QUESTIONS ON SELECT PORTIONS

OF THE GOSPELS

By Lucius R. Paige
Pastor of the First Universalist Society in Cambridge.

Published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1838
By Thomas Whittemore

Edited and updated for the Web
2001

Preface

These Lessons are offered for use by individuals and study groups. There are 52 lessons in this series, one for each week of the year.

These lessons are designed to exhibit some of the most important doctrines and moral precepts recorded in the Gospel, disconnected, as far as possible, from mere human traditions, and the commandments of men. Frequent references are made to the Scriptures, for answers to the questions, not always with the intention that the answers shall be given in the precise words of the passages referred to, but with the belief that the obvious principles involved, or expressly asserted, in such passages, will direct the mind of the scholar to proper answers. Other questions, where no Scriptural reference is given, are designed to exercise the mind of the scholar, and it is believed that, in most cases, no very great difficulty will be encountered in answering them.

Study Group Leaders: The study group leader should prepare for the lesson beforehand by reading, answering the questions, and looking for other Scripture references and material to support the content of the lesson.

Lessons


  1. Introductory Questions
  2. Conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus (John 3:1-13)
  3. Conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus (John 3:14-21)
  4. Conversation of Jesus with the Woman of Samaria (John 4:5-26)
  5. Jesus teaches in the Synagogue at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-19)
  6. Jesus describes the life-giving power of the Gospel (John 5:24-29)
  7. Who are the Blessed? (Matt. 5:1-12)
  8. The Character and Duty of Disciples (Matt. 5:13-16)
  9. Jesus' teaching on the law (Matt. 5:17-20)
  10. The Spirit of the Law illustrated and enforced (Matt. 5:21-26)
  11. The Spirit of the Law further illustrated and enforced (Matt. 5:27-37)
  12. The Spirit of the Law further illustrated and enforced (Matt. 5:38-42)
  13. The Spirit of the Law further illustrated and enforced (Matt. 5:43-48)
  14. Alms-giving and Prayer (Matt. 6:1-8)
  15. The Lord's Prayer (Matt. 6:9-10)
  16. The Lord's Prayer continued (Matt. 6:11-15)
  17. Fasting - Moderation in Desires (Matt. 6:16-23)
  18. Moderation in Desires - Confidence in God (Matt. 6:24-24)

  1. Rash judgment forbidden (Matt. 7:1-6)
  2. Divine Goodness - Human Duty (Matt. 7:7-14)
  3. False Teachers (Matt. 7:15-20)
  4. Consequences of Obedience and Disobedience (Matt. 7:21-29)
  5. Jesus Commissions and Instructs his Apostles (Matt. 10:1-15)
  6. Jesus Further instructs his Apostles (Matt. 10:16-27)
  7. Jesus Further instructs his Apostles (Matt. 10:28-33)
  8. Jesus Further instructs his Apostles (Matt. 10:34-42)
  9. Jesus rebukes certain cities (Matt. 11:20-24)
  10. Jesus encourages and exhorts his Disciples (Matt. 11:25-30)
  11. Blasphemy agains the Holy Spirit (Matt 12:22-32)
  12. Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:1-23)
  13. Parable of the Wheat and Tares (Matt. 13:24-43)
  14. Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven (Matt. 13:31-33)
  15. Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life (John 6:26-40)
  16. Humility enjoined (Matt. 18:1-14)
  17. Forgiveness enjoined (Matt. 18:15-35)
  18. Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

  1. Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
  2. Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:9-14)
  3. Parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matt. 25:31-46)
  4. Conversation at the Last Supper (John 13:1-17)
  5. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 13:18-30)
  6. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 13:31-38)
  7. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 14:1-14)
  8. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 14:15-26)
  9. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 14:27-31)
  10. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 15:1-17)
  11. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 15:18-27)
  12. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 16:1-15)
  13. Conversation at the Last Supper - continued (John 16:16-33)
  14. Jesus prays for Himself (John 17:1-8)
  15. Jesus prays for his Disciples (John 17:9-19)
  16. Jesus prays for the World (John 17:20-26)