Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary (38 vols.) - Let's try to get it out of community pricing

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 22 2012 4:22 PM

Mark Smith:

I generally don't like this kind of resource, but for $40 I'll play along. I'm in.

Me too. At a little over $1/volume, it seems like a good deal.

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 22 2012 6:41 PM

BeerYes

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 22 2012 7:44 PM

In!

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 22 2012 8:00 PM

All right!

Drinks

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 6:07 AM

Big Smile

This is a great resource for anyone that preaches or teaches the Bible.

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 7:19 AM

Publication Date 2008

I am in

"No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying." Leonard Ravenhill 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 8:29 AM

Slava Novik:
Publication Date 2008

Slava, whatever that date means it is not the date that these were written. The set was published before 1900. All the authors are long gone. This is not a modern commentary at all.

Just want you to be sure you understand what you might get some day.

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Bridgeport, CT USA

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 10:46 AM

Mark Smith:

Slava, whatever that date means it is not the date that these were written. The set was published before 1900. All the authors are long gone. This is not a modern commentary at all.

Just want you to be sure you understand what you might get some day.

IMHO, the value here isn't in modern scholarship with regard to translation, ancient culture, or archaeological insights; but in the timeless applications for Christian living.  Hence, it is relevant in the same way that Spurgeon's sermons continue to be relevant today.  So, it depends entirely on what you're looking for in a commentary I suppose.

 

"I read dead people..."

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 2:52 PM

Any more takers please at $40, bid here http://www.logos.com/product/8523/preachers-homiletic-commentary

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L.D. Young | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 3:00 PM

I'm in!

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 3:01 PM

Mark Smith:

Slava, whatever that date means it is not the date that these were written. The set was published before 1900. All the authors are long gone. This is not a modern commentary at all.

Just want you to be sure you understand what you might get some day.

Thank you Mark for letting me know. 

"No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying." Leonard Ravenhill 

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 3:15 PM

Here is a sample of some of the material  from Genesis chapter one. I tried to clean it up the best that I could. 

 

Genesis1:15 

Verse 15. Light:—

1. Its speed.

2.Its profusion.

3. Its beauty.

4. Its joy.

The excellencies of creatures are not

of themselves, but are the gift of God :

1. Because all perfections are originally

in God, and therefore must come

by way of dispensation from Him.

2.That the honour of all might return to

Him alone.

3. Let men acknowledgeall their abilities as from God.

4.Seeking all at His hand.

5. Enjoying them without pride.

6. Giving thanks to Him for them.

7. Using them to His glory.

What it was that carried the light about the world before the sun was

made is uncertain ; only this is evident, that when God had created the body of the sun, and made it fit for that use, He planted the light therein ; and then that other means ceased,whatsoever it was. So that where God provides ordinary means, there He usually takes

away those which are extraordinary :

1. Because God makes nothing in vain,

and consequently removes that for

which there is no further use.

2. Lest other ordinary means should be dispised.

3. Let no man depend upon extraordinary means.

Though the planets are so far distant

from us, yet this does not interrupt

their light and influence. So distance

cannot hinder us from receiving the

benefit of God's care.

1. Though God's influence be in heaven, yet His

eye beholds the children of men.

2. Let no man's heart fail him because

God seems so far off.

3. Let not distance, either in place or condition

hinder our desires for the good of

others.

 

Verses 16—19. God proportions the

abilities of His creatures according to

the uses in which He employs them :

1. Thus is the natural outcome of the

Divine wisdom and sufliciency.

2. Necessary to make the workman equal

to his task.

Men must make use of light to guide

and direct them in all their employments.

Though all the creatures are not

furnished alike, yet none of them lack

that which is necessary for their use

and employment:—1. Let no man repine

at his condition. 2. Let no man

envy another. 3. All degrees of men

are useful. 4. We cannot enjoy true

happiness without attention to the

meanest duties around us. 5. We

know not to what the meanest may be

advanced hereafter.

God provides for the government

of the day as well as of the night :—

1. He can do it, as light and darkness are alike to him.

2. He must do it to keep the world in order.

3. The night cannot hide our sins from God.

These lights were good works of

God. These glorious works must lead

to Creator.

 

MAIN HOMILETICS OF THE PARAGRAPH. Verses 20—23.

Fish and Fowl.

I. That life is the immediate creation of God. " And God said, Let the

waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that hath life," &c. Here

we get sublime teaching in reference to the origin of life.

1. It was not an education. It was not evoked from anything that had previously existed. It was not an emanation from some elementary principle or form of matter. It was not an unconscious development. Life bounded into existence at the call of God, and kindled its lights in the lower realms of nature, that ultimately it might shine resplendent, and find its highest perfection and beauty in the being and soul of man. Life as an education is the foolish conceit of a sceptical philosophy.

2. It was not the result of combination. Prior to the existence of fish and fowl; there had been created the land, the light, the water, and the heavenly bodies had received their commission to illumine the universe. But life was not awakened by the combined agency of any of these. They were without life. The light might

fall upon the great world uninhabited, but its ray could not evoke one note of

life, or give impulse to the smallest object on which it fell. Matter is capable of

many pleasing and useful combinations, but has inherently no life-producing property.

3. It was a miraculous gift. " And God said. Let the waters bring forth

abundantly the moving creature that hath life." There are two words in this

sentence that should be remembered, and joined together most closely, they are

" God " and " life." This should be so in the external universe, for if God

were to withdraw from it, its whole frame would crumble into dust. This

should be so in the soul of man, as God is the source of its true and higher life.

If the church were to remember the connexion of these two great words, she

would be much more powerful in her toil. Life was at first the miraculous gift

of God. Its continuance is His gift. It is the product of His voice. This is

true of all in whom the spark of life is kindled, whether seraph or brute.

II. That life is varied in its manifestation and capability.

1. Life is varied in its manifestations. There were created on this day both fish and fowl. " God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, whicli the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind." Thus life is not a monotony. It assumes different forms. It gives varied impulses. It grows in different directions. It has several kingdoms. It has numerous conditions of growth.

2. Life is varied in its capahility. As life is

varied in its kind and growth, so is it in its capability. The fish swim in the

water. The foavIs fly in the air ; the abilities and endowments of each are distinct

and varied. They answer different purposes. Each takes a part in the great

ministry of the universe. The whole in harmony is the joy of man. Envy

is unknown in the lower region of life.

3. Life is abundant and rich in its source. The waters brought forth abundantly. There was no lack of lifegiving energy on the part of God. Its source was smitten, and life streamed forth in rich abundance. The world is crowded with life. It will not soon become extinct. Its supplies will not soon be exhausted. The universe will not soon become a grave, for even in death there is life, hidden but effective to a new harvest.

4. Life is good in its design. God saw that it was good. All life is

good in its original intention. It was good as the gift of God, and as the glory

of its possessor.

III. That the lower spheres of life are richly endowed with

the Divine Blessing.

The blessing is from God. The truest source of benediction. The highest hope of man. The richest heritage of nature. It had its earnest in the life then commenced. The fish and fowl then created were prophetic of future blessing.

1. It was the blessing of increasing numbers.

2. It was the blessing of an extended occupation of the land and sea.

3. Let us always remember that the blessing of God rests upon the lower spheres of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 4:07 PM

Alright, I decided to jump on this one and other resources.  Hopefully we'll get them out of CP soon. :-)

Blessings!

DAL

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 23 2012 9:04 PM

Thanks DAL !

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2012 8:43 AM

PSALM XXXIX.

Introduction.

Superscription.—"To the chief musician, to Jeduthuu, a psalm of David." Jeduthun was

one of the leaders of the sacred music in the time of David (1 Chrou. xvi. 41, 42 ; xxv. 6 ; 2

Chron. xxxv. 15). Jeduthun is also the title of one of the twenty-four musical choirs left

by David. As the psalm is addressed to the chief musician, it was obviously intended for use

in the public worship of the tabernacle. David is said to be the author of the psalm. The

particular occasion to which it refers is unknown. But from the psalm itself, it is clear that

it was written in a time of doubt and trouble, when the psalmist's thoughts were of such

a character that he could not express them without injury to others and to the cause of God.

We have no means of determining what the particular trouble was from which David was

suffering. Matthew Henry suggests that " perhaps it was the death of some dear friend or

relation that was the trial of his patience, and that suggested to him these meditations of mortality

; and at the same time, it should seem too, he himself was weak and ill, and under seme

prevailing distemper." Hengstenberg thinks that the psalm was written " when in hot persecucution

and violent conflict." It is clear that the Psalmist was in affliction and trouble, and

his mind seems to have been sorely exercised as to the Divine dealings. He could not see the

wisdom, the benevolence, or the justice of some of the Divine arrangements, lie had dark

and painful thoughts on the matter, which he dare not utter. And at length he is compelled

to seek relief in prayer. Homiletically we divide the psalm thus,—Silence in Trouble (vers.

1-3 ; Speech in Trouble (vers. 4-6) ; Supplication in Trouble (vers. 7-13).

 

 

 

II. Silence increasing trouble. We adopt Hengstenberg's rendering of the second verse. " I grew dumb and was still ; I was silent, not for good, and my pain was stirred." He explains it thus,

" The Psalmist says he had indeed executed his purpose, declared in tlie preceding verse, but that ill had thereby accrued. The obstinate and constrained silence, so far from producing good, had

rather made his pain rise to a frightful magnitude." All great emotions require

expression. They must have utterance,

or the over-taxed brain will reel into

madness, and ,the over-charged heart

will burst. Sometimes great emotions

find utterance in poetry. We have

many instances of this in these Psalms.

Prose is all too hard and cold for the

expression of intense emotions. The

grief-stricken spirit pours out its sorrows

in plaintive minor strains, and the jubilant

soul hymns its gladness in some

triumphant " Gloria in excelsis," or Jubilate.

Yet words the most intensely

poetical in significance and arrangement

not unfrequently fail to express the

soul's emotion. Very often great emotions

find utterance in tears. When

words fail to express our deep grief or

thrilling joy, tears often come to our

relief. "They are the safety-valves of

the heart, when too much pressure is

laid on." " They speak more eloquently

than ten thousand tongues. They are

the messengers of overwhelming grief,

of deep contrition, and of unspeakable

love."

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2012 4:40 PM

Yes

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 25 2012 8:30 PM

Come on guys. We can get this one done and if enough people bid on it we can probably get it below the current 40 dollar price.  

 

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 28 2012 8:27 AM

This is similiar to The Great Text of the Bible by Hastings. If you like that work you should like this one also.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 28 2012 8:50 AM

I've upped my bid to $40

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 28 2012 10:02 AM

Yes

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