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comparatively little good is to be expected by the set discourses of the Minister of Religion. Every person then, engaged in aiding our invaluable Sunday School institutions, does in a sense Feed the flock of God; and in proportion as they are well taught, depend the firmness—the durability, and the prosperity of CARISTIAN Truth, in our highly-favoured country.
Therefore, as a help for those who have to teach others; and also to supply an interesting Religious volume for the generality of readers; the "Sacred Records” are presented in an enlarged form, a second time to the Public; in humble dependance, that the Almighty Teacher, the fountain, and foundation, of all wisdom, and knowledge, will render the work useful, and crown it with His Blessing.
Augustus shuts up the temple of Janus, 1, note.
his determination to tax the empire, 6.
decree subserves God's purposes, 7.
his declaration on hearing of Herod's cruelty, 19, note.
refuses the title of Lord on hearing of Christ, do.
Angels rejoice at the birth of Christ, 9.
good and bad ones, their employment, 189, note.
one of them appears to Christ in the garden, 344.
declare Christ's resurrection, 396, 399.
Andrew and John follow Him, 59.
Alms-giving, no ground to merit heaven, 239, note.
Asses, some particulars of, in reference to Christ's riding, 273, note.
Abomination of desolation, 302, note.
Apostles, Peter, Andrew, James, and John called, 87.
meaning of the term, 109.
the twelve chosen,-import of their names, 109, 110,
sent forth to preach, 152.
return with an account of their success, 156.
murmur at Christ's discourse, 163.
depressed with sorrow on hearing of His expected suf-
ferings, 187, 256, 330, 333.
expect a temporal kingdom, 257.
their contention, who should be greatest, 188, 335.
triumphantly shout, on their Master's entry to Jerusa-
Philip and Andrew conduct the Greeks to Him, 277.
two sent to prepare the Passover, 330.
Apostles, questioned by Jesus of their wants while preaching, 336.
mention two swords for defence, 336.
their sorrow and silence mildly reproved, 937.
consult on Christ's words, 338.
sleep in the garden, instead of watching, 344.
ask to defend themselves with the sword, 346.
all forsake their Master, 347.
and others, under a dismal cloud of sorrow, 385.
two hasten to Jerusalem to tell of His resurrection, 403.
several remain unbelieving, 403.
assembled privately together, when Jesus appears, 403,
commission of, 405, note.
leave Judea for Galilee, 407.
their last question to Christ respecting a temporal king-
Ash-wednesday (day of ashes,) 315, note.
Adjuration, what it means, 349, note.
Arimathea, 381, note.
Bethlehem, 6, note.
Baptism of Christ by John, 46.
Bethabara, 52, note.
Bethsaida, 53, note.
Books of Old Testament, &c., 83, note.
Bethesda, pool of, 100, note.
Bethany, 254, note.
Bartimeus, cured of blindness, 260,
Bethphage, 273, note.
Blasphemy of Infidels answered, 273, note.
Blessings of the poor,—their value, &c. 242, note.
Bottles, their kinds, 145, note.
Barrabbas, a murderer, preferred to Christ, 362, 366.,.;, .
Beauty (personal) of Christ, 417.
Chap. I.-A.D. 1: AUGUSTUS ROMAN EMPEROR.
Christ, his birth, 7.
Christ, his names, meaning of, 9, 10.
presentation, &c., fulfils prophecy, 10, 11, nole.
redeemed by 5 shekels, &c., 11.
office testified in the temple by Simeon and Anna, 11.
appearance alarms Herod, 15.
sought and worshipped by the wise men, 14, 16, 17.
ordered by God to be removed into Egypt, 18.
destruction, sought by Herod, 19, 20.
called a Nazarene, 21.
manifests wonderful powers of mind, 22.
found in the temple by His parents, 23.
employment only hinted at till the first year of His minis-
CHAP. II.-A. D. 29 : Tiberius 15, 16.
First Year of His Ministry.
testified of loy John, 46, 52, 53.
by the Holy Spirit, 47.
manifestation, prophecied by Daniel, 48, note.
temptation by Satan, 49, 50, 51.
discovers Himself to Andrew, John, Peter, and Bartholo-
mew, and calls Philip, 53, 54.
designates Himself the son of man, 53, 54.
performs His first miracle at Cana, 55.
departs to Capernaum, 56, 84, 88, 123.
CHAP. III.-A. D. 30: TIBERIUS 16, 17.
First Passover after His Baptism.
manifests His authority at the temple, 61, 62.
speaks of Himself under that figure, 61, 62.
discourses with Nicodemus, 67, 70.
does not confide in His followers, 67, 70.
delegates the office of baptizing to the disciples, 70.
retires to Galilee, passing through Samaria, 71,
discourses with the woman there, 72, 73, 74, 75.
converts many at Sychar, and remains there two days, 76,
Christ heals a nobleman's son at Cana, 79.
Chap. IV.-A.D. 30: TIBERIUS 16, 17.
Second Year of His ministry.
preaches repentance in the synagogues of Galilee, 82.
at Nazareth, reads and expounds Isaiah xli, 1.; 83:
regarded only as a carpenter, and threatened with
his townsmen, 84.
makes Capernaum His chief resort, 86.
preaches to the people out of Peter's vessel, seals his doc-
trine by a miracle, and abates Peter's fears, 87.
chooses Andrew, Peter, James, and John for diseiples, 87.
preaches in the synagogues of Capernaum, 88
casts out and commands the silence of an impure spirit, 89,
cures Peter's mother-in-law, and many other diseased, 89,
retires early in the morning for prayer 89, 90.
desired to stay in Capernaum, but proceeds through Gali-
cures a leprous man, 91.
retires for fasting and prayer, 92.
privately re-enters Capernaum, 93.
cures a paralytic, and forgives his sins, 94.
reproves the envious Scribes and Pharisees, 95.
calls Matthew to be an apostle, 96.
returns to Jerusalem, 96.
CHAP. 5.-A.D. 31 : TIBERIUS 17, 18.
Second Passover after. His Baptism.
heals a man at Bethesda's pool.
persecuted before the council for it; defends Himself, and