“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30 "It is finished." The ancient Greeks boasted of being able to say much in little - "to give a sea of matter in a drop of language" was regarded as the [...]
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“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” John 13:34 No Christian could ever question the preeminent importance of love. “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16), and the greatest of the Christian virtues is love (1 Corinthians 13:13). The [...]
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they [...]
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." Philippians 2:12-13 Before attempting to explain this passage, [...]
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Mark 12:30-31 The hymn “Brethren, We Have Met to [...]
“…just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” Rev. 15:3 “At the close of a dark and gloomy day, I lay resting on my couch as the deeper night drew on; and though all was bright within my cozy room, some of the external darkness seemed to have entered into my soul [...]
Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake…"—Joh 13:37. Could Peter’s impulsive spirit tolerate delay? "Lord, why cannot I follow Thee now?" Easier far is it to rush into the battle, where excitement and passion may be trusted to render us oblivious [...]
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5 It is the believer's privilege to use this language. If he is looking for anything from the world, it is a poor "expectation" indeed. But if he looks to God for the supply of his needs, whether in temporal or [...]
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me." 2 Corinthians 12:8 When Paul prayed for the removal of the thorn in the flesh, he asked that of God which betrayed a lack of judgment in his estimate of the thing which he petitioned for. Who would have suspected this [...]
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 The so-called “great commission” of the Lord to His disciples is found in somewhat different form in each of the four gospels and in still another form in the first chapter of Acts. To [...]
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 43:5 Is there ever any ground to be cast down? There are two reasons, but only two. If we [...]
Theodore Epp was a famous Bible teacher in the USA, who is best remembered for the radio ministry that he founded in Nebraska in 1939 which still broadcasts today in 17 countries and 25 languages. Because Dr. Epp was very concerned about the attacks that were being made upon the Scriptures and the departure [...]