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THE JUSTIFICATION OF THE SINNER
A Treatise on Justification by Faith Alone
William Pemble

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Puritan William Pemble looks at the issues surrounding justification and shows how faith alone in the finished work of Christ is what justifies. He challenges the teaching of the Council of Trent and asserts that the Protestant understanding of justification is irreconcilable with Roman Catholic and Arminian positions. All the essential biblical truths about justification are here.

Author William Pemble (1591-1623) was born to poor parents in 1591 in Egerton, Kent. In 1610 he was admitted to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1614, having been tutored by the Puritan Richard Capel. He later served as a tutor himself, and then distinguished himself as a preacher. He worked at his studies and preaching so hard that it damaged his health, and he died of a fever in 1623 while visiting his mentor.


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BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
The History of Theology from Adam to Christ
JOHN OWEN

Product Description- The major portion of this volume is a history of theology from Adam to Christ. It includes an appendix with Owen's Defense of Scripture against Fanaticism, affirming that the Bible is the perfect, authoritative, and complete Word of God. Owen considered this work his magnum opus.

THIS MATERIAL IS NOT FOUND IN THE 16 VOLUME SET BY BANNER OF TRUTH.

Table of Contents:

Book 1: Natural Theology

Book 2: Theology from Adam to Noah

Book 3: Theology from Noah to Abraham

Book 4: Theology from Abraham to Moses

Book 5: Theology from Moses to Christ

Book 6: Evangelical Theology

Author John Owen (1616-1683) is amongst the best known of the Puritans. His writings continue to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.

Endorsement "Published in Latin in 1661 as a contribution to international reformed scholarship, this treatise draws on a very wide range of learning. The final part, in particular, where Owen characterizes evangelical theology as a gift of the Holy Spirit generating faith in Christ, holiness through Christ, and worship of Christ, is pure gold. Those with a taste for Owen, or for theology, or (best of all) for both, will read this Puritan proto-Biblical Theology with joy." - J. I. Packer

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THE GOSPEL MINISTRY
Thomas Foxcroft

On November 20, 1717, Thomas Foxcroft presented a message on faithful gospel ministry and was strongly petitioned to have it published as a book. However, Foxcroft had not delivered this message at a conference for pastors, but at his own ordination. His intention was not so much to show his congregation what a proper minister should be like, but rather to attempt to press upon himself the importance and responsibility of the ministry for which he was being set aside. What proved a profitable exercise for him became a blessed gift for the church at large! In this book, Foxcroft exhorts ministers to make Christ the focal point of their preaching. He shows the importance of character in ministry, calling for pastors to be wise and prudent in every aspect of their lives. Likewise, ministers are urged to visit with and know their flock, and busy themselves with attending the needs of their souls. Furthermore, ministers are reminded how their service to the Lord requires great diligence and should be supremely governed by a pursuit for the conversion and edification of men in Christ. This is a pertinent reminder that pastors are called to wait on the needs of the souls of men with the good news of Christ.

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THE GOSPEL SERIES: Gospel Reconciliation, Remission, & Revelation
Jeremiah Burroughs

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Vol. 1: Gospel Revelation (1660/2006).

In about 18 sermons, Burroughs explains the excellency of the eternal. God is excellent, Christ is excellent, and the nature of an eternal soul is excellent as well. It was here in the excellency of Jesus Christ (pages 51-182) that I came to a deep respect of Burroughs' love for Christ. Truly, His name is called 'Wonderful' (Isaiah 9:6).

Vol. 2: Gospel Remission (1668 and 1674/1995).

In 20 sermons Burroughs shows that the true blessedness of the human heart stems from the knowledge that God has perfectly pardoned my sin! The entire volume is built from Psalm 32:1 ('Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven / whose sin is covered'). 'There is nothing in all the world that so much concerns us as to know how things stand with us in relation to God and our souls, whether we are pardoned or not. A mistake in this is a wonderful mistake, and yet how many thousands are there who venture the weight of this great business upon poor, weak, and slight grounds, yea, rather, on mere suggestions of their own heart' (p. 175).

Vol. 3: Gospel Reconciliation (1657/1997).

Here are 18 sermons on 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 covering the who, what, when, where and why of reconciliation of sinners to God. This volume is filled with excellent encouragement for pastors to remain earnest in their preaching of the Cross.

Each of these volumes shows Burroughs to be a man deeply concerned that Christians live diligent Cross-centered lives. But, as with the great experiential preachers, there is a parallel theme of evangelism as well.

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THE JONATHAN EDWARDS SERMON SERIES
Jonathan Edwards

TO THE RISING GENERATION: Addresses Given to Children and Young Adults

This compilation of sermons contains thirteen sermons Edwards addressed to children and young adults. Also included is a list of Bible questions for children that Edwards expected his young people to know. For the most part, these messages focus on the importance of obedience, discipline, and seeking God.

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This volume contains fifteen previously unpublished sermons on the judgment awaiting the impenitent. Edwards spoke of divine judgment because of his desire to see many come to Christ and be spared from GodÆs wrath. We know of no more solemn volume ever published than this.

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BOYS AND GIRLS PLAYING
And Other Addresses for the Young
J.C. Ryle

This collection of children's sermons contains eight short talks for young children given by Bishop Ryle to the boys and girls of his congregation. In them, he shows children the lessons they can learn from their everyday playing and teaches that the way to find true happiness is to believe in the Lord Jesus, seeking Him above all else.

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TEN CLASSIC PURITAN PAPERBACKS FROM SOLI DEO GLORIA
Jeremiah Burroughs, Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Davies, George Whitefield, Lewis Bayly, Robert Bolton, Matthew Mead & Thomas Watson

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(1) HEAVEN OPENED: The Riches of God's Covenant by Richard Alleine

In Heaven Opened, Richard Alleine discusses the nature and blessings of God’s gracious covenant with His people. He outlines in great detail the roles in this covenant of God, Christ, the Spirit, the earth, the angels of light, the powers of darkness, death, and the kingdom. Furthermore, he explains and admires the fruits of the covenant in the believer’s life as it manifests itself in a renewed heart. The book ends with an equally moving exhortation to sinners and saints. See how God graciously opens the vaults of heaven to bless the souls of all those who come to Him in faith.

“In Heaven Opened, Richard Alleine appeals to God’s covenant of grace to enrich the spiritual lives of God’s people. Do you understand covenant theology? Read Alleine to see how it ought to shape your heart.” — Stephen Myers, associate professor of historical theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids



(2) SOLITUDE IMPROVED BY DIVINE MEDITATION by Nathaniel Ranew

This is a scarce book by a little-known Puritan, but was widely read and loved in his day. The premise of the book is that one should never waste time when alone, for that time could be spent in meditating upon God. Ranew covers what meditation is, that it is a duty for every Christian, how we can go about that duty, and how meditation is a spiritual pleasure.



(3) THE PRACTICE OF PIETY: A Puritan Devotional Manual by Lewis Bayly

The Practice of Piety is filled with scriptural and practical guidelines on the pursuit of holy living. Bayly begins his work with “a plain description of God in His essence, person, and attributes,” understanding this to be the basis for piety; every grace that sinners need springs from the gracious character of God. He emphasizes the necessity of true faith and holy living, and explains how to attain and maintain readiness for Christ’s second advent. Bayly then shows how to overcome obstacles to the pious life, stresses how piety is to be cultivated, and offers wise advice on the spiritual disciplines. He shows how to guide our thoughts, words, and actions in times of health as well as in times of sickness and affliction. He even provides directives to protect us from despair and the fear of death. In short, this is a book about how to live godly and die well.



(4) THE GODLY FAMILY: Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children

Foreword

*SECTION 1: Family Religion

The Necessity and Excellence of Family Religion—Samuel Davies

The Great Duty of Family Religion—George Whitefield

A Plain and Serious Address on the Important Subject of Family Religion—Philip Doddridge

*SECTION 2: The Duties of Parents

Parental Duties Illustrated—Samuel Worcester

The Duties of Parents Towards Their Children—Henry Venn

Disciplining Children—Arthur Hildersham

On the Method of Instructing Children—Henry Venn

Four Sermons on the Religious Education of Children—Philip Doddridge

Blessings Consequent upon Parental Fidelity—Thomas Houston

*SECTION 3: The Duties of Children

The Duties of Children to Their Parents—Samuel Stennett

The Duties of Children—Henry Venn

*SECTION 4: The Eternal Family

Heaven Considered as a Family—Samuel Stennett



(5) THE ART OF DIVINE CONTENTMENT by Thomas Watson

There is much in this world to leave us wearied. Yet the Apostle Paul could say, "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content." Commenting on Philippians 4:11, Thomas Watson provides us great encouragement as he points us to the only hope of gaining true contentment. He not only explains the nature of the contentment, but also gives motives to seek it and instructions for obtaining it. Watson's works are all marked by profound spirituality, terse style, impressive remarks, and practical illustrations. This book, first printed in 1653, is no exception.



(6) THE WORLD CONQUERED BY THE FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN by Richard Alleine

What does it mean to overcome the world? What are the spiritual weapons used to gain victories in the Christian life? Richard Alleine uses 1 John 5:1–4 as his primary text to answer these questions and many more. After explaining the believer’s armor and his enemy, Alleine treats at length how Christians obtain the victory over the world in the fight of faith. This book is a reminder that the Christian life is not idle and that every second we are fighting in a spiritual war. If you find yourself a battle-weary saint striving to stay the course, take up this book to learn from this great Puritan pastor on how to suit up in the whole armor of God and be strong in the Lord.



(7) HEAVEN TAKEN BY STORM by Thomas Watson

Contents:

Taking the Kingdom of Heaven by Holy Violence

The Christian Offering Violence to Himself

Offering Violence by the Reading of the Word

Offering Violence by the Hearing of the Word

Offering Violence by Prayer

Offering Violence by Meditation

Offering Violence by Self-Examination

Offering Violence by Sanctifying the Lord’s Day

Offering Violence by Holy Conversation

The Christian Offering Violence to Satan

The Christian Offering Violence to the World

The Christian Offering Violence to Heaven

Arrows of Reproof to Those Not Offering Violence

Examining Whether We Are Offering Violence

Objections against Offering Violence

Motives for Exhorting All Christians to Offer Violence

Take Heed of Hindrances to Offering Violence

Directions on How to Promote Offering Violence

Conclusion: What Shall We Do?

Appendix 1: The Happiness of Drawing Near to God

Appendix 2: How We May Read the Scriptures with Most Spiritual Profit



(8) THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN DISCOVERED by Matthew Mead

In this book, Matthew Mead shows twenty ways that a person can be deceived into thinking he is a Christian when he really is just an “almost Christian.” Mead also explains important topics like the need for self-examination, signs of the unpardonable sin, and reasons for a believer’s lack of comfort. He concludes with three matters that every reader must be convinced of: the evil and filthy nature of sin, the misery and desperate danger of the unregenerate, and the utter insufficiency and inability of anything other than Christ Jesus to minister relief. This Puritan classic is meant to shake nominal believers out of their complacency and to comfort true believers.



(9) ALTOGETHER LOVELY: The Glory and Excellency of Christ by Jonathan Edwards

Foreword

God the Best Portion of the Christian

The Excellency of Christ

Christ Exalted

Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ



(10) GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR A COMFORTABLE WALKING WITH GOD by Robert Bolton

While Robert Bolton originally wrote General Directions as a spiritual guide for himself, its publication led to its becoming an instant classic. This book encourages us to abandon our loved sin, hate hypocrisy, exercise self-denial, live the life of faith, form right conceptions of Christianity, guard against worldliness, be warmed with the love of God, treasure reconciliation with God, keep the heart, and meditate on future bliss in order to loosen sin’s grip on the soul. Bolton also excels in describing particular Christian duties, such as tending to family, governing the tongue, and managing every action of our lives. Read Bolton’s book, be encouraged in your Christian walk, and find out first hand why generations of believers have cherished this sound volume of pastoral advice.



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THE COLLECTED SERMONS OF JAMES DURHAM: Vol. One: General Sermons, Vol. Two: CHRIST CRUCIFIED:The Marrow of the Gospel in 72 Sermons on Isaiah 53; Vol. Three, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
James Durham

VOLUME ONE: This volume contains sermon series titled 'The Blessedness of the Death of Those That Die in the Lord,' 'The Unsearchable Riches of Christ' (Communion sermons), 'Heaven upon Earth' (on conscience), 'The Great Gain of Contenting Godliness,' and 'The Great Corruption of Subtle Self,' as well as miscellaneous sermons that appeared in various publications. The last includes a recent transcription from manuscript of one of Durham's most important sermons preached at the beginning of the Protester-Resolutioner schism in Scotland. All have been uniformly edited and cross-referenced as needed. Also included is an introduction covering the life and works of Durham.

VOLUME TWO: CHRIST CRUCIFIED - First published in 1683, then in 1686, this collection of sermons was reprinted six times in the eighteenth century. The present reprint is carefully and beautifully done; it uses the 1702 edition as the base text but also takes the other editions into account.

This book belongs in the class of Friedrich Krummacher's 'The Suffering Savior.' Like Krummacher, Durham was gifted at describing the sufferings of Christ through illustration, though his language is now antiquated. For example, in describing Christ's agony in Gethsemane, he writes, "There was such a striving, wrestling and conflicting, not with man without him, but with inward pressures on his spirit, that he is like one in a barrace, or cock-pit, or engaged in a duel with a mighty combatant, sore put to it, very far beyond aught that we can conceive of, so that he sweat great drops of blood."

The sixty-ninth sermon on making use of Christ's intercession is a masterpiece. This is an excellent book for believers who yearn for a more intimate fellowship with Christ in His sufferings. John Duncan said to a friend who wanted to draw closer to Christ, "Read Durham on the fifty-third of Isaiah at my request. He has much repetition and you may be disgusted with that. But it's repetition of a very fine thing, the eating of Christ's flesh and the drinking of His blood. Well, that's what we must be repeating, in fact, all our life long."

The Marrow of the Gospel is one of the best commentaries ever written on Christ's person and work in redemption. Charles Spurgeon highly recommended this book, saying, "This is marrow indeed. We need say no more: Durham is a prince among spiritual expositors." Others have said this work equals if not excels all of Durham's other publications.

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704 pages.

Extensive Table of Contents, Subject and Scripture Index. Side headings

VOLUME THREE: AN EXPOSITION OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Of the works of James Durham, this exposition of the Ten Commandments was reprinted most often. As with his sermons, it is filled with perspicuous opening of the Word, practical application, and the clearing of 'several momentous questions and cases of conscience.' The only regret is that because he was preaching similar material at the time, the coverage of these lectures on the first table is lengthier than the coverage of the second table. Nevertheless, the work has always been held in high regard, and the in-depth treatments of the second, third, and fourth commandments commend it and make it particularly useful today when the Lord’s name, worship, and day of worship are much abused. Gilfillan observes on the last that 'the Law Unsealed of the eminent James Durham, published in 1675 by his widow, contains a very full and able discussion of Sabbattic doctrine and duty, and discovers the learning and deep piety which are evident in his other writings. It received the warm commendation of Dr. Owen, and its numerous editions attest the large measure of popular favor which it has won.' Indeed, Walker observes, Durham's 'thorough, searching, cumbrous intellect, reminds you not seldom of John Owen.'

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THOUGHTS ON FAMILY WORSHIP, HEAVEN OPENED, HEART TREASURES, A TREATISE ON EARTHLY-MINDEDNESS, THE BEST MATCH, THE TRUE CHRISTIAN'S LOVE TO THE UNSEEN CHRIST
Alexander, Alleine, Heyward, Burroughs, Pearce & Vincent

The Puritans considered the family as "a little church," and the father as its pastor. It was his duty to oversee and shepherd his flock. In our day, the idea of a family gathering together for worship is virtually unkown, save for a few isolated pockets where this wonderful tradition is being carried on in spite of the demands of a world that seeks our time, our attention, and our focus. As families get busier with sports, school activites, church activities, and recreation, this book calls us back to a long-forgotten priority: that of worshipping God in the home as well as the church.

A classic book on the importance of an often-neglected duty, Thoughts on Family Worship by James W. Alexander focuses on the many benefits of daily worship as it strengthens minds and cultivates personal piety among both parents and children. The author further shows how family worship influences our churches and society, perpetuating sound doctrine and leaving a legacy for posterity.

Alexander provides practical directions for conducting family worship, discussing in detail such things as the place of Scripture reading, prayer, and praise. He is aware, however, of the difficulties of maintaining family worship and answers several common objections to it.

If you struggle to hold times of worship with your family, or even if you simply desire some encouragement in the practice, this book is sure to provide the words of counsel you need.

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Number of Pages: 154

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Publication Date: 1998

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AN EXPOSITION OF THE PROPHECY OF HOSEA
Jeremiah Burroughs

"Jeremiah Burroughs's Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea is a fine and mammoth treatment of an important prophet. Spurgeon called this work 'masterly,' noting that it is 'a vast treasure-house of experimental exposition.' No work on Hosea has since superseded this commentary. Reading Burroughs is always a treat for the spiritually-minded. His writings are expositionally sound and reliable, sane and usable, warm and devotional. We pray that God will use this reprint as a valuable tool, especially for ministers and Bible teachers as they prepare messages on this graphic prophet." - Joel R. Beeke, from the biographical preface

"Jeremiah Burroughs (c.1600-1646), one of the dissenting members of the Westminster Assembly and author of over 20 volumes, including The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment and Gospel Worship, wrote a 4-volume commentary on Hosea (1643-51), which has long been regarded as a classic of both profound learning and pastoral advice. No student of Hosea can claim to have mastered the prophet without consulting Burroughs. An essential commentary." - Derek W. H. Thomas, Reformed Theological Seminary

"Jeremiah Burroughs's Hosea combines exegetical rigor, theological astuteness, and experimental refreshment. In the great tradition of Puritan biblical exposition, Burroughs opens the inspired text, and has the text address the human heart. He mines the text for its meaning and doctrine, and translates his insights into wonderful applications. With great skill and ease, Burroughs sounds out Hosea's message - its threats of judgment, its calls to repentance, its promises of mercy, and its prophecies of Christ. Still today, Burroughs makes them resonate clearly and compellingly." - Gerald M. Bilkes, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

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