In this beautiful exposition of the unmerited kindness of King David toward the poor lame orphan Mephibosheth, we see a picture of the kindness of God, through Jesus Christ. The condition of fallen man, the wondrous grace of God in His kindness to poor lost sinners and the privileges of conferred sonship - "and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually" - are clearly brought out by this gifted expositor.
This book is part of the Brethren Writers Library series. These books go forth with the purpose of introducing the listener to the writings of men who were gifted of God as teachers 'for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ'.
In A Night in the Sea (which is part of his excellent book Night Scenes of Scripture') , beginning with the night-time crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus 14, WTP Wolston discusses 'The Salvation of the Lord'. In his own very clear and down-to earth way he brings out the beauty of Salvation; "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the... Read more »
In Egypt to Canaan, John Ritchie traces the epic journey of the Israelite's from their redemption by blood all the way to the promised land.
These incidents in Israel's history are illustrative pictures, or "types" (in the book of Hebrews they are called patterns, figures, and shadows), from which God will teach us important spiritual lessons if... Read more »
The Christian Life is a life commenced in faith, continued in patience, and consummated by perseverance. It is a Divine life into which only those born again through the word of truth enter. It is an eternal life, for "I give unto My sheep eternal life and they shall never perish," says the Good Shepherd. It is possessed by every believer in the... Read more »
You can have a happy life."These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." John 15:11 Why are so many Christians restless, worried and unhappy, even though the verse above tells us clearly that this is not what God intends for His children? In this booklet, we hope to address this question to... Read more »
Christ as Seen in the Offerings is a classic work by RF Kingcote which takes up in a simple way some of the offerings mentioned in Leviticus - a book which is commonly passed over as if it were not relevant to us today, but which is full of rich typical teaching. The author expounds very clearly the meaning of the offerings which are brought... Read more »
Jehoshaphat: Worldliness looks at the life of this Old Testament king of Judah and encourages us to examine ourselves in the light of his mistakes. When a Christian enters into connection with the world, he lays himself open to be "persuaded" by the world - to enter upon an unchristian course of action. "Keep thyself pure" is a valuable... Read more »
Peace with God: There are four things that hinder souls from having peace: Coates uses four Old Testament pictures to show how every question in connection with these four things has been met and settled for the believer. For example, "Many believers in Jesus do not know that their sins are put... Read more »
In Jonathan and His Times, W. W. Fereday examines the life and times of Jonathan, son of King Saul. Although a man of faith who loved David as his own soul and performed many daring exploits in the name of Jehovah, he was a man of mixed principles, a double-minded man who never lived up to his spiritual potential. Jonathan's weakness is clearly... Read more »
“ OUTLINES OF TRUTH’ (Being Bible Talks on Important Subjects Connected with the Foundations of Christianity) explains many foundational scriptural truths in an easy to understand way, and includes subjects such as : Faith & Works, Peace & Deliverance, Safety & Sanctification, Law & Grace, ‘Sin’ & ‘Sins’, The New Nature &... Read more »
As JB Stoney explores the experiences of Jonah and others in Out of Death into Life, he shows us that "WILL is the real cause of the restlessness, and of the absence of full joy in souls...the only true place of happiness for a believer is to be without a will of his own..." and how the enjoyment of our salvation depends on us appropriating the... Read more »
In Woollen and Linen, J. G. Bellett exhorts us to live our lives wholly for God. We are not to be found wearing garments of ‘woollen and linen’ or ‘divers sorts’ ie we are not to live with a mixture of Godly and wordly principles. In this challenging book we are exhorted to purity of heart and spirit. For our encouragement, JG Bellett draws... Read more »
In ‘Christ the Way, the Truth, the Life’ (John Chapter 14 verse 6) William Kelly clearly brings out the Gospel message and the centrality of Christ in all things.The Lord Jesus Christ said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” The WAY - Man is lost, and the world is as much of a wilderness as the sands... Read more »
“Job's Three Questions and their Answers”BY H.L. Rossier In the book of Job we find the highest and deepest questions, and some of them elucidated in a way far exceeding any other revelations in the Old Testament. It is marvellous to see how in this book all-important questions that man can put in his seeking for forgiveness, and in his... Read more »
In The High Priest's Garments, W. W. Fereday illuminates the typical character of the ancient ritual. Because Israel's ritual pointed to Christ, the smallest details are given. Nothing is too small for notice that in any way speaks of God's beloved Son.
Let us clearly understand where priesthood comes in in the ways of God. When Israel was in... Read more »
In ‘Elijah’, Hamilton Smith traces the major events of the life of Elijah, the Prophet of God, with all the highs and lows in his work as a prophet. Elijah knew only too well the inadequacies of his own humanity - he was a man who was “subject to like passions as we are”. But Elijah knew the living God, was conscious of His presence, and was... Read more »
JND was a prodigious writer who had a major influence on evangelical thinking in the 19th century. Here are just a few of his articles.
"Man Fallen and The Seed of the Woman, Genesis Chapter 3": "Satan is active, and his power consists in producing distrust, and this where there is happiness and intimate relation with God - to darken, and, if... Read more »
Our Present Condition and Our Hope by F. G. Patterson shows the believer the past – a suffering, dead, and risen Christ; the present – the association of the people of God with him in a pathway of suffering and rejection; and the future – his coming again in glory, his taking to him his great power to reign, and our association with him in his... Read more »
We need every scripture for conviction, correction, and instruction; but the scriptures that present "the things concerning himself" must have a special charm for the Christian. It is this that makes Psalm 16 so attractive, for it sets forth the moral perfections of Christ, the perfect man, as he trod the path of life through this world of sin... Read more »
Simon Peter – Sifted as Wheat examines the sad episode of Peter's denial of the Lord. "Simon, Simon," the Lord says, "behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted (restored), strengthen thy brethren." Simon got his warning here; if he had... Read more »
Christianity is not a set of abstractions - a number of dogmas - a system of doctrines. It is preeminently a religion of living facts, of divine realities - a religion which finds its center in a divine Person, the Man Christ Jesus. He is the foundation of all Christian doctrine. From His divine and glorious Person all truth radiates. He is the... Read more »
In this beautiful exposition of the unmerited kindness of King David toward the poor lame orphan Mephibosheth, we see a picture of the kindness of God, through Jesus Christ. The condition of fallen man, the wondrous grace of God in His kindness to poor lost sinners and the privileges of conferred sonship - "and thou shalt eat bread at my table... Read more »