Commentary of St John’s First Epistle by J.J. Lias

John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment

John James Lias [1834-1923] contributed a number of commentaries in the Cambridge Bible for Schools series. By way of contrast this is a more detailed treatment of First John with the preacher in mind.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1887. Hbk. pp.424. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]


  • Preface
  1. Introduction
  2. The Word of Life
  3. The Message
  4. The Forgiveness of Sins, and its Results
  5. Darkness and Light
  6. The Appeal to the Christian
  7. The Object of the Appeal—Love’s Not the World
  8. The Work of the Antichrist
  9. The Effects of Belief in the Truth
  10. Rejection and acceptance of God’s Revelation
  11. The Blessing of Abiding in the Truth
  12. The Righteousness of Christ to be Manifested in Us
  13. The Privileges of the Christian
  14. The Future of the Children of God
  15. Purity by Abiding in Christ
  16. True Holiness
  17. Love the Sign of the Believer
  18. Passing From Death Unto Life
  19. Christian Assurance
  20. Spiritual Influence
  21. Love a Divine Gift
  22. Teaching of Christian Experience
  23. Character of Christian Experience
  24. Source of the Life of Love
  25. Union with Christ
  26. The Three Witnesses
  27. Conclusion of the Epistle

Transactions of the Congregational Historical Society Now Online

Transactions of the Congregational Historical Society

The primary purpose of Theology on the Web is to make Biblical scholarship accessible to Bible students and ministers at no cost. However, over the years a secondary purpose has developed, that of providing an online archive for historical societies from various denominations. Here you will find resources by Baptist, Wesleyan and United Reformed Church historians and researchers. To this list I am happy to announce the addition of the complete run (1901-1971) of the Transactions of the Congregational Historical Society – 21 volumes, 119 issues and around 1,000 articles. My thanks to the kind permission of the United Reformed Church Historical Society, who hold the copyright. These scans were made from the set of the journal held in Spurgeon’s College Library.

Click here to access the table of contents for this journal and download its contents

The Transactions include material on a wide range of subject relating to nonconformist churches. You will find articles on Selina Countess of Huntingdon, John Bunyan and Richard Baxter.

24 Hours with Spurgeon, 8th-9th May 2020

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Spurgeon’s College is passionate about training men and women for Christian mission, ministry and leadership in the contemporary world. We are also passionate about Charles Haddon Spurgeon, our founder and the most popular Christian preacher in the Victorian world.

At this time of pandemic like all charities Spurgeon’s College is affected financially by the Coronavirus, and therefore we are raising money to continue Spurgeon’s work and continue his legacy so that our students can continue to train and preach the good news of the Christian gospel.

Therefore on Friday 8th May from 9am BST, the College and its friends from around the world will be reading from Spurgeon’s sermons, letters and other works for 24 hours. Through this we want to remind people that Spurgeon’s words are still relevant today whilst raising money to continue Spurgeon’s legacy.

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UK TimeUS TimeReader’s NameInstitution/RoleReadingHost
0900 Dr Philip McCormackSpurgeon’s College“Joy and Peace in Believing”Revd Helen Stokley
0930 Dr Tom BreimaierSpurgeon’s College“The Power of Christ Illustrated by the Resurrection”Revd Helen Stokley
1000 Revd Beth PowneyEastern Baptist Association“Verily, Verily”Revd Helen Stokley
1030 Revd Stuart DavisonSouth Eastern Baptist Association“Comfort those Whose Prayers are Feeble”Revd Helen Stokley
1100 Revd Lynn GreenGeneral Secretary, BUGB“Heart’s-Ease” (A Cholera Sermon)Revd Helen Stokley
1130 Dr Kang-San TanGeneral Director, BMSExcerpt From “The Soul Winner”Revd Helen Stokley
1200 Dr Stephen WrightSpurgeon’s College“Christ the Creator”Revd Helen Stokley
1230 Revd Phil BarnardLondon Baptist Association“Perfect Sanctification”Revd Helen Stokley
1300 Revd Helen StokleySpurgeon’s College“God’s Thoughts of Peace”Revd Helen Stokley
1330 Revd Mike WhiteSenior Pastor, The Tab ChurchSpurgeon’s Conversion StoryRevd Helen Stokley
1400 Leoné MartinSpurgeon’s CollegeExcerpt from “The Sword and the Trowel” 1874Revd Helen Stokley
1430 Mr Ross HendrySpurgeons Children CharitySpurgeon’s Orphanage WorkRevd Helen Stokley
1500 Dr Krish KandiahFounding Director of Home For Good“Heirs of God”Dr Philip McCormack
1530 Dr Ruthlyn BradshawSenior Pastor, New Life Assembly Fellowship of Churches“The Throne of Grace”Dr Philip McCormack
1600 Revd Dotha BlackwoodSpurgeon’s CollegeExcerpt From “The Greatest Fight in the World”Dr Philip McCormack
1630 Revd Peter KerridgeCEO, Premier Radio“On Conversion as our Aim”Dr Philip McCormack
1700 Rev Cham Kaur-MannDirector, Next LeadershipExcerpt from “The Sword and the Trowel” 1881Dr Philip McCormack
1730 Revd Seidel Abel BoanergesSpurgeon’s College“A Call to the Unconverted”Dr Philip McCormack
18001300Dr Elijah BrownGeneral Secretary, BWA“Our Urgent Need of the Holy Spirit”Dr Philip McCormack
1830 Dr Peter MordenSenior Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church“All and All in All”Dr Philip McCormack
19001100Pastor Rick WarrenSaddleback Church, Purpose Driven NetworkPressures in MinistryDr Philip McCormack
19301430Dr Michael DuduitAnderson University, USA“Belief in the Resurrection”Dr Philip McCormack
20001500Dr Kris BarnettAnderson University, USAExcerpt from “Speeches at Home and Abroad”Dr Philip McCormack
20301530Revd Mike WillmerSenior Pastor: First Baptist Church, New Castle, PA“Adoption—the Spirit and the Cry”Dr Philip McCormack
21001300Dr Geoff ChangMidwestern Baptist SeminaryLost Sermons of CH SpurgeonDr Tom Breimaier
21301530Ed RomineMidwestern Baptist SeminaryLost Sermons of CH SpurgeonDr Tom Breimaier
22001600Dr Jason DuesingMidwestern Baptist SeminaryLost Sermons of CH SpurgeonDr Tom Breimaier
22301630Garrett SkrbinaMidwestern Baptist SeminaryLost Sermons of CH SpurgeonDr Tom Breimaier
23001700Phillip OrtMidwestern Baptist SeminaryLost Sermons of CH SpurgeonDr Tom Breimaier
23301730Dr Madison TrammelB&H AcademicLost Sermons of CH SpurgeonDr Tom Breimaier
23591900 (EST)Patrick BrownPhD candidate, Edinburgh University12.4 “The Bliss of the Glorified”Dr Tom Breimaier
00301830Dr Gregg QuiggleMoody Bible InstituteSpurgeon & MoodyDr Tom Breimaier
01001900Dr Winfred NeelyMoody Bible Institute‘‘Grace abounding’’Dr Tom Breimaier
01301930Dr Timothy LarsenWheaton CollegeThe First Christmas CarolDr Tom Breimaier
02002000Dr David FilsonWestminster Theological Seminary‘‘The Work of the Holy Spirit’’Dr Tom Breimaier
02302030Dr Ashish VarmaMoody Bible Institute11.1 “The Shameful Sufferer”Dr Tom Breimaier
0300 Dr Bruce PassBrisbane School of Theology3.2 “The Word a Sword”Dr Philip McCormack
0330 Jonathan WeaverMission AviatorSpurgeon & MissionDr Philip McCormack
0400 Revd Karen SigginsLead Pastor, Lesmurdie Baptist Church3.4 “How to Read the Bible”Dr Philip McCormack
0430 Dr Michael O’NeilVose Seminary4.1 “A  Far-Reaching Promise”Dr Philip McCormack
0500 Revd Monica O’NeilVose Seminary7.3 “Concerning Prayer”Dr Philip McCormack
0530 Dr Brian HarrisVose Seminary1.3 “A World-Wide Welcome”Dr Philip McCormack
0600 Dr David CohenVose Seminary8.2 “Comforted and ComfortingDr Philip McCormack
0630 Dr Darrell JacksonWhitley College3.3 Excerpt from “The Greatest Fight in the World”Dr Philip McCormack
0700 Dr David StarlingWhitley College11.3 “Lama Sabachthani?”Dr Philip McCormack
0730 Dr Tom BreimaierSpurgeon’s College10.3 “The Peace of God”Dr Philip McCormack
0800 Revd Seidel Abel BoanergesSpurgeon’s College6.2 Excerpt from “S&T” 1874Dr Philip McCormack
0830 Dr Philip McCormackSpurgeon’s College12.3 “God Rejoicing in the New Creation”Dr Philip McCormack
C H Spurgeon in 1891