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T. Austin-Sparks

The Sovereignty of the Lord in the Spiritual Conflict

T. Austin-Sparks"Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens will la... Read More
John Chrysostom

1 Timothy 5:11-15

John ChrysostomBut the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; having condemnation, because they have cast off their first faith. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaki... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Principles of Bible Interpretation

Walter BeuttlerA. THE WORD OF GOD 1. Nature of the Word of God (1) As to its voice – The Bible is the voice of God, 2 Tim. 3:16, speaking through men as his own words, Ex. 4:12; Jer. 1:9, as though God himself had uttered these words, Acts 3:21; Ex. 4:15-16 (2) As to its veracity – The word of God is truth, John 1... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Seeking God

Walter BeuttlerA. GOD’S COMPLAINT 1. In Zeph. 1:4-6 God complains about three classes of people. Point out these classes and suggest an illustrative example for each: (1) “Them that are turned back from the Lord,” e. g., such as those who: a. Draw back from God, Heb. 10:38 b. Turn away from God, Heb. 12:25 c. Fall... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Visions of God

Walter BeuttlerA.THE NEED OF AN OPEN HEAVEN 1. Point out the results of Ezekiel’s vision as seen in: (1) Ezek. 1:1 – He saw (visions of God) (2) Ezek. 1:28 – He fell (at His feet) (3) Ezek. 1:28 – He heard (a voice that spoke) (4) Ezek. 2:1-2 – He stood (upon his feet) (5) Ezek. 3:3 – He ate (what he found) (6) Ez... 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

Almighty (3841) pantokrator

Almighty (3841) (pantokrator from pás = all + kratos = strength or might, especially manifested power, the power to rule or control) is literally the ruler over all or the One Who controls all things and Who has power over everything. The One in total control! Pantokrator thus describes God’s sovere... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Poured out (1632) ekcheo

Poured out (1632) (ekcheo from ek = out + chéo = pour) means literally to flow out, to gush forth or to pour out . The inherent idea is to cause something to be emitted in quantity. Used of literal pouring out of liquids = wine from wineskins in Mt 9:17; Mk 2:22 and Lk 5:37; Jn 2:15, Acts 1:18. Used... Read More
Herman Bavinck

The Law--Gospel Distinction and Preaching

Herman BavinckIt is therefore surely worth the effort to try and answer the following questions: What attitude is Christian ethics going to adopt towards war? Does war have a place in the Christian world-and-life view? Or must war at all times and in all places be condemned and opposed as a crime? Does war make a... Read More
Jack Hayford

About Astrology

Recently a local television reporter asked me by telephone to state my position on astrology, "as a Christian and as pastor of one of Los Angeles' well-known churches." That conversation reminded me of the necessity for everyone to have a basic understanding of the subject, hence: 1) The Bible not o... Read More

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