New Articles
of the last months

“Care for the Saints” (J.T. Mawson)
Online seit: 24.01.2023, Scriptures: John 20, Keywords: Service/Ministry; Ministry to the Lord
Hebron (E.C. Pressland)
Online seit: 17.01.2023, Scriptures: Numbers 13, Keywords: Hebron
The Red Heifer (E.C. Pressland)
Numbers xix.
Online seit: 17.01.2023, Scriptures: Numbers 19
The Sin-Offering (E.C. Pressland)
Online seit: 17.01.2023, Scriptures: Leviticus 4, Keywords: sin sacrifice
Fulness of Joy (P. Willis)
John 15 to 17
Online seit: 10.01.2023, Scriptures: Johannes 15; Johannes 16; Johannes 17, Keywords: Eternal Life; Joy
The Male in the Offerings (W.H. Westcott)
Online seit: 08.01.2023, Scriptures: Leviticus 1; Leviticus 4, Keywords: Burnt offering; sin sacrifice
Walter Bligh Westcott (1871–1936)
Online seit: 19.12.2022, Keywords: Biographies; Men of faith
A New Start (W.B. Westcott)
Online seit: 17.12.2022, Keywords: Conversion
“I don’t know what’s come over Jack,” says one who was once the boon companion of the man referred to; “I can’t get him to do anything now that he used to do. He won’t go to the theatre or the dance, and, as ... morefor a glass or a smoke, he tells me that he’s burnt his pipe, and is not going to taste liquor any more! This is what he calls being converted, but what I call going mad. And yet he seems happy enough, which is more than I can understand.” What has “come over Jack” and all those who have been similarly “converted”?
The Blessing of Levi (R. Elliott)
Deuteronomy 33: 8-11
Online seit: 03.12.2022, Scriptures: Deuteronomy 33
The Book of the Revelation (R. Elliott)
Its Message and Meaning Historical and Futurist Views Considered.
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Revelation, Keywords: Dispensationalism
"Abide with us" (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Luke 24
Care and Its Cure (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Cares
The Peace Which Passes All Understanding (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Phillipians 4, Keywords: Cares
"Angels in White" (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: John 20, Keywords: Cares
Things That Make People Anxious (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Cares
The Day of Trouble (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Psalm 50, Keywords: Cares
"An Instrument of Ten Strings" (R. Elliott)
Psalm 92:3
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Psalm 92, Keywords: Cares
The God of all comfort (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 1, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
"The Years That the Locust Hath Eaten" (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Joel 2, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
“More Than Conquerors” (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Romans 8, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
The Grave (R. Elliott)
A Message to Mourners Concerning the Power and Sympathy of Christ (John 11)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: John 11, Keywords: Consolation; Death
Words to the Weary and Encouragement to the Faint (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Isaiah 40; Romans 5, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
"By These Things Men Live" (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Isaiah 38, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
Words for the Worried (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: John 14, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
"Why Are Ye Troubled?" (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Luke 24, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
The Heart Knoweth his Own Bitterness (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
God's Providence (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
The Lord Hath His Way (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Nahum 1, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
The Lord of Peace (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: 2 Thessalonians 3, Keywords: Consolation; Peace in Circumstances; Cares
Joy in Suffering (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Consolation; Peace in Circumstances; Cares; Joy; Sufferings: general
The Meaning of Suffering (R. Elliott)
or Reflections on the Great War
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Consolation; Peace in Circumstances; Cares; Sufferings: general
Trials - Their Meaning and Use (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: James 1, Keywords: Examinations; Cares
“A Wealthy Place” (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Psalm 66, Keywords: Examinations; Cares; Sufferings: general
Why Art Thou Cast Down? (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Psalm 42, Keywords: Examinations; Cares; Sufferings: general
Divine Excess (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Genesis 48, Keywords: Examinations; Cares; Sufferings: general
"How Long, O Lord?" – " Until." (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Scriptures: Revelation 6, Keywords: Consolation; Cares
"I will never, never let go your hand." (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 02.12.2022, Keywords: Consolation; Peace in Circumstances; Cares; Sufferings: general
Shipwrecked : or "Driven Up and Down in Adria." (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 30.11.2022, Scriptures: Acts 27
A Few Words on John 5:17-27. (R. Elliott)
With Remarks on Recent Doctrine Concerning the Trinity.
Online seit: 25.10.2022, Scriptures: John 5, Keywords: Trinity; Jesus: as Son; Eternal Life
“Abba Father” (J.T. Mawson)
Online seit: 06.07.2022, Keywords: Abba Father, Vorlesezeit: 5 min
Psalm 22 (G.V. Wigram)
Online seit: 03.02.2022, Scriptures: Psalm 22, Keywords: Sufferings of the Lord
„Happy New Year!“ (H.F. Witherby)
Online seit: 01.01.2022, Keywords: New Year's (for ...)
We are at the beginning of a new year and new hopes and new promises fill many hearts. Since God has marked out our lives in portions of time, having made the lights in the heaven to be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, it behooves ... moreus as His creatures, to consider our entry into a new era of time.
„The End of all Things is at Hand“ (E. Dennett)
1 Peter 4:7-8
Online seit: 28.12.2021, Scriptures: 1 Peter 4, Keywords: New Year's Eve; Coming of the Lord; End Time
It may be well questioned whether we are as deeply conscious of the instability of things around and of the approaching end as were the early Christians. At the close of the year, or of any other period of time, we may be impressed with it; but it ... moreis very doubtful if we live daily with the thought that all things are rapidly heading up for the Lord's interposition in power to establish His kingdom. The fact and the teaching of Scripture we are acquainted with, for the subject is often dwelt upon in conversation and in the ministry of the Word; and yet, somehow or another, we relapse into counting upon the continuance of all things as they have been from the beginning of the creation …
Ambition (S.L. Jacob)
Is ambition good?
Online seit: 10.12.2021, Keywords: Life of faith; Discipleship
Ambition is especially the sin of the great, and the greatest of all wrongs are due to it. Satan transgressed by reason thereof, and his followers still pursue with eagerness the same course, seeking greatness by following the desires of their own ... morehearts. Yet there is such a thing as laudable ambition …
Bethany (T. Oliver)
Characteristics of Christian Life: Fellowship, Service, Worship
Online seit: 02.12.2021
Bethany means the “House of Palms,” hence is indicative of a place of rest, e.g. an oasis in the desert. There is scriptural evidence that the Lord was wont to resort to Bethany when he was in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem. It would not ... morebe difficult to arrive at the correct conclusion as to the reason of His doing so. There were loyal hearts there who appreciated his company and prized his love.
Christless Religion! (W.T. Turpin)
Matthew 7:22-23
Online seit: 09.11.2021, Scriptures: Matthew 7, Keywords: Gospel; Church; Regeneration
It may appear harsh to some who read this paper to have it stated that Christ is left out of the religion, or so-called Christianity of the great bulk of professors. Christianity is a word used to signify that a man is neither a Jew, Turk, infidel, ... morenor heretic, but without any sense of a soul really brought out of the world to God. In the popular use of the word, a man is said to be a good Christian though he has never believed on Jesus, has never known the forgiveness of his sins, has never known Christ. Then religion, too, is said to be the common portion of nearly all decent professors.
Some Key Words of the Epistle to the Hebrews (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 24.10.2021, Scriptures: Hebrews
The Son (W.H. Westcott)
Lettter by W.H. Westcott concerning the Interpretation of John 1:18 by J. Taylor
Online seit: 25.03.2021, Scriptures: John 1, Keywords: Sonship
I have read over Mr. Taylor's exposition, and without entering into controversy over his exploration of Greek prepositions, entirely dis­agree with his conclusion as to John 1: 18. ...
The Gates of Jerusalem. (R. Elliott)
Online seit: 24.01.2021, Keywords: Sectarian behaviour; Church: Sectarianism; Parties and sects
The Truth as to The Trinity (R. Elliott)
With Special Reference to a pamphlet by C.A.Coates
Online seit: 24.01.2021, Keywords: Trinity; Jesus: as Son
The Eternal Son (R. Elliott)
With Special Reference to a Pamphlet by C.A. Coates
Online seit: 24.01.2021, Keywords: Jesus: as Son
Life's Journey (R. Elliott)
The Road to Emmaus
Online seit: 24.01.2021, Scriptures: Luke 24
The great Illusion dispelled (F.B. Hole)
Online seit: 16.01.2021, Scriptures: 1 John 2, Keywords: Worldliness
The name of this greatest of all illusions is—The world. By this, of course, is meant, not the material earth, not the people comprising its population, but the great “world-system” with its supply of every imaginable gratification ... morefor human desires, without God. In this fearful and wonderful organization, evolved by the master-mind of Satan, we have all had our share. Its favours fall to the few, its miseries are tasted by the many; but whatever may have been the particular part played, my reader, if unconverted, is inevitably involved in it with the prospect of sharing in its ultimate ruin.
Unshakeable things (F.B. Hole)
Hebrews 13:1-6
Online seit: 16.01.2021, Scriptures: Hebrews 13
How striking a testimony would be rendered if we were marked by that brotherly love which expresses itself in hospitality and practical sympathy, by natural love preserved in undefiled honour, and by a holy contentment, the fruit of the realized ... morepresence of God, and the very opposite of the mad covetousness and discontent of the world.
Jacob’s Dream – its New Testament Fulfillment (H. Smith)
Genesis 28; Hebrews 13,5b
Online seit: 16.01.2021, Scriptures: Genesis 28; Hebrews 13, Keywords: Letter to the Hebrews; Jacob
The writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews 1 alludes to the fine scene recorded in Genesis 28. In Hebrews 13:5, we read, “He has said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” Thus the promise made to Jacob is appropriated to the ... moreChristian. So we may rightly conclude that in the story of Genesis 28 there is a shadowing forth of good things to come. In Genesis God is speaking to one of the fathers in a dream; in the Epistle to the Hebrews we have, no longer the partial revelation of a dream, but, the full revelation in the Person of the Son.
Hamilton Smith (1862–1943) (L. Hodgett)
Online seit: 16.01.2021, Keywords: Biographies; Men of faith
Hamilton Smith is a much loved expositor of the Scriptures. He wrote on many different portions of the Bible but is probably best known for his character studies of Abraham, Elijah, Elisha, Joseph, and Ruth which have been published in several ... morelanguages. His writings are terse and yet do not lack content as a consequence of their brevity. One of his effective teaching methods is short, profound comparisons and contrasts. His book on the Song of Solomon is a classic example of the way his writings draw out the heart to the One he served so faithfully all his life.
Frank Binford Hole (1874–1964) (J.S. Blackburn)
Online seit: 16.01.2021, Keywords: Biographies; Men of faith
Frank Binford Hole was a man of God. His long life was marked by faithfulness, devotion, patience and hope. His memory is best honoured by remembering the massive pillars of the faith in which he laboured, lived and died. The conspicuous feature of ... morehis life was that he lived and laboured in the Christian Faith, and was constrained to do so by personal experience of the love of Christ.
Editors (SoundWords)
Online seit: 16.01.2021
Short biography of the editors
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Dirk Schürmann (SoundWords)
Online seit: 16.01.2021
Dirk Schürmann, born in 1962, married, two children, living in Wuppertal, was privileged to grow up in a Christian family where his parents taught him to appreciate the Word of God and where he also found faith in the Lord Jesus.
Editors (SoundWords)
Online seit: 16.01.2021
Short biography of the editors
Corona – are we being cheated? (SoundWords)
Online seit: 10.01.2021, Keywords: Corona
Not only through the Corona demonstrations, but also in our private circle we have been quickly confronted with the claim that everything is actually quite different with regard to Covid-19, that we are permanently fooled by scientists and ... morepoliticians, robbed of our freedom and our basic rights through restrictions here and obligations there, and fed with fake news.
On our own account (SoundWords)
Frequently Asked Questions
Online seit: 25.12.2020
We are often asked questions that we would like to answer here in general. Of course, we are not surprised that we hear some questions again and again, because we do not want to address only Christians of a certain group with this internet work, but ... morewe want to serve the church in general.
Divine Attributes and The Second Man (W.T. Whybrow)
Online seit: 16.11.2020, Keywords: Jesus: as Man
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Is there more than one gospel? (SoundWords)
Online seit: 20.10.2020, Scriptures: Matthäus 24,14; Apostelgeschichte 20,24; 1Timotheus 1,11; Offenbarung 14,6.7
Question: Have there been distinct gospels preached at different times? Are there differences in the content of the gospels which have been preached? Answer: It is unmistakable that there are different facets related to the word ... more“gospel” in Scripture. Depending on which subject the word “gospel” is added to, different aspects of the gospel are emphasized. Some people might think we would teach that we find two different gospels in the Bible. But it is not enough if we assume the Bible just teaches two different gospels. We can not only distinguish between the “gospel of the kingdom” (Mt 24:14) and the “gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24) but also...
Is the Lord Jesus our King?  (S. Isenberg)
Is it scriptural to sing of the Lord Jesus as the King?
Online seit: 28.07.2020, Scriptures: Apostelgeschichte 17; Matthäus 13; Matthäus 24, Keywords: Songs; Jesus: as King; King
Soft Skills – Hard Skills (D. Schürmann)
Key drivers for success
Online seit: 28.07.2020, Keywords: Success
It has shown that individual personalities with all their aptitudes and capabilities (which are called soft skills) are often more important than professional qualifications. Every sector requires different skills: communication skills or teamwork, ... moresensitivity, sociability or the gift to motivate others to reach a shared goal. In business it has shown that three soft skills are elementary and crucial, which are also crucial for the success of our "business" for the Lord:
Each Member – A Help or a Hindrance: Which? (C.H. Mackintosh)
A question for all in the assembly
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Scriptures: 1. Cor 12, Keywords: Church: Meetings; Guidance of the Spirit
There is a vast difference between an assembly of people gathered round some gifted man, and one gathered simply to the Lord Himself, on the ground of the one body. It is one thing to be gathered by ministry, and quite another to be gathered to it. ... moreIf people are merely gathered to ministry, when the ministry goes they are apt to go too. But when earnest, true-hearted, devoted souls are gathered simply to the Lord Himself, then, while they are most thankful for true ministry when they can get it, they are not dependent upon it. They do not value gift less, but they value the Giver more. They are thankful for the streams, but they depend only upon the Fountain.
The unequal yoke (C.H. Mackintosh)
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Article: 5, Scriptures: 2. Korinther 6:14-18, Keywords: Yoke; Unequal yoke
The unequal yoke (1) (C.H. Mackintosh)
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Scriptures: 2. Korinther 6:14-18, Keywords: Yoke; Unequal yoke
The unequal yoke (2) (C.H. Mackintosh)
The marriage yoke
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Scriptures: 2. Korinther 6:14-18, Keywords: Yoke; Unequal yoke
The unequal yoke (3) (C.H. Mackintosh)
The commercial yoke
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Scriptures: 2. Korinther 6:14-18, Keywords: Yoke; Unequal yoke
The unequal yoke (4) (C.H. Mackintosh)
The religious yoke
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Scriptures: 2. Korinther 6:14-18, Keywords: Yoke; Unequal yoke
The unequal yoke (5) (C.H. Mackintosh)
The philanthropic yoke
Online seit: 10.05.2020, Scriptures: 2. Korinther 6:14-18, Keywords: Yoke; Unequal yoke
A Joyful Message (I. Fleming)
Online seit: 09.05.2020
I know if the Lord were to come tonight I should not be left behind, because I know that I am ready to go, and I long to see the face of the One who died for me, and I do feel like singing all the day because my sins are washed away, and I ... morecan’t help loving the One who died to wash them away.
A Life that is Worth Living (I. Fleming)
Online seit: 09.05.2020
To begin a life which is worth living one must have spiritual life – a new life altogether. It was this which Nicodemus could not understand. Our Lord had said, “Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” ... moreNicodemus answered, “How can a man be born when he is old?” As a religious leader of the Jews he could understand ordinances and observances, but to be “born again” – to have a new beginning of life altogether – puzzled him completely.
A Meditation on the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ (I. Fleming)
Online seit: 09.05.2020
The secret source and spring and power of all real godliness is found in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. There can be no true piety without a true Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the believer and who produces in his life all that is ... morefruit for God, ever stresses the truth concerning the glorious Person of the Son of God, that our hearts may be engaged with Him, and that beholding His glory we may become like Him and express Him in our walk and ways.
A Remarkable Confession and Prophecy (the words of Agur, the son of Jakeh) (I. Fleming)
Online seit: 09.05.2020, Scriptures: Proverbs 30:14
Blessed indeed it is, when we have felt “weary of self and laden with our sin,” to have our eyes directed by the Holy Ghost to Him who is “the Man of God’s right hand, the Son of Man” whom He “has made strong for ... moreHimself.”
A Song of Hope (I. Fleming)
Online seit: 09.05.2020
Peace in Four Phases (C. Knapp)
Online seit: 01.11.2018, Keywords: Peace with God
Peace has been procured. “Having made peace.” You need not seek to make it, anxious sinner. Jesus made it. He made the world beneath your feet. You could not make a world. And though you lived and laboured, worried and wept ten thousand ... morelives away, you could not contribute one iota towards making that which has been already made—peace with God.
Psalm 3 (P.A. Humphery)
Salvation is of the Lord
Online seit: 01.11.2018, Scriptures: Psalm 3
The third psalm gives us another thing. Passing over the second, and going back to the first psalm, it seems to give us the position in this world of the blessed Lord Himself, and also our position. It shows Him surrounded by enemies. It is the ... moredescription of the path, and of the infinitely-blessed resources, for Him who is for God in this world. There is nothing more important or more necessary for us. We may speak of sorrows, distresses, and failures; what we have lost, and what we have fallen from; but what remains? What is the remedy? What we have here. It is nearness to Himself. The spirit of the world is just opposed to this. “There is no help for him in God.” That is the way the world points at the separated One (Matt. 27:43); and the world does so still towards those that are of Him and for Him in it. In the third psalm we have the enemies, the surroundings; and the One who is here for God is the blessed Lord Himself. So it is written, “I cried, and He heard.” That is the great point with us. It is not merely crying because of sorrows and difficulties here, but it is having the sense in our souls that He hears.
Psalm 51 (P.A. Humphery)
A Man after God’s Own Heart
Online seit: 01.11.2018, Scriptures: Psalm 51
I have not read this psalm in view of its dispensational meaning. I suppose most of us know that it is the confession of the believing Jewish remnant before God, on the ground of having caused the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. They confess their ... morebloodguiltiness, and thus come into blessing – the fruit of that death in expiation. What I wish you now to look at a little is the personal, directly personal, application and meaning of the psalm. There is a wonderful reality in it, and in its meaning too. You may say the Psalms do not apply to Christians, that the Christian state is beyond them; but here, at any rate, is a psalm that, if we will only consider it simply, will search our hearts in the reality of having to do with God. We have here the characteristics of a man after God’s own heart, for David was such a man. But how was this true of him? What was there in him, and about him, in his life and ways, to entitle him to this distinction? A little study of this psalm will help us to understand, as we get light from God upon it, what it is to be in this world according to the heart of God.
What is a Christian’s Rule of Life, Christ or the Law? (T.B. Baines)
Online seit: 01.11.2018, Scriptures: Romans 7, Keywords: Law of Sinai
It is commonly taught among Christians, that the believer’s rule of walk is the moral law, or the Ten Commandments. It is admitted, of course, by all, that the believer is not justified by the deeds of the law, and that if the law be thus ... moreused, it will only add to man’s condemnation. His justification must clearly be by grace, and on the principle of faith; but when justified, what is the standard by which his life is to be governed? This, it is generally held, is the moral law, which was undoubtedly the rule given to Israel, and for its own purpose is, therefore, as perfect as all the other works of God’s hands. It is true that believers are said to be under grace, and not under law; but this, it is maintained, applies to justification, not to walk. They are urged also not to return to law, but this is explained to mean the ceremonial law, not the moral. These distinctions are intelligible, but are they scriptural? Where does the word of God speak of a believer as being under the law for one purpose, and not for another? Where does it declare that while the ceremonial law is abrogated, the moral law is still in force as the rule for Christian walk? No doubt there is a distinction between the moral and ceremonial law, and also between the law as a ground of justification, and the law as a rule of life; but when this distinction is used to make Scripture harmonize with theology, it behoves us to inquire whether Scripture is thus fairly interpreted.