2. Brakel, Christian's Reasonable Service, 2:436; cf. Willard, The Child's Portion, 47. 3. Burroughs, The Saints' Happiness, 198. 4. Burgess, Spiritual Refining, 239. 5. Hooker, The Christian's Two Chief Lessons, 169. 6.
Author: Joel R. Beeke
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
The Puritans have gotten bad press for their supposed lack of teaching on the doctrine of spiritual adoption. In Heirs with Christ, Joel R. Beeke dispels this caricature and shows that the Puritan era did more to advance the idea that every true Christian is God's adopted child than any other age of church history. This little book lets the Puritans speak for themselves, showing how they recognized adoption's far-reaching, transforming power and comfort for the children of God. Table of Contents: 1. Introduction: Correcting a Caricature 2. The Greatness and Comprehensiveness of Adoption 3. Adoption Compared in the Two Testaments 4. What Adoption Is Not 5. The Westminster Assembly's Definitions of Adoption 6. The Transforming Power of Adoption 7. Pastoral Advice in Promoting Adoption 8. The Marks of Adoption 9. Transformed Relationships in Adoption 10. The Privileges and Benefits of Adoption 11. The Responsibilities or Duties of Adoption 12. Motives for Pursuing the Consciousness of Adoption 13. Warning, Invitation, and Comfort
85 A Christian Directory ( Lewalski , p . 165 ) . 86 A Man in Christ ... ( Daly , p . 74 ) . 87 John Bunyan , Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners [ Watkins , p . 64 ) . ... 94 The Christian's Two Chief Lessons ( McGee , p . 247 ) .
Author: Leland Ryken
Dr.Ryken's presentation of the Puritan view and style of life is perceptive and accurate. He allows them to speak for themselves on topics ranging from"Church and Worship" to "Money" and "Marriage and Sex". While criticizing the Puritans for their faults, the author paints a sympathetic portrait of them.
What was bewildering and distressing to the natural man, the poor Christian, became just and reasonable for the saint who had arrived at some empirical knowledge of God ... 27 Hooker, The Christians Two Chief Lessons (London, 1640), 27.
Author: Frank Shuffelton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Examining the relationship between Hooker's activities and his writings, Frank Shuffelton considers his role in the crises of early New England politics and religion. The author analyzes Hooker's works and shows that as preacher and pastor, theologian and architect of the Puritan religious community, Thomas Hooker voiced concerns that remained important throughout American history. The analysis of Hooker's career is especially valuable for the information it provides concerning his close involvement with the major issues of the day: the conflict between Roger Williams and the Bay Colony; the antinomian controversy; the political and religious striving of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and the forming of a truly American community. The author distinguishes several phases in Hooker's activities that correspond to his cultural and geographical milieu at different times. He discusses Hooker's education, first pastoral experience, and career. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
And if thou knowest these things and wilt not reforme thou walkest not in the wayes of Christ . ... In accordance with the title of the first sermon ( " Selfe - deniall " ) in The Christians Two Chief Lessons , and following the model ...
Author: John H. Ball
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Reverend Thomas Hooker (1586-1647), founder of the Connecticut colony, was a Calvinist pastor and teacher of great importance to both Old and New England. To many today, Hooker is best known for his last great work, A Survey of the Summe of Church Discipline (1648), his definitive defense of the congregational way. This study attempts to demonstrate that Hooker was first and foremost a "physician" of the soul who specialized as a psychologist of conversion; therein lay his greatest contribution to church and society, rather than (as is also often thought) his role as "the first democrat." Contents: The Life and Work of Thomas Hooker; Hooker's Morphology of Conversion: Contextual Considerations; Hooker's Morphology of Conversion: Early Formulations; Hooker's Preparationist Theology as Formulated in His Writings from the Antinomian Period and Beyond.
... Hebrews The Christian in Complete Armor A Method for Prayer A Scripture Catechism in the Method of the Assembly's Discourse on Meekness and Quietness of Spirit The Application of Redemption The Christian's Two Chief Lessons A True ...
Publisher: Baker Books
A collection of Writings that Shaped the Life and Ministry of Charles Surgeon More than 100 years after his death, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) is still known as the Prince of Preachers. It is estimated that he spoke to ten million people in his lifetime. A British Baptist pastor, he remains highly influential among Christians of many denominations. In his writings and sermons he often warmly alluded to writers and their works. The selections in this volume touch on areas of importance and interest to today's readers. This book belongs in every pastor's and thinking Christian's library.
1656. The Christian's Two Chief Lessons, Viz. Self-Denial and Self-Trial . . . In Three Treatises on . . . Matt. 16.24. 2 Cor. 13.5. John I. 12,13. I64O. A Comment upon Christ's Last Prayer in the Seventeenth of John. 1656.
Author: Phyllis M. Jones
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The sermon as crafted by the early New England preachers was the most prominent literary form of its day, yet the earliest Puritan texts have as a rule been available only in rare-book collections. This anthology of sermons of the first generation of preachers fills a serious gap in American literature. The preachers collected here, the most widely published of their time, were among the eighty or more who emigrated to Massachusetts Bay during the 1630s. They are John Cotton of Boston, Thomas Shepard of Cambridge, and Thomas Hooker of Hartford, the three foremost "lights of the western churches," and two eminent colleagues, Peter Bulkeley of Concord and John Davenport, first of New Haven and later of Boston. The selections are chosen to be representative of the lengthy works from which they are drawn, to reflect the major concerns and styles of the preachers' work as a whole, and to demonstrate the genre of the sermon as developed by the early American Puritans. Not only does this anthology represent an important contribution to literary history, but the sermons also illustrate a doctrine uniquely elaborated in this period—a consistent and emphatic narrative, mythlike in its repetition and heroics, of the progress of the soul from a state of nature to a state of salvation. This theme may be seen as a three-stage-development, although individual sermons may vary. These stages—preparation, vocation, and regeneration—determine the order of the selections. The editors' introductory material supplies a comprehensive and thorough discussion of the early New England sermons, concentrating on their role, history, structure, style, and subject matter. A separate essay on the texts of the sermons describes the relationship between the early printed versions and their form as delivered in the pulpit. The introduction preceding each selection presents original research on the historical circumstances of the preaching and publication of the work from which the sermon is drawn. The editors have also provided brief biographies of the preacfiers represented here, an annotated list of recommended background reading, and the most exhaustive checklist available of authoritative editions of the sermons of these five preachers. This book will be useful to colonial specialists as well as to students of early American literature, religion, and history. The texts are critically edited for readability, with modernized spelling and annotations of unfamiliar phrases and allusions.
100 Lessons from History Puritan Thomas Watson claimed that “true godliness is usually attended with persecution. ... Thomas Hooker, The Christian's Two Chief Lessons (London: P. Stephens and C. Meredith, 1640), 65. 35.
Author: Leland Ryken
Publisher: Baker Academic
A fully developed biblical perspective of work and leisure finds the holistic balance missing from today in Puritan enjoyment of both as important to life.
Author: Church of England sunday school institutePublish On: 1851
1 , 2 . Chief Lesson . — The Christian's hope of perfect bappiness in heaven . Secondary Lessons . The comparison between temporal sufferings and eternal happiness . The Christian on earth feels his joy not yet perfect — he has a taste ...
The Christians Two Chief Lessons: Self-Denial & Self Trial (1640; International Outreach, 1997) Hughes, Selwyn. Why Revival Tarries (Crusade for World Revival, 2003) Kistler, Don (editor). Trust and Obey: Obedience and the Christian.
Author: Rev. Darrin Lauder
Publisher: Author House
The subject of Spiritual Warfare must become common place if unsuspecting souls are to avoid major disaster. Presently and at best this subject is designated peripheral and perhaps trivial and at worst it is hardly mentioned or dismissed as irrelevant. This book presents a biblical view of this important subject with the thesis and conclusion that it deserves greater prominence in the life of every living soul. This is because there are other crucial teachings tied so intricately to what affects all people such as those of faith, apostasy and perseverance. While one could argue faith and apostasy are only matters for those who are religious, everyone recognizes the need to persevere through life. And people of faith realize the need to endure to attain life. The emphasis of this author and those who have gone before him see good cause to review this topic of Spiritual Warfare and consider carefully whether it belongs in a daily practical sense with the essentials of the Christian faith. Essentials have always been recognized as beliefs that affect ones salvation or eternal well-being. The Bible from beginning to end addresses a people who must battle to receive a portion and inheritance promised by God. It is to those whom He calls to Himself and who show themselves to be His chosen people that He designates `overcomers'. The Scripture breaks down the whole of the human race into two major groups of people variously defined. The seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent are the children of God and those of the devil. The former are attacked by the latter and their only means of true spiritual defense is to trust the Lord and live out the will of God. This activity not only sifts and seals the destiny of those in the respective categories previously stated but this warfare shapes and distinguishes those worthy of a heavenly inheritance and an everlasting reward. The author endeavors to present a compelling case that Spiritual Warfare is intricately tied to the soul's eternal destiny and thus deserves greater ascendancy in Christian teaching. He claims that because of its practical influence towards integrity and eternal salvation or by its neglect to hypocrisy and Hell's unending fire. Character matters and what one believes about eternity, spiritual battles and the devil's part in the world pertaining to those things will find this book a true help.
( 6 ) what had evidently been the character of Apollos's religious life and training ? ( 7 ) discuss his two chief excellences , ( a ) eloquence ; ( b ) learning as to the Scriptures . ( 8 ) low had he learned about Jesus ?