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THE WORKS OF THOMAS ADAMS
In Three Beautiful Hardcover Volumes
Thomas Adams

THOMAS ADAMS WAS THE SHAKESPEARE OF THE PURITANS!

Thomas Adams (1583-1652) was a powerful preacher, a much-quoted writer, and an influential divine. Prominent leaders in church and state, such as John Donne and the earl of Pembroke, were among his friends.

Adams sermons have been admired since their first printing; the 'placed him beyond all comparison in the van of the preachers of England, and had something to do with shaping John Bunyan. His numerous works display great learning, classical and patristic. And are unique in their abundance of stories, anecdotes, aphorisms, and puns' (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition).

Alexander B. Grosart wrote of him: "Thomas Adams stands in the forefront of our great English preachers. He is not as sustained as Jeremy Taylor, nor so continuously sparkling as Thomas Fuller, but he is surpassingly eloquent and brilliant, and much more thought-laden than either."

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VOLUME ONE - Sermons on the Old Testament (526 pages)

There are 25 full sermons covering texts drawn from Genesis - Daniel.

VOLUME TWO - Sermons on the New Testament (578 pages)

There are 32 full sermons from Matthew - Hebrerws.

VOLUME THREE - Remaining Sermons on the New Testament and Meditations on the Apostles Creed (386 pages)

This volume also includes a 56 page Memoir of Thomas Adams

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NEWPORT PARTICULAR BAPTIST COMMENTARY SERIES
John Gill, Samuel E. Pierce, C.H. Spurgeon, James Haldane, Samuel Stennett

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(1) COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF GENESIS by John Gill

This volume is presented for the first time in two hundred years in a new easy-to-read format, complete and unabridged from the pen of one of the leading Bible expositors of the eighteenth century. Making skillful use of an extensive acquaintance with Jewish rabbinical literature and other ancient historical writings, John Gill brings before the reader a narrative of uncommon interest, woven within a substantial, reliable exposition of this important book. First published in 1763. Bound in grade B black cloth vellum with gold stamping and colored dustjacket. 836 pages.

(2) AN EXPOSITION OF DEUTERONOMY 33: The Blessings of Moses on the Children of Israel by William Parkinson

The author of this unique Exposition of Deuteronomy 33, was pastor of the First Baptist Church, New York, for over thirty-five years and it was there that the essence of these sermons was first presented, beginning in 1828. In these two volumes (originally published separately, but now combined into one volume), Parkinson not only expounds the text itself, which has to do with the blessings pronounced by Moses upon each of the tribes of Israel, but brings to bear other related subjects in the Word of God which will aid in illuminating one’s overall understanding of biblical things. Interesting topics, ranging from the salvation of those dying in infancy to a discussion of what constituted the Urim and Thummim, are capably dealt with along the way. The exposition is presented as it should be?both literal and typical. Moses is herein portrayed as a type of Christ, who bestows blessings and appropriate admonitions upon His people for their good and His glory. Parkinson’s expressed desire was that these sermons 'in the hand of the Holy Spirit,' might 'be instrumental, in comforting believers?in awakening sinners?and in directing inquiring souls to Christ.'

First published in 1831 and 1839, our facsimile reprint includes a new nine-page biographical introduction and four illustrations (including two different portraits of Parkinson). We have corrected the original “errata” listed at the back of these books, as well as other typographical errors we discovered while cleaning up the pages for publication. This instructive and long awaited volume is the latest to appear in our Newport Commentary Series. 1134 pages, including a very helpful topical index. Clothbound hard-cover.

(3) EXPOSITION OF THE BOOK OF PSALMS: Set Forth as Prophetic of Christ and His Church by Samuel E. Pierce (2 vols.)

This two-volume set on the Psalms by Samuel Eyles Pierce (1746-1829) was formerly one of the scarcest of the full-length Scripture expositions to be found by this early nineteenth-century Baptist minister and author.

When we set out to publish this work, not a single library in the US or Canada listed it among their collections! And in Great Britain, only two libraries were shown to have the volumes. Over a century ago, C. H. Spurgeon in his well-known book Commenting and Commentaries (1885), stated that even in his day this set was "very scarce," while commending Pierce as one who "writes to comfort and edification" on the Psalms. We are therefore honored to make this work available once more to the present generation of Christians.

What makes Pierce's exposition unique among others on the Psalms is that he views the whole book (not just the "messianic" Psalms), as prophetic of Christ and His Church and expounds each chapter in accordance with this central theme. The result is a spiritually rich, Christ-centered treatise on this favorite Old Testament book. Pierce was a Christian very much in the mold of John Bunyan, and readers are sure to profit from a careful study of these books.

(4) COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW: The Gospel of the Kingdom by Charles H. Spurgeon

First published posthumously in 1893, the year following his death, this volume represents the only New Testament commentary written by Spurgeon and is reproduced here in a facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Passmore and Alabaster, Spurgeon’s publishers. To this 263-page work we have added portraits and other illustrations, but most importantly, a collection of selected unpublished letters to and from Spurgeon, as well as some of his manuscript book reviews and sermon outlines. Transcriptions of each of these has been provided, along with interesting information on the persons and subjects addressed in the correspondence. A glossy insert of color reproductions of some of the more significant letters is included and a previously unpublished work, “Letters on the Down-Grade Controversy, with Notes by Dr. Eric Hayden,” with additional Spurgeon letters, completes this volume. These important additions to our reprint of this fine commentary should make this a highly collectible book. Black cloth hardcover, with gold stamping and color dust-jacket. 70 illustrations. 384 pages.

(5) EXPOSITION OF THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER IN MATTHEW 13 by Samuel Stennett

This new edition of Samuel Stennett's Discourses on the Parable of the Sower, first published in 1785, has been completely re-typeset and includes the memoir of Stennett by Joseph Jenkins originally published in John Rippon's Baptist Annual Register in 1796.

In these six discourses, Stennett first gives a concise overview of parables in general and rules to assist in their interpretation. He then proceeds to cautions regarding the use and abuse of allegory, which can be wisely applied to other portions of Scripture as well. After discussing the leading ideas of this parable in particular, he carefully examines the four "soils" or kinds of hearers the Gospel comes to, which he designates as the inattentive, the enthusiastic, the worldly-minded and the sincere. In addition Stennett provides much sound counsel to those who sow the seed, or "Word of the Kingdom" and those who attend on the ministry of that Word.

(6) EXPOSITORY COMMENTARY ON JOHN'S GOSPEL by John Gill

This Exposition of the Gospel According to John was originally presented in the form of sermons delivered by John Gill to his London congregation, and then published in Volumes One and Two of the three - volume set entitled An Exposition of the New Testament (London: Aaron Ward, 1746-1748).

Gill’s Exposition of the Old and New Testaments has long been esteemed by all who love faithful exposition of God’s Word. In this first separate printing on the Gospel of John, the truths of God’s Word are set forth in a richly edifying manner. Drawing on a wealth of Rabbinical literature with which to illustrate the text, Gill presents the reader with a solid and sensible commentary while at the same time not losing sight of the spirituality of the Word, nor of its chief subject, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Dr. Greg Wills writes: "John Gill’s commentaries are among the best in the history of the Christian church. They are helpful like few others. Gill explains the text with un

A careful reading of these exceptional discourses will enrich one's understanding a great deal not only on this key New Testament passage but on the Lord's parables in general.

Samuel Stennett (1728-1795) was among the last of a long line of outstanding ministers produced by the remarkable Stennett family in England. His pastoral ministry extended over a period of 47 years at the Little Wild Street Baptist Chapel in London, first as assistant to his father Joseph Stennett and the last 37 years as sole minister to the congregation. His influence through both his preaching ministry and his books was widely significant.

usually sound judgment and sensitivity to the entire canonical context. With spiritual wisdom he is attentive also to the text’s application to Christian living. His knowledge of Jewish backgrounds and of the rabbinic tradition was probably unsurpassed in his generation. This knowledge affords him additional helpful insight into the scriptures. His commentary on the Gospel of John is greatly enriched by the unique perspective this expertise provides.

Baptists and other evangelicals in Gill’s day admired him for his learning and orthodoxy as well as for his spirituality. Evangelicals in London appreciated his uncommon wisdom in the scriptures and endowed a Wednesday lectureship for him. For two decades they sat attentively to hear his expositions of the Bible.

It is needless to remark that we will not agree with Gill at every point, but that does not detract in the least from the immense value of this commentary. Evangelicals of former generations, especially Baptists in England and America, deeply prized Gill’s commentaries. Those of our generation would do well to prize them again."

(7) AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS by William Pattison

Robert E. Pattison (1800-1874) brought years of pastoral experience as well as theological teaching to bear in writing this, 'his only literary monument.' First published in Boston in 1859, C. H. Spurgeon counted this work among the very best on this epistle, stating in his Commenting and Commentaries that it was 'A book to instruct intelligent, experienced believers,' and 'a model for a class-book, plain yet profound.' Includes a biographical essay on the author, an appendix containing Pattison's address to the Warren Baptist Association in which he contends that it is not the outward miracles that would now commend the gospel to others for consideration, but the inward miracle of the transformed life, which then outwardly through a commitment to piety may be effectually used of the Lord in the conversion of others, and a second appendix of a sermon by Hanserd Knollys on Ephesians 1:4. 264 pages.

(8) EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS by James A. Haldane

This heretofore scarce volume by the esteemed Scottish Baptist James Alexander Haldane (1768-1851) deserves a place among the finest commentaries on this New Testament epistle. Haldane had originally penned this work with a view towards writing a fuller exposition, but died before he could complete the task. Nonetheless these 'notes of an intended exposition' alone comprise a full and rich name of Biblical instruction.

Haldane's correspondence from his latter years revealed 'how much his mind was interested in the work' and 'had cost him so much thought and pleasant labor.' In the book of Hebrews, Haldane reminds us, 'the consideration of the surpassing dignity of the Son of God, by whom God had spoken in these last days' (p. 44), is the focal point of this entire epistle. 'Believers ought diligently to attend to whatever the Lord Jesus has said in His Word. The Gospel itself is the great truth, the belief of which is salvation, however great men's ignorance in other respects may be; yet nothing which God has said is to be over-looked, but everything is to be attended to as far as it is understood' (p. 45). Haldane, in faithfulness to the text, sets forth Christ as the one true Deliverer from sin as the Savior of His People.

C.H. Spurgeon's classic 'Commenting and Commentaries' was originally 'compiled for the use of ministers' as an aid in guiding his pastoral students in purchasing the best Bible commentaries for their libraries. Spurgeon was very well-read and well-qualified for such an appraisal. In his introductory 'Remarks upon the Catalog of Commentaries,' Spurgeon noted that the books 'most heartily recommended are listed with *** after the book.' In this select category was James A. Haldane's Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews (1860), to which Spurgeon appended the following comments: "a posthumous work issued not as a finished exposition, but as 'notes of an intended exposition.' Very valuable for all that."

Out of print since the first edition of 1860, this quality facsimile reprint is produced from Spurgeon's own personal copy, to which we've added Haldane's work on "The Duty of Self-Examination." This hardcover volume is 424 pages.

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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 soul’s 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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HONEY FROM THE ROCK: Daily Devotions from Young Kuyper
ABRAHAM KUYPER, Translated by James De Jong

A BRILLIANT NEW VOLUME OF DEVOTIONAL MEDITATIONS FROM THE HEART AND MIND OF A YOUNG ABRAHAM KUYPER. THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

James De Jong introduces this new volume with the following words_

"One cannot understand Abraham Kuyper apart from his meditations. The more one delves into them, the better one comes to know Abraham Kuyper.

…As a theological professor, he produced major theological works, many now being translated into English for the first time. Kuyper's amazing stamina and productivity, seen in these initiatives, were nurtured by the spirituality so transparent in his meditations. Kuyper did not wear his heart on his sleeve, but his meditations are the lens through which we are privileged to look into his soul.

The title Honey from the Rock is based on Psalm 81:16: “But you will be fed with the finest of wheat. I will satisfy you with honey from the rock.” While Kuyper never did write a meditation on this verse, it perfectly captures how he felt about meditating on Scripture. Communion with the Lord is sweet. It feeds the deepest hungers of the human spirit.

Spiritual nourishment comes from all parts of the Bible. This collection draws heavily from the Gospels, Psalms, New Testament Letters, and Old Testament Latter Prophets. But it also includes meditations based on passages from the Pentateuch, Former Prophets, and wisdom literature.

The themes and topics in this collection are rather wide ranging. Emphasis on personal assurance based on God’s covenant promises is prominent. So is God’s patience and long-suffering with his often-indifferent people. The power and glory of the Christian life are frequent motifs. Endurance and perseverance in the face of hardship appear consistently. The responsibilities of Christian parenting are regularly treated, as are the sad consequences of neglecting them. Formal, empty, powerless religious practice is often denounced, as are hypocrisy and religious practice for social recognition.

The meditations are equally emphatic against cultivating subjective religious experience as the basis for assurance; Kuyper unmasks the spiritual peril of such piety. He is graphic and candid about the power of sin in the lives of Christians as well as among unbelievers. For him, the Devil, sin, and hell are looming realities regularly referenced in his material. He emphasized the ministering power of angels in Christian experience. He stressed the urgency of vibrant Christian community, the Sabbath as a time of sacred refuge and renewal, and the centrality of worship and preaching and sacraments in the ministration of grace. Worldly diversion and the pursuit of material gain and human recognition elicit his warnings.

Kuyper does employ theological terms in these meditations: calling, election, adoption, regeneration, sanctification, atonement, and others. But he does so not to teach doctrine; he assumes that readers understand this vocabulary. He uses these terms only to stress the riches of fellowship with God. Kuyper’s handling of his chosen themes and topics, and his occasional use of theological terms, occur in a surprisingly fresh, creative style. His meditations are spiritually gripping and memorable."

ENDORSEMENTS

"Imagine opening a collection of meditations by the young Augustine, a young Martin Luther or John Calvin. In this new volume we find a collection of meditations by the young Abraham Kuyper, never before published in English translation. Here are the devotional thoughts of one of the most significant Protestant thinkers of the last 150 years and from the most formative period of his influential life. This treasure is both timeless and timely." —R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"I have been reading Kuyper's 'Near Unto God' collection of meditations for decades—so much so that I wore out my first copy. He is my favorite devotional writer. And now this wonderful collection of 200 more. I hope all who have come to appreciate Kuyper’s writings on politics and culture in recent years will now taste the spiritual sweetness of Honey from the Rock! —Richard J. Mouw, President emeritus, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Kuyper is best known for his Christian vision of cultural engagement. This is his legacy, but in Kuyper’s times he was beloved among the Reformed people in the first place for his weekly meditations. In these reflections on a Bible verse, Kuyper opened his heart to his readers by meditating about the personal relation with God in a creative, personal, and inspiring way. Of all Kuyper’s publications, his volumes with meditations sold best. His meditations seem largely to have been forgotten, and therefore it is more than apt that James de Jong translated one of the most famous volumes and presents the religious Kuyper to a new audience. If you want to learn to know Kuyper, his meditations are the best entree to his biography and work." - George Harrick, professor of history at the Free University of Amsterdam and Theological University of Kampen

ABRAHAM KUYPER (1837–1920) was one of the most extraordinary individuals of his time. A prolific intellectual and theologian, he founded the Free University in Amsterdam and was instrumental in the development of Neo-Calvinism. He was also an active politician, serving as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands beginning in 1874 and serving as Prime Minister from 1901 to 1905.

At this intersection of church and state, he devoted much of his writing towards developing a public theology. His passion was to faithfully understand and engage culture through a Christian worldview. The most famous example is his articulation of the doctrine of common grace. His work has influenced countless others, including Francis Schaeffer, Cornelius Van Til, and Alvin Plantinga.

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TO SEEK AND TO SAVE: Daily Reflections on the Road to the Cross
SINCLAIR FERGUSON

Journey with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem with these reflections for Lent by Sinclair Ferguson. As you walk through the second half of Luke’s Gospel, you'll meet the people Jesus encountered on the way to the cross—and prepare your heart to appreciate his death and resurrection afresh.

Each day you'll be invited to:

• Read a passage of Luke's Gospel and a short meditation by Sinclair Ferguson

• Reflect on a thought-provoking question

• Respond in prayer and praise as you journal

Pithy yet profound, these devotions will hold up a mirror to your own heart and, more importantly, give you a window into the heart of the Lord Jesus—the one who came to seek and to save the lost at Easter.

This is the perfect follow-up to Sinclair Ferguson's highly popular Advent devotional, Love Came Down at Christmas.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction and the Beginning of Lent 7

1. The First Week of Lent: Conversations on the Way 23

2. The Second Week of Lent: Meeting the Confused 43

3. The Third Week of Lent: The Path of Discipleship 63

4. The Fourth Week of Lent: Friends and Enemies 83

5. The Fifth Week of Lent: Towards the Cross 103

6. Holy Week and Easter Sunday: The Final Destination 123



INTRODUCTION by Ferguson

"We read a lot of poetry at school, but among my favourites were the vivid narratives in Geoffrey Chaucer’s 'The Canterbury Tales.'

There was something fascinating about the characters en route to Canterbury that Chaucer portrayed—pilgrims on their way to visit the shrine of Archbishop Thomas Becket. These included such memorable individuals as the much-married Wife of Bath and the “verray, parfit gentil” Knight. But—no doubt somewhat prejudiced by a sense that I was being called to be a minister—my favourite pilgrim was the poor Parson, who preached the message of Christ but first followed it himself.

But Chaucer was by no means the first author to use a journey as the motif for introducing his readers to a variety of interesting people. He had long been preceded by Luke, the beloved physician and author of the New Testament’s third Gospel. From chapter 9 verse 51 onwards, Luke records all the events in Jesus’ life in the form of a journey to Jerusalem. This travelogue eventually brings us to Calvary and to the empty tomb.

The narrative begins against the background of a major turning point in the ministry of Jesus. Simon Peter has just confessed that Jesus is the Messiah (9:18-20). In response Jesus explains that he is going to suffer and be rejected and yet rise again (9:21-22). A week later he is gloriously transfigured in the presence of three of his disciples: Peter, James and John (9:28-36). Again, he tells them about his impending suffering (9:43-45). From virtually that point on, until he enters Jerusalem with the shouts of the people ringing in his ears, everything we learn about Jesus takes place on a journey whose destination is Calvary.

In his travelogue, Luke describes Jesus’ encounters with a wide variety of individuals and groups of people. Each of them is described within the scope of only a few verses; but all of them come alive to us through Luke’s pen.

In this series of reflections for Lent, we will listen in on most of these conversations.

Each encounter will build up a picture of the journey’s real purpose; for, as he tells one man he meets along the way, Jesus is “the Son of Man [who] came to seek and to save the lost” (19:10). We will see Jesus “seeking” out people as he reveals their hearts, perceives their needs and tests their motives. We will see him throwing wide the offer of salvation to those he meets—Jew and Gentile, rich and poor, men and women, all similarly lost. And finally, at the journey’s end, we will see him secure that salvation once and for all, at the cost of his life.

But Jesus also issues a challenge to anyone who would follow him along the road to Jerusalem. At the great turning point he says: 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?' (9:23-25)

The key issues for all of those who encounter Jesus in Luke’s Gospel are these: Do they know why he is on the road in the first place? And, will they follow him as his disciple?

This Lent, Jesus asks those same questions of us."



ENDORSEMENTS

“So many things clamor for our attention during this season when we really do want to put our focus on Christ. Sinclair Ferguson helps us to turn our gaze toward Jesus day by day so that we can take in the wonder of his grace toward sinners.” - NANCY GUTHRIE, Bible teacher and Author

“If, like me, you have been guilty of largely ignoring the 40 days of Lent, prepare to be redirected, challenged and stirred by Sinclair Ferguson’s focus, not on the process but on the person and work of the Lord Jesus.” - ALISTAIR BEGG, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland; Bible teacher, Truth for Life

“I’ve peppered Sinclair with questions over a lunch table. I’ve read his books. I listen to his sermons. All because he is a precious guide to understanding our Savior’s life and work. And that’s the glorious effect of reading this devotional. Read it during Lent. Read it before Lent. Read it after Lent. It doesn’t matter. Just be sure to read it.” - TONY REINKE, Author

“Sinclair Ferguson’s Lent book is both wonderfully accessible and theologically rich. The daily comments are not too long to intimidate nor too short to be unsatisfying. Both younger and older believers will find much to encourage, challenge and stimulate them in their faith in our Lord Jesus. Some of the insights moved me to tears in deepening my own appreciation of Christ. What a precious resource for God’s people.” - ANGUS MACLEAY, Rector, St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks, UK

“We enter holy ground when we follow our Lord’s road to the cross. There could be no more reliable guide than Sinclair Ferguson. These readings provide warm encouragement and also a challenge to ongoing, daily repentance—helpful for any time of the year.” - DR SHARON JAMES, Social Policy Analyst, The Christian Institute

“These superb reflections on the journey of Jesus to the cross, as recorded by Luke, are the ideal preparation for Easter. Warm, clear and illuminating, they show us ourselves as we see how Jesus dealt with people on the way. But most of all they show us Jesus, the wonder of his love and his call to follow him as his disciples. Read, enjoy and benefit.” - RT REV. WALLACE BENN, Former Bishop of Lewes

“These Lent devotions describe familiar encounters with Jesus in a fresh and challenging way. The reader is encouraged throughout to ask themselves, ‘How will I respond to Jesus’ words?’ Each day’s read is short enough to be manageable but deep enough to get to the heart of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him.” - CELIA REYNOLDS, Women’s Ministry Co-ordinator, Christchurch Market Harborough

"My general rule is this; if Ferguson writes it, you should read it! The Gospel of Luke is full of Jesus’ encounters with a wide range of people; from the rich to the poor and from religious leaders to beggars. In this devotional Ferguson walks you through many of those encounters to help you grasp a fuller picture of the significance of his journey to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). At the end of each short devotional, lasting no more than 3 pages, you’ll find a wee note to reflect on and a short section for you to take notes. I highly recommend that you read this, even if you don’t use it for lent this year. It is a wonderful book full of helpful insights and descriptions of Jesus and his journey to the cross." -Alistair Chalmers

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Andrew Fuller

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Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) with a Biographical Sketch by Dr. Michael Haykin

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IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME: An Introduction to the Biblical Theology of Acts and Paul
Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson

An Exegetical Study of the Book of Acts and Pauline Theology

Christians often skip a crucial starting point when studying the apostle Paul: the foundations of his deeply nuanced theology. Some studies on the book of Acts attempt to touch on every major theme in Paul’s letters, making them difficult to understand or prone to leaving out important nuances. Christians need a biblical, theological, and exegetically grounded framework to thoroughly understand Paul’s theology.

In this book, Richard B. Gaffin Jr. gives readers an accessible introduction to Acts and Paul. Building on a lifetime of study, Gaffin teaches on topics including the redemptive-historical significance of Pentecost; eschatology; and the fulfillment of redemptive history in the death and resurrection of Christ. In the Fullness of Time is an exegetical “textbook” for pastors, students, and lay leaders seeking to learn more about Acts and Paul from a Reformed and evangelical perspective.

Explores the Foundations of Paul's Theology: Offers a nuanced look at the core of Paul’s thinking

Wide-Ranging Audience: A valuable study for pastors, theology students, and lay leaders

Thorough Yet Accessible: An in-depth look at Pauline theology that’s accessible to readers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Scripture Versions Cited

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Part 1: The Theology of Acts

Chapter 1: Pentecost and the History of Redemption

Chapter 2: The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus: An Overview

Chapter 3: The Holy Spirit and the Kingdom in Luke–Acts

Chapter 4: Pentecost (Part 1): Aspects of Its Fundamental Significance

Chapter 5: Pentecost (Part 2): Two Related Issues

Part 2: The Theology of Paul

Chapter 6: Preliminary Remarks

Chapter 7: Paul and His Interpreters

Chapter 8: Paul as Pastor-Theologian

Chapter 9: The Question of Entrée and the Center of Paul’s Theology

Chapter 10: Eschatological Structure

Chapter 11: The Resurrection (Part 1): Christ and Christians

Chapter 12: The Resurrection (Part 2): Christ and the Holy Spirit

Chapter 13: The Resurrection and the Christian Life (Part 1): Indicative and Imperative

Chapter 14: The Resurrection and the Christian Life (Part 2): Christian Suffering

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“The first thought that comes to my mind about Richard Gaffin is that he is a reliable interpreter of Scripture. In the Fullness of Time thoroughly demonstrates this point. It balances what Christ accomplished at his cross and resurrection in the first century and how that relates to believers now in their own Christian experience. In particular, Gaffin shows how important Christ’s death and resurrection are for the Christian’s suffering in the present. While many past commentators have focused on the importance of Christ’s death in Paul’s theology, Gaffin explains how important Christ’s resurrection is, especially for Christian living. Those who read Gaffin’s book are in for a ‘theological treat.’” -G. K. Beale, Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary

“I count myself blessed to be among generations of seminary students who have ‘basked’ in the glory of Christ as we sat under Richard Gaffin’s instruction, hearing him unfold the rich theology of Acts and the Pauline epistles. Gaffin models careful attention to, and insightful exposition of, specific New Testament texts as he places each passage within the context of the fulfillment of redemptive work and history in Christ’s person. I thank God that this rich lecture material is now offered in print form to the people of God.” -Dennis E. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California; author, Him We Proclaim; Walking with Jesus through His Word; and Journeys with Jesus

“Few living theologians have shaped my own understanding of the deep structures of New Testament theology more than Richard Gaffin. And now in one volume we have the core of his contribution to our generation. He connects the dots for us to see how the apostles understood us New Testament believers to be those ‘on whom the end of the ages has come’ (1 Cor. 10:11). It is especially in understanding the macro-significance to Paul’s thinking of the resurrection—that of Christ’s, and thereby of those united to him—that Gaffin takes twenty-first-century students, pastors, and other readers back into the minds of the apostles with profound clarity. I bless God for giving us this magnificent volume through his faithful servant, Richard Gaffin.” -Dane C. Ortlund, Senior Pastor, Naperville Presbyterian Church; author, Gentle and Lowly and Deeper

“Sadly, Richard Gaffin’s work is a well-kept secret. Well, not entirely. It is known in certain circles, particularly in a portion of the Reformed community, but because of the profundity of his considerations, these labors ought to be known throughout the Christian world and beyond. In the Fullness of Time represents the lifework of this seasoned scholar. Like a master craftsman, Gaffin carefully places stone upon stone, which yields a lovely, finished edifice. Comparing the book of Acts to the theology of the apostle Paul is not a project that is immediately evident. After reading this book, it will have become quite patent. The centrality of Pentecost to Paul’s understanding of the Holy Spirit—an emphasis that so characterizes all his work—herein becomes manifest. More than that, it becomes vital for the life of the church. Striking are both the depth and the originality of this analysis. This work is destined to be not only the standard but a pacesetter for decades to come.” -William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary; author, Schaeffer on the Christian Life

“This is the much-anticipated fruit from the author’s many decades as a professor of both New Testament and systematic theology. A noble successor of the work of Geerhardus Vos, Richard Gaffin has helped many of us to understand how the Bible should be read. Plus, this volume expounds on the climactic events of redemptive history. Read, mark, learn, and digest this work.” -Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Year after year in the classroom, Richard Gaffin radically influenced countless students and would-be pastors in their reading and preaching of Scripture. Those lectures, now happily in print for all to see, if read until absorbed, will change the reader’s understanding of Scripture in remarkable and likely surprising ways. No pastor or biblical scholar should neglect the slow digestion of this rich biblical diet. Its truths have been shown to be truly revolutionary.” -K. Scott Oliphint, Dean of Faculty and Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Some books provide less than their title promises. This one provides more. While it does serve as ‘an introduction,’ it is not an elementary survey. It rather deftly combines careful exegesis, interaction with scholarship, an integrated view of the whole of Scripture, and awareness of the church’s place and mission in the world today. The compelling result, often drawing on the underrated Geerhardus Vos and Herman Ridderbos, is a doctrinally rich exploration and synthesis of how Acts and Paul’s letters depict Christ’s saving work, in time and for all eternity.” -Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

“If in a Qumran-like cave the discovery were to be made of the risen Lord’s lecture notes for his forty-day session imparted to his apostles concerning the kingdom of God, they would greatly mirror the truths, themes, and organic union of the Old Testament and the New Testament gospel so perceptively articulated by Richard Gaffin found herein. In the Fullness of Time is indeed ‘an Introduction to the biblical theology of Acts and Paul,’ but it is far more. It is the magisterial crescendo of a lifetime of scholarly study, unpacking the realized eschatology of the historical-redemptive revelation of Jesus Christ and his epoch-making grant of the Holy Spirit to his church. This masterpiece of biblical theology will open the word, shape your mind, and bless your heart. No serious student of Holy Scripture should miss the joy of being led by Gaffin and his compelling exegesis into a deeper and fuller understanding of the believer’s union with the risen Christ.” -Peter Lillback, President and Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary

RICHARD B. GAFFIN JR. (ThD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is emeritus professor of biblical and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught for over forty years until his retirement in 2010. He is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

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THINGS UNSEEN: A Systematic Introduction to the Christian Faith and Reformed Theology
J. Gresham Machen with Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson and Afterword by Richard Gaffin

“The recovery of this work of J. Gresham Machen is not like finding a gold mine in the mountains, it is more like discovering a diamond mine. It is a true treasure—one of sparkling jewels and glorious truth. To mine this treasure is to find a deposit in heaven.” —R.C. Sproul, Founder, Ligonier Ministries

“With the exegetical skills of a renowned New Testament scholar, the passionate precision of a defender of the faith, and the sweet sympathy of a human being, Machen treats theology as urgent life-and-death communication. Some of his references might be dated (by nine decades or so), but the substance remains as relevant as ever. I can think of few teachers of the past who are more reliable and rewarding to read, and now we can read his insights across the whole span of Christian doctrine.” —Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“In C. S. Lewis like fashion, Gresham Machen’s radio broadcasts were of a caliber unimaginable in today’s world. These snapshot portraits of doctrine, delivered in exquisite prose designed to be heard as much as read, are simply breathtaking. An accessible compendium of theology that will prove to be the gold-standard for years to come. An outstanding achievement.” —Derek W. H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary

“J. Gresham Machen was a theological titan, a champion of the truth, a guardian of the gospel, and a contender for the faith. In a declining day of spiritual apostasy, he was mightily used by God to teach sound doctrine and refute those who contradicted it. His strong stance, even while others around him were crumbling, marks him as a man to whom we must give strictest consideration. I rejoice to see this long-awaited volume of Machen’s collected writings assembled together into one body of divinity. Blessed will be the reader who devours and absorbs these God-exalting truths.” —Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries

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“These essays on the Reformed faith were forged long ago in the furnace of debate. They are, however, as fresh today, and as compelling, as they were when they were first delivered. Machen speaks with clarity, conviction, a matchless command of the subject, and with the wind of historic Christianity behind him.” —David Wells, Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“J. Gresham Machen is one of a select band of Christian writers of whom it can truly be said that ‘he being dead, yet speaketh.’ This republication of some of his most important talks will be widely welcomed by those who appreciate his strong and learned defense of orthodoxy, and it will make his thought more accessible to a younger generation.” —Gerald Bray, Research Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School

“Almost eighty years after his death, J. Gresham Machen’s voice still speaks with timeliness. In our day, when people question whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God, Dr. Machen’s cogent exposition of Scripture in these essays provides needed clarity.” —William Barker, Professor of Church History Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Why am I regularly surprised at the way past authors speak powerfully to the present day? This is the way of all gifted authors: though they write in the past and thus in quite different circumstances, their writings have a timeless quality that more often than not makes them far more relevant than so much contemporary ephemera. Thus it is with these rich and lucid theological meditations of Gresham Machen: the 1930s were different in many ways than the present, but again and again his words address modern issues with such aplomb that they could have been written yesterday. Highly recommended.” —Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality and Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“This powerful book on Christian theology fully displays what made Machen great. We see his relentless logic in the clarity of his thinking and the lucidity of his prose.” —Thomas Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"This volume is typical of the best of Machen’s thought: it gives clarity and profundity in its exposition of the great truths that must be faced by any enquiring mind, and therefore, it is absolutely contemporary and is a guide to us today.” —Douglas F. Kelly, Professor of Theology Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary

“J. Gresham Machen enjoys a richly deserved reputation for his unwavering commitment to the historic Christian faith. In the face of devastating attacks upon the foundations of Christian theology in the early decades of the 20th century, Machen stood in the breach and offered a trenchant case against liberalism in his classic work, Christianity and Liberalism. With the publication of this volume of Machen’s radio talks on Reformed theology, a new generation of believers will be introduced to Machen at his best. Readers will enjoy a rich feast of clear doctrinal instruction in the basic tenets of Reformed theology. But they will also witness a wonderful model of a Christian apologist who was always prepared to give a defense to anyone of the reason for the hope that is in us, ‘yet with gentleness and

respect’ (1 Pet 3:15).” —Cornelis Venema, President and Professor of Doctrinal Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary

CONTENTS

Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

Historical Preface by Stephen J. Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi

Introduction by Timothy J. Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxix

PART 1: The Christian Faith in the Modern World

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1. The Present Emergency and How to Meet It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2. How May God Be Known? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3. Has God Spoken? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

4. Is the Bible the Word of God? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

5. Do We Believe in Verbal Inspiration? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

6. Shall We Defend the Bible? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

7. The Bible versus Human Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

8. Life Founded upon Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

9. God, the Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

10. The Triune God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

11. What Is the Deity of Christ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

12. Does the Bible Teach the Deity of Christ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

13. The Sermon on the Mount and the Deity of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . 99

14. What Jesus Said about Himself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

15. The Supernatural Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

16. Did Christ Rise from the Dead? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

17. The Testimony of Paul to Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

18. The Holy Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

PART 2: The Christian View of Man

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

19. The Living and True God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

20. The Decrees of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

21. God’s Decrees and Man’s Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

22. What Is Predestination? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

23. Does the Bible Teach Predestination? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

24. Objections to Predestination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

25. God’s Works of Creation and Providence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

26. God’s Works of Providence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

27. Miracles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

28. Did God Create Man? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

29. How Did God Create Man? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

30. God’s Image in Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245

31. The Covenant of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253

32. The Fall of Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

33. What Is Sin? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

34. The Majesty of the Law of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

35. Is Mankind Lost in Sin? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

36. The Consequences of the Fall of Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

37. What Is Original Sin? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

38. Sinners Saved by Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

PART 3: The Final Broadcasts

39. The Progress of Christian Doctrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

40. The Creeds and Doctrinal Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335

41. God, Man, and Salvation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

42. Christ as Prophet, Priest, and King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

43. What Is a Prophet? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359

44. Prophecy and the Gospel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

45. The Teaching of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

46. Prophet and Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

47. Christ Our Redeemer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391

48. The Doctrine of the Atonement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399

49. The Active Obedience of Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

50. The Bible’s View of the Atonement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415

Afterword by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423

Indexes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427

Notes and Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445

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- THE WELL-SPENT DAY by Philip Doddridge,

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THE CHRISTIAN'S PRESENT FOR ALL SEASONS: Containing Devotional Thoughts of Eminent Divines
Joseph Hall, Isaac Watts, John Owen, Richard Sibbes, John Flavel, Jonathan Edwards, Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, William Jay and More

An Introductory Essay on "Devotion" by William B. Sprague sets the stage for a rich devotional journey from Joseph Hall to William Jay. This volume was published in 1866 by The American Tract Society and it contains dozens and dozens of brief devotional exercises to stimulate the brethren to love and good works. The contributors to this volume are a veritable who's who in evangelical circles from the Puritan era to the mid-nineteenth century. The Names are as follows:

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W.B. Sprague concluded his Introductory Essay with these words: "Among the many excellent works adapted especially to help the Christian in his devotions, this book holds a prominent place. The Compiler seems to have ranged through almost the whole field of devotional literature, and to have gathered up all the brightest gems that came in his way; and so successful has he been that one may open the book at random, as often as he will, and will never find his eye resting upon anything that he can afford to pass over, or that does not supply the elements of rich devotional thought. It is difficult to say which is most to be admired, the Compiler's good judgment and taste, or his extraordinary patience in research, that has brought to us the heavenly thoughts of so many saints and sages. This is truly a beautiful compilation of DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS."

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EIGHT WOMEN OF FAITH
Michael Haykin with Foreword by Karen Swallow Prior

Read the Stories of Eight Remarkable Women and Their Vital Contributions to Church History

Throughout history, women have been crucial to the growth and flourishing of the church. Historian Michael A. G. Haykin highlights the lives of eight of these women who changed the course of history, showing how they lived out their unique callings despite challenges and opposition—inspiring modern men and women to imitate their godly examples today.

Jane Grey: The courageous Protestant martyr who held fast to her conviction that salvation is by faith alone even to the point of death.

Anne Steele: The great hymn writer whose work continues to help the church worship in song today.

Margaret Baxter: The faithful wife to pastor Richard Baxter who met persecution with grace and joy.

Esther Edwards Burr: The daughter of Jonathan Edwards whose life modeled biblical friendship.

Anne Dutton: The innovative author whose theological works left a significant literary legacy.

Ann Judson: The wife of Adoniram Judson and pioneer missionary in the American evangelical missions movement.

Sarah Edwards: The wife of Jonathan Edwards and model of sincere delight in Christ.

Jane Austen: The prolific novelist with a deep and sincere Christian faith that she expressed in her stories.

"The portraits Haykin paints of these wildly different women reduce them neither to their roles nor to their religion, but rather show how their faith informed, shaped, and fulfilled their earthly callings. Furthermore, regardless of their relationships to men (single, married, wife, daughter, mother), the women are presented as individuals in their own right, as influenced as they are influential in the roles they fill. Margaret Baxter and Sarah Edwards, for example, are shown as faithful servants of the gospel who are as much served by as servants to their respective husbands, Richard Baxter and Jonathan Edwards. The theology embodied by the written works of Anne Dutton, Anne Steele, and Jane Austen models the abundance in God’s garden: we can obey the command not to eat the forbidden fruit and still enjoy a feast abundant enough to nourish all of the faithful.

The lives here demonstrate the truth of Jane Austen’s words, applicable to men and women equally, that 'Christians should be up and doing something in the world.' The women in this book, each in her own way, did just that. After reading about them, you will want to, too." (Karen Swallow Prior, from the Foreword)

Michael A. G. Haykin (ThD, University of Toronto) is professor of church history and biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. He has authored or edited more than twenty-five books, including Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church.

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Erroll Hulse

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STEPHEN CHARNOCK, Edited by Mark Jones

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A Classic Work on the Nature of God by Stephen Charnock

Stephen Charnock was a highly regarded seventeenth-century English Puritan theologian whose writings have continued to influence the church for centuries. He is known for his sophisticated approach to topics such as the existence and attributes of God, the person and work of Christ, and the doctrine of sin.

This two-volume set, edited by Mark Jones, contains an updated and unabridged edition of Charnock's classic work, Discourses upon the Existence and Attributes of God, written to instruct and encourage Christian pastors, theologians, and laypeople. Jones precedes each discourse with an introductory summary that explains Charnock’s general approach. In this clear, modernized presentation of this classic work, readers will experience his skillful exegesis, his influential way with words, his insight into human nature, his concern with the practical implications of who God is, and his Christ-focused approach to theology.

Modernized Language: Archaic punctuation, words, and phrases have been updated for the modern reader

Updated Bibliographic Information: In the footnotes, Charnock’s sources have been located and updated with fuller bibliographic information, showing how widely read he was

Chapter Summaries: Each discourse begins with a summary of the chapter to follow

Extensive: Covers Charnock’s defense of God’s existence and 11 attributes of God

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor’s Introduction

Life and Character of Stephen Charnock

Volume 1: Discourses 1–8

Discourse 1: On God’s Existence

Discourse 2: On Practical Atheism

Discourse 3: On God’s Being a Spirit

Discourse 4: On Spiritual Worship

Discourse 5: On the Eternity of God

Discourse 6: On the Immutability of God

Discourse 7: On God’s Omnipresence

Discourse 8: On God’s Knowledge

Volume 2: Discourses 9–14

Discourse 9: On the Wisdom of God

Discourse 10: On the Power of God

Discourse 11: On the Holiness of God

Discourse 12: On the Goodness of God

Discourse 13: On God’s Dominion

Discourse 14: On God’s Patience

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“God and his infinite excellencies are endlessly engrossing. What wisdom, insight, comfort, and challenge are found in Charnock’s voluminous ruminations! Unpublished in his lifetime, they are amassed here and augmented by Mark Jones’s expert notations. Charnock provides food for the soul, tonic for the intellect, impetus for worship, and biblical conviction for everyday life.” -Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Nothing purifies the mind and inflames holiness in the heart like meditation on the perfections of God. Charnock’s classic work on the divine attributes, which he wrote the last three years of his life, has never been matched in its profound and practical approach to this rich subject. This work is a treasure of sound theology and humble adoration of God. The author’s exposition on the goodness of God is alone worth the purchase of these volumes; it is unsurpassed in all English literature. Lightly edited for the modern reader and studded with insightful introductions to each discourse, this new edition by Mark Jones will be a great help to all who seek diligently to know the Lord.” -Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; author, Reformed Preaching; coauthor, Reformed Systematic Theology

“Stephen Charnock’s work on the existence and attributes of God is perhaps the most thorough and detailed contribution to the topic in the post-Reformation period. Charnock’s pastoral instincts, his incisive grasp of scholastic literature, his theological precision, and his sensitivity to the biblical foundations of his subject made this an outstanding contribution to the church of his day. It is a great pleasure to see a complete and updated version in print and accessible to a new readership.” -Robert Letham, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Union School of Theology; author, Systematic Theology

“As a true labor of love and scholarship, Mark Jones offers the church not another reprint but a new edition of Charnock’s best-known work. In this edition, explanatory essays, judicious comments, and expanded citations make Charnock more accessible and intelligible than ever before. As the nineteenth-century introduction notes, compared to many Puritans, Charnock ‘is more theological than any of them, and his theology, too, is more sound than that of some.’ As Jones’s introduction intimates, the same can be true when Charnock is compared to writers in our day. So start a book group and read about the existence and attributes of God with Charnock and his editor as your godly guides.” -Chad Van Dixhoorn, Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary; author, Confessing the Faith and God’s Ambassadors

Stephen Charnock (1628–1680) was a prominent English Puritan theologian and preacher in England and Ireland during the seventeenth century. Trained at Cambridge and Oxford, he served as chaplain to Henry Cromwell, the chief governor of Ireland, and is known for his discourses on the existence and attributes of God.

Mark Jones (PhD, Leiden Universiteit) serves as the pastor of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA) in British Columbia, Canada. He has authored many books, including Living for God and God Is, and speaks all over the world on Christology and the Christian life. Mark and his wife, Barbara, have four children.

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156. Search the Scriptures

157. Parents on Sabbath Schools

158. Hopes for Eternity

159. Rewards of Drunkenness

160. Two Ends and Two Ways

161. Keeper of a Turnpike gate

162. Common Errors

163. The Sabbath-Breaker Reclaimed or the Pleasing History of Thomas Brown

164. Bethel; or Flag Unfurled

165. True and False Conversions

166. Christ the Only Refuge for Sinners

167. Single Talent Improved

168. To a Person Engaged in a Lawsuit

169. Memoir of Harriet Newell

170. To Christian Females on Dress

171. Parental Faithfulness

172. A Time to Dance

173. The Cross of Christ

174. Quench Not the Spirit

175. Address to Mothers

176. Well-Conducted Farm

177. Institution and Observance of the Sabbath

178. Joy in Heaven Over One Penitent

179. Way to be Saved

180. The Swiss Peasant

181. Duration of Future Punishment by Rev. Timothy Dwight

182. To Inhabitants of New Settlements

183. Repentance

184. The Chimney Sweeper

185. Doctrine of the Trinity

186. Worth of the Soul

187. Sabbath School Teacher’s Address to Parents

188. A Word to Mothers

189. Word in the ear of a Christian

190. Death of Hume and Finley

191. Warning to a Sabbath Breaker

192. Divine Origin of the Bible

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384. The Day of Trial

385. Convictions Stifled. A Narrative of Facts

386. Sketch of Miss Harriet Patterson, daughter of Commodore Patterson, of the United States Navy

387. All in the Ark. A Family Tract

388. Conversion of Dr. Capadose, a Jewish Physician in Amsterdam

389. Do You Forgive All Your Enemies?

390. To the Neglecter of Religion

391. "I am no Hypocrite"

392. Come and Welcome to Jesus by John Bunyan

393. Justification by Faith

394. Christian Liberality: Explained and Enforced by Rev. John Harris

395. The Eventful Twelve Hours, or the Destitution and Wretchedness of a Drunkard

396. Are You a Sabbath-School Teacher? from Nevins' Practical Thoughts

397. Do You Pray in your Family? from Nevins' Practical Thoughts

398. The Lost Mechanic Restored

399. Dialogue between the Bible and a Sinner

400. Do Thyself No Harm

401. The Temptations of Young Men

402. Counsels to a Young Man

403. "If any man Thirst, let him come unto Me and Drink"

404. I Have Not Time

405. "Cut it Down"

406. Private Devotion

407. Self-Dedication to God

408. I Must Pray in Secret

409. The Christian Abroad on a Summer Excursion

410. Memoir of Anna Mary Adams

411. The First Prayer in the Family

412. The Sinner Condemned Already

413. The Russian Nurse

414. Your Best Friend

415. How to Spend the Lord's Day

416. A Prayer-Meeting of Forty Years

417. Do You Love God?

418. Will it Ever be Known?

419. The Logic of the Life: A Narrative of Facts by Rev. Hugh Stowell

420. The Inquiring Meeting

421. Scripture Illustrations of the All-Sufficiency of Christ

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Adolphe Monod, with New Translation by Constance K. Walker, Editor

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"Here, in this spiritual gem, the greatest French preacher of the nineteenth century, Adolphe Monod, probes the implications of one of the most important of Christianity's mysteries: the terrible reality of the sinless Jesus being tempted in every area of human sin or vice. Firmly rooted in biblical orthodoxy, these three meditations reveal why Jesus was so tempted, how he emerged victorious, and what his victory means for us. These meditations are spiritual food and drink to all seeking to make progress in the Christian life." - Michael Haykin

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"I first encountered Adolphe Monod's, 'Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness' at a time in my life when I was battling intense discouragement. Because I was preparing for full-time Christian ministry, I was reluctant, and almost embarrassed to admit my struggle, yet Monod's book proved to be just what I needed. It spoke to the heart of my inner turmoil with all the eloquence of a Christian classic. Monod showed me that all followers of Christ will, like their Master, face temptation, especially during seasons of preparation for ministry. Yet we too can have the hope of victory and can look to Christ to show us 'the means through which we can triumph.' I was so encouraged to find that, ultimately, God used my season of discouragement to build up and strengthen my faith, just as Monod had confidently and carefully assured me that He would.

"More than just a discourse instructing future ministers in how to battle temptation, 'Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness' is a book on how to live the Christian life. Adolphe Monod's careful analysis of the temptation of Christ in Scripture points us to a vibrant faith that can not only survive, but actually thrive amidst the trials and travails that God allows to be placed in our path. It is precisely for such times that Monod offers a warm and gentle reassurance as a fellow sojourner: 'No, no, children of God, your Father has not forgotten you. He is treating you as he treated his only and beloved Son. It is the narrow way through which you must pass to arrive at a more solid faith.' " - A recent college graduate preparing for Christian ministry overseas

"I read the first meditation on temptation, and my heart was strangely touched. Two thoughts came to mind (actually, a host of thoughts, but these are the two most significant thoughts): 1) I never heard anything like that when I was in training for ministry, and 2) I am not sure my students are hearing anything like that today. The first, I cannot change and perhaps it is not yet too late that I have heard these words of encouragement. The second I can correct. There are important warnings and encouragements that every seminary student needs to hear. I finished the other two chapters and found them to be even better. I recognized myself at many points, and was convicted on several points. This is good stuff. I wish I had such a man to be a close friend. Please rush this to print. My appreciation for Monod has grown over the years." - R.J. Gore, ErskineTheological Seminary and U. S. Army Reserve chaplain (Colonel).

"Monod shows that Christ is our Savior because as 'the second Adam' He fulfilled in the desert what the first Adam failed to do in a garden. This book faithfully shows that in Christ we too can have victory over Satan and that it is God's word that is our weapon against the enemy of our souls." - Paul D. Kooistra, Coordinator, Mission to the World (Presbyterian Church in America) and former president, Covenant Theological Seminary

"Adolphe Monod's seminary years and the years immediately following them were times of great spiritual struggle. Perhaps that helps explain his special fondness and burden for young men preparing themselves for gospel ministry. As a seminary professor himself, during the middle part of his career, he took the unheard-of step of inviting students into his home, thus producing strong and enduring bonds of friendship between teacher and pupils.

During those years in academia, Adolphe Monod gave three messages on temptation in the seminary chapel. As was often his custom, he took his lessons primarily from the earthly life of his Savior, in this case from Jesus tempted in the wilderness. Material that was uniquely applicable to the seminary students was removed when the messages were preached in the Paris pulpit but was reinstated when the sermons were published. It is that published form that is presented here, in a new translation. As in my earlier translations of Monod's works, I have attempted to retain his gracious, romantic style while still making the text flow naturally to a modern reader.

We will all be tempted at some point - no, at many points - and we are most likely to face severe temptation when we begin a new work for the Lord. This was Monod's conviction as he addressed his mid-19th-century students, and it is the common experience of Christians today. Adolphe Monod's burden was to warn us all, pastors and laity alike, to be on our guard. But expecting the attacks is not enough. He also wanted us to be wise in knowing how to counter them and confident of gaining a firm victory - the victory that Jesus won for us. By carefully studying how Jesus faced the devil's temptations in the wilderness, every serious and fruitful Christian will be better equipped for his own spiritual battles." - Constance K. Walker, from the Translator's Preface



CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Translator's Preface

Dedication

Scripture Text

First Meditation: THE BATTLE

Introduction

The Measure of Jesus' Temptation

The Nature of Jesus' Temptation

The Timing of Jesus' Temptation

The Reason for Jesus' Temptation

Second Meditation: THE VICTORY

Jesus' Victory, Our Guarantee

Victory in His Human Nature

Overcoming Doubts

Victory in Our Grasp

The Value of a Single Victory

Third Meditation: THE WEAPONS

Preparing for Battle

The Sword of the Spirit

The Temptation to Distrust

The Temptation to Unfaithfulness

The Temptation to Presumption

Satan's Use of Scripture

Possessing the Scriptures

Conclusion

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



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

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(6) THE ASSURANCE OF OUR SALVATION: Exploring the Depth of Jesus' Prayer for His Own

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

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(7) SETTING OUR AFFECTIONS UPON GLORY: Nine Sermons on the Gospel and the Church

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

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(10) THE KINGDOM OF GOD: The Only Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken

In a culture that views Christianity and the entire gospel message as a tedious religion or just a set of social mores, Lloyd-Jones acts as a herald to bring readers back to the basics. In describing what the kingdom of God is, Lloyd-Jones expresses the importance of looking back to Jesus, living a life dependent on him, and looking toward a future with God.

First preached in the 1960s, a time of widespread doubt and uncertainty much like our own, these twelve sermons unfold the necessity and beauty of Scripture, the truth of what our hearts look like when we understand what the kingdom of God really is, and practical suggestions on how our lives have been changed by that truth. Anyone desiring to uncover-or rediscover-the heart of the Christian faith will be blessed by reading this book.



(11) REVIVAL: The Only Hope for the World with Foreword by J.I. Packer

In every era the church needs revival—certainly today as much as ever. And in the heart of every committed Christian there is the longing for personal revival—to know the quality and depths of spiritual reality, and the presence of God in one's personal life.

This was the deepest desire of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of the great 20th-century Bible expositors. It was also the purpose behind this series of messages which were first given on the 100th anniversary of the Great Revival which started in Wales, and swept across England and throughout the United States and to the far corners of the world. As Dr. Lloyd-Jones recognized, it is a rare time in the history of the church when there is a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit— and a time of special interest of every Christian who longs for revival today.

As Dr. J. I. Packer writes in his foreword, Dr. Lloyd-Jones believed in "the necessity of revival—that is, a quickening divine visitation—as the only vent that can avert ultimate spiritual disaster. The thrustful urgency of the sermons in this book testifies to the depth of his conviction that without revival in the church there is really no hope for the Western world at all."

Dr. Lloyd-Jones deftly draws principles from the lives of Old and New Testament characters as well as expounding some of the great prayers of the Bible. Clearly and forcefully, he presents a masterful exposition of the circumstances accompanying revival in the past, why each generation needs it, and how it will come about today. We must come to the sovereign God, forsake our sin, and wait upon Him for this special, essential outpouring. God, bring us revival!



(12) THE CROSS: God's Way of Salvation

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

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

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



(13) WALKING WITH GOD DAY BY DAY - DAILY DEVOTIONAL SELECTIONS FROM DR. MARTYN LLOYD-JONES

Devotionals for your heart and your mind.

With a daily reading of Scripture alongside Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s insightful commentary on the passage, each devotional entry ends with a thought for meditation throughout the day—engaging both your heart and your mind. Each month focuses on one of the great doctrines of the faith, such as the love of God, the cross of Christ, or the kingdom of God—helping you to grow in your understanding of God and learn to apply the truth of His Word day by day.



(14) THE CHRIST-CENTERED PREACHING OF D. MARTYN-LLOYD-JONES: Classic Sermons for the Church Today

Throughout history, there have been certain figures who have stood the test of time and had an enduring impact on the church at large. One such person was the famed Welsh preacher Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

In this carefully curated collection of sermons, contemporary readers are introduced to one of the most influential pastors of the 20th century. Compiled and expertly edited by his daughter and grandson, this powerful anthology will help you learn from “the Doctor’s” prophetic preaching—even today.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. No Substitute—From Preaching and Preachers

2. The Narrowness of the Gospel (Matthew 7:13–14)—From Evangelistic Sermons at Aberavon

3. The Final Answer to All Our Questions (Romans 8:28)—From Why Does God Allow War?

4. Is the Gospel Still Relevant?—From Truth Unchanged, Unchanging

5. Practicing the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7:28–29)—From Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

6. Mind, Heart, and Will (Romans 6:17)—From Spiritual Depression

7. My Purpose and Method (Deuteronomy 29:29)—From Great Doctrines of the Bible

8. The Christian Message to the World (Ephesians 2:4)—From God’s Way of Reconciliation

9. The Purpose of Revival (Joshua 4:21–24)—From Revival

10. The Spirit Himself Bears Witness (Romans 8:16)—From Romans: Exposition of Chapter 8:5–17

11. The Only Hope (1 Corinthians 6:9–11)—From The Kingdom of God

12. He Is Our Peace (Galatians 6:14)—From The Cross

13. Where Art Thou? (Genesis 3:9)—From The Gospel in Genesis

14. Seeking the Face of God (Psalm 27)—From Seeking the Face of God

15. Why Christ Had to Suffer (Acts 8:30)—From Acts: Chapters 1–8

16. With Him in the Glory (John 17:24)—From The Assurance of Our Salvation

17. More Than Conquerors (John 4:28–30)—From Living Water



(15) LIFE IN CHRIST: Studies in 1 John (the original five volumes in one)

The Apostle John's first epistle has brought conviction, understanding and confidence to followers of Christ for the past 20 centuries. This dynamic book of the Bible covers the practical issues that affect our everyday lives–salvation, a godly defense against loving the world, prayer, discerning false spirits, and so much more.

Christians seeking both an in-depth study of this important epistle and a careful application of the Scriptures will be drawn to this complete work. Noted Bible expositor Martyn Lloyd-Jones eloquently discusses 1 John a chapter at a time and gives the straight truth about salvation, freedom from sin and developing a deeper relationship with God. It is a strategic work for all who are seeking to live out their beliefs and faithfully follow their Savior.



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Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Simonetta Carr

Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when many people were seriously questioning long-accepted ideas about the world, life, and God, and his answers to these questions have left a mark on the way we think today. While he is often remembered as the preacher of a scary sermon about a spider dangling over a fire, he remains significant as one of the greatest thinkers America has produced. Simonetta Carr traces the events of EdwardsÆs life from a young student interested in science to husband and father, pastor, leader of the Great Awakening, missionary, writer, and college president. Colorful illustrations, interesting facts, and a compelling story combine to introduce young readers to this important theologian and life in colonial America.

"Jonathan Edwards is one of the most important post-Reformation Protestant thinkers and writers; at once an intellectual of the highest caliber, a pastor and spiritual theologian, one of the leaders of the evangelical Great Awakening of the eighteenth century, and a devoted family man. The genius of Simonetta CarrÆs book is that she manages to capture all these facets of Edwards and compresses them into the scope of a simple, accessible introduction. Young and old readers alike will learn much from her work. It is a delight to read!" - Oliver Crisp, professor of systematic theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

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Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband Thomas and family. She is a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.

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Thomas Schreiner, a respected scholar and a trusted voice for many students and pastors, offers a substantial and accessibly written overview of the whole Bible. He traces the storyline of the scriptures from the standpoint of biblical theology, examining the overarching message that is conveyed throughout. Schreiner emphasizes three interrelated and unified themes that stand out in the biblical narrative: God as Lord, human beings as those who are made in God's image, and the land or place in which God's rule is exercised. The goal of God's kingdom is to see the king in his beauty and to be enraptured in his glory.

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"A book that wonderfully unites all the books of the Bible. Few authors have the command of learning, the gift of teaching, and the heart for God that this volume reflects. Digest this book to elevate your grasp of the Bible and to find your soul riveted like never before to the King in his beauty." --Robert W. Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

THE AUTHOR - Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His numerous books include New Testament Theology and Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

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ROMANS: Second Edition, from Baker Exegetical Commentary of the NT
THOMAS R. SCHREINER

This substantive evangelical commentary on Romans by a leading biblical scholar is one of the most popular in the award-winning BECNT series (more than 25,000 copies sold) and has been praised as a great preaching commentary. This new edition, updated and revised throughout, reflects Thomas Schreiner's mature thinking on various interpretive issues. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text, extensive research, thoughtful verse-by-verse exegesis, and a user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers. His in-depth study inductively illustrates that the glory of God is the central theme that permeates Paul's letter.

ENDORSEMENTS

"As I preach through Romans I will continue to reach for this commentary with joy and hope. There are at least four reasons. First, Schreiner bows with reverence before the authority of Paul's letter as God's inspired Word. Second, he submits meticulously to the grammatical and historical particularities of the text, tracing out Paul's line of thinking in his own terms. Third, he wrestles with recent scholarly thought (without getting lost). Fourth, he is faithful in holding up the manifestly God-centered theme of this greatest of all letters, namely, that 'in Romans God's ultimate purpose is to display his glory to all people.'" -John Piper, founder and teacher, desiringGod.org

"Well known for his accessible and theologically sensitive writings, Schreiner has produced a wonderful update to his highly regarded commentary on Romans. More than a few tweaks, this project is a full-blown update: the bibliography is current, the discussions are more refined, and the material is better organized. Schreiner rightly argues that Paul's letter was written to put God's glory on display. I expect this volume to be a source of wisdom for decades to come for scholars, students, pastors, and laypeople. Highly recommended!" -Benjamin L. Gladd, Reformed Theological Seminary

About the Series

The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.

Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and professor of biblical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught at SBTS for more than twenty years. Schreiner is the author or editor of numerous books, including The King in His Beauty, New Testament Theology, Magnifying God in Christ, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles, and Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ.

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THE WAY OF FAITH
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How does a person become a Christian? How do you answer this question? Some say that a moral life makes one a Christian. Others declare that joining a church or being baptized makes a person a Christian. Still others call for a person to "make a decision" or "pray the prayer" or "ask Jesus into your heart". While opinions may be important, the one vital think when speaking of one becoming a Christian is what does God say in His Word.

God has given His Word--the Bible--to reveal Himself, His purpose for man, and the way to know Him personally. Everything a person needs to know about becoming a Christian can be found in God's Word. As God gives a person understanding of the gospel (the good news of how God, in Christ, has provided salvation), then that person can come to genuine faith in Jesus Christ and, consequently, become a Christian.

The Way of Faith can help you on the journey to understanding the Christian faith. Each section ends with questions for personal study or group discussions.

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Dr. Phil A. Newton (M. Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, D. Min., Fuller Theological Seminary,) has served as senior pastor at South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee since 1987. He and his wife, Karen, have five children.

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THE VINDICATION OF THE TRUTH: A Brief Exposition of the First London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1644
Dr. James Renihan

FINALLY, A SCHOLARLY AND ACCURATE EXPOSITION OF THE FIRST LONDON BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH OF 1644. IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!!

BAPTIST SYMBOLICS: VOLUME ONE

In this scrupulously researched and carefully argued book, Professor Renihan uncovers the faith that lies behind the most famous of the Particular Baptist confessions and shows why it matters today. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the Particular Baptist movement and the contribution it has made to the formation of Reformed theology.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword | ix

Introduction | 1

The Basics | 7

The Introduction: Article 1 | 29

The Doctrine of God: Articles 2–6 | 35

Scripture: Articles 7–8 | 51

The Doctrine of Christ: Articles 9–20 | 57

The Blessings of Salvation: Articles 21–32 |85

The Church: Articles 33–47 | 125

The Civil Magistrate: Articles 48–52 | 187

The Resurrection: Article 52 and Conclusion | 211

Appendix A: The Title Pages and Prefaces to the Editions of the First London Confession | 217

Appendix B: Heart Bleedings for Professors Abominations | 233

Appendix C: John Spilsbery’s Confession of Faith | 245

Appendix D: Robert Steed, A Plain Discovery of the Unrighteous Judge and False Accuser | 249

Appendix E: ‘BOUND TO KEEP THE FIRST DAY’: Covenant Theology, the Moral Law and the Sabbath among the first English Particular Baptists | 257

Appendix F: Covenant Theology in First London Confession | 283

Appendix G: An Examination of the Possible Influence of Menno Simons’ Foundation Book upon the Particular Baptist Confession of 1644 | 287

Bibliography | 311

Scripture Index | 329

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"Dr. James Renihan has produced a masterly commentary on the First London Baptist Confession of Faith. Anyone with an interest in Baptist history or theology will enjoy and benefit from this work. Dr. Renihan’s exposition of the text of the confession draws on his deep immersion in the theology and writings of Baptists and others of the time, but this volume provides far more than that: by exploring the sources used by the framers of the confession, as well as the different editions through which it passed, the reader is introduced to the historical context in which the Confession was produced, which in turn helps to understand it and its role in the development of Baptist life and thought in the seventeenth century. Dr. Renihan’s work is a most valuable contribution to the recovery of Baptist theology and heritage, so needed in our day." -Robert Strivens | Pastor, Bradford on Avon Baptist Church

"It is a happy combination that brings together Jim Renihan (one of the premier historians of seventeenth-century Baptists) and the First London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1644/46 (the warm and Christ-centered formal expression of the faith of seven young Particular Baptist Churches in London). The conjunction of Jim’s scholarship with this important document makes for an extremely insightful historical and theological investigation into the early history of Calvinistic Baptists. Renihan has provided us with an exposition of the 1644 Confession that explores its historical context, its confessional and literary sources, its delights as well as its deficiencies, its reception and its critics, its revisions, and its relationship to the later and fuller Second London Baptist Confession of 1677/1689. The appendices add to the historical value of the book and, with the body of the text, render the volume not only a study in historical theology but also a mini course in biblical and systematic theology. This study is worthy of the attention of all who are interested in Baptist history and theology. I highly recommend it." -Terry A. Chrisope | Former Professor of History and Bible, Missouri Baptist University, Legacy Baptist Church of Northwest Arkansas

"I have longed to see a critical exposition of the First London Confession of Faith in print, one that provides a detailed examination of the provenance, structure, theology, editions, and impact of this notable text. This is that! As I read through this new work by Professor Renihan, it was obvious that here was a scholar who had mastered this area of Baptist history, had long pondered the nooks and crannies of its terrain, and was able to compact all his study of this text within the scope of a monograph such as this. In sum: this is a fine work, one that is eminently judicious in its conclusions and, I trust, will be eminently useful for the people of God." -Michael A. G. Haykin | Chair & Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

"I truly wish I had held this publication in my hands a decade earlier. At that time, I was writing my master’s thesis on the First London Baptist Confession of Faith. It wasn’t an easy task back then to sift through the available sources to examine the historical circumstances of its genesis and theological nuances. Dr. Renihan, whom I know personally and hold in high esteem, has done an extraordinarily elaborate job for anyone with a serious interest in studying the beginnings and doctrinal convictions of early confessional Calvinistic Baptists in England. Dr. Renihan takes us on an exciting and highly educational journey back in time to the first and very few Calvinist Baptist congregations in London, who hold their ground in the face of enemies and persecutors. May this work not only meet with academic interest but also be a means to deepen our own convictions so that we also might stand firm in the faith, especially in a time of growing opposition." -Peter Schild | Pastor, Evangelical Reformed Baptist Church, Frankfurt, Germany

"Dr. James Renihan has given us a major study of the Baptists’ First London Confession 1644, which was an apologia justifying the emergence of orthodox independent churches practicing believer’s baptism in very dangerous and uncertain times. Ongoing debate and defense necessitated minor adjustments over the next decade. Because of the recent remarkable worldwide emergence of Baptist churches acknowledging the 1677/1689 confession, the earlier document has passed somewhat into the background and has sometimes been misunderstood and its teaching even set over against that of its better known successor. By a careful study of the historical context and the sources behind the 1644 statement, Dr. Renihan has shown that both statements emerge from the Puritanism of the age and bear witness to historic Christianity. He has also made it clear that the men behind both confessions found it necessary to explain and defend their application of the Reformation principle of sola Scriptura to their ecclesiology. One is filled with admiration of the men of the 1640s given the limitations of their background." -Robert Oliver, PhD | Retired Pastor and Scholar

"With trademark thoroughness and historical awareness, our guide paces steadily through the landscape of the First London Baptist Confession, analyzing each aspect with careful deliberation. The definite contours of the document are made clear, illuminated by splashes of light from contemporary sources. We are left with a fine view of the Baptists’ home territory. With this to help us, we can better appreciate the faith and life of our spiritual forefathers, together with the context in which they labored and the challenges they faced. For their successors, this will prove a genuinely helpful resource." -Jeremy Walker | Pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church, Preacher and Author

"This book is a contribution of inestimable value to the study of the history, faith, and influence of the Particular Baptists. Dr. Renihan provides an exposition of the first confession of faith of the Particular Baptists from an objective perspective that does not paint their actions through rose-colored glasses but explains them in a transparent and honest way. The richness of his sources and the clarity of Dr. Renihan that invites the reader to interact with them, along with the clear and coherent structure of his exposition and the pertinence of his explanations, make this work an invaluable resource for anyone who seeks to better understand the roots of our faith. This book is the result of a lifetime of study, a passionate heart, and a scholarly mind capable of clearly expressing the history of our glorious Baptist legacy. Likewise, his exposition will serve to ignite a flame of devotion and faithfulness to God’s Word and an appreciation for the richness of our Particular Baptist heritage in the hearts of generations to come—including those arising in distant lands like Latin America." -Jorge A. Rodríguez Vega | Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Gracia Soberana in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, Director of Seminario Bautista Confesional del Ecuador and Executive Director of the Publisher Legado Bautista Confesiona

"Imagine a small foreign country known only to a very few people, and most of them, not very well. This country is so remote you cannot make the trip yourself, but for some important reason you need to familiarize yourself with it. Then you discover one man, so thoroughly conversant with the place and its people, including their manner of thinking, their habits of expression, their beliefs, and even how surrounding communities have impacted them, that he deserves a reputation among the highest rank in this sphere of knowledge. And it did not come easily. This man has spent a great portion of his lifetime virtually among these people, listening carefully to their conversation, and learning from them with a great deal of sympathy. Finally, to your delight, the expert is willing to take the time to sit with you and, with much less effort and time on your part, bring you up to speed in a clear, convincing way. Listening, you find he is a tour guide par excellence.

Such a guide has Dr. James Renihan been to me, and the metaphorical country is the seventeenth-century Particular Baptist world. This book, Dr. Renihan’s first volume in Baptist Symbolics, is an exposition of the First London Baptist Confession of Faith—and so much more. From a firm foundation of primary sources of the period, with his own original research, he presents some of the most significant documents along with interpretations of the language consonant with the vocabulary and connotations, theological and ecclesiastical, of that people and their times. In an expeditious way that cost me little, I have been enriched as a student of historical theology in this special area of interest by reading his book. Such knowledge also contributes to a more responsible assessment of general church history as well as Baptist history. Further and importantly, our study of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1677/89 is surprisingly enhanced by an accurate knowledge of the First, as provided in this book. A triumph of Baptist scholarship!" -D. Scott Meadows | Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church (Reformed), Exeter, New Hampshire

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THE CHIEF END OF MAN: An Exposition of the First Answer of the Shorter Catechism
John Hall with Introduction by B.B. Warfield

"Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever." This uncovered treasure is intended for all who desire to teach or to learn the purpose for which we were created. John Hall (1806-1894) is best known for his long-term friendship with J.W. Alexander, that later resulted in his two volume work which included the 800 letters he received from Alexander over their 40 year relationship.

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Lady Glenorchy, in her diary, relates how she was seized with a fever which threatened her life, 'during the course of which,' she says, 'the first question of the Assembly's Catechism was brought to my mind—"What is the chief end of man?" as if some one had asked it. When I considered the answer to it—"To glorify God, and to enjoy Him for ever"—I was struck with shame and confusion. I found I had never sought to glorify God in my life, nor had I any idea of what was meant by enjoying Him for ever. Death and judgment were set before me; my past sins came to my remembrance; I saw no way to escape the punishment due unto them, nor had I the least glimmering hope of obtaining the pardon of them through the righteousness of another.' From this unhappy state she was shortly after delivered, by believing on the Lord Jesus as the only Savior of the guilty.

Such was James Hervey's strict piety, that he suffered no moment to go unimproved. When he was called down to tea, he used to bring his Hebrew Bible or Greek Testament with him; and would either speak upon one verse or upon several verses, as occasion offered. 'This,' says William Romaine, 'was generally an improving season. The glory of God is very seldom promoted at the tea-table; but it was at Mr Hervey's. Drinking tea with him, was like being at an ordinance; for it was sanctified by the Word of God, and prayer.'

An eminent minister, after having been silent in company for a considerable time, on being asked the reason, signified that the powers of his mind had been solemnly absorbed with the thought of eternal happiness. 'Oh, my friends,' said he, with an energy that surprised all present, 'consider what it is to be for ever with the Lord-for ever, for ever, for ever.'

A French officer, who was a prisoner upon his parole at Reading, met with a Bible, read it, and was so struck with its contents, that he was convinced of the folly of skeptical principles, and of the truth of Christianity, and so resolved to become a Protestant. When his gay associates rallied him for taking so serious a turn, he said in his vindication, 'I have done no more than my old school-fellow Bernadotte, who has become a Lutheran.' 'Yes, but he became so,' said his associates, 'to obtain a crown.' 'My motive,' said the Christian officer, 'is the same; we only differ as to the place. The object of Bernadotte is to obtain a crown in Sweden, mine is to obtain a crown in heaven.'

Mr Robinson, a member of the presbytery of New Brunswick, was the son of a wealthy Quaker in England. Being permitted to pay a visit to an aunt in London, from whom he had considerable expectations, and becoming very fond of the dissipation of the town, he incurred debt, which so involved him, that he determined to quit his native country, and seek his fortune in America. Soon after his arrival, he had recourse, for subsistence, to teaching in a school in New Jersey. After he had been for some time engaged in this business, without any practical sense of religion, he was riding at a late hour one evening, when the moon and stars shone with unusual brightness. while he was meditating on the beauty and grandeur of the scene, and was saying to himself 'how transcendentally glorious must be the Author of all this beauty and grandeur I' the thought struck him with the suddenness and force of lightning—'But what do I know of this God? Have I ever sought His favor, or made Him my friend?' This happy impression, which proved, by its permanency and effects, to have come from the best of all sources, never left him until he took refuge in Christ, as the hope and life of his soul.

Thomas Carlyle, in speaking against modern materialism in 1876, made this confession: "The older I grow, and I am now upon the brink of eternity, the more comes back to me the first sentence of the Catechism which I learned when a child, and the fuller and deeper its meaning becomes, ‘What is the chief end of man? To glorify God, and to enjoy Him for ever.'" And Dr. Binnie says: "Of the numerous excellencies that have endeared the Westminster Shorter Catechism to so many churches on both sides of the Atlantic, I am disposed to reckon this among the greatest, that it opens with such a solemn announcement of the nobility of human nature. I know no other Catechism that opens so grandly."

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JESUS THE WAY: The Child's Guide to Heaven
Edward Payson Hammond

Edward Payson Hammond spent much of his life and ministry traveling the world to preach the Gospel, with a special emphasis upon children. His labors were honored by men like C.H. Spurgeon, Andrew Bonar, W.S. Plumer and multitudes of others. When he wrote letters to some of the leading ministers of the nineteenth century he asked their opinion about the vital subject addressed in this book: the conversion of children. Here are a couple responses he received:

"My conviction is that our converts from among children are among the very best we have. I should judge them to have been more numerously genuine than any other class, more constant, and in the long run more solid." - Charles H. Spurgeon

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"Weighty, judicious, and full of Gospel truth. One of the very best series of discourses extant on Genesis." -C.H. Spurgeon

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As a pastor, part of the way that Fuller gave legs to his conviction about Scripture was to follow the expository preaching method of men like John Calvin (1509-1564) or the English Puritans and preach through Bible books consecutively verse by verse, chapter by chapter. He thus laid before his people 'the whole counsel of God' (Acts 20:27). Although he covered a significant amount of Scripture this way in his Kettering pulpit, only two of those expository series eventually found their way into print: one on Revelation, published in the final year of his life, and this one on Genesis, from 1806. It has long been out of print as an independent volume, though it has been available through various editions of Fuller's complete works. It is good to see it back in print, for as Charles H. Spurgeon once remarked about this very book: it is 'weighty, judicious, and full of Gospel truth. One of the very best series of discourses extant upon Genesis.'" - Michael Haykin

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FAITHFULLY HOLDING THE ROPES: The Life & Ministry of Samuel Pearce
Jerry Slate

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"The spirituality and life of Samuel Pearce are one of the great treasures of the Calvinistic Baptist tradition, and deserve to be much better known. May this overview by Pastor Slate be an introduction to and encouragement to read the larger memoir written by Pearce's close friend Andrew Fuller. Highly recommended!" -Michael A.G. Haykin, Professor of Church History The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, K?Y.

"Although Samuel Pearce is not as well known as many of his contemporaries, his missions fervor and commitment commend him to a permanent place of honor. May this retelling of his short life and lasting impact serve to trumpet his example to a new generation. Our generation needs godly examples like Samuel Pearce - men with sound doctrine and missions zeal who are ready to go, but willing to stay." ?-M. David Sills, D. Miss., Ph.D. A.P. & Faye Stone Professor of Christian Missions and Cultural Anthropology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President, Reaching & Teaching International Ministries

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

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

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Chad Van Dixhoorn

Introduction

Chapter 1: Take Heed unto Yourselves

Chapter 2: Take Heed unto All the Flock

Chapter 3: The Ministerial Work

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

Chapter 5: Many Things Sadly out of Order

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

Chapter 7: The Greatest Benefits of Our Work

Chapter 8: Many Difficulties We Will Find

Chapter 9: Some May Object

Chapter 10: The Best Directions I Can Give

Appendix 1: The Catechism

Appendix 2: Book Outline

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

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

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

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

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GLIMMERS OF GRACE: A Doctor's Reflections on Faith, Suffering, and the Goodness of God
KATHRYN BUTLER, MD

Glimpses of God’s Grace in the Hospital Room

If you’ve ever spent time in a hospital, you know that it can be a place of struggles and hardships. These hardships aren’t limited to physical problems; often when our bodies are in pain, our spiritual lives can suffer too.

Former trauma surgeon Dr. Kathryn Butler experienced this firsthand as she walked alongside patients, colleagues, and friends through various illnesses and aching loss. In Glimmers of Grace, Butler draws from this experience to guide believers through the deep questions of God’s trustworthiness in the midst of suffering. Blending memoir and devotional reflections, Butler interweaves her own stories of grace with narratives from Scripture to reveal how God’s steadfast love endures even in times of great affliction.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: Wandering in the Wilderness

Introduction

Chapter 1: I Will Declare Your Greatness

Chapter 2: I Will Remember Your Wonders

Chapter 3: Wonderfully Made

Part 2: I Am Your God: Finding Solace in Who God Is

Chapter 4: The Lord Will Provide

Chapter 5: Our Father in Heaven

Chapter 6: Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone

Chapter 7: Blessed Be the Name of the Lord

Chapter 8: My Grace Is Sufficient

Chapter 9: A Gracious God and Merciful

Chapter 10: Life and Breath

Chapter 11: Great Is Your Faithfulness

Part 3: By Grace You Have Been Saved: Remembering What God Has Done

Chapter 12: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Chapter 13: By His Wounds

Chapter 14: Wait for the Lord

Chapter 15: God Shows His Love for Us

Chapter 16: This Is My Blood

Chapter 17: Called Out of the Darkness

Chapter 18: Living Water

Chapter 19: I Will Give You Rest

Chapter 20: I Will Be with You

ENDORSEMENTS

“Being a physician and caring for critically ill patients is not always fun, but it challenges our basic life assumptions and stretches us to be fuller persons. Reading Glimmers of Grace will teach you some medicine, but even more, it will model how to reflect on the difficulties of life by meditating on Scripture. In beautiful, almost poetic prose, Dr. Butler shares her thoughts on life in the hospital—its struggles, tragedies, and victories. Read this book slowly and pray that God will use it to transform you, helping you see your own challenges in light of Scripture. He will!” --John Dunlop, MD, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Yale School of Medicine; author, Finishing Well to the Glory of God

“As a father of two sons in the medical field and as a pastor who’s tried to help people learn to lament, I’m thankful for Glimmers of Grace. It’s a rare glimpse into both the spiritual struggles of being a surgeon and how to think biblically through relentless tragedy. Honest, candid, and hopeful, this book demonstrates how to embrace scriptural truth while living in a fallen world. Glimmers of Grace is not just for doctors and nurses—it’s for anyone learning to trust God through suffering.” --Mark Vroegop, Lead Pastor, College Park Church, Indianapolis, Indiana; author, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy and Weep with Me

“This book combines the two qualities so often missing from our culture’s approach to suffering and death: brutal honesty and resilient hope. That’s because Butler writes from unique experience in the valley of the shadow of death. And she writes of the God whose rod and staff are our only comfort.” --Matt McCullough, Pastor, Edgefield Church, Nashville, Tennessee; author, Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope

“In the heartrending theater of trauma medicine, Kathryn Butler discovers parables and signs pointing to the God who loves, suffers, and heals. This book is for all who will suffer injury, illness, and death, including their clinicians. May we have ears to hear and eyes to see.” --Farr Curlin, MD, Josiah Trent Professor of Medical Humanities; Codirector, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative, Duke University

“Gritty and grace-filled, this book offers much-needed perspective on suffering. As a trauma surgeon, Kathryn Butler has walked with the grieving, wrestling with the tension between the goodness of God and the reality of life in this broken world. Her honest questions as she learned to lean on God’s word and trust his character will make Glimmers of Grace a blessing to many.” --Vaneetha Rendall Risner, author, Walking through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption

“We spend our hardest moments in hospitals, whether with family or friends or in the bed ourselves. How many have here lost the faith they thought they had—or found the Christ they never expected? Kathryn Butler has walked these floors, performed the surgeries, delivered the worst news, and watched patients die—not only as a doctor but also as a Christian. She, of course, is not the only one, but what is rare is her heart and ability to communicate what she’s learned to others. Many doctors have had these experiences, fewer have had them as Christians, and fewer still have been willing to write about them and been able to do so with such skill. It’s only a matter of time until you find yourself in a hospital again. Will you be ready to lean on God’s word for the particular ways he meets us in illness?” --David Mathis, Senior Teacher and Executive Editor, desiringGod.org; Pastor, Cities Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota; author, Habits of Grace



Kathryn Butler (MD, Columbia University) trained in surgery and critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she then joined the faculty. She left clinical practice in 2016 to homeschool her children, and now writes regularly for desiringGod.org and the Gospel Coalition on topics such as faith, medicine, and shepherding kids in the gospel.

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ESSAYS ON RELIGION, SCIENCE & SOCIETY by Herman Bavinck

Herman Bavinck, the premier theologian of the Kuyper-inspired, neo-Calvinistic revival in the late-nineteenth-century Netherlands, is an important voice in the development of Protestant theology. Essays on Religion, Science, and Society is the capstone of his distinguished career. These seminal essays offer an outworking of Bavinck's systematic theology as presented in his Reformed Dogmatics and engage enduring issues from a biblical and theological perspective. The work presents his mature reflections on issues relating to ethics, education, politics, psychology, natural science and evolution, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion. This collection--Bavinck's most significant remaining untranslated work--is now available in English for the first time. Pastors, students, and scholars of Reformed theology will value this work.

CONTENTS

Herman Bavinck: A Eulogy by Henry Elias Dosker

1. Philosophy of Religion (Faith)

2. The Essence of Christianity

3. Theology and Religious Studies

4. Psychology of Religion

5. Christianity and Natural Science

6. Evolution

7. Christian Principles and Social Relationships

8. On Inequality

9. Trends in Psychology

10. The Unconscious

11. Primacy of the Intellect or the Will

12. Trends in Pedagogy

13. Classical Education

14. Of Beauty and Aesthetics

15. Ethics and Politics

Appendix A: Foreword by C. B. Bavinck

Appendix B: Theology and Religious Studies in Nineteenth-Century Netherlands

Index

Although all of these essays are more an 100 years old, it is quite amazing how applicable they are for today. Even those that (due to their subject matter) prove to be more dated, are quite significant in helping to understand history and where the world we live in today came from and how we can live in this world as Christians.

Endorsements

"I have long admired Bavinck as a major systematic theologian, but in these essays I discovered a Bavinck I never knew. He moves easily--and brilliantly--through adolescent psychology, conceptions of the unconscious, Islam, social contract theory, evolutionary thought, philology, and aesthetics, to name only a few of a broad set of topics. Here an amazing nineteenth-century Calvinist mind addresses with much wisdom a twenty-first-century intellectual agenda!"--Richard J. Mouw, president and professor of Christian philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary

"To read [these essays] is to be forcefully reminded that Bavinck was not merely a theologian in the narrow sense, but a broad Christian thinker active in the academy, the church, and the state. . . . The general strength of the book is simply Bavinck's example. Here is the record of a keen mind, an irenic spirit, and a methodical laborer, grounded in the Scriptures and applying it to a host of questions."--Cliff L. Blair, New Horizons

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REACHING YOUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOR WITH THE GOSPEL: How to Better Engage and Share the Gospel with Muslims
A. S. Ibrahim

Muslims are coming to Christ more than ever before, which is why having a robust, Christ-centered foundation for evangelism is essential. However, many Christians know very little about Muslims and their beliefs, which often results in misconceptions and a decreased ability to clearly and effectively proclaim the gospel.

In Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel, A. S. Ibrahim seeks to provide readers with insight and practical tips to engage and share the gospel with Muslim friends and neighbors. Ibrahim divides the book into two sections: (1) a Christian understanding of the strands of Islam and the diversity of Muslims, and (2) practical ways for Christians to connect with Muslims and effectively communicate the gospel. This book also incorporates true stories about Muslims coming to Christ and answers common questions.

Ideal for Christians Interested in Cross-Cultural Missions: Especially those interested in evangelizing to Muslims or wanting to learn more about the Muslim community

Perfect for Group or Personal Study: Each chapter ends with practical information about Islam and Muslims and questions to prompt discussion

Practical Guidance: Includes true stories, answers to common questions, proper responses to Muslim questions, and common pitfalls to avoid during evangelism

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Part 1: Understanding Muslims and Islam

Chapter 1: Islam or Islams? Why It Matters

Chapter 2: Is Islam Really the Fastest-Growing Religion in the World?

Chapter 3: A Christ-Centered Approach to Islam and Muslims

Chapter 4: Developing a Christlike Love for Your Muslim Neighbor

Chapter 5: Understanding the Muslim Paradigm: Mindset or Worldview?

Chapter 6: Basic Muslim Misconceptions about Christians and Christianity: Clearing the Air

Part 2: Tools for Evangelizing Muslims

Chapter 7: How to Communicate the Gospel to Muslims

Chapter 8: The Role of Intercessory Prayer in Evangelism

Chapter 9: Raising Questions and Answering Them: Using the Jesus Method

Chapter 10: Proclaiming Christ: Specific Biblical Stories for Muslims

Chapter 11: Avoiding Pitfalls

Chapter 12: Treading Carefully: Speaking about the Quran and Muhammad with a Muslim

Final Thoughts

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

“A. S. Ibrahim is a gift to the body of Christ and a writing machine! This book, Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel, so well combines his comprehensive understanding of the Islamic faith with his pastoral heart for reaching Muslims with the life-changing gospel message. I highly recommend this work.” -Adam W. Greenway, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“‘I want you to join the work of God among Muslims today—we are his workers.’ With that invitation, A. S. Ibrahim brings the Christian world a book that will equip us to do just that: become a part of sharing the hope of the gospel with Muslims. Even if you are not preparing for missions work overseas, Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel is far more relevant than most of us realize, as the Muslim population continues to grow not only worldwide but also in the United States. To this reality, Ibrahim grants insights and practical advice that will spur optimism for anyone desiring to share Christ with those who remain captive to the false religion of Islam. More importantly, time with this book will make you a better disciple maker.” -Paul Chitwood, President, International Mission Board

“If you struggle to share Christ with your Muslim coworker or neighbor, you need this book from A. S. Ibrahim. Divided into two parts, it offers valuable insights into understanding Islam and Muslims while providing a practical toolbox for witnessing. Ibrahim says we should make it our ‘practice to open the Bible with Muslims,’ and that’s what he does in this excellent book. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all method to reaching Muslims, Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel points to the authority of Scripture as its foundation. From the role of prayer before, during, and after evangelism to asking questions as Jesus did, Ibrahim constantly turns us to the Bible as our guide to being effective witnesses and loving examples to Muslims around us. A recommended read for all who seek to be salt and light to the nations.” -Carol B. Ghattas, author and speaker, with over thirty years in cross-cultural ministry among Muslims

“As I have taught evangelism in colleges and seminaries for the past thirty-five years, I have fielded many questions about witnessing to Muslims. I am grateful for this helpful new resource from my friend and colleague A. S. Ibrahim. Ibrahim knows Islam. He is rightly viewed as one of the leading scholars on Islam in our day. But he also understands the gospel and has a passion for Muslims to hear this salvific message. I wish this book had been available to me years ago. I am glad it is available today. It is an incredibly helpful resource!” -Timothy K. Beougher, Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth, Associate Dean, Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“With almost two billion Muslims in the world, it is essential that Christians today not only understand Islam but are able to clearly communicate the message of the gospel with those who follow Islam. In this book, A. S. Ibrahim has provided an invaluable guide that will help Christians share the good news of Jesus Christ with Muslims all around the world. Lord willing, this book will serve the global church by giving Christians the tools and the confidence to faithfully share the gospel of Jesus Christ with Muslim family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.” -Paul M. Akin, Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Ibrahim encourages us to ‘be prepared, preach the word, and reach the world,’ and this incredibly helpful book gives very practical tools and training to help us proclaim Christ clearly to our Muslim friends. This is a much-needed resource both for Christians heading to serve overseas and for those who desire to share Christ with their neighbors down the street.” -Cyndi Logsdon, Director of Church Groups, McLean Bible Church; former missionary to central Asia



A. S. Ibrahim (PhD, University of Haifa; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a professor of Islamic studies and the director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Conversion to Islam and Basics of Arabic.

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SHORT STUDIES IN BIBLICAL THEOLOGY (8 Volumes at This Time)
Greg Beale, Andrew Naselli, William Osborne, Sidney Greidanus, Patrick Schreiner, Graeme Goldsworthy, Frank Thielman, Mitchell Chase

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

A Biblical Theology of the New Creation from Genesis to Revelation

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

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



(8) RESURRECTION HOPE AND THE DEATH OF DEATH by Mitchell L. Chase

A Biblical Theology of Resurrection Hope from Genesis to Revelation

Death is a powerful and sobering reality. While everyone must face death, it is not the end for those united with Christ. Followers of Jesus Christ have resurrection hope—the proclamation that Christ has defeated death and the promise that believers shall share in his victory. The resurrection is essential to the Christian faith and is rooted in the faithfulness of God.

With scholarly insight, Mitchell L. Chase traces the theme of resurrection hope throughout Scripture, walking through each section of the Bible from the Law to Revelation. Having a proper understanding of death and resurrection will not only stir up our soberness for the reality of sin and death, but it will also motivate our praise to God.

Founded on Scripture: Highlights the interconnectedness of the Bible

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Part of the Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series: Other volumes include The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture, The Lord’s Supper as the Sign and Meal of the New Covenant, and The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross

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Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Chalmers, C.H. Spurgeon, B.B. Warfield, J.C. Ryle, Henry Scougal, Francis Schaeffer, Martin Luther, Lemuel Haynes & J.I. Packer

A NEW SERIES OF 10 GREAT CLASSICS FROM GIFTED PASTORS IS BRAND NEW.

The Crossway Short Classics series seeks to serve two purposes. First, it aims to beautifully preserve these short historic pieces of writing through new high-quality physical editions. Second, it aims to transmit them to a new generation of readers, especially readers who may not be inclined or able to access a larger volume. Short-form content is especially valuable today, as the challenge of focusing in a distracting, constantly moving world becomes more intense. The volumes in the Short Classics series present incisive, gospel-centered grace and truth through a concise, memorable medium. By connecting readers with these accessible works, the Short Classics series hopes to introduce Christians to those great heroes of the faith who wrote them, providing readers with representative works that both nourish the soul and inspire further study...

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(1) HEAVEN IS A WORLD OF LOVE by Jonathan Edwards w/ Foreword by Sam Storms

In this classic exposition of 1 Corinthians 13:8–10, Jonathan Edwards exhorts Christians to ponder the love of God—both here in the world and in expectation of heaven. The things of this world are temporary, but “love never ends” (1 Cor. 13:8). God’s love is a foretaste of future glory, made available through communion with the Holy Spirit. Each page is rich with pastoral insights that will leave readers hungry to experience more of God’s love in eager anticipation of heaven.

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



(2) THE EXPULSIVE POWER OF A NEW AFFECTION by Thomas Chalmers w/ Foreword by John Piper

In this powerful sermon, Thomas Chalmers inspires Christians to remove the snares and tangles of sin—not through legalistic obedience but through the power of a new and greater affection for God. Chalmers reminds God’s saints that as sojourners living in this world, true power over the trials and sins of this life is found only in desiring Jesus Christ.

Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) was a Scottish preacher, theologian, and author who served as professor of theology at the University of St. Andrews and the University of Edinburgh. His many writings were primarily focused on the application of Christian ethics to the social issues of his day.



(3) ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE DEPRESSED by Charles H. Spurgeon w/ Foreword by Randy Alcorn

In this classic sermon, Charles Spurgeon gently urges those struggling with depression to cast their burdens upon the Lord, who will not forsake his people. Having battled depression and discouragement himself for most of his years in ministry, Spurgeon encourages the downtrodden to hold fast to the promises of God, for he is steadfast and will comfort his children as they walk faithfully with him.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834–1892) was an English Baptist pastor at New Park Street Chapel, London (which later became the Metropolitan Tabernacle), for thirty-eight years. As the nineteenth century's most prolific preacher and writer, his ministry legacy continues today.

Like the apostle Paul, the often jovial Spurgeon was “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Cor. 6:10 ESV). Near the end of his words that you’re about to read, Spurgeon says, “Glory be to God for the furnace, the hammer, and the file. Heaven shall be all the fuller of bliss because we have been filled with anguish here below, and earth shall be better tilled because of our training in the school of adversity.”



(4) THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF OUR LORD by Benjamin B. Warfield with Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson

In the search to understand the deity of Christ, Christians might overlook what the Bible reveals about his humanity. Did Jesus really feel emotions? What grieved him? What delighted him? How did Jesus—fully human and fully God—react to the world and people around him? Throughout Scripture, Jesus displays a range of emotions that can help believers understand him more intimately.

In 'The Emotional Life of Our Lord', theologian B. B. Warfield explains how Christ’s complex emotions and personality proved his humanity. It was necessary for Christ to be born in the likeness of mankind to bear their griefs, carry their sorrows, take their infirmities, and ultimately redeem their lives. In this encouraging book, readers learn to see Christ as a compassionate Savior through his sinless expressions of emotions—from righteous anger to abiding love.

This brand new edition of Warfield's classic is beautifully introduced by Sinclair B. Ferguson, a brilliant theologian in his own right, who says the following: "The work that has left the deepest impression on me is this essay on 'The Emotional Life of Our Lord'. It is the hidden jewel of his writings. I say “hidden” because although it first appeared in 1912, it was not included in the ten-volume set of his works and therefore has not had the prominence it deserves. More significantly, it is also a “jewel.” The subject matter—our Lord’s emotions—is one that Christians have often neglected, and in doing so have deprived themselves of a vital element in the gospel...So, here is 'The Emotional Life of our Lord'. I hope that by its closing sentences you will have a sense that as you have read it, Christ himself has walked toward you from the pages of Scripture"



(5) FIGHTING FOR HOLINESS by J.C. Ryle with Foreword by Andrew Atherstone

“True Christianity is a fight,” wrote J. C. Ryle in 1870. He argued that from the day of their conversion until the day they die, Christians are called to be soldiers for Christ in a war for their holiness. This inspiring call to action written over 150 years ago continues to be a source of great encouragement and inspiration for believers today.

In this addition to the Crossway Short Classics series, Ryle explains why the fight for holiness is one of absolute necessity for Christians. Identifying the three main enemies of every believer—the world, the flesh, and the devil—he emboldens them to “either fight or be lost” in their daily battle and offers biblical and historical examples of notable Christian “soldiers.” 'Fighting for Holiness' is a bold reminder for believers to daily put on the whole armor of God and train their eyes on Christ.

In his helpful Foreword Andrew Atherstone gives the following helpful background to this material: "Are You Fighting? was written in December 1870, when armed conflict between Prussia and France was engulfing continental Europe. French forces were starved into submission in the Siege of Metz and routed at the Battle of Sedan. Napoleon III, Empereur des Français, was captured and deposed, and German troops encircled Paris. The British government maintained a studied neutrality, but the newspapers were filled every day with dramatic reports from across the English Channel. It presaged the Great War of the next generation... But Ryle saw the opportunity to drive home a spiritual lesson. The Franco-Prussian War was the preacher’s hook to lay hold of an audience and challenge them about fighting the Christian war. His tract was designed to be highly engaging, and easy to give away to friends and neighbors, sold in bulk at two shillings per dozen... Ryle’s writing has an urgent, evangelistic heartbeat. He pleads with us to take seriously the pursuit of holiness. In an age when the character and conduct of Christians are often indistinguishable from the secular world—as endemic today as in the 1870s—it is an appeal we desperately need to hear."



(6) THE LIFE OF GOD IN THE SOUL OF MAN by Henry Scougal w/ Foreword by Joel Beeke

A Classic Guide for Christians Who Want to Move from Empty Religion to Authentic Faith

Writing to a friend who was disillusioned by religion, minister and theologian Henry Scougal created what would become a classic text on Christian living. Compassionately explaining what true religion is and isn’t, Scougal shares biblical practices that lead to real spiritual transformation.

In The Life of God in the Soul of Man, Scougal cuts through false ideas about religion and demonstrates how to pursue true unity with God. He explains that religion shouldn’t be primarily focused on restraining or dictating outward behavior, but living a divine life characterized by faith, a love for God and others, purity, and humility. As it did for the recipient of Scougal’s original letter, this book challenges believers to turn from empty religion and allow the Holy Spirit to conform them into Christ’s glorious image.



(7) THE LORD'S WORK IN THE LORD'S WAY & NO LITTLE PEOPLE by Francis Schaeffer w/ Foreword by Ray Ortlund

A Collection of Sermons on Christian Leadership from Theologian Francis A. Schaeffer

Christians serving the Lord can fall into two traps: depending too heavily on their own power or underestimating their God-given purpose. In this collection of classic sermons, renowned theologian and philosopher Francis A. Schaeffer teaches believers how to rely on the Holy Spirit—not personal effort or status—in matters of service and leadership.

This short book includes an excerpt from Schaeffer’s sermon, “The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way,” plus 2 sermons from the book No Little People. Covering topics including humility and servanthood, Christian office, spiritual battles, and trusting God’s methods, Schaeffer encourages pastors, students, and church members to live as consecrated people, working humbly for God’s approval instead of human praise.



(8) THE FREEDOM OF A CHRISTIAN: A New Translation by Martin Luther with Foreword by Carl Trueman

Martin Luther’s Classic Work, Newly Translated by Robert Kolb

Originally published in 1520, The Freedom of a Christian is one of Martin Luther’s most well-known and enduring treatises. In it, the German Reformer examines Christian ethics and how justification by faith alone impacts the liberty of believers. He famously writes, “A Christian is a free lord of everything and subject to no one. A Christian is a willing servant of everything and subject to everyone.” Luther also further develops ideas and doctrines that were key to the Reformation, such as the priesthood of all believers and union with Christ.

This addition to the Crossway Short Classics series features a new translation from the original German to English by renowned Reformation scholar Robert Kolb. The Freedom of a Christian reminds modern-day readers that it is ultimately grace that transforms God’s people and frees us to love and obey.



(9) SELECTED SERMONS by Lemuel Haynes with Foreword by Jared Wilson

The Crossway Short Classics Series Presents Rare Sermons from Black Puritan Minister Lemuel Haynes

Born in 1753, Lemuel Haynes was an indentured servant who grew to become a dynamic Reformed preacher. Nicknamed “The Black Puritan,” he is credited as being the first African-American ordained for ministry in the United States. This addition to the Crossway Short Classics series presents some of Haynes’s important yet little-known work.

Selected Sermons features 4 rarely published sermons, along with a biography of Haynes. In “Universal Salvation,” he preaches on the reality of hell and the character of Satan. “A Sermon on John 3:3” explores Jesus’s command to be born again. “The Character and Work of a Spiritual Watchman Described” details qualifications for gospel ministers, and in “Liberty Further Extended,” he presents a biblical argument against slavery and oppression. This collection of Haynes’s sermons offers readers robust spiritual insight and a closer look at an extraordinary figure in church history.



(10) WHAT DID THE CROSS ACHIEVE? by J.I. Packer, with Foreword Mark Dever

A Classic Essay on Penal Substitutionary Atonement from Theologian J. I. Packer

Penal substitutionary atonement—the belief that Jesus’s death on the cross satisfied God’s wrath against sin—is central to the Christian faith, but frequently debated. Is it just to punish an innocent person in place of the guilty? How can the temporary death of one substitute for the eternal death of many? Why doesn’t the cross grant Christians unlimited permission to sin?

In this famous essay, late theologian J. I. Packer analyzes Scripture and the works of early Reformers to defend the truth of Christ’s substitutionary suffering and death, the heart of the Christian gospel. Considered one of the most significant short works on penal substitutionary atonement from the 20th century, this careful, concise essay has influenced prominent theologians and is essential reading for students, pastors, and laypeople.

**From Renowned Theologian J. I. Packer: This work was originally delivered as a Tyndale Biblical Theology Lecture

**Part of the Crossway Short Classics Series: Other titles include The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way and No Little People; The Life of God in the Soul of Man; and Fighting for Holiness

**Includes a Foreword by Mark Dever



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(1) HEAVEN IS A WORLD OF LOVE by Jonathan Edwards with Foreword by Sam Storms
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God’s love is a foretaste of future glory, made available through communion with the Holy Spirit.

(2) THE EXPULSIVE POWER OF A NEW AFFECTION by Thomas Chalmers with Foreword by John Piper
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Chalmers reminds God’s saints that as sojourners living in this world, true power over the trials and sins of this life is found only in desiring Jesus Christ.

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Having battled depression and discouragement himself for most of his years in ministry, Spurgeon encourages the downtrodden to hold fast to the promises of God,.

(4) THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF OUR LORD by Benjamin B. Warfield with Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson
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A Close Look at the Complex Emotions of Christ. Sinclair Ferguson says, "It is the hidden jewel of his writings."

(5) FIGHTING FOR HOLINESS by J.C. Ryle with Foreword by Andrew Atherstone
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“May we never forget that without fighting there can be no holiness while we live, and no crown of glory when we die!” - Ryle

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A Classic Guide for Christians Who Want to Move from Empty Religion to Authentic Faith-The book used of God in the conversion of Whitefield

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MARK JONES

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

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

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Part 1: Faith

Questions 1–17

1. What is the worst sin?

2. What is saving faith?

3. Where does faith come from?

4. What does it mean that faith is supernatural?

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

6. What does our faith lay hold of?

7. Can we lose our justification?

8. Is faith our righteousness?

9. What is the principal exercise of faith?

10. What is the principle of our obedience?

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

12. Can faith be increased and strengthened?

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

14. Is there such a thing as false faith?

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

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

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



Part 2: Hope

Questions 18–30

18. How is hope commonly understood?

19. What is Christian hope?

20. What gives rise to Christian hope?

21. Is hope necessary for the Christian?

22. To whom is Christian hope given?

23. How does hope relate to death?

24. What is the supreme object of Christian hope?

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

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

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

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

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

30. What duty flows out of Christian hope?



Part 3: Love

Questions 31–57

31. What is the foundation of the Christian religion?

32. What is love?

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

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

35. How do we show our love for God?

36. What makes our obedience acceptable to God?

37. How does faith work through love?

38. What is the context for our love?

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

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

41. What guards the church from false worship?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. Why is adultery such a heinous sin?

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

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

53. Why is lying so serious?

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

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

56. Is love optional for Christians?

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

Appendix

Question 58

58 Did Jesus possess faith, hope, and love?

Catechism

Notes

General Index

Scripture Index

ENDORSEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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