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26. And when the unclean spirit bad torn him, and cried with a loud voice, be came out of him.

When Jesus had been told that Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, how did the Saviour display his power to heal ?

31. He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto ibem.

How did He heal the leper, who on his knees besought Him, saying: If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean?

31. Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him : I will.-Be thou clean.

CHAPTER II.

CHRIST HEALETH THE PARALYTIC MAN

What means did the four persons who carried the paralytic man take, because of the multitude, to place him before Jesus ?

4. When they could not come nigh unto Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was; and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed, wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

What notice did Jesus take of this man?

5. Wben Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy : Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

Were there not some present who, in their thoughts, judged this act of mercy to be blasphemg ?

6. There were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts :

7. Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?

After extending pardon to the paralytic man, what further confirmation did Jesus give of his Divine authority ?

8. Immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them: Why reason ye these things in your hearts ?

9. Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk ?

10. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, He saith to the sick of the palsy :

11. I say unto thee; arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

What was the reply that Jesus gave to the Scribes and Pharisees when they accused Him of eating with publicans and sinners.

17. He saith unto them: They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the rigbteous, but sinners, to repentance.

CHAPTER III.

THE WITHERED HAND HEALED. WHO ARE CHRIST'S RELATIVES.

What is noticed of the conduct of the Phurisees, when the man who had a withered hand came into the synagogue to be healed ?

2. They watched Him, whether He would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse Him.

4. He saith unto them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days ? But they held their peace.

Did Jesus forbear to heal him on account of the Sabbath ? or countenance the Pharisees' superstitious regard of the Sabbath ?

5. And when He had looked on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He saith unto the man, Stretch forth: thine hand : and he stretched it out, and his hand was restored whole as the other.

What answer did Jesus make when He was informed that his mother and his brethren were, without, seeking Him.?

33. He answered them, saying: Who is my mother, or my brethren?

34. And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said : Behold my mother, and my brethren!

35. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

CHAPTER IV.

THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER.—THE PARABLE OF THE MUS

TARD SEED.--CHRIST STILLETH THE TEMPEST.

Jesus taught many things by parables.Recite what is called the parable of the sower. *

3. Behold, there went out a sower to sow.

4. And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

5. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

6. But when the sun was up, it was scorched ; and because it had no root, it withered away.

7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

8. And other fell on good ground; and did,

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* See Matt. xiii.

yield' fruit, that sprang up and increased, and brought forth, some thirty, some sixty, and some an hundred fold.

What illustration of this parable did Jesus give, when his disciples asked Him concerning it?

14. The sower soweth the word.

15. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

16. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have beard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

17. And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

18. And these are they which are among thorns ; such as hear the word,

19. And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

20. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

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