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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
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
Thomas Reade


49. ON THE DANGER OF RICHES There is a beautiful harmony in the doctrines and precepts of Scripture, whether promulgated under the Patriarchal, Mosaic, or Christian dispensation, which strikingly proves its divine origin. Every enlightened reader of the Bible will perceive a rich vein of truth runni... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Cross (tree, club, wood) (3586) xulon

Cross (3586) (xulon/xylon from xuo = to scrape) is literally wood and refers to anything made of wood, including a tree or other wooden article or substance. In Ac 5:30, 10:39, 13:29, 1Pe 2:24 and Gal 3:13 xulon refers to the old rugged Cross. The NT idea of xulon/xylon as a cross is related to Dt 2... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Fruit (2590) karpos

Benefit (fruit) (2590) (karpos) is used in its literal sense to refer to fruit, produce or offspring, which describes that which is produced by the inherent energy of a living organism. Karpos is what something naturally produces. Figuratively, karpos is used of the consequence of physical, mental, ... Read More
J.C. Ryle

Profit and Loss

J.C. Ryle"What shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" Mark 8:36 It is a sad proof, beloved, of our evil and corrupt nature, that our Lord Jesus Christ should have thought it necessary to use such language and to ask such a question. He was preaching to His own people--to... Read More
R.A. Torrey

Our Lord and the Woman of Samaria John 4:1–30

R.A. TorreyDISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. Jesus, a Weary Pilgrim in a Hostile Land—“Despised and Rejected of Men,” vv. 1–6 Why did the report that reached the ears of the Pharisees that Jesus “was making and baptizing more disciples than John” make His departure into Galilee necessary? (c. 10:39; 11:47–54; Mark 3:6... Read More
Grace Gems

Grace Gems for OCTOBER 2005

The devil's sin (John Angell James, "The Olive Branch and the Cross") Pride is the parent sin. Pride is the original sin, both in heaven and on earth. Pride is the devil's sin, and that by which our first parents fell. We have all more of this hateful disposition than we either know or suspect. An i... Read More
Peter Hammond


Peter HammondSolomon's Search for Meaning and Purpose in Life King Solomon, the author of the Book of Ecclesiastes, was the richest and most powerful king in the world at his time. Solomon was famous for his wisdom, riches and literary achievements. Solomon had the power to do anything he wanted and he had the w... Read More
J.G. Bellet

The Canticles

"Will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee." This was the devout breathing of the king of Israel (the penman, too, of this little book to which we are now proposing, in the Lord's grace, to introduce ourselves), when the glory had... Read More

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