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CANON REVISITED
Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books
Michael Kruger

This study of the New Testament canon and its authority looks deeper than the traditional surveys of councils and creeds, mining the biblical text itself for direction in understanding what the original authors and audiences believed the canon to be. Canon Revisited distinguishes itself by placing a substantial focus on the theology of canon as the context within which the historical evidence is evaluated and assessed. In effect, this work successfully unites both the theology and the historical development of the canon, ultimately serving as a practical defense for the authority of the New Testament books.

Endorsements -

"This book fills a lacuna in evangelical scholarship. Rarely does academic specialization in canon studies converge with thorough commitment to biblical authority. In this work, close evaluation of the history of approaches to the canon is matched by a richly theological interpretation of what it means to call Scripture our æcanon.Æ Careful, accessible, and wise in his explorations, Michael Kruger has given us a gift that will keep on giving for generations to come." -Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

"The Christian canon of Scripture is under fire now more than ever. Sadly, even as so much of this fire has been issuing from academic quarters, we are left with more smoke than light. Stepping into the gap with a fresh synthesis is Michael Kruger's Canon Revisited. Gracefully uniting theology and history, Kruger invokes the chief Reformed argument for canon and gives it fresh wings." -Nicholas Perrin, Franklin S. Dyrness Chair of Biblical Studies Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College; author, Lost in Transmission? What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus



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THE GODLY HOME
Selected from A Christian Directory
RICHARD BAXTER, Edited by Randall Pedersen, Intro. by J.I. Packer

In twenty-first century America, at a time when the family structure is crumbling, divorce rates are at an all-time high, and respect for parents is diminishing, The Godly Home serves as a balm for those seeking God's plan for the family. With an introduction by J. I. Packer, this book includes topics for those passionate about families or those teaching on the characteristics of a godly family. Richard Baxter covers topics such as marriage, children, and family worship methodically and comprehensively through both hypothetical and real-life questions and concerns that arise in family dynamics. He uses arguments, objections, and frequent Scripture to help husbands, wives, and children to live godly lives.More than three centuries ago, Puritan church leader Baxter compiled a 1,143-page tome entitled Christian Directory, which included a section on family life. The Godly Home is the only stand-alone version of that section of Christian Directory. Editor Randall Pederson has updated the language and syntax to make this seventeenth-century collection of words one that will continue on for generations to come.



Endorsement: "The Puritans elevated the concept that our homes and families should be like little churches and godly enclaves more than anyone else in church history. They preached scores of sermons and wrote numerous books on how to live as Christian husbands, wives, and children. One of the most important among these books was written by Richard Baxter and has long been buried in miniscule print in his A Christian Directory. In The Godly Home, Randall Pederson has masterfully edited Baxter's tour de force on the duties of husbands, wives, children, and teenagers in building God-glorifying homes. Though a few items in this book may seem outdated, the vast majority of it provides solid, convicting, and instructive biblical advice. If every Christian family, by the Spirit's grace, conscientiously practiced the godly piety Baxter commends in this book, homes, churches, and nations would be truly transformed for good and we would see better days ahead." - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

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ROMANS COMMENTARY
Righteousness from Heaven
R. Kent Hughes

Few Christians would dispute that the book of Romans is one of the most powerful and in?uential books ever written. After all, Paul's epistle has been the written force behind some of the most significant conversions of church history: St. Augustine was convicted of his sin after reading some verses from the thirteenth chapter; Martin Luther recovered the doctrine of salvation by faith from his study of Romans 1:17; John Wesley felt his heart 'strangely warmed' and transformed while listening to the reading of Luther's preface to the book of Romans; and John Bunyan was so inspired as he studied the great themes of Romans that he wrote the immortal Pilgrim's Progress. There is no doubt about the power of the book of Romans.



Pastor Kent Hughes invites us now to experience the same power that was exhibited in the lives of great Church leaders such as Augustine, Luther, Wesley, and so many others. The fundamental truths expressed in Paul's letter; the themes of justification by faith, abounding grace, and freedom from sin; come to life as we explore the book that has so challenged and nourished followers of Christ for centuries.

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THE HERESY OF ORTHODOXY
Andreas J. Kostenberger, Michael J. Kruger

In the 1930's world famous and renowned lexicographer Walter Bauer argued that Christian belief emerged out of myriad theologies that existed within the church during the Patristic era. Out of this context, he argued, Rome emerged as the theology with the most political favor and thus became the "true" or "orthodox" theology of the church. However, Bauer provided little evidence to substantiate his claims other than the theory upon which they were built. In fact, Bauer was refuted by many scholars when his theory was first translated into English. The evidence simply does not fit the theory Bauer propounded.

Nevertheless in our current pluralist culture, which assumes that those who have power unjustly establish hegemonies in their favor whenever possible, this theory is still being propagated by scholars like Bart Ehrman. Again, this theory states that Christian orthodoxy arose from within the context of many theologies that later fell prey to the centralized and dominant Roman Church.

In this book The Heresy of Orthodoxy prolific and leading NT scholar Andreas J. Kostenberger along with Michael J. Kruger argue to the contrary showing that Christian orthodoxy was established and adhered to in-at least-the first half of the second century. To do this Kostenberger and Kruger open two fronts, one historical and the other canonical. First, the authors establish historical situation of early Christianity and show, via historical sources, an early orthodoxy that geographically diverse. They also demonstrate the consistency of the biblical witness to this context in relationship to other historical documents. Finally, they also show the logical and historical impossibility of developed heresies prior to the 3rd century-even the largest and most widespread heresy, Gnosticism.

Moving onto Canon, Kostenberger and Kruger explain what modern scholarship, that does not put theories before evidence has routinely shown, namely that the NT books that later constituted the Canon were understood as authoritative revelation by a majority of the church before many of the other books of "alternative Christianities" were even written.

But Kostenberger and Kruger, even after making their arguments from the evidence, not theory, remain uncomfortable with the scholarship that supports the Bauer-Ehrman thesis. They contend, in polemical fashion, that Bart Ehrman is ignoring evidence that is not only strongly against him, but obvious to any person who does not have a cultural agenda that demands all perspectives are equal no matter how unequal the historical record in fact may be.

The Heresy of Orthodoxy is a much needed correction to the scholarship and popular writings of Bart Ehrman and his unsubstantiated attacks on the integrity of the NT canon, his manipulation of history, and his patent disdain for orthodox belief. It should be read widely by Christians who want the best scholarship, that being scholarship that allows the evidence to dictate the results of the inquiry, and who want to learn where they can go to find the primary sources.


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PROVIDENCE: God's Purposeful Sovereignty by which He will be Completely Successful in Achieving His Ultimate Goal for the Universe
JOHN PIPER

From Genesis to Revelation, the providence of God directs the entire course of redemptive history. Providence is “God’s purposeful sovereignty.” Its extent reaches down to the flight of electrons, up to the movements of galaxies, and into the heart of man. Its nature is wise and just and good. And its goal is the Christ-exalting glorification of God through the gladness of a redeemed people in a new world.

Drawing on a lifetime of theological reflection, biblical study, and practical ministry, pastor and author John Piper leads us on a stunning tour of the sightings of God’s providence—from Genesis to Revelation—to discover the all-encompassing reality of God’s purposeful sovereignty over all of creation and all of history. Piper invites us to experience the profound effects of knowing the God of all-pervasive providence: the intensifying of true worship, the solidifying of wavering conviction, the strengthening of embattled faith, the toughening of joyful courage, and the advance of God’s mission in this world.

The providence of God is his purposeful sovereignty by which he will be completely successful in the achievement of his ultimate goal for the universe. God’s providence carries his plans into action, guides all things toward his ultimate goal, and leads to the final consummation. Pastor and author John Piper draws on a lifetime of theological reflection, biblical study, and practical ministry to lead readers on a stunning tour of the sightings of God’s providence—from Genesis to Revelation—to discover the all-encompassing reality of God’s purposeful sovereignty over all of creation and all of history. Exploring the goal, nature, and extent of God’s purposes for the world, Piper offers an invitation to know the God who holds all things in his hands yet remains intimately involved in the lives of his people.

Contents

Introduction: Four Invitations

PART 1: A Definition and a Difficulty

1 What Is Divine Providence?

2 Is Divine Self-Exaltation Good News?

PART 2: The Ultimate Goal of Providence

Section 1: The Ultimate Goal of Providence before Creation and in Creation

3 Before Creation

4 The Act of Creation

Section 2: The Ultimate Goal of Providence in the History of Israel

5 Overview: From Abraham to the Age to Come

6 The Exodus Unfolds

7 Remembering the Exodus

8 The Law, the Wilderness, and the Conquest of Canaan

9 The Time of the Judges and the Days of the Monarchy

10 The Protection, Destruction, and Restoration of Jerusalem

Section 3: The Ultimate Goal of Providence in the Design and Enactment of the New Covenant

11 The Designs of the New Covenant

12 Christ’s Foundational Act in Establishing the New Covenant

13 The Entrance of Sin into Creation and the Glory of the Gospel

14 The Glory of Christ in the Glorification of His People

PART 3: The Nature and Extent of Providence

Section 1: Setting the Stage

15 Knowing the Providence of the God Who Is

Section 2: Providence over Nature

16 The Loss and Recovery of a Theater of Wonders

17 Earth, Water, Wind, Plants, and Animals

Section 3: Providence over Satan and Demons

18 Satan and Demons

19 The Ongoing Existence of Satan

Section 4: Providence over Kings and Nations

20 Israel’s Divine King Is King of the Nations

21 Human Kingship and the King of Kings

22 To Know and Rejoice That the Most High Rules

Section 5: Providence over Life and Death

23 A Bath of Truth and the Gift of Birth

24 The Lord Has Taken Away; Blessed Be the Name of the Lord

25 We Are Immortal till Our Work Is Done

Section 6: Providence over Sin

26 Natural Human Willing and Acting

27 Things We Know and Things We Do Not Need to Know

28 Joseph: God’s Good Meaning in a Sinful Act

29 Israel Hated, Pharaoh Hardened, God Exalted, Helpless Saved

30 Broken Families

31 Deception and Dullness of Heart

32 Though He Cause Grief, He Will Have Compassion

33 A Wickedness God Especially Abhorred

Section 7: Providence over Conversion

34 Our Condition before Conversion

35 Three Biblical Pictures of How God Brings People to Faith

36 Saving Faith as the Gift of Providence

37 Driven Back to the Precious Roots of Election

Section 8: Providence over Christian Living

38 Forgiveness, Justification, and Obedience

39 God’s Command-and-Warning Strategy

40 Those Whom He Called, He Also Glorified

41 Blood-Bought Zeal for Good Works

42 Working in Us That Which Is Pleasing in His Sight

43 Killing Sin and Creating Love—by Faith

Section 9: The Final Achievement of Providence

44 The Triumph of Missions and the Coming of Christ

45 New Bodies, New World, Never-Ending Gladness in God

Conclusion: Seeing and Savoring the Providence of God

General Index

Scripture Index

Desiring God Note on Resources

“In what is perhaps his most important book so far, John Piper demonstrates with great cogency and exegetical skill that God’s providence ‘is his purposeful sovereignty in which he will be completely successful in the achievement of his ultimate goal for the universe.’ This book will enlarge your vision of God and thereby strengthen your faith.” - D. A. Carson, Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition

“John Piper, with his characteristic clarity and focus on the biblical text, shows us the pervasiveness of God’s providence in the Scriptures. Piper lingers over the biblical text, and we see in text after text that God rules over all of reality, from the smallest atom to horrific disasters. As we have come to expect from Piper, he turns our eyes to the infinite greatness and beauty of God, while reminding us that God’s providence constitutes amazing good news for those of us who know Jesus Christ.” - Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“There are many books by John Piper that I would recommend to believers because of the depth and freshness of thought in his writings. Providence will rank among the highest on the list. The breadth of God’s providence that is covered here is breathtaking. Piper leaves no stone unturned! Read it and see for yourself. This is a landmark work!” -Conrad Mbewe, Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia

“While some see God’s hand only in miracles, and others don’t see his hand at all, providence is the wonderful truth that God is sovereign in and over everything that happens. Combining passion with a curious spirit, John Piper has cherished and proclaimed this truth throughout his ministry. This engaging book is not just about one doctrine, but ranges throughout the alpine vistas of God’s work in our world, our redemption, and our lives today. It is deeply faith invigorating.” -Michael Horton, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“In this remarkable book, John Piper reveals the personal side of sovereignty, helping us glimpse the intricate complexity, winsome beauty, and ultimate purpose of God’s plans in action. Piper is able to write about a multifaceted doctrine in a way that is easy to grasp and so practical!” -Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“With the publication of The Justification of God in 1983, John Piper showed that he was a man unflinching in his adherence to the sovereignty of God’s grace. Now, half a generation later, that adherence remains. This massive book affords food for thought in a way that will stretch the minds and hearts of its readers.” -Paul Helm, Former Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion, King’s College London

“John Piper’s careful exposition is coupled with insightful theological reflection and pastoral application. Here is hope when health fails, enemies assail, dreams unravel, relationships crumble, and calamities destroy. Here is strength for enduring difficulty, facing uncertainty, and overcoming anxiety. Here is the sweet experience of our Father’s bountiful goodness in the special care and conduct of his providence.” -J. Stephen Yuille, Vice President of Academics, Heritage College and Seminary; Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“In my estimation, this book represents the most mature and the fullest biblical-theological reflections of John Piper. As a pastor and teacher, I’m often asked, ‘How can I reconcile what I know about God, man, and creation in the Bible with how I experience them?’ Thanks to Piper, I now have a definitive work to help me answer these questions. This book will move readers to delight in God and in his revealed reality as they wonder at God’s intended purpose for his creation.” -Biao Chen, Chinese Project Coordinator, Third Millennium Ministries



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A POWERFUL TRILOGY CELELBRATING OUR LORD'S INCARNATION
PAUL DAVID TRIPP, ANDREAS KOSTENBERGER, ALEXANDER STEWART; NANCY GUTHRIE

This year, don't let Christmas sneak up on you again. LOOK AT OUR WONDERFUL INCARNATION TRILOGY.

(1) COME. LET US ADORE HIM: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp

The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

“It's not uncommon for me to hear friends and members of the church I pastor talk of how ‘Christmas snuck up on them.’ Paul David Tripp has written a fantastic Advent devotional for individuals or families, and it's the perfect solution for preparing our hearts and homes to celebrate what's really going on underneath the tinsel and the trees.” -Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel

“Theology serves us best when it is translated into devotion. Paul David Tripp’s Come, Let Us Adore Him is that rare gem—great theology inspiring great devotion. This book will enrich my family’s experience of Christmas this year, and I believe it can enrich your Christmas too.” -Ray Ortlund, Lead Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee

“In the chaos, inadequacies, and fears that all too often overshadow the Advent season, it is easy to forget that this day, above all other days, speaks of stillness, welcome, and assurance. It tells us that we have been, and are now, completely loved—no matter if we remember all the presents or if the lights on our tree won’t work. This devotional will help us remember the great love with which we have been loved. Read its pages, share it with your family. Enter into that manger scene. And breathe.” -Elyse Fitzpatrick, author, Give Them Grace

(2) THE FIRST DAYS OF JESUS: The Story of the Incarnation by Andreas Kostenberger & Alexander Stewart

The birth of Jesus stands as a pivotal moment in the history of the world, marking a dramatic turning point in God’s plan to redeem creation from sin and death. Much to the world’s surprise, redemption had arrived . . . in the form of a lowly baby.

Aimed at stirring your affections for Jesus, this meditative book will lead you on a step-by-step journey through the Gospels’ birth narratives, clearing away common misconceptions, making messianic connections, and setting the stage for Jesus’s later life and ministry.

PART ONE: VIRGIN-BORN MESSIAH (From Matthew's Gospel)

PART TWO: LIGHT OF THE NATIONS (From Luke's Gospel)

PART THREE: INCARNATE WORD (From John's Gospel)

Endorsements:

“This latest work on the incarnation and nativity is an excellent example of serious scholarship served up in a most readable manner. No birth in history had such prophetic preparation, which is a powerful, central theme in these pages that celebrate the start of the greatest life ever lived. This is a welcome antidote to the cheap sensationalism in recent books on Jesus that try to demolish every reason for regarding Christmas as ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’” -Paul L. Maier, Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University; author, In the Fullness of Time

“The First Days of Jesus is a revealing look at the earliest days of Jesus in Matthew, Luke, and John set against some of the skeptical takes on these passages. Add to this a taste of Jewish messianic expectation and you have a nice overview of the start of Jesus’s career and where it fits in God’s plan. Solid yet devotional, it is a great introduction to the first days of our Lord.” -Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, The Hendricks Center, Dallas Theological Seminary

(3) COME, THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas edited by Nancy Guthrie

Join Christians Past and Present in Celebrating the Promise of Christmas

Between purchasing presents and planning travel, enjoying holiday pageants and attending parties, it is all too easy for the busyness of Christmas to crowd out a quiet anticipation of this sacred season. This anthology edited by Nancy Guthrie draws from the works and sermons of classic theologians such as George Whitefield, Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, and Saint Augustine, and from leading contemporary teachers such as John Piper, Randy Alcorn, Tim Keller, and Joni Eareckson Tada to help readers enter into the wonder of Jesus’s incarnation and birth.

1. Contemplating Christmas by George Whitefield

2. Tabernacled Among Us by Joseph 'Skip' Ryan

3. The Maiden Mary by Martin Luther

4. Conceived by the Holy Spirit by John Piper

5.The Gifts of Christmas by Tim Keller

6. The Great Fulfillment by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

7. Joseph: Righteous & Kind by J. Ligon Duncan

8. To Be More Blessed Than Mary by Jonathan Edwards

9. Have You Any Room? by Charles H. Spurgeon

10. The Word Was Made Flesh by Saint Augustine

11. For Your Sakes He Became Poor by J.I. Packer

12. Unto Us a Child is Born by John Calvin

13. Wrapped in Humility by Alistair Begg

14, Shepherd Status by Randy Alcorn

15. Glory Revealed by John MacArthur

16. Good News of Great Joy by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

17. Seeing Jesus with the Shepherds by Francis Schaeffer

18, The Lessons of the Wise Men by J.C. Ryle

19. Gifts of Faith by James Montgomery Boice

20. Embarking on a Course of Redemption by R.C. Sproul

21. Those to whom Christ Comes by R. Kent Hughes

22. A Christmas Longing by Joni Eareckson Tada



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THE INERRANT WORD: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives
Edited by John MacArthur, Foreword by R.C. Sproul

Christians are called to stand firm on the inerrancy of Scripture. Sadly, more and more people—not only from outside the church but also from within—are denying the complete truthfulness of God’s Word.

Edited by pastor John MacArthur, these commissioned essays by a host of evangelical pastors, theologians, historians, and biblical scholars contend that the Bible is completely true and without error—a foundational belief for those who claim to honor God. Exploring key Bible passages, events from church history, common criticisms, and pastoral applications, the contributors in this volume instill Christians with both certainty and courage to defend the inerrancy of God’s Word.

Table of Contents:

Foreword - R. C. Sproul

Introduction: Why a Book on Biblical Inerrancy Is Necessary - John MacArthur

Part 1: Inerrancy in the Bible: Building the Case

The Sufficiency of Scripture (Psalm 19) - John MacArthur

“Men Spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:16–2) - Derek W. H. Thomas

How to Know God: Meditate on His Word (Psalm 119) - Mark Dever

Christ, Christians, and the Word of God (Matthew 5:17–20) - Kevin DeYoung

Jesus’s Submission to Holy Scripture (John 10:35–36) - Ian Hamilton

The Nature, Benefits, and Results of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16–17) - J. Ligon Duncan III

Let the Lion Out (2 Timothy 4:1–5) - Alistair Begg

Part 2: Inerrancy in Church History: Showing the Precedent

The Ground and Pillar of the Faith: The Witness of Pre-Reformation History to the Doctrine of Sola Scriptura - Nathan Busenitz

The Power of the Word in the Present: Inerrancy and the Reformation - Carl R. Trueman

How Scotland Lost Her Hold on the Bible: A Case Study of Inerrancy Compromise - Iain H. Murray

How Did It Come to This?: Modernism’s Challenges to Inerrancy - Stephen J. Nichols

Part 3: Inerrancy in Theological Perspective: Answering the Critics

Foundations of Biblical Inerrancy: Definition and Prolegomena - John M. Frame

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: Inerrancy and Hermeneutics - R. Albert Mohler Jr.

The Use of Hosea 11:1 in Matthew 2:15: Inerrancy and Genre - G. K. Beale

Is Inerrancy Inert? Closing the Hermeneutical “Loophole”: Inerrancy and Intertextuality - Abner Chou

Can Error and Revelation Coexist?: Inerrancy and Alleged Contradictions - William Barrick

The Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures: Inerrancy and Pneumatology - Sinclair B. Ferguson

How the Perfect Light of Scripture Allows Us to See Everything Else: Inerrancy and Clarity - Brad Klassen

Words of God and Words of Man: Inerrancy and Dual Authorship - Matt Waymeyer

Do We Have a Trustworthy Text?: Inerrancy and Canonicity, Preservation, and Textual Criticism - Michael J. Kruger

Part 4: Innerancy in Pastoral Practice: Applying to Life

The Invincible Word: Inerrancy and the Power of Scripture - Steven J. Lawson

The Mandate and the Motivations: Inerrancy and Expository Preaching - John MacArthur

Putting Scripture Front and Center: Inerrancy and Apologetics - Michael Vlach

“All That I Have Commanded”: Inerrancy and the Great Commission - Miguel Núñez

Afterword: Keep the Faith - John MacArthur

Appendix: The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

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(1) JESUS, KEEP ME NEAR THE CROSS: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: True Contemplation of the Cross (Martin Luther)

Chapter 2: He Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem (John Piper)

Chapter 3: An Innocent Man Crushed by God (Alistair Begg)

Chapter 4: The Cup (C. J. Mahaney)

Chapter 5: Gethsemane (R. Kent Hughes)

Chapter 6: Betrayed, Denied, Deserted (J. Ligon Duncan III)

Chapter 7: Then Did They Spit in His Face (Charles Spurgeon)

Chapter 8: The Silence of the Lamb (Adrian Rogers)

Chapter 9: The Sufferings of Christ (J. C. Ryle)

Chapter 10: Father, Forgive Them (John MacArthur)

Chapter 11: With Loud Cries and Tears (John Owen)

Chapter 12: That He Might Destroy the Works of the Devil (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)

Chapter 13: I Am Thirsty (Joseph “Skip” Ryan)

Chapter 14: God-Forsaken (Philip Graham Ryken)

Chapter 15: Cursed (R. C. Sproul)

Chapter 16: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit (James Montgomery Boice)

Chapter 17: Blood and Water (John Calvin)

Chapter 18: He Descended into Hell and Ascended into Heaven (J. I. Packer)

Chapter 19: A Sweet-Smelling Savor to God (Jonathan Edwards)

Chapter 20: The Most Important Word in the Universe (Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.)

Chapter 21: Resurrection Preview (Francis Schaeffer)

Chapter 22: Peace Be unto You (Saint Augustine)

Chapter 23: Knowing the Power of His Resurrection (Tim Keller)

Chapter 24: Sharing His Sufferings (Joni Eareckson Tada)

Chapter 25: Crucified with Christ (Stephen F. Olford)

(2) COME, THOU LONG-EXPECTED JESUS: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas

TABLE OF CONTENTS WITH CHAPTER SUMMARY

Chapter 1: George Whitefield: Contemplating Christmas-An encouragement to pull away from frivolous holiday celebrations to truly contemplate the gift of the Incarnation.

Chapter 2: Skip Ryan: Tabernacled Among Us-An exposition of John 1:14 about what it means that Jesus became flesh and “dwelt” among us.

Chapter 3: Martin Luther: The Maiden Mary-An examination of Mary’s humility as a Jewish maiden, and her glad response to what God brought into her life.

Chapter 4: John Piper: Conceived by the Holy Spirit-An exploration of the work of the Holy Spirit in the conception of Jesus in Mary’s womb and what the angel told Mary about the child in her womb.

Chapter 5: Tim Keller: The Gifts of Christmas-Keller suggests four gifts we are given through Christmas—vulnerability for intimacy, comfort for suffering, passion for justice, power over prejudice.

Chapter 6: Martin Lloyd-Jones: The Great Fulfillment-A presentation of Jesus as the great fulfillment of all the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament.

Chapter 7: Ligon Duncan: Joseph: Righteous and Kind-A look at the character and faith of Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father.

Chapter 8: Jonathan Edwards: To Be More Blessed Than Mary-An exposition of Luke 11:27-28 in which Jesus said that the person who hears and keeps the Word of God is more blessed than Mary who bore and nursed the Son of God.

Chapter 9: Charles Spurgeon: Have You Any Room?-A sermon that presents all of the places where there was no room for Jesus—the inn, halls of government, temples of religion, places of business—and an invitation to make room for Jesus in your life.

Chapter 10: Saint Augustine: The Word Was Made Flesh-A meditation on what it means that the Word was With God and Was God and then was made flesh.

Chapter 11: J. I. Packer: For Your Sakes He Became Poor-Packer suggests that the key text for understanding the incarnation is 2 Corinthians 8:9: ‘ye know that grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.’

Chapter 12: John Calvin: Unto Us A Child is Born-A consideration of the promises of Isaiah 9 phrase by phrase.

Chapter 13: Alistair Begg: Wrapped in Humility-A view of the incarnation through Philippians 2:5-7 and what it means that the God of glory poured himself into the humble form of a human servant.

Chapter 14: Randy Alcorn: Shepherd Status-A history lesson on the place shepherds held in society and the implications of these lowly people being chosen as the first to hear about the birth of Jesus.

Chapter 15: John MacArthur: Glory Revealed-Isaiah promised that the glory of God would be revealed, and it was revealed fully in the person and work of Jesus Christ who was “the radiance of the glory of God.”

Chapter 16: Ray Ortlund, Jr.: Good News of Great Joy-Five reasons the birth of Jesus should give us joy just as the angels announced that the birth of Jesus was “good news of great joy,”

Chapter 17: Francis Shaeffer: Seeing Jesus With the Shepherds-Significant ways seeing Jesus changed the lives of simple shepherds forever, and how seeing Jesus should change our lives.

Chapter 18: J.C. Ryle: The Lessons of the Wise Men-The example of faith shown to us by the wise men who came to worship Jesus.

Chapter 19: James Boice: Gifts of Faith-An examination of gold, frankincense and myrrh and what each gift given to Jesus meant.

Chapter 20: R.C. Sproul: Embarking on a Course of Redemption-An exposition of the circumcision and naming of Jesus in the temple on his eighth day.

Chapter 21: R. Kent Hughes: Those To Whom Christ Comes-Insights into Simeon and Anna and their longing to see the Savior.

Chapter 22: Joni Eareckson Tada: A Christmas Longing-A connection of our Christmas longings to see Jesus to our longings for him to come again.

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MAN OF SORROWS, KING OF GLORY: What the Humiliation and Exaltation of Jesus Mean for Us
JONTY RHODES

What the Person and Work of Jesus Really Means

Christians, rightly called “people of the cross,” look to Jesus’s death and resurrection as the central points of his earthly mission. But in order to understand more fully the person and work of Christ, it’s important for believers to fix their minds on his entire ministry—his life, death, resurrection, and ongoing ministry today—and not solely on his work on the cross.

In Man of Sorrows, King of Glory, Jonty Rhodes uses the traditional roles of Jesus as prophet, priest, and king (often referred to as his “threefold office”) to show how his whole life—in humiliation on earth and now exaltation in glory—is lived for us. As believers explore Jesus’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension, they will develop a holistic portrait of the Messiah and a deeper appreciation for God’s plan to reclaim sinners.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: The Journey of the Son of God

Chapter 1: Man of Sorrows! What a Name: The Whole Christ and the Whole Cross

Chapter 2: For the Son of God, Who Came: The Person of Christ

Part 2: To the Far Country: Christ's Humiliation

Chapter 3: Bearing Shame and Scoffing Rude: The Humiliation of Christ

Chapter 4: "It Is Finished!" Was His Cry: The Humiliation of Christ Our Prophet

Chapter 5: In My Place Condemned He Stood: The Humiliation of Christ Our Priest

Chapter 6: Ruined Sinners to Reclaim: The Humiliation of Christ Our King

Part 3: To the Father's Right Hand: Christ's Exaltation

Chapter 7: Now in Heaven Exalted High: The Exaltation of Christ

Chapter 8: Then Anew This Song We'll Sing: The Exaltation of Christ Our Prophet

Chapter 9: Sealed My Pardon with His Blood: The Exaltation of Christ Our Priest

Chapter 10: When He Comes Our Glorious King: The Exaltation of Christ Our King

Acknowledgments

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“Too often, Christians think narrowly about Jesus’s saving work, as though saying ‘Christ died for our sins’ exhausts the gospel. Jonty Rhodes gives us a more full-orbed view of the work of Christ, taking us back to classical formulations of Christ’s threefold office (prophet, priest, and king) and twofold state (humiliation and exaltation). Man of Sorrows, King of Glory is theologically rich while remaining accessible and devotional. This edifying book will help Christians understand Jesus more fully and love him more deeply.” -Gavin Ortlund, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Ojai; author, Finding the Right Hills to Die On

“As soon as we begin to speak of Jesus, we’re doing the work of theology. This book provides sound teaching for that task, exploring the person and work of Christ with a fresh sense of wonder. Man of Sorrows, King of Glory is rich without being dense, theological without being stuffy, and corrective without being combative.” -Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden

“This book is full of biblical insight and draws on a rich stock of historic Reformed theologians. In Man of Sorrows, King of Glory, we move from Adam to the new creation and see how in Christ’s exaltation he becomes the human king the world has been awaiting. Jonty Rhodes shows that the death and resurrection of Jesus have so much more importance for Christians than we usually recognize.” -Simon Gathercole, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of Cambridge

“Some people think that being Reformed means believing in the five solas of the Reformation or the five points of Calvinism. In his book Man of Sorrows, King of Glory, Jonty Rhodes shows us that the Reformed faith is deeper and broader, as he invites us to look at the person and work of Christ from the perspective of his twofold state (humiliation and exaltation) and threefold office (prophet, priest, and king) set within the drama of the relationship between Father and Son. This book helps us understand the gospel through new eyes as we see the rich structures that undergird Reformed theology. I hope all Christian ministers will encourage every church member to read it!” -Jonathan Gibson, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Rare are the books that make forgotten theology accessible. Rarer still are those that do so while retaining their sense of wonder. In Man of Sorrows, King of Glory, we dive deep into ancient truths concerning the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Combining biblical insight with devotional application, this book is one to read slowly, prayerfully, and joyfully. And as we do so, we can’t fail to find ourselves in awe and love and praise at the humiliation and exaltation of so great a Savior.” -Dave Gobbett, Lead Minister, Highfields Church, Cardiff, Wales; Trustee, World Alive

AUTHOR

JONTY RHODES is minister of Christ Church Central Leeds, a congregation of the International Presbyterian Church in Leeds, United Kingdom. He has spent the last ten years planting churches in England and is the author of Covenants Made Simple. Jonty is married to Georgina, and they have four children.

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THE PRAYERS OF JESUS: Listening to and Learning from Our Savior
Mark Jones

“If your soul is dry and your prayers are dead, here is living water to revive and refresh you.” — David Murray

Jesus’s ministry on earth as a human was marked by a devotion to prayer. Through his prayer life, we see what it means to truly depend on God. Examining all of Jesus’s prayers recorded in the New Testament, this book reflects on the content and structure of the Son of God’s words to his Father— helping us imitate his example as we commune with our heavenly Father as adopted sons and daughters in Christ.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Introducing Our Praying Lord

Jesus Prayed from His Mother’s Breasts (Psalm 22:9–10)

Jesus Prayed “Abba! Father” (John 17:1)

Jesus Prayed in Secret (Luke 5:16)

Jesus Prayed the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13)

Jesus Prayed Joyfully in the Spirit (Luke 10:21)

Jesus Prayed Knowing He Would Be Heard (John 11:41–42)

Jesus Prayed for His Father’s Glory (John 12:27–28)

Jesus Prayed for His Own Glory (John 17:1)

Jesus Prayed concerning Eternal Life (John 17:1–2)

Jesus Prayed for Us to Know God and Himself (John 17:3)

Jesus Prayed for the Glory He Had Before the World Existed (John 17:4–5)

Jesus Prayed concerning God’s Self–Disclosure (John 17:6–8)

Jesus Prayed for the Elect to Glorify Him (John 17:9–10)

Jesus Prayed That the Father Would Protect the Church (John 17:11–12)

Jesus Prayed for His Disciples To Be Joyful (John 17:13)

Jesus Prayed for His Disciples in the World (John 17:14–16)

Jesus Prayed for His Disciples to Be Sanctified (John 17:17–19)

Jesus Prayed for Church Unity (John 17:20–21)

Jesus Prayed for Us to Receive His Glory (John 17:22–23)

Jesus Prayed for His People to Be with Him (John 17:24)

Jesus Prayed with Confidence (John 17:25–26)

Jesus Prayed in Great Distress (Mark 14:32–34)

Jesus Prayed for Deliverance (Mark 14:35–36)

Jesus Prayed for His Enemies (Luke 23:34)

Jesus Prayed with a Loud Cry (Mark 15:34)

Jesus Prayed His Final Prayer (Luke 23:46)

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS:

“This is a book primarily about Jesus and secondarily about prayer. That is reflected in the subtitle Listening to and Learning from Our Savior. Jones guides us in listening to the prayers of Jesus for what they tell us about Jesus, and then what they tell us about prayer. Think of it as a Christology viewed through the lens of Jesus’s prayers. Jones’s purpose is much deeper than just drawing principles of prayer from the prayers of Jesus; he takes us into a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and what he has done for us, and then applies that to the prayer life of the believer in Christ.” - Donald S. Whitney, Associate Dean and Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible

“Mark Jones has done it again. He distills the beauty, majesty, and mystery of Jesus into accessible and transformative food for the soul. No other writer today says so much about Christ in such profound, readable, provocative, and rich ways. The humanity, vulnerability, authority, and glory of our Lord jump out of every page. Read this book.” - Dan MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Grace Toronto Church

“What a wonderful idea—to access the person and work of our Savior through his prayers. The result is a beautiful and soul-satisfying book that will not only teach you more about Jesus but also teach you how to pray. If your soul is dry and your prayers are dead, here is living water to revive and refresh you.” -David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“Christians with an appetite for knowing Jesus will find a feast in The Prayers of Jesus. Mark Jones serves up the finest in devotional food, teaching us how to come to the Father by observing the prayer life of his Son. I heartily commend not only the bite-size chapters but also Jones’s meaty historical and theological introduction.” - Chad Van Dixhoorn, Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary

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DEEPER: Real Change for Real Sinners
DANE C. ORTLUND

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” —2 Peter 3:18

How do Christians grow? Few question the call of the Bible to grow in godliness, but the answer to exactly how this happens is often elusive.

In this book, Dane Ortlund points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to him.

Drawing on wisdom from figures throughout church history, Ortlund encourages readers to fix their gaze on Jesus in the battle against sin, casting themselves upon his grace and living out their invincible identity in Christ.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1: Jesus

Chapter 2: Despair

Chapter 3: Union

Chapter 4: Embrace

Chapter 5: Acquittal

Chapter 6: Honesty

Chapter 7: Pain

Chapter 8: Breathing

Chapter 9: Supernaturalized

Conclusion

ENDORSEMENTS

“This lovely, easy-to-read primer by Dane Ortlund grounds our discipleship in the glowing center of Christianity—our Lord Jesus. It’s easy to think that as we grow as Christians, we move on to ‘higher things’ (whatever that means!), when in fact we simply need to learn the beauty and depth of Jesus and all that he’s done for us. That’s what Ortlund helps us do here. This book will bless you!” -Paul E. Miller, author, A Praying Life and J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life

“That angst in your soul for more is a part of the growing process—a gift of hunger and thirst that Jesus, the inexhaustible well, will fill. In Deeper, Dane Ortlund reminds us that the angst is satisfied not by behavioral modification or some quick fix but by the beauty of friendship with Jesus and the peace more deeply accepted in our souls. If you are hungry and thirsty for more life, more joy, more peace, and more Jesus, this is a book for you.” -Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel

“Having marinated in the wisdom, beauty, and encouragement of Dane’s new book, I totally understand why my friend chose deeper as the primary image for the title. How does God change us as his beloved daughters and sons? Think less of climbing a mountain and more of swimming in a deep ocean of the always-more-ness of Jesus. If you’ve ever wondered what the Bible really means by ‘fixing our gaze on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,’ this should be the next book you spend time with. Dane helps us understand that the gospel is more of a person to adore and know than theological propositions and categories to master.” -Scotty Ward Smith, Pastor Emeritus, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee; Teacher in Residence, West End Community Church, Nashville, Tennessee

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FAITH. HOPE. LOVE. The Christ-Centered Way to Grow in Grace
MARK JONES

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Faith, hope, and love—we hear a lot about each on their own, but how are they related? Why is this triad mentioned so often in the New Testament?

Written in the form of fifty-eight questions and answers, this book reveals how these three theological virtues—also referred to as “three divine sisters”—together serve as the foundation for our whole Christian life. Deeply scriptural, steeped in key theological texts, and modeled after the classic catechisms of church history, this book will instruct our minds, stir our hearts, and motivate us to faith-filled obedience.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Part 1: Faith

Questions 1–17

1. What is the worst sin?

2. What is saving faith?

3. Where does faith come from?

4. What does it mean that faith is supernatural?

5. Are we justified by believing in the doctrine of justification by faith alone?

6. What does our faith lay hold of?

7. Can we lose our justification?

8. Is faith our righteousness?

9. What is the principal exercise of faith?

10. What is the principle of our obedience?

11. In addition to being the object of our faith, is Jesus also the pattern of our faith?

12. Can faith be increased and strengthened?

13. Should those with saving faith fear God and tremble at his threats?

14. Is there such a thing as false faith?

15. What is Satan’s goal in his assaults on God’s children?

16. How should we respond in the trials God sends us?

17. Does true faith always persevere and end in victory?



Part 2: Hope

Questions 18–30

18. How is hope commonly understood?

19. What is Christian hope?

20. What gives rise to Christian hope?

21. Is hope necessary for the Christian?

22. To whom is Christian hope given?

23. How does hope relate to death?

24. What is the supreme object of Christian hope?

25. How does Christian hope relate to our future vision of Christ?

26. In what destination do we long to live forever?

27. Of what use is hope in times of suffering?

28. What hope do we have regarding the salvation of our children?

29. May we have hope regarding the death of infants?

30. What duty flows out of Christian hope?



Part 3: Love

Questions 31–57

31. What is the foundation of the Christian religion?

32. What is love?

33. What is the guide to loving God and our neighbor?

34. How do we fail to show love for God?

35. How do we show our love for God?

36. What makes our obedience acceptable to God?

37. How does faith work through love?

38. What is the context for our love?

39. What is the chief end of our love to others?

40. How can we keep ourselves from idolatry, which manifests hatred toward God?

41. What guards the church from false worship?

42. How should God’s people regard themselves in the Christian life?

43. Does God offer us a particular day in which we may rest and stir up our love for him and others?

44. How do we love those who are in a higher or lower position than ourselves?

45. What obedience should Christian parents expect from their children?

46. Why are we to have love and respect for human life?

47. How are we to show our love and respect for human life?

48. What are our sexual duties in this life, and how does the fulfillment of such manifest love?

49. What is the primary mark of a Christian marriage?

50. Why is adultery such a heinous sin?

51. How does love manifest itself in regard to our worldly goods and name?

52. How is our generosity in love to be shown in the local church?

53. Why is lying so serious?

54. How do we show love with regard to our speech?

55. What keeps us from an inordinate desire for the things of the world?

56. Is love optional for Christians?

57. Of faith, hope, and love, which is the greatest?

Appendix

Question 58

58 Did Jesus possess faith, hope, and love?

Catechism

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“Pastor Mark Jones has written an admirable treatise on the heart of biblical ethics: the virtues of faith, hope, and love. His book is based firmly on Scripture, and he has arranged it as a catechism: questions, answers, and commentary. He also digs deep into classic theological expositions, especially among the Puritans. This arrangement, clearly and vividly written, enables readers not only to understand these teachings, but to internalize them, and thus to grow in grace. This book will be a great help to individual and family devotions and to adult Bible study groups. I hope that many will have the opportunity to read it to the glory of God in Christ.” -John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary

“Much writing on Christian spirituality is hollow, bereft of theological heft and awash in baptized therapeuticism. By contrast, Faith. Hope. Love. is weightily Puritanesque in the best sense—offering clear, Christ-centered, scriptural ballast for the Christian life. Rooted richly in the Reformed tradition, Jones walks us through the theological virtues and the shape they give to our life in Christ. More importantly, in each chapter he points us to the Christ in whom we place our faith—the one we imitate in love and for whom we wait in hope. I highly commend this work.” -Derek Rishmawy, blogger, Reformedish; cohost, Mere Fidelity podcast

“The old paths are the way into the future. Mark Jones knows this is true for the life and witness of the church of Jesus Christ. He takes us back to the medieval theological virtues, organizes them in a reformational catechism, and uses post-Reformation, orthodox theological distinctions, all to instruct our minds, enflame our hearts, and move us to service. This is as clear as it gets when it comes to the doctrine of justification by faith alone and all that it means for living out a life of faith, hope, and love.” -Daniel R. Hyde, Pastor, Oceanside United Reformed Church, Carlsbad/Oceanside, California; Adjunct Instructor of Ministerial Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary; author, Welcome to a Reformed Church

“The questions we ask can be just as important as the answers. Well-meaning Christians often harmfully express the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and love in sentimental tropes devoid of substance. I will be recommending Mark’s excellent book for many to use devotionally. Its catechismal format has provided a superb corrective, moving us to delight in Christ-centered faith, hope, and love, and what they require of us in response.” -Aimee Byrd, author, Theological Fitness and No Little Women

“In this useful work, Jones clearly and practically guides the reader into the virtues of the body of Christ. The book is laid out in catechetical format, which Jones employs with great dexterity. The questions are those that the fides quaerens intellectum (‘faith seeking understanding’) of any believer naturally poses to itself, and the definitions that follow by way of response are elegant and comprehensive. The expositions of the answers are doctrinally profound but expressed very simply and memorably. Steeped in the wisdom of the doctors and the great Puritan guides of the heart, Faith. Hope. Love. is a much-needed map of the path of the Christian’s walk with God.” -Peter Escalante, Fellow of Rhetoric, New St. Andrew’s College

“Mark Jones puts to rest the lie that scholasticism is arid and boring. In a rich display of biblical text, respect for the past, and pastoral sensitivity, Faith. Hope. Love. gives to the church a summary of biblical virtue to help us live our theology in honor of a Savior who loves us so faithfully. This is a worthy addition to Jones’s other works that have made the best of the Great Tradition accessible and enjoyable for a wide Christian audience.” -Ian Hugh Clary, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Colorado Christian University; coeditor, Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition; Senior Fellow, Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies



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BE STILL MY SOUL: Embracing God's Purpose & Provision in Suffering
Edited by Nancy Guthrie w/ Contributions by Ferguson, Packer, Sproul, Newton etc.

A POWERFUL RESOURCE TO MINISTER TO THOSE IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING.

Since the beginning of humanity, the question of suffering-why it happens and how God works in it-has existed. What are you doing, God? Why is this happening? Where are you? These questions fill our thoughts when we experience deep pain and tragedy. Having lost two young children who suffered from a rare and incurable disease, editor Nancy Guthrie has put together this helpful collection of short readings exploring the question of suffering.

This anthology includes essays from both classic and contemporary theologians, Bible teachers, and missionaries such as John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Piper, Corrie ten Boom, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Helen Roseveare. Each entry expounds on a Bible verse, leading readers to see and be comforted by God's perspective, purpose, and provision in suffering.

CONTRIBUTIONS BY: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Corrie ten Boom, John Calvin, J. I. Packer, John Piper, Jerry Bridges, R. C. Sproul, Charles H. Spurgeon, Helen Roseveare, John Newton, D. A. Carson, Martin Luther, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Jonathan Edwards, Timothy Keller, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Philip Yancey, Augustine, Os Guinness, A. W. Tozer, Abraham Kuyper, Wilson Benton, Jeremiah Burroughs, Thomas Manton

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PART ONE: GOD'S PERSPECTIVE ON SUFFERING

1. Suffering: The Servant of our Joy by Tim Keller

2. The Gift of Pain by Philip Yancey

3. God's Plan A by Joni Eareckson Tada

4. When We Don't Know Why, We Trust God Who Knows Why by Os Guinness

5. Is There Such a Thing as Senseless Tragedy? by R.C. Sproul

6. Illumined by the Light of God's Providence by John Calvin

7. A Profound Answer to the Pressing Question, 'Why?' by Wilson Benton, Jr.

8. Bearing Suffering by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

9. No Sorrow Like Jesus' Sorrow by John Newton

PART TWO: GOD'S PURPOSE IN SUFFERING

10. The God We Had We Lose by Abraham Kuyper

11. When Cost Becomes Privilege by Helen Roseveare

12. Prepared for Usefulness by A.W. Tozer

13. The Test of a Crisis by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

14. Too Good to Suffer? by St. Augustine

15. Faith Tried and Proved by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

16. Choosing Trust by Jerry Bridges

17. Dying Well by D.A. Carson

GOD'S PROVISION IN SUFFERING

18. Just What You Need, Just in Time by Corrie Ten Boom

19. Dark Valleys by Sinclair Ferguson

20. Hoped-for Healing by J.I. Packer

21. Happy in Affliction by Thomas Manton

22. Power in Weakness by John Piper

23. To Suffer as Christ Did by Martin Luther

24. Learning to be Content by Jeremiah Burroughs

25. Refuge and Rest in Christ by Jonathan Edwards

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CONCISE THEOLOGY: A Concise Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
JAMES I. PACKER

NEXT TO HIS BOOK 'KNOWING GOD' THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK IN ALL THE WRITINGS OF THE LATE J.I. PACKER. IT IS THE PERFECT GIFT TO A NEW BELIEVER, AND A WONDERFUL BOOK FOR THE SEASONED VETERAN OF THE CROSS, WHO NEEDS TO BE REMINDED OF THE RICHES FOUND IN CHRIST.

"Theology is for doxology and devotion—that is, the praise of God and the practice of godliness.” —From the Preface

Theology is important for the Christian life. And though it is marked by many complex terms and doctrines, there is yet what J. I. Packer calls “the permanent essentials of Christianity.” This concise introduction to these essential doctrines distills theological truths so both scholar and layperson alike can grow to treasure the unchanging pillars of the Christian faith.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Publisher's Foreword

Preface

Part 1: God Revealed as Creator

Chapter 1: Revelation: Scripture Is the Word of God

Chapter 2: Interpretation: Christians Can Understand the Word of God

Chapter 3: General Revelation: God’s Reality Is Known to All

Chapter 4: Guilt: The Effect of General Revelation

Chapter 5: Inward Witness: Scripture Is Authenticated by the Holy Spirit

Chapter 6: Authority: God Governs His People through Scripture

Chapter 7: Knowledge: True Knowledge of God Comes through Faith

Chapter 8: Creation: God Is the Creator

Chapter 9: Self-Disclosure: This Is My Name

Chapter 10: Self-Existence: God Has Always Been

Chapter 11: Transcendence: God’s Nature Is Spiritual

Chapter 12: Omniscience: God Sees and Knows

Chapter 13: Sovereignty: God Reigns

Chapter 14: Almightiness: God Is Omnipresent and Omnipotent

Chapter 15: Predestination: God Has a Purpose

Chapter 16: Trinity: God Is One and Three

Chapter 17: Holiness: God Is Light

Chapter 18: Goodness: God Is Love

Chapter 19: Wisdom: God’s Twofold Will Is One

Chapter 20: Mystery: God Is Surpassingly Great

Chapter 21: Providence: God Governs This World

Chapter 22: Miracles: God Shows His Presence and Power

Chapter 23: Glory: God’s Glory-Showing Requires Glory-Giving

Chapter 24: Idolatry: God Demands Total Allegiance

Chapter 25: Angels: God Employs Supernatural Agents

Chapter 26: Demons: God Has Supernatural Opponents

Chapter 27: Satan: Fallen Angels Have a Leader

Chapter 28: Humanness: God Made Human Beings in His Image

Chapter 29: Humankind: Humans Are Body and Soul, in Two Genders

Part 2: God Revealed as Redeemer

Chapter 30: The Fall: The First Human Couple Sinned

Chapter 31: Original Sin: Depravity Infects Everyone

Chapter 32: Inability: Fallen Human Beings Are Both Free and Enslaved

Chapter 33: Covenant: God Takes Sinful Humans into a Covenant of Grace

Chapter 34: Law: God Legislates, and Demands Obedience

Chapter 35: Law in Action: God’s Moral Law Has Three Purposes

Chapter 36: Conscience: God Teaches and Cleanses the Heart

Chapter 37: Worship: God Gives a Liturgical Pattern

Chapter 38: Prophets: God Sent Messengers to Declare His Will

Chapter 39: Incarnation: God Sent His Son to Save Us

Chapter 40: Two Natures: Jesus Christ Is Fully Human

Chapter 41: Virgin Birth: Jesus Christ Was Born by Miracle

Chapter 42: Teacher: Jesus Christ Proclaimed God’s Kingdom and Family

Chapter 43: Sinlessness: Jesus Christ Was Entirely Free from Sin

Chapter 44: Obedience: Jesus Christ Fulfilled His Father’s Redemptive Will

Chapter 45: Vocation: Jesus Christ’s Mission Was Revealed at His Baptism

Chapter 46: Transfiguration: How Jesus Christ’s Glory Was Revealed

Chapter 47: Resurrection: Jesus Christ Was Raised from the Dead

Chapter 48: Ascension: Jesus Christ Was Taken Up into Heaven

Chapter 49: Session: Jesus Reigns in Heaven

Chapter 50: Mediation: Jesus Christ Is the Mediator between God and Man

Chapter 51: Sacrifice: Jesus Christ Made Atonement for Sin

Chapter 52: Definite Redemption: Jesus Christ Died for God’s Elect

Part 3: God Revealed as Lord of Grace

Chapter 53: Paraclete: The Holy Spirit Ministers to Believers

Chapter 54: Salvation: Jesus Rescues His People from Sin

Chapter 55: Election: God Chooses His Own

Chapter 56: Effectual Calling: God Draws His People to Himself

Chapter 57: Illumination: The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Understanding

Chapter 58: Regeneration: The Christian Is Born Again

Chapter 59: Works: Good Works Are an Expression of Faith

Chapter 60: Repentance: A Christian Changes Radically

Chapter 61: Justification: Salvation Is by Grace through Faith

Chapter 62: Adoption: God Makes His People His Children

Chapter 63: Sanctification: The Christian Grows in Grace

Chapter 64: Liberty: Salvation Brings Freedom

Chapter 65: Legalism: Working for God’s Favor Forfeits It

Chapter 66: Antinomianism: We Are Not Set Free to Sin

Chapter 67: Love: Loving Is Basic to Christian Behavior

Chapter 68: Hope: Hoping Is Basic to the Christian Outlook

Chapter 69: Enterprise: A Christian Lives to Please God

Chapter 70: Prayer: Christians Practice Fellowship with God

Chapter 71: Oaths and Vows: Christians Must Be Truthful

Chapter 72: The Kingdom of God: Christians Must Manifest Kingdom Life

Chapter 73: Apostles: Jesus’s Representatives Exercised His Authority

Chapter 74: Church: God Plants His People in a New Community

Chapter 75: Word and Sacrament: How a Genuine Church Is Identified

Chapter 76: Elders: Pastors Must Care for the Church

Chapter 77: Sacraments: Christ Instituted Two Seals of God’s Covenant

Chapter 78: Baptism: This Rite Exhibits Union with Christ

Chapter 79: The Lord’s Supper: This Rite Exhibits Communion with Christ

Chapter 80: Discipline: The Church Must Uphold Christian Standards

Chapter 81: Mission: Christ Sends the Church into the World

Chapter 82: Spiritual Gifts: The Holy Spirit Equips the Church

Chapter 83: Marriage: Matrimony Is Meant to Be a Permanent Covenant Relationship

Chapter 84: The Family: The Christian Household Is a Spiritual Unit

Chapter 85: The World: Christians Are in Society to Serve and Transform It

Chapter 86: The State: Christians Must Respect Civil Government

Part 4: God Revealed as Lord of Destiny

Chapter 87: Perseverance: God Keeps His People Safe

Chapter 88: Unpardonable Sin: Only Impenitence Cannot Be Forgiven

Chapter 89: Mortality: Christians Need Not Fear Death

Chapter 90: Second Coming: Jesus Christ Will Return to the Earth in Glory

Chapter 91: General Resurrection: The Dead in Christ Will Rise in Glory

Chapter 92: Judgment Seat: God Will Judge All Mankind

Chapter 93: Hell: The Wicked Will Be Banished into Endless Misery

Chapter 94: Heaven: God Will Welcome His People into Everlasting Joy

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“J. I. Packer’s Concise Theology is the best simple guide to Christian doctrine that I know. Because it is systematic, precise, and saturated with Scripture, I often use this book to introduce young people and new believers to the basics of their faith.” -Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

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THEREFORE I HAVE HOPE: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain & Redeem in Tragedy
Cameron Cole

Winner of WORLD's 2018 Book of the Year Award for Accessible Theology!

"This book will be of such immense encouragement and help, not just because it’s hopeful but because it’s human." Jen Pollock Michel, author, Teach Us to Want and Keeping Place

"Throughout the journey of my worst nightmare—my descent into a dark, sad valley—the Holy Spirit would remind me of truths that comforted my soul and sustained my life."

After the sudden death of their three-year-old son, Cameron Cole and his wife found themselves clinging to Christ through twelve key theological truths—truths that became their lifeline in the midst of unthinkable grief. Weaving together their own story of tragic loss and abiding faith, Cole explores these twelve life-giving truths to offer hope and comfort to those in the midst of tragedy.

Table of Contents:

Foreword

Introduction

Section 1: The Initial Shock

1. Grace

2. Gospel

3. Resurrection

4. Faith

Section 2: The New Normal

5. Empathy

6. Providence

7. Doubt

8. Presence

9. Sin

Section 3: The Long Haul

10. Joy

11. Service

12. Heaven

The Narrative of Hope

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope. An easy-to-read work without heavy theological language, this book can be understood and immediately applied to make a difference in a mourner’s life. Cole openly shares lessons he's learning following the tragic loss of his son and does not shy away from gradually and carefully pulling back the curtain on very real and present pain. The principles he shares apply to those who suffer various losses—the loss of a job, a parent, a child, one’s identity, one’s confidence, or one’s friends.” -Robert Smith Jr., Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“With both sensitivity and skill, Cameron Cole proves in this book that the central truths of the Bible actually matter for those of us who have ever encountered the often unspeakable tragedies of life. While our words to ourselves and to those who encounter suffering and loss sometimes fall flat, Cole reminds us that the profound realities found in the person and work of Jesus Christ and his resurrection can lift us to new heights of faith, hope, and love. Every Christian needs to read this book to discover anew that God is both great and good—no matter what may befall us.” -Julius J. Kim, Dean of Students and Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

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GOD IS: A Devotional Guide to the Attributes of God
MARK JONES

“This is Mark Jones at his best. In twenty-seven concise chapters, God Is invites, equips, edifies, comforts, and challenges God’s people to know God better and love him more.” —Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

God has revealed many things about himself in his Word. But God’s manifold attributes shine most clearly in his Son, Jesus Christ, who came to reveal his Father. Through Christ’s saving work on the cross, we are able to know and worship God rightly.

This book aims to help us study and understand the attributes of God so that we delight in and love him with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. Each chapter explains one attribute, shows how it is most clearly manifested in Christ, and provides practical application for the Christian life.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1: God Is Triune

Chapter 2: God Is Simple

Chapter 3: God Is Spirit

Chapter 4: God Is Infinite

Chapter 5: God Is Eternal

Chapter 6: God Is Unchangeable

Chapter 7: God Is Independent

Chapter 8: God Is Omnipresent

Chapter 9: God Is Omniscient

Chapter 10: God Is Omnipotent

Chapter 11: God Is Yahweh

Chapter 12: God Is Blessed

Chapter 13: God Is Glorious

Chapter 14: God Is Majestic

Chapter 15: God Is Sovereign

Chapter 16: God Is Love

Chapter 17: God Is Good

Chapter 18: God Is Patient

Chapter 19: God Is Merciful

Chapter 20: God Is Wise

Chapter 21: God Is Holy

Chapter 22: God Is Faithful

Chapter 23: God Is Gracious

Chapter 24: God Is Just

Chapter 25: God Is Angry

Chapter 26: God Is Anthropomorphic

Epilogue

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 240

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ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7423-8

Published: September 29, 2020

Mark Jones serves as the pastor of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA) in British Columbia, Canada, and research associate at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He has authored several books and speaks all over the world on Christology and the Christian life.

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R.C. SPROUL: A Life
Stephen J. Nichols

Introducing the First Biography of the Life and Ministry of R. C. Sproul

R. C. Sproul (1939–2017) was a pastor, a professor, an author, and the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries. His contributions in the areas of biblical studies, theology, worldview and culture, Christian living, and church history continue to be held in high regard.

In this book, Stephen J. Nichols offers an in-depth look at Sproul’s life and ministry—his childhood; his formative seminary education; his marriage and partnership with his beloved wife, Vesta; his influence on broader American evangelicalism; and his many friendships with key figures such as James Montgomery Boice, John MacArthur, John Piper, J. I. Packer, and Chuck Colson. This biography details the profound impact Sproul had on the lives of many during his lifetime, and highlights the various ways his legacy continues to influence countless pastors and students worldwide.

Table of Contents:

Prologue: The Great Escape

Chapter 1: Pittsburgh

Chapter 2: Ecclesiastes 11:3

Chapter 3: Student Professor Pastor Teacher

Chapter 4: Ligonier

Chapter 5: Inerrancy

Chapter 6: Apologetics

Chapter 7: Holiness

Chapter 8: Stand

Chapter 9: Holy Space, Holy Time

Chapter 10: A New Reformation

Chapter 11: Doxology

Chapter 12: His Final Two Sermons: A Glorious Savior & A Great Salvation

R. C. Sproul Timeline

Books by R. C. Sproul

Crucial Question Booklet Series Titles by R. C. Sproul

Ligonier National Conference Themes and R. C. Sproul Lecture Titles

Representative Teaching Series by R. C. Sproul

Selected Sermons Series Titles Preached by R. C. Sproul at Saint Andrew’s Chapel

Endorsements

“This theologically rich, warm, and personal look at a rare servant of the Lord is masterful. The range of R. C.’s vast interest and contribution, along with the irresistible charm of his personality, require a biographer who is a church historian, theologian, and very close friend. Stephen Nichols is the best choice, as this account demonstrates. He has brought to the pages a story truly revealing R. C.—an account that lives and breathes the man we loved as our teacher and friend. There will be other biographies of R.C., but I cannot imagine any that would come close to this one.” - John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; Chancellor Emeritus, The Master’s University and Seminary

“This book is worth your time because it celebrates a man worth remembering. R. C. was a masterful theologian who could so easily squeeze sweetness from what others considered dry doctrine. His sermons and books beautifully adorned the gospel, but so did his life. It’s what I love about Stephen Nichols’s remarkable work. He takes us behind the scenes to reveal the true makings of this great saint of the twentieth century, why his words endure, and why we are inexorably drawn to his live-large character. I’ve always admired R. C. Sproul for his razor-sharp mind; now, with this biography, he’s printed on my heart. Thank you, Stephen Nichols, for helping the reader fall in love with this lion of a man, my friend, the good Doctor Sproul.” - Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“I couldn’t put this book down, for it doesn’t just tell the fascinating story of a life well lived; it takes you on R. C.’s own journey. Through it you see where the fire came from. Through it you get the thrill of soaking up his passion for the gospel of Christ, for biblical truth, and for the beauty of God in his holiness. But my hope for this book is not that it might provide a nice reunion for those of us who knew and loved R. C.; my prayer is that the Lord might use it to inspire more faithful Reformers, more God-fearing defenders and proclaimers of the faith, more like R. C. Sproul.” - Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, UK

“I remember once hearing R. C. Sproul preach on Psalm 51, and I asked him afterward how long it had taken him to prepare his lecture that day. He smiled and said, ‘About five minutes . . . and thirty years.’ I have no doubt that future generations will benefit from R. C.’s prolific ministry two hundred years from now, should the Lord tarry. Stephen Nichols has given us a gift in this book. Anyone whose life was marked, as mine has been, by R. C.’s life and ministry will treasure getting to know him better through these pages.” - Bob Lepine, Cohost, FamilyLife Today; Teaching Pastor, Redeemer Community Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

“I am thankful for this accessible biography of R. C. Sproul by Stephen Nichols. His clear and simple way of writing is certainly appropriate in his biography of a man who always sought to communicate the glorious theology of Scripture in a clear and simple way.” - Burk Parsons, Senior Pastor, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida; Editor, Tabletalk

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TRUSTING GOD IN THE DARKNESS: A Guide to Understanding the Book of Job
Christopher Ash

It’s easy for us to trust God when life is going well.

But when suffering comes, trusting God’s goodness, his attentiveness to what’s going on in the world, and his justice becomes far more difficult. In times of intense suffering, many of us ask, Why does God allow these things to happen?

In the Bible, Job is known for facing intense personal suffering. Yet, upon closer examination, we find the book of Job is about more than just Job’s calamities; it’s a story about God and his relationship to Christ and his people in their suffering. In this helpful guide, Christopher Ash helps us explore the question, Where is God in the midst of suffering? As we read, meditate, and pray through the book of Job, we will find assurance that God will be with us in Christ through every season and trial.

Table of Contents

Preface

Outline and Structure of the Book of Job

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Book of Job

Chapter 2: Do We Live in a Well-Run World? (Job 1:1–2:10)

Chapter 3: Weep with Those Who Weep (Job 2:11–3:26)

Chapter 4: What Not to Say to the Suffering Believer (Job 4–27)

Chapter 5: Two Marks of a Real Believer (Job 4–27)

Chapter 6: Is God for or against Me? (Job 19)

Chapter 7: Why Will God Not Answer My Question? (Job 28)

Chapter 8: Why Justification Matters Desperately (Job 29–31)

Chapter 9: A Surprising New Voice (Job 32–37)

Chapter 10: The One Who Is God (Job 38:1–42:6)

Chapter 11: The End Comes at the End (Job 42:7–17)

Postscript: So What Is the Book of Job About?

For Further Study

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“We find here the work of a wise veteran pastor, of one who knows life and who knows the Scriptures. Ash’s exposition is brief but meaty, profound but accessible, and clear without being simplistic. I can’t think of a better introduction to the book of Job, and Ash rightly reads Job in light of the entire Bible, in light of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Readers will be instructed, challenged, comforted, and wiser from reading this wonderful exposition.” -Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Christopher Ash is an astute scholar of the book of Job and a seasoned minister of the gospel. Writing clearly and with great pastoral sensitivity, he leads us through one of the most difficult books of the Bible. Those struggling with Job and its theme of suffering will find much help here.” -Eric Ortlund, Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew, Oak Hill College, London

“If like me you have neglected Job, finding it too long and too confusing, knowing that it contains comfort but unsure about how to find it, help is at hand. Christopher Ash unfolds what is tightly packed, unravels what is knotted, and makes plain what is obscure. Immensely helpful and thoroughly enjoyable.” -Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

“Think of Christopher Ash’s Trusting God in the Darkness as a handbook—a manual to take up in one hand—to be read at first straight through to begin grasping the crucial insights for daily life that the book of Job can convey to God’s people, and then to be read again one chapter at a time with a Bible in your other hand in order to learn what to look for in Job scene after scene. This book, like the book of Job itself, prompts us to lift our eyes from the world’s suffering and rest them on who God—the God of Jesus Christ—is. It is the finest short work on Job I have seen.” -Mark R. Talbot, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College

“In a time weighed down by warring nations, a global pandemic, religious persecution, and broken relationships all around, Trusting God in the Darkness is more than a timely message. Christopher Ash is to be thanked for pulling our hearts back to the rich truths of Scripture in Job. I appreciate his pastoral reminder that our worship continues, even in the yawning gap between our expectations and experience. In my growing concern that the church has more welcome for Job’s friends than for Job, this book is a needed salve. Neither Job’s pain nor a good God should scandalize us anymore.” -Andrew J. Schmutzer, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Moody Bible Institute; coauthor, Between Pain and Grace

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BIG THEOLOGY FOR LITTLE HEARTS: THE TRILOGY - GOD, JESUS, THE GOSPEL
DEVON PROVENCHER with Illustrations by Jessica Robyn Provencher

"Big Theology for Little Hearts will engage our children and launch us into teaching our little ones about our Lord.” —Christopher W. Morgan, Dean and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University

Each book in the Big Theology for Little Hearts series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word.

With each volume written to complement all the others, this series is designed to help children develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing you to start having crucial conversations with your children as early as possible.

(1) GOD

Table of Contents

1. Creator

2. King

3. Trinity

4. Holy

5. Eternal

6. Unchanging

7. Just

8. Good

9. Loving

10. Glory

(2) JESUS

Table of Contents

1. Diety

2. Incarnation

3. King

4. Son of God

5. Rescuer

6. Sinless

7. Prophet

8. Priest

9. Atonement

10. Resurrection

(3) THE GOSPEL

Table of Contents

1. God

2. Man

3. Rebellion

4. Punishment

5. Jesus

6. Perfect Man

7. Sacrifice

8. Resurrection

9. Response

10. Eternal Life

ENDORSEMENTS

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“Devon and Jessica have provided a tool for parents to introduce their children to attributes of God and deep theological truths without leaning on cliches like ’the old man upstairs.’ And while Jessica hasn’t tried to draw a picture of the eternal, immortal, invisible God, she has drawn captivating images that will give little hearts memorable concepts of who this God reveals himself to be throughout Scripture. I couldn’t be more excited to use these books in my family and pass them on to other families in my church.” --Brian Zunigha, Elder, Redeemer Baptist Church; Director of Discipleship Ministries, California Baptist University

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THE PASTOR'S BOOK: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Pastoral Ministry
R. Kent Hughes & Douglas Sean O'Donnell

Pastors are tasked with the incredibly demanding job of caring for the spiritual, emotional, and, at times‚ physical needs of their people. While seminary is helpful preparation for many of the challenges pastors face, there’s far more to pastoral ministry than what can be covered in the classroom. Designed as a reference guide for nearly every situation a pastor will face, this comprehensive book by seasoned pastors Kent Hughes and Doug O’Donnell is packed full of biblical wisdom and practical guidance related to the reality of pastoral ministry in the trenches. From officiating weddings to conducting funerals to visiting the sick, this book will equip pastors and church leaders with the knowledge they need to effectively minister to their flocks, both within the walls of the church and beyond.

Authors

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and visiting professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Douglas Sean O'Donnell (MAs, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College) is a senior lecturer in biblical studies and practical theology at Queensland Theological College in Brisbane, Australia, after spending nearly twenty years in pastoral ministry. He is currently obtaining his doctorate at Trinity College Bristol through the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of a number of books, including The Beginning and End of Wisdom, The Song of Solomon and Matthew in the Preaching the Word commentary series, and Psalms in the Knowing the Bible series.

Endorsements

“Everyday Latin phrases spring to mind to describe The Pastor’s Book: It is a magnum opus—a major work for all ministers, incorporating one and a half lifetimes of gathered pastoral resources. It will be a vade mecum—the go-to book and faithful companion for younger ministers, to guide, inform, and sometimes correct and restrain. It should prove to be a sine qua non for all who are engaged in gospel ministry over the long haul—the very book needed to help re-calibrate and refresh. These pages constitute a love-gift to their fellow under-shepherds from Kent Hughes and Douglas Sean O’Donnell. They have put all who love Christ’s church in their lasting debt.” —Sinclair B. Ferguson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas

“This is an immensely helpful, Scripture-saturated resource for busy pastors, explaining the practical ‘how to’s’ of leading weddings, funerals, baptisms, the Lord’s Supper, personal counseling, and weekly worship services. It reflects the accumulated wisdom of decades of ministry, and it comes from the pen of a godly, wise senior pastor for whom I have the highest appreciation and respect.” —Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

“Pastors must be prepared for almost any imaginable situation. From weekly sermons and counseling to hospital visitations and funerals, the pastoral tasks vary from day to day, even from hour to hour. Kent Hughes provides the type of theologically rich handbook every minister needs on his shelf. Hughes is a sagacious guide to the many facets of pastoral ministry, and his program for ministry is deeply rooted in Scripture. I am confident that pastors will be greatly served by this book and better equipped for faithful ministry in every avenue of life.” —R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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THE PROMISE: The Amazing Story of Our Long-Awaited Savior
Jason Helopoulos, Illustrated by Rommel Ruiz

Inviting Children to See Jesus from Creation to the Manger

In the beginning God created the whole world. After six days of work, he had created the stars in the sky, the mighty oceans, tall trees, beautiful flowers, mighty sea creatures, and the most prized of all creation—Adam and Eve. Created in God’s image, Adam and Eve were friends with him. But one day “the worst of all days came”—the serpent deceived them and they sinned against God. Adam and Eve’s relationship with God was broken.

But God gave mankind a promise.

And what a great promise it was!

The promise of salvation! He promised that one would come who would crush the head of the lying serpent, one who would deliver mankind from their sin, one who would restore man and woman’s relationship with God.

But who has the power to do that? Does Abraham, a great man of faith? Does Moses, a great prophet? What about Joshua, the great conqueror?

Jason Helopoulos invites you to join him on a journey through the pages of the Bible in search of the promised Savior, from the garden of Eden to a manger in Bethlehem. With captivating illustrations by Rommel Ruiz and easy-to-read language, children and parents alike are invited to come to know the promised one—Jesus Christ.

ENDORSEMENTS

“What a great way to help kids (and their parents!) grasp where the story of the Bible is headed from the very beginning. This engaging book artfully presents the superiority and perfections of Jesus even as it puts the ‘heroes’ of the Old Testament story in their appropriate place.” -Nancy Guthrie, author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series

“The Promise by Jason Helopoulos is a stunning book with a powerful message for both children and adults. Each beautifully illustrated page takes young readers on a journey through the Old Testament, helping them understand how all the stories fit together into one grand and glorious story of redemption. This wonderful book helps children to see Jesus as the perfect prophet, priest, and king who fulfills all the promises of God.” -Melissa B. Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition

“The whole message of the Bible is contained in one promise in one verse: Genesis 3:15. Now here is that promise simply explained and stunningly illustrated for our children with drama and tension. This is a book I’ll definitely be reading to my kids over and over and over.” -Jonathan Gibson, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

“It is, from the very beginning right up to its glorious end, the greatest story ever told. The Promise weaves together the beautiful prose of Jason Helopoulos and the stunning illustrations of Rommel Ruiz to tell that story with fresh wonder and delight. So settle into a comfy chair, pull the children into your lap, and relish the rich history of this story. I hope you will love it as much as I do.” -George Grant, Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church, Franklin, Tennessee

“At a time when many Christian books for children are all too ready to provide moralistic accounts, Jason Helopoulos introduces the simple story of sin and redemption with studied economy of words and skillful repetition. Coupled with Rommel Ruiz’s masterful illustrations, this book is sure to grab the children’s attention, fix it on Christ, and provide an invaluable key for a proper understanding of Scripture. Parents can use it as a springboard for family devotions and a reinforcement to Sunday’s sermons, and children will return to it again and again to let their minds wander through the treasures of the wisdom and knowledge of God.” -Simonetta Carr, author, Christian Biographies for Young Readers

“What a wonderful resource for children! Jason Helopoulos’s The Promise—complemented by Rommel Ruiz's riveting illustrations—teaches kids that Jesus is our perfect Savior.” -Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; author, Great Kings of the Bible



AUTHOR

Jason Helopoulos (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) serves as the senior pastor of University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan. He regularly contributes to Tabletalk, the Gospel Reformation Network, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and the Gospel Coalition. Jason has authored books such as Let the Children Worship and A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home. Jason and his wife, Leah, have two children, Gracen and Ethan.

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Rommel Ruiz is an illustrator and designer from the Dominican Republic whose work has been featured in a variety of publications, children’s books, films, and animated series for companies such as Cartoon Network, Amazon, Facebook, and Oracle. He lives in the evergreen Pacific Northwest with his wife and their two girls.

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REPENTANCE: THE FIRST WORD OF THE GOSPEL
Richard Owen Roberts with a Foreword by Henry Blackaby

It is a serious problem when society misunderstands or disregards sin and repentance. But when the church neglects these doctrines, the impact is profound. This book unfolds the nature and necessity of biblical repentance, but for the church in particular. Roberts' in-depth study heavily references both he Old and New Testaments, and includes chapters on the myths, maxims, marks, models, and motives of repentance, as well as the graces and fruits that accompany it. There is also wise warning about the dangers of delayed repentance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Henry Blackaby

A Letter to the Reader

Introduction

1. Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel

2. Repentance in the Old Testament

3. Repentance in the New Testament

4. Seven Myths of Repentance

5. Seven Maxims of Repentance

6. Seven Marks of Repentance

7. Seven Motives to Repentance

8. Repentance and its Accompanying Graces

9. Seven Fruits of Repentance

10. Seven Models of Repentance

11. Seven Dangers of Delayed Repentance

12. Seven Words of Advice to the Unrepentant

13. Repentance in All its Breadth

14. Repentance and the Character of God

15. Repentance in Dust and Ashes

Richard Owen Roberts is president and founding director of International Awakening Ministries. He pastored churches in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California, and assisted in the formation of the Billy Graham Center Library. He has authored, edited, and published numerous volumes relating to revival and revivalism.

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UNFOLDING GRACE & UNFOLDING GRACE STUDY GUIDE
Explore God's Unfolding Plan of Redemption

The single most popular book in the world—the Bible—came to us over many centuries from many authors and in many different literary styles. Yet every part fits together into a coherent whole. Its pages tell a unified story of grace—a story that climaxes in the triune God of love redeeming sinners and sufferers through his Son, Jesus.

In Unfolding Grace, discover the overarching storyline of God's Word as it is revealed through 40 Scripture readings drawn from key points in the biblical narrative. Each passage, coupled with brief and accessible commentary, will help you follow God's grace as it unfolds from Genesis through Revelation.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: The Story Begins (Genesis)

1. God’s Creation and Humanity’s Fall (Genesis 1–4)

2. The Flood and God’s Covenant with Noah (Genesis 6–9)

3. Babel and the Promise to Abraham (Genesis 10–12)

4. Abraham and the Promise of Isaac (Genesis 15–18)

5. The Promise to Isaac and the Blessing of Jacob (Genesis 25–28)

6. Israel Comes to Egypt (Genesis 45–48)

Part 2: God’s People Redeemed (Exodus–Joshua)

7. Israel’s Oppression and Moses’ Call (Exodus 1–3)

8. God’s Judgment of Egypt (Exodus 7–10)

9. God’s Deliverance of Israel (Exodus 12–15)

10. God’s Covenant with Israel (Exodus 18–20)

11. The Idolatry of Israel and the Heart of God (Exodus 32–34)

12. Israel’s Journey and Rebellion (Numbers 10–14)

13. Israel Enters the Land (Joshua 1–4)

Part 3: God’s Kingdom Established (Judges–Kings)

14. Israel’s Cycle of Sin and Restoration (Judges 1–4)

15. Israel Needs a King (Judges 17–21)

16. Israel Receives a King (1 Samuel 7–11)

17. The Rejection of Saul and Anointing of David (1 Samuel 15–17)

18. The Covenant with David (2 Samuel 5–8)

19. The Kingdom Established Through Solomon (1 Kings 1–4)

20. The Temple Built by Solomon (1 Kings 6–9)

Part 4: God’s Kingdom Declined and Partially Restored (Kings–Nehemiah)

21. The Kingdom Divided (1 Kings 11–14)

22. Judah Exiled (2 Kings 21–25)

23. Exiles Return and Rebuild the Temple (Ezra 1–3)

24. Israel Recommits to Obey God (Nehemiah 8–10)

Part 5: The Hope of Restoration (The Prophets)

25. The Hope of a New Exodus (Isaiah 52–55)

26. The Hope of a New Creation (Isaiah 63–66)

27. The Hope of a New Covenant (Jeremiah 30–33)

28. The Hope of New Life (Ezekiel 34–37)

Part 6: The Dawning of the Kingdom (Mark)

29. Jesus’ Ministry Begins (Mark 1–4)

30. Jesus’ Ministry Continues (Mark 5–8)

31. Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem (Mark 9–12)

32. Jesus’ Death and Resurrection (Mark 13–16)

Part 7: The Gospel Spreads and All Is Made New (Acts, Ephesians, Revelation)

33. The Church’s Mission Begins (Acts 1–4)

34. The Church Multiplies in Jerusalem and Beyond (Acts 5–8)

35. The Gospel Begins to Spread to the Gentiles (Acts 9–12)

36. The Gospel Continues to Spread (Acts 13–15)

37. The Gospel Explained (Ephesians 1–3)

38. The Gospel Applied (Ephesians 4–6)

39. The King Speaks to His Churches (Revelation 1–3)

40. The Return of the King and the Restoration of All Things (Revelation 19–22)

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ENDORSEMENTS

“Each turning of the page of this beautiful book draws its readers ever-deeper into the breathtaking flow of the Bible’s epic story of redemption where the reward is, in Jesus’s words, ‘grace upon grace.’ Here the story of grace is rendered transparent by the dignified precision of the English Standard Version, the fine introductions by Drew Hunter, and the exquisite illustrations and headers of German artist Peter Voth. This book will surely be used to introduce many readers to ‘the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Read it, and give it!” - R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois



“The Bible contains the one narrative that serves as the context for every other narrative in human history. Unfolding Grace puts on full display this overarching narrative of the Bible in the context of the gospel of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. This guided reading will remind and reassure Christians that there is a plan and a purpose for our history that will culminate in the grand restoration of all things.” - Miles V. Van Pelt, Alan Belcher Jr. Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Reformed Theological Seminary



“With eye-catching illustrations, guided insight, and a helpful narrative structure, Unfolding Grace and the Unfolding Grace Study Guide act as gentle and wise companions to anyone who wants to read through Scripture with purpose and clarity. I highly recommend this beautiful resource.” - Shelby Abbott, author, DoubtLess and Pressure Points; speaker; campus minister



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GOD, REVELATION & AUTHORITY: A 6 Volume Set
CARL F.H. HENRY

A NEW PRINTING OF A MODERN CLASSIC SIX VOLUME SET

Dr. Henry's case for the revealed authority of God offers the wisdom you need to minister to a generation that has forgotten who God is and what he's done. This series discusses the history of Christianity, confronts alternatives to evangelical Christianity, and shows how God's revelation of himself is uniquely personal and redemptive. 3054 pages total, six soft-covers from Crossway.

This is a monumental six-volume set that presents an undeniable case for the revealed authority of God to a generation that has forgotten who he is and what he has done.

Carl F. H. Henry (1913-2003) was widely considered one of the foremost evangelical theologians of the twentieth century. He was the founding editor of Christianity Today, the chairman of the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin in 1966, and the program chairman for the Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy in 1970. Henry taught or lectured on America’s most prestigious campuses and in countries on every continent, and penned more than twenty volumes, including The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1948), Evangelicals at the Brink of Crisis (1967), and the monumental six-volume work, God, Revelation, and Authority (1976–1983).


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EXPOSITORY EXULTATION: Christian Preaching as Worship
JOHN PIPER

“God has appointed preaching in worship as one great means of accomplishing his ultimate goal in the world.” —John Piper

John Piper makes a compelling claim in these pages about the purpose of preaching: it is intended not merely as an explanation of the text but also as a means of awakening worship by being worship in and of itself. Christian preaching is a God-appointed miracle aiming to awaken the supernatural seeing, savoring, and showing of the glory of Christ.

Distilling over forty years of experience in preaching and teaching, Piper shows preachers how and what to communicate from God’s Word, so that God’s purpose on earth will advance through Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting, God-centered preaching—in other words, expository exultation.

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Introduction: The Roots and Scope of Expository Exultation

Part 1: A Setting for Preaching:

God’s People Gathered for Worship

1. The Essence of Corporate Worship

2. Corporate Worship: Biblical and Beautifully Fitting

Part 2: Why Is Expository Exultation Integral to Corporate Worship?

Heralding, History, and Trinity

3. How Paul Brought Heralding into the House of God

4. Four Roots of the Beautiful Fitness of Expository Exultation in Worship

5. The Trinitarian Roots of Expository Exultation

Part 3: How Does Preaching Become a Means of the Miracle of Worship—Supernaturally?

Expository Exultation in the Power of the Holy Spirit

6. Expository Exultation: A Humanly Impossible Act with a Humanly Impossible Effect

7. Expository Exultation by Faith: How I Pursued the Miracle in My Preaching

Part 4: How Does Preaching Become a Means of the Miracle of Worship—Naturally?

Expository Exultation and the Use of All Our Natural Powers

8. Expository Exultation: Loving People with Clear Thinking and Valid Logic

9. “Lest the Cross Be Emptied of Its Power”: The Perils of Christian Eloquence

Part 5: Rigorous Attention to the Text for the Sake of Radical Penetration into Reality

Making Connection Manifest between Text and Reality

10. Text, Reality, and Sermon: Making the Connections Clear

11. Showing How Reality Shines through the Words of the Passage: Three Examples

Part 6: What Reality Shall We Preach?

Three Pervasive Emphases of All Expository Exultation

12. Preaching in the Light of an Author’s All-Encompassing Vision of Reality

13. Expository Exultation and the Glory of God, Part 1: As the Ultimate Goal of All Things

14. Expository Exultation and the Glory of God, Part 2: How It Shapes Every Sermon

15. Expository Exultation and Christ Crucified, Part 1: Boasting Only in the Cross in Every Sermon

16. Expository Exultation and Christ Crucified, Part 2: “That We Might Live to Righteousness”

17. Expository Exultation and the Obedience of Faith, Part 1: The Path of Love That Leads to Life

18. Expository Exultation and the Obedience of Faith, Part 2: The Pursuit of Joy, Love, and Eternal Life

Part 7: Expository Exultation and the Old Testament

The Glory of God, the Cross of Christ, and the Obedience of Faith

19. Expository Exultation and the Old Testament, Part 1: Preaching the Glory of God

20. Expository Exultation and the Old Testament, Part 2: Preaching Christ Crucified

21. Expository Exultation and the Old Testament, Part 3: Preaching the Obedience of Faith

Concluding Thoughts: A Dangerous and Glorious Calling

General Index

Scripture Index

Note on Desiring God Resources

“John Piper’s Expository Exultation is fittingly dedicated to Martyn Lloyd-Jones, because it may well do for the present generation what Preaching and Preachers did uniquely for previous ones—instruct, humble, challenge, and inspire. Here are heat and light combined—what Lloyd-Jones called ‘logic on fire.’ All the emphases we have come to expect from Piper are here: God-centered, Christ-focused, Spirit-imbued, with rigorous attention to the text of Scripture and passionate theological conviction. Piper displays a take-you-by-the-throat honesty and a sense of the weight of glory that marks true worship. Here is a book about preaching in which God himself takes center stage. Expository Exultation is a stunning utterance, a leave-you-wanting-more kind of book. It prostrates us in the dust, then sets us on our feet, and thus makes us want to be and do better for God. It is simply a must-read for every preacher of the gospel.” -Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“The first time I heard John Piper preach the Bible, I was in my early twenties and had never experienced anything like the passion and power that proceeded from a zeal rooted and tethered to the text. This became for me a blueprint to be emulated. I am grateful that he has written the great lessons of over thirty years of ‘expository exultation’ for the generations to come. There is gold in these pages, and I am eager for the next group of those who will herald the good news of the gospel to be shaped by it. We are in desperate need of serious preaching in these serious days.” -Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel

“It is a refreshing change to read a book on preaching that contains almost nothing about technique but rather focuses on the Bible’s teaching about the nature and awesome privilege of the task—and, above all, on the majesty of God, whose servants we are and whose glories we are called to proclaim. Many preachers will be spurred on by these pages, as I have been, to keep giving themselves to the solemn and joyful tasks of explaining Scripture and exulting in God.” -Vaughan Roberts, Rector, St Ebbe’s, Oxford, England; Director, The Proclamation Trust; author, God's Big Picture

“Piper has written more than fifty books, so there is something a bit outrageous in suggesting that Expository Exultation is his best. But such a case can be made. Perhaps that is because I, like John, am a preacher, and was profoundly instructed, rebuked, encouraged, and given even greater hope for my ministry through the insights he provides in this book. I trust John has many more volumes to come, but for my money, this is the culmination of his contribution to pastoral ministry. If you’re not a pastor or preacher, read it anyway. If you are in full-time ministry, dig deeply into this immense treasure trove of homiletical insight. I’m confident that if you do, it will radically transform your approach to God’s Word and the passion with which you preach it.” -Sam Storms, Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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10 QUESTIONS EVERY TEEN SHOULD ASK (AND ANSWER) ABOUT CHRISTIANITY
Rebecca McLaughlin

How can we believe the Bible is true? Why can’t we just agree that love is love? Isn’t Christianity against diversity?

Going to school, hanging out with friends, or scrolling through social media feeds, teenagers are sure to face real challenges to faith in Jesus Christ. And whether you consider yourself a Christ follower or not, these questions can seem like deal breakers.

Backed by state-of-the-art research, personal stories, Harry Potter illustrations (warning: spoilers!), and careful biblical study, this book doesn’t dodge tough questions. Instead, it invites teenagers to ask their hardest questions about Christianity and to find surprising, life-giving answers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Note to Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, and Friends

Introduction

1. How Can I Live My Best Life Now?

Mental and Physical Health Benefits of the Christian Life

2. Isn’t Christianity against Diversity?

Racism / Slavery / Christianity as the Most Diverse Movement in History

3. Can Jesus Be True for You but Not for Me?

Universal Truth / Relativism / Evangelism

4. Can’t We Just Be Good without God?

God as the Basis for Morality / 9/11 / Hitler / Stalin / Human Identity / Abortion

5. How Can You Believe the Bible Is True?

Evidence for the Gospels / Evidence for the Resurrection / True versus Literal

6. Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity?

Origins of Science / Science and Faith Controversies / Christian Scientists Today

7. Why Can’t We Just Agree That Love Is Love?

Marriage / Sex / Singleness / Friendship / Same-Sex Attraction / Pornography / Abuse

8. Who Cares If You’re a Boy or a Girl?

Gender / Feminism / Transgender and Non-Binary Identities

9. Does God Care When We Hurt?

God’s Sovereignty in Suffering / God’s Care for Us / Prayer / Purpose

10. How Can You Believe in Heaven and Hell?

Meaning of Heaven and Hell / Sin and Judgment / Salvation / Invitation

A “Thank You” Note

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“This is a really clear, compelling, understanding, and engaging response to the biggest objections people have to Christianity today. Read it, wrestle with it, and see what your friends make of it.” -Sam Allberry, pastor; author, 7 Myths about Singleness

“Rebecca McLaughlin doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations about heaven, hell, sexuality, and racism but handles them with gentleness, humility, and a refreshing humor that preteens and young teens will appreciate. Best of all, she presents the gospel so clearly and beautifully. I’m thankful for this winsome resource that I can recommend to young Christians and non-Christians alike.” -Quina Aragon, spoken-word artist; author, Love Made: A Story of God’s Overflowing, Creative Heart and Love Gave: A Story of God’s Greatest Gift

“Young people might not always articulate their questions about life. But they are wondering. 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity can help them both express and satisfy their emerging questions and longings. We wish we’d had this book when we were raising our children! But now we can give it away—confidently—starting with our own grandchildren.” -Ray and Jani Ortlund, President and Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries

“10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity is the book every parent, teacher, youth worker, and young person has been waiting for. In her down-to-earth, relatable, winsome, and brilliant manner, Rebecca McLaughlin tackles the major questions confronting this generation, showing that Jesus is still the answer to our greatest needs and longings. If we don’t want to lose a generation, we must have the courage to wrestle with hard questions and show that Christianity is relevant in our rapidly changing world.” -Christine Caine, Founder, A21 and Propel Women

“Our world is complex. Growing up today and having to confront that complexity is not easy. In this short book, McLaughlin helps young people confront, understand, and interpret the complexity of our world in continual dialogue with the central claims of the Christian faith. Readers will have their minds challenged and illuminated; by struggling through these issues, they will be brought closer to the truth.”

Tyler J. VanderWeele, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University

“As a father of five, I was so excited to know about this book. My excitement only grew as I read the truths Rebecca McLaughlin engages in such an accessible manner—many references to Harry Potter and Disney films! Most of all, I was excited to have a theologically rich book that deals with challenging questions that I could place in the hands of my children. This is such an important tool to disciple the next generation!” -John Perritt, Director of Resources, Reformed Youth Ministries

Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD in renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is the cofounder of Vocable Communications and the author of Confronting Christianity, named Christianity Today's 2020 Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year.

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AFFIRMING THE APOSTLE'S CREED; KEEPING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS; and PRAYING THE LORD'S PRAYER
JAMES I. PACKER

ALL THE GREAT REFORMED CATECHISMS COVER THE LEADING DOCTRINES OF THE FAITH; EXPOUND AND APPLY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND EXPLAIN THE LORD'S PRAYER. THIS IS J.I. PACKER'S MODERN ATTEMPT TO COVER ALL THESE ESSENTIAL AREAS OF FAITH AND LIFE.

(1) AFFIRMING THE APOSTLE'S CREED

The Apostles' Creed is the oldest, most beautiful succinct summary of Christian beliefs. Though often recited in unison during worship services, the creed begins with the phrase "I believe," making it a deeply personal profession of faith. But when was the last time you examined it closely?

In Affirming the Apostles' Creed, an excerpt from Growing in Christ, noted Bible scholar and author J. I. Packer explains the meaning and implications of each phrase of this great creed. Each concise chapter serves as an invitation to dive further into the creed-and as a result, into the essentials of the Christian faith-by concluding with discussion questions and Bible passages for further study.



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They're often mistakenly considered God's "rules"-his outdated list of do's and don'ts that add up to a guilt-ridden, legalistic way of life. But as beloved author and Bible scholar J. I. Packer probes the purpose and true meaning of the Ten Commandments, you'll discover that these precepts can aptly be called God's blueprint for the best life possible. They contain the wisdom and priorities everyone needs for relational, spiritual, and societal blessing-and it's all coming from a loving heavenly Father who wants the best for his children.

Not only does Packer deliver these truths in brief, readable segments, but he includes discussion questions and ideas for further study at the end of each chapter. This book will challenge you to view the commandments with new eyes and help you to understand-perhaps for the first time-the health, hope, and heritage you're offered there.



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Praying is a problem for many people. Christians often go through the motions of prayer because it is expected of them, but they are often left wondering, "Did God hear me? Does he even care?"

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SURVIVING RELIGION 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College
MICHAEL KRUGER

“I can’t imagine a college student—skeptic, doubter, Christian, struggler—who wouldn’t benefit from this book.” —Kevin DeYoung

For many young adults, the college years are an exciting period of self-discovery full of new relationships, new independence, and new experiences. Yet college can also be a time of personal testing and intense questioning— especially for Christian students confronted with various challenges to Christianity and the Bible for the first time.

Drawing on years of experience as a biblical scholar, Michael Kruger addresses common objections to the Christian faith—the exclusivity of Christianity, Christian intolerance, homosexuality, hell, the problem of evil, science, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible.

If you’re a student dealing with doubt or wrestling with objections to Christianity from fellow students and professors alike, this book will equip you to engage secular challenges with intellectual honesty, compassion, and confidence—and ultimately graduate college with your faith intact.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: I’m Worried about Being a Christian at a Secular University—How Will I Survive?

Chapter 2: My Professors Are Really Smart—Isn’t It More Likely That They’re Right and I’m Wrong?

Chapter 3: There Are a Lot of Different Views Here—How Can We Say That Christianity Is the Only Right Religion?

Chapter 4: My Christian Morals Are Viewed as Hateful and Intolerant—Shouldn’t I Be More Loving and Accepting?

Chapter 5: I Have Gay Friends Who Are Kind, Wonderful, and Happy—Are We Sure That Homosexuality Is Really Wrong?

Chapter 6: The Concept of Hell Seems Barbaric and Cruel—Wouldn’t a Loving God Save Everyone?

Chapter 7: There’s So Much Suffering in the World—How Could a Good God Allow Such Evil?

Chapter 8: Science Seems Like It Can Explain Everything in the Universe—Do We Really Need to Believe in God?

Chapter 9: I’m Finding It Harder to Believe Events Like the Resurrection—How Can I Believe in Miracles If I’ve Never Seen One?

Chapter 10: Everything I Believe Seems to Hinge on the Truth of the Bible—How Do We Know It’s Really from God?

Chapter 11: My Professor Keeps Pointing Out Contradictions in the Gospels—Can I Still Trust Them?

Chapter 12: I’m Being Told That Ancient Scribes Changed the Words of the New Testament Thousands of Times—Is That True?

Chapter 13: My Professor Says That Books Were Left Out of Our Bibles—Can We Be Sure We Have the Right Ones?

Chapter 14: Some Parts of the Bible Seem Morally Troubling—How Can a Book Be from God If It Advocates Oppression or Genocide?

Chapter 15: Sometimes It Feels Like My Faith Is Slipping Away—How Do I Handle Doubts about What I Believe?

Postscript: What Do I Do If It Feels Like Christianity Just Isn’t Working for Me?

ENDORSEMENTS

“This is a great book! I can’t imagine a college student—skeptic, doubter, Christian, struggler—who wouldn’t benefit from it. In fact, I’m sure almost anyone would be helped by this warm and intelligent apologetic for the Christian faith. I will recommend this book often, after first giving it to my own children.” -Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina; Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte

“Having sent four children off to large state schools for their college years, I am thankful that Michael Kruger has written this book. With compassion and clarity, he addresses key questions that often precipitate a crisis of faith for young believers. This accessible book equips families for good conversations about challenges to our faith, helping us trade panic and doubt for blessed assurance.” -Jen Wilkin, Bible teacher; author, Women of the Word; None Like Him; and In His Image

“Every fall, untold thousands of young Christians step onto the college campus and are instantly engaged in the battle of ideas. They need help and encouragement, and Michael Kruger offers a wealth of both in this timely book. The help comes in his serious and faithful confrontation with the big questions that are unavoidable on campus. The encouragement comes from a wise author who is also a father and friend. The chapters are written as letters, and every college student you know needs every letter in this book. Where was this book when I went to college?” -R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Centennial Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Surviving Religion 101 is a crucial book for all Christians to read because the world that we inhabit has become the university culture of Michael Kruger’s twenties. An epistolary book composed of letters from a loving Christian father to a faithful daughter entering the university, it invites us to ask crucial questions that help us make our calling and election sure. Are we intellectually prepared to understand and respond to the non-Christian thinking that surrounds us? If we believe that personal conversion and personal piety are enough for the Christian college student to survive, we are dangerously wrong. Our lack of intellectual preparation may explain why so many faithful Christians have had their faith shipwrecked by so-called progressive Christianity, living now with cultural change and social activism as proof of holiness. And for this reason, this book is as necessary for students entering Christian colleges as it is for those entering secular ones. Thanks be to God for this book. May it be used by God to preserve the faith of our college students and bring their unbelieving professors into the kingdom of God.” -Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key

“The move from home to college and those influences that grip the mind from the age of eighteen to twenty-two play an absolutely decisive role in shaping the rest of our lives. The need for us to claim the Christian faith as our own at that point—and not as something we have merely absorbed from our parents or school friends—is exhilarating; but the process of so doing is often conflicted and intellectually, morally, and socially difficult. Michael Kruger is a well-known scholar, but he is also a parent with a vested interest in this issue and someone who himself experienced the range of challenges as a young student. In this clearly written book, he draws on all this to engage with the panoply of challenges that people face at college. While he covers the ‘usual suspects’—the intellectual challenges to faith—what is so brilliant and helpful about this book is the way in which he understands and addresses the form of challenges to faith as they manifest themselves in today’s therapeutic culture. Many students struggle with the claims of their faith because the moral tastes of our modern world make it seem so implausible. Kruger understands this and has written a book that speaks precisely to the kinds of problems that afflict college culture today. Students—and their parents—will find this work most helpful and enlightening.” -Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College

Michael J. Kruger (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the president and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a leading scholar on the origins and development of the New Testament canon. He blogs regularly at michaeljkruger.com.

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Joni Eareckson Tada

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UNPACKING FORGIVENESS: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds
Chris Brauns





"Offenses will come. It's a given. Unpacking Forgiveness wisely prepares us for the aftermath. Grieving the loss of our six children in a van accident and then being reminded of that loss throughout thirteen years of subsequent battles forced us to search the Scriptures concerning the issue of forgiveness. Chris not only has confirmed answers that we had found but has thoroughly sorted out what it takes to be right with God and man. This is a diligent work with heart."

?Scott Willis

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"Here is a book that lives up to its title. Forgiveness remains a distant dream for many people precisely because they don't know what it means, where to begin or what to expect. Blending contemporary stories with the teaching of the Bible, Christopher Brauns unpacks forgiveness so that we can be set free from bitterness. I especially appreciated his emphasis on coming back to the character of God and learning to delight in him as the only way forward when we have been deeply hurt. A book to be read on your knees. It could change your life."

?Ray Pritchard, President, Keep Believing Ministries; author of Credo, Discovering God's Will for Your Life, and The Amazing Journey of Faith

"There is no more common or urgent pastoral need in the church today than to cultivate the gospel practice of forgiveness. Christians need to know what the Bible teaches and live it out, radically. Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds is an engaging, convicting, but emphatically encouraging treatment of this hugely important (and sometimes mind-bogglingly challenging) part of life. Dr. Brauns writes from the standpoint of a faithful, wise, experienced, and caring pastor who has seen the heartbreak of an unforgiving spirit at work in the lives of people, but also the power of grace in the hearts of Christians who have learned to forgive and be forgiven."

?Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary

"There are few things more unnatural and few things more holy than forgiveness. Living as we do in a fallen world, we are given endless opportunities both to extend and to seek forgiveness. In Unpacking Forgiveness, Chris Brauns eschews the easy answers and looks to the Bible to provide God's wisdom on how and when we are to forgive. Relying on his experience as a pastor and his deep knowledge of Scripture, he provides what is a logical, well-illustrated book on the subject. With humor at times and appropriate gravitas at others, Brauns leads the reader first to understand and then to apply what the Bible teaches on forgiveness. Because it deals biblically with a subject of universal importance, any reader can benefit from reading Unpacking Forgiveness. I recommend that you do just that."

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THE REFORMED PASTOR: An Abridged Presentation of Richard Baxter's Classic Work
RICHARD BAXTER Updated and Abridged by Tim Cooper with Foreword by Chad Van Dixhoorn

Originally written in 1656 and endorsed by generations of leading pastors as an essential book on the work of ministry, this abridged version of The Reformed Pastor presents the best of Richard Baxter’s timeless advice in simple, modern language that’s more accessible to a new generation of church leaders.

In inspiring communications to his fellow ministers, Baxter challenged them to pursue teaching and personal pastoral ministry with an exceptional degree of faithfulness. His words were grounded in the apostle Paul’s encouragement to the leaders in Ephesus to “take heed unto yourselves and all the flock.” Baxter’s advice remains relevant today as Christian leaders face both new and age-old challenges in ministry. With this updated, abridged version of The Reformed Pastor, editor Tim Cooper retains Baxter’s passionate message in a modern, simplified style that speaks clearly to today’s Christian leaders.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Chad Van Dixhoorn

Introduction

Chapter 1: Take Heed unto Yourselves

Chapter 2: Take Heed unto All the Flock

Chapter 3: The Ministerial Work

Chapter 4: What a Subtle Enemy Is This Sin of Pride!

Chapter 5: Many Things Sadly out of Order

Chapter 6: Reasons Why You Should Take Heed unto All the Flock

Chapter 7: The Greatest Benefits of Our Work

Chapter 8: Many Difficulties We Will Find

Chapter 9: Some May Object

Chapter 10: The Best Directions I Can Give

Appendix 1: The Catechism

Appendix 2: Book Outline

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“The Reformed Pastor, by the preeminent pastor-theologian of the Puritan era, Richard Baxter, is one of the first books I read on the Christian ministry. As a pastor, I need to read and reread this classic. Crossway and Tim Cooper have done a great service to the church in making this updated and abridged volume available to us. May God use this book to save and care for many souls through pastors in his church.” --Mark Jones, Pastor, Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church; coauthor, A Puritan Theology

“In the history of pastoral life, certain books stand out as classics that must be read by anyone who is serious about this utterly vital sphere of the Christian world. One immediately thinks of the books on pastoralia by Gregory the Great or Martin Bucer. Among this select group is Richard Baxter’s The Reformed Pastor. It can be a daunting read, for Baxter demands much of anyone who would seek to serve as a pastor to the souls of men and women and children. Daunting though it is, it is a must-read. For here we find not only a book that has influenced generations since it was first published but a work that sets forth the high calling of being a minister of the gospel. The latter is not in vogue today for a number of reasons, and to some extent we are reaping the fruit of our failure to highly prize pastoral leadership. May the reading of this new edition, rightly abridged, serve to rekindle among God’s people a prizing of the pastorate and a prayer for those who serve in it. May it be a key vehicle to help refocus the passions and goals and energies of those currently serving as shepherds of God’s people!” --Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality; Director, The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The Reformed Pastor rightfully carries the description of a ‘classic work in pastoral ministry.’ John Wesley and C. H. Spurgeon both testified to its benefit in their lives and ministries, as have thousands of other pastors. Baxter scholar Tim Cooper has abridged Baxter’s lengthy work into a more manageable (yet no less powerful) charge to pastors. It is my joy to commend this book to the current generation of ministers, that by carefully taking heed to themselves first, they will be better prepared to take heed to the flock of God.” --Timothy K. Beougher, Associate Dean, Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry; Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Richard Baxter and Conversion

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WHEN WORLD'S COLLIDE: Where is God When Terror Strikes?
R.C. SPROUL

Where is God when worlds collide?

Name any catastrophic event in the course of history, and it seems as if God has abandoned the human race. Where was He while the Israelites groaned in oppressive slavery for 400 years? Where was He during the Holocaust when millions of people died horrific deaths? Where was He on 9/11, when thousands lost their lives because of terrorists? It sometimes seems that God is silent, watching the horrors of life on earth without pity or concern.

R. C. Sproul presents a challenging analysis that no Christian can afford to ignore. Only when we begin to understand the nature of God can we hope to trust in His sovereignty during times of terror or sorrow. Only when we trust in His sovereignty can we confidently say, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust . . .”

Chapter 1: A WAR OF IDEAS

Chapter 2: PEACE AND CALAMITY

Chapter 3: PURPOSE IN SUFFERING

Chapter 4: GRAPES OF WRATH

Chapter 5: FINDING PEACE

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Scripture Index

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James M. Boice with Foreword by Eric Alexander

Church numbers are down and it's increasingly difficult to distinguish believers from their non-Christian neighbors—these are not good days for evangelicalism. Offering a serious assessment of today's church, Boice calls us to reclaim the truths of the Reformation—Scripture, Christ, grace, faith, and glory to God alone—in order to ignite renewal among God's people. 224 pages, softcover from Crossway.

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REPENTANCE TRILOGY: THE GRACE OF REPENTANCE; DOCTRINE OF REPENTANCE & REPENTANCE: The First Word of the Gospel
Sinclair Ferguson; Thomas Watson & Richard Owen Roberts

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Out of the Protestant Reformation came several important doctrines, including a renewed understanding of repentance. Instead of viewing repentance as a one-time confession, the reformers began to teach what the Bible teaches; that it is both radical and perpetual.

In this redesigned, concise volume Sinclair Ferguson examines how the Bible defines repentance and how the doctrine has fared in today's evangelical churches. He finds many sorely lacking in proper theological understanding: "Once again we need to proclaim the full-orbed doctrine of repentance within an evangelical world that has begun to manifest symptoms of the same medieval sickness." This reversion to a kind of medieval theology includes the viewing of repentance as an isolated, emotional event.

Ferguson combats this trend by pointing us toward repentance in the Bible. As we embrace continual confession and turning from sin, we will find our spiritual walk transformed and our fellowship with Christ renewed. This is an important book for every Christian who wants the grace of repentance to regain rightful prominence in evangelical churches, and in their own lives as well.

Sinclair B. Ferguson is the senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the author of several books, the most recent being In Christ Alone: Reflections on the Heart of the Gospel, and Westminster Directory of Public Worship (co-authored with Mark Dever). Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.



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A good case could be made out for believing that ‘repentance’ is one of the least used words in the Christian church today. In a world that will not tolerate the mention of sin, and in churches where it has been defined only in sociological terms, the biblical teaching on repentance has inevitably been ignored.

Knowing what repentance is, and actually repenting are essential to true Christianity. Jesus Christ himself said that if we do not repent, we will perish! It is vital, therefore, to read and study what Scripture has to say about this theme.

Few better guides have existed in this or any other area of spiritual experience than Thomas Watson. He was a master of both Scripture and the human heart, and wrote with a simplicity and directness that keeps his work fresh and powerful for the twenty-first century.

The Epistle to the Reader 7

A Preliminary Discourse 11

Counterfeit Repentance 15

The Nature of True Repentance (1) 18

The Nature of True Repentance (2) 39

The Reasons Enforcing Repentance, with a Warning to the Impenitent 59

A Serious Exhortation to Repentance 63

Powerful Motives to Repentance 76

Exhortations to Speedy Repentance 86

The Trial of Our Repentance, and Comfort for the Penitent 93

The Removing of the Impediments to Repentance 99

Prescribing Some Means for Repentance

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Prescribing Some Means for Repentance

(2): Compare Penitent and Impenitent Conditions 119



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A WONDERFUL WAY TO BECOME A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE WISDOM FOUND IN PROVERBS.

The message of the Bible is God’s wisdom for sinful fools. From the first sin of Adam and Eve right up to the present time and on through history until the second coming of Christ, fallen humans foolishly choose their own way rather than gladly yielding to the wise ways of God in accord with how he has made the world to run. Mercifully, however, Jesus Christ “became to us wisdom from God” (1 Cor. 1:30). By faith alone his perfectly wise life becomes ours by sheer grace. Yet the question remains: as we move through this world as forgiven yet still inclined toward foolishness, how do we grow in wisdom?

The book of Proverbs exists to meet us at this point of need. Here wisdom comes to us in concentrated form. This tightly packed book is a treasure trove of help and counsel for any who will open up to it. Unfortunately, however, this book of the Bible is easily neglected. In many Bible reading plans, Proverbs is approached like other books of the Bible, with a whole chapter or two expected to be read in a single sitting. This way of reading Proverbs certainly has its benefits. But the proverbs are meant not to be quickly downloaded but to be slowly chewed on, meditated over, and considered in an unhurried way, one at a time.

For this reason we have created ESV Proverbs: Daily Wisdom, which provides brief portions of this book for independent readings. This edition is designed to take the reader through this book of the Bible in one year, as there are 365 readings; however, the readings are not given dates, so that the proverbs can be engaged however the reader wishes. If one desires to read the Proverbs according to date over the course of one year, a reading plan has been provided accordingly in the back of this book (pp. 210–213). In either case, Daily Wisdom is designed to supplement regular Bible reading. This brief, meditative time in Proverbs can be added meaningfully to fill out broader reading of Scripture. In this way we can continue to live in all the Bible while also growing, bit by bit and day by day, in divine wisdom.

It is our pleasure to offer to the church ESV Proverbs: Daily Wisdom, trusting that the Lord will draw you more deeply into the path of wisdom as you walk with him through the pages of Proverbs.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for thirty years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

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(1) THE GOSPEL IN GENESIS: From Fig Leaves to Faith ($18.00)

In this series of never-before-published sermons, beloved teacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks readers through the early chapters of Genesis. The Gospel in Genesis starts with the fall of man and ends with the call of Abram as it examines portions of chapters 3-12. Along the way Lloyd-Jones talks of serpents and sin, of the Word of God and the Babel of man. But the destination of The Gospel in Genesis is clear: readers will be moved from fig leaves in the garden to faith in the gospel.

Thus Lloyd-Jones preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ from the pages of Genesis. These nine sermons will snap nonbelievers out of their apathy toward God and will embolden believers to share the only gospel that offers answers to life's biggest questions.

(2) LIVING WATER: Studies in John 4 ($40.00)

This substantial volume includes more than fifty never-before-published expository sermons on John 4 from one of the twentieth century's greatest preachers.

It was just a conversation between two people by the side of a well in Samaria. One, a local woman, came to perform her daily task of drawing water. Another, a Jewish man tired from traveling, sat down for a drink. But he wasn't just any Jewish man, and this wasn't just any conversation. The man, Jesus, revealed himself as the Messiah, leading to the conversion of not only the Samaritan woman but many from her town.

Now, for the first time, fifty-six sermons by Martyn Lloyd-Jones on this passage of Scripture are available in Living Water. Lloyd-Jones, known for his ability to clearly communicate profound theological concepts, digs into this familiar passage from the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John, exposing fresh layers of truth. His perceptive analysis is helpful for all who thirst for the living water that only Jesus can provide.

(3) A MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST: Studies in the Book of Hebrews ($20.00)

The book of Hebrews was written to magnify the supremacy of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our Great High Priest. It exhorts and encourages the church to hold fast to its faith, persevering through persecution and trials because of the great salvation found in Christ. This collection pulls together sermons from Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the book of Hebrews, helping readers understand how it applies to their daily lives. Lloyd-Jones walks readers through Hebrews 2 and other important passages in this book, pointing Christians to their need of salvation and their identity as the people of God.

(4) LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: Studies on John 14:1-12 ($18.00)

In 1951, with the Second World War not long over and the menace of the Cold War generating anxiety in the West, Martyn Lloyd-Jones preached eight sermons on John 14:1-12 at Westminster Chapel in London.

These sermons, presented in Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, were intended to comfort, strengthen, and build up Christians in their "most holy faith" and to bring unbelievers to a knowledge of the only way men and women can face matters of life and death. Lloyd-Jones went through these verses carefully, showing that the way to deal with our fears is first to recognize and confront them and then to realize that the answer is only to be found in the great and unchanging truths of the gospel.

Pastors, Lloyd-Jones readers, and anyone needing encouragement will benefit from this work by one of the twentieth century's foremost preachers.

(5) EXPERIENCING THE NEW BIRTH: Studies in John 3 ($30.00)

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the famed Welsh minister, is widely hailed as one of the greatest preachers of the last 100 years. Over the course of his career, “the Doctor” preached 24 sermons on the third chapter of the Gospel of John. However, until now, these sermons have remained unpublished and largely out of reach of today’s Christians.

Reflecting on the powerful story of Jesus’s encounter with Nicodemus and what it means to be “born again,” this collection of biblical expositions highlights God’s stunning love for the world as expressed through his unique Son, Jesus Christ. Readers will be encouraged to turn to the One who promises eternal life to all who trust in him.

(6) THE ASSURANCE OF OUR SALVATION: Exploring the Depth of Jesus' Prayer for His Own, Studies in John 17 ($40.00)

Just hours before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus offered his famous High Priestly Prayer?one of the most intimate moments between Christ and his Father recorded in Scripture. John 17 has thus greatly encouraged Christians for millennia as it boldly affirms our connection to Christ.

In this masterful, verse-by-verse exposition of Jesus’s words, renowned Bible teacher and preacher Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones lays before us the richness, the depth, the wonder?and the assurance?of God’s plan of salvation.

(7) SETTING OUR AFFECTIONS ON GLORY: Nine Sermons on the Gospel and the Church ($17.00)

Martyn Lloyd-Jones stands as one of the preeminent preachers of the 20th century. An ardent opponent of liberalism and a defender of orthodoxy, “The Doctor’s” legacy is still being felt today throughout the Protestant world. This collection of 9 previously unpublished sermons, originally delivered during his final visit to the United States, challenges us to reevaluate the focus of our lives and the object of our affections. Covering topics such as prayer, evangelism, and the church, this timely anthology serves as a wakeup call to the church, exhorting all of us to remain faithful to the Word of God and fostering a spirit of renewed devotional fervor.

(8) SEEKING THE FACE OF GOD: Nine Reflections on the Psalms ($18.00)

"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple."

-Psalm 27:4, KJV

The Psalms are treasures from those who earnestly sought the face of God. They are honest messages of sorrow, joy, praise, and wisdom from real people who experienced real struggles. In the psalmists' words we see their hearts open before God.

In Seeking the Face of God, Martyn Lloyd-Jones unpacks nine passages from the Psalms and weaves them together with the everyday life of the world in which we live. His reflections are practical, powerful, and profound.

For those just beginning to study the Psalms as well as those who know them well and wish to consider them from a new angle, this collection of sermons from one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century will move your mind to greater understanding and your heart to deeper worship.

(9) OUT OF THE DEPTHS: Restoring Fellowship with God from Psalm 51 ($16.00)

Can we receive salvation from God unless we know what it is to repent? Is it possible for a person to be a Christian without true repentance?

For the answers to such thought-provoking questions, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones turns readers to Psalm 51, which is perhaps the classic statement on repentance in all of Scripture. It not only models the process involved in receiving salvation and forgiveness for sins--from the Holy Spirit's conviction and the sinner's confession to God's cleansing and renewal--but draws a profile of the truly repentant heart.

"There are certain things that we must realize, we must grasp, we must believe [before salvation can be ours], and the first of these is repentance.... Without repentance there is no knowledge of salvation, there is no experience of salvation. It is an essential step. It is the first step."

This moving study gives readers a fuller understanding of the importance of repentance both for the unsaved and for Christians. Enlightening and practical, Out of the Depths is necessary reading for the earnest seeker who wants to take that first step on the road to salvation, and for the troubled Christian desiring to find again the path to a restore relationship with God.

(10) THE CROSS: Studies on the Atonement of our Lord ($23.00)

"Superficial views of the work of Christ produce superficial human lives." Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Ever since his first sermon in 1925, Martyn Lloyd-Jones consistently emphasized the significance of Christ's sacrifice for our sake.

This new collection of sermons reveals this theme in Lloyd-Jones' classic expository style, showing his gift for combining a warm, personal devotion to Jesus Christ with deep theological insight. His grasp of Scripture still causes the maturest believer to ponder, yet he brings a simplicity of thought to his preaching that even a child can understand and enjoy.

The Cross explains how Christ's crucifixion works for our redemption, and why this even is the cornerstone of the Christian life.

From one of this century's greatest preachers, excellent reading for ministers and anyone seeking a closer walk with Christ. Meditative, easily understandable, and biblically sound.

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THE RISE AND TRIUMPH OF THE MODERN SELF: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution
CARL TRUEMAN with Foreword by Rod Dreher

“Carl Trueman explains modernity to the church, with depth, clarity, and force. The significance of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self . . . is hard to overstate.”

—Rod Dreher, from the Foreword

Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trends—yet no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of the self.

In this timely book, Carl Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom—rather than the cause—of the human search for identity. Trueman surveys the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture in humanity’s ever-changing quest for identity.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Rod Dreher

Preface

Introduction

Part 1: Architecture of the Revolution

Reimagining the Self

Reimagining Our Culture

Part 2: Foundations of the Revolution

The Other Genevan: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Foundations of Modern Selfhood

Unacknowledged Legislators: Wordsworth, Shelley, and Blake

The Emergence of Plastic People: Nietzsche, Marx, and Darwin

Epilogue to Part 2: Reflections on the Foundations of the Revolution

Part 3: Sexualization of the Revolution

Sigmund Freud, Civilization, and Sex

The New Left and the Politicization of Sex

Epilogue to Part 3: Reflections on the Sexualization of the Revolution

Part 4: Triumphs of the Revolution

The Triumph of the Erotic

The Triumph of the Therapeutic

The Triumph of the T

Epilogue to Part 4: Reflections on the Triumphs of the Revolution

Concluding Unscientific Prologue

Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“I don’t think there will be a better-researched or more fascinating book in all of 2020.” Tim Challies, blogger, Challies.com

“This is a characteristically brilliant book by Carl Trueman, helping the church understand why people believe that sexual difference is a matter of psychological choice. Indeed, Trueman shows how the story we tell ourselves about normalized LGBTQ+ values is false and foolish. With wisdom and clarity, Trueman guides readers through the work of Charles Taylor, Philip Rieff, British Romantic poets, and Continental philosophers to trace the history of expressive individualism from the eighteenth century to the present. The rejection of mimesis (finding excellence by imitating something greater than yourself) for poiesis (finding authenticity by inventing yourself on your own terms), in addition to the Romantic movement’s welding of sexual expression as a building block of political liberation, ushers in the modern LGBTQ+ movement as if on cue. This book reveals how important it is for thinking Christians to distinguish virtue from virtue signaling. The former makes you brave; the latter renders you a man pleaser, which is a hard line to toe in a world where there are so few real men left to please.” Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key

“Moderns, especially Christian moderns, wonder how our society arrived at this strange moment when nearly everything about the self and sexuality that our grandparents believed is ridiculed. This genealogy of culture, clearly and elegantly written, will help all of us understand how we got to where we are, so that we can plot our own futures with more clarity and confidence. This book is a must-read for Christians and all others who are disturbed by the dictatorship of relativism that surrounds us.” Gerald R. McDermott, Former Anglican Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is an esteemed church historian and previously served as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal Imperative; Luther on the Christian Life; and Histories and Fallacies. Trueman is a member of The Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

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GOD'S DESIGN FOR THE CHURCH: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders
CONRAD MBEWE with Foreword by Glenn Lyons

What Is the Church? Foundational Truths from God’s Word

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Christians in Africa numbered approximately nine million—by the end, that number had grown to more than 380 million. As the number of Christians continues to grow, African pastors are often overwhelmed and in desperate need of guidance.

Drawing from three decades of pastoral experience in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe has written a comprehensive handbook specifically for African pastors and church leaders. Structured around twenty commonly asked questions about God’s design for the church, this helpful resource covers topics ranging from the definition of church and the role of church members to the importance of doctrine. Through this book, Mbewe aims to equip pastors and leaders with biblical principles that will “permeate the landscape of Africa and transform its churches for generations to come.”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Glenn Lyons

Acknowledgments

Introduction

What Is the Church?

Who Is the Church’s Founder and Head?

What Is the Church’s Task in the World?

Why Is the Gospel So Important to the Church?

Who Should Be in the Church’s Membership?

What Is the Role of Church Members?

Who Should Lead the Church?

Why Practice Baptism and the Lord’s Supper?

What Should Happen during Worship Services?

How Should the Church Raise Its Money?

Should Your Church Be Involved in Missions?

Should Your Church Be Involved in Training Pastors?

What about Church Discipline?

Does It Matter What Your Church Believes?

How Should Your Church Grow Spiritually?

How Should Your Church Grow Numerically?

How Should Your Church Relate to Other Churches?

How Should Your Church Relate to the State?

How Does the Church Offend or Please God?

How Can You Help in Reforming Your Church?

Epilogue

Index of Scripture References

ENDORSEMENTS

“This book is Conrad Mbewe’s equivalent of Paul’s pastoral letters. It is the wisdom of the Scriptures steeped in decades of personal experience. It is delivered in fresh African illustrations and applications that help even this North American pastor understand God’s Word better. Having known Mbewe for a quarter of a century, having been in his church and he in mine, I could not think of a better person to write such a volume. This book well reflects the teaching of the Bible in ways that both encourage and challenge today’s readers. Mbewe’s writing is clear and simple, elegant and gospel-celebrating. This book is delightful. Enjoy and be edified. The last chapter is gold.” Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“It’s the subtitle of this book that explains its vision: Conrad Mbewe is not only laying out a biblical and practical exposition of the church but is doing so for ‘African pastors and ministry leaders.’ Mbewe, longtime pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, points out that he writes as ‘a son of the African soil,’ and therefore he has earned the right to challenge his fellow Africans in frank ways that missionaries could never deploy without being dismissed as foreigners. In twenty short but probing chapters, Mbewe writes with such clarity and prophetic faithfulness that the book deserves wide study not only in Africa but around the world.” D. A. Carson, Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition

“I love Conrad Mbewe, and I love this book! This is a faithful, readable, and practical exploration of the doctrine of the church. As a Presbyterian, I might quibble with a Baptist point here or there, but that doesn’t take away from my overall enthusiasm. Mbewe has written an excellent book that is attuned to the cultural dynamics of Africa but beneficial for Christians everywhere. I hope this wise and accessible work finds a wide audience.” Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina; Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte

“With biblical insight and down-to-earth illustrations, Conrad Mbewe’s God’s Design for the Church takes us on an insider’s exploration of the nature, character, and challenges of the rapidly expanding church in Africa. His comprehensive but easy-to-read analysis confirms much of what is visible and does not shy away from often hidden ‘hot potatoes,’ such as money matters, issues of discipline, and other trends that define, enhance, or undermine the life and witness of the church. His perspective has implications for the future of the body of Christ, not only in Africa but also in other parts of the world.” Femi B. Adeleye, Director, Langham Preaching Africa, Ghana

“This is a timely book! It addresses with clarity the confused identity and practices of the church in Africa. As a grace carrier, and as a bold, honest, and effective communicator, Conrad Mbewe has vindicated the concerns of the leaders of the church on our continent by addressing the elephant in the room. He has called by name what appeared to be a no-go area and described it as unacceptable. But he has also demonstrated that there is still a remnant who have not ‘bowed their knees to Baal.’ Above all, Mbewe has offered practical, Bible-based solutions to the current weaknesses and problems of the church. A thoroughly readable and thought-provoking book, it has left me with renewed hope for the church in Africa. I enthusiastically recommend it to all church leaders on our continent and especially to our leadership training institutions.” Paul E. Mususu, President, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia

“The church is the bride of Christ. It is God’s plan ‘A’ in his work of redemption. As such, it is paramount that we know and understand God’s design for the church. In this volume, Conrad Mbewe has done yeoman’s work in that regard. In an age when pragmatism and innovation are held in higher esteem than doctrine and theology, this book is a breath of fresh air. With the accuracy of a theologian and the tender heart of a shepherd, Mbewe weaves a tapestry that combines timeless truths and contemporary insights into a helpful resource for Christians of every stripe. In this time of biblical and ecclesiological illiteracy, the usefulness of this book cannot be overestimated.” Voddie Baucham Jr., Dean of the School of Divinity, African Christian University

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEAR THE LORD?
Michael Reeves

The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord

“Let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” —2 Corinthians 7:1

We all have experienced fear at some point. And if we are honest, we don’t usually think of fear as a good thing. So why does the Bible call us to fear the Lord? In this book, Michael Reeves explains that the fear of God is not a gloomy fear marked by anxiety but a heartfelt and happy enjoyment of God as Creator and Redeemer. As we learn more about the surprising good news of the fear of the Lord, we will discover the vital role we play in displaying to the world the awesomeness of our God.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Do Not be Afraid!

Chapter 2: Sinful Fear

Chapter 3: Right Fear

Chapter 4: Overwhelmed by the Creator

Chapter 5: Overwhelmed by the Father

Chapter 6: How to Grow in This Fear

Chapter 7: The Awesome Church

Chapter 8: Eternal Ecstasy

ENDORSEMENTS

“Modern people often view the fear of God with disdainful suspicion, but Michael Reeves shows us that godly fear is really nothing other than love for God as God. Reeves also helps us to see that the greatest factor in promoting the fear of God is knowing his grace in Christ. As John Bunyan said, ‘There is nothing in heaven or earth that can so awe the heart as the grace of God.’ This wonderful book not only teaches but sings, leading us to ‘rejoice with trembling’ (Ps. 2:11).” -Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; author, Reformed Preaching; coauthor, Reformed Systematic Theology

“We used to sing a hymn that said, ‘O how I fear Thee, living God! With deepest, tenderest fears.’ No longer. But the hymn’s first lines remind us of what we are missing: ‘My God, how wonderful Thou art, Thy majesty, how bright.’ Only those who find God to be ‘wonderful’ and his majesty ‘bright’ experience the ‘tenderest’ fear. So we have a problem; but thankfully help is at hand in What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord? Like an elder brother, Michael Reeves guides us into a fresh understanding of the fear of the Lord. On the way, he introduces us to some of his friends—masters in the school of discipleship—who have walked the path before us. Join him on the journey. You will soon discover why ‘the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him’ (Ps. 147:11).” -Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, the Bible says, and reading this book will make you wise—wise to who God is and what God requires of us by way of loving, responsive discipleship. Packed full of historical nuggets, What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord? deserves to be widely read. ‘Walking in the fear of the Lord’ is language that has largely disappeared from the contemporary church. The result is the insipid quality of a great deal of current Christianity. Recapturing the sense of God’s incomprehensible greatness and holiness is the needed antidote this book provides. An absolute gem of a book.” -Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries; Chancellor’s Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary

“Ours is a day of great fears—fear of financial collapse, fear of terrorist attacks, fear of climatic disasters, fear of a deadly pandemic—all kinds of fears, except the most important of all: the reverential fear of God. How needed then is this marvelous study of a much-neglected theme, one that is central to the Scriptures and vital to human flourishing.” -Michael A. G. Haykin, Chair and Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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ESV READER'S LETTERS OF PAUL: Cloth Over Board
SAINT PAUL

ESV Reader's Letters of Paul

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It's unquestionable that the apostle Paul is the most significant theologian in church history. He solidified his theology in letters to early churches—texts that remain as challenging and relevant today as they were to their original recipients. The ESV Reader's Letters of Paul was produced in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation—a period of time in which the reformers rediscovered the vital theological truths within Paul's epistles that have shaped Christian theology ever since. The text of Paul's thirteen letters is presented without verse and chapter numbers in a clean, single-column format on thick, cream-colored paper to encourage extended reading. An introductory article explains how the letters fit within the rest of the Bible as well as the important role they have played in the history of the church.

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Introduction to the 13 Pauline epistles

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Type Size: 12.00

Page Layout: Single Column

Page Count: 244

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(1) REFORMATION THEOLOGY: A Systematic Summary edited by Matthew Barrett with Prologue by Michael Horton

Five hundred years ago, the Reformers were defending doctrines such as justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture, and God's grace in salvation—some to the point of death. Many of these same essential doctrines are still being challenged today, and there has never been a more crucial time to hold fast to the enduring truth of Scripture.

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FRANCIS A SCHAEFFER with Publisher's Preface by Lane Dennis and Foreword by J.I. Packer

Few Christians have had a greater impact during the last half of the twentieth century than Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer. A man with a remarkable breadth of cultural interest, with penetrating insight into modern life, and with a clear sense of spiritual reality, Schaeffer was also a man who cared deeply about people and their search for truth and reality in their lives.

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In the last book, He Is There and He Is Not Silent, Schaeffer contrasts the silence and despair of modern life with the Christian answer that God can indeed be known because He is there and He is not silent. In addition to the convenience of having Schaeffer's three foundational books in one volume, the Trilogy is especially valuable in that it uses the text revised and updated by Schaeffer shortly before his death.

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For the reflective Christian: all twenty-two books of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer's life's work in a beautifully crafted five-volume set. Revised and indexed. ECPA Gold Medallion winner.

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DELIGHTING IN THE LAW OF THE LORD
God's Alternative to Legalism and Moralism
Jerram Barrs

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God's people have neglected God's law.

We are steeped in a culture in which people hate being told how to live and idolize uninhibited "freedom." What's more, many Christians seem to think the law only leads to legalism and therefore doesn't have a role to play in the Christian life. Yet, regardless of what society or even fellow believers say, we need guidance to truly honor God in everything we think, say, and do.

Professor Jerram Barrs helps us recognize and articulate the immense importance of God's commands for godly living as he clears away unbiblical ideas that have crept into our thinking. Looking to the teachings of Jesus, this book will lead you to delight in the eternal beauty and life-changing significance of God's perfect law.

"Jerram expounds the true nature and purpose of GodÆs law from the Psalms, which extol GodÆs law in light of the Bible story of creation and redemption, and he draws primarily on the Gospels for stories to illustrate how this perspective on GodÆs law works out in practice. All will find this book challenging and helpful, but I recommend it especially to those engaged in communication of the truth that is in Jesus, particularly preachers, Bible study groups, parents, and Christian schools." - David Clyde Jones, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Ethics, Covenant Theological Seminary; author, Biblical Christian Ethics

"Jerram Barrs gently but decisively charts a course that falls into neither the ditch of meaningless moral relativism, on the one side, nor the choking grip of Christian legalism, on the other. He convincingly shows the biblical importance of the law as an essential guide to Christian discipleship, service, and happiness, both personally and within the larger realities of the church and society. This catechesis of the way of the Lord should be in every ministry toolbox and is an absolute must-read by every Christian who wants to find greater integrity of life and deeper relationship with Christ, our fellow human beings, and GodÆs good creation." - Michael Williams, Professor of Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary

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FROM HEAVEN HE CAME AND SOUGHT HER: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Perspective
Edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson

There is a palpable sense of confusion, and sometimes even embarrassment, with regard to so-called Limited Atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine. Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, 'From Heaven He Came and Sought Her' stands as the first comprehensive resource of Definite Atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological and pastoral perspectives.

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1. Sacred Theology and the Reading of the Divine Word: Mapping the Doctrine of Definite Atonement (David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson)

DEFINITE ATONEMENT IN CHURCH HISTORY

2. "We Trust in the Saving Blood" - Definite Atonement in the Ancient Church (Michael Haykin)

3. "Sufficient for All, Efficient for Some" - Definite Atonement in the Medieval Church (David Hogg)

4. Calvin, Indefinite Language, and Definite Atonement (Paul Helm)

5. Blaming Beza: The Development of Definite Atonement in the Reformed Tradition (Raymond Blacketer)

6. The Synod of Dort and Definite Atonement (Lee Gatiss)

7. "Controversy on Universal Grace": An Historical Survey of Moise Amyraut's 'Briief Traitte de la Predestination (Amar Djaballah)

8. Atonement and the Covenant of Redemption: John Owen on the Nature of Christ's Satisfaction (Carl Trueman)

DEFINITE ATONEMENT IN THE BIBLE

9. "Because He Loved Your Forefathers": Election, Atonement and Intercession in the Pentateuch (Paul Williamson)

10. "Stricken for the Transgression of My People": The Atoning Work of Isaiah's Suffering Servant (J. Alec Motyer)

11. For the Glory of the Father and the Salvation of His People: Definite Atonement in the Synoptics and Johannine Literature (Matthew Harmon)

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LOVING JESUS MORE
Philip Graham Ryken

Do you love Jesus more than your spouse? Your reputation? Your kids? Your health? Your job? Your money?

As Christians, we're called to love Jesus more than anyone or anything else. But do we really do this? Emphasizing that God's love for us is the source of our love for him, Phil Ryken challenges us to take Jesus's words seriously and think carefully about where our affections truly lie.

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A GRIEF SANCTIFIED: Through Sorrow to Eternal Hope, Including Richard Baxter's Timeless Memoir of His Wife's Life and Death
J.I. Packer with Contributions from Richard Baxter

Their love story is not one of fairy tales. It is one of faithfulness from the beginning through to its tragic ending.

Richard and Margaret Baxter had been married only nineteen years before she died at age forty-five. A prominent pastor and prolific author, Baxter sought consolation and relief the only true way he knew- in Scripture with his discipline of writing. Within days he produced a lover's tribute to his mate and a pastor's celebration of God's grace. It is spiritual storytelling at its best, made all the more poignant by the author's unveiling of his grief.

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Greg Beale, Andrew Naselli, William Osborne, Sidney Greidanus, Patrick Schreiner, Graeme Goldsworthy, Frank Thielman

A BRAND NEW SERIES OF SHORT STUDIES IN BIBLICAL THEOLOGY edited by Dane C. Ortlund, Miles V. Van Pelt is designed to help readers see the whole Bible as a unified story culminating in Jesus Christ. Written by trusted scholars, each volume traces an important topic through God's Word and explores its significance for the Christian Life.

(1) REDEMPTIVE REVERSALS AND THE IRONIC OVERTURNING OF HUMAN WISDOM by G.K. Beale

“But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” —Matthew 19:30

The Bible is full of ironic situations in which God overturns the world’s wisdom by doing the opposite of what is expected—people are punished by their own sin, the persecution of the church is the catalyst for its growth, Paul claims to have strength through weakness, and more. In this book, biblical scholar G. K. Beale explores God’s pattern of divine irony in both judgment and salvation, finding its greatest expression in Jesus’s triumph over death through death on a cross. Unpacking this pattern throughout redemptive history, Beale shows us how God often uses what is seemingly weak and foolish to underscore his own strength and power in the lives of his people today.

G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. In recent years he has served as president and member of the executive committee of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written several books and articles on biblical studies.



(2) THE SERPENT AND THE SERPENT SLAYER by Andrew Naselli

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” —Genesis 3:15

We’ve all heard this story: the hero fights a dragon in an epic battle, and just as it appears the dragon is going to prevail, the hero saves the day. Best-selling novels and blockbuster movies are filled with this type of story, but did you know that this is the main theme of the Bible too?

Tracing the theme of serpents and dragons through both Testaments, trusted scholar Andrew David Naselli demonstrates that these stories reflect our desire to know the ultimate story—the struggle between God’s offspring and the offspring of the serpent. As we come to experience this captivating, unifying narrative, we will rejoice in the ultimate victory of Jesus—the serpent slayer—over the devouring dragon in Revelation.

Andrew David Naselli (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of systematic theology and New Testament at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis and one of the pastors of Bethlehem Baptist Church.



(3) DIVINE BLESSING AND THE FULLNESS OF LIFE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD by William Osborne

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things” —Romans 8:32

As Christians, “blessing” pervades our everyday lives—from testimonies recounting God’s provision, to praise songs, to wishing someone well. The term has been so integrated into our everyday vocabulary that it is rarely considered carefully. Many people think that blessing is described as either physical (Genesis 1:22) or spiritual (Ephesians 1:3), but a fuller biblical-theological approach reveals that God’s blessing has always been physical, spiritual, and—ultimately—relational. Unpacking this pattern throughout redemptive history, William Osborne shows that divine blessing is not just a good gift here or there, but the fullness of all we were created to be, in relationship with our Creator.

William R. Osborne (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as associate professor of biblical and theological studies at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. He is the author of Trees and Kings, coauthor of A Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary, and coeditor of Riddles and Revelations. He is on the editorial board of the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, a publication he co-founded, and has authored many articles and reviews.



(4) FROM CHAOS TO COSMOS: CREATION TO NEW CREATION by Sidney Greidanus

“I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things.” —Isaiah 45:7

When God created the world, he brought perfect order out of what was “without form and void.” But with human rebellion against God leading to God’s curse, disorder was introduced into creation—disorder that we still see all around us today. Tracing the chaos to cosmos theme from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, pastor-scholar Sidney Greidanus reveals how God is restoring his creation through Jesus Christ, who has already begun to shine light into the darkness and will one day return to bring peace, order, and restoration once and for all. With discussion questions at the end of each chapter and a fourteen-session reading plan, this book is ideal for small groups as well as individual study.

Sidney Greidanus (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam) has taught at Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, and The King’s College. Since his retirement from full-time teaching in 2004, he has devoted his time to writing commentaries specifically for preachers. He is the author of many books, including Sola Scriptura; Preaching Christ from the Old Testament; and The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text.



(5) THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE GLORY OF THE CROSS by Patrick Schreiner

“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” —Matthew 13:31–32

When Jesus began his ministry, he announced that the kingdom of God was at hand. But many modern-day Christians don’t really understand what the kingdom of God is or how it relates to the message of the gospel.

Defining kingdom as the King’s power over the King’s people in the King’s place, Patrick Schreiner investigates the key events, prophecies, and passages of Scripture that highlight the important theme of kingdom across the storyline of the Bible—helping readers see how the mission of Jesus and the coming of the kingdom fit together.

Patrick Schreiner (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Body of Jesus and The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross.



(6) THE SON OF GOD AND THE NEW CREATION by Graeme Goldsworthy

"Truly this was the Son of God!" -Matthew 27:54

The theme of divine sonship stretches across the pages of the Bible: from Adam in the garden of Eden, through the nation of Israel and King David, and ultimately to Jesus Christ in the New Jerusalem—the Son of God par excellence. In this volume, renowned biblical scholar Graeme Goldsworthy shows what Christ's fulfillment of the divine sonship motif means for all who are sons and daughters of God.

Graeme Goldsworthy (PhD, Union Theological Seminary) previously served as a lecturer in biblical theology, Old Testament, and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. Graeme lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife, Miriam. They have four adult children.

(7) THE NEW CREATION: And the Storyline of Scripture by Frank Thielman

A Biblical Theology of the New Creation from Genesis to Revelation

“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.” —Revelation 21:3

The Bible begins with the story of one perfectly good God creating a perfectly good universe. Forming two perfectly good human beings in his own image—Adam and Eve—was the crown jewel of his creative expression. Through humanity’s sin, however, God’s creation fell into a fallen state—yet he promised to bring restoration. In this book, Frank Thielman traces the theme of the new creation through the Bible, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. He shows us that at every turn, God invites his people to be a “kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:6), exemplifying the new creation to a needy and watching world until the return of Jesus.

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Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was a pastor, theologian, and missionary. He is generally considered the greatest American theologian. A prolific writer, Edwards is known for his many sermons, including "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," and his classic A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. Edwards was appointed president of the College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) shortly before his death.



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THE GOSPEL COMES WITH A HOUSE KEY: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World
Rosaria Butterfield

The word “hospitality” can often create various levels of anxiety because of the perfect images of fashionably dressed hosts and impeccable homes that media and culture bombard us with. Yet, Rosaria Butterfield, in The Gospel Comes with a House Key, casts a far more reassuring and ordinary vision for what hospitality should actually look like. Using engaging stories from her own experiences of being on the receiving end of radically ordinary hospitality, Butterfield shows how one’s simple, but authentic, welcome can become a bridge for the gospel to reach the lost friends and neighbors in your life. This type of hospitality views our homes as God’s tools where authentic love and grace can be seen in action, revealing what true Christian faith looks like.

"One of the hallmarks of the people of God is supposed to be hospitality. But in an age of commuter churches, towns disemboweled by shopping malls, and lives that are overscheduled and full of ceaseless activity, hospitality is something which, like true friendship, is at a premium. In this book, Rosaria Butterfield makes a bold case for putting hospitality back into the essential rhythm of the church’s daily life. She sets the bar very high—and there is plenty of room here for disagreement on some of the proposals and details—but the basic case, that church is to be a community marked by hospitality, is powerfully presented and persuasively argued." -Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College

"This book isn’t for those who want to live the comfortable Christian life. Rosaria proves there is no such thing. She has a unique way of blending personal story and theological teaching that challenges the reader to engage in areas of both agreement and disagreement. I was sharpened well in both cases." -Aimee Byrd, author, 'Why Can't We Be Friends?' and 'No Little Women'

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Preface

Priceless: The Merit of Hospitality

The Jesus Paradox: The Vitality of Hospitality

Our Post-Christian World: The Kindness of Hospitality

God Never Gets the Address Wrong: The Providence of Hospitality

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: The Seal of Hospitality

Judas in the Church: The Borderland of Hospitality

Giving up the Ghosts: The Lamentation of Hospitality

The Daily Grind: The Basics of Hospitality

Blessed Are the Merciful: The Hope of Hospitality

Walking the Emmaus Road: The Future of Hospitality

Conclusion: Feeding the Five Thousand: The Nuts and Bolts and Beans and Rice

Acknowledgments

Notes

Recommended Reading

General Index

Scripture Index

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THE SUPREMACY OF GOD IN PREACHING: Revised and Expanded Edition
JOHN PIPER

A Revised and Expanded Edition of John Piper’s Enduring Work

People are starving for the greatness of God. Where will their souls be fed? Can they say, “I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory”? As we look out over the wasteland of a secular society, do we not ask, “Who but Christian preachers will say to the people, ‘Behold your God!’?” Who will paint for them the landscape of God’s grandeur? Who will remind them with tales of wonder that God has triumphed over every foe? Who will cry out above every crisis, “Your God reigns!”?

John Piper pleads for preachers to make the supremacy of God the bracing air of their sermons. He longs to see a new generation of preachers, and a revived band of seasoned brothers, set aflame with the grandeur of God—his glory as the goal of preaching, his cross as the ground of preaching, his Spirit as the power of preaching.

It is fitting that The Supremacy of God in Preaching now appears in hardcover for the first time. It has proven to be an enduring work through the decades.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: Why God Should Be Supreme in Preaching

Chapter 1: The Goal of Preaching: The Glory of God

Chapter 2: The Ground of Preaching: The Cross of Christ

Chapter 3: The Gift of Preaching: The Power of the Holy Spirit

Chapter 4: The Gravity and Gladness of Preaching

Part 2: How to Make God Supreme in Preaching: Guidance from the Ministry of Jonathan Edwards

Chapter 5: Keep God Central: The Life of Jonathan Edwards

Chapter 6: Submit to Sweet Sovereignty: The Theology of Edwards

Chapter 7: Make God Supreme: The Preaching of Edwards

Part 3: After Thirty-Three Years: God Still Supreme in Preaching and Ministry

Chapter 8: Jonathan Edwards Thirty-Three Years Later: Clarifications and Confirmation

Chapter 9: In Honor of Tethered Preaching: John Calvin and the Entertaining Pastor

Chapter 10: Preaching as Concept Creation, Not Just Contextualization

Chapter 11: Thirty Reasons Why It Is a Great Thing to Be a Pastor

Conclusion

ENDORSEMENTS

“Here’s a book that every preacher should read at least once a year. This book is a powerful antidote to the unbalanced, self-centered preaching of today.” -Erwin W. Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago

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“The Supremacy of God in Preaching is one of the few truly indispensable books on gospel ministry.” -Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

“John Piper passionately and prophetically calls all preachers to make God supreme over any method and in every message. The plan is too simple for a fallen world to notice and too powerful for a faithful preacher to ignore.” -Bryan Chapell, Pastor Emeritus, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois

JOHN PIPER is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

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REFORMED SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: Volume One, Revelation and God & Volume Two, Man and Christ
JOEL BEEKE & PAUL SMALLEY

The first volume in the Reformed Systematic Theology set of four projected volumes that draws on the historical theology of Reformed tradition, exploring the first two of eight central points of systematic theology—the doctrines of revelation and the character of God—with an accessible and comprehensive approach that is biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical.

"We believe that the experiential application of doctrine is paramount for doing good systematic theology. Systematic Theology should minister to the whole person," write Beeke and Smalley. "We hope that this work will help prepare God's servants to nurture spiritual knowledge and saving faith in God's people according to the riches of Christ. We aim not only to educate you as the reader, but also to edify you and to equip you to tell others the wonders of our God"

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Abbreviations

Tables

Preface

Part 1: Prolegomena: Introduction to Theology and the Doctrine of Revelation

Analytical Outline: Prolegomena

Section A: Introduction to Theology

What Is Theology? Part 1: An Academic Discipline

What Is Theology? Part 2: A Spiritual Discipline

Who Does Theology? Where? When?

Which Theology Do We Do? Part 1: Christian, Catholic, Evangelical

Which Theology Do We Do? Part 2: Reformed: Historical, Confessional, Theological, and Hermeneutical Perspectives

Which Theology Do We Do? Part 3: Reformed: Polemical and Experiential Perspectives

Why Do We Do Theology?

How Do We Do Theology? Part 1: Spiritual Dynamics

How Do We Do Theology? Part 2: Academic Methods

Section B: The Doctrine of Revelation

Theological Fundamentals of Divine Revelation

General Revelation, Part 1: Biblical Teaching

General Revelation, Part 2: Philosophy and Science

General Revelation, Part 3: Natural Theology and Theistic Arguments

Excursus: Some Historical Perspective on Natural Theology and Theistic Proofs

Special Revelation: Biblical Teaching

Errors Regarding Special Revelation, Part 1: Romanism and Liberalism

Errors Regarding Special Revelation, Part 2: Liberalism’s Offspring

The Bible as the Word of God

The Properties of the Written Word, Part 1: Authority and Clarity

The Properties of the Written Word, Part 2: Necessity, Unity, and Efficacy

The Properties of the Written Word, Part 3: Inerrant Veracity

The Properties of the Written Word, Part 4: Objections to Inerrancy

The Properties of the Written Word, Part 5: Sufficiency

The Cessation of Special Revelation, Part 1: Charismatic Continuationism

The Cessation of Special Revelation, Part 2: Prophecy Today

Applied Revelation for Practical Fruit

Part 2: Theology Proper: The Doctrine of God

Analytical Outline: Theology Proper

Section A: The Doctrine of God’s Triune Glory

Introduction: The True Knowledge of God

Introduction to God’s Nature and Attributes, Part 1: Biblical Teaching

Introduction to God’s Nature and Attributes, Part 2: Theological Issues

The Name of “the Lord” (YHWH)

The Holiness of the Lord

Gods That Are Not God

God’s Spirituality

God’s Simplicity: “The Lord Our God Is One Lord”

God’s Infinity, Part 1: Incomprehensibility, Aseity, and Immensity

God’s Infinity, Part 2: Eternity: Infinity with Respect to Time

Excursus: Problems of Time and Eternity

God’s Immutability, Part 1: Biblical Teaching

God’s Immutability, Part 2: Theological Questions

God’s Knowledge, Part 1: Omniscience and Wisdom

God’s Knowledge, Part 2: Foreknowledge

God’s Sovereignty: An Introduction to Omnipotence

God’s Moral Excellence, Part 1: Goodness and Love

God’s Moral Excellence, Part 2: Truth and Righteousness

God’s Moral Excellence, Part 3: Jealousy, Impassibility, and Joy

God’s Moral Excellence, Part 4: Wrath and Compassion

The Trinity, Part 1: Biblical Teaching

The Trinity, Part 2: Historical Development

The Trinity, Part 3: Theological and Practical Considerations

Section B: The Doctrine of God’s Sovereign Purpose

The Decree of God: General Considerations

Predestination, Part 1: Election and Reprobation

Predestination, Part 2: Historical Development through Reformed Orthodoxy

Predestination, Part 3: Questions and Uses

God’s Providence, Part 1: Biblical Teaching

God’s Providence, Part 2: Problems and Applications

Section C: The Doctrine of Angels and Demons

The Holy Angels of God

Satan and the Demons

Bibliography

General Index

Scripture Index

The aim of systematic theology is to engage not only the head but also the heart and hands. Only recently has the church compartmentalized these aspects of life—separating the academic discipline of theology from the spiritual disciplines of faith and obedience. This multi-volume work brings together rigorous historical and theological scholarship with spiritual disciplines and practical insights—characterized by a simple, accessible, comprehensive, Reformed, and experiential approach.

In this volume, Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley shift from the doctrine of God (theology proper) to the doctrine of humanity (anthropology) and the doctrine of Christ (Christology). This extensive reformed theology explores the Bible’s teaching about who we are and why we were created, as well as who Jesus is and why his divinity is essential to the Christian faith.

VOLUME TWO: MAN & CHRIST

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part 3: Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man

Analytical Outline: Anthropology

Chapter 1: Introduction to Anthropology

Section A: The Doctrine of Creation

Chapter 2: The Creation of the World, Part 1: God the Creator

Chapter 3: The Creation of the World, Part 2: Historical and Theological Questions

Chapter 4: The Creation of the World, Part 3: Exegetical Questions

Chapter 5: The Creation of the World, Part 4: Scientific Questions

Section B: The Doctrine of Man’s Creation and Nature

Chapter 6: The Creation of Man by God

Chapter 7: The Controversy over the Historical Adam

Chapter 8: The Image of God, Part 1: Exegetical and Biblical Theology

Chapter 9: The Image of God, Part 2: Historical and Polemical Theology

Chapter 10: The Image of God, Part 3: Systematic and Practical Theology

Chapter 11: The Gender and Sexuality of Man

Chapter 12: The Constitution of Man, Part 1: Unity and Duality

Chapter 13: The Constitution of Man, Part 2: Body and Soul

Chapter 14: God’s Covenant with Adam, Part 1: Biblical Teaching

Chapter 15: God’s Covenant with Adam, Part 2: Historical and Systematic Theology

Chapter 16: God’s Covenant with Adam, Part 3: Practical Implications

Section C: The Doctrine of Sin

Chapter 17: Introduction to the Doctrine of Sin

Chapter 18: The Fall of Man into Sin and Misery

Chapter 19: The State of Sin, Part 1: Historical Theology of Original Sin

Chapter 20: The State of Sin, Part 2: Universal Sin, Imputed Guilt, and Lack of Righteousness

Chapter 21: The State of Sin, Part 3: Total Depravity and Inability

Chapter 22: The Free Choice of the Will

Chapter 23: Actual Sins: The Diverse, Poisonous Fruit of Original Sin

Chapter 24: The Punishment of Sin by God

Chapter 25: Sin and the Believer

Chapter 26: Suffering and the Believer

Part 4: Christology: The Doctrine of Christ

Analytical Outline for Christology

Section A: The Doctrine of the Covenant of Grace

Chapter 27: Introduction to the Covenant of Grace

Chapter 28: Historical Perspectives on God’s Covenants

Chapter 29: The Perpetual Continuity of God’s Gospel

Chapter 30: The Eternal Covenant with God’s Son and Those in Union with Him

Chapter 31: The Diverse Administrations of God’s Covenant of Grace, Part 1: Noah, Abraham, and Moses

Chapter 32: The Diverse Administrations of the Covenant of Grace, Part 2: David and the New Covenant

Chapter 33: The Essential Unity of God’s Covenant of Grace

Chapter 34: The Abiding Duty to Obey God’s Moral Law

Chapter 35: The Church’s Union with Her Covenant God through Faith

Section B: The Doctrine of the Person of Christ

Chapter 36: Introduction to the Study of Christ’s Person and Work

Chapter 37: The Names of Christ

Chapter 38: The Deity of Christ

Chapter 39: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 1: The Coming of the Incarnate Son

Chapter 40: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 2: Humanity and Relations

Chapter 41: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 3: Historical Development of Orthodox Christology

Chapter 42: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 4: Theological Questions and Practical Applications

Section C: The Doctrine of the Work of Christ

Chapter 43: The Threefold Office of the One Mediator

Chapter 44: The Two States of Our Prophet, Priest, and King

Excursus: He Descended into Hell

Chapter 45: Christ’s Prophetic Work, Part 1: Introduction and Typology

Chapter 46: Christ’s Prophetic Work, Part 2: Revelation by the Word

Chapter 47: Christ’s Prophetic Work, Part 3: Illumination for His Prophetic People

Chapter 48: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 1: Introduction to Christ’s Priestly Office

Chapter 49: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 2: Penal Substitution for the Satisfaction of God’s Justice

Chapter 50: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 3: Christ’s Sacrificial Obedience

Chapter 51: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 4: The Perfections of Christ’s Sacrificial Accomplishment

Chapter 52: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 5: Intercession for a Priestly People

Chapter 53: Christ’s Kingly Work, Part 1: Introduction, Victory, and Triumph

Chapter 54: Christ’s Kingly Work, Part 2: Power, Grace, and Glory

Chapter 55: Christ’s Kingly Work, Part 3: Christ’s Kingly People

Chapter 56: Practical Conclusion to Christology: The Centrality of Christ

ENDORSEMENTS

“‘Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!’ This expression of praise from Paul’s great doxology is a fitting response to reading this wonderful work of doctrine and devotion. Though the Reformed faith is often caricatured as merely intellectual, this work demonstrates that Reformed theology is also profoundly experiential, as no chapter fails to move from theology to doxology. This resource will instruct the mind and inflame the heart.” - John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; President, The Master’s University and Seminary

“Joel Beeke is a rare gift to the church, a noted Christian leader who combines the skills of a learned theologian, master teacher, noted historian, and yet also a caring pastor. Joined by Paul Smalley, this first volume of Reformed Systematic Theology, focusing upon revelation and God, is a virtual gold mine of biblical doctrine that is systematically arranged, carefully analyzed, historically scrutinized, and pastorally applied. I am not aware of another book quite like this invaluable work. This theological treasury is certain to become a timeless standard for years to come.” -Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries; Professor of Preaching, The Master’s Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“Already the most prolific Reformed author of his generation, Joel Beeke (helped by his theological Barnabas, Paul Smalley) now harvests the fruit of a lifetime of study, reflection, teaching, and writing in this impressive magnum opus. Throughout the centuries, theologians have debated whether systematic theology is an intellectual or practical discipline. Reformed Systematic Theology rightly treats it as both, for the Great Theologian of the church underlined that we cannot love the Lord our God with our mind unless we also love him with heart, soul, and strength. Thus, in these pages, doctrine leads to doxology and also to further enquiry. Each locus is expounded biblically, is understood ‘together with all the saints,’ and leads to practical implications and applications, with psalms, hymns of praise, and probing questions for further reflection. This is catechesis at its best, in the great tradition of Augustine, Anselm, and Calvin, where ‘faith seeks understanding’ and leads to worship and obedience. Here is a major contribution to the education of theological students, but also a work for preachers to have close by as a constant go-to resource, and indeed for every Christian family to own and frequently consult. While today it may seem that ‘of the making of systematic theologies there is no end,’ Reformed Systematic Theology makes a distinctive, deeply engaging, and welcome contribution and deserves a place of honor. Many will be grateful to Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley for giving this immensely valuable gift to the twenty-first-century church.” - Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

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DARK CLOUDS, DEEP MERCY: Discovering the Grace of Lament
By Mark Vroegop, Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada

Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life and trusting God’s goodness.

Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God—but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust.

Exploring how the Bible—through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations—gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword: Joni Eareckson Tada

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Life in a Minor Key | A Personal Journey

Part 1: Learning to Lament | Psalms of Lament

Keep Turning to Prayer | Psalm 77

Bring Your Complaints | Psalm 10

Ask Boldly | Psalm 22

Choose to Trust | Psalm 13

Part 2: Learning from Lament | Lamentations

A Broken World and a Holy God | Lamentations 1-2

Hope Springs from Truth Rehearsed | Lamentations 3

Unearthing Idols | Lamentations 4

A Roadmap to Grace | Lamentations 5

Part 3: Living with Lament | Personal and Community Applications

Making Lament Personal

Let Us Lament

Conclusion: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy | The Journey Ahead

Appendix 1 Twenty Complaints

Appendix 2 Psalms of Lament

Appendix 3 Learning-to-Lament Worksheet Appendix 4 But, Yet, And

Bibliography

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“I had never read a book like this before. If you are hurting or trying to help someone who is, or if you are attempting to lead your church to recover and experience what God’s Word teaches about lament, this is a book you will want to read.” - Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Profound. Tender. Strengthening. Crucial. Wise. This book helped me see something that’s basic to Christianity that I hadn’t fully grasped as basic. I began rereading it with my wife before finishing it the first time. Every pastor, counselor—and indeed, every Christian—should read it.” -Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director, 9Marks; author, The Rule of Love

“This book shouts to us from the Psalms and Lamentations: It’s okay to cry, to grieve, to wonder why, and to come to God with our doubts and fears. Our heavenly Father can handle it. And in the end, he shows us grace and mercy. This book is a wonderful antidote to the feel-good, happy, and superficial platitudes of so much of modern evangelicalism.” -Erwin W. Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago

“I am intensely grateful for Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy and would place it among the most important and influential books I’ve read in the past few years. If you are going through hard times, this book may provide more insight and comfort than any other book except for the Bible. If you are in ministry, please allow Vroegop to help you discover how ‘the grace of lament’ can serve the many hurting people in your congregation.” -Donald S. Whitney, Associate Dean and Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible

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WHY I LOVE THE APOSTLE PAUL: 30 Reasons
JOHN PIPER

“Besides Jesus, no one has kept me from despair, or taken me deeper into the mysteries of the gospel, than the apostle Paul.” —John Piper

No one has had a greater impact on the world for eternal good than the apostle Paul—except Jesus himself. For John Piper, this impact is very personal. He does not just admire and trust Paul. He loves him. Piper gives us thirty glimpses into why his heart and mind respond this way.

Can a Christian-killer really endure 195 lashes from a heart of love? Can a mystic who thinks he was caught up into heaven be a model of lucid rationality? Can an ethnocentric Jew write the most beautiful call to reconciliation? Can a person who lives with the unceasing anguish of empathy be always rejoicing? Can a man’s description of the horrors of human sin be exceeded by his delight in human splendor? Can a man with a backbone of steel be as tender as a nursing mother?

If we know this man—if we see what Piper sees—we too will love him. Paul’s testimony is a matter of life and death. Piper invites you into his relationship with Paul in the hope that you will know life, forever.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Liar, Lunatic, or Loved?

Part 1: The Beautiful Transformation

1. From Angry Killer to Apostle of Christ

2. Beyond Rational Persuasion to the Revelation of Glory

3. Steady in His Calling through Incomparable Sufferings

4. Unwavering Love for Those Who Scourged Him

5. Unshakeable Contentment Whether Abased or Abounding

Part 2: Loving the Man Who Shaped My Life

6. Magnifying Christ through a Satisfying Death

7. Love for People as the Overflow of Joy in God

8. From Rabid Ethnic Arrogance to Herald of Deepest Reconciliation

9. My Friend with the Best News during Cancer

10. Learning Late in Life to Know and Kill My Most Besetting Sins

Part 3: A Mind for Logic, a Heart for Love

11. Rigorous in Reasoning, Transparent in Feeling

12. Speaking with Feeling about the Glory of Christ, Not Religious Activity

13. From Logic on Fire to Lyrics of Love

14. Turning High Thoughts to the Help of the Lowly

Part 4: Making the Mysteries Sing

15. More Awed by the Glory Revealed than the Glory Concealed

16. Reveling in God’s Power in and through Ours

17. A Global Grasp of Suffering and a Heart of Personal Empathy

18. The Horror of Human Sin, the Hope of Human Splendor

19. Showing the Truth of Christian Freedom, but Not in a Simplistic Way

Part 5: A Personal Passion for Precious Community

20. Not Lonely at the Top, but Linked with Precious Friends

21. Christ Was All-Sufficient, and Community Was Crucial

22. Backbone, Blunt, and Beautifully Affirming

23. Zeal for Gospel Accuracy, Slow to Take Personal Offense

24. Not a Conforming Chameleon, and Not a Ministering Maverick

Part 6: Counting Others More Significant than Himself

25. Lover of God’s Sovereignty with Tears for the Lost

26. Apostle of the Happy God and the Hard Life of Spreading Joy

27. Admitting Imperfections and Turning Them for Love

28. Unrivaled Success as a Missionary, with No Conceit

29. The Pursuit of Pure Doctrine and Passion for the Poor

Part 7: The Best Gift Paul Could Give

30. The Greatest Chapter in the Bible and the Most Important Promise in My Life

A Final Commendation: Paul’s Christ-Embodying Love for Me

General Index

Scripture Index

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A QUEST FOR GODLINESS and TAKING GOD SERIOUSLY
JAMES I. PACKER

A QUEST FOR GODLINESS: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

By J. I. Packer

A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Packer surveys the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards. He examines the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. The Puritans’ faith, Packer argues, stands in marked contrast with the superficiality of modern western Christianity.

In a time of failing vision and decaying values, this powerful portrait of the Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls us to radical commitment and action, both desperately needed today. Beautifully written, A Quest for Godliness is a moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought. Here is J. I. Packer at his very best.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

PART ONE- THE PURITANS IN PROFILE

Why We Need the Puritans

Puritanism as a Movement of Revival

The Practical Writings of the English Puritans

PART TWO- THE PURITANS AND THE BIBLE

John Owen on Communication from God

The Puritans as Interpreters of Scripture

The Puritan Conscience

PART THREE- THE PURITANS AND THE GOSPEL

'Saved by His Precious Blood': An Introduction to John Owen's 'The Death of Death in the Death of Christ'

The Doctrine of Justification in Development and Decline Among the Puritans

The Puritan View of Preaching the Gospel

PART FOUR- THE PURITANS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Witness of the Spirit in Puritan Thought

The Spirituality of John Owen

John Owen on the Spiritual Gifts

PART FIVE- THE PURITAN CHRISTIAN LIFE

The Puritans and the Lord's Day

The Puritan Approach to Worship

Marriage and Family in Puritan Thought

PART SIX- THE PURITANS IN MINISTRY

Puritan Preaching

Puritan Evangelism

Jonathan Edwards and Revival

Afterword

(2) TAKING GOD SERIOUSLY: Vital Things We Need to Know

By J. I. Packer

Explaining the essentials of the faith, renowned theologian and author J. I. Packer outlines the core commitments that are common to those of us who profess belief in Jesus. Here is a call to discipleship in mere Christianity—the business of taking God seriously.

Table of Contents

1. Taking Faith Seriously

2. Taking Doctrine Seriously

3. Taking Christian Unity Seriously

4. Taking Repentance Seriously

5. Taking the Church Seriously

6. Taking the Holy Spirit Seriously

7. Taking Baptism Seriously

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IN THE LORD I TAKE REFUGE: 150 Daily Devotions through the Psalms
DANE C. ORTLUND

Experience the Depth of the Psalms with Pastor and Author Dane Ortlund

The Psalms could be called the Bible’s devotional. Each psalm reflects on the greatness of who God is and how he cares for his people. Written with profound emotion, each psalm sheds light on the raw experiences of the human heart, revealing how God’s people should turn to him in times of anguish, pain, remorse, joy, and thanksgiving.

In the Lord I Take Refuge invites readers to experience the Psalms in a new way through heartfelt devotional content written by Dane Ortlund. Each reading is short enough to read in five minutes or less and will encourage believers to thoughtfully ponder and pray through each of the 150 Psalms. To further enhance the reading experience, this book features the full text of the English Standard Version Psalms; a large font; and thick, cream-colored paper. All of these features, along with a helpful introduction on how to read the Psalms devotionally, encourage believers to pause and reflect on the riches of each text as they commune daily with the Lord.



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“Here it is! A devotional book based on the Bible’s own devotional book. It is an idea so obvious we may have missed it because—unlike our spiritual forefathers, who often read through the book of Psalms every week—we have allowed ourselves to be obsessed with the short term and the quick fix and to become devoted to the latest thing. But now the author whose Gentle and Lowly has helped so many to see Christ more clearly takes us gently by the hand to Jesus’s own devotional manual, the prayer book he loved, and the blueprint for his own life and ministry, and leads us to him all over again, day after day. Thank you, Dane Ortlund, for more treasure!” --Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“A book like this is hard to find: not a commentary on the Psalms but a brief model, from a trusted voice, on how to meditate on them. Come to be fed by Dane’s meditations and learn how to meditate for yourself; to take a word or phrase in context and linger over it to obtain food, in Christ, for your soul; and to enrich and deepen your own communion with Christ in the Bible’s songbook. Take up and feed.” --David Mathis, Senior Teacher and Executive Editor, desiringGod.org; Pastor, Cities Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota; author, Habits of Grace

“This world has beauty and delight as well as brokenness and pain. As joy and sorrow mingle together, we long for words to express both our cries for deliverance and our songs of rejoicing. Dane Ortlund’s new devotional, In the Lord I Take Refuge, invites us to commune with God through the words of the Psalms. These encouraging daily reflections will guide your prayers, refresh your heart, and strengthen your soul as you walk with God in the ups and downs of life.” --Melissa B. Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; author, Growing Together

“This devotional book beautifully reminds us that we need no better devotional material than the Psalms themselves. Dane Ortlund is pointing the way, serving as a wise and restrained guide to help us enter and join the prayers and praises of the psalter. He never fails to point us to Christ, the Savior who shines through the Psalms from beginning to end.” --Kathleen Nielson, author; speaker; Senior Adviser, The Gospel Coalition

“This is a book to keep by your bed, to begin or end each day feeding on these words God has given to us to pray and sing back to him. Dane’s brief insights into each psalm help us to bridge the gap between the psalmist’s time and our own, between his battles, questions, joys, desires, and laments and our own, leading us to love and worship.” --Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden



Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers and Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Dane and his wife, Stacey, have five children.

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GENTLE AND LOWLY: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
DANE C. ORTLUND

Christians can easily feel that Jesus is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. They know what Christ has done for them—but who is he? How does he feel about his people amid all their sins and failures?

In Matthew 11, Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. This book reflects on his words, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of Christ’s affections for sinners and encouraging believers as they journey, weary and faltering, toward heaven.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

1. His Very Heart

2. His Heart in Action

3. The Happiness of Christ

4. Able to Sympathize

5. He Can Deal Gently

6. I Will Never Cast Out

7. What Our Sins Evoke

8. To the Uttermost

9. An Advocate

10. The Beauty of the Heart of Christ

11. The Emotional Life of Christ

12. A Tender Friend

13. Why the Spirit?

14. Father of Mercies

15. His “Natural” Work and His “Strange” Work

16. The Lord, the Lord

17. His Ways Are Not Our Ways

18. Yearning Bowels

19. Rich in Mercy

20. Our Law-ish Hearts, His Lavish Heart

21. He Loved Us Then; He’ll Love Us Now

22. To the End

23. Buried in His Heart Forevermore

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“Gentle and Lowly comes from the pen of someone who has not just profited from reading the Puritans—but who, more importantly, has read the Bible under their tutelage. One short book can never be enough to convey all the glory of the character of Christ, but this book deftly unpacks something we often overlook: Christ is meek and lowly in heart and gives rest to those who labor and are burdened. Written with pastoral gentleness and quiet beauty, it teases out what twenty biblical texts contribute to this portrait of the heart of Christ, all of it brought together to bring comfort, strength, and rest to believers.” --D. A. Carson, Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition

“The title of this book immediately evoked within me a sense of longing, hope, and gratitude. The message it contains is a balm for every heart that feels pierced by sin or sorrow—whether from within or without. It is an invitation to experience the sweet consolations of a Savior who moves toward us with tenderness and grace, when we know we deserve just the opposite from him.” --Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; Founder, Revive Our Hearts and True Woman

“On the rough, rocky, and often dark path between the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet,’ there is nothing your weary heart needs more than to know the beauty of the heart of Jesus. It is that beauty that alone has the power to overwhelm all the ugly you will encounter along the way. I have read no book that more carefully, thoroughly, and tenderly displays Christ’s heart than what Dane Ortlund has written. As if I was listening to a great symphony, I was moved in different ways in different passages but left each feeling hugely blessed to know that what was being described was the heart of my Savior, my Lord, my Friend, and my Redeemer. I can’t think of anyone in the family of God who wouldn’t be greatly helped by spending time seeing the heart of Jesus through the eyes of such a gifted guide as Ortlund.” --Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, New Morning Mercies and My Heart Cries Out

“The Puritans breathed Christ-centered practices: they embraced the Bible as a lifeline, exercised it like a muscle, and relied upon it like a bulletproof vest. They knew how to hate their sin without hating themselves because they understood that Christ’s grace is an ever-present Person, a Person who understands our situation and our needs better than we do. They understood that we suffer because of sin. Dane Ortlund masterfully handles a treasure trove of Puritan wisdom and deftly presents it to the Christian reader. Read this book and pray that the Holy Spirit reveals Christ to you as the Puritans understood him, and you will be refreshed to understand God’s grace in a whole new way.” --Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key

“‘He is so strong that he can afford to be gentle.’ That old movie line is more than a throwaway sentiment when we consider the theological precision and pastoral heart of Dane Ortlund describing God’s heart toward those who are weak, weary, sin-sick, and despairing. The insights of Gentle and Lowly are truly a river of mercy flowing from the throne of God, through great pastors of the past, and into precious and powerful ministry for today.” --Bryan Chapell, Pastor Emeritus, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois

“My life has been transformed by the beautiful, staggering truths in this book. Dane Ortlund lifts our eyes to see Christ’s compassion-filled heart for sinners and sufferers, proving that Jesus is no reluctant savior but one who delights in showing his mercy. For any feeling bruised, weary, or empty, this is the balm for you.” --Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, UK

“Only a few pages in I started to realize how unusual and essential this book is—it is an exposition of the very heart of Christ. The result is a book that astonishes us with the sheer abundance and capacity of his love for us. Breathtaking and healing in equal measure, it is already one of the best books I’ve read.” --Sam Allberry, pastor; author, 7 Myths about Singleness

“Dane Ortlund writes about what seems too good to be true—the Lord delights to show mercy to you and to me—so he works very carefully through key texts and enlists the help of saints past. I was persuaded, and I look forward to being persuaded again and again.” --Ed Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

“Dane Ortlund leads us into the very heart of God incarnate—not only what Jesus did for us, but how he feels toward us. That’s right: feels toward us. Anchored in Scripture and drawing on the Puritan Thomas Goodwin, this book is medicine for broken hearts.” --Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Dane Ortlund helps us rediscover the heart of Jesus that is the very heart of the gospel. This delightful book opens up the sheer immensity of Jesus’s tender love for us. As you immerse yourself in Christ’s very heart, you’ll find your own heart warmed at the fire of the love of God. Ortlund opens up a neglected theme among the Puritans (in bite-sized chunks that won’t overwhelm you), where you’ll discover their grasp of the beauty of Jesus’s love. Your soul needs this book. I highly recommend it.” --Paul E. Miller, author, A Praying Life and J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life

“Gentle and Lowly is drawing me to the heart of Christ. It is helping me to draw the hearts of my counselees to Christ. Gentle and Lowly is the best book of the twenty-first century.” --Bob Kellemen, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Counseling, Faith Bible Seminary; author, Grief: Walking with Jesus

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STUDY GUIDES FOR MARK & 2 CORINTHIANS (12 WEEK BIBLE STUDIES)
DANE C. ORTLUND

Mark: A 12-Week Study

By Dane C. Ortlund, General Editor J. I. Packer, Series edited by Lane T. Dennis, Dane C. Ortlund

The Gospel of Mark paints an important portrait of Jesus as Israel’s promised Messiah. Mark’s account also makes clear how Jesus’ kingship confounds public expectations by emphasizing his humility, suffering, and sacrifice.

This accessible guide is filled with wise reflections on the biblical text and helps us understand what vibrant faith and authentic discipleship look like as we follow a rejected king.

Part of the Knowing the Bible series.

Table of Contents

Week 1: Overview

Week 2: Introduction (1:1–20)

Week 3: Jesus’ Early Galilean Ministry (1:21–3:12)

Week 4: Jesus’ Later Galilean Ministry (3:13–6:6)

Week 5: Jesus’ Work beyond Galilee (6:7–8:26)

Week 6: True Discipleship and Transfiguration (8:27–9:50)

Week 7: Instruction on Discipleship (10:1–52)

Week 8: Entering and Judging Jerusalem (11:1–12:44)

Week 9: Jesus and the Coming Judgment (13:1–37)

Week 10: Jesus’ Betrayal and Trial (14:1–15:15)

Week 11: Crucifixion and Resurrection (15:16–16:8)

Week 12: Summary and Conclusion

2 CORINTHIANS: A 12 WEEK STUDY

The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.

In his second letter to the church at Corinth, the apostle Paul defends the authenticity of his authority and teaching, helping his readers see that the gospel is full of seemingly paradoxical truths—strength from weakness, life through death, and comfort in affliction. Highlighting how the gospel confronts our own culture’s expectations and drawing implications for all of life, Dane C. Ortlund helps us discover the truth that the gospel humbles the powerful while strengthening the weak.

Part of the Knowing the Bible series.

Table of Contents

Series Preface: J. I. Packer and Lane T. Dennis

Week 1: Overview

Week 2: The Strange Path of Comfort (1:1-11)

Week 3: Paul's Pastoral Strategy (12-2:17)

Week 4: The New Covenant (3:1-18)

Week 5: Life through Death (4:1-18)

Week 6: Reconciliation with God (5:1-21)

Week 7: True Relationships and True Repentance (6:1-7:16)

Week 8: Where Real Generosity Comes From (8:1-9:15)

Week 9: True versus False Leadership (10:1-11:15)

Week 10: Strength through Weakness (11:16-12:10)

Week 11: A Final Pastoral Plea (12:11-13:14) Week 12: Summary and Conclusion

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WHEN TROUBLE COMES: What Will You Do?
PHIL RYKEN

What will you do when trouble comes?

It’s not a question of if, but when—at some point, everyone faces grief, pain, broken relationships, sin, or persecution. What hope do we have? Sharing honestly from his own life and looking at stories of men and women in the Bible who experienced many kinds of trouble, Phil Ryken offers hope from Scripture aimed at reminding us that we’re never alone in our pain. Though hardships and trials will come, God is our very present help in times of trouble.

“Written by a sufferer who is also a skilled theologian-exegete, this book is honest, tender, full of grace, and bursting with the street-level wisdom of God’s Word. With story after story from Scripture, Dr. Ryken shows how the Bible accurately portrays our sufferings and how God meets us in the midst of them. Since suffering really is a universal human experience between the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet,’ this is a book worth getting and living with. I found it to be enormously helpful, and you will too.” -Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, New Morning Mercies and Suffering

“When trouble comes, most Christians want to escape it, deny or divorce it, or medicate or avoid it—we do everything but actually try to live with it! Thankfully, Dr. Ryken takes great pains in this remarkable book to show us how to live gladly and gloriously through our troubles. Rather than take us on a detour around our hardships, he serves as our guide through them. If you are finding it hard to ‘welcome trials as friends,’ this is the book for you.” -Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends

“As much as we hate to admit it, trouble inevitably marks every one of our lives. The Preacher was right when he wrote in Ecclesiastes that all our ‘days are full of sorrow.’ When Trouble Comes assumes that trouble will come—and not just to people who are living in rebellion against God, but to those, even especially to those, who are seeking to live for God’s glory. With deep wisdom and broad scriptural insight, Dr. Ryken identifies the sources of our troubles and calls us to faith in the Son who endured suffering and enters into all our sorrows.” -Elyse Fitzpatrick, author, Give Them Grace

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prologue: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (Psalm 37:39–40)

(1) "Woe Is Me!": Isaiah's Sin and Guilt (Isaiah 6:1–8)

(2) "I’ve Had Enough": Elijah's Desperate Depression (1 Kings 19:1–18)

(3) "Where You Die I Will Die": Ruth's Grief and Poverty (Ruth 1:1–18)

(4) "You Are the Man!": David's Deadly Temptation (2 Samuel 11:1–5; 12:1–15)

(5) "Cursed Be the Day I Was Born!": Jeremiah's Disheartening Persecution (Jeremiah 20:1–18)

(6) "A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul Too": Mary's Troubled Soul (Luke 1:26–38; 2:22–35)

(7) "Now Is My Soul Troubled": The Savior's Suffering unto Death (John 12:20–33)

(8) "We Are Afflicted in Every Way": Paul's Light and Momentary Troubles (2 Corinthians 4:7–18)

Epilogue: Here Comes Trouble! (John 16:25–33)

Study Guide

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

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THE PROMISES OF GOD: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on the English Standard Version
CHARLES H. SPURGEON revised and edited by Tim Chester

"God has given no pledge that he will not redeem and encouraged no hope that he will not fulfill." —Charles Spurgeon

For over 150 years, Charles Spurgeon’s classic daily devotional on God’s promises has comforted the hearts of God’s people. For each day of the year, Spurgeon reflects on a specific promise of God from Scripture that strengthened his heart in times of severe depression and suffering. Each daily meditation testifies to the goodness, faithfulness, and power of God.

In this volume, Tim Chester helps Spurgeon speak to a new generation, updating archaic words, shortening sentences, and streamlining sentence structure—all without losing Spurgeon’s passionate and pastoral voice. These devotional readings will inspire you with fresh faith in the promise-making and promise-keeping God of the Bible.

"The Promises of God" is a 365 day devotional by Charles Spurgeon that was originally titled "The Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith." Tim Chester has updated archaic words and used more modern sentence structure to make reading easier while still maintaining the feel of the original. He also used a modern version of the Bible (English Standard Version) rather than the original KJV except when the KJV wording is directly referenced in the devotion. This does make the devotions easier to read and understand.

Each day's devotion started with a verse or two from the Bible, then Spurgeon gave a mini-sermon on that verse--what the verse means for us and how we live. I read an ebook version, but it looked like each day was only a page or two long. I enjoyed reading Spurgeon's insights and thoughts about the selected verses. "

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834–1892) was an English Baptist pastor at New Park Street Chapel, London (which later became the Metropolitan Tabernacle), for thirty-eight years. As the nineteenth century's most prolific preacher and writer, his ministry legacy continues today.

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Since his Reformed Dogmatics was translated into English in the last decade, 19th-century Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck has gained wide popularity among pastors and theologians in the 21st century. Christian Worldview, another of his foundational works, is here translated into English for the first time, introducing more of Bavinck's ideas to a contemporary audience. This book was originally written in response to the challenges of modernity, such as the loss of unity of the self, increasing political tension, the rise of scientism, the reduction of humanity to the merely physical, and more—challenges that continue to reverberate in our day and age.

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The debate over the ultimate source of truth in our world often pits science against faith.

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Best-selling author Paul David Tripp invites you into his personal reflections on his experience of God’s ever-present grace through the ups and downs of his life. He shares his celebrations, disappointments, cries for help, confessions, and confusions in the form of 120 meditations that were written over many years through various joys and struggles.

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The Bible is full of ironic situations in which God overturns the world’s wisdom by doing the opposite of what is expected. In this new volume from respected New Testament scholar G. K. Beale, readers will see how God’s pattern of divine irony is exhibited in both judgment and salvation, finding its greatest expression in Jesus’s triumph over death through death on a cross. God has designed redemptive history to unfold in a way that challenges human wisdom in order to put his own wisdom and glory on display, using what is seemingly weak and foolish to show his power in the lives of his people today.

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Preface: A Most Unlikely Revival

Introduction

1. God Judges People by Their Own Sin

2. People Resemble the Idols That They Worship

3. The Irony of Salvation

4. The Christian Life: Power Is Perfected in the Powerless

5. Faith in Unseen Realities Contradicts Trust in Superficial Appearances

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THE PLURALITY PRINCIPLE: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team
By Dave Harvey, Foreword by Sam Storms

Building and Sustaining a Thriving Leadership Culture

Essential to every healthy church is a biblical model of leadership. In the New Testament, church leadership is built around a team of elders working together, each bringing his own unique skills and gifts to the cause of shepherding the flock God entrusted to them. However, in many churches today the principle of plurality in leadership is often misunderstood, mistakenly applied, or completely ignored.

Dave Harvey encourages church leaders to prioritize plurality for the surprising ways that it helps churches to flourish. This book not only builds a compelling case for churches to adopt and maintain biblical elder pluralities guided by solid leadership but also supplies practical tools to help elders work together for transformation.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sam Storms

Introduction: Why a Book on Plurality?

Part 1: Building a Plurality

Chapter 1: A Plurality Primer

Chapter 2: The Case for a “First among Equals”

Chapter 3: Dressing for Leadership Storms: Five Hats Senior Pastors Wear

Chapter 4: Counterfeit Pluralities

Part 2: Thriving as a Plurality

Chapter 5: Building a Culture of Care and Accountability

Chapter 6: Acknowledging and Sharing Power

Chapter 7: The Plurality Tune-Up

Chapter 8: The Joy-Boosting Delight of Shared Ministry

Appendix 1: Elders, Care for Your Senior Pastor

Appendix 2: Your Wife Is Not Your Plurality: How Much Should a Pastor Tell His Wife?

Appendix 3: What’s the Best Way for a Pastor to Negotiate His Salary?

Appendix 4: Term Limits for Elders? (Jeff Robinson)

A companion study guide is also available available for download.

ENDORSEMENTS

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“The Plurality Principle will be of great help to any church eldership seeking to lead and care for the people entrusted to them. Dave Harvey has zeroed in on the key principles and has put very useful feet to them. This book will serve our eldering deliberations in the years ahead.” -Mike Bullmore, Senior Pastor, CrossWay Community Church, Bristol, Wisconsin

“Being a pastor or elder is no small task. That’s why I’ve found Dave Harvey’s book so helpful. With a compelling vision and clear manner, Harvey makes the practice of developing a healthy plurality of elders both understandable and desirable. If you are planting or leading a local church and you want to see a healthy church last far beyond your leadership, pick up and implement this book. It may be the most humbling thing you will ever do, but also the strongest way you will ever lead.” -Jeremy Writebol, Lead Campus Pastor, Woodside Bible Church, Plymouth, Michigan

Dave Harvey (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the president of Great Commission Collective, a church-planting ministry. Dave pastored for thirty-three years, founded AmICalled.com, and travels widely across networks and denominations as a popular conference speaker. He is the author of When Sinners Say “I Do”; I Still Do!; Am I Called?; and Rescuing Ambition; and coauthor of Letting Go. Dave and his wife, Kimm, live in southwest Florida. He also writes at RevDaveHarvey.com, and you can follow him on Twitter.

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JOHN CALVIN: For a New Reformation
Edited by Derek W. H. Thomas, John W. Tweeddale, Afterword by R. C. Sproul

More than 500 years ago, 16th-century Reformer John Calvin was born—a theologian whose teachings set the stage for reformation of the church around the world. The modern world is in continual need of his Christ-exalting doctrine and vision of the Christian life. In 20 essays by leading Reformed pastors and scholars, this primer explores Calvin’s life, teaching, and legacy for a new generation. This book is a clarion call to Christians everywhere to take seriously the ongoing need of theological reformation across the globe.

“Thomas and Tweeddale have brought together an impressive team of sympathetic scholars to provide us with this wonderful in-depth exposition of many important aspects of Calvin’s life and teaching. The contributors to John Calvin not only highlight but also understand the profound contemporary relevance of his theological and pastoral emphases. Here is a genuine Calvinian treat! May it encourage twenty-first-century pastors and teachers—indeed, all serious Christians—to think, worship, serve, and live in the kind of dependence on God and confidence in his word that Calvin so courageously exhibited in his day.” --Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“John Calvin: For a New Reformation bears witness to the vastly significant contributions made by the famous French Reformer, pastor, and theologian. Not only have the editors assigned topics that represent the many foci of Calvin’s thought—and they are great in both number and quality—but they have also chosen widely respected authorities to write on them. In addition, they have allotted to them a generous page limit to explore the topics in depth. This volume will whet the appetite of those who are in the initial stages of exploring Calvin and will also satisfy those who have long studied the legacy of Reformed thought.” --W. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface by Derek W. H. Thomas and John W. Tweeddale

Abbreviations

PART ONE: The Life and Work of John Calvin

1. The Young Calvin by Michael A. G. Haykin

2. The Call to Geneva and the Struggle for Orthodoxy by Stephen J. Nichols

3. Calvin the Pastor by David B. Calhoun

4. Calvin and the Consistory by Douglas F. Kelly

5. Calvin and Friends by W. Robert Godfrey

6. The Expository Pulpit of John Calvin by Steven J. Lawson

7. The Development of the Institutes from 1536 to 1559 by Derek W. H. Thomas

PART TWO: The Teaching of John Calvin

8. The Divinity and Authority of Scripture by K. Scott Oliphint

9. Creation and Humanity by J. V. Fesko

10. The Providence of God by Burk Parsons

11. The Law of God by Guy Prentiss Waters

12. The Person and Work of Christ by Paul Wells

13. The Holy Spirit by Joel R. Beeke

14. The Christian Life by Edward Donnelly

15. Knowing God through Adversity by Derek W. H. Thomas

16. Predestination by Paul Helm

17. The Church as Mother by John W. Tweeddale

18. The Sacraments by Keith A. Mathison

19. God’s Preservation of His Saints by Robert A. Peterson

20. The Last Things by Cornelis P. Venema

Afterword by R. C. Sproul

Appendix: Reading Calvin and His Interpreters

John W. Tweeddale

Contributors

General Index

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CREATED TO DRAW NEAR: Our Life as God's Royal Priests
Edward T. Welch

You are a royal priest.

That Reality Will Change Your Life

Human beings are wired for connection. We long for deep relationships and real intimacy—both of which reflect our fundamental desire to be close to God. But all too often, whether because of our sin or our failures, we imagine that God prefers to keep his distance.

In this book, Edward T. Welch shows us the purpose for which we were created: to be brought near to God as a kingdom of priests. He traces the priestly identity throughout the entire Bible, showing us how holiness leads to closeness to God. Through the blood of Jesus, God extends his invitation for all to draw near with open arms. And in his presence, we discover what it means to be truly human: known, unashamed, and wise, full of meaning, purpose, and abundant life.

“‘You are a royal priest. That reality will change how you live.’ With this huge claim, Ed Welch introduces Created to Draw Near. I wanted to be persuaded, but I was doubtful. My doubts have now been blown away. How did I not see the significance and influence of this truth before? This book will indeed change the way you live by changing your view of God, yourself, and the gospel.” --David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“You have your grace books and your older holiness books. At times, they exist in two different worlds. Not for Ed Welch. In a book full of rich insights that link the Old and New Testaments, Welch paints a picture of holiness and intimacy with God that makes you want to be holy. He widens our view of holiness, working to craft it into a vision of beauty. You’ll want to obey after reading this book.” --Paul E. Miller, author, A Praying Life and J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life

“I treasure Ed Welch’s writings. I don’t know another counselor who can write a book like this—Ed has built for us a rich biblical theology of God’s presence. Created to Draw Near helped me to understand my Old Testament better, and it grew my love for Jesus as Savior and High Priest of my soul.” --Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; author, The Pastor and Counseling and She’s Got the Wrong Guy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Longing for Closeness

PART 1: OUR PAST

Eden

1. In the Garden of God

2. In God’s Image

3. Not Yet Dressed

4. Discern Right from Wrong

5. An Intruder

6. Discernment Lost

7. Life Outside the Most Holy Place

Israel

8. Sanctuaries and Ladders

9. Jacob

10. Moses

11. A Nation of Priests

12. Holy

13. A Meal with God

14. In God’s House

15. Priests Clothed

16. Job Descriptions

17. Priests at Work

18. “Be Holy as I Am Holy”

19. In God’s Courtroom

20. A Tumultuous Interlude

PART 2: JESUS OUR TABERNACLE

21. The Holy One Descends

22. Jesus our Passover Lamb

23. Interrupted by a Wedding

24. Jesus the Temple

25. Jesus the High Priest

26. Believe

27. Descending Further

28. The Lamb Slain

29. Jesus Ascends, the Spirit Descends

PART 3: ALMOST TRULY HUMAN

30. Priests in Plain Clothes

31. Priests Descend and Ascend

32. Saints

33. Shining Faces

34. Living Stones, Flowing Fountains

35. Enter In

36. Be Sent Out

37. Walking Uphill

38. The High Priest Prays for You

Epilogue

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has been counseling for more than 35 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include When People Are Big and God Is Small, Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction, Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest, Shame Interrupted, and Side by Side. He blogs regularly at CCEF.org.

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CHRISTIAN ETHICS: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning
WAYNE GRUDEM

What does the Bible teach about how to live in today’s world?

Best-selling author and professor Wayne Grudem distills over forty years of teaching experience into a single volume aimed at helping readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues, including wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, telling the truth, knowing God’s will, understanding Old Testament laws, and more.

“Insightful, encyclopedic, biblical, and distinctively evangelical, this new book from Wayne Grudem is a massive contribution to Christian ethics. It will stand as one of the most important and definitive works of this generation. Readers should engage it chapter by chapter, and then keep it close at hand for continuing consultation.” --R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Wayne Grudem and I have always been on the same page, both in theology and in theological method. Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning has all the excellent features of his Systematic Theology: biblical fidelity, comprehensiveness, clarity, practical application, and interaction with other writers. His exhortations drive the reader to worship the triune God. I hope the book gets the wide distribution and enthusiastic response that it deserves.” --John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary

“Wayne Grudem is a master at cutting into meaty intellectual topics, seasoning them, and serving them up in flavorful, bite-sized morsels for the ordinary person to savor and digest. Don’t let the size of this book deter you! This rich feast will help you figure out what the Bible says about how to live today. Dig in. Taste the wisdom that is sweeter than honey. Eat from the bread that will bring health to your spirit and life to your bones.” --Mary A. Kassian, author, Girls Gone Wise

“This nearly exhaustive treatment of Christian ethics is destined to become the standard evangelical text for many years to come. It is wide-ranging, thoughtful, and unafraid to engage with controversial issues and with those who take a different approach. Regardless of whether one can side with Grudem on each topic, all of us can benefit immensely from his lucid presentation. There is hardly an ethical issue he doesn’t address, and I will be consulting his work regularly for wisdom and guidance on a variety of matters that the church faces in a morally decadent and confused world. Highly recommended!” --Sam Storms, Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abbreviations

Illustrations

Preface

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

1. Introduction to Christian Ethics

2. The Ultimate Basis for Ethics: The Moral Character of God

3. Our Source of Ethical Standards: The Bible

4. The Goal of Ethics: Living for the Glory of God

5. The Joys and Blessings of Obedience to God and the Harmful Consequences of Sin

6. How to Know God’s Will: Factors to Consider in Making Ethical Decisions

7. Christians Will Never Have to Choose the “Lesser Sin”

8. How Should Christians Use the Old Testament for Ethical Guidance?

PART 2: PROTECTING GOD'S HONOR

“You shall have no other gods before me.”

9. No Other Gods

10. No Carved Images

11. Purity of Speech

12. Lying and Telling the Truth

13. The Sabbath Commandment

Part 3: Protecting Human Authority

“Honor your father and your mother.”

14. Authority of Parents

15. Equality and Leadership in Marriage

16. Civil Government

17. Other Authorities

Part 4: Protecting Human Life

“You shall not murder.”

18. Capital Punishment

19. War

20. Self-Defense

21. Abortion

22. Euthanasia

23. Suicide

24. Aging and Death

25. Racial Discrimination

26. Health

27. Alcohol and Drugs

Part 5: Protecting Marriage

“You shall not commit adultery.”

28. Marriage

29. Birth Control

30. Infertility, Reproductive Technology, and Adoption

31. Pornography

32. Divorce and Remarriage

33. Homosexuality and Transgenderism

Part 6: Protecting Property

“You shall not steal.”

34. Property: The Goodness and Necessity of Private Ownership of Property

35. Work, Rest, Vacations, and Retirement

36. Increasing Prosperity: Is More Prosperity a Good Thing?

37. Poverty and Wealth

38. Personal Financial Stewardship

39. Borrowing, Lending, and the Question of Debt

40. Business Ethics

41. Stewardship of the Environment

Part 7: Protecting Purity of Heart

“You shall not covet.”

42. Purity of Heart

Appendix A: Should We Move Beyond the New Testament to a Better Ethic? An Analysis of William J. Webb's Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis

Appendix B: Scripture Versions Cited

Glossary

Name Index

Hymn Index

Scripture Index

Subject Index

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THE HEART OF ANGER: How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our Understanding and Experience
Christopher Ash & Steve Midgley

How should Christians understand anger, evaluate it, and respond for good?

We all struggle with anger at times: Our plans suddenly fall through, we lose a prized possession, or our reputation is called into question. More often than not, when anger knocks at the doors of our hearts we easily allow it to take over. But what if getting to the heart of our anger also reveals the way to transform it?

Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley address this question by bringing to bear what the whole Bible has to say about sinful anger—revealing that anger is the sinful response when something we value more than God is taken away or threatened. They reflect on biblical portraits of human anger, God’s righteous anger, and how only the gospel of Jesus Christ brings true freedom—transforming a heart of anger into a heart filled with the love of God.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Anger and Why It Matters

Part 1: Biblical Portraits of Human Anger

Chapter 1: Anger and the Human Heart

Chapter 2: Getting to the Heart of Anger

Chapter 3: Anger and Harm

Chapter 4: Anger and Power

Chapter 5: Anger and Self-Righteousness

Chapter 6: Anger and Pride

Chapter 7: Anger and the Crowd

Chapter 8: Using Others to Serve our Angry Madness

Chapter 9: Righteous Anger?

Part 2: Leave Room for an Angry God

Chapter 10: The Anger of God Is Good

Chapter 11: The Anger of God Is Evident

Chapter 12: The Anger of God Is a Jealous Love

Chapter 13: The Anger of God Is Slow but Sure

Chapter 14: The Anger of God Is Revealed in Jesus

Chapter 15: Leave Room for an Angry God

Part 3: First Steps in Defusing Human Anger

Chapter 16: Contrast Our Own Anger with His in the Matter of Knowledge

Chapter 17: Expose the Agenda behind Our Anger: An Example from Parenting

Chapter 18: Feeling Mad: Uncovering the Emotions Hiding Beneath

Part 4: Find Joy in the Peace of Christ

Chapter 19: New Desires in Christ

Chapter 20: A New Crowd in Christ

Chapter 21: A New Peace in Christ

Chapter 22: A New Power in Christ

Chapter 23: A New Humbling from Christ

Chapter 24: A New Love from Christ

Chapter 25: Learn Wisdom in Christ

Acknowledgments

Appendix 1: A Checklist for Our Anger

Appendix 2: A Devotional Response to Our Anger

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“I found myself jotting down quote after quote as I read through this book filled with so much insight into the Scriptures, as well as insight into human behavior. Then I came to the question, ‘What can Christ do for our anger that anger management courses cannot?’ and in the pages that followed, I realized I had just struck gold—gospel hope for those who recognize the damage anger is doing in their lives and relationships and their need of a source outside themselves to deal with it.” -Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden

“This book meets a real need. It gives us a warm, biblical, easily accessible treatment of one of those sins that causes great havoc but is rarely given serious attention. Most of us have suffered the anger of others at one point or another, and most of us can remember times when we failed and lashed out at others. We need to hear what the whole of the Bible has to say about anger, to distinguish between our self-centered anger and God’s righteous anger, and to learn strategies to deal with anger in all its forms. Above all, after reading this book, do take the time to work through the immensely practical and helpful appendixes.” -Mark D. Thompson, Principal, Moore Theological College

“Imagine being more skillful, less reactive, and humble in the face of your own anger or the anger of others. Imagine how many relationships could find peace and avoid prolonged wars. The Heart of Anger guides you there. It is gentle and clear, thorough and hopeful. The illustrations will have you saying, ‘That’s me.’ And it will give you direction today.” -Ed Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

“Ash and Midgley have served Christ’s church well by treating the subject of anger in a way that is biblically robust and centered on issues of the heart. In addition to learning much about Scripture’s emphasis on the role of the inner person in effecting lasting change, readers will also realize the delightful alternative of finding joy and satisfaction in the gospel. Pastors, biblical counselors, and all followers of Christ should have this book on their shelves and these concepts in their hearts and lives.”

Steve Viars, Senior Pastor, Faith Church, Lafayette, Indiana; Director, Faith Legacy Foundation; author, Putting Your Past in Its Place

“Anger, with all its complexity, is still devastatingly simple. This book captures this paradox perfectly. It describes the multiple factors at play in the heart of a person experiencing anger, and it does so with biblical depth and clarity. An excellent guide to the heart of a person’s anger.” -Jeremy Pierre, Dean of Students, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“What does the Bible say about anger? Not only do Steve Midgley and Christopher Ash answer this question exhaustively, but they convincingly gather Scripture’s teaching on anger into four accessible core categories. The Heart of Anger is written with pastoral sensitivity, full of personal examples and case studies, and climaxes with a moving description of anger’s antidote: the humility only the gospel of Christ can provide. In addition, Midgley and Ash offer a refreshing insight into the way that listening to Scripture connects us to that humility. In short, The Heart of Anger richly and biblically captures our struggle and our hope in the face of the pandemic of prideful anger that has infected us all since the garden.” -J. Alasdair Groves, Executive Director, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation; coauthor, Untangling Emotions

“Anger is a universal human experience and one that often catches us by surprise. Why are we so angry? In this Scripture-saturated book, Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley help us discern what underlies the many manifestations of our anger, while charting a gospel-centered course for change. What difference does Christ make in our struggle with anger? ‘All the difference in the world,’ say Ash and Midgley. And that is good news indeed for angry folk like you and me!” -Michael R. Emlet, Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation; author, CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet and Descriptions and Prescriptions

“Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley have written a book on anger that is honest, engaging, convicting, and packed with biblical wisdom. I highly recommend it for Christians who want to understand their heart and Jesus’s heart for them in their own struggle with anger.” -Darby Strickland, Counselor and Teacher, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation; author, Is It Abuse?

“The Heart of Anger brings together the overlapping realities of our personal anger, the anger of God, and the anger of others, then examines them through the lens of Scripture. Steve Midgley and Christopher Ash don’t merely pass along information gleaned from their study; they share what God’s word has to say about these overlapping realities in ways that transform lives. Readers will be equipped to walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord in regard to anger and help others to do likewise.” -Curtis Solomon, Executive Director, Biblical Counseling Coalition

“Using biblical and modern case studies, Steve Midgley and Christopher Ash show us the devastation that anger causes due to selfish desires. At the heart of anger is a desire to be God, with his knowledge and sovereignty. That sword cuts deeply into all we hold dear. In contrast, the authors show us the righteous anger and steadfast love of the Lord. Knowing Jesus brings us a change of heart, with new desires. Scripture is skillfully applied in specific, practical ways, modeling how to sheath the sword of anger and brandish love and humility instead. Biblical counselors will find true hope for themselves and their counselees here in understanding anger, relationships, and new creation in the Lord.” -Cecelia Bernhardt, Faculty and Director of Counseling, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

AUTHORS

Christopher Ash is writer in residence at Tyndale House in Cambridge and a full-time preacher, speaker, and writer. He previously served as the director of the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course and as a minister and church planter. He and his wife, Carolyn, are members of St. Andrew the Great Church in Cambridge, and have four children and seven grandchildren.

Steve Midgley is senior minister of Christ Church Cambridge and executive director of Biblical Counselling UK. Steve is a conference speaker, a board member for the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, and a lecturer on biblical counseling at Oak Hill Theological College in London. He and his wife, Beth, have three adult children.

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COVENANT THEOLOGY: Biblical, Theological, and Historical Perspectives
Edited by Guy Prentiss Waters, J. Nicholas Reid, John R. Muether, Foreword by Ligon Duncan, Afterword by Kevin DeYoung, Contributions by Miles V. Van Pelt, John D. Wilson, Michael J. Kruger, O. Palmer Robertson, Richard P. Belcher Jr.,

"Covenant theology sets the gospel in the context of God's eternal plan of communion with his people and its historical outworking in the covenants of works and grace." —Ligon Duncan

Just as two bookends hold together a row of books, the covenant of works and the covenant of grace hold together the storyline of Scripture. Join a host of twenty-six scholars, including O. Palmer Robertson, Michael J. Kruger, and Scott R. Swain, as they explore how the concept of covenant is clearly taught in Scripture and how it lays the foundation for other doctrines of salvation. This monumental work is Trinitarian, eschatological, historical, confessional, and practical, presenting readers with a great hope and consolation: the covenant-making God is a covenant-keeping God.

Table of Contents

Foreword (J. Ligon Duncan III)

Introduction (Guy Prentiss Waters, J. Nicholas Reid, and John R. Muether)

Part 1: Biblical Covenants

1. The Covenant of Redemption (Guy M. Richard)

2. The Covenant of Works in the Old Testament (Richard P. Belcher Jr.)

3. The Covenant of Works in the New Testament (Guy Prentiss Waters)

4. Adam and the Beginning of the Covenant of Grace (John D. Currid)

5. The Noahic Covenant of the Covenant of Grace (Miles V. Van Pelt)

6. The Abrahamic Covenant (John Scott Redd)

7. The Mosaic Covenant (J. Nicholas Reid)

8. The Davidic Covenant (Richard P. Belcher Jr.)

9. The New Covenant as Promised in the Major Prophets (Michael G. McKelvey)

10. Covenant in the Gospels (Michael J. Kruger)

11. Covenant in Paul (Guy Prentiss Waters)

12. Covenant in Hebrews (Robert J. Cara)

13. Covenant in the Johannine Epistles and Revelation (Gregory R. Lanier)

Part 2: Historical Theology

14. Covenant in the Early Church (J. Ligon Duncan III)

15. Covenant in Medieval Theology (Douglas F. Kelly)

16. Covenant in Reformation Theology (Howard Griffith)

17. Post-Reformation Developments (D. Blair Smith)

18. Covenant Theology in the Dutch Reformed Tradition (Bruce P. Baugus)

19. Covenant Theology in Barth and the Torrances (Mark I. McDowell)

20. Covenant in Recent Theology (Michael Allen)

Part 3: Collateral and Theological Studies

21. Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds to Covenants (J. Nicholas Reid)

22. Covenant and Second Temple Judaism (Peter Y. Lee)

23. Covenant in Contemporary New Testament Scholarship (Benjamin L. Gladd)

24. Israel and the Nations in God's Covenants (O. Palmer Robertson)

25. Dispensationalism (Michael J. Glodo)

26. New Covenant Theologies (Scott R. Swain)

27. Covenant, Assurance, and the Sacraments (Derek W. H. Thomas)

Afterword: Why Covenant Theology? (Kevin DeYoung)

An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Reflection on the Covenant (John R. Muether)

Format: Printed Caseside

Page Count: 672

Size: 7.0 in x 10.0 in

Weight: 46.76 ounces

ISBN-10: 1-4335-6003-8

ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6003-3

Published: October 27, 2020

ENDORSEMENTS

“It has been said that Reformed theology is covenant theology, for covenant is not merely a doctrine or theme in the Bible but is the principle that structures all its revelation. Robert Rollock said, ‘God speaks nothing to man without the covenant.’ Therefore, it is a delight to see this amazing scholarly collaboration by the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary, which will surely prove to be a sourcebook for future studies of Reformed covenant theology. Here is a gold mine of biblical and historical studies by trusted pastor-theologians of Christ’s church.” —Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; author, Reformed Preaching; coauthor, Reformed Systematic Theology

“The revived interest in covenant theology has sparked rich insights and lively debate. Representing a variety of views and specialties, and united by biblical fidelity and rigorous scholarship, Covenant Theology is a very impressive and welcome collection.” —Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Covenant Theology is a gift to the church, a grand account of covenant in Scripture and in Christian theology. This work is scholarly and readable, rigorous and complete. Every chapter is thorough, whether it gathers data on familiar themes or explores new territory. The contributors and editors have presented a resource that pastors and scholars will draw from for many years.” —Daniel Doriani, Vice President at Large and Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary

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WHEN PAIN IS REAL AND GOD SEEMS SILENT: Finding Hope in the Psalms
Ligon Duncan with Foreword by Mark Dever

"In the midst of our suffering we need a wake-up call to the truth that God’s steadfast love never ceases.” —Dave Furman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church of Dubai; author, Being There and Kiss the Wave

Are you feeling despondent, depressed, or discouraged? When we encounter severe trials and suffering, we are often tempted to think

that our situation is somehow out of God’s hands. In these dark times, God seems silent, and we feel isolated, confused, and alone. Everyone experiences suffering; even the biblical writers expressed anguish at times. This emotion is clearly captured in the Psalms. Through these brief meditations on Psalms 88 and 89, Ligon Duncan shows us how to respond to our own suffering with the assurance of our heavenly Father’s mercy, which sustains us even in the darkest circumstances.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Mark Dever

1 Psalm 88

2 Psalm 89

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

“The Bible is strikingly candid about human suffering, including the vexing reality that God’s own people suffer—and often suffer excruciatingly and lastingly. Where do we find help? Ligon Duncan, one of the most faithful Christian teachers of our time, takes us deeply into the Psalms in a book that will be of great encouragement to all believers. I am so thankful for Ligon Duncan’s devotion to God’s word and the care of souls. Read this book, and you will understand why.” -R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Here is a book that is short enough for the person who is gripped by suffering to actually read and yet rich enough to meet that individual’s need for perspective and hope in the darkest of times.” - Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow

“Ligon Duncan shows us beautifully how, even in our deepest despair, we can have hope in God. We can run to him because he cares and understands. Through this book, Duncan continually lifts our gaze and reminds us that no matter our circumstances, our great God is sympathetic, sovereign, and sufficient. Read this book for yourself, or make it a gift to those struggling in their suffering. Here’s the truth: You are not alone. The Lord knows, and he hears.” -Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky

“Psalms of lament are missing in the church and in most believers’ prayers. Ligon Duncan helps us recover this historic language in his careful and thoughtful examination of these two important psalms. Overflowing with pastoral instinct, rich exposition, and helpful application, this short book on Psalms 88 and 89 is long overdue.” -Mark Vroegop, Lead Pastor, College Park Church, Indianapolis; author, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament

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WHO IS JESUS? The Book and Study Guide
GREG GILBERT with Foreword by Trip Lee

A famed historian once noted that, regardless of what you think of him personally, Jesus Christ stands as the central figure in the history of Western civilization. A man violently rejected by some and passionately worshipped by others, Jesus remains as polarizing as ever. But most people still know very little about who he really was, why he was really here, or what he really claimed.

Intended as a succinct introduction to Jesus’s life, words, and enduring significance, Who Is Jesus? offers non-Christians and new Christians alike a compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, this book encourages readers to carefully consider the history-shaping life and extraordinary teachings of the greatest man who ever lived.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Trip Lee

What Do You Think?

An Extraordinary Man, and Then Some

King of Israel, King of Kings

The Great “I AM”...

...Is One of Us

The Triumph of the Last Adam

Lamb of God, Sacrifice for Man

Resurrected and Reigning Lord

A Final Word: Who Do You Say He Is?

“Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do you say I am?’ It’s a question each of us must answer. In a wonderfully readable and succinct manner, Greg Gilbert mines the pages of Scripture to consider the truth of Christ’s claims about himself. This is essential reading for the Christian and the seeker.” -Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

“Greg’s greatest asset is his ability to make profound things simple. As his book What Is the Gospel? helps us distinguish the true gospel from the false, so Who Is Jesus? helps us distinguish Christ as he presents himself from how we have remade him.” -J. D. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; author, Not God Enough; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

“Clearly Christian, but more than polite and respectful to the skeptic, this book helps you consider Jesus carefully. Gilbert throws fresh light upon familiar scenes, joining facts with their significance. It is artful, yet plain and full of beautiful biblical theology. Here is an invitation to you the reader to come to know Jesus yourself.” -Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“This book does two things at once. It credibly places Jesus in the context of his own times, and shows why he cannot responsibly be left there. It is for those who have never thought about Jesus as well as those who think they know him all too well.” -Timothy George, Distinguished Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“This little book will be a great tool for introducing people, including the athletes I coach, to the most amazing person who ever lived!” -Coach Ron Brown, University of Nebraska

“I am always looking for a short and clear book on the life of Jesus that I can put into the hands of someone wanting to truly know who he is and what he did. I now have it in Who Is Jesus? Greg Gilbert is right: ‘The story of Jesus is not the story of a good man. It is the story of a claimant to the throne.’ Consider the evidence presented in this work and see where it takes you.” -Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

AUTHOR

Greg Gilbert (MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of What Is the Gospel?; James: A 12-Week Study; and Who Is Jesus?; and is the coauthor (with Kevin DeYoung) of What Is the Mission of the Church? Greg and his wife, Moriah, have three children.

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IN MY PLACE CONDEMNED HE STOOD: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement
J.I. PACKER & MARK DEVER

An important anthology that reaffirms the classic doctrine of substitutionary atonement and counters the ongoing attacks against it.

If ever there was a time and a need for an enthusiastic reaffirmation of the biblical doctrine of substitutionary atonement, it is now. With this foundational tenet under widespread attack, J. I. Packer and Mark Dever's anthology plays an important role, issuing a clarion call to readers to stand firm in the truth.

In My Place Condemned He Stood combines three classic articles by Packer-"The Heart of the Gospel"; his Tyndale Biblical Theology Lecture, "What Did the Cross Achieve"; and his introductory essay to John Owen's The Death of Death in the Death of Christ-with Dever's recent article, "Nothing but the Blood." It also features a foreword by the four principals of Together for the Gospel: Dever, Ligon Duncan, C. J. Mahaney, and Al Mohler. Thoughtful readers looking for a compact classic on this increasingly controversial doctrine need look no farther than this penetrating volume.

"Here is vintage J. I. Packer accompanied by some younger friends. The magisterial but too-little-known essay 'What Did the Cross Achieve?' is itself worth the price of the whole book. And there is much more besides. Here, then, are gospel riches, and In My Place Condemned He Stood marks the spot where the buried treasure lies. Start digging!" - Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

"This book contains some of the finest essays that have ever been written on the death of Christ." -David F. Wells, Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; author, The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth-Lovers, Marketers and Emergents in the Postmodern World

"Writing with the precision of learned theologians and the passion of forgiven sinners, J. I. Packer and Mark Dever explain the meaning of atonement, substitution, and propitiation-not just as words, but as saving benefits we can only receive from a crucified Savior." -Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

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GRACE DEFINED AND DEFENDED: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God
Kevin DeYoung

“DeYoung brings an event from four hundred years ago right back into the present needs of the church and of theology.” —Herman Selderhuis, Professor of Church History, Theological University Apeldoorn; Director, Refo500

Grace Is Too Precious a Doctrine to Settle for Vague Generalities

Grace—a doctrine central to the gospel—ought to be clearly defined so it can be celebrated, relished, and consistently defended.

In this book, Kevin DeYoung leads us back to the Canons of Dort, a seventeenth-century document originally written to precisely and faithfully define this precious doctrine.

The Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to the precise nature of God’s supernatural, sovereign, redeeming, resurrecting grace—when so many people settle for vague generalities that water down the truth.

In three concise sections—covering history, theology, and practical application— DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort’s place in the Christian faith today.

“Though many Reformed Christians talk about TULIP, too often they neglect the rich soil from which that flower springs: the Canons of Dort. Yet this historic statement of faith abounds with biblical truth wisely designed to encourage love for the triune God and evangelism of the lost. DeYoung’s brief exposition of the canons is ideal for personal study, doctrine classes, and small groups that aim to better understand the controversy over Arminianism and why the Reformed doctrine of salvation by grace alone leads us to live for the glory of God alone.” —Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; author, Reformed Preaching; coauthor, Reformed Systematic Theology



“Why would a finger-on-the-pulse, contemporary pastor-theologian like Kevin DeYoung take us on a journey four hundred years into the past to a place few of us could locate on a map to meet people whose names we are unable to pronounce? And why should we join him? I can think of at least three reasons. As twenty-first-century Christians we need to (1) remember that ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’; (2) meet believers who thought deeply and cared passionately about the glory of God in the gospel; and (3) put roots into nourishing theological soil that will give clarity to our thinking, create stability in our living, and put doxology into our serving. Grace Defined and Defended helps us to do all three.” —Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries



“DeYoung manages to bring an event from four hundred years ago right back into the present needs of the church and of theology, with clear style, solid theological insights, pastoral tone, and helpful clarification of difficult but biblical notions. This is a book that helps us understand that Dort certainly is not just history and we must keep working with its message.” —Herman Selderhuis, President, Theological University Apeldoorn, the Netherlands; Director, Refo500; President, Reformation Research Consortium



“I am so encouraged to see a book on the Canons of Dort—not only because it explores the finely tuned confession of Reformed thinking but also because it highlights the precision of biblical fidelity. DeYoung’s concise summary of this catechism’s emphasis on the doctrines of grace is so vitally needed in our late-modern culture, which tends to prioritize emotional reasoning over thoughtful reflection. This book is a clarion call for all Christians to avoid cognitive distortions and to root their lives in a historic, confessional faith that is both biblically and theologically faithful to the Scriptures.” —Stephen T. Um, Senior Minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church of Boston; author, Micah For You



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: In Praise of Precision

1. God's Purpose and Good Pleasure in Predestination: The First Main Point of Doctrine

2. Redemption Accomplished and Applied: The Second Main Point of Doctrine

3. Human Corruption, Divine Conversion: The Third and Fourth Main Points of Doctrine

4. He Who Began a Good Work Will Bring It to Completion: The Fifth Main Point of Doctrine

Appendix 1: Rejection of the Errors by Which the Dutch Churches Have for Some Time Been Disturbed

Appendix 2: Conclusion: Rejection of False Accusations

Appendix 3: The Opinions of the Remonstrants (1618)

Appendix 4: Scripture Proofs in the Canons of Dort

General Index

Scripture Index

Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He serves as board chairman of the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have nine children.

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SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
ROBERT LETHAM

This comprehensive systematic theology by respected theologian Robert Letham covers the whole field of Reformed Christian doctrine from biblical, historical, and theological angles.

Letham begins with God’s ultimate self-revelation as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in indivisible union, continuing on with the works of God in creation, providence, and grace. He draws deeply from Scripture and important voices from the church to provide a clear and concise articulation of the Reformed faith. He also addresses current issues such as feminism, charismatic gifts, sexual ethics, environmentalism, other religions, the nature of truth, and civil liberties. Each chapter is followed by discussion questions, with a glossary of terms included at the end.

This work grounds theological understanding and practice in the life and ministry of the church, accessible to pastors, students, scholars, and anyone who desires to understand, believe, and live scriptural doctrine more fully.

“In this impressive systematic theology, Robert Letham sets before us the ripe fruit of a long career of devoted scholarship. He does so with clarity, confidence, and thoughtful judgment. The result is an elixir drawn from Scripture into which he has carefully stirred ingredients from Patristic orthodoxy, medieval theology, and Reformation and post-Reformation confessionalism. These are judiciously mixed by a theologian conscious that he is writing for the twenty-first century. Systematic Theology is Letham’s personal bequest to the church of Jesus Christ. A magnum opus indeed—which students, ministers, and scholars will find to be a real stimulation to their theological taste buds!” -Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“This is a first-class volume, impressively erudite, yet eminently readable. Scrupulously biblical, but at the same time recognizing the value of Christian tradition, it draws extensively, but judiciously, on the insights of the early church fathers, the Reformed confessions, and federal theology, while remaining in constant dialogue with the world of contemporary theological scholarship. The overall organization reflects Letham’s independence of judgment, and the end product is not only a Reformed systematic theology of enduring value but also an encyclopedic reference work for both historical and systematic theology. Unsurpassed in its field.” -Donald MacLeod, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Edinburgh Theological Seminary; author, A Faith to Live By and The Person of Christ

“Robert Letham has blessed us with a systematic theology that is sure to stimulate reflection, discussion, and deeper understanding of both the Holy Scriptures and the church’s interpretations of them to formulate its theology over the last two millennia. One does not need to agree with every detail of Letham’s magnum opus to realize that here is a treasure house of Christian wisdom on the whole counsel of God that will inform your mind and move your heart and affections to serve your Savior and Lord more single-mindedly and zealously than ever before.” -Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; author, Reformed Preaching; coauthor, Reformed Systematic Theology

“Robert Letham writes systematic theology as it should be written. His work is marked by a careful dialogue between the Bible and the great creedal and confessional traditions of the church, always aided and abetted by a panoply of great theologians from the past and the present. This work is marked by clarity of thought and ecumenicity of spirit. Here we have the full fruits of a lifetime of thinking theologically.” -Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College

“Robert Letham’s Systematic Theology is located within the great tradition of Christian theology, drawing upon Patristic, medieval, Reformational, and contemporary sources. Letham keeps his focus where it belongs—upon the unfathomable richness of the triune God in his being and works. He expounds difficult topics in simple, concise prose, yet without being simplistic. Where Letham occasionally offers fresh formulations of doctrinal topics, he invariably does so in a way that is respectful toward more traditional treatments. Theologians, students of theology, and church members alike will find Letham’s work a wonderful gift to the church.” -Cornelis P. Venema, President and Professor of Doctrinal Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary; author, Christ and Covenant Theology and Chosen in Christ

“A systematic theology written from a classical Reformed perspective that takes a fresh approach and aims to reach an audience not schooled in the technical terminology of the discipline—it is a tall order, but Robert Letham has triumphed with a text that is both readable and reliable. Not only pastors and students but also ordinary churchgoers will grow in their faith as they study a book with such depth and clarity of vision. A masterpiece.” -Gerald Bray, Research Professor of Divinity, History, and Doctrine, Beeson Divinity School; author, God Is Love and God Has Spoken

“Robert Letham has produced a substantial Reformed systematic theology which is not so much multum in parvo as multum in magno. He starts with the doctrine of God and the Holy Trinity rather than with the necessity and sufficiency of special revelation. In this sense it may be said that he stresses the catholicity of Reformed doctrine and does justice to the place of natural theology in it, reflecting his own Trinitarian expertise. Letham’s style is not only clear but also fair-minded, giving space to alternative views. Letham is good at the big doctrinal pictures and sensitive to the need to drill down at particular points. He judges between central and peripheral issues. He is to be warmly congratulated on this new book.” -Paul Helm, Former Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion, King’s College London

“Robert Letham writes as no novitiate but as one who has given his life to understanding and explaining the Christian faith, addressing not only theologians and pastors but also the intelligent man and woman in the pew. I appreciate his contextualized treatment of topics, particularly his appropriation of historical figures often absent in confessionally Reformed approaches to theology. One may differ with him here or there, but I appreciate what he brings to many difficult matters, offering correctives to certain tendencies that even good Reformed thinkers might indulge. It is good to have one so thoroughly conversant with the history of the church, as well as the Bible, to write a systematic theology that resonates for our times as does this one. I heartily commend this new work to all. Tolle lege!” -Alan D. Strange, Professor of Church History, Mid-America Reformed Seminary; author, The Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church in the Ecclesiology of Charles Hodge and The Imputation of the Active Obedience of Christ in the Westminster Standards

“Robert Letham’s Systematic Theology is the fruit of demanding exegetical work wrapped in a deep appreciation for all the great theology that God has provided for his people through ecumenical creeds and doctrinal standards. It is meant to be faithful to the past and grandly succeeds in that intention. While Letham clearly embeds his theology in properly understood church tradition, he is not afraid to address current theological trends. The text is exceptionally well written, easily comprehended, massively researched, and a drink of cool water for those thirsting for more of God and his word.” -Richard C. Gamble, Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“Systematic Theology tells the story of the gospel and brings it to bear on Christian faith and life. This fresh approach is catholic in its scope and distinctly Reformed in its teaching. It is refreshingly nonpolemic, taking the best of the entire Christian tradition with great charity and deep discernment. The fact that I do not agree with everything in the book is part of what makes studying a systematic theology like this so humbling. We are pilgrims on the path to glory, walking in communion with the triune God and longing to see Christ as he is. Letham’s work persuasively and winsomely helps us along this path.” -Ryan M. McGraw, Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“I enthusiastically welcome the publication of this volume by Robert Letham. Keenly informed by the richness of his own Reformed tradition, Systematic Theology engages the best of Christian thought—Patristic, medieval, Reformation, modern, and contemporary—on a deep and fruitful level. There is nothing parochial about this book; reading it will be a joyous education for students and pastors. It deserves a wide audience among Reformed Christians and beyond.” -William B. Evans, Younts Professor of Bible and Religion, Erskine College; author, Imputation and Impartation and A Companion to the Mercersburg Theology

“Robert Letham writes with a teacher’s knack for illustration, a preacher’s liveliness and warmth, and a scholar’s breadth—all of these in exemplary service to what certain Reformers called ‘prophecy’: the powerful conveyance of the word of God that enlivens and purifies the saints’ worship. Extended throughout these chapters is the doctrine of union with Christ. Letham’s Protestant account of theosis near the end of the volume, articulated as a perfecting of this union, not only culminates his book-long engagement with Eastern Orthodox authors and traditions but also goes a long way in addressing the need felt by many young evangelicals for thicker connection to early-church formulations and writings. Avoiding easy answers at every turn, Letham’s contagious enthusiasm for the simple genius of the Christian tradition will inspire readers to live, believe, and preach Scripture more earnestly and fully.” -Andrew Keuer, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Greek Bible College



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Permissions

Abbreviations

Introduction

Part 1: The Triune God

1. The Revelation of God

2. The Trinity: Biblical Basis

3. The Trinity: Church Formulation

4. The Trinity: Ongoing Questions

5. The Attributes of God

Part 2: The Word of God

6. The Doctrine of Scripture

7. Scripture and Tradition

8. The Interpretation of Scripture

Part 3: The Works of God

9. Creation

10. Providence

Part 4: The Image of God

11. Humanity in Creation

12. Humanity in Covenant

13. Humanity in Sin

Part 5: The Covenant of God

14. Election and the Counsel of Redemption

15. The Covenant of Grace

Part 6: Christ, the Son of God

16. Incarnation: Biblical Teaching

17. Incarnation: Church Formulations

18. Incarnation: Ongoing Questions

19. Christ Our Great High Priest

20. Christ Our King

Part 7: The Spirit of God and the People of God

21. Union with Christ

22. Salvation and the Church

23. The Beginning of the Christian Life: Regeneration and Effectual Calling

24. The Beginning of the Christian Life: Justification

25. The Progress of the Christian Life: Adoption, Assurance, Sanctification

26. The Progress of the Christian Life: The Lord’s Supper and Theosis

27. The Church and Its Offices

Part 8: The Ultimate Purposes of God

28. The Future

29. The Parousia and the Resurrection

30. The Final Judgment and Hell

31. The Life of the World to Come

Appendix 1:Main Interpretations of Genesis 1

Appendix 2: Historic Creeds

Glossary

Bibliography

Name Index

Subject Index

Scripture Index



Robert Letham (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of systematic and historical theology at Union School of Theology. A Presbyterian minister with twenty-five years of pastoral experience, he is the author of books such as The Work of Christ; The Holy Trinity; and Union with Christ, and a range of articles published in encyclopedias and journals.

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Jesus's declaration that Moses wrote of him frames this study of four books of the Pentateuch—Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy—as we discover the many ways that Moses spoke about Christ. Seasoned Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie shows that the Bible's story from beginning to end is the story of the Lamb—the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

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“What happens when you’ve made a mess that you can’t clean up? This is Arlo’s problem, and, as the story unfolds, we realize that it’s the fundamental problem of every human heart. But thankfully, Arlo is not left on his own. A wise mother points Arlo—and his readers—to the source of true cleansing. With its captivating illustrations, accessible language, and engaging plot, Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up will delight young readers and warm the hearts of parents. This book is also fun to read aloud, which is a very good thing because its lesson of repentance and grace is one that we all need to hear again and again.” - Megan Hill, author, Praying Together and A Place to Belong; Editor, The Gospel Coalition

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Betsy Childs Howard (MA, Beeson Divinity School) is an editor for the Gospel Coalition. She is the author of Seasons of Waiting and served as an editor for The New City Catechism. Betsy lives with her husband, Bernard, in Manhattan, where they planted Good Shepherd Anglican Church in 2017.

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Since the days of the early church, Christians have wrestled with the relationship between the law and gospel. If, as the apostle Paul says, salvation is by grace and the law cannot save, what relevance does the law have for Christians today?

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"This book has three things I'm very interested in: eighteenth-century Scottish church history, doctrinal clarity on the gospel, and learning from Sinclair Ferguson. As fascinating as this work is as a piece of historical analysis, it is even more important as a careful biblical and theological guide to the always-relevant controversies surrounding legalism, antinomianism, and assurance. I'm thankful Ferguson has put his scholarly mind and pastoral heart to work on such an important topic." - Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

"This book could not come at a better time or from a better source. Sinclair Ferguson brings to life a very important controversy from the past to shed light on contemporary debates. But 'The Whole Christ' is more than a deeply informed survey of the Marrow Controversy. It is the highest-quality pastoral wisdom and doctrinal reflection on the most central issue in any age." - Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author,Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story

TABLE OF CONTENTS

How a Marrow Grew

Grace in the Gospel

Preparation, Distortion, Poison

Danger! Legalism

The Order of Grace

Suspicious Symptoms

Faces of Antinomianism

Causes and Cures

The Marrow of Assurance

How Assurance of Christ becomes Assurance of Salvation

'Hindrances Strew All the Way'

Conclusion

Appendix: Thomas Boston on Faith

Sinclair B. Fergusoná(PhD, University of Aberdeen)áis professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and the former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia,áSouth Carolina.áHe is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.

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WHEN THE STARS DISAPPEAR: Help and Hope from Stories of Suffering in Scripture
MARK TALBOT

“If you are a Christian who is experiencing suffering—or who is weighed down by the suffering of someone you love—then this book is for you. It offers profound, biblical reflections that do not dodge the hard questions or try to minimize the sometimes overpowering reality of pain and loss.”

—Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College

When suffering overwhelms us, it is easy to despair and even doubt God’s goodness. As the clouds of suffering roll in, we can lose sight of everything but our pain. In these moments, when the stars disappear, we must turn to Scripture to find assurance that God can and will carry us through. In this book, Mark Talbot recounts the suffering of some of the Bible’s greatest saints. They show us what it means to remain faithful and hopeful through life’s darkest times—and thus help us cling to God’s sure promise that he will never leave us or forsake us but will be with us and sustain us until the storms subside and the stars reappear.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

To My Readers

When the Stars Disappear

Suffering Saints: God’s People May Suffer Terribly

Breathing Lessons: How to Survive Great Suffering

The Rest of Their Stories: God’s Steadfast Love for Naomi, Job, and Jeremiah

Epilogue: Living within the Full Christian Story

Acknowledgments

A Reader’s Guide

Notes

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“Talbot’s experience of suffering gives him a heart of empathy for anyone who struggles to understand the hard ways of God. His rigor as a Christian philosopher equips him to voice the most disturbing questions we have about human pain without minimizing their difficulty or giving in to despair. Talbot uses stories from Scripture to offer the clear practical and theological guidance that suffering believers need to move forward in hope. This beautiful book will comfort readers with the assurance that we are never alone in our suffering but sustained by our ever-loving Savior.” -Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

“Books offering palliatives to the problem of pain are ten a penny. But this splendid study is different. It is a careful, spiritual, sensitive treatment that does not shirk the emotional and imaginative dimensions of our lives. More importantly, it has to do with human expectations: Jesus said to his disciples, ‘In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33). Talbot sets a high standard of fidelity to Scripture as he considers three Old Testament figures—Naomi, Job and Jeremiah—and the New Testament passages that follow in that vein. So here Talbot is paying particular attention to suffering and the Christian life. This is not a purely theoretical approach to the issues, though it is very thoughtfully written. The discerning reader will have his appetite whetted for the other studies to follow. Unreservedly recommended.” -Paul Helm, Former Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion, King’s College London

“If you are a Christian who is experiencing suffering—or who is weighed down by the suffering of someone you love—then this book is for you. Talbot—a philosopher-theologian who is also a wheelchair-bound, chronic sufferer—knows what he is talking about. He offers profound, biblical reflections that do not dodge the hard questions or try to minimize the sometimes overpowering reality of pain and loss. When the Stars Disappear is a gift to every Christian who is hoping for a reason to hope.” -Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College

“Through decades of quadriplegia and chronic pain, the Bible has been my source of great comfort and encouragement. And I don’t mean only the Psalms or verses about affliction. For me, it’s been the stories of godly men and women in the Bible who radiate courage and perseverance despite unthinkable suffering. I have learned how to trust God from their examples, even when painful challenges try to drag me down. It’s why I love this new book, When the Stars Disappear. Mark Talbot gives the reader a remarkable study of suffering saints and how their mistakes and victories teach us lessons of endurance. I highly recommend this stellar discussion of true Bible stories that will inspire and refresh your heart!” -Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“When the Stars Disappear leads us through a deep, sobering, and powerful encounter with the depths of suffering experienced by three pivotal Old Testament figures. To those who suffer, it offers new hope, comfort, and insight into how to understand and endure such trials with biblically rooted and wise instruction regarding the indwelling grace of God and the ultimate outcome of our journeys. Talbot’s unique combination of wisdom, pastoral discernment, biblical fluency, and philosophical and theological mastery combines with his long personal experience of suffering to inform this unique work.” -Stanton L. Jones, Provost Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Wheaton College

“Anyone who has suffered, regardless of how much, should read this book. It ministered to me. We are reminded to be honest with God in prayer about how we feel about our suffering by, for example, asking God questions like the suffering psalmists do. But then Talbot places our suffering within Scripture’s overall storyline of creation, fall, redemption, and new creation, reminding us always to try to understand how God is using our suffering to fulfill that storyline. He explains how our suffering helps us better understand our relationship to Christ and his suffering. By continually going to Scripture, he shows us how saints such as Naomi, Job, and Jeremiah worked through their suffering and came to ultimate trust and hope in God about it.” -G. K. Beale, J. Gresham Machen Professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Many and varied are the books that wrestle with suffering and evil, but in his projected four volumes on the subject Mark Talbot has found some fresh approaches. In this first volume he avoids philosophical and abstract questions, but focuses close attention on a handful of people in the Bible who went through suffering. Their suffering was highly diverse: Naomi, Job, Jeremiah, and some of the psalmists. By leading us through their darkest hours, Talbot lends a personal realism to their sorrow while showing that God often provides life-transforming grace to his suffering people in the midst of their pain, rather than simply taking it all away as fast as possible.” -D. A. Carson, Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition

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NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES: Thoughtful and Worshipful Reflections on the Identity and Ministry of Jesus
Sinclair Ferguson and Alistair Begg

Jesus Christ has been given the name above all names, the highest seat of honor, the right to reign and rule. Yet the busyness of our lives and the diversions of this world often distract us from knowing the most important person we could ever know. Perhaps we need some help to see Jesus afresh.

In this thoughtful study and worshipful reflection, two influential pastors draw on decades of pastoral experience in order to guide us through the whole sweep of Scripture and examine seven key qualities of Jesus's identity and ministry:

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'Name above All Names' helps us to see and meditate on the incomparable character of Christ; a spiritual exercise that enables us to readily respond to the exhortations of Scripture, to focus our gaze upon the King of kings, and to better understand just how great Jesus really is.

"No biblical or theological subject captivates my heart and stimulates my mind more than the glory of Christ. One day every knee with bow at the mention of His name. If you want to understand why (and have your won heart humbled, filled with gratitude, and aroused to worship), nourish your soul with this simple yet profound overview of who Jesus is and what He has accomplished." - John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

"As Christians, we find it easy to talk about God's work in our communities and around the world. It's easy to describe our growth in Christ and what we are learning from him. But how many of us simply delight in talking about Jesus? The art of contemplating the loveliness of Christ; and infusing those admirations into everyday conversation; is a dying discipline. But in 'Name above All Names', my friends Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson invite us to meditate afresh on our wonderful savior and all that makes him beautiful and praiseworthy. I highly recommend this remarkable volume!" - Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Sinclair B. Ferguson is the senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.

Alistair Begg served two churches in his native Scotland before answering the call in 1983 to become senior pastor at Parkside Church in suburban Cleveland, OH. A graduate of the London School of Theology, he has written several books and is heard daily on the national radio program Truth For Life.

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FACING THE DEATH OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE
ELISABETH ELLIOT

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Elisabeth Elliot's practical words of comfort will guide others through their sorrow at the time of loss and give them reassurance that their God will never abandon them.

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It’s gone. I could see the yellow-spoked wheel of the spare tire, perched on the back of a 1934 Plymouth , disappear over the hilltop. The car in which I might have gotten a ride home from elementary school on this rainy day had gone and I was left behind.

“It’s gone.” The trainman stood at the only lighted gate in Penn Station. The train had gone, leaving me behind to figure out how on earth I was to make a speaking engagement on Long Island in an hour and a half.

We’ve all experienced the desolation of being left in one way or another. And sooner or later many of us experience the greatest desolation of all: he’s gone. The one who made life what it was for us—who was, in fact, our life.

And we were not ready. Not really prepared at all. We felt, when the fact stared us in the face, “No. Not yet.” For however bravely we may have looked at the possibilities (if we had any warning at all), however calmly we may have talked about them with the one who was about to die (and I had a chance to talk about the high risks with my first husband, and about the human hopelessness of the situation with my second), we are caught short. If we had another week, perhaps, to brace ourselves… a few more days to say what we wanted to say, to do or undo some things, wouldn’t it have been better, easier?

But silent, swift, and implacable the Scythe has swept by, and he is gone, and we are left. We stand bewildered on the sidewalk, on the station platform. Yet, most strangely, that stunning snatching away has changed nothing very much. There is the sunlight lying in patches on the familiar carpet just as it did yesterday. The same dishes stand in the rack to be put away as usual, his razor and comb are on the shelf, his shoes in the closet (O the shoes! Molded in the always recognizable shape of his feet). The mail comes, the phone rings, Wednesday gives way to Thursday and this week to next week, and you have to keep getting up in the morning (“Life must go on, I forget just why,” wrote Edna St. Vincent Millay) and combing your hair (for whom, now?), eating breakfast (remember to get out only one egg now, not three), making the bed (who cares?). You have to meet people who most fervently wish they could pass by on the other side so as not to have to think of something to say. You have to be understanding with their attempts to be understanding, and when they nervously try to steer you away from the one topic you want so desperately to talk about you have to allow yourself to be steered away—for their sakes. You resist the temptation, when they say he’s “passed away,” to say “No, he’s dead, you know.”

After a few months you’ve learned those initial lessons. You begin to say “I” instead of “we” and people have sent their cards and flowers and said the things they ought to say and their lives are going on and so, astonishingly, is yours and you’ve “adjusted” to some of the differences—as if that little mechanical word, a mere tinkering with your routines and emotions, covers the ascent from the pit.

I speak of the “ascent.” I am convinced that every death, of whatever kind, through which we are called to go must lead to a resurrection. This is the core of Christian faith. Death is the end of every life and leads to resurrection, the beginning of every new one. It is a progression, a proper progression, the way things were meant to be, the necessary means of ongoing life. It is supremely important that every bereaved person be helped to see this. The death of the beloved was the beloved’s own death, “a very private personal matter,” Gert Behanna says, “and nobody should ever dare to try to get in on the act.” But the death of the beloved is also the lover’s death, for it means, in a different but perhaps equally fearsome way, a going through the Valley of the Shadow.

I can think of six simple things that have helped me through this valley and that help me now.

First, I try to be still and know that He is God. That advice comes from Psalm 46, which begins by describing the sort of trouble from which God is our refuge—the earth’s changing, or “giving way” as the Jerusalem Bible puts it, the mountains shaking, the waters roaring and foaming, nations raging, kingdoms tottering, the earth melting. None of these cataclysms seem an exaggeration of what happens when somebody dies. The things that seemed most dependable have given way altogether. The whole world has a different look and you find it hard to get your bearings. Shadows can be very confusing. But in both psalms we are reminded of one rock-solid fact that nothing can change: Thou art with me. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. We feel that we are alone, yet we are not alone. Not for one moment has He left us alone. He is the one who has “wrought desolations,” to be sure. He makes wars cease, breaks bows, shatters spears, burns chariots (breaks hearts, shatters lives?), but in the midst of all this hullabaloo we are commanded, “Be still.” Be still and know.

Stillness is something the bereaved may feel they have entirely too much of. But if they will use that stillness to take a long look at Christ, to listen attentively to His voice, they will get their bearings.

There are several ways of looking and listening that help us avoid being dangerously at the mercy of our (heaven forfend!) “gut-level” feelings. Bible reading and prayer are the obvious ones. Taking yourself by the scruff of the neck and setting aside a definite time in a definite place for deliberately looking at what God has said and listening to what He may have to say to you today is a good exercise. And if such exercises are seen as obligations, they have the same power that other obligations—cooking a meal, cleaning a bathroom, vacuuming a rug—have to save us from ourselves.

Another means of grace is repeating the creed. Here is a list of objective facts that have not been in the smallest detail altered by what has happened to us. Far from it. Not only have they not been altered; they do actually alter what has happened—alter our whole understanding of human life and death, lift it to another plane. We can go through the list and contemplate our situation in the light of each tremendous truth. It is simply amazing how different my situation can appear as a result of this discipline.

The second thing I try to do is to give thanks. I cannot thank God for the murder of one or the excruciating disintegration of another, but I can thank God for the promise of His presence. I can thank Him that He is still in charge, in the face of life’s worst terrors, and that “this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us [not ‘us for’] an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.” (2 Corinthians 4:17 , 18) I’m back to the creed again and the things unseen that are listed there, standing solidly (yes, solidly, incredible as it seems) against things seen (the fact of death, my own loneliness, this empty room). And I am lifted up by the promise of that “weight” of glory, so far greater than the weight of sorrow that at times seems to grind me like a millstone. This promise enables me to give thanks.

Then I try to refuse self-pity. I know of nothing more paralyzing, more deadly, than self-pity. It is a death that has no resurrection, a sink-hole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink. But it must be refused. In order to refuse it, of course, I must recognize it for what it is. Amy Carmichael, in her sword-thrust of a book If, wrote, “If I make much of anything appointed, magnify it secretly to myself or insidiously to others, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” That’s a good definition of self-pity—making much of the “appointed,” magnifying it, dwelling on one’s own losses, looking with envy on those who appear to be more fortunate than oneself, asking “Why me, Lord?” (remembering the “weight of glory” ought to be a sufficient answer to that question). It is one thing to call a spade a spade, to acknowledge that this thing is indeed suffering. It’s no use telling yourself it’s nothing. When Paul called it a “slight” affliction he meant it only by comparison with the glory. But it’s another thing to regard one’s own suffering as uncommon, or disproportionate, or undeserved. What have “deserts” got to do with anything? We are all under the Mercy, and Christ knows the precise weight and proportion of our sufferings— He bore them. He carried our sorrows. He suffered, wrote George Macdonald, not that we might not suffer, but that our sufferings might be like His. To hell, then, with self-pity.

The next thing to do is to accept my loneliness. When God takes a loved person from my life it is in order to call me, in a new way, to Himself. It is therefore a vocation. It is in this sphere, for now anyway, that I am to learn of Him. Every stage on the pilgrimage is a chance to know Him, to be brought to Him. Loneliness is a stage (and, thank God, only a stage) when we are terribly aware of our own helplessness. It “opens the gates of my soul,” wrote Katherine Mansfield, “and lets the wild beasts stream howling through.” We may accept this, thankful that it brings us to the Very Present Help.

The acceptance of loneliness can be followed immediately by the offering of it up to God. Something mysterious and miraculous transpires as soon as something is held up in our hands as a gift. He takes it from us, as Jesus took the little lunch when five thousand people were hungry. He gives thanks for it and then, breaking it, transforms it for the good of others. Loneliness looks pretty paltry as a gift to offer to God—but then when you come to think of it so does anything else we might offer. It needs transforming. Others looking at it would say exactly what the disciples said, “What’s the good of that with such a crowd?” But it was none of their business what use the Son of God would make of it. And it is none of ours. It is ours only to give it.

The last of the helps I have found is to do something for somebody else. There is nothing like definite, overt action to overcome the inertia of grief. The appearance of Joseph of Arimathea to take away the body of Jesus must have greatly heartened the other disciples, so prostrate with their own grief that they had probably not thought of doing anything at all. Nicodemus, too, thought of something he could do—he brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes—and the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee went off to prepare spices and ointments. This clear-cut action lifted them out of themselves. That is what we need in a time of crisis. An old piece of wisdom is, “Dow the next thynge.” Most of us have someone who needs us. If we haven’t, we can find someone. Instead of praying only for the strength we ourselves need to survive, this day or this hour, how about praying for some to give away? How about trusting God to fulfill His own promise, “My power is made perfect in weakness”? (2 Corinthians 12:9) Where else is His power more perfectly manifested than in a human being who, well knowing his own weakness, lays hold by faith on the Strong Son of God, Immortal Love?

It is here that a great spiritual principle goes into operation. Isaiah 58:10-12 says, “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail, and… you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in [or, in another translation, ‘paths leading home’].”

The condition on which all these wonderful gifts (light, guidance, satisfaction, strength, refreshment to others) rests is an unexpected one—unexpected, that is, if we are accustomed to think in material instead of in spiritual terms. The condition is not that one solve his own problems first. He need not “get it together.” The condition is simply “if you pour yourself out.”

Countless others have found this to work. St. Francis of Assisi put the principle into other words in his great prayer, “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is darkness let me sow light, where there is sadness, joy…. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console…. For it is in giving that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” The words of this prayer were like a light to me in the nights of my husband’s last illness, and I wondered then at the marvel of a man’s prayer being answered (was I the millionth to be blessed by it?) some seven hundred years after he had prayed it. St. Francis was most certainly during those nights in 1973 an instrument of God’s peace.

Perhaps it is peace, of all God’s earthly gifts, that in our extremity we long for most. A priest told me of a terminally ill woman who asked him each time he came to visit only to pray, “The peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)

I have often prayed, in thinking of the many bereaved, the words of the beautiful hymn “Sun of My Soul”:

Be every mourner’s sleep tonight?

Like infant slumbers, pure and bright.

There they are—six things that, if done in faith, can be the way to resurrection: be still and know, give thanks, refuse self-pity, accept the loneliness, offer it to God, turn your energies toward the satisfaction not of your own needs but of others’. And there will be no calculating the extent to which

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Sexuality is a fundamental part of what it means to be human—part of God’s beautiful design when he created all things. And yet, sex in our world today looks nothing like the way that God intended it to be. Sexual brokenness surrounds us and, in one way or another, affects us all.

This sexual brokenness reveals our deep need for redemption—something quick fixes, mere behavior modification, or a set of rules can’t provide. Honest and direct yet kind and caring, this book points us to the only place we can find help for sexual brokenness—the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Only this grace offers hope for a life of freedom, purity, and joy as God intended.

(10) COME, LET US ADORE HIM: 31 Daily Advent Devotionals

This year, don't let Christmas sneak up on you again.

The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

(11) A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM: Meditations on God and Trouble from Psalm 27

Fifty-two meditations on Psalm 27 instruct and encourage believers to worship God through the ups and downs of life.

Psalm 27 is a psalm of trouble and worship, of difficulty and beauty, of the evil of people against people, and of the mercy of God. Because of its honesty about life in this fallen world, Psalm 27 speaks into the life of every believer. At the same time it places joyful and self-sacrificing worship right next to the trouble that is the psalm's background theme. This juxtaposition makes Psalm 27 unique, interesting, practical, challenging, and encouraging.

A Shelter in the Time of Storm takes readers through this roller-coaster-ride of a psalm in fifty-two brief and engaging meditations. These meditations are designed to fill hearts with a patient hope that grows stronger as the trouble-spotted days go by. Reflection questions at the end of the chapter make these meditations thought-provoking and practical.

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