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John Chrysostom

Homily 10 on the Statues

John ChrysostomCommendation of those who came to hear after taking a meal.— Observations on the physiology of the natural world; and against those who deify the creation; and on the duty of not swearing. 1. I joy, and rejoice with you all, that you have actually put in practice that admonition of ours, which we la... Read More
John Nelson Darby

The Acts of the Apostles - Part 1

John Nelson DarbyActs 1 We shall find that "The Acts" follows Luke's Gospel: it speaks of a "former treatise," which is the Gospel, but it follows it in its tone and character. Is the style of the Greek the same? Yes, there is no question with anyone that it came from Luke's pen. The only thing, and an astonishing t... 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
Tom Macartney

Stormy wind fulfilling His word

Tom MacartneyActs 27 must be one of the most encouraging chapters in the Bible – read it again! It is good for a Christian’s morale, telling as it does the triumphant outcome of Paul’s perilous journey to Rome as a prisoner, through storm and shipwreck. Now the Holy Spirit would hardly guide Luke to use precious... Read More
David Wilkerson

The Ministry Of Refreshing

David WilkersonIn Acts 27, Paul was on a ship headed for Rome when the vessel came to a stop at Sidon. Paul asked the centurion in charge for permission to visit some friends in the city, and “Julius…gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself” (Acts 27:3). Here is yet another instance of God using ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Abide (3306) (meno)

Abide (3306)(meno) in simple terms means to remain in the same place or position over a period of time. It means to reside, stay, live, lodge, tarry or dwell. Meno describes something that remains where it is, continues in a fixed state, or endures. Meno can mean "to take up permanent residence" or ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Demons (1140) daimonion

Deities (1140)(daimonion from daímon = demon) most often describes demons or evil spirits who have supernatural powers and are neither human nor divine (Mt 7:22). Acts 17:18 refers specifically to to heathen gods. In the context of a Jewish use it more often refers to a demon, evil spirit, devil, or... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Elders (4245) presbuteros

Elders (4245) (presbuteros the comparative form of présbus = an old man or an ambassador) (Click Vine's discussion) referred to men who were older or more senior with no negative connotations but rather a sense of venerability. Presbuteros is transliterated into English as “presbyter” (a leader in o... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Power (Miracles) (1411) dunamis

Power (1411) (dunamis from dunamai = to be able, to have power) power especially achieving power. It refers to intrinsic power or inherent ability, the power or ability to carry out some function, the potential for functioning in some way (power, might, strength, ability, capability), the power resi... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Witness (noun) (3140) martus/martys

Witnesses (3144) (martus/martys) basically describes one who remembers something and testifies concerning what they remember. Notice that martus has a two fold meaning of (1) describing one who has seen and/or experienced something or someone and (2) one who testifies to what he or she saw. The test... Read More

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