International Praise

Psalm 117   Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!   For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! Psalm ...

To Overcome The World

1 John 5:4-5   For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? First, victory is expected: "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh

God’s Word Is Likened To A Gift

James 1:17-18 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 1. A gift th

Jesus In The Garden

Mark 14:32-42 An enclosed piece of ground was there at Gethsemane. The Lord seems to have left the main body of the disciples outside. He had a parting word of advice for them, however: "Sit ye here!" He said, "I am going to pray." The implication is that they would be well advised to do the same, especially...

Jesus and Materialism

Mark 10:17-31 by John Phillips (January-February, 2005) We note the sorrow of the rich man (10:17-22): And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? (10:17) We do not know

The Testings Of The Christian Life

James 1:2-4 James addresses himself to half a dozen basic issues of the Christian life. He discusses the Christian and his battles (1:2-16), the Christian and his Bible (1:17-27), the Christian and his brethren (2:1-13), the Christian and his beliefs (2:14-26), the Christian and...

The Humanity Of Jesus

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life." So much for Docetists and their denial of the humanity of Christ! None knew better than...