The Urantia Book Fellowship

A Study of Selected Discourses of Jesus

by Ruth Burton
All references are for the print media first edition of The Urantia Book

1. Index to the Series and Introduction

  • 1. Why Study the Life and Teachings of Jesus?
  • 2. Discourses Previous to the Galilean Ministry
    • A youthful sermon at age 15
    • Roman trip discourses
      • Discourse on Reality
      • Discourse on Time and Space
      • Discourse on Truth and Faith
      • Personal Ministry in Rome
      • Personal Ministry in Corinth
      • Discourse on the Soul
      • Discourse on Mind
    • Sermon on the Kingdom
    • The Ordination Sermon
    • Teachings en Route to Jerusalem, January through March, AD 27
    • Discourses in Jerusalem, April AD 27
      • On the Growth of the Concept of God
      • On Assurance
      • Lesson on the Family
    • Teachings on the Journey Northward
      • In Defense of the Gospel
      • The Water of Life
      • Discourse on Prayer
  • 3. Discourses of the Galilean Ministry
    • Teachings of the First Preaching Tour
      • Sermon on the Will of the Father in Heaven
      • On Prayer, Thanksgiving and Worship
      • On Certainty of Faith
    • Talks at the Bethsaida Training School for Evangelists
      • On Evil and Suffering
    • Teachings of the Second Preaching Tour, October through December, AD 28
    • Lessons from Times of Mounting Hostility
      • What Must I do to be Saved?
      • The Nazareth Sermon
      • The Feeding of the Five Thousand
      • The Epochal Sermon
  • 4. Phoenician, Mount Hermon and Decapolis Ministry
    • Fleeing Through Northern Galilee
    • Teachings at Tyre
    • Beginning the Son-of-God Ministry
    • Decapolis Tour
    • Sermons at the Feast of Tabernacles
  • 5. Discourses of the Perean Mission
    • Sermon on the Good Shepard
    • Talks on Wealth
    • Sermon at Gerasa
    • Talks About Angels
    • The Answer to Prayer
    • Jesus' Concept of the Kingdom
  • 6. Other Sermons
    • The Last Temple Discourse
    • The Destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Coming
    • Sonship and Citizenship
    • Teachings About the Spirit of Truth

I. Introduction: Why Study the Life and Teachings of Jesus?

  • 1. Important knowledge
    • Of all human knowledge...
    • 2052.last 2 lines That which the world needs most to know...
    • 448.2 Supernal fact...
  • 2. Purposes of the Bestowal "In all your efforts to decipher the meaning of Jesus' life on Urantia, you must bemindful of the motivation of the Michael bestowal....You must discern the purpose of his sojourn on your world." 1423.last
    • 1407.2 Two main purposes...
    • 1417.6 prime mission...
  • 3. Purpose number 12 of detailed list; The revelation of man to God--1328.last 1407.last, 1408.2,5-7 1425.5,7 The human Jesus 636.1 Attained light and life 1511.2 Baptism
  • 4. Jesus' demonstration of "transcendent human possibilities" is our most helpful first step in the climb to Paradise; 85.4f
    • Divine perfection plans; 448.3-8
    • Five reasons;
    • The Father's downreach; 1857.4
    • Lens; 454.4
    • See also end of page 40; "Ascending Sons of God"

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