Each participant in Small Groups, Sunday Schools, Family Worship or Individual Study using the video lessons in To God's Glory: Lessons on Puritanism should have his or her own copy of the Workbook.
“It is our hope and prayer that these lessons will be used to ignite within you a passion for the triune God whom the Puritans delighted in proclaiming.” —Joel Beeke and Nicholas Thompson
Each chapter focuses on a particular lesson and is divided into five sections:
- Meditate – Here you will find a Puritan quotation along with a pertinent passage of Scripture for meditation. Take a few minutes to prayerfully ponder the passage in this section and record any thoughts or applications that come to mind.
- Learn – This section contains material on the subject covered in the video lesson. Some of this will be review from the lesson, but will also contain supplementary material to further whet your appetite for these rich themes.
- Reflect – We have provided questions here for personal reflection and examination. This section is intended to help you digest the lesson material and apply it to your soul and life. We are after what the Puritans called “experiential religion.”
- Discuss – Next are questions for group discussion, though they can also be used for personal study. This section aims to be less soul searching and more theological and practical, helping you think through the lesson material in its application to the church today.
- Read – In this final section you will find a brief bibliography with some of the most helpful primary and secondary sources to pursue for further study. The goal of these lessons is not to be ends in themselves, but means to get you to read the Puritans for yourself, if you are not doing so already.
May these lessons will be used to ignite within you a passion for the triune God whom the Puritans delighted in proclaiming.
Sample Workbook Lesson
1. William Perkins
2. Richard Sibbes
3. Oliver Cromwell
4. Thomas Goodwin
5. Richard Baxter
6. John Owen
7. Christopher Love
8. John Bunyan
9. John Flavel
10. Matthew Henry
11. American Puritans
12. Jonathan Edwards
13. Puritan Women: Katherine Willoughby and Anne Bradstreet
14. Dutch “Puritans”: Gisbertus Voetius and Wilhemus à Brakel
15. Scottish “Puritan”: Samuel Rutherford
16. Twentieth-Century “Puritan”: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
17. The Westminster Assembly
18. Puritans on Regeneration and Conversion
19. Puritans on Conscience
20. Puritans on Zeal
21. Puritans on Suffering and Providence
22. Puritans on Marriage
23. Puritans on Family
24. Puritans on Education
25. Puritans on Work and Money
26. Puritans on Shepherding
27. Puritans on Preaching
28. Puritans on Church and Worship
29. Puritans on the Sabbath
30. Puritans on Evangelism and Missions
31. Puritans on Awakening and Revival
32. Puritans on Politics and Culture
33. Puritans on Paedobaptist Covenant Theology
34. Seventeenth-Century, Baptistic Covenant Theology
35. Practical Conclusions