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The preface of Luke to his whole gospel.|
The conception of John the Baptist;
And of Christ ;
The prophecy of Elisabeth and of Mary, concerning Christ.
The nativity and circumcision of John.
The prophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ,
And of John.
Augustus taxes all the Roman empire.|
The nativity of Christ.
An angel relates it to the shepherds, and many sing praises to God for it.
The shepherds glorify God.
Christ is circumcised.
Simeon and Anna prophesy of Christ,
Who increases in wisdom,
Questions in the temple with the doctors,
And is obedient to his parents.
The preaching and baptism of John;|
His testimony of Christ;
Herod imprisons John;
Christ, baptized, receives testimony from heaven.
The age and genealogy of Christ from Joseph upwards.
The temptation and fasting of Christ.|
He begins to preach.
The people of Nazareth admire his gracious words, but being offended, seek to kill him.
He cures one possessed of a devil,
And divers other sick persons.
The devils acknowledge Christ, and are reproved for it.
He preaches through the cities of Galilee.
Christ teaches the people out of Peter's ship;|
In a miraculous taking of fishes, shows how he will make him and his partners fishers of men;
Cleanses the leper;
Prays in the wilderness;
Heals one sick of the palsy;
Calls Matthew the Publican.
Eats with sinners, as being the physician of souls;
Foretells the fastings and afflictions of the apostles after his ascension;
And illustrates the matter by the parable of old bottles and worn garments.
Christ reproves the Pharisees;|
Heals the diseased;
Preaches to his disciples before the people.
Christ finds a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any of the Jews;|
Heals his servant, being absent;
Raises from death the widow's son at Nain;
Answers John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles;
Testifies to the people what opinion he held of John;
Inveighs against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won;
And suffering his feet to be washed and anointed by a woman who was a sinner, he shows how he is a friend to sinners, to forgive them their sins, upon their repentance.
Women minister unto Christ of their substance.|
Christ, after he had preached from place to place, attended by his apostles, propounds
the parable of the sower,
And the candle;
Declares who are his mother, and brethren;
Rebukes the winds;
Casts the legion of devils out of the man into the herd of swine;
Is rejected of the Gadarenes;
Heals the woman of her bloody issue;
And raises from death Jairus's daughter.
Christ sends his apostles to work miracles, and to preach.|
Herod desires to see Christ.
The apostles return.
Christ feed five thousand;
Enquires what opinion the world had of him; foretells his passion;
Proposes to all the pattern of his patience.
He heals the lunatic;
Again forewarns his disciples of his passion;
Bids them to shew mildness toward all, without desire of revenge.
Divers would follow him, but upon conditions.
Christ sends out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach;|
Pronounces a woe against certain cities.
The seventy return with joy; he shows them wherein to rejoice, and thanks his Father for his grace;
Magnifies the happy estate of his church;
Teaches the lawyer how to attain eternal life, and to take every one for his neighbour that needs his mercy;
Reprehends Martha, and commends Mary her sister.
Christ teaches us to pray, and that instantly;|
Assuring us that God will give all good things to them that ask him.
He, casting out a dumb devil, rebukes the blasphemous Pharisees;
And shows who are blessed;
Preaches to the people;
And reprehends the outward shew of holiness in the Pharisees, scribes, and lawyers.
Christ preaches to his apostles to avoid hypocrisy, and fearfulness in publishing his doctrine;|
Warns the people to beware of covetousness, by the parable of the richman who set up greater barns.
We must not be over careful of earthly things,
But seek the kingdom of God;
Be ready at a knock to open to our Lord whensoever he comes;
Christ's ministers are to see to their charges,
And look for persecution.
The people must take this time of grace;
Because it is a fearful thing to die without reconciliation.
Christ preaches repentance upon the punishme of the Galilaeans and others.|
The fruitless fig-tree may not stand.
He heals the crooked woman,
Shows the powerful working of the word in the hearts of his chosen, by the parable of
the grain of mustard seed, and of leaven;
Exhorts to enter in at the strait gate;
And reproves Herod and Jerusalem.
Christ heals the dropsy on the sabbath;|
To feast the poor;
Under the parable of the great supper, shows how worldly minded men, who contemn the
word of God, shall be shut out of heaven.
Those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts beforehand
lest with shame they revolt from him afterward;
And become altogether unprofitable, like salt that has lost its savor.
The parable of the lost sheep;|
Of the piece of silver;
Of the prodigal son.
The parable of the unjust steward.|
Christ reproves the hypocrisy of the covetous Pharisees.
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus the beggar.
Christ teaches to avoid occasions of offence;|
And to forgive one another.
The power of faith.
How we are bound to God, and not he to us.
Christ heals ten lepers.
Of the kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of Man.
Of the importunate widow.|
Of the pharisee and the publican.
Of children brought to Christ.
A ruler would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
He foretells his death;
And restores a blind man to his sight.
Of Zacchaeus a publican.|
The ten pieces of money.
Christ rides into Jerusalem with triumph;
Weeps over it;
Drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple;
Teaching daily in it. The rulers seek to destroy him, but fear the people.
Christ avouches his authority by a question of John's baptism.|
The parable of the vineyard.
Of giving tribute to Caesar.
He convinces the Sadducees, that denied the resurrection.
How Christ is the Son of David.
He warns his disciples to beware of the scribes.
Christ commends the poor widow.|
He foretells the destruction of the temple, and of the city Jerusalem;
The signs also which shall be before the last day.
He exhorts them to be watchful.
The Jews conspire against Christ.|
Satan prepares Judas to betray him.
The apostles prepare the passover.
Christ institutes his holy supper;
Covertly foretells of the traitor;
Rebukes the rest of his apostles from ambition;
Assures Peter his faith should not fail;
And yet he should deny him thrice.
He prays in the mount, and sweats blood;
Is betrayed with a kiss;
He heals Malchus' ear;
He is thrice denied of Peter;
And confesses himself to be the Son of God.
Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod.|
Herod mocks him.
Herod and Pilate are made friends.
Barabbas is desired of the people, and is loosed by Pilate, and Jesus is given
to be crucified.
He tells the women, that lament him, the destruction of Jerusalem;
Prays for his enemies.
Two evildoers are crucified with him.
Christ's resurrection is declared by two angels to the women that come to the sepulchre.|
These report it to others.
Christ himself appears to the two disciples that went to Emmaus;
Afterwards he appears to the apostles, and reproves their unbelief;
Gives them a charge;
Promises the Holy Ghost;
And so ascends into heaven.