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T. Austin-Sparks

A Tragic and Instructive Episode

T. Austin-SparksReading: 2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13, 16. In tracing the history of the Ark of the Testimony we have been deeply impressed with its foreshadowing of the Testimony of Jesus in the New Testament. What a varied and instructive history that has been! In its journey from its formation to its ultimate and... Read More
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

Faith and Its Footsteps

John Nelson DarbyFAITH AND ITS FOOTSTEPS HEBREWS 11 It is impossible to deny that there is some principle livingly working in the world which has signally called out the hatred and opposition of man. It has been so from Abel downwards to the present day. The " course of this world " has gone on. It is now going on a... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Thoughts on 2 Samuel

John Nelson DarbyAs the first book gave us Israel tired of their original relationship with God, and the trial of the king of their choice, ending in the destruction of himself and his house, the second contains the establishment of David as the king, according to God, though failing far more in ease and exaltation ... Read More
Anne Ortlund

Fix your eyes on Jesus and not on others

Let me tell you how this truth recently hit home to me. Sometimes Ray and I -- and so do you -- see generations slip. You see a husband and wife going hard after the Lord; and their children attending church more often than not; and their grandchildren totally uninterested in spiritual things. And t... Read More
Early Church Martyr Readings


1. THE FEAST OF THE GIRDLE OF THE HOLY BIRTH-GIVER OF GOD After her Dormition [Falling-asleep], the Holy Theotokos gave her girdle [sash] to the Apostle Thomas. That girdle was later brought to Constantinople and kept in a sealed reliquary in the church of the Mother of God at Blachernae, the royal ... 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
Revival Messages

What A Mother Can Claim From God

What A Mother Can Claim From God By Mrs. A. W. Kortkamp “I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children” (Isaiah 49:25). Mother, could God speak any plainer to you? If the dictionaries of the world were searched, could any words be placed together that would better c... Read More
Richard Owen Roberts

Solemn Assembly

THE SOLEMN ASSEMBLY The Sad Fact Most professing Christians have never heard of a Solemn Assembly. Of the relatively small number who have, a substantial portion consider it as merely an Old Testament practice of no particular relevance today. --------------------------------------------------------... Read More
The Scottish Metrical Psalter

Psalm 129

A Song of degrees. Whether this psalm was penned when David brought up the ark of God to Mount Zion, 2Sam. 6, or relates to the Chaldean captivity, is uncertain. In it, the people of God, (1.) Look back on their often-repeated tribulations, with thankfulness to God for their deliverances from Egypt,... Read More

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