The Miracles of Our Lord; Expository and Homiletic

The Miracles of Our Lord; Expository and Homiletic

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...tempest-tossed soul, be still, My promised grace receive; Tis Jesus speaks. I must, I will, I can, I do believe." VII. THE CENTURION OF GREAT FAITH. Matt. viii. 5-13; Luke vii. 1-10. THIS is another of the mighty works that were done in Capernaum. Jesus wrought a miracle in this town before ever He came to it (John iv. 46). On the first Sabbath of His public teaching in it, He wrought so many that the Evangelists could not record them in detail. And though, as has been said, the stated Capernaum ministry appears about this time to have been broken in upon, His miracles there did not cease. Both the recording Evangelists place this incident in immediate sequence to the Sermon on the Mount. It probably occurred on His return to Capernaum from the tour in the course of which that sermon was spoken. "There came unto Him a certain centurion. " A centurion was an officer in the Roman army who commanded a company (nominally) of a hundred men. Four such are honourably mentioned in the New Testament. They were mostly Italians by birth. This one was probably in the service of Herod. Like Cornelius, he was a proselyte or convert to the faith of Israel before He became a believer in Jesus. It was precisely among such persons that the Gospel had its earliest triumph and greatest success. Educated and upright Gentiles, sick of the immoralities and puerilities of the old heathen religions, finding in the higher circles around them only a general scepticism, sought for light in the pure revelation of the Hebrews, and were thus prepared to accept Christ and His Gospel with a readiness surpassing that of the Jews. This narrative anticipates many similar suggestions in the Acts of the Apostles, and hints not obscurely the course that Christianity was...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565940
  • 9781236565945