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Spurgeon Sermons / Sermon #691 - An Immovable Foundation
« Last post by Bob on December 29, 2018, 06:53:13 PM »
Sermon #691
An Immovable Foundation
Delivered On Sunday Evening, May 13, 1866,
By C. H. Spurgeon,
At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

“If The Foundations Are Destroyed, What Can The Righteous Do?” Psalm 11:3.
Spurgeon Sermons / Sermon #690 - A Lesson From The Great Panic
« Last post by Bob on December 23, 2018, 07:28:52 PM »
Sermon #690
A Lesson From The Great Panic
Delivered On Sunday Morning, May 13, 1866,
By C. H. Spurgeon,
At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

“The Removing Of Those Things That Are Shaken, As Of Things That Are Made, That Those Things Which Cannot Be Shaken May Remain.” Hebrews 12:27.
Bible Discussion / Where shall wisdom be found? (Job 28:12 )
« Last post by Bob on December 20, 2018, 12:10:58 AM »

Where shall wisdom be found? (Job 28:12 )
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. (Jas. 1:5 , 6 ) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Prov. 3:5 , 6 ) The only wise God. (1 Tim. 1:17 ) Be not wise in thine own eyes. (Prov. 3:7 ) Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. (Psalm 25:4)  A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, (Proverbs 1:5) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)
  Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;
   At the head of the noisy [streets] she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
  "How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
  "Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
  "Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
  And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;
 I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,
  When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
  "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
  Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
  "They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof.
  "So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.
 "For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
  "But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil." (Proverbs 1:20-33)
 "Truly then you are the people, And with you wisdom will die!
 "But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these? (Job 12:2-3)


Bible Discussion / The Gospel in 14 verses.
« Last post by Bob on December 18, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »
The Gospel in 14 verses.

Spurgeon Sermons / Sermon #689 - Temptations On The Pinnacle
« Last post by Bob on December 16, 2018, 04:19:07 PM »
Sermon #689
Temptations On The Pinnacle
Delivered On Sunday Morning, May 6, 1866,
By C. H. Spurgeon,
At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

“Then The Devil Took Him Up Into The Holy City, Set Him On The Pinnacle Of The Temple, And Said To Him, If You Are The Son Of God, Throw Yourself Down, For It Is Written, ‘He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over You,’ And, ‘In Their Hands They Shall Bear You Up, Lest At Any Time
You Dash Your Foot Against A Stone.’ Jesus Said To Him, ‘It Is Written Again, You Shall Not Tempt The Lord Your God.’ ” Matthew 4:5-7.
Video sermons / The mystery of Christmas part B
« Last post by Bob on December 16, 2018, 08:54:34 AM »
The mystery of Christmas ( part B ) John MacArthur

Video sermons / The mystery of Christmas ( part A ) John MacArthur
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The mystery of Christmas ( part A ) John MacArthur

Spurgeon Sermons / Sermon #688 - Sweet Savor
« Last post by Fat on December 08, 2018, 06:14:15 PM »
Sermon #688
Sweet Savor
Delivered On Sunday Morning, April 29, 1866,
By C. H. Spurgeon,
At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

“I Will Accept You With Your Sweet Savor.” Ezekiel 20:41.
Bible Discussion / The Christmas story John 1:14 (The Deity Of Christ)
« Last post by Fat on December 08, 2018, 12:24:18 AM »

The Christmas story John 1:14


John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh—That very person who was in the beginning—who was with God—and who was God, John 1:1 , in the fullness of time became flesh—became incarnated by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin. Allowing this apostle to have written by Divine inspiration, is not this verse, taken in connection with John 1:1 , an absolute and incontestable proof of the proper and eternal Godhead of Christ Jesus?
And dwelt among us— Και εσκηνωσεν εν ἡμιν , And tabernacled among us: the human nature which he took of the virgin, being as the shrine, house, or temple, in which his immaculate Deity condescended to dwell. The word is probably an allusion to the Divine Shechinah in the Jewish temple; and as God has represented the whole Gospel dispensation by the types and ceremonies of the old covenant, so the Shechinah in the tabernacle and temple pointed out this manifestation of God in the flesh. The word is thus used by the Jewish writers: it signifies with them a manifestation of the Divine Shechinah.
The original word, σκηνοω , from σκια , a shadow, signifies:
1.      To build a booth, tent, or temporary hut, for present shelter or convenience; and does not properly signify a lasting habitation or dwelling place; and is therefore fitly applied to the human nature of Christ, which, like the tabernacle of old, was to be here only for a temporary residence for the eternal Divinity.
2.      It signifies to erect such a building as was used on festival occasions, when a man invited and enjoyed the company of his friends. To this meaning of the word, which is a common one in the best Greek writers, the evangelist might allude, to point out Christ’s associating his disciples with himself; living, conversing, eating, and drinking with them: so that, while they had the fullest proof of his Divinity by the miracles which he wrought, they had the clearest evidence of his humanity, by his tabernacling among, eating, drinking, and conversing with them. Concerning the various acceptations of the verb σκηνοω see Raphelius on this verse.
The doctrine of vicarious sacrifice and the incarnation of the Deity have prevailed among the most ancient nations in the world, and even among those which were not favored with the letter of Divine revelation. The Hindoos believe that their god has already become incarnate, not less than nine times, to save the wretched race of man.
On this subject, Creeshna, an incarnation of the supreme God, according to the Hindoo theology, is represented in the Bhagvat Geeta, as thus addressing one of his disciples: “Although I am not in my nature subject to birth or decay, and am the Lord of all created beings, yet, having command over my own nature, I am made evident by my own power; and, as often as there is a decline of virtue and an insurrection of vice and injustice in the world, I make myself evident; and thus I appear from age to age, for the preservation of the just, the destruction of the wicked, and the establishment of virtue.” Geeta, pp. 51, 52.
The following piece, already mentioned, Luke 1:68 , translated from the Sanscreet, found on a stone, in a cave near the ancient city of Gya in the East Indies, is the most astonishing and important of any thing found out of the compass of the Sacred Writings, and a proper illustration of this text.
“The Deity, who is the Lord, the possessor of all, Appeared in this ocean of natural beings, at the beginning of the Kalee Yoog (the age of contention and baseness.) He who is omnipresent, and everlastingly to be contemplated, the Supreme Being, the eternal One, the Divinity worthy to be adored—Appeared here, with a Portion of his Divine Nature. Reverence be unto thee in the form of (a) Bood-dha! Reverence be unto the Lord of the earth! Reverence be unto thee, an Incarnation of the Deity, and the Eternal One! Reverence be unto thee, O God! in the form of the God of mercy! the dispeller of Pain and Trouble, the Lord of All things, the Deity who overcometh the sins of the Kalee Yoog, the guardian of the universe, the emblem of mercy towards those who serve thee! (b) O’M! the possessor of all things, in Vital Form! Thou art (c) Brahma, (d) Veeshnoo, and (e) Mahesa! Thou art Lord of the universe! Thou art under the form of all things, movable and immovable, the possessor of the whole! And thus I adore thee! Reverence be unto the Bestower of Salvation, and the ruler of the faculties! Reverence be unto thee, the Destroyer of the Evil Spirit! O Damordara, (f) show me favor! I adore thee who art celebrated by a thousand names, and under various forms, in the shape of Bood-dha, the God of mercy! Be propitious, O most high God!” Asiatic Researches, vol. i. p. 284, 285.
(a)      Bood-dha. The name of the Deity, as author of happiness.
(b)      O’M. A mystic emblem of the Deity, forbidden to be pronounced but in silence. It is a syllable formed of the Sanscreet letters a, o o, which in composition coalesce, and make o, and the nasal consonant m. The first letter stands for the Creator, the second for the Preserver, and the third for the Destroyer. It is the same among the Hindoos as יהוה Yehovah is among the Hebrews.
(c)      Brahma, the Deity in his creative quality.
(d)      Veeshnoo. He who filleth all space: the Deity in his preserving quality.
(c)      Mahesa. The Deity in his destroying quality. This is properly the Hindoo Trinity: for these three names belong to the same God. See the notes to the Bhagvat Geeta.
(f)      Damordara, or Darmadeve, the Indian god of virtue.
We beheld his glory—This refers to the transfiguration, at which John was present, in company with Peter and James.
The glory as of the only begotten—That is, such a glory as became, or was proper to, the Son of God; for thus the particle ὡς should be here understood. There is also here an allusion to the manifestations of God above the ark in the tabernacle: see Exodus 25:22 ; Numbers 7:89 ; and this connects itself with the first clause, he tabernacled, or fixed his tent among us. While God dwelt in the tabernacle, among the Jews, the priests saw his glory; and while Jesus dwelt among men his glory was manifested in his gracious words and miraculous acts.
The only begotten of the Father—That is, the only person born of a woman, whose human nature never came by the ordinary way of generation; it being a mere creation in the womb of the virgin, by the energy of the Holy Ghost.
Full of grace and truth—Full of favor, kindness, and mercy to men; teaching the way to the kingdom of God, with all the simplicity, plainness, dignity, and energy of truth.
Bible Discussion / Scientists Just Discovered The Bible - But Haven't Read It Yet
« Last post by Moss on December 02, 2018, 04:44:22 PM »
Scientists Just Discovered The Bible - But Haven't Read It Yet

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