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QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECTS.
4TH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.
1. In what parts of the Service for to-day is the principle of Love to God set forth ?
2. How are we directed to obtain supreme love to God ?
3. What are some of the blessings promised to those whose hearts are set upon God?
5TH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.
1. In what parts of the Service for to-day are we exhorted to good works ?
2. What proofs have we that 'man is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the Spirit ?'*
3. For what are we directed to pray, that we may perform good works?
SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION.
1. What allusions to the ascension of our Lord are to be found in the Service for to-day ?
2. What is the rich gift obtained for us by the ascension of our blessed Saviour ?
3. How are the varied offices of the Holy Spirit set forth this day?
* Article IX.
1. What allusions to the Gift of the Spirit are found in the Service for to-day ?
2. How is the Indwelling of the Spirit in the hearts of believers set forth?
3. What are some of the glorious results to the Church, both present and future, arising from the Gift of the Spirit ?
1. How is the doctrine of the Trinity set forth in the Service for to-day ?
2. How is creation, redemption, and future glory connected in scripture with the Trinity ?
3. For what are we directed to pray in reference to the doctrine of the Trinity ?
A thanksgiving of the restored Jews, for the overthrow of their enemies, the fall of Antichrist, and the establishment of the millennial kingdom. THE PSALMIST's
PARALLEL PREDICITONS. REVELATION. 1, 2. I will praise
O Lord, thou art my God; I will thee, O Lord, with my
exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for whole heart; I will shew thou hast done wonderful things; thy forth all thy marvellous
counsels of old are faithfulness and works. I will be glad
truth. Isa. xxv. 1. and rejoice in thee; I And it shall be said in that day, Lo, will sing praise to thy this is our God; we have waited for name, thou Most him, and he will save us; this is the High.
Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Isa. xxv. 9. 3. When mine ene The Lord hath taken away thy judgmies are turned back, ments, he hath cast out thine enemy, ; they shall fall and pe the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in rish at thy presence.
the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. Zeph. iii. 15.
At the lifting up of thyself, the nations were scattered. Isa. xxxiii. 3.
When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus
THE PSALMIST'S REVELATION.
4. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;
Thou satest in the throne judging right.
5. Thou hast rebuked the heathen,
Christ; who shall be punished with 'everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. 2 Thess. i. 7–9.
I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me. Micah vii. 9.
Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame, Zeph. iii. 19.
For the Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone and there is none shut up, or left. Deut. xxxii. 36.
Therefore, thus saith the Lord God; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you they shall bear their shame. Ezek. xxxvi. 7.
And he shall judge among the nations, and rebuke many people. Isa. ii. 4.
Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate ; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. Isa. xiii. 9.
Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. Ps. xxi. 10.
They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise; therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish. Isa. xxvi. 14.
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted and none hinder
thou hast destroyed the wicked,
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end, and thou hast destroyed cities : their memorial is perished with them.
THE PSALMIST'S REVELATION,
7. But the Lord shall endure for ever : he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8. And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
eth. That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners. Is. xiv. 4–6, 17.
But thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. Heb. i. 12.
I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came in the clouds of heaven, and came to the ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Dan. vii. 13, 14.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Jer. xxiii. 5.
Behold a king sha'l reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. Isa, xxxii. 1.
And a man shall be as an hidingplace from the wind, and a covert from the tempest ; as rivers of water in a dry, place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. Isa. xxxii. 2.
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. Isa. xxv. 4.
And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Isa. xii. 4.
So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain; then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers
9. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, à refuge in times of trouble.
11. Sing praises to the Lord,
which dwelleth in Zion,