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Chuck Smith

Through the Bible - Genesis 32-36

Chuck SmithShall we turn in our Bibles to Genesis chapter thirty-two? Now in the thirty-first chapter we had the parting of Laban, Jacob's uncle as he kisses his grandchildren goodbye, as he sets up the stone and as he gives a heavy-duty charge to Jacob saying, "you take care of my girls and my grandkids. And ... 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. 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
Andrew Bonar

Palestine for the Young - The Tribe of Levi

Andrew BonarThe prophecy of Jacob regarding Levi was remarkably fulfilled : "I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel" (Gen. 49. 7). You have to search for their dwellings in every corner of the land. They were scattered and divided over all Israel; for they got forty-eight cities, taken out of a... Read More
Andrew Bonar

Palestine for the Young - The Tribe of Levi

Andrew BonarThe prophecy of Jacob regarding Levi was remarkably fulfilled : "I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel" (Gen. 49. 7). You have to search for their dwellings in every corner of the land. They were scattered and divided over all Israel; for they got forty-eight cities, taken out of a... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Defiled (3392) miaino

Defiled (3392) (miaino cf miasmos = the state of being tainted, polluted, corrupted, defiled or stained by) means literally to dye with another color. Figuratively miaino describes a mind and conscience that is morally contaminated, corrupted, tainted, tinged and polluted. In a ceremonial or cultic ... Read More
Bob Jennings

Too Soft, Too Hard?

Proverbs 3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck… Romans 11:22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God… Too Soft Ahab was too soft, too kind. He let Ben-Hadad, the Aramean king, go, and it cost him – it cost him “his life” by a random Aramean arrow, 1Kg. 22.34. 1... Read More
David Guzik

Genesis 35 - Revival In Jacob's Life

A. Jacob returns to Bethel. 1. (1) God speaks to Jacob, calling him back to Bethel. Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother." a. Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there: The w... Read More
David Guzik

Genesis 43 - Joseph Meets His Brothers a Second Time

A. Jacob decides to let the brothers return to Egypt with Benjamin. 1. (1-2) Jacob gives the order to get more food. Now the famine was severe in the land. And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, "Go back, buy us a litt... Read More

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