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A.W. Pink

Exposition of the Gospel of John CHAPTER 35 CHRIST, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

A.W. PinkExposition of the Gospel of John CHAPTER 35 CHRIST, THE GOOD SHEPHERD John 10:11-21 The following is submitted as an Analysis of the passage which is to be before us:— 1. The good Shepherd dies for His sheep: verse 11. 2. The character and conduct of hirelings: verses 12, 13. 3. The intimacy between... Read More
A.W. Pink

The Doctrine of Sanctification 8. ITS NATURE

A.W. PinkThe Doctrine of Sanctification 8. ITS NATURE We have now reached what is, in several respects, the most important aspect of our theme. It is very necessary that we should seek after a clear and comprehensive view of the character of sanctification itself, what it really consists of; or, at best, Our... Read More
Chuck Smith

The Gift of Governments

Chuck SmithPaul tells us that: And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:28) It is interesting to me that the first mention of government in the Bible is... Read More
John Gill

Of Church-officers, Particularly Pastors.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 2—Chapter 3 OF THE OFFICERS OF A CHURCH, PARTICULARLY PASTORS Having treated of a church, as "essentially" considered, with respect to its matter and form, I shall now proceed to consider it, 2. "Organically," or as an organized church, a corporate body, having its ... Read More
John Gill

Of the Duties of Members to their Pastors.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 2—Chapter 4 OF THE DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF CHURCHES TO THEIR PASTORS As pastors of churches have a work to do, which is both honourable and useful; so there are duties incumbent on those who are under their care, with respect to them, for their work’s sake. Though they... Read More
John Gill

Of the Kingly Office of Christ.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 5—Chapter 13 OF THE KINGLY OFFICE OF CHRIST The prophetic and priestly offices of Christ having been considered; the kingly office of Christ is next to be treated of. Christ is king in a twofold sense: he is a king by nature; as he is God, he, is God over all; as th... Read More
John Gill

Of the Public Ministry of the Word.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 3—Chapter 3 OF THE PUBLIC MINISTRY OF THE WORD Next to the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, is the Public Ministration of the Word; which is an ordinance of Christ under the gospel dispensation, to be continued in the church unto the end of the world: Ch... Read More
John Gill

The Quiet and Easy Passage of Christ's Purchased People Through Death to Glory.

John GillTHE QUIET AND EASY PASSAGE OF CHRIST’S PURCHASED PEOPLE THROUGH DEATH TO GLORY. A Sermon, Preached to a Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, in Carter-lane, Southwark. EXODUS 15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm, they shall be as still as a stone, till thy peopl... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Peculiar Conditions of an End-Time

T. Austin-SparksReading: Luke 2:25-38; I Cor. 10:11; Heb. 8:13, 9:26. We are being led at this time to take note of the fact that we are at an end-time, and that God does a peculiar work at such a time. Things become very strange and very difficult at an end-time; everything seems to be thrown into a state of distu... Read More
William MacDonald

The Bishops

William MacDonaldFirst of all, we must distinguish between the New Testament concept of a bishop, and the title as it is used today. In the apostolic church, a bishop was simply one of several mature Christians in a local church who cared for the spiritual welfare of that church. Today, in church systems, a bishop i... Read More

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