Behold how great a matter] Or wood. Even if someone were to gain great riches in this life, the gain is short-lived because, as John Piper puts it, “There are no U-Hauls behind hearses” (1 Tim. Ver. It is also an evil wherein is steeped the venom of all other vices. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. Not a city or country only, but "a world of iniquity," a sink, a sea of sin, wherein there is not only that Leviathan, but creeping things innumerable, Psalms 104:26. By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom." Scripture: James 3:1–12. Spurgeon on Stier - No one can be expected to receive all that Stier has to say, but he must be dull indeed who cannot learn much from him. In your pasture, replied he. Camerarius tells a story of two brethren walking out in a star light night. The Life of Jesus: Lord, Liar or Lunatic? John Piper has often remarked that he finds the most help from old commentaries. Ver. Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church - Paul Washer - Video, The Bible Without Comment - William E. Cox, Amusing Ourselves to Death - Neil Postman, Everybody Loves Jesus: The Culture Cherishes a Counterfeit Christ, Historian David Barton on Jon Stewart Show, Hollywood's War on Traditional Values - Video, Homosexuals Brainwashing Our Children in Elementary Schools, The Homosexual Propaganda Campaign in America, The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 (Hays Code), The New England Primer - First Elementary School Textbook - 1777, What same-sex "marriage" has done to Massachusetts, Why Does Socialism Always Fail? Mar 1, 2013 . Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. (Blount’s Voyage.). Scriptural Evidence for the Necessity of Obedience in Salvation, The Doctrine of Immortality in the Early Church - John H. Roller, Luther's views on soul sleep and the after life, Make Good Use of Your Servitude - Observations on Biblical Slavery, The Consensus of Current Scholarship: The Soul is Not Immortal, Killing the Canaanites - A Response to the New Atheism's "Divine Genocide" Claims. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. "My heart was hot," &c., and "I spake with my tongue." And is set on fire of hell] That is, of the devil (called elsewhere the gates of hell), as the Holy Ghost (on the other side) set on fire the apostles’ tongues with zeal, that flame of God, Song of Solomon 8:6; Acts 2:3. D Edmond Hiebert  - A valuable commentary on these epistles for the lay student by a conservative British scholar of the past century. Ver. John Piper sets the scene for Ephesians 3 in three parts, bringing together the cosmic purpose of God, the suffering of his servants, and the supernatural power of prayer. Yet so far from depreciating the good man, I should be sorry to have missed his acquaintance, and would bespeak for him your attentive perusal. Volume 1 and 2), Spurgeon comments - "A very useful, scholarly, and readable book. Doth a fountain send forth] The fountain, or rather the botch, of sensual and sinful pleasures doth. He defends Petrine authorship (xlixff); argues for the deity of Christ (619); holds that assurance in Scripture is doubly sure (622); identifies the elements as “the world’s component materials” (627); holds that Paul’s Epistles were already known as “Scripture” (628). These sermons are exemplary (in my view) of how Calvinists ought to handle them. LET NOT MANY BE TEACHERS. Fortified by Fire How Suffering Makes Us Strong. Examine Yourselves as to Whether You Are in the Faith - updated, The Christian's Craving for God's Word - MacArthur, Sproul, Piper, Washer, Chan. Volume 1). Ver. and two other of his disciples. And all the wisdom of a man is in this one thing, saith Lactantius, ut Deum cognoscat et colat, that he know and worship God. James 3 Commentary, This commentary, contains the authors' personal study and translation of the original Greek New Testament. James Rosscup - Gill (1697–1771), a pastor of England, wrote these which are two-column pages, ca. let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. Jesus Christ—Unique Savior or Average Fraud? Such unruly talkers and deceivers the Church is pestered with, Titus 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; sons of Belial, untamable, untractable, untouchable, unteachable, 2 Samuel 23:6-7, 1 Samuel 25:17. The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable? Since this people will needs be deceived, let them be deceived in the devil’s name. 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