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Chuck Smith

Luke 19:42

Chuck SmithThis Thy Day I. The first thing that we notice about this day is that Jesus is deliberately setting the stage. A. He sent two of His disciples into the village to bring the colt to Him. 1. We note that it was an unbroken colt. 2. No man had ever sat on it. B. He was setting the stage for the fulfill... Read More
Chuck Smith

Mark 8:1

Chuck SmithOur Compassionate Lord I. Compassion is one of the characteristics of God. A. As in the Psalm we read this morning, "The Lord is full of compassion." 1. Compassion is being moved with tenderness, combined with pity. a. It leads to kindness, understanding, forgiveness, and mercy and grace. b. In the ... Read More
Jacob Boehme

Of True Resignation

Jacob BoehmeOf True Resignation OR Dying to SELF by Jacob Behmen (Jakob Boehme) 1575-1624, The Teutonic Theosopher SHOWING How Man must DAILY die to his OWN Will in SELF; how he must bring his Desire into God, and what he should ask and desire of God. LIKEWISE How he must spring up out of the dying sinful Man, ... Read More
Jon Courson

Seeing Our City - Acts 18:10

Jon CoursonIt has rightly been said that Europe is looked over by millions of travelers and overlooked by millions of believers. Such was not the case with Paul, who, on his third missionary journey, went to Europe not as a sight-seer, but as a soul-winner. Here in Chapter 18, however, after meeting opposition... Read More
Early Church Martyr Readings


1. ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN, ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE Gregory was born in Nazianzus of a Greek father and a Christian mother. Before his baptism, he studied in Athens along with Basil the Great and Julian the Apostate. Gregory often prophesied that Julian would become an apostate and a persecut... 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
Winkie Pratney


What about those old "friends" who stay around to tempt you or drag you down? All friendships made for selfish reasons before your conversion must go on the altar of sacrifice with all other things that belonged to your past life. All future friendships as well as those you keep from the past must b... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Christian (5546) Christianos

Christian (5546) (Christianos from Christós = Christ from chrio = to anoint, so Christ = "Anointed One", 529 times in NT) (Christianos is used 3 times in the NT Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1Peter 4:16) was the name of the disciples or followers of Christ first adopted at Antioch. The meaning of Christia... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Direct (2720) kateuthuno

Direct (2720)(kateuthuno from kata = down, intensifies meaning + euthunô = straighten from euthus = straight) means to make straight, to straighten fully, to guide or lead directly straight towards or upon something, to guide one's way or journey to a place. The idea is that of conducting one straig... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Disciple (3101) mathetes

Disciples (3101) (mathetes from manthano = to learn which Vine says is "from a root math, indicating thought accompanied by endeavor". Gives us our English = "mathematics") describes a person who learns from another by instruction, whether formal or informal. Discipleship includes the idea of one wh... Read More

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