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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

Lucifer.-His defeat and expulsion.-Free agency of man insured.--The
Beloved 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 vassal.

age 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.-Annuncia.

tion 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

Father's proclamation.-Descent of the Holy Ghost.–Sign of the dove.--
Temptations of Christ

121-137

Chapter 11.

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

nificance of title.-Miracle of transmuting water into wine.--Miracles
in general

138-152

Chapter 12.
EARLY INCIDENTS IN OUR LORD'S PUBLIC MINISTRY.
First clearing of the 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 sub.
dued in Capernaum.-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.-

Accusations 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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Chapter 16.

THE CHOSEN TWELVE.

Their call and ordination.—The Twelve considered individually.—Their char.
acteristics 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 superseded 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 resurrection.-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 Herod.
ians.-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 trans-
figuration.-Elias and Elijah.—The Lesser and the Higher Priest-
hood

370-377

Chapter 24.

FROM SUNSHINE TO SHADOW.
Youthful demoniac healed.-Further prediction of Christ's death and resur-

rection.—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

Sabbath desecration.-Living water for the spiritually thirsty.-Plans to
arrest Tesus.-Nicodemus protests.-Woman taken in adultery.-Christ
the light of the world.-The truth shall make men free.--Christ's
seniority over Abraham.-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.-
Parable of Good Samaritan.-Martha and Mary.--Ask and receive.-
Parable of Friend at Midnight.--Criticism on Pharisees and lawyers.-
Parable of Foolish 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

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
agitated over the miracle.--Prophecy by Caiaphas, the high priest.-
Jesus in retirement at Ephraim

487-501

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Chapter 29.

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 tribute 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.-Chil-

dren 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 LORD'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 predicted

544-568

Chapter 32.
FURTHER INSTRUCTION TO THE APOSTLES.
Prophecies relating to destruction of Jerusalem and the Lord's future ad-

vent.-Watch!-Parable of Ten Virgins.-Of the Entrusted Talents.--
The inevitable 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 con-
viction.-Peter's denial of his Lord.—Christ's first arraignment before
Pilate.-Before Herod.-Second appearance before Pilate.-Pilate's sur-
render to Jewish clamor.-The sentence of crucifixion.-Suicide of
Judas Iscariot

621-651

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