Meet the Puritans

Meet the Puritans

Continuing through the neglected Puritan Thomas Manton's (1620–1677) " Christ's Temptation and Transfiguration Practically Explained and Improved in Several Sermons” ( Works 1:258–336), we come to sermon 4 , which deals with Matthew 4:7 (click here for sermon 1 , sermon 2 , and sermon 3 ). This...
“Where God does not find a mouth to speak, you must not find an ear to hear, nor a heart to believe.” We are at the fourth of our reading the Puritan Paperback, Sermons of the Great Ejection . This title is a collection of nine sermons recalls one of the great turning points in English Christianity...
Discerning readers of this short series on "Concerning Ministerial Qualifications" may be wondering whether James Durham missed the foundational qualification the New Testament outlines for ministry. After all where does Paul begin in outlining the qualifications for elders? He begins with...
The Reformed doctrine of predestination is “an opiate of the flesh and the devil, and is a stronghold of Satan where he lies in wait for all people, wounds most of them, and fatally pierces many of them with the arrows of both despair and self-assurance.” This doctrine “makes God the author of sin...
Part of our purpose on Meet the Puritans is to introduce you to good old books. This raises the question that if there are so many good old books, how can there be any need for new books? I spoke to a friend a while back who was writing a book and who asked me, "Why write another book when so many...
Back in 2011 I was interviewed by Tyler Horton over at the "Me and Brooks" blog. Here's the link . We discussed one of my favorites, Thomas Manton. Enjoy.
This week we want to continue through the neglected Puritan Thomas Manton's (1620–1677) " Christ's Temptation and Transfiguration Practically Explained and Improved in Several Sermons” ( Works 1, 258–336). Sermon 3 treats Matthew 4:5–6 (click here for sermon 1 and sermon 2 ). This is a particularly...
In concluding our series on the Puritan vision for Christian zeal ( part 1 , part 2 , part 3 , part 4 ), we now take up come practical ways in which we can put it into practice. We must pray for grace to put Christian zeal into action, whatever our calling in life may be. Let us look briefly at...
There are several passages in the New Testament that appear to make a stark contrast between the Old or Mosaic Covenant—the covenant relationship the Lord made with Israel at Mount Sinai (e.g., Ex. 19-24)—and the New Covenant made with believers in Jesus Christ. Consequently, if you are going to...
Love will take you further than the law ever could. https://t.co/UF37sHkLj8 https://t.co/yphbZV1vsx — Steven Furtick (@stevenfurtick) March 29, 2016 http://elevationchurch.org/sermons/it-works-both-ways/ Thanks Todd Pruitt ! Thanks for "sharing" this on Facebook last week! You ruined my weekend...