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The Leper And The Palsied Man
By this act of healing Jesus had shown that he was the Son of God, with the right to forgive the sins of men. These Pharisees, the enemies of Jesus, could find nothing to say, but in their hearts they hated him more than before, for they saw that the people believed on Jesus.
How The Tax Collector Became A Disciple
SO GREAT were the crowds gathering from all parts of the land to see and hear Jesus, that no place could be found in the city of Capernaum large enough to hold the multitudes. The church was far too small; and there were no open places in the city where so great a company could meet.
The Cripple At The Bath
THE TIME came for another feast at Jerusalem, and as on the year before, Jesus went to attend it. We do not know whether his disciples were with him on this visit, for in the story as given by John in his gospel, they are not mentioned.
The Lord Of The Sabbath
THE QUESTION whether Jesus was a Sabbath-breaker or not, arose again soon after he came back to Galilee. On a Sabbath day Jesus was walking with his disciples through the fields of grain. Some of the disciples were hungry, and as they walked picked the heads of the wheat, rubbed them in their hands, blew away the chaff and ate the kernels of grain.
Jesus On The Mountain
ABOUT TWELVE miles southwest from Capernaum and six miles west of the Sea of Galilee stands a mountain which can be seen many miles away.
The Good Army Captain
AT CAPERNAUM there was an officer of the Roman army, a captain, having under him a company of one hundred men. This man was not of the Jewish people, but a Gentile, which was the name that the Jews gave to all people outside of their own race. All the world, except themselves, the Jews called Gentiles.
How Jesus Stopped A Funeral
JESUS WENT on a journey for preaching through the southern parts of Galilee, as before he had visited the villages among the mountains near the sea. He walked out of Capernaum with the twelve disciples and a crowd of followers which grew larger as he went on.
The Sinful Woman Forgiven
This Pharisee, Simon, wished to know Jesus and to talk with him, although he did not believe in him. But he felt that Jesus, being only a common carpenter who had turned Rabbi, or teacher, was below himself in rank; and he did not treat him with respect.
Jesus And His Enemies
AFTER HIS journey through southern Galilee, which was the second of his preaching journeys in the land, Jesus came again to Capernaum. With him came a great multitude of people who had listened to him and longed to hear more of his words.
The Story Teller By The Sea
SOON AFTER his journey through southern Galilee, Jesus began to teach in a new form, that of telling stories to the people. Everybody likes to listen to a story, and sometimes a story will go to the heart when the plain truth will fail. Story-tellers have always been very abundant in the East, where Jesus lived.
More Stories Told By The Sea
THERE IS another parable story that Jesus told to the people as he sat in the boat and the people stood on the shore. This is the parable of - The Wheat and the Weeds.
Sailing Across The Sea
AFTER THE day of teaching in parables, when the evening came on, as the crowds were still pressing upon Jesus and giving him no time to rest, he said to his disciples: Let us sail across the lake to the other side.
The Sick Woman Made Well And The Dead Girl Brought To Life
A GREAT CROWD of people were on the shore at Capernaum, looking earnestly over the sea. On the evening before they had seen Jesus with his disciples in their boats pushing off from the beach and sailing out into the lake; and now they were watching for their return.
Sight To The Blind And Voice To The Dumb
AS JESUS was coming out of the house where he had raised to life the young girl, two blind men met him; for the news of his return to Capernaum had gone abroad, and these two men, eager to obtain their sight, at once set out to find Jesus.
A Dance And How It Was Paid For
DURING NEARLY all the year of Jesus' teaching and preaching in Galilee, John the Baptist was Herod's prison at a lonely place called Machaerus, on the east of the river Jordan, near the Dead Sea.
French Art - An Outline Of French Art
FRENCH ART, at more than one period of its being so widely known, so justly celebrated, and exercising so great an influence on the Art of Northern Europe, has for a considerable time been completely ignored in England.
French Art - Architecture And Sculpture Before The Renaissance
THAT which distinguishes French from all other European Architecture, is, that during more than ten centuries it has been cultivated in various original schools which came into being spontaneously in different provinces, working in emulation of each other on different principles and with different methods, each imprinting on its works its special character and yet a national stamp.
French Art - Renaissance In France (1475-1589)
With the Tuileries and the Louvre we near the end of the Renaissance. The great wave that had flooded France with love of the beautiful, with the desire for a comely and liberal manner of living, with enthusiasm for things of the intellect, had spent its force.
French Art - Architects of The Renaissance
WHEN within the space of comparatively few years, a vast change takes place in the art of a nation—an apparent cleavage wide and deep—experience teaches us that the change is not as rapid as it seems, but has come about by degrees from many causes.
French Art - Sculptors Of The Renaissance
IN studying the Sculptures of the Renaissance in France, it is well at once to accept the fact that a large proportion of these works of art are anonymous. Or, if they are not absolutely anonymous, that their authorship is often extremely doubtful.
French Art - Painters Of The Renaissance
The art of portraiture is a comparatively modern one in France. Its birth was in the early 14th century, with the first authentic portrait statues of the Kings of France. This growing preoccupation with the portrait was con-fined for more than a century to sculpture.
French Art - Art Under Henri IV. And Louis XIII. 1589-1643
Clouet, Cousin, and Pilon were dead. The Ligue and the religious troubles of the end of the 16th century had suspended architectural activity for many years. And when Henri IV. returned in 1594 to Paris, the last flickering flame of the Renaissance that had lighted France for a hundred years, the last traditions of the great masters of that fertile time, had died out.
French Art - Reign Of Louis XIV. - The Academy And Painters
THE spirit of Art in this remarkable epoch, for which the reign of Louis XIII., the inspiration of Richelieu, prepared the way, is expressed in two phenomena : The founding of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture. The Palace of Versailles.
French Art - Reign Of Louis XIV. - Continued
IN the last chapter I showed how the Art of the reign of Louis XIV. manifested itself in theory. In this we shall see its manifestation in practice—that is to say, in the buildings of the time. For Sculpture is mainly used as a decorative accessory to the Architecture of the epoque.
French Art - The Art Of The Eighteenth Century
EACH epoch, as I have already said, contains the germ of the succeeding one. But this germ is not always of the same nature, nor is it to be found in the same place. In the epoch of Louis XIV.
French Art - The Art Of The Eighteenth Century - Continued
FRANCE has never struck a more purely personal note in Art since the Middle Ages than that of the eighteenth century. And although, as I have said, the most complete artistic expression of the period is to be found in painting, the sculptors of the eighteenth century were more absolutely French than they had been for three hundred years.
French Art - What The Revolution Did For Art
To appreciate the effect of the Revolution on Art in France, it is necessary to consider the condition of artists in the eighteenth century.
French Art - Art Of The Nineteenth Century
As I have already pointed out, periodic revivals of worship of the antique have taken place in the history of French Art. The first of these was the Classic revival of the French Renaissance. The second was the severe and rigid classicism of the Siècle de Louis XIV.
French Art - The Romantics
THE history of the Romantic movement in Art is so closely allied with that in literature, that it is impossible to dwell on one without mentioning the other. Indeed it is some-times thought that the movement was much more literary than artistic ; and that this contributed to the decadence of its impulse in Art.
French Art - The Landscape Painters
THE eternal battle of the old and the new, of present effort against mere tradition, which I traced in the last chapter, now enters upon a fresh phase, with the rise of the new school of landscape painters.
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