The True Church! – Bishop J. C. Ryle Sermon

The True Church! – Bishop J. C. Ryle Sermon

Matthew 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

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The Crowning Day is Coming – Martyn Lloyd-Jones Sermon

Edom as a type; Jesus is He that comes; the glory and righteousness of God violated by the devil and sin; the return of Christ; the fate of unbelievers.

The Crowning Day is Coming – Martyn Lloyd-Jones Sermon

Isaiah 63:1 Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson?
Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength?
“It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.”
2 Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress?
3 “I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me.
I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath;
their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.
4 It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
5 I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support;
so my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.
6 I trampled the nations in my anger; in my wrath I made them drunk and poured their blood on the ground.”

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Do Not Fear Disasters! – Charles Spurgeon Sermon

Do Not Fear Disasters! – Charles Spurgeon Sermon

Nahum 1:3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

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The Great Revival – Charles Hodge (Christian audio book)

The Great Revival – Charles Hodge (Christian audio book)

Hodge’s masterful analysis of the aberrations that happened during the Great Awakening. Agree with him or not, this is Hodge at his best and must be consulted by any serious historical student.

“…there must have been something very wrong in the revival itself. It may, however, be said, that the decay of religion through the land generally, is perfectly consistent with the purity of the revival and the flourishing state of those particular churches which had experienced its influence. The facts of the case, unfortunately, do not allow us the benefit of this assumption. It is no doubt true, that in some congregations… religion was in a very desirable state, in the midst of the general decline; but it is no less certain, that in many instances, in the very places where the revival was the most remarkable, the declension was the most serious.”

Thanks to Tom Sullivan @ http://www.puritanaudiobooks.net/ for allowing me to share this narration.

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Hodge was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 28th of December 1797. He graduated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1815, and in 1819 at the Princeton Theological seminary, where he became an instructor in 1820, and the first professor of Oriental and Biblical literature in 1822. Meanwhile, in 1821, he had been ordained as a Presbyterian minister. From 1826 to 1828 he studied under de Sacy in Paris, under Gesenius and Tholuck in Halle, and under Hengstenberg, Neander and Humboldt in Berlin. In 1840 he was transferred to the chair of exegetical and didactic theology, to which subjects that of polemic theology was added in 1854, and this office he held until his death.

In 1825 he established the quarterly Biblical Repertory, the title of which became the Princeton Review in 1877. He secured for it the position of theological organ of the Old School division of the Presbyterian Church, and continued its principal editor and contributor until 1868, when the Rev. Lyman H. Atwater became his colleague.

His more important essays were republished under the titles Essays and Reviews (1857), Princeton Theological Essays, and Discussions in Church Polity (1878). He was moderator of the General Assembly (O.S.) in 1846, a member of the committee to revise the Book of Discipline of the Presbyterian church in 1858, and president of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in 1868-1870. The 24th of April 1872, the fiftieth anniversary of his election to his professorship, was observed in Princeton as his jubilee by between 400 and 500 representatives of his 2700 pupils, and $50,000 was raised for the endowment of his chair. He died at Princeton on the 19th of June 1878.

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Christians Urged to Awake out of Sleep – Asahel Nettleton

Christians Urged to Awake out of Sleep – Asahel Nettleton

“And that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep.” (Romans 13:11)

Asahel Nettleton Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=45901D96BD16BEEF

“As one in sleep is insensible to what is passing
around him, so, in a measure, it is sometimes with the
Christian. Though not wholly lost to a sense of divine
things, they make but a feeble or slight impression
upon his soul. In this frame, he goes to the house of
God. Once he saw the glory of God in the face
of Jesus Christ ; but now he walks in darkness. Once
he had a deep sense of the worth of souls, and could
weep over perishing- sinners around him. He could
say, ‘I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved.’
But now he can behold the sight almost without emotion.”

In 1812, a 29-year-old pastor traveling to New York stopped to speak to a small congregation in South Britain, Connecticut. He was shy and unimpressive looking.

A recent graduate from Yale and newly ordained, he dressed humbly like the farmer’s son he was. Neither his appearance nor his deportment predicted the remarkable power that would overshadow his ministry over the next 20 years. At South Britain that potency first manifested itself. When he left the church one week later, it was profoundly changed by the many conversions that had taken place. Thus began the ministry of Asahel Nettleton (1783–1844), one of the great evangelists in American history.

Few have heard of Nettleton today, but he was the Billy Graham of the 1820s. His name was familiar in every New England household. It is estimated that more conversions occurred under his ministry than any other since Whitefield. He was responsible for at least 30,000 additions to the church, even though most of his work was confined to Connecticut, a small geographical area.

“In 1844, The New York Observer said that Nettleton was ‘one of the most extraordinary preachers of the gospel with whom God has ever blessed this country.’ The New York Evangelist agreed, ‘Few men, since the apostolic days, have been honored with such a signal success in preaching the word, and in the conversion of sinners as he.’

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Testimony of Thomas Sullivan of Puritan Reformed Audio Books

Testimony of Thomas Sullivan of Puritan Reformed Audio Books

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

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The one who Kills you will Think he is Offering Service to God – George Hutcheson

The one who Kills you will Think he is Offering Service to God – George Hutcheson

Commentary on John 16:2 “They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.”

“Such followers of Christ as would be armed, indeed, ought to resolve that they will meet with, not one, but many trials of all sorts, and that they may be essayed with the utmost violence that men’s malice can invent, or their power in church or state can reach, either in an orderly or a tumultuous way; therefore doth he forewarn them of a variety of particular trials, and that in the greatest extremity.”

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