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A.W. Pink

The Doctrine of Election 2. Its Source

A.W. PinkThe Doctrine of Election 2. Its Source Accurately speaking, election is a branch of predestination, the latter being a more comprehensive term than the former. Predestination relates to all creatures, things, and events; but election is restricted to rational beings—angels and humans. As the word pr... Read More
Andrew Murray

Privilege and Experience

Andrew Murray“And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine .” —Luke 15:31. The words of the text are familiar to us all. The elder son had complained and said, that though his father had made a feast, and had killed the fatted calf for the prodigal son, he had never given him ev... Read More
Andrew Murray


Andrew MurrayThe believer is complaining that God has never given him a kid. Or, God has given him some blessing, but has never given the full blessing. He has never filled him with His Spirit. "I never," he says, "had my heart, as a fountain, giving forth the rivers of living water promised in John vii. 38." Wh... Read More
Chuck Smith

Numbers 21:5

Chuck Smith"THE BRASS SERPENT" Intro: Complaining is a state of mind. It becomes a difficult habit to break. I. THE SIN OF ISRAEL. COMPLAINING (verse 5.. A. True they had something to complain about. 1. Manna had been their main staple for 38 years. a. It was a monotonous diet. b. The flavor was very mild. c. ... Read More
K.P. Yohannan

Beauty for Ashes

K.P. YohannanThe nation of Israel was betrothed to God. Yet she cast her beauty before every possible lover she could find, forsaking her true suitor. As we read through Psalm 78, we see time and again God’s faithfulness displayed in contrast to Israel’s unfaithfulness. In spite of her vulgar idolatry and the te... Read More
K.P. Yohannan

There is Hope

K.P. YohannanRobert Robinson lived in the 18th century. Converted through George Whitefield’s preaching, he himself went on to become the Methodist minister who wrote the famous hymn “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” You probably remember the lines: Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing T... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Wondrous Ways of God

T. Austin-SparksFrom "The Work of the Ministry" Volume 1. "Thy way was in the sea, And thy paths in the great waters, And thy footsteps were not known. Thou leddest thy people like a flock. By the hand of Moses and Aaron" (Psalm 77:19,20) What a strange juxtaposition of similes! It would be difficult to have a grea... Read More
Desert Fathers

The Philokalia Volume 4B

Desert FathersOn Spiritual Knowledge, Love and the Perfection of Living: One Hundred Texts 126:5) If you search out the Lord and patiently wait for Him until the firstlings of His righteousness grow in you, you will reap a rich crop of divine knowledge. The light of wisdom will illuminate you and you will become ... Read More
John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Preface

John BunyanA PREFACE, OR BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHING OF THIS WORK, WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR THEREOF, AND DEDICATED TO THOSE WHOM GOD HATH COUNTED HIM WORTHY TO BEGET TO FAITH, BY HIS MINISTRY IN THE WORD. Children, grace be with you, Amen. I being taken from you in presence, and so tied up, that I cannot perf... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Thoughts on 1 Samuel

John Nelson DarbyThe first Book of Samuel commences with the promise of the king. 1 Samuel 2:10. The people had walked badly, and God presents Christ when all else failed down here. That which man was not able to accomplish, God perfectly accomplished in Christ, but always going far beyond. In Adam, rule; in Noah, t... Read More

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