Payson & Melvill on Psalm 77 (Extra reading for Unseen Footprints sermon)..

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Further Study

“I remembered God, and was troubled. If our hearts or consciences condemn us, it is impossible to remember him without being troubled. It will then be painful to remember that he is our Creator and Redeemer, for the remembrance will be attended with a consciousness of base ingratitude. It will be painful to think of him as Lawgiver; for such thoughts will remind us that we have broken his law. It will be painful to think of his holiness; for if...

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Matthew Henry on the Jesus/Jonah connection…Extra reading for “Greater than Jonah” sermon

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Further Study

“Now this sign of the prophet Jonas he further explains here; (Matthew 12:40) As Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, and then came out again safe and well, thus Christ shall be so long in the grave, and then shall rise again. [1.] The grave was to Christ as the belly of the fish was to Jonah; thither he was thrown, as a Ransom for lives ready to be lost in a storm; there he lay, as in the belly of hell (Jonah 2:2),...

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Smith’s Bible Dictionary on Crucifixion and Lots (Extra Reading for “The Rejected Stone” Sermon)…

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Further Study

“Crucifixion: was in used among the Egyptians, (Genesis 40:19) the Carthaginians, the Persians, (Esther 7:10) the Assyrians, Scythains, Indians, Germans, and from the earliest times among the Greeks and Romans. Whether this mode of execution was known to the ancient Jews is a matter of dispute. Probably the Jews borrowed it from the Romans. It was unanimously considered the most horrible form of death. Among the Romans the degradation was...

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Benson on Jesus’ Tried Under Pontius Pilate (Extra Reading for “Significant Sufferings” Sermon)…

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Further Study

“Matthew 27:24-25. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing — That he could not convince them what an unjust, unreasonable thing it was for him to condemn a man whom he believed to be innocent, and whom they could not prove to be guilty; and that instead of doing any good by his opposition to their will, a tumult was made — Through their furious outcries; he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude — Pilate did this,...

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Commentators on Psalm 67 (Extra Reading for “God’s Shining Face” Sermon) …

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Further Study

“Whole Psalm. How admirably balanced are the parts of this missionary song! The people of God long to see all the nations participating in their privileges, “visited with God’s salvation, and gladdened with the gladness of his nation” (Ps 106:5). They long to hear all the nationalities giving thanks to the Lord, and hallowing his name; to see the face of the whole earth, which sin has darkened so long, smiling with the...

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