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Fatherhood

Various Authors. Fatherhood.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, June 20, 2014. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

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What does the Bible have to say about fatherhood and also what are the insights of various historic Protestant preachers and pastors have from the Bible on fatherhood?  This booklet is a great resource for that.  It was originally an issue from the Free Grace Broadcaster from 2014 but the truth found in its pages is timeless.  There’s various compiled writings from John Calvin, A.W Pink, Richard Baxter, William Gurnall and Thomas Watson.  This is my second Free Grace Broadcaster I read.  The earlier one I read was on Messianic Prophecies.  Like the first one this particular booklet too was a spiritual delight!

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George Whitefield. Saul’s Conversion. Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, June 11, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

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Can God use the persecution of Christians for the good of bringing nonbelievers to Christ?  Christians would know the right answer is yes yet many would not to be persecuted if they don’t have to be.  In this booklet famous preacher and evangelist George Whitefield wrote us something encouraging and edifying with a look at Saul and how God changed this man that persecuted the church to become an Apostle and incredible Gospel preacher name Paul.  While George Whitefield delivered us his words hundreds of years ago (he lived from 1714 to 1770) I think what he has to say is relevant for 21st Century believers as the world gets more secular and persecutions of Christians is on the rise worldwide.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

Trembling at the Word of the Lord Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon. Trembling at the Word of the Lord.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, August 4, 2021. 16 pp.

4 out of 5

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How do you react to the Word of God?  We are living in an age where there’s irreverence to the Word of God.  This past week of dealing with those who attack God’s Word made me want to read this booklet to nourish my soul.  A few page into this Spurgeon’s word leaped out at me when he said  “Oh, it is ill with a man’s soul, be sure of that, when he can treat the Word of the Lord with lightness, and regard it as no more than the word of Shakespeare or Spencer.”  How much even more so is the ill of a man’s soul that openly mock and slander God’s Word!  This booklet is based upon a sermon on Isaiah 66:2 that Spurgeon preached in 1889.  Even though it is over a hundred years old nevertheless the message about trembling and respecting God’s Word is relevant even for the Twenty first century.

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Biblical Elders and Deacons Nehemiah Coxe

Nehemiah Coxe. Biblical Elders and Deacons.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, August 25, 2015. 32 pp.

4 out of 5

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Are you looking for a work that covers biblically what are elders in the church, deacons and their relationship with members of the church?  Check this work out by English Particular Baptist Nehemiah Coxe!  This work is biblical, practical, convicting and yet encouraging. It made me think about my church and led me to pray for the church to be more strengthen with leaders who can be biblical.

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Note: Since this work contain the writing of my favorite preacher, if you are a fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

Christ in the Old Testament Free Grace Broadcaster

Various Authors. Christ in the Old Testament.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, March 15, 2022. 48 pp.

5 out of 5

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I was always curious about the church’s interpretation of various Old Testament prophecies of Christ, especially among sound Gospel preachers, do you have the same curiosity too?  If so this work might be for you!  This is actually an issue from the Free Grace Broadcaster for Spring 2022.  I have been receiving different issues from them since I order booklets of famous old preachers and teachers such as Charles Spurgeon but this is the first time I read one of the Free Grace Broadcaster since the topic of Messianic Prophecies fascinated me.  My soul was fed reading this, like how my soul delights with reading sound Christians preachers from previous centuries with the combination of my fascination with Messianic prophecies which made this read a savoring spiritual delight!

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This is a later post in the day than usual! Just got back from my vacation!

One of the amazing place we visited was a historic Dutch town in America. If you follow this blog for sometime you know I love Dutch Reformed theology and also the contribution of Dutch Americans to Christian theology and apologetics, namely Cornelius Van Til. It was a treat to see places with last names of Kuyper and other other Dutch family names around this town that often I see as last names of authors in the books of theologians and thinkers.

And one of the things I love about Dutch Neo-Calvinist Reformed thinkers such as Van Til, Kuyper and Bavinck is their observations of the inter-relationships of spheres and things, and inter-disciplinary nature of knowledge and sphere sovereignty.

One treat during my trip was seeing Dutch windmills. It totally blew my mind and also got me thinking tangent to the topic of Cornelius Van Til, inter-disciplines and innovations and appreciation for the truth of the Christian worldview.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

Holy Spirit Intercession

Charles Spurgeon. The Holy Spirit’s Intercession.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, May 27, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

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When you struggle to pray, does it blow you away that the Spirit prays for you?  Yes this is true, Romans 8:26-27 teaches this.  This booklet is a look at Romans 8:26-27 by my favorite long-ago preacher, Charles Spurgeon, who provide some spiritual thoughts and reflection and encouragement with this truth of the Spirit’s ministry.  This book is from an April 11th, 1880 sermon that Spurgeon preached at his church the Metropolitan Tabernacle.  Whether you struggle to pray or need some spiritual encouragement I recommend this.  I read this while I was on vacation and wondered if Spurgeon ever thought that what he has to say would minister to someone 142 years later.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

True Prayer True Power

Charles Spurgeon. The Holy Spirit Glorifying Christ.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, May 26, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

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Want to read a short devotional to encourage praying to God? This booklet by my favorite Victorian era English preacher Charles Spurgeon provide some spiritual thoughts and reflection and practical pointers about praying to God.  This is based upon a sermon on Jesus’ words in Mark 11:24 that Spurgeon preached on August 12th, 1860 in England.  Though it is over 160 years since he preached it and when I read this nevertheless I think what Spurgeon has to say is timeless and spiritually edifying.

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2022. 

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1.) Cave to the Cross’ The Resurrection Explained! – Ep.176 – What About Evil? – The Cosmic Redeemer – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Will God destroy those that intermarry?

3.) Scientific Elitism and Critical Thinking Cowboy 

4.) Apologetics Session 8: Evil and the problem of Atheism

5.) Presuppositionalism in the Dock

6.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #77: Flamethrowers and Refuting Presuppositions

7.) A Response to: “Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma”

8.) Book Review: Redeeming Our Thinking about History: A God-Centered Approach” By Vern Poythress

9.) The Intellectual Challenge of the Gospel by Van Til (Part 2)

10.) Apologetics Meme

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend here and other reblogs here and here

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L.R. Shelton Jr.. The Greatest Prophecy Ever Fulfilled.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, April 26, 2015. 44 pp.

4 out of 5

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Want to read a work that looks into the amazing prophecy of Daniel 9:20-27 concerning the prediction of the coming of Christ? You might be interested in this work!  The prophecy found in Daniel 9 with the exact timing of the coming of the Messiah is so amazing that I wanted to read this to see another Christian take on this glorious passage.  The author L.R. Shelton Jr. is the founder of Chapel Library that preserve and spread good sound Christian classic literature cheaply and for free and here he gives take on the prophecy as a Baptist minister.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

The Holy Spirit Glorifying Christ

Charles Spurgeon. The Holy Spirit Glorifying Christ.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, May 26, 2020. 24 pp.

4 out of 5

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The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus, yet what implications does this have for the Christian life?  In this booklet published by Chapel Library my favorite Victorian era English preacher Charles Spurgeon answers that question.  This is based upon a sermon that Spurgeon delivered on August 17th, 1862 yet is relevant for today.  I was blown away thinking that Spurgeon was twenty eight years old when he preached this sermon at London’s Metropolitan Tabernacle.  It made me appreciate what God has done through this man to bless God’s people than and also now with his writings.

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

The Blood of Sprinkling and the Children

Charles Spurgeon. The Blood of Sprinkling and the Children.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, September 14, 2014. 24 pp.

5 out of 5

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Want to read a short but edifying devotional on the Passover in Exodus and how it points to Christ while also challenging parents to teach children the Gospel?  This devotional booklet might be for you!  This is based upon a sermon by the famous Victorian era English preacher Charles Spurgeon that he preached for a Lord’s Day church service based upon the text of Exodus 12:21-27.  While the book doesn’t say when this message was delivered, I looked it up online and found out that the sermon was originally preached on October 23, 1887.  It is amazing to think that 135 years later readers in a different century in a different Continent can find it not only relevant but refreshing.  This speaks to the testimony of how Bible based teaching that’s focus on the Gospel has staying power.

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Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty

Peter Sammons. Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty: Recovering A Biblical Doctrine.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, January 25, 2022. 296 pp.

5 out of 5

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How much do you know and understand the doctrine of reprobation both biblically and how it developed in historical theology through the history of the church?  In his first published book author Peter Sammons explore the historical dimension of this doctrine in church history but here in this book the author Peter Sammons work on biblically recovering this doctrine that is often misunderstood and slandered.  It has been my observation that there are many books that have been written on predestination and election of those who are saved and not as many discussion about reprobation of the lost even though one hear reprobation gets brought up as an objection against Calvinism/Reformed Theology.  It is in light of this consideration that I appreciate author Peter Sammons tackling this subject with care and nuances concerning human will, God’s sovereignty, causation, agency, God’s goodness, etc, and do so with the intent and desire to be biblical.  This subject as it is discussed online and in person seem to generally generate a lot more heat than light and Sammons’ writing isn’t emotionally driven which I appreciate.  I recognize that not everyone reading my review are necessarily Reformed in their theology but I think Sammons has given us a book that one must interact with if one want to consider an academic presentation of this doctrine from a Reformed proponent.  Even for those who consider themselves Reformed already this book is worth getting since so little is often discussed about this doctrine that this book is worthwhile to ensure one understand this accurately and also to be nuanced.

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Reforming a Local Church

Ernest Resinger. Reforming a Local Church.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, June 4, 2015. 40 pp.

4 out of 5

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This is a famous essay by Pastor Ernest Resinger who is an important leader with the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention.  This essay is about reforming a local church and while his original address was many decades ago for the context of the SBC denomination the applications and principles here applies for those in other denominations as well.  This booklet is both edifying and challenging.

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A Return to the Gospel

J.I. Packer. Return to the Gospel: Introductory Essay to the Death of Death.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, n.d. 40 pp.

4 out of 5

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This is a famous essay by theologian J.I. Packer that is the introduction to John Owens’ Puritan classic The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.  Packer’s own introductory essay is itself an edifying read and I’m glad Chapel Library turned it into a booklet!  This booklet is both refreshing spiritually and led me to pray for myself and others to be faithful to the Biblical message.  I think believers of Christ can never grow tired of being reminded what is the Biblical Gospel as opposed to water-down modern day man-centered presentation of Christianity.

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