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A.W. Pink

The Gospel of Mark

A.W. PinkWhy Four Gospels? 2. THE GOSPEL OF MARK Mark’s Gospel differs widely from Matthew’s, both in character and scope. The contrasts between them are marked and many. Matthew has twenty-eight chapters, Mark but sixteen. Matthew abounds in parables, Mark records but few. Matthew portrays Christ as the Son... Read More
A.W. Pink

The Gospel of Matthew

A.W. PinkWhy Four Gospels? 1. MATTHEW’S GOSPEL Matthew’s Gospel breaks the long silence that followed the ministry of Malachi the last of the Old Testament prophets. This silence extended for four hundred years, and during that time God was hid from Israel’s view. Throughout this period there were no angelic... Read More
A.W. Pink

The Total Depravity of Man Chapter 10 RAMIFICATIONS

A.W. PinkThe Total Depravity of Man Chapter 10 RAMIFICATIONS While endeavoring to present a complete picture of fallen man as he is depicted by the divine pen in the Scriptures, it is very difficult to avoid a measure of overlapping as we turn from one aspect or feature to another, or to prevent a certain am... Read More
Chuck Smith

Mark 3:6

Chuck SmithSeeking to Destroy Jesus I. Why would men want to destroy Jesus? A. In the case before us, it was He was violating their traditions. 1. It is amazing how deeply rooted traditions can become, and how great a control they can have over the way we do things. 2. Traditions are one of the last things we ... Read More
Chuck Smith

Mark 9:14

Chuck Smith"DEMON POSSESSION" Intro: Demons are wicked, evil, unclean spirits that seek to inhabit human bodies, who when they do can take over the motor functions, they can speak through the person, exercise unusual strength, they can inflict physical or mental maladies.. Damion. I. ORIGIN OF DEMONS UNCERTAIN... Read More
J.C. Ryle

Warnings To the Churches - Pharisees and Sadducees

J.C. Ryle"Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (Matthew 16:6) Every word spoken by the Lord Jesus is full of deep instruction for Christians. It is the voice of the Chief Shepherd. It is the Great Head of the Church speaking to all its members-... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 24 on Ephesians

John ChrysostomEphesians 6:14-17 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil o... 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

Covetous (4123) pleonektes

could possibly be saved. (Albert Barnes. Barnes NT Commentary). THAT NO IMMORAL OR IMPURE PERSON: hoti pas pornos e akathartos: (Eph 5:3; Hebrews 13:4) Literally this reads "for this ye know, that every whoremonger, or unclean, or covetous person, who is an idolater, hath no inheritance in the reign... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Evil (wicked, bad) (4190) poneros

Evil (4190) (poneros from poneo = work or toil, Robertson says the idea is that labor is an annoyance, bad, evil; Noun poneria derived from poneros) means evil including evil, malignant character, pernicious (see Webster 1828 definition below), that which is morally or socially worthless, wicked, ba... Read More

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