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George Fox

Epistle 190

George FoxO friends! have an esteem of truth and God's glory! Keep down all inordinate affections [Col 3:5], and have an esteem of truth above your lusts and earthly things, worldly riches, and goods, and mind the example of the old world, when the sons of God saw, the daughters of men were fair, they took un... Read More
George Fox

Epistle 264

George FoxFriends' fellowship must be in the spirit [Phil 2:1], and all Friends must know one another in the spirit and power of God. And in all the meetings of the county, two or three may be appointed from them, to go to the Quarterly Meetings, for to give notice one to another, if there be any that walk no... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

Adam and the Law of Life

T. Austin-SparksReading: Gen. 3:1-7; 22-24; Romans 8:1-2. The longer one lives and the more one thinks about things, the surer one becomes that the supreme issue which governs everything between God and man is that of life. Our Scripture says here that life is a law, and it further says that that life is in the han... Read More
John Gifford Bellett

The Church at Thessalonica

We easily perceive different measures of attainment, both in knowledge and grace, in the churches of old. The elevation, for instance, of that at Ephesus was much above that at Corinth. At Corinth the apostle had to occupy himself with the corruption of various errors and abuses, and was thus hinder... 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
J.G. Bellet

Heaven and Earth

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The scene of the divine handiwork was twofold; and, accordingly, "in the dispensation of the fulness of times," God will display Himself again, both in heaven and on earth. I would begin my meditation on this divine subject with Genesis 1 - 47... Read More
J. Vernon McGee

How God Prepared the World for the First Coming of Christ

J. Vernon McGeeBut when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. (Galatians 4:4, 5) In amazing ways God prepared the world for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The world consci... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Grave (5028) taphos

Grave (5028) (taphos) means a site or receptacle for interment as a grave, tomb or sepulchre. Most NT uses of taphos are of a literal burial place but Paul's use is clearly figurative, Thayer's Lexicon noting that... their speech threatens destruction to others, it is death to someone whenever they ... Read More
Samuel Logan Brengle

Holiness Before The Flood; Or, Do You Walk With God?

Samuel Logan Brengle'And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him (Gen. 23, 24). A remarkable biography! Nowadays men write hundreds of pages about their heroes, and do not say as much as that. But there is a good reason. There is not so ... Read More
David Guzik

Genesis 12 - God's Call of Abram; Abram in Egypt

A. God's promise to Abram. 1. (1-3) God's previous covenant with Abram. Now the Lord had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be... Read More

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