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THE NEGLECTED BIBLE and SIXTEEN SHORT SERMONS
The Incredible Power of God's Word
Ichabod Spencer & The American Tract Society

The first article is entitled The Neglected Bible which was written by Ichabod Spencer (1798-1854) who served as a pastor in two churches during his lifetime. The incident recorded in this booklet took place while he was serving a church in Northampton, MA. Following this ministry he was called to a church planting effort in Brooklyn, NY where he remained for the rest of his life.

The Neglected Bible is taken from his best-selling book entitled A Pastor's Sketches: Conversations with Anxious Souls Concerning the Way of Salvation. This book contains over seventy-five accounts of Spencer's personal ministry to troubled souls under his care. These are authentic dialogues with people who needed guidance in spiritual matters. They are timeless snapshots that allow one to enter into the counseling chamber and learn how to speak to men and women, young and old alike, about the issues of eternity.

Sixteen Short Sermons is the second piece that makes up this life-changing booklet. It was written by an unknown clergyman in England, and was published by The American Tract Society in the early 19th century. It is mentioned several times in The Neglected Bible and was used by God to touch and change lives wherever it went. It contains, as the title suggests, sixteen one page sermons on the central themes of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

SIXTEEN SHORT SERMONS is one of the best Gospel Tracts ever written.

Spencer's article entitled THE NEGLECTED BIBLE and the Tract Society's Gospel Tract are here brought together for the very first time. They belong together!

"Ernest Reisinger would talk of the relationship of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Pilgrim's Progress. You find the doctrines stated so richly in the Confession but lived out in personalities, debates, trials and victories in Bunyan's great work. That is like the relationship between Charles Hodge and his Systematic Theology and his great contemporary Ichabod Spencer and his Pastor's Sketches. The great truths of historic Christianity are spelled out with lucidity and power by Hodge but to see them applied in evangelizing the lost and strengthening the weak Christian and distinguishing between the weak believer and the false professor there is no one in 19th century America who did it more movingly than Spencer. He makes high theology accessible and fills it with pathos." - Geoff Thomas


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LUCILE: Take & Read
A Classic Apologetic on Holy Scripture
Adolphe Monod

"Lucile was certainly a powerful apologetic at the time it was written. In June of 1842, just after it was published, Baroness de Clarac wrote to AdFle Babut, MonodĘs sister, the following comment: 'Since the fall, as I have been reading Mr. 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 . . . for in it I found that by conforming to its pressing injunctions, I discovered consolations and lights I had never had hitherto.' Why should this book not affect us the same way today?" - Dr. 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." - Constance Walker, editor and translator

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Living in the Hope of Glory, Adolphe Monod (P&R Publishing, 2002) "Monod's dying testimony is instructing, enriching, inspiring." - RICK PHILLIPS

An Undivided Love, Adolphe Monod (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2009) "With unequaled passion and clarity he brings the unassuming listener not merely to the foot of the cross, but to Jesus himself." - WILLIAM EDGAR

Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness, Adolphe Monod (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2010) "A masterpiece, bringing together profound comfort, realistic understanding, practical wisdom, and heavenly glory." - JOEL BEEKE

Woman, Her Mission and Her Life, Adolphe Monod (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2011) "You will wonder how any man could be so astute, so tender, so frank, and so inspiring in speaking to his Christian sisters." - REBECCA CLOWNEY JONES

Saint Paul, Adolphe Monod (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2012) "It is tremendous to have this classic study of Paul lay out for us the importance of Paul's teaching and life." - MICHAEL A. G. HAYKIN


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THE SPIRIT WITHIN YOU
The Church's Neglected Possession
J.I. Packer and A.M. Stibbs

"This is vintage Packer and as an added bonus he has teamed up with another superb author, Alan Stibbs, on a subject that is still of vital concern: the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Here we find a balanced and biblical discussion of what is the greatest gift God has given us, namely the indwelling Spirit, whose inhabitation was purchased through the Lord Jesus' bitter death and glorious resurrection. Time has only increased the value of this small classic, thankfully now coming back in print." - Michael A G Haykin, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

"The authors of this book approach their theme with the conviction that 'the gift of the Spirit to indwell God's people, corporately and individually, is the supreme and crowning blessing held forth by the Gospel.' Yet as they frankly acknowledge, the doctrine of the Spirit is tragically neglected by the Church in our day, while in some quarters strange and distorted views about the Spirit's operations are being propagated and are gaining ground.

In face of this situation they set out to examine afresh what the Bible has to say about this vitally important subject. But what they offer here is no mere academic study. They seek to relate the biblical teaching to the contemporary situation and to clarify certain issues - more especially by the Penecostal movement." - from the Introduction

FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1967 THIS IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction by Philip E. Hughes and Frank Colquhoun

1. GOD'S CROWNING GIFT

2. WIDESPREAD MISUNDERSTANDING

3. GOVERNING SANCTIONS

4. THE PENECOSTAL GIFT

5. RECEIVING THE SPIRIT

6. WALKING BY THE SPIRIT

7. THE FULNESS OF THE SPIRIT

8. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH

9. THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT

10. ASSURANCE AND HOPE

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THE SPIRIT WITHIN YOU: The Church's Neglected Possession by J.I. Packer & A.M. Stibbs

THE PERSON & WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT by Benjamin B. Warfield

THE OFFICE & WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT by James Buchanan

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LEGACY OF A LEGEND: The Spiritual Wisdom of Edward Payson
Edward Payson

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Edward Payson (1783-1827) (Elizabeth Prentiss' father) was one of the greatest pastors and preachers of the early decades of America. This book is a compilation of his wise sayings about subjects like Love of God, Wisdom of God, The Folly of Unbelief, Man's Utter Dependence, Compassion and Condescension of Christ, and dozens of others.

"I highly recommend Legacy of a Legend. After reading it for myself and finding a treasure house of comfort and instruction for my own soul, we began to read it at our prayer meeting before we went to prayer. It flows so freely from the heart of Payson to the listener as it is full of scriptural truths without being laden with scriptural references. We have found it to be used by Holy Spirit to lead us in a more sincere time of prayer." - Andy Montoro, Pastor Oak Grove Baptist Church, Middleburg FL.

"Among the preachers of previous eras, Edward Payson stands tall. His profound meditation on God's Word gave his preaching and writing an unction that can lead men and women to be taken up more and more with the glorious being that is the triune God. Highly recommended." - Michael A.G. Haykin

"The wisdom of Edward Payson transcends time and place. Through his writings, and the writings of his daughter Elizabeth Prentiss, his legacy reaches over the centuries and graces our generation." - Susan Hunt

"This treasure is a miniature yet veritable Reformed systematic theology applied to mind and soul. Buy this book and read it slowly. Use it as a daily devotional. Meditate on small dosages. You will be well rewarded and concur that here is practical divinity in its purest form." - Joel Beeke

"Edward Payson entered deeply into the love of Christ, and reflected it to an eminent degree. Reading this book will surely bring blessings to the churches of our day." - Iain Murray

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THE WORD OF GOD AND THE REFORMED FAITH
The Addresses of the Second American Calvinistic Conference of 1942
Oswald Allis, Louis Berkhof, John DeVries, Harold Ockenga

Held June 3-5, 1942 at Calvin College & Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this Conference followed the lead of the First American Conference three years earlier on THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. The seven Main Addresses are here produced in their entirety, containing the following timely and timeless addresses:

THE GLORY OF THE WORD OF GOD by Rev. Harold J. Ockenga

WHAT IS THE WORD OF GOD? By Dr. Louis Berkhof

PRESENT-DAY INTERPRETATIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD by Dr. Oswald T. Allis

THE WORD OF GOD AND PHILOSOPHY by Dr. Henry J. Stob

THE WORD OF GOD AND SCIENCE by Dr. John De Vries

THE WORD OF GOD AND EDUCATION by Rev. Thomas E. Welmers

THE WORD OF GOD AND CULTURE by Dr. Leon G. Wencelius

"For a definition of the Word of God and an exposition of its glory from a Reformed perspective, as well as how it relates to philosophy, science, education, and culture, one can hardly do better than read this book. Guiding us sure-footedly over rough terrain, most of its material has a helpful, contemporary ring to it." - Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids


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THE LIME STREET LECTURES
A Defence of Some Important Doctrines of the Gospel
John Gill, Abraham Taylor, Thomas Hall, Thomas Bradbury and more

These Lectures were delivered from November 12, 1730 - April 8, 1731 and the following lectures were presented at that time:

I. The Holy Spirit's Standard Lifted Up by Robert Bragge

II. Insufficiency of Natural Religion by Abraham Taylor (Two Sermons)

III. Doctrine of Particular Election by John Sladen (Two Sermons)

IV. Doctrine of Original Sin by Peter Goodwin (Two Sermons)

V. Doctrine of Particular Redemption by John Hurrion (Four Sermons)

VI. Doctrine of Christ's Sufferings by Thomas Bradbury (Three Sermons)

VII. Sinner's Justification Before God by Robert Bragge (Four Sermons)

VIII. Doctrine of Efficacious Grace by Samuel Wilson (Two Sermons)

IX. Doctrine of Perseverance in Grace by Thomas Hall (Two Sermons)

X. Doctrine of the Resurrection by John Gill (Two Sermons)

XI. Doctrine of Grace by Abraham Taylor

XII. Decay of Practical Religion by Abraham Taylor

"The occasion of composing these discourses, arose from a number of gentleman in London, firmly attached to the interest of our divine Redeemer, and filled with a fervent zeal for the purity of the doctrines of revelation, taking into their consideration, that many Evangelical Truths, of the last importance, were not only secretly undermined, but violently opposed in their day, by subtle adversaries to the Gospel scheme, and, accordingly, they judged it proper to set up a Public Lecture, that a course of Sermons might be preached in DEFENSE of sundry cardinal doctrines, then so openly impugned.

This laudable proposal met with the most hearty approbation, from the lovers of truth as it is in Jesus. Accordingly, nine ministers, of eminent abilities, who had distinguished themselves in the world, by their elaborate writings, and who were made choice of for this undertaking, cheerfully engaged in it. Each of the ministers, by mutual consent, had the respective point of doctrine he was to establish and defend assigned to him: all of them agreed, that the different subjects should be studied with the greatest accuracy and precision; the several divine truths set in the clearest point of view, from the sacred records; the whole discourses composed on a certain plan, arranged in a regular and connected order. These preliminaries being settled, the Lecture was begun on the 12th of November, 1730, and continued weekly till April the 8th, 1731.

When this course was finished, it was the unanimous desire of the gentlemen who set the Lecture on foot, and also the earnest request of the hearers, that the ministers would print their sermons: this being signified to them, they all readily complied with the repeated solicitations." -taken from the ADVERTISEMENT for the Reprint in 1844

"John Hurrion (1675-1731) is another of the obscure Puritan writers I have enjoyed in the past. It is reported by some that he was a bit of a recluse and suffered ill-health. Nonetheless, this volume is worth procuring for one reason--to add Hurrion's four sermons on particular redemption to your library. They are devotional gems full of wondrous theological insights. I have consulted my electronic version often when treating the subject. To summarize the work, Hurrion writes, 'The gospel doctrine of our redemption by Christ, tends much to the glory of God, and the happiness of man; it is the admiration of angels, and the envy of devils.' " - Dr. Mike Renihan, Heritage Baptist Church, Worcester, MA.


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HAWKER'S PIOUS REFLECTIONS
A Daily Journey in the New Testament and Psalms into the Unsearchable Riches of Christ
Robert Hawker, with a Foreword by Joel Beeke

"Gentleman, if you want something full of marrow and fatness, cheering to your own hearts by way of comment, and likely to help you in giving your hearers rich expositions, buy Dr. Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary. Dr. Hawker was the very least of commentators in the matter of criticism, but he sees Jesus, and that is a sacred gift which is most precious whether the owner be a critic or no. There is always such a savor of the Lord Jesus Christ in Dr. Hawker that you cannot read him without profit." - Charles H. Spurgeon from "Commenting on Commentaries"

""Robert Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary edifies believers by providing spiritual comments on each section of Scripture. The 'Pious Reflections' section that follows Hawker's comments on each chapter of Scripture marvelously enhances this devotional character. For the genuine Christian, here is devotional writing at its best: warmly Christ-centered, eminently practical, personally searching. I commend it highly for private and family worship." - Joel Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

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Weekends you will be asked to read three of the Psalms along with the Pious Reflections of Hawker and thus complete that glorious Book in one year as well.

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PRACTICAL ATHEISM
The Battle of Every Heart and The Plague of Every Nation
Stephen Charnock

This sermon is taken from Charnock's classic EXISTENCE & ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.

Charnock demonstrates in a most convincing way, that Practical Atheism is as widespread as the heart of every man and nation. You will soon be lead to see that the problem addressed in this discourse is not "out there" but "in here", that is, within our sin-stained heart and soul. This treatise is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the plague that is spreading throughout the world, a plague more deadly than any that has ever attacked our globe.

"Atheism in the Westen world wears the clothing of evolutionary humanism. We are asked to believe that everything in this infinitely complex creation happened by chance. Stephen Charnock explains why atheism is foolishness. He does this very well. It is splendid to have his work in print." Erroll Hulse Associate pastor Leeds Reformed Baptist Church

There were theological and spiritual giants in the earth in the days of the English Puritans, and Stephen Charnock (1628-80) was prominent among them. His Works present a feast of rich teaching and exposition, characterized throughout by sound theology, profound thought, and an imaginative style. While expounding timeless truth, Charnock's discourses are strikingly relevant to contemporary discussions. Then, as now, there were many willing to declare their atheism publicly, who would "not only say it in their hearts, but publish it with their lips, and boast that they have shaken off those shackles which bind other men's consciences". However, "every atheist is a grand fool. If he were not a fool he would not imagine a thing so contrary to...the rational dictates of his own soul, and contrary to the testimony of every creature and link in the chain of creation."

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TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED: The Sermons of Robert S. Candlish
Robert Smith Candlish

This is a precious and very rare volume of sermons from the heart of Robert S. Candlish (1806-1873), considered one of the finsest preachers of Scotland.

"The work before us is a 'Memorial Volume,' giving us eighteen of his sermons, with a brief biographical sketch. They deserve the name of sermons as being not mere essays, nor discussions in philosophy, nor poetic or dramatic delineations, but clear and cogent presentations of truth ; evangelic in the themes and the expositions; practical, yet with a doctrinal basis that is distinct though not obtrusive nor dogmatic; and more attractive than we had expected to find them, indeed remarkable, we think, for combining in an unusual degree the excellences of written and spoken style, so that while read deliberately with pleasure, they seem to be addressed also to hearers as by a living, earnest preacher."

TABLE FOR CONTENTS

BIOGRAPHICAL PREFACE

1 - SOWERS AND REAPERS (John 4:37)

2 - THE MAN CHRISTR JESUS (1 Timothy 2:5)

3 - THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST (2 Corinthians 11:3)

4 - DEATH AND LIFE WITH CHRIST (Colossians 3:3)

5 - ISAIAH'S VISION (Isaiah 6:1-8)

6 - FAITH GLORYFYING GOD (Romans 4:20)

7 - ENDURING AND SEEING THE INVISIBLE ONE (Hebrews 11:27)

8 - THE SIN OF CARELESSNESS (Luke 22:22-40)

9 - THOROUGH-GOING CHRISTIANITY (Judges 2:1-5)

10- THE OATH OF GOD (Hebrews 6:18)

11- THE INDWELLING WORD OF CHRIST Colossians 3:16)

12- CHRIST THE ONLY GAIN (Philippians 3:8,9)

13- THE FOUNDATION OF GOD (2 Timothy 2:19)

14- STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS Hebrews 11:13)

15- LIVING AND DYING TO THE LORD (Romans 14:7,8)

16- CHRIST'S LORDSHIP OVER THE DEAD AND LIVING (Romans 14:9)

17- WORK FOR THE LORD AND WELFARE IN THE LORD (Ezra 6:14)

18- THE RIGHTEOUS REWARD (Hebrews 6:10; 11:26)

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Four Volumes of Candlish Classics are -

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(2) LIFE IN A RISEN SAVIOR: Expository Discourses on 1st Corinthians 15

(3) THE ATONEMENT: Its Efficacy and Extent

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THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST: Its Efficacy and Extent
Robert Smith Candlish

This is a classic work on the NATURE, EFFICACY & EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST. This is a greatly expanded edition of a work that first appeared in 1843, but is here more than double the size of the original.

One reviewer of his sermons said the following about this volume on The Atonement:

"We have the higher respect for the author's ability and candor from having read some years ago his work on the extent and efficacy of the atonement, which then seemed to us the happiest attempt we had met with to reconcile the doctrine of limited atonement with the universality and sincerity of the gospel invitations. As compared with other leaders of the Church of Scotland, he has not been here so widely known through his writings as he deserved to be; yet he is certainly another proof of that country's fertility in effective preachers." - Yale Review of 1874

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I - The Question Viewed in its Relation to Human Systems and the Method of Scriptural Proof

Chapter 1 - The Formulation of the Reformation as Distinguished from the Patrictic Church

Chapter 2 - The Westminster Standards - Relation between Atonement & Faith - The Sovereignty of God

Chapter 3 - The Method of Scriptural Proof - Classification and Examination of Texts usually Alleged against the Calvinistic Doctrine

Chapter 4 - The Method of Scriptural Proof - Nature of the Evidence in Favor of the Calvinistic Doctrine

Chapter 5 - The Method of Scriptural Proof - Examination of Hebrews 9:13,14 - Reality and Efficacy of Old Testament Sacrifices of Atonerment

Chapter 6 - The Method of Scriptural Proof - Examination of Hebrews 9:13,14 - The Argument 'a fortiori' for the Atoning Efficacy of the Sacrifices of Christ

PART II - The Question Viewed in its Practical Relation to the Gospel Call and the Acceptance of it by Faith

Chapter 1 - Universal Dispensation of Gracious Forbearance - Its Connection with the Atonement

Chapter 2 - The Dispensation of Gracious Forbearance - The Good-Will of God - The Universal Warrant and Encouragement to Believe

Chapter 3 - The Completeness of the Atonement - Its Adaptation to the Real Need of the Sinner

Chapter 4 - The Divine Faithfulness and Human Responsibility - Where the Insoluble Difficulty Should be Placed

Chapter 5 - The Office of Faith - To Appropriate Christ - A Complete Atonement and a Complete Salvation

Chapter 6 - The Nature of Faith - Not Simply an Act of the Intellect - The Consent of the Whole Inner Man to the Appropriating of Christ - Unites the Believer to Christ

Chaprer 7 - The Warrant of Faith - The Divine Testimony, Appealing to the Divine Name or Nature as Exhibited in the Atonement

Chapter 8 - The Warrant of Faith - The Sum and Substance of the Divine Testimony in Connection with the Exhibition of the Divine Name in the Atonement - Hypothesis of a Postponed Atonement

Chapter 9 - The Hypothesis of a Postponed Atonement Further Considered

Chapter 10 - The Source and Origin of Faith - The Spirit Giving Life - The Life in Christ - A Fruit of His Complete Atonement

CANDLISH CLASSIC

Four Volumes of Candlish Classics are -

(1) THE CHRISTIAN'S SACRIFICE & SERVICE OF PRAISE: Expository Discourses on Romans 12

(2) LIFE IN A RISEN SAVIOR: Expository Discourses on 1st Corinthians 15

(3) THE ATONEMENT: Its Efficacy and Extent

(4) TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED: Sermons of Robert S. Candlish


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THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER
Meditations from the Devotions of a Godly Woman
Hannah More

THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER was the very last effort of a full life to send forth counsel that would speak to the hearts of all who read these pages. In her own words, written from her death-bed, the aged saint wrote the following"

"The Author ventures to hope that her valued friends, to whom this selection is more especially dedicated, will consider it as the last bequest of one who, about to quit this transitory scene, and feeling the deepest interest in their spiritual prosperity, as also for that of all her fellow Christians, is desirous, by this her final act, to testify at least her affectionate anxiety for their eternal happiness."

CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - The Necessity of Prayer Founded on the Corruption of Human Nature

Chapter 2 - The Duty of Prayer Inferred from the Helplessness of Man

Chapter 3 - Prayer: Its Definition

Chapter 4 - On the Effects of Prayer

Chapter 5 - Vain Excuses for the Neglect of Prayer

Chapter 6 - Characters who Reject Prayer

Chapter 7 - Errors in Prayer

Chapter 8 - The Lord's Prayer Begun

Chapter 9 - The Lord's Prayer Continued

Chapter 10 - A Sligtht Scheme of Prayer Proposed for Young Persons on the Model of the Lord's Prayer

Chapter 11 - Of Perseverance in Prayer and Praise

Chapter 12 - On Intercessory Prayer

Chapter 13 - The Practical Results of Prayer Exhibited in the Life of the Christian in the World

Chapter 14 - The Consolations of Prayer in Affliction, Sickness and Death

Hannah More (February 2, 1745 - September 7, 1833) was an English religious writer, and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist


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GOLDEN TREASURY FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD
A Classic Daily Devotional Gem for Nearly 300 Years
C.H. Bogatzky

Initially published in 1718, Bogatzky's GOLDEN TREASURY has been one of the most popular devotional volumes in the world. According to one publisher in 1903, "Bogatzky's Golden Treasury has been translated into nearly all European languages, and has obtained an enormous circulation in Germany and Great Britain. In the United States very few books, except 'Pilgrim's Progress,' have been so widely circulated or so widely read. Unrtil the great day of account, it will not be known how many thousands have derived spiritual blessing from its well-known pages.

For five or six generations the familiar 'Bogatzky' has been in daily use in many godly households at Family Worship; in many a quiet chamber the little volume has been a treasured daily monitor; from its pages hundreds of trembling believers have gathered strength and wisdom; from its teachings many an inquiring soul has been led into life and light; and from its consolation many a sorrowing mourner has drawn comfort in tribulation."

Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky (September 7, 1690 - June 15 1774) was one of the most popular and influential devotional writers of the Lutheran Church in Germany, a leader in the Pietist movement. After a study of law at the University of Jena (1713-1715) he transferred to the University of Halle where he studied theology (1715-1718) and came fully under the influence of A. H. Francke, the great Pietist leader. Unable to undertake a pastorate because of poor health, he spent his long life in a private pastoral ministry to many noble families, and also in institutions, first largely in his native Silesia, then after 1746 in Halle, where he ministered widely to students and young people.



Bogatzky's chief contribution was made, however, through his devotional writings, which had great influence because of their warm piety, deep sincerity, and simplicity of expression; they are among the best and most influential products of "Halle Pietism." Golden Treasury for the Children of God, Bogatzky's first book (1718), became tremendously popular and enjoyed countless editions.


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THE CHRISTIAN'S SACRIFICE AND SERVICE OF PRAISE
Expository Discourses on Romans 12
Robert Candlish

Paul wrote this in Romans 12:1, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of GodĘs mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship."

On a practical level, how does one do what Paul's commands here? How is our actions related to the concept of sacrifices, as in the Old Testament? What is the connection between this act on our part and worship? Here is an in-depth discussion of these issues by one of the greatest preachers Scotland produced.

A unique perspective on the Christian and his various relationships -- to God, fellow Christians, to the church, and to the world. Viewing Romans 12 as a summary of Christian ethics, Candlish advances two ideas: God's law is at work in self-dedication, and His law of love is at work in selfless service. This book will challenge your thinking and transform your daily walk.

"There is a treasure trove of riches to be found in this book, and it would be tragic if Christians failed to be informed about that which a loving Father has made available to them. Robert Candlish's writing is neither trite nor superficial. Rather, it is an important discussion which skillfully applies sound theology to interpersonal relationships.

It is a pleasure to recommend this book to pastors and laypeople alike, trusting that each reader's life will be enriched as the words of this great man of God are carefully read and apploied to a variety of individual situations." - Cyril J. Barber

After several shorter pastorates, Robert Candlish (1806-1873) became ministrer of the important parish of St. Georges, Edinburgh. Here he at once took the place he so long held as one of the ablest preachers in Scotland. Destitute of natural oratorical gifts and somewhat ungainly in his manner, he attracted and even riveted the attention of his audience by a rare combination of intellectual keenness, emotional fervour, spiritual insight and power of dramatic representation of character and life.

In 1841 he received the D.D. from Princeton in New Jersey. He later became one of the leaders in the formation of the the Free Church of Scotaland in 1843 after withdrawing from the Church of Scotland. Theologically, of course, Candlish was a Calvinist.

CANDLISH CLASSIC

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(2) LIFE IN A RISEN SAVIOR: Expository Discourses on 1st Corinthians 15

(3) THE ATONEMENT: Its Efficacy and Extent

(4) TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED: Sermons of Robert S. Candlish


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In the words of Robert Candlish, "I haver endeavoured in these discourses the line of argument pursued by the Apostle. It is not, as I apprehend it, an argument about the resurrection generally. It has respect to one particular view of the resurrection; its bearing on the believer's spiritual and eternal life. I have sought to trace the line of thought which gives unity and coherence to the Apostle's reasoning. I have by no means, however, aimed at anything like a complete commentary or exposition. I have rarely discussed other interpretations, and abstained from minute criticism.

I crave indulgence for some diffuseness, as well as for occasional repetitions, not easily to be avoided in a series of compositions for the pulpit, prepared often hastily from week to week, and all having reference, more or less directly, to one theme. I have thought it best to publish the Discourses very much as they were when I preached them."

"It will be seen that Dr. Candlish is no common thinker, that he especially seeks for the spirit of the sacred writers. Warm outgushes of emotion flow through his pages, and must, when the sermons were delivered, have thrilled through the hearers' hearts." - The Presbyterian Quarterly Review

"Exposition in the form of discourses or lectures is not generally of much value : either the homily overwhelms the exposition, or the exposition cramps the homily. There are but few exceptions ; many of those which seem such are not really so, being dear to the reader because of other excellencies than that of strict exposition. This volume, however, is strictly true to its title, and unfolds with rare subtilty and closeness of interpretation the argument of the apostle in this sublime chapter. It never sacrifices the strict exegesis of the words to declamation ; nor does it shrink, as homiletical expositions too often do, from the many and great difficulties which arise in the course of the argument. The author has thoroughly well accomplished his object, and added to his deserved reputation, in this able volume. We have nowhere seen the doctrinal significance of the Resurrection of our Lord, and the resurrection of His saints in Him, more strikingly exhibited. " - The London Review

After several shorter pastorates, Robert Candlish (1806-1873) became ministrer of the important parish of St. Georges, Edinburgh. Here he at once took the place he so long held as one of the ablest preachers in Scotland. Destitute of natural oratorical gifts and somewhat ungainly in his manner, he attracted and even riveted the attention of his audience by a rare combination of intellectual keenness, emotional fervour, spiritual insight and power of dramatic representation of character and life.

In 1841 he received the D.D. from Princeton in New Jersey. He later became one of the leaders in the formation of the the Free Church of Scotaland in 1843 after withdrawing from the Church of Scotland. Theologically, of course, Candlish was a Calvinist.

CANDLISH CLASSIC

Four Volumes of Candlish Classics are -

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(2) LIFE IN A RISEN SAVIOR: Expository Discourses on 1st Corinthians 15

(3) THE ATONEMENT: Its Efficacy and Extent

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RULES OF CONDUCT
Diary of Adventure, Letters and Farewell Addresses
George Washington

This precious book contains ten significant pieces that reveal the heart and the mind of George Washington (1732-1799). After a very helpful Introductory Sketch we are treated to the following -

1. Washington's Rules of Conduct

2. A Dangerous Errand

3. With General Braddock

4. A Virginia Planter

5. Commander-in-Chjief

6. In Camp at Cambridge

7. Mr. Washington or General Washington

8. At Valley Forge

9. Farewell to the Army

10. Farewell Address to the People of the United States

Events in the Life of George Washington

George Washington's father died when George was only eleven years old, leaving him, with his brothers and sisters, to the care of a most excellent and sensible mother. It was that mother's influence, more than anything else, which made George the man he became. George went to a little country school, where he learned to read, write, and cipher. By the time he was twelve, he could write a clear, bold hand. In one of his writing-books he copied many good rules and sayings. The first piece in this book contains those Rules of Conduct which helped greatly to shape his life until the day he died.


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HINTS ON THE LORD'S SUPPER
John Brown

"This little Volume is mainly composed of two Tracts published separately many years ago: the one an 'Introductory Essay' to Mr. Collins's edition of Matthew Henry's 'COMMUNICANT'S COMPANION;' the other 'Hints on the Permanent Obligation and Frequent Observance of the Lord's Supper.' These, along with the devotional appendix, are printed in their present form, primarily for the use of the Author's Congregation, though he will be glad and grateful should they be found acceptable and useful in a wider circle." - Original Advertisement by John Brown, the Author

HINTS ON THE LORD'S SUPPER

Chapter I - On the Nature and Design of the Lord's Supper

Section First: The Lord's Supper an Emblematic Representation and Confirmation of the Grand Peculiarities of Christianity

Section Second: The Lord's Supper an Emblematic Expression of a State of Mind Accordant with the Emblematic Statement of Christian Doctrine and Evidence

Section Third: Practical Advantages of this View of the Lord's Supper

Chapter II - On the Permanent Obligation of the Lord's Supper

Chapter III - On the Frequent Observance of the Lord's Supper

Section First: Reasons from the Nature, Design, and Tendency of the Ordinance

Section Second: Reasons from the Practice of the Apostolical and Primitive Churches

Section Third: Objections Answered

THOUGHTS FOR THE LORD'S TABLE

Chapter I - What Meaneth This Service?

Chapter II - The Grace of our Lord Jesus,who, Though He was Rich, for our Sakes Became Poor, That We Through His Poverty Might Be Rich

Chapter III - The Lord'sd Supper a Holy Communion

Chapter IV - The Exercise of a Communicant at the Lord's Table by Henry Grove

Chapter V - The Exercise of a Communicant at the Lord's Table by Jabez Earle

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THE HAND OF GOD IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN
Moral and Religious Anecdotes from History
John Whitecross

Hundreds and hundreds of brief but powerful examples of "The Hand of God in the Affairs of Men" as John Whitecross gathers gems from all over rthe world. These Anecdotes are organized as follows -

1- ADVICE, ADMONITION, AND REPROOF

2- AFFLICTION SANCTIFIED

3- BENEVOLENCE, KINDNESS & GENEROSITY DISPLAYED

4- BOOKS AND AUTHORS

5- CHRISTIAN TEMPERS AND GRACES: Faith, Kindness, Humility, Meekness, Submission, Courage

6- COMFORT

7- BAD COMPANY

8- CONSISTENCY

9- CONTENTMENT

10- CONTRASTS

11- CONTROVERSY

12- CONVERSATION

13- CONVERSION AND REGENERATION

14- COVETOUSNESS

15- CRUELTY

16- DANGER

17- DEATH-BED SCENES

18- DEISM AND INFIDELITY

19- DISINTERESTEDNESS AND LIBERALITY OF SENTIMENT

20- DREAMS

21- DUELLING

22- ECONOMY

23- EDUCATION

24- FAMILY RELATIONS: Marriage, Conjugal Affection, Pious Resignation of a Wife, Parental Affection, Paternal Firmness and Discipline, Paternal Instruction and Advice, Decision of a Mother, Instructions and Influence of Mothers, Foolish Indulgence of a Mother, Filial Duty and Affection, Fraternal Affection, Masters and Servants

25- Gratitude to God and Man

26- Heathenism and Christianity

27- Literary Honors Declined

28- Ignorance

29- Inconsistency

30- Intemperance

31- Interviews and Discoveries of a Remarkable Nature

32- Justice, Honesty & Restitution

33- Kings, Princes & Statesmen

34- Longevity and Old Age

35- Ministers of the Gospel

36- Missions

37- Natural History

38- Obedience to Parents

39- Persecution and Martyrdom

40- Prayer

41- Poverty

42- Preaching and Hearing

43- Procrastination

44- Profanity

45- Providence

46- Religion

47- Revivals

48- Sabbath

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50- Scripture

51- Scripture Illustrations

52- Slavery

53- Stratagem and Evasion

54- Superstition

55- Temperance

56- Theatrical Amusements, and Writers of Romance

57- Time Improved or Misspent

58- Tracts and Their Usefulness

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60- Truth and Falsehood

61- Vicissitude, and Vanity of the World


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READING "ORIGINAL SIN"
A Study Guide to Jonathan Edwards' Classic on the Fall of Man
Craig Biehl

"These study guides to Edwards' major theological works--first the Religious Affections, now Original Sin--are a blessing to students and teachers everywhere. I'm often asked how a person who finds Edwards' prose forbidding can read and understand his writings. Now I have a good answer. Many thanks to Craig Biehl for this labor of love." - Douglas A. Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Few topics are more unpleasant than sin. Seeing ourselves as we are breaks the heart. Yet a clear and humbling view of sin is foundational to knowing God. That is why the church's present neglect of the doctrine of sin cripples our evangelism and stunts our spiritual growth. Jonathan Edwards did us a great favor in carefully defending the doctrine of original sin against the attacks of the semi-Pelagian John Taylor. Craig Biehl has now served us well by boiling Edwards's logical and biblical argumentation down into a clear outline. This book will be a great help to classes, small groups, and individuals as a companion in their study of Edwards's classic volume. It helpfully references both the Banner of Truth and Yale editions. Take and read! The glory of Christ shines most brightly against the dark backdrop of our horrifying corruption." --Dr. Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan


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THE GOLDEN BOOK OF JOHN OWEN
Selected Passages from the Writings of the Rev. John Owen
Chosen and Edited with a Study of His Life & Age by James Moffatt

DR. ALEXANDER WHYTE wrote the following note to the editor of this outstanding volume: "I do not know another living man who could have done this service to John Owen. All your previous studies will but surer gain you a multitide of astonished and admiring readers. Much as I expected from you, this far surpasses my expectations."

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTORY SKETCH of Owen's Life and Age

SELECTIONS: -

I. DISCUSSIONS AND MEDITATIONS

Argument and Force

Assurance

Catholicism, the Genuine

Christ, the Person of

Christ and other Masters

Church's One Foundation

Church, the: What is it for?

Conscience and Forgiveness

England's Glory

Faith, the Accumulation of

Faith and Death

Forgiveness

God, the Generosity of

God, the Love of

God, the Power of

Heaven and Earth

History, the Witness of

Holiness and Truth

Ireland

Jesus, the Love and Death of

Mind, the Spiritual

Ministry, the

Morality

Peter

Present-Day Religion

Reason, the Cult of

Reformers, the

Religion, the Beginnings of Personal

Religious Literature

Saints, the

Saints, the Sins of

Scriptures, the Study of

Self, Crucifying

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Sin, the Importunity of

Sin and Unbelief, the Misery of

Temptation

Temptation, what it is to enter into

Temptation, the High Noon of

Testament, the New

Times and Seasons

Toleration

Trials and Troubles

Trust in God

Unity and Uniformity

Watchfulness

World, Love of the

World, Sense of the Sin of

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Dozens of expositions of Holy Scripture beginning with the following words on Gen. 3:10 - 'I was afraid and hid myself.' Never were there words of greater horror in the world, nor shall be until the day of judgment."

III. SENTENCES AND APHORISMS

Hundreds of well-selected sentences drawn from the heart of Owen such as the following:

"To be true to convictions is the life of sincerity."

"A dungeon with Christ is a throne; and a throne, without Christ, a hell."

"Look what the roots are in the family; such will the fruit be in the church and commonwealth."

"The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men."

"Faith can rest in what it cannot comprehend."

"The life of faith is every way a safe life."

"We can have no power from Christ unless we live in a persuasion that we have none of our own."

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AMAZING GRACE IN THE UNITED STATES
Striking Anecdotes of the Clergy of America
Selected and Arranged by Joseph Belcher

Originally published in 1849 this unique volume contains hundreds of accounts of the Amazing Grace of God recorded in the United States of America. The names of some the ministers included (in alphabetical order -

Archibald Alexander, Isaac Backus, Spencer Cone, John Cotton, Samuel Davies, Timothy Dwight, Jonathan Edwards, John Eliot, Richard Furman, John Gano, Edward Dorr Griffin, Bishop Griswold, Heman Humphrey, Colonel Ingraham, Adoniram Judson, Hugh Knox, John Leland, Dr. Livingston, Bishop M'Ilvaine, Cotton Mather, Samuel Miller, Dwight Moody, Asahel Nettleton, Governor Oglethorpe, Edward Payson, Luther Rice, William Robinson, Ichabod Spencer, William Sprague, Gardiner Spring, Solomon Stoddard, Gilbert Tennant, William Tennant, John Todd, John Wesley, George Whitefield and dozens more.

The Anecdotes are arranged under the following heads:

(1) The Preparation of the Clergy for Public Duties

(2) Incidents Connected with the Pulpit Labors of the Clergy

(3) Devotedness of the Clergy to their Labors

(4) Intercourse of the Clergy with Each Other

(5) Intercourse of the Clergy with Society

(6) Success and Encouragement of the Clergy

A FEW BRIEF SAMPLES TO WHET THE APPETITE -

An Able Minister's Problem Set before a Celebrated Mathematician -

A young man, who had graduated at one of the first colleges in America, and was celebrated for his literary attainments, particularly his knowledge of mathematics, settled in a village where a faithful minister of the gospel was stationed. It was not long before the clergyman met with him in one of his evening walks, and after some conversation, as they were about to part, addressed him as follows:--"I have heard you are celebrated for your mathematical skill; I have a problem which I wish you to solve." "What is it?" eagerly inquired the young man. The clergyman answered with a solemn tone of voice, "What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" The youth returned home, and endeavoured to shake off the impression fastened upon him by the problem proposed to him, but in vain. In the giddy round of pleasure, in his business, and in his studies, that question still forcibly returned to him, "What will a man profit, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" It finally resulted in his conversion, and he became an able advocate and preacher of that gospel which he once rejected.

Dr. Edward Payson's Advice to a Young Man Studying for the Ministry

"What if God should place in your hand a diamond, and tell you to inscribe on it a sentence which should be read at the last day, and shown there as an index of your thoughts and feelings! What care, what caution, would you exercise in the selection! Now this is what God has done: He has placed before you immortal minds, more imperishable than the diamond, on which you are about to inscribe, every day, and every hour, by your instructions, by your spirit, or by your example, something which will remain, and be exhibited for or against you, at the Judgment Day."

A Clergyman Transformed by an Amazing Providencial Prayer Meeting

A CLERGYMAN, who was not very remarkable for his zeal in the cause of his Divine Master, while travelling in New York state, stopped for a night in a place where there was an extensive revival of religion. After resting for a short time at the inn, his curiosity to view the place led him to stroll through the streets. He had not proceeded far on his evening ramble, before his ear was arrested by the voice of prayer. He paused and listened; and, finding that the voice issued from a retired and humble dwelling by the roadside, stranger as he was, he resolved to enter. On entering, he found himself unexpectedly surrounded by a band of disciples, assembled for special prayer. He cast his eye about, upon the little group, in a vain endeavour to find some one whom he could recognise as an acquaintance; but all were strangers in person, through brethren in Christ. Collecting his wandering thoughts, he bowed himself in the humble attitude of prayer, and, to his infinite

surprise, he soon discovered that himself, by name, and the people of his charge, were the subjects of ardent and importunate supplication. The person who was leading their devotions, was an entire stranger to him; and yet he seemed to wrestle in spirit with God, that he might be aroused to greater faithfulness and zeal in his ministerial duties and private devotions, and that God would prepare him to become an agent in reviving his work in the church and congregation over whom he was placed as a spiritual watchman. After the meeting had closed, being deeply impressed with the guilt of his past negligence, and with the responsibility of the ministerial office, he silently withdrew and returned to his lodgings. Not long after this event, he returned to his people, and resumed, with renewed vigour, the duties of his office. Within a short time, a revival commenced in his congregation, and three hundred were early numbered as the hopeful subjects of

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THE HISTORY OF ROMANISM
From the Earliest Corruptions of Christianity to the Present Time
A TWO VOLUME SET
John Dowling

The First Edition of this massive work on The History of Romanism was published in 1848 and over 20,000 copies were sold, which called forth a Second Edition which included a Supplement of some 150 page in 1853. This Two Volume edition is a reproduction of the Fourth (and final) Edition which included another Supplement bringing the work to over 900 pages. This Two Volume Set includes the following:

(1) The Original 648 Pages which traced Popery from the Embryo to 1848

(2) The 50 Illustrative Engravings scattered throughout the First Edition

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(5) The 80 Page Third Supplement from 1872 - 1881 and the Last Days of Pope Pius IX

(6) The detailed Chronological Table of Popes, General Councils and Remarkable Events

(7) The detailed Subject Index to the original volume and all three Supplements

(8) The detailed Glossary of Technical or Ecclesiastical Terms connected with Romanism

ENDORSEMENTS FROM THE 19TH CENTURY

The following is an extract from a letter from the Rev. Dr. Giustiniani, the converted Roman Catholic priest, who is abundantly qualified by education, observation, and extensive study, to testify to the fidelity and value of a 'History of Romanism'.

"If the reader wishes to be acquainted with the errors of Romanism, he has only to open the pages of Dowling's History. If the reader is anxious to read an epitome of the history of the Popes, their ambition, their intrigues, their avariciousness, their tyranny, their superstitions, and their mummeries, he can here find all PROVED and AUTHENTICATED by the most accredited authors of the Church of Rome." (emphasis the writers)

The New York Christian Intelligencer added: "We regard it as a most important edition to the historical and religious literature of the age. Its contents form a rich storehouse of historical instruction, which should be placed within the reach of every family."

DOZENS OF LENGTHY COMMENDATIONS MIGHT BE ADDED

The best endorsement is simply reading the opening three paragraphs by the author:

(1)-- The blessed founder of Christianity chose to make his advent among the lowly and the despised. This was agreeable to the spirit of that Holy Religion which he came to establish. There was a time when a multitude of his followers, astonished and convinced by the omnipotence displayed in his wondrous miracles, were disposed to 'take him by force and make him a king,' but so far from encouraging their design, the inspired historian tells us 'that he departed again, into a mountain himself alone.' (John 6:15). In reply to the inquiries of the Roman governor, he uttered those memorable words, "MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD,' and his whole conduct from the manger to the cross, and from the cross to the mount of ascension, was in strict accordance with this characteristic maxim of genuine Christianity.

(2)-- In selecting those whom he would send forth as the apostles of his faith, he went not to the mansions of the great or the palaces of kings, but to the humble walks of life, and chose from the poor of this world, those who, in prosecuting their mission, were destined, like their Divine Master, to be despised and rejected of men. In performing the work which their Lord had given them to do, the lowly but zealous fisherman of Galilee, and the courageous tent-maker of Tarsus, with their faithful fellow-laborers, despising all earthly honors and worldly aggrandizement, were content to lay every laurel at the foot of Christ's cross, and to 'count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, their Lord,' for whom they had 'suffered the loss of all things.' (Philippians 3:8).

(3)-- A few centuries afterward, we find the professed successor of Peter the fisherman, dwelling in a magnificent palace, attended by troops of soldiers ready to avenge the slightest insult offered to his dignity, surrounded by all the ensigns of worldly greatness, with more than regal splendor, proudly claiming to be the sovereign ruler of the universal church, the Vicegerent of God upon earth, whose decision is infallible and whose will is law. The contrast between these two pictures of Primitive Christianity in the first century, and Papal Christianity in the seventh of eighth, is so amazing, that we are iirresistibly led to the inquiry, can they be the same? If one is a faithful picture of Christianity, can it be possible that the other is worthy of the name?

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TAKING HOLD OF GOD'S COVENANT
The Doctrine of God's Covenants Expounded and Applied
Charles H. Spurgeon

TAKING HOLD OF GOD'S COVENANT

The Doctrine of God's Covenants Expounded and Applied

By Charles H. Spurgeon

This never-before-published volume contains the sermons preached by "The Prince of Preachers" on the foundational subject of GOD'S COVENANTS. You will be taken on a journey from the earliest days of his ministry until his latter days and see the growth and development of Spurgeon's understanding of Covenant Theology. Not only will your mind be enlightened on this glorious theme, but your heart will be enlarged as these truths are applied to the life of the believer in Christ.

(1) God in the Covenant - Jeremiah 31:33 (August 3, 1856)

(2) Christ in the Covenant - Isaiah 49:8 (August 31, 1856)

(3) The Holy Spirit in the Covenant - Ezekiel 36:27 (in 1856)

(4) Covenant Blessings - Psalm 111:5 (summer of 1858)

(5) The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant - Hebrews 13:20 (September 4th, 1859)

(6) Messenger of the Covenant - Malachi 3:1 (September 7, 1862)

(7)The Blood of Christ's Covenant - Zechariah 9:11 (November 12, 1863)

(8) David's Sublime Consolation - 2 Samuel 23:5 (May 23, 1867)

(9) Justification, Propitiation, Declaration - Romans 3:24-26 (October 9, 1870)

(10) Covenant Blessings - Ezekiel 36:26,27 (April 14, 1872)

(11) Blood of the Covenant - Hebrews 13:20,21 (August 2, 1874)

(12) Diamond hinges 'As' and 'So' - Isaiah 54:9 (August 1, 1875)

(13) The Covenant Pleaded - Psalm 74:20 (January 1879)

(14) Taking Hold of God's Covenant - Isaiah 56:4,6 (October 5, 1879)

(15) The Blood of the Covenant - Hebrews 9:20 (November 14, 1880)

(16) The Priest Ordained by the Oath of God - Hebrews 7:20-22 (May 1, 1881)

(17) The Perpetuity of the law of God - Matthew 5:18 (May 21, 1882)

(18) The Law Written on the Heart - Jeremiah 31:33 (October 29, 1882)

(19) The Bond of the Covenant - Ezekiel 20:34-38 (May 10, 1885)

(20) God's Remembrance of His Covenant - Psalm 106:44,45 (Feb. 14, 1886)

(21) Cleansing: A Covenant Blessing - Ezekiel 36:25 (September 19, 1886)

(22) The Covenanter - Psalm 25:10 (July 31, 1887)

(23) Twelve Covenant Mercies - Isaiah 55:3 (June 30, 1889)

(24) The Covenant - Psalm 111:5

(25) The Wondrous Covenant - Hebrews 8:10

(26) Private and Confidential - Psalm 25:14

(27) The Heavenly Rainbow - Revelation 4:3



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Alexander Maclaren

Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910) labored in England at the same time as several other prominent preachers, such as C. H. Spurgeon, Joseph Parker, and F. B. Meyer. Meyer himself, in comparing Maclaren to his many notable contemporaries, said, "As an expository preacher none of them equaled Maclaren of Manchester, and no other sermons were so widely read the world around. Dr. Maclaren is said with truth to have changed the whole style of the British pulpit, and to have influenced it more (than) any of his predecessors."

When Maclaren entered the study in his home at 9 every morning to take up his sermon preparation, he would kick off his slippers and put on heavy outdoor work boots as a reminder to himself of the hard work he was about to do. It was this work ethic, coupled with his deep devotion to Christ and His Word, that brought Maclaren the reputation as 'the prince of expositors.'

"The God-given insight that Maclaren displays in this book is clear evidence of a life spent meditating upon the word day and night. I have been reading these sermons from the Upper Room each day for more than a month and have found them to be a spiritual feast each time. I have been sharing some of his insights with my friends and they have been challenged and encouraged again and again." - Jonathan M. Gaydosh, a student in Bible School

These sermons drawn from the Upper Room on the evening before our Lord's death on the Cross take us line by line into the very heart of our Savior. From the opening words "Let not your heart be troubled" (14:1), to the closing words "be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (16:33), our Lord gave His disciples the richest of all His teaching. Maclaren opens up each of these verses with a simple, yet profound skill that was honed over 60 years of expository preaching, the final 45 to the same congregation in Manchester, England. These sermons are timeless. It is impossible for a true disciple of Christ to read them day after day without being drawn to love Christ more.

ALEXANDER MACLAREN was born in Glasgow on February 11, 1826, and died in Manchester on May 5, 1910. He had been for almost sixty-five years a minister, entirely devoted to his calling. He lived more than almost any of the great preachers of his time between his study, his pulpit, his pen.

He subdued action to thought, thought to utterance and utterance to the Gospel. His life was his ministry; his ministry was his life. In 1842 he was enrolled as a candidate for the Baptist ministry at Stepney College, London. He was tall, shy, silent and looked no older than his sixteen years. But his vocation, as he himself (a consistent Calvinist) might have said, was divinely decreed. "I cannot ever recall any hesitation as to being a minister," he said. "It just had to be."

In the College he was thoroughly grounded in Greek and Hebrew. He was taught to study the Bible in the original and so the foundation was laid for his distinctive work as an expositor and for the biblical content of his preaching. Before Maclaren had finished his course of study he was invited to Portland Chapel in Southampton for three months; those three months became twelve years. He began his ministry there on June 28, 1846. His name and fame grew.

His ministry fell into a quiet routine for which he was always grateful: two sermons on Sunday, a Monday prayer meeting and a Thursday service and lecture. His parishioners thought his sermons to them were the best he ever preached. In April 1858 he was called to be minister at Union Chapel in Manchester. No ministry could have been happier. The church prospered and a new building had to be erected to seat 1,500; every sitting was taken. His renown as preacher spread throughout the English-speaking world. His pulpit became his throne. He was twice elected President of the Baptist Union. He resigned as pastor in 1905 after a ministry of forty-five years.

Maclaren's religious life was hid with Christ in God. He walked with God day by day. He loved Jesus Christ with a reverent, holy love and lived to make Him known. In his farewell sermon at Union he said: "To efface oneself is one of a preacher's first duties."


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THE ATTRACTION OF THE CROSS
Designed to Illustrate the Leading Truths, Obligations and Hopes of Christianity
Gardiner Spring

Originally published in 1845 by the American Tract Society THE ATTRACTION OF THE CROSS was instantly recognized as a masterpiece of devotional meditation written by a man half-way through his 62 year ministry in NY City. Spring was first and foremost a pastor who wrote and spoke for one purpose: to feed Christ's sheep. This volume is one to which you will turn again and again to stir up your heart to a greater love for Christ who loved us and gave Himself for us.

"I don't really need to endorse this particular title, since I will whole-heartedly endorse almost anything written by this godly preacher and author. Gardiner Spring is one of my favorites. Get your hands on anything and everything you can by him. He is a prince!" - Dr. Don Kistler, Northampton Press

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"Nothing will interest you like the cross. Nothing can do for you what the cross has done." In The Attraction of the Cross, Gardiner Spring shows that the cross of Christ is the hope of the world: not as a ritual emblem, not as a wonder-working enchantment, but as an expression of the truth of God; and of a religion that is internal, spiritual, practical, intelligible, and personal. Covering a wide range of topics; among them prayer, sin, justification, personal character, and many more; Spring believes that all Christian questions eventually lead back to the cross of Christ. He delivers these truths in 22 powerful chapters.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The Narrative of the Cross

2. The Truth of the Cross

3. The Cross an Effective Propitiation for Sin

4. The Cross the Only Propitiation

5. The Actual Purpose of the Cross

6. The Cross Accessible

7. The Cross a Completed Justification

8. Faith in the Cross

9. The Inquiring Sinner Directed to the Cross

10. A Stumbling-block Removed

11. The Greatness of Sin No Obstacle to Salvation by the Cross

12. The Holiness of the Cross

13. The Religion of the Cross, in Distinction from Religions That Are False and Spurious

14. The Cross the Test of Character

15. The Cross the Preservation from Final Apostasy

16. Full Assurance of Hope at the Cross

17. The World Crucified by the Cross

18. All Things Tributary to the Cross

19. The Cross the Admiration of the Universe

20. The Triumphs of the Cross

21. The Sinner's Excuses Refuted by the Cross

22. The Cross Rejected, the Great Sin

23. Conclusion



Gardiner Spring (1785-1872) served as pastor of Brick Presbyterian Church in NY City for 62 fruitful years. He brought this powerful book on The Attraction of the Cross to a close with the following words:

"Christian reader! call your thoughts and affections often around the cross. Let it ever be your refreshment and joy. He 'that lives and was dead,' and is 'alive forevermore,'' has said what has he said: 'BECAUSE I LIVE, YOU SHALL LIVE ALSO!' I do not know a more delightful assurance in all the Bible than this. Oh, it is a touching thought, that the death was his, and the life is yours; his the sorrows, the weeping; yours the relief, the smiles, the joy; his the agony, the shame, the curse; yours the pardon, the honor, the glory, the immortality; his, too, the restored life, the life that shall never die; yours, to live and reign forever with the Lord! Be your pilgrimage long or short, never pitch your tent but in sight of the cross. More and more will it be to you the 'pearl of great price,' your glory, and the crown of your rejoicing. More and more will you rest upon it the whole burden of your sins, and the whole weight of your eternity, and, with a confidence alike humbled and cheerful, ascribe present and unceasing honor to Him who was 'lifted up from the earth.' Say of it:

"The cross my all,

My theme, my inspiration, and my crown! My strength in age, my rise in low estate!

My soul's ambition, pleasure, wealth, my world! My light in darkness, and my life in death!

My boast through time; bliss through eternity, Eternity too short to speak its praise!"

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THE SERMONS OF GILBERT TENNENT
A Rare Glimpse at the Forgotten Minister of the First Great Awakening
Gilbert Tennent

Though Gilbert Tennent is outshined by such men as Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, his contributions to the Great Awakening were no less significant. Archibald Alexander writes, "Indeed, all must acknowledge, that among the friends and promoters of the revival he stood pre-eminent." Whereas Edwards ministered mainly in the New England colonies and Whitefield traveled throughout the colonies, Tennent ministered in the middle colonies: New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. All of them ministered during a time of moral and spiritual decline, and all of them issued a clarion call for sinners to repent, pastors to lead and churches and denominations to purify themselves. The result 'by God's grace' was a special 'awakening' as the Holy Spirit stirred the slumbering masses and drew many to Christ.

NOW YOU HAVE THE UNIQUE PRIVILEGE OF READING THE SERMONS OF THIS POWERFUL INSTRUMENT ON REVIVAL DURING THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SERMON 1. On Original Sin, from Rom. 5:12.

SERMON 2. On the Wisdom of God in Redemption, 1 Cor. 1:24.

SERMONS 3,4. On Early Religion, Prov. 8:17.

SERMONS 5-14 From Ezek. 33:11. On Conversion.

Sermon 5. The Wretched State of the Unconverted.

Sermon 6. The Attainments of the Unconverted.

Sermon 7. The Nature of Conviction.

Sermon 8. The Nature of Conversion.

Sermon 9. God's Lamentation over Sinners.

Sermon 10. Delays in Religion inconsistent.

Sermon 11. Unconverted Sinners lost Creatures.

Sermon 12. The Call of God, and the Word of God.

Sermon 13. The Pains of Satan to damn us.

Sermon 14. Directions to the Unconverted.

SERMON 15. On the Riches of Grace, from Rev. 22:17

SERMON 16. On Backsliding, from Jer. 3:22

SERMON 17. On Returning to God, from Hos. 2:6, 7.

SERMON 18. On religious Singularity, from Mat. 5:46, 47.

N. B. I have added one SERMON on Original Righteousness to the above, with Design to complete the Order of Subjects and enforce the Argument on Original Sin.


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TRADITIONS OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS
Gleanings Among the Mountains
Robert Simpson

Rev. Robert Simpson (1792-1867) was the minister of North United Presbyterian Church of Sanquhar, Scotland for forty-eight years. An honorary degree was conferred by Princeton College, U.S., 1853. He was author of "The Two Shepherds," "The Minister and his Hearer," "Traditions of the Covenanters" "Life of the Rev. James Renwick," "A Voice from the Desert," "Memorials of Worth," "History of Sanquhar," "Martyrland," and "Cottars of the Glen."

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THE YOUNG SERGEANT, THE TRIUMPHANT SOLDIER
A True Story from the Civil War for the Young
Mary A. Denison

"The world is a battle-field and the Christian is the true soldier. There are enemies to fight in the counting room, or the retreat from business, or even in the home-circle, for him who has put on the armor of God. Some of these are represented in this little volume. 'The Young Sergeant,' with whose glorious death this story ends, was a veritable personage. He received his wound at the Battle of Big Bethel, and we could name the clergyman whose sad duty it became to soothe his last moments - sad, yet joyful, for the Young Sergeant, 'Beheld his victory won, And stood complete at last.'"

A powerful story for young and old alike, written by Mary Andrews Denison (1826-1911), a gifted and godly author who penned over 60 volumes. The story is divided into four parts, with each section highlighting the words of the great hymn, "Soldier's of Christ Arise."

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PART SECOND - The Silent Soldier

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"THE PRINCE OF PREACHERS TO CHILDREN"
The Life and Pastoral Sermons of Richard Newton
W.W. Newton and Richard Newton

Richard Newton (1812-1887) has fast become a favorite at Solid Ground Christian Books as his marvelous children's books have been circulating throughout the world. We are honored to be able to man and the pastoral ministry of "The Prince of Preachers to Children" in our latest Newton book.

This book contains 20 complete sermons preached by Newton in the regular ministry of the Churches he served in Philadelphia, PA for more than 45 years, and a Memoir of his blessed life written by his son.

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THE SONG OF THE FORGIVEN -Revelation 1:5,6

THE NEW SONG - Revelation 5:9

RELIGION A JOYFUL THING - John 17:13

THE GLORIOUS REST - Isaih 11:10

THE POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME - Hebrews 6:5

THE CONVERSION OF LYDIA, AND ITS LESSONS - Acts 16:13-15

THE BELIEVER'S DELIGHT IN THE EVERLASTING COVENANT - 2 Samuel 23:5


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COVENANT NAMES AND CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGES
A Series of Sermons on the Names of God and Privileges of the Christian
Richard Newton

"The Prince of Preachers to Children" was also a pastor who ministered to the souls of his entire flock. This series of sermons was preached toward the end of his fruitful life, and consists of six sermons on GOD'S COVENANT NAMES and fourteen on CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGES. These sermons will give a powerful picture of ministry of one of the most popular preachers of his day.

A reviewer from that time said the following: "I have read these sermons with great interest. I think they will have a peculiar value to be read in vacant churches, in hospitals, penal institutions etc. They are PLAIN, so that any one can understand them; they are SHORT, so that no one need weary of them; they are LIVELY, and READABLE, and above all, they are TRUE to the Word of God."

GOD'S COVENANT NAMES

1. JEHOVAH-JIREH: The Lord Will Provide - Genesis 22:14

2. JEHOVAH-ROPHEKA: The Lord That Healeth Thee - Exodus 15:26

3. JEHOVAH-NISSI: The Lord My Banner - Exodus 17:15

4. JEHOVAH-SHALOM: The Lord Our Peace - Judges 6:24

5. JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU: The Lord Our Righteousness - Jeremiah 23:6

6. JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH: The Lord is There - Ezekiel 48:35

CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGES

7. The Christian's Position of Privilege - Canticles 2:4

8. The Covenant Connection Between the Cloud and the Bow - Genesis 9:14

9. The Promised Guidance - Isaiah 58:11

10. Providence Contemplated - Romans 8:28

11. Provision for the Way - Philippians 4:19

12. The Indwelling Saviour - Ephesians 3:17

13. What to do with our Burdens - Psalm 55:22

14. The Overshadowing Cloud, and the Voice That Comes from it - Luke 9:34,35

15. The Best Bank, and the Reason for Investing in it - Matthew 6:20,21

16. The Things Prepared for a Prepared People - 1 Corinthians 11:9

17. Christ's Prayer for His People - John 17:24

18. The Servant of God Dismissed and Rewarded - Daniel 12:13

19. The Introduction to Heaven - Jude 24

20. The World of Light - Isaiah 60:20

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SIX BOYS: FROM BOYHOOD TO MANHOOD
A Mother's Story of God's Faithfulness
As Told by Some Extracts from Her Journal
Mary E. Bennett

This touching and instructive title was first published by the American Tract Society in 1871, and expresses the heart of the entire book in the words of the Psalmist: "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord" (Psalm 27:14).

"The American Tract Society has not done amiss in giving to the public, in a very excellent form, "Six Boys: A Mother's Story." It is well conceived, and, in general, has a remarkable naturalness about it. The conversations are home-like. The 'heroic' and the 'tender' sentiments are less prominent than in most books of this class. Many a mother, widowed or not, will find useful and suggestive experiences in this very readable volume. In some particulars they will be reminded of "Stepping Heavenward" which is saying a good deal in commendation of this work." - The Congregational Quarterly

The book commences with a journal entry dated Sunday Evening, December 1st, 1801. It begins by announcing the sad fact that the godly and beloved father of the family of six boys died but four weeks earlier. The opening words of the journal set the tone for the entire work: "This evening, my son Elias came to me, apart from his brothers, and, after standing beside me a moment in silence, asked, with earnest, sorrowful face, if I would write down on paper, for his own keeping, his father's last words to him. I cannot tell why the child made the request; but perhaps he feels the natural lightness of boyish spirits rising fast again from the heavy sorrow that fell upon them four weeks ago, and with a tender, thoughtful heart, fears to lose the impressions and resolves of that sad hour."

"While writing those precious words for my son, I thought it might be a comfort and a help to me also to have recorded here my dear husband's last directions and encouragements to me, lest in the lapse of years, or the pressure of business and cares, they should ever be less distinctly remembered, or less frequently referred to. I would have them the law of my conduct, next to the Holy Scriptures. As I went to him, living, for counsel and cheer, so now I may come here, and read over, for my general help in the conduct of life, the words that he left when dying."

"SIX BOYS reaches back into Christian America to reveal a depth of character and dignity in families that typically escapes our shallow fare. This book affords great opportunity to explore the thoughtful faith of our heritage expressed through the grief of a humble family." -Selah Helms, author of "Small Talks on Big Questions"


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THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRESS AND SUPPRESSION OF THE REFORMATION IN ITALY
Thomas M'Crie with New Introduction by Renato Guiliani

THOMAS M'CRIE (1772-1835), Scottish historian and divine, was born at Duns in Berwickshire in November 1772. He studied in Edinburgh University, and in 1796 he was ordained minister of the Second Associate Congregation, Edinburgh In 1806, however, with some others M'Crie seceded from the general associate synod, and formed the constitutional associate presbytery, afterwards merged in the original seceders. He was consequently deposed by the associate synod, and his congregation withdrew with him and built another place of worship in which he officiated until his death.

At the solicitation of his friend Andrew Thomson, M'Crie became a contributor to The Edinburgh Christian Instructor, and in 1817 he subjected some of Sir W. Scott's works to a criticism which took the form of a vindication of the Covenanters. Preserving the continuity of his historical studies, he followed up his first work with The Life of Andrew Melville (1819). In 1827 he published a History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Italy, and in 1829 a History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain. His latest literary undertaking was a life of John Calvin. Only three chapters were completed when the writer died on the 5th of August 1835, leaving four sons and one daughter.

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A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
From the Discovery of the Continent to the Establishment of the Constitution in 1789
George Bancroft

In this final edition (1888) of his great work George Bancroft has made extensive changes in the text, condensing in places, enlarging in others, and carefully revising. It is practically a new work, embodying the results of the latest researches, and enjoying the advantage of the author's long and mature experience.

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"The extent and thoroughness of this revision would hardly be guessed without comparing the editions side by side. The condensation of the text amounts to something over one-third of the previous edition. There has also been very considerable recasting of the text. On the whole, our examination of the first volume leads us to believe that the thought of the historian loses nothing by the abbreviation of the text. A closer and later approximation to the best results of scholarship and criticism is reached. The public gains by its more compact brevity and in amount of matter, and in economy of time and money." - The Independent

In this six-volume work we have over 3500 pages of brilliant history written by a man known for his "History of the United States."

George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 - January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. Among his best-known writings is this magisterial series, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.


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THE GIANTS AND HOW TO FIGHT THEM
Lessons for Children of All Ages
Richard Newton

"There are giants in the earth in these days; and God expects us all to engage in the work of trying to fight them. When I speak of giants now, I do not mean physical giants, but moral giants. I do not mean men with huge bodies, four or five times larger than common-sized men; but I mean great sins of different kinds, which may well be called giants. I want now to speak about five giants that we should all unite trying to fight against. One of these is a good way off from us; but the rest are very near us. Listen to me while I tell you who these giants are, and the way in which we must try to fight them." - from the Author's Introduction

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CHILDREN'S THOUGHTS
Lessons on Bad Thoughts and Good Thoughts
Rev. George Wagner

Very rare title by a great preacer to children, this volume covers the following subjects:

This little book is a kind of sequel to a similar one, called "Children's Wishes." It is sent forth with much prayer, that it may accomplish that, which God shall please; and in the encouraging remembrance, that He, who is so great, and because He is so great, hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty, and base things of the world, and things, which are despised, yea and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are} that no flesh should glory in His presence.

PART ONE - BAD THOUGHTS

1- Vain Thoughts; or, What Will They Profit?

2- Wicked Thoughts; or, God is Like Me

3- Hard Thoughts of God; or, The Hidden Talent

4- Reckless Thoughts; or, I Don't Care

5- Procrastinating Thoughts; or, The Time is not Come

PART TWO- GOOD THOUGHTS

1- Holy Thoughts, or, Consider Jesus

2- Unselfish Thoughts, or, I am not my own

3- Kind Thoughts, or, Whom can I help?

4- Lowly Thoughts, or, I Must Decrease

5- Happy Thoughts, or, To Die is Gain


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CHILDREN'S WISHES
George Wagner

It will be felt at once, that we have entered, in the following pages, on a wide and inexhaustible subject, An hundred chapters, instead of ten, might have been written on " Children's Wishes." It was thought, however, on every account, to be better not to exceed the present limits of this little volume. Even this feeble endeavour to feed the lambs of Christ's fold, will not be in vain, if it suggest to parents a subject to be followed out in conversations with their children; and if they unite their prayers with ours, that God may graciously bless the following simple words to our youthful readers.

CONTENTS

PART I. WRONG WISHES.

Jonah : or, the wish to be thought important

Hezekiah : or, the wish to make a display

Peter : or, the wish to know what does not concern us

Ananias and Sapphira : or, the wish to be thought better than we are

The Mother of Zebedee's Children : or, the wish to be great

PART II. RIGHT WISHES.

Nehemiah : or, the desire to fear God

The Disciples : or, the wish to pray

David: or, the desire to know one's own heart

Philip : or, the desire to know the Father

Moses : or, the desire to be satisfied with mercy


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CHILDREN'S TEMPTATIONS
George Wagner

These words of a Pastor to the " lambs" of his flock will have a peculiar significance for those to whom he ministered with such affectionate interest; for whilst he was considering their "temptations" amid much weakness and weariness in a distant land, he was called away to his eternal "rest," so that to these "little ones," most especially, he " being dead yet speaketh."

CONTENTS

THE TEMPTATION TO FORGET GOD, . . 1

THE TEMPTATION TO DISTRUST GOD, . 17

THE TEMPTATION TO LIMIT GOD, ... 35

THE TEMPTATION TO BE DISCONTENTED, . 51

THE TEMPTATION TO OVERLOOK GOD'S HAND, 67

THE TEMPTATION TO LOOK AT THINGS SEEN, 83

THE TEMPTATION TO ANGER, .... 99

THE TEMPTATION TO SLOTH 113

THE TEMPTATION TO DECEIT, . . . 129

THE TEMPTATION TO FEAR MAN, ... 145


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RICHES OF DIVINE GRACE
Expository Sermons from a Reformed Perspective
Louis Berkhof with Introduction by Geoff Thomas

Louis Berkhof (1873-1957) stated in his Preface, "The sermons contained in this volume are rather strictly expository, and in that respect differ from most of the books of sermons now offered in this country. They also stress certain particular doctrinal truths, which are not generally emphasized in much of the preaching of our day, though they are of the greatest importance."

This volume comes with a New Biographical Introduction by Geoff Thomas.

Sermons include the following:

THE HOMEWARD WAY ( John 14:6)

THE SURE PROMISES OF GOD (2 Corinthians 1:20)

HEIRS OF THE COVENANT (Galatians 3:29)

PROFITABLE INSTRUCTION (Isaiah 48:17,18)

ENTRANCE INTO THE KINGDOM (Matthew 7:21)

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CALVIN AND THE REFORMATION
Four Studies by Bavinck, Doumergue, Lang & Warfield
Edited by William Park Armstrong

What were Calvin's views on asceticism, natural law, common grace and the knowledge of God? No more definitive discussion of these topics by better qualified Calvin scholars can be found than in these four essays, originally prepared for The Princeton Theological Review in 1909, the 400th anniversary of the Genevan Reformer's birth.

Doumergue's article, translated from French by Joseph H. Dulles, deals with Calvin's view of asceticism; Lang's article, translated from the German by J. Gresham Machen, analyzes Calvin's doctrine of natural law; Bavinck's article, translated from Dutch by Geerhardus Vos, discusses Calvin's understanding of common grace; and Warfield's wonderful 84 page article, the longest in the book, analyzes Calvin's teaching on the knowledge of God.

All four authors were professors, Emile Doumergue (1844-1937) on the Free Theological Faculty of Montauban; August Lang (1867-1945) at the University of Halle-Wittenburg; Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) at the Free University of Amsterdam; and Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921) at Princeton Theological Seminary. These articles were first published in book form in 1909.

"Of the making of books there is no end (Eccl 12:12). The reality of this axiom can sometimes cause us to forget books that were made before we were born. As we approach the five-hundredth anniversary of Calvin's birth, however, it is worth taking a moment to appreciate this collection published a century ago in honor of the four-hundredth anniversary of Calvin's birth. These essays remain valuable for the breadth and depth of their learning. Scholars, students, and pastors will benefit from the careful scholarship in these essays." - Dr. R. Scott Clark

"As we approach the 500th anniversary of the birth of the French Reformer John Calvin, it is helpful to look back and see how previous historians and theologians viewed this remarkable man. And what better place to look than these four essays originally prepared for the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth. They not only give us an excellent perspective on Calvin but also help us appreciate how deep an impact Calvin's work and writing have had in the history of the Church." - Dr. Michael Haykin


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BIBLE BLESSINGS
Lessons for Children on the Rich Blessings in the Bible
Richard Newton

"In preparing this little volume I feel as if I had been doing very much the same thing that was done by the spies that Moses sent into the promised land. I have been walking, as it were, through the pleasant fields of the Bible, and gathering specimens of its blessings. The Bible is a book of blessings. It is intended to make people happy in this life, as well as in the life to come. It would take, not one book merely, but a library of books, to tell all the blessings spoken of in the Bible. If the few samples of them here presented shall lead any one who reads this book to love the Bible more, and to seek a larger share in its rich blessings, I shall feel abundantly rewarded for the labor bestowed upon it." - from the Author's Preface

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THE BLESSEDNESS OF HEARING THE GOSPEL

HOW JESUS BLESSES MEN

THE BLESSEDNESS OF BEING A CHRISTIAN

TROUBLES TURNED TO BLESSINGS

THE BLESSEDNESS OF TRUSTING GOD

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THE BLESSING OF ENDURING TEMPTATION


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THE SCRIPTURES: THE ONLY RULE OF FAITH
An Exposition of the Second Answer of the Shorter Catechism
John Hall

Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

This uncovered treasure is intended for all who desire to teach or to learn the rule that God has given to direct us to fulfill the purpose for which we were created. John Hall (1806-1894) is best known for his long-term friendship with J.W. Alexander, that later resulted in his two volume work which included the 800 letters he received from Alexander over their 40 year relationship.

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THE HEAVENLY TOKEN
A Gift Book for Christians
David A. Harsha

This book was published in 1856 and includes the following four gems:

IMMANUEL'S LAND

WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM

THOUGHTS ON THE LOVE OF CHRIST

CHRIST, AND HIM CRUCIFIED

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THE GLORY OF THE MINISTRY
Paul's Exultation in Preaching
An Exegetical and Expository Treatise on 2 Corinthians 2:12 - 6:10
A.T. Robertson

"The demand for ministers of the Gospel today is just the same as it was in the first century. Nor has preaching lost its power over the hearts of men ... no printed page can permanently supply the place of the man who has looked into the face of sinful men and presses home with burning words the sense of sin and the redemption in Jesus Christ." - Robertson

In this volume, an exposition of 2 Coritnhians 2:12 - 6:10, Robertson kindles a fire for the preacher. The apostle Paul's love for preaching and apology for his task of proclamation is related by Robertson to the demands of preaching today. This book has long inspired new preachers and rekindled the enthusiasm of experienced pastors. It will continue to motivate a new generation of preachers, missionaries and evangelists.

A.T. Robertson - (1863-1934), New Testament scholar

Archibald Thomas Robertson was born near Chatham, Virginia, but grew up on a farm in North Carolina. In 1876, he was baptized and began his lifelong loyalty to the Southern Baptist Church. After graduating from Wake Forest College, he enrolled in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky and received the Th.M. in 1888. In 1892 Robertson was appointed professor at Southern Baptist and remained in that post until a day in 1934 when he dismissed his class early and went home and died of a stroke.

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LITERARY ESSAYS
William G.T. Shedd

William Greenough Thayer Shedd (1820-1894) was both a congregational and, later, a Presbyterian pastor. He had a distinguished career as a Professor of English Literature prior to his work at the theological seminaries of Auburn, Andover, and finally at Union Seminary, New York. While the author of many helpful volumes he is best known for his Dogmatic Theology, which is now available from P & R Publishing. Most recently SGCB has reprinted his outstanding sermons entitled, "Sermons to the Natural Man" and "Sermons to the Spiritual Man."

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The True Nature of the Beautiful and its Relation to Culture

The Influence and Method of English Studies

The Ethical Theory of Rhetoric and Elequence

The Characteristics and Importance of a Natural Rhetoric

The Relation of Language and Style to Thought

Scientific and Popular Education

Intellectual Temperance

The Puritan Character

The African Nature

Coleridge as a Philosopher and Theologian

The Confessions of Augustine


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The Park Street Lectures on The Doctrines of Grace
Edward Dorr Griffin

"Here (in Boston) on the Sabbath evenings, in the winter of 1812 and 1813, Edward Dorr Griffin delivered his Park Street Lectures. They were preached to crowded audiences from all classes of the community; and doubtless contributed to that impression of truth in Boston, from which has been witnessed such an amount of good. These lectures have been given to the world in numerous editions from the press. They constitute one of the best compendiums of Christian doctrine that have appeared in any country or age. They are a work of standard merit. It is no disparagement to the other productions of the author, to say, that the Park Street Lectures take the lead of them all. In future times they will probably be the principal basis of the author's reputation as a theological writer. For a clear and convincing exhibition of the doctrines of grace, and for powerful argumentation, they have few equals in our language. Let every student in theology, and every young minister, who would be a good divine or preacher, make himself familiar with these Lectures." -taken from "Memoir of Edward Dorr Griffin by Rev. Ansel Nash

Griffin wrote in his Preface: "In these Discourses you will find no reasonings on points foreign to godliness,-- no theories about the Origin of Sin,-- no challenge for a Conitional Consent to be Damned,-- no perplexing speculations about Taste and Exercise; but you will find the fundamental and practical truths of our holy religion, a simple defense of the faith of our fathers. In expressing my own views of truth I have had no wish to give offence or pain to others. I have spoken plainly and expect to have my motives re-examined at the tribunal from which there is no appeal. If I have censured without the gentleness of the Christian spirit, may God forgive; if with right views and feelings, to Him be the praise." - Boston, March 26, 1813

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lecture 1 - Total Depravity: Part One - Genesis 6:5

Lecture 2 - Total Depravity: Part Two - Genesis 6:5

Lecture 3 - Men with Natural Affections, but Without Holiness - Hebrews 12:14

Lecture 4 - Supreme Love or Enmity - Matthew 6:24

Lecture 5 - Regeneration Not Progressive - Ezekiel 11:19

Lecture 6 - Regeneration Supernatural - Psalm 110:3

Lecture 7 - The Means of Grace: Part One - Isaiah 55:11

Lecture 8 - The Means of Grace: Part Two - Isaiah 55:11

Lecture 9 - The Doctrine of Election - Ephesians 1:4,5

Lecture 10 - The Plea of Inability Considered - Matthew 25:24-27

Lecture 11 - Perseverance of the Saints - Romans 8:30

Lecture 12 - The System Confirmed and Applied - Galatians 1:8,9

GRIFFIN, Edward Dorr, clergyman, born in East Haddam, Connecticut, 6 January 1770; died in Newark, New Jersey, 8 November. 1837. He was graduated at Yale in 1790, and studied theology under Jonathan Edwards, of New Haven, who was subsequently president of Union College. He was licensed as a preacher in October, 1792, and in January, 1793, began his ministerial work at New Salem, Connecticut In June, 1795, Mr. Griffin was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at New Hartford, and afterward held pastorates at Newark, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts. Union College gave him the degree of D. D, in 1808, and he became professor of rhetoric in the recently established Andover theological seminary, 21 June, 1809, which chair he filled until 1811. In 1821 he was chosen president of Williams, and remained there till 1836. He was an eloquent and popular preacher, and published " Lectures delivered in Park Street Church, Boston " (Boston, 1813), and "Sixty Sermons on Practical Subjects " (New York, 1844). A selection from his works, with a memoir of the author by Reverend William B. Sprague, D. D., was published after his death (2 vols.. 1839). See also " Recollections of Reverend E. D. Griffin," by Parsons Cooke (1856)


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AT THE EVENING HOUR
Simple Talks on Spiritual Subjects
Ethelbert D. Warfield

AT THE EVENING HOUR: Simple Talks on Spiritual Subjects by E.D. Warfield

Ethelbert D. Warfield (1861-1936) was the younger brother of Benjamin B. Warfield, and a man who served Christ as did his older, more famous brother. These ten messages were delivered on Sunday afternoons to the students of Lafayette College where Dr. Warfield served as President from 1891-1915.

According to the author, "They have also in most cases been published in such papers as the Sunday School Times, the New York Observer, and the Presbyterian Messenger. They are now published in the hope that they may bring a message of cheer to others who are seeking to live for Christ and his service."

The Contents are as follows -

1) "Let Him Who Loves Me Follow Me"

2) Loyalty to Evil

3) Christian Aspiration

4) The Lesson of Solomon's Decline

5) The Longing of the Soul for God

6) The Christian's 'Cordon Bleu'

7) The Beauty of Boyhood

8) True Manhood

9) Responsibility

10) College Life and College Learning

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SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHY FOR THE YOUNG
With Critical Illustrations and Practical Remarks
Volumes 6 - 11
Thomas H. Gallaudet (1787-1851) was the Apostle to the Deaf in the United States. He devoted his life to teach the underprivileged the truths of God's Word. He wrote dozens and dozens of books using simple, straightforward language for children, young people and adults.

These volumes are intended to take children and young people by the hand to lead them through the fascinating stories of the leading characters in the Old Testamernt Scriptures. Every chapter concludes with pointed and practical application to the hearts of the readers. The author is convinced that "the facts of the Bible should form a considerable part of a child's religious reading, instead of that mass of fictitious narrative which, at present, so greatly abounds."

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PRACTICAL EXPOSITIONS OF THE WHOLE BOOKS OF RUTH AND ESTHER
George Lawson

Spurgeon said of the Exposition of Ruth: "By a man of great genius. Simple, fresh, and gracious. Nothing critical or profound may be looked for, but wise and sound teaching may be gleaned in these pages."

Spurgeon also said the following about the Exposition of Esther: "Intended for the general reader. The discourses are as spiritual and unaffected as their excellent author. Dr. John Brown, in commending all the Lawson books, says that 'he has rendered subjects, apprarently barren, full of instruction."

"George Lawson (1749-1820) was one of the best preachers and theologians of the Scottish Secession Church. His popular lectures on Ruth and Esther are full of practical wisdom and insight. He writes engagingly, simply, and powerfully--and all that he says is trustworthy. This overlooked gem is well worth your reading." --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids

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ESSAYS ON THE OLD TESTAMENT & PENTATEUCH
Robert Dick Wilson

These articles all originally appeared in the Princeton Theological Review, except the first one which appeared in The Presbyterian and Reformed Review.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. THE DATE OF GENESIS 10 (30pp)

2. THE TITLE "KING OF PERSIA" IN THE SCRIPTURES (56pp)

3. WHAT DOES "THE SUN STOOD STILL" MEAN? (9pp)

4. THE NAMES OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (33pp)

5. ARAMAISMS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (33pp)

6. THE HEADINGS OF THE PSALMS [in 2 parts] (30pp)

7. JESUS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT (30pp)

8. THE NAMES OF GOD IN THE PSALMS (39pp)

9. ON THE HEBREW OF DANIEL (23pp)

10. EVIDENCE IN HEBREW DICTION FOR THE DATES OF DOCUMENTS (30pp)

11. FOREIGN WORDS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AS AN EVIDENCE OF HISTORICITY (71pp)

12. THE RULE OF FAITH AND LIFE (28pp)

"Robert Dick Wilson is one of the all-time greats in the Hall. Of Evangelical fame. Anything he writes is well worthwhile," - Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

"Occasionally God gives to His Church a man of unusual gifts, deep piety, and true insight. Such a man was the late Robert Dick Wilson (1856-1930). Dr. Wilson lived at a time when the Old Testament was being subjected to some of the severest attacks and criticisms that it had ever received. He himself was a devout Christian and grieved over these attacks. He also had an insight into their nature and into the need for refuting them. And he had the God-given ability for standing up to the challenge which these attacks constituted, accepting it and seeking to give an answer." -from Introduction by E.J. Young


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HOW TO STUDY THE ENGLISH BIBLE
Robert B. Girdlestone

"This little book has already met with a cordial reception from a large circle of readers. It is reissued in this cheaper form in the hope that it may become still more useful. It is intended to supply a need felt by many students of God's Word. They have taken in the message of salvation, they have dedicated their lives to the Master, and have said to Him, 'Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?' The answer to this question lies in the Scriptures, and they have begun to read their Bible in order to learn the will of God. But they soon feel that there are two ways of reading: a right and a wrong way; and they look out for some practical guidance which may enable them to make the best of God's Word. The following pages are offered with a view of meeting this desire. May God bless them to the reader's use!" - from the Author's Preface

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. - A DESCRIPTION OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.

I. The Bible, its Names; 2. Its Language; 3. The Translation; 4. Names and Order of the Books; 5. Chapters and Verses; 6. Italics; 7. Marginal References and Notes

CHAPTER II. - THE BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD.

I. The Age and Authority of the Old Testament; 2. The Age and Authority of the New Testament; 3. The Bible Inspired;. Scripture Adapted to the Mind of Man

CHAPTER III. - THE BIBLE DEMANDS STUDY.

I. Bible Difficulties; 2. All has a Meaning and Purpose; 3. The Need of Prayer; 4. Definiteness of Object in Reading

CHAPTER IV. - RULES FOR STUDYING THE BIBLE.

I. Get an Idea of the Bible as a Whole; 2. Read each Book as a Whole; 3. Read each Book in the Light of its Age; 4. Read each Verse in the Light of the Context; 5. Examine the Meaning and Usage of the Words; 6. Compare Scripture with Scripture; 7. Study the Quotations; 8. Take Notice of Small Details; 9. Attend to the Figurative Language; 10.

Analyse and Paraphrase

CHAPTER V. - HINTS ON SPECIAL BOOKS.

I. The Psalms; 2. The Prophets; 3. Unfulfilled Prophecy; 4. The Gospels and Acts; 5. The Epistles

CHAPTER VI. - THE STUDY OF DOCTRINE.

I. \Vhat is Meant by Doctrine; 2. Bias, Mental and Ecclesiastical; 3. How the Study of Doctrine is to be Approached; 4. Central Truths to be Studied first; 5. Seven Methods of Searching for Truth; 6. Hints and Cautions

CHAPTER VII. - THE PRACTICAL AND DEVOTIONAL USE OF THE BIBLE.

I. Meditate on the Word; 2. Turn Scripture into Prayer; 3. Apply Scripture to Daily Life; 4. Primary and Secondary Principles; 5. Conditional and Unconditional Statements

CHAPTER VIII. - METHOD AND ORDER OF READING THE BIBLE.

I. Various Schemes Commented on; 2. A Method Proposed for Beginners

CHAPTER IX. - USEFUL BOOKS AND STUDIES FOR THE BIBLE READER

INDEX OF SUBJECTS

INDEX OF TEXTS


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THOUGHTS ON GENESIS 1 - 6
Earth's Morning
Horatius Bonar

C.H. Spurgeon said, "An exposition of the first six chapters only. The author endeavors 'to investigate the meaning of each verse and word; that, having done so, the exact revelation of God in these may be brought out, and the spiritual truth evolved.' He has in a great measure attained his object. What more could be said in his praise? "

"Within the last twenty years the book of Genesis has come very prominently into view, as the starting-point of numerous discussions. Science and history have combined to lead us back to it. The former has taken up its story of creation; the latter its nationalities, as contained in its genealogies and chronology.

The present volume does not enter into these discussions. It aims at exposition, not controversy. Its object is to investigate the meaning of each verse and word; that, having done so, the exact revelation of God in these may be brought out, and the spiritual truth evolved.

Here are the rudiments of all Scripture-truth. And in this book we have the first materials on which to construct a true theory of development; development not simply of ' truth,' but of the purpose of God respecting man, and man's earth. The germs of true development are to be found here in their earliest stage. God here unfolds Himself and reveals His mind step by step; His truth expanding itself age after age, under divine superintendence, so as to prevent the consequences of mere human interpretations, or development according to the mind of man.

All Scripture connects itself with Genesis, and ought to be read in this connection ; for it is not so much the later Scriptures that throw light on Genesis, as it is Genesis that throws light on the later Scriptures.

Genesis is not merely the first book of Scripture, but it is the fountainhead of revelation. It must be studied as such if we would understand it aright."

-from the Author's Preface


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MISTAKES OF EDUCATED MEN
Godly Counsel for Those Who Desire to be Useful in God's World
John S. Hart

The following are a few of the favorable notices of this work which were received when it first appeared in 1862:

"We have here the condensed wisdom of a candid, acute and philosophical mind, the matured experience of nearly twenty years' successful supervision of the celebrated High School of Philadelphia. It is admirable in arrangement, lucid in style, and graphic in illustration. The precepts it enforces are invaluable to young men who, having completed their collegiate course, are about to engage in the practical purposes of life. It is a suggestive guide to that important portion of our community: young men who aro just emerging from our seminaries of education; and a valuable offering of patriotism to the whole country, which we hope it may not fail to appreciate."- Mrs. L. H. Sigourney.

"It is a production of great excellence, and contains the results of wide and careful observation, expressed in a manner which shows one familiar with the bost models." - The Presbyterian, Philadelphia.

"Here we have much good sense conveyed in simple and terse language, yet with evident conviction and an earnestness of purpose which easily warms into the most persuasive eloquence."- Evening Post, New York

"Seldom have we seen so many practical lessons of truth compressed into the little space which this book occupies. It would be well for every professional man not only to read it, but, as far as he can, steer his course out of the old ruts in which he has traveled, to carry out in his life the lessons which it teaches."- Philadelphia Inquirer

"The address of Dr. John S. Hart is one of the best things of the kind we over remember to have heard or read. He treats his theme in so eminently a common-sense right-to-the-point style as to furnish much excellent counsel to others than the technically educated."- Christian Secretary, Hartford, Conn.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lesson One: Take Care of Your Bodily Health

Lesson Two: Acquire the Habit of being Beforehand with whatever you Undertake

Lesson Three: Hold to the Calling which you have Chosen

Lesson Four: Have Some Fresh Intellectual Acquisition Always at Hand

Lesson Five: Avoid the Mistake of Limiting too strictly your Studies to your own Specialty

Lesson Six: I Urge upon you the Importance of Cultivating the Art of Conversation.

Lesson Seven: I Urge you to the Duty of Cultivating Good Manners in All you do.

"That which I recommend to you, is not to be won from the dancing master or the tailor. No one can be insensible to the claims of graceful posture, movement, and costume. But the charm of manner of which I have been speaking, lies deeper than these. It is no outside varnish. It springs from real goodness of heart, from a life hid with Christ in God."


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DAVID, KING OF ISRAEL
The Divine Purpose and Practical Lessons of His Life
William G. Blaikie

DAVID, KING OF ISRAEL: The Divine Purpose and Practical Lessons of His Life was first written in 1861, this volume is the perfect companion volume to Blaikie's EXPOSITORY LECTURES ON 1ST & 2ND SAMUEL.

Spurgeon said, "Dr. Blaikie is a good writer. This Life of David has supplied a great lack."

Cyril Barber wrote, "Few writers have bequeathed to posterity such a legacy of devout exposition and reverent scholarship as William Garden Blaikie. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, when Sir William Robertson Nicoll began work on The Expositor's Bible, he wisely invited Dr. Blaikie to contribute commentaries on the Book of Joshua and the Books of First and Second Samuel. Blaikie's studies of these portions of the Old Testament rank among the finest ever produced."

William G. Blaikie (1820-1899), who ministered in the Free Church of Scotland for 25 years before accepting the position of Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology at the New College in Edinburgh, opens the Life of King David in a way that brings this significant material to life. Wonderful application in every chapter.

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THE SHEPHERD-PRINCE
A Historical Romance of the Days of Isaiah the Prophet
Abraham Mapu, Foreword by Robert Dick Wilson, Translated by Benjamin Shapiro

According to Robert Dick Wilson, Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Seminary, and Hebrew scholar of the first rank, "The Shepherd-Prince is the greatest novel that has ever been produced in the Hebrew language. To say more would be like painting the lily or refining pure gold."

The translator, Benjamin Schapiro, (according to Wilson) was "an acknowledged master of Hebrew, the Rabbinical exegesis of the Old Testament, and the Talmudical interpretation of the same. He (was) eminently well qualified to translate for English readers the wonderful poetic and figurative language of the original, which abounds in prose-poetry and song of the highest character."

Schapiro said in his Introduction, "The aims I set before me in this translation---a labor extending over years and representing many revisions and considerable research, constant and profound, into Hebrew and Rabbinical literature and tradition---were to present in an English garb, so that it could be apprehended and enjoyed by English-speaking peoples, this masterpiece and unique work by the Founder of Jewish Fiction---Abraham Mapu."

ABRAHAM MAPU (1808-1887) was a Lithuanian-born Hebrew novelist of the Haskalah ("enlightenment") movement. His novels later served as a basis for the Zionist movement. Mapu is considered the first Hebrew novelist. Influenced by French Romanticism, he wrote intricately plotted stories about life in ancient Israel, which he contrasted favorably with 19th century Jewish life. His style is fresh and poetic, almost Biblical in its simple grandeur. The romantic-nationalistic ideas in his novels later inspired David Ben-Gurion and others and served as the basis for the implementation of these ideas in the Zionist movement that later led to the establishment of the state of Israel.


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ABRAHAM, THE FRIEND OF GOD
A Study from Old Testament History
J. Oswald Dykes, Introductory Essay by B.B. Warfield

ABRAHAM, THE FRIEND OF GOD: A Study from Old Testament History by J. Oswald Dykes with an Introductory Essay by B.B. Warfield

B.B. Warfield concludes his brilliant essay, "In Abraham begins that line of direct preparation which culminated in the advent into the world of that Son of Abraham, who was also the Son of God, whom, true anti-type of Isaac, his own Father laid upon the altar for the life of the world. Abraham's life is indeed, when looked at on one side, the example to all those who would live by faith, but also when looked at from another side, the pledge to all such, that the faithful God will provide. His supremest glory is that in his faithfulness he has supplied to men a revelation of the heart of God."

C.H. SPURGEON said of this book, "Full of instruction, and marked by that peculiarly quiet beauty which is the strength of Dr. Dykes."

"An admirable example of the way in which Bible characters should be studied. It will prove a rich mine for preachers and teachers, and will yield matter which cannot fail to instruct." - The Christian

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abraham, the Father of the Faithful by B.B. Warfield

Author's Preface

Introductory Matter

1- Ur of the Chaldees

2- A Call to Emigrate

3- The Land of Promise

4- The Altar and the Tent

5- Wanderings

6- Pastoral Life

7- An Invasion from the East

8- Jehovah's Covenant

9- Hagar

10- The Covenant Renewed

11- The Child of Miracle

12- Sodom and its Overthrow

13- At Gerar and Beersheba

14- The Great Trial

15- Machpelah

16- A Bride for the Heir

17- Closing Years

Conclusion

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THE HISTORY OF A PENITENT
A Penetrating Exposition of Psalm 130
George W. Bethune

This precious book is the perfect companion to our recently published Exposition of Psalm 51 by Robert Candlish, entitled THE PRAYER OF A BROKEN HEART. In this book, George Bethune, best known for his Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism (published by Banner of Truth), turns his gifted pen to a heart-searching examination of Psalm 130.

In the words of the author:

"The more a Christian grows in the knowledge of the divine life, the more he loves the Psalms; they are the milk of his infancy, the counsels of his youth, the solaces of his age. In them the Lord his Shepherd leads him to the greenest pastures, the coolest and most quiet waters. While he has this golden book, this epitome of all Scripture, his table is ever furnished with pleasant food, his cup runs over with the wine of the kingdom, and an excellent oil is poured upon his head. 'Is any afflicted?' says the Apostle James, 'let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.' Prayers and psalms are both supplied in the one book. In them we worship, we pray, and sing with the church of all ages. They have been the songs of every pilgrim, and they will be sung until the new song of heaven shall employ all the tongues of the redeemed.

Among the Psalms there are some more frequently adapted to our meditations than others, because more consonant with our ordinary experience. The 130th is one of these. In its brief compass we have a complete history of a penitentĘs life, nor can we study it to the end without having gone through all the articles of our creed in the order of Christian education, the heart-learning of the truth."


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THE LIMITATIONS OF LIFE
Classic Expositions from a Master-Preacher
William M. Taylor

AUTHOR'S PREFACE.

It would neither be just to myself, nor complimentary to those who may become my readers, to say that these sermons have been chosen at random out of that pile of manuscripts which is constantly accumulating in every minister's study, and whose final destination is the fire. On the contrary, they have been deliberately selected, not only because of the present and permanent importance of their subjects, but also and especially because, in the experience of many who heard them, they were felt to be helpful to them in their prosecution of the Christian life. There is not a discourse here reproduced which has not already been useful to some souls, and if, when preached thus through the press, that usefulness shall be widened, the great end of their publication will be secured.

New York, 10th NOVEMBER 1879

CONTENTS.

The Limitations of Life: Colossians 4:18 - 1

The Incarnation: John 1:14 - 15

Peniel: Genesis 32:24 - 30

The Atonement: Colossians 1:20 - 48

Misplaced Anxiety: John 21:22 - 63

The Eagle's Nest: Deuteronomy 32:11,12 - 78

Our Father: Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:15 - 95

The Vision Of God: Exodus 24:11 - 111

Who Is This?: Matthew 21:10 - 127

If Not To Christ Then To Whom?: John 6:68,69 - 144

Prayers Offered In Ignorance Answered In Love: Mark 10:38 - 160

The True Christian Holiness: Zechariah 14:20 - 175

The Business Life Of Abraham: Genesis 15:6 - 189

Apprehended That I May Appbehend: Philippians 3:12 - 204

The Element Of Unconsciousness In Character: Exodus 34:29; Judges 16:20 - 219

Wholesome Words: 1 Timothy 6:3 - 233

Providence in the Life of Joseph: Genesis 50:20 - 249

Providence In The Life Of Paul : Acts 28:14 - 264

Transient Impressions: Hosea 6:4 - 280

Memory As An Element In Future Retribution: Luke 16:25 - 297

God's Message To The Desponding: Isaiah 50:10 - 312

Unconscious Deterioration: Hosea 6:9 - 327

The Power Of God's Gentleness: Psalm 18:35 - 344

Emptied From Vessel To Vessel: Jeremiah 48:11 - 358

Sowing And Reaping: John 4:36-38 - 375

This volume is a master-preacher's portfolio which contains 25 masterpieces prepared with great love and care, delivered from the pulpit of Broadway Tabernacle in New York City with passion and power, and written down for the benefit of all who take the time to drink from these rich waters. Anyone who loves Christ and desires to grow in the grace and knowledge of his Lord will rejoice to get his hands upon this precious volume.


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POINTED PAPERS ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Theodore Cuyler

This volume contains 49 chapters covering every aspect of the Christian life from the first steps toward Jesus Christ until the final journey to heaven. Cuyler can say more in six or seven pages than many men say in an entire volume.

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Dr. Cuyler, pastor of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY wrote to the Reader:

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THEODORE CUYLER (1822-1909) was a leading Presbyterian minister and religious writer in the United States. Born at Aurora, New York, Cuyler's father died before Cuyler was five years old. He graduated from Princeton University in 1841 and from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1846, then became a pastor in Burlingham, New Jersey. He was successful in reviving the flagging institution under his pastorship, and in 1853 he realized similar success as pastor of the Market Street Dutch Reformed Church in New York City. These successes led to Cuyler's installation in 1860 as the pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, from which he oversaw the construction of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian church a block away, completed in 1862. The newly constructed church, under Cuyler's leadership, became the largest Presbyterian Church in the United States. His circle of acquaintances included other noted preachers of the day, including Horatius Bonar, Charles Spurgeon, and D. L. Moody.


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THE BEAUTY OF THE KING
Sermons for Children on the Riches of the Grace and the Wonders of the Love of Christ
Richard Newton

THIS IS THE RAREST OF ALL THE TITLES OF RICHARD NEWTON, "THE PRINCE OF PREACHERS TO THE YOUING."

"We sometimes see a bright jewel which has many smooth polished sides or surfaces. It is pleasant to take up such a jewel; turn it carefully over; look at its many surfaces, one after another, and notice the different views they present of the beauty shining out from that precious stone.

Now, the character and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Blessed Savior, may well be compared to such a jewel. There are many sides to this jewel. And there is a wonderful variety in the rays of light and loveliness, that shine out from these different sides. No two of them are exactly alike. It is an interesting and profitable study to examine this jewel carefully, and see the amazing brightness and beauty that are hid in it, and are all the time shining out from it.

The aim of the present volume is to assist the young in doing this. Their attention is here called to a few of the shining surfaces of this great Jewel. Jesus, in the riches of His grace and the wonders of His love, is the one theme of these sermons.

If the reading of them shall help any of His young friends, in their efforts to know Jesus more, to love and serve Him better, and, in so doing, to be happier and more useful, the writer will feel abundantly rewarded for his labor." - from the Author's Preface

1. The King in His Beauty

2. The Beauty of the King

3. The King in the Beauty of His Kingdom

4. The Beauty of the King's Family

5. The Beauty of the King's Work - The Raising of Lazarus

6. The Beauty of the King's Work - The General Resurrection

7. The Beauty of the King's Lessons - The Lesson of Trust

8. The Beauty of the King's Lessons - The Lesson of Gentleness

9. The Beauty of the King's Titles - Jesus Compared to a Rock

10. The Beauty of the King's Titles - Jesus the Bread of Life


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Brown examines John 17 phrase by phrase, referring to the original text where necessary, and outlines the doctrinal implications of Christ's petitions. The exposition of the prayer is followed by Brown's stirring 'Discourse on the Relation of Our Lord's Intercession to the Conversion of the World."

Our title comes from a quaint remark by Puritan Robert Traill, "The best sermon that was ever preached (John 14 - 16) in our world, was followed by the best prayer that was ever offered up in it." With these sentiments the present publisher is in hearty agreement.

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THE THEOLOGICAL WORKS OF REV. THOMAS SCOTT
Including 'The Force of Truth,' 'On Repentance,' 'On Growth in Grace,' 'Election & Perseverance,' 'The warrant and nature of faith in Christ,' and 'Essays on the most important subjects in religion.'
THOMAS SCOTT

The Rev. Thomas Scott (1747-1821) was an influential preacher and author who is principally known for his best-selling work 'A Commentary On The Whole Bible' and 'The Force of Truth,' and as one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society. He was a very close friend of John Newton, and had a significant influence upon William Wilberforce.

This large volume contains the complete contents of three of the most important volumes taken from the complete ten volume set of The Works of Thomas Scott. It might well be called The Very Best of Thomas Scott.

The Table of Contents is as follows -

THE FORCE OF TRUTH (1779)

Part I - The author's state of mind previously to the important change to be described

Part II - A history of the great change in the author's state of mind and religious sentiments

Part III - Observations of the preceding narrative

A DISCOURSE UPON REPENTANCE (1785)

Part I - The necessity of repentance

Part II - The nature of repentance

Part III - Encouragements to repentance

Part IV - The proper season for repentance

Part V - The means of repentance

A TREATISE ON GROWTH IN GRACE (1787)

Section I - Particulars contained in the Apostle's prayer for the Philippians

Section II - Particulars deducible from other scriptures

Conclusion

THE DOCTRINES OF ELECTION AND FINAL PERSEVERANCE, STATED FROM SCRIPTURE, And Shown to be Consistent with Exhortatory and Practical Preaching , and Conducive to Holiness of Life. (1786)

"It appears to the author of great consequence to show that these despised doctrines are scriptural, rational, holy, consolatory, and consistent with every part of Christianity: and that the objections commonly urged against them originiate in misapprehension of their nature and tendency; and may generally be traced back to distorted views given, or scandalous perversions made of them." -from the Author's Original Preface

ESSAYS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECTS OF RELIGION (1793)

I. The divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures --

II. The importance of revealed truth; the duty of reading the Scriptures, and the manner in which they should be read --

III. The scriptural character of God --

IV. A brief exposition of the Ten Commandments, as comprising the substance of the moral law --

V. Man's situation, as a sinner, in this present world --

VI. The Deity of Jesus Christ --

VII. The doctrine of Christ's Deity shewn to be essential to Christianity, and some objections to the doctrine briefly answered --

VIII. The nature and design of the mediatorial office, sustained by the Lord Jesus Christ -- IX. The merits and atonement of Christ --

X. The exaltation of Christ, and his appearance in the presence of God in our behalf --

XI. Of Justification --

XII. Of Regeneration --

XIII. The personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit; with some thoughts on the doctrine of the Sacred Trinity --

XIV. The gifts and influences of the Holy Spirit --

XV. The uses of the moral law, in subserviency to the gospel of Christ --

XVI. The believer's warfare and experience --

XVII. The privileges enjoyed by the true believer --

XVIII-XIX. The dispositions and character, peculiar to the true believer --

XX-XXI. The believer's attention to relative duties --

XXII. The Christian's improvement of his talents --

XXIII. Prayer --

XXIV. Baptism and the Lord's Supper --

XXV. The state of separate spirits; the resurrection of the body; judgment and eternity.

SERMONS ON SELECT SUBJECTS (1797)

Sermon 1 - The Truth and Importance of Scripture Revelation - Deuteronomy 32:47

Sermon 2 - Religion Man's Great Concern - Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Sermon 3 - Isaiah's Vision Explained and Applied - Isaiah 6:5-8

Sermon 4 - The Nature and Extent of Divine Love - 1 John 4:8

Sermon 5 - On Repentance - Acts 26:19,20

Sermon 6 - On Regeneration - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Sermon 7 - The Danger of Rejecting the Gospel - Psalm 2:12

Sermon 8 - Christ's Coming to Judgment - 1 Corinthians 4:5

Sermon 9 - Final Retribution of Believers and Unbelievers - Romans 2:5-9

Sermon 10 - Godliness the Only Source of True Happiness - 1 Timothy 6:6

Sermon 11 - Character and Criminality of Lukewarmness of Religion - Revelation 3:15,16

Sermon 12 - Christianity Recommended by an Exemplary Character - Matthew 5:16

Sermon 13 - Inefficacy of Hearing without Practicing the Word - James 1:22-25

Sermon 14 - Faith, Hope and Charity Explained and Contrasted - 1 Corinthians 13:13

Sermon 15 - On the Celebration of Christ's Incarnation - Luke 2:13,14

Sermon 16 - Goodness of Providence an Excitement to Gratitude - 1 Samuel 7:12

Sermon 17 - On the Proper Improvement of National Afflictions - Isaiah 9:13

Sermon 18 - Christ the Lamb of God - John 1:29

Sermon 19 - On the Resurrection - 1 Corinthians 15:20

Sermon 20 - On the Agency of the Holy Spirit - Isaiah 32:15

Sermon 21 - On a Conversation Becoming the Gospel - Philippians 1:27

THE WARRANT AND NATURE OF FAITH IN CHRIST (1797)

PART I - The sinners warrant for believing in Christ

Section 1 - The subject opened

Section 2 - Scriptural proofs that the sinner needs no warrant for believing in Christ, except the word of God

Section 3 - Reasons for insisting on the position of the preceding sections

PART II - Saving faith in Christ essentially holy in its nature

Section 1 - The terms defined and explained

Section 2 - Saving faith the effect of regeneration

Section 3 - Saving faith always accompanied by other things essentially holy

Section 4 - The holy nature of saving faith more directly shown

Section 5 - Saving faith the principle of all other holy dispositions, affections and behavior

Section 6 - Reasons for insisting on the holy nature of saving faith



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THE CHRISTIAN'S HERITAGE
Twenty Selected Expository Sermons
Melancthon Jacobus, with Autobiography edited by Matthew Newkirk

"Many former parishioners and admiring hearers of Dr. Jacobus have requested for publication those sermons which they have heard with profit. And these have been gathered and are now presented, without alteration or revision, just as they were written and left. There has been no such selection as would display mere exegetical skill or literary power. Those who have demanded the volume have made the choice of the contents. And these favorite discourses are issued with the prayer that he, being dead, may yet speak to many hearts with words of comfort, joy, and conviction." - from the Preface

This precious volume of sermons by the man who wrote the outstanding commentaries on the Four Gospels and Acts was first and foremeost a preacher of God's Word. One needs only to read the first few paragraphs of the opening sermon, "The Christian's Heritage", to see, and feel, that this was a man of the Book. Scripture alone captivated this man because it spoke always of Christ. By the time you finish the opening sermon you will be riding high on the winds of heaven.

A dear friend, Rev. William M. Paxton, wrote the following of Jacobus in his memorial address: "He died in the faith of those blessed truths which he has so ably expounded and so eloquently preached. Man's Sinfulness and Christ's Salvation were the great truths which appeared in his whole work as an expositor and preacher. He had a deep sense of his own personal unworthiness in the sight of God, and this led him with simple faith to accept Christ's righteousness as his only hope. In this confidence he lived and died." -

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Autobiographical Sketch of Dr. Jacobus

1- THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - 1 Cor. 3:21-23

2- LOSING OR SAVING LIFE - Mark 8:35

3- LIMITATIONS OF THE DIVINE WORKING - Mark 6:5

4- CHRIST THE IDEAL MISSIONARY - Acts 10:38

5- THE LAW OF THE DIVINE MANIFESTATION - John 14:22,23

6- THE FIVE "ONE THINGS" - Lk. 10:42; Mk. 10:21; Jn 9:25; Ps. 27:4; Pjil. 3:13

7- TO THE UTTERMOST - Heb. 7:25

8- PERSONAL LOVE OF JESUS - John 11:5

9- THE MERCHANT SEEKING CHRIST AND SOUGHT BY HIM - Luke 19:9,10

10- TEARFUL SOWING AND JOYFUL REAPING - Psalm 126:5,6

11- CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLE - Luke 16:10

12- UNIVERSAL THANKFULNESS - 1 Thess. 5:18

13- FEAR AND FAITH - Psalm 56:3

14- NO PERSONAL SALVATION EXCEPT BY PERSONAL SANCTIFICATION - John 13:8,9

15- MODERN INDIFFERENTISM - Acts 18:17

16- THE JOY OF GOD'S SALVATION - Psalm 51:12,13

17- EVERY MAN HIS OWN BUILDER - 1 Cor. 3:14,15

18- THE EAGLE'S NEST - Deut. 32:11,12

19- OUR HEAVENLY HOME - John 14:2

20- THE DOUBLE CALL - Rev. 22:17

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THE NEW SONG
And Other Precious Sermons for the Young
James Stalker

This precious volumes contains 15 gems from the pen of the gifted preacher from Scotland. This rare volume was first published in 1888 and was intended as a gift for the heads of households to use with their family on Sunday Evenings.

Stalker opened his Preface with these words: "Before beginning to speak to the children, I should like to say a word to the older people about the use of this book. When a Children's Sermon is read in the family, it ought, I think, to be accompanied with other exercises. Prayer might be offered at the beginning, and a brief portion of Scripture read. But it is specially desirable that there should be singing, not only before and after the reading of the sermon, but also once or twice in the course ot it. It is my hope that these Sermons may help to brighten the Sunday evening in many a home; and I entreat parents to unite their earnest prayers with mine that, in the reading of them, the hearts of the children may be opened by the blessed Spirit to receive the Saviour who is here set forth."

1- THE NEW SONG, Psalm 40:3

2- THE TONGUE, Proverbs 18:21

3- THE GARDEN OF GOD, 1 Corinthians 3:9

4- THE TEN VIRGINS, Matthew 25:2

5- AT THE CROSS: a Lesson of Filial Love, John 19:26,27

6- A PICTURE OF FAITH, 2 Kings 6:17

7- PAUL'S CLOAK, BOOKS, AND PARCHMENTS, 2 Timothy 4:13

8- THE SUN OF THE SOUL, Malachi 4:2

9- A MOTTO FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, Proverbs 3:6

10- JEWELS, Malachi 3:17

11- STRENGTH AND COURAGE, Joshua 1:6

12- THE BEAUTY OF GOODNESS, Exodus 34:29

13- SINGING IN A STRANGE PLACE, Acts 16:25

14- TRUE AND FALSE FRIENDS, 1 Kings 21:20

15- THE TWIN SISTERS, 1 Corinthians 14:15

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CALVIN AND CALVINISM
Classic Reformed Essays on the Man and His Theology
Benjamin B. Warfield

"Calvin and Calvinism is one of those books that has helped many Christians see the beauty of Reformed theology, including this writer. How many people need help overcoming the 'horror' of Calvin and the theology attached to his name? It's amazing the effect an accurate picture can have upon lives. Here Warfield paints the picture with precision and in a most winsome manner. It is so good to have this material available as a monograph so Warfield can speak to another generation. Highly commendable!" - C. N. Willborn, PhD

When Prof. John Murray of Westminister was asked by students who they should read, he had a one word answer - "WARFIELD."

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said of Warfield, "No theological writings are so intellectually satisfying and so strengthening to faith as those of Warfield. He shirks no issue and evades no problems and never stoops to the use of subterfuge. One is impressed by his honesty and integrity as much as by his profound scholarship and learning."

I. JOHN CALVIN: The Man and His Work

II. Calvin's Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

III. Calvin's Doctrine of God

IV. Calvin's Doctrine of the Trinity

V. Calvin's Doctrine of the Creation

VI. Calvinism

VII. On the Literary History of Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion"

APPENDIX - CALVIN AS A THEOLOGIAN AND CALVINISM TODAY

(Three Addresses in Commemoration of the Four Hundredeth Anniversary of the Birth of Calvin)

Preface

Address One - John Calvin the Theologian

Address Two - The Theology of Calvin

Address Three - Present-Day Attitude to Calvinism

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BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS
An Introduction to the Classic Writings of a Master Theologian
Benjamin B. Warfield, with an Introduction by Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote the following in his outstanding Introduction, "While there were many who fought valiantly to refute the errors being propogated, it can be said without fear of contradiction that B.B. Warfield stood out pre-eminently and incomparably the greatest of all. He was peculiarly fitted for such a task. He had a mathematical mind and had at one time considered the possibility of a career as a mathematician. His precision and logical thinking appear everywhere. Added to this he was a first class New Testament scholar and a superb exegete and expositor. Furthermore he had received the best training that was available at the time, and not only in his own country. He thus could meet liberal scholarship on its own grounds and did so."

Lloyd-Jones went on to say, "No theological writings are so intellectually satisfying and so strengthening to faith as those of Warfield. He shirks no issue and evades no problems and never stoops to the use of subterfuge. One is impressed by his honesty and integrity as much as by his profound scholarship and learning. The result is that there is a finality and authority about all he wrote."

Samuel Craig, a contemporary of Warfield, said, "What most impresses the student of Warfield's writings, apart from his deeply religious spirit, his sense of complete dependence on God for all things, including especially his sense of indebtedness as a lost sinner to His free grace, is the breadth of his learning and the exactness of his scholarship. John DeWitt, long the professor of Church History in Princeton Seminary and himself a man of no mean scholarship, once told the writer that he had known intimately the three great Reformed theologians of America of the preceding generation - Charles Hodge, W.G.T. Shedd and Henry B. Smith - and that he was not only certain that Warfield knew a great deal more than any one of them but that he was disposed to think that he knew more than all three of them put together."

COMMENDATIONS FOR THIS NEW WORK -

"B B Warfield was a master theologian yet his writings outside of the area of scriptural authority are not as well-known or as well-read as they deserve to be. His contributions to theology in general and to our understanding of Christ and salvation in particular were outstanding. All Christians, from preachers to new believers, can benefit from reading this giant of the Christian faith." - Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, WTS Philadelphia

"To read Warfield is like taking a tour of a cave full of crystalline rock formations while guided by an expert geologist - it produces both learning and wonder. Warfield's theology drew from thorough and careful studies of the Scriptures. Yet in the details he never lost his sense of awe at the God of redemption. This collection of essays sparkles with Warfield's insights into great truths of the faith. Reading it will store up treasure in your mind, and warm your heart." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"The essays gathered under this title provide an excellent introduction to the theological depth and insights of this most learned Princetonian giant. They represent well the marvelously equipped, gospel-loving, Christ-adoring theologian that Warfield was, marked as they are by the exegetical precision and theological richness that have made him so appreciated and beloved from his day to our own. Reading these selections your mind and heart will be enlarged in joyful worship." - Fred Zaspel, author of "The Theology of B.B. Warfield, A Systematic Summary"

"B. B. Warfield's works have been a wonderful help to me personally and in my ministry to others. He is a true scholar who yet held a personal love of Christ which came out in His scholarly writings. His essay on 'The Emotional Life of our Lord' is a classic to help us understand the complexity and simplicity of how our Lord Jesus Christ thought and felt as fully God and man in one Person. I have used it with interns and pastors to help them gain a greater understanding of how Christ thinks and feels about His people, yet have given it to laymen who wanted to know how Christ thinks about themselves. It has been a help to all. So, I commend this attempt to expose one of our greatest lights to a new generation." - Fred Malone, author of "Baptism of Disciples Alone"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1- The Biblical Idea of Revelation

2- The Biblical Idea of Inspiration

3- The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity

4- The Supernatural Birth of Jesus

5- The Person of Christ According to the New Testament

6- The Emotional Life of our Lord

7- Christ Our Sacrifice

8- The New Testament Terminology of Redemption

9- The Biblical Doctrine of Predestination

10- The Historical and Biblical Conception of Faith

11- New Testament Terms Descriptive of the Great Change

12- Are They Few That Be Saved?

APPENDIX 1- A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith

APPENDIX 2 - The Paradox of Omnipotence, a Sermon on Mark 10:27

APPENDIX 3 - Book Review of "He That is Spiritual" by Lewis Sperry Chafer

APPENDIX 4 - The Hymns and Poems of Warfield

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SAVING KNOWLEDGE
Addressed to Young Men
William G. Blaikie and Thomas Guthrie

SAVING KNOWLEDGE Addressed to Young Men and was written by two of the leading Scottish ministers of the 19th century: Thomas Guthrie and William Garden Blaikie. Guthrie (1803-1870) contributed five chapters and Blaikie (1820-1899) seven chapters. The titles and author of each chapter is as follows:



1) GOD'S VERDICT ON MAN (Blaikie)

2) GOD'S SENTENCE ON MAN (Blaikie)

3) THE EVIL OF SIN (Guthrie)

4) MAN'S INABILITY TO SAVE HIMSELF (Guthrie)

5) GOD'S GIFT TO MAN (Blaikie)

6) THE SAVIOR'S PERSON (Blaikie)

7) THE WORK AND GLORY OF THE SAVIOR (Guthrie)

8) THE WAY OF SALVATION (Guthrie)

9) THE SINNER'S LINK TO THE SAVIOR -- FAITH (Blaikie)

10) THE SPIRIT OF LIFE (Blaikie)

11) MADE HOLY (Guthrie)

12) THE SACRAMENTS (Blaikie)

This book was published in 1870. Blaikie was 50 years old and Guthrie was 67. Here we have the mature and ripened fruit of seasoned veterans who write as dying men to dying men. This is not only a book to be given to every serious young man, but a book to be read by older men as well.


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THE FIFTY YEARS' STRUGGLE OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS 1638-1688
James Dodds

A very rare gem first written in 1860 on the Fifty Years from 1638-1688 in which the Scottish Covenanters experienced conflict and persecution that is hard for us to fathom.

Dodds first delivered these 12 chapters as Lectures in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and several other large towns throughout the UK. They were so well received that he was urged to put them into print.

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"Mr. Dodds desires to represent the characters of the heroes of this struggle prominently in the struggle itself, and these he draws with a fervent admiration that commands our sympathy. The energy and earnestness of the writer have the contagious effect always wrought by sincerity of purpose." - The Globe

"Everyone who has had the pleasure of hearing these discourses must hail their issue with much pleasure and satisfaction." -Glasgow Courier

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MONDAY MUSINGS
Devout Meditations from the Heart of a Parish Minister
Roger Salter

For more than 20 years Rev. Roger Salter has been writing a weekly article for the people of his congreagation. These devout meditations have been written on Mondays at the beginning of a new work week and the day following the Sabbath. These "Monday Musings" have been a labor of love and have been welcomed by all who read them. In these meditations you will find both sound doctrine and rich experience. A thorough-going Calvinist within the Anglican communion, Salter displays a boldness and frankness which is refreshing. He has a burden for his own communion, but also a vision that reaches out to all who in every place call upon that Name above every name.

Subsidiary to the preaching of the Word for its own sake, Roger Salter entertains the passionate hope that the Anglican Communion will wholeheartedly return to its foundation in Scripture and once again boldly confess its Reformational heritage without reservation or compromise. The Reformation of the 16th century, and the Great Awakening of the 18th century, are the high-water marks of Anglican history and inspire the plea that God will mightily use the Anglican tradition in the cause of the gospel in the not too distant future. May this sector of the People of God be instrumental in revival and reform.

ROGER SALTER has been the Rector of St Matthews, Vestavia Hills, Alabama since 1994. Born in Australia, Roger moved to the UK in 1970 and began training for the Anglican ministry at Trinity Theological College, Bristol in 1975. Following ordination at Bristol Cathedral in 1979, he served in parishes of the Church of England in south Bristol; Swindon, Wiltshire; and the Isle of Wight in the diocese of Portsmouth.


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A TIME FOR WAR
A Christian Attitude Toward War
David Dykstra

The substance of this material is taken from two sermons that were preached in response to the attacks on American soil on September 11th, 2001. Although nearly 8 years have passed since these vicious attacks the messages delivered are of vital importance to all who love freedom.

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN TO THINK ABOUT WAR?

CAN A CHRISTIAN SERVE CHRIST WHILE SERVING IN THE MILITARY?

WHEN IS A NATION JUSTIFIED IN TAKING UP ARMS?

DID THE LORD JESUS REQUIRE HIS DISCIPLES TO BE PACIFISTS?

Dykstra seeks to answer these and many more questions in this timely booklet. It is our hope and prayer that copies of this booklet will be sent throughout this country and all over the world as we seek to understand our duty as Christians in this fallen world.


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THE SILENT COMFORTER
A Companion for the Sick Room
Louisa Payson Hopkins

The daughter of Edward Payson and sister of Elizabeth Prentiss compiled this small volume to help those who were passing through times of sickness and despair. All the readings are brief out of sensitivity to the weakened condition of those to whom she wrote.

In her Preface Mrs. Hopkins said, "The chamber of sickness! -- what a gloom is cast over the mind by the words! How repulsive are the associations they suggest of pain, and weariness, and weakness, and desolation, and despair! --- To all the sufferers from disease, in whatever form, whom this little book shall reach, may its words prove a solace and a support."


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THE LIVING PULPIT
Eighteen Sermons By Eminent Divines of the Presbyterian Church
Compiled by Elijah Wilson

CONTENTS.

The Folly Of Doubting The Execution Of God's Threatenings, - 2 Peter 3:3,4

by Rev. Elijah Wilson, Editor.

Worth Of The Soul, - Mark 8:36,37

by J.T. Smith, D.D.

The Faithful Saying, - 1st Timothy 1:15

by Willis Lord, D. D.

The Ruling Passion. A Sermon to Young Men, - Ecclers. 8:11; Matt. 22:37

By W. B. Sprague, D. D.

Supremacy Of The Moral Law, - Luke 16:17

by J. W. Yeomans, D. D.

Distrust Of The Word, - Psalm 68:9

By J. W. Alexander, D. D.

Consistency Of The Divine Government, - Hebrews 2:10

by George Junkin, D. D.

Efficiency Of Christian Principle, - Romans 6:13,14

by Thomas Smyth, D. D.

The Good Man, - Acts 11:24a

by John Mc'Dowell, D. D.

The House or God, - Psalm 27:4

by W. A. Scott, D. D.

Perpetuity Of The Church, - Hewbrews 12:28

by J. C. Lord, D.D.

Seeing Things Invisible, - 2 Corinthians 4:18

by J. H. Jones, D. D.

Christ The Life or His People, - Colossians 3:4

by Robert J. Breckinridge, D.D, L.L.D.

Faith And Sight Contrasted, - 2 Corinthians 5:7

by A. T. M'Gill, D. D.

Catholicity Of The Gospel, - Romans 3:29

by Charles. Hodge, D. D.

Christian Submission, - 1 Samuel 3:18

by H. A. Boardman, D. D.

The Prodigal, - Luke 15:18

by John Leyburn, D. D.

The Tree Known By Its Fruits, - Matthew 7:17

by E. P. Humphrey, D. D.


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THE THEOLOGY AND THEOLOGIANS OF SCOTLAND: 1560-1750
James Walker

This volume has been described by Dr. John MacLeod himself the author of a work Scottish theology as 'masterly work . . . In its own department a classic.' The author begins with a survey of the of the leading theologians of Scotland from John Knox, through the Covenanters to Thomas Boston and the Erskines. He assesses their contributions to the development of theological understanding and examines their views on the doctrines of predestination and providence, the atonement, the visible church and the headship of Christ.

ORIGINALLY DELIVERED AS THE CUNNINGHAM LECTURES IN MARCH 1871.

JAMES WALKER (1821-1891) was born at Carnwath where his father was a minister. While a student at Edinburgh he came under the influence of Dr. Thomas Chalmers. According to his mother "he became immensely more serious and earnest so that his whole family became affected by his spirit." On completion of his divinity course in 1843 he cast in his lot with the newly formed Free Church of Scotland. He received a call to his native Carnwath and was ordained and inducted there in September of that year.

Walker's ministry at Carnwath was to last 33 years. In his preaching he was heart-searching and deeply spirituial and in pastoral visitation he was diligent. Like so many other places, Carnwath was visited by the Revival of 1859-60.

A diligent student and a good classical scholar Walker took a special interewst in Church history. Papers on the Eastern Church were published in the 'Family Treasury.' He was the first pastor to be invited to give the Cunningham Lectures, delivered in March 1871 and which forms the content of this volume.

Ill-health prevented him from revising the lectures for publication, influenced him to withdraw his name from election to the Church History Chair at the Free Church College in Glasgow and led to his retirement from his charge in 1876. He died at Edinburgh in 1891.


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MAMMON: Covetousness The Sin of the Christian Church
John Harris

The title which the writer has adopted for the Essay designates covetousness the sin of the Christian church. He is aware that by bringing even an ordinary evil near to the eye, and prolonging one's gaze at it, it may go on swelling and enlarging in the apprehension, till it has come to fill the whole sphere of vision, to the exclusion and temporary oblivion of other evils of superior magnitude. That covetousness is not the only evil which the Christian church has to confess, that it is only one of many evils, he is quite sensible; and he trusts that the view which he has taken of its surpassing enormity is by no means chargeable with the effect of lessening our convictions of those other evils. All the sins of the Christian church stand closely related; by action and reaction they are constantly producing and strengthening each other; and it is to its superior activity and influence in the production of those other sins that cupidity owes its bad pre-eminence. If the love of money then be the root of the evils in question, a description of its deadly nature should have the effect, not of diminishing, but augmenting our aversion to its destructive fruits. The writer feels convinced that the best mode of acquiring a clear, comprehensive, and impressive view of all the existing defects of the Christian church, as a whole, is to view them first separately and in succession ; and that he who succeeds in laying open and correcting one of these defects, has gone far toward remedying all the rest. With the sincere desire that he may be the means of inflicting if only a single blow on the root of all evil, and of thus aiding the growth of that plant " which is from above ą. Full of mercy and of good fruits," he would place this Essay at the feet of Him who deigns to commend the widow's mite.

A SHORT VIEW OF THE WHOLE SCRIPTURE HISTORY by Isaac Watts
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TO DO GOOD
Essays Addressed to All Christians Whether in Private of Public Capacities
Cotton Mather

The Preface to the American Tract Society edition began with these words:

"The following Essays were first published by Dr. Cotton Mather, at Boston, in 1710. They were received with much approbation by Christians in England and Scotland, as well as in out own country. The various methods which he then proposed of doing good, derived no small recommnedation from the example of the excellent author, whose whole life was a practical comment on the subject."

"Cotton Mather is often seen in our theologically illiterate day as a polarizing figure. Had we more discernment and insight into spiritual matters, we would see him as a man to be emulated in many ways. He was a genius who wrote over 700 books and tracts.This particular volume is a treasure chest of practical theology. Mather was ahead of his time.

Here he speaks about the importance of small groups, among many other things. I hope the publication of this title inspires others to bring back into reprint many of his other works." - Dr. Don Kistler, Northampton Press

Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of America, wrote a letter to Cotton Mather's son in which he alludes to this little book:

"Permit me to mention one little instance, which, though it relates to myself, will not be quite uninteresting to you. When I was a boy, I met with a book entitled, ESSAYS TO DO GOOD, which was written by your father. It gave me such a turn of thinking, as to have influence on my conduct through life; for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than any other kind of reputation; and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful citizen, the public owes the advantage of it to that book."


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THE HOLY CHILD
The Early Years of our Lord Jesus Christ
William M. Blackburn

A wonderful book for young and old alike.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1- A Child Who Was Not Holy

2- The Ancient of Days

3- The Days of Caesar Augustus

4- The Days of Herod the King

5- The City of Bethlehem

6- Good Tidings of Great Joy

7- The Night Watch and the Morning Song

8- The Name and the Doves

9- Simeon's Happy Day

10- The Sages and the Star

11- The Babes of Bethlehem

12- Children in Heaven

13- The Son of God Called Our of Egypt

14- The Joyful Visit to the Passover

15- Jesus with the Doctors

16- A Lesson from Nazareth

17- The Child Who Would Be Holy


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FACTS ABOUT BOYS, FOR BOYS
A Selection of Interesting and Instructive Facts and Incidents of a Moral and Religious Character
Rev. John Crawshaw

THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE -

"The importance of imbuing the youthful mind with scriptural and religious truth cannot be too highly estimated. Could we but raise up a 'Godly seed,' most of the evils under which society groans would be removed. No judiciously applied efforts which have this object in view, however small in themselves, ought to be regarded as trivial; for, at no season in life is truth so likely to make a lasting impression as in youth. It is almost impossible to bend the sturdy oak, but the tender sapling may be easily trained; and though you can seldom produce much impression on the mind of an old man, you may easily do it upon the minds of children.

The writer having paid some attention to the young, and being in the habit of frequently addressing them, sometimes in large numbers, has noticed that a narration of appropriate and well-selected facts has arrested their attention when other means have failed. He has also noticed that facts are retained in their memory much longer than mere theoretical lessons.

This suggested the idea of the following selection, and should it be favourably received, as the writer has reason to believe it will be, 'Facts about Girls,' and also 'Facts about Mothers and Children,' which are nearly ready for the press, will shortly be published.

As this book is really and professedly a selection, the writer has not thought it needful to mention the numerous sources whence he has obtained the facts narrated. He gratefully acknowledges his obligation to many individuals whom he need not name. He also begs to state that he has taken considerable pains to prevent the admission of any incidents which appear to be of doubtful origin, and he hopes that in this he has succeeded.

Perhaps the question may be asked,'Is this book for little boys or big ones?' It is FOR BOTH. There are in it many interesting and instructive facts both about little and big boys; from which, any boy, be he young or old, may learn many useful and important lessons."

ONE ATTRACTIVE FEATURE OF THIS BOOK IS THE BREVITY OF NEARLY ALL THE 130 "FACTS" THAT ARE INCLUDED.

A SAMPLE: KING EDWARD VI AN EXAMPLE TO YOUTH

This amiable prince was the son of Henry VIII. Edward was much beloved; he was a prince of fine accomplishments and excellent qualities. He was proclaimed January 31st, 1547, and crowned February 20th. In his reign many learned reformers took refuge inEngland, on whom this princely youth bestowed pensions. He kept a journal, which is preserved in the British Museum, in which he regularly entered all the important transactions of his reign. He was eminently pious. He confirmed his father's grant of Christ's and St. Bartholomew's hospitals, and founded Bridewell and St. Thomas's hospitals. He also founded several schools, which were mostly endowed out of the church lands. Edward is celebrated by historians for the beauty of his person, the sweetness of his disposition, and the extent of his knowledge. By the time he had attained his sixteenth year, he understood the Greek, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish languages; he was versed in the sciences, of logic, music, natural philosophy; and master of all the theological disputes; insomuch that the famous Hyeronymus Cardomus, in his return from Scotland, visiting the English court, was astonished at the progress he had made in learning, and afterwards extolled him in his works as a prodigy of nature. But his stay in this world was short. He died of consumption, aged sixteen years. Mr. Bradford, the martyr, said of this excellent prince, "That he judged him to be the noblest person in the kingdom." At one time, some of his courtiers urging state reasons, pressed him to take a step he could not approve; when he showed from the scriptures how improper that would be, and added, "I am resolved rather to lose my life, and all that I have, than agree to what I know to be unjust." Continuing their instances, the king burst into tears, witnessing his tenderness and zeal for the truth by much weeping. At this the courtiers were melted; they wept with him, took their leave, and withdrew. Returning, they met with Dr. Cheek, who had a great share in the education of the king: Archbishop Cranmer took him by the hand, and said, "Ah, Mr. Cheek, you may be glad all your days, that you have such a scholar. He hath more divinity in his little finger than we have in our whole bodies!"

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FACTS ABOUT GIRLS, FOR GIRLS
A Selection of Interesting and Instructive Anecdotes
Rev. Richard Donkersley

This book is the perfect companion to the book FACTS ABOUT BOYS, FOR BOYS. This book does for girls of all ages what the previous book does for boys. It is filled with 120 incidents and anecdotes intended to instruct girls about living a life that will please the Lord and do much good to others.

The words of John Crawshaw drawn from the Preface of the companion volume are just as applicable for this book for girls:

"The importance of imbuing the youthful mind with scriptural and religious truth cannot be too highly estimated. Could we but raise up a 'Godly seed,' most of the evils under which society groans would be removed. No judiciously applied efforts which have this object in view, however small in themselves, ought to be regarded as trivial; for, at no season in life is truth so likely to make a lasting impression as in youth. It is almost impossible to bend the sturdy oak, but the tender sapling may be easily trained; and though you can seldom produce much impression on the mind of an old man, you may easily do it upon the minds of children."

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THE CATECHETICAL QUESTION BOOKS
Applying Throughout the Questions of the Westminster Catechism
Melancthon W Jacobus

These CATECHETICAL QUESTION BOOKS claim several important advantages for the study of the Gospels. They aim to draw out the sense of the passage more fully than in any previous Question Books. They have an eye to the Harmony of the Gospels, both in the questions and references, and in the Sections, which are introduced and numbered, to show the order of events.

This plan supplies a most important want. It brings out the DOCTRINE of the Gospel narratives. It studies each Gospel in a way to adduce constant illustrations and proofs of the Shorter Catechism. Youth who have learned the Shorter Catechism in childhood, are here advanced to the second stage of instruction, and they have the Questions and Answers of that excellent summary applied to the Gospel itself, and studied with it. And a NEW METHOD is thus secured of TRAINING to the Westminster Catechism; not as a separate book, to be learned only by rote, but as growing out of the Scripture, and interwoven with its truths. A pleasing variety is also had in the study of the Catechism, the Questions of which are introduced out of their order, and are repeated, time and again, in the study of each Gospel.

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**Matthew 1:21. Who announced the name he should bear, and what was it?

What is the meaning of the name Jesus, and why was it given?

Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?

What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?

Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?

**Matthew 1:22. What Prophecy was fulfilled by the birth of Christ?

To whom was this prophecy given? (see Isaiah 7:13)

How was it meant to be specially fulfilled in Christ?

What are the decrees of God?

**Matthew 1:23. What other name was given to Christ by a Prophet?

What is the meaning of the word Immanuel?

How many persons are there in the Godhead?

Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?

How did Christ the Son of God become man?

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RILLS FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE
Sermons to Children on Eternal Matters
Richard Newton

This was the very first book written by the man who went on to become known as "The Prince of Preachers to Children." The subjects include:

THE PLEASANT WAY

THE SPIDER'S EXAMPLE

THE CROOKED THINGS STRAIGHTENED

THE GREAT MAN IN GOD'S SIGHT

THE LILY'S LESSONS

THE GIFT FOR GOD

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THE LESSONS JESUS TEACHES

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THE LEADING & SEALING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Benjamin B. Warfield

"These sermons from Warfield show the genuine stamp of Reformed experiential piety that rested on the great 19th-century Princeton theologians. These sermons on the leading and sealing of the Spirit are worthy of standing alone in this new booklet. Would you like guidance in learning how to live more closely to Christ, how to walk more by faith through the Spirit, and how to wrestle at the throne of grace? Read this booklet prayerfully, both for clarity of mind and warmth of soul with regard to the person and ministry of the blessed Spirit. Let Warfield be your spiritual mentor in the great things of God." - Dr. Joel Beeke

"Much of our contemporary interest in the Spirit seems to miss the real point of his coming and the central blessings of his ministry. Here Warfield not only redresses that balance; he gives mature instruction, wonderful insight, and, at times, breathtakingly beautiful exposition. These are pages to ponder and treasure." - Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

"Some have characterized the 19th century Princeton theology as too rationalistic and void of reformed spirituality. Of course, the charge is untrue. This little work by Warfield demonstrates that Princeton not only was a champion of evangelical and reformed apologetics but the heir and conservator of a biblical, informed, and experiential doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Gratitude to Solid Ground for conceiving this project." - Dr. Tom Nettles


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THE BEST THINGS
Sermons for Children of All Ages
Richard Newton

This was the second book ever publsihed by the man who became known as "The Prince of Preachersa to children."

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THE GREAT PILOT AND HIS LESSONS
Sermons for Children on Jesus as Our Only Safe Guide
Richard Newton

"The Prince of Preachers to Children" does it again as he speaks to the hearts and minds of children and young people of all ages. Jesus Christ is the only safe and sure guide to heaven. The sermons are as follows:

MARY'S CHOICE, or THE GOOD PORTION - Luke 10:42

DOING FOR JESUS - Matthew 25:40

THE BEST ORNAMENT - 1 Peter 3:4

THE PRINCE OF PEACE - Isaiah 9:6

THE BEST FRIEND - Proverbs 18:24

THE SECRET OF SAFETY - Proverbs 1:33

THE BEST NAME - Philippians 2:7

A TREE OF LIFE - Proverbs 3:18

THE BEST AIM - 1 Corinthians 10:31

A HEAVENLY HOME - John 14:2


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NATURE'S WONDERS
Sermons to Children on How God's Works Praise Him
Richard Newton

"This volume is sent forth as an experiment. It goes but a little way into the great department to which it refers. It only presents a few flowers, gathered as specimens from God's great garden. These sermons have cost me more labor than any I have yet published for the young. I trust, however, they may be of service in helping the young to 'look through nature up to nature's God,' and in showing them that the God who speaks so lovingly to us in the Bible is the same God whose wisdom, power and goodness are so wonderfully displayed in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, mountains, seas, rivers, trees, flowers, and other glorioius works around us." - from the Author's Preface

HOW GOD'S WORKS PRAISE HIM - Psalm 145:10

HOW THE SUN PRAISES GOD - Psalm 148:3

HOW THE MOON PRAISES GOD - Psalm 148:3

HOW THE STARS PRAISE GOD - Psalm 148:3

HOW THE STARS PRAISE GOD - Psalm 148:3

HOW THE LIGHT PRAISES GOD - Psalm 148:3

HOW THE AIR PRAISES GOD - Psalm 150:1

HOW THE CLOUDS PRAISE GOD - Exodus 16:10

HOW THE TREES PRAISE GOD - Isaiah 55:12

HOW THE FLOWERS PRAISE GOD - Matthew 6:28

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THE MASTER'S BLESSEDS
A Devotional Study of the Beatitudes
J.R. Miller

Originally published in 1898 this work, while rather brief, will be turned to again and again for both light and heat. Dr. J.R. Miller (1840-1912) was considered the greatest writer of devotional literature at the close of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Listen to what he says in the introduction to this devotional study on the Beatitudes of our Lord:

"We can get the beatitudes into our life, only by receiving Christ Himself. We cannot reach the stars by climbing up any of earth's mountains. When the tallest peaks have been gained; we shall find ourselves only shivering amid the ice and snow; while the stars still seem as far away from us as when we began our ascent from the grassy valley. Just so, we never can reach the beatitudes by any weary climbing up the heights of mere human excellence. When we have attained the loftiest summits of earthly possibilities, these heavenly stars will still hang infinitely outside, and utterly beyond our climbing. The only way to rise up into the heavenly life of the beatitudes, is to have heaven brought down to us, into our heart. There is no other way of reaching these celestial moral altitudes. It was to bring heaven down to those who never could have climbed up to its holy heights, that Jesus became incarnate. He stooped to earth to raise us to the skies! By receiving Him into our heart we enter the family of God on earth, and become heirs of eternal life and glory!"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch of the Author

Introduction

The Beatitude for the Poor in Spirit

The Beatitude for those Who Mourn

The Beatitude of Meekness

The Beatitude of Hunger

The Beatitude for the Merciful

The Beatitude of Purity

The Beatitude of the Peacemaker

The Beatitude of the Persecuted

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
Daniel Wray

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IMMANUEL: The Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God
Archbishop James Ussher with Introduction by Michael Haykin

This classic work on the Incarnation is filled with Scripture, and written with a simple, passionate love for the Lord Jesus Christ. There is nothing quite like this treatment of the glorious arrival of our Lord in human flesh. All who read this will find themselves led to worship the Savior of sinners.

"In a day when the Incarnation has been reduced to a myth, even in the practical life of many Christians, Ussher's rich, full exposition of the divine truth of 'Immanuel, God with us,' is tremendously refreshing. A great antidote to the shallow sentimentality prevalent today." -Dr. James R. White, author of PULPIT CRIMES


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BIBLE WONDERS
Sermons to Childen on the Wondrous Things of Scripture
Richard Newton

"The world is full of wonders, if only we had eyes to see them. But there are more wonders in the Bible, and greater wonders, too, then are to be found anywhere else. There are wonders of wisdom here, and wonders of love, and wonders of power, and wonders of goodness that are perfectly surprising. But we need the help of God to enable us to see these wonders. And this is just the help David was trying to get when he offered the prayer, 'Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.' Psalm 119:18. The attempt has been made in this book to speak of a few of these wonders, in the hope that some who read it may be lead to study the Bible with more interest, and try with increasing earnestness to find out more of the wonderful things contained in it." - from the Author's Preface

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"THY TESTIMONIES ARE WONDERFUL"

"HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL"

"THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN THAT REVEALETH SECRETS"

"I AM THE LIVING BREAD WHICH CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN"

"YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN"

"THE GOLD OF THAT LAND IS GOOD"

"WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME, HE WILL GIVE IT TO YOU."


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A COMMENTARY ON REVELATION
James Durham

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COVENANTER minister and author, "Durham had a high reputation for great piety, great prudence and great learning", says the Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology. "A very candid and searching preacher, who in an instant was in the inmost corners of your bosoms, though with the utmost caution and meekness, without giving any of his hearers the smallest ground to fret and repine at his freedom in dealing with them." Charles H. Spurgeon, in his Commenting & Commentaries says, "After all that has been written, it would not be easy to find a more sensible and instructive work than this old- fashioned exposition - the mystery of the gospel fills it with sweet savour." John Carstairs comments that the judicious reader "will count the author an interpreter, one among a thousand."

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THE FALLEN SAINT RESTORED
Meditations on the Fall and Recovery of St. Peter
Edward Reynolds, Edited and Arranged by Aaron Dunlop

"Dr. Reynolds wrote his Fall and Rise of Peter in the form of thirty "meditations," each one considering a different aspect of Peter's sin and restoration. These meditations are filled with insightful and profound thoughts concerning the fall and restoration of Peter. There is a rich reserve of Christian counsel in these meditations which show the dependence that the Christian has on Christ in all of life, both in preserving from sin and in returning from sin. They are as convicting as they are comforting. Reynolds brings the fallen Christian from the depths of sin and despair to the heights of victory in Christ. He encourages us with the power of the resurrection, the same power that drew Peter back from apostasy and raised him to apostleship. He argues that the sin, with which Satan defeated the Christian in the wisdom of God, is in fact the means whereby Satan himself will be wounded. I believe there is a need for these meditations in the world as we know it, where sin is so popular and accessible and yet so destructive. My prayer in preparing these mediations is that the Spirit of God will both warn the Christian to "take heed lest he fall" and comfort those who have been "overtaken in a fault"

In editing these I have tried as far as possible to maintain the puritan style of thought and writing. I have modernized the wording in places and for clarity of thought on occasion modified the structure. I have also included some biblical references and the section heading which were not in the original edition." - Aaron Dunlop, Victoria, BC

Meditations on the Fall of Peter

I. The Folly of Pride and Presumption

II. The Weakness of Presumed Strength

III. The Blending of Flesh and Faith

IV. The Error of Self-Sufficiency

V. The Weakness of Human Resolutions

VI. Resolutions Without Vigilance

VII. Lack of Self-Denial

VIII. The Beginning of Backsliding

IX. The Wiles of the Devil

X. Giving Satan the Advantage

XI. The Power of Satan's Weak Instruments

XII. Sinners: Satan's Servants

XIII. Sin and Fear in Sin

XIV. Tempted, and then Accused by Satan

XV. The Strategy of Satan

Meditations on the Restoration of Peter

XVI. The Faith of Following Christ

XVII. The Mercy of God

XVIII. The Folly of Sin

XIX. A Compassionate Saviour

XX. The Use of Means in Our Recovery

XXI. The Voice of the Rooster

XXII. Our Dependence on Christ

XXIII. The Continued Mercy of Christ

XXIV. Reading the Face of Christ

XXV. Happy Tears and the Words of Christ

XXVI. The Abuse of God's Mercy

XXVII. The Power of an Omnipresent Christ

XXVIII. Shame, and the Recovery of Faith

XXIX. Enjoying the Benefits of the Presence of Christ

XXX. A Prayer: Grace to Stand or Grace to Weep

"Every man would love God more if he could love himself less."

"If he is not willing to own Christ, he will be quick to deny Him."

"We know that the devil never overcomes any who is not first overcome by self."

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