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T. Austin-Sparks

The Wisdom of the World

T. Austin-SparksReading: 1 Cor. 1:1-31, 2:1-5, 3:18-23. As we meditate in the first letter to the Corinthians, it grows upon us that the background of the letter is represented by the word “wisdom”. It seems quite clear that it was that which took hold of the apostle as summing up the situation at Corinth, and dema... Read More
Richard E. Bieber


READ Jeremiah 8-9 Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the house of the daughter of my people not been restored. Oh, that my head were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears that I might weep day and night for the slaying of the daughter of my people. “….That I might... 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

Abandon (desert, forsake) (1459) egkataleipo

Deserted (forsake, abandon, leave, left) (1459) (egkataleipo from en = in + kataleipo = forsake, desert) means literally to leave down in. It conveys the sense of deserting someone in a set of circumstances that are against them. The idea is to let one down, to desert, abandon, leave in the lurch, l... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Be miserable (5003) talaiporeo

Be miserable (5003) (talaiporeo) is a verb which Vine says "is derived from tlaō, to bear, undergo, and pōros, a hard substance, a callus, which metaphorically came to signify that which is miserable". Other sources say the root word is talas = suffering, wretched. Talaiporeo means first to do hard ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Disappoint (disgrace, put to shame) (2617) Kataischuno

(Not) Be disappointed (2617) (Kataischuno from kata = down but here intensifies meaning of verb aischuno = to shame) means primarily to put to shame, to humiliate, to disgrace (1Cor 11:4, 5) and (as used in the present verse) to disappoint or to frustrate one's hope (Ro 9:33-note, Ro 10:11-note, 1Pe... Read More
Thomas Watson

A Body of Divinity 19. The Fall: The Covenant Of Works

Thomas WatsonQ-12: I proceed to the next question, WHAT SPECIAL ACT OF PROVIDENCE DID GOD EXERCISE TOWARDS MAN IN THE ESTATE WHEREIN HE WAS CREATED? A: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge upon pa... Read More

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