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The Foot Washing

Peter was offended that His Lord Whom he adored Abased Himself to wash their feet. And he to Christ implored: Never shalt Thou wash my feet– That is a servant’s task! Thou art our Lord and Master. Omit me, Lord, I ask. Christ’s answer silenced Peter: If I don’t wash your feet You cannot be […]

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Fishers of Men

Simon Peter, James and John Were fishermen by trade. Jesus called them: Follow Me, And promptly they obeyed. Jesus taught them many things: About His Father’s will, About the heav’nly kingdom, And what He must fulfill. For three years their instruction Was given by the Lord And they were thus preparing To speak their Master’s […]

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Acts 15:36-18:22

(Heretofore we have considered the dispute leading up to this council of Jerusalem. We next began to consider the council itself. And thus far we have considered the member ship of the council. We continue from this point.) B. Deliberations of the Council, vs. 6-21. 1. In general: a. What does the first part of […]

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Acts 10:1 – 11:18

III. The Conjunction of the Two Visions: (vss. 17-22) A. The Facts: 1. When do the messengers from Cornelius arrive? 2. How do they make inquiry for Peter? 3. Who instructs Peter as to their arrival? What is meant by “the Spirit said unto him”? 4. What does the Spirit tell Peter to do? Why […]

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Acts 10:1 to 1:18

Introductory Remarks: We have given to this section the title, “The Conversion of Cornelius.” And to be sure, that conversion of the Roman centurion is one of the main threads in this narrative. However, as we indicated in connection with the last part of chapter 9 already, there is a broader and greater significance to […]

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Galatians – Lessons 5-8

Lesson V The Showdown in Jerusalem Between False Brethren And the Truth of the Gospel (Gal. 2:1-10)   1.     It should be clearly borne in mind, that in this portion of chapter 2, Paul is still defending his record and reputation as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. a.      He is an apostle, second to none. […]

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John 20:19 – 21:25

LESSON LXIV. Jesus Appears To His Disciples (John 20:19-23) The Appearance, vss. 19, 20. John mentions only four of Jesus’ ap­pearances. These He evidently considers sufficient for his purpose in writing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Last time we noticed how Christ manifested Him­self to Mary Magdalene. Here He ap­pears to the disciples as […]

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John 18:1 to 19:16

LESSON LVI. Jesus Is Taken Captive (John 18:1-12) Jesus gives Himself into their hands, vss. 1-9. John, being an eyewitness of all these events, selects his material in an entirely free manner in accord with his particular plan and purpose in writing this Gospel. Therefore he, at one time, omits some very important incidents that […]

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The Big Fisherman

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas, Boston Hougton Mifflin Company, 1948. The big Galilean fisherman, who is Simon Peter, the Apostle, is not introduced until the fifth chapter of this book. In the first hundred pages the author succeeds to inter­est the reader in the conflict and hatred existing between the wan­dering, wilderness-loving Arabians […]

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Acts 10:17 – 12:24

Outline XXVIII PETER AT TH E HOUSE OF CORNELIUS Acts 10:17-48   I.  His Journey Thither. Vss. 17-23. A.  In whose fellowship he travelled. 1.  There were the three men sent by Cornelius from Ceasarea to Joppa, a.  Two were household servants, vs. 7. b.  The one is a Roman soldier who feared God. 2.  […]

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