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A VOICE FROM HEAVEN-THE POWER OF THE CROSS-JESUS IS

THE LIGHT-EXHORTATION TO FAITH,

itself remaineth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal. If any man minister to me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say ? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name,

This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

Now is the judgment of the world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.

Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness, knoweth not whither he goeth. Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light.

HE that believeth in me, doth not believe in me, but in him that sent me. And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into

THE FIG-TREE CURSED-FORCE OF PRAYER.

the world; that whosoever believeth in me, may not remain in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and keep them not, I do not judge him: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that despiseth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father said unto me, so do I speak.

May no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.—May no man hereafter eat fruit of thee any more for ever.

HAVE the faith of God.—Amen I say to you, if you shall have faith, and stagger not, not only this of the fig-tree shall you do, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Take up and cast thyself into the sea, it shall be done. And all things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. Therefore I say unto you, all things whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe

JESUS IS DEMANDED HIS AUTHORITY BY THE CHIEF PRIESTS

--PARABLE OF THE TWO SONS.

that you shall receive: and they shall come unto you. And when you shall stand to pray, forgive, if you have aught against any man; that your Father also, who is in heaven, may forgive you your sins. But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven forgive you your sins.

I also will ask you one word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, whence was it ? from heaven, or from men ? ... Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

But what think you ? A certain man had two sons; and coming to the first, he said : Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. And he answering, said : I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went. And coming to the other, he said in like manner. And he answering, said : I go, sir ; and he went not. Which of the two did the father's will ? ... Amen I say to you, that the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of justice, and you did not believe him. But the publicans and the harlots believed him : but you, seeing it, did not

PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD.

even afterwards repent, that you might believe

him.

THERE was a man an householder, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge round about it, and dug in it a press, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen,-and went into a far country: and he was abroad for a long time. And — when the time of the fruits drew nigh,-he sent to the husbandmen a servant to receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. Who having laid hands on him, beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent to them another servant; and him they wounded in the head, and used him reproachfully. And again he sent another, and him they killed : and many others, of whom some they beat, and others they killed. — Then the lord of the vineyard said : What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be, when they see him, they will reverence him. Whom when the husbandmen saw, they thought within themselves, saying : This is the heir ; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So casting him out of the vineyard, they killed him. What, therefore, will the lord of the vineyard do to them? He will come, and will destroy

ITS APPLICATION TO THE JEWS:-PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE

FEAST.

these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.

Have you never read in the Scriptures : The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner : by the Lord this has been done ; and it is wonderful in our eyes ? Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken : but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son. And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage ; and they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying : Tell them that were invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my beeves and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come ye to the marriage. But they neglected, and went their ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise. And the rest laid hands on his servants, and having treated them contumeliously, put them to death. But when the king had heard of it, he was angry, and sending

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