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"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth."  II Timothy 2:15

“God is not looking for brilliant men, is not depending upon eloquent men, is not shut up to the use of talented men in sending His Gospel out in the world. God is looking for broken men, for men who have judged themselves in the light of the Cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to an end of themselves, and whose trust and confidence is not in themselves but in God.” ~H.A. Ironside
"Nothing is more needed among preachers today than that we should have the courage to shake ourselves free from the thousand and one trivialities in which we are asked to waste our time and strength, and resolutely return to the apostolic ideal which made necessary the office of the diaconate. We must resolve that we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the Word." ~ G. Campbell Morgan
"The heart makes the preacher. Men of great hearts are great preachers. . . We have emphasized sermon-preparation until we have lost sight of the important thing to be prepared -- the heart. A prepared heart is much better than a prepared sermon. A prepared heart will make a prepared sermon...It would not do to say that preachers study too much. Some of them do not study at all; others do not study enough. Numbers do not study the right way to show themselves workmen approved of God. But our great lack is not in head culture, but in heart culture; not lack of knowledge but lack of holiness is our sad and telling defect -- not that we know too much, but that we do not meditate on God and his word and watch and fast and pray enough. The heart is the great hindrance to our preaching. . .” ~ E.M. Bounds
"The great reservoir of the power that belongs to God is His own Word – the Bible. If we wish to make it ours, we must go to that Book. Yet people abound in the Church who are praying for power and neglecting the Bible. Men are longing to have power for bearing fruit in their own lives and yet forget that Jesus has said: "The seed is the Word of God" (Luke 8:11). ~ R.A. Torrey
"The scriptures are given not to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives." ~ Dwight L. Moody

The Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Its sixty six books are not a collection of religious writings, advancing certain theories, but they constitute one body, breathing with life and power. From the first verse in Genesis to the last verse in Revelation there is a wonderful continuity of thought, without any clash of opinion; all is a harmonious whole. This fact necessitates one great Author, One who guided the thoughts of each writer and who is instructed them to write as they did. This guiding and supervising Author is the Spirit of God."... 2Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21 ~ Arno C. Gaebelein

“Let us never doubt for a moment, that the preaching of Christ crucified – the old story of His blood, righteousness, and substitution – is enough for all the spiritual necessities of all mankind. It is not worn out. It is not obsolete. It has not lost its power. We need nothing new – nothing more broad and kind – nothing more intellectual – nothing more effectual. We need nothing but the true bread of life, distributed faithfully among starving souls. Let men sneer or ridicule as they will. Nothing else can do good in this sinful world. No other teaching can fill hungry consciences, and give them peace. We are all in a wilderness. We must feed on Christ crucified, and the atonement made by His death, or we shall die in our sins.” ~ J. C. Ryle


Links to sites for online Bible Study

II Timothy 3:14-4:5 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

II Peter 1:2-12 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious Promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present Truth.


1.  READ THE BIBLE WITH AN EARNEST DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND IT. Do not be content to just read the words of Scripture. Seek to grasp the message they contain.

2.  READ THE SCRIPTURES WITH A SIMPLE, CHILDLIKE FAITH AND HUMILITY. Believe what God reveals. Reason must bow to God's revelation.

3.  READ THE WORD WITH A SPIRIT OF OBEDIENCE AND SELF-APPLICATION. Apply what God says to yourself and obey His will in all things.

4.  READ THE HOLY SCRIPTURES EVERY DAY. We quickly lose the nourishment and strength of yesterday's bread. We must feed our souls daily upon the manna God has given us.

5.  READ THE WHOLE BIBLE AND READ IT IN AN ORDERLY WAY. "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable." I know of no better way to read the Bible than to start at the beginning and read straight through to the end, a portion every day, comparing Scripture with Scripture.

6.  READ THE WORD OF GOD FAIRLY AND HONESTLY. As a general rule, any passage of Scripture means what it appears to mean. interpret every passage in this simple manner, in its context.

7.  READ THE BIBLE WITH CHRIST CONSTANTLY IN VIEW. The whole Book is about Him. Look for Him on every page. He is there. If you fail to see Him there, you need to read that page again.

Please note: I am not endorsing everything on these sites; you must use discernment when visiting any website (Acts 17:11).

Vine's Expository Dictionary Word List  Vincent’s NT Word Studies  Robertson’s NT Word Pictures Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Search Engine  International Standard Bible Encyclopedia  Thompson Chain Reference   Nave's Topical Bible  Baker's Evangelical Dictionary   Holman Bible Dictionary  New Testament Greek Lexicon    Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon THE SCOFIELD REFERENCE BIBLE 1917 REFERENCE NOTES 1001 HANDY SCRIPTURE REFERENCES by James L. Melton

A Dictionary of Proper Bible Names  by JB Jackson

Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words by W E Vine

The King James Bible Companion by David W. Daniels

Pastor Chuck Smith’s Library (MP3s&Sermon notes)
Bible Commentaries by David Guzik

David Guzik’s Commentary

Koinonia House

The Treasury Of David - C H Spurgeon

Spurgeon Library  

Ray Stedman Library  

Maclaren, Alexander, 1826-1910
Leonard Ravenhill Archive

Thru The Bible Radio

Bible Bulletin Board

STEM Publishing

Sermon Index The Old Paths

Sword of the Lord Sermons

The Old Time Gospel

Wholesome Words 

Hope for Today

The Berean Call

Ariel Ministries

Moriel Ministries

Radio Free Ministries

Understand the Times

World of the Bible Ministries

Mountain Stream Press

Articles on The Word of God

The Word of God  Great messages and studies on the Word.

God's Inspired Word  by James H. Brookes (1830-1897).

Highlights of the Bible  by Ray Stedman.

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth C I Scofield pdf file

How to Read the Bible by Charles Spurgeon

Biblical Interpretation CARM

Interpretation of the Scriptures The Divine Inspiration of the Bible PROFITING FROM THE WORD by Arthur W. Pink


Rightly Dividing the Word of  Truth. by C.I. Scofield


God's Word - Sweet and Bitter  by H A Ironside




The Bible - Whence is it, from God or from Men? by C H Mackintosh

How to Enjoy Your Bible by E. W. Bullinger 

An Understandable History of the Bible by Dr. Samuel C. Gipp

R. A. Torrey: The Power of the Word of God  Study the Bible Topically Principles of Biblical Interpretation The Christian Conception of God The Deity of Jesus Christ Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible Is the Word of God (One of D. L. Moody's most requested sermons) Methods of Bible Study, The New Topical Text Book:BEST SCRIPTURES FOR THOSE INVOLVED WITH CULTS



Links to sites for online devotionals, books, and sermons 

Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that ye build unto Me? and where is the place of My rest? For all those things hath Mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My word.

Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are Thy Words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy name.

"Nothing is more helpful and practical in Christian living,  than the habit of getting a verse or phrase of Scripture into the mind and heart in the morning. Its influence stays through the day, weaving itself into all the day’s thoughts and words and experiences." J. R. Miller, 1906

Use the thoughts found here to prompt not replace your time in the Word

Our Daily Bread  by RBC Ministries

My Utmost for His Highest  by Oswald Chambers (c) l935

Days of Praise  from Institute for Creation Research

Faith's Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon

Daily Light On The Daily Path by Jonathan Bagster complied by Samuel Bagster
Counsel And Help
Making the Most of Life Morning Thoughts (For Every Day Of Life) by J R Miller
Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon
Classic Daily Devotionals

Our Daily Homily - F B Meyer

Morning Thoughts Evening Thoughts by Octavius Winslow

Daily Portions by Joseph Philpot

Today's Devotional by Elisabeth Elliot
Day By Day By Grace by Bob  Hoekstra

Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Cowman

Solitude Sweetened Pastoral Counsels by  James Meikle

Grapes of Eschol  The Faithful Promiser  "The Words of Jesus"  The Rainbow in the Clouds by John MacDuff

Abide in Christ The Secret of the Cross by Andrew Murray

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ by Thomas Brooks, 1655

Bible Thoughts & Themes by Horatius Bonar

Precious Bible Promises Samuel Clark 1684-1750

A Divine Cordial by Thomas Watson


Richard Baxter's Guide To The Value Of A Book:

Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the Holy Scriptures ever have the preeminence. Let Scripture be first and most in your hearts and hands and other books be used as subservient to it.

While reading ask yourself:

1. Could I spend this time no better?

2. Are there better books that would edify me more?

3. Are the lovers of such a book as this the greatest lovers of the Book of God and of a holy life?

4. Does this book increase my love to the Word of God, kill my sin, and prepare me for the life to come?
"The words of the wise are like goads, their collected  sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body." (Ecclesiastes 12:11-12)

Acts and Monuments by John Foxe (1567-1622) 

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (1628-1688)

The Temple: Its Ministry & Services by Alfred Edersheim

Real Faith by George Mueller
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Divine Meditations by Richard Sibbes

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment  by Burroughs Jeremiah

The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith

In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon (1896)

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

The Kneeling Christian  by Unknown Christian

Purity of Heart   by General William Booth

The School of Christ  by T. Austin Sparks

A Serious Call To A Devout And Holy Life by William Law
Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock
Till He Come by Charles Spurgeon

The Revelation of Jesus Christ  God's Way of Holiness by Horatius Bonar

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

The Decline & Fall of The Roman Empire by Gibbon (vol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Holiness and Humility by Andrew Murray
by Thomas Manton
Personal Holiness The Beauty of Holiness by Arthur W. Pink

A Holy Life by L. R. Shelton, Jr.

Comfort the feebleminded. by Ten Boom, Corrie

Ponnamal Her Story by missionary Amy Carmichael

Francis Schaeffer on Education by Schaeffer, Francis

The life of the Christian by Morgan, G. Campbell (George Campbell), 1863-1945 G. Campbell Morgan Archive Morgan, G. C. - Living Messages of the Books of the Bible: Genesis to Malachi - © 1912 - Old Testament Morgan, G. Campbell - Teaching of CHRIST - © 1913 - JESUS CHRIST Morgan, G. Campbell - Gospel According to Matthew - © 1929 - New Testament  G. Campbell Morgan messages

The Pursuit of God  The knowledge of The Holy  Man - The Dwelling Place of God by A. W. Tozer

The Divine art of Soul Winning  J. Oswald Sanders

Be Filled Now by Roy Hession

Power From On High by Charles Finney

When the Holy Ghost is Come by Colonel Samuel Logan Brengle

Your Day in Court   ZEAL-LOVE ABLAZE! by Leonard Ravenhill

All of Grace  by Charles H. Spurgeon

The Victorious Life  by Unknown Christian

The Foot Of The Cross by Octavius Winslow


Sermons By C H Spurgeon Sermons By G Campbell Morgan  Sermons By George Mueller  Sermons By George Whitefield   Sermons By Thomas Watson

The Puritan Library a vast online downloadable puritan resource library

H.A. Ironside :  God's Word - Sweet and Bitter Eternal Security of the Believer Sailing with Paul  Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth - ULTRA-DISPENSATIONALISM EXAMINED IN THE LIGHT OF HOLY SCRIPTURE  Holiness: The False and the True  Exposing Error: Is It Worthwhile?  Bible commentaries by H A Ironside  Revelation 2-3  Sailing with Paul (pdf)  The Lamentations of Jeremiah  Many works by Henry Allen Ironside
Ironside, Harry - Great Words of the Gospel - © 1944 - Discipleship
Ironside, Harry - Sailing With Paul: Simple Papers for Young Christians - © 1953 - Discipleship Ironside, Harry - Lectures on the Book of Revelation - © 1920 - New Testament Ironside, Harry - Expository Notes on the Prophet Isaiah - © 1952 - Old Testament Ironside, Harry - Notes on the Prophecy and Lamentations of Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet - © 1906 - Old Testament Ironside, Harry - Lamp of Prophecy or Signs of the Times - © 1940 - Prophetic Themes Ironside, Harry - Full Assurance - © 1937 - Salvation Assurance Ironside, Harry - Except Ye Repent - © 1937 - Sermons Ironside, Harry A. - Charge That to My Account and Other Gospel Messages - © 1931 - Sermons

R. A. Torrey: How to Pray  The Deity of Jesus Christ  The Importance of Personal Soul Winning  Keep Praying Until God Answers  The Personality of the Holy Spirit  Why God Used D. L. Moody  The Secret of Abiding Peace Revival Addresses  How God Guides  Looking to Jesus Profitable Bible Study  Ten Reasons Why I Believe the Bible Is the Word of God  The Fundamentals  The Power of the Holy Spirit 

Dr. A. C. Gaebeline:  The Work of Christ (1913) Gaebelein, Arno Clemens, (1861-1945) (4 other titles) Gaebelein’s Annotated Bible Why did Christ Die?  "Behold, the Man" THE APOSTASY SWEEPING OVER THE CHURCHES   "Till He Come"   20 Prominent Facts Taught in the New Testament on the Return of the Lord  JESUS...THAT WORTHY NAME    THE RETURN OF THE LORD (1925) BEHOLD THE MAN  CONCERNING PRAYER  Bible commentaries by A C Gaebelein  

D. L. Moody:THE WAY TO GOD And How to Find It  The Ten Commandments Heaven  Golden Counsels  Antedotes Christian Love (Sermon) Prayers (excerpts) Prevailing Prayer: What Hinders It? Secret Power The Ten Commandments Prevailing Prayer by D. L. Moody Secret Power by D. L. Moody  Tomorrow May Be Too Late   Sermons ALL FALL SHORT - There Is No Difference  CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL The Life & Work of Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899) by J. Wilbur Chapman, D.D.Moody, D. L. - Bible Characters - © 1900 - OT Bible Characters Moody, D. L. - Heaven: Where it is, its inhabitants, and how to get there - © 1900 - Sermons Moody, D. L. - Moody's Latest Sermons: Authorized Edition Printed from Verbatim Reports - © 1900 - Sermons

F. B. Meyer:The Secret of Guidance by F. B. Meyer The Blessed Life  Abraham or the Obedience of Faith  Elijah and The Secret of His Power The Blessed Life  Meyer, F. B. - Exalted CHRIST: Our Sanctification with Him in His Exaltation - © none - JESUS CHRIST Meyer, F. B. - Paul, A Servant of JESUS CHRIST - © 1897 - NT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - David: Shepherd, Psalmist, King - © none - OT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - Elijah and the Secret of his Power - © none - OT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - Israel: A Prince With GOD: The Story of Jacob Retold - © none - OT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - Joshua: and the Land of Promise - © 1893 - OT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - MOSES: The Servant of GOD - © none - OT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - Samuel the Prophet - © none - OT Bible Characters Meyer, F. B. - Back to Bethel: Separation from Sin, and Fellowship with God - © 1901 - Sermons

J. C. Ryle (1816-1900): Holiness  Part I... Part II... answer key  Part III... Part IV...answer key Practical Religion J. C. Ryle’s Sermons and commentaries on The Gospel of MATTHEW The Gospel of MARK The Gospel of LUKE The Gospel of JOHN Sermons by J.C. Ryle The Cross: A Call to the Fundamentals of Religion  The Duties of Parents  A Call To Prayer Prayer The Conversion of  J. C. Ryle  Ryle, J.C.  The Ruler of the Waves    Where Are Your Sins?  

Henry Law (1797-1884): Beacons of the Bible Cordials in Temporal Troubles Comfort for Mourners Exposition of Psalms

Thomas Watson: The Holiness of God A Body of Divinity  Man's Chief End is to Glorify God One Thing Necessary The Happiness of Drawing near to God 

Andrew Murray: Humility Absolute Surrender Within or The Kingdom of God is Whithin You  The Master's Indwelling With Christ in the School of Prayer With Christ in the School of Obedience Divine Healing Waiting on God Working For God Abide In Christ Divine Healing Helps To Intercession The Deeper Christian Life The Lord's Table The School of Obedience The True Vine Why Do You Not Believe? The Children For Christ by Andrew Murray Money by Andrew Murray  The New Life  The Life of Prayer Abide in Christ Thy Will Be Done Be Perfect The Power of the Blood The Spirit of Christ The Two Covenants Prayer Life   

John Flavel: Christ Altogether Lovely The Christian View of Death On Keeping the Heart The Fountain of Life Opened Up The Method of Grace 

John Flavel (1628-1691)   The Life of Reverend John Flavel

Richard Baxter (1615-1690): How to Spend the Day With God Ten Marks of a Flesh-Pleaser Ministers of Love Directions Against Sinful Fear The Cure of Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow Directions Against Covetousness The Saints Everlasting Rest  Mere Christian Directions for Young Christians  Directions for Hating Sin

Jonathan Edwards: Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God  The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners  Pressing Into the Kingdom of God How to Know if You Are a Real Christian  Religious Affections The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards (1722-1723)  Treatise on Grace  The Excellency of Christ The Final Judgment On Corporate Prayer for Revival  Religious Affections  The Preciousness Of Time And The Importance Of Redeeming It  The Christian Pilgrim    Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever   Sermons By Jonathan Edwards  Christ The Example Of Minsters   Christ's Agony   Heaven, A World of Charity Or Love    Justification By Faith Alone  Spiritual Light     THE EXCELLENCY OF CHRIST  TRUE SAINTS, WHEN ABSENT FROM THE BODY     Treatise on Grace  The Excellency of Christ 

Martin Luther: The Method and Fruits of Justification   The Parable of the Sower   The Wheat & The Tares  The Table-talk of Martin Luther (1566)  Treatise on Good Works -The Hymns and Small Catechism An Open Letter on Translating   Preface to the Book of Romans (1522) definition of faith  Luther's declaration before the Diet of Worms in 1521  biography  hymns  Disputation on the Divinity and Humanity of Christ  Let Your Sins Be Strong  Luther's catechisms Table Talk of Martin Luther  A Treatise on Good Works Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1535) Bondage of the Will  On the Babylonish Captivity of the Church  On Secular Authority  Works of Martin Luther 

John Bunyan (1628-1688): The Pilgrim's Progress Spurgeon on Bunyan Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Reprobation Asserted The Resurrection of the Dead and Eternal Judgement The Straight Gate The Holy War A Discourse Upon the Pharisee and the Publican A Discourse of the House of the Forest of Lebanon Seasonable Counsel Justification by an Imputed Righteousness Saved by Grace Prison Meditations  The Holy War  THE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST AS AN ADVOCATE   

"How will the heavens echo of joy, when the bride,
The Lamb's wife,
shall come to dwell with her husband for ever!"
 from "Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings"



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"I am The Vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing." John 15:5

"As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you;
continue ye in My love." John 15:9

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