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Expositions of Holy Scripture

By Maclaren, Alexander

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Title: Expositions of Holy Scripture  
Author: Maclaren, Alexander
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: WHAT ?THE GOSPEL? IS THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, ?the gospel,? and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those lives of our Lord which now are emphatically so called, and where it does occur, it is ?the gospel of the Kingdom? quite as frequently as ?the gospel? of the King. The word is never used in Luke, and only twice in the Acts of the Apostles, both times in quotations. The Apostle John never employs it, either in his ?gospel? or in his epistles, and in the Apocalypse the word is only once found, and then it may be a question whether it refers to the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. John thought of the word which he had to proclaim as ?the message,? ?the witness,? ?the truth,? rather than as ?the gospel.? We search for the expression in vain in the epistles of James, Jude, and to the Hebrews. Thrice it is used by Peter. The great bulk of the instances of its occurrence are in the writings of Paul, who, if not the first to use it, at any rate is the source from which the familiar meaning of the phrase, as describing the sum total of the revelation in Jesus Christ, has flowed. The various connections in which the word is employed are remarkable and instructive. We can but touch lightly on the more important lessons which they are fitted to teach.

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Table of Contents: Expositions of Holy Scripture, 1 -- Alexander Maclaren, 1 -- WHAT 'THE GOSPEL' IS, 6 -- THE STRONG FORERUNNER AND THE STRONGER SON, 10 -- MIGHTY IN WORD AND DEED, 13 -- HEALING AND SERVICE, 17 -- A PARABLE IN A MIRACLE, 20 -- CHRIST'S TOUCH, 24 -- CHRIST'S AUTHORITY TO FORGIVE, 28 -- THE PUBLICANS' FRIEND, 31 -- THE SECRET OF GLADNESS, 33 -- WORKS WHICH HALLOW THE SABBATH, 37 -- THE ANGER AND GRIEF OF JESUS, 40 -- AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, 44 -- 'HE IS BESIDE HIMSELF', 47 -- THE MISTAKES OF CHRIST'S FOES AND FRIENDS, 51 -- CHRIST'S KINDRED, 53 -- CHRIST'S RELATIONS, 57 -- FOUR SOILS FOR ONE SEED, 57 -- LAMPS AND BUSHELS, 60 -- THE STORM STILLED, 64 -- THE TOILING CHRIST, 66 -- THE LORD OF DEMONS, 71 -- A REFUSED BEQUEST, 75 -- TALITHA CUMI, 78 -- THE POWER OF FEEBLE FAITH, 80 -- TOUCH OR FAITH?, 85 -- THE LOOKS OF JESUS, 86 -- THE MASTER REJECTED: THE SERVANTS SENT FORTH, 90 -- CHRIST THWARTED, 94 -- HEROD?A STARTLED CONSCIENCE, 98 -- THE MARTYRDOM OF JOHN, 101 -- THE WORLD'S BREAD, 104 -- CHILDREN AND LITTLE DOGS, 106 -- THE PATTERN OF SERVICE, 108 -- THE PATIENT TEACHER, AND THE SLOW SCHOLARS, 118 -- THE RELIGIOUS USES OF MEMORY, 121 -- THE GRADUAL HEALING OF THE BLIND MAN, 124 -- CHRIST'S CROSS, AND OURS, 129 -- THE TRANSFIGURATION, 132 -- 'THIS IS MY BELOVED SON: HEAR HIM', 135 -- JESUS ONLY!, 136 -- CHRIST'S LAMENT OVER OUR FAITHLESSNESS, 137 -- THE OMNIPOTENCE OF FAITH, 141 -- UNBELIEVING BELIEF, 145 -- RECEIVING AND FORBIDDING, 149 -- AN UNANSWERED QUESTION, 152 -- SALTED WITH FIRE, 152

 

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