“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 [...]
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“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 [...]
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” Matthew 5:7 The merciful are happy. This, like the rest, is a paradox; for the merciful are not taken to be the wisest, nor are likely to be the richest. Yet Christ pronounces them blessed. Those are the merciful who are piously and charitably inclined [...]
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6 Eight times in the space of this verse is the pronoun used in the singular number and [...]
“And . . . the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe.” Ephesians 1:19 The power of the triune Creator, as displayed in the resurrection of Christ, is directed toward us! We can be certain we will never fully comprehend that, but the Scriptures provide several clear statements that will help us [...]
“But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”.Job 23:10. Untried, untrodden, and unknown as your future path may be, it is, each step, mapped, arranged, and provided for in the everlasting and unchangeable covenant of God. To Him who leads us, who accepts [...]
“And the word of the Lord came unto Elijah, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.” 1 Kings 17:8-9 The leading of God is not always clear to our understanding or satisfying to our pride, but it is [...]
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, [...]
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 The glory of Christ is apparent, as we study the titles which are given to Him in the first chapter of John's [...]
“. . . when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38:7 The phrase “shouted for joy” in this verse is actually a single word (ruwa) in the Hebrew, and it can carry a number of meanings. It is most frequently translated simply “shout,” as when [...]
“And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.” 2 Chronicles 25:9 A very important question this seemed to be to [...]