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The CONTENTS of the Gofpel according
HE Preface, ver. 1. John the Baptift's Conception,
ver. 5. and Office, ver. 15. The Conception of Chrift,
ver. 26. His Office, ver. 32. The B. Virgin's Hymn
CHAP. II. Auguftus's taxing the Empire, the occafion of Je-
fus's being born at Bethlehem, according to the Prophecy, ver.
1. The Birth of Jefus, ver. 7. Made known to the Shepherds,
ver. 8. Jefus circumcifed, ver. 21. and prefented in the Tem-
ple, ver. 22. Old Simeon prophefies of Chrift, ver. 25. and
Anna, ver. 36. Jefus difputes with the Doctors, ver. 43.
CHAP. III. John the Baptift's Office and Miniftry, ver. 1.
His Inftructions to the Common People, the Collectors of the
Tax, and the Soldiers, ver. 10. His Account of Christ,
ver. 16. His Death, ver. 19. Jesus's Baptifm, ver. 21.
CHAP. IV. Jefus's Fafting and Temptations, ver. 1. He be-
gins to preach, ver. 14. Preaches at Nazareth, and is ad-
mired, ver. 16, and 22. But the greater Part defpife him
for the meanness of his Parentage, ver. 22. and have therefore
the Means of Grace withdrawn from them, ver. 25. Jefus
cafteth out a Devil, ver. 34. Heals Peter's Mother-in-law,
ver. 38, and many other fick, ver. 40. But fuffers not the
evil Spirits to tell who he was, ver. 41. He preaches in fe-
CHAP. V. Jefus calleth Peter, James and John; and by a
miraculous Draught of Fishes, prefigures the Success of their
future Miniftry, ver. 1. Heals a Leprofy, ver. 12. and a
Palfy, ver. 17. whereby he proves his Power of forgiving Sins,
ver. 21. He calleth Matthew, ver. 27. And gives the Rea-
fon of his converfing with Sinners, ver. 30. He vindicates his
Difciples in not fafting at this time, ver. 33.
CHAP. VI. Jefus fhows, that pofitive Inflitutions must give place
to Neceffity or moral Duty, ver. 1. Chufes his Apostles, ver. 13.
Heals many Difeafes, ver. 18. The Bleedness of the Righte
ous, and of those that fuffer for Religion, ver. 20. The Mifery
of worldly Men, ver. 24. That Charity must be univerfal and
extend even to Enemies, ver. 27. That doing Good ought to
be the principal Bufiefs of Mens Lives, ver. 30. That Mini-
fters ought to practife what they teach, ver. 39 and 41, &c.
That Suffering for Religion must be expected, ver. 40. Obe-
dience the only Proof of Sincerity, ver. 44.
CHAP. VII. Jefus heals the Centurion's Servant, ver.z. Raifes
the Widow's Son at Naim, ver. 11. Bids John's Messengers
judge of him by his Works and Doctrine, ver. 19. Gives an
Account of John the Baptift, ver. 24. Shews the Perverseness
of the Jews in rejecting John, who came in a fevere Way;
and Jefus who came in a freer Way, ver. 31. Shews by the
Similitude of a forgiven Debtor, that repenting Sinners often
exceed other Men in Zeal and Piety, ver. 41.
CHAP. VIII. Jefus preaches in feveral Places, ver, 1. The
Parable of the Sower, ver. 4. Why Jefus fpake in Parables,
ver. 10. The Duty of Minifters, ver. 16. Obedience the only
Qualification efteemed by God, ver, zo. Jefus filleth a Storm,
ver. 22. and cafteth Devils out of a Man, and juffers them
to go into the Swine, ver. 27. Healeth a Bloody-flux, ver. 43.
and raifes a young Woman from the Dead, ver. 49.
CHAP. IX. Jefus fendeth out the Twelve to preach, ver. 1.
Herod fufpects Jefus to be John the Baptift risen from the
Dead, and defires to fee him, ver. 7. Jefus feedeth Five Thou-
fand with five Loaves and two Fishes, ver. 12. Enquireth
what Opinion the World had of him, ver. 18. Foretells his own
Paffion, ver. 22. And warns his Followers to expect Suffer-
ings likewife, ver. 23. The Transfiguration, ver. 28. Jefus
healeth a Lunatick, whom his Difciples could not, ver. 37.
Foretells his Paffion again, ver. 43. and warns his Difciples
against Ambition, ver. 46. and forbids them hindring those
that in any manner promoted the Gospel, ver. 49. Reproves
a paffionate and revengeful Spirit, ver. 51. Why Elias deftroy-
ed his Enemies with Fire from Heaven, ver. 56. Obedience
must be conftant and without Delay, ver. 59, 61.
CHA P. X. Jefus fends out the Seventy to preach, ver. 1. Obe-
dience the Condition of eternal Life, ver. 28. Charity must ex-
tend univerfally to all Mankind, ver. 30. Attention to the
Doctrine of Religion, much better than an uneafie Diligence
CHAP. XI. Jefus teaches his Difciples how to pray,
dier to give good Things, than Men are, ver. 11. Jefus proves
that his Miracles could not be worked by Magick, ver. 15.
Obedience the only Qualification efteemed by God, ver. 27.
Miracles will not convince the Obftinate, ver. 15, and 29.
Jefus upbraids the Jews for their Obftinacy and Hypocrify,
ver. 31. Shows, against the Pharifees, that moral Duties are
more neceffary than ceremonial Obfervances, ver. 39. And de-
nounces Woe to them for their Hypocrify, ver. 42.
CHAP. XII. Jefus warns his Difciples against Hypocrify and
Fearfulness in Preaching, ver. 1. Refuses to meddle in deter-
mining a Difpute about an Inheritance, ver. 13. and warns
his Hearers against Covetousness and Worldly-mindedness,
ver. 15. Of the Oppofition between the Cares of this World
and the next, ver. 22. Of the Neceffity of Watchfulness, ver.
35. The Reward of good, and the Punishment of bad Mini-
fters, ver. 42. Knowledge a great Aggravation of Sin, ver.
47. Perfecution must be expected, ver. 49. The Jews inex-
cufable, in not knowing Jesus to be the Meffiah, ver. 54. Re-
pentance must not be deferred, ver. 58.
CHAP. XIII. The Punishment of fome, a Warning to others;
and that temporal Afflictions afford no Judgment of the Mea-
fure of God's Anger, ver. 1. God will not always bear with
Sinners, ver. 6. Jefus cures a crooked Woman, ver. 10. The
Parable of the Mustard-feed, ver. 19. Of the Leaven, ver.
21. Repentance must not be deferred, ver. 25. Obedience the
indifpenfable Condition of Salvation, ver. 26. Jefus defpifes
Herod, ver. 31. and laments over Jerufalem, ver. 34.
CHA P. XIV. Jefus cures a Dropfy, and shows that Works of
Mercy are to be preferred before Ceremonies, ver. 1. Exhort-
eth to Humility, ver. 7. and Charity, ver. 12. The Parable
of the Guests that refused to come, ver. 16. A Religious Life
muft not be undertaken rafhly and carelessly, but with Confi-
deration and deliberate Refolution, ver. 26. The Duty of Mi-
nifters, and the Punishment of bad Ones, ver. 34.
CHAP. XV. Sinners may be converfed with, in order to reform
them, ver. 1. The Parable of the loft Sheep, ver. 4. of the
loft Money, ver. 8. of the prodigal Son, ver. 11.
CHAP. XVI. The Parable of the unjuft Steward,v. 1. Worldly-
Mens Diligence in temporal Affairs, ought to be imitated by
good Men in Spiritual, ver. 8. Of Worldly-mindednefs, ver. 10.
Jefus reproveth the Pharifees for their Covetousness and H
pocrify, ver. 15. The Gospel does not deftroy, but fulfil the
Law, ver, 17. The Danger of a voluptuous and worldly