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Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

By James E. (James Edward) Talmage
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  • JESUS THE CHRIST
  • A Study of the Messiah and His Mission according to Holy Scriptures both Ancient and Modern
    • By
  • JAMES E. TALMAGE
    • One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • PREFACE.
  • PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • CHAPTER 1.
    • INTRODUCTION.
  • CHAPTER 2.
    • PREEXISTENCE AND FOREORDINATION OF THE CHRIST.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 2.
  • CHAPTER 3.
    • THE NEED OF A REDEEMER.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 3.
  • CHAPTER 4.
    • THE ANTEMORTAL GODSHIP OF CHRIST.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 4.
  • CHAPTER 5.
    • EARTHLY ADVENT OF THE CHRIST PREDICTED.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 5.
  • CHAPTER 6.
    • THE MERIDIAN OF TIME.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 6.
  • CHAPTER 7.
    • GABRIEL'S ANNUNCIATION OF JOHN AND OF JESUS.
    • JOHN THE FORERUNNER.
    • THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE VIRGIN.
    • MARY'S VISIT TO HER COUSIN ELISABETH.
    • MARY AND JOSEPH.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 7.
  • CHAPTER 8.
    • THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM.
    • THE BIRTH OF JESUS.
    • REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW STRICTLY OBSERVED.
    • WISE MEN SEARCH FOR THE KING.
    • THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT.
    • BIRTH OF JESUS MADE KNOWN TO THE NEPHITES.
    • THE TIME OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 8.
  • CHAPTER 9.
    • THE BOY OF NAZARETH.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 9.
  • CHAPTER 10.
    • IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDEA.
    • THE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS.
    • THE BAPTISM OF JESUS—TO FULFIL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS.
    • THE TEMPTATIONS OF CHRIST.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 10.
  • CHAPTER 11.
    • FROM JUDEA TO GALILEE.
    • THE BAPTIST'S TESTIMONY OF JESUS.
    • THE FIRST DISCIPLES OF JESUS.[317]
    • "THE SON OF MAN."
    • THE MIRACLE AT CANA IN GALILEE.
    • MIRACLES IN GENERAL
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 11.
  • CHAPTER 12.
    • EARLY INCIDENTS IN OUR LORD'S PUBLIC MINISTRY.
    • FIRST CLEARING OF THE TEMPLE.
    • JESUS AND NICODEMUS.[364]
    • FROM CITY TO COUNTRY.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 12.
  • CHAPTER 13.
    • HONORED BY STRANGERS, REJECTED BY HIS OWN.
    • JESUS AND THE SAMARITAN WOMAN.
    • JESUS AGAIN IN GALILEE: AT CANA AND NAZARETH.
    • IN CAPERNAUM.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 13.
  • CHAPTER 14.
    • CONTINUATION OF OUR LORD'S MINISTRY IN GALILEE.
    • A LEPER MADE CLEAN.
    • A PALSIED MAN HEALED AND FORGIVEN.
    • PUBLICANS AND SINNERS.
    • THE OLD AND THE NEW.
    • FISHERS OF MEN.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 14.
  • CHAPTER 15.
    • LORD OF THE SABBATH.
    • THE SABBATH DISTINCTIVELY SACRED TO ISRAEL.
    • THE HEALING OF A CRIPPLE ON THE SABBATH.
    • OUR LORD'S REPLY TO THE ACCUSING JEWS.
    • THE DISCIPLES CHARGED WITH SABBATH-BREAKING.
    • A PHARISAICAL PLOT.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 15.
  • CHAPTER 16.
    • THE CHOSEN TWELVE.
    • THEIR CALL AND ORDINATION.[457]
    • TWELVE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUALLY.
    • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TWELVE.
    • DISCIPLES AND APOSTLES.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 16.
  • CHAPTER 17.
    • THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
    • THE BEATITUDES.[519]
    • DIGNITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MINISTRY.[523]
    • THE LAW SUPERSEDED BY THE GOSPEL.[527]
    • SINCERITY OF PURPOSE.[533]
    • TREASURES OF EARTH AND OF HEAVEN.[542]
    • HYPOCRISY FURTHER CONDEMNED.[545]
    • PROMISE AND REASSURANCE[547]
    • HEARING AND DOING.[549]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 17.
  • CHAPTER 18.
    • AS ONE HAVING AUTHORITY.
    • THE CENTURION'S SERVANT HEALED.[551]
    • A YOUNG MAN OF NAIN RAISED FROM THE DEAD.[556]
    • JOHN BAPTIST'S MESSAGE TO JESUS.
    • DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.
    • IN THE HOUSE OF SIMON THE PHARISEE.
    • CHRIST'S AUTHORITY ASCRIBED TO BEELZEBUB.[593]
    • SEEKERS AFTER SIGNS?[600]
    • CHRIST'S MOTHER AND BRETHREN COME TO SEE HIM.[608]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 18.
  • CHAPTER 19.
    • "HE SPAKE MANY THINGS UNTO THEM IN PARABLES."
    • "A SOWER WENT FORTH TO SOW."
    • THE WHEAT AND THE TARES.
    • THE SEED GROWING SECRETLY.
    • THE MUSTARD SEED.
    • THE LEAVEN.
    • THE HIDDEN TREASURE.
    • THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE.
    • THE GOSPEL NET.
    • CHRIST'S PURPOSE IN USING PARABLES.
    • PARABLES IN GENERAL.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 19.
  • CHAPTER 20.
    • "PEACE, BE STILL."
    • INCIDENTS PRELIMINARY TO THE VOYAGE.
    • STILLING THE STORM.[661]
    • QUIETING THE DEMONS.[666]
    • THE RAISING OF THE DAUGHTER OF JAIRUS.[673]
    • RESTORATION TO LIFE AND RESURRECTION.
    • A REMARKABLE HEALING BY THE WAY.[682]
    • THE BLIND SEE AND THE DUMB SPEAK.[688]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 20.
  • CHAPTER 21.
    • THE APOSTOLIC MISSION, AND EVENTS RELATED THERETO.
    • JESUS AGAIN IN NAZARETH.[694]
    • THE TWELVE CHARGED AND SENT.[699]
    • THE TWELVE RETURN.
    • FIVE THOUSAND FED IN THE DESERT.[712]
    • "IT IS I; BE NOT AFRAID."[715]
    • IN THE LAND OF GENNESARET.
    • IN SEARCH OF LOAVES AND FISHES.[725]
    • CHRIST, THE BREAD OF LIFE.[727]
    • A CRUCIAL TEST—MANY TURN AWAY.[733]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 21.
  • CHAPTER 22.
    • A PERIOD OF DARKENING OPPOSITION.
    • CEREMONIAL WASHINGS, "AND MANY SUCH LIKE THINGS,"[738]
    • WITHIN THE BORDERS OF TYRE AND SIDON.[746]
    • IN THE COASTS OF DECAPOLIS.[755]
    • ANOTHER MEAL IN THE DESERT; OVER FOUR THOUSAND FED.[757]
    • AGAIN BESET BY SIGN-SEEKERS.[758]
    • THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES AND OF THE SADDUCEES.[762]
    • "THOU ART THE CHRIST."[764]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 22.
  • CHAPTER 23.
    • THE TRANSFIGURATION.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 23.
  • CHAPTER 24.
    • FROM SUNSHINE TO SHADOW.
    • HEALING OF YOUTHFUL DEMONIAC.
    • THE LORD'S DEATH AND RESURRECTION AGAIN PREDICTED.[805]
    • THE TRIBUTE MONEY—SUPPLIED BY A MIRACLE.[806]
    • AS A LITTLE CHILD.[811]
    • THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP.[818]
    • "IN MY NAME."[820]
    • MY BROTHER AND I.[824]
    • PARABLE OF THE UNMERCIFUL SERVANT.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 24.
  • CHAPTER 25.
    • JESUS AGAIN IN JERUSALEM.
    • DEPARTURE FROM GALILEE.[834]
    • AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES.[838]
    • "GO, AND SIN NO MORE."[850]
    • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.[857]
    • THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.[861]
    • BODILY AND SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS—SIGHT GIVEN TO A MAN ON THE SABBATH.[867]
    • SHEPHERD AND SHEEPHERDER.[873]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 25.
  • CHAPTER 26.
    • OUR LORD'S MINISTRY IN PEREA AND JUDEA.
    • HIS REJECTION IN SAMARIA.[885]
    • THE SEVENTY CHARGED AND SENT.
    • THE SEVENTY RETURN.
    • WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
    • MARTHA AND MARY.[913]
    • ASK, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU.[916]
    • CRITICISM ON PHARISEES AND LAWYERS.[920]
    • THE DISCIPLES ADMONISHED AND ENCOURAGED.[924]
    • "EXCEPT YE REPENT YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH."[934]
    • A WOMAN HEALED ON THE SABBATH.[940]
    • WILL MANY OR FEW BE SAVED?[943]
    • JESUS WARNED OF HEROD'S DESIGN.[946]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 26.
  • CHAPTER 27.
    • CONTINUATION OF THE PEREAN AND JUDEAN MINISTRY.
    • IN THE HOUSE OF ONE OF THE CHIEF PHARISEES.[950]
    • COUNTING THE COST.[956]
    • SALVATION FOR "PUBLICANS AND SINNERS"—ILLUSTRATIVE PARABLES.[960]
    • DISCIPLES INSTRUCTED BY PARABLE.
    • DERISION OF THE PHARISEES MET; ANOTHER ILLUSTRATIVE PARABLES.[971]
    • UNPROFITABLE SERVANTS.[979]
    • TEN LEPERS HEALED.[982]
    • THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN.[985]
    • ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE.[988]
    • JESUS AND THE LITTLE ONES.[996]
    • "ONE THING THOU LACKEST."[999]
    • THE FIRST MAY BE LAST, AND THE LAST FIRST.[1004]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 27.
  • CHAPTER 28.
    • THE LAST WINTER.
    • AT THE FEAST OF DEDICATION.[1009]
    • OUR LORD'S RETIREMENT IN PEREA.[1019]
    • LAZARUS RESTORED TO LIFE.[1022]
    • THE HIERARCHY GREATLY AGITATED OVER THE MIRACLE.[1032]
    • JESUS IN RETIREMENT AT EPHRAIM.[1037]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 28.
  • CHAPTER 29.
    • ON TO JERUSALEM.
    • JESUS AGAIN FORTELLS HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION.[1039]
    • THE QUESTION OF PRECEDENCE AGAIN.[1041]
    • SIGHT RESTORED TO THE BLIND NEAR JERICHO.[1044]
    • ZACCHEUS, THE CHIEF AMONG THE PUBLICANS.[1047]
    • UNTO EVERY ONE THAT HATH SHALL BE GIVEN.[1051]
    • IN THE HOUSE OF SIMON THE LEPER.[1056]
    • CHRIST'S TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM.[1065]
    • CERTAIN GREEKS VISIT CHRIST.[1070]
    • VOICE FROM HEAVEN.[1074]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 29.
  • CHAPTER 30.
    • JESUS RETURNS TO THE TEMPLE DAILY.
    • AN INSTRUCTIVE INCIDENT ON THE WAY.[1080]
    • SECOND CLEARING OF THE TEMPLE.[1085]
    • CHRIST'S AUTHORITY CHALLENGED BY THE RULERS.[1088]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 30.
  • CHAPTER 31.
    • THE CLOSE OF OUR LORD'S PUBLIC MINISTRY.
    • A CONSPIRACY OF PHARISEES AND HERODIANS.[1106]
    • SADDUCEES QUESTION ABOUT THE RESURRECTION.[1113]
    • THE GREAT COMMANDMENT.[1118]
    • JESUS TURNS QUESTIONER.[1123]
    • WICKED SCRIBES AND PHARISEES DENOUNCED.[1128]
    • THE LORD'S LAMENTATION OVER JERUSALEM.[1143]
    • A WIDOW'S GIFT.[1144]
    • CHRIST'S FINAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TEMPLE.
    • DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE PREDICTED.[1149]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 31.
  • CHAPTER 32.
    • FURTHER INSTRUCTION TO THE APOSTLES.
    • PROPHECIES RELATING TO THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND THE LORD'S FUTURE ADVENT.[1150]
    • THE NEED OF WATCHFULNESS AND DILIGENCE ILLUSTRATED BY PARABLES.
    • THE INEVITABLE JUDGMENT.[1174]
    • ANOTHER SPECIFIC PREDICTION OF THE LORD'S DEATH.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 32.
  • CHAPTER 33.
    • THE LAST SUPPER AND THE BETRAYAL.
    • PRIESTLY CONSPIRATORS AND THE TRAITOR.
    • THE LAST SUPPER.
    • THE ORDINANCE OF THE WASHING OF FEET[1194]
    • THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.[1197]
    • THE BETRAYER GOES OUT INTO THE NIGHT.[1202]
    • DISCOURSE FOLLOWING THE SUPPER.
    • THE CONCLUDING PRAYER.
    • THE LORD'S AGONY IN GETHSEMANE.[1231]
    • THE BETRAYAL AND THE ARREST.[1240]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 33.
  • CHAPTER 34.
    • THE TRIAL AND CONDEMNATION.
    • THE JEWISH TRIAL.
    • PETER'S DENIAL OF HIS LORD.[1275]
    • CHRIST'S FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE PILATE.
    • CHRIST BEFORE HEROD.[1284]
    • CHRIST AGAIN BEFORE PILATE.[1290]
    • JUDAS ISCARIOT.[1298]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 34.
  • CHAPTER 35.
    • DEATH AND BURIAL.
    • ON THE WAY TO CALVARY.[1301]
    • CRUCIFIXION.[1305]
    • IMPORTANT OCCURRENCES BETWEEN THE LORD'S DEATH AND BURIAL.
    • THE BURIAL.[1334]
    • THE SEPULCHRE GUARDED.[1337]
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 35.
  • CHAPTER 36.
    • IN THE REALM OF DISEMBODIED SPIRITS.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 36.
  • CHAPTER 37.
    • THE RESURRECTION AND THE ASCENSION.
    • CHRIST IS RISEN.
    • A PRIESTLY CONSPIRACY OF FALSEHOOD.[1365]
    • CHRIST WALKS AND TALKS WITH TWO OF THE DISCIPLES.[1370]
    • RISEN LORD APPEARS TO THE DISCIPLES IN JERUSALEM AND EATS IN THEIR PRESENCE.[1371]
    • DOUBTING THOMAS.[1377]
    • AT THE SEA OF GALILEE.[1379]
    • OTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE RISEN LORD IN GALILEE.[1387]
    • FINAL COMMISSION AND THE ASCENSION.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 37.
  • CHAPTER 38.
    • THE APOSTOLIC MINISTRY.
    • MATTHIAS ORDAINED TO THE APOSTLESHIP.[1400]
    • THE BESTOWAL OF THE HOLY GHOST.[1407]
    • STEPHEN THE MARTYR; HIS VISION OF THE LORD.[1422]
    • CHRIST MANIFESTS HIMSELF TO SAUL OF TARSUS, LATER KNOWN AS PAUL, THE APOSTLE.
    • CLOSE OF THE APOSTOLIC MINISTRY—THE REVELATION THROUGH JOHN.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 38.
  • CHAPTER 39.
    • MINISTRY OF THE RESURRECTED CHRIST ON THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
    • THE LORD'S DEATH SIGNALIZED BY GREAT CALAMITIES ON THE AMERICAN CONTINENT.
    • FIRST VISITATION OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE NEPHITES.[1462]
    • CHRIST'S SECOND VISITATION TO THE NEPHITES.[1479]
    • CHRIST'S VISITATION TO HIS CHOSEN TWELVE AMONG THE NEPHITES.[1490]
    • THE THREE NEPHITES.
    • GROWTH OF THE CHURCH FOLLOWED BY THE APOSTASY OF THE NEPHITE NATION.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 39.
  • CHAPTER 40.
    • THE LONG NIGHT OF APOSTASY.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 40.
  • CHAPTER 41.
    • PERSONAL MANIFESTATIONS OF GOD THE ETERNAL FATHER AND OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST IN MODERN TIMES.
    • A NEW DISPENSATION.
    • "A MESSENGER SENT FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD."[1527]
    • THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD CONFERRED BY JOHN THE BAPTIST.
    • THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD CONFERRED BY PETER, JAMES, AND JOHN.
    • ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.
    • FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE HEAVENS TO MAN.
    • PERSONAL APPEARING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE KIRTLAND TEMPLE.
    • JESUS THE CHRIST IS WITH HIS CHURCH TODAY.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 41.
  • CHAPTER 42.
    • JESUS THE CHRIST TO RETURN.
    • THE LORD'S SECOND ADVENT PREDICTED IN ANCIENT SCRIPTURE.
    • THE COMING OF THE LORD PROCLAIMED THROUGH MODERN REVELATION.
    • THE TIME AND ACCOMPANIMENTS OF THE LORD'S COMING.
    • THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN TO COME.
    • THE MILLENNIUM.
    • THE CELESTIAL CONSUMMATION.
    • NOTES TO CHAPTER 42.
  • INDEX
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