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SECTION VII. The Prophecy on Mount Olivet.-Ch. xii. 13, etc. xiii.
Section VIJI. The Last Supper:-Ch. xiv. 1-52.
Section IX. The Crucifirion.—Ch. xiv. 53, etc. xv. 1–41.
Section X. The Resurrection.-Ch. xv. 42, etc. xvi.
INTRODUCTION.-Ch. i. 1-4.
The conception and birth of John the Baptist announced from heaven to his
father Zacharias in the temple. Zacharias doubting, receives for a sign
Section II. The Nativity.-Ch. i. 57, etc. ii. 1–40.
Jesus in tender age discusses some questions with the rabbis. Is subject to
his parents. John sent to baptize and admonish the people, announcing
Jesus teaches in Galilee with applause. Explains, in the synagogue of Naza-
reth, a prediction of Isaiah. The people offended, attempt to throw him
Eats with publicans. Vindicates this conduct.
Jesus selects his twelve apostles : afterwards, attended by a great multitude,
teaches who are truly happy; that we ought to love all men, and do good
Section VI. Signal Miracles and Instructions.-Ch. vii. 36, etc. viii. ix. 1–17.
A woman of a bad life annoints the feet of Jesus in the house of a Pharisee ;
whom, being scandalized at his permitting it, Jesus instructs in the extent
of divine mercy, and its happy consequences; travels about, teaching and
warning in cities and villages, attended by the twelve and some pious wo-
men. The parable of the sower. Reason for using parables :—the expla-
nation. A lamp not lighted but to enlighten. Knowledge not given but
to be communicated. Who are considered by Jesus as his dearest relatives.
He embarks-meets with a tempest—stills it by a word-lands—cures the
demoniac who had the legion, and a woman of a bloody issue. The daugh-
ter of Jairus restored to life. Jesus sends the twelve, empowering them to
cure diseases. Herod's doubts concerning Jesus. Jesus feeds 5000 in the
SECTION VII. The Transfiguration.—Ch. ix. 18, etc. v.
Different opinions concerning Jesus. Peter acknowledges him to be the Mes-
siah. Jesus foretells his own death and resurrection. All who would be
Nothing more dangerous than to insnare. The method of treating an offend-
ing brother. The power of faith. Obedience to the Creator, gives no
Section XII. The Entry into Jerusalem.-Ch. xix. 28, etc. xx. xxi. 1–4.
shouts-laments the obduracy of the city, and foretells its fate-drives the
- vindicates the resurrection against the Sadducees--puzzles the Pharisees
The body of Jesus given to Joseph of Arimathea, who deposited it in his own
The pre-existence, divinity, and creative exertion of the Word. The light of
the world. The end of John's mission. The reception of the Word among
Jesus turns water into wine at a marriage in Cana; goes to Jerusalem; drives
the traffickers out of the temple ; silences those who questioned his authori-
ty; makes many converts, but not all worthy of confidence; is visited se-
cretly by Nicodemus, a magistrate, with whom he converses on regenera-
tion, faith, and fortitude in the cause of truth. Jesus retires into the coun-
try ; employs his disciples in baptizing : this is reported to John, who gives
his testimony of Jesus, exalting his mission and personal dignity much
above his own,
Section III. The Journey to Galilee.-Ch. iv.
Jesus, near Sychar of Samaria, enters into conversation with a Samaritan
woman : discovers himself to her to be the Messiah. The disciples, who
had gone into the city to buy food, are surprised to find them conversing
together. He acquaints his disciples, that to do the work for which he was
sent, was to him as food; goes into the city ; stays two days, making many
converts : returns tɔ Galilee; heals the courtier's son who lay sick at Ca-
Section IV. The Cure at Bethesda.-Ch. v.
The supernatural cures wrought at Bethesda by the agitation of the water.
A diseased man who lay there, waiting such a cure, healed on the Sabbath
by Jesus, who commanded him to carry home his couch. Hence some al-
tercation of the Jews,-first with the man-afterwards with Jesus. Jesus al-
leges the example of his Father, from whom he derives both the power where-
by he acts, and the wisdom wherewith he teaches. His mission proved by
-1. the testimony of John; 2. the miracles he wrought ; 3. the decla-
ration of the Father at his baptism ; 4. the Jewish Scriptures,
Section V. The People fed in the Desert.-Ch. vi. vi. 1.
Jesus feeds five thousand miraculously in the desert. While his disciples
embark, he retires from the multitude, who intend by force to make him