Audio File   Joseph did not become reconciled to the idea that Mary was to become the mother of an extraordinary child until after he had experienced a very impressive dream. In this dream a [More]
Audio File   It will hardly be possible fully to explain the many reasons which led to the selection of Palestine as the land for Jesus’s birth, and especially as to just why the family [More]
Audio File   Although Jesus was poor, his social standing in Nazareth was in no way impaired. He was one of the foremost young men of the city and very highly regarded by most of [More]
Audio File           In this year the lad of Nazareth passed from boyhood to the beginning of young manhood; his voice began to change, and other features of mind and body gave evidence of [More]
Audio File   During their stay in Joppa, Jesus met Gadiah, a Philistine interpreter who worked for one Simon a tanner. Gonad’s agents in Mesopotamia had transacted much business with this Simon, so Gonad and [More]
Audio File      In January of this year, A.D. 21, on a rainy Sunday morning, Jesus took unceremonious leave of his family, only explaining that he was going over to Tiberias and then on [More]
Audio File       In something more than a year after the return to Nazareth the boy Jesus arrived at the age of his first personal and wholehearted moral decision; and there came to abide [More]
Audio File   The gentiles were, from a moral standpoint, somewhat inferior to the Jews, but there was present in the hearts of the nobler gentiles abundant soil of natural goodness and potential human affection [More]
Audio File   The first stop on the way to Italy was at the island of Malta. Here Jesus had a long talk with a downhearted and discouraged young man named Claudus. This fellow had [More]
Audio File   In the course of this year all family property, except the home and garden, was disposed of. The last piece of Capernaum property (except an equity in one other), already mortgaged, was [More]
Audio File          This was an interesting year at school. Although Jesus was not an unusual student, he was a diligent pupil and belonged to the more progressive third of the class, [More]
Audio File   The Jews were a part of the older Semitic race, which also included the Babylonians, the Phoenicians, and the more recent enemies of Rome, the Carthaginians. During the fore part of the [More]
Audio File   In carrying out the revelator’s commission to restate the teachings and retell the doings of Jesus of Nazareth, freely had the revelator drawn upon all sources of record and planetary information; the [More]
Audio File   By this time Jesus and Mary were getting along much better. She regarded him less as a son; he had become to her more a father to her children. Each day’s life [More]
Audio File   The last four months of this year Jesus spent in Damascus as the guest of the merchant whom he first met at Philadelphia when on his way to Jerusalem.  A representative of [More]
PARTS: I. THE TIMES OF JESUS’ BIRTH The Occident of the First Century After Christ The Jewish People Among the Gentiles Gentile Philosophy (1) The Epicurean (2) The Stoic (3) The Cynic (4) The Skeptic [More]
Audio File         The story of Rebecca’s love for Jesus was whispered about Nazareth and later on at Capernaum, so that, while in the years to follow many women loved Jesus even as men [More]
Audio File       At about this time there was considerable agitation, especially at Jerusalem and in Judea, in favor of rebellion against the payment of taxes to Rome. There was coming into existence a [More]