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This is what the Gospel Ministry is all about

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

What should a pastor devote his time to? John Owen here teaches us, in the clearest fashion, what the answer to this question is. It is really very simple–too bad that so many miss the point completely! The first great duty of the ministry, with reference unto the church, is the dispensation of the doctrine [...]

Why has God chosen preaching to spread His Gospel?

Monday, October 6th, 2008

This is a marvelous statement of the importance of preaching based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-28. It is from Thomas Goodwin’s Works, 11:362. But why of all things else hath he chosen his word to do this? Ans. 1. He hath chosen preaching of the word, because it is the weakest means of all others, and [...]

The Trinitarian Love of God

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

From John Owen’s Christologia No small part of the eternal blessedness of the holy God consisteth in the mutual love of the Father and the Son, by the Spirit. As he is the only-begotten of the Father, he is the first, necessary, adequate, complete object of the whole love of the Father.

Christless Christianity

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

We live in a strange day. Pollster statistics tell us that professing evangelicals have increased in number throughout the United States, and yet there seems to be no palpable impact on either the church or our nation. Why is this? Westminster Seminary California professor Michael Horton is involved in an important project seeking to answer [...]

William Perkins’ A Golden Chaine

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan Many will know William Perkins’ (1558-1602) name–some will know of his fame. He was one of the great English Puritans, preaching in Cambridge and teaching a whole generation of young scholars how to preach God’s Word. One of his most famous contributions to Puritan Theology is his work A Golden Chaine.

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