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July 23, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalms 146-150 ‘Praise ye Jehovah……Praise ye Jehovah.’

According to theologians and biblical historians, the Hallel...Keep Reading

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July 16, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

2 Chronicles 12:16 ‘And Rehoboam slept with his fathers….and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.’

The kings of Judah were descendants of David, the second king of Israel succeeding Saul of Benjamin. God had made a covenant with David that his seed always be seated on the throne of Israel forever; 2 Samuel 7:16:...Keep Reading

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July 9, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ‘Then we that are alive, that are left.’

hat is a conspiracy? I ask the question because this text brings to my mind what I believe to be a conspiracy in the church at large. We find in our dictionary that a conspiracy may be defined as:...Keep Reading

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July 6, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Mark 16:17-18 ‘These signs shall accompany them that believe.’

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover....Keep Reading

July 2, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Colossians 4:10 ‘And Mark, the cousin of Barnabas.’

Who was John Mark? Who was Barnabas? Both John Mark and Barnabas have excellent scriptural pedigrees. By scriptural pedigrees, I mean the records of the Scriptures by which we have come to know these men. ...Keep Reading

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June 29, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Colossians 1:27 ‘Which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.’

In what is frequently declared to be His ‘farewell address,’ our Lord Jesus Christ intended to impart confident encouragement to His own. He encouraged their very hearts early in this discourse with the deservedly well-known exhortation:...Keep Reading

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June 18, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalm 119:176 ‘I have gone astray like a lost sheep, seek thy servant.’

The 119th psalm, it has been frequently observed by writers, is inundated with references to the Word of God. In all but a very few of the 176 verses there is an express reference to the Word. The Word has been spoken of in the many characters that it bears. The Psalmist...Keep Reading

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June 11, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalm 119:122 ‘Be surety for thy servant for good.’

In his Old Testament Word Studies, William Wilson has given to us the meaning of the noun, surety. He has offered this definition; ‘To become surety for any one, properly to exchange with him, to stand in his place; to become surety for one’s life, to pledge oneself for the life of another; for another’s debt, to give security for the payment.’...Keep Reading

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June 4, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Luke 4:28 ‘They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things.’

This demonstration took place after Jesus had read the Scriptures to those before Him in the synagogue. He had been asked to read, we may presume according to their custom. They had delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Isaiah, which He opened to a particular place where, we are told, it was written, and He read;...Keep Reading

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May 28, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

1 Kings 2:27 ‘That he might fulfil the word of Jehovah.’

The pericope under our purview for this week’s commentary is that which is related in context with king Solomon’s following his father David’s instructive warnings and advice which he gave to his son shortly before he died. He warned Solomon about Joab and Shimei, giving suggestive counsel recommending how he should behave toward each of them. This may be applied, by implication, to Abiathar the priest for he indeed implicated himself into the subtle plot of Adonijah’s attempt to usurp the throne. Solomon linked Abiathar with Adonijah and Joab in his response to his mother, Bath-sheba, recorded in 1 Kings 2:22......Keep Reading

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