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Thomas Brooks

A great nothing

Thomas Brooks"The next day Agrippa and Bernice arrived at the auditorium with great pomp." Acts 25:23. That is, with great phantasy or vain show. All the honor, pomp, and accolade of this world is but a phantasy. Worldly honor is but a great nothing—a glorious illusion, a shadow, a dream. Great swelling titles a... 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

Deceive (538) apatao

Deceive (538) (apatao from apate = deceit, that which gives a false impression, whether by appearance, statement or influence) (Click in depth study of the root word apate) means to lead astray, mislead, cheat, delude, beguile, seduce into error. Apatao means to cause someone to have misleading or e... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Perform, Practice (4160) (poieo)

Do, done, did, doing; Make, made, makes, making; Perform, Practice (4160) (poieo) occurs 568 times, primarily in the Gospels and in a wide variety of contexts, which makes it difficult to do a simple word study. BDAG says poieo is "a multivalent term (possessing many meanings), often without pointed... Read More
Zac Poonen

(Knowing God's Way) 4. How A Spiritual Movement Declines

Zac Poonen"Lord! Help! Godly men are fast disappearing. Where in all the world can dependable men be found? Everyone deceives and flatters and lies. There is no sincerity left" (Psalm 12:1 - Living). The state of affairs described in the above verse is an apt description of Christendom today. We find nowadays... Read More
J.G. Bellet

King Saul

1 Samuel 8 - 10. There is not in Scripture a character that furnishes more solemn warning than that of King Saul. As we pass on from stage to stage through his history, it fills the soul with very awful thoughts of the treachery and corruption of the heart of man; and as we are sure that it has been... Read More
Zac Poonen

How a spiritual movement declines

Zac Poonen"Lord! Help! Godly men are fast disappearing. Where in all the world can dependable men be found? Everyone deceives and flatters and lies. There is no sincerity left" (Psalm 12: 1 - Living). The state of affairs described in the above verse is an apt description of Christendom today. We find nowaday... Read More
Matthew Henry

Genesis, Chapter 29

Matthew HenryJacob comes to the well of Haran. (1-8) His interview with Rachel, Laban entertains him. (9-14) Jacob's covenant for Rachel, Laban's deceit. (15-30) Leah's sons. (31-35) Verses 1-8: Jacob proceeded cheerfully in his journey, after the sweet communion he had with God at Beth-el. Providence brought hi... Read More
Bible Verses On

Bible Verses On Bankruptcy

Deuteronomy 15:1-2 - At the end of [every] seven years thou shalt make a release. (Read More...) Exodus 22:25-27 - If thou lend money to [any of] my people [that is] poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. (Read More...) Ezekiel 18:13 - Hath given ... Read More
H.J. Vine

Jerusalem and its Royal Owner (As seen by Zechariah)

H.J. VineTo those who belong to the assembly of which our Lord Jesus Christ is the Head it is declared, “Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother”; and our character is now being formed by God according to that of the heavenly city. It is revealed in its symbolic splendour at the close of the inspired vo... Read More

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