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Julian Pe. future opportunity. The age is characterized by benevolent Asia Wiege riod, 4799. intention, and active exertion. Insuperable difficulties appear VulgarÆra, to prevent the accomplishment of the only plan, by which the 96.

greatest, most permanent, and certain good would be effected;
namely, that all the designs of approveable usefulness, which are
now attempted by various popular societies and by pious indivi-
duals, should be conducted by a national Church in its corpo-
rate form. The spirit of Christian zeal should be made ihe
bond of union at home; wbile it devises schemes of benevolence
abroad. I could suggest much on this subject, if I was not fully
aware, that tbe most useful and unobjectionable desigos, must be
considered visionary, when they appear to be impracticable.

With respect to the future, I consider history to be the only in-
terpreter of prophecy, and I dare not be guilty of the presumption
of asserting what God has not revealed. Some facts, however, ap-
pear to be so plaiply predicted, that we may confidently affirm
they will certainly take place. The eventual conversion of the
'Jews-the overtbrow of the Mohammedan power in the East
the overthrow of Romanism, the apostacy of the West, and of
idolatry and infidelity over the whole world, may be anticipated
by every believer in Scripture. But through what variety of
untried ways it may please God, that the visible Church should
pass, is not related. The Millenium, or universal reign of virtue,
is the most rational opinion which mag can form, who believes
in a Providence, and is satisfied of the true Christian doctrine
of the original dignity, and present degradation of man, as a spi-
ritual though fallen Being. The blood of the atonement cannot
have been shed in vain. The revolted province of earth must
be recovered to the dominion of tbe King of kings, from the
Prince of Darkness. The time must arrive when the progress
of knowledge shall have banished ignorance; and the influence
of holiness and virtue, be more prevalent, than that of wickedness
and vice. Then will the perfection of the human race be com-
pleted, and evil be overruled by good. Then the human race shall
have attained to the highest state of good which this lower ex-
istence can afford them; and after the object of man's creation
shall bave thus beon answered, and the tree of life bloom again
in this Paradise, where it was first planted; the fulness of time
will have come, when tho enlarged and purified faculties of man,
shall be prepared for a higher state of existence ; and the bca-
ven and the earth shall pass away, but the word of these pro-
phecies shall last for ever, thongh clouds and darkness, and
thick darkness, may now veil His glory from the reasou and
curiosity of man. The happiness of man is the object of all the
dispensations of God; and the temporary existence of evil, can-
not counteract the designs of Omnipotence. Our Father which
art iv heaven, may thy kingdom of glory come.

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XVII. History of Christ at the age of twelve Luke ii. 41-52. Jerusalem. 4720

Years.
XVIII. Commencement of the Ministry of John Matt. iii. 1-12. The Wilder-4739
the Baptist.

Mark i. 2-8. ness of Ju-

Luke iii. 1-18. dea.
XIX. The Baptism of Christ.

Matt. ïïi. 13, to Bethabara,

the end. where the
Mark i. 9-11, ark had
Lukeiñ. 21, 22, rested, on its
and pt. of 23. passage from

the Wilder-
ness into Ca-

naan.
XX. The Temptation of Christ.

Matt. iv. 1-11. The Wilder-
Marki. 12, 13. ness.
Luke iv. 1-13.

CHAPTER II.

From the Temptation of Christ, to the commencement of his more public Ministry

after the Imprisonment of John.
1. Farther testimony of John the Baptist. John i. 19-34. Bethabara. 4739%
II. Christ obtains his first Disciples from John. John i. 35-41. Bethabara-

Road to Ga-

lilee.
III. Marriage at Cana in Galilee.

John ii. 1-11. Cana in Gali- 4749 37

lee.
IV. Christ goes down to Capernaum, and con- John ii. 12. Capernaum.

tinues there some short time.
V. The Buyers and Sellers driven from the John ii. 13. to Jerusalem.
Temple.

the end.
VI. Conversation of Christ with Nicodemus. Johnisi. 1-21. Jerusalem.
VII. John's last Testimony to Christ.

John iii. 22. to Judea.

the end.
VIII. Imprisonment of John the Baptist. Matt. xiv. 3-5.

Mark vi. 17-20.)
(Luke iii. 19.

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CHAPTER III.
From the Commencement of the more public Ministry of Christ to the Mission of

the twelve Apostles.
1. General Introduction to the History of Mat. iv. 12-17. Judea. 4740
Christ's more public Ministry.

Mark i. 14, 15.

Luke iv. 14,15.
II. Christ's Conversation with the Woman of John iv.1-42. Samaria.

Samaria.
III. Second Miracle at Cana in Galilee. John iv. 43, to Cana in Ga-

the end. lilee.
IV. First public preaching of Christ in the Luk. iv. 16-30. Nazareth.

Synagogue at Nazareth, and his Danger

there.
V. Christ sojourns at Capernaum. Luk.iv. 31, 32. Capernaum.
VI. The miraculous Draught of Fishes, and Mat. iv, 18-22. Sea of Gali-

the calling of Andrew, and Peter, James, Mark i. 17-20. lee.
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Luke v. 1-11.

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VII. The Demoniac healed at Capernaum. Mar.i. 21-28. Capernaum. 4740 27

Luk. iv. 33-38.
VIII. Peter's Mother-in-law cured of a Fever. Mt. viii. 14,15. Capernaum.

Mark i. 29-31.

Luk.iv. 38, 39.
IX. Christ teaches and performs Miracles, Mat. iv. 23-25. Galilee.
and cures throughout Galilee.

viii. 16, 17.
Marki. 32-39,
Luke iv. 40. to

the end.
x. Christ cures a Leper.

Mat. viii. 2-4. Galilee.
Mark i. 40, to

the end.

Luk. v, 12-16.
XI. The Paralytic cured, and the power of Matt. ix. 2-8. Capernaum.
Christ to forgive Sins asserted. Mark ii. 1-12.

Luk, v. 17-26.
XII. The calling of Matthew.

Matt. ix. 9. Capernaum.
Mar. ii. 13, 14,
Luke v. 27, 28.

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XIII. The infirm Man healed at the Pool of John v. 1-15. Jerusalem.

Bethesda.
XIV. Christ vindicates the Miracle, and asserts John v. 16, to Jerusalem.
the Dignity of his Office.

the end.
XV. Christ defends his Disciples for plucking Mat. xii. 1-3. In a Pro-
the Ears of Corn on the Sabbath-Day. Mar. ii. 23-28. gress.

Luke vi. 1-5.
XVI. Christ heals the withered Hand.

Matt. xii. 9-14. In a Pro-
Mark iii. 1-6. gress.

Luke vi. 6-11.
XVII. Christ is followed by great Multitudes, Matt. xii. 5-21.
whose Diseases he heals.

Mark üi. 7-12.
XVIII. Preparation for the Sermon on the Mount Mark iii. 13-19. Galilee.

-Election of the twelve Apostles. Luke vi. 12-19.
XIX. The Sermon on the Mount.

Matt. v. vi. vii. Galilee.

and viii. 1.
Luke vi. 20, to

the end.
XX. The Centurion's Servant healed. Matt. viji. 5-13. Capernaum.

Luke vii. 1-10.
XXI. (The Widow of Nain's Son is raised to life. Lukevii. 11-18. Nain.
XXII. Message from John, who was still in pri-Matt. xi. 2-6. On a Tour.
son, to Christ.

Luke vii.18-23.

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XXIII. Christ's stimony concerning John. Matt. xi. 7-15.

Luke vii.24-30.
XXIV. Christ reproaches the Jews for their Impe- Matt. xi. 16-27.
nitence and Insensibility.

Luke vii.31-35.
XXV. Christ invites all to come to him. Matt. xi. 25, to

the end.
XXVI. Christ forgives the Sins of a female Peni- Luke vii. 36,
tent, at the House of a Pharisee.

to the end.
XXVII. Christ preaches again throughout Galilee. Luke viii. 1-3.
_XXVIII. Christ cures a Demoniac--Conduct of the Matt.xii.22-45. Capernaum.
Scribes and Pharisees.

Mark iii. 19-30.

Lukexi. 14-26.
XXIX. Christ declares his faithful Disciples to be Matt. xii. 46,
his real kindred.

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Mark iii. 31, to

the end.
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XXX. Parable of the Sower.

Matt. xiii. 1-9. Sea of Gali- 4740 27
Mark iv. 1-9. lee.

Luke viji. 4-8.
XXXI. Reasons for teaching by Parables. Mt. xiii. 10-17.

Mark iv. 10-12.

Lukeviii. 9,10.
XXXII. Explanation of the Parable of the Sower. Mt. xii. 18-23.

Markiv. 13-23.
Luke viii. pt. of
ver. 9. and

xi. 15.
XXXIII. Christ directs his Hearers to practise what Markiv. 24, 25.
they hear.

Luke viii. 18.
XXXIV. Various Parables descriptive of Christ's Mt. xiii. 24-53.
Kingdom

Mark iv.26-34.
XXXV. Christ crosses the Sea of Galilee, and Mt. viii. 18-27.
calms the Tempest.

Mark iv. 36, to

the end.

Lu. viii. 22-25.
XXXVI. Christ heals the Gadarene Demoniac. Matt. viii. 28, Gadara.

to the end.
Mark v. 1-20.

Lu. viii. 26-39.
XXXVII. Christ dines with Matthew.

Mat. ix. 10-17. Capernaum.
Mark ii. 15-22.
Luke v. 29, to

the end.
XXXVIII. Jarius' Daughter is healed, and the infirm Matt. ix. 1. and
Woman.

xviii. 26.
Mark v. 21, to

the end.
Luke viii. 40,

to the end.
XXXIX. Christ restores two blind Men to Sight. Mat. ix. 27-31. On a Tour.
XL. Christ casts out a dumb Spirit.

Matt.ix. 32-34.
XLI. Christ returns to Nazareth, and is again Mat. xiii.54-58. Nazareth.
ill-treated there.

Mark vi. 1, to

pt. of ver. 6.
XLII. Christ preaches again throughout Galilee. Matt

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CHAPTER IV.
From the Mission of the twelve Apostles to the Mission of the Seventy.
1. Christ's Commission to the twelve Apos- Matt. x. and xi. On a Pro- 4741 95
tles.

Mark vi. 7-13. gress, pro-

Luke ix. 1-6. bably in Ga-
II. Death of John the Baptist-Herod desires Matt. xiv. 1-12. lilee.
to see Christ.

Mark vi. 14-29.

Luke ix. 7-9.
III. The Twelve return, and Jesus retires with Mt. xiv. 13, 14. Desert of
them to the Desert of Bethsaida. Mark vi. 30-34. Bethsaida.

Lukeix. 10, 11.

John vi, 12.
IV. Five thousand are fed miraculously. Mt. xiv. 15-21. On the way

Mark vi. 35.44. to Jerusa-
Luke ix. 12-17. lem.
John vi. 3-14.

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