William Kelly

Tenth Series

1 The Widow's Son raised 2 The Unclean Demon cast out 3 The woman with a spirit of Infirmity 4 The Dropsical Man Cured 5 The Ten Lepers 6 The Lord at Bethesda 7 The Blind at Siloam 8 Lazarus Raised 9 Blind Bartimaeus 10 The Power and the Grace of the Name 11 Malchus healed 12 The Unbroken Net 1 The Widow’s Son raised Luke 7:11-17. (B.T. Vol. N3, p. 134-135.) As this is a miracle peculiar to the Gospel of Luke, it strikingly illustrates God...

Seventh Series

1 The Wicked Servant 2. The Fruitless Fig-tree 3 What is God’s kingdom like 4 The Uprising of the Housemaster 5 The Guests 6 The Host 7 The Great supper 8 The Lost Sheep 9 The Lost Drachma 10 The Lost son 11 The Prudent Steward 12 The Rich man and Lazarus 1 The Wicked Servant Luke 12:45-48. (B.T. Vol. N1, p. 323-324.) Instructive and solemn is the picture which the Lord draws of the servant in verses 45, 46, rendered still more full and pre...

Chapters 9-12

Chapter 9 - The Lord’s Great Prophecies in the Gospels Matthew 24, 25; Mark 13; Luke 21 It is allowed by the historical school that there is a real difficulty in every hypothesis, so as to make caution peculiarly needful in treating of this prophecy; and indeed that many who differ from the futurists elsewhere seem almost ready to adopt their exposition here. The prophecy begins with troubles in the apostolic age; it closes with the second advent of our Lord; yet there are express wo...

Chapters 13-16

Chapter 13 - The Year-Day Theory Continued The general indications of a figurative meaning having been briefly discussed, let us now as briefly notice the special evidence for the year-day system. I. The prophecy of “the Seventy Weeks” has always held the foremost place in the direct arguments for that view. It is clear that the Weeks in this case are not of days but of years; and it is hence inferred that, since all such predictions of time bear one common character, occur in...

Chapters 5-8

Chapter 5 - Supplementary Observations There are two matters which it seems desirable briefly to meet before passing on to fresh matter, as the true solution may confirm what has been already urged, and clear the way for what is to come. One is the question as to the identity of the two little horns of Dan. 7, 8; the other the use of the word “kings” as equivalent to kingdoms. These are handled in this order. The Two Little Horns The tendency of ancient as of modern times has ...

Chapters 1-4

Chapter 1 - The True Principle Compared with Current Maxims Christ is the centre of the counsels of God, and hence of prophecy, which treats of the earth and of His government of it for His own glory. Hence the importance of Israel, of whom, as according to the flesh, came Christ who is over all, God blessed for ever. They are His people by a choice and calling which cannot fail in the end, though there may be and has been a fall and a long continued disowning of them in God’s righteous...

Preface and Introduction

Answer to Historicism The Second Advent Elements of Prophecy, by W. Kelly, appeared in The Bible Treasury, and then in book form, with additions. What the reader has in his hands is a freshly typeset copy of the 1876 Morrish edition of this work. Items in braces { } have been added. Thus, for example, Scripture references have been inserted so that they may appear in the Scripture Index; and notes in brackets { }, including some footnotes in brackets, have been added. Preface ...

Lecture 6 - The Resource Of The Faithful In The Ruins Of Christendom - 2 Tim. 2:11-22

How many elements of solemnity are crowded into the subject now before us! It is solemn to look over Christendom and survey its ruins, now too palpable to be denied. It is solemn, on the other side, to think of the faithful goodness of God, who knew all beforehand, spread it out in the unerring word of His grace, and has shown us that, if He felt the evil that was about to cover the scene of the profession of Christ’s name on earth, His loving wisdom descried a sure path — a path the vul...

Lecture 5 - Gifts And Local Charges - Eph. 4:7-11

I should feel tonight that my subject was dry indeed and promised little profit to souls, if we had only to look at gifts and offices in themselves. It is thus that the subject is often regarded, and is therefore apt to become not only a barren speculative question for some souls, but also a snare to others — barren to such as, looking upon it from outside, think that they at least have nothing to do with gifts and offices, and a snare perhaps as often to those who conclude that they thems...

Lecture 4 - Worship, The Breaking Of Bread, And Prayer - John 4:10-24

The first and weightiest part of the subject now before us is worship. It most of all concerns us, because it most nearly touches God himself; and this, I am convinced, is the truest criterion, as well as the safest and most salutary for our souls. No doubt the breaking of bread may be included in worship, but it calls for a separate notice, as being of a complex nature and having a distinct aspect toward the saints themselves; whereas worship as such is essentially God-ward. Again it seemed...
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