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T. Austin-Sparks

I Have Learned... I Know... I Can Do... Through Christ

T. Austin-Sparks"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. I can do all t... Read More
William Gurnall

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 11

The Christian In Complete Armour Volume Two A Treatise of The Whole Armour of God "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplat... Read More
Smith Wigglesworth

Ever Increasing Faith: Chapter 17: The Discerning of Spirits

Smith Wigglesworth"To another discerning of spirits" (1 Cor. 12:10). There is a vast difference between natural discernment and spiritual. When it comes to natural discernment you will find many people loaded with it, and they can see so many faults in others. To such the words of Christ in the sixth chapter of Luke ... Read More
Reuben Archer Torrey

How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 7

Reuben Archer TorreyEXPOSITORY SERMONS AND BIBLE READINGS IN OUTLINE # GOD'S PICTURE OF A HAPPY MAN (Psalm 1:1-3.) INTRODUCTION. -- God is a great artist. There is no one that draws such perfect pictures as He. Some of God's pictures He Himself labels, others He leaves us to put the titles to. In the first Psalm, the f... Read More
Charles E. Cowman


Charles E. Cowman"I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" (Phil. 4:11). Paul, denied of every comfort, wrote the above words in his dungeon. A story is told of a king who went into his garden one morning, and found everything withered and dying. He asked the oak that stood near the gate wh... Read More
Thomas Watson

The Art of Divine Contentment: Foreword

Thomas WatsonAn Exposition of Philippians 4:11 "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." THOMAS WATSON "Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward;" therefore we all need to learn the same lesson as Paul. "I have learned," he said "in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be cont... Read More
Thomas Watson

The Ten Commandments 14. The Tenth Commandment

Thomas WatsonThou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, ... Read More
Timothy Shay Arthur

Who Are Happiest

Timothy Shay ArthurWho Are Happiest? Timothy Shay Arthur, 1852 "What troubles you, William?" said Mrs. Aiken, speaking in a tone of kind concern to her husband, who sat silent and moody, with his eyes now fixed upon the floor, and now following the forms of his plainly-clad children as they sported, full of health and... Read More
Francis Bourdillon


Contentment! Francis Bourdillon, 1864 Philippians 4:10-20. "I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever th... Read More
Ezekiel Hopkins

The Excellency Of Heavenly Treasures

Ezekiel HopkinsThe Excellency of Heavenly Treasures! Ezekiel Hopkins, 1633-1690 Matthew 6:19-23 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven , where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves ... Read More

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