Questions on Select Portions of the Gospels

LESSON 8

Character and Duty of Disciples

Matthew 5:13-16


  1. What did Jesus call his disciples? (Matt. 5:13)

  2. For what purpose do men use salt?

  3. In what respect are the true disciples of Jesus like salt?

  4. May we believe that national judgments are sometimes averted on account of those who worship God?

  5. How many just persons would have been sufficient to preserve Sodom from destruction? (Gen. 18:32)

  6. Will the example of Christians have a tendency to purify the morals of a community?

  7. By what figure did Jesus represent unfaithful and unworthy disciples?

  8. What is the meaning of savor in the KJV?

  9. Will the teaching of the truth be of much service while the teacher and professed disciple leads a scandalous life?

  10. Who are those, then, who are like salt which has lost its savor?

  11. What other appellation did Jesus give to his disciples? (Matt. 5:14)

  12. Did he ever describe himself by the same figure? (John 8:12)

  13. What is the use of light?

  14. In what condition would the world be without light?

  15. Is light as necessary in the moral world as it is in the natural world?

  16. In what respects can true disciples be callen the light of the world?

  17. Why are the like a city, set on a hill?

  18. Occupying such a conspicuous position, what is their duty?

  19. Why are candles or lamps lighted? (Matt: 5:15)

  20. Why are the not put under a bushel?

  21. Why are the put on a candlestick?

  22. For what purpose has Jesus communicated light to this disciples?

  23. Before whom should Christians let their light shine? (Matt. 5:16)

  24. What is the meaning of this precept?

  25. Did Jesus refer chiefly to instruction or to example in this precept?

  26. Should we do good merely to be seen by people?

  27. Why then should we desire that people should witness our good works?

  28. What is it to glorify God?

  29. In what respect is God glorified by the good works of Christians?

  30. What direction did Jesus give his disciples in Matt. 6:1?

  31. Against what did he mean to guard them?

  32. Is that precept inconsistent with the one now under consideration?

  33. By lettin our light shine before people, are we to understand the performance of certain duties generally esteemed praiseworthy, or a uniform spirit of purity and devotion?

  34. Does a blessing attend the faithful performance of Christian duties? (James 1:25)

  35. What does the apostle John say on this subject in 1 John 3:20-21?