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John Piper

The Lord Will Rejoice over You

John PiperSeptember 25, 1982 Zephaniah 3:14-17 According to Zeph. 1:1, the prophet Zephaniah delivered the word of the Lord during the reign of Josiah, king of Judah. Josiah reigned from 637 to 608 B.C. So his reign came to an end just twenty years before Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians and Israel was... Read More
Art Katz

A Message on Restoration and Return

Art Katz"Art Katz encouraged the duplicating of his audio messages, and there are no copyright claims for those who desire to share them with others. However, Art’s books and writings (including articles on this website) do still carry a copyright, and permission needs to be sought if quoting from those is ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Boast (glory, rejoice) (2745) kauchema

To glory (2745) (kauchema akin to aucheo = boast + euchomai = pray to God <> auchen = neck which vain persons are apt to carry in proud manner) strictly speaking describes either a boast (the act) or the ground or the matter of glorying or boasting (the object). The boast can be either proper or imp... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Hidden (613) apokrupto

Has been hidden (613) (apokrupto form apó = from, away + krúpto = hide, conceal by covering) means to hide away from the common gaze, and therefore secret. Apokrupto is used by Paul here (and 1Cor 2:7, Col 1:26) in a figurative sense to describe knowledge that cannot be known except through divine r... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Iniquity (93) adikia

Unrighteousness (93) (adikia from a = not + dikê = right) is a condition of not being right, whether with God, according to the standard of His holiness and righteousness or with man, according to the standard of what man knows to be right by his conscience. In secular Greek adikia referred to unjus... Read More
Charles Spurgeon

A Sermon for the Time Present (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, No. 1990, October 30, 1887)

Charles Spurgeon"In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Just (1342) dikaios

Just (1342) (dikaios from dike = right, just) defines that which is in accordance with high standards of rectitude. It is that which is in right relation to another and so in reference to persons defines the one who is morally and ethically righteous, upright or just Steven Cole... This word sometim... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Know (1097) ginosko

Knowing (1097) (ginosko [ginōskō]; English derivatives - prognosis, gnostic, Gnosticism) means to acquire information through some modality, as through sense perception (hearing). However ginosko involves experiential knowledge, not merely the accumulation of known facts. Ginosko is one of the major... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Perform, Practice (4160) (poieo)

Do, done, did, doing; Make, made, makes, making; Perform, Practice (4160) (poieo) occurs 568 times, primarily in the Gospels and in a wide variety of contexts, which makes it difficult to do a simple word study. BDAG says poieo is "a multivalent term (possessing many meanings), often without pointed... Read More
J.G. Bellet

Heaven and Earth

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The scene of the divine handiwork was twofold; and, accordingly, "in the dispensation of the fulness of times," God will display Himself again, both in heaven and on earth. I would begin my meditation on this divine subject with Genesis 1 - 47... Read More

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