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James Boice

A Golden Chain Of Five Links

When I was writing about Romans 8:28 in the previous study, I said that for most Christians that verse is one of the most comforting statements in the entire Word of God. The reason is obvious. It tells us that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called accordi... Read More
James Bourne

Free Grace Salvation

"By grace ye are saved." (Ephesians 2:5) What a wonderful mercy it is to an enlightened sinner to hear what the Apostle says, "By grace ye are saved." Men under the conviction of sin and the discovery of God's justice and holiness often feel themselves utterly hopeless, and whatever men may say to t... Read More
John Bjorlie

Edmund Hamer Broadbent

Edmund Hamer Broadbent (1861-1945) was the tidy-looking English gentleman with a bookish side who discovered ways of slipping into and out of countries that others just assumed were "closed doors." He was not a big man, and his pleasant, easygoing manner would not have conjured in your mind the pict... Read More
John Chrysostom

Hebrews 11:37-12:3

John ChrysostomThey wandered about in sheep-skins, and goat-skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented (of whom this world was not worthy); wandering in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens, and caves of the earth. 1. At all times indeed, but especially then when I reflect upon the achievements of the saints, ... Read More
John Follette

Fellowship in the Cross and Crown

John FolletteAfter our Lord Jesus Christ gets the young Christians yoked up and they are rendering beautiful service with the blessing of God upon them, when He has them so close to Him that they can look right into His eyes and they are pulling along together, He begins to deal with them on other lines than mer... Read More
John Gifford Bellett

The Church at Thessalonica

We easily perceive different measures of attainment, both in knowledge and grace, in the churches of old. The elevation, for instance, of that at Ephesus was much above that at Corinth. At Corinth the apostle had to occupy himself with the corruption of various errors and abuses, and was thus hinder... Read More
John Nelson Darby

1 Corinthians 11

John Nelson DarbyHere we have another instance of how the greatest truths are brought into connection with commonplace subjects. Here is a question, whether a woman is to have a covering on or not. The whole ordering of God is brought in to say whether a woman is to wear a cap on her head (v. 3-16). It was the custo... Read More
John Nelson Darby

1 Corinthians 2

John Nelson DarbyIn chapter 2 we have the apostle's use of what precedes, and it is remarkable how he sets man aside altogether, and then takes the ground, that when he came to this wise people he knew nothing but the cross, and not only this, but that, looked at as a man, he was in weakness himself, and in fear, an... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Christ or Antichrist?

John Nelson DarbyCHRIST, OR ANTICHRIST JOHN 5 : 17-47 There are three very important characters in which the Lord Jesus is presented to us in these verses: - First, as THE SUBJECT OF TESTIMONY; Second, as THE GIVER OF LIFE; Third, as THE EXECUTOR OF JUDGMENT. Now He stands in relation to all men in one or other of t... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Colossians 1 Rochdale

John Nelson DarbyThe epistle to the Colossians was written more expressly to Gentiles; that to the Ephesians was, too, but Colossians exclusively so. The saint is here viewed as risen, but still on earth, and his hope is laid up for him in heaven; that gives a character to the epistle. And inasmuch as he is on earth... Read More

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