Dr. George DownameThe Christian’s Sanctuary, pp. 29-49 Inward and spiritual exercise of prayer joined with repentance What then is the spiritual exercise and the inward fast, whereunto the outward abstinence must be referred? It is an humbling of our souls in a solemn exercise of prayer, joined with repentance, for the obtaining of our special… Read More The Christian Duty of Fasting: 3. The Inward Fast
Dr. George DownameThe Christian’s Sanctuary, pp. 18-29 Thus we have heard that the religious fast is a solemn exercise of religion, to be undertaken of us, when we are humble suitors to the Lord, upon some urgent occasion. Let us now consider wherein this exercise doth consist, which is expressed in the rest of the… Read More The Christian Duty of Fasting: 2. The Outward Fast
Dr. George DownameThe Christian’s Sanctuary, pp. 8-18 What is Fasting? The religious fast is a solemn exercise of religion, wherein we being humble suitors unto the Lord upon some special or extraordinary occasion, do abstain not only from food and some other commodities and delights of this life, but also from bodily labours and worldly… Read More The Christian Duty of Fasting: 1. What is Fasting?
John Murray Principles of Conduct Chapter 6 THE SANCTITY OF TRUTH “What is truth?” said Pilate. The irony of his question is that truth, “the truth,” stood before him. The tragedy of Pilate’s bewilderment was the complete absence of comprehension regarding the stupendous character of the Person whom he had delivered to be crucified. Pilate’s… Read More The Sanctity of Truth | John Murray
A Church in the House A Sermon Concerning Family Religion Preached in London, April 16, 1704 by Matthew Henry Full sermon pdf here. “With the church that is in their house.“ 1 Corinthians 16:19 III. The Application. That which now remains, is to address myself to you upon the whole matter by way of exhortation;… Read More Family Religion Part 3: The Application
A Church in the House A Sermon Concerning Family Religion Preached in London, April 16, 1704 by Matthew Henry Full sermon pdf here. “With the church that is in their house.“ 1 Corinthians 16:19 II. Motivation to family religion. I come now, II. To offer some motives to persuade you thus to turn your families… Read More Family Religion Part 2: The Motivation
A Church in the House A Sermon Concerning Family Religion Preached in London, April 16, 1704 by Matthew Henry Full sermon pdf here. “With the church that is in their house.“ 1 Corinthians 16:19 Among the salutations presented by the Apostle Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians, was that from Aquila and Priscilla,… Read More Family Religion Part 1: What Is Family Religion?
James Henley Thornwell Discourses on Truth (1855) Discourse IV. Sincerity. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true—think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Speculative Truth and Practical Truth. Truth may be considered in two leading aspects, either as having reference to the correspondence of our convictions with the reality of things, which may be called speculative truth,… Read More Must We Always Tell the Truth?
George Gillespie A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies pt. 4, ch. 3, pp. 375–379 Every thing which is indifferent in the nature of it, is not by and by indifferent in the use of it. But the use of a thing indifferent ought evermore to be either chosen or refused, followed or forsaken, according… Read More Scriptural Rules Governing Indifferent Things
Martin Luther The Estate of Marriage Works, vol. 45, pp. 17-22. 1. Male and Female. “So God created man…male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27). From this passage we may be assured that God divided mankind into two classes, namely, male and female, or a he and a she. This was so pleasing to… Read More Childbearing and the Gift of Singleness | Martin Luther