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The Sealer of Our Souls

The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, meticulously edited with a 110- page memoir by Alexander Grosart, was published by James Nichol of Edinburgh in the 1860s and reprinted by the Banner of Truth Trust. Sibbes’s most famous work, The Bruised Reed, which has done so much good in healing troubled...
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The Indwelling Spirit

The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, meticulously edited with a 110- page memoir by Alexander Grosart, was published by James Nichol of Edinburgh in the 1860s and reprinted by the Banner of Truth Trust. Sibbes’s most famous work, The Bruised Reed, which has done so much good in healing troubled...
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The Place of the Law in the Christian Life

As seen above, the Law’s end is in Christ’s work, but the Law is not abolished, nor does the experience of God’s grace detract from the authority and permanence of the Law of God. So, how did the Puritans work out the implications of this in Christian experience? First, the...
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Knowing God According to His Self-Revelation

The Puritans rightly believed that though “the magnitude of God’s perfections is well beyond the reach of our finite understanding,” yet “we can know what He has chosen to reveal.” On the one hand, God is incomparable and incomprehensible. “For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD?...
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Christ’s Gift

Let us consider what Christ did when He came to heaven and was exalted there. He abundantly made good all that He had promised in His last sermon! He instantly poured out His Spirit, and that “richly” (as the apostle speaks to Titus). “Being by the right hand of God...
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To Die

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto...
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Jesus’ Tears in Gethsemane

Hebrews 5:7 tells us that Jesus also wept in Gethsemane. It says that in the days of His flesh, Jesus “offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death.” The gospel writers do not specifically record that Jesus wept...
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To give eternal life

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. — JOHN 6:51 Our earthly bodies, which are corrupted...
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What does it mean to be created in the image or likeness of God?

Let us make man in our image…. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him. — GENESIS 1:26–27a God created man specifically different from the rest of His creation in terms of bearing His image and likeness. These unique aspects of man’s...
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The Crucial Importance of Christ’s Deity for Christianity

Someone might object that we should not quarrel about words with people who love Jesus and desire to live by his teaching, but accept their faith regardless of whether they agree with a confessional statement about his deity. In reply, we answer that when people say that they love Jesus,...
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