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Chuck Smith

Through the Bible - Genesis 24-26

Chuck SmithAnd Abraham was old, and well-stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh (Gen 24:1-2): So Abraham is now seeking to extract a promise from the serva... 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
Greek Word Studies

Judge (decide, determine, go to law [sue], try, condemn) (2919) (krino)

Judge (decide, determine, go to law [sue], try, condemn) (2919) (krino and its cognates [see below] is a root of English words like critic, critical [kritikos] = a decisive point at which judgment is made) primarily signifies to distinguish, to decide between (in the sense of considering two or more... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Malice (2550) kakoetheia

Malice (2550) (kakoetheia from kakós = bad, evil + ethos = disposition) is used only here in the NT and refers to the person who has an ill-nature, taking everything with an evil connotation and giving a malicious interpretation to the actions of others, a nature which is evil and makes one suspect ... Read More
Watchman Nee


Watchman NeeWHEN in the Old Testament God sets out to secure a people wholly delivered from bondage and separated to Himself in a unique way, and when in order to do so He appears first to Moses at the burning bush, it is remarkable that He identifies Himself by a three-fold designation. `I am the God of thy fa... Read More
Peter Hammond

Being Prepared

Peter Hammond"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." Proverbs 27:12 It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. But Noah and his family survived the flood by building the Ark and stocking it in obedience to God (Genesis 6:11-22). God led Joseph to use the years of pl... Read More
Comparative Bible Study

Genesis 26 / Isaiah 45

Genesis 26 / Isaiah 45 5 paragraphs 7 vs. 5 Let us not fear or quarrel. Those who seek God unceasingly will lead all nations to receive kindness. Psalm 26 / Revelation 11: 15 Let us lead a blameless life and proclaim His word to respond to His kindness for He will reign for ever and ever. Key Verses... Read More
Dean Taylor

Opening the Ancient Wells

Dean TaylorFor the last three weeks I have been on a very interesting trip to Eastern Europe. A small church group from the Czech Republic city of Auspitz (Hustopece) had requested Anabaptist preachers and historians to come to their city for a historic celebration. The event was the celebration of the 480th y... Read More
R. Stanley

Love is Patient!

The famous Love Chapter in the Bible, even 1 Corinthians 13, lists fifteen characteristics of love (vv 4-7). Most interestingly the very first manifestation is patience. "Love is patient!" I believe that the order of mention in the Scripture is also inspired by God. Shall we say that patience is the... Read More

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