Page images
PDF
EPUB

General

Abraham, the Gentiles as children of, 390.
Achaia, 252.
Adam, 45.
Adaptation, 385, 386.
Address, see Defense; Sermon.
Æneas, healing of, 131.
Affliction, purification through, 524, 525.

see also Discipline; Trials.
Agabus, prophecy of, 397.
Aged workers, God's use for, 572-574.

see also Pioneers.
Agrippa II., 433-438.
Alexander the coppersmith, 294.
Allegiance to God alone, 238, 600.

see also Loyalty; Obedience.
Ambassadors for Christ, 360.
see also Believers; Ministers; Work-

ers.
Ananias and Sapphira, 71-73.
Ananias, of Damascus, 121, 122.
Angel, appearance of, to Cornelius, 133,

134, 138; to Peter, 135.
Peter and John delivered by, 79-82.
Angels, as attendants of ministers, 527;

of Paul, 434, 435; of Bible stu-

dents, 231.
co-operation of, with gospel workers,

107, 109.
ministry of, to Peter, 145-152; to

believers, 152-154.
Annas, the high priest, 62.
Antioch (in Pisidia), Paul and Barna-

bas in, 170-176.
Antioch (in Syria), Paul and Barna-

bas in, 155-165.
church in, center of missionary

а

Index

activity, 188.
Anxieties, wearing, 488.
Apollos, a disciple of John the Baptist,

269.
acceptance of Christianity by, 270.

in Corinth, 270-280.
Apostasy, among Christians, 504, 505.

from gospel truth, foretold, 265, 395.

Apostasy — Continued.

in Corinth, 300-304.
in Galatia, 385-388.

see also Mystery of iniquity.
Apostles, impression made by, on world,

22, 23,
ministry of, 48, 49, 165, 593, 594.
training of, 17-24.

see also Disciples.
Apostleship of Paul, 164, 165, 387, 388.
Apparel, see Dress.
Appii Forum, 448.
Aquila and Priscilla, in Corinth, 243;

in Ephesus, 269.
as gospel laborers, 270, 355.

as tentmakers, 349, 350.
Areopagus, 236.
Argument, 31, 45, 555.
Aristarchus, 293, 390, 439, 455.
Armor, the Christian, 502.
Art, in heathen world, 233, 234.
Ascension, see Christ.
Ashes of martyrs, as seed, 465.
Asia, Roman province of, gospel in, 281

297.
letters sent to, by Peter, 517.
Associates, influence of, 186, 204, 208,

218.
see also Environment.
Assos, 391, 392.
Assurance of life eternal, 533.
Athens, Paul in, 233-212,
methods followed by Paul in, 235,

236, 244.
Atonement, condition of, fulfilled, 29.
Attalia, 187.
Authority, arbitrary, 399-406.

see also Gospel order.
Authorities, civil, respect for, 69, 522.

Baal-zebub, 290, 316.
Babylon, Daniel a blessing to, 13.

Blindness, of Saul, 114-122.

of Elymas the sorcerer, 168.
Blood, forbidden as food, 191.197.
Books on magic, burning of, 288, 289.
Brethren, love of, for one another, 547-

552.
see also Believers; Christians; Disci.

ples; Workers.
Bribes, 101, 426, 427.

see also Fraud.
Brotherhood of man, 238.
Brotherly kindness, 529-533.
Builders, noble, in all ages, 595-599.
Burning, of books on magic, 288, 289.

of Rome, 487, 489, 490, 494.

Backsliders, return of, 388.

see also Apostasy.
Banishment of John, 570.
Baptism, of Cornelius, 139.

pledge at, 475, 476.
Bar-jesus, 167.
Barnabas, Paul befriended by, 129

in Antioch, 156-165.
ordination of, 161-163.
on first missionary journey, 166.
in Iconium, Listra, Derbe, 177-187.
attitude of, toward ceremonial law,

188, 198.
on second missionary journey, 201,

202.
Believers, counsels to, 469-484, 527, 528.

education of, for service, 516, 517.
faithfulness of, in Thessalonica, 255-

268; in heathen communities, 521,

522.
final deliverance of, 590.
going to law against one another, 305,

306.
in Corinth, conflicts and victories of,

298-308.
peace and joy among, 563, 564.
respect of, for civil authorities, 69,

522.
spiritual development of, 270-274,

470.
steadfastness of, 587-589.
strengthened by Peter, 514, 517.
subjection of, to trial, 576, 577.
transformation of, through love for

Christ, 332-334.
witnessing for God in every

age,
598-600.
see also Apostasy; Church; Disciples;

Liberality; Workers.
Benevolence, spirit of, 339, 342-344, 515.

see also Liberality; Offerings.
Berea, labors of Paul in, 231-233.
Bereans, nobility of, 231, 232.
Bernice, 433-438.
Bible, a safe guide, 475.
Christ's ministry a key to Old Testa-

ment, 229.
faith in, destroyed by higher criti-

cism, 474.
obedience to, 506.
presentation of, before higher classes,

241, 242.
study of, 231, 232, 521.
the sure word of prophecy, 534, 535.
transforming influence of, 203-205,

502, 503.
see also Law of God; Prophecy.
Bible workers, in cities, 158, 159.
Bithynia, 517.

Cæsar, converts from household of, 461.

468.
Paul's appeal to, 428-432.

see also Domitian; Nero.
Cæsarea (Palestina), conversion of Cor.

nelius in, 137-139.
home of Philip the evangelist, 397.

trial of Paul in, 419-427.
Caiaphas, 62.
Caleb, 53.
Canaanite woman, 19.
Cappadocia, 517.
Caste, 20, 238.
Centurion, of Capernaum, 19.

see also Cornelius; Julius.
Ceremonialism, among Jews, 14, 15, 78.
Ceremonial law, 228.
attitude of early Christians toward,

188-200.
Character, development of, 483, 529-533.

of disciples, varied, 20.
of God, to be reflected by church, 9;

by Israel, 13.
of John, 540-545.
see also Growth; Holiness: Perfec-

tion; Sanctification; Transforma

tion.
Charge, of Christ to disciples, 25-34.
of David to men in responsibility, 94;

to Solomon, 95.
of Paul to Timothy, 503,

see also Ordination,
Charity, 318, 319, 529-533,

see also Love.
Cheerfulness, influence of, 464, 465.
Chloe, household of, 300, 302.
Christ, acceptance of, by remnant from

among Israel, 374-382.
appearance of, to disciples after res-

urrection, 26; to John on Patmos,

Christians Continued.

aggressive missionaries, 109, 110.
and slavery, 457-460.
apostasy among, 504, 505.
going to law against one another,

305-307.
high standards of, 298-334, 478, 518-

520.
labors of early, 578-580.
proscription of, under Nero, 489.
scattering of, from Jerusalem, 103-

106.
spiritual advancement of, 478.
strength of, under persecution, 85.
ste also Believers; Christianity; Dis-

ciples; Workers.
Christianity, triumphs of, 466-468; in

church Corinth, 325-334, in

Ephesus, 288.
uniting influence of, 95, 96.
victory of, over paganism, 240.

see also Christians; Gospel.
Church, additions to, at Pentecost, 44, 45.

apostasy in, foretold, 395.
arbitrary control, 199, 200.
as channel of divine grace, 600.
as channel of communication between

God and man, 120-122, 163.
at Ephesus, in charge of Timothy,

498.
at Jerusalem, a model of organiza-

tion, 91.
at Philippi, 218, 219.
authority of, 122, 196.
bestowal of early and latter rain

upon, 54, 55,
building of, through the ages, 595.

599.
Christ the foundation of, 64, 175,

176, 595, 596.
compared to a cultivated field, 275 ;

to a building, 275; to candle
stick, 585; to the human body, 317,

Christ — Continued.

581-583; to Saul of Tarsus, 114-

117.
as advocate, 552, 553.
as an educator, 17, 18, 45.
as an example to ministers, 359, 360.
as Creator, 471.
as foundation of church, 595, 596.
as Messiah of prophec;, 436, 437.
as priest and victim, 33.
ascension of, 32, 33, 38.
attitude of heathen toward, 244, 245.
authority of, 29.
burden of, for disciples, 20, 21.
counsels of, to Peter, 515, 516.
courage of, 23.
cross of, theme of Paul's preaching,

208, 209.
death of, why a surprise to disciples,

25, 26.
exaltation of, by Paul, 471, 472, 483,

484, 494-496; by Peter, 78, 516,

517.
gift of, 519.
inauguration of, 38, 39.
in midst of churches, 585, 586.
interview of, with Nicodemus, 104.
lessons of, 544.
love of, for John, 539.
necessity of beholding, 532, 533.
plottings of priests against, 66.
power in name of, 28.
prayers of, for fresh supplies of

grace, 56.
prophecies concerning, 26, 27, 115.

120, 221-228, 247, 381, 382, 436,

437, 451, 452,
raising of Lazarus by, 66.
source of disciples' success, 29.
sacrifice of, 29, 472.
second advent of, 33, 111, 228, 229,

260, 264-267, 536, 537.
sustained by love for souls, 601.
sympathy of, 472.
the foundation, of the Jewish econ-

omy, 14, 120, 227, 228; of the

church, 64, 175, 176, 595, 596.
the sinner's hope, 301-308.
the theme of Paul in Corinth, 244-

248; before Agrippa, 436, 437.
training of John by, 540-545.
triumph of Corinthian believers

through beholding, 327-334.
wall of separation disregarded by, 19.
see also Ambassadors; Cross; Holy

Spirit.
Christians, first use of name, in Anti-

och, 157.
accused of burning Rome, 487.
a fountain of life to world, 13.

318.
consolation for, in the Revelation,

583-592.
counsels to believers, 323-334.
deceivers in, 473, 474.
defective, yet loved by God, 587, 588.
disorderly elements in, 196, 197.
early zeal of, 578-580.
ecclesiastical power vested in, 162-

164,
establishment of, in Corinth, 252,

254; in Ephesus, 291.
faith of, confirmed by John, 568, 569.
final triumph of, 593-602.
financial support of, 70, 74, 75, 335.

358.

a

Church Continued.

God's purpose for, 9-16,
growth of, through wise leadership,

88, 89.
individual safety in combined

wis-
dom of many, 279.
John's prophetic messages to, 585-

592.
loyalty of, 600.
mission of, to world, 9, 13.
nationalities in early, 87.
needs of, 507.
neglect of, to appreciate blessings,

417, 418.
organization of, in Corinth, 274; in

Lycaonia and Pisidia, 185-187; in

Thessalonica, 261,
pastoral watchcare over, 205, 206.
peculiar trials of Corinthian believ-

ers, 298-308.
perilous times before, in John's day,

553, 554.
perils before, 502, 503; in last days,

554, 555.
persecution of, under Nero, 487, 489,

490; under Domitian, 568-570.
preparation of, for persecution, 528.
protection of, by Nicodemus, 104, 105.
responsibilities of leaders in, 92, 525,

526.
responsibilities, distribution of, 88.
spiritual prosperity of, as influenced

by liberality, 344, 345.
strength of, in service, 105.
suspicion in early, 87, 88; how

averted, 96.
to be awake to signs of times, 259.

261.
unifying power of love, 547-552.
victory of, 589-592.
wise leadership a means of enlarg.

ing, 88, 89.
work of, 90.
zeal of early, 106, 109.
see also Believers ; Churches; Gospel

order,
Church elders, responsibilities of, 525,

526.
see also Gospel order.
Church-members, representatives of

God, 9, 10,
see also Believers; Christians; Dis-

ciples; Workers.
Churches, confirmation and development

of, 201, 202.
loyalty of, to general body of be-

lievers, 402.
Paul's efforts to unify, 487, 488.
solicitude of Paul for, 323-325, 453,

451.
see also Church.

Cilicia, 202.
Circumcision, controversy over, 188-200.

of Timothy, 201.
Cities, activity among lay members in,

53
as centers of gospel effort, 243-254.
discouraging features in evangeliza-

tion of, 250.
labors of Paul in Ephesus, 281-297.

labors in, by Ephesian church, 579.
Citizens, see Roman citizenship.
Civil government, see Authorities.
Clairvoyants, 290.

see also Sorcery.
Colossians, Paul's letter to, 471-478.
Comforter, coming of the, 38, 39,

see also Holy Spirit.
Commission, see Gospel commission.
Communion with God, 126, 362, 363.

by John on Patmos, 571, 572.
Holy Spirit received through, 56.

see also Prayer.
Companions of Paul on first missionary

journey, 166, 167.
in Antioch, 197.
on second missionary journey, 2016

203, 211.
in Corinth, 243, 248.
in Ephesus, 269, 282, 291, 293.
on first voyage to Rome, 439, 440.
in Rome, 454-456.
on final voyage to Rome, 489.
see also Aquila; Aristarchus; Barna-

bas; Demas; Epaphras; Epaphro.
ditus; Hermogenes; Luke; Mark;
Onesiphorus: Phygellus; Priscilla ;
Sopater; Timothy; Titus; Trophi.

mus; Tychicus.
Compromise, 404-406; of Peter at Anti-

och, 197-200.
Conciliation, 404-406.
Confession of disciples before Pentecost,

36.
Confidence, see Faith.
Conflicts, of the Christian, with forces

of evil, 298-308, 502.
see also Warfare.
Consecration, 484.
Conspiracy, see Plot.
Contest, the Christian race, 309-315.

see also Warfare.
Control of workers, see Gospel order.
Controversy, avoidance of, 45, 555.
Conversion, in Cæsar's household, 461.

468.
joy in, 476.
love an evidence of true, 262, 263,
of Corinthian believers, 250, 252.

as

Counsels - - Continued.

to ministers, 501-508.

see also Counsel; Counselors.
Counselors, choosing of, by Moses, 92-94.

experienced workers as, 572-574.
Courage, through love, 449.

in face of opposition, 230, 430-432.
in loneliness and adversity, 233-242.
of Paul on shipwrecked vessel, 442-

Conversion --- Continued.

of Cornelius, 131.142, 193,
of Lydia, 212, 213.
of pagans in Athens, 240.
of Paul, 112-122, 228, 452.
of Peter, 515, 516.
of Philippian jailer, 215-218.
of Timothy, 184, 185,
of multitudes at Pentecost, 44, 45,
of the Ethiopian, 107-109.
through untiring ministry, 370, 371.

see also Transformation.
Converts, education of, as gospel mis-

sionaries, 105.
labors for new, 262.
Paul greeted by, on Appian Way,

448, 449.
trials of, during seasons of gaiety,

291-295, 315-317.
see also Believers; Disciples; Train.

ing.
Conviction, among priests and rulers,

of divinity of Christ, 44, 45.
in mind of Felix, 422-426;

of
Agrippa, 438; of Nero, 496.
of Philippian jailer, 216; in con:

trast with Felix, 426.
see also Conversion; Paul.
Corinth, ancient games in, 309.

Apollos in, 269-280.
establishment of church in, 350.
labors of Paul in, 243-254; 372.
unselfishness of Paul's ministry in,

349-352.
see also Corinthians.
Corinthians, called to reach a higher

standard, 309-322.
characteristics of, 243-245, 250.
development of Christians

among
372.
first epistle to, 298-308.
message to, heeded, 323-334,
Paul's tenderness toward, 385.
second epistle to, 323-334.

see also Corinth.
Cornelius, conversion of, 131-142, 193.
Corner-stone, see Stone.
Corruption, moral, masked by heathen.

ism, 234, 239, 240.
see also Purity.
Council, at Jerusalem, first general, 190-

197.
&ee also Gospel order.
Counsel, sought by Timothy, 205.

safety in, 164.

see also Counsels; Counselors.
Counsels, to believers, to be steadfast,

587-589.
to Corinthian believers, 298-308.

of Peter in face of danger, 537, 538.

see also Trials.
Courtesy of Paul, 194, 241, 402-405,

408, 435-438, 456-459, 479, 480.
Covetousness, 339.
cherished by Ananias and Sapphira,

72-76.

see also Liberality.
Cranmer, 598.
Creator, communion of John with, on

Patmos, 571, 572.
exaltation of,

before heathen, 180,
237-239, 472.
Crescens, 490.
Cripple, healing of, at temple gate, 57.

69; in Lystra, 181.
Crispus, 249.
Cross, supreme benevolence taught by,

339.
exaltation of, before Gentiles, 201.

210; by Paul, 245-249, 484; be-

fore Nero, 494-496.
meaning of, to-day, 77, 209, 210.
transforming power of, 333, 334.

see also Christ.
Crown of life everlasting, 311, 312, 588.
Crucifixion, of Christ, 23.

of Peter, 537, 538, 597.
Culture, in heathen world, 233-242.
Curse, end of, 592, 602.
Cyprus, spread of gospel in, 155, 156.

Paul and Barnabas in, 166-169.
Barnabas and Mark in, 202.

Damascus, early church at, 113.

first labors of Paul in, 123-125.
ministry of Ananias to Saul in, 118.

122.
vision of Paul at gate of, 114-118.
Daniel in Babylon, 13.

in den of lions, 575.
prophecies of Daniel and the Revela-

tion, 585.
Dark Ages, God's care for church dur.

ing, 11, 12, 597, 598.
persecution in, 85.
workings of Holy Spirit during, 53.

« PreviousContinue »