The Rock of Ages
... THE ROCK OF AGES. (Ninth Sunday after Trinity.) 1 Corinthians 10:4. They drank of
that Spiritual Rock which followed them; and that Rock was Christ. St. ...
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1 Cor. Ix. 24
... the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink
the same spiritual drink; for they drank of a spiritual Rock that followed ...
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John ix. 6, 7
... As Paul saith, "They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock
was Christ." ( 1 Corinthians 10:4.) As then Christ was the spiritual Rock ...
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Third Sunday Before Lent
... cloud and in the sea; 3 and did all eat the same spiritual food; 4 and did all drink
the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed ...
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The Promise Given to Peter not Restricted to Him, but Applicable ...
... For all bear the surname of "rock" who are the imitators of Christ, that is, of
the spiritual rock which followed those who are being saved,  that they ...
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The Story of Israel Crossing Jordan under Joshua is Typical of ...
... in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and drink
the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the spiritual rock which followed ...
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Christ the Water of Life.
... "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock
that followed them: and the rock was Christ" (I. Cor. x.4). ...
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Examples of the Various Styles, Drawn from the Teachers of the ...
...  Now this sign seems to indicate that the rock was a type of the body of Christ,
for it is written, They drank of that spiritual rock that followed them ...
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The Angel of the Everlasting Gospel.
... alone, but all the fathers "did eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the
same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed ...
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Perseverance of Saints.
... meat; 4. And did all drink the same spiritual drink; (for they drank of that spiritual
rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ); 5. But with many of ...
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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaSpiritual Rock
(pneumatike petra): Having a spiritual significance: supernatural, manifesting the power of the Divine Spirit; allegorically applied to Christ as fulfilling the type in the smitten rock in the desert, from which water miraculously burst forth to nourish the Israelites. A tradition current among the Jews affirms that this rock followed the people in their journeyings and gave forth a living stream for their supply. Paul made this ever-flowing rock a beautiful and accurate symbol of Christ: "The rock was Christ" (1 Corinthians 10:4).
Without the characterizing word "spiritual," this figurative term, with the same significance, is common to the Scriptures; applied
(1) to Yahweh, God: "Rock of his salvation," "their rock is not as our Rock" (Deuteronomy 32:15, 31); "Yahweh is my rock" (Psalm 18:2; compare Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 32:2 1 Samuel 2:2 2 Samuel 22:2);
(2) to the foundation-stone of Christian confession and testimony (Matthew 16:18; compare Ephesians 2:20 1 Corinthians 3:11 1 Peter 2:6-8), and thus to Christ Himself;
(3) in Christian hymnology to Jesus crucified and spear-pierced: "Rock of ages, cleft for me."
Dwight M. Pratt
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