. What were ihe Apostles to preach?
    End of
    Acts 10., 42.
  2. What is meant by "ordained" ?
    Appointed, marked out for a special purpose (compare
    Acts 17., 31; Romans 1., 4; "declared").
  3. What office is here assigned to our Lord Jesus Christ?
    That of Judge.
  4. How is the extent of our Lord's office indicated?
    He is Judge of quick and dead.
  5. What is meant by "quick"?
    Living (compare a quickset hedge). Anglo-Saxon cwic.
  6. Why is the message that our Lord is Judge insisted upon?
    It proves the truth of His teaching and brings home a sense of responsibility.
  7. What lesson do we learn from this fact?
    That the Person with Whom we have to do is our Lord Jesus Christ.
III. - The Prophetic Testimony.
  1. What additional evidence did Peter give?
    That of the prophets.
  2. What is meant by " To Him give all the prophets witness" ?
    The whole Old Testament message is concerned with our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Under what three aspects is our Lord presented in prophecy?
    As Prophet, Priest, and King.
  4. What other Old Testament representation is there of our Lords work?
    The Suffering Servant.
  5. With what blessing are the prophets concerned?
    The remission of sins.
  6. What is meant by " remission " ?
    Forgiveness, release from penalty.
  7. How is remission procured?
    " Through His Name."
  8. What is meant by "Through His Name" ?
    In consequence of the Person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ
IV. - The Conditions of Remission.
  1. Who receive the benefit of remission?
    Those who believe on Him.
  2. What is meant by " To believe " ?
    To put trust in a person or thing.
  3. What is meant by believing in Him?
    Directing my trust to Him.
  4. What is the R.V. for " believeth in Him " ?
    "Believeth on Him." (Greek - unto Him, upon Him.)
  5. What does the message of the prophets teach us?
    That our Lord is the centre of truth and life.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. How does the Church of Rome teach that forgiveness of sins is obtained?
    By the Sacraments of Baptism and Penance.
  2. How does our text say forgiveness is obtained?
    By believing on our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. What is the difference in the teaching of the text and that of Rome?
    The text speaks of a charge to preach forgiveness, the Church of Rome speaks of administering forgiveness by human agents.
  4. What position does the Church of Rome give the priest in the Confessional?
    The position of a judge.
  5. Who is ordained Judge according to our text?
    The Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. What is the condition of blessing in our text?
    Believing.
  7. What does the Church of Rome impose?
    Union with the Sovereign Pontiff.


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GOSPEL of JOHN 6., 45.

It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.




It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God.
Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me. - R.V.

It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.'
Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. - N.K.J.V.

It is written in the Prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.'
Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 9.

I. - The Prophetic Writings.
  1. To whom were these words spoken?
    To the Jews who murmured at our Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. What difficulty had the Jews"?
    They could not understand how One Whom they thought they knew could have come down from heaven.
  3. What explanation of their slowness to believe did our Lord give?
    John 6., 44.
  4. What lesson do we learn from this?
    That there can be no true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ apart from the power of God.
  5. How does our Lord support this truth?
    By saying "It is written."
  6. What do these words teach us?
    That the Jews had a written revelation which our Lord honoured.
  7. To what part of Scripture did our Lord refer?
    To the prophets.
  8. What is meant by the word " prophet"?
    A teacher, one who proclaims Gods truth.
  9. What special feature is connected with God's prophets?
    The power of prediction.
  10. Where are the words quoted by out Lord found in the writings of the prophets?
    In
    Isaiah 54., 13.
  11. In what connection do they occur in Isaiah?
    In connection with the promised restoration of Israel.
  12. What does our Lord's application of the word to Himself prove?
    That He claimed to be tbe fulfilment of the prophet's hope.
II. - The Content of the Message.
  1. What did the prophets say?
    "They shall be all taught of God."
  2. To whom did the "all " refer in the Old Testament?
    To the all who were redeemed and restored.
  3. How does our Lord explain the word "all"?
    Every man that hath heard and learned of the Father.
  4. How did our Lord describe the Father's work in the previous verse?
    As drawing.
  5. How do the words "taught of God" explain the meaning of the words " Except the Father draw him " ?
    They show that God draws by opening the mind and heart through His message.
  6. What does this teach us?
    That we only really come to God when we understand His mind and will. (The drawing is not merely an impulse; it is a serious apprehension of divine truth, and as such is permanent.)
  7. What is meant then by " taught of God " ?
    Made to understand His message by His own work in our hearts.
  8. What text have we had lately that attributes this work to our Lord Jesus Christ?
    Luke 24., 45, 46, 47 (page 261, Sixth Ten - Text5).
III. - The Result of the Father's Teaching.
  1. What is the R.V. for "hath heard, and hath learned of the Father " ?
    " Hath heard from the Father, and hath learned."
  2. What is meant by " Hath heard from the Father "?
    Recognising a message as coming from God Himself.
  3. What does our Lord add to hearing from the Father?
    " Hath learned."
  4. What does "hath learned" mean?
    Hath given due attention to God's revelation,
  5. What does the Saviour say results?
    All such come to Him.
  6. What position does this give our Lord?
    The position of being the great End of all God's teaching.
  7. What is the great value of the Bible messages?
    They are God's way of leading us to our Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. What is it which gives them this power?
    The fact that God speaks through them to our very souls.
IV. - The Object of Faith.
  1. How does our Lord show in this text that He alone is the Saviour?
    By saying " Every man......cometh unto Me."
  2. What is meant by" cometh" ?
    The act of reliance by which we depend on our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. What three steps in salvation are here given us?
    i. Hearing God's voice.
    ii. Learning God's Will and Purpose.
    iii. Coming by an act of will to our Lord Jesus Christ.
  4. What does this teach us about the beginning of our salvation?
    That it has its beginning from God and not from us.
  5. Why is it that God must begin the work of salvation in us?
    Because by nature we are opposed to God owing to our sinful condition.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. What blessing of the New Covenant is spoken about in our text?
    The blessing of a knowledge of God written in the heart of each member. Compare
    Jeremiah 31., 33, 39..
  2. How does the Church of Rome divide the members of the Church?
    Into the teaching and the hearing body.
  3. What does she mean by the teaching body?
    The priests and especially the Bishops with the Pope at their head.
  4. What does she mean by the hearing body?
    The laity, who are to receive without question what is taught to them.
  5. What does our text tell us?
    Every true believer is taught of God.
  6. What check does this put upon human teachers?
    It compels them to prove to their hearers that they are really uttering the words of God.
  7. How does our text contradict Rome's idea?
    By showing that the difference between teachers and learners is only one of degree, as God's will is that both should submit to His Divine guidance.


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REVELATION 14., 13.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.




And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; for their works follow with them. - R.V.

Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." - N.K.J.V.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write this: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!" - E.S.V.

THE SIXTH TEN - TEXT 10.

I. - The Heavenly Voice.
  1. What does the apostle John say he heard?
    " A voice from heaven."
  2. What part does "the voice from heaven" play in the visions of John?
    It usually gives either an explanation of a vision, or some warning, or encouragement.
  3. What contrast is introduced by the voice here?
    The contrast between those who receive the mark of the beast and those who refuse.
  4. What are we told about those who receive the mark of the beast?
    Revelation 14., 10.
  5. What are we told about those who refuse to receive his mark?
    Revelation 13., 15.
  6. What does the text say of such dead and of all who die in the Lord?
    They are blessed.
  7. What practical lesson does this teach us?
    That even the certainty of death would not justify denial of the truth of God or false worship.
  8. With what words is our text introduced?
    Revelation 14., 12.
  9. What is meant by "patience"' ?
    Holding out under trial or suffering.
  10. What does the heavenly voice teach?
    That endurance unto death brings blessing.
  11. How is the importance of this message shown?
    By the command to write.
  12. What can we learn from the command "Write" ?
    That God intended messages of hope and comfort to be preserved by writing.
II. - The Spirit's Confirmation.
  1. What additional evidence of the importance of the words have we?
    They are endorsed by the Spirit.
  2. What bearing have these words upon our belief in inspiration?
    They teach us that the Holy Spirit can employ human speech to teach His own truth.
  3. What did the heavenly voice say?
    " Blessed," etc.
  4. What did the Spirit add?
    " That they may rest," etc.
  5. What does this addition give us?
    The reason why the dead are blessed.
  6. What is meant by " Blessed " ?
    Happy, fortunate.
  7. In what does the happiness of the dead consist?
    That they rest from their labours.
  8. What is meant by the word " labours " here?
    Pain or toil.
  9. What text speaks of those who labour?
    Matthew 11., 28, 29, 30. (page 9, First Ten - Text 3).
  10. What does the Spirit say death in the Lord secures?
    Rest from pain and toil.
  11. What period is mentioned in the text?
    " From henceforth."
  12. What is meant by " From henceforth " ?
    From the time of this utterance.
  13. Why are the words "from henceforth" given in the heavenly utterance?
    Because the revelation of blessing in death was tully given by our Lord Jesus Christ. (We follow R.V.)
III.- The State of the Dead in the Lord.
  1. Of what class is this blessing the privilege?
    Those who die in the Lord.
  2. What is meant by being "in the Lord" ?
    Being brought into living union with Him so as to receive the benefit of His work for us.
  3. What may we learn from the use of the words which die ?
    That this message is extended to all who are in the Lord, who experience death at any time.
  4. What does this teach us about the Christian's death?
    It is no longer a punishment but a release from toil.
IV. - The One Connection with a Previous Existence.
  1. What else does the Spirit add to the heavenly voice?
    "Their works do follow them."
  2. What is Revised Version for " and their works," etc.?
    " For their works follow with them."
  3. How does the R.V. treat these words?
    As an additional proof that the blessed dead rest from their labours.
  4. How are these words an additional proof that they rest?
    They reveal the character of the dead as those who were blessed of God.
  5. What lesson do we learn from this last message?
    That the only thing that matters here is the life we lead.
V. - Error Condemned.
  1. What does our text tell us about the dead who die in the Lord?
    They are blessed and at rest.
  2. What does the Church of Rome teach about the blessed dead?
    That they have to spend a period in purgatory.
  3. What is meant by Purgatory?
    A place where souls suffer for a time before they enter into heaven.
  4. What do the righteous carry with them into the other world on this theory?
    Their sins.
  5. What does the text tell us they take?
    Their works.
  6. What is the contrast between Rome's theory and God's Word?
    Rome says:
    They suffer.
    Their sins follow.
    They are to be pitied.
    God's Word says:
    They rest.
    Their works follow.
    They are blessed.

Additional Texts Mentioned in the Study Questions

Sixth Ten - Text 1
  • Question 19. Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; Job 20., 12.
    19. And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.
    20. And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
    21. When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. Joshua 7., 19-21.
    But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. 2 Kings 5., 25.
    If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: Job 31., 33.
  • Question 37. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Romans 4., 6.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 2
  • Question 6. 32. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
    33. God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Acts 13., 32, 33.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 3
  • Question 1. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8., 31.
  • Question 3. - 28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8., 28-30.
  • Question 21. - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8., 28.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 4
  • Question 2. - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1., 7.
  • Question 4. - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1., 7.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 5
  • Question 4. - And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Luke 24., 44.
  • Question 19. - And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: Luke 24., 46.
  • Question 21. - And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: Luke 24., 46.
  • Question 23. - 1. Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
    2. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
    3. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    4. Surely he hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    5. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    7. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
    8. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
    9. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
    10. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
    11. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
    12. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53.
  • Question 37. - 21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. John 20., 21-23

  • Sixth Ten - Text 6
  • Question 7. - My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 1 John 2., 1.
  • Question 15. - Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. John 16., 7.
  • Question 17. - I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14., 18.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 7
  • Question 3. - And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3., 15.
  • Question 4. - But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3., 13.
  • Question 5. - But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 2 Timothy 3., 14.
  • Question 15. - And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3., 15.
  • Question 16. - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3., 16.
  • Question 18. - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15., 4.
  • Question 26. - That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3., 17.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 8
  • Question 3. - 1. There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
    2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. Acts 10., 1, 2.
  • Question 4. - And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Acts 10., 42.
  • Question 6. - Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. Acts 10., 41.
  • Question 13. - Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. Acts 10., 41.
  • Question 14. - And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Acts 10., 42.
  • Question 15. - Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
    Acts 17., 31.
    And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: Romans 1., 4.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 9
  • Question 3. - No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6., 44.
  • Question 10. - And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
    Isaiah 54., 13.
  • Question 20. - 45. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
    46. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
    47. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24., 45-47.
  • Question 34. - 33. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    34. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31., 33, 34.

  • Sixth Ten - Text 10
  • Question 4. - The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: Revelation 14., 10.
  • Question 5. - And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13., 15.
  • Question 8. - Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14., 12.
  • Question 21. - 28. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11., 28-30.

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