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{quare Country between the Euxine Sea and the Media terranean. But the Asia which the Scripture so frequently speaks of in the Axs, f.ems to be but a small Part of this Leffer Afia including only Phrygia, Myfa, Caria and Lydia, which are washed on the West by the Ægean Sea, and where the famous seven Churches were, Rev. i. 11.

41 Q: Where was the next remarkable Place of their Ministry ? A. They were invited to Macedonia by a Vífion, and they went to Philippi, a chief City of that Country, and preached there with some Success, ver. 9-15.

Note. Here it is probable that Luke, who wrote the Ass of the Apostles, became a Companion of Paul, because from this time he uses the Word-We in his History.

42 Q. Wat Miracle was wrought there ? A. They cast a Devil out of a certain young Woman, who brought much Gain to her Masters by foretelling things to come, ver. 16-18.

43 Q. How did her Masters bear it when they faw their Gains were gone ? A. They brought Paul and Silas to the Magistrates, and charged them with teaching strange Customs ; whereupon they were beaten and imprisoned, and their Feet made fast in the Stocks, ver. 19-24.

44 Q. How were they released thence? A. At Midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang Praises to God; the Prison was taken with an Earthquake, the Doors opened, their Bands were loosed; upon which the Goaler awaking, was going to kill himself, supposing the Prisoners had been fied, ver. 25-27

45 Q. How was this Self-Murder prevented? A. Paul and Silas thewed themselves as his Priso


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ners, preached the Gospel to him, upon which he believed, and he and his House were baptized, ver. 28-34

46 Q. But did the Magistrates t'en dismiss them? 1. Yes, they desired them to depart when they knew they were Romans, because they had beaten and imorisoned them uncondemned, ver. 35–40.

47 Q. What Trials did they meet with at Thesfalonica? A. Many Greeks and Fews were converted there, but the unbelieving Jews there rose up againft them, and almost in every City where they came ; and they went next to Berea, Acts xvii. 1-10.

48 Q. What was the wise and generous Conduet of the Bereans? A. They, (i. e, the Jews of Beroa) searched the Scriptures daily, to find whether Paul, and Silas taught the Truth ; and by this Practice many of them were led to believe in Chrift, ver, 10-13.

49 Q. In what mamer did Paul preach when the came to Athens ? A. He disputed with the Jews in their Synagogues, with the devout Perfons, and with the Heathen Philosophers in the Market Place, and on Mars's-Hill he took occasion to preach the true God to the People from an Altar he found inscribed, To the unknown God, ver.

50 Q. But did he not also preach Jesus Chrift ..and the Gospel? 1. Yes, by preaching Natural Religion first, be led them by degrees to the Doctrine of Chrif, and assured them, that Jesus Chrift was appointed to be the Judge of the World, and God had raifed him from the Dead, as a sure Token of it, ver. 30, 31.

51 Q. What Employment had Paul at Corinth? 1. He there met with Aquila, a believing Jew,


with his Wife Priscilla, and wrought with him at his Trade, for they were both Tent-makers; but he preached in the Jewish Synagogue every Sabbath, ver. 1-4.

52.Q. What Effect had his preaching there? A. He continued here by Orders received from Christ in a Vision a Year and fix Months, and some Jews and many Gentiles believed, and were baptized, ver. 5-II.

53 Q. What Persecution did he meet with here? A. The Jews brought him before Gallio the Deputy-Governor, but he wisely refused to take Cognizance of any of their Controversies about Religion, unless they could have charged him with some Wickedness or Injustice, ver. 12–16.

Note ift, Though Paul found such great and re. markable Success in his Ministry among the Corin. thians, yet by the means of some false Brethren, and some ambitious Pretenders to Apostleship, there were such Factions and Contentions raised in this Church, that cost him much Sorrow of Heart; and this was increased by the irregular Lifes and immoral Practices of some of his Converts there, which occafioned his writing two large and excellent Epistles to them.

Note 2d, It is thought most probable that Paul who went from Corinth, to Cenchrea and to Ephesus, left Aquila and Priscilla at Ephesus, where they instructed Apollos, a fervent Preacher, a Disciple of John Baptist, in the Gospel of Chrift: But that Paul himself went to Jerusalem to the Feast, and returned to Ephesus again before Aquila went thence, and before his great Success at Ephesus began, which is related in the very next Chapter, viz. the xixth.

54 Q. When Paul came to Ephesus, what ree markable Occurrences did be meet with there?


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A. He found some Persons who were baptized only
unto John's Baptism, and he preached Jesus Christ
to them, and they believed, and were baptized in
the Name of Chrift: And when Paul laid his Hands
on them, they received the Holy Ghost, and spake
with Tongues, Aets xix. 1-7.

56 Q. How did he perform the rest of his Mini-
stry there? A. Three Months he preached the
Gospel in the Jewish Synagogue, but when the
Jews were hardened against him he taught the same
Gospel in the School of one Tyrannus for near two
Years, and healed many Diseases, and cast out evil
Spirits, ver. 8-12.

57 Q. Was he not persecuted by the Heathens in this Place ? A. When Demetrius, a Silversmith, who made Silver Shrines for the Goddess Diana, (whose famous Temple stood at Ephesus) found that the Worship of the Goddess declined through Paul's Preaching, he stirred up the Men of his Trade, and by them a Multitude of People were raised' against Paul, so that he was in danger of his Life, ver. 24-29.

58 Q. How did he escape here?. A. The TownClerk finding such a rude Tumult, with soft Words composed and quieted them, and bid Demetrius go fairly to Law, if any Man had injured him, ver. 29–41. The Uproar being thus composed, Paul took his Leave of the Disciples; and after several short Journeys and Labours in the Gospel in those Parts he came to Troas, A&ts. XX. I-6

59 Q. Was there any thing of Importance fell out in the seven Days while Paul tarried at Troas ? A. Paul preached, and broke Bread on the first Day of the Week, and continuing his Speech till Midnight, a young Man named Eutychus slept



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and fell down from the third Story, and was taken up dead, Aals xx. 6-9.

60 Q. How was the young Man recovered? A. Paul fell on him and embraced him, and brought him alive before them, ver. 10-12.

61 Q. What Exhortation did Paul give at Miletus? 1. He sent to Ephesus, and called the El. ders of the Church, made a most affectionate Discourse to them ; bid them, Take beed to themselves and to the Church of God, which he had purchased with his own Blood; warned them of grievcus Wolves that should enter into the Flock, encouraged them to persevere in Faith and Holiness, and reconimended them to God and the Word of his Grace, ver. 17-35.

62 Q. Whither did Paul travel next? A. He haftened to Jerusalem by many Journeys and Voyages, travelling through several Cities, though he was diffwaded from it by many Disciples, and was particularly told by Agabus, a Christian Prophet, that he should be bound at Jerufalem, and delivered into the Hands of the Gentiles, Afts xx. 16. and -xxi. 14-15

63 Q. In 'what manner did Agabus deliver this Prophecy? A. He bound his own Hands and Feet with Paul's Girdle, and said, Thus faith the Holy Spirit, so shall the Jews at Jerufalem bind the Man that owns this Girdle, ver. 11.

64 Q. What was the noble Speech and Resolution of Paul on this Occafion ?- A. When the Brethren wept at the Thoughts of his Sufferings, he answer

ed, “What mean ye to weep and to break my .“ Heart? For I am ready not to be bound only, “ but to die at Jerusalem for the Name of the Lord 66 Jefus," Acts xxi. 12, 13.

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