T Pierce Brown

THREE SAMARITANS

THREE SAMARITANS TOMIJO WHITE BROWN During Christ's ministry, there were three times when Samaritans were prominent. Each of them has many lessons for us today, especially if we keep in mind the background of the Samaritans and how they were despised by the Jews. In...

THREE PUBLICANS

THREE PUBLICANS TOMIJO BROWN Before we discuss the three publicans, we need to remember how the publicans were viewed by the rest of the Jews. They were given the obligation to collect a certain amount of taxes by the government, and also any additional amount they...

THREE FEET SYNDROME

THREE FEET SYNDROME T. PIERCE BROWN It seems apparent that if you have not had some kind of syndrome, or are on speaking terms with someone who has, you simply are not in the act. It has come to my attention that some in the church have a "three feet syndrome." For...

THOUGHTS ABOUT BALANCE

THOUGHTS ABOUT BALANCE T. PIERCE BROWN When I attend a lecture program at one of ourChristianCollegesand listen to a wide variety of lectures and messages of various intensity and subject matter, I am more impressed than ever with the need for balance, perspective,...

THOU ART BUT A YOUTH

THOU ART BUT A YOUTH T. Pierce Brown In 1 Samuel 17 there is one of the most thrilling stories of the Bible, known and loved by both adults and children. The story of David and Goliath has many lessons in it. One that struck me with the most force as I read it again...

THIS CALF CAME OUT

THIS CALF CAME OUT T. PIERCE BROWN In Exodus 32, we find a most interesting story that is even more valuable because in it we can see ourselves so clearly. Moses had come down from the mountain where he had been with God for 40 days and nights. He found the people...

THINGS WE MAY DO IN VAIN

THINGS WE MAY DO IN VAIN T. PIERCE BROWN Paul says in 2 Corinthians 6:1, "And working together with him we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain." As I was meditating on the ways we might receive the grace of God in vain, many other passages came...

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION T. PIERCE BROWN In Hebrews 6:9 we find, “But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.” As we meditated on the things that accompany salvation, our first thought was that...

THEY NEEDED HAIRCUTS

THEY NEEDED HAIRCUTS T. PIERCE BROWN There was once a man who had four sons who needed haircuts. He had told all of them, even when they were very small and might not remember it, "I am willing to pay for your haircut any time you need one. Whenever you trust in me,...

THEY MEANT WELL

THEY MEANT WELL T. PIERCE BROWN In Matthew 9:27-31 there is a story of two blind men who were healed by Jesus. Verses 30 & 31 read, " And their eyes were opened, And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, see that no man know it. But they went forth, and spread...

THEY COULD SAY NOTHING

THEY COULD SAY NOTHING T. PIERCE BROWN There is a powerfully suggestive thought in Acts4:14, "And seeing the man that was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it." The whole story of the man healed and the subsequent events as recorded in the 3rd...

THEY BELIEVED ON HIM

THEY BELIEVED ON HIM T. PIERCE BROWN In John 8:30, we find, "As the spake these things, many believed on him." We are startled to find in verse 37,  " I know that ye are Abraham's seed: yet he seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you." Even more...

THEREFORE

THEREFORE T. PIERCE BROWN As I was meditating on the Great Commission, I was struck anew by the word "therefore." Without it, the Great Commission would have no power or purpose. Jesus had said, "All authority is given unto me--therefore, going, disciple, baptize,...

THEREFORE #2

THEREFORE #2 T. PIERCE BROWN A few days ago I wrote an article on the word "therefore" as it is used in the Great Commission. The implications are so far-reaching that I decided to look at some other examples of "therefore" in the New Testament. I was shocked to find...

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE T. Pierce Brown Paul in speaking of the salvation of the Jew and Gentile said in Romans 3:22, "There is no difference." There are many things in which there is difference, but it may be of value for us to consider the common lot of mankind and...

THEN TARRY BY THE STUFF!

THEN TARRY BY THE STUFF! T. PIERCE BROWN Most of my life as I have conducted training classes and workshops on Personal Evangelism, I have tried to encourage every person to become involved. I have quoted Jesus as he said in Matthew 4:19, "Follow me and I will MAKE...

THE WORK OF THE LAW

THE WORK OF THE LAW T. PIERCE BROWN In Romans 2:12-15, we find a reference to ethnic groups (ethna) which did not have the law, yet did by nature the things contained in the law and were thus a law unto themselves. Then in vs. 15 Paul says, "Which show the work of the...

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT T. PIERCE BROWN I am totally committed to the idea that the Holy Spirit does not use any "convicting and converting power" on the alien sinner except through the Word of God. I no longer use the argument that since Romans 16:1 says, "The...

THE WORD OR WORDS?

THE WORD OR WORDS? T. PIERCE BROWN Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of...

THE WORD BECAME FLESH

THE WORD BECAME FLESH T. PIERCE BROWN While meditating on the matchless marvel of the Master's message, I was struck with sledge hammer force by John1:14, "And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us." Why did He do it? There are at least 60 different reasons given...

THE WILL OF GOD

THE WILL OF GOD T. PIERCE BROWN Since God is "longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish," (2 Peter 3:9) cannot God carry out His will? Can puny man do anything to thwart the will of an omnipotent God? The answer to those questions can be understood...

THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!

THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH! T. PIERCE BROWN Several years ago I was called into the courtroom as a witness against a young man who had broken into the church building. Before I began my testimony, the bailiff asked me, "Do you swear to tell the truth,...

THE WAY OF CAIN

THE WAY OF CAIN T. PIERCE BROWN In Jude 11, we find the following expression: "Woe unto them! for they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah." What is involved in going in the way of Cain?...

THE WATER’S WARM

THE WATER'S WARM T. Pierce Brown "The water's warm. The clothing is ready. Everything is prepared for you to obey the gospel."  Years ago sometimes I said something like that during the invitation in a gospel meeting. I began to reconsider when, on making such a...

THE WACKOS ARE NOT ALL INWACO

THE WACKOS ARE NOT ALL INWACO T. PIERCE BROWN During the last few months I have had more than two dozen letters to editors published in various newspapers around the area. Not only should Christians write their representatives and the President, they should write...

THE VALUE OF COUNTERFEIT RELIGIONS

THE VALUE OF COUNTERFEIT RELIGIONS T. PIERCE BROWN There is little question in the minds of those who are committed to pure New Testament Christianity that untold damage has been done by all the false systems masquerading under the name of Christianity. However, as I...

THE VALUE OF AUDIO-VISUALS

THE VALUE OF AUDIO-VISUALS T. PIERCE BROWN Many years ago I wrote a workbook on teacher-training entitled WORKBOOK ON TEACH WITH SUCCESS. I was interested in using visual aids in my teacher-training classes, personal evangelism programs, and in preaching. I even...

THE VALIDITY OF BAPTISM

THE VALIDITY OF BAPTISM T. PIERCE BROWN Since the early days of the Restoration Movement questions have been raised about how much one must know about the connection between baptism and the remission of sins for the baptism to be valid. These are valid questions and...

THE UNIQUENESS OF BAPTISM

THE UNIQUENESS OF BAPTISM T. PIERCE BROWN It is true that when the Apostles preached to sinners, we never find a sermon that could be properly entitled "Baptism." That has led some to conclude, "We should preach Christ and forget about baptism." That conclusion is...

THE UNIQUENESS OF BAPTISM

THE UNIQUENESS OF BAPTISM T. PIERCE BROWN It is true that when the Apostles preached to sinners, we never find a sermon that could be properly entitled "Baptism." That has led some to conclude, "We should preach Christ and forget about baptism." That conclusion is...

THE TWO SAULS

THE TWO SAULS T. PIERCE BROWN Having just received a letter from a beloved brother indicating that he has slipped his anchor from the solid rock of God's revelation to the shifting sands of subjective religion, my thoughts went to some in the Bible who started with...

THE TRIUMPHANT CHURCH

THE TRIUMPHANT CHURCH T. PIERCE BROWN Almost every person who claims membership in the church, whether the most liberal in doctrine, or the most conservative, apparently wants the church to be a triumphant, dynamic church. One group seems to want it to be victorious...

THE TRIANGLES OF LIFE

THE TRIANGLES OF LIFE T. PIERCE BROWN Life is composed of thinking, talking and acting. Man is a triune being; body, soul and spirit (1 Thessalonians5:23). God is a triune being; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Time is past, present and future. Space is...

THE TOWER OF BABEL

THE TOWER OF BABEL T. Pierce Brown There are some interesting lessons one may gain as we meditate on the story in Genesis 11 concerning thetowerofBabel. First, it may be noted that the first verse tells us that the whole earth had one language and one speech. It was...

THE THRILL OF BIBLE STUDY

THE THRILL OF BIBLE STUDY T. PIERCE BROWN I wish there would be found a way to transmit to those who have never really seriously studied God's word the thrill that comes from uncovering some new aspect of truth as one studies it for himself. This is not to imply that...

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT T. PIERCE BROWN We want to consider the difficulties of using the Sword of the Spirit correctly or effectively because of our failure to recognize the varied meanings we may attach to English words. Besides that, we are imprecise in the use of...

THE STORY OF HAZAEL

THE STORY OF HAZAEL T. Pierce Brown There is a short story in 2 Kings 8:7-15 that I have never heard discussed, but in which there are a few lessons for us. Benhadad, king ofSyriawas sick. He sent Hazael to Elisha to find out if he would recover. In the 10th verse we...

THE STORMS OF LIFE

THE STORMS OF LIFE T. PIERCE BROWN The story of the storm in Matthew 8, Mark 4 and Luke 8, from which the stirring song, "Master The Tempest is Raging" comes, has in it some powerful lessons for us. In the lives of each of us there has been or will be a storm of some...

THE SEEDS OF APOSTASY

THE SEEDS OF APOSTASY T. PIERCE BROWN As we study the apostasy of the early church, we may note many characteristics or causes. Apostasy never starts full-grown. It almost always begins with a slight shift in emphasis or direction as a result of the lusts of the...

THE SECOND GOSPEL SERMON

THE SECOND GOSPEL SERMON T. PIERCE BROWN The sermon recorded in Acts 3:11ff may not be the second gospel sermon preached, but it is the second recorded. It may not be as significant as the first one in many respects, but it is worth our serious study. In this article...

THE SCOPE OF GOD’S CARE

THE SCOPE OF GOD'S CARE T. PIERCE BROWN In Psalm 147:3-4, the Psalmist beautifully indicates the scope of God's care and a balance in God's nature. The same things are reflected many times in the life and teaching of Jesus. The psalmist says, "He healeth the broken in...

THE “SCANDAL” OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH?

THE "SCANDAL" OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH? T. PIERCE BROWN For the past 60 years, we have read an occasional reference to the scandal connected with the birth of Christ. A recent article, "Christmas at Matthew's House," has more speculation and erroneous implications than any...

THE ROOT AND THE FRUIT OF THE TOTAL COMMITMENT MOVEMENT

THE ROOT AND THE FRUIT OF THE TOTAL COMMITMENT MOVEMENT T. PIERCE BROWN Let me say at the outset that I believe in and teach total commitment. I know of no verse in the Bible that teaches us, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with HALF of thy heart --," or anything...

THE ROLE OF WOMEN

THE ROLE OF WOMEN T. PIERCE BROWN Partly as a result of the Women's Lib movement, and partly because some connected with the church simply want to change things to suit themselves, there has been considerable discussion recently concerning the role of women, both in...

THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG

THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG T. Pierce Brown Not long ago I read an article by some preacher that advanced the idea that we have a right to be wrong.  Another preacher took issue with him and wrote a scathing reply about how ridiculous it is to even talk about having a right...

THE REGENERATION

THE REGENERATION T. PIERCE BROWN The word "regeneration" comes from the Greek, palingenesia, sometimes spelled paliggenesia, from "palin," meaning "anew" and "genesis," meaning "beginning, begotten or born," depending on the context. The word is used only two times in...

THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS

THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS T. PIERCE BROWN While meditating on how I could get more people excited about the program of "One Nation Under God" which is simply a fantastic cooperative effort to get the gospel eventually to every home in the world, Proverbs 1:32 came to my...

THE PRINTS OF THE NAILS

THE PRINTS OF THE NAILS T. PIERCE BROWN Although we do not remember which song book we used as we sang about it, we feel sure that most of our readers will remember the song which says, "I shall know Him--by the prints of the nails in His hands." We have a feeling,...

THE PRAYER OF FAITH

THE PRAYER OF FAITH T. PIERCE BROWN Your friend is in the hospital with what the doctor says is an incurable disease. You have no reason to doubt the doctor's diagnosis. Yet you believe the Bible teaches that you should pray for the sick. Sometimes you hear a person...

THE PLAN OF SALVATION

THE PLAN OF SALVATION T. Pierce Brown Most of my life I have heard preachers of the gospel make the following statement (and probably have made it myself): "God could have chosen to save man without the plan of salvation He provided if He had wanted to, but as He...

THE PHILIPPIAN JAILOR

THE PHILIPPIAN JAILOR T. Pierce Brown Often I have used the story of the Philippian Jailer in Acts 16:22-34 to teach a person about the plan of salvation. It is very valuable for that. However, there are other lessons that apply to Christians that need our attention...

THE PERFECT LAW

THE PERFECT LAW T. PIERCE BROWN   In Psalm 19:7-11 and 119:49, 50 and 89 there are various characteristics of the Law of God, and functions of the law which we shall consider. But before we consider the nature and functions of the law, we may need to answer these...

THE PALM TREE

THE PALM TREE T. Pierce Brown   As I was reading Psalm 92:12-15 in the NASB, I got a very uneasy feeling. For those who may not have access to that version, it reads as follows, "The righteous man will flourish like a palm tree, he will grow a cedar inLebanon....

THE OLD TESTAMENT TYPES AND THE NEW TESTAMENT ANTITYPES

THE OLD TESTAMENT TYPES AND THE NEW TESTAMENT ANTITYPES T. PIERCE BROWN Inasmuch as the overall theme of the lectureship is "THE SCHEME OF REDEMPTION," our discussion of the types and antitypes of the Bible will be confined to those that have special relevance to that...

THE NEED FOR STUDY

THE NEED FOR STUDY T. PIERCE BROWN Almost every person who wants to emphasize the need for study of the Bible quotes 2 Timothy 2:15, which says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."...

THE NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL MAN

THE NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL MAN T. PIERCE BROWN Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:14-15, "Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged. But he that is...

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD T. PIERCE BROWN Most of my preaching life, especially as I have been involved in personal evangelism, I have asked the question, "What is the most important thing in the world?" in order to elicit the answer, "My salvation," or...

THE MOST DANGEROUS SIN

THE MOST DANGEROUS SIN T. Pierce Brown I recently read about a woman who left her baby in the shade of a tree for a few minutes while she was busy doing something else. When she returned a short while later, she found that the shade had moved. The hot sun shining in...

THE MILLENIUM

THE MILLENIUM T. PIERCE BROWN In spite of all that has been written and spoken in the brotherhood concerning the millenium, there is still widespread ignorance concerning the Bible teaching on the subject. This article will do little to correct that, because the...

THE MEANING OF BAPTISM

THE MEANING OF BAPTISM T. PIERCE BROWN Every Christian has probably encountered many efforts to deny the necessity of baptism, or its importance. Those efforts range all the way from making sneering remarks about "water salvation" or a "mere ritual" to a more...

THE MASTER TEACHER

THE MASTER TEACHER T. PIERCE BROWN There are many lessons that can be drawn from almost any episode in the life of our Lord that are worthy of our special attention. Let us look again at the story of the rich young ruler in Mark 10:17-21 as we think of Jesus as a...

THE LORD’S SUPPER

THE LORD'S SUPPER T. PIERCE BROWN In recent months we have seen articles by those who claim membership in the Lord's family that deny the necessity of taking the Lord's Supper only on the first day of the week, and on every first day. Although we are getting...

THE LAW OFLIBERTY

THE LAW OFLIBERTY T. Pierce Brown It is tragic, and almost incomprehensible, that many of those whom we have considered as brethren in Christ are now teaching that we as Christians are under no law. Much has been written about that in recent months, but it is my hope...

THE LANGUAGE OF DEFEAT

THE LANGUAGE OF DEFEAT T. PIERCE BROWN There is a very close relationship between the way a person thinks, talks and acts. If one can change either of them, he can influence the other two. The difference in defeat and victory may depend on our thinking, talking or...

THE LAMP OF GOD

THE LAMP OF GOD T. PIERCE BROWN In Proverbs20:27we find an interesting statement which deserves our attention.  It says, "The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah." It does not say, "To the spirit of man Jehovah revealed a light," or various other true statements. But...

THE KINGDOM REJECTED

THE KINGDOM REJECTED T. PIERCE BROWN Two of the basic premises upon which the premillenial concept is based are: First, that the prophecies concerning the coming and nature of the kingdom had to be literally fulfilled with a material, earthly kingdom. Second, that if...

THE INTERNET

THE INTERNET T. PIERCE BROWN A few days ago I decided that I needed to get connected to the internet so I could conduct more Bible studies using e-mail. I got connected, and slowly learned a little about how to use e-mail. Since I had at one time 3000 Bible students...

THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE

THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE T. PIERCE BROWN Regrettably, I do not now seem to find time to read as widely in classical literature as I might. But yesterday I again picked up some of Shakespeare's writings for a few moments and was impressed again with what I had noted...

THE HOME

THE HOME T. PIERCE BROWN Some time ago when my wife, Tomijo and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in our new house, several persons said something like, "You have a nice home." I was not simply being a smart aleck when I replied, "Thank you. I think the...

THE HISTORICITY OF JESUS T. PIERCE BROWN In recent years, there have been a few persons who have said that they have found no evidence to indicate that Jesus ever existed.  My research has led me to conclude that there was more evidence for the historicity of Christ,...

THE HEAD OF THE CORNER

THE HEAD OF THE CORNER T. PIERCE BROWN In Psalm 118:22, there was a prophecy made, "The stone which the builders rejected shall become the head of the corner." Matthew 21:42, Acts 4:11, Ephesians 2:20 and 1 Peter 2:6 leave no doubt that the prophetic reference was to...

THE HAIRS OF YOUR HEAD

THE HAIRS OF YOUR HEAD T. PIERCE BROWN In Luke 21:16-18, Jesus says, "But ye shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends, and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.  And...

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN #2

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN #2 T. Pierce Brown The story of Jesus healing an impotent man as recorded in John 5:1-15 has in it several interesting lessons and causes us to raise some questions the answers of which may be of value to us. First, Jesus was always alert to use...

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN T. Pierce Brown In Isaiah 6:1-6, there is a graphic description of the nation ofIsrael. In verse 6 we find a summary of that description, which fits not onlyIsrael, but also all mankind. "From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no...

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

THE GOOD SHEPHERD T. PIERCE BROWN Most of our lives we have heard or done preaching on “The Good Shepherd” and have seen pictures of Him as he carried the lost sheep in his loving arms and brought it back to the fold. The text used was Luke 15:4-7. Brother Burton...

THE GOOD DOCTOR

THE GOOD DOCTOR T. PIERCE BROWN Once there was a good doctor. In fact, he was a GREAT doctor. He could cure all sorts of diseases, including leprosy, cancer and AIDS. He even took patients whose heart had stopped beating, and who were pronounced dead and brought them...

THE GODHEAD

THE GODHEAD T. PIERCE BROWN The King James Version reads in Romans 1:20, "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead." These question may be raised,...

THE GIFT OF FAITH

THE GIFT OF FAITH T. PIERCE BROWN In 1 Corinthians 12:9, we find listed the spiritual gift of faith. Although my research is not extensive, every gospel preacher of my knowledge who has written or spoken about it recognizes that is not the faith that is prerequisite...

THE GENERIC QUESTION

THE GENERIC QUESTION T. Pierce Brown A few moments ago I got a letter from a man inTexaswhom I do not know. From the form of the letter I have an idea he sent it to several others. Although I did not deal with the letter in a scholarly or exhaustive way, it might be...

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT T. PIERCE BROWN In Galatians 5:22-23, we find, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law." I do not know that I can prove it, or that...

THE FOOLISH VIRGINIANS

THE FOOLISH VIRGINIANS T. PIERCE BROWN I heard of a man who moved fromTennesseetoVirginiawhen he was very young. He attended church services regularly, and was asked to read a passage on one occasion. He read the story in Matthew 25, which starts like this, "Then...

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR T. PIERCE BROWN The story of Stephen in Acts 7 is commonly referred to as an account of the first Christian martyr. The word "martyr" in the Greek language simply means "witness" and did not originally refer to a person who died for some...

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

THE FINAL JUDGMENT T. PIERCE BROWN Jesus said, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved (Mk.16:16)." John Doe has not been baptized. He dies. Will he be saved? In the 65 years that I remember hearing some of the most scholarly and soundest gospel preachers of...

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

THE FINAL JUDGMENT T. PIERCE BROWN There is so much loose and liberal thinking today suggesting that we must never condemn anything because Jesus said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" that I hesitate to write anything that might be used to justify the false idea...

THE FAMILY OF JESUS

THE FAMILY OF JESUS T. PIERCE BROWN One of the most outstanding things that strikes us as we read of the scriptures in Matthew 13:53-58 and John 7:1-5 is the fact that those who should have been closest to Jesus seemed to understand and believe in Him the least....

THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED

THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED T. PIERCE BROWN After reading the Bible for almost 65 years, I continue to be amazed and thrilled with the unsearchable riches one may find in one verse, or even one word. In Jude 3 there are at least seven different words or expressions that...

THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CHURCH AND MINE

THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CHURCH AND MINE T. PIERCE BROWN Many of us who do personal evangelism have made a basic mistake in our response when a person asks us what is the difference in thechurchofChristand any denomination. We begin to point out such things as, "Your...

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT! T. PIERCE BROWN For almost half a century I have had questions raised about the problem of sin as related to man's nature. Little children, as well as profound Bible scholars raise these questions: Why do we sin? Did not Christ have our...

THE DEMANDS OF DIVINE LOVE

THE DEMANDS OF DIVINE LOVE T. Pierce Brown About thirty or more years ago I wrote an article entitled, "I Love You But I Do Not Like You."  It was the first one of which I am aware that pointed out the difference between what Jesus asked and what Peter answered in...

THE CUPBEARER

THE CUPBEARER T. Pierce Brown In Nehemiah 1 we find that Nehemiah was a cupbearer to the king. We are, in a sense, cupbearers to the King. When James and John wanted to sit on the right and left hand of Jesus, He asked them "Are ye able to drink the cup that I am...

THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD IS PURE, ENLIGHTENING

THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD IS PURE, ENLIGHTENING T. Pierce Brown While reading Psalm 19, I was struck by a simple truth that most of us may know, but which needs to be emphasized again. The last part of verse 8 says, "The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening...

THE COMING OF CHRIST

THE COMING OF CHRIST T. PIERCE BROWN As most linguists, grammarians, and students of God's word know, the exact meaning of any word cannot be determined out of a particular context. As we began this study, we thought it would be necessary to look in detail at only...

THE CITIES OF REFUGE

THE CITIES OF REFUGE T. PIERCE BROWN Although it is not as certain that the cities of refuge mentioned in Num. 35 and Josh. 20:1-6 are set forth as a type of our refuge in Christ as some of the other types of the Old Testament, it seems highly probable that the Hebrew...

THE CHURCH, THE BODY OF CHRIST

THE CHURCH, THE BODY OF CHRIST T. Pierce Brown In the sixty years we have been reading the Bible and hearing preachers proclaim the gospel of Christ, we have heard many comments made on the fact that Christ is the head of the church. With this statement no man who...

THE CHURCH

THE CHURCH T. PIERCE BROWN When we define the meaning of the term "church" we usually say something like, "It is derived from the Greek word `ekklesia' made up of the preposition 'ek,' meaning `out of' and `kaleo' meaning `I call'. So its basic meaning is `the called...

THE CHRISTMAS TRADITION

THE CHRISTMAS TRADITION T. Pierce Brown Most of you are probably aware that the custom of celebrating the birthday of Christ is not in the Bible at all, and the observance of Christmas as a Christian festival dates from the 4th century when it gradually superseded...

THE BURNING BUSH

THE BURNING BUSH T. PIERCE BROWN In Exodus 3 we find the story of God appearing to Moses in the burning bush which was not consumed. Although we do not know all the lessons Moses got from the story, we find a few that we think may be of value to you. First, if we have...

THE BREAD OF LIFE

THE BREAD OF LIFE T. PIERCE BROWN About half a century ago I preached a series of sermons on the names or titles of Christ. There are enough that I could have continued the series for more than two years, though I did not. For all younger preachers, and any that want...

THE BRAZEN SERPENT

THE BRAZEN SERPENT T. Pierce Brown In John 3:14-15 we read, "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." Thus, Jesus points to the serpent as...

THE BOTTLE IN THE SMOKE

THE BOTTLE IN THE SMOKE T. PIERCE BROWN There is an interesting expression in Psalm 119:83. It reads in the King James Version, "For I am become like a bottle in the smoke, yet do I not forget thy statues." Probably most readers of the King James Version would not...

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