PREFACE

I. CLEANSING THE TEMPLE

(John 2:13–22; Matthew 21:12,13; Mark 11:15–18; Luke 19:45,46)

A. The Pollution in the Temple

B. The Purifying by the Lord

C. The Protesting by the Critics

D. The Pondering by the Disciples

II. COUNSELLING NICODEMUS

(John 3:1–21)

A. The Inquiry About the Gospel

B. The Introduction to the Gospel

C. The Ignorance About the Gospel

D. The Illustration of the Gospel

E. The Inspiration for the Gospel

F. The Insight From the Gospel

III. CONVERSING AT JACOB'S WELL

(John 4:3–42)

A. The Movements of the Savior

B. The Meeting With the Savior

C. The Mission About the Savior

D. The Meat of the Savior

E. The Multitude for the Savior

IV. CHECKING OUT OF NAZARETH

(Luke 4:14–30)

A. The Synagogue

B. The Scripture

C. The Sermon

D. The Scorning

E. The Savagery

V. CORRECTING SABBATH ATTITUDES

(Matthew 12:1–8; Mark 2:23–28; Luke 6:1–5)

A. The Deportment of the Disciples

B. The Denouncing of the Disciples

C. The Defending of the Disciples

VI. COMMENDING JOHN THE BAPTIST

(Matthew 11:2–11; Luke 7:19–28)

A. The Asking for John

B. The Answer for John

C. The Accolades for John

VII. COMPARING BREAD

(John 6:22–66)

A. The Locating of Christ

B. The Lecture From Christ

C. The Learning From Christ

D. The Loathing of Christ

E. The Leaving of Christ

F. The Loyalists of Christ

VIII. CASTIGATING THE FAULTFINDERS

(Matthew 15:1–9; Mark 7:1–13)

A. The Criticism by the Faultfinders

B. The Condemnation for the Faultfinders

IX. COMBATING THE CYNICS

(John 7:14–31)

A. The Doctrine of Christ

B. The Dishonoring of Christ

C. The Deliberations About Christ

D. The Decisions About Christ

X. CONVICTING WOMAN'S ACCUSERS

(John 8:2–11)

A. The Attack by the Accusers

B. The Answer for the Accusers

C. The Addressing of the Accused

XI. CONTENDING FOR TRUTH

(John 8:12–59)

A. The Introduction of Truth

B. The Indictment of Truth

C. The Ignorance About Truth

D. The Insight of Truth

E. The Insulting of Truth

F. The Intolerance of Truth

XII. CONDEMNING THE SIGN-SEEKERS

(Matthew 12:38–42; 16:1–4; Mark 8:11,12; Luke 11:29–32; 12:54–56)

A. The Request for Signs

B. The Refusal for Signs

C. The Rebuke About Signs

XIII. CONTRASTING MARY AND MARTHA

(Luke 10:38–42)

A. The Courtesies for Christ

B. The Communing with Christ

C. The Complaining to Christ

D. The Counselling by Christ

XIV. CONFRONTING HOSTILE UNBELIEF

(John 10:22–39)

A. The Challenging of Christ

B. The Cruelty to Christ

C. The Corroboration for Christ

XV. CLARIFYING DIVORCE LAWS

(Matthew 19:3–9; Mark 10:2–9)

A. The Circumstances for the Encounter

B. The Coming for the Encounter

C. The Counsel in the Encounter

XVI. CALLING THE RICH YOUNG RULER

(Matthew 19:16–22; Mark 10:17–22; Luke 18:18–23)

A. The Coming of the Man

B. The Challenge for the Man

C. The Command for the Man

D. The Compassion for the Man

E. The Counsel for the Man

XVII. CONVERTING ZACCHAEUS

(Luke 19:1–10)

A. The Climbing of Zacchaeus

B. The Call of Zaachaeus

C. The Changes in Zaachaeus

XVIII. CONFOUNDING THE CHALLENGERS

(Matthew 21:23–27; Mark 11:27–33; Luke 20:1–8)

A. The Circumstances of the Challenge

B. The Character of the Challenge

C. The Countering of the Challenge

XIX. CONFUTING THE DELEGATIONS

(Matthew 22:15–40; Mark 12:13–34; Luke 20:20–47)

A. The Question About Caesar

B. The Question About Couples

C. The Question About Commandments

XX. CHIDING THE ANOINTING CRITICS

(John 12:1–11; Matthew 26:6–13; Mark 14:3–9)

A. The Circumstances of the Encounter

B. The Consecration in the Encounter

C. The Criticism of the Encounter

—Studies of the Savior