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Calvin’s 500th to be Observed in Italy

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

IRBS Fellows Drs. Leonardo De Chirico and Pietro Bolognesi will be participating in 3 important events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the great Genevan Reformer John Calvin.

True Godliness at the Door of Old Age

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

From Benjamin Keach’s allegory The Travels of True Godliness.This is a warning to all! Godliness being rejected both by Riches, Poverty, and Youth, resolved to see whether he might not be entertained by a certain decrepit and feeble person called Old Age, concluding within himself that it was very probable his dear friend Consideration, whom [...]

The Marvelous Providences of God in the Conversion of Sinners

Monday, March 9th, 2009

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, namely,

Christ and His Brethren

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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, shall ever hinder the Lord Christ from owning them, and openly avowing them to be His brethren. He is a brother born for the day of [...]

Glad Tidings from Heaven

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

We don’t often hear about Welsh Puritanism, and this is to our loss. There was a strong and useful Puritan movement in Wales, developing into Independent and even Particular Baptist churches. One of the leaders of that movement was the clergymen Walter Cradock (fl. 1640s-1659).

Gems from Richard Sibbes

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

A few gems from the Meditations of Richard Sibbes. God bears not in vain the name of a Father; He fills it up to the full. It is a name of indulgence, of hope, of provision, —a name of protection.

Gospel Help for the Worst of Sins

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Robert Bolton (1572-1631) is known among us from his books reprinted recently by Soli Deo Gloria. Converted in mid-life, he became a powerful preacher of Christ and His mercy, reputed for his manliness marked by grace. He was a pastoral preacher–a true physician of the soul.

Making Progress in a Day of Decline

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Submitted by Prof. Renihan In my last post, I mentioned my encouragement at the general state of the many churches I visited and pastors I spoke with in 2008. Overall, the state of our churches seems to be healthy. But I cannot say the same about the state of Evangelical Christianity in general. When I [...]

The Glory of the Incarnation

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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 same eternal Word, who alone is both God and man, and unto us the cause of [...]

Man’s Duty and God’s Purpose

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

More 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; neither is the performance of our duty in doing what we are commanded any declaration of what is God’s purpose [...]

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