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Chuck Smith

Through the Bible - Genesis 29-31

Chuck SmithThen Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the people of the east. And he looked, behold there was a well in the field, and, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. And all of the flocks wer... Read More
Anton Bosch

Experiencing God

Anton BoschI just did a search on the internet for the phrase “experience God” and came up with over 51 million references! Wow, that must be an important idea! “Well off course it is”, I hear you say. “We must experience God” has become such a common idea amongst Christians today that we all accept, without q... 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
Tom Macartney

God is greater

Tom MacartneyGod is greater than our enemies: the world, the flesh and the devil One of the most encouraging verses in the Bible is 1 John 4:4, “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world”. This is a verse we need today. It tells of God’s overwhelming superiority over all His foes and ours. John is ... Read More
J. Vernon McGee

Christmas is God Shining In

J. Vernon McGeeThe first time that Christ came to this earth was not two thousand years ago at Bethlehem, but some six thousand years ago in the Garden of Eden. An abnormal emphasis has been placed on the birth of Christ at Bethlehem. This emphasis has given us a rather warped conception of the thing that God woul... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Grace (favor) (5485) charis

Grace (5485) (charis from from chairo = to rejoice. English = charity. Beggars need "charity" even as sinners need grace, for we are all spiritual paupers outside of Christ, but "God gives where he finds empty hands"-Augustine [cp Mt 5:3-note]) is a word which defies a simple definition but at its c... Read More
David Guzik

Genesis 30 - The Children Born to Jacob

A. Two sons born to Bilhah. 1. (1-4) Rachel, out of frustration, gives her maid Bilhah to Jacob in a "surrogate mother" arrangement. Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die!" And Jacob's anger was aroused agai... Read More
David Guzik

Genesis 31 - Jacob Flees From Laban to Canaan

A. Jacob's disputes with Laban and his sons. 1. (1-2) Contention with Laban's sons causes Laban to look differently at Jacob. Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what was our father's he has acquired all this wealth." And Jacob... Read More
Comparative Bible Study

Genesis 30 / Isaiah 49

Genesis 30 / Isaiah 49 9 paragraphs 5 vs. 3 Let us remove evil in refinement and pray and wait for Him. By then all nations will return. Psalm 30 / Revelation 11: 19 Let’s exalt God’s words and pray for His healing, then our wailing will be turned into rejoice. Key Verses Genesis 30:30 / Isaiah 49:1... Read More

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