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R.A. Torrey

Jesus and Bartimeus Luke 18:35–43

R.A. Torrey(Compare Matt. 20:29–34; Mark 10:46–52) DISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. Blind, by the Wayside, Begging, vv. 35–39 How do the three accounts of this miracle differ from one another? (Compare Matt. 20:29, 30; Mark 10:46.) Can these differences be reconciled? In what way is Bartimeus a type of the natural ma... Read More
R.A. Torrey

The Judgment of the Nations Matt. 25:31–46

R.A. TorreyDISCOVERY OF THE FACTS 1. The Great Gathering and the Final Separation, vv. 31–33 Where were these words spoken? When? What contrast is there between Christ as He speaks here and the Christ as He appears in the prophecy which He spoke? Of what have we a picture in this lesson? Is the judgment repres... Read More
Zac Poonen

(A Good Foundation) 7. Sanctification

Zac PoonenThe twofold message of the gospel is summed up in the words of Jesus to the woman caught in sin: (i) I do not condemn you; and (ii) Do not sin any more. (John 8:11). Justification is the starting line of the Christian race and sanctification is the track on which the race is run. The word 'sanctify'... Read More
Zac Poonen

(Knowing God's Way) 11. Owe No Man Anything

Zac PoonenGod is never in debt to any person. Under the new covenant, we are called to partake of God's nature. So we too are commanded to "owe no man anything" (Romans 13:8). Having to borrow from others was part of the curse of the law - a curse that God said would come on Israel when they disobeyed the law... Read More
Zac Poonen

(Living As Jesus Lived) 7. Living By The Power of God

Zac Poonen"Through Him are all things" (Romans 11:36) Adam was created by God with fantastic powers in his soul. He could give a name to every animal and bird that God had made (Genesis 2:19). We find it difficult to remember even a few of those thousands of names. Adam could give a different name to each. Th... Read More
Zac Poonen

(Practical Discipleship) 4. Discipleship And Church Matters

Zac PoonenA disciple of Jesus can never be a loner. He will always live in fellowship with other disciples in a local church. Jesus said that the primary mark of His disciples would be "love for one another" (John 13:35). This is possible only when the disciple is related to other disciples. So there cannot b... Read More
Zac Poonen

(The New Covenant Servant) 5. Dependence upon the Holy Spirit

Zac Poonen"Cursed is the man who puts his trust in mortal man, and makes flesh his strength. He will be like a stunted shrub in the desert. But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. He will be like a tree planted along a riverbank that will go right on produc... Read More
Zac Poonen

Freedom from Fear

Zac PoonenOne of the first things we read that happened to Adam as soon as he sinned, and when God came and spoke to him, was that he got afraid. It’s the first time that fear is mentioned in the Bible. When God came to him and He asked where he was hiding among the trees. And he said, “I was afraid,” and eve... Read More
Zac Poonen

The Blessing of Abraham

Zac PoonenThe Bible says that the gift of the Holy Spirit is meant to bring to us "the blessing of Abraham" (Gal.3:14). When God blessed Abraham, He told him, "I will bless you and you will be a blessing. In you all the families of the earth will be blessed..." (Gen.12:2-3). There are two parts to that blessi... Read More
Zac Poonen

The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

Zac PoonenThere are three lists of spiritual gifts given us in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Romans 12:6-8 and Ephesians 4:11). In 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, the exercise of spiritual gifts is compared with the functioning of the members of our physical body. A man may have life and yet be blind, dea... Read More

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