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Revisiting Putting on Christ

Revisiting Putting on Christ

As John and Teddy will be continuing the series discussing Puritans and the 18th Century Revivals, we thought it would be a good idea to reach into our archives and remind you about some of the men we have talked about on the podcast who were also deeply influenced by the Puritans. This week we present you with the first episode from our series about William Mason's book, The One Thing Needful. William Mason, an 18th century pastor, wrote a book entitled The One Thing Needful. It is a sweet and powerful example of how the Puritans and early evangelicals...

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Meditate on God's Providence

Meditate on God's Providence

“John Flavel was ejected from the church of England in August of 1662 . . . He was living in Slapton on a farm. We have today so much Puritan literature because they were not allowed to be in the pulpit. Because of that, they had time to write. And therefore, we have lots of wonderful works of practical divinity."― Brian Cosby, PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God John Flavel was a 17th century English Presbyterian clergyman, puritan, and author who faithfully preached and lived out the gospel. And because of the Lord's good providence even in his ejection from...

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Revisiting Letters of Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Revisiting Letters of Robert Murray M'Cheyne

As John and Teddy will be continuing the series discussing Puritans and the 18th Century Revivals, we thought it would be a good idea to reach into our archives and remind you about some of the men we have talked about on the podcast who were also deeply influenced by the Puritans. This week we present you with the first episode from our series about Robert Murray M'Cheyne. This week we wanted to point you to one of our favorite pastors, Robert Murray M’Cheyne. M’Cheyne was a 19th century pastor in the rough city of Dundee, Scotland. His diary reveals...

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The Immutability of God

The Immutability of God

"God is not like a fixed photograph. He is a Person who is constant. He is true, and faithful, and good, and righteous, and just, and holy, and He is all of this all of the time."― Sinclair Ferguson, Behold Your God: The Weight Of Majesty Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great 19th century Prince of Preachers, was often called "the last Puritan." The spirit of Puritanism was certainly alive and well in his ministry. "Consider what you owe to His immutability. Though you have changed a thousand times, He has not changed once."― Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening Spurgeon preached "The Immutability of God" on Malachi...

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Revisiting Path of Evangelism

Behold Your God Podcast

Revisiting Path of Evangelism

We are currently going through a series of episodes discussing the influence of the Puritans on the era we in America known as the First Great Awakening. The same work in the United Kingdom is called the Evangelical Revival. We are eventually going to be focusing in on their view of the great doctrines of our salvation. If you are a long-time listener, Puritans and the Evangelical Revival are certainly not new ideas to you. However, if you recently discovered the podcast you may not be as familiar with these people and eras. So we thought it would be a good...

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