Genesis

The rape of Dinah – Jacob’s sons rescue their sister and slaughter the Shechemites (Genesis 34:1 – 34:31)

Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, left her city to see the “women of the land”. Shechem, son of Hamor and ruler of the area she was visiting, took Dinah and raped her. Afterward, he fell in love with Dinah. He said to his father, “Get me this…
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Historical Sermons

The Cure For a Troubled Heart – George W. Truett (1867-1944)

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”  -John 14:1 If you were asked this morning to name the most comforting passage in the Bible, what would you say? It would be interesting to know what your answer would be. Many in this presence,…
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Ancient Texts

Origen – Dep Principiis, Books III-IV

Origen was a Greek scholar and early Christian ; He was a prolific writer in multiple branches of theology, including textual criticism, biblical exegesis and hermeneutics, philosophical theology, preaching, and spirituality written in ; De principiis (Our First Principles) is considered on of the first philosophical expositions of Christian doctrine.…
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Historical Sermons

Paths of Disappointment – Robert G. Lee (1886-1974)

"Vanity of vanities; all is vanity." Ecclesiastes 1:2 Thirty-seven times the word "vanity" occurs in the Book of Ecclesiastes. Moreover, vanity is the key word of the Book of Ecclesiastes, the keynote to its dirgelike message. "Vanity of is vanity!" Now these words are not due to a fit of…
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