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I am The Vine

I am The Vine

I am The Vine, Ye Are The Branches-John 15:5 In the previous verse Christ had just said: “Abide in me.” He had then announced the great unalterable law of all branch-life, on earth or in H... Read More »

Except Ye Abide

Except Ye Abide

As the Branch Cannot Bear Fruit of Itself, Except It Abide In the Vine; No More Can Ye, Except Ye Abide in Me-John 15:4 We know the meaning of the word except. It expresses some indispensable conditio... Read More »

Abide

Abide

Abide in Me, and I in You-John 15:4 When a new graft is placed in a vine and it abides there, there is a twofold process that takes place. The first is in the wood. The graft shoots its little roots a... Read More »

The Pruning Knife

The Pruning Knife

Already Ye Are Clean Because of the Word I Have Spoken Unto You-John 15:3 What is the pruning knife of this heavenly Husbandman? It is often said to be affliction. By no means in the first place. How ... Read More »

Endless Retribution – Pt.5

Endless Retribution – Pt.5

DIFFERENCE IN CHARACTER Another objection with which we often meet to the doctrine of endless punishment in the case of the finally impenitent, is commonly stated in words something like the following... Read More »

Endless Retribution – Pt.4

Endless Retribution – Pt.4

Here we may remark, that it is perfectly evident that if the present life were not a time of trial or probation, and mankind possessed the same devotion to selfishness and sin that they now evince by ... Read More »

Endless Retribution – Pt.3

Endless Retribution – Pt.3

PENALTY OF LAW, DETERMINED BY THE INTERESTS IT WAS INTENDED TO PROTECT. Another important point that is settled by this illustration is, that the penalty of every law is to be determined by the intere... Read More »

2100

2100

Two thousand one hundred! Not a date but a number. Bono, the lead singer of rock band U2, known for his anti-poverty campaigns, notes that this is how many mentions of poverty there are in the Scriptu... Read More »

1 Timothy 2:1-15

Introduction 1 Timothy 2:1-15: In today’s passage, the author offers instructions on how and for whom to pray. He mentions praying for kings and others in power because it was important for Chri... Read More »

August 15 – Thoughts

August 15 – Thoughts

Romans 8:5-6 ESV / For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to ... Read More »

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