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COLLECT

FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND THE SUNDAY AFTER

CHRISTMAS DAY.

Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and, as at this time, to be born of a pure Virgin; grant that we, being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECT.

1. What does the season of Christmas commemorate?

2. Whose "nature" did Christ take upon Him? 3. Where was CHRIST born?

4. How long since?

5. Of whom was CHRIST born?

6. What is meant by regeneration?

7. What is meant by adoption?

8. What is meant by our being "daily renewed?” 9. Who do we pray may so renew us?

10. Through whom are we to expect these blessings?

11. With whom does Christ live and reign? 12. What texts are illustrated in this Collect?

ANSWER.

Isaiah vii. 14. Matt. i. 23. Rom.

viii. 14, 15. Titus iii. 5.

COLLECT

FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.

O Lord, we beseech Thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people which call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power, faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECT.

1. What is the meaning of the word "EPIPHANY?”

2. What is principally desired in this Collect? 3. Are the people of God remarkable for prayer? 4. Can we "know" or "do" the things which we ought without the grace of God?

5. How should we "do" or fulfil these things? 6. Through whom must they be done?

7. What texts are illustrated here ?

ANSWER. Psalm lv. 1, and lxv. 2. Rev. viii. 3.

COLLECT

FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECT.

1. What perfections are here ascribed to God? 2. What is God here said to "govern ?"

3. What do we here ask of God" mercifully" to do?

grant?"

4. What do we beseech of God to " 5. How long do we desire this grace? 6. What texts are illustrated here?

ANSWER. Psalm viii. 1. Luke i. 74, 75.

COLLECT

FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECT.

1. What do we here ask of God to do for us? 2. What do we understand by "INFIRMITIES?" 3. Can we deliver ourselves from dangers? 4. What is meant by the "RIGHT HAND" of God?

5. How does the " right hand" of God “help” and "defend" us?

6. What texts are illustrated here?

ANSWER.

Proverbs xviii. 14.

Rom. viii. 26.

Matt. viii. 17. Psalm cxvi. 8.

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