G.C. Willis

Endurance

This word is generally translated "patience" in our Authorized Version, and by "endurance" in the New Translation by J.N. Darby. The original meaning of the Greek word is "remaining behind." It comes from the verb, "I remain behind," which in Luke 2:43 is translated this way. We find a very beautiful example of this word in the lovely story of Shammah in the field of lentiles in 2 Samuel 23:11–12. "After him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered...

Paul's Ambitions

The apostle Paul speaks of three ambitions. Would that you and I knew more of each of them in our daily lives! To Preach the Gospel Where Christ Is Not Named  In Romans 15:19–20 Paul writes: “from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation.” First, let me ask, Where is Illyricum? We read...
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