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Questions on Select Portions of the Gospels


Jesus' Teaching on the Law

Matthew 5:17-20

  1. What did Jesus say he came not to destroy? (Matt. 5:17)

  2. What is meant by the law and the prophets?

  3. What part of the Bible had then been written?

  4. Which part was called the prophets?

  5. What is meant by destroying the law and the prophets?

  6. If Jesus did not come to destroy them, for what purpose did he come?

  7. How long did he say the law and the prophets should continue in force? (Matt. 5:18)

  8. What is meant by jot or tittle in the KJV?

  9. Did Jesus here speak of the ceremonial law?

  10. What portion of the law, then, did he declare should remain in perpetual force?

  11. Did Jesus himself obey that law perfectly?

  12. Have any of the human family obeyed that law so perfectly as to become entitle to endless happiness? (Rom. 3:20)

  13. can people, in any manner, be justifed, or made holy? (rom. 3:24)

  14. Does final salvation depend on human righteousness or on divine grace? (Eph. 2:8-9)

  15. Is it the duty of people to obey the law of God to the extent of their ability?

  16. What is the consequence of obedience? (Rom. 2:10)

  17. What is the consequence of disobedience? (Rom. 2:8-9)

  18. When do people receive the recompense of their good or evil conduct? (Prov. 11:31)

  19. Who did Jesus say should be called least in the kingdom of heaven? (Matt. 5:19)

  20. Who did he say should be called great in the kingdom of heaven?

  21. What is here meant by kingdom of heaven?

  22. What is it to be called least in the kingdom of heaven?

  23. What is it to be called great in the kingdom of heaven?

  24. Are any of the divine commands of greater importance than others?

  25. Are people more guilty when they transgress some of these ocmmandments than when they transgress others?

  26. What is meant, then, by breaking one of these least commandments?

  27. When you break the commandments, do you, by your bad example, teach others to commit sin?

  28. Is your duty fully discharged when you obey the commandments yourself as perfectly as you are able?

  29. How can you teach these commandments to others?

  30. Are precepts and example both necessary?

  31. What did Jesus say concerning those who were no more righteous than the Scribes and Pharisees? (Matt. 5:20)

  32. What is the meaing of righteousness?

  33. What is the meaning of exceed?

  34. Who were the Scribes?

  35. Who were the Pharisees?

  36. What was the general character of the Scribes and Pharisees?

  37. Did they pretend to be very virtuous? (Luke 18:9)

  38. Of what particular sins did our Lord accuse them as recorded in the twenty-third chapter of Matthew?

  39. Are all people virtuous as they profess to be?

  40. Do people sometimes profess to be very virtuous when their hearts are actually corrupt and wicked?

  41. How then can we determine whether people are virtuous or not? (Matt. 7:16-17)

  42. What is here meant by the kingdom of heaven?

  43. Why could not people enter this kingdom whose hearts were corrupt like those of the Scribes and Pharisees?

  44. What is that state of the moral affections which will enable people to enter this kingdom and ejoy its blessings? (Rom. 14:17)
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