Church History

We are considering books worth a Christian’s reading. I introduced the value of Christian literature in general last time and now propose to consider various categories of that literature. I begin with church history. The Bible itself is in …

The Guardian of Israel Psalm 121

Aiming High 2 Timothy 4:6-8

“Aiming High” 2 Timothy 4:6-9 December 30, 2007 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn In this fourth chapter of the last canonical letter he ever wrote the Apostle Paul is […]

Mary’s Magnificat Luke 1:46-56

It is very interesting and adds wonderful charm to the mighty history that is recorded for us in Luke chapters one and two that the account is populated by a cast of otherwise inconsequential people who, nevertheless, make the most of their few momen…

The Greatness of Man Proved by the Incarnation Hebrews 2:14-18

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As so often in the Bible, it is said here that the Lord came into the world with a very specific purpose. He came to die for the salvation of his people, or, as we will read in v. 17, he came to make aton…

The Seriousness of Life, Mark 9:38-50

It is not at all inappropriate or unfortunate that we come to this text during Advent. Advent is that time of year when we consider the “comings” of the Lord Jesus, his first coming and his second. He came first to save his people from their sins; …

Studies in Ezekiel No. 28, Ezekiel 35:1-36:38

The chapter division is not well located in this case. The theme of chapter 35 is continued in the first 15 verses of chapter 36. 35:1 through 36:15 is thus a single unit. Then a new section begins in 36:16 and continues to the end of the chapter. Th…

Hoping to be Last, Mark 9:33-37

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There is an article before “house.” “And having come into the house…” indicates that it was a particular house; probably Peter’s, a house that had become a second home for Jesus and has been mentioned a…

Presbyterian Mission Int’l, Bangalore, India (Rev. Paul Billy Arnold)

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Hope’s Journey (Rev. Dr. Bryan Chapell)

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