Henry Allen Ironside

2 Corinthians (Lectures 16-22)

Lecture 16 Christian Giving 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: for I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many. Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, w...

Third John Letter To A Friend

Third John is the correlative of Second John. In this letter we learn the breadth of Christian fellowship, and in it narrow ecclesiasticism is sharply rebuked. In this Epistle the apostle addressed Gaius, a brother in the Lord, honored for his large-heartedness, and whose home was always open to preachers of the gospel. To him John expressed the wish that he may “prosper and be in health, even as [his] soul prospereth” (2). There was no doubt of the latter condition, but a weak body is oft...

Second John Letter To A Lady

John’s second and third brief letters, while altogether different from the first Epistle are nevertheless of great importance. They bring before us guiding principles that have often been overlooked, but are needful if the people of God are to walk in a way pleasing to God. John deals primarily, as we have seen, with truth concerning the family of God. Peter’s letters deal chiefly with the government of God. Paul’s Epistles are concerned mainly with the church of God. But in these last ...

Second And Third John

Introductory Notes By Arno C. Gaebelein Introduction We treat these small documents—2 John and 3 John—together. No intelligent person can doubt that both Epistles were written by the same person. All objections are answered by the ancient authorities who ascribe both books to the writer of the first Epistle—that is, the apostle John. They seem to have been accepted from the very beginning as his inspired testimony. The internal evidence is also conclusive. Both 2 John and 3 John are...

Chapter Five God Is Life

Overcoming the World (1 John 5:1-5) Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of him” (5:1). This verse continues the theme found in the closing verses of the former chapter, where we read, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar” (4:20). Who is our brother? Some people have the idea that our brethren are those who happen to belong to the same denomination. If I belong...

Chapter Three God Is Love

The Father’s Love and Christ’s Appearing (1 John 3:1-3) What beautiful words are written to believers in the opening verses of 1 John 3. First comes the “manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” This is something different from the general love of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not peris...

Chapter One God Is Light

Reality of Christ’s Manhood (1 John 1:1-4) The opening verses of this chapter deal particularly with the docetic system. Listen to John, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.)” What John said is that e...

Addresses on the Epistles Of John And Jude

H. A. Ironside First Edition, 1931 © 2001 by Loizeaux Brothers, Inc. Neptune, New Jersey Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the King James version of the Bible. Introductory Notes taken from Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible © 1970,1985 by Loizeaux Brothers, Inc. Introductory Notes by Arno C. Gaebelein Introduction First John is not addressed to any one church nor does it mention, like the other New Testament Epistle...

Jude

Introductory Notes By Arno C. Gaebelein Introduction The Epistle of Jude immediately precedes the final book of Holy Scripture, The Revelation. I believe the place given to this Epistle is the right one, for the book reveals the religious and moral conditions that will prevail on earth prior to the great event about which Revelation has so much to say. Some have called Jude the “preface” to Revelation. The Epistle is authenticated by various ancient sources. The Muratorian fragment me...

Author Biography

Henry Allan Ironside, one of the twentieth century’s greatest preachers, was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 14,1876. He lived his life by faith; his needs at crucial moments were met in the most remarkable ways. Though his classes stopped with grammar school, his fondness for reading and an incredibly retentive memory put learning to use. His scholarship was well recognized in academic circles with Wheaton College awarding an honorary Litt.D. In 1930 and Bob Jones University an honorar...
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