The Marvelous Providences of God in the Conversion of Sinners

From John Flavel’s The Mystery of Providence (Works, IV:377-82) Now there be divers things in those providences, that are versant about this work, which are exceeding sweet and taking: As, [...]

An Excellent Scholar, A Good Critic and Mighty in the Scriptures

The Act of Uniformity stripped the English Church of many of its best and brightest. George Hammond’s life is a testimony to the intellectual talent of which the Church was [...]

Joseph Alleine’s Pastoral Prayer

After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to [...]

How May We Know that There is a God?

One of the leaders of the Westminster Assembly, John Arrowsmith (1602-1659) sought to answer this question. His remarks are very interesting: There are six several acts which every man of [...]

A ‘Man-Taker’

Joseph Ivimey records this fascinating anecdote about a 17th century General Baptist pastor, George Hammon. It was the normal practice of the day for ministers to do itinerant evangelistic work, [...]

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Stephen Charnock, The Attributes of God 1:504 How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long [...]

How Much Does Your Church Give?

How much does your church give? James M. Renihan The churches of our Association are very generous in their support for Gospel work. Whether it is foreign missions, special projects, or the [...]

Is Your Church a Friendly Church?

Is Your Church a Friendly Church? Submitted by Prof. Renihan A few years ago weather delays forced me to miss a flight connection and thus to spend an unscheduled weekend at a hotel near the [...]

A High and Proper View of the Pastoral Ministry

We live in a day when the distinctions between pastors and people have largely broken down. Loud voices cry out, calling for a mobilization of every member of the church, as if all had the same [...]

Man’s Duty and God’s Purpose

From Owen Volume 10: 3. We must exactly distinguish between man’s duty and God’s purpose, there being no connection between them. The purpose and decree of God is not the rule of our duty; [...]

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