The Resurrection of the Ministry of the Church

While many teach that Christianity must bring health and wealth, those who read Scripture understand that the opposite is true: our faith carries us through darkness. The Christian life does not [...]

The Headship of Christ in the Church

From John Cotton’s The Keys of the Kingdom 65-67 All legislative power (power of making of Laws) in the Church is in [Christ], and not from him derived to any other, Jam. 4. 12. La. 33. 22. [...]

A Welcome to the Plague?

In 1666 (it has been referred to as ‘that apocalyptical year 1666′) plague ravaged England. In London, 60,000 people–that’s one out of every five–died from this [...]

The Most Benefit from the Means of Grace

Another gem from George Swinnock: Reader, remember thine errand at ordinances is to get grace. Thou hast God’s promise to them, and His power and faithfulness, both engaged for its [...]

The Amazing Privilege of Prayer

I am constantly amazed at the combination of devotion and scholarship present in Puritan authors. They demonstrate that there is no contradiction between careful, dedicated study and reverent [...]

Obedience Flows out of Union with Christ

A brief quote from Dr. Michael Horton’s What’s Wrong and Right About the Imitation of Christ “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, [...]

Great is the Mystery of Godliness

From Ambrose, (De Fide, ad Gratianum) as cited by John Owen in the Preface to Christologia I inquire of you when and how the Son was begotten? Impossible it is to me to know the mystery of this [...]

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 [...]

Christ and His Brethren

From John Owen’s Commentary on Hebrews 3:15-19 This is a ground of unspeakable consolation unto believers, with supportment in every condition. No unworthiness in them, no misery upon them, [...]

Pastor, How do you spend your time?

Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things?  Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I [...]