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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.

A Clean House and A Pure Heart

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s from 1621 until his death in 1631, is well-known for his poetry. Perhaps he is less well-known for his piety. While he is not properly considered a Puritan, he lived in an era where the lines were not yet drawn quite so finely as they would be 2 or [...]

Colonel John Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

One of the great and tragic figures of the Puritan Era is John Hutchinson. Along with being a faithful Christian, he was a colonel in the Parliamentary Army, defender of representative government, regicide, and died after being cruelly imprisoned after the Restoration of Charles II.

A Summary of the Directory for Public Worship

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

A Summary of the Directory for Public Worship (It is not clear that this is intended to be an order of worship; this is rather the order of the items in the Directory)

Treasury of David: Applications

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Applications: 1. Spurgeon’s treatment of the Psalms teaches us something about the reverence in which we should hold the Word of God. As we read the Treasury of David, we may rightly say that Spurgeon is our master-teacher of the truth of the Psalms. But he never viewed himself as a master of Scripture.

The Treasury of David as a Help to Preachers

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Treasury of David as a Help to Preachers: Every part of the Treasury of David serves as a help to preachers. Simply reading Spurgeon’s exposition teaches us how to view the Psalms, and how to apply them to the lives of all sorts of Christian people.

The Treasury of David and Preaching

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The Treasury of David and Preaching The Treasury of David is a wealth of information and ideas! We must notice that Spurgeon intended, as one of its uses, for it to serve as a help for preachers, and thus it gives us a great deal of insight into his view of how the text of [...]

Spurgeon’s Method in the Treasury of David

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Treatment of each Psalm: Spurgeon followed a uniform treatment of each Psalm, according to the following pattern: Introduction, Division, Exposition, Explanatory notes and quaint sayings, and Hints to preachers.

A Treasure Discovered

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

At our church, Escondido Reformed Baptist Church, we are in the midst of a series of sermons moving consecutively through the book of Psalms. This study has been great for my own soul, and for all of our people. As I have been contemplating these ‘Sweet Songs’, I discovered a paper I wrote in 2003 [...]

The Problem with Words

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Human life is all about communication. God made us to be social creatures, interacting with others over a wide spectrum of occassions. From the womb onward, we express ourselves. Parents nurture their children; friends encourage friends; people reach out to one another. But most importantly, the Lord speaks to us.

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