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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
Charles Alexander

"Five Loaves And Two Fishes" Ch. 6:1-21

We should expect a very special purpose in the recording in the Gospel of John of the great miracle of the feeding of the five thousand with five barley loaves and two small fishes. We have seen that in John the miracles of Christ are carefully selected because of their teaching nature, and that 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
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

PEOPLE PLEASERS

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

Entrust (commend, commit) (3908) paratithemi

Entrust (3908) (paratithemi from para = beside + tithemi = place) (click in depth study of related noun paratheke) literally means to place something beside, to set alongside or place before someone. It was used in Greek meaning to give someone something in trust and so to "deposit" with another. It... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Few (small, little, short) (3641) oligos

Little while (3641) (oligos) is an adjective which can have several nuances depending on the context... (1) Small in number ("few" - few workers = Mt 9:37, few fish = Mt 15:34, a few sick people = Mk 6:5), (2) Small in regard to the amount of time (little, small, short) and short in reference to amo... Read More
Watchman Nee

THE PATH OF PROGRESS: BEARING THE CROSS

Watchman NeeIn our previous chapter we have touched several times upon the matter of service for the Lord. As we come now to look at the provision that God has made to meet the problem created by the soul-life of man, it will be helpful if we approach that problem by considering first the principles that regula... Read More

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