PREFACE

PART ONE – BACKGROUND

I. THE PERSON OF CHRIST

(John 1:1–5)

A. His Relationship to God

B. His Relationship to the Galaxies

C. His Relationship to the Gospel

II. THE PROPHECY ABOUT CHRIST

(Isaiah 9:6,7)

A. The Advent of Christ

B. The Attributes of Christ

C. The Authority of Christ

III. THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST

(John 1:14)

A. The Coming of the Word

B. The Comparison of the Word

C. The Contemplation of the Word

D. The Character of the Word

IV. THE PEDIGREE OF CHRIST

(Matthew 1:1–7; Luke 3:23–38)

A. The Confirmation in the Genealogies

B. The Contrasts in the Genealogies

C. The Characters in the Genealogies

D. The Comments in the Genealogies

PART TWO – BIRTH

V. THE ANNUNCIATION TO MARY

(Luke 1:26–38)

A. The Setting for the Annunciation

B. The Salutation in the Annunciation

C. The Specifics of the Annunciation

D. The Seeking About the Annunciation

E. The Submission to the Annunciation

VI. THE ABIDING WITH ELIZABETH

(Luke 1:39–56)

A. The Move by Mary

B. The Message for Mary

C. The Magnificat by Mary

VII. THE ADVISING OF JOSEPH

(Matthew 1:18–25)

A. The Cause for the Advising

B. The Coming of the Adviser

C. The Contents of the Advising

D. The Compliance With the Advising

VIII. THE ADVENT IN BETHLEHEM

(Luke 2:1–7)

A. The Decree of Caesar

B. The Dislodgment of Citizens

C. The Delivery of Christ

IX. THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY ANGELS

(Luke 2:8–14)

A. The Shepherds for the Announcement

B. The Statements in the Announcement

C. The Song With the Announcement

X. THE ACTION OF THE SHEPHERDS

(Luke 2:15–20)

A. They Believed the Truth

B. They Broadcast the Truth

C. They Behaved the Truth

XI. THE ADORATION IN THE TEMPLE

(Luke 2:21–39)

A. The Practice Before the Adoration

B. The Prompting of the Adoration

C. The Prophet in the Adoration

D. The Prophetess in the Adoration

XII. THE ARRIVAL OF THE MAGI

(Matthew 2:1–12)

A. The Inquiry of the Magi

B. The Investigation for the Magi

C. The Instructing of the Magi

D. The Illumination for the Magi

E. The Infant for the Magi

F. The Insight of the Magi

XIII. THE ANIMOSITY OF HEROD

(Matthew 2:13–23)

A. The Avoiding of the Animosity

B. The Atrocity in the Animosity

C. The Aftermath of the Animosity

PART THREE – BOYHOOD

XIV. THE BOY GROWS UP

(Luke 2:39-52)

A. The Development of the Boy

B. The Departure From the Boy

PART FOUR – BAPTISM

XV. THE BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN

(Matthew 3:13–17)

A. The Path to the Baptism

B. The Protesting About the Baptism

C. The Purpose of the Baptism

D. The Performing of the Baptism

E. The Praying at the Baptism

F. The Parting From the Baptism

G. The Paraclete at the Baptism

H. The Proclamation After the Baptism

PART FIVE – BATTLE

XVI. THE TEMPTATION IN PREVIEW

(Matthew 4:1; Mark 1:12,13; Luke 4:1,2)

A. The Participants in the Temptation

B. The Place of the Temptation

C. The Period of the Temptation

D. The Purpose of the Temptation

XVII. THE TEMPTATION OF PROVISIONS

(Matthew 4:3,4; Luke 4:3,4)

A. The Tactics of the Temptation

B. The Triumph Over the Temptation

XVIII. THE TEMPTATION OF PROTECTION

(Matthew 4:5–7; Luke 4:9–12)

A. The Tactics of the Temptation

B. The Triumph Over the Temptation

XIX. THE TEMPTATION OF POWER

(Matthew 4:8–10; Luke 4:5–8,13,14)

A. The Tactics of the Temptation

B. The Triumph Over the Temptation

PART SIX – BEAUTIFICATION

XX. THE GLORIOUS TRANSFIGURATION

(Matthew 17:1–9; Mark 9:2–10; Luke 9:28–36)

A. The Circumstances of the Transfiguration

B. The Changes in the Transfiguration

C. The Callers in the Transfiguration

D. The Comments About the Transfiguration

E. The Cloud in the Transfiguration

F. The Charge After the Transfiguration

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