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A.W. Pink

The Prodigal son

A.W. Pink11 "And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and the... Read More
K.P. Yohannan

In the Vine

K.P. YohannanAfter living a perfect, sinless life for 30 years, Jesus began His ministry, but not before He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. This same act was repeated before the disciples entered into their ministry after the resurrection of Christ. In Acts 1:4–8, we find Jesus speaking with His disciples, comm... Read More
Robert Murray M'Cheyne

The Mighty Conqueror

Robert Murray M'CheyneI BELIEVE, DEAR FRIENDS, that this passage describes the great last controversy Christ will have with this world. He has had many a controversy with it, but the last will be the greatest of all; so that it is called 'the supper of the great God' (Revelation 19:17). Now, it is interesting to notice t... Read More


AthanasiusTHE RESURRECTION § 26 FITTING indeed, then, and wholly consonant was the death on the cross for us; and we can see how reasonable it was, and why it is that the salvation of the world could be accomplished in no other way. Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all cre... Read More
R.V. Amos

The Man Who Has the Clues

The Bible is an amazing Book. Old though it is, it is as modern as this moment. It tells the stories of people just like ourselves--with the same kind of hopes and fears, the same kind of dreams and longings, the same kind of problems and sins. The Bible is filled with incidents which are dramatic, ... 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

Father (3962) pater

Father (3962) (pater) is the genitor (a begetter), by whom another is begotten. Stated more simply this is a man who has begotten a child. Father is the progenitor, the ancestor in the direct line (a forefather -- thus Adam was the "progenitor" of the Human Race). Thayer's full Greek Definition of p... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Received (3880) paralambano

Received (3880) (paralambano from para = beside + lambano = appropriate, receive) means to receive from another, to receive alongside or to take to oneself (into close association). There are two basic ideas - to take or to receive. To take with one in order to carry away (eg, Jesus' reference to th... Read More
R.A. Torrey

Our Lord Restoring the Nobleman’s Son John 4:43–54

R.A. Torrey(See also Matthew 14:3–5; 4:12–17; Mark 6:17, 18; 1:14, 15; Luke 3:19, 20) DISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. A Blessing Sought and Faith Demanded, vv. 43–50 When the two days in Samaria were past, did Jesus go to Nazareth? Why not (v. 44)? What is meant by “His own country”? (Luke 4:23, 24; Matt. 13:53, 54.... Read More
Raymond Golsworthy

As many as touched Him were made whole

Raymond GolsworthyReading: Mark 6:56 What a wonderful day that must have been for them all! Christ and His disciples had recently returned from a time of ministry in some desert place across the lake. There our Lord had taught many things to many people, and afterwards had fed the multitude with a few loaves and fish... Read More

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