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Quiet Talks About Jesus by S. D. Gordon

1. The Purpose in the Coming of Jesus.

God Spelling Himself out in Jesus: change in the original language -- bother in spelling Jesus out -- sticklers for the old forms -- Jesus' new spelling of old words.

Jesus is God following us up: God heart-broken -- man's native air -- bad choice affected man's will -- the wrong lane -- God following us up.

The Early Eden Picture, Genesis 1:26-31.2:7-25: unfallen man -- like God -- the breath of God in man -- a spirit, infinite, eternal -- love -- holy -- wise -- sovereign over creation, Psalm 8:5-8 -- in his own will -- summary -- God's thought for man.

Man's Bad Break, Genesis 3. the climax of opportunity -- the tree of choice -- the temptation -- blended lies -- the tempter's strategy -- the choice made -- the immediate result -- safety in shame -- the danger of staying in Eden -- guarding man's home -- the return, Rev.2:7.22:14, 2. John 10:10.

Outside the Eden Gate: a costly meal -- result in the man himself -- ears and eyes affected -- looking without seeing -- a personal test -- Isaiah's famous passage, Isaiah 6:9-10, see Isaiah 42:18, 20, 23.43:8.29:10. Jeremiah 5:21.6:10.7:26. Ezekiel 12:2. Psalm 69:23. Micah 3:6. Acts 7:51. -- Jesus' use of parables -- Jesus' irony -- Matthew 13:10-15. Mark 4:10-12. Luke 8:9-10. See John 12:40. Acts 28:26, 27. Romans 11:8. John 9:39-41 -- tongue affected -- the tongue man's index -- effect of seeing God -- whole mental process affected -- sense of dread -- - Paul's seven steps down in mental process, Ephesians 4:17-19 -- Jesus the music of God, the face of God.

Sin's Brood: result in the growth of sin -- three stages, flood, Moses, Paul -- Paul's Summary, Romans I:18-32, see Matthew 15:19. Galatians 5:19-21.2 Timothy 3:2-5. -- Paul's Outlook -- a summary of to-day -- the conventional cloak -- four great paragraphs -- man still a king, Genesis 9:6.1 Corinthians 11:7. James 3:9. -- a composite picture -- analysis of sin -- the root of sin.

God's Treatment of Sin: |gave them up,| Romans 1:24, 26, 28. see Job 8:4.1 Kings 14:16. Psalms 81:12. Acts 7:42, Romans 9:22 (endured). -- the worst thing and the best -- sin's gait -- Jesus is God letting sin do its worst upon Himself.

A Bright Gleam of Light: the non-Christian world -- God has no favorites -- all know God directly, Romans 1:20, 32. John 1:9 -- believing on Jesus -- the outside majority -- Peter's statement, Acts 10:34, 35. -- Paul's statement, Romans 2:7. -- persistent climbers -- trusting the unknown Jesus -- the Master's command -- to help our brothers -- Jesus is God sacrificing His best.

The Broken Tryst, Genesis 3:8-9: God keeping tryst -- man not there -- God's search -- a lonely God -- still calling -- Jesus is God calling man back to the broken tryst.

God's Wooing: direct revelation to all -- the inner light, John 1:9. Acts 17:26-28. Job 12:10. Psalms 139:1-16. -- through nature, Psalms 19:1-6. -- in the daily weave of life, Acts 17:28. -- |The Lord's at the loom| -- a special revelation, Romans 3:2. Deuteronomy 4:8. -- in Jesus, Heb.1:1-3. -- the Book -- the mission of the Book, John 20:31. -- summary -- chiefly Jesus.

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