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THE NAME OF JESUS.
6. Thou shalt call His name JESUS, for He shall save His people
from their sins.”—Matthew i. 21 .
THE MIRACLES OF OUR LORD.
“ And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto
Him a centurion, beseeching Him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth
at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith
unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and
said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof:
but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am
a man under authority, having soldiers under me and I say to this
man, Go, and he goeth ; and to another, Come, and he cometh ; and to
my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, He
marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I
have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”—Matthew viii. 5-10.
'John sent two of his disciples and said unto Jesus, "Art thou He that should come, or do we look for another?",
'Jesus answered and said unto them, "Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see.”—St. Matthew xi. 3, 4.
THE GOSPEL AND ITS WITNESSES
THE CHRISTIAN CREED AND ITS
“The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all :) That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judæa, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil ; for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem ; whom they slew and hanged on a tree : Him God raised up the third day, and shewed Him openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins." —Acts x. 36-43.
This passage possesses a special interest, as the original type of Apostolic preaching to the Gentiles —that is, to the world at large, to persons like ourselves, to all in fact who do not approach the Christian revelation from the peculiar point of view occupied by the Jews. It cannot but be regarded