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LI. Sermon To The Innumerable Multitude In The Complete Sayings Of Jesus

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The Complete Sayings of Jesus, by Arthur Hinds, [1927] A.D. 29. Age 32. Perea. Luke 12, 1-40. IN the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, Jesus began to say unto his disciples first of all, And I say unto you my friend, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: but he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. ¶One of the company said, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. Jesus answered, And he said unto them, And he spake a parable: And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. ¶Jesus said unto his disciples, Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. ¶But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.  *And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. 78:* This paragraph and the first four paragraphs of LII furnish an interesting comparison with a similar passage near the end of LXXII in this book (being Matthew 24, 43-51).

Table of Contents

Reminder By The Publisher
The Compiler'S Purpose
Introduction By Norman Vincent Peale
I. Lineage Of Jesusborn In Bethlehem
Ii. The Escape From Herodagain In Galilee At Nazareth
Iii. The Boy Jesus
Iv. Jesus At Thirtybaptized By John
V. Christ'S Long Fast In The Wildernesssatan'S Futile Wiles
Vi. John Answers The Priests
Vii. Jesus Mother And The Water Changed To Wine
Viii. Nighttime Visit Of Nicodemuschrist Enlightens Him
Ix. John Extols Jesus
X. Christ In Cana Cures Nobleman'S Son At Capernaum
Xi. At The Pool Of Bethesda
Xii. Christ Reads In Synagogue At Nazareth
Xiii. By The Sea
Xiv. The Sermon On The Mount
Xv. The Sermon On The Mount (Continued)
Xvi. The Sermon On The Mount (Concluded)
Xvii. A Leper Cleansed
Xviii. Matthew (Levi) Called
Xix. In The Cornfield On The Sabbath
Xx. The Twelve By Namethe Sermon In The Plain
Xxi. The Sermon In The Plain (Concluded)
Xxii. The Centurion'S Servant Healed
Xxiii. John, From Prison, Sends Messengers
Xxiv. Woe Unto Chorazin, Bethsaida, Capernaum
Xxv. The Woman With The Alabaster Box
Xxvi. The Man Blind, Mute, And Bedeviled
Xxvii. Doubters Seek A Sign
Xxviii. His Mother And Brethren Would Speak With Jesus
The Mustard Seed, The Leaven, The Merchantman, The Net
Xxx. The Madman And The Swine
Xxxi. Jairus Daughter Healed
A Prophet Without Honor
Xxxiii. Herod Desires To See Christ
Xxxiv. Five Thousand Fed
Xxxv. Jesus Would Not Be Made King
Xxxvi. I Am The Bread Of Life
Xxxvii. Pharisees Querulous
Xxxviii. The Woman Of Canaan
Xxxix. Seven Loaves And A Few Little Fishes
Xl. Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church
Xli. The Transfiguration
Xlii. Jesus Foretells His Death And Resurrection
Forbid Him Not
Xliv. Except Ye Become As Little Children
Xlv. At The Feast Of The Tabernacle
Xlvi. The Woman Taken In Adultery
Xlvii. I Am The Light Of The World
Xlviii. Hath Not Where To Lay His Head
Xliv. The Good Samaritan
L. The Lord'S Prayer
Li. Sermon To The Innumerable Multitude
Lii. Sermon To The Innumerable Multitude (Cont.)
Liii. Sabbath Cure Of Crippled Woman
Liv. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Lv. Sermon In Parables
The Prodigal Son
Ye Cannot Serve God And Mammon
I Am The Resurrection
Lix. The Kingdom Of God Is Within You
Lx. Easier For A Camel To Go Through The Eye Of A Needle
Lxi. Divorce Denounced
Lxii. Drink Indeed Of My Cup
Lxiii. Sight Restored To Two Blind Beggars
Lxiv. Jesus Goes To Jerusalem
Lxv. The Fig Tree Withered
Lxvi. Christ'S Authority Challenged
Lxvii. Many Are Calledrender Unto Cesar
And The Second
Lxix. Woe Unto You, Scribes And Pharisees!
Lxx. Now Is My Soul Troubled
Lxxi. The Temple Doomed
Lxxii. My Words Shall Not Pass Awaywise And Foolish Virgins.
Lxxiii. Parable Of The Talents
Lxxiv. Me Ye Have Not Always
Lxxv. The Thirty Pieces Of Silver
Lxxvi. The Last Supperdo This In Remembrance Of Me
Lxxvii. Last Supper (Cont.) I Am The Way, The Truth, The Life
Lxxviii. Last Supper (Cont.) Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
Lxxix. Last Supper (Cont.) Be Of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome The World
Lxxx. Last Supper (Cont.) I Have Finished The Work
Lxxxi. In Gethsemane
Judas Kiss
Lxxxiii. Christ'S Trial
Lxxxiv. Christ Before Pilatecrucify Him
Lxxxv. The Crucifixionfather, Forgive Them
Lxxxvi. It Is Finished
Lxxxvii. Laid In The Tomb
Lxxxviii. The Resurrection
Lxxxix
Xc. At The Sea Of Tiberias
Xci. The Ascensiongo Ye And Preach The Gospel To Every Creature
Xcii. Apostles Question Answeredsaul'S Conversion
Xciii. The Lord To Paul In A Visioni Am With Thee
Paul'S Witness
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1 Cary W = "All good things come to us according to our faith and trust in our Father in Heaven.  When we strive to gain our daily supply, we are missing the rare opportunity to watch God provide as well as enhance and purify our walk of faith.  Though He not be visible, yet does the Lord watch over each one of us with tender care."