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An A-Z of Christian Truth and Experience

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Dimensions 8.8 x 5.75 x 0.5 in
binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

isbn

9780851518367

Original Pub Date

2003

Banner Pub Date

Jun 30, 2003

topic

Encouragement, Pastoral Theology/Pastoral Helps

page-count

144

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‘He that prays is nearer to Jesus Christ than the apostles were.’ — ALEXANDRE VINET

‘I would rather have the smallest portion of humility and love than the knowledge of an archangel.’ — HENRY MARTYN

‘Great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace.’ — JOHN BUNYAN

‘The patient collection of spiritual gold dust over lifetime of careful study makes this accumulation of truth a real and substantial treasury of spiritual wisdom. It is a book to prompt thoughtful and prayerful devotion, perhaps especially helpful for those who want something to stir their prayers or prompt fellowship, or for preachers looking to spice their sermons with appropriate quotations.’ — JEREMY WALKER

‘Among these many “flakes of shining gold” is the following concerning salvation. ‘There is nothing necessary for salvation which faith finds not in Christ’ (John Calvin). Then, under the heading ‘Antichrist’ Miller gives this quotation from Calvin: ‘Roman antichrist invites us to himself, under the pretence of unity, and pronounces all to be schismatics who do not spontaneously submit to the yoke of his tyranny.’… Every Christian home should have a source of reference like this. An excellent buy.’ — REV. KYLE PAISLEY

‘Preachers are often endeavouring to find the right quote explaining a certain point, or to set the scene for a whole sermon. Here is another help along the way. The best of authors are used, so you can be sure of sound material. The most quoted is John Calvin, and some folk might criticise the book for an overabundance of Calvin. Dare they?!’ — EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN

Book Description

On a visit to Graham and Flora Miller in Australia in 1999, Iain Murray made an exciting discovery which led to the present book – ‘bound volumes filled with my friend’s firm and distinctive handwriting, containing memorable quotations gleaned from leading authors’. A selection of these is presented here. As Iain Murray says in his Introduction, they give ‘a wonderful overview of the Christian faith to ponder and reflect on. I have found the contents humbling and inspiring.’

An A-Z of Christian Truth and Experience is the result of Graham Miller’s lifelong practice of collecting and recording memorable quotations from leading authors. Now arranged alphabetically under subject headings, these sayings cover the entire range of Christian truth and experience. This is truly a store of priceless treasure, affording rich instruction and help to all Christians.

The power of a word fitly spoken has often been proved down through the centuries. Such choice statements of profound truth are like apples of gold in settings of silver, according to Solomon (Prov. 25:11). Some of the finest — from the most influential thinkers and writers of all the Christian centuries is now brought together in this volume.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Introduction xi
Foreword xix
Ability 1
Adam 1
Adoption 1
Ambition – False 2
Ambition – True 2
Anger 3
Antichrist 4
Assurance 4
Atonement 6
Atonement and the Holy Spirit 8
Authoritarianism 8
Backsliding 9
Baptism 10
Beauty 10
The Bible 10
Bible Study 11
Burial 13
Chastisement 13
Christians 13
Christian Ministry 14
The Church 15
Church History 16
Communion of Saints 17
Conscience 17
Consecration 18
Controversy 18
Conversion 19
Convictions 21
Courage 21
The Covenant 21
Creeds 22
Criticism 22
Danger 23
Dead Faith 23
Death 23
Dependence on God 23
Disunity 24
Divine Mysteries 24
Doubt 25
Effectual Calling 26
Election 26
End Times 28
Error 28
Eternity 29
Evangelicalism 30
Example 30
Faith 30
Family 33
Fanatics / Fanaticism 34
Fear of God 34
Fears 35
Flattery 35
Free Will 35
Friendship 36
The Future 36
Gentleness 36
Gifts 36
Glory for God Alone 37
God 38
Good Works 38
Growing Old 39
Guidance 40
Happiness 40
Health 40
The Heart 41
Heaven 41
Hell 41
Holy Scripture 42
Holy Scripture – The Spirit’s Testimony 42
Holy Scripture – Testimonies of Believers 44
Holy Scripture – Difficulties In 44
The Holy Spirit 45
The Spirit’s Sealing and Illuminating 47
Hope 47
Humility 47
Imputation 49
Intellect 49
Intercession 51
Jesting 51
Jesus Christ – God 51
Jesus Christ – Man 51
Jesus Christ – To Be Known 53
Jesus Christ – His Virgin Birth 53
Jesus Christ – Obedience and Death 54
Jesus Christ – Risen and Living 55
Jesus Christ – His Ascension 56
Jesus Christ – Mediator and Intercessor 56
Jesus Christ – His People’s Pattern 57
Jesus Christ – All Sufficient 57
Jesus Christ and Scripture 58
Jesus Christ in History 59
Jesus Christ – His Return 59
Judgment 60
Justice 62
Justification 63
Knowledge 65
The Law 65
Leaders 66
Learning 66
Literature 66
Liturgy 66
The Lord’s Day 67
The Lord’s Supper 67
Love 67
The Love of God 70
Man in Sin 70
Meditation 71
Meekness 71
Memorizing Scripture 71
Men-Pleasing 72
The Mind – Fallen 72
Miracles 73
Modesty 73
Murder 74
Music 74
Mystery 74
Obedience 75
Occupations 75
Patience 75
Pentecost 76
Perfectionism 76
Persecution 76
Philosophy 77
Praise 77
Prayer 77
Prayer and the Christian Ministry 81
Preachers and Preaching 81
Predestination 82
Presumption 83
Pride 83
Promises 84
Prophecy – Old Testament 85
Prophets 86
Propitiation 86
Providence 86
Psalms / Psalmody 87
Reason 87
Redemption 88
Regeneration 88
Repentance 89
Reproof 90
Responsibility 90
Resurrection 91
Reverence 92
Roman Catholicism 92
The Sabbath 93
The Sacraments 93
Salvation 94
Sanctification 94
Satan 95
The School of God 98
Separation from the World 98
Separation from the Church 99
Separation from Error 100
Sermons 100
Sickness 100
Sin 100
Slander 103
The Sovereignty of God 103
Study 104
Suffering 104
Temptation 104
Testimony 105
The Trinity 105
Trouble 106
Trust 106
Truth 106
Unbelief 107
Union with Christ 108
Unity 109
Wisdom 109
Work 111
World Mission 111
Worship 111
Worship – Corrupted 112
Zeal 113
Authors and Sources…etc. 114

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