Thanks for posting this In the last 20 years I suppose I have quoted these couple of paragraphs by Robert Leighton (1611â€“1684) on 1 Peter 4:18 more for people going through very difficult trials than any other uninspired paragraphs. I remember about 18 months ago during a particular heavy trial we were going through I quoted these words as part of a meditation while we were storming the gates of heaven with prayer for a wayward son. Especially the sentence about scarcely strength or life remaining in the believer. Who much thinks of trials bringing us to what appears an inch of death? The Quote: "The Christian is so simple and weak, and by reason of abounding corruption, there is such frequent, almost continual, need of purifying by afflictions and trials, that he has need to be still under physic, and is of necessity at sometimes drained and brought so low, that there is scarcely strength or life remaining in him." - Leighton, and they almost continually bring me to the point of tears and an AMEN.
Pressing Into The Kingdom The pastor of this sermon was one of the professors of the Log College. This is important because there were a lot of associations with Princeton Seminary and the later professors of Princeton no longer taught the emphasis of this sermon. This sermon is amazing because of how similar it is to the teaching of Edwards. See Gerstner's teaching on the same. http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=1129071323110 Even the Wikipedia article on the Log College tries to distance that pastoral training building with Princeton Seminary. But consider, Archibald Alexander - the first professor of Princeton - 1812, collected and published this book of sermons AS WELL AS the history of the Log College. The history revision, in our day, can be explained because modern historians question whether there was a real "Great Awakening" and more importantly have distanced themselves from the teaching of this sermon. But this is the pure puritan doctrine. See John Owen on "The Means of Regeneration" Volume 4 in His work on the Holy Spirit. Or the second sermon by William Greenhill Volume 1, the Puritan Sermons Morning Exercises at Cripplegate.
Great Sermon! What a great blessing this has been to us.
We are xromanists and were saved by Gods great mercy and grace out of that wicked worksmongering system!
To God be the glory.
Thank you Still Water Revival Books for providing truth to all that will hear in these dark apostate days.
Praise God for these recordings... This work of J.A.Wylie, should be required listening/reading for young Christians, that they may better know, the truth about the wicked,murderous and never tiring evil plots and nature of the Jesuit foe.
Now that the seat of the antichrist, has been filled with a Jesuit demon, it is of greater importance than for many years, that the true historic teaching and exposition of the scriptures,is given the greatest attention.
Thank you Still Waters Revival Books, for the prayers,love,time and effort, placed into these important fertile teachings.
May God be glorified, through Christ Jesus and many sinners saved. Amen.
With love in Christ Jesus to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ryle and Whitefield, a good combination I am always looking for good books for my kindle - cheap. This one was actually free on Amazon. As I read it, I felt I had to narrate it as well. So now it is a free audio-book as well. But I can't generate interest in good books. Either church history appeals to SermonAudio listeners, or it doesn't. But if it does, I recommend looking up Curt Daniel's History of Calvinism and all Joe Morecraft's history lectures here as well. What a gold mine. T M S www.puritanaudiobooks.com
Great Sermon! I have this book 1664 vintage and its hard to read because of the year printed. Thank you for this ministry. the body of christ is so rich with those who have gone before us. thank you
Great Sermon! An absolutely awesome and inspiring sermon. I thank our Lord God for men like George Whitefield.God was certainly working through him. Thank you very much Sermon Audio for these sermons. God bless.
The Torments of Hell Are Exceeding Great, Edwards Thanks for the insightful comment Tom! More free biblical resources (free MP3s) on Hell are at http://ow.ly/l5RvD "Hell: Shocking Free Sermons, Videos, Books (Printed and Digital) & Much More By Edward Donnelly, Jonathan Edwards, Christopher Love, John Bunyan & Others" and at http://ow.ly/l5Sfe "Terrifying Sermons About Hell By Dr. Don Kistler (Free MP3s & Video)". "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." - Matthew 25:46, KJV
Terrible even by Edwards's standards This sermon is about 25 minutes longer than the famous sermon "sinners." Often Edwards is excused by his biographers because some people only know him as the preacher of hell-fire. (Ralph Turnbull, J Edwards the Preacher, 1958)But there is no escaping that this doctrine received a priority with Edwards maybe unequaled in no other author. He wrote that if he represented the truth as WORSE than it in fact is, he is very much to be blamed, but if he only held forth more light, the reality was infinitely more dreadful than he could represent it. The picture of a brick-kiln alone in this sermon gives an idea so awful it is almost overwhelming if in any proper degree duly comprehended. But he builds layer upon layer of an awful reality that no one in this life can meditate on with any degree of complacency, only with terror. 2 Cor. 5:11 The wicked who hear it must either be convicted or enraged, it would be impossible to be indifferent.
Good introduction. This was a blessed sermon, explaining the place of this Psalm in Christian experience: why we need to study this Psalm. It shows 4 wrong attitudes toward the teaching in this Psalm.
Puritan Wit Yesterday I was listening to a narration from Alleine's Alarm to the Unconverted. What a book from someone who never saw his 37th b-day. He wrote, "If the irrational and inanimate creatures had speech and reason, they would cry out under it, as a bondage insufferable, to be abused by the ungodly, contrary to their natures and the ends which the great Creator made them for. It is a saying of an eminent divine, 'The liquor that the drunkard drinks, if it had reason, like a man, to know how shamefully it is abused, would groan in the barrel against him, it would groan in the cup against him, groan in his throat, in his stomach against him; it would fly in his face, if it could speak. And if God should open the mouths of His creatures, as He did the mouth of Balaam's donkey, the proud man's garment on his back would groan against him. There is not a creature, if it had reason to know how it is abused until a man is convertedâ€”but would groan against him. The land would groan to bear him, the air would groan to give him breath, their houses would groan to lodge them, their beds would groan to ease them, their food to nourish them, their clothes to cover them, and the creature would groan to give them any help and comfort, so long as they live in sin against God.'"