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Settle down by the fireplace to enjoy the following articles in this winter 2013-2014 edition:The Saint’s Hiding Place in the Evil Day - In which Richard Sibbes explains that though trouble is promised to come into the believer's life, yet he has a quiet hiding place to retreat into until the storm passes.On Christian Cheerfulness and Society - Thomas Watson teaches why Christians have no reason to be of a bitter or dour disposition.Look Out of Your Graves Upon the World - Joseph Alleine. A letter written by Alleine from prison, to his friends in Taunton.The Glorious Enjoyment of Heavenly Things by Faith - Jeremiah Burroughs' sunny exposition on Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."Chastisements For Sin - Samuel Bolton. An extract from his larger work The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, which seeks to answer the question, 'Are Christians punished for their sins, or does the grace of Christ obviate this?'
The Puritans in Verse: Christ’s Sermon on the Mount in Verse by John Bunyan.
The following articles appear in this autumn 2014 edition:
1. There Is An Answerableness Between the Greatness of the Misery of Hell and the Happiness of Heaven – by Jonathan Edwards. Edited by Don Kistler, who remarked that this was the best Edwards he has ever read, next to "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".
2. How to Bear Afflictions – in which William Bates teaches from Hebrews 12:5 how to avoid the extremes of despising the chastening of the Lord, or fainting beneath it.
3. Let Not Sin Have Dominion Over You – Thomas Manton explores what is meant by allowing sin to "have dominion" over oneself, and why this state must be avoided. Edited by Peter Overduin.
4. The Great Usefulness of the Law – in which John Flavel illustrates the proper role of the law in bringing the sinner to salvation, then participating in his sanctification.
5. How We May Read the Scriptures with Most Spiritual Profit – Thomas Watson. Twenty-four eminently practical instructions for making time spent in the Word more meaningful.
The reading of Puritan works has brought great benefit to the people of God across barriers of culture and time. Christians owe a great debt of gratitude to those faithful theologians, pastors and preachers who continue to speak through their writings even though they have long since entered into their heavenly rest in Christ. In these pages, the reader will find that Mr. Watson knew how to teach and apply God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit, and for the glorification of Jesus Christ, while maintaining a solid biblical orthodoxy needed in our day and age.
The purpose of this book is to open a door to the vast stores of biblical treasure and wisdom to be found in his writings and that it will stimulate further reading from his available works.
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Watson’s rich, insightful exposition of Matthew 5:1-12 beckons us to a deeper understanding of this magnificent passage; and in so doing, it invites us nearer the very heart of Christ.
The best things work for good to the godly
The worst things work for good to the godly
Why all things work for good
The tests of love to God
An exhortation to love God
Exhortations to those who are called
Concerning God’s purpose