Family Readings of the Gospel According to St. John, with Exposition by F. Bourdillon

Family Readings of the Gospel According to St. John, with Exposition by F. Bourdillon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...23 and it was winter; and Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. 24 "Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 "Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not. The works that I do in My Father's name, 26 they bear witness of Me. But ye believe not, because 27 ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they 28 follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck 29 them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck so them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are One." Our Lord said that He came to bring division, not peace; that was, because some would believe on Him, and some not. And so it came to pass from the first. After several of these solemn addresses to the Jews we read expressly of there being a difference of opinion among the hearers. It was so here: again there was a division among the Jews. Some protested against listening to Him any more; He had a devil, He was mad, they said. Others judged more rightly; "These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?" Probably it was just after this discussion among themselves, that the Jews came to Jesus. It was winter-time, and Jesus was walking under shelter of Solomon's porch--a covered gallery, forming part of the temple. Perhaps both parties came to Him together. They could not agree about Him; so they would ask Him a plain question, and hear what He would say about Himself. But the words seem to be the words of the unbelieving, rather than of those who already more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505514
  • 9781236505514