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7. How may we do this ?

8. What do we understand by the “HOPE OF EVERLASTING LIFE ?”

9. Who bestows this blessing ? 10. Through whom does it come to us ? 11. What texts are referred to in this collect ?

ANSWER. Rom. xv. 4. John v. 39. Peter iii. 4, 5.

COLLECT

FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECT.

1. Who is addressed in this collect ?

2. What do the names of Jesu and CHRIST signify ?

3. What is meant by the “first coming" of CHRIST?

4. Who was the “ MESSENGER” here spoken of?

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5. How did he “prepare the wayof Christ ?

6. What do the terms MINISTERS" and “ STEWARDS” signify ?

7. What do the “MYSTERIES” of Christ mean?

8. How do these “ministers and stewards” prepare

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of Christ ? 9. Who are the “ DISOBEDIENT ?" 10. What is the “wisdom of the just ?" 11. What is the difference to be distinguished between the “ firstand “second comingof Christ?

12. What is meant by an “acceptable people ?" . 13. How many persons are there in the Godhead? 14. Are these three ONE GOD? 15. What do you understand by the words 6 world without end ?". 16. What texts are referred to here?

Matt. ii. 1, 2

ANSWER. 2 Cor. iv. l.

Malachi iv. 5, 6.
1 John v. 7.

COLLECT

FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

O Lord raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us ; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us ; through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be honour and glory world without end. Amen.

QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECT.

1. What is meant by the “raising up of the Lord's power?" 2. How does God 66

come among us?” 3. What is meant by the word “succour ?” 4. What is here meant by the word "let?5. What is meant by the “race set before us ?6. What impedes our “running” that race ?

7. What is to help and deliver” us ?

8. What is meant by the “ satisfaction" of CHRIST?

9. What is our Saviour here called ? 10. With whom is Christ to be honoured and glorified?

11. What texts are referred to or illustrated here?

ANSWER. Heb. xii. l. Gal. v. 17. 2 Cor. v. 19.

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