Category Archives: Church History

Advent Longing

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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On “Refined Persecutors,” “Sham Griefs,” and the Reality of Future Glory

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) had a way with words. In fact, few people in the history of the English church have had a better command of the language. It is not hyperbole, perhaps, to say, “What Da Vinci (or Rembrandt or … Continue reading

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Holding Fellowship With the Sufferings of Christ

From John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion , Book 3, Chapter 8: On Bearing the Cross–One Branch of Self Denial. *** THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples when he says, that every one … Continue reading

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Lloyd-Jones on the Nature of Man

Grateful for this newly released video interview with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones by the MLJ Trust.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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Christ Our Captain

The following is from Albert Barnes, Notes Explanatory and Practical on the Acts of the Apostles (New York, 1851), page vi.  Italics original. *** “This book [of Acts] contains unanswerable evidence of the truth of the Christian religion.  It is a record … Continue reading

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5 Minutes in Church History

Love that Ligonier Ministries has brought on Dr. Stephen Nichols to do a new weekly podcast entitled 5 Minutes in Church History. Take a listen to the one below called Jonathan Edwards’ Favorite Word. Just might be the best 5 minutes … Continue reading

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