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Devotional Hours with the Bible, Volume 8

By J.R. Miller

Table of Contents

   Introduction - Devotional Hours with the Bible J. R. Miller, 1911 Volume 8. From the Acts, the Epistles and Revelation This eight volume set was published
   Chapter 1 - Christ's Ascension - Acts 1:1-14 The Ascension was part of the work of Christ as our Savior. It was not the end of it. The Gospel narrative is described by Luke as "all
   Chapter 2 - The Holy Spirit Given - Acts 2:1-13 This is the story of the beginning of the Christian Church. It was fifty days after the death of Christ. It did not occur at a conventi
   Chapter 3 - A Multitude Converted - Acts 2:32-47 Everyone had a theory of the strange things that had happened. Some accepted the events as divine manifestations. Some mocked and ridi
   Chapter 4 - The Lame Man Healed - Acts 3:1-11 It could not have been more than a few weeks or months after the day of Pentecost. The apostles were busy teaching the three thousand c
   Chapter 5 - The Trial of Peter and John - Acts 4:1-31 The healing of the lame man made a great stir in the temple. Peter at once began to speak to the wondering people, explaining the mirac
   Chapter 6 - The Sin of Lying - Acts 5:1-11 There are blemishes on the fairest human beauty. The best man, has his faults and imperfections. The holiest periods of the church, hav
   Chapter 7 - The Apostles Imprisoned - Acts 5:17-32 The sin of Ananias and Sapphira and the swift judgment that followed, did not check the progress of the Church. "Nevertheless, more an
   Chapter 8 - Stephen the First Martyr - Acts 6:1-8, 7:54 to 8:2 Stephen is one of the most interesting characters in the New Testament. His story is short--but intense. His work belongs t
   Chapter 9 - The Disciples Dispersed - Acts 8:1-17 The first glimpse we have of Saul is in the martyrdom of Stephen. The record is that he was consenting unto Stephen's death. He was pre
   Chapter 10 - The First Ethiopian Convert - Acts 8:26-40 Stephen was gone; his voice was hushed--but another worker rose up and took his place. "God buries his workmen--but carries on his wor
   Chapter 11 - The Conversion of Saul - Acts 9:1-30 Before conversion Saul was as intense in his zeal for the destroying of Christianity, as he was after his conversion in his efforts to
   Chapter 12 - Peter and Cornelius - Acts 10:1-20 It was not easy for Peter to go to the house of Cornelius. All his life he had been trained to Jewish exclusiveness as part of his rel
   Chapter 13 - Gentiles Converted at Antioch - Acts 11:19-26 After the death of Stephen, the believers in Christ were scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. And as they traveled-
   Chapter 14 - Peter Delivered From Prison - Acts 12:1-17 One day James and John asked Jesus that they might be given exalted positions in the Master's Kingdom. Mark 10:37. They knew not what
   Chapter 15 - The First Christian Missionaries - Acts 13:1-13 We are told that "there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers." There were many of these more than were
   Chapter 16 - The Council at Jerusalem - Acts 15:1-5, 22-29 It is easy to start quarrels. There are some people who make trouble wherever they go. They seem always to be watching for somet
   Chapter 17 - Paul Before King Agrippa - Acts 26:1-30 Saul the Pharisee, who consented to the death of Stephen (Acts 8:1), immediately gave himself to persecuting the Christians. Unless al
   Chapter 18 - Paul's Voyage and Shipwreck - Acts 27 Paul had been eager to go to Rome. His eagerness was not that of a tourist or explorer--but that of one constrained by the love of Christ,
   Chapter 19 - Justification by Faith - Romans 5:1-11 Justification by faith is the starting point in the Christian life. There can be no tree without a root; no stream without a fountain
   Chapter 20 - The Life-Giving Spirit - Romans 8:1-14 Someone says that if the Bible is compared to a ring, and the Epistle to the Romans be it precious stone, the eighth chapter would be
   Chapter 21 - Christian Living - Romans 12:9-21 Our love should be sincere, "without hypocrisy," as Paul says. A hypocrite is an actor. He pretends to be what he is not. We are not
   Chapter 22 - The Law of Love - Romans 13:8-14 Christian teachings deal with life. To begin with, here is a word about debt-paying. "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the con
   Chapter 23 - Abstaining for the Sake of Others - 1 Corinthians 8 "Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up--but love builds up." When Paul said
   Chapter 24 - A Lesson in Self-Denial - 1 Corinthians 10:23-33 Drunkenness is a sore peril. We cannot at once remove the evil from the land--but we may put into the hearts and minds of yo
   Chapter 25 - The Lord's Supper - 1 Corinthians 11:20-34 We ought to have true and right views of the Lord's Supper. It is a sacred ordinance. It leads us to think of the death of o
   Chapter 26 - Paul on Christian Love - 1 Corinthians 13 Paul was speaking of the spiritual gifts, which were conferred upon Christians, and there flashed upon his mind a vision of someth
   Chapter 27 - The Risen Christ - 1 Corinthians 15:3-28 "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, th
   Chapter 28 - Paul on the Grace of Giving - 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Paul wanted to stimulate the Corinthian church to give generously, and he told them what other churches had been doing. Giving
   Chapter 29 - The Flesh and the Spirit - Galatians 5:16-26 Paul states a great principle in spiritual ethics, when he says, "Walk by the Spirit--and you shall not fulfill the lust of the f
   Chapter 30 - The Imitation of Christ - Ephesians 4:20-30 The Christian is to learn Christ. He is to go to school, where the pupils are Christ's followers. The textbook is Christ Himself.
   Chapter 31 - A Call to Christlike Living - Ephesians 5:11-21 This chapter is a call to Christlike living. "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children" is its keynote. This mean
   Chapter 32 - The Christian Armor - Ephesians 6:10-20 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." A great many times in the Bible, we are urged to be strong. It is not m
   Chapter 33 - Christ's Humility and Exaltation - Philippians 2:1-11 "Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose." The people at Philippi had P
   Chapter 34 - The New Life in Christ - Colossians 3:1-15 Paul said to The Colossians what to many must have seemed surprising: "If then you were raised together with Christ." How could t
   Chapter 35 - Paul's Counsel to the Thessalonians - 1 Thessalonians 5:14-28 The Bible touches life at every point. While its great principles cover all moral acts in a general way, it descends to par
   Chapter 36 - Paul's Charge to Timothy - 2 Timothy 3:14 to 4:5 This letter to Timothy, the last product of Paul's pen--was written from the prison at Rome. In his desire to encourage the y
   Chapter 37 - Sober Living - Titus 2 Here we have special words of exhortation addressed to five different classes of people--aged men, aged women, young women, young men and s
   Chapter 38 - The Priesthood of Christ - Hebrews 9 The Epistle to the Hebrews was written to those who felt that in giving up Judaism for Christianity, they had lost much that was dear to
   Chapter 39 - Heroes of Faith - Hebrews 11 A great deal is said in the Bible about FAITH. We live by faith--when we believe in things we cannot see, and then act as if the things
   Chapter 40 - Believing and Doing - James 2:14-16 James was a practical man. He wanted a religion of deeds. "What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no dee
   Chapter 41 - The Power of the Tongue - James 3:1-12 The exhortation, "Not many of you should presume to be teachers" is a warning against the spirit which is always giving advice to peop
   Chapter 42 - The Heavenly Inheritance - 1 Peter 1:1-12 "To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered . . . who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father." It
   Chapter 43 - Beneficial Warnings - 1 Peter 4:1-8 "Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is
   Chapter 44 - Sin and Salvation - 1 John 1:5 to 2:6 "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you." Everyone has a message from God to announce to men. John had hea
   Chapter 45 - God's Love in the Gift of His Son - 1 John 4:7-16 "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does
   Chapter 46 - Jesus Appears to John - Revelation 1:9-20 Jesus appears here to John in his banishment and reveals to him many things which John was to write and send to the churches. The
   Chapter 47 - Heavenly Worship - Revelation 5 John describes his vision most vividly. "Then I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne--a scroll with writing on both side
   Chapter 48 - The Saints in Heaven - Revelation 7:9-17 "After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and lan
   Chapter 49 - The Heavenly Home - Revelation 22:1-10 In the early pages of the Bible, we have the story of paradise lost. In the closing chapters, we have paradise regained. Between
   Chapter 50 - The Great Invitation - Revelation 22:11-21 "Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do ri

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