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Charles G. Finney

The Gospel the Savor of Life or of Death

Charles G. FinneyTEXT.--2 Cor. 2:14-17: "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ in them that are saved, and in them that perish. To the one we are the savor of death unto de... Read More
J.C. Ryle

Warnings To the Churches - Not Corrupting the Word

J.C. RyleThe following Sermon was preached in England, in August, 1858. "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God" (2 Corinthians 2:17) It is no light matter to speak to any assembly of immortal souls ab... Read More
John Gill

Of Godly Sincerity.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 1—Chapter 21 OF GODLY SINCERITY Sincerity stands opposed to hypocrisy; than which nothing is more detestable to God; and nothing is more agreeable to him than uprightness and integrity: this is called "godly sincerity," eilikrineia qeou, "sincerity of God" (2 Cor. 1... Read More
John Gill

Of the Public Ministry of the Word.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 3—Chapter 3 OF THE PUBLIC MINISTRY OF THE WORD Next to the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, is the Public Ministration of the Word; which is an ordinance of Christ under the gospel dispensation, to be continued in the church unto the end of the world: Ch... Read More
John Gill

Of Zeal.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 1—Chapter 19 OF ZEAL Zeal is an ardor of mind, a fervent affection for some person or thing; with an indignation against everything supposed to be pernicious and hurtful to it. As it is a divine grace, it is a vehement affection for God and his glory, an earnest stu... Read More
John Gill

The Duty of a Pastor to his People.

John GillThe DUTY OF A PASTOR To His People Preached At The Ordination Of The Reverend George Braithwaite, M.A. March 28, 1734. 2 TIMOTHY 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto thy doctrine; for in doing this, thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. The part of the work of this day assigned to ... Read More
K.P. Yohannan

Choose the Low Road

K.P. YohannanTherefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

Horizoned by Resurrection

T. Austin-SparksRomans 1:4 (1 Corinthians 15:1,12-22,45; 2 Corinthians 5:14-18). "Declared to be the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead." The word 'declared' or 'designated' there is the verb horizo, i.e., "horizoned the Son by resurrection". In resurrection Christ is declared or made the horiz... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Incense-Bearer (2 Corinthians 2:14-16)

T. Austin-Sparks"...and by me sends forth the knowledge of Him, a stream of fragrant incense, throughout the world. For Christ’s is the fragrance which I offer up to God, whether among those in the way of salvation, or among those in the way of perdition; but to these it is an odour of death, to those of life." (2 ... Read More
Brethren Biographies

Sir Robert Anderson

Then said Great-Heart to Mr. Valiant-for-Truth: "Thou hast worthily behaved thyself. Let me see thy sword." So he showed it to him. When he had taken it in his hand and looked thereon a while, he said, "Ha! it is a right Jerusalem blade." -- The Pilgrim's Progress Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918) was... Read More

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