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“All his things are ours” by John Calvin

If these matters had in bygone ages been treated and dealt with in proper order, so many tumults and dissension would never have arisen. Paul says that in the upbuilding of Christian teaching we must keep the foundation that he … Continue reading

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“Christ is full of grace” by Martin Luther

The third incomparable benefit of faith is that it unites the soul with Christ as a bride is united with her bridegroom. By this mystery, as the Apostle teaches, Christ and the soul become one flesh [Ephesians 5:31-32]. And if … Continue reading

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“What then is the Word of God?” by Martin Luther

You may ask, “What then is the Word of God, and how shall it be used, since there are so many words of God?” I answer: The Apostle explains this in Romans 1. The Word is the gospel of God … Continue reading

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“That one thing” by Martin Luther

Furthermore, to put aside all kind of works, even contemplation, meditation, and all that the soul can do, does not help. One thing, and only one thing, is necessary for Christian life, righteousness, and freedom. That one thing is the … Continue reading

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There is more glory by John Owen

There is more glory under the eye of God, in the sighs, groans, and mournings of poor souls filled with the love of Christ, after the enjoyment of him according to his promises— in their fervent prayers for his manifestation … Continue reading

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Q.36. What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ?

A: That He is our Mediator, and with His innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin wherein I was conceived.   -Question 36, Heidelberg Catechism (Edinburgh, UK; Banner of Truth Trust, original 1563, republished 2013), … Continue reading

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Overcoming Sin & Temptation – Introduction

Why read John Owen?¬†Well for me that is easy. He is the prince of the puritans, a standard bearer of reformed orthodoxy, and one of the most insightful and thoroughly biblical writers I have read. His passion for the glory … Continue reading

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