Excerpted from his book, An Assertion of the Government of the Church of Scotland CHAPTER I. OF THE WORDS ELDER, LAY ELDER, RULING ELDER. THE word elder answereth to zaken in the Hebrew, and presbuteroV in the Greek. It hath four different significations: (1.) It noteth age; (2.) Antiquity; (3.) Venerability; (4.) An office. In the first… Read More The Biblical Basis for Ruling Elders
“Now, I see here today more people that I am accustomed to having at the sermon. Why is that? It is Christmas day. And who told you this? You poor beasts. That is a fitting euphemism for all of you who have come here today to honor Noel. Did you think you would be honoring… Read More An XMas Day Sermon by John Calvin
The Trial and Triumph of Faith Sermon VII, pp. 75-82 [Christ hath a sevenfold relation to the covenant. 1st, He is the Covenant itself. 2nd, The Messenger. 3rd, The witness. 4th, The Surety. 5th, The Mediator. 6th, The Testator. 7th, The principal party contractor.] The parties of the covenant are God and man. Oh, how… Read More Christ’s Sevenfold Relation to the Covenant of Grace
Samuel Rutherford The Trial and Triumph of Faith Sermon VI, pp. 66-73 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (Mat. 15:22) In her prayer, as it is… Read More Crying Out to God in Prayer
JAMES DURHAM A Commentary Upon the Book of Revelation pp. 326 – 338 CHAP. VI. Lecture I. Download as PDF And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts, saying, Come, and see. (Rev. 6:1) This Chapter beginneth that… Read More The History of the Church in the Book of Revelation
James Durham A Commentary Upon the Book of Revelation Chap. V, Lecture II pp. 295-299 Concerning the nature of Christs death, or, if it be properly a satisfaction. Beside what Observations have been already hinted at and held forth from this Chapter, there are two more; which being clear of themselves from the words, and… Read More The Satisfaction of Christ’s Death | James Durham
The following is an excerpt from volume 4 of The Christian’s Reasonable Service by Wilhelmus à Brakel (hardcopy). The Future Conversion of the Jews Examined in Light of 2 Corinthians 3 Proof #2: This proof of the anticipated conversion of the Jews we derive from 2 Cor 3. This conversion is emphatically affirmed in verse 16: “Nevertheless when… Read More Is the Old Testament a Ministry of Death?
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 4, pp. 402-408 After Israel had arrived at Horeb, Moses ascended the mountain. God commanded Moses to ask the people on His behalf if they wished to remain in the covenant and be obedient to Him (Exod 19:8). Moses relayed the message, and the people responded at… Read More Is the Mosaic Covenant the Covenant of Grace?
Samuel Rutherford The Divine Right of Church Government and Excommunication pp. 95–100 Cap. I. Q. 1. Whether or not Human Ceremonies in Gods Worship, can consist with the perfection of God’s Word? These human ceremonies we cannot but reject upon these grounds; Arg. 1. Our first Argument is: Every positive and religious observance, and rite in God’s worship,… Read More All Additions to God’s Worship are Unlawful
National Sins and National Judgments A sermon by John Owen Preached April 11, 1679. “For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they… Read More National Sins and National Judgments