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Devotional Hours with the Bible, Volume 6

By J.R. Miller

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   Introduction - Devotional Hours with the Bible J. R. Miller, 1909 Volume 6. From the Gospel of Matthew This eight volume set was published between 1908 an
   Chapter 1 - The Wise Men and the Child - Matthew 1 and 2 The Gospel of Matthew begins with a genealogy. Then comes the story of the birth and infancy. Jesus was born at Bethlehem. This was
   Chapter 2 - John, the Forerunner of Jesus - Matthew 3:1-12 The time of John's coming was not accidental. It was "In those days,"--that is, when Jesus was still living in Nazareth. Jesus was n
   Chapter 3 - The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus - Matthew 3:13 to 4:11 The beginning of Christ's ministry was marked by two important events--His baptism and His temptation. These were thirty silen
   Chapter 4 - The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry - Matthew 4:12-25 In Matthew's gospel, the story of the first months of our Lord's public ministry is omitted. Several chapters of John's gospel come
   Chapter 5 - True Blessedness - Matthew 5:1-16 Emerson's advice to Lincoln about hitching his wagon to a star--is the lesson Jesus sets for us in the Beatitudes. These blesseds sh
   Chapter 6 - Some Laws of the Kingdom - Matthew 5:17-26; 38-48 We are not to think of Christianity as a new religion, distinct from that of the Old Testament. Rather, the one is a develop
   Chapter 7 - Almsgiving and Prayer - Matthew 6:1-15 It was characteristic of the Pharisees in our Lord's time, that they sought publicity and display for their religious acts. They mad
   Chapter 8 - Worldliness and Trust - Matthew 6:19-34 The Christian life is very simple--if only we understand it. It has only one principle--single-hearted devotion to Christ. Paul sta
   Chapter 9 - The Golden Rule - Matthew 7:1-12 When someone asked Raphael how he made his wonderful pictures, he replied, "I dream dreams and I see visions--and then I paint my dr
   Chapter 10 - False and True Discipleship - Matthew 7:13-29 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. B
   Chapter 11 - Jesus, the Healer - Matthew 8:2-17 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said: "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean!" Jesus reached out his h
   Chapter 12 - The Power of Faith - Matthew 9:18-34 "A ruler came and knelt before him and said: My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live." O
   Chapter 13 - The Mission of the Twelve - Matthew 9:35-10:15, 40-42 Jesus never rested. He went about doing good. His work is summed up here in three words: teaching, preaching, and healing
   Chapter 14 - The Question of John the Baptist - Matthew 11:1-19 John was a brave man and a firm believer in Jesus as the Messiah--but in his prison, questions arose. "When John heard in the priso
   Chapter 15 - Warning and Invitation - Matthew 11:20-30 "Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent." Matthew
   Chapter 16 - Two Sabbath Incidents - Matthew 12:1-14 The question of proper Sabbath observance arose several times during our Lord's public ministry. The Jewish law made careful provis
   Chapter 17 - Growing Hatred to Jesus - Matthew 12:22-32, 38-42 The heart of Christ was a great magnet that ever drew to it all human suffering and human need. The description given of Hi
   Chapter 18 - The Parable of the Sower - Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 Jesus was always teaching. On this particular day His pulpit was a fishing boat, from which He spoke to the multitudes standi
   Chapter 19 - The Parable of the Tares - Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 The sower is Christ Himself. He always sows good seed in His field. When he was living here in this world, He went up and d
   Chapter 20 - Pictures of the Kingdom - Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52 The parables of Jesus are unforgettable pictures. They are stories laden with truth. Some preachers tell stories which thri
   Chapter 21 - The Multitudes Fed - Matthew 14:13-21; 15:29-39 "As soon as Jesus heard the news, he went off by himself in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard w
   Chapter 22 - Jesus Walks on the Sea - Matthew 14:22-36 It was after the feeding of the five thousand. As we learn from John's account, the people were so excited by this miracle that th
   Chapter 23 - The Canaanite Woman - Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus seems to have gone out of His own country into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, seeking a little quiet. He needed rest. But He
   Chapter 24 - Peter's Confession - Matthew 16:13-28 Jesus had led the disciples to a quiet place, away from crowds and excitements. The time had come to declare to them His Messiahsh
   Chapter 25 - The Transfiguration - Matthew 17:1-8, 14-20 Three men, Peter, James and John--were with the Master when He was transfigured. All the disciples belonged to His personal f
   Chapter 26 - A Lesson on Forgiveness - Matthew 18:21-35 "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked: Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"
   Chapter 27 - Jesus on the Way to Jerusalem - Matthew 19:1-2, 13-26 The words, "He departed from Galilee," have significance, when we consider the circumstances, which give them a peculiar sadn
   Chapter 28 - The Laborers in the Vineyard - Matthew 20:1-16 The key to this parable--is found in what goes just before. A young man came to Jesus eager to follow him and asked what he must do
   Chapter 29 - Jesus Nearing Jerusalem - Matthew 20:17-34 Jesus was setting out for Jerusalem on His last journey. Did He not know that He was going straight into danger? He was safe in Pe
   Chapter 30 - Jesus Entering Jerusalem - Matthew 21:1-17 The triumphal entry was one of the most remarkable incidents in our Lord's life. Usually Jesus made no public demonstration, did no
   Chapter 31 - Two Parables of Judgment - Matthew 21:33-46 "Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and buil
   Chapter 32 - The King's Marriage Feast - Matthew 22:1-14 Christ is soon to be condemned by the rulers and put to death--but as He stands now in the holy city, He speaks as the Judge, prono
   Chapter 33 - Three Questions - Matthew 22:15-22; 34-46 The Pharisees, on those last days in the temple, were in continual and bitter controversy with Jesus. They sought to troubl
   Chapter 34 - The Lesson of Watchfulness - Matthew 24:32-51 It was Tuesday evening. Jesus had left the temple, to return to it no more. His last words to the people had been spoken. On the w
   Chapter 35 - The Wise and Foolish Virgins - Matthew 25:1-13 The three parables in this chapter teach great lessons. They are based on the promise of Christ's return. He is surely coming again
   Chapter 36 - The Parable of the Talents - Matthew 25:14-30 "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five
   Chapter 37 - The Last Judgment - Matthew 25:31-46 This passage gives us a wonderful picture of the last judgment. It is not a parable--but a prophetic presentation of the great sce
   Chapter 38 - The Anointing of Jesus - Matthew 26:1-16 We enter now upon the last events of our Lord's life. We are within two days of the Passover. We have a glimpse of the plotting of
   Chapter 39 - The Last Supper - Matthew 26:17-30 Jesus left the temple for the last time on Tuesday evening, and spent Wednesday in retirement. He gave instructions to two of His
   Chapter 40 - Peter's Denial - Matthew 26:31-35; 69-75 As Jesus walked with his disciples from the upper room on the way to Gethsemane, He warned them of the peril into which the
   Chapter 41 - Jesus in Gethsemane - Matthew 26:36-56 There was something strangely significant even in the name of the place where Jesus endured His midnight agony. Gethsemane means o
   Chapter 42 - The Trial of Jesus - Matthew 26:57-68 We speak of the trial of Jesus--but really it was not a trial. There was no intention of giving Him a fair and just hearing. The S
   Chapter 43 - The Crucifixion - Matthew 27:33-50 The story of the crucifixion has the most sacred and tender interest for everyone who loves Jesus Christ. It is not merely an acco
   Chapter 44 - The Resurrection - Matthew 28:1-20 We think of death ordinarily as the end of a man's life. He can do no more work in this world. Only his influence remains. But it w

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