Thompson's Chain Reference
Special Bible Readings
Abiding in Christ
Abundant Salvation, For the Faithful
Adaption of Truth, to the Weak
Believers Kept
Bringing Men to Jesus
Childhood, Marks of (Physical And Spiritual)
Christ, Conqueror of Death
Christ Defamed
Christ Precious
Christianity, Characteristics of True
Christ's Attitude toward Children
Christ's Prayers in Great Crises
Church Similitudes
Cords of the Cross
Death the Great Reaper
Defender of the Weak, Christ the
Delayed Blessings Test Faith
Delusions, Common
Divinity Acknowledged, Christ's
Divinity Challenged
Eagerness For the Truth, Examples of
Effort Demanded Before a Blessing Can Be Given
Family Cares, Causes of
Fleeting Impressions
Foreordained Plan of Salvation
Fuller Revelation
Gain Through Loss
Gifts From God
Giving Sacrificial, Examples of
God's Tool Chest 1 Corinthians Chapter 1
God's Ways
Good and Evil Adjacent, Often in Close Contact
Heart the Centre of Life
Heartlessness, Examples of
Heavenly Citizenship
The Holy Spirit, Office and Work of
I Am's of Christ
I Will's of Christ
Ignorance of Self, Perils of
The Inescapable Question Concerning Christ's Person
Inner Circle of the Disciples
The Insanity of Sin, Examples of
The Inseparable Christ
Inspiration of Example
Inward Fire
Joy, Heavenly, Causes of
Judgment Forbidden
Justice Unsparing, of God
Lambs of the Fold
Lessons of Life
Let Us
Life's Purpose
Love Preeminent
Love, the Test
Meaning of the Risen Life
Memory, Spiritual
Messianic Hope
One Thing
Only Saviour, Jesus the
Opportunity, Universal
Outcasts Received by Christ
Peter Empowered by the Holy Spirit
Pilgrims, Characteristics of
Power of Prayer
Power Realized, Christ's Realized by Men
Prisons Opened
Privileges Misused
Purposes Divine
Reward Proportionate to Service Rendered
Satan Limited in Power
The Satanic "If" Which Challenged Christ's Divinity
Satanic Invasion, Satan's Entrance into Human Hearts
The Service Test
Seven Morning Glories of John Chapter 14
Shallowness
Sin's Increment
Soul Winner's Joy
Spirit of Christ
Spiritual Persuasion
Telling Jesus
Truth Misunderstood
Unbelievers
Universal Blessings, Possible
Unrealized Power of Christ
Unrealized Service on the part of Workers, Who did not Appreciate how much they were Doing
Unworthiness Felt
Verily, Verilys of Christ in Regard to the New Life
Virgin Birth, the, of Christ
Water of Life

ABIDING IN CHRIST

Spiritual Fruitfulness

Jhn 15:5

Answered Prayer

Jhn 15:7

Peace in the Storm

Jhn 16:33

New Life

2Cr 5:17

Robe of Righteousness

Phl 3:9

ABUNDANT SALVATION, FOR THE FAITHFUL

Become Radiant as Stars

Dan 12:3

Receive a Royal Welcome in Heaven

Mat 25:34

Afflictions add to the Final Glory

2Cr 4:17

Accorded a Triumphant Entrance into Heaven

2Pe 1:11

Given a Place near the Throne

Rev 7:14,15

ADAPTION OF TRUTH, TO THE WEAK

The Use of Parables

Mar 4:33

Human Weakness Necessitates

Jhn 16:12

Feeding the Lambs

Jhn 21:15

Simple Truth for the Immature

1Cr 3:2

Paul's Example

1Cr 9:22

Some Unable to Receive Deeper Truths

Hbr 5:12

Different Messages to Different Classes

1Jo 2:13

BELIEVERS KEPT JOHN CHAPTER 17

Kept in the Father's Name

Jhn 17:11

Kept in Safety

Jhn 17:12

Kept in Joyfulness

Jhn 17:13

Kept in Purity

Jhn 17:15

Kept Separated from the World

Jhn 17:16

Kept in Process of Sanctification

Jhn 17:17

Kept in Active Service

Jhn 17:18

Kept in Perfect Unity

Jhn 17:20,21

Kept for the Coming Glory

Jhn 17:22-24

BRINGING MEN TO JESUS

The Sick

Mat 4:24; 8:16

The Insane

Mat 9:32

Those whom the Church Fails to Help

Mar 9:17-20

The Helpless

Luk 5:18,19

The Blind

Luk 18:40

The Seekers

Jhn 1:41,42; 12:20-22

The Doubters

Jhn 1:45,46

The Sinful

Jhn 8:3

The Sorrowing

Jhn 11:28

CHILDHOOD, MARKS OF (PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL)

Dependence

Num 11:12

Credulity

Pro 14:15

Foolishness

Pro 22:15

Love of Amusement

Zec 8:5

Petty Complaints

Mat 11:17

Need of Rulers

Gal 4:2

Fickleness

Eph 4:14

Ignorance

Hbr 5:12

Weak Digestion

Hbr 5:13

CHRIST, CONQUEROR OF DEATH

Foretold by the Prophets

Isa 25:8, Act 2:27

Defied Death to Hold Him

Jhn 10:17,18

Submitted to the Stroke of Death for our Sins

1Cr 15:4

Three Times He Entered the Realms of Death, and Rescued Victims

Luk 7:14,15; Jhn 11:43,44

Demonstrated His Victory by His Own Resurrection

Rom 1:4

Carries the Keys of the Grave in His Girdle

Rev 1:18

Will Call all Men from Death's Domain

Jhn 5:28,29

Will Completely Destroy Death at Last

1Cr 15:25,26

CHRIST DEFAMED

Accused of Keeping Bad Company

Mat 9:11

Accused of Gluttony and Intemperance

Mat 11:19

Accused of Blasphemy

Mat 26:65

Accused of Insanity

Mar 3:21

Accused of Being Possessed with Devils

Jhn 7:20; 10:20

Accused of Breaking the Sabbath

Jhn 9:16

Accused of Treason

Jhn 19:12

CHRIST PRECIOUS

The Fairest Among Ten Thousand

Sgs 5:10

A Jewel Beyond Compare

Mat 13:46

The Only Saviour

Act 4:12

The Only Foundation

1Cr 3:11

Paul's Estimate of

Phl 3:8

Priceless to Believers

1Pe 2:7

CHRISTIANITY, CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE

1. A New Birth

Jhn 3:5

2. A Growth

2Pe 3:18

3. A New Dress

Isa 61:10

4. A Radiant Life

Mat 5:16

5. A Character Building

Mat 7:24

6. A Fellowship

Luk 24:32

7. A Sonship

Jhn 1:12

8. An Education

Jhn 8:31,32

9. A Service

1Ti 6:18

10. A Sacrifice

Rom 12:1

11. A Walk

Col 2:6

12. A Warfare

1Ti 6:12

13. A Race

Hbr 12:1

14. A Victory

1Jo 5:4

15. An Assurance of Immortality

Jhn 17:3

CHRIST'S ATTITUDE TOWARD CHILDREN

Gentle

Isa 40:11

Promises a Reward for Kindness to

Mat 10:42

Used a Child as an Example

Mat 18:2

Declared that a Childlike Spirit is Absolutely Essential in Religion

Mat 18:3,4

Warned Against Despising

Mat 18:10

Commands Reception of

Mar 9:37

Said, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me"

Mar 10:14

Observed the Children at Play

Mat 11:16

Commanded that They Should be Fed Spiritual Food

Jhn 21:15

CHRIST'S PRAYERS IN GREAT CRISES

At His Baptism

Luk 3:21

Before Calling the Twelve Apostles

Luk 6:12

When the People Would Crown Him

Jhn 6:15

At His Transfiguration

Luk 9:29

His Farewell Prayer

Jhn 17:1-26

Before the Agony of the Cross

Mat 26:39

On the Cross, for His Enemies

Luk 23:34

CHURCH SIMILITUDES

The Church Compared to

1. A Building 

1Cr 3:9

   Christ the Builder

Mat 16:18

   Christ the Corner Stone 

Eph 2:19,20

2. A Living Body 

1Cr 12:27

   Christ Being the Head 

Col 2:19

3. A Flock 

Luk 12:32

   Christ Being the Shepherd 

Jhn 10:11

4. A Bride 

Rev 21:2

   Christ Being the Bridegroom 

Jhn 3:29

5. A Casket of Jewels 

Mal 3:17

6. Branches of the Vine 

Jhn 15:2

7. A Temple 

1Cr 3:16

   Christ Being the High Priest

Hbr 4:15

CORDS OF THE CROSS

What Was it that Held Christ to the Cross?

It was not because he was friendless

Mat 26:53

It was not human weakness

Jhn 10:18

It Was the Cords of

— Our Sins,

— A Saviour's Love,

— Resignation to the Divine Will

Mat 26:42

— Loyalty to an Eternal Purpose,

DEATH THE GREAT REAPER

All Journey to His Narrow House

Job 30:23

Wise and Foolish Alike are Smitten by Him

Psa 49:10

Resistance is in Vain

Ecc 8:8

He Entered the World Through Sin

Rom 5:12

Only Two Men in all History have Escaped His Scythe

2Ki 2:11; Hbr 11:5

DEFENDER OF THE WEAK, CHRIST THE

Little Children

Mat 19:13,14

A Sinful Woman

Luk 7:37-48

A Weak Woman

Luk 13:10-16

A Sinful Woman

Jhn 8:3-11

Mary of Bethany

Jhn 12:3-8

The Frightened Disciples

Jhn 18:8

DELAYED BLESSINGS TEST FAITH

A Delayed—

— Birth of a Son

Gen 15:2-5

(Many years waiting)

Gen 21:2

— Sacrifice, Provided

Gen 22:8-14

— Victory (seven days marching)

Jos 6:12-20

— Messiah

Gen 3:15; Luk 2:25-30

— Healing

Mat 15:22-28

— Relief and Resurrection

Jhn 11:6, 32, 43,44

— Gift of the Spirit

Luk 24:49

— Deliverance

Act 12:5-7

— Escape

Act 27:40-44

DELUSIONS, COMMON

Thinking that Sin will give Fulness of Life

Gen 3:5,6

Trusting in Racial Connections for Salvation

Mat 3:9

Using Vain Repetitions in Prayer

Mat 6:7

Self-confidence

Mat 26:33

Building on Sand

Luk 6:49

Trusting in Riches

Luk 12:19

Thinking the Deity is Represented by Idols

Act 17:29

Thinking that there is Plenty of Time

Act 24:25; Gal 6:3; 1Ti 6:5

Presuming upon Unchanging Conditions

Jam 4:13,14

DIVINITY ACKNOWLEDGED, CHRIST'S

By Peter

Mat 16:16

By Demons

Mar 5:7

By the Centurion

Mar 15:39

By Nathanael

Jhn 1:49

By the Samaritans

Jhn 4:42

By Martha

Jhn 11:27

By Thomas

Jhn 20:28

DIVINITY CHALLENGED

By Satan

Mat 4:3,6

By Scribes and Pharisees

Luk 5:21

By the Jewish People

Jhn 5:18; 8:53; 10:33

By the Scribes and Elders

Luk 20:1,2

On the Cross—by the Rabble

Mat 27:39,40

By the Rulers

Luk 23:35

By the Soldiers

Luk 23:36,37

By one of the Thieves

Luk 23:39

By the Chief Priests

Mar 15:31,32

EAGERNESS FOR THE TRUTH, EXAMPLES OF

A Jewish Ruler

Mar 10:17

The Common People

Mar 12:37

Attendants upon the Temple

Luk 21:38

The Samaritans

Jhn 4:40

Cornelius and His Family

Act 10:33

The Gentiles at Antioch

Act 13:42

The Bereans

Act 17:11

EFFORT DEMANDED BEFORE A BLESSING CAN BE GIVEN

To Secure,

Money for Taxes

Mat 17:27

Healing of Withered Hand

Mar 3:5

Great Draught of Fishes

Luk 5:4

Healing of Palsy

Luk 5:24

Healing of Leprosy

Luk 17:14

Wine for Wedding

Jhn 2:7

Water of Salvation

Jhn 4:16

Ability to Walk

Jhn 5:8

Eyesight

Jhn 9:7

Raising of a Brother from the Dead

Jhn 11:39

FAMILY CARES, CAUSES OF

Servant's Ills

Mat 8:6

Children's Sickness

Mat 15:22

Entertainment of Guests

Luk 10:40

Hospitality

Luk 11:5,6

Responsibility for Husband or Wife

Luk 14:20; 1Cr 7:33

Providing for the Family

1Ti 5:8

FLEETING IMPRESSIONS

Made by the Message

Eze 33:31

Seed in Shallow Hearts

Mat 13:20,21

Miracles soon Forgotten

Mar 8:18,19

The Truth Fails to Grip

2Ti 3:7

Hearers with a Short Memory

Jam 1:24

FOREORDAINED PLAN OF SALVATION

First Recorded Promise concerning

Gen 3:15

Announced by the Prophets

Act 2:23

Based upon the Foreknowledge of God

Rom 8:29

The Wisdom of

1Cr 2:7

An Unchanging Purpose

2Ti 1:9

Antecedent to Creation

Tts 1:2

Provided for the Sanctification of Believers

1Pe 1:2

At the Beginning Centred in the Death of Christ

Rev 13:8

FULLER REVELATION

Gained by—

Persevering Endeavour

Hsa 6:3

Intimate Fellowship with Christ

Mat 13:11

Abiding in Christ's Words

Jhn 8:31,32

Will Come in Due Time

Jhn 13:7

Through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit

Jhn 16:13

Promised to the Disciples

Jhn 16:25

GAIN THROUGH LOSS

Loss of Earthly Treasures Secures Spiritual

Mat 19:21

Self-sacrifice a Paying Investment

Mat 19:29

A Spiritual Paradox

Mar 8:35

Humility Leads to Exaltation

Mar 9:35

Life Comes out of Death

Jhn 12:24

Paul Gave up All, and Won the Great Prize

Phl 3:8

GIFTS FROM GOD

Of Understanding

Job 32:8

According to the Character of Men

Ecc 2:26

Ability for Comforting Speech

Isa 50:4

Diversity of

Mat 25:15

To those who Ask Aright

Luk 11:9

He the only Source of

Jhn 3:27

Forbids Pride

1Cr 4:7

Include Wisdom

Jam 1:5

GIVING SACRIFICIAL, EXAMPLES OF

Israel, at the Erection of the Tabernacle

Exd 36:5

The Widow of Zarephath

1Ki 17:13,15

Mary of Bethany

Mat 26:7

The Poor Widow

Luk 21:4

Members of the Early Church

Act 4:34

The Churches of Macedonia

2Cr 8:3,4

GOD'S TOOL CHEST 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 1

Foolish Things

1Cr 1:27-29

Weak Things

1Cr 1:27-29

Base Things

1Cr 1:28-29

Despised Things

1Cr 1:28-29

Non-existent Things

1Cr 1:28-29

GOD'S WAYS

Perfect

Psa 18:30

Not Like Man's

Isa 55:8,9

Sinners Stumble at

Hsa 14:9

Everlasting

Hab 3:6

Inscrutable

Rom 11:33

Just and True

Rev 15:3

GOOD AND EVIL ADJACENT, OFTEN IN CLOSE CONTACT

In Society

Mat 9:10

In the Field of Christian Work

Mat 10:16

In the Church

Mat 13:29

The Good in Contact with Evil as a Saving Influence

Mat 5:13; Joh 17:15

There Will Come a Day of Separation

Luk 17:34

HEART THE CENTRE OF LIFE

Hence Should Be Carefully Guarded

Pro 4:23

Determines Character

Pro 23:7; Mt 6:18

The Source of Evil

Mat 15:18

Controls Speech

Luk 6:45

Source of Faith

Rom 10:10

HEARTLESSNESS, EXAMPLES OF

Cain

Gen 4:9

Disciples

Mat 15:23

The Priest and Levite

Luk 10:31,32

The Unjust Judge

Luk 18:4,5

The People Who Rebuked the Blind Man

Luk 18:39

The Spectators at the Cross

Mat 27:42

Those Who Fail to Help the Poor

Jam 2:16

HEAVENLY CITIZENSHIP

A Source of Real Joy

Luk 10:20

Assures Future Exaltation

Luk 22:30

Promises a Place of Permanent Residence

Jhn 14:2

Furnishes an Undying Hope

Phl 3:20

Provides a Glorious Inheritance

1Pe 1:4

A Register is Kept of the Names of the Citizens

Rev 21:27

THE HOLY SPIRIT, OFFICE AND WORK OF

Note—Each verse given below contains

either the number 6, 7 or 8.

Hence this Bible Reading is called

"The 6's, 7's and 8's of the Holy Spirit"

 

The Abiding Guest

Jhn 14:16

The Teacher and Remembrancer

Jhn 14:26

The Testifier

Jhn 15:26

The Reprover

Jhn 16:7,8

The Guide, the Voice of God, the Prophet

Jhn 16:13

The Glorifier of Jesus

Jhn 16:14

The Exhibitor of Jesus

Jhn 16:15

The Spiritual Dynamo

Act 1:8

The Witness to Sonship

Rom 8:16

The Helper in Prayer

Rom 8:26

The Solicitor

Rev 22:17

I AM's OF CHRIST

The Messiah

Jhn 4:26

The Bread of Life

Jhn 6:35

From Above

Jhn 8:23

The Eternal One

Jhn 8:58

The Light of the World

Jhn 9:5

The Door

Jhn 10:7

The Son of God

Jhn 10:36

The Resurrection and Life

Jhn 11:25

The Lord and Master

Jhn 13:13

The Way, Truth, and Life

Jhn 14:6

The True Vine

Jhn 15:1

Alpha and Omega

Rev 1:8

The First and the Last

Rev 1:17

"I WILL's OF CHRIST

Not as "I will"

Mat 26:39

"I Will," Be Thou Clean

Luk 5:13

"I Will" Raise Him up at the Last Day

Jhn 6:40

If I Be Lifted up, "I Will" Draw

Jhn 12:32

"I Will" Come Again

Jhn 14:3

"I Will" that They Be with Me

Jhn 17:24

If "I Will" that He Tarry

Jhn 21:22

IGNORANCE OF SELF, PERILS OF

It Misleads, Fetters and Deceives Men

Isa 44:10

It Results in Unconscious Deterioration of Men

Hsa 7:9

It Manifests Itself in Self-confidence

Mar 10:39; Jhn 13:37

It Retains Sin in the Heart

Jhn 9:41; Rom 7:18

It Alienates from God

Eph 4:18

It is Associated with Self-righteousness

Rev 3:17

THE INESCAPABLE QUESTION CONCERNING CHRIST'S PERSON

Diverse Opinions of Men

Mat 16:13-15

Peter's Opinion

Mat 16:16

Question of the Multitude

Mat 21:10

The Pharisees' Opinion Sought

Mat 22:41-43

Pilate's Dilemma

Mat 27:22; Jhn 9:17

INNER CIRCLE OF THE DISCIPLES

At the Maid's Bedside

Mar 5:37

At Gethsemane

Mat 26:37

At the Transfiguration

Mar 9:2

THE INSANITY OF SIN, EXAMPLES OF

The Sons of Men

Ecc 9:3

Nebuchadnezzar

Dan 4:33,34

The Prodigal Son

Luk 15:17

The Jews

Act 7:54

The Rulers of Israel

1Cr 2:8

Balaam

2Pe 2:16

THE INSEPARABLE CHRIST

Believers Constantly—

Accompanied by His Presence

Mat 28:20

Held Close by His Hand

Jhn 10:28

Like Branches in the Vine

Jhn 15:4

In Perpetual Fellowship

Jhn 17:23

No Power Can Dissever

Rom 8:38,39

INSPIRATION OF EXAMPLE

Moses

Exd 14:13

Gideon

Jdg 7:17

Jonathan

1Sa 14:6,7

David

1Sa 17:50-52

Paul

Act 27:35,36

Christ

Hbr 12:3

INWARD FIRE

Kindled by Meditation

Psa 39:3

Makes the Message Inevitable

Jer 20:9

Christ Came to Ignite

Luk 12:49

Divine Fellowship Lights

Luk 24:32

JOY, HEAVENLY, CAUSES OF

Psa 16:11

The Incarnation of Christ

Luk 2:13,14

The Return of the Penitent Sinner

Luk 15:7

The Exaltation of the Lamb

Rev 5:9,10; 12:12

The Gathering Home of the Saints

Rev 14:2,3

The Triumph of Righteousness

Rev 19:6

JUDGMENT FORBIDDEN

Christ's Command

Mat 7:1,2

Inexcusable

Rom 2:1

Not Our Prerogative

Rom 14:4

Judge Our Own Lives

Rom 14:13

Because not Acquainted with all Facts

1Cr 4:5

It Is Assuming Too Much

Jam 4:12

JUSTICE UNSPARING, OF GOD

He Spared Not

(1) The Angels that Sinned

2Pe 2:4

(2) The Old World (the Antediluvians)

2Pe 2:5

Sodom and Gomorrha

2Pe 2:6

The Egyptians

Exd 12:29

The Canaanites

Deu 7:23

The Amalekites

1Sa 15:18

(3) The Natural Branches (the Jews)

Rom 11:21

(4) His Own Son

Rom 8:32

LAMBS OF THE FOLD

Carried in Christ's Bosom

Isa 40:11

Reward for Attention to

Mat 10:42

Precious to the Heavenly Father

Mat 18:14

To Be Nourished by the Ministry

Jhn 21:15

LESSONS OF LIFE

Learned in the School of Affliction

Psa 119:71

Practical, Every Day

Isa 1:16,17

The Great Teacher of Says

Mat 11:29

All Lead to Christ

Jhn 6:45

Truly learned, Purify the Soul

Eph 4:20-23

Result in Perfect Contentment

Phl 4:11; 1Ti 5:4

"LET US"

Fear

Hbr 4:1

Labour

Hbr 4:11

Come Boldly

Hbr 4:16

Go On

Hbr 6:1

Draw Near

Hbr 10:22

Hold Fast

Hbr 10:23

Consider on Another

Hbr 10:24

LIFE'S PURPOSE

The Service of God

Jos 24:15

Seeking God's Kingdom

Mat 6:33

Doing the Father's Will

Jhn 4:34

Finishing the Divine Task

Jhn 17:4

Completing the Course Joyfully

Act 20:24

Attaining Christlikeness

Phl 3:13,14

LOVE PREEMINENT

The Greatest Commandment

Mar 12:30,31

The Fulfilling of the Law

Rom 13:10

Preeminent Above—

— The Gift of Tongues

1Cr 13:1

— The Gift of Prophecy, Knowledge and Faith

1Cr 13:2

— Benevolence and Martyrdom

1Cr 13:3

The Greatest Gift of All

1Cr 13:13

LOVE, THE TEST

Of True Discipleship

Jhn 13:35

Of Genuine Service

Jhn 21:16

Of Speech

1Cr 13:1

Demonstrates the Reality of the New Life

1Jo 3:14

Love to God Proven by Brotherly Love

1Jo 4:20

MEANING OF THE RISEN LIFE

A New Inward Power

Rom 8:11

Christlikeness

2Cr 4:10

Devotion to a New Master

2Cr 5:15

Heavenly Ambition

Col 3:1

Heavenly Affections

Col 3:2

Exaltation to Heavenly Places

Eph 2:5,6

MEMORY, SPIRITUAL

Calls to Mind—

— Past Mercies

Deu 32:7

— The Wonderful Wworks of God

Psa 77:11

— The Lord as a Deliverer

Jon 2:7

— The Words of Christ Concerning Benevolence

Act 20:35

— The Death of Christ

1Cr 11:25,26

— All the Teachings of the Gospel

2Pe 3:2

Brings Joy in the Night Season

Ps 63:5,6

Is Quickened by the Holy Spirit

Jhn 14:26

MESSIANIC HOPE

Examples of

Mar 15:43

Simeon

Luk 2:26

Anna

Luk 2:38

The Jewish People

Luk 3:15

John the Baptist

Jhn 1:31

The Woman of Samaria

Jhn 4:25

Abraham

Jhn 8:56

The Twelve Tribes

Act 26:7

ONE THING

Desired

Psa 27:4

Happens to all

Ecc 3:19

Lacking

Mar 10:21

Needful

Luk 10:42

Known

Jhn 9:25

To Do

Phl 3:13

About Time

2Pe 3:8

ONLY SAVIOUR, JESUS THE

The Gift of Love

Jhn 3:16

He Alone Has the Saving Message

Jhn 6:68

Rejection of Him means Death

Jhn 8:24

His is the Only Saving Name

Act 4:12

His Sacrificial Death is the Central Theme of Preaching

1Cr 2:2

All Hope of Eternal Life is Built upon Him

1Cr 3:11

OPPORTUNITY, UNIVERSAL

For the Sinful

Mar 16:15

For Prayer

Luk 11:10

Peter Discovered

Act 10:34

Paul Declared

Rom 10:12

The Spirit Invites All

Rev 22:17

OUTCASTS RECEIVED BY CHRIST

The Lepers

Mat 8:3

The Publicans and Harlots

Mat 21:31, Luk 7:29

The Sinful Women

Luk 7:47, Jhn 8:11

Despised Sinners

Luk 15:2

The Dying Thief

Luk 23:43

The Excommunicated Blind Man

Jhn 9:35

PETER EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

Giving Him Wisdom to Instruct Penitent Sinners

Act 2:14

Enduing Him with Boldness and Courage

Act 4:13, 19,20

Making Him a Channel of Blessing to the Sick

Act 5:15

Making His Prayer Effective in the Raising of Tabitha

Act 9:40

Qualifying Him to Become a Medium of the "Spirit" to the Gentiles

Act 10:44

PILGRIMS, CHARACTERISTICS OF

Hebrews 11:8-16

Obeyed the Call

Hbr 11:8

Never Settled Down

Hbr 11:9

Looked for an Eternal City

Hbr 11:10

Had Telescopic Vision

Hbr 11:13

Acknowledged Their Faith

Hbr 11:13

Never Turned Back

Hbr 11:15

Longed for a Better Land

Hbr 11:16

Died in the Faith

Hbr 11:13

POWER OF PRAYER

Increased by Self-denial

Mat 17:21

Dependent upon Faith

Mat 21:22; Jhn 14:13

Unlimited to those who Abide in Christ

Jhn 15:7

To Be Most Effective, Should be Accompanied by Praise

Act 16:25,26

Manifest in the Life of Elijah

Jam 5:18

Examples of Jacob

Gen 32:26-28

Elijah

1Ki 17:21,22

The Dying Thief

Luk 23:42

Early Disciples

Act 4:31

POWER REALIZED, CHRIST'S REALIZED BY MEN

Ability to Heal Lepers

Mat 8:2

Ability to Give Absent Healing

Luk 7:7

Ability to Control Demons

Luk 8:31,32

Ability to Raise the Dead

Jhn 11:22

Ability to Hold Fast to the Believer

Rom 8:39

Ability to Keep Spiritual Treasures

2Ti 1:12

Ability to Save to the Uttermost

Hbr 7:25

PRISONS OPENED

Joseph's

Gen 41:14

The Apostles'

Act 5:19

Peter's

Act 12:10

Paul and Silas'

Act 16:26

PRIVILEGES MISUSED

By the Gadarenes

Mar 5:17

By the Nazarenes

Mar 6:4,5

By the People of Northern Galilee

Luk 10:14

By the People of Jerusalem

Luk 19:42

By Israel in Different Periods

Jhn 15:22, Hbr 3:17

PURPOSES DIVINE

Irresistible

Isa 14:27

Sure of Fulfilment

Jer 51:29

Seen in His Choice of Instruments

Act 26:16

Revealed in the Gospel

Eph 1:9

Eternal in Christ

Eph 3:11

Involves the Overthrow of Satan

1Jo 3:8

REWARD PROPORTIONATE TO SERVICE RENDERED

Great Soul-winners Radiant

Dan 12:3

At the Coming of Christ

Mat 16:27

Even in the Present Life

Luk 18:30

In the Lord's Vineyard

1Cr 3:8

Reaping According to the Amount of Seed Sown

2Cr 9:6

Assigned by the Lord

Rev 22:12

SATAN LIMITED IN POWER

In the Affliction of the Saints

Job 1:12

May be Overcome by Divine Grace

Luk 10:19; Rom 16:20

A Limit to His Temptations

1Cr 10:13

Knows when He is Defeated

Jam 4:7

His Time is Short

Rev 12:12; 13:5

THE SATANIC "IF" WHICH CHALLENGED CHRIST'S DIVINITY

(1) At the Temptation

"If thou be the Son of God,

turn stones into bread"

Mat 4:3

"If thou be the Son of God,

leap from the top of the temple"

Mat 4:6

(2) At the Cross

"If thou be the Son of God,

come down from the cross"

(a) The Cry of the Rabble

Mat 27:40

(b) The Cry of the Soldiers

Luk 23:37

(c) The Cry of the Thief

Luk 23:39

SATANIC INVASION, SATAN'S ENTRANCE INTO HUMAN HEARTS

Of Mary Magdalene

Luk 8:2

Of the Man of Gadara

Luk 8:30

Of the Backslider's Heart

Luk 11:26

Of Judas Iscariot

Luk 22:3

Of All Who Will Give Him Entrance

1Pe 5:8

THE SERVICE TEST

It was Established in Israel

Deu 10:12

King Saul was Condemned by It

1Sa 15:22

It Excludes Mere Professors of Religion from the Kingdom

Mat 7:21

Christ Applies It in the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Luk 10:37

It Reveals the Quality of Love

Jhn 21:17

It Will be Applied in Determining Man's Final Destiny

Mat 25:35,36

SEVEN MORNING GLORIES OF JOHN CHAPTER 14

(1) Future Home

Jhn 14:2

(2) Reunion

Jhn 14:3

(3) Achievements

Jhn 14:12

(4) Resources

Jhn 14:13

(5) Companionship

Jhn 14:16

(6) Legacy

Jhn 14:27

(7) Joy

Jhn 14:28

SHALLOWNESS

No Deep Affection

Eze 33:31

Of Sentimental Hearing

Eze 33:32

No Deep Roots

Mar 4:16,17

No Deep Foundation

Luk 6:49

Inability to Receive the Deeper Message

Jhn 6:66

No Deep Convictions

Eph 4:14

SIN'S INCREMENT

Seen in the History of Israel

Jer 5:28; Ezr 9:6

Illustrated in the Life of Backsliders

Mat 12:45; 2Pe 2:20

Shown by Increasing Insensitiveness of the Spiritual Faculties

Mat 13:15

The Steps in Peter's Fall Illustrate

Mat 26:74

Will Become More Evident in the Last Days

2Ti 3:13

SOUL WINNER'S JOY

Essential to Success in Christian Work

Psa 51:12,13

Comes from Bringing in the Sheaves

Psa 126:6

From Finding the Lost Sheep

Luk 15:6,7

The Sower and the Reaper Rejoice Rogether

Jhn 4:36

Thrills the Church

Act 15:3; Phl 2:16

Souls Won Are a Crown of Rejoicing

1Th 2:19,20

It Sustained Christ in His Suffering upon the Cross

Hbr 12:2

SPIRIT OF CHRIST

Divine

Isa 11:2

Wise

Isa 11:3

Just and Fearless

Isa 11:4

Faithful

Isa 11:5

Tender

Isa 40:11

Quiet

Isa 42:2

Gentle

Isa 42:3

Persevering

Isa 42:4

Liberating

Isa 61:1

Saving

Isa 63:1

Compassionate

Mat 9:36

Meek and Lowly

Mat 11:29

Longsuffering

Luk 9:55,56

Forgiving

Luk 23:34

Zealous

Act 10:38

Burden-bearing

Gal 6:2

Loving

Eph 5:2

SPIRITUAL PERSUASION

Of the Divine Ability

Rom 4:21

Of the Inseparable Love of God

Rom 8:38,39

Of the Divine Keeping Power

2Ti 1:12

Of the Certainty of the Divine Promises

Hbr 11:13

TELLING JESUS

Our Perils

Mat 8:25

— Questions

Mat 24:3

— Sicknesses

Mar 1:30

— Difficulties

Mar 6:35,36

— Needs

Mar 10:51

— Failures

Mar 9:28; Luk 5:5

— Family troubles

Luk 9:38

— Victories

Luk 10:17

— Disappointments

Luk 24:18

— Bereavements

Jhn 11:21

TRUTH MISUNDERSTOOD

Christ's Bodily Temple Confused with the Earthly Temple

Jhn 2:20

The New Birth Confused with the Physical Birth

Jhn 3:4

The Water of Life Confused with Physical Water

Jhn 4:15

Spiritual Nourishment Confused with Food

Jhn 4:33

Absorbing Christ's Spirit Confused with Eating His Body and Drinking His Blood

Jhn 6:52

Christ's Departure Confused with Suicide

Jhn 8:22

Spiritual Bondage Confused with Physical Slavery

Jhn 8:33; 11:12

UNBELIEVERS

Their Lifetime Spent in Vanity

Psa 78:32,33

Already Condemned

Jhn 3:18

Die in their Sins

Jhn 8:24

Shall be Judged by God's Word in the Last Day

Jhn 12:48

Are Blinded by the God of this World

2Cr 4:4

Will be Classed with Outbreaking Sinners in Eternity

Rev 21:8

UNIVERSAL BLESSINGS, POSSIBLE

Eternal Life -

"If any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever"

Jhn 6:51

Spiritual Knowledge -

"If any man will do his will,he shall know of the doctrine"

Jhn 7:17

Salvation -

"By me if any man enter in, he shall be saved"

Jhn 10:9

Wisdom -

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God"

Jam 1:5

Divine Fellowship -

"If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him"

Rev 3:20

UNREALIZED POWER OF CHRIST

To Still the Tempest

Mat 8:27

To Forgive Sins

Mar 2:7

To Heal the Sick

Mar 2:12

To Provide for the Multitude

Mar 8:4

To Cast Out Demons

Mar 9:22

To Control the Forces of Nature

Mar 11:21

To Come Down from the Cross

Mar 15:31

To Raise the Dead

Jhn 11:37

To Conquer Death

Jhn 20:25 7

UNREALIZED SERVICE ON THE PART OF WORKERS, WHO DID NOT APPRECIATE HOW MUCH THEY WERE DOING

Of the Righteous

Mat 25:38

Of Mary

Mat 26:12

Of the Poor Widow

Mar 12:44

Of Andrew in Bringing Peter to Jesus

Jhn 1:42

Of Barnabas in Going after Paul

Act 11:25,26

UNWORTHINESS FELT

By John the Baptist

Mat 3:11

By the Centurion

Mat 8:8

By the Righteous

Mat 25:37

By Peter

Luk 5:8; Jhn 13:8

By Paul

1Cr 15:9

VERILY, VERILY'S OF CHRIST IN REGARD TO THE NEW LIFE

The Necessity of

Jhn 3:3

How to Obtain

Jhn 5:24

How to Keep

Jhn 6:53

How to Spend

Jhn 12:24

How to Act it Out

Jhn 14:12

VIRGIN BIRTH, THE, OF CHRIST

(a) Christ Not the Son of Joseph

Isa 7:14; Mat 1:18, 25; Luk 1:34,35

(b) The Only Begotten Son of God

Jhn 1:14; 3:16; 1Jo 4:9

WATER OF LIFE

The Brook for the Pilgrim (intermittent in its flow)

Psa 110:7

The Well (local in its refreshment)

Isa 12:3

The Inward Well (of spiritual experience)

Jhn 4:14

The Inward Well becomes a Flowing River of Blessing
(after the baptism of the Holy Spirit)

Jhn 7:38,39

The River Gives Life Wherever it Flows

Eze 47:9



Cite This Page:

Thompson, Frank Charles. "Special Readings," Thompson Chain Reference. Blue Letter Bible. 26 Sep 2002. .
<http://blueletterbible.org/study/thompson/specread.html>.

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