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A.W. Pink

The Gospel of Luke

A.W. PinkWhy Four Gospels? 3. THE GOSPEL OF LUKE The numerical position which Luke occupies in the Sacred Canon, supplies a sure key to its interpretation. It is the third book in the New Testament, and the forty-second in the Bible as a whole. Each of these numbers are profoundly significant and suggestive ... 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
Erlo Stegen

God sent His Son; and now my eyes have seen You

Erlo StegenMatt 1:2, Rom 8:3 & Job 42:5 In Matthew 1 v 21, it is written that Mary would give birth to a son and that they should give Him the name Jesus for He would save His people from their sins. The Lord Jesus is the Son of God and through Him, we can be made the children of God and delivered from our sin... Read More
J.C. Ryle

Matthew chapter 1

J.C. RyleMatthew chapter 1 MATTHEW 1:1-17 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became... Read More
John Gill

Of the Personal Relations; or, Relative Properties Which Distinguish the Three Divine Persons in the Deity.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 1—Chapter 28 OF THE PERSONAL RELATIONS; OR, RELATIVE PROPERTIES WHICH DISTINGUISH THE THREE DIVINE PERSONS IN THE DEITY. Since there are Three who are the one God; and these Three are not one and the same Person, but three different Persons, there must be something ... Read More
C.A. Coates

The Birth of Jesus

"She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them at the inn". Luke 2:7. Those were not merely casual circumstances, because they were announced from heaven as being "the sign". The angel said, "And this is th... Read More
Desert Fathers

The Philokali Volume 2

Desert FathersSt Theodoros the Great Ascetic (? 9"' century) (J'olume 2, pp. 13-47) Introductory Note The two works that follow, A Century of Spiritual Texts and Theoretikon,^ are ascribed in the Greek Philokalia to St Theodoros the Great Ascetic, a monk of the monastery of St Sabas near Jerusalem, who subsequent... Read More
Desert Fathers

The Philokali Volume 3

Desert FathersSt Philotheos of Sinai (?9th-10th century) (Volume 3, pp. 15-31) Introductory Note 'It is not clear', states St Nikodimos, 'at what date our holy father Philotheos flourished and died.' He is known to us solely as the author of the present work Forty Texts on Watchfulness. From his name it is eviden... Read More
James Arminius


DISPUTATION 1 ON THE AUTHORITY AND CERTAINTY OF THE SACRED SCRIPTURES RESPONDENT: BERNARD VESUKIUS I. The authority of Scripture is nothing else but the worthiness according to which it merits (1.) CREDENCE, as being true in words and true in significations, whether it simply declares anything; or a... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Christ a sweet Savour to God for us Leviticus 1, 2

John Nelson DarbyThe first sacrifice offered was one of sweet savour. For this there had to be taken of the cattle, from the herds or the flocks, a male without blemish representing Christ without sin. On its head the offerer laid his hand when brought before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, that it m... Read More

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