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GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE,
IN THE FORM OF
INTENDED TO ASSIST THE PRACTICE OF DOMESTIC
INSTRUCTION AND DEVOTION.
BY JOHN BIRD SUMNER, D.D.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
CO N T E N T S.
LECTURE 1.-i. 1-7. Short Account of St. Luke. His preface to his history. The parents of John the Baptist. Their blameless character.
LECTURE II.-i. 8–17. Purpose of John the Baptist's mission, declared by the angel to
his father Zacharias : viz. to turn the heart of the fathers to the children : 2, to turn the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just: 3, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
LECTURE III.-i. 18438. Zacharias doubts the angel's word, and becomes dumb. The
purpose of God is declared to Mary, that she should become the mother of Jesus, by an immaculate conception.
LECTURE IV.-i. 39—55. Elizabeth blesses Mary. Mary's hymn of thanksgiving and praise.
LECTURE V.-i. 56-80. The Baptist is born, and named John. Zacharias's prophetic hymn, declaring the purpose of his birth.
The birth of Jesus. Announced by angels to shepherds. The
angel's hymn—I. Glory to God in the highest. Peace on
earth. 3. Good will towards men.
The shepherds visit Bethlehem, and are satisfied.
sentation of Jesus in the temple—compared to Christian bap-
Childhood and early youth of Jesus. He astonishes the teachers
in the temple at Jerusalem : and excuses himself to his mo-
ther, as having been engaged in his Father's business. He
returns with them to Nazareth.
John the Baptist exhorts to repentance. Gives advice, 1, to the
John directs the people to Jesus, who should baptize with the
LECTURE XII.- jii. 21—38.
God, by the descent of the Holy Ghost, declares himself well
pleased with Jesus: 1, as a sacrifice for sin : 2, as a pattern
of righteousness. The genealogy of Jesus by the side of
The temptation of Jesus. Teaches all to expect, and to resist,
temptation. Departure of Satan.
Jesus declares at Nazareth the purpose of his incarnation. He
Jesus casts out unclean spirits at Capernaum. The people de-
sire him to remain among
LECTURE XVII.-y. 12—26.
The healing of a leper. The sins of a paralytic man for-
Matthew the publican is chosen to be an apostle. The mur-
muring of the Pharisees gives occasion to declare the design of
A centurion's servant healed. The widow of Nain's son restored
John the Baptist's disciples visit Jesus. Wisdom is justified of