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A Heavenly Conference

between Christ and Mary

cover image for 'A Heavenly Conference' by Richard Sibbes
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Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 7.11 x 4.75 x .5 in
binding

Paperback, Kindle (.mobi), ePub, Paperback & Kindle, Paperback & ePub

Format

Book

isbn

9781848716339

Original Pub Date

1654

short-isbn

6339

series

Puritan Paperbacks

page-count

184

Banner Pub Date

Sep 10, 2015

Endorsement

‘Christians today need not only the truth and comfort Sibbes offers here; they need his heartfelt delight so that they live for no other end than the very glory of God.’ — MICHAEL REEVES

Book Description

A Heavenly Conference is Richard Sibbes’ exposition of the memorable meeting that took place on the first Easter Sunday when the risen Christ met Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb. Though only a few words were exchanged between the Lord and Mary, Sibbes saw in them the gospel in a nutshell.

A Heavenly Conference is a wonderfully original treatment of the doctrine of the believer’s union with Christ. It is written by a loving and tender-hearted pastor whose main aim is to help believers enjoy the comfort that comes from knowing that Jesus’ God and Father is our God and Father too. ‘For from this, that God is our God, cometh all that we have that is good in nature and grace. Whatsoever is comfortable cometh from this spring, that God in Christ is our God, our reconciled God.’

Without such assurance, we simply cannot live Christian lives as God would have us. God would have us thankful, cheerful, rejoicing, and strong in faith: but we will be none of these things unless we are sure that God and Christ are ours for good. Here, then, are pastorally vital truths that Sibbes seeks to work into us.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword by Michael Reeves vii
To the Reader xi
A Heavenly Discourse between Christ and Mary 1
1 The ministry of angels 2
2 The apprehension of Christ 4
3 One word from Christ; one word from Mary 8
4 Application 11
5 Communion with Christ 19
Beware of apathy 20
Beware of formality 23
6 A particular interest in Christ 24
7 Christ’s prohibition 26
Outward things 27
8 Christ’s commission 32
9 Christ our brother 35
The comfort of being Christ’s brethren 43
The dignity of Christ’s brethren 47
Christ’s timing 49
Christ’s love constant and invincible 51
Christ’s love to his cast down brethren 54
The matter of Christ’s commission 62
10 Christ’s ascension and ours 63
The purpose of Christ’s ascension 68
Christ pleading our cause 73
The comfort of an ascended Christ 75
11 Christ’s Father and ours 80
The comfort of having God as our Father 92
God’s love in Christ 94
Be indulgent in preaching the truth 98
Knowing true brethren 101
The priority of Christ’s relation to the Father 105
12 Christ’s God and ours 111
The comfort in God being our God 115
13 Application 120
God sovereign in our hearts 120
God the ground of our obedience 123
God all-sufficient for us 142
Assurance of salvation 152

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