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T. Austin-Sparks

The Sword of the Word, and Prayer

T. Austin-SparksReading: Judges 7:1-7. 1 Samuel 13:2-7, 19-23. Ephesians 6:17-18. As we come to the end of our meditations on prayer there are just one or two further things that need to be said, and these are largely connected with the passages of Scripture given above. Gathering up the content of chapters 13 and ... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Christ a sweet Savour to God for us Leviticus 1, 2

John Nelson DarbyThe first sacrifice offered was one of sweet savour. For this there had to be taken of the cattle, from the herds or the flocks, a male without blemish representing Christ without sin. On its head the offerer laid his hand when brought before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, that it m... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Thoughts on 1 Samuel

John Nelson DarbyThe first Book of Samuel commences with the promise of the king. 1 Samuel 2:10. The people had walked badly, and God presents Christ when all else failed down here. That which man was not able to accomplish, God perfectly accomplished in Christ, but always going far beyond. In Adam, rule; in Noah, t... Read More
Early Church Martyr Readings

THE ICON OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, "NOT MADE WITH HANDS"

1. THE ICON OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, "NOT MADE WITH HANDS" At the time when our Lord preached the Good News and healed every illness and infirmity of men, there lived in the city of Edessa on the shore of the Euphrates Prince Abgar who was completely infected with leprosy. He heard of Christ, the H... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Tom Macartney

A Great Warfare

Tom MacartneyIntroduction The great warfare of which Daniel writes (Dan. 10:1) is an eternal warfare. It did not begin with Daniel, nor did it end with him. The Bible discloses that this war began before man was found on the earth, and long before man became involved in it; and every true child of God knows that... Read More
J.G. Bellet

King Saul

1 Samuel 8 - 10. There is not in Scripture a character that furnishes more solemn warning than that of King Saul. As we pass on from stage to stage through his history, it fills the soul with very awful thoughts of the treachery and corruption of the heart of man; and as we are sure that it has been... Read More
Andrew Bonar

Jonathan and his Armour-bearer.

Andrew Bonar1 Samuel 14 I would like to have known the name of the Armour-bearer, but we are not told his name. There are a great many cases of useful persons whose names are hid. Sometimes God puts honour upon them before the church; sometimes He says, 'never mind, you are remembered before the Lord.' We shall... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Live (verb, living, alive) (2198) zao

Living (2198) (zao) refers literally to natural physical life (opposite of death, Acts 22:22, 25:24, 28:4, Ro 7:1-3, 1Cor 7:39, of Adam = 1Cor 15:45; 2Cor 4:11 = refers to natural lives of believers; Php 1:22 - "to live on in the [physical] flesh"; 1Th 4:15,17 = believers physically alive at time of... Read More

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