Shelf Life: Pilgrim’s Progress

The great Victorian preacher, Charles Spurgeon, read it more than a hundred times.  E.M. Bounds kept a copy by his bedside and read from it every night before retiring.  Stonewall Jackson kept a copy in his knapsack throughout his Southern campaigns.  Its enduring value was...

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The Work of the Pastor

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If Charles Haddon Spurgeon is justly known as the “Prince of Preachers,” then with equal justice Richard Baxter ought to be considered the “Prince of Pastors.”  According to J.I. Packer, Baxter was “incomparable” in his zeal and effectiveness as a shepherd...

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The Magdeburg Confession

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By the 16th century virtually no one disagreed on the fact that the West needed to be reformed.  What they disagreed on was what that reform should entail and how it was to be effected.  In frustrated tension, dozens of competing factions, sects, schisms, rifts, rebellions, and...

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Resounding Nehemiads

Jeremiad.

Definition: "an elaborate and prolonged lamentation; a cry of woe; and expression of righteous indignation."

Nehemiad.

Definition: "an elaborate and prolonged humiliation; a cry of grief; an expression of righteous repentance."

Well might we plead the case for an outpouring of Jeremiads...

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Self-Examination As a Check Against Idolatry

The years leading up to the Scottish Disruption and those immediately afterward produced some of the most remarkable servants of God in the history of the church.  Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-1892) was a member of that galaxy of brilliant, Reformed Scots preachers, writers, and missionaries...

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