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PRACTICAL EXPOSITION

OF THE

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE,

IN THE FORM OF

LECTURES,

INTENDED TO ASSIST THE PRACTICE OF DOMESTIC

INSTRUCTION AND DEVOTION.

BY JOHN BIRD SUMNER, D.D.

ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

FIFTH EDITION.

LONDON:
THOMAS HATCHARD, 187, PICCADILLY.

1850.

BING

LONDON: PRINTED BY G. J. PALMER, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

S8
1850

CONTENT S.

LECTURE 1.-i. 1—7. Short Account of St. Luke. His preface to his history. The

parents of John the Baptist. Their blameless character.

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LECTURE II.-i. 8-17. Purpose of John the Baptist's mission, declared by the angel to

his father Zacharias : viz. to turn the heart of the fathers to the children : 2, to turn the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just : 3, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

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LECTURE III.-i. 18–38. Zacharias doubts the angel's word, and becomes dumb. The

purpose of God is declared to Mary, that she should become the mother of Jesus, by an immaculate conception.

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LECTURE IV.-i. 39-55. Elizabeth blesses Mary. Mary's hymn of thanksgiving and

praise.

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LECTURE V.-i. 56-80. The Baptist is born, and named John. Zacharias's prophetic hymn, declaring the purpose of his birth.

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