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J.C. Ryle

Prayer

J.C. Ryle"Disciples should always pray and not give up" (Luke 18:1). "I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer" (1 Timothy 2:8). Prayer is the most important subject in practical religion. All other subjects are second to it. Reading the Bible, listening to sermons, attending public worship, goi... Read More
Carl Carmody

Hebrews 8:1-13 A Better Covenant

A new and better way. Charles Colson, in his book, loving God, tells the story of Telemachus, a fourth-century Christian. He lived in a remote village tending his garden and spending much of his time in prayer. One day he thought that he heard the voice of God telling him to go to Rome. So he set of... Read More
Harriet N. Cook

The Goat

There are two kinds of goat in the countries where the Bible was written; one very much like those that we sometimes see; the other differing from it in several respects, especially in the greater length of its ears. It is supposed that the prophet Amos speaks of the latter kind when he says, "As th... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 13 on the Acts of the Apostles

John ChrysostomActs 5:17-18 Then having risen up, the high-priest and they that were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees) were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the Apostles, and put them in the common prison. Having risen up, that is, being roused, being excited at the things taking place,... Read More
John Nelson Darby

A Christian- Who and What is He Now and Hereafter?

John Nelson DarbyA CHRISTIAN- WHO AND WHAT IS HE NOW AND HEREAFTER? It is rather a solemn thing to say what a Christian is, especially when we think of what it is that made him one. God is acting so as to glorify Himself. It is a solemn thing to be a revelation of that of which Christ is worthy-of the result of Chri... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Joshua 1 - 13

John Nelson DarbyJoshua 1. The first thought is to cross the Jordan. Verses 3, 4. The principles come in afterwards, namely, all the extent of the promises of God; but realization by the fact that one takes possession of them. There is a connection between the moral state of man down here, and the glory of man above... Read More
Ron Bailey

Abraham, My Friend_36

Ron BaileyWhy circumcision? I promised I would return to the account of the birth of Ishmael but I have been somewhat reluctant to start on this devotional, simply because of the propriety of the topic. In many ways the Bible is a very primitive book and issues which would not usually be discussed in mixed co... Read More
Sir Robert Anderson

The Angel' s Message

Sir Robert Anderson"Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.[1] Know therefore and discern, ... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Divine Guidance

Walter BeuttlerA. FACT OF DIVINE GUIDANCE 1. What is meant by “divine guidance?” The leading of God in the personal life and experience of man 2. Concerning the possibility of knowing the will of God, what may be seen from: (1) Col. 1:9? That we should know the will of God in all wisdom and spiritual understanding... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Waiting for God

Walter BeuttlerA. THE NEED OF WAITING 1. What is to be observed from: (1) Lam. 3:25? That the seeking of God involves a waiting FOR God (2) Isa. 30:18? That God waits for men to wait for him (3) Prov. 8:34? That there is a promised blessedness to those that wait for him (4) Isa. 30:18? That this blessedness awaits... Read More

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