HALF HOURS WITH ST. PAUL
AND
OTHER BIBLE READINGS


DSteele

BY

DANIEL STEELE, S.T.D.

Recent professor of New Testament Greek in Boston University.
Author of "Love Enthroned," Mile-Stone Papers," "Antinomianism
Revived," "Commentaries on Leviticus, Numbers, and Joshua,"
and Co-Author of "People's New Testament Com-
mentary," and Reviser of "Binney's Theo-
logical Compend Improved."


[c1894] 1895

Christian Witness Co.
Boston

[This text is in the public domain. Text scanning and formatting by Craig L. Adams.]




DEDICATORY

To My Two Sons in the Ministry of the Gospel,
To My Pupils in Three Universities,
To My People in Fifteen Pastorates,

AND

To All Saints Who Hunger After Righteousness,

THIS VOLUME,

In a Consciousness of Its Defects,

Is Prayerfully Inscribed,

AS A TOKEN

OF RESPECT AND IMPERISHABLE LOVE.



EDITOR'S NOTES: This book begins with several brief Bible study articles on the writings of the apostle Paul (Chapters 1-23). Then, it progresses to other Biblical topics, and includes some lengthy sermons. Taking advantage of unicode, I have put the actual Greek terms Steele mentions in the text — along with his original English transliterations (in parentheses). There is a copy of one of the early editions of this at openlibrary.org, if you'd like to compare this edition with the original.

The chapters of this book may be viewed online, either by using the hyperlink Table of Contents below or by using the navigation bar on the right.

— Craig L. Adams




CONTENTS





Prefaces & Prologue


Chapter:

I.
DID ST. PAUL PROFESS HOLINESS OR SIN?

II.
ST. PAUL'S USE OF TERMS IMPLYING HIS ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION.

III.
ST. PAUL'S FIRST PRAYER THE KEYNOTE OF HIS LIFE.

IV.
ST. PAUL'S PRAYER FOR THE FULLNESS OF GOD.

V.
ST. PAUL A PENDULUM BETWEEN PRAISE AND PRAYER.

VI.
ST. PAUL'S PRAYER AND GOD'S FATHERHOOD.

VII.
FOR WHAT DID ST. PAUL ASK PRAYERS FOR HIMSELF?

VIII.
ST. PAUL, THE MODEL CHRISTIAN.

IX.
ST. PAUL'S LOVE TO HIS ENEMIES PERFECT IN KIND.

X.
ST. PAUL CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST.

XI.
ST. PAUL'S PERFECT FAITH.

XII.
PERVERTED PAULINE TEXTS QUOTED AGAINST HOLINESS.

XIII.
STUMBLING-BLOCKS REMOVED.
SETTING AN ELECTRIC LIGHT IN THE SEVENTH CHAPTER OF THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS.

XIV.
ST. PAUL'S CLASSIFICATION OF THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH IN TWO CLASSES.

XV.
PRAYERS FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF BELIEVERS.

XVI.
ST. PAUL INVENTS STRONGER WORDS FOR COMPLETE DELIVERANCE FROM SIN.

XVII.
ST. PAUL'S NEW WORDS FOR SUPERABOUNDING GRACE.

XVIII.
ST. PAUL'S NEW PHRASES, — WITHOUT SIN, WITHOUT STUMBLING, WITHOUT SPOT, WITHOUT OFFENSE.

XIX.
ST. PAUL'S "ELECTION" IS UNTO SANCTIFICATION.

XX.
ST. PAUL MAGNIFIES THE MEANING OF PERFECTION.

XXI.
ST. PAUL'S DOCTRINE OF THE ANOINTING.

XXII.
ST. PAUL ARRANGES A BOUQUET OF CHRISTIAN GRACES.

XXIII.
ST. PAUL SHOWS THE CERTAINTY OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE.

XXIV.
SOME OF THE DIFFERENT MEANINGS OF THE WORD "FLESH."

XXV.
OLD TESTAMENT STUMBLING-BLOCKS REMOVED.

XXVI.
ENLARGEMENT OF HEART.

XXVII.
SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION.

XXVIII.
THE "OVERCOMETHS" IN THE REVELATION.

XXIX.
WHY DID MOSES VEIL HIS FACE?

XXX.
AN EXPOSITORY SERMON. (1 John 4:17, 18.)

XXXI.
SPIRITUAL DARKNESS

XXXII.
CONSCRIPT CHRISTIANS

XXXIII.
SEMI-SPIRITUAL CHRISTIANS

XXXIV.
THE TEN SPIES — AN EVIL REPORT

XXXV.
FAITH HEALING

XXXVI.
ST. JOHN INTERPRETED AND VINDICATED

XXXVII.
HOLINESS AND HUMANITY

XXXVIII.
THE QUALITIES OF A SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY

XXXIX.
THE FULL ASSURANCE OF FAITH