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MINDING YOUR FAITH
How Men Can Have Devotional Lives That Will Actually Affect Their Real Lives
Gregg Hodge

ARE YOU FULLY SATISFIED WITH YOUR DEVOTIONAL LIFE?

IS YOUR DAILY COMMUNION WITH THE LORD ALL YOU HOPE IT WILL BE?

This book is written especially for men who long to enjoy their relationship with the true and living God, but who find themselves floundering in their daily devotional life. Gregg Hodge has a peculiar burden for men who are in the second half of their lives, and he desires to help them prepare their hearts each day for the glory that is promised to every child of God.

In the introduction, the author writes:

"Every time I find myself languishing in self-pity, smoldering in anger or sinking in doubt; every time another failure strips my last hope or fatigue squelches my best intentions; whenever distractions jar my focus; whenever circumstances challenge my beliefs, or when my pain eclipses my joy, I begin, not by tending to my emotions, but by minding my faith. So my hope is to help you do the same for your own satisfaction and for God's Glory."

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter One - Specific Knowledge: A Missing Link Between Your Real Life, Empowering Joy, And God's Glory.

Chapter Two - Seven Obstacles To Minding Your Faith

Chapter Three - Maintaining Forward Motion: How To Get Past The Seven Obstacles

Chapter Four - Four Plays; One Goal

Chapter Five - How To Study Passages (Biblical Theology)

Chapter Six - How To Study Propositions (Systematic Theology)

Chapter Seven - How To Study Persons (Historical Theology)

Chapter Eight - How To Study Practices (Practical Theology)

Conclusion

Appendix

Endnotes

"As one who regularly reads and teaches books related to the history of biblical spirituality, I believe that I have some idea of wheat and chaff in this ever-growing field of thought and reflection. This new book by Gregg Hodge is definitely in the category of wheat, for here is solid, practical wisdom on how best to nourish the soul. So buy this book - ponder it - and do not be afraid to do what it says!" - Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin

You have been created to glorify God through enjoyment, which differs from the rest of God's creations. Glorifying God involves acknowledging our enjoyment of Him in the various ways He has made Himself known to us. However, you cannot fully enjoy Him and thereby glorify Him without essential specific knowledge about Him that is found only in the Bible. The effective life-changing process for gaining this knowledge is what this book calls minding your faith.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR-

GREGG HODGE grew up in Syracuse, New York and studied percussion with Gordon Stout at Ithaca Conservatory of Music. He wrote the #1 CCM single 'Father' with Morgan Cryar and 'If He Goes Before Me' with Barry Graul, which was a #2 hit for White Cross. He is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He now serves as singer-songwriter for Nashville-based Princeton Revival, which was created to promote and facilitate Christian manhood through teaching and music that is informed and empowered by historic Christian beliefs. After more than twenty-five years of preaching and teaching, Gregg felt compelled to put on paper a provocative challenge to himself and other men as they face the realities of the second half of their lives. Gregg is married to MaryAnn and they have three children: Dalton, Kalianne and Averi.


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COUNSELS AND THOUGHTS FOR THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF BELIEVERS
THOMAS MOOR, An Elder in Spurgeon's Park Street Chapel and the Metropolitan Tabernacle

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WONDERFUL NEWS: On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 we received a call from Tom Nettles who informed me that he discovered that THOMAS MOOR, author of this book, was an Elder in C.H. Spurgeon's Park Street Chapel from the early years and one of his responsibilities was to Interview prospective members. Recently a book was published, titled WONDERS OF GRACE, compiled by Hannah Wycoll, which includes some 138 written testimonies recorded by the elders who received and recorded those testimonies. More than 20 of these were written by THOMAS MOOR, and written in a style very similar to his book COUNSELS & THOUGHTS which was published many years later (in 1882). Having uncovered this long-buried secret, it becomes evident where Moor was trained and prepared to write as he did so many years later.

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C.H. SPURGEON'S SWORD & THE TROWEL had this to say about this long-buried gem first published in 1882: "These are no ordinary religious 'snatches,' in the form of daily portions for believers. The author's vessel does not hug the coast of ordinary experience, but launches out into the deep waters of confident trust, assured faith, and intense consecration. Every paragraph tells of an experimental fellowship with Jesus and a closeness of intercourse which fit it for becoming the guide and adviser of others. Certainly there is here no milk for babes, but strong meat for those who are of full age."

DR. JOEL BEEKE, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, "Would you like to read a great book on genuine Reformed spirituality that provides wise counsel to assist you in growing in conformity to Christ and in your walk with the triune God? Read this book, use it as a daily devotional, and savor its wisdom for your soulís good."

DR. TOM NETTLES just wrote the following: "In our consistent legalistic propensity to look to some degree of merit in our works in order for God to bless us with his pleasure and presence, we need a consistent reminder of the spiritual power and absolute sufficiency to be found in the death of Christ and the perfection of his righteousness. This mysterious author has done all of us a spiritual favor by holding our feet to the fire in recognizing that all spiritual blessings of whatever sort come to us only in Christ and his redemptive work."

FOOTSTEPS OF TRUTH had the following glowing words for this book: "This is a choice volume, by no ordinary scribe; a delightful combination of the good old Puritan Doctrine and advanced spiritual instruction, such as could be given only by one deeply imbued with the unction of the Holy One, resulting from a comprehensive grasp of Scripture teaching, extending over the wide field of doctrine and practice, and bearing upon the INNER and OUTER life of the children of God. The Index on the opening pages (see below) awakens an appetite which is fully supplied in the rich fare throughout the book; and it seems to us impossible that any believer can rise from its perusal without a deeper sense of his indebtedness to God for the riches of grace he is here so sweetly reminded of as being provided for all his necessities in relation to life, conflict and final victory. This is truly a book for the times, and we give it our strongest commendation, hoping that the entire edition may be speedily exhausted."

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

"This book is published, as its title indicates, for the use of believers--that is, for the use of all whose who, through grace, have been effectually led to see, in some measure, their position as sinners before God, and their deep need of salvation through the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Its aim, through the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit, is to be helpful to them for their establishment in the full assurance of faith, in relation to their perfected and unchanging salvation in Christ; also to be useful to them in their conflict with indwelling sin; and to assist them in their endeavor to live a life of faith on the Lord Jesus, to walk in daily fellowship with Him, and to be at all times His faithful witnesses.

It purposely contains repetitions of Gospel statements; for, although the spiritual needs of believers are many and varied, there is but one great fountain of fullness for all, even the Lord Jesus Christ Himself; for 'the sum of all spiritual progress and spiritual life is--more of Christ in the mind, better to know Him--more of Christ in the heart, better to love Him, and to be more influenced by Him--more of Christ in the life, better to serve Him' (page 166).

Moreover, those who have been privileged to have much intercourse with believers in relation to their spiritual experience in all its varied stages, and in relation to the many mistakes and heart troubles they fall into, are well aware that spiritual truths which the believer had often thought about, without any apparent benefit, have, when presented to the mind in a different form, or in a different relationship, or at a different time, often has been made instrumental of much blessing through the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit.

The fifth part of this book (pages 252-398) contains three divisions of briefer thoughts and counsels. Each division contains thirty-one; so that those who find them helpful in their spiritual life, may use them daily for three months.

One paper in the second part, two in the third, the last two in the fourth, and about one-third of the fifth part, were published separately some years ago. They have been revised, and are now included in this volume.

May our gracious Father--the Father also of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ--grant that this attempt to be useful to His eternally-loved, but often much-tried children, may result in much glory to the name of Jesus, in their hearts and lives, through the effectual blessing of the Holy Spirit."

Thomas Moor, July 1881

CONTENTS

FIRST PART: Counsels and Thoughts Concerning the Believer's Standing in Full Salvation

1) To the Believer--On Living in the Unclouded Enjoyment of Covenant Blessings

2) To the Believer--Concerning Legal and Filial Reconciliation to God, and Concerning the Forgiveness of Sins

3) Concerning the Distinctive Character of the Faith of God's Elect

4) To the Believer--Concerning Sinnership and Salvation

5) Concerning some of the Cause of Soul Bondage

6) To the Believer--Concerning the Attainment of the Full Assurance of Salvation

7) Concerning the Difference between the Religion of the Natural and the Spiritual Man

8) Concerning the Father's Indication of those Sinners who are the Objects of His Love and Salvation

9) To the Believer--Concerning the Experimental Results of Being in Christ

10) Concerning Receiving Christ and the Result Thereof

11) Concerning the Beginning of the Work of Grace in the Heart as being the Sure Pledge of its Completion

12) To the Believer--Concerning the Foundation of an Assured Hope

13) Concerning the Course of Experimental Salvation and its Manifestations

14) Concerning Some Things to be Remembered

15) Concerning Heart-Experiences in a Dying Hour

16) Concerning the Written Word as a Sure Foundation for Abiding Consolation in Relation to the Present and Future World

17) Concerning the Perfect Safety of True Believers and the Impossibility of their Finally Falling Away

18) Concerning Believers and the Curse of the Law of God

19) Concerning the Most Prominent Truths Experimentally Taught by the Holy Spirit

SECOND PART: Counsels and Thoughts Concerning the Spiritual Conflict in the Inner Life of Believers

1) Concerning the Inward Conflicts

2) To the Believer--Concerning the Way of Success in the Conflict with Indwelling Sin

3) Concerning the Believer's Relationship to the First and Last Adam

4) Concerning the Way of Victory under Temptation from Sinful Thoughts and the Power of Satan

5) To the Believer--Concerning the Importance of Encouraging the Habits of the New Nature

6) Concerning the Evidence and Effect of More Grace

7) To the Believer--Concerning his Dealings with Evil Self

8) Concerning Dissatisfying Experiences

9) Concerning the Trials Arising from a Keenly Sensitive Nature

10) To the Believer--Concerning a Divided Heart

11) Concerning the Influence of Little Things

12) Concerning Self-Love

13) Concerning Spiritual Growth

14) On the Proper Order of Faith and Experience

15) To the Believer--Concerning the Way of Consciously Receiving Power from the Lord Jesus in Heart Conflict with the Evils Within

THIRD PART: Counsels and Thoughts Concerning a Life of Faith on the Lord Jesus, and Walking in Fellowship with Him in the Daily Path

1) To the Believer--Concerning Personal Dealing with the Lord Jesus in the Providential Path

2) About Looking to the Lord Jesus

3) Need Met in Christ

4) Concerning Sincerity of Heart in Walking before God and before Men

5) On the Excellency of a Resigned Will

6) To the Believer--Concerning Intercourse with Unbelievers, and Fellowship with Fellow-Believers

7) To the Believer--Concerning Rest and Help in Jesus Amidst Seemingly Adverse Providences

8) On Living upon Christ

9) On Prevailing Faith

10) On Being Led by the Spirit

11) To the Believer--About Realizing Christ's Presence

12) To the Believer--Concerning Growth in Grace, and the Fuller Experience of Life in Christ

13) To the Believer--Concerning a Rightly Directed Faith

14) On Living to the Glory of Christ

15) To the Believer--Concerning the Discipline of Love

16) Pilgrim Trials and Pilgrim Fellowships

17) Concerning Personal Relationship Between God and Man

18) To the Believer--Concerning the Way of Fellowship with the Lord Jesus

19) Further Thoughts and Counsels to the Believer Concerning the Way of Fellowship with the Lord Jesus

FOURTH PART: Counsels and Thoughts Concerning Justification, Sanctification, the Law & Gospel, and National Israel and Spiritual Israel

1. Concerning Justification

2. Concerning Sanctification

3. Concerning the Responsibility of the Natural and Spiritual Man in Relation to the Law and the Gospel

4. Concerning the Distinction Between the Relationship of God to the National Israel of the Past, and the Spiritual Israel of the Present Dispensation

FIFTH PART: Brief Thoughts and Counsels, with Special Portions of Scripture for the Spiritual Life in the Daily Path

First Division: Consisting of 31 Daily Meditations

Second Division: Consisting of 31 Daily Meditations

Third Division: Consisting of 31 Daily Meditations

INDEX OF TEXTS IN THE FIFTH PART



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*A Pastor's Sketches (Double Volume) by Ichabod Spencer

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RILLS FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE: Good Words from God's Word for the Young
Richard Newton

This was the very first book written by the man who went on to become known as "The Prince of Preachers to Children." Newton explains the origin of the book in the Preface: "The following sermons have been published at the request of the teachers of the Sunday-schools of St. Peter's Church in Philadelphia. For the last two years, there has been a service for the children of this congregation, on the afternoon of the first Sunday of the month. On these occasions, the children occupy the body of the church. The usual service is performed, and a sermon preached, designed especially for the benefit of the children. It is called, 'THE CHILDREN'S CHURCH.'"

For more than 30 years Newton conducted CHILDREN'S CHURCH each month in which he preached a full length sermon prepared for the young lambs of his flock. Thousands upon thousands heard these masterful addresses, and the Lord used these messages mightily and raised up an army of faithful servants who went into pastoral ministry, the mission field, and numerous other places where the name of Christ is honored. THESE MESSAGES ARE BOTH TIMELESS AND TIMELY.

The subjects include:

THE PLEASANT WAY: on Proverbs 3:7

THE SPIDER'S EXAMPLE: on Proverbs 30:28

THE MARKS OF A BEN-ONI: on Genesis 35:18

THE CROOKED THINGS STRAIGHTENED: on Ecclesiastes 1:15

THE GREAT MAN IN GOD'S SIGHT: on Luke 1:15

THE LILY'S LESSONS: on Matthew 6:28

THE GIFT FOR GOD: on Proverbs 23:26

THE WONDERFUL LAMP: on Psalm 119:105

THE CHILD'S FORTUNE TOLD: on Proverbs 20:11

THE MILLENNIAL MENAGERIE: on Isaiah 11:6

THE BEST MERCHANDISE: on Proverbs 3:14

THE LESSONS JESUS TEACHES: on Matthew 11:29

"Every page is adapted to rivet attention, both by freshness of its matter, and the simple, yet graphic character of the illustrative anecdotes. Christian mothers will find ample material here for a dozen pleasant Sunday afternoons with their children, and teachers a store of instructive and interesting matter." -from the original publisher's advertisement

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

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

I. The first giant I am to speak of is the GIANT HEATHENISM. This giant doesn't live here. He is found in countries where the Gospel is not known. His castles may be seen in Africa, and in India, in China, and in the islands of the sea. He is a huge giant. This giant is very strong, and very cruel. Well, what are we to do to this giant? Why, we must fight him, as David did Goliath. The Bible is the brook to which we must go. The truths which it contains are the stones that we must use.

II. The second giant I would speak of is the GIANT SELFISHNESS. The giant selfishness never sees, or hears, or does anything for anyone but himself if you find that you are getting to think more of yourself than of others, then be sure the giant is after you. We must fight this giant by self-denial.

III. The third giant I want to speak about is the GIANT COVETOUSNESS. This giant is very large in size, and very strong in limb; but he has the tiniest tittle bit of a heart you ever saw, might put it in a nutshell. The only wonder is how so huge a frame can be supported by so little a heart. But this is not all, for little as his heart is, it is hard as stone. He is ashamed of his name, and won't answer to it. He pretends that his right name is ó frugality. But this is a great story. Frugality is a very different person. He is a good, true, honest fellow If you ask, How are you to fight him? I answer, by learning to give.

IV. The fourth giant of which I will speak is the GIANT ILL-TEMPER. But how are we to fight against, this giant? I answer, By trying to be like Jesus. We always think of Him as ó the "gentle Jesus, meek and mild." Do you suppose that this giant ever got a single link of his chain on Jesus? No.

V. The last giant I wish to speak about is the GIANT INTEMPERANCE. He is a very ugly-looking fellow When he is in a good humor, and feels jolly, he puts on a silly face, and looks very foolish. But when he gets in a passion he is awful looking, and it makes one shudder to see him.

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THE GOOD SOLDIERS: on 2 Timothy 2:3

THE CONQUEROR'S JEWEL: on Exodus 28:19

THE WONDERFUL EYES: on Proverbs 15:3

ACKNOWLEDGING GOD: on Proverbs 3:6

THE CURE FOR CARE: on Genesis 22:14

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SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE: Selected Passages from Genesis 1 - Revelation 22 with Running Comments
Charles H. Spurgeon

A CLASSIC VOLUME THAT BEGINS AT GENESIS 1 AND ENDS WITH REVELATION 22

This is a wonderful volume to use for Daily Devotions as it will lead you through the Bible in One Year if you read two pages each day or in two years if you read one each day.

The text is the Word of God with Spurgeon's wise comments interspersed throughout in such a way that the Bible is allowed to speak for itself with the occasional insights of a man who lived in the Word of God.

"It was January 1976 that I began to read Spurgeonís Devotional Bible as a first year student at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I still remember the place I would sit each morning and evening as I read a portion of this precious book. The Lord used this volume to sift me and humble me and teach me of Himself through His Word and His servant Charles H. Spurgeon.

Thanks to the encouragement of a faithful customer from Nebraska this new edition is about to see the light of day once again. As you will soon see, it is a precious volume that leads you from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, but not in the way you might expect. An example hits you immediately on the first day, which begins with Genesis 1:1-5, and then proceeds to consider John 1:1-14. Then on the second devotional reading you begin with Genesis 1:6-13 and conclude with Proverbs 8:22-36. And on the third one you begin with Genesis 1:14-23 and then consider Psalm 148. The great principle of Scripture Interpreting Scripture is the constant method of this work.

The gist of the entire Bible is contained between the covers of this book. The passages omitted are almost always summarized wherever possible. To reduce a passage to proper length, verses are naturally omitted in whole or in part, but in such a way that the narrative or teaching remains clear and unimpaired.

The book can be read through in one year when morning and evening devotions are maintained. Where only one portion is read per day, observance of the second date, which is inserted below the first in smaller type, will render the volume useful for two full years. Very wisely, in most cases, just one page completes the devotional reading.

On page 481 there is a title page which announces the original intention of the work. There we are told that this work contains Selections for Reading at Family Prayer Mainly from the New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with Brief Notes and Comments by C.H. Spurgeon. May the Lord of Glory use this work once again to lead families across the world before the Throne of Grace where they will find grace to help in their time of need."

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THE GREAT MYSTERY OF THE COVENANT OF GRACE: The Difference between the Old and New Covenant Stated and Explained
Samuel Petto (1624-1711) with Preface by John Owen

The original work was published in the 1670s and has a Foreword by John Owen. Samuel Petto (c 1624-1711) was a dissenting minister in Sudbury, Suffolk. The list of 29 Scottish ministers recommending the book in 1820 include M'Crie of Edinburgh and Kidd of Aberdeen.

LAST PRINTED IN 1820 UNTIL TENTMAKER REPRINTED IT IN 2007

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John Owen concludes his excellent Preface with these words:

"This worthy author has laboured, if I am not much mistaken, unto good success. And, as his design is to extricate things which seemed perplexed, to give light into the whole doctrine of the covenants, by declaring the proper order and method of things contained in them, with their respect one unto another; that the grace of God, in the Covenant of Grace, may be exalted, and his faithfulness, with his holiness, in the Covenant of Works, both in and by Jesus Christ, the end of the one, and the life of the other. So the reader will find, I hope, that satisfaction in these great and deep enquiries, which he will have occasion to return praise and thanks to God for."

Mark Jones concludes his excellent New Introduction with these words:

"The rewards are to be reaped from a careful study of this work. I would suggest keeping a Bible and pencil close by since Petto is constantly making reference to the Scriptures without giving the quotation of the passage cited. But more importantly, I would suggest keeping your heart firmly fixed upon the Lord Jesus Christ as he reveals to you, by his Spirit, THE GREAT MYSTERY OF THE COVENANT OF GRACE."

NEW INTRODUCTION by Mark Jones

ORIGINAL PREFACE by John Owen

Table of Contents

1. Of a Covenant in general, and the distribution of the Covenant into that of works and of grace.

2. Of the oneness of the Covenant with Jesus Christ and us.

3. Of Christ as the sum of the Covenant.

4. Of the date of Covenant Mercies

5. General Inferences from the whole

6. Of the Old and New Covenant, what they are, and how distinct,

7. Of the nature of the Mount Sinai Covenant

8. Of the Sinai Covenant, whether ceased or continuing

9. Of the good that was in the Sinai Covenant

10. Of the differences between the Old and New Covenant, and the excellency of the latter above the former

11. Of the time of first coming into Covenant

12. Of the use of Absolute Promise

13. Of those that are called Conditional Promise

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THE SCRIPTURES: THE ONLY RULE OF FAITH: An Exposition of the Second Answer of the Shorter Catechism
John Hall with an Introduction by John Whitecross

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

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

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

"The author, in illustrating the answer to the Second Question in the Shorter Catechism, has furnished a well digested treatise on the value of the Bible as the only true and infallible rule of faith. The excellence of this little volume will be appreciated by the intelligent reader.It gives a portable and effectual preventitive of the prime error of Popery." -from The Descriptive Catalogue of the Publication of the Presbyterian Board of Publication

This little gem is the complementary volume to our book entitled THE CHIEF END OF MAN: An Exposition of the First Answer of the Shorter Catechism, also written by Hall. Parents and children, teachers and pupils, pastors and congregation alike will benefit from this wonderful book.

We have chosen to add a brief Introduction by John Whitecross drawn from his book THE SHORTER CATECHISM ILLUSTRATED (also published by Solid Ground). A few examples are given below:

John Locke, a little before his death, being asked what was the shortest and surest way for a young gentleman to attain a true knowledge of the Christian religion, made this reply; 'Let him study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament; therein are contained the words of eternal life. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.'

It was customary, in Cromwell's time, for his soldiers to carry each a Bible in his pocket; among others, a profligate young man, who was ordered out to attack some fortress. During the engagement, a bullet had perforated his Bible, and gone so far as to rest opposite these words in Ecclesiastes; 'Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth; and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.' These words so appropriate to his case, powerfully affected his mind, and proved, by the blessing of God, the means of his conversion. He wed to observe that the Bible had been the happy means of saving both his soul and his body.

During days of war a godly man visited a camp of French soldiers at Toulon, taking with him a number of French New Testaments which he distributed to the men, many of whom seemed pleased with the gift. He had at length exhausted all his store, with the exception of one copy; this he offered to a man standing near him. The man took it, opened it, and turning to a companion said sneeringly, 'Oh, this will do to light my pipe with.' A discouraging enough reception; but the book, having been once given, was beyond recovery.

About a year and half after this occurrence, the distributor of the Testaments was on a short journey through the South of France, and stopped on his way at a roadside inn for refreshment and a night's lodging. On entering the house, he soon perceived that something of a sad nature had happened to the landlady. On inquiring what it was, she informed him that her eldest son had been buried that very week. She went on very naturally to dilate on his many excellencies, and spoke of his happy deathbed. 'And sir,' said she, 'all his happiness was got from a little book that was given him sometime ago.' The traveler inquired further concerning the little book. 'You shall see it,' said the mother, 'it is upstairs.' She soon returned with the book. On opening it, he found it to be French New Testament, and identified it as the very one he had himself given, so many months before, to that seemingly unpromising soldier at Toulon. He discovered that five or six of the early pages had been torn out, thus indicating that the man had actually commenced the fulfillment of his threat to use the book to light his pipe with. This was not all. On the inside cover were written the words: 'Given to me at Toulon on óday; first despised, then read, and finally blessed to the saving of my soul.'

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BATTLE CRY: Reflections for Soul Readiness and the Defense of the Gospel in and out of Season
James R. Fryer

'BATTLE CRY: Reflections for Soul Readiness and the Defense of the Gospel in and out of Season' by James R. Fryer is a manual for the soldier of Christ who faces the enemies of his soul every day he lives on this sin-cursed earth. Here you will find practical counsel drawn from God's Word and Christian history that will assist you in resisting the wiles of the devil, the weakness of the flesh and the attractions of the world. Here you will be given wise words to arm you to defend the faith in a toxic environment bent on destroying the faith once for all delivered to the saints. Take up and read. It will be good for your soul.

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INTRODUCTION

THE PURPOSE, THE WEAPON AND HISTORICAL REFLECTION

Chapter 1 - The Battle is Already Won: The Stewardship of the Victorious Gospel

Chapter 2 - The Sword of the Spirit: The Word of God

Chapter 3 - Our Divine Defense: The Source of Our Strength (Psalm 18:2)

Chapter 4 - Battle Preparedness: Devotional from the Pages of the Patriarchs

Chapter 5 - Spiritual Warfare: Guidance from the Era of the Puritans

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CROSS-CENTERED COMBATANT

Chapter 6 - The Gospel Warrior as Ambassador

Chapter 7 - The Gospel Warrior as Soldier

Chapter 8 - The Gospel Warrior as Fisherman

MEDITATIONS FROM THE MINEFIELD OF LIFE AND ADVANCEMENT OF THE GOSPEL

Chapter 9 - Contending for the Historical Faith (Jude 3)

Chapter 10 - Combating Worldly Appetites (1 John 2:15-17)

Chapter 11 - The Good Fight of the Believer (1 Timothy 6:12)

Chapter 12 - Apocalyptic Readiness for the Christian (1 Peter 1:13)

Chapter 13 - The Nature of the Believer's Weapons (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Chapter 14 - Knowledge of the Enemy (Ephesians 6:12)

Chapter 15 - Spiritual Combat: In the Loving Labor of Parenting

Chapter 16 - Wielding the Sword: In the Progress of Growing in Grace

Chapter 17 - The Goal of Our Work: The End of Spiritual Warfare

Chapter 18 - Epilogue: Final Thoughts on Biblical vs Errant Views of Spiritual Warfare

APPENDIX

Gleanings from 'The Christian Soldier' by Puritan Thomas Watson

ENDORSEMENTS

"Thoroughly Biblical and creatively insightful, this work calls each Christian to be ready to defend their faith while positively engaging today's culture...Any Christian, especially those interested in missions, evangelism, apologetics, and pastoral ministries, will be greatly assisted by reading 'Battle Cry'. I highly recommend this book."-DR. ROBIN DALE HADAWAY, Professor of Missions, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri

"While the past few decades have seen a growing fascination in the subject, much of it has lacked a truly biblical foundation. 'Battle Cry', however, is a breath of fresh air. Readers will find it thoroughly biblical, theologically sound, and extraordinarily practical." -DR. IRV BUSENITZ, Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition and Old Testament at the Master's Seminary

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"There are certain reminders in the Christian life which are always timely because they are timeless. The reminder, encouragement, admonishment regarding the spiritual battle the believer faces daily is a necessity. James Fryer has brought such a prompting in this book calling up history, recent and ancient, military practice, hymnody, and biblical wisdom to illustrate the profound nature of the enemy's work in this world and the critical role that the believer must assume in the warfare. Essential then is the knowledge of the Word which 'Battle Cry' appropriately advocates. There is no combat against the lies of the devil except through the Truth of God's Word...Spiritual warfare is more about immersing ourselves in truth than it is about combating spiritual assailants. Praise the Lord for this encouraging book that reminds us of the power of the Word of God." -JON EVANS, President of Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

JAMES R. FRYER, PhD (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), MDiv (The Master's Seminary), serves as a Correctional Chaplain in Virginia and member of his local church. He has served over 18 years in Missions and Ministry. He and his wife Damaris have been married over 24 years and are parents of five.

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THE GOSPEL FOR THE PEOPLE: Sixty Short Sermons for Personal, Family or Corporate Worship
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Selected by Thomas Spurgeon

THE GOSPEL FOR THE PEOPLE by C.H. Spurgeon

Sixty Short Sermons, with a 34 page Skech of Mr. Spurgeon's Life, and Fourteen Portraits and Engravings, with a Preface by Pastor Thomas Spurgeon.

These Short Sermons were selected by Thomas Spurgeon (his son) from the Series with a view to their being used in Mission Halls, and other similar places. They are about half the length of the ordinary Sermons.

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1) Jesus, the Substitute for His People - Romans 8:34

2) Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers - 1 Peter 2:7,8

3) Jesus, the Delight of Heaven - Revelation 5:9,10

4) This Year Also - A Short Sermon for the New Year - Luke 13:8

5) The Covenant Pleaded - Psalm 74:20

6) The Empty Seat - A Sermon When Away from his People - 1 Samuel 20:27

7) The Poor Man's Prayer - Psalm 106:4,5

8) Every Man's Necessity - John 3:7

9) Satan's Punctuality, Power & Purpose - Luke 8:12

10) The Dual Nature and the Duel Within - Romans 7:23

11) The Meat and Drink of the New Nature - John 6:55

12) The Seven Sneezes - 2 Kings 4:34

13) Eyes Opened - Genesis 21:19

14) The Roes and the Hinds - Song of Solomon 2:7

15) The Risen Sun - Malachi 4:2

16) The Oil and the Vessels - 2 Kings 4:6

17) Two Sorts of Hearers - James 1:22-25

18) The Best of all Sights - Hebrews 2:9

19) The Hunger-Bite - Job 18:12

20) Questions which Ought to be Asked - Job 35:10,11

21) Loyal to the Core - 2 Samuel 15:21

22) Beloved, and yet Afflicted - Preached before invalid ladies - John 11:3

23) At School - Psalm 143:10

24) Pressing Questions of an Awakened Mind - Acts 9:5,6

25) A Plain Answer to an Important Inquiry - John 6:29

26) Expected Proof of Professed Love - 2 Corinthians 8:24

27) Men Bewitched - Galatians 3:1

28) Samuel and the Young Man Saul - 1 Samuel 9:27

29) John and Herod - Mark 6:20

30) Taught that we may Teach - Ezekiel 40:4

31) Roads Cleared - Isaiah 57:14

32) An Indictment of Four Counts - Zephaniah 3:2

33) Till We Meet Again - Revelation 22:21

34) Two Good Things - Psalm 119:71; Psalm 73:28

35) Four Choice Sentences - Genesis 28:15; 31:3-5; 48:21

36) The History of Sundry Fools - Psalm 107:17-20

37) An Inscription for the Mausoleum of the Saints - Hebrews 11:13,14

38) The Horns of the Altar - 1 Kings 2:30

39) All or None; or, Compromise Refused - Exodus 8:25,28; 10:8,24,26

40) Smoking Flax - Isaiah 42:3

41) Elijah's Plea - 1 Kings 18:36

42) But a Step - 1 Samuel 20:3

43) Love's Transformation - A Communion Meditation - John 14:28

44) My Comfort in Affliction - Psalm 119:50

45) Where are the Nine? Or, Praise Neglected - Luke 17:15-19

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47) A Mingled Strain - Psalm 51:7

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49) Salt for the Sacrifice - Leviticus 2:13

50) Love Joying in Love - Song of Solomon 5:1

51) Might Have Been, or May Be - John 11:37

52) The Heart a Gift for God - Proverbs 23:26

53) Public Testimony; or, A Debt to God and Man - 2 Kings 7:9

54) God's Longsuffering: An Appeal to the Conscience - 2 Peter 3:15

55) The Miracles of our Lord's Death - Matthew 27:50-53

56) The Messages of our Lord's Love - Mark 16:7

57) The Evidence of our Lord's Wounds - John 20:27

58) Witnesses Against You - Nehemiah 5:7

59) Help for your Sickness - Matthew 8:16,17

60) Hope for your Future - Ezekiel 36:11

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THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL of the Old and New Testaments
Charles H. Spurgeon, Selected by Sir Robert Phayre

Original Publishers' Note

Only a few days before Sir Robert Phayre received his Lord's summons, "Come up higher," he had completed the selection of Sermons here published, and given instructions for them to be bound in a volume for his own use. He had also chosen the title as printed on the present title-page, and the passage of Scripture (1 Peter 1:18-25) which he wished to have inserted there as a kind of motto for the whole series of discourses. The gallant general was a regular reader and an ardent admirer of Mr. Spurgeon's Sermons, and in his opinion the thirty-six here collected formed by themselves a most timely testimony against many of the prominent and pernicious errors and heresies of the present day. It is thought that many will wish to possess the volume compiled by this eminent Protestant and Evangelical leader so shortly before he went to join the beloved preacher in the presence of their Lord.



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1) Foundation Work - 1 Kings 5:17

2) The Serpent's Sentence - Genesis 3:14,15

3) Christ, The Conqueror of Satan - Genesis 3:15

4) The Incarnation and Birth of Christ - Micah 5:2

5) "God With Us" - Matthew 1:23

6) The Great Mystery of Godliness - 1 Timothy 3:16

7) The Hexapla of Mystery - 1 Timothy 3:16

8) The Man Christ Jesus - Hebrews 7:4

9) Found By Jesus, And Finding Jesus - John 1:43-45

10) The Essence of Simplicity - John 9:35,36

11) Salvation By Works, A Criminal Doctrine - Galatians 2:21

12) The Gospel of the Glory of Christ - 2 Corinthians 4:4

13) The Common Salvation - Jude 3

14) Lifting Up The Brazen Serpent - Numbers 21:9

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16) The Blood of Sprinkling - (2nd sermon) - Hebrews 12:24,25

17) The Teaching of the Foot-Washing - John 13:3-5

18) Jesus, The King of Truth - John 18:37

19) The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit - John 7:38,39; 16:7

20) The Holy Spirit's Chief Office - John 16:14,15

21) The Leading of the Spirit, the Secret Token of the Sons of God - Romans 8:14

22) The Greatest Exhibition of the Age - 1 Corinthians 11:26

23) The Winnowing Fan - Hebrews 12:14,15

24) The Fainting Warrior - Romans 7:24,25

25) Onward! - Philippians 3:13,14

26) The Child of Light Walking in Light - 1 John 1:6,7

27) Walking in the Light, and Washed in the Blood - 1 John 1:7

28) The Ascension and the Second Advent Practically Considered - Acts 1:10,11

29) The Lamb in Glory - Revelation 5:6,7

30) The Heavenly Singers and Their Song - Revelation 5:8-10

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32) The Followers of the Lamb - Revelation 14:4,5

33) A Voice from Heaven - Revelation 14:12,13

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TWELVE WHAT ABOUTS: Answering Common Objections Concerning God's Sovereignty in Election
John Samson, Foreword by John Hendryx of Monergism.com

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"Whether you are new to the doctrines of grace or simply seeking greater clarity on the sovereign grace of God in salvation, this book will be beneficial. In 'Twelve What Abouts', John tackles common objections regarding the doctrine of election in a concise and biblical way. His charitable spirit coupled with his broad based biblical knowledge make for a joyful learning experience. As someone who teaches the doctrines of grace to the women at our church, I've turned to Samson's teachings multiple times. Do yourself a favor and add this little gem to your library -- it will be one of the best investments you've ever made!" - a satisfied reader from Amazon

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by John Hendryx

A Word to the Reader

Chapter One: The Place to Start - Amazed by Common Grace

Chapter Two: The Wind Blows Where it Wishes

Chapter Three: A Surprising Journey

Chapter Four: What About the Love of God? (Part One)

Chapter Five: What About the Love of God? (Part Two)

Chapter Six: What About Free Will?

Chapter Seven: What About God's Foreknowledge?

Chapter Eight: What About John 3:16?

Chapter Nine: What About 2 Peter 3:9?

Chapter Ten: What About 1 Timothy 2:4?

Chapter Eleven: What About Matthew 23:37

Chapter Twelve: What About 1 Timothy 4:10?

Chapter Thirteen: What About John 12:32?

Chapter Fourteen: What About Reprobation?

Chapter Fifteen: What About Lost Loved Ones?

Chapter Sixteen: What About Prayer and Evangelism?

Chapter Seventeen: Saving Faith

Chapter Eighteen: The Flaming Missiles of the Devil

Chapter Nineteen: Spiritual Dyslexia

Chapter Twenty: As the King's Herald

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

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

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Thomas Spurgeon, with a Preface by C.H. Spurgeon

This precious little volume was published in 1884 with the hearty approval of all those who heard the sermons preached by Thomas Spurgeon (son of Charles H. Spurgeon) during an illness of his father. The Publishers asked Charles to write a Preface to help the circulation of the work, and he wrote the following:

"These sermons have given great delight to the friends at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Their pastor was laid low by that painful infirmity that often attacks him, and his son occupied the pulpit, to his father's great comfort. When the father expressed in public his hearty thanks to Almighty God that his lack of service had been so well supplied by his own son, there was a general assent to the thanksgiving. The verdict of the church was unanimous: the people of God had been fed, and there were not lacking testimonies that sinners had been converted. Old believers, who know the taste of heavenly food, declared that they had been well fed; while the younger folk, with their natural enthusiasm, expressed their delight at what they had heard. The praise rendered unto the Lord by many was an offering of sweet savour. So precious a result made it good to have been afflicted, good to have received help from the Lord out of one's own house, and, best of all, to have kindled thousands of hearts with the fire of holy praise and sympathetic gratitude.

Precious things will sell themselves; and all that is required of us is just to say, -- here are pearls, examine them and estimate them after the worth of merchants who care for nothing but intrinsic worth. Yours truly, C.H. Spurgeon, Westwood, September 1884

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) "IF THOU CANS'T" - Mark 9:23

2) FINDING THE SAVIOUR - John 1:45

3) LYDIA AND THE JAILOR - Acts 16:13-34

4) COMING TO JESUS - John 6:37

5) A WHITE STONE - Revelation 2:17

6) HEARING AND HEARKENING - Romans 10:16

7) A FAIR WIND - Acts 28:13

THOMAS SPURGEON (1856-1917) was a British Reformed Baptist preacher of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, one of two non-identical twin sons of the famous Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892).

Thomas and his twin brother were born a month before the tragedy at the Royal Surrey Gardens Music Hall of 19 October 1856 while their father was preaching. Their mother, Susannah became an invalid at the age of 33 while the boys were still in their teens.

After serving some time to an engraver, Thomas Spurgeon, like his brother Charles, decided to give his life to preaching the gospel. But his health prevented him from remaining in England. While he was still young he sailed to Australia, and spent one year in evangelistic labors there. After his return to England it was decided that he must return to a better climate for his health. During the early 1880s he preached in many places in Australia, as well as in New Zealand ; and finally he decided to accept the pastorate of a Baptist church in Auckland, the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle, where his influence was already becoming widely felt.

Thomas returned to England after the death of his father and succeeded him in his pulpit ministry after a brief period under Arthur Tappan Pierson. During Thomas' fifteen-year pastorate, the Tabernacle burned in 1898 and was rebuilt along similar lines. His brother Charles was pastor of the Greenwich Baptist Church.

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WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY? A Selection of Notable Addresses by a Noble Defender of the Faith
J. Gresham Machen, edited by Ned B. Stonehouse

THIS REPRINT IS DEDICATED TO REV. FRANK BARKER, FOUNDING PASTOR OF BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. OVER 65 YEARS AGO REV. BARKER DISCOVERED MACHEN AND HIS LIFE AND FUTURE MINISTRY WERE UTTERLY TRANSFORMED. SOLID GROUND LEARNED OF THIS BOOK OF MACHEN BY SEEING AND READING A FIRST EDITION COPY (FULLY MARKED UP) GIVEN ON LOAN BY REV. BARKER.

The original dust-jacket in 1951 began with these words: "The publication of a new collection of addresses by J. Gresham Machen is always an event. For this new volume the publishers have chosen twenty-seven addresses, papers and messages which are among Dr. Machen's very best apologetic efforts, and which will prove to be of enduring value in the defense of historic Christianity in any modern age. The addresses herein represent the most notable delivered by Dr. Machen during the last twenty years of his life; and now published together under the title of the opening address, 'What is Christianity?', are designed as a companion volume to his book of sermons, 'God Transcendant.'

It is always said of Machen's books that they are worth re-reading; that they can be consulted with profit over and over again. This is no less true of 'What is Christianity?' than it is of any of Dr. Machen's writings; for the threat from modernistic adversaries is ever the same, and the always cool, salient defense by Dr. Machen gives him an advantage that is, as H.L. Mencken put it, 'immense and obvious.'"

"People have asked me whether Machen taught me. I have to tell them that he died 18 months before I was born. They ask that not only because they know him to be a 20th century American but because they have read some of his books and his writings are utterly up to date, vital, lucid and convicting.. He was the acknowledged champion of historic Christianity and so his books are timeless and even recently a book of his family letters from his service in Europe in the First World War have appeared. Appreciation for him has never been higher and in 'What is Christianity?' you will find the best introduction to his convictions. I love the man and I love this book. Thank God for J. Gresham Machen." - Geoff Thomas

Ned B. Stonehouse, in his helpful Introduction, said, ""Machen was a singularly effective spokesman for Christianity for more than a score of years before his death on New Year's Day, 1937. Though his own books constitute the most significant record of what he had to say, they do not tell the complete story. Especially the public phases of his career as preacher, teacher, educator and citizen are illumined by the contents of the two volumes of sermons and addresses which are now made available to the general reader (the other volume being God Transcendant ). The present volume particularly discloses the rich diversity of his interests and activities as a Christian man and minister. . . May the publication of this volume serve, at least in a small way, to stimulate men to be concerned with the greatest questions, to mark the line where the truth lies, and to kindle love of the truth that they may be saved."

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. What is Christianity?

2. What the Bible Teaches about Jesus

3. The Witness of Paul

4. The Witness of the Gospels

5. The Virgin Birth of Christ

6. The Resurrection of Christ

7. Relations Between Jews and Christians

8. Christian Scholarship and Evangelism

9. Christian Scholarship and the Defense of the Gospel

10. Christian Scholarship and the Building Up of the Church

11. The Christian View of Missions

12. Christianity and Culture

13. History and Faith

14. The Modern Use of the Bible

15. The Christian and Human Relationships

16. The Church in the War

17. Facing the Facts Before God

18. Westminster Theological Seminary: Its Purpose and Plan

19. Consolations in the Midst of Battle

20. Servants of God or Servants of Men

21. Does Fundamentalism Obstruct Social Progress?

22. What Fundamentalism Stands for Now

23. Christianity and Liberty

24. The Responsibility of the Church in Our New Age

25. The Necessity of the Christian School

26. Mountains and Why We Love Them

27. The Benefits of Walking

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THE RISEN CHRIST CONQUERS MARS HILL: Classic Discourses on Paul's Ministry in Athens
Manton, Watson, Edwards, Davies, Dick, Thornwell, Eadie, Ryle, Warfield, Stonehouse, Van Til & Bahnsen, Foreword by Sinclair Ferguson

We have gathered together a full dozen champions of the faith to expound upon Paul's ministry in Athens. It is believed that traversing this powerful passage in Acts 17 will deepen our faith in the risen and conquering Lord. We have decided to list these works in the order in which they were delivered, thus Thomas Manton is first and Greg Bahnsen is last. Although there will certainly be some repetition of thoughts and ideas, it is believed that the various gifts and approaches of each man will give a freshness to each discourse.

Sinclair Ferguson wrote the Foreword in which he says, "From the opening exposition of a seventeenth century Westminster Divine to the closing expositions of three twentieth century scholars associated with Westminster Seminary, 'The Risen Christ Conquers Mars Hill' is a brilliantly conceived compilation of studies calculated both to educate and to stimulate. Paul's great sermon to the intellectual elite of a declining Athens is one of the great moments in Church history. It well repays careful study for its foundational theology, its methodology as a presentation of the gospel of God to a pagan audience, and for the passion for Christ that lay behind it. Here is careful theological exegesis, biblical doctrine, practical application, and sharp-edged apologetics all in one volume. The result? A book that cannot fail to instruct the mind, encourage confidence in the gospel's integrity, and challenge the church to a new boldness in witnessing to our paganism-restoring culture."

Dr. Samuel Waldron said the following about this upcoming volume: "Few passages are as important as Acts 17 for the subjects of apologetics and evangelism in this post-modern age. And few passages have over the years been more badly misinterpreted than Paul's address to the Areopagus in Athens. Let me especially commend the articles by Stonehouse, Bahnsen, and Van Til towards the end of this volume. They are worth the price by themselves."

Dr. Robert Paul Martin added, "Paul's address at Mars Hill gives us a glimpse into how the gospel was effectively preached in a thoroughly pagan culture, such as the one in which we now live. Gleaning the best treatments of this address from past ages, Solid Ground has given us a primer on how to speak to our contemporaries."

(1) Thomas Manton (1620-1677) - Sermon Upon Acts 17:30-31

(2) Thomas Watson (1620-1686) - The Day of Judgment Asserted

(3) Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) - The Final Judgment: or, The World Judged Righteously by Jesus Christ

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(5) John Dick (1764-1833) - Paul in Athens, from 'Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles'

(6) James H. Thornwell (1812-1862) - The Necessity and Nature of Christianity

(7) John Eadie (1810-1876) - Paul at Athens, from Chapter 10, 'Paul the Preacher'

(8) J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) - Athens, from 'The Upper Room'

(9) B.B. Warfield (1851-1921) - False Religions and the True, from 'Biblical, Theological Studies'

(10) Ned B. Stonehouse: (1902-1962) - The Areopagus Address, from the Tyndale New Testament Lecture, 1949

(11) Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987) - Paul at Athens, a Booklet

(12) Greg Bahnsen (1948-1995) - The Encounter of Jerusalem with Athens, from 'Always Ready'

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SIN, AND THE UNFOLDING OF SALVATION: The Three Year's Course of Theological Lectures Delivered at Spurgeon's Pastor's College
David Gracey, Introduction by Thomas Spurgeon

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to attend the famous Pastor's College founded by Charles H. Spurgeon? We have had a good taste of that privilege as we have read and delighted in LECTURES TO MY STUDENTS by Spurgeon himself. But what about the other classes? What were they like? Thankfully, with this reprint of SIN, AND THE UNFOLDING OF SALVATION by David Gracey we are finally able to see and hear what the students were taught about the Doctrine of Systematic Theology, the Doctrine of Sin, the Doctrine of Christ, and the Doctrine of Salvation.

In the words of the Preface, "We are persuaded that the volume will be a valuable contribution to the Christological literature of the day. Mr. Gracey ever gives prominence to the Person and Work of the Saviour; though unfolding fully the dark and doleful character of sin, he does so under the light of the Gospel, and with the hope of the Gospel shining clear in view. Theology, in his treatment of it, is never a dry science, but a vital, palpitating reality, fresh and beautiful, attractive and inspiring. Having strong convictions, based upon the Word of God, which he hesitates not to express in clear and convincing language, he necessarily exposes and opposes with all his force the erroneous opinions which meet him in the way. He always, however, deals in a courteous and Christian spirit with those from whom he differs; always stating their case fairly, while with strong though gentle hand he demolishes their arguments." - Archibald McCaig

"I am absolutely shocked that this volume has been buried for more than 100 years. David Gracey was a man greatly gifted by God to train men for the ministry, and his passion for the Lord and for the lost pours forth on every page. His opening lecture to his students masterfully introduces the men to the significance of both Theology and Religion, and the intimate relationship they bear to each other. His survey of the intellectual movements which have acted and re-acted upon Christianity through the centuries is absolutely breathtaking. Upon completing the lecture, having read it aloud, I sat stunned. WHAT A TREASURE!! His lectures on Sin (of which there are seven) and Salvation (of which there are nine) are steeped in Scripture. What a distinct privilege to introduce this man and this volume to the people of God in such a dark and needy time. May the Lord use Professor Gracey once again to equip the saints for the works of service to the eternal good of their souls, and the everlasting blessing of lost sinners." - the Publisher

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction by Thomas Spurgeon

Preface by Archibald McCaig

Lecture I - Introduction to Theology

Lecture II - System, Method and Order in Theological Study

Lecture III - The Aim and Spirit of Theological Study

Lecture IV - Sin

Lecture V - Nature of Sin

Lecture VI - Sin in its Relation to the Law

Lecture VII - Sin in Man

Lecture VIII - The Cause of Total Depravity

Lecture IX - Imputation of Sin

Lecture X - The Outlook of Sinners

Lecture XI - Salvation

Lecture XII - Scriptural Expressions Relating to Salvation

Lecture XIII - The Unforlding of Salvation in Prophecy

Lecture XIV - The Saviour

Lecture XV - Ancient and Modern Views as to the Person of the Saviour

Lecture XVI - The Work of the Redeemer

Lecture XVII - The Relation Between Christ's Engagements

Lecture XVIII - The Effects of Christ's Reconciliation upon Men

Lecture XIX - The Aspects of the Atonement

DAVID GRACEY (1841-1893) was brought to the Lord during the great revival of 1859, and shortly entered Glasgow University, with a view of preparing himself for the work of the ministry. While studying at the university, and working as a city missionary, he had the privilege of hearing Mr. Spurgeon, on his visit to Glasgow, in 1861, and at once came under the spell of the great preacher, and rested not till be became associated with him in his noble work. Coming to the Pastor's College, as a student and assistant tutor, he soon became fully engaged in tutorial work, and upon the retirement of the late venerable George Rogers, in 1879, he became Principal and Theological Tutor, in which capacity he continued to serve the College with credit to himself, and untold benefit to the students, until his lamented death on February 9th, 1893.

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I CAN PLAY TOO! Life-Changing Lessons from a Three-Legged Dog
Sharman Martin, with Photographs from Karim Shamsi-Basha

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ON THE WINGS OF GRACE ALONE: The Testimonies of Thirty Converted Roman Catholics
Edited by Richard M. Bennett and Glenn R. Diehl

It has often been said that all roads lead to Rome. That was true for those who contributed to the writing of this book. However, the road to Rome was a road that led them away from Jesus Christ. It was a road that led to a lack of peace with God and finally would have led them to eternal damnation. These thirty former Catholics discovered that the Roman Catholic Church was teaching things that were completely opposite to what the Bible taught.

Preface

1. Peter Slomski - From Polish Catholicism to Trusting Christ Alone

2. Bernie Hertel - Treadmills, Bondage, Tombstones, an Grace

3. Alexander Lennox - Snake Poisoned, Then More Than Revived

4. Jim Tetlow - From Religion to Relationship

5. Cynthia B. Lindstedt - A Matter of Life...and Death

6. John S. Lindstedt - Three Strikes and You're In!

7. A.J. Krause - From Darkness to Light

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9. Michael F. Scotto - Do You Read the Scriptures?

10. Gearoid Marley - A Testimony of God's Sovereign Grace

11. Kirk Patrick Haggerty - The Turning Point

12. Arnold Urbonas - From the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of Light

13. Jackie Alnor - From Ritual to Relationship

14. Joe Mizzi - The Weight of Responsibility to Accountability in Christ

15. Matthew Cserhati - Grace in Christ in Hungary

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17. Stan P. Weber - Falling In Love with the Biblical Jesus

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24. Paul Smith - From Confusion to Understanding

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26. Henry Nowakowski - A Catholic Priest Born from Above

27. Joe Flahive - A Great Sinner Coming to Know the Only Savior Jesus

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STUDIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENTClassic Essays to Show the Perpetuity of the Old Testament as a Living Book for All Ages
Austin Phelps, author of 'The Still Hour'

Austin Phelps (1820-1890) was a congregational minister, a professor of sacred rhetoric and homiletics, and later a president of Andover Theological Seminary. He wrote several books which were widely read, but none as much as "The Still Hour." Some of the subjects covered are quite unique, such as "Absence of God, in Prayer", "Unhallowed Prayer", "Distrust in Prayer", "Indolence in Prayer" and "Idolatry in Prayer." This is a book that will both convict and encourage. It is perfect alike for the new believer and the aged saint who has walked with Christ for decades.

"Comforting, convicting, and correcting, Phelps's 'Still Hour' is the best short book a Christian can read to stir up his or her sluggish soul and lay hold of God afresh by means of biblical, heartfelt prayer." --Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

What is said about THE STILL HOUR deserves to be said about STUDIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. The opening essay on "The Prophet of the Broken Heart" and the closing chapter on "Christ the Centre of Biblical Thought" are truly worth the price of the book, but all of the other 22 chapters are soul-stirring and heart-warming as well.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. The Prophet of the Broken Heart - Jeremiah 9:1

II. God works with Minorities who are working for Him - 2 Chronicles 20:15,17

III. A Model of Prayer in Emergencies - 2 Chronicles 14:11

IV. An Ancient Revival of Religion - 2 Chronicles 15:8,9,12-15

V. Christian Alliances with Wicked Men - 2 Chronicles 19:2

VI. Honoring God's House - 2 Chronicles 24:4,5,13

VII. Presumption in the Worship of God - 2 Chronicles 26:16-20

VIII. Fidelity to the Religion of a Godly Ancestry - 2 Chronicles 17:3-5

IX. The Lost Son of a Godly Father - 2 Chronicles 28:19,22,23,25

X. The Godly Son of an Ungodly Father - 2 Chronicles 29:1,2; 31:20,21

XI. The Prodigal Son of Godly Parents - 2 Chronicles 33:12,13

XII. The Twin Serpents - Genesis 4:8-13

XIII. Avowed Enemies of Religion - 2 Chronicles 32:9-16

XIV. A Talk with Young People about Josiah - 2 Chronicles 34:1-3

XV. An Ancient Model of Youthful Temperance - Daniel 1:8

XVI. The Lost Bible - 2 Chronicles 34:14,20,21

XVII. Good Men who are not Churchmen - Jeremiah 35:18,19

XVIII. Intertwining of God's Plans with the Plans of Men - Jeremiah 52:8-11

XIX. The Kingdoms that die, and the Kingdom that lives - Daniel 2:44,45

XX. Fruitless Convictions of Sin - Daniel 5:1,5,6,25-28,30

XXI. The Men in the Fire - Daniel 3:16-18

XXII. The Man in the Lions' Den - Daniel 6:21-23

XXIII. The Fulfillment of Prophecy in the Career of Cyrus - 2 Chronicles 36:22,23

XXIV. Christ the Centre of Biblical Thought - Daniel 7:13,14

In the Author's Introductory Note he explains the reason for publishing this work: "These studies of the Old Testament were originally published in one of our most widely-circulated religious papers. So many persons have expressed a wish for them in a more permanent form, that they are now gathered into this volume. Slight changes have been made, -- a change in the order of topics, an occasional enlargement or alteration of paragraphs, and a few corrections. If the volume serves to illustrate, in any degree, how ancient and neglected Scriptures may be revived in the popular interest, and thus to show the perpetuity of the Old Testament as a living book for all ages, the object of this republication will be accomplished." - Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass. - Oct. 1, 1878.

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THE NEW BIRTHThe Work of the Holy Spirit in True Conversion
Austin Phelps, the author of "The Still Hour"

According to the Author, "The first four chapters of this volume have appeared, substantially, in the 'Bibliotheca Sacra' for the current year. By special arrangement with the publisher of that Quarterly they are now reissued, with one additional chapter. If my brethren in the ministry, Sabbath-school teachers, and other thoughtful Christians, find suggestions in these pages which help them, either in their own Christian culture or in their efforts to win souls to Christ, my chief object in this publication will be gained. I cannot but hope, also, that thinking men who do not own the Christian name will find here the Way of Salvation, commended to them by the same intuitions and calm reasonings by which they are accustomed to judge of truth in other things." - Austin Phelps, Andover Theological Seminary, Nov. 15, 1866.

"It is thoroughly practical, appealing continuously to the religious sensibilities of every reader." - A Review of the Original Volume

CHAPTER ONE - CONVERSION ITS NATURE

1. Faith of Common Sense in the Necessity of Conversion

2. Biblical Emblems of Conversion

3. Conversion Not a Ritual Change

4. Conversion Not a Constitutional Change

5. Conversion Not a Mystical Change

6. Conversion a Radical Change

-Counterfeits of Conversion

-A Converted Man, a New Man

-Character Under the Law of Perpetuity

-Conversion the Supreme Change

CHAPTER TWO - REGENERATION THE WORK OF GOD

1. What do we Mean by Divine Sovereignty in Regeneration?

2. Regeneration a Solitary Disclosure of God

3. Biblical View of the Supernatural in the New Birth

4. Experience of the New Birth Suggestive of a Supernatural Cause

-God Suggested by the Manner of Conversion

-God Suggested by the Magnitude of Conversion

-God Suggested by the Phenomena of Revivals

-God Suggested by Unconscious Conversion

5. Moral Uses of the Doctrine of Supernatural Regeneration

-The Profound Nature of Depravity

-The Harmony of Truth with Mind

-Man's Renewal, a Work Worthy of God

-The Lowliness of God

-The Holy Spirit a Personal Friend

-The Law of Dependence

CHAPTER THREE - TRUTH THE INSTRUMENT OF REGENERATION

1. Biblical View of Truth as Power

2. The Instrumentality of Truth a Fact in Regeneration

3. The Mode in which Truth Acts in Regeneration

4. The Simplicity of Regeneration

5. The Evidences of Conversion Intelligible to Common Sense

6. Creed Essential to Character

7. Christianity Independent of Fine Art

8. The True Ideal of the Pulpit

CHAPTER FOUR - RESPONSIBILITY AS RELATED TO SOVEREIGNTY IN THE NEW BIRTH

1. Difficulties of the Subject Practical

2. The Sense of Responsibility an Intuition

3. Responsibility not Destroyed by Depravity

4. Biblical Theory of Responsibility

5. Ability the Measure of Obligation

6. Responsibility and Sovereignty Harmonious

7. How to Answer the Inquiry, "What Must I do to be Saved?"

-Repentance and Faith Practicable, like other Duties

-The Dependence of Guilt more Absolute than the Dependence of Necessity

-Grace not Justice

-Encouragement to Immediate Repentance

-The Ruin of the Soul its own Work

CHAPTER FIVE - THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1. The Sacredness of a Christian Being

2. The Restoration of Lost Self-Respect

3. The Intensity of Regenerate Love

4. The Working of the Spirit by Discoverable Laws

-The Law of Harmony with other Revelations of God

-The Law of Harmony with the Nature of Mind

-The Law of Co-operation

-The Law of Sanctification by Prayer

-The Law of Trust in a Divine Plan

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CROSS ENCOUNTERS: A Decade of Gospel Conversations
Tony Miano with a Foreword by Pastor Geoffrey Kirkland

"DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST" were amongst the last words of admonition the Apostle Paul gave to his young son in the faith Timothy before he died. The church and all those in the ranks of her ministry have wrestled with these words ever since. TONY MIANO is a man with a deep and passionate desire to fulfill those words. In this book he seeks to take you along with him as he shares the glorious gospel with an incredible diversity of people. This is not a book for the faint of heart, but it is a book for those genuinely seeking to understand and obey Paul's words to Timothy. Take up and read!

"A resource such as 'Cross Encounters: A Decade of Gospel Conversations', where conversations are transcribed, proves to instruct, humble, and stir us up to zealous evangelism. Let God's people read this volume with gospel-believing gladness and with humble delight in observing how God uses faithful witnesses to speak His gospel to the lost so that the Spirit of grace may grant new birth!

The Word of God tells us that Jesus went about 'doing good' (Acts 10:38) and we also know from Scripture that Jesus relentlessly devoted Himself to preaching all over Israel (Luke 4:44; 9:6). May we read 'Cross Encounters' with a prayerful heart, a captivated spirit, a lowly gladness, and a renewed resolve, all shrouded with an indomitable confidence in the absolute sovereignty of God to save sinners through the faithful telling of the gospel. And in the end, let us faithfully proclaim Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2) and fervently pray that the Word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified (2 Thessalonians 3:1). To God be the glory." - from the Foreword by Pastor Geoffrey Kirkland, Christ Fellowship Bible Church of St. Louis

"Tony Miano's book, 'Cross Encounters' is a gripping account of actual conversations between a gospel-pleading evangelist and those who desperately need to hear the good news that Jesus saves. Knowing myself personally about his ministry of open air preaching, I am genuinely thankful for Tony--and others like him--who stand boldly on the front lines of the world's hostile unbelief, and yet who remain, as Christian preachers, steadfastly unafraid to lovingly proclaim salvation by faith alone in Christ. Would to God that there were many more like Tony who risk inevitable ridicule for their faith (and soon perhaps even strong persecution for their very public testimony). They simply do this in the hopes of seeing sinners bow their knees in humble adoration to God the Father for the gift of His Son! I therefore encourage you, if indeed you are already a Christian, to scrutinize this volume and see for yourself how important and vital evangelism truly is to our decadent and dying culture. If you are not a Christian however, I nevertheless implore you to embark upon a careful reading of this book's many personal experiences of Tony's witnessing to others, and I earnestly pray that you may stake your own eternal destiny solely on the Lord Jesus Christ, personally encountering His glorious cross." - Lance Quinn, Senior Pastor, Thousand Oaks Bible Church, Thousand Oaks, California

"Tony Miano provides something that few do. He provides real life examples from a real life evangelist regarding real life evangelism encounters. Miano is not someone who speaks primarily to professed Christians inside church meeting houses, but is someone who has spent many years proclaiming good news to the lost in the open air. This volume provides just a taste of those many Gospel encounters. From the aspiring evangelist desiring to know how, to the veteran preacher who needs encouragement, this book will be a blessing. Here, a man leaves his footprints in the poorly traveled path of guts-and-grit evangelism, in the hopes that others follow. They should." - Pastor Jordan (JD) Hall, Fellowship Church of Sidney, MT

"'Cross Encounters: A Decade of Gospel Conversations' should be in the hands of every Christian, and in the hands of every lost person those Christians desperately desire to see rescued from the tight and relentless clutches of Satan and his minions. It is an invaluable blueprint for public evangelism, and a captivating clarion for those still in darkness who need to know that others before them, ensnared in the same trap, have been delivered from captivity and death by a gracious, merciful and loving Emancipator, the sinless and holy and righteous King who is a friend of sinners, Jesus the Christ." - Chris Arnzen, Host of Iron Sharpens Iron Radio

"Sadly, there are incalculable amounts of churches in America that are heedlessly abandoning the practice of evangelism. Tony Miano's new book carefully elucidates the necessity of evangelism and adjures his readers to yield and obey the indispensable command of Matthew 28:18-20. Miano provides innumerable illustrations and personal anecdotes of more than a decade of evangelistic ventures that are analogous to Ichabod Spencer's historical classic, 'Pastor's Sketches.' Without reservation, I highly recommend Tony's new book to anyone who has an inexpressible love for sinners, and aspires to see the fruition of evangelism." - Dr. Sonny L. Hernandez, Military Chaplain and Evangelist for JeremiahCry Ministries

"I recently read, with great delight and enjoyment, Tony Miano's latest book entitled 'Cross Encounters: A Decade of Gospel Conversations.' I had a hard time putting down the book. 'Cross Encounters' is a practical, biblical, and theologically accurate book on all sorts of evangelistic methodologies: from open-air preaching, to passing out gospel tracts, to sharing Christ at the local shopping mall. If you are looking for practical ways to do the work of an evangelist and how to engage people in gospel conversations, then this book is for you. Anyone considering the somewhat fearful task of wading into the unknown waters of evangelistic outreach will be inspired, instructed, and motivated to plunge right in and see what God will choose to do. I wholeheartedly commend 'Cross Encounters: A Decade of Gospel Conversations' to you. You will love this book!" - Al Baker, Ordained preacher in the Presbyterian Church in America; Revival and evangelistic preacher with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication

Preface

Foreword by Pastor Geoffrey Kirkland

The Burglar: A Parable of the Gospel

Section I: Street Corner Conversations

Evangelism Tip #1: 'Why Do You Carry a Cross?'

Gaia Defeated at the Cross

Russ and Chanelle: It Doesn't Take a Long Time

Tricia's Trauma and False Hope

Jared's Dinosaur Defense Dismissed

'Should I Still Honor My Father?'

Evangelism Tip #2: Friendship Evangelism

Spiritual Tug-of- War

Wayne Was Compelled to Stop

Section II: Fishing at the Local Mall

Evangelism Tip #3: Mall Evangelism

All He Wanted Was 60 Cents

'I Want to Talk about God'

Did Timothy Become a 'Timothy'?

Maria's Theological Mess

Ten Words in ASL

Section III: The Power of a Bible

400 Bibles Delivered and One Received

Was It the Sound of Salvation?

Section IV: Abortion Clinic (Abortuary) Ministry

My First Abortuary Conversation

Evangelism Tip #4: The 'Parachute' Analogy

Maggie's Informed Decision

Part V: Planes, Trains, and College Campuses - Evangelism Anywhere

Burt, a Broken Man

The Quittance of Quisha

It Happened for Jocelyn's Sake

Evangelism Tip #5: 'Hello, Officer!'

Isaac's Search for Forgiveness

Discipleship at 30,000

Lost Between Catholicism and Christianity

Section VI: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors

Nargis Knows the Way

Making Much of the Messiah to Mohammed

Appendices

Appendix 1: The Gospel According to Satan

Appendix 2: Starting an Abortuary Ministry

Appendix 3: Scriptures for Abortion Clinic Ministry

Appendix 4: Pastor Chuck O'Neal's Roman Catholicism Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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Introduction by Philip E. Hughes and Frank Colquhoun

1. GOD'S CROWNING GIFT

2. WIDESPREAD MISUNDERSTANDING

3. GOVERNING SANCTIONS

4. THE PENECOSTAL GIFT

5. RECEIVING THE SPIRIT

6. WALKING BY THE SPIRIT

7. THE FULNESS OF THE SPIRIT

8. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH

9. THE LEADING OF THE SPIRIT

10. ASSURANCE AND HOPE

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FROM GRACE TO GLORY: A Present Day Journey Through John Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress'
CAROLYN STALEY

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Carolyn Staley has been serving as a pastor's wife for over 45 years and she has been laboring over this exposition of PILGRIM'S PROGRESS for the last ten years.

In her own words from her Preface we read: 'My journey to the Celestial City began at the age of nineteen when the Lord opened my heart, brought me to the Lord Jesus Christ, and saved me by his grace. In those early days as a young Christian, my tendency toward morbid introspection caused great mental anguish concerning the assurance of my salvation. During that dark period, I first became acquainted with John Bunyan when I was given two of his books, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and The Pilgrim's Progress. At first I was actually afraid to read them, afraid that they would confirm my worst fears.

However, as I began to read and ponder these works written so long ago, a glimmer of hope began to arise in my mind. I was not alone after all! John Bunyan suffered the very same things and wrote of them. At last I could give a name to the spiritual turmoil I had so often experienced. It was the murky Slough of Despond. The tormenting fear that so often held my heart and mind captive also had a name, Doubting Castle, baronial estate of Giant Despair. Thus I felt an immediate affinity with the humble tinker of Bedford that greatly encouraged me in those first days of my own pilgrimage.

Many years later when I was asked to teach The Pilgrim's Progress to our teenagers in Sunday school, I gladly accepted the challenge and began an in-depth study of that great work. Using those early lessons as a foundation, I later expanded and revised them into a series of thirty meditational studies that were published in Adam's Rib, a monthly periodical especially designed for Christian women. These meditations provided the framework for an even more comprehensive study that resulted in the writing of this book.

I truly believe that we write best of what we have learned from personal experience. At this point in my own journey, I have covered much of the ground that John Bunyan's pilgrim did and met the same characters he encountered along the way. As a result, I am well acquainted with the places Christian visited, as well as the trials, temptations, and difficulties he faced. An added benefit from the Lord is the privilege of being married to a godly pastor who faithfully expounds and teaches the Word of God. For the past forty-five years, I have served by my husband's side as his helper and co-laborer. The experience I have gained through the years and the spiritual lessons learned have been of invaluable assistance in giving me a more thorough understanding of The Pilgrim's Progress.

This best known work by John Bunyan is a captivating story told in a highly dramatic setting; but for those with eyes to see, it is much more than that. The truths of which he wrote are just as relevant to the people of God today as when he penned them in the 17th century. Therefore, every true child of God will find that he is on familiar ground when reading of Christian and his journey to the Celestial City."

A strong endorsement was sent by Mack Tomlinson, Pastor of Providence Chapel, Denton, Texas-

"I am so glad this wonderful commentary on John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' will soon be available! I have been looking forward to it for a long time. When I first read through the manuscript, some of my first thoughts were, "This is wonderful! Here is insightful interpretation, rich exposition, and wonderful practical application for the Christian life--this is truly quality, insightful, and excellent in every way!" Carolyn Staley has truly captured Bunyan's heart in understanding his classic work.

From the introduction and all the way through all fifty-three chapters of the wonderful work, Mrs. Staley has provided a marvelous gift to God's people in writing this superb work of exposition on Bunyan's masterful allegory. This book possibly breaks brand new ground in expounding on Bunyan's character of Christian as he journeys to the celestial city. While reading, I gained valuable new insights on certain points I have never seen or considered, and Bunyan's views on certain points were opened to me more than ever.

As is stated in the preface, the author considers at length the characters and places of Christian's pilgrimage, and has successfully endeavored to interpret Bunyan's lessons in light of the truth of Scripture. One of the great blessings of the book is the great number of scripture passages Mrs. Staley uses to interpret Bunyan's truth on the Christian life and journey. What a marvelous group study this volume will make! I heartily recommend it for that specifically.

Especially for those who have never read The Pilgrim's Progress, this book will yield rich treasures as one reads it along with Bunyan's work or just reads it by itself. Carolyn Staley has given Christ's church a marvelous book for generations to come, and I hope everyone who hears of it will buy it. I am persuaded that those who read it will be very thankful they did!"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

Prologue

PART ONE: THE JOURNEY COMMENCES

1. The City of Destruction Complex: Its Description, Nature, and Citizens

2. Escape from the City!

3. Trouble at the Outset

4. Unexpected Fall into the Slough of Despond

PART TWO: ENCOUNTER WITH A STRANGER

5. Sidetracked by Dangerous Counsel

6. By-Path to the Village of Morality

7. The Secret Place of Thunder

PART THREE: WITH THE FORCE OF A LODESTONE

8. The Light that Leads to the Wicket Gate

9. Beatitude of Sovereign Grace

10. Through the Wicket Gate!

PART FOUR: THE JOURNEY CONTEMPLATED

11. Our Race to Eternal Glory

12. Onward to Zion by the Road Less Traveled

PART FIVE: A VAST TREASURE HOUSE

13. Portrait in the Entrance Hall

14. Invaluable Instruction by the Master Teacher

PART SIX: DELIVERANCE AND RELEASE

15. Gateway to the City

16. A Troubling Question

PART SEVEN: WAYFARING STRANGERS BUT NOT TRUE PILGRIMS

17. The Ever-Present Danger of Carnal Security: Simple, Sloth, and Presumption

18. The Ever-Present Danger of Carnal Security: Formalist and Hypocrisy

PART EIGHT: WHEN TROUBLES SEEM LIKE MOUNTAINS

19. An Unexpected Impediment!

20. Incident in the Arbor

21. Alone in the Dark!

PART NINE: A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS

22. Haven by the Wayside

23. Family Life in the Palace Beautiful

24. The Palace Framework and Remarkable History

PART TEN: OUT OF THE DEPTHS

25. Descent into the Valley of Humiliation

26. The Valley of Humiliation Contemplated

27. Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death

28. Journey out of Darkness

PART ELEVEN: CHANCE ENCOUNTERS ALONG THE WAY

29. The Cave of the Giants

30. One Brother Meets Another

31. Anatomy of a Hypocrite

32. Profitable Encounter with a Beloved Friend

PART TWELVE: "NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS"

33. Incident in the Town of Vanity

34. Tried in the Court of Vanity Fair!

35. Beauty for Ashes

36. The Subtle Snare of Covetousness: By-ends of Fair-speech

37. The Subtle Snare of Covetousness: A Man Named Demas

PART THIRTEEN: BESIDE THE STILL WATERS

38. A Season of Refreshing

PART FOURTEEN: BEWARE THE "WAY THAT SEEMETH RIGHT"

39. Remove Not the Ancient Landmark!

40. Stile into By-Path Meadow

41. Prisoners in Doubting Castle!

42. Warning to Future Travelers

PART FIFTEEN: THE HEART OF EMMANUEL'S LAND

43. Between Two Vastly Different Worlds

44. The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains

45. A Call to Higher Ground

PART SIXTEEN: THROUGH MANY A DANGER, TOIL, AND SNARE

46. Spiritual Ignorance and its Bitter Fruit

47. The Assault and Robbery of Little-Faith

48. Beware of the Flatterer!

49. Dangerous Trek Across the Enchanted Ground

50. A Tribute to Godís Amazing Grace

51. The Never-Ending Battle for the Christianís Mind

PART SEVENTEEN: IN THE PRESENCE OF THE KING!

52. Almost Home! The Delights of Beulah Land

53. Nearing the Shore! The Passing of a Pilgrim

54. Jerusalem the Golden!

Epilogue

End Notes

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GOD CHOSE TO SAVE: Why Man Cannot and Will Not be Saved Apart from Election
Joseph M. Bianchi

In God Chose to Save, God's wonderful plan of election is explained in a clear and readable fashion. Rather than stacking a dizzying array of verses together to 'prove a point,' the author explains various texts as they pertain to the overall themes of the Bible. Charitable, yet completely honest, this book needs to be read by all Christians who desire to walk more closely with the Sovereign Lord of the Universe!

ďSimple, clear, biblical, Reformed, and persuasive, Bianchiís book is a great resource for those seeking to know Godís answer to the question, ĎWhy is one person saved, but another is not?íĒ --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids

"Joseph M Bianchi's 'God Chose to Save'†is more than a useful introduction to the Reformed doctrines of salvation.† It is, moreover, an insightful and biblically clear exposition from which both inquirers and defenders of the doctrines of grace may benefit richly.† In setting forth man's total depravity, God's sovereign election, and Christ's effectual atonement, Bianchi brings us as worshipers before the God of all grace and leaves us with a solid ground of joyful assurance through our union with Christ in faith." -Richard Phillips, is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Adjunct Professor at Westminster Theological Seminary.

"In 'God Chose to Save', author Joe Bianchi presents an irenic, easy-to-follow discussion of the nature of the gospel and the necessity of God's gracious act of divine election. By raising thematic issues (rather than lists of texts), Bianchi invites the reader to consider well the consistency of their own view of the gospel. This work will find its place among those books we offer to others who have sincere questions about what it means to be Reformed." - James White, Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries, author of more than a dozen books including 'The Potters' Freedom,' 'Pulpit Crimes' and 'The God Who Justifies'

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THE GOLDEN SCEPTRE Held Forth to the HumbleA Classic Exposition and Application of 2nd Chronicles 7:14 to the People of God
John Preston

JOHN PRESTON (1587-1628) John Preston was an English Puritan minister of the church, and master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

On Sunday, 20 July 1628, when he lay dying, they asked him if he feared death, now that it was so close. "No," whispered Preston; "I shall change my place, but I shall not change my company."

"Based on the well-known text, 2nd Chronicles 7:14, 'The Golden Sceptre' discusses several major practical subjects related to Christian living in a biblical, doctrinal, practical, and experiential manner. These subjects include affliction, humiliation, seeking God's face, turning from evil, forgiveness of sin, and sin itself. Like all of his other books, John Preston writes in a powerful and moving way, excelling in illustrations. Highly recommended! -Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

"A vigorous of the probe, accompanied with abundance of healing balsam, is the general character of works on divinity that bear the date of our young Protestantism, even where the controversy is not so much as touched upon. So it is in this instance. We are covetous of such books. They startle by boldness of expression, by the stern energy of reproff and expostulation. They terrify, by the unvarnished display of those 'terrors of the Lord' which modern refinement love to wrap in circumlocution: and they win, by their striking views of Christ, in all the tenderness, all the fulness of his glorious character. Dr. Preston may be sasfely placed on the same shelf with Flavel, so far as this book enables us to judge." - Charlotte Elizabeth, from 'The Christian Lady's Magazine

"If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - 2nd Chronicles 7:14

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1) On Affliction

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