What is a Benediction?

This excerpt from a study done by Chuck Rennie in 2008 is still useful today. A Definition of Benediction – Part I by Chuck Rennie  Usually when we think about the Reformed tradition, the [...]

Grow in Grace

“Grow in Grace” 2 Peter 3:18 by James M. Renihan How do Christians grow in Grace? Or perhaps more directly, how may pastors help their people grow in grace? This is a key question [...]

The Glory of the Incarnation

Excerpts from Owen, Vol. 1 “He, therefore, is the Word, the Christ, and the cause of old of our being; for he was in God, and the cause of our well-being. But now he has appeared unto men, the [...]

On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

On The Morning of Christ’s Nativity by John Milton, 1629 I This is the month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heav’ns eternal King, Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born, [...]

Keach on the Contradictions of Calvinist Paedobaptism

From Benjamin Keach, Gold Refin’d, or, Baptism in its Primitive Purity (London: 1689), 169. Is it not strange men should say, all children of believers are in covenant, and that there is no [...]

John Newton on “Immanuel”

The Mediator, the surety for sinful men, must himself be a man. Because those whom he came to redeem were partakers of flesh and blood, he therefore took part of the same. Had not Messiah engaged [...]

On the Knowledge of God

“On the Knowledge of God” is taken from the May 1810 issue of the Baptist Magazine, page 249. Though the language is somewhat antique, this wonderful statement of orthodox theology from an early [...]

How to Profit from Preaching

How to Profit from Preaching  by James M. Renihan 1. We must come to the preaching of the Word of God with a heartfelt desire to hear it. There must be urgency and expectancy. When the Psalmist [...]

Mr. Booth on Village Preaching

A valued correspondent has favoured us with the following article, the production of the late venerable Abraham Booth, which we readily insert to give such sentiments all the circulation in our [...]

Communion with Christ (Part 3)

From John Owen’s Communion with God 2.146-152 We keep our communion with Christ chaste also 3. In [keeping] his institutions, or matter and manner of his worship. Christ marrying his church to [...]

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