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Study Resources :: Text Commentaries :: F.E. Marsh :: Readings 501-503 (Whetstones - Weighty)

F.E. Marsh :: 502. Weapons for Using

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  1. Three facts in connection with the words “IT IS.”
    1. It is written, “There is none righteous” (Rom. 3:10). State of the sinner.
    2. It is finished” (John 19:30). Sacrifice of the Saviour.
    3. It is I” (Matthew 14:27). Succourer of the Saint.
  2. Threefold picture of Enoch.
    1. His walk (Genesis 5:24). Fellowship with God.
    2. His faith (Hebrews 11:5). Faith in God.
    3. His testimony (Jude 14). Faithfulness to God.
  3. Three times Christ is said to be glorified in His saints.
    1. By what He has done for us (John 17:10). Grace.
    2. By what He is doing in us (2 Thess. 1:12). Growth.
    3. By what He will yet do for us (2 Thess. 1:10). Glory.
  4. Three unspeakable things.
    1. Unspeakable gift (2 Corinthians 9:15). Redeemer.
    2. Unspeakable joy (1 Peter 1:8). Rejoicing.
    3. Unspeakable words (2 Corinthians 12:4). Revelation.
  5. Three things about Christ as the Rock.
    1. On the Rock (Psalm 40:2). Stability.
    2. In the Rock (Isaiah 33:16). Security.
    3. From the Rock (Deuteronomy 32:13). Strength.
  6. Three times we read of Paradise.
    1. Promise to the dying thief (Luke 23:43).
    2. Place where Paul was caught up to (2 Corinthians 12:4).
    3. Provision for the saint (Revelation 2:7).
  7. Three “must’s” of John 3:
    1. A necessity for the sinner, “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
    2. A necessity for the Saviour, “Must be lifted up” (John 3:14).
    3. A necessity for the saint, “I must decrease” (John 3:30).
  8. Three times we read of the mixed multitude.
    1. “A mixed multitude went up also with them” (Ex. 12:38).
    2. Mixed multitude…fell a lusting” (Numbers 11:4).
    3. “Separated from Israel all the mixed multitude” (Nehemiah 13:3).
  9. Three things the Lord does in Deuteronomy 33:
    1. Saves by His grace (Deuteronomy 33:29).
    2. Satisfies with His favour (Deuteronomy 33:23).
    3. Separates to Himself (Deuteronomy 33:16).
  10. Threefold manifestation of God in Titus.
    1. His goodness in giving us His Word (Titus 1:3).
    2. His grace in giving us His Son (Titus 2:11).
    3. His glory, which we shall share with Christ (Titus 2:13).
  11. Three men who went down.
    1. Abraham went down to Egypt (Genesis 12:10). Saint out of communion.
    2. Jonah went down to Joppa (Jonah 1:3). Servant shirking his work.
    3. Man who went down to Jericho (Luke 10:30). Sinner straying.
  12. Threefold abiding.
    1. Abiding in Christ is deliverance (John 14:20).
    2. Christ abiding in us is power (John 15:1-11).
    3. Abiding with Christ is communion (Luke 24:29; John 1:39).
  13. Three things essential to the Christian for power.
    1. Clean heart for worship (Psalm 51:10; 73:1).
    2. Clean hands for work (Psalm 24:4; Job 17:9).
    3. Clean feet for walk (John 13:10).
  14. Three things not to be done to the Holy Spirit.
    1. The sinner is not to resist Him by refusing Christ (Acts 7:51).
    2. The saint is not to grieve Him by looseness in walk (Ephesians 4:30).
    3. The servant is not to quench Him by despising others (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
  15. Three Persons we are to walk worthy of.
    1. The Father, who has called us (1 Thessalonians 2:12).
    2. The Son, who has redeemed us (Colossians 1:10).
    3. The Holy Spirit, who indwells us (Ephesians 4:1).
  16. Three aspects of judgment in relation to the Christian.
    1. Our judgment as sinners, as to our persons (John 5:24; Romans 8:3).
    2. Our judgment as saints, as to our walk (1 Cor. 11:31, 32).
    3. Our judgment as servants, as to our work (1 Cor. 3:13-15).
  17. Three “every whit’s.”
    1. “Clean every whit” (John 13:10). Regeneration.
    2. Every whit whole” (John 7:23). Recovery.
    3. Every whit uttereth His glory (Ps. 29:9, M.). Reflection.
  18. Threefold comfort.
    1. The Father comforts by His Word (Psalm 119:50).
    2. The Son comforts by His work (Luke 24:37-40).
    3. The Holy Spirit comforts by His presence (John 14:16).
  19. Three last things in 1 Corinthians 15:
    1. The last enemy—death (1 Corinthians 15:26).
    2. The last Adam—Christ (1 Corinthians 15:45).
    3. The last trump—coming (1 Corinthians 15:52).
  20. Three important truths.
    1. Justification, or accounted righteous in Christ (Rom. 4:5).
    2. Sanctification, or association with Christ (Heb. 10:14).
    3. Glorification, or assimilation to Christ (1 John 3:2).
  21. Three persons who were said to be dead.
    1. Prodigal, while separated from his father (Luke 15:24).
    2. Pleasure seeker, while living in the world (1 Tim. 5:6).
    3. Professor, who had only a name to live (Rev. 3:1).
  22. Three times the Father acknowledged Christ from heaven.
    1. At His baptism (Matt. 3:17).
    2. At the transfiguration (Mark 9:7).
    3. In praying to the Father (John 12:28).
  23. Three times the question was asked “Where is He?”
    1. The wise men inquire (Matthew 2:2).
    2. The Jews inquire (John 7:11).
    3. The neighbours of the blind man inquire (John 9:12).
  24. Three visits of Christ to the home at Bethany.
    1. As the Teacher (Luke 10:38-42).
    2. As the sympathising Friend (John 11:18-45).
    3. As the suffering Saviour (John 12:1-9).
  25. Three times Nicodemus is mentioned in John’s Gospel.
    1. As the inquirer (John 3:1).
    2. As the confessor (John 7:50).
    3. As the worker (John 19:39).
  26. Three times the words “Who hath believed our report,” are mentioned.
    1. By the prophet (Isaiah 53:1).
    2. By the Lord Jesus (John 12:38).
    3. By the apostle Paul (Romans 10:16).
  27. Threefold covering.
    1. Grace. “Clothed, and in his right mind” (Luke 8:35).
    2. Godliness. “Clothed with humility” (1 Peter 5:5).
    3. Glory. “Clothed upon with our house which is from heaven” (2 Corinthians 5:2-4).
  28. Three attitudes of the believer in Ephesians.
    1. Seated with Christ (Ephesians 1 and 2). Identification.
    2. Walking as Christ (Ephesians 4 and 5). Illumination.
    3. Standing against the enemy (Ephesians 6). Infestation.
  29. Three things we are crucified to in Christ.
    1. Self—“I am crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20).
    2. The flesh—“They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh” (Galatians 5:24).
    3. The world—“The world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Galatians 6:14).
  30. Three “spared not’s.”
    1. God spared not the angels (2 Peter 2:4).
    2. God spared not the old world (2 Peter 2:5).
    3. God spared not His own Son (Romans 8:32).
  31. Three conditions to be in to realise the power of God.
    1. Powerlessness (2 Corinthians 12:9, R.V.).
    2. Prayerfulness (Acts 4:31-32).
    3. Progressing in knowledge (Philippians 3:10).
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503. Weighty Words of Comfort Next Section →

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