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A.W. Pink

Spiritual Growth 4. Its Nature

A.W. PinkSpiritual Growth 4. Its Nature I We have now arrived at what is really the most important part of our subject, but which is far from being the easiest to handle. If we are to be preserved or delivered from erroneous views at this point it is very necessary that we should form a right concept of what... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 318

George FoxAll dear friends and brethren, keep up your testimony in the light, power, and spirit of God, for the worship, that Christ set up above sixteen hundred years since, in the spirit and truth [John 4:24], (which truth the devil is out of [John 8:44], who is an unclean spirit,) which is a worship that c... Read More
John Gill

Of the Special Decrees of God, Relating to Rational Creatures, Angels, and Men; and Particularly of Election.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 2—Chapter 2 OF THE SPECIAL DECREES OF GOD, RELATING TO RATIONAL CREATURES, ANGELS, AND MEN; AND PARTICULARLY OF ELECTION. The special decrees of God respecting rational creatures, commonly go under the name of "predestination"; though this sometimes is taken in a la... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

Love the Supreme Test of the Church

T. Austin-Sparks"His great love wherewith he loved us" (Eph. 2:4). We come now to the close of the New Testament, the consummation in the book of the Revelation. A great deal of reading ought to take place at this point for which we have not the time. Will you open the Word at the beginning of the book of the Revel... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Nature of Service and the Marks of the Servant

T. Austin-SparksReading: Luke 2:25-35 "The end of all things is at hand" (1 Peter 4:7). I think it unnecessary to stress the fact that not only by reason of time, but also by the clear evidence of world developments, the above words from Peter's letter are obviously very much nearer fulfilment than when they were w... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

What is a Christian? - Part 1

T. Austin-Sparks"And Agrippa said unto Paul, With but little persuasion thou wouldest fain make me a Christian" (Acts 26:28). Let us say at the outset that we are using the word "Christian" strictly according to what is found in the New Testament, and it is assumed that this will be accepted. Our enquiry will take ... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

"This One Thing I Do"

T. Austin-SparksWe are going to read some Scriptures in the Word of God: "And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, 'Saul, Saul, why persecu... Read More
John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Preface

John BunyanA PREFACE, OR BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHING OF THIS WORK, WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR THEREOF, AND DEDICATED TO THOSE WHOM GOD HATH COUNTED HIM WORTHY TO BEGET TO FAITH, BY HIS MINISTRY IN THE WORD. Children, grace be with you, Amen. I being taken from you in presence, and so tied up, that I cannot perf... 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
Greek Word Studies

Arise (arose, get/got up, stand/stood) (450) anistemi

Arise (450) (anistemi from ana = up, again + histemi = stand, to cause to stand) means literally to get up, to stand up, to stand again, to cause to rise (thus "to raise"), to stand or be erect (Acts 9:41). To rise from a lying or reclined position. To stand straight up from a prostrate position (Ac... Read More

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