Page images

Giving Sight to the Blind. How the DARKNESS of Sin is dispelled, and the Soul: illuminated by Divine GRACE

139 Two blind Men bealed at Jericho

ibid. A blind Man bealed at Bethsaida

140 One born Blind is healed

141 Raifing the Dead. The Widows Son of Nain raised to Life

143 Christ raiseth from Death the Daughter of Jairus, and beals a Woman of her bloody Issue

144 JOHN XI. Christ raiseth Lazarus. Many Jews be

lieve. The Chief Priests and Pharisees gather a

Council against Christ. Caiaphas prophesietb 146 How the Souls of Believers are raised from the Death

of Sin, to a SPIRITUAL and Divine LIFE

CHRIST, by divers PARABLES, represents the

Spiritual Nature of his Kingdom. Many of which are explained and applied to their juft and SPIRITUAL Meaning by our Saviour ; and to which many Places in the New Testament refer

151 Christ's Parabolical Sermon to the Multitade by the Sea.

fide, of the Sower, with the Explanation of it ibid. of the Tares.

157 of the Children playing in the Market-place 159 Parable of the Fig Tree

ibid. Of the Feast, and of the Great Supper of the Loft Sheep. Of the pieces of Silver. Of the Prodigal Son

162 Of the Unjust Steward

165 Of the Rich Glutton and Lazarus

166 of the Unjust 7 udge

169 of the Pharisee and Publican

ibid. of the Ten Pieces

170 of the Labourers in the Vineyard

172 of the Two Sons that were commanded to go into the



He avows himself to be the Messiah, represented by

the Prophets under the Emblem of a SHEPHERD; and

in this Parable describes the PASTORAL Office, and

the Character of false Teachers and Hirelings 204*

His Answer to the Pharisees Question about paying

Tribute to Cesar


Christ reproves and refutes the grofs Opinion of the

Sadducees concerning the Resurrection, and repre-

sents the glorious State of Believers in the Celestial



His Answer to the Scribe, concerning the gredtest



Jesus questions the Pharisees concerning Christ, whose

Son be fould be


He disputes with the Pharisees concerning Divorce-


In the House of a Pharisee, Mary Magdalene anoints

our Saviour's Feet, and wasbeth them with her




Christ being asked whether but few should be faved,

commands all to strive to enter in at the strait Gato;

and describes the Doom of all FORMAL PROFES-



of the Spiritual Warfare

. ibid.

The great Sin of IMPENITENCY and UNBELIEF, and

the fevere 7 udgments denounced against then 219

His Answer to the Scribes and Pharisees upon their

demanding what Authority he had


The Conversion of Zaccheus, a Publican

Christ instructs those that come to him, to perfevere in

their Duty, and carefully avoid all Delays 224

How bard is it for them that TRUST in Riches to

enter into the Kingdom of God


Of avoiding Offences. Forgiveness of Trespasses. Of

the Power of Faith, and the Efficacy of Prayer 229

Luke XII. Christ teacheth his Disciples to avoid

Hypocrisy, and Fearfulness in publishing his Doce




He warnetb the People to beware of Covetousness, by the

Parable of the rich Man who pul'd down bis Barns, and built greater

ibid. That we must not be over careful about earthly Things;

but seek the Kingdom of God. Give Alms. Be ready to open to our Lord whenever he cometh. Christ's Ministers are to take care to their Charge, and to expect Perfecution. The People must not negleft the Time of Grace, because it is a fearful Thing to die without Reconciliation

ibid. Of the Leaven of the Pharisees, which is Hypocrisy ibid. of the Divine Omniscience

234 To fear God only

235 of the Providence of God over all his Creatures 238 Not to be ashamed of Christ and his Words, but openly to confess him

239 Of the Sin against the Holy Ghost

241 of the Duty of Watchfulness, and looking for Christ's Second Coming

244 The Disciples being angry at James and John, for the

Request made by their Motber, our Saviour forbids their affecting any Superiority

248 The Disciples contending who should be the greatest,

Christ teaches them to be meek and HUMBLE, by the Example of LITTLE CHILDREN, which is enforced by an Instance of bis own profound HUMILITY, in washing his Disciples Feet

249 He Neweth who is fit to be bis Disciple

254 Peter's Confession of Christ

ibid. Christ being told that his Mother and Brethren defired

to speak with him, he teaches bis Disciples, that

those that do the Will of God are his Brethren 255 He teaching in the Synagogue, many of his Country

men are astonished at his great Wisdom, and the mighty Works performed by him; but will not believe bim to be the Messiah, because of his mean Birth

257 He payeth Tribute

258 Our

[merged small][ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »