Almsgiving, wins forgiving, 29, 47; a pure sacrifice, 46; must not come from dishonest gain, 47; indispensable to our entering the kingdom, 83; a seal to the charitable, 86; will win treasure in heaven, 89; the way to true honor, 118, 143; to gain present delight and the future crown, 147; the meat that perisheth not, 158; to be practiced throughout life, 219; the measure of God's mercy to us, ib.; necessary to life, yet easy, and sobering, 220; brings contentment, 244; cleanses from sin, 270; better none, than with covetousness, ib.; duty of, enjoined, 284; neglect of, leads to hell, 285; due to Christ, 285; blessing of here and hereafter, 286; cleanses and heals the soul, 302; the best winding sheet for the dead, 321; profits both the dying and the dead, 322; raised Dorcas to life, ib.
Angels, learn from revelations given to the Church, 2; worshiped Christ in His human nature, 39; have appeared in brightness, 40; act under command, 41; have a well-ordered polity, 42; how men become like them, ib.; are holy, 49; have not seen God in His Essence, but only in Christ, 52; their ministry to Christ a proof of His Deity, 73; behold but understand not the mystery of Regeneration, 88; their troubling the water of Bethesda a type of the work of the Spirit, 126; work without weariness, 127; their happiness in wanting nothing, 298.
Anger, not to be retained, 19; absurdity of, 20; brings remorse, ib.; deformity of, 92; with servants, reproved, 93; its mischief and pitiableness, 175; a madness and foretaste of hell, ib.; appeased by penitent sorrow, 219.
Apostles, the, mission of, 42; did not all witness all, 61; preached Christ absent, 63; why greater than Christ's kinsmen and countrymen, 75; did not believe at first, because not confirmed by the Spirit, 82; taught high doctrines gradually, 106; traveled without provision, 108; moderation of, 109; their reverence for Christ, 117; zeal of, seen in the Samaritan woman, 118; their love for Christ in urging him to eat, 119; slowness to understand his meaning: but forbore to ask, ib.; reaped where the Prophets had sown, 120; their task the easier, ib.; their inspiration immediate and complete, 135; their humble fare, 152; their distance from their Master in respect of grace, ib.; their love for their Master shown on the sea, 155; witnessed some miracles alone, ib.; disclaimed acting of themselves, 238; retired with Christ during the feasts, 242; spoke like Judas at Bethany, but with different intent, ib.; understood not the mystery of the ass's colt, 245; their mutual love, 266; struck dumb hearing of persecution, 286; yet started not back, and comforted by Christ's Omniscience, 286, 287 [see Disciples].
Baptism, promise at, 4; gift of the Spirit in, 36; regeneration in, 37; superior to natural birth, 88; not needful to Christ, 59; but Christ to it, 60; benefits of, 89, 126; an obligation to holiness, 89; danger of delaying, 90; in what sense an earthly thing, 93, 112; how connected with the Cross, 94; sin after, not unpardonable, 96; buries sin, 121; gifts of, typified in the miracle of Bethesda, 126; way prepared for the use of water under the law, 126; the only cure of sin, 190; cleanses from sin, 270; the work of all Three Persons of the Trinity, 289.
Christ, His humility, 13, 204; His condescension, 26; known to Patriarchs, 30; always in the world, 31; his forgiveness, 36; both God and Man by unity of Person, 38; His authority, 41; His mean appearance, 45; in what sense both before and after John's Baptism, 46; the Fountain of Grace, 47; His fullness, 48; how superior to Moses, 49; His acts brought grace and truth, 50; alone of all, hath seen God in His Essence, 52; one with the Father, because "in His Bosom," ib.; clearness of His teaching shown in the word "declared," 53; inferior to the Baptist in externals, 55; why mixed unknown among the people, 57; His dignity compared to John's, ib.; why came to John again after His Baptism, 59; object of His coming into the world greater than John's, ib.; needed not Baptism for Himself, but for us, ib.; received His disciples from John, 63; distinguished from all by use of the article, 64; asked question of the disciples to encourage them, 65; how bade them to house, ib.; first revealed His divinity by predictions, 68; showed His authority in changing names, ib.; His wisdom in the time and place of calling His disciples, 69, 70; convinced Nathanael by His foreknowledge, 71; how to be welcomed by those to whom he came, 72; proved His Deity by the ministry of Angels, 73; used to give present proof of some prophecies, so to gain credit to others, ib.; invited to Cana as a common guest, ib.; did no miracles in His childhood, 74; nor till after His Baptism, 80; rebuked His Mother at Cana, to clear His miracles, and to instruct her, 74; His care to show respect for her, 75, 77; was not bound to certain seasons, but Himself appointed His hour, 76; made the wine at Cana without a new creation, yet proved Himself Creator by His power over matter, 77; His care to provide evidence for His miracles, 78, 125, 129; improved upon nature, 78; changes men's disposition as the water at Cana, ib.; how manifested His glory at Cana, 80; why went to Capernaum from Cana, ib.; Baptized just before the Passover, ib.; cleansed the temple twice, at the first and last Passover, ib.; His care to show respect for the law, 81; refused a sign to the Jews, because insensible, ib.; used dark sayings to the dull hearers, 82; why used often the sign of Jonas, ib.; knew and trusted not false disciples, 83; his condescension to Nicodemus, 84; His usual authority abated, ib.; often speaks obscurely to rouse His hearers to attention, 85; His care to lead Nicodemus to higher thoughts, 87; but permits him not to pry into mysteries, 90; His Flesh was of the Virgin, 91; His perfect knowledge signified by Seeing and Hearing, 92, 103; his perfect gentleness, 92, 175; why dealt most in the lower doctrines, 93; foretold his Passion darkly: its benefits plainly, 94, 95; His love contrasted with man's ingratitude, 95; His twofold Advent to redeem and to judge, 96; delays judgment to admit repentance, 97; rejected by those who chose to continue in sin, 98; His different dealings with Nathanael and Nicodemus, 99; why frequented crowded places, ib.; why not baptizing till death of John, 100; needed not the support of John's testimony, 103; His credibility arising from His knowledge, 104; referred to His Father and the Prophets to convince the Jews, ib.; one with God, because speaking God's words, ib.; Self-sufficient unmeasured by the Spirit, 105; did not Himself baptize, as reported to the Pharisees, 107; His care to act as a man in general, ib.; yet to speak as God, ib.; went to the Samaritans when driven out by Jews, and yet as if in passing, ib.; His frugality in traveling on foot, 108; His carelessness of food, ib.; His humility in going alone, 109; His stay at Samaria was for rest, ib.; abrogated the law of meats in speaking to the Samaritan woman, 109; shows Himself greater than Jacob, 112; often prophesied concerning particular persons, 113; shows His Divine knowledge in rebuking the woman of Samaria, ib.; cared not to answer, but to lead men to the Truth, 114; unfolds the doctrine of spiritual worship to the Samaritan woman, 115; identifies Himself with the Church, 116; expected by the Samaritans, from the writings of Moses, ib.; condescended to the ignorance of Samaritan woman, 117; our salvation His meat, 119; leads on the disciples to enquire, ib.; acknowledged to be the true Saviour by the Samaritans, 123; avoided His own country, not to increase its guilt, ib.; most received by those most under reproach, ib.; goes again to Cana to confirm the believers there, ib.; first object of His miracles to save souls, 124; why attended the feasts, 125; rewarded perseverance in the paralytic at Bethesda, 126; did not require faith before sight from strangers, 129; His reasons for concealing Himself, 130; used different modes of defense, ib.; why dwelt on the sins of some whom He cured, not of others, 132; claimed not the merit of His own cure, 132; showed His Omniscience in His words to the paralytic, ib.; defends His healing on the Sabbath by revealing His Equality with the Father, 133; appealed at need now to His Humanity, now to His Deity, ib.; did really make Himself equal to the Father, 134, 152; had shown it by breaking the sabbath, 133, 145; has power to act, but not apart from the Father, 134; used lower expressions of His Deity to persuade the indisposed, 135; but joined with them such as imply His Godhead, 136; differs from the Father only in His Sonship, 137; His Equality with God proved by His being Judge, ib.; used lower expressions of Himself to conciliate the Jews, ib.; but the higher to guard us from heresy, 138; His honor connected with His Father's essentially, ib.; why spoke of being "sent," 139; His condescension led men to receive the higher doctrines, ib.; appeal to his raising the dead, ib.; why spoke much of the Judgment, ib.; to be Judge, because Son of God, 140; His care in propounding the Judgment and the Resurrection, 140, 141; confirms His future predictions by His past, 140; shows His agreement with the Jewish Prophets, 141; His unanimity and identity with the Father, ib.; His Will and the Father's one, ib.; addressed His words to men's suspicions, ib.; proves His justice, speaking humanly, from His self-denial, ib.; did not remind of sin, but blotted it out, 142; His witness of Himself, in what senses, true and not true, 143; replies to the secret objections of the Jews, 144; His threefold witness, ib.; refutes the Jews by their own faith in John, ib.; yet inconstancy to him, 145; the witness of His works, ib.; His doctrine of the Deity, 146; appeals to the witness of Scripture, ib.; His commands, and mammon's, 147; His motive for reasoning with the Jews was to save them, 148; rejected for Antichrist, ib.; why spoke not clearly of Antichrist, 149; appealed to God's witness in that of Moses, ib.; why told not in what place Moses prophesied of Him, ib.; avoided contention, 150; teaches us to retire from the bustle of life, 151; showed His freedom from the Law, by absenting Himself from a Passover, ib.; His diligence in instructing the disciples, ib.; His preparation for His miracles, ib.; why He employed things created in His miracles, 152, 153; gave thanks for our example, and to show His submission to God, 153; why performed His greater miracles without, His lesser with, prayer, ib.; by fleeing from the multitude, teacheth contempt of the world, 154; why left the disciples alone, 155; showed His Power on the sea, but only for a moment, ib.; why repeated His miracles, ib.; several reasons for what He did on the sea, 156; His passage of the sea superior to that of Moses, 156; His timely severity, 157; really requires good works, 158; rebuked inattention in Martha, ib.; "sealed," that is, certified by the Father, 159; referred unbelievers to the Father, 160; in what sense the Bread of Life, 161; His Will one with the Father's, 162; declared not His Birth to unbelievers, 164, 165; His "Drawing" implies man's coming, 164; spoke mysteriously of His Flesh to rouse attention, 165; taught in synagogues, to show His agreement with Jehovah, 169; eating His Flesh, how a hard saying, ib.; how detained the Twelve, 170; His wisdom in reproving Judas secretly, 171; would not flatter the Twelve, ib.; proved His Godhead and Manhood now in seeking, now in avoiding, the Jews, 173; unbelief and envy of His brethren, ib.; why He went up to Jerusalem secretly, 174, 176; His foreknowledge of His time, 175; acted as a man, to prove His Incarnatian, and to train others, 176; the power of His teaching, 177; His doctrine, His and not His, because one with the Father's, 177; used lowly expressions of Himself, not to offend the Jews, 178; declared His Equality to show His agreement with the Father, ib.; His prudence and humility in reasoning with the Jews from the Law, 179; rebukes the Jews, both by their ignorance and by their knowledge, 181, 188; foreshoweth His death, 182; His foreknowledge of the Jews' vain repentance, ib.; referred to the Scriptures, 183; answered not the careless, 185; how the Light of the World, 187; judgeth not yet, 188; began to speak boldly, ib.; of the same substance with, and equal to, the Father, 189; His hour, that is, His Crucifixion, was of His own appointing, 190; manifested to the Jews after His Passion, 191; why He forbore judging the Pharisees, ib.; makes Himself known in punishment, ib.; condescended, that men might believe, 192; benefit of meditating on His humble birth and education, ib.; sought not to triumph in argument, but to save, 194; relaxes the Law, ib.; signified His Power by "His Father's House," ib.; showed most boldness after miracles, 195; one with the Father in Power, Substance, and Truth, 194, 195; love of, the proof of our knowing God, 196; His care to show His own power in healing the blind man, 204; why always retired after miracles, 204; defended by the blind man, 210; His meekness in praying for His murderers, 219; His mercy in receiving sinners, an example to us, 221; delivered men from prison, ib.; His washing men's feet was to set an example of mercy, ib.; why abode in Judea towards His Passion, 222; His meekness in replying to malicious questions, 223; His works His chief and sufficient witness, ib.; His Hand and His Flock, one with the Father's, ib.; His coequality in Power, 224; delayed doing, to show the truth of, His miracle, 227; His care to clear it from suspicion, 228; His condescension, to raise men's faith, 229; His love of Lazarus, 231; why would not raise Lazarus from a distance, 223; spoke for men's salvation, not His own honor, 236; condescended in preaching, not to give offense, ib.; declared His Generation from, and Equality with, the Father, 237; His humiliation was worthy of His Divine Love, ib.; so prayed at the grave of Lazarus as to show He needed not prayer, 238; why prayed at raising Lazarus, ib.; showed His power in deeds, humility in words, ib.; identity of His Will with the Father's, ib.; His moderation in not claiming honor, 239; gave no real offense to the power of the Romans, ib.; wept for the Jews' hardness, 240; retires from Jewry, 241; His care to save Judas, 243; His royal riding into the City, 245; waited for the Jews, before He would call the Gentiles, 246; how prepared the disciples for His death and theirs, 248; His shrinking from death proved His Humanity, and fits Him to be our pattern, 249; His Victory, 250; like the Sun, will reappear shortly, 251; withdrew often, to avoid offense, and returned to declare His Power, 252; One with the Father, because seen by Isaiah, ib.; His condescension in speaking of His knowledge, 255; His care always to show Himself Inseparable from God, ib.; our pattern of suffering in the flesh, 256; His forbearance with Judas, 257; His unceasing love for "His own," ib.; taught humble-mindedness by the washing, ib.; by doing all Himself, 258; signified cleansing of the conscience by washing, 259; adopts the disciples' confession of Him, 260; shames our pride, by washing the feet of Judas, ib.; taught patience with servants, by His own with Judas, 261; His full knowledge of His coming Passion, ib.; strove for Judas to the end, 262; comforts the disciples, 263; was "troubled" on account of Judas, ib.; did not expose him openly, 265; His care for the poor, and His own poverty, ib.; His Glory at, and after, the Crucifixion, ib.; why He discoursed after the Supper, 266; comforted the disciples with the New Commandment, 266, 272; by promises of Heaven, 268; by reading their hearts, ib.; how the Way, the Truth, and the Life, 269; His independent authority to be followed by self-mortification, 273; left us free to practice or not virginity, but required almsgiving, ib.; present with His disciples by the Spirit, 275; His presence not visionary, 276; promised to the obedient, ib.; His foreknowledge of His Passion, ib.; His speaking to men's thoughts, 277; His readiness for death, ib.; familiarizes the disciples with His Passion, ib.; why discoursed of His Power in the Garden, 279; His love for man, 280; speaks at once with authority and condescension, ib.; enjoins perseverance, 281; why always exalts love, 682; His agreement with the Father, ib.; proof of His love for His disciples, ib.; His miracles without parallel, 283; thinking of Him, our support in trial, 284; His righteousness proved by His Ascension, 287; by His victory over Satan, ib.; His knowledge the same as that of the Spirit, 288; leaves the inward operations to the Spirit, 289; prepared His disciples for belief in the Spirit, ib.; by "going" showed that he would not perish, 291; alludes to His Resurrection as a birth, 291; power of His Name, 292; answers to the thoughts of the disciple, ib.; His Power shown in the manner of His expiring, 294; used prayer in temptation for our sakes, 296; teaches us to be earnest in prayer, ib.; His Freedom and Glory in the Crucifixion, ib.; His care to prepare them for the calling of the Gentiles, ib.; His eternal authority, 297; was to be glorified in His Human Nature, 298; His prayer for His Own, showed His love for them, 300, 303; in what sense received them from the Father, 300; glorified in the disciples as well as the Father, ib.; in what sense not in the world, 300, 301; lost none but the willful, 301; mingled explanation with command, to suit their infirmity, ib.; speaks of the future as past, 303; His great love in dying for us, 304; His last discourse summed up in love, 305; goes willingly and with pains to His Passion, 306; His prayer was a discourse for the sake of the disciples, 307; His habit of passing the night abroad, ib.; His readiness in giving up Himself, 307, 308; His Divine power over the soldiers, 307; His care to save His disciples, ib.; led to Annas by way of triumph, 308; was questioned as if seditious, 309; appealed to His enemies' witness, ib.; His, straightforwardness and care to remove every pretext, ib.; His thought for Peter, 310; ate the Passover by anticipation, ib.; His behavior before Pilate, 311; nature of His Kingdom a proof of His Deity, ib.; His humility and meekness our example, 311, 313; His longsuffering with His enemies, 313, 314; why He made no defense before Pilate, 314; never "made Himself a King" outwardly, 315; teaches to return good for evil, ib.; His care for His Mother, 318; His self-possession on the Cross, ib.; showed human weakness in the Agony, Divine power on the Cross, ib.; taught filial affection on the Cross, ib.; revealed Himself risen by His Voice, 324; would not be touched, because changed, and about to ascend, ib.; declares His superiority in honor, ib.; reason of His first reappearance to His disciples, ib.; why He bade Peace, 325; gave a foretaste of the Spirit in breathing on the disciples, ib.; His lovingkindness in the case of St. Thomas 327; His second appearance, ib.; the Spiritual nature of His Body after His Resurrection, 328; preserved the marks of Crucifixion, to persuade the disciples, ib.; many signs followed His Resurrection, ib.; appeared to the disciples only by condescension, and for short intervals, ib.; awfulness of His Form after His Rising, 329; showed greater Power in His miracles after His Rising, ib.; ate with the disciples to show Himself alive, ib.; His coming hereafter, our bliss in seeing Him then, ib.; love of Him conquers the world, 330.
Christians, how sanctified, 48; duties of, high as their privileges, 50, 53; to imitate Christ by love of the brethren, 54; their duties as members one of another, 53, 54; indifference of, a stumblingblock to heathens, 61; taught by the zeal of heathens to study and to defend the truth, 62; should show their joy in Christ by works of love, 72; united only by common holiness, 89; their ingratitude towards Christ, 95; a ridicule to heathens and heretics, because ignorant of Holy Scripture, 105; inattention of, rebuked by the woman of Samaria, 110; their neglect of Holy Scripture and Christian doctrine, 114; exhorted to judge themselves, 121; must not demand miracles to support their faith, 125; to retire frequently to solitude, after the example of Christ, 151; must needs believe a Resurrection, 163; made one with Christ by partaking of Him, 166; specially bound to forgiveness of injuries, 174, 186; intended to be the teachers, leaven, salt, light of the world, 181; sin of, worse than of heathens, 250.
Churches, no worldly thoughts to intrude there, 8; spiritual surgeries, 9; behavior in, 10; attended for form's sake: preparation for, commended, 38; weariness of the congregation, 110; good effect of attending, 192; neglect of, 210; presiding over, a great matter, 216; frequented from curiosity, 306; attendance at useless, without good works, ib.
Comforter, the, proved a distinct Person from the Son, but of the same Substance, 274; came not, because not needed, before Christ's Sacrifice, ib.; indwelling of, promised, ib.; so called by reason of our afflictions, 276; credible, because the Spirit of Truth, 284.
Covetousness, a hindrance to hearing the Word, 8; its power, 31; separates the brethren, 54; a betraying of Christ, 172; a subject for mourning, 240; examples of its evil effects in Judas and others, 243; the worst idolatry, ib.; begins in envy, ib.; ruins the merit of almsgiving, 270; without excuse, 273; its general spread and mischiefs, 280; spoils our charity and other virtues, 333.
Created things, have had a beginning, 11; implied in "Earth" and "Man," 12; the Word proved not one of them; 12, 13; not to be worshiped, 19; not "the Life" nor "the Light," 24; acknowledged Christ their Master, 41; described as willing, because independent of our will, 91; work on the sabbath, by continuance, 133.
Cross, the, a Baptism, 89; how connected with Baptism, 94; opened the door to the Gentiles, 246; God's glory in, 249; foretold by Jacob, 251; being accursed, was to prevent any future remembrance of Jesus, 315; borne by Christ as a symbol of victory, 317; buried, and discovered in after times, ib.
Crucifixion, the, glory of, 42; why foretold obscurely, 94; virtue of, exceeded that of its type, the brazen serpent, ib.; the fountain of life, 95; the beginning of Grace, 184; and of Glory, ib.; the time of, ordered by Christ Himself, not the Jews, 190; the beginning of Christ's Glory, 265.
Death, overcome by Christ, 24; the cause of victory, 293; and immortality, ib.; its awfulness to the unprepared, 306; to be neither feared nor sought, 318; the fear of, intended for a safeguard to life, 332.
Devil, the, tempts to curiosity in Divine mysteries, 28; fell by pride, 57; his versatility in attack, 79; afraid of the Bible, 114; does not make war on his own kind as malicious men, 130; flies from the mysteries, 167; called a wolf, a lion, a serpent, a dragon, 215; the works of Christ attributed to, because more than human, 219; ruler of the wicked only in the world, 277.
Disciples of John, some jealous of Christ, 64; two zealous in seeking him, 65; why questioned by our Lord, ib.; their question with a certain Jew, 100 (note); their jealousy of Christ's disciples, 101; vainglory of, 102; slow to believe in Jesus Christ, 104.
Disciples of Christ, began to believe at Cana, 80; slow to believe the doctrines of the Resurrection and Incarnation, 82; because not at first informed by the Spirit, ib.; the more perfect, attracted by Christ's teaching, the grosser sort by His miracles, 83; object of their baptism the same as of John's, 100; moderation of, 109; their reverence for Christ, 117; their manner of discoursing with Christ, 151; their faith in sitting down without question at the miracle of the loaves, 152; their love for Christ, 155; witnessed more miracles than the people, ib.; in what sense some "went back," 170; faith of, still imperfect, 228; their fear of the Jews, ib.; understood nothing perfectly of the Resurrection, 245; still ignorant of Christ's Equality, 248; "clean," because free from Jewish error, 259; their confession of Christ, 260; taught not to contend for greatness, by the washing, ib.; gradually prepared for the Resurrection, 276, 277; understood not high doctrines until inspired, 276; their imperfect faith in Christ and the Resurrection, ib.; their courage after Pentecost, 279; how taught to rejoice in persecution, 283; credible, because eye-witnesses, 284; slow, because unwilling, to believe in His death, 291; still imperfect, though professing knowledge, 292; not taught perfectly, but assured of peace, 293; in what sense not of the world, 303; sanctified by the Word, and by the Sacrifice, ib.; their unity, through faith, 304; to be known in the world by their mutual love, ib.; their glory given by Christ, ib.; why took no part in the burial, 320; their hasty return home, 323; their mission, 325; received somewhat of grace by His breathing on them, ib.; their candor in telling all their faults, 327; returned to their trade after Christ's Resurrection, 328; knew Him not at first on the lake, 329; awe-struck by Christ's risen form, ib.
Envy, evils of, seen in the Jews, 54, 55, 122; of the Jews towards Christ, contrasted with the goodwill of the Samaritans, 122; inexcusable because not from natural passion, 130; its evils extend to all times, ib.; examples of, ib.; a war against Christ, ib.; hard to heal, ib.; of Satan ruined the world: of the Jews made them murderers of Christ, 173; of the brethren, 174; examples of its sinfulness, 199, 200.
Equality of the Son with the Father, 13, 14, 22; declared to the Jews, to show Him Lord of the sabbath, 132; proved by His breaking the sabbath, 133; by His doing nothing of Himself, 135; of Christ with the Father, 199.
Eternity, a subject difficult to contemplate, 7; of The Word, maintained, 11, 17, 27; Christ's proved by the phrase, "was in the beginning," 11, 12, 18; by His being called "Maker of the ages," 11; by His being Maker of "all things," 17; by His being "in the Bosom of the Father," 53; that of the Father involved in Christ's, 17; of Christ's manhood asserted, 53; shown in the Jewish types, 169.
Evangelists begin from different points, yet agree, 16; dwell on different periods, 58; truth of, shown by their reporting matters of reproach, and by their omitting miracles, 61; conciseness of, 67, 70; omit many particulars, but not general results, 123; were careful to correct any misapprehensions about Christ, 134; their candor in relating things apparently discreditable, 173; prove the reality of Christ's death in different ways, 233; candid in confessing the disciples' ignorance, 245; their veracity argued from their many omissions, 328.
Faith without works insufficient, 19, 27, 37, 106; the only way to apprehend things spiritual, 87, 93; required in studying things natural, 88; without works a denial of Christ, 97; in heathens come from purity of intention, 98; in Christ is faith in God, 104; need of, 115; without a sign, exemplified in the Samaritans, 123; of the nobleman of Cana, imperfect, because after the miracle, 124; of the centurion (Matt. viii. 5) more perfect, because before it, ib.; tried by affliction, 125; before sight, not required of strangers who had not seen Christ, 129; of the paralytic at Bethesda, 132; requires some greatness of soul, 162; must be founded on Holy Scripture, 184; the condition of receiving the Promises, ib.; God's work, 202; the blind man had it, ib.; Naaman had it not, ib.; produced in some Jews, by Christ's condescension, but imperfectly, 192; of the blind man in going to Siloam, 204; most needed in things invisible, 205; the truest way to glorify God, 208; steps by which it was called forth in the blind man, 212; of the lepers, ib.; with righteousness, its power, 234; triumphed in the Apostles, ib.; nothing without holiness, ib.; its object, the unseen, 327.
Father, His Eternity involved in the Son's, 17; unbegotten, 28; the manner, of His "working," 133; His witness to Christ, 146, 162; His Will one with the Son's, 165; "draweth" us, but not without our consent, 164; can not be seen by any, known only through the Son, 271; Consubstantiality of, with the Son, 272; His Greatness as the cause, hinders not the Son's Consubstantiality, 277; His union with the Son, as the Root of the Branches, 279; hated in the Son, 283.
Gentiles, fallen state of, 32; readily accepted the Gospel, 33; first visited by Christ in passing through Samaria, 107; why called A Dispersion, 182; their morality a reproof to Christians, 186; called Children by anticipation, 241; in what sense "not of this fold," 217; their future union, ib.; shown in the ass's colt, 245; call of, began from the Cross, 246, 250; signified by "all flesh," 296; knew a Creator, not His Son, 299.
Glory, of the Son, surpassing, 40; of Christ, how revealed, 41; of the Passion, 42; of heaven, 43; how given to God, 46; of Christ, how manifested at Cana, 80; to be gained by renouncing vainglory, 99; of this world and the next compared, 102; won by humility and charity, 117, 118; of this world, a slavery, 154; not mentioned in the Lord's Prayer, 157; to be won by suffering, 298; folly of losing it, for vanities, ib.
GOD, His nature admits not number, 7; nor time, 17; impossible to be described, 28; to be named only from His operations, 7; before all, 8; incapable of suffering, 12; infinite, 17; attributes of, ascribed to the Son, 18; indefectible, 23; omnipresent, 25; unsearchable, 27; not known to all, 30; to the Son only, 52; without wants, 35; unchangeable, 39; without equal, ib.; seen by the Prophets only by His condescending to certain forms, 51; seen in His Essence only by the Son, 52; seen only in thought, ib.; makes things necessary easy, 87; the operations of, in regeneration to be taken on trust, 88; great strength of His love expressed in "So loved," 95; His mercy in appointing a day of trial, 96; to dispense with the law of the sabbath is for Him only, 133; "works," by preserving all things, ib.; said to "send" the Son because the Great Cause, 135; Christ's doctrine of His Spiritual nature, 146; in what sense "seen" by Isaiah and others, ib.; witnessed to Christ at Jordan, at the Transfiguration, in the Scriptures, 146; the fear of, the true wisdom, 150; in what sense said to "prove" men's faith, and to "search the heart," 152; allows the wicked only for a time, 157; His Providence not fully shown before the Judgment, 162; "draweth" by helping man's weakness, 164; is most glorified by our faith, 208; spoke of Himself condescendingly in the Old Testament, 237; His "hearing" Christ signified identity of will, 239; glorified by the Cross of Christ, 249; by the judgment of Satan, 250; in our obedience, ib.; known only through Christ, 271; in what sense "seen" by men, 272; His Essence invisible, ib.; receives less love and homage than some harlots, 295; glorified by man's service, and by Christ's Incarnation, 297; known only through the Son, 305; to be loved by works, ib.
Gospel, its persuasiveness a proof of its truth, 5; wide spread of, 6; read on Lord's Day and sabbath, 38; superior to the Law, 48; its offers universal, 24, 29, 36; rejected from the love of sin, 98; a charm against Satan, 114; why especially to be studied, 192.
Grace, of Baptism, 36; must be guarded, ib.; fullness of, in Christ, 47; shown in the Creation, in the natural law, 49; in the Law of Moses, ib.; "given," inferior to "coming," 50; of God abounded beyond man's transgression, 90; not exhausted by use like the water of Bethesda, 126; in Christ was without, in the Apostle with, measure, 153; prevents and co-operates with men's will, 164.
Hearers, what their disposition should be, 2, 8; why to be earnest, 2; why tranquil, 2; should prepare themselves, 3, 38; how they become confused, 8; the careless, condemned, ib.; worse than beasts, 9; should keep what they hear, 32; should not resent reproof, 40; state of, to be considered in teaching and reading Scripture, 105; should imitate the woman of Samaria, 110.
Hearing and seeing, said of God, and Christ, imply their exact knowledge, 92, 103, 136, 141; the word, requires stillness, 168; a spiritual mind, 169; earnest zeal, 183; carefulness, 187; tends to reverence, 192.
Heathens, conversion of, hindered by our indifference, 61; zeal of, our reproach, 62; some rejected Christianity from love of vice, 97; some virtuous but very rarely, 98; did not go to the light when it came to them, ib.; none believed but those who before wished to live well, ib.; doctrines of, weak and inconsistent, 247; conversion of, hindered by the coldness and sins of Christians, 266.
Hell, fire of, prepared for the devil, 66; existence of, denied by some, 96; proved credible by 1 Cor. v., 131; threat of, proves human freedom, 134.
Heretics err, by not considering the objects of the speakers in Holy Scripture, 144; must be refuted from Holy Scripture, 149; an objection of, to Christ's answer to the Jews, 198; barred from the fold by Scripture, 213; their misinterpretation of the parable of the sheepfold, 214; denied the Resurrection on Heathen principles of the eternity of matter, 247; to be resisted by knowledge of the Scriptures, ib.
Holy Ghost, the, speaks through the Scriptures, 2, 16, 22; not meant by the words "in Him was life," 21; uncreated, 22; given in Baptism, 36; His descent upon Christ was to declare Him, 59; not given in John's Baptism, 60; office of, not to teach, but to recall Christ's teaching, 83; superior to soul, in giving life, 88; performs the work of God, 91; power of, shown by the comparison of wind, ib.; His Infinity declared by John Baptist, 105; the names of "Fire," and "Water," used to express His operations, not His Essence, because possessing the qualities of both, 111; His grace may be increased, may be quenched by covetousness and cruelty, 183; largeness of, intended by the "Living Water," 184; spake by the Prophets, ib.; and triumphed in the Apostles, but not before the Crucifixion, ib.; deserted the Jews after the Passion, 241; His power in the Apostles, 277, 278; enables us to overcome the flesh, and makes men equal to Angels, 278; is "of Truth," because of the Father, 284; speaks only the words of Christ, 288; the guide to truth, ib.; could not come before the sacrifice of the Cross, ib.; His office in Holy Baptism, 289; His dignity in prophecy, not contrary to Christ's, ib.; awfulness of His gift in Ordination, 325.
Honor to be sought of God, not men, 15; like wealth, most had when despised, ib.; of men, shared with harlots and dancers, 136; the greatest, gained by almsgiving, 143; not taken by Christ for Himself, 198.
Humility, the gain of, 106; the cause of Christ's preference for John, 117; example of in Moses, ib.; the crown of good works, 118; the truest greatness, 261; taught by Christ's behavior before Pilate, 311.
Incarnation, a veil of the Godhead, 26, 40; believed by Patriarchs, 30; lateness of, no objection, ib.; a "coming" of Christ, 36; the cause of our Regeneration, 38; changed not the Son's Essence, 39; a taking of the manhood into God, ib.; Christ's care to prove it, 107; because a chief point in the work of Redemption, ib.; proved by Christ's weeping, 233; by the different accounts of the Passion, ib.
Jews, the, blindness of, 32; cast off through pride, 33; their discontent unreasonable, ib.; abused their privileges, 34; needed a man for a teacher, 45; nominally sons of God, really servants, 48; were under Grace, but less than we, 49; their envy of the Baptist, 54; why preferred him to Christ, 55; why questioned Him, ib.; from their faith in John, ought to have believed in Christ, 56; in what sense knew not Christ, 57; why believed not after the descent of the Spirit on Jesus, 60; malice of, contrasted with the candor of Nathanael, 71; were not profited by relationship to Christ, 75; provoked to hear of Christ's Equality with God, 81; their wickedness in requiring a sign in the temple, ib.; sinned by vainglory, 98; weaned from idolatry by gradual teaching, 106; had been rejected, long before Christ, 108; their inattention contrasted with the care of the woman of Samaria, 110, 114; did not attend to the Word, and hindered others, 110; preferred to the Samaritans because purer in faith, 115; and their spiritual fathers, 116; but inferior to Christians, ib.; did not enquire to learn, but to mock, 117; their envy of the paralytic's cure, 130; their faith hindered by vainglory, 136, 148; really believed in John the Baptist, 144; but only for a season, 145; rejected God's witness to Christ, in rejecting that of the Scriptures, 146; convicted of not loving God, 148; and of excessive pride, ib.; rejected Christ for Antichrist, ib.; how to be accused by Moses, 149; their gluttony made them affected by the miracle of the loaves, 153, 157, 159; their ingratitude and hypocrisy in mentioning the Manna, 160; incredulous because disappointed of their lust, 161; fled from Christ's spiritual doctrine, 164; led astray by unlawful curiosity, 166; their rage against Christ was from fear, 176; their wickedness in wondering at, not obeying, His word, 177; subverted the Law by their conduct, 178; confuted out of the Law itself, ib.; those who saw most of Christ's miracles hated Him most, 180; their inconsistency, ib.; in what sense knew and knew not Christ, 180, 181; not really ignorant, 71, 110, 181; how sought Christ "in a little while," 181; their contempt of Gentiles, 182; their malice in pretending ignorance, 185, 188; imperfect faith of some of them, 192; carried texts of Scripture on their dress, 193; erred, because they had not the fear of God, ib.; their insensibility to the bondage of sin, ib.; were in bondage repeatedly, 194; differed from us, as servants from sons, ib.; hindered from believing, by reliance on their descent, 195; proved children of the devil, from envy and murder, ib.; contracted unlawful marriages, 196; alien from God and from Abraham, ib.; their blasphemy, that Christ had a devil, 197, 198; trust in Abraham only, 198; knew not the Father, ib.; malice of, towards the blind man at Siloam, 205, 207; labor to depreciate the miracle, ib.; subtlety and hypocrisy of their questions, 208; neither Moses' nor Christ's disciples, 209; asked questions of Christ, not to learn, but to silence Him, 222; their wickedness in rejecting the greater witness of His works, and demanding words, 223; provoked by Christ's claiming coequality with God, 224; thought to save, but ruined themselves, by slaying Christ, 239; did not escape the Romans, 241; deserted by the Spirit after the Crucifixion, ib.; their wickedness in plotting at a Passover, 242; ruined by covetousness, 243; the people believed, the rulers rejected Christ, 244; design to kill Lazarus, 245; really understood Christ's meaning, 251; but misconstrued it deliberately, ib.; still in darkness, ib.; their unbelief foretold, 252; opposed both God and Moses, in Christ, 283; their unbelief, worldly pride, ib.; absurdity of their scruple to enter Pilate's palace, 310; in what sense could not put any to death, ib.; their madness in preferring Barabbas, 313; made to confess their own downfall, 315; why wished to slay Jesus by crucifying, ib.; spoiled by success from the beginning, 316; fulfilled the prophecy unconsciously, 317; madness of, proclaimed by the Title on the Cross, ib.; their obduracy to the last, 319.
John Baptist, St., spoke as sent from God, 25; why sent to witness to Christ, 26; inferior to Christ, ib.; confessed his inferiority, 45; reverenced by the Jews, 44; praised by Josephus, ib.;, taught from heaven, 45; prepared the Jews for Christ by degrees, ib.; how "after" Christ, ib.; in externals superior to Christ, 55; preferred to Christ by the Jews, ib.; why questioned by the Jews, ib.; in his confessing Christ, replied to their secret thoughts, 56; and detected their treachery, ib.; his dignity compared to ours, 57; boldness of, 58; object of his mission inferior to Christ's, 59; gave not the Spirit in his baptism, 60; did not know Christ at first, but before His baptism, ib.; why used repetitions, 63; how brought the Bride to Christ, ib.; called the friend of the Bridegroom because present with Christ, 64; why able to preach at all hours, ib.; some disciples of, jealous of Christ, ib.; why continued to baptize all his life, 100; His death facilitated Christ's ministry, ib.; witnessed to Christ's superiority, 101, 102; called himself Christ's "friend" to disclaim jealousy, 101; his work finished as Christ's began, 102; his reserve in speaking of Christ, 105; his testimony was that of God, 144; called a torch because his light was not his own, 145; proved trustworthy by the acts of Christ, 225.
John Evangelist, St., his intimacy with Christ, 1; manner of his appearing, ib.; truthfulness, 1, 36; birth and occupation, 4; unlearned, 5; instance of his plain speaking, 7; the beloved disciple, 117; does not himself relate the cause of Christ's preference, ib.; favored by St. Peter, ib.; his humility, ib.; his care to correct mistakes, 152; exactness of, 156; why omits many events between the Feasts, 173; Christ's love for him, enabled him to ask, 263; why indulged in great familiarity by Christ, 264; associated often with Peter, ib.; his forbearance and exactness in relating the betrayal, 308; in relating his own conduct and Peter's at the Palace, ib.; his modesty in speaking of his standing by the Cross, 318; honored by having the charge of Christ's mother, ib.; an eye-witness of the piercing of the side, 319; why took no part in the burial, 320; does full credit to Mary's zeal and to Peter's, 320, 321; the first to recognize Christ on the lake, as St. Peter to hasten to Him, 329; his modesty in correcting the mistake of the disciples concerning himself, 332; his reason for writing his Gospel, 333; his veracity argued by his choice of subjects, his confidence in himself, his friendship with Christ and His mother, ib.
John's Gospel, St., its marvelous teaching, 5; consistency of, ib.; translations of, 6; perspicuity of, ib.; teaching of, why outlived other philosophy, ib.; style of, ib.; dwells most on doctrines, 9; why begins with Christ's eternal subsistence, 16; unlike Genesis, ascends at once to the Creator, 21; heretical reading in [John i. 3], ib.; leads us upwards gradually, 49; speaks most of the time before John's imprisonments, 59; most concerned with Christ's discourses, 151.
Judas, why reproved secretly by Christ, 171; shared in the Apostles' gifts and miracles, 172; but fell by covetousness, ib.; his pretended zeal for the poor, 242; his obduracy to Christ's love, 243; cast off to Satan by giving of the sop: his hardness, 264; received a secret rebuke, 265; his wickedness after sharing the salt, and the washing, 257; was probably washed first of the disciples, 258; his insensibility, 258, 260, 262; his ingratitude, 261.
Judgment, will be according to men's deserts, 96; delayed to give time for repentance, 97; will reveal men's sins to one another, 121; remembrance of, a help to virtue, 137; most attracts the obstinate hearer, 139; the doctrine of, carefully propounded by Christ and St. John, 140; its inexorable strictness, 154; thought of, a check to sin, 162, 163; of the flood, and of Sodom, 163; by appearance sinful, 179; after the flesh, is judging unjustly, 188; of Christ, and of the Father, is One, 189; in what sense the object of Christ's coming, 212; of others, to be made with mercy, 220; of ourselves, a cure for inhumanity, 221; only denied by these who fear it, 247; of men worthless, 281; the future, proved, by Christ's victory over Satan, 287.
Lazarus, of Bethany, history of, teaches resignation to sickness and death, 227; His death proved by the Jews coming, 229; by the stone, 233; by the grave clothes, and the stench, ib.; by the Jews loosing him, 239; his resurrection proved by his eating with Christ, 242; case of, attracted the people, 245.
Life, the present, a seed time, 90; a time of preparation for a better state, 111; eternal, in Christ, underived and original, 168; imparted to men, by partaking of His Flesh, ib.; mercifully shortened, 211; will not bear comparison with the future, 248; how far to be hated in this world, 248; desire of, natural, 249.
Love, of our neighbor, the way to life, 15; of God, to be shown by acts, not words, 35, 72; of Christ, towards man marvelous, 97; of the Father for Christ, 217; more powerful than miracles, 266; want of, a stumbling-block to the heathen, 267; in St. Peter, 257, 332; to be shown by keeping the commandments, 275; by acts, not words, 280; of God and man inseparable, 282; multiplies strength, and makes men ubiquitous, 289; the best protection to rich and poor, 290; the motive of the Solitaries, ib.; independent of place, ib.; of enemies, taught by the Passion, 315; gives much boldness towards God, 331.
Luxury, the mother of diseases of the body, 78; and of the soul, 79; wretchedness of, 127; folly of, 159; cured by meditation on Christ's birth, education, and life, 192; vanity and sinfulness of, 197; hinders almsgiving, 285.
Martha, rebuked not for inhospitality but inattention, 158; unequal to her sister in faith and wisdom, 229; led on by Christ to belief in the resurrection, ib.; had no vanity in her grief, 232; had forgotten Christ's lessons, 233.
Mary, of Bethany, not the "Harlot" mentioned by St. Matthew, 227; her gravity and earnestness, ib.; her faith greater than Martha's, 229; her wisdom and affectionateness, 230; her great ardor, 232; her improvement in faith, 242.
Meekness, duty of, 92; taught by, Christ's answer to the Jews, 219; acquired by penitence, ib.; the first of virtues, 222; of Christ not confined to words, ib.; of Christ before Pilate, our pattern, 311.
Miracles, revealed Christ's glory, 41; of Christ's childhood proved false from John's ignorance, 60; and from the number and rapid fame of the true, 73; a more important testimony to Christ than John's word, 64; of turning water into wine, how evidenced, 78; Christ's care to provide sufficient testimony to, 78, 124-128; of Christ, improved on nature, 78; shown to the honest, withheld from the ill-disposed, 80; most attracted the grosser sort, 83; not to be demanded from God by the faithful, 84; their first object, to save souls, 124; addressed to unbelievers and the grosser sort, 124, 151; clearness of their testimony, 146; not all of them related in the Gospels, 151; of the loaves, performed by the Prophets, 152; some, witnessed by the disciples only, 155; of stilling the storm occurred more than once, ib.; of the loaves, was a warning to Capernaum, 156; of the manna, only a type, 160; their power with the people, 181; sight of, hardened the Pharisees, 186; when and why performed by material means, 202; their effect on the people, 205; the best and sufficient witness to Christ, 223; inferior to love, 266.
Moses, his veil, 40; his love for Israel, 44; compared to Christ, 49; gave only types, 50; how far saw God, 51; highly privileged in visions, 61; his prophecy of Christ, 116; will accuse the Jews for not believing in Christ who had fulfilled his prophecy, 149; his testimony to Christ was that of God, ib.; questioned by God before a miracle, to arouse his attention to it, 151; at the Red Sea, compared with Christ on the lake, 156.
Mourning, indecent manner of, at Antioch, 230; excess of, condemned, 231; moderate among the old Greeks, 230; wherein honorable, 231; should be for sinners, not for the dead, ib.; for the general sin, becomes Christians, 240; for the covetous, better than for the dead, ib.; excess of, ridiculed even by the world, 322; and a sign of unbelief, ib.
Nathanael, his exactness and candor, 70; contrasted with the Jews, 71; showed his joy in Christ by confessing Him, ib.; his confession, why inferior to Peter's, 72; less zealous and less timid than Nicodemus, 98; a lover of truth, and learned, 185.
Nicodemus, well disposed but fearful, 84, 91; received graciously by Christ, 84; and led on to enquiry, 85; desirous of instruction, ib.; perplexed by his attempts to reason, ib.; could not perceive things spiritual, 86; more zealous and more fearful than Nathanael, 98.
Nobleman, the, in John iv. different from the centurion in Matthew, 123; an example of faith, 124; but imperfect, ib.
Paralytic of Bethesda, an example of patience under sickness, 128; of meekness, ib.; his cure different from that in St. Matthew [Matthew ix. 2] in all its circumstances, ib.; his ready faith and courage, 129; his disease was caused by sin, 131; suffered longer than he sinned, 131; Christ urged his sins to warn others, 132; his cure was of grace, not merit, ib.; his grateful return and boldness, 132; cure of, 199, 200.
Passion of Christ, the, foretold darkly, its benefits plainly, 95; voluntary, 199; a proof that His promise of life to man should be fulfilled, 217; in what sense the cause of the Father's love towards Him, ib.; proves His Resurrection, how, 218; His peculiar power shown therein, ib.; was voluntary, ib.; not commanded, but consented to by the Father, ib.; was to teach us to suffer patiently, 315.
Paul of Samosata, forgot Christ's Eternity, 16; madness of, 29, 59; account of, 30 (note); his reading of John v. 27, ib.
Paul, St., an instance of God's longsuffering, 36; humility of, 35; spoke of the end by anticipation, 121; an example of diligence without carefulness, 158; overcame the world by his love of Christ, 330.
Peter, St., first received the faith from Andrew, 65; praised for his readiness to hear the Word, 67; change of his name, 68; his confession more perfect than Nathanael's, 72; offended because ignorant of the Resurrection, 82; his regard for John, 117; in fear for himself, because called Satan, 171; shadow of, raised a dead man, 234; his reverence in refusing the washing, 258; his vehement love in seeking it, ib.; his forbearance from asking at the Supper, 263; recovers his boldness, 267; taught self-distrust by his fall, 268; contrasted with Thomas, 269; his conduct before and after the gift of the Spirit, 308; his love of Christ seen in his approaching the palace, his fear in staying without it, ib.; his stubbornness in the denial, 309; his lethargy during Christ's examination, 309, 310; his denial related to teach self-distrust, 310; his zeal at the sepulcher outstripped St. John's, 321; his zeal at the lake, 329; as the leader of the disciples, receives the charge of the flock, 331; why thrice questioned, ib.; his martyrdom foretold, 332; appointed "teacher of the world," ib.; his loving question about John, evaded by Christ, ib.
Pharisees, hardened by seeing Christ's miracles, 186; reproved by the conduct of their own officers, ib.; by Nicodemus, 187; insolence of their appeal to the Scripture, ib.; ignorant, because unwilling to learn, 189; superficial followers of Christ, 213; their foolish obstinacy, 239; their folly in seeking His death, who raised the dead, ib.; their false pretenses, ib. [see Jews].
Philip, St., his thoughtfulness and ready obedience to Christ's call, 69; his brotherly love, 70; why questioned by Christ about the loaves, 151; his trial compared to Abraham's, 152; his imperfect faith the reason of his question, 271.
Pilate, not hasty or malicious in judgment, 310; less wicked than the Jews, 311; instructed by Christ, 311, 313; desire to rescue Christ, 313; declares his innocence, 314; his fears of Christ, ib.; made no exact enquiry as to the charge of treason to Cæsar, ib.; his guilt in giving way against his conscience: his act was "allowed," not enforced, "from above," ib.; his cowardice, 315; his guilt in not enquiring, 316.
Prayer, a way to pardon, 29; for the dead, 43 (note); needed, to understand the Scriptures, 72; impatience in, rebuked, 126; ours, as Christ's, should be for things spiritual, 157; not suited to God, 196; not consistent with Godhead, 239; for all mankind, 290.
Pride, ruined the Jews, 33; evils of, 34, 54; remedies of, 34; separates the brethren, 54; why more inexcusable than other vices, 57; of Christian's shamed by Christ's washing the disciples' feet, 260.
Prisons, the sobering effect of visiting, 220; contrasted with theaters, ib.; the inmates of, sometimes better than others, 221; all men were confined in, but delivered by Christ, ib.; St. Paul preached in with effect, 222.
Prophecy, why more persuasive than miracles, 68; impossible to devils, ib.; addressed to particular persons by Christ, 113; of the future confirmed by the fulfillment of the past, 140; given by the mouths of evil men, 241; caused by, not the cause of the event, 252, 301; fulfillment of, in the parting of the garments, 317; in the piercing of The Side, 319.
Prophets, the, quoted by the Evangelists, 44; speak of future events as past, 46; sowed for the Apostle's reaping, 120; Christ's agreement with, concerning the Judgment, 141; wrongly compared with Christ, 198; in what sense "saw" God, 271.
Punishment, a proof of God's love, 35; of those who received not Christ, 36; of the wicked for the sake of the good, 37; everlasting, 43; to be avoided by holiness only, ib.; the fear of, the most powerful motive with most men, 106; endures longer than the sin, 131; redoubled after relapse, ib.; if not sent now, will be the more heavy hereafter, ib.; brings men to virtue, more than reward, 137; delayed, but certain, 157-162; not inherited, 200; objection removed, 201.
Regeneration in Baptism, 37; a real sonship, 48; superior to natural birth, 88; to be taken on trust as a mystery, not understood of angels, ib.; inferior to Christ's eternal birth, 91; types of, in the Old Testament, 92; doctrine of, received by faith, 93; the work of the Spirit, 126; shown in the Water from The Side, 319.
Resurrection, the, implied in Christ, "The Life," 22; of Christ glorious, 42; witnessed by few only, 61; the great Evidence, 82; why not plainly foretold, ib.; doctrine of, most affects the obstinate, 139; a token of, in the cure of the Paralytic, 140; the general, is common to the godly and ungodly, 161; the special, for the good only, ib.; belief of, destroys, Fatalism, 163; belief in, the Essence of Christianity, ib.; confessed by devils, ib.; necessary to God's justice, ib.; the special, with, the general, without, reward, 168; of Christ, proved by his death, 218; the doctrine of, concerned in the raising of Lazarus, 232; truth of, proved by the Apostles' acts, 234; shown in the growth of seed, 246; moral argument for, ib.; denied by heretics on heathen principles, 247; foretold in Jacob's prophecy, 251; compared to birth, 291; Christ's, alluded to in "a man born into the world," ib.; the beginning of knowledge, 292; various proofs of, in the burial-place, embalming, position of the clothes, 320, 321; why first made known to Mary Magdalene, 323.
Riches, transitory nature of, here, 57; how to be made lasting, 58; the thorn of the humble, 86; vanity of, 118; only good here, 159; abuse of, a betraying of Christ, 172; dangerous to the soul, 244; love of, hinders faith, 254; their end is to be used, not hoarded, nor abused, 69, 299; the earthly to be despised for the heavenly, 301.
Samaria, the woman of, an example of a soul healed by Christ, 42; encouraged by Christ's appearance to approach Him, 45; converted by prophecy, 68; her considerateness, 109; more reverent than Nicodemus, 110; more attentive to the Word than the Jews, ib.; her patience in listening, a reproach to Christian congregations, ib.; bolder than Nicodemus, in bringing others to Christ, 112; her candor in judgment, 112; her meekness in bearing reproof, 113; her desire to learn, 117; her zeal for her countrymen, 118; her prudence, ib.; in faith superior to those Jews who would have Manna from Christ, 161; doubted, but with humility, 198; a sinner, but received by Christ, 221.
Samaritans, the, visited by Christ, but only in passing, 107; origin and history of, ib.; only received the works of Moses, 108; hated by the Jews, ib.; their call not intended by Christ, but deserved by their zeal, 109; inferior to the Jews in purity of faith, 115; received all from the Jews, 116; why expected a Messiah, ib.; their reception of Christ, and candor in hearing Him, rewarded by the gift of faith, 122; praised for believing without miracles, after teaching only, 123, 125; name of, a term of reproach against Christ, 197.
Scripture, Holy, its elevating power, 1, 4, 7, 8; its taming power, 10; its inspiration, 2, 4; safeguard of the soul, 11; publicly read, 38; mystery of, meant to excite our attention, 51; the food and medicine of the languid soul, 66; needs careful study, 72; its preaching varied to include all, 80; why imputes a will to things without life, 91; significant in every word, 95; copies of, to be studied, not shown, 114; deters Devils from approaching, ib.; draw down the Spirit, ib.; general ignorance of, ib.; no part of, to be passed over, 125; its universal use, 128; its humility in expression, intended to excite attention, 142; requires care to clear its obscurity, as gold in the mine, 143; contradictions of, only apparent, ib.; what cautions to be observed in its interpretation, 144; speaks to the majority, 164; a charm for anger, 175; has said nothing in vain, 180; requires exact search, 207; the only means to refute heresy, 247; uses the same words in different senses of God and men, 275; qualifications necessary for understanding it, 301; neglect of, the cause of our little wisdom, 316; and of our unfruitfulness, ib.; duty and benefits of searching it, 333.
Sin, its blindness, 24; misery, ib.; madness, 25; shamefulness, ib.; ways to put away, 29; a fire, 66; after Baptism, not unpardonable, 96; of all will be revealed to all in the Judgment, 121; buried in Baptism, ib.; more excusable when from natural passion, 130; punished both in body and soul, 131; how affected by blindness, 213; its filthiness, 189; to be put away only by Holy Baptism, 190; the greatest bondage, ib.; only to be removed by God, 194; freedom from, the only real liberty, ib.; worse in Christians than Heathens, 250; cleansed in Baptism, and by alms, 270; its offensiveness, ib.
Son of God, Christ and man differently so called, 11; not greater than the Father, 13; declared equal with the Father, 14, 52, 53; not "younger" than the Father, 17; of the same Essence 18, 53; Infinite, 18; has attributes of Godhead ascribed to Him, 18, 24; personality of, 28; begotten, ib.; left not heaven to be made man, 36; alone of all hath seen God in His Essence, 52; coeternal with the Father, 53; addressed in the words, "Let us make man," 116; independence of, 189; to be glorified by works, not words only, ib.; His identity of Power and Essence with the Father, 224; only different in being a Son, ib.; seeing and believing on Him is seeing and believing on the Father, 254; the True God equally with the Father, 297; why called the Messenger, 299; His agreement with the Father, 299, 300; His glory from the Eternal Generation, 304, 311; His agreement with the Father proved by His pre-existence, 305.
Soul, weakened by earthly passions, 8, 31; being one cannot contain many desires at once, 8, 31; when unmoved by externals, 11; its own mistress, 42; healed by Christ, ib.; culture of, more difficult than of the earth, 62; how may recover its appetite of spiritual food, 66; its diseases produced by luxury, 79; is invisible, yet most exposed to attack, ib.; real though invisible, 88, 91; how inferior to spirit, 88; chastised through the body, 131; but secured by the fear of God, 193; darkened by grief, 230; how best adorned, 256.
Spiritual things, superior to worldly, 8; should occupy part of our time, 10; objects of faith, not reason, 27, 87; perfection of, immediate, 90; real though invisible, 91; the substance and end of things temporal, 156; folly of losing them for things temporal, 159.
Trinity, the, the same expressions applied to each Person, 23; proved by Isaiah's vision, 252; Three Persons of, distinct, yet equal, 289; Baptism, the common work of, ib.; Will of, one, ib.; Equality of the Three Persons, 325; concurred in the call of the Apostles, 326.
Truth, seen in Christ's fulfillment of the types, 50; boldness of, 99; rewards honest enquirers, 122; its power with candid hearers, 186; made illustrious by opposition, 207; the kindness of speaking it in season, 287.
Vainglory, tyranny of, 14, 30; meanness of, 14; evil effects of, 15; worse than fornication, 98; ruined the Jews, ib.; the source of avarice and passion, ib.; of John's disciples, 102; its evils, and examples of, ib.; hard to tame, ib.; hindered belief in the Jews, 136; folly and danger of, 103, 136; hinders faith, 254, 255; leads to domestic show and expense, 256.
Water, at Cana, a type of worldly minds, 78; a medium between air and earth, 88; why used in Holy Baptism, 89; virtue of, in Holy Baptism, 90; "living," when from a spring, 112; a type under the Law, 126; useless without the Spirit, ib.
Women, should keep at home, 225; examples of their power for good or evil, ib.; best adorned by modesty, piety, and economy, 226; the poor, reproved for indecency: the rich, for vanity, in mourning, 230; sought new husbands by showing much grief for the old, 231; exhorted to almsgiving instead of dress and ornament, 256; to edify their husbands, ib.; boldness of, in standing by the Cross, 318; in coming to the tomb before the Disciples, 323.
Word, the, why mentioned first by St. John, 7; twofold meaning of, ib.; eternal Sonship of, 11; coeternal with the Father, 17; how "with God," 12; how in the world, 17; the Creator of all, 21; the true Life, ib.; and Light, 22; why said to have been "made flesh," 39; will judge unbelievers, 254; cleanses the Church, 303.
Word of God, means often commands or prophecies, 16; to hear it, the first duty of all, 65; toil of preaching, how lightened, 76; spoken to all in general, but must be applied particularly by each, 79; minute significance of, 95.
Works, earnestness to be shown in, 3; must be added to faith, 19, 27; necessary after Baptism, 37; should correspond with our privileges, 42; the only safety, 43; set forth God's glory, 46; of love the best confession, 72; of others, will not assist us, 75; to win forgiveness, 142; of the Father, works of Christ, 202; proper time for working, ib.; evidence of, required by the world, 267; absolute need of, 273.
World, what, 30; ignorant of God, 31; love of, cause of darkness, ib.; fleeting nature of, 78; love of, an insult to Christ, 111; approaching end of, conjectured from wars, earthquakes, &c., 121; love of, universal, 136; danger of living for, ib.; the danger of resting in its pleasures, 157; to be given up for heaven, 196; signifies the wicked, 266, 274; how "convinced" by the Spirit, 287; conquered by despising it, 293; in Holy Scripture signifies either the creation, or the wicked, 245.
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