These lectures, which were followed up by a series of discourses on the divine attributes, are reckoned models for the exposition of the Holy Scriptures. This little gem teaches how to begin the day with God, how to spend the day with God, and how to end the day with God. You will find him to be glittering with metaphors, rich in analogies, overflowing with illustrations, and superabundant in reflections. Spurgeon "Follow Henry's counsel and your practice of prayer will be changed forever, and thus also your experience of communion with God. For as Henry rightly says, 'those who live without prayer, live without God in the world.
Ligon Duncan ""The way we maintain our prayer lives is the great practical fundamental of our Christianity. This was the strength of the English Puritans. Here in this work by Matthew Henry we have the nitty-gritty. Sprague These volumes trace the Presbyterian Pulpit from the earliest days of the country until the early 's. This three volume hardcover set is very difficult to find and you can purchase all three volumes for less than you could purchase one volume from antiquarian sellers. Here is a rich hoard of biography, church history, and best of all, specimens of the preaching of the early generations of America's Presbyterian and Reformed ministers, who exercised a degree of influence over the life of our nation unsurpassed and seldom equalled by any who came after them.
No accurate or profound understanding of what Presbyterianism was down to the middle decades of the 19th century, or the place it filled in American life, is possible without consulting the Annals. Every Christian will derive great profit as well from reading the biographical sketches of these highly educated, gifted and devout men of God.
Ray B. By recording, often from personal acquaintances, key information about a wide range of clergymen in early American history, Sprague made it possible to peer much further into the day-by-day lives of the churches. This reprinting of the volumes dealing with Presbyterian ministers should be welcome to all students of early American history, but especially by those who desire a sense of how religious life 'on the ground' was carried out.
Noll, Professor of History, Wheaton College IL "Annals of the Presbyterian Pulpit is a unique, sterling encyclopedia of Presbyterian preachers by a great historian that not only provides valuable biographical summaries of well-known preachers, but, most importantly, offers a gold mine of information on less known luminaries long forgotten in the annals of church history.
Mason to Eliphalet W. Spencer, Albert B. Spurgeon New Introduction by Erroll Hulse This impressive volume is a true celebration of the life of "The Prince of Preachers" with special focus on the last months of his life, his death and the twelve remarkable days which followed. This rare volume contains the very last addresses delivered by Spurgeon in the last month of his life.
Pierson on the mornings and evenings of Feb. I have collected such books for years but not yet owned this rare book. May the recovery of Spurgeon's memory lead many to the devotion to Christ which so marked his life! Iain H. Murray "The final days of C H Spurgeon's life were difficult ones, not only because of various physical complaints and the fog of depression that sometimes clouded his days, but also because of the fact that there seemed far too few who saw the dangers of liberalism eating away at the heart of evangelical witness. Spurgeon had fought a royal battle against this soul-destroying heresy in the Down-grade controversy, but it appeared that the battle had been a losing one.
In all of this, though, Spurgeon never shifted from the great hope that the kingdom of Christ would ultimately triumph. This new book deals with these final days of this great Christian warrior's life and it is thus of great encouragement for God's people in this day, for we too live in extremely difficult and trying times.
Surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, like the ever-faithful Spurgeon of this book, may we stand fast. Michael Haykin "Like many of us who have valued his life and teaching, I've visited Charles Spurgeon's gravesite. Thousand stood there on the actual day of his burial, just as I stood, full of amazement for such a life. This book, a rare one indeed, takes us back to those memorial days and will help us feel their beauty and significance. I'm thankful for such a book.
We should remember our heroes as a way of exalting Christ. And, we must imitate their faith. More importantly, because of the funerary contents, it will provoke reflection on the life and ministry of a choice servant of God, which may in turn prove to be of profound assistance to us as we assess the substance, faithfulness and intensity of our own Christian life and service.
To read this gem will leave the reader moved to worship the source of all truth, God Himself. That even after his misrepresentation by his peers, Spurgeon generated such amazing response even in his death bears testimony to the power and depth of his influence. This volume shows that the power of the gospel is pervasive in every area of life and pursued with faithfulness will change the landscape of culture and Christian ministry. Tom Nettles This extremely rare volume is an amazing triubute to a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. No one can read this and not be moved to love the Lord whom Spurgeon loved and served to the very last breath.
Gresham Machen, Edited by John H. Skilton The chief feature of this volume is that it makes available in convenient form the "Notes on Biblical Exposition" which Dr. Students at Westminster Seminary have made profitable use of these Notes on Galatians - by following them, with minor inconveience, through bound periodical volumes; but for many others who might greatly benefit from them, they have long been inaccessible.
Here you will find a master exegete opening up important and essential meterial to help undertsand the import of the great Apoostle on this vital portion of Scripture. As Galatians has again become a battleground for theological controversy over the nature of the gospel, Dr Machen's exegetical insight and theological sturdiness provide wise and careful guidance for a new generation of Bible students.
Written for a previous generation it continues to speak to the contemporary one. Sinclair Ferguson "Dr. Machen was a master at crystal clear teaching and his work on Galatians is a good model of this gift. In a day of confused and confusing teaching on this Book, Dr. Machen reminds us of the dynamic power of this Gospel of justification by faith alone in Christ alone that is opened so richly by the Apostle Paul. It is written with delightful clarity and incidentally introduces us to what Machen did very well, teach the New Testament to students at Princeton and Westminster Seminaries. It is wonderfully lucid; a pleasure to read; a model for anyone who preaches the Bible.
Especially the introductory chapters are needed nowadays. Gresham Machen is perhaps best known for his defense of Christianity and especially for his articulate advocacy of confessional Reformed theology. By training, however, he was a New Testament scholar and by practice he was a biblical exegete of the first order. This little work on Galatians is still useful as a witness to Machen's clear-headed insight into the nature and message of Paul's letter to the Galatians. This witness seems particularly relevant in the midst of the current confusion surrounding Paul and the doctrine of justification.
Scott Clark The late John H. Skilton did a great service to the church by getting this material from various places and putting it all conveniently in one place. Sprague In the language of Dr. Sprague, "This is a work that will bear to be read more than once, and each successive reading wiil be likely to reveal some new gem of thought, which, in the general mass of excellence, had been overlooked before.
It is a book suitable for the husband to present to his wife, the mother to her daughter, and the brother to his sister; and the more widely it is circulated, the better for the country and the world. It is just such a book as the times demand. It presents to the female mind incentives to live for something more noble than to flit like a butterfly in the sunshine of capricious admiration. We recommend it to the careful perusal of all our patrons. We commend the work most cordially to mothers, sisters, and daughters. Blackburn This volume examines the tragic account of Absalom, the son of David who became David's betrayer.
William M. Blackburn does a masterful job setting out the biblical narrative in a way that is both informative and captivating. Blackburn originally preached this material during his exposition of 2 Samuel 13 - 19, but expanded and adapted that material for this powerful publication. In the Author's Preface we are told: "The record of Absalom's life in 2 Samuel 13 - 19 is as clear and concise as if written by the court-prophet Nathan.
It has no parallel to it in Chronicles, and stands alone as a graphic piece of inspired Hebrew literature. In one view it is a vivid biography of the young man Absalom, the prodigal son of the Old Testament, who perished in his sins. In another view it is a sacred tragedy, full of most striking pictures of human nature, varied with deeply laid plots, enriched by frequent changes of scene, and enlivened by a great diversity of characters. For the study of the motives, policies, principles, and characters of evil and designing men, there are few portions of Scripture more profitable.
Rarely do seven chapters furnish such a group of bold actors, such a record of great crimes against God and men, and such signal divine judgments upon the wicked. A father's sins are intensified in some of his children, and bring the sword into his own house. There are shown to us some of the plainest lessons upon family government, family trials, and family judgments.
It is not only as a king that David is sorely afflicted, but as a father. Those who magnify his faults should justly remember his very great and very many trials. In no other part of his reign did he exhibit more wisdom, tenderness, and greatness in adversity.
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We have also kept in view the gospel light afforded by these seven chapters, for in the depths of David's heart we see an illustration of the boundless love of God, and in his sorrows he stands as a type of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was the favour which the original lectures received from those who heard them, that prompted the author to commit them to the press, and the volume is now laid at the feet of Him who sits upon David's throne, for only with His blessing can it be of any service in securing a further allegiance to the King of kings.
Such a commentary from a writer of that calibre can only be a blessing to all who get it. These eighteen messages are packed with solid exegetical and practical material. Highly recommended for both the minister and the educated layman, this reliable guide to Esther remains unsurpassed until today. Davidson says of Dr.
McCrie: 'There is an ancient fable. In his Lectures upon the book of Esther, he has certainly left little for any to say who may come after him. It is considered by many to be the best commentary ever written upon this book of Holy Scripture. Yet he tell us, "I consulted with my reverend brother's book, and when I found at any point at large discussed by him, I either omitted it or mentioned it very briefly; so that his labours will be necessary to supply the weakness of mine.
We welcome the republication of this outstanding commentary.
It is a tribute to the foresight of the publishers that they are making it available to a new generation of Bible students and teachers. It powerfully exhibits Jenkyn's piety and learning. In my opinion it ranks as one of the best in the old Nichols series. James Sherman, editor of the edition, wrote the following: "The following Exposition is the most considerable of Jenkyn's works, and exhibits his piety, diligence and learning.
It was delivered at Christ Church, Newgate Street, in the ordinary course of his ministry, and met with great acceptance; two editions having been published during the life of the author, both of which have been carefully collated for the present publication. The editor believes that, from the great pains taken to render the work perfect, few errors have escaped detection. He now commits it to the favor of God, who, judging from the testimonies received from many ministers, has crowned the Exposition previously published with a large share of his blessing.
One thing the reader may be assured of, that whether he should coincide in opinion with the author or not, he will find nothing in the volume calculated to wound the most delicate feelings. A spirit of meekness and kindness, eminently characteristic of the writer, pervades the whole. It contains a wealth of "affectionate advice" from the heart of a Christian minister who spent his life seeking to "present every man and woman complete in Christ.
This ten page letter demonstrates the seriousness with which the marriage union was treated in a former day. The book is, indeed, but little known on this side of the water; but the extract on Evander and Theodosia from Chapter Five will give no unfavourable impression of its merits, both as it regards the sentiments it contains, and the manner in which those sentiments are delivered.
We cannot too earnestly recommend the present performance to the perusal of every one who wishes to form a just estimate of the duties belonging to the married state. This second American edition is respectfully recommended to the clergy of all denominations, as a valuable and unexceptionable present to young heads of families. An Exposition of the Ten Commandments. Hopkins in this exposition searches the heart thoroughly, and makes very practical application of the Commandments to the situations and circumstances of daily life.
His homely eloquence will always make his works valuable. Spurgeon, from 'Commenting and Commentaries" One of the very best expositions of the Ten Commandments ever published. This American Tract Society edition was very highly prized in the 19th century. In the Notice given by the Tract Society we are told: "As a divine, Bishop Hopkins was one of the sound theologians to which the Reformation gave birth, and he unequivocally and openly held and inculcated the pure doctrines of the Reformers, opposed as they are to the pride and passions of unsanctified men.
On the difficult questions concerning ther grace of God and the obligation of man, he adopted those views which most naturally reconcile with one another the declarations and exhortations of Scripture. Few writers have entered so unequivocally into the extent of man's responsibility, and at the same time so strongly insisted on the sovereignty, and so graphically described the operations of divine grace.
Ezekiel Hopkins's writings represent the cream of Puritan literature. All of his books are practical, clear, eloquent, persuasive, personal, and experiential. His Ten Commandments is his best and most famous work. In a manner that is astonishingly contemporary, he plumbs the depths of the soul. For example, in dealing with the sixth commandment, he dwells on pride as one of its motivating sins, then says, 'Pride is the fruitful mother of many vices, but it nurseth none with more care and tenderness than it does anger.
The proud man is the greatest self-lover in the world; he loves himself without a rival. Let it inform your mind, prick your conscience, move your soul, touch your affections, and persuade your will. Tyng "Light at Evening Time is a practical handbook that provides biblical counsel on virtually every area that concerns the elderly. Written by the cream of our church fathers and Reformed forebears, this book is an outstanding collection of treasures for those facing the challenges of senior years.
Seniors would profit greatly by reading it once a year. This Large Print Volume contains more than contiributions all quite brief from dozens of godly authors including; Augustine, Thomas Adams, J. Spurgeon, Jeremy Taylor, A. Wesley, William Wilberforce, and Mary Winslow.
There is but one light to this dark and sinful world. That is the gracious Savior, who visited this world for its full redemption, and who gave to its fallen, wandering ones the infallible assurance that whosoever 'followeth him shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Good One of the promising tendencies in the sphere of present-day religious life, especially among the young people, is the growing interest in the study of the history of the Christian Church. And if truth is never more potent than when it is seen incarnated in human life, surely the study of the great Reformers of the sixteenth century, the leaders in that wondrous anabasis that brought the Church out of her medieval tutelage into the spacious liberties of the modern era, will ever be an effective means for the deepening and enriching of our conception of what Christianity is and what it may become.
I therefore heartily welcome this "Mission Study Manual on the Reformation. He has succeeded in sketching the careers and achievements of the Reformers with admirable simplicity, clearness and conciseness, and in maintaining a due proportion among the varied elements of the outline as a whole. The style is frequently brightened with picturesque and dramatic touches and with references to historic landmarks and memorials that reveal the sympathetic interest of the narrator as an eyewitness.
After the approved fashion in works of this sort, each chapter is followed by a series of questions designed to bring out the salient features of the text for the purpose of a class review.
As explained in the Preface, the book is adjusted to the specific purpose of stimulating popular interest in the study of the Reformation considered primarily, though not exclusively, as an evangelistic and missionary enterprise. We congratulate the author on the completion of this Manual on the eve of the four hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, and express the hope that the book may be widely useful in spreading the knowledge of the Church of that period, and by this means furthering the kingdom of our Lord and Savior in our own day.
Frederick W. Princeton Theological Seminary, May 15, Richard C. Reed, D. Those who heard the lectures asked for their publication, and appointed the undersigned to carry into effect their wishes. The manuscript was secured from Dr. Reed, and, by the good offices of the Presbyterian Committee of Publication, they are now given to the public.
We hereby commend these lectures to all seekers after truth, believing that in them they will find helpful and trustworthy guidance. Hutton, Chairman J. Wells Geo. Cornelson J. Vander Meulen Geo. Here is a thorough opening of the central principles of the Gospel--without the corrosive errors so often found in modern presentations of this glorious theme, and well-delivered in a way that is God-centered and God-honoring. Robert Martin, Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington; Editor of Reformed Baptist Theological Review "It would be difficult to mention any single work in which the glorious plan of man's redemption is more fully and clearly exhibited, than in Dr.
The writer recollects with pleasure and gratitude, that when he was first led to attend with interest to theological subjects, this work fell into his hands, and was read with' profit and delight; and now, after the lapse of forty years, he has again perused it with unmingled approbation ; and he can scarcely conceive of any better method of exhibiting the doctrines of the gospel, than that which is here pursued. It is no small recommendation of this work, that it will be found well adapted to Christians of all evangelical denominations.
The controversial spirit is excluded, and the precious truths of the Bible are presented in a manner which will command the approbation of all who possess a truly spiritual taste. Many doctrines, it is true, are here brought forward, which have often occasioned keen and acrimonious controversy; but in the hands of our author they have no other than a peaceful and practical bearing.
There still remains a rich abundance for the perpetual exercise of our spirits. The eternal word alone was able to perfect all things by once speaking. Human words are but an echo that answers the voice of God, and cannot fully express its power, nor pass so immediately through the sense to the heart, but they must be repeated. May these discourses be effectual to inflame us with the most ardent love to our Saviour, who ransomed us with the invaluable price of his own blood; and to persuade us to live for heaven, the purchase of that sacred treasure, I shall forever acknowledge the divine grace, and obtain my utmost aim.
Bates' 'works; it embraces all points essential to the gospel; exhibits the same amiable spirit as that which breathes through the whole of his writing; and is at once calculated, it is presumed, to advance the interests of religion in general, and to confirm and edify the individual Christian.
Besides, a volume of this size may be procured by many, whose circumstances place the whole works beyond their reach. Matthews 'Letters on the Divine Purpose' have placed their author among the best standard theological writers of the present age. These articles on 'The Influence of the Bible' were first published in Sadly its circulation has been limited, but it only requires to become as well known as the other volume just mentioned, in order to make it as highly appreciated.
The two books together, like the two pillars, Jachin and Boaz, in Solomon's temple, are strong and valuable supports in the temple of truth, and a fitting memorial of a man whose talents, learning, piety, and usefulness entitle him to be held in lasting remembrance. The topic speaks its own importance, and the ability with which it is treated will be its passport to public acceptance and usefulness. The Memoir prefixed is well done, and will add to the value and interest of the book, as a memorial of one of the lights of our church. It is now, with the consent of the author, collected and published in this form, with the hope of diffusing more extensively the views which it expresses in regard to an important influence of the Sacred Scriptures.
The work, it will be perceived, is written in a chaste, correct, and manly style; and the argument is one which, it is believed, has not been extensively pursued in the common books on the character and design of the Bible. So prominent, and important is what may be called the decidedly religious influence of the Bible; so direct is its aim to secure the conversion and salvation of men; that its collateral, or incidental, influences are apt to be passed by or disregarded. The ministers of religion are, from the nature of their office, accustomed to present the former influence; and there have been few who have been qualified or disposed to appreciate the latter.
The Bible improves the understanding as it excites to self-examination, and exhibits wisdom and greatness. The style of Dr. Matthews is perspicuous and neat; very readable. Matthews was an able divine and a noble specimen of those intellectual and moral qualities which adorn human nature. He published but few works. This volume, from the character of its theme, would naturally draw forth the talents of the author, and to be appreciated, needs but to be read.
When it is understood and received in the love of it, the character, both intellectual and moral, will be improved ; and under its influence and its guidance, those habits will be formed on which the happiness and prosperity of civil society very much depend. Hart "It is a simple, but an accurate synopsis of the rudiments of the federal government; so well adapted to the apprehension of youth, as to leave nothing further to be desired, in the shape of a political manual. Every one of the more than two millions who are now entitled to vote, is called upon to decide questions of Constitutional law, as really and truly as is the Supreme Court of the United States.
But how many of all that number have ever read the Constitution? In what proportion of our Colleges, Academies, or Common Schools is it studied? In what system of education, whether public or private, in any part of the country, is a knowledge of the Constitution of the country made a requisite for graduation, or for admission from a lower school to a higher one?
Ask a number of boys at school almost any reasonable question in Geagraphy or History, and you will see dozens ready to reply without a moment's hesitation. But ask thtm what will be necessary, when they grow up, to entitle them to vote, what constitutes citizenship, what rights a citizen of one State has in another State, or any other simple and obvious question in regard to the Constitution of their country, and you will be met with a profound silence.
And is not a knowledge of his immediate personal rights and duties quite as important to the young American, as to be acquainted with a long catalogue of dead kings or distant cities? The main reason why the study of the Constitution has never yet been made a branch of Common School education is believed to be an entire misapprehension in regard to the nature and difficulty of the study.
There are, it is true, not a few passages in the Constitution, the proper construction of which has given rise to much discussion; and there are many nice points arising out of its more obvious provisions, requiring for their solution great natural abilities and profound legal erudition.
But it is still true, that the great majority of its clauses are as intelligible, and as easily remembered as most of the studies which now make an essential part in every system of education. What difficulty is there in a boy's learning that a Representative is chosen for two years, while a Senator is chosen for six, that a Representative must be twenty-five years old, while a Senator must be thirty, to know what body has the power to impeach, and what the power to try impeachments, in short to understand and recollect nine out of ten of all the provisions of the Constitution?
Is it one whit more difficult than to comprehend and recollect the various details of Geography and History, to give off-hand the position of Timbuctoo or the Tagus, or to know in what year Rome was founded or Csesar slain? The plan pursued in this little book is in accordance with the views here suggested. There has been no attempt to discuss knotty political questions, or to speculate upon abstract theories of government, but simply to present the Constitution itself, with such questions and answers, as might direct the attention of the learnor to its plain and obvious meaning.
The Constitution provides for the duties and rights of every day life, and is written in simple language almost entirely free from technical and profes. Is there any reason why children capable of learning, and teachers capable of teaching History and Geogra phy, might not intelligently study and teach all its material facts and provisions, as they are here presented. Hart - was an American author and educator. His health in early youth was delicate, and his physical strength small. He completed preparatory studies at Wilkes-Barre Academy, and entered the College of New Jersey at Princeton, now Princeton University , in , and was graduated in , with the highest honors of his class.
During the year following his graduation, he taught, as Principal of an Academy at Natchez, Mississippi, and in returned to Princeton and entered the Theological Seminary. He spent three years there, and was regularly graduated in During the last two years of his course, he filled the position of Tutor in the college. Professor Hart was licensed to preach the Gospel by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, August 4, , but having determined, after some years, to devote his life to literary and educational pursuits, his license was, at his own request, withdrawn by the Presbytery, October 19, Wines, and resigned his Professorship in the College.
He found this institution in a state of feebleness and placed it on a solid foundation of discipline, accomplishments and popular confidence-making it a representative American institution. In he received the degree of LL. He continued to be Principal of Central High School until 29 October , when he resigned in order to become Editor of the periodicals published by the American Sunday School Union, and in this connection he began the Sunday-school Times.
From to he also gave courses of lectures on English Literature in Princeton College. In he was elected Professor of Belles Lettres and English Literature in Princeton College, which chair he filled two years, returning near the end of to Philadelphia, where he resided until his death, engaged in literary pursuits. During the months preceding his last illness, he had been delivering a course of popular and instructive lectures on the works of Shakespeare.
About two months before his death, he suffered a severe fall upon an icy pavement in Chestnut Street, breaking his hip-bone and inflicting internal injuries. After much severe suffering, he died in Philadelphia, March 26, , at the age of sixty-eight. Hart was a man of quiet and retiring manners, yet social and sunny in his temperament, an enthusiast in the cause of education, a devoted Sabbath-school worker, of elegant culture, accurate and wide scholarship, author of many volumes, and possessing great force and earnestness of mind.
But above all, he was an humble, consistent and devout Christian, always seeking, like his Master, to do good. Yes, he wanted to lead his listeners and especially his own parishioners to the foot of the cross so that they would commit their lives to Christ, but that was just the beginning. He also wanted to raise up a generation of young people who would, through their faith and action, bring renewal to the church. Beyond that, even, his ultimate goal was to see the renewed church transform society and change the world. That was the need in nineteenth century France, and it is still the need today.
And it is tremendous to have this old classic study of Paul by Adolphe Monod, the great French preacher of the nineteenth-century, lay out for us the importance of Paul's teaching and life. I am thrilled to recommend this old classic newly translated into English. Michael A.
In this book, Monod shows himself to be a profound Pauline scholar of the highest order, setting forth the life of the great apostle as a worthy example for us learn from and follow. This insightful and challenging volume is a must read for every lover of the apostle Paul, but more importantly, every lover of Christ, whom Paul sought to imitate so closely. Adolphe Monod, the spearhead of the French RTveil, asks and answers this question with pertinence. The world would be incomparably poorer. Though writing in the nineteenth century, he has brought the Apostle Paul to life for our own times, and indeed for all the ages.
Contrary to popular images of Paul, this chief of the Apostles was a deeply feeling person, yet also a messenger of the Gospel whose God-given courage helped lay the foundation for the church as we know it. Once again, Constance K. Walker has faithfully translated this text in a way that loses nothing of the vividness of the original. This gem of a book is historically fascinating, theologically balanced, and a compelling inspiration for us to draw closer to the God of the Apostle Paul. No argument there. Yet what shall we do to seek the life of Christ and allow it to reanimate our lives?
Why not go back to St. Paul, whose theology became his biography? Why not return to the soul-stirring preaching of one man - a man called out by the risen Christ Himself - to guide us back to robust preaching, to fearless ministry, and to expectations that God will bless His Word, anoint our lips, save souls, transform lives, and establish His Kingdom? Why not return to a classic long due for translation and distribution for the English speaking church?
Constance Walker's new translation and editing of the classic Saint Paul by Adolphe Monod, a godly 19th century French divine who was influenced so powerfully by Erskine of Scotland, is exactly what we need to be reading. You will find that the nutrients of the Gospel in Monod's work on the Apostle provide instant relief from the current, Old Christendom, feckless theological contaminants. This is powerful stuff. It is the power unto salvation. My thanks to Solid Ground and to Constance Walker for lifting this up. We need it now more than ever.
Baird Jr. You will grow in Christ in new and different ways. You will see vividly what God's calling to you looks like. Monod was 'the Voice of the [19th century French] Awakening,' and as you read you'll know why. He asks the simple but arresting question: What was it that made Paul who he was? Why was he able to accomplish so much, so deeply? Are you thinking, it must have been just the right time for the gospel? Or, he must have had an amazing gift-package? Well, you're wrong, both times. It was a terrible time for the gospel, and Paul was weak in so many ways. He said that, over and over - yet we struggle to accept it.
But this book will do it for you. Then, you can look at your own calling, but not by looking at your gifts. You'll learn how the Lord delights to use you in your humanity, as he did Paul, weaknesses and all. Myers, the initial translator of this work, said the following about SAINT PAUL by Monod: "This book is unsurpassed in its department, in any language, for manly eloquence, thorough research, profound reflection, --a most earnest, glowing, and winning Christian spirit, united to an exact appreciation of the great Apostle's character and work,--and a wise and cautious, but bold and unflinching, application of his teachings to the times in which we live.
His published sermons and essays have been widely circulated for over years. As long as we find ourselves alive in this world of sin and misery, and experience the daily battle with the world, the flesh and the devil, this psalm will minister to the child of God. Candlish, although a scholar, approaches this portion of Scripture as a child. His words came from his heart and they thus speak to the heart. We have included the first couple paragraphs of all four messages below so that you can taste and see for yourself.
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Spurgeon said of him, ""A man hardly needs anything beyond Candlish. He is devout, candid, prudent and forcible" Dr. Robert Paul Martin added, "Psalm 51 needs to be familiar ground for every pilgrim to Zion. David's confession of his sin and prayer for divine grace is exemplary in its scope and pointedness. Many are the occasions when we need to pray as he did. Robert Candlish has given us a helpful exposition of this psalm which not only informs our understanding but prods us to imitate David's repentance in those seasons when we should deal honestly with God concerning our sins.
Mike Renihan said, "Take up and read to improve your soul. As Candlish wrote, 'You will be getting more and more of an insight into God's marvelous grace and love, and proving more and more thoroughly the blessedness of a full, as well as a free, forgiveness; of complete reconciliation; of perfect peace. It is the psalmist's ordinary way; to begin with an outburst of feeling; and then go on to explain more leisurely the experience which led up to it.
So is it here. His cry is for mercy; "God be merciful to me a sinner. It is a simple casting of himself, sinner as he is, upon God. It is upon God, "according to his loving kindness, according to the multitude of his tender mercies," that he casts himself. The rich, and large, and bountiful grace of God is his only stay. He appeals to it in terms expressive of the most emphatic fullness of contrite conviction and believing confidence:"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. And they are the distinguishing features of this case; the case of one deeply, deplorably, fallen in sin; but yet hopeful.
For deep and deplorable as his fall has been, his faith does not fail. The Prayer Of A Broken Heart - Supplication for Full Cleansing: Psalm The particular pleading with God,--in detail, as it were,--in the verses on the consideration of which I now enter, fitly follows the penitent's profound and searching investigation of his own sin. There is an obvious difference between the prayer that precedes, and this which follows, that confession.
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The prayer which goes before is, as I have said, quite vague and general. The prayer which comes after is special, pointed, and precise. When my sin finds me out; when the cock crows; when I hear the voice "Thou art the man;" the shock of the sudden discovery to me of my guilt, under the eye of Jesus, "turning and looking on me," moves me to tears and prayer. It is prayer; perhaps for the first time truly prayer.
It is the abrupt cry,"Lord save me; I perish. But there comes a closer dealing with my soul; which I welcome and improve. And I turn from that soul-exercise again to God. I plead with him more in detail, about my case. And my detailed pleading, in renewed prayer, corresponds to the detailed penetential exercise out of which it arises and proceeds.
He has been confessing his sin, without reserve or guile. He has been seeking a thorough cure for a deep disease. He has been considering his case in all the views of it which a spiritually awakened conscience can suggest. His sin is ever before him; as now really painful and offensive to himself. It is seen in the light of the glory of God; his glory as--first, the sovereign Lord; secondly, the Holy One; and thirdly, the righteous Judge. Sin is rebellion against his sovereignty. It is loathsome in his sight. It is righteously judged and condemned. Nor is this all.
In its source and essence, this sin is original; birth-born; natural; inherent in the fallen constitution which he inherits. In all these views of it, he is enabled to pray for deliverance. He asks to be purged, cleansed, quickened. And now, with the restored joy of God's salvation, giving me the confidence of being upheld by a free spirit, I ask if anything can be done by me; if anything lies before me; that may prove my penitence for the past, and occupy my recovered strength of joy and liberty for service now?
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My own case might well engross, and must engross, my attention when I first awaken to a sense of what it really is; a case all but desperate; critical for weal or woe; and that forever. But having spread out my case before God; and accepted his manner of dealing with it; I may now look more abroad. I have leisure now to think, in my new character, of the claims of my fellow men ver. The Prayer Of A Broken Heart - Its Present Sacrifice And Final Prospect: Psalm The first impulse of the restored penitent, when the case as between him and his God is settled, is to go forth from his closet, the secret place of his God,--where the covenant of peace through atoning blood has been ratified as a personal transaction,--and tell what great things the Lord has done.
That should and must be your immediate instinct. Many motives may prompt such action. You long to give vent to your emotions; and it is a relief to you to impart to others your sorrows and your joys; your late dismal fears, and your present blessed hopes. There is pleasure also in the communication of good tidings. And surely there is an earnest and eager desire to save the lost. For you cannot, if you are yourselves taken from the horrible pit, look with indifference on the state of your companions who are still sinking unconsciously in its miry clay. But over and above all these, there is a paramount consideration.
It is the conviction that you owe it to the "God of your salvation," to "show forth his praise. Spurgeon In Charles H. Watson was one of the most concise, racy, illustrative, and suggestive of those eminent divines who made the Puritan age the Augustan period of evangelical literature. He then tells us that Rev. George Rogers, principal of the Pastor's College, carefully superintended the issue of this edition, and in a note written to Spurgeon said: "I know of no work with so much sermon matter within the same compass.
In Howe, and Charnock, and Owen, we must often read much before we are tempted to close the book and think out a whole sermon, but Watson teaches us to make short work of it. The whole may be utilized. On this account it would be, I think, of great value to all our students who have pastorates. It is for their benefit, I suppose, you wished the reprint. All editions extant which we have seen, abound in errors and imperfections. These have been rectified, not entirely we fear, but in a degree as nearly approaching to accuracy as in a revision of another's composition could be expected. No alteration of sentiment has been made, but every shade of the author's meaning has been scrupulously retained.
Following the question and answer format of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, it offers sermons on the essential teachings of Christianity. It shows the author's deep understanding of spiritual truths and his ability to make them clear to anyone. Unlike most other systematic theologies, it weds knowledge and piety together, and can be used effectively in daily devotions. Spurgeon explained the reason for the Appendix in the closing words of his Preface: "As it would be most uncandid to suppress any part of an author's opinion, the chapter on Infant Baptism remains as it came from his pen; but our conscience could not allow us to issue it without inserting a statement of our own views as an Appendix.
We trust this method will commend itself to all; we knew not what fairer and more honest course to pursue. In more recent times Banner of Truth has published his work and entitled his exposition of the first 38 questions of the catechism The Body of Divinity, and then his two other sections have been published under the titles The Ten Commandments and The Lord's Prayer.
This one volume contains the complete contents of all three of those volumes and puts them conveniently in one book. Adolphe Monod's book on reading the Bible, I have had the greatest desire to express my enthusiasm for its contents, and to express my gratitude for its effect on me. Never had I seen so clearly the necessity, the obligation on us to read the Bible assiduously. William Edgar, from the Foreword "Lucile is a masterful work of popular apologetics told as charming personal fiction. The underlying story, however, is true.
All of the characters are persons known to Monod and still alive at the time of writing. Monod initially wondered whether the format of dialog and correspondence would please his readers. Even when Lucile was complete he was doubtful of its quality, especially in the second part. To his great astonishment, it was not only one of two winning entries in the contest; it soon became immensely popular.
Stunned by the acclaim it received, he did additional editing, which was included in later editions. Lucile went through one printing after another and was translated into English plus at least seven other languages. It was still popular more than forty years later and remains a classic work. In Schaff took his love for Christ and the Church and turned his efforts to a compilation of the great hymns of the Church down through the ages.
Hear his words from the Preface, "Christ is the centre of sacred art as well as of theology and religion From Him music has drawn its highest inspiration, and Handel transcended himself when he made 'Messiah' his theme. The sweetest lyrics of Zion in all ages celebrate the events of His life and the boundless wealth of mercy and peace that is treasured up in His person and work for every believer.
Many are familiar with Calvary Press' booklet "The Duties of Church Members to their Pastors", which is simply one chapter from this invaluable book. The response to this announced publication has brought forth a very encouraging response! A valuable and challenging book for every member of Christ's Church. Thus such subjects as Providence, Prayer and The Ten Commandments are illuminated with telling and sometimes fascinating narratives.
First published in , and passing through many editions in the last century, the book has been revised for greater usefulness today. SAMPLES: Matthew Henry, a little before his death, said to a friend, "You have been accustomed to take notice of the sayings of dying men: this is mine, That a life spent in the service of God, and in communion with Him, is the most comfortable and pleasant life that any one can live in this world. The punctuality of John Newton, while tide-surveyor at Liverpool, was particularly remarked. One day, however, some business had detained him, and he came to his boat much later than usual, to the surprise of those who had observed his former punctuality.
He went out in the boat as heretofore, to inspect a ship, but by some accident the ship blew up just before he reached it; and it appears, that if he had left the shore a few minutes sooner, he must have perished with the rest on board. It was remarked by one, 'If I have been honored to do any good in my day; if I have been of any use to the church of Christ, to my family, and to my fellow-creatures; if I have enjoyed any happiness in life and I am happy to say I have had a large share ; if I have any hope beyond the grave, and that hope I would not exchange for a thousand worlds-I owe all to the Bible.
A king was occasionally sent to some neighbouring senate in the character of a Spartan ambassador. Did he, when so sent, cease to be a king of Sparta, because he was also an ambassador? No; he did not divest himself of his regal dignity, but only added to it that of public deputation. So Christ, in becoming man, did not cease to be God; but though He ever was, and still continued to be, King of the whole creation, He acted as the voluntary servant and messenger of the Father.
Among the many whom George Whitefield was honored to be the means of converting to the knowledge and love of the truth, and who will be a crown of joy to him in the day of the Lord, it is perhaps not generally known that the celebrated James Hervey is to be mentioned. In a letter to Whitefield, Hervey expresses himself thus: 'Your journals, dear sir, and sermons, especially that sweet sermon on What think ye of Christ? Miller "If any 19th century American Christian writer warrants reprinting, it is J. His writing style is delightfully smooth, his insights are spiritual diamonds on every page, and his pastoral applications are delivered with the skill of a well-seasoned physician of souls.
The Devotional Life of the Sunday School Teacher is valuable not only for Sunday School teachers, but for all who are entrusted with any role in teaching others the things of God's grace. What a practical and devotional challenge to bring Christ to our students by our words and our deeds! The book will drive you to your Bible, your knees, and your classroom! Coupled with the publisher's biographical introduction, this little volume is a MUST read for all who wish to profit from an outstanding servant of a previous era.
I cannot commend it too highly. In a day in which much that passes in the name of Bible study, isn't marked by much Bible or much study, a voice from the past calls this generation of Bible teachers to God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated lessons. Miller rightly argues the key is not found in methods but in a Holy God, a holy life and God's Holy Word.
I urge every pastor to get this book, first read it himself, and then give it to everyone in his church who teaches the Bible. Miller , who was considered by many the most gifted and popular devotional writer of that era. This powerful little book has the potential to change the lives of multitudes through transforming the lives of the teachers in our Sunday Schools. Miller wrote in his Preface, "The real power in Sunday School teaching is not in methods The faculty submitted essays that demonstrated the spiritual atmosphere that permeated that beloved and blessed institution that trained men for gospel ministry from the world over.
Outstanding articles are here from men like B. Warfield, J. Calhoun "Here is scholarship at its best, written with a passion for the truth and a deep concern to instruct, nourish and guard the church of Christ. A 'must-have' addition to the bookshelves of thoughtful 21st century Christians!
I'm grateful it is finally being brought back into circulation. The chapters on seminary training and homiletics are timeless, as is Warfield's moving testimony on Christ's emotional life. This is a must read for seminary students and ministers, and will be of great value to thoughtful believers. Beeke "Throughout its first century, Princeton Theological Seminary was the only American seminary which any significant number of students from outside the United States attended.
The care in biblical exegesis, intellectual engagement, and theological argumentation displayed by the articles in this book demonstrates how that high reputation was won. Shedd This page book contains 20 sermons to the unconverted man. In the words of A. Hodge: "Dr.
Shedd's 'Sermons to the Natural Man' are, if not absolutely the best, yet of the very best doctrinal and spiritual sermons produced in this generation. We have known much of their power in convincing sinners, and in deepening, widening and exalting the experience of true Christians. Doctrinal preaching, though not in fashion, is the preaching that we need, and the preaching which always best vindicates itself when put to the test of practice.
And of all the examples of doctrinal preaching in this generation, the sermons of Dr. Shedd excel in many particulars. He grasps the very heart and soul of the truth. He holds it in its entirety with uncompromising loyalty; he states it with wonderful clearness and accuracy, and illustrates and applies it with singular facility and grace of style. They are pervaded by a vivid and profound conviction of the reality of spiritual things and of the solemn conditions under which human beings are placed in this transitory life. They are designed to promote self-reflection to deepen that consciousness of sin, which exists in some degree even in men who are most absorbed in the pursuit of the world.
One can hardly fail to be impressed, in reading these discourses, with the loftiness, the wide range and the impressiveness of religious truth. Shedd This page volume contains 26 sermons, and in the words of the author: "This volume is complementary to another, published in , under the title of 'Sermons to the Natural Man. In this, he would speak to the Christian heart. The former supposed original and unpardoned sin, and endeavored to produce the consciousness of it. The latter supposes forgiven and indwelling sin, and would aid in the struggle and victory over it. Appended to the volume is a sermon Stalker preached at an Ordination Service in It was Alexander Whyte who encouraged the publication of that sermon when it was first delivered.
After an Introductory Lecture, Stalker then divides his subject into four lectures using the Old Testament Prophets as examples, and then four lectures on the New Testament Apostles. As with all of Stalker's works there is both light and heat upon every page. Spurgeon said of this volume: "This is a delightful book, upon a glorious subject, by one who is better qualified to write it than any other man. With Mr. Stalker's 'Life of Christ' we were greatly pleased, and therefore we were prepared to welcome anything from his pen upon a kindred subject.
Our highest expectations were exceeded: this is an immortal book. Paul' have had a great vogue here and abroad. But this is a greater book than either, and fitted to exercise a still wider influence His thoughts are always arranged and expressed with exquisite order and lucidity, and he throws an occasiuonal plummet marvelously far into the depths of his subject.
But the power and beauty and life of the work mainly come from this, that the author has been in living contact with Christ and man. Taylor William Taylor was one of the very few men asked to deliver a second set of lectures at the Yale Lectures on Preaching. These were delivered in and were published, upon great demand, early the next year. In his own words: "My aim has simply been to put the preachers in the environment of their times, to bring out the characteristics by which they were distinguished, and to give point to such lessons from their work as may be useful in our own age.
Very rare! Each truth was to be like a little pillowsomething comforting and supportive to rest upon during the night. She teaches through vivid word pictures that bring everyday images to a child's mind, thus linking the spiritual to the child's world. This is child evangelism as it should be: plain, simple, truthful, without manipulation or deceit. A wonderful book to read to young children, and for them to read to each other as they grow older. Meek: Peter Grant is best known to Highlanders and Islanders as the composer of many Gaelic hymns of evangelical experience which have remained popular to the present day.
To countless generations, he has been acknowledged in Gaelic as Padraig G Add to Basket. By Coyne, Beulah S. Review: Sarah Tinsley has done an excellent job in writing Will Finds a Way in that she puts the text in language that a child can understand, as well as telling the story in rhyme to better remember. Kristen Dacus, captures the story beautifully with her illustrations.
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