Sunday, April 30, 2006

Articles and Sermons IV

"If I admit that God's Will regulates the great movements of the universe I must admit that it equally regulates the small. It must do this, for the great depend upon the small. The minutest movement of my will is regulated by the will of God. And in this I rejoice. Woe is me if it be not so. If I shrink from so unlimited control and guidance, it is plain that I dislike the idea of being wholly at the disposal of God. I am wishing to be in part at my own disposal. I am ambitious of regulating the lesser movements of my will, while I give up the greater to His control. And thus it comes out that I wish to be a god to myself. I do not like the thought of God having all the disposal of my destiny. If He gets His will, I am afraid that I shall not get mine. It comes out, moreover, that the God about whose love I was so fond of speaking, is a God to whom I cannot trust myself implicitly for eternity. Yes, this is the real truth. Man's dislike at God's sovereignty arises from his suspicion of God's heart. And yet the men in our day, who deny this absolute sovereignty, are the very men who profess to rejoice in the love of God, - who speak of that love as if there were nothing else in God but love. The more I understand of the character of God, as revealed in Scripture, the more shall I see that He must be sovereign, and the more shall I rejoice from my inmost heart that He is so."

From God's Will and Man's Will
--Horatius Bonar

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Articles and Sermons III

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Books: Chapters Only

The Christian Life, by Sinclair Ferguson

Chapter 13: Sins Dominion Ended

Spiritual Depression by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Chapter 8: Feelings
. . .Feelings are meant to be engaged, and when the gospel comes to us it does involve the whole man. It moves his mind as he sees its glorious truths, it moves his heart in the same way and it moves his will. . .we cannot create feelings, we cannot command them at will. You cannot generate feelings within yourself. You can, perhaps, make yourself weep and bring tears to your own eyes, but that does not of necessity mean real feelings. There is a false sentimentality very different from true emotion. That is something beyond our control; we cannot create it. However much you try you will not succeed. Indeed, in a sense, the more you try to produce feelings within yourself, the more you are increasing your own misery.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Articles and Sermons II

Evangelical Reunion Part 2: Some Roads back to Unity
Chapter 8 Dealing with Doctrinal Differences (can't link to this one but you can find it by googling)

by John Frame

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Nothing But the Blood (can't link to this one either, for some reason, but again you can google it.)

by Mark Dever

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The Benefits of Catechism

by Tim Challis

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Articles and Sermons

Four months are almost past in 2006 before I thought about keeping track of the articles and sermons I have been reading. Rather than try to remember and reconstruct, I will begin today to keep track of the articles, sermons, and single chapter readings for the year. If I found the sermon or article online, I will try to remember to post a link. If it is a chapter or chapters from a book, I will give the title, author, chapter(s), pages and a brief word about how it related to what I was studying at the time.

Many of the articles come from The Highway's Article of the Month. Others come through my own study or recommendations of others.

April 15, 06
I'll start with the articles I read last night--both from Augustus Toplady

The Resurrection of Christ

The Application of the Resurrection of Christ

Monday, April 10, 2006

Books of '06--D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Ephesians 2

Book 2 in a series of 8 books by Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Book of Ephesians.

God's Way of Reconciliation

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Books of '06--The Works of Jonathan Edwards

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volumes I and II

Hendrickson Publishers

Read in '06


Christian Knowledge
Pardon for the Greatest Sinners
Christian Cautions
Christian Charity
The Manner in Which Salvation is to be Sought
God Glorified in Man's Dependence
Safety, Fulness, and Sweet Refreshment to be Found in Christ
The Preciousness of Time
Christ Exalted


Memoirs of Jonathan Edwards

Narrative of Surprising Coversions

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
Read (almost) every Friday

Reading now:

The Character of Paul an Example to Christians
(Occasional Sermons #5)

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Books of '06 How the Irish Saved Civilization

Left: from the Lindisfarne Gospel (Gospel According to St. Matthew)

Right: from the Book of Kells (Gospel According to St. Luke)

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