A Husband’s Prayer

George Swinnock (1627–1673) I pray that my love to my wife may be like Christ’s to His church, as well in its goodness as in its greatness; I mean, that my chiefest endeavor may be that she may be sanctified and cleansed and at last be presented to the blessed and beautiful bridegroom, a gracious... Continue Reading →

Why Advocate for the Received Text?

The following is the contribution to "Why I Preach from the Recieved Text: An Anthology of Essays by Reformed Ministers" by Joshua White As a Reformed Baptist Pastor, I am often asked the question, “Why do you advocate for and use translations based on the Received Text?” To be certain, I fully understand why the... Continue Reading →

The Christian and the World

I. C. Herendeen Love not the world...the world passeth away, and the lust thereof. —1 John 2:15, 17 Be not conformed to this world.—Romans 12:2 Come out from among them, and be ye separate.—2 Corinthians 6:17 The Christian is plagued by three great, powerful and subtle enemies—“the world, the flesh, and the devil.” They are... Continue Reading →

Self-Examination: A Short Directory

Thomas Wilcox (1621-1687) Directory for the great, necessary, and advantageous duty of self-examination, whereby a serious Christian may every evening examine himself. Questions relating to religious exercises Have I had any sensible communion with God in the exercise? Have I not neglected my private nor my family duties? Have I not omitted reading the Word... Continue Reading →

Heal Rather than Deepen Divisions

by James Durham (1622-1658) Introduction by Matthew Vogan We live in a time of deepening and widening divisions, and the church of Jesus Christ is not exempt. Churches are vulnerable to fractures from doctrinal and practical disagreements, misunderstandings, and sin. Christians’ deeply held concerns become the occasion for many potential and actual divisions. Especially when... Continue Reading →

The Key to Biblical Knowledge

Christ in All the Scriptures Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) “He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”—Luke 24:27 The two disciples on the road to Emmaus had a most profitable journey. Their companion and teacher was the best of tutors. The interpreter [was] one of a thousand “in whom are hid... Continue Reading →

The Cure for Despondency

The following is from A.W. Pink “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me?”—Psalm 42:5 When the Psalmist gave utterance to these words, his spirit was dejected and his heart was heavy within him. In the checkered career of David there was not a little which was calculated... Continue Reading →

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