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Basilea Schlink

(You Will Never Be The Same) 18 - Impatience

Basilea SchlinkPatience is listed among the fruits of the Spirit in the Holy Scriptures (Gal. 5: 22). So impatience is a fruit of the flesh, a sin, and we cannot excuse it by saying it belongs to our personality. Rather we must make a great effort to change from an impatient person into a patient one. Again and ag... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 5 on Second Thessalonians

John Chrysostom2 Thessalonians 3:3-5 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard you from the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you that you both do and will do the things which we command you. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Chris... 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

Practice () (4238) prasso

Practice (4238) (prasso) means to practice but is distinguished from poieo which means "to do", because prasso expresses a course of conduct (even the present tense of poieo expresses a series of repeated acts -- see note by Vine below). The predominant idea conveyed by prasso in its NT uses is to b... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Provoke (3947) paroxuno

Provoked (3947) (paroxuno from pará = at point of, implying movement toward a certain point + oxúno = sharpen, incite, irritate) means to sharpen (this literal meaning is found in Lxx of Dt 32:41). This Greek verb gives us our English word paroxysm which is defined as a fit, attack, or sudden increa... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Prudent (wise, shrewd) (5429) phronimos

Wise (5429) (phronimos from phronéo = think, have a mindset related to phren = diaphragm, regarded by ancients as seat of mental and spiritual activity, came to mean mind or understanding) is an adjective which describes one who is thoughtful, sagacious or discreet. It describes the quality of one's... Read More
Bible Verses On

Bible Verses On Anger

Psalms 37:8 - Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Proverbs 14:29 - [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly. James 1:20 - For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Galatians 5:12... Read More
Victory Over Sin

Renewing the mind - wrong speaking.

Matt. 12:34-37 "O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say unto you... Read More
Thomas Watson

The Art of Divine Contentment: Chapter 6

Thomas WatsonShewing the Nature of Contentment. Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, come to describe this contentment. It is a sweet temper of spirit, whereby a Christian carries himself in an equal poise in every condition. The nature of this will appear more clear in these three aphoris... Read More
John MacArthur

Fundamental Christian Attitudes: Sermon 7 - Joy

John MacArthurWell, this morning I want to go back to our study of the anatomy of the church and I want to talk about another attitude. A lot of people were prevailing on me to keep preaching on forgiveness. Some people said to me last week's message on forgiveness was so potent that it...that they thought I knew... Read More

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