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John Piper

Get Wisdom

John PiperMay 24, 1981 Proverbs 4:1-13 I believe all men have this in common: that they want to be happy. They do not all agree on what brings the greatest happiness, but they do all long to have it. And this longing is not bad. It is good. Evil consists in trying to find happiness in ways that displease and ... 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 - The Lampstand

Thomas NewberryTHE LAMPSTAND "And thou shalt make a lampstand of pure gold." (Ex. 25. 31). THE golden lampstand, with its seven lamps and centre shaft, is the type of ministry according to God in the power of the Holy Ghost, in its various branches of testimony, having Christ for its centre, source, and subject. I... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Freedom (liberty) (1657) eleutheria

Freedom (1657) (eleutheria from eleutheros- that which is capable of movement, freedom to go wherever one likes, unfettered; see word study on verb eleutheroo) describes the state of being free and stands in opposition to slavery or bondage. Vine writes that it means... “liberty” , is rendered “free... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Insight (5428) phronesis

Insight (5428) (phronesis from phroneo = to have understanding, to think <> from phren = midriff, heart, mind, thought) describes practical understanding discernment of the needs, problems principles of everyday life which leads to right action. Thoughtful planning. From the uses in the Lxx we disce... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Wisdom (4678) sophia

Wisdom (4678) (sophia) is the ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding. Sophia is used 6x in Colossians (clearly it is a key word) Sophia - 51x in 49v - Matt 11:19; 12:42; 13:54; Mark 6:2; Luke 2:40, 52; 7:35; 11:31, 49; 21:15; Acts 6:3... Read More
Jonathan Edwards

Wicked Men Useful In Their Destruction Only

Jonathan EdwardsWicked Men Useful in their Destruction Only Jonathan Edwards , 1703-1758 "Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any other wood, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest? Is wood taken from it to make any object? Or can men make a peg from it to hang any vessel on? Instead... 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
Arthur Pink

The Precepts And Understanding

Arthur PinkThe Precepts and Understanding Arthur Pink November, 1946 "A man of understanding will obtain guidance" Proverbs 1:5 "Understanding shall guard you" Proverbs 2:11 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!" Proverbs 16:16 "Understanding is a fountain of lif... Read More

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