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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Matthew Henry on the Trial of Christ (Extra Reading for “Jesus in Court” Sermon)…

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Further Study

“1. His arraignment; Jesus stood before the governor, as the prisoner before the judge. We could not stand before God because of our sins, nor lift up our face in his presence, if Christ had not been thus made sin for us. He was arraigned that we might be discharged. Some think that this bespeaks his courage and boldness; he stood undaunted, unmoved by all their rage. He thus stood in this judgment, that we might stand in God’s...

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Henry Liddon on Psalm 63 (Extra Reading for “Wilderness Worship” Sermon)…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Further Study

“In David we have a notable example of a sensitive, tender, self analysing soul, living in sustained communion with God, while deeply sensible of the claims of the civil and religious polity of Israel, and, moreover, while externally devoted to a large round of exacting public duties. And in this Psalm public misfortunes do but force him back upon the central strength of the life of his spirit. For the time his crown, his palace, his...

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