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T. Austin-Sparks

Princely Service

T. Austin-SparksReading: Numbers 7:1-84. The first thing that becomes apparent from the record in this chapter is that the Lord's people, as represented by their princes - the princes of all the fathers' houses, you notice - are looked upon as a princely people. God's conception of His people is that, and He desire... Read More
John Nelson Darby


John Nelson Darby{Christian Friend 1893, pages 113-6.} We have dwelt on separation from evil in Num. 6, and on willing-heartedness in Num. 7. In this chapter we have the light, and the manner in which it should shine forth. There are little bits of direction in the book of Numbers. Here it is about the candlestick, ... Read More
John Piper

Can God Spread a Table in the Wilderness?

John PiperNovember 22, 1981 CAN GOD SPREAD A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS? There are shorter ways to get from Egypt to Palestine than through the wilderness of Sinai. Mount Sinai is about 200 miles out of the way—which is bad enough if you are driving a car, but if you are walking and there is scarcely any water 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
Thomas Newberry

Types of the Tabernacle - God's Holy Dwelling Place

Thomas NewberryGOD'S HOLY DWELLING PLACE "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show THEE, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it." (Exodus 25. 8, 9). GOD having redeemed the people of Israel out... Read More
A.B. Simpson

2 Corinthians Chapter 10 THE GRACE OF GIVING

A.B. Simpson"Therefore, as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge, and in all diligence and in your love to us, see that you abound in this grace also. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His povert... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Sin (noun) (266) hamartia

Sin (266) (hamartia) literally conveys the idea of missing the mark as when hunting with a bow and arrow (in Homer some hundred times of a warrior hurling his spear but missing his foe). Later hamartia came to mean missing or falling short of any goal, standard, or purpose. Hamartia in the Bible sig... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Transgression (trespass) (3900) paraptoma

Transgression (3900) (paraptoma from para = aside + pipto = fall) is literally a falling aside or beside to stumble on something (so as to loose footing) and in its figurative ethical usage (all uses in the NT) it describes a "false step", a violation of moral standards or a deviation from living ac... Read More
R.A. Torrey

Eternal Life: What It is, What It Cost, and Who Can Have It John 3:1–21

R.A. TorreyDISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. Eternal Life Man’s Greatest Need, vv. 1–13 Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus at all? Why did he come by night? (John 12:42, 43.) How many times is he spoken of in the Bible as “he that came to Jesus by night”? Is that a very flattering title? Are there any nowadays that deser... Read More
Hudson Taylor

Thoughts on Numbers VI, VII - Introductory

Hudson TaylorFor many years these chapters had no special interest to me; but I have never ceased to be thankful that I was early led to read the Word of God in regular course: it was through this habit that these chapters first became specially precious to me. I was traveling on a missionary tour in the provinc... Read More

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