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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

INTRODUCTION.

Historicity of Jesus the Christ.-Scope and purpose of the present treatise

1-5

CHAPTER 2.

PREEXISTENCE AND FOREORDINATION OF THE CHRIST.
Antemortal existence of spirits.—Primeval council in heaven.-Rebellion of Lu-

cifer.-His defeat and expulsion.-Free agency of man insured.—The Be.
loved Son chosen to be the Savior and Redeemer of mankind

6-16

CHAPTER 3.

THE NEED OF A REDEEMER.
Spirits of diverse capacities.-Entrance of sin into the world foreseen.--God's

foreknowledge not a determining cause.--Creation of man in the flesh. -
Fall of man.-Atonement necessary.-Jesus Christ the only Being eligible
as Redeemer and Savior.-Universal resurrection provided

17-31

CHAPTER 4.

THE ANTEMORTAL GODSHIP OF CHRIST.

The Godhead.- Jesus Christ the Word of power.-Jesus Christ the Creator.-

Jehovah.—The Eternal I AM.-Proclamations of Jesus Christ by the
Father

32-41

CHAPTER 5.

EARTHLY ADVENT OF THE CHRIST PREDICTED,

Biblical prophecies.-Revelation to Enoch.—The Prophet predicted by Moses.-
Sacrifices as prototypes.--Book of Mormon predictions

42-56

CHAPTER 6.

THE MERIDIAN OF TIME.

Significance of the designation.-Epitome of Israel's history.--- Jews in vassalage

to Rome.-Scribes and rabbis.-Pharisees and Sadducees-Other sects and
parties

57-74

CHAPTER 7.

GABRIEL'S ANNUNCIATION OF JOHN AND OF JESUS.
Angelic visitation to Zacharias.-Birth of John the forerunner.—Annunciation

to Mary the Virgin.-Mary and Joseph.--Their genealogies.-- Jesus Christ
heir to the throne of David

75-90
CHAPTER 8.

THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM.
Birth of Jesus Christ.-His presentation in the temple.- Visit of the magi. -

Herod's evil designs.-- The Child taken into Egypt.—Birth of Christ made
known to Nephites.-Time of the birth

91-109

CHAPTER 9.

THE BOY OF NAZARETH.
Jesus to be called a Nazarene.-At the temple when twelve years of age.— Jesus
and the doctors of the law.- Jesus of Nazareth

110-120

CHAPTER 10.

IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDEA.
John the Baptist.—The voice in the wilderness.—Baptism of Jesus.—The Fath-

er's proclamation.-Descent of the Holy Gnost.-Sign of the dove.--Temp-
tations of Christ

121-137

CHAPTER 11.

FROM JUDEA TO GALILEE.
John Baptist's testimony of Christ.–First disciples. The Son of Man, signifi-

She

cance of title.-- Miracle of transmuting water into wine.-Miracles in gen-
eral

138-152

CHAPTER 12.

EARLY INCIDENTS IN OUR LORD'S PUBLIC MINISTRY.
First clearing of tne temple. - Jesus and Nicodemus.—John Baptist's disciples in

disputation.- John's tribute to and repeated testimony of the Christ 153-171

CHAPTER 13.

HONORED BY STRANGERS, REJECTED BY HIS OWN.
Jesus and the Samaritan woman.-Among the Samaritans.-While at Cana

Christ heals a nobleman's son in Capernaum.--At Nazareth Christ preaches
in synagog.- -Nazarenes attempt to kill Him.—Demons subdued in Caper-
naum.-Demoniacal possession

172-187

CHAPTER 14.
CONTINUATION OF OUR LORD'S MINISTRY IN GALILEE.
A leper healed.-Leprosy.--Palsied man healed and forgiven.-Imputation of

blasphemy.-Publicans and sinners.--Old cloth, old bottles, and the new.-
Preliminary call of disciples.-Fishers of men

188-202

CHAPTER 15.

LORD OF THE SABBATH.
Sabbath distinctively sacred to Israel.-Cripple healed on Sabbath day.--Accusa-

tions by the Jews and the Lord's reply thereto.--Disciples charged with
Sabbath-breaking.-Man with a withered hand healed on Sabbath day 203-216

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THE CHOSEN TWELVE,
Their call and ordination.—The Twelve considered individually.—Their charac-
teristics in general.-Disciples and apostles

217-229

CHAPTER 17.

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

The Beatitudes.-Dignity and responsibility in the ministry.—The Mosaic law su-

perseded by the gospel of Christ.--Sincerity of purpose. —The Lord's Prayer.
-True wealth.-Promise and re-assurance.--Hearing and doing 230-248

CHAPTER 18.

AS ONE HAVING AUTHORITY.
Healing of centurion's servant.--Young man of Nain raised from the dead.-

John Baptist's message to Jesus.—The Lord's commentary thereon.—Death
of John Baptist.--Jesus in house of Simon the Pharisee.-Penitent woman
forgiven.-Christ's authority ascribed to Beelzebub.—The sin against the
Holy Ghost.--Sign-seekers

249-280

CHAPTER 19.

“HE SPAKE MANY THINGS UNTO THEM IN PARABLES."
The Sower.-Wheat and Tares.-Seed growing secretly.-Mustard Seed.--

Leaven.-Hidden Treasure.- Pearl of Great Price.-Gospel Net.-The
Lord s purpose in parabolic teaching.–Parables in general

281-304

CHAPTER 20.

"PEACE, BE STILL.”
Candidates for discipleship.-Stilling the storm.-Quieting the demons in region

of Gadara.-Raising of daughter of Jairus.--Restoration to life and resur.
rection.-A woman healed amidst the throng.---Blind see and dumb speak

305-326

CHAPTER 21.
THE APOSTOLIC MISSION, AND EVENTS RELATED THERETO.
Jesus again in Nazareth.—The Twelve charged and sent out.--Their return.-

Five thousand people miraculously fed.- Miracle of walking upon the water.
--People seek Christ for more loaves and fishes.-Christ the bread of life.
- Many disciples turn away

327-348

CHAPTER 22.

A PERIOD OF DARKENING OPPOSITION.
Ceremonial washings.-Pharisees rebuked.--Jesus in borders of Tyre and Sidon.

--Daughter of Syro-Phenician woman healed.—Miracles wrought in coasts
of Decapolis.--Four thousand people miraculously fed.—More seekers after
signs.—Leaven of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians.—Peter's great
confession, "Thou art the Christ"

349-369
CHAPTER 23.

THE TRANSFIGURATION.
Visitation of Moses and Elijah.—The Father again proclaims the Son.—The

apostles temporarily restrained from testifying concerning the transfigura.
tion.-Elias and Elijah.—The Lesser and the Higher Priesthood 370-377

CHAPTER 24.

FROM SUNSHINE TO SHADOW.

Youthful demoniac healed.-Further prediction of Christ's death and resurrec-

tion.—The tribute money; supplied by a miracle.-Humility illustrated by a
little child.-Parable of the Lost Sheep.-In Christ's name.-My brother
and I.-Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

378-397

CHAPTER 25.

JESUS AGAIN IN JERUSALEM.
Departure from Galilee.-At the Feast of Tabernacles.--Another charge of Sab-

bath desecration.—Living water for the spiritually thirsty.-Plans to arrest
Jesus.—Nicodemus protests.-Woman taken in adultery.-Christ the light of
the world.—The truth shall make men free.-Christ's seniority over Abra-
ham.--Sight restored on Sabbath day-Physical and spiritual blindness.-
Shepherd and sheep-herder.—Christ the Good Shepherd.—His inherent
power over life and death.--Sheep of another fold

398-422

CHAPTER 26.
OUR LORD'S MINISTRY IN PEREA AND JUDEA.
Jesus rejected in Samaria.-James and John reproved for revengeful desire.

The Seventy charged and sent.--Their return.-A lawyer's question.—Para-
ble of Good Samaritan.--Martha and Mary.--Ask and receive.—Parable of
Friend at Midnight.-Criticism on Pharisees and lawyers.—Parable of Fool-
ish Rich Man.-The unrepentant to perish.—Parable of Barren Fig Tree.-
A woman healed on the Sabbath.-Many or few to be saved ?- Jesus warned
of Herod's design

423-448

CHAPTER 27.
CONTINUATION OF THE PEREAN AND JUDEAN MINISTRY.
In the house of one of the chief Pharisees.--Parable of the Great Supper. -

Counting the cost.---Salvation even for publicans and sinners.--Parable of
the Lost Sheep repeated.-Of the Lost Coin.-Of the Prodigal Son.-Of the
Unrighteous Steward.--Of the Rich Man and Lazarus.-Of the Unprofitable
Servants.—Ten lepers healed.-Parable of the Pharisee and Publican.-On
marriage and divorce.-- Jesus and the little ones.-The rich young ruler.--
First may be last and last first.-Parable of the Laborers

449.486

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CHAPTER 28.

THE LAST WINTER.
At the Feast of Dedication.-Sheep know the Shepherd's Voice.—The Lord's

retirement in Perea.--Lazarus raised from the dead.-Jewish hierarchy agi-
tated over the miracle.-Prophecy by Caiaphas, the high priest.–Jesus in
retirement at Ephraim

487-501

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ON TO JERUSALEM.
Jesus again foretells His death and resurrection.--Aspiring request of James and

John.--Sight restored near Jericho.—Zaccheus the chief publican.-Parable
of the Pounds.-The supper in the house of Simon the leper.-Mary's trib-
ute in anointing Jesus.-Iscariot's protest.-Christ's triumphal entry into
Jerusalem.--Certain Greeks seek interview with Jesus.-The Voice from
heaven

502-523

CHAPTER 30.

JESUS RETURNS TO THE TEMPLE DAILY.
A leafy but fruitless fig tree cursed.--Second clearing of the temple.-Children

shout Hosanna.-Christ's authority challenged by the rulers.--Parable of
the two sons. Of the Wicked Husbandmen.-The rejected Stone to be
head of the corner.-Parable of the Royal Marriage Feast.—The wedding
garment lacking

524-543
CHAPTER 31.
THE CLOSE OF OUR LO D'S PUBLIC MINISTRY.
Pharisees and Herodians in conspiracy.--Cæsar to have his due.—The image on

the coin.-Sadducees and the resurrection.--Levirate marriages.—The great
commandment.-Jesus turns questioner.--Scathing denunciation of scribes
and Pharisees, hypocrites !--Lamentation over Jerusalem.—The widow's
mites.—Christ's final withdrawal from temple. -Destruction of temple pre-
dicted

544-568

CHAPTER 32.

FURTHER INSTRUCTION TO THE APOSTLES.

Prophecies relating to destruction of Jerusalem and the Lord's future advent.-

Watch!--Parable of Ten Virgins.-Of the Entrusted Talents.-The inevit.
able judgment.-Another and specific prediction of the Lord's impending
death

569-590

CHAPTER 33.

THE LAST SUPPER AND THE BETRAYAL.

Judas Iscariot in conspiracy with the Jews.-Preparations for the Lord's last

Passover.-The last supper of Jesus with the Twelve.—The traitor designated.
-Ordinance of washing of feet.—Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.—The
betrayer goes out into the night.-Discourse following the supper.—The
High-Priestly Prayer.—The Lord's agony in Gethsemane.—The betrayal
and the arrest

591-620

CHAPTER 34.

THE TRIAL AND CONDEMNATION.

The Jewish trial.-Christ before Annas and Caiaphas.—The illegal night court.

-The morning session.-False witnesses and unrighteous conviction.-
Peter's denial of his Lord.—Christ's first arraignment before Pilate.-Be-
fore Herod.-Second appearance before Pilate. -Pilate's surrender to Jewish
clamor.-The sentence of crucifixion.-Suicide of Judas Iscariot 621-651

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