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The Fountain of Life Opened Up

Author: John Flavel

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This work is a collection of 42 of Flavel's sermons on the person and work of Christ. Being a puritan, the work Flavel displays here is well thought out but presented in a way that will require some reflection from the reader. In a time when Christian values, especially those of the Catholic church were being called into question, it is important to take a historical look at what the puritan preachers were teaching in their day in order for us to get a sense of what Christ in this circumstance, requires from us and Flavel gives a good picture of who Christ was and his requirements of us.
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The Fountain of Life Opened Up: For a Display of Christ in His Essential and Medaitorial Glory

Author: John Flavel

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Dear friends, my heart's desire and prayer to God for you is that you may be saved. O that I knew how to engage this whole town to Jesus Christ, and make fast the marriage-knot betwixt him and you, albeit after that I should presently go to the place of silence; and see men no more, with the inhabitants of the world. Ah sirs! me thinks I see the Lord Jesus laying the merciful hand of a holy violence upon you:methinks he calls to you, as the angel to Lot saying, "Arise, lest ye be consumed; And "while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, the Lord being merciful unto him. And they brought him without the city, and said, Escape for thy life, stay not in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed," Gen. 19: 15. How often (to allude to this) has Jesus Christ in like manner laid hold upon you in the preaching of the gospel, and will you not flee for refuge to him Will you rather be consumed, than to endeavour an escape

The Fountain of Life Opened Up

Author: John Flavel

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Page: 382

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John Flavel (c.1627-1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman and puritan. He was also a voluminous and popular author. There is a play of fine fancy in some of them, such as the 'Husbandry Spiritualised.' All display vigorous diction and strong evangelical sentiments. His principal works are his Navigation Spiritualized (1671); The Fountain of Life, in forty-two Sermons (1672); The Method of Grace (1680); Pneumatologia, a Treatise on the Soul of Man (1698); A Token for Mourners; Husbandry Spiritualized (1699).

The Fountain of Life

Author: John Flavel

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"You find no formalism in Flavel, and nothing languid. All is fresh, and there is fervour, and suggestiveness, and unction; and what was not then common, 'conciseness.' Like Him who 'spake as never man spake,' he abounds 'in similitudes,' thereby sending truth straight to the conscience, and with the force that is inseparable from deep conviction that what is said is as important as it is true. He believed that 'those three great words, Christ, soul, eternity,' are 'things of the greatest certainty, and the most awful solemnity.' Hence is uncommon seriousness. He is invariably in earnest. The effect is to turn away the reader's thoughts from mere style and words to himself - to make his 'heart burn.' For the accomplishment of that vast, spiritual, and moral change in man after which Flavel thirsted, his writings show how insufficient he regarded any, even the best, oratory with the Divine blessing. And, therefore, the prominence he ever gave to the work of the Holy Spirit; to the indispensable necessity of that agency for conversion and edification: and to his own dependence upon it." -The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle "Mr. Flavel was a nonconformist minister of the greatest eminence in the seventeenth century; and his writings, which indicate a high order of ministerial talents, and breathe the most elevated spirit of sound evangelical piety, have endeared his name to thousands of the present generation of Christians. His works have ever been esteemed as a treasure of divinity: but one of his treatises, though all truly excellent, appears equal to this work - 'The Fountain of Life.' The reading of the sermons would lead any one to anticipate the remark of one of the judicious hearers of Mr. Flavel; 'I could say much, though not enough, of the excellency of his preaching; and that person must have a very soft head, or a very hard heart, or both, that could sit under his ministry unaffected.'" -The Christian's Penny Magazine
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Biblical Interpretation and Doctrinal Formulation in the Reformed Tradition

Author: Arie C. Leder

Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books

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Page: 338

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The Reformed tradition is characterized by a rigorous commitment to theological formulation, yet it is equally known for its commitment to rooting its life and practice in the authority of God’s Word. While these two commitments are commonly acknowledged, the path from biblical interpretation to doctrinal formulation is often overlooked. Examining a diverse group of thinkers across the chronological and international spectrum of the Reformed tradition, this book demonstrates the depth and intricacies involved in the tasks of exegesis and dogmatic construction, the ways they intersect, and the effect it has on the church. Table of Contents: Preface - Richard A. Muller 1. An Appreciation of James De Jong - Calvin Van Reken 2. Calvin's Teaching Office and the Dutch Reformed Doctorenambt - Joel R. Beeke 3. An Immeasurably Superior Rhetoric: Biblical and Homiletical Oratory in Calvin's Sermons on the History of Melchizedek and Abraham - Richard A. Muller 4. Calvin's Lectures on Zechariah: Textual Notes - Al Wolters 5. Adopted in Christ, Appointed to the Slaughter: Calvin's Interpretation of the Maccabean Psalms - Keith D. Stanglin 6. Peter Martyr Vermigli and Aquinas Justice of War Doctrine - Mark J. Larson 7. Beza's Two Confessions as Sources of the Heidelberg Catechism - Lyle D. Bierma 8. Henry Ainsworth, Harried Hebraist - Raymond A. Blacketer 9. The Interpretation of Christ's Descent into Hades in the Early Seventeenth Century - Jay Shim 10. Critical and Catholic Exegesis in the Seventeenth-Century Low Countries - John S. Bergsma 11. Biblical Interpretation and Doctrinal Formulation in John Flavel's Works - Won Taek Lim 12. The Hobbes-Bramhall Debate on the Nature of Freedom and Necessity - J. Mark Beach 13. Bible Commentary for the Untutored: The Bijbelverklaring of 1780 1795, by Jacob van Nuys Klinkenberg and Gerard Johan Nahuys - Arie C. Leder 14. Herman Hoeksema was Right (on the three points that really matter) - John Bolt

Christ Altogether Lovely

Author: John Flavel

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John Flavel (c.1627-1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman and puritan. He was also a voluminous and popular author. There is a play of fine fancy in some of them, such as the 'Husbandry Spiritualised.' All display vigorous diction and strong evangelical sentiments. His principal works are his Navigation Spiritualized (1671); The Fountain of Life, in forty-two Sermons (1672); The Method of Grace (1680); Pneumatologia, a Treatise on the Soul of Man (1698); A Token for Mourners; Husbandry Spiritualized (1699).

A Treatise of the Soul of Man

Author: John Flavel

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Page: 324

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This is one of the puritan, John Flavel's, most incredible works. Flavel is one of those ancient scholars and church leaders who had a profoundly capable ability to speak to the issues of the heart. He was a physician of the soul. He says, "Among many other largesses and rich endowments, bestowed by the Creator's bounty upon the soul of man, the sentiments and impressions of the world to come, and the ability of reflection and self-intuition, are peculiar, invaluable, and heavenly gifts."

The Fountain of Life Opened

Author: John Flavel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... SERMON XLII. CHRIST'S ADVENT TO JUDGMENT, BEING THE FOURTH AND LAST DEGREE OF HIS EXALTATION, ILLUSTRATED AND IMPROVED. ACTS X. 42. AND HE COMMANDED DS TO PREACH CNTO THE PEOPLE, AND TO TESTIFY THAT IT IS HE WHICH WAS ORDAINED OF GOD TO BE THE JUDGB OF QUICK AND DEAD. Christ, enthroned in the highest glory in heaven, is there to abide for the effectual and successful government, both of the world, and of the church, until the number given him by the Father, before the world was, and purchased by the blood of the cross, be gathered in; and then cometh the judgment of the great day, which will perfectly separate the precious from the vile; put the redeemed in full possession of the purchase of his blood in heaven; and "then shall he deliver up the kingdom to his Father, that God may be all in all." This last act of Christ, namely, his judging the world, is a special part of his exaltation and honour bestowed upon him, "because he is the Son of man," John v. 27. In that day shall his glory, as King, and supreme Lord, shine forth as the sun when it shineth in its strength. Oh what an honour will it be to the man Christ Jesus, who stood arraigned and condemned at Pilate's bar, to sit upon the great white throne, surrounded with thousands and ten thousands of angels; men and devils waiting upon him to receive the final sentence from his mouth! In this will the glory of Christ's sovereignty and power be illustriously displayed before angels and men. And this is that great truth which he commanded to be preached and testified to the people, namely, that it is "he which is ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead." Wherein we have three things to be distinctly considered, namely, the subject, object, ana fountain of the supreme judiciary...
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Think Again

Author: Jared Mellinger

Publisher: New Growth Press

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Page: 192

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Evaluating yourself—being mindful of who you are and what you are doing—is necessary and can lead to positive change. But what about the dark side of introspection? Do you ever feel weighed down and exhausted by your own self-analysis? Perhaps you made a mistake, said a careless word, or even messed up big time. Your self-examination spirals into a full-blown cross-examination. You keep revisiting what happened. Your mind circles around the event, fruitlessly trying to somehow make the outcome different so you don’t feel the embarrassment, shame, and regret. The modern self-esteem movement has left us empty and self-focused. We exhaust our healthy introspection and pervert it into constant self-evaluation, wrong views of ourselves, self-accusation, and false guilt. Introspection was never meant to bear such weight. Think Again offers real relief from the burden of introspection that so many of us carry each day. Pastor Jared Mellinger, who tends to overdose on self-analysis himself, shows us how the hope of the gospel can rescue us from the bad fruit of unsound introspection. Mellinger’s short, story-filled chapters help readers identify and turn away from unhealthy introspection. There is an outward-focused God who delights to rescue an inward-focused people and lead them into a better way to live. When we truly understand it, we’ll see that the gospel actually sets us free from thinking about ourselves too much.We can seek after and pray for the peace and joy—the sanity—that comes from thinking about ourselves less often. Think Again includes practical instructions for self-examination, fighting false guilt, breaking free from hyper-introspection, and more. Ultimately, Think Again demonstrates that the solution to thinking too much about ourselves is to look to Christ, and it gives readers the tools to begin to turn from the mirror.
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Comfort and Holiness from Christ's Priestly Work

Author: William Bridge

Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books

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Page: 144

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What comfort can we have in Christ Himself but as He is clothed in His priestly garments, in His office of High Priest? Nothing is more vital to a believer's comfort and sanctification than understanding the scope of the Lord's priestly office. Conversely, some struggle with sin, doubt, temptation, discouragement, or an accusing conscience because they fail to grasp the significance of Christ's priesthood. In Comfort and Holiness from Christ's Priestly Work , William Bridge reminds us that "Christ's office as a priest is the great storehouse and supply of all the grace and comfort that we have on this side of heaven." Read this edifying book and see how Jesus' fourfold labor of satisfaction, intercession, offering gifts, and blessing His people works to sooth your weary soul and grow you in godliness. Table of Contents: 1. Christ's Priestly Work 2. Making Satisfaction 3. Making Intercession 4. Offering Gifts 5. Blessing the People 6. Conclusion Series Description Interest in the Puritans continues to grow, but many people find the reading these giants of the faith a bit unnerving. This series seeks to overcome that barrier by presenting Puritan books that are convenient in size and unintimidating in length. Each book is carefully edited with modern readers in mind, smoothing out difficult language of a bygone era while retaining the meaning of the original authors. Books for the series are thoughtfully selected to provide some of the best counsel on important subjects that people continue to wrestle with today.

A Saint Indeed

Author: John Flavel

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Page: 160

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John Flavel (c.1627-1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman and puritan. He was also a voluminous and popular author. There is a play of fine fancy in some of them, such as the 'Husbandry Spiritualised.' All display vigorous diction and strong evangelical sentiments. His principal works are his Navigation Spiritualized (1671); The Fountain of Life, in forty-two Sermons (1672); The Method of Grace (1680); Pneumatologia, a Treatise on the Soul of Man (1698); A Token for Mourners; Husbandry Spiritualized (1699).