King's Business - 1922-11




“ From the foundation of the world” j—an expression used seven times; an interesting study. See Mt. 13:35; 25: 34; Lk. 11:50; Heb. 4:3; 9:26; Rev. 13:8; 17:8. The first open recognition of Christ as the Son of the living God: Mt. 16:16. Scars for Christ mean stars with Christ. See Mt. 19:29. “ If ye have faith”—a saying repeat­ ed on three occasions. See Mt. 21:21; Mk. 11:23; Lk. 17:6. Three great questions: Are there few that be saved? (Lk. 13:23). Who then can be saved? (Lk. 18:26). What must I do to be saved? (Acts 16:30). Threefold invitation: To the guilty (Isa. 1 :18 ); to the weary (Mt. 11:28); to the thirsty (Jn. 7:37). The word “ easy” occurs only once in the New Testament and then in con­ nection with the “ yoke” . Three perfect things: God’s work; (Deut. 32 :4 ); God’s way (Ps. 18:30); God’s will (Rom. 12:2). In the 53rd chapter of Isaiah there are no fewer than eleven expressions that clearly describe the vicarious character of our Lord’s sufferings. (1) “ He bore our griefs.” (2) “ He carried our sorrows.” (3) “ He was wounded for our transgressions.” (4) “ He was bruised for our iniquities.’’ (5) “ The chastisement of our peace was upon Him.” (6) “ By His stripes we are healed.” (7) “ The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (8) “ For the transgression of my people was He stricken.” (9) “When thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin.” (10.) “ He shall bear their iniquities.” (11) “ He bore the sins of many.”

Mt. 8:4— the first of 79 references to Moses in the New Testament. Two things Jesus marveled at: Be­ lief (Mt. 8:10) and unbelief (Mk. 6 :6). , “ Weeping and gnashing of teeth”— expression used by Jesus seven times. Title “ Son of man” applied to Jesus for the first time in New Testament in Mt. 8:20. Christ thus designates Him­ self 80 times. “ Lord, save us: we perish”— the first prayer in the New Testament. Mt. 8:25. The “ Three cheers” of Jesus: Mt. 9:2; 14:27; Jn. 16:33. Christ’s needs on earth: No home to be horn in (Lk. 2:7-12); no place to lay His head (Mt. 8:19-20); no money to pay His tax (Mt. 17: 24-27); no comforter in Gethsemane (Mt. 26:36- 40); no friend to plead for Him (Mk. 14:49-50); no grave to be buried in (Mt. 27:57-60). Christ’s beatitude upon unfaltering faith: Mt. 11:6. “ He that hath ears to hear, let him hear”— used 14 times by Christ and never by others. Its use always marks a crisis (Mt. 11:15 first). Four charges made against Christ: Friend of sinnners (Mt. 11:19); Guest of sinners (Lk. 19 :7 ); Received sinners (Lk. 15 :2 ); Ate with sinners (Lk 15: 2 ) . The description Christ gave of His own character: Mt. 11:29. “ Have .ye not read?”— a question asked six different times referring to seven books of the Old Testament (Mt. 12:3). Mt. 12:10— the first of seven miracles wrought by Jesus on the Sabbath. (Mk. 1:21-31; Lk. 13:11-13; 14:2; Jn. 5:8- 9; 9:14).


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