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John Gill

Of the Gospel.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 4—Chapter 7 OF THE GOSPEL There was Gospel in the former dispensation, though called the legal dispensation; it was preached to Adam, to Abraham, and by Isaiah, and other prophets, as has been observed. Yet there is a clearer revelation and ministration of it under ... 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
T. Austin-Sparks

The All-Inclusive Goal

T. Austin-Sparks“Till we all attain unto... the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). Everything before this and after it in this Letter has its focus upon this clause. Do you ask, “What is this whole Letter about?” The answer is in four words: “The Fulness of Christ.” The two usages of... Read More
John Chrysostom

1 Corinthians 12:1-2

John ChrysostomNow concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. You know that when you were Gentiles, you were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. This whole place is very obscure: but the obscurity is produced by our ignorance of the facts referred to and by their ce... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Thoughts on 2 Timothy for the Closing Days

John Nelson DarbyIt is worthy of remark that the moment you get out of the epistles to the churches, you get catholic epistles and others which treat the church as in the "last days." In John, there were "many antichrists." In Peter, "Judgment must begin at the house of God." In 1 Timothy, "In the latter times some ... Read More
J.W. McGarvey

Church Government

The subject assigned me is too large to be set forth in all its bearings in a single lecture; and the controversies in regard to it which have existed for many centuries, have raised so many questions, that to dispose of them all even briefly, would require a volume instead of a lecture. I am not ex... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

46 - Principle 42 The True Mission of the Church

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThe closing Words of Jesus Christ to His early disciples for their mission of making disciples of the nations has also become the mission of the Church in China.648 Even the newest converts in the underground Church get the immediate burden to tell everyone of the great Savior of China and the world... Read More
Thomas Newberry

Types of the Tabernacle - The Lampstand

Thomas NewberryTHE LAMPSTAND "And thou shalt make a lampstand of pure gold." (Ex. 25. 31). THE golden lampstand, with its seven lamps and centre shaft, is the type of ministry according to God in the power of the Holy Ghost, in its various branches of testimony, having Christ for its centre, source, and subject. I... Read More
A.W. Tozer

The Economic Squeeze

A.W. TozerBut you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. --2 Timothy 4:5 A number of factors contribute to bad spiritual leadership.... The economic squeeze. The Protestant ministry is notoriously underpaid and the pastor's family is often large. Pu... Read More
Classic Christian Writings

Ways To Prepare For Christ's Return Arranged by G. Cutler

1. Purifying ourselves and letting God sanctify us wholly (Colossians 3:4-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 3:3) 2. Abiding in Christ (John 15:1-6; 1 John 2:28) 3. Abounding more and more in love, knowledge, and judgment (Philippians 1:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13) 4. Meeting together to exhort o... Read More

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