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A.W. Pink

The Sovereignty of God) Chapter Eight - Sovereignty And Human Responsibility

A.W. Pink"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We ... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 3 on the Acts of the Apostles

John ChrysostomActs I. 12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey. Then returned they, it is said: namely, when they had heard. For they could not have borne it, if the angel had not (ὑ περέθετο) referred them to another Coming. It seems to me... Read More
Richard E. Bieber


Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter re­plie... Read More
J.C. Philpot

The Secret of the Lord

J.C. PhilpotPreached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 4, 1844, by J. C. Philpot "The secret of the Lord is with those who fear him; and he will show them his covenant." Psalm 25:14 There is no truth more offensive to the carnal mind, nor one more sweet to those taught of God than this—that true religion is of ... Read More
Winkie Pratney

The King and His Kingdom

All studies of the Kingdom of Heaven must begin with the King Himself. No kingdom is greater than its king, nor more wise or powerful than the one who is best qualified to rule it. The Bible tells us about this King, the greatest Ruler of all, the King of all Kings. If we study it carefully what doe... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Bondservant(1401) doulos; doulos

Bondservant (1401) (doulos from deo = to bind) (Click additional notes on doulos) was an individual bound to another in servitude and conveys the idea of the slave's close, binding ties with his master, belonging to him, obligated to and desiring to do his will and in a permanent relation of servitu... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Business (2039) ergasia

Practice (2039) (ergasia from ergázomai = to toil, work) means to engage in some type of activity or behavior with sustained interest and thus describes a pursuit. Ergasia can mean employment, craft, profession; profit or gain, this latter describing the outcome of work. Ergasia is used of business ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Desire (to will, want, wish, intend) (1014) boulomai

Wishes (1014) (boulomai) refers to a settled desire, one born of or springing from reason and not from emotion. To will, to wish, to will deliberately, to intend, to have a purpose, to be minded. Wishes is aorist tense which indicates that the individual made a definite decision of their heart at a ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Evil (2549) kakia

Malice (2549) (kakia) refers to the quality of wickedness and thus in a moral sense means depravity, vice or baseness (James 1:21, 1Peter 2:16, Acts 8:22). It is the opposite of arete (note) and all virtue and therefore lacks social value. It denotes a vicious disposition, evilness, ill-will, spitef... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Fear (reverence) (5401) phobos

Fear (5401) (phobos) (see another discussion of phobos) is used in an active sense to describe that which causes fear or terror, sometimes the source being God (of His divine works - eg, death of Ananias and Sapphira - Ac 5:5, 11, cp 1Ti 5:20, Re 18:10, 15, Re 11:11 = two slain witnesses come to lif... Read More

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