Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spangenburg’s frank conversation with Wesley

In 1736 on a missionary journey to North America a German pastor named Spangenburg shared frank words with John Wesley concerning the state of Wesley’s soul. Wesley was silenced by Spangenburg’s words and brought to a deeper understanding of his … Continue reading

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Spurgeon: ‘The “rope about his neck” released’ or ‘The key to thinking highly of Jesus’

Too many think lightly of sin, and therefore think lightly of the Savior. He who has stood before his God, convicted and condemned, with the rope about his neck, is the man to weep for joy when he is pardoned, … Continue reading

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What is/was a Puritan?

An interview with Harry Stout, professor of American Christianity at Yale University, concerning the myths about the Puritans and who they really were. John Geree, himself a Puritan from the 1600s, gives an answer to the question “What was a … Continue reading

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The potential for William Tyndale but for his “one compulsion”

William Tyndale could speak seven languages and was proficient in Hebrew and Greek. He was a priest whose intellectual gifts and disciplined life could have taken him a long way in the church–had he not had on compulsion: to teach … Continue reading

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Packer on “unanswered” prayer

We need not be discouraged by the problem of supposedly unanswered prayer. I say, “supposedly” because I challenge the supposition.  While God has not bound himself to hear unbeliever’s prayers, his promises to answer the prayers of his own children … Continue reading

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Sarah Edwards’ words to her daughter upon Jonathan’s death: “O what a legacy” and “My God lives”

“When the news [of Jonathan’s death] reached Stockbridge Sarah Edwards was suffering so much from rheumatism in her neck that she could scarecely hold a pen, but brief lines written to Esther [Jonathan and Sarah’s daughter] on April 3 epitomize … Continue reading

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