Quiet Talks about Jesus eBook

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and verses that has been in common use clear out of all proportion.  Such disproportionate study steals away very largely the historical setting, and the simple meaning in the mind of speaker and writer.  Wide reading habitually indulged in should come first, and out of that will naturally grow the closer study.  This is the true order.  In giving references it is needful to mark particular verses.  Yet this is to be regretted because of our inveterate habit of reading only the marked verses instead of getting the sweep of their connection.  The connection is a very large part of the interpretation of any passage.  The references here are meant to be indices to the whole passage in connection.  They are not meant to be full, but simply to start one going.  They should be supplemented by others suggested by one’s own reading, by marginal references (those of the American Revision are specially well selected), and by concordance and topical text-book.  What a student digs out for himself is in a peculiar sense his own.  It is woven into his fibre.  It helps make him the man he comes to be.  Those who may want a course to follow rigidly without independent study will find these notes disappointing.  For those who want a daily scheme of study the allotment for the day can be by certain designated pages of reading with the corresponding paragraphs in the Study Notes.  The paragraphing will be found to be in some measure, though not wholly, a sub-analysis.  The American Revision is used here.

I. The Purpose of Jesus.

1.  The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus.

God Spelling Himself out in Jesus:  change in the original language—­bother in spelling Jesus out—­sticklers for the old forms—­Jesus’ new spelling of old words.

Jesus is God following us up:  God heart-broken—­man’s native air—­bad choice affected man’s will—­the wrong lane—­God following us up.

The Early Eden Picture, Genesis 1:26-31. 2:7-25:  unfallen man—­like God—­the breath of God in man—­a spirit, infinite, eternal—­love—­holy—­wise—­sovereign over creation, Psalm 8:5-8—­in his own will—­summary—­God’s thought for man.

Man’s Bad Break, Genesis 3. the climax of opportunity—­the tree of choice—­the temptation—­blended lies—­the tempter’s strategy—­the choice made—­the immediate result—­safety in shame—­the danger of staying in Eden—­guarding man’s home—­the return, Rev. 2:7. 22:14, 2.  John 10:10.

Outside the Eden Gate:  a costly meal—­result in the man himself—­ears and eyes affected—­looking without seeing—­a personal test—­Isaiah’s famous passage, Isaiah 6:9-10, see Isaiah 42:18, 20, 23. 43:8. 29:10.  Jeremiah 5:21. 6:10. 7:26.  Ezekiel 12:2.  Psalm 69:23.  Micah 3:6.  Acts 7:51.—­Jesus’ use of parables—­Jesus’ irony—­Matthew 13:10-15.  Mark 4:10-12.  Luke 8:9-10.  See John 12:40.  Acts 28:26, 27.  Romans 11:8.  John 9:39-41—­tongue affected—­the tongue man’s index—­effect of seeing God—­whole mental process affected—­sense of dread—–­ Paul’s seven steps down in mental process, Ephesians 4:17-19—­Jesus the music of God, the face of God.

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