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John Gifford Bellett


David is the principal object before the mind of the Spirit of God in both the 1st and the 2nd books of Samuel. In the 1st book we see him brought from obscurity into honour and praise, and there standing, by the good hand of God, in full righteousness amid the persecutions of the wicked. In the 2nd... 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


1. VENERABLE PIMEN [POEMEN] THE GREAT Pimen was an Egyptian by birth and a great ascetic of Egypt. As a boy, he visited the most renowned spiritual men and, from them, gathered tangible knowledge as a bee gathers honey from flowers. Pimen once begged the elder Paul to take him to St. Paisius. Seeing... 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
Charles Spurgeon

Sermon 2208 - The Statute of David for the Sharing of the Spoil

Charles SpurgeonA Sermon (No. 2208) Delivered on Lord's-Day Morning, June 7th, 1891, by C. H. SPURGEON, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington This is the last sermon Charles Spurgeon ever preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. He struggled with illness for most of 1891. He finally went to Mentone on... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Way Of Recovery

T. Austin-Sparks"David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and h... 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
Thomas Watson

The Art of Divine Contentment: Chapter 14

Thomas WatsonUse V. Containing a Christian Directory, or Rules about Contentment. I proceed now to an use of direction, to show Christians how they may attain to this divine art of contentation. Certainly it is feasible, others of God's saints have reached to it. St Paul here had it; and what do we think of thos... Read More

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