Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young   By:

Book cover

First Page:

THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE YOUNG

BY

THE REV. RICHARD NEWTON, D.D.

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY

VOL. III

THE GALLERY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST

VOLUME III

CONTENTS:

I THE APOSTLES CHOSEN

II THE GREAT TEACHER

III CHRIST TEACHING BY PARABLES

IV CHRIST TEACHING BY MIRACLES

V CHRIST TEACHING LIBERALITY

VI CHRIST TEACHING HUMILITY

VII CHRIST AND THE LITTLE CHILDREN

VIII THE TRANSFIGURATION

IX THE LESSONS FROM OLIVET

X THE LORD'S SUPPER

ILLUSTRATIONS:

MAP OF PALESTINE, IN COLORS

41. THE WOMAN OF CANAAN

42. SIMON PETER'S FAITH IN CHRIST

43. THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST

44. JESUS HEALETH A LUNATIC

45. LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN AMONG YOU

46. ONE OF TEN LEPERS CURED IS GRATEFUL

47. JESUS, MARTHA, MARY, AND LAZARUS

48. JESUS BLESSETH LITTLE CHILDREN

49. THE RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS, FOUR DAYS DEAD

50. CONVERSION OF ZACCHAEUS, A PUBLICAN

51. JESUS RESTORETH SIGHT TO BARTIMAEUS

52. CHRIST'S TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM

53. CHRIST AVOUCHETH HIS AUTHORITY

54. AT NIGHT, JESUS ABODE ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES

55. JESUS WASHETH HIS DISCIPLES' FEET

56. THE BETRAYAL FORETOLD AT THE SUPPER

57. IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE

58. THE ARREST OF JESUS

59. JESUS EXAMINED BY CAIAPHAS

60. JESUS IS THRICE DENIED BY PETER

THE APOSTLES CHOSEN

As soon as he returned victorious from the temptation in the wilderness, Jesus entered on the work of his public ministry. We find him, at once, preaching to the people, healing the sick, and doing many wonderful works. The commencement of his ministry is thus described by St. Matt. iv: 23 25. "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan." What a blessed beginning of the most blessed of all ministries this was! He came to bless our world. He did bless it, as no one else could have done. And here, we see, how he entered on his work.

And one of the first things he did, after thus beginning his ministry, was to gather his disciples round him. The first two that we find named among his disciples are John and Andrew. They had been disciples of John the Baptist. Their master pointed them to Jesus, and said "Behold the Lamb of God." When they heard this they followed Jesus, and became his disciples. When Andrew met with his brother Simon Peter, he said to him "we have found the Messias the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus." After this we are told that "Jesus findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me." He was an acquaintance of Andrew and Peter, and lived in the same town with them. He obeyed the call at once and became one of the disciples of Jesus.

Philip had a friend named Nathanael. The next time he met him, he said, "we have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." But Nazareth was a despised place, and had a bad reputation. Nathanael had a very poor opinion of the place, and he asked "Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip saith unto him "Come and see."

And this is what we should say to persons when we wish them to become Christians. There is so much that is lovely and excellent in Jesus that if people will only "come and see," if they will only prove for themselves what a glorious Saviour he is, they will find it impossible to help loving and serving him. Nathanael came to Jesus. And when he heard the wonderful words that Jesus spoke to him he was converted at once, and expressed his wonder by saying "Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books