THE URANTIA BOOK

URANTIA FOUNDATION
CHICAGO ILLINOIS
FIRST PRINTING 1955

The files for Part IV of The Urantia Book for Preston Thomas's Life and Teachings of Jesus have been provided by the Jesusonian Foundation.


The Parts of The Urantia Book

PART I
THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES
Sponsored by a Uversa Corps of Superuniverse Personalities acting by authority of the Orvonton Ancients of Days

PART II
THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
Sponsored by a Nebadon Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of Salvington

PART III
THE HISTORY OF URANTIA
These papers were sponsored by a Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of Salvington

PART IV
THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS

This group of papers was sponsored by a commission of twelve Urantia midwayers acting under the supervision of a Melchizedek revelatory director.
The basis of this narrative was supplied by a secondary midwayer who was onetime assigned to the superhuman watchcare of the Apostle Andrew.

120. THE BESTOWAL OF MICHAEL ON URANTIA
1. The Seventh Bestowal Commission
2. The Bestowal Limitations
3. Further Counsel and Advice
4. The Incarnation—Making Two One
121. THE TIMES OF MICHAEL’S BESTOWAL
1. The Occident of the First Century after Christ
2. The Jewish People
3. Among the Gentiles
4. Gentile Philosophy
  (1) The Epicurean
  (2) The Stoic
  (3) The Cynic
  (4) The Skeptic
5. The Gentile Religions
  The mystery religions
6. The Hebrew Religion
7. Jews and Gentiles
8. Previous Written Records
  (1) The Gospel by Mark
  (2) The Gospel of Matthew
  (3) The Gospel by Luke
  (4) The Gospel of John
  Acknowledgment
122. BIRTH AND INFANCY OF JESUS
1. Joseph and Mary
2. Gabriel Appears to Elizabeth
3. Gabriel’s Announcement to Mary
4. Joseph’s Dream
  The “house of David”
5. Jesus’ Earth Parents
6. The Home at Nazareth
7. The Trip to Bethlehem
8. The Birth of Jesus
  The legend of the shepherds
  The three priests from Ur
  The “Star of Bethlehem”
9. The Presentation in the Temple
10. Herod Acts
  The flight to Egypt
123. THE EARLY CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
  The Sojourn in Egypt
1. Back in Nazareth
  Jesus’ fourth year
2. The Fifth Year (2 B.C.)
  Child rearing
3. Events of the Sixth Year (1 B.C.)
4. The Seventh Year (A.D. 1)
  Material accidents
5. School Days in Nazareth
6. His Eighth Year (A.D. 2)
124. THE LATER CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
1. Jesus’ Ninth Year (A.D. 3)
  The picture on the floor
  Climate in Galilee
2. The Tenth Year (A.D. 4)
  Jacob the stone mason’s son
3. The Eleventh Year (A.D. 5)
  The Scythopolis episode
4. The Twelfth Year (A.D. 6)
  Personal morality and group loyalty
5. His Thirteenth Year (A.D. 7)
6. The Journey to Jerusalem
  Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
125. JESUS AT JERUSALEM
1. Jesus Views the Temple
2. Jesus and the Passover
3. Departure of Joseph and Mary
4. First and Second Days in the Temple
5. The Third Day in the Temple
6. The Fourth Day in the Temple
126. THE TWO CRUCIAL YEARS
1. His Fourteenth Year (A.D. 8)
2. The Death of Joseph
3. The Fifteenth Year (A.D. 9)
  Origin of “The Lord’s Prayer”
  The “Son of Man”
  Who is the Messiah?
4. First Sermon in the Synagogue
5. The Financial Struggle
127. THE ADOLESCENT YEARS
1. The Sixteenth Year (A.D. 10)
2. The Seventeenth Year (A.D. 11)
  The Zealot episode
3. The Eighteenth Year (A.D. 12)
  With James at the Passover
  Visit of Elizabeth and John
  Death of Amos
4. The Nineteenth Year (A.D. 13)
  Rearing the children
5. Rebecca, the Daughter of Ezra
6. His Twentieth Year (A.D. 14)
  Passover visit to Jerusalem
128. JESUS’ EARLY MANHOOD
1. The Twenty-first Year (A.D. 15)
  Growing awareness of divinity
  With Joseph at the Passover
2. The Twenty-second Year (A.D. 16)
  As a smith at Sepphoris
3. The Twenty-third Year (A.D. 17)
  With Simon at the Passover
  Jesus meets Stephen
4. The Damascus Episode
5. The Twenty-fourth Year (A.D. 18)
  The Alexandrian proposal
6. The Twenty-fifth Year (A.D. 19)
  With Jude at the Passover
  “Uncle Joshua tell us a story”
7. The Twenty-sixth Year (A.D. 20)
  James’ marriage
  Miriam’s marriage
  James head of the family of Joseph
129. THE LATER ADULT LIFE OF JESUS
1. The Twenty-seventh Year (A.D. 21)
  Zebedee of Capernaum
  Jesus the boatbuilder
2. The Twenty-eighth Year (A.D. 22)
  Jesus visits Jerusalem
  Meeting Gonod and Ganid
3. The Twenty-ninth Year (A.D. 23)
  Purpose of the trip to Rome
4. The Human Jesus
130. ON THE WAY TO ROME
1. At Joppa—Discourse on Jonah
  Discussion of good and evil
2. At Caesarea
  The merchant from Mongolia
  The Greek worker and the Roman foreman
  God’s will and man’s will
3. At Alexandria
4. Discourse on Reality
5. On the Island of Crete
6. The Young Man Who Was Afraid
7. At Carthage—Discourse on Time and Space
8. On the Way to Naples and Rome
  Ezra, the backslidden Jew
131. THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS
1. Cynicism
2. Judaism
3. Buddhism
4. Hinduism
5. Zoroastrianism
6. Suduanism (Jainism)
7. Shinto
8. Taoism
9. Confucianism
10. “Our Religion”
132. THE SOJOURN AT ROME
  Influence on thirty-two religious leaders
1. True Values
2. Good and Evil
3. Truth and Faith
4. Personal Ministry
  To the Roman senator
  To the Roman soldier
  To the speaker at the forum
  To the poor man, falsely accused
5. Counseling the Rich Man
6. Social Ministry
7. Trips about Rome
  The thoughtless pagan
  “Let’s you and I make a new religion.”
133. THE RETURN FROM ROME
  India’s caste system
1. Mercy and Justice
2. Embarking at Tarentum
  The man mistreating his wife
3. At Corinth
  Crispus, chief ruler of the synagogue
  Justus, the merchant
  The two public women
4. Personal Work in Corinth
  To the miller
  To the Roman centurion
  To the Mithraic leader
  To the Epicurean teacher
  To the Greek contractor
  To the Roman judge
  To the mistress of the Greek inn
  To the Chinese merchant
  To the traveler from Britain
  To the runaway lad
  To the condemned criminal
5. At Athens—Discourse on Science
6. At Ephesus—Discourse on the Soul
7. The Sojourn at Cyprus—Discourse on Mind
8. At Antioch
9. In Mesopotamia
134. THE TRANSITION YEARS
1. The Thirtieth Year (A.D. 24)
  Return to Nazareth
  Marriage of Simon; marriage of Jude
2. The Caravan Trip to the Caspian
3. The Urmia Lectures
4. Sovereignty—Divine and Human
5. Political Sovereignty
6. Law, Liberty, and Sovereignty
7. The Thirty-first Year (A.D. 25)
  Solitary wanderings
8. The Sojourn on Mount Hermon
  End of the Lucifer Rebellion
  The sovereignty of Nebadon
9. The Time of Waiting
  Visit with John at Jerusalem
  Working in Zebedee’s boatshop
135. JOHN THE BAPTIST
1. John Becomes a Nazarite
2. The Death of Zacharias
3. The Life of a Shepherd
4. The Death of Elizabeth
5. The Kingdom of God
6. John Begins to Preach
7. John Journeys North
8. Meeting of Jesus and John
  Baptism of Jesus
9. Forty Days of Preaching
10. John Journeys South
11. John in Prison
12. Death of John the Baptist
136. BAPTISM AND THE FORTY DAYS
1. Concepts of the Expected Messiah
2. The Baptism of Jesus
3. The Forty Days
  Conference with Gabriel
  Completion of universe sovereignty
4. Plans for Public Work
  The Father’s way
5. The First Great Decision
  Personalized Adjuster in command
  Insensitivity of Adjuster to time
6. The Second Decision
  The path of normal earthly existence
7. The Third Decision
  Obedience to natural law
8. The Fourth Decision
  Refusal to compromise with evil
9. The Fifth Decision
  Rejection of David’s throne
10. The Sixth Decision
  “I will be subject to the will of my Father.”
137. TARRYING TIME IN GALILEE
1. Choosing the First Four Apostles
  Andrew and Peter
  James and John
2. Choosing Philip and Nathaniel
3. The Visit to Capernaum
4. The Wedding at Cana
5. Back in Capernaum
6. The Events of a Sabbath Day
7. Four Months of Training
8. Sermon on the Kingdom
138. TRAINING THE KINGDOM’S MESSENGERS
1. Final Instructions
2. Choosing the Six
3. The Call of Matthew and Simon
  Not the righteous but sinners
4. The Call of the Twins
5. The Call of Thomas and Judas
6. The Week of Intensive Training
7. Another Disappointment
8. First Work of the Twelve
9. Five Months of Testing
10. Organization of the Twelve
139. THE TWELVE APOSTLES
1. Andrew, the First Chosen
2. Simon Peter
3. James Zebedee
4. John Zebedee
5. Philip the Curious
6. Honest Nathaniel
7. Matthew Levi
8. Thomas Didymus
9. and 10. James and Judas Alpheus
11. Simon the Zealot
12. Judas Iscariot
140. THE ORDINATION OF THE TWELVE
1. Preliminary Instruction
2. The Ordination
3. The Ordination Sermon
  The “Sermon on the Mount”
4. You Are the Salt of the Earth
5. Fatherly and Brotherly Love
  Happy are the poor in spirit—the humble...
  Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness...
  Happy are the meek...
  Happy are the pure in heart...
  Happy are they who mourn...
  Happy are the merciful...
  Happy are the peacemakers...
  Happy are they who are persecuted...
6. The Evening of the Ordination
  “I look beyond the act...”
  Concerning divorcement
  Justice and mercy
  “They do well—trouble them not.”
7. The Week Following the Ordination
8. Thursday Afternoon on the Lake
  (1) Doing the Father’s Will
  (2) Political attitude
  (3) Social attitude
  (4) Economic attitude
  (5) Personal religion
9. The Day of Consecration
10. The Evening after the Consecration
141. BEGINNING THE PUBLIC WORK
1. Leaving Galilee
2. God’s Law and the Father’s Will
3. The Sojourn at Amathus
  Jesus’ personality
  Jesus’ appearance
4. Teaching about the Father
  Minister to the sick
5. Spiritual Unity
6. Last Week at Amathus
  Teherma the Persian
7. At Bethany Beyond Jordan
  Teaching about the kingdom
  Salvation by faith; liberty through truth
8. Working in Jericho
9. Departing for Jerusalem
142. THE PASSOVER AT JERUSALEM
  Visit to Annas
1. Teaching in the Temple
2. God’s Wrath
  Jacob of Crete
3. The Concept of God
  Six Hebrew concepts of God
  The earlier ten commandments
4. Flavius and Greek Culture
5. The Discourse on Assurance
6. The Visit with Nicodemus
7. The Lesson on the Family
8. In Southern Judea
  The camp in Gethsemane Park
143. GOING THROUGH SAMARIA
1. Preaching at Archelais
  “They made light of our message.”
  “Do you resemble weaklings?”
2. Lesson on Self-mastery
3. Diversion and Relaxation
  Three days on Mount Sartaba
4. The Jews and the Samaritans
5. The Woman of Sychar
6. The Samaritan Revival
  In camp on Mount Gerizim
7. Teachings about Prayer and Worship
144. AT GILBOA AND IN THE DECAPOLIS
1. The Gilboa Encampment
2. The Discourse on Prayer
3. The Believer’s Prayer
4. More about Prayer
5. Other Forms of Prayer
  Seven prayers from other worlds
6. Conference with John’s Apostles
7. In the Decapolis Cities
8. In Camp near Pella
  “...tell John that he is not forgotten.”
9. Death of John the Baptist
145. FOUR EVENTFUL DAYS AT CAPERNAUM
  Visit with Ruth
1. The Draught of Fishes
2. Afternoon at the Synagogue
  Religion is a personal experience
  The young epileptic
  Peter’s wife’s mother
3. The Healing at Sundown
4. The Evening after
5. Early Sunday Morning
146. FIRST PREACHING TOUR OF GALILEE
1. Preaching at Rimmon
2. At Jotapata
  Prayer, thanksgiving, and worship
  Justice and mercy
  Prayer and personal effort
  Ethical prayer
3. The Stop at Ramah
  Religion, science, and philosophy
  The assurance of truth
  The visit at Zebulum
4. The Gospel at Iron
  Work in the mines
  Healing the leprous man
5. Back in Cana
  Titus the nobleman
6. Nain and the Widow’s Son
7. At Endor
147. THE INTERLUDE VISIT TO JERUSALEM
1. The Centurion’s Servant
2. The Journey to Jerusalem
  Separation from John’s apostles
3. At the Pool of Bethesda
4. The Rule of Living
  Nathaniel’s question about the golden rule
5. Visiting Simon the Pharisee
  Parable of the moneylender
  Status and progress
6. Returning to Capernaum
  The six spies
  “The Sabbath was made for man...”
7. Back in Capernaum
8. The Feast of Spiritual Goodness
148. TRAINING EVANGELISTS AT BETHSAIDA
1. A New School of the Prophets
2. The Bethsaida Hospital
3. The Father’s Business
4. Evil, Sin, and Iniquity
5. The Purpose of Affliction
6. The Misunderstanding of Suffering—Discourse on Job
7. The Man with the Withered Hand
8. Last Week at Bethsaida
  Kirmeth of Bagdad
9. Healing the Paralytic
  Baptism of three of the spies
149. THE SECOND PREACHING TOUR
 David’s intelligence organization
1. The Widespread Fame of Jesus
  The healing phenomena
2. Attitude of the People
  Two mistakes of early Christianity
  Jesus’ fame as a healer
  His recognition of the equality of women
  Charm of his personality
3. Hostility of the Religious Leaders
4. Progress of the Preaching Tour
  Comments on anger
  Concerning well-balanced characters
5. Lesson Regarding Contentment
6. The “Fear of the Lord”
7. Returning to Bethsaida
150. THE THIRD PREACHING TOUR
1. The Women’s Evangelistic Corps
2. The Stop at Magdala
3. Sabbath at Tiberias
  Discourse on “Magic and Superstition”
4. Sending the Apostles out Two and Two
5. What Must I Do to Be Saved?
6. The Evening Lessons
7. The Sojourn at Nazareth
8. The Sabbath Service
9. The Nazareth Rejection
151. TARRYING AND TEACHING BY THE SEASIDE
1. The Parable of the Sower
2. Interpretation of the Parable
3. More about Parables
4. More Parables by the Sea
5. The Visit to Kheresa
  The storm on the lake
6. The Kheresa Lunatic
152. EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE CAPERNAUM CRISIS
  Veronica of Caesarea-Philippi
1. At Jairus’s House
2. Feeding the Five Thousand
3. The King-making Episode
4. Simon Peter’s Night Vision
5. Back in Bethsaida
6. At Gennesaret
  More about the parable of the sower
7. At Jerusalem
153. THE CRISIS AT CAPERNAUM
1. The Setting of the Stage
2. The Epochal Sermon
  “I am the bread of life.”
3. The after Meeting
4. Last Words in the Synagogue
  The boy possessed by the evil spirit
  “How can Satan cast out Satan?”
5. The Saturday Evening
  Desertion of the halfhearted followers
154. LAST DAYS AT CAPERNAUM
1. A Week of Counsel
2. A Week of Rest
  Closing of the synagogues
3. The Second Tiberias Conference
4. Saturday Night in Capernaum
  “What shall we do with Jesus?”
5. The Eventful Sunday Morning
6. Jesus’ Family Arrives
7. The Hasty Flight
155. FLEEING THROUGH NORTHERN GALILEE
1. Why do the Heathen Rage?
2. The Evangelists in Chorazin
3. At Caesarea-Philippi
  Truth and creed
  Origin of religious traditions
4. On the Way to Phoenicia
5. The Discourse on True Religion
6. The Second Discourse on Religion
156. THE SOJOURN AT TYRE AND SIDON
1. The Syrian Woman
2. Teaching in Sidon
  “This world is only a bridge...”
3. The Journey up the Coast
4. At Tyre
5. Jesus’ Teaching at Tyre
  Parable of the foolish carpenter
  Temptation and human nature
  The essentials of material success
  Spiritual living and self-respect
  Ideals and ideas
  Tact, charm, and wisdom
6. The Return from Phoenicia
  Attitude of the Jewish leaders
157. AT CAESAREA-PHILIPPI
  Jesus attempts to see his family
1. The Temple-tax Collector
  “The fish with a shekel in his mouth.”
2. At Bethsaida-Julias
3. Peter’s Confession
  “Who do men say that I am?”
4. The Talk about the Kingdom
5. The New Concept
6. The next Afternoon
  The four stages of Jesus’ life
  New authoritative pronouncements
7. Andrew’s Conference
158. THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
1. The Transfiguration
2. Coming down the Mountain
3. Meaning of the Transfiguration
4. The Epileptic Boy
  James of Safed
5. Jesus Heals the Boy
  “Lord I believe...help my unbelief.”
6. In Celsus’ Garden
7. Peter’s Protest
8. At Peter’s House
159. THE DECAPOLIS TOUR
1. The Sermon on Forgiveness
  “How often shall my brother sin against me?”
  Parable of the reckoning with the stewards
  Dangers of personal judgment
2. The Strange Preacher
3. Instruction for Teachers and Believers
4. The Talk with Nathaniel
  “What is the truth about the scriptures?”
5. The Positive Nature of Jesus’ Religion
  “...carry the pack a second mile.”
6. The Return to Magadan
160. RODAN OF ALEXANDRIA
1. Rodan’s Greek Philosophy
  The three drives of life
  Problem solving and worshipful meditation
  Prejudice and the recognition of truth
2. The Art of Living
  Socializing value of friendship
  The great value of marriage
3. The Lures of Maturity
4. The Balance of Maturity
  Essentials of temporal life
  Factors of material success
  The meaning of failure
5. The Religion of the Ideal
  What is religion?
  The idea of God and the ideal of God
  The Father is the final value
  “But are we willing to pay the price...?”
161. FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH RODAN
1. The Personality of God
  Nathaniel’s five points
2. The Divine Nature of Jesus
  Discourse by Nathaniel and Thomas
3. Jesus’ Human and Divine Minds
  The midwayers’ views
162. AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
  “Master...bid fire come down from heaven...”
1. The Dangers of the Visit to Jerusalem
2. The First Temple Talk
  Eber the officer of the Sanhedrin
3. The Woman Taken in Adultery
4. The Feast of Tabernacles
5. Sermon on the Light of the World
6. Discourse on the Water of Life
7. The Discourse on Spiritual Freedom
8. The Visit with Martha and Mary
9. At Bethlehem with Abner
163. ORDINATION OF THE SEVENTY AT MAGADAN
1. Ordination of the Seventy
  The harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few
2. The Rich Young Man and Others
  Riches and the love of wealth
3. The Discussion about Wealth
  Parable of the laborers in the vineyard
4. Farewell to the Seventy
  Jesus’ instructions
  Peter’s ordination sermon
5. Moving the Camp to Pella
6. The Return of the Seventy
7. Preparation for the Last Mission
164. AT THE FEAST OF DEDICATION
1. Story of the Good Samaritan
2. At Jerusalem
3. Healing the Blind Beggar
4. Josiah Before the Sanhedrin
5. Teaching in Solomon’s Porch
165. THE PEREAN MISSION BEGINS
1. At the Pella Camp
2. Sermon on the Good Shepherd
3. Sabbath Sermon at Pella
  “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees...”
  “...the very hairs of your head are numbered”
4. Dividing the Inheritance
  Parable of the foolish rich man
  “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.”
  “What shall it profit if you gain the whole world...?”
5. Talks to the Apostles on Wealth
  “Consider the lilies, how they grow...”
6. Answer to Peter’s Question
166. LAST VISIT TO NORTHERN PEREA
1. The Pharisees at Ragaba
  Ceremonial hand washing
2. The Ten Lepers
3. The Sermon at Gerasa
  The straight and narrow way
  Many who are first will be last
  “I stand at the door and knock...”
4. Teaching about Accidents
5. The Congregation at Philadelphia
  The later ministry and death of Abner
167. THE VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA
1. Breakfast with the Pharisees
  Healing the believer
  “...sit not down in the chief seat...”
2. Parable of the Great Supper
3. The Woman with the Spirit of Infirmity
4. The Message from Bethany
5. On the Way to Bethany
  The Pharisee and the publican
  Teaching about marriage
6. Blessing the Little Children
  Beauty as an influence to worship
7. The Talk about Angels
168. THE RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS
  “I am the resurrection and the life...”
1. At the Tomb of Lazarus
2. The Resurrection of Lazarus
3. Meeting of the Sanhedrin
  “It is better that one man die...”
4. The Answer to Prayer
5. What Became of Lazarus
169. LAST TEACHING AT PELLA
  The Sanhedrin’s charges against Jesus
1. Parable of the Lost Son
2. Parable of the Shrewd Steward
3. The Rich Man and the Beggar
4. The Father and His Kingdom
  Jesus lived a revelation of God
  Elohim and Yahweh
170. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
1. Concepts of the Kingdom of Heaven
2. Jesus’ Concept of the Kingdom
  Sin and forgiveness
3. In Relation to Righteousness
4. Jesus’ Teaching about the Kingdom
5. Later Ideas of the Kingdom
  Social brotherhood and spiritual brotherhood
  Another and greater John the Baptist
  Christianity and the Jesus gospel
171. ON THE WAY TO JERUSALEM
  “...promise me that these my sons shall have honor...”
1. The Departure from Pella
  David Zebedee’s later life
  Antioch and Philadelphia
2. On Counting the Cost
3. The Perean Tour
  Farewell to Abner
4. Teaching at Livias
  Peter and Simon and the 100 swords
  Warning of the friendly Pharisees
5. The Blind Man at Jericho
6. The Visit to Zaccheus
7. “As Jesus Passed By”
8. Parable of the Pounds
  Nathaniel’s interpretation of the parable
172. GOING INTO JERUSALEM
1. Sabbath at Bethany
  Mary anoints Jesus’ feet
  Jesus rebukes Judas
2. Sunday Morning with the Apostles
3. The Start for Jerusalem
4. Visiting about the Temple
  The widow’s mite
5. The Apostles’ Attitude
173. MONDAY IN JERUSALEM
1. Cleansing the Temple
2. Challenging the Master’s Authority
  “The baptism of John, whence was it?”
3. Parable of the Two Sons
4. Parable of the Absent Landlord
  The stone which the builders rejected
5. Parable of the Marriage Feast
  “Destroy this temple and ...I will raise it up.”
174. TUESDAY MORNING IN THE TEMPLE
  Individual salutations to the twelve
1. Divine Forgiveness
2. Questions by the Jewish Rulers
  Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar?
3. The Sadducees and the Resurrection
4. The Great Commandment
  The Deliverer, whose son is he?
5. The Inquiring Greeks
  “...except a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies...”
  “...if I be lifted up...in your lives...”
175. THE LAST TEMPLE DISCOURSE
1. The Discourse
  “Generation after generation have we sent our prophets...”
  “...he who would be greatest among you...”
  “Woe upon you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!”
  “...you...cleanse the outside of the cup...”
  “And now I take leave of you.”
2. Status of Individual Jews
3. The Fateful Sanhedrin Meeting
4. The Situation in Jerusalem
  Judas’ final decision
176. TUESDAY EVENING ON MOUNT OLIVET
1. The Destruction of Jerusalem
2. The Master’s Second Coming
  The account in the Matthew Gospel
3. Later Discussion at the Camp
  Parable of the talent
  “Carry on until I come.”
  Comments on the growth of living truth
4. The Return of Michael
177. WEDNESDAY, THE REST DAY
1. One Day Alone with God
  John Mark and the lunch basket
2. Early Home Life
3. The Day at Camp
4. Judas and the Chief Priests
5. The Last Social Hour
  Beware of the support of the multitude
178. LAST DAY AT THE CAMP
1. Discourse on Sonship and Citizenship
  Learn to be faithful even in prosperity
  Tempt not the angels of your supervision...
2. After the Noontime Meal
  David relieves Judas of the “bag”
  Arrangements for the Last Supper
3. On the Way to the Supper
179. THE LAST SUPPER
1. The Desire for Preference
2. Beginning the Supper
3. Washing the Apostles’ Feet
4. Last Words to the Betrayer
5. Establishing the Remembrance Supper
180. THE FAREWELL DISCOURSE
1. The New Commandment
  “...love one another even as I have loved you.”
2. The Vine and the Branches
3. Enmity of the World
  “Let not your hearts be troubled.”
  “Master, show us the Father...”
4. The Promised Helper
5. The Spirit of Truth
  Comments on the golden rule
6. The Necessity for Leaving
181. FINAL ADMONITIONS AND WARNINGS
1. Last Words of Comfort
  “I give each of you all you will receive.”
  “Let not your heart be troubled.”
2. Farewell Personal Admonitions
182. IN GETHSEMANE
1. The Last Group Prayer
  Jesus’ enlargement of the revelation of God’s name
2. Last Hour Before the Betrayal
  Dispatching the runner to Abner
  David Zebedee’s farewell
3. Alone in Gethsemane
  The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
183. THE BETRAYAL AND ARREST OF JESUS
1. The Father’s Will
2. Judas in the City
3. The Master’s Arrest
4. Discussion at the Olive Press
5. On the Way to the High Priest’s Palace
184. BEFORE THE SANHEDRIN COURT
1. Examination by Annas
2. Peter in the Courtyard
3. Before the Court of Sanhedrists
4. The Hour of Humiliation
  A new revelation of man to God
5. The Second Meeting of the Court
185. THE TRIAL BEFORE PILATE
1. Pontius Pilate
2. Jesus Appears Before Pilate
  The written charges of the Sanhedrist tribunal
3. The Private Examination by Pilate
4. Jesus Before Herod
5. Jesus Returns to Pilate
6. Pilate’s Last Appeal
  The scourging of Jesus
  “Behold the man!”
7. Pilate’s Last Interview
8. Pilate’s Tragic Surrender
186. JUST BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION
  Jesus’ family at Bethany
1. The End of Judas Iscariot
  The thirty pieces of silver
2. The Master’s Attitude
  “Pilate on trial before Jesus.”
  “Behold God and man!”
3. The Dependable David Zebedee
4. Preparation for the Crucifixion
5. Jesus’ Death in Relation to the Passover
187. THE CRUCIFIXION
1. On the Way to Golgotha
  “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me...”
  Simon from Cyrene
2. The Crucifixion
3. Those Who Saw the Crucifixion
4. The Thief on the Cross
  Jesus’ charge to John
5. Last Hour on the Cross
6. After the Crucifixion
188. THE TIME OF THE TOMB
  Joseph and Nicodemus before Pilate
1. The Burial of Jesus
2. Safeguarding the Tomb
3. During the Sabbath Day
  What did Jesus commend to the Father’s hands?
  Status of the personality of Jesus
4. Meaning of the Death on the Cross
5. Lessons from the Cross
189. THE RESURRECTION
1. The Morontia Transit
2. The Material Body of Jesus
3. The Dispensational Resurrection
  Departure of the Personalized Adjuster
4. Discovery of the Empty Tomb
  The five women
  Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene
5. Peter and John at the Tomb
  Second appearance—to Mary Magdalene
190. MORONTIA APPEARANCES OF JESUS
1. Heralds of the Resurrection
2. Jesus’ Appearance at Bethany
  Appearance to his brother James
  Appearance to his earthly family
3. At the Home of Joseph
4. Appearance to the Greeks
5. The Walk with Two Brothers
191. APPEARANCES TO THE APOSTLES AND OTHER LEADERS
  Reactions of the individual apostles
1. The Appearance to Peter
2. First Appearance to the Apostles
3. With the Morontia Creatures
  Stages of morontia progression
4. The Tenth Appearance (At Philadelphia)
5. Second Appearance to the Apostles
  “Blessed are those in the ages to come...”
6. The Alexandrian Appearance
192. APPEARANCES IN GALILEE
1. Appearance by the Lake
  “Lads, have you caught anything?”
2. Visiting with the Apostles Two and Two
3. On the Mount of Ordination
4. The Lakeside Gathering
193. FINAL APPEARANCES AND ASCENSION
  The sixteenth appearance (courtyard of Nicodemus)
1. The Appearance at Sychar
2. The Phoenician Appearance
3. Last Appearance in Jerusalem
4. Causes of Judas’s Downfall
5. The Master’s Ascension
6. Peter Calls a Meeting
194. BESTOWAL OF THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
  The new gospel about Jesus
1. The Pentecost Sermon
2. The Significance of Pentecost
  The mission of the Spirit of Truth
  Man’s threefold spiritual endowment
  The seven higher spiritual influences
3. What Happened at Pentecost
4. Beginnings of the Christian Church
195. AFTER PENTECOST
  Reasons for the triumph of Christianity in the Occident
  Early Christian compromises
1. Influence of the Greeks
2. The Roman Influence
3. Under the Roman Empire
4. The European Dark Ages
5. The Modern Problem
6. Materialism
7. The Vulnerability of Materialism
8. Secular Totalitarianism
9. Christianity’s Problem
10. The Future
196. THE FAITH OF JESUS
  Jesus’ living faith in God
  “Seek first the kingdom of heaven.”
  “Why do you call me good?”
  What prayer meant to Jesus
  Jesus’ childlike faith in God
1. Jesus—the Man
2. The Religion of Jesus
  The religion about Jesus
  Religion as a personal experience
3. The Supremacy of Religion
  Fact, idea, and relation
  Reason, wisdom, and faith
  Thing, meaning, and value
  Unless a divine lover lived in man...
  Morality and religion
  The Father is living love...




Part IV of The Urantia Book





The Life and Teachings
of Jesus