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T. Austin-Sparks

The Mystery of the Gospel

T. Austin-Sparks"The mystery of the gospel" (Eph. 6:19). "I shrank not from declaring unto you the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:27). "...in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will" (Eph. 1:11). We have remarke... Read More
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Hindrances to Fullness of Life

T. Austin-SparksWhile it is true that every spiritual blessing is a gift of grace and not something to be merited, it is equally true that no blessing is entered into without a real challenge, demanding a genuine and honest proof that we mean business with God. The history of Israel's entering into the inheritance ... Read More
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Notes on the Book of Ruth - Part 3

T. Austin-SparksIt is a glorious thing, dear friends, isn’t it, to really apprehend that our Lord Jesus hasn’t any pre-occupations, where we are concerned. We are His only occupation. Where He is untrammeled by other considerations, and all personal interests have completely disappeared in the interest of getting H... Read More
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The Contrast Between the Old Dispensation and the New

T. Austin-Sparks"For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him" (Acts 13:27). In a way, that verse is the key to the whole of the book of the Acts, for this book is really an interpretation... Read More
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The Process of Reproduction

T. Austin-SparksReading: Acts 10:1-11:18. The New Creation Man in Process of Formation Acts 10 follows on what we were considering in our last message. It concerns this particular dispensation or age of the Holy Spirit, and the specific object which the Holy Spirit has in view during this age. We can put it in one ... Read More
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One of the Greatest Needs

T. Austin-SparksOne of the greatest needs of our time is to plough our way down through the heavy and tangled growth of Christian doctrines to the virgin soil of spiritual life and reality. A master-stroke of the great subverter, in his purpose to neutralise spiritual effectiveness against his kingdom, has been the... Read More
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The Cross and the God of Hope

T. Austin-Sparks"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13). 'The God of hope fill you... that ye may abound in hope!' As you know, the apostle has worked his way up to this point through a long and detailed argument.... Read More
Derek Prince

Not a Set of Rules

Derek PrinceThrough the blood of Jesus, I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God. Let us look at the way holiness was to be attained under the old covenant. God said, “You shall be holy; for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:44). All of Leviticus 11 enumerates complicated regulations regarding what to eat, what to w... 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

Unclean, Common, Unholy (2839)

Unclean, Common, Unholy (2839)(koinos probably from sun/syn = with) is an adjective which means primarily common. More generally, and usually in a negative sense, koinos means defiled (corrupted in regard to its purity or perfection), unclean (because it is treated as common and thus considered mora... Read More

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