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To help us in the dealings of our lives we should have such a conception of God as not to limit him in our thoughts. When we are in extremity we must not tie him to this thing or to that thing. He can make matter out of nothing. Why should we limit the unlimited […]

Category Articles
Date October 15, 2021
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Readers of the past few issues will know that this is the 60th anniversary year of the first Puritan Paperbacks. Following the introductory article, we have had an article on each of the first three volumes that were published, and this month we are looking at the fourth: John Flavel’s (c. 1630-91) The Mystery of […]

Category Book Reviews
Date October 7, 2021
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September 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Puritan Paperback series.                 Iain Murray, writing in 1961: ‘The first two titles of this new series are scheduled to appear in September. This is an endeavour to popularize in mid-twentieth century format some of the timeless literary treasure given to […]

Category Announcements
Date September 20, 2021
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Why bother coming to the prayer meeting? In the pecking order of many congregations, it is somewhere below the much-lamented evening service. In the priorities of too many Christians, it seems to have little value. It’s the one we can afford to miss. It’s the one to which we don’t, or maybe wouldn’t, take our […]

Category Articles
Date September 3, 2021
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One of the Saddest Days in Church History – Steve Lawson on Sermons of the Great Ejection.

Category Book Reviews
Date August 19, 2021
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This is the third in a series of ‘taster’ articles to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Puritan Paperbacks series. I can still remember as a teenager pulling my father’s copy of the 1962 Banner edition of Sermons of the Great Ejection off one of his study shelves and turning to Edmund Calamy’s sermon, ‘Trembling […]

Category Book Reviews
Date August 19, 2021
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If you would strengthen your faith to suffer great and hard things, study much the book of the Revelation, which is a standing cordial for the relief of the saints, in anti-christian times; and study and read and commend to your children, the Book of Martyrs, where you have examples to the life of the […]

Category Articles
Date August 6, 2021
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One of the most difficult things at present for the Reformed Christian is to strike a balance between yesterday and today. This is not perhaps surprising. The Reformed Christian believes that in the sixteenth century the Reformers recovered the biblical faith, and that no Protestant ministry has excelled that of the seventeenth century. Reformers and […]

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Category Articles
Date July 23, 2021
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This is the second in a series of ‘taster’ articles to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Puritan Paperbacks series. Here, our Book Review Editor provides a flavour of one of the early titles to appear in the series. Heaven on earth! Who would refuse that? But what is it, and where do we find […]

Category Book Reviews
Date July 22, 2021
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‘The loving tenderness of Christ the good shepherd.’ – Mike Riccardi recommends The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes.

Category Book Reviews
Date July 22, 2021
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While the metaphorical bucket of cold water may not be a distinctively British phenomenon, it certainly seems to be an outlook that many here have perfected, and doubtless others besides. Some cultures and societies seem easily enthused. In some places you could give people the chance to go out and hit themselves with wet sticks […]

Category Articles
Date July 9, 2021
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The Psalmist sang, ‘All the ends of the world shall re­member and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee’ (Psalm 22:27). Another Messianic psalm foretold, ‘He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth: They that dwell […]

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Category Articles
Date June 25, 2021
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Join us this October 12-14 in Ramona, CA, as we focus on the theme ‘Devoted to Christ’s Church’. Register here.

Category Articles
Date June 21, 2021
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‘An all-wise providence’ – Steven Lawson recommends The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel.

Category Book Reviews
Date June 18, 2021
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This is the first in a series of ‘taster’ articles to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Puritan Paperbacks series. Here, the Trust’s Editorial Director provides a flavour of the inaugural title of the series, appearing in 1961. First published in 1649, William Bridge’s thirteen sermons on Psalm 42:11, entitled A Lifting Up for the […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 18, 2021
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One consequence of the individualism that blights the modern evangelical is the loss of what the Puritans called the Christian man’s calling. This loss is partly a cause and partly a result of the present impotence, and derives from the idea that people are primarily non-material beings with non-material1 needs and throw-away bodies. Creation is […]

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Date June 18, 2021
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The following is an extract from Thomas Manton’s commentary on Jude. * * * Of all graces, love needs keeping. Why? (1) Because of all graces it is most decaying (Matt. 24:12, Rev. 2:4). Flame is soon spent, graces that act most strongly require most influence, as being most subject to abatement; we sooner lose […]

Category Articles
Date June 11, 2021
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In the opinion of many, next to the Bible itself, the very best tool for family worship is The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos. It is now back in print. Banner of Truth has republished it in cloth binding, beautiful paper and print with a marker to use as the pages are turned […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 10, 2021
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We realize that this year it has been difficult to travel long distances for conferences, and we understand that the term ‘livestream’ may have lost some of the interest it once held as we have all become more accustomed to watching live events through a computer screen. So, this year, instead of streaming our USA […]

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Category Announcements
Date May 24, 2021
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According to an oft‑quoted saying of Francis Bacon, reading makes a full man, writing an exact man, and conversation a ready man. Experience shows the observant Christian that he was right. There is no ordinary way for a person to attain to fullness of knowledge in the things of God apart from a diligent application […]

Category Articles
Date May 21, 2021
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There are several instances in Scripture when people make the wrong calculations or use the wrong measures. Samuel is in danger of doing so when he looks at David’s older brother, Eliab, while searching for the Lord’s anointed. He looks at his appearance and his stature, and is tempted to conclude that he has found […]

Category Articles
Date May 14, 2021
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The twenty-third issue of the Banner of Truth magazine, which appeared in February 1961, carried an article by Iain Murray entitled ‘Revolution in Publishing.’ What was the ‘revolution’ to which he referred? It wasn’t Gutenberg’s printing press of the fifteenth century, although that certainly did revolutionize publishing. Nor was it the advent of digital printing, […]

Category Articles
Date May 12, 2021
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‘Reducing your wants to your needs.’ – Conrad Mbewe recommends The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs.

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Category Book Reviews
Date May 10, 2021
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We can be creatures of extremes. Sometimes our reading of church history pushes us toward one or the other end of a certain spectrum. We absolutise the light or the darkness. It was never, to paraphrase Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times. To us, it was either the best or the […]

Category Articles
Date April 30, 2021
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The following is the second chapter of Rhett P. Dodson’s newest title, With A Mighty Triumph! * * * Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not […]

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Category Articles
Date April 23, 2021
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